Nintendo eShop Update: 3rd January 2019 (North America)

Catastronauts Screenshot

This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new add-on content, demos and games for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS – 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

  • Fitness Boxing, Nintendo – Free
    Get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises set to the instrumental beats of songs by popular artists. You can personalize your workouts by selecting from different fitness goals. Train your way, whether you’re on your own, with a friend, at home or on the go. Now you can work out anytime, anywhere on the Nintendo Switch system!
  • Octahedron: Transfixed Edition, Square Enix – Free
    Surf, Ascend, Escape! Surf through a pulsating underworld on platforms YOU pull from thin air, where and when you want, in this psychedelic action platformer. Unlock devastating abilities across 50+ hand crafted levels as you defy gravity to a pumping beat.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • 99Seconds, EnjoyUp Games – $2.99 (available Friday 4th January)
    99Seconds, a fun, retro-style video game, where you can modify time to avoid all kinds of dangers. After finishing off Black Eye, V-99 entered a mysterious zone called Bit 8, without knowing why V-99 could modify time!. But everything became complicated with the appearance of the BLACK VECTORS: mysterious beings that aim to destroy any intruder who reaches Bit 8.
  • ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters 2002, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    The King of Fighters 2002, is a fighting game released by SNK in 2002. The 9th entry in the KOF series. In this tame, the “Striker System” is replaced by creating teams for the comeback of the “3-on-3 Battle Mode”. The easier to use MAX Activation System adds a more in-depth experience to your gameplay!
  • Animated Jigsaws: Wild Animals, Rainy Frog – $9.99
    Complete video jigsaw puzzles alone or team up with friends and finish them together! Animated Jigsaws: Wild Animals contains short videos as jigsaw puzzles that are pieced together to reveal stunning shots of wild animals close up! The video puzzles capture 12 animals in their natural habitats, such as Lions, Elephants, Meerkats, Polar Bears and Penguins in fantastic detail.
  • Catastronauts, Inertiasoft – $16.99
    Gather your friends and join the illustrious Space Fleet in this fast-paced party game. Can you deal with unrelenting disaster and hold your ship together long enough to destroy the enemy invaders? Repair systems, extinguish fires, arm the torpedoes, avoid deadly solar flares, destroy your friends and clone them back again – it’s all in the life of a Catastronaut.
  • Don’t Sink, Hitcents – $9.99
    Explore a massive world with unique islands and landscapes. Discuss rumors and discover the origins of each island by talking to the people that live there. Expect the unexpected when at sea. Events you may be unprepared for may occur such as a foodborne illness among your crew. You’ll need to have access to the right supplies and have the experience to keep your ship afloat.
  • Dreamwalker, Code Mystics – $4.99
    Dreamwalker is an action puzzler where you control the maze, shepherding Walker safely to his goal while counting sheep and avoiding sleep-disturbing hazards. Collect Reward Stars for clever solutions that complete the puzzle in minimal time or actions. Enjoy 50 levels of evolving challenges that introduce fresh puzzle features like disappearing rainclouds, disorienting spinners, teleporters and more!
  • Fitness Boxing, Nintendo – $49.99 (available Friday 4th January)
    Get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises set to the instrumental beats of songs by popular artists. You can personalize your workouts by selecting from different fitness goals. Train your way, whether you’re on your own, with a friend, at home or on the go. Now you can work out anytime, anywhere on the Nintendo Switch system!
  • JCB Pioneer: Mars, Atomicom – $24.99
    Experience incredible survival sandbox gameplay and explore Mars using a selection of futuristic, ultra-rugged JCB vehicles designed specifically for the challenge. Mine precious materials, construct large-scale buildings and research new technologies to ensure humanity’s future lies beyond planet Earth.
  • Job the Leprechaun, Herrero Games – $2.99
    Help Job the Leprechaun to rescue his friend Eri in this classic platformer game. Collect all clovers in the stage and find the door to go to the next level. A horde of goblins, zombies, caterpillars and many more monsters will try to stop you, use your Magic Hat to fight them.
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Fighter’s History, FTE Games – $7.99
    Practice your fighting skills and the special moves of each character, as you complete the rounds to win the brawling tournament!
  • Mad Age & This Guy, SimFabric – $4.99 (available Friday 4th January)
    This is the age of steam. This is the time of unprecedented technology development never seen before. This is the era of science, research, and inventions. However, this world has also another side, the side not everyone aware of. This world is full of mad scientists who plan to use modern technology for the evil purpose – they want to take over the world. But when evil and deception grow in strength, he will appear. He is the secret agent of an elite unit which has to make sure that the newest science inventions do not fall into the wrong hands.
  • Mentori Puzzle, ITL – $8
    Puzzle game featuring the popular Mentori characters. Use the Hiyoko Ball anytime to easily make combos. Easy to pick up for newcomers to the genre. Progress the Story to collect Photos and have fun with Mentori 4-Box Manga.
  • Pic-a-Pix Pieces, Lightwood Games – $7.99
    In Pic-a-Pix Pieces, large pictures have been split into a number of smaller pieces. Each piece is a puzzle grid, and by solving them all you’ll form a mosaic that reveals a spectacular final image. Play alone or solve puzzles with friends! Co-op play supports up to 4 players using any combination of controllers. Touchscreen controls can be used in handheld mode.
  • The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human, Digerati – $12.99
    Explore the ruins of humanity in this mesmerising underwater action-adventure. Discover thriving wildlife, encounter monstrous beasts, and let curiosity guide you through an inevitable voyage of extinction. The water rose by an unpredictable amount due to climate change. The Earth’s surface froze over, and humans were forced to live underwater, where they could still harvest energy and grow food.
  • Unicornicopia, Pocket Money Games – $4.99
    Alone in the forest, a Unicorn wakes, Searching for its herd as a new dawn breaks. Where are my friends? Not to the west, to find them I must set out on a quest! Aimed at a younger audience this endless runner, virtual pet hybrid is simple to play but hard to put down. With a sprinkle of magical minigames, this enchanted title will be sure to keep you smiling!

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • RTO 3, nuGAME – $9.99
    The lunar base, where you are stationed as part of the security forces, is under siege. Having just escaped from enemy captivity you are now on your own and must fight against overwhelming odds to survive. Featuring large and complex levels with nonstop action RTO 3 is a first-person shooter which will keep you entertained for hours.
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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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