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Nintendo Download: The Next Era of Heroes Approaches

It’s “Overwatch 2” week on the Switch, as the multiplayer shooter-sequel blasts onto Nintendo’s system, along with a ton of smaller launches.

Who’s on Overwatch?

Now, Overwatch 2 doesn’t land on the Switch till October 4th, but that’s technically still within this September 30th Nintendo Download. So don’t get all excited thinking it’s arriving before all the other platforms get their editions. If you’re a fan of the original though, there’s still plenty of reasons to get psyched.

Blizzard’s sequel introduces new heroes to play as, and 5v5 action that’s promised to be “reimagined”. Will it be enough to lure back lapsed Overwatch players looking for something original? That’s the million dollar question.

Past Overwatch 2, there’s both a ton of stuff and… kinda not much. There’s FIFA 23, so if you’re a soccer fan you’ll wanna have a look at that, but past it there’s mainly smaller and more niche stuff landing.

Scroll down to have a full look at what’s coming up.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Overwatch 2 – After years of bringing a colorful cast of characters together in online* team-based combat, the world has changed. Trouble is cropping up across the globe, and it’s not just the Null Sector. It’s time to reunite and stand with your fellow heroes! More extraordinary heroes will be joining the cast of Overwatch, including Sojourn, Junker Queen and Kiriko, who join the fight in Season 1. Travel the world and experience new ways to play as you brawl it out on the battlefield in a reimagined 5-v-5 battle system. Dive into action, unleash your power and spearhead a new era in Overwatch 2. Choose your hero and jump into the fight by downloading Overwatch 2 on Oct. 4.
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition– FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition features the latest kits, clubs and squads from some of the top leagues of the world. It will also feature the addition of top women’s club teams and some of the world’s most famous stadiums, including new ones, an updated visual identity and a refreshed broadcast overlay package. FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition will feature the same gameplay features and modes from FIFA 22 Legacy Edition without any new development or significant enhancements. EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition will be available on Sept. 30.
  • RAILGRADE – RAILGRADE is a management sim about using railways to transport resources and power industry on an off-world colony. As an administrator working on behalf of the Nakatani Chemicals corporation, it’s up to you to help restore industrial production following a disastrous collapse of the planet’s infrastructure. Construct intricate railway networks and use the power of trains to connect vital industries with the resources they require. Manage inputs and outputs to optimize production and create efficient supply chains using multilevel tracks and a variety of unique engine types. Combine strategic decision making with creative construction to rebuild a thriving industrial colony. Succeed, and you might just impress your corporate overlords enough to be allowed back home to earth. RAILGRADE is available now in Nintendo eShop.
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Nintendo Switch Games That Get You Moving for National Women’s Health and Fitness Day – Get moving with the sport of your choice in the Nintendo Switch Sports game and dance to the beat of chart-topping music in Just Dance 2022Nintendo Switch Sports features intuitive motion controls, so you can jump right in and serve, spike or strike across Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (swordplay). Plus, Golf is planned to be added to the game via a free update this holiday! In Just Dance 2022 you can dance to 40 hits like “Don’t Go Yet” by Camila Cabello, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift and “Happier Than Ever” by Billie Eilish, just to name a few! You can even get the family grooving with kid-friendly songs and choreographies in Kids mode or start your own exercise routine in Ultimate Sweat mode. Nintendo Switch Sports and Just Dance 2022 are available now in Nintendo eShop.


  • Reel in Double Gold Points With the Digital Version of Splatoon 3 – Here’s a fresh opportunity for you! For a limited time, you can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points on the digital version of the Splatoon 3 game. That means you can earn 10% in Gold Points, which you can then use toward your next eligible digital game or DLC in Nintendo eShop. Offer ends Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT.**
  • Fresh Prizes for 10 Lucky Winners! – Enter for a chance to win*** a splat-tastic prize pack in the My Nintendo Splatoon 3Sweepstakes! Prizes include a custom wrapped Splatoon 3 Inked Up Mini Locker, a Splatoon 3 themed Vault Case for the Nintendo Switch system, a Splatoon 3 water bottle and a slick Splatoon 3 Rolltop Ink Battle Backpack. My Nintendo members can redeem 10 My Nintendo Platinum Points to enter, with up to three entries total. Ten lucky winners will be picked. The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 4, so make sure you Squid Surge on over to https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/8c4a1871926eb0e3 to enter today!

Nintendo eShop sales:

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

** Gold Points are awarded based on the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used) and have no cash value. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point. Offer valid through Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT when you purchase or redeem a download code for the digital version of the Splatoon 3 game in Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com. For more information about Gold Points, be sure to check out https://my.nintendo.com/about_gold_point.

*** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 12 p.m. PT on 8/24/2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 10/4/2022. To enter, you must (1) have a Nintendo Account (if you do not have a Nintendo Account you can register for one at https://my.nintendo.com/; (2) visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/8c4a1871926eb0e3; (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo Splatoon 3Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/8c4a1871926eb0e3) as stated in Official Rules. There will be ten (10) winners. Each winner will receive the following prize package: one (1) Splatoon 3 – Inked Up Mini Locker (ARV $200 USD), one (1) Splatoon 3 Collection – Rolltop Ink Battle Backpack (ARV $34.99 USD), one (1) Vault Case-Splatoon 3 (ARV $24.99 USD) and one (1) Splatoon 3 Collection – Stay Refreshed Water Bottle (ARV $24.99 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $2,849.70 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://www.nintendo.com/events/rules/mynintendo-splatoon3-official-sweepstakes/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

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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