The Nintendo Download update is finally here, kicking off the month of July with all manner of summery delights ready to leap onto your Nintendo console of choice. From slices of retro goodness to all manner of indie curios, you're bound to find something to tickle your fancy. Feel free to leave a vote in the poll below, and a comment or two as well with your potential purchases. Enjoy!
Shining Resonance Refrain (SEGA, $44.99) – Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your in-game friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria and unleash the strength you’ve always had locked away. This remaster features all of the original game’s DLC. The Shining Resonance Refrain game is available on July 10.
ACA NEO GEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V (HAMSTER, $7.99) - "SAMURAI SHODOWN V" is a fighting game released by SNK in 2003. Yoshitora Tokugawa, Mina Majikina and more join the cast of twenty-four warriors. New systems available include the Sword Gauge and Concentration One, for even more sword-swinging action.
Awkward (Snap Finger Click, $11.99) - Awkward is the ultimate test on finding out how well friends, couples, and family know each other. Players are asked to answer increasingly uncomfortable questions in secret, while their companions try to guess the outcome.
20XX (Batterystaple) – 20XX is a roguelike action platformer that you can play with a friend. Jump and shoot your way through ever-changing levels, collect awesome new powers, and battle mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race maybe! Available July 10.
Another World (DotEmu) – With ground-breaking graphics and narrative for its time, Another World™ still offers a superb gaming experience in a deep and unique science-fiction universe. More than twenty-five years after its original release, Eric Chahi's masterpiece is still considered a classic adventure game and continues to inspire the biggest names in video games. Available July 9.
Bomber Crew (Curve Digital) – Bomber Crew is a World-war 2 strategic bombing sim, where completing the objective is just as important as keeping your crew alive, as death is permanent! Available July 10.
Hotel Transylvania 3 Monsters Overboard (Outright Games) – Dracula, Mavis and the gang have been marooned on the mysterious Lost Islands! Available July 10.
Muddledash (slampunks, $5.39) – Squidge up to four players on your couch for competitive fun (party hats are mandatory!). Join your friends on a mad-as-a-squid race to the most bopping octopus party of the year and wrestle the only present out of their wriggly tentacles. Be the first to present it at the octo-party to win! Available July 10.
Neverout (Gamedust, $5.99) – It will lock you down in a room and won't let you escape. Will you survive or ever get out? Your only choice is to find your way to the next room, but watch out, many traps lie ahead. Wander around for hours solving over 60 beautifully crafted levels. Available July 10.
Rento Fortune Monolit (LAN - GAMES EOOD, $9.99) – Rento is online multiplayer business dice game. It is board game for 2 to 6 players. Available July 8.
The Wardrobe (MixedBag, $12.74, normally $14.99) – The Wardrobe is a 2D point & click adventure game in which you play as Skinny, a teen-skeleton with an impertinent attitude and a sparkling wit, willing to do anything to save his best friend's soul from eternal damnation! Available July 6.
Disease -Hidden Object- (D3Publisher, $7.99) - This is a horror adventure game where the player go back and forth in between the real world and the hallucination world.
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Two Crude Dudes (FTE Games, $6.99) - Play one or two mercenaries hired by the American government to stop the terrorist organization "Big Valley". Take control of post-apocalyptic New York City away from the Big Valley terrorists.
Kill The Bad Guy (Plug In Digital, $6.99) - Hiding behind the mask of the average man on the street, and furtively blending into the background, many war criminals, ex-Mafia members and other criminals have been literally getting away with murder, or worse. That is, until you turned up to ruin the party. As part of a secret and mysterious society whose members have sworn to rid the world of these Bad Guys, it's your responsibility to make sure justice is served in the bloodiest possible way, using your unpredictability to your advantage.
Miles & Kilo (Four Horses, $7.99) - Miles and Kilo have been attacked by a mischievous specter! With their plane in pieces and a gang of thieving scoundrels running off with the important parts, the unfortunate duo's only hope of escape is to embark on a thrilling chase across a haunted island. Read our review.
Mushroom Wars 2 ($19.99) - Mushroom Wars 2 is an award-winning sequel to the critically acclaimed Real-Time Strategy hit built upon the core gameplay experience that made the original Mushroom Wars so enjoyable. Read our review.
Pocket Rumble (Chucklefish LTD, $9.99) - Pocket Rumble retains all the gameplay elements that make traditional Street Fighter-style fighters great, but reduces the level of execution and memorization necessary to the bare minimum. That way experienced players can learn the game fast and be able to focus on deeper elements of strategy and mindgames, new players can learn the ins and outs of fighting games without being overwhelmed, and everyone can get their skills to a competitive level without too much grinding alone in training mode.
Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, $14.99) - Build your team of Squid heroes for epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps!
Super Rock Blasters! (QuadraTron Games, $9.99) - Super Rock Blasters is a fun local multiplayer Asteroids/Space War mashup style arcade shooter where you blast friends into smithereens for points. Play with 2 to 4 friends (or enemies) for fast paced competitive fun!
The Journey Down: Chapter Three (BlitWorks, $19.99) - In the jungles of the Underland, scattered remnants of an ancient culture speak of a great evil that dwells in the shadowy depths of the Kwayerumoshi caves. But even the darkest secrets of this lost age are about to be revealed by the brave actions of three unlikely heroes.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl (Toge Productions, $14.99) - Fight against your friends in a super-silly-yet-most-awesome-intergalactic-definitely-not-baseball-fight-ever! Sit next to your opponent in this couch party battle game that will make your neighbor wish you were not there, or they were there with you making noise and have a really great time together.
Yuso (Vertical Reach, $7.99) - Yuso is a puzzle game where you have to clear the screen of Yuso! The game gets harder as you progress, introducing new colours and gadgets to help or harm you along the way.
NEKOPARA Vol.1 (CFK, $14.99) - "NEKOPARA", a famous PC adventure game that has sold over 2 million copies of series worldwide, is out for Nintendo Switch!
Runbow (Headup Games, $14.99) - With tons of competitive modes for up to nine players online and eight players locally and a massive Single Player Adventure, Runbow is the crazy, color-based platformer you've been waiting for. Read our review.
Burnstar (Gearbox Publishing, $19.99) - Burnstar is a challenging, fast paced action-puzzle game that will get your brain blistering and set your fingers aflame! Use your explosives and powers to cause maximum damage to worksites of Evil Inc., an appropriately named corporation intent on ruining the homeland of Burnstar and his friends. Blaze your own trail, or play co-op for some friendly fire!
PENGUIN HOP (RCMADIAX, $1.49) - In PENGUIN HOP help your penguin friend hop from each ice landing, but be careful you don't fall in. How high of a score can you get? Endless fun for everyone! New Nintendo 3DS systems only.
Zeus Quest Remastered (Crazysoft, $8.89) - Zeus Quests Remastered is a Greek mythology game with Sci-fi effect where Zeus the God of War is about to save the world from the explosion and for that, he will be travelling the time to fix the explosion and for that Zeus underwent many exciting places and natural scenes of ocean, rain, volcano etc. New Nintendo 3DS systems.
Hyper Sentinel – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
So that's your lot for this week's Nintendo Download. Drop a vote in the poll above if you like, and a comment below with your chosen picks...