eShop news (Aug. 21, Round 2) – Arena of Valor / Indies: Download codes at retail (Europe) / Grandia I + II HD Remaster

Today’s Nintendo eShop news (Round 2): release month and trailer for Arena of Valor, but also…

  • Indies: Download codes at retail (Europe)
  • Grandia I + II HD Remaster
  • Planet Alpha
  • RICO
  • Decay of Logos
  • Shikhondo – Soul Eater

Indies: Download codes at retail (Europe)

Yesterday, following the Indie Highlights presentation, Nintendo announced that download codes for select indie games were now available for purchase at select retail across in Europe, both online and in brick-and-mortar stores.

Here’s the first wave of games:

  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Darkest Dungeon (Red Hook Studios)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • FAST RMX (Shin’en Multimedia)
  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games)
  • Gorogoa (Annapurna Games)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Yacht Club Games)
  • Stardew Valley (Chucklefish)
  • Night in the Woods (Finji)

Download codes for even more indie games will become available in the upcoming months.

Source: Nintendo PR

Arena of Valor

Today, Tencent Games announced that Arena of Valor will be released in September on Nintendo Switch. It will be the very first 5v5 team-based game on Nintendo Switch, and just like its mobile counterpart, it will be available as a free to play title!

Here’s a trailer:

This version of the game will have a global server, allowing players from different regions to play together no matter where they live, or which Nintendo eShop they got the game from. it will also feature a Ranked mode, as well as an exclusive Motion Sensor Hook War Game, that allows you to play by swinging the Joy-Con.

Finally, mobile players will be able to get juicy rewards via the “Status Match” event (to be announced after launch): those who have played enough on mobile to unlock characters will be able to transfer those to the Nintendo Switch version.

Arena of Valor (Switch – eShop) comes out in September worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Tencent PR

Grandia I + II HD Remaster

Yesterday, GungHo announced that two of the most beloved RPGs of all time are comiong to the Nintendo Switch: Grandia and Grandia II, as part of the Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster bundle. It will be released this Winter, worldwide.

The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: GungHo PR

Planet Alpha

Today, Team17 announced that Planet Alpha will be released on September 4th in Europe and North America. Here’s the latest trailer for the game:

And here’s the latest video clip for the game:

By the way, this is going to be the 100th game published by Team17, so they made a special video to celebrate:

Planet Alpha (Switch – eShop) comes out on September 4th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

RICO

Here’s the latest trailer for RICO:

RICO (Switch – eShop) comes out this Fall in Europe and North America.

Decay of Logos

Here’s a Behind-the-Scenes trailer for Decay of Logos:

Decay of Logos (Switch – eShop) comes out this Fall in Europe and North America.

Shikhondo – Soul Eater

Today, Digerati announced that Shikhondo – Soul Eater will be released on August 30th in Europe and North America, and that it will get a 10% off launch discount. Here’s a trailer:

Shikhondo – Soul Eater (Switch – eShop) comes out on August 30th in Europe and North America, and this Summer in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!


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