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!
Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope – Enjoy the original standalone adventure that launched Shovel Knight on his quest to discover the true meaning of shovel justice. Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope is a sweeping, classic action-adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It’s a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small warrior with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved.
Later Daters (Bloom Digital, Today, $7.99) You’re the newest resident at Ye OLDE retirement community, where you’ll meet a cast of sexy seniors who are all dying (not literally) to meet you. It’s a lot like summer camp, but with orthopedic shoes, bridge clubs, and more jell-o.
Arcade Archives PLUS ALPHA - PLUS ALPHA is a shooting game released by JALECO in 1989. To rescue the 7 kingdoms from tyranny, the warrior girls SELIA and RUMY set out in their fighter ships. Each of the 3 types of fighter ships has their own unique attacks, so you can switch between them as you battle in style
A Fold Apart (Lightning Rod, Fri 17th April, $19.99) Lightning Rod Games presents A Fold Apart: an award-winning puzzle game that explores the emotional rollercoaster of a long-distance relationship — in a world of folding paper! Featuring: - A relatable, true-to-life story of a long-distance relationship.
Billion Road (Acttil, Today, $39.99) The core objective in Billion Road is pretty straightforward—travel all across Japan and earn more money than anyone else. You earn money by landing on property squares with investment opportunities, like a sushi restaurant in Ginza or an animation goods store in Akihabara.
Blind Men (Ratalaika Games, Fri 17th April, $4.99) As the nephew of a retired super villain, there's nothing Keegan wants more than to become one himself — and what better way than to join the League of Evil? All he needs to do is commit a crime to complete his application.
Can Androids Pray:blue (aPriori Digital, Today, $6.99) A short story worthy of Bradbury and Asimov; with a sharp script, beautifully bleak visuals, and a soundtrack that ties it all together. Play this game. Then hug someone you love. God or not, death provides a warm blanket for us to fall asleep under. It doesn’t matter if androids can pray, as their reward will be the same as ours: leaving behind the turmoil of our world for the long sleep.
Car Trader Simulator (Ultimate Games, Mon 20th April, $8.99) Car Trader Simulator is divided into four main segments. The first one is bidding for damaged cars at auctions (there are about 10,000 different vehicles available) in order to get the best models at the lowest possible price. Then the player has to decide whether and to what extent to invest in the repairs of the purchased vehicle. Then it is up to them to advertise the product (without necessarily having to describe its actual technical condition) and sell it to the customer at the highest possible price.
Crash'n the Boys Street Challenge (Today, $4.99) Coming from the city of Springhill, Crash and his friends have chosen to take on Todd's sports challenge, but for the 5 entering teams, the trials aren't your usual athletic disciplines. Pole vault is used to jump between buildings rooftops, golf is played with a throwing hammer, the 400m hurdle allows your opponents anything to further hinder your performance!
Double Dragon (Arc System Works) In order to rescue your girlfriend "Marian," use your legendary fighting style "Sosetsuken" to make your way through the street thugs! Make good use of the new techniques you will unlock as you level up, and rescue Marian.
Double Dragon Ⅱ: The Revenge (Arc System Works, Today, $4.99) The Lee brothers are back to avenge the death of Marian at the hands of the Shadow Warriors! Fight your way through street gangs, ninjas, giant mutant fighters as well as spiked ceilings and mechas with sharp claws, by using the newly acquired "Hyper uppercut" or the "Flying knee kick"!
Double Dragon Ⅲ: The Sacred Stones (Arc System Works, Today, $4.99) The third episode and the most famous of the series. Travel around the world searching for the Marian and the Rosetta Stone, as both went missing! This time not only Billy and Jimmy are playable, as the strong opponents you defeat can rally your cause and become playable!
Finding Teddy 2: Definitive Edition (Storybird, Today, $9.99) A little girl enters a portal to a world of fantasy called Exidus attempting to save her favorite plush friend… In Exidus, King Tarant rules over his kingdom with the love of his subjects. But this harmony creates envy and hatred among the most malicious subjects.
Freakout: Calamity TV Show (JanduSoft, Fri 17th April, $9.99) Freakout: Calamity TV Show is a juicy Top-Down-Dual-Stick-Shooter inspired by old school arcade games and more recent Die & Retry shooters. In a disturbed dystopia filled with mutants and killing machines, you’re the star of a reality show which might get a bit too real.
Galaxy Warfighter (JoyBits, Today, $6.99) Taking its roots from the classic games in the shoot'em up genre, Galaxy Warfighter conveys the old ideas in a new way. Piloting your fighter ship, you have to fight hordes of enemies with unpredictable strategies and attack schemes.
Help Will Come Tomorrow (Klabater, Tue 21st April, $19.99) Game focuses on the survival of the characters: meeting their needs, gathering resources, expanding the camp, exploring surroundings. In order to win the player needs to learn the personality of the characters and work out relations between them, mitigating conflicts and taking care of the morale. Manage scarce resources and stay alive in the frosty wilderness of Siberia before help arrives.
Hyper Jam (Bit Dragon, Fri 17th April, $14.99) Hyper Jam is a fresh new arena brawler with a dynamic perk drafting system that makes each match different from the last. The hard-hitting fusion of lethal weapons, stackable perks, furious combat, and a killer synthwave soundtrack makes Hyper Jam a multiplayer experience that'll keep you coming back for more.
Indie Gems Bundle - Nonograms edition (Plug In Digital, Today, $16.99) Piczle Cross Adventure takes the classic nonogram logic-puzzle and turns it into something never before experienced in the genre: a story-driven, RPG-style 2D graphical adventure! Follow our heroes Score-chan, Gig and professor Matrix as they tackle their most daunting challenge yet.
ITTA (Armor Studios, Wed 22nd April, $14.99) ITTA is a bullet-hell adventure set in a world filled with monstrous bosses. When Itta wakes up and finds herself surrounded by her dead family, her only guide is a strange spirit that takes the form of the family cat who gifts her a glowing revolver for protection.
Kawaii Deathu Desu (eastasiasoft, Today, $4.99) In Kawaii Deathu Desu, supernatural beings find themselves incarnated as cute Japanese idols! Halfway between cute and terrifying, these hellish idols start a competition that spans the world with a singular goal; to decide who can claim the throne of the underworld.
LastFight (Piranaking, Sat 11th April, $19.99) LASTFIGHT is bringing 2v2 3D fighting back to your living room! Pick up any available object in one of the 8 stages and teach your opponents a lesson! Play in local multiplayer mode, for up to 4 players, or one-player story mode, with a cast of 10 characters inspired by the comic book LASTMAN. LASTFIGHT is the perfect game to play with friends on your couch. Each level has specific bonuses and objects to hurl at your opponent. Will you manage to resist the temptation of the ANITRANS to win? Read our LastFight review.
Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown (Pineapple Works, Mon 20th April, $19.99) Nostalgia strikes true with this 90s-inspired, old-school, western RPG dungeon crawler in which you command a party of up to seven characters! Its grid-and-90-degree-rotation-based movement system evokes the classics of dungeon crawler genre.
Lost Artifacts: Golden Island (8Floor Games, Today, $9.99) Claire and her team are in trouble again. Their airplane flew into a terrible storm and crashed on an uninhabited island in the middle of the ocean. When they woke up, our heroes went out in search of help. After wandering a while, Claire found a village of atlanteans and offered to help them get their homeland back and to teach the wicked ruler of the underwater world a lesson.
Make War (No Gravity Games, Today, $9.99) Build structures, command armies and deploy weapons of mass destruction.
MetaChampions (Octobox Interactive, Thu 2nd April) MetaChampions is a turn-based strategy game. Experience classic auto battler gameplay on Nintendo Switch! It's the best strategy battler! A strategy is key, but luck also plays a role! Create your elite formation from a roster of 45+ heroes and be the best player in 8 player online matches.
OMG Police - Car Chase TV Simulator (RedDeerGames, Mon 20th April, $4.99) This is an action game where you run away from the police while being part of Chase TV news. Choose one of two powerful locations: Los Angeles and Area 51 military base in Nevada (watch out for UFOs). Your task is to survive as long as possible, and while escaping you can collect hundreds of thousands of dollars, which are scattered around different locations.
Piczle Cross Adventure (Plug In Digital, Today, $9.99) Piczle Cross Adventure takes the classic nonogram logic-puzzle and turns it into something never before experienced in the genre: a story-driven, RPG-style 2D graphical adventure! Follow our heroes Score-chan, Gig and professor Matrix as they tackle their most daunting challenge yet.
Purrs In Heaven (EnjoyUp Games, Fri 17th April, $6.99) Fortunately, she has the chance to come back to life. Help the kitten pass all the tests and defeat the guardians, keepers of the 3 pieces of her soul. Do you accept the challenge?
Renegade (Arc System Works) Introduction Be the one to make all these lawless street gangs bite the dust! To preserve peace in the city, Mr. K. takes a stand against the street gangs! The amazing action game is back to life and you wouldn't believe this is 8-bit action.
River City Ransom (Arc System Works, Today, $4.99) Play as Alex and Ryan and cross River City to fight street gangs and save your girlfriend from the hands of a bad guy named "Slick". Improve your fighting experience by powering-up your characters in River City's shops, picking-up items for bonuses and using the trash bins and pipes you will find in its streets. Come and enjoy the original River City Ransom gameplay, that is still being praised nowadays!
Rover Wars (Sakari, Fri 17th April, $9.99) If you are up for a casual yet spicy cocktail of action and strategy, but not planning to spend hours learning how to play, then Rover Wars might just be your thing. You jump straight into the action with your little Rover to start building factories and hurting enemy units.
Save Your Nuts (Triple Scale Games, Today, $14.99) Crafty squirrels organize a tournament to challenge other animals in a physics-based competition for the ages. Make daring plays alongside your teammates, grab food power-ups, and tackle your opponents to steal their nuts in this wild multiplayer-focused party game!
Shadows (Ultimate Games, Mon 20th April, $7.99) In Shadows you take control of a person who just came to the hotel. As you leave your room, you quickly realize that something is really wrong. You need to conquer your fears and discover the truth hidden within the shadows.
Slain / Valfaris Big Sugar Bundle (Today, $39.99) Experience two of the most metal games ever made in this gore-drenched double-pack from Big Sugar and developer Steel Mantis. This bundle contains cult hit Slain: Back From Hell, and the critically acclaimed Valfaris. Slain: Back From Hell: A heavy metal inspired arcade combat game with stunning pixel art visuals, challenging old-school gameplay, and a brutal soundtrack.
Sniper (Sabec, Today, $9.99) Grab your sniper rifle and your silenced pistol and kill all the invading soldiers on the island! Sniper is a tactical first-person shooter game where the goal of the game is to kill all the invading soldiers without been seen and killed, so being stealthy is crucial to succeed.
Super Dodge Ball (Arc System Works) The untouched, original Super Dodge Ball for NES and its featured quality-up version are now available! This isn't your regular dodge ball, you can't just eliminate the whole team by hitting them with the ball; you'll need to reduce the opposing team's HP to zero to win the game! Play as the newly formed American team and take on the world challenge!
Super Pixel Racers (H2 Interactive, Today, $14.99) The game lets you hop straight into the driver’s seat, but advanced features let players customize their racing experience even further. Your winnings let you purchase new cars of individual driving quality and upgrade schemes, from a pixelated F500 to your very own 16-bit Lancer Evolution. As the game progresses, find out which car suits the different disciplines and yourself best.
TaniNani (WhyKev, Wed 22nd April, $4.99) TaniNani is a puzzle game where you move parts of the level around to help the characters find the crystal and each other. Explore a unique puzzle experience in your own pace, test your brain with optional challenges and unlock cute outfits for Tani & Nani.
The Casebook of Arkady Smith (Wobbly Tooth) An open-world investigation game set in a futuristic city. Take on the role of Arkady Smith, the famous investigator. Explore the vast city, search for hidden clues, solve fiendish puzzles and speak to elusive suspects. Can you uncover the mystery of each crime?
The Fox Awaits Me (Cosen, Today, $44.99) I was in a stupor, so I didn't know where I was, and I couldn't remember who I was. There was one bell on a bamboo branch that was ringing as it swayed in the wind. While still charmed by it, I took this somewhat strange bell and hung it from my neck.
Theme Park Simulator (BLG Publishing, Fri 17th April, $14.99) Do you like Theme Parks? Enjoy with a 100% pure simulator experience.
ZHED (Ground Control Studios, Today, $3.25) ZHED is an instant classic puzzle game. Based on a simple mechanic it builds onto increasingly complex puzzles that challenge you to a level you would not imagine. No timers, no clocks, no stars and no tricks, just pure puzzles for you to enjoy. It's the perfect brain-teaser that lets you train focus, concentration and memory.
Magicolors - You are a Wizard, who to perfect himself in the art of magic, begins a challenging journey. Using the power of your staff and the ability to solve puzzles, you will acquire the energy of rare crystals and unlock powerful spells. Are you ready to this journey?
while True: learn() - You’re a machine learning specialist who makes neural networks but your cat seems to be better at it. Now you must solve puzzles to build a cat-to-human translation system (who knows what else this cat is capable of!). Earn a fortune, buy kickass cat outfits and learn how machine learning really works!
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!