Mario returns to the Switch this week, along with Tales of Vespiria and a few other assorted notables. All in all, a solid week.
It’s always god to see a fresh Super Mario launch. Though, to be fair, this isn’t exactly a totally new affair. While there are some new elements included, New Super Mario Bros Deluxe is more or less the same game(s) that hit the Wii years back.
Still, even with it being basically a re-release, it’s more Mario, and in the classic form. Nothing to complain about there. And if you skipped it the first time around, well I guess it is kind of new.
This week also brings Tales of Vespiria: Definitive Edition, which celebrates that game’s 10th anniversary. Right in line with both of the above titles is Sega’s Out Run, the latest in their classics initiative, bringing old titles back to life.
There are also a few other little gems in there for you to peruse, including Tetraminos. That’s exactly what you think it is, and may or may not be a good time. It’s tempting though, especially if you’re a Tetris fan.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Join Mario, Luigi and pals for single-player or multiplayer* fun anytime, anywhere. Take on two family-friendly side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. The New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe game includes the New Super Mario Bros. U game and the faster, more challenging New Super Luigi U game – both of which include Nabbit and newly added Toadette, who can use the new Super Crown to transform herself into Peachette, as playable characters.
- Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition – Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the fan-favorite Tales of Vesperia game with the Definitive Edition. A power struggle begins in a civilization dependent on ancient technology and the Empire that controls it. The fates of two friends traveling separate paths intertwine in an epic adventure that threatens the existence of all. Dive into the definitive version of this game with updated HD graphics, new music tracks, exciting mini-games, bosses and a collection of unreleased costume DLC. The Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition game is available Jan. 11.
- Double Cross – Double Cross is an exciting action-adventure game that has players take on the role of Zahra, an agent of R.I.F.T. (Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology) whose job it is to maintain peace and order between all dimensions. A recent attack on R.I.F.T. headquarters thrusts players into a thrilling new case during which they must use their R.I.F.T.-developed gear to sling, swing, fight and investigate across distinct dimensions.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey – Laugh your way through a hilarious story told from three perspectives. Search the Mushroom Kingdom for a cure as Bowser, explore his innards as the Mario Bros. and discover the untold story of Bowser Jr.’s Journey. Overcome Fawful’s fury, action-packed battles, puzzling tasks and giant bosses in a classic action RPG – stuffed with new content!
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- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Mushroom Kingdom Wallpaper – To celebrate the launch of the exciting games New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey, My Nintendo is offering three different wallpapers. Redeem your My Nintendo points** to plaster your computer or smart phone with Mushroom Kingdom heroes. Also, don’t forget to take the quiz on the Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey official site to earn My Nintendo Platinum Points**! For more info, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news.
- Animal Crossing 2019 Calendar – Before you shake that tree, download and print a 2019 calendar inspired by the Animal Crossing series! Redeem your My Nintendo points** and celebrate the birthdays of your favorite Animal Crossing characters.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Piranha Plant Limited-Time Offer – Purchase and register your Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game by Jan. 31 for a download code to play as Piranha Plant when it releases. Get all the details at https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/#piranha-plant.
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