The Nintendo Switch eShop just doesn’t slow down. We’re getting plenty of titles each week, consistently including some high quality titles. Wii U also gets an eShop release this week, in the form of Aperion Cyberstorm – a game we previewed all the way back at EGX 2015. Keep reading for your complete eShop listings from 08/02/18 to 14/02/18:
Thursday 8th February
Switch, Wii U, £10.99 – Apriori Digital
“The twin-stick bullet hell for 1-5 players! Three play modes of co-operative action and intense competition.”
1-5 players may sound a bit unusual, but given that Aperion Cyberstorm was built with the asymmetrical play of the Wii U in mind, it does make sense. This is a twin-stick shooter that allows both team and competitive play, in several modes: Campaign, Versus, Free-For-All, Team Battles, and the endless Onslaught. You can mix up the Elements and Abilities you equip your ship with, adding some extra depth to proceedings.
Mercenaries Cyber Chronicles
Switch, £12.23 – CIRCLE Ent.
“The definitive collection of the classic turn-based strategy RPGs has come to Nintendo Switch.”
Chronicles includes Mercenaries Saga: Will of the White Lions, Mercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle and Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War. Across these 3 RPGs, you will have access to 82 campaign chapters; Chronicles has been redesigned for a 16:9 resolution, too.
Switch. £14.99 – Humble Bundle
“Explore. Build. Defend.”
Don’t you just love those snappy descriptions? Well, at least they’re to the point. Aegis Defenders has a really appealing art style, mixing wonderful pixel-art with gorgeous character illustrations when in dialogue. Meanwhile, gameplay is a mix of action-platforming and tower defence as your team or Ruinhunters look for the legendary weapon Aegis.
Switch, £13.49 – High Horse Games
“Disc Jam is a fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic mix of air hockey and tennis.”
It may look like basketball (maybe it’s just the closeness to the name Space Jam), but Disc Jam is actually a meeting point of air hockey and tennis. Up to 4 players (locally or online) exchange a disc between their sides of the court, using the abilities of the various characters on offer.
Switch, £7.99 – Gambitious
“ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun is a tough as nails 2D action platformer that puts a teeth-rattling, gravity-defying weapon in your hands.”
Try repeating the name of this one ten times fast. You only have two actions available in this platformer, one to proprel you through the air and one to shoot you forward. There are over 120 challenging levels, where you must run, gun, jump, and gun again to get through. Plenty of collectables, quick respawns, and plenty more may well keep you coming back to this one.
Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2
Switch, £6.99 – Hitcents
“Get ready for your most creative adventure yet!”
Including the DRAWN BELOW expansion, Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 has you create your central stickman before embarking to rescue your partner. You can also try to collect all of the secrets and drawings of the world between creating your own drawings and battling enemies. Your drawings can be used to help you progress, and this release also contains some new tools, including a larger colour palette and a range of pencil sizes.
Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition
Switch, £17.99 – Brace Yourself
“Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore rhythm-based dungeon crawling game.”
A pixel-art dungeon-crawler with some rhythm to it! To get through these dungeons, players must move to the beat whilst also battling against enemies. Solo or with a friend, get to the end and slay the NecroDancer in order to claim back your heart – and do it all to the tune of the award-winning soundtrack from Danny Baranowsky.
Arcade Archives CRAZY CLIMBER
Switch, £6.29 – HAMSTER
“Head for the rooftop! Challenge this super high-rise building as CRAZY CLIMBER!”
CRAZY CLIMBER and 2020 SUPER BASEBALL (below) are the two retro titles from HAMSTER this week. The former is a Nichibutsu-produced 1990 game where you, shockingly, climb – a skyscraper, to be precise, avoiding various obstacles as you go.
ACA NEOGEO 2020 SUPER BASEBALL
Switch, £6.29 – HAMSTER
“In the year 2020, experience power and speed never seen before in this extreme, futuristic baseball game!”
In just 2 years, baseball will include landmines and purchasable armour, is this game turns out to be historically accurate. SNK originally released 2020 SUPER BASEBALL in 1991.
Friday 9th February
Switch, £24.99 – 505 Games
“Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!”
Portal Knights is a co-operative sandbox RPG, with an art style reminiscent of the Minecraft world mixed with Mii-like characters. Just like Minecraft, this game includes mining and resource gathering, with a bit more focus on the combat side of things – you can level up your character switch between character classes, and fight in boss battles.
Dragon Quest Builders
Switch, £39.99 – Nintendo
“Explore a world made of blocks as you cater, craft and build to defeat the evil Dragonlord in Dragon Quest Builders for Nintendo Switch!”
One of the better Minecraft-style games out there, this matches the action and world of the Dragon Quest series with layered construction mechanics. You can build your own settlements before taking it upon yourself to keep them safe; if you fancy it, the free build mode enables you to create without any quantity of resources restricting you. The Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Builders gets the exclusive Great Sabrecub, which can not only boost your speed but also give you access to extra materials.
Monday 13th February
Switch, £18.99 – D-pad Studio
“The platformer that ignores gravity!”
The Nintendo Switch gets another action platformer with an emphasis on story in Owlboy. A beautifully detailed art style goes along with the platforming, where the ability to fly adds a distinct new approach to proceedings. Main character Otus is a mute, and this is a problem for him as he grows up – and the appearance of sky pirates doesn’t help proceedings. Obstacles, secrets and more await you in Owlboy, a game to keep your eye on this week.
Will you be downloading anything from the eShop this week? Maybe Dragon Quest Builders, or Owlboy? You can let us know in the comments!
Sources: Nintendo eShop, Nintendo UK Upcoming Games, & nintendo.com