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!
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Team17, Tue 8th October, $29.99) They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair! Each level offers beautiful, rich visuals with detail and depth. Yooka, Laylee and a whole host of colourful characters (good and bad) are realised in stunning 2.5D - Read our Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review.
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (NIS America, Tue 8th October, $49.99) Experience the world of The Alliance Alive HD Remastered in a new light! New visuals, an updated interface, and more await you in this epic tale of trials and triumphs. Humanity has been shattered by invading Daemons from another realm. To reclaim their home, an unlikely fellowship of heroes will band together to spark a fiery revolution. Explore various Daemon-controlled realms, awaken your inner strength in the heat of battle, and form alliances to amass a force strong enough to stand against the invading forces.
BurgerTime Party! (Marvelous (XSEED), Tue 8th October, $19.99) Welcome to Peter Pepper's grill, where the party never ends! Make massive burgers while avoiding edible enemies across over 100 stages stuffed with platforming puzzles and arcade action. Dining solo? We have a carefully curated menu of single-player stages to enjoy. If you're looking for a cooperative challenge, then we invite you to join forces with up to three friends and form the ultimate munch squad! But if you'd rather battle it out for control of the kitchen, choose to play as a pepper-slinging Chef or a menacing Food Foe in Battle Burger mode for 2-4 players!
Call of Cthulhu (Cyanide, Tue 8th October, $39.99) Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG, brings you deep into a world of creeping madness and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft's iconic universe. 1924. Private Investigator Pierce is sent to look into the tragic death of the Hawkins family on the isolated Darkwater Island.
Double Switch - 25th Anniversary Edition (Limited Run Games, Sat 5th October, $14.99) Originally developed by Digital Pictures and released in 1993, Double Switch has been completely rebuilt, bringing it to a level of video quality never before seen. You control a state-of-the-art security system wired into the building where you take part in the many simultaneous sub-plots as you sleuth to solve the ultimate mystery.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (Saber Interactive, Fri 4th October, $29.99) The beloved and critically acclaimed Ghostbusters video game is back and remastered for Nintendo Switch! Strap on your proton pack once again and join the Ghostbusters on the adventure with the voice and likeness of the original crew as you battle to save New York!
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Modus Games, Tue 8th October, $29.99) Experience the most complete Trine ever created! The Trine series returns to the magic of 2. 5D with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince! The three heroes of the best-selling adventure series are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief are joined together once again on a thrilling quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes teeming with danger.
Trine: Ultimate Collection (Frozenbyte, Tue 8th October, $49.99) Join Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief on a journey across a forsaken and ruined kingdom. Bound to a mysterious artifact called Trine, the three unlikely heroes use their unique skills to battle the undead, navigate treacherous environments, and solve challenging physics-based puzzles across a collection of perilous quests in this best-selling adventure series.
Neo Cab (Chance Agency, Today, $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. Balance your own emotional wellbeing with the needs of your pax as you strive to keep your perfect rating, and your job.
A Winter's Daydream (Tue 8th October, $5.99) his elderly grandmother has transformed into a cute young girl! Hijinks ensue. Nineteen-year-old Yuu can’t stand his younger sister, Otoko, and the feeling is mutual. It’s been almost a year since Yuu saw her last, having escaped his dreary home town to study in the bustling city, but with the advent of New Year’s he finds himself obliged to return to his family to celebrate.
Aldred - Knight of Honor (QUByte Interactive, Tue 8th October, $1.99) In Knight of Honor you are Aldred, the most powerful swordsman of the divine flame, passing through innumerable obstacles and war bosses to rid the kingdom of a great evil. To progress in the game you need to be careful, each monster must be faced in a different way, switching weapons and spells can help you a lot.
Arcade Archives Scramble (HAMSTER, Thu 26th September, $7.99) "Scramble" is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1981. Players control a space fighter with a limited fuel supply as they battle enemies and try to destroy the enemy base.
Asphalt 9: Legends (Gameloft, Tue 8th October) The multi-award-winning racing game is now coming to Nintendo Switch. Asphalt 9: Legends features an extensive roster of real hypercars from renowned manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and W Motors. Pick your dream ride and race across spectacular locations around the world. Leave your friends in the dust and become a legend in your own group or break your limits to achieve worldwide glory.
Beats Runner (FuryLion Group, Fri 4th October, $6.99) Beats Runner is a bite-sized retro-cyberpunk rhythm action platform game. Just follow the beats and rush forward! Caution for the spikes and traps! Rush forward and collect as many stars and coins as possible! Unlock unique characters for more fun, and level up for more challenges!
Candleman (indienova, Today, $14.99) Candleman is an action-adventure story entwined with low-light gameplay. Acting as a little candle who can burn for only 10 seconds, players will venture through unsettling darkness. Struggle to overcome obstacles based on the mechanics of light and shadow. Explore a wide range of enchanted environments while seeking distant light. Unveil the hidden treasure that concerns us all.
CASE: Animatronics (OOO Valnat, Today, $19.99) Welcome to the police department, where working late can lead to tragic consequences. You're John Bishop, a swamped-with-work detective who tirelessly carries out your investigations late into the night. But tonight you are pulled from your precious few hours of rest , and a strange dream, by a mysterious call from an old “friend”.
Community Inc (tinyBuild Games, Fri 4th October, $14.99) As a new Manager, build a happy community and trade with other races... for profit. Yes, that's right, we need their happiness so we can power up our portals. The Lings, your workers, will obey you and help you with your village.
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!
CROSSNIQ+ (FUTURE MEMORY, Fri 4th October, $7.99) CROSSNIQ+ is a "y2k aesthetic" arcade puzzle game, featuring a late '90s-inspired futuristic visual style - and serving up brain-bending, lightning-fast gameplay straight from the golden age of arcade puzzle games!
Cubixx (Ghostlight, Today, $7.49) Think you're ready to take on the cube? Then fire up your Cubot's laser and cut your way across 50 Arcade levels in non-stop retro-inspired action! To succeed you (and your buddies!) will need to evade and annihilate deadly enemies & use your lightning-fast reflexes to the fullest!
Dodge Hard (VANGUARD, Tue 8th October, $20.00) Presenting Dodge Hard! An exciting bullet hell shooting game featuring cute pixel art characters! Dodge Hard is a new shooting game that combines RPG level-up system with bullet hell shooting. Play as a cute Pixel Art Character and find items to save the girl! Dodge Hard is a new shooting game that combines RPG level-up system with bullet hell shooting.
fault - milestone one (Sekai Games, Today, $14.99) Experience the story of a princess named Selphine and her Royal Guardian Ritona. When a sudden assault devastates their homeland of Rughzenhaide, the two are forced to escape… but somehow end up teleported into an unknown forest full of vegetation they don’t recognize.
Freecell Solitaire Deluxe (Baltoro Games, Fri 27th September, $8.99) Freecell Solitaire is form of Solitaire (or Patience) where nearly all deals are winnable, making it more of a game of skill than luck. It is the perfect game to help you relax and have fun. Change the game's appearance to suit your own taste. Progress through the game to unlock unique card sets and backgrounds.
Galaxy Champions TV (Silesia Games, Today, $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!"
Hexagroove: Tactical DJ (Ichigoichie, Today, $29.99) Hexagroove combines elements of strategy, rhythm, and action games in a unique blend of self-expression. Your goal as a DJ is to combine musical loops in real-time to regulate a virtual audience's energy, working them into a state of euphoria with your artistic skills.
Junior League Sports (PLANET ENTMT, Mon 7th October, $4.99) Get ready for some fun sports action with Junior League Sports. Play alone or challenge friends to games of soccer, basketball or ice hockey. The better you play, the more skill points you build up to pull off spectacular moves and lead your team to victory.
Minefield (Vertical Reach) Minefield is a modern-day re-imagining of a classic game. Work your way through a board avoiding all the mines, keeping track of your best time in three difficulty modes.
One Night Stand (Ratalaika Games, Fri 4th October, $4.99) In One Night Stand, explore the stranger’s bedroom and seek out clues to identify who she is and what brought you both together. You may resort to some unusual methods to find the answers you’re looking for, but try not to prod and pry too much – a nosy guest quickly becomes an unwanted one! Will you stay and explore your relationship with this stranger, or will you escape when the opportunity presents itself?
Reventure (Pixelatto Games, Tue 8th October, $9.99) Features: - One hundred different endings. Choose your path, every decision leads to a new ending. Will you find the real one? Is there such a thing? Only one way to know. . . - Lots of "Aha! " moments.
Rimelands: Hammer of Thor (QubicGames, Fri 4th October, $9.99) You’re Rose Cristo - a young treasure hunter on a quest to unveil a mystery behind a new enemy that arrives up into your world. On your way, you uncover a truth about your heritage and stop the threat that could destroy the world. As fantasy and technology coexist you can use spells, melee weapons like swords and also newer inventions such as pistols.
Soulslayer (Navila Software Japan, Thu 26th September, $9.99) Yao Xiu is an ordinary young lady from a noble family. Yet it pains her to stay in the household where she doesn't fit in. Her only way out is through marriage and starting a new family. Now, her with wedding approaching she is killed, unexpectedly, right on the eve of her big day.
Stellatum (Sometimes You, Wed 9th October, $14.99) Throw a barrage of rockets on hordes of enemy ships, burning everything in your path! You are playing for an extraterrestrial race that has just become ready to conquer outer space. The whole story begins with the fact that you are going to destroy a comet that threatens your planet.
Teddy Gangs (Sabec, Fri 4th October, $9.99) Beat the fluff out of them! The toy factory that made the best teddy's in the World has gone crazy. All the teddies have escaped and have become evil and you are the only one who you can stop them taking over the World. Teddy gangs is a fun, fast action fighting game where you have to beat the fluff out of any teddy that dares to challenge you, so be ready to stand up to hordes of evil teddy bears, but be warned this is not going to be a fluffy affair.
The Tiny Bang Story (Ellada Games, Fri 4th October, $9.99) Life on Tiny Planet was calm and carefree until a great disaster occurred - Tiny Planet was hit by a meteor! The world fell apart and now its future depends only on you! Use your imagination and creativity: in order to restore Tiny Planet and help its inhabitants, you will have to fix a variety of machines and mechanisms as well as solve puzzles in each of the five chapters of this game.
Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI (Lightwood Games, Today, $7.99) Tic-Tac-Letters is a single-player logic puzzle based on tic-tac-toe. Begin by placing letters so that there are no more than two Xs or Os consecutive in a row or column. Then continue with new letters and larger and more challenging puzzles.
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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!