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This week’s Nintendo Download highlighted by a mobile game

To be fair, it’s a pretty big mobile game with Super Mario Run now hitting Android. But that’s not all as Has Been Heroes makes its Switch debut.


Man is this a bold, new age. Well, from the perspective of a Nintendo fan anyway. I say that because this week we’re looking at a Nintendo Download that’s headlined by arguably a trio of games – and one of them is a mobile title.

As Nintendo was a company that long shunned mobile (or multiplatform) gaming in all its forms for a while, this is more than a little odd. However, and as I mentioned, this is a pretty big game that we’re talking about. So keep that in mind since Super Mario Run arriving on the Android platform is definitely notable. It’s also notable that “Nintendo Mobile” becoming a listing on the Nintendo Download press release is now a thing. But that’s a story for another day.

And aside from mobile offerings, there are a few titles worth talking about today. First and foremost, I’m referring to Has-been Heroes. This is a roguelike, strategy/action title for the Switch, and that’s a doubly good thing. For one, the game just looks neat. And for two, well, the Switch needs games. Period. I know it’s still early for that kind of talk, but with gamers being so massively underserved by the console’s launch lineup, the more the merrier – and the sooner the better.

Past that, there’s also Mario Sports Superstars on the 3DS. That’s probably a pretty big release as Super Mario anything tends to make green. There are a few other scattered things of note though, like another SNK release, and a Kid Icarus celebration (no new KI game though).

So scroll on down of the full list of what’s new and notable.

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

    • Has-Been Heroes – Available on March 28Has-Been Heroes is a challenging and rewarding rogue-like game of strategy and action, featuring a band of old heroes on a quest to escort the King’s twin princesses to a faraway academy. Randomized regions, enemies and a huge pool of unlockables, including 300+ spells, 200+ items, 14 regions and 12 heroes, makes each run unique.
  • Nintendo Mobile

    • Super Mario Run – TheSuper Mario Run game is now available to download for Android devices on Google Play! What’s more, the game has received a new update for the iOS version, bringing new features to existing and new players alike. New to Super Mario Run? You can download it from the App Store or Google Play at no cost, and you can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in Super Mario Run – World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

    • Mario Sports Superstars – In the Mario Sports Superstars game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, experience the challenge and depth of five full-on sports – Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Horse Racing. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer, hone skills in training or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi or one of 16 others, you’re on the road to superstardom! (Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS


Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Pokémon: A Sinister Organization – Team Skull
    • Pokémon: Shiny Tapu Koko

Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console, and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points. Click herefor details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

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About Jason Micciche

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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