It's that time again, dear readers, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week brings a notable retail title, in addition to four Switch eShop games and a couple of interesting options on the 3DS. Without further ado, let's get to it.

Switch Retail Download

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure (Telltale Games, $39.99USD) - For those yet to catch up with this series on Wii U or any other platform, this could be a good way to experience Telltale's narrative approach to the hugely popular sandbox game. This collection includes the full first series (five episodes) and all the Adventure Pass content (another three episodes). Available from 22nd August.

Switch eShop

The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games, $24.99USD) - With the ability for players to jump in using their smart devices, this series of games is a great way to have a laugh with friends on the Switch. This first pack includes the games 'YOU DON'T KNOW JACK 2015', 'Fibbage XL', 'Drawful', 'Word Spud' and 'Lie Swatter'.

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Jackbox Games, $24.99USD) - With this arrival and its predecessor Switch players can get all caught up on this series of fun party game collections. This one includes 'Fibbage 2', 'Earwax', 'Bidiots', 'Quiplash XL' and 'Bomb Corps'. We'll get some friends around and review both this and its predecessor soon.

Magician Lord (HAMSTER, $6.99USD) - More ACA Neo Geo goodness for the Nintendo Switch, this time it's one of the system's earlier games that draws comparisons with Ghouls 'n Ghosts. You use various characters to battle through various areas - we quite liked it in our original Wii Virtual Console review.

Sky Ride (Mutan, $7.00USD) - Previously released on PS4, the idea here is that you fly through battlefields fighting various futuristic foes. Some videos of the game on YouTube don't inspire confidence, but we'll see how it stacks up in a review.

3DS eShop

Chicken Wiggle (Atooi, $14.99USD) - From the same team that brought us the brilliant Mutant Mudds, this brings a chicken and worm together in pixel form to work through a solo campaign, while the built-in level editor means we have all the same tools as the developers to create our own stages. It'll be possible to explore the creations of others and share our own online within the game, so this could be an intriguing release for the 3DS. Our review will be with you soon.

Alchemic Dungeons (CIRCLE Ent., $5.00USD) - This is a turn-based rogue-like game with replayability courtesy of randomly generated dungeons. You can also craft your own unique items to aid your quest.


As always Nintendo of America wants you to browse the eShop and check out the official sales and deals website for discount details.

Those are your new download options for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

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