It's the time of the week yet again as the Nintendo Download update brings in all manner of fresh games and other virtual delights to an eShop near you. This week we've got something for everyone, ranging from Switch indies to 3DS titles and Wii U oddities. As always, drop a vote in the poll and leave a comment below with your potential purchases.
Pokémon Quest (Nintendo, Free) - Set off for adventure in the Pokémon™ Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure for the Nintendo Switch™ system. Modify your Pokémon buddies with discovered Power Stones to make your ultimate expedition team.
Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection (Capcom, $39.99) - Celebrate Street Fighter's historic legacy with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. In this massive collection of 12 Street Fighter titles, which encompass the Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha series, perfect arcade balance makes it to consoles for the first time ever. Hop online and relive the arcade experience through the online Arcade Mode or play with friends in the online lobby within four of the most definitive Street Fighter titles in the collection.
Yoku's Island Express (Team17, $19.99) - Meet Yoku, the pint-sized postman protagonist of Yoku's Island Express! Yoku has arrived on Mokumana and he’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise! Read our review.
ACA NEOGEO NINJA COMBAT (HAMSTER, $7.99) - "NINJA COMBAT" is an action game released in 1990 by SNK. In order to defeat the evil ninja clan KAGE ICHIZOKU, justice-seeking ninjas head towards the NINJA TOWER. Enjoy battling with a wide array of weapons and ninja magic as well as the ability for a friend to join the action.
Defoliation (COSEN, $9.99) - It all starts from searching the house. The player can solve puzzles or look for hints for solving them, by touching the screen or moving the mouse pointer to click on the places they want to search. There are various tricks in the house, and you can move forward as you solve the puzzles along the way. You can also master the use of items to increase the chance of discovering unexpected breakthroughs. Click the Hint Button when you are stuck. It may give you hints about what you may have missed in the screen.
ICEY (X.D. Network, $9.99) - ICEY is a 2D side-scrolling action game. As you follow the narrator's omnipresent voice, you will see through ICEY's eyes and learn the truth about her world.
Johnny Turbo's Arcade Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja (FTE Games , $6.99) - Grab your club and get ready to go on a wild, prehistoric adventure with the Cavemen Ninjas - Joe & Mac! Help Joe and Mac, two cavemen who fight against enemy cavemen and dinosaurs using prehistoric weapons.
Just Shapes and Beats (Berzerk Studio , $19.99) - "Just Shapes & Beats" is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the rad Beats, and die, repeatedly. It’s a new spin on SHMUPs, adding a layer of coop that's at the core of the game: 'cause everything is better with friends.
Lost Sea (eastasiasoft, $9.99) - After a freak storm over the Atlantic, you find yourself stranded on the shores of a mysterious island. Do you have what it takes to escape the Lost Sea?
Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, $4.99) - Join Pete Jr on his quest to defeat the nefarious Bubble Pirate, an evil villain who has trapped the innocent townsfolk in bubbles! Dodge and pop bubbles with your anchor while collecting power-ups and managing Bubble Pirate's constant gravity-switching mischief!
Quad Fighter K (Aksys Games, $7.99) - In the far distant future, a mysterious alien race set its sights on nothing less than the conquest of the Earth and the total annihilation of the human race. To counteract this threat the nations of Earth formed the EDC (Earth Defense Corps) and launched an all-out counter attack. Despite humanity's best efforts, the alien invaders superior technology proved too much to overcome and they took over most of the planet.
Smoke And Sacrifice (Curve Digital , $19.99) - Smoke and Sacrifice sees Sachi, a mother forced to give up her son, adventure into a grotesque underworld on a quest that will lead her to a darker truth. Read our review.
West of Loathing (Asymmetric, $11.00) - West of Loathing is a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons.
World Soccer Pinball (EnjoyUp Games , $1.99) - Enjoy World Soccer Pinball, a perfect reproduction of a real pinball machine, with all the graphic details and sounds. Discover all the secrets, complete all the missions and become number 1 in the world or the best among your Friends, posting your high score on the online leaderboard.
Yesterday Origins (Microïds, $29.99) - Join immortals John Yesterday and Pauline Petit in Yesterday Origins, and experience an epic adventure through time and across the world in a story full of intrigue and unexpected twists.
Them Bombs! (Yellow Dot , $9.99) - A text message leads you to a ticking bomb. Tic-toc! Tic-toc! Every second counts. Which wire to cut – the blue or the red one? How to set the control knobs? Tic-toc! Tic-toc! Only two minutes left… Your flashlight battery runs out. The adrenaline kicks in. Will you keep a cool head and defuse the bomb?
Die for Valhalla! (Monster Couch, $9.99) - Die for Valhalla! is an action RPG where you hack, slash and crush your enemies! Possess and take full control of heroes, monsters and other things to help Vikings save their realm! Read our review.
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (NIS America, $39.99) - Return to the battlefield of Fenumia, where a besieged nation stands on the brink of war.
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition (Natsume , $39.99) - Looking for a fresh start and some new surroundings, you set off on a voyage to begin your new life! Unfortunately, the weather has different plans, as your ship is hit by a storm, and goes down! You drift into a small harbor town, now in shambles from the storm, where a young doctor named Jeanne saves your life. The town has been deserted, but you're never one to back down from a challenge! It will be up to you to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse...but it won't be easy!
Ikaruga (Nicalis, $14.99) - A rebel pilot named Shinra must battle an enemy nation using a specially-designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can switch between two energy polarities (black or white) at the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as Shinra's ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage - this polarity-switching mechanic is the game's core feature and the foundation for its stage and enemy design. Read our review.
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition (Plug In Digital, $14.99) - Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90's. Take on the roles of in-game players taking on the roles of their characters in a traditional pen and paper RPG session in the ultimate meta roleplaying experience.
Legend of Kay Anniversary (Nordic Games , $29.99) - 10 years after its initial release, Legend of Kay - Anniversary is a thoroughly remastered version of the original game: high-resolution textures; new, more detailed character models; modern rendering techniques and crystal-clear surround sound give this great classic a new shine.
Shift Quantum (Red Panda Interactive , $19.99) - Axon Vertigo, the world's leading authority and most trusted friend in cerebral contentedness programming, promises to deliver better life quality for everyone with the Shift Quantum program.
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood (Artifex Mundi. $14.99) - A year has passed since the events of Maple Creek. But for the past few months, our detective has been hot on the trail of the demonic preacher she fought one year ago. Yet he has managed to always stay one step ahead.
FOX n FORESTS (EuroVideo Medien) - Switch between various seasons on the fly, shoot and slash with your magic melee crossbow and snatch loot to unveil the mystery of the 5th seasons. A thrilling pixel art fable with rewarding super secrets, screen filling bosses and thriving exploration. This is 16-bit how you remember it! Read our review.
Happy Birthdays (NIS America, $39.99) – From legendary creator Mr. Yasuhiro Wada (TOYBOX Inc.) comes Happy Birthdays: a sandbox game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. With careful experimentation, players can shape the geography and alter the temperature of the world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!
Shape of the World (Plug In Digital, $14.99) – The world that grows around you... The environment and flora constantly flourish and fade as you wander in Shape of the World, a serene and surrealist first-person explorer. You'll travel through dream-like forests, aquatic caves and peaceful shores accompanied by psychedelic wildlife. No ticking clock or hidden perils laying in wait will prevent you from enjoying your journey... A couple of hours escape from work, anxiety and stress. Available June 6.
SilverStarChess (SilverStar, $5.99) - Easy-to-play, traditional chess game. One of the standard board games in the "SilverStar" Series of SilverStarJapan. Our latest offering: the game of chess. The top-class "SilverStar" board game engine also plays outstanding chess games.
Super Sportmatchen (DANGEN Entertainment, $14.99) - Enjoy a fine selection of sport disciplines, ranging from the frantic and fast paced to the relaxed and playful! Invite your friends, foes and family to a game of fun competitive sports!
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (Wales Interactive, $12.99) – YOU are a psychiatrist, trying to solve a murder whilst treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker. Available June 5.
Trax - Build it Race it (Sabec, $14.99) - Speed through stunning 3D tracks you created and discover the magic of Trax!
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (INTI CREATES, $9.99) - Battle with swords and whips in this retro-style action game brought to you by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates!
Dragon Lapis (KEMCO, $9.99) - Make a return to the golden age of RPGs with 8-bit graphics and chiptunes. By unlocking growth plates, characters are able to strengthen parameters, learn skills, and increase job rank! Master multiple jobs and live an adventure full of challenges and dungeons to explore!
Wii U eShop
Masked Forces (R.G.B., $2.99) - Masked Forces is an action-packed game where your main purpose is to eliminate your enemies by any means necessary.
Kid Tripp – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Neonwall – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available June 1
Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Online Tournament Demo Event – The Mario Tennis Aces game launches June 22, but we’re offering an early chance to polish your skills in the Pre-Launch Online Tournament demo event featuring online tournament mode. Jump online and fight your way to the top of the in-game bracket in frenetic tennis matches. The more rivals you beat, the more points you will earn, which will unlock more playable characters in the demo. This event will only be active for the short time period between 6 p.m. PT on June 1 and 11:59 p.m. PT on June 3. By participating and keeping your save data, you can unlock Mario’s classic outfit in the full version of the game once purchased, so don’t miss out!
My Nintendo Rewards – My Nintendo is kicking off your summer vacation with new rewards. You can redeem your points and receive up to 50 percent discounts on some fun select games:
Getting together with friends? These games feature multiplayer* fun!
Try these fun adventures that are even more fun with friends.
Traveling to France this summer? Get the Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre software!
*Having a staycation this summer? These games are fun to play by yourself or with a buddy.*
* Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.
What are you downloading this week? (314 votes)
- Pokémon Quest20%
- Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection12%
- Yoku's Island Express7%
- ACA NEOGEO NINJA COMBAT1%
- Defoliation 0%
- Johnny Turbo's Arcade Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja4%
- Just Shapes and Beats4%
- Lost Sea 0%
- Pirate Pop Plus 0%
- Quad Fighter K 0%
- Smoke And Sacrifice2%
- West of Loathing4%
- World Soccer Pinball 0%
- Yesterday Origins1%
- Them Bombs! 0%
- Die for Valhalla!1%
- Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory 0%
- Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition2%
- Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition1%
- Legend of Kay Anniversary 0%
- Shift Quantum 0%
- Dragon Lapis 0%
- Masked Forces1%
- Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood 0%
- FOX n FORESTS1%
- Happy Birthdays1%
- Shape of the World1%
- SilverStarChess 0%
- Super Sportmatchen 0%
- The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker1%
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon12%
- Nothing for me!7%
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So that's your lot for this week's Nintendo Download. Be sure to leave a vote in the poll and a comment below with your hot picks for the week...