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Nintendo Download: Take a Crash Course in Apocalypse 101

It’s a pretty big week for Nintendo gamers, with some great stuff arriving on the Switch, including Crash 4, Stubbs the Zombie, WRC9, and RBI Baseball.

Full schedule

For a week in March, this week’s Nintendo Download is fairly packed. I wouldn’t say there are any hugely anticipated releases here though. It’s more a mix of mid-level releases and smaller indie stuff, but nevertheless. And clearly if Crash 4 wasn’t already on other consoles, it’s Switch launch would be much more impactful.

If you haven’t played Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time though, I can definitely recommend it. As a big Crash fan myself, I think I can say this is the followup to Crash Bandicoot Warped that we should have gotten all those years ago. And though I haven’t played it on the Switch, it’s looking like a great port.

As mentioned too, there’s a bunch of other stuff this week too. Stubbs the Zombie’s return is month those titles, but so is off-road rally racer WRC9, and the 2021 edition of RBI Baseball. It might not be the biggest of the yearly sports titles, but it’s the only hardball sim on the Switch.

Want the full listings? Scroll down.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe! Buy the digital version and receive the Totally Tubular skins for Crash and Coco upon completion of the second level.
  • Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse – It’s 1959 and the city of Punchbowl, Pennsylvania, is a beacon of progress and ideal living. Show the living that law and order are no match for a dead man on a mission. Your boyfriend’s back, Maggie, and Punchbowl is gonna be in trouble. Eat brains, possess Punchbowl’s population, build your zombie horde and bring civilization to its knees. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse will be available on March 16.
  • Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse – As Coop McCarthy, all you want to do is make the world a better place. The trouble is: Nobody likes you, school is hard and you can’t even find a prom date. Why exactly is this game called Freakpocalypse? You’ll find the answer by looking at, talking to and touching everything within the Cyanide & Happiness universe. Get ready for a world crammed full of adventure, puzzles and, of course, weirdness.
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – If this week’s MAR10 celebrations have put you in the Mario spirit, you can continue the Mushroom Kingdom fun in Animal Crossing: New HorizonsSuper Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary-themed items have been dispatched to Nook Shopping terminals in-game, so you’re now able to order clothing themed after familiar faces such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Wario. The Super Mushroom and the ? Block can also be ordered as furniture items. You can even use the new Warp Pipe items to travel between locations on your island. Whether you want to make an island tribute to Isle Delfino, or you just want a convenient way to zip around your island with that special Mario panache, these new Warp Pipes should be just the ticket!

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Celebrate MAR10 Day this week by saving 35% on select Mario games! Play, create and share the side-scrolling Mario courses of your dreams with the Super Mario Maker 2 game. Or suit up in a sporty outfit and serve up some tennis battles with the Mario Tennis Aces game. Become the master of Mario minigames with the frantic and fun Super Mario Party game, or check into a haunted hotel and rescue Mario in the Luigi’s Mansion 3 gameTo check out the savings on all these games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals/. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points* on qualifying digital purchases. These deals last until 11:59 p.m. PT on March 13.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point

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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