Nintendo Download 4/17/18: Don't Starve, Fire Emblem Heroes!

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This week's Nintendo Download sees a longtime indie darling show up on the eShop: it's brutally difficult survival game Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition. The game's punitive difficulty and Tim Burton-esque art carved out quite a niche on Steam, and now for $19.99 you can take it anywhere on Swith. I'm a little disappointed they didn't bundle the game with it's excellent co-op sequel Don't Starve Together, but then again I'm a stickler for a deal.

Speaking of deals, Fire Emblem Heroes has considerable new content in its version 2.4.0 update. This patch adds Stamina Zero! mode, where you don't have to us any stamina in Hero, Bound Hero or Legendary Hero battles. The update also adds seven new Grand Heroes to the roster rotation, a new event and the Special Orb promo. Until April 25th you can purchase the April promo which nets you 21 Orbs and 6000 Hero Feathers.

Check out the press release for full details and the whole list of games and deals on the eShop this week.

Nintendo Download: Explore, Survive and Don’t Starve!

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


In Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition, you play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who ha ...

In Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition, you play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. (Photo: Business Wire)

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    • Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition – You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Enter a bizarre and unexplored locale full of strange creatures, dangers and surprises. Do whatever it takes to survive, but most importantly: Don’t starve!

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Activities:

  • Fire Emblem Heroes Update – Version 2.4.0 of the Fire Emblem Heroes game released on April 10. Here are the highlights:
    • Stamina Zero!: You will no longer need to use any stamina to play Grand Hero Battles, Bound Hero Battles and Legendary Hero Battles.
    • Seven Grand Heroes Added to Rotation: Another seven Grand Heroes, including Camus, have been added to the daily Grand Hero Battle Revival rotation. Along with these battles, GHB Elite 2 quests will also commerce. These quests will be available for a full year.
    • New Event: The first round of Grand Conquests will begin at 4 a.m. PT on April 13. Starting at 12 a.m. PT on April 11, tap Events and then Grand Conquest, and you can pre-register for the event before it begins. Also, to celebrate this new event, everyone will receive 20 Orbs.
    • Special Orb Promo: Now until 11:59 p.m. on April 25, you will be able to purchase the Special Orb Promo: April Edition. Along with 21 Orbs, 6,000 Hero Feathers will be included as a bonus.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • The Alliance Alive Character Theme 1
    • The Alliance Alive Character Theme 2
    • The Alliance Alive Robbins Theme

Also new this week:

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