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!
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (Square Enix, Fri 27th September, $59.99) Ready for a grand adventure filled with memorable characters, an enchanting story and classic RPG gameplay that can be taken on the go? This definitive version of the critically acclaimed game features the same sprawling content of the original, but with newly added character-specific stories, fully orchestrated field and battle music, and the ability to switch between not only between HD and retro-inspired 16-bit visuals, but also Japanese and English voice track. Read our Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition review.
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (THQ Nordic, Today, $29.99) Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation. Death lives! Read our Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition review.
FIFA 20 (Electronic Arts, Fri 27th September, $49.99) EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Legacy Edition launches September 27th on Nintendo Switch featuring the latest kits, clubs, and squads from some of the top leagues around the world. It will also feature some of the world’s most famous stadiums, including some brand new to FIFA 20. Gameplay features and modes will have parity with FIFA 19 on Nintendo Switch.
Northgard (Shiro Games, Today, $34.99) After years of tireless explorations, brave Vikings have discovered a new land filled with mystery, danger and riches: Northgard. The boldest Northmen have set sail to explore and conquer these new shores, bring fame to their Clan and write history through conquest, trading, or devotion to the Gods. That is, if they can survive the dire Wolves and Undead Warriors roaming the land, befriend or defeat the giants, and survive the harshest winters ever witnessed in the North.
Ori And The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Microsoft, Fri 27th September, $19.99) The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, Ori must journey to find courage and confront a dark nemesis to save the forest of Nibel. Ori and the Blind Forest tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning Action-Platformer crafted by Moon Studios. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens of new features in the Definitive Edition.
Freedom Finger (Wide Right Interactive, Fri 27th September, $19.99) Freedom Finger sends you blasting, punching, and smashing your way across 37 levels of crazy cartoon action. Featuring a unique soundtrack including music by Red Fang, Aesop Rock, and many more! Freedom Finger features classic shmup gameplay blended with melee combat! You're flying a giant fist, so use it! Punch, toss, and smash enemies to smithereens! Rhythm-based chaos!
2048 Battles (Baltoro Games, Fri 20th September, $3.99) Enjoy the classic game with up to 8 players! Play with history and rediscover various trivia. Play with friends or enemies with three different modes and up to 8 players! Enjoy classic 2048, move game, time game and more! Try different puzzle game situations, play alone or in multiplayer, and travel through different historical periods. Game can be played up to 8 players! Try 2 players, 4 players and 8 players mode!
80 Days (inkle, Tue 1st October, $12.99) Choose your own route around the world, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel, steam-train and more, racing other players and a clock that never stops in TIME Magazine's #1 Game of the Year 2014, now on Switch. Featuring stunning art by Jaume Illustration, a half-million-word script by Meg Jayanth and Jon Ingold, original music by Laurence Chapman, 80 DAYS is an interactive adventure created by your choices, on the fly, and is different every time you play.
Arcade Archives: Time Tunnel (HAMSTER, Thu 19th September, $7.99) TIME TUNNEL is an action game released by TAITO in 1982. Pass the objectives on each stage and then pass through the TIME TUNNEL! Connect train carriages, pick-up passengers, and transport them to the. . . space station Skillfully change the railway points to maneuverer the train, avoiding any obstacles.
Ball Attraction (Rising Win Tech, Thu 19th September, $7.99) Ball attraction is an easy, simple but challenging game. Just control the ball through a variety of obstacles, do not touch other colors! It will make the ball's suction more powerful when you attract more balls. No music included but the game has sound that makes you relax and idle. Not only can you use the control stick to enjoy all levels but also you can control the ball by touching the screen at the same time.
Barry Bradford's Putt Panic Party (Today, $5.99) Tee off with up to three friends simultaneously for maximum fun! You have a limited time to aim your shot and the timer gets shorter every turn! It’s a party of putting with panic guaranteed. Bring your friends, select your characters and get ready to Putt Panic Party all night long with the world's greatest Putt Panic Party Player, Barry Bradford!
Button Button Up! (CIRCLE Entertainment, Today, $11.99) Button Button Up! is a platforming adventure game that combines single-player, co-op and competitive battle modes. You’ll also realise that buttons have some unique and clever abilities to help you through each challenge! The co-op campaign includes unique levels specially designed for two players, but you can tackle them solo for an extra challenge.
Car Mechanic Simulator Pocket Edition (Ultimate Games, Fri 27th September, $19.99) Repair cars for your customers and spend the money earned on improving the workshop and expanding your skills. Buy devastated cars, renew and sell them for a profit or collect in a private collection. Put your management skills to the test to stay on the market.
Chop is Dish (Victory Road, Mon 30th September, $3.00) Chop is Dish tells the story of one cook who was robbed by some mystical creatures. Some strange monsters had suddenly appeared in his forest and stole his master chef's chunk of beef. Our cook needed this meat for his ultimate dish, and now it's gone — he has to act quickly and dangerously by pursuing the thieves and recovering his grand ingredient. This platforming title features many tributes to old-school video games.
Cyber Protocol (RedDeerGames, Today, $9.99) Cyber Protocol is an arcade puzzle game set in Cyberpunk scenario with a strong and dynamic gameplay. You impersonate the main hero, whose mission is to bring his Android friend (G0X6) back to life by activating the protocol.
Detective Dolittle (Kurumi Entertainment, Fri 20th September, $2.99) Inside a quiet neighborhood, there lived Mr. Dolittle. If you don't look closely, you might just think he is a random weirdo, who does not like to talk and has a "pet" squirrel named Rocky. But Mr. Dolittle has a secret that no one else knows. Is that he can communicate with animals! Pigeon, wild cat, even that Corgi next door.
DRAGON QUEST (Square Enix, Fri 27th September, $4.99) The legendary RPG comes to Nintendo Switch with updated controls. Whether you're a veteran fan in need of a nostalgia trip, or a newcomer to the series looking for a fresh take on an old classic, there's something here for everyone. Enter a fantasy world of sword, magic, and monsters!
DRAGON QUEST II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line (Square Enix, Fri 27th September, $6.49) The second instalment of the classic RPG comes to Nintendo Switch with updated controls. Join the descendants of the legendary hero Erdrick as they embark on an epic adventure to defeat the diabolical High Priest Hargon!
DRAGON QUEST III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square Enix, Fri 27th September, $12.49) The ground-breaking RPG from 1988 comes to Nintendo Switch with updated controls. Can you succeed where your father failed and vanquish the barbaric Baramos? Now all three instalments of the Erdrick Trilogy can be played on Nintendo Switch! Every wondrous weapon, spectacular spell and awesome adversary in this rich fantasy world is yours to discover.
Dreaming Canvas (Playstige Interactive, Fri 27th September, $4.99) In Dreaming Canvas you are free to choose your destination and explore it at your own pace. Meet interesting other travelers along your journey, listen to inspirational art quotes from famous painters and locate canvasses scattered around the landscape. . . When you find a canvas, get ready to paint the landscape of your dreams...
Fight'N Rage (Blitworks, Thu 26th September, $19.99) Set in a far future where humans are enslaved by mutants, Fight’N Rage is a side-scroller beat’em up inspired by the classics from the '90s arcade gems. In a world where “the law of the jungle” prevails... two humans and a mutant rebel are willing to fight in order to stop this madness. Get ready to face ruthless mutants... Get ready to Fight'N Rage!
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX (Inti Creates, Today, $14.99) Inti Creates brings you speedy and stylish 2D action the likes of which you've never seen before! Experience the apeX of 2D action with Luminous Avenger iX!
Habroxia (eastasiasoft, Today, $7.99) Blast your way through a myriad of extraterrestrial incursions in this arcade-style scrolling shooter! Pilot the ship Habroxia through 15 levels featuring intense boss fights, rescue missions, shifting perspectives and untold surprises. Customize your ship to enhance your abilities, unlock the three endless side modes, and save the galaxy from a series of sinister invaders. Read our Habroxia review.
Lanternium (Victory Road, Tue 1st October, $9.99) Lanternium by Blazing Planet Studio is a puzzle adventure game where you have to help the mighty Raccoon to overcome many obstacles and labyrinths. Set in the fantastic world, this game is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Gameplay is based on solving the puzzles by interacting with different types of blocks and colors. While starting as a casual game, Lanternium is aimed to show its true potential as a challenging puzzle game that is easy to learn and hard to master.
Neo Cab (Chance Agency, Thu 3rd October, $19.99) Stay human in a world overcome by automation. Play as Lina, one of the last human driver-for-hire on the streets of Los Ojos. Your friend and only lifeline has gone missing; with no money and nowhere to stay, the only thing you can do is keep driving. Choose what passengers to pick up and how you engage with them to learn their stories.
Paper Train (isTom Games, Today, $8.99) Don't miss the train! Step into the shoes of a conductor! Control railway traffic, choo-choose the best moment to halt and speed up your engines, without having them crashing together. Complete levels with flawless precision for special rewards, or just hop in for some stress-free conducting and enjoy the beautiful hand-drawn aesthetics, while you let off some steam!
Petoons Party (Petoons Studio S.L., Fri 20th September, $19.99) Kitra wants to conquer the island of Kimera and steal the Petoons magic to control their world. Petoons Party is a party game full of fun mini-games to enjoy with family and friends. Play alone or with friends, up to a maximum of 4 simultaneous players.
Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman (Hexage, Today, $5.99) Become the Black Swordsman and slay thousands of enemies in an epic action RPG! War broke between the industrious Imperium and the savage tribes of Wilderness. Demons and carrions have returned to the land. Play all sides and make your own decisions. Take countless quests and uncover the secrets of Wilderness!
Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition (Rebellion, Tue 1st October, $34.99) Sniper Elite 3 is a tactical World War 2 third-person shooter with stealth gameplay, authentic ballistics and huge open levels. Stalk your targets through the canyons, oases and cities of North Africa, as you sabotage a Nazi super-weapons programme that could end Allied resistance for good. Use stealth, planning and skill to hunt your targets. From long-distance sniping to melee takedowns and explosive traps, you are as deadly up close as you are from afar.
Spooky Ghosts Dot Com (Lone Wolf Technology, Wed 2nd October, $4.99) Spooky Ghosts Dot Com is a small Metroidvania about a ghost hunter named Ruby. One Halloween night a ghost hunting job comes in, but it turns out to not be a regular gig! Explore the haunted mansion, take down some ghosts, battle spooky bosses, and rescue the lost cats!
Super Crate Box (Vlambeer, Tue 1st October, $4.99) Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.
Talk it Out: Handheld Game (Pat-o-logic Studio, Fri 20th September, $4.99) Everyone knows communication is the key to a successful relationship. So we decided to make it difficult for you! (You’re welcome). All you need is six minutes, two players, one Nintendo Switch, half a brain, and ample room for confusion. Talk It Out is a co-operative guessing game with a twist.
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World (Spike Chunsoft, Tue 1st October, $49.99) Your love awaits beyond the bounds of this world! Play as Takuya, an academy student who discovers the secret to time travel thanks to a mysterious gift from his deceased father. Use the Reflector Device to travel through multiple timelines and gather clues to unlock the truth resting beneath Sword Cape!
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