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
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition (Ubisoft, 14th Jan, $14.99) - Team up with friends and combine your skills to battle your way through waves of tough enemies, or compete with them in awesome mini-games like Dodgeball, all on your way to defeat the League of Ramona’s Evil Exes. This Complete Edition includes the remaster of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game and its original DLCs, the Knives Chau and Wallace Wells Add-On Packs. Rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat-’em-up inspired by the iconic comic book series and movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. - Read our Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition review
Switch eShop - New Releases
16-Bit Soccer (Sprakelsoft, 14th Jan, $4.99) - Do you love those soccer games on consoles & home computers from the 90s? If you want to relive those moments of fast-paced action with cool pixel graphics then “16-Bit Soccer” is just what you're looking for! You’ll get a real buzz playing this game which is easy to learn but hard to master and even more difficult to put down!
ACT IT OUT XL! A Game of Charades (Snap Finger Click, 12th Jan, $11.99) - "ACT IT OUT is a great party game, suitable for large groups of people and almost all situations" Get your friends together and have the best game nights with ACT IT OUT XL!
Arcade Archives Rod Land (HAMSTER, 7th Jan, $7.99) - Control fairy siblings Tam and Rit to rescue their mother who has been kidnapped by an evil demon. Use a magic wand (rod) and rainbow boots to scale MABOOT TOWER and defeat its master!
Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (KEMCO, 7th Jan, $19.99) - Muspelheim, a nation of desert and wilderness, also named as “the Sand Kingdom. ” Volker, a blacksmith's son, always dreamed of becoming an adventurer, but he finds himself adventuring aiming to become a court blacksmith at the same time!
Bullet Trail (Piotr Skalski, 11th Jan, $2.99) - Bullet Trail is a stunning puzzle and action game where you need to guide a bullet towards your target in order to win. You will need to use all your agility and attention in order to win and bring in the ultimate game experience. This is a very intense, fun gameplay idea that helps you test your aiming skills and reaction time.
Clay Skeet Shooting (Pix Arts, 17th Jan, $3.99) - As an Olympic Games official competition, Clay Pigeon Shooting is a real sport that requires talent, ability to concentrate and dexterity. Clay Skeet Shooting is the most effective mobile simulation of this sport. It features many different guns, from semi-automatic riffles, hand guns to machine guns that will provide the best shooting experience. With very intuitive controls and interface along with a true physic engine, you'll get hours of fun through its 100+ levels increasingly challenging. Are you ready to shoot?
Clumsy Rush (Undefined, 23rd Dec, $4.99) - Clumsy Rush is a fun-filled game that will have you and your friends laughing for hours. Move like a duck around, bump each other, steal the crown and have tons of fun together. Because time spent with friends is priceless. Just tap out a beat and move your feet! Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot - find your rhythm.
Danger Gazers (Ultimate Games, 4th Dec, $9.99) - 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!
Dirt Trackin Sprint Cars (Flying Squirrel Games, 10th Jan, $9.99) - Join more than 500,000 other players enjoying the best-rated Dirt racing Sprint Car game from the creators of Dirt Trackin'! With 410 Winged, Non-Winged, Big Block Modified, and Midget cars, you will be sure to find all levels of dirt race competition. The game includes 13 racetracks to choose from.
Down in Bermuda (YAK, 14th Jan, $19.99) - An unnatural storm leaves an adventurous aviator stranded for decades within the infamous Bermuda. Overcome creatures of the deep and unravel the islands secrets in search for a way back home. Down in Bermuda is a quirky adventure filled with puzzles to solve and mysteries to uncover.
Espacio Cosmic Light-Seeker (PLiCy, 11th Jan, $3.49) - This space is full of magical characters too! Enjoy the monochrome worldview with cute space animals. What is the true nature of this space? What awaits you in search of the light! The appearance of your buddy Celluar is customizable! There are also various item books, so try to complete them!
Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol.2 Adventurer's Days- (14th Jan, $7.99) - The 2nd part of a 3 part series!A run-of-the-mill guy who got transported to a fantasy world joins a witch and a lady knight together in battle?!
Knight with Tactics (Piotr Skalski, 11th Jan, $0.99) - Knight with Tactics is a game where you need to move your knight in such a way so that it can reach your enemy and eliminate it quickly. You can’t always destroy your enemies right away, sometimes you need to get your weapon, so there are a variety of puzzles you need to try and go through. That brings in a sense of fun and immersion!
Life of Fly (EpiXR, 14th Jan, $14.99) - Life of Fly features 12 short stories each revolving around the life and thoughts of another fly. It is an interesting yet relaxing narrative flight game like no other. You jump into the role of a little fly which is collecting it thought while exploring its own living environment. The most interesting content of the game is on a meta-level where each fly talks about its life, about some things that happened to them, and about some almost philosophical thoughts they had. Be prepared to experience some very unusual content, some interesting thoughts that go way beyond the normal life of a fly, and some entertaining short stories with a twist.
Maze with cube (Piotr Skalski, 11th Jan, $2.99) - Maze with cube is a fun puzzle game where you need to guide your cube as you try to find the end of the maze. There are more than 100 levels to play through, each one with its own maze and unique gameplay challenges. You will need to test all your puzzle skills as you try to complete challenges and reach the next experience.
My Hidden Things (Big Way, 14th Jan, $6.99) - In the beginning there was nothing, only a chaos of dreams, out of which came Xary. It tried to understand people's nature and help them, but it’s too young for that. Then you came along. Together, you can get to the bottom of this… Sometimes life tests us. The main characters of these stories will face many challenges, whether it be the illness of someone you love, a perilous journey or walking away from an abusive relationship.
My Magic Florist (Cool Small Games, 15th Jan, $6.99) - My Magic Florist will take you to a world of magic, colors, and harmony. You'll be tasked to take care of your own enchanted flower shop. Earn money and make upgrades through wise investments! Your magical fairy powers are a good start, but you'll need to get experience and hone your skills to truly succeed. You're the only boss, and in the end, it'll be up to you and your hard work.
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition (Square Enix Europe LTD, 17th Jan, $12.99) - Surf through a pulsating underworld on platforms YOU pull from thin air, where and when you want, in this psychedelic action platformer. Unlock devastating abilities across 50+ hand crafted levels as you defy gravity to a pumping beat. Fry enemies with laser beams, crumble walls, and solve puzzles, while obstacles & enemies move along with the beat. - Read our Octahedron: Transfixed Edition review
PING REDUX (Nami Tentou, 14th Jan, $4.99) - PING REDUX is a challenging ping pong puzzle game, remade from its older sibling PING 1. 5+. It's not for the weak at heart. Bounce off the walls and obstacles and reach the succulent tasty orange. It boasts an excellent techno soundtrack that's so good, it'll stay in your brain for days. PING REDUX has 100+ levels including 12 bosses that are inspired by classic games to help keep the gameplay varied. With bombs, lava, moving hazards, and other sorts of blocks to get in your way, do you think you can beat it?
PLOID (Nape Games, 14th Jan, $2.99) - PLOID happens a couple of years after the events of V. O. I. D. + the Ploids have formed the patrol that protects time and space to avoid repeating the story with Dr. Elo, also Alpha and Omega Ploids enter a new line in evolution due to time travel turning them into PLOID X, a skill that allows them to have temporary improvements to their systems in order to fight.
Red Colony (Shinyuden, 18th Jan, $6.99) - After a mad scientist experiments with all kinds of DNA, a deadly virus infects his staff and turns them into blood-thirsty zombies. Maria is a researcher trapped in the turmoil who desperately searches for her daughter before it is too late. The secrets she finds during her escape from the colony will make her fight a stronger enemy than the wicked virus.
Rhythm Fighter (Coconut Island Games, 14th Jan, $16.99) - Commander Chaos, the most infamous Beatarain in this universe. Finally, he set his mind on the Planet Earth, and destroy the peaceful life of animals and vegetables. He use dark Beat Energy, and turn all the lovely vegetables into evil minions in a blink. They wreak havoc all over the world. Countless animal heroes have sacrificed. The evil purpose of Commander Chaos will succeed in an instant.
Shadow Gangs (JKM, 14th Jan, $23.99) - Shadow Gangs is an arcade style ninja action game. The graphics are HD hand drawn and traditional style animated. The soundtrack was made by a lead guitarist over a 5 years period.
Solar Blast (Ultimate Games, 15th Jan, $4.99) - Defend sun from incoming enemies! Rotate shield and fight for your life! Discover and master each level with perfect score! Insane combos, huuuge waves of enemies, great visuals and design for you to enjoy.
Spinny’s Journey (18th Jan, $14.99) - Spinny's Journey is a challenging 2D action-puzzle game. Help Spinny to find his way through mazes, dodge traps and repair his spaceship to get back home.
Virtual Battle (SAT-BOX, 11th Jan, $7.69) - Virtual Battle is an action game you can easily pick up and start playing! Defeat enemies with a range of weapons and gimmicks in four themed virtual worlds.
Wacky Run (Piotr Skalski, 11th Jan, $2.99) - Wacky Run is a cool and fun arcade game where you need to race against other people and acquire floorboards to use them for shortcuts. It’s a nifty and fun game you can play, one that’s incredibly fun and full of exciting gameplay ideas. Every level is randomly generated, so you really need to use your wits and your tactics in order to win.
War Truck Simulator (Ultimate Games, 19th Jan, $7.99) - Hello soldier, you are a representative of a special military group that operates on enemy territory! Get behind the wheel of a military truck for special tasks! There are many different missions ahead of you, saving defenseless and injured civilians, and taking part in armed conflicts! Hope you are ready. Get ready for challenging missions! Get in and gasp!
WRITHE (MissionCtrlStudios, 15th Jan, $9.99) - WRITHE transports you to an alternate ‘70s Thailand, where an endless horde of mutant sago worms terrorize the good people of Bangkok. Suit up and lock ‘n’ load- it’s your duty as an exterminator to hold back this wriggling tide to the last breath. Blast your way through ceaseless swarms of grubs to a thumping industrial soundtrack, and throw yourself into an original arcade FPS that will test your mettle at every turn.
Zotrix Starglider (Ocean Media, 14th Jan, $9.99) - Zotrix is an arcade space shooter inspired by early shooter games on arcade machines from 80's and early 90's. Designed for all generations it contains levels with nice and colorful enemies while focuse is on the arcade element of the gameplay. Chains of enemy ships are lining up one by one while you perform maneuvers to clear the perimeter and avoid being cleared out yourself.
Super Mario Odyssey – The new year is a great time to embark on another adventure with Mario. Thanks to his pal Cappy, in Super Mario Odyssey, Mario can control certain objects and enemies, including familiar faces like Goombas, Bullet Bills and Chain Chomps. With just a flick of the wrist, you can toss the hat-shaped hero to take over.
Let the Gains Begin! – Turn up the heat with the free No Mercy DLC for Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise. This intense workout will see your instructor get a little feisty to push you past that plateau. Get ready for a fierce regimen when Janice, Martina and Sophie take their gloves off and give you the extra motivation you need. They’ll be entering the ring to join the ruthless versions of Lin, Evan, Karen and Hiro, who just launched last month. Don’t worry, you can always change back to mellower versions of your trainer whenever you feel like cooling off. The No Mercy DLC is currently available for free in Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo eShop sales
New Year, New Sale! – Along with the new year, a new sale has arrived on Nintendo Switch games! Starting now and running until Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. PT, take advantage of a New Year sale in Nintendo eShop to get up to 30% off the digital versions of Nintendo Switch games, including critically acclaimed titles like Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Super Mario Maker 2 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. It’s a great chance to work on that New Year’s resolution to play more games!
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!