Nintendo eShop Update – Kingdom Hearts Series, EarthBound, Infernax, Breakout: Recharged

Surprise! To coordinate with yesterday’s big Nintendo Direct livestream event, Nintendo and its partners have released some unexpected releases in this week’s Nintendo eShop update. Needless to say, the list is quite massive and diverse.

Highlights include the Kingdom Hearts series (known as KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud), Infernax, Breakout: Recharged, a handful of classic edutainment releases such as Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo, Spy Fox in “Dry Cereal”, Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside and Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning aren’t so scary and more.

Those with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription can also get the beloved EarthBound / EarthBound Beginnings now.

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
    • KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for the Cloud – From the very first KINGDOM HEARTS to KINGDOM HEARTS III and DLC+ Re MIND, three KINGDOM HEARTS collections are coming to Nintendo Switch as cloud versions that can be played while connected to the internet. Relive fond memories from previous playthroughs or experience these heart-pounding adventures for the first time alongside Sora, Donald and Goofy for the first time on Nintendo Switch. KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud, featuring all three game collections, is coming to Nintendo Switch today! Each collection will also be available for purchase individually in the Nintendo eShop.
    • Live your adventure with Humongous Entertainment and UFO Interactive – Enjoy four classic adventures with the whole family, available on Nintendo Switch today! With multiple replay paths and different endings, there’s a mountain of edutainment games waiting for you, including Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo, Spy Fox in “Dry Cereal”, Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside and Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning aren’t that scary.
  • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Earthbound / EarthBound Beginnings – Join Ness, Paula, Jeff and Poo on their quest to fulfill an age-old prophecy to stop the evil Giygas (and maybe catch a Runaway Five concert along the way) in fan-favorite Super NES classic EarthBound. Plus, return to 198X for EarthBound Beginnings, a localized version of the original Famicom Mother game. EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings are playable with a Nintendo Switch Online membership!
  • Spotlight on digital
    • WarioWare: Unite! – Get ready for an unforgettable night, just make sure you’ve brought some extra garlic! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner in two-player cooperative play in Story Mode or competitive play in Variety Pack! Spice up the evening and transform your dinner plans with over 200 original microgames – lightning-fast minigames filled with frenetic fun – plus multiple characters to choose from. The microgames are divided into food-like categories where you and your partner can engage in culinary challenges such as blending a rice ball smoothie, dodging stray vegetables, and kneading pizza dough. WarioWare: Unite! is available now on Nintendo eShop. Want to start with an aperitif? You can also check out WarioWare: Get It Together! with the free demo!

Downloadable content:

  • Become the ultimate bounty hunter – A free update has been launched for the game Metroid Dread! Getting hit even once causes a game to end on the brutal difficulty of Dread Mode. And if you’re new to the Metroid series, enjoy increased recovery with the new Rookie Mode difficulty. A second free update in April will add a Boss Rush mode, where you’ll battle bosses continuously, one at a time.

Demos:

  • Your decisions make the difference – The tactical RPG TRIANGLE STRATEGY is almost here, and a new demo that lets you play from Chapter 1 to the end of Chapter 3 is now available on Nintendo eShop. Demo save data can be transferred to the full game once purchased. The protagonist Serenoa and his allies will be engulfed in the conflict between the three nations. Your choices and beliefs will determine their fate when TRIANGLE STRATEGY launches on Nintendo Switch on March 4.

Pre-orders:

  • STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed – Unleash the power of the Force in this classic Star Wars action-adventure. As Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, you’ll use devastating Force powers and lightsaber combos to hunt down Jedi masters on familiar planets. STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed will be released for Nintendo Switch on April 20. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION – A remaster of the famous RPG CHRONO CROSS is coming to the Nintendo Switch console! Plus, RADICAL DREAMERS is included! Discover the origins of CHRONO CROSS in this text-based adventure. Two worlds collide when CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION lands on Nintendo Switch on April 7. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

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Timothy C. Mayo