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
Miitopia (Nintendo, 21st May, $49.99) - Journey through a vast world battling enemies on a mission to rescue faces stolen by the villainous Dark Lord. Miitopia lets you customize your quest by creating Mii characters of your friends and family, or anyone you choose, and then casting them in a hilarious series of escapades. Plus, you’ll have even more customization choices when creating your Mii characters in Miitopia with the addition of wigs and makeup. In this whimsical adventure, you can assign your team of Mii characters individual personalities, along with jobs like Warrior, Chef and Pop Star, which will determine their approach to combat. Laugh along as your best friend and dear old grandma team up in the fantasy adventure of a lifetime! Miitopia will be available on May 21.
Knockout City (Electronic Arts, 21st May, $0.00) - Throw, catch, pass, dodge and tackle your way to glory! Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City to settle the score with epic dodgeball battles. Brace yourself for outrageous fun and intense competition in a new take on team-based multiplayer games. Customize your character and form a Crew with friends to start your Knockout City takeover. Knock out opponents with trick shots and coordinated teamwork, while dodging and catching balls flying across the map. No ball? No problem! You can ball up, roll into a teammate’s hands and become the ultimate weapon. Knockout City will be available on May 21.
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster (SEGA, 24th May, $49.99) - Reawaken your inner demon in a modernized version of the acclaimed ATLUS classic, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne. What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of Gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth or death, and determine who triumphs. Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster will be available on May 24. - Read our Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster review
Switch eShop - New Releases
0 Degrees (19th May, $4.99) - A snow-covered wonderland of platforming action awaits in 0 Degrees, a chill puzzle experience for players of any age or skill level! Take control of a bundled-up pixel art climber as they make their way across icefields, up frosted peaks, through dark caves and over treacherous pitfalls! Help them survive mysterious hazards and overcome brain-teasing obstacles that span 40 unique levels.
Alchemist Adventure (10th Jun, $19.99) - You awaken in a strange and unknown place, with no memories, alone in a world you know nothing about. Now you must explore the dangerous and abandoned region of Isur and discover its secrets — as they are tightly connected to your own story. To explore the world you will need to use the power gained by combining nature’s four elements — fire, water, air, earth — with various ingredients. By crafting different potions, you will be able to explore the regions of Isur, solve alchemical puzzles, and fight dreadful enemies.
Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards (26th May, $19.99) - From the heavens, mystic shards rain down upon the earth defying both time and space. Superstition, mysticism and fear of the unknown gave life to a path that went beyond the land of its birth. We meet our heroine Aluna, who as a child has was given the most powerful of these shards that is said to contain the heart of her mother, the goddess of Earth Pachamama. Through a series of circumstances, Aluna must leave her home and journey to the new world. Aluna is fulfilling her destiny, but so is the evil that seeks to fulfill theirs. Aluna's past guides her future and her enemies will stop at nothing to steal the shard and take control of the world. . .
Backworlds (20th May, $9.99) - Backworlds is a multi-dimensional puzzle platform game in which you explore by painting. Move between two parallel worlds, each with its own unique set of properties, using your brush to flow seamlessly from one to the other. Solve environmental conundrums by using each world’s physical properties to your advantage, and use your own creativity to craft original solutions to the game’s puzzles.
Chess Knights: Shinobi (20th May, $3.99) - An original turn-based puzzle game inspired by Chess. Become a Ninja in feudal Japan and prove your skills in the art of infiltration, sabotage and assassination.
CLANNAD Side Stories (20th May, $39.99) - CLANNAD Side Stories is an anthology of sixteen short stories penned by the scenario writers of the original CLANNAD visual novel. Featuring episodes set both before and after the events of CLANNAD, this collection is fully voiced by a stellar cast and brought to life by the gorgeous illustrations of acclaimed artist GOTO-P. Available in two languages! The text can be set to Japanese or English (audio is Japanese only). This includes in-game text, options, and the digital manual.
Color Your World (20th May, $14.99) - Travel the world and through the seasons on a journey full of colorful labyrinths. Think fast and leave no path unpainted! Color each maze with as few moves as possible to earn 3 stars and unlock new challenging levels. Play 100 levels and encounter obstacles such as moving walls, teleporters and treadmills! Challenge your friends in the multiplayer mode with up to four players. Who will come up with the best strategy to become the champion? Use special power-ups to get an edge over your opponents. Only the smartest players will be victorious, and paint the world in their color!
Cosmic Top Secret (Nakana.io, 21st May, $9.99) - Hi, I’m “T”. Was my Dad a spy during the Cold War? Help me investigate! EXPERIENCE SOMETHING UNIQUE “Cosmic Top Secret” is the weird, but official, term NATO uses for top confidentiality. A fitting name for this game since it needed military clearance to be released! Cosmic Top Secret won multiple awards for the innovative ways it engages players in deeply documented plots. The game even inspired the creation of a life-size event at the Cold War Museum of Denmark.
Driving World: Aspen (21st May, $11.99) - Driving World: Aspen opens to you an authentic-looking, challenging location to drive around and prove your driving skills in. Start exploring it in your trusty SUV, getting the hang of navigating around the narrow, windy mountain roads. After a bit of practice you’ll be able to advance and try your luck in more demanding vehicles. Visit the great, majestic winter resort, driving on ice-covered roads in a variety of exciting, challenging vehicles! Plow through snow, drift in a rally car, feel the winter air in a snowmobile or try to navigate a big, bulky bus! Plentiful exciting challenges await you!
Eat your letters (24th May, $5.99) - Eat your letters is a new type of classic word search puzzle game. In this game, you have a plate full with exquisite letters and your duty is to find the right formulas to make great words and empty up your plate.
Fate Of The Pharaoh (20th May, $9.99) - The greedy enemy wanted the treasures of Egypt. Long time attacks exhausted the magnificent realm of Pharaoh. Days of glory are far behind now, wrapped in dust of endless deserts. But, there's hope! The enemy finally fled! Take the role of brave young Pharaoh's adviser and raise the golden cities of Egypt once again in this fun and beautiful strategy/management game.
Geminose Animal Popstars (1st Jun, $39.00) - Meet the Geminose, seriously cute and talented animals from all over the globe. The Geminose love to make, listen, and dance to music and they’re ready to embark on their world tour with your help! Recruit the Geminose from all over the world and form your ultimate popstar band. Travel the globe playing 20 original songs while mastering 30 different instruments. Spin the mashup wheel after each performance to meet mashup superfans that will follow your band on its international tour.
Guards (21st May, $4.99) - Play by the 4-heroes team. Defend against the hordes of monsters, plan your moves, improve your abilities. Defeat all the enemies on each level and join the deadly fight with the Boss!
Gutwhale (21st May, $4.99) - Gutwhale is a finite action roguelike, taking place in the belly of a beast! Mastering the challenges of this game will involve managing the space between you and your ammo while fighting your way through a digestive system! Descend deep down into the gut, keep your ammo close, unlock weird hats, and get crushed by a van! Levels are randomly generated and the final challenge mode can be played forever!
Invirium (20th May, $7.99) - Invirium is an action shooter game with randomly generated levels and elements from the roguelike genre. You are the cell which needs to eliminate dangerous pathogens in the human body. In the gameplay you can find interesting items which help you upgrade or add new features against tons of microorganisms.
Just Die Already (Curve Digital, 20th May, $14.99) - Just Die Already is an old people mayhem sandbox game created by the designers of Goat Simulator. You are an old retired person in a near future where people aren’t having any children. There isn’t anyone to pay for pensions due to those ungrateful millennials who prefer playing video games instead of doing actual work. With no one to cover your living costs, you - just like all other old people in this world - have no other choice but to survive on your own.
King of Seas (Team17, 18th Feb, $24.99) - Cannon shots echo on the seven seas as on the horizon the sun rises on a new dawn of pirates. Drop your moorings, unfold the sails and launch yourself into the heart of the storm shaping your empire. The murder of your father will not be forgiven. King of Seas is an Action Role playing game set in a deadly procedurally generated pirate world. In a ferocious plot you will fight to regain what has been taken away and embark on an epic adventure in a fantastic world, filled with battles, lost islands and treasures. A universe full of amazing characters and breathtaking missions will keep you anchored as you strive to become the king of all pirates.
Layers of Fear 2 (Bloober Team, 20th May, $29.99) - With an emphasis on exploration and storytelling, Layers of Fear 2 puts you in the center of the scene. You are not just in character, you are the character. The part you play is singularly yours. Written just for you. Beware, though, for all may not truly be what it seems. Your past has helped to mold you into what you are, forced upon you the skills required to hone your craft. That same past has scraped deep furrowing scars into you, not on the outside where the world can see, but in a place buried so deep within that it has become shapeless.
Let it roll slide puzzle (20th May, $4.49) - Let it roll has a simple goal. Arrange the puzzles pieces by sliding them into the correct position to let the ball roll into the goal. Two game modes are included, the star mode where you need to collect all stars and the classic mode where you only need to reach the goal. Both of the game modes have 240 levels ready to be solved. Let the ball roll now!
Maneater (Tripwire Interactive, 25th May, $39.99) - Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas - a terrifying SHARK! Maneater is a Single-Player Action RPG, set in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Fight to survive in the open ocean, with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. The highly acclaimed ShaRkPG is now on Nintendo Switch! For the first time ever, the open waters of Port Clovis have evolved to go portable. Whether you’re on the go or in your home, you now can eat, explore, and evolve your way to the top of the food chain and become the Apex Predator of the ocean!
Mutazione (26th May, $19.99) - A mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. . . MUTAZIONE is an adventure game where the juicy personal drama is just as important as the high-stakes adventure part of the story. Explore the community as 15-year-old Kai as she travels to the strange and secretive community of Mutazione to care for her ailing grandfather, Nonno. Make new friends; plant musical gardens; attend BBQs, band nights and boat trips; and embark on a final spiritual journey to save everyone from the strange darkness at the heart of it all.
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares (19th May, $19.99) - Outbreak: Endless Nightmares twists the series' survival horror gameplay by adding elements of roguelike gameplay. You'll need to explore, hunt for supplies, uncover clues, and fight your way through each anomaly – each consisting of semi-procedurally generated instances where both the environment, and the undead, are out to kill you!
Rise of the Slime (PlayStack, 20th May, $14.99) - Rise of the Slime is a roguelite like no other, mixing deep and tactical deckbuilder gameplay with the chill vibes of a side-scrolling adventure. Play it your way: Create an amazingly powerful deck from more than 100 cards! A constantly shifting path brings good luck and bad turns: Evade falling rocks and spike pits, visit shops to bolster your deck, and discover secret doors to treasure rooms!
Rising Hell (20th May, $9.99) - Rising Hell is a vertical platformer rogue-lite filled with adrenaline-pumping action and tons of heavy gothic metal shreds. Climb out from the ever-changing hell while you fight hordes of blood-lusting demons. ABOUT THIS GAME: Fight your way through hordes of blood-lusting demons and escape hell as you unlock new characters and talents to create chaos in the randomly generated and ever-changing landscape of hell!
RoboPhobik (22nd May, $9.99) - Use your tactical skills to avoid being surrounded by the robots as you unfold a rich story full of love, hate and machines! During the early 70s, the government created a secret experimental robot city, controlled by a supercomputer called PAL 9000. One day, PAL 9000 went out of control, and rebelled against his creators. He captured the scientists, and started an evil plan to take over the world. In order to regain control over PAL 9000 and its robots, a special team of highly skilled agents has been put together.
Sakura Succubus 2 (20th May, $9.99) - Ogasawara Hiroki is a thoroughly average man, until a photography job changes his life. Suddenly a gorgeous actress, athlete, idol, businesswoman and social media star, all the girls of his dreams are within his reach. They’re all rich, famous, and extremely well-endowed, and they should be utterly unattainable…But, for some reason, they’re insatiably attracted to Hiroki! Hiroki’s harem is set to gain even more members… But does he have enough time and energy to give these women what they want?
Skittles (26th May, $5.99) - Skittles is a game of skill in which the goal is to score exactly fifty points by knocking down pins numbered 1 through 12 with a throw of a wooden stick. This Skittle game can be played solo against the computer or in local multiplayer.
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition (19th May, $24.99) - Captain a spacefaring steam locomotive, as a new Victorian empire takes to the stars! Lead your hapless crew into trouble – and out of their minds. Barter for barrels of time. Smuggle souls. Pause for cricket and a cup of tea. Unfettered by gravity, the Victorian Empire reaches across the skies. The stars are the Judgements: vast intelligences that govern all things. But they are dying. Create your past. Choose who you were before you became a skyfarer. Most of your captains will die. Each will leave their mark on the world.
Tiger Trio’s Tasty Travels (20th May, $14.99) - Solve puzzles with a cute, sushi-serving animal crew! Join our three tiger siblings as they take on the world with their sushi food truck. It’s super delicious, but orders always tend to get mixed up. With the help of their talented friends, solve puzzles by adding, subtracting, and moving sushi between conveyor belts, fixing orders before they reach the customer! You’ll come across places like the land of ghosts and even venture into outer space!
Very Very Valet (Toyful Games, 25th May, $24.99) - Very Very Valet is a madcap couch co-op party game - all drivers welcome! 1 to 4 players control an "elite" team of puppet valets, working together to overcome any and all valet-related challenges. It's going to take teamwork and a certain "just park it anywhere" mentality to save the world from a severe parking crisis! It's not enough to just be a valet - be a VERY VERY VALET.
Wanna Survive (21st May, $14.99) - You’re still alive, but every day it’s getting harder to stay that way. You roam the countryside in a desperate yet methodical search for food, supplies and the rumored safe haven where the living may be protected from the walking dead. As you fight through the relentless zombie legions, you encounter and join forces with others who cling to their humanity. Many of them have different weapons and abilities, but you all have one thing in common: You Wanna Survive.
Wood Block Escape Puzzles (20th May, $3.99) - Tease your brain in this challenging puzzle game where the player must move the red block all the way to the right side of the game board. However, other blocks obstruct the way which must be moved out of the way to unblock the red one. Unlock new difficulties by earning stars and reach the expert difficulty. Wood block escape puzzles a fun and simple way to relax and challenge your logical reasoning and concentration.
Xylophone (19th May, $9.99) - Turn your Nintendo Switch™ into a Xylophone and learn to play anywhere, anytime. Xylophone is an easy to use game that will teach you how to play your favourite songs. Choose from one of the 9 included classic learning songs which will teach you how to play them like a professional by highlighting the coloured bars to hit. You will be surprised how easy it is to play something that sounds so amazing, so quick.
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!