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!
Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo, Fri 17th July, $59.99) The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach’s castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure, only on the Nintendo Switch system. Read our Paper Mario: The Origami King review.
Neversong (Serenity Forge, 16 July, $14.99) Upon waking from a coma, Pete's sister is nowhere to be found. Investigate the screams coming from the heart of Black Wood, the increasingly violent behavior of the grown-ups, and the strange truth about Pete's past in this hauntingly dreamlike fable. Explore haunting, illustrative levels.
Panzer Paladin (Tribute Games, 21 July, $19.99) The sinister Ravenous and his legions of brutal demons are poised for battle. The situation is dire, but humanity has one final ace in the hole: the Panzer Paladin! The showdown between the forces of the occult and the power of cutting-edge technology has begun. Seize weapons from the demonic invaders and use your swordsmanship to slash, bash and thrust your way through 17 mind-blowing action-platformer levels. Hop in your Paladin and take up arms!
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (Kasedo Games) Take control of the most technologically advanced army in the Imperium - The Adeptus Mechanicus in this critically acclaimed turn-based tactical game. Your every decision will shape the missions ahead and ultimately decide the fate of the troops under your command in over 50 hand-crafted missions, including the amazing Heretek DLC missions. Choose your path carefully - the Imperium depends on it.
#Funtime (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Today, $14.99) #Funtime is an explosive twin-stick shooter where shooting isn't your only weapon. #Funtime combines traditional twin-stick shooting with a unique coloring mechanic. Earn bonus points by coloring the playing field and exploding enemies that cross your path.
Aircraft Evolution (Sometimes You, 22 July, $9.99) Fight through 4 time periods, from the era of the First World War to futuristic battles. Level up and evolve your aircraft from a wooden plane to a futuristic fighter. Then, refine it by increasing its armor, fuel, speed, firepower and much more. You upgrade as you go, but you can still try to take on a tank armed with plasma cannons using just a wooden plane!
Arcade Archives VS. GRADIUS (HAMSTER, Out Now, $7.99) "VS. GRADIUS" is a Konami’s shooting game released in 1986. Control VIC VIPER to destroy the invading cosmic force BACTERIAN and save the planet GRADIUS. Enhance your machine with power capsules such as lasers and other options, and fight your way through all seven unique and exciting stages!
Caretaker (Playstige Interactive, Today, $7.99) You’re an investigative journalist who is “hungry” for a flashy news story. You heard the news of one caretaker in this industrial facility who has gone insane and killed all of his co-workers. Now, the urban legend is that this “caretaker” has returned to this industrial facility and people has seen this “monster back to life”. You want to uncover this myth. You are hungry for truth and maybe this caretaker is hungry for something else.
Dongo Adventure (QUByte Interactive, 9 July, $0.49) Dongo Adventure is a 3D platform-style game, where the main character (Dongo) a mouse, ventures through various scenarios (sewer, house, lake, factory, etc.) and faces several enemies along the way (cockroaches, mosquitoes, frogs, spiders, toxic gases, electrical wires, etc.). He carries a backpack equipped with cheese that he uses to throw and defend himself from enemies, besides being able to push objects that help him to pass obstacles and solve puzzles. The final goal will be a surprise!
Explosive Dinosaurs (Flynns Arcade, Out Now, $7.99) The main objective of this game is to destroy friendships with pure competition! (We shall not be liable if you end up having fun) Up to four players on just one TV.
Get 10 Quest (Fantastico Studio, 17th July, $2.99) A beautiful, fun and addictive number merged puzzle game for everyone. 80 levels, 6 different gameplay and the original endless mode.
Golf (Sabec, 16 July, $9.99) Golf is an open-world 18 hole golf simulator game, which you can either play alone or with another player. Using our unique ball hit engine you decide on the exact point you want to hit the ball giving you a more realistic golf playing experience.
Home Run High (Kairosoft, 16 July, $14) Can you lead your high school baseball team to ultimate victory? It might be a small after-school club now, but with the right training, even the sky isn't the limit for this team! Train players by assigning them practice drills. You choose what they need to focus on, such as batting or pitching.
Lockstone (Rising Sun Studios, Out Now, $5) Descend into the fractured mind of a genius alchemist as you help him unlock the mysteries of life, love, and the universe itself through over 100 unique, hand-crafted enigmas in this atmospheric narrative puzzle game. With its stunning visual style, soundtrack and captivating narrative from author Adam Down, Lockstone meshes established mechanics with new twists in an innovative, engaging experience.
Mega Party A Tootuff Adventure (Microids, Out Now, $29.99) The day before school started back, Tootuff heard that it was possible to clone sheep by selecting the very best specimens. Terrified about the idea of being infinitely duplicated, Tootuff shares his concerns with his friends. Fortunately, Hugo always has a solution. If only the best are destined to be cloned, you just have to be as naughty as possible to avoid being chosen.
Never Breakup (indienova, 16 July, $9.99) Never Breakup is a relaxing family game for two players. Play with your friends, lover, or even parents—it is tons of fun for both young and old alike. Players are transformed into ball-shaped animals and then bound together with an elastic rope. It is time for you to test your bond.
One Dog Story (Big Way, 17 July, $14.99) Engaging pixel adventure game with RPG elements, gameplay that’ll get you hooked for hours. You wake up in an underground laboratory, free again after a horrific accident
Power Racing Bundle (SuperPowerUpGames, 17 July, $16.99) This pack includes the games: Speedway Racing and WildTrax Racing.
Radical Rabbit Stew (Sold Out, 16 July, $15.99) Get your super spoons ready and whack those crazy rabbits into saucepans to free the space chefs - but think fast or the bunnies will attack! Featuring bite-sized pick-up-and-play action, fast-paced whack-a-rabbit gameplay, scintillating puzzles, super-sized boss fights, juicy pixel graphics and a sizzling soundtrack, Radical Rabbit Stew is a hare-raising action-arcade puzzle game perfect for new players and 16-bit retro fans alike.
Starlit Adventures Golden Stars (Rockhead Studios, 17th July $19.99) Go on epic adventures that will have you explore fantastic worlds, fight nightmarish enemies, collect dazzling treasures, and solve brain-teasing puzzles using an array of Special Suits!
Super Club Tennis (Out Now, $59.99) Ignite the tennis court! unleash your sports talents in all-out tennis battles with family and friends. Whether you play solo or multi-player, intense rallies await!
Tales from the Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair (Ocean Media, 16 July, $9.99) It has been years since brave Mina Lockheart defeated Lord Strix. But dark shadows are rising once again! Spirits are restless! For he has awakened! Evil Lord Strix is breeding a new army to enslave all creatures from the Dragon Mountains!
Tanky Tanks (EpiXR, 16 July, $5.99) Tanky Tanks is an intense, fast-paced tank shooter game. It is fun, easy to learn and addicting. Play alone, together with friends or against your friends and show your navigation and reaction skills in 6 different game modes and countless levels.
Ultra Hat Dimension (Ratalaika Games, 17 July, $4.99) Ultra Hat Dimension is a puzzle game about adorable hats and people getting punched for wearing them. The catch is that the player can't punch anyone; instead, they must use the power of hats to convince others to do the punching for them. Find and defeat the Spluff responsible for all this chaos!
Waifu Uncovered (eastasiasoft, 16 July, $6.99) Eight beautiful maidens are under threat of alien attack. Their lives and the fate of the world now rest in your hands. In this simple yet rewarding shoot’em up, take command of multiple ship types, each balanced for a different play style, and blast away clothing that’s been deeply infected by a deadly virus. Evade and destroy enemies as they feverishly work against you, team up in multiplayer or bravely battle alone, save the girl of your dreams and perhaps even unlock a convenient one-finger mode.
We should talk. (Whitethorn Digital, 16 July, $6.99) We should talk is a short-form narrative game that will make you think carefully about the words you choose. Can your relationship survive the night?
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!