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The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!

Nintendo Switch

Go Vacation (Nintendo, Fri 27th July, $49.99) There are all sorts of exciting ways to explore the island, from horseback to buggies, snow mobiles to inline skates. And to add to the fun, up to 4 players can enjoy visiting and discovering every corner of the island together! Read our Go Vacation review.

Hello Neighbor (tinyBuild Games, Fri 27th July, $39.99) Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to figure out what horrible secrets he's hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. 

Titan Quest (THQ Nordic, Tue 31st July, $39.99) From Age of Empires co-creator Brian Sullivan and Braveheart writer Randall Wallace comes an innovative action role playing game set in ancient Greece, Egypt and Asia. The Titans have escaped their eternal prison, wreaking havoc upon the earth. 

Code Of Princess EX (Nicalis, Tue 31st July, $39.99) The story follows Princess Solange of DeLuxia as she fights to restore order in a world where monsters are trying to overtake the human race. Armed with the legendary sword DeLuxcalibur, Solange assembles a team of talented fighters to join her quest.

Switch eShop

The Banner Saga 3 (Stoic, Today, $24.99) Banner Saga 3 is the final dramatic chapter in the mature, story driven Viking RPG series which has won over 20 awards and has been nominated for 4 BAFTA awards. As the world continues to crumble around you, who can you trust, how will you protect your allies and what choices will you make as the Darkness draws near? 

ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97 (HAMSTER, Today, $7.99) Featuring popular characters from FATAL FURY and ART OF FIGHTING, these fighters will battle to determine who is the strongest. The ADVANCED and EXTRA modes of gameplay offer an even deeper level of tactics. Read our The King of Fighters '97 review.

Arcade Archives Omega Fighter (HAMSTER, Co., Today, $7.99) Use two kinds of Shots and a variety of items to defeat the enemies invading Earth and destroy their giant mothership. As enemies are approached and destroyed, your score increases in an intense shooting system that garnered many fans.

Arcade Archives Sky Skipper (HAMSTER, Fri 20th July, $7.99) Sky Skipper is a shooting action game released in 1981 by Nintendo. Dodge enemy attacks and counterattack with your bombs! Get even more points by saving the right combination of 4 animals! Read our Arcade Archives Sky Skipper review.

Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps and Beans (Trinity Team, Tue 24th July, $19.99) The first OFFICIAL Bud Spencer and Terence Hill videogame! Bud Spencer and Terence Hill in their first virtual adventure. A brand new story!

Candle: The Power of the Flame (Merge Games, Today, $14.99) Play as Teku, a young novice on a dangerous journey to rescue his tribe's shaman from the evil tribe of the Wakcha. But the way is littered with sinister traps and difficult obstacles.  Read our Candle: The Power of the Flame review.

Crossing Souls (Devolver Digital, Today, $14.99) It’s 1986 in California. A group of friends discover a mysterious pink stone that allows to travel between two realms. This gang will live the summer of their lives in an adventure that will get them involved in a government conspiracy.

Element (Flightless, Fri 27th July, $11.99) Element is a realtime strategy space game for people who don't have time to play realtime strategy space games. Home no longer provides a means to survive. A fight for resources to escape our system has begun.

Final Light, The Prison (EnjoyUp Games, Fri 27th July, $6.99) Governments and institutions manipulated by very powerful men, who created perverse constructions for their service under the pseudonym black butterfly.

Flashback (Microids) The hit action-adventure game with over 2.2 million units sold, is back on Switch! 2142. After fleeing from a space ship but stripped of all memory, the eminent scientist Conrad B. Hart awakens on Titan, a colonised moon of the planet Saturn. Read our Flashback review. (The boxed release is available from 31st July. The eShop release is already out.)

Piczle Lines DX 500 More Puzzles! (Rainy Frog, Today, $9.99) Couldn't get enough of Piczle Lines DX? This is for you! Another Piczle Lines game with 500 new and sometimes feisty puzzles to wrap your mind around. 25 new puzzle packs with 20 puzzles each, containing famous places and people, works of genius and very challenging 1 color puzzles!

Pure / Electric Love "Everyone else!" - Ema Sakura - (DORASU, Thu 19th July, $5.00) Electric Love A love-likeness pseudo-talk game "Electric Love" that is a topic in the smartphone. A little embarrassing, in a conversation that pounding, romance skill UP!

Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - (DORASU, Thu 19th July, $5.00) Pure / Electric Love "Look at my eyes!" - Moe Yamauchi - is a dating simulator where you chat as if you were on a smartphone. Reply to questions from your partner, receive images/videos and try to keep the conversation going!

Sleep Tight (We Are Fuzzy, Today, $14.99) This unique twin-stick shooter, base-builder hybrid comes wrapped in blankets of nostalgia! Construct your strongest pillow fort during the day and defend your bedroom from endless hordes of monsters each night.

State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem (Lapovich, Wed 1st August, $7.99) State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem is a hilarious shooter that will put a smile on your face. You were an ordinary citizen in a small town… Now it’s on fire!

Zaccaria Pinball (Magic Pixel, Mon 23rd July) Zaccaria was founded by three brothers (Marino, Franco, & Natale) and was the 3rd largest manufacturer of pinball machines in the world (behind Bally & Williams). They had created and produced more than 35 different pinball machines between 1974 and 1987.

3DS eShop

RTO 3 (nuGAME, Today, $9.99) The lunar base, where you are stationed as part of the security forces, is under siege. Having just escaped from enemy captivity you are now on your own and must fight against overwhelming odds to survive. Featuring large and complex levels with nonstop action RTO 3 is a first person shooter which will keep you entertained for hours.

Switch eShop Demos

Flat Heroes – Demo Version


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the Challenge Battle Mode as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country, available this September.

  • Rare Blade 2 – Crossette
  • New Difficulty Options – Bringer of Chaos, Customize
  • New Quests Pack 4
  • Sunken Boosters
  • The Trendy Patissier
  • Artisanal Accessories
  • Hot Spring Bonanza
  • Mystery Launch Codes

For full patch notes, please visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Support site. Full version of the game is required to use DLC.

Kirby Star Allies - A free update comes to the Kirby Star Allies game on July 27, which includes three Dream Friends from Kirby’s past adventures. Daroach, leader of the notorious Squeak Squad, makes his debut as a playable character and brings some friends along. Dark Meta Knight makes a grand return as a playable character for the first time. Utilize his Mirror abilities to call upon devastating sword attacks, reflect back enemy projectiles, and create copies. Adeleine and Ribbon are back! Make Adeleine’s paintings come to life or fly around with the help of Ribbon.

Nintendo eShop sales

As always, there are more great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week here


My Nintendo Presents Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards: Summer 2018 Edition – Beat the heat this summer with some cool Nindie games! As July heats up, My Nintendo users can exchange their Gold Points for some of the hottest indie games on Nintendo platforms.

What will you be downloading this week?

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So that's your lot for this week's North American Nintendo Download. Go on, be a sport and drop a vote in the poll above, and a comment below with your hot picks!