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 Meat Boy Forever (Team Meat, 1st Jan, $0.00) - The challenge of Super Meat Boy returns in Super Meat Boy Forever. Players will jump, slide, punch and kick through six chapters containing randomly constructed levels that increase in difficulty each time you rank them up. Repayable levels, bosses and secrets await players in this highly anticipated sequel. Super Meat Boy Foreverwill be available on Dec. 23.
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, originally released in North America as THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, FINAL FANTASY LEGEND II and FINAL FANTASY LEGEND III, are now available for Nintendo Switch in one collection! This RPG collection includes new enhancements, like high-speed mode, as well as features unique to the Nintendo Switch, such as adjustable screen magnification and game screen background customization.
Switch eShop - New Releases
60 Seconds! Reatomized (Robot Gentleman, 18th Dec, $9.99) - Scavenge supplies, rescue your family, and stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, hunt mutant roaches. . . and maybe survive. Or not. Dolores, Ted, Mary Jane and Timmy return to face the nuclear apocalypse in this new, remastered edition of the classic atomic adventure - 60 Seconds!
Among Us (Innersloth, 15th Dec, $5.00) - Play with 4-10 player online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone!
Arcade Archives MARKHAM (HAMSTER, 10th Dec, $7.99) - "MARKHAM" is a scrolling shooter game released by SUNSOFT in 1983. Use a Beam Gun and powerful Missiles to attack and destroy Antarctic Bases. Aiming each attack type takes some getting used to, but once you do, taking out enemies feels great!
Body of Evidence (Fat Dog Games, 17th Dec, $9.99) - As a “cleaner” you need to get rid of the body and make sure there is no evidence left behind.
Calico (Whitethorn Games, 15th Dec, $11.99) - Description Calico is a low stress day-in-the-life community-sim where you move to a town of magical girls and are given a harrowing yet adorable task; Make the town’s cat café active and full of cuddly creatures again! You will journey to a small village of Magical Girls and other fantastical friends to fix up the cat cafe, as well as fill it with furniture, decorations, yummy pastries and most importantly CATS!
Crawlco Block Knockers (17th Dec, $8.99) - Return to the feel of smokey ‘90s Japanese arcades as you pull, kick and match blocks to reveal hidden images of the lovely ladies behind each stage! As blocks enter the play field, knock them into marked zones while avoiding and smashing enemies, all as your workspace gets tighter. Aim carefully to boost your score, but don’t get boxed in!
Dark Arcana: The Carnival (Artifex Mundi, 18th Dec, $14.99) - Investigate two worlds: the one you know and an alternate plane existing behind the Hall of Mirrors. Discover the secret of an ancient being known as the Evil One. Reveal the story of star-crossed lovers and stop the Evil One from breaking its magical chains and invading our world. While traveling through dimensions, you will solve cleverly designed minigames and find hidden objects or play a special minigame as an alternative. Best of all, you will befriend a cute and clever monkey devoted to aiding you on this adventure.
Defentron (Zerouno Games, 17th Dec, $9.99) - Get ready and battle for the ultimate upgrade. Defentron, the retro-futurist computer system is trying to safeguard itself from malicious viruses that seek to control its core. Use strategy to upgrade your lines of defense and become the most powerful security system ever known. Think like an 80s software. You will face fast, hard, resilient enemies, capable of regenerating or splitting when destroyed, returning to the battlefield. Nobody will be safe until the last of the living enemies falls. Will you be able to save Defentron from the enemy threat? It all depends on you.
Football Manager 2021 Touch (SEGA, 14th Dec, $39.99) - Back for the new season with an overhauled UI, FM21 Touch is the perfect game for those looking for the excitement of Football Manager in a more streamlined format.
Freddy Spaghetti (Ratalaika Games, 18th Dec, $4.99) - Follow along Freddy's story as you plunge head first into challenges and obstacles. Created in a laboratory machine by the brilliant Dr. P Starr, Freddy’s story turned out to be quite the adventure that would follow. Freddy uses rope physics to simulate a squishy, stretchy, ropey character. Walk, Run, Jump, Slide, Slap, Smash, Kick, Dodge and Epic Fail your way to the Goal.
Gems of Magic: Lost Family (Mindscape, 17th Dec, $9.99) - Gems of Magic brings a match-3 game together with wonderful hand-drawn art with a story of magic, gems and adventure. Discover this mystical enchanted forest in a calm and relaxing world of spirits and magic. But a dark cloud is forming over the forest and Hurricane has kidnapped the Fuzzy family. It's now time to help the magic creatures to save the Fuzzy family and restore the magical forest.
Grindstone (CAPY, 15th Dec, $19.99) - Smash creeps to get huge combos and earn precious Grindstones in CAPY’s hit puzzle-battler. Cash in your grindstones to craft new gear and overcome devious enemies, obstacles, and boss encounters as you conquer Grindstone Mountain’s 200+ levels, and prove your prowess on the daily mode’s leaderboards.
Isolation Story (Ilya Chkoliar, 22nd Dec, $9.99) - Isolation Story is a LIFE-SIM style game where you buy supplies, avoid people, and manage your SICKNESS using the new GOV PHONE.
Killer Chambers (Village Bench, 21st Dec, $9.99) - To get the King's Crown and save the realm Brave Lord has to face the ghostly apparition of Lord Grave and break through the deadly rooms of the Royal Palace fiercely protected by countless trap mechanisms. Killer Chambers is an action-platformer/memory-game hybrid. You must survive in small rooms filled with traps until one turn of the hourglass.
Landflix Odyssey (Fantastico Studio, 22nd Dec, $14.99) - Landflix Odyssey is an action platform in which players play as Larry, a lazy binge-watcher who finds himself trapped inside the streaming service after using special batteries. This incredible world is called Landflix! In order to return home he has to recover all five batteries ended up inside the TV shows on the Landflix platform.
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons (CIRCLE Entertainment, 17th Dec, $19.99) - Experience a lengthy and challenging story campaign, an enthralling tale full of emotive writing, plot twists and high stakes moments. Grow with your team by clearing strategic turn-based battles, with many optional missions and details to consider – which class will you upgrade for each character, and what equipment or skills will you prioritise? Read our Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons review
Outbreak Lost Hope (Dead Drop Studios, 17th Dec, $12.99) - Experience a mother's desperate search for her daughter in the midst of a nation-wide epidemic. Taking place in the Outbreak universe by Dead Drop Studios, this story follows Gwen just after her harrowing escape from an urban center during the outbreak. A terrible accident causes her to get separated from her daughter Hope and she has to fight the undead to survive... and save her daughter.
Override 2: Super Mech League (Modus Games, 22nd Dec, $29.99) - Seven years after the Xenotypes that invaded Earth have been eradicated, the giant mechs that were once the planet’s defenders are now their entertainers in global mech battle leagues. As a new pilot of these repurposed weapons of war, climb the ranks and represent your Club with a tuned-up roster of returning and new mechs, each with their own unique abilities, moves, and super-charged attacks.
Secrets of Magic 2 – Witches & Wizards (Joindots, 17th Dec, $9.99) - After learning the fine art of magic and becoming a true witch, Victoria is ready to go after Agnes and set her parents free. Witches and wizards united in the fight against evil! Dive into an exciting adventure by matching your way through a magical and dangerous land to defeat the ultimate evil.
Shady Part of Me (Focus Home Interactive, 10th Dec, $14.99) - Shady Part of Me sends you on an emotional and dream-like journey, with breathtaking artistic direction and the enthralling voice of Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins). As a little girl and her shadow, overcome emotional struggles through surreal dreamscapes across a touching narrative filled with twists and surprises.
Shikaku Shapes (Hook Games, 18th Dec, $6.99) - Shikaku Shapes is played on a rectangular grid. Some of the squares in the grid are numbered. The objective is to divide the grid into rectangular and square pieces such that each piece contains exactly one number, and that number represents the area of the rectangle.
Smart Moves (TERNOX, 21st Dec, $5.99) - Different worlds with levels of increasing difficulty, sneaky monsters, unexpected obstacles and great treasures await you! The hero can attack monsters when hero and monster are standing on neighboring square. Avoid being the first at a distance of impact! The hero can't skip turns, but can use level objects - or other monsters - to “skip” the turn.
Space Invaders Forever (ININ Games, 15th Dec, $29.99) - Space Invaders Extreme has arrived with greatly improved graphics and interactive sound to deliver a new immersive experience! Packed with vibrant visuals and a pulsing soundtrack, Space Invaders Extreme comes with 16 stages, filled with invaders and huge boss fights.
Touhou Luna Nights (Phoenixx, 17th Dec, $17.99) - Touhou Luna Nights is a Metroidvania title with a heavy emphasis on exploration and action. Developed by Team Ladybug, creators of multiple fantastic action games thus far.
Traditional Tactics Ne+ (Daidai, 17th Dec, $9.99) - You are "Prince Natri", explore the dungeon "Royal Tomb" to be the king. In there, many spirits are waiting to make a trial of your courage. Let's fight and try the simulation battle with your units!
Traffix (Nerd Monkeys, 21st Dec, $4.99) - Control the traffic lights and help guide the drivers through various city highways like Paris, Tokyo, Istanbul or Las Vegas. Start fighting chaos all over the world!
Turrican Flashback (ININ Games) - The intergalactic action adventure that took video games by storm throughout the 1990s, Turrican is heralded around the world as one of the finest examples of action video games of all time.
Unto The End (Digital Uppercut, 17th Dec, $24.99) - Unto The End is a challenging, handcrafted combat-adventure. Alone and outmatched, a humble father must endure a desperate journey to get back to his family. Armed with a sword, a dagger, and his wits, he must outfight and outsmart the creatures he encounters as he treks through unfamiliar lands, where every step brings him closer to home but is fraught with untold dangers.
When the Past was Around (Chorus Worldwide Games, 15th Dec, $8.49) - When the Past was Around is an adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between.
Yum Yum Line (Mindscape, 17th Dec, $7.99) - Fantastic fun for all ages. Match up the same colors to clear lines and make sure that you don’t get stuck. With infinite replayability and the local battle mode, Yum Yum Line gives you the chance to play by yourself or challenge a friend on the same screen.
密室のサクリファイス／ABYSS OF THE SACRIFICE (D3 Publisher, 17th Dec, $39.99) - Five girls meet in an isolated underground city. As they slay and betray each other, what fate awaits them at the end of their journey? Hope? Or despair? Enjoy an immersive story, fully voiced and boasting multiple endings!
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!