What’s happening on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week? From Little Kitty, Big City to a manic Pac-Man outing, there’s a lot to tempt you. Let’s explore!

First up is the feline adventures of Little Kitty, Big City. This third-person adventure find you playing the role of a lost cat who must make its way back to its lofty home. Along the way are animals to talk to, missions to complete, and collectibles to, well, collect.

Next comes the atmospheric platforming of Animal Well, a treasure hunt through a dark world full of cirtters – but are they friend or foe?

Meanwhile, Pac-Man is back! In online form! The full, lengthy title is Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs, which might be a mouthful to say, but gives some idea of what to expect. It’s all about eating those pesky ghosts – and competiing Pac-People – to become the supreme leader of the (Pac) world. Or something like that. It sounds fast and furious, and we’ll certainly let you know our thoughts when we finish reviewing the game.

As if that weren’t enough, this weekend serves as the perfect time to sink your teeth into a free experience. This time, the game trial is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. While it might be a little late for Star Wars day, it’s certainly worth checking out.

There’s a long list of new titles to inspire you, so check out the list below and let us know which games you’re playing this weekend.

Nintendo Switch

  • Little Kitty, Big City – A peaceful catnap turns into a whimsical journey as you take the role of a curious kitten on an adorable adventure to find your way back home. There’s plenty to do along the way: explore the vibrant city, complete quests, lend a helping paw to other animals in hairy situations and make friends with chatty strays. You can also wear over 40 delightful hats while causing a total ruckus in a bite-sized open-world playground filled with surprises. Little Kitty, Big City releases today on the Nintendo Switch system.
  • ANIMAL WELL – In this atmospheric pixelated world, you’ll search for treasures as you gradually uncover a dense environment. Many interesting creatures live here, but some might be hostile, so stay alert. Any items you’ve picked up can be used in several ways, like making a quick getaway or even having friendly creatures help you out in a pinch. There’s a lot to uncover, so get crafty with your items and see what you find. Where you go is entirely up to you. Summon your courage and curiosity for ANIMAL WELL, launching today!
  • PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs – PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs is an online-only* PAC-MAN eating competition! Eat your way through multiple interconnected mazes using Power Pellets and a variety of Power Items to chomp the GHOSTS and opponent PAC-MAN players. Be the last PAC standing at the end of each match in this 64-player Battle Royale to become the Chomp Champ! PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champ is available now.


  • Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns – Operation Guns sees the smash hit roguelike Vampire Survivors join forces with KONAMI’s iconic Contra series! This DLC adds tons of weapons (we’re talking 22, including evolutions!), 11 new characters, multiple mayhem-filled biomes inspired by classic Contra levels and a soundtrack with new and remixed tracks. The Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns DLC is available later today.

Game trials

  • STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic – Determine the fate of the entire galaxy in a STAR WARS RPG set four thousand years before the Galactic Empire. Harness the Force and wield your own lightsaber as you battle the ruthless Sith. Choose your party from a motley crew and travel to eight iconic worlds like Tatooine and Kashyyyk. Will you save the Republic or embrace the power of the dark side? Hurry – the free Game Trial period will last until May 9 at 11:59 p.m. PT! Nintendo Switch Online members* can earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points by participating. If you decide to purchase the game during or after this offer, you’ll keep all save data, so you won’t have to worry about losing your progress. As an added bonus, you can purchase this digital title for 50% off until May 9 at 11:59 p.m. PT!

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