Now that the holidays are over and most of the big sales have concluded, the games industry should be entering a slow phase. Even though the preceding months were packed to the brim with new game releases, there aren’t going to be a ton of launches to kick off 2019. There will be a few notable releases here and there, but nothing really like the final months of 2018.
That much, at least, is obvious in this week’s eShop update for Nintendo consoles. Just like last week, there aren’t a ton of new games releasing on the eShop in the days ahead. There are more launches this week than there were last week, but that isn’t really saying much when we’re used to seeing dozens of new launches weekly on the eShop.
In any case, the two titles Nintendo focuses on in today’s announcement are Fitness Boxing and Catastronauts. The former is a motion-based rhythm game of sorts that’s intended to get you up and moving around, while the latter is a multiplayer game in which you and your friends attempt to keep your spaceship intact as you face down a group of invaders. Have a look at the list below for all of the games hitting the eShop in the coming days:
99Seconds (available January 4)
AVCA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002
Animated Jigsaws: Wild Animals
Fitness Boxing (available January 4)
JCB Pioneer: Mars
Job the Leprechaun
Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Fighter’s History
Mag Age & This Guy (available January 4)
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition – Demo Version
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
Despite the fact that the beginning of the year is typically a slow time for game releases, next week should be a relatively big one for the Nintendo Switch. On January 11, Nintendo will release New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, which is just the latest in a growing pile of Wii U games getting enhanced releases on the Switch. We’ll see what else will be heading to the Switch alongside it a week from today, so stay tuned.