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
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo, 20th Nov, $59.99) - Visit Hyrule 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and experience the untold story of the Great Calamity. In addition to Link and Zelda, take control of characters like the four Champions, a young Impa and more. Use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity. Featuring wild combos and over-the-top special abilities, make your mark on the battles raging through Hyrule. A free demo is now available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com. Save data from the demo carries over to the full version of the game, once purchased, so you can begin the first leg of your journey today! Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will be available on Nov. 20. - Read our Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity review
Sniper Elite 4 (RebellionInteract, 17th Nov, $39.99) - Experience tactical third-person combat, gameplay choice and epic action across gigantic levels as you liberate World War II Italy. With unrivaled freedom, complete the campaign your way. Team up or go head-to-head with local and online multiplayer. Feel every moment with HD Rumble and pan the battlefield with gyroscopic controls. One shot can change history. - Read our Sniper Elite 4 review
Serious Sam Collection (17th Nov, $29.99) - Experience one of the most explosive game series of all time as you save the world from a merciless alien invasion. Visit the ruins of ancient Egypt and roam through the vivid arenas of South America fighting seemingly never-ending hordes of enemies using an extremely destructive arsenal, including heavy lasers, rocket launchers, a huge cannon and an iconic minigun. Serious Sam Collection includes all content from Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter and Serious Sam 3: BFE, including The Legend of the Beast and Jewel of the Nile expansions.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Eldrador Creatures (Wild River Games, 19th Nov, $29.99) - Plunge into the world of Eldrador® Creatures in this turnbased strategy game. Go into combat together with your favorite Eldrador Creatures in the Battle for the 4 Worlds and defeat the other teams so that you can call the mighty Superweapon your own and rule over Eldrador!
2URVIVE (2BAD GAMES, 24th Nov, $6.99) - In 2URVIVE, the world is devastated by a virus. Your only goal is to defend yourself against hordes of Infected attacking you. Infected are too numerous and sooner or later, your time will come ! If you're gonna die, fight till the end ! 2URVIVE is a top-down zombie shooter with tactical and strategic elements. Prepare yourself before every wave. Buy weapons and ammo, set up turrets and stay alive as long as you can. Each wave becomes more dangerous than the previous one and the Infected are more and more numerous.
Arcade Archives GRADIUS II (HAMSTER, 12th Nov, $7.99) - Battle resumes! Shatter GOFER's ambitions!! 'GRADIUS II' is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1988. Players will control the super dimension fighter 'Vic Viper' in order to protect planet Gradius from the Gofer special forces. This is the best title from the GRADIUS series and a title of fame in the shooting game history having won multiple awards!
Art Sqool (RedDeerGames, 19th Nov, $9.99) - In ART SQOOL you are Froshmin, and it’s your freshman year. Create art, explore the beautiful, mysterious, sprawling campus, and complete tasks given to you by the professor. The professor is a neural network, an art-trained A.I., as well as your faculty advisor. He uses his high-tech capabilities to objectively grade your work. The campus is spread over a number of floating islands and filled with bizarrely shaped objects and bizarre plants. In addition to that, you can fly around.
Azurebreak Heroes (Silesia Games, 19th Nov, $6.99) - Escape the Prison-World! Through the bizarre, colorful, yet dark areas of Heldia, Heroes look for a way to escape a demonic grasp. Azurebreak Heroes is a 2D RPG with roguelite elements. Battle otherworldly creatures, enhance your skills, unlock new heroes and choose the upgrades you want while looking for a way to escape a prison-world of Heldia.
Brawl Chess (RedDeerGames, 19th Nov, $9.99) - Are you ready to become a champion? Choose your hero and challenge other players in this family-friendly game with a lively cartoon style. Train your brain and bond with your loved ones at the same time. In this fantasy world, one of brave heroes leads your chess army to victory. Cartoon visuals make the game accessible to everyone. What’s going on there! Arrows fly above heads and swords break in the heat of battle. Or maybe you prefer classic chess?
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (Headup Games, 19th Nov, $14.99) - Experience the fun of KILLING WALKERS using the POWER of your BRAIN! Prepare for the ultimate mashup experience! Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead combines the legendary and challenging puzzle gameplay of Bridge Constructor™ with the post-apocalyptic zombie universe of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Join a group of survivors as they fight against hordes of undead walkers and a hostile human community.
Cake Bash (19th Nov, $19.99) - Fight to be the tastiest cake in Cake Bash! A frantic four player party game where adorable drawn-to-life cakes beat the crumbs out of each other. Pick your favorite cake and battle in a variety of lifelike arenas with unique goals - cover yourself in sweeties or hurl fruit into a pie, there’s plenty for everyone!
Cape’s escape game (19th Nov, $3.00) - The main character recently moved to the apartment. Because the rent was quite cheap, he was pleased with himself. He did not seem to have any doubts concerning the cheap rent. One day, just a few days after moving in, when he twisted the doorknob, thinking of going out, it would not open. Cape, a mischievous ghost, suddenly appeared in front of the main character who was left wondering. Of course, there was the reason why the rent was cheap.
Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond (Zordix, 20th Nov, $34.99) - Play as either Pinky or Sunniva, and join the legendary pirate Captain Sabertooth's crew on the hunt for a mysterious magic diamond. Traverse a dangerous yet gorgeous world as you sail between islands and explore pirate harbours, exotic beaches and ancient ruins. Search for treasure, collect upgrades and new abilities, and fight against the evil Maga Khan and his army!
DREAMO (Pineapple Works, 19th Nov, $14.99) - DREAMO is a puzzle-solving journey through a shifting landscape of recollections. In DREAMO, you wake up on an island as Jack Winslow. Guided by the voice of Tara Moreau, an inventor/therapist, you set out to piece together your missing memories. These fragments are locked in "Artifacts", which manifest in your mind as cubes with misplaced gears. As you delve deeper into your mind, the puzzles grow more complex in an effort to keep your memories locked away. Can you decipher them and unlock the secrets of your mind?
Educational Games for Kids (Crazysoft, 19th Nov, $12.95) - You are a parent and you are trying to relax a little by playing your favorite game. Your child keeps asking you to let them try it… But this game is not suitable for children (because it’s a little scary and not educational at all). Does this situation sound familiar? At last: a well thought-out, smart, polished, ‘console quality’ educational game pack is out for your kids. Suitable for boys and girls from ages 3 to 18. A pack of 21 different games with 51 variations that educate in various ways like: reflexes, logic, math, memory and knowledge.
Fall Gummies (Prison Games, 20th Nov, $7.99) - Fall Gummies is a relaxing, colorful 3D puzzle game. The story takes place in a fantastic world of happy jellies. Unfortunately one day a huge meteorite hit the planet pushing it towards the black hole. It sucked all the emotions out of the planet and then collapsed. Help our little friends to regain their happiness by collecting the magical essence through the labyrinth!
Family Feud (Ubisoft, 12th Nov, $29.99) - Experience the exciting classic gameplay of one of America’s hottest gameshows at home now! Customize your character, then challenge your friends, family, and even other players online for a chance to bring the big prize home.
Fantasy Friends (JUST FOR GAMES, 20th Nov, $29.99) - Fantasy Friends takes place in a gorgeous fantasy forest where anything is possible! With the help of Aurea, the magic fairy, you will care for 12 adorable new pet friends! Take care of them and make sure you give them all the love they need. If you do, your pets will grow up and play with you! The more you care for them, keeping them happy and healthy, the more mana you will earn. Use your mana to get new creatures, buy them new clothes or even cooler toys to play with, and decorate the forest with incredible fun items!
Flatland: Prologue (QUByte Interactive, 17th Nov, $1.99) - Run as fast and precise as you can through Flatland, a minimalist neon-style world that is about to change forever. This is a fast-paced hardcore platformer with hand-crafted levels and challenges. Key features: Challenging, fast and fun gameplay; Ramping up in difficulty from not-so-easy to soul crushing, Flatland: Prologue features hand-crafted levels with increasing challenges; Lightning-fast respawns keep you in the flow even in more difficult levels; Controls are simple and accessible but with several layers of depth to master. Run, jump, die, learn, repeat.
GRISAIA PHANTOM TRIGGER 05 (PROTOTYPE, 19th Nov, $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 fifth 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!
Karma Knight (UltramarineSoft, 19th Nov, $8.99) - Karma Knight is a fast paced 2D side-scrolling platform action game with stylish combat. Find hidden items in the stages, collect different spells, defeat the enemies as you gain more experience and enjoy the overall platform action game style.
Max Reloaded II (Max Interactive Studio, 16th Nov, $9.90) - The city is under siege as the full force of enemy combatant ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten law enforcements. Responding to S. O. S, Max travels through time to confront all of them. . . In a world where Bionic man meets fantasy-fiction and advanced technology is mixed with psycho-powers.
Micetopia (Ratalaika Games, 20th Nov, $4.99) - Welcome to the medieval, magical kingdom of Micetopia, where mice live in freely an idyllic country village. Unfortunately as the story begins forces of evil have taken away all the mice except for the one elder remaining. Can you become the hero of Micetopia and save your villagers from the dark minions? In Micetopia you play as a brave mouse who must fight, jump, and explore its way through a world of mystery.
Monster Truck Championship (Nacon, 24th Nov, $39.99) - From Las Vegas to Orlando, go head-to-head against experienced drivers in drag races and freestyle competitions! But before you can pull off doughnuts, wheelies and bicycles, you must first tune your truck to perfection. These machines are spectacular and impressive yet highly technical to drive.
Outbreak (Dead Drop Studios, 19th Nov, $12.99) - Explore a nightmarish environment, scrounge for supplies, and battle the undead in Outbreak — a hardcore survival horror game. The clock never stops as you attempt to manage an extremely limited inventory with a murderous horde on the hunt. Choose between acquiring additional weapons, healing items, or necessary tools for progression. Play through the Campaign and Onslaught Modes alone or with a friend in local co-op, including the option for AI teammates. Also experience small survivor horror vignettes in the Nightmares mode. You have only one life. Make it count!
Party Games: 15 in 1 (Piotr Skalski, 19th Nov, $4.99) - Party games features 15 fun-packed party games for up to 4 players! It's the ultimate MUST-HAVE game for family and friends of all ages. Everything from action, to puzzle, to sports. . . it’s all here in Party Games! It wouldn’t be a party without friends! Up to 4 players can join in the fun for some friendly competitive play. Party anytime, anywhere! Enjoy single-player or local multiplayer gaming from just about anywhere on the planet with just one system and one game.
Ramp Car Jumping (BoomBit Games, 20th Nov, $14.99) - Flip - spin - careen - and barrel roll! The faster you go, the further you fly and the more stuff gets demolished!
SENTRY (Rising Sun Studios, 13th Nov, $2.49) - Become a SENTRY. SENTRY is a stylish minimalistic twin-stick shooter with silky smooth controls where your only goal is to eliminate the hostile invaders.
S.N.I.P.E.R. – Hunter Scope (Baltoro Games, 20th Nov, $14.99) - In S. N. I. P. E. R. : Hunter Scope you will shoot, you will fight, and you will win! Play S. N. I. P. E. R. , the latest sniping game where you aim, fight and destroy virtual enemies. Try different types of missions, inspired both by classic rail shooters and modern cover shooters. Fight your way out during day and night, destroy evil forces and unlock new weapons and power-ups.
Star Renegades (Raw Fury, 19th Nov, $24.99) - Fight for survival across a procedurally generated and emergent mission-based campaign through reactive, tactical turn-based battle system that emphasizes interrupts and counters. Standing in your way is an intelligent Adversary system with enemy officers that evolve and move up in the ranks.
Stencil Art (QubicGames, 13th Nov, $3.99) - Ever wonder how it would feel to be artistic and paint an epic masterpiece? Now you can experience it all with ease! Fill in hundreds of different objects - just place the stencil and spray. Get the next stencil and color it in. Finally, remove them all and reveal your work of art. Creating your collage never has felt more satisfying. Relax, illustrate, and create images. So many satisfying graphics to explore! Fun and easy to pick up and without the mess with a spray! Will you be the first one to color them all?
Super Punch (Piotr Skalski, 13th Nov, $1.99) - Super Punch is a cool fighting game with a beautiful retro theme and an exciting gameplay. You will need to choose one out of the 6 available fighters and eliminate the competitor. There are 9 scenes included, and you need to do everything you can in order to come on top during every fight. If you love arcade, action-packed fighting games, give Super Punch a shot and immerse yourself into one of the coolest isometric boxing games available.
The Casino -Roulette, Video Poker, Slot Machines, Craps, Baccarat- (D3 Publisher, 19th Nov, $9.99) - Play Roulette, Video Poker, Slot Machines, Craps, and Baccarat all in one collection! Experience the thrill of earning coins at an affordable price!
Tracks – Toybox Edition (Excalibur Games, 24th Nov, $29.99) - Tracks is a toy train set builder which gives you the tools to play without limits. Jump into an extensive sandbox and lay down tracks, create bridges and build worlds, then hop into the driver’s seat of your train in first person view. Play with boosters, create firework displays, compose tunes and so much more. Jump into the Ultimate Toy Sandbox Start with a pre-made environment, be it a modern lounge or a night time Winter wonderland, or jump into an entirely blank world canvas.
Travel Mosaics 6: Christmas Around the World (JetDogs, 16th Nov, $7.99) - The festive season is here, and the Walkers have prepared the most adventurous celebration imaginable! Do you know where Santa’s residence is? What is the most common Czech Chistmas treat? Where can you find the largest floating Christmas tree? Learn these fun facts and more in Travel Mosaics 6: Christmas Around the World! The holiday special edition of Travel Mosaics features your favorite nonogram puzzles mixed together with the festive spirit!
Truck Driver (Soedesco, 17th Nov, $49.99) - When you inherit a truck from your father, you decide to take your chance and move to a new city. Here, it’s up to you to make a name for yourself and earn the respect of the local community. Drive through a seamless open world, work with all kinds of people ranging from a constructor to a lumberjack and honor your father by making it as a Truck Driver!
WARTILE (Deck 13, 22nd Oct, $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. Although it contains the strategic elements from turn-based games, a mixture of slow down features and cool-down based gameplay maintains the tension of battle while allowing for breathing room to make tactical decisions.
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!
Hyrule Warriors is my lifeline for games this winter season.
Cake Bash! Looks like some awesome local multiplayer fun ... a Switch specialty : )
Does pre-ordering a physical version count for the purposes of this poll even though it asks “What will you be downloading?” If not, my apologies for bloating the AoC numbers.
I already got Sniper Elite 4. I'll download Age of Calamity and Serious Sam Collection later on.
I had Hyrule Warriors pre-ordered for me as a gift, so its my game this week whether I want to or not.
The Mosou formula is tiring, but I am enough of a Zelda fanboy (and OCD enough) to 100% complete this game against my actual desires to.
Put AoC... but really trying to decide whether to go with that this week or wait two weeks until Fenyx comes out.
Like most I’ll be picking up age of calamity tomorrow morning at my local GameStop! Very excited to see more exposure towards some of the characters we don’t have much background on and see how it played out 100 years before. Demo was great and the combat imo is polished better than the first. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
I'm not going to play Age of Calamity but I'm excited for all the people excited to play it. It's been a rough year for all and not much coming out from Nintendo. Have fun you crazy musou kids.
So I heard people found one small bugfix making the AA Contra superior (for that particular game) to the version in the Konami collection version.
I wonder if Gradius II also has any advantage over the collection release, aside from leaderboards? (I'm pretty sure that was one of the games in the "Arcade" collection.)
Already have Hyrule downloaded, just waiting for it to unlock.
Picking up Hyrule Warriors on Sat.
I think this may be the first time EVER that I can click on something other than "Nothing for me this week" as I almost always buy physical or more likely wait for a sale. But I ordered HW: AoC on the eShop last night from inside the demo and much to my surprise it started downloading right away. I know I can't play it yet but I really thought I'd have to wait until Friday for it to download automatically or worse I'd have to do it manually. So that was nice. $5.43 tax still sux tho. 😝 300 gold points doesn't even cover that.
I already bought Sniper Elite 4 and have been playing it. Picking up my physical pre-order copy of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity tomorrow.
Hyrule and KH are the only games for me on Switch in months. Nintendo really needs to step it up. But at least the other consoles are banging on really well right now
Truck Driver looks dope as hell. Can't wait to laugh at it on the eshop on my way to Hyrule Warriors.
Just hyrule thanks nintendo..
really admire you guys' tradition of always having a poll for this that stretches back to when there was only like 7 games being released digitally weekly on Nintendo platforms lol. times have changed
2URVIVE... Two-ervive 🤔🙄
Did Serious Sam stay available? It was removed from the U.K eshop before I could try and buy it. I got Sniper Elite 4 instead and AoC.
Hyrule Warriors for me. Got the Japan special edition inbound and picking up a US copy tomorrow along with the amiibo
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