Nintendo eShop Update: 9th August 2018 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new demos and games for Nintendo Switch – 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

  • Earthlock, Snowcastle Games – Free
    Enter a beautiful world haunted by its fateful past and join a party of unlikely heroes on their journey to rescue Amon’s uncle from an ancient cult and uncover the secret of Earthlock.
  • Pixel Action Heroes, Cypronia – Free
    Play as an iconic physics-based action hero from the movies in fully destructible block building world. Become a FPS level designer! Create your own maps, customize skins and share with friends, let them try it out, and get their feedback.
  • Toki Tori 2+, Two Tribes – Free
    Explore an enthralling forest island, learn magical songs and interact with the local wildlife to solve environmental puzzles. Toki Tori 2+’s ingenious game design requires just two moves: whistle and stomp. It’s super accessible, yet it builds up to incredible complexity later on.
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4, SEGA – Free
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on Squad E of the Federation. Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight for freedom in this desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.

Nintendo Switch Games

  • 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL, MidBoss – $20.64 (available Tuesday 14th August)
    When Turing, the world’s first sapient machine, teams up with a struggling journalist, the unlikely duo find themselves drawn into the shadows behind the dazzling lights of Neo-San Francisco. The secrets they uncover could shake the very foundations of society. 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL fuses a classic-style adventure game with lush pixel art and a catchy electronic soundtrack that explores modern-day issues of individuality, freedom and identity.
  • ACA NEOGEO Prehistoric Isle 2, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
    Prehistoric Isle 2 is a shooting game released by SNK in 1999. Various types of dinosaurs which are large, small, or even have the wings emerged! Your mission is to eliminate these primeval beasts from the city.. Rescue and help all trapped citizens’ escape!. Enjoy a variety of stages and colorful settings!
  • BlobCat, BySamb – $9.99
    In BlobCat it’s your job to protect the DiceMice! Place arrows and guide the Dicemice to the Micehole! But beware, the naive BlobCats are rolling around (not quite at the speed of sound)! Solve over 90 different levels spanning over 5 worlds, each with a unique gameplay twist!
  • Catch ‘Em! Goldfish Scooping, D3Publisher – $7.99
    Recreate Japan’s colorful traditional summer game with beautiful graphics. Tilt the Joy-Con like you’re really scooping fish. With four modes to enjoy with 2-4 players, you can have an intense battle with this party game. In addition to scooping goldfish for points, you can use items to your advantage and to mess with your opponents! Make this fun goldfish scooping party game your new tradition! Have fun playing alone with missions and score challenges.
  • Cosmic Star Heroine, Limited Run Games – $13.49 (available Tuesday 14th August)
    3 exotic planets to explore. Aliens. Robots. Magic. Forbidden technology. Conspiracies. A galactic threat. And one brave heroine to make things right. Cosmic Star Heroine is an exciting RPG from the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World.
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Free
    Join the Open Beta now to get a first punchy glimpse at what Dragon Ball FighterZ has to offer. Partnering with Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay.
  • GREEN, Studio Green – $2.99
    Pink of my sweetheart who disappeared suddenly in dream. Green enters into a pink dream to find her. Create a block yourself and use it to clear the stage Side scrolling 2D puzzle action game.
  • Megaton Rainfall, Pentadimensional – $15.99
    Megaton Rainfall is a first-person superhero game. A global alien invasion is taking place and you must face it – alone. Chase massive destruction devices at supersonic speeds around an Earth that’s as large as the real thing and populated with semi-procedurally generated cities.
  • Minit, Devolver Digital – $9.99
    Minit is a peculiar little adventure played 60 seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets and overcome dangerous foes, all in the hope of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.
  • Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call, Artifex Mundi – $14.99 (available Friday 10th August)
    When Sarah Black, curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a package from a mysterious messenger, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. Inside the package she finds an artifact, and instantly assailants descend on the museum to rob her. The artifact is stolen. Sarah lowers her head in disbelief as she realizes that again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep.
  • Okami HD, Capcom – $19.99
    Take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. Use magical abilities, attacks, and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and color.
  • Shut Eye, Forever Entertainment – $3.99
    Play as a young child, who is away from her parents. The girl has suffered from anxiety most of her life, which lead to confusion and an exuberant imagination. When the lights go out, and the moon comes out, it’s when the story begins.
  • State of Mind, Daedalic Entertainment – $39.99 (available Wednesday 15th August)
    Berlin, 2048. The world is on the brink. Lack of resources, illnesses caused by polluted air and water, crime on the rise, war. Governments and companies promise remedies through technological progress. Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector, everything is interconnected, surveillance has become omnipresent.
  • SubaraCity, Flyhigh Works – $5
    SubaraCity on Nintendo Switch offers a new twist for puzzle game fans, combining careful planning with relaxing gameplay. You’re not just matching blocks, but you’re city building at the same time! On Nintendo Switch the game can be played on the TV with the controller, or you can even play in portable mode and use touch controls.
  • TETRA’s Escape, Ratalaika Games – $4.99 (available Friday 10th August)
    TETRA’s Escape is a platforming puzzle-game all about blocks. Blocks named Tetras and it is down to the players to do all that they can, to save them and make the most out of their special ability. Via the means of shape-shifting, Tetras can turn into different Tetrominos and used to fill holes and master puzzles, in an attempt to reach the portal on the other side of the level.
  • The Amazing Shinsengumi: Heroes in Love, D3Publisher – $11.99
    A romance game for women where you fall in love with members of the famed Shinsengumi. Okita Soji, Saito Hajime, Nagakura Shinpachi, Harada Sanosuke, Todo Heisuke… Which of the rough and passionate Shinsengumi members will you fall for? Featuring character designs by popular artist for women’s media, Nagaoka.
  • Unexplored, Digerati – $15
    Descend into the depths of the Dungeon of Doom and complete your quest: steal the Amulet of Yendor from the fearsome dragon and make it out alive. Unexplored is the roguelite that feels like a roguelike. An accessible yet challenging action RPG that has won praise for its revolutionary level generation tech.
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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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