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!
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo, Fri 20th September, $59.99) Link has washed ashore on a mysterious island with strange and colorful inhabitants. To escape the island, Link must collect magical instruments across the land and awaken the Wind Fish. Explore a reimagined Koholint Island that’s been faithfully rebuilt in a brand-new art style that will entice fans and newcomers alike. Battle enemies as you conquer numerous dungeons and uncover the hidden secrets of the island. Read our The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening review.
Dead By Daylight (Behaviour Interactive, Tue 24th September, $39.99) Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape and avoid being caught and killed. The Nintendo Switch version features loads of maps, characters and cosmetics, and a deep progression system to try out.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Bandai Namco, Fri 20th September, $49.99) Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on Nintendo Switch is the first handheld iteration of the acclaimed title, letting Switch players experience the game in 720p resolution at 30fps in TV mode at home, or in handheld mode on-the-go. The game retains its original dynamic fight system, combining real-time action and turn-based tactical elements, as well as the dozens of locations and hundreds of creatures that comprise the vast universe of Ni no Kuni. Read our Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch review.
Contra: Rogue Corps (Konami, Tue 24th September, $39.99) Contra: Rogue Corps is an over the top run and gun game with fast-paced ultraviolent combat. Offering both single and multiplayer options, it's an incredible gameplay experience alone or with your friends.
LEGO Jurassic World (WB Games, Tue 17th September, $39.99) Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World allows players to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. Reimagined in LEGO form and now available on the Nintendo Switch system, the thrilling adventure allows fans to play through key moments and explore Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna. Read our LEGO Jurassic World review.
Untitled Goose Game (Panic Inc, Fri 20th September, $19.99) Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples' back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Annapurna Interactive, Today, $12.99) Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200mph. As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool. Read our Sayonara Wild Hearts review.
Amnesia: Collection (Frictional Games AB, Thu 12th September, $29.99) The collection contains three Amnesia titles: The Dark Descent, A Machine For Pigs, and Justine. Experience the horror that kickstarted the Let's Play revolution; be immersed in three living nightmares that will chill you to the core.
Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade (Cypronia, Mon 16th September) There are 180 fun levels to enjoy, perfectly suited for short bursts of gaming. Use skill and logic to save bunnies from cunning fox. Collect carrots and get new bunnies. Game Features: 180 streamlined levels (all DLC) Challenging physics-based demolition Comical characters with special abilities Hours of gameplay and replay value
Arcade Archives Track & Field (HAMSTER, Thu 12th September, $7.99) "TRACK & FIELD" is a sports game released by KONAMI in 1983. It's a game that's easy to control and can be played by up to 4 people at once! Use the RUN button and JUMP button to aim for first place in the 100m sprint, long jump, javelin throw, 110m hurdles, hammer throw, and high jump for a total of 6 events.
Deathstate: Abyssal Edition (Bread Machine, Tue 17th September, $9.99) Deathstate is a roguelike bullet hell action RPG set in a bizarre world of dimensional exploration. Play as a number of unique characters trying to discover the fate of Professor Elinberg who opened a portal to the void. Are you ready to venture deep into the abyss?
Devil May Cry 2 (Capcom, Today, $19.99) Dance with the devil once again. Set some time after the events of Devil May Cry, this sequel adds even more moves to Dante's arsenal and brings it to the next level of stylishness. Use the wall run to get the vantage point on your enemies, then assault them with a spinning barrage of bullets using Rain Storm. Reprise your role as Dante, or play as the new femme fatale, Lucia, who prefers deadly throwing daggers to bullets and utilizes her speed with ninja-like reflexes.
Flying Girl Striker (Mediascape, Wed 25th September, $15.00) 3D Shooting Game "Flying Girl Striker" Lock-on and crush them with a homing laser! Flying Girl Striker is a super exhilarating 3D shooting game where you shoot enemies with dynamic camera work and effects.
Golazo! (Purple Tree, Thu 12th September, $14.99) Football is all about fun and teamwork. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the field or play it on console sitting with your friends on the couch. Golazo boldly recalls the glory days of the arcade soccer games, bringing back memories of cult classics we all know.
GRID Autosport (Codemasters, Today, $34.99) Step into a career as a pro-racer, mastering the world’s fastest cars to win motorsport’s most exciting races, from the hallowed asphalt of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the narrow city streets of Barcelona. Read our GRID Autosport review.
Hidden (Sabec, Fri 20th September, $9.99) You wake up trapped in a mental asylum for the criminally insane, which governed and crawling with the most evil and insane murderers. In order to escape you have to find three keys without being found and killed by the other inmates.
Island Maze (Drageus Games, Fri 20th September, $2.99) When you’re a cube, even a simple island becomes a puzzling maze. It’s time to shine and bring out the best in you. Collect keys, climb steep walls and manipulate your surroundings to finally reach the portal. Expect a fun, smart and relaxing experience!
Lost Castle (Another Indie Studio, Today, $9.99) The world's favorite dungeon crawling Roguelike, Lost Castle is finally here with this impressive Nintendo Switch Edition! Running at 60fps, including all content available elsewhere, play with up to four friends online or offline and experience an adventure enjoyed by 1. 5 million players worldwide.
Neon Drive (Fraoula, Today, $9.99) From beautiful cityscapes and ocean roads to exploding enemy spaceships, Neon Drive has it all. It's inspired by the arcade games of the '80s, but set against a futuristic backdrop of glowing cyber-grid, all in silky-smooth graphics. Neon Drive brings you 8 amazing levels, adding up to hours of enjoyment.
Newt One (Whitethorn Digital, Thu 12th September, $9.99) Newt One rewards players for how much life they bring to the game world, not how much life is taken from it. Experience your progress through color and music swelling in the game world as you play as Newt - a new tone in the musical land of Groovy Hue which has fallen to the Great Slumber.
Niffelheim (Ellada Games, Fri 20th September, $14.99) Your avatar is a brave warrior who has fallen in battle. But instead of well-deserved peace in Asgard, his soul is trapped in the harsh world of Niffelheim. Survive in this hostile world, ransack the neighbor lands, explore dangerous dungeons and find your way to Valhalla! Survive in the Underworld Warriors remain warriors even after death.
Oliver's Adventures in the Fairyland (Mon 23rd September, $6.99) Oliver's Adventures in the Fairyland by Hoodoo Bear is the indie adventure game inspired by the best Metroidvania titles. This game packs retro graphics, roguelike elements and classical platforming action. Old school gamers would be delighted by the pixel look and immersive atmosphere of this title. The plot is based on a teenager from the modern world being summoned into a fantasy world with an important task from wizard — to return King’s stolen treasures!
One-Way Ticket (Zodiac Interactive, Today, $6.99) One-Way Ticket is a visual novel loosely based around actual events. A group of men and women, isolated at sea on a long-distance fishing vessel, suddenly find their very humanity at stake as crew members begin turning up dead.
Overland (Finji, Today, $24.99) Take care of a group of travelers on a post-apocalyptic road-trip across the United States in this turn-based survival game. Fight scary creatures, rescue stranded survivors, and scavenge for supplies like fuel, first aid kits, and weapons.
Paper Dolls Original (CIRCLE Ent., Today, $16.99) A man wakes up from a nightmare. Again. Every time he closes his eyes he sees images of evil paper dolls attacking him. Sleepless, confused, terrified, and now he's haunted by imaginary sounds. At dawn, he will take his daughter to live with his ex-wife. He must. He is so deeply immersed in these thoughts that he doesn’t hear his daughter’s voice, "Look out! " The imaginary sounds grow stronger.
Police Stories (HYPETRAIN DIGITAL, Today, $14.99) Unforgiving and tense, each mission tells a story of two police operatives - John Rimes and Rick Jones, filled with infiltrating gang hideouts, rescuing hostages, making arrests and other life-threatening situations.
Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns (D3Go, Today, $14.99) The Original Match 3 RPG is back and better than ever before! Experience the game that started it all, now for the first time on Nintendo Switch! The totally remastered Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns features the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, the expansion Revenge of the Plague Lord, and a whole bundle of new quests, spells, classes and items created exclusively for this version!
Rebel Cops (THQ Nordic, Tue 17th September, $9.99) Rebel Cops is a spin-off game from This Is the Police, which exclusively features the series' turned-based tactical operations. Lead a rag-tag squad of cops in rebellion against their town's new criminal power, and see how long you can hold out when you're constantly short on supplies, and a single shot can cost a cop his life.
Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning (Ratalaika Games, Fri 20th September, $4.99) ‘Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning’ is the first episode of an episodic adventure game set in an anthropomorphic animal society. Help Hank & Larry find food and loot to survive through the harsh zombie-infested streets by convincing other animals to do the work for you! Use Hank’s old salesmen techniques to convince other characters to help you loot items!
Soul Knight (ChillyRoom, Today, $11.99) “In a time of gun and sword, the magical stone that maintains the balance of the world is stolen by high-tech aliens. The world is hanging on a thin thread. It all depends on you retrieving the magical stone…” We honestly can’t keep making it all up. Let’s just shoot some alien minions!
Spellworm (Chequered Ink, Fri 20th September, $1.99) Help Spellworm to eat his way through over 100-word search puzzles. Each puzzle has its own theme. You can chomp through shapes, colors, countries, planets and much more in your quest to feed the hungry Spellworm. This game is a great way to teach the spellings of hundreds of words in the English language.
STAR WARS: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Aspyr Media, Inc., Tue 24th September, $9.99) Kyle Katarn’s classic adventure lands on Nintendo Switch! Experience the legendary single-player epic with modernized controls. As Kyle Katarn, agent of the New Republic, use your Lightsaber and the full power of the Force to combat a new evil plaguing the galaxy.
Tyd wag vir Niemand (Skobbejak Games, Fri 20th September, $9.99) Manipulate time to your will at any moment to solve challenges, avoid deadly traps and make it to the end of this strange journey. Tyd wag vir Niemand is an indie abstract adventure filled with mystical environments that will put your abilities to the test and engage you in a world of mystery and wonder.
Zenith (BLG Publishing, Fri 20th September, $14.99) Zenith is an action RPG that combines that feel of the golden era RPG games with a generous dose of humor and parody. The game counts with a solid story which unfolds in a fantasy world populated by dozens of unorthodox characters.
Mountain Peak Battle Mess (Today, VADIM GAFTON, $0.99) High, high in the clouds, there is a small mountain. There are fierce battles. You are a warrior who must survive as long as possible. Everything depends on you.
Shakedown: Hawaii (Today, Vblank Entertainment, $14.99) Shakedown: Hawaii follows three protagonists through a 16-bit open world. Build your own "legitimate" corporation by completing missions, acquiring businesses, sabotaging competitors, "re-zoning" land, and shaking down shops for protection money.
Earn Double Gold Points! – For a limited time, you can earn up to 600 My Nintendo Gold Points – twice the regular amount – if you pre-purchase the digital version of the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game through Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). This offer ends at 8:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 30.
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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!