Star Wars joins this week’s eShop roundup

As the weekend edges closer, the Nintendo Switch eShop has been updated with fresh new content to enjoy. This week’s highlights include a special Star Wars theme to celebrate Star Wars day – that’s May the fourth for those playing at home.

Firstly, we’re treated to a special Heritage Pack, which bundles seven classic games ranging from Episode I Racer to Jedi Knight I+II, along with Knights of the Old Republic I + II, Force Unleashed and Republic Commando. Phew! It’s also on sale, so it’s the perfect time to pick up this pack of games if you don’t already own them.

Speaking of sales, there’s a huge number of titles discounted this week, including Star Wars games (including Star Wars LEGO), other LEGO titles, Square Enix games, and much more. You can even play the musical stylings of Cadence of Hyrule for free until May 7 if you’re a Switch Online member, with a 50% discount in place until May 14.

There’s also a Splatfest in Splatoon 3 this weekend, so be sure to jump online to check that out, along with Fortnite’s own Star Wars celebration.

Phew! Check out the full list of new games below. Which games will be on your playlist this week?

Nintendo Switch

  • Fortnite Battle Royale takes a look back in the STAR WARS timeline with Find the Force. Running until May 23, 2023, at 9 a.m. ET you’ll be able to choose your trainer. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as your Jedi trainers or Darth Maul as your Sith trainer. Use Force abilities taught by one of these lightsaber-wielders to show your opponents the way of the light … or dark side. These abilities include Force Push, Force Pull and Force Throw. Complete Quests, earn cosmetic rewards, purchase the Premium Reward Track Upgrade and more in Fortnite’s Find the Force.
  • STAR WARS Heritage Pack – Learn the way of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, take control of a speeding Podracer and lead an elite squad of clones! The STAR WARS Heritage Pack features seven classic games including STAR WARS Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, STAR WARS Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, STAR WARS Episode I Racer, STAR WARS Republic Commando, STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed, STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic and STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.

Game trials

  • Face the Music – Bust some moves and keep Hyrule safe with this week’s free game trial!* Enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the NecroDancer in the setting of the Legend of Zelda series in Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda. You must be prepared to face Hyrule’s most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty forms! Nintendo Switch Online members can try out the full game for free until May 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT. If you decide to buy the game during or after this offer, you’ll keep all save data, so you won’t have to worry about losing your progress. Plus, you can also purchase Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda, as well as its DLC**, at a 50% discount in Nintendo eShop until May 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This discount applies to the Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda + Cadence of Hyrule Season Pass bundle!


  • Splatoon x The Legend of Zelda Splatfest – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game launches on May 12, but before you get to Hyrule you’re going to want to drop your anchor, because a special The Legend of Zelda inspired Splatoon 3 Splatfest event is sailing into view! That’s right squiddo, the Inklings and Octolings of the sun-scorched Splatlands are getting adventurous with a Splatoon x The Legend of Zelda Collaboration Splatfest! This limited-time event splashes down on May 5 and poses a question that fans of The Legend of Zelda may recognize: Which do you seek? Power, Wisdom or Courage? The Splatfest will take place from Friday, May 5, at 5 p.m. PT to Sunday, May 7, at 5 p.m. PT, but you can make your selection in Splatoon 3 beginning today! Plus, a limited-time bundle (containing the Splatoon 3 game and a 3-month individual membership for Nintendo Switch Online) is also available for purchase. This digital bundle is available until May 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • My Nintendo MLB The Show 23 Sweepstakes – Enter for a chance to win an exclusive swag bag that includes branded gear and prizes!*** You could win a captain edition tee, starter jacket and a duffel bag! My Nintendo members can redeem 10 My Nintendo Platinum Points**** to enter, with up to three entries total. Five lucky winners will be picked. Enter today!

Nintendo eShop sales

  • May the 4th be with you! How do we celebrate our favorite time of the year? With classic STAR WARS games, of course! The sale ends on May 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Browse your favorite titles!

Also new this week

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