Tag Archives: eShop

“Postal Redux” Coming to Switch in October

Running With Scissors recently announced that their gloriously violent classic Postal series is coming to the Nintendo Switch in the form of Postal Redux. Postal Redux is an HD remaster of the original twin-stick shooter. You can watch the Switch reveal trailer below, which is followed by the official breakdown of the game from the Nintendo eShop. POSTAL Redux is

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Retro Review: “3D Thunder Blade” (Nintendo 3DS – Attack Helicopter Week Special)

There’s quite a selection of SEGA’s 3D Classics line on the Nintendo 3DS: After Burner, Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone II; many of them are considered to be highly-regarded classics, but Thunder Blade isn’t usually part of the conversation when SEGA fans reminisce about the company’s glorious arcade past. Why is that? I contend that one reason is that Thunder Blade

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Impressions: “Preventative Strike” (Nintendo Switch – Attack Helicopter Week Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Attack Helicopter Week. I wish we were meeting again under better circumstances… When I don’t or can’t fully complete a game, I try not to call my critical write-ups “reviews”, and instead opt for the term “impressions”. I did not finish Preventative Strike, and I’m not sorry. Developed by TocanaDev, Preventative Strike is an old-school,

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NIS America Launches Summer 2020 Sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop

Game publisher NIS America has launched the “Summer 2020 Sale” on the Nintendo Switch eShop, featuring steep discounts on several of their titles. Here’s the full list of games included: Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers $23.99 Disgaea 1 Complete $24.99 Disgaea 5 Complete $19.99 GOD WARS The Complete Legend $14.99 Happy Birthdays $19.99 Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk $24.99 Lapis

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Impressions: “Gunpowder on the Teeth Arcade” (Switch, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re picking apart Gunpowder on the Teeth Arcade for the Nintendo Switch. While I would have preferred to do a full review, I’m limiting my thoughts to “impressions” as I didn’t finish the entire game… read on to see why. Do you love the smell of gunpowder in the morning? Gunpowder

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“Baroque: Original Edition” coming to Switch in 2020

On Thursday, game developer Sting Entertainment announced that they will be bringing Baroque to the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop in the form of Baroque: Original Edition. Baroque was originally released for the SEGA Saturn in 1998 and ported to PlayStation in 1999. A remake was later released for the PS2 (2007) and Nintendo Wii (2008) that included the option to

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“Monochrome World” coming 7 May to Switch, Steam PC; 20% discount with preorder (Monochrome May Special)

We love how everyone is getting in the Monochrome May spirit! Game publisher CFK has announced that their new action puzzler Monochrome World will release on Thursday, 7 May for both Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. If you pre-purchase the game via Steam or the Switch eShop, you can receive a 20% discount to celebrate the game’s launch (and to

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“Megadimension Neptunia­ VII” coming to the Japanese Switch eShop 19 March

Earlier this week, Compile Heart announced that Megadimension Neptunia­ VII for Nintendo Switch will release on the Japanese eShop on 19 March. So far, there has been no confirmation of an English language release on Switch. Originally developed by Idea Factory for the PC and PS4, Megadimension Neptunia­ VII is the latest installment of the long-running JRPG series featuring characters

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“Bleed Complete Bundle” now available on Nintendo Switch at a steep discount

Publisher Digerati has released Bleed Complete Bundle on Nintendo Switch at a special launch price of $4.19 (85% off). The bundle includes both Bleed and Bleed 2, which are action-platformers with a focus on “stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay.” You can check out the launch trailer below, followed by the official announcement from Digerati: All the air-dashing, bullet-dodging,

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Time to bust out! Puzzle adventure “Prison Princess” coming to Switch on 30 January

Earlier this week, Qureate launched an official trailer for Prison Princess, a point-and-click-esque “princess escape adventure” game scheduled to bust out onto the Nintendo Switch eShop worldwide on 30 January. You can watch the delightfully risqué trailer below, which is followed by a breakdown of the game taken from the official Prison Princess website: Story The continent of Maygard. The

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“SEGA Ages Fantasy Zone” for Nintendo Switch launches 28 November in Japan

Earlier this week, SEGA announced that SEGA Ages: Fantasy Zone for Nintendo Switch will launch on the Japanese eShop on 28 November (that’s tomorrow) for ¥999 (roughly $9.15, or $1.42 in Bison Dollars). Originally released in arcades in 1985, Fantasy Zone is a side-scrolling shooter in which you can pilot your ship in all four directions at will (similar to

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“Shinobi” joins the SEGA Ages line on Nintendo Switch; launch trailer released

SEGA has released their arcade classic Shinobi as part of their SEGA Ages line on the Nintendo Switch, which you can pick up on the Japanese eShop for ¥999 (that’s about $9). SEGA has also released a launch trailer for SEGA Ages Shinobi which highlights some of the game’s extra features. These include an “Ages Mode” which allows you to play

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Mobile dungeon explorer “Labyrinth of the Witch” goes legit- coming to Nintendo Switch in November

Orange Cube has announced that their dungeon exploration RPG Labyrinth of the Witch is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 14 November via the Japanese eShop (where it’s titled Majo no Meikyuu). The game is priced at ¥1,480 (that’s about $13.60), requires 189 MB to install, and features both English and Chinese language support if you’re not a Japanese speaker.

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Arc System Works to bring “Mononoke Slashdown” to Nintendo Switch in November

On Thursday, Arc System Works announced at a press conference that they are publishing a Nintendo Switch port of FK Digital’s 2013 action game, Mononoke Slashdown. Originally released on for Sony’s PlayStation Mobile (remember that, kids?), Mononoke Slashdown puts the player in control of a ninja named Kagemaru who investigates the source of roving monstrous hordes which threaten peaceful towns

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Nintendo to remove “Bayonetta 1 & 2” from Wii U eShop on 19 September

Nintendo has confirmed that both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will be removed from the Wii U eShop on 19 September, 2019. If you’ve already purchased the games, you will still be able to re-download them after the 19th, but there will be no new sales after that time. This will not affect the availability of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on the Nintendo

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E3: Gameplay footage for “Grandia HD Collection” on Nintendo Switch, PC

At E3 2019, game publisher GungHo revealed quite a bit of information on their upcoming Grandia HD Collection for the Nintendo Switch and PC. Grandia HD Collection bundles both Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster in one package on the Switch, while the two titles will be available separately on PC, with Grandia II HD already available as

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“SEGA Ages: Wonder Boy in Monster Land” launch trailer released

SEGA has released the launch trailer for SEGA Ages: Wonder Boy in Monster Land. Based on the arcade original (not the SEGA Master System port), Wonder Boy in Monster Land is an action/adventure side-scroller with some RPG elements tossed in for good measure. Here’s the new trailer along with a breakdown of some of the game’s new SEGA Ages features:

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“Gunlord X” for Nintendo Switch arrives 22 May in all its retro-inspired glory

NGDEV recently announced that their “Eurostyle platformer” Gunlord X is coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop on 22 May. Originally released as Gunlord for both the SEGA Dreamcast and Neo Geo in 2012, Gunlord X an enhanced port of the original featuring quite a few tweaks and updates to round out the package. The game looks to take significant inspiration

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“Senran Kagura Peach Ball” coming to Nintendo Switch this summer

XSEED Games has confirmed that Senran Kagura Peach Ball, the pinball spinoff of their staple Senran Kagura series, will be receiving a western release this summer exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. Here’s a rather extensive rundown of the game from XSEED. “So…this is going to take some explaining. Haruka, the mad scientist of Homura’s Crimson Squad, is up to her

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“Super Real Mahjong PV” removed from the Nintendo Switch eShop; will be censored via patch

Japanese publisher MightyCraft announced on Monday that they’ve pulled the Switch version of Super Real Mahjong PV from the Nintendo eShop because it was found to be too explicit. Originally released in 1994 for the SEGA Saturn, Super Real Mahjong PV is a mahjong simulator with stripping mechanics added as a sexy bonus. Despite the game already being censored when compared to the

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“Alex Kidd in Miracle World” now on Switch as part of the SEGA Ages line; debut trailer released

SEGA’s greatest mascot (fight me, Sonic fanboys) is finally making his Nintendo Switch debut with the release of Alex Kidd in Miracle World as part of the SEGA Ages line. Here’s a breakdown of some of the game’s new features as a SEGA Ages title: Ages Mode: Adding Countless New Elements In addition to “Original Mode,” where the original version

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The “Gunman Clive HD Collection” is coming to Switch this January

The Gunman Clive HD Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch on 17 January* for the humble price of $3.99. The HD collection includes both the original Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2, both of which have previously seen releases on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. If you’re a fan of side-scrolling platformers like the Mega Man series and

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Retro-inspired platformer “The Messenger” now available on Switch, PC

The retro-inspired action/platformer The Messenger is now available on the Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam). An unabashed love-letter to the 8-bit era, The Messenger is heavily inspired by fast-paced ninja action classics like Ninja Gaiden. In The Messenger, you play as a ninja master who must traverse the plague world to rescue your clan. Your character unlocks new Ana’s

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