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!
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition (Bandai Namco, Fri 18th October, $49.99) With engaging storylines, classic turn-based battles, and tons of Digimon to collect, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition delivers everything fans loved about Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory.
AeternoBlade II (PQube, Fri 11th October, $29.99) Welcome back to the world of AeternoBlade. Harness the AeternoBlade, and defy the abyss in this sequel to the fast-paced action/puzzle platformer. In AeternoBlade II, use the power of time itself to outwit your enemies and explore mysterious new dimensions. Jump between frenetic combat encounters and intriguing puzzle segments that require ingenious use of time.
Ice Age Scrat's Nutty Adventure! (Fri 18th October, $39.99) Join Scrat’s quest for the Crystal Nuts Ice Age’s favorite sabre-tooth squirrel, Scrat, is at it again in an all-new adventure! A mysterious mechanism in an ancient Scratazon Temple has locked away his prized possession – and the only way to get it back is an epic quest to find four legendary Crystal Nuts, scattered across the land.
Raging Loop (PQube, Tue 22nd October, $29.99) Immerse yourself in a thrilling psychological horror story taking place in the secluded Japanese village of Yasumizu. A heavy mist surrounds the place, preventing everyone from ever leaving. Ancient gods have come back to hunt the villagers down one by one. The feast has begun, can you escape the village alive?
Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands (Merge Games, Today, $24.99) Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands is an open world, exploration and farming adventure full of quests and discovery! You’re shipwrecked on a mysterious archipelago. It's up to you to survive and solve the mysteries deep in the heart of the islands, then finally escape! Farm, craft and cook to survive as you take charge of building a camp full of survivors. With the goal of building a new ship to escape, you set off on a journey across a wealth of islands for useful treasures and items! Read our Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands review.
Street Outlaws: The List (Game Mill, Tue 22nd October, $39.99) Fasten your seat belts and take a ride inside the world of American street racing in STREET OUTLAWS: The List! From a custom street rod to a race-ready farm truck, the vehicles - and their drivers have one thing in common: the need for speed. If you’re not on “The List,” you don’t matter. The “List” contains the 10 fastest street-racing cars in Oklahoma City and they are the best of the best.
Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope, Fri 18th October, $19.99) In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn't met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company's London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages. Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction.
A Hat in Time (Gears for Breakfast, Fri 18th October, $39.99, Fri 18th October, $29.99) In A Hat in Time you play as a tiny space-travelling girl with a big tophat. Her adventure is halted when all her fuel, the Time Pieces, is lost and scattered across a nearby planet. Hat Kid must now jump, fight and stitch new hats to make her way into every nook and cranny of this new world in order to restore her fuel and resume her journey. On her way, she'll bump into the menacing Mafia of Cooks, the goofy birds of Dead Bird Studio, the spooky shadows of Subcon Forest, and more!
Alchemist's Castle (Sun 13th October, $2.99) Discovering the philosopher's stone turned the wise and kind alchemist into a power-hungry, selfish tyrant. The task of stopping him falls upon you, the former apprentice of the alchemist. Discover the secrets of the Alchemist's Castle, survive and destroy the philosopher's stone! Alchemist's Castle is a 2D side-scroller platformer, inspired by old-school Metroid and Castlevania games.
Arcade Archives THE LEGEND OF KAGE (HAMSTER, Thu 10th October, $7.99) 'THE LEGEND OF KAGE' is an action game that was released by TAITO in 1985. Players take the role of the young Iga ninja named 'Kage' on the mission to rescue Princess Kiri from villains. In this work, there are two versions of the game that use a sound source chip each of the MSM5232 and YM2203 (FM sound source).
ARCADE ARCHIVES VS. Castlevania (HAMSTER, Today, $7.99) The demonic Count Dracula has awakened from his 100-year slumber. Play as Simon, as he sets out for Dracula's castle of evil in order to defeat him. With the whip handed down through his family and a variety of weapons, control Simon to defeat the children of the night standing in his way.
Battle Planet - Judgement Day (EuroVideo Medien, Today, $14.99) Battle Planet - Judgement Day is a planetary rogue-lite top-down shooter. You are one of the universe's 3 most wanted criminals on the run, fighting your way through hordes of aliens, military and police units. There is only one way to reclaim your freedom - destroy them all. . .
Beast Quest (Maximum Games, Fri 11th October, $29.99) Embark on an epic action-adventure to save the Kingdom of Avantia from ruin. Based on the best-selling fantasy novels, Beast Quest comes to Nintendo Switch for the first time ever, with a rich, progressive storyline, vibrant settings, and an excess of compelling challenges.
Corpse Party: Blood Drive (Marvelous (XSEED), Thu 10th October, $19.99) Corpse Party: Blood Drive is the final instalment of the Heavenly Host saga. As intrepid schoolgirl Ayumi Shinozaki, explore the decaying ruins of Heavenly Host Elementary and other locations in order to end a deadly curse once and for all. Along the way, solve puzzles, dodge traps, and run from malicious entities to avoid the Corpse Party series’ notorious 'Wrong Ends'.
CrunchTime (Navila Software Japan, Thu 10th October, $9.99) Knowing that the condition for getting off work is to find 4 bugs in the code world, the adventure begins. . . Classic platformer style. The world of ASCII, full of old-school flavor. Well-designed levels and boss battles. Collect emails from your boss and experience the mood of crunch time programmers.
Day and Night (Ridiculous Games, Tue 22nd October, $19.99) In this fast, fun and frantic puzzle game, match and collect blocks and stay alive long enough to change time, flipping both the game and the rules! An epic battle between Day and Night sees two opponents - a friend or CPU - race to collect their own time-themed blocks while managing the blocks of their opponent. But when time changes, Day becomes Night, Night becomes Day and suddenly what's collectable and what's not is turned upside down!
Desktop Dodgeball (SAT-BOX, Thu 10th October, $7.45) You can play dodgeball at your desk at school! Easy-to-use controls will have you absorbed in the thrilling gameplay in no time! In addition to the standard rules, there are a variety of different modes for you to choose from, including "King Dodge," where you have to protect the "king" from being hit, and "Wall Dodge," where you're trapped on all sides by four walls! Acquire new formations and uniforms as you work to bring your school's team up as champions
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers (NIS America, Tue 22nd October, $39.99) Join Sherry and her friends in this heartfelt adventure through time as they unveil the mystery behind why time has stopped in their beloved town of Clocknee.
Domiverse (Haunted Tie, Today, $14.99) Face off against up to 3 friends locally in this fun and frenetic arena fighting game. A single mistake can be fatal, and there’s no room for mercy in Domiverse. Your friends are obstacles you must destroy in order to get the power crown. So go for it and become the ultimate champion! Play as one of Domiverse’s 12 completely crazy heroes.
Felix the Reaper (Daedalic Entertainment, Today, $19.99) Felix works at The Ministry of Death and is in love with Betty The Maiden from The Ministry of Life. He believes that going to the human world as a field reaper will enable him to one day meet her. Hence he’s taken the job of making sure people die – and taught himself to dance to impress the love of his life.
Just Ignore Them (Ratalaika Games, Fri 18th October, $4.99) Growing up we all knew that one kid who was absolutely terrified of the dark and convinced that there were monsters hiding beneath his bed, but what if it were true? Just Ignore Them is a Point and Click game that revolves around a boy named Mark, who is locked in a never-ending chase to escape the monsters that pursue him.
Kine (Chump Squad, Today, $19.99) Kine is a 3D narrative puzzle game about three daring machines that aspire to be musicians. Embark across a theatrical dreamscape by solving a wide variety of increasingly difficult 3D puzzles. Guide Euler, Quat, and Roo as they struggle to form a band and find their big break!
Mah-jongg Puzzle Pai-Sen (Hautecouture, Thu 10th October, $3.99) The rules are simple. Slide the Mahjong tiles divided into the upper, middle and lower parts to the left and right, and connect the ridges vertically and horizontally. Choose the connected pots and add them to your hand, make a role and earn points.
Mary Skelter 2 (Idea Factory International, Tue 22nd October, $39.99) The Nightmare continues in Mary Skelter 2! In this first-person dungeon crawler, play as fairytale-inspired characters called Blood Maidens, each with deeply customizable character-specific classes. Balance between power and madness in turn-based battles with a blood-fueled transformation system, and escape a living prison while indestructible Nightmares give chase in real-time. This game also includes the first instalment of the series, Mary Skelter: Nightmares.
Megaquarium (Auroch Digital, Fri 18th October, $24.59) Design your displays, look after your fish, manage your staff and keep your guests happy! It's all in a day's work as the curator of your very own Megaquarium.
Miniature - The Story Puzzle (Run-Down Games, Today, $3.99) The Miniature is a unique 3D Story-based puzzle game, a stunning visual world, fascinating music and original game mode. This is a special puzzle game, all dioramas come with new locations, which require being put into the right order to learn the different stories.
Monaco: Complete Edition (Pocketwatch Games, Mon 21st October, $14.99) Monaco: Complete Edition more than doubles the content from the original release, including a survival campaign, and a zombie mode, and a new ultra-challenging campaign that brings closure and a twist to the epic heist story. Play with up to four people online or on the same screen. Compete with others via daily leaderboards.
Override: Mech City Brawl – Super Charged Mega Edition (Maximum Games, Tue 15th October, $39.99) Override: Mech City Brawl is a 3D mech-based brawler. Control gigantic robots and duke it out in fantastic cityscapes. Epic battles await with distinctive mechs in 1v1 brawls, 4-person online free-for-all, or 2 to 4-player party co-op – where each player controls one part of two skyscraper-sized mechs.
PBA Pro Bowling (Farsight Studios, Tue 22nd October, $19.99) Lace up your bowling shoes and experience the most realistic bowling simulation ever created with PBA Pro Bowling!
Pig Eat Ball (Mommy's Best Games, Fri 18th October, $14.99) King Cake, the dessert-headed monarch, has decided it’s time for his daughter to get married, but she other plans! The King has devised “The Royal Games” in which the winner will marry Princess Bow. Since she can’t talk her father out of it, Bow decides to put on a disguise and enter the competition herself.
Puzzle Book (QubicGames, Fri 11th October, $3.99) Puzzle book offers 34 different puzzles to solve, divided into themes - from fantasy to dinosaurs. Arts for this game were made by artist specialized in various styles. They are beautiful paintings of creatures and landscapes or simpler drawings for kids. There is something for everyone!
Rabi-Ribi (CIRCLE Ent., Today, $29.99) Rabi-Ribi? Why there's a bunny girl? There never quite seem to be enough bunny girls in the world, so here is another for you aficionados out there. This 2D sidescrolling exploration platformer follows the adventure of Erina, whose humdrum life as a regular rabbit is turned upside-down when she finds herself in an unknown world and turned into a human (with rabbit ears)!
Safari Pinball (SuperPowerUpGames, Fri 18th October, $2.99) Get ready for Safari Pinball, a pinball machine where you'll try to photograph and record many animals through Africa. Elephants, Lions, Zebras, and many more are waiting for you on this table. Discover all the secrets, including the Rhinos cave, a secret zone with its own mechanics.
Sea Salt (YCJY Games, Today, $14.99) Sea Salt is an action strategy hybrid, in which you are an Old God summoning unfathomable horrors to blight the human lands. You will have your sacrifice, and humanity will pay for denying you what you are owed. Command an unruly troop of nightmarish creatures, cultists and horrors from the deep. Control the whole swarm at once, directing it to attack your victims or withdraw to avoid their defenses.
SEGA AGES Columns II: A Voyage Through Time (SEGA, Today, $7.99) The classic puzzle game Columns II returns in SEGA AGES for Nintendo Switch. Match jewels, fossils, and disks as you jump through time! Control the falling pieces and aim for three-in-a-row to clear the screen before they stack to the top! Switch between multiple game modes, like Flash Columns where you target flashing jewels and unlock secret Jewel Case characters, or Versus Columns where you challenge your friends.
SEGA AGES Ichidant-R (SEGA, Today, $7.99) Releasing in the West for the first time, Ichidant-R, the wacky series of timed puzzle mini-games, is now available in the SEGA AGES series for Nintendo Switch. Push the limits of your brain and your coordination by hunting for hidden vampires, conducting an orchestra, warping your way through mazes, shooting down UFOS, and much more across 20 wildly varied mini-games! Get both PUZZLE and ACTION in one game with SEGA AGES Ichidant-R. PLEASE NOTE: This game contains a "Mega Drive Mode" that is in Japanese only.
Shipped (QubicGames, Fri 11th October, $5.99) Shipped is an adorable party game where up to 8 players compete in sea skirmishes. Choose your favorite girl and navigate the sea. Your ship can’t break, so first learn how to manoeuvre. With simple controls, it’s easy to start but hard to master. To win, you must push your opponents to crash on land or out of the screen. Or just shoot them.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Lab Zero Games, Tue 22nd October, $24.99) Skullgirls 2nd Encore is finally available to play on the go on Nintendo Switch! It is a beautiful, fast-paced, and critically acclaimed 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike.
StarBlox Inc. (IlluminationGames, Fri 18th October, $9.99) Welcome to the team at StarBlox Incorporated – where sorting cargo is a contact sport! Load your rocket resource blocks quickly and efficiently to beat the competition. But watch out – the shipping world is fierce! Your opponent can sabotage your work by stealing blocks, delivering punches or throwing you in the incinerator! As you deliver cargo to the far corners of the solar system, each of the planets, moons and asteroids you visit will present new challenges – from black holes to gravity to waves of lava.
Sublevel Zero Redux (Coatsink, Today, $19.99) Sublevel Zero Redux is a roguelite six-degree-of-freedom shooter set in a universe where reality is falling apart. With your gunship, fight in zero-g through a vast, procedurally-generated underground facility to recover the technology you need to escape the many dangers hidden around every corner.
Summer Sweetheart (HOMINGCLOUD TECHNOLOGY CO.,LIMITED, Today, $19.99) 《Summer Sweetheart》 is a game of Lovely Juliet. The main plot is played by real people. Voice actor part is assumed by the famous CV Asami Imai and Naomi Wakabayashi. In the game, the player, in the first view, encounters with multiple heroines. This is a brand-new love story.
Tangle Tower (SFB Games, Tue 22nd October, $19.99) Freya Fellow has been murdered. The lead suspect? A shadowy figure found looming over her body, wielding a knife. The problem? That suspect. . . is just a painting. Investigate the entirety of Tangle Tower, from the bizarre and eerie gardens to the cold and ominous crime scene at the very top. Will you be able to uncover the secrets of Tangle Tower?
The Jackbox Party Pack 6 (Jackbox Games, Today, $29.99) It’s the wildest Party Pack yet with five hilarious new games! Play using your phones, tablets or computers. No extra controllers needed!
The Park (Funcom Oslo, Tue 22nd October, $9.99) Set in a creepy amusement park hiding a dark and sinister secret, The Park is a one to two-hour-long first-person psychological horror experience focusing on intense storytelling and exploration instead of combat and action. A day at the park. . . a lost teddy bear. . . a missing child.
Where the Bees Make Honey (Whitethorn Digital, Today, $9.99) Where the Bees Make Honey tells a story about reflecting on different moments from a childhood, which is played and experienced from an adult perspective. At its core Where the Bees Make Honey is a puzzle adventure game, but gameplay variation is filtered throughout. It's a dreamy, ethereal, and thoughtfully crafted experience about nostalgia.
Worbital (TJR Games, Fri 18th October, $12.99) Break the Space! Worbital is space war in real-time with tension-filled gameplay and gravitational destruction. Interplanetary Artillery Warfare Exploit the shifting gravity by manoeuvring your shots across space to inflict maximum damage on the enemy. Sling asteroids, create black holes, make it rain with solar flares!
ZikSquare (TOMAGameStudio, Fri 18th October, $6.99) ZikSquare brings you a new concept. Each musical note is played by the game and is a block that your character has to slide on, to jump on or to dodge.
Nintendo 3DS eShop
Breakout Defender 2 (nuGAME, Today, $6.99) A breakout game where you will face off against the computer opponent through 15 exciting levels. Do your best to defend your own blocks while at the same time aiming to destroy the blocks of the computer opponent.
Slime Slayer (Famous Gamous, 10th October, $4.99) Have you ever wished that old school 8-Bit games could pop to life into a 3D world? Thus is the inspiration for Slime Slayer! Slime Slayer is a Pixel Prime FPS, 8-Bit 3D, procedurally generated, roguelike dungeon crawler.
Nintendo eShop Demos
Galaxy Champions TV (Silesia Games, Thu 3rd October, $6.99) Get powerful weapons and power-ups, kill huge amount of enemies, level up, unlock upgrades and beat all the bosses to become the champion of the most violent TV show of all time! Are you ready to become the Champ?! "Good luck! You'll need it!" Read our Galaxy Champions TV review.
Nintendo eShop Sales
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