Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update delivers a ton of indie games

Eric Abent - Feb 7, 2019, 2:50 pm CDT
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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update delivers a ton of indie games

Nintendo has detailed another week’s worth of upcoming releases for the eShop, and in an increasingly rare twist, a 3DS game is the headliner this time around. Attention as largely moved away from the 3DS as the Switch grows in popularity, but every once in a while, the little handheld still gets a big release. That’s happening this week with the launch of Yo-Kai Watch 3.

The Yo-Kai Watch series has been going strong since 2013 now, and all of the titles in the series have franchise on the 3DS thus far. This is actually the final entry in the series that will appear on Nintendo 3DS, as the next installment will be on Nintendo Switch. Yo-Kai Watch 4 is scheduled to release in Japan sometime during Q1 2019, and at the moment, we don’t have any details about localization.

The fact that Nintendo is focusing first and foremost on Yo-Kai Watch 3 doesn’t mean there isn’t anything worth talking about on the Switch this week. The Switch games Nintendo promoted with today’s announcement include The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, Away: Journey to the Unexpected, and Observer. Have a look at the full list of releases below.

Nintendo Switch

• 99Moves (available February 8)
• Access Denied(available February 8)
• Ancient Ruse 2
• Arcade Archives MOON CRESTA
• Away: Journey to the Unexpected
• BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Special Edition
• City of Brass (available February 8)
• Defense Grid 2
• Doom & Destiny (available February 8)
• Estiman
• Evoland Legendary Edition
• FREECELL BATTLE KING
• Food Truck Tycoon (available February 8)
• Glass Masquerade (available February 8)
• Gnomes Garden: New Home
• Iron Crypticle (available February 13)
• Magic Scroll Tactics
• Mercury Race
• Minesweeper Genius (available February 12)
• Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 2 (available Feb. 8)
• Observer
• Odallus: The Dark Call (available February 8)
• Oniken: Unstoppable Edition (available February 8)
• Percy’s Predicament Deluxe
• Ping Pong Trick Shot EVOLUTION
• Pocket Academy
• Pumped BMX Pro
• Reverie: Sweet As Edition
• RIOT – Civil Unrest
• Shanky: The Vegan’s Nightmare
• Sky Gamblers – Afterburner
• Solitare Klondike BLACK
• Solstice Chronicles: MIA
• Spoiler Alert
• Stunt Kite Party (available February 8)
• The King’s Bird (available February 12)
• The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince (available February 12)
• The Stillness of the Wind
• TORIDAMA: Brave Challenge

Nintendo 3DS

• Vera Swings
• Yo-Kai Watch 3 (available February 8)

One game worth checking out on Switch that might get lost amid all of these releases is Defense Grid 2. If you’re into tower defense games, Defense Grid is definitely a series to spend some time with, and the Switch seems like the perfect home for it. Are there any games you’re planning on picking up this week? Head down to the comments section and let us know!


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