Nintendo eShop’s New January 19, 2017 Releases

A lot has transpired since last week’s Nintendo eShop update! We saw the Nintendo Switch and some of its games, and Fire Emblem fans were given a specialized Nintendo Direct yesterday. So, are you excited for Nintendo’s 2017 schedule? Some interesting titles arrived this week, too.

Nintendo eShop Releases – January 19, 2017

Star Fox 64 is fondly recalled for instilling our young, impressionable minds with skills we’d need: piloting, shooting and, of course, barrel rolling. Fox McCloud inherited his dad’s Star Fox team, and the quartet of heroic pilots are tasked with stopping the malevolent Star Wolf and Andross from his galactic conquest.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is another entry in the long-running JRPG franchise. The legendary Akira Toriyama crafted more than 250 monsters for this adventure. Furthermore, the 3DS iteration added a plethora of new content. Can you unravel the mystery of the Cursed King and defeat that enigmatic spell caster? You can find out on January 20!

Punch Club is also for the Nintendo 3DS. Assume the role of a Boxing Management Tycoon and discover who’s responsible for your father’s death. Will you progress with honor or will you resort to more… questionable methods?

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World will launch on February 3, but a demo is up to tide you over. As someone who beat the Wii U original, Woolly World is a solid side-scroller. Hopefully they didn’t make too many compromises when porting it to the 3DS.

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

Wii U


  • Mega Maze (Chronova, $3.99)
  • Koi DX (CIRCLE Entertainment, $3.99)
  • Snowball (CRT Factory, $3.00)
  • Toby: The Secret Mine (Headup Games, $9.99)
  • Star Fox 64 (Nintendo, $9.99 – originally for the Nintendo 64)

Nintendo 3DS


  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Nintendo/Square Enix, $39.99 – launches tomorrow, will also be available at retail)
  • Punch Club (tinyBuild Games, $9.99)


  • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, free – full game launches on February 3)

New Nintendo 3DS



Nothing listed above catches your attention? Check out what’s on sale. You should consider Splatoon if you haven’t played it, especially considering recent revelations. Also, Freedom Planet could pump you up for the upcoming Sonic Mania.

Will you download anything this week?

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