Nintendo Download for 6/22/2018: Serving up some fun on the Switch

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This week marks the release of the latest game in the Mario Tennis series with Mario Tennis Aces on the Nintendo Switch. Aside from the usual Mario Tennis fun, a few new mechanics are included as well as an Adventure Mode where you take on a variety of missions and even boss battles. However, while online play is enabled, for some reason you can't play online with friends as of the time of this post, or at least it's not working on my end and I've seen online where others are having the same issues. That being said though I have checked out Adventure Mode and I'm really enjoying it so far.

A new version of Minecraft is available for the Switch and will let players discover a ton of new community creations in the Minecraft Store and let you share the fun with friends on the phone, Windows 10, or other consoles. If you currently own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, you'll be upgraded to the new version for free by downloading it on the eShop.

Next week will see the release of a couple of big games. First up is Lumines Remastered on the Nintendo Switch. This is an HD remaster of the original Lumines game and features easy-to-play gameplay along with some house, trance, and techno music. Lumines Remastered will be released on June 26th along with Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. In the latest game in the Ys series, Adol is shipwrecked on a cursed island and must form a village with the other shipwrecked passengers and explore some mysterious ruins. I've recently gotten into the Ys series so if the current Steam sale doesn't drain my wallet, this month of Switch release might.

The Mario Tennis Aces game will be available on June 22. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Mario Tennis Aces game will be available on June 22. (Photo: Business Wire)

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    • Mario Tennis Aces – Unleash an arsenal of shots and strategies in all-out tennis battles with friends, family and fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. Whether you play locally*, online** or using simple motion controls, intense rallies await. In Adventure mode, experience a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions and boss battles. The Mario Tennis Acesgame will be available on June 22.
    • Minecraft – The Minecraft game is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever! Build anything you can imagine in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds. This new version will let you discover tons of community creations in the Minecraft Store and let you share the adventure with friends on phone, Windows 10 or console. Plus, current owners of the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game will be able to upgrade to the new version of Minecraft by downloading it from Nintendo eShop for free!
    • LUMINES REMASTERED – The critically acclaimed puzzle game produced by legendary creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi arrives on Nintendo Switch. An HD remaster of the original game, LUMINES REMASTEREDbeautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one addictive, yet easy-to-play game. You’re at the center of the high-energy, block-dropping action while you groove to awesome house, trance and techno beats. LUMINES REMASTERED will be available on June 26.
    • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA – Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and explore mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amid this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA game, available on June 26.

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*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.

**Nintendo Account required. Online features will be free until the Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in September.

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