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Nintendo Download: The World of Pokémon Has Evolved!

Gotta catch ’em all… again. Two huge Holiday releases hit the Switch this week for Nintendo fans, with the arrival of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Hope you like Pocket Monsters

This is a big week for Pokemon fans, though not really for anyone else. That’s more or less the case, since the Switch’s big arrivals are the twin titles, and additional launches are all decidedly of the B and C level.

Still, Pokemon is a big time series, and one of the anchors for Nintendo as goes Holiday Season 2022. That’s a given, since the series of monster-catching ‘n’ battling games is one of the publisher’s mainstays.

Both Scarlet and Violet sets players on a journey through the Paldea region of Pokemon’s fantasy world. Opening selections include Sprigatito, Fuecoco or Quaxly as your traveling partner. Aside from the usual, both games also include Terastal Phenomenon, which imbues certain beasts you run across with “special power”.

Again though, other than Pokemon there isn’t much. Just Dance hits with its yearly installment, along with with rogue-like Bravery and Greed, and Finding Paradise. The latter there is a tear-jerker that tasks players with helping dying patients relive misspent portions of their lives, to fix things that went wrong the first time around.

Here’s the full list of what’s coming:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet  Are you ready to catch, battle and train Pokémon in the wide-open world of the Paldea region? Choose either Sprigatito, Fuecoco or Quaxly as your first partner Pokémon and set off on your journey in a vibrant and expansive open world – one welcoming to expert Trainers and newcomers alike. There is no set path on your Paldea adventure, so you can weave freely through your Treasure Hunt consisting of three grand stories. And thanks to the Terastal Phenomenon, certain Pokémon you discover will shine and glimmer with special power. Plus, trade, battle and explore with friends and family in local wireless or online* multiplayer** gameplay, opening the door to an adventure for every kind of Trainer! The Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games will be available on Nov. 18.
  • Just Dance 2023 Edition – Get ready to discover a never-ending party experience! Now with additional modes, personalization, 3D immersive worlds and new songs, you can experience a dance party all year long. And for the first time, dance to record-breaking South Korean boy band BTS with “Dynamite” and other new tracks from the latest hits to classic oldies. Play with up to five friends in local play** and online* multiplayer with cross-play where you can create private groups, pick your favorite songs and discover a new era of dance. Just Dance 2023 Edition launches for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 22.
  • Bravery and Greed – Bravery and Greed is a beat ’em up, roguelite, dungeon brawler for up to four players.** Choose from four classic fantasy classes, engage in a deep robust combat system and play a variety of co-operative and competitive game modes with friends via local and online* play. Get rich or die trying! Gather your squad and combat your way through Bravery and Greed, available now.
  • Finding Paradise – In Finding Paradise, Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have a peculiar job: They perform an operation that allows their patients to relive their lives from the very beginning. This special operation is done to only those who are at the end of their lives, giving them a second chance to redo what they wish they had done in the past, but didn’t. Finding Paradise is the second episode of the To the Moon series. It follows the life of the doctors’ new patient, Colin, as they attempt to unravel a life that is split down the middle and fulfill a wish that appears to be self-contradictory by nature. Finding Paradise will be available on Nov. 18.


  • Double Gold Point Promotion for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass Members – From Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can get double My Nintendo Gold Points*** on the purchase of eligible digital games and DLC in Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store. That means members can earn 10% in Gold Points, which they can then use toward your next eligible purchase. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/.
  • Festive Prizes for 10 Lucky Winners! – Until Jan. 10, 2023, enter the My Nintendo Family Fun Holiday Sweepstakes for your chance to win**** a super prize package featuring Super Mario themed goodies from X Rocker, PDP and Club Mocchi Mocchi – TOMY! Prizes include an X Rocker Super Mario Floor Rocker Gaming Chair, Club Mocchi Mocchi Super Mushroom Mega Plush and a PDP 1-Up Glow in the Dark Nintendo Switch controller and travel case. My Nintendo members can redeem 10 My Nintendo Platinum Points***** to enter, with up to three entries total. Five lucky winners will be picked. Jump over to https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/119579e6575b0e39 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

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

*** Offer valid 11/1/23 – 1/31/23. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership required by Jan. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT to be eligible for promotional My Nintendo Gold Points. Promotional My Nintendo Gold Points will be distributed in February 2023. 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 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 10:00AM PT on 11/10/2022 and ends at 11:59PM PT on 1/10/2023. 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/119579e6575b0e39; (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo Family Fun Holiday Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/119579e6575b0e39 as stated in Official Rules. There will be five (5) winners. Each winner will receive the following prize package: one (1) X Rocker® Super Mario™ Spotlight Floor Rocker Gaming Chair (choose 1 of 5 designs: Mario, Bowser, Luigi, Yoshi or Princess Peach) (ARV $78.99 USD), one (1) Club Mocchi-Mocchi Super Mario™ Super Mushroom Mega Plush Toy, 15 inch (ARV $34.99 USD), one (1) REMATCH Wired Controller: 1-Up Glow in the Dark (ARV $27.99 USD), and one (1) Travel Case Plus: 1-Up Glow in the Dark (ARV $19.99 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $809.80 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-family-fun-holiday-2022-official-sweepstakes. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

***** 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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