Nintendo eShop Update Week 42

This week’s line-up of Nintendo eShop games coming to Japan including Mario Kart Live, Hardcore Mecha, Yomi wo Saku Hana, and more.

Available this week

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
¥0 (¥10,978 for the kart)
October 16, 2020

Available as a free download on the eShop, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit sees players race a real-world Mario Kart in their home, which is controlled via their Nintendo Switch, and sees players compete against the Koopalings for victory over eight Grand Prix cups.

AVICII Invector
H2 Interactive
October 15, 2020

AVICII Invector is a futuristic rhythm-action experience that features 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, and can be played either solo, or competitive with up to four players. The neon graphics give a great aesthetic combined with the pulsating sounds of the late DJ.

Ghost Parade
October 15, 2020

Ghost Parade is a side-scrolling action adventure game developed in Indonesia. The game sees you team up with 30 ghostly companions to join a mystical battle to protect the supernatural inhabitants from those who are trying to level their home for profit.

Hardcore Mecha
Lightning Games
October 15, 2020

Hardcore Mecha is a 2D platformer action game features over 50 mecha with 2D animation and plenty of animation cutscenes, along with a Campaign Mode, Survival Simulation Mode, and a Multiplayer Mode for online or local play with up to four players.

Yomi wo Saku Hana
October 15, 2020

This dungeon crawling RPG is set in Tokyo in the 1970s where you aim to both escape from and survive in a labyrinth which is infested with dangerous monsters. Previously available only on Xbox One, Yomi wo Saku Hana is also available as an “Easy Edition” for ¥6,380.

A Fold ApartLightning Rod Games¥2,000
Active Neurons 2Sometimes You¥510
Arcade Archives Super CobraHamster¥823
AVICII Invector:Encore EditionH2 INTERACTIVE¥4,378
Batbarian: Testament of the PrimordialsDANGEN Entertainment¥2,200
CloudpunkMerge Games¥2,570
Crown TrickTeam17¥2,127
G-MODE Archives 20 Magical FantasistaG-mode¥500
Golf ZeroRatalaika Games¥500
Linn: Path of OrchardsRainy Frog¥500
OkunoKA MadnessWorker Bee¥1,840
Ring of PainHumble Games¥2,050
Shooting×BurnFunalter Games¥245
Tricky SpiderRJJ¥500
Vigil: The Longest NightAnother Indie Studio¥2,290

Coming soon

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Select highlights newly added to the coming soon section of the Japanese Switch eShop include Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered which releases on November 13 priced at ¥4,300, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin which releases on November 12 priced at ¥5,478, Bakugan Champions of Vestroia which releases on November 5 priced at ¥4,980, and Shantae and the Seven Sirens which releases on October 29 priced at ¥5,480. All upcoming Japanese Switch releases are listed here.

Playable demos

Demos which released on the Japanese Switch eShop over the past few days include Pikmin 3 Deluxe from Nintendo which releases on October 30, and Death Come True from IzanagiGames with the full game already available. This week’s sole demo is for KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory from Square-Enix!

Downloadable content

Downloadable content this week includes Minecraft’s Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman as part of the “Fighters Pass Vol. 2” in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Also available this week is the “Special Music Pack Vol. 2” for Touhou Spell Bubble which adds six new songs to the game, the “Heroes’ Triumphant Return” expansion card pack for Dragon Quest Rivals Ace, the “Razmi’s Challenges” DLC pack for Indivisible, the first DLC for Osyaberi! Horijyo! Gekihori ~Ana Horisuki Uchu wo Sukuu Tte Nandeyanen~ released adding a Time attack mode, after story content, and new voices, and Hardcore Mecha saw the “Fighters Pass” additional content pack along with several separate items. The “No Future” difficulty has also been added in a free update to Trials of Mana!

Sales highlights

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate

Select highlights on the Japanese Switch eShop include a MAGES. sale with YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. (¥3,300), STEINS;GATE ELITE (¥3,850), Memories Off -Innocent Fille- (¥3,300), ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE (¥3,300), ROBOTICS;NOTES DaSH (¥3,850), Judgment 7: Our World is Ended (¥3,850), STEINS;GATE Divergencies Assort (¥4,290), Memories Off -Innocent Fille- for Dearest (¥3,850), and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Infinite Combate (¥3,850) all at half-price. Visit this page for a full list of every game on sale.

Download ranking

Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  1. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)
  2. Kirby Fighters 2 (Nintendo)
  3. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
  5. Gear.Club Unlimited (3goo)
  6. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Square-Enix)
  7. Final Fantasy IX (Square-Enix)
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
  10. Club House Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo)

Notes: All prices listed are inclusive of tax and do not include discounts unless otherwise stated. Purchase your Nintendo eShop cards from here and find out how to play Japanese Switch games here.