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!
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Capcom, Tue 25th February, $29.99) Pre-order the game and receive the following bonus: Mega Man Zero/ZX Reploid Remixes Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. In addition to the original games, Casual Scenario Mode and a Save-Assist feature are available for those who would like to enjoy the story at their own pace. Players can also try their hand at the new leaderboard-based Z Chaser Mode, an exclusive new mode created just for this set of games.
Rune Factory 4 Special (Marvelous AQL, Tue 25th February, $39.99) Pre-purchase Rune Factory 4 Special on Nintendo eShop and receive the "Swimsuit Day" DLC, an exclusive Order that allows you to change the marriage candidates' default outfits to swimsuits! Welcome to Selphia, a region ruled by the Native Dragon Ventuswill. . . and you! Start an exciting new life in the village and embark on a grand adventure!
Samurai Shodown (SNK, Tue 25th February, $49.99) SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay!
Two Point Hospital (SEGA, Tue 25th February, $39.99) BUILD, CURE and IMPROVE! Design stunning hospitals, decorate them as you like, cure very unusual illnesses and manage troublesome staff as you spread your budding healthcare organisation across Two Point County. Two Point Hospital includes two DLC - "Bigfoot" and "Pebberley Island" Design and build your own hospital Build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as you design the most beautiful – or functional – healthcare operation in the whole of Two Point County.
One Finger Death Punch 2 (Silver Dollar Games, Wed 26th February, $8.99) Simplicity to perfection. To be played in bursts. By design, there is no story. Only crazy kung-fu. You're surrounded, outnumbered and have to use any weapon you can get your hands on to dismantle your opponents in a flurry of kung fu. That's the essence of OFDP2, the world's fastest brawler.
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (Capcom, Today, $19.99) Set before the events of the original Devil May Cry, this action classic sees Dante facing off against his twin brother, Vergil, who has designs on unlocking a gate to the demonic realm, to which Dante himself holds the key. . . Featuring selectable combat styles such as Swordmaster and Gunslinger, Devil May Cry 3 brings an extra level of strategy to the series' renowned stylish gameplay. This edition includes all of the Special Edition content, including the ability to play as Vergil, and even includes extra bonus features exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.
A Sound Plan (Studio Kumiho, Today, $4.99) Ever wanted to feed your friends to zombies, but the pesky law is in your way? Well, want no longer, welcome to A Sound Plan. A Sound Plan is a local competitive arena game about using sound to manipulate zombies into attacking your friends, or enemies, we don't judge. Kill your foes in one of two ways: bash their skulls in with rocks (always fun), or lure zombies into them using sounds generated by throwing rocks into walls or other people. Be violent, be passive, we don't care, just take each other out!
Arcade Archives SASUKE VS COMMANDER (HAMSTER, Thu 13th February, $7.99) "SASUKE VS COMMANDER" is a shooting game released by SNK in 1980. Become the ninja Sasuke and take down enemy ninjas who are after the shogun's life. Ninja bosses attack with various ninjutsu, so calmly assess their patterns and strike back!
Arcade Fuzz (QUByte Interactive, Tue 25th February, $1.99) TTV3 is fast-paced maze wanderer minigame with procedural maps and audio, with original gameplay and aesthetics. WARPZONE DRIFTER is a physics-based drifting minigame. Moving tentacles, limited time, procedural levels and the inability to break are elements of the challenge. Put your reflexes to the test with these games of the Brazilian underground indie game development scene.
Blood Breed (Cool Small Games, Fri 21st February, $5.99) Blood Breed is a brutal, retro-styled survival horror with challenging gameplay and mature visuals (nudity can be toggled on and off in the game menu). In this stylish game, you will fight for your life and explore hand-crafted-like environments. Your car breaks down in a mysterious area, full of horrific human remains, and you're left to face a murderous maniac who is hunting you down. As you dive deeper into the story, you begin to discover the twisted and paranormal meaning to it all. . . Will you survive to see the light of day again?
Blood will be Spilled (Attu Games, Today, $14.99) You follow the story of Jack - a mosquito bounty hunter, on his path of revenge. Soon however, he finds himself neck-deep in a vicious scheme that is far more than he bargained for. Heavily outgunned and outnumbered, Jack will need help from a few rather unusual allies to even the odds. In the land with no laws, from deserted anthills and dusty mines, through badland battlefields to treacherous swamps, he's on a hunt for the Calaveras gang. And they are wanted alive. . . or dead.
Brief Battles (Juicy Cupcake, Fri 21st February, $14.99) Brief Battles brings butt-em-up action to your screen in a party game with a cheeky twist: It's all about the undies! Start hilarious battles with nothing but your buns to slam and squish those in your sights. Scramble to grab super-powered undies to embrace the power of the butt and gain an underwear-fueled edge over your friends, as you strive to prove who has the mightiest buns. Read our Brief Battles review.
Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator (PQube, Fri 21st February, $19.99) In the year 3716, humanity lives under constant risk of ruin from a colossal alien threat known as “GIGANT”. Fleeing its destruction, a mysterious young girl arrives on ARK-3, a magnificent city built in the sky. Ciel Fledge is a game about raising an adopted daughter in a future world that still has hope.
Corridor Z (Mass Creation, Today, $7.99) Ordinary high school, zombie outbreak and the bunch of survivors in a run for life. This time you don't 'face' the obstacles, but the actual pursuit. Don't let the zombies catch you up, throw them the obstacles and aim for the head before they take the first bite. In the meantime find the lost recordings of the audio log and reveal where did the infection come from in your small town.
Dark Tower: RPG Dungeon Puzzle (Fri 21st February, $5.00) Dark Tower is a brutal permadeath game. A deadly tower rooms of death exploration game where your every move is critical. Puzzle your way to the very top of the tower by unlocking doors with a brutally limited number of keys. Face dangerous enemies such as goblins, skeletons, mages, vampires, and more!
Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle (Arc System Works, Today, $39.99) We're proud to present you this compilation of 18 titles from the Double Dragon and Kunio-kun series. Among the 15 Kunio-kun titles, 11 of these had not been released in North America yet! All the in-game text has been translated in English. Choose between playing the "original version" or the "quality up version", where the mechanics and the game commands have been improved!
Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac (La Poule Noire, Wed 26th February, $18.99) You are eccentric outcast Edgar, living in the woods with your chicken and beloved squash crops. Unfortunately, a sudden disaster forces you out of your shack and towards the bright lights of the big city, Boulzac, where an 800 year old fire rages beneath the surface, and weird things are afoot. Explore a strange and comic universe, meeting its unhinged (and unforgettable) inhabitants and discovering ancient secrets. Unveil the surreal conspiracy holding Boulzac together. Trek above and below the light city. Enjoy whip-smart dialogue, surreal adventures and satire. Equal parts whimsical and dark: you’ve not met a cosmic horror like this before.
Ego Protocol: Remastered (No Gravity Games, Fri 21st February, $4.99) Guiding your humanoid character to safety is not easy, and to create a safe passage through the abandoned orbital station, cunning strategy and quick reflexes is required. In order to overcome enemies and obstacles, and to reach the end of each level, you can jump, shoot and manipulate the world. Enemy robots will stand in your way, as will sentry guns, mines, trap doors and many other deadly hazards. Suitable to players of all ages and experience levels, prepare yourself for an exciting gameplay experience packed full of fun.
Fishing Adventure (Ultimate Games, Fri 21st February, $9.99) Main Features: Over 30 species of fish, 7 large locations inspired by real places in the world, Interesting quests, Tournaments, Daily records and rewards, Real fishing equipment, The realistic and relaxing sound, Advanced graphics settings for older computers.
Fred3ric (Forever Entertainment, Today, $9.99) Frederic is back. . . Although the previous battle ended with a victory, the evil is again present. Zeitgeist*, the wicked, cybernetic, quintessence of absolute evil, has a plan. Evil plan to throw Frederic into the vortex of time while taking away everything that is most valuable to him. Zeitgeist is not alone. Frederic will have to face the infected, steel-bound great composers of bygone times. Skills and piano are the only things our hero has left - is this enough this time?
Go All Out! (Forever Entertainment, Thu 13th February, $12.99) When you're fighting, be sure to Go All Out! Be the last man standing in this intense and action packed platform fighter. Unique characters, tons of unlockables like skins, equipments or win poses. Different tactics, skills and ways of fighting. It's not for glory, it's not for satisfaction, it's not just to find the strongest warrior of all - true power lies in cooperation and being able to fight together.
Hayfever (Zordix, Tue 25th February, $14.99) Help Thomas the Allergic Mailman gather all his lost letters in this challenging and unique 2D platformer! In Hayfever, the player takes control of Thomas – a young postman with a strong work ethic. There is just one tiny little issue… Thomas suffers from terrible (and we mean TERRIBLE) allergies. It is up to the player to use Thomas’s allergies to help him traverse a dangerous world, turning his weaknesses into strengths!
King Lucas (Hidden Trap, Fri 21st February, $4.99) After an incident King Lucas had with the Witch of Sausan, the Queen left him and remarried in an adjacent kingdom, and now his daughters are the only ones left at his side. Due to his love for them, each and every time they get lost in the castle, he moves heaven and earth to get them back and he only resorts to the most intrepid knights in order to find them. Will you be one of those knights?
Knightin'+ (Fri 21st February, $5.99) Join brave Sir Lootalot on his epic quest in this little adventure. Explore and fight your way through the four dangerous dungeons filled with dangerous traps, devious puzzles and magical artifacts. Survive all four dungeons by unlocking new abilities and items that can help Sir Lootalot conquer his enemies. Knightin'+ is a classic adventure game inspired by many of the amazing masterpieces from 90s.
Last Encounter (Silesia Games, Fri 21st February, $14.99) Last Encounter is a twin-stick action roguelite in deep space following a group of heroes trying to prevent the unavoidable by cloning their ships and designing their weapons with swappable components. Advanced technology lets you and your friends clone your avatars so death is not the end. Teleport into new sectors of space, discovering the ever-changing, procedurally generated layouts and hazards filled with strange beings and alien environments.
Lines XL (Nestor Yavorskyy, Today, $1.99) Lines XL - beautiful Numberlink-based puzzle game involving finding paths to connect colored tiles in a grid. Lines XL - final game in Lines (X, Infinite, XL) series. 500 brain-teasing Numberlink puzzles Beautiful abstract visuals More than 10 color themes Ambient relaxing soundtracks
MathLand (Artax Games, Mon 24th February, $5.99) An evil pirate, Max, has stolen the sacred gems and has cursed the islands filling them with obstacles and traps. Help Ray, our pirate, find the gems and restore the natural order of things. Navigate your ship through the seas to get them, but remember: you will need a spyglass to discover new islands. Solve fun math games to get them: addition, subtraction, numbering, multiplication tables, and division. The islanders need you!
Oddmar (MobGe, Today, $9.99) Oddmar struggles with life in his village and is not worthy of a place in Valhalla. He is shunned by his fellow Vikings and must redeem himself of his squandered potential. One day he is offered an opportunity to prove himself, but at a price. . . IMMERSE yourself in an epic Viking story animated as a motion comic.
Otherworldly (Ultimate Games, Fri 21st February, $6.99) In Otherworldly your objective is to search maze for gold. But be careful, because dangerous monsters lurks in the shadows as well. Use your dexterity to avoid being caught! Find gold, hide in the dark and proceed to the exit. Atmospheric, horror-like game in which your aim to find gold in the labyrinth. Avoid traps, monsters and try to escape with legendary treasures.
Project Starship (eastasiasoft, Fri 14th February, $4.99) Take the role of Garret or Gwen, pilots charged with saving their world from an ancient evil. Evade, adapt and survive randomly generated challenges that are never the same twice. Take down gods and demons alike in unpredictable bullet hell shoot 'em up action, and dive deeper to confront the hidden eye that watches over all!
SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2 (SEGA, Today, $7.99) Stack and chain your Puyo combos to negate the Garbage puyos sent by your opponent. Swap between Single Puyo Puyo, Double Puyo Puyo, and Endless Puyo Puyo game modes for more Puyo fun.
Speed Dating for Ghosts (Laundry Bear Games, Fri 14th February, $6.99) Have you ever wanted to have deep, meaningful conversations with a smoldering poltergeist who terrorizes rich men in Vegas? How about a ghost dog looking for his owner? Or maybe you'd rather rob a bank? Ghosts are into all sorts of things. Part horror, part comedy, and kinda sorta heartbreaking, Speed Dating for Ghosts is a game like no other about finding companionship and closure in the afterlife. Meet more than a dozen ghosts of oh so many backgrounds, genders, and time periods. Learn how they died, as well as how they lived, then help them find peace. . . if they like you enough to open up first.
Sudoku Relax 4 Winter Snow (G-mode, Today, $5.00) Let your mind take a break and refresh itself to the mind-soothing effects of Sudoku Relax 4. The popular "Sudoku Relax" title is coming out with a sequel, "Sudoku Relax 4". You can enjoy the effect of soft and warm snow in new "Sudoku Relax".
The Unholy Society (CAT-astrophe Games, Tue 25th February, $9.99) The Unholy Society, a quirky 2D adventure game mixed with action elements, is inspired by '80s and '90s movies, comic books, as well as everything else that fits into the categories of "iconic" and "pop culture". The world as we know is about to change - the united forces of demons, gods, and monsters prepare for another deadly attempt to eradicate "the big guys" and change the religious status quo. And, just perhaps, to drink lots of tea and discuss art in the meantime.
Tower of Babel - no mercy (DNA Studios, Fri 21st February, $9.99) Who, as a child, didn't enjoy smashing his brother's or sister's carefully built tower? Tower of Babel is a multiplayer physics-based tower building game. You and your friends will have to build a tower together. But beware! Who makes the tower collapse loses the game. Build with caution then cast magic spells to scupper your friends moves!
Ubermosh:omega (QUByte Interactive, Fri 21st February, $4.99) The retro-hardcore topdown masterpiece was carefully crafted during 5 years of community feedback, carrying over 4k sprites, tribal drums, fuzzed guitars and flawless gameplay. The players can choose a Saint, tune it to fit their gameplay style and try to survive a gun-filled pit where you can cut bullets with swords, unleash havoc with psionic powers, and evade hells of projectiles.
Uncharted Tides: Port Royal (Artifex Mundi, Today, $14.99) Dead men tell no tales! And tales about an infamous ship - The Cursed Rose - probably cost renowned sailor Mason Owens his life. As his daughter you can do only one thing - find the damned ship and learn your father's fate.
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] (PQube, Today, $39.99) Rule the Night! Control a deeper, darker fighting experience than ever before. Battle with 21 unique characters, including the all-new Londrekia with his original moves, story, stage, and music. Master devastating new combos and dazzling special attacks in online, arcade, story, and training modes. Command combatants with different brawling techniques showcasing over 12,000 stunning frames of animation. Perfect your style with nearly 1000 character balance adjustments.
Vasilis (Sometimes You, Wed 26th February, $4.99) Vasilis, the main character, has lost her husband Peter in the rebellious city center. The city has plunged into chaos by constant riots, and almost every day something is burned or someone is killed. Having been abandoned by the government, the center is now dominated by local workers and students, who were able to build four towers that bring life back to those that have died. Vasilis is a game which focuses on characters and story. It is divided into five chapters in which the player will deal with riots, cults, and cruel war events. The game is inspired by Ukrainian political events from 2014.
Vitamin Connection (Limited Run Games, Today, $19.99) Prepare for a huge dose of fun in a microscopic world — either solo or together with a partner! Step into the roles of Vita-Boy & Mina-Girl, co-piloting the Capsule Ship to wipe out vile pathogens from within the body of a host. Using innovative controls, you’ll zap down foes with your Vitamin Beam, brandish the ship's handy claw module, and twist and turn through colorful, maze-like environments to save the members of the Sable family — including the dog! — from an assortment of hazardous and increasingly wacky predicaments.
Wii U eShop
Space Hunted: The Lost Levels (Ultra Dolphin Revolution, 13th Feb, $3.99) You are Jade Hunter, an intergalactic treasure hunter. While traveling past an uncharted planet, your ship was shot down. Now Jade is an intruder, an alien, on this uncharted planet, and is being hunted down. Your mission is to survive and escape the planet!
Nintendo Switch Online NES and SNES Game Additions
Shadow of the Ninja – In the midst of disorder and oppression, two shadow warriors rise to the people’s cry for help. Choose to play as one of two ninja masters from the Iga clan as they infiltrate enemy front lines. Master tactics of stealth as you acquire additional weapons and power-ups in order to overthrow an evil emperor and destroy his wicked empire, solo or with a friend. Shadow of the Ninja is available now.
Eliminator Boat Duel – In this powerboat racing game, get behind the wheel of one of the fastest machines on the water to earn boatloads of in-game cash. Drivers earn thousands of dollars for competing, and you’ll use your winnings to repair and upgrade your boat to push your competitive edge to its maximum. A little aggression goes a long way – just try not to get sunk yourself, or you’ll be swimming back to dry land. Eliminator Boat Duel is available now.
Pop’n TwinBee – The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in a cute, poppy setting. TwinBee and WinBee hear that the great Dr. Murdock has lost his wits, so they set off to return him to his normal self. This game was originally released in Japan and Europe in 1993, but this will be its first release in the U.S. Pop’n TwinBee is available now. Read our Pop'n TwinBee review.
Smash Tennis – In Smash Tennis, the controls may be simple, but there’s plenty of room for skill! With strong shots, weak shots, lobs and eight different court types, you can develop all sorts of approaches, unlocking the deep strategies of tennis. This game was originally released in Japan in 1993 and Europe in 1994, but this will be its first release in the U.S. Smash Tennis is available now. Read our Smash Tennis review.
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!