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!
Pokémon Sword and Shield (Nintendo, Fri 15th November, $59.99) Pokémon Sword and Shield are set in Galar, an expansive region with many environments—idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here. You’ll visit the various Gyms in the Galar region, aiming for the enviable and admirable title of Champion! Read our Pokémon Sword and Shield review.
Children of Morta (11 Bit Studios, Wed 20th November, $21.99) Children of Morta sets its story in a distant land but copes with themes closer to our daily lives that one would expect. It is a story of simple emotions we all know so well and value more than sometimes we dare to admit: love and hope, longing and uncertainty, ultimately loss and sacrifice we are willing to make to save the ones we care the most for.
Garfield Kart Furious Racing (Microids, Tue 19th November, $29.99) Garfield, the famous lasagna-loving cat is back to take on Jon, Odie and company in a no-holds-barred racing game! Choose your character and kart according to their characteristics and your driving style, get off the starting line first and control skids to outrun your opponents. Read our Garfield Kart Furious Racing review.
Sparklite (Merge Games, Today, $24.99) Sparklite is an action-adventure set in the whimsical and ever-changing land of Geodia. Battle foes in top-down action using an arsenal of gadgets, guns, and gear. Explore dangerous corners of the procedurally generated world, take down titans of the mining industry, and harness the power of Sparklite! Read our Sparklite review.
WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship (Bigben Interactive, Tue 19th November, $49.99) The WRC championship is the most challenging motor racing competition in the world. With the new dynamic weather system, climatic conditions have true-to-life effects: rain and snowfall is now an important game feature as variable traction, different set-ups for each stage, tyre choice and shrewd use of the weather forecasting team all need to be considered.
Zumba Burn it Up! (505 Games, Tue 19th November, $39.99) Everyone’s favorite dance party is back! Zumba is a global movement that brings the fun to fitness with over 15 million people taking weekly classes across 186 countries. Get your fix of the Zumba program anytime, anywhere with high-energy routines and hip-shaking jams including chart-topping hits and Zumba originals. Use the Joy-Con controllers to track your movements and get rewarded for dancing with energy and flair.
Balthazar's Dream (Today, $8.00) A kid named Dustin goes into a coma after being hit by an ice cream truck. His injuries are serious and there is virtually no hope of him waking up. His dog sleeps by his side, dreaming of strange and mysterious lands filled with canine wonders.
Bloo Kid 2 (Headup Games, Mon 18th November, $4.99) After rescuing his girlfriend from the hands of the evil wizard, Bloo Kid and Pink Girl enjoy life with their newborn "Pink Kid". But then, a whole new adventure starts just out of the bloo... Bloo Kid 2 is a classic 2D retro-style platformer experience with lovely designed pixel-graphics and a full chiptune soundtrack.
Bouncy Bob 2 (Ultimate Games, Wed 20th November, $5.00) Bouncy Bob: Episode 2 is a perfect co-op experience for up to 4 players. Choose your character and prepare to have fun with one of the game modes. In Tower Challenge you need to overcome single-player challenges with rising difficulty.
Cube Creator X (Big John Games, Today, $19.99) Big John Games, in a partnership with ARC Systems Works, brings the latest adaptation of the Cube Creator series to the Nintendo Switch with Cube Creator X. The Nintendo Switch allows Cube Creator X to stretch its legs and accommodate much larger worlds which feel vast and alive (more than three times the total cubes in Cube Creator DX).
Galactic Defence Squadron (4MB Interactive, Today, $4.99) With an amazing soundtrack, explosive visuals and simple controls, Galactic Defence Squadron is an addictive and challenging shooter which harks back to arcade classics of old.
Go! Fish Go! (Cool Small Games, Fri 15th November, $1.99) Even fish lose their patience and try to escape from the aquarium. A team of five amazing fish embark on a daring adventure to escape from their young oppressors. Help them to trick and lose the pursuers.
Labyrinth of the Witch (ORANGE CUBE, Today, $14.99) A simple dungeon exploration RPG that anyone can play! Strategically use a multitude of items to tackle ever-changing dungeons. A Rogue-like for Anyone and Everyone This simple, easy-to-play dungeon exploration RPG is free of difficult game mechanics.
League of the Shield (NoobO Games, Wed 13th November, $7.00) League of the Shield is an arcade game for up to 4 players. Defend your fortress against moving balls using your trustworthy shield. Try to beat every other player to be crowned king.
Mars Power Industries (SONKA, Fri 15th November, $3.99) "Congratulations on your first tiny colony! Taking the post of Plumber/Electrician must be tough out there, we know how lonely it might get and you probably miss your family. Don’t worry! We provide music. No silence in space.
Munchkin: Quacked Quest (Asmodee Digital, Tue 19th November, $24.99) Dive into Munchkin: Quacked Quest and re-discover the parody, puns, and humor from the hit card game Munchkin by Steve Jackson. Gather gold, throw your foes (and friends) into sacrifice pits, collect ducks, eliminate the monsters—from reanimated skeletons to the Potted Plant and even the Plutonium Dragon—and reach the highest level to win the game! After all, there’s only one spot at the top and you just found a chainsaw…
Overlanders (Run-Down Games, Today, $24.99) Battle it out in 5 player multiplayer or rage through the campaign. Overlanders delivers the futuristic, competitive racing experience of your dreams.
Perils of Baking (eastasiasoft, Today, $4.99) You play as the younger of two brothers, famous for their baking. It's up to you to stop your brother's evil plans as he has given in to a dark artifact. Over the 40 main levels in the game you will master driving a minecart, flying a balloon, swimming, baking, reversed gravity and more.
Push the Crate (Polygon Art, Today, $7.99) You are looking for a logistical challenge? Look no further! Push the Crate is a 3D transport puzzle game with 300 level with varying degrees of difficulty. From kid-friendly challenges to a real logistical mastermind - Push the Crate has puzzles for everyone. All you need to do is to transport the crates to their target positions and make sure you won't get stuck.
Raining Blobs (Black Shell Media, Fri 15th November, $9.99) Raining Blobs is a fast-paced arcade puzzle game based around matching falling blobs. This game will put both your fingers and mind to a test of raw skill.
Rocket Wars (Rooftop Panda, Today, $9.99) Rocket Wars is a fast-paced couch party game for up to 4 players. 6 different game modes will keep the game fresh and challenging. 12 different spaceships with unique stats let you play according to your own playstyle. You can play FFA, 2v2 or entirely against AI opponents. Enjoy both PVP and coop with your friends!
Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child (Artifex Mundi, Today, $14.99) LOOK FOR CLUES TO THE WHEREABOUTS OF YOUR FATHER! As the protagonist tries to locate her missing father, a clue leads her to the train station next to Baronet Steameyer's mansion and factory. USE YOUR PSYCHIC ABILITIES!
Some Distant Memory (Way Down Deep, Today, $12.99) Some Distant Memory is a hand-drawn story exploration game set 300 years after the apocalypse. You play an archaeologist named Professor Zay, joined by her companion, ARORA, a centuries-old AI capable of recreating human memories from scanned relics.
Squidgies Takeover (Undefined, Today, $15.00) You control the Squidgies, hapless little blobs of adorableness, that need your help to escape their Momma's tentacles and make their new home on planets across the galaxy. Find creative solutions to each level's puzzles by making the Squidgies swing, fling, float, splat, stretch into tubes, and turn metallic.
Still There (Iceberg Interactive, Wed 20th November, $14.99) STILL THERE is a story-driven psychological adventure game about lingering grief, technical puzzles, wacky AIs and dark humour. Evade the past, welcome oblivion, make the perfect Italian coffee.
Sudoku Relax 3 Autumn Leaves (G-mode, Today, $5.00) Let your mind take a break and refresh itself to the mind-soothing effects of Sudoku Relax 3. The popular "Sudoku Relax" title is coming out with a sequel, "Sudoku Relax 3". This new title is filled with warm autumn colors and brings a sense of calm.
Tactical Mind 2 (Drageus Games, Fri 15th November, $4.99) Enjoy the classic brain-teasing challenges offered by Chess but with entirely new rules and concepts to discover. Tactical Mind is one of the most innovative 1vs1 board games and you can now play the sequel – with 30 stages, enhanced visuals and brand new layouts to twist your perceptions!
Woven (StickyLock Studios, Fri 15th November, $19.99) Welcome to a world where woollen creatures once lived in peace. Stuffy is a well-meaning but rather clumsy stuffed animal that wanders the world alone. Glitch is a metal firefly that has lost its memory and identity.
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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!