Nintendo eShop Releases: 25th January 2018 (Europe)

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

Permanent Nintendo Switch Conditional Discount

  • Sparkle 2 Evo, Forever Entertainment – £2.24 (€2.49) for owners of Qbik, Violett, or Frederic: Resurrection of Music, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Violett, Forever Entertainment – £4.49 (€4.99) for owners of Qbik, Sparkle 2 EVO, or Frederic: Resurrection of Music, normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Special Offers – Nintendo Switch

  • Bulb Boy, Bulbware – £5.03 (€5.59) until 1st February 2018, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Chess Ultra, Ripstone Publishing – £8.99 (€11.24) until 1st February 2018, normally £9.99 (€12.49)
  • NBA 2K18, 2K – £35.74 (€45.49) until 1st February 2018, normally £54.99 (€69.99)
  • NBA 2K18 Legend Edition, 2K – £42.49 (€49.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £84.99 (€99.99)
  • NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold, 2K – £65.99 (€82.49) until 1st February 2018, normally £119.99 (€149.99)
  • Sparkle 2 Evo, Forever Entertainment – £2.24 (€2.49) until 8th February 2018, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Tennis in the Face, 10tons – £3.59 (€3.99) until 31st January 2018, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • The Bridge, The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild – £5.39 (€5.99) until 22nd February 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3, Jackbox Games – £16.02 (€19.19) until 8th February 2018, normally £20.03 (€23.99)
  • Violett, Forever Entertainment – £4.49 (€4.99) until 8th February 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • WWE 2K18, 2K – £19.99 (€22.49) until 1st February 2018, normally £39.99 (€44.99)
  • WWE 2K18 Digital Deluxe Edition, 2K – £26.09 (€29.24) until 1st February 2018, normally £57.99 (€64.99)

Special Offers – Wii U Add-On Content

  • Aqua TV – Oceanus, Extra Miles Studio – £0.99 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.99 (€2.35)
  • Aqua TV – Poseidon, Extra Miles Studio – £0.99 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.99 (€2.35)
  • Aqua TV – Thetis, Extra Miles Studio – £0.99 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.99 (€2.35)

Special Offers – Wii U

  • 360 Breakout, nuGAME – £4.20 (€4.90) until 22nd February 2018, normally £6 (€7)
  • Double Breakout II, nuGAME – £4.20 (€4.90) until 22nd February 2018, normally £6 (€7)
  • RTO, nuGame – £6.39 (€7.19) until 22nd February 2018, normally £7.99 (€8.99)
  • Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself, Petite Games – £1.34 (€1.49) until 8th February 2018, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • The Bridge, The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild – £5.39 (€5.99) until 22nd February 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Triple Breakout, nuGAME – £3.49 (€3.49) until 8th February 2018, normally £4.99 (€4.99)

Special Offers – New Nintendo 3DS

  • Double Breakout, nuGAME – £4.20 (€4.90) until 22nd February 2018, normally £6 (€7)
  • Pinball Breakout, nuGAME – £4.20 (€4.90) until 22nd February 2018, normally £6 (€7)
  • RTO, nuGAME – £6.39 (€7.19) until 22nd February 2018, normally £7.99 (€8.99)
  • Super Destronaut 3D, Petite Games – £1.34 (€1.49) until 8th February 2018, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Triple Breakout, nuGAME – £3.49 (€3.49) until 22nd February 2018, normally £4.99 (€4.99)

Special Offers – Nintendo 3DS

  • Kutar Concert Staff, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.69 (€0.69) until 8th February 2018, normally £0.99 (€0.99)
  • Kutar Jump Rope, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.69 (€0.69) until 8th February 2018, normally £0.99 (€0.99)
  • Kutar Magic Ball, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.69 (€0.69) until 8th February 2018, normally £0.99 (€0.99)
  • Kutar Quiz, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.69 (€0.69) until 8th February 2018, normally £0.99 (€0.99)
  • Kutar Tube Rider, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.69 (€0.69) until 8th February 2018, normally £0.99 (€0.99)

Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders

  • Aegis Defenders, Humble Bundle – £14.99 (€19.99)
    Explore, build, and defend in this unique mashup of Action-Platformer and Tower Defense strategy. You play as a team of Ruinhunters searching for the one thing that can save their village – a legendary weapon known as Aegis.
  • Dandara, Raw Fury – £10.79 (€11.99) until 5th February 2018, normally £13.49 (€14.99)
    The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara. Welcome to a unique 2D Metroidvania 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. Awaken, Dandara, to bring freedom and balance to this directionless world.

Nintendo Switch Add-on Content

  • Chess Ultra: Easter Island chess set, Ripstone Publishing – Free
    The Easter Island chess set is inspired by the mysterious Moai of Easter Island, Polynesia. These head-like, monolithic chess pieces have been beautifully crafted, bringing the Moai not only to life – but to the chess board. This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.
  • Chess Ultra: Imperial chess set, Ripstone Publishing – £7.99 (€9.99)
    Bring a touch of luxury to the board with the Imperial chess set for Chess Ultra. Handcrafted and embellished with jewels fit for a King, the Imperial pack contains two exclusive chessmen designs. The Ruby and Emerald set radiate elegance with polished gold adorned with the finest gemstones, whilst the Platinum and Onyx set provides a striking contrast with stylish gunmetal pieces and elegant stones to match. Make a statement with this exquisite chess set for Chess Ultra. This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Small Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
    An additional pack of 45 new puzzles in smaller sizes. (10 10×10 puzzles and 35 15×15 puzzles).
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Mixed Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
    An additional pack of 30 new puzzles across all sizes. (5 10×10 puzzles, 6 15×15 puzzles, 9 15×20 puzzles and 10 20×20 puzzles).
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Large Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
    An additional pack of 30 new puzzles in larger sizes. (15 15×20 puzzles and 15 20×20 puzzles).

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • INVERSUS Deluxe, Hypersect – Free
    INVERSUS Deluxe is a competitive and cooperative arcade shooter with a mind-bending twist. Player movement is constrained to opposite colours of a black and white grid. My walls are your paths and your walls are my paths. Each shot flips tile colours in an attempt to block, trap and close in on the enemy.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO World Heroes 2, Hamster Corporation – £6.29 (€6.99)
    World Heroes 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1993. Players are able to take part in epic battles between 14 historic figures such as Hanzo Hattori and Jeanne. Players can enjoy numerous battle strategies via the simple but deep game system featuring mechanics such as “Throw Back” and “Projectile Bounce Back.”
  • Arcade Archives Kid Niki Radical Ninja, Hamster Corporation – £6.29 (€6.99)
    Kid Niki Radical Ninja is an action game released in 1986 by IREM. Destroy the enemies in your way and defeat the boss that appears in each stage as you head to the castle to save the captured princess. Enjoy the colourful stages and unique enemies as you battle along and aim for a high score.
  • Celeste, Matt Makes Games – £17.99 (€19.99)
    Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of multiplayer classic TowerFall. This is it, Madeline. Just breathe. You can do this.
  • ChromaGun, Pixel Maniacs – £17.99 (€19.99)
    Welcome to ChromaTec’s test lab! You’re here to test our newest military-grade colour-technology: The ChromaGun (patent pending)! Use it to try and solve our test chambers. The basic principle is as easy as applying it is complex: Exit the chambers via the exit doors. But be wary of the WorkerDroids in charge of maintaining the chambers. They’re not exactly what you and I would call “human-friendly.”
  • Dustoff Heli Rescue 2, Rainy Frog – £13.49 (€14.99)
    Jump into the hot seat of a combat helicopter and fly behind enemy lines under heavy fire as you search and rescue hostages! Play through 35 tense missions that include rescuing hostages, providing air support, protecting convoys and of course wiping out the enemy. Tackle windy deserts, snow storms, blazing forests and weave through underground caves in search for your men. Fly 12 different machines and gradually upgrade each with more powerful guns, rockets and missiles as you take the fight to the enemy!
  • Earth Wars, OneorEight – £4 (€4)
    In the year 2020, the world has become a nest for the unknown hostile organisms (E.B.E.). No current weapons appear to make any impact on the E.B.E. leaving humanity powerless, and on the brink of destruction. However, humanity has now got one last hope for survival in the development of bioarmor which fuses the EBE’s body tissue with metal. These are the Special Enhanced A.N.T.I troops who have incorporated this weaponry with remodelling surgery. With the power of the A.N.T.I., humanity for the first time successfully destroys the EBE Baron class. In the wake of this victory, humanity has mounted a large-scale counter-offensive. With the hopes of the new strength of the A.N.T.I.
  • Fantasy Hero ~unsigned legacy~, Arc System Works – £8.99 (€9.99)
    Save the world in “Fantasy Hero -unsigned legacy-“, by choosing from one of four heroes, and reclaiming what was lost to the Decoders! Set yourself on fire and charge head in, or pulverize them with powerful throws. Like keeping a safe distance from your opponents? Then, pick them off with projectiles, or send your robot in to do your bidding. The variety of combat styles and skills will let players build heroes to their liking.
  • Island Flight Simulator, Joindots – £17.99 (€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.
  • Lost Sphear, Square Enix – £39.99 (€49.99)
    The adventure of Lost Sphear begins in a remote town of Elgarthe where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. Facing an ominous power that threatens the fabric of reality he must awaken the power of Memory to restore the ‘Lost’. To stop the world from disappearing forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world mustering different Memory and crafting the world around them.
  • Shu, Coatsink – £7.69 (€8.49)
    When the great and terrible Storm destroys Shu’s village, he embarks on a desperate journey to survive. On his travels he’ll encounter stranded villagers; survivors of the devastation that need his help. In return for his assistance, these peculiar characters will grant Shu unique special abilities that he can use to traverse the treacherous path ahead. Their only hope is to work together, in search of sanctuary – and a way to stop the Storm. Can you outrun the end of world?
  • STRIKERS1945 II, Zerodiv – £6.99 (€6.99)
    If you went to a video arcade, you might know a certain name… The name is “Psikyo.” The Psikyo made an awful disaster that was called “Psikyo Bullets.” Many players felt an indignation about speedy bullets from enemies and they cried at the end. However, they were attracted to the magical power of “Psikyo Bullets” before they know. Psikyo’s games were named “Psikyo Shooting” by big fans and Psikyo Shooting is divided into a different game genre or not. STRIKERS1945 II is also one of the works of “Psikyo Shooting”.
  • Super One More Jump, SMG Studio – £4.99 (€5.59)
    Super One More Jump is a hand-crafted intense arcade platformer. Simple to learn one button controls. Hard to master levels. Test your muscle memory, concentration and sanity!
  • Tachyon Project, Eclipse Games – £7.19 (€7.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
    Tachyon Project is an action-packed dual-stick shooter driven by a story. Through the story mode, you’ll progressively unlock all the weapons, secondary weapons and perks available to configure your ship. You’ll need them to face the increasingly hard enemies you’ll find with over 30 different types (including 4 bosses).
  • Tennis, D3Publisher – £6.29 (€6.99)
    A tennis game that can be picked up and played by anyone. Enjoy the game by yourself, or play against family and friends. With 8 characters and 6 courts available, feel the excitement that tennis brings. The game can be played not only with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller but also by swing the Joy-Con or touch the screen.
  • ZERO GUNNER 2-, Zerodiv – £6.99 (€6.99)
    Famous for its cool world and innovatively omnidirectional shooting system, ZERO GUNNER 2, is coming back as ZERO GUNNER 2-. Let’s blast off every enemy’s planes from various sides of your screen. Fans who have enjoyed Psikyo Shooting will definitely enjoy this new Zero Gunner 2-. The compilation of Psikyo shooting game, ZERO GUNNER 2-, is reviving now!

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Games

  • Pokémon Crystal Version, Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)
    Delve into the mysterious world of Pokémon Crystal! Although this unique companion to Pokémon Gold and Silver shares many of the exciting adventures and challenges of its predecessors, a host of new changes, both big and small, add up to a brand-new experience.

Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Hello Kitty and Her Hobbies, Sanrio – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Hello Kitty is a Deejay, Sanrio – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Hello Kitty is a Planet, Sanrio – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Hello Kitty is a Pretty Postman, Sanrio – £0.89 (€0.99)
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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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