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Nintendo Downloads - October 19, 2017

by Donald Theriault - October 19, 2017, 6:10 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

"I hate to go inside baseball, but cork, yarn and rubber." - Brandon McCarthy

Before we begin, I need to vent a spleen.

Sunday's episode of Radio Free Nintendo discussed the old Nintendo download press releases, back in the days when they were written with a sense of humour and actually attempted to describe each game. Now, the PR we get just before this article goes live will list one big game every week, and shove the rest into the "Also releasing" section. I'm writing this part on Wednesday night and I can already tell you that the focus is going to be Fire Emblem Warriors, with the other thing getting any attention being Just Dance 2018. We don't even get a list of the sales anymore, which means way too much time is spent updating a Google sheet. I wonder how 3rd parties feel, especially on weeks like this, where they know they have no chance of getting any attention in the release because of the 900 lb gorilla standing in the way. Honestly, the "Also releasing" part served its purpose when they stuck an alleged retail Wii U game there the week of SteamWorld Heist's release in 2015.

Nintendo of Europe might have started sending the PR email out on Thursday after their eShop updates, but at least they TRY. That's more than I can say for NoA, but it's probably pretty low on the list of reasons I'm slightly miffed at NoA right now. And if I say any more, I don't know when this gets written next week. So let's move on to business.

The big release(s) this week (is/are) the dual release of Fire Emblem Warriors. I, for one, welcome our *spoiler deleted* overlords and look forward to slaughtering mooks in their millions this weekend. Other big releases include the fourth Jackbox Party Pack, which should probably be the headliner because touranments are awesome. There's also classic detective adventure Syberia, Square Enix's return to the Switch with Spelunky Party (not to be confused with the Derek Yu roguelike platformer that's a favourite of those with Idle Thumbs), or you've gone for other modern takes on classic adventures in Etrian Odyssey V on 3DS and Elliot Quest on Switch. Robo Army represents the Archives from Hamster. If there's more than one game in the new "on sale" section of the Switch eShop... (Review corner: Zach on Etrian, Neal on the Jackbox.)

Europe's lineup is predominantly the same, though their release of the LEGO Ninjago Movie game was apparently delayed to coincide with the digital release. Japan has a few familiar titles this week.

North America

Switch Retail

Fire Emblem Warriors (US$59.99/C$79.99: Friday)

Syberia ($29.99/$40.89: Friday)

3DS Retail

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth ($39.99/$54.99: Tuesday)

Fire Emblem Warriors ($39.99/$49.99: New 3DS only, preload available, unlocks midnight ET)

Switch eShop

Spelunker Party ($29.99/$39.99)

Rogue Trooper Redux ($24.99/$32.99: Tuesday)

Jackbox Party Pack 4 ($24.99/$33.99)

Party Golf ($15/$19.35)

Jydge ($14.99/$17.99)

The Count Lucanor ($13.49/$16.19)

Revenant Saga ($12.99/$17.99)

Elliot Quest ($9.99/$12.69)

Don't Knock Twice ($9.99/$11.99: Tuesday)

Putty Pals ($9.99/$11.61)

Super Ping Pong Trick Shot ($4.99/$6.49)

New 3DS eShop

Galaxy Blaster Code Red ($1.49/$1.99)

Switch Archives

Robo Army ($7.99/$9.87)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Gunman Clive and Darksiders games are on sale

Full spreadsheet

Europe

Switch Retail Friday

Fire Emblem Warriors (€59.99/£49.99)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (€59.99/£49.99)

Syberia (€29.99/£26.99)

3DS Retail

Fire Emblem Warriors (€39.99/£34.99: New 3DS only, Friday)

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (€39.99/£34.99, Tuesday)

Switch eShop

Spelunker Party (€29.99/£24.99)

Rogue Trooper Redux (€24.99/£19.99)

Jackbox Party Pack 4 (€21.99/£19.99)

Party Golf (€14.99/£13.49)

Jydge (€14.99/£12.99)

The Count Lucanor (€14.99/£11.99)

Revenant Saga (€12.99/£11.69)

Elliot Quest (€9.99/£8.99)

Don't Knock Twice (€12.49/£9.99)

Putty Pals (€8.5/£7.5)

Super Ping Pong Trick Shot (€4.99/£4.49)

Wii U eShop

Swap Blocks (€4.99/£3.99)

Switch Archives

Robo Army (€6.99/£6.29)

Demos and Trials

New Style Boutique 3

Kirby: Battle Royale

Sales and Price Drops

Vaccine (Switch) is 30% off until 2 November.

Gunman Clive titles (1, 2, HD Collection) are 50% off until 2 November.

Stick it to the Man is 40% off until 2 November.

Drop It: Block Paradise is 50% off until 16 November.

Johnny's Payday Panic is 50% off until 2 November.

Nostatic Software titles are 25% off until 26 November.

Big John Games titles are on sale until 16 November.

EnjoyUp titles are on sale until 16 November.

CIRCLE titles are on sale until 2 November.

Elliot Quest (3DS) has been permanently reduced to €9.99/£8.99.

Langrisser: Reincarnation TENSEI and Moco Moco Friends have been reduced to €24.99/£22.49 ea.

Japan - Switch

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (¥5616)

Astro Duel Deluxe (¥1599)

Earth Atlantis (¥1480)

Elliot Quest (¥999)

Revenant Saga (¥999)

Robo Army (¥823)

Talkback

Link LinkOctober 19, 2017

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We don't even get a list of the sales anymore, which means way too much time is spent updating a Google sheet.

Huh. Wowzers.

Well, let me just say that I know these weekly articles don't usually get much for comments or feedback. However, it is probably the most regular feature of Talkback that I look for each week. I don't go on the eShop regularly with either my 3DS or Wii U so it is easy for me to miss sales or what's new and being released. Having this feature and the information all available in a spreadsheet to quickly look over has been way more efficient than loading up the eShop and so I've long ago come to appreciate this handy feature. I didn't realize that so much work went into it with Nintendo not doing much in the way of press releases or news about the week's updates. So, I want to let you know that I appreciate the work done by you and any other staffer on this article and even though the comments each week on it may be few, the effort is valued and you deserve to know that. Thanks for the dedication in keeping this weekly and doing it for as long as you have.

DONKHATANT123 KongOctober 20, 2017

Yeah I also want to give a shout out to the work that goes into the weekly downloads, even if I have a week where my time for playing games is limited, I always make time to check the weekly downloads. It's reliable and gets you all the information you need in one place.

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