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First party Nintendo games arrive at the Humble Store

First party Nintendo games are now available via the Humble Store.

While currently limited to consumers in the US only, the store now offers Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu, Super Mario Odyssey, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch, as well as a selection of chiefly Pokémon games for Nintendo 3DS, including Blue and Red to Ultra Moon and Ultra Sun, although Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda and are also available (thanks, GamesRadar+).

Three- and twelve-month Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions are also available via the Humble store.

As GR+ points out, there are a lot of caveats here, though. Beyond the US-only restriction, the games are either cost the same – or slightly more – than Nintendo eShop, and Nintendo games are not eligible for the Humble Rewards program, which means you can’t make any charitable donations via your purchases. At the time of writing, neither Nintendo nor Humble have detailed why Nintendo games are exempt from this, and right now, there are no Nintendo games in any Humble bundles.

In other Nintendo news, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has stated the company will respond flexibly to any future challenges, confirming Nintendo was "not fixated on [its] consoles" and may be interested in creating more mobile games in the future. Talking about how the company intends to adapt to market fluctuations, Furukawa said he was "thinking about little ways [he] can reduce that kind of instability" and said he’d "like to increase" Nintendo’s smartphone game development to secure "a continuous stream of revenue".

"We aren’t really fixated on our consoles. At the moment we’re offering the uniquely developed Nintendo Switch and its software – and that’s what we’re basing how we deliver the ‘Nintendo experience’ on," Furukawa reportedly said. "That being said, technology changes. We’ll continue to think flexibly about how to deliver that experience as time goes on."

About Vikki Blake

It took 15 years of civil service monotony for Vikki to crack and switch to writing about games. She has since become an experienced reporter and critic working with a number of specialist and mainstream outlets in both the UK and beyond.

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