It's a banner week for the Nintendo Download, as we're not only getting Mario's latest and greatest adventure but also the debut Animal Crossing mobile game. Super Mario Odyssey is stealing the show with Mario's unsettling ability to steal people's bodies using his cap capture. I'm still not sold on the game's around the world in 80 days theme but I am looking forward to a true sandbox Mario game after the more linear Galaxy and 3D world titles.
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp will also be taking smartphones hostage across the country, allowing players to manage a campsite full of quirky animal friends. Per usual you can gather resources and craft furniture and other housewares to make your campsite the envy of all your friends. Personally I've just never gotten into Animal Crossing as it feels like all those home decorating shows on daytime TV, but a number of my friends are absolutely hooked on the series.
There's other great stuff on the eShop this week besides Mario and Animal Crossing, so check out the full list after the break.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Super Mario Odyssey will be available on Oct. 27. (Photo: Business Wire)
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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.
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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.
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