eShop Thursday: “That’s An Expensive Season Pass” Edition

May 18th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes out tomorrow. The remake of the Famicom’s Fire Emblem Gaiden updates many of the original game’s mechanics while also adding some modern conventions… like DLC.

Also available at launch will be a $44.99 season pass. The five-pack, 22-piece DLC pack is 30 percent cheaper than buying everything individually, but it is also $5 more than the base game.

Though, in fairness, the upcoming DLC will be substantial, featuring exclusive classes, characters and a prologue chapter.

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eShop Thursday: “Are You Okay?” Edition

May 11th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

BUSTA WOOOOFF!

So, the ACA version of Garou: Mark of the Wolves drops onto the Switch this week, bringing with it Terry Bogard’s best voice clip.

Unfortunately, it is likely to get overshadowed by behemoth that is Minecraft, as the Switch edition makes its way to the eShop today.

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eShop Thursday: “Legally-Distinct NBA Jam” Edition

May 04th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

NBA Playgrounds comes out this Tuesday. Saber Interactive’s arcade-y two-on-two basketball game definitely draws a lot of inspiration from the classic NBA Jam series, but there’s no telling whether it will play as well.

Other releases of note this week, Bonk’s Revenge is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console and there is a demo for Blaster Master Zero on the Switch and 3DS.

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eShop Thursday: “It’s Just Mario Kart 8 with a New (1080p) Hat” Edition

April 27th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

And we all know we’re gonna buy it, too.

Other than Mario Kart, this week’s eShop offerings include Puyo Puyo Tetris and ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP.

There is also Kamiko, a small 2D action game from Skipmore. It’s been getting fairly favorable reviews and it’s only $4.99. So, it may be worth checking out as an impulse buy.

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eShop Thursday: “Wonder, Wonder What’s in A Wonder Boy” Edition

April 20th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, Lizardcube’s remake of the 1989 Master System’s Wonder Boy III, is out on the Switch this week.

It should be perfectly fine to purchase in the U.S., unlike a certain chocolate treat that was only a choking hazard to dumb people who don’t pay attention to things or notice when something inedible is in their mouth.

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eShop Thursday: “The Bye Bye BOXBOY” Edition

April 13th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Don’t think it. Don’t say it. (And forget about that awful movie this tagline is based on).

The third and final game in the BOXBOY! series is out today. Unfortunately, Nintendo of America has not announced any plans to bring the Qbby amiibo that launched with the trilogy’s retail bundle in Japan.

However, the content that the amiibo unlocked, a Game Boy visual filter, is still accessible if players have save data from previous BOXBOY! games.

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eShop Thursday: “The Official Plural of LEGO is LEGO Bricks or LEGO Sets” Edition

April 06th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Does that mean multiple copies of LEGO City Undercover is LEGO Bricks City Undercover?

In any case, the game is available in the eShop this week.

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eShop Thursday: “Snake! A Snake! Oh, It’s A Snake” Edition

March 30th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Snake Pass, the first self-published title by Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed developers Sumo Digital, is out on the Switch this week. In addition to being a quirky puzzle-platformer, it also features a soundtrack by famed ex-Rare composer David Wise.

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eShop Thursday: “Better Than Golden Tee” Edition

March 23rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The Switch gets the arcade classic Neo Turf Masters this week, or as Nintendo puts it on the game’s details page: “The ultimate golf game! Meet glory in all the greatest courses around the world, and clear the Grand Slam!”

Mario Sports Superstars comes out in the 3DS eShop tomorrow, while Has-Been Heroes, the latest from the developers of Trine, makes its way to the Switch on Tuesday.

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eShop Thursday: “Merry Switchmas” Edition

March 02nd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo is preparing the eShop for the Switch’s launch tomorrow. Almost every title getting a physical release will be available in the eShop, along with some digital-only exclusives.

Not to be overshadowed by the Switch’s debut, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns makes its way to the 3DS eShop and the TurboGrafx-16 games Dungeon Explorer and Neutopia drop onto the Wii U Virtual Console this week.

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