A bit of a surprise today, with a series of SNK games hitting the Nintendo Switch along with Blaster Master Zero.
A bigger download
Three, count ’em, three Nintendo consoles get downloadable games today. Along with Switch games, players also get titles for the Wii U and the 3DS. How long that’s going to last, well, we don’t know. I can’t imagine long though, as the three consoles aren’t going to co-exist for long. And really, the Wii U is pretty much done now.
So what do you get for it this week? Well, Bomberman 64 on the Virtual Console, and two smaller releases in Candy Hoarder and Blue-Collar Astronaut. Should I use this time to point to Bomberman 64, bringing up the hideous lack of a VC on the Switch? Nah. I’ll let it go.
And that’s cause the newest Nintendo console actually has gotten a ton of stuff today. Not all of it’s amazing, but most of it is stunningly solid. Snipperclips and Blaster Master Zero (also out on 3DS) are the obvious stars of the week, but as I mentioned, there are a bunch of surprise SNK releases too.
You can scroll down for the full listing, but the standouts are Nam ’75, Metal Slug 3, and King of Fighters 1998. See? Some awesome stuff right there.
Have a look at the full list below:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! –Free Demo Version – Laugh-out-loud couch co-op, now with a free demo! In this action-puzzle game, paper pals Snip and Clip must cut each other up to overcome tricky obstacles… or just to laugh their heads off (sometimes literally). Partner up with friends or family to cut the heroes into the right shapes, interact with objects and solve a world of imaginative puzzles. Visit Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console to download a free demo of this game today! (Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)
- Blaster Master Zero – Blaster Master Zero is an 8-bit-style action-adventure game that hearkens back to the golden age of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Using the original 1988 NES game Blaster Master from Sunsoft as a base, the new game introduces new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario and expanded exploration mechanics.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Bomberman 64 – In the Adventure mode of this Nintendo 64 action game, guide Bomberman through 24 areas of perilous conflict. Battle sinister allies, destroy their bases and put an end to the insane attack. Play the multiplayer Battle mode for an endless supply of explosive action! (Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.)
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Great deals this week include Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (Nintendo 3DS), Etrian Mystery Dungeon(Nintendo 3DS) and Turtle Tale (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U), plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals .
- Celebrate MAR10 Day with My Nintendo – To commemorate National Mario Day (or MAR10 Day), a selection of new Mario-related rewards will be added to My Nintendo on March 10. Check it out at https://my.nintendo.com/.
Also new this week:
- ACA NEOGEO NAM-1975 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO WAKU WAKU 7 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES PERFECT (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO SHOCK TROOPERS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- VOEZ (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Pink Dot Blue Dot (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Blaster Master Zero (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Mini Sports Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Candy Hoarder (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Blue-Collar Astronaut (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available March 14
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