Nintendo eShop Update: 12th July 2018 (Europe)

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

Permanent Conditional Discount: Nintendo Switch

  • A Normal Lost Phone, Plug In Digital – £3.59 (€3.99) for those that own Lost Phone Stories, normally £5.49 (€5.99)
  • Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story, Plug In Digital – £3.59 (€3.99) for those that own Lost Phone Stories, normally £5.49 (€5.99)
  • Star Story: The Horizon Escape, Forever Entertainment – £4.49 (€4.99) for those that own Sparkle ZERO, Sparkle 2 EVO, Sparkle 3 Genesis, Hollow, Qbik, Frederic: Resurrection of Music, Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back, Violett, Millie, Zombillie, NO THING or Timberman VS, normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Permanent Price Drop: Nintendo Switch

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft – £29.99 (€39.99), previously £49.99 (€59.99)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Gold Edition, Ubisoft – £49.99 (€59.99), previously £61.99 (€74.99)

Nintendo Switch Add-on Content

  • Bomber Crew Season Pass, Curve Digital – £7.99 (€9.99)
    Ever longed to take your crew on more wild and wondrous adventures in Bomber Crew? Fear not, for the Season Pass is here! Gain access to both Bomber Crew mission packs, “Secret Weapons” and one more to be announced, and start marking your targets with all new content today!
  • Bomber Crew: Secret Weapons, Curve Digital – £4.99 (€5.99)
    Are you ready for your most dangerous mission yet, where the enemy remains unseen to the radar, and is not like any enemy that you’ve fought before? The Secret Weapons DLC features an entirely new mini campaign, with all new Bomber upgrades, all new enemy Aces, and an all new mini-story which will defy all belief!
  • Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure – Phil’s USA Road Trip, Lightwood Games – £3.49 (€3.99)
    Another 40 puzzles from Phil’s road trip across the United States!
  • GALAK-Z: Variant S:12 Crash Coins, GungHo Online Entertainment – £0.99 (€1.09)
  • GALAK-Z: Variant S:70 Crash Coins, GungHo Online Entertainment – £4.99 (€5.49)
  • GALAK-Z: Variant S:164 Crash Coins, GungHo Online Entertainment – £10.90 (€10.99)
  • GALAK-Z: Variant S:370 Crash Coins, GungHo Online Entertainment – £19.99 (€21.99)
  • GALAK-Z: Variant S:1000 Crash Coins, GungHo Online Entertainment – £48.99 (€54.99)
  • Crash Coins are the in-game currency in GALAK-Z: Variant S.

  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition DLC 3 – Special Side-Stories, Rising Star Games – £5.99 (€5.99)
    Discover two new side-stories in Beacon Town and unlock some new shops along the way! Melanie is in a design slump and needs some inspiration, while Doc is having trouble in the romance department. Can you help them both out?
  • Shining Resonance Refrain Japanese Voice Pack, SEGA – Free
    Download the Shining Resonance Refrain Japanese Voice Pack to play with the original Japanese voices.
  • WorldNeverland: Antique Furnishings Set, althi – £2.69 (€2.99)
    Contains the Tattered Kingdom Map, Small Chest, Wooden Chest, Ornate Chest, Wine Barrel and Brandy Cask. You can buy it at any time in the game shop (General Store in Yano Market) when you purchase it.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Ultra Space Battle Brawl, Toge Productions – Free
    Imagine Pong mixed with the essence of fighting games, on steroids. Easy to learn yet hard to master, Ultra Space Battle Brawl is a fun competitive game fit for settling disputes, be it with your friends and family or rivals and arch nemesis.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • 20XX, Batterystaple Games – £12.99 (€14.49)
    20XX is a roguelike action platformer that you can play with a friend. Jump and shoot your way through ever-changing levels, collect awesome new powers, and battle mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race maybe.
  • ACA NEOGEO The Super Spy, Hamster Corporation – £6.29 (€6.99)
    The Super Spy is an action game released by SNK in 1990. Punch, kick and use guns to fight off terrorists as you make your way through the building to rescue their captives. Defeating enemies earns experience, which can be used in a Role Playing Game-like feature to level up.
  • All-Star Fruit Racing, PQube – £34.99 (€39.99)
    All-Star Fruit Racing propels players into vibrant worlds filled with incredible action: drift through looping bends, soar over monumental jumps and defy gravity itself around tubular tracks in an explosively colourful racer bursting with championships, modes and awe-inspiring sights!
  • Another World, DotEmu – £8.99 (€9.99)
    Dive into an adventure game that has become a cult classic. With ground-breaking graphics and narrative for its time, Another World still offers a superb gaming experience in a deep and unique science-fiction universe.
  • Bomb Chicken, Nitrome – £11.99 (€13.49)
    Who doesn’t love chicken… especially when it’s smothered in delicious blue hot sauce? After a freak accident, a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb laying free range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer.
  • Bomber Crew, Curve Digital – £9.59 (€11.99) until 24th July 2018, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
    Bomber Crew is a World-war 2 strategic bombing sim, where completing the objective is just as important as keeping your crew alive, as death is permanent!
  • Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition, Curve Digital – £15.99 (€19.99) until 24th July 2018, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
    Bomber Crew is a World-war 2 strategic bombing sim, where completing the objective is just as important as keeping your crew alive, as death is permanent! Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition includes Bomber Crew and the Bomber Crew Season Pass.
  • Burnstar, Gearbox Publishing – £22.49 (€24.99)
    Burnstar is a challenging, fast-paced action-puzzle game that will get your brain blistering and set your fingers aflame!
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Nintendo – £34.99 (€39.99)
    Explore a variety of tricky sandbox-style levels inspired by Japanese box gardens called Hakoniwa in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. You can rotate the camera and touch the screen for a better view of hidden treasures!
  • Darts Up, EnjoyUp Games – £2.69 (€2.99)
    Darts Up is a fun game of darts in which you will have complete control over aiming thanks to the motion sensor. You can play with your friends and family, up to a maximum of four Players.
  • Epic Loon, Ukuza – £11.29 (€12.49)
    Thanks to a greedy shop owner and an analogue cinephile named Joe, mischievous creatures were free once more. They will make Joe pay for disturbing their slumber. Become the alien. Invade Joe’s prized film collection. Dodge his remote-controlled attacks as you destroy what he most cherishes.
  • Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure, Lightwood Games – £6.99 (€7.99)
    Create beautiful pixel art as you reveal 120 amazing photographs from Phil’s epic trip around the world! Fill-a-Pix is a new picture logic puzzle from the makers of Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, but with huge, scrollable puzzles up to 100 squares wide, you’ll reveal pictures much larger and more detailed than ever before!
  • GALAK-Z: Variant S, GungHo Online Entertainment – Free
    GALAK-Z: Variant S is a brand new, one-of-a-kind, space-shooting action-RPG that is specially crafted to take advantage of all of the unique features of the Nintendo Switch.
  • Ghost 1.0, unepic fran – £8.99 (€9.99)
    Ghost 1.0 is a Metroidvania where two super hackers hire a mysterious agent in order to infiltrate the Nakamura Space Station and steal the greatest electronic secret ever.
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard, Outright Games – £34.99 (€39.99)
    Dracula, Mavis and their monster friends are marooned on the mysterious Lost Islands – and only you, in command of lovable little creatures, the Impa, can save them!
  • Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, Rising Star Games – £12.99 (€14.99)
    As a true chip off the old spud, take charge of your dad’s weapon shop and turn it into the place to be for hard-boiled adventurers. The better your weapons, the better your reputation becomes… keep it up and soon enough, you’ll have a shop that really creams the competition!
  • Hunting Simulator, Bigben Interactive – £35.99 (€39.99)
    A true simulation of hunting, Hunting Simulator offers players hours and hours of immersion in the open wild with single and multiplayer modes, a multitude of hunting areas, and hundreds of objectives to accomplish.
  • LEGO The Incredibles, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – £49.99 (€59.99)
    Experience the thrilling adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films The Incredibles and Incredibles 2, in a LEGO world full of fun and humour.
  • Muddledash, PQube – £4.79 (€4.99)
    Squidge up to four players on your couch for competitive fun (party hats are mandatory!) Join your friends on a mad-as-a-squid race to the most bopping octopus party of the year and wrestle the only present out of their wriggly tentacles. Be the first to present it at the octo-party to win!
  • Neverout, Gamedust – £6.99 (€7.49)
    Neverout is a mysterious puzzle game for Nintendo Switch. It puts you in a small, claustrophobic room that only has one way out and its unique mechanics let every wall become the floor. Watch out for something heavy, getting electrocuted or giant spikes.
  • No Heroes Here, Studio Zyx – £13.99 (€14.99)
    The enemy hordes have struck with terror and chaos. The King’s broken army and fallen heroes cannot protect you from harm. It is up to you to protect the realm and restore Noobland to glory!
  • Octopath Traveler, Nintendo – £49.99 (€59.99)
    Begin your journey as one of eight protagonists, each with their own origin, talents, and goals. Where will your journey begin? Who will you team up with? And where will you go next? All these decisions and more are completely up to you, the player.
  • Pato Box, Bromio – £13.49 (€14.99)
    Test your reflexes as you fight your way through an evil corporation in search for retribution. Uncover their deepest secrets by exploring thrilling 3d environments with a graphic novel/comic book art style. Find the henchmen who took your dream away in an action-packed and fast-paced fights that will test you to the limit as a true boxing champion!
  • Radio Hammer Station, Arc System Works – £6.99 (€6.99)
    A popular radio station spreading its love of groove with some the best DJs in the world. Providing tunes to groove to throughout the day. Its true purpose is to serve as the radio station of justice, beating evil down with a ginormous hammer!
  • Red Hot Ricochet, Everook – £7.69 (€8.59)
    It’s high noon in this barren wasteland, and only one of you is making it out alive. Sure, you could try and shoot them right between the eyes – but where’s the fun in that? Red Hot Ricochet is an intense game of ricochet duels, and you’ll need wise shooting, lucky bounces, and a bit of triggernometry to win.
  • Shining Resonance Refrain, SEGA – £44.99 (€49.99)
    Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you’ve always had locked away.
  • Super Destronaut DX, Ratalaika Games – £4.24 (€4.24) until 22nd July 2018, normally £4.99 (€4.99)
    Inspired by an arcade classic, Super Destronaut DX is a retro space shooter that pits you against an enemy more dreaded than a UFO, a scoreboard. This is a game that will put you on the path of achieving a score as high as you can possibly muster.
  • Super Volley Blast, Unfinished Pixel – £8.99 (€9.99)
    Super Volley Blast is an over the top beach volley game that provides plenty of fun for you and your friends.
  • The Lion’s Song, Mi’pu’mi Games – £9.99 (€9.99)
    The Lion’s Song is a narrative adventure game. It is steeped in early 20th-century history and focuses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration.

Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders

  • Dead Cells, Motion Twin – £17.99 (€19.99) until 6th August 2018, normally £22.49 (€24.99)
    Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. A demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.
  • Hand of Fate 2, Defiant Development – £20.34 (€23.21) until 24th July 2018, normally £22.60 (€25.79)
    Hand of Fate 2 is a dungeon crawler set in a world of dark fantasy. Master a living boardgame where every stage of the adventure is drawn from a deck of legendary encounters chosen by you! Choose wisely – your opponent, the enigmatic Dealer, will pull no punches as he shapes you into the instrument of his revenge.
  • Lost Phones Stories, Plug In Digital – £3.59 (€3.99) until 19th July 2018 for those that own A Normal Lost Phone or Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
    The Lost Phone games are about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone you’ve found. Experience relatable stories which help build empathy with the characters, allowing to explore difficult topics and social issues.
  • Spheroids, Eclipse Games – £6.99 (€7.99)
    In Spheroids you take control of Lucas, a jumpy Canadian boy who sets out on an adventure with his crazy scientist companion Otto after it’s discovered that the government has been hiding alternative universes from the cubic world they live in. Unfortunately, these alternative universes contain spheres that wish to turn everything round, so it’s up to Lucas to save the world from these dangerous aliens: the Spheroids.
  • Star Story: The Horizon Escape, Forever Entertainment – £8.09 (€8.99) until 26th July 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
    Star Story: The Horizon Escape is a turn-based, adventure game with text-rpg elements. Tune into the story of the aspiring space-archaeologist Van Klik on his mission to the mysterious planet of Horizon!
  • The Banner Saga 3, Versus Evil – £13.49 (€14.99) until 26th July 2018 for those that own The Banner Saga and The Banner Saga 2, normally £22.49 (€24.99)
    The Banner Saga 3 is the final dramatic chapter in the mature, story driven Viking RPG. As the world continues to crumble around you, who can you trust, how will you protect your allies and what choices will you make as the Darkness draws near?
  • The VideoKid, Chorus Worldwide Games – £3.99 (€4.39)
    The VideoKid pays homage to the 1980s, and the classic videogames of that era. Harking back to a simpler time of pure gameplay, take control of The VideoKid as he hurls videos through the mailboxes, or windows, of his customers to earn cash.
  • VSR: Void Space Racing, SONKA – £8.99 (€9.99)
    If you’re looking for your generic futuristic racer, look for it elsewhere – this game is not for the faint of heart! Impactful and challenging, VSR: Void Space Racing gives you the opportunity to fly through vast and diverse locations in outer space and prove yourself worthy of the first place!

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Nintendo – £34.99 (€39.99)
    Explore a variety of tricky sandbox-style levels inspired by Japanese box gardens called Hakoniwa in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker! With 3D visuals and Touch Screen controls, it feels like there’s a box garden right in your hands!
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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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