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Nintendo eShop releases for May 3, 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze leads this week’s lineup of Nintendo eShop releases for the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U.

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Nintendo eShop Releases

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze leads this week’s lineup of Nintendo eShop releases for the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U.

Much to the relief of bank-balances everywhere it’s a reasonably quiet week on the Nintendo eShop, with a lineup heavy on older video games making their Switch debuts.

Highlights include a Switch version of the ageing, but excellent, puzzle-platformer, Nihilumbra. It’s joined by Infinite Slate’s reasonably enjoyable arcade game, Don’t Die, Mr. Robot.

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The talented folks at Hamster also continue their good work with the Neo Geo equine racer, Stakes Winner, and an Arcade Archives outing for 10-Yard Fight.

This week also sees the latest Wii U port to arrive on the Nintendo Switch, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The game is an absolute delight, and one of the finest 2D platformers of the past decade. The new concessions to help players overcome its occasional difficulty spikes are most welcome. Well worth a double-dip.

Here is this week’s full Nintendo eShop lineup. As always, this list is subject to change, and we’ll add details of any additional games as soon we get them.

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Nintendo eShop releases for May 3, 2018

Nintendo Switch – EU

  • ACA NeoGeo Stakes Winner – £6.29 (2nd May)
  • Arcade Archives 10-Yard Fight – £TBC (2nd May)
  • Cast of the Seven Godsends – £9.99
  • Don’t Die, Mr. Robot – £7.19
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – £49.99 (4th May)
  • Nihilumbra – £5.99
  • Perfect Angle – £8.99
  • Super Saurio Fly – £11.59 (Out now)
  • Timberman VS – £1.79

Nintendo Switch – US

  • ACA NeoGeo Stakes Winner – $7.99 (2nd May)
  • Arcade Archives 10-Yard Fight – $7.99 (2nd May)
  • Cast of the Seven Godsends – $12.99
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – $59.99 (4th May)
  • Don’t Die, Mr. Robot – $8.99
  • Japanese Mah-jongg -$5.00
  • Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Sly Spy – $6.99 (pre-purchase)
  • Nihilumbra – $7.99 (pre-purchase)
  • Perfect Angle – $9.99
  • Professional Construction – The Simulation – $39.99
  • Super Saurio Fly – £15.95 (Out now)
  • Timberman VS – $1.99 (pre-purchase)

At the time of writing there is nothing on the slate for the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U.

Why not check out our new releases page to get regular updates on the games coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo consoles. And check out our complete list of Nintendo Switch game demos.


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