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Nintendo Download: Forge a Link in the Chain of Champions

Nintendos biggest holiday title arrives this week with Hyrule Warriors. But Sniper Elite 4, Serious Sam, and more are all along fir the ride as well.

Launching into the Holidays

Lots to like this week for Nintendo Switch gamers, who have a few bigger releases and a ton of small stuff to pick from.

As for the triple-A ones though, there’s probably a clear leader with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The game is a prequel to the system-selling Breath of the Wild, and tells the story of what happened to Legend of Zelda’s famed kingdom 100 years before the events of Wild.

Despite all of that, and the fact that it’s clearly Nintendo’s tentpole for Holiday ’20, it might still be a somewhat niche release. Remember that this is a direct sequel to the original Hyrule Warriors, which is based on the Dynasty Warriors play-style. And yeah, even with the license, you have to kinda like that to really enjoy this. Good thing there’s a ton more stuff this week to pick from then.

The Switch is the landing spot for the Serious Sam Collection, as well as Sniper Elite 4, the surprisingly fun Monster Truck Championship, the arcade edition of Gradius II, and plenty more.

Scroll on down to take a look at the full listing.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – Visit Hyrule 100 years before TheLegend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and experience the untold story of the Great Calamity. In addition to Link and Zelda, take control of characters like the four Champions, a young Impa and more. Use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity. Featuring wild combos and over-the-top special abilities, make your mark on the battles raging through Hyrule. A free demo is now available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com. Save data from the demo carries over to the full version of the game, once purchased, so you can begin the first leg of your journey today! Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will be available on Nov. 20.
  • Sniper Elite 4 – Experience tactical third-person combat, gameplay choice and epic action across gigantic levels as you liberate World War II Italy. With unrivaled freedom, complete the campaign your way. Team up or go head-to-head with local and online multiplayer. Feel every moment with HD Rumble and pan the battlefield with gyroscopic controls. One shot can change history.
  • Serious Sam Collection – Experience one of the most explosive game series of all time as you save the world from a merciless alien invasion. Visit the ruins of ancient Egypt and roam through the vivid arenas of South America fighting seemingly never-ending hordes of enemies using an extremely destructive arsenal, including heavy lasers, rocket launchers, a huge cannon and an iconic minigun. Serious Sam Collectionincludes all content from Serious Sam HD: The First EncounterSerious Sam HD: The Second Encounterand Serious Sam 3: BFE, including The Legend of the Beast and Jewel of the Nile expansions.
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    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – With the release of Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Calamity right on the horizon, now is a great time to dive in and experience the kingdom of Hyrule with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Follow Link as he suddenly awakens from a 100-year slumber to a mysterious world he can’t recognize. Experience a vast world you can freely explore. Play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to learn about the world and characters before you embark on the journey in Hyrule Warriors: Age of CalamityThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available in Nintendo eShop.


  • Bop to the Beat With the Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise Demo – The Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercisegame launches for Nintendo Switch on Dec. 4, but you can begin playing today with a free demo for the game, available now in Nintendo eShop. Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise is your gateway to personalized in-home workouts set to a full roster of catchy, chart-topping tunes. Try before you buy by warming up with the demo, and then transfer your profile to the full game!

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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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