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Nintendo Download: Time to Get Funky!


This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

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The Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game will be available on May 4. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game will be available on May 4. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Donkey
      Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
      – Barrel blast into a
      critically acclaimed Donkey Kong adventure as this beloved
      franchise makes its Nintendo Switch debut with a (banana) bunch of
      new features. Traverse islands packed with platforming perfection
      and nonstop action as the classic Kongs in the original game, or
      mix things up by playing the story as Funky Kong in new Funky Mode
      for a more approachable experience for players of all ages and
      skill levels. The Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game
      will be available on May 4.
    • Nihilumbra
      – Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his
      adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his
      inevitable curse. Born was created from absolute nothingness: The
      Void. But somehow, he separates himself from the black emptiness
      and appears in the world. This begins his long odyssey, during
      which he will learn how to use the colors around him to gain
      powerful abilities and transform the world.
    • Shantae:
      Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
      – Save the day as
      belly dancing half-genie Shantae, conquer Sequin Land as the evil
      Risky Boots in "Pirate Queen's Quest" and swap between Sky, Bolo
      and Rottytops in "Friends to the End!" Use multiple abilities
      while in different forms: wall jump as Ninja Shantae, soak up sun
      as Beach Shantae and serve justice as Officer Shantae. The Shantae:
      Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
      game will be available on May

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  • Too Cool for Hyrule: May My Nintendo Rewards – May is a special
    month for The Legend of Zelda fans! The Hyrule Warriors:
    Definitive Edition
    game for the Nintendo Switch system launches on
    May 18. To celebrate the game's launch, My Nintendo is offering the Legend
    of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    : Dire Moon Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme.
    You can redeem your My Nintendo points up to five times to receive up
    to five codes for the theme. Don't forget to redeem your points for a
    wallpaper and a May calendar featuring the Hyrule Warriors:
    Definitive Edition
    game. Enjoy the month of May with great
    discounts on select games in the Legend of Zelda series. For
    more info, visit

Also new this week:

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 weekly to Nintendo eShop on the
Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family
of systems.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of
content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users
can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or
purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code
from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop
on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can
be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single
Nintendo Account.

Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a
PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and
content for the Nintendo Switch system both on-device and from the
Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use
PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or
Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New
Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 2DS XL and Nintendo 2DS
feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content
their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo
Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from
Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from
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