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
Blue Fire (Graffiti Games, 4th Feb, $19.99) - Embark on an extraordinary journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hidden secrets of this long-forgotten land. Explore mystical temples, encounter survivors and take on strange quests to collect valuable items. Along your adventure, slash your way through daunting adversaries, roam across mysterious and abandoned regions, leap through deadly traps and ultimately master the art of movement.
Haven (4th Feb, $24.99) - Yu and Kay have escaped to a forgotten planet. Play the two lovers settling in an unknown world. Immerse yourself in a romantic, role-playing space adventure, the saga of two lovers trying to stay together against all odds. Survive together, glide over the plains, camp, restore the planet and fight if you have to. Staying together is all that matters. Play solo or go co-op with a special someone.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Arcade Archives HALLEY’S COMET (28th Jan, $7.99) - Take control of your ship to defeat the enemies from Halley's Comet, and save the planets of the Solar System. Destroy space rocks to collect parts to power up your ship. Skillfully navigate the stage to become stronger while stopping the enemy.
Bubble Bubble Ocean (Pix Arts, 6th Feb, $4.99) - Bubble Bubble Ocean is an addictive bubble game with 80 puzzles levels packed of fun!
Byakko-tai Samurai Boys (OperaHouse, 4th Feb, $19.99) - The main character Shikame Chisato and her elder brother who went to a Hanko Nisshinkan School as a swordplay instructor surrogate. Hers childhood friend, Minoji Sakai also, he went to there, where women are usually not allowed to attend, he was worried about Chisato going.
Conarium (Iceberg Interactive, 4th Feb, $19.99) - Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game that follows the gripping story of four scientists and their endeavour to challenge what we normally consider to be the "absolute" limits of nature. Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness, but largely set after the original story.
Daylife in Japan – Pixel Art Jigsaw Puzzle (QUByte Interactive, 28th Jan, $3.99) - Beautiful and originally created Pixel Art animated puzzles to assemble.
Digerati Best Sellers (Digerati, 4th Feb, $51.97) - A triple treat of Digerati hits! This bundle contains Slain: Back From Hell, Snakeybus, and Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition.
Flying Hero X (EpiXR, 4th Feb, $9.99) - Evil unicorns conquered Meow York City! It's about time to unleash your true hero skill and get some revenge! Save all the cute kitten in this thriving city on a beautiful island and upgrade your gear to fly faster than any other hero ever!
Football Cup 2021 (7Levels, 4th Feb, $9.99) - The fields of most famous stadiums glow under the spotlight and are ready for your team. Explore the vast amounts of uniquely designed levels and fight your way through each tournament phase! Meet the legends in the finale and show them how it is done! Claim all your trophies and become a beacon of soccer experience.
G-MODE Archives29 ZANAC (G-MODE, 28th Jan, $4.99) - ZANAC is a classic shooting game that made a name for itself in the gaming industry in 1986. This mobile app version of the game recreates the original game, including hidden elements. The game system has been rearranged to make it easier to play. In addition, this title has been improved with the G-MODE archives.
Glittering Sword (ChiliDog Interactive, 5th Feb, $4.99) - Not every game can be rated solely by screenshots. It's like a human's essence that can’t be measured by a staged photo. And thus Glittering Sword is not that kind of game that some may think judging by screenshots or trailer. On the first glance it looks like typical action-adventure, like many other classic titles from the 90's.
Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story (SteelArtsSoftware, 4th Feb, $14.99) - Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story is a stealth based single player adventure that throws you right into the middle of the Martian invasion. Play as Harper through her personal story amidst the most significant event in human history.
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption (Silesia Games, 9th Feb, $19.99) First of a Series of Games Set at the Hero University About this game: Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is an epic - and humorous - fantasy adventure and role-playing game in which you take on the role of Shawn O'Conner, a young man striving to become a hero as well as a rogue. During the day, Shawn attends classes at the University, practices his skills, and tries to make friends with other students. At night, it's time to pull out weapons, armor, and traps to explore the abandoned wine cellars, stunning sea caves, creepy catacombs, and deadly dungeon beneath Hero-U.
Hexagon Defense (Nether Yoshi Studio, 9th Feb, $3.99) - Hexagon Defense is an arcade-style defense shooter game where you protect your hexagon from enemies.
Jumping Stack Ball (Pix Arts, 5th Feb, $3.99) - Bounce on and destroy platforms stacked in rotating spirals to complete levels. Sounds easy? Simple gameplay but tricky levels! Hit Colored plates to destroy them and descend your ball. But hitting a black plate means Game Over!
Kowloon High-School Chronicle (Arc System Works, 4th Feb, $29.99) - Kowloon High-School Chronicle is a hybrid RPG, adventure, and first-person simulation game originally released in 2004 in Japan. Never before released in North America, experience this classic title, now remastered in HD on Nintendo Switch.
Lost Lands: Dark Overlord (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 28th Jan) - Susan had just stepped away to answer the phone, but when she returned she saw something pulling her son Jimmy through a shimmering portal. It closed before she could pull him back.
My Universe – PET CLINIC CATS & DOGS (9th Feb, $29.99) - Discover the veterinary profession and help cats and dogs that need you. An injury, fever, an animal that refuses to eat: it’s up to you to act! Pay close attention during the medical examination, decide what care your four-legged patients need and take care of their personal well-being through dozens of activities.
NUTS (Noodlecake, 4th Feb, $19.99) - A single-player surveillance mystery set in a remote forest - record the squirrels, report your findings… and uncover the secret that the curious creatures are hiding. Gear up your caravan, boot up your GPS, spread out your map and head for the depths of Melmoth Forest.
Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest (HeroCraft, 4th Feb, $14.99) - Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest is a pixelated point-and-click adventure game in the spirit of 90’s classics. Our cast: Odysseus "Oddy" Kosmos, the onboard engineer of the spaceship, and his one and only companion, the sarcastic robot Barton Quest.
Silver Chains (Headup Games, 29th Jan, $24.99) - After his car hit a tree in a stormy night, Peter wakes up in an old abandoned mansion, somewhere in England. He can´t remember why and how he got here, but soon he realises that the house is not as abandoned as it seems. While trying to find a way out of the house, Peter has to uncover the dark secrets of what has happened in this place.
Skyforge (MY.GAMES, 4th Feb) - Skyforge is an online action game inspired by science-fiction and fantasy, set in a breathtaking universe rife with gods and monsters. As an Immortal of Aelion, team up with players around the world to uncover amazing stories, explore lands uncharted, and defend a massive, constantly evolving world from invasion!
Space Blast Zom A Matching Game (Digital Game Group, 29th Jan, $7.99) - Enter an all-new world of Space Blast Zom – A Matching Game. Where evil alien bosses view for the rule of the galaxy! Fire planets to make matches and destroy the deadly stream of enemy planets. Guide your race to victory! Will you succumb to the perilous pitfalls, or can you rule the galaxy in this cluster-busting challenge?
Station Manager (Kairosoft, 4th Feb, $14.00) - All aboard this exciting journey to build the world's greatest train station! Customize your station with your favorite facilities and trains. Help your passengers travel in comfort by adding vending machines, benches, information boards and more. With fun features including arcades, VIP lounges and taco stands, you'll soon be everyone's favorite stop!
Urban Street Fighting (Pix Arts, 6th Feb, $7.99) - Find the original fighting experience with this hardcore beat'em up game. Defeats your opponents with amazing stunts and blows. Full 3D, Action-packed with realistic physics, single player or local multiplayer, this game will bring you hours of fun.
Turrican Flashback (ININ Games, 29th Jan, $29.99) - Turrican Flashback brings together 4 of the greatest titles in the series with Turrican, Turrican II: The Final Fight, Mega Turrican and Super Turrican all in one package! Developed jointly between the original team at Factor 5 and preservation specialists Ratalaika Games, Turrican has never felt, looked and sounded better! - Read our Turrican Flashback review
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!