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 comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!
Nintendo Switch Retail
Yoshi's Crafted World (Nintendo, Fri 29th March, $59.99) As Yoshi, you’ll leap up high, gulp down enemies, and set out on a treasure hunt to find all the different collectables. On the flip side, stages can be played backwards, providing new perspectives to explore and new ways to locate some of the more craftily hidden items! Read our Yoshi's Crafted World review.
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (THQ Nordic, Tue 2nd April, $29.99) Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth.
FUN! FUN! Animal Park (Aksys Games, Today, $29.99) Fun for the whole Family! 30 unique mini-games feature the intuitive Joy-Con motion controls and the rules are so easy that players of all ages and experience levels will have so much FUN!
The World Next Door (VIZ Media, Today, $14.99) An addictive mix of lightning-fast puzzle battles, powerful storytelling and immersive visual novel elements, The World Next Door follows Jun, a rebellious teen girl trapped in a parallel realm inhabited by magical creatures, who must find her way home before time runs out.
12 Labours of Hercules (JetDogs, Sun 24th March, $2.99) You assist a hero from Ancient Greece, Hercules. Evil Hades had kidnapped his wife while Hercules was asleep. This wasn't the only problem. The villain has destroyed the roads, so it takes a lot of effort to follow. The Player will have to fix the paths, find & use artefacts, activate switches, and fight beasts.
ACA NEOGEO BASEBALL STARS 2 (HAMSTER, Thu 21st March, $7.99) BASEBALL STARS 2 is a sports game released by SNK in 1992. Get the full experience with intense graphics and passionate announcers! Time to see some exciting baseball! Use the Power-bat to send the ball flying for an amazing home run! Read our Baseball Stars 2 review.
Airfield Mania (Sprakelsoft, Wed 27th March, $5.99) Are you the right person to guide aircrafts to their runway? Now you can prove it with "Airfield Mania"! Airfield Mania is an addictive line-draw air traffic control game. But don´t tell us we didn´t warn you. It´s really addictive.
AngerForce: Reloaded (indienova, Tue 2nd April, $9.99) AngerForce: Reloaded is a hardcore scrolling fly-and-shoot game done in the 90’s arcade style. It's set against the backdrop of a 19th-century human world that has seen the outbreak of a robot rebellion.
Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing (Tribetoy, Wed 3rd April, $19.99) In Bow to Blood you will compete to become Champion of the Arena, as its inscrutable Overseers test you and your fellow challengers in a winner-takes-all fantasy reality show.
Cel Damage HD (Finish Line Games, Today, $9.99) Take control of the world’s nuttiest cartoon drivers to demolish your friends with insane weapons and wacky arena hazards! Cel Damage HD is the definitive local multiplayer game, so just add a couch and have a blast with your friends and family. Master the single-player mode to get a leg up on the competition!
Croixleur Sigma (Playism Games, Today, $19.99) Wielding magical blades, four girls fight back encroaching waves of monsters in this exhilarating hack & slash action game! Featuring various battle styles and a variety of weapons to mix and match (up to four) to develop your own unique fighting style.
Darkest Hunter (Ultimate Games, Mon 1st April, $5.30) Choose your hero, grab your weapon, learn new spells and... HUNT! Eliminate every nasty beast you encounter, collect loot and find the rarest, as well as the best equipment!
Event Horizon (Drageus Games, Wed 20th March, $5.99) Take command of a space fleet and start your galaxy exploration mission. Battle hostile aliens, conduct scientific research, capture resources, trade, build new ships and upgrade existing ones. Thousands and thousands of star systems, ferocious battles and surprising encounters are waiting for you.
Gods Remastered (Robot Riot, Today, $19.99) Join the nameless warrior on a dangerous journey through four worlds to defeat the Great Guardians who have stolen the homes of the gods. As a reward, you will receive immortality and a place in the eternal hall of fame… Experience the 2D-action classic "Gods" by the legendary Bitmap Brothers in a new look!
Goken (GIANTY, Today, $9.99) GOKEN seeks to bring back everything that was right about gaming in an action-packed open world environment in the form of the good old Action RPG genre and have the old school gamers tremble in nostalgia.
Inferno Climber: Reborn (Arc System Works Co., Ltd., Today, $13.99) Long ago, there were 5 purgatory stones that brought order to the world. However, the power of the stones was spread too thin and weak minded individuals rose to dominate the world.
Istanbul: Digital Edition (Acram, Today, $19.99) Istanbul is, without a doubt, one of the best board games to have ever been published. So what is the game about? Can you be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies?
Junk Planet (Happinet Corporation, Thu 21st March, $13.99) Clean up junk while bringing plants and creatures to life. Freely reclaim the Junk Planet in this 2D sandbox game. The game takes place on Junk Planet, a planet that was bombarded with so much junk, it was completely ruined. It's here that a peculiar pair meet by chance and their story begins.
Lyrica (Cosen, Today, $19.99) This is a game that allows players to enjoy musical pieces that are fusions of the classical Chinese poetry of Li Bai and Du Fu with modern music such as rock, ballad, and jazz. There are three modes, Story, in which the stories of modern and ancient China are intertwined, Songs, in which players can freely play pieces, and Challenge, in which players take on the challenge of clearing difficult requirements.
Metagal (Ratalaika Games, Fri 29th March, $4.99) Players are thrown into the shoes of "Meta," a cyborg girl, in her quest to rescue her Creator "Dr Ray" from the hands of "General Creeper," the evil leader of a rogue army! To make matters worse, Metagal's sisters were also kidnapped by Creeper and he’s turned them all into battle cyborgs, in order to use their powers so that he can at last, rule the world!
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (nWay, Tue 26th March, $19.99) A modern take on the 25-year-old franchise, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid showcases stunning graphics and vivid details. Pit current and classic Rangers and villains like never before in 3 vs. 3 tag battles. Test your skills online against friends and players from around the world for endless replayability. A streamlined combat system welcomes newcomers with simplified controls while maintaining depth for the most dedicated competitor to learn and master.
President F.net (Flyhigh Works, Mon 25th March, $4.99) The second title in our ‘F’ series, in President F. net your task is to get rid of your cards as quickly as possible! The player to clear their cards becomes ‘President’ and deals for the next round, so you’ll need to rise up the ranks and triumph over your opponents!
SEGA AGES Alex Kidd In Miracle World (SEGA, Today, $7.99) Over three decades since its humble beginnings, Alex Kidd is back to smash rocks, collect items, and play Rock, Paper, Scissors with evil henchmen! The beloved boy martial artist must traverse the kingdom of Radaxian to face off against evil villain Janken the Great. Does he have what it takes to save the kingdom, or will all be lost to evil? Featuring a new ranking system, AGES mode rewind option, two Time-Attack challenge modes, and more!
SEGA AGES Gain Ground (SEGA, Today, $7.99) It's 2348 and the Gain Ground battle-simulation supercomputer has gone rogue, trapping people inside with rampaging robots! It's up to you to rescue them. Choose between twenty playable characters, each with their unique abilities and skill sets. Do you have what it takes to escape?
Shadow Blade: Reload (Dead Mage, Wed 3rd April, $9.99) Shadow Blade is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. Sprint through stages littered with traps, slaying enemies along your path without hesitation as Kuro, the blade of shadow!
She Remembered Caterpillars (Ysbryd Games, Today, $11.99) She Remembered Caterpillars is a color-matching puzzle game with an unsettling fungipunk aesthetic. Set in a phantasgamorphic world of writhing caterpillars, brightly-colored Gammies, and living architecture, the game will have players eavesdropping on what appears to be one scientist’s quest to save her father.
Snow Battle Princess Sayuki (Ninja Games Japan, Today, $15.00) Help Sayuki, a snow princess, break an evil curse set upon her loved one by finding 8 items scattered across 8 lands. The treacherous journey will take you across Blizzard Mountain, Monsters Castle and Hells Valley where you will encounter many mysterious yokai monsters.
SpellKeeper (Silesia Games, Tue 2nd April, $5.99) SpellKeeper is a unique logic game with dozens of challenging puzzles and beautifully hand-drawn graphics. Take on the role of the Chosen One and save butterflies trapped in magic cocoons. Use various types of Magic Spells and arrange them on the board in the right way. Challenge your brain and free all the butterflies!
Ultrawings (Bit Planet Games, Today, $19.99) Ultrawings is an open-world, aerial-themed game where you'll pilot an Ultralight, Gee Racer, Rocket-powered Glider and Sport Plane to complete a variety of challenges across a beautifully-stylized, island-themed world. You'll pop balloons, perform spot landings, take photos, compete in thrilling air races, and more! Earn in-game money to unlock new airports and new aircraft. Ultrawings is truly the ultimate hobbyist aircraft game for the Nintendo Switch!
Undead’s Building (Double Drive, Today, $5.99) Operate an elevator in a zombie invested apartment where the undead wander the hallways! Use the security monitors to check each floor and then move between floors as quickly as possible to pick up survivors. Delay and the undead will eat them before you get there. Tough decisions await! Will you abandon one person to help three on another floor?
Uni (Game Museum, Today, $7.99) UNI is a two-player party game containing 30 different types of mini-games. UNI includes games from many genres adapted for a two-player game experience: Sports, Action, Fighting, Arcade, Racing… Even RPG!
Warparty (Crazy Monkey Studios, Today, $24.99) WarParty is an old school RTS where players must gather resources to unlock new buildings, units and upgrades, with the goal of destroying all their opponents’ bases. Players can also control a powerful chieftain that they can shape by selecting talents when they expand their settlement.
- Find the Poochy Pups to Earn My Nintendo Rewards Points – Poochy Pups are hiding in different spots on the official site for the Yoshi’s Crafted World game. You can earn 150 My Nintendo Platinum Points for finding all three!
- Happy Spring! – To celebrate the launch of Yoshi’s Crafted World, My Nintendo is offering new Yoshi-themed rewards. Starting on March 29, redeem your points* and get wallpapers, calendars and more.
Nintendo eShop Sales
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 comment below with your hot picks!
Already bought Power Rangers. While the lack of content at launch is very disappointing, I am amazed at how well the game plays. It's exactly the MvC clone I was hoping it'd be!
No, pop-up window. I can't think of anything else to say.
We could use an updated review for Baseball Stars 2. The current review is from the Wii VC days.
Picking up the physical dragon marked for death soon. I want Power Rangers BFTG but only 9 characters for 3v3 seems incredibly lacking unless you shell out $40 for the "collectors" edition with a season pass, maybe a complete physical release later.
Will get Yoshi someday, but not until it’s $40 or less.
I feel like I’m falling out of love with gaming. /sigh
Yoshi physical release for me this week
I'm waiting for a good sale. I'll spend loads of money next month with Dragons Dogma, CupHead, Final Fantasy...
Nothing for me this week. Not trying to get heavily invested in something before all the good stuff releases next month.
@Mach_Rider can you use the mega-zords or is it just the rangers?
Yoshi and Darksiders shall busy me until Dragon’s Dogma and FFX/X2 (SE Asia all in one card edition) as well as possibly MK11 and whatever else (Cuphead/Steameorld Quest) hit in April; as well as the new StarLink content. What a busy season for gaming!
If you have Prime, Yoshi is only $52 right now, go go go!
Physical copy of Yoshi
Baseball Stars 2
Oh adorable Yoshi, my buddy. You deserve all the downloads. Yes, you’ve gotten more and more cutesy over the years, but you’re still number one in my book.
Wheel, snipe, celly boys!
Yoshi and darksiders! Maybe metagal too
Goken looks great! Picking that one up
Just Yoshi and maybe Metagal for me.
Yoshi and Darksiders (both physical) and Alex Kidd for me.
I just placed my order with Amazon for Yoshi. I enjoyed the demo they made available, so looking forward to getting the physical copy and playing through it.
THQnordic's stunt on 8chan makes me want to pass on their games for awhile. Which is a shame, Darksiders is one of my very favorite series.
I really hope Darksiders: Warmastered Edition does well on the Switch. I'd like to eventually see Darksiders II on the system.
Baseball Stars 2 for me since I didn't got the chance to play it on WiiWare. I'm so glad it finally arrived on the Switch. Great timing as well 'cause baseball season is about to start!
I wanna do She Remembered Caterpillars, but I want NL to do a review for it 1st. Gotta choke back that impulse buy twitch
Me too on both counts. Maybe if I'm really wanting to play something down the road, and this is $40, then I might be in. Looks like a decent game, just not sure its $60 for me.
I'm just not into my Switch lately and am wondering if I'm just tired of gaming altogether. Octopath is my game of choice, I'm on the level 3's, but I haven't played for a couple weeks.
Alex the Kidd!
(looking forward to Yoshi at a later date too
@BradC40 Maybe I'm just getting old, but I'm finding a lot of other hobbies of much more interest to me (I like aquariums with live plants/gardening and am trying to start a business involving it) so most of my money is going in that direction. Want to buy some houseplants?
@waluigifan1 So far only Megazord and Dragonzord are available as Specials - that is, you call them in during the Ranger fight and they stomp on your enemy or hit them with sword/tail, etc...
They're not playable in the traditional sense, unfortunately.
I'll be renting both Yoshi and Darksiders from GameFly and may add Sega Ages: Alex Kidd in Miracle World to my backlog.
Got Yoshi coming tomorrow, will buy Dragons Dogma and Cuphead next month and Assassins Creed III in May.
Then E3 will hit and the hype train will roll in for those unannounced beauties we have coming.
@justin233 I got two already for my apartment, but thanks.
After 9 months off, I'm getting back into brewing beer. Good beer too, commercial quality. Also with the weather warming up, I'll be hiking a lot more in parks. A friend is getting me into shooting and I'll be buying a gun soon. Would rather do all that than play Switch games, but who knows, maybe next winter I'll get back into gaming.
@frogopus Definitely interested in vivariums and paludariums. Are you talking the backgrounds made from eggcrate and foam then coated in soil/peat/coir? Do people contract you to set them up or how does that work? Making a bio active paludarium is next on my list. Maybe with fiddler crabs or something like that. Recently set up my first planted tank and I’ve been making terrariums lately.
I'll need to go and pickup my copy of Yoshi from the local games shop tomorrow. Fun.
Alex Kidd, Gain Ground & Armed F! Yoshi down the road...
@frogopus That's awesome. I'd love to see photos when it is done!
Trials Rising is 20% off until April 1st.
Still consumed with Fate/Estella Link. Superb entry to the series.
Already downloaded Final Fantasy and will probably pick up a copy of Yoshi tomorrow. My backlog is getting to Steam levels at this point and I am not even counting the unplayed games I have on Steam. lol
baseball stars 2 for me.
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