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Nintendo Download: Escape an Unstoppable Force! The Fearsome Raiders Descend

A pretty big week for the Nintendo Download includes a series of big names, highlighted by a pretty unique Dragon Ball title in The Breakers.

Breaking Ball

Typically, Dragon Ball Z titles are delivered in one way; fighting games. Yeah we’ve got them in different forms, but they’re pretty much all fighting games. I can’t remember another genre that’s played host to the license, though I might be missing something that came along at some point.

If you’ve noticed that too, and are looking for a little bit of a different angle on the franchise, then you might want to check out The Breakers. In this asymmetrical online title, fans play as a resident of the DBZ universe, and try to escape an assault from one of the “rivals”, like Frieza, Cell and Buu. On the flip side, you can also play as one of those heavies, and rain down a little pain.

While that’s the header, the Switch has a bunch more on tap too. Action RPG Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous arrives in Cloud streaming form, plus Nickelodeon Kart Racers: Slime Speedway pulls up, and there are a ton and a half of smaller launches.

Scroll on down to check out all of the above and make your plans.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS – DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is an online asymmetrical action game in which a team of seven ordinary citizens tries to survive the Raider – a classic DRAGON BALL rival such as Frieza, Cell and Buu – who will hunt them down and evolve into an unstoppable force during the game. Escaping won’t be so easy! Cooperate with others while there’s still time, but the Raider or other Survivors’ decisions may force you to go at it alone. Escape from large maps composed of several areas, customize your playstyle and unlock unique skills, or even play as an iconic DRAGON BALL rival yourself. DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is now available for pre-order and will be launching on Oct. 14. DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS Special Edition features the full game and a set of cosmetic items that will make your Survivor stand out on the battlefield with a complete outfit, a victory pose and a vehicle skin.
  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway – Nickelodeon Kart Racers returns bigger than ever! Featuring a cast of over 40 iconic characters, you’ll drift, slide and boost your way to the finish line on tracks inspired by legendary Nickelodeon shows like SpongeBob SquarePantsTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesAvatar: The Last Airbender and more. Enjoy surprises like water and slime slides and new vehicle types, including motorcycles and watercrafts. Mix and match parts, vehicles and paint jobs together, then select a crew and chief to give your racer unique abilities. Race on new tracks in a slime scramble or face off in new arenas in four-player local* and 12-player online** multiplayer. Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway is now available for pre-order and launching on Oct. 14. Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway Turbo Edition includes the base game, two playable racers and two crew members from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kart parts and more!
  • Them’s Fightin’ Herds – Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of adorable animals designed by acclaimed cartoon producer Lauren Faust. Beneath the cute and cuddly surface, a serious fighter awaits! Fight opponents offline or battle across the globe using four-button fighting mechanics, a magic system and an enhanced super attack. In story mode players will explore an episodic adventure filled with exploration, combat challenges, minigames and boss fights. The battle begins on Oct. 18.
  • Digital Spotlight:
    • Yay, Sports! – Knock October out of the park with some sporty games on Nintendo Switch, just in time for National Sports Day! Get gritty on the pitch with Mario and friends in Mario Strikers: Battle League, step up to the plate with MLB the Show 22, make the highlight reel in Rocket League or snag a Victory Royale in the current season of Fortnite. Looking for a variety of sports to dive into? Nintendo Switch Sports has you covered with six: Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (swordplay), and each one is playable with intuitive motion controls! Plus, Golf will be added to the game as a seventh sport in a free update this holiday. Mario Strikers: Battle LeagueMLB the Show 22Rocket LeagueFortnite and Nintendo Switch Sportsare all available now in Nintendo eShop.


  • Enhance Your Aionios Journey! – Come explore the vast world of Aionios in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for the Nintendo Switch system, where you can scale cliffs, descend sandy slopes, zipline across ropes and sail the seas! And with the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass DLC***, there’s even more rich gameplay to sink your teeth into. Wave 2 launches today and includes a new Hero character, Ino, that grants access to the new class, “Noponic Champion,” Challenge Battles, unique accessories and special outfits! The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass is available now in Nintendo eShop and grants access to four waves of DLC content for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as each becomes available.


  • MARIO + RABBIDS SPARKS OF HOPE  A cosmic adventure of galactic proportions with Mario and the Rabbids is just around the corner! Explore vibrant worlds, unlock secrets, rescue Sparks and save the galaxy in exciting tactical battles. Freely roam through all sorts of wondrous worlds, each one jam-packed with discoveries. Recruit up to 30 different Sparks, each with their own special powers and skills that can help “spark” a decisive victory! Can Mario and the Rabbids put an end to the darkness? MARIO + RABBIDS SPARKS OF HOPElaunches on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 20. Pre-orders are available in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com. A Gold Edition can also be pre-ordered, containing the base game, weapon skins and a season pass that includes upcoming DLC packs with new adventures, quests and battles.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

** 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

*** Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

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