It's Thursday, so that can only mean lots of new games sprinting their way onto the Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShops. As always, Nintendo Life has scoured the web to find you all the latest digital releases now live on your handheld console of choice, and there's a diverse choice of interaction getaways on offer this time around.
You can fight as blob-like monsters in a cute spin on the classic fantasy trope with Ambition Of The Slimes, explore (and try to survive) the depths of Darkest Dungeon or unleash your best insults in Oh Sir!...The Hollywood Roast and Oh Sir!...The Insult Simulator (the latter even has a discount currently running on it, so jump on that ASAP). Even is getting some love, with some pictorial puzzling in the form of Link-A-Pix Color. Enjoy!
Darkest Dungeon (Red Hook Studios, $24.99) - Recruit, train, and lead a team of unusual heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts and other grisly locales. Prepare to battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark.
ACA Neo Geo Power Spikes II (HAMSTER, $7.99) - This 1994 futuristic sports sim features a tidy Hyper Mode where the world's strongest eight teams compete along with the World Men's and World Women's teams in this sci-fi mashup of brawling and volleyball.
Ambition Of The Slimes (CIRCLE Ent, $5.00) - Take control of some blobby monsters in this isometric, turn-based RPG. Your Slimes are surprisingly versatile and can use magic, multiply themselves and possess other characters for added abilities. Read our review.
Arcade Archives Double Dragon (HAMSTER, $7.99) - Compete against fans from all over the world with your high scores as the three-decade-old classic comes to Nintendo Switch. Punch and kick your way into an arcade-loving world of nostalgia.
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast (Gambitious, $2.99) - Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast is a brand new spin-off to the oddball indie hit, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator. This time around it's up to you to take the egos of tinsel town down a few notches, with all manner of insults and put downs.
Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator (Gambitious, $2.99, but now on sale as $1.99) - With game modes with names such as Loner's Insult Tournament Mode (single-player), Real-Life Friends Mode (local multiplayer) and Imaginary-Friends Mode (online) you know this comedy roast sim is going to to make you chortle.
Qbik (Forever Entertainment, $4.99) - Enter the world of Qbik and explore a pixel-art puzzle game full of brainteasers, puzzles and riddles – traverse all 63 levels or make your own with a handy and versatile Level Editor.
World To The West (Rain Games, $19.99) - Follow Lumina, Teri, Knaus and Clonington on a rip-roaring adventure full of twists and turns. This adventure of fantastical science lets you play as four different and unique characters. the story is that of their tales, and the grand mystery of this lost land that shrouds an ancient danger. Read our review.
Lost Sphear (Tokyo RPG Factory, $49.99) To stop the world from disappearing forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world, mustering different Memory and crafting the world around them in this top-down RPG. It hits the Switch eShop on 23rd January.
Baseball Riot (10tons, $4.99) - Baseball Riot is a fun physics based puzzle game packed with slapstick comedy and mayhem! Take control of retired star batter Gabe Carpaccio as he goes on a crusade to free his former team from the grasp of Explodz Inc. Available 19th January.
Nuclien (Springloaded, $2.99) – Count as fast as you can in this mind splitting game that forces you to locate numbers as fast as possible, and flip your perspective backwards and forwards at an almost impossible rate! Available 19th January. Check out our Nuclien review.
Vesta (FinalBoss Games, $14.99) – Join Vesta as she explores various environments over 36 levels full of obstacles and enemy robots. Available 19th January.
ChromaGun (Pixel Maniacs, $19.99) – You're here to test our newest, state-of-the-art military-grade color-technology: The ChromaGun (patent pending)! Use it to try and solve our meticulously designed test chambers.Available 22nd January.
Shu (CoatSink Software, $9.99) – When the great and terrible Storm destroys Shu's village, he embarks on a desperate journey to survive. On his travels he'll encounter stranded villagers; survivors of the devastation that need his help. Available 23rd January. Check out our Shu review.
Link-a-Pix Color (Lightwood Games ,$7.99) - Link-a-Pix is a clue-linking puzzle where every grid has a picture hidden inside. The aim is to reveal the picture by painting paths to link the clues. Puzzles range in difficulty and size from small introductory pictures to huge scrollable grids with highly detailed pictures.
Raining Coins (Crazysoft Limited, $3.99) - The skies have opened up but it’s not raining cats and dogs! It’s raining gold coins! Help poor Eve catch the gold coins and buy the toys she loves. Free super addictive family game fun for kids, teenagers and grownups.
Kirby Battle Royale – Kirby is entering a tournament against his toughest rival yet … himself! One to four players can fight in local or online battles. Pick from more than ten abilities and ten battle types to compete in countless matchups. A free demo version of the game is available now for download in Nintendo eShop. The full game launches on 19th January. Read our review.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass DLC (content will be live from 9:00 p.m. PT)
Expansion Pass: New Quests Pack 1
- Passion of the Artisan (Quest available in Chapter 2)
- M.I.A. Nopon (Quest available in Chapter 3)
- Industrial Sort of Tour (Quest available in Chapter 5)
- Midnight Feasting (Quest available in Chapter 7)
- The Lone Watchman (Quest available in Chapter 10)
- Expansion Pass: Helpful Items Pack 3
- Driver Essentials Set 2: Rare Core Crystal x10, Legendary Core Crystal x1, Overdrive Protocol x1
- Tora’s Favorite Thing: Juicy Samod x3
- Poppi α’s Favorite Thing: Fizz Juice x3
- Charming Driver Gear: Auto-Balancer x1
- Implosion – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- League of Evil – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
As always Nintendo of America wants you to browse the eShop and check out the official sales and deals website for discount details.
So there's your lot for today on the Switch and 3DS eShops. Which games are going to be making their way onto your machines? Get voting in the comments section...