Nintendo eShop’s New May 18, 2017 Releases

Continuing from last week’s introduction, I finally spent some time with my Nintendo Switch! Not as much as I’d like, but my first impressions were positive. And I’m excited for the upcoming ARMS demo, too.

Anyway, my 3DS is still active, which is great! It gets the most notable release for this week’s eShop update.


Disgaea 5 Complete will launch for the Nintendo Switch on May 23. As the latest in Nippon’s strategy RPG series, fans likely know what to anticipate. Moreover, those who’d like an early look can try a free demo.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a reimagining of the Famicom’s Fire Emblem Gaiden, is almost ready to ride. The latest installment in one of Nintendo’s key properties blends aspects from the classic and modern titles in its lineage, with the same core turn-based mechanics you’re fond of. Alm and Celica both lead their concurrent paths in the story, but will their combined efforts save Valentia? So, go all out tomorrow in the final mainline Fire Emblem game for the 3DS family. A Limited Edition and DLC are available, too.

3DS Fire Emblem Echoes: Limited Edition Bundle
The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition (Image: Nintendo/Intelligent Systems)

Blazing Lazers, for the Wii U’s Virtual Console, was originally released for the TurboGrafx-16. A space shooter with an overhead perspective, you’re tasked with shielding Earth from the Dark Squadron.

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

Nintendo Switch


  • Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical (Flyhigh Works, $7.99)
  • Thumper (Drool, $19.99)


  • Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software, free)

Nintendo 3DS


  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo, $39.99 – launches May 19, will also be available at retail)
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition (Nintendo, $59.99 – launches May 19, available exclusively at retail)
  • DodgeBox (Bidement Entertainment, $1.50 – exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS)
  • Drancia Saga (Circle Entertainment, $5.00)
  • Mysterious Stars 3D: A Fairy Tale (Collavier, $7.99)
  • Mysterious Stars 3D: Road To Idol (Collavier, $5.99)



  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Alm’s Arm
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Celica’s Army

Wii U


  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition (Nordic Games, $19.99 – launches May 23, will also be available at retail)
  • Blazing Lazers (Konami, $5.99 – originally for the TurboGrafx-16)

Nothing listed above catches your attention? Then check out what’s on sale.

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