Nintendo eShop Update – Rune Factory 5, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Shredded Secrets

There’s plenty of exciting new content hitting the Nintendo eShop this morning, including Mario Kart Deluxe 8 – Course Pass Booster for those with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

Otherwise, there’s still more than a fair share of new content such as Rune Factory 5, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Shredded Secrets, Wife Quest, Adios and 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
    • mario Go-Kart Deluxe 8 – Rappel course pass – Double your course options with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC – Course Pass Booster!* A total of 48 remastered courses from across the Mario Kart series are rushing to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as paid DLC. Wave 1 courses include nostalgic favorites like N64 Choco Mountain and Wii Coconut Mall, and courses based on real-life locations like Tokyo Blur and Paris Promenade from Mario Kart Tour! The content will be released in six waves of eight courses by the end of 2023. Racers who have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription** will have access to all these new courses added as they are released without additional charges. Mario Kart Deluxe 8 – Booster Course Pass will be available on March 18.
    • Rune Factory 5 – In the quiet border town of Rigbarth, mysterious events unfold, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature. As the newest ranger in the peacekeeping organization SEED, you’ll protect Rigbarth by rounding up rowdy monsters with your official sigil. When you’re not on a mission, you can help the town prosper through farming, festivals, and friendships! However, as the balance of peace begins to shift, it’s time to prove yourself. Team up with the townspeople and embark on a grand adventure to unravel the mystery befalling the land and embrace your inner power to stop the descent into chaos. Rune Factory 5 will be available on March 22.
    • Persona 4 Arena Ultimate – The challenge is ultimate, the tension is maximum and the fight is ULTIMAX! Experience the latest entry in the beloved Persona 4 series with an exciting combat twist. Join the heroes of Persona 4 and Persona 3 as they battle an army of shadows in the P-1 CLIMAX! Who could be the one behind all this?
    • Shredded Secrets – Step into the lives of four college people in this charming story-driven 2D platformer. The lives of Isabella, Taylor, London and Oakley intersect at different times, with each character dealing with their own complex issues. Learn their fears and face bullies, hurled insults, inner demons and quality monsters, and seek solace in each character’s favorite object. Confront your biggest enemy – the worst bully or your inner self! Shredded Secrets was created by Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds, a group of college girls, at the 2018 Girls Make Games Seattle Summer Camp, and won the grand prize at the 2018 Demo Day contest.
  • Spotlight on digital
    • Celebrate Women’s History Month with Nintendo – Experience thrilling adventures and relaxing getaways with these fan-favorite characters on the Nintendo Switch console! Join powerful intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran as she explores a planet filled with danger in Metroid Dread. Help Zelda on her quest to stop Calamity Ganon from wreaking havoc in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Save the day as Princess Peach and Rosalina in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Paint the town (and your opponents!) in a variety of colors with your customizable Inkling in Splatoon 2. Blast through the treetops with Dixie Kong in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Or, if you’re just looking to relax, why not sip a nice drink at The Roost with Resident Services star Isabelle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? All of these titles are available now on Nintendo eShop.

Downloadable content:

  • Face-to-face with friends – The Let’s Play! Oink Games’ list is growing with a new DLC game: Mr. Face! In this creative puzzle, one face can tell a thousand stories. Using the available facial components, you’ll be tasked with portraying a described expression – will your teammates be able to figure it out? If you’re confused, you can always pull out the selfies!

Pre-orders:

  • MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBURN – MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK is the monstrous new expansion for MONSTER HUNTER RISE, where you’ll travel to Elgado, a remote outpost near a kingdom beset by a sinister new enemy, the Elder Dragon Malzeno! Along with the new storyline, the expansion includes new monsters, new combat additions, and Master Rank quest difficulty. Pre-order MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK ahead of its June 30 release.

Activities

  • Float in spring with Kirby – Enter the My Nintendo Spring Break With Kirby contest for a chance to win a mighty pink prize pack, perfect for a spring picnic! Have an unforgettable springtime adventure with these prizes, which include an adorable Kirby plush toy, two Kirby-themed water bottles, and a tote bag with artwork from the Kirby and Forgotten Land game, among other cute keepsakes. My Nintendo members can redeem 10 Platinum Points to enter, with up to three total entries. Ten lucky winners will be selected, so enter today!*** For more information and to enter, go to https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/03f6fccec8d47eac.
  • Mario Kart Over the years – Travel through the history of the Mario Kart series with this colorful digital wallpaper, featuring artwork from Super Mario Kart to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass. My Nintendo members can redeem 50 Platinum Points to download it now! For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/cb4f769f4f59b45c.
  • Nintendo 64 inspired keychains – Add a new dimension of fun with keychains inspired by classic Nintendo 64 games included in the Nintendo 64 Library – Nintendo Switch Online. These keychains will be available soon, so save those platinum points and stay tuned for more information! For details, visit https://my.nintendo.com/.

Nintendo eShop sales:

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

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Full version of the game required to use the DLC. Sold separately.

Timothy C. Mayo