It's Christmas! Kind of. And that can only mean one thing: cake! But also seasonal sales, and on the last front it's Nintendo's turn, which gets a selection of festive discounts for a wide range of games on Switch, 3DS and Wii U.
With more than 250 titles currently being discounted, I will spare you the trauma of an exhausting run. Let's examine the highlights instead. Starting with Switch there is little offer from first parties to tempt you, but Capcom goes for everything, with savings on a large number of its titles.
There is the excellent Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (34.99 less than 59.99), Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (31.49 of 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 from 15.99). Resident Evil Revelations (9.59 from 15.99) and Resident Evil Revelations 2 (11.99 from 19.99) get a look, just like the non-Capcom-but-very nice Puyo Puyo Tetris (17.49 instead from 34.99).
On to the Indies, there is a good number of excellent titles to read, 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 & # 39; s Shantae: Half-genius 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, cat-themed casual RPG Cat Quest is 4.49 from 9.99, and delicious murder-puzzler Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is 7.64 from 15.29. Side-scrolling platform fans may 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 far as 3DS is concerned, the most exciting offers are 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 most games from Pheonix. Wright. Ace Attorney Dual Destinies is 5.59 from 19.99, Spirit of Justice and Ace Attorney Trilogy are 8.24 from 24.99, and Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney is 7.99 from 19.99.
The full list, including those about Wii U (and undoubtedly some gems that I have overlooked), should be available on Nintendo's festive offers page – although it is not yet fully functional. It also seems that this is only the first batch of seasonal savings, with more apparently next week. Hopefully we will soon see a number of coupons for first parties.