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
Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft, Tue 16th October, $59.99) In the Starlink: Battle for Atlas game, you’re part of a group of heroic interstellar pilots, dedicated to free the Atlas star system from Grax and the Forgotten Legion, an evil robot force. Assemble your fleet and mix and match your pilots, Starships and weapons to create your own play style and defeat the enemy. The Nintendo Switch console version even features characters and vehicles from the Star Fox series!
The World Ends with You: Final Remix (Nintendo, Fri 12th October, $49.99) Complete the mission... or face erasure. That's all Neku knows after regaining consciousness in the middle of a busy intersection without his memories. Now he and his partner must fight to survive a life-or-death game in this twisted tale with more turns than the urban labyrinth of Tokyo they're trapped in.
LEGO DC Super-Villains (WB Games, December 2018, Tue 16th October, $59.99) It's good to be bad… Embark on an all-new DC/LEGO adventure by becoming the best villain the universe has seen. Players will create and play as an all-new super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed story.
WARRIORS OROCHI 4 (Koei Tecmo, Fri 19th October, Tue 16th October, $59.99) A dream collaboration starring heroes from DYNASTY WARRIORS and SAMURAI WARRIORS!
Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo, Fri 12th October, $39.99) G-g-ghosts! Time to suck those suckers up because Luigi is back in the first portable version of this spooky classic. After winning a mansion in a contest he didn’t enter, he must beat its many bosses and puzzles. Follow a map on the touchscreen, shine a flashlight, blow fire, shoot water, stun ghosts, and trap them…before Mario is trapped forever! Read our Luigi's Mansion review.
The Jackbox Party Pack 5 (Jackbox Games, Wed 17th October, $29.99) It’s the return of the classic pop culture trivia mash-up game, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream; the game of hilarious hypotheticals, Split the Room; the lyric-writing, robot rap battle, Mad Verse City; the inventive drawing game, Patently Stupid; and the outer space fling-fest, Zeeple Dome. Use your phones or tablets as controllers and play with up to eight players, plus an audience of up to 10,000.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (2K Sports, Tues, 16th October) NBA arcade action is back with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2! The sequel to the original smash hit takes street balling to the next level with a massive roster of current and retired NBA players, improved online matchmaking with dedicated servers, four-player online matches, three-point contests, new playgrounds, custom matches, and more! Pick your team, get ready to jam, and Ball Without Limits!
ACA NEOGEO ZUPAPA! (SNK, Thu 4th October, $7.99) “ZUPAPA! ” is an action game released by SNK in 2001. Control the brave young Zupapa and Zupipi and rescue the Zooks, who have been kidnapped by a mysterious adversary! Run freely through the fun, unique stages using simple controls, and aim for the final stage.
Art Of Balance (Shin'en Multimedia, Thu 4th October, $8.99) Art of Balance, one of the all-time best physics-puzzlers (88% on Metacritic. com) has finally made its way to Nintendo Switch. Puzzle games must be addictive. That's why we designed 200 levels to not only challenge your skills but also your imagination.
Battle Group 2 (Merge Games, Today, $9.99) A deadly new terrorist group has emerged. The Talon seeks vengeance for an unknown crime, commanding seemingly unlimited resources and striking against innocents with precision, efficiency, and savage force. They take no prisoners. . . but neither do we! Battle Group 2 puts you in control of an advanced naval fleet assembled as a last resort against this deadly new enemy. Command powerful battleships and fire newly developed satellite strikes in a final strike against this deadly new terrorist superpower.
Big Buck Hunter Arcade (MADCOW, Tue 16th October, $29.99) The #1 Hunting Arcade Game in the world is now available for your console. Big Buck Hunter will bring the arcade experience to your living room with this fast-paced, addictive arcade shooter!
Boom Ball: Boost Edition (VirtualAirGuitar, Today, $12.99) Cheerful arcade action with manic multiball mayhem.
Chasm (Leadman Games, Today, $19.99) Welcome to Chasm, an action-adventure game in which you play a new recruit undertaking your first mission for the Guildean Kingdom. Thrilled to prove your worth as a knight, you track strange rumors that a mine vital to the Kingdom has been shut down. Read our Chasm review.
Child of Light: Ultimate Edition (Ubisoft, Today, $19.99) Join Aurora on her journey to save her ailing father and a lost kingdom in the magical world of Lemuria –along the way she'll discover that her destiny may be far greater than she dreamed. Read our Child of Light: Ultimate Edition review.
Crayola Scoot (Outright Games, Tue 16th October, $39.99) Creativity wins in this colorful freestyle scooter championship! In Crayola Scoot, more tricks mean more color – and color can change the world in impossible ways. So get ready to take on Scoot Legends in a rainbow of thrilling events, or grab 3 friends for a split-screen color clash. It’s time to make your mark on the scootpark!
Dungeon Village (Kairosoft, Today, $12.00) Welcome to an epic RPG world in which the town you build can grow from humble hamlet into a mecca for the land's most ambitious adventurers! The enterprising warriors that stop by your blossoming burg will defeat monsters and earn you money.
Exorder (Fat Dog Games, Tue 16th October, $12.99) A fantasy turn-based strategy game, fight for Cerulean and claim the crown as her rightful heir! Enjoy hours of our single-player campaign and battle your friends with cross-platform multiplayer. Expand your skills as a commander with the challenge mode.
Feral Fury (Skandivania, Today, $8.99) May the soil we conquer nurture the holy seeds of the great bamboo. Long after humankind perished in the flames of the oil wars, the great panda empire is expanding throughout the galaxy as the new dominant power.
Game Dev Story (Kairosoft, Today, $12.00) Manage your own game company and try to create a million-selling game in this unique simulation. Features the ability to develop your company's own game console, plus a system for changing your staff members' professions.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios, Mon 8th October, $14.99) Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer set in a magical world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore. Read our Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition review.
Hot Springs Story (Kairosoft, Today, $12.00) Build your own resort and propel it to success with but a touch of the finger in this one-of-a-kind simulation! Rooms, restaurants, arcades, and baths--position each facility to lull your guests into hot spring Nirvana and skyrocket your establishment to fame!
Iris School of Wizardry -Vinculum Hearts- (DIGIMERCE, Today, $24.99) You’ll be attending with not only from the wealthy family, but also smart and talented boys and girls. School life romance game at the school of magic that everybody wants to attend.
Joggernauts (Graffiti Games, Today, $14.99) Colorful, Chaotic, Co-Op Switching. Switch places at JUST the right time to beat color-coded levels.
Madorica Real Estate (GIFT TEN INDUSTRY, Today, $14.99) The study material for “Madorica Real Estate” would be the floorplan for the corresponding house of the game stage. You would dropdown the magic spell or hints on the floorplans. The floor plans are not only for dropping notes; you might need to cut or fold it!
Nefarious (Digerati, $14.99) Tired of playing the hero? Nefarious is a 2D action platformer where you get to be the villain! Step into the wily shoes of Crow, an evil genius on an epic quest to steal princesses for his royalty-powered death ray – the world-conquering Doom Howitzer. Wreak havoc across five different kingdoms! Stomp on heroes in iconic battles recreated with you as the boss! Unleash your inner megalomaniac!
Rapala Fishing Pro Series (GameMill Entertainment, Tue 16th October, $29.99) Real Fish! Real Lures! Real Tournaments! Real Fishing! Welcome to Rapala Fishing Pro Series! Rapala is looking to sponsor the next great angler to be part of their Pro Series team, do you have what it takes? Compete in world-class tournaments and daily challenges all to improve your skills by earning bonus money to climb the ranks and become a professional angler for the #1 fishing brand in the world.
The Swindle (Curve Digital, Today, $14.99) London, 1849. Scotland Yard will soon activate its breakthrough surveillance technology, 'The Devil's Basilisk'. Its surveillance capabilities will be total, and your career as a master thief will be over. Steal it, before that can happen. From the safety of your rickety airship, you can modify your thief with new skills, tools, and all manner of technological horrors to tackle the wealthiest and most secure buildings in London. All the buildings you’ll be robbing are randomly-generated, so you’ll never get the same level twice. Have you got what it takes to pull off The Swindle?
Tricky Towers (WeirdBeard, Today, $14.99) With your brilliant robe and magic powers, it’s time to build some Tricky Towers! Stack your bricks in this land of fable, whose marvellous tower will be the most stable? Cast magic to support your construction, and fend off dark spells to avoid destruction. Battle your friends and rise to fame, in this frantic physics party game.
Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, Thu 4th October, $7.00) Pinball Breakout is a breakout game which combines the game mechanics of a traditional breakout game and a flipper game. Play through 15 exciting levels as you aim for a high score.
Wii U eShop
Petite Zombies (RandomSpin, Today) Protect your territory from the invasion of petite zombies. For better game convenience, use the stylus.
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
NES Open Tournament Golf – Challenge another player in Stroke, Match and Tournament modes. Play on three fantasy courses in the USA, the UK and Japan, and try to win a million dollars. Make sure you keep an eye on the wind and distance to the hole before selecting your club, or else you’ll be racking up some high scores…which is exactly what you don’t want to do in this game.
Solomon's Key – As Dana, a skilled and talented hero, you must strategically manoeuvre through over 40 stages using mysterious block-creation skills and other magical powers. Free the captive Fairy in each stage by finding the Bell, and escape by grabbing the Magic Key. Use quick thinking and magical firepower to discover hidden items and evade numerous enemies as you race against the clock.
Super Dodge Ball – In the Super Dodge Ball game, you take control of the USA Dodge Ball team and travel the world in an effort to become the best dodge ballers around. Step onto playing fields in countries all over the globe and use a combination of normal and super shots to help take down your opponents. But be careful, as some destinations have surfaces that can affect your footing.
My Nintendo “Games with an Edge” Sweepstakes – It’s the last week to enter the My Nintendo “Games with an Edge” Sweepstakes. Enter now for a chance to win a HUGE Nintendo Switch prize pack. While you’re there, be sure to take the quiz to discover what game to play next.
The World Ends with You: Final Remix Wallpaper – My Nintendo is celebrating the launch of The World Ends with You: Final Remix with some new wallpaper. You can redeem your My Nintendo Platinum Points to get the wallpaper, which becomes available Oct. 12. Visit my.nintendo.com for more information.
Nintendo eShop sales
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week 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!