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
Faeria (Versus Evil, 13th Aug, $19.99) - With its unique living board, the Faeria game will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Craft your deck, shape the battlefield and fight for victory! A strategy game like no other, build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes or harness the sands of the deserts. You choose your own path to victory.
Linn: Path of Orchards (CarbonFire Studio, 14th Aug, $4.99) - Step out of your conventional platforming habits and delve into the dynamic and rotating world of Linn, a modern puzzle-platformer set in a fantastic and mysterious ancient world. You control Aban, an exotic guardian of nature, on her journey through a lost sky temple. Help Aban on her divine mission to rejuvenate the ancient Tree of Light.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Arcade Archives CIRCUS CHARLIE (HAMSTER, 6th Aug, $7.99) - CIRCUS CHARLIE is a scrolling action game released by KONAMI in 1984. The player takes control of a circus clown, CHARLIE, to perform daring circus acts such as jumping through rings of fire and the flying trapeze. Dazzle and amaze the crowd with your perfect performance.
Big Dipper (Top Hat Studios, 13th Aug, $4.99) - A miracle beyond the polar circle. They say it's hard to find a place to call your own, but what if such a place was not uniquely yours? What if both of you were not willing to give it up? Big Dipper is a kinetic visual novel, available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Russian, which tells a romantic story of the unusual circumstances that brought two lovers together one fateful New Year's Eve.
Bite the Bullet (13th Aug, $14.99) Bite The Bullet is the world’s first Run & Gun & Eat. In this roguelite RPG shooter you must eat enemies, bullets and more to powerup your character, weapons, and abilities. Gun down zombies, robots and giant mutant bosses with a barrage of bullets before chowing down on their corpses to craft new weapons, unlock new abilities and special attacks, and transform into a powerful Zombro form to smash foes. Explore four character classes and a skill tree based on your diet – and remember, you are what you eat!
Boomerang Fu (Cranky Watermelon, 13th Aug, $14.99) - Join a crew of your favorite foods as you grill, chill and spill your enemies. Roast and toast your friends in lightning-fast rounds of cute physics combat for up to 6 players. Perfect for parties! Discover a ridiculous range of power-ups like explosive boomerangs, disguises and telekinesis. Then stack your power-ups together to form outrageous combinations!
Cecconoid (Undefined, 17th Aug, $10.00) - The starship Equinox is under attack from Stormlord and his robotic minions, the Exolons! You're the crew's only hope. Take your Samurai-1 fighter, find Captain Solomon's Key, clear the decks of evil robots, and save the Equinox from certain destruction! Cecconoid is an 8-bit inspired, flick-screen, twin-stick-shooter, set in an alternate dimension where the pixels are still chunky, and the bad guys are black and white.
Collar X Malice -Unlimited- (Aksys Games, 13th Aug, $49.99) Return to the thrilling, deadly world of Collar X Malice with exclusive Interlude, After Story, and Adonis play modes. Revisit the characters and events of the original game, as you build new relationships while picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the first X-Day Incident.
Darkestville Castle (BUKA Entertainment, 13th Aug, $14.99) - Dear Potential servant of chaos, being evil isn’t always easy… But boy it is so much more fun than being a good guy! Having someone witty like you on my team could be useful during these not so dark times. Everything in Darkestville was fine and dandy: I was tormenting the town people, the town people were being tormented… It was a fair deal!
Devious Dungeon Collection (Ratalaika Games, 13th Aug, $12.99) - Devious Dungeon: Under orders by the King, players assume the control of a Knight instructed to head into the catacombs beneath the Kingdom, to slay the fowl beasts and monstrosities that have invaded the murky depths. You must venture deep within the dungeons eliminating the threat!
Double Kick Heroes (Plug In Digital, 1st Jan, $0.00) - Merging face-melting heavy metal rhythm riffs with a high-octane zombie-crushing shoot 'em up, Double Kick Heroes is like no game you've ever seen before! You must survive on the highway to hell by slaying monsters with your gundillac! Struggle through the 30 levels of total madness and escape from this nightmare! Only the power of metal can save your band!
Helheim Hassle (18th Aug, $19.99) From the same universe (and set on the same Tuesday in fact) as previous hit Manual Samuel, comes this macabre adventure where you play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking who hates the idea of dying and going to Valhalla… who then ends up dying and getting taken to Valhalla. When Bjørn is resurrected to assist with a task for the mysterious Pesto, he sees a way to negotiate his way out.
KING OF FIGHTERS R-2 (7th Aug, $7.99) Boasts a huge roster of 23 characters including multiple hidden fighters! They look stunning thanks to the colorful pallets!
Mastercube (Undefined, 8th Aug, $5.49) - MasterCube is an addictive action-shooter game! You must survive as long as you can in order to score the highest point!
MazezaM – Puzzle Game (eSolutions Nordic, 7th Aug, $5.50) - The game builds on the concept of Sokoban puzzles, where objects need to be moved to reach the exit. Make your way to the exit by pushing rows of blocks around. Each row of the same color is connected and can only be pushed horizontally. The goal is to get the character from the left side of the room to the right side by pushing rows of blocks.
My Universe – My Baby (Microids, 18th Aug, $29.99) - Discover a new generation of baby simulation: feed them, bath them, change their diapers, play together… like in real life! Your baby needs you! Every action contributes to your baby’s happiness and love for you.
Norman’s Great Illusion (19th Aug, $4.99) Have you ever wondered why, individually good and peace-loving citizens, merging into society, allow the coming to power of forces that have diametrically opposed their principles and goals? "Norman's Great Illusion" is our attempt to talk about this phenomenon.
Of Tanks and Demons III (Victory Road, 14th Aug, $4.99) - Of Tanks and Demons III — it's the new game with the vibe of classic arcades of '80s. Collect photons, shoot demons, buy new tanks and improve them. Don't rely on brute force solely! Sometimes you need to outsmart your enemy, not just outgun them with bullets.
Piczle Lines DX Bundle (RAINYFROG, 6th Aug, $19.99) - Both Piczle Lines DX and Piczle Lines DX 500 More Puzzles! are stuffed together in this ridiculously puzzle-heavy game bundle! Totalling 1,100 logic-puzzles and an estimated clear time of 150~200 hours this bundle is going to keep you occupied for a long time. Draw lines to connect pairs of numbers to complete a hidden picture in this feverishly addictive PICture puzZLE game!
Pool Pro GOLD (No Gravity Games, 13th Aug, $9.99) - Yes, the very classic 8-Ball! Poolhall on your Nintendo Switch!
Prehistoric Dude (Ratalaika Games, 14th Aug, $4.99) - Prehistoric Dude is a mini Metroidvania game during the stone age which tells the story of Dude, a friendly caveman who loves ham! Explore 3 different scenarios while looking for Dude’s delicious lunch! Face enemies, master obstacles, learn new skills and make Dude even stronger!
Ramageddon (Ultimate Games, 14th Aug, $7.99) - Fight your ram opponents in this purely skill-based action game. Knock your enemies out of the map, earn and collect gold coins and customize your unique look. Through the customization panel, you can choose various colours, horns, and ram faces. Collect special power-ups spawning on the map to get extra powers.
Regina & Mac (15th Aug, $9.99) Join the macaw Regina and the tyrannosaurus Mac on their adventure as they try to escape a lifeless research lab. The only way out? To find the golden Floppy discs on which the memory of the lab’s computer system U64 is stored so that it can help the duo to find an exit. Regina & Mac is a 3D platformer that stands in the tradition of the classics from the late 90s and offers a fair challenge even for genre aficionados.
Retro Arcade Shooter – Attack from Pluto (Digital Game Group, 7th Aug, $5.99) - Get three classic arcade space shooter games in one game! Blast your way into the future or is it really the past since this retro arcade space shooter returns you to the classic age (or glory days) of arcade games. Retro shooter action combined with updated graphics make this a must have for any arcade fan.
SAMURAI SHODOWN!2 (SNK, 7th Aug, $7.99) - Haohmaru, Ukyo Tachibana, Nakoruru, and many other iconic characters from the SAMURAI SHODOWN Series come back in SD version!
Shaolin vs Wutang (Godspeed Games, 14th Aug, $9.99) - No flashy over the top effects, just combat influenced by classic Kung Fu films. The game features authentic fighting sounds from films and a licensed soundtrack with great music from classic kung fu movies. Shaolin vs Wutang is a real love letter to classic '70s and '80s Kung Fu cinema.
The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, 13th Aug, $14.99) - The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines is a twin-stick fantasy shooter centered around the ability to stop time. You’ll play as Gregor, a newly recruited member of the Eternal Fellowship, and an Ambassador of Time. Just as you are learning to use your newfound powers, the Fellowship’s capital city is mysteriously destroyed!
WE ARE DOOMED (Vertex Pop, 13th Aug, $7.99) - Dive head-first into the action with reckless ambition, charge the SUPERBEAM, and zap everything out of existence in an instant. Chase high scores or just enjoy the beautiful explosions of geometry, color and light.
Zero Strain (eastasiasoft, 13th Aug, $9.99) - Zero Strain is a fast-paced shooter set in a series of top-down arenas, where strategic use of offense and defense are critical to surviving each challenge. MOBA elements are mixed with frenetic shoot’em up action for a unique and rewarding experience in neon wireframe presentation.
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!