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 Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition (CD Projekt Red, Tue 15th October, $59.99, Tue 15th October, $59.99) Winner of over 250 Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, open world adventure set in a dark fantasy universe. You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. The Complete Edition contains every piece of downloadable content released for the game, including two massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine.
Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Editions (Skybound Games, Tue 15th October, $49.99) Forced to leave your home under mysterious circumstances, you find yourself drawn into a conflict that has the Sword Coast on the brink of war. Soon you discover there are other forces at work, far more sinister than you could ever imagine. Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition includes the original Baldur’s Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion, and all-new content including three new party members.
Doraemon Story of Seasons (Bandai Namco Entertainment, Fri 11th October, $49.99) Doraemon meets Story of Seasons in this new, fresh take on farming! Japan's adored Doraemon franchise comes to Nintendo Switch™ in Story of Seasons (formerly known as Harvest Moon), a beloved farming simulation series lasting over 20 years. Explore the town of Natura, go on adventures, catch bugs and much much more! Fans of the Doraemon series will also be happy to know that Doraemon's gadgets can be used to assist you in your new, everyday life!
Planescape: Torment & Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition (Skybound Games, Tue 15th October, $49.99) Journey deep into Icewind Dale, a harsh and unforgiving territory settled only by the hardiest folk. Battle the cunning, ferocious beasts that survive among the snow-shrouded peaks, and confront an evil that schemes to wreak destruction upon the world. Then, explore the bizarre universe of Planescape, from the dirty streets of Sigil to the mysterious Outer Planes--and even the depths of Hell itself.
Spirit Hunter: NG (Aksys Games, Today, $49.99) Face the nightmares you thought were merely urban legends. Use your wits and trusty flashlight to search for clues to your sister’s disappearance. Team up with shady characters to uncover a dark mystery, making deadly decisions just to survive. This chilling companion story to the award-winning Spirit Hunter: Death Mark game brings terror home as fearful spirits invade local streets and parks – even your own home. Experience frightful sounds and stunning environments illustrated by artist Fumiya Sumio.
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors (ININ Games, Tue 15th October, $19.99) The good old days of beat-‘em-up action are back – the Ninjas have returned! In TAITO’s latest arcade action masterpiece you’ll slip into the role of one of five android ninjas and brawl your way through waves of enemy hordes in a dystopian future. Read our The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors review.
Valfaris (Merge Games, Today, $24.99) After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart. Read our Valfaris review.
Overwatch Legendary Edition (Blizzard Entertainment, Tue 15th October, $39.99) PDT Begin your Watch Join the fight for the future in the world of Overwatch® and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash a dizzying array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter. Experience the Extraordinary Speed up and slow down time.
Little Town Hero (Game Freak, Wed 16th October, $24.99) The story is set in an isolated village on the edge of the world. The only gate leading outside is heavily guarded by a castle, and the villagers are not allowed to leave. Most of the villagers don't give it a thought, and happily go on with their everyday lives. However, the protagonist is a little different from the others - he wants to see the world outside.
Killer Queen Black (Liquid Bit, LLC, Fri 11th October, $19.99) Fight for your hive in this strategic team platformer with three ways to win! Hop on the snail, hoard berries, or wipe out the enemy's queen to claim victory.
A Knight's Quest (Curve Digital, Today, $24.99) Rusty begins his adventure with just a trusty sword and basic shield, but he’ll soon unlock ‘Spirit Powers’ – spectacular abilities which have the power to transform not only himself but also the world around him. Harness the powers of Fire, Ice and Time to devastating effect, using them to conquer enemies in battle or solve environmental puzzles. Read our A Knight's Quest review.
Bibi & Tina at the horse farm (Today, $29.99) Ride Amadeus, Sabrina and eight other horses as Bibi or Tina. Explore the expansive grounds around Martinshof and Falkenstein Castle on horseback. Whether you’re walking, trotting, galloping or jumping, show what you’ve got in varied horse races of different lengths and difficulties! Wild adventures await you!
Billy Bomber (Ultimate Games, Tue 15th October, $5.00) Your goal is to transport Billy's pyrotechnic to the exit using dynamites and springs. You can place them on the map wherever you want, then watch your TNT explode and send Billy into space! Billy Billy is not going to move anywhere, but the explosive dynamite should be the right motivation for him. Will you only use TNT, or maybe you'll build a complicated spring sequence? Just be creative and help Billy Bomber, a TNT specialist at his work!
Contraptions (Funbox Media, Today, $9.99) How many steps does it take to change a light bulb? If your answer is 10 or more, then you are ready for "Contraptions" - a game where the goal is to fix whacky contraptions that perform simple tasks in indirect and convoluted ways, Rube Goldberg style. Use camels as trampolines, champagne bottles as cannons, balloons to lift objects, fireworks wheels to drive conveyor belts, magnets to attract metal objects, and many more gadgets to solve the puzzles and clear the levels.
Crazy Mini Golf Arcade (PLANET ENTMT, Mon 7th October, $4.99) It's time to get into the mini swing of things with Crazy Mini Golf 2! Choose from 4 differently themed worlds and 18 fun and challenging holes in each world. With the ability to customize your golf avatar from your head to your shoes with thousands of possibilities, great multiplayer mode, this might possibly be the most fun you've ever had on a miniature golf course!
Duped (No Moss, Today, $4.99) Duped explores themes of loneliness, isolation and identity, through a 2D action/puzzle platformer. Control a square on its journey to escape the cave it has found itself in. Create clones, control them, flip switches, build bodies out of your friends, get kicked around like a ragdoll. All of this awaits you, in Duped.
Eliza (Alliance, Today, $14.99) After abandoning her high-powered tech career and a mysterious three-year absence, Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey resurfaces working as a proxy for a virtual counseling app called Eliza. Her job consists solely of reading a script provided to her in real-time by an AI, leaving her no autonomy over what she says. Is Eliza a technological marvel that brings therapy to those who otherwise couldn’t access it? Or is it an ineffective replacement and another vector for technology companies to gain control over our lives and humanity?
Eternal Card Game (Dire Wolf Digital, Tue 8th October) The Game Has Changed Six-guns and sorcery collide in Eternal, the strategy card game of unlimited choices and unbelievable fun! Eternal offers the best of both worlds: Rich, deep strategic gameplay and counterplay with fast-spells and tactical combat! Next-gen touch screen-friendly digital design with quick, smooth and intuitive gameplay! …all wrapped up with exciting digital mechanics and the most generous game economy out there!
Family Tree (eastasiasoft, Today, $7.99) “Don’t stay up too late, kids” said Mr Fruits to his babies one evening as he went to bed. But they were so busy glued to their screens they completely ignored him. All of a sudden the Evil Skull Pedro appeared, and with a mischievous cackle, he sucked all the Fruits family kids into a portal, turned them into actual fruit and then scattered them throughout all the trees in the forest! Can you get them all back?
Little Briar Rose (Elf Games, Today, $5.99) An ancient legend, a cursed castle surrounded by brambles, a forest inhabited by funny enchanted creatures and a sweet princess sleeping in it. And, obviously, a fearless prince! This is what Little Briar Rose is made out of. In this particular stained glass-styled graphic adventure the player will help a whole dynasty of princes complete their quest. Be careful though, many will try, but only one shall prevail!
Mable & The Wood (Graffiti Games, Today, $14.99) It's also a Metroidvania where you don't have to kill anyone. The strange cult that resurrected you speak of an ancient prophecy that says you will hunt down the great beasts, take their shape, and use their powers to save this dying world. But what if they're wrong? The prophecy is old, and words lose their meaning with time. . . When the world is falling apart around you, what will you do? In Mable & The Wood, it's up to you to make that choice.
Midnight Evil (iFun4all, Today, $9.99) It's late at night, and you've discovered a mysterious book that seems to have its own evil agenda. As you begin to read through it, you realize that you are not alone – the monsters are coming. The only way to free yourself from this fiendish nightmare is to keep reading… and finish the book. Midnight Evil is a story-driven first-person horror game. Can you survive the night?
Mistover (KRAFTON, Wed 9th October, $29.99) ''MIST-ical' RPG with expeditions for finding the key to survival. Choose your next step wisely and keep in mind that your every move will change the future. Create your own 'Corps' and explore through various regions in the Pillar of Despair: forests, lakes, mountains, cities, cathedrals, castles, and much.
Monochrome Order (KEMCO, Today, $14.99) The world must forever make choices. The Arbiters' mission is to use the ancient magic known as “Judgment” to follow their own justice and guide the world to a better place. A newly-appointed Arbiter, is assigned to a desolate country where he will have to make various Judgments. However, not everyone will agree with his idea of justice. When faced with two extreme choices, which will he choose?
Old School RPG Bundle (Plug In Digital, Today, $29.99) Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show! Cast actors, purchase equipment and upgrades for your studio, craft weapons and giant Mechas out of cardboard and duct tape. Once the cameras are rolling, you will control your cast of five colored-jumpsuit-clad warriors in dramatic, turn-based battles!
Pocket Stables (Kairosoft, Today, $14.00) Manage your very own ranch while training your racehorses to win big in exciting races! Build training facilities like dirt courses and pools amidst the beautiful natural surroundings of your ranch. Increase your ranch's fame and entice visitors to spend some dough at your ranch's amenities, like ice cream stands and gift shops. Find horses with the right combination of stamina and speed and intensity and train them to race.
Queen's Quest 4: Sacred Truce (Today, $14.99) After many years of peace between the Five Kingdoms, dark clouds are gathering over the realm of humans and elves. After an attempt to assassinate the Elf King, life's delicate balance, which was only maintained through the magic of the Sacred Truce, has come to end. Friends and neighbors are beginning to turn against each other. Suddenly the tiny village of Saddletown becomes the centre of attention for the entire kingdom – the mayor of Saddletown invites the emissary of the Peacekeepers Guild for a meeting. The ongoing peace between humans and elves and the fate of Five Kingdoms are in his hands.
River City Melee Mach!! (Arc System Works, Today, $13.99) The Renegade/River City (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun) series has had its share of success in the late 80's, and now, the "Fight it out! " part of its numerous spin-off sports series is back and powered-up! Four players can play at the same time, and the controls are so simple you can actually have your friends and family just hop in and play! Online play is supported as well! Come and feel the tension while fighting it out with other players from around the world!
Secret Files Sam Peters (Koch Media, Today, $6.99) When alien DNA is spotted in the genetic code of algae living at a crater site in Ghana, sassy reporter Sam Peters goes after the story of her lifetime. Before she can start her research at Lake Bosumtwi, however, she has to cleave through the wilderness and escape feisty jungle animals by day and demon-like creatures from African folklore by night. And soon she has to ask herself, whether a creditable article on the front page of an esteemed science magazine is really worth risking her life.
Silk (Huey Games, Fri 11th October, $12.99) Explore three million square miles of uncharted terrain from Roman Damascus to Three Kingdoms China in an exploration RPG that transports you onto the Ancient Silk Road of 200AD as an intrepid traveller or a ruthless conqueror. From a parallel dimension where they still make tile-based RPGs in 2019 comes the new game from award-winning game designer Chris Bateman. Can you puzzle out the secrets of the four distinct challenges await you in Silk?
Super Box Land Demake (Ratalaika Games, Fri 11th October, $4.99) Pick from two characters to help solve moving box puzzles in order to advance to the next stage! Push boxes across a variety of different puzzling levels by yourself or with a friend in coop mode! Control two different characters at once even in single player! Choose from 3 difficulty options that make recovering from your mistakes harder!
The Bradwell Conspiracy (Bossa Studios, Today, $19.99) Following a sudden explosion at the Stonehenge Museum fundraiser, you find yourself trapped in a hidden underground complex. Your only means of escape is by sending photographs of your surroundings to another survivor confined elsewhere. But before long, a disturbing truth begins to dawn… Created by a team of award-winning BAFTA luminaries and AAA veterans, with over 60 years of combined experience, The Bradwell Conspiracy is a highly-stylized, narrative-driven first person experience. Featuring an assortment of innovative puzzles and lore-enriching secrets, are you ready to delve into a world of corporate duplicity?
The Eyes of Ara (100 Stones Interactive, Tue 15th October, $14.99) Alone on a remote island stands a long-abandoned castle, the source of many a ghastly rumor and unsettling tale. Not all is as it seems. A mysterious signal has begun broadcasting from somewhere within the ancient halls. Something inside the castle has awoken, and someone needs to venture inside to discover the truth. Lose yourself in this award-winning puzzle adventure as you explore a vast, mysterious castle riddled with secret vaults and hidden rooms.
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip (Maximum Games, Tue 15th October, $39.99) With it’s own unique story, set between the events of the first movie, Zombieland: Double Tap: Road Trip is a ridiculously fun top-down twin-stick shooter featuring local co-op multiplayer for up to four players. Play as your favorite heroes from the original — Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock — as well as new unlockable characters from the upcoming sequel.
Daemon X Machina DLC (Available Friday Oct. 11)
Fatal Fracture (Igor Gafton, available today, $0.99)
Maze Breaker (nuGAME, available today $6.99)
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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!