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
Kirby Fighters 2 (Nintendo, 24th Sep, $19.99) - Kirby joins familiar friends and foes, such as Bandana Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Gooey and Magolor, to duke it out in a series of blistering battles. Each of the playable copy abilities and characters has their own play style and set of moves, so you’ll want to experiment with them all to discover and master your favorite. With a total of 22 different fighting styles to try out – including Kirby’s new Wrestler ability – you can choose your own fighting flair and ascend the treacherous battle tower! With multiplayer free-for-alls and team battles, you can prove your strength to become the last Kirby standing.
Going Under (Team17, 24th Sep, $19.99) - Going Under is a satirical dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. As an unpaid intern in the dystopian city of Neo-Cascadia, you’ll wield office junk as weaponry as you make your way through the offbeat procedural dungeons beneath your company campus.
Embracelet (Machineboy, 24th Sep, $11.99) - Embracelet is an adventure game set in Northern Norway – a unique coming-of-age story about love, loss, friendship, family and a magical bracelet with mysterious powers. Explore a Norwegian island and solve puzzles while using the magical bracelet. Make friends and choices that can affect the outcome of the heartwarming story, accompanied by a beautiful orchestral soundtrack.
Rocket League (Psyonix Studios) - Speed into the next chapter of Rocket League for free. Download the game’s exciting new update and compete in its high-octane hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem. Play revamped features like Tournaments and Challenges, enjoy cross-platform progression and more. It’s time to take your shot, because Rocket League is now free to play! - Read our Rocket League review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Alluris (562 Interactive, 24th Sep, $9.99) - Prepare to embark on a journey like no other in Alluris. In this choose your own adventure game play as a reluctant hero or villain to save the world… or just save a colony of bears from some lumberjacks. However you play, you’re sure to walk away with a few crazy stories about your adventure.
Bacon Man: An Adventure (Skymap Games, 29th Sep, $9.99) - Description: Take on the role of Bacon Man, and battle through the food groups to confront those who’ve condemned him. Clear his name, and reclaim his rightful place on the Meat Throne.
BIG-Bobby-Car – The Big Race (Wild River Games, 24th Sep, $29.99) - Whiz across a world full of adventures in your BIG-Bobby-Car. Meet other BIG-Bobby-Cars, complete tricky missions and discover hidden treasures until the day comes when you win the annual Big Race and whoop it up on the winners podium as new champion.
Bomber Fox (Forever Entertainment, 17th Sep, $4.99) - Action, sci-fi-themed game of the new generation, with an emphasis put into the dynamic gameplay, diverse level design, and innovative game modes. Tackle enemy hordes in challenging battles - alone or with a friend, or try the VS mode for up to 4 players! Teach Those Robots A Lesson!
Breakpoint (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, 24th Sep, $4.99) - Bring a Sword to a Gunfight Say goodbye to lasers and experience the full impact of twin-stick gameplay with full-contact combat in 'Breakpoint.' Use multiple weapon types like hammers, axes, and swords to smash, cut, and slash your way through waves of up to twelve enemy classes. Inspired by favorites like 'Geometry Wars,' 'Breakpoint' brings the unbridled chaos of arcade shooters into the world of melee.
Car Driving School Simulator (BoomBit Games, 25th Sep, $13.99) - Car Driving School Simulator is one of the most realistic car games available! In this feature-packed game you will test your skills driving awesome cars and learn useful traffic rules along the way!
Cooking Tycoons 2 – 3 in 1 Bundle (Baltoro Games, 25th Sep, $12.99) - Sharpen your skill as you cook a variety of delicious meals all over the world! Become the master chef you always dreamed of becoming! Cook hundreds of tasty dishes with all the possible kitchen appliances and countless ingredients! Spend your profits on upgrades on ingredients and appliances for your restaurant to attract more clients!
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon (Nerd Monkeys, 30th Sep, $9.99) - A strange murder has occurred in the Hotel Lisbon. A man committed suicide with 14 stabs to the back, while at the same time peacefully drinking his coffee. This case, with contradictory facts, could only be solved by the amazing Detective Case and his sidekick Clown Bot.
Gothic Murder: Adventure That Changes Destiny (orange, 24th Sep, $11.99) - Can she, a maid in an earl's household, change the fate of the lord she serves? An original mystery game, developed by Orange--creator of many mystery ADVs, such as the "Jake Hunter Detective Story" series. In each chapter, tragedy will befall our heroine, unless the player can stop them.
Great Conqueror: Rome (CIRCLE Entertainment, 24th Sep, $9.99) - A strategy experience with incredible detail and depth, you control great Commanders including Caesar, Pompey, Antony, Octavian, and Spartacus. Make major decisions on deployments, city improvements and more to emerge victorious! Take on the Campaign mode to relive history and lead an empire across Africa, Europe and Asia. Lead legions across historic wars, build cities, recruit soldiers, develop gear and naval fleets, and research new technologies – you have control.
GRISAIA PHANTOM TRIGGER 04 (PROTOTYPE, 17th Sep, $14.99) - Several years after Yuuji Kazami and his friends fought for their lives in a fierce battle, a new generation of heroines gather at Mihama Academy, which has been reinstated as a 'specialist training school'. Taking place in the same world as The Fruit of Grisaia, new characters bring an exciting fresh take in the fourth story of this brand new series! This thrilling story, which unfolds at the reborn Mihama Academy, will undoubtedly excite not only those who have played previous releases, but those who are new to the series as well!
Jet Set Knights (Ratalaika Games, 25th Sep, $9.99) - The king has gone away for a while, making the kingdom ripe for attack by theforces from the dark underworld. Princess Kitty and her subjects are now in danger! Can you save the day! ? Control one of the four brave knights, face hundreds of evil creatures and protect the princess at all costs! Jet Set Knights is an old-school arcade action platformer inspired by classics from the golden age! Experience a new take on the classic with unique tower defense and RPG elements!
Lost Ember (Undefined, 24th Sep, $29.99) - A breathtakingly beautiful world holds the secrets of its past for you and your companion to uncover in this 5-hour journey. Experience the contrasting stories of the fall of mankind and the lush life in a world reclaimed by nature with a wolf as your main character and a determined companion at your side. Explore the land, sea, and air, as you possess any creature you come across to experience life from a whole new perspective. Fly through gargantuan canyon valleys as a parrot! Tumble through the grass as a wombat! Swim through shimmering lakes as a fish!
Micro Pico Racers (Forsaken Games, 24th Sep, $3.99) - Micro Pico Racers is a fun top-down arcade racing game with a retro style graphics where you control of little cars racing over exciting tracks. Start your engines and prepare for the craziest and most addictive racing game ever. Fast-paced racing game with a fresh interpretation of the 16-bit style. This is an arcade racing game based on games that we loved playing in the arcades growing up. You could say it's inspired by those games, it's a tribute to them!
My Diggy Dog 2 (King Bird Games, 24th Sep, $9.99) - A couple of adventurers named Christopher and Clara once traveled the world in search of ancient treasure and the secrets of the universe. During one of their expeditions they met a cute puppy and named him Marty. Since then he has always traveled with them and is passionate about adventure and digging.
Projection: First Light (29th Sep, $19.99) - Projection: First Light follows the adventures of Greta, a girl living in a mythological shadow puppet world, as she embarks on a journey of self-enlightenment with the assistance of legendary heroes from each culture she explores. Accompanied by atmospheric visuals and an ethereal soundtrack made with antique instruments used for shadow puppet performances, Projection: First Light takes players on an inclusive voyage through the history of shadow puppets as it evolves through Indonesia, China, Turkey, Greece, and 19th century England.
Retro Classix Collection #1: Data East (Golem Entertainment, 24th Sep, $22.99) - BAD DUDES: The Bad Dudes must pursue the ninjas through the streets of New York City, a moving big rig truck, a large storm sewer and much more, in order to save President Ronnie. JOE & MAC: Grab your club and get ready to go on a wild, prehistoric adventure with the Cavemen Ninjas - Joe & Mac! Help Joe and Mac, two cavemen who fight against enemy cavemen and dinosaurs using prehistoric weapons.
Rivals of Aether (Dan Fornace, 24th Sep, $29.99) - RIVALS OF AETHER is an indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Choose a Rival to bring into the battlefield and manipulate the powers of the classical elements and animal movement. Praised for its competitive gameplay and intensive training tools, Rivals of Aether is the perfect entry to the Platform Fighter genre.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition (Frontier, 24th Sep, $29.99) - Build the park of a lifetime and rediscover the critically acclaimed rollercoaster simulation bestseller. Brought to life in this new Complete Edition, relive the full RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 experience or dive in for the first time and feel the thrill of a genre-defining classic, complete with both Soaked! and Wild! expansion packs. Your Park. Your Way Whatever you want to create, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 gives you the tools and freedom to build the amusement park of your dreams.
Secrets of Me (D3 Publisher, 24th Sep, $14.99) - A romance game in which the protagonist gets plastic surgery and chases after handsome men in the name of love, for the player who's tired of run-of-the-mill otome games. Available in Japanese, English, and Traditional Chinese. Wanting to catch the attention of the object of your affection, Ichiro Yamada, you undergo plastic surgery. You also happen to have been taught the ins and outs of being a private eye. Using your tailing skills, you uncover a shocking secret: Yamada makes his living by being a marriage scammer. As you fall into despair, handsome men appear before you one after an other. It's time to pick yourself up and give chase.
SELFY COLLECTION The dream fashion stylist! (GCREST, 24th Sep, $19.99) - From the popular avatar "Selfy", played by 13 million people globally, comes a new fashion coordinating game for the Nintendo Switch! As a newbie stylist, you get to travel around the world to coordinate outfits of your dreams!
Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia (Outright Games, 25th Sep, $39.99) - Jump into the world of Trollhunters as Jim Lake Jr. to stop Porgon the Trickster Troll and his sneaky plans! Team up with Claire in couch co-op and also get a helping hand from lots more loved characters to face unknown evil forces and help stop the Time-pocalypse! Upgrade your armour and boost your abilities to become more powerful than ever. The fate of the universe is in your hands!
Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ (Sekai Games, 28th Sep, $29.99) - What is Undead Darlings? Journey with a crew of half-zombie girls as you crawl through dungeons, beating up twisted creatures that were born from the fall of society in fast-paced turn-based RPG combat, and ultimately deliver the only known cure for what ails your party members to a place where it can be mass produced!
WARTILE (Deck 13, 24th Sep, $24.99) - Experience a living, breathing tabletop video game that invites the player into a miniature universe full of small adventures set in beautifully handcrafted diorama battle boards inspired by Norse mythology to honor the Vikings! Wartile is a cool-down based game that keeps the action flowing, with ample opportunities to plan your moves.
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!
Kirby Fighters 2 vs Rivals of Aether. Who'll come out on top?
I had one heck of a hard time linking my PSN, Switch, and Epic Games accounts last night but I finally did it. I was able to transport all my PS4 Rocket League progress to my Switch. I'm quite happy about that 😀
Nothing, except for the updated games on the SNES app.
Super Kirby smash bros.
Nothing will entice me for a very long time. After last week (SM3DAS, Hades, SNES updates), the good game cup runneth over.
Cant take my mitts off the mario collection still. Theres games I want, but I simply won't have the time.
Rivals of Aether is dope. Best Smash Bros that isn't Smash Bros.
Also, of interest on Steam: Ginga Force. If you're a weeb and like spaceship shooters, That game is right up your alley.
Nothing for me this week, though I'll consider getting RCT 3 sometime in the future. I have more than enough games to play right now lol.
Embracelet for me. Lost Ember looks good but I'm not a fan of the $30 price point for 5 hour games; I understand going from $20 to $25 as production values improve across the board, but 20% more on top of that is a bit much. And I'll look for reviews of Selfy Collection because Style Savvy is a wildly underrated game that I'm still waiting for on the Switch, but I'll be honest, I'm not too hopeful I'll find anything other than shovelware.
I bought Hades yesterday morning but then they go and quick drop Kirby Fighters 2 so I'm absolutely playing that first lol
Smash fans, look into Rivals of Aether. It's fantastic.
Definitely grabbing KF2 as soon as possible.
No, I’m not talking about Killing Floor 2.
I’ll tell ya what, after that Sega sale and buying a few long-wanted RPGs, and now having finally gotten my filthy mits on a copy of Beetle Adventure Racing again (so excited), I won’t be playing Switch for quite a bit. Maybe I’ll hop in a bit for Curse of the Moon 2 and 3D All Stars, but that’s about it for now.
Waiting on reviews for Wartile. Looks pretty cool.
@sketchturner Sweet! Does that work both ways? So if I download the PS4 version I can send over my Switch progress and purchases?
@sleepinglion Yes! You have to create an Epic Games account and then you can connect your console accounts to it. Then everything is tethered together and your progress/ unlocks show up across all platforms you play on.
Was anyone else tricked by Jet Set Knights and thought for a second that Jet Set Radio came to switch. Cause that was a real emotional roller coaster.
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3!
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw came out Tuesday. Picked that up immediately!
Darn, almost thought there was a "Big Blomby Car" in the selection.
When Jet Set Radio came out, I was excited because I thought that it was a sequel to Jet Set Willy. I was so disappointed! 😆
Just RCT3 for me!
@RupeeClock rivals has better gameplay than smash IMO
@Blooper987 Ha. Funny
@DJ_Cheemstar I actually think that, smash is better in almost any way. But a find rivals more fun to play
I already paid for Rocket League. But it's cool, I really wanted the physical edition anyway
@sketchturner Thanks, bro! I created an account and linked my systems. My DLC didn't appear to transfer, nor did my progress. The only thing it brought over was a bunch of Stranger Things unlock stuff. How did you migrate your DLC and progress? The official troubleshooting site gave me some tips, but none of them worked. Thanks!
I want RoA on Switch, but $30 is a bit steep for me this week...
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