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Nintendo Download: Wander Into Whimsy

It’s a Wonderful week for Switch owners, with the launch of Super Mario Bros Wonder, Metal Gear Solid, Gargoyles, Hellboy, and more.

You can hear the Holidays coming

With the big release season firmly in full swing, the Switch’s first overstuffed release-week is here. That includes a whole mess of big names, though naturally Super Mario is right at the top. And of course, his latest appearance comes by way of Super Mario Bros Wonder.

Announced this past summer, Super Mario Bros Wonder has secretly been in the works for some time. It’s even been floating around that Nintendo basically told the team to take as long as they wanted with it, so it’s had a lengthy (and productive) development cycle. Pre-release word has been out of this world for the title, which shakes up the formula of what you’d expect from a traditional “Mario” game, but still keeps most of what makes the series such a timeless icon. If you’re a fan of the plumber, or just like quality platformers, it sounds like a can’t-miss.

But while Mario and crew are set to hit Switch tomorrow, there’s so much more this week than just Nintendo’s main man coming back around. For one thing, the hotly anticipated Metal Gear Solid Collection is here too, serving up the original MGS, plus parts two and three. Having portable version of any of those would be great, but all three is something very cool indeed.

Past that, there’s also the side-scrolling action title Gargoyles Remastered, which brings the 16bit Gargoyles title back with a modern recreation. Oh and don’t forget Hellboy: Web of Wyrd, a seemingly budget-priced game that looks like it popped right off of a comic book page. Want more? Well okay, how about Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed Ecto Edition and the Jackboot Party Pack 10?

Add in the massive collection of smaller and indie launches this week, and you have a crowded period that should provide something for just about any Switch fan. Scroll down to check the full list.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder – Jump into the unexpected with Mario! Classic Mario side-scrolling gameplay is turned on its head with the addition of Wonder Flowers. Witness pipes coming alive, float through outer space, wreak havoc as a giant Spike-Ball and see even more unexpected events called Wonder effects. Plus, choose from the largest cast of characters in a side-scrolling Mario game, including Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy and Toads. Grab surprising new power-ups like Elephant Fruit to use your trunk to trounce enemies and spray water on your adventure to save the Flower Kingdom from Bowser’s Wonder grip. The Super Mario Bros. Wonder game is available on Oct. 20.
  • METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol.1 – Experience the thrilling cinematic story of the METAL GEAR series on the Nintendo Switch system! Infiltrate enemy fortresses and complete your mission to destroy the ultimate weapon, Metal Gear. This collection features METAL GEAR SOLIDMETAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater, along with the games that started the series – METAL GEAR and METAL GEAR 2: Solid Snake, the NES versions of METAL GEAR and Snake’s Revenge, and plenty of bonus content. METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol.1 launches on Oct. 24. Pre-orders are available now in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com. Metal Gear SolidMetal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will also be available for purchase individually in Nintendo eShop.
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 10 – Whether you’re in your dorm room with roommates, surrounded by family during the holidays or joining a video call happy hour with coworkers, there’s something for everyone. Use your phone or tablet to join! Games support anywhere from one to nine players and up to 10,000 audience members influencing the outcome of the game. Play a whole new pack of games from Tee K.O. 2, FixyText, Hypnotorious and more! Play The Jackbox Party Pack 10 today.
  • Mail Time – Mail Time is a relaxing, cottagecore adventure set in a peaceful forest far, far away. It’s your first day on the job as a newly minted Mail Scout. Equipped with a mushroom hat, a pack full of letters and unbridled enthusiasm, it’s time to deliver letters and packages across Grumblewood Grove. Their recipients eagerly await the sight of your mushroom hat, so don’t tarry! Run, jump, glide and make your way across the forest to deliver parcels and joy to the cute critters that inhabit these woods. Start your deliveries today!
  • Gargoyles Remastered – Relive the epic journey of Goliath and the Gargoyles featuring enhanced visuals, animations and sound effects, all inspired by the acclaimed animated series. Gargoyles Remastered is an artfully crafted revival of the ʼ90s classic 16-bit side-scrolling platform adventure. The world of Gargoyles comes to life with a level of detail that will thrill fans of the animated series and retro gaming enthusiasts alike. Experience classic gameplay that stays authentic to its predecessor while including new features such as achievements, gameplay rewind and more! Gargoyles Remastered is available now.
  • Digital Spotlight
    • Inktastic, Chromatic – Woomy! Are you ready for National Color Day on Oct. 22? Pay homage to your favorite hues by painting the town red (well, pink, or blue, or green … ) in the Splatoon 3 game! Enter the Splatlands and compete to ink up the Turf War pits with your team’s color. Gear up with a variety of weapons you can use to paint your canvas of choice, including Brushes, Rollers, Stringers and even Splatanas. If you’re looking for an extra splash of color in your wardrobe, hit up the shops for a variety of fresh options that suit your personal style. Stay posted for the upcoming single-player addition to the Splatoon 3Expansion Pass*, Side Order, where you’ll bring the ink to an Inkopolis Square devoid of all color and ascend the Spire of Order!


  • Share the wonder! – Celebrate the launch of the Super Mario Bros. Wonder game with the My Nintendo SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Family Fun Sweepstakes!** Enter for a chance to win a trip for four to Universal Studios Hollywood, where you and your family can discover an exciting ride and immersive activities within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD! To learn more, visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/0ca7f174daefea31.

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Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately. Content will be available as it is released.

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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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