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.