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Nintendo Download: The Rivalry Reignites!

Mario, Donkey Kong, and a whole lotta trouble hits the Switch this week with Mario vs Donkey Kong. And did we mention Lara Croft too?

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Announced some time ago, the latest in the “Mario vs Donkey Kong” series is finally here, as the puzzle/platformer lands on the Switch. It seems that DK is back once more, and he’s lifted the stock of mini-Mario figures from the factory. Show of hands if you knew that Mario was running a side-business making action figures of himself… yeah, we didn’t either. Nevertheless, the fact remains that Donkey Kong has made off with ’em, and if the man from Brooklyn wants to cash in, he’s gonna have to get them back.

Now, if you’re not into puzzle action, you’ve still got some solid picks this week. Chief among those is the remastered Tomb Raider three-pack, which brings the original Tomb Raider trilogy back for modern consoles. Expect upgraded graphics for sure with these, but you can apparently switch back to the original, low-poly 90s look whenever you like too.

Want more? Well there isn’t really much else that’s eye-catching, but you never know. Scroll down and take a look, maybe something will appeal.

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  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong – The rivalry that originally heated up on the Game Boy Advance system returns on the Nintendo Switch system! Donkey Kong has stolen all the Mini-Mario toys from the factory, and it’s up to Mario to get them back. Run, jump and backflip your way to retrieving them across over 130 levels in this puzzle-style twist on classic platforming action. With newly added co-op, brand-new worlds and updated music and visuals, you can find your new favorite way to play as you embark on your toy-saving quest! The Mario vs. Donkey Kong game is available on Feb. 16. A free demo is available now in Nintendo eShop.
  • Tomb Raider I–III Remastered Starring Lara Croft – Uncover treasures and mysteries of the ancient world alongside Lara Croft in three classic Tomb Raider adventures – now remastered and featuring each game’s expansion content. Face off against deadly foes, reveal dangerous myths and solve puzzles with upgraded graphics and the option to switch to the original polygonal look at any time. Tomb Raider I–III Remastered Starring Lara Croft is available now in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com.


  • Celebrate February with Animal Crossing themed Rewards! – Delight in all things winter with your friends from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile* game! Start out February with a fun DIY project and create a personal scrapbook page to fill with campers and items from the game with the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Winter Scrapbook Kit reward. Or, spread the love with a printable heart-shaped Animal Crossing greeting cardreward! There’s plenty more Animal Crossing goodness in store, including an exciting stamp rally at the Seattle Aquarium from Feb. 23–25 – check them all out here: https://my.nintendo.com/news/bfa0ccc16c8e572a.
  • Live it Up princess style in New York City! – Enter for a chance to win a four-day weekend trip to New York City for you and up to two others in the My Nintendo Princess Peach: Showtime! Trip to New York City Sweepstakes** before it ends on Feb. 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT! Take in the sensational sights of the city’s cultural hotspots and enjoy high-energy entertainment, shopping, fashion and more with friends and family. Plus, you’ll receive a personal tour at the Nintendo New York store, located in Rockefeller Center, during the launch weekend for the Princess Peach: Showtime! game – available on March 22. While you’re there, treat yourself to goodies with $100 Nintendo New York shopping credit. For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/571e0bb9a1348c2c.

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** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 12:00PM PT on 1/17/2024 and ends at 11:59PM PT on 2/20/24. 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/571e0bb9a1348c2c, (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo Princess Peach: Showtime! Trip to New York Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/571e0bb9a1348c2c) as stated in Official Rules. There will be one (1) winner who will receive a 4 day, 3 night trip between the dates of March 21, 2024 and March 25, 2024, for winner and up to 2 guests from a major airport near winner’s home (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), 3 nights standard hotel accommodation (one room, quadruple occupancy, room and tax only) at a New York City hotel (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), non-exclusive ground transportation to and from airport and hotel in New York City, NY; $500 VISA gift card; $100 Nintendo New York store shopping credit; and a personal tour of the Nintendo New York store. For a winner who is a resident of the New York tri-state area, air transportation may be substituted with another method of transportation by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Total ARV of prize: $3,478.56 USD (actual value may vary depending on departure date and location). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit www.nintendo.com/events/rules/mynintendo-princes-peach-showtime-nyctrip-official-sweepstakes. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

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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