Here Is Your Festive EU Nintendo eShop Update For Friday 15th December 2017

EU Nintendo eShop Update For Friday 15th December 2017,

New Releases

Title Platform Available on Price Point on Nintendo eShop*  
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 00:00 local time €39.99 / £34.99 / CHF 56.00  
Game description: Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit!

Get ready for the full Yooka-Laylee experience, with all the updates, including the much requested camera and voice patch! Gear up with up to four Joy-Con controllers for some multiplayer madness in Rextro’s Arcade.

The End is Nigh
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 12/12/2017 15:00 CET €14.99 / £13.49 / CHF 21.00  
Game description: The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have “survived” the “end of the world.” Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures and help aid his final epic quest…to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey).
Pinball FX3
(Zen Studios)
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 12/12/2017 09:00 CET Free
Game description: Pinball FX3 is the BIGGEST, most COMMUNITY focused pinball game ever created. Multiplayer matchups, user generated tournaments and league play create endless opportunity for pinball competition.

Zen Studios will continue to support Pinball FX3 with frequent content releases and new features!

Plantera Deluxe
(Ratalaika Games)
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 12/12/2017 15:00 CET €4.99 / £4.99 / CHF 7.00  
Game description: In the world of Plantera you grow your own garden and breed plants and animals to earn coins with their produce.

Use the coins to buy new plants and animals, and also special items and garden expansions.

Watch everything grow, help planting and harvesting, buy new things, and defend your garden from sneaky magpies, rabbits, foxes, and wolves.

Raise your level and the productivity of your plants and animals!

Earn more and more, and create your own dream garden!

Stern Pinball Arcade
(FarSight Studios)
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 12/12/2017 15:00 CET Free  
Game description: Stern Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and accurate pinball game ever created!

Stern Pinball Inc® has created many of the all-time greatest pinball tables. They are the most experienced and largest producer of real pinball machines in business today!

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 15:00 CET €6.99 / £6.29 / CHF 9.80  
Game description: “THE LAST BLADE” is a fighting game released by SNK in 1997, set in Japan’s Edo period with a roster of unique swordsmen to choose from.

Thematically the game is similar to the “SAMURAI SHODOWN” series, but also features a wealth of innovative systems to set it apart. One such system is the ability to choose between “Power” and “Speed” styles when selecting a character. The “Power” system focuses on high damage while the “Speed” system focuses more on intricate combos and speed. The game also features a unique “Hajiki” ability that allows players to deflect or repel attacks. The game also allows the player to cancel super attacks into Desperation Moves adding another strategic element to the game. Finally, the game features a wealth of flashy attacks thanks to the inclusion of Super Secret Skills and Super Desperation Moves.

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 07:00 CET €14.99 / £13.49 / CHF 21.00  
Game description: Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams — she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!

Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There’s no filler — just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!

Mutant Mudds Collection
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 00:00 local time €12.99 / £10.99 / CHF 18.20  
Game description: It’s the greatest collection of muddy games under one roof! Revisit the platforming fun of the award winning Mutant Mudds Deluxe and Mutant Mudds Super Challenge on your Nintendo Switch. But wait, there’s more! A brand-new game has been added to the collection!! Fend off the rising mudds from below in the new explosive puzzler, Mudd Blocks.
Poly Bridge
(Dry Cactus)
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 15:00 CET €14.99 / £13.49 / CHF 21.00  
Game description: Poly Bridge, the hit indie bridge-building physics title with dozens of hours of gameplay.

Unleash your engineering creativity with an engaging and fresh bridge-building simulator with all the bells and whistles! Play the fully featured campaign with 100+ levels of challenging physics puzzles or make your own puzzles and bridge designs in the Sandbox.

Success begins by getting cars to their destinations by any means; build suspensions, ramps and jumps, double-deckers, moving drawbridges, and much more. Complete every level under budget and with a sturdy, unbreaking bridge, to become a Poly Bridge Master Engineer… and unlock the secret world.

(Annapurna Interactive)
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 15:00 CET €14.99 / £11.99 / CHF 15.00  
Game description: Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

The gameplay of Gorogoa is wholly original, comprised of lavishly illustrated panels that players arrange and combine in imaginative ways to solve puzzles. Impeccably simple, yet satisfyingly complex.

Jason Roberts created thousands of meticulously detailed hand-drawn illustrations, encompassing the impressive scope of Gorogoa’s personal narrative.

Gorogoa isn’t just a game – it’s a work of art, expressing itself through soulful, charming illustrations and distinguished puzzle mechanics.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 15:00 CET Free
Game description: A warm Summer day, Max comes home from school and finds his room in a mess. His little brother Felix is playing with his toys again! In anger, Max turns to his laptop and makes a search: “How to make your brother disappear”.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic adventure filled with action-packed platforming and creative puzzle-solving. Armed with only a Magic Marker, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world in order to save his kid brother, Felix. Fortunately, the Magic Marker has the power to bend the elements and create magic objects that can help Max on his quest. Join Max on the greatest adventure of his life!

One More Dungeon
(Ratalaika Games )
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 15/12/2017 15:00 CET €7.99 / £6.99 / CHF 11.20  
Game description Being a nameless adventure seeker, your job is to reach the final level deep within the dungeon and destroy the obelisks that are used by forces of Evil to invade the world.

Use a melee weapon, magic staffs, and antique artefacts, to burst way through the hordes of enemies inhabiting a few game areas.

Romancing SaGa 2
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 15/12/2017 00:00 local time €19.99 / £15.99 / CHF 19.92
until 08/01/2018, 23:59 local time
Regular price €24.99 / £19.99 / CHF 24.90
Game description: Sit upon the throne of the Varennes Empire and control several generations of rulers in a valiant battle against the Seven Heroes. A dynamic freeform scenario system – a hallmark of the million-selling SaGa RPG series – enables you to take command of a variety of protagonists along the line of imperial succession and experience the history of a nation as it grows and changes based on your actions.
(unepic fran)
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 15/12/2017 00:00 local time €9.99 / £8.99 / CHF 14.00  
Game description: Daniel was just an average guy. He was a great videogame player, a big fan of sci-fi movies, and a novice RPG player. In the midst of an RPG, he was teleported to a castle. At first, Daniel believed that he was having a massive hallucination. Eager to keep playing within the RPG to create his own adventure, he decides to go along for the ride until his delirium comes to an end.

Once inside the castle, Daniel is inhabited by a mysterious shadow.  This dark spirit can communicate with Daniel, but not control him. The shadow has a simple goal: to escape from the prison of Daniel’s body. There’s a catch, though– the dark spirit can only escape if Daniel perishes.

Struggling against enemies in the castle, with the dark spirit attempting to murder him at every turn. Daniel finally discovers his goal: to kill Harnakon, the master of the castle, and free the Pure-Spirits who are trapped within. While the stage seems set for a typical role-playing adventure, Daniel will soon discover that everything is not what it seems…

Hiragana Pixel Party
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop from 16/12/2017 00:00 CET €7.99 / £6.99 / CHF 8.99  
Game description: A chiptune rhythm-action game that also teaches you something!

Learn to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana characters in a fun chiptune adventure! Not just for people who want to learn Japanese, this is a game anyone can enjoy.

Progress through 16 different worlds remembering patterns and repeating them in time to an all-original chip music soundtrack! Learn how to recognize the shapes and sounds of each symbol in the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries. Learn them all and be able to easily read and pronounce Japanese words!

Hiragana Pixel Party does not teach words or phrases, but teaches how to recognise characters and read them out as words.

New Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 15:00 CET €1.49 / £1.39 / CHF 2.10  
Game description: In BLOK DROP CHAOS you must act quick to catch the fallen blocks. Collect the correct number of blocks and advance to the next level. Endless fun for everyone!
Wii U
(Virtual Console (PC Engine))
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 15:00 CET €5.99 / £5.39 / CHF 8.40  
Game description: This upgraded edition to the famous “Lode Runner” series includes a 5 player versus mode. A large amount of gold has been stolen from the Time Machine Research Centre, and the group responsible has used a time machine to escape and hide the gold throughout time. The Centre has sent an elite team of “Runners” out to retrieve the stolen gold.

In addition to the familiar PUZZLE mode, the game features a BATTLE mode, where up to 5 players can compete, and an EDIT mode where you can create your own original stages. You can enjoy BATTLE mode in a number of different ways – be the last one standing to win in SURVIVAL, and grab items from enemies and flee to win in ESCAPE. With 4 players, you can separate into 2 teams to do battle in TAG MATCH.

Bomberman ’93
Wii U
(Virtual Console (PC Engine))
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 15:00 CET €5.99 / £5.39 / CHF 8.40  
Game description: Bomberman ’93, the exciting, powered-up version that followed the original Bomberman! With 6 rounds, each containing 8 stages, the single player Normal Mode provides all the fun you can handle in its 48 different stages! Blast all your enemies and find the hidden exit within the time limit to progress to the next stage.

The “kick” function appears for the first time in this version of Bomberman, and you can really start using cunning tactics in your gameplay! Make the most of the traps and the new items to clock the game with a perfect record! Up to 5 players can play in the Battle Game, and all the new tricks and devices (like the conveyor belt) are sure to guarantee a heated battle!

Lords of Thunder™
Wii U
(Virtual Console (PC Engine))
Nintendo eShop from 14/12/2017 15:00 CET €7.99 / £7.19 / CHF 11.20  
Game description: Lords of Thunder is a side-scrolling shooter that has you take the role of a legendary warrior, blasting enemies to heavy metal tunes. Enemies are plotting to revive Zaggart, the Dark One, who was sealed beneath the six continents of Mistral. It’s up to Landis, the descendant of Dyu, to stop them.

You choose the order in which you attack the 6 stages. Before each stage, select one of four magic sets of armour and use the crystals you collect to buy items. Selecting the right armour for each stage is the key.

Face awesome enemies, including a fire-spewing sea serpent and a giant insect. Whether it’s the fast-paced shooting action, or breaking into the boss fortresses, you’ll be blown away by the intensity of Lords of Thunder.

If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!