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Nintendo Download: Hanging on the Frontiers of Tomorrow

A pretty big week for Nintendo fans will see the arrival of Sonic Frontiers, plus It Takes Two, Sifu, Oddworld, and the even the Garbage Pail Kids.

Blasting into a new Frontier

While there aren’t a ton of massive releases this week on Switch, there are a good number of titles that might be worth your time. Chief among those of course, is the headlining game, Sonic Frontiers.

If you haven’t seen Frontiers, it’s very different for a Sonic game. For one thing, it doesn’t look to have the usual look at all. Instead, it frames Sonic and his supporting cast against a somewhat realistic world. Strange? Yeah, maybe, but the more you see it, the better it looks. And it’s so different, I can’t help but be interested.

So what else is there? Well, there’s the newest edition of Oddworld: Soulstorm, as well as the arrival of Sifu and It Takes Two, plus the great-looking FPS Prodeus, and a real outta left field retro title with Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike & the Quest for Star Gum.

See? Pretty good week. Scroll down for the full list.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Sonic Frontiers – Worlds are colliding in Sonic the Hedgehog’s newest high-speed adventure! In search of the missing Chaos emeralds, Sonic becomes stranded on an ancient island teeming with unusual creatures. Battle hordes of powerful enemies as you explore a breathtaking world of action, adventure and mystery. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high-velocity, open-zone platforming freedom as you race across the five massive Starfall Islands. Jump into adventure, wield the power of the Ancients and fight to stop these new mysterious foes. Welcome to the evolution of Sonic games! Sonic Frontiers will be available on Nov. 8 with pre-order now available. Pre-ordering the Sonic Frontiers Digital Deluxe Edition gives you everything the Digital Deluxe Edition has to offer in addition to the Adventure’s Treasure Box, which contains Skill Points, Red Seeds of Power and Blue Seeds of Defense to give Sonic a boost on his new journey.
  • It Takes Two – Embark on an outrageous journey in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure created purely for co-op.* Invite a friend to join for free with Friend’s Pass** and work together across a huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges. Master unique and connected character abilities in every new level. Help each other through unexpected obstacles and laugh-out-loud moments. Embrace the heartfelt story of a fractured relationship. It Takes Two launches on Nov. 4.
  • HARVESTELLA – As you cultivate a peaceful farm life in the village of Lethe, the season of death continuously returns, threatening to destroy all. Travel the world and find a way to put an end to the calamity in this life-simulation RPG. A demo containing the opening days of your farm’s first season is now available in Nintendo eShop. Plus, save data from the demo can be transferred to the full game once purchased. HARVESTELLA launches on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 4.
  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator – Become the leader of red and blue wobblers from ancient lands, spooky places and fantasy worlds in this hilarious take on simulation-strategy games. In Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, you’ll watch your unbalanced infantry compete in clashes across the ages. You can even make new wobblers in the unit creator, in addition to the 100+ ones at your disposal. You can also send your wobblers to fight your friends in local*** and online* multiplayer! Jump into battle today withTotally Accurate Battle Simulator.
  • Sifu – Vanquish foes to avenge your father in this Kung Fu action-brawler. By thrusting, tripping, and parrying opponents, you’ll break their stance and gain the upper hand. Fall in combat, and you’ll get older and weaker. However, you’ll learn new techniques to help complete your mission. Can you exact revenge before time runs out? Sifu launches on Nov. 8.
  • DORAEMON STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of the Great Kingdom – Noby and his friends are back in a new DORAEMON STORY OF SEASONS title! The popular mashup series between the well-known farming franchise adored by players for over 25 years and the beloved Japanese cultural icon, Doraemon, gets a new entry complete with plenty of fresh ways to play! Grow crops, raise animals and use Doraemon’s Secret Gadgets to help friends in a fun-filled and heartwarming story that people of all ages can enjoy. DORAEMON STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of the Great Kingdom is available to play today!


  • Colorful Keychains for the Nov. 11 Splatoon x Pokémon Splatfest – The Splatoon x Pokémon Splatfest keychain reward**** is available now for My Nintendo members. You can clip ’em all to your … you know, keys and stuff, and flaunt your team spirit! Collect them for yourself or share with friends on the other teams. Splat to the top of the rankings in style, everyone! For more information, please visit https://my.nintendo.com/news.
  • Galactic Prizes for 10 Lucky Winners! – The My Nintendo Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Sweepstakes ends soon on Nov. 8! Enter for a chance to win***** a far-out prize pack! Prizes include Rabbid Mario and Rabbid Peach Figurines, an adorable Spark Plush, an artbook, sticker sheet, a set of three lithographs and a Spark Phone Ring Holder. My Nintendo members can redeem 10 My Nintendo Platinum Points**** to enter, with up to three entries total. Ten lucky winners will be picked. Soar on over to https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/e91ad94e5a26d3df 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.

** Friend’s Pass requires installation of the Friend’s Pass Free Trial and applicable platform account. Online play requires a friend on the same platform. One user must own the full game in order for the co-op player to play the full game.

*** Additional games, systems and/or some accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems and some accessories sold separately.

**** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_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 10 a.m. PT on 10/4/2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 11/8/2022. 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/e91ad94e5a26d3df; (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/e91ad94e5a26d3df)as stated in Official Rules. There will be ten (10) winners. Each winner will receive the following prize package: one (1) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – artbook (ARV $30.00 USD), one (1) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Rabbid Mario Figurine (ARV $20.00 USD), one (1) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Rabbid Peach Figurine (ARV $20.00 USD), one (1) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Spark plush (ARV $15.00 USD), one (1) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – set of 3 lithographs (ARV $10.00 USD), one (1) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Spark phone ring holder (ARV $10.00 USD), and one (1) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – stickers sheet (ARV $5.00 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $1,100.00 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://www.nintendo.com/events/rules/mynintendo-mario-rabbids-sparks-of-hope-official-sweepstakes. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

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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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