Nintendo eShop Update – Guardians of the Galaxy, Crysis Trilogy, Skul

Get ready to party like it’s 1996 with the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Cloud Version) for the Nintendo Switch in just days.

There are plenty of new digital titles, however, including Skul: The Hero Slayer, SEGA Genesis Collection for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass subscribers, Crysis Remastered Trilogy, Demon Hunter: Riddles of Light, Minigolf Adventure, My Friend Peppa Pig, and Continued tons.

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
    • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version – Launch Star-Lord’s Jet Boots for a wild ride through the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a new take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, fight your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a fight for the fate of the universe. You have this. Probably. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version will be available on October 26.
    • Skul: The Hero Slayer – Experience a fast-paced rogue-lite where losing your mind is encouraged. With 100 playable characters, each with their own unique abilities, and a ton of items that can create wild synergies, the battles here are as electrifying as they are challenging.
  • Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online
    • The Nintendo 64 console was first released 25 years ago, giving many gamers their first 3D gaming experiences. The system also featured intense four-player multiplayer action in many of its games. And now, with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription, you can access a selection of classic Nintendo 64 games on your Nintendo Switch console, with more on the way! The launch lineup includes Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Sin & Punishment, Dr. Mario 64, Mario Tennis, WinBack and Yoshi’s Story. Compete in a Mario Kart 64 race with friends online, share your screen and bring someone with you for your Star Fox 64 spin, and pause your game anytime during The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The Nintendo 64 Library – Nintendo Switch Online will be available on October 25.
  • SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online
    • A Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription also grants access to a host of select SEGA Genesis games. The launch lineup includes the following games, with more to come in the future: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Contra: Hard Corps, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, MUSHA, Phantasy Star IV, Ristar, Shining Force, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master and Strider. You can play these classic games with added features, like rewind to collect rings in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or create a save state before the final boss in Golden Axe! The SEGA Genesis Library – Nintendo Switch Online will be available on October 25.

Activities

  • Games with spooky updates – It’s the season of cheerful haunts and macabre treats. Check out these games with Halloween-themed updates and events:
    • fortnite – Your fortune predicts a lot in this year’s Fortnite mares… in fact, things are in the cards for you until November 2. Immerse yourself in Halloween-themed maps, games, and experiences. These are featured in the “Fortnitemares” section of the playlist menu. Throughout October, maps reveal legendary monsters making their way to the Fortnite Item Shop, as well as classic Fortnite characters getting new Halloween twists.
    • Monitoring – It’s time for another year of fear – Overwatch Halloween Terror is here! Celebrate this gruesome holiday with weekly rewards and the return of Junkenstein’s Revenge, where you’ll team up with three other players to take on a host of haunting horrors. Play games in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade to earn Overwatch Halloween Terror loot boxes and unlock spellbinding cosmetics so you can send your enemies to their graves.
    • rocket league – Batman returns to Rocket League for Haunted Hallows! Batman and his enemies take over Rumble Mode, transforming it into Gotham City Rumble and diving in with the new Arena variant: Beckwith Park (Gotham Night). In addition, the three versions of the Dark Knight’s high-tech vehicle are quickly arriving in the item shop: the Batmobile (1989), the Dark Knight Tumbler and the Batmobile (2016).
    • Apex Legends – Until November 2, join the Apex Legends Monsters Within event. Fight to conquer the Encore Arenas map, the place where Seer made his name as a man to be reckoned with. Special event-limited cosmetic sets highlight the spooky side of some of the most fearsome Legends, including Revenant, Bloodhound, Caustic, and Seer.
  • Fun Furry Creepy Crafty – Get your furry family members ready for Halloween – and the Mario Party Superstars game – with adorable printable animal masks from My Nintendo featuring Thwomp, Monty Mole, Boo and Bowser Jr.! To view the selection and learn more about how to redeem your Platinum Points for these fun and spooky rewards, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/761425aeec9b1912. You can also slip into Play Nintendo for family Halloween activities, including a spooky pumpkin diorama, witch poll and other assorted tricks and treats!

Nintendo eShop sales:

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

Also new this week in 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 to the Nintendo eShop every week, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch family of consoles, the Wii U console, and the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles.

Timothy C. Mayo