This week's North American downloads - July 19 (Mega Man X, Bomb Chicken and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Mega Man X Legacy Collection – The celebrated Mega Man X series returns. Play as Mega Man X – the powerful successor of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in four hit titles. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into the 32-bit era: Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3 and Mega Man X4. Test your skills in the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – Complete the Mega Man X saga with this collection of four action-packed titles. Spanning two gaming eras, this collection showcases the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7 and Mega Man X8. Both Mega Man X and his ally Zero return as playable characters, allowing players to jump and shoot through challenging stages with X’s arm cannon, or slash through enemies with Zero’s energy saber. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 game launches for the Nintendo Switch system on July 24.

Bomb Chicken – Who doesn't love chicken… especially when it's smothered in delicious blue hot sauce? After a freak accident a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb-laying, free-range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer, and answer the ultimate question: Which came first the chicken or the bomb?

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
WarioWare Gold Demo – Wario has a special treat for you! Better think fast if you want to succeed in this demo of his upcoming WarioWare Gold game. You’ll use the touchscreen, tilt the system and push buttons as you laugh your way through the fully voiced story introduction, featuring new and classic characters!


The Second Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: Enter for a chance to win a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. The contest runs July 19 at 11 a.m. PT through Aug. 20 at 10:59 a.m. PT. For more details about how to enter, please visit https://labo.nintendo.com/share/#!/contest/.

Octopath Traveler My Nintendo Rewards: To celebrate the launch of the Octopath Traveler game, My Nintendo is offering eight different box art covers (one for each of the main characters) for the case of your Octopath Traveler game (sold separately). Redeem your points and choose your character for your box art cover! Plus, we’re also offering downloadable wallpapers for your PC or smart phone. Check out the details at My Nintendo: https://my.nintendo.com/news/6b677325fde74ff4

Pixel Toads Lead to Platinum Points: Captain Toad is starring in his own puzzling quest in the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game for the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. My Nintendo members can join the adventure with a special “hide-and-seek” mission to earn My Nintendo points. Here’s the mission: Log in to My Nintendo, then find all four Pixel Toads hidden on the official game website and earn 100 Platinum Points – that’s 25 Platinum Points for each Pixel Toad you find. Good luck!
Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of Splatoon 2 with a Splatfest and My Nintendo: July 21 marks the first anniversary of the Splatoon 2 game, and we’re celebrating with a global Splatfest! Which sea creature is your favorite, Squid or Octopus? This hotly contested Splatfest will occur from 9 p.m. PT on July 20 until 9 p.m. PT on July 21. To help celebrate, My Nintendo is offering Inkling and Octoling printable posters, as well as downloadable wallpaper. Redeem your points for these rewards today.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week:
ACA NEOGEO LEAGUE BOWLING (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Animal Rivals: Nintendo Switch Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Arcade Archives City CONNECTION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Beat Rush (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Frost (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Galak-Z: Variant S (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Ghost 1.0 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Guts & Glory (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Heroki (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
Hungry Shark World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Lost Phones Stories (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
NoReload Heroes (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Pool Panic (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Sausage Sports Club (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Semblance (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 24
Spheroids (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
STARSHIP AVENGER Operation: Take Back Earth (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Tanzia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Vozel Shot for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
VSR: Void Space Racing (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20
Werewolf Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available July 20

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for July 19 & 20

July 19
- new Special Animal has arrived: Redd! But in order to meet him, you need to craft Redd’s Mask Emporium from the Special – Available for a Limited Time section of the Craft menu. You need Leaf Ticket x350 to craft it. Animals page updated! (available until September 17)

July 20
- third Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt event starts on July 20 (available until ???)
- set of Timed Goals related to the latest Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt event goes live on July 20: “Event Challenge” (available until ???)
- during the latest Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt, you can get ??? Gyroidite from the Shovelstrike Quarry (only when the icon is displayed) (available until ???)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for July 19, version 2.7.1 available

- new Tactics Drills map is now available: Grandmaster 9 – They Have The Princess! (no end date)
- version 2.7.1 update
Release date: July 18th 2018 (North America) / July 19th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
Maintenance: Yes (check out this page for more details)
Download size: 7.9MB (Android) / ???MB (iOS)
Platform: Android and iOS

Patch notes:
Implemented bug fixes

Additional details: fixes an issue causing the amount of SP gained during double-SP periods to change when battles were restarted using the Restart function.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - blog: Bowser Jr.

Today's Fighter - #58: Bowser Jr.
When attacked, the Jr. Clown Car this little fella rides in takes less damage than Bowser Jr. himself – so try to stay in the car when taking damage. The different colour variations are the Koopalings!

Switch eShop file size round-up - Guts and Glory, Slam Land, Lost Phones Stories, and more

Guts and Glory – 5.5GB
1979 Revolution: Black Friday – 4.0GB
Crossing Souls – 3.1GB
Cycle 28 – 898MB
Slam Land – 822MB
Eekeemoo – Splinters of the Dark Shard – 814MB
Not a Hero: Super Snazzy Edition – 634MB
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded – 581MB
NoReload Heroes – 550MB
State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem – 402MB
Werewolf Pinball – 286MB
Lost Phones Stories – 198MB
Starship Avenger Operation: Take Back Earth – 123MB

Pikachin-Kit: Game de Pirameki Daisakusen coming to Switch


Make 100 million pikayen to take back the playground!

The park everyone usually plays in was bought out and is now unusable! Eiji, who sees that Pochiro is sad, hits on the idea that “If we had the money, we could buy back the park!,” and creates and sells various inventions with the goal of making 100 million pikayen.


Cute, pixelated characters move around in the game. By exploring the town and collecting kit materials, you can invent kits in your lab, and then you can sell those kits to buyers. As you progress through the game, you will befriend familiar characters from the TV anime including Hina-chan, Gakkun, and Ataru. By making more friends, you can earn money more efficiently.

Pikachin-Kit: Game de Pirameki Daisakusen is due out on Switch in Japan on Nov. 8th, 2018. The title will cost 5,980 Yen.

League Bowling - Switch footage

“LEAGUE BOWLING” is a bowling game released by SNK in 1990. You are able to select your dominant arm and ball weight, using precise controls to play just like real bowling! Choose from one of three modes, REGULATION, FLASH, and STRIKE 90.

Nintendo has their own internal table tennis team, and their uniform is amazing

Lots of companies have their own internal sports teams for some fun around the office, and Nintendo is no different. Turns out quite a few employees at Nintendo are table tennis fans, so they've started up an office team. The thing is, they went a step further and created some ridiculously awesome uniforms. These Famicom-inspired designs are too damn cool!

Animal Rivals: Switch Edition available now, costs $3 during launch week

Check out more screens here

Become a real party animal in this crazy party game! Tons of fun await you and your friends! Animal Rivals is a crazy party game for up to 4 players. Different characters, game modes, lots of stages and tons of fun. Many unlockables like costumes and skins.

CyberConnect2 releases a "Trilogy of Vengeance" trailer to promote Fugue on the Battlefield, Tokyo Ogre Gate, and Cecile

Fugue on the Battlefield

A game celebrating the Little Tail Bronx series’ 20th anniversary, where the fates of children are thrown into chaos by the sudden flames of war.

11 children will take control of a mysterious ancient weapon to fight against an evil army and save their imprisoned families.
Deal with the children’s emotions and move them inside the tank to overcome the trials in your way!
The Soul Cannon—a powerful weapon used by sacrificing one of the children—might force you to make a dire decision!
A dramatic, strategic RPG about friendship, grief, hope, and despair.

Tokyo Ogre Gate

In early 20th century Tokyo, the Tokyo Ogre Gate that connects our world to hell has been opened by Genshu Kubizuka!

Towako Mutsu was on the brink of death after her friends were murdered. She survives thanks to the “Ogre Engine,” a mechanical heart made with unknown technology. A high-speed parkour slashing action game. In a dystopian Tokyo infested with ogres, Towako is seeking revenge!

The faster you go, the stronger your sword gets! Cut through the toughest enemies with a single strike, dance in the night, defeat the ogres, and destroy the Ogre Gates!


A 2.5D side-scrolling umbrella action game featuring gothic lolitas, vengeance, and witches. This bloody tale revolves around four witch sisters trying to rip out each others’ hearts.

Use the Demon Umbrella that changes shape when bathed in blood to rip apart the foes standing before you. You won’t have time to rest when fighting through this horrific boss rush action game.