Another week, and another impressive new haul of digital delights have arrived in the North American eShop. This week's updates brings it with a selection of new interactive experience, including a handful of Neo Geo classics from HAMSTER, some twin-stick shooters from the indie scene, a sci-fi sports sim, a portable pool club and many more. Most of today's entries are on Nintendo Switch, but there's a few for Nintendo's other platforms, including some new additions to the Virtual Console on Wii U.
Dragon Quest Builders (Square-Enix, $49.99) – Gather, craft and build the kingdom of your dreams to restore the ruined world of Alefgard. As the legendary Builder, you’ll construct rooms, towns and defenses while fighting monsters. In Terra Incognita, build freely, share creations online, battle in an arena and access exclusive content to the Nintendo Switch version of the game—gather special materials with the Great Sabrecub to unlock retro customization options, including the Dragon Quest Game Pak. Dragon Quest Builders will be available on 9th Feb. A free demo version of the game is available now for download in Nintendo eShop. Read our review.
Owlboy (D-Pad Studio, $24.99) – Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game in which you can fly and explore a world in the clouds. Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome great obstacles and even greater enemies when Owlboy launches on 13th Feb.
ACA NEOGEO 2020 SUPER BASEBALL (HAMSTER, $7.99) - In the near future, there are two leagues with 6 teams each. Players pick their team, and compete for the championship. As the game progresses, landmines will be set up on the field, and armor can be purchased during games to reinforce players. These unique aspects make for a very different baseball experience!
Aegis Defenders (GUTS Department, $19.99) - Explore, build, & defend in this unique mashup of action-platformer and tower defense strategy. You play as a team of Ruinhunters searching for the one thing that can save their village - a legendary weapon known as Aegis.
Aperion Cyberstorm (aPriori Digital, $13.49) - Unleash destruction alone or with your friends in the 2D twin-stick bullet hell Aperion Cyberstorm! Find new Elements and Abilities, and mix them for more destructive power – Beat your enemies with plasma-coated spiral rockets, scrap them with electric mines, or overwhelm them off with devastating lasers. Read our review.
Arcade Archives CRAZY CLIMBER (HAMSTER, $7.99) - Players control the right hand and left hand of the twin lever, to overcome various obstacles, to climb aiming the top of the skyscraper. The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.
ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun (Gambitious, $7.99) - ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun is a tough as nails 2D Action Platformer that puts a teeth-rattling, gravity-defying weapon in your hands. With a cast of crazed characters, simple but beautifully difficult gameplay, and a pulsing musical score, ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun is a loud, trippy mess of twitchy platforming goodness. Read our review.
Disc Jam (High Horse Entertainment, $14.99) - Disc Jam is a fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic mix of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone.
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles (CIRCLE Ent, $14.99) - Featuring Mercenaries Saga: Will of the White Lions, Mercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle and Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War, Mercenaries Saga Chronicles assembles the heroes from this fantastic series in one collection
The Darkside Detective (Spooky Doorway, $12.99) - Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That's where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. Read our review.
Black Hole (Dufgames, $5.99) - Black Hole is an arcade-style twin-stick shooter in space. Choose your ship and embark on a dangerous and action packed flight through multiple black holes. Shoot everything you can see and collect everything you can find. Read our review.
Dandara (Long Hat House, $14.99) - The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara. Read our review.
Mercenary Kings Reloaded (Tribute Games, $19.99) - In this frantic 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you must do what it takes to stop them.
Premium Pool Arena (Bigben Interactive, $11.99) - (Re)discover the joy and tension of traditional pool through the different game modes and ultra-intuitive gameplay. Work on your technique, unlock better and better cues and pocket the victories to become absolute champion!
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame (Milestone, $59.99) – Race on the official tracks with the official riders from 250SX and 450SX or create your custom rider and bike and conquer the top of the leaderboard. Available 13th Feb.
The Fall Part 2: Unbound (Over The Moon, $16.99) – You are an AI that has broken free of your shackles. Now, a human "User" from across the global network has attacked and infected you with an [ERROR: REDACTED]. Make a new rule: Save Yourself. Hunt them. End them. Do anything. Use anyone. Become Unbound. Available 13th Feb.
The Longest Five Minutes (NIS America, $39.99) – Our hero faces the origin of all evil, the Demon King himself, but suddenly loses all memories of his adventure. Our hero tries to regain his priceless memories before it's too late, but the Demon King stands before him, his power unyielding! What will happen in The Longest Five Minutes!? Available 13th Feb. Read our review.
The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya (D3Publisher, $19.99) - A closed island where baby boys are not born…
A unique culture that is completely different from the mainland has been flourishing on the island. In the middle of the island, there is a district where men are gathered. Some women just want children. Others are looking for love. Knowingly deceived by a lie, and deceived in return, all in a single night's dream. At the end, to whom is it that you will be talking of love?
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (Atlus, $39.99) – Unlock the time-traveling power of the White Chronicle once again in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. This beloved classic is an expanded version of the original Nintendo 3DS game, and contains a great deal of added gameplay/story content, an updated presentation and new ways to experience the adventure. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology launches on 13th Feb. Read our review.
Wii U eShop
IMAGEFIGHT (Konami, $5.99) - Invaders from the Boondoggle Galaxy have arrived to take over Earth. Take control of the powerful "OF-1" spaceship, and fend of the aliens. Clear the five Combat Simulator Stages with and average score of at least 90%, and graduate to real combat and everlasting glory!
IMAGEFIGHT II (Konami, $7.99) - An enemy armada approaches Earth bent on the destruction of the human race. In this sequel to Image Fight, players take control of the most advanced spaceship in the fleet. Defeat the alien invaders once and for all and bring peace back to the Galaxy.
What are you downloading this week? (296 votes)
- Dragon Quest Builders17%
- ACA NEOGEO 2020 SUPER BASEBALL5%
- Aegis Defenders5%
- Aperion Cyberstorm1%
- Arcade Archives CRAZY CLIMBER3%
- ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun1%
- Disc Jam4%
- Mercenaries Saga Chronicles8%
- The Darkside Detective2%
- Black Hole 0%
- Mercenary Kings Reloaded3%
- Premium Pool Arena1%
- Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 0%
- The Fall Part 2: Unbound5%
- The Longest Five Minutes2%
- The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya 0%
- Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Demo Version2%
- Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology9%
- IMAGEFIGHT II2%
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So there's your lot for the week. All manner of downloadable delights for your Nintendo system of choice. Be sure to choose the games you'll be picking up in the poll above and be sure to share your thoughts below...