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Nintendo Download: The Cat’s Whiskers

A little kitty takes the spotlight in what’s an otherwise decent week for Nintendo Switch fans, as some fairly big ports arrive.

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We have to admit that we don’t really ‘get’ Nintendo’s spotlighting, when it comes to the weekly games on the eShop. If you read our Download updates every week that’s probably pretty obvious, but it continues in a big way this week.

Nintendo is shining that light, and highlighting Little Kitty, Big City, Animal Well, and PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs (which was supposed to launch last week). The latter should be self-evident as to the content, while the two former titles are relative unknowns.

Buried in the “also new” section though, are Biomutant, Braid: Anniversary Edition, and the arcade version of Rastan. Now, granted that all of those are technically ports, but each seems worthy of being touted. Maybe it’s just us though.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Little Kitty, Big City – A peaceful catnap turns into a whimsical journey as you take the role of a curious kitten on an adorable adventure to find your way back home. There’s plenty to do along the way: explore the vibrant city, complete quests, lend a helping paw to other animals in hairy situations and make friends with chatty strays. You can also wear over 40 delightful hats while causing a total ruckus in a bite-sized open-world playground filled with surprises. Little Kitty, Big City releases today on the Nintendo Switch system.
  • ANIMAL WELL – In this atmospheric pixelated world, you’ll search for treasures as you gradually uncover a dense environment. Many interesting creatures live here, but some might be hostile, so stay alert. Any items you’ve picked up can be used in several ways, like making a quick getaway or even having friendly creatures help you out in a pinch. There’s a lot to uncover, so get crafty with your items and see what you find. Where you go is entirely up to you. Summon your courage and curiosity for ANIMAL WELL, launching today!
  • PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs – PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs is an online-only* PAC-MAN eating competition! Eat your way through multiple interconnected mazes using Power Pellets and a variety of Power Items to chomp the GHOSTS and opponent PAC-MAN players. Be the last PAC standing at the end of each match in this 64-player Battle Royale to become the Chomp Champ! PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champ is available now.


  • Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns  Operation Guns sees the smash hit roguelike Vampire Survivors join forces with KONAMI’s iconic Contra series! This DLC** adds tons of weapons (we’re talking 22, including evolutions!), 11 new characters, multiple mayhem-filled biomes inspired by classic Contra levels and a soundtrack with new and remixed tracks. The Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns DLC is available later today.

Game Trials:

  • STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic – Determine the fate of the entire galaxy in a STAR WARS RPG set four thousand years before the Galactic Empire. Harness the Force and wield your own lightsaber as you battle the ruthless Sith. Choose your party from a motley crew and travel to eight iconic worlds like Tatooine and Kashyyyk. Will you save the Republic or embrace the power of the dark side? Hurry – the free Game Trial period will last until May 9 at 11:59 p.m. PT! Nintendo Switch Online members* can earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points*** by participating. 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. As an added bonus, you can purchase this digital title for 50% off until May 9 at 11:59 p.m. PT!

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.

*** 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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