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
PixelJunk Eden 2 (Q-Games, 10th Dec, $14.99) - From the mind of Baiyon comes PixelJunk Eden 2, an exploration of life, color and collaboration. Reinvigorate and revitalize the world in a swath of luminescence against a dynamic and vibrant backdrop of mellow, multi-hued visuals. Return to the ever-changing gardens of psychedelic sights and sounds, cultivate new plants and biomes, collect pollen and help seeds sprout new exotic leaves and flowers.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Sega, 8th Dec, $39.99) - Japan’s beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Play traditional Puyo Puyo and Tetris, or mix them together to level up your game. Offline or online, players can enjoy single-player Adventure, couch-competition Versus and ranked Online matches. - Read our Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 review
DOOM Eternal (Bethesda, 8th Dec, $59.99) - DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel to the award-winning, first-person combat game DOOM. Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic, single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity. - Read our Doom Eternal review.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Accidental Queens Collection (Plug In Digital, 10th Dec, $14.99) - Alt-Frequencies is an audio mystery game where you use the airwaves to open the world’s eyes to the truth. Record, rewind time and broadcast snippets of radio shows to expose radio hosts, conspiracy theorists, politicians, underground activists - and a dog. The Lost Phone games are about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone you've found. They are designed as narrative investigations where you must piece together elements from the different applications, messages and pictures to progress. Through the interface of a mobile phone, you must discover what happened to their owner. Experience relatable stories which help build empathy with the characters, allowing to explore difficult topics and social issues.
Alt-Frequencies (Plug In Digital, 10th Dec, $7.99) - Alt-Frequencies is an audio mystery game where you use the airwaves to open the world’s eyes to the truth. Record, rewind time and broadcast snippets of radio shows to expose radio hosts, conspiracy theorists, politicians, underground activists - and a dog. By redistributing information, you change what happens in the next 3 minute time loop and impact both news cycles and the lives of the people behind them. Listen as their personal stories evolve, in a world that seems to stand still.
Arcade Archives The Fairyland Story (Hamster, 3rd Dec, $7.99)- "The Fairyland Story" is an action game released by TAITO in 1985. Take control of a young witch and battle against monsters deep within the castle. Master various magics and techniques to overcome your enemies.
Autumn’s Journey (Ratalaika Games, 11th Dec, $4.99) - Embark on an endearing fantasy adventure! The world of Ishtera is populated by two races: dragonkind, who have lived there for eons, and the heavenkind, who have recently appeared. Auralee, an aspiring knight from the farming town of Berri, stumbles upon something unexpected during one of her patrols.
Boot Hill Heroes (Experimental Gamer Studios, 15th Dec, $9.99)- Boot Hill Heroes is the first game in a series that fuses elements of spaghetti western film - gunslinging outlaws, brave lawmen, and the untamed wilderness - with classic RPG storyline and gameplay. It's an epic Wild West adventure packed with excitement, intrigue and a dose of humor.
COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND (Square Enix, 15th Dec, $19.99)– In celebration of the SaGa series’ 30th anniversary, the first three games in the series are coming to Nintendo Switch in one collection! The first Game Boy RPG to sell over a million units and the memorable first installment of the series: THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND. A title that gained popularity through its refined gameplay system and the journey through a diverse world: FINAL FANTASY LEGEND II. A unique story that travelled across time that featured a new and an innovative character leveling system.: FINAL FANTASY LEGEND III.
Danger Gazers (Ultimate Games, 4th Dec, $9.99) - Danger Gazers is a post-apocalyptic roguelite top-down shooter where you pave your own path. The choices you make will decide your fate! 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!
Dark Grim Mariupolis (TERNOX, 15th Dec, $4.99) – Classic adventure game set in a world, combining noir, Greek mythology, magic, mysticism, hopeless entourage of Greco-Roman Age of Decadence and everyday routine. Encourage yourself and step into darkness…
Dicey Dungeons (Distractionware Limited, Late 2020, $14.99) – Become a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck? In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh, Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as you work together to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll.
Drawn to Life: Two Realms (505 Games, 7th Dec, $9.99) - Uncover the mystery of the Shadow. The quirky Raposa and your drawn hero return in Drawn to Life: Two Realms, the next installment in the beloved franchise! You again take on the role of the Creator, unlocking the mysterious connection between the two worlds, and creating a Hero to save them both!
Evolution Board Game (North Star Games, 10th Dec, $19.99) - ADAPT OR GO EXTINCT. In Evolution, you adapt your species to survive, and stay one step ahead of opponents. Watering hole running dry? Evolve a long neck to reach food in the trees. Staring down a Carnivore? Develop a hard shell to protect you. Opponent has too many species? Time to go on the attack yourself by adapting into a Carnivore.
Jigsaw Fun: Piece It Together! (Mindscape, 14th Dec, $14.99) – Piece it together with up to 4 players, across 200+ unique puzzling levels! Jump into a relaxing puzzle alone or with up to 4 players. With hundreds of unique jigsaw puzzles, Jigsaw Fun has the largest library of images and jigsaws to enjoy. From cats & dogs to cityscapes, from beautiful nature scenes to colorful balls of yarn, piece together your favorite puzzles!
OctaFight (Silesia Games, 10th Dec, $5.99) - Move, jump, shield, throw and trigger your bomb on time to be the last in one piece! OctaFight is an explosive combat game. A tribute to good old couch multiplayer titles, offering intense and devastating versus matches. Create your own fighting rules, from fairly competitive to deliciously chaotic, compose with various bomb types, crazy game modes and momentous arenas. With his amazing overpixelated Art, OctaFight declare his love to minimalism and refined design, and explore the promises of the ultra-low definition!
Persian Nights 2: The Moonlight Veil (Artifex Mundi, 11th Dec, $14.99) – Between two moons and one love. Travel to the magical land of Persian Nights and save your sister from a dire fate. Feel the taste of orient in this sumptuous and beguiling hidden object adventure.
Shakes on a Plane (Assemble Entertainment, 15th Dec, $19.99) – Shakes on a Plane is a chaotic co-op shaking game for one to four players. Flying on various planes with your flight crew, serve up a variety of tasty shakes, burgers, fries and many more dishes before the plane lands on the airport and your passengers rate your services.
Splashy Cube (No Gravity Games, 11th Dec, $4.99) – Become a blob-eating cube! Splashy Cube is a puzzle game dressed in minimalistic, yet cute and colorful graphics. Embark on an exciting adventure through the colorful labyrinth.
Tanuki Justice (No Gravity Games, 10th Dec, $14.99) - Tanuki Justice is a continuous intensive action run’n gun in which you incarnate a tanuki brother and sister. You’ll face hundreds of enemies in feudal Japan. Varied environments with landscapes of all kinds, retro and fast rhythmic music, numerous and difficult situations reminiscent of good old arcade games.
Warplanes: WW1 Sky Aces (7Levels, 11th Dec, $9.99) – Become a legend of air combat at the dawn of its existence, spreading fear in the airplane battle arenas of World War I. Take on the role of one of the brave pioneers testing the Wright brothers’ invention in action. Examine both your flying skills and your machine’s capabilities in extreme war conditions, where constructors and pilots alike were learning their plane’s limits.
- Science and Magic Fuse! – The latest update to the Fire Emblem Heroes game has arrived. Book V delivers a blast of steampunk-inspired energy to this classic tale of sword and sorcery. With new mechanical armor and special Book V-related events and bonuses, it’s safe to say you’ve never anything like this before in the Fire Emblem Heroes universe. Even novice summoners can jump right into Book V’s story to discover more about the realm of Niðavellir.
- Spread Some Holiday ChARm – Tis the season to show off your AR photography skills! Players who log into the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game before Jan. 7 at 9:59 p.m. PT will receive a free giant holiday gift box in-game item. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp recently added new AR features, so you can use them with the giant holiday gift box to create an AR greeting card that’s great for the holiday season! With AR Camera, you’ll be able to choose a real-world spot and add your favorite Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp pals to snap a shot. With AR Cabin, you’ll even be able to enter the same space as your animal friends and hang out. Just think of the possibilities for jolly holiday poses!
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!