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!
Dead Or School (Studio Nanafushi, Fri 13th March, $29.99) Join Hisako's fight for survival against the zombie infestation overrunning Tokyo and defend her right to a normal school life in this fast-paced 2.5D adventure.
Overpass (Bigben Interactive, Tue 17th March, $54.99) In OVERPASS™, the scree slopes, steep inclines, tree trunks and bogs present as much of an obstacle to victory as other drivers. At the controls of powerful buggies and quads from major manufacturers, such as Yamaha, Polaris, Arctic Cat and Suzuki, venture off into extreme off-road environments and challenge yourself on the game's highly technical tracks. Cope with vehicle damage, and negotiate the many natural and artificial obstacles in your way to achieve the best time possible. Pure speed is not the name of the game; you'll need to master the realistic terrain physics and unique characteristics of the game's vehicles. Carefully select your UTV or ATV, plot your route intelligently, and manage your acceleration and the various differential and drivetrain options to dominate in local and online competitions. Read our Overpass review.
My Hero One's Justice 2 (Bandai Namco Games, Fri 13th March, $59.99) The Fight for Justice gets Bigger, Badder, and More Quirkier! The battle for justice continues, but this time the fight gets bigger, badder, and more quirkier in MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2. Based on the hit anime series, all of your favorite characters return in this 3D arena fighter that pits heroes and villains in the ultimate test for righteousness.
R.B.I. Baseball 20 (MLB Advanced Media, Tue 17th March, $29.99) Legends. Start. Here. Unleash greatness with your MLB crew in R. B. I. Baseball 20. R. B. I. 20 redefines arcade baseball action with major advancements & improvements. All-New Controls: Choose pitch types based on real pitcher data, power up to swing for the fences or play it safe for contact & streamlined base running controls Pitcher’s Perspective: Brand new broadcast-inspired Pitching Camera gives you a new perspective when delivering pitches.
La-Mulana (NIS America, Tue 17th March, $14.99) Your destiny awaits in La-Mulana! Take control of archaeologist Lemeza Kosugi and navigate through puzzles, traps, and deadly Guardians in order to claim the Secret Treasure of Life. You'll need sharp wits, quick reflexes, and most importantly, all the courage you can muster. Will you succeed in unraveling the secrets of La-Mulana, or will you fall victim to the dangers that surround you?
La-Mulana 2 (NIS America, Tue 17th March, $24.99) Renowned archaeologist Lemeza Kosugi has gone missing, and only his daughter Lumisa can find him! Enter Eg-Lana, an upside-down version of the legendary ruins of La-Mulana. Think fast, act fast, and whip hard in order to overcome dangerous traps and elaborate puzzles in your quest to uncover unfathomable secrets. What will you find at the end of your journey: triumph, or defeat?
A Street Cat's Tale (Today, $7.99) The tale of a kitten who has lost its mother is coming to Nintendo Switch! It's up to you to help this poor, lost kitten survive until it's old enough to take care of itself. - Hungry Kitty The defenseless kitten is always hungry, and you'll have to scour the town for food to keep it from starving.
Alder's Blood (No Gravity Games, Fri 13th March, $19.99) Stealth, ambush-based combat. Try to outsmart and outwit all the horrifying creatures you’ll be facing, as they are way stronger and you don’t stand a chance in a direct assault. A grim world plunged in half-darkness. In this world, our god has finally turned his back on us and his corrupt presence can change the intensity of the battlefield.
Arcade Archives KIKI KAIKAI (Hamster, Today, $7.99) "KIKI KAIKAI" is an action game released by TAITO in 1986. Player will control Sayo - a young Shinto shrine maiden - in fighting against monsters in order to save the kidnapped Seven Lucky Gods. This title includes both the Japanese version and the overseas version, so enjoy the difference between the 2 versions.
Brotherhood United (Silesia Games, Today, $8.99) When the time of crisis comes and one of your friends is captured, you gotta stand your ground and fight for your partners. When someone messes with the brotherhood, you make sure they pay for that, no matter what. Pick your guns and blast your way through hordes of enemies on this run and gun game as a member of the Brotherhood who leaves no friend behind.
Deep Diving Adventures (Jujubee, Mon 16th March, $19.99) Deep Diving Adventures will enable you to experience what it takes to be a modern diver. With relaxing exploration, you will discover the uncharted waters of the world while carefully monitoring your oxygen level and decompression. Gather forsaken relics, visit sunken vessels, discover unknown species and be rewarded by Professor Adams for your findings. Each submerge gives you the opportunity to uncover mysteries that would prefer to remain forever forgotten, such as the lost city of Atlantis.
Explosive Jake (Sometimes You, Wed 18th March, $4.99) Explosive Jake - classic arcade game. Not only humans afraid of dark and deep dungeons. Our hero - a little skeleton with unhealthy crave of explosions, which trying to escape from dangerous castle dungeons. Help him to avoid enemies and explode the way out. What do we have here? 40 levels of. . . Dynamite Explosions Vile knights Cute skeletons Charming rats Deadly traps And even more dynamite and explosions!
Half Past Fate (Way Down Deep, Today, $19.99) Half Past Fate is a rom-com adventure with a charismatic 3D art-style. Follow the journey of 6 ordinary people who found each other in extraordinary ways. From eight hours to eight years, this time-jumping saga will change the way you feel about fate forever.
Hidden in Plain Sight (Adam Spragg Games, Today, $5.99) Hidden in Plain Sight is a set of local multiplayer (2-4 players) game modes that share a common theme: trying to accomplish goals without drawing attention to yourself. In each game mode, players control characters in a sea of identical NPCs. Players are given a task, but also the means to eliminate each other from the game. The goal is to blend in with the NPCs, accomplish the task at hand, and take out other players before they get you.
inbento (7Levels, Today, $4.99) Experience a calming, wordless story about cats and parenthood by solving adorable puzzles in inbento. Relax, tease your brain, and prepare tasty bento dishes. Arrange them in an elaborate lunchbox while sticking to the recipe shown on screen. Complete over 100 fun puzzles, aesthetically served with traditional boiled rice. Immerse yourself in a silent tale about a cute family of felines and enjoy the tranquil soundtrack. Master the mechanics, follow the hand-crafted recipes, and beat all the bonus stages in this culinary logic game. Life of a modern cat can be stressful. Why don't you PAWS for a second and relax with a few rounds of inbento?
Jump, Step, Step (Hidden Trap, Fri 13th March, $4.99) Jump Step Step is a gorgeous and funny programming game with bonsai trees, a crazy robot and a broken rocket. Bob is short-circuited and goes mental. Please send him a series of moves to guide him back to his ship. Without your help Bob will probably tell himself to step on a spike and die.
Knight Swap (QUByte Interactive, Tue 17th March, $0.99) The goal in each level is to move the white knights to where the black knights are placed (and vice versa) using the features of the board. One simple goal, taken to a completely new level of complexity and originality. 100 hand-crafted levels with increasing complexity. Originally designed concept for the board, including partial and complete rotations, trigger buttons, teleportation tiles, and movable parts; Extremely easy to learn and extremely complex to master.
Mystic Vale (Nomad Games, Today, $21.99) Get ready for an all-new deck-building experience in Mystic Vale, as you use the the innovate Card Crafting System to improve your cards to create a diverse and effective deck. In Mystic Vale, cards combine in a variety of different ways to create powerful combos. Each turn you can purchase upgrades to your existing cards, making them stronger as the game goes on. Push extra cards onto your field to gain more resources, at the risk of ending your turn early. The player who scores the most victory points wins!
Neon City Riders (Bromio, Today, $19.99) Looking for a a 2D action-adventure mixed with super-powered urban gangs in a post-cyberpunk neon scenario? Well, if you do, Neon City Riders is right for you! Take on the role of Rick, a masked vigilante who needs to explore the decaying futuristic Neon City in search of items, superpowers and companions to free the turfs from the four super-powered gangs claws!
NinNinDays (qureate, Today, $7.99) In this romantic adventure game set in Akihabara, you'll laugh and you'll cry over the entertaining lifetyle of a slightly erotic female ninja and the main character's cohabitation! "Known only as ""Ninja"", these mysterious mercenaries have worked in the shadows of history from ages past.
Poly Puzzle (Forever Entertainment) Show everyone, who is the best in polygon shape games and collect all unique pictures in the one poly artbook! This poly art game is among challenging and relaxing games at the same time.
Rack N Ruin (Secret Item Games, Fri 13th March, $12.99) Join Rack on an epic adventure across a world filled with magic and wonder. Then watch in astonishment as Rack befouls, corrupts, slaughters, and brings about a general air of misfortune to everything and everyone he confronts. Chaos reigns in this top-down action adventure rpg that's infused with the intensity of a classic shoot 'em up.
Rainbows, toilets & unicorns (Fantastico Studio, Fri 13th March, $6.99) Fed up with the world and exhausted by the hot weather – thank you climate change! – you resort to your last hope: your favourite unicorn flavoured ice cream (the recipe? A mystery wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma). All of a sudden, you are struck by the urge to visit a bathroom (is the ice cream involved? We’ll never know), and the only option to avoid pooping yourself is the chemical toilet down the street. Thus began a bad trip in which you will have to face your greatest fears in a fight to the last splash.
Roundguard (Fri 13th March, $19.99) "A bouncy, cartwheeling cascade of heroes and treasure", this game has players pinging themselves around monster-infested rooms in an attempt to reach the bottom of dungeons. You only have one life, so you’ll need to learn how to navigate the dungeon’s hazards, master your hero’s skills, and make the correct strategic choices as you play.
Stela (Undefined, Fri 13th March, $19.99) Stela is a cinematic, atmospheric platformer about a young woman witnessing the final days of a mysterious ancient world. Overcome daunting challenges, treacherous terrain, and gargantuan beasts while traversing a decaying land. Manipulate the environment to solve elaborate puzzles and creep past dangerous creatures under cover of muted landscapes, all set to an original soundtrack. Survive sweeping environments including mysterious towns, haunting forests, and massive subterranean ruins brought to life in an atmospheric experience.
Super Bit Blaster XL (Nickervision Studios, Mon 16th March, $3.99) Your ship can not stop moving; so you must turn and use your boost/brake to keep from crashing into an ever increasing amount of enemies and obstacles Your ship is always shooting, so make sure to pick up more ammo and the wide variety of awesome power ups, pick ups and boosts to help you survive longer Get the highest score you can while collecting coins to buy more ships that are faster, shoot faster, or have more shields Features: A throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80's. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot 'em up!
Super Destronaut: Land Wars (Ratalaika Games, Fri 13th March, $4.99) It’s time for a new point of view to the classic arcade shooter experience! In Super Destronaut Land Wars, it’s up to you take shoot down enemies and collect points to move on to the next level! Inspired by arcade classics, this new arcade experience mixes a first-person viewpoint with classic invader style shooting. Together, this unique mashup will test your skills across 30 different challenges! For a change of pace try arcade mode which mixes different playstyles like combo breaker and snail mode!
Syder Reloaded (Studio Evil, Fri 13th March, $11.99) OLD-SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, REMASTERED Syder Reloaded is an overcharged and furious side-scrolling hybrid shoot 'em up. Jump back to the '90s when bulky tech was cool and games were all about skills and high scores. Syder Reloaded is a remastered and enhanced edition of Syder Arcade (2012).
Talisman: Digital Edition (Nomad Games, Mon 9th March, $19.99) Welcome to the world of Talisman. A land filled with perilous Quests, Enemies and challenges. But with it brings an adventure you'll never forget. The officially licensed digital adaptation of the classic fantasy adventure board game. Adventure around the Talisman board, encountering deadly monsters, mysterious strangers and magical items. Battle up to 5 friends locally or online, with a hot-seat mode if you want to pass and play.
This Strange Realm Of Mine (Doomster , Mon 16th March, $12.99) This Strange Realm Of Mine is a First Person Shooter mixed with Poetry and Psychological Horror. In REALM you explore your afterlife. On your quest you'll find characters in different situations, with their problems and thoughts on life. You can invite them to your tavern, a safe-haven in the midst of all the chaos. You'll also meet Ulrich, a spiritual guide who'll take you through your experience as a lost soul. You'll come across monstrous beings who are eager to put their teeth in you. There are several ways to rid yourself of them, ranging from guns to melee weapons. Be ready to get your hands dirty and watch the blood drip slowly from the roof and walls.
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Trancelation (Baltoro Games, Fri 13th March, $9.99) Transcelation is a flashy abstract action game that will expand your language skills and vocabulary while you navigate colorful, ever-changing worlds to the sound of rousing electronic beats. The game is a combination of a classic arcade feel and gamified learning techniques - it makes mastering new words feel like going out clubbing and staying in to play video games at the same time. You won’t even notice you’re learning!
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Yoga Master (My World, Fri 13th March, $24.99) Thanks to the collaboration of international professional yoga coaches, Yoga Master is the first wellness game of its kind built entirely in 3D and designed by experts to help you reach the perfect balance between mind and body. With a wide range of programs, lessons and more than 150 poses from classic to urban yoga, you'll be mentored by a coach who will accurately show you exercises step by step, performing them with you. Relax in breathtaking and completely customizable environments, choose your favorite programs or make your own and free your mind with yoga breathing exercises.
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Island Excursion Invite Event – Fans can prepare for the release of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch system with the newly added Island Excursion Invite event in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game for smartphone devices. From now until April 1 at 10:59 p.m. PT, players can get an early taste of that relaxing island lifestyle with special in-game events themed after Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Participate in Nook Inc.’s Fishing Tourney to earn in-game rewards for your campsite, catch some crawly critters featured in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and craft stylish island-themed wall and flooring décor, among many fun themed activities.
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!