This week's European downloads - June 22 (Hey! Pikmin demo, Runbow Pocket, Sonic Sale and more)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Ever Oasis (Nintendo, available June 23) - €39.99/£34.99

Long ago, the world was ensnared in Chaos – a dark force that threatened civilisations across the land. In order to shelter the people from harm, a prosperous oasis was built, but a powerful beast soon appeared in the skies above and rained down destruction, leaving nothing but ruin. Now, as a chosen Seedling and descendant of those ill-fated people, it’s down to you to pioneer a new oasis, secure a peaceful existence for those who inhabit the land, and banish the evil Chaos once and for all. Travel beyond the safety of your oasis and into a sprawling desert ruled by Chaos. Unearth and explore puzzle-filled dungeons, and forge new allegiances along the way!

Miitopia Demo (Nintendo) - Free
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to go on an adventure with your best friend, your crush and…your teacher?! Miitopia makes it happen! The big question is – who will you take with you? Everyone in Miitopia is a Mii! Whether it’s the fearless hero, the beautiful Princess or even the evil Dark Lord, you decide who stars in this story. You could have your best mates join you in battle, dress Grandad up like a King, or turn Mum into the big baddy. The choice is yours!

Hey! Pikmin Demo (Nintendo) - Free
The brave space explorer Captain Olimar needs to collect a whopping 30,000 Sparklium Seeds to repair his trusty ship, but he won’t be able to do it alone. Thankfully, the plucky little Pikmin are more than willing to pitch in! No task is too great for these wonderfully brave creatures. Just tap on the Touch Screen in the direction you’d like to throw them – don’t worry, they don’t mind! – and watch as your colourful new friends get to work right away! The action unfolds on both the upper and lower screens, making enemies, and the fascinating world they inhabit, appear larger-than-life.

RPG Maker Fes (NIS America) - €39.99/£39.99
Ready to become a game developer? RPG Maker Fes makes it easy to develop any RPG you can imagine without any programming knowledge! Simple but powerful tools let you bring to life the amazing stories in your head! Customize characters, stories, combat and more to become the next great developer! Then, share your creations and play other users' games with RPG Maker Player! What story will you share?

RPG Maker Player (NIS America) - Free
Download and play RPG games created by the amazing and imaginative users of RPG Maker Fes.

River City: Knights of Justice (Natsume) - €14.99/£13.49
The magical land of Riverandia is in a state of turmoil! Several years have passed since the rainbow-colored Crystal Tower was suddenly enveloped in darkness. With the world plunged into horror and chaos, a legend began to spread amongst the people about a saviour who would come to save the world. Then, one day, a lone knight appeared. His name: Alexander Valford. Kunio and his friends go medieval in River City: Knights of Justice! This unique entry to the River City series sees Kunio and his friends and foes transformed into heroes and villains that would be at home in any RPG! Use swords, staves, and even magic to bring peace back to Riverandia!

Add-on Content releases
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Mila's Bounty 5 (Nintendo) - Free
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Cipher Legends I (Nintendo) - €3.99/£3.59
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Cipher Legends II (Nintendo) - €3.99/£3.59
RPG Maker Fes - Modern Set Key (NIS America) - Free
RPG Maker Fes - Chibi Character Pack Key (NIS America) - Free
RPG Maker Fes - Sengoku Set Key (NIS America) - Free
RPG Maker Fes - Sci-Fi Set Key (NIS America) - Free
RPG Maker FES - Special Material Set Key (NIS America) - €1.99/£1.79 (€0.99/£0.89 until July 5)
RPG Maker FES - Modern Set Key 2 (NIS America) - €5.99/£5.39 (€2.99/£2.69 until July 5)
RPG Maker FES - Modern Horror Set Key (NIS America) - €8.99/£8.09 (€4.99/£4.49 until July 5)
RPG Maker FES - Supernatural Set Key (NIS America) - €5.99/£5.39 (€2.99/£2.69 until July 5)
RPG Maker FES - Sci-Fi Set Key 2 (NIS America) - €8.99/£8.09 (€4.99/£4.49 until July 5)
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99

Sonic Sale
These deals last until June 29, 2017.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (SEGA EUR) - €19.99/£17.49 (normally €39.99/£34.99)
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (SEGA EUR) - €19.99/£17.49 (normally €39.99/£34.99)
Sonic Lost World (SEGA EUR) - €19.99/£17.49 (normally €39.99/£34.99)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (SEGA) - €15.99/£11.99 (normally €39.99/£29.99)
Sonic Generations (SEGA) - €9.99/£7.99 (normally €24.99/£19.99)
3D Sonic The Hedgehog (SEGA) - €2.24/£2.04 (normally €4.49/£4.09)
3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (normally €4.49/£4.49)
Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (SEGA, GG VC) - €2.49/£2.24 (normally €4.49/£4.49)
Sonic Drift 2 (SEGA, GG VC) - €1.99/£1.79 (normally €3.99/£3.59)
Sonic Labyrinth (SEGA, GG VC) - €2.49/£2.24 (normally €4.49/£4.49)
Sonic Blast (SEGA, GG VC) - €2.49/£2.24 (normally €4.49/£4.49)
Sonic The Hedgehog (SEGA, GG VC) - €2.49/£2.24 (normally €4.49/£4.49)
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (SEGA, GG VC) - €2.49/£2.24 (normally €4.49/£4.49)

Special offers
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) -  €5.99/£5.39 (Ends June 29, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Coaster Creator 3D (Big John Games) - €5.79/£4.79 (Ends July 20, normally €7.25/£6.00)
Cube Creator 3D (Big John Games) - €5.99/£4.19 (Ends July 20, normally €7.50/£5.25)
Crazy Construction (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49 (Ends July 6, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Fun! Fun! Minigolf Touch! (Shin'en Multimedia) - €2.24/£1.87 (Ends July 6, normally €2.99/£2.50)
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure (Mastiff) - €9.98/£9.98 (Ends July 6, normally €14.99/£14.99)
Mini Sports Collection (Rainy Frog) - €3.74/£3.36 (Ends July 6, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Pixel Paint (Rainy Frog) - €2.99/£2.99 (Ends July 6, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers) -  €5.19/£3.99 (Ends July 6, normally €12.99/£9.99)
Frontier Days Founding Pioneers (CIRCLE Ent.) - €4.49/£4.34 (Ends July 13, normally €5.99/£5.79)
Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D (CIRCLE Ent.) - €4.49/£4.34 (Ends July 13, normally €5.99/£5.79)
SubaraCity (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.91 (Ends July 13, normally €3.99/£3.89)
The Legend of Dark Witch – Chronicle 2D ACT (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.99 (Ends July 13, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Touch Battle Tank: Tag Combat (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.99 (Ends July 13, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.99 (Ends July 13, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.99 (Ends July 13, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €7.19/£6.39 (Ends July 6, normally €8.99/£7.99)

Nintendo eShop (New 3DS)

Runbow Pocket (13AM Games) - €13.99/£10.99

Runbow Pocket is a fast, frantic game where you can conquer over 145 levels in Adventure and The Bowhemoth, or go head to head in Run, Arena, and King of the Hill online. The world changes with each swipe of colour, so you'll have to stay on your toes as platforms and obstacles disappear.

Add-on Content releases
Runbow Pocket - Winter Pack (13AM Games) - €2.99/£2.69
Runbow Pocket - Professionals Pack (13AM Games) - €1.99/£1.79
Runbow Pocket - Anime Pack (13AM Games) - €1.99/£1.79
Runbow Pocket - Steampunk Pack (13AM Games) - €1.99/£1.79
Runbow Pocket - Satura's Space Adventure (13AM Games) - €6.49/£5.89
Runbow Pocket - New Costumes and Music Bundle (13AM Games) - €6.49/£5.89
Runbow Pocket - Extra Val-Hue Bundle (13AM Games) - €11.99/£10.79

Special offers

Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games)  - €1.52/£1.39 (Ends July 5, normally €4.49/£4.09)

Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
All the themes release on June 23.

Hello Kitty in tropical style (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty is surrounded by tropical leaves.

Hello Kitty on a boat (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty is enjoying her summertime on a boat

Sonic Sale
The following deals last until June 29, 2017.

Amy Rose Theme (SEGA USA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Chao Theme (SEGA USA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Shadow The Hedgehog (SEGA USA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Sonic The Hedgehog (SEGA USA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Sonic Boom Theme Bundle (SEGA USA) - €2.99/£2.69 (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Sonic series: Classic Style (SEGA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Sonic series: Boom Style (SEGA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Sonic series: Sonic Style (SEGA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Sonic Bundle #2 (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (normally €4.99/£4.49)
Sonic series: Cute Style (SEGA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Sonic series: Shadow Style (SEGA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Sonic series: Silver Style (SEGA) - €0.99/£0.89 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Sonic Bundle #2 (SEGA) - €2.49/£2.24 (normally €4.99/£4.49)

Nintendo eShop (Nintendo Switch)

Oceanhorn - Monster of Uncharted Seas (FDG Entertainment) - €14.99/£13.49

Set sail and embark on an epic journey. Grow from a boy to a legend. You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone… The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened? Explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world filled with many dangers, puzzles and secrets. Fight monsters, learn to use magic and discover ancient treasures which will help you on your quest. Use all your wits and skill to unravel the mysteries of ancient kingdom Arcadia and sea monster Oceanhorn.

"FATAL FURY 2" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1992. Terry, Andy, Joe return from the previous instalment along with five new fighters in order to decide who is the strongest. In addition to Desperation Moves which can change the outcome of the battle, the two-lane plane mechanic is back stronger than ever, allowing players to fight each other in stage backgrounds.

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Drop It: Block Paradise! (ZeNfA Productions) - €9.99/£8.99

Get ready for Drop It: Block Paradise, a physics-puzzle game where your goal is to guide stars from their lofty heights to safe ground by touching the colourful blocks they stand on. You won’t have to go alone - helpful siblings Tip and Tap are always on hand to give you some tutorial tips on where to tap. The better your results on each stage, the more stars you can earn to unlock concept art, stamps, and funky beats to jam out to! 150 levels in all await you, but that’s just the beginning.

The Girl and the Robot (Flying Carpets Games) - €9.99/£8.99
The Girl and the Robot is a unique third person action/adventure game set in a fairy tale world. You take on the role of a young girl trying to escape from a castle ruled by an evil queen. On her way, she meets a mysterious robot that can be controlled remotely and together they encounter many challenges that test the strength of their new found friendship. This game is the first act of the fairy tale.

Add-on Content releases
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.99

Sonic Sale
These deals last until June 29, 2017.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (SEGA EUR) - €24.99/£19.99 (normally €49.99/£39.99)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed (SEGA) - €19.99/£14.99 (normally €49.99/£39.99)
Sonic Lost World (SEGA EUR) - €24.99/£19.99 (normally €49.99/£39.99)

Special offers
FullBlast (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.09/£1.88 (Ends July 20, normally €5.99/£5.39)
Grumpy Reaper (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.74/£1.57 (Ends July 20, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Run Run and Die (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.39/£1.25  (Ends July 20, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Shadow Puppeteer (Shadow Cannon) - €7.49/£6.74 (Ends July 6, normally €14.99/£13.49)
Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers) -  €5.19/£3.99 (Ends July 6, normally €12.99/£9.99)
VRog (ByteRockers' Games) -  €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 20, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €7.19/£6.39 (Ends July 6, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games)  - €1.52/£1.39 (Ends July 5, normally €4.49/£4.09)
Runbow (13AM Games) -  €4.75/£3.73 (Ends July 5, normally €13.99/£10.99)

ACA NEOGEO MAGICAL DROP II coming next week to Nintendo Switch eShop

Mario + Rabids Kingdom Battle's creative director reflects on his emotional reaction

This is Nintendo UK interview with Ubisoft's Davide Soliani...

NUK: When Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was finally revealed on stage at E3 2017, you gained instant internet stardom because of your emotional reaction during the reveal. Can you talk us through what that announcement meant to you at the time?

DS: It’s not easy to answer you, but you can imagine the pressure on me, because I’m just part of a team. I’m the creative director, so I feel the pressure. On our shoulders was the responsibility of three years of development. Ubisoft took quite a big risk, because we decided to embark on this game without knowing what the new Nintendo console would be or if the idea would be accepted.

As a Nintendo player, growing up with Miyamoto games, he was almost a father, telling me bedtime stories every night. Seeing Miyamoto-san on stage, I was not ready for him to call out my name. I felt like everything was finally realised and I said ‘don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry’, but then I broke apart.

Also, because a few rumours started on the internet, prior to our announcement, a few people made their own assumptions about the game, but now they can play it and they have changed their minds! They’re having fun and that is the biggest reward ever.

So the conference for me was a wave of emotion that I couldn’t control, but I didn’t know that it was spreading all over the internet until I discovered it the night after. Because I was in the Nintendo booth ready to do a rehearsal for Nintendo Treehouse Live and a guy stopped me saying, “You are super famous in China, you have more than 2 million views on our website” and showed me the picture of me crying. I said, “Oh noooo!”

NUK: It’s been a great reaction to watch. It really seems that gamers around the world can see what this means to you and are happy for you.

DS: I believe so, and I think it’s something I will never forget. I will probably create a still from that conference and frame it in my house. Because it doesn’t happen every day to have a legend on stage presenting a game you did using his characters. It’s more than honorary, it’s an occasion of a lifetime as they say.

Still today I cannot process it entirely. It’s happening but it’s so fast. I was not ready. People queued for three hours at E3 and then said they liked it even after three hours of queuing!

GoNintendo Video Review - Ever Oasis

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- A wonderful meshing of genres
- top-notch visuals and audio
- super addictive gameplay you'll find hard to put down
- a lengthy journey and plenty of reasons to come back


- shop/resource management may turn some people off
- multiple revisits to locations in order to fully explore them

Final Word

Ever Oasis isn't just one of the best games I've played on 3DS this year, it's one of the best games on 3DS...period. An absolutely astounding blend of multiple genres, including the resource management of Animal Crossing, the puzzles and exploration of Zelda, and the crafting/party management of top-tier RPGs. It made me a fan of gameplay mechanics I typically avoid at all costs. Ever Oasis looks, sounds, and plays the part of a AAA portable experience. A stellar achievement for a brand-new IP. This is not one to be missed.

Sonic sales now available on Nintendo eShop, lasting until June 29

This week's North American downloads - June 22 (Ever Oasis, RPG Maker Fes and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Ever Oasis – The desert’s last safe haven is a lone oasis you call home. So draw a line in the sand and fight to protect it! As you explore the desert and solve puzzling dungeons, you’ll gather resources to build up your oasis with the water spirit Esna. Allies will join your cause, so equip them with weapons, and use their skills to slay towering bosses. The Ever Oasis game will be available on June 23.

RPG Maker Fes – Create the RPG you always dreamed of with the RPG Maker Fes game. RPG Maker Fes is game-creation software that lets you create your own RPGs without any programming knowledge. Customize characters, stories, combat and more. Then, upload and share your creations to play other users’ games with the free RPG Maker Player application, which can also be downloaded in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. RPG Maker Fes will be available on June 27.

New DLC:

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass ($44.99, 22 pieces of content): The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs. By purchasing the Season Pass, fans who want to receive all DLC will save more than 30 percent compared to purchasing all 22 pieces of content on their own. (All five DLC packs, as well as the individual components included in each pack, can be purchased separately, giving players the flexibility to buy as many or as few as they want.)

DLC Pack #5 – Cipher Companions Pack ($5.99, two pieces of content): Each piece of content in this set for the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems introduces two exclusive characters from the Japanese “Fire Emblem Cipher” trading card game. The four characters will also be usable in the main game and are fully voiced.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Celebrate Sonic’s birthday with up to 50 percent off select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games from 9 a.m. PT on June 22 until 9 a.m. PT on June 29.
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week:
ACA NEOGEO Fatal Fury 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Daikon Set (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)


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