Nintendo eShop Releases: 1st February 2018 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America 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 eShop Sales
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Nintendo Switch Add-On Content

  • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack, Nintendo – $14.99
    The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack grants immediate access to Avatar items upon purchase and two waves of DLC as they are released. (The full game is required to access the DLC.) The Battle Pack contains two new Battle Pokémon and two new Support Pokémon Sets. With these Pokémon joining the fray, the battle is just getting started.
    Wave 1 launched on 31st January 2018 and contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu, and additional Avatar items.
    Wave 2 releases on 23rd March 2018 and contains Battle Pokémon Blastoise, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mew and Celebi, and additional Avatar items.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • AeternoBlade, Corecell Technology – Free
    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.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • 10 Second Run RETURNS, Blue Print – $6.54
    The legendary action game, “10 Second Run” is back! The rules (and controls) are simple: “Move Sideways” and “Jump & Dash” to get to the finish line in under 10 seconds! Unlock different types of stick figures as you clear the stages! Run solo or race against others in multiplayer mode! Any time, anywhere, with anyone, simply run, run, run! You’ll be surprised how much excitement is packed in 10 seconds- and how long 10 seconds can be!
  • 3D MiniGolf, Joindots – $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 – $7.99
    ACA NEOGEO Samurai Shodown II is a fighting game that was originally released by SNK in 1993. The game features 12 swordmasters, each with their own unique personality. They will battle it out among each other before taking on Shiro Tokisada Amakusa in the game’s climax. One of the unique characteristics of this game is the Rage Gauge which fills up as the player takes damage. Once that gauge is full the character’s attacks do more damage, keeping the battles tense and exciting.
  • AeternoBlade, Corecell Technology – $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.
  • Black Hole, Dufgames – $5.99 (available Tuesday 6th February 2018)
    Black Hole is an arcade-style twin-stick shooter in space. Choose your ship and embark on a dangerous and action packed flight through multiple black holes. Shoot everything you can see and collect everything you can find.
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition, Brace Yourself Games – $19.99
    Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award-winning hardcore rhythm-based dungeon crawling game. Players must move on the beat to navigate randomly generated dungeons and battle dancing skeletons, zombies and dragons, while grooving to the game’s award-winning Danny Baranowsky soundtrack. Players can even team up with a friend in local co-op mode.
  • Dandara, Raw Fury – $11.99 (available Tuesday 6th February 2018)
    Welcome to a unique 2D platformer full of mystical creatures and boundless exploration. Defy gravity as you jump across floors, walls and ceilings alike. Discover the mysteries and secrets hidden throughout the world of Salt and its diverse array of characters. Empower Dandara for combat and survival against enemies bent on oppression.
  • Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back, Forever Entertainment – $4.99
    Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back. The Bigger, Better, More Awesome sequel. Great new tracks. Great new locations. Great new features. Great new story. Defeat famous opponents in musical duels. Immense yourself in a fantastic story of Frederic’s endeavours. Catch all the Easter Eggs and subtle parodies hidden in the background. Practice your skills to perfection and become the Master of the Piano.
  • Her Majesty’s SPIFFING, Billy Goat Entertainment – $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.
  • Island Flight Simulator, Joindots – $19.99
    Enjoy fantastic open-ended gameplay, touch down in the tropics and transport freight between twelve exotic islands in more than a hundred exciting missions. Only the most daring pilots will take the risk of accepting both highly lucrative and illegal missions from shifty clients.
  • Mad Carnage, QubicGames – $4.99 (available Friday 2nd February 2018)
    Follow John Carnage in his post-apocalyptic adventure in the world of Mad Carnage, created in collaboration with Evan Currie, a bestselling sci-fi novelist! 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?
  • Mercenary Kings Reloaded, Tribute Games – $19.99 (available Tuesday 6th February 2018)
    In this frantic 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you must do what it takes to stop them.
  • Night in the Woods, Finji – $19.99
    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 – $11.25
    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.
  • Sky Force Reloaded, Infinite Dreams – $9.99
    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 – $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 Darkside Detective, Isometric Dreams – $12.99 (available Wednesday 7th February 2018)
    Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That’s where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will. He is The Darkside Detective.

Wii U Virtual Console Games

  • Battle Chopper, Konami – $5.99
    Fly through each stage and destroy enemies in your path. Shoot the “bricks” located throughout each stage, to reveal crystals. Pick-up the crystals to get money for different weapons and power-ups. Spend wisely! A boss awaits you at the end of each stage. Defeat the boss to move on to the next stage.
  • Necromancer, Konami – $5.99
    Necromancer is a horror RPG released for the TurboGrafx-16 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 Games

  • Toon War, Lemondo Games – $9.99
    Toon War is a twin-stick shooter game with colourful and vivid graphics. Your mission is to liberate peaceful villages from evil forces, eliminate enemies and win over dangerous bosses.

Nintendo 3DS Demos

  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, ATLUS – Free
    Unlock the time travelling power of the White Chronicle once again in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. This beloved classic is an expanded from the original Nintendo 3DS game and contains a great deal of added gameplay/story content, updated presentation, and new ways to experience the adventure!

New Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Now I know my ABCs 2, Skunk Software – $8.99
    Now I know my ABCs 2 is a fun and interactive way to learn the alphabet. You’re shown step-by-step how to write each letter. Your goal is to write every letter in both lowercase and uppercase. After you complete writing each letter a cool animation plays, giving positive reinforcement to help encourage the learning of even more letters!

Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Pokémon: Team Plasma (Pokémon Black and Pokémon White)
  • Pokémon: Team Plasma (Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2)
  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Chibi Theme
  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Theme
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