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
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country (Nintendo, Fri 21st September, $29.99) Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Read our Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country review.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (SEGA, Tue 25th September, $59.99) A Continent Engulfed in the Bitter Flames of War! Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on Squad E of the Federation. Read our Valkyria Chronicles 4 review.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (Revolution Software, Fri 21st September, $29.99) Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery. A robbery.... a murder... and the beginning of another epic Broken Sword adventure. From multi-award winning Revolution comes the latest mystery in this much loved adventure-puzzle series. Read our Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse review.
This Is The Police 2 (THQ Nordic, Tue 25th September, $29.99) Interpret the law as you see fit! Run the sheriff's department, manage your cops, make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself – in this story-driven mixture of adventure, strategy, and turn-based tactical combat.
The Gardens Between (The Voxel Agents, Today, $19.99) Best friends Arina and Frendt fall into a series of vibrant, dreamlike island gardens peppered with everyday objects from their childhood. Together they embark on an emotional journey that examines the significance of their friendship: the memories they’ve built, what must be let go, and what should never be left behind. Read our The Gardens Between review.
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (Square Enix, Thu 13th September, $29.99) Explore the world of FINAL FANTASY XV with a cast of cute and cool characters! Now you can enjoy the FINAL FANTASY XV story across 10 exciting chapters. Read our Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD review.
Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition (Paradox Interactive, Thu 13th September, $39.99) Cities: Skylines is a modern take on a classic city builder. With original gameplay to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city. Boasting fully realized transport and economy systems, Cities: Skylines is designed to suit any play style - and now, anytime, anywhere. Read our Cities: Skylines - Nintendo Switch Edition review.
A Case of Distrust (Serenity Forge, Today, $14.99) A Case of Distrust is a narrative mystery from 1924 San Francisco. Play as private investigator Phyllis Cadence Malone in this historical 2D adventure game. Explore underground speakeasies, smoke-filled billiard halls, classic barber shops, and more. Catch suspects in lies by using evidence, statements, and your wits.
A Gummy's Life (EP Games, Tue 25th September, $14.99) Play as a gummy with up to 8 Friends online or on the couch!
ACA NEOGEO AGGRESSORS OF DARK KOMBAT (HAMSTER, Thu 13th September, $7.99) AGGRESSORS OF DARK KOMBAT is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. Pick one of eight intense fighters and go into battle to accomplish their goals.
Arcade Archives Rygar (HAMSTER, Thu 13th September, $7.99) "RYGAR" is a video game created by Tecmo in 1986 and originally released for arcades in Japan as 'Warrior of Argus'. It is a scrolling platform game where the player assumes the role as the "Legendary Warrior".
Broken Age (Double Fine, Thu 13th September, $14.99) Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds.
Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle (Capcom, Tue 18th September, $19.99) This comprehensive collection includes seven classic games, each with various multiplayer options, online capabilities and detailed galleries! Say goodbye to game overs! Adjust your difficulty settings or give yourself more lives to battle through each game in its entirety. Read our Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle review.
Debris Infinity (SVC Games, Fri 21st September, $4.99) Debris Infinity is an action-packed game that puts your reflexes to the limit, allowing you to manipulate time itself to make impossible manoeuvres, using an advanced scoring system to rank your performance!
Gaokao.Love.100Days (Navila Software Japan, Mon 24th September, $11.99) Is there still room for love in this 100 days, or am I just ruining my life, or worse, her life? This is a dating simulation game based on Chinese students' real life.
Hover (Plug In Digital, Today, $24.99) Hover is a fast-paced single and multiplayer Parkour game in a futuristic 3D Open World. Experience the thrills of a fast-paced single and multiplayer Parkour game. Join the Rebellion and deride the security forces of an anti-leisure tyranny.
Legendary Fishing (Ubisoft, Tue 18th September, $29.99) Experience the thrill of catching over 20 different types of fish, from king salmon to largemouth bass, in this legendary fishing experience.
Light Fingers (Numizmatic Games, Today, $19.99) What do skulking thieves do after a night of procuring shady spoils? They gather at a favourite tavern and wager it away on a friendly game of Light Fingers! Played on a magical clockworks game board, this turn-based multiplayer game has real-time action and devious opportunities for misdirection, all in the pursuit of securing more loot than your opponents.
MagiCat (Toge Productions, Today, $4.99) MagiCat takes players on a quest to retrieve a stolen artifact and explore the astounding magical worlds of the MagiCat universe. Using the powers of dashing, high jump, and fireball, along with items that can be unlocked as the story progresses, players must help MagiCat regain the world’s lost relic.
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (Zenith Blue, Today, $11.90) High school girls + Japanese swords! Enter the arena, take on a swarm of enemies and leave none standing in this action-fuelled indie game. Collect skill points to upgrade your techniques and confront even greater foes. Feel a surge of pleasure as you make use of both swift attacks and destructive techniques to scatter your enemies!
My Brother Rabbit (Artifex Mundi, Fri 21st September, $14.99) My Brother Rabbit is a beautifully drawn adventure set in a surreal world that mixes reality with a child’s imagination. A young girl faces a terrible reality when she falls ill. The little girl and her brother use the power of imagination to escape the hostile outside world.
Oh My Godheads: Party Edition (Square Enix Europe LTD, Tue 25th September, $14.99) Grab eleven Godheads with their own game-changing abilities, such as explosions, mind-control and freeze. Visit ten locations with their own obstacles to overcome, like the waterfalls in Japan, Italian volcanoes, and more.
Reigns: Kings & Queens (Devolver Digital, Today, $7.99) Reigns: Kings & Queens includes both award-winning games Reigns and Reign: Her Majesty. Sit on the throne as a benevolent (or malevolent) monarch of the modern age and swipe your royal decrees to the left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom. Read our Reigns: Kings & Queens review.
Retimed (Stray Fawn, Today, $14.99) Challenge friends and family to awesome and fast-paced arena battles. Choose between chaotic team matches and intense free-for-all fights. Dash and dodge bullet clusters in nerve-wrecking slow-motion moments. Use different surroundings to outplay your opponents and enjoy the colorful world of Retimed! Meet our “heroes”!
Snake vs Snake (Casual Games, Wed 26th September, $3.99) Snake vs Snake is a fast-paced snake game with an insane battle mode with power-ups and much more. Inspired by old classical Snake but with a much faster arcade pace and multiplayer support.
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Ubisoft, Tue 25th September, $29.99) From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become…cool.
Speed Brawl (Kongregate, Tue 18th September, $19.99) Speed Brawl is a 2D combat-racer about moving fast and hitting hard! Maintain your momentum, build your combos, and unleash powerful special moves. Find your own fighting style, and assemble the finest team of brawlers ever seen.
Spider Solitaire F (Flyhigh Works, Thu 13th September, $5.00) Spider Solitaire F is the first of our “F” (Flyhigh) series. We aim to bring the fun and challenge of classic games to the Nintendo Switch. In Spider Solitaire F we have prepared challenges that range from easy to very challenging; there are a total of 100 sets to solve. For those learning how to play there is a Hint function, and you can also go ‘one back’ in moves. Spider Solitaire F is perfect for calm and relaxing moments with the Nintendo Switch, whether playing on the portable or the TV. We hope it will be an enjoyable challenge!
THE Card: Poker, Texas hold 'em, Blackjack and Page One (D3Publisher, Today, $4.99) This game includes Poker, Texas hold 'em, Blackjack, and Page One. -Built-in ranking system! Compete with users across the country over the coins earned in a game. -The more coins you have, the bigger bets you can make, so the game gets more and more exciting! -The achievement system lets you can gather backgrounds and card designs as you get into the game. -You can make your ideal game environment by customizing the number of rounds, backgrounds, and card designs!
Think of the Children (Fellow Traveller, Tue 25th September, $12.99) READY! SET! PARENT! Little Bobby’s dead, the BBQ is on fire, Jen’s eating poisonous berries and the birthday cake still needs icing. It’s just another wonderful day out with the kids in Think of the Children, a frantic parenting simulator for up to four players.
Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games, Tue 25th September, $14.99) Ever wish you were a wall-jumping, arrow-dodging, trap-setting horse, besting your animal pals in a race through a peril-laden obstacle course that you all built together? Wish Granted! Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer where you and your friends build the level as you play, placing deadly traps before trying to reach the end of the level. If you can make it but your friends can't, you score points! Play online or locally with your animal buddies and experiment with a wide variety of platforms to find new ways to mess with your friends.
Velocity 2X (Curve Digital, Today, $14.99) Velocity 2X blends two unique styles of fast-paced, frenetic gameplay into one incredibly fun and challenging SF experience.
Nintendo Switch Online: More Games. More Features. More Fun. – Introducing a new online service from Nintendo! With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you’ll get access to online play in compatible games, a growing catalog of classic NES titles with newly added online play and cloud backup for your save data in compatible games. Plus, you can receive special offers and enhance your online experience with features available through the smartphone app. Level up with a Nintendo Switch Online membership!
Get In-Game Extras When You Buy Xenoblade Chronicles 2 by Sept. 30 – We’re celebrating the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country with free in-game items for My Nintendo members who purchase the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. You’ll get these helpful in-game items for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 via download code: 15 Legendary Core Crystals, three Char-Grilled Grumbirds, three Crispy Blendshakes and three Clicky Clacks. To qualify, purchase the digital version of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 or register your physical game with My Nintendo by 11:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 30. For more information, visit the My Nintendo website.
It’s Party Time! Earn Double Gold Points with Digital Pre-Purchase of Super Mario Party – Receive a bonus of 300 My Nintendo Gold Points when you pre-purchase the digital version of the Super Mario Party game from Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). The offer ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 4. Bonus points will be issued on the game’s launch day, are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop and will vary by country and currency.
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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!