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Nintendo Download: Cut the Red Wire … No, Wait, the Blue One!


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

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In the Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes game, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bo ...

In the Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes game, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. (Photo: Business Wire)

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    • Keep
      Talking and Nobody Explodes
      – In the Keep Talking
      and Nobody Explodes
      game, one player is trapped in a room with
      a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the
      "Experts" who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by
      deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But
      there's a catch: The Experts can't see the bomb, so everyone will
      need to talk it out – fast! Puzzle solving and communication
      skills – and maybe a few friendships – will be put to the test as
      players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly
      and effectively.
    • The
      Walking Dead: The Final Season - Season Pass
      – After
      years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded
      school might finally be Clementine and AJ's chance for a home. But
      protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional
      final season, your choices define your relationships, shape your
      world, and determine how Clementine's story ends.

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  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Flower Festival Event
    – Every day is a new day in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
    smartphone game. Starting today, the Flower Festival event begins.
    Stop by your garden to get special event flower seeds. If you
    cross-pollinate event flowers, you can get seeds for flowers of
    different colors. Trade event flowers to Lloid for items like a
    red-and-yellow bicycle and Flower Festival clothing, among other fun
    summer items. This event is running from Aug. 16 at 11 p.m. PT through
    Aug. 28 at 10:59 p.m. PT.
  • August Legendary Pokémon – The Legendary duo of Kyogre and
    Groudon has dominated the land and seas since originally appearing in
    the Hoenn region. Now you can get one of them via a code from your
    local participating GameStop store from Aug. 3 to Aug. 26. Pokémon
    Ultra Sun
    and Pokémon Sun players can get Kyogre, while Pokémon
    Ultra Moon
    and Pokémon Moon players can get Groudon.
    Available while supplies last. Contact your local GameStop or check
    to find participating stores.
  • Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2 Ends Soon – Calling
    Nintendo Labo fans! In less than one week, the latest Nintendo Labo
    Creators Contest ends. Have you started on your entry? A team of
    Nintendo Labo judges will select two Grand Prize winners and eight
    runner-up winners in two categories: Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument
    and Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage. The contest ends at
    10:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20. You can also check out other submissions here
    – and don't forget to give a "like" to your favorites! The prizes
    include a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo
    Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. For more info,
    please visit the official contest site at!/contest/.*

*Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada
(excluding Quebec), ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo
kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 7/19/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT
on 8/20/18. To enter, upload a video of your Toy-Con creation or
invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 2 Grand Prize winners will
each receive one (1) collectible Nintendo Switch system (ARV: $ $1,000
USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one
(1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). 8 Runner-Up winners will each
receive one (1) collectible pair of Joy-Con controllers, one (1)
Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award
certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $3,640 USD.
Chances of winning a prize depend on eligibility and quality of entries
received, and how well each meets the judging criteria. Details and
restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit!/contest-rules/.
Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

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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