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 comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!
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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Grasshopper Manufacture, Fri 18th January, $29.99) Several years after No More Heroes 2... This time, the setting is a small town in the middle of nowhere in the American South. Badman shows up at the trailer Travis has been living in to exact revenge for the murder of his daughter, Bad Girl, and things go horribly wrong. As they battle it out, the two are sucked into the game world of the legendary game console, the Death Drive MkⅡ. Read our Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes review.
The Raven Remastered (THQ Nordic, Tue 22nd January, $29.99) London, 1964. An ancient ruby is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the footsteps of The Raven, the legendary master thief who disappeared years before?
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (Ackkstudios, Today, $19.99) After witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator, college graduate Alex embarks on an adventure to rescue her, which spirals into an epic quest with stakes higher than he could have ever imagined. Read our YIIK: A Postmodern RPG review.
ACA NEOGEO KIZUNA ENCOUNTER (HAMSTER, Thu 10th January, $7.99) “KIZUNA ENCOUNTER” is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996. Create a team of two fighters and use weapons and your fists to win in single-round sudden death tag-team matches! Experience the feel of an advanced battle system that pairs mid-battle character change-ups and easy commands leading to rush combos!
Apocalipsis Wormwood Edition (Klabater, Thu 10th January, $9.99) In Apocalipsis Wormwood Edition the static woodcuts from the Middle Ages start living their own life, but the medieval philosophy and occult symbolism go beyond the visuals and inspire the story itself. In this game, the music and the graphics work in perfect tandem to immerse you in this bizarre, dreary world.
At Sundown: Shots in the Dark (Versus Evil, Tue 22nd January, $19.99) At Sundown: Shots in the Dark is stealth driven, top-down multiplayer shooter in which up to 4 players compete in both online and local deathmatch.
Bash The Bear (FuryLion Group, Wed 16th January, $4.99) Lead the squad of hedgehog commandos in reclaiming the mushrooms stolen by the lazy bear from the forest animals. Work out a plan, put your prickly friends in place, and light the fuze! Teach the old rascal a lesson – show him who is the boss here!
Bedtime Blues (Forever Entertainment, Today, $9.99) Play as a youngling surviving through the night in the pixelated horror. Your once beloved teddy bear had come to life and became conscious. Wander around your bedroom, searching for clues to unravel the story - but keep a close eye on the room, as each hour it slowly changes. Listen close for when it comes, scare the teddy away with your flashlight, and don’t forget to check under the bed for monsters... Is this nightmare real? Is your bedtime over?
Big Crown: Showdown (Sold Out Sales & Marketing, Thu 10th January, $12.99) Big Crown: Showdown sees friends become foes as they compete for the crown in 4-player local and online multiplayer combat, set over 3 wacky worlds full of medieval shenanigans. Avoid perilous hazards and engage in frantic fights as you attempt to knock your opponents off 15 crazy courses in the ultimate royal battle!
Bubble Shooter DX (EntwicklerX, Thu 10th January, $2.99) Bubble Shooter Deluxe (DX) is a classic bubble shoot game. This addictive classic bubble blast match-three game comes with clean and modern graphics, hundreds of great challenging levels and some nice special items for a better game experience in harder levels.
Crazy Strike Bowling EX (Corecell Technology, Today, $9.99) Join Aiden, Mr. Jenkins and a host of other cute, fun-filled characters in Crazy Strike Bowling EX, a wacky bowling game fit for the whole family!
DYING: Reborn - Nintendo Switch Edition (Coconut Island Games, Today, $9.99,) DYING: Reborn - Nintendo Switch Edition is a highly unique first-person problem-solving puzzle game. In this special edition, we will be introducing you to a whole new story; every shred of paper, every nook and cranny, are scattered with fragments of the past.
Elli (BandanaKid, Thu 10th January, $19.99) A whimsical hand-crafted single-player adventure filled with a variety of puzzles and exciting platforming. Watch your step, there are many dangers to overcome! Discover a delightful world, inhabited by the playful and usually helpful Mandragora. Read our Elli review.
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (Ghostlight, Today, $39.99) Three stories, three paths in three branching stories, friends become foes, foes become friends, and based on your choices, multiple endings can be unlocked! Shape the World, customize weapons by fusing them with fairies and change dungeon stats through World Shaping.
Feudal Alloy (Attu Games, Today, $16.99) Explore an unusual medieval world with a fish-controlled robot, Attu. Improve your combat techniques and skills by smashing many kinds of mechanical creatures in a beautiful hand-drawn world.
Fight of Gods (Digital Crafter, Fri 18th January, $12.99) For the first time ever, gods, holy spirits and mythological characters from around the globe and throughout history will clash in an explosive 2D fighter where the entire world is at stake! Who will emerge victorious from the most destructive combat tournament the universe has ever witnessed?
Football Heroes Turbo (Run Games, Today, $14.99) Blast through the defense and go for the touchdown with uppercuts, tornado kicks, and thunder bombs! Jump into the arcade action in Season Mode and power up every pass, kick, and tackle. Take your team online against other players in real-time multiplayer. Battle your friends on the same screen or over Local Wireless to find out whose team reigns supreme.
Fragment of Marine (Mediascape, Fri 11th January, $4.99) Traverse circles in a mysterious ocean world, and search for your lost memories and your body! Checkpoints are spread out generously throughout the stages, so that even beginners can play the game, whereas special challenges like the Time Attack mode or clearing the whole game without dying ensure that also game veterans and achievement hunters have a good time.
FutureGrind (Milkbag Games, Tue 22nd January, $19.99) Grab your bike and hit the rails in FutureGrind, a stylish stunt-racer all about tricks, skill, and speed. Use your futuristic bike to chain together huge combos on tracks made of floating rails, but watch out: touch the wrong color and you'll explode instantly!
Gunman Clive HD Collection (Hörberg Productions, Today, $3.99) In the year of 18XX, the west is overrun by thugs and outlaws. A group of bandits have kidnapped Mayor Johnson's daughter and are spreading havoc across the land. Gunman Clive must rescue the girl and bring order to the west, then finish the fight in Gunman Clive 2.
Guns of Mercy (Storybird Games, Thu 10th January, $11.99) Guns of Mercy is a game combining shoot and arcade in retro 16bits spirit. 20XX, the Earth is a vast and hostile wasteland. The surface has been rendered uninhabitable since the great war against the alien invasion. To find peace, humanity has been reduced to living underground, but the enemy is getting there!
Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! (Rising Star Games, Today, $14.99) Space... the final french fried-tier! Set out on an intergalactic voyage of discovery, adventure and potato-based puns in Holy Potatoes! We're In Space? ! , combining hard-boiled battles, mashed management and scalloped simulation into a dish that's out of this world!
IHUGU (Arts Alliance, Mon 21st January, $3.99) The rules are refreshingly simple and designed to promote peace and positivity – hug everyone, but only once! This is a fun memory game where quick thinking and the ability to remember who you have hugged and who you haven’t are the keys to success.
Left-Right : The Mansion (Triple Boris, Today, $3.99) Left-Right: The Mansion is a little game about a boy, Billy, whose dog named Gigi ran away inside a big mansion. He must journey through this mysterious place, where he will have to find and remember the right path in order to find her.
Marble Power Blast (EntwicklerX, Thu 10th January, $2.99) Play Marble Power Blast, a Match-3 Bubble shooter game! Get beautiful HD backgrounds in 50 levels and 7 different locations/themes. Unlock the shuffle gaming mode and generate your own levels with random calculated difficulty, marble waves, length and number of colors.
Mars or Die! (34BigThings, Fri 18th January, $19.99) The Interplanetary Spacecraft FORTITVDO VIII carries our Intrepid Explorers who are tasked with Scouting the Martian soil, Fighting the disgusting Martian natives, and Building Defensible Outposts spearheading our inevitable conquest. Our Supremely Illuminated Leader has bestowed upon YOU the honor of commanding them: survive, gather, and build our way to victory!
Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes (Arcade Distillery, Thu 10th January, $7.99) In the aftermath of a great flood, a vengeful leader threatens to conquer the world with the aid of a once lost technology, and only a small but determined army stands in their path. Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes is the definitive release of the 2009 turn-based strategy classic, Mecho Wars.
Mega Mall Story (Kairosoft, Today, $12.00) Design a towering mall of mega proportions! Attract droves of customers and elevate yourself to 5-star status in this mall management simulation game! Add anything from fast food joints to sushi restaurants, stairs and elevators--even a heliport--all with a touch of the finger!
Neko Navy - Daydream Edition (Fruitbat Factory, Thu 10th January, $12.99) Flying cats versus 10,000 soothing characters! What awaits them beyond all those furious midair fights? Witness the world's most shocking ending for yourself! Shoot, evade, and detonate Bombers! "Neko Navy" is an exhilarating horizontal scrolling shooter where you can shoot them up with easy controls.
Number Place 10000 (Success, Thu 10th January, $5.89) The objective is to fill a 9x9 grid with numbers without repeating in all rows, columns and 3x3 squares. 10,000 questions in 4 levels of difficulty from Easy to Expert. Let's choose a question that suits yourself, or challenge harder with others!
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition (Square Enix Collective, Today, $12.99) Surf through a pulsating underworld on platforms YOU pull from thin air, where and when you want, in this psychedelic action platformer. Unlock devastating abilities across 50+ handcrafted levels as you defy gravity to a pumping beat. Read our Octahedron: Transfixed Edition review.
Old School Racer 2 (Riddlersoft Games, Fri 18th January, $7.99) Hey there all you dirt bike fans welcome to the world of Old School Racer, race through a 2D retro world, across 60 unique and amazing levels with twists and turns everywhere. We have a brand new mechanic added to the game... MORPHING! The world will literally morph at times creating extra paths, platforms, jumps and drops to help or possibly hinder your performance.
Rampage Knights (Rake in Grass, Today, $11.99) Rampage Knights is a cooperative beat 'em up game mixed up with randomized dungeon crawling and exploration which you can play alone or with a friend. You play as a hero trapped by a spell in a magical forest. All paths lead you to a nearby ruined castle, infested with goblins, skeletons and other foul creatures. Gear up with awesome and ridiculous weapons and spells and descend into the deep labyrinth below the ruin to face its sinister master!
Samsara: Deluxe Edition (Marker, Thu 10th January, $9.99) While playing in the park, Zee follows a squirrel through a portal to a world of echoes, inhabited by a shadow child. Surrounded by the unknown and trapped in a series of realms both confusing and dangerous, the youngsters must avoid slipping into the pool between dimensions, embarking on a voyage of discovery and awakening they share with the player, up and down staircases, through light and dark, across the upside-down and the right-side-up to their eventual freedom.
Spot The Differences: Party! (Sanuk Games, Today, $4.99) The most complete difference game on Nintendo Switch! Play solo or with up to 3 friends, and see who is the quickest spotter!
The Office Quest (11Sheep, Today, $11.99) Not all heroes wear capes…. some prefer fluffy onesies. The Office Quest is a point & click adventure for all you people who just cannot stay in the office any longer! Solve challenging puzzles and riddles Surprisingly handy objects + your beautiful sharp mind = a clear path towards freedom!
The Shrouded Isle (Kitfox Games, Today, $14.99) Who will you sacrifice, Your Excellency? Sinners in this isolated village try to hide their dark secrets, but heretics must be purged for your salvation.
Voxel Sword (SAT-BOX, Thu 10th January, $7.00) Voxel Sword is an easy to play action game, set in an adorable toy fantasy world, where you can wield various weapons to defeat monsters. This is our toy fantasy world, Voxel. Since ancient times, humans and monsters have worked together and coexisted in peace.
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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 comment below with your hot picks!