New Nintendo eShop Downloads for Week of 10/8: Here Comes The Boom

A new week means new Nintendo downloads, so here's a breakdown of everything coming to the Nintendo eShop for the week of October 8-14th, 2020. With big drops like new Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, a Pikmin 3 demo, and some of our favorite new titles, it looks to be a great week for players.

New Nintendo eShop Downloads for Week of 10/8: Here Comes The Boom Cover

This week, there is plenty to celebrate on the Nintendo eShop. New game downloads, DLC drops, and fresh demos are ready to be magically delivered to your handheld through the power of technology. The big one is definitely Minecraft‘s Steve and Alex coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well a demo of Pikmin 3 ahead of its release at the end of the month. Here’s a rundown of what to expect to see coming down the green pipe within the next week, starting with some highlights.

Unless otherwise stated, all discussed content is available as of today, October 9th.

PIKMIN 3 DELUXE DEMO

AKA Lemon Sorting Simulator 2020

AKA Lemon Sorting Simulator 2020

A standout favorite from the Wii U, Pikmin 3 Deluxe finally gets the credit it deserves when it arrives on Nintendo Switch on October 30th. With three characters to control, new Pikmin to discover, and a whole new planet to explore, players will get to enjoy this modern classic all over again. Progress from the demo carries over to the full version of the game, and beating the boss of the demo will automatically unlock the new Ultra Spicy difficulty mode in the full version of Pikmin 3 Deluxe when it is released.

STEVE ARRIVES IN SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Official Minecraft Steve Reveal Trailer

The hero of Minecraft arrives as the 77th fighter to the world’s most popular fighting game, available October 13th as a paid DLC character. Players can obtain Steve by purchasing either the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 or the Challenger’s Pack 7. Included along with the playable character are a new stage and seven music tracks. Featuring a unique move set that required the development team to recode every stage in the game, Steve is sure to make quite the impression on players.

FALCON AGE TAKES FLIGHT

I cannot stress enough how cute the bird is.

I cannot stress enough how cute the bird is.

The incredible title that gives you a good bird friend and lets you destroy bad robots, Falcon Age drops on the Nintendo eShop on October 8th. Read our glowing Falcon Age review for more information, but don’t sleep on this game. It’s sure to be a sleeper hit and land on plenty of GOTY lists.

In all, there are 45 titles that are new to the Nintendo eShop this week. Some are new, and some are porting their way over to the Switch. There’s a deep variety in the new games to be found, so do yourself a favor and pick up some indie titles to keep you company this week.

What new games are you grabbing? Let us know in the comments!

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