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!
Void Bastards (Humble Bundle, Today, $29.99) Forget everything you know about first-person shooters: Void Bastards asks you to take charge, not just point your gun and fire. Your task is to lead the rag-tag Void Bastards out of the Sargasso Nebula. You make the decisions: where to go, what to do and who to fight. And then you must carry out that strategy in the face of strange and terrible enemies.
SuperMash (Digital Continue, Fri 8th May, $19.99) Jume’s game shop is in trouble, and she needs her brother Tomo’s help to save it! Mash together iconic genres to create never-before-seen gaming experiences. Jump through classic Platformer levels with a tactical Stealth character, fight as spaceships in engaging JRPG battles, and more!
HUNTDOWN (Coffee Stain Studios, Tue 12th May, $19.99) In the mayhem-filled streets of the future where criminal gangs rule and cops fear to tread, only the bounty hunters can free the city from the corrupt fist of felony. Lay waste to the criminal underworld and make a killing in this hard-boiled action-comedy arcade shooter.
Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Thunderful, Today, $19.99) Just you and your bike - take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash - all the way from the peak to the valley! Read our Lonely Mountains: Downhill review.
Cloudbase Prime (Floating Island, Today, $9.99) You are lost in the depths of a gas giant mining station where things have gone very, very wrong. Move terrain to clear paths, launch enemies, and fling yourself skyward. Get ready to shoot a lot of robots and jump into the colorful clouds of Cloudbase Prime!
Dark Burial (Drageus Games, Fri 8th May, $3.99) A dark army approaches your lands. It is your duty as first witness and sentinel to report to your people as soon as possible. Or is it too late? Not if your aim is fast and smart! Armed with your sturdy crossbow, slay skeletons, witches and other abominations who will regret leaving the underworld.
Feathery Ears (Ultimate Games, Fri 8th May, $9.99) A retro-styled 3D platformer that lets players come at challenges from whatever angle they want. Ashley Dengra is a 9th-grade artist with a sketchbook to doodle her "Original Characters" like Misa Ikko, the green-haired, feathery-eared fire sword girl with a great fluffy green tail.
Finding Teddy 2 : Definitive Edition (Storybird) A little girl enters a portal to a world of fantasy called Exidus attempting to save her favorite plush friend… In Exidus, King Tarant rules over his kingdom with the love of his subjects. But this harmony creates envy and hatred among the most malicious subjects.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted is a collection of classic and original mini-games set in the Five Nights universe.
FLATLAND Vol.1 (QUByte Interactive, Thu 30th April, $4.99) FLATLAND - Vol. 1 is a fast-paced hardcore platformer featuring hand-crafted levels and Lightning-fast respawns. Help Square survive his journey to the depths of Flatland, a minimalist neon-style 2D world.
Fledgling Heroes (Subtle Boom, Today, $9.99) Leap from the nest into a fun-filled adventure! Meet cute feathered friends, each with their own wondrous story to tell, as they dodge dastardly pirate lizARRrds, dash through frozen forests, dive under sunken temples, and flap their way from fledglings to fully-fledged heroes!
Fury Unleashed (Awesome Games, Fri 8th May, $19.99) It's a game you can even beat in one ultimate combo. Are you up to the task? Ever-changing comic book – Explore the pages of a living comic book where ink is your most valuable resource and each room is a comic panel. Find out why John Kowalsky, creator of acclaimed Fury Unleashed series, is having a creativity crisis and see if you can help him deal with it.
Gerritory (Digital Crafter, Today, $7.99) Gerritory is a 4-player action party game with unique game rules and minimalistic visuals. You and your friends control cube characters to move in various levels and color tiles to score points. The one who is behind the scoreboard can kill another player with a higher point by stepping on them. If you reach the goal point or have the highest point when the time is up, you win!
Ghost Files: Memory of a Crime (Artifex Mundi, Today, $14.99) They say a good story begins with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax. The story of Arthur Christie begins with a painful wake up in a dark basement with an unknown murder victim and memory gaps larger than bullet holes. A moment later the building is surrounded by howling police sirens.
Gravity Rider Zero (QubicGames, Fri 8th May, $6.99) In Gravity Rider Zero, you will be climbing over obstacles, discovering trials to overcome in each level. Giant ramps, lasers, spikes, or good old gravity will try to get in your way. Enjoy a classic solo career progression system: after 3 trails you move onto the next stage.
Highrise Heroes: Word Challenge (Fallen Tree Games, Sat 9th May, $7.99) Following a sudden earthquake, Seb must escape a crumbling skyscraper. Along the way he will make some intriguing new friends, and together they might just unravel the sinister origins of the 'quake, assuming they can evade the mysterious stalker in close pursuit.
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms (Codename, Today) Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is an official Dungeons & Dragons idle game. Idle Champions challenges players to assemble a party of Champions and master the art of Formation Strategy. Players unlock new heroes, upgrade them to reveal special abilities, and collect epic gear.
Infinite - Beyond the Mind (Blowfish Studios, Today, $9.99) Infinite Beyond The Mind is a slick 2D action-platformer where you take on evil Queen Evangelyn Bramann, ruler of The Beljantaur Kingdom as she works towards her dream of world domination. Play as either Tanya or Olga, two girls who have the power to stop the Beljantaur Kingdom’s growing army and take down the evil Queen.
Island Saver (National Westminster Bank, Wed 13th May) Welcome to Savvy! A group of amazing islands need your help! Horrid plastic waste has washed up and you need to sort it out with your trusty Trash Blaster! But look out for the Litterbugs. They love mess and they’re out to muck things up. You need to wash away gloop, collect litter, earn coins and rescue the bankimals!
Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl (The Media Indie Exchange, Today, $14.99) Play as Jay and Silent Bob in a retro 8-bit sidescrolling brawler. Go solo or team up with a friend. Pummel enemies with hard-hitting combos, dash attacks, and elbow drops as well as a random assortment of weapons as you battle your way out of the mall and back to the Quickstop. Read our Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl review.
Jet Lancer (Armor Games, Tue 12th May, $14.99) You are Ash Leguinn: badass pilot, highly paid mercenary, and flight-school dropout. Your day job is fine - the daily grind of dealing with Sky Pirates pays the bills - but nothing compares to the rush of demolishing a ninety-ton mechanical monstrosity at the speed of sound. And you’ll have your chance.
Megabyte Punch (Team Reptile, Fri 8th May, $19.99) Megabyte Punch is an electro beat ‘em up game with platforming elements in which you build your own fighter while playing! Megabyte Punch takes place in a computer universe where you have to protect the Heartcore of your village. You defend your people from the Valk Empire and the dreaded Khoteps in 6 different levels, each with 3 stages and a boss fight!
Monochrome World (CFK, Today, $9.99) The world lost its color all of a sudden. And only the gray remained. Nobody knows how much time has passed since then. I just kept falling from the sky to the ground over and over. I am a raindrop. Then one day, I fell to the place I've never been before.
Our Two Bedroom Story (Voltage, Today, $24.99) The Story: You work for a publishing house and decide to start living on your own. But a coworker’s in your new home? ! “This is my house… but you could live with me.” When your new roommate hands you the key, your secret life together begins
PONG Quest (Atari, Today, $14.99) Embark upon an epic adventure in PONG Quest as you take on the challenge for King and country in a journey across numerous themed dungeons populated with all manner of paddles, puzzles and balls. Customize your hero and take up the challenge in new PONG battle gameplay featuring over 50 different types of balls each with their unique abilities.
Reed 2 (Ratalaika Games, Fri 8th May, $4.99) Reed awakens… to the memories of the old supercomputer… Reed failed. The reboot failed and now the digital world is once again breaking down. Before the old supercomputer malfunctioned, it gave Reed backup files that must be delivered to the Developer.
Relic Hunters Zero: Remix (Akupara Games, Today, $12.99) From the creators of the massively popular Relic Hunters Universe comes Relic Hunters Zero: Remix. Alongside a community of millions of fans from around the world, meet the Relic Hunters as they prepare for landing on their console debut! Follow the crew of the Spaceheart as they run, gun, and dodge their way through unrelenting force as they race for the ancient relics against the evil Ducans.
She Sees Red - Interactive Movie (Rhinotales, Wed 13th May, $9.99) Someone has killed several people at a popular nightclub. A lone detective has been assigned to the case, following every clue … wherever it may lead. In this provocative interactive thriller, NOTHING is as it seems! Make choices. Affect change.
Slayin 2 (FDG Entertainment, Today, $11.99) Engage endless hordes of monsters up close as a valiant knight, or shower them with arrows, bombs, and spells using 8 unlockable heroes with completely different skillsets and playstyles. Face the forces of darkness alone or team up with a friend in local co-op with a drop-in multiplayer feature.
Spirit of the North (Merge Games, Today, $24.99) Spirit of the North is a single-player 3rd-person adventure game inspired by the breathtaking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland. The story takes root from various pieces of Nordic folklore. The game is unique in that it purposefully has no dialogue or narrative. Players must breathe in their surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization.
Stone (Convict, Fri 8th May, $14.99) G’day, I’m Stone. Play this feature-length interactive story (don't expect shooting or winning or losing) and see what happened. Yeah, it was rough, but a good life lesson. Enjoy, and remember don’t do this at home ya bunch of crazy animals. By the way, this story really isn’t going to be for everyone. So enter at your own risk, mate.
Super Mega Baseball 3 (Metalhead Software, Wed 13th May, $44.99) Super Mega Baseball 3 refines the series’ formula with the deepest on-field simulation yet, comprehensive online and offline game modes including a brand new Franchise mode, and vastly improved graphics.
Task Force Kampas (eastasiasoft, Today, $5.99) Drawing inspiration from the golden age of Japanese shoot‘em ups, Task Force Kampas combines retro action with modern conventions, adding new mechanics and randomly generated stages with hand-crafted bosses. In a unique twist, the game can be finished, but skilled players will find a way to continue past the ending and claim even higher scores!
Tennis Club Story (Kairosoft, Today, $14.00) Aim for the ace position of tennis club prestige in this simulation! Your leadership decides if players make it to the big time or bust! Customize your training menu to focus on power or technique, moulding players as you please for competitions, fame, and snazzy sponsors!
The Bullet: Time of Revenge (Art Games Studio, Today, $4.49) Become a Bullet - eliminate bad people using many kinds of weapons, exploring features like driving cars or tanks, flying helicopters or a jet plane. There are many achievements and unlockables that will help spread chaos in the city.
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (Hidden Achievement, Mon 4th May, $16.99) Play Harry Dresden and his friends as they take on the cases from the bestselling Dresden Files novels in the ultimate what-if scenario—what if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren’t there in the original story? The core game includes Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas and plays through the first five novels as well as Side Jobs, a random scenario generator based on the short story collection of the same name.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Bethesda Softworks, 12 May) From Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim, comes The Elder Scrolls: Blades – a classic dungeon crawler reimagined. The Blades, the Empire’s top agents, are forced into exile. On the run, you return to your hometown to find it destroyed. Experience stunning dungeon adventures; create and customise your city, restoring it to greatness; conquer your friends and rivals in epic one-on-one Arena battles; create any character you want and discover unique weapons, armour and abilities; master the never-ending Abyss with a cutting-edge combat system.
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!