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!
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories (NIS America, Tue 7th April, $59.99) In the shadow of a massive earthquake, you must brave a destroyed city where your choices will determine who survives. Interact with realistic scenarios within a Japanese city devastated by an earthquake, including scenarios designed in collaboration with the Kobe City Fire Bureau. Evaluate each perilous situation and make decisions that will impact your own safety as well as that of others. Navigate a multitude of crises—from collapsing buildings to raging fires—in a city aplomb with peril.
Good Job! (Nintendo, Thu 26th March, $19.99) As the clumsy child of a CEO, you must climb the corporate ladder one office-themed puzzle at a time! Complete puzzles in multiple ways as you experiment with the interactive environments—a projector can be wheeled gently through an electric door…or catapulted through the wall. So toil (or tumble) your way to the top and make your father proud! Your job duties can vary from fixing the office’s internet connection to cleaning up experimental goo. You may bump into your coworkers or knock over a priceless item or two in the process, but as long as you get the job done you’re one step closer to the executive suite! True star employees can also replay stages to try to earn a higher score by maximizing speed while minimizing damages. Whether you’re playing alone or with a friend, Good Job! Read our Good Job! review.
Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche (WayForward, Wed 1st April, $7.99) Blast everything that moves in this genre-defying action extravaganza! Take control of Kebako, a cat-eared intergalactic bounty hunter, as she patrols the galaxies with her faithful companion Squiddie in search of ridiculous space criminals. Combining classic 2D shoot-'em-up gameplay and a hilarious story with weapons inspired by game genres such as puzzle, sports, platformer, rhythm, and RPG, this bombastic side-scrolling experience pushes the absurdity meter to its limits and beyond! Prepare for an action-shooter unlike anything you’ve ever played before. . . just watch out for salad!
Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike (Triangle Studios, Wed 8th April, $14.99) Convoy is a tactical roguelike inspired by Mad Max and FTL in which you cross a wasteland in search of parts for your broken ship. Presented in pixel art and set in a future post-apocalyptic setting, Convoy is a squad based tactical roguelike in its core. You travel with your combat vehicles and convoy across a wasteland to find parts needed to repair your broken spaceship. During your journey you will encounter strangers in randomized scenarios by picking up radio signals. Depending on the choices you make, signals can either lead to tactical combat, text based dialogue or chance based role-play.
Curious Expedition (Thunderful, Today, $14.99) Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century. Take the role of famous historical personalities and venture forth on expeditions to unexplored regions on a quest for fame, science and, of course, fortune! Don your pith helmet and khakis and make your way through a lush, procedurally generated world full of wonder and mystery. Curious Expedition draws inspiration from the enthusiastic curiosity that for centuries have driven the human species to the far corners of the earth. Take part in the glory and wonder, but also the horror and peril that is the constant companion of the explorer.
Drift Zone Arcade (Awesome Industries, Fri 3rd April, $19.99) Welcome to the world of drifting! The smell of burned rubber, the roar of 500 bhp engines and the style you have never seen before! Take part in two types of competition and win high cash prizes and reputation points needed to climb up the career ladder. Buy new cars, upgrade them and drive the wheels off them in diverse tracks.
Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition (Wed 8th April, $12.49) Create your own game master and RPG party, as they roleplay, explore distant planets in their imagination, fight weird aliens and save the galaxy in the era of dial-up internet and floppy disks! Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a turn-based RPG that takes the pen and paper games of your childhood and launches them into space. Set in the year 1999, a group of friends brave the perils of a strange new galaxy, armed with dice and unique skill sets. The player creates their own Game Master and builds a party to play through a number of weird and exciting campaigns, earning prestige and unlocking new skills along the way.
Grimvalor (Direlight, Tue 7th April, $12.99) Slice your way through the hordes of darkness and face King Valor's guardians as you delve deep into this darkvania! A malicious power stirs in the forgotten kingdom of Vallaris. Tasked with discovering the fate of its lost king, your quest quickly takes a sinister turn and you are cast into the abyss. Surrounded and outnumbered, you must grab your sword, steel your temper and fight your way through a land that does not welcome you. Except for the friendly merchant - he's grateful for your business.
Horror Bundle Vol. 1 (Digerati, Today, $30.49) One bundle, three very different horror experiences. This pack includes: Paranautical Activity Uncanny Valley Slain: Back from Hell.
HyperParasite (HoundPicked Games, Fri 3rd April, $17.99) Invading a grime encrusted dystopia straight out the eighties, you're the monster the authorities warned about. Dragging your bloody tentacles on the greasy asphalt, you snatch body after body. You are the HyperParasite; an evil alien with a bone to pick with humanity…just because it’s fun. Infesting the sickest corners of the most ass-kicking decade, you must fight your way to the top of the pop-cultural food chain, in order to push the Big Red Button and bring about the mushroom cloud of finality.
In Other Waters (Fellow Traveller, Fri 3rd April, $14.99) WINNER OF THE INDIECADE 2019 JURY PRIX AWARD - Play as an Artificial Intelligence guiding a stranded xenobiologist through a beautiful and mysterious alien ocean. A non-violent sci-fi story, enter a world of wonder, fear and vulnerability, unraveling the history and ecology of an impossible planet. What will you discover together?
Junk Jack (Pixbits, Today, $14.99) Travel in procedural planets full of content to discover, monsters to combat, crafts to learn and loot to equip or simply proudly display in your home. Enjoy the charming experience focused on building and improving your home. Tame and breed creatures, cook foods, collect animal companions, farm exotic plants, collect fish, grow flowers, play with your friends! All of this is possible in Junk Jack, much more of everything you'd imagined!
Lost Artifacts: Soulstone (8Floor Games, Today, $9.99) After the Soulstone is stolen during an auction in the national museum, Claire and her helpers witnessed the revival of the terracotta army and its Emperor. The Emperor wishes to take over the world by awakening a dragon from the crater of a volcano, but our heroes have other ideas. Go on a journey through a country full of myths in the exciting casual strategy game Lost Artifacts: Soulstone.
MazM: Jekyll and Hyde (CFK, Today, $14.99) "MazM: Jekyll and Hyde" is a darkly entertaining adventure game based on the classic 1886 novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, in which you'll tackle the mystery from a totally new angle! You'll travel back to 19th century London and view the city through the eyes of Mr. Utterson, a lawyer that walks the true path hunting for clues to solve a disturbing mystery, and Mr. Hyde, who has been pushed to his physical limits. Wander the streets of this psychological thriller and prepare for an ending you would never expect!
Pen and Paper Games Bundle (Plug In Digital, Wed 8th April, $29.99) Enjoy hours and hours of adventures in these turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG full of danger, intrigue, and semi-appropriate cultural references! All games include all of their ever-released expansions with many new characters, enemies, quests and locations! Includes Knights of Pen and Paper, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 and Galaxy of Pen & Paper (see above).
Pocket Harvest (Kairosoft, Today, $14.00) Leave the rat race behind and reap the joys of life on your very own farm in Pocket Harvest! Cultivate crops with love, ranging from crisp lettuce to succulent strawberries, and refine them into prizewinning produce to bring orders from the local grocers flooding in. Adorable animal friends will lend a helping hoof too, providing milk, wool, eggs, and more! Feeling more ambitious? Boost your income and your image through tourism! From hot air balloons to sports facilities, you can build attractions in countless combinations to draw in high-spending city slickers.
Random Heroes: Gold Edition (Ratalaika Games, Fri 3rd April, $4.99) The Earth is being invaded by terrifying aliens! It’s up to you and a bunch of random heroes to save the day and stop the invasion! Shoot and jump your way through over 108 levels to stop the alien menace and bring peace to the planet. Will you be able to survive? Collect cold hard cash to upgrade your arsenal and teach those invaders who’s boss. Unlock new heroes to play as, each with their own unique stats.
Rascal Fight (Coconut Island Games, Today, $11.99) Up to 4 players may play together on the same computer. In our game, you can trapeze on walls, use weapons from all over the world, and pick up different guns and rifles. We've also loaded it with such entertaining weapons as baseball bats, fly swatters and more! Each will bring its own unique feel to the game. There are tons of items to pick up, and you can use a range of traps and cannons for hilarious effects! Only your imagination sets the limit for how to deal with your opponents!
Snakeybus (Digerati, Today, $11.99) Snakeybus is an absurd arcade-driving game and frantic score-chasing experience where the biggest danger is yourself! Wind through city streets, pick up as many passengers as you can and deliver them to their destination to increase your score AND the length of your bus! Boost, jump, and steer around an obstacle course of your own making! Test your serpentine skills with various maps, modes, and bus types! All aboard the Snakeybus!
The Otterman Empire (Tri-Heart Interactive, Today, $25.99) You must gear up, strap on your jetpack and travel across the galaxy in havoc causing, party game mayhem! With rapidly changing game modes, 8 customisable characters and game changing hazards, no round of The Otterman Empire will ever be the same!
Towertale (Keybol Games, Wed 8th April, $9.99) Towertale is a 2D, story-driven action game that has a heavy focus on boss battles. Fight your way up the elusive Tower and challenge the bosses of each level. Unveil the mystery that lies up in its peak. Play four different stories and unlock multiple endings. Join Lionel, Faindrel, Lord Snicklefritz and "Dark Echo" in their quest to get to the top!
Ubongo (USM, Wed 8th April, $13.99) Fast-paced, addictive, and easy to learn – Ubongo brings excitement and fun to your Nintendo Switch. In this fast-paced game, you'll need to use your wits to solve a puzzle of various shapes as quickly as possible. Download the ultimate puzzle fun and see how quickly you can turn these puzzles around. Discover four exotic worlds in the Solo campaign. Take on hundreds of gripping levels in the Baobab Savanna, on the wild Fang River, in the Whispering Jungle, and in the sandy Canyon of Bones.
WordHerd (Nellyvision, Tue 31st March, $6.00) Take a break with Mia and zone out of the daily grind with chilled gameplay and absorbing wordplay. Help Mia call the lost animals home before nightfall. Learn some modern, obscure and comic meanings as you try to beat your longest, rarest and highest scoring words through the ninety levels of word detective animal rescue. Mia will do her best to help you but when she's out of words you're on your own. . . Words can twist and turn across the board, any word you find can help Mia.
Nintendo Switch DLC
MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order Expansion Pass – Pack 3: Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom – It’s Doctor Doom vs. Marvel’s first family. This new pack* lets you assemble your Ultimate Team with the addition of Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing as playable characters. Fight through a new story campaign that takes your team of Marvel Super Heroes through the kingdom of Latveria for a showdown with Doctor Doom. Will Doom prevail by unleashing cosmic forces the likes of which have never been seen? The Fantastic Four may be the only ones who hold the key to victory.
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!