This week’s a bit weak, especially if you were hoping for some Virtual Console love on any of Nintendo’s systems. If you’re an Android user, Super Mario Run has finally released on your platform. There’s a free to play demo that lets you play the first world before buying the entire game for $9.99.
Tomorrow brings Mario Sports Superstars to the the 3DS. This five game compilation includes: golf, tennis, horse racing, soccer, and baseball. All sports have online capabilities as well as local competitive modes.
Next Tuesday sees the release of Has-Been Heroes for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a mix of RPG and tower defense (think Plants vs. Zombies) from the developers of Trine.
One last highlight releasing today is Turf Masters for the Nintendo Switch. This Neo Geo classic golf game features large sprites and is supposedly pretty fun to boot!
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- Has-Been Heroes – Available on March 28, Has-Been Heroes is a challenging and rewarding rogue-like game of strategy and action, featuring a band of old heroes on a quest to escort the King’s twin princesses to a faraway academy. Randomized regions, enemies and a huge pool of unlockables, including 300+ spells, 200+ items, 14 regions and 12 heroes, makes each run unique.
- Nintendo Mobile
- Super Mario Run – The Super Mario Run game is now available to download for Android devices on Google Play! What’s more, the game has received a new update for the iOS version, bringing new features to existing and new players alike. New to Super Mario Run? You can download it from the App Store or Google Play at no cost, and you can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Once the game has been downloaded, a one-time payment will grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in Super Mario Run – World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Mario Sports Superstars – In the Mario Sports Superstars game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, experience the challenge and depth of five full-on sports – Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Horse Racing. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer, hone skills in training or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi or one of 16 others, you’re on the road to superstardom! (Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Great deals this week include Severed, Runbow and SteamWorld Heist, plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.Activities:
- Splatoon 2 Global Testfire – Starting March 24, Nintendo Switch owners with internet access can download a demo version of the Splatoon 2 game that will allow them to battle against opponents around the world in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event. It’s a way for everyone to investigate the latest in cephalopod warfare months before the game launches! The Global Testfire dates and times are as follows:
March 2412-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ETMarch 254-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET
<!– –>8-8:59 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ETMarch 264-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET
- My Nintendo Rewards – My Nintendo is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Kid Icarus: Uprising game with Kid Icarus 3D animations and discounts on select Kid Icarus series games, including Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! Redeem your rewards to enjoy the following:AnimationsGames
30 percent off Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo 3DS)<!– –>30 percent off 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Nintendo 3DS)<!– –>30 percent off Kid Icarus(Wii U)<!– –>30 percent off Kid Icarus – Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo 3DS)Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Pokémon: A Sinister Organization – Team Skull
- Pokémon: Shiny Tapu KokoAlso new this week:
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console, and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.