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!
Astral Chain (PlatinumGames, Fri 30th August, $59.99) ASTRAL CHAIN is a new Switch-exclusive action game from PlatinumGames, directed by Takahisa Taura, known for his work as the game designer on NieR:Automata, and supervised by Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta series. As part of a police special forces unit in a multicultural futuristic city, players work together with a special living weapon, the Legion, in a synergetic action system of battle and exploration. Read our Astral Chain review.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Activision, Tue 3rd September, $39.99) Immaculately remade from the ground up, Spyro Reignited Trilogy features the exciting and nostalgic gameplay that fans enjoyed years ago with over 100 levels, enhanced reward sequences, as well as the beautiful redesigns of Spyro’s hoard of zany dragons and other goofballs (including Sparx the Dragonfly, Hunter, Sheila, Agent 9 and Sgt. Byrd) and many more.
Bubsy: Paws On Fire! (Accolade, Today, $24.99) From the developers of the BIT. TRIP series comes Bubsy: Paws on Fire! , the latest and greatest in bobcat-based gaming. Oinker P. Hamm is determined to capture every animal in the universe for his 'Amazootorium'. Bubsy, fearing mostly for himself, is just as determined to stop him. Two archrivals stitched together by the cruel knitting needles of fate. No matter who emerges victorious, there is one thing we know for certain: There’s going to be a whole lot of yarn along the way. So, so much yarn.
Root Letter: Last Answer (PQube, Tue 3rd September, $29.99) The return of the best-selling interactive mystery visual novel! Follow in the footsteps of Aya Fumino, a school penfriend allegedly involved in a tragic murder 15 years ago. Explore the prefecture of Shimane, uncover clues, and use the letters you wrote to each other to track down her childhood friends for questioning. But perhaps these friends, now adults living a peaceful life, will not be eager to let their painful memories resurface…
Torchlight II (Perfect World Entertainment, Tue 3rd September, $19.99) Play Torchlight II and receive an exclusive pet Unicorn. Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets - and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands. Torchlight II is fast, fun, and filled to the brim with action and loot. Adventure solo or form a party online with your friends.
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise (YAK, Today, $14.99) You play as Agent A in this stylish secret agent world full of retro-futuristic contraptions, hidden gizmos, gadgets and clever logic based puzzles. But do be warned… Ruby La Rouge is no spy to be taken lightly! Explore a labyrinth of perplexing puzzles in this quirky game of cat and mouse that’ll have you wondering whether you’re the cat… or the mouse!
Arcade Archives WATER SKI (HAMSTER, Thu 22nd August, $7.99) WATER SKI is a sports game released by TAITO in 1983. Control the skier's movements as they follow behind a motorboat and aim for the goal. Jump over any small obstacles to avoid them. If you make a good jump on the jump ramps, you will get lots of points!
Barrier X (HYPETRAIN DIGITAL, Tue 3rd September, $2.99) For this game, “fast-paced” is an understatement! Barrier X will be an ultimate test to your reaction and the ability to make lightning-fast decisions! Just follow these simple rules: don’t stay on Red, shoot your enemies, and feel the speed!
Brunch Club (Yogscast, Today, $16.99) The Main Course - In the main game you can play solo or work together with friends to complete the levels before time runs out! It doesn’t stop there though, online leaderboards mean that it’s not good enough to just complete when you can compete! Can you get the quickest time?
Damascus Gear Operation Osaka (Arc System Works, Today, $19.99) The goal of "Damascus Gear Operation Osaka" is to repay the hero's significant [debt] before the due date. In the [Cosmopolis], GEAR pilots fight day and night in the [Arena] for large sums of Eyn(this world's currency).
Decay Of Logos (Rising Star Games, Today, $19.99) Immerse yourself in the world of Decay Of Logos and unravel its mysteries. Explore old dungeons, battle unforgiving foes and journey through a vibrant interconnected fantasy realm with your mystical elk companion. Embark on a journey of revenge and betrayal set in motion by the destruction of our young adventurer's village at the hands of Crimson Knights.
Farm Mystery (Ocean Media LLC, Thu 22nd August, $9.99) The Happy Orchard Farm is trapped in a nightmare! People are disappearing into the mist that surrounds the town at night in this Farm Mystery. It's up to you to solve the chilling case of this haunted place. Search for clues, solve puzzles and play mini-games to uncover the secrets of the Happy Orchard nightmare. Will you solve the Farm Mystery?
Fin and the Ancient Mystery (Silesia Games, Tue 3rd September, $4.99) Fin must unravel the mysteries of the Clan and find hidden crystal artifacts to protect the world from the ancient Destroyer. The hero will face everything - from tragedy and betrayal to new friends and an incredible adventure!
FUZE4 Nintendo Switch (FUZE Technologies, Fri 30th August, $39.99) FUZE4 Nintendo Switch is a coding application for Nintendo Switch. It has been designed and developed by a team of experienced gamers, programmers, artists and educators. The end result is a language ideally suited to coding games and apps for absolute beginners and seasoned programmers alike.
Grand Brix Shooter (Intragames, Today, $9.99) Board the Brix Core, piloted by Prince Brix himself. Combine aircraft in different ways to gain abilities and grab crystals to boost your firepower. It'll take split-second decisions, expert control, and a bit of luck to survive this gauntlet.
Headspun (Wales Interactive, Fri 30th August, $12.99) Headspun is an FMV/Adventure hybrid set in Cortex; the world of Theo Kavinsky's broken brain. After waking from a five-week coma, Theo finds his life in disrepair. With no memory of the accident, it’s up to Ted and Teddy – the conscious and subconscious voices in his head – to work out what happened, and put his life back on track.
Heave Ho (Devolver Digital, Today, $9.99) Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory. Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs. Customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accouterment in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom. Read our Heave Ho review.
Invasion of Alien X - Earth in Crisis (DOUBLE DRIVE GAMES, Today, $9.99) Aliens are on a terrifying Earth Invasion Tour! Your mission: Fire artillery and protect the base from the enemy flagship. . . Repel the invaders. Deploy weapons batteries delivered by drones wisely, and you can win. The planet's fate is in your hands. Earthlings. . . The counteroffensive starts now!
Legend of the Skyfish (Ratalaika Games, Fri 30th August, $7.99) Legend of the Skyfish is a beautiful level-based adventure puzzler with a unique weapon and tool - a fishing pole! Follow the intrepid Little Red Hook on her journey with the Moonwhale to defeat the monstrous Skyfish. Use your fishing pole as a weapon or a grappling hook, and upgrade it as you go.
Little Racer (All In! Games, Today, $15.99) Little Racer is a dynamic racing game and a great adventure harking back to your childhood. Enjoy various tracks, avoid obstacles and speed for the win. Take the wheel, choose a kart and start the wild ride! Play with your kids… or parents!
Omen Exitio: Plague (Forever Entertainment, Today, $8.99) The oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. ” – H. P. Lovecraft Zanzibar, 1896. Dr. Jake Huntington enlisted in the army to forget the loss of his wife. Yet something sinister and ancient is about to overturn his life forever.
Pacific Wings (Sprakelsoft, Fri 23rd August, $4.99) Pacific Wings is a vertical scrolling shoot-em-up and it features retro-style-graphics. The story plays during the "Battle of Midway" in 1942 where you have to fly an American P-38-airplane against all kinds of Japanese aeroplanes.
Vambrace: Cold Soul (Headup Games, Today, $24.99) Vambrace: Cold Soul is a roguelike fantasy-adventure set amidst a frozen landscape. Plan your expeditions underground, then journey to the cursed city surface with your team of heroes. Wield unique powers, avoid dangerous traps, brave strange encounters, and survive deadly combat! Read our Vambrace: Cold Soul review.
Wilmot's Warehouse (Finji, Today, $14.99) Wilmot's Warehouse is a puzzle game about keeping a warehouse running in tip-top shape. You play as Wilmot, a hard-working warehouse employee tasked with pushing, sorting and stacking a variety of products. Over time more and more truckloads of these products will arrive, gradually filling up the warehouse.
Mario Kart Tour – Pre-registration for the new Mario Kart Tour mobile game has started! If you want to be among the first to be notified once the game is available to download, pre-register now via the AppStore and Google Play. Mario Kart Tour launches for mobile devices on Sept 25.
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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!