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
Olija (Devolver Digital, 28th Jan, $14.99) - Faraday is shipwrecked and trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor-sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olijais a story about facing the unknown in adversity.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Arcade Archives BLOCK HOLE (HAMSTER, 21st Jan, $7.99) - "BLOCK HOLE" is a puzzle shooter game released by KONAMI in 1989. Shoot blocks as they descend from above, and form them into rectangular shapes to clear them from the screen. It's possible to create huge rectangular shapes to clear many blocks at once. Try to be as efficient as possible!
Bonkies (Crunching Koalas, 29th Jan, $14.99) - Bonkies is a jolly party game about cooperation, space construction and the joys of colonising the solar system as a team of monkeys. You and your prime mates will be tasked with raising all sorts of quirky constructions on distant planets, by stacking blocks so they fit a given outline.
Burn! SuperTrucks (JORGE BIEDMA AZUAR, 29th Jan, $7.99) - The championship regulations in the « SuperTrucks » mode require you to get over large metal ramps at different strategic points, where control and anticipation in each jump are essential to ranking among the best drivers. Compete in championship mode on different tracks, located and designed throughout the entire USA.
Caves and Castles: Underworld (ChiliDog Interactive, 29th Jan, $4.99) - Find adventure beyond your imagination and riches untold as you descend into the caves beneath an ancient castle! Match gems to remove obstacles, collect keys to unlock new passages and build your strength as fast as you can to break through barriers in Caves and Castles: Underworld, a sometimes relaxing, sometimes heart-racing match-three game!
Chill Panda (Onteca, 29th Jan, $9.99) - Baby Pandas grow up fast! Chill Panda is excited to go out into the world but feels worried about exploring alone! Chill Panda heads to the beautiful island of Chillville near the sea where it’s said that a very calm and wise panda lives. Discover the secrets of the island. Help Chill Panda manage fear and worry. So that nothing can stop Panda from having fun!
Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space (Kemco, 28th Jan, $29.99) - Citizens Unite! : Earth x Space includes “Citizens of Earth”, where the rookie Vice President and fellow Citizens investigate the strange mysteries cropping up all over Earth, and “Citizens of Space” where the Earth’s new Ambassador embarks on a journey to find the missing Earth with the help of Citizens across the galaxy.
Colossus Down (Mango Protocol, 28th Jan, $17.99) - Nika has just finished the first phase of her plan to destroy everything that isn't cool: the construction of a combat mecha called MechaNika. There's no time to lose, so join Nika, get your hands on MechaNika's controls and demolish the entire planet. You have to put an end to history books, planned obsolescence, kitschy dresses, never-ending sagas of boring video games and pea soup.
Cooking Festival (BoomBit Games, 29th Jan, $10.99) - Cooking Festival is a delicious management sim that will let you bake, fry and grill around the world! Become the master chef the cooking world has been waiting for and whip up some homemade pancakes, grill juicy ribs, bake aromatic original Italian pizzas, and serve delicious ice cream that everyone loves!
Crashnauts (Fueled By Rockets, 28th Jan, $14.99) - Crashnauts is a hard-hitting 2D Arena Shooter for 1-6 players. Crush your enemies with your Crashpod or obliterate them with an array of satisfying weaponry. Simple at first but boasting deep mechanics, Crashnauts delivers fun for players of any skill level! Crash with friends in local PvP and with CPU players!
CROSSBOW: Bloodnight (Hyperstrange, 29th Jan, $4.99) - In the year 1139, the Second Council of the Lateran convened by Pope Innocent II has pronounced an anathema on the use of the crossbow. The council saw its unstoppable power as ungodly, demonic by nature. They were not entirely wrong.
Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition (Playdigious, 2nd Feb, $19.99) - Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Perhaps you're looking for knowledge, or power, or beauty, or revenge. Perhaps you just want the colours beneath the skin of the world.
Cupcake Match (Digital Game Group, 22nd Jan, $7.99) - Help Joy in building her dream, a Cupcake Bakery. Discover all-new ways to play this wacky puzzle game. Find your perfect match with different breathtaking game modes that meet all your sweet desires.
Disjunction (Sold Out, 28th Jan, $15.99) - 2048. Following the arrest of a prominent community leader, New York stands in disarray. Suspicions and allegations run rife throughout the city, as an insidious drug known as ‘Shard’ spreads throughout the underworld. With the city’s future in doubt, three hardened citizens rise to discover the truth and uncover a conspiracy threatening to alter the city’s fate.
Glyph (Undefined, 1st Feb, $19.99) - Be aware: Glyph is easy to learn, but hard to master!
Gods Will Fall (Deep Silver, 28th Jan, $24.99) - The gods’ torturous rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. Bent on cruelty and suffering, they demand to be served with blind worship through an oath of fealty pledged from every man, woman and child. To those who don't submit to the gods’ will; a slow and merciless death awaits.
Golden Force (No Gravity Games, 28th Jan, $19.99) - The King of Demons set his sights on Muscle Island, a paradisaical and peaceful place where it’s good to live. This evil person settled his army and persecutes the population with the help of his generals.
Heaven's Vault (28th Jan, $17.99) - When a talented roboticist goes missing, archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot assistant Six are sent onto the rivers of the Nebula to find him. Their search soon has them piecing together an ancient trail of artefacts, inscriptions, and lost knowledge that leads thousands of years into the past...
Joe's Diner (UIG Entertainment, 21st Jan, $19.99) - Somewhere along the venerable Route 7, in the middle of nowhere, you will find Joe’s Diner. As an employee working the graveyard shift for the next month, your primary task is to keep the tables clean. Unfortunately there’s a rub to it. The old Diner was built on the site of a former Indian cemetery. Amongst the buried, two rival chieftains are laid to rest while alive each could not stand the other.
Märchen Forest (Clouded Leopard Entertainment, 28th Jan, $34.99) - Deep within a forest, in a place far, far away, there lived the most peculiar of inhabitants. This is the story of a young girl and her magical adventure. StoryMylne, an apothecary, searches the Mysterious Forest for ingredients so that she can brew her potions.
Pineview Drive (UIG Entertainment, 21st Jan, $19.99) - An old abandoned mansion lies at the dead end of Pineview Drive. A troubled man is standing at its gates, looking over the property. 20 years ago he had visited this estate with his wife Linda. During their stay his beloved vanished without a trace – her mysterious disappearance unresolved.
Pixel Game Maker Series The Witch and The 66 Mushrooms (Gotcha Gotcha Games, 21st Jan, $6.60) - Operate the lovely witches and enjoy light-hearted action games! Avenge your enemies with a variety of attack methods, including knives, swords, and hammers Explore the vast stages and try to reveal all the maps! Find all the hidden mushrooms!
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Prophecy of the Throne (29th Jan, $59.99) - One month after Subaru's life in another world began, an emissary brings news to royal candidate Emilia that the royal selection is postponed. A nun named Melty Pristis has appeared to defy prophecy as the mysterious sixth candidate seeking the throne. With Melty's arrival casting doubt on each candidate's legitimacy and the Witch Cult plotting in the shadows, will Subaru be able to protect all those he holds dear?
Redout: Space Assault (22nd Jan, $9.99) - Redout: Space Assault puts you in control of a Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the 2395 Colonization of Mars: dive in the fastest, most epic and exciting arcade space battle you can experience. Outsmart, outmaneuver, overpower, outclass your opponents in lightning-fast, adrenaline-inducing single-player space combat.
Royal Tower Defense (Prison Games, 28th Jan, $7.99) - Orcs depleted resources on theirs lands and it's only a matter of time before they try to put their hands on our Kingdom. Diplomats were already send to peacefully ask orcs to back off, but they’ve never returned.
Save Farty (the binary family, 28th Jan, $6.99) - Farty is a chicken with some serious problems. He’s flatulent, but that’s just the start of it. Through a combination of bad advice and poor luck, he’s got himself mixed up with some pretty bad people — and now his life depends on you. Answer a series of absurd and ridiculous trivia questions, and Farty is given a stay of execution.
Seal Electric Railway (NOW Production, 23rd Jan, $3.85) - The life of a curly, chewy seal is being targeted by a vicious orca! Drive the train back to the station safely to prevent the seals from falling into the sea. Let's get going!
Shark Copter vs. Zombie Dancers (NOW Production, 23rd Jan, $3.85) - One day in August 2030, an outbreak of a zombie virus was confirmed at a festival in Japan! The infection spread in a blink of an eye, and the venue was filled with zombies. If the virus spreads overseas as it is, humankind will be in great danger.
Spaceship Curse (NOW PRODUCTION, 23rd Jan, $3.85) - The doll I picked up cast a curse. A space shuttle that is being taken in by a curse. You aim to escape from the dangerous space shuttle. One day, the main character, the astronaut, was walking toward the space shuttle. Along the way, I suddenly notice that a "Japanese Ichimatsu doll" has fallen.
Strange Field Football (Wildbus Studio, 28th Jan, $6.99) - This is a game that allows light gamers to have the fun of football. There is no fouls, no out of bounds, the only rule is to score more goals within the specified time. Pro gamers can also find their fun. Players' Hit point, use of special skills, and differences in tactics, every small operation may affect the final result.
SushiParty (AnelaGamesStudio, 28th Jan, $9.99) - A simple but actionable shooter! In recent years, "shrimp" and "tuna" were fighting. However, tuna adopted all sushi and enjoys the rule of the galaxy. The shrimp will defeat the tuna to save the galaxy! Sushi will save the galaxy! A view of the world without rotation and a wasted effect, And please enjoy it with a cool sound. You can enjoy from beginner to core user in 3 game modes The game balance is finished.
Sword of the Necromancer (28th Jan, $14.99) - Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action RPG with Rogue-like elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you.
The Choice of Life: Middle Ages (Redblack Spade, 28th Jan, $4.99) - You find yourself in a fabulous medieval kingdom. And, as you know, it was not easy to survive there. Therefore, you have to make a wise (and sometimes not so) choice that will determine your fate! - Become a robber or a decent trader? - Beg for money or learning a craft?
TOHU (The Irregular Corporation, 28th Jan, $14.99) - Experience a brand new adventure game set amongst a world of weird and wonderful fish planets. Explore beautiful environments, solve intricate puzzles and discover the truth about a mysterious little girl and her mechanical alter-ego, Cubus. Adventure as a little girl Explore vivid and atmospheric locations, meet intriguing characters, and solve elaborate puzzles - all on your quest to repair the Sacred Engine.
Vera Blanc: Ghost In The Castle (Ratalaika Games, 29th Jan, $4.99) - Vera Blanc is a mystery / detective game. Take on the role of Vera Blanc, a young woman with the ability to read other people's minds. The game is a mixture of visual novel and adventure game with a collection of challenging minigames, you can also play as a pure visual novel. In this episode, our heroine travels to a small village in central Italy.
Woodsalt (Team Woodsalt, 13th Oct, $24.99) - "Woodsalt" is an adventure game set on the planet of Nu-Terra, 1000 years after Earth was evacuated during chaotic natural disasters and an attack by giant creatures. You control Emcy, an Earth born man who is awaken from stasis into a new city in a bubble as they wait for a signal to return back home, but not everybody is as eager to return as thought.
Viva Festivale! – February’s arriving soon, and that means love is in the air with a free update to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Celebrate the sentimental season with chocolate hearts and heart-shaped bouquets, which will be available for purchase through Nook Shopping, beginning Feb. 1 and running through Feb. 14. Also, on Feb. 15, Dancer Pavé will arrive to your island’s plaza to usher in some confetti and carnival spirit for a special Festivale event. You can prepare for the event in advance by shopping for Festivale clothing at the Able Sisters shop for a limited time, beginning Feb. 1.
Fulfill Fenyx’s Destiny – The newest DLC for Immortals Fenyx Rising has arrived – A New God. Overcome the legendary trials and challenges of the gods of Olympos to change the Greek Pantheon and fulfill your destiny. This DLC and two other narrative DLCs are available with the Immortals Fenyx Rising Season Pass.
Have a Nice Trip – In Fatal Falls, the latest individual DLC installment for Dead Cells, explore floating shrines, infiltrate the lair of an outlawed secret society and learn the tells of a new boss. On top of the new areas, you will also discover new weapons and enemies. You can also experience all three DLCs, including Fatal Falls, The Bad Seed and Rise of the Giant, in the Dead Cells: The Fatal Seed Bundle, available now.
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!