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Nintendo Download 8/25/2018: Monster Hunter Strangers Prison Archictect Ultimate

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Just in time for the weekend is a fresh Nintendo Download, headlining a highly anticipated arrival on Nintendo Switch: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate! The cult hit series makes its debut on Switch with the largest bestiary yet, 14 weapon types and the ability to play as the cute Felyne species in Prowler Mode. Thanks to the Switch's true dual-analog controls, longtime fans of the series won't have to endure the dreaded "PSP claw" of old. This game will arrive on August 28th, and you can download a free demo in the meantime.

Next up is Blade Strangers, which might as well be called "Indie Street Fighter" as it features a roster including characters from Code of Princess EX, Cave Story, The Binding of Isaac, Shovel Knight and Gunvolt. This fighting game will also be out on August 28th.

Last but not least is Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition. This might sound like an unpleasant take on Rollercoaster Tycoon-style management games, but there's plenty of subversion and self-referential humor in there, and the chance to either be a "utopic center for rehabilitation" or a "brutal super max." Switch doesn't have a lot of management sims yet so keep your eye on this one.

Details, links and pricing for these games and all eShop deals this weekend are after the break.


Nintendo Download: It’s Monster Hunting Time!

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

Monster Hunters Generations Ultimate will be available on Aug. 28. (Photo: Business Wire)

Monster Hunters Generations Ultimate will be available on Aug. 28. (Photo: Business Wire)

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    • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch system. Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode. The Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate game features the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favorites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters. Monster Hunters Generations Ultimate will be available on Aug. 28. A free demo of the game is available to download now on Nintendo eShop.
    • Blade Strangers – A malevolent force known only as Lina is devouring data from a vast, interdimensional network of servers overseen by sentient computers called “motes.” In desperation, the motes summon heroes from a variety of parallel game worlds to face off against each other in one-on-one combat. Fighter roster includes popular characters from previous Studio Saizensen and/or Nicalis games, including Code of Princess EX, Cave Story+, the Umihara Kawase series, and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. Other surprise entrants include the well-known indie superstar characters, Shovel Knight and Gunvolt. The Blade Strangers game will be available Aug. 28.
    • Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition – In the Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition game, you will see the impact of your grand design on the lives of your inmates, be it a utopic center for rehabilitation, a brutal Super Max Prison, or anything in between. Acting as both architect and governor, you control every detail of your Prison - from building new cells and facilities to hiring staff and creating reform programs - all while dealing with informants, contraband smuggling, gang warfare, full scale riots and more!

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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.

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/switch, http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.