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Nintendo Download: Finish Him!

MORTAL KOMBAT. After months of waiting, Mortal Kombat 1 makes its way to retail this week, including the Switch.

Why no Mortal Monday though?

Yes it’s finally time for the soft-reboot of NetherRealm’s fighting universe that is Mortal Kombat 1. The one-on-one (with some assists) battler will reset the continuity of the MK series, with some major alterations brought over from the fallout of the original timeline.

Aside from the story bumps though, this new MK is looking like a revitalized fighter, complete with a new look and new elements like Kameos. Basically assist-characters, these Kameo partners can tag in and deal out some major damage to foes. Speaking of, it certainly looks like the famed Fatalities are bigger and badder than ever in MK1. We still have a few days to go before the title hits the Switch, but it should be interesting to see just what kind of a portable experience the graphics-intensive title can deliver.

But if Mortal Kombat isn’t your thing, you still might be in luck this week on Switch. There’s a bunch of great looking stuff landing, including Baten Kaitos’ HD remasters, the massive board game adaptation that is Gloomhaven, and the usual pile of smaller launches.

Scroll down to check ’em all out.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Mortal Kombat 1 – Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes and fatalities! Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang. Start your fighting journey on Sept. 19. Pre-order Mortal Kombat 1 to get playable character Shang Tsung and Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition for Shang Tsung and access to the game five days early.
  • Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster – Wings of the Heart take flight once more. A remastered collection of both Baten Kaitos games, originally released on the Nintendo GameCube system, is coming to Nintendo Switch! These emotional journeys feature a distinct card-based RPG system where split-second decisions edge you closer to victory. What revelations will come to light in the skies above and the lands below? Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remastersoars onto Nintendo Switch today!
  • Gloomhaven – Lead your mercenaries to riches or doom in this adaptation of the hit board game, featuring turn-based card battles with RPG elements. You’ll explore cursed dungeons with unsavory mercenaries, choose from 17 different characters and learn more than 1,000 unique abilities. Hone your deck, set up synergies and face an ever-growing challenge where each choice matters. Gloomhaven launches on Nintendo Switch Sept. 18. Pre-orders for the Mercenaries Edition and Gold Edition are available now in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com.
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Fancy Footwork – National Dance Day is swinging by on Sept. 16, so shimmy into your dancing shoes and get grooving in Just Dance 2023 Edition! Grab up to five friends* and play online like you’re all in the same room with Private Group sessions of your favorite Just Dance hits. The party doesn’t stop there – Just Dance 2024 Edition will be available on Oct. 24, featuring 40 new songs and universes, from chart-topping hits to viral internet bops and even original songs! If you or your friends own the 2023 or 2024 Edition of Just Dance, all players are connected on the same platform and can bust a move together online to keep the rhythm going year-round!


  • The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet – Step out of the Paldea region as you take a school trip to the land of Kitakami. Even more Pokémon, places, and stories await in this 2-part DLC** for the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game! In Part 1: The Teal Mask, join a special school trip to the land of Kitakami and learn about the local legend of the Loyal Three Pokémon. Your base of operations will be Mossui Town, a communal hub where locals gather and shop among picturesque fields and rice paddies. Visit Kitakami Hall to the East of the village and experience the traditional Festival of Masks. Encounter the newly-discovered Legendary Pokémon Ogrepon as you unravel local folktales. Part 1: The Teal Mask is available now, and Part 2: The Indigo Disk has a planned release date of winter 2023. The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC is available for purchase in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com.


  • Ready to Head Back to School with Mario? – A new reward is here! This colorful bag features a selection of Super Mario characters on one side and the classic Super Mario series logo on the other. You can also fold it into a familiar “Question Mark Box” pocket that makes it easy to take Mario and friends wherever you go! Redeem 800 My Nintendo Platinum Points*** for this colorful shopping bag. For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/4fe0b2d67fccba9c.
  • Adventure Awaits in Azoria! – Celebrate the launch of Fae Farm and show off your love for the game with these charming wallpapers, now available on My Nintendo! To redeem the Teal Set, visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/f4065b1bee537a42; to redeem the Yellow Set, visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/e123391ac9e5bfd7.

Nintendo eShop sales on Nintendo Switch:

  • SQUARE ENIX TGS Sale – Celebrate the return of Tokyo Game Show with some great deals on SQUARE ENIX titles! This sale ends Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information and to view the full list of games, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals/.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* 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 for that game. Sold separately.

*** 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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