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
ATV Drift & Tricks (Microïds, Today, $34.99) Tired of 2-wheeled vehicles? ATV Drift & Tricks is the ATV game for you! Come back down to the ground and rack up the drifts. Your tires will pay the price, and so will your opponents!
Spintires: MudRunner – American Wilds Edition (Focus Home Interactive, Tue 27th November, $39.99) Spintires: MudRunner – American Wilds is the ultimate version of the indie hit Spintires: MudRunner, putting players in the driver’s seat and daring them to take charge of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across realistic, physics-simulated landscapes with only a map and compass as guides!
Horizon Chase Turbo (Aquiris, Wed 28th November, $19.99) Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired by the great hits of the '80s and '90s: Out Run, Top Gear, Rush and others. Race your way through the opponents and master the circuits as you relive the classic arcade gameplay with unbound speed limits of fun.
This War of Mine Complete Edition (Deep Silver, Tue 27th November, $39.99) In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
Nidhogg 2 (Messhof, Today, $14.99) Return of the Wurm! The next instalment of the epic award-winning duelling tug-of-war is here! Stab, shoot, slice, or stomp your opponent to gain control of the screen, then book it to your side of the arena. Before long, a new opponent will appear in your way.
99Vidas (QUByte Interactive, Tue 27th November, $9.99) '99Vidas' is a brawler set in a contemporary world, that pays tribute to both the classic and the new in the gaming industry. Brought to you in 16-bit pixelated glory, chock-full of references to not only gaming but also '80s and '90s pop culture.
ACA NEOGEO STAKES WINNER 2 (HAMSTER, Thu 15th November, $7.99) “STAKES WINNER 2” is a horse racing action game released by SNK in 1996. Choose your favorite of 12 horses and grasp victory in heated races! Control your horse like never before! Be wary, as jockeys who break the rules may be punished! ! Make use of the controls, items and training systems to completely dominate the GI Races.
Adventures of Bertram Fiddle Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement (Chorus Worldwide Games, Today, $9.99) Puzzles! Pigeons! And Puns! Take a journey deep into Victorian London with Bertram Fiddle. Explore secret passages, discover hidden objects, meet suspicious characters, solve befuddling puzzles and cringe at puns more terrible than ever as you unravel the mysteries of A Bleaker Predicklement.
Arcade Archives Atomic Robo-Kid (HAMSTER, Thu 15th November, $7.99) 'Atomic Robo-Kid' is a shoot'em up game released by UPL in 1988. The player will control an atomic Robo-Kid sized robot and proceed into the underground dungeon to fight with enemies using several types of weapons. So enjoy various stages in the game whether you're exploring the dungeon using free scroll or playing the battle mode fighting with the enemy one on one.
Battery Jam (Halseo, Today, $15.00) Battery Jam is a local multiplayer game of competitive territorial mayhem! Use the boombox to smash your opponents, capture their tiles, and dominate the arena! Choose one of four Jammers and compete to have the most tiles at the end of every match! Take on your friends or play alone in Free-for-All or Team mode across eight levels!
Bibi & Tina - Adventures with Horses (Markt und Technik, Today, $29.99) Ride as Bibi or Tina over hill and dale through the glorious countryside around Martinshof. Persistent training with your horse will constantly improve your riding skills. Face numerous challenges and demonstrate your strong nerves and sporting prowess in the decisive race in the maize maze!
Bibi Blocksberg – Big Broom Race 3 (TREVA Entertainment GmbH, Today, $29.99) Take to the air! A wild witch rally begins: Bibi and her friends leap onto their broomsticks and explore exciting worlds. With mysterious witches' potions and turbulent aerial manoeuvres, they zoom through the age of the dinosaurs, the Orient, and Transylvania. Whizz-whizz, and off they go!
Coloring Book (QubicGames, Fri 16th November) Coloring Book has 48 beautiful drawings divided into 8 pages with a unique theme: - Jungle and Space are already available - Cats, Ocean, Farm, Girls Room, Construction Site and Dinosaurs are easily purchasable No limits to your creativity.
Destruction (Cosen, Thu 15th November, $9.99) Be part of special forces and fly around the world! International secret organization H has planned terrorist attacks in various places throughout the world in order to destroy world order.
Gem Crash (Double Drive, Today, $5.99) The game is played simply by rotating the map's outer ring. Bounce the ball and destroy the gems within the time limit. If you manage to destroy the PRISM GEM, you will go into Fever Time. This will trigger an opportunity to destroy a BONUS GEM to get bonus points! Try to improve your score by upgrading the ball and by using items!
kuso (Mokuzai Studio, Tue 20th November, $4.99) kuso is a challenging yet fair platformer with a simple aesthetic. You have the ability to run, jump, and leave your own checkpoint. Make your way through acid, long jumps, disappearing platforms, bouncers, giant saws, and much more in this dreadful mechanical world. If you're looking for a game that'll challenge your platforming skills, something excellent to listen to, and a game to master, kuso is the game for you.
Ms. Splosion Man (Twisted Pixel, Today, $14.99) Bigger. Badder. Prettier. . . When Splosion Man is captured by the evil corporation known as Big Science, it's up to Ms. Splosion Man to save the day. In this sequel to "Splosion Man", Twisted Pixel Games raises the bar with "Ms. Splosion Man" and brings you into the action with 50 single player levels and 50 completely unique multiplayer levels playable locally or online. Read our Ms. Splosion Man review.
Panda Hero (TREVA Entertainment GmbH, Today, $29.99) Release the panda in you! Take on the role of the mighty panda and tread your path unerringly. Skilfully dodge your attackers and sweep aside any creatures standing in your way – attack! Discover the exciting world of our intrepid panda hero in this thrilling platform game. Funny, thrilling and action-packed!
Party Hard (tinyBuild Games, Today, $14.99) In Party Hard, you play as someone who is really tired of the neighbors having loud parties. Instead of calling the police, you decide it’s a better idea to kill everyone – using your faithful knife and the environment. The tactical strategy follows a series of killings at parties through-ought the USA.
Please, Don't Touch Anything (ForwardXP, Today, $9.99) Please, Don’t Touch Anything is a cryptic, brain-racking button-pushing puzzle game. Covering for a colleague taking a bathroom break, you find yourself in front of a mysterious console with a green screen monitor showing a pixelated live image of an unknown city. Also present is an ominous red button with the simple instruction to not touch anything!
R-Type Dimensions EX (Tozai Games, Wed 28th November, $14.99) The coin-op classics, R-Type & R-Type II, are together on Nintendo Switch! Fight through all 14 Bydo-infested stages in retro 2D graphics or shiny 3D graphics - and swap back and forth with the touch of a button 'on-the-fly'.
Steamburg (Monster Couch, Today, $4.99) Steamburg is an award-winning puzzle adventure game with story exploration elements and unique gameplay. The game is made by Telehorse, a steampunk games company. It was awarded the Best Upcoming Game at IMGA in San Francisco in March 2017. The main character, professor Vincent Cornelius Moore, fights robots that invaded the city of Steamburg.
Stump (SimFabric, Fri 23rd November, $2.29) The Brave Stump sets out to chase lumberjacks through which he is no longer a beautiful tree. Guide Stump through five lands, collect lost leaves and help him regain his former shape. The second game mode allows you to breed wonderful trees, starting with seeds and pots with soil.
Super Hydorah (Abylight, Thu 15th November, $19.99) An evil force has launched an invasion over the Omios star! Fly with the space fleet in a campaign to liberate planets, destroy enemy bases and discover the mysterious force behind the attack.
Swamp Defense 2 (EntwicklerX, Thu 15th November, $2.99) Swamp Defense 2 is a classic tower defense game with unique weapons and monsters as enemies for any beginner or defensive specialists. Fight countless enemies with a huge selection of gun turrets (in the form of comic heroes) and additional helpers (mines, air support, block wall) on more than 60 maps.
Teddy the Wanderer: Kayaking (Forever Entertainment, Thu 15th November, $9.99) Join two friends on a beautiful journey among nature! Teddy The Wanderer and his friend Piglet take an advantage of a spring weather and go on a kayaking trip! The entertaining and violence free story will keep children occupied for hours. Roam the colorful, hand-painted locations and meet Mr. Catfish, who needs a lesson in kindness! An unforgettable adventure, perfect for young minds, mixes fun and a healthy dose of learning. Our lovable characters solve numerous puzzles testing younglings' mathematical skills, eye-hand coordination, logical thinking and perceptiveness.
Waku Waku Sweets (Sonic Powered Co. Ltd., Today, $39.99) Acquire on-the-job experience by making all kinds of confectioneries. As if you were baking in real life! Tilt to pour mixtures, rotate to mix, follow the steps and move the controller as shown on the screen. That's how you cook!
Word Sudoku by POWGI (Lightwood Games, Today, $7.99) It's Sudoku with words! Place letters in the grid according to normal Sudoku rules and one row or column will spell the word. Of course, you can switch back to number mode if you prefer. Word Sudoku by POWGI includes 240 unique and beautifully symmetrical Word Sudoku puzzles, graded for difficulty from beginner to expert.
Zeus Quest Remastered (Crazysoft, Today, $8.99) 'Zeus Quest Remastered' is a silly point and click adventure game with light-hearted humour. It combines Greek Mythology with Sci-Fi in a twisted way! You control Zeus (Boss of Olympus) which is a wacky character. He tries to fix a time machine to save the planet from explosion. Everything happens in Greek mythology timeframe.
Wii U eShop
Crush Insects (RandomSpin, Today, $0.99) Crush all the ants with your finger or stylus. Do not let them get to your fruits. Reach to the centipede and destroy it.
Japanese Rail Sim 3D 5 types of trains (Sonic Powered Co. Ltd., Today, $19.99) Drive the Ohmi Railway, The oldest existing private railway in Shiga prefecture! Now with five different passenger trains to drive! This game introduces the oldest existing private railway of Japan. The Ohmi Railway is, just as its headquarters, located in Shiga prefecture.
Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals
Nintendo is making it easy to save this season with big savings – up to 50 per cent off on select digital games for your Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS system! Fans can purchase on Nintendo.com or directly from Nintendo eShop to purchase and download games to play over winter break or right away. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points on qualifying digital purchases, so it’s a win-win. This sale runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 28.
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!