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Nintendo Download: Happy New Year!

Nintendo ends 2018 with a somewhat anemic Nintendo Download. Then again, what’d you expect there to be between Christmas and New Year’s?

Out with the old

There’s no denying that the Switch had an awesome 2018, and that means Nintendo did too. Becoming the fastest selling console (over the first 21 months) of the current generation, the Switch has returned maker Nintendo to greatness, and given fans a reason to smile again.

A big part of all that success was the slate of games that the Switch saw grace it since launching in 2017. This year in particular saw a ton of awesome stuff, and that includes titles from the indie sector. That was a big focus for Nintendo this gen, and its paid off.

So there’s plenty to play on the Switch if you just nabbed one for the Holidays. And that’s a good thing, since this week’s Download isn’t too stacked. But again, that’s to be expected since the period we’re in right now isn’t conducive to really anything “big time” seeing release.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more on the horizon. And in the meantime who knows? You might see something this week that you just have to check out.

Happy New Year folks, here’s the last Nintendo Download of 2018:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition – Immerse yourself in the vivid tales of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Play as the mighty warrior Lu Bu, and embark on a journey that depicts his way of life. The Definitive Edition includes all of the downloadable content from past versions of the game.

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  • Splatoon 2 Frosty Fest – Fans of the Splatoon 2 game have plenty of reasons to start inkin’ online*. Frosty Fest will turn Inkopolis Square into a festive winter wonderland. Inklings and Octolings will even get to use some very fancy glitter-filled ink! In keeping with the season, this special Splatfest asks: Who do you get most excited to spend the holidays with: Friends or Family? Choose a side and battle it out from Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. PT to Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. PT. You can also get seasonal gear that will be distributed via the Splatoon 2 News channel on your Nintendo Switch system. Look for these free gifts in late December. Need a reminder? Redeem your My Nintendo points** now for a themed wallpaper featuring the special gear.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Piranha Plant – Don’t forget that My Nintendo users who purchase and register the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game by Jan. 31, 2019, will receive a download code for Piranha Plant, which will join the battle as a playable character when it’s available. Get all the details at https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/#piranha-plant.

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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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