REDMOND, Wash., December 22, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:
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! 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 until December 25 at 18:59 PT.
Inside the House of Indies holiday event – This week, through December 23, the Inside the House of Indies Holiday Event serves up fresh, daily videos highlighting game updates, announcements and more from Nintendo’s indie partners. Be sure to check out today’s video along with the final video on Friday! For more information and to view previous videos, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/games/house-of-indies-holiday-event/.
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. That 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/.
My Nintendo Fire Emblem Engage Sweepstakes – Go to My Nintendo Fire Emblem Engage Sweepstakes for a chance to win some exciting prizes!*** Visit to learn more.
New My Nintendo Physical Rewards – Get ready for the new year with a great My Nintendo 2023 desktop calendar reward. You can receive this reward by redeeming 400 My Nintendo Platinum Points.**** For Earthbound fans, My Nintendo has two physical rewards you won’t want to miss – the Eight Melodies Notebook and the Phase Distorter Luggage Tag! These memories can make you sing “Happy Happy!” And finally, feast your eyes on an adorable Kirby’s Dream Buffet keychain, which features Copy Foods and colorful variations of Kirby on the strap. Redeem your points and enjoy this sweet My Nintendo reward! Visit to learn more about My Nintendo Rewards offers.
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Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
* 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 game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.
*** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years of age or older. Sweepstakes begins at 10.00 PT 21.12.2022 and ends at 23.59 PT 28.2.2023. To enter, you must (1) have a Nintendo Account (if you don’t have a Nintendo Account you can sign up for one on (2) visit ; (3) log into your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry on My Nintendo Fire Emblem Engage Sweepstakes Page () as set forth in Official Rules. There will be ten (10) winners. Each winner will receive a set of seven Fire Emblem Engage acrylic character stand (ARV $200.00 USD). Total ARV for all prizes: $2,000.00 USD. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
**** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point.
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 United States 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-device and from Nintendo’s 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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