Nintendo eShop Releases: 24th May 2018 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new demos and games for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS – 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 at Nintendo of America’s website.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, Nintendo – Free
    The free Nintendo Switch demo for this sushi-eating, plate-throwing puzzle-action-RPG and the option to pre-purchase is now available in Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • 6180 the moon, Turtle Cream – $3.99
    6180 the moon is a platformer game with a unique mechanic. It offers a fresh, unseen game play style by connecting the top and bottom of the screen. This allows in a mechanic with delightfully long jumps and no fear of “slipping” to death.
  • ACA NEOGEO Top Player’s Golf, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Top Player’s Golf is a sports game released in 1990 by SNK. Three modes, Stroke Play, Match Play, and Nassau Game, are available along with two types of courses. You’ll find yourself fully absorbed in this game’s immersive graphics and strategic skill planning.
  • Arcade Archives Ikki, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Ikki is an action game that was released from Sunsoft in 1985. Players control Gombe of farmers, to go to raid evil magistrate, will defeat confronting enemies. In this work, players can enjoy two co-op play. Player 2 will operate Tago. In-Game Language: Japanese Only.
  • Atomine, MixedBag – $8.99 (available Friday 25th May)
    Atomine is a twin-stick procedural rogue-lite shooter set in a virtual world with minimalist design, where the player recounts on the screen the real events of STUXNET, the first weapon ever created in the form of computer virus.
  • Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos, Zerouno Games – $5.99
    Who is the inhabitant 64? The town of Flamingo’s Creek is a place that appears every 25 years in Albatross Road, a neighborhood that only appears in nightmares. Follow the FBI agent Watracio Walpurgis in his adventures trying to scape from this eerie and gooey village. Meet stranges and paranoids inhabitants, brake up your brain to solve puzzles in the most hilarius and surrealistic situations, defeat the Wendigo, get mad with cosmic laser chickens, scape from monsters that went out by the night to search ufos to eat, discover thousands of secrets…
  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Inti Creates – $9.99
    Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle. Zangetsu will meet fellow travelers along the way, who can join your journey as playable characters. Alternating to these characters with their unique abilities will unlock new paths through the treacherous stages. Your choices in recruiting these adventurers will change the difficulty of the game, and may even affect the ending.
  • Dead Fun Pack: Penguins and Aliens Strike Again, EnjoyUp Games – $6.99
    Dead Fun Pack: Penguins and Aliens Strike Again is a collection for those who love challenges, including Run Run and Die and Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead. Both games, designed by Pixel Bones Studio, offer very simple playability and a colourful look while challenging the player’s reflexes.
  • Die for Valhalla!, Monster Couch – $9.99 (available Tuesday 29th May)
    Die for Valhalla! is an action RPG where you hack, slash and crush your enemies! Possess and take full control of heroes, monsters and other things to help Vikings save their realm! You are a Valkyrie, from Old Norse valkyrja “chooser of the slain”. You embark on a quest that will lead you through strange lands where Norse Mythology collides with Lovecraftian mythos. Sounds Weird? Well, because it is!
  • Discovery, noowanda – $7.99
    Explore a giant world made of blocks and modify it with your own creations. Construct houses, build entire villages, cities, monumental constructions or dig deep underground. Place torches or design complex electric circuits to light up your creations in the dark and enjoy the beautiful day and night cycles. Build alone or together with friends in split-screen multiplayer mode for up to 4 players.
  • Dungeon Rushers, Plug In Digital – $14.99 (available Friday 25th May)
    Dungeon Rushers is a 2D tactical RPG combining dungeon crawler’s gameplay and turn-based fights. Manage your team, loot dusty dungeons, crush armies of monsters and craft mighty equipment. Be part of an epic adventure with a colourful cast of characters in an off-beat universe.
  • Escape Game: Aloha, SilverStar – $5.99
    Can You Escape This Place? You are in a beautiful villa overlooking the sea in Hawaii. Find and combine items, solve puzzles, then escape! After the ending, play hide-and-seek with animals!? Can you find them all?
  • Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory, NIS America – $39.99 (available Tuesday 29th May)
    Return to the battlefield of Fenumia, where a besieged nation stands on the brink of war. See the conflict through the lenses of Princess Cecille and Legatus Laendur, one who would restore her kingdom to its former glory and one who would see a new nation rise in its place. Combining both Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion and Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire for the first time on one console, Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory includes all new art, Exemplars, monsters, bosses and challenges not found in the original releases. See the story from all sides anywhere you go in Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory.
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition, Natsume – $39.99 (available Tuesday 29th May)
    Looking for a fresh start and some new surroundings, you set off on a voyage to begin your new life! Unfortunately, the weather has different plans, as your ship is hit by a storm, and goes down! You drift into a small harbor town, now in shambles from the storm, where a young doctor named Jeanne saves your life. The town has been deserted, but you’re never one to back down from a challenge! It will be up to you to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse… but it won’t be easy!
  • Ikaruga, Nicalis – $14.99 (available Tuesday 29th May)
    A rebel pilot named Shinra must battle an enemy nation using a specially designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can alternate between two energy polarities (black or white) at the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same colour as Shinra’s ship can be absorbed, while the opposite colour will do damage.
  • Jumping Joe & Friends, QubicGames – $4.99 (available Friday 25th May)
    Help Joe and his fellas on their upwards journey. Be quick as a flash and dodge roaring cannonballs, vicious bats and other traps. Perform high scores or leave your competitors in the dust!
  • Jurassic Pinball, EnjoyUp Games – $1.99 (available Friday 25th May)
    Enjoy Jurassic Pinball, a perfect reproduction of a real pinball machine, with all the graphic details and sounds. Discover all the secrets, complete all the missions and become number one in the world or the best among your Friends, posting your high score on the online leaderboard.
  • Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition, Plug In Digital – $14.99 (available Tuesday 29th May)
    Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90’s. Take on the roles of in-game players taking on the roles of their characters in a traditional pen and paper RPG session in the ultimate meta roleplaying experience. As both the playing characters AND the game master, players can choose which battles to fight. Put together a bunch of monsters to make for a challenging fight and your efforts will be equally rewarded!
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary, THQ Nordic – $29.99 (available Tuesday 29th May)
    10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay Anniversary is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game: high-resolution textures; new, more detailed character models; modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound give this great classic a new shine.
  • Mecha Storm, ENP Games – $19.99 (available Friday 25th May)
    Fight for the destiny of the Galaxy by completing over 50 challenging missions in exciting mech vs mech combat! Utilize various strategies, and mech-types to claim victory against the enemy. Prove yourself by mastering close-combat, mid-range tactics, and long-range shooting. The end is drawing nigh, and the Galaxy is waiting. Will you choose to answer your call?
  • N++, Metanet Software – $14.99
    N++ is a fast-paced, momentum-based platformer about darting around obstacles, narrowly evading enemies and collecting gold in a beautiful minimalist landscape. N++ is all about using your momentum to complete levels and get high scores, but in this sci-fi world, there’s a slew of inadvertently homicidal enemy robots trying to prevent you from completing your goal.
  • PixelJunk Monsters 2, Spike Chunsoft – $14.99 (available Friday 25th May)
    In the acclaimed tower defence series’ first ever official sequel, play as Tikiman and build towers to defend your Tiki Hut from the monster hordes. The sequel brings with it four-player online co-op, new and sometimes quite explosive fruit bombs and on top of that, the game has been fully re-imagined in beautifully detailed 3D. Get ready to defend your Chibis again in this fun and addictive game for all the family.
  • Punch Club, tinyBuild – $14.99
    Your father was brutally murdered before your eyes. Now you must train hard, eat chicken and punch dudes in the face to earn your place in the Punch Club ranks, and discover who ended your father’s life. Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines. Your goal is clear, but how you get there depends on whether you want to legitimately climb the rankings, or take the more ridiculous, shady route.
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Capcom – $39.99 (available Tuesday 29th May)
    Celebrate Street Fighter’s historic legacy with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, a massive collection of 12 Street Fighter games that encompass the Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha series.
  • Yoku’s Island Express, Team17 – $17.99 (available Tuesday 29th May)
    Yoku has arrived on Mokumana and he’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise! However, an ancient Island deity is trapped in a restless sleep – and it’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration, in an amazing adventure to help those in need!
  • Zen Bound 2, Secret Exit – $14.99
    Wrap your way to bliss in Zen Bound 2, the unique down-tempo indie game! This is an opportunity to slow down, zone out, and focus on a task that’s challenging but not stressful: a set of gentle spatial puzzles. The goal of the game is to paint wooden sculptures by wrapping them with rope. You accomplish this by rotating the Joy-Con in your hands like it were the sculpture on the screen – a simple task with surprising complexity.

Wii U Games

  • Cycle of Eternity: Space Anomaly, RandomSpin – $4.99
    The story is twisted around three graduates of the space fleet, who fell into a time trap. Trying to get home they get into an even bigger mess. Fight with enemies, improve your ships, go through the story and try to free your heroes from the space trap!

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, Nintendo – $39.99
    As a team, defend a post-apocalyptic Wild West from an invasion of transforming rock monsters alongside your Mii character, Dillon the armadillo and his squirrel engineer, Russ. Recruit hired gunners to back you up in battle, and then roll into fights and high-speed chases and take down waves of enemies as Dillon, the “Red Flash” himself.
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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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