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!
Superhot (SUPERHOT, Mon 19th August, $24.99) Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing weapons off fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets. Read our Superhot review.
Hotline Miami Collection (Devolver Digital, Mon 19th August, $24.99) Hotline Miami Collection contains both legendary games in the neon-soaked, brutally-challenging Hotline Miami series from Dennaton Games.
AER Memories of Old (Daedalic GmbH, Wed 28th August, $19.99) The gods of old are forgotten, lost in the events that shattered the world, leaving only fragments of islands in the sky. This mystic world of endless skies, colorful islands and ancient ruins is in danger of falling into darkness. As one of the last few shapeshifters, you are sent on a pilgrimage to the Land of Gods. Uncover the secrets that will help save reality itself.
Arcade Archives VS. GRADIUS (HAMSTER, Thu 15th August, $7.99) "VS. GRADIUS" is a KONAMI’s shooting game released in 1986. Control VIC VIPER to destroy the invading cosmic force BACTERIAN and save the planet GRADIUS. Enhance your machine with power capsules such as lasers and other options, and fight your way through all seven unique and exciting stages!
Deadlings (All In! Games, Tue 27th August, $7.99) Death is lonely. He has zero friends on his FaceTome account and no one to hang out with. So, in order to feel better he begins “Project Deadlings”. Death buys a factory where he can build his laboratory and begin training a massive army of zombie minions. As the army of Deadlings grows, the mazes within the laboratory become deadlier, loaded with puzzles and death-defying traps.
Duck Life: Battle (Wix Games, Sun 18th August, $4.99) Create, train and equip your duck fighter and watch it waddle its way to the top Train your duck's power, health, defence, speed, and special attack abilities in 25 brand new mini games. Explore the world battling other ducks, entering tournaments and completing quests to become the greatest duck battler of all time.
Eight-Minute Empire (Acram, Tue 27th August, $14.99) Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat, is a quick Civilization/Exploration game using card-driven area control. In Eight-Minute Empire, 2-5 players take turns selecting a card from the six displayed. This card gives the player a resource, and also has an action which the player takes immediately. Actions help players take over the map, but the resources are worth points at the end of the game, so players have to balance the two aspects. Players spread across the map in order to collect points at the end of the game by having majority control in regions and continents.
ESport Manager (Ultimate Games, Tue 27th August, $7.99) eSport Manager is a game based on the idea of e-sports competitions, especially the most popular - FPS AND MOBA. Create your dream team by selecting the players who suit you the best. Care for their constant development, train, sign advertising contracts and be active in social media. Thousands of fans aren’t going to come to you on their own, you have to work for it.
Everdark Tower (KEMCO, Today, $4.99) Too many games in the dusty shelf waiting to be played? No problem, this pocket-sized RPG provides you an adequate experience! Here you go an adventure packed with emotion and accomplishment! One day, the time has stopped across the world. Invited by a girl seeking help in the dream, you will be heading for the Curren Town. Solve the mysteries of the clock tower which marked the first passage of time in history, and retrieve the time!
Grandia HD Collection (GungHo America, Fri 16th August, $39.99, Fri 16th August, $35.99) Two quintessential RPGs have finally gone portable on one of gaming's most popular console/handheld hybrid platforms. The highly anticipated GRANDIA HD Collection for the Nintendo Switch is here.
Gurgamoth (QuantumAstroGuild, Fri 23rd August, $9.99) Gurgamoth is the perfect mix of party chaos and competitive strategy, ideal for sitting around on the couch with a couple of friends. Your only weapon is the level itself: a shifting battlefield with different hazards. Gurgamoth is fast, relying on quick timing, but also your ability to read your opponent. Get inside their minds and earn the honor of awakening Gurgamoth.
Hookbots (Tree Interactive, Wed 28th August, $19.99) Battle & challenge your human friends on this multiplayer robot party game: 52 ways to customize your bots & 14 game modes. From knights and dinosaurs, to bounty hunters and space warriors. Choose, customize and crush tons of different bots.
Instant Sports (Plug In Digital, Fri 16th August, $24.99) - 6 sports : tennis, goal keeper, bowling, baseball, rafting and hurdle race. - 20 characters to customise (name, outfit, accessories, hair…).Varied game modes, single player or multiplayer with up to 8 players, 18 playable environments and tons of items to unlock!
Invisigun Reloaded (Sombr Studio, Today, $19.99) Risk versus reward guides your journey through the full-length single player campaign and local/online multiplayer. Vigilance is key as environmental tells such as footprints and other disturbances will point out careless cadets. A massive amount of lovingly-made environments, maps, modes, and abilities – all obsessively balanced – combine for high replayability and a deep path to mastery.
Lines Infinite (Nestor Yavorskyy, Today, $1.99) Lines Infinite is a Numberlink-based puzzle game involving finding paths to connect colored tiles in a grid. 99 brain-teasing Numberlink puzzles, Random level generator, beautiful abstract design, more than 10 color themes, 8 ambient relaxing soundtracks.
Mekabolt (Ratalaika Games, Fri 23rd August, $4.99) Players take the role of a theme park technician that needs to collect batteries to repair the haywire robots. With your handy Mekabolt, use the out of control robots to your advantage to overcome obstacles and obtain the batteries across 100 puzzle platforming challenges. Shoot your trusty Mekabolt to deactivate the robots, use them as platforms, ride them to new heights, and burn pesky underbrush to reach the battery at the end of the stage.
Milkmaid of the Milky Way (Machineboy, Today, $5.99) Experience a story-based puzzle game unlike anything you've ever played before! Raved by critics and players around the world, you play as milkmaid Ruth who lives alone on a remote farm in a faraway fjord. Then one day a spaceship arrives and turns Ruth's life upside down, sending her on a quest that will change her life forever. Milkmaid is a modern take on a much loved genre from the 90's, the point'n'click adventure game. Solve puzzles, explore intriguing settings and experience a gripping story that twists and turns.
Mr Blaster (Forever Entertainment, Today, $1.99) This fast-paced, casual game is set in the colorful cosmic environment with incredibly fun ragdoll physics and easy, well-known mechanics - with a twist! Join a space adventure and take aim at your enemy, shoot with precision and dodge their attacks - with random encounters like flying satellites or asteroids making things more interesting!
Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s (Sometimes You, Wed 28th August, $12.99) Share a heart-to-heart talk, watch a movie together, take a bath, remove a computer virus, help a girl in a tough spot and - if you're lucky - find the love of your life using the color and pattern of her panties. Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s is an adventure game with point-n-click elements (with a risk of swift loss) that tells the story about a guy looking for love renovated in a nostalgic 80s and 90s anime style. To his aid have come the most unexpected of all things: Panties!
Path of Sin: Greed (Artifex Mundi, Today, $14.99) A rookie inspector on her first assignment and her experienced copartner arrive at the scene – a luxurious island in the middle of the ocean owned by a young millionaire, who wants the matter concluded as quietly as possible. A seemingly routine case turns into a tale of machinations driven by greed and a suicide investigation reveals multiple murders. Is anyone innocent? Will you be able to predict the assassin's next step?
Please Teach Me Onedari Shogi (SILVERSTAR, Thu 15th August, $7.99) The Onedari Girls are Shogi novices. When they face a difficult situation, they request a “Do-Over” or “Hint. ” Accept their requests to get along with the girls! When you get to know them better, you will receive a special treat. . . Equipped with a function that helps you feel like you can teach the girls Shogi even if you are a beginner! Shogi game for adults.
Plunge (Spooky Buns Games, Fri 23rd August, $7.99) It's time to take the Plunge! Enter the adventure of Billie, the billionth prisoner of a wacky medieval mega-prison, who longs to find freedom on the other side. Rather than try to climb her way out, Billie realizes the only way to freedom is to escape further into the depths below! Dodge, dash, and defeat a wide variety of guards, creatures, and otherworldly beings bent on preventing passage in this exciting turn-based dungeon plunger!
SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo (SEGA, Today, $7.99) Return to the game that started the successful Puyo Puyo series, one of the most celebrated games in Japan. Strategically stack Puyos to chain your combos while sending devastating Puyos to hinder your opponent. First to clear the screen wins! Revived for Nintendo Switch™, experience a new spin on classic Puyo Puyo with online network battles, rankings, and reverse rotate control. Read our Sega Ages Puyo Puyo review.
SEGA AGES Space Harrier (SEGA, Today, $7.99) Goal: Destroy all enemies. Harrier is in a constant state of motion as he traverses the Fantasy Zone. Can he eliminate all evil, supernatural beasts in order to save Dragon Land? Use your jet laser cannon to shoot while dodging obstacles. Can you beat all stages and reach the end? Play SEGA AGES Space Harrier today! Read our SEGA AGES Space Harrier review.
Snooker 19 (Ripstone, Fri 23rd August, $34.99) Play in every officially licensed tournament as any of the top 128 players in the world including: Mark Selby, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ding Junhui and legends of the sport like Ken Doherty and Jimmy White. This is the most authentic simulation of the sport ever created, with TV-style presentation and commentary, true-to-life physics and advanced artificial intelligence.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts, Thu 15th August, $19.99) You play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter. Realizing the boy is in grave danger, Paul arrives at Ethan’s home of Red Creek Valley, where things turn out to be even worse than he imagined. Ethan has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder, which Paul quickly discerns might not be the only local murder worth looking into. Inspired by the weird fiction and other tales of the macabre from the early twentieth century, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter aims to significantly evolve immersive storytelling in games.
Whipseey and the Lost Atlas (Blowfish Studios, Tue 27th August, $5.99) In Whipseey and the Lost Atlas you play as Alex, a young boy who’s curiosity has landed him in a world of trouble. After finding himself lost in a strange world and being transformed into a magical creature named Whipseey, he must to solve the mystery of the Lost Atlas to return to his original form and go back home.
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Kung-Fu Heroes – Monsters have taken Princess Min-Min and the 10 treasures of the land, and the people have fallen into sorrow. Only Kung-Fu Masters Jacky and Lee can save the princess and retrieve the treasures. Their journey will take them to eight different castles filled with hosts of traps and obstacles. Use punches and the Miracle Kick to defeat the enemies. You will need quick wits and lightning reflexes to make it to the last castle.
Vice: Project Doom – There exists a group of undercover detectives who dare stand up to the evil in the world... They are known as Vice. Officer Quinn Hart, a member of Vice, is on the case and after the truth. High-speed car chases, action-packed battles employing three types of weapons and a mode with three 3D rail-shooting stages all bring this cyberpunk world to life.
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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (Square Enix, Fri 27th September, $59.99) Ready for a grand adventure filled with memorable characters, an enchanting story and classic RPG gameplay that can be taken on the go? This definitive version of the critically acclaimed game features the same sprawling content of the original, but with newly added character-specific stories, fully orchestrated field and battle music, and the ability to switch between not only between HD and retro-inspired 16-bit visuals, but also Japanese and English voice track.
Our Flick Erasers (SAT-BOX) Relive memories of playing with friends in school! Flick your opponent's eraser off the desk! Have a great time playing up with to 4 players in a variety of modes! Play with your family or friends anytime, anywhere! You can use more than 300 types of erasers! You can also create your very own eraser!
World Cruise Story (Kairosoft) Get ready to take the helm of history's grandest, most over-the-top luxury cruise liner for an unforgettably addictive excursion at sea! Deck your own ship with everything from lavish suites and first-class restaurants to casinos and hot tubs! You call the shots as you travel the world, visiting every country on the map--even entertaining royalty with tours truly fit for kings! Put the right facilities next to each other and you'll score big points with passengers and reviewers. Amass enough fame and even celebrities will come flocking when you're in port!
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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!