Classic Titles

World’s Most Dangerous Warriors Arrive on Nintendo Switch

It’s the year 2029 and America is ruled by the evil Emperor Garuda. Two shadowy ninjas from the Iga clan have to infiltrate and battle all the way through multiple stages to overthrow the emperor and save the nation.

That’s right – Shadow of the Ninja is available now on the Nintendo Switch Online NES service! Did you know? This title was called Blue Shadow in PAL territories.

If you’re already a subscriber of the Switch Online service, you can download the NES games app totally free right now. For more information, including pricing and game availability, see Nintendo’s site for Switch Online Services.

As a special treat, please enjoy a classic ad for Shadow of the Ninja!

PS: We’ve run out of Shadow of the Ninja t-shirts. Sorry~

PSN Remasters & Retro Sale

The North American PSN has kicked off a sale on retro titles, and we’ve got a pair of classic Harvest Moon titles included! If you haven’t picked up this pair, now’s a perfect time to do with a sweet discount. This sale runs from February 7th through February 21st at 8:00am Pacific.

Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland

Your goal is to successfully save your family’s farm and the surrounding village from being turned into a resort. Constructions begins in a year, so you have your work cut out for you! But don’t worry, if you earn the friendship and trust of the villagers they will be sure to lend a helping hand. Remember…It’s up to you to SAVE THE HOMELAND!

  • Nine endings and plenty of events make every day on the farm anything but routine!
  • Cook up new meals using recipes or invent tasty homegrown concoctions in your kitchen!
  • Explore an innovative non-linear game system with a bushel of subplots and entertaining storylines!

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition

A lifetime of farming takes on new meaning in Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition. Besides planting crops, raising animals and rebuilding your father’s farm, you’ll make friends in Forget-Me-Not Valley, find your future bride and hopefully cultivate a happy family!

  • Raise a son or daughter and help him or her learn to farm or choose a new career path!
  • Discover new farming enhancements like the fertilizer machine!
  • Carefully nurture better grades of produce or create your own hybrids!

Retail Release Dates

We know our fans are amazing — you can’t wait to hear all the exciting news for an upcoming title or pre-order a game releasing in the near future.

This is just a little reminder that unless a release date comes from us (that is, right here on our Community blog, or on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts), it is not an official date.

Retailers use filler dates, or guesstimates, to list upcoming titles — this is why you see many games as releasing on December 31st, 2020, but other times they’ll simply pick the first Tuesday of a month and use that.

So remember, if you see a date on a website, double check with us! We only announce release dates close to a title’s actual launch. This is especially true during the current global health crisis, as we truly do not enjoy having to push back a release date due to the additional time required for ratings and game approval.


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