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
I Am Dead (Annapurna Interactive, 8th Oct, $19.99) - From the creators of Wilmot’s Warehouse, I Am Dead is a charming puzzle adventure game about exploring the afterlife. Recently deceased museum curator Morris and his dog, Sparky, have been reunited and must unearth lost and scattered ghosts. To find them, the duo must visit the places they spent time in, dive inside the memories of the people who knew them best and learn the stories of their lives.
The Survivalists (Team17, 9th Oct, $24.99) - A world of adventure and possibilities awaits. A newfound home will change with day/night cycles as players explore and uncover its secrets. Hunt (or be hunted by!) animals for food and an array of mythical enemies. Get quests from a Mysterious Stranger or find them washed up on the shore. Prepare to trek into a procedurally generated wilderness, with a variety of biomes, for a multiplayer, strategy-based adventure that’s unique to every player.
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts, 9th Oct, $49.99) - This latest entry in football simulation excellence features the most recent kits, clubs and squads from some of the top leagues around the world. Also featured are some of the world’s most famous stadiums, including some new to FIFA 21. Gameplay features and modes will also have parity with FIFA 20 on Nintendo Switch.
Ikenfell (Humble Games, 8th Oct, $19.99) - Enjoy this turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Adventures of Chris (Graffiti Games, 8th Oct, $14.99) - Embark on a global adventure in this ‘90s-inspired platformer about a chubby underdog kid with wacky superpowers.
Aery – Sky Castle (EpiXR, 8th Oct, $9.99) - Aery - Sky Castle is a very unique flight game featuring a little bird that discovers an unknown world full of beauty and dreamy landscapes, little environmental riddles, and other surprises. It's a story-driven adventure to discover and rescue a broken world. The game has relatively slow pacing as it is meant to help people to enjoy and relax after a day full of hassle.
Arcade Archives BEN BERO BEH (HAMSTER, 1st Oct, $7.99) - "BEN BERO BEH" is an action game released by TAITO in 1984. Avoid obstacles and put out fires to rescue NAO-Chan from the flames. Full of unique characters such as the enemy from "ELEVATOR ACTION" and Chack'n from "Chack'n Pop".
AstroWings: Space War (Toward, 8th Oct, $9.99) - The new style of "Shoot 'em up" that you've been looking for. This game brings you the thrill, urgency and fantastic experience of an authentic arcade shooting game. Evade enemy bullets and take them down. Unleash your competitive spirit by going up against their deadly shooting. You must survive this Bullet Hell across 22 different universes. Diverse and delicate enemy attack patterns lead to intense skirmishes!
Ben 10: Power Trip! (9th Oct, $39.99) - Ben Tennyson and his family are all set for a relaxing European vacation – until evil Hex awakens four mysterious crystals and summons monstrous visitors from the Void. Now it’s up to you to help Ben stop the master magician’s Hex-tremely fiendish plans!
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! (Vertigo Gaming, 14th Oct, $19.99) - Hit the road in this massive sequel to the million-selling Cook, Serve, Delicious! series as you travel across the United States to participate in the Iron Cook Foodtruck Championships with your trusty robot crew Whisk and Cleaver.
Digerati Presents: Make It Quick Bundle Vol. 1 (Digerati, 8th Oct, $31.99) - When you don't have time to spare, this trio of indie delights is perfect for a rapid round of pick-up and play action. This bundle contains Bleed, Chicken Assassin: Reloaded, and Don't Die, Mr Robot! DX. An action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay.
Dodge These Balls (EntwicklerX, 8th Oct, $0.99) - This game is very simple. Try to dodge all grey balls with your red ball as long as you can. The more balls come, the more difficult the game becomes.
Falcon Age (Outerloop Games, 8th Oct, $19.99) - Bond with a baby falcon and go on an adventure. Falcon Age is a first-person, single-player action adventure where you’ll play as Ara in her fight to reclaim her cultural legacy in the lost art of falcon hunting against a force of automated colonizers. Features: - Bond with a bird companion: Name, pet, feed, teach, and dress up your falcon.
Filament (KalypsoMediaGroup, 8th Oct, $16.99) - An abandoned spaceship, missing crew and a lone mysterious voice. Solve challenging puzzles and uncover what really happened to the crew of The Alabaster. The truth is out there. Somewhere. Board The Alabaster, one of The Filament Corporation’s flagship research vessels, and try to wrestle control back from a mysterious complication which left the ship locked down and the crew missing.
Flipon (Plug In Digital, 8th Oct, $5.99) - Join Kat and her crew of flipoblock miners in an epic quest in the Flipon solar system! Embark your ship and visit 75+ differents levels though 5+ planets. But beware, each planet is owned by a powerful guardian and each level is a new challenge.
Foregone (Big Blue Bubble, 13th Oct, $29.99) - Years after a devastating war, the city of Calagan is once again besieged by an all-corrupting force known as the Harrow. As the city’s strongest super-soldier, it’s up to you to investigate the Harrow’s origins and prevent its reanimated minions from destroying your home. But the Harrow isn’t just reviving the dead – it’s dredging up memories better left forgotten.
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout (Game Mill, 13th Oct, $39.99) - G. I. Joe and Cobra are back! G. I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a team-based third-person shooter where you play as your favorite characters from Team G. I. Joe and Team Cobra. Experience the action from both sides as you help G. I. Joe restore order and lead Cobra to world domination.
Game Dev Tycoon (Greenheart Games, 8th Oct, $14.99) - The popular game development simulator which lets you replay gaming history and run your own game development company is finally on Nintendo Switch™. Optimized for both touchscreen and Joy-Con, Game Dev Tycoon plays better than ever before. Game Dev Tycoon lets you experience game development history first-hand, from the passionate garage development of the 80s to the AAA studios of today.
Ghost of a Tale (Plug In Digital, 8th Oct, $24.99) - Ghost of a Tale follows a courageous minstrel Mouse named Tilo on a perilous quest to escape the dungeons of Dwindling Heights Keep and discover the fate of his true love, Merra. Set in a medieval world where Rats rule over all other creatures, Ghost of a Tale weaves an epic, yet intimate story combining elements of classic adventure, action-RPG, and exploration with a rich and highly immersive visual style.
Hide & Dance! (1st Oct, $4.99) - Press the buttons to the rhythm of the music! Dance and make combos! Be careful not to be spotted by your mom entering the room!
Home: Postmortem Edition (8th Oct, $7.99) - Play the complete indie horror classic, now with a brand-new Postmortem Mode — a guided tour by the developer that brings you behind the scenes as you play the game!
IMMERSE LAND (VivaGames, 1st Oct, $4.99) - "IMMERSE LAND" is a role story adventure game and a full-screen interactive micro-drama. You can enter different stories by through different choices. Emma drove her daughter to the amusement park, but they had an accident. Her daughter was lost mysteriously and Emma entered the lighthouse in search of her daughter with a few clues...
Infection – Board Game (eSolutions Nordic, 2nd Oct, $9.89) - The object of the game is to make your pieces constitute a majority of the pieces on the board at the end of the game, by converting as many of your opponent's pieces as possible. You can play against a friend or alone in arcade mode with increasing difficulty. The game will test you tactic skills and entertain you and your friends. Dominate the board and climb the leaderboard. Based on an early 90's arcade game. Infection is also known by such names as Ataxx, Boogers, Slime Wars and Frog Cloning.
Neighbours back From Hell (THQ Nordic, 8th Oct, $14.99) - The neighbours from hell return! In this HD Remaster of the beloved childhood gems Neighbours From Hell 1 and 2, you play the star of a cheeky TV Show who is constantly pranking his nasty neighbour in the most creative and hilarious ways. You want to replace a candle with a firework? What about replacing the shaving cream with the whipped cream? Go for it!
Petal Crash (GalaxyTrail, 12th Oct, $9.99) - Easy to learn and rewarding to master, Petal Crash is a brand new puzzle game in the tradition of the arcade action puzzlers of the mid-90s. Like the games that inspired it, Petal Crash features a variety of single player challenges in addition to an intense head-to-head versus mode.
Piofiore: Fated Memories (Aksys Games, 8th Oct, $49.99) - Liliana Adornato was born and raised in the church in the center of the Italian town of Burlone. Three criminal organizations control parts of the city, and Lili discovers that she is literally in the center of their turf wars. Her encounters with the leaders of the Falzone, Visconti, and Lao-Shu mafia lead to danger and distraction. Once Lili is drawn into the shadowy world of crime Families, she realizes there is no going back.
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? (NIS America, 13th Oct, $19.99) - Master Etna demands the ultimate dessert, and it is up to a legion of lowly Prinnies to make it! Jump, slash, and combo your way through different stages of the Netherworld, devastate enemies and bosses with special attacks, and encounter both new and familiar faces in this explosive action adventure from the twisted minds behind the DISGAEA series!
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! (NIS America, 13th Oct, $19.99) - When the mysterious Phantom Thief steals Master Etna’s panties, the Prinny horde must rise up once again to retrieve them. . . or suffer the consequences! Slash and Hip Pound your way through chaotic stages full of devilish foes, and build up the Combo Gauge to unleash powerful moves like Prinny Cyclone and Prinnykaze.
Puddle Knights (Lockpickle, 8th Oct, $9.99) - A mud-based puzzle game where you arrange snake-like capes of chivalrous knights to cover puddles and other hazards. Help the nobles to reach their goal in this lighthearted medieval mindmuck!
Reflection of Mine (Ratalaika Games, 9th Oct, $7.99) - Help Lilly Witchgan, a young girl who has dissociative identity disorder. Discover which personality is the real one and uncover a dark plot as Lilly navigates her mindscape. Control two different characters at the same time as you attempt to get to the exit by navigating both personalities through a multitude of traps. Each side of the stage is different for each of the personalities, so be cautious!
Remothered: Broken Porcelain (Modus Games, 13th Oct, $29.99) - Broken Porcelain brings an abundance of welcome changes to the series, introducing new gameplay and storytelling elements that breathe new life into the characters and an unprecedented level of immersion in this haunting adventure – perfect for both new and returning fans to the series.
ROBOTICS;NOTES DaSH (Spike Chunsoft US, 13th Oct, $34.99) - Return to Tanegashima and continue the Science Adventure series in ROBOTICS;NOTES DaSH! The island of Tanegashima is preparing for the Summer Festival. Through Nae Tennouji, an acquaintance from JAXA, Kaito Yashio is introduced to Itaru Hashida from the STEINS;GATE series. Itaru claims to be taking a tour of the island, but as time goes on he starts acting rather strangely.
ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE (Spike Chunsoft US, 13th Oct, $34.99) - Join the Robot Club and help save the world in ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE! Play as Kaito Yashio, one of the last two members of Central Tanegashima High's Robot Research Club. He kicks back and relaxes as his counterpart, the reckless club leader Akiho Senomiya, strives to complete their giant robot in order to keep the club from being disbanded.
Skatemasta Tcheco (eastasiasoft, 8th Oct, $4.99) - Tcheco is back for another herculean journey on his shiny new skateboard. Survive bigger and crazier auto-scrolling stages as you smash and flip over everything that tries to stop Tcheco in his tracks! From beaches and cityscapes to a sports stadium and even the moon, traverse a vibrant selection of stages in any order as you roll your way to victory.
Street Racer Underground (JanduSoft, 9th Oct, $5.99) - Buy your new ride and pimp it till it's hot! Reach as many checkpoints as possible in the endless mode, run away from cops chasing you or compete against other drivers in four difficult racing events. You have your babe on your side to support you in your efforts! Don't forget to combine your nitro as much as possible for a juicy speed bonus!
Tacticool Champs (AwesomeIndustries, 8th Oct, $9.99) - Quick matches, wide variety of weapons and unlimited ways to eliminate the opponents are waiting for you! Choose your hero from ten available characters, fight in one of ten unique environments, select from sixty pre-defined scenes or create your own with an in game scene creator! Compete with friends in couch multiplayer or improve your skills playing against computer controlled characters!
The Legend of Ninja (Prison Games, 8th Oct, $7.99) - The Legend of Ninja is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer. The game aims to immerse you in its fantasy world full of deadly traps, various enemies and mysteries to discover. Player impersonate as fearless ninja passing through dangerous fantasy worlds on his mission to rescue his beloved princess who got kidnapped by a Dracula from her castle.
The Legend Of The Blue Warrior (Vikalb, 2nd Oct, $3.99) - Aphrodite has been kidnapped by the evil army. Everything seems to be lost, but there is still hope. After several years fighting around the word, Popolon returns to the kingdom to rest and heal the wounds received in the battles, but upon arrival, he discovers that the Kingdom has been destroyed and Aphrodite kidnapped.
The Ramen Sensei (Kairosoft, 8th Oct, $14.00) - Build your ramen rep by fashioning the ultimate bowl from a vast assortment of noodles, soup, and toppings. From roast pork to miso, mackerel, and more--the only limit is your imagination, meaning you'll need to use your noodle to nail the right recipes and bring hungry customers in by the crowd!
Tiki Brawl (Flynns Arcade, 8th Oct, $0.99) - Grab your friends and throw'em to the sacrifice pit before they throw you! Tiki Brawl is a fast-paced local multiplayer game (up to 8 players! ) game where players must grab their opponents and throw them into a sacrifice pit to survive and win.
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition (Silesia Games, 8th Oct, $7.99) - You will wield the powers of Robin Hood, Snow White and Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde as they fight together in the dark landscape assembled by the evil Bookbinder. He has bound enemies from across the fabled lands to stop you, so be ready for the unexpected.
TTV2 (QUByte Interactive, 6th Oct, $0.99) - A reflex-based indie experience with original audio and art, made by the same creator of the arcade series UBERMOSH. Are you ready for test your reflexes in a new indie game? If your answer is YES; TTV2 is the right game for you. The game was built for you act quickly, testing your reflexes and attention to detail when trying to escape the maze.
Vigil: The Longest Night (14th Oct, $21.99) - Vigil: The Longest Night is a 2D action RPG with precise, technical combat and a strong narrative. Inspired by Salt and Sanctuary and Castlevania, Vigil: The Longest Night aims to challenge players with its difficulty while compelling them with a tale of eldritch horror. Follow Leila on her quest to save her hometown from the creeping evil infesting the surrounding countryside. Navigate a world that wanders between dream and reality, sanity and madness, and uncover the secret of the longest night and the monstrous entities invading their world.
WarriOrb (NotYetEntertainment, 8th Oct, $12.99) - WarriOrb is an action platformer where you play as a mighty demon trapped in an unlikely body. You will have to make your way through the ravaged world to regain your freedom and sanity. Along the way you will meet demons, giants, mutants and all sort of magical and crazy creatures.
Woodsalt (Team Woodsalt, 13th Oct, $24.99) - "Woodsalt" is an adventure game set on the planet of Nu-Terra, 1000 years after Earth was evacuated during chaotic natural disasters and an attack by giant creatures. You control Emcy, an Earth born man who is awaken from stasis into a new city in a bubble as they wait for a signal to return back home, but not everybody is as eager to return as thought.
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!
"I Am Dead". It's not only a very good game, it's pretty comparable to how I'm feeling in 2020.
"Digerati Presents: Make It Quick Bundle Vol. 1". It's not only a very good game, it's pretty comparable to how I'm feeling in 2020.
Looking forward to a review of "I am Dead".
I bought the Prinny games physically; about a half dozen of the games seem interesting, but given the 100s of Switch games I already own (that's an exaggeration, but the number rounds to 200 so it's technically true) they're don't stand out as much as games did when my backlog was smaller, so I'll be passing for now. At least the install base is large enough that there's still plenty of audience for them to find.
CSD3 and Petal Crash are pro pickups this week. I've been excited for CSD3 since it was announced!
I don't think I'm getting anything else on Switch this year except for Zelda and Gods and Monsters
Super excited for Ghost Of A Tale and Falcon Age! I love cute games and they both look incredibly adorable!
Is that GI JOE game supposed to be any good? Looks interesting to me
GI Joe for me. 12 characters, 18 big ole levels, and co-op survival, sealed the deal.
Some intriguing puzzlers this week:
Flipon appears to be a riff on Panel de Pon, aka Pokémon Puzzle League - might be good
Infection is a re-skin of a little-known arcade title called Ataxx, pretty fun board game
Petal Crash, don’t quite follow what’s going on in the trailer, but looks potentially worthwhile
It'll be a backlog tackling week for me, and that's not a bad thing.
Why would you highlight another mediocre FIFA game and not either of the Prinny titles?
Ghost of a Tale is FANTASTIC! One of the most surprising games I've played in years. I randomly picked it up on sale on PS4 and it is completely a hidden gem.
Legend of the Blue Warrior is a kinda not-so-great remake of the old MSX game "Knightmare".
I just discovered Ikenfell today. That looks like it could be really good. Also should have a fantastic soundtrack.
I pre-ordered The Survivalist earlier this week. Wish they had given more of a heads up. Can't believe $15 more to get the physical copy.
Don't sleep on Puddle Knights. It is an excellent and tough-as-nails puzzler.
Tacticool Champs looks fun. Will look at reviews.
@sfb Nice! I played the Ataxx/Infection game as Spot: The Video Game on the NES (and GB). Great board game!
You know it's a bit of a flat week when you have not one but two games whose titles begin with "The Legend of" and neither ends with "Zelda"
@Mando44646 My thought exactly. Good games are being published alright, but I can not keep up with the backlog and all the shovelware. Saving it up for the BIG games, like Hades
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