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Nintendo Download: Discover Your Knight in Shining Armor

A solid week for Nintendo Switch gamers sees a whole mess of classic games hit the eShop, along with Shovel Knight’s latest adventure.

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Do you like the classics? And I mean, specifically, Double Dragon and River City Ransom. If you’re a gamer from the NES days, then chances are that you do, at least to some degree.

And if that is you, then you’re going to be pleased with what the eShop is offering this week. Nintendo’s online service has the complete Double Dragon series from the NES, as well as the classic River City title.

But wait, there’s more! Also arriving this week is a game that’s not retro, but sure looks like it is – Shove Knight: Shovel of Hope. The latest addition to the SK series, Shovel of Hope is a brand new adventure. It’s also a part of the Treasure Trove collection though, so if you have that, then you can download this with no additional charge.

Here’s the full list of what’s coming up in short order:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope* – Enjoy the original standalone adventure that launched Shovel Knight on his quest to discover the true meaning of shovel justice. Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope is a sweeping, classic action-adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It’s a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small warrior with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!
  • Later Daters – You’re the newest resident at Ye OLDE retirement community, where you’ll meet a cast of charming seniors who are all eager to greet you. It’s a lot like summer camp, but with orthopedic shoes, bridge clubs and way more gelatin. Customize your look, name, history and gender as you date and flirt with eight fetching residents of Ye OLDE. Adventure, passion and transformation are all on the table in this role-playing simulation. Who knows: maybe these will turn out to be the best years of your life!

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Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

*Disclaimer: Those who already own Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove don’t need to purchase Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope separately. This title is included with all versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.

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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