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Update (3/2): Here are a bunch of screenshots for Switch games:

European Nintendo Downloads – March 3 (Switch launch) screenshots

Original (2/27): Check out some screenshots of this week’s Nintendo Downloads in Europe:


Nintendo has finally disclosed the complete launch lineup for the eShop on Switch. The listing of retail and downloadable games are below, along with DLC.

Switch Retail

1-2-Switch (Nintendo) – €49.99
Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft) – €59.99
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – €69.99
Super Bomberman R (KONAMI) – €49.99

Switch Download

FAST RMX (Shin’en) – €19.99
I Am Setsuna (Square Enix) – €39.99
Othello (Arc System Works) – €4.99
New Frontier Days ~Founding Pioneers~ (Arc System Works) – €9.99
Shovel Knight: Spector of Torment (Yacht Club Games) – €9.99
Shovel Knight Treasure Trove (Yacht Club Games) – €24.99
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! (Nintendo) – €19.99 (demo also available)
Voez (Flyhigh Works) – €20.99
Vroom in the night sky (POISOFT) – €8.99

Switch Demo

Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!

Switch DLC

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Expansion Pass – €19.99
Just Dance 2017 – Just Dance Unlimited 1 day – €3.99
Just Dance 2017 – Just Dance Unlimited 30 days – €4.99
Just Dance 2017 – Just Dance Unlimited 90 days – €9.99
Just Dance 2017 – Just Dance Unlimited 365 days – €29.99


A new “Shop Menu” was added to the Nintendo Accounts website today. While we’ve seen the purchase history and “Just For You offers” sections before, they have received a facelift. Also, you can now merge your eShop balance on Wii U and 3DS with Switch – even if you don’t have a system yet.

Visit the Shop Menu page here. You should then see different balances for your Nintendo Account (used for Switch) and Nintendo Network ID (used for Wii U / 3DS). Just click the “Merge Funds” text, and you should be able to combine them in a matter of seconds.

By the way, it is possible to change the region of your Nintendo Account. You’ll have to give up your current balance in order to do so, however.


This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail (available Friday)

1-2-Switch – $49.99
Just Dance 2017 – $49.99
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $59.99
Super Bomberman R – $49.99

Switch Download (available Friday)

FAST RMX – $19.99
I am Setsuna – $39.99
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – $24.99
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment – $9.99
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! – $19.99

Switch DLC (available Friday)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass – $19.99

Switch Demo

Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!

Switch is region free in just about every way possible. Physical games can be played regardless of the region where you purchase them. And on the eShop, accessing different versions of the store is simple.

Let’s say you wanted to load up the Japanese eShop on a North American Switch. As long as you have a Japanese account, you can log in to the Japanese eShop on the system. Basically, you just need a relevant account in the eShop region you want to access.

Just one word of caution: games and DLC are paired together. That means both need to be from the same region in order to work properly.

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Gamasutra published a new interview with Damon Baker, head of partner management at Nintendo of America. Baker hosted the company’s Switch Nindies Showcase presentation earlier this week. During the chat, Baker talked about how Nintendo is focusing on quality over quantity and targeting newer games as opposed to ports with smaller developers.

We’ve rounded up some excerpts from the interview below. You can read Gamasutra’s full piece here.

When the first Switch eShop games launch tomorrow, Hamster will kick off its stream of Neo Geo releases from its Arcade Archives series. In Europe, we now have confirmation that two games are releasing.

Shock Trooper and World Heroes Perfect are coming tomorrow. They’ll be priced at £6.29 each.


Update 2: The game’s website has now opened, and while Vroom in the Night Sky is still coming to Europe and Japan this week, it’s on track for North America in “March”. It may not be a launch title in the states after all.


Here’s a trailer:

Original (2/28): At the end of last week, the full Switch eShop lineup was announced for Japan. One of the announced games was Soratobu Bunbun Baan, coming from Kersploosh! developer Poisoft. We now not only have first details about the title, but also a confirmation that it’s launching around the world (North America, Europe, Australia, Japan) on the same day – March 3.

Vroom in the Night Sky will be the final English title. It’s about Magical Girls racing with bikes instead of brooms, and their objective is to gather Stardust.

The game will also make use of Switch’s HD Rumble feature to simulate engine vibration, wind pressure, and impact. The vibration will change with each type of motorcycle. Stardust collected are used to purchase new Magical Bikes.


The Nintendo Switch is finally launching tomorrow, and various parts of Nintendo’s online infrastructure are getting ready for it – including My Nintendo.

You can now register physical Nintendo Switch games to earn Gold Points on My Nintendo – something that wasn’t possible on Wii U and 3DS. However, physical games get you fewer points than digital games – this is likely to encourage people to buy games digitally.

Rewards for Nintendo Switch are also coming to My Nintendo, though they can’t be viewed at the moment – they’re labelled as “coming soon”.


Arc System Works is bringing New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers to the Switch eShop in just a couple of days. Get a look at some extensive footage below.