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Nintendo Download: It's Monster Hunting Time!


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

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Monster Hunters Generations Ultimate will be available on Aug. 28. (Photo: Business Wire)

Monster Hunters Generations Ultimate will be available on Aug. 28. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Monster
      Hunter Generations Ultimate
      – This critically
      acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch
      system. Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them
      with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an
      adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode. The Monster
      Hunter Generations Ultimate
      game features the largest cast of
      monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favorites
      to mysterious never-before-seen monsters. Monster Hunters
      Generations Ultimate
      will be available on Aug. 28. A free demo
      of the game is available to download now on Nintendo eShop.
    • Blade
      – A malevolent force known only as Lina is
      devouring data from a vast, interdimensional network of servers
      overseen by sentient computers called "motes." In desperation, the
      motes summon heroes from a variety of parallel game worlds to face
      off against each other in one-on-one combat. Fighter roster
      includes popular characters from previous Studio Saizensen and/or
      Nicalis games, including Code of Princess EX, Cave Story+,
      the Umihara Kawase series, and The Binding of Isaac:
      . Other surprise entrants include the well-known
      indie superstar characters, Shovel Knight and Gunvolt. The Blade
      game will be available Aug. 28.
    • Prison
      Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition
      – In the Prison
      Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition
      game, you will see the
      impact of your grand design on the lives of your inmates, be it a
      utopic center for rehabilitation, a brutal Super Max Prison, or
      anything in between. Acting as both architect and governor, you
      control every detail of your Prison - from building new cells and
      facilities to hiring staff and creating reform programs - all
      while dealing with informants, contraband smuggling, gang warfare,
      full scale riots and more!

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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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