This week, there is plenty to celebrate on the Nintendo eShop. New game downloads, DLC drops, and fresh demos are ready to be magically delivered to your handheld through the power of technology. The big one is definitely Minecraft‘s Steve and Alex coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well a demo of Pikmin 3 ahead of its release at the end of the month. Here’s a rundown of what to expect to see coming down the green pipe within the next week, starting with some highlights.
Unless otherwise stated, all discussed content is available as of today, October 9th.
PIKMIN 3 DELUXE DEMO
A standout favorite from the Wii U, Pikmin 3 Deluxe finally gets the credit it deserves when it arrives on Nintendo Switch on October 30th. With three characters to control, new Pikmin to discover, and a whole new planet to explore, players will get to enjoy this modern classic all over again. Progress from the demo carries over to the full version of the game, and beating the boss of the demo will automatically unlock the new Ultra Spicy difficulty mode in the full version of Pikmin 3 Deluxe when it is released.
STEVE ARRIVES IN SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE
The hero of Minecraft arrives as the 77th fighter to the world’s most popular fighting game, available October 13th as a paid DLC character. Players can obtain Steve by purchasing either the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 or the Challenger’s Pack 7. Included along with the playable character are a new stage and seven music tracks. Featuring a unique move set that required the development team to recode every stage in the game, Steve is sure to make quite the impression on players.
FALCON AGE TAKES FLIGHT
The incredible title that gives you a good bird friend and lets you destroy bad robots, Falcon Age drops on the Nintendo eShop on October 8th. Read our glowing Falcon Age review for more information, but don’t sleep on this game. It’s sure to be a sleeper hit and land on plenty of GOTY lists.
In all, there are 45 titles that are new to the Nintendo eShop this week. Some are new, and some are porting their way over to the Switch. There’s a deep variety in the new games to be found, so do yourself a favor and pick up some indie titles to keep you company this week.
- Adventures of Chris
- Aery – Sky Castle
- Arcade Archives BEN BERO BEH
- AstroWings: Space War
- Ben 10: Power Trip! – Available Oct. 9
- Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! – Available Oct. 14
- Digerati Presents: Make It Quick Bundle Vol. 1
- Dodge These Balls
- Falcon Age
- FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition
- Foregone – Available Oct. 13
- G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout – Available Oct. 13
- Game Dev Tycoon
- Ghost of a Tale
- Hide & Dance!
- Home: Postmortem Edition
- I Am Dead
- IMMERSE LAND
- Infection – Board Game
- Neighbours back From Hell
- Petal Crash – Available Oct. 12
- Piofiore: Fated Memories
- Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! – Available Oct. 13
- Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? – Available Oct. 13
- Puddle Knights
- Reflection of Mine – Available Oct. 9
- Remothered: Broken Porcelain – Available Oct. 13
- ROBOTICS;NOTES DaSH – Available Oct. 13
- ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE – Available Oct. 13
- Skatemasta Tcheco
- Street Racer Underground – Available Oct. 9
- Tacticool Champs
- The Legend of Ninja
- The Legend Of The Blue Warrior
- The Ramen Sensei
- The Survivalists
- Tiki Brawl
- Torn Tales: Rebound Edition
- Vigil: The Longest Night – Available Oct. 14
- Woodsalt – Available Oct. 13
What new games are you grabbing? Let us know in the comments!