Weekly Nintendo Switch eShop update offers huge variety of games
New: There’s plenty to choose from this week, plus a few titles to pre-order so you can play them as soon as they’re released.
The weekly Nintendo eShop update has arrived and there’s plenty to discover this week. Nintendo revealed a lot of news in its recent Direct showcase, showing off a bunch of things coming to the Nintendo Switch in the future. Some featured games are available now or will be available soon, while others are 2023 or 2024 titles. For this week though, there are four featured games. Some games are also available for pre-order. Unless otherwise stated, all games listed below are available now.
Varied daily life
Live your best life on the newly discovered continent of Antoecia in this immersive RPG created by the development team that worked on Octopath Traveler and Bravely Default. By combining familiar adventure-RPG mechanics with a simulation-RPG structure, including task progression, strategic exploration, and an innovative combat system, you’ll live your best life and face the unknown. Perform more than 100 types of daily tasks to build your character and deepen your relationships with the locals, and you will have access to different job classes and abilities.
Rise to the occasion and realize your full potential in NBA 2K23. Prove yourself against the best players in the world and show off your skills in MyCareer. Pair today’s All-Stars with timeless legends in MyTeam, build your own dynasty in MyGM, or take the NBA in a new direction with MyLeague. Challenge NBA or WNBA teams in Play Now and experience realistic gameplay. How will you answer the call?
Return to Monkey Island – Available September 19
Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected and thrilling return from series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood has been locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, zombie pirate LeChuck. Take to the high seas and explore the new and the unknown while navigating tough situations. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations and devastating counterattacks are all that stands between Guybrush and glory.
Bear and breakfast
Bear and Breakfast is a casual management adventure game where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a B&B in the woods. Hank and his friends find an abandoned cabin and, equipped with their teenage ingenuity, turn it into a lucrative bed and breakfast scheme for unsuspecting tourists. As your business grows, so do the mysteries of the forest, and Hank soon finds himself uncovering a conspiracy deeper than nature itself.
In addition to these featured titles, there are also a number of games that have been recently announced and are available for pre-order:
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – Available February 24, 2023
The heroic puffball Wii game is back…this time in luxurious proportions! One day, a mysterious spaceship crashes on planet Popstar. To help the mysterious Magolor, Kirby and his friends embark on a captivating quest. By inhaling certain enemies, Kirby will gain access to a wide range of Copy Abilities – with the new Mecha Copy Ability making its debut! The game supports multiplayer for up to four players on the same system by sharing Joy-Con controllers. Plus, anyone can play as Kirby at the same time while using their favorite Copy Abilities! There’s also a collection of subgames to play, including returning ones like Samurai Kirby and new ones like Magolor’s Tome Trackers. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe will be released for Nintendo Switch on February 24, 2023. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
It Takes Two – Available November 4, 2022
Team up and co-op with a friend in this critically acclaimed co-op platform adventure. Venture into fantasy worlds filled with challenges around every corner. In addition to single-system play, the game can also be played on two systems via local wireless or online with a friend via the free Friend’s Pass. Even the bumpiest road can be navigated with someone by your side. It Takes Two will be released for the Nintendo Switch console on November 4. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
Tunic – Available September 27, 2022
Face the unknown in this isometric action-adventure game about a little fox on a big adventure. Stranded on a ruined land, your only clue is the game’s manual. Scour the island’s interconnected kingdoms to recover its missing pages full of clues and original full-color artwork. What long-lost secrets will the island reveal? TUNIC will launch for Nintendo Switch on September 27. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line – February 16, 2023
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series with the latest Theatrhythm game! In this rhythm action game, you’ll enjoy 385 tracks in total, including iconic Final Fantasy songs such as “One-Winged Angel”, “Torn From the Heavens” and “SUTEKI DA NE”, with more content available post-launch as paid DLC – including tracks from the SaGa series, NieR series and LIVE A LIVE. Two players can complete stages in Pair Play mode locally, while up to four players can battle it out in Online Multi-Battle! Theatrhythm Final Bar Line begins its symphony on the Nintendo Switch console on February 16, 2023. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
Sifu – Available November 8, 2022
Eliminate your enemies to avenge your father in this Kung Fu fighting game. By pushing, tripping, and parrying opponents, you’ll break their position and gain the upper hand. Fall in battle, and you will grow older and weaker. However, you will learn new techniques to help you complete your mission. Can you get revenge before time runs out? Sifu is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 8. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
Romancing Saga Minstrel Song Remastered – Available December 1
The original Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- included many trademark elements of the SaGa series, such as the Glimmer and Combo mechanisms. The free scenario system that allows you to create your own scenario remains at the heart of the game, allowing you to select one of eight protagonists with completely different origins and stories, then embark on a unique adventure. This remastered edition features enhanced HD graphics and lots of improvements to improve gameplay. Romancing Saga -Minstrel Song- is coming to Nintendo Switch on December 1st. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.
In addition to all this, the following games are also available in the eShop:
Which of these games are you most interested in? What do you want to see coming soon to the eShop?