Nintendo Download for 5/24/2018: Celebrate Street Fighter's 30th anniversary

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This year, one of the biggest fighting game franchises hits a huge milestone as Street Fighter celebrates its 30th anniversary. Gamers wanting to check out Street Fighter's history can pick up Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for the Nintendo Switch (as well as Xbox One, PS4, and PC) on May 29th. The collection features twelve games including the original Street Fighter, several versions of Street Fighter II (because why not?), and the Street Fighter Alpha and Street Fighter III series. Sadly there is no Street Fighter: The Movie.

The Nintendo Switch will also see Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, where you play as a demon slayer named Zangetsu who must defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle.  Bloodstained had a pretty successful Kickstarter a while back so I'm curious how the game itself does (I didn't back the game personally). May 29th will also see the release of Ikaruga on the Nintendo Switch. Ikaruga is an interesting shoot-em-up where you can alternate between two energy polarities (black and white) and you can absorb bullets of the same color while bullets of the opposite color will do damage.

The big release for the 3DS is Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers. The latest game in the Dillon series has Dillon the armadillo, his squirrel engineer Russ, and your Mii character defending a post-apocalyptic Wild West from an invasion of rock monsters.  You can download a free demo of the game from the Nintendo eShop if you want to give it a go before deciding if you want to pick it up.

Nintendo Download: Dillon Rocks, and Rolls, in His Return 

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be available May 29. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be available May 29. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection – Celebrate Street Fighter’s historic legacy with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, a massive collection of 12 Street Fighter games that encompass the Street Fighter IStreet Fighter IIStreet Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha series. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be available May 29.
    • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle. Zangetsu will meet fellow travelers along the way, who can join your journey as playable characters. Alternating to these characters with their unique abilities will unlock new paths through the treacherous stages. Your choices in recruiting these adventurers will change the difficulty of the game, and may even affect the ending.
    • Ikaruga – A rebel pilot named Shinra must battle an enemy nation using a specially designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can alternate between two energy polarities (black or white) at the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as Shinra’s ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage. The Ikaruga game will be available on May 29.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS
    • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS) – The free Nintendo Switch demo for this sushi-eating, plate-throwing puzzle-action-RPG and the option to pre-purchase is now available in Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo 3DS version is also now available for pre-purchase. Nintendo 3DS version playable in 2D only.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers – As a team, defend a post-apocalyptic Wild West from an invasion of transforming rock monsters alongside your Mii character, Dillon the armadillo and his squirrel engineer, Russ. Recruit hired gunners to back you up in battle, and then roll into fights and high-speed chases and take down waves of enemies as Dillon, the “Red Flash” himself. A free demo version of the game is also available for download.

New DLC:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game and the Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the pack below and a new story this fall. To learn more, visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site.
    • New Quests Pack 3, launching today at 10 p.m. PT.
      • A Smith’s Pastime (Talk to Chulev at Garfont Village, Uraya.)
      • A Hat Fit for a Lady (Talk to Beemer at Fonsa Myma Port, Uraya. Available from Chapter 5.)
      • Making Love Source (Stay at the inn in Argentum. Req. Poppi QT. Available from Chapter 7.)
      • A Mercenary’s Honor (Go to Royal Guard Barracks. Finish “Beneath the Aurora” quest. Available from Chapter 10.)
      • Merclibay’s Mightiest (Find Caephon at Rig. Harbor, Leftheria. Req. Electra & Zenobia & Herald. Available from Ch. 10.)

Nintendo eShop sales:

Activities:

  • My Nintendo Dillon’s Rolling Western Wallpaper – To celebrate the Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers game launch, My Nintendo is offering two wallpapers featuring the armadillo hero, Dillon, redeemable with My Nintendo Points. For more info, please visit https://my.nintendo.com/ and check out the Smart device/PC rewards section.
  • Nintendo Labo Contest Winner – Three winning creations for the Best Decorated Toy-Con category will be announced on May 25. Visit the My Nintendo - Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site now. You can still enter the contest category, “Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage.” Take some inspiration from the contest submissions on the contest site. You can also filter submissions by selecting the “Invention: Original Toy-Con” menu. Don't forget to give a “like” to the ones that you liked.
    • Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada, ages 13+. Nintendo Switch system and Nintendo Labo kit required. Contest begins 11AM PT on 4/20/18 and ends at 10:59AM PT on 5/11/18 for the Best Decorated Toy-Con Contest Category, 10:59AM PT on 5/25/18 for the Best Toy-Con Mod Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category, and 10:59AM PT on 6/15/18 for the Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage Contest Category. To enter, upload your photo or video of your Toy-Con creation or invention as detailed in the Official Rules. 9 winners will each receive One (1) Nintendo Labo Variety Kit (ARV: $ $69.99 USD) or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit (ARV: $79.99 USD), one (1) Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket (ARV: $ 70.00 USD), and one (1) award certificate (ARV: $ 70.00 USD). ARV of each prize package: $209.99-$219.99 USD. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,889.91-$1,979.91 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 https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/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 Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switchhttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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