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Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, New Nintendo 2DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Wii, WiiU, iOS
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: March 2017

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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, November 2, 2017

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2017 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT

In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions. To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. . Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Nintendo Switch

Sonic Forces (SEGA/Switch/$39.99/eShop/Available Nov. 7)

From the team that brought you Sonic Colors and Generations, comes the next exciting title in the Sonic franchise, Sonic Forces. Experience fast-paced action as Modern Sonic, thrilling platforming as Classic Sonic, and utilize powerful new gadgets as your own custom Hero Character. Help Sonic fight back to reclaim the world from Dr. Eggman and a powerful, mysterious new villain.

Features:

  • Three types of gameplay: Fast paced action as Modern Sonic, thrilling platforming as Classic Sonic, and utilize powerful gadgets as your own custom Hero Character
  • Fight against a brand new mysterious, powerful enemy
  • Featuring an all-star cast of well-known Sonic franchise heroes and villains

No. of Players 1 player

Sparkle 2 EVO (Forever Entertainment/Switch/$4.49/eShop)

Control the evolution! Climb your way through the evolutional ladder. Start as a little organism and transform into a magnificent aquatic being. Explore the abyss in search of nutritional elements. Attack other species whenever you run out of other food sources. Enjoy beautiful surreal visuals and relax with minimalistic ambient soundtrack.

Can you grow the biggest Sparkle in the world?

Subtle, captivating, addictive. These three words describe the world of Sparkle - world in which you make a tiny aquatic creature evolve into becoming a grown, magnificent being.

We give you control over your Sparkle's development and wellbeing, and you have one goal - to evolve. Whilst exploring the Sparkle Void, you find various nutritious elements to eat. Sometimes you will even have to fight for food with other species. You become what you eat - you get to choose whether your sparkle becomes a fast and aggressive carnivore, a sluggish but fast-eating herbivore, or an omnivore, whose features lie somewhere in between. Insight to your Sparkle's DNA strand will give you information about the progress and will help you plan which microelements you want to focus on eating next. You will also get to fight giant bosses from time to time.

But there's no rush to keep the game in full swing at all times. You may as well just relax, play the game on a slow pace, explore the sparkle void, consume nutritional elements, enjoy simple and surreal surrounding and listen to the ambient music soundtrack. The choice is all yours.

No. of Players 1 player

Farming Simulator Nintendo Switch Edition (Focus Home Interactive/Switch/$49.99/eShop/Available Nov. 7)

Take on the challenges of the modern farmer! Explore a huge open world including a detailed North American environment, loaded with farming activities, over hundreds of acres of land. Drive over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from over 75 manufacturers, including brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.

Harvest many types of crops, tend to your livestock, take part in forestry work, and sell your products to expand and invest in your farm! Transport your goods in trucks and trailers, or load and drive trains to reach your destination.

Features:

  • Develop your farm in 2 huge environments, a North-American and a Eastern-Europe environments
  • Harvest a large variety of new crops (sunflowers, soybeans, and many more)
  • Transport your goods with trucks and trailers, or try out the newly-added drivable trains
  • Take care of your livestock, including pigs, cows, sheep, and chickens.
  • 250 faithfully reproduced farming vehicles and tools from over 75 manufacturers

No. of Players 1 player

Perception (The Deep End Games/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

Perception is a tense psychological thriller where players must uncover the mysteries of a sinister estate with echolocation as their only sight. Creating sound illuminates your environment, but also agitates the house and the entities within. Use Cassie’s Delphi text-to-speech app along with her intuition to uncover the mansion’s history. Each time a mystery is solved, the mansion transforms to reflect the fate of a different generation and the torment they endured.

Play as Cassie, a young blind woman set on being independent despite the dangers she faces in her search to discover the truth. After months of research, she finds a connection to an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than her nightmares—a ghastly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. The former inhabitants call out to Cassie from inside Echo Bluff’s walls, but to solve her own mystery, she must first uncover theirs.

Game Features:

  • "See" using echolocation. Every sound creates a visual.
  • Uncover the truth that has affected the estate across centuries. Each mystery you solve triggers a radical change throughout the house you explore.
  • Engage in a deadly game of hide and seek with the menacing entities of the house, including The Presence.
  • Explore as Cassie, an engaging and empathetic heroine. Discover her inner demons and what ties her to Echo Bluffs.
  • Subtitles available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Polish, Portuguese-Brazil, and Russian.

No. of Players 1 player

Morphite (Level 77/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

Set in a distant future where humanity has colonized the far reaches of space, Morphite follows the story of Myrah Kale, a young woman whose life takes a sudden turn when a simple mission develops into an epic interstellar journey revealing her mysterious past and relation to a coveted substance called Morphite.

Myrah will voyage to the furthest corners of space and explore uncharted procedurally-generated planets, each with diverse landscapes and teeming with exotic flora and fauna. With the help of a scanner, Myrah will sell biological information for ship, suit and weapon upgrades.

Inside Myrah's vessel, players will engage in random encounters with real-time space combat, trade with other travelers across the galaxy and navigate outer space with Morphite's easy-to-use Starmap system.

No. of Players 1 player

Super Beat Sports (Harmonix/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

When an intergalactic crew of sports-loving aliens challenges you and your friends to a music-infused pentathlon there’s only one thing to do – grab the nearest garden gnome and take the field! Super Beat Sports is a collection of five sports-themed mini games with a twist - everything is musical. That means that you’ll need swing, volley, and score to the music in order to come out on top.

  • BuddyBall (1-4p): Prepare to put your rhythmic reflexes to the test as you and up to three friends engage in this ball-bashing battle.
  • WhackyBat (1-2p): Go for gold by hitting these Muzicalians' pitches back at them. Build your streak by swinging in-time with the music for maximum points!
  • GobbleGolf (1-2p): Match musical patterns to feed some hungry aliens! The more you feed, the higher your score.
  • NetBall (1-2p): Keep the volley going with perfect timing. Don't let these Squibzes psych you out!
  • RhythmRacket (1-4p): It’s a free for all! Protect your goal and knock out the competition with radical rhythmic ricochets.

No. of Players up to 4 players

Art Of Fighting 3 (HAMSTER, Co./Switch/$7.99/eShop)

Completely unknown fighters appear. The ultimate rules make for intense battles!

Art Of Fighting 3 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996. As a side-story in the Art Of Fighting series, it portrays the drama and battles of the various fighters. With the Ultimate KO system and other mechanics, it makes a stake in a new frontier of 2D fighting games.

The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.

Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time.

Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.

Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

No. of Players 2 players

Wheels of Aurelia (MixedBag/Switch/$.99/eShop)

Embark on an immersive road trip through the gritty western coast of Italy during the roaring 1970's. Playing as Lella, a bold, spunky woman, experience the sights and sounds of a tumultuous time in Italy's history while uncovering events from Lella's storied past. Take the road less traveled, while meeting an unpredictable cast of dynamic characters along your journey and making detours along the way.

An interactive visual novel based on short moments in time during Lella's travels, each playthrough ends with one of sixteen different endings based on your choices. Travel across the famous "Via Aurelia" and discover a new side of Italy in a thought-provoking game about the road trip, not the destination.

  • Uncover Lella's fierce personality and mysterious past while choosing each line of her dialogue in the game
  • A compact game experience with sixteen different endings, each with its own epilogue
  • Simple and highly intuitive one-handed controls.
  • All original Italian soundtrack provides emotional ambience to accompany the game's narrative
  • Original art by renowned illustrators, handcrafted to bring Italy to life in new and unexpected ways
  • Rooted in researched and culturally accurate events during the 1970's including kidnappings and extreme political turmoil
  • Independent Games Festival Honorable Mention, IndieCade Nominee, Fantastic Arcade Game Spotlight

No. of Players 1 player

Heroes of the Monkey Tavern (Monkey Stories/Switch/$9.99/eShop/Available Nov. 7)

After countless days and nights celebrating within the infamous Monkey Tavern, our team of adventurers have spent every last penny... Their fates, however are about to change...

Like a gift from the gods, in walks a mysterious stranger who points them towards a high tower full of invaluable treasures.

It doesn't take much more to rouse their thirst for adventure.

You will enjoy exploring a dungeon full of riddles, dangerous enemies and vicious traps.

And if luck favours...you will discover secret passages sheltering legendary weapons and armours.

Features :

  • Dungeon exploration in grid-base movement
  • 8 classes
  • 3 difficulty levels
  • 2 hours of intense music
  • Static real time fights
  • 22 different enemies, including 6 bosses
  • Numerous traps and secrets
  • More than 100 unique items

No. of Players 1 player

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/3DSXL/eShop

Style Savvy: Styling Star (Nintendo/3DS/eShop/FREE Demo)

As a boutique manager, you'll style customers' clothes, make-up, nails, and hair in this fully outfitted game with 20,000+ fashion items to earn. Share your ideas online with other players and take the fashion world by storm!

The way you style customers affects their stories, so keep in-touch using the in-game mobile phone, and check out their performances! As your career takes off, you'll hire an assistant for your shop and consult a salon, cosmetic store, and menswear store, while designing your own clothes and accessories! Thanks to the in-game fashion handbook and search system, arranging outfits is easier than ever. Compatible amiibo™ figures and cards let you use Nintendo emblems and patterns! Open a showroom where players who have the game can go online and wear outfits. You can also set up photoshoots and share pics via the Nintendo 3DS Image Share tool!

  • Style your customers' clothes, make-up, hair, and nails as you manage your boutique and consult other shops
  • The way you arrange outfits affects customers' stories: inspire budding stars and watch their performances
  • Set up photoshoots, visit other players' stores online, and keep in-touch with customers and events using your in-game mobile phone
  • More than 20,000 items to earn and choose from in this stylish fashion game!
  • Hire a female or male personal assistant who can help organize your personal boutique and wear attires you've selected
  • Design clothing items and accessories to kick off your own brand
  • Decorate your apartment and boutique however you wish
  • The advanced search system makes browsing clothes and serving customers a breeze

No. of Players 1 player

Physical Contact: 2048 (Collavier Corporation/3DS/$4.44/eShop/Available Nov. 6)

Physical contact: 2048 is a casual but head-minded game that aims at higher values by coalescing the same blocks in the region.

For better grades, polite operation is necessary.

It is a game series where two people can play against each other.

Any two partners, including parents, friends and lovers are suitable.

Because it is simple and has rules that everyone knows, you can enjoy the game immediately.

If you use the handicap function, you can level the playing field.

Because the match times are short, you can play anytime and anywhere whenever you feel like it.

Of course there is also a single-player mode.

Please enjoy it together!

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Physical Contact: Speed (Collavier Corporation/3DS/$4.46/eShop)

It is a game series where two people can play against one device.

If you play with your body in close contact, the match will be more fun.

Any two partners, including parents, friends, lovers, etc, are suitable.

Because it is simple and rules that everyone knows, you can start the game immediately on the spot. If you use the handicap function you can match the level of the two people.

Because the match-up time is short, I can play anytime and anywhere when I feel like it. Of course there is also a 1P play mode for one's time.

Please enjoy together!

SPEED is one of simple and profound card games that will win if you use up your hand first. It is characterized by requiring reflexes.

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Hiding Out (Green Lightning/3DS/$9.99/eShop)

The police think you're a bank robber! Find 100 pieces of a photo of the real robber in this single-screen game inspired by classic arcade games!

  • Simple, retro-style gameplay
  • Five modes of play
  • Nonviolent, family friendly
  • Anyone can play!

No. of Players 1 player

Phil's Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure (Lightwood Games/3DS/$7.99/eShop)

Fill-a-Pix is a new picture logic puzzle from the makers of Pic-a-Pix Colour, but with huge, scrollable puzzles up to 100 squares wide, you'll reveal pictures much larger and more detailed than ever before!

The unique Smart Cursor makes playing fluid and satisfying. Options to show where to go next and check your progress so far mean you'll never get stuck.

Often described as a mix of minesweeper and picross, each clue number shows how many squares in a block of nine - the clue itself, plus the eight squares around it - should be filled in black.

You only need to learn this one rule to start playing Fill-a-Pix but to make sure you understand all the techniques, a full interactive tutorial is included!

No. of Players 1 player

Wii / Wii U

Tomeling in Trouble (HullBreach Studios/Wii U/$5.00/eShop)

Battle head-to-head with a friend or family member in the MOBA-inspired Sanctum mode. In this mode, the heroes on both teams need to defend their own portal while destroying the portal of the other team, with the help of minions on each team. A single-player practice mode is also available to master the different spells each hero has to offer. Multiple hero options make this competitive fun for all ages!

The arcade-style Classic mode is also available, for any of those less competitive moments. There are multiple levels in which you help Tomeling survive, with varying difficulties that award more gold for their toughness.

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Virtual Console

Power Golf (Konami/Wii U/$5.99/eShop)

Power Golf sports a perfect combination of simple-yet-realistic controls and beautiful graphics. Swing away on 18 lush holes in one of three different game modes: the single player STROKE PLAY mode and the multiplayer MATCH PLAY and COMPETITION modes. Enter tournaments as one of three different characters. Wind strength and the slope of the green add extra challenges to each hole. Compete against other players in the standard NORMAL MATCH or ante up one of your clubs in the unique CLUB MATCH.

No. of Players up to 3 players

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