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
Empire of Sin (Paradox Interactive, 1st Dec, $39.99) - A new strategy game brought to you by Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, Empire of Sin puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of Prohibition-era Chicago. Slip into the shoes of one of fourteen historically inspired mob bosses such as Al Capone, Stephanie St. Clair or Goldie Garneau and assemble a rag-tag gang, build and manage your criminal empire and defend your turf. Slug it out in turn-based combat to expand your territory – or send a message to opposing gangs. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top and do whatever it takes to stay there. Break a leg!
Switch eShop - New Releases
Arcade Archives ZERO TEAM (HAMSTER, 19th Nov, $7.99) - "ZERO TEAM" is an action game released by SEIBU KAIHATSU in 1993. Four members of the ZERO TEAM take off to save a woman kidnapped by evil ninja. Partake in technical battles with simple controls and, while using the environment from time to time, defeat the enemies attacking from all directions! - Read our Arcade Archives ZERO TEAM review
Arrog (indienova, 26th Nov, $3.99) - Arrog is an enigmatic puzzle adventure game featuring hand-drawn art and set in a bizarre black-and-white world with color accents. A tale about the journey of a man accepting his death through his dreams. A unique black-and-white art style and traditional animations used in a bizarre world. An intense 30-minute narrative experience.
Asphalt 9: Legends (Gameloft, 8th Oct, $0.00) - The multi-award-winning arcade racing game on Nintendo Switch just got its second major update: THE OSAKA UPDATE. 10 brand-new cars. Brand-new tracks in Osaka. New Career Seasons. New Multiplayer Seasons New customizable parts. New garage upgrade. - Read our Asphalt 9: Legends review
BFF or Die (2Awesome Studio, 27th Nov, $7.99) - As time traveling aliens, you must venture to a strange planet called “Earth” in order to rescue the Orbees, a mysterious species who help you build your crucial set of gadgets. Take charge of each gadget, combine your abilities and strategize to save your friends. Use your cunning wit and camaraderie to survive, but never forget the Academy motto: “BFF or Die! ” If you love couch co-op's with friends and family then BFF or Die is for you!
Destropolis (No Gravity Games, 27th Nov, $5.99) - Destropolis is a top-down shooter game, inspired by such classic games like “Crimsonland”, “Alien Shooter” or “Nuclear Throne”. It takes place in a futuristic city, filled with red, cube-like enemies. Tear them to pieces with bullets, lasers and nuclear explosions. Play alone or with friends in a local co-op mode. Destroy as many enemies as you can before they overwhelm you.
Electro Ride: The Neon Racing (Ultimate Games, 27th Nov, $11.99) - Electro Ride is a Soviet Bloc Arcade Racer with neon lights. Become the fastest racer in Neon-alternative East Bloc from the Berlin Wall to Moscow. Neon lights, unique classic East Bloc cars, color-sensitive boosts strips, phisics, synthwave and beloved splitscreen. 100% adrenaline! In an alternate Europe in which the Eastern Bloc did not fall, but transformed into a center of eternal wealth and progress - this is where fame awaits you. No ABS, no traction control, no modern electronic system. Only you and a beautiful, classic vehicle with super-powerful neon lights.
Girabox (Drageus Games, 27th Nov, $2.49) - This minimalist puzzler offers a unique premise for an innovative and deep gameplay: here you don’t control your character, but rather the world around it. Gravity is the only force applying motion, so you need to rotate the levels until your character reaches down to the ultimate goal. Every rotation is counted, meaning that the smaller score, the better! Be smart and compete with others for the online leaderboards podium.
Hyperforma (HeroCraft, 5th Sep, $9.99) - Hyperforma is a captivating story about a lone explorer who makes his journey into the relic cyberspace "Ancient Network", an artefact of a mysteriously vanished civilization of the past, hoping to reveal the secrets of its masters. During his search, the hero meets monumental “living” interfaces and overcomes numerous obstacles while breaching through the most complex defence systems to ultimately discover the truth, not only about the dramatic events of the past but also about his own being. - Read our Hyperforma review
In Celebration of Violence (26th Nov, $12.99) - A fantasy action roguelike of exploration and murder. In Celebration of Violence is a fantasy action roguelike of exploration and murder. The methodical combat requires that you plan your attacks, dodges, blocks, and parries while considering your opponents and the environment. Death is permanent but you can improve your stats and purchase items to aid future lives. And if things get too tough then up to four local friends can grab controllers and aid the hero as player-controlled monsters, zombies, and bandits.
jetPIN (KrzysztofPodsada, 20th Nov, $5.99) - Get to the top level and escape the flood. Collect extra points and pocket millions in the bonus zones. You can't play this with a standard ball, this one has special skills - get it up to the maximum speed and score bonuses. Discover new higher levels and when the flood catches up with you and you're in the water use the jet jump and rise above the water table. Remember, immersion in the water raises the electrical voltage of the ball, so lower it down to 0% at special ports. Are you falling down and see that the water is close? Use the rescue bubble and give yourself a chance, keep playing, break records. Are you ready for this challenge? The flood is coming near!
Lovekami -Divinity Stage- (MoeNovel, 26th Nov, $14.99) - It was a time when people had forgotten their dreams and lost faith. The silhouettes of goddesses revealed themselves to people who, at the time, could only believe in what they saw in front of them. The confusion surrounding the countless goddesses appearing in Japan was soon solved through the reveal that Japan’s guardian deity, Amaterasu, wanted to teach the goddesses about the human world.
Maid of Sker (Wales Interactive, 26th Nov, $24.99) - Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a gory and macabre history from British folklore. Armed with only a defensive sound device, you’ll utilise stealth tactics to avoid death amongst a cult of sound-based AI enemies.
More Dark (Ratalaika Games, 27th Nov, $4.99) - After the Lord of the Other World went on vacation his leadership was temporarily taken over by his sweet daughter, Evilina and chaos ensued. The prisoners of damnation have all escaped from their confinements and scattered about the kingdom, shattering the fragile peace of the devil’s dominion. Your task is to return order to Hell, corral the escaped convicts, and cleanse each area of chaos and anarchy. Can you save Hell, or perhaps earn redemption?
Nordlicht (Koch Media, 26th Nov, $3.99) - Nordlicht is an adventure game in which you accompany an unusual family on a fascinating journey to the cold North. You control the curious Aurora, Peter Parsley (her guinea pig and best friend, who refuses to leave her side), and her clever dad, Rupert. Along their way, they discover the mysterious constellations of the polar night sky, and will have to face the dangers created by mother nature and their own fears.
Picklock (No Gravity Games, 26th Nov, $7.99) - Are you bored with an average, honest life? Picklock gives you an opportunity to break in, steal and deceive your way to a luxury, yet an illegal lifestyle. In each level, you will face a new challenge. Your targets will range from a roll of toilet paper at your neighbours' house to exclusive art, electronics and cold, hard cash. And even though you know your stuff, you'll have to deal with security, alarms and sealed, secret compartments. Excited yet? Then grab your gloves and crowbar and get ready for a tricky, robbery adventure!
PICROSS S5 (Jupiter, 26th Nov, $9.99) - Brand new puzzles for you to enjoy in all four regular game modes: Picross, Mega Picross, Color Picross, and Clip Picross, plus new large puzzles in the bonus Extra content! A total of 300 Picross and Mega Picross puzzles, 150 Clip Picross piece puzzles, 30 Color Picross puzzles, and 5 Extra puzzles, a grand total of 485 puzzles! Link play data from Picross S, Picross S2, and Picross S3 to unlock the third Extra puzzle.
Ponpu (Zordix, 29th Nov, $14.99) - Get ready to break some eggs in this frantic multiplayer party-game! Ponpu mixes classic gameplay with new crazy mechanics, all packaged in one of the coolest art-styles ever seen! As a herald of the almighty creator of the Universe – the Duck-God, battle it out with your siblings in an epic quest to save the world from destruction! Once you’re done saving the world, engage in frantic multiplayer in a range of crazy game modes with up to 4 players.
QV (CFK, 26th Nov, $14.99) - In a universe, dimensions are connected to each other. In the center of the passages lies Dimensional Core, keeping the balance between dimensions. This balance began to collapse when the Core stopped working. Unless someone gives a helping hand, soon the universe will follow. The Gate doesn't let anyone into the Dimensional Core. But Quby, as the last descendant of Chosen Ones, can access the Gate. To restore the balance between dimensions, Quby opens a portal to the Gate. With Varon, the talking penguin, she must explore the long-forgotten ruins of her ancestors and find a way to reactivate the Core. Let the journey begin!
Ragdoll Fighter (Piotr Skalski, 26th Nov, $1.99) - Ragdoll Fighter is a game where you need to test your battling skills against another ragdoll. Both you and the enemy have a blood bar and a specific blood count. You can use the joystick in order to control the character direction. How to play: You need to attack with your hands and feet, even use any weapons at your disposal in order to kill the enemy. When the health bar of your enemy reaches 0, you win. If your health bar reaches 0, then you will lose. Test out your skills and become the ultimate Ragdoll Fighter today!
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition (Sekai Games, 26th Nov, $45.99) - The year is 2030. Business is as usual in the isolated research city of Rokumei–that is until several explosions suddenly go off in the nuclear research facility known as “LABO. ” The city sends in “Sirius,” an elite rescue squad, to deal with the situation. But the situation only gets worse when LABO’s nuclear reactor melts down, –with members of Sirius and survivors still trapped inside.
Sky Mercenaries Redux (PolarityFlow, 26th Nov, $15.00) - An epic sky battle awaits you! Sky Mercenaries is back with a overhauled 2020 Nintendo Switch™ exclusive Redux edition. Choose your pilot and fighter to join the ultimate 2D polarity S. H. M. U. P action ! Fight over 50 enemy types on 8 worlds in over 32 story missions and unlimited random content. Be prepared for the overpowering enemy fleet and challenging bossfights.
Slash Ninja (Piotr Skalski, 9th Nov, $4.99) - A classic games comes to your console today. Try your ninja moves today! Play, slice, dice, fight with time, your friends and CPU! Try to become the best! Play with gyro controlls, touch controls, or in handheld mode!
The Alto Collection (26th Nov, $9.99) - Across the endless desert and atop an alpine expanse two journeys full of wonder await. Choose your path and set off on a thrilling adventure with Alto & friends. Join Alto and friends as they set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Race down alpine slopes, over windswept dunes, through ancient woodlands and the long forgotten ruins of both critically acclaimed titles: Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey.
The Explorer of Night (TERNOX, 26th Nov, $4.99) - In the game you will find interesting puzzles, boss fights and cute story. - Beat the challenging levels; - Defend yourself from a variety of enemies; - Enjoy the pleasant gaming atmosphere.
Tiny World Racing (27th Nov, $3.99) - Hit the asphalt and leave your opponents in the dust in this top-down mini racing game! Blast your way through a variety of environments in 20 tracks across 5 different tournaments. From crumbling castles to volcanic islands, you’ll need to master all kinds of terrain to become the world’s best racer. Play alone or take on your friends in split screen couch multiplayer - which one of you will come out on top?
Under the Jolly Roger (HeroCraft, 3rd Sep, $19.99) - Under the Jolly Roger is offering an ultimate ability to free roam three vast worlds filled with dozens of colonies and forts, hundreds of quests, and countless ships to plunder. You can trade, fight, explore on your own, or call friends to do the same together! Set your foot on the land to plunder it!
UNREAL LIFE (room6, 19th Nov, $22.99) - After losing her memories, the girl could only remember one name—"Miss Sakura". She set out to find Miss Sakura, aided by a talking traffic light, and by the power to read the memories of the things she touched. "Unreal Life" is the story of her journey. Compare memories of the past with the present, solve mysteries, and follow the girl and the traffic light in this atmospheric puzzle adventure game. Follow the memories, follow the path, and what you will find is. . .
WARHAMMER 40,000: SPACE WOLF (HeroCraft, 23rd Jan, $17.99) - Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a turn-based tactical strategy in which you have to take command of the Space Wolves and join the battle against the wicked servants of Chaos and the sinister Necrons. Game features: An epic story campaign, a unique survival mode A system for levelling and tuning the squad Different classes of armour and a huge number of weapons All previously released DLC. - Read our WARHAMMER 40,000: SPACE WOLF review
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!