The last Nintendo Download before the holidays is a bit busier, especially in terms of sales and new eShop games.


Featured Games

The first featured title in Nintendo’s press release this week is Rocket League. The sports/racing game first released in late 2017. It is now free-to-play on the Nintendo Switch. Dive into the mayhem. “Unlock items in Rocket Pass, climb the Competitive Ranks, compete in Competitive Tournaments, complete Challenges, enjoy cross-platform progression and more!”


Fortnite – Winterfest 2021 unleashes special quests, presents, and Spider-Man: No Way Home outfits. The Winterfest activities will close on January 6th, 2022.


The third featured title this week is Garden Story. Take on the role of the Guardian of the Grove. Help the residents take back their grove by combating the spreading rot that threatens to consume it. You’ll need the help of your fruit-shaped friends to help you in this adventure. Check out our review for a deeper dive.


The last entry in the featured section this week is Cozy Grove. The game’s winter update just launched. Along with it comes a new snowy winter festival with new outfits, decorations, and snowball fights.


Current Sales

This time around, the sales scene is much busier for this Nintendo Download than it was last week, as you may have guessed. First of all, Nintendo has another double gold points offer running until January 5th. The offer nets you double the normal gold points when you buy certain games. They include:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser Fury
  • Miitopia
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Both Luigi’s Mansion 3 DLCs


Moving on, this week’s holiday sales include the following:

  • Indie World Holiday Sale (30 games up to 75% off – ends Dec. 31st.)
  • Serenity Forge Winter Holiday Extravaganza (8 games up to 80% off – ends Dec. 31st)
  • The Quantum Astrophysics Guild Indie World Holiday Publisher Sale (12 games up to 85% off – Ends Dec 31st)
  • Annapurna Interactive Indie World Holiday Sale (12 games up to 70% off – ends Dec. 31st)
  • Humble Games Winter Sale (17 games up to 75% off – ends Dec. 31st)
  • Finji Indi World Holiday Sale (3 games up to 60% off – ends Dec. 31st)


As always, check out Nintendo’s sales page for full details on all current sales.


New eShop Titles

This week’s new games section is a busier one than other recent Nintendo Download collections:

We have one really unusual game this week, Captain U, which just launched on the Wii U. Moving on, here are the new Switch games that joined the eShop this week:
















Upcoming Games

The upcoming games section is a bit bigger in this week’s Nintendo Download, too:

Launching December 24th:


Launching December 25th:


Launching December 26th:


Launching December 27th:


Launching December 28th:



That wraps up the last Nintendo Download before Christmas. Happy Holidays everyone!

Michael Fontanini
Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general). I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.