NINTENDO Switch owners are in for another treat this week, as the final new game releases of 2017 hit the eShop. The update is a bit disappointing compared to recent weeks. But, in fairness, the eShop has received more than 50 games throughout the month of December
The latest batch of Nintendo eShop releases is headlined by Steamworld Heist: Ultimate Edition, which costs £14.99. an updated version of the fan-favorite, turn-based strategy game. This marks SteamWorld Heist’s Switch debut, two years after it first won acclaim on Nintendo 3DS. The Ultimate Edition includes the game’s previously released downloadable content right out of the gate, As well as a new campaign.
The Ultimate Edition is fully optimised for Switch, and features the DLC ‘Outsider’ campaign.
“In SteamWorld Heist you command robot pirates in epic tactical shootouts, it’s turn-based strategy with a twist: By manually aiming your weapons you’ll pull off insane bullet-bouncing trick shots!” reads a Nintendo post.
“As the captain, you board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!”
Other new Nintendo Switch releases include Energy Cycle for £2.69, Sparkle Unleashed for £6.99 and Tactical Mind for £2.69.
Retro gaming fans can also pick up Double Dragon and King of Fighters ’96 for £6.29 each.
Mecho Tales, DragonFangZ – The Rose & Dungeon of Time and the excellent Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure round off a busy week for the Nintendo eShop.
“Stikbold! is a hard-hitting, fast-paced dodgeball sports game set in a colourful and quirky 70s universe,” the post continues.
“With brand-new content, improved features and gameplay for up to 6 players, the Switch-exclusive DELUXE edition is perfect for any party or social gathering.”
The full list of Nintendo eShop releases and prices can be found below…
- SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition – £14.99
- Energy Cycle – £2.69
- Sparkle Unleashed – £6.99
- Arcade Archives Double Dragon – £6.29
- ACA Neo Geo King of Fighters ’96 – £6.29
- Mecho Tales – £5.99
- Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure – £14.39
- DragonFangZ – The Rose & Dungeon of Time – £17.99
- Tactical Mind – £2.69
Nintendo’s pumping up some of last week’s late-breaking releases, including Arcade Archives VS. Super Mario Bros., an $8 re-release of the arcade-exclusive version of Super Mario Bros. While it’s easy to see this as a pricy port of a widely available game, VS. Super Mario Bros. is infamously tougher than the NES original. There are fewer collectibles, even early on in the game, and enemies are way more durable.
The game launched on Switch eShop on Dec. 22, just before Christmas, but if you missed it over the holiday period, VS. Super Mario Bros. is both a rare port and infuriatingly tough, by most accounts.