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
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (NIS America, Tue 13th November, $39.99) 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK! To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on Nintendo Switch. SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features! Read our SNK 40th Anniversary Collection review.
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! (Bandai Namco Games, Fri 2nd November, $49.99) Shake the Joy-Con controller using the Drumstick Grip! Swing down the Joy-Con to make a DON and diagonally to make a KA. HD rumble makes you feel like you're really hitting a drum! Read our Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! review.
Syberia 1 & 2 (Microïds, Today, $34.99, Today, $34.99) In Syberia, join Kate Walker on an extraordinary journey that takes her all the way from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia. You will come across a host of endearing characters and incredible locations as you search for traces of Hans Voralberg, the genius inventor of the automatons.
Crashlands (Today, $14.99) Play as Flux Dabes, a galactic delivery truck driver whose latest shipment gets interrupted by a megalomaniacal alien named "Hewgodooko" who tears her ship to pieces looking for useful tech. Crashlanded on Woanope, you must fight, tame, craft, quest, bossfight, and adventure your way to domination of all the things so that you and JuiceBox, your trusty sidekick/supervisor/robotic cargo palette, can send a message to the Bureau of Shipping and get those packages delivered!
ACA NEOGEO PLEASURE GOAL : 5 ON 5 MINI SOCCER (HAMSTER, Co., Thu 1st November, $7.99) “PLEASURE GOAL: 5 ON 5 MINI SOCCER” is a soccer game released by SNK in 1996. Face off with various teams from around the world, make it through the prelims, get to the finals, and go for the gold in the SAURUS CUP!
Astebreed (Active Gaming Media, Today, $19.99) Blaze through the battlefield in style in your "Crossbreed" - a mech suit built jointly of human and alien technology. Everything is riding on you! The game features vertical-scrolling, side-scrolling, and rail-shooter perspectives all seamlessly integrated alongside each other in brilliantly laid out 2. 5D visuals. The ever-changing gameplay dynamic this creates represents an evolution in the shoot-'em-up genre that helps draw it into the modern era, but the skill level needed to dodge bullets and rout the opposition remains high.
Battlezone Gold Edition (Rebellion, Today, $34.99) Blast through a thrilling rogue-lite campaign for 1-4 players where different environments, enemies and mission types are blended together. No two playthroughs will be the same!
Chalk Dash Carnival (SAT-BOX, Wed 14th November, $7.09) Guide the stick figures running about the blackboard to the finish line! You can scrawl chalk lines directly onto the screen by using the touch controls! Don't go falling into holes or getting skewered by spikes! Get the party going with friends and family! Up to 4 people can play in battle mode at once! Become the chalk master you always knew you could!
Collidalot (Grunka Munka, Fri 9th November, $12.50) Jet-powered hover cars meet full-speed destruction derby chaos! Strap into the torn leather seat of an apocalyptic jet car and grind for your life! All that is left are jet engines, gravity rails, and glory at full-throttle.
Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure (COWCAT, Mon 3rd December, $9.99) Bjorn Thonen, a slob of an antique dealer living in Paris, is robbed one night after coming home drunk. Forced to conduct his own investigation with the help of his neighbor Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair.
Elemental Knights R (WINLIGHT, Fri 2nd November, $22.75) Let's start! Elemental Knights R! Make your own characters and start on a magnificent adventure with a beautiful fantasy world! You can dress up and adventure as you wish with your favorite Cosplay and skills!
Forgotton Anne (Square Enix Collective, Fri 9th November, $19.99) Imagine a place where all that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world inhabited by Forgotlings; living mislaid objects longing to be remembered.
Grim Fandango Remastered (Double Fine, Thu 1st November, $14.99) Something's rotten in the land of the dead, and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest.
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Break Thru (FTE Games, Today, $6.99) Use your machine-gun equipped armored car to break-thru enemy lines.
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Night Slashers (FTE Games, Today, $7.99) Stop King Zarutz and his army of evil undead monsters from taking over the world! The world is overrun by werewolves, vampires and the walking dead. Humanity has little hope of surviving.
MechaNika (Mango Protocol, Today, $5.99) Meet Nika, a brilliant girl that doesn’t fit the world she lives in. Perhaps it’s the chocolate shake with a shot of cognac she carries in her backpack which makes her different.
Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix (CIRCLE Entertainment, Today, $12.99) Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix challenges your tactical nous across a lengthy and challenging campaign. The Kingdom of Dryden has an incredible history thanks to the story of a Phoenix facing down enemies generations ago; now, buoyed by that legacy, King Harold continually seeks conflict.
My Riding Stables - Life with Horses (Sproing, Tue 13th November, $29.99) Make your dreams come true on the stud farm near the old mill: renovate your own riding school, look after your horses and tend the cute little foals. As well as wonderful rides, working in the stables and caring for the horses, you’ll have plenty of other exciting things to do!
Noir Chronicles: City of Crime (Artifex Mundi, Fri 9th November, $14.99) Step into the shoes of Alfred Fox, a private eye with a knack for getting into trouble, and confront the danger looming over your old flame, Barbara Le Purr. Using your own intuition and wide investigation techniques you will follow the intrigue and face many, sometimes deadly, consequences.
Operation Pig (Vikalb, Wed 7th November, $10.99) You are Special Agent Wood and you have worked in the most dangerous missions. You have saved your country hundreds of times. You have been decorated for your courage on several occasions, and over the years, you have become the most feared agent. But now you must be ready for what will be the most dangerous mission that you have faced.
Palm Reading Premium (Crazysoft, Wed 14th November, $8.99) Palm Reading Premium is the most luxury and professional palmistry and chirology software out there developed by crazysoft. You can use it to analyze, read and master your palm lines and palm fingers without knowing anything of hand reading / palm reading. Understand yourself better with simple / quick and entertaining image tests.
Picture Painting Puzzle 1000! (Success, Today, $5.89) According to numbers at the side of the grid to fill in or left blank cells to reveal hidden picture 1000 questions in each 5x5 to 20x20 and 4 levels of difficulty for both beginners and advanced users.
Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition (Kalypso Media, Tue 13th November, $39.99) Your job as the architect and developer is to build world-famous skyscrapers that will be the envy of the entire city, masterpieces of art and engineering. But a skyscraper is more than just steel and glass, it’s an intricate ecosystem, full of people that live and work in the building. They become a complex machine that needs your steady hand to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.
Rage in Peace (Toge Productions, Today, $12.99) Rage in Peace is a side-scrolling adventure game that tells the story of Timmy Malinu, an emotionally numb 27 years old actuary who only has one dream that sets him apart from most people: to die asleep in his pajamas, in the warmth of home, in peace, and with no drama.
Road Redemption (Tue 6th November, $19.99) In the fiery remnants of a once vibrant world, gangs battle for dominance across war-torn highways. When a motorcycle assassin takes out the boss of the richest weapons cartel, the cartel offers a bounty of wealth beyond imagination for the assassin’s head.
Roarr! Jurassic Edition (Klabater, Wed 7th November, $7.99) When the aliens arrived, they didn't come in peace. The invasion was immediate and so overwhelming that humans didn't stand a chance. One thing it wasn't though, was quiet.
Saboteur! (SimFabric, Fri 9th November, $8.00) Saboteur! is classic retro game hit made by Clive Townsend in 1985 for ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer.
Shadow of Loot Box (Ratalaika Games, Tue 6th November, $7.99) If you always thought that there were too few loot boxes in other games, this game is for you! Shadow of Loot Box is an attempt to present what video games can become in the near future.
Sky Force Anniversary (Infinite Dreams Inc., Today, $9.99) The legendary shoot-'em-up is here to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in super-destructive style. Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade games combined with modern visuals, Sky Force Anniversary offers a stunning scrolling shooter experience with an incredible new social gameplay element.
Solitaire (Bigben Interactive, Tue 6th November, $9.99) The card game that everyone loves. Rediscover the classic card game, finally in a digital version that everyone can play! Arrange the cards from Ace to King in the 3 most popular game modes and spend an enjoyable moment indulging in your favourite pastime.
The Bug Butcher (2Awesome Studio, Today, $7.99) The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot'em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space.
The Walking Vegetables: Radical! Edition (Merge Games, Today, $12.99) The world is under attack from vegetables, turned evil by dastardly aliens! You must answer the call and take up arms to defend the planet. Buy weapons, develop your skills and roam from city to city to take out waves of evil veggie monsters. Beware epic bosses waiting in each city to mash you up! Face the challenge alone or with a friend in local co-op. Whatever you do, please save us!
Timber Tennis: Versus (Crunching Koalas, Today, $1.99) Meet Timber Tennis: Versus, an entirely new addition to the Timberman family - a series of games enjoyed by more than 30 000 000 people around the world!
Townsmen (HandyGames, Fri 9th November, $19.99) Develop your tiny village to a grand medieval empire with a thriving economy and happy villagers! Find spots for mining ore, harvest the crops of your farms and collect coins as taxes from your folk. Build jousting fields, taverns, marketplaces and beautify your city with impressive statues, magnificent monuments and lush gardens. But there are also dangers lurking close by. Bandits are in the area, looking to plunder and pillage your peaceful town. Build barracks, guard towers and recruit brave soldiers to protect your citizens from harm. You rule the whole empire from your castle and make sure your inhabitants have fun and stay happy!
Varion (LIGHTMAZE, Today, $12.99) Team up or fight for yourself, build dirty tactics and take advantage of ever-changing dangerous stages in up-to-4 player restless battles to become the supreme ruler of your living room!
Smashing pre-order news!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pre-Purchase + Double Gold Points + Piranha Plant + DLC
Double Gold Points for Digital Pre-Purchases – The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system launches Dec. 7 with a huge roster of fighters, stages, items and modes for fans to dive into. For those who want to be ready to play as soon as it’s released, pre-purchase is available – along with a My Nintendo Gold Points offer. Members will get a bonus of 300 Gold Points* when pre-purchasing the standard digital version from Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). They get even more bonus Gold Points when they add the Fighters Pass. This offer ends at 8:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 6.
Get Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Purchase the digital version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or register your physical game card with My Nintendo by 11:59 p.m. PT on Jan. 31, 2019, and receive a download code** for the Piranha Plant playable fighter. Get the details at https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/#piranha-plant.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass – Get access to five DLC packs with the Fighters Pass. Each DLC pack will be released separately – and includes one new fighter, one new stage and additional music tracks. Fighters Pass purchasers also get a special in-game costume (this downloadable costume will be available starting Dec. 7). Each DLC pack will also be available for individual purchase. Each DLC pack available with the Fighters Pass will be released by February 2020 – check back at https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/dlc for exact timing and more details. Full version of game required to use DLC.
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
Three games are coming to the service on Nov. 14, including...
Metroid – The first installment of the Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’ home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life-forms known as Metroids. With its deep and complex gameplay, excellent music and a rare sense of setting, Metroid establishes a frightening ambience that will haunt and entertain you for a very long time.
Mighty Bomb Jack – The hero of the game, Jack, must make his way through 16 levels of a pyramid in order to defeat the demon Belzebut and rescue the royal Pamera family. Each level is split into two parts: an action zone and a Royal Palace room. Action zones can be split up into several portions and contain power-ups, such as money bags, Mighty Coins and Mighty Drinks, usually hidden in treasure chests.
TwinBee – A hit sensation back in the day, this vertical-scrolling arcade game made its 1986 release on the Famicom in Japan. Guide the spacecrafts, TwinBee and WinBee, as you dodge and destroy waves of aerial and ground enemies to save the island from a ruthless conqueror. Some of the unusual enemies you’ll encounter include kitchen knives, bamboo shoots and octopi, but these spacecrafts have more than enough firepower to blast them out of the sky.
My Nintendo Holiday Sweepstakes – Between 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 12 and 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 20, be sure to enter the Nintendo Holiday Sweepstakes, exclusively for My Nintendo members. Choose your five most-wanted gifts from select products included in the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide for a chance to win a prize pack that’ll make your holidays bright. Head to the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide to get started.
Happy One-Year Anniversary, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! – My Nintendo is celebrating the one-year anniversary for the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp smartphone game with rewards. Redeem your My Nintendo Platinum Points points and get Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in-game rewards or printable Thanksgiving greeting cards for friends and family.
Nintendo eShop sales
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week here.
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!