Puzzle game Snake Pass hits the eShop for the Nintendo Switch this week, along with a smattering of other titles.
There’s some snakes on this eShop
Now, don’t get too excited. For starters, Snake Pass isn’t exactly a marquee game. Not that it doesn’t look nice, ’cause it does, but it’s kind of a minor release. Still, if you’re a Switch owner, then I guess it kind of is cause for excitement as it’s at least a new game for the console.
This week also sees the original Metal Slug launch for Nintendo’s latest by the way. So yeah, there’s that too. And over on the Wii U, we get a digital release for the Wii’s Pikmin 2. That’s sort of cool if you missed out on that one the first time around.
Not the busiest of weeks however. Scroll down for the full story.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
- Snake Pass – A unique physics-based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to think like a snake as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award-winning independent studio Sumo Digital.
- Wii Retail on Wii U
- Pikmin 2 – In this Wii version of the classic Nintendo GameCube sequel, Captain Olimar and his sidekick, Louie, travel to a strange alien world on a mission to pay an employer’s debt. Command squads of Pikmin to help locate valuable treasures, explore mysterious environments and battle pesky enemies along the way. Strategy is key when choosing which Pikmin to deploy for any given task.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Runbow: Bowhemoth Theme
- Runbow: Music Theme
- Runbow: Satura Theme
- Runbow Theme
- Runbow Theme Bundle
Also new this week:
- ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- FOUR BOMBS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- SubaraCity (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Kung Fu Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Brave Dungeon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Mercenaries Saga 3 – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Miko Mole (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
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