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Save up to 62% in the Nintendo eShop Play Online Sale

Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Arms are discounted in the Nintendo Switch Play Online eShop sale

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Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Arms are discounted in the Nintendo Switch Play Online sale.

We’ve been writing about the Nintendo Switch eShop quite a bit recently. We have our weekly eShop release updates (check back every Monday for those), and over the past two weeks there has been a torrent of news regarding upcoming indie games heading to Nintendo’s hybrid console.

And so it continues…

With just a few weeks to go until the full launch of the Nintendo Switch Online, the eShop is getting a brand new sale in Europe promoting games that can be played online.

It’s not a particularly big sale, but first-party Nintendo titles rarely get discounts so it’s a good opportunity to pick up the likes of Arms or Splatoon 2 for a cheaper price.

The all-conquering Rocket League is also discounted – along with a swathe of DLC packs – and so is the popular Human: Fall Flat, which now supports online multiplayer for up to eight players.

The sale is live on the European Nintendo Switch eShop until September 6, 2018. Here’s the, erm, complete list of included games.

Nintendo eShop Play Online Sale

  • 20XX
  • Arms
  • Chess Ultra
  • Doom
  • FIFA 18
  • Human: Fall Flat
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon 2
  • Splatoon 2 + Octo Expansion DLC

Meanwhile, the US eShop is running a short promotion on the Mega Man Legacy Collection. Both volumes are reduced by 25% until September 5, 2018.

Bookmark our new releases page for regular updates on all the games coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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This week’s Xbox One releases (May 25-29, 2020)

Minecraft Dungeons and Shantae and the Seven Sirens headline this week’s lineup of new Xbox One releases.

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Minecraft Dungeons and Shantae and the Seven Sirens headline this week’s lineup of new Xbox One releases.

Minecraft Dungeons is the week’s big new Xbox One game. The family-friendly dungeon crawler from Mojang Studios blends fast-moving hack-and-slash combat with the aesthetics of Minecraft to delicious effect. It’s not the next Torchlight, but it’s a polished co-op experience for intrepid explorers of all ages.

Another highlight is Shantae and the Seven Sirens from WayForward. The game returns to the franchise’s roots with another colourful instalment of exploration and platforming.

Other new Xbox One games include the dark fantasy adventure Little Misfortune and psychological horror, Those Who Remain. We also presume that the release of Ultimate Fishing Simulator means we’ll never need to buy another fishing game.

Each new release can be purchased from the Xbox One digital games store and Microsoft online store. Here’s the confirmed lineup.

New Xbox One releases: May 25-29, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Minecraft Dungeons

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Castle Pals
  • Many Faces: Console Edition

Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Atomicrops
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens
  • Those Who Remain

Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
  • Genetic Disaster
  • Georifters
  • Indiecalypse
  • The Last Scape
  • Little Misfortune
  • Ultimate Fishing Simulator

If you’re looking for some video game bargains, read our roundup of this week’s new Xbox One sales and promotions.


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New Nintendo Switch releases (May 25-30, 2020)

This week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases includes some classics from 2K and a new Minecraft game.

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This week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch releases includes some 2K classics, the return of Shantae, and a brand new Minecraft game.

There’s a jam-packed week ahead on the Switch with a slew of great games coming to the Nintendo eShop.

We’ll take a deep breath and start with a couple of new games. First up is Minecraft Dungeons. It’s a family-friendly dungeon crawler that effortlessly combines a tried-and-tested gameplay formula with the iconic Minecraft aesthetic. It’s probably not a classic of the genre, but it’s accessible, polished, and lots of fun.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens is the fifth game in WayForward’s long-running series of visually resplendent action-adventure games. The little we played of it on Apple Arcade suggests its back-to-basics approach was the right choice.

The biggest release of the week – for long-time Nintendo fans, at least – is Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. The classic Wii RPG gets a visual and audio upgrade and a whole new epilogue that runs to around 10 hours. On this occasion, the ‘Definitive Edition’ subtitle sounds well earned.

2K Games is also releasing three content-packed compilations: Borderlands Legendary CollectionBioShock: The Collection, and XCOM 2 Collection. For players of a certain age – cough – the chance to replay Irrational’s 2007 classic in handheld mode will likely prove irresistible. Each collection is also reasonably priced, and teaches EA a thing or two on bringing older games on the Switch,

Other new Nintendo Switch releases include the Sega arcade classic Thunder Force AC, Little Misfortune, and Adam’s Venture: Origins.

We’ll keep this page updated throughout the week with any last-minute changes. Here’s the full lineup of new Nintendo eShop releases as it stands.

New Nintendo Switch releases: May 25-30, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Ailment
  • Missile Command: Recharged

Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Atomicrops
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
  • F-117A Stealth Fighter
  • Fly Punch Boom!
  • Game Tengoku CruisinMix Special
  • Hill Climbing Mania
  • Resolutiion
  • Let’s Sing 2020
  • SEGA Ages Thunder Force AC
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens
  • Synaptic Drive
  • Turmoil

Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Adam’s Venture: Origins
  • Castle Pals
  • Climbros
  • Despotism 3K
  • Genetic Disaster
  • BioShock: The Collection
  • BioShock Remastered
  • BioShock 2 Remastered
  • BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition
  • Borderlands Legendary Collection
  • Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
  • Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition,
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Flux8
  • Indiecalypse
  • Little Misfortune
  • Moonlighter: Between Dimensions (DLC)
  • XCOM 2 Collection
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
  • WildTrax Racing

Saturday, May 30, 2020

  • #womenUp Super Puzzles Dream
  • Undead and Beyond

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New PlayStation 4 releases (May 25-29, 2020)

Minecraft Dungeons headlines next week’s lineup of new PlayStation 4 releases.

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Minecraft Dungeons headlines next week’s lineup of new PlayStation 4 releases.

Minecraft Dungeons doesn’t feature mining. And nor does it feature crafting. It does, fortunately, feature dungeons.

The newly renamed Mojang Studios has partnered with Double Eleven for the console port of this procedurally-generated dungeon crawler. The game looks beautiful, plays like a dream, and is an accessible entry point to the genre. It might lack a little, erm, depth compared to Diablo and the like, but that’s no bad thing. It’s a hack and slash experience for all the family.

The fifth game in WayForward’s long-running Shantae franchise also comes to PS4 next week. Shantae and the Seven Sirens received a warm welcome on its Apple Arcade debut last year, but we think it will feel more at home on console. Expect another enjoyable Metroidvania wrapped up in glorious visuals.

Other new games include Let’s Sing 2020, Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen, and Camel 101’s psychological horror, Those Who Remain.

Here’s the full list of new PlayStation Store releases for the PS4, PS VR, and PS Vita. We’ll add any late additions to the list throughout the week.

New PlayStation 4 releases: May 25-29, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Castle Pals
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Rune Lord
  • Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Many Faces
  • Wizards: Wand of Epicosity

Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Atomicrops
  • Bug Fables
  • Hotel R’N’R
  • Let’s Sing 2020
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens
  • Those Who Remain

Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Genetic Disaster
  • Little Misfortune
  • Pong Quest

For more PS4 games, read about the latest discounts in the PS Store Extended Play sale.


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Save up to 80% with this week’s Nintendo eShop deals

There are Switch savings aplenty with four big sales currently running on the Nintendo eShop.

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There are Switch savings aplenty with four big promotions currently running on the Nintendo eShop.

The latest crop of US Nintendo eShop offers feature some iconic video game characters, some anime superstars, and some digital versions of family-favourite board games.

The Sonic the Hedgehog sale is headlined by Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. We don’t think it’s a very good game, to be honest, but if you have young family members going stir-crazy, it should bring calm and chaos to your home in equal measure. “Real gamerz” should check out the Sega Ages releases of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, and Sonic Mania.

Another iconic video game character on sale is Pac-Man. To celebrate the character’s 40th birthday, both Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus are discounted. Both games are well worth getting.

The Ubisoft Family Time Sale features one of the best games in the Switch library, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. It’s accessible, tactical, funny, and addictive. And even the Rabbids are pretty likeable.

The AniMay sale also continues, with offers on games including Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and the wonderful Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch.

The Sonic and Ubisoft Nintendo eShop sales run until May 25. The AniMay and Pac-Man promotions lose their lives on May 26. Here are some more highlights.

Sonic the Hedgehog Sale

  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Sega Ages Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sega Ages Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic Forces
  • Sonic Mania
  • Team Sonic Racing

Discounted 3DS games include 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, and Sonic Lost World.

Ubisoft Family Time Sale

  • Jeopardy!
  • Just Dance 2020
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Monopoly for Nintendo Switch
  • Risk Global Domination
  • Trivial Pursuit Live!
  • Wheel of Fortune

Pac-Man 40th Annniversay Sale

  • Namco Museum
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus

AniMay Sale Highlights

  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition
  • Dragon Ball Fighterz
  • God Eater 3
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission – Launch Edition
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition
  • Tales Of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

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Pac-Man gets a Mario Maker style makeover

Celebrate the pill-popper’s 40th anniversary by making mazes in Pac-Man Live Studio.

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Celebrate the iconic pill popper’s 40th anniversary by making mazes in Pac-Man Live Studio.

Remember that time Nintendo unveiled Pac-Man Vs at E3 and was ridiculed, only for the game, over time, to become a minor classic? Well, Amazon Games is here with its latest effort, a new version of Pac-Man.

Pac-Man Live Studio lets players create and publish their own a-maze-ing creations and play them online with friends, all within Twitch.

The game Maze Creator lets you design the layout of a level, with options to add power pellets, add fruit, change colours, and set maximum scores. Once published, levels can be rated by the playing community and make it onto the Most Popular and Select Mazes rankings.

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The game features two gameplay modes. Classic mode is the Pac-Man you know and love, but more interesting is the new co-op Endless mode. A team of players begin each level with just one life each. As long as one player from the team survives to the end, everyone gets to the next level. Both modes will have global leader boards.

It’s not quite Super Mario Maker, of course, but it does simple to use and is a fun way to mark the game’s 40th birthday. It’s the next Pac-Man Vs, hopefully.

At the time of writing, the game is listed as ‘coming soon’.


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