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Nintendo

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

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!

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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, August 10, 2017

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2017 @ 2:51 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

Flip Wars (Nintendo/Switch/$9.99/eShop)

This tense multiplayer action game will have you stomping to flip over panels—and unwitting opponents! To win, flip the most panels to your color in local battles, online*, or single-player. The more you flip, the faster you'll move in a mad dash to nab power ups. Increase your flip range, turn invincible, and more across 3 modes and 12 arenas! Compete alone or against up to 3 players to see who's best at each mode: flip the most panels before time runs up in Panel Battle, knock out the most opponents in Time Battle, or outlast your rivals in Life Battle. All 12 arenas have 4 layouts to choose from, some containing hazards like panel-flipping buttons, beam cannons, and waves so beautiful they truly stun competitors. Learn the art of the flip with tutorials and try your hand at achievements. When you're ready to compete, jump into an online* battle or a private room with friends via local wireless. No matter how you play, it's time to think fast and pull off the ultimate color scheme!

No. of Players up to 4 players

Sonic Mania (SEGA/Switch/$19.99/eShop)

Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. Sonic Mania was developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with Sonic Team. Welcome to Sonic Mania!

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Severed (DrinkBox Studios/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you'll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.

  • Dungeon Combat: Master offensive and defensive touch combat techniques to survive intense battles against a menagerie of enemies.
  • Severing: Best enemies in combat for a chance at severing their body parts -- then wear them to gain new powers or consume them to upgrade your equipment and abilities.
  • Exploration: Follow branching routes through the unknown, using your wits to avoid hazards and solve puzzles.
  • Music: Original soundtrack from Juno-nominated band YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN featuring Pantayo.

No. of Players 1 player

Phantom Trigger (tinyBuild Games/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

The phantom realm brings arcane hexes into a pulsing neon reality, where demons fight in packs and use every trick they have to break your defense. Throw spells and traps mid-combo, ride the edge of control and chaos in this fresh take on action combat. You are your own worst enemy in Phantom Trigger.

No. of Players 2 players

IronCast (Ripstone/Switch/$12.99/eShop)

Commanders! Take to the battlefield in Ironcast and prepare for turn-based strategy like you’ve never seen before. Every decision you make plays a crucial part in deciding your fate, from collecting resources to choosing your next mission. Control a mechanised war machine and lead your troops to victory through a series of challenging battles, trade assignments and survival missions.

The roguelite style of Ironcast enforces that death is permanent, but rewards are persistent and no two campaigns are the same. With randomly generated missions, over 50 unlockable items and the potential for rare enemy loot drops, commanders will face a new crusade with every play through. With added HD rumble support, taking down the enemy has never felt so good!

Feature Overview:

  • Four ways to play, including full touchscreen functionality
  • Customise your Ironcast with a variety of unique combinations
  • Collect rare loot drops from fallen enemies to boost your systems

No. of Players 1 player

Troll and I (Maximum Games/Switch/$29.99/eShop/available Aug. 15)

Deep in the Nordic wilderness, a teenage boy named Otto is forced to flee his home after a band of brutal hunters rip through his village in search of a mythical creature rumored to inhabit the forest. Now on the run for his life, Otto inadvertently finds and befriends the elusive creature being sought by the hunters. Thus begins the perilous adventure of Troll and Otto.

Together, the unlikely friends embark on a journey through treacherous territory plagued with rivals. Natives to the forest, Troll and Otto must use their inherent skills to sneak, strategize, and battle their way back home. The forest is filled with unknowns, and teamwork is pivotal to staying alive.

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

The King Of Fighters 2000 (HAMSTER, Co./Switch/$7.99/eShop)

The King Of Fighters 2000 is a fighting game released by SNK in 2000.

Featuring numerous improvements from KOF '99, KOF 2000 also introduces the all-new "Active Striker" system where players can enjoy exciting striker-based battle strategies.

Plenty of nostalgic characters from the SNK Universe appear as "another strikers".

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.

No. of Players 2 players

Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games/Switch/$9.99/eShop)

Rocket Fist is an arena game with crazy robots in chaotic rocket fist battles. Aim against your frenemies and prove your dexterity by killing each other with rocket propelled fists in this frenetic mix of dodgeball and billiards!

You can hold one Rocket Fist at a time and you only get one shot to throw your punch before having to run, hide and dodge to pick it back up! Just like in dodgeball, but with way more rockets! When you're running away you can ninja dash around the arena, and if you're feeling lucky you can try dash-bumping your friends in their faces to steal their rocket!

Easy to learn, hard to master, Rocket Fist's quick rounds will keep you coming back for more. It's the perfect game to bring out when your friends are over and in need of some explosive action!

No. of Players up to 4 players

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (Ubisoft/Switch/$39.99/eShop/Demo)

Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump, and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.

  • Join the team with up to 4 players in local co-op!
  • Compete with your friends in tournaments with the Kung Foot experience (local wireless multiplayer)
  • Run, jump & smack your way through 100+ maps
  • Jump to the rhythm and rock the party to beat the crazy musical levels

No. of Players up to 4 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/3DSXL/eShop

Monster Hunter Stories (Nintendo/3DS/$39.99/eShop/Demo)

In Monster Hunter Stories, set off on an adventure as a monster rider and bond with your monsters along the way. Venture into monster nests to collect eggs and hatch a wide array of species with uniquely powerful skills. Form teams, battle alongside monsters, crush opponents with combo attacks, and ride into the sunset a champion.

The downloadable demo lets you play through the first few hours of the game, and all of your progress, including the monsters and items you collect, can be transferred over to the main game after purchasing it. Get a head start on your adventure! The Nintendo eShop demo officially launches August 10th.

No. of Players 1 player

Elminage Original (Ninja Games Japan/3DS/$19.99/eShop)

They who can find the five rings and restore the barrier on the Dragon's Fang shall be richly rewarded.Today, many adventurers pass through the gates of Trangelda, their true motives hidden within their hearts.

Elminage Original is an atmospheric, dungeon RPG where players assemble a band of adventures and embark to conquer dungeons and recover the rings!

The five rings lie in dungeons across the world throughout temples, caverns and forests, their locations randomly placed when starting a game. Earn Fame by completing events and infuse it into a compass to track where the rings are hidden.

Hordes of monsters lie in wait throughout the dungeons, some of them so huge they cannot fit on the screen. Create powerful adventures and level up to progress deeper into the dungeons and face stronger foes.

Choose from a total of 16 classes of adventurers, including the more unusual "servant" in addition to the traditional fighters, mages and samurai classes. Nine races, gender, age, and nature, parameters allow players to customize their own powerful characters. Learn 72 different spells under the mage, cleric, and alchemy lines and cast unique spells from your very own characters.

Your very own epic adventure awaits you!

No. of Players 1 player

Virtual Console

Soldier Blade (Konami/Wii U/$5.99/eShop)

You're an SIA (Special Interception Airforce) pilot flying the heavy assault fighter, "Soldier Blade". Face the Zeograd invasion force with weapon attacks that change each time you grab a power-up item. You can unleash 3 different kinds of attack depending on the color of the power-up item. New features, such as the "Gunbody" option for avoiding enemy attacks and the "Burst Out" system (which has a different effect depending on your power-up level), add a strategic element which requires you to make snap decisions about which items to grab and when to use special attacks. Awesome boss battles await you at the end of each operation! Play in "CHALLENGE" mode and try to get as many points as you can in a limited amount of time. With all these great features, things are sure to heat up!

No. of Players 1 player

Final Soldier (Konami/Wii U/$5.99/eShop)

In the 23rd century, invaders from the future suddenly attack Earth. Controlling a fighter created by the world's scientists, you rise to meet the enemy. Collect power-up units, such as LASER, E-BEAM, FIRE, and MISSILE, and then equip them in Options to launch a variety of attacks. For each of these weapons, you can freely select from three different types in SET-UP. Anticipate enemies' strikes and deftly switch between weapons to defeat the invaders! In addition to NORMAL GAME, there are also 2 MINUTE GAME and 5 MINUTE GAME score-attack modes. The most perfect blend and balance of any game in the series, Final Soldier is a title you don't want to miss.

No. of Players 1 player

Nintendo eShop sales:

Activities

  • Fire Emblem Heroes Fans of the mobile game will see a flurry of activity this week.
    • Starter Support Events: Beginner and veteran Summoners alike will have a chance to strengthen their armies. During this event, they can summon five-star versions of four popular Heroes, and enjoy special log-in bonuses.

1. Hero Fest: 12 a.m. PT Aug. 10 to 11:59 p.m. PT Aug. 17 at: Here comes a Starter Support Hero Fest to help out new Summoners. It features some great Heroes at a boosted starting appearance rate of 5 percent.

2. Log-In Bonuses: Now through 11:59 p.m. PT Sept. 10: You can earn up to 60 Orbs! Here’s how:

  • Starter Support Log-In Bonus: Receive 20 Orbs if you log-in between now and 11:59 p.m. Aug. 24.
  • Six-Month Anniversary Celebration Log-In Bonus Part 1: Receive 20 Orbs if you log-in now through 11:59 p.m. PT Aug. 21.
  • Six-Month Anniversary Celebration Log-In Bonus Part 2: Receive 20 Orbs if you log-in between 12 a.m. PT Aug. 22 and 11:59 p.m. PT Sept. 10.
  • New features coming to version 1.6.0:
    • New mode: Arena Assault: In this mode, you’ll need to use a different team of Heroes in each map for a real challenge.
    • New feature: Catalog of Heroes: Check out all the Heroes you’ve met so far.
    • Plus, the Max Hero Merit limit has been raised from 2,000 to 3,000+.
  • New updates: Tempest Trials Get Powered Up: The event runs 12 a.m. PT Aug. 11 until 11:59 p.m. PT Aug. 24.
    • Auto-Battle will automatically continue until you clear all maps or your team is defeated.
    • Team Management for Multi-Map Battles: You’ll be able to create up to 10 reserve teams.
    • New Stage with level 10 foes.
    • Score Bonus: Each day, you'll get triple the points the first two times you head into battle.
    • Stat Boost for Bonus Allies: When you use Bonus Allies in Tempest Trials, they’ll get a 10-point boost to HP and a four-point boost to all of their other stats. They also will earn double experience and SP.
  • Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with activities throughout August – It’s been 25 years since Kirby debuted in the Kirby’s Dream Land game on the Game Boy system. That’s worth celebrating! You can redeem your points and get these celebratory Kirby 25th Anniversary items:

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