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!
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco, Fri 24th May, $49.99) The SAO series finally arrives on Nintendo Switch! "SWORD ART ONLINE: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition" features the main game, as well as the additional content "Abyss of the Shrine Maiden" and the large-scale update "Warriors of the Sky! " A virtual world, now recreated... But humans were never meant to be part of the picture. The year is 2026. A new VRMMORPG, "Sword Art: Origin," was suddenly unveiled to the world.
Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition (Soedesco, Tue 28th May, $24.99) In the enhanced edition of this award-winning first-person horror adventure, you step into the pyjamas of a two-year-old child creeping through a dark and distorted house. Find your missing mother as you wander through sinister and surreal surroundings ranging from a haunting playground to a lakeside cottage, with only a teddy bear by your side for comfort. Will you survive long enough to unravel the family secret and make it to the end of this pitch-black nightmare?
Battle Worlds: Kronos (THQ Nordic, Tue 28th May, $29.99) Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game deeply rooted in the hexagonal tradition of the genre. The planet is once again torn by war, for the succession of a new emperor. Its destiny is in your hands!
Lapis x Labyrinth (NIS America, Tue 28th May, $29.99) Help a struggling town recover from bankruptcy in an age of dwindling adventuring. Plunge into the mysterious Labyrinth while collecting more loot than you can ever imagine. Read our Lapis x Labyrinth review.
Little Friends: Dogs & Cats (Tue 28th May, $49.99) It's time to meet your new Little Friends! These adorable puppies and kittens can't wait to meet you in the first pet training game for Nintendo Switch! Play with up to 3 pets at once and own up to 12. Get to know their personalities and feed them their favorite food.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (505 Games, Tue 28th May, $14.99) Play the award-winning adventure with an all-new two-player mode for Nintendo Switch! Guide two brothers on an epic fairytale journey from visionary Swedish film director Josef Fares. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single-player – or team up with a friend through the heartfelt story. Solve puzzles, explore stunning locations, and face off against harrowing bosses. This is one journey you will never forget.
American Fugitive (Curve Digital, Today, $19.99) American Fugitive is a modern take on classic sandbox action offering a new 3D top-down open-world single-player experience. Welcome to Redrock County, a sleepy American town with a booming criminal underbelly. You take the role of Will Riley. No angel for sure - but not a killer. Yet the cold-blooded murder of your dad is the crime they locked you up for. Fuelled by grief and a burning desire for vengeance, you’ll bust out of jail intent on finding the real culprit.
Arcade Archives Buta san (HAMSTER, Thu 16th May, $7.99) Buta san is an action game that was released from JALECO in 1987. Players try to survive while throwing time bombs at each other. Can you survive the gauntlet of 100 fellow pigs to become the champion Pig? In this title, two players can play together to help or hamper each other.
Back in 1995 (Ratalaika Games, Fri 24th May, $9.99) A throwback to the survival horror and mystery games of the mid-90's 32-bit generation, Back in 1995 faithfully re-creates everything from this all-but-forgotten era of games. Be transported to a world both concrete and indistinct, where you must uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of your daughter, the catastrophe that shook the city, and why you’ve decided to finally return.
Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Konami, Thu 16th May, $19.99) Konami's Castlevania Anniversary Collection traces the origins of the historic vampire franchise. Included is a unique eBook with details provided by developers, artists and others inspired by the Castlevania legacy which sheds a fresh light into the world of Castlevania. Read our Castlevania Anniversary Collection review.
Chime Sharp (Chilled Mouse, Tue 28th May, $9.99) Place pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is a sequel to 2009's Chime, a music puzzle game with an addictive, ambient heartbeat. You join shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board, the music builds to a beautiful crescendo of your own design. The only way to discover Chime is to play it, but if you want a glimpse, consider what it might feel like to cross Tetris, a music sequencer and a hypnotic dream about your favourite pop song.
Crystal Crisis (Nicalis, Tue 28th May, $19.99) An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game! Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of kicking and punching, players attack by arranging colorful falling crystals and clearing them from the screen. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throwdown!
Guilty Gear (PQube, Thu 16th May, $9.99) First released in 1998, and achieved worldwide recognition with its own original world view and a whole new game system, the legendary 2D Fighting Game "GUILTY GEAR" now reappearing!
Happy Words (LAN - GAMES EOOD, Wed 29th May, $9.99) Happy words is a word based real-time online multiplayer board game for 1 to 4 players in which you have to create new words based on existing ones. The object of Happy-Words is to score more points than your opponents. A player collects points by placing words on the game board.
HEROINE ANTHEM ZERO episode 1 (Winking, Today, $12.99) With an emotionally resonating soundtrack and beautiful visual art style, Heroine Anthem Zero is the FIRST EPISODE in an epic fantasy adventure game from WindThunder Studio. An unforgettable experience that blends storytelling, music and stunning visuals, it is over ten years in the making. Come and enter the moving world of adventure from long ago.
Hungry Baby: Party Treats (QubicGames, Fri 24th May, $4.99) Hungry Baby: Party Treats is a funny and innovative local multiplayer game that can be played by up to 4 players. As we all know, a hungry baby is an angry baby. So hurry up, after all, you are a delicious treat and your fate is to end up in a child’s tummy.
Light Tracer (Beep, Thu 16th May, $14.99) Light Tracer is a Platform-Puzzler in which the Player is a godlike creature who has to guide a princess in despair up the enormous Tower of Bellbatis. Use your hands to either lead the princess past foe and obstacle, or move freely around the world and interact with it.
My Lovely Daughter (Toge Productions, Today, $14.99) My Lovely Daughter is a game about overcoming the loss of a loved one through forbidden alchemy experiments... and murder. You are Faust, an amnesiac alchemist and father, who wakes up alone and confused only to discover that your lovely daughter has died.
Skelly Selest (Digerati, Fri 24th May, $9.99) Prophecy foretells that one day Hell shall runneth over and the evil dead will spill onto thy Earth. Only the Selestial Order can halt the depraved Hellion tide. Skelly Selest is a score-attack slash dash run ‘n’ gun-athon that places players in the skeletal shoes of a Heavenly Keeper.
Star Sky (Active Gaming Media, Today, $4.99) Star Sky is a unique and personable experience. From the first moment that you step into the game, you become the narrator of a methodically slow-paced story you choose to weave with every step. Those who rush from start to finish will miss all the secrets and choices woven into the world: you must learn to be patient. Audio cues and blink-of-an-eye visuals will let you know when the magic is about to occur, be sure not to miss it! Goodnight, and may you find what you're seeking beneath the stars.
Super Tennis Blast (Unfinished Pixel, Fri 24th May, $14.99) Start your professional career in the World Tour mode, train your skills and become a tennis legend playing on courts around the world. Host couch parties playing tournaments in singles or doubles with classic rules or the awesome Super Blast modes. 5 minigames and a powerful avatar editor complete the best tennis experience out there.
TerraTech (Terra Tek Studios, Wed 29th May, $24.99) Explore, build, craft and battle across alien worlds in this physics-based construction sandbox adventure. Design cars, tanks and planes from a huge library of blocks. Scavenge, craft and buy new parts in order to survive and become the ultimate planetary prospector.
Wonder Boy Returns Remix (CFK, Today, $14.99) "Wonder Boy" was an arcade hit back in 1986, with its intuitive controls and polished game balance. This forever famous sidescrolling action game has been remixed and reborn for Nintendo Switch! Join the adventure of a boy who's doing his best to save his girlfriend Tina -- updated with high-def anime-inspired visuals!
World Soccer (Sabec, Mon 20th May, $9.99) Step onto the football pitch in the fully packed stadium to score the winning goal to be crowned the World Soccer Champion. It will be a challenging game to the very last whistle.
Your Toy (VivaGames, Thu 16th May, $19.99) Do you remember all the toys from your childhood? Do you remember what happened to them? Where are they now? Though once best friends, they have now become your worst nightmare! Your Toy is a 3D first-person horror room escape game that features an advanced non-repeat puzzle system with challenging riddles, heart-pounding escape sequences and a mysterious narrative that dives deep into your darkest subconsciousness.
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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 comment below with your hot picks!