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Save up to 80% with this weekend’s best Nintendo Switch bargains

The Nintendo Switch is swimming in excellent new games, but there are some discounted gems that shouldn’t be missed.

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The Nintendo Switch is swimming in excellent new games, but there are some discounted eShop gems that shouldn’t be missed.

If, for some reason, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Untitled Goose Game, or the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening are not to your liking, here are some bargains worth picking up this weekend on the Nintendo eShop in the US and Europe.

US Nintendo Switch discounts

Our readers in the US have the opportunity to grab some classics from the past in this week’s Sega sale. The masterfully ported Sega Ages games are always recommended with Out Run, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Phantasy Star all reduced by 25%. Newer games on offer include Sonic Mania and Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Elsewhere, the accomplished Nintendo Switch port of Civilization 6 is reduced by 40%, and both of Ghost Town Games’ excellent Overcooked! games also get massive price cuts.

European Nintendo Switch discounts

If you like Metroidvania games and own a Nintendo Switch, we expect you’re pretty happy with your lot. However, if you need something new to play we can certainly recommend both Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Guacamelee! 2, both of which are currently reduced by 50%.

My Time at Portia from Pathea Games is reduced by 30%, and Tequila Works’ adventure puzzle game, Rime, is certainly worth a look, but do read our review first. If you’re interested in the upcoming John Wick Hex, you also might want to check out Mike Bithell’s short narrative adventure story, Subsurface Circular.

Discounts in both regions

A bunch of games are also discounted in both regions. 11 bit studios’ This War of Mine gets a huge 61% price cut, and Digital Sun’s wonderful RPG rogue-lite, Moonlighter, is just a few pennies short of half price. Other deep cuts include Submerged, which is available for £2.79/$3.49, and Forever Entertainment’s engaging Wild West zombie tactical RPG, Hard West, which is reduced by 80%.

Following the acquisition of the Telltale Games label by Athlon Games, both Batman – The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within will also be getting permanent price drops later today. In Europe, both titles will be reduced from €44.99/£39.99 to €14.99/£12.49.


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