REDMOND, Wash., December 15, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:
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River City Girls 2 is now available. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Fire Emblem Heroes – It’s time to get involved! Celebrate the upcoming release of Fire Emblem Engage game for the Nintendo Switch system on January 20, 2023, by participating in the new A Hero Rises: Fire Emblem Engage Cup event today! Visit the official website to vote for candidates consisting of the 12 main characters in Fire emblem series appearing in Fire Emblem Engage as emblems. The number of characters you can vote for will increase by one daily. The 12 winning heroes will appear in the Free Summon: A Hero Rises Engage Cup summoning event in Fire Emblem Heroes game near the end of January where you can turn a hero of your choice into a 5★ ally! You can vote for your favorite version of each of these 12 heroes on the official website now through December 25 at 18:59 PT.
Fun and frosty activities:
Fortnite – Winterfest 2022 – Winterfest 2022 is here Fortnite! Unwrap 14 gifts for 17 free in-game items, including two free outfits, during the Winterfest. (There’s also a third free outfit you can get in a different way!) Also, use unvaulted gear on Battle Royale Island and enter a variety of “Winterfest Wonderland” islands. Winterfest 2022 lasts until 3 January 2023.
Autumn boys — Yeetings of the Season – It is the most wonderful time of the year. Seasonal Yeetings, everyone! This season of Autumn boys has everything you need to see you through winter, including new friends, gifts and a sack of costumes! Plus, what’s mean, green, and demanding to be seen? The Grinch! A pair of Grinch costumes will be coming to the in-game store from December 20th to December 27th.
Overwatch 2 – Winter wonderland – Winter Wonderland is back Overwatch 2! Enjoy limited time modes and deck out the halls with festive skins to celebrate. Complete challenges to unlock seasonal rewards like the epic Ice Queen Brigitte. Play for free until January 4, 2023.
Rocket League – Frosty Fest – Every season needs a soundtrack, and this winter we’re spinning laid-back beats courtesy of Lofi Girl! Complete Frosty Fest challenges to unlock sleepy kittens, icy igloos and plenty of hot cocoa. Players can purchase Lofi Player Anthems in the Item Shop, or kick back and enjoy three weeks of limited-time modes with a different mode each week. Frosty Fest starts December 14th!
Apex Legends – Wintertide Collection Event – All aboard, Legends: Winter Express limited-time mode returns in the Wintertide Collection Event! This limited-time mode gives three teams the chance to board and capture the World’s Edge train. Collect new legendary skins for Bangalore, Crypto and more. Unlock all 24 limited-time cosmetics before the event ends to receive Wraith’s new Prestige skin, “Apex Voidshifter.” This event runs until December 27. Play today!
Double Gold Point promotion for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass members – Until 31 January 2023, at 11:59 PM PT, active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points*** when purchasing eligible digital games and DLC**** in the Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store. This means members can earn 10% in Gold Points, which can then be used towards their next eligible purchase. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
* Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
** Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership is automatically renewed after the first period at the then current price unless cancelled. Not available in all countries. Internet access is required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
*** The offer applies from 1.11.22 – 31.1.23. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership required by January 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT to be eligible for promotional My Nintendo Gold Points. Campaign My Nintendo Gold Points will be distributed in February 2023.
**** Full version of the game is required to use the DLC for that game. Sold separately.
In addition to video games available in stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Nintendo Switch Online is a paid membership service that allows members to team up or meet online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Splatoon 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Sports. Members can also enjoy a curated library of classic NES and Super NES games, included Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others. To learn more about the benefits that come with Nintendo Switch Online, to view membership options and to learn about a free seven-day trial for new users, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/ .
With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, players gain access to even more benefits, including a library of Nintendo 64 games with additional online play for up to four players (additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC (full version of game required to use DLC for that game; sold separately) and retro SEGA Genesis games.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that has 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 store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded into Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch family of systems, Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are connected to a single Nintendo Account.
Customers in the US and Canada aged 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch family of systems both on the device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users can also use PayPal as a payment option when purchasing digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.
My Nintendo members can earn Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Already have Gold Points? Redeem them towards your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on the Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit for more information.
Remember that the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems have parental controls that allow adults to manage some of the content children can access. Nintendo Switch players who register a Nintendo Account get access to free-to-start games and free game demos from the Nintendo eShop, as well as the latest news and information directly from Nintendo. For more information about parental controls on Nintendo Switch and other features, visit and For all other systems, visit https://support.nintendo.com/.
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