This week’s Nintendo Download has been sent out to the press (including us). Here’s the rundown:
Switch eShop Highlights
- Mario Kart Deluxe 8 – Booster Course Pass – Double your course options with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC!* A total of 48 remastered courses from throughout the Mario Kart series are racing to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as paid DLC. Courses from the first wave include nostalgic favorites like N64 Choco Mountain and Wii Coconut Mall, and courses based on real-world locations like Tokyo Blur and Paris Promenade from Mario Kart Tour! Content will release in six waves of eight courses by the end of 2023. Racers who have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership will have access to all of these newly added courses as they are released at no additional cost. Mario Kart Deluxe 8 – Booster Course Pass will be available on March 18.
- Rune Factory 5 – In the sleepy border town of Rigbarth, mysterious events are unfolding, affecting the runes that govern the balance between humanity and nature. As the newest ranger for the peacekeeping organization SEED, you’ll protect Rigbarth by rounding up rowdy monsters with your official spell seal. When not on a mission, you can help the town flourish through farming, festivals and friendships! As the balance of peace begins to shift, however, it comes time to prove yourself. Team up with townsfolk and embark on a grand adventure to unravel the mystery befalling the land, and embrace your inner power to halt the descent into chaos. Rune Factory 5 will be available on March 22.
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – The stakes are ultimate, the tension is maximum and the fight is ULTIMAX! Experience the latest entry into the beloved Persona 4 series with a thrilling fighting twist. Join heroes from Persona 4 and Persona 3 as they combat an army of Shadows in the P-1 CLIMAX! Who could be the one behind it all?
- Shredded Secrets – Step into the lives of four people at a middle school in this charming story-based 2D platformer. The lives of Isabella, Taylor, London and Oakley intersect at different points as each character faces their own complex issues. Learn their fears and face off against bullies, hurled insults, inner demons and grade monsters, and seek comfort in each character’s favorite item. Confront your biggest enemy – the worst bully or your inner self! Shredded Secrets was created by Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds, a group of middle school girls, at the 2018 Girls Make Games Seattle Summer Camp, and won Grand Prize at the 2018 Demo Day competition.
- MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK – MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK is the monstrous new expansion for MONSTER HUNTER RISE, where you’ll journey to Elgado, a far-off outpost near a kingdom beset by a sinister new nemesis — the elder dragon Malzeno! In addition to the new storyline, the expansion includes new monsters, new additions to combat and the Master Rank quest difficulty. Pre-order MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK before it launches on June 30.
Other Titles New on Switch eShop
- #1 Pastime Bundle – Available March 18
- A Place for the Unwilling – Available March 22
- Arcade Archives QIX
- Boxing Gym Story
- Bunny Memory – Available March 23
- Chippy – Available March 23
- Cyber Pool
- Dark Deity
- Dawn of the Monsters
- Detective Inspector: Mysterious Clues
- Drag Clash Pro: Hot Rod Racing
- Dual Brain Complete Edition
- Gal*Gun Double Peace
- Inukari – Chase of Deception – Available March 18
- Jumping Bricks Ball – Available March 18
- Kraken Academy!! – Available March 22
- LOST EGG 2: Be together
- My Lady Sayo 絶対君主！小夜様
- Royal Frontier – Available March 18
- Sea Battle Minimal – Available March 18
- Tempest 4000 – Available March 22
- The Wake
- Truck Simulator USA Car Games – Driving games & Car 2022
- Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? – Available March 18
- Wife Quest
[Source: Nintendo PR]