Nintendo eShop Update – Return to Monkey Island, NBA 2K23, Bear and Breakfast

There’s quite a diverse range of new releases hitting the eShop this week and in the very near future.

The highly anticipated Return to Monkey Island for example (at least for me), as well as NBA 2K23, Bear and Breakfast, Various Daylife, a demo for Evil Takes Residence and tons 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:

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    • DIVERSE LIFE – Live your best life on the newly discovered continent of Antoecia in this immersive RPG created by the development team that worked on OCTOPATH TRAVELER and BRAVELY DEFAULT. By combining familiar adventure-RPG mechanics with a simulation-RPG structure, including task progression, strategic exploration, and an innovative combat system, you’ll live your best life and face the unknown. Perform more than 100 types of daily tasks to build your character and deepen your relationships with the locals, and you will have access to different job classes and abilities. A great adventure awaits you! VARIOUS DAYLIFE is available now from Nintendo eShop.
    • NBA 2K23 – Rise to the occasion and realize your full potential in NBA 2K23! Prove yourself against the best players in the world and show off your skills in MyCAREER. Pair today’s All-Stars with timeless legends in MyTEAM, create your own dynasty in MyGM, or take the NBA in a new direction with MyLEAGUE. Challenge NBA or WNBA teams in PLAY NOW and experience realistic gameplay. How will you answer the call? NBA 2K23 is now available on Nintendo eShop.
    • Back to Monkey Island – Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected and thrilling return from series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, developed in conjunction with Lucasfilm Games. It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood has been locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, zombie pirate LeChuck. Take to the high seas and explore the new and the unknown while navigating tough situations. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations and devastating counterattacks are all that stands between Guybrush and glory. Return to Monkey Island will be available on September 19.
    • Bear and breakfast – Bear and Breakfast is a casual management adventure game where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a B&B in the woods. Hank and his friends find an abandoned cabin and, equipped with their teenage ingenuity, turn it into a lucrative bed and breakfast scheme for unsuspecting tourists. As your business grows, so do the mysteries of the forest, and Hank soon finds himself uncovering a conspiracy deeper than nature itself. Bear & Breakfast is now available on Nintendo eShop.

Demos:

  • Shut down, fight and save the world – Travel the world and find a way to end calamity in life simulation RPG HARVESTELLA. As you cultivate a peaceful farm life in the village of Lethe, the season of death continually returns, threatening to destroy everything. A demo containing the opening days of the first season of your farm is now available in the Nintendo eShop. Additionally, save data from the demo can be transferred to the full game when HARVESTELLA launches for Nintendo Switch on November 4.
  • evil sets in – Rest while you can because she will hunt you… in Resident Evil Village Cloud. Ethan Winters must face the horrors of the village and its four fearsome lords to save his kidnapped daughter. Resident Evil Village Cloud will launch for Nintendo Switch on October 28. A free demo of the game is now available on Nintendo eShop.

Pre-orders:

  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – The heroic puffball Wii game is back… this time in luxurious proportions! One day, a mysterious spaceship crashes on planet Popstar. To help the mysterious Magolor, Kirby and his friends embark on a captivating quest. By inhaling certain enemies, Kirby will gain access to a wide range of Copy Abilities – with the new Mecha Copy Ability making its debut! The game supports multiplayer for up to four players on the same system by sharing Joy-Con controllers. Plus, anyone can play as Kirby at the same time while using their favorite Copy Abilities! There’s also a collection of subgames to play, including returning ones like Samurai Kirby and new ones like Magolor’s Tome Trackers. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe will be released for Nintendo Switch on February 24, 2023. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • It takes two – Team up and co-op with a friend in this critically acclaimed co-op platforming adventure. Venture into fantasy worlds filled with challenges around every corner. In addition to single-system play, the game can also be played on two systems via local wireless* or online with a friend via the free Friend’s Pass. Even the bumpiest road can be navigated with someone by your side! It Takes Two will launch on the Nintendo Switch console on November 4. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • TUNIC – Face the unknown in this isometric action-adventure game about a little fox on a big adventure. Stranded on a ruined land, your only clue is the game’s manual. Scour the island’s interconnected kingdoms to recover its missing pages full of clues and original full-color artwork. What long-lost secrets will the island reveal? TUNIC will launch for Nintendo Switch on September 27. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE – Celebrate the 35the FINAL FANTASY series anniversary with the latest THEATRHYTHM game! In this rhythm action game, you’ll enjoy a total of 385 tracks, including iconic FINAL FANTASY songs such as “One-Winged Angel”, “Torn From the Heavens” and “SUTEKI DA NE”, with more content available post-launch as paid DLC – including tracks from the SaGa series, NieR series and LIVE A LIVE. Two players can complete stages in Pair Play locally, while up to four players** can battle it out in online Multi-Battle! THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE begins its symphony on the Nintendo Switch system on February 16, 2023. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • Sifu – Eliminate enemies to avenge your father in this Kung Fu fighting game. By pushing, tripping, and parrying opponents, you’ll break their position and gain the upper hand. Fall in battle, and you will grow older and weaker. However, you will learn new techniques to help you complete your mission. Can you get revenge before time runs out? Sifu makes its way to Nintendo Switch on November 8th. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
  • Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered – The original Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- included many trademark elements of the SaGa series, such as the Glimmer and Combo mechanisms. The free scenario system that allows you to create your own scenario remains at the heart of the game, allowing you to select one of eight protagonists with completely different origins and stories, then embark on a unique adventure. This remastered edition features enhanced HD graphics and lots of improvements to improve gameplay. Sifu is coming to Nintendo Switch on December 1. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.

Activities:

  • Earn Double Gold Points with the digital version of Splatoon 3 – Here is a new opportunity for you! For a limited time, you can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points on the digital version of the Splatoon 3 game. This means you can earn 10% in Gold Points, which you can then use towards your next eligible digital game or downloadable content. . Offer ends September 30 at 11:59 PM PT.***

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Save on Pikmin 3 Deluxe! – Until September 25 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can purchase Pikmin 3 Deluxe for 30% off from the My Nintendo Store or Nintendo eShop. Command a harvest capable of different types of Pikmin to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your hungry home planet! Shop online at Nintendo.com and Nintendo eShop on your device. Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

Timothy C. Mayo