Nintendo eShop Update: 11th January 2018 (Europe)

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

Nindies New Year Sale

Nintendo Switch

  • Death Squared, SMG Studio – £8.99 (€9.37) until 15th January 2018, normally £11.99 (€12.50)
  • GoNNER, Raw Fury – £6.29 (€6.99) until 15th January 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Graceful Explosion Machine, Vertex Pop – £6.99 (€8.99) until 15th January 2018, normally £9.99 (€12.99)
  • INVERSUS Deluxe, Hypersect – £7.14 (€7.79) until 15th January 2018, normally £10.99 (€11.99)
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Asteroid Base – £7.99 (€9.99) until 15th January 2018, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Semispheres, Vivid Helix – £6.29 (€6.99) until 15th January 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Severed, Drinkbox Studios – £8.99 (€9.99) until 15th January 2018, normally £13.49 (€14.99)
  • Tactical Mind, QubicGames – £2.42 (€2.69) until 31st January 2018, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Thimbleweed Park, Terrible Toybox – £11.24 (€14.99) until 15th January 2018, normally £14.99 (€19.99)
  • Thumper, Drool – £10.71 (€13.99) until 15th January 2018, normally £15.99 (€19.99)

Wii U

  • Severed, Drinkbox Studios – £8.39 (€10.49) until 18th January 2018, normally £11.99 (€14.99)

Nintendo 3DS

  • Severed, Drinkbox Studios – £8.39 (€10.49) until 18th January 2018, normally £11.99 (€14.99)

Nintendo Switch Permanent Conditional Discount

  • Frederic: Resurrection of Music, Forever Entertainment – £4.31 (€4.79) for owners of Sparkle 2 EVO or Violett, normally £5.39 (€5.99)

Nintendo Switch Special Offers

  • Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron, HandyGames – £8.99 (€9.99) until 8th February 2018, normally £13.49 (€14.99)
  • Nine Parchments, Frozenbyte – £16.19 (€17.99) until 25th January 2018, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Retro City Rampage: DX, Vblank Entertainment – £3.99 (€4.49) until 25th January 2018, normally £7.99 (€8.99)
  • Stick It to The Man, Zoink Games – £8.24 (€8.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £10.99 (€11.99)
  • Xenoraid, 10tons – £6.74 (€7.49) until 17th January 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Wii U Permanent Price Drop

  • Knytt Underground, Ripstone Publishing – £4.99 (€5.99), previously £7.99 (€8.99)

Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders

  • Bayonetta, Nintendo – £24.99 (€29.99)
    Conditional discount: £10 (€10) for purchasers of Bayonetta 2 on the Nintendo eShop
    In a coffin submerged at the bottom of a murky lake, a witch is reborn. Discover or relive the epic Bayonetta anytime, anywhere on Nintendo Switch! Originally released in 2010, the unforgettable first chapter of the Bayonetta saga introduced the world to “climax action”, an explosive blend of dynamic action and saucy style. Armed with a gun in each hand and one on each foot, Bayonetta destroys her opponents with combo attacks that are as beautiful as they are brutal.
  • Bayonetta 2, Nintendo – £39.99 (€49.99)
    Conditional discount: £25 (€30) for purchasers of Bayonetta on the Nintendo eShop
    In this climactic sequel to the critically acclaimed Bayonetta action game, players will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Brimming with jaw-dropping battles and gorgeous cut scenes, this game never lets up on the action, and has been reborn on Nintendo Switch. Fight on top of a jet as it soars through a downtown city. Duke it out against a giant angelic monster with a deadly whip-like arm on top of a speeding train. And take to the skies in a fight against a demonic dragon while ascending to the top of a skyscraper.
  • Dragon Quest Builders, Nintendo – £39.99 (€49.99)
The goddess Rubiss has spoken – and you have been chosen. Dragon Quest Builders is destined for Nintendo Switch. The game is a big hit in Japan, mixing the fun of building with an overarching story and the combat of an action-RPG. You’ll master the art of construction, build your own towns however you want, defend them from monsters, and rescue townsfolk in need. Succeed and you may just rebuild Alefgard, the very same world where the series began. A separate free build mode allows you to build to your heart’s content with unlimited resources. And a Nintendo Switch exclusive Great Sabrecub will boost your speed and grant you special material by defeating enemies.
  • Kirby Star Allies, Nintendo – £49.99 (€59.99)
The pink puff is back – in HD – and he’s not alone. Kirby is back – and he’s finally on the Nintendo Switch console in HD! But this time, he’s not alone. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts, and gather helpers for a party of up to four characters. On top of that, you can join with up to three friends for a different kind of team-up action!
  • Nuclien, Springloaded – £2.24 (€2.59) until 18th January 2018, normally £2.99 (€3.49)
Count as fast as you can in this mind splitting game that forces you to locate numbers as fast as possible, and flip your perspective backwards and forwards at an almost impossible rate! The new universe is about to begin. In this empty void, there is nothing. All that remains is for the DNA architect to successfully sequence the DNA that will become the origin of everything that exists… Nuclien takes a simple concept and turns it into an addictive and challenging experience. Race against the clock to find the numbers in their correct order by counting up, down or even doing both at the same time!

Nintendo Switch Add-On Content

  • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack, Nintendo – £13.49 (€14.99)
Available to purchase now, with content arriving at the timings below:

    Wave 1 – 31st January
    New Battle Pokémon – Aegislash
    New Support Pokémon Set – Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu

    Wave 2 – 23rd March
    New Battle Pokémon – Blastoise
    New Support Pokémon Set – Mew and Celebi

Nintendo Switch Demo

  • Dragon Quest Builders, Nintendo – Free
    The goddess Rubiss has spoken – and you have been chosen. Dragon Quest Builders is destined for Nintendo Switch. The game is a big hit in Japan, mixing the fun of building with an overarching story and the combat of an action-RPG. You’ll master the art of construction, build your own towns however you want, defend them from monsters, and rescue townsfolk in need. Succeed and you may just rebuild Alefgard, the very same world where the series began. A separate free build mode allows you to build to your heart’s content with unlimited resources. And a Nintendo Switch exclusive Great Sabrecub will boost your speed and grant you special material by defeating enemies.
  • forma.8, MixedBag – Free
    forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore. As the small exploration probe forma.8 you’re stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it’s too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions await you. And not everything is what it seems…
  • Implosion, Flyhigh Works – Free
    20 years after the fall of Earth, the remaining survivors of the human race once again face the threat of extinction from an unknown life form known as XADA. The humans developed a countermeasure technology, creating a series of battle suits through a program dubbed the War-Mech III. Ride the “Avalon”, one of the deadliest battle suits made and defend your people!

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2, Hamster Corporation – £6.29 (€6.99)
Art of Fighting 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. Twelve fighters compete to be crowned as the strongest one in the “King of Fighters” ultimate fighting championship. New mechanics such as the revamped “Rage Guage”, the addition of both weak and strong attacks, and a landing recovery mechanic mean that battles are even more intense than in the previous title!
  • Azkend 2: The World Beneath, 10tons – £6.99 (€7.99)
Enjoy amazing match-three gameplay and discover one of the most astonishing worlds ever imagined. While traveling from Liverpool to New York, your ship was pulled down into a massive maelstrom. You woke up in a place that may never have been gazed upon by the eyes of men. From now on, your goal is to ascend from the center of the Earth and find your way back to civilization. Azkend 2 is a casual match-three puzzle game with more than 60 levels of impeccably polished gameplay. Discover and equip more than a dozen unique powerups, and complete hidden object minigames on your journey.
  • Black the Fall, SandSailorStudio – £10.79 (€13.41) until 23rd January 2018, normally £11.99 (€14.90)
    After decades of toil, an old machinist plots his escape from the oppressive grasp of the Communist regime. Through hidden passages, shadow and grief, he struggles. Ingenuity, reflexes and deception are his tools. Along the road, he befriends the most unlikely creature, an abandoned little robot. Could they escape this bleak and deadly world, together?
  • Energy Invasion, Evgeniy Kolpakov – £2.69 (€2.99)
Energy Invasion – an arcade game inspired by the classic Breakout. Unlike the original game, your ball does not break blocks on its own, but can launch missiles in a chosen direction.
  • Furi, The Game Bakers – £17.99 (€19.99)
    Fight your way free in this ultra-responsive, fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting game. Feel the tension and adrenaline of one-on-one duels against deadly adversaries: you will need absolute focus and skill to defeat each of the guardians. Do you have what it takes to reach the last gate? Boss design by Takashi Okazaki. Original soundtrack by Carpenter Brut, Danger and more!
  • Moorhuhn Knights & Castles, Young Fun Studio – £26.99 (€29.99)
    Finally, Moorhuhn strikes back! Get set, aim, fire… and never neglect your own cover. Fight against the AI, your friends… or your enemies! Pure Moorhuhn action! Join the battlefield now, start building up your castle and developing the best strategy, and you will get a FREE Feature Pack with several multiplayer options in spring 2018.
  • Never Stop Sneakin’, Humble Hearts – £11.69 (€12.99)
    Can you believe it? That madman, Amadeus Guildenstern, just traveled through time and kidnapped all the U.S. Presidents! Yes, all of them! Even the bad ones! If you’re going to fix history, you’ll need the help of the world’s most elite stealth operatives: The Department of Sneakin’. Infiltrate the enemy base, avoid their patrols, and hack their systems to gain valuable intel. Build your Sneakin’ HQ, and figure out how to stop Guildenstern’s time-traveling scheme!
  • Of Mice and Sand -Revised-, Arc System Works – £8.99 (€9.99)
Of Mice and Sand -Revised- puts you in charge of a desert craft and its rodent crew. Brave an alien planet, and turn your squeaking subordinates into first-class shipmates, all in the name of adventure! Not many people know, but mice are master crafters! After adding a factory, workbench, lab, and other such rooms to your ship, you can turn your scavenged materials into rarer items and make food for your mice. Sell crafted items at settlements to raise funds for more thrilling adventures!
  • Pokkén Tournament DX Bundle, Nintendo – £63.48 (€74.98)
    Includes full Pokken Tournament DX game with Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack. Experience a new kind of Pokémon battle in Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch. In this intense fighting game, Pokémon appear more lifelike than ever before, with amazing graphics and smooth, fluid movements. Developed in collaboration with The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco Entertainment, the developers behind the legendary fighting series Tekken, Pokkén Tournament DX brings tight gameplay and incredible control to never-before-seen battles between Pokémon. The gameplay is designed to be enjoyed by a wide range of people – even those who have never played a fighting game or an action game before can easily pick it up and play!
  • Super Meat Boy, BlitWorks – £11.99 (€12.99)
    Super Meat Boy is a tough-as-nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who’s trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux. And now coming first to Nintendo Switch is a brand new way to play Super Meat Boy with your friends. Introducing “RACE MODE”! In this 2-player split-screen race, friends (or enemies) can compete against each other through individual chapters, randomized levels, or the entire game! Choose light world, dark world, or both and have at it. Side effects may include hubris and schadenfreude.
  • The Escapists 2, Team17 Digital – £19.99 (€19.99)
    Bust out anywhere, with anyone on the Nintendo Switch. Team up with another inmate for local two-player split screen mode, taking a Joy-Con each to either team up to break out, or work against one another to determine who’s the quickest convict to make an escape. Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels. You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom! Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, to a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier!

Wii U Games

  • Breakout Defense 2, nuGAME – £5.99 (€6.99)
Breakout Defense is a breakout game for one or two players. Play single player against the AI and aim for a high score or two player mode competing against a friend. Supports Off-TV Play mode.
  • Jolt Family Robot Racer, Cooply – £4.99 (€5.99)
JOLT is a fast paced, racing party game. The game at its core is a competitive platformer thatst a friend.n controls (slash attack and heavy blow) to destroy your enemies.le suits made and defend your people!ost, powerful energy source before it’s too late an array of different objects in the environment; your goal is to outperform or outright sabotage the other racers. Eliminated players are down but not out through the use of the VOID, a random Sabotage Power-Up that allows players to initiate revenge and change the outcome of the race!

Nintendo 3DS Pre-Orders

  • 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

  • A super GO.ZY. family!, Rainbow – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Let’s fly to Rapunzel Castle!, Rainbow – £1.79 (€1.99)
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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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