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
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Nintendo, 16th Oct, Software free to download - Note. The physical Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit product is required to play the game) - The fast-paced racing action of the Mario Kart series is speeding into the real world. Using a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite system, you control a physical kart and race it on custom courses you create in your own home. Square off against Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings in eight unique Grand Prix cups. Each race will show off different customizations that you can use on your own course. Bring your imagination to life as your real-world surroundings transform into the ultimate Mario Kart competition. - Read our Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit review-in-progress.
Röki (CI Games, 15th Oct, $19.99) - Every dark fairytale has its monster. Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore, underpinned by a touching narrative, an alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration. Join Tove on a fantastical journey to save her family – a journey that takes her deep into a hidden and long forgotten world of lost folklore filled with strange locations and even stranger creatures. Explore the ancient wilderness, solve its mysteries and save your family in this modern adventure game for all.
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 (Jackbox Games, 15th Oct, $29.99) - Five new incredible party games to liven up any gathering! Check out the say-anything threequel Quiplash 3, the collaborative chaos game The Devils and the Details, the drawing fighting game Champ’d Up, the on-the-spot public-speaking game Talking Points or the pop culture guessing game Blather Round. Play with your phone, tablets or computers. No extra controllers needed!
Switch eShop - New Releases
9 Monkeys of Shaolin (16th Oct, $29.99) - In this beat ‘em up game you‘ll play as the Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng who wants to avenge the death of his friends and family. Get your battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in Medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies. Invite your friend to help you fight through waves of enemies and complete the game together. Achieve victory as you discover various unlockable perks, items and fighting styles.
Along the Edge (Nova-box, 15th Oct, $16.99) - Daphné is at a dead-end. She's unsatisfied by her personal and professional life. So, when she inherits an old family house in a remote part of the country, she jumps at the opportunity to start anew. Does she decide to embrace her legacy or does she hang to her old way of life?
Alpaca Ball: Allstars (BadLand Publishing, 15th Oct, $19.99) - Soccer with the alpacas! Win the cup and humiliate your opponents in this fun, crazy and chaotic party-game. GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Play the craziest kind of soccer with the furriest alpacas around the world. Block, ram your opponents and dive-kick your way to that dream goal! Enjoy the frantic local multiplayer for up to 8 players. Take your alpaca to glory in solo career mode, or share the credit with the local two-player co-op! Enjoy all the different arenas and stadiums inspired by famous locations such as South American Machu Picchu!
Arcade Archives ARABIAN (HAMSTER, 8th Oct, $7.99) - "ARABIAN" is an action game released by SUNSOFT in 1983. Set in ancient Persia, a young Arabian boy embarks on a journey to rescue a captured princess. On ships, in caves, and in palaces. . . Make full use of various actions to collect the magic vases!
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials (DANGEN Entertainment, 15th Oct, $19.99) - Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials is a snarky action-adventure puzzle game with a good dose of humor. Explore hundreds of secret-filled rooms, fight big bosses, gather companions for your party and use the powers of Pip -your bat buddy- to solve puzzles and escape the eldritch abyss! *Crash* . . . That was the sound of you landing face first in an abyss filled with monsters, traps, and eldritch secrets. But hey, it's ok barbarian, you are not alone: Pip, your best friend -and mysteriously luminous bat- is with you.
Bright Paw (Rogue Games, 16th Oct, $12.99) - A gunshot rattles the house and now your owners are dead; clearly murdered. But why? And where’s the culprit? These answers won’t be easy to come by, especially because you’re the family cat! Guided by the omniscient Narrator, play as the feline hero Theo as he embarks on an epic adventure to solve the crime and exact revenge on the evildoers. The quest will take you through more than 70 bespoke levels, each an escape room puzzle with unique hazards, and an intriguing, fully voiced narrative full of twists and turns.
Brunswick Pro Billiards (Farsight Studios, 14th Oct, $19.99) - Brunswick Pro Billiards is the most realistic and immersive billiards game available for any platform. This is an officially licensed Brunswick product featuring real pool tables, pool cues, and billiard ball sets. Compete against friends or other players online for Brunswick Bucks! Use those winnings to upgrade equipment and tables. Players can also hone their skills against A. I. opponents, battle friends in local multiplayer matches, and play single player Challenge Modes offering a variety of gameplay options.
Burst Shooter (Funalter Games, 15th Oct, $1.99) - "Burst Shooter" is a fun and creative game developped by one person. Control this little cute bird to fight against waves of armies of balls. Only when the balls hit the edges of the screen will they burst! You can push the balls to the edges with the bullets you shoot or with the bird itself. The more balls bursted, the faster you leveling up, the faster the bird upgrades and evolves, and the faster you can shoot! Excitement is guaranteed all the way through!
Castle of no Escape (QubicGames, 15th Oct, $2.99) - Countless heroes have tried and failed to destroy the ancient spell that holds the castle walls. Meanwhile, hundreds of monsters are roaming inside, guarding the sword shards — the last known thing to be capable of defeating the demonic castle owner, thus shattering its magical structure. Although you are not alone — some help could be obtained from the merchants, who, for reasons not truly understood, offer their services right inside the lair of evil. Though, it seems to be only a matter of time for them to disappear. . . Plan your every step carefully, because save points aren't a thing in a rogue-lite game! There is, however, another option. There are two difficulty modes: PAL/NTSC. If the game feels too unforgiving, you can tone down the difficulty, lowering the framerate to 50 (PAL). Note, though, that music and sounds become more evil at the 83% of their original pitch. Just like in old NES games, you need to input 13 characters to get back to your game session.
Cloudpunk (Merge Games, 15th Oct, $24.99) - A neon-noir story in a rain-drenched cyberpunk metropolis. It’s your first night on the job working for the Cloudpunk delivery service. Two rules: Don’t miss a delivery and don’t ask what’s in the package. Your name is Rania. This is your first night working for Cloudpunk, the semi-legal delivery company based in the sprawling city of Nivalis. You go everywhere, from the Marrow below to the spires that pierce the grey clouds high above before scraping the edge of the troposphere. No delivery job is too dangerous, and no one is faster than a Cloudpunk driver.
Crown Trick (Team17, 16th Oct, $19.99) - Enter a labyrinth that moves as you move, where mastering the elements is key to defeating enemies and uncovering the mysteries of this underground world. Crown Trick is a beautifully animated rogue-like RPG adventure characterized by turn-based combat and skill-item interactive strategy. Enter a labyrinth that moves as you move, where mastering the elements is key to defeating enemies and uncovering the mysteries of this underground world. With a new experience awaiting every time you enter the dungeon, let the power bestowed by the crown guide you in this challenging adventure!
Dead Z Meat (isTom Games, 15th Oct, $9.99) - Grab a gun and get blasting - these zombies are as vicious as they are silly. It's the apocalypse again! You may very well be the last person on Earth! Grab your gun and get blasting - these zombies are as vicious as they are silly. Survive day to day, upgrade your arsenal and supercharge your powerups to wreak havoc on the horde of dead meat shambling in your neighbourhood.
Dadish (Thomas K Young, 14th Oct, $10.00) - Explore an exciting world, face off with fast-food themed foes, and reunite Dadish with his missing children in this challenging platforming adventure. A challenging retro platformer from the creator of Super Fowlst with dialog that is funny, but not TOO funny. 50 cool levels to beat, 50 rude and sassy baby radishes to find, fast-food dudes that will try to kill you, five big tasty bosses, a screechy possum, the joys of fatherhood. A pretty good soundtrack I guess. I like the graphics I hope you do too.
Dream (Winking, 15th Oct, $9.99) - You wake up and find yourself locked up in the morgue of a strange hospital. You’ve finally escaped and all of the people you meet are strangers. You c figure out how you got there and you don’t know why you’re there. Not only are you stuck, but strange events occur one after the other — patients are killed, strange figures appear, there are rooms that shouldn’t exist, children are missing. . . , what happened to this hospital? Dream is a mysterious and dramatic puzzle game where the players play the protagonist that has woken up in an unfamiliar hospital.
Dustoff Z (Zordix, 15th Oct, $14.99) - Dustoff Z is a game about maneuvering combat-helicopters in one of the harshest weather conditions possible – A Zombie Apocalypse. Hire gunners to ride along and engage in a variety of missions such as rescue operations, convoy defense, and high-value target destruction. Train and improve a gallery of different shooters, as well as upgrade and maintain a bunch of different helicopters – all with their own unique playstyle. Use your chopper’s winch to interact with the environment. Pick up supply drops, place base defenses, bring back the largest zombies for analysis, or why not use a shipping container as a battle ram?
Electronic Super Joy 2 (Hard Copy Games, 15th Oct, $9.99) - Electronic Super Joy 2 is a brutally hard platformer, set in a world of brain-smashing electronic music. Run, jump, smash & slice your way through a world of giant monsters, spinning lasers & secret doggos. Includes the bonus worlds of the Derp Dragon, and The Groove Wizard's Tower, + all the content from the Gold Edition! Fight the Derp Dragon with the new ability, Sky Dagger! Climb the Groove Wizard's Tower and face all his brand new weird monsters! New in-game music tracks, from the musicians you love!
Fight (Sabec, 15th Oct, $9.99) - Are you ready to Fight! Many fighters receive an anonymous message about the exact location of hidden treasure in the ancient ruins of Saqqar. As the fighters descend into the ancient ruins, driven by greed, little do they know an evil deception awaits them. The infamous Draegon is the creator of this deception, whose motive is to take the life force of the fighters by using mysterious illusions from other worlds to make them fight one another. Fight is an fun, easy to play one on one fighting game with many different fighters and scenes to choose from no Fight will be the same.
Green Hell (Forever Entertainment, 8th Oct, $24.99) - You are left alone in the jungle without any food or equipment, trying to survive and find your way out. Clinging to life, the player is set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind. How long can you survive against the dangers of the unknown? On this journey, you won’t get any help from the outside world. Equipped only with your bare hands you’ll have to learn actual survival techniques to build shelters, make tools, and craft weapons in order to hunt and defend yourself.
HARDCORE MECHA (Lightning Games, 15th Oct, $24.99) - Become an ace pilot and strike like a hero in HARDCORE MECHA! Mercenary Tarethur O’Connell, an ACE pilot of Hardcore Defense Corp, were drawn into a conspiracy rebellion during a mission. Facing continuous battles and overwhelming conflicts, Tarethur starts to re-think about what he is fighting for..
HyperBrawl Tournament (20th Oct, $24.99) - The universe’s greatest heroes have gathered to compete in a showdown for the ages; the legendary HyperBrawl Tournament! Armed with unique weapons and a thirst for glory, take to battle-tested arenas in this 1-4 player arcade-style sports brawler played locally or online. Only the universe’s elite champions can summon this incredible skill. The HyperCurve lets you seize control of the ball mid-flight to ‘magically' manoeuvre it around the opposition and obstacles to score legendary goals that could only happen in HyperBrawl.
Inside Grass: A little adventure (PrimeBit Games, 8th Oct, $4.99) - Jump into the fantastic world of insects! Avoid obstacles, complete quests and develop your character. Be skillful and let yourself be carried away by the adventure in the grass Discover the story of two children who have been magically reduced to the size of the ants. Explore magnificent worlds of the garden with them, each of these worlds full of various creatures living in the midst of grass. Collect the items you need to pass and uncover the secrets of the small-big world that you've come across. On your way, you will meet both hostile insects and friendly characters, often in need of your help.
Juiced! (TimothyvanderHoeven, 8th Oct, $4.99) - An evil wizard is searching for the Eternal Crystals to power his malicious machine. Help treasure hunter Tiko in his epic quest to find the crystals and save the galaxy from certain doom! Juiced! is a 2d adventure platformer with exciting gameplay, unique puzzles and challenging bosses.
Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Ocean Media, 15th Oct, $9.99) - Step into the world of interstellar travel, where Space Pirates lurk at every corner. Kaptain Brawe, a Space Police officer will embark on a journey filled with quests, conspiracies and general chaos, as he and his friends follow the lead of two kidnapped alien scientists.
Outpost Delta (Hidden Achievement, 20th Oct, $24.99) - An abandoned research station has gone unnoticed in the depths of space for years, until now. With an army of invasive aliens boarding the station, the outpost AI has rebooted its last remaining defense drone: Delta. Now Delta needs to repel the Klaath threat, save the outpost, and head out into space to search for answers.
Postal REDUX (MD GAMES, 16th Oct, $9.99) - POSTAL Redux is a high definition remake of The Postal Dude's infamous first foray into the world. Prepare to experience his psychological journey with faithfully recreated high resolution visuals, remastered music, sounds, and dialog, and revamped and modernized gameplay. Crazed gunmen out for your blood await you around every corner. The only choice is clear: Get them before they get you.
Ring of Pain (Humble Games, 15th Oct, $19.99) - Enter the Ring of Pain. . . Delve into randomly generated ring dungeons where encounters come to you! Observe and plan your route. Will you go for the loot or backstab a creeping horror? As you scavenge, fight and sneak to new encounters, the ring reacts to your actions. Play as fast or slow as you like in this challenging, turn-based roguelike. Just be careful where you tread - You may find yourself ambushed, or worse...
Road 3 Pack (Digital Game Group, 9th Oct, $7.99) - Try out this 3 games in 1 Pack Switchy Road - A simple, yet challenging puzzler to keep you on your toes at home or on the go. Cross and drift the road in this RALLY racing game to avoid other cars. RACE on the road while trying to earn coins and reach high scores. Pick your favorite race car and free roam the open highway, getting the highest score possible.
Rock ’N Racing Bundle Grand Prix & Rally (16th Oct, $19.99) - This pack includes the games: Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing and Rally Rock 'N Racing. Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing gives you the fastest, most exciting races. You can evolve your car, improving the engine, brakes, tires and more until you've achieved the perfect evolution to win the Championship! In Rally Rock'N Racing, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of natural environments, such as deserts, snow-covered mountains, forests... where you can show your skill at the wheel, competing against everyone to become the fastest.
Seers Isle (Nova-box, 15th Oct, $16.99) - • Story: “The island… It was my prison. For ages, I roamed the land, helpless, looking for a way out. And then, they arrived. ” A group of shaman apprentices set foot on the shores of a sacred island to be initiated to magic. As they progress through the wilderness, looking for the “Seers”, their spirit-guides, they realize they’re not alone. Who is this strange horned woman they are seeing in their dreams?
Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut (15th Oct, $9.99) - Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is a powder keg of high octane, hair-whipping, hip shaking action! Winner of IGN’s Game of the Year and Metacritic’s highest rated game of 2010, this enhanced classic features thousands of frames of animation and huge multi-sprite bosses. Guide Half-Genie Shantae through burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies, and master the art of belly-dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures.
Shoot 1UP DX (Mommys Best Games, 15th Oct, $5.99) - Instead of stowing each 1UP you collect, each new ship becomes playable immediately, resulting in an ever-growing armada of destruction! With your home world ruined, lead your detached battalion's charge by destroying the mechanical-tentacle hybrid attack forces responsible for your pain.
Space Avenger: Empire of Nexx (9th Oct, $14.99) -
The Empire of Nexx grows unchecked, conquering world after world. All seems hopeless.. What can one Rookie pilot do? Can one person change the fate of the galaxy? Space Avenger is a super fast paced, top down arena, rogue shooter with multiple ships and over 90 upgrades that will aid you in your war against the Nexx Empire.
Space Crew (Curve Digital, 15th Oct, $19.99) - Captain's Log, Star Date 2152. This is Space Crew. Its continuing mission: To defend Earth and humankind, to eliminate the extraterrestrial threat and to boldly go where no Crew has gone before! Space Crew is the brand new sequel to acclaimed strategic survival simulation game Bomber Crew.
Super Arcade Racing (OutOfTheBit, 8th Oct, $9.99) - Prepare to enter the world of underground car racing to save your brother. It's not going to be easy, but taking part in the Super Arcade Racing tournament is the only way you can see your brother again and solve the mystery behind the organisation that kidnapped him.
Super Dragonfly Chronicles (Marco Ayala Games, 17th Oct, $6.99) - Play as Mark West in his journey to find the truth behind his father´s death and a strange alien armor left for him.
TERROR SQUID (Apt Games, 15th Oct, $9.99) - Create your own bullet hell in this escalating symphony of destruction. How long can you survive? A bullet hell with a sinister twist. Think fast and strategically as you weave through a bullet hell of your own making. Easy to learn and hard to master, TERROR SQUID is an arcade experience unlike any other.
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 (Jackbox Games, 15th Oct, $29.99) - Five new incredible party games to liven up any gathering! 1) The say-anything threequel Quiplash 3 (3-8 players). 2) The collaborative chaos game The Devils and the Details (3-8 players). 3) The drawing fighting game Champ’d Up (3-8 players). 4) The on-the-spot public-speaking game Talking Points (3-8 players). 5) The pop culture guessing game Blather Round (2-6 players).
This is the Zodiac Speaking (Klabater, 15th Oct, $19.99) - This is the Zodiac Speaking is a fact-based single-player psychological thriller based on the story of Zodiac, one of the most famous never-caught serial killers. It mixes vintage ’70s California visuals and an original epic cinematic soundtrack with gameplay elements that include classic horror, investigation, stealth mechanics, and multiple endings to discover. - Read our This is the Zodiac Speaking review
Tricky Spider (RRJ, 15th Oct, $5.00) - Move the spider Adanson up and down to avoid the approaching obstacles! The simple but deep operability, such as pressing the button, releasing it, and pressing it finely, becomes addictive. And this game can be played cooperatively by two people! Through the meadows, through the forest . . . What's ahead? See it with your own eyes! A game that is easy to play and addictive! That is "Tricky Spider! "
Two Parsecs From Earth (Ratalaika Games, 16th Oct, $7.99) - Robot Z3-L1’s ship has crash landed on an inhospitable planet called Dimidium filled with alien landscapes and hostile surroundings. To escape and return home, Z3-L1 (/zeli/) must gather clues, gain powers and discover artifacts needed to fix a space ship. Explore the planet in this Metroidvania-style exploration game where the environment is your enemy! Like a super-intelligent space robot, Two Parsecs From Earth gameplay is remarkable interactive and adaptive to you!
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed (Outright Games, 16th Oct, $39.99) - Unleash the wild mecha power and animal instinct of Zoids, in spectacular head-to-head battles on Nintendo Switch. With stunning graphics faithful to the Zoids Wild anime, and an intuitive 3D combat system that lets you chain incredible combos instinctively, Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed is the ultimate showdown between your favorite pilots and their Zoids!
3DS eShop - New Releases
Bricks Pinball (nuGAME, 15th Oct, $9.99) - Bricks Pinball is a brick breaker game which combines the game mechanics of a traditional brick breaker and a flipper game. Play through 15 exciting levels as you aim for a high score.
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!