What’s happening on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week? Highlights include a new outing for the residents of South Park, along with an indie platformer with a difference in the form of Pepper Grinder.

In South Park: Snow Day, the gang is up to its usual mishief when school closes due to snowy weather. This allows the kids to run riot across the town, with you playing the role of a customizable new kid ready to save the day. We’ll find time for a review in amongst all the chaos, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Pepper Grinder first caught out attention in a recent Nintendo Direct Indie Showcase. A demo followed, giving us a glimpse of this platformer ahead of launch. Now, the full game is with us in all its hard-core platforming glory. This creative little title is full of drill-based tricks, and we’re working on our review right now. Stay tuned for our full thoughts!

Princess Peach: Showtime! is upon us, and Nintendo is celebrating with some special missions in Mario Run. If you forgot this game existed, maybe the chance to win some Peach-themed statues for your kingdom might tempt you back. Let’s just say, at least one member of our team is in that exact situation.

There’s plenty on offer this week, so check out the full list below and let us know which games you’re getting ready to play. We’ll talk about some of these on the next episode of the Pure Nintendo Podcast, too, so be sure to tune in each Monday for the latest Nintendo news.

Nintendo Switch

  • SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY! – Team up with Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny to save the town in this co-op action game. Customize your own New Kid and battle your way through the snow-piled streets of South Park solo or with up to three friends in an all-new story. Equip a variety of weapons and deploy devastating special abilities on an adventure to save the world and enjoy a day without school. SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY! is available now.
  • Pepper Grinder – This action-packed, dig-venture platformer stars Pepper – a seafaring soul with a passion for prospecting. Armed with her trusty sidearm Grinder, Pepper burrows through terrain and water, controls machines and pulverizes enemies as she attempts to recover her missing fortune! Engage in puzzle platforming, battle bosses, power up with treasure and discover hidden levels. Pepper Grinder spins up on the Nintendo Switch system later today. Dig into this colorfully animated world with the free demo now available on Nintendo eShop!
  • Open Roads – One fine fall day, Tess Devine and her mother Opal discover a cache of old notes and letters carefully stashed away in the attic of their house. Hints of deep-rooted family secrets, decades-old burglaries, a lost treasure somewhere near the Canadian border – what they uncover suggests a much darker mystery, best left well enough alone … but that’s not going to happen. Embark on a road trip adventure to explore a series of long-abandoned family properties, unearthing the past. They’ll search the ruins of these places that hold buried memories and discover not just the truth they’ve been seeking, but each other. Open Roads is available on Nintendo Switch later today.

Digital Spotlight

  • It’s Party Time! – Did you get your invitation to World Party Day on April 3? Party it up with your friends, family and Horace – the horse host with the most – in the Everybody 1-2-Switch! game. Laugh it up and stirrup the fun with team-based* games that are easy to set up, or with free-for-all competitive modes. If you’re looking to dance the night away, put on your dancing shoes and boogie down to the latest hits and beloved classics in Just Dance 2024 Edition. Or, invite your folks* for some frantic fun with the WarioWare: Get It Together game. Take on over 200 quick and quirky microgames with Wario and his pals while experiencing maximum fun – oh yeah! If you want to test the mayhem before purchase, try the demo available on Nintendo eShop – just don’t tell Wario it’s free.


  • Grounded – Survive, build and explore in this immersive co-op survival-adventure game where you’re the size of an ant and the insect life reacts to your actions. Play solo or with up to three friends online and discover the treacherous wonders of your own backyard! Build bases to protect your stuff and craft new tools, weapons and armor to improve your chances against hazards of all shapes and (very large) sizes. Plus, create and share fresh adventures in Playgrounds Mode. Grounded launches on Nintendo Switch April 16. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo mobile

  • It’s Showtime in Super Mario Run – To celebrate the release of the Princess Peach: Showtime! game for the Nintendo Switch system, limited-time Princess Peach missions will appear in the Super Mario Run game for mobile devices! Depending on how many missions you clear, you can get up to three in-game statues of Peach transformed into different ensembles, and use them to decorate your kingdom! These missions are available until May 7 at 12 a.m. PT. For more information, visit the official site: https://supermariorun.com/en/index.html.

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