Nintendo Download: Kirby Puffs Up for a 3D Adventure

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REDMOND, Wash., May 19, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:

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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards will arrive on Nintendo Switch by flying star for players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership on May 20. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

    • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards – In this colorful 3D platformer – the first and only Kirby game on Nintendo 64 and the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library! – players guide Kirby on an adventure across planet Ripple Star, using classic Copy Abilities to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies. You can even blast, bash and dash with friends in three separate four-player minigames – 100-Yard Hop, Bumper Crop Bump and Checkerboard Chase! Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards will arrive on Nintendo Switch by flying star for players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership on May 20.

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

    • Touken Ranbu Warriors – This action game is a collaboration between the "spirits of blades" simulation game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-, presented by DMM GAMES and NITRO PLUS, and the thrilling 1 vs. 1,000 WARRIORS series from KOEI TECMO GAMES. The Touken Danshi, 15 blades incarnate who had been drifting aimlessly without a Saniwa master, are suddenly attacked by the History Retrograde Army. After the battle, they are assigned by the Government of the Time to undertake "onslaught investigations." The masterless blades have no choice but to depart for the chaotic world of the Sengoku Era, whose history had already begun to be altered. Touken Ranbu Warriors and Touken Ranbu Warriors Digital Deluxe Edition will be available on May 24.

    • DEADCRAFT – Welcome to DEADCRAFT, a new twist on the zombie survival-action genre! In a world ravaged by a deadly virus, the half-zombie Reid must survive not only by battling hordes of the undead with anything he can get his hands on – including axes and weedwhackers – but by also growing some zombie followers of his own. Choose your allies and enemies wisely as you try to make it through the apocalypse alive! DEADCRAFT and DEADCRAFT Deluxe Edition are available now in Nintendo eShop.

  • Digital Spotlight

    • Mario Golf: Super Rush – Practice your swing and hit the green with Mario and friends in Mario Golf: Super Rush! The Mario Golf: Super Rush game features several local* and online** multiplayer modes, including Speed Golf, which finds players teeing off at the same time, Standard Golf and the action-packed Battle Golf. Solo players can also enjoy the exciting single-player Golf Adventure and Solo Challenge modes. Simple motion or button controls make it easy for both new players and seasoned pros to drive and putt. For even more golf fun, keep an eye out this fall for the free Golf update to the Nintendo Switch Sports game! Mario Golf: Super Rush is available now in Nintendo eShop.

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Activities

  • Cool Off With Sporty Style – The Nintendo Switch Sports – Spocco Square Cooling Towel reward is coming! This new reward is inspired by Spocco Square, the sprawling sports complex where all the competitions are held in the Nintendo Switch Sports game. This sporty and stylish towel is handy for keeping your head in the game, wicking away sweat or cooling off during your next match! For more information, please visit https://my.nintendo.com.

  • Discover the Sports of Spocco Square – View and learn about all six sports in the Nintendo Switch Sports game in this My Nintendo mission! Visit the Nintendo Switch Sports official site and tackle this mission to earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points.*** For more information, please visit https://nintendoswitchsports.nintendo.com/en/sports/.

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. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

*** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply.

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, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Nintendo Switch Online is a paid membership service that allows members to team up or face off online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Members also enjoy a curated library of NES and Super NES classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others. To find out more about the benefits that come with Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/.

With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, players get access to even more benefits, including a library of Nintendo 64 games with newly added online play for up to four players (additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately), Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC and retro SEGA Genesis games.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch family of systems, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.

Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch family of systems both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.

My Nintendo members can earn Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Already have Gold Points? Redeem them toward your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details.

Remember that the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo Switch players who register a Nintendo Account gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about parental controls on Nintendo Switch and other features, visit https://play.nintendo.com/parents/crash-courses/parental-controls/ and https://www.nintendo.com/switch/. For all other systems please visit https://support.nintendo.com/.

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