The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games, fresh DLC and discounts galore to an eShop in your region. Have a read down below and you're bound to find something that'll get your bank balance shaking with fear. Enjoy!
Nintendo Switch retail
Octopath Traveler (Square Enix) - Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play in a new world brought to life by Square Enix. And now, you can enjoy all of them in the new demo. Step into the shoes and live the stories of each of the eight travelers and freely explore the world of Orsterra. Then, carry your choices and adventure into the main game with save data transfer.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) - Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest on the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Our stubby hero must dodge dangers and track treasures across many trap-filled courses. Survive smoldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and even new courses based on the Super Mario Odyssey game. Luckily, in the Nintendo Switch version, a second player can join in to help toss turnips at enemies.
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (Outright Games, $39.99) – The Land of Ooo is underwater and it's up to Finn and Jake to find out why. Join our heroes as they explore the high seas, search for hidden clues, interrogate shady suspects and fight pirates to solve the mystery and save their waterlogged world! Available July 17.
Nintendo Switch eShop
Fortnite (Season 5) (Epic Games, Free) – WORLDS COLLIDE! Drop into Season 5 of the Fortnite game on the Nintendo Switch system, where we’re introducing all kinds of changes to the map! A Viking ship, desert outpost, and ancient statues have appeared on the island, changing the world of Fortnite as we know it. The all-new Battle Pass can help you level up faster by completing Weekly Challenges, and unlock additional rewards like progressive outfits, sprays and exclusive cosmetics. Play the new Season of Fortnite from anywhere. Earn Gold Coins when purchasing V-Bucks in-game on Nintendo Switch. Read our review.
ACA NEO GEO THE SUPER SPY (HAMSTER, $7.99) - “THE SUPER SPY” is an action game released by SNK in 1990. Punch, kick, and use guns to fight off terrorists as you make your way through the building to rescue their captives. Defeating enemies earns experience, which can be used in a Role-Playing Game-like feature to level up.
ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION (Marvelous Entertainment, $9.99) - ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION puts you in control of the Peace Keeping Force known as DAT and along with your three allied Battle Mechs, you must attempt to save Earth's Migrants and the Mars Colonies as a whole from the threat of the ANTS uprising. Who or what could be leading this threat against Mars, and the new planned perfect utopia for humanity? Read our review.
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) – Darts Up is a fun game of darts in which you will have complete control over aiming thanks to the motion sensor. You can play with your friends and family, up to a maximum of 4 Players. Available July 13.
Epic Loon (Ukuza, $14.99) – They were locked away in stasis, hidden from the human world, in an antiquated piece of obsolete entertainment tech known as a VHS cleaner tape. Their restful prison, where they would remain until the end of time, was foolproof. Available July 13.
Fill-a-Pix: Phil's Epic Adventure (Lightwood Games, $7.99) - Create beautiful pixel art as you reveal 120 amazing photographs from Phil's epic trip around the world! Fill-a-Pix is a new picture logic puzzle from the makers of Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, but with huge, scrollable puzzles up to 100 squares wide, you'll reveal pictures much larger and more detailed than ever before!
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Express Raider (FTE Games, $6.99) - Save the Old West, with your rifle and your horse, from thieving Train Robbers.
Hand of Fate 2 (Defiant Development, $29.99) – Hand of Fate 2 is a dungeon crawler set in a world of dark fantasy. Master a living boardgame where every stage of the adventure is drawn from a deck of legendary encounters chosen by you! Choose wisely - your opponent, the enigmatic Dealer, will pull no punches as he shapes you into the instrument of his revenge. Available July 17.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! (Rising Star Games, $14.99) - A hero isn't a hero at all without the right weapon... or a shop to buy one from! Become the man (sorry, potato) behind the heroes, forging amazing weapons and selling them on for tasty profits in Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, a hilarious mash-up of management and simulation.
Hunting Simulator (Bigben Interactive, $39.99) - A true simulation of hunting, Hunting Simulator offers players hours and hours of immersion in the open wild with single and multiplayer modes, a multitude of hunting areas, and hundreds of objectives to accomplish. Developed using the Unreal 4 Engine, the game presents some of the most well-known hunting regions such as the mountains of Colorado, the oak forests of France, and the snowy plains of Alaska. Each hunting area is populated by numerous different and realistic looking animals, each possessing an authentic set of behaviours.
Let’s Sing 2018 (Plug In Digital, $39.99) – Warm up those vocal chords, enter the virtual stage and experience the best Let’s Sing ever made! Available July 17.
Mugsters (Team17 Digital) – Mugsters is a physics-based, supercharged, action-packed puzzler with sandbox levels where you must outrun, out-manoeuvre and outsmart your enemies by experimenting with different vehicles, environmental traps and explosives. Available July 17.
Radio Hammer Station (Arc System Works, $6.99) - A popular radio station spreading its love of groove with some the best DJs in the world. Providing tunes to groove to throughout the day. Its true purpose is to serve as the radio station of justice, beating evil down with a ginormous hammer! To ensure peace and harmony, RADIO HAMMER continues to go live with style!
Red Hot Ricochet (Everook, $9.99) - It's high noon in this barren wasteland, and only one of you is making it out alive. Sure, you could try and shoot them right between the eyes - but where's the fun in that? Red Hot Ricochet is an intense game of ricochet duels, and you'll need wise shooting, lucky bounces, and a bit of triggernometry to win.
Super Destronaut DX (Ratalaika Games) – Inspired by an arcade classic, Super Destronaut DX is retro space shooter that pits you against an enemy more dreaded than a UFO, a scoreboard. Available July 13.
Super Volley Blast (Unfinished Pixel, $8.99 normally $9.99) - Are you ready to have a blast and become the best volleyball player in the world? Super Volley Blast is an over the top beach volley game that provides plenty of fun for you and your friends.
Star Story: The Horizon Escape (Forever Entertainment, $9.99) - The archaeological research mission faced some unexpected difficulties. Your spaceship crashed. Can you escape from this planet? But how? No one can help you. You are here all alone. Or not? Do you have a plan? Will you find what it takes to be a hero?
The Mooseman (Sometimes You, $6.29) – You are the Mooseman and you have the ability to see all that is hidden to the mortal eye. Available July 18.
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded (NIS America) – Set out on an all-new adventure with Reimu, Marisa, Sanae, and more of your favorite Touhou characters! The land of Gensokyo once again plunges into darkness as a new mystery unfolds. What mysteries await in the Tower of Desire? Available July 17. Read our review.
VERTICAL STRIKE ENDLESS CHALLENGE (Active Gaming Media, $4.49 normally $4.99) – A flight-based action game designed to be easy to pick up and enjoy right away, and playable over short timeframes. Available July 18.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, $39.99) – Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest on the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Our stubby hero must dodge dangers and track treasures across many trap-filled courses. Survive smoldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and even new courses based on the Super Mario Odyssey game. Luckily, in the Nintendo Switch version, a second player can join in to help toss turnips at enemies. The Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game will be available for both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS on July 13. A free demo version is also available for download now. Read our review.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
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