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Nintendo Download: The Real Kicker

Formerly FIFA, EA’s new “FC” series serves up some soccer action on Switch this week. That’s plus Disgaea, RotT, and more.

Licensing goes ‘poof’

Now, if you’re not looped in, you might be wondering what the heck happened to the FIFA name on EA’s yearly soccer title. We’re not all that “looped in” on it either, but basically (and as we understand it) dropping the title came down to a licensing disagreement with the organization in question.

But although the name is different, the sports title looks more or less the same as it has. So as long as you’re cool with seeing the branding altered, you should find the same spirit (not to mention the Frostbite Engine) behind it. Other than that big name though, there’s quite a bit to be excited about in this week’s Nintendo Download.

The week also brings strategic RPG Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless, puzzle/adventure game Cocoon, aRPG Silent Hope, and a massive list of smaller titles and indie launches. Included there are retro FPS’ Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition and Forgive Me Father, and Gothic Classic.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • EA SPORTS FC 24 – EA SPORTS FC 24 is a new era for The World’s Game, with a revolutionized Frostbite Engine powering the most true-to-football experience ever. Plus, a full Ultimate Team experience which welcomes women’s footballers to the pitch, VOLTA FOOTBALL and Clubs onto the Nintendo Switch system. EA SPORTS FC 24 is available Sept. 29.
  • COCOON – From Jeppe Carlsen, the lead gameplay designer of LIMBO and INSIDECOCOON is a unique take on the puzzle adventure genre, where each world exists within an orb that you can carry on your back. Wrap your head around the core mechanic of leaping between worlds — and combine, manipulate and rearrange them to solve intricate puzzles and unravel a cosmic mystery. COCOONis available Sept. 29.
  • Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless – The demonic realm of Hinomoto is changing and the days of noble warriors are numbered. Caught up in the commotion, the lazy warrior Fuji and bushido fangirl Pirilika find unlikely allies in each other as they fight against a tyrannical regime while discovering the meaning of honor and redemption! Begin your epic SRPG adventure Oct. 3.
  • Silent Hope – Seven wordless warriors must work together to find the reclusive King. In this action RPG, you’ll explore the Abyss and its ever-changing dungeons with seven silent heroes, each with their own abilities and fighting styles. After each dungeon run, you’ll return with your treasures and craft better equipment to dive deeper and grow stronger, leveling up your heroes to tackle the challenging bosses lurking in the depths. Silent Hope launches on Nintendo Switch Oct. 3.

Game Trials:

  • Next Stop … Eastward! – Discover the wonderfully weird world of Eastward. Escape the tyrannical clutches of a subterranean society and join John and Sam – Eastward’s unlikely duo – on an exciting adventure to the land above. Until Oct. 3 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Nintendo Switch Online members can combine John’s combat skills and Sam’s special kinetic powers to solve dungeon puzzles, take down unusual enemies and survive the deadly miasma. Nintendo Switch Online members can also earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points* by participating. As an added bonus, for a limited time anyone can purchase this digital title for 50% off. This sale ends Oct. 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Nintendo eShop sales on Nintendo Switch:

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

Note: This is the general trailer for Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition, not specifically the Switch version

*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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