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


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

Nintendo eShop Sales
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week on Nintendo of America’s website.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Star Ghost, Squarehead Studios – Free
    A Metagon war fleet has been detected at the outer perimeter. Patrol 12 star systems in the most advanced star fighter ever built. Navigate the perilous fragments of exploding planets, survive intense asteroid fields and dogfight with deadly Sentinel ships as you defend against the relentless onslaught of the formidable Metagon empire. Blast your way through beautiful neon star systems with dynamic level generation for a different experience every time.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • A Normal Lost Phone, Plug In Digital – $5.99
    You have just found a phone. Now find out the truth. A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player. The game takes the shape of a narrative investigation: you have to search the phone’s text messages, pictures and applications, in order to learn about its former owner. Through this phone, you uncover Sam’s life, friends, family and relationships, until the evening when they turn 18 and mysteriously disappear.
  • ACA NEOGEO Sengoku 2, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Join the Heroes of Light as they battle across time itself to save history from evil! Sengoku 2 is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1993. Take on the role of a warrior summoned by a shrine princess, and fight over various historical periods in order to defeat the dark monarch.
  • Air Hockey, Sabec – $9.99
    Play Air Hockey and rediscover the fun and and excitement of this classic arcade game anywhere. With stunning 3D graphics, you’ll be transported straight back to the arcades of your youth. Air Hockey takes full advantage of HD giving you stunning crisp graphics. Play against another player in TWO player mode or against the smart artificial intelligence (Ai) player so winning won’t come easy.
  • Arcade Archives Star Force, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    This is a pure shooting game masterpiece! Aim for the highest score! Star Force is a shooting game released in 1984 by Tehkan (now Koei Tecmo Games). It was very popular due to its variety of hidden bonuses as well as the competitiveness for achieving high scores.
  • Damascus Gear Operation Tokyo, Arc System Works – $14.99
    The one and only robot customization hack ‘n’ slash! Due to the bioweapons, “Rages” of which we lost control, the surface of the earth as we know it has been taken over. Wield the humanoid robot, “Gears” to take back the city! Gears are enhanced through equipping a variety of over 460 parts. Find the perfect combination that suits your playstyle.
  • Detention, Coconut Island Games – $12.99
    Detention is a unique atmospheric horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese/East Asian culture, religious elements and mythology. Based on the 1960s Taiwan under martial law, in this 2D atmospheric horror side-scroller, the player control characters who venture into the school beset by hostile supernatural events to uncover stories behind the haunted place. Incorporated the game provided players with unique graphics and gaming experience.
  • Fear Effect Sedna, Square Enix – $17.99 (available Tuesday 6th March)
    Harness your team’s dynamic abilities to tackle enemies and puzzles like never before. Thrilling action and stealth gameplay enhanced by the Fear system, an exciting story and ultra-stylish cutscenes. Harness your team’s dynamic abilities to tackle enemies and puzzles like never before. This is the quintessential sequel for existing fans and a perfect starting point for newcomers.
  • Grid Mania, QubicGames – $3.99 (available Friday 2nd March)
    Put your brain to the test with Grid Mania, simple but challenging logical puzzle game. Solve over 170 levels in 4 different modes: Casual Puzzle – No pressure, place each ball on its right spot without worrying about the number of moves you can make; Quick Challenge – Levels must be completed in just a few moves; Grid Madness – Make the most of your brainpower to fill the whole level with colors in Match-3 style game; and Chain Reaction – Build large chains of balls of the same color in a fun but mind-boggling maze.
  • Guilt Battle Arena, ForwardXP – $9.99
    As a member of The GUILT Patrol, you must battle the Dreadful Judge and his evil minions to bring peace back to the galaxy. In this frantic 2D couch combat game, you have one bullet to fire at your opponents. After firing your gun, you must “rebound” your bullet before firing again. This grin inducing mechanic introduces a new strategic element where thinking about where your bullet will land is as important as where you shoot!
  • Little Triangle, Konandenki – $14.99
    Little Triangle is a side-scrolling action game. Button operations are simply walking and jumping. Complete the stages by defeating the unique enemy characters and bosses!
  • Mulaka, Lienzo – $19.98
    Dive into northern Mexico’s breathtaking landscapes with Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara. Embark on the journey of a Sukurúame, a Tarahumara shaman known for impressive running abilities. Fight back the foulness corrupting the land, while drawing upon the powers of demigods.
  • North, Sometimes You – $2.99 (available Tuesday 6th March)
    Dealing with the issue of the contemporary refugee crisis while at the same time being deeply rooted in a classical cyberpunk atmosphere à la Blade Runner, North features a dark synthpop soundtrack, a sprawling mega-city and weird monster-like inhabitants.
  • Outlast: Bundle of Terror, Red Barrels – $24.99
    In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now. Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.
  • Packet Queen #, Studio F-Sharp – $4.99
    Select, Collect, Win the title of The Packet Queen! Divide up the packets that appear one after another, and aim to get a higher score than your opponent. This is a competitive-type active solitaire game where you aim for a high score by gathering the necessary packets while avoiding specific colors and putting them together in poker-style hands. There are 39 stickers to collect based on how you play. Includes VS Mode where you can compete against other players over the Internet. Aim for a high rank after completing story mode!
  • Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated, iFun4all – $9.99
    Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated is the refreshed, updated, remastered, and enhanced edition of the beloved Wii tower defense-like game! With updated graphics built from the ground up in Unity and a brand-new chapter where we’ve exchanged soldiers for zombies, it’s just better than ever!
  • Poisoft Thud Card, Poisoft – $2.99
    Aim to be the world’s top Thud player in this card game from developer Poisoft. A Thud is when the sum of the hands matches other people’s layout, and you can discard the same suit as the table card or a number card.
  • Scribblenauts: Showdown, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – $39.99 (available Tuesday 6th March)
    Use your imagination and go head-to-head in the ultimate multiplayer showdown. Enjoy a party-style Scribblenauts experience, conjuring more than 35,000 objects from the vast Scribblenauts dictionary to outsmart your opponent in more than 25 mini-games.
  • Subsurface Circular, Ant Workshop – $5.99
    A detective stationed on the Subsurface Circular investigates a series of disappearances among the city’s robotic working class. Collect words and phrases, and then use them in dialogue puzzles to uncover the world’s secrets and determine its future.
  • Super Toy Cars, Eclipse Games – $9.99 (available Friday 2nd March)
    Super Toy Cars is a tabletop arcade combat racing game featuring fast and cool looking cars, impressive tracks made of everyday objects and a bunch of power-ups that will let you destroy your opposition. Collect all cars and upgrades to keep up with competition while you progress in career mode or have a quick race either against AI opponents or against friends. You can play up to 4 players locally.
  • Totes the Goat, Atooi – $4.99
    How totes is your goat? I think this’ll totes float your boat! Happily hop your little goat through this modernized vision of classic and beloved arcade gameplay. Totes the Goat is a charming game with vibrant voxel art and a cast of fun playable characters to unlock. It will have you leaping like a kid in no time!

Wii U Games

  • RTO 2, nuGAME – $9.99
    RTO 2 is a side-scrolling first-person shooter with elements from the survival horror genre. Take control of a 6-man team through four episodes and do your best to survive and complete your mission. RTO 2 features randomly generated levels and permadeath. It will pitch you up against hordes of enemies and test your survival skills.
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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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