This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new content on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 3DS – as well as plentiful discounts.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals – Last Chance – Treat yourself this holiday season with big savings on select digital games. Act fast, though, as the sale only runs until Monday 11th December at 8.59am PT.
Nintendo Switch Demos
- Lost Sphear, Square Enix – Free
As an ominous power threatens the fabric of reality, a young man chosen by destiny must arise to face a phenomenon never seen before. Enter Kanata, as he awakens from a devastating dream leading him to find his home, erased from existence. Awaken the power of Memory to restore the Lost and rebuild the world!
- Robonauts, QubicGames – Free
Jump between planets, fight weird creatures, and save the galaxy alone or with a friend! The action combines familiar arcade shooting gameplay with a unique possibility to switch gravity. Colorful graphics appeal to both younger and adult players while first-class music by Simon Viklund makes the adventure feel even more epic.
Nintendo Switch Games
- ACA NEOGEO Top Hunter Roddy & Cathy, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
Top Hunter Roddy & Cathy is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1994. Using a 2-line system with front and back lines that can freely be switched between, jump, shoot, throw, and perform special attacks to defeat the space pirates who aim for total domination. This game offers simultaneous 2 player mode.
- ACORN Tactics, TACS Games – $11.99
Alien blobs from space are invading the Earth. It’s up to the Alien Counter Offensive Response Network (ACORN) to stop them from enacting their evil plans. Construct and customize a strike team of giant walking tanks and air drop them into combat. Customise, upgrade and train to save the planet from King Blob in a giant 25 mission hand-crafted story campaign.
- Dimension Drive, 2Awesome Studio – $12.99
Dimension Drive is a Dual-Battlefield space shooter with a teleportation mechanic. It seamlessly combines shooting and puzzle mechanics. Dimension Drive will teleport you into a comic book styled sci-fi space opera set in a multidimensional universe. The Ashajuls, a cruel multidimensional alien race, are attacking our universe. Fight as Jackelyne Tywood (a.k.a. Jack) in The Manticore, a legendary ship capable of teleporting across space and dimensions. Uncover the mysteries of your past and the origin of the Dimension Drives with your trusty friend and A.I., “V.E.R.A.”, at your side.
- Embers of Mirrim, Creative Bytes – $19.99
To save their world from an alien threat, two proud races must set aside their differences and come together… literally. Embers of Mirrim is an adventure-platformer featuring a mystical creature with the ability to split into light and dark embers, each independently controlled by the analog sticks.
- Floor Kids, MERJ Media – $19.90
Floor Kids is a unique breakdance game featuring dance battles, freestyle gameplay and funky beats. Discover original hand-drawn animation by JonJon, a fresh soundtrack by Kid Koala and innovative controls that allow you the freedom to play the way you like. Lead your crew of B-boys and B-girls through the city, unlock new characters and locations, battle against your friends, and discover new combos as you rock to the beat and find your style.
- GUNBIRD for Nintendo Switch, Zerodiv – $7.99
In the 19th century Europe, five GUNBIRDs are challenging. They keep each wish to themselves and collect “A magic mirror of Atra.” Finally, whose wish will be granted with the power of mirror? It depends on your playing skill… All players can enjoy 1st round and senior player will be satisfied with 2nd round too.
- Human: Fall Flat, Curve Digital – $14.99
Bob is just a normal human with no superpowers, but given the right tools he can do a lot. Misuse the tools and he can do even more! The world of Human: Fall Flat features advanced physics and innovative controls that cater for a wide range of challenges. Bob’s dreams of falling are riddled with puzzles to solve and distractions to experiment with for hilarious results. The worlds may be fantastical, but the laws of physics are very real.
- Party Planet, Mastiff – $39.99 (available Tuesday 12th December)
Party Planet features 30 fun-packed party games for up to 4 players! It’s the ultimate MUST-HAVE game for family and friends of all ages. And with the portability of Nintendo Switch, turn just about any location into a party!
- Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive, MAGES – $9.99
A spinoff to the fighting game Phantom Breaker, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a cooperative action game for up to four players.Cute versions of the series’ characters dash around the screen in this action-packed title.Defeat enemies to raise your characters’ levels and freely assign skills to your liking. Also, enjoy head to head fights in the Battleground mode.
- Plague Road, Arcade Distillery – $10
Set around a city being consumed from within by a disease, Plague Road tells a story of a lone doctor who once abandoned their home and now returns to learn the fate of those they left behind. Travel from the safe refuge of your farm through a series of regions progressively more affected by the infernal plague.
- Plantera Deluxe, Ratalaika Games – $4.99
In the world of Plantera you grow your own garden and breed plants and animals to earn coins with their produce. Use the coins to buy new plants and animals, and also special items and garden expansions. Watch everything grow, help planting and harvesting, buy new things, and defend your garden from sneaky magpies, rabbits, foxes, and wolves. Raise your level and the productivity of your plants and animals! Earn more and more, and create your own dream garden!
- Red Game Without a Great Name, iFun4all – $2.99
Teleport yourself into the most hardcore game this fall. Try to imagine a game simple in its basics, but demanding from the very first level, where everything might kill you. Even the camera and the main protagonist are against you as both of them constantly move forward. Add some barbed wire, spikes, and sawblades and you’ll get Red Game Without a Great Name. And in this game you will die a lot.
- Riptide GP: Renegade, Vector Unit – $9.99
Experience the future of illicit hydrojet racing, where armored riders kick out death-defying stunts over massive waterfalls, dodge cops through public waterways, and boost at breakneck speeds across surging waves. You are a hydrojet rider, framed and cast out from the Riptide GP league, forced to race illegally through city waterways, flooded ruins, and churning factory machinery in an effort to reclaim your reputation and your title. Play through the single player career to unlock new vehicles, playable characters, and customization features as you take down bosses and build your crew.
- Slain: Back From Hell, Digerati – $19.99
All hail the Great Horned Metal God! You control the fate of Bathoryn, a doomed hero in a Gothic world, who seeks to liberate six cursed realms from six deadly overlords. He must battle his way through this blighted land, packed with gruesome and lethal creatures before ascending (or sometimes descending) into a stronghold, all the while defeating fiendish traps and vile monsters alike.
- Tennis in the Face, 10tons – $4.99 (available Friday 8th December)
This is no Wimbledon, this is Tennis in the Face! Get ready for some hilarious ragdoll-smashing ball-bouncing action!
Help former tennis star Pete Pagassi save the city from an evil energy drink corporation Explodz. Knock out creepy clowns, corrupt riot police and other Explodz-addicted maniacs with a tennis ball in the face. Bounce the ball off walls to reach targets lurking in cover and watch them tumble hilariously. Trigger masterful chain reactions and watch the chaos unfold.
- Teslagrad, Rain Games – $TBC
Magnetism and other electromagnetic powers will help you explore a non-linear world of beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. A young boy suddenly finds himself embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy, involving a despotic king who rules the nation with an iron fist. Jump into an outstanding adventure told through voiceless storytelling, writing your own part. Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.
- The End Is Nigh, Nicalis – $14.99 (available Tuesday 12th December)
The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer in which the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have survived the “end of the world.” Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures, and help aid his final epic quest … to simply make a friend.
- The Sexy Brutale, Tequila Works – $19.99
The Sexy Brutale, a never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the quite possibly occult. Relive the same mysterious and murderous masked ball as the story unfolds in real-time. You must find answers to every enigma and end the loop, to save all guests’ lives as well as your own.
- TouchBattleTankSP, SilverStar – $4.99
Manipulate tanks with analog sticks! Touch and destroy enemies with artillery! Pleasant incandescent tank battle! Control your tank using analog sticks. Fire by touching the desired point on the screen. With this intuitive operation, anyone can play the game.
- Vostok Inc., Wired Productions – $14.99
Do you love money? You’re the newly appointed CEO of Vostok Inc. As a greedy, space-capitalist your ultimate goal is to make as much as you can. Raise some start-up capital by twin-stick blasting enemies, asteroids and anything else that gets in your way; then embrace your new-found quest for moolah as you colonise, explore and exploit over 40 planets across 6 unique solar systems. Harvest planetary resources and rescue executives to multiply your profit margin, all while you stay blissfully entertained with a whole host of captivating retro mini games that will keep you coming back for more.
- WWE 2K18, 2K Sports – $59.99
The most realistic WWE video game experience just became more intense with the addition of eight-man matches, a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations and a massive backstage area. A new rendering engine also gives WWE 2K18 a visual overhaul and will bring the drama of WWE to life like never before.
- Yōdanji, KEMCO – $4.99
Coffee-break rogue-like themed after Japanese folklore tales! Get the ability to summon and trap yōkai – numerous spirits that have been living hidden among us until now! Admire them, give them witty nicknames, and then put them in the brutal ever-changing dungeon to summon even more yōkai! Spooky cute graphics and powders made from various body parts included.
Wii U Games
- RTO, nuGAME – $9.99
RTO is a side-scrolling FPS survival horror game with permadeath. Your team has been spread out, enemies are approaching rapidly. It’s only a matter of time until it’s all over. The enemy has struck. They approach rapidly. Your team is outnumbered and low on ammo. It’s only a matter of time until it’s all over. Take control of a six-man team and fight your way through multiple levels with the odds against you.
New Nintendo 3DS Games
- Christmas Night Archery, Petite Games – $1.99
Test your skills and play this Christmas themed archery game. You can choose from 2 game modes with 3 variants. In Classic mode your task is to reach the highscore with 10 arrows from 5,10 or 15 meters. In the arcade mode you have 30,45 or 60 seconds to beat your highest score. Do you have what it takes to be the best archer?
Nintendo 3DS Games
- 80’S OVERDRIVE, Insane Code – $9.99
80’S OVERDRIVE is a 2D pixel art racing game, designed to take you back in time to when 8 and 16 bit consoles and arcade games ruled the world. Compete against opponents in career mode to unlock new races, buy new cars, and upgrade them with state-of-the-art technologies! Try your skill in time attack mode and see how far you can get in this race against the clock! Create your own tracks with built-in track generator and easily share them with your friends!
- Japanese Rail Sim 3D Travel of Steam, Sonic Powered Co. – $19.99
You will be operating the SL used at the Oigawa Railway! This SL will depart from Shinkanaya Station, and head to the last stop, Senzu Station. The journey of 37.2 km starts, running aside of Oi-gawa river running through Shizuoka. The SL uses steam to run, so control of steam is essential. Control the “throttle valve” to accelerate, and use the notchless brake to stop at the stopping position! There are many curves and uphills because the route winds through the mountain. From the front observatory, you can see the vast green of tea plantations, and enjoy refreshing scenery. Listen to the exciting SL sounds and proceed through the serene scenery!
- Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition, Ratalaika Games – $4.99
Squareboy vs Bullies is an old school beat ’em up by Rohan Narang that follows the titular Squareboy and his quest for Justice! For far too long the bullies have gone unpunished and with no one else to put them in their place, Squareboy finds himself standing up against them to do what is right, not just for himself, but for everyone the bullies victimized. Will you help Squareboy fight off the Bullies?
Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes
- Pokémon: Winter Hide-and-Seek