This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new content on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, 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 Add-On Content
- Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack, Nintendo – $14.99
The Battle Pack is now available for purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, and includes two Waves of Battle Pokémon and Support Pokémon Sets. Wave 1 of the Battle Pack contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Aegislash can change between two formes, and players can wield them both. Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi. Wave 1 will be available 31st January 2018, and Wave 2 is scheduled for 23rd March 2018. Both Waves of DLC are only available with purchase of the Battle Pack; they are not sold individually. Content will be available as it is released.
Nintendo Switch Demos
- Dragon Quest Builders, Nintendo – Free
Gather, craft, and build the kingdom of your dreams to restore the ruined world of Alefgard! As the legendary Builder, you’ll construct rooms, towns and defenses while fighting monsters.
- forma.8, MixedBag – Free (available 12th January 2018)
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…
Nintendo Switch Games
- ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
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 – $7.99 (available 12th January 2018)
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.
- Brawl, QubicGames – $9.99 (available 12th January 2018)
Step into the darkness of The Emporium with 8 unique characters, each with a rich backstory and a surprising plot-twist. Fight your way to the end using different play styles, from pure brutality as a Wrestler to hiding in shadows as an elusive Thief.
- Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2, Hitcents – $6.99
Get ready for your most creative adventure yet! Imagination is the key, as you enter a magical storybook land full of mystery and wonder, unusual creatures and enigmatic puzzles! Create your own original stickman and then watch it come to life in DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC 2 and the DRAWN BELOW expansion! Challenge yourself to unlock every secret, collect every drawing, and share your creativity with the world!
- Energy Balance, Evgeniy Kolpakov – $2.99 (available 16th January 2018)
Energy Balance is a number puzzle. You have to swap power units in such a way that their sums form correct chains both vertically and horizontally. The game is easy to learn, but very hard to master. So, are you ready to peep under the hood of an alien spaceship?
- Energy Invasion, Evgeniy Kolpakov – $2.99
Energy Invasion is 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 – $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.
- Gunhouse, Other Ocean Interactive – $14.99 (available 15th January 2018)
Load your guns! Rain death from above! Protect your valuable orphans! Defeat giant, improbable bosses! Gunhouse is part puzzle, part active tower defense, as you make big combos to launch a hail of bullets and special attacks at the alien invaders who would like nothing better than to consume your delicious orphan friends. With infinite levels (you can play this *forever*), upgradeable weapons, hardcore mode, a unique art style, and music by Fez composer Disasterpeace, Gunhouse from Necrosoft Games will entertain the heck right out of you, maybe!
- InnerSpace, Aspyr Media – $19.99 (available 16th January 2018)
InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets with no horizons. Soar through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm, where gods still wander. Your greatest journey is within.
- Moorhuhn Knights & Castles, Young Fun Studio – $29.99
Action-packed artillery game featuring Moorhuhn (Crazy Chicken) at its best! 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!
- Nightmare Boy, Badland Games – $9.99 (available 16th January 2018)
This story takes place in Donorok, in the state of Noctum. After the King of Noctum, Aster, disappears, chaos rules over the world. The relationships between Monsters, Mongos and Dreamers are completely unstable, and Donorok – the land so heavily affected by the chaos – slowly absorbs terrain from the surrounding regions.
- Of Mice And Sand -Revised-, Arc System Works – $9.99
On a desert planet in the farthest reaches of space, mice await your command! Direct their mobile fortress, and seek the legendary city of gold! 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!
- Rally Racers, System3 Software – $9.99
Wacky cartoon racing at its best, Rally Racers is an action-packed family racing game that’s fast and furious fun for all. Cars bash and battle each other to racing glory, picking up special weapons, boosts, recruiting racemates from the opposition team, performing stunts and completing challenges to be first over the finish line.
- Super Meat Boy, BlitWorks – $14.99
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. Our meaty hero will leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Sacrificing his own well being to save his damsel in distress. Super Meat Boy brings the old school difficulty of classic titles and stream lines them down to the essential no BS straight forward twitch reflex platforming.
- The Escapists 2, Team17 – $19.99
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
- Jolt: Family Robot Racer, Cooply – $5.99
The game at its core is a competitive platformer that’s all about maintaining momentum with skillful navigation. The players compete to be the last robot standing. Using a charged burst of speed called the JOLT, and 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!
New Nintendo 3DS Games
- Operation COBRA, Bidement Entertainment – $2.99
You find yourself stranded in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by mud. You have no chance of escaping this zombie-filled island. Your only chance of survival is to fight off the zombies.
Nintendo 3DS Pre-Load
- Pokémon Crystal Version, Nintendo – $TBC
When it launched in Japan 17 years ago, Pokémon Crystal introduced many new and exciting elements to the beloved Pokémon franchise. The game, an expanded version of the popular Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games, was the first in the Pokémon franchise to allow players to choose between a boy or girl playable character, and also was the first game to introduce animations during Pokémon battles. And now, this 2D Nintendo eShop release invites you to explore the Johto region again – or for the first time. The Pokémon Crystal Version game is now available for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop, with a launch date of 26th January 2018.