Nintendo eShop Update – Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, Danganronpa Decadence

There’s certainly plenty of variety in this week’s massive Nintendo eShop update, as you can see below.

So where to start… there’s Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, Danganronpa Decadence, Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition, Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space, as well as Archvale, Beyond a Steel Sky, MONOBOT, The Kids We Were, World Quiz and many more.

Check out the full list below, and also check out the updated list from Nintendo’s Game Store, here.

This week’s Nintendo download includes the following content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain – Participate in a series of brain-teasing activities that test your mental mettle in the new multiplayer* board game that anyone can play! You can improve your skills and speed by playing a wide variety of activities while having fun. Go head-to-head with friends and family in four-player matches to see who gets the highest score. Everyone can play together at different difficulties, so a child can stand up to an adult in this battle of brains! The game Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain will be available on December 3. Want a preview of the game? Download the free demo from Nintendo eShop now to try three activities in Solo and Party mode.
    • Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition – Immerse yourself in a world of magic in Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition. Make yourself a new home in this enchanted Disney world and spend time with beloved Disney characters. Explore Disney-themed worlds filled with fun challenges and live your dream life as you go on fun-filled adventures, dance with Disney Princesses, and soar with Mickey in Magical Dream parades! Get ready for hours of enchanted fun as you build your own magical Disney world. Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition will be available on December 3.
    • Danganronpa Decadence – You and your classmates have been drawn into a murderous crime thriller game. Survive a collection of four high-stakes games in Danganronpa Decadence. The physical collection consists of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition, and the new Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp, a board game-style bonus game with new fan-favorite scenes and character interactions. Play the visual novel collection or purchase any of the four games separately from Nintendo eShop. Danganronpa Decadence will be available on December 3.
    • Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space – This remastered version of the second season of Telltale’s Sam & Max episodic games has been lovingly updated by a small team of original developers. Sam is a six-foot canine detective with a flair for justice. Max is a hyperkinetic rabbit with a taste for chaos. Together they form the Freelance Police, an irreverent comedy duo whose esoteric crime-fighting style has entertained comic book and video game fans for over 30 years. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space will be available on December 8.
  • Spotlight on digital
    • Gaming Award Nominees – On December 9, The Game Awards airs at 5:00 p.m. PT. The annual event celebrates outstanding achievement in the global video game industry, and Nintendo is honored to have several games nominated for awards. If you want to check out some of these Nintendo Switch games before the big event, you’re in luck! Head over to the Nintendo eShop today and start browsing (evening dress optional). Join Samus Aran on the deadly planet ZDR in the latest critically acclaimed entry in the Metroid series, Metroid Dread, which is nominated for Game of the Year and Best Action/Adventure. Team up and take down your opponents in the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon’s first five-on-five team-based strategic battle game, Pokémon UNITE, which is nominated for Best Mobile Game. Or explore lush landscapes on uncharted islands to snap photos of Pokémon in their natural habitats in New Pokémon Snap, nominated for Best Family Game. Also nominated in the Best Family Game category, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury offers two Mario adventures in one: Plunge into multiplayer mayhem in the Super Mario 3D World adventure, or take on a fierce, crazed, hulking Bowser alongside Bowser Jr! Of course, for other Nintendo characters with a wild streak, you’ll want to check out WarioWare: Get It Together!. This wacky explosion of mayhem is nominated for Best Family Game, and you’ll get to round up the whole WarioWare Inc. gang for this comedic, co-op microgame mashup. You can keep the party going with Mario Party Superstars, nominated for Best Family Game – a collection of classic Mario Party board game superstars and minigames. And if you’re curious about what the future holds for Link and his great adventures, you can buy The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The next sequel to this game has been nominated in the Most Anticipated Game category. Dive in today to see what’s got all the critics (and Bokoblins) buzzing! It’s also an honor to have nominated many games from Nintendo’s publishing and development partners, including MONSTER HUNTER RISE, Shin Megami Tensei V, Boyfriend Dungeon, Fortnite and many more. Check out the full list of nominees on


  • Snuggle up with Animal Crossing: New Horizons – It may be chilly outside, but you can create a warm and cozy scene in your living room with a gorgeous prize pack from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cozy Winter Sweepstakes**, which ends December 8. Enter for a chance to win prizes that might inspire you to turn up the heat on your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game! For details, visit

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

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

Timothy C. Mayo