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!
Cricket 19 (Big Ant Studios, Tue 11th June, $49.99) Earn World Glory At The Pinnacle Of Cricket! Lead your team to international glory with Cricket 19. The truly global cricket simulation from Big Ant Studios, the leading name in authentic, realistic cricket action, Cricket 19 allows you to take control of your team, from club through national level, and lead them to T20, ODI, or Test Match glory. Read our Cricket 19 review.
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer (Spike Chunsoft, Today, $24.99) In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the NecroDancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Link – or even as Princess Zelda – you’ll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and boss…or face the music.
Collection of Mana (Square Enix, Tue 11th June, $39.99) Unforgettable adventures await in the Collection of Mana. This collection ushers players into the enchanting world of the Mana series with the first three titles, Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, and for the first time in the West, Trials of Mana (known as Seiken Densetsu 3 in Japan). Fall in love with the Mana series all over again, including the first-ever release of the action-packed third game in the trilogy before the remake arrives in 2020.
Contra Anniversary Collection (Konami, Tue 11th June, $19.99) The Contra Anniversary Collection brings this classic Run and Gun franchise back to modern platforms and a new generation of players. Grab power ups and blast your way through waves of menacing enemies and bosses that will put your reaction skills to the test. Also included is a digital Bonus Book with tons of concept documents and sketches, the official chronology of the franchise, an exclusive interview with the veteran producer of the series, and more! Alone or with a friend, Contra provides hours of nail biting action. In a pinch; make sure you know the code!
A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher (Ask An Enemy Studios, Mon 10th June, $9.99) A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher was created in El Paso, Texas. No cutscenes, just action.
Arcade Archives Solomon's Key (HAMSTER, Thu 6th June, $7.99) 'Solomon's Key' is an action game that was released from Tecmo in 1986. Players make full use of the 'magic' of the main character Dana to collect items in various stages and get the book called 'Solomon's key'. Unusual for a game in its time, an arcade and consumer version were both developed at the same time.
Citizens of Space (SEGA, Tue 18th June, $14.99) "Representatives of the Galactic Federation, thank you for having me here tonight to celebrate Earth's acceptance into this noble organization! It is an absolute honor to act as the Ambassador of Earth, a most honorable role, and. . . what's that? Earth is. . . missing! ? And it's up to me to find the missing pieces? And I can recruit citizens of space to do battle for me? " The Earth is missing and it's up to you to find the pieces and solve the mystery behind its disappearance!
Dead Dungeon (Drageus Games, Fri 14th June, $4.99) Dead Dungeon is a hardcore 2D platformer in the best traditions of classic games, with an excellent chiptune soundtrack. The game will check your nerves for strength and bring a lot of emotions. Story: You had a carefree life until the villain has deprived you of sweets and taken away souls from every living thing.
Demolition Crew (xirBX, Fri 14th June) Jump and smash your way to the top of different buildings in a race against time, puzzles and enemies. On top of each building you hit a bell to mark the building ready for demolition. In each level you will find power ups like down stab, double jump and bombs to help you on your way. But watch out. Every level is filled with dangerous traps and vicious enemies that will try to stop you. Play alone or compete head to head with a friend.
Enchanted in the Moonlight - Kiryu, Chikage & Yukinojo - (Today, $19.99) You're an average, 25-year-old girl whose life consists of working at the local library, keeping up your family's shrine, and not much else. However, that all changes when gorgeous men save you from mysterious, malevolent forces! These men aren't all they appear to be, though.
Enchanted in the Moonlight - Miyabi, Kyoga & Samon - (Today, $19.99) You’re an average 25-year-old girl, working at the library to make ends meet and support your family’s shrine. However, that all changes when handsome men save you from malevolent spirits! It turns out, though, your saviors are more than they appear… They’re Ayakashi Spirits, too.
Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry (Assemble Entertainment, Today, $39.99) Hey ladies, I’m back in business! My new adventure, Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, takes me – whatever the route or twist of fate – from the end of the ’80s directly into the 21st century and wow, how the world has changed!
PlataGO! Super Platform Game Maker (PQube, Today, $19.99) PlataGO! is the super-simple platform game maker that everyone, of all ages, can enjoy! No need to code, no need for complex scripting - PlataGO! is a 100% drag-and-drop tool, that lets you start making platform games immediately.
Please, Don't Touch Anything: Classic (Today, $4.99) Please, Don’t Touch Anything: Classic is a pixelated, brain-racking, button-pushing puzzle game. Covering for a colleague taking a bathroom break, you find yourself in front of a mysterious panel with a green screen monitor above it showing a blurry live image of an unknown city.
Radiation City (Atypical Games, Today, $19.99) Welcome to the world of Radiation City where a great survival adventure awaits you! Forty years after the unfortunate accident of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, destiny brings you to the area of carefully recreated city of Pripyat.
Rolling Gunner (Today) - Suddenly, it happened that all machines became enemies and the whole population of the earth would be halved in one month. This is the only counterattack that humanity can make, and the last hope.
Sea King (Interactive Stone, Mon 17th June, $4.99) Take your ship to sea and challenge your friends for the title of 'Sea King'. Play with 3 other friends or against the brutally clever AI or against both friends and AI. No party is complete without a naval fighting game. The victor wins brag rights.
Soccer Pinball (Kodobur Yazilim, Tue 11th June, $0.99) Have a soccer match with your friend or family member on the pinball field! You will try to score as many as possible within 3-minutes to see who is the best. You can see the top 4 high scores and beating them will get harder because after each round, there will be an additional ball in the field! Also your mini audience will always cheer for you.
Submerged (Uppercut Games, Fri 7th June, $9.99) Submerged is a third-person combat-free game in which you explore a mysterious flooded city and discover the beauty of desolation in vast outdoor environments. You take on the role of Miku, a young girl who has brought her wounded brother to the city in their small fishing boat.
Verlet Swing (Digerati, Fri 14th June, $14.99) Grab your hookshot and enter surreal fever dreams. An eccentric world where weird stuff happens. Where statues stare you down and you die on impact with any of your surroundings. That’s Verlet Swing – an abstract gauntlet that transforms into weirder and more challenging courses as you sail and soar through strange landscapes of koi fish, pizza slices and other bizarre obstacles.
Vosaria: Lair of the Forgotten (Johnny Ostad, Fri 14th June, $4.99) A pump-action 2D side-scrolling game with different enemy types. along with a jump-to-the-roof mechanic that spices up the combat. Avoid traps, survive enemy encounters and upgrade your weapons and gear to overcome the challenges.
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Double Dragon II: The Revenge – Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marian. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and ultimately save the world?
Volleyball – Enjoy a game of volleyball as you spike for a point, slam a perfect serve and make a save that wins the game for your team. As captain, you’ll lead your team through a fast-paced warm-up round, and then quickly move into the heat of real volleyball competition. The first team to 15 points wins the set, and the first team to win three sets takes the match.
City Connection – After breaking into an exclusive paint store in New York City, you’re on the run from the cops! Carrying leaky 10-gallon cans of paint, drive over every mile of New York City highways before catching a boat to England. From there, you will go on a tour of the world, avoiding the police and leaking paint everywhere you go.
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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!
Y U no Contra Anniversary listed? :3 I downloaded that aggressively after the direct!
I think I'm gonna get Please Don't Touch Anything: Classic. I watched some gameplay on YouTube, and it looks like a fun little puzzle game for a couple of hours.
I’m going to see if I can resist Collection of Mana until the physical version arrives too!
I may have said "Nothing for me this week" but it's not really true. Since the eShop has their 50% off sale going on right now, I'm going to finally pick up Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition and I can't resist Collection of Mana. While I would love these physically, there's nothing in the boxes that can justify me getting them on a game card. 3rd parties never do nice box art, the inside is always just a blank white piece of paper, while at least 1st party games do nice designs on the inside and outside. And $45 for Vesperia digitally vs. $64.99 physically is a much better deal. I'm sure Collection of Mana won't be any different with its lackluster packaging so I might as well get it now and enjoy over the summer months!!!
Where is the Contra Collection and Collection of Mana @Dazza???
Already downloaded cadence of hyrule
Nothing for me. I indulged too much on the E3 Sales.
I eventually want Cadence of Hyrule, but I’ll probably get Collection of Mana first. Stoked on that.
Already picked up Stardew Valley and Travis Strikes Again from the E3 sale, so nothing for me this week.
@NintendoFan4Lyf I did a double take when I saw that game's subtitle.
Leisure Suit Larry? What year is this?
Yup, E3 sales. Necrodancer & Unravel 2.
Well Cadence was a day one but $25 is a little steep for an indie. I think I'll try the first one out before I snag it, picked it up a couple days ago for a cool $2.
Though I'm sure I'll get Cadence eventually... I can't resist picking up a Zelda game.
@Leuke I did the same, although I am finding it hard to master and enjoy
They forgot the Collection of Mana and Contra Collection.
Gonna pick up Cadence. Also interested in Collection of Mana. So many awesome games on the way. This is hard. Gotta work some overtime!
They should edit Nintendo press release and add in games that are already in the eShop and not just parrot Nintendo's announcement. That's why, Arcade Archive is always a week late, and e3 released games will have to wait until next week...
I'm glad to see Leisure Suit Larry make a return. But if it's not written by Al Lowe then it's not a real Leisure Suit Larry game. Those games had some of the greatest writing and social commentary of its time.
@Yrreiht The game takes place in the modern day. From what I've seen of it somehow Larry had gotten frozen in a hydrogenic pod and is now in the modern day. Now he's learning to use smart phones and what not.
I like how the downloads page for this week excludes two of the only releases people will actually care about (Collection of Mana and Contra Collection).
Ummmmm.... lets try this again, but with Contra and Mana collection @nintendolife
I haven't bought a game since Octopath, think that was last year November. Cadence for me tonight! Seems like it'll be a nice, laid back game, with Link & Zelda so yeah sign me up. Hope it'll get me back into gaming more.
Why E3 and that "big list of games" did little for right now.
Rather just read gaming/technology news on the train than play any of this.
I've got Cadence of Hyrule downloaded already. I knew it was day one the moment I saw it.
As for Collection of Mana, I'm probably waiting for the physical release.
I have finally downloaded Crypt of the Necromancer yesterday, 80% off!
Haven't played much yet, but it looks nice.
Planning to take advantage of the sale by getting; Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Ultra Space Battle Brawl, and maybe Travis Strikes Again. I also want to get Luigi's Mansion for the 3DS but debating it because of current backlog.
I also purchased the digital version of Mario+ Rabbids even though I got the physical version since it’s kind of beneficial for me to pay $26 for the gold edition vs $20 just for the season pass. Also brought NBA2K19 just because (with gold coins).
Citizens of Space, huh? I forgot about that one. I enjoyed the first game.
Citizens of Space looks interesting, but most of the games don't appeal too much. Not a fan of rhythm type games so Cadence is out.
@Dazza You forgot Contra Collection, Collection of Mana, A Duel Hand Disaster (amazing unconventional shmup) and whatever else dropped between Monday and Wednesday. But, thus is the norm for Nintendo Life ever since Thomas Whitehead left.
This is why I visit this site less and less. You guys are doing an exemplary job of losing readers.
@EvilRegal You've got this. In it together.
Guys, we're just following NOA logic here. We use their press release to tell you what games are out in their region each week. Contra and Collection of Mana were not included. They forgot!
Added the missing titles now ^ ^
@Dazza That's when it becomes your job, as news authors, to take a few extra minutes before hitting the Publish button to add what they forgot. Most weeks now, I'll go to the actual eShop and browse the new stuff there because you guys are too busy pumping out lazy articles.
In terms of Cadence of Hyrule, I know it had Zelda themes and characters in it but for $25 on what is still essentially an indie title it's just not worth to get it yet. I'll wait for a sale on that one.
Pre-loaded Cadence, tried to stay up to play it a little at midnight, but couldn't make it. Fell asleep on the couch. Considering taking a half-day from work...
No one mentioning how over expensive mana collection is . $40 really?
@ultraraichu "Planning to take advantage of the sale by getting; Shantae: Half-Genie Hero,..." - Likewise. Don't know if I'll get it, but I am planning. Edit: Now, onto the final day of E3 Treehouse Live. As usual, I won't catch everything live, or want to watch everything. However, I love the camaraderie here.
@BeefSanta At 8 o'clock EST this morning, the game still wasn't available to play. I can't check now, but I assume it unlocks in ten minutes (noon). And yet, I read the game was dropping last night.
@Mgene15 When you consider Trials is brand new to the West, $40 shouldn't be out of the question at all after factoring in localization costs.
Already got Mana collection, picking up Cadence of Hyrule today.
Why is Cadence of Hyrule still not available?
@DarthFoxMcCloud Are you talking about USD? I just checked Amazon for Vesperia, where it’s currently on sale for $30, down from $40. It’s normally $50 in the eShop, but the sale in USD is for $35. Are you talking Canadian cash, or am I missing something here?
Asking because I want to make sure I’m not missing out on a collector’s edition or anything for almost the same price. 😜
Honestly, I balked at $40 for two SNES and one GB game. I mean, compared to the Genesis collection or even the Mega Man collections or Anniversary packs coming out now, that's a bit much.
@Dazza I realize that NOA forgot it in the Press Release, but we're all hoping that as soon as you guys realize that NOA messed up you'll update this article/poll by fixing it and add those games. That way anyone that comes here to see what all is new every week at least has a chance to see all the new games.
@Zach777 I'd like to know the same thing. Thursday new games are usually up between 9 & 10 am (MST), but now it's almost 11am and still no Cadence.
Nothing for me on that list, but I did pick up the original Dance of the Necromancer for dirt cheap. Everything else that I was interested in was missing from the sale (Breath of the Wild on switch for $40 might of tempted me) or over priced (Collection of Mana).
As a shmup fan, psyched to see Rolling Gunner on here, but it's listed on Nintendo's site as June 20. Disappointed, but at least the NA release is just a week away!
@Loserkid41 Thankfully, I have plenty of backlog to keep me busy until August 27th! Plus, my wallet will appreciate any break it can get until I really put it through the wringer for the glut of September releases!
Cadence of Hyrule
Collection of Mana
Keep em comin
Well, I want the Collection of Mana, but the price is out of bounds. I get that they had to work to localize SD3, but 40 bucks is too much by half. I’d love to support localization of older games, but I can’t at that price.
If Cadence still isn't up, it'll probably release at 9 PM EST like other Nintendo releases have.
Hm, I'm on the West coast (probably just an hour south of NOA) so I just assumed midnight Pacific would've been good. I can't remember specifically, but I could swear, swornly, that this was the case for something I pre-loaded not too long ago... FF7, FF9? Bah, my mind fails me.
It’s available now. Probably wanted to show it on the Treehouse Live show first.
@EvilRegal I am waiting for that physical release too. Thankfully I have a lot in my backlog to keep me busy. 😁
You forgot Lost Remnant on that list. That's the only game I've picked up outside of the E3 sale
"but $25 is a little steep for an indie"
There is no such thing as steep for an indie. The game is what it's worth.
@burninmylight Nope, I'm Canadian.
We got some great stuff from E3 dropping, and I'll be purchasing none of it unfortunately. I'm strapped for cash and the Canadian prices are far too expensive. Cadence of Hyrule is about $32 and Collection of Mana is straight up $50. Good thing I have a large backlog to dip into.
Gonna have to add duel hand disaster to my list. Game has great reviews, and looks like something Ive never played before. Quite intriguing, and cheap. Only a tenner.
Currently nothing, but eventually Cadence of Hyrule and Collection of Mana.
@Tyranexx collection of mana for me, and eventually cadence of hyrule 😊
I downloaded Collection of Mana, and I also downloaded The Last Remnant, which isn’t on your poll for some reason.
@LunarFlame17 Because everyone at NL post-Thomas Whitehead has been lazy and only posts Thursday's press kit, despite their knowledge that other games dropped and they even posted articles about the other games prior to this current article.
@PhilKenSebben I've played about 45 minutes of ADHD and it's incredible. If you've ever played The World Ends With You (specifically on DS) and tried to control both characters at once, it's exactly like that. Fresh concept on an amazing genre. It's definitely taking a bit to wrap my head around the whole thing, though. Be sure to watch the in-game tutorials.
@BeefSanta I know the Smash patches update at 9 PM EST.
got the contra collection yesterday.
@NintendoByNature Nintendo is convincing me that I need a Switch and that I need to clone myself to play everything. 😂😅
Someday I'll have to get Cadence of Hyrule JUST because of the fact that it has an oboe in it, which is my instrument. But that day is not today. I don't have much money to begin with right now and $25 is just way too much.
Been playing Cadence for a few hours. It's quite fun! It's not really a roguelike like Crypt of the Necrodancer, with each "map square" being its own mini-area, much like in the 2D Legend of Zelda games. The puzzles seem to be of a good difficulty; I even got stumped a few times on how to get some of the Pieces of Heart.
Overall, it feels like a Zelda game with Necrodancer controls, which is a pretty unique style. There are also some nice quality of life changes; if you've defeated all the enemies on a screen, you can move through that area in "non-rhythm movement." Being forced to backtrack through areas you completed in the original Necrodancer game while still moving in rhythm was probably one of my chief critiques of the previous game.
The game might be a bit on the short side from the looks of things (already completed 2 of the 4 dungeons required to enter Hyrule Castle), although there's a possibility that there will be unlocked game modes or a Dark World. I haven't really looked into that aspect of the game.
Honestly I am afraid to buy any 2D games on the Switch like the Collection of Mana or the Contra collection due to the poor accuracy of the pro controller. It's not just the D-Pad either.
My most recent example is The Last Remnant, navigating the menu's can be a problem with both the analog stick and the D-pad. I own two Pro Controllers and they both have the same problems. You know, I have been playing The Last Remnant for years with a 360 controller both on the 360 and on PC and this is the first time I have had trouble navigating the menu's. It's the same with FF7 too.
I am surprised that very few people talk about this.
Cadence Suit of Mana for me this week. Mana plays great, haven’t started Cadence yet (but friend says excellent, better than Crypt) and LSL is an awesome classic throwback. Even has the verify age quiz like LSL1. Stoked for this! LSL was a game I played before Super Mario 1 actually, and I still talk to Al Lowe. His joke a day email is funny stuff.
Just the Contra Collection for me.
@Kilroy Nice. Looking forward to it!!!
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