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Nintendo eShop releases for August 27-31, 2018

Here is this week’s lineup of Nintendo eShop video game releases for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo eShop Releases

Here is this week’s lineup of Nintendo eShop video game releases for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.

The Nintendo Switch software library gets another slew of releases in a busy week on the eShop.

Pick of the week is Capcom’s Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. This port and upgrade of the 3DS original may not match Monster Hunter World for visual splendour, but it’s got it where it counts with over 90 monsters to best.

On the indie side, The Messenger is this week’s highlight. Sabotage’s retro action-platformer may be catching headlines due to its 8-bit/16-bit genre swapping mechanics, but publisher Devolver Digital know a good game when they see one, and it looks like there’s also depth and complexity to be found.

Honourable mentions also go to Dinosaur Polo Club’s wonderful puzzle strategy game, Mini Metro, and a welcome reissue for THQ’s painty platformer, De Blob 2.

As usual, this list is subject to change. Here is the current lineup of Nintendo eShop releases.

Nintendo eShop releases for August 27-31, 2018

Monday August 27, 2018

  • No releases

Tuesday August 28, 2018

  • Blade Strangers – £35.99/$39.99
  • De Blob 2 – £26.99/$29.99
  • Into the Breach – £11.39/£14.99
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – £49.99/$59.99
  • Western 1849 Reloaded – £5.03/$6.99
  • Victor Vran Overkill Edition – £35.99/$39.99
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 1 – £TBC
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season – £TBC/$24.99

Wednesday August 29, 2018

  • No releases

Thursday August 30, 2018

  • ACA NeoGeo Football Frenzy – £6.29/$7.99
  • Arcade Archives Argus – £6.29/$7.99
  • Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers – £8.99/$9.99
  • Fall of Light – £13.49/$14.99
  • Freedom Planet – £12.99/$14.99
  • Gnomes Garden 3: The Thief of Castles – £4.49
  • Haunted Dungeons : Hyakki Castle – £10.99/$13.99
  • Instant Tennis – £TBC/$7.90
  • The Messanger – £17.99/$19.99
  • Mini Metro – £6.74/$9.99
  • Phantaruk – £4.49/$4.99
  • Realpolitiks – £20.24/$24.99
  • Shikondo – Soul Eater – £TBC/$TBC
  • The VideoKid – £3.99/$4.99

Friday August 31, 2018

  • God Wars: The Complete Legend – £35.99/$TBC
  • Rocket League: Ultimate Edition – £TBC/$TBC

At the time of writing, there are no games planned for release on the Nintendo 3DS this week.

While you’re here, why not read our updated guide to Nintendo Switch demos, and visit our new releases page for regular updates on the all the games coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.


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