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!
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FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts, Fri 28th September, $59.99) EA SPORTS FIFA 19 delivers a champion-caliber experience on and off the pitch. Led by the prestigious UEFA Champions League, FIFA 19 offers enhanced gameplay features that allow you to control the pitch in every moment. There are new and unrivalled ways to play, including a new mode in the ever-popular FIFA Ultimate Team and a new Kick-Off mode experience.
Mega Man 11 (Capcom, Tue 2nd October, $29.99) Pre-order now to receive a free suite of eight alternative, in-game instrumental piano arrangements for the stage themes when Mega Man 11 releases (at qualifying destinations only). This entry in this iconic series blends classic, challenging 2D platforming action with a fresh look. The stunning visual style refreshes the series' iconic colorfulness, combining hand-drawn environments with detailed, 3D character models.
Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco, Fri 28th September, $59.99) Pre-order and receive Dragon Ball Z Super Butoden (full game), early character unlocks to SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta, 2 exclusive lobby avatars, and 3 stamps.
Arena of Valor (Tencent Games, Tue 25th September, Free) Build the ultimate team with your friends to crush your opponents in the most popular MOBA game! Explore and command a roster of over 39 fearless heroes, with roles including Tank, Assassin, Mage, Support, Warrior and Marksman. Read our Arena of Valor review.
ACA NEOGEO CYBER-LIP (HAMSTER, Thu 20th September, $7.99) “CYBER-LIP” is an action game released in 1990 by SNK. The state-of-the-art scientific army computer CYBER-LIP has suddenly gone rogue! Use a variety of items and weapons to stop the slaughter of all humanity! In two-player mode, two people can work together to take out the target.
Alwa's Awakening (Elden Pixels, Today, $9.99) Use your magic staff and progress through a large interconnected world where you'll solve puzzles, fight enemies and defeat bosses in order to help free the land of Alwa. Explore and uncover the secrets by using your platforming skills in this challenging and charming 8-bit adventure game. Alwa’s Awakening is a game that tries to stay as close as possible to the authentic 8-bit look with sweet pixel art, a soundtrack filled with catchy chiptunes and so much charm it’ll bring you right back to the golden age of video games. With easy to understand controls the game is easy to learn but tough to master, just like how games were in the old days!
Arcade Archives Excitebike (HAMSTER, Co., Fri 21st September, $7.99) “EXCITEBIKE” is a motorcycle racing game released by Nintendo in 1984. In addition to solo qualifying races, there are final races where you face off against motocross riders. Each course has its own variety of obstacles. Use all your techniques to avoid the obstacles as you aim for first place.
Armello (League of Geeks, Today, $19.99) Armello is a grand swashbuckling adventure that combines three styles of play; The deep tactics of card games with the rich strategy of tabletop board games, combined with a character role-playing system. As a hero from one of the clans of Armello, you'll quest, scheme, hire agents, explore, vanquish monsters, cast spells and face off against other players, with one ultimate end goal in mind — storming the palace and becoming King or Queen of Armello. The Kingdom of Armello is as dangerous as it is beautiful, perils, banes and bandits hide around every corner and a spreading corruption known as the Rot is leaving no creature untouched. Read our Armello review.
Demon's Crystals (Badland Games, Fri 28th September, $14.99) Demon's Crystals is a frenetic twin-stick shooter where you guide the Urican demons through countless hazards in order to restore peace to the world. A variety of weapons and power-ups will help you defeat the massive enemy hordes.
Find The Balance (Wastelands, Thu 20th September, $1.99) One of the best physics-based puzzle games in the store! Stack objects and make it steady! Stones, boxes, bananas - whatever you can imagine. Place all the stuff to make a steady tower and have fun finding the balance. Think over, select and rotate elements, cut the line and drop objects gently. Find the Balance is a puzzle like game joining an art of stone stacking with easy but challenging gameplay.
Jack N' Jill DX (Ratalaika Games, Fri 28th September, $4.99) Once upon a time, Jack and Jill, went up the hill, to fetch a pail of water. It didn’t particularly end well for them, and to be honest, things aren’t exactly great for another Jack and Jill either.
Marble It Up! (Marble It Up, Sat 29th September, $19.99) Marble It Up! is the joyful, bouncing, beautiful game you’ve been waiting for. Roll, jump, and master the marble physics to make your way through dozens of breathtaking levels! Experience first-hand the simple joy of rolling while exploring a gloriously psychedelic world full of mind-bending levels and dynamic power-ups.
Monster Loves You (Radial Games, Sun 30th September, $9.99) Live the life of a Monster, from birth in the slime vats to elderhood and beyond, making decisions that affect the world of Monsters and Humans in this storybook adventure.
Moorhuhn Wanted (Higgs Games, Today, $6.99) Howdy partner! Welcome to the Wild West, where lawlessness has broken out in GUN CITY. Trigger-happy desperado chickens have chased the righteous sheriff out of town. Nothing and no one is safe in this once-peaceful city.
Pilot Sports (EuroVideo Medien, Today, $34.99) At PILOT SPORTS everything revolves around a wide variety of aircraft that control and feel differently. Each of them offers a new challenge. You have to fly challenging courses at exotic locations and achieve the best time or score. Various disciplines and a variety of game elements and collectables provide further variety.
Rise & Shine (Adult Swim Games, Today, $14.99) Rise & Shine is a high lethality puzzle game with a bullet-hell twist. Pop your enemies' heads with next-level strategy and cunning. Pull off the perfect boss fight with careful planning and execution. And guide your advanced projectiles to open new areas.
Risk of Rain (Hopoo Games, Thu 20th September, $9.99) Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible.
Rooms: The Adventure of Anne & George (PrismPlus, Wed 26th September, $14.99) "Rooms: The Adventure of Anne and George" is a mystery adventure puzzle game where players move "rooms" that slide like puzzles to escape from the mysterious mansion! - 2P "Cooperation Mode" Only for Nintendo Switch Players will need to work together to move rooms and to clear stages to unveil a new story.
SEGA AGES Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (SEGA, Thu 20th September, $7.99) From the legendary game developers at Technosoft! Battle against the Vios forces and fly as RYNEX in this side-scrolling shmup that enthralled the world with its innovative ideas, beautiful pixel graphics, and a rocking soundtrack.
SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog (SEGA, Thu 20th September, $7.99) SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog includes Mega Play, previously only available in the Sonic the Hedgehog arcade game. Familiar stages will feel new again as you race against time to the finish line. It's a thrilling challenge for seasoned Sonic fans! With features such as Drop Dash from Sonic Mania, Ring Keep Mode, and stage select, Sonic is a fun and accessible game for all players!
The Escapists: Complete Edition (Team17, Tue 25th September, $14.99) The Escapists: Complete Edition brings you the whole original Escapists experience including all DLC packs as well as Fhurst Peak which is exclusive to Nintendo Switch. The Escapists is an award-winning prison break simulation that provides players with the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life. Master the routine, plan your strategy then execute your Escape.
TowerFall (Matt Makes Games, Today, $19.99) TowerFall is the ultimate version of the beloved archery combat/party game, featuring all of the content from Ascension and Dark World, and several Switch-exclusive additions! Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, TowerFall centers around hilarious, intense versus matches - best played against friends, sitting cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master, with a huge amount of gameplay variants, arrow types, power-ups, and levels. And when you need a break from the competition, team up in 1-4 player co-op modes, where you’ll fight off a wide variety of monsters, enemy archers, and bosses. The Switch version includes several new and exclusive features, including 6-player battles utilizing widescreen levels, new gameplay variants, and guest archers Madeline and her reflection Badeline from fan-favorite platformer Celeste! Read our TowerFall review.
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story (PQube, Tue 2nd October, $14.99) BECOME THE GREATEST PRINCIPAL Oversee the development of your hero school, build structures, upgrade facilities, and manage the day-to-day activities of your students DEVELOP YOUR STUDENTS Train your warrior, mage, and ranger students to hone their abilities and unlock powerful sub-classes such as paladin, scholar, harlequin and more!
Wandersong (Humble Bundle, Today, $19.99) A musical adventure where you use singing to save the world! Play as a silly bard who embarks on a globe-trotting journey to learn about the mysterious Earthsong, said to prevent the universe’s imminent end. It's up to you to sing your songs, unlock the world's secrets and make new friends!
Whispering Willows (Akupara Games, Today, $9.99) Young Elena Elkhorn embarks on a harrowing journey to find her missing father and discover the secrets of the Willows Mansion. Aiding her journey is a unique amulet, she received from her father, which allows her to astral project her spirit into a ghostly-realm and communicate with the dead.
- Fortnite Battle Pass Season 6 – Fortnite Battle Pass Season 6 is here! Jump in now on your Nintendo Switch system and start playing. With every new season comes new locations, new gameplay items, a new Battle Pass and more!
- YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad – Today marks the release of the free Moon Rabbit Crew update for both the YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: Red Cat Corps game and the YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: White Dog Squad game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. This new content includes more missions, areas to explore, and Big Bosses to befriend. Players will be able to link their save data from YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: Red Cat Corps and YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: White Dog Squad to get special bonuses.
Nintendo Switch Online – Introducing a new online membership service from Nintendo. With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you will get access to online play in compatible games, a growing library of classic NES titles, cloud backup for your save data in compatible games and more.
My Nintendo Quiz & Sweepstakes – Wondering what to play next? Take this quiz for game suggestions, plus while you’re there you can also enter the My Nintendo “Games with an Edge” sweepstakes for a chance to win a HUGE Nintendo Switch prize pack!
Luigi to the Rescue? – Capture those ghosts, then catch these spooky My Nintendo rewards in October! Help poor Luigi survive a night in a haunted house in the Luigi’s Mansion game, now available for pre-purchase on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. You can also earn Gold Points*** with your pre-purchase of the game. To help celebrate this spooky season, My Nintendo is also offering an October calendar and Halloween-themed wallpapers.
Last Chance for the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Offer! – We’re continuing the launch celebration of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country game with two new rewards. You can redeem your points for a printable Nintendo Switch box art cover or a wallpaper featuring art from the game. Plus, don’t forget that My Nintendo members get free in-game items for purchasing the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game by Sept. 30.
Nintendo eShop sales
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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!