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!
Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection (Ubisoft, Fri 6th December, $39.99) Get two action-packed games and all past DLC with Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection. Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and transform into the ultimate assassin hunter in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. Take part in an award-winning naval experience and explore a massive open world. Become the ultimate assassin hunter in Assassin’s Creed Rogue, and play as a Templar for the first time in franchise history. Experience enhanced features like Handheld Mode, HD Rumble, Touch Screen Interface, and Motion Control Aiming.
Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger (Techland, Tue 10th December, $19.99) STAND AGAINST THE DEADLIEST GUNSLINGERS WHO EVER LIVED. From gold mines to saloons, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a real homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic and violent journey of a ruthless bounty hunter on the trail of the West’s most notorious outlaws. Blurring the lines between man and myth, this adventure made of memorable encounters unveils the untold truth behind some of the greatest legends of the Old West.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition (Skybound Games, Tue 3rd December, $49.99, Tue 3rd December) Return to the Forgotten Realms in this bestselling Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Combines all the content of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition with all-new enhanced features. Includes 100+ hours of award-winning adventures!
Shovel Knight: King Of Cards (Yacht Club Games, Tue 10th December) Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Make way for Shovel Knight: King of Cards, the grandest adventure in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga! Step into the gilded boots of King Knight as you leap, Shoulder Bash, and twirl your way to a kingdom of your own in this regal prequel. Gather cards, take on challengers, and build a deck in the all-new card game, Joustus! Travel through strange worlds, gather new subjects, best the Joustus Judges, and become King of Cards!
Star Ocean: First Departure R (Square Enix, Today, $20.99) Space Date: 346. From a power yet undiscovered, a new generation will be born. Our tale begins on the primitive planet of Roak where Roddick lives in the peaceful and uneventful town of Kratus. As a member of the village’s local “Defence Force” tasked with the protection of Kratus, Roddick learns of a mysterious disease that has broken out in the neighboring town. Those infected turn to stone, but continue to live on in a petrified state. Read our Star Ocean: First Departure R review.
Alien: Isolation (SEGA, Today, $34.99) When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter Amanda she would return home for her 11th birthday. Amanda never saw her again. Fifteen years later, Amanda, now a Weyland-Yutani employee, hears that the flight recorder of her mother’s ship, the Nostromo, has been recovered at the remote trading station Sevastopol. When the crew arrive at Sevastopol, they find something is desperately wrong: it all seems to be connected to an unknown menace, stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Read our Alien: Isolation review.
Arcade Archives Hyper Sports (HAMSTER, Thu 28th November, $7.99) "HYPER SPORTS" is a sports game released by KONAMI in 1984. Compete for top place in a total of 7 events: swimming, clay shooting, vaulting horse, archery, triple jump, weight lifting, and pole vault. Up to 4 players can play at once, in what is sure to be a great time!
Big Pharma (Klabater, Today, $29.99) What if you had it in your power to rid the world of disease, to improve the lives of millions, to ease suffering and cure the sick and earn a tidy profit? As the head of your own Pharmaceutical Conglomerate you have this power resting in your hands. Will you use it for good? Being totally altruistic may not be the best business plan. The uncomfortable truth (is there an ointment for that? ) is that some remedies are more profitable than others and illness is good for business. Welcome to the world of Big Pharma!
Blacksad: Under the Skin (Microids, Tue 10th December, $49.99) The 50s, New York City: Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, is found dead. Meanwhile, rising star Bobby Yale, due to take to the ring for the most important fight of his career, has mysteriously disappeared. Sonia Dunn, Joe’s daughter, takes over the gym and must deal with its financial woes. She hires private detective John Blacksad to investigate Yale’s disappearance. This sinister case will take our investigator to the darkest, most dismal depths of New York.
Breathing Fear (Drageus Games, Fri 6th December, $4.99) Embark on a nonlinear and scary survival-adventure game. Why are you in this abandoned house in the woods? Is it fate? The only thing you know for sure is that strange things need to be solved - disturbing letters, objects, recordings, paranormal events. They drive you crazy but you need to keep a clear mind and shed some light on those mysteries. Speaking of light, make sure it doesn’t go out, your heart might not handle it…
Defenders of Ekron: Definitive Edition (Chorus Worldwide Games, Today, $13.99) Defenders of Ekron mixes the classic action of a shoot-em-up with the exploration of an adventure game, all wrapped up in an exciting sci-fi story. You take the role of Eneas, a young and bold cadet in the Ekron Defence Force. Eneas has trained his entire life to pilot his Anakim, an advanced mech capable of absorbing and transforming the energy around it into special abilities. When something goes wrong, Eneas is forced to face the Renegades, a group of rogue Anakim pilots who threaten to plunge the nation into a civil war.
Get Me Outta Here (QubicGames, Sat 30th November, $4.99) Get ready intensive action-packed retro gameplay! You play as a middle-aged farmer who wakes up to find that you have been abducted by aliens. Wearing only a hospital gown and a pair of boxers you manage to get a hold of one of the alien weapons. Can you last long enough for rescue to arrive while taking out as many enemies as you can build combos for an insanely high score? Get Me Outta Here is a title action fans and retro enthusiasts will love!
Happy Animals Bowling (Room710Games, Fri 29th November, $4.99) When nobody's looking, animals love to come together and organize bowling tournaments. Yep, they just love bowling! This time, the turnout was amazing! The little lamb is here, the crocodile is here, and even the champion Piglet Joffrey is here! Come on, it will be fun!
Immortal Planet (Monster Couch, Fri 6th December, $14.99) On the icy surface of a forgotten planet stand ruined tombs where immortals sleep. While sleepless warriors roam the halls with their minds eroded by eternity, a lone Awakewalker emerges from cryosleep. With no memory of their past, it’s up to them to forge their future, discover the planet’s mysteries, and find a way out of this icy hell.
March to a Million (Kairosoft, Today, $14.00) Become the boss of a talent agency in this management simulation game! Hire up-and-coming unique talent by advertising and scouting! Start by deciding on a record company. Give your new artists lessons and steady training, and if they can dazzle the judges in the auditions, they'll get the chance to debut as a professional singer! Once they've debuted, hold events and jobs around the country, produce albums and have them interact with fans at concerts to raise their popularity! If they get famous, they might even be able to guest star on popular TV shows!
Must Dash Amigos (MINIBEAST, Today, $17.99) Experience a Loco top-down Battle Racer filled with Piñata Stampedes, Avocados and mayhem for up to 4 Players! Must Dash Amigos is a humorous, family friendly fun-fest with controls so simple that anyone can play!
NekoMiko (qureate, Today, $9.99) The main character is an unfortunate man who can't do anything well. One fateful day, he meets 2 cat-eared shrine maidens by the name of Ayame and Kaede at an old shrine, and ends up living with them! Set in Akihabara, enjoy this adventure game of the slightly dirty-minded and eventful cohabitation life with 2 cat-eared shrine maidens.
Riverbond (Cococucumber, Tue 10th December, $24.99) Embark on a heroic journey to complete missions, battle adorable enemies, and smash everything into tiny cubes! Will you and your friends be the legendary heroes of Riverbond? The Knight has imprisoned the leaders of the Eight Worlds, causing chaos, droughts and disarray! Adventure together to defeat evil and help the charming citizens of Riverbond in this action-packed journey through beautiful, hand-crafted worlds.
Smash Rush (isTom Games, Today, $9.99) Rush, hit and smash your way through futuristic alien crystal glass tunnels, avoiding laser beams, traps and other alien obstacles! Explore colourful dimensions in a galaxy far away! Your task is to navigate monumental alien structures, smashing all crystal panels and score bubbles while avoiding deadly obstacles, and laser beams! The procedurally generated levels ensure every run is different! Sharpen your reflexes to climb the leaderboards!
Space Blaze (United Independent Entertainment, Today, $29.99) Space Blaze taps into that old-school sideways scrolling shoot’em up, by leading you through 7 challenging levels filled with action. There are three different weapon systems with a single mega-weapon for each and don’t forget that classic 80s games feature - a giant boss to shoot it out with at the end of each level. Today it’s all about cool retro without the frustrating loading times, so get started and get a friend to join you in a two-player battle against hordes of enemies in Space Blaze.
Space Pioneer (QubicGames, Fri 6th December, $9.99) Discover new planets, chart incredible worlds and reveal ancient secrets. Explore strange new worlds with your trusty robot sidekick. Make your way across fantastical planets from the icy tundra to the lush jungles brimming with flora and fauna. The endless universe has countless hostile galaxies to conquer. Combined with the dynamic objectives system, the gameplay is truly infinite in Space Pioneer.
Tick Tock: A Tale for Two (Other Tales Interactive, Today, $5.99) In Tick Tock: A Tale for Two you and your friend find yourself trapped in an eerie world created by the skilful clockmaker Amalie Ravn. Your mission is to escape! But to do so you need to navigate a mysterious, sinister clockwork world filled with secrets and cryptic puzzles. To find the truth and ultimately escape this place, you must combine the information on both players’ screens. Prepare yourselves for a narrative adventure where your communication skills are put to the test. Shout out instructions, discuss what you see, and listen. But remember: time is ticking. Play on two devices, local or remotely, all you need is a voice connection.
Voxel Galaxy (SAT-BOX, Thu 28th November, $7.43) "Voxel Galaxy is set in a near-future world that is a blend of space and cyberpunk. Use various weapons and equipment to take out your enemies in this easy-to-play action game. " "Voxel, year 20XX. On the planet Voxel that resides in the far reaches of space, a rebel army struggles in their battle with the Voxel Empire who are plotting to rule the Milky Way itself. The fighting grows more intense by the day. . . "
Wizards of Brandel (KEMCO, Today, $12.99) The young wizard Darius loses his house after he fails to make a loan repayment, and ends up living for free in the house of a wanted sorcerer! As he meets a female swordsman who has absolutely no sense of direction, and a plant girl who shrivels up immediately if she doesn't drink enough water, fate decrees to end up traveling together. Where will the quarrels over differing principles lead to?
Don’t Worry About Your Character Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road – For its next limited-time event – now live! – the Mario Kart Tour game hits the streets of London. The London tour includes a course based on the city itself, and features spotlight drivers Daisy (Holiday Cheer) and Waluigi (Bus Driver). Race through London decked out in festive trees for the holiday. Plus, Mario (Santa) will still be in the Pipe until Dec. 31. You might get to see him if you are super lucky!
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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!