Nintendo Download: Hello, BYE-BYE BOXBOY!

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


  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

    • Mr.
      Shifty
      – Shift through bullets, and master
      lightning-fast takedowns in a new kind of action game from
      tinyBuild and Team Shifty. The Mr. Shifty game follows a
      teleportation-fueled heist to break into the world’s most secure
      facility – players will use distraction and trickery, and explore
      what’s possible when stealth and action become one.
    • The
      Jackbox Party Pack 3
      – The threequel to the party-game
      phenomenon features FIVE new sense-shattering Jackbox games: Quiplash,
      Trivia Murder Party, Guesspionage, Tee K.O.
      and Fakin’ It. It’s a digital box full of actual fun!
    • Puyo
      Puyo Tetris
      – Demo Version – Two classic puzzle
      games face off in Puyo Puyo Tetris. The four-player puzzle
      mashup game is only a little more than a week away, launching in
      Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch on April 25.* For people that
      want to try before they buy, a free demo for the game is now
      available.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

    • BYE-BYE
      BOXBOY!
      – The epic trilogy that has taken the world of
      geometry by storm comes to its dramatic conclusion with the BYE-BYE
      BOXBOY!
      game, from the folks at HAL Laboratory, Inc., creators
      of the Kirby series. By rescuing new Qbabies, main
      character Qbby will receive one of four powers – Boxrocket,
      Bombox, Warpbox and Remotebox – that can help the boxy hero
      overcome obstacles in a new way. Tapping any of the Kirby series
      amiibo figures (sold separately) like Kirby, King Dedede, Meta
      Knight or Waddle Dee will permanently unlock a new colorful
      costume for Qbby based on that character. A free demo for all
      three games in the series is also available in Nintendo eShop.
    • Team
      Kirby Clash Deluxe
      – As part of the 25th anniversary
      celebration of the adorable Kirby franchise, this free-to-start
      game features four Kirby characters with different powers: Sword
      Hero, Hammer Lord, Beam Mage and Doctor Healmore. Grab three
      friends and see if you can defeat all the giant enemies!**

Nintendo eShop sales:

Activities:

  • National
    StreetPass Weekend (Easter)
    – Spring is finally here … and so
    is National StreetPass Weekend! From April 13 to April 16, collect up
    to six StreetPass tags from across North America when you stop by a Nintendo
    Zone
    location with your Nintendo 3DS family system. While you’re
    out and about enjoying the warmer weather, be sure to take advantage
    of the cool StreetPass features in popular games like Poochy &
    Yoshi’s Woolly World
    and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.
  • New
    My Nintendo Rewards
    – Yoshi and his faithful pal Poochy have a
    friendship you’ve gotta love. You can redeem points for up to 30
    percent discounts on Yoshi’s debut, Super
    Mario World
    (Virtual Console on New Nintendo 3DS), and
    Poochy’s debut, Yoshi’s
    Island: Super Mario Advance 3
    (Virtual Console on Wii U), as
    well as an “Egg-cellent” Yoshi Springtime Siesta Nintendo 3DS
    theme. To be eligible for the discounts on Super Mario World
    and Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3, points must be
    redeemed by 11 p.m. PT on July 12; discount valid until 11:59 p.m. PT
    on Aug. 12. Members can also redeem points for full online access to
    guides, including the Animal
    Crossing: New Leaf
    Prima Official Game Guide and The
    Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
    Prima Official Game Guide.
    To learn more, visit http://my.nintendo.com.
  • Fire
    Emblem Heroes
    – Starting April 14, a Summoning event will
    introduce four other Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
    characters: Alm… Clair… Faye… and Lukas. Several new updates to the
    mobile game are now available, including a new feature called Hero
    Merit, a new stat that increases every time a hero finishes a battle
    alive. When their Hero Merit reaches 500 points, players receive 500
    Hero Feathers. Another update has raised the maximum stamina for all
    players from 50 to 99. Stay tuned for more updates.

Also new this week:

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 Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points,
which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New
Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and
Nintendo DSi 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.

Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at http://press.nintendo.com,
a password-protected site. To obtain a login, please register on the
site.

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

Contacts

Golin
Eddie Garcia, 213-335-5536
egarcia@golin.com
or
Rich
George, 415-318-4342
rgeorge@golin.com