The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the 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!
Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Capcom, 24th July, $19.99) The celebrated Mega Man X series returns! Play as Mega Man X – the powerful successor of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in four hit titles. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series' exciting foray into the 32-bit era: Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3, and Mega Man X4.
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 (Capcom, 24th July, $19.99) Complete the exciting Mega Man X saga with this collection of four action-packed titles! Spanning two gaming eras, this collection showcases the evolution of the series with Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7, and Mega Man X8.
Bomb Chicken (Nitrome, out now, $14.99) Who doesn't love chicken… especially when it's smothered in delicious blue hot sauce? After a freak accident a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb-laying, free-range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer, and answer the ultimate question: Which came first the chicken or the bomb? Read our Bomb Chicken review.
ACA NeoGeo League Bowling (SNK, today, $7.99) This is a bowling game released by SNK in 1990. You are able to select your dominant arm and ball weight, using precise controls to play just like real bowling!
Animal Rivals: Nintendo Switch Edition (Blue Sunset Games, today, $3.99) Animal Rivals is a crazy party game for up to 4 players. Different characters, game modes, lots of stages and tons of fun. Many unlockables like costumes and skins.
Arcade Archives: City Connection (HAMSTER, today, $7.99) City Connection is an action game that was released from JALECO in 1985. Girl Clarice drives "Clarice car", and runs around the world in search of the ideal of man. Read our City Connection review from it's Wii U eShop release.
Beat Rush (FuryLion Group, out now, $4.99) Catch the beat and rush forward! Dodge the spikes and traps! Collect lots of gold on the way to the top!
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded (Akupara Games, 17th July, $7.99) Chicken Assassin is a fast paced action-RPG with an outrageous storyline filled with over-the-top humor that boasts a myriad of colorful enemies and visually stunning levels and environments.
Frost (Digerati, today, $12.99) Frost is a deck-building, solo survival card game set on a harsh, frozen world ravaged by a lethal storm. You must lead a group of nomads in search of the Refuge – a haven away from the Frost's icy grip.
Galak-Z: Variant S (GungHo America, out now, free to play) GALAK-Z: Variant S is a brand new, one-of-a-kind, space-shooting action-RPG that is specially crafted to take advantage of all of the unique features of the Nintendo Switch.
Ghost 1.0 (Francis Cota, out now, $9.99) Ghost is a metroidvania where two super hackers hire a mysterious agent in order to infiltrate the Nakamura Space Station and steal the greatest electronic secret ever. Of course, the space station will defend itself, which is where the fun begins: the station's defences, with their never-ending arsenal of weapons and artifacts, will have to be destroyed. Read our Ghost 1.0 review.
Guts and Glory (tinyBuild Games, today, $14.99) Welcome to Guts and Glory—The craziest game show on earth, where ordinary people compete in extraordinary challenges of life and death, for glory! The objective is simple: Race to the finish line while everything tries to kill you.
Heroki (Picomy, 20th July, $9.99) The peaceful sky village of Levantia is in danger! The dastardly Dr. N. Forchin and his accomplice, Vapor, have stolen the Emerix - a powerful amulet and all hope may be lost! Fly into a beautiful action adventure and save a whimsical world full of flight and fantasy. Read our Heroki review.
Hungry Shark World (Ubisoft, out now, $9.99) Experience life as a shark and eat everything that gets in your way in this action-packed aquatic adventure. Control more than 20 sharks in full HD and take on fearsome bosses as you venture into the depths to find trapped sharks, hidden treasures, and more.
Lost Phones Stories (Plug In Digital, today, $9.99) The Lost Phone games are about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone you've found. They are designed as narrative investigations where you must piece together elements from the different applications, messages and pictures to progress. Through the interface of a mobile phone, you must discover what happened to their owner.
NoReload Heroes (Forever Entertainment, today, $9.99) NoReload Heroes is a chaotic co-op party shooter for up to four people. You play as a team, fighting your way through randomly generated rooms filled with various types of enemies, picking up insane magitech guns on the way.
Pool Panic (Adult Swim Games, today, $14.99) Pool Panic frees billiards from the table and unleashes it into a world where everything from jungles and deserts to cities and swamps is a living pool game! You already know that sinking eight balls is the ultimate goal, but can you succeed while contending with monster balls chasing you, or ballerina balls leaping away from your well-aimed shots?
Sausage Sports Club (Luckshot Games, out now) - Sausage Sports Club is a physics game about adorable, floppy-necked animal friends competing on a reality sports TV show. Duke it out with up to 8 friends in Free Play, where you'll compete in tons of game modes like Soccer, Sumo and Capture the Flag.
Semblance (Gambitious, 24th July, $9.99) Semblance is a innovative platformer with deformable terrain, set in a beautiful minimalist world. It's a game that asks, what if you could deform and reshape the world itself? Semblance takes the idea of a 'platform' in a platformer and turns it on it’s head. What if platforms were actually part of the gameplay, part of the way you solved problems?
Spheroids (Eclipse Games, 20th July, $7.99) In Spheroids you take control of Lucas, a jumpy Canadian boy who sets out on an adventure with his crazy scientist companion Otto after it's discovered that the government has been hiding alternative universes from the cubic world they live in.
Starship Avenger Operation: Take Back Earth (Tom Create, today, $4.99) In a distant future... When mankind advanced to outer space, the Crius suddenly appeared out of nowhere and began invading humanity. Mankind's defense network in the solar system was no match for the overwhelming forces of Crius and were quickly defeated.
Tanzia (Arcanity, today, $19.99) Years ago, your grandfather disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Before leaving, he sent you into hiding on Volcano Island. Now older, you've been set free by your guardian and mentor Abenaki to follow the mystery... but is Abenaki telling you everything?
Voxel Shot (Sat-Box, out now, $8) Voxel Shot is a simple pick up and play action game set in an adorably quirky world of toys where you and your friends beat up zombies (and each other!) using a variety of different weapons.
VSR: Void Space Racing (Sonka, 20th July, $9.99) If you're looking for your generic futuristic racer, look for it elsewhere - this game is not for the faint of heart! Impactful and challenging, VSR: Void Space Racing gives you the opportunity to fly through vast and diverse locations in outer space and prove yourself worthy of the first place!
Werewolf Pinball (EnjoyUp Games, 20th July, $1.99) The most entertaining Pinball is back! Enjoy Werewolf Pinball, a perfect reproduction of a real pinball machine, with all the graphic details and sounds.
WarioWare Gold Demo – Wario has a special treat for you! Better think fast if you want to succeed in this demo of his upcoming WarioWare Gold game. You’ll use the touchscreen, tilt the system and push buttons as you laugh your way through the fully voiced story introduction, featuring new and classic characters!
- The Second Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: Enter for a chance to win a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. The contest runs July 19 at 11 a.m. PT through Aug. 20 at 10:59 a.m. PT. For more details about how to enter, click here.
- Octopath Traveler My Nintendo Rewards: To celebrate the launch of the Octopath Traveler game, My Nintendo is offering eight different box art covers (one for each of the main characters) for the case of your Octopath Traveler game (sold separately). Redeem your points and choose your character for your box art cover! Plus, we’re also offering downloadable wallpapers for your PC or smart phone. Check out the details at My Nintendo.
- Pixel Toads Lead to Platinum Points: Captain Toad is starring in his own puzzling quest in the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game for the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. My Nintendo members can join the adventure with a special “hide-and-seek” mission to earn My Nintendo points. Here’s the mission: Log in to My Nintendo, then find all four Pixel Toads hidden on the official game website and earn 100 Platinum Points – that’s 25 Platinum Points for each Pixel Toad you find. Good luck!
- Celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of Splatoon 2 with a Splatfest and My Nintendo: July 21 marks the first anniversary of the Splatoon 2 game, and we’re celebrating with a global Splatfest! Which sea creature is your favorite, Squid or Octopus? This hotly contested Splatfest will occur from 9 p.m. PT on July 20 until 9 p.m. PT on July 21. To help celebrate, My Nintendo is offering Inkling and Octoling printable posters, as well as downloadable wallpaper. Redeem your points for these rewards today.
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