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Nintendo Download: Stuck in a Loop

The boys of summer arrive on Switch with Super Mega Baseball 4, along with Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, and Loop8: Summer of Gods.

Role-playing aplenty

Do you like RPG’s? If you do, then you might be in for a pretty big treat this week on Switch. Nintendo’s platform gets not only an interesting sounding new title with Loop8, but also a collection of some fan-favorites with Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection.

You’re no doubt familiar with that name, since Etrian has been around since 2007. And if you’re fancying a stroll through memory-dungeon, then you might want to grab this new Switch Collection of the first 3 games in the series.

If, however, you’re more in the mood for something new, then it could be that Loop8: Summer of Gods is for you. Set in rural Japan back in the 1980s, Loop8 is a tale of spirits, both evil and good, set against the backdrop of life in a small town. Interesting stuff, from the sound of it.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum though, is Super Mega Baseball 4. A purely arcade-like hardball title, this new game tasks players with creating a team from some 200 classic real-world stars, and dominating the league. Could be a fun one.

As for the usually deep list of smaller releases, there are plenty of those too. And they actually include a true classic as well, in the form of arcade title Rolling Thunder 2.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection – Dive back into the sprawling labyrinth, with a blank map as your only guide, in this collection of the first three Etrian Odyssey games, remastered in HD! By drawing the map as you explore, you can progress even further, where vicious monsters and treasures await. Twenty-four newly drawn character illustrations are included. Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection launches today! Each game in the collection is also available separately in Nintendo eShop.
  • Super Mega Baseball 4 – The series’ signature combination of arcade-inspired style and immersive gameplay depth returns with more than 200 baseball legends, six new stadiums and a grand slam of presentation upgrades. Step up to the plate and swing for the fences with some of the best players in baseball history. Super Mega Baseball 4 will be available on June 2.
  • Loop8: Summer of Gods  Your choices shape the world in this coming-of-age RPG set in 1980s rural Japan. Step into the life of Nini, a newly earthbound teen who arrives in the quaint Japanese town of Ashihara in August 1983. Nini and his allies become stuck in a loop and must relive the eighth month over and over until they get it right, or the Kegai will overcome them entirely. Use Nini’s special connection to the gods to reset the world to help aid you in your quest. Explore the town, befriend its people and face off against the Kegai in turn-based battles where the outcomes depend on the relationships you’ve built and the decisions you’ve made. With one month until the world ends, how will you spend each day? Loop8: Summer of Gods will be available on June 6.
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Celebrate the Great Outdoors! – Happy Great Outdoors Month! Jump into the vast and breathtaking land and skies of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Float off on an adventure with Kirby as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Travel across sprawling fields, dense forests and high-up mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule in the stunning open-air adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. All these games and more outdoors adventures can be found in Nintendo eShop, and can be played with you anytime, anywhere!


  • My Nintendo Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Sweepstakes  Enter for a chance to win a beautiful custom acrylic chess set and anti-scratch removable stickers in the My Nintendo Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Sweepstakes!* For more information, please visit: https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/16d9a913fe75439e. Additionally, you can redeem your My Nintendo Platinum Points** to receive this Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection wallpaper digital reward: https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/110a3cf7379c534d.

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* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 10:00AM PT on 5/29/2023 and ends at 11:59PM PT on 7/10/23. 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/16d9a913fe75439e, (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo Etrian Odyssey Origins Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/16d9a913fe75439e) as stated in Official Rules. There will be ten (10) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Acrylic Chess Set (ARV $100.00 USD) and one (1) Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Sticker Sheet (ARV $5.00 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $1,050.00 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-etrian-odyssey-origins-collection-sweepstakes/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

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