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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, September 7, 2017

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2017 @ 3:05 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

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (Ubisoft/Switch/$39.99/eShop/Available on on Sept. 12)

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

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Ubisoft/Switch/$9.99/eShop)

In a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Fortunately, an ancient champion with an elegant weapon has been summoned to please the Gods and restore balance to the universe.

Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut, and traverse lands straight out of Germanic myths. Survive with style and expand your powers to fight for the glory and amusement of the almighty Gods.

AIM. SHOOT. KILL. DIE. THE LICHTGODS DEMAND IT. This is LICHTSPEER.

Features:

  • A ONE-OF-A-KIND MIX: Experience an über fantastisch mix of arcade action and lightspear-throwing simulation.
  • THUNDEROUS TEAMWORK: Fight for the glory, hand-in-hand with your four-legged friend in a Nintendo Switch™ exclusive co-op mode.
  • WUNDER BOSS BATTLES: Battle a diverse legion of gargantuan wunder bosses – exploit their weaknesses and smash them into pieces!
  • AN ANCIENT GERMANIC FUTURE IS HERE: Discover the lands of an ancient Germanic future and fight a horde of Biedermeier beasts from another dimension – Wurst Zombies, Evil Spacedwarfs, Skater Walruses, you name it.
  • SHOW OF YOUR LICHTMAISTER SKILLS: Decapitate your enemies with headshots, execute special attacks, and generate zuper massive combos to improve your score and impress your friends!
  • BOMBASTISCH SOUNDTRACK: Rave to a bombastisch space soundtrack by Marcin Sonnenberg, from electro space marches to the vibrating sounds of tecnocumbia.
  • RAGE QUIT AND NEW GAME+ MODES: Want more? Rise to the challenge and see if you've got what it takes to beat the cruel, nerve‑racking Rage Quit and New Game+ modes.

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Double Dragon 4 (Arc System Works/Switch/$6.99/eShop)

The next entry in the side-scrolling action game series Double Dragon is finally here! The story picks up after the elimination of the Black Warriors in Double Dragon II!

Experience all-new exhilarating action with the original old-school graphics! Use the art of Sou-Setsu-Ken to rescue the kidnapped Marian!

Plus, new enemy characters including ninjas, karate masters, and sumo wrestlers, none of which have been seen in Double Dragon before!

There are lots of extra modes, too! Cool new features fans have been waiting for! Playable enemy characters, VS Mode, Tower Mode, and even more!

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild/Switch/$9.99/eShop)

The Bridge is a logic puzzle game that forces you to reevaluate your preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave you with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.

Key Features:

  • 48 thought-provoking puzzles, each unique from the rest, all requiring an innovative solution.
  • Gravity manipulations, gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions, and many more mind-bending concepts in a world where the laws of physics are not what they seem.
  • M. C. Escher-esque worlds with impossible architecture set in the style of beautifully hand-drawn black-and-white lithographic art.
  • An alternate version of the game unlocked after the main storyline has been completed, including challenging alternate versions of each of the 24 main puzzles, along with an alternate ending.
  • A time-backtracking system to alleviate any fears of making a mistake.

No. of Players 1 player

Blue's Journey (HAMSTER, Co./Switch/$7.99/eShop)

Blue's Journey is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1991.

In order to save the planet Raguy from the invasion of the Daruma tribe, the hero Blue must fight using leaves, boomerangs, and a variety of other weapons along with his special ability to change his body size.

The branching stages allow you to enjoy the game again and again.

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

NeuroVoider (Plug In Digital/Switch/$13.99/eShop)

NeuroVoide (may contain explosions) is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack'n'slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath.

Features 

  • Action packed top-down shooting. May include explosions. 
  • Local multiplayer up to 4 players. Total coop rampage. 
  • Procedurally generated content and hazards. Hope you don't mind a few game overs. 
  • 8736 unique enemies to blow up. Yes, we counted. 
  • Tons of loot to customize your character with. Explode your foes with that "double twin-plasma shotgun of father doom" you've just dropped. 
  • Gigantic bosses to challenge your bullet dodging skills.
  • Powerful dark synth music by Dan Terminus. May your ears survive the beat.

No. of Players up to 4 players

Physical Contact: 2048 (Collavier Corporation/Switch/$4.99/eShop)

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.

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/3DSXL/eShop

Monster Hunter Stories (Nintendo/3DS/$39.99/eShop/Available on on Sept. 8)

When a monster strikes, the fearful hide, but the brave? They ride. Venture into monster nests to collect eggs and hatch a wide array of species with uniquely powerful skills. Form teams, battle alongside them, crush opponents with combo attacks, and ride into the sunset a champion. Need more muscle? Then mix and match genes to create monsters with more abilities!

When a monster infected by the Black Blight attacks your remote village of riders, tragedy will thrust you into an exciting yet dangerous world, where you must bond with monsters on your adventure. As the story snakes along, you'll encounter a wealth of side quests and hours of challenging turn-based battles where you must coordinate monster skills, rider skills and enemy attack patterns. The instinctive rock-paper-scissors combat system is a series first, a breath of fresh air for veterans and newcomers alike. It's the perfect entry point into the popular Monster Hunter universe and a game unlike anything else in the series! You can even battle other players online, locally, or via the StreetPass feature!

  • A vast world filled with uniquely skilled monsters to hatch, ride, and fight beside
  • Form a team of monsters and execute powerful combo attacks
  • Every monster's genes contain a unique set of skills and attributes. Channel genes from one to another to customize your own monster!
  • Varied side quests and challenging battles bolster hours of gameplay
  • The first ever turn-based battles in Monster Hunter series history!

A demo version of the game is available for download now in Nintendo eShop.

No. of Players To be determined

Crystareino (KEMCO/3DS/$9.99/eShop)

As always, the protagonist is training hard with his teacher Eppol, in order to become a respectable hero. After a training session, a mysterious light appears in front of them, engulfing the two. Summoned to another world, the two are bewildered by the situation and begin a journey to find a way to get back to their home world.

Create the ultimate character by mastering up to 20 classes! Fill up the gauge in turn-based battles to unleash the ability only a Hero has; the Brave Burst.

As you travel, you will come across more than 20 characters scattered around the world. You can even befriend characters who are not relevant to the story! If you want to be a true hero in a fantasy RPG, don't forget to help the townspeople by accepting the various subquests!

No. of Players 1 player

Virtual Console

China Warrior (Konami/Wii U/$5.99/eShop)

It's up to the kung-fu master Wang to defeat the Dark Emperor, who stands at the top of the kung-fu world in China. Punch, kick, and jump kick your way through all the enemies in the path between you and the three bosses of each stage. Skillfully fight your way through all 4 stages. Be sure not to miss recovery items while dodging enemy attacks! One-on-one fights against the game's realistic bosses will get you so excited that you'll feel like you're in the middle of a kung-fu movie!

No. of Players 1 player

Detana Twin Bee (Konami/Wii U/$5.99/eShop)

Here come Twinbee and Winbee on a mission to save the planet from evil alien invaders! Standing in their way are six stages full of goofy enemies! Play as Twinbee in one-player mode, or team up with Winbee in two-player-cooperative mode. With powerful attacks like Big Shot, or Twin Attack and Burst Attack in two-player mode, there's plenty of sting in their arsenal! Use your Shot to transform Bells that appear in stages into items with various effects. Stock up on these bad boys to expand your attack range and really have a blast!

No. of Players 2 players

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