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Nintendo Download: It’s Time to Go Bananas!

No, it’s not Donkey Kong, but Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble that arrives this week for Switch, plus a Metal Slug tower defense game and more.

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Probably the biggest new addition to the Switch’s roster this week, Sega’s latest Super Monkey Ball title is here… or at least, it will be in a few days time. If you know the series, then you probably know what to expect, as players will have to roll their simian-in-a-ball around a track. Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble is set to additionally offer some pretty deep sounding customization options, new moves to give your character a leg up, co-op adventure mode, and 16 player online action.

If rolling monkeys aren’t you thing, then you might be interested in Metal Slug Attack Reloaded. A tower defense game (wait don’t tune out yet), MSAR serves up a “beginner-friendly” control scheme, and a look that’s fitting with the traditional look of Metal Slug titles. There’s also Moonstone Island, which sounds like an interesting mashup of genres, and those fresh additions for the N64 and Game Boy Advance corners of the Nintendo’s Switch Online service.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Moonstone Island  This creature-collecting, dungeon-crawling, deck-building life sim features 100 procedurally generated islands in the sky you’ll explore with the goal of becoming a world-renowned alchemist. Engage in compelling card-based combat and search the islands for over 60 adorable Spirits to collect. While kicking back and becoming part of the community, you can craft items, tend to your farm, brew potions, decorate your home, befriend the local villagers and even fall in love! Moonstone Island is available now.
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble – Let the Rumble Begin! AiAi and friends are back in the newest adventure in the Super Monkey Ballseries. Customize your character from over 300 options, roll out across more than 200 stages and launch past rivals with the new Spin Dash move. Play with friends* in an all-new co-op Adventure Mode and, for the first time in series history, 16 players can tilt their way to victory online**! Aim to be Top Banana when Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble launches exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system June 25. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • METAL SLUG ATTACK RELOADED – METAL SLUG returns as a tower defense game with beginner-friendly controls and its signature 2D pixel look! Build the strongest team you can and crush enemy bases with a variety of strategies and hundreds of characters. The game also features the ANOTHER STORY mode (a unique collection of episodes that fans won’t want to miss), and a viewable GALLERY mode. Battle it out with players all over the world** and strive for the highest title! METAL SLUG ATTACK RELOADED is available now.
  • Game Boy Advance – Nintendo Switch Online
    • Play two of Link’s classic adventures, including one with online multiplayer, in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Four Swords, and suit up for a remake of Samus’s first adventure in Metroid: Zero Mission. Both games are available now for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack** members!
  • Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online: MATURE 17+
    • A new collection of MATURE 17+ Nintendo 64 games has arrived for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members**! Brave the dangerous Lost Land in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, and end an alien conspiracy in the PERFECT DARK game developed by Rare — now with online multiplayer — as part of the new Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online: MATURE 17+ collection of games, available now.

Pre-orders:

  • Tchia – Join Tchia on a tropical open-world adventure as she sets off to rescue her father from the cruel tyrant, Meavora, ruler of the archipelago. Climb, glide, swim and sail your boat around beautiful islands as you explore a physics-driven sandbox in this poetic coming-of-age story inspired by the real island of New Caledonia. Face the fabric soldiers created by Meavora in open encounters where your creativity gives you the edge. Take control of any animal or object you can find, make new friends and jam on your fully playable ukulele. Tchia launches on June 27. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • Darkest Dungeon II – Form a party, board your stagecoach and set off across the decaying landscape on a last gasp quest to avert an apocalypse in this roguelike road trip of the damned. Choose from 12 playable heroes and journey across five campaigns, each featuring its own terrifying challenges to face. Play the game with touchscreen controls, customize your difficulty with thematic modifiers, discover 10 companion pets that confer various bonuses onto you and explore an extensive progression hub called The Altar of Hope. Darkest Dungeon II launches on Nintendo Switch July 15. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • Ace Attorney Investigations Collection – Step into the shoes of Miles Edgeworth, the esteemed prosecutor famed for his relentless pursuit of justice, in the Ace Attorney Investigations Collection. This remastered collection includes both Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and – in English for the first time – Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit! Immerse yourself in a thrilling world full of captivating cases where you’ll scour crime scenes for incriminating evidence, interrogate suspicious suspects and untangle complex webs of deceit. Ace Attorney Investigations Collectionarrives on Nintendo Switch Sept. 6. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.

DLC:

  • Disney Illusion Island – The Mystery in Monoth free update is available now! Curious clues are popping up across Monoth, and Dash Dolphin needs the help of Mickey and friends to find them. Play solo or grab up to three friends in four player couch co-op* as you locate clues, close cases and solve this brand-new detective mystery in Disney Illusion Island.
  • Among Us – Gather your crew in Among Us, the global hit game of teamwork and betrayal, for a free update that features all new roles that add another layer of deception to the party. Play as a Noisemaker that alerts players when they are eliminated, a Tracker that can plant a tracking device on any player, or create some chaos as a Phantom – an Impostor role that can turn invisible. This new update is available now!

Nintendo eShop Sales on Nintendo Switch:

  • Warner Bros. Games Sale – Embark on epic adventures and save up to 90% off on your favorite titles during the Warner Bros. Games Sale! This sale ends June 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information and to view the full list of games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

** Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack required to play the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online, Game Boy Advance – Nintendo Switch Online, SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online: MATURE 17+ collections of games 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

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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