The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!
Nintendo Switch retail
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Capcom, Tue 28th August, $59.99) This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on Nintendo Switch. Take on epic hunts on the go or from the comfort of your own home! Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode! Featuring the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favourites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters! You can join up to three other players for co-op multiplayer action, either online or in person using local wireless.
Blade Strangers (Nicalis, Tue 28th August, $39.99) A malevolent force known only as Lina is devouring data from a vast, interdimensional network of servers overseen by sentient computers called ”motes. ” In desperation, the motes summon heroes from a variety of parallel game worlds to face off against each other in one-on-one combat. The tournament victor has the potential to be awakened as the Blade Stranger—the savior who can vanquish Lina and protect the motes from further harm!
Little Dragons Café (Aksys Games, Fri 24th August, $59.99) Little Dragons Café opens with a twin brother and sister learning to cook and manage a small café with their mother. All was routine until one morning when the twins discover that their mother won’t wake up. Suddenly, a strange old man appears and tells them that they must raise a dragon to save her. Working with three quirky café employees, the twins must wrangle a dragon and run the family business while finding a way to save their mother.
Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition (Double Eleven, Thu 16th August, $29.99) In Prison Architect you will see the impact of your grand design on the lives of your inmates be it a utopic centre for rehabilitation, a brutal Super Max Prison or anything in between.
ACA NEOGEO REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2 (Hamster, Thu 16th August, $7.99) This is a fighting game released by SNK in 1998. It is the 7th title in the Fatal Fury series. New elements have been added on top of refining the previous systems. This entry adds Rick Strowd and Li Xiangfei as playable characters, and Geese Howard makes his return as well! Read our Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 review.
Bad North (Raw Fury, Mon 20th August, $14.99) Your home is under attack. The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Hope is a distant glimmer in the fog, fading fast with every passing moment. As you rise to take your father’s place as ruler, it will fall to you to stage your defences. But make no mistake – this is no fight for victory, but a desperate grasp for survival. Read our Bad North review.
Behind The Screen (Cosen, Today, $9.99) "Behind The Screen" is a suspense puzzle action game, set in Taiwan of an age when the internet was still not common, tracing the life of "a certain murderer", seeking the truth which has been bent and can no longer be distinguished.
de Blob 2 (Nordic Games, Tue 28th August, $29.99) In de Blob 2 Comrade Black and the Inkies are back with a whole new plot to rid the world of color. With all-new help from Papa Blanc and his followers, the Blancs, Blob and his friends will have their work cut out for them bringing color back to the citizens of Prisma City.
Earthworms (SONKA, Fri 24th August, $7.99) Feel the thrill of horror mixed with a dose of humor, beauty, ugliness, and weirdness in the surreal world of Earthworms - brought to Switch especially for you to delve into! Play as Daniel White, a private detective endowed with parapsychic abilities, and solve investigations with the help of his visions. (A demo is also available on the 23rd).
EXTREME POKER (DORASU, Thu 16th August, $4.99) From classic to original, 5 games based on poker rules are included. A new standard for poker games for poker lovers!
Fernz Gate (KEMCO, Today, $12.99) After waking in unfamiliar woods, Alex, an ordinary high schooler living an ordinary life, learns he has somehow ended up in Fernland, a world dominated by conflict and destruction.
Flood of Light (indienova, Today, $4.99) You control a mysterious girl who arrives at a city that is completely flooded with water. Only she possesses the ability to control light. By using the girl's supernatural power, you can solve various puzzles to gradually make the water recede and ultimately save the city. However, by doing so, the true purpose of this mysterious girl will also be slowly revealed to you. Read our Flood of Light review.
HackyZack (Digerati, Today, $9.99) You are Zack. Juggle balls, bounce off walls and avoid fatal falls as you try to make it through more than 100 levels of precision puzzle-platforming.
Kero Blaster (Active Gaming Media, Today, $9.99) You play a bipedal frog employed by the mysterious start-up company "Cat & Frog Inc. ". Fend off enemies seeking to stop you and overcome the challenging landscape as you head toward your destination. When you start the game, you'll likely be surprised by your skimpy amount of life and your crappy weapon. And when the frog runs out of life, he "enters the hospital" and has to restart from the beginning of the stage. Read our Kero Blaster review.
Morphies Law (Cosmoscope, Mon 20th August, $19.99) Morphies Law is a 3rd person 3D shooter where you can steal mass from other players making them shrink while you grow, which balances the game. Size affects everything! what you can do, how you can navigate the different maps, how to play each game mode and more. Customize your Morphie, choose your weapons and go steal some mass! Read our Morphies Law review.
My Farm (Plug In Digital, Today, $9.99) You start with just a hen, an empty field and a few pennies. You have to feed your hen, take care of it and improve its living conditions! If you give it plenty of seed to eat, your hen will lay eggs that you can sell to the Shopkeeper.
Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition (Limited Run Games, Fri 24th August, $14.99) Originally developed by Digital Pictures in 1987 and released in 1992, Night Trap has been completely rebuilt, bringing it to a level of video quality never before seen.
Shio (Coconut Island Games, Today, $12.99) "Shio" is a challenging platformer game in which you deep and moving story by jumping from lantern to lantern. If you like to challenge yourself, you will like Shio as well!
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders (Atypical Games, Today, $9.99) THIS IS THE ULTIMATE WWII AIR COMBAT GAME! You’ll participate in visceral dogfights, protect cities and fleets, bomb enemy structures and even fly through tunnels. Everything is set up in accurately recreated real life locations like Pearl Harbor, Coast of Dover, Midway, Germany and France.
Space Ribbon (Onteca, Fri 24th August, $14.99) The year is 2132 and the earth’s remaining resources have been mined to create Space Ribbon, a reality TV racing platform set in the far reaches of the galaxy. Giant pandas and tigers spew illuminated ribbons of solid space junk from their mouths (space ribbons).
The Low Road (XGen Studios, Today, $14.99) The Low Road is a point-and-click graphic adventure game in which rookie agent Noomi Kovacs must navigate her way through the world of corporate espionage in this dark spy comedy set in the 1970s.
Victor Vran Overkill Edition (Wired Productions, Tue 28th August, Tue 28th August, $39.99) Become Victor, hunter of demons. Forge your own hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Explore ‘Motörhead: Through the Ages’ - a wild tour through the mythos of the loudest band in the world, and enter the Fractured Worlds, a dimension formed from the fragments of broken realms.
Western 1849 Reloaded (NAWIA GAMES, Wed 29th August, $6.99) Back in 1849, when the West was Wild and gunslingers faced off on the street, gold was discovered in the sleepy town of Sunset Bluff. Like a coyote drawn to the scent of blood, the Quicksilver Bandits rode into town to seize the mines and establish the law of the gun.
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So that's your lot for this week's North American Nintendo Download. Go on, be a sport and drop a vote in the poll above, and a comment below with your hot picks!