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Nintendo Download: Movers and Shakers

Red Dead Redemption makes its arrival on Switch, along with Moving Out 2 and certain title that’s sure to drive you a little batty.

I’mmmmmmm movin’ out

There’s little doubt what game is the star of the week for Nintendo Switch, as Rockstar’s western epic Red Dead Redemption is here. Or it will be at least, in a few days time. The title officially hits on the 17th, and brings the entire original game with it, plus the Undead Nightmare expansion pack that turns John Marston’s frontier adventure into more of a survival horror experience.

If you’re not into that, there’s also physics-fueled sequel Moving Out 2. That game brings that same “moving simulator” action of the original back for round 2, casting players as a F.A.R.T. with Smooth Moves moving. Yes, that’s a lot of bodily function jokes for a game about moving people between homes.

Still nothing that strikes your fancy? Well while there’s a massive list of smaller releases this week as well, and there are a few names among them that you’ll likely recognize. Niche horror title Organ Trail gets a new release, along with a video game adaptation of Mouse Trap, and… oh yeah, Vampire Survivors.

The phenomenon makes the leap from the PC to the Switch on the 17th, bringing its smothering hordes of monsters to Nintendo fans. It’s been a mega-hit for its original platform, so it’s game you might want to take a look at. Though it does hit the same day as Red Dead, so just keep that in mind.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Red Dead Redemption – When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is forced to hunt down the gang of criminals he once called friends. Experience Marston’s journey across the sprawling expanses of the American West and Mexico as he fights to bury his blood-stained past in this critically acclaimed adventure. Also included is Undead Nightmare, the groundbreaking horror story expansion that transforms the world of Red Dead Redemption into an apocalyptic fight for survival against a zombie horde. Featuring the complete single-player experiences of both games, Red Dead Redemption also includes bonus content from the Game of the Year Edition and more. Red Dead Redemption is available on Aug. 17.
  • Moving Out 2 – Friends who move together, groove together in this wacky sequel to the world-famous, physics-based moving simulator, Moving Out. Working as a solo F.A.R.T, or with up to three friends in local* or online**multiplayer, slip into your Smooth Moves company uniform and help the residents of Packmore – and beyond – to pack up and ship out! Pre-order Moving Out 2 today, before the game launches on Aug. 15.
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Rock and Bowl – National Bowling Day strikes on Aug. 12, so take some time this weekend to roll your way to victory in the Nintendo Switch Sports game, where you can either play solo or in two-player teams** as you compete to knock down pins at the end of your lane. You can choose between two modes: Be the last person standing in Survival Bowling or weave your way through challenging obstacles in Special Bowling. Plus, with the options to play locally with friends or online** in random matchmaking, there are many ways to show off your striking bowling skills!

Game Trials:

  • True Power Knows No Limits – Enter spectacular fights with all-powerful fighters in this week’s free Game Trial!** The DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ game is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous. Charge into thrilling online battles, including ranked matches, an interactive lobby and unbridled six-player Party Match, or discover a scenario featuring a character introduced in the game, Android 21, in single-player Story Mode. The free Game Trial period will last until today at 11:59 p.m. PT. Nintendo Switch Online members can earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points*** by participating. As an added bonus, for a limited time you can purchase this digital title for 84% off, and the DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ – FighterZ Pass DLC**** for 72% off. Act fast – this sale ends Aug. 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT!


  • Get the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Camping Coasters Set as a My Nintendo Reward! – Gear up for your next outdoor adventure with this set of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Camping Coasters, available now as a physical reward from My Nintendo! This set of four coasters features artwork of characters Noah, Mio, Eunie, Taion, Lanz, Sena, Riku and Manana from the game, plus two sheets of character stickers. For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/4e04834e1ff1bec6.

Nintendo eShop sales on Nintendo Switch:

  • Save Up to 30% On Multiplayer Games! – Party up with awesome deals on select multiplayer* games and DLC**** for the Nintendo Switch system! Get on these deals while you can— the sale ends Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Remember, you earn 5% in My Nintendo Gold Points***** for your purchases. You can then redeem your Gold Points toward the purchase of other eligible games, DLC, Nintendo Switch Online memberships and more. For more information and the full list of games available, visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/games/deals/.
  • THQ Nordic Showcase Sale – Wreck and wrestle your way through up to 70% off THQ Nordic favorites! This sale ends Aug. 20. For more information and to see the full list of games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals/.
  • Summer Splash Sale – Make a splash this summer with incredible savings on select digital games from Ubisoft, now up to 85% off! This sale ends Aug. 20. For more information and to see the full list of games, dive into https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals/.

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 Switch Online – Nintendo – Official Site . Games, systems, some accessories and Nintendo Switch Online memberships sold separately.

*** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point.

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

***** 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.

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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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