Nintendo eShop Releases: 1st February 2018 (Europe)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for Europe are in, delivering new content on Nintendo Switch, New Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS – as well as plentiful discounts across all platforms.

Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders

  • Disc Jam, High Horse Games – £13.49 (€14.99)
    Disc Jam is a fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic mix of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone. An exciting blend of strategy and skill, this arcade-inspired title boasts a zany roster of characters to compete with friends both on the couch and online!
  • Mercenaries Saga Chronicles, CIRCLE Entertainment – £12.23 (€13.49) until 8th February 2018, normally £13.59 (€14.99)
    Featuring Mercenaries Saga: Will of the White Lions, Mercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle and Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War, Mercenaries Saga Chronicles assembles the heroes from this fantastic series in one collection.
  • Owlboy, D-pad Studio – £18.99 (€22.99)
    Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era. Being a mute, Otus struggles living up to the expectations of owl-hood. Things spiral from bad to worse with the sudden appearance of sky pirates. What follows is a journey through monster-infested ruins, with unexpected encounters, well-kept secrets, and burdens no one should have to bear.
  • TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition-, Active Game Media – £7.19 (€7.99) until 14th February 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
    The new TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition- has been released with updated physics following an update to the game engine, whilst still providing the same experience as the original TorqueL game. TorqueL is a curiously unique 2D rotation-action game, in which you proceed by rotating or extending a box with characters inside. Sometimes simply rotating or extending the box is not enough, and you have to find the right combination of rotation and extension to jump or climb over obstacles.
  • Typoman, Wales Interactive – £7.99 (€10.39) until 21st February 2018, normally £9.99 (€12.99)
    Typoman is a puzzle platformer which takes you on a journey to explore the Power of Words in the everlasting battle between good and evil. You slip into the role of a character made of letters, struggling to make your way through a dark and hostile world. Despite your small stature, you have a powerful gift: You can craft words which will have an effect on the environment! But choose your words wisely – they can either be a blessing… or a curse.

Nintendo Switch Add-On Content

  • AeternoBlade: Arena Mode, Corecell Technology – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • AeternoBlade: Agent Costume, Corecell Technology – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • AeternoBlade: Assassin Costume, Corecell Technology – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • AeternoBlade: Bikini Costume, Corecell Technology – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • AeternoBlade: Ninja Costume, Corecell Technology – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • AeternoBlade: Time Guardian Costume, Corecell Technology – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • AeternoBlade: Vernia Costume, Corecell Technology – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Chess Ultra: Academy Game Pack, Ripstone Publishing – £4.99 (€5.99)
    The Academy Game Pack is a tribute to the long and noble chess playing tradition in Russia that has produced some of the greatest players of all time, and literally thousands of Grandmasters. Russia is synonymous with chess, it is deeply embedded in Russian culture, and has been in their DNA since first arriving from the Middle East in the 9th century. The beautiful but simple chess pieces are inspired by one of the rarer sets made in the town of Kholmogory, famous for its talented Russian chess carvers. The location is inspired by the academies that produce so many great players and host elite tournaments. Follow in the footsteps of the Russian Grandmasters that played in the halls of the academy and immerse yourself in Chess Ultra. This pack contains a chess set & an environment. These can be used separately and paired with all other sets and environments in the game.
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: Moana Character Pack, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)
    Set sail with Moana, Maui and all the crew from Motunui. How far will you go in Minecraft with this adventurous character set? You’re welcome!
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: Skin Pack 1, Mojang – £1.59 (€1.99)
    Customize your character with this selection of stunning skins!
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe: Classic 02, Lightwood Games – £2.99 (€2.99)
    An additional pack of 60 classic black-and-white puzzles in various sizes.
  • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 1, Nintendo –
    Wave 1 – Released for owners of the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack, introducing Aegislash as a Battle Pokémon, Mega Rayquaza & Mimikyu as a new Support Set, New Avatar Items, New Outfit for Nia, and New Titles.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • AeternoBlade, Corecell Technology – £13.49 (€14.99)
    In the region of Awelsia, vengeful Freyja travels with an unknown weapon called ‘AeternoBlade’. Freyja looks to take revenge on Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed her village, Ridgerode, and killed her tribe. Her vengeance is helped by Vernia, who has as much merit as Beladim. Vernia taught Freya about the abilities of AeternoBlade. Freya has to venture into many different world dimensions to discover how to annihilate Beladim. What is AeternoBlade? How can Freya take revenge on Beladim? Solve tons of mysteries in her adventure together!

Nintendo Switch Games

  • 3D MiniGolf, Joindots – £17.99 (€19.99)
    Experience virtual but realistic mini-golf and master an entertaining match on over 54 challenging holes, 18 of which faithfully modelled after official courses in the real world. Three scenarios in glorious HD are waiting for the discerning mini-golf enthusiast: a lovely green park, a camping site in the mountains and a dreamy sandy beach.
  • ACA NEOGEO Samurai Shodown II, Hamster Corporation – £6.29 (€6.99)
    Samurai Shodown II is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. The weapon-wielding fighting game returns stronger / sharper than ever! Four newcomers join the battle for a total of 15 combatants ready to step on the stage of grand battles. With the new Rage System and Weapon Breaking Attacks, epic and intense battles are waiting for you!
  • AeternoBlade, Corecell Technology – £13.49 (€14.99)
    In the region of Awelsia, vengeful Freyja travels with an unknown weapon called ‘AeternoBlade’. Freyja looks to take revenge on Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed her village, Ridgerode, and killed her tribe. Her vengeance is helped by Vernia, who has as much merit as Beladim. Vernia taught Freya about the abilities of AeternoBlade. Freya has to venture into many different world dimensions to discover how to annihilate Beladim. What is AeternoBlade? How can Freya take revenge on Beladim? Solve tons of mysteries in her adventure together!
  • Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back, Forever Entertainment – £3.59 (€4.49) until 15th February 2018, normally £3.99 (€4.99)
    Defeat famous opponents in musical duels. Immense yourself in fantastic story of Frederic’s endeavors. Catch all the Easter Eggs and subtle parodies hidden in the background. Practice your skills until perfection and become the Master of the Piano. The world of music is once again threatened. The art of soulful music, the kind that touches your heart, is in grave danger of disappearance. The evil forces that you fought so bravely are back! And they are even more powerful and desperate.
  • Her Majesty´s SPIFFING, Billy Goat Entertainment – £9.99 (€9.99)
    In the wake of a political crisis Britain finds itself increasingly isolated from global society. Frustrated by the demise of this once great nation Her Majesty the Queen concludes the elected representatives in London are no longer fit to govern her United Kingdom. Establishing S.P.I.F.F.I.N.G. (Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies) Her Majesty has turned to the stars in a bid to establish a new, Galactic British Empire!
  • Mad Carnage, QubicGames – £4.49 (€4.99)
    In the world after the Great War, you will take control of intimidating petrol beasts, each with their own unique weapons and gameplay mechanics. Upgrade your cars, then battle it out in Campaign mode or on one of the 8 Custom Game maps! Invite a friend for local Multiplayer versus! Can YOU survive the Mad Carnage?
  • Night in the Woods, Finji – £17.09 (€18.99)
    Join Mae on a trip through her hometown and into the dark on the other side. Night in the Woods is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world. Break stuff, play bass, hang out, walk on powerlines, jump between roofs, and discover strange and amazing and terrible things you never asked for. Come home and waste your life away in Possum Springs.
  • Shiftlings: Enhanced Edition, Rock Pocket Games – £8.46 (€9.36) until 15th February 2018, normally £11.29 (€12.49)
    Shiftlings is a colourful puzzle platformer with a twist! You’re controlling two quirky custodians who are tethered together; one large and one small. Play alone or work together with a friend to run, bounce and swap size through 55 challenging levels. Each level challenges you to utilize various mechanics to avoid traps and reach the objective. Collectible cola bottles add replay value by opening up new levels and challenges to experience.
  • Sky Force Reloaded, Infinite Dreams – £8.99 (€9.99)
    The shoot ‘em up you were looking for! Sky Force Reloaded is the spirit of the classic arcade shoot ‘em ups, captured with modern visuals and design. The new entry in the series will keep you entertained with all the things you’ve come to love in scrolling shooters. Meaty explosions, incinerating lasers, colossal bosses and diverse aircrafts to pilot.
  • SteamWorld Dig, Image & Form – £8.99 (€9.99)
    SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…
  • The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya, D3 Publisher – £15.99 (€19.99)
    What is The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya? This is a popular romance game for women. A closed island where baby boys are not born… A unique culture that is completely different from the mainland has been flourishing on the island. In the middle of the island, there is a district where men are gathered. Some women just want children. Others are looking for love. Knowingly deceived by a lie, and deceived in return, all in a single night’s dream. At the end, to whom is it that you will be talking of love?

Wii U Virtual Console Games

  • Battle Chopper, Irem – £5.39 (€5.99)
    Take control of a plucky little helicopter in this multidirectional scrolling shooter. Fight your way through volcanic terrain and underground lairs to hunt down bosses in the depths of the planet’s core and save the world from a mad scientist’s rule. Face unique enemies like the Gold and Ninja Helicopters while acing six stages within the time limit! Destroy special blocks to free crystals that you can collect and exchange for power-ups! Engage your enemies multi-directionally! Fire missiles above, wield shotguns from the sides and drop bombs on anyone below!
  • ImageFight, Irem – £5.39 (€5.99)
    Irem’s shoot ’em up game is back! First, clear the five battle simulation stages created by the Image Projector and master the advanced techniques of piloting the Daedalus. To pass the training courses, clear the levels with a score over 90%. Passing means you can get out there for the real thing: three stages of real combat in space! Make good use of the Pod system, too, with original techniques like the Pod Shot and Rocket Fire in your arsenal to challenge any aliens who think Earth is going to be easy prey!
  • ImageFight II, Irem – £7.19 (€7.99)
    This vertically scrolling shoot ’em up is the sequel to Image Fight, originally released on PC Engine. Three years after the Moon War, an alien force has come out of the Sagittarius sector of space and has turned its gaze on Earth.
    It’s up to ace pilot Show Sawamura to take control of the OF-1 Daedalus and the OF-3 Garuda and take this new threat head on, training in fierce “image fights” conducted in the virtual world. Score over 90 percent in your training missions to progress to real combat. Make good use of the Pod system, too. Master techniques like the Pod Shot and Rocket Fire to overcome all obstacles in your way! The day of invasion is predicted to occur in two years. Humankind must use the time it has left to fight for its survival!
  • Necromancer, Konami – £5.39 (€5.99)
    Necromancer is a horror RPG released in 1988. You are a hero who heads out on an adventure with two other allies in order to search for the Evil Holy Sword “Necromancer” to defeat an evil force that is about to take over the Kingdom of Ishmaelia. Defeat enemies to level up and travel the land to gather information about the Evil Holy Sword “Necromancer”.

Wii U Add-On Content

  • Minecraft: Nintendo Wii U Edition – Moana Character Pack, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)
    Set sail with Moana, Maui and all the crew from Motunui. How far will you go in Minecraft with this adventurous character set? You’re welcome!
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Wii U Edition – Skin Pack 1, Mojang – £1.59 (€1.99)
    Customize your character with this selection of stunning skins!

New Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Zig Zag Go, RCMADIAX – £1.39 (€1.49)
    Shapes on the go with Zig Zag Go! Use the touchscreen to switch directions quickly and avoid oncoming shapes. Endless fun for everyone!

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, Deep Silver – Free
    Master the Power of the White Chronicle and Repair Time! Unlock the time travelling power of the White Chronicle once again in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. This classic is an expanded from the original Nintendo DS game and contains a great deal of added gameplay/story content, updated presentation, and new ways to experience the adventure!

Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology – Chibi Theme, Deep Silver – Free
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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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