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Nintendo Download: Kirby Serves Up a Tetrimino Challenge

A super light week for the Nintendo Download brings Kirby-fueled Tetris action, as well as a few possible indie gems. Check out the full listing.

January blues

Yes, it’s January alright. And even though there are a good number of people out there happy to see the turning of the year from 2020 (not that it has seemed to matter much), the New Year also means a gutted release schedule.

But even with painfully little to get excited for this month in the world of video gaming, there are still a few bright spots for Nintendo fans. The Switch receives a Kirby update for its free-for-subscribers Tetris 99 game, as well as a small selection of indie titles.

Among those are Wrestling Empire and Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest. With a much bigger, studio release coming this year for the Werewolf IP, this adventure game set in the tabletop game’s universe might be just the ticket to tide fans over. As for Wrestling Empire, it’s a retro-looking game (designed to be 64bit-ish) that reportedly sets players to task running a wrestling career. That comes with all the trimmings, including contract negotiations and more. A very interesting concept.

Here’s the full list of what’s hitting this week:


  • Kirby Delivers Some Tetris® 99 Fun – The 19thMAXIMUS CUP event for the Tetris 99 game allows you to earn an in-game theme based on the Kirby Fighters 2 game. Now you can channel your inner fighting spirit into Tetris 99 on the Nintendo Switch system as you aim to hit your opponents with a flurry of Tetrimino-clearing combos in this action-packed MAXIMUS CUP. The Tetris 99 19th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11 p.m. PT on Jan. 7 to 10:59 p.m. PT on Jan. 11. To participate, Nintendo Switch Online members* just need to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. Players will earn event points based on their placement in each match. Once players have accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring background art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Kirby Fighters 2!

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Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

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