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Nintendo Download - December 7-13, 2017
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December 07, 2017, 16:18:45
 
December 7, 2017 – WWE2K18, The End Is Nigh, Floor Kids, and more make their way to the eShop this week! Check out all of this week's updates today at noon eastern on your favorite eShop.

Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

Floor Kids
– Floor Kids is a unique breakdance game featuring dance battles, freestyle gameplay and funky beats. Discover original hand-drawn animation by JonJon, a fresh soundtrack by Kid Koala and innovative controls that allow you the freedom to play the way you like. Lead your crew of B-boys and B-girls through the city, unlock new characters and locations, battle against your friends, and discover new combos as you rock to the beat and find your style.

The End Is Nigh – The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer in which the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have survived the “end of the world.” Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures, and help aid his final epic quest … to simply make a friend. The End Is Nigh will be available Dec. 12.

WWE 2K18 – The most realistic WWE video game experience just became more intense with the addition of eight-man matches, a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations and a massive backstage area. A new rendering engine also gives WWE 2K18 a visual overhaul and will bring the drama of WWE to life like never before.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals – Last Chance
– Treat yourself this holiday season with big savings on select digital games. Act fast, though, as the sale only runs until Dec. 11 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

My Nintendo Activities:

Happy Holidays, Animal Crossing Fans!
– Did you already download the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game on your smart device? You can build your own dream campsite and invite adorable animal friends to hang out! You can also visit your friends’ campsites, craft your own furniture and lots more fun things. Now is the perfect time to join in the fun, as a limited-time holiday event just started. Unlock seasonal outfits and collect in-game candy canes to craft cute holiday-themed items. To help everyone get into the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a Santa hat for your campsite manager. Be sure to check your in-game mailbox! By the way, did you know that linking your Nintendo Account to the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game can help save your in-game progress? Sign up today and keep your camp data!

My Nintendo is also offering some adorable Animal Crossing Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu themes this month. You can redeem your My Nintendo points and get these:

Animal Crossing – Winter Frolics theme – Available Dec. 8

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Jingle’s Toy Day theme – Available Dec. 8

Animal Crossing: Isabelle theme


Want to catch up on other Animal Crossing games? You can redeem your My Nintendo points and get the following discounts to help you get started:

20 percent discount on Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Available Dec. 8

40 percent discount on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Available Dec. 8


You can also redeem your Gold Points to get online access to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Prima Official Game Guide.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

Pokémon: Winter Hide-and-Seek

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO TOP HUNTER RODDY& CATHY
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

ACORN Tactics (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Dimension Drive (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Embers of Mirrim (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

GUNBIRD for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Human: Fall Flat (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

LOST SPHEAR – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Party Planet (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Dec. 12

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Plague Road (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Plantera Deluxe (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Red Game Without a Great Name (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Riptide GP: Renegade (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Slain: Back From Hell (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Tennis in the Face (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Dec. 8

Teslagrad (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

The Sexy Brutale (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

TouchBattleTankSP (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Vostok Inc. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Yōdanji (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Robonauts – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

80’S OVERDRIVE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Christmas Night Archery (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Travel of Steam (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

RTO (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

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Posted: 12/07/17, 16:18:45    
 
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That's a lot of Switch games this week. Wow.

If I put my game on the Switch it is going to get buried...


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 16:34:20
I've got a disgraceful backlog, but I'm getting The Sexy Brutale anyway!

Might also get The End is Nigh. I like Binding of Isaac quite a bit, but I'm a tad iffy on McMillen in general. Not sure what to make of that guy.


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 17:36:53
Floor Kids still looks fun/cute. I'd consider grabbing it, though I'm still not sure how it actually plays.

@Zero It feels like some weeks there's almost nothing, but yeah most weeks have a healthy release slate. And then we have smorgasbords like this week...

@r_hjort He's hit or miss for me as well, though Binding of Isaac was actually one of my misses. The End Is Nigh is very much in the Super Meat Boy vein, so whatever your thoughts on Meat Boy are likely to be the same for this newest game. I still think Time Fcuk is his best.


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 18:06:49
@nate38
I never actually played a lot of Meat Boy, so I don't have much of an opinion on it, but I associate it with the movement of games being hard for the sake of being hard, which may or may not be very fair of me. I'm also iffy on him as a person, what with his stances or lack thereof on this and that, and the way old collaborators start avoiding him.


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 18:13:38
I was keeping an eye out for The Sexy Brutale on Switch, and I'm disappointed to learn it's a poor port of a great game.

I'll wait and see if they patch it. Got too much on my plate at the moment anyway.


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 20:38:15
@Guillaume
Well shit. Guess I shouldn't have pulled the trigger as quickly as I did. Here's hoping they can and will patch it. With Xenoblade and Skyrim and Doom and whatever I'm not in a hurry to start playing anyway. I'm starting to think Tequilaworks don't know what they're doing when it comes to Switch.


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 20:50:30
Xander in his review says he still enjoys it, so there's hope. We've also seen quite a few shaky Switch ports that saw substantial performance improvements through patches.


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 20:53:47
@Guillaume
Sure, there are games like Overcooked and Bomberman R that have gotten fixed, and I'm not doubting the hardware in this case. What happened to Rime? Did they ever patch that beyond the day one update?

EDIT: Overcooked, not Overcoked. I think the latter goes by Gary Busey Simulator these days.


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 21:08:06  - Edited by 
 on: 12/07/17, 21:09:08
r_hjort said:
I associate it with the movement of games being hard for the sake of being hard

Nervous about this with The End is Nigh as well. I enjoyed Super Meat Boy a lot, but I don't know that I need another masochistic platformer just for the sake of it. He and the game's coder have talked on Twitter about how they tried to make it so that the game is only as hard as you want it to be, so I'm kinda optimistic, but I'm still betting that at the end of the day it's just another platformer.


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 21:25:15
Gunbird, eh?
I will for sure download the demo for Lost Sphear.

I also want to check out the Red Game Without a Great Name. Ironically because I think that title sounds great! LOL


Posted by 
 on: 12/07/17, 23:29:58
@Zero

Yeah, it will be buried, but we have to make games for the people who will play them, not the overwhelming number who won't (far more no matter how popular a game is than those who will). If your game makes a dozen people happy, it's serving a purpose. We way missed the chance to get in on a ground-floor of sorts and make big money or whatever on this stuff. At this point it has to be about the joy, otherwise we should start looking for industries that are still at ground-floor. It's like writing. Writing is amazing, but gosh, you will be crushed if you think you're going to be the next Stephen King. Writing is still worth it.


Posted by 
 on: 12/08/17, 00:09:47
Secret_Tunnel said:
r_hjort said:
I associate it with the movement of games being hard for the sake of being hard

Nervous about this with The End is Nigh as well. I enjoyed Super Meat Boy a lot, but I don't know that I need another masochistic platformer just for the sake of it. He and the game's coder have talked on Twitter about how they tried to make it so that the game is only as hard as you want it to be, so I'm kinda optimistic, but I'm still betting that at the end of the day it's just another platformer.
Yeah, I hate to talk people off games, but if you've already played Super Meat Boy and don't have a hunger for more of that precise, die-and-retry platforming, I don't think this is a must-play or anything. I enjoyed Super Meat Boy enough to 100% it and had similar misgivings going into The End is Nigh. I enjoyed the 7 hours I put into beating all the worlds and getting most of the collectables, but the experience was similar enough to Super Meat Boy that I wouldn't have minded not having it. And I've definitely had my fill of this kind of game after The End is Nigh.

As for its difficulty, I don't get how it's "only as hard as you want it to be" any more than Super Meat Boy was. Whether your goal is to just get an ending, or finish all the worlds, or get all the collectables, I think it's pretty much the same level of masochism that Super Meat Boy was. And the extra content is much harder, IMO.


Posted by 
 on: 12/08/17, 00:59:58
@nate38
Hmm, I guess I'll wait and see then. Not that I mind hard games, but I have to be in a particular mood to sit down and master them, and I'm not exactly in a rush to get more games right now anyway.

Another thing that I find kind of unfortunate about McMillen is that he seems to have one single art style in everything he does. I don't mind it as such (again, I dig Binding of Isaac) but I feel as if he could accomplish greater things with some more variety and other approaches to the visuals.


Posted by 
 on: 12/08/17, 11:46:42
Another overwhelming week!

Gunbird, Slain, Dimension Drive, Human Fall Flat, and Floor Kids could be cool.


Posted by 
 on: 12/08/17, 15:20:43
The End is Nigh is one of the best games this year which is saying something given the games we got this year. It has a great difficulty curve if you are just playing through it and ignoring secrets, and the controls are some of the tightest in a platformer. Music and looks are amazing. Definitely one to pay attention to. Better than Super Meat Boy as well, far better.


Posted by 
 on: 12/15/17, 09:29:13
@Pokefreak911

Intriguing.....


Posted by 
 on: 12/15/17, 13:05:20
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