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eShop news (April 17) – Shovel Knight: King of Cards / Venture Kid / Shakedown Hawaii

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: Shovel Knight: King of Cards to be released in the second half of the year, but also…

  • Venture Kid
  • Shakedown Hawaii
  • Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
  • Ninja Striker!
  • NBA Playgrounds 2

Shovel Knight: King of Cards

In their PAX East Round-Up blog post, Yacht Club Games shared a quick update on the development of Shovel Knight: King of Cards. They explain that while the game / expansion does look like it’s completely done, it’s not quite the case: the developers still need some more time. As a result, they expect development to be completed in the latter half of 2018!

Source: Yacht Club Games

Venture Kid

Today, FDG Entertainment announced Venture Kid (an action platformer) for the Nintendo Switch. More details will be provided at a later date, but in the mean time, here’s some gameplay footage:

Venture Kid (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet, but it’s already been added to the Upcoming Games page!

Source: FDG Entertainment (Twitter)

Shakedown Hawaii

Here’s the latest video clip for Shakedown Hawaii:

Shakedown Hawaii (Switch, 3DS – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!

Here’s a video clip for Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!:

Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! (Switch – eShop) comes out this Spring in Europe and North America.

Ninja Striker!

Here’s some screenshots for Ninja Striker!:

Ninja Striker! (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 19th worldwide.

Source: Flyhigh Works (Twitter)

NBA Playgrounds 2

NBA Playgrounds was released last year on Nintendo Switch and other platforms, and was a bit of a mess at launch. A few months ago, in January, Saber Interactive released NBA Playgrounds – Enhanced Edition, that features the many improvements and content updates that didn’t make it to the base game due to the updates being too big.

And despite both the original release and update being less than a year old, it looks like Saber Interactive has already been hard at work on… a sequel, logically called NBA Playgrounds 2.

Right now, it’s unclear whether the Nintendo Switch will get it or not, as the game hasn’t been officially announced (the only reason we already know about it is because the Australian Classification Board rated it), but it’s quite likely that it will given the developers’ support for the console. Hopefully, an announcement is made in the near future!

Source: ACB


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