It's almost Nintendo Switch time, while of course there are also some new downloads on the Wii U and 3DS this week. Unlike the EU equivalent earlier in the week Nintendo of America has included Switch games in its download update, so we have the final day one picture of downloads for the new system. Let's get to it!
Missed the European Nintendo Download Update earlier in the week? Don't fret, the details are still right here.
Switch and Wii U Retail Download
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, $59.99) - The boldest entry in the series to date, this takes the core ethos of the IP and blends it into a systems-based open-world adventure. It's quite unlike any of Link's adventures before now, and we've been blown away by Nintendo's achievements with this one. We go into full detail on the Switch version (free of plot spoilers) in our The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review. Available from 3rd March.
Switch and Wii U DLC
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass (Nintendo, $19.99) - Initially this will provide three treasure chests with useful items and exclusive clothing, in the Summer it'll add a new Cave or Trials feature, a Hard mode and a new map feature. In the Holiday season a new 'original story', dungeon and additional challenges will be added. Available from 3rd March.
Nintendo Switch Retail Downloads
1-2-Switch (Nintendo, $49.99) - This mix of 28 minigames is designed to be a showcase for the Joy-Con technology, and to provide a fun party game for Switch newcomers. We gave this a modest recommendation in our 1-2-Switch review, as its impressive use of the technology can't completely hide flaws. Available from 3rd March.
Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft, $49.99) - The Switch version of this dancing title will include early access to some songs, and otherwise is likely to provide a fully-featured iteration. We're finding some rhythm to bring you a review. Available from 3rd March.
Super Bomberman R (Konami, $49.99) - A title that perhaps best puts the multiplayer potential of the Switch and its Joy-Con controllers to work, with support for eight players to battle it out along with a story campaign. Our review will be with you soon. Available from 3rd March.
Nintendo Switch eShop
Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! (Nintendo, $19.99) - A project originally brought together by two brothers in the UK, this is a colourful and clever game with a focus on local co-op (though single player is also an option). We're looking forward to tackling this for review, but until then you can check out our feature interview with the developers. Available from 3rd March.
Fast RMX (Shin'en Multimedia, $19.99) - This remix of FAST Racing NEO aims to add in flashier visuals and smoother performance, while there are a number of new tracks to take on (30 in total when all are counted together) and includes features such as local multiplayer across eight separate Switch systems. We'll blast through a review, but in the meantime you can read more about it in our interview with the developers. Available from 3rd March.
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Yacht Club Games, $9.99) - A standalone download of the Specter Knight campaign, in which the character's unique moveset and campaign can be tackled. Available from 3rd March.
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Yacht Club Games, $24.99) - This features all of the Shovel Knight campaigns and content, so that includes the Plague Knight, Specter Knight and King Knight campaigns. Available from 3rd March.
I Am Setsuna (Square Enix, $39.99) - The price reflects the fact this is also a physical retail title in Japan, this is an RPG that aims to bring to mind the classic JRPG titles of the 16-bit era, albeit with a modern look. Available from 3rd March.
Wii U Virtual Console
Dungeon Explorer (Konami, $5.99) - The TurboGrafx-16 is back on the Wii U with this action RPG that supports up to five (!) players.
Neutopia (Konami, $5.99) - Another action RPG as Konami leverages the properties it acquired from Hudson in the past, we rather enjoyed this TurboGrafx-16 title when we reviewed it on the Wii Virtual Console.
3DS Retail Download
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Marvelous USA/XSEED Games, $39.99) - This sequel (which is a Harvest Moon game in all but name) builds upon the charming farm-sim aspects of the original and adds new ideas while expanding the concept. We were rather impressed with it in our Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns review.
Nintendo Switch Parental Controls (Nintendo, free) - This app will allow parents to connect to the Switch and adjust the allowed playtime for youngsters on the system, along with some other handy options.
My Nintendo Rewards
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Mini Guide (Nintendo) - Here's a neat one, from 3rd March you'll be able to pick this up in exchange for some Gold Points on My Nintendo.
As always, Nintendo of America also wants you to check out the official Sales and Deals website (or the eShop) to learn more about discounts.
That's the line-up for this week's Nintendo Download Update in North America. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.