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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Super Mario Party (Nintendo, Fri 5th October, $59.99) The original four-player Mario Party series board game mode that fans love is back, and your friends and family are invited to the party! Freely walk the board: choose where to move, which Dice Block to roll, and how to win the most Stars in skill-based minigames. Read our Super Mario Party review.
Disgaea 1 Complete (NIS America, Tue 9th October, $49.99) To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Disgaea series, the groundbreaking game that started it all returns for modern consoles in beautiful HD. Relive the expanded adventures of Laharl, Etna, and Flonne in Disgaea 1 Complete! Read our Disgaea 1 Complete review.
Goosebumps The Game (MADCOW, Tue 9th October, $29.99) The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, Gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight.
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Klei Entertainment, Tue 9th October, $19.99) You must be silent, agile and clever to outwit your opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation. Marked with cursed tattoos giving you heightened senses, every situation presents you with options. Will you be an unknown, invisible ghost, or a brutal, silent assassin?
ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2001 (HAMSTER, Thu 27th September, $7.99) The third entry in the King of Fighters NESTS collection, which reaches its conclusion at last in this tournament! 40 characters in total battle it out with a variety of fighting styles!
Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women (Rainy Frog, Today, $9.99) Complete moving jigsaw puzzles alone or team up with friends and finish them together! Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women contains short videos as jigsaw puzzles that are pieced together to reveal beautiful ladies. The video puzzles capture 10 beautiful Japanese ladies wearing traditional kimono and yukata clothes in various locations such as Kyoto City, by a lake, and relaxing in a hot spring bath. An easy-to-use interface such as separating edge and inner pieces makes solving puzzles fun and relaxing. Tackle the puzzles by yourself, or team up with friends and solve them together.
Batman: The Enemy Within (Telltale Games, Tue 2nd October, $39.99) In this latest chapter from the award-winning studio behind Batman - The Telltale Series, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles.
Bombing Busters (Sanuk Games, Mon 8th October, $6.99) Have a blast! Bomb oodles of nasty critters in a series of 30 wicked mazes! Defeat hellish bosses in heroic fights! Embark on a hilarious journey with the witty Dr. Wallow to conquer the galaxy in this explosively fun arcade game!
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.
Dokuro (SE Mobile and Online, Thu 27th September, $8.99) Arise, lowly skeleton, and rescue the Princess from the Dark Lord's castle! Developers Documentation and Difficulty Selection have been added! You are a nameless skeleton in the Dark Lord's army.
Frutakia 2 (Crazysoft, Today, $3.99) Frutakia is back and better than ever! Match 3 or more fruits and level up! Go ahead and move any row up or down! We dare you to discover its ultra-addictive gameplay, play once and that’s it. Simple and smart gameplay, ideal for short periods of time, like buses, trains. GAME OBJECTIVE: You must make clever groups of 3 or more cascade lines with the same fruits in any direction!
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition (Handy Games, Fri 28th September, $29.99) Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced award-winning platformer. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming.
Hardway Party (Wastelands, Thu 27th September, $1.99) Hardway Party is a fast-paced arcade game. Unlock over 50 unique cars and over a dozen worlds. Play with up to 3 of your friends in versus mode or crazy survival mode. If that's not enough, show off your skills in 6 differently-themed missions. Let’s get the party rollin’!
Hot Gimmick Cosplay-jong (Zerodiv, Today, $20.00) The No. 1 Mahjong arcade game is coming back to Nintendo Switch! The basic mode is playing with NPC. Of course, you are able to enjoy one mahjong after another with girl.
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe (Ghost Time Games, Today, $13.00) Play as Jettomero, a giant, indestructible, and incredibly clumsy robot determined to save the human race. Explore a procedurally generated universe by flying through space and landing on planets while trying not to destroy everything in your path.
Kemono Friends Picross (Jupiter Corporation, Today, $9.99) Picross now has KEMONO FRIENDS! Now you can make dot pictures of cute Friends. There are 300 Picross and Mega-Picross puzzles! Plus Clip Picross, where you solve puzzle pieces to complete an image. Help functions and tutorials to help new players.
oOo: Ascension (EM Studios, Today, $9.99) Indie arcade hit oOo: Ascension is out on Nintendo Switch! Navigate your ship through short but ferociously difficult levels in the shortest time possible without touching any walls, spinning blades, lasers or countless other hazards that will try to destroy you in the process.
Party Crashers (Giant Margarita, Today, $15.00) Fast-paced battle-racing with a retro-future aesthetic for 1-8 players. With over 50 included game modes and almost endless customisation, Party Crashers is amazingly fun out-of-the-box, and then lets you create your own fun.
Revenant Dogma (KEMCO, Today, $12.99) Caine enters a ruins site in search of a feral relic said to be left behind by the gods and meets a mysterious girl in a mask. This strange encounter becomes the catalyst of a grand scheme that will change the worlds of humans and therians. Will this new-found power lead to prosperity or destruction?
Shift Happens (DAEDALICENTERTAINMENT, Wed 10th October, $14.99) The two jello jelly creatures Bismo and Plom got connected in a tragic yet funny accident and thus can exchange their size and abilities at will. Welcome to the world of Shift Happens - the only game out there which doesn't take a closer look at the body mass index and where players are actually forced to work together (and occasionally stab each other in the back).
Six Sides of the World (Dolores Entertainment S.L., Today, $10.00) SIX SIDES OF THE WORLD – ALL HAIL THE PUZZLE LORD! “Six Sides of the World” is a puzzle video game that takes you into an intergalactic journey through different star systems riddled with brain-racking challenges.
Soulblight (My Next Games, Today, $14.99) Soulblight is a dark, unforgiving, top-down action roguelike luring you to cross the thin line between good and evil. Instead of XP grinding, it introduces Tainting Mechanics. While travelling through the shattered reality of the Sanctuary, you will receive personality traits based on your choices.
Splash Blast Panic (Digital Smash, Today, $14.99) SPLASH BLAST PANIC is a multiplayer competitive party game where you must shoot, ram, dodge and overall bully your opponents outside the screen with a variety of water gun-based weaponry. Inspired by old arcade titles as well as newer competitive party games, ruin all your friendships in a variety of stages.
Tangrams Deluxe (Vertical Reach, Thu 27th September, $4.99) It's time to fit in like a tangram master! Turn, flip, and drag shapes together to solve the puzzle and reveal a doodle. A tangram is a Chinese logic puzzle in which you must fit seven pieces into a target shape without any overlapping. Enjoy solving over 200 deceptively simple puzzles in Tangrams Deluxe!
The Midnight Sanctuary (Unties, Today, $9.99) A curious, haunting tale. Is it salvation which the Saint who descended into this isolated village brings... or is it the end of things? An occult horror visual novel wrought by mystical visuals & talented voice artists.
Trouserheart (Kyy Games, Today, $7.99) Unsheathe your sword and journey through a realm filled with monsters, traps and treasures! Defeat monster mobs, slay bosses, hoard treasure and upgrade your sword, shield and armor. Follow your trousers to the world's end and claim what is rightfully yours! Trouserheart is all about fun, instantly accessible, pick up and play hack 'n' slash gameplay with a playful art style and humorous tone.
True Fear: Forsaken Souls (Digital Lounge, Wed 3rd October, $9.99) True Fear: Forsaken Souls combines the best of the psychological thriller with intuitive gameplay mechanics for a mind-bending mystery escape game. If you're looking for a horror game that doesn’t sacrifice the story, this is the game for you! Sceptical that a point and click adventure can be compelling or scary?
Vertical Drop Heroes HD (Digerati, Today, $9.99) Vertical Drop Heroes is a procedural platformer RPG hybrid with roguelike elements, where your hero adventures through randomly generated stages. Armed with a variety of skills and traits, you must use your cunning and reflexes to survive the dangers of each stage, until you face the final boss and uncover the truth behind the game!
My Nintendo Activities – What type of game are you in the mood for this week? Take a 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. Visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/games-with-an-edge for more details.
Earn My Nintendo Points – Can you find Toadette? Search for six hidden Toadette characters on the Super Mario Party site to earn My Nintendo Platinum Points. The more you find, the more points you’ll earn. If you find all six Toadette characters, you can earn a free wallpaper. My Nintendo is also celebrating the Super Mario Party launch. Redeem your points and get new Super Mario Party themed rewards at https://my.nintendo.com/.
Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2 Results – Winning creations for Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument and Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage have now been selected. Be sure to check out all the winning entries, including the runners-up in each category, on the Nintendo Labo Creators Contest Winners’ page. Looking for more DIY projects? Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit is now available.
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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!