There’s no shortage of worthwhile games on Nintendo Switch, it’s just a matter of swooping in at the right time to get the most bang for your buck. For some of you, the eShop’s New Year Sale will be it.
A Short Hike ($6.39)ARMS ($41.99)Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 ($9.74)BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! ($6.99)Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ($10.49)Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker ($29.99)Castle Crashers Remastered ($8.99)Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics ($27.99)Creature in the Well ($9.74)Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition ($5.99)Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King ($11.99)Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition ($34.99)FUSER ($39.59)Good Job! ($13.99)Grindstone ($15.99)GRIS ($6.79)Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix ($19.69)Horizon Chase Turbo ($4.99)Hotline Miami Collection ($12.49)Immortals Fenyx Rising ($39.99)Iris and the Giant ($13.49)Just Dance 2021 ($29.99)Katamari Damacy REROLL ($9.89)Killer Queen Black ($9.99)Kirby Star Allies ($41.99)LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 ($8.99)Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection ($19.79)OKAMI HD ($9.99)Ori and the Will of the Wisps ($25.49)Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 ($29.99)Raji: An Ancient Epic ($18.74)R?ki ($11.99)Shinsekai Into the Depths ($14.99)Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! ($13.99)Splatoon 2 ($41.99)Super Mario Maker 2 ($41.99)Terraria ($14.99)The Last Campfire ($10.49)Unrailed! ($9.99)Yoshi’s Crafted World ($41.99)
Note that I said “fantastic games” and not “fantastic deals” in the headline.
This is an eShop sale, after all – and a highly curated one at that. The actual discounts for a lot of these Switch games might seem small, but I think most of these are quality games (even if we are sick of seeing that standard $41.99 sale price on first-party Nintendo games no matter how old they are).
A few recommendations if you’re looking for a nudge: Clubhouse Games (I loved dueling the big-brained AI opponents), Good Job! (it’s a chill “afternoon co-op” sorta game), Grindstone (it’ll last you a ridiculously long time), Curse of the Moon 2 (don’t feel like you must play the original game first), A Short Hike (it’s so lovely), and Shinsekai (a rare Capcom metroidvania). I’m eying Immortals, but I can keep waiting.
I’d also say that $11.99 sounds a heck of a lot better than thirty bucks for Aladdin and The Lion King.
Either way, take a look – the eShop New Year Sale will last until 11:59 p.m. Pacific on January 21.
Jordan Devore Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.