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Nintendo Download: Dark Heroes

It’s a Batman kind of week on the Switch, as the Arkham Trilogy arrives along with Dragon Quest Monsters, and more.

The Dark Knight rises

One of the greatest superhero game series’ of all time, Warner Bros and Rocksteady’s “Arkham” games are finally available on Switch. To a degree. While the base trilogy is now packaged into one convenient bundle, the oft-forgotten (and some would say ‘excellent’) Arkham Origins is left out in the cold.

Nevertheless, there are some great Batman games out this week for the Switch, and tremendous additions to the Switch’s library. But of course those games aren’t the only ones arriving, as Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince brings that classic series back around, and Skater XL serves up a port of what’s been a pretty well-received skateboarding title.

Want more? Well good, because there’s the usual assortment of smaller releases on tap as well. And although few of them seem all that remarkable, you might find something that scratches that itch.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Batman: Arkham Trilogy – Become Gotham City’s ultimate protector in the shadows with Rocksteady’s critically acclaimed trilogy, headed to the Nintendo Switch system in one complete package – including all DLC. The stealthy skirmishes of Batman: Arkham Asylum escalate into the devastating conspiracy against the inmates in Batman: Arkham City and culminate in the ultimate showdown for the future of Gotham in Batman: Arkham Knight. Glide through the streets, grapple onto rooftops and soar across the skyline of Gotham and Arkham City in the ultimate and complete Batman experience coming to Nintendo Switch Dec. 1.
  • DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince – Follow Psaro, a cursed prince, and his companion Rose as they travel through the demon realm of Nadiria. Explore and scout monsters, freely combine raised monsters to create more powerful allies and take on enemies with your powerful dream team through changing seasons. DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince comes to Nintendo Switch on Dec. 1. Pre-orders are available now in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com.


  • Earn Gold Points with Nintendo Switch Online – For a limited time, when you opt in, you can earn 20% in My Nintendo Gold Points* on your purchase or renewal of a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online or Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.** Purchases or renewals on Nintendo eShop or My Nintendo Store must be made by Dec. 6, 2023, and codes purchased at retail must be redeemed by Dec. 6, 2023. To learn more and to take advantage of this offer, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/us/switch/online/nintendo-switch-online/gold-points-offer/.
  • Fall Into Fun With an Animal Crossing Themed Sweepstakes! – The My Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Favorites sweepstakes*** ends on Dec. 12! You can enter for a chance to win an amazing package of prizes inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Seattle Aquarium experience and the Nintendo Switch Lite – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha themed bundles! For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/c410afb810e81a29.

Nintendo eShop sales on Nintendo Switch:

  • Save up to 50% During the Cyber Deals Sale! – Treat yourself to savings on a selection of games for the Nintendo Switch system! For a limited time, find great deals on games like Super Mario OdysseyRed Dead RedemptionFire Emblem EngageJust Dance 2024 Edition and tons of others when you shop on Nintendo.com or in Nintendo eShop on your device. And when you shop digital games, remember that you can earn My Nintendo Gold Points**** – awarded based on 5% of the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used). Then, you can redeem your Gold Points towards the purchase of other eligible digital games, DLC, Nintendo Switch Online memberships and more. Hurry, though – this sale ends Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information, visit https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/sales-and-deals/.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Nintendo Account required. Offer valid in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, once per Nintendo Account from 11/21/23 at 9:00 am PT until 12/6/23 at 11:59 pm PT (“Promotion Period”) with the purchase or paid renewal of a Nintendo Switch Online 12-month Individual Membership or Family Membership or a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack 12-month Individual Membership or Family Membership on Nintendo eShop or My Nintendo Store, or with redemption of a code purchased at retail for any such membership. User must be at least 13 years of age to qualify and must activate the offer by clicking “Get Offer” on this page and sign in to their Nintendo Account during the Promotion Period. Gold Points will be issued within 14 days of purchase from Nintendo eShop or My Nintendo Store, or within 14 days of code redemption, are earned based on the price of the membership on Nintendo eShop, and will vary by country and currency. For codes purchased at retail, Gold Points will be earned based on the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of membership purchased. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo Points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point

** Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

*** My Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Favorites Sweepstakes: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 10:00AM PT on 10/5/2023 and ends at 11:59PM PT on 12/5/23. 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/c410afb810e81a29, (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Favorites Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/c410afb810e81a29) as stated in Official Rules. There will be five (5) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) Gelato Pique Animal Crossing: Timmy & Tommy Throw Blanket (ARV $81.80 USD each), one (1) Afterglow™ Wave Wireless Controller (ARV $54.99 USD each,), one (1) Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Complete Guide (ARV $54.99 USD) and one (1) Club Mocchi- Mocchi- Animal Crossing Leaf Mega 15” Plush (ARV $34.99 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $1,133.85 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-animal-crossing-new-horizons-2023-fall-official-sweepstakes. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

**** 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 My Nintendo 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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