Nintendo eShop Update: 14th December 2017 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new content on Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS – as well as plentiful discounts.

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

  • Embers of Mirrim, Creative Bytes Studios – Free
    To save their world from an alien threat, two proud races must set aside their differences and come together… literally. Embers of Mirrim is an adventure-platformer featuring a mystical creature with the ability to split into light and dark embers, each independently controlled by the analogue sticks.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO The Last Blade, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    The Last Blade is a fighting game released by SNK in 1997, set in Japan’s Edo period with a roster of unique swordsmen to choose from. Thematically the game is similar to the Samurai Shodown series, but also features a wealth of innovative systems to set it apart. One such system is the ability to choose between “Power” and “Speed” styles when selecting a character. The “Power” system focuses on high damage while the “Speed” system focuses more on intricate combos and speed. The game also features a unique “Hajiki” ability that allows players to deflect or repel attacks. The game also allows the player to cancel super attacks into Desperation Moves adding another strategic element to the game. Finally, the game features a wealth of flashy attacks thanks to the inclusion of Super Secret Skills and Super Desperation Moves.
  • Black the Fall, Sand Sailor Studio – $14.99
    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?
  • Bleed, Digerati – $14.99
    Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams — she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like! Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There’s no filler — just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!
  • Brawlout, Angry Mob Games – $19.99 (available Tuesday 19th December)
    Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale. Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for.
  • Crawl, Powerhoof – $14.99 (available Tuesday 19th December)
    Crawl is a fast-paced arcade dungeon crawler for one to four players. Battle through randomly generated dungeons full of cruel traps and horrid beasts- all controlled by your friends! If one of them kills you they take your place and it’s their turn to crawl. It’s a race to gain enough XP and loot to face them all as they possess the flailing limbs of the hulking final boss!
  • DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time, Toydea – $24.99 (available Tuesday 19th December)
    Rose is a human and a half dragon. One day, she wanders into the world called “Tree of time” with a fairy instead of a parent. The treasure falls asleep deep under the dungeon in the world. So, they try the dungeon to return to their home with the power of treasure! This is a wonderful rogue-like game. If she dies in adventure, she loses all items and the level is reset. And because the dungeon transforms with every playthrough, the quest will never be the same. Your courage and growth will be the power to clear the dungeon!
  • Enter the Gungeon, Devolver Digital – $14.99
    The Enter the Gungeon game is a dungeon crawler that follows a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
  • Gorogoa, Annapurna Interactive – $14.99
    Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts. The gameplay of Gorogoa is wholly original, comprised of lavishly illustrated panels that players arrange and combine in imaginative ways to solve puzzles. Impeccably simple, yet satisfyingly complex.
  • Hammerwatch, BlitWorks – $9.99
    Be prepared to kill hordes of enemies with varied looks and features through unique environments with traps, hidden secrets and lots of puzzles. Master each of seven different classes, including The Sorcerer, a new class coming first to consoles. Unlock and upgrade the unique abilities of each class as you progress through the game.
  • Hiragana Pixel Party, Springloaded – $8.99 (available Saturday 16th December)
    Learn to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana characters in a fun chiptune adventure! Not just for people who want to learn Japanese, this is a game anyone can enjoy. Progress through 16 different worlds remembering patterns and repeating them in time to an all-original chip music soundtrack! Learn how to recognize the shapes and sounds of each symbol in the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries. Learn them all and be able to easily read and pronounce Japanese words!
  • Mecho Tales, Arcade Distillery – $9.99
    An all-new adventure in the world of Mecho Wars! Run and shoot through chaotic platforming levels filled with spikes, bottomless pits and an army of deadly robots. Go it alone or team up with your friends in four-player local multiplayer. Directed by Luc Bernard.
  • Mutant Mudds Collection, Atooi – $9.99
    It’s the greatest collection of muddy games under one roof! Revisit the platforming fun of the award-winning Mutant Mudds Deluxe and Mutant Mudds Super Challenge on your Nintendo Switch™. But wait, there’s more! A brand-new game has been added to the collection!! Fend off the rising mudds from below in the new explosive puzzler, Mudd Blocks.
  • Never Stop Sneakin, Humble Hearts – $14.99
    Can you believe it? That madman, Amadeus Guildenstern, just travelled 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-travelling scheme!
  • One More Dungeon, Ratalaika Games – $7.99
    One More Dungeon is a first-person shooter roguelike with procedurally generated levels and pixel-art graphics. Being a nameless adventure seeker, your job is to reach the final level deep within the dungeon and destroy the obelisks that are used by forces of Evil to invade the world. Use a melee weapon, magic staffs, and antique artefacts, to burst your way through the hordes of enemies inhabiting a few game areas.
  • Pinball FX3, Zen Studios – Free
    Pinball FX3 is the biggest, most community-focused pinball game ever created. Multiplayer matchups, user-generated tournaments and league play create endless opportunity for pinball competition. Not so hot with the flippers? Pinball FX3 features new single-player modes that will help you become a better player!
  • Poly Bridge, Dry Cactus Limited – $14.99
    Unleash your engineering creativity with an engaging and fresh bridge-building simulator with all the bells and whistles! Play the fully featured campaign with 100+ levels of challenging physics puzzles or make your own puzzles and bridge designs in the Sandbox. Success begins by getting cars to their destinations by any means; build suspensions, ramps and jumps, double-deckers, moving drawbridges, and much more. Complete every level under budget and with a sturdy, unbreaking bridge, to become a Poly Bridge Master Engineer… and unlock the secret world.
  • Romancing SaGa 2, Square Enix – $19.99 (available Friday 15th December)
    Sit upon the throne of the Varennes Empire and control several generations of rulers in a valiant battle against the Seven Heroes. A dynamic freeform scenario system – a hallmark of the SaGa RPG series – enables you to take command of a variety of protagonists along the line of imperial succession and experience the history of a nation as it grows and changes based on your actions.
  • Stern Pinball Arcade, FarSight Studios – Free
    Stern Pinball Inc has created many of the all-time greatest pinball tables. They are the most experienced and largest producer of real pinball machines in business today! Modern classics in this collection include: Ghostbusters Premium; Star Trek Vengeance Premium; AC/DC Premium; Mustang Premium “Boss”; Harley-Davidson / Third Edition; Last Action Hero; Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Starship Troopers; High Roller Casino; Ripley’s Believe it or Not!;
    and Phantom of the Opera.
  • Unholy Heights, Mebius – $4.99
    Unholy Heights is a combination of Apartment Management Simulation and Tower Defense. As the devil, you have to collect rents, use them to improve the living environment, and beat all the human adventures with the power of tenants!
  • Yooka-Laylee, Team17 – $39.99
    Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectables as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose). Embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books … and convert them into pure profit!
  • Unepic, Francis Cota – $9.99 (available Friday 15th December)
    Daniel was just an average guy. He was a great video game player, a big fan of sci-fi movies, and a novice RPG player. In the midst of an RPG, he was teleported to a castle. At first, Daniel believed that he was having a massive hallucination. Eager to keep playing within the RPG to create his own adventure, he decides to go along for the ride until his delirium comes to an end.

New Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Blok Drop Chaos, RCMADIAX – $1.49
    In Blok Drop Chaos you must act quickly to catch the fallen blocks. Collect the correct number of blocks and advance to the next level. Endless fun for everyone!

Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Four Champions
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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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