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!
Switch eShop - Highlights
Rogue Company (Hi-Rez Studios, Mon 20th Jul 2020) The world needs saving, and only the best of the best can do it. Rogue Company is the third-person tactical action shooter that puts the fate of the world in your hands. Suit up as one of the elite agents of Rogue Company, each with their own individual set of skills, and go to war in a variety of different game modes. Rogue Company is action packed with no shortage of weapons, gadgets and style. The mission starts now. Save the day. Look good. Get paid.
Carrion (Devolver Digital, Today, $19.99) CARRION is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. Grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution.
Dex (QubicGames, Fri 24th July, $19.99) You play as the mysterious blue-haired girl named Dex who is being hunted by a powerful and enigmatic organization for her unique abilities. Explore the misty, futuristic streets of Harbor Prime in this open-world dystopia. Unearth plots and intrigues, forge alliances and take the fight to your enemies on your quest to take down the system! The world of Dex is designed as a tribute to some of the greatest neo-noir and cyberpunk worlds with a mature storyline, murky atmosphere and distinct characters. Read our Dex review.
Crysis Remastered (Crytek, Today, $29.99) Suit up: Your Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armor, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight. In an ever-changing environment, adapt your tactics to dominate on battlefields ranging from frozen jungle to alien environments. A huge arsenal of modular weaponry provides unprecedented control over play style, with options ranging from the experimental to the alien. Life-like enemy AI require a strategic and flexible playstyle, as new challenges – including a zero-g battlefield– require players to take the offensive and be proactive. Adapt, customize, conquer, explore.
Ageless (Team17, Tue 28th July, $14.99) Lost, confused and alone. What will Kiara do when she suddenly finds herself with the power to control the age of flora and fauna? An ability that was bestowed onto her by a magical obelisk. Traverse a puzzle-platforming world unlike any other, full of myths and magic. Embark on an emotional journey where you will be faced with tough choices and forced to face your inner demons. Follow Kiara as she is thrown into a world of wonder and heart ache. Manipulate the age of animals and plant-life as you find your way through intricate environmental puzzles and defeat the merciless bosses that stand in your way.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Aeolis Tournament (Beyond Fun Studio, Thu 16th July, $14.99) Aeolis Tournament is a 3D party action game where up to 8 players compete in various game modes based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters use an air cannon to control the power of the wind and affect their surroundings. It features physics-based gameplay, a tournament mode and local and online multiplayer play.
Arcade Archives Kangaroo (HAMSTER) "Kangaroo" is an action game released by SUN ELECTRONICS CORP in 1982. A mama kangaroo must pummel her way through enemy monkeys to save her baby kangaroo. Jump and use ladders to make your way up. Punch enemy monkeys to defeat them, and avoid their attacks to reach the baby kangaroo waiting for you.
Arcade Archives KOUTETSU YOUSAI STRAHL (HAMSTER) "KOUTETSU YOUSAI STRAHL" is a shooting game released by UPL in 1992. Bent on world domination, mad scientist Gegeben Funkerun has formed the secret society, "Aizerun Geist. " Select from four types of main weapons, sub weapons, and bombs, and use them to destroy the steel fortress KOUTETSU YOUSAI STRAHL!
Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel (Ocean Media) Meet the ancient Egyptian cult in a search of almighty artifact, Marcus Antonius, King Arthur and many others who tried to kept this omni-powerful object hidden away from those who wanted to use its terrible powers for conquering the world and stop the evil from raising from its grave!
Checkers (Sabec) From the creators of Chess and for fans of classic board games, we bring you Checkers! Also known as "Draughts", the origins of which are so ancient that a board resembling this game was found dated back to 3,000 BC in the city-state of "Ur" of the ancient Mesopotamia. You can play either against the smart AI (artificial intelligence) player or against another person.
Colloc (Pazolab Studio, Fri 24th Jul) Colloc is a fun puzzle adventure that begins with the arrival of the fearsome Blackhole#24 and the disappearance of all the colors of Colloc’s land. Our mission is clear: Get the colors back and stop the villain! During the game we will meet and manage the Collocs, who use chromatic energy to split or merge. These fun and cute characters will be the key to solving the challenge of the 60 levels that we will have to complete to win.
Cubicity (OverGamez, Sat 25th Jul) Welcome to Cubicity, a beautiful cube-based adventure! Get caught up in this unique world, which has its own rules and laws that must be followed if you want to reach the finish line. Select your character — there are more than enough to choose from! Gameplay involves solving a wide range of puzzles, with something for everyone!
Desktop Volleyball (SAT-BOX) Enjoy volleyball with easy to learn controls! Of course you can play normal style with 6 players, but you can even play beach volleyball! Choose from over 40 different uniform designs! Try out new almost unbelievable stages such as a casino and a pirate ship! Strategy and teamwork are the key to victory! Enjoy casual matches by yourself! Select various balls and modes and set yourself apart with special training! Play competitively or cooperatively with up to 4 people!
Detective Driver: Miami Files (BoomBit Games, Fri 24th Jul) Become a Detective Driver! Drive various Cars and Boats to investigate crimes, chase down the gang and save the City from corruption!
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games) Epic Word Search puzzles are enormous! There are more than 1,500 words hidden in each massive, scrollable grid. This collection contains: Epic America Word Search Epic Monster Word Search Epic Rock Word Search Epic Summer Word Search
Escape Game Fort Boyard (Microids, Tue 28th July, $29.99) You will need all your endurance and dexterity to escape an old fort lost in the sea by passing all its obstacles and beating the trial. Team up with your friends or family, gather all the clues and keys to solve the final riddle. Be careful! If you don’t make it out on time, you will be imprisoned!
Fibbage XL (Jackbox Games) Fibbage is the lying, bluffing, fib-till-you-win multiplayer trivia party game from the makers of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK! Play with 2-8 players! Fool your friends with your lies, avoid theirs, and find the (usually outrageous) truth. And get this: your phone or tablet is your controller! “The mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is a _____. ” Baby? Rabbit? Ham sandwich? It’s up to you!
Gerrrms (Bugbomb Studio, Q3 2020, $9.99) Gerrrms is a party brawl game that puts you in the role of a microorganism fighting against its single-celled opponents. Take part in the eternal battle of the microbes! Become one of the sneaky bacteria and tech your friends their place in line. This is the best micro brawl game out there. Play as one of 11 unlockable characters with different personalities. There are as many as seven game modes!
Hunt (Sabec) Hunt is a sandbox hunting simulator game where the goal is to hunt as many game in 15 minutes. Your hunding gear includes a sniper rifle, 9mm pistol, shotgun, revolver and a semi-automatic machine gun With so many different kinds of animals to hunt no game will be the same Pick the time to go hunting.
Interrogation: You will be deceived (Mixtvision, Tue 28th July) As a police detective tasked with bringing down a dangerous terrorist group, you fight on two fronts: interrogating suspects & managing your team and its reputation. With time running out, how far will you go to stop these criminals? Manipulation, threats or even torture? Does the end justify the means?
Jisei: The First Case HD (Ratalaika Games, Fri 24th Jul) A teenager with no name and no home wanders from one city to the next, burdened by the weight of his extraordinary ability. When he is accused of murdering a woman that he's never met, he sets out to prove his innocence and find the true killer. The investigation quickly takes a turn for the complicated when a strange voice appears in his head, warning him to watch his step. Search for clues, interrogate witnesses, and find a murderer. Even with your extra abilities, it will still take solid facts and logic to prove your innocence!
Max and the book of chaos (JanduSoft, Fri 24th Jul) The story take place in an old castle that has become a summer school. But the castle hide a lot of secrets. A legendary old book that has the power to open portals between dimensions and times lies there. This book is imbued with the power of the dark matter and has been hidden for millennia. But now Someone has unleashed its power. The portals has been opened and our world has been invaded by hordes of strange, fun and chaotic enemies. And YES, Max Racoon is our only true hope.
Megadimension Neptunia VII (Idea Factory, Tue 28th July, $29.99) A new group has replaced Gamindustri’s Goddesses seemingly overnight, and Neptune’s nowhere in sight! Warped into a decimated new dimension, the Nep sisters join a mysterious Goddess to fight against a massive new threat to save the Zero Dimension. Can they save multiple dimensions and restore order to Gamindustri?
Mittelborg: City of Mages (UTC ASTERION, Fri 24th Jul) Mittelborg is the heart of this world and thousands of swords are aimed at it. Monsters, nomads, mercenaries, living deads and rebellious spirits — Chaos does not sleep and besieges the Universe. Collect resources, get ready for tempests, keep guards on the walls and mages at the towers. While lots of blood are spilt, remember what is at stake. It is better to shed a gallon of blood than lose a single leaf from the Tree of Order. Think and rule!
Need a packet? (Sometimes You) “Need a packet? ” is a horror-simulator about supermarket cashier, who is gradually losing her mind from routine work. She starts to feel that the cash register is turning into a medieval tower, while dragons and chimeras are flying around and trying to kill Molly. Events take place on the background of a garbage crisis in the city. Grounds are rotting, recycling factories are overcrowded, water is poisoned and citizens start to disappear in the local forests. “Beep Beep Beep” – that's what you'll hear in your head all day after playing “Need a packet? ”. Go crazy!
Quiplash (Jackbox Games) For 3-8 Players and an Audience of thousands! The team behind the hit party games YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Fibbage, and Drawful presents Quiplash, the laugh-a-minute battle of wits and wittiness! Use your phone or tablet to answer simple prompts like “Something you’d be surprised to see a donkey do” or “The worst soup flavor: Cream of _____. ” No rules, no correct answers! Say whatever you want!
Rainswept (2Awesome Studio, Fri 24th Jul) Detective Michael Stone arrives in the small town of Pineview to assist the local police force with a seemingly simple case - A couple is found dead in their kitchen. The locals believe it to be a case of murder-suicide, their speculation fueled by rumors of the turbulent nature of the couple's relationship. Help Detective Stone, assisted by the driven and empathetic Amy Blunt, discover the truth behind Chris and Diane's story. But be warned: the further he pursues the case, the more his own past shall come back to haunt him. And the closer his sanity will be pushed to the edge.
Retrovamp (Davide Jensen) Inspired by famous harcore 2D games, RetroVamp is a colorful retro-style platformer that will challenge every player to reach the top of a vertical scrolling scenario. By sliding, jumping and wall riding you will move around a map filled with obstacles, at every death you will be forced to start from the beginning or from one of the five checkpoints that you can spawn around the map.
Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break (Modus Games) Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is competitive tower defense and arcade action rolled up with ACE Team's quirky, Monty Python-esque humor into one giant, creative game for the ages. Jump into the expansive, gut-busting story for an eclectic adventure featuring bizarre and irreverent takes on legendary characters, or for the first time, create and share your own levels to compete with friends and strangers online in a real-time mix of hectic tower defense and epic boulder-racing arcade action. Key Features: - Make & Break Worlds: Design and build your own levels in the easy-to-use editor and share your creations with players from all over the world for nearly limitless creative fun! - Competitive Tower Defense: Build defenses and race to destroy your opponents’ in up to 4-player online multiplayer, or head-to-head in 2-player split-screen action.
Slots of Poker at Aces Casino (Digital Game Group) Enjoy Las Vegas casino slots and poker action with Slots of Poker! 15 different casino slot machines to play including Gladiators, Aliens, Cats, Treasure Hunt, Dogs and more. You start with 25,000 FREE coins and win more with free bonus spins and level up rewards. Plenty of big wins, free spins. Just take a seat in the casino and spin, spin, spin while you win, win, win!
SpyHack (Forever Entertainment) It's year 2111. The world is ruled by technocorporations. Their experiments have long exceeded all norms of ethics. You play the role of an agent of a secret agency ATD. In a world dominated by technocorporations, only one rule applies: hack or you will be hacked. Your goal is to stop the secret project The Dome Ltd, which can lead humanity to the edge of self-destruction. Become a spy in sci-fi game with elements of stealth and tactical games.
Sudoku Relax 5 Full Bloom (G-mode) Flowers in full bloom. The popular "Sudoku Relax" title is coming out with a sequel, "Sudoku Relax 5". Flowers bloom and then scatter. . . You can enjoy the effects of transient beauty. Choose from EASY, NORMAL, or HARD modes with over 300 puzzles. Solving puzzles unlocks new backgrounds and music tracks. The game contains 3 backgrounds and 3 music tracks.
Sushi Reversi (Caerux) Introducing real-time reversi where sushi rampages across the board! A maximum of 4 sushi scrambles for isolation plates on a variety of stages which is a big runaway! ? Let's make full use of items and skills to interfere!
Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix (Ocean Media) Mina Lockheart's dreams became unbearable nightmares. She dreamt about her grandmother Kate and their old family house being eaten by flames. One day, Mina decided to travel back to their family estate to make peace with her own memories and feelings of loss and loneliness. But after she arrived, not even in her wildest dreams she could imagine what will happen and where the events will take her. What started as a simple trip of search for inner peace, turned out to be the greatest, unimaginable adventure of her life!
They Breathe (Bulbware, Wed 29th Jul) In the first game by The Working Parts, a lone frog descends into the depths of a flooded forest, not yet knowing the full extent of its tragedy. To survive in a brutal, oxygen-obsessed ecosystem, you must help it see the patterns and hidden truths that make up the rules of the forest - horrible as they may be. Now as a new remastered version, rebuild from ground up and enhanced with local co-op mode. They Breathe is a critically acclaimed indie gem risen from the depths of Xbox Live Indie Games.
Travel Mosaics 4: Adventures In Rio (JetDogs) Get ready! The Walkers are taking you on an exciting adventure to sunny Rio. Join the carnival: complete colorful puzzles, answer fun trivia questions and collect souvenirs! Travel Mosaics is a nonogram-picross puzzle series that takes you all around the world! Each puzzle is handcrafted and features a recognizable picture that is revealed as you play. Sit back, relax and have fun: players of all ages are welcome!
Unlock the King 2 (QUByte Interactive) The sequel to the successful Unlock The King, an originally designed puzzle game inspired by Chess, now on a tridimensional board. Move the pieces and create a path to Unlock the King. Originally designed concept, including electronic boards, lightning-fast piece movements, switches and movable parts. Designed for original Unlock The King fans and newcomers alike.
Up Cliff Drive (11Sheep, Fri 24th Jul) Drive over hilly tracks, collect stars, coins and pickups to upgrade your cars and get further! Also watch out for various obstacles!
Switch eShop DLC
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda – Revisit the rhythmic action-adventure game with a series of exciting new DLC Packs:
- Pack #1 is available now for $5.99 and lets you re-orchestrate your Hyrule adventure with new challenges and five additional characters, including Shadow Link, Shadow Zelda and Impa from the Legend of Zelda series. Two additional DLC packs will launch later this year.
- Pack #2 will feature new remixes of popular The Legend of Zelda songs.
- Pack #3 will have a new story, songs and map featuring Skull Kid, who has the power to change abilities based on the different masks he wears.
Get all three DLC packs as they release with the Season Pass for $14.99.
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!
Nice games this week! I downloaded Paper Mario and Dragonquest this week.
I'll be playing Rogue Company!
Played some Rogue Company yesterday. Not bad. Matchmaking & loading screens are still kind of long. Don’t think its worth $30 right now but since I got 6 invite codes for free I picked it up. I did enjoy the gameplay itself. Played a few different modes with my son. He really seemed to enjoy it. Don’t know if its doing enough yet to break into the rotation of Apex/Fortnite most kids seem to be on.
Too... much... junk.
I hope I don't miss any hidden gems.
Waaaaay too many games released weekly. No wonder it's so difficult for many titles to stand out (even the good ones).
I’m stoked to play Carrion.
Carrion for sure and I’m probably going to do Crysis on my Scorpio. Maybe Ageless a little down the line.
Bought Crysis as soon as I watched the Digital Foundry review. Excited to start playing!
Checkers sounds fun and original. From the creators of chess, you say?
Meh, Strahl? Come on, Hamster, just give us Raiden already.
Grabbed Kangaroo last week and I’ll probably grab this Hamster Japanese shooter today. The amount of games hitting Switch each week is impossible to keep up with. I wish Nintendo would give the Switch eshop a major overhaul or at least make it equivalent to the Wii U shop format!!! It’s terrible as is!!
I assume Checkers is a pretty old game, but I don't know if it's that old.
(how Shaghai's lore as an "ancient Chinese game" is possibly only correct if you think Activision is Chinese and 1987 is ancient. )
@imgrowinglegs I played it for about an hour last night. It is really fun. Biggest con I have for it so far is...no overhead map. Navigating gets a little tricky sometimes. Great fun overall.
Just Crysis, but I do intend on buying the physical version of Cadence.
Just a lot of 2nd tier stuff. Have Ghost of Tsushima, Paper Mario and F12020, So I’m fine for a while.
Carrion is on PC Game Pass so I’ll check it out there and save $20. Just curious on how it plays.
Kangaroo!? My favorite old arcade game that nobody remembers. It even had its own cartoon that nobody remembers! It ran as part of Saturday Supercade, which maybe a couple people remember.
As of today, the answer to the question "can it run Crysis" for the Switch is yes. Beautiful.
Nothing again, bleh.
Just Crysis Remastered this week.
As others have said, man there are just too many weekly releases. And so many games don't get reviews. Can't fault the sites, you have to pick and choose at this point. It's quite the reversal from the WiiU.
nothing for me. Nothing of consequence for me for a long time, I think. Lego Star Wars in Oct is the next game i'm getting, I guess
Stupid Nintendo Download
@Pak-Man Oh... I REMEMBER lol. You are NOT alone
@RPGamer I'm going to. I've only played the first in the series. The games aren't really story heavy at least not going by the first one. Just funny quirky characters.
Any word on if RetroVamp is any good?
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