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Nintendo Download: Gaze Into the Crystal and Discover Your Fate

Fresh from yesterday’s Nintendo Direct Mini, this week’s Download sees a few new games land. Those include Final Fantasy, and a title about picking the perfect dog.

Fantasy remade

Pretty easily the headline game this week, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is finally here. So if you were looking to finish out your summer vacation (such as it is) with a little long-form gaming, this could be your game.

But if you’re not into Final Fantasy, there’s still a bunch of stuff to occupy you this week. Game releases include Jump Force Deluxe Edition, Immortal Realms, MX vs ATV, Witcheye, moon, and a surprise appearance by none other than Commander Keen. That’s a legitimate shock there.

There’s a bunch more of course, along with a game called Best Friend Forever. What’s that about? Well, it’s a dating sim basically, but one where you also move to a new city and adopt a dog. It’s complicated.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Best Friend Forever – Step off the bus at Rainbow Bay and start a new life with your furever friend! Adopt a dog, find true love and experience all the wacky hijinks this colorful city has to offer. Best Friend Forevercombines virtual pet care and dating (just not necessarily at the same time). Train, pat and play with your very own in-game dog to form a bond that will last the ages. With your four-legged companion by your side, meet, woo and cherish the many cuties of Rainbow Bay’s thriving singles scene.
  • FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition – Follow the Crystal Caravans as they embark on an enchanting and epic journey. Call upon magic and might and team up with faraway friends to take down fearsome foes. Enlist comrades to your crystal caravan in online multiplayer mode* with up to four players. Adventure and exploration await your caravan in new lands teeming with wonder. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition invites newcomers and seasoned players alike to take up the crystal chalice and explore a world unlike any other. Featuring new areas inside dungeons, even those who played the original action-RPG will have rewarding surprises in store!
  • Windbound – Thrown from your boat, at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise. With no boat, no food or tools, just the will and skill to survive, you must uncover this beautiful island’s rich resources. Craft tools and weapons to hunt and defend yourself against nature itself with its wild and fantastical creatures. Unravel the mystery behind the island’s secrets and you may find more than just your way home. Windbound will be available on Aug. 28.
  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Month 1 Edition – Based on the globally beloved anime series, the worlds of soccer and anime collide in an action soccer game which chronicles the exploits of Tsubasa Ozora. Get a real taste for the world of Captain Tsubasa through two story modes: Episode Tsubasa, in which you can experience the events as seen in the anime, and Episode: New Hero, an original story mode. Get immersed in an action-packed game featuring over-the-top signature shots and exhilarating gameplay. Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Month 1 Edition will be available on Aug. 28.
  • JUMP FORCE – Deluxe Edition – The most famous manga heroes are thrown into an epic battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of humankind. Create your own avatar and jump into an original story mode to fight alongside the most powerful heroes from DRAGON BALL ZONE PIECENARUTOBLEACHHUNTER X HUNTERYU-GI-OH!YU YU HAKUSHOSAINT SEIYAand many others. Or head to the Online Lobby* to challenge other players and discover lots of modes and activities. JUMP FORCE – Deluxe Edition will be available on Aug. 28.

DLC:

  • Re-orchestrate Your Hyrule Adventure – Have you battled your way through Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda? The beat of the drum continues today with the Melody Pack DLC, which is available now for $5.99 and features 39 newly added songs and remixes for you to move and groove to as you explore Hyrule. The Character Pack DLC is also available for $5.99, which adds five additional characters to the game’s cast, as well as the All Character Mode featuring a 21-floor dungeon. Players can also look forward to the upcoming Symphony of the Mask DLC Pack, which will have a new story, songs and map featuring Skull Kid. Get access to all three DLC** packs as they release with the Season Pass, which can be purchased in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo.com for $14.99.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Share the Fun Sale – Find great deals on select digital multiplayer titles for the Nintendo Switch family of systems. You can save up to 50% on select digital titles that are sure to be a blast to play together.*** Act fast – sale ends on Aug. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You can head over to Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop and start saving now!

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

**Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

***Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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