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Nintendo Download: You’re Invited to the Party of the Year!

It’s party time! Mario Party time, to be precise, as the latest installment of the series makes its way to Switch along with a massive list of other new titles.

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Mario Party is one of those series’ that you either love or hate. That’s a weird thing to say about game starring the plumber, but then again it’s a game with Mario unlike any other. And after all, party games are not for every gamer.

This Mario Party too, is even more of an acquired taste, since it’s a collection of previously released mini-games. Nintendo says that classic boards and games from past installments are included here, 5 of them being from N64 Parties.

So if that’s not to your liking, it’s a good thing there’s a ton of other stuff hitting as well. Pokemon Cafe Remix also comes along this week, with Fatal Frame, WWZ, Dusk, and a load of smaller releases.

Scroll down for the full list.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Mario Party Superstars – Get ready for an all-star blast of minigame mayhem! The Mario Party series is back with classic gameboards and minigames, including five boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games. Race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on boards like the stellar Space Land or the spooky Horror Land … just in time for Halloween! The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay vigilant, partygoers. All modes can be played online, too. Connect with friends and get ready to make some instant memories. Mario Party Superstars will be available on Oct. 29.
  • Pokémon Café ReMix – Link together Pokémon icons to clear puzzles as you work to build up your very own café in Pokémon Café ReMix, a free-to-start game for the Nintendo Switch family of systems! Recruit Pokémon to help out at the café (in their stylish uniforms) by building friendships while expanding your café and menu offerings by completing puzzles. Each Pokémon staff member has a Café Skill that will come in handy solving puzzles! Pokémon Café ReMix is a revamped version of the original Pokémon Café Mixgame. Puzzles have been refreshed and there are even more Pokémon to discover and recruit.
  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars – Experience an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self-proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG that plays out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy a new, yet appealingly nostalgic, gaming experience from YOKO TARO, Keiichi Okabe and Kimihiko Fujisaka. Be sure to try out the free demo in Nintendo eShop today.
  • Tunche – In this charming, hand-drawn beat’em-up with roguelike elements, co-op and a pinch of shaman witchcraft, you’ll choose one of the five characters, master their skill sets, defeat epic bosses and unravel the secrets of the mysterious Amazonian jungle! Tunche will be available on Nov. 2.
  • FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water – FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water, comes to Nintendo Switch for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the horror-adventure series FATAL FRAME. Also available for purchase is FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes the main game and bonus content. Mt. Hikami was once revered as a spiritual place. It housed a unique religion based on beliefs and customs of worshipping water as a deity, and is said to have been a site of many gruesome incidents and mysterious phenomena. This mysterious and intertwined story follows three protagonists as each of them explores the ominous Mt. Hikami and the secrets it hides.
  • World War Z – The heart-pounding zombie shooter that captivated over 15 million players arrives on Nintendo Switch. Inspired by the Paramount Pictures film, World War Z focuses on fast-paced, third-person shooter gameplay featuring swarms of zombies. Humanity is on the brink of extinction. From New York to Moscow to Jerusalem, the undead apocalypse continues to spread. As the end looms, a hardened few band together to defeat the horde and outlive the dead. World War Z will be available on Nov. 2.
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – If you’re planning a family game night with Mario Party Superstars, why not keep the party rolling with Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics? With a selection of classic card games, tabletop games and digital delights from around the world, the Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics game offers dozens of ways to relax and connect with friends and family. With games such as Four-in-a-Row, Texas Hold’em, Chess, Slot Cars and Mancala, among so many others, this collection includes new and old favorites spanning centuries of strategy and creativity. Join up with loved ones for local or online multiplayer in this virtual game closet overflowing with fun choices.

DLC

  • It’s Time To Partner Up! – Guardian of Remembrance, the second wave of Expansion Pass DLC for the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game, launches on Oct. 29. Uncover more of the untold story of the Great Calamity across new battles set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Wave 2: Guardian of Remembrance includes newly playable characters, additional stages and emotional new story sequences. Defend Hyrule as the quirky duo character, Purah and Robbie, and their array of ancient technology, along with another playable character. Learn more about the Champions and the mysterious Guardian as the fight for Hyrule’s future continues! The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass DLC is available for purchase in Nintendo eShop for $19.99, and will grant access to both Wave 1: Pulse of the Ancients, as well as Wave 2: Guardian of Remembrance when it launches on Oct. 29.

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