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Nintendo Download for 6/20/2020: Ninjas burning out with jump rope...why not?

by: Russell -
More On: Nintendo Download Burnout Paradise Remastered Ninjala

Okay, not my most creative Nintendo Download headline but I couldn't think of anything witty. Anyway this week saw the launch of Jump Rope Challenge on the Nintendo Switch. Jump Rope Challenge was a surprise free-to-play drop on the eShop.  The game is simply a jump rope simulator where you move the two Joy-Cons around like you're jumping rope. You can set a daily goal and pretty much go as long as you wish. Naturally since it's based on Joy-Con movement you don't have to actually jump, but as a free fitness game I can't complain. However, since it does require holding the Joy-Cons in your hands, this game is NOT useable with the Switch Lite.

Next up is Burnout Paradise Remastered which launched on the Switch on June 19th. This is the first Burnout game on a Nintendo system in nearly 15 years and...well, it's Burnout. I've enjoyed playing Burnout now and then with my friends and I'm glad to see it come to the Nintendo Switch. Optimized for the Switch in 60 FPS, Burnout Paradise Remastered features more than 130 vehicles, new areas to explore, and plenty of crashing and everything that goes with it. Plus it's nice to have another Burnout game that you can take on the go.

Finally is Ninjala which launches on June 24th. Ninjala lets you fight in battle royale-style matches with up to eight players in a game that looks like what would happen if the cast of Splatoon were more ninjas and less squid-like. You can blow bubbles with Ninja Gum to throw at your opponents, craft weapons, and use finishing techniques known as IPPON in competitive play or by teaming up with friends for co-op play in four-on-four team battles. Plus the beginning of the launch trailer reminds me of West Side Story and that's a plus.

Nintendo Download: Faster Than a Speeding Ninja

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


Jump Rope Challenge is now available for free as a limited-time release until the end of September. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Jump Rope Challenge is now available for free as a limited-time release until the end of September. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Jump Rope Challenge – By grabbing a pair of Joy-Con controllers and imagining them as the handles of a jump rope, players can virtually jump rope every day. It’s all the fun of jumping, but there’s not a rope in sight! With hopping bunnies as the characters, and a streamlined menu, it’s quick and easy to learn the ropes and get started. Jump Rope Challenge is now available for free as a limited-time release until the end of September.
    • Burnout Paradise Remastered – Rule the open streets of Paradise City. Hurtle through hectic downtown avenues and wild mountain roads or crash out with spectacular and devastating effects. Packed with extra content, more than 130 vehicles, new areas to explore and hundreds of online* challenges, Burnout Paradise Remastered is fully optimized for Nintendo Switch in 60 FPS, including pinch-and-pull map control for ease of navigation. It’s the ultimate driving playground to play with friends** or on-the-go. Burnout Paradise Remastered will be available on June 19.
    • Ninjala – Take part in battle royale-style matches as up to eight players*** vie for supremacy with ninjas around the world in the Ninjala tournament*. Assume the role of a modern-day ninja and score points by defeating opponents, obtaining items and destroying drones. Use Ninja-Gum to blow bubbles that can be tossed at your foes, craft all sorts of weapons and dash across stages. Earn extra points by taking down your opponents with impressive finishing techniques known as IPPON. Dominate in competitive play or join up with friends for cooperative play and take part in four-on-four team battles. Ninjala will be available on June 24.

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Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online 
**Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately. 
***Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

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