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Nintendo Download: It’s Always Sundae in Mario Kart

New 'Mario Kart' tracks the big thing to drop this week.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content:
 
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Hindsight – What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions we hold close, were actual windows to the past? Peer into distant memories and unseen futures in Hindsight. From the creator of Prune, Hindsight is a narrative exploration game spanning the entirety of a woman’s life, from birth to present day, as she tries to make sense of it all. Revisit her childhood home, sort through personal belongings and step through windows to memories frozen in time. Pay attention to the little things and piece together puzzles to shift your viewpoint until you find just the right perspective to pull you deeper into the past. Long forgotten memories and dreams cascade into one another. Linger as long as you wish, but sooner or later you must come back to the present. What will you take with you? And what will you leave behind? Hindsight is available later today.
 
DLC:
  • More Courses Hit the Track in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Rev your engines because Wave 2 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC* is here! The second wave includes the debut of the delightfully sweet Sky-High Sundae course, nostalgic favorites like DS Waluigi Pinball and Wii Mushroom Gorge, and courses based on real-world locations like New York Minute and Sydney Sprint from Mario Kart Tour! A total of 48 remastered courses from throughout the Mario Kart series are racing to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as paid DLC. Content will release in six waves of eight courses by the end of 2023. Racers who have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership** will have access to all of these newly added courses as they are released at no additional cost. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass is available now.
 
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Score Big Savings During the Multiplayer Sale! – Save up to 30% on select digital games and earn 5% in My Nintendo Gold Points*** for your next purchase. For a limited time, you can find great deals on select digital games like Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Super Mario Party, Among Us, DOOM Eternal and more! Hurry, though – this sale ends Aug. 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Shop online at Nintendo.com and Nintendo eShop on your device. Remember that you can earn My Nintendo Gold Points from eligible digital purchases, awarded based on 5% of the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used). Then, you can redeem your Gold Points toward the purchase of other eligible digital games, DLC, software/DLC bundles and more. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/games/deals/.
 
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:  
* Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

** Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership required for free access to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
 
*** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point
 
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to 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 face off online in compatible Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Sports. Members also enjoy a curated library of NES and Super NES classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, among many others. To find out 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 get access to even more benefits, including a library of Nintendo 64 games with added 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 and retro SEGA Genesis games.
 
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features 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 retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch family of systems, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.
 
Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 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 the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying 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 toward your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details.

Remember that the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo Switch players who register a Nintendo Account gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about parental controls on Nintendo Switch and other features, visit https://play.nintendo.com/parents/crash-courses/parental-controls/ and https://www.nintendo.com/switch/. For all other systems please visit https://support.nintendo.com/.

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