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!
ONINAKI (Square Enix, Thu 22nd August, $49.99) The new Action-RPG, ONINAKI tells the story of one Watcher on a journey to protect Life, after Death. ONINAKI features exciting hack and slash style battles, with deep customization of your daemons and weapons. Experience unique action gameplay combined with a deep and satisfying story.
FIA European Truck Racing Championship (Bigben Interactive, Tue 20th August, $39.99) The European Truck Racing Championship is one of the most spectacular and challenging motor racing competitions. The driving difficulty and many unique race features have been faithfully reproduced with the KT Engine (WRC). In ETRC, like on real-life race tracks, you need to control the temperature of your brakes so they don't overheat. You must also consider the weight of the truck when cornering, monitor tyre wear and find the best tactics for overtaking. The official FIA ETRC game is a completely new option for all fans of racing sims. Read our FIA European Truck Racing Championship review.
RAD (Bandai Namco, Tue 20th August, $19.99) RAD is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced armageddon not once, but twice. Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. But humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper you journey into unknown lands, the more you will expose yourself to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form.
Anode (Kittehface Software, Sat 17th August, $3.99) Colored blocks fall, and they keep falling. You rotate them, and drop them. Faster and faster you align the pieces, creating links of matching color, filling in gaps. You touch a block with a detonator and the entire chain explodes. The blocks above them drop, another detonator touches, and another chain is gone. Then another. Anode reintroduces the classic falling-block puzzle genre, with new twists and challenges! Link blocks back and forth across each other. Match angled couplers to create chains of multiple colors. Earn items and use them to clear your bin. Play Mission Mode and complete randomly-generated objectives for additional challenge.
Arcade Archives X MULTIPLY (HAMSTER, Thu 8th August, $7.99) "X MULTIPLY" is a shooting game released by IREM in 1989. Scientists discovered that the mysterious deaths of the Stun Star system colonists was due to shock from an invasion of parasitic microscopic aliens. They shrink down and deploy Microscopic Fighter X-002 into the victims' bodies. Skillfully use the 3 tentacles you're armored with for offense and defense and destroy the microscopic aliens! The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.
Beholder 2 (Alawar Premium, Today, $14.99) Cold, gray, forbidding walls stretch to the sky. Massive oak doors conceal the most important secrets of the State. This is where fates are decided. This is the Ministry! Welcome, intern! You are now a part of the SYSTEM! We have entrusted you with work of great importance. As part of the Ministry, you are expected to perform your duties with impeccable thoroughness. While you are now at the bottom of the career ladder, that is more than many of your fellow citizens will ever achieve!
Cryogear (PolarityFlow,Adrian Zingg, Today, $19.89) Cryogear is a unique Metroidvania inspired Pixel Art platformer, set in an open sci-fi world and driven by rewarded exploration. Control the reprogrammed clone G. 3. 4. R as he discovers the world, learns new abilities and unveils the mystery of the Emperor AI. Cryogear combines a versatile platformer core with exploration, shoot 'em up and RPG elements to an entertaining new game experience. Explore a dangerous open world with over 50 areas to discover. The changing world is filled with obstacles, boss fights, different enemy types, riddles, hidden areas, minigames and loot for a unique rewarding exploration experience.
Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes (Wed 14th August, $19.99) Life at the convent school isn't easy for Lilli. Only her vivid imagination lets the shy girl escape everyday-drudgery under the stern, watchful eye of the Mother Superior. She diligently works through her chores, no matter how unfair they may be. Her innocent, imperturbable way of carrying out the orders of others has something both tragic and eerie about it. Any resentment, any childlike disobedience is buried deep beneath a seemingly impenetrable shell of sweetness. And if anything goes awry or gets ugly, the jolly censorship gnomes got her back: they put a nice coat of pink paint over all the things Lili would rather not consciously confront.
Escape from the Universe (CAT-astrophe Games, Fri 16th August, $9.99) It’s year 104 of Universal Galactic Calendar; after the destruction of the Earth, human survivors are scattered all over the universe, trying to persevere in the hostile environment of the war-torn outer space. Join the fight as one of the pilots born post-Exodus, travelling through galaxies in search for their meaning of life. Help other survivors, solve the mysteries and fight - all in order to escape from the universe!
FAR: Lone Sails (Mixtvision, Sun 18th August, $14.99) Traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your unique vessel going, overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions. How far can you make it? What will you find? - Master your vessel: Maintain and upgrade your vehicle to overcome numerous obstacles and natural hazards. - Discover a unique world: Explore a desolate dried-out seabed, follow the trails of your people and find relics and buildings, that tell the story of a civilization on the run. - Experience an atmospheric journey: Let the sky full of clouds pass by and heed the wind that drives your sails towards the horizon.
Grave Keeper (Forever Entertainment, Thu 8th August, $9.99) Become a hero and fight against the biggest enemies. Fight and improve the main character to hunt down monsters, dark skeletons, mages and other villains in deepest dungeons. - Fight with enemies, beat bosses, get gold - Find new items to use in battle - Upgrade your skills and be fearless - Versus Mode - compare strength with other knights Grave Keeper is a Hack and Slash game in the fantasy world focused on the fight against The Skeleton King.
Gravity Duck (Ratalaika Games, Fri 16th August, $4.99) Have you ever wanted to be rich? What if you could become rich and control gravity! ? This duck can with your help! Flip, dodge, and traverse mind-bending gravity puzzles in 140 levels in order to grab all the eggs to return to the Maui statue! Need to change direction of your gravity flips? Use the gravity wells to switch the direction you fall in order to get around obstacles and grab the eggs!
In-vert (Victory Road, Tue 20th August, $4.99) Distinct features of IN-VERT are its hardcore approach to platforming genre with puzzle elements and unique art direction. Game narrates the story of a lone robot in search of his disappeared master. In his quest to find the long-lost friend, our hero has to conquer two universes at once, relentlessly switching between two dimensions. Be prepared for some tough puzzles, jumping sequences and retro graphics like you've never seen before.
Ittle Dew (Ludosity, Today, $9.99) Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick Tippsie crash onto a strange island, filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet. Ittle Dew boils down the classic adventure formula until there is only fun left. Fun items We've boiled down the classic adventure formula to just three items, designed to work together in more or less obvious ways. There are hundreds of ways to combine them so experimentation is key! Filled with hundreds of secrets and shortcuts, this game is designed for speedrunning and you're encouraged to complete the game with different setups of tools and weapons.
PC Building Simulator (The Irregular Corporation, Tue 13th August, $19.99) The Ultimate PC Building Simulation has arrived! Build your very own PC empire, from simple diagnosis and repairs to bespoke, boutique creations that would be the envy of any enthusiast. With an expansive marketplace full of real-world components you can finally stop dreaming of that ultimate PC and get out there, build it and see how it benchmarks in 3DMark! Run your own Business The career mode in PC Building Simulator puts you in charge of your very own PC building and repair business. From your own cozy workshop, you must use all your technical skills to complete the various jobs that come your way.
PictoQuest (Plug In Digital, Thu 8th August, $9.99) Challenge your deductive skills by helping our two young heroes on their quest to bring the legendary paintings of Pictoria back! Look carefully at the numbers on the edges of the grid to stop the sneaky wizard Moonface. . . - Face plenty of grids and discover some beautifully animated enemies and artefacts! - Fight baddies (even bosses! ) on the way. Be smart or you could be the target of a critical hit! - Having some issues with a specific puzzle? Head to the shop and spend some gold on powerful magic items. - Try to reach the end of the world map, one puzzle at a time. You'll find villagers giving you special missions, too!
Rogue Singularity (Nnooo, Today, $14.99) Survive the destruction of the galaxy in this fast-paced race through space! A supermassive black hole is tearing the cosmos apart, and one plucky little robot has to race across the shattered fragments of countless worlds, into the heart of the rogue singularity itself! Rogue Singularity is a love letter to the classic 3D platformers, but with a high-tech twist: no two levels are ever the same! Guide your perfectly polished pint-sized pal through a never-ending sequence of procedurally-generated levels packed with out-of-control machines, bizarre alien life, dangerous natural hazards, and diabolical traps.
Tap Skaters (Forever Entertainment, Thu 8th August, $4.99) Most fun, challenging and addictive downhill skateboard racing you’ve ever played! Check out mechanics you've never seen before. Slide & JUMP DOWN! Slide, grind and downhill on your skateboard or scooter. Level up your room and rise to fame. Be faster than your friends, challenge them and yourself! Make slides, flip tricks and grinds. Unlock all funny characters including vikings and sumo wrestlers.
TERRORHYTHM (TRRT) (Forever Entertainment, Thu 8th August, $8.99) In the middle of the 25th century the world has plunged into the totalitarian system of sound isolation that made the world absolute muted. In the world where the silence is the only anthem, you should break the law to bring back the sound and the music to humanity. But while there are those who still remember the melody of the former life, hope remains. We are here to defy terror. Follow the rhythm to defeat the security systems that keep any sound from society. Fight to the music, fight for the music!
VASARA Collection (QUByte Interactive, Today, $9.99) For the very first time, highly acclaimed Japanese Arcade Shoot’em Ups, Vasara and Vasara 2, are made available to the whole world via this package: VASARA Collection! Science Fiction meets History in these arcade classics which take place in an alternate timeline Feudal Japan where technologically advanced weaponry and equipment are a reality, and heroes use flying motorcycles with amazing firepower and fierce melee weapons to destroy their enemies. Fight against warships, battle tanks, giant robots, evil soldiers and rogue Samurais to prevent 1600's Japan from being taken over by tyrannical forces. Read our VASARA Collection review.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution (Konami, Tue 20th August, $39.99) Experience over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history with Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution on Nintendo Switch! Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!
Squarcat (IGOR GAFTON, Today, $0.99) High in the sky, mysterious lands hover. There lives a Squarecat and adventure begins here! Your task is to reach the finish line by solving different puzzles. The game is expanded on two screens. Cute, simple graphics. The game has a soothing atmosphere.
Nintendo Switch - Demos
Devious Dungeon 2 – Demo (Free) – Available Aug. 19
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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!