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!
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (CD Projekt Red, Tue 28th January, $19.99) Thronebreaker is a single-player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics. Crafted by the developers responsible for some of the most iconic moments in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the game spins a truly regal tale of Meve, a war-veteran and queen of two Northern Realms — Lyria and Rivia. Facing an imminent Nilfgaardian invasion, Meve is forced to once again enter the warpath and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge. Read our Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales review.
Knights and Bikes (Double Fine, Today, $19.99) You’ll play as Nessa & Demelza as they explore an ancient island with their pet goose Captain Honkers, riding and upgrading their bikes on a quest for answers. As the story unfolds they’ll face hazards, puzzles, and the gathering forces of an ancient curse with their growing collection of frisbees, water-balloons, toilet-plungers, and a boom-box loud enough to wake the undead. Together our heroines will laugh, learn, and cry - but will the power of their friendship be enough to actually save the island AND each other?
Arcade Archives SAINT DRAGON (Hamster, $7.99) - Set in outer space with detailed graphics, giant space dragon SAINT DRAGON fights fiercely against enemy mechs.
Bridge Builder Adventure (BoomBit Games, Fri 7th February, $14.99) Discover the joys and challenges of bridge-building anew with this new & fresh look at the immensely popular puzzle game formula! Discover breathtaking places, design amazing constructions and immerse yourself in the memorable world of Bridge Builder Adventure!
Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth (Aksys Games, Today, $39.99) Venture into a reimagined steampunk version of 19th century London. Follow the adventures of the poison-skinned maiden Cardia, the men trying to help her, and the mysterious organization intent on capturing her. Experience a visual novel adventure brimming with literary and historical characters including Victor Frankenstein and Abraham van Helsing. Will Cardia find love, or destroy those she cares for? Her story is in your hands.
Cosmonauta (QUByte Interactive, Tue 11th February, $0.99) Cosmonauta is a platform game in which players must overcome a world full of challenging puzzles, which require more than their reflexes, their determination. During a space expedition, our hero experiences issues with the navigation systems on his ship and now needs to face the dangers of the unknown to find his way back home.
Crash Drive 2 (M2H, Fri 7th February, $8.99) Whether you're driving a bus, a classic muscle car, or a monster truck—you go your own way in this multiplayer stunting game. Speed across a huge map equipped with plenty of bizarre terrain to make the race intense. Collect coins, upgrade your ride, and WIN the offroad race!
ELEA: Paradigm Shift (Kyodai, Sat 8th February, $7.99) Elea: Paradigm Shift is a game that takes the player on the deeply personal journey of a woman, whose life is marked by loss, grief, and self-accusation in the aftermath of a global pandemic. Luckily, an Earth-like exoplanet within an achievable distance from the Solar system had been discovered.
EQQO (Nakana.io, Fri 7th February, $6.00) STORY The heartening tale of a mother, a blind child and an Egg - voiced and captioned in many languages. A multi-layered story full of symbols and metaphors about hope, love, nature and everything that connects us. ADVENTURE Four to five hours of exploration and puzzle-solving in sacred lands and monumental temple rooms.
Hair Mower 3D (Rising Win Tech, Mon 3rd February, $5.99) Discover what's under the weeds. There are many adorable objects waiting to be discovered. Be careful of enemies. The enemy is annoying? Try a bottle of milk to knock the enemy away! Enjoy the joy of mowing easily.
Help Me Doctor (Ultimate Games, Mon 10th February, $7.99) We present "Help me, doctor," the game in which the player takes the role of a doctor. His job is to diagnose patients and this is not as easy as it might seem. First of all, our doctor must always be careful with the documentation, signatures etc. Throughout the game, he is carefully monitored by the crooked Ministry of Health. When there is a patient in front of our desk, he mentions three symptoms of the many diseases.
Just a Phrase by POWGI (Lightwood Games, Today, $7.99) A hangman-style word game with a twist. One word in every phrase has been replaced by a homophone to make it tougher to deduce. Like NUCLEAR WAIST or STRIKE THE RIGHT CORD The new phrases sound familiar when read aloud, but have humorous or surreal new meanings.
Kitty Powers' Matchmaker (Fri 7th February, $14.99) Match an endless parade of desperate clients with candidates from Kitty’s little black book and guide them through awkward conversations and dozens of perilous dating dilemmas. As your reputation grows you’ll unlock new date venues, more demanding clientele and upgrades for your agency. Send your hopefuls out with the right look and perfect gift to maximise their chance of finding love. Are you ready to bring romance to the world? Or will you leave a sea of broken hearts in your wake? In this deluxe edition, there are more dating dilemmas for you to help your clients navigate. Customers will also be sporting new looks! Snazzy!
Kunai (The Arcade Crew, Today, $16.99) A traumatic event has shaken the balance of the world. Human life has been almost wiped out by the evil A. I. Lemonkus. Robots roam free across the earth. You take control of Tabby, a killer robot infused with the soul of an ancient warrior.
Marooners (M2H, Fri 7th February, $14.99) Play a wild mix of fun party games as the action regularly switches back and forth between games. Can you handle the switcheroo chaos? Join your friends both on the couch and online while sadistically laughing at their misfortune, or come back to haunt them if you die. Run, jump and slap your way to victory!
Nerved (Playstige Interactive, Today, $8.99) This last case that they have chosen to persuade, will deliver a charnel impact on the couple’s fate, both personally and professionally. Immersive atmospheric environment, large forest area with lots of houses and interior locations as well.
Rolling Sky 2 (Rising Win Tech, Today, $12.99) Do you remember the Parkour's pleasure and excitement through simple fingertip swipes in Rolling Sky? The sequel "Rolling Sky 2" will bring you more visual and auditory feasts. Enter an impressive dream journey in the thrilling musical rhythm challenge.
Rune Lord (Victory Road, Fri 7th February, $6.99) A portal has opened and dark magic is pouring through! Only you can close the gateway and defeat the evil Ice Golem! By creating matches of three or more runes, you'll collect the magic that will allow you to cast spells and complete tasks. But you'll need to hurry: time is short!
SEN: Seven Eight Nine (All 4 Games, Today, $9.99) SEN is a minimalistic zen puzzle game about recognising patterns of numbers, colours and shapes. The rules of the game are taught with absolutely zero instruction - the progression and design of the levels have been carefully balanced to introduce each rule, thereby giving players the sensation of discovering the rules for themselves. Featuring easy to learn rules that are difficult to master, different game modes, and a beautifully relaxing soundtrack.
Shiny Ski Resort (Kairosoft, Today, $14.00) Your story starts with a small hotel on a snowy mountain. Develop land to build a spectacular ski course, and obtain materials for use in constructing new hotel facilities. Make your hotel popular, and your ski course will benefit as well!
Super Korotama (Catness Game, Fri 7th February, $4.99) Super Korotama is an arcade skill game that emulates a classic retro-style arcade machine with different perforated panels, where the user can move a metal ball through a vertical bar that can be raised with the machine's joysticks. The main objective of the game is to put the ball in the correct hole while avoiding the rest of the holes.
The Man With The Ivory Cane - Paris, city of lights turned dark on you. You're a young artist enjoying your life until one evening your girlfriend Sasha goes missing! You're the prime suspect. The only way to figure out what's going on is to take things into your own hands and investigate the whole case.
The Town of Light: Deluxe Edition (Wired Productions, Fri 7th February, $9.99) Play through the eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness. She is searching for answers to the many questions from her past, whilst exploring the place where she spent most of her youth.
The Turing Test (Square Enix Collective, Fri 7th February, $19.99) The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there. Guided only by the station’s AI, Tom, find your way through the facility and discover what it truly means to be human. Read our The Turing Test review.
Thief Town (Skymap Games, Tue 11th February, $7.99) Up to 4 players control identical avatars (the “Thieves”) in a single-screen arena (the “Town”), also filled with other identical NPCs. Players must identify which NPCs are secretly other players and stab them for points, before being discovered and stabbed themselves!
Zero Zero Zero Zero (Ratalaika Games, Fri 7th February, $4.99) Zero Zero Zero Zero is a unique 1-bit low-fi platformer that sets to challenge players in a plethora of levels that will require skill and careful manoeuvring. Dodge, shoot, and jump your way through randomly selected levels as you progress or die.
夕鬼 零 Yuoni: Rises (Tricore, Today, $12.99) A visual novel game, lurking in the dusk "Yuoni: Rises" is a visual novel game where players sit at a desk and relive the characters’ experiences while progressing through the story. The story is set in mid-90s Japan when the Internet was still not widely used and cell phones were owned by a select few adults.
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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!