Nintendo eShop Update: 23rd August 2018 (North America)

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

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Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week on Nintendo of America’s website.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Earthworms, SONKA – Free
    Feel the thrill of horror mixed with a dose of humor, beauty, ugliness, and weirdness in the surreal world of Earthworms – brought to Switch especially for you to delve into. Play as Daniel White, a private detective endowed with parapsychic abilities, and solve investigations with the help of his visions. Soon, what he thinks is a typical missing person case, will lead him to a global conspiracy.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO Real Bout Fatal Fury 2, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1998. It is the 7th title in the Fatal Fury series. New elements have been added on top of refining the previous systems. This entry adds Rick Strowd and Li Xiangfei as playable characters, and Geese Howard makes his return as well.
  • Bad North, Raw Fury – $14.99
    Your home is under attack. The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Hope is a distant glimmer in the fog, fading fast with every passing moment. As you rise to take your father’s place as ruler, it will fall to you to stage your defenses. But make no mistake – this is no fight for victory, but a desperate grasp for survival. Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people.
  • Behind the Screen, COSEN – $9.99
    Behind The Screen is a suspense puzzle action game, set in Taiwan of an age when the internet was still not common, tracing the life of “a certain murderer”, seeking the truth which has been bent and can no longer be distinguished.
  • Blade Strangers, Nicalis – $39.99 (available Tuesday 28th August)
    A malevolent force known only as Lina is devouring data from a vast, interdimensional network of servers overseen by sentient computers called “motes.” In desperation, the motes summon heroes from a variety of parallel game worlds to face off against each other in one-on-one combat. Fighter roster includes popular characters from previous Studio Saizensen and/or Nicalis games, including Code of Princess EX, Cave Story+, the Umihara Kawase series, and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. Other surprise entrants include the well-known indie superstar characters, Shovel Knight and Gunvolt.
  • de Blob 2, THQ Nordic – $29.99 (available Tuesday 28th August)
    In de Blob 2 Comrade Black and the Inkies are back with a whole new plot to rid the world of color. With all-new help from Papa Blanc and his followers the Blancs, Blob and his friends will have their work cut out for them bringing color back to the citizens of Prisma City.
  • Earthworms, SONKA – $7.99 (available Friday 24th August)
    Feel the thrill of horror mixed with a dose of humor, beauty, ugliness, and weirdness in the surreal world of Earthworms – brought to Switch especially for you to delve into. Play as Daniel White, a private detective endowed with parapsychic abilities, and solve investigations with the help of his visions. Soon, what he thinks is a typical missing person case, will lead him to a global conspiracy.
  • Extreme Poker, DORASU – $4.99
    From classic to original, five games based on poker rules are included. A new standard for poker games for poker lovers. Not to mention game poker familiar in the game room and COOL 104 (What if?), Of course, changing soldiers, you can experience the fun of making fun of not being able to meet usually, bingo × poker, nervous breakdown × poker nervously includes poker game.
  • Fernz Gate, KEMCO – $12.99
    Travel to the other side and beyond and find a way back home in a fantasy RPG. After awaking in unfamiliar woods, Alex, an ordinary high schooler living an ordinary life, learns he has somehow ended up in Fernland, a world dominated by conflict and destruction.
  • Flood of Light, indienova – $4.99
    Flood of light is a puzzle game with beautiful arts and wonderful music. You control a mysterious girl who arrives at a city that is completely flooded with water. Only she possesses the ability to control light. By using the girl’s supernatural power, you can solve various puzzles to gradually make the water recede and ultimately save the city.
  • Hacky Zack, Digerati – $9.99
    You are Zack. Juggle balls, bounce off walls and avoid fatal falls as you try to make it through more than 100 levels of precision puzzle-platforming. Collect stickers along the way to unlock optional time-trial challenge levels as well as extra playable characters (who are also extra cute!).
  • Kero Blaster, Active Gaming Media – $9.99
    A frog has the adventure of a lifetime in this lovely stage-based action game. You play a bipedal frog employed by the mysterious start-up company Cat & Frog Inc. Fend off enemies seeking to stop you and overcome the challenging landscape as you head toward your destination.
  • Little Dragons Café, Aksys Games – $59.99 (available Friday 24th August)
    Little Dragons Café opens with a twin brother and sister learning to cook and manage a small café with their mother. All was routine until one morning when the twins discover that their mother won’t wake up. Suddenly, a strange old man appears and tells them that they must raise a dragon to save her. Working with three quirky café employees, the twins must wrangle a dragon and run the family business while finding a way to save their mother.
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Capcom – $59.99 (available Tuesday 28th August)
    This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch system. Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode. The Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate game features the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favorites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters. A free demo of the game is available to download now on Nintendo eShop.
  • Morphies Law, Cosmoscope – $19.99
    Morphies Law is a 3rd person 3D shooter where you can steal mass from other players making them shrink while you grow, which balances the game. Size affects everything! what you can do, how you can navigate the different maps, how to play each gamemode and more. Customize your Morphie, choose your weapons and go steal some mass.
  • My Farm, Plug In Digital – $9.99
    You start with just a hen, an empty field and a few pennies. You have to feed your hen, take care of it and improve its living conditions. If you give it plenty of seed to eat, your hen will lay eggs that you can sell to the Shopkeeper. In exchange, you can buy more animals at the Farmers’ Fair. But be careful! If your hens are not fed regularly they will run off to find food somewhere else! And they will continue to leave even if your game is not running…
  • Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition, Limited Run Games – $14.99 (available Friday 24th August)
    Originally developed by Digital Pictures in 1987 and released in 1992, Night Trap has been completely rebuilt, bringing it to a level of video quality never before seen. Night Trap tells the story of five teenage girls spending the weekend at the Martin home. As a member of the Special Control Attack Team, your job is to monitor the home and protect the girls using an intricate system of cameras and traps as it is being invaded by vampires.
  • Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition, Double Eleven – $29.99
    In the Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition game, you will see the impact of your grand design on the lives of your inmates, be it a utopic center for rehabilitation, a brutal Super Max Prison, or anything in between. Acting as both architect and governor, you control every detail of your Prison – from building new cells and facilities to hiring staff and creating reform programs – all while dealing with informants, contraband smuggling, gang warfare, full-scale riots and more!
  • Shio, Coconut Island Games – $12.99
    Shio is a challenging platformer game in which you deep and moving story by jumping from lantern to lantern. If you like to challenge yourself, you will like Shio as well.
  • Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, Atypical Games – $9.99
    This is the ultimate World War II air combat game. You’ll participate in visceral dogfights, protect cities and fleets, bomb enemy structures and even fly through tunnels. Everything is set up in accurately recreated real life locations like Pearl Harbor, Coast of Dover, Midway, Germany and France.
  • Space Ribbon, Onteca – $14.99 (available Friday 24th August)
    The year is 2132 and the earth’s remaining resources have been mined to create Space Ribbon, a reality TV racing platform set in the far reaches of the galaxy. Giant pandas and tigers spew illuminated ribbons of solid space junk from their mouths (space ribbons.) Humans compete by racing on these platforms, using the beaten up cars left strewn across the dystopian earth of 2132.
  • The Low Road, XGen Studios – $14.99
    The Low Road is a point-and-click graphic adventure game in which rookie agent Noomi Kovacs must navigate her way through the world of corporate espionage in this dark spy comedy set in the 1970s.
  • Victor Vran Overkill Edition, Haemimont Games – $39.99 (available Tuesday 28th August)
    Become Victor, hunter of demons. Forge your own hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Explore Motörhead: Through the Ages – a wild tour through the mythos of the loudest band in the world, and enter the Fractured Worlds, a dimension formed from the fragments of broken realms.
  • Western 1849 Reloaded, NAWIA Games – $6.99 (available Wednesday 29th August)
    Back in 1849, when the West was Wild and gunslingers faced off on the street, gold was discovered in the sleepy town of Sunset Bluff. Like a coyote drawn to the scent of blood, the Quicksilver Bandits rode into town to seize the mines and establish the law of the gun. The helpless citizens have suffered, and now they’re looking to you, their savior. Draw your weapons. It is time to clear Sunset Bluff of the bloodthirsty vermin.
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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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