It's time for yet another Nintendo Download update for North America, and this week we have quite a number of releases to get through. There are two promising titles on the Switch eShop, while the Wii U has two new games and a 'New Play Control' Wii title; on 3DS meanwhile, there are four new titles and a demo. Lots to get through, so let's get on with it!

Nintendo Switch eShop

Snake Pass (Sumo Digital, $19.99) - Released earlier this week, this is an intriguing collect-a-thon physics puzzler in which you manoeuvre Noodle the snake through various detailed levels. There's a bit of buzz around this one and we're currently working on our review, but until then you can check out our interview with the game's composer, David Wise.

Metal Slug (HAMSTER, $7.99) - We've already have Metal Slug 3 on the Switch, but now you can go back to the beginning. As you might expect this ACA release will be blessed with all the usual enhancements, such as screen filters, online leaderboards and much more besides.

Wii U eShop

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes (Cypronia, $6.99) - It's Cube Life with ragdoll physics and guns, basically, taking the previous Minecraft-esque template and adding '80s action hero skins and presumably some hilarity. It has local multiplayer, destructible maps and a map editor, so this could be a fun spin on Cube Life: Island Survival.

Miko Mole (EnsenaSoft, $5.00) - This appears to be a platformer title, with the official profile claiming that there are five worlds with 40 levels in each, which is 200 levels of platforming. That's a lot of content, so hopefully it'll have quality as well as quantity.

Wii U Virtual Console

Pikmin 2 (Nintendo, $19.99) - This is the 'New Play Control' Wii version, utilising the Wii Remote's pointer capabilities. This release does now mean that the entire trilogy is available and playable on Wii U, which is a rather pleasing thing - we enjoyed this Wii version a lot in our original review.

3DS eShop

SubaraCity (CIRCLE Entertainment, $3.99) - At its core this is a game where you match coloured blocks, with the twist being that your combinations and actions level up buildings to create a city. It could be a fun little diversion, so we'll let you know what we think in a review.

Brave Dungeon (INSIDE SYSTEM, $5.00) - The 3DS is jam-packed with retro-styled RPG experiences, and this looks like another to be making its way out of Japan. The story sounds a little typical - explore labyrinths to find 'powerful Magic Items' - but that won't necessarily detract from the game, which looks relatively well produced in publicity footage.

Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nostatic Games, $1.99) - This twitch-reaction runner was previously released on Wii U; there are multiple difficulty modes available and we gave this a recommendation in our Kung Fu FIGHT! review.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

FOUR BOMBS (RCMADIAX, $1.49) - This appears to be conceptually similar to Minesweeper, as you take on randomly generated levels to find and identify bombs on a grid.

3DS eShop Demo

Mercenaries Saga 3 (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)

3DS HOME Themes

Runbow: Bowhemoth Theme

Runbow: Music Theme

Runbow: Satura Theme

Runbow Theme

Runbow Theme Bundle


As always Nintendo of America wants you to check out the official sales and deals website and the eShop to see discounts - confirmed price cuts this week include Punch Club and Gourmet Dream.

That's the line-up for this week's Nintendo Download Update in North America. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

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