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
PAC-MAN 99 (Bandai Namco, 7th Apr, $0.00) - A Nintendo Switch Online membership grants you entry to the battle royale game PAC-MAN™ 99. After four decades of iconic gaming memories, PAC-MAN is back in the maze, ready to hunt down those ever-elusive ghosts. But this time, you’ll be competing against 98 fellow players to emerge as the last PAC-MAN standing. Featuring eight different selectable strategies to deploy on the fly, and the tantalizing promise of mounting a huge comeback when you eat a Ghost Train, PAC-MAN 99 delivers a blast from the past with modern thrills.
Cozy Grove (8th Apr, $14.99) - Welcome to Cozy Grove, a life-sim game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you’ll wander the island’s forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. Featuring beautiful, dynamic, hand-drawn landscapes that come alive when you help a spirit in need, you’ll be able to collect spirit animals, craft decorations and go fishing. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you’ll bring color and joy back to Cozy Grove.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (NIS America, 9th Apr, $59.99) - The long-awaited finale to the epic Trails of Cold Steel RPG saga arrives on Nintendo Switch! The continent of Zemuria is dragged into conflict as the Erebonian Empire mobilizes the full force of its military. The heroes of Class VII old and new must unite to end the conflict before it consumes the continent. In a world ablaze with war, heroes must unite. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV will be available April 9.
DON’T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale (8th Apr, $9.99) - The fate of the city is at stake in this sarcastic and darkly comedic RPG. Face down your inner demons amid a bustling city, a dimension-hopping storyline and entertaining tactical battles against bullies who will stop at nothing to take your pizza. Do you have what it takes to find the hero deep within?
Say No! More (Thunderful, 9th Apr, $14.99) - In a world where everyone sticks to the status quo of saying “YES,” create your own custom character and take on the role of an intern on a mission to change the world with the positive power of “NO!” With this new power, nothing will get in your way as you shout “NO!” at any absurd requests fired your way. This hilarious adventure game has tender depth wrapped up in a fun, late-90s video game style, complete with chunky, colorful visuals, comical animations and jazzy music. Say No! More will be available April 9.
Switch eShop - New Releases
.cat (10th Apr, $9.99) - It is a beautiful 2D pixel art game for all ages. Where you are a cat, you must avoid obstacles and beat enemies looking for the end of each stage.
Always Sometimes Monsters (8th Apr, $9.99) - Out of money and out of luck you find yourself heart broken and on the verge of collapse. Your landlord's taken the key back, you can't finish your manuscript, and your beloved is marrying someone else. With no choice but to handle whatever life throws at you, you set out on the open road on a mission to win back the love of your life. The story from there is up to you.
ASTRO AQUA KITTY (8th Apr, $14.99) - The Aqua Kitty cats have launched into space in an all new action RPG shoot-em-up adventure! Pick your crew, then blast off to investigate mysterious water filled asteroids.
Battle bizarre enemies, mine magnificent gems, grab new weapons, install enhancing devices, and unlock your crews' unique skills as you level up XP.
Candy Match Kiddies (10th Apr, $3.99) - Line up candies in this entertaining and captivating matching game by 3. Help Kiddies get ready for a fabulous fiesta by collecting an assortment of delicious treats! Features : - 100 Exciting Levels - Plenty of Special Blocks and 4 Power Ups - Special Combos - Free Spin Wheel to get Bonuses - Cute Casual Music and Sound FX Will please to kids and the entire Family!
Cannon Brawl (14th Apr, $9.99) - Pilot an airship, command powerful weapon emplacements like cannons, giant flamethrowers, and high-powered lasers. Destroy the very earth from under your enemies’ feet! Cannon Brawl is an exciting mix of real time strategy and artillery gameplay. Your ability to manage combat priorities and focus through the madness of battle will be put to the test. Advance across the kingdom in single player to unlock and discover new units, then experiment with each one to find your favorite combination in online multiplayer.
Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire (8th Apr, $5.99) - What could be more rewarding in a game of solitaire than having cute girls dress up for you with each victory? In this updated and slightly naughty version of the tile-matching classic, clearing the board will unlock new outfits for your female companions, all of which can be viewed in the alluring Dressing Room mode.
Graviter (8th Apr, $7.99) - A real world physics-based game about manipulating the gravitational forces. Shrink and enlarge bodies, move them around to find your way through over 100 different levels!
Gravity Heroes (9th Apr, $14.99) - Gravity Heroes is a fast-paced, chaotically beautiful 2D platform shooter. Take control of your character's gravitational pull with the gravity shifter mechanic and fight hordes of robotic enemies on the ground, walls, or ceiling. Fuelled by 80’s and 90’s nostalgia with an electrifying soundtrack and stylistically popping pixel art style, Gravity Heroes offers action-packed fun playing either by yourself or joined by up to three others locally.
Hike (11th Apr, $4.99) - Explore the massive world of unknown and discover the secrets of the wilderness. During your hike a lot of different scenarios happen, for example thunderstorms and such. Hike offers you a relaxing and exploration filled experience. Complete camping related quests in many parts of the magical forests. Soundscape of Hike is designed to be calm and nice for the ears, including background music, natural noises of the forest and more. The length of the game depends on the player. Hike lasts anywhere from half an hour to one and a half depending on the speed of progression.
ISLAND (8th Apr, $59.99) - With a story by G. O. and art by Kuuchuu yousai, the PC gaming brand Frontwing presents the popular sci-fi romance-adventure series ISLAND. The secret of this world is uncovered through scattered keywords and masterful foreshadowing in this magnificent telling of an epic tale. A full cast of talented voice actors delivers this fantastical tale of an island with a complicated past that's on its way to desolation. The visual novel "Tomorrow is the big day" included! Enjoy the epilogue once you beat the main game and meet all of the requirements.
Isolomus (14th Apr, $1.99) - Make your own way through the madness! I swear, they forced me to make this game! Help me! (distant mumbling and the sounds of struggle) . . . Play time is about 10–20 minutes. I hope you will remember this experience for a long time. Two endings. The question is which of them is the worst. All the graphics and animations are handmade from plasticine.
Knight Squad 2 (14th Apr, $14.99) - Triumph over your friends in a ridiculous amount of game modes, both locally and online. It heralds the return of a beloved multiplayer experience anyone can play and enjoy. This time, the cartoonish characters have even more modes to fight in and wilder weapons to fight with.
Legends of Talia: Arcadia (8th Apr, $2.99) - Arcadia is a legendary knight who’s fought in innumerable battles in the war-torn land of Talia. She has defeated hundreds of Talia’s enemies with her sword. . . But there’s one legend about Arcadia nobody speaks of. More than ten years, a horned dragon attacked Freycross Village. The village burnt to the ground, and almost all the villagers perished. Arcadia might be a hero, but those who survived the attack on Freycross Village resent her. They hate her.
Luckslinger (9th Apr, $9.99) - Partly inspired by the unrealistically fast gunslingers, the dark gritty humour, and the greed driven anti-heroes of the spaghetti western classics. Wholly inspired by vinyl digging, graffiti spraying, rhyming, and the slow jazzy drum samples of hip hop culture and sound. Are you feeling unlucky? In Luckslinger, ride the west of bandits, steal their luck, and use it for your own good.
Pixel Game Maker Series Osyaberi! Horijyo! Holin Slash (8th Apr, $11.99) - Anna Holinski embarks on a relic thievery investigation, unearthing all kinds of ores and valuables to upgrade her equipment. Her attack power, jumps, energy, and other stats will get stronger with each upgrade. The game's difficulty is balanced so that anyone can clear it through replaying and upgrading equipment, so if you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, upgrades are the way to go!
Poison Control (NIS America, 13th Apr, $39.99) - Spirits are being trapped in poisonous manifestations of their despair, and only Poisonette and her Soul Mate can purify them! Venture through the different Belles' Hells to defeat enemies, learn the stories of fallen souls and other Poisonettes, and fight your way to Heaven in this stylishly twisted action shooter!
Potion Party (8th Apr, $9.99) - Step into the colorful world of Potion Party, and run your own alchemy shop in this fast-paced party game! Grow exotic fruits, and synthesize them together to produce fabulous potions! Earn gold, grow your humble shop, and unlock new and unique characters, each with their own special skills. Using your earnings, decorate and grow your shop with an array of different items. Beware however - enemies and intruders lurk in the shadows, who want to mess up your shop!
Ravensword: Shadowlands (9th Apr, $6.99) - After the fall of Ravengard, the world descended into chaos. The Kingdom of Tyreas stood alone against a sea of dark elven invaders. The Ravensword was lost, and the dark times began. As a descendant of an ancient line of kings, you alone have the power to wield the Ravensword again and restore that which was lost. Explore a vast and richly detailed world, gather powerful weapons and items, increase your skills, and follow a deep storyline to solve the mysteries of the Kingdom of Tyreas.
ReactorX (14th Apr, $4.99) - - Easy to play, exactly what you need to rest from the dynamics of big games; - Level-design with no dead ends, so you don't have to restart any level except if you really want to start anew.
Sakura In Gameland (8th Apr, $9.99) - Sakura has been teleported to GameLand by it's helpless residents to battle the threat of the invading Wizard of Woe and his collection of malevolent monsters. In this 2D platformer help Sakura blast her way through multiple levels across eight areas of GameLand, overcoming the many obstacles put in her way. Can you reach the castle of the vile Wizard and free GameLand from his evil clutches before it's to late!
Skyland: Heart of the Mountain (9th Apr, $14.99) - In the world built on the shoulders of sleeping giants, join your sister Adrianne to prevent a terrifying annihilation that may irreversibly change the world. Explore the history of a forgotten civilisation to save the citizens of Skyland and reveal the mystery of your father's death.
Super Fowlst 2 (8th Apr, $4.99) - Fowlst returns in a new adventure that’s all about squashing bad guys, dodging danger and striking it rich. There’s sprawling stages to conquer, huge bosses to defeat, and all manner of gadgets and gizmos to interact with. Trade your treasure for cool powers like egg bombs and rockets so you can really show those demons who’s boss!
The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition (9th Apr, $39.99) - A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. 'The House in Fata Morgana' is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. This version includes three games and more: 1: The House in Fata Morgana: the main storyline. 2: A Requiem for Innocence: a prequel shedding light on the origins of Fata Morgana’s terrible curse. 3: Reincarnation: a sequel featuring the central cast members reincarnated in the present day. *The part including voices* 4: Other additional short stories.
Toree 3D (9th Apr, $0.99) - A bite-sized 3D Platformer with a few weird elements. Life as a chirp is hard: As Toree straddles about, a creepy mean guy comes rushing along and steals Toree's ice cream. In an attempt to right this wrong, Toree starts a furious chase through nine carefully crafted levels with a strong emphasis on speed and flow.
What the Dub?! (8th Apr, $7.99) - What The Dub is a multiplayer party game where each player overdubs missing dialogue from hilariously awful B-movies, woefully outdated PSAs, and bizarre industrial films, with their own witty (or just plain stupid) dubs. Players watch the dubs and vote on the best one. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins! It's just that easy! What The Dub takes “bad movie night” and expands it into an interactive, fast-paced, multiplayer game that friends and family, both local and afar, can enjoy!
Yoko & Yuki: Dr. Rat’s Revenge (9th Apr, $4.99) - Yoko & Yuki: Dr. Rat's Revenge is a family game suitable for kids of all ages. Yoko and Yuki are two adorable cats in love with each other. But the devious doctor Rat stole Yuki from Yoko. Now it’s time to do some cat business — to save the girlfriend, using helpful gadgets and finding the solution for any puzzle.
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!