Nintendo eShop Update: 18th January 2018 (Europe)

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

Special Offers: Nintendo Switch

  • Beach Buggy Racing, Vector Unit – £4.99 (€4.99) until 23rd January 2018, normally £9.99 (€9.99)
  • Bleed, Digerati – £12.14 (€13.49) until 22nd January 2018, normally £13.49 (€14.99)
  • Crimsonland, 10tons – £9.59 (€11.19) until 24th January 2018, normally £11.99 (€13.99)
  • Oxenfree, Night School Studio – £3.99 (€4.99) until 6th February 2018, normally £15.99 (€19.99)
  • Portal Knights, 505 Games – £22.49 (€26.99) until 28th January 2018, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Riptide GP: Renegade, Vector Unit – £4.99 (€4.99) until 23rd January 2018, normally £9.99 (€9.99)
  • Spelunker Party!, Square Enix – £12.49 (€14.99) until 21st January 2018, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • The Coma: Recut, Digerati – £16.19 (€17.99) until 22nd January 2018, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Transcripted, Plug In Digital – £6.29 (€7.19) until 25th January 2018, normally £6.99 (€7.99)

Special Offers: Wii U

  • Box Up, RCMADIAX – £0.93 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.39 (€1.49)
  • Color Bombs, RCMADIAX – £0.93 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.39 (€1.49)
  • Exile’s End, XSEED Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Galaxy Blaster, RCMADIAX – £0.93 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.39 (€1.49)
  • Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing, EnjoyUp Games – £3.59 (€3.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Job the Leprechaun, Herrero – £1.80 (€2) until 8th February 2018, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Pentapuzzle, RCMADIAX – £2.74 (€3) until 15th February 2018, normally £4.09 (€4.49)
  • Pixel Slime U, RCMADIAX – £1.80 (€2) until 15th February 2018, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Reptillian Rebellion, Herrero – £2 (€2) until 8th February 2018, normally £2.99 (€2.99)
  • Spheroids, Eclipse Games – £3.49 (€3.99) until 25th January 2018, normally £6.99 (€7.99)
  • Shooty Space, RCMADIAX – £1.80 (€2) until 15th February 2018, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Super Robo Mouse, RCMADIAX – £2.74 (€3) until 15th February 2018, normally £4.09 (€4.49)
  • Tachyon Project, Eclipse Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Tap Tap Arcade, RCMADIAX – £1.19 (€1.33) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Tap Tap Arcade 2, RCMADIAX – £1.80 (€2) until 15th February 2018, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Touch Selections, RCMADIAX – £1.80 (€2) until 15th February 2018, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • VoxelMaker, Nostatic Software – £3.59 (€4.39) until 25th January 2018, normally £4.49 (€5.49)

Special Offers: New Nintendo 3DS

  • Breakout Defense 2, nuGAME – £4.19 (€4.89) until 15th February 2018, normally £5.99 (€6.99)
  • Don’t Crash Go, RCMADIAX – £0.93 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.39 (€1.49)
  • Four Bombs, RCMADIAX – £0.93 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.39 (€1.49)
  • Pink Dot Blue Dot, RCMADIAX – £0.93 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.39 (€1.49)
  • Swipe, RCMADIAX – £0.93 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.39 (€1.49)
  • Table Tennis Infinity, RCMADIAX – £0.93 (€0.99) until 15th February 2018, normally £1.39 (€1.49)

Special Offers: Nintendo 3DS

  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £5.39 (€5.99) until 25th January 2018, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Corpse Party, XSEED Games – £12.49 (€14.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven, Marvelous Europe – £7.49 (€8.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Return to PopoloCrois: A Story Of Seasons Fairytale, Marvelous Europe – £8.99 (€10.49) until 1st February 2018, normally £29.99 (€34.99)
  • Rune Factory 4, XSEED Games – £12.49 (€14.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Senran Kagura Burst, Marvelous Europe – £14.99 (€17.27) until 1st February 2018, normally £29.99 (€34.55)
  • Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, Marvelous Europe – £12.49 (€14.99) until 1st February 2018, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • VoxelMaker, Nostatic Software – £3.65 (€4.39) until 25th January 2018, normally £4.59 (€5.49)

Nintendo Switch Add-On Content

  • Chess Ultra: Pantheon Game Pack, Ripstone Publishing – £4.99 (€5.99)

This pack features a Roman temple where Imperial Roman soldiers clash on a stone checkerboard. Chess is a battle, and what better chess pieces to do battle with than the Imperial Roman army! Set in a truly epic Roman temple, the chess pieces are equally heroic. Gladiators and centurions stand shoulder-to-shoulder with scholars, and even Julius Caesar himself! This game pack perfectly suits a closely fought battle of wits! This pack contains a chess set and an environment. These can be used separately and paired with all other sets and environments in game.

  • Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court, Red Hook Studios – £7.99 (€8.99)

“THE BLOOD…I MUST HAVE THE BLOOD!” Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court is the first expansion for the grim and gothic RPG by Red Hook Studios. Crimson Court is a parallel campaign experienced alongside the main Darkest Dungeon content that will provide you with new challenges and variation at every difficulty level. The narrative grounding sheds some light on the Ancestor’s early days, and will be presented in the same style of cut-scenes you’ve seen elsewhere in the game. The DLC is designed to be played alongside an existing campaign, or as a brand new one–your choice! The events and features will unlock over the course of play.

  • Darkest Dungeon: The Shieldbreaker, Red Hook Studios – £2.99 (€3.49)

The Shieldbreaker is a powerful ally in the fight to reclaim the Estate and banish the evil that squats in the Darkest Dungeon. A highly-tactical and solid damage dealing hero, she truly excels when countering monsters with high protection and those who guard their allies. Her movement, speed, and targeted abilities make her a valuable ally for dismantling intractable monster groups. Though relatively low health, the Shieldbreaker is yet highly survivable in short bursts thanks to her Aegis scales.

  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Champions Character Pack, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – £1.69 (€1.99)

Ms. Marvel! Nova! Miles Morales! This generation’s greatest Super Heroes unite with other young heroes from around the world to form The Champions! If you download, you can play as: Ironheart, Devil Dinosaur, Moon Girl, Viv Vision & Sparky, Amadeus Cho, Nadia Pym Wasp, Kate Bishop, and Nova.

  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Classic 01, Lightwood Games – £2.99 (€2.99)

An additional pack of classic black-and-white puzzles in various sizes.

  • Stern Pinball Arcade: Limited Edition Add-on Pack 1, FarSight Studios – £7.57 (€8.48)

This add-on pack includes the pinball tables: AC/DC Back in Black Limited Edition, AC/DC Let There Be Rock Limited Edition, and Star Trek Enterprise Limited Edition.

  • Stern Pinball Arcade: Limited Edition Add-on Pack 2, FarSight Studios – £7.57 (€8.48)

This add-on pack includes the pinball tables: Mustang Limited Edition “50 Years,” and Ghostbusters Limited Edition.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Death Squared: The Employee Evaluation, SMG Studio – Free

Does anyone actually read these descriptions? They do? And there’s someone reading right now? Well, in that case: Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game for 1, 2 or 4 players, best enjoyed with loved ones who don’t mind a little arguing for the greater good.

Prove your teamwork skills in Death Squared as you solve puzzles together or die trying! Each player needs to guide a robot to a colour-coded goal, but the path is beset with deadly traps and hazards. Teams of players will need close observation and communication to keep each other alive and discover a solution together.

  • League of Evil, Ratalaika Games – Free

Use your acrobatic skills to punch your way through levels filled with deadly traps and defeat your enemies. The world is counting on you! In this new version we bring you new features such as new exclusive levels and a level editor, that will allow players to create and share their own levels! You can even share levels with players all over the world! This works across platforms, increasing the total amount of levels available.

Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders

  • Scribblenauts: Showdown, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – £34.99 (€39.99)

It’s Scribblenauts, party-style! Use your imagination and go head-to-head in the ultimate multiplayer showdown! Enjoy a party-style Scribblenauts experience, conjuring from over 35,000 objects from the vast Scribblenauts dictionary to outsmart your opponent in over 25 mini-games!

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO Power Spikes II, Hamster Corporation – £6.29 (€6.99)

Power Spikes II is a sports game released in 1994 by Video System. It features the Hyper Mode where the world’s strongest 8 teams compete along with the World Men’s and World Women’s teams in this futuristic fighting volleyball. In Hyper Mode, commands for special serves and spikes can be input for an intense battle.

  • Ambition of the Slimes, Flyhigh Works – £4.99 (€5)

The weakest monster ever known in gaming history, the “Slime” is finally standing up (?) for its rights! Slimes are surprisingly versatile – they can use magic, they can multiply, they can use special abilities…but no matter how capable they are, unfortunately, they usually end up bashed into a mush, sometimes not even by the protagonist of the game but by a village commoner! …Now it’s time to change things using the ability “Claim”.

  • Arcade Archives Double Dragon, Hamster Corporation – £6.29 (€6.99)

Double Dragon is an action game that was released from Technos Japan in 1987. Two brothers fight with evil, to rescue Marian that has been kidnapped by violence organization.

  • Baseball Riot, 10tons – £4.49 (€4.99)

Baseball Riot is a fun physics-based puzzle game packed with slapstick comedy and mayhem! Take control of retired star batter Gabe Carpaccio as he goes on a crusade to free his former team from the grasp of Explodz Inc. Smash baseballs at various Explodz-fuelled goons such as obnoxious fans, biased umpires, leery catchers and more. Bounce the ball of walls and platforms to knock out many targets with one hit. Detonate Explodz crates to launch the baddies sky high! See the enemies tumble as hapless ragdolls and try to master each level by collecting three stars. Conquer more than 100 levels and save the day!

  • Brawl, QubicGames – £8.99 (€9.99)

Step into the darkness of The Emporium with eight unique characters, each with a rich back story 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. Play with up to four players on Multiplayer Mode with 20+ interactive maps. Fight against your opponents and environmental hazards in five game modes, featuring Sumo, Color Domination and Classic Brawl. Team up with a friend and take a challenge on three different Challenge Modes. Use powerups to upgrade your bombs and be even more powerful than usual.

  • Darkest Dungeon, Red Hook Studios – £17.99 (€21.99)

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.

  • Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition, Red Hook Studios – £25.99 (€30.99)

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system. The Ancestral Edition includes the Darkest Dungeon core game plus the following content packs: The Crimson Court and The Shieldbreaker.

  • Energy Balance, Evgeniy Kolpakov – £2.69 (€2.99)

During a mission your spaceship encounters an unknown anomaly and all systems fail. You have to balance the energy in order to get them running again and to get home safely. 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?

  • Gunhouse, Other Ocean Group – £11.99 (€12.99)

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 *for ever*), 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 – £17.99 (€19.99)

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.

  • Nightmare Boy, Badland Games – £8.99 (€9.99)

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.

  • Nuclien, Springloaded – £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…

  • Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast, Gambitious – £2.99 (€3.49)

The boys are back , and they look better than ever! Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast is a brand new spin-off to the surprise indie hi, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator. This time around we’re taking tinsel town down a few notches, whilst classing up the joint. Play as one of many famous, but for legal purposes, slightly different pop culture icons and verbally spar with other Hollywood elitists using a deep battle system. Verbally joust by yourself or take your verbal skills on a global PR tour and battle friends and family from anywhere in the world.

  • Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator, Gambitious – £1.99 (€2.29)

The parrot is back from the dead bringing countless new insults for your disposal, Sir! This is the game that parts lovers, destroys families and turns friends into enemies. And it does even more! And I have proof! You can spread affront to everyone in the world that has Internet access or – if you’re not the most sociable – you can sit alone and play with yourself.

  • Qbik, Forever Entertainment – £3 (€3.34) if you own Sparkle 2 EVO, Violett or Frederic: Resurrection of Music, otherwise £4.04 (€4.49) until 1st February 2018, normally £4.49 (€4.99)

In the beginning there was a dot, levitating in white nothingness. Eons have passed and nothing has changed, but the power of creation was slowly stirring within the dot. And this is how the adventure begins! Qbik is a beautifully designed pixel-art puzzle game. Enter the world of Qbik and explore a square land full of brainteasers, puzzles, and riddles – traverse all 63 levels and discover the origin story of this square little fella! But that’s not all, folks! Qbik gives you the ability to make your own cave in the Level Editor!

  • Rally Racers, System 3 – £8.99 (€9.99)

Where road rage becomes raging fun! 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 race mates from the opposition team, performing stunts and completing challenges to be first over the finish line.

  • Tales of the Tiny Planet, Joindots – £17.99 (€19.99)

Tales of the Tiny Planet tells the story of a Planet searching through the galaxies for his lost friends. You have the ability to manipulate the world elements to guide him safely through the galaxies. Will the missing planet be behind the next portal? Find out, beat the high-score or compete with your friends in this new physics-puzzle game!

  • Vesta, FinalBoss Games – £11.46 (€12.74) until 26th January 2018, normally £13.49 (€14.99)

Vesta is a witty 6-year-old girl who lives in a desolate underground maze – the ruins of a once-bright city inhabited by humans and perfect machines. Although this world can be lonely, she is kept company by her friend BOT. It advises her and encourages her to do the tasks she is assigned, although it knows much more than it lets on. In order to survive in this passive yet hostile environment, BOT will give Vesta a real helper – DROID. He may be a bit rough around the edges, but he’ll handle physical tasks that would be impossible for a fully grown adult, let alone a little girl. Besides, he is the perfect weapon to defend against the dangers lurking in the remains of this abandoned complex.

  • World to the West, Rain Games – £17.99 (€19.99)

A teleportation-mishap, a broken contract, a mysterious tree and a foolhardy expedition set the stage for our four heroes. Follow Lumina, Teri, Knaus and Clonington on a rip-roaring adventure full of twists and turns through the World to the West! A young Teslamancer, an optimistic underdog, a seasoned explorer and a strongman aristocrat out of his depth find themselves flung into an adventure none of them signed up for. In a land that holds secrets best left forgotten, the four heroes must use their unique abilities to find glory, get revenge, and for some, simply find a way home.

New Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Raining Coins, Crazysoft – £3.59 (€3.99)

It’s raining gold coins! Come, play and catch them! The skies have opened up but it’s not raining cats and dogs! It’s raining gold coins! Help poor Eve catch the gold coins and buy the toys she loves. Super addictive family game fun for kids, teenagers and grownups.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Link-a-Pix Colour, Lightwood Games – £6.99 (€7.99)

Link-a-Pix is a clue-linking puzzle where every grid has a picture hidden inside. The aim is to reveal the picture by painting paths to link the clues. Connect pairs of clues which have the same colour and number. The number shows the length of the line which will connect them. Link-a-Pix can always be solved using logic and deduction. You don’t ever have to guess!

  • Picross e8, Jupiter – £4.49 (€5)

The 8th game in the Picross e series! It retains all the functions of Picross e7, with all-new puzzles. Enjoy Picross in a comfortable play environment refined from all the previous series. Picross is a ‘Picture Crossword Puzzle Game’ where numbers act as hints to complete images. The rules are simple and easy to grasp. Anyone can do it!

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Robin Hood The Archer, Mondo TV – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Sissi And The Magic Of The Bracelet, Mondo TV – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Sissi Loves The Animals, Mondo TV – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Sissi Will Become The Queen Of Austria, Mondo TV – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • The Brave Robin Hood: Adventures In The Forest, Mondo TV – £0.89 (€0.99)
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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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