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
Capcom Arcade Stadium (Capcom, 17th Feb, $0.00) - Dozens of Capcom’s most beloved arcade classics are on Nintendo Switch as part of Capcom Arcade Stadium. Rewind gameplay, adjust game speed or difficulty, and select from a variety of display options to relive that sweet arcade goodness. Get 1943 - The Battle of Midway for free, then purchase game packs or the standalone Ghosts ‘n Goblins add-on to build your collection.
Persona 5 Strikers (SEGA, 23rd Feb, $59.99) - Join the Phantom Thieves and strike back against the corruption overtaking cities across Japan. A summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges… Reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis! - Read our Persona 5 Strikers review
Curse of the Dead Gods (Focus Home Interactive, 23rd Feb, $19.99) - Your desire to seek untold riches, eternal life and divine powers leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again.
Project TRIANGLE STRATEGY (working title) Demo (Square Enix, 17th Feb, $0.00) - Recently announced in the latest Nintendo Direct, this new tactical RPG from SQUARE ENIX is launching for Nintendo Switch in 2022... but you can try out a free demo for the game now!
Switch eShop - New Releases
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (18th Feb, $19.99) - Anodyne 2: Return to Dust combines the thrilling scale and cinematic storytelling of 3D games with the tight design and easy-to-pick-up satisfaction of 2D action adventures. Explore gorgeous and haunting locales, speak with strangers, and make both friends and memories along the way.
Arcade Archives THUNDER CROSS (HAMSTER, 11th Feb, $7.99) - "THUNDER CROSS" is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1988. Take control of the BLUE THUNDER M-45 and fight against the Mechanikon hordes.
Astrologaster (Plug In Digital, 18th Feb, $9.99) - Astrologaster is a story-driven astrological comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London. Take on the role of the notorious Doctor Simon Forman and use Astrology to treat his patients. Will you win their favour or ruin their lives? London, 1592. A great plague sweeps through the capital. When doctors flee the city in fear, a hero rises. His name is Simon Forman, “Doctor” of Astrology and Physick. Not only does he have the power to cure the sick, he can find their lost pets or even predict their futures, by reading the movements of the stars!
Black Jack World Tour (Dolores Entertainment, 18th Feb, $3.99) - Feel lucky today! Now, you can play BLACKJACK World Tour, your favorite 21 card game - anywhere and anytime. Bet without spending money, and enjoy a unique experience! If you are a fan of casino table games, you will love our black jack. Today, luck is on your side.
Boom Blaster (ChiliDog Interactive, 19th Feb, $4.99) - Boom Blaster is an outstanding, brain-blasting, groundshaking, oldschool mega Run ‘n Gun game! A group of space prisoners took their chance to escape. But their road to freedom would not be so easy. Meet all kinds of classic monsters and deadly enemies — from small acid insects to huge one-eyed bosses with guns and bad temper.
Cape's Escape Game 2nd room (18th Feb, $4.90) - The main character has finally save up enough money to move. He's relieved that he doesn't have to deal with any more of Cape's pranks. But he doesn't seem to mind how ridiciously cheap the rent is at the next place. Let's hope that nothing horrible happens…
Cathedral (Elden Pixels, 18th Feb, $14.99) - Wake up in a world with no recollection of how you got there. A world full of secrets, hidden rooms, dungeons and towns; Cathedral features a vast world, meant for exploring! Control a nameless protagonist from a different world and team up with the spirit known as Soul and set out to demolish the demi-god known only as Ardur. - Read our Cathedral review
Crazy Oce (Funalter Games, 18th Feb, $5.99) - Oce is a drop of dew, that comes from the pronunciation of Hindi dew. Oce went out as usual, but this time it was very strange, the space vortex suddenly appeared, taking Oce to a new space. It ’s weird here, not only has the gravity rules changed, but it is also full of triggers and traps! However, Oce will not sit still but flee from here!
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. The Coven of Crossbow, an ancient order of hunters sworn to guard the balance between the forces of heaven and hell prevailed against all odds.
Doom & Destiny Advanced (19th Feb, $11.99) - Venture with the most nerdy anti-heroes of all times, face a crazy adventure, defeat a mad businessman and save the universe, one fetch quest at a time.
Dry Drowning (VLG, 22nd Feb, $24.99) - Follow the story of Mordred Foley, an unscrupulous private detective haunted by his dark past, and look into a series of macabre serial killings inspired by Greek mythology.
Dynos & Ghosts (23rd Feb, $4.99) - Save the Dynos colony from the deadly ghosts. You drive a nano-robot whose aim is to crunch the ghosts and their power ups, while sparing the dynosaurs. Served by beautifull graphics, sounds and animation, this arcade game introduce a new type of gampeplay that will bring you hours of fun!
Glam (Three Legged Egg, 18th Feb, $19.99) - Glam has the most unique ability in the video game history She can grab branches and swing by using her hair. Controls are simple: three buttons and a Stick. Master your, swinging and jumping skills on the epic obstacles courses where each death is a lesson. In this game you play as Glam, her goal is to rescue her mother from the realm of Caterina.
Johnny Bonasera Full Season (Rafael Garcia Moreno, 23rd Feb, $14.99) - This is the story of Johnny Bonasera, a kid that was beaten and humiliated by a punk gang. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, Johnny Bonasera promises revenge against each of the punks who bullied him. One by one. Unscrupulous. Mercilessly. But the story gets messy, his mother is kidnapped and Johnny will have to face aliens who abduct humans while the government is trying to hide everything.
Knight's Retreat (QUByte Interactive, 11th Feb, $3.99) - Featuring: 80 hand-crafted levels with increasing complexity. A fun chess puzzle now available to everyone (even those who have never played chess)Beautiful, abstract world inspired by Medieval Times;Originally composed music to help you focus and relax while solving the puzzles
Offroad Mini Racing (Pix Arts, 20th Feb, $5.99) - Drift, slide, skid! Offroad Mini Racing is the isometric 3D perspective car racing game that makes racing funnier than ever. As an experienced racer, you will have to manage driving your car on bumpers and jumps, narrow roads and even ice. Avoid collisions and don't let you be overtaken by the fast computer driven cars.
Persephone (Momo-pi tudio, 11th Feb, $8.00) - Persephone is a puzzle game that explores the following possibility: what if death isn't the end, but the key to solve puzzles? Where, when and how will you choose to die in order to progress? Discover more than 100 puzzles in 10 different environments, each with unique mechanisms. Transport yourself to this magical world enriched with beautiful graphics and captivating music.
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos (Team17, 23rd Feb, $19.99)
Ski Jump Challenge (Ultimate Games, 20th Feb, $5.99) - Get ready for true winter madness! Presenting Ski Jump Challenge, the game that’s so playable, you’ll never want to stop playing. It’s so easy anybody can play it and so realistic that you can control all the actions of your ski jumper.
Speed Limit (Chorus Worldwide Games, 18th Feb, $9.99) - Speed Limit is a non-stop genre-warping arcade experience that never slows down. No cuts, no lapses in the chaos, Speed Limit is an old-school action extravaganza boiled down to its core elements: Hard. Fast. Addictive.
Thomas Was Alone (Ant Workshop, 19th Feb, $9.99) - Thomas Was Alone is the award winning, critically acclaimed platformer about friendship and jumping and floating and anti-gravity. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of obstacles, combining their skills to reach the end of each level.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – There’s never been a bigger cast of characters or a better time to jump into the ultimate brawl! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features a giant lineup of video game icons duking it out in fierce battles that take place across dozens of signature locations from throughout gaming history. It also includes more than 1,000 music tracks from classic gaming franchises, cementing its legacy as the ultimate tribute to gaming’s past and future.
Plus, with the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC, which can be purchased for $29.99, you’ll also get access to Min Min from the ARMS game, Steve & Alex from Minecraft and Sephiroth from the FINAL FANTASY series, as well as the recently announced Pyra/Mythra and two more yet-to-be announced fighters as they release. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently available in Nintendo eShop.
A Golden Opportunity – For a limited time, you can earn up to 600 My Nintendo Gold Points – twice the normal amount – when you purchase select digital games through Nintendo eShop, Nintendo.com (where available) or participating retailers. Eligible games include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, among others!
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!