Nintendo eShop Update: 8th 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 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 Apps

  • YouTube, Google – Free
    Kick back and relax with YouTube on your Nintendo Switch system. Enjoy entertainment like music videos and shows, plus gaming livestreams, how-tos and much more. Explore a world of videos with recommendations and easy access to your channel subscriptions. So grab your friends, family and your Nintendo Switch controller, and enjoy YouTube together.

Nintendo Switch Demos

  • Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure, Cowcat – Free
    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 neighbour Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair. Will these unlikely heroes be able to rise up and discover ancient secrets?

Nintendo Switch Games

  • ACA NEOGEO Pleasure Goal: 5 On 5 Mini Soccer, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Pleasure Goal: 5 On 5 Mini Soccer is a soccer game released by SNK in 1996. Face off with various teams from around the world, make it through the prelims, get to the finals, and go for the gold in the Saurus Cup! A fast-paced experience unique to Futsal! Use the trick play button to perform jaw-dropping plays and defeat your opponents!
  • Astebreed, Active Gaming Media – $19.99
    Blaze through the battlefield in style in your “Crossbreed” – a mech suit built jointly of human and alien technology. Everything is riding on you! The game features vertical-scrolling, side-scrolling, and rail-shooter perspectives all seamlessly integrated alongside each other in brilliantly laid out 2.5D visuals.
  • Battlezone Gold Edition, Rebellion Interactive – $34.99
    Blast through a thrilling rogue-lite campaign for 1-4 players where different environments, enemies and mission types are blended together. No two playthroughs will be the same!
  • Chalk Dash Carnival, SAT-BOX – $7.09 (available Wednesday 14th November)
    Guide the stick figures running about the blackboard to the finish line! You can scrawl chalk lines directly onto the screen by using the touch controls. Don’t go falling into holes or getting skewered by spikes. Get the party going with friends and family! Up to 4 people can play in battle mode at once. Become the chalk master you always knew you could!
  • Collidalot, Grunk Munka – $12.50
    Jet-powered hover cars meet full-speed destruction derby chaos! Strap into the torn leather seat of an apocalyptic jet car and grind for your life. All that is left are jet engines, gravity rails, and glory at full-throttle. Capture the map by painting the rails while you grind. Slam your friends out of the ring or use the map itself to get the best of them.
  • Crashlands, Butterscotch Shenanigans – $14.99
    You play as Flux Dabes, a galactic delivery truck driver whose latest shipment gets interrupted by a megalomaniacal alien named “Hewgodooko” who tears her ship to pieces looking for useful tech. Crashlanded on Woanope, you must fight, tame, craft, quest, bossfight and adventure your way to domination of all the things so that you and JuiceBox, your trusty sidekick/supervisor/robotic cargo palette, can send a message to the Bureau of Shipping and get those packages delivered.
  • Elemental Knights R, Winlight – $22.75
    Let’s start! Elemental Knights R! Make your own characters and start on a magnificent adventure with a beautiful fantasy world. You can dress up and adventure as you wish with your favourite Cosplay and skills. Even one person can play freely. There are also full-fledged features to customize the character freely with many classes and growing functions. It is an online role-playing game that you can adventure with players all over the world via the Internet (MMORPG).
  • Forgotton Anne, Square Enix Collective – $19.99
    Forgotton Anne is a seamless cinematic adventure with meaningful storytelling and light puzzle platforming. You are Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to squash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world…
  • Grim Fandango Remastered, Double Fine Productions – $14.99
    Something’s rotten in the land of the dead, and you’re being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there’s trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation.
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Break Thru, FTE Games – $6.99
    Use your machine-gun equipped armored car to break-thru enemy lines.
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Night Slashers, FTE Games – $7.99
    Stop King Zarutz and his army of evil undead monsters from taking over the world! The world is overrun by werewolves, vampires and the walking dead. Humanity has little hope of surviving. Monsters intend to take over the world, killing any humans that stand in their way. Unless, of course, they can turn the humans into terrifying beasts themselves.
  • MechaNika, Mango Protocol – $5.99
    Meet Nika, a brilliant girl that doesn’t fit the world she lives in. Perhaps it’s the chocolate shake with a shot of cognac she carries in her backpack which makes her different. Or maybe it’s the fact that at 7 years old her favourite things are the transfer of energy, magnetic fields and electrical engineering. But anyway… It doesn’t matter if her parents don’t listen to her. It doesn’t matter if her teacher ignores her. It doesn’t matter if her classmates are dorks. Nothing matters anymore because she has a plan to solve everything. A really… odd plan.
  • Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix, CIRCLE Entertainment – $12.99
    Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix challenges your tactical nous across a lengthy and challenging campaign. The Kingdom of Dryden has an incredible history thanks to the story of a Phoenix facing down enemies generations ago; now, buoyed by that legacy, King Harold continually seeks conflict.
  • My Riding Stables – Life with Horses, Kalypso Media – $29.99 (available Tuesday 13th November)
    Make your dreams come true on the stud farm near the old mill: renovate your own riding school, look after your horses and tend the cute little foals. As well as wonderful hacks, working in the stables and caring for the horses, you’ll have plenty of other exciting things to do!
  • Noir Chronicles: City of Crime, Artifex Mundi – $14.99
    Step into the shoes of Alfred Fox, a private eye with a knack for getting into trouble, and confront the danger looming over your old flame, Barbara Le Purr. Using your own intuition and wide investigation techniques you will follow the intrigue and face many, sometimes deadly, consequences.
  • Operation Pig, Vikalb – $10.99
    You are Special Agent Wood and you have worked in the most dangerous missions. You have saved your country hundreds of times. You have been decorated for your courage on several occasions, and over the years, you have become the most feared agent. But now you must be ready for what will be the most dangerous mission that you have faced. The president needs you for a last job that has been called: OPERATION PIG.
  • Palm Reading Premium, Crazysoft – $8.99 (available Wednesday 14th November)
    Palm Reading Premium is the most luxury and professional palmistry and chirology software out there. You can use it to analyze, read and master your palm lines and palm fingers without knowing anything of hand reading / palm reading. Understand yourself better with simple / quick and entertaining image tests. Get analytics of your own palm or your friend’s palm and reveal all its secrets and future. This is no-nonsense, it works. Test your left hand and you will see what you are. The right hand will show you how you want to be seen by others.
  • Picture Painting Puzzle 1000!, Success – $5.89
    Picture logic puzzle with full of cute and cool pixel art has arrived! According to numbers at the side of the grid to fill in or left blank cells to reveal the hidden picture.
  • Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition, Kalypso Media – $39.99 (available Tuesday 13th November)
    Your job as the architect and developer is to build world-famous skyscrapers that will be the envy of the entire city, masterpieces of art and engineering. But a skyscraper is more than just steel and glass, it’s an intricate ecosystem, full of people that live and work in the building. They become a complex machine that needs your steady hand to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Rage in Peace, Toge Productions – $12.99
    Rage in Peace is a side-scrolling adventure game that tells the story of Timmy Malinu, an emotionally numb 27 years old actuary who only has one dream that sets him apart from most people: to die asleep in his pajamas, in the warmth of home, in peace, and with no drama. On one fateful day, a Grim Reaper appears bearing news that Timmy will die today. With his head cut off. But the Grim Reaper did not specify when, where, or what will kill Timmy, giving him one final chance to realize his dream.
  • Road Redemption, Tripwire Interactive – $19.99
    In the fiery remnants of a once vibrant world, gangs battle for dominance across wartorn highways. When a motorcycle assassin takes out the boss of the richest weapons cartel, the cartel offers a bounty of wealth beyond imagination for the assassin’s head. Now every thug, warrior, and bounty hunter with a bike and blade is out to catch the assassin and win the bounty, including you. The race is on.
  • Roarr! Jurassic Edition, Klabater – $7.99
    When the aliens arrived, they didn’t come in peace. The invasion was immediate and so overwhelming that humans didn’t stand a chance. One thing it wasn’t though, was quiet. A terrible rumble from upstairs woke Rex up from his slumber. For millennia he was hibernating in his cosy cave but the incessant crescendo of the alien invasion was too much to sleep through. It was time for Rex to go upstairs and give his new neighbours a piece of his mind!
  • Saboteur!, SimFabric – $8
    After 33 years SimFabric in collaboration with Clive Townsend prepared special remastered version of Saboteur! for Nintendo Switch. In the game you’ll experience original mission from 1985 version. Additionally the story will contiue with new levels and enemies. Now you’ll be able to know more about Saboteur and his dark and secret story.
  • Shadow of the Loot Box, Ratalaika Games – $7.99
    Shadow of Loot Box is an attempt to present what video games can become in the near future. Each level of this shooter is a reference to a popular trend in the modern game development industry. Will you be able to overcome the thorny path full of microtransactions, loot boxes and bugs, resisting the temptation to use the in-game store?
  • Sky Force Anniversary, Infinite Dreams – $9.99
    The legendary shoot-’em-up is here to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in super-destructive style. Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade games combined with modern visuals, Sky Force Anniversary offers a stunning scrolling shooter experience with an incredible new social gameplay element.
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, NIS America – $39.99 (available Tuesday 13th November)
    2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the game studio SNK. To celebrate this milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK’s golden age are coming back together in one anthology on the Nintendo Switch system. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features.
  • Solitaire, Bigben Interactive – $9.99
    The card game that everyone loves. Rediscover the classic card game, finally in a digital version that everyone can play! Arrange the cards from Ace to King in the 3 most popular game modes and spend an enjoyable moment indulging in your favourite pastime. A classic brain-teaser in which you will need all your concentration to earn as many points as possible. Only those making the fewest moves will have their names inscribed at the top of the international rankings.
  • Syberia 1 & 2, Microïds – $34.99
    In Syberia, join Kate Walker on an extraordinary journey that takes her all the way from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia. You will come across a host of endearing characters and incredible locations as you search for traces of Hans Voralberg, the genius inventor of the automatons. It is a search that will take you to the legendary island of Syberia, in the far North of the continent, where the last living mammoths reside, hidden from modern eyes…
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!, Bandai Namco Entertainment – $49.99
    Enjoy the cult classic arcade rhythm game from Japan in the comfort of your own home. Play to the beat of your own drum with a wide variety of new songs, and challenge your friends to prove who has the best taiko skills. Unlock beloved characters to help you on your journey to become a legendary taiko drummer.
  • The Bug Butcher, 2Awesome Studio – $7.99
    The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot’em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs.
  • The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition, Merge Games – $12.99
    The world is under attack from vegetables, turned evil by dastardly aliens! You must answer the call and take up arms to defend the planet. Buy weapons, develop your skills and roam from city to city to take out waves of evil veggie monsters. Beware epic bosses waiting in each city to mash you up! Face the challenge alone or with a friend in local co-op.
  • Timber Tennis: Versus, Crunching Koalas – $1.99
    Take part in the annual Timber Tennis world championships – use your special skills, watch out for super shots, and collect prizes to beat all the rivals and reach the grand final! Unlock all the characters (including Princess, Hipster, Boxer and many more), win trophies, and compete in local or online multiplayer mode with your friends!
  • Townsmen, Handy Games – $19.99
    Develop your tiny village to a grand medieval empire with a thriving economy and happy villagers! Find spots for mining ore, harvest the crops of your farms and collect coins as taxes from your folk. Build jousting fields, taverns, marketplaces and beautify your city with impressive statues, magnificent monuments and lush gardens. But there are also dangers lurking close by. Bandits are in the area, looking to plunder and pillage your peaceful town. Build barracks, guard towers and recruit brave soldiers to protect your citizens from harm. You rule the whole empire from your castle and make sure your inhabitants have fun and stay happy!
  • Varion, Lightmaze – $12.99
    Varion is a 3D arcade-action top-down “brawler”, featuring couch multiplayer battles for 1 to 4 players. Set in a futuristic universe, it allows the players to control robots fighting in a infinite amount of booby-trapped, procedurally generated arenas during restless, fast-paced battles.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Breakout Defense 2, nuGAME – $7
    Breakout Defense is a breakout game where you will face off against the computer opponent through 20 exciting levels. Do your best to defend your own blocks while at the same time aiming to destroy the blocks of the computer opponent.
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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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