It’s the weekend and that means it’s game time! So, what’s happening on the eShop? There’s a bit of a theme this week with Paper Mario’s revamped version of The Thousand-Year Door along with the puzzle-adventure stylings of Paper Trail.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door was originally released in 2004 for the GameCube. The revamped Switch release comes just in time for its 20th anniversary, bringing updated visuals and audio along with new characters, battles, and quality-of-life updates. The color and fun of the original remains intact, though, so whether you’re a new or old fan, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’ll be giving our first impressions on this week’s Pure Nintendo Podcast, so stay tuned!

What’s better than one paper-based outing? Two, of course. Paper Trail continues the paper theme with a puzzle-adventure title set in a foldable paper world. You play as the aptly named Paige, folding the world to solve pupzzles and discover secrets.

There’s also some exciting DLC for Dave the Diver this week as Godzilla joins the story. This free DLC features all-new stories and battles, and it’s available now. What makes a good game even better? Well, Godzilla, of course. We’ll be sure to check it out and let you know our thoughts on the Pure Nintendo Podcast as well.

Meanwhile, the Minecraft anniversary sale continues, plus there’s special Paper Mario activities to check it out. In short, it’s another busy week!

There’s plenty more happening so check out the full list of new releases below and let us know which games you’re playing this weekend.

Nintendo Switch

  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door – Experience the adventure that unfolds in the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door game! Make use of all the abilities that come with being cursed – er, conveniently made of paper – and help Mario collect the Crystal Stars before the nefarious X-Nauts do. Explore a colorful paper world with charming characters in every fold, twenty years after the original game on the Nintendo GameCube system. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is available today.
  • Paper Trail – Paper Trail is a top-down puzzle adventure about leaving home, set in a foldable, paper world. You play as Paige, a budding academic, leaving home for the first time to pursue her studies. On the journey, you learn to fold the world, merging two sides to solve puzzles, explore new areas and uncover long-lost secrets. Paper Trail is available now.
  • Duck Detective – The Secret Salami – Solving crime is no walk in the pond. Duck Detective – The Secret Salami is a cozy mystery game about a down-on-his-luck duck searching for answers in a sinister sausage-based conspiracy. Inspect and interview suspects to learn their hidden secrets, then use the information you’ve gathered (plus your own de-duck-tive reasoning) to locate the suspect and bust the case wide open! Duck Detective – The Secret Salami is available later today on Nintendo eShop.


  • DAVE THE DIVER X Godzilla – Get ready for an action-packed collaboration with DAVE THE DIVER and Godzilla! This legendary monster stomps into the world of DAVE THE DIVER for an exciting adventure. Exclusive content including new missions, boss fights and an enticing storyline await in this DLC! The free DAVE THE DIVER – Godzilla Content Pack is available later today on Nintendo Switch.


  • The Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Character Notepad Reward is Here! – Take notes in style with this colorful My Nintendo papercraft reward featuring characters from the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door game. Each notepad includes 20 different designs on 60 total pages. Plus, a paper airplane template and folding instructions are also included! My Nintendo members can redeem 550 Platinum Points** to get this reward. Check out this page for more information:
  • Enter the Fold – Have fun with these printables inspired by the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door game! Unleash those retro vibes with the retro Nintendo GameCube cover reward. Bring along some colorful reading buddies when diving into your next book with the bookmarks reward. If you’re feeling more crafty, add some style to your scrapbook with the scrapbook kit or create the perfect money holder card for your Mario-loving grad with the card reward!

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