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
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Nintendo, 1st Oct, free with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription) - The iconic platforming action of Super Mario Bros. gets a 35-player twist in this free-to-download game that’s exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online players. Race against time, defeat enemies and sabotage your opponents in an online* battle to become the last Mario standing. Each player is given the same timed stage, but defeating enemies will earn you extra time while you attack your opponents. With the right combination of speed, skill and strategy, you just might thrive in Super Mario Bros. 35! (Playable until March 31, 2021).
Rogue Company (Hi-Rez Studios, 30th Sep, $0.00) - Rogue Company is now free to play! The fate of the world is in your hands in this third-person, tactical-action shooter. Suit up as one of the elite agents of Rogue Company, each with their own individual set of skills, and save the day in a variety of different game modes. - Read our Rogue Company review and more about the F2P update
Ys Origin (Dotemu, 1st Oct, $19.99) - Enter the World of Ys and discover the epic Japanese action role-playing game. Following a devastating demonic invasion, the twin Goddesses use their magic to bring the inhabitants of legendary Ys safely into the sky. While the demons work to construct Devil’s Tower and reach the humans’ new abode, the Goddesses disappear. As a mighty warrior or a cunning mage, you must seek the Goddesses in Devil’s Tower. Your swordsmanship and spells will help you banish evil from the land of your ancestors. - Read our Ys Origin review
Switch eShop - New Releases
103 (Dystopia Interactive, 2nd Oct, $9.99) - Lily has never been quite like other people. Since she was a child, her wild imagination and strong memory have given her the talent to create her own home. A place in her mind away from the dangers of the world, to keep her dreams and memories safe. But during a night out with her friends, something happened. Something terrible and now her life has changed forever. Help Lily use her imagination to unlock her memories and relive the events of that night.
9th Dawn III (Valorware, 6th Oct, $15.99) - 9th Dawn III is a huge 2D open world Role Playing Game and collectathon dungeon crawler packed full of adventure! Delve into the depths of the darkest dungeons, fighting over 270 unique monsters and searching for vast amounts of loot, treasures and rare materials.
Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders (Microids, 6th Oct, $29.99) - The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Once again, the private detective will find himself up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of "ABC". Your intelligence will never have been so challenged! You will have to explore many crime scenes in various cities set in beautiful surroundings across the United Kingdom.
Air Missions: HIND (Grindstone, 24th Sep, $24.99) - Air Missions: HIND is an action combat flight simulator based on the Russian Mi-24 Hind assault helicopter, also known as the 'Flying Tank'. Equip the weapon of your choice!
Animals for Toddlers (winterworks, 24th Sep, $6.99) - Tap the different animals to interact with them and hear their common sounds or other funny noises. Some animals and little surprises are hidden within the game. Can you find all secrets? The game features SIX different locations: Farm, Antarctica, Desert, Jungle, Ocean, and Australia. The game makes use of the touch screen functionality only. So the menu and every scene can be played with touch controls only.
Arcade Archives BURNIN’ RUBBER (HAMSTER, 24th Sep, $7.99) - "BURNIN' RUBBER" is an action game released by Data East in 1982. Race the course against enemy vehicles, avoiding obstacles and aiming to be first to the goal. Speeding up will make it possible to jump, allowing you to not only avoid obstacles, but also land on enemy vehicles, exploding them to gain points.
Birthday of Midnight (Ratalaika Games, 2nd Oct, $4.99) - From the creators of Midnight, Midnight Deluxe, and 36 Fragments of Midnight comes another round of golf-like action fun! Everyone’s favorite fairy is back and ready to be once again launched into the sky. But as always, treacherous obstacles like spikes, circular saws, and plenty of other dangerous hazards are par for the course. To earn a perfect score you must accurately complete each level in the minimum number of strokes, providing an additional layer of challenge. Do you have the skill to swing for a hole in one?
Candy Raid: The Factory (KR Game Studios, 1st Oct, $4.99) - Candy Raid: The Factory is a retro top-down puzzle and exploration game. You play the candy-happy witch Candy as she uses her elemental powers to solve puzzles and unlock secrets in her never-ending quest to sate her sweet tooth. Glorious retro pixel art in a top-down adventure style. Family-friendly non-violent puzzle action and adventure.
Charterstone: Digital Edition (Acram, 6th Oct, $24.99) - The official digital adaptation of Jamey Stegmaier’s board game - Charterstone! It’s a campaign strategy game with high replayability, where players build the new Eternal City! Build and discover in Charterstone!
Danger Gazers (Ultimate Games, 5th Oct, $9.99) - Unlock new heroes and relics as you try to conquer the wasteland, master the skills, decisions and patience. Luck is not on your side. It's all about replayability and maximum randomization. Procedurally generated levels? Check. Random map generation? Check. Random events? Check. Tons of guns and items? Double check!
Farm Builder (LAN - GAMES EOOD, 1st Oct, $9.99) - Farm Builder is strategy puzzle board game in which you have to construct farms, roads and surround windmills and water-towers in order to score points. The game is online multiplayer and in each room can play between 2 and 5 people together. The winner is the player who manages to score the most points.
From Orbit (Tentacle Head Games, 6th Oct, $9.99) - In From Orbit you'll manage the crew of a small spaceship. Stranded deep in uncharted space, they need to make their way home. Journey from planet to planet, each procedurally generated with unique environments, challenges, and alien creatures.
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan (Artifex Mundi, 2nd Oct, $14.99) - When a mysterious illness befalls the queen of the Eagle Kingdom, a famous healer is summoned to Eagle Castle to examine her. The Healer’s quest takes a sudden turn when the infant prince vanishes under mysterious circumstances. The queen is accused of practicing dark magic and thrown into the prison tower. According to the kingdom’s law, sorcery is a crime punishable by death. The desperate King, believing his wife is innocent, begs the healer to find a way to exonerate the queen. The protagonist has only one day to reach the ruins of the Swan Kingdom and unravel the mystery behind the ruling family’s curse.
Hot Shot Burn (Forever Entertainment, 1st Oct, $14.99) - Grab some popcorn, invite up to 4 friends, and experience crazy couch battles full of ridiculous flukes and insane skill shots. Can't invite friends to come over? No problem! Just set up a game night and seamlessly play online. Pick your hero, from an ass-whooping space wrestler to deadly moth assassin and one very confused fluffy alien. Each character has unique skills and playstyles, so find your match and get ready to explode your friends and loved ones for a galactic audience of screaming fans. It's showtime!
Let’s Sing Queen (Ravenscourt, 2nd Oct, $39.99) - Sing alone or share the stage with your friends in compelling game modes while you follow in the footsteps of Queen, the biggest rock band ever, with the legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Let their music take you on a trip through different decades. Master “Bohemian Rhapsody”, challenge your friends to a “Bicycle Race” or rock out to hits like “We Will Rock You”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “I Want To Break Free” and “We Are The Champions”.
Liege Dragon (1st Oct, $14.99) - With Abigore, the Evil Dragon, coming back to life, the kingdom of Blaze was thrown into confusion. Yuran who has lost his memory witnesses a village being destroyed, and heads for the capital hoping to find something he could do in this time of destruction. Here begins an adventure to find the Dragon Tools of the Three Heroes, to confront the revived dragon and bring peace to the world!
Logic Puzzle Collection: Sudoku - Permudoku - Nonodoku (Diplodocus Games, 2nd Oct, $0.99) - Logic Puzzle Collection is a puzzle game that offers three distinct styles of logic puzzles. In the Sudoku mode, the player is tasked to fill out a 9 x 9 field with numbers from 1 to 9, such that each row, each column and each 3 x 3 sub-field contains exactly one occurance of each of the numbers 1 to 9. Permudoku is a variation of the classic Sudoku puzzle, where instead of numbers, colours have to be placed on a 9 x 9 in such a way that each colour appears exactly once in each column, row and 3 x 3 sub-field.
Make a Killing (Dystopia Interactive, 2nd Oct, $9.99) - Make a killing is an emotional andconfronting, anxiety provoking single-player survival horror game. Played in a first-person perspective, the player takes on the role of protagonist Cole, a man that travels to unhallowed grounds in hopes of saving his brother Jace. Crippled by debt, Jace has been blinded by the pursuit of payout collecting untouched gold deposits, only to fall into the hands of accursed mass murderer Ira King. Despite his noble intentions, Cole has become ensnared in a game of cat and mouse with Ira in an arrangement that will bring about the end.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix (Game Mill, 6th Oct, $39.99) - Nickelodeon Kart Racers is back and we’re kicking it into overdrive! In Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix, you can select from 30 playable racers and 70 team members to assemble your ultimate pit crew. Choose your favorites from Nickelodeon’s hall of fame, including JoJo Siwa, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the babies from Rugrats, the cool kids from Hey Arnold! , Ren and Stimpy, Lincoln Loud and his sisters, and more!
Nubarron: The adventure of an unlucky gnome (Ultimate Games, 1st Oct, $9.99) - Gnome, one of the merry and lucky inhabitants of the forest, lost his lucky hat. This unfortunate event turns out to be a little bit more important than it may seem at plain sight. Gnome's hat was the source of his luckiness and with it gone an unpredictable thing happened. The stormy Cloud formed on top of Gnome taking the place of his hat. Gnome wanted his luck back. And so, a shakespearean drama began…
Orangeblood (PLAYISM, 1st Oct, $19.99) - [199X, New Koza] It's the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe - and it's awesome! Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off the various faces of the island.
Powertris (No Gravity Games, 1st Oct, $4.99) - Powertris is a creative mix of two well-known and well-liked classical titles – Tetris and Pipemania. By placing blocks, the player must pay attention to whether both sides of the system are connected with the sockets on the edges of the screen. During the game, the player will have to make quick decisions as well as use special blocks.
Quell (Fallen Tree Games , 3rd Oct, $7.99) - Quell has been critically-acclaimed for its 80+ levels of ingenious gameplay, gorgeous art style, and haunting soundtrack. The objective is simple: slide a droplet around a layout of obstacles, traps and pathways, until you have collected all the pearls. Underneath this simple gameplay lies a world of intricacy! Quell's appeal lies in its gentle, soothing mood, which makes it a great way to unwind. Try Quell today, and fall in love with this enchanting experience. . .
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion (Ocean Media, 1st Oct, $9.99) - Your extraordinary gift is also your biggest curse. It is a burden you must bare. The ability to see things others cannot is an unbelievable challenge and responsibility. And evil never sleeps. Evil is never far away. He who has many names, has awakened again - hungry for victory and power. Can you past the test and prove you are the one who will defend mankind when judgment day comes? But, remember, fear is your worst enemy!
Retro Classix Collection #1: Data East (Golem Entertainment, 1st Oct, $19.99) - 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! HEAVY BARREL: Fight through the enemy's army and collect pieces for a secret weapon to destroy their underground artillery base. EXPRESS RAIDERS: Save the Old West, with your rifle and your horse, from thieving Train Robbers. SUPER REAL DARWIN: The inhabitants of the planet Lakya unwittingly unleash the planet's life force known as Evol.
SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei (SEGA, 24th Sep, $7.99) - Eins! Zwei! Drei!" In the murky dawn the tyrant's troops scuffle towards foxholes and tanks. Taking battle position, they quickly check their equipment and load cannons. Then they hunker down, awaiting the cry: "Attacke!" "Hup! Two! Three! Four!" On your order, rebel soldiers race to their war machines! Jets blast into the dawn, afterburners roaring. Convoys rumble toward the advance bases. Their single purpose: attack! War! - Read our SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei review
Shmubedi Boo (Dmytro Derybas, 7th Oct, $9.99) - Trouble has occurred in the lands of Shmubedi Boo! An evil rabbit stole supplies of apples from the inhabitants of the city. Help stop the villain and bring the stolen apples home.Play with your friends on the same screen. Who will defeat all the bosses and save the inhabitants of Shmubedi Boo?
Smoots World Cup Tennis (JanduSoft, 1st Oct, $9.99) - Customize your appearance! Create your Smoot with your own style, and chose amongst lots of fashion complements and accessories. Prepare for a hard season Beat the 66 tournaments in the World Circuit to be the top 1 in the SMOOT ranking. Defeat all your opponents and be a reference!
Space Grunts (5th Oct, $13.99) - Space Grunts combines fast paced arcade action with turn-based gameplay. The year 2476, Earth’s space-federation has been building moon-bases across the galaxy. One of the newer moon-bases has been sending out distress signals. You play as one of the Space Grunts, a team of “problem solvers”, and your mission is to find your way into the moon-base, and figure out what has happened. Find the lower levels of the moon-base, and get to the core of the problems.
The Last Days (Ocean Media, 1st Oct, $9.99) - Can you defeat the enemy and save the earth? An ancient enemy returns and the fate of the world is in your hands when you play The Last Days. Learn about the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle, and discover clues left by advanced civilizations eons ago. You're long overdue for a vacation, so you head out to the Bahamas looking for the refreshment of sun, sea, and sand. Your diving excursions reveal mysterious artifacts strangely out of place. Can you piece together the clues in time?
Unlock The King 3 (QUByte Interactive, 29th Sep, $0.99) - New sequel of the successful Unlock The King, now with 3D boards based on Rubik's Cubes. An originally designed puzzle game inspired by Chess.
WARSAW (Crunching Koalas, 1st Oct, $19.99) - In a city besieged by enemy forces, the only hope for freedom is to stand up and fight with everything you have. Muster every able body to join the Uprising, loot and salvage what you can to arm your resistance and take on the overwhelming enemy forces that dared invade your home.
- Celebrate the Coziest Season With the My Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Sweepstakes! – Redeem your Platinum Points at My Nintendo for a chance to win a package of themed prizes, including the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide and a Nook Inc. Aloha shirt! Show your island spirit any day of the week with some official Nook Inc. style.
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!