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!
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (Annapurna Interactive, Tue 28th January, $24.99) At twilight in Kentucky, as bird songs give way to the choir of frogs and insects, familiar roads become strange, and it's easy to get lost. Those who are already lost may find their way to a secret highway winding through underground caves.
Mosaic (Raw Fury, Today, $19.99) You live a monotonous and repetitive lonely life in a cold overpopulated ever-expanding city. The phone is distracting you with meaningless notifications as you move through anonymous crowds on your way to work at a megacorporation where yet another long day with overtime awaits. You have no real sense of meaning - until one crucial day, when strange things start to happen on your commute to work and everything changes.
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (Oddworld Inhabitants, Today, $29.99) Along comes Stranger, a tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers and scoundrels and return them to civilized townships for incarceration. But Stranger is keeping a secret and needs expensive surgery to survive. In his quest to earn enough Moolah, Stranger reluctantly accepts the ultimate bounty from the owner of the Mongo River and suddenly his adventure takes a very different turn.
198X (Hi-Bit Studios, Today, $9.99) Welcome to Suburbia, just outside the City, sometime in 198X. This is the journey of Kid, a teenager stuck between the limitations of innocent youth and the obligations of inevitable adulthood. The story unfolds when Kid discovers the local arcade – finding new worlds, and new meaning, in video games. For every visit to the arcade – every game uncovered, every move mastered, every demon defeated – Kid grows stronger. And the lines between reality and game start to blur... Read our 198X review.
Actual Sunlight (WZOGI, Tue 28th January, $10.00) “I know what you’re thinking: Why keep getting up, day in and day out, even though your life is going nowhere? ” Notorious: Widely considered to be one of the bleakest and best-written experiences in indie gaming, Actual Sunlight challenges you to confront the life of Evan Winter: An overweight, lonely and severely depressed young professional.
Arcade Archives Bells & Whistles (HAMSTER, Thu 16th January, $7.99) "Bells & Whistles" is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1991. Collect bells to receive all sorts of power-ups or powerful Charged Shots and use them to save Planet Mel from being invaded by the alien Iva.
Arcade Archives XX MISSION (HAMSTER, Thu 16th January, $7.99) XX Mission was produced by UPL in 1987. It's an overhead shmup.
Asemblance (Nilo Studios, Today, $7.99) Asemblance is a single-player, first-person, psychological thriller. You wake to find yourself trapped inside an experimental machine. A machine built to simulate memories. You have no idea how you got here... But to break the cycle, you must look into a past that you may not want to remember. An AI voice guides you. But can this voice be trusted?
Classic Snake Adventures (Crazysoft, Today, $8.95) A reboot of the classic retro game snake introduced in 1997. Remade with gorgeous hand-drawn 2d art and a 3d snake. The snake's mechanics are completely new. This 3d snake can bend, and change size and speed during game-play, something you won’t see in any other snake games.
Code Shifter (Arc System Works, Wed 29th January, $14.99) The story takes place in the development offices of a software company, ""Awesome Rainbow Corp"". Trouble arises just as you're gearing up to release the final version of the game! Many mysterious bugs are occurring, and time is running out!
Coffee Talk (Toge Productions, Wed 29th January, $12.99) Coffee Talk is a game about listening to people’s problems and helping them by serving up a warm drink out of the ingredients you have in stock. It is a game that depicts lives as humanly as possible, while having a cast that is more than just humans. Immerse yourself in the stories of alternative-Seattle inhabitants, ranging from a dramatic love story between an elf and a succubus, an alien trying to understand humans’ lives, and many others modern readers will find strongly echo the world around them.
Dual Brain Vol.2: Reflex (D-O, Today, $14.99) Rules are simple. Solve the problem within the time limit and aim for a high score. The high score in the game is registered in the online ranking. Compete for scores with players around the world.
Escape from Chernobyl (Atypical Games, Today, $9.99) Dive into the darkness and the dangers of the Chernobyl power plant in this continuation of the Radiation City adventure. Unravel the mystery left unsolved: find what happened to Lauren and the story of the nightmare at its source.
FoxyLand 2 (Ratalaika Games, Fri 24th January, $5.99) After a peaceful day looking for cherries, Foxy’s children were kidnapped by the mean Wolfie brothers. Now it’s up to Foxy and Jennie to rescue their children! Jump, leap,and wallkick to bypass enemies in order to reach the end of the stage to rescue Foxy’spuppers across the island.
Bibi & Tina at the horse farm (upjers, Wed 29th January, $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!
It came from space and ate our brains (All In! Games, Tue 28th January, $14.99) A merciless alien species that feeds on human brains (duh) has invaded the Earth. Who can stand up to them? You, obviously! Save the world—or at least yourself. Send aliens to oblivion in It Came From Space and Ate Our Brains—a unique top-down arcade shooter.
It's Raining Fists and Metal (Corvostudio di Amadei Marco, Mon 20th January, $6.99) Show your opponents what real Metal is! Fight your way to the top by blasting your opponents out of your altar of glory. Conquer the stage and win the praise of the crowd in this spectacular brawler game!
Jewel Wars (TOMCREATE, Today, $9.99) The year is 2039. . . All money is now collected and managed through an online network known as Gold Asset. This includes money generated through illegal and exploitative avenues. And so a plan was concocted to return that money to the world.
Just Glide (Cool Small Games, Today, $1.19) Remember the good ol'days of throwing your own paper plane into the air? Just Glide is just about that. Sit down, relax and enjoy your paper plane's flight. In Just Glide you control a small, brave paper airplane, making its way forward. Fly through air hoops, avoid incoming projectiles, push through rainy clouds and pierce through obstacles. The further you make it, the more challenging it gets!
Lumini (2Awesome Studio, Fri 24th January, $9.99) Having vanished without trace for thousands of years, an innocent race of creatures known as the Lumini have returned to their home world. Sadly, time has not been kind and the balance of the planet has shifted, turning the once gentle environment into a hostile landscape.
Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator (Ultimate Games, Mon 27th January, $6.99) Don't forget to expand your garage! Gather experience to become the best mechanic in town!
Music Racer (Sometimes You, Wed 29th January, $6.99) Rush along futuristic, neon tracks. Gather beats, catch the rhythm. The racetrack is created in real time based on the game's music tracks. The speed and mood of each run are determined by the compositions chosen. Obstacles and awards are generated from the music. Get into the rhythm and collect as many points as possible.
OmoTomO (Forever Entertainment, Today, $9.99) This game not only provides a relaxing experience with a zen garden environment, but also challenges players with a variety of puzzles, whilst experiencing the growth of the OmoTomO creature. OmoTomO is suited for new and experienced puzzle players, with its steadily rising difficulty.
Orn: The Tiny Forest Sprite (FIVE12 GAMES, Fri 24th January, $8.99) Beautiful levels and a lovable hero take the spotlight in Orn: The Tiny Forest Sprite, a puzzling platform adventure game. You play as Orn, a tiny forest sprite created by the ancients, the last hope to combat the darkness. Will the powers you gained along your journey help you defeat the darkness?
PuPaiPo Space Deluxe (BolHut, Today, $4.99) PuPaiPo Space is a colorful space shoot-em-up in which you travel from Stage to Stage in search of the legendary space pizza. Piloting your trusty spaceship, you will have to battle waves of opponents, dodge hundreds of bullets, pick sweet power ups and fight back!
Refreshing Sideways Puzzle Ghost Hammer (Undefined, Mon 20th January, $27.99) "Refreshing Sideways Puzzle Ghost Hammer" is puzzle game, you join Blocks with Hammer in. Let's challenge the mission with finding out the movements of Blocks falling sideways and down!
SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone (SEGA, Today, $7.99) An interplanetary monetary system collapses as its funds are mysteriously funneled towards the construction of a fortress in the Fantasy Zone. It's up to Opa-Opa to rescue the Fantasy Zone and find the culprit responsible!
SEGA AGES Shinobi (SEGA, Today, $7.99) Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi returns in this classic side-scrolling platformer. Utilize shurikens, throwing knives, and more to defeat the enemy and free the hostages. Need more time? Use the rewind feature to move back in time to make sure you’re using your best moves.
Sinless (Forever Entertainment, Today, $9.99) Sinless is a unique combination of a classic point and click and a visual novel with many references and inspirations from classics of the genre, such as Snatcher, or Rise of the Dragon. Add to that custom, in-house designed lighting and parallax effects, along with a dedicated awesome Soundtrack and original storyline, we hope you will enjoy your stay!
Sleep Attack (Bad Seed, Today, $6.99) Enjoy an amazing new TWIST in Tower Defense! You control the layout of the battlefield, and you decide the paths your enemies follow! Build and place powerful turrets to attack invading enemies. Then rotate the battlefield to force foes down your preferred path of destruction.
SpeedRunners (tinyBuild Games, Today, $14.99) In a city filled with superheroes, getting to crimes becomes a competition on its own. Fortunately, there are enough rockets, bombs, grappling hooks, spikes and other goodies lying around to make the competition fun and fast. Welcome to SpeedRunners! SpeedRunners is a 4-player competitive platformer with grappling hooks, power-ups, and interactive environments. Run, jump, swing around, fire rockets and grapple onto your opponents to knock them off screen!
Stories Untold (Devolver Digital, Thu 16th January, $9.99) “Stories Untold” is a narrative-driven experimental adventure game, that bends the genre into something completely unique. Combining a mix of classic text-adventure, point-and-click and more, 4 short stories are packaged together into a single mysterious anthology that has been described as “a fantastic, fascinating example of interactive visual storytelling”
Strike! Ten Pin Bowling (Today?) - it's a bowling game, lets wait for Nintendo's page to go live!
Super Tennis (Ultimate Games, Mon 27th January, $5.99) Simply tap in the right time to launch ball across the court! Fun quick matches awaits you in cities like Tokyo, Berlin, New York City and London. Unlock new characters to play and take part in various game modes. No this is not a port of the Super NES classic.
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Skybound Games, Tue 21st January, $14.99) When family is all you have left…how far will you go to protect it? After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier?
The Walking Dead: Season Two (Skybound Games, Tue 21st January, $14.99) The Walking Dead: Season Two, a five-part game series that continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf (HeroCraft, Today, $17.99) Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a turn-based tactical strategy in which you have to take command of the Space Wolves and join the battle against the wicked servants of Chaos and the sinister Necrons.
Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen Collector's Edition (Ocean Media, Thu 16th January, $19.99) You have a new assignment! Dive back to 13th century medieval Europe as Vatican's best secret agent! Rumors have it that inquisitor Augustine went out of his mind. He became obsessed by witch-hunting.
Without Escape (eastasiasoft, Thu 16th January, $4.99) Without Escape is a tribute to first-person graphic adventures of the early '90s with an interactive story told through pre-rendered background and full-motion video. Explore the confines of your own home as you flip between a mundane existence and a terrifying otherworld.
Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest (Ultimate Games, Fri 24th January, $16.99) Planar Conquest is a 4X strategy game inspired by Master of Magic. Created to ensure this amazing playability of games from the past, but wrapped in a modern package. "Explore, Develop, Use, Exterminate" - these four words provide the game with fun and challenge.
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!