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Nintendo Download: Fighting Like Cats and Dogs!

It’s a Crash Bandicoot kinda week on the Nintendo Switch, which also receives the cats and dogs battlin’ B.ARK, new Apex Legends, and more.

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We just told you about the new Crash Bandicoot anniversary collections, and here we are at launch. Activision has a pair of them out, if you’re unaware, and they’re more or less tailored to fit particular tastes.

There’s a collection that includes everything that’s been released over the last few years, and one that has everything except Nitro Kart. So if you don’t want the racing, you don’t have to buy in.

Now, if you have all the Crash you need already, then the options kinda slide a bit. Not to say that there isn’t stuff to buy, but it’s not exactly the biggest named. Side-scrolling, multiplayer actioner B.ARK looks sharp, Emergence arrives for Apex, and both Blaster Master Zero 3 and shlock-tastic shooter Corpse Killer arrive.

So, some options, depending on where your tastes lie.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • B.ARK – Help these heroic pets take back Earth in this shoot-’em-up adventure. Blast through waves of the evil cybernetic fish armada Dark Tide, and fight to take back the solar system as the members of Team B.ARK: good boy Barker the Dog, Felicity the wise-cracking Cat, Lucio the overprotective Bear and cautious-but-quick Marv the Rabbit. Hop in a mech for up to four-player local co-op as you battle through multiple galactic stages full of hand-animated characters and enemies. Squad up and fight to take back the Earth.
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    • Splatoon 2 – Excited for the Splatoon 3 game, launching for the Nintendo Switch system in 2022? Hone your ink-splatting skills today by covering the world in color in the bright, fast-paced action of theSplatoon 2 game. Slide through the action-packed story mode by stepping into the role of Agent 4 in order to find Callie and the Great Zapfish after they’ve mysteriously vanished. Explore Octo Canyon to find the missing duo, or if you’d rather hop right into multiplayer action – dive into a Turf War with friends.* Whoever covers the most ground in their team’s color takes the victory! Splatoon 2 is now available in Nintendo eShop.


  • Apex Legends Emergence – Change is constant in the Apex Games; are you watching closely? Pay attention or pay the price when Apex Legends Emergence launches Aug. 3. Season 10 brings a new Legend, fresh loot and special events that change the Games. Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter game where legendary characters battle for glory, fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Play for free now.


  • Sonic Colors: Ultimate – Join Sonic in the high-speed adventure of a lifetime! Use Sonic’s lightning speed as you explore six colorful worlds, each filled with dangerous enemies and hurdles to overcome. Now with stunning upscaled visuals, additional features, a new game mode and enhanced gameplay – it’s the Ultimate Sonic Colors experience. Sonic Colors: Ultimate will be available on Sept. 7 – pre-order today!


  • Confront Your Destiny for a Chance To Win Triforce Treasures –Enter the My Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD sweepstakes by Aug. 1 for your last chance to score some legendary prizes! You can also redeem your My Nintendo points** and get stunning desktop wallpapers featuring artwork from the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD game. For more information, please visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/d07a85419032491b#wp.***

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Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

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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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