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Nintendo Download: Down to Earth

Another edition of Microsoft’s Grounded lands on Switch this week, along with a TMNT arcade port and loads more.

Wait, again?

Yes, there’s another edition of Grounded making its way to the Switch this week, with the Fully Yoked Edition. We actually had no idea what the difference was between the vanilla version of Grounded and the “Yoked” edition was, so we looked it up on the eShop, and we only got the base version as a result. Fortunately there’s a trailer from Obsidian what details the facts on this seemingly not live as of yet edition. Basically, it’s the full Grounded experience, with all of the previously released DLC included.

Other than that, Nintendo also touts Planet of Lana again, which (like Grounded) was also listed last week. What’s happening with that, we also have no idea. For those who want something altogether new though, there is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants. A former arcade-exclusive game (who knew?), Wrath of the Mutants stars the 2012 version of the Turtles with a port that’s bumped out a bit from that original quarter-muncher.

Indies Sticky Business and stitch. also post this week, along with a few pre-orders that include Shin Megami Tensei V, Another Crab’s Treasure, and Cat Quest III.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Grounded Fully Yoked Edition – Survive, build and explore in this immersive co-op survival-adventure game where you’re the size of an ant and where the insect life reacts to your actions! Play solo or with up to three friends online* and discover the treacherous wonders of your own backyard. Build bases to protect your stuff and craft new tools, weapons and armor to improve your chances against hazards of all shapes and (very large) sizes. Plus, create and share fresh adventures in Playgrounds Mode. Grounded Fully Yoked Edition is available now.
  • Planet of Lana – A young girl and her loyal friend embark on a rescue mission through a colorful world full of cold machines and unfamiliar creatures. Experience a cinematic puzzle-adventure framed by an epic sci-fi saga that stretches across centuries and galaxies. Planet of Lana is available now.
  • As Seen in the Indie World Showcase
    • Sticky Business – In this cozy business simulation, you run a sticker shop in which you create and ship stickers to customers. There are over 400 design elements to choose from, and you can get upgrades — including effect foils — for even more options. Learn more about each customer’s life as you fulfil their unique requests. Plus, the Sticky Business Complete Bundle includes the Plan With Me paid DLC** that adds ten more customer stories revolving around the theme of journaling, and over 100 more sticker elements! Start your own sticker shop in Sticky Businesstoday.
    • stitch. – Create beautiful embroidery patterns by solving puzzles (called Hoops) of varying difficulty and sizes. Complete Hoops in whatever order you’d like – each one offers a relaxing and calming experience, featuring a handy hint feature as well as various accessibility settings. After completing a Hoop, you can play it again in Free Stitch mode. The limited-time Daily Shikaku puzzles offer a challenge and no hints, while weekly Hoops are inspired by real-life events and filled with trivia. stitch. is available now.

Pre-orders:

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance  Forge your path through a post-apocalyptic world in this definitive version of Shin Megami Tensei V. Two complete story paths await, including a brand-new storyline with new locations and demons, where your choices will determine the fate of all existence. Navigate conflicting and tragic moral decisions and confront a dramatic tale of revenge, or explore the original Shin Megami Tensei V saga. Which path will you choose? Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance launches on Nintendo Switch June 21. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • Another Crab’s Treasure – Become a hermit crab and reclaim your prized shell in an epic treasure hunt across a polluted ocean! Wear the trash around you – cans, cardboard and whatever else you find – as shell-like armor to protect yourself against crabby foes and other threats lurking in the deep. Collect over 60 shells with distinct special abilities to defend yourself and improve your combat prowess with Adaptations learned from a variety of ocean creatures. Have a shell of a time when Another Crab’s Treasure washes ashore on Nintendo Switch April 25. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • Cat Quest III – In this cute, casual action-RPG, you’ll play as a swashbuckling feline privateer, sailing the Purribean in search of the North Star – a long lost mythical treasure. But beware! The seas are swarming with Pi-rats under orders from the Pi-rat-King to hunt you down. Explore a gorgeous new world solo or in local co-op and encounter fierce battles with the newly refined combat system (now featuring weapon swapping and tighter attack combos). And, for the first time in the series, sail the seas and battle in your very own ship. The Purribean is yours to explore when Cat Quest III launches for Nintendo Switch on Aug. 8! Pre-orders begin later today on Nintendo eShop, with a free demo also available.

Demos:

  • Europa – In this 3D action-platformer, an android named Zee sets out in search of answers behind the mystery of a fallen civilization on the moon Europa. Use Zee’s Zephyr jetpack to glide, fly and boost across breath-taking landscapes full of lakes, meadows and mountains. Solve puzzles and navigate hidden dangers amongst the ruins as you discover the story of the last human alive. Europa releases on the Nintendo Switch system later this year.
  • ANTONBLAST – The devil himself has stolen your prized spirit collection, and you’re on a rampage to get it back in this dynamic action-platformer that combines destructive action with gorgeous hand-drawn pixel art! Wielding the Mighty Hammer as Dynamite Anton or the Massive Mace as Dynamite Annie, you’ll lay waste to wacky worlds and go toe-to-toe with brutish bosses. Smash up the scenery to forge your path and find new areas to explore. After reaching the end of each level, a detonator will start ticking down, so you’ve got to rush back to the beginning before everything explodes! Get ready for a destructively good time when ANTONBLAST launches on Nov. 12.

Game Trials:

  • NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition*** – Get ready to make your moves. Grab your squad and experience the past, present and future of hoops culture. Recreate Kobe’s most captivating performances during his rise to stardom, form a team of all-time legends or create a player that suits your skillset. If you decide to purchase the game during or after this offer, you’ll keep all save data, so you won’t have to worry about losing your progress! The free Game Trial period will last until April 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Nintendo Switch Online members* can earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points**** by participating. As an added bonus, you can purchase NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition for 80% off, or NBA 2K24 Black Mamba Edition for 75% off until April 29 at 11:59 p.m. PT!

Activities:

  • My Nintendo BlackMilk X Super Mario – Princess Peach Sweepstakes – Last chance to power up your wardrobe with the My Nintendo BlackMilk X Super Mario – Princess Peach Sweepstakes!***** Enter now through April 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT for a chance to win a pink and powerful outfit that will make any Princess Peach fan jump for joy. For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/f5aa49489e26a0a0.

Nintendo eShop sales on Nintendo Switch:

  • Indie Sale – All eyes on indies! Don’t miss out on deals on highly-rated digital games like Sea of StarsTrombone ChampHades and hundreds more from now until April 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Shop on Nintendo.com or your Nintendo Switch system to purchase and download games so you can start playing them right away! 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:

* Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

** Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately unless otherwise noted.

*** ATTENTION: a microSD card (sold separately) with free storage space of minimum 38 GB is required to download this game, plus 8 GB on the system memory. You must have your microSD card inserted before beginning the download.

**** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point.

***** 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 11:00 a.m. PT on 3/4/2024 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 4/23/2024. 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/f5aa49489e26a0a0, (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo BlackMilk x Super Mario™ – Princess Peach Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/f5aa49489e26a0a0) as stated in Official Rules. There will be three (3) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) Princess Peach Shiny Bomber Jacket (XXS – XXL) (ARV $90.99 USD), one (1) Princess Peach HW Ninja Pants (XXS – XXL) (ARV $51.72 USD) and one (1) Princess Peach Sheer V Crop (XS – XXL) (ARV $38.62 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $543.99 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-blackmilk-super-mario-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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