As the weather has warmed up, Nintendo is taking us into the wilderness for this eShop update. The Nintendo Switch and Wii U both get a hot title each.

NINTENDO ESHOP RELEASES – MARCH 30, 2017

Snake Pass is a throwback to the “collectathons” of years past. Noodle the Snake rises to save his home from a mysterious invader, and retrieving the ancient Keystones will grant him the power to do so. Noodle’s body-type will allow him to interact with the world as only a snake can. Snake Pass was developed by Sumo Digital, the studio behind the first-rate SEGA All-Star series. Furthermore, it was scored by David Wise, who’s best known for his work on the Donkey Kong Country series.

Pikmin 2 was the second entry in the under-appreciated series, and its Wii Remote-controlled re-release has graced the Wii U. Pikmin and Pikmin 3 require you to familiarize yourself with their maps while carefully budgeting your resources – time being the most important – but Pikmin 2 lacks that incentive. Instead, you’re challenged through other means, specifically by scouring dungeons with your Pikmin army. However, Pikmin 2 is still great, and you should try it.

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

Nintendo Switch

Games:

  • ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG (Hamster, $7.99)
  • Snake Pass (Sumo Digital, $19.99)

Wii U

Games:

  • Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes (Cypronia, $6.99)
  • Miko Mole (EnsenaSoft, $5.00)
  • Pikmin 2 (Nintendo, $19.99 – originally for the Wii)

Nintendo 3DS

Games:

  • Brave Dungeon (INSIDE SYSTEM, $5.00)
  • Kung Fu Fight (Nostatic Software, $1.99)
  • SubaraCity (CIRCLE Entertainment, $3.99)

Demos:

  • Mercenaries Saga 3 (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)

Themes:

  • Runbow: Bowhemoth Theme (13AM Games, $1.99)
  • Runbow: Music Theme (13AM Games, $1.99)
  • Runbow: Satura Theme (13AM Games, $1.99)
  • Runbow Theme (13AM Games, $1.99)

New Nintendo 3DS

Games:

  • FOUR BOMBS (RCMADIAX, $7.00)

Nothing listed above catches your attention? Check out what’s on sale. Well, Mercenaries Saga 3 is on sale if you enjoyed its demo. Plus, Punch Club and Gourmet Dream, also for the 3DS, are discounted.