The Switch is starting off 2018 with four new games that are arriving on the eShop today. This is quite a small eShop update compared to some of the massive ones we received at the end of 2017, so the Switch is starting the year with more of a whisper than a bang. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a new game to play on your Switch, you might want to check out one of these four titles.
The first game arriving on the Switch eShop today is Rock ‘n Racing Grand Prix. This $7.99 game promises “realistic driving physics” with some degree of car customization, but more or less seems to be a fairly straightforward indie racing title. The isometric perspective gives Rock n’ Racing Grand Prix an RC Pro AM feel, which is definitely a plus in my book.
Switch owners can also look forward to Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, which is also $7.99. This is a picture crossword game that boasts over 300 puzzles, and when taken with Picross S, it seems that the Switch is turning into an attractive platform for the Picross enthusiast. Now we just need a Nintendo-themed Picross game and we’re all set.
We also have Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Deluxe, which is somewhat more expensive than the rest at $15.99 and supports up to six players in local co-op, allowing you to host 3v3 (or even 5v1) dodgeball matches. Rounding the list of new Switch games today is ACA NEOGEO King of Monsters for $7.99, a port of the 1991 SNK title that has you battling as Godzilla-sized monsters throughout Japan.
If, on the other hand, you’re playing on 3DS, there isn’t a whole lot for you this week, but what’s new is indeed big. Nintendo has launched a demo version of Kirby Battle Royale on the 3DS, giving you the chance to try out the game before it launches later this month. While not a mainline Kirby title, it’s hard to resist that little puffball, so don’t be surprised to see Kirby Battle Royale get some love from fans when it launches on January 19.