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Nintendo eShop update includes a Kirby classic for 3DS, one of the year’s best indies for Switch

Plus Baba is You, Assault Android Cactus+, The Caligula Effect: Overdose, and more for Switch

A fight in Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Good-Feel/HAL Laboratory/Nintendo
Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

It’s the end of winter here in the United States, but Nintendo has arrived with a bumper crop of new games. Today’s Nintendo eShop update includes includes a heaping helping of titles for the Switch, as well as one big-name game for fans of their handheld system.

The biggest addition by far is Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, available on Nintendo 3DS. It’s the latest version of the game originally released on Nintendo Wii in 2010, and later on Wii U in 2016. A new “Devilish Mode” has been added to the side scroller, making it just a little bit more difficult. It also includes new minigames featuring Meta Knight and King Dedede. The game will be available March 8.

Also on the menu is the critically acclaimed puzzle game Baba Is You for the Nintendo Switch, available March 13. The deceptively simple game looks like it could be a direct port of a DOS classic, but the metagame shines. Expect to need both good timing and clever turns of phrase to make it out alive.

We’ve included the complete list below.

The next level of puzzles.

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