Thursday is here, yet again, and with it, another Nintendo Download update for North America. As per usual, it brings a whole host of new games, extra bits of DLC, demos and maybe the occasional discount and deal. As always, be sure to add your votes to the poll below and leave us a comment sharing the games you'll be picking up (and why) this week. Enjoy!

3DS eShop

Detective Pikachu (Nintendo, $39.99) – Crack the case in this new detective adventure game by interacting with a unique, fully voiced Pikachu. As Tim Goodman, you’ll partner with self-proclaimed “great detective” Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City. Together you must investigate, take notes and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city’s greatest mysteries! The Detective Pikachu game will be available on 23rd March. Game in 2D. Read our review.

The Alliance Alive (ATLUS U.S.A, $39.99) – One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. Now the time for resistance has come. The Alliance Alive game evokes the nostalgia of JRPG greats with huge world exploration and intertwining stories of nine protagonists. The Alliance Alive launches on 27th March.

Switch eShop

Outlast 2 (Red Barrels, $29.99) – The Outlast 2 game introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to the Temple Gate town deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times and you’re right in the thick of it. Outlast 2 launches on 27 March.

Castle of Heart (7Levels, $14.99) – CASTLE OF HEART, available exclusively for Nintendo Switch™, is a classic action platformer at the genre's best… and most challenging, with plentiful of new twists on formula to experience. The players take control over a cursed knight, turned to stone by the evil sorcerer's spell, but ready to prove that love and courage can conquer even the darkest magic. Available 23 March. Read our review.

Warp Shift (Isbit Games, $9.99) – Warp Shift is a unique puzzle game set in a mysterious world. It takes you on a marvelous journey that challenges your mind and stimulates your senses. Experience beautiful visuals, challenging puzzles and intriguing sound design. Available 27 March.

ACA NEO GEO WORLD HEROES 2 JET (HAMSTER, $7.99) - "WORLD HEROES 2 JET" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. It is the third title in the WORLD HEROES series. Sixteen heroes, villains, and other fighters have gathered to determine who is the strongest in the world. With dashes, back steps, and the addition of a counter system, you can enjoy speedy battles.

Arcade Archives MOON PATROL (HAMSTER, $7.99) - "MOON PATROL" is a side-scrolling action-shooting game released by IREM in 1982. Control a lunar rover as you jump to avoid obstacles, and move forward while defeating enemies that shoot missiles from above or rockets towards you. The goal is to make it through the Beginner Course and and Champion Course.

EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san (Arc System Works, $6.99) - "EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san" is a rhythm action game spin-off of the 2D-fighting game series, "BLAZBLUE", that features Dead Spike-san in a eating frenzy.

Gekido Kintaro's Revenge (Naps Team, $12.99) - A year has passed since the epic battle that decided the fate of mankind and claimed the life of the beloved Angela. Dark omens once again tell of the return of an evil presence. Ushi is the last remaining master of the ancient art of Shin-Ken, and he calls upon Tetsuo, his disciple and adopted son, to investigate some strange happenings in a faraway farming village outside the city.

NO THING (Forever Entertainment, $1.99) - NO THING is a minimalistic surreal action game set in a totalitarian regime of future. Tells the story of an office clerk who is sent with an important message to the Queen of Ice.

OPUS: Rocket of Whispers (Flyhigh Works, $8.10) - Throughout OPUS: Rocket of Whispers you will play as two survivors of an apocalyptic plague. Help them achieve the unimaginable goal of building a rocket, so they can return the deceased to their cosmic homeland through the ancient tradition of space burials.

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut (Digerati, $14.99) - A killer puzzle game where you control Skullface, a psychotic slasher hell-bent on revenge. Slide this adorably demented murderer around hundreds of isometric puzzle levels to squash, flay, and decapitate hapless victims in this darkly comic homage to 80s horror movies. Read our review.

SOL DIVIDE -SWORD OF DARKNESS- for Nintendo Switch (Zerodiv, $7.99) - Vorg heard a rumor that the army of Satan was searching for treasures called Seirei stones which led him to think that the time for revenge has come. In addition, he also knows that one of the Seirei stones was entrusted secretly to King Silverna from Vorg's homeland, the Kingdom of Miltia.

Switch demos

Metropolis: Lux Obscura – Demo Version (Sometimes You, Free) – Jon Lockhart walked through the prison gates a free man, after spending years imprisoned as the supposed murderer of an old friend. He returned once more to the city where it all started intent on figuring out who it was that framed him for the murder and make them pay in blood for the crime. It'd take some work with the key witness dead, but that just meant he'd have to flush out every rat from hiding. Available 27 March.

Switch DLC

Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 2 – The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack grants immediate access to Avatar items upon purchase and two waves of DLC as they are released. The Battle Pack contains two new Battle Pokémon and two new Support Pokémon Sets. With these Pokémon joining the fray, the battle is just getting started! Wave 1 released on 31 Jan, 2018, and contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu, and additional Avatar items. Wave 2 releases on 23 March, 2018, and contains Battle Pokémon Blastoise, a new Support

What are you downloading this week? (265 votes)

  1. Arcade Archives MOON PATROL​10%
  3. Gekido Kintaro's Revenge6%
  4. NO THING​3%
  5. OPUS: Rocket of Whispers​3%
  6. Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut3%
  8. Detective Pikachu11%
  9. The Alliance Alive3%
  10. Outlast 2​5%
  11. Castle of Heart​4%
  12. Warp Shift​  0.4%
  13. Metropolis: Lux Obscura​5%
  14. Pokkén Tournament DX9%
  15. Nothing for me!33%

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So that's your lot for this week. Be sure to leave a vote in the poll and a comment down below with your hot picks from this week's Nintendo Download haul...