Switch eShop update is all about Pokemon and stick figures

Nintendo is back this week with another batch of games its sending live on the eShop for Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. This week's round up includes a Pokemon game that was first revealed only a couple of days ago, along with a quirky indie title that has found a lot of success on Steam. There's also a demo for Mario Tennis Aces going live for the weekend, so get ready to spend some time with that as well.

That Pokemon game is, of course, Pokemon Quest, a free-to-start title that boils down the progression of mainline Pokemon games into a something that plays a lot like a mobile game. Pokemon veterans may not find a lot to love in Pokemon Quest, but it might be worth a try for those who played Pokemon ages ago but haven't touched the series in a long time. This game has been available since yesterday, so Nintendo got this week's releases moving a little bit early.

Also new to the Switch this week is West of Loathing, a fascinating little indie game that has won itself a lot of fans on PC. West of Loathing might not seem like anything much at first glance, but many who have tried the game were hooked by its western setting and funny writing. Have a look at all the games hitting the eShop over the next week:

Nintendo Switch



Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood


Happy Birthdays (availanle June 5)


Johnny Turbo's Arcade Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja

Just Shapes & Beats

Kid Tripp – Demo Version

Lost Sea

Neonwall – Demo Version (available June 1)

Pirate Pop Plus

Pokemon Quest

Quad Fighter K

Shape of the World (available June 6)

Shift Quantum


Smoke and Sacrifice

Super Sportmatchen

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (available June 5)

Them Bombs!

Trax – Build It Race It

West of Loathing

World Soccer Pinball

Yesterday Origins

Nintendo 3DS

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

Dragon Lapis

Kid Tripp – Demo Version

Nintendo Wii U

Masked Forces

Keep in mind that on June 1 at 6 PM Pacific, a special demo for Mario Tennis Aces will go live on the eShop. The demo in this case is actually an online tournament, and everyone who owns a Switch is invited to participate. The demo will be available until 11:59 PM Pacific on June 3, giving you the entire weekend to take the game for a spin ahead of its June 22 launch date.