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!
Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package (Koch Media, Fri 10th May, $39.99) Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package gives you control of the Saints at the height of their power, and you live the life to show for it. Put the wildest chapter of the Saints Row saga in the palms of your hands for the first time on Switch. You bring the fight to Steelport, a sordid city of sin drowning in sex, drugs, and (a lot of) guns.
Redout (Nicalis, 14th May, $39.99) Redout is a freakishly fast and uncompromising anti-gravity racing game, designed to be as challenging and satisfying as the best games in the vertigo-soaked futuristic arcade racing genre. Each turn, slope and twist applies a unique force to your vehicle, and players can drift and pitch the ship to minimize friction, channelling those forces into even greater forward velocity.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered (RebellionInteract, Tue 14th May, $34.99) Experience the remaster of award-winning third-person shooter, Sniper Elite V2. Trapped between two desperate armies in a race against time, stealth is key. Stalk your target, set up the shot, and use your skill, patience and cunning to achieve the mission.
Arcade Archives TERRA FORCE (HAMSTER, Thu 2nd May, $7.99) 'TERRA FORCE' is a shoot'em up released by Nichibutsu in 1987. The game was well known for its new tactical features using vertical/horizontal scrolling elements at the time. So eliminate the incoming enemies by using the super destructive hyper missiles.
Ascendance (Onevision Games, Today, $5.99) ASCENDANCE is a calming, relaxing and minimalist first-person 3D Platformer. Shape your way with mysterious abilities and rise with the enchanted wind platforms beyond the skies within a world which evolves and transforms around you. A journey which leads through different ages of our world awaits you.
Blazing Beaks (QubicGames, Fri 10th May, $14.99) Use your one-of-a-kind bird skills to whack every nasty thing in your way, so it comes from where it came. Explore tons of randomly generated levels bursting with secrets to find and mysteries to unravel. Hear the sweet voice of powerful artifacts calling your name but beware of their dark force.
Car Trader (Ultimate Games, Sun 12th May, $3.99) In Car Trader you can participate in car auctions. Buy cars in different states, renew them and sell them while earning a profit. But be sure to watch out for popularity of the type of vehicle during the auction, because you can overpay.
Dragon Pinball (EnjoyUp Games, Fri 10th May, $2.99) Enjoy Dragon Pinball, a perfect reproduction of a real pinball machine, with all the graphic details and sounds. Discover all the secrets, complete all the missions and become number 1 in the world or the best among your Friends, posting your high score on the online leaderboard.
Dragon Snakes (My Next Games, Today, $3.99) Classic and addictive gameplay reimagined with colorful dragons. Try to beat your high score or play against up to 4 friends on a single screen. Eat as many butterflies as you can and watch your dragon grow!
Evil Defenders (Crazy Panda, Tue 14th May, $9.99) Evil Defenders is a fun, frenetic defense game: build and upgrade your towers, сast spells to repel enemy forces, use special landmarks and defend the Lands of Evil from invaders! Feel free to play the game in many different ways through unique tower upgrades, a deep skill tree and 100 in-game achievements.
For The King (Merge Games, Today, $24.99) For The King is a strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally. None before you have returned from their journey.
Frane: Dragons' Odyssey (Kemco, Today, $12.99) Kunah, a boy from the fire dragon tribe is one day summoned by the god that reigns over the world above, Vanneth, and is told to bring Escude, a lost girl from the angel clan back to Vanneth. With his childhood friend, Riel, the daughter of the ice dragon chief, he follows after the missing girl and sets out for the vast world below the clouds only to find mysterious and fun adventures.
Lost Artifacts: Soulstone (8Floor Games, Today, $9.99) After the Soulstone is stolen during an auction in the national museum, Claire and her helpers witnessed the revival of the terracotta army and its Emperor. The Emperor wishes to take over the world by awakening a dragon from the crater of a volcano, but our heroes have other ideas. Go on a journey through a country full of myths in the exciting casual strategy game Lost Artifacts: Soulstone.
Lovecraft's Untold Stories (Fri 10th May, $14.99) Lovecraft’s Untold Stories is an action rogue-lite with RPG elements. You explore randomly generated levels based in H. P. Lovecraft stories, fighting cultists and all kinds of monsters from the Mythos, improving your weapons and gear, solving puzzles and challenges, and looking for clues and knowledge to defeat the Great Old Ones and the Outer Gods.
MachiKnights -Blood bagos- (CFK, Today, $14.99) You must stop the evil organization of Kenos from reviving a terrible long-lost weapon known as Bagos the Giant! In order to secure victory you'll take control of Machi Knights, ancient war machines built by the Babilacca, an ancient civilization which fell into ruin long ago.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows (Ysbryd Games, Today, $19.99) Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a single-player tactical RPG set in a Renaissance-inspired city of magic, where real-time combat can be paused to set up elemental combos powered by Venetian-styled masks.
Monster Puzzle (Forsaken Games, Today, $4.99) Far away, lost in another dimension, there‘s a world where human dreams come to life. A land built upon sweet dreams where Trekkie and her friends live, safe from the bitter monsters inhabiting the dark world of nightmares.
My Big Sister (Ratalaika Games, Fri 10th May, $5.99) Meet Luzia, a sarcastic twelve-year-old with a playful sense of humor. If you believe what she says, My Big Sister is an RPG-like adventure game that is not about her but about her sister Sombria.
OTTTD: Over The Top Tower Defence (SMG Studio, Mon 6th May, $7.99) Take command of HEROCORP and launch a Preemptive Defense Campaign against parallel dimensions in OTTTD, the most outrageous Tower Defense title. OTTTD stands for Over The Top Tower Defense, and you'll see why when you're blasting 9 kinds of hell out of a floating robot shark that's making a beeline for your HQ.
Reverse Crawl (Digerati, Fri 10th May, $12.99) You’re dead already! But such a trifling inconvenience isn’t going to stop you – the Revenant King – from reclaiming your throne. Reverse Crawl is a fast-paced turn-based strategy RPG that lets you lead mobs of monster minions and back-from-the-grave goons into battle against the elite armies of the dastardly Red Queen.
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder (SEGA, Tue 14th May, $14.99) Just like the title says, Bigger and Boulder cranks up the surrealism and gameplay to be, well... BIGGER AND BOULDER.
Undead Horde (10tons, Wed 15th May, $16.99) You're a necromancer - a re-animator of the dead. Undead Horde is a necromantic action game with elements from action RPG, strategy and hack'n'slash. Re-animate almost any enemy and build an army of dozens of undead minions. Take command and send your undead war machine against the living and their leader King Paladin Benevictor. Equip your necromancer with endless amounts of loot and lead your army to ultimate victory!
Worldend Syndrome (PQube, Thu 2nd May, $39.99) I wish this world would end... When you move from a big city to your uncle's mansion in a seaside town called “Mihate”, you hope to start a new life. But then you meet five mysterious girls and start to notice strange incidents occurring. Depending on how you spend the summer with your new friends, the world will significantly change...
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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!
If I was to get anything, probably Saints Row 3. Closest thing Switch has to GTA currently.
I'll actually be scoring Saints Row physical, so I can swap with my friend when I want to play her Assassin's Creed down the line.
I'll be picking up 2 copy's of Saints row the 3rd tomorrow. Wireless play co-op all weekend with the girlfriend 😊
Those My Nintendo rewards are so exciting.
Absolutely nothing for me this week. Like last week and the couple weeks before that.
Well, maybe next week.
@DTfeartheBEARD i hope your mom enjoys the game
I didn't even notice Worldend Syndrome was already out in the US eShop, that's interesting. I have a ton of games to play already at the moment though so happy to just wait till next month for my physical preorder.
It’s like 2012 all over again, but on handheld!
"Bigger and Boulder cranks up the surrealism and gameplay to be, well... BIGGER AND BOULDER"
Did you...did you get it? Oh man, ha ha. Bigger and BOULDER, see, because it's about rocks. You get it, right? It's sort of a play on words, right? BOULDER is a homophone of BOLDER, so they're saying it's bold, and also about the boulders!
You should see your face right now.
Nothing for me... Guess Ill see how RedOut turns out and have the StarFox DLC on reverse.
Rage 2 is next week, so should save my cash anyway.
Nothing for me this week, but I plan on picking up Redout some day.
Redout ...... but that Grip update is tempting also ... I feel like if redout ends up being good I’ll want it physical so maybe I’ll get Grip until Redout gets its eventual physical release announcement. And maybe I won’t get anything! I have Fire Emblem Warriors arriving today. Come on, it was $20 and I have an itch for Fire Emblem and slicing things up.
Picking up Saints Row tomorrow at GameStop, I might pick up Ninja Gaiden but I'd have to see if it worth the asking price. When is Turok 2 supposed to drop?
Waiting for reviews on SR3 and Sniper before I snatch em. Gonna double dip on For the King and Untold Stories, but not till a sale on both. Pretty addicted to Shakedown Hawaii atm, and still plugging away at MK11 and Dragons Dogma, with a dash of Monster Slayers. Too many games.
I'll save up for Super Mario Maker 2 instead.
Nothing for me this week. Still plugging away at the backlog, My Time at Portia, and Dragon's Dogma should be arriving in the mail tomorrow.
I always feel bad for the games that get 0% in the votes. But I guess I don't feel too bad, nothing for me this week. Saving up for cadence of hyrule, castlevania collection and re origins
Just Puyo Puyo Champions on Tuesday.
Defo saints row if i was gonna grab anything.
Hopefully if this gets enough sales on the Switch it would convince rockstar to release GTA5 on the Switch and maybe Rdr1 (the first is actually better than the second in all honesty).
I can't believe Redout is actually out. It's a miracle.
SR3 for me. Online co-op is way too much fun. I get to play it with my homie that’s never tried it. I’m thrilled for him.
I hope there are some good discounts. That is all.
I’m announcing Ninja Gaiden ONE WEEK EARLY! Yes, one week early! Take that Next week’s downloads!! You’re stupid
Nintendo Life you had an article yesterday saying that were getting Arcade Archive's Ninja Gaiden. I don't see that on your list.
@NintendoByNature Same here. Banking on Candace From Hyrule as a May release or perhaps E3 shadow drop? I hope it’s sooner rather than later.
Nothing for me, although I may eventually try Redout. The only other game I could conceivably try is Sniper Elite V2, but I've already played it on PS3, and I can't really see myself spending $35 just to play it again.
Maybe once Saints Row 3 goes to 20 bucks or less i'll pick it up, but just not sure it's worth it until a price drop.
@NotTelevision yep I'm hoping its next week or the week after. Any closer to e3 will be tough as I know sales will be happening for alot of games and I'll no doubt buy a few tapping into funds
I thought Ninja Gaiden Arcade was being released today!?
Curious about Saint's Row, been pretty bored on Switch and havent been playing it much. Dragons Dogma was fun but after awhile it lost my interest after being super into it for prob 20-30 hrs. Cuphead is great but only good for shorter sessions (super stressful but rewarding). Anyone highly recommend Saints Row? Just hoping there's some actual focus in the game and the aiming feels good.
@Arehexes it is incredibly sad what has (or, rather, has not) happened with that program.
I've been waiting for RedOut since pre-order days. I usually don't cry about the Switch Tax, but not sure I'm gonna spend $40 for the Switch game when its $16 on PS4. (maybe the DLCs help offset...will wait for a review)
I want Saints Row but am waiting for you guys to review it first! Am hoping redout might be a decent game too.
But get that review of Saints Row out godammit!
Saints Row for me.
Saints Row and masquereda for me. Still playing Dragon’s Dogma though.
@Dang69 I've really enjoyed SR3 & 4 on Xbox, and I'm grabbing SR3 tomorrow. I've never really got past the first 5 hours of a GTA game, but I played and almost got 100% of everything for the Saints Row games. The story and characters are zany and over the top enough that it's entertaining and more engaging to me. Story is presented more about a group effort than a single person's ambitions or goals; I'd say it's more like Bully than GTA in that respect. I never felt like the controls were sloppy on 360/X1, so I can't imagine they'd be different.
Dunno if that helps, but it's my hot take.
I’m definitely buying Saints Row The Third for my Nintendo Switch!!! I can’t wait to play it! It’s a fantastic game!
@nessisonett that’s pretty much Nintendo switch in a nutshell lol
Old Ports and indies , no thanks
I'm not downloading Saints Row, I'm buying it physical.
Still no review of Moto Rush GT? Also, where's the option for the Tetris 99 DLC, cuz that's what I've bought so far this week!
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