Nintendo Switch Adds 17 New Games To Eshop This Week

Here's what's new on the Eshop.


Nintendo Switch owners looking for something new to play on the console have a bunch of options to choose from now. A total of 17 games arrive on the Eshop this week, including the first Switch release from Fable creator Peter Molyneux's studio, 22Cans.

Headlining this week's releases is The Trail: Frontier Challenge, a stylish and leisurely adventure game by 22Cans. The Trail puts players in the role of a pioneer who embarks on a journey across an uncharted country. Players can choose a profession, craft items, and trade their wares with other players at campfires.

The Trail: Frontier Challenge
The Trail: Frontier Challenge

This week also sees the return of a couple of dormant franchises, although they may not be quite what fans were hoping for. First is Scribblenauts Showdown, a multiplayer-centric entry in the Scribblenauts series. It was released earlier this week alongside Fear Effect Sedna, a new sequel to the cult classic PS1 game Fear Effect. However, both games feature different gameplay than their predecessors; Scribblenauts trades level-based puzzles for multiplayer mini-games, while Fear Effect Sedna is a real-time tactical game set in isometric environments.

Other new Switch games out this week include the latest ACA Neo Geo game, Real Bout Fatal Fury; the action-platformer Bleed 2; the retro shoot-'em-up Steredenn: Binary Stars; the 8-bit roguelike Bit Dungeon Plus; and the RPG Earthlock. A handful of titles also arrive in the Eshop today, March 9, including platformer/roguelike Flinthook and the puzzler TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom. You can find the full list of this week's new Switch releases below.

Nintendo aired a new Direct presentation on March 8, which revealed a ton of new and upcoming games for both Switch and 3DS. Along with new details about Mario Tennis Aces, Nintendo announced a 3DS remake of Luigi's Mansion, a Dark Souls Amiibo and beta, and a Super Smash Bros. title for Switch. You can read more in our roundup of all the biggest announcements from the Nintendo Direct March 2018.

This Week's Nintendo Switch New Releases

March 6

  • Fear Effect Sedna
  • North
  • Scribblenauts Showdown

March 8

  • ACA Neo Geo: Real Bout Fatal Fury
  • Bit Dungeon Plus
  • Bleed 2
  • Earthlock
  • I, Zombie
  • The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya
  • Midnight Deluxe
  • Steredenn: Binary Stars
  • The Trail: Frontier Challenge
  • World Conqueror X

March 9

  • Flinthook
  • One Eyed Kutkh
  • Spy Chameleon
  • TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom

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