Nintendo eShop Update: 29th November 2018 (North America)

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

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

  • Freedom Planet, Marvelous Europe – Free
    Freedom Planet is a fast-paced combat-driven platform adventure that pits a spunky dragon girl and her friends against hostile foreign powers and alien attack forces. There’s trouble around every turn, from insects to giant robots to sheer explosive destruction, but players will have a variety of special fighting abilities at their disposal to blast through more than a dozen massive, nonlinear stages.
  • OkunoKA, Ignition Publishing – Free
    OkunoKA is a super hard platformer where you play as Ka, an improbable blue fellow who’s about to save the world of souls from thean evil hands of Os, who is transforming its inhabitants into machines. As the incorruptible and immortal Ka, you’ll be jump and run through these breackneck lands, purifying the corrupted and attempting to defeat Os.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ABZÛ, 505 Games – $19.99
    From the artistic mind behind Journey and Flower, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver, using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. “ABZÛ” is from the oldest mythologies; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.
  • ACA NEOGEO King of the Monsters 2, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    King of the Monsters 2 is an action game released by SNK in 1992. Choose 1 of 3 monsters to thrash aliens around the world and become the undisputed King of the Monsters! Work together in a 2 player co-op mode, or duke it out in versus mode!
  • Akihabara: Feel the Rhythm Remixed, JMJ Interactive – $7.99
    Take a trip through engaging music and intense puzzle action, set in Tokyos Electric Town! Stack blocks to build combos, tap in rhythm with the music to break them. Play trough the campaigns, go for the high score! Can you master the rhythm in Akihabara?
  • Animal Hunter Z, Starsign – $9.99
    We know that the virus infecting the animals can also be transferred to humans. Unfortunately the only way to protect the island from this plague is to destroy all of the infected animals. Some animals may try to attack you. Will you survive your mission and see harmony restored to the island?
  • Asterix & Obelix XXL 2, Microïds – $49.99
    More than 10 years following their last appearance on games consoles and PC, Asterix and Obelix are back and in better shape than ever! Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 is a superb blend of action and adventure for all ages, with a winning combination of comedy and brawling. But where has Getafix gone? The long-bearded druid has disappeared after betraying his own people for Julius Caesar! The Gaulish village is in uproar! They must find out the truth! Always ready for a fight, Asterix and Obelix are sent to Rome on a mission by their chief Vitalstatistix. There, they find a new amusement park – Las Vegum – built by the famous Roman emperor. To what end? What is Getafix hiding?
  • Cattails, Falcon Development – $14.99
    Play as a feral cat that roams an expansive wilderness. Hunt for food, fight cats from other colonies, and become friends (or enemies!) with your neighbors. Romance one of twelve eligible cats, raise a family of cute kittens, and train them by taking them with you on your adventures! Or, delve into dark caverns to find treasures. Just make sure you always have some food on hand in case you get hungry.
  • Coffee Crisis, QubicGames – $9.99 (available Friday 30th November)
    Coffee Crisis is an arcade-style beat ’em up that pays homage to the 90’s era of classic arcade and 16-bit brawlers. The Smurglian race has come to Earth and they’re not leaving until they steal our most prized commodities: our metal music, the best coffee, and all of the WiFi. Get in the shoes of the only baristas on Earth with enough heavy metal in their veins to fend off this alien assault.
  • Crimson Keep, Merge Games – $19.99
    Descend into the Crimson Keep, an ever-changing labyrinth full of monsters, traps, and treasure. Discover the sunken remains of an ancient castle and cleanse it of the evil within. Uncover secrets that will bestow great power on you – it could be your only hope of escape. Crimson Keep is an action RPG adventure in which your only hope is to explore, scavenge, and fight for survival. Will you find the mysterious Crimson Keep? Will you escape this terrible place? Or will you be food for the innumerable beasts and horrors that lurk below?
  • Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure, CowCat – $9.99 (available Monday 3rd December)
    Bjorn Thonen, a slob of an antique dealer living in Paris, is robbed one night after coming home drunk. Forced to conduct his own investigation with the help of his neighbor Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair. Will these unlikely heroes be able to rise up and discover ancient secrets?
  • Dexteritrip, Undergames – $6.99
    Dexteritrip is a frenetic, hardcore and minimalistic fast paced action platform game, in which your gaming skills will be constantly tested. Face up to 100 super challenging levels of increasing difficulty, which will have you avoiding death traps, planning your moves, teleporting, shifting gravity and killing enemies. Two completely different game modes add up for variety: clear all enemies to make progress in “Kill Them All” mode and race to the end of the level defying gravity in “Keep The Flow” mode. Team up with a friend in the first one and compete against him in the second!
  • Energy Cycle Edge, Sometimes You – $4.99 (available Wednesday 5th December)
    Energy Cycle Edge is the sequel to the puzzle game Energy Cycle. The main idea is the same: when you activate each cell in the game field, it changes the colors of the cell and any adjacent cells in a straight line. Each cell switches between three different colors, and your task is to make them all match the same color.
  • Escape Doodland, QubicGames – $9.99 (available Friday 30th November)
    Doodland is a grotesque world created on a piece of paper. It is invaded by Omnomus, a cruel monster that loves the taste of inhabitants of this land. Each part of the world has a unique atmosphere. You will have to run, jump, swim and fly to overcome many demanding obstacles. Doodlers are peaceful and brave creatures living in Doodland, choose which one you will help to escape. There are no two same Doodlers. Each of them looks different and sounds different, but every one of them has one common feature – digestive problems.
  • Gear.Club Unlimited 2, Microïds – $59.99 (available Tuesday 4th December)
    With the pedal to the metal, race along more than 1800 miles of races! On the mountainside, through a nature park, in the middle of the desert or along the coast, defend your position over the course of more than 250 races, including championships, missions and challenges. As you progress through the races, admire the growing collection of cars in your personal garage. Gear.Club Unlimited 2 has more than 50 licensed cars from the world’s most famous manufacturers, such as the Porsche 718 Boxster, 918 Spyder, 911 GT2RS, Dodge Viper, Lotus 3-Eleven or McLaren 720s. Personalize them and make them unique! You can change their appearance with the paint and bodywork, or change their driving performance with engine tuning.
  • Gelly Break, EuroVideo Medien – $34.99
    Gelly Break is a varied jump’n’run with an intense co-op mode for two players, which will demand real teamwork in addition to the right tactics, especially in the boss battles against huge unique enemies. Discover a new world and rescue the captured Gellies from Evil Blob!
  • GensokyoDefenders, Unties – $19.99
    Use Traps and Spell Cards to fight back the magical masses in this Touhou Project fan game, now on Nintendo Switch! Blistering shoot-em-up action meets tactical tower defense as you choose from almost 20 popular characters to stop the fairy onslaught! Take advantage of their unique powers and a selection of tricky Traps to freeze, fry, and blow your enemies away!
  • Harvest Life, rokapublish – $29.99 (available Friday 30th November)
    Put on those rubber boots and fetch your pitchfork! Get your organic farm going! Depending on the weather and the local villagers’ demands you tend to your fields and take care of your livestock. Sell your products in your farm store to expand your farm. Exciting challenges will add even more adventure to your gameplay. Will you manage to get the carriage through the woods before the wolves get it? Will you find the lost dog in the creepy catacombs? And will you finally win your sweetheart’s love?
  • I Am The Hero, Ratalaika Games – $9.99 (available Friday 30th November)
    I Am The Hero is a love note to retro gaming, ripped from the fuzzy memories of the developer’s childhoods and seasoned with a wild passion for fighting games. If you want a truly modern re-interpretation of classic gaming, then it’s time to join the fate and answer one simple question, “are you the hero?”
  • Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God, KEMCO – $19.99
    Patty’s brother has been possessed by the God of Poverty and the whole family has become poor, with huge debts… This is the beginning of Patty’s struggle! To pay back the debts, let’s open a tavern in Marenia, gather ingredients, and start cooking! Run the adventure tavern how you like! Collect ingredients and cook new dishes above 600! You get level ups not by defeating monsters, but by eating food. Train your characters, conquer new dungeons, and aim to get new ingredients through exploration, farming, fishing, and many more ways!
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, FDG Entertainment – $39.99 (available Tuesday 4th December)
    Can Jin save Monster World Kingdom? Help our young hero defeat challenging enemies, discover hidden locations and upgrade powerful equipment. You’ll also unlock special forms with unique skills used to open new paths where mighty bosses and secret treasures await.
  • Mordheim: Warband Skirmish, Legendary Games – $25
    Set during a brutal civil war, command a small fantasy warband searching for valuable shards of the comet that destroyed the city of Mordheim. Multiplayer turn-based arena strategy right at your fingertips, you’ll have the freedom to play how YOU want to play. Hide in the shadows and wait for the right moment to strike, get a vantage point and pick your targets off with ranged weapons, or bring the fight straight to your opponent in an up close and personal confrontation, the choice, is yours!
  • NAIRI: Tower of Shirin, Another Indie Studio – $9.99
    Follow Nairi, a troubled upper class girl, and Rex, a gangster-turned-scholar, as they uncover a dark mystery involving the mysterious Tower of Shirin! In a world brimming with with delightful, deadly, and dastardly creatures Nairi will need all her wits to outsmart bandit cats, befriend crime lord ducks, and escape a conspiracy as old as time.
  • OkunoKA, Ignition Publishing – $15 (available Friday 30th November)
    OkunoKA is a super hard platformer where you play as Ka, an improbable blue fellow who’s about to save the world of souls from thean evil hands of Os, who is transforming its inhabitants into machines. As the incorruptible and immortal Ka, you’ll be jump and run through these breackneck lands, purifying the corrupted and attempting to defeat Os.
  • Professional Farmer: Nintendo Switch Edition, United Independent Entertainment – $39.99
    Get ready for the rural lifestyle! Professional Farmer is set on your own farm! Enjoy the life of a farmer with all its amazing tasks and challenges! Drive your original vehicles, cultivate your fields, take care of your animals and market your produce! Different seasons and weather conditions guarantee realistic game fun.
  • Rock Boshers DX: Director’s Cut, Tikipod – $6.99 (available Saturday 1st December)
    Young Queen Victoria is bored of royal life, and has snuck off incognito to go adventuring on Mars. But oh no, she and her fellow adventurers have been locked up and forced to work the rocky mines deep underground. Help Victoria escape her captors dastardly plot, and try to find a way back home!
  • Screencheat: Unplugged, Samurai Punk – $12.99
    Screencheat is the award-winning, split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible so you have to “screencheat” (verb: to look at your opponent’s screens), enhanced exclusively for Nintendo Switch! Inspired by the great split-screen shooters of yesteryear, Screencheat: Unplugged is a fresh take on the classic couch multiplayer you know and love!
  • Secret Files: Tunguska, Koch Media – $14.99 (available Friday 30th November)
    When Vladimir Kalenkow, a high-ranking scientist looking into the unexplained Tunguska catastrophe from 1908, goes missing, his daughter Nina and his assistant Max are drawn into a conspiracy of epic proportions. Chased across the globe by the Russian intelligence apparatus and a zealous secret society, the two adventurers solve mysteries in Germany, Russia, Cuba, China and even Antarctica. But the more light they shed on the truth, the more they put themselves in danger!
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax, Aksys Games – $9.99
    Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax is an engaging 1-4 player couch co-op action shooter game, combining SHMUP and Brawler-like gameplay with light RPG elements. Choose from different game modes, gameplay settings, mechs, weapons and upgrades to customize your experience freely. Soar through space, defeat evil and save the future… from itself!
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Capybara Games – $TBC (available Friday 30th November)
    Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle and evoke “sworcery” to solve mystical musical mysteries. Experience a video game world that is affected by moon phases, and help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.
  • The First Tree, David Wehle – $9.99 (available Friday 30th November)
    The First Tree is a third-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a son reconnecting with his estranged father in Alaska. Players take control of the fox on a poignant and beautiful journey that crescendos at the source of life, and perhaps result in an understanding of death. Along the way, players can uncover artifacts and stories from the son’s life as he becomes intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.
  • Toki, Microïds – $29.99 (available Tuesday 4th December)
    Toki the warrior lived peacefully in the jungle with his sweetheart Miho. Appearing out of nowhere, the terrifying voodoo sorcerer Vookimedlo and heinous demon Bashtar kidnap Miho and turn the poor Toki into a chimpanzee! Unfortunately for his sweetheart, he has become a hairy, lethargic ape…

Wii U Demos

  • Just Dance 2019, Ubisoft – Free
    Just Dance 2019 is the ultimate dance game with 40 hot tracks from chart-topping hits to family favorites, including “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Bang Bang Bang” by BIGBANG, “No Tears Left To Cry” by Ariana Grande, and more!
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