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Nintendo Download: Places, Everyone, for Princess Peach: Showtime!

A huge week for the Switch sees the arrival of MLB The Show, South Park: Snow Day, and Nintendo’s own Princess Peach: Showtime.

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the calendar might say “March”, but Nintendo’s Switch sure feels like Christmas. That’s because, after pretty much months of ho-hum drops, the console is getting three big games this week, along with the usual ton of smaller launches. And leading the way, naturally, is Princess Peach: Showtime.

Nintendo’s latest in its premier “Super Mario” franchise might be a spinoff, but it seems to have the pedigree none the same. Fans will find the oft-kidnapped Princess in the main role this time around, as she takes on the villainous Grape and the Sour Bunch, who’ve taken control of a theatrical world. To defeat the vile baddies, Peach will don a number of special outfits that grant her abilities like sword fighting and martial arts.

As mentioned though, that’s just the start this week, as baseball season is about to kick off. We’re not talking about the real-life season either, as Sony’s MLB The Show ’24 is once again appearing on Nintendo’s console. The game that is pretty far and away the best hardball title out there right now, MLB: The Show ’24 should offer up pretty much everything that the PS5 and Xbox versions do, just in a visually-scaled back, and portable, form.

And finally this week, there’s South Park: Snow Day. Announced not all that long ago, Snow Day is the latest video game title to take advantage of the long-running cartoon show. Mainly a co-op adventure, this new South Park adventure allows fans to make their own “New Kid”, as they save the world… and enjoy a snow day with no school.

Want more? Well as mentioned, there’s also the ton and a half of smaller releases this week. Scroll down and take a look at the full listing, you never know what might catch your eye.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Princess Peach: Showtime! – Join Princess Peach as she steps into the spotlight in her very own single-player action game! As Princess Peach attends the Sparkle Theater, the wicked Grape and the Sour Bunch take control over the play to enact their own performances. Joined by Stella, the theater’s guardian, Peach must save each show and transform to match the performance – becoming Swordfighter Peach, Detective Peach, Ninja Peach, Patissiere Peach and more. Each transformation changes up the action and comes with its own abilities for Peach to best save each play and call curtains to Grape’s wicked plans. The Princess Peach: Showtime! game is available March 22, with a free demo available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • MLB The Show 24 – It’s your Show. Ready to own it? Earn your call up from the minors to the big leagues and prove you’ve got what it takes at the top. Learn from the legends of the sport, take inspiration from their heroics and use it to improve your game. Chalk up the wins, pick yourself up after the losses. Hold your nerve when it matters and earn the right to be called World Series champion. Whatever happens, know you left nothing in the dugout. MLB The Show 24* is available now.
  • SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY! – Team up with Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny to save the town in this co-op** action game. Customize your own New Kid and battle your way through the snow-piled streets of South Park solo or with up to three friends in an all-new story. Equip a variety of weapons and deploy devastating special abilities on an adventure to save the world and enjoy a day without school. SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY! launches on March 26. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.

Activities:

  • Call for an Encore of Fun – The curtain is rising! Celebrate the Princess Peach: Showtime! game launch with My Nintendo rewards. My Nintendo members can redeem their Platinum Points*** for charming rewards inspired by the game, such as the printable Princess Peach: Showtime! Stationery Set fit for writing letters, royal invitations and more, as well as the Princess Peach: Showtime! Pocket Folder Set to help keep your notes safe and peachy! Or decorate your room with Peach aplenty using the printable Princess Peach: Showtime! Move Poster Set and the Princess Peach: Showtime! Transformations Door Hanger Set. To check out these rewards, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news.

Nintendo eShop sales on Nintendo Switch:

  • Warner Bros. Games March Sale – Experience new worlds and adventures during the Warner Bros. Games March Sale and save up to 85% on your favorite titles like Hogwarts LegacyMortal Kombat 1 and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga! This sale ends March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information and to view the full list of games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/sales-and-deals/.
  • SQUARE ENIX Publisher Sale – The SQUARE ENIX publisher sale has returned! Journey to Midgar and beyond to find deals from franchises like FINAL FANTASYDRAGON QUESTKINGDOM HEARTS and more! This sale ends March 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information and to view the full list of games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/sales-and-deals/.
  • Capcom Publisher Sale – The Capcom Publisher Sale is on, introducing Capcom’s latest and greatest games at an amazing price. Take a look and save up to 83% on select titles! This sale ends March 25 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information and to view the full list of games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/sales-and-deals/.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Game requires download of at least 25 GB. microSD card required (sold separately). Storage requirements may change, visit www.theshow.com for details.

** Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. 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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