Nintendo’s online eShop catalog is welcoming the releases of all kinds of digital games this week, and if you’re among those who picked up a Nintendo Switch this past Christmas and are looking for more bang for your buck, a lot of high profile titles for the console are currently on sale for up to 30% off. Here’s to hoping your wallets aren’t hurting too much after the holidays!
Available today on the Nintendo Switch—as well as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, and Itch.io—is the latest game from TowerFall developer Matt Makes Games, Inc. Celeste is a beautiful platformer with a simple control scheme pitted against death-defying maps, where you take control of a young girl named Madeline as she climbs the perilous Celeste Mountain. I got try to try the game for myself at PAX West last year and have been itching for the release ever since, and if you’re on the fence about it, you can try out the freeware prototype right here. You can also purchase the soundtrack from composer Lena Raine’s Bandcamp. Stay tuned for our own review of Celeste right here at Gamnesia.
Pokémon fans need not look forward to the Virtual Console version of Pokémon Crystal for much longer, as it goes live tomorrow on the 3DS eShop at 9:00 AM PST. Crystal first launched as the third version entry for the second generation of Pokémon after Gold and Silver for the Game Boy Color, and to spice up this particular release for the Nintendo 3DS, you will be able to capture the Mythical Pokémon Celebi within the actual game. Just like the previous Pokémon Virtual Console releases, you will be able to transfer your pocket monsters from Crystal to the modern games through Poké Transporter.
Nintendo Switch owners can also beef up their own personal library while saving a fair mint, as many games on the eShop are on sale for up to 30% off. ARMS, 1-2 Switch, and Ubisoft’s Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (both the base game and the Gold Edition) are all decently discounted if you’re looking for more of Nintendo’s own wares, as well as other third-party must-haves like DOOM, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.
Also new this week are the following games on the eShop:
- Tales of the Tiny Planet
- EARTH WARS
- ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES 2
- Arcade Archives Kid Niki Radical Ninja
- Dustoff Heli Rescue 2
- FANTASY HERO ～unsigned legacy～
- INVERSUS Deluxe – Demo Version
- Space Dave
- STRIKERS1945 II for Nintendo Switch
- Super One More Jump
- Tachyon Project
- ZERO GUNNER 2- for Nintendo Switch
- ZIG ZAG GO
Which of these games are you planning on picking up this week? What else of Nintendo’s own wares do you hope to see discounted on the Switch eShop? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Source: Nintendo PR