Greetings Koopalings! I’m excited today and for good reason too as this week is an excellent week over on the Nintendo eShops.
First, Pokken Tournament DX is hitting a Switch near you and while a port rarely excites many Pokken DX does include additional characters and is a Pokemon game so it should garner some attention.
Probably more exciting however (as I continue to bury the lead) is the arrival of Steamworld Dig 2 on the Nintendo eShop. The sequel to Image & Form’s huge hit is likely many Switch owners #1 anticipated “Nindie” and based on the early review scores out there… it’s one of the best games available on Switch to date.
Another notable in this week of many is Thimbleweed Park. The PC & PS4 pixled point-and-click adventure arrives on Switch this week with a legacy of tremendous review scores from the biggest critic outlets (IGN, Kotaku, Destructoid) so if you’re looking to dive into something “new” def give that one a look. You can check out IGN’s review here.
Pokkén Tournament DX – $60 Take direct control of one of more than 20 prized Pokémon fighters to defeat other Pokémon in arena fights. Call upon Support Pokémon to assist in the fight, then unleash your Pokémon’s unique Burst Attack to climb atop the ranks. With new modes and new ways to battle with friends*, this is your chance to become champion of the Ferrum Region! The Pokkén Tournament DX game will be available on Sept. 22.
SteamWorld Dig 2 – $20 The SteamWorld Dig 2 game takes you on a platform mining adventure. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath. Dig your way underground and explore vivid worlds riddled with treasure, secrets and traps.
Flip Wars – Software Update – Fans that are enjoying the multiplayer fun of Flip Wars can now enjoy a free update. Once downloaded, the update adds a new stage, new mechanics, local wireless multiplayer, Class Matches and a new online** battle mode.
Thimbleweed Park – $20 A haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, a dead body pixelating under the bridge, toilets that run on vacuum tubes… you’ve never visited a place like this before.
- LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 22
- DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2 $50 – Available Sept. 22
- Sine Mora EX – $30 Available Sept. 26
- ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Arcade Archives Mario Bros. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 27
- Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
3DS & Other Nintendo Things
Pokémon Gold Version / Pokémon Silver Version – $10 When initially launched on the Game Boy Color system, the Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version games continued to expand the Pokémon universe, adding 100 Pokémon, held items, Pokémon eggs and real-time events thanks to an internal game clock. Now, a new feature lets you trade and battle Pokémon in 2D using local wireless on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version will be available on Sept. 22.
Also, as a bonus for purchasing one of these great games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Trainers will get a code*** that unlocks the Mythical Pokémon Celebi in their Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game. Or, Trainers can hold on to the code and use it in either of the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon games when they launch on Nov. 17. Purchase the Pokémon Gold Version or Pokémon Silver Version game in Nintendo eShop by Jan. 15, 2018, to receive a bonus digital code for a Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme inspired by the version you bought.