Nintendo eShop Update: 7th December 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, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – 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

  • Katamari Damacy REROLL, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Free (available Friday 7th December)
    The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll. When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go.
  • Xenon Valkyrie+ , Cowcat – Free
    Xenon Valkyrie+ is a rogue-like platformer game in which you must fight to the deepest part of a moon and halt the plans of a wicked witch. Obtain many weapons as you fight through a unique, randomly-generated world every time you play. Encounter many characters, stores and enemies that tell a legendary story.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • 3D Billiards – Pool & Snooker, Joindots – $19.99
    Step up to the virtual table and show what you can do with a cue! In addition to the pool hall classic eight-ball, you can also play nine-ball, ten-ball and even snooker! Whether alone against the AI or in a duel against a real player on the same console, you’ll send balls careening across the table in four selectable, highly-detailed rooms as you work your way up the local high score list.
  • ACA NEOGEO Neo Geo Cup ’98: The Road To The Victory, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Neo Geo Cup ’98: The Road To The Victory is a soccer game released by SNK in 1998. Take control of a legendary soccer team and aim for the World Championship trophy! Choose the right power up to ensure your victory! Watch out for accidents during matches that can cause injury or even force players off the field!
  • Arcade Archives Route 16, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Route 16 is an action game released by Sun Electronics Corp in 1981. Zoom around the city, dodging past enemies while collecting items to clear the game! Use Search Mode to see the full city, and Zoom Mode to have a close up of the action. A truly unique experience! More than just that, experience the thrill of an unrelenting chase.
  • ARK: Survival Evolved, Snail Games – $49.99
    Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate… and escape!
  • Atelier Arland series Deluxe Pack, Koei Tecmo – $89.99
    Wholly Arland! The three parts of the Arland Series released in one deluxe edition. Compiled with much of the DLC that’s been released until now!
  • Atelier Rorona ~The Alchemist of Arland~ DX, Koei Tecmo – $39.99
    First release in the Arland series. The main character Rorona must save her Atelier from being closed by the Kingdom. Using Synthesis, Exploration, and Battle, gain recognition for the Atelier and save it from being closed. See a variety of endings by obtaining a certain level of recognition in a set time period and by fulfilling certain conditions.
  • Atelier Totori ~The Adventurer of Arland~ DX, Koei Tecmo – $39.99
    The second release in the Arland series. In a search for her missing mother, Totori tours the world of Arland as an adventurer accompanied by her friends. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to fulfil requests, raise her rank as an adventurer and venture into brand new lands.
  • Atelier Meruru ~The Apprentice of Arland~ DX, Koei Tecmo – $39.99
    Third release in the Arland series. Princess of the small frontier country of Arls, Meruru plans to use alchemy to stimulate the growth of her small country. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to increase the population within the time limit and boost the advancement of the kingdom.
  • Basketball, Sabec – $9.99
    Basketball is a fast-paced game that dose not need fancy basketball shoes to play – but that doesn’t mean you don’t need skill! It takes practice to win. Show off your best moves on the court – block shots, steal the ball and even make a slam dunk! Have you got what it takes to win the Urban Basketball championship?
  • Beholder: Complete Edition, Curve Digital – $14.99
    Beholder, the narrative award-winning dark dystopian adventure is now on Nintendo Switch! Have you ever dreamed of being a landlord in a totalitarian state, so you can spy and report everyone? Well, it is now possible thanks to Beholder and its original 2D gameplay mixing management and spying mechanics with a choice-driven narrative.
  • Carcassonne, Asmodee Digital – $19.99
    Make your kingdom come alive with meeples, tiles and tactics. Draw and place your tiles to build your medieval city. Cities, roads, monasteries and fields will help you enlarge your landscape, where you can place your followers, the meeples. Whether they are knights, robbers or farmers, each meeple will help you control your territory and win points.
  • Color Zen, Cypronia – Free
    Color Zen is a new kind of puzzle game. With simple, intuitive controls, the game invites you to relax and immerse yourself. There are no points or penalties for failure; just an abstract world of color to move through at your own pace. So put on your headphones and find your way, with Color Zen.
  • Conduct TOGETHER!, Northplay – $19.99
    Conduct TOGETHER! is an addictive game of explosive railway action that will challenge your inner conductor. Conduct everything yourself or hand a Joy-Con controller to a friend for a hectic teamwork of commanding trains, switching tracks and avoiding collisions in increasingly challenging action-puzzles. Play with up to 4 friends for the ultimate party game!
  • Desert Child, Akupara Games – $11.99 (available Tuesday 11th December)
    You’re broke, you’re hungry, and your only friends are a vintage hoverbike and a bowl of ramen noodles. In Desert Child, you are a young and talented hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how you can scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix.
  • Everspace: Stellar Edition, Rockfish Games – $39.99 (available Tuesday 11th December)
    Everspace is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, beautifully crafted universe full of surprises. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously as you piece together the puzzle of your existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own unique part of the story to tell.
  • Guacamelee! 2, DrinkBox Studios – $19.99 (available Monday 10th December)
    Luchador Juan Aguacate is out of retirement for a stunning new Metroidvania-style adventure. Explore a huge, hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled with sassy new villains and weirdos (and a few old friends!). Learn bone-crunching wrestling moves to fend off skeletal hordes and overcome skillful platforming challenges… and who said anything about a Chicken Illuminati? Certainly not us!
  • Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek, tinyBuild – $29.99 (available Friday 7th December)
    Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.
  • Katamari Damacy REROLL, Bandai Namco Entertainment – $29.99 (available Friday 7th December)
    The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll. When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go.
  • Kingdom Two Crowns, Raw Fury – $19.99
    In the award-winning Kingdom series, players took on the role of a monarch struggling to build their kingdom up from nothing. Hundreds of thousands of players across the world explored, recruited loyal subjects, and defended nightly against the persistent threat of the Greed – but they did so in isolation, and as with all things in Kingdom, nothing lasts… until now.
  • LongStory: A dating game for the real world, Bloom Digital – $11.89
    LongStory, a charming and LGBTQ+ friendly dating sim set at the weirdly lovable Weasel Heights Middle School lets you pick your pronouns as well as who, or even if, you would like to date any of your romanceable friends. On your first day of school you discover that the previous owner of your locker has “mysteriously” disappeared. Do you want to figure out what happened or are you too busy being a social butterfly and trying to avoid your enemies…
  • Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos, Mad Mimic – $14.99
    Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos is a couch co-op game for one to four players, with a focus on teamwork and cooperation. Featuring the ability to play as a group with (many) heroes from the Brazilian IP Monica and Friends, everyone must have a different role and help to defend the castles against the smudge horde! Use magical bunnies with unique powers, load them into cannons, and fire them at incoming enemies! Monica, Maggy, Jimmy Five, Smudge and their friends from the Lemon Tree Street need your help on a great adventure!
  • Rival Megagun, DEGICA – $14.99
    Transform into your Mega Gunship boss form to blast your rival head-on in this unique shooting game with a competitive twist. Rival Megagun is a competitive split-screen vertical shmup (or shoot ’em up, shooting game, STG) where you transform into a gigantic boss ship – your “”Mega Gunship”” – to invade your opponent’s screen.
  • Santa Tracker, Onteca – $2.99 (available Friday 7th December)
    The only place to track Santa on Nintendo Switch! Read Santa’s very own blog as he prepares for the big day and receive exclusive news stories from the North Pole. Use the Advent Calendar to find out where Santa has been spotted during the run up to Christmas. Is he working in the toy factory? Going for a ride? or just having a cup of Tea? On Christmas Eve he will travel the world delivering in every time zone from New Zealand to San Francisco just after the kids have fallen asleep.
  • SEGA Genesis Classics, SEGA – $29.99 (available Friday 7th December)
    Including over 50 titles across all genres, from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat’m ups, puzzles, old favorites and hidden gems. There is a classic title for every player to enjoy! New features also bring modern convenience to the classics. Save your game at any time, rewind those slip-ups, or customize your controls. Earn bragging rights with online multiplayer and achievements.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo – $59.99 (available Friday 7th December)
    Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as newcomers like Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat on new stages based on the Castlevania series, the Super Mario Odyssey game and dozens of other video game franchises.
  • Ultimate Runner, Treva Entertainment – $19.99
    Ready, set, go! Terrifying cannibals take up the action-packed pursuit of a daredevil adventurer. Let the wild chase begin! The brave explorer runs for his life with the natives always hot on his heels. Burn some rubber and help the nimble guy escape!

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • PixelMaker Studio, Nostatic Software – $9.99
    PixelMaker Studio is a drawing program designed specifically for making pixel art images, animations and tile-based scenes! Using easy to use tools on your Nintendo 3DS, you can design images as simple or as complex as you like. Experiment, and create characters and scenes based on your favorite classic video games, or draw straight out of your own imagination!

Wii U Games

  • Call of Nightmare, RandomSpin – $0.99
    Deadly horrors fill the world. To survive in this demonic world, you have to kill everything that moves. You will visit different parts of the world, from ancient destroyed cities to forest fringes. Kill zombies, spiders, monsters on your way and survive.
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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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