Nintendo eShop Releases: 31st January 2019 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new add-on content, 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 on Nintendo of America’s website.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Bad North, Raw Fury – Free (available Saturday 2nd February)
    Your home is under attack. The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Hope is a distant glimmer in the fog, fading fast with every passing moment. As you rise to take your father’s place as ruler, it will fall to you to stage your defenses. But make no mistake – this is no fight for victory, but a desperate grasp for survival.
  • The Path of Motus, Michael Hicks – Free (available Tuesday 5th February)
    Will you let other people stop you from pursuing your dreams? For generations, a village of goblins has been trapped inside a mysterious forest; anyone who attempts to leave returns hopeless and defeated. Determined to break new ground, a young goblin named Motus plans to build a series of bridges through the forest. However, his perseverance will soon be tested, as he meets bullies that use their own words to stop him. Will you find a way through life’s forest, or like others be lost in its depths with no will to continue?

Nintendo Switch Games

  • AGARTHA-S, mebius. – $7.99
    The newest action game that makes feel nostalgic is born here now. You will become an explorer and aim for the utopia “Agartha” deep in the ground. Cellular automaton reproduces natural phenomena in the underground world, which is the same physical law as the real world. Water flows, rocks pile up and collapse, The steam condenses into water by coldness, and when the temperature falls further, it turns into ice. Plants grow in soil, magma warms the circumference and oil ignites.
  • Akihabara CRASH! 123STAGE+1, DORASU – $8
    It is not only to destroy the block! This is “Evolutionary system of Breakout!” Various items come out Item Block; Bomb Block which can destroy a certain range of blocks; Gravity Block in which the trajectory of the ball changes;
    or Slide Block which slips in the direction of inclination when tilting the controller.
  • Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings, Blindflug Studios – $17.99
    Welcome to Granaria, a flying city in the clouds. Meet Amelia – a young pilot and fisherwoman wishing to reach the abundant world’s edge. Sky fishing became a really dangerous job, with pirates roaming around everywhere. So start your engines, arm your airplane and get ready to make the catch of a lifetime!
  • Arcade Archives Bomb Jack, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Bomb Jack is an action game that was released by Tehkan (Koei Tecmo Games) in 1984. Players control ‘Jack’, a superhero who can leap and glide, to collect all bombs in game stages. By retrieving the ignited bombs first, you can earn bonus points and fill up your Power gauge.
  • Avenger Bird, Ultimate Games – $2.30 (available Tuesday 5th February)
    Avenger Bird is a platform side-scroller game with pixel-art graphics, but your hero isn’t just a regular hero. You are playing a bird that can flap it’s tiny wings to fly and glide for a limited distances. It’s a retro inspired 16-bit era game with innovative and challenging fly/glide mechanic.
  • Balance Blox, EntwicklerX – $2.99
    In this game, you have to drop blocks on the balance. Blocks affect the balance according to their distance from the bottom triangle. Match three blocks of the same color vertically or horizontally to remove them from the playfield. Every block has its own weight, so let them fall wisely. If the balance hit the ground, the game is over.
  • Bleep Bloop, Zerouno Games – $3.39
    Meet Bleep and Bloop as they help each other overcome all the challenges that stand in their way. A light-hearted and playful puzzle game about working together. Play alone controlling both characters or share the experience with a friend. Bleep Bloop is extremely easy to learn, but that doesn’t mean the puzzles will be a piece of cake.
  • BOMBFEST, Whitethorn Digital – $19.99
    BOMBFEST is an award-winning party game for you and up to three friends! Battle in wooden forts, on folding chairs, and inside the kitchen sink as you attempt to be the last player standing. Use bombs to eliminate your foes, but don’t get caught in a chain reaction of explosions!
  • Chrono Clash: Fantasy Tactics, Tyler Projects – $0.99
    Chrono Clash is a blend of classic tactical roleplaying enhanced with enhanced with dynamic action sequences. Battle across over 50 maps and missions. Customize your heroes’ weapons, armor and skills with over 100 skills, 20 job classes and 200 different items.
  • Downwell, Devolver Digital – $2.99
    Downwell is a curious game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots for protection. Make your way farther and farther down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. No two trips down the well are ever the same.
  • Dragon Marked for Death: Advanced Attackers, Inti Creates – $14.99
    Dragon Marked for Death: Frontline Fighters, Inti Creates – $14.99
    Play as the survivors of the Dragonblood Clan who set out to take revenge on the Kingdom of Medius. To obtain the power they need to enact their revenge, they forge a pact with the Astral Dragon Atruum. Choose from four playable characters, and defeat your enemies to gain experience and level up. Customize your character in a way that best suits your individual play style.
  • Eggggg: The Platform Puker, Hyper Games – $14.99
    Gilbert has an extreme allergy to eggs. Eating them will literally make him vomit like a fountain. He escapes from his mean aunt Doris in order to get to a birthday party, and needs to use his vomiting superpower to survive a world of angry cyborg chickens… of course.
  • Farm Together, Milkstone Studios – $19.99 (available Friday 1st February)
    Grow crops, plant trees, take care of the animals, and much more! Spend your hard-earned money in new buildings and facilities for your farm! Earn experience to unlock hundreds of new items! Hop onto your tractor and speed up the tasks, but watch out or you’ll run out of gas!
  • Fishing Star World Tour, WFS – $29.99
    A new fishing experience. Catch a big one! Over 180 kinds of fish! More than 70 types of fishing gear! 40 fishing locations! Explore various locations and see a lot of fish! Catch a big one by changing your equipment to match the fish and setting! Fish that are caught are recorded in the “Fish Book”. Become an angling master!
  • Forgotten Tales: Day of the Dead, Joindots – $14.99
    There is an old legend in Mexico that on “Dia de los Muertos” the Day of the Dead, the gates of heaven will open and the souls of our loved ones can visit the land of the living. That’s where the story of Manuel and Maria begins. An evil soul has kidnapped Maria. And now Manuel asks for your help to join him in this incredible adventure through the land of the dead after his beloved bride.
  • Gabbuchi, h.a.n.d. – $7.99
    Gabbuchi, an action puzzle brain exercise game with simple controls. Gabbuchi is a curious creature that loves gobbling blocks and stuff. His favorite food is the heart cookie. In order to get it, you have to think about which blocks he can and can’t gobble. He can gobble blocks the same color as himself. You can change his color, too, so he can gobble different colored blocks. Blocks that are a different color from Gabbuchi can also serve as supports to reach high places!
  • Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander, Smiling Buddha Games – $19.99
    Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is a retro space strategy RPG with base building, deep tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling. On the edge of Terran space lies Halcyon 6, a derelict starbase left behind by a mysterious precursor race. Your mission is to reclaim the derelict station and rebuild it.
  • Magic Nations, PrimeBit Games – $3 (available Monday 4th February)
    Jump into the fantasy world of the Magic Nations card battle game. Grab your card deck and fight your opponents from all over the world. This is a strategy card game where you constantly must adapt to battlefield conditions. Collect new, powerful units, expand your deck with unique characters, buy and sell your cards!
  • Merchants of Kaidan, Forever Entertainment – $9.99
    Merchants of Kaidan is a challenging trading game fused with RPG elements. You start very humbly, one cart, a purse of gold, and silver coins is all you have. Your task is to roam the world and search for opportunities to score some profit. Buy low, sell high – a merchant’s motto is easy to grasp. And yet the job is harder than it seems!
  • Monkey Wall, COSEN – $4.99
    Strive to be the best martial arts gym as your break through walls in rhythm! In this martial arts action/puzzle game, select a character as your avatar and start the rigorous training regime. The player selects from four characters, each with four different costumes to choose from, and proceeds down the training path. Break through the walls as they approach by quickly determining the pose that matches the space to continue. Move in rhythm to the music and continue your training.
  • Necrosphere Deluxe, Unties – $7.99
    Necrosphere is where you go when you die, regardless of being good or bad. You don’t see other people around there. You don’t have anything to do, except waiting for eternity As soon as Agent Terry Cooper hits the Necrosphere, he learns about the portals that can take him back to the world of the living (also called Normalsphere), and his quest to escape the afterlife is set.
  • New Star Manager, Five Aces Publishing – $19.99
    Welcome to New Star Manager: The critically acclaimed game from Simon Read, creator of the BAFTA Award-winning New Star Soccer series. Take control of New Star FC – a beleaguered soccer club which needs your management skills and instincts to unlock the team’s potential and make it to the top of the game. This is soccer management like you’ve never experienced it – Be more than just a player, be the head, the heart, and backbone of New Star FC. Be the Manager.
  • Onigiri, CyberStep – Free
    In a Japan filled with spirits and monsters, ages ago, the land itself was rocked by chaos. From the depths rose the terrible Kamikui who carved a path of destruction through all. Play alongside famous figures from history and myth like Shizuka Gozen, Miyamoto Musashi, and many others to battle the mysterious Kamikui!
  • Paladin, Pumpkin Games – $9.99
    You are earth’s last hero – defend civilization from annihilation. Protect the cities, destroy the aliens and upgrade your fighter. Drive back the vile invading scum and save mankind in this frantic twin-stick shooter! You pilot a highly maneuverable space fighter across a 2d landscape, charged with saving the last remaining human cities from destruction.
  • Perry Pig Jump, EntwicklerX – $2.99
    Meet Perry Pig – a friendly little piggy. Help him to jump into the sky and play a fantastic adventure with him. Jump high and higher, collect stars and diamonds for Special Items and upgrades. For a happy jump you can clothes and accessories to dress up Perry pig as you like.
  • Piczle Colors, Rainy Frog – $12
    From Score Studios, the makers of Piczle Lines DX, comes Piczle Colors! Use the numbers around the side of the puzzle to work out how many blocks of which color should be painted in each row and column. Since the order of the numbers doesn’t determine the order you need to paint the colors you’ll need to stretch your brain to figure it out. Luckily there are two types of numbers that indicate if the colors should be painted together or separately.
  • Planetarian, PROTOTYPE – $9.99
    Planetarian was produced by Japanese studio Key, the creators of CLANNAD and Little Busters! Since hitting the Japanese market in 2004 for the PC, its popularity has led to novel and audiobook adaptations, as well as console ports of the original game. In 2016, it was adapted into a web anime and an animated feature film.
  • Robothorium, Goblinz Studio – $14.99
    2052. Planet Earth. BreakTech, an enterprise specialized in robotic construction, is flourishing thanks to thorium, an unlimited and innovative power source. After many years of exploitation, robots are finally protesting for their rights. But the peaceful movement is quickly escalating to riots and the human repression is near. Now seen as a first-degree threat, robots are hunted down and culled throughout the planet.
  • SmuggleCraft, Happy Badger Studio – $9.99
    SmuggleCraft is a quest-based hovercraft racing adventure. Pilot your Hovercraft to smuggle contraband, build upgrades, and escape the authorities as you discover the incredible stories of the inhabitants of the unforgiving and troubled world Dirahl.
  • Stray Cat Doors, PULSMO – $2.59
    The end of the world is warm and sad. Let’s escape from the door by exploring the world like a picture book.
  • Tangledeep, Impact Gameworks – $19.99
    Tangledeep combines the 16-bit graphics and polish of classic RPGs with elements from roguelikes and dungeon crawlers to create a magical experience for players of all skill levels. Trapped in underground villages with no memory of the world at the surface, you must survive an ever-changing labyrinth to discover what lies above.
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, THQ Nordic – $29.99 (available Tuesday 5th February)
    Legend foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the fantasy spoof adventure saga continues. Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter in another classic point-and-click adventure in the wicked world of Aventasia. Help them fulfill their destiny. A destiny as yet unwritten.
  • The Path of Motus, Michael Hicks – $14.99 (available Tuesday 5th February)
    Will you let other people stop you from pursuing your dreams? For generations, a village of goblins has been trapped inside a mysterious forest; anyone who attempts to leave returns hopeless and defeated. Determined to break new ground, a young goblin named Motus plans to build a series of bridges through the forest. However, his perseverance will soon be tested, as he meets bullies that use their own words to stop him. Will you find a way through life’s forest, or like others be lost in its depths with no will to continue?
  • Thea: The Awakening, Monster Couch – $17.99 (available Friday 1st February)
    Thea: The Awakening is a turn-based strategic survival game steeped in Slavic myth and monstrosity set after an apocalyptic force known only as The Darkness has engulfed the world. There are Strigas and Baba Yagas aplenty, but there are no heroes, no monster slayers, and no great armies capable of banishing them. You have only a few hopeless and starving survivors who are desperately trying to stay alive. You are their last and only true hope!
  • Wargroove, Chucklefish – $19.99
    Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a turn-based strategy game for up to four players. Choose your Commander and wage war on battling factions, using your “groove” to strategically sway the fight in your favor.
  • Zombie Night Terror, Plug In Digital – $14.99
    Prepare yourself for the most thrilling night of your life! Something strange has happened and people everywhere are turning into bloodthirsty walking corpses. But guess who’s the brains behind this hungry undead army? YOU! So spread this pandemic to wipe humanity of this planet. Because the only way to survive the zombie apocalypse is to BE the apocalypse!
  • Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX, Akaoni Studio – $8.99
    The world of fairy tales has been overrun by a plague of bizarre zombies that wander along surrounded by a lovely yet pungent smell. Back to his hometown after a long time, Momotaro (from the Japanese tale “The Peach Boy”) encounters these pests and finds himself forced to solve the issue.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Etrian Odyssey Nexus, SEGA – $39.99
    Create and customize characters from 19 playable classes, then take on the dangerous creatures of Lemuria’s labyrinths with your personalized party. With the ability to swap between four difficulty settings, auto-mapping settings, and a grand standalone story, series newcomers and experienced veterans alike are welcome.
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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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