GameTruck’s May 2017 Download Roundup from Nintendo eShop

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This past month, Nintendo offered some pretty cool downloads in their eShop. We’ve culled the offerings and are sharing our favorite Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games below. Then, when you are done reading this post, head over to the Nintendo website to find more deals and sales.

For the Nintendo Switch

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, a game that fans have been waiting for, doesn’t disappoint! Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in Survival Mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs, all with split-screen multiplayer options. Includes several fan-favorite add-on packs, including the Super Mario Mash-Up pack, are included in the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game. Additionally, this makes a great party game because it can accommodate up to 8 players.

NBA Playgrounds

NBA Playgrounds is a throwback to the classic NBA arcade action. Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Collect your favorite players from a massive roster of current and retired NBA superstars from every team. And make sure you try these player combos for some of the best plays. This game is action-packed and perfect for the sports fan.

Disgaea 5 Complete


In the Disgaea 5 Complete game, lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance. This strategy RPG offers hundreds of hours of over-the-top, award-winning gameplay, and marks the first time the core game is available on the go. The game includes all eight bonus scenarios, four fan-favorite characters and three character classes that were originally only available as DLC. For people who want to try before they buy, a free demo for the game is also available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

For the Nintendo 3DS

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, on a continent that was torn asunder by warring gods, guide two armies through brutal tactical battles, as this reimagined RPG epic invades the West for the first time. Uncover the intertwining stories of Alm and Celica, engage foes, fend off dragons and explore 3D dungeons. Your prowess will grow as you master this melding of modern and legacy Fire Emblem gameplay. Also available are four downloadable content packs which, as of June 1, have all been released.

Honorable Mention

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released just before the start of May, we are including it here because it’s a great game. This social gaming experience allows users to play up to 4 players per TV, 8 players per Network, and 12 players via Online Network. Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. And every Wii U track and DLC track is included! Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!