Nintendo Download: The first Pokemon game on the Nintendo Switch

Yes, as the headline reads, there is a Pokemon game hitting Switch this week. But it’s actually a pretty big week all around.

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Another Wii U game gets a Switch upgrade this week, with Pokken Tournament arriving on Nintendo’s latest platform. A fighting game, Pokken stocks 20 different Pokemon that you can play as across multiple modes.

It might be the biggest title this week, but it’s not the only one. Not by a long shot actually.

Steamworld Dig 2 finally hits the Switch as well, along with LEGO Ninjago, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Thimbleweed Park, Sine Mora EX, Arcade Archives Mario Bros., and more (yes, there’s a Neo Geo game). See? Big week.

There’s even some stuff for the 3DS in the form of Pokemon Gold/Silver in the Virtual Console, and a few Wii U titles. Nothing amazing, but still.

Have a peek at the full listing below.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Pokkén Tournament DX – Take direct control of one of more than 20 prized Pokémon fighters to defeat other Pokémon in arena fights. Call upon Support Pokémon to assist in the fight, then unleash your Pokémon’s unique Burst Attack to climb atop the ranks. With new modes and new ways to battle with friends*, this is your chance to become champion of the Ferrum Region! The Pokkén Tournament DX game will be available on Sept. 22.

  • SteamWorld Dig 2 – The SteamWorld Dig 2 game takes you on a platform mining adventure. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath. Dig your way underground and explore vivid worlds riddled with treasure, secrets and traps.
  • Flip Wars – Software Update – Fans that are enjoying the multiplayer fun of Flip Wars can now enjoy a free update. Once downloaded, the update adds a new stage, new mechanics, local wireless multiplayer, Class Matches and a new online** battle mode.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

  • Pokémon Gold Version / Pokémon Silver Version – When initially launched on the Game Boy Color system, the Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version games continued to expand the Pokémon universe, adding 100 Pokémon, held items, Pokémon eggs and real-time events thanks to an internal game clock. Now, a new feature lets you trade and battle Pokémon in 2D using local wireless on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version will be available on Sept. 22.
    Also, as a bonus for purchasing one of these great games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Trainers will get a code*** that unlocks the Mythical Pokémon Celebi in their Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game. Or, Trainers can hold on to the code and use it in either of the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon games when they launch on Nov. 17. Purchase the Pokémon Gold Version or Pokémon Silver Version game in Nintendo eShop by Jan. 15, 2018, to receive a bonus digital code for a Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme inspired by the version you bought.

Nintendo eShop sales:


  • Pokémon Gold Version / Pokémon Silver Version – If you purchase Pokémon Gold Version or Pokémon Silver Version at either GameStop, Best Buy or, you will receive a bonus Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version inspired Nintendo 3DS HOME menu theme.****

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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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