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PR - Flipping Death Comes Alive in August 2018


Do you believe in life after death? We sure do, and have explored every nook and cranny of it in our latest adventure game - Flipping Death!

The digital version of Flipping Death spooks its way onto Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam (PC/Mac) in August, 2018. These digital goodies won’t be haunting you alone for too long! After the game’s digital debut we’re releasing a retail edition for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The boxed versions come with physical treats and are published by our friends over at Rising Star Games!

About Flipping Death
When Penny dies under mysterious circumstances, she wakes up and finds herself filling in for DEATH HIMSELF! This temp job comes with a new power - the ability to flip between the worlds of the living and the dead! In this puzzling platformer, she’ll need that - and her wits - if she ever hopes to unravel the mystery of her demise.

Leap between platforms, solve puzzles, and help the dead rest in peace by possessing the living and making them dance around at your merest whim in this comedy adventure game by Zoink Games, with writing by the Eisner-award winning Ryan North.
Flip between worlds: Move swiftly between the living and the dead.
Possess the living: Control their limbs and read their minds to solve puzzles.
Play as Death: You're just a temp, but the ultimate power of life and death is in your hands.
Dive into a rich, colorful world: Explore vivid environments in a pop-up book style and make your way through a completely original storyline!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest new on Flipping Death and other Zoink titles!

This week's European downloads - April 26/27 (South Park, Light Fall, Naruto and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft) - €59.99/£49.99

Delve into the crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with the dedicated group of crime fighters formed by Eric Cartman. Join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite and a host of others to battle the forces of evil.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole - Gold Edition (Ubisoft) - €79.99/£62.99
The Gold Edition includes the full game and the Season Pass (new adventures, new buddies and additional items including the "Relics of Zaron – Stick of Truth Costumes and Perks" pack). Battle the forces of evil with the dedicated group of crime fighters formed by Eric Cartman and his friends.

Light Fall (Bishop Fall) - €14.99/£11.39
Explore the Forgotten World of Numbra to uncover your mysterious past and save the land and its inhabitants from an imminent threat. In this land of eternal night, you will rely on your Shadow Core to brave the many challenges and foes standing in your way.

NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €19.99/£16.99
NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM allows players to battle in full 3D across massive environments. Players will unleash powerful jutsu attacks, perform acrobatic evasive maneuvers and even run up walls and over water as they pursue their opponent for ninja supremacy.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €19.99/£16.99
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 is a tour de force of Naruto thrills and spills. Impressively faithful to the universe of the anime, the game takes players through the Naruto Shippuden story arc with new battle systems enhancing the gameplay.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst HD (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €19.99/£16.99
The 4th Great Ninja War continues.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 has been given a thorough overhaul for its FULL BURST comeback! Not least among the wealth of enhancements is the addition of the feverishly anticipated chapter in which Sasuke and Itachi take on Kabuto in a nail-biting confrontation.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy (Bandai Namco) - €49.99/£44.99
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM TRILOGY collects 3 STORM games in one breathtaking collection. This collection includes: HD Remasters of NARUTO: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 2, and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 FULL BURST.

Firefighters: Airport Fire Department (United Independent Entertainment) - €39.99/£35.99
Move out with your team and experience tense missions. As a member of the airport fire department, you and your team extinguish massive aircraft fires and beat a path through the flickering flames.

Firefighters – The Simulation (United Independent Entertainment) - €39.99/£35.99
Welcome to the professional fire brigade. You and your team will experience the exciting work of the professional fire brigade, surviving realistic missions where you extinguish house fires, salvage and neutralize extremely toxic and hazardous substances, and accomplish many other fascinating tasks.

Where Are My Friends? (Sometimes You) - €5.99/£5.39
Every level is a separate genre: runner, point'n'click quest and puzzle-platformer. The plot will be understandable to each one of you, since the story is told without using a single word.

Hello Kitty Kruisers With Sanrio Friends (Rising Star Games) - €24.99/£24.99
Hello Kitty is back and starring in an all-new 3D racing game! Join Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends as they race on land, through air and over water. Race by yourself or with up to three of your friends!

ACA NEOGEO GHOST PILOTS (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
"GHOST PILOTS" is a shooting game released by SNK in 1991. The hero flies an old-fashioned seaplane in order to fight the two powerful nations invading their own country. Alongside giant military weapons, a mysterious combat unit arrives and makes for an intense battle.

A Robot Named Fight (Hitcents) - €12.99/£12.99
A Robot Named Fight is a 2D action adventure roguelite focused on exploration and item collection. Take on the role of a lone robot tasked with stopping the entity known as Megabeast. Explore procedurally-generated labyrinths, uncover randomized power-ups and artifacts and find secrets.

Agatha Knife (Mango Protocol) - €11.99/£9.59
Embark on this twisted adventure with Agatha, a child torn between her love for eating meat and her friendships with animals. Join her as she discovers religion and creates her own, Carnivorism, to convince the animals that their sacrifice is the secret to their eternal happiness.

Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story (Plug In Digital) - €5.99/£5.39
Another Lost Phone is a game about exploring the social life of a young woman whose phone you have just found.

Glaive: Brick Breaker (Blue Sunset Games) - €9.99/£8.99
Glaive: Brick Breaker is a classic and popular arkanoid-type game with beautiful 3D graphics. Many power-ups, tons of different stages and dynamic gameplay.

Goetia (Forever Entertainment) - €9.99/£8.99 (€4.99/£4.49 for owners of Violett. €6.99/£6.29 for owners of Sparkle 2 EVO, Sparkle 3 Genesis, Sparkle ZERO, Hollow, Millie, Zombillie, NO THING, Frederic: Resurrection of Music, Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back or Qbik.)
The ruins of any village are the silent testament to its final moments. The ruins of Oakmarsh are no different. Their telling silence, the dust blanketing what was once a quiet village near Coventry.

KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch (DETUNE) - €38.99/£35.09
Award-winning music creation software KORG Gadget is now available for the Nintendo Switch. Plentiful instrumental gadgets combined with a simple and intuitive graphical interface enable speedy music creation. With this new music creation studio, one can create and perform music by actively twisting and turning the Joy-Con.

Late Shift (Wales Interactive) - €12.99/£9.99
Late Shift is a high stakes FMV crime thriller. Written by the author of Sherlock Holmes (2009 film), experience a gripping live-action crime thriller with a total of over 180 decision points. Do you steal the car or do you run away? Do you follow orders or sabotage the plan? You’ll have just seconds to decide as the film continues to roll with no pauses and no looping footage.

Saturday Morning RPG (Limited Run Games) - €7.99/£7.19
Saturday Morning RPG is a Japanese style turn-based RPG set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons and pop culture. Players take the role of Martin 'Marty' Michael Hall, an average high-school student who has just been granted an incredible power - a power that ultimately leads him to attract the ire of the world's most notorious villain, Commander Hood!

SKYPEACE (Sonic Powered) - €0.99/£0.89
SKYPEACE is a high-speed action game where you clear stages by carefully avoiding the enemies that appear.

Sky Rogue (Fractal Phase) - €16.99/£14.99
Sky Rogue is a fwooshy rogue-lite action flight simulator! Blow things up over land, sea, and air, on an infinite number of procedurally-generated islands. Choose one of a diverse set of aeros and kit it out with a dizzying array of weaponry. Go toe-to-toe with enemy aces or assault giant flying aircraft carriers and battleships.

Sparkle ZERO (Forever Entertainment) - €4.99/£4.49 (€2.49/£2.24 for owners of Millie, Qbik, Zombillie  or NO THING)
Go back to the beginning of evolution. Start from ZERO and become the smallest creature – a spark of life - which has endless development paths ahead of it. Your task is to find food, which helps to grow and develop. But be careful, you are not alone on your climb to the evolutionary peak. Many other organisms also fight for the same resources and development opportunities.

12 orbits (Roman Uhlig, available April 27) - €1.99/£1.75
12 orbits doesn’t require any prior knowledge, preparation time or additional controllers. Your left and right Joy-Con, or even the touch screen alone, are all you need for any number of players. The only limit is how close you’d like to be together.

Bouncy Bob (SONKA, available April 27) - €4.99/£4.49
Defeat hordes of zombies and seal your fate with the push of one button!

Beat your own score in Single Mode or invite your friends to play together in Multiplayer Mode.

DragoDino (Plug In Digital, available April 27) - €9.99/£8.99
Fight your way to the top in DragoDino, an epic adventure set in an ever changing world!

Meet Bob, a cute DragoDino, and guide him through the 10 levels of the Forest Kingdom in a quest to recover his lost egg stuck atop a giant tree.

Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games, available April 27) - €14.99/£10.99
Jotun is a hand-drawn, action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla.

Save the Ninja Clan (Sometimes You, available April 27) - €4.99/£4.49
An evil ninja kidnapped your friends. You must collect scrolls in order to find your friends and save them. You will play as different ninjas as the journey progresses. Each ninja has a different ability: Green ninja has a double jump, Purple Ninja has a sprint, and the Grey Ninja has a dash (with temporary invincibility)

Super Saurio Fly (FraxelGames, available April 28) - €12.95 /£11.59
“Super Saurio Fly” is a 2D arcade platformer and adventure video game. Players will move along the stages crossing different parts of the world by using Super Saurio´s ability to fly, dodge traps and defeat other dinosaurs.

The Bridge Demo (QuantumAstroGuild) - Free
The Bridge is a logic puzzle game that forces you to reevaluate your preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures.


Downloadable Content

South Park: The Fractured but Whole - Season Pass (Ubisoft) - €29.99/£25.00

The Season Pass gives you access to new adventures, new buddies, and additional items including the "Relics of Zaron – Stick of Truth Costumes and Perks" pack, to pay homage to the epic war waged for the Stick of Truth.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole - Relics of Zaron – Stick of Truth Costumes and Perks Pack (Ubisoft) - €4.99/£4.00
Pay homage to the epic war waged for the Stick of Truth with the Relics of Zaron – Stick of Truth Costumes and Perks Pack. Don the garb of mythic heroes with the King, Princess Kenny, and Grand Wizard Cartman costume sets. Equip legendary artifacts from the past with the Wreath of Elf Ears and Alien Probe Mk. II.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole - Towelie: Your Gaming Bud (Ubisoft) - €1.99/£1.69
Receive an exclusive in-game assistant, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud. The streets of South Park aren't as safe as they used to be and even the most seasoned South Park veteran will need help. "Towelie: Your Gaming Bud" provides unique assistance to players at key locations throughout the game.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole - Super Streamer Starter Kit (Ubisoft) - Free
Stream your crime fighting exploits IRL while wearing an exclusive purple costume designed for the tech-savvy hero. Get a leg up on your enemies when you start your journey with $1.75 in starting cash and assorted crafting materials.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole – « Danger Deck » DLC (Ubisoft) - €5.99/£4.99
The challenging Danger Deck will teleport you to fight enemy encounters custom crafted by Tupperware. You can activate Danger Deck in the Freedom Pals Base to transport your team of superheroes into holographic battles.  The increasing difficulty and the variety of enemies will push your limits. You’ll be rewarded with items and costumes.

Danger Deck is part of the South Park: The Fractured but Whole Season Pass.

South Park : The Fractured But Whole – From Dusk Till Casa Bonita (Ubisoft) - €11.99/£9.49
Mysterion’s sister is in trouble. She’s fallen in with the Vamp Kids of South Park, who have descended upon Cartman's favorite restaurant, Casa Bonita. Features: an all-new story, a new buddy and a new class.

Gal*Gun 2 - DLC Set 1 (Pqube) - €9.99/£8.99
This bundle includes:
• Bubble Bath Bikini Set
• Meowvelous Sweater Set
• Classy Bunny Girl Set

Gal*Gun 2 - Bubble Bath Bikini Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09
Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room.

This set includes:
•'Bubble Bath Bikini' outfit
•'Rubber Ducky' accessory
•'Bubbly Pacifier' accessory
•'Pink Rubber Ducky' item

Gal*Gun 2 - Meowvelous Sweater Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09
Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room.

This set includes:
•'Classy Bunny Girl' outfit
•'Black Bunny Ribbon' accessory
•'Is the Order a Love Letter?' item

Gal*Gun 2 - Classy Bunny Girl Set (Pqube) - €4.49/£4.09
Adds the costume set to the Dressing Room.

This set includes:
•'Meowvelous Sweater' outfit
•'Kitty Ears' accessory
•'Kitty Tail' accessory
•'Kitty Letter' item

LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2 - Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Movie Character and Level Pack (WB Games) - €2.99/£2.50
This action-packed level offers players the chance to control Thanos, one of the most dangerous Super Villains in the Marvel Universe, and his ruthless army. The Mad Titan and the Children of Thanos have invaded Attilan to take on Black Bolt and the Inhumans. Working as a team, the menacing crew must work their way through the various levels of Attilan before they are given the opportunity to break through to Black Bolt's throne.

MIGHTY GUNVOLT BURST :DLC Character: Tenzou (Inti Creates) - €1.99/£1.79
Adds Tenzou as a playable character.

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: FINAL FANTASY XV Skin Pack (Mojang) - €2.99/£2.39
Join Noctis, Gladio, Ignis and Prompto once again as they venture beyond the world of Eos and into the untold realms of Minecraft with this fantastic skin pack. Be it friend or foe, the cast of FINAL FANTASY XV follows, including Cindy, Aranea, Ardyn, the Astrals and many more.

Chess Ultra: Santa Monica Game Pack (Ripstone Publishing) - €5.99/£4.99
The Santa Monica Game Pack includes a contemporary chess set that has been given a new lease of life. Inspired by the popular skate scene on the California coast, each individual piece in the Skate chess set has been fashioned from recycled skateboard parts.

Gear.Club Unlimited: Gear.Club Unlimited - Premium Cars Pack (Microids) - €2.99/£2.69
Get behind the wheel of best A1 cars and dominate the road with this pack while enjoying the power of two premium cars: Nissan 370Z Nismo and Chevrolet Camaro Fifty

Gear.Club Unlimited: Gear.Club Unlimited - Limited Edition Cars Pack (Microids) - Free
Enjoy free your favorite limited edition cars: Ford Focus RS Chess and BMW M2 Coupé Sanguine

WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom: Interior set for farmers (althi) - €1.99/£1.79
Small Milk Churn, Empty Barrel: Wheat, Small Desk: Fishing, Stacked Baskets, Poto Potato Basket, Vegetable Basket, Pom Fruits Basket

*You can buy it at any time in the game shop (General Store in Yano Market) when you purchase it.

WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom: Jade Ancestral Garb Set (althi) - €2.99/£2.69
A traditional outfit with fresh colors reminiscent of Summer.

Set for adults and children.

*You can buy it at any time in the game shop (Clothing Store in Castle St.) when you purchase it.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2:  Rare Blade (Nintendo)
A new Rare Blade for all players who have cleared the game: T-elos!

If you own the Expansion Pass, you can also get the Rare Blade Poppibuster.


Pre-orders

Shantae: Half- Genie Hero Ultimate Edition (WayForward) - €24.29/£21.89

Pre-Order until 08/05/2018, 00:59 CEST

Game description: This all-inclusive version comes with all of the previously released DLC, Modes, and Costumes!

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Bethesda Softworks) - €59.99/£49.99
Pre-Order until 28/06/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: As BJ Blazkowicz, experience an unforgettable action-packed story brought to life by extraordinary characters. Reunite with your friends and fellow freedom fighters as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her army. Wage the second American Revolution your way – at home or on the go. And, for the perfect blend of immersion and accuracy, utilize the Nintendo Switch’s unique motion controls to stop The Regime.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (CAPCOM Europe) - €49.99/£44.99
Pre-Order until 29/05/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: Celebrate Street Fighter’s historic legacy with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. In this massive collection of 12 Street Fighter titles, which encompass the Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha series, perfect arcade balance makes it to consoles for the first time ever.

Special offers
Tactical Mind (QubicGames) - €2.39/£2.15 (ends May 13, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch's Story: COMBAT (INSIDE SYSTEM) - €6.29/£5.66 (ends May 10, normally €8.99/£8.09)
King Oddball (10tons) - €1.49/£1.19 (ends May 2, normally €4.99/£3.99)
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Asteroid Base) - €9.99/£7.99 (ends May 3, normally €14.99/£11.99)
Millie (Forever Entertainment) - €2.49/£2.24 (ends May 10, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Revenant Saga (KEMCO) - €9.09/£8.18 (ends May 9, normally €12.99/£11.69)
Semispheres (Vivid Helix) - €5.99/£5.39 (ends May 3, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Shadow Bug (Muro Studios) - €6.74/£6.06 (ends May 10, normally €8.99/£8.09)
Sparkle 3 Genesis (Forever Entertainment) - €3.34/£3.00 (ends May 10, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Star Ghost (RAINYFROG) - €6.29/£5.59 (ends May 10, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Super Toy Cars (Eclipse Games) - €7.99/£7.19 (ends May 6, normally €9.99/£8.99)
BUTCHER (Crunching Koalas) - €6.49/£5.84 (ends May 6, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Crunching Koalas) - €6.49/£5.84 (ends May 6, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Pirates: All Aboard! (QubicGames) - €4.79/£4.31 (ends May 20, normally €5.99/£5.39)


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Special offers

Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus) - €5.59/£5.03 (ends May 11, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Plantera (Ratalaika Games) - €3.34/£3.00 (ends May 6, normally €4.99/£4.49)
PUZZLEBOX setup (Bplus) - €2.09/£1.88 (ends May 11, normally €2.99/£2.69)
7th Dragon III Code: VFD (Deep Silver) - €19.99/£17.49 (ends May 3, normally €39.99/£34.99)
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (Deep Silver) - €31.99/£27.99 (ends May 3, normally €39.99/£34.99)
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (Deep Silver) - €19.99/£17.49 (ends May 3, normally €39.99/£34.99)
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (Deep Silver) - €19.99/£17.49 (ends May 3, normally €39.99/£34.99)
80'S OVERDRIVE (Insane Code) - €4.99/£4.49 (ends May 17, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Atlantic Quest (Joindots) - €1.74/£1.24 (ends May 10, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99 (ends May 10, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99 (ends May 10, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Demon King Box (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99 (ends May 10, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games) - €1.49/£1.19 (ends May 10, normally €2.49/£1.99)
Drone Fight (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99 (ends May 10, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£3.59 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£3.59 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Epic Word Search Holiday Special (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£3.59 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Jewel Match 3 (Joindots) - €1.74/£1.24 (ends May 10, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Link-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Murder on the Titanic (Joindots) - €1.99/£1.49 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Pazuru (Joindots) - €1.49/£0.99 (ends May 10, normally €5.99/£3.99)
Pic-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends May 10, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Phil's Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Safari Quest (Joindots) - €1.74/£1.24 (ends May 10, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots) - €1.99/£1.49 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) - €5.99/£5.39 (ends May 3, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Splat The Difference (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends May 10, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends May 10, normally €5.00/£4.50)
SubaraCity (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.89 (ends May 10, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99 (ends May 10, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.49/£3.89 (ends May 10, normally €6.99/£6.89)
World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.49/£2.39 (ends May 10, normally €4.99/£4.89)
Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends May 10, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends May 10, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Word Search 10K (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Worcle Worlds (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends May 10, normally €8.99/£7.99)


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Special offers

Plantera (Ratalaika Games) - €3.34/£3.00 (ends May 6, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun (Yappa Pie) - €2.00/£1.60 (ends May 10, normally €3.59/£2.99)
Dragon Skills (Joindots) - €1.99/£1.69 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£6.79)
Jones on Fire (Joindots) - €0.99/£0.78 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Joe's Diner (Joindots) - €0.99/£0.78 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Pic-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends May 10, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Queen's Garden (Joindots) - €0.99/£0.78 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70 (ends May 10, normally €5.00/£4.50)
Sweetest Thing (Joindots) - €0.99/£0.78 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends May 10, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Word Party (Lightwood Games) - €9.59/£8.99 (ends May 10, normally €15.99/£14.99)
Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €5.39/£4.79 (ends May 10, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €4.79/£4.19 (ends May 10, normally €7.99/£6.99)


Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
The new themes will be available on April 26.

The GO.ZY.-est guys (Rainbow) - €1.99/£1.79
"Quinn, Jacques, Eduard, Felipe and Andrew are the GO.ZY.-est guys!"

Rock & GO.ZY. (Rainbow) - €1.99/£1.79
"The MoodBoards are ready to go on stage. Have fun with them!"

Rose, Hawk and their fairytale pets (Rainbow) - €1.99/£1.79
"Gigì and Doc are the fairytale pets of Rose and Hawk!"

Astoria, Travis and their fairytale pets (Rainbow) - €1.99/£1.79
"Vidal and Nut are the fairytale pets of Astoria and Travis!"

The magic Tynix transformation (Rainbow) - €1.99/£1.79
"Colorful gemstones and fairylicious wings... it's the Tynix transformation!"

This week's North American downloads - April 26 (Jotun, Light Fall and more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Jotun: Valhalla Edition – Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn, action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. You play as Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills. Jotun: Valhalla Edition launches April 27.

Light Fall – Explore the Forgotten World of Numbra to uncover your mysterious past and save the land and its inhabitants from an imminent threat. In this land of eternal night, you will rely on your Shadow Core to brave the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Do you have what it takes to survive in perilous Numbra?

DLC & Updates:

Splatoon 2 Update Now Available – Nintendo has dropped some fresh (and free!) new content for the Splatoon 2 game on the Nintendo Switch system this week! After downloading a major new update (Version 3.0) to the Splatoon 2 game, players will have access to a huge amount of new content. This includes the addition of more than 100 pieces of new and returning gear, new songs, the introduction of a challenging new X Rank for the top-performing players in Ranked Battle, weapon balance adjustments and the return of Callie of the famous Squid Sisters. For more information about this free update, please visit the official Nintendo customer support site.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Version 1.4.0 Update – The Version 1.4.0 free update, which will be available later today, includes the ability to recruit and resonate the Rare Blade T-elos from the Xenosaga series after clearing the main game story. Get full update notes at the official Nintendo customer support site.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass: Rare Blade Pack – Expansion Pass owners can now receive the first additional Rare Blade from the Expansion Pass, Poppibuster! Learn more about the Expansion Pass here: https://xenobladechronicles2.nintendo.com/dlc/.

Activities:

My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest – Make, Play and Discover with Nintendo Labo! Create your masterpiece using a Nintendo Labo kit and a Nintendo Switch system, then post a video or image of your creation to the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest official site. The winning My Nintendo members will each receive:

a Nintendo Labo Variety Kit or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit
a Nintendo Labo Creators jacket
a framed award certificate signed by Nintendo Labo developers
My Nintendo members can submit entries in three categories:
Best Decorated Toy-Con – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 11
Best Toy-Con Mod using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on May 25
Best Original Invention Using Toy-Con Garage – Enter by 10:59 a.m. PT on June 15

You can also look at My Nintendo members’ contest submissions here. To learn more about the contest and submit your creation, please visit the My Nintendo – Nintendo Labo Creators Contest site.*

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Sonic Forces (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Join the uprising! Save 40 percent on Sonic Forces until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.'

Also new this week:
12 orbits (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
A Robot Named Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
ACA NEOGEO GHOST PILOTS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
ACA NEOGEO STAKES WINNER (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 2
Agatha Knife (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
Arcade Archives 10-Yard Fight (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 2
Bouncy Bob (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
DragoDino (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
Glaive: Brick Breaker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Goetia (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Hello Kitty Kruisers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Late Shift (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Ninja Striker! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Saturday Morning RPG (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Save the Ninja Clan (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
Sky Rogue (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Snow Moto Racing Freedom (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available April 27
Sparkle ZERO (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Super Saurio Fly (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) Available April 28
The Bridge – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Tumblestone – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Unalive (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Yoku's Island Express - physical release coming June 15 in Europe, June 19 United States


NoA PR - Pick Your Favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in Tubular New Splatoon 2 Splatfest

Who is Your Favorite Hero in a Half-Shell?


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cowabunga! This May, Splatoon 2 for Nintendo Switch will host its first-ever tournament-style Splatfest to determine which brother from the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is the ultimate fan-favorite. Featuring characters from Nickelodeon’s upcoming animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, fans will vote in three rounds to crown one Hero in a Half-Shell (turtle power!). Will it be Raph, Leo, Mikey or Donnie?

To participate, players won’t be asked to order a pizza, hop on a skateboard or save the city from an army of masked ninjas – they can just start voting for their pick beginning on April 27 simply by visiting the in-game Inkopolis Square. The first of three in-game Splatoon 2 Splatfest tournaments takes place May 4-5 and pits Raph against Leo, with the second running May 11-12 and featuring Mikey vs. Donnie. The final match between the winners of the first two showdowns takes place May 18-19. The full schedule is below:

Round 1: Raph vs. Leo
May 4 (Friday), 9 p.m. PT – May 5 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT

Round 2: Mikey vs. Donnie
May 11 (Friday), 9 p.m. PT – May 12 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT

Finals
May 18 (Friday) 9 p.m. PT – May 19 (Saturday), 9 p.m. PT

“We love working with unexpected partners to expand our brand and bring smiles to people’s faces in surprising ways,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Teaming up with Nickelodeon and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made perfect sense, as we share many of the same fans who enjoy family-friendly entertainment and classic characters.”

Splatfests are recurring online competitions in Splatoon 2 that ask players to pick a side – in this case, their favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Once players choose a team, they’ll receive an in-game T-shirt adorned with an image of their preferred Turtle for their Inkling character to wear as they compete in online multiplayer Turf Wars battles to see which side comes out on top. At the end of the Splatfest, each team’s popularity and win rate is tallied up, and one team is crowned the victor. Depending on what Splatfest rank players achieve, they’ll receive Super Sea Snails, which can be exchanged to further customize gear in the game. Because of the new tournament format, players need to pick up their Super Sea Snails by the Tuesday morning following each round. The early squid catches the Sea Snails, as the old saying goes. Splatfests are open to all Nintendo Switch owners who have the Splatoon 2 game and an Internet connection.

Nickelodeon’s new animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The 2D-animated series debuts later this year on Nickelodeon. For more information about the show, visit http://www.nick.com/rise-of-the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/.

For more information about Splatoon 2, visit https://splatoon.nintendo.com/ or https://splatoonus.tumblr.com/. Learn about results of past Splatoon 2 Splatfests at https://splatoon.nintendo.com/splatfests/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

Shuntaro Furukawa, new Nintendo president, discusses his approach for running company


The following statements were made by Shuntaro Furukawa, Nintendo's new president come this June. These come from a recent Bloomberg article...

How he will run the company
''We will develop the company to its fullest. I will balance Nintendo’s traditions: originality and flexibility.''

On this approach
''I grew up playing the Famicom and come from that generation. Now as a member of management with Super Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto, I have a lot of respect for him. On the other hand, with this new job that can’t just be it, so I expect to say what needs to be said to run the company.''