Today’s a pretty big day for the Nintendo eShop! Unfortunately, the biggest game honored here today won’t be out until next week, but there’s still plenty to enjoy.

NINTENDO ESHOP RELEASES – 8/10/17

Sonic Mania will roll onto store shelves (and into our hearts) on August 15. I haven’t decided which console I’ll purchase it for, but I promise to review it! Personally, as you probably know, I’m excited for the genuine return to Sonic’s beloved Genesis-era gameplay!

Flip Wars, like Sonic Mania, has a multiplayer mode. Unlike the side-scroller, however, Flip Wars embraces gameplay based around – you guessed it – flipping panels over. It’s a rush to uncover more panels that correspond to your color, and power-ups exist to help you do so. There are three distinct modes and 12 arenas to compete in.

Severed hails from DrinkBox Studios, developer of the acclaimed Guacamelee! and its re-releases. However, Severed follows Sasha and her talking sword through puzzle-solving and combat. And, owing to the game’s name, you can sever your defeated foes’ body parts and adorn Sasha in them to boost her strength. (Conversely, Sonic and his talking friends augment their skills with traditional items.)

Finally, a Monster Hunter Stories demo graced the Nintendo 3DS family today. The full game will be released on September 8, but you can ease the wait with Mania.

Here’s everything Nintendo released on the eShop this week:

Nintendo Switch

Games:

  • ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 (Hamster, $7.99)
  • IRONCAST (Ripstone, $12.99)
  • Flip Wars (Nintendo, $9.99)
  • Phantom Trigger (tinyBuild Games, $14.99)
  • Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games, $9.99)
  • Severed (DrinkBox Studios, $14.99)
  • Sonic Mania (SEGA, $19.99 – launches 8/15)
  • Troll and I (Maximum Games, $29.99 – launches 8/15, will also be available at retail)

Demoes:

  • Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (Ubisoft, free – demo launches 8/14, full game launches 9/12)

Nintendo 3DS

Games:

  • Elminage Original (Ninja Games Japan, $19.99)

Demoes:

  • Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom, free)

Wii U

Games:

  • Final Soldier (Konami, $5.99 – originally for the TurboGrafx-16)
  • Soldier Star (Konami, $5.99 – originally for the TurboGrafx-16)

Nothing listed above catches your attention? Then check out what’s on sale. My Nintendo has some goodies, too, in case you missed ’em.