eShop news (March 22): Hyper Light Drifter / Nindies / Masters of Anima

Today’s Nintendo eShop news: Hyper Light Drifter announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Nindies
  • Masters of Anima
  • Gotcha Racing Second
  • Lumines Remastered
  • Manticore – Galaxy on Fire
  • Runner3
  • Wargroove
  • Feudal Alloy
  • Trailblazers
  • The Flame in the Flood

Hyper Light Drifter

Earlier this week, Abylight Studios announced yet another game for the Nintendo Switch: Hyper Light Drifter, coming this Summer. This comes as the result of a collaboration with Heart Machine, the developers of the original games.

As for why the game is only coming to the Nintendo Switch “now”, it’s because GameMaker support for the Nintendo Switch was only very recently announced. In the press release, Abylight explain that they are working with YoYo Games (developers of the engine), since the game is quite demanding.

Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG which features intense action, other-worldly environments and a captivating storyline. Our Hero is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease much like its creator, Alex Preston, who suffers of a heart disease, major source of inspiration for this game.

Hyper Light Drifter (Switch – eShop) comes out this Summer worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Abylight Studios


During a press conference held at the Game Developers Conference, Nintendo revealed the Top 10 of the best-selling indie games worldwide:

  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Stardew Valley
  • Kamiko
  • Celeste
  • Golf Story
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Overcooked: Special Edition
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

NB: the games are listed in no particular order, which means SteamWorld Dig 2 wasn’t necessarily the best-selling game in that list.

Source: Nintendo
Via: Pixelbust (Twitter)

Masters of Anima

Today, Focus Home Interactive announced that Master of Anima would be released on April 10th on Nintendo Switch, alongside other platforms. If you’ve never heard of the game before, here’s a trailer and some more details (make sure to also check out the official website!):

Follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, who obey your commands with intuitive and innovative gameplay made from the ground up for controller play, as well as keyboard and mouse!

You play as Otto, an apprentice of Anima, able to wield incredible powers that are the source of all life in the world of Spark. You covet the rank of Master so you can finally marry your beloved fiancée Ana – who is now a captive of the terrible Zahr and his fearsome Golems!

Go to the aid of your future bride, using the powers of Anima to summon an army of magical Guardians in your quest to defeat Zahr’s dreaded Golems.

Learn to control new types of Guardians on your adventure, each with their own unique talents and abilities useful to explore the vast world of Spark and reveal its secrets, as well as to take down the formidable bosses that stand in your way.

As your victories rack up, acquire new powers and abilities for both yourself and your Guardians, ultimately becoming a true Master of Anima.

Masters of Anima (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 10th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Gotcha Racing Second

Today, Arc System Works announced that their next game on Nintendo Switch would be Gotcha Racing Second, a “sequel” to Gotcha Racing on Nintendo 3DS.

Here’s a trailer and some screenshots:

Gotcha Racing Second (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 29th worldwide, and will cost 1 200 Yen / 9.99€ / $9.99. You can find more details about it over at the official website! The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Famitsu

Lumines Remastered

Here’s some more screenshots for Lumines Remastered:

Lumines Remastered (Switch) comes out in May, worldwide.

Source: 4Gamer

Manticore – Galaxy on Fire

Manticore – Galaxy on Fire was initially supposed to be released today (tomorrow in Japan), but it’s been delayed to an unspecified date. If you’ve already pre-purchased the game, there’s nothing to worry about: the game will still unlock normally when it’s finally released. The new release date will be announced in the “comin days”.

The Upcoming Games page has been updated!


Yesterday, Choice Provisions posted another blog post on the official Nicalis blog post, about Runner3… or rather, CommanderVideo himself. Ever wondered why he’s all black and oh, so awesome? How he actualyl came to be? Then click here to find out for yourself!

Runner3 (Switch) comes out on May 22nd in Europe and North America.


Here’s the latest video clip for Wargroove:

Wargroove (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Feudal Alloy

Here’s the latest video clip for Feudal Alloy:

And here’s a screenshot:

Feudal Alloy (Switch) comes out this Summer in Europe and North America.

Source: Attu Games (Twitter)


Here’s the character profile for Jetstream in Trailblazers:

Trailblazers (Switch – eShop) comes out this Spring in Europe and North America.

Source: official Twitter account

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

Here’s the launch trailer for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on Nintendo Switch:

The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition

Teyon has announced that The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition would be released on March 29th in Japan, where it will cost 1 500 Yen. Here’s some screenshots:

The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 29th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Gamer


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