Nintendo Digital Download: Build Before You Buy
After a few weeks of sparse releases, the eShop is once again in full swing. Earlier today the Dragon Quest Builders demo was uploaded, so get to it! It’s free and it’s fun! You can find it under “Coming Soon” in the eShop or just search for it.
The rest of the games that released or are soon:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- Dragon Quest Builders – Demo Version – A free demo for the Dragon Quest Builders game is available today in Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. Gather, craft, and build the kingdom of your dreams to restore the ruined world of Alefgard! As the legendary Builder, you’ll construct rooms, towns and defenses while fighting monsters. The full version of Dragon Quest Builders launches for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 9.
- Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack – The Battle Pack is now available for purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, and includes two Waves of Battle Pokémon and Support Pokémon Sets. Wave 1 of the Battle Pack contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Aegislash can change between two formes, and players can wield them both. Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi. Wave 1 will be available Jan. 31, and Wave 2 is scheduled for March 23. Both Waves of DLC are only available with purchase of the Battle Pack; they are not sold individually. Content will be available as it is released.
- InnerSpace – InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets with no horizons. Soar through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm, where gods still wander. Your greatest journey is within. InnerSpace launches on Jan. 16.
- Furi – Fight your way free in this ultra-responsive, fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting game. Feel the tension and adrenaline of one-on-one duels against deadly adversaries. You will need absolute focus and skill to defeat each of the guardians.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Pokémon Crystal Version – When it launched in Japan 17 years ago, Pokémon Crystal introduced many new and exciting elements to the beloved Pokémon franchise. The game, an expanded version of the popular Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games, was the first in the Pokémon franchise to allow players to choose between a boy or girl playable character, and also was the first game to introduce animations during Pokémon battles. And now, this 2D Nintendo eShop release invites you to explore the Johto region again – or for the first time. The Pokémon Crystal Version game is now available for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop, with a launch date of Jan. 26.Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Digital Deals – Nintendo is kicking off its first digital sale of the year. During the Digital Deals event, fans can save up to 30 percent on select digital games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Plus, My Nintendo members earn Gold Points on qualifying purchases. Shop now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 18 to save. See the details at www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.Activities:
- My Nintendo Tips – Read on for five tips to make the most of the free My Nintendo loyalty program: https://my.nintendo.com/news/384e8ac4f0f40c88.Also new this week:
- ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
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 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.