Nintendo Download: The World of Alrest Awaits…

REDMOND, Wash.–This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Lost in a sea of clouds, entire
      civilizations rest on the backs of Titans. As the giant beasts
      march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex – and
      Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled
      paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them
      to countless strategic victories before the world ends. Each Titan
      hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife and diverse regions to
      explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for
      treasure, secret paths and creatures to battle and index. The Xenoblade
      Chronicles 2
      game will be available on Dec. 1.
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Expansion Pass – If you own the Xenoblade
      Chronicles 2
      game and buy this Expansion Pass, you’ll gain
      access to some titanic new content, including new story content in
      fall 2018! On Dec. 1, the Helpful Item Pack will roll out, with
      the New Quest Pack opening up in January. Plus, the New Rare Blade
      Pack will be added to the game in spring, with the New Challenge
      Mode Pack next summer.
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Free Japanese Voice Pack – On
      launch day (Dec. 1), after downloading a free software update,
      users will have the option to download a free DLC pack that will
      allow players to play the Nintendo Switch game with Japanese audio
      and English subtitles.
    • Nine ParchmentsNine Parchments is a co-op
      blast-’em-up game of magic mayhem. The game combines real-time
      spell-shooting action with RPG elements. Level up your character
      and collect magical loot, filling your wardrobe with myriad wizard
      hats and powerful staves. The Nine Parchments game launches
      on Dec. 5.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
    • Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals – Treat yourself this holiday season with
      big savings on select digital games. Shop on or in
      Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch, Wii U or Nintendo 3DS
      family system to purchase and download games to play over the
      holidays. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points on qualifying
      digital purchases, so it’s a win-win. The sale runs through 8:59
      a.m. PT on Dec. 11.


  • Fire Emblem Heroes Update – The recent free
    update to the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game adds a ton of cool
    features to the mobile game. These new features include:

    • Book II of the Main Story Has Begun – The saga of Fire
      Emblem Heroes
      moves on to the next chapter. Meet Fjorm,
      Princess of Ice, and get her to join your team as an ally by
      clearing Chapter 1: Part 5 of Book II.
    • A Legendary Hero and new Blessings Have Been Added – A new
      Legendary Hero has been added. Fjorm is the first of them, but in
      the future, you’ll have the chance to obtain others, too.
      Legendary Heroes have one of four legendary elements (Water, Wind,
      Earth and Fire) that resonate with the corresponding Blessing to
      give Heroes strength. With these Blessings, different Legendary
      Heroes will give different stat bonuses.
    • Level Up Your Skills with the Weapon Refinery – Strengthen
      the weapon skills of your Heroes! After clearing Chapter 13 in the
      main story and then clearing the Intermission chapter, The Rite of
      Blades, the Weapon Refinery can then be found under Advanced
      Growth. With Weapon Refinery, some existing weapon skills can be
      improved with boosted stats or even additional abilities. Other
      weapons can even be upgraded into high-level weapons skills.
  • Fire Emblem Heroes Bonuses – To celebrate the
    major 2.0.0 update for the Fire Emblem Heroes game, you can receive a
    Log-in Bonus of free Orbs up to 10 times until 10:59 p.m. PT on Dec.
    12. These Orbs can be obtained from your Present List. But that’s not
    all: A double EXP and SP event will also take place until 10:59 p.m.
    PT on Dec. 4.

My Nintendo Activities:

  • Happy December! (available on Dec. 1) – The holiday season is
    right around the corner, and we’re celebrating all month long with
    Mario games. Redeem your My Nintendo points and get discounts on
    favorites that the whole family can enjoy:

    • 30 percent discount on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
      (Nintendo 3DS)
    • 30 percent discount on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U)
    • 50 percent discount on Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo 3DS /
      Wii U)
    • 50 percent discount on Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven
      (Wii U)
    • 40 percent discount on Super Mario Maker (Wii U)

    You can also redeem your points and get these full DLC packs for the Mario
    Kart 8
    (Wii U) game*:

    • Mario Kart 8 DLC Zelda
    • Mario Kart 8 DLC Animal Crossing

    You can still redeem your points for these festive Mario rewards, too:

    • Mario Nintendo 3DS HOME menu theme
    • Mario Holiday wallpapers

    And finally, don’t forget to stop by during the
    holidays for tips about how to create your own Cappy ornament and Toad
    – the perfect additions to that gaming-themed tree.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Wallpaper – To celebrate
    the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, My Nintendo is offering a
    special December calendar and wallpapers featuring imagery from the
    game. Redeem your My Nintendo points for these rewards:

    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Kingdom of Uraya Wallpaper
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Argentum Trade Guild Wallpaper
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Argentum Trade Guild December 2018
  • Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards Vol. 2 – Got Gold Points? Get select
    games! This holiday season, My Nintendo users can redeem Gold Points
    for some of the hottest indie games on Nintendo platforms. For a
    limited time, redeem points to download select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
    games from talented independent developers. Users will receive a
    download code that is redeemable in Nintendo eShop.

Also new this week:

*The full version of the Mario Kart 8 game is required in order
to purchase the DLC.

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.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points,
which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New
Nintendo 3DS XL, 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 Nintendo. For
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