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
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, Fri 7th December, $59.99) Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as new characters Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley, and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat at new stages based on the Castlevania series, Super Mario Odyssey, and more! Read our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review.
Katamari Damacy Reroll (Bandai Namco Entertainment, Fri 7th December, $29.99) Nintendo Switch is ready to roll... Are you? The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go – now in full HD!
Ark: Survival Evolved (Snail Games, Fri 30th November, $49.99) Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate... and escape! Read our Ark: Survival Evolved review.
Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek (tinyBuild Games, Fri 7th December, $29.99) Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.
SEGA Genesis Classics (SEGA, Fri 7th December, $29.99) Including over 50 titles across all genres, from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat 'em ups, puzzles, old favorites and hidden gems. There is a classic title for every player to enjoy! New features also bring modern convenience to the classics. Save your game at any time, rewind those slip-ups, or customize your controls. Earn bragging rights with online multiplayer and achievements. Read our SEGA Genesis Classics review.
Carcassonne (Asmodee Digital, December 2018, Today, $19.99) Pre-purchase Carcassonne to receive Inns & Cathedrals DLC for free! Make your kingdom come alive with meeples, tiles and tactics! The best-selling tile-based game is now available on Nintendo Switch!
3D Billiards - Pool & Snooker (Joindots, Thu 29th November, $19.99) Step up to the virtual table and show what you can do with a cue! In addition to the pool hall classic eight-ball, you can also play nine-ball, ten-ball and even snooker!
ACA NEOGEO NEO GEO CUP '98: THE ROAD TO THE VICTORY (Hamster, Thu 29th November, $7.99) “NEO GEO CUP '98: THE ROAD TO THE VICTORY” is a soccer game released by SNK in 1998. Take control of a legendary soccer team and aim for the World Championship trophy!
Arcade Archives ROUTE 16 (HAMSTER, Co., Thu 29th November, $7.99) “ROUTE 16” is an action game released by SUN ELECTRONICS CORP in 1981. Zoom around the city, dodging past enemies while collecting items to clear the game!
Atelier Arland series Deluxe Pack (KOEI TECMO AMERICA, Tue 4th December, $89.99) Wholly Arland! The 3 parts of the Arland Series released in one deluxe edition! Compiled with much of the DLC that's been released until now!
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX (Koei Tecmo, Tue 4th December, $39.99) First release in the Arland series. The main character Rorona must save her Atelier from being closed by the Kingdom. Using Synthesis, Exploration, and Battle, gain recognition for the Atelier and save it from being closed. See a variety of endings by obtaining a certain level of recognition in a set time period and by fulfilling certain conditions.
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (Koei Tecmo, Tue 4th December, $39.99) The second release in the Arland series. In a search for her missing mother, Totori tours the world of Arland as an adventurer accompanied by her friends. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to fulfil requests, raise her rank as an adventurer and venture into brand new lands.
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX (Koei Tecmo, Tue 4th December, $39.99) Third release in the Arland series. Princess of the small frontier country of Arls, Meruru plans to use alchemy to stimulate the growth of her small country.
Basketball (Sabec, Today, $9.99) Basketball is a fast-paced game that does not need fancy basketball shoes to play - but that doesn’t mean you don’t need skill! It takes practice to win. Show off your best moves on the court - block shots, steal the ball and even make a slam dunk! Have you got what it takes to win the Urban Basketball championship?
Beholder: Complete Edition (Curve Digital, Today, $14.99) Beholder, the narrative award-winning dark dystopian adventure is now on Nintendo Switch! Have you ever dreamed of being a landlord in a totalitarian state, so you can spy and report everyone? Well, it is now possible thanks to Beholder and its original 2D gameplay mixing management and spying mechanics with a choice-driven narrative.
Color Zen (Cypronia, Today, Free) Color Zen is a new kind of puzzle game. With simple, intuitive controls, the game invites you to relax and immerse yourself. There are no points or penalties for failure; just an abstract world of color to move through at your own pace. So put on your headphones and find your way, with Color Zen.
Conduct Together! (Northplay, Today, $19.99) Conduct TOGETHER! is an addictive game of explosive railway action that will challenge your inner conductor. Conduct everything yourself or hand a Joy-Con controller to a friend for a hectic teamwork of commanding trains, switching tracks and avoiding collisions in increasingly challenging action-puzzles.
Desert Child (Akupara Games, Tue 11th December, $11.99) In Desert Child, you are a young and talented hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how you can scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix.
Everspace (Rockfish Games, Tue 11th December, $39.99) Everspace is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, beautifully crafted universe full of surprises. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously as you piece together the puzzle of your existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own unique part of the story to tell.
Guacamelee! 2 (Drinkbox Studios, Mon 10th December, $19.99) Luchador Juan Aguacate is out of retirement for a stunning new Metroidvania-style adventure. Explore a huge, hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled with sassy new villains and weirdos (and a few old friends!).
Kingdom: Two Crowns (Raw Fury, Tue 11th December, $19.99) In the award-winning Kingdom series, players took on the role of a monarch struggling to build their kingdom up from nothing. Hundreds of thousands of players across the world explored, recruited loyal subjects, and defended nightly against the persistent threat of the Greed – but they did so in isolation, and as with all things in Kingdom, nothing lasts... until now.
LongStory: A dating game for the real world (Bloom Digital, Today, $11.89) LongStory, a charming and LGBTQ+ friendly dating sim set at the weirdly lovable Weasel Heights Middle School lets you pick your pronouns as well as who, or even if, you would like to date any of your romanceable friends. On your first day of school you discover that the previous owner of your locker has “mysteriously” disappeared.
Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos (Mad Mimic, Tue 4th December, $14.99) Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos is a couch co-op game for one to four players, with a focus on teamwork and cooperation. Featuring the ability to play as a group with (many) heroes from the Brazilian IP Monica and Friends, everyone must have a different role and help to defend the castles against the smudge horde! Use magical bunnies with unique powers, load them into cannons, and fire them at incoming enemies! Monica, Maggy, Jimmy Five, Smudge and their friends from the Lemon Tree Street need your help on a great adventure!
Rival Megagun (DEGICA, Today, $14.99) Transform into your Mega Gunship boss form to blast your rival head-on in this unique shooting game with a competitive twist. Rival Megagun is a competitive split-screen vertical shmup (or shoot 'em up, shooting game, STG) where you transform into a gigantic boss ship - your ""Mega Gunship"" - to invade your opponent's screen. Read our Rival Megagun review.
Santa Tracker (Onteca, Fri 7th December, $2.99) The only place to track Santa on Nintendo Switch! Read Santa's very own blog as he prepares for the big day and receive exclusive news stories from the North Pole. Use the Advent Calendar to find out where Santa has been spotted during the run-up to Christmas. Is he working in the toy factory? Going for a ride? or just having a cup of Tea? On Christmas Eve he will travel the world delivering in every time zone from New Zealand to San Francisco just after the kids have fallen asleep.
Ultimate Runner (TREVA Entertainment GmbH, Today, $19.99) Ready, set, go! Terrifying cannibals take up the action-packed pursuit of a daredevil adventurer. Let the wild chase begin! The brave explorer runs for his life with the natives always hot on his heels. Burn some rubber and help the nimble guy escape!
Xenon Valkyrie+ (COWCAT, Tue 1st January, $9.99) Xenon Valkyrie+ is a rogue-like platformer game in which you must fight to the deepest part of a moon and halt the plans of a wicked witch. Obtain many weapons as you fight through a unique, randomly-generated world every time you play.
PixelMaker (Nostatic Software, Thu 29th November, $2.99) PixelMaker Studio is a drawing program designed specifically for making pixel art images, animations and tile-based scenes! Using easy to use tools on your Nintendo 3DS, you can design images as simple or as complex as you like.
Wii U eShop
Call of Nightmare (RandomSpin, Today, $0.99) Deadly horrors fill the world. To survive in this demonic world, you have to kill everything that moves. You will visit different parts of the world, from ancient destroyed cities to forest fringes. Kill zombies, spiders, monsters on your way and survive.
Fortnite Season 7 – Fortnite Season 7 has arrived on the Nintendo Switch system with the smash of a mysterious iceberg. Winter has brought many changes to the Fortnite map for you to explore. Ziplines are a new way to help you travel to and from high terrain. For you seekers of chills and thrills, the new Frosty Flights location and Expedition outposts are outfitted with the new Stormwing planes so you can take to the skies. There are tons of new areas to venture to and secrets to uncover, so stay frosty.
Celebrate the Launch of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game with My Nintendo Rewards – In honor of the release, My Nintendo is also offering a Super Smash Bros. themed January 2019 calendar and wallpapers. Redeem your points to get this cool reward when it’s available on Dec. 7. Don’t forget that My Nintendo users who purchase and register the game by Jan. 31, 2019, will receive a download code for Piranha Plant, which will join the battle as a playable character when it’s available.
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
Three games are coming to the service on Dec. 12, including:
Adventures of Lolo – After the love of his life, Lala, is kidnapped by the devilish King Egger and taken to his haunted castle, our hero, Lolo, sets out to rescue her. The journey is perilous, as the Great Devil’s fortress is guarded by a massive army. But Lolo has a few tricks up his sleeve. Combining clever environmental puzzles with tricky enemies and an engaging style, Adventures of Lolo is a true classic.
Ninja Gaiden – Take on the role of Ryu Hayabusa, a rising ninja in his family’s clan who travels to America to seek vengeance for his father’s death. Fight your way through six challenging side-scrolling chapters/14 stages (not including boss battles) while defeating gangs of street thugs, battling evil ninjas and fighting barbarian bosses by using the deadly Dragon Sword, ninja skills and ninja magic.
Wario's Woods – Control Toad as he scrambles along the bottom of the screen picking up monsters and bombs and arranging them vertically, horizontally and diagonally to clear the screen of enemies. This game features several modes of play, such as basic, lesson and time race. If you like puzzle games like Dr. Mario, you will definitely love this one!
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!