Best Friend Forever

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

Best Friend Forever (Alliance, 27th Aug, $19.99) - Step off the bus at Rainbow Bay and start a new life with your furever friend! Adopt a dog, find true love and experience all the wacky hijinks this colorful city has to offer. Best Friend Forever combines virtual pet care and dating (just not necessarily at the same time). Train, pat and play with your very own in-game dog to form a bond that will last the ages. With your four-legged companion by your side, meet, woo and cherish the many cuties of Rainbow Bay’s thriving singles scene.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition (Square Enix, 27th Aug, $29.99) - Follow the Crystal Caravans as they embark on an enchanting and epic journey. Call upon magic and might and team up with faraway friends to take down fearsome foes. Enlist comrades to your crystal caravan in online multiplayer mode with up to four players. Adventure and exploration await your caravan in new lands teeming with wonder. Read our FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition review

Windbound (Deep Silver, 28th Aug, $29.99) - Thrown from your boat, at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise. With no boat, no food or tools, just the will and skill to survive, you must uncover this beautiful island’s rich resources. Craft tools and weapons to hunt and defend yourself against nature itself with its wild and fantastical creatures. Unravel the mystery behind the island’s secrets and you may find more than just your way home.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Month 1 Edition (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, 28th Aug, $59.99) - Based on the globally beloved anime series, the worlds of soccer and anime collide in an action soccer game which chronicles the exploits of Tsubasa Ozora. Get a real taste for the world of Captain Tsubasa through two story modes: Episode Tsubasa, in which you can experience the events as seen in the anime, and Episode: New Hero, an original story mode. Get immersed in an action-packed game featuring over-the-top signature shots and exhilarating gameplay.

JUMP FORCE – Deluxe Edition (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, 28th Aug) - The most famous manga heroes are thrown into an epic battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of humankind.

Switch eShop - New Releases

#NoLimitFantasy, Super Puzzles Dream (Jorge Biedma Azuar, 28th Aug, $6.19) - Puzzles move onto the next level with ‘Super Puzzle Dream’, a mix between classic jigsaw and a ‘Tetris’-style dynamic mechanic. #NoLimitFantasy! is the hashtag for this section. Devoted to the necessary and forgotten world of fantasy featuring illustrations and motivational messages after each puzzle is completed.

Alphaset by POWGI (Lightwood Games, 27th Aug, $7.99) - This new word puzzle is a mix of crosswords and sudoku, challenging both your vocabulary and your deduction skills. There are 26 blank squares. Each letter of the alphabet must be placed exactly once in order to fill the grid with valid English words. Reveal a terrible joke each time you solve a puzzle!

Arcade Archives LIGHTNING FIGHTERS (HAMSTER, 20th Aug, $7.99) - "LIGHTNING FIGHTERS" is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1990. "SUPER FIGHTERS" mounted with plasma wave weapons and "TRIGON", an unmanned auxiliary combat pod, are sent out into battle as mankind's final trump card to repel the invasion of an alien civilization. This KONAMI masterpiece makes a return specially for the scrolling shooter gamer in you.

Ary and the Secret of Seasons (Modus Games, 1st Sep, $39.99) - Ary and the Secret of Seasons is an award-winning adventure game following a young girl named Aryelle, or Ary, as she journeys across the great world of Valdi. By becoming the Guardian of Winter, Ary gains the ability to manipulate the seasons around her. Ary will learn to control the seasons and use them to defeat enemies, overcome obstacles, and solve complex puzzles on her adventure across Valdi.

BringIt to MOM (KrzysztofPodsada, 24th Aug, $19.99) - Begin ILL’s adventure. Help MOM to recover and save your planet. Find out 2 endings of the story. Go through 50 different escape rooms. Use a rope, roll, jump, fly, dive, bounce, collect galaxies and energy. Mum needs more energy. Bring it to her.

Collapsed (OverGamez, 29th Aug, $15.00) - So what happened to the world? Why was everything destroyed? At first, these questions are left unanswered — but as you complete levels and the game grows more challenging, the history of the world begins to be revealed. You can also come across snatches of the backstory in memory clusters which are randomly scattered throughout the universe.

Color Jumper (Noble Robot, 28th Aug, $9.99) - Color Jumper is an abstract, color-based puzzle-platformer focused on fast and precise movement, with incredibly tight and responsive controls. You control a block with a different color on each of its four sides. Certain platforms, enemy patrols, and other level elements can only be interacted with using your block's matching side.

Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition (Diplodocus Games, 27th Aug, $14.99) - Commander Keen is back. In the modernised Definitive Edition of the lost episode "Keen Dream", Keen has to fend off a nasty nightmare about evil vegetables. The Definitive Edition features full widescreen support, twelve all-new levels - doubling the length over the 1990 original - and a full music score. The game structure has been reworked to make the game a more modern experience without sacrificing any of the original charm!

Deadly Days (Assemble Entertainment, 27th Aug, $18.99) - Deadly Days is a unique strategic rogue-lite in the zombie apocalypse. Manage and protect a group of survivors and help them to stop the catastrophe. Discover and use a large number of wild and crazy objects, even wilder and crazier survivors, special abilities, and deadly weapons.

Death’s Hangover (28th Aug, $4.99) - Death has a hangover and worse is that he was robbed from souls by nightmarish Dracula. Old Grim needs the help of his two best warriors - or the first ones he could find.
Only these two dead morons can get the souls back and defeat this once and for all. If they fail, Death will kill them again. So no pressure…

Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride (Artifex Mundi, 28th Aug, $14.99) - Within the shadow of an ancient forest, on the bottom of a foggy valley, stands the lonely village of Ravenbrook. The folk there are cheerful and diligent, yet warily superstitious. They surround the village with countless charms to keep the evil spirits at bay, for on the other side of the forest, there lies a seemingly bottomless pit, known as the Abyss.

Hardcore Maze Cube (QUByte Interactive, 25th Aug, $2.49) - Tired of games where there are tips and tutorials of all kinds and you can finish them without much difficulty? If the answer is yes; you're in the right place, Hardcore Maze Cube is the right game for you! In brief, it means that only the elite of players can finish this game and find out what will happen in the end!

Hypnospace Outlaw (27th Aug, $19.99) - Hypnospace Outlaw is a '90s internet simulator in which you scour Hypnospace's wide variety of weird and wonderful websites to hunt down wrongdoers, while also keeping an eye on your inbox, avoiding viruses and adware, and downloading a plethora of apps that may or may not be useful.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (28th Aug, $39.99) - Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is an engaging strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil, that combines empire management and turn-based combat with unique card-game elements. Descend into a mythical world filled with horrors and legends – and hurl yourself into a compelling gothic epos paired with a challenging game experience.

Mask of Mists (Sometimes You, 2nd Sep, $14.99) - In this game, you are a mercenary who was assigned to find a missing person. One of the Archmages of the Academy broke the communication when he was conducting his research in the depths of the Infected Territory. At one time this area had been exposed to the monstrous amount of magic, and it is filled now with creatures of the Abyss.

moon (27th Aug, $18.99) - In 1997, the now legendary anti-RPG “moon” launched in Japan. Now, under the watchful eye of its original creators, it's finally in English!

MX vs ATV All Out (1st Sep, $39.99) - All Terrain, All Vehicles, All You! MX vs ATV All Out is the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience! Choose between bikes, ATVs, UTVs, refine your rider style at your private compound and blast across massive open worlds to compete head to head in various game modes! The all-new Freestyle mode allows you to win with style and crazy stunts! Or go All Out and show your riding skills in Multiplayer!

Newton’s Cradle Puzzle Game (27th Aug, $2.99) - Newton's Cradle Puzzle Game is a unique and challenging puzzle game. There are almost no instructions, so you have to find out how to solve these levels yourself.

Nexomon: Extinction (PQube, 28th Aug, $19.99) - Nexomon: Extinction is a return to classic monster-catching games, complete with a brand new story, eccentric characters and over 300 unique Nexomon to trap and tame. The world is on the brink of extinction as mighty Tyrant Nexomon fight for dominion over humans and monsters. Join the guild of tamers and begin an epic journey to restore balance before all hope is lost. - Read our Nexomon: Extinction review

Piffle: A Cat Puzzle Adventure (Hipster Whale, 2nd Sep, $19.95) - Line up your best shot in this adorable puzzle arcade adventure! Collect an army of cute Piffle Balls to help you clear a mishmash of challenging blocks and obstacles.

Retro Classix 2in1 pack: Bad Dudes & Two Crude Dudes (27th Aug, $9.99) - Expect Double Trouble with this pack of 2 classic Data East titles at a great value price!

Road To Guangdong (Excalibur Games, 28th Aug, $24.99) - Sunny’s life is at a crossroads. She knows everything’s about to change. She just doesn’t know how yet. She glances again at the contract. The good news is she’s now the proud owner of her family‘s cherished restaurant. The bad news? It’s seen better days. A tap at the door announces the arrival of her aunt, Guu Ma. Yep, everything’s about to change alright.

Serious Scramblers (Chinykian Games, 27th Aug, $1.99) - A seemingly bottomless pit has appeared and bloodcurdling shrieks can be heard from the depths below. What lies in the deep? The only reasonable thing to do is to jump in and find out! Overcome insurmountable odds in this highly challenging jumpless platformer! Welcome to Serious Scramblers!

Solitaire Klondike Minimal (Hook Games, 28th Aug, $2.99) - Beautiful minimalist design, nothing will disturb you from the puzzle.

Struggling (FRONTIER, 27th Aug, $14.99) - Two hideous heads are better than one. Inventive co-op will test the firmest of friendships. Grab a partner and work together by controlling one arm each. When even walking takes a combined effort, communication is key to keeping your cool. Crawl, swing, clamber, and slide to victory Manipulate each arm independently and latch onto literally anything you see, from suspicious levers to dangling eyeballs.

Ultimate Fishing Simulator (27th Aug, $19.99) - Bored of waiting for a bite? Would you like to catch some fish? You're lucky - in Ultimate Fishing Simulator, fish bite like crazy! Spinning, float fishing, ground fishing and more!

West of Dead (Raw Fury, 26th Aug, $19.99) - Purgatory, Wyoming, 1888. A place of gun smoke and darkness, sin and damnation, wendigos and witches. A shifting, chaotic world that takes its form from the memories, culture or beliefs of the souls who pass through. When a dead man awakens with only the memory of a figure in black, he sets into motion a chain of events that have truly mythic consequences.

Witcheye (Devolver Digital, 27th Aug, $4.99) - Witcheye is a big, colorful, old-school platform adventure with a unique touchscreen control system that gives unparalleled control over the hero. Swipe to move and touch to stop, bouncing off of enemies and dodging hazards in six vibrant worlds. Set off on an adventure as a mild-mannered witch who transforms into a flying eyeball of vengeance after a smarmy knight and wizard steal her spell ingredients.

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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!