Nintendo eShop Releases: 25th January 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, and Nintendo 3DS – as well as plentiful discounts across all platforms.

Nintendo eShop Sales
Looking for something new to play? Download great digital games to play anytime, anywhere—and in a whole new way—with Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch system. Starting at 9am PT, you can get up to 30 percent off select digital games for Nintendo Switch. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points on qualifying digital purchases, so it’s a win-win. Act fast, though, as this sale only runs until 1st February 2018. You can check Nintendo of America’s website for more details.

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 – $7.99
    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 – $7.99
    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 – $19.99
    Brave hundreds of hand-crafted challenges in this super-tight platformer, as you help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain. The controls are simple and accessible, but with layers of expressive depth to master, and every death is a lesson. Lightning-fast respawns keep you climbing as you uncover the mysteries of the mountain and brave its many perils.
  • Dustoff Heli Rescue 2, Rainy Frog – $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, One or Eight – $4.50
    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 – $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.
  • Space Dave, Choice Provisions – $9.99
    Space Dave!, the spiritual successor to the hit game Woah Dave!, is a modern take on the fixed shooters of yesteryear. Defend your ground against the alien onslaught! Protect your terrain from their endless arsenal of weapons!
  • STRIKERS1945 II, Zerodiv – $7.99
    If you went to a video arcade, you might know a certain name… The name is “Psikyo.” The Psikyo made an awful disaster that were 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.
  • Super One More Jump, SMG Studio – $7
    Super One More Jump is a hand-crafted, frantic, one touch arcade platformer. Simple to learn one button controls. Hard to master levels. Test your muscle memory, concentration and sanity!
  • Tachyon Project, Eclipse Games – $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).

    • Tales of the Tiny Planet, Joindots – $19.99
      Tales of the Tiny Planet tells the story of a Planet searching through the galaxies for his lost friends. You have the ability to manipulate the world elements to guide him safely through the galaxies in this Physics-Puzzle-Adventure. Will the missing planet be behind the next portal? Find out, Beat the high-score or compete with your friends in this new Physics-Puzzle!
    • Tennis, D3Publisher – $7.99
      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 Pro Controller, but also by swing the Joy-Con or touch the screen.
    • ZERO GUNNER 2-, Zerodiv – $7.99
      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-.

    Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Games

    • Pokémon Crystal Version, Nintendo – $TBC
      Originally released for the Game Boy Color system in 2000, the Pokémon Crystal game added several new features to the Pokémon franchise. For the first time, players could choose a female or male character, and Pokémon battles featured animation. And now, this game is available in 2D via the Virtual Console service and invites you to explore the Johto region again—or for the first time. The Pokémon Crystal Version game launches on 26th January 2018.

    New Nintendo 3DS Games

    • Zig Zag Go, RCMADIAX – $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!
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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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