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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 retail

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Entertainment, Tue 4th December, $39.99) Enjoy a colorful action-adventure game made alongside Ryuichi Nishizawa, creator of the original Wonder Boy in Monster World series. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom borrows the best from the classic series to deliver a fresh, modern adventure with fun gameplay, memorable music and gorgeous hand-drawn animations. Can Jin save Monster World Kingdom?

Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 (Microids, Today, $49.99) More than 10 years following their last appearance on games consoles and PC, Asterix and Obelix are back and in better shape than ever! Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 is a superb blend of action and adventure for all ages, with a winning combination of comedy and brawling.

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 (Microids, Tue 4th December, $59.99) With the pedal to the metal, race along more than 1800 miles of races! On the mountainside, through a nature park, in the middle of the desert or along the coast, defend your position over the course of more than 250 races, including championships, missions and challenges.

Professional Farmer: Nintendo Switch Edition (United Independent Entertainment, $39.99) Get ready for the rural lifestyle! Professional Farmer is set on your own farm! Enjoy the life of a farmer with all its amazing tasks and challenges! Drive your original vehicles, cultivate your fields, take care of your animals and market your produce! Different seasons and weather conditions guarantee realistic game fun.

Toki Collectors Edition (Microids, Tue 4th December, $29.99) Toki sets off on a new adventure! The cult action/platform game originally released on arcade machines in 1989 is back with a super-simian new version, featuring all-new hand-drawn graphics and re-orchestrated music!

Switch eShop

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games, Fri 30th November) Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke 'sworcery' to solve mystical musical mysteries. Experience a video game world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.

Abzu (505 Games, Today, $19.99) From the artistic mind behind Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Read our Abzu review.

ACA NEOGEO KING OF THE MONSTERS 2 (SNK, Thu 22nd November, $7.99) “KING OF THE MONSTERS 2” is an action game released by SNK in 1992. Choose 1 of 3 monsters to thrash aliens around the world and become the undisputed King of the Monsters! Work together in a 2 player co-op mode, or duke it out in versus mode!

Akihabara - Feel the Rhythm Remixed (JMJ Interactive, Today, $7.99) Take a trip through engaging music and intense puzzle action, set in Tokyo's Electric Town! Stack blocks to build combos, tap in rhythm with the music to break them. Play through the campaigns, go for the high score!

Animal Hunter Z (Starsign, Today, $9.99) We know that the virus infecting the animals can also be transferred to humans. Unfortunately, the only way to protect the island from this plague is to destroy all of the infected animals. Some animals may try to attack you. Will you survive your mission and see harmony restored to the island?

Cattails (Falcon Development, Today, $14.99) Play as a feral cat that roams an expansive wilderness. Hunt for food, fight cats from other colonies, and become friends (or enemies! ) with your neighbors. Romance one of twelve eligible cats, raise a family of cute kittens, and train them by taking them with you on your adventures! Or, delve into dark caverns to find treasures. Just make sure you always have some food on hand in case you get hungry. Read our Cattails review.

Coffee Crisis (QubicGames, Fri 30th November, $9.99) Coffee Crisis is an arcade-style beat 'em up that pays homage to the 90's era of classic arcade and 16-bit brawlers. The Smurglian race has come to Earth and they're not leaving until they steal our most prized commodities: our metal music, the best coffee, and all of the WiFi.

Crimson Keep (Merge Games, Today, $19.99) Descend into the Crimson Keep, an ever-changing labyrinth full of monsters, traps, and treasure. Discover the sunken remains of an ancient castle and cleanse it of the evil within. Uncover secrets that will bestow great power on you - it could be your only hope of escape. Crimson Keep is an action RPG adventure in which your only hope is to explore, scavenge, and fight for survival. Will you find the mysterious Crimson Keep? Will you escape this terrible place? Or will you be food for the innumerable beasts and horrors that lurk below?

Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure (COWCAT, Mon 3rd December, $9.99) Bjorn Thonen, a slob of an antique dealer living in Paris, is robbed one night after coming home drunk. Forced to conduct his own investigation with the help of his neighbor Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair.

Dexteritrip (Undergames, Today, $6.99) Dexteritrip is a frenetic, hardcore and minimalistic fast-paced action platform game, in which your gaming skills will be constantly tested. Face up to 100 super challenging levels of increasing difficulty, which will have you avoiding death traps, planning your moves, teleporting, shifting gravity and killing enemies.

Energy Cycle Edge (Sometimes You, Wed 5th December, $4.99) The main idea is the same: when you activate each cell in the game field, it changes the colors of the cell and any adjacent cells in a straight line. Each cell switches between three different colors, and your task is to make them all match the same color.

Escape Doodland (QubicGames, Fri 30th November, $9.99) Discover a unique hand-drawing art style, humorous characters and a variety of fun gameplay mechanics. Doodland is a grotesque world created on a piece of paper. It is invaded by Omnomus, a cruel monster that loves the taste of inhabitants of this land. Each part of the world has a unique atmosphere. You will have to run, jump, swim and fly to overcome many demanding obstacles.

Gelly Break (EuroVideo Medien, Today, $34.99) Gelly Break is a varied jump'n'run with an intense co-op mode for two players, which will demand real teamwork in addition to the right tactics, especially in the boss battles against huge unique enemies. Discover a new world and rescue the captured Gellies from Evil Blob!

GensokyoDefenders (Unties, Today, $19.99) Use Traps and Spell Cards to fight back the magical masses in this Touhou Project fan game, now on Nintendo Switch! Blistering shoot-em-up action meets tactical tower defense as you choose from almost 20 popular characters to stop the fairy onslaught!

Harvest Life (Rokapublish, Fri 30th November, $29.99) Put on those rubber boots and fetch your pitchfork! Get your organic farm going! Depending on the weather and the local villagers' demands you tend to your fields and take care of your livestock.

I Am The Hero (Ratalaika Games, Fri 30th November, $9.99) I Am The Hero is a love note to retro gaming, ripped from the fuzzy memories of the developer’s childhoods and seasoned with a wild passion for fighting games. If you want a truly modern re-interpretation of classic gaming, then it’s time to join the fate and answer one simple question, "are you the hero?"

Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God (KEMCO, Today, $19.99) Patty's brother has been possessed by the God of Poverty and the whole family has become poor, with huge debts. . . This is the beginning of Patty's struggle!

Mordheim: Warband Skirmish (Legendary Games, Mon 26th November, $25.00) Set during a brutal civil war, command a small fantasy warband searching for valuable shards of the comet that destroyed the city of Mordheim. Multiplayer turn-based arena strategy right at your fingertips, you’ll have the freedom to play how YOU want to play.

NAIRI: Tower Of Shirin (Today, $9.99) Follow Nairi, a troubled upper-class girl, and Rex, a gangster-turned-scholar, as they uncover a dark mystery involving the mysterious Tower of Shirin! In a world brimming with delightful, deadly, and dastardly creatures Nairi will need all her wits to outsmart bandit cats, befriend crime lord ducks, and escape a conspiracy as old as time.

OkunoKa (Ignition Publishing, Fri 30th November, $15.00) OkunoKA is a super hard platformer game where you play as Ka, an improbable blue fellow who's about to save the world of souls from the evil hands of Os, who is transforming the inhabitants into machines. As the incorruptible and immortal Ka, you’ll be jumping and running through these breakneck lands, purifying the corrupted and attempting to defeat Os.

Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut (Tikipod, Sat 1st December, $6.99) Young Queen Victoria is bored of royal life, and has snuck off incognito to go adventuring on Mars. But oh no, she and her fellow adventurers have been locked up and forced to work the rocky mines deep underground. Help Victoria escape her captors' dastardly plot, and try to find a way back home! Featuring: 1880s style Steampunk twin-stick arcade action. Meet Charles Darwin, duel rogue politicians and fight giant mutated brains. 2 exceedingly retro 8-bit art modes. Collect hidden Tea, Cheese and Jammy Scones to unlock bonus arcade games.

Screencheat: Unplugged (Samurai Punk, Today, $12.99) "Screencheat is the award-winning, split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible so you have to “screencheat” (verb: to look at your opponent’s screens), enhanced exclusively for Nintendo Switch!

Secret Files: Tunguska (Koch Media, Fri 30th November, $14.99) When Vladimir Kalenkow, a high-ranking scientist looking into the unexplained Tunguska catastrophe from 1908, goes missing, his daughter Nina and his assistant Max are drawn into a conspiracy of epic proportions.

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax (Aksys Games, Today, $9.99) SGW: Stellar Climax is an engaging 1-4 player couch co-op action shooter game, combining SHMUP and Brawler-like gameplay with light RPG elements. Choose from different game modes, gameplay settings, mechs, weapons and upgrades to customize your experience freely. Soar through space, defeat evil and save the future. . . from itself!

The First Tree (David Wehle, Fri 30th November, $9.99) The First Tree is a third-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a son reconnecting with his estranged father in Alaska. Players take control of the fox on a poignant and beautiful journey that crescendos at the source of life, and perhaps result in an understanding of death.

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