It’s Christmas! Sort of. And that can only mean one thing: pie! But also seasonal sales, and on the latter front, it’s Nintendo’s turn, arriving with a selection of festive discounts for a wide array of games on Switch, 3DS, and Wii U.
With over 250 titles currently discounted, I’ll save you the trauma of an exhaustive run-down. Instead, let us scrutinise the highlights. Starting with Switch, there’s little in the way of first-party offerings to wow you, but Capcom’s going all-out, with savings on a large number of its titles.
There’s the excellent Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (34.99 down from 59.99), Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (31.49 from 49.90), Mega Man 11 (19.99 instead of 29.90), The Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 (both 8.99 from 11.99), and The Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 (both 11.99 down from 15.99). Resident Evil Revelations (9.59 from 15.99) and Resident Evil Revelations 2 (11.99 from 19.99) get a look in, as does the not-Capcom-but-enormously-enjoyable Puyo Puyo Tetris (17.49 instead of 34.99).
Onto the indies, there’s a decent bunch of excellent titles to peruse, all with varying degrees of discount. Rhythm-rogue-like dungeon-crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer is 3.59 from 17.99, card-based fantasy adventure Hand of Fate 2 is 16.95 from 22.60, anti-gravity racer Fast RMX is 13.59 from 16.99, and neon-hued boss-rush escapade Furi is 8.99 from 17.99.
Elsewhere on Switch, WayForward’s Shantae: Half-genie Hero is 7.99 from 15.99 and Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is 9.48 from 14.59. Recent Dark Souls-eque boss rush escapade Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is 13.67 from 17.09, feline-themed casual RPG Cat Quest is 4.49 from 9.99, and delightful murder-puzzler Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is 7.64 from 15.29. Side-scrolling platform fans might also be interested in Super Meat Boy (8.39 from 11.99) and Mega-Man-inspired procedural rogue-like 20XX (7.79 from 12.99).
As for 3DS, the most exciting offerings are once again from Capcom. Resident Evil Revelations is 4.99 from 24.99, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is 4.49 from 8.99, Super Street Fighter IV 3D is 4.49 from 17.99, and there are discounts on the majority of Pheonix Wright games. Ace Attorney Dual Destinies is 5.59 from 19.99, Spirit of Justice and the Ace Attorney Trilogy are 8.24 from 24.99, and Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is 7.99 from 19.99.
The complete list, including those on Wii U (and doubtless a few gems that I overlooked), should be available on Nintendo’s Festive Offers page – although it doesn’t appear to be fully functional just yet. It also seems like this is only the first batch of seasonal savings, with more apparently due next week. Hopefully, we’ll see some first-party discounts soon.