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Nintendo Download: The Galaxy Is NOT At Peace

The action is heating up with a bunch of game releases this week. The big one is Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS. It releases tonight at midnight on the eShop and tomorrow at retail. It’s a reimagining of the 1991 Game Boy game Metroid II. Fans have been eagerly anticipating this one, and we can’t wait to explore the planet and destroy the Metroid infestation.



Releasing tonight on the eShop is NBA 2K18. Featuring an all-new “Run The Neighborhood” mode, you can explore and purchase new merch at shops around town. The physical version of the game won’t be ready until October 17.




The official press release is below detailing all of the games coming out later today.


This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

    • Metroid: Samus Returns – Explore a hostile alien planet as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in a masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer revitalizes classic gameplay with stunning 3D visuals and a wide range of new content sure to please both new and veteran players. The Metroid: Samus Returns game will be available on Sept. 15.
    • Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition: Fans of Minecraft will have another way to play the hit creation game when it comes to New Nintendo 3DS systems. This portable version of the game comes with Survival and Creative modes, five skin packs and two texture packs. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is available now in Nintendo eShop. The packaged version will launch at a later date.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K18 – The highest-rated annual sports game of this console generation comes to Nintendo Switch. Test your skills against friends* or RUN THE NEIGHBORHOOD with your MyPLAYER on the Road to 99. NBA 2K18 will be available in Nintendo eShop on Sept. 15 and in stores on Oct. 17.
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • YO-KAI WATCH 2: Oni Evolution Update (Version 2.0): Anyone that owns the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games can download a free “Oni Evolution” software update starting today. It adds the Yo-kai Watch Psychic Blasters mode with additional bosses to battle against, the chance to befriend new Yo-kai and more fun features. This update also allows players the ability to transfer save data from the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games to YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters, which launches on Sept. 29.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • Metroid: Samus Returns Samus Aran
Also 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.



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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