Nintendo eShop Update – March 30, 2017

Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. MDT,  Nintendo releases titles for the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U. Here are a list of titles releasing of March 30, 2017:

Nintendo Switch eShop:

  • Snake Pass – A unique physics-based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to think like a snake as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and

    climb out of trouble in the latest game from award-winning independent studio Sumo Digital.


  • ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG – “METAL SLUG” is the original entry in one of the most famous action game series ever released. It was originally released by SNK in 1996.
    Players control Marco and Tarma who belong to the Special Forces team known as the “Peregrine Falcon Squad”. They fight to defeat General Donald Morden, in an effort to take back their stolen weapon known as the “METAL SLUG”. Players can utilize various weapons and vehicles such as the METAL SLUG to sway the fight in their favor.

Nintendo 3DS eShop:

New themes for Nintendo 3DS include:

  • Runbow: Bowhemoth Theme
  • Runbow: Music Theme
  • Runbow: Satura Theme
  • Runbow Theme
  • Runbow Theme Bundle

Nintendo Wii U eShop:

  • Pikmin 2 – In this Wii version of the classic Nintendo GameCube sequel, Captain Olimar and his sidekick, Louie, travel to a strange alien world on a mission to pay an employer’s debt. Command squads of Pikmin to help locate valuable treasures, explore mysterious environments and battle pesky enemies along the way. Strategy is key when choosing which Pikmin to deploy for any given task.


Has-Been Heroes, Snake Pass Arrive on Nintendo Switch eShop

While many people are still exploring Hyrule in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we’re getting a slow trickle of new digital releases each week on the Nintendo Switch eShop, including a couple multi-platform titles that just released today.

Has-Been Heroes – $19.99

Publisher: Gametrust
Developer: Frozenbyte

Embark on an epic journey with the Has-Been Heroes, a group of legendary champions once celebrated throughout the kingdom – almost forgotten until the King has one more quest, the most epic of them all:


Click here to buy Has-Been Heroes on the Nintendo eShop!
Has-Been Heroes is also available to buy physically exclusively at GameStop.

Snake Pass – $19.99

Publisher: Sumo Digital
Developer: Sumo Digital


When the tranquillity of Haven Tor is interrupted by a mysterious interloper only the unlikeliest of heroes can save the day! Meet Noodle the Snake and his hyperactive best friend, Doodle the Hummingbird, who together must re-unite the missing Keystones with the magical gates that give Haven Tor its mythical power.

A unique, physics based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to ‘think like a snake’ as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award winning independent studio Sumo Digital.

Click here to buy Snake Pass on the Nintendo eShop!

UPDATE: Snake Pass will be available later today on the eShop by 5:00 p.m. MDT.

Utah Nintendo Community T-shirt available For Sale Via TeeSpring!

It’s been a long time since we made another T-shirt for the group, and we figured it was about time now that made a new one to go with the official name change!

There are men and women’s t-shirts available in red for $14.99. Our t-spring campaign has a goal of 50, so if it doesn’t hit 50, then we’ll have to restart the campaign with a lower goal, but possibly a higher price (the more t-shirts you have toward the goal, the lower the price can be). 10% of the of profit will be donated to the Children Cancer Research Fund. The rest of the money we get from the campaign will go direct back into the group to hopefully fun event ideas we have for the future of the group, including food, SWAG, contests and give-aways.

We’ve also added an option for pick-up at the April event on Saturday April 22nd so that you won’t have to pay shipping!

The campaign ends at around 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 4th, so be sure click the link below to purchase your official Utah Nintendo Community t-shirt before it ends! If you have any questions about this or anything else, please contact Chris ( chris[at]


Utah 3DS StreetPass is Now Utah Nintendo Community (UNC)!

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah 3DS StreetPass has announced an official change to the group’s name. The group will now be called the Utah Nintendo Community (UNC).

Over the last 5 years, Utah 3DS StreetPass has built a close community of Nintendo fans in Utah. While it’s original purpose was to give Nintendo 3DS fans an opportunity to get together, send StreetPass tags, and play multiplayer games together, the group soon evolved into a full Nintendo community. Utah 3DS has held more than 50 events in the Salt Lake area since it was established in June 2012. These events range from casual meet-ups and launch parties for games to unique events like a Nintendo retro gaming museum. The group has even held successful competitive Super Smash Bros tournaments for Salt Lake Comic Con.

With the launch of the Nintendo Switch, the retirement of StreetPass on new Nintendo platforms (at least for now), and with the evolution of the group, the staff found now to be the appropriate time to change the name of the group.

What’s great about Nintendo is that they try to have their platforms bring people together,” said Chris Bennion, co-founder of Utah 3DS StreetPass and UNC. “A simple idea like StreetPass is what inspired us and many others around the world to form these communities and connect with fellow Nintendo fans. With the Nintendo Switch’s core feature of sharing a controller with a friend or stranger, we continue to see new opportunities for our group to grow and thrive, which is very exciting. This group has connected me with many people who I otherwise never would have met, and has created friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Utah Nintendo Community continues to host monthly events in Utah. Here is a list of current scheduled events:

  • Saturday, April 22nd   –          Details TBD
  • Saturday, May 20th     –          Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament
  • Saturday, June 17th     –          Splatoon 2 Tournament
  • Saturday, July 15th      –          Details TBD

Details for these and upcoming events can be found on the Utah Nintendo Community Facebook Event Page and the Utah Nintendo Community website.

You can follow Utah Nintendo Community on Facebook and Twitter to see announcements for future events. You can also follow UNC on YouTube, and Twitch to listen to the GAME & LISTEN podcast and for occasional uploads and streams. Join the private Facebook group to connect and chat with other members outside of our events.

To contact the staff of Utah 3DS, please send an email to chris[at]

DISCLAIMER: Utah Nintendo Community is a non-profit organization and Nintendo fan community based in Salt Lake City, UT. The organization is run by volunteers and is no way endorsed or supported by Nintendo Co., Ltd or Nintendo of America. UNC is not affiliated with Salt Lake Comic Con.

3DS Focused Nintendo Direct Happening on September 1st

Nintendo has announced a that a new Nintendo Direct will broadcast on Thursday, September 1st at 8:00 am MT. In their announcement sent out to press, it specifically states that it will not discuss or mention any news about Nintendo’s new hardware, the NX, but rather will focus on upcoming Nintendo 3DS games. Watch the direct live from the Nintendo Website, Nintendo’s Twitch channel, or from Nintendo’s YouTube channel.

With the focus being entirely on Nintendo 3DS, what do you hope is discussed and announced during the direct?