The Nintendo Switch eShop has been updated ahead of the weekend with a long list of titles to check out. This week’s highlights include the epic Unicorn Overlord. We’ve already provided our initial impressions of Unicorn Overlord, with our full review soon to follow, but this is one JRPG you won’t want to miss. With tactical battle using an army of over 60 characters, the vibrant world has already taken our breath away.

Meanwhile, Contra is back! No, not in pog form, Milhouse. The 2D gun-toting action of the classic ’80s platformer is back in a reimagined new title. Does it live up to its predecessors? That’s for you to decide, though a free demo will hopefully help. Contra: Operation Galuga is available from March 12.

Did you know that this weekend is Mario day? That’s right, March 10 – or MAR10 if you like – is the annual celebration of all things Mario. Nintendo is celebrating with some nice discounts on Mario-themed games, along with some special rewards and activities. Check out what’s happening on the eShop or Nintendo’s website.

Meanwhile, there’s a very long list of new games to consider adding to your collection. Which will make the cut this week? Check out the list below and let us know what you’ll be playing this weekend! Keep up with what we’re playing on the Pure Nintendo Podcast as well.

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  • Unicorn Overlord – Regain your throne alongside trustworthy allies in this tactical fantasy RPG from Vanillaware. Cultivate an army of over 60 characters – including humans, elves, massive beasts and heavenly angels – and traverse a vibrant world in the iconic Vanillaware style as you perform heroic deeds throughout the five nations. Unicorn Overlord launches on March 8. Try the free demo available now in Nintendo eShop and carry over your progress to the full game when you purchase.
  • Contra: Operation Galuga – Blast through a reimagining of the classic action game from the ’80s with modern graphics, new features and explosive co-op combat! Experience the intense action yourself with the free demo, available now in Nintendo eShop. Contra: Operation Galuga launches on March 12.
  • Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley – Restore harmony to Moominvalley in this story-rich musical adventure that captures the essence of the Moomin stories! A series of hideous parks have cropped up, disrupting the landscape and its harmonious nature. As Snufkin, you will pull out signs and knock over misplaced statues as you vigorously try to restore nature and the inhabitants’ home while putting an end to the industrious Park Keeper’s plans. Experience a symphony with every footfall and wander Moominvalley with your heart open in Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley – available today.


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