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 retail
All-Star Fruit Racing (PQube, Tue 21st August, $39.99) All-Star Fruit Racing propels players into vibrant worlds filled with incredible action: drift through looping bends, soar over monumental jumps and defy gravity itself around tubular tracks in an explosively colorful racer bursting with championships, modes and awe-inspiring sights! Read our All-Star Fruit Racing review.
Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes (Steel Crate Games, Today, $14.99) In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Season Pass (Telltale Games, Mon 13th August, $19.99) After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine and AJ’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices define your relationships, shape your world, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.
ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 4 (HAMSTER, Thu 9th August, $7.99) "METAL SLUG 4" is an action shooting game released by SNK in 2002 and it marks as the fifth title in the METAL SLUG series. In addition to Marco and Fio, the brand new characters, Trevor and Nadia have joined the battle! Read our Metal Slug 4 review.
Arcade Archives Kid's Horehore Daisakusen (HAMSTER, Thu 9th August, $7.99) 'Kid's Horehore Daisakusen' is an action game that was released from Nichibutsu in 1987. Kid, who has been drawn into the space-time labyrinth from the 23 century, fights to escape from a large track of the enemy in order to return to the present day.
CastleStorm (Zen Studios, Today, $14.99) Enjoy a unique take on medieval warfare in Zen Studios’ light-hearted action-strategy game – enhanced with new features designed specifically for the Switch. Read our CastleStorm review.
Detective Gallo (MixedBag, Fri 17th August, $14.99) Detective Gallo is a point&click comic-noir adventure that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated, and whose protagonist is a feathered and grumpy private eye struggling with a very tricky case, bizarre characters, and puzzles that will put his insight and patience to the test.
Flip Over Frog (MUTAN, Thu 9th August, $7.50) 4 x 4 square encampment battle! Flip over cards, get the largest number of your symbol cards face up, and then keep your area! Predict the symbol card of your opponent and then flip over! Simple yet profound…the ultimate example of a party game!
FunBox Party (Drageus Games, Tue 14th August, $1.99) Fun Box party is a perfect party package, because having fun together is the best kind of fun. Three arcade games that are perfect for making any party the best one ever! In each of these games, your speed, reflexes and - most importantly - good fun counts.
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Nitro Ball (FTE Games, Today, $7.99) Join the game show and blast your way through 5 intense levels gathering power-ups and special weapons, including a special super power.
Manual Samuel (Curve Digital, Today, $9.99) Manual Samuel is a classic adventure game with a wild twist. After making a deal with Death, our hero, the spoiled rich-kid Samuel, must survive for 24 hours controlling his entire body manually. Read our Manual Samuel review.
Next Up Hero (Aspyr Media, Inc., Today, $19.99) Next Up Hero is a dungeon crawler featuring hand-drawn heroes that hack, slash, bongo-drum, boomerang, and jet their way through Ventures. Choose your Hero and start rolling dungeons, gearing out, and maxing your stats. Invite a friend for co-op -- you’re going to need all the help you can get.
Out of The Box (Raiser Games, Wed 22nd August, $14.99) Dive into a wild story of gangsters and criminals in Out of the Box, a captivating thriller where you decide the fate of the peculiar customers of a luxurious nightclub in a never-ending race against the clock.
Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders (Artifex Mundi, Fri 17th August, $14.99) Ominous clouds are gathering over Persia. The good-natured king Badiya is mortally ill and the demonic Grand Vizier Zaved holds his subjects in an iron grip, bringing the country to the edge of ruin. To make matters worse, a shadowy disease has appeared out of nowhere, spreading across the land.
Polygod (Krafted Games, Fri 17th August, $14.99) Polygod is a rogue-like, randomly generated, single & multiplayer FPS with a brutal difficulty curve! Blending a fast-paced, Quake-esque feel with randomness, difficulty and our handcrafted power-up system, Polygod is a hardcore gamer and speedrunner's dream.
Red's Kingdom (Rising Star Games, Today, $9.99) Mad King Mac has always caused trouble for his subjects, but stealing Red's winter stash of acorns, his prized golden nut AND kidnapping his father? That's going too far! Read our Red's Kingdom review.
Robbotto (JMJ Interactive, Today, $9.99) A gigantic space cruiser was slowly gliding through the vastness of cosmos, when suddenly disaster struck! The ship flew straight through a magnetic storm, causing all the robots and machines onboard to go crazy. Luckily, Robb and Otto, the ships top maintenance robots were putting out a fire in the ships shield generator room, and didn't get affected by the storm. Read our Robbotto review.
Spectrum (Digerati, Mon 20th August, $11.99) Spectrum is a unique platform game set in a stunning abstract world. Jump, dive and find your flow to skillfully navigate through 80 ingenious levels of shifting shapes and vibrant colours. Stylish visuals combine with an atmospheric soundtrack to create an immersive experience of pure, zen-focus platforming.
Tiny Hands Adventure (Blue Sunset Games, Fri 10th August, $16.99) Join a young t-rex Borti on his quest to find the best replacement for his tiny hands and arms. Explore several unknown worlds, find all the collectables and face bosses that have what you want.
Treadnauts (Topstitch Games, Fri 17th August, $9.99) Treadnauts gives competitive platform fighters a kiss of physics finesse. Gracefully pilot your tank through gorgeous arenas to land a deadly shot on your opponents!
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
- Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery
- Monopoly for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo eShop sales
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week here.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Flower Festival Event – Every day is a new day in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp smartphone game. Starting today, the Flower Festival event begins. Stop by your garden to get special event flower seeds. If you cross-pollinate event flowers, you can get seeds for flowers of different colors. Trade event flowers to Lloid for items like a red-and-yellow bicycle and Flower Festival clothing, among other fun summer items. This event is running from Aug. 16 at 11 p.m. PT through Aug. 28 at 10:59 p.m. PT.
August Legendary Pokémon – The Legendary duo of Kyogre and Groudon has dominated the land and seas since originally appearing in the Hoenn region. Now you can get one of them via a code from your local participating GameStop store from Aug. 3 to Aug. 26. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Sun players can get Kyogre, while Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Moon players can get Groudon. Available while supplies last.
Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2 Ends Soon – Calling Nintendo Labo fans! In less than one week, the latest Nintendo Labo Creators Contest ends. Have you started on your entry? A team of Nintendo Labo judges will select two Grand Prize winners and eight runner-up winners in two categories: Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument and Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage. The contest ends at 10:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20. You can also check out other submissions here – and don’t forget to give a “like” to your favorites! The prizes include a specially designed, collectible cardboard-inspired Nintendo Switch system, Nintendo Labo Creators jackets and more. For more info, please visit the official contest site here.
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!