Nintendo eShop Update: 21st 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, New Nintendo 3DS, and 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 Demo

  • Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical, Flyhigh Works – Free
    Jump and Slash to the rhythm! Dark Witch Music: Rudymical now on Nintendo Switch! Play the 1 player Story Mode and defeat all the bosses! Play the VS Mode to battle 1vs1 against your friends, and the Co-op Mode for 2-player team play!

Nintendo Switch Games

  • 60 Seconds!, Robot Gentleman – $9.99
    Oh no! It’s the nuclear bomb alarm! 60 Seconds! is a dark comedy atomic adventure of scavenge and survival. Collect supplies and rescue your family before the nuke hits. Stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, ration food and hunt mutant cockroaches. And maybe survive. Or not.
  • ACA NEOGEO Pulstar, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Pulstar is a side-scrolling shooting game released by SNK in 1995. Control the “Dino246”, and take down the aliens who are attacking the solar system. The game features a verity of offensive and defensive options, including 5 unique Voyager items and special IO items. Use everything at your disposal to protect your ship and defeat the alien threat!
  • Bloody Zombies, nDreams – $14.99 (available Saturday 23rd December)
    Bloody Zombies is a co-op brawler evolved for Nintendo Switch with innovative freeform combat, expansive multiplayer options, and hordes upon hordes of zombies! Fight over 20 diverse environments using your brutal, expanding abilities to take down a huge variety of deadly, mutated zombies. Created for 1-4 players both online & offline, Bloody Zombies is fully playable across all Switch play modes and supports all controller configurations.
  • Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, FDG Entertainment – $14.99
    Explore a vast open game world in classic action-adventure fashion as Lily, Knight of the Rose! Slash your way through monster-infested dungeons to save the Kingdom of Blossom from eternal darkness. Collect unique weapons, spells and items during your journey to take down powerful bosses and solve clever puzzles. Be part of a vivid, dynamic story passed down from grandfather to grandchildren by influencing the course of events yourself!
  • Energy Cycle, Evgeniy Kolpakov – $3 (available Monday 25th December)
    Energy Cycle – new puzzle game from the developers of Energy Balance. When you click each cell on the game field – it changes color, and the colors of adjacent cells horizontally and vertically. Your task to bring all the cells to the same color. Sounds pretty easy, but try to do it!
  • Frederic: Resurrection of Music, Forever Entertainment – $5.99
    Step into Frederic Chopin’s shoes, and embark onto an one-of-a-kind adventure through musical genre. Frederic Chopin – one of the world’s most talented classical composers, is brought back from the afterlife and finds that he’s an involuntary part of a treacherous plan. The world of music is at the edge of destruction. Soulless music labels and mass-produced popstars have hindered all creativity. And you’re the only hope of bringing it back.
  • FruitFall Crush, System 3 Software – $TBC
    FruitFall Crush, a true puzzle game, ideally suited to the Nintendo Switch gaming philosophy; simple in concept but with enormous depth as the challenge increases. FruitFall Crush is very easy to grasp with simple controls but will keep players coming back for more, eager to improve their performance. It’s one of those games that’s impossible to put down, yet so easy to pick up and play! The superb blend of carefully crafted game mechanics, ease of play combined with 75 mind-bending levels, will have you reaching for FruitFall Crush time and time again!
  • Heart&Slash, Badland Games – $14.99
    Heart&Slash is a 3D brawler roguelike robot love story set in a world where machines are all that remains from human civilization. You play as Heart, a sentient robot fighting to escape the grip of the evil and all-seeing machine QuAsSy (Quality Assurance Systems). But make no mistake, Heart&Slash is no walk in the park. Every death is permanent and means a new randomly generated level for you to start over with a different set of weapons and items you can use, new enemies to fight and secrets to explore.
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Stage Clear Studios – $14.99
    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic adventure filled with action-packed platforming and creative puzzle-solving. Armed with only a Magic Marker, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world in order to save his kid brother, Felix. Fortunately, the Magic Marker has the power to bend the elements and create magic objects that can help Max on his quest. Join Max on the greatest adventure of his life!
  • Mom Hid My Game!, KEMCO – $4.99
    It’s gone! My game is lost! Take back to hunting for consoles hidden by Mom! Let’s find the game console Mom hid! Is it inside the chest or on the shelf? Could it be under the sofa, too? Where is it!? Find the ‘game’ in each level using various items! An easy-going and funny escape game awaits!
  • Puzzle Box Maker, Bplus – $14.99
    We love Pixel art! Paint them, Share them and Play with them like never before – only on Nintendo Switch! Let your fantasy run wild and get creating and uploading your own amazing Pixel Arts to the cloud. Browse the online gallery and play automatically created, challenging levels from any user-generated image. Redraw your image in paint-by-numbers style or use it as a level to play action mini-games within it.
  • RXN -Raijin-, KAYAC – $38
    Japanese game developer & shoot’em up specialists Gulti and “The Fun-Loving Corporation” Kayac are proud to present the all-new “RXN -Raijin-“. The project commemorates Gulti’s 10th anniversary, and the team has delivered a title that emphasizes the fundamentals of the shmup genre – shoot, dodge, destroy. The vertically-scrolling shooter utilizes the entire width of the 16:9 field, resulting in challenging, strategy-testing gameplay.
  • Sparkle Unleashed, 10tons – $7.99 (available Monday 25th December)
    Sparkle Unleashed is an exciting marble shooter match-three action puzzle with impeccable polish and superbly smooth gameplay! A secluded world of mystery has succumbed to an ominous darkness. You must travel through the fallen lands, light magical braziers and banish the darkness once and for all.
  • Tactical Mind, QubicGames – $2.99 (available Friday 22nd December)
    Immerse yourself in the best strategy gameplay since Checkers! Spawn your pawns wisely, level them up and destroy the opponent’s Crystal! Play a progression-based Single Player campaign, or duke it out with a friend on one of the fourteen local Multiplayer maps. Become a Master of Pawns with your Tactical Mind.
  • The Coma: Recut, Digerati – $19.99
    The Coma: Recut is a Korean survival horror. You are Youngho, a hapless Korean student who, after drifting asleep during his final exam, wakes to find himself trapped in a twisted version of his school, Sehwa High. And he’s not alone. Relentlessly pursued by a psychotic killer, Youngho must evade his hunter while desperately searching for a way to escape the dread-filled corridors and classrooms.
  • The Deer God, Level 77 – $7.99
    The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills. It’s a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world. Feast your eyes on the beautiful lighting, day and night system, and vast landscapes.
  • The Next Penelope, Plug In Digital – $12.99
    Set in a futuristic Odyssey, The Next Penelope is a fast-paced action racing game with loud colors, an original story and a challenging risk-reward system. As Penelope is looking for Ulysses through the galaxy, the player is free to explore the planets in any order. Each world features unique situations, races, even bosses, and new permanent abilities to enhance Penelope’s spaceship. Weapons can be mixed and used at any time, but all these abilities cost vital energy, so the player is very powerful and close to death at the same time!
  • Tiny Metal, Unties – $24.99
    A turn-based strategy game of intrigue with a distinct Japanese flavor that takes place in the aftermath of your king’s assassination. Roll out the tanks, create more troops, expand your squad, and struggle for territory with war-room levels of control! Outfight the enemy with your own army of foot soldiers, tanks, helicopters, tactical vehicles, and fighter jets. Capture rival territories and extend your military power over the sprawling map of Zipang. Follow the gripping story of Nathan Gries and answer for yourself what is — and what isn’t — worth fighting for.
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL, Wired Productions – $12.99
    Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is an epic bite-sized arcade shooter, filled to the brim with action-packed mini maps of mayhem! Take control of your tiny troopers as you battle evil adversaries from around the world with a multitude of weapons. Recruit specialist mercenaries such as Medics, Machine Gunners and the Elite Delta Force to subdue enemy insurgents! Collect medals, dog tags, Intel and more during the course of each mission to ensure victory.

New Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Mom Hid My Game!, KEMCO – $4.99
    It’s gone! My game is lost! Take back to hunting for consoles hidden by Mom! Let’s find the game console Mom hid! Is it inside the chest or on the shelf? Could it be under the sofa, too? Where is it!? Find the ‘game’ in each level using various items! An easy-going and funny escape game awaits!

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • PICROSS e8, Jupiter Corporation – $5.99
    The newest version of the series, with all the functions of previous titles!” The 8th game in the Picross e series with over 500,000 downloads worldwide. 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!
  • The Legend of Dark Witch 3 – Wisdom and Lunacy, CIRCLE Entertainment – $TBC
    The Legend of Dark Witch 3 – Wisdom and Lunacy is a 2D side-scrolling action shooting game. The player (Zizou) advances through a variety of stages while using their Shot and Lord Attack to defeat enemies. Defeating the bosses at the end of stages clears the stage. Beating all stages clears the game. When you start the game you’ll play through the Opening Stage. Upon clearing that, you’ll move on to the Stage Select Screen where you have 8 stages to choose from. The Syega Fragments and Tres collected during stages can be used to Power Up the player character. After defeating a certain number of enemies in a stage, or reaching certain places you’ll receive Syega Fragments which can be used to activate slots temporarily.
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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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