Nintendo eShop Releases: 5th April 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, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS – as well as plentiful discounts across all platforms.

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

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Black Hole, Dufgames – Free
    Black Hole is an arcade-style twin-stick shooter in space. Choose your ship and embark on a dangerous and action packed flight through multiple black holes. Shoot everything you can see and collect everything you can find.
  • I and Me, Ratalaika Games – Free
    I and Me is a puzzle platformer. To play the game, you control two cats simultaneously. The two characters will perform exactly the same action.You need to manage both of them at the same time and let them coordinate to complete the adventure. The game has four chapters based on four seasons with a total of 92 levels.
  • Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – Free
    Word Search by POWGI includes more than 300 puzzles to keep you – and your friends – puzzling for hours! Up to four can play! Connect extra controllers, go online or use local wireless to solve the puzzle as a team – or compete for the best score. Or just sit back and relax with immersive touch screen controls as you take on 27 different categories of puzzles at your own pace!

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO Samurai Shodown III, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Samurai Shodown III is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. It is a sequel to Samurai Shodown II. You can now fill your Rage Gauge, as well as block attacks mid-air. Player characters now have two styles to choose from in Slash and Bust. The ways of battle have greatly expanded.
  • Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery, Rainy Frog – $9.99
    Animated Jigsaws – Beautiful Japanese Scenery contains moving images from spring, summer, autumn and winter capturing the natural beauty of Japan from all four seasons. Piece together scenes from some of Japanese most famous places including Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Tokyo and the Snow Monkeys enjoying a bath in a natural hot spring! The hectic scramble crossing at the metropolitan Shibuya district in Tokyo is also included.
  • Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Ninja-Kid is an action game that was released from the UPL in 1984. Players control Ninja-kun who puts a red hood on, and layers move the scaffold consisting of several stairs up, down, left or right, and players defeat the enemy with the shuriken.
  • Arcade Archives Punch-Out!!, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Punch-Out!! is a sports-action game released by Nintendo in 1984. Watch your opponents’ expressions and moves as you use a variety of punches and defensive moves on your path to become the boxing champion. The game became extremely popular with the double monitor setup, introducing intense boxing with dynamic graphics.
  • Bombslinger, Plug In Digital – $11.99 (available Wednesday 11th April)
    Wear the poncho of the Bombslinger, a ruthless bandit turned peaceful rancher on a quest to avenge the murder of his missus and destruction of his ranch at the hands of his former posse. Bomb your way through hordes of enemies and master the classic bomb-slinging gameplay in a solo adventure with procedurally generated levels, character progression with skill upgrades, and a variety of offensive and defensive items.
  • Deep Ones (available Wednesday 11th April)
  • Infernium, Undergames – $24.95
    Infernium is a game filled with brutal challenges to overcome. While playing the game you won’t be able to kill or damage most of the enemies but at the same time running away without a second though is not the solution. While being chased you will need to think and reconsider your strategy and open hidden shortcuts while the world and it’s lore will unfold around you in a non-linear way making each playthrough diferent. From the creator of the multi awarded indie game of the year MIND: Path to Thalamus.
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Bad Dudes, FTE Games – $9.99
    “Rampant ninja related crimes these days… Whitehouse is not the exception…”. As soon as that occurs, a Secret Service agent asks two street-smart brawlers, the “Bad Dudes” named Blade and Striker: “President Ronnie has been kidnapped by the ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue Ronnie?” After hearing that, the Bad Dudes pursue the ninjas through the New York City streets, a moving big rig truck, a large storm sewer, a forest, a freight train on an old Southern Pacific line, a cave and into an underground factory in order to save President Ronnie.
  • Lode Runner Legacy, Tozai Games – $11.99
    Collect all gold in the level and escape! But watch out for the multitudes of enemies and traps in the labyrinthine levels! The Runner can blast floors, so strategically use this technique to capture the gold imbedded in blocks, or entrap your enemies in the blocks! Use your wisdom and strategic techniques to complete all the levels! Have fun in Local Multiplayer Mode with up to 2 players! Using two Joy-Con, you can play together with your buddy! Cooperation is the key to winning! By working together, you can capture the gold that is impossible to get alone!
  • Masters of Anima, Focus Home Interactive – $TBC (available Tuesday 10th April)
    Masters of Anima is an original adventure game that takes you deep into the magical world of Spark. Battle against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where making tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, thanks to intuitive and innovative gameplay. Play as Otto, an apprentice of Anima gifted with incredible powers and aspire to the rank of Master to finally marry your betrothed Ana – captive of the terrible Zahr and his fearsome Golems!
  • Octocopter: Double or Squids, TACS Games – $2.99
    Oh no! Part way through their epic battle the Octopus and Submarine have lost their way and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Can you help them to work together to escape these deadly depths? To complete each level you must navigate the maze without crashing. You won’t stop spinning so timing is everything! Brave the depths alone or race together in up to four player split screen action. Can you beat your friends and collect all the squid medals?
  • Sally’s Law, POLARIS-X – $12.99
    Sally’s Law is the opposite of Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go great will go great! The game explores the relationship between Sally and her critically ill father. As the game unfolds, the relationship between daughter a father is revealed. Along the way, Sally experiences great luck and good fortune with the help of a secret helper: her father. Having played the game as Sally, the player can then experience the story through the eyes of her father. Through following their journey, you will find dad and daughter’s family tie.
  • Sling Ming, Good Night Brave Warrior – $11.99
    Grab your helmet, princess, you’re in for the ride of your life! Hook up to the Oxylane, a transit system that lets you fly through the air, swing around corners and defy gravity. Embark on an intergalactic adventure, trace the steps of your missing father and recover the keys to the mysterious vault beneath your castle.
  • Splat the Fruit, West Coast Software – $9.99 (available Friday 6th April)
    Splat the Fruit is the thinking persons version of Angry Birds. If you love a challenge and want the freedom of playing a game your own way you will love Splat the Fruit. Think marble run with lots of extras. The aim of Splat the Fruit! is to splat all your oranges using a variety of implements including bombs, cannons and magnets.
  • Sumer, Studio Wumpus – $14.99
    Sumer blends the intrigue of turn-based strategy with the excitement of real-time action. Board game night is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Play as Sumerian nobles vying for the affection of the great goddess Inanna. Harvest barley, herd goats, and perform ritual offerings to earn her favor and the right to rule by her side.
  • Super Daryl Deluxe, Dan & Gary Games – $19.99 (available Tuesday 10th April)
    Super Daryl Deluxe is an RPGvania with brawler-style combat set inside of a perfectly normal, sprawling, multi-dimensional high school. Like any other perfectly normal school, its students and faculty are going missing and the classrooms have been locked down for weeks. Yes, there’s nothing remarkable happening at WFHS whatsoever – just ask the new principal.
  • Super Rocket Shootout, Plug In Digital – $9.99
    Super Rocket Shootout is a frantic 2D pixel art brawler game, mixing platformer and fighting mechanics. Charming characters, destructible environments, cool weapons and awesome jetpack make this a blast to play alone or with up to four friends. Twins never have it easy, and it’s no different for Maurice and El Bruto! Frustrated with their inability to execute on their elaborately planned bank heists, they squabble and bicker only the way brothers can, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction behind them.
  • The Adventure Pals, Armor Games – $14.99
    The Adventure Pals sets you and your best friends (a giraffe and a rock) out to save the world and your dad from turning into hotdogs. Explore the mystical forests of Treevale, hike the haunted craters of the moon and dive into the depths to find the lost city of Crablantis.
  • The Bunker, Wales Interactive – $12.49 (available Monday 9th April)
    The Bunker is a live-action psychological horror game starring Adam Brown (The Hobbit) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) with writing talent behind The Witcher, Broken Sword and SOMA. As the last remaining survivor in a nuclear bunker, John’s daily routine is the one thing that keeps him sane. But when an alarm goes off, his mind starts to self-destruct. Venture into long forgotten areas, recover repressed childhood memories and unlock the dark secrets of The Bunker.
  • Urban Trial Playground, Tate Multimedia – $19.99
    This installment of the stunt bike racing series takes the action to the sunny and colorful beaches of California, mixing in crazier tricks, flips and combos than ever before. Backflip from rooftops and over palm trees to become the ultimate stunt racer.

New Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Alter World, Lemondo Games – $1.99
    Inspired by Stephen King’s book The Dark Tower, Alter World is a 2D platformer with interesting gameplay mechanics. Player can pass on an alternative universe anytime and use an alternative realms to move to another level.

Nintendo 3DS Demos

  • Detective Pikachu: Special Demo Version, Nintendo – Free
    Crack the case in the new Detective Pikachu game by interacting with a unique, tough-talking Pikachu! As Tim Goodman, you’ll partner with a self-proclaimed “great detective” Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City. Together you must investigate, take notes and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city’s greatest mysteries! Game in 2D. This demo covers a portion of the first chapter of the game. Save data is transferable to the full version of the game once purchased.
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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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