We hope you’re ready for another round of releases on the Nintendo eShop, because this week comes the highly anticipated Splatoon sequel for the Nintendo Switch. With plenty of other action titles releasing alongside Splatoon 2, there’s bound to be something for everyone this week.
Check out the full list below and let us know if you’ll be picking up Splatoon 2 tomorrow.
Nintendo Switch Retail Download
- Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, $59.99USD) – Get hyped for the sequel to the hit game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in this colorful and chaotic action shooter. For the first time, take the game’s various single- and multiplayer modes on the go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in online matches with the new SplatNet 2 mobile service (Nintendo Account, persistent internet access and compatible mobile device required. Data charges may apply.) SplatNet 2, which allows players to see Splatoon 2 stats and stage schedules, is part of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. With the Nintendo Switch Online app, players can get together with their squid squad and chat during certain online modes. Available on July 21.
- Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (XSEED, $59.99USD) – The first action game based on the popular Fate series, Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star allows players to play as 16 unique Servants to perform various signature moves. Players also have a new form change ability that allows them to become even more powerful. Engage in intense battles on the ground or in midair to annihilate the enemy forces. Available July 25.
Nintendo Switch eShop
- Boost Beast (Arzest, $9.99USD) – This developer has a history with spin-offs like Yoshi and Pikmin, with this latest outing hailing from smart devices. It’s a colorful match-3 game, with its own ideas and flair added.
- Samurai Shodown (HAMSTER, $7.99USD) – This is the Neo Geo ACA iteration of the titular 1993 game, set in 18th century Japan. The Samurai Shodown series was pivotal in the early development of the fighting genre, with weapon-centric gameplay.
- Mononoke Forest (GAMEDO) – This lighthearted sim game sees you raising forest spirits in order to build and improve your village. It’s a neat concept, with some flaws, as we discovered in our Mononoke Forest review.
Wii U eShop
- Eba & Egg: A Hatch Trip (Giga Drill Games, $7.79USD) – here you control two characters at once while working through 25 levels.
- GALAXY BLASTER (RCMADIAX, $1.49 / CAD$1.99) – blast away at oncoming alien hordes from the bottom of the screen, while avoiding misses or allowing any aliens to reach your base.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
You can check out this week’s deals for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U at Nintendo.com