Nintendo eShop Releases: 17th January 2019 (North America)

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Screenshot

This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new add-on content, demos and games for Nintendo Switch – as well as plentiful discounts across all platforms.

Nintendo eShop Sales
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Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Combat Core, MABManZ – Free
    Combat Core is a 3D arena fighting game sporting a colorful mix of modern aesthetics and futuristic cyberpunk. Fighters from across the galaxy have gathered to compete in the Combat Core League! The fighting mechanics focus on fast-paced combat, strategic use of your environment, and weapons in the arena. Fight against challenging AI or your friends, online or offline!
  • Drowning, Sometimes You – Free
    Drowning is a short game about a boy who quickly discovers he has depression in his earlier years of high school. Walk through a variety of beautiful low-poly environments as a story unfolds about how he learns to live with his inner demon.
  • Guns of Mercy – Rangers Edition, Storybird – Free
    Guns of Mercy is a game combining shoot and arcade in retro 16bits spirit. 20XX, the Earth is a vast and hostile wasteland. The surface has been rendered uninhabitable since the great war against the alien invasion. To find peace, humanity has been reduced to living underground, but the enemy is getting there!
  • Shift Happens, Daedalic Entertainment – Free (available Friday 18th January)
    The two jello jelly creatures Bismo and Plom got connected in a tragic yet funny accident and thus can exchange their size and abilities at will. Welcome to the world of Shift Happens – the only game out there which doesn’t take a closer look at the body mass index and where players are actually forced to work together (and occasionally stab each other in the back).
  • Tied Together, Headup Games – Free
    One fine day a bunch of scientists created four tiny monsters. But for what? To test their cooperation skills of course! So they tied them together to a tiny monstrous chain and let them make their way through colourfull, tricky, cooperative experimental set-ups that only scientists can think up.
  • Woodle Tree Adventures, Chubby Pixel – Free (available Tuesday 22nd January)
    Woodle Tree Adventures is an old school platform game with a catchy and unique art style! You will find all the classical elements from the 90’s games and new interesting ideas. Explore a total of 8 worlds and save the lands with the magical water drops you’ll find during your journey, bringing back peace and balance and finally becoming the New Hero!

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO Kizuna Encounter, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Kizuna Encounter is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996. Create a team of two fighters and use weapons and your fists to win in single-round sudden death tag-team matches! Experience the feel of an advanced battle system that pairs mid-battle character change-ups and easy commands leading to rush combos!
  • Apocalipsis Wormwood Edition, Klabater – $9.99
    In Apocalipsis Wormwood Edition the static woodcuts from the Middle Ages start living their own life, but the medieval philosophy and occult symbolism go beyond the visuals and inspire the story itself. In this game the music and the graphics work in perfect tandem to immerse you in this bizzare, dreary world.
  • At Sundown: Shots in the Dark, Versus Evil – $19.99 (available Tuesday 22nd January)
    At Sundown: Shots in the Dark is stealth driven, top-down multiplayer shooter in which up to 4 players compete in both online and local deathmatch. With a variety of cool weapons to take each other out with and multiple maps across 6 different zones, only the BEST will dominate each round and survive the ultimate challenge to rise to the top at sundown!
  • Bash the Bear, FuryLion – $4.99
    Lead the squad of hedgehog commandos in reclaiming the mushrooms stolen by the lazy bear from the forest animals. Work out a plan, put your prickly friends in place, and light the fuze! Teach the old rascal a lesson – show him who is the boss here!
  • Bedtime Blues, Forever Entertainment – $9.99
    Play as a youngling surviving through the night in the pixelated horror. Your once beloved teddy bear had come to life and became conscious. Wander around your bedroom, searching for clues to unravel the story – but keep a close eye on the room, as each hour it slowly changes.
  • Big Crown: Showdown, Sold Out – $12.99
    Big Crown: Showdown sees friends become foes as they compete for the crown in 4-player local and online multiplayer combat, set over 3 wacky worlds full of medieval shenanigans. Avoid perilous hazards and engage in frantic fights as you attempt to knock your opponents off 15 crazy courses in the ultimate royal battle!
  • Bubble Shooter DX, EntwicklerX – $2.99
    Bubble Shooter Deluxe (DX) is a classic bubble shoot game. This addictive classic bubble blast match-three game comes with clean and modern graphics, hundreds of great challenging levels and some nice special items for better game experience in harder levels.
  • Crazy Strike Bowling EX, Corecell – $9.99
    Join Aiden, Mr. Jenkins and a host of other cute, fun-filled characters in Crazy Strike Bowling EX, a wacky bowling game fit for the whole family! Get a strike in new and distant bowling lands from the exotic forests of the Amazon to the pyramids of Egypt!
  • DYING Reborn: Nintendo Switch Edition, Coconut Island Games – $9.99
    DYING Reborn: Nintendo Switch Editionis a highly unique first-person problem-solving puzzle game. In this special edition, we will be introducing you to a whole new story; every shred of paper, every nook and cranny, are scattered with fragments of the past. Don’t miss out on a single detail and piece together a complete storyboard. Explore every corner of a storied hotel of blood and violence, solve layers of puzzles, and inch your way towards the chilling truth.
  • Elli, BandanaKid – $19.99
    Guide Elli on her journey through the land of the Mandragora to reclaim the stolen Crystals of Time before her birthday is over! A whimsical hand-crafted single-player adventure filled with a variety of puzzles and exciting platforming. Watch your step, there are many dangers to overcome!
  • Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force, Idea Factory – $39.99
    Will you revive the Goddess or the Vile God? Your choice will reshape the world… In three branching stories, friends become foes, foes become friends, and based on your choices, multiple endings can be unlocked!
  • Feudal Alloy, Attu Games – $16.99
    Explore an unusual medieval world with a fish-controlled robot, Attu. Improve your combat techniques and skills by smashing many kinds of mechanical creatures in a beautiful hand-drawn world. Attu is an ordinary farmer robot who lives in a small cottage in sunflower fields. He had been living a simple but pleasant life until a bunch of outlaws attacked the village, stole their oil supplies and burnt his house.
  • Fight of Gods, Digital Crafter – $12.99 (available Friday 18th January)
    For the first time ever, gods, holy spirits and mythological characters from around the globe and throughout history will clash in an explosive 2D fighter where the entire world is at stake! Who will emerge victorious from the most destructive combat tournament the universe has ever witnessed?
  • Football Heroes Turbo, Run Games – $14.99
    Blast through the defense and go for the touchdown with uppercuts, tornado kicks, and thunder bombs! Jump into the arcade action in Season Mode and power up every pass, kick, and tackle. Take your team online against other players in real-time multiplayer. Battle your friends on the same screen or over Local Wireless to find out whose team reigns supreme.
  • Fragment of Marine, Mediascape – $4.99
    Fragment of Marine is an action game that can be enjoyed by both casual and experienced players! Traverse circles in a mysterious ocean world, and search for your lost memories and your body!
  • FutureGrind, Milkbag Games – $19.99 (available Tuesday 22nd January)
    Grab your bike and hit the rails in FutureGrind, a stylish stunt-racer all about tricks, skill, and speed. Use your futuristic bike to chain together huge combos on tracks made of floating rails, but watch out: touch the wrong color and you’ll explode instantly!
  • Gunman Clive HD Collection, Hörberg Productions – $3.99
    In the year of 18XX, the west is overrun by thugs and outlaws. A group of bandits have kidnapped Mayor Johnsons daughter and are spreading havoc across the land. Gunman Clive must rescue the girl and and bring order to the west, then finish the fight in Gunman Clive 2. His battle against the bandits takes him all around the world and beyond.
  • Guns of Mercy – Rangers Edition, Storybird – $11.99
    Guns of Mercy is a game combining shoot and arcade in retro 16bits spirit. 20XX, the Earth is a vast and hostile wasteland. The surface has been rendered uninhabitable since the great war against the alien invasion. To find peace, humanity has been reduced to living underground, but the enemy is getting there!
  • Holy Potatoes! We’re In Space?!, Rising Star Games – $14.99
    Space… the final french fried-tier! Set out on an intergalactic voyage of discovery, adventure and potato-based puns in Holy Potatoes! We’re In Space?!, combining hard-boiled battles, mashed management and scalloped simulation into a dish that’s out of this world!
  • IHUGU, Kool2Play – $3.99 (available Monday 21st January)
    The rules are refreshingly simple and designed to promote peace and positivity – hug everyone, but only once! This is a fun memory game where quick thinking and the ability to remember who you have hugged and who you haven’t are the keys to success. The gameplay is casual, but also provides a challenge to anyone set on mastering their score.
  • Left-Right: The Mansion, Triple Boris – $3.99
    Left-Right: The Mansion is a little game about a boy, Billy, whose dog named Gigi ran away inside a big mansion. He must journey through this mysterious place, where he will have to find and remember the right path in order to find her. Every room will challenge him with a simple choice to make: left or right. Two doors, yet only one will make him go forward; the other one will bring him back to the beginning.
  • Marble Power Blast, EntwicklerX – $2.99
    Play Marble Power Blast, a Match-3 Bubble shooter game! Get beautiful HD backgrounds in 50 levels and 7 different locations/themes. Unlock the shuffle gaming mode and generate your own levels with random calculated difficulty, marble waves, length and number of colors.
  • Mars or Die!, 34BigThings – $19.99 (available Friday 18th January)
    The Interplanetary Spacecraft FORTITVDO VIII carries our Intrepid Explorers who are tasked with Scouting the Martian soil, Fighting the disgusting Martian natives, and Building Defensible Outposts spearheading our inevitable conquest. Our Supremely Illuminated Leader has bestowed upon YOU the honor of commanding them: survive, gather, and build our way to victory!
  • Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes, Arcade Distillery – $9.99
    In the aftermath of a great flood, a vengeful leader threatens to conquer the world with the aid of a once lost technology, and only a small but determined army stands in their path. Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes is the definitive release of the 2009 turn-based strategy classic, Mecho Wars. Fully remastered in high definition, it features new hand painted art, new visual effects, an expanded single-player campaign and six previously unreleased multiplayer maps.
  • Mega Mall Story, Kairosoft – $12
    Design a towering mall of mega proportions! Attract droves of customers and elevate yourself to 5-star status in this mall management simulation game. Add anything from fast food joints to sushi restaurants, stairs and elevators–even a heliport–all with a touch of the finger. When your establishment’s popularity reaches a certain point, a “Fever” is triggered in which customers swamp your mall!
  • Neko Navy – Daydream Edition, Fruitbat Factory – $12.99
    Shoot, evade, and detonate Bombers! Neko Navy is an exhilarating horizontal scrolling shooter where you can shoot them up with easy controls.
  • Number Place 10000, Success Corporation – $5.89
    The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with numbers without repeatedly in all row, column and 3×3 squares. 10000 questions in 4 levels of difficulty from Easy to Expert. Let’s choose question that suit yourself, or challenge harder with others!
  • Octahedron: Transfixed Edition, Square Enix – $12.99
    Surf through a pulsating underworld on platforms YOU pull from thin air, where and when you want, in this psychedelic action platformer. Unlock devastating abilities across 50+ hand crafted levels as you defy gravity to a pumping beat.
  • Old School Racer 2, Riddlersoft Games – $7.99 (available Friday 18th January)
    Have some retro fun and race the Old School way through over 60 very addictive levels…with a twist. Experience the world morph around you, manipulate gravity and so much more!
  • Rampage Knights, Rake in Grass – $11.99
    Rampage Knights is a cooperative beat ’em up game mixed up with randomized dungeon crawling and exploration which you can play alone or with a friend. You play as a hero trapped by a spell in a magical forest. All paths lead you to a nearby ruined castle, infested with goblins, skeletons and other foul creatures. Gear up with awesome and ridiculous weapons and spells and descend into the deep labyrinth below the ruin to face its sinister master!
  • Samsara: Deluxe Edition, Marker – $9.99
    While playing in the park, Zee follows a squirrel through a portal to a world of echoes, inhabited by a shadow child. Surrounded by the unknown and trapped in a series of realms both confusing and dangerous, the youngsters must avoid slipping into the pool between dimensions, embarking on a voyage of discovery and awakening they share with the player, up and down staircases, through light and dark, across the upside-down and the right side-up to their eventual freedom.
  • Spot The Differences: Party!, Sanuk Games – $4.99
    The most complete difference game on Nintendo Switch! Play solo or with up to 3 friends, and see who is the quickest spotter!
  • The Office Quest, 11Sheep – $11.99
    Not all heroes wear capes…. some prefer fluffy onesies. The Office Quest is a point-and-click adventure for all you people who just cannot stay in the office any longer!
  • The Raven Remastered, THQ Nordic – $29.99 (available Tuesday 22nd January)
    London, 1964. An ancient ruby is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the footsteps of The Raven, the legendary master thief who disappeared years before? Constable Anton Jakob Zellner finds himself in the middle of the kind of murder mystery he so far only knew from reading his favourite crime novels. Nothing is what it seems. Everyone has something to hide. And the Raven is always one step ahead…
  • The Shrouded Isle, Kitfox Games – $14.99
    Prepare for the awakening of your hungry god. Who will you sacrifice, Your Excellency? Sinners in this isolated village try to hide their dark secrets, but heretics must be purged for your salvation.
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Grasshopper Manufacture – $29.99 (available Friday 18th January)
    The setting is a small town in the middle of nowhere in the American South. Badman shows up at the trailer Travis Touchdown has been living in to exact revenge for the murder of his daughter, Bad Girl. But things go horribly wrong. As they battle it out, the two are sucked into the game world of the Death Drive Mk Ⅱ. Beam Katana in hand, Travis strikes again!
  • Voxel Sword, SAT-BOX – $7
    Voxel Sword is an easy to play action game, set in an adorable toy fantasy world, where you can wield various weapons to defeat monsters. This is our toy fantasy world, Voxel. Since ancient times, humans and monsters have worked together and coexisted in peace. However, one fateful night that equilibrium was suddenly shattered…
  • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, Ysbryd Games – $19.99
    After witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator, college graduate Alex embarks on an adventure to rescue her that spirals into an epic quest with stakes higher than he could have ever imagined. Alex’s search for the woman and the truth behind her disappearance lead him and his companions toward the new millennium, on a journey rife with mystery and danger… or so goes the tale of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, the surreal Japanese-style RPG from Ackk Studios and Ysbryd Games.
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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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