eShop news (June 15): Fortnite / Jackbox Party 5 / Fossil Hunters

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: over 2 million downloads in 24h for Fortnite, but also…

  • Jackbox Party Pack 5
  • Nairi: Tower of Shirin
  • Fossil Hunters
  • INK
  • Little Inferno
  • Planet Alpha

Fortnite

Fortnite was released on Tuesday, following the Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 presentation. And in just 24h, it was downloaded over 2 million times! This comes as no surprise, though: Fortnite is a worldwide phenomenom, with dozens of millions of players all around the world!

Jackbox Party Pack 5

Earlier this year, Jackbox Games announced Jackbox Party 5 for the Nintendo Switch. Since then, they’ve revealed two of the games included in this new collection:

Jackbox Party Pack 5 (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Nairi: Tower of Shirin

Here’s the latest character artwork for Nairi: Tower of Shirin:

Nairi: Tower of Shirin (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: Home Bear Studio (Twitter)

Fossil Hunters

Earlier this week, Reptoid Games announced Fossil Hunters for the Nintendo Switch. It will be released on June 28th, and will cost $16.99!

Here’s a trailer and details about the game, along with some screenshots:

You are an adventuring Fossil Hunter who has traveled to a remote, mysterious dig site to discover the most incredible fossils the world has ever seen! Discover and assemble your own fossil creations and avoid cave-ins, monsters, and traps while you explore exciting underground environments. Find secrets, treasure and more as you uncover clues to the whereabouts of the fossil hunters who came before you.

 

Find fossil blocks by digging through dirt and connect them together to create a complete skeleton. Different fossils can be found depending on the kind of dirt and the environment you are digging in. Using rare pieces, cleaning your fossils or making huge skeletons can result in more valuable creations, but you choose how many pieces to assemble and in what order.

 

Complete specific fossil schematics to further the path of science and progress deeper into the earth, where you’ll encounter unique creatures and spectacular new areas as you endeavor to reach the very bottom of the caves.

  • Modular fossil system allows you to build any way you like
  • Play with up to 3 other friends in frantic drop-in/drop-out local co-op
  • Collect over 150 notes, artifacts, and sketches to fill your field journal
  • 30 hand-crafted levels with new fossils, secrets, and power-ups to discover
  • Play as one of 4 unique Fossil Hunters with multiple color variations
  • Lush, fully orchestral soundtrack

Fossil Hunters (Switch – eShop) comes out on June 28th in North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated.

Source: Reptoid Games (Twitter)

INK

Earlier this week, Digerati announced that INK, a hyper-colourful 2D platformer by Zak Bell Games and Kittehface Software, will be released on June 19th in Europe and North America. It will feature a 2 player mode, only available on Nintendo Switch. It’s currently available for pre-purchase, with a 20% off discount in Europe.

Here’s all you need to know about the game:

The world’s first splatformer is here! INK is a fast-paced platformer with a twist – levels are invisible and must be splattered with brightly colored paint before they can be seen!

 

Players can reveal levels in a variety of ways: double-jumping, wall sliding or squishing an enemy all create splashes and splodges. Even failing is useful – when your blocky character perishes it explodes in a shower of color, painting the surrounding area to reveal more of the level for your next try!

  • Test your platforming skills across 75 INKgeniously designed levels!
  • Jump, squish, slide and die to splatter brightly colored paint and uncover your surroundings!
  • Splat enemies, dodge missiles, and take down super-challenging bosses!
  • Local 2-player mode: Take on INK with a friend, exclusive to Nintendo Switch (supports split Joy-Con play)
  • 20 deviously hidden coins to find and collect!
  • Ambient and atmospheric original soundtrack by Vincent Rubinetti
  • Precision platforming makes INK a perfect challenge for speedrunners

INK (Switch – eShop) comes out on June 19th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Digerati PR

Little Inferno

Earlier this week, Tomorrow Corporation announced that Little Inferno has sold over 1 million units to date. If you count all the copies from bundles (think Humble Bundle), then the total number of games sold is closer to 2 million units. You can find more details about sales, including the rundown by platform, sales over time, and more, on the official Tomorrow Corporation website!

Planet Alpha

Here’s the latest video clip for Planet Alpha:

Planet Alpha (Switch – eShop) comes out later this year, in Europe and North America.


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