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
No More Heroes 3 (Grasshopper Manufacture, 27th Aug, $59.99) - Fight your way to the top of the Galactic Superhero Rankings. The legendary assassin Travis Touchdown makes his glorious return to the Madness in the No More Heroes 3 game, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system! The evil Prince FU and his band of alien assassins are itching to conquer Earth, and the only thing standing in their way is Travis Touchdown and his crew. Armed with his trusty Beam Katana, new tech and some killer wrestling moves, Travis must battle to the top of the Galactic Superhero Rankings and put an end to the invasion. No More Heroes 3 will be available on Aug. 27.
Spelunky / Spelunky 2 (Mossmouth, 26th Aug, $9.99) – Grab your headlamp and dive into a bould(er) adventure with the Spelunky and Spelunky 2 games! Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, treasures and maybe even a few friends. Danger lurks around every corner, so you’ll have to be mine-ful of your surroundings to survive. In both games, you can climb, walk, squeeze and crawl your way through randomly generated, destructible levels solo or with a few friends. Spelunky and Spelunky 2 must be purchased separately in Nintendo eShop.
Baldo: The guardian owls (Naps Team, 27th Aug, $24.99) - The prophecy is coming true – a pure-heart child has been born. The no-heart creature sealed in the underworld by the wise owls is destined to rise again. Journey through a magical land teeming with mysteries to unravel. Baldo: The guardian owls is full of challenging puzzles to solve and intricate dungeons to explore. Traverse this captivating open world as Baldo, and meet a host of quirky and unforgettable characters as you struggle to decipher the cryptic prophecy and thwart destiny. Baldo: The guardian owls will be available on Aug. 27.
KeyWe (Sold Out, 31st Aug, $24.99) - You’re invited to experience KeyWe, the cute and chaotic co-op postal puzzle game where the mail must flow and it’s up to you to keep things running! Play as Jeff and Debra, two small kiwi birds and the newest hires at the Bungalow Basin Telepost Office. With no hands to help them, the two must work together to jump, flap, peck and butt-slam their way across an interactive landscape of levers, buttons and bells to get the mail delivered on time. KeyWe will be available on Aug. 31.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Alveole (Sometimes You, 1st Sep, $4.99) - Alveole is a minimalistic puzzle where the player must understand how to run and why does he do it? Alveole is a short experimental project that explores the possibilities of the player in a restricted environment, where there is only one game mechanic, elevated to the absolute.
Arcade Archives VANDYKE (HAMSTER, 19th Aug, $7.99) - VANDYKE is an action game released by UPL in 1990. Players use weapons including swords, boomerangs, bombs, and flails to defeat enemies and bosses as they progress. Your character will also gain attack power and strike a heroic pose when you pick up meat items, so be sure to use these to your advantage! The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. *This game uses the Japanese ROM for the main part of the game. The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Cape’s Escape Game 3rd Room (26th Aug, $9.80) - Looks like the main character is heading home from a date with Todomi. He got passionately beaten up by Todomi so he’s on cloud nine♪ He’s a little thirsty so he stops by at a convenience store. But the store name is called “Labor Loss”. Is it really legit? Sure enough, the main character finds himself in a super weird convenience store. He gets trapped inside as usual by Cape. Solve riddles to help the main character escape.
Checkers for Kids (Prison, 20th Aug, $9.99) - Checkers for Kids is a traditional and inspiring board game which attracts the attention of younger audience. There are lots of unique toys you can choose to play with and customize even further with your favorite addons. Black and white is too boring for you? Change up your playground however you want. And if you are tired and want to relax, just play with your pet fish which will cheer for you during your games against family and friends! If there's no one around to compete with, no need to worry: a skillful AI player will gladly play with you. To make it more accessible for players all over the world, the game offers a lot of settings to test all possible modes of checkers. Grab your favorite toy and improve your logic thinking while having fun!
CRASH: Autodrive (31st Aug, $9.99) - CRASH: Autodrive is a narrative adventure set in the near future where nobody drives and self-driving Autocabs rule the city streets. It's just a normal day when four strangers get into an Autocab, but they are quickly thrust into danger when the car impossibly hits a cyclist. When they exit the car, they discover they all know the victim and they all have a motive for murder! Even the car's artificial intelligence! You play as Emily, a young woman from a small town trying to make it in the big city. You will get to know your fellow passengers, and the car's A. I. as you investigate clues, solve puzzles, and use the clues you find to contradict lies, explore new conversations, and piece together the mystery of who killed Thomas Sinclair!
Dark Thrones (26th Aug, $8.99) - Dark Thrones is a 2D endless runner game. You play as 'Dark', an assassin on his last run to redeem himself and protect those he loves against legions of undead on top of an endless wall. Jump over and slide under various obstacles. Have no mercy against every last unyielding enemy standing in your way to boost your score while collecting coins to upgrade power-ups strewn all across the wall. Shop The player collects coins which allows them to purchase upgrades from the in-game shop. These upgrades aid progression against the trophies.
DOOM Slayers Collection (Bethesda, 19th Aug, $49.99) - The DOOM Slayers Collection takes players through more than two decades of demon slaying – from the classic games that popularized the first-person shooter to the fan favorite franchise reboot, wield an arsenal of powerful weapons as you battle demon hordes on Mars, on Earth, and across Hell in five critically acclaimed games: DOOM, DOOM II, DOOM 3, DOOM 64 and 2016's Action Game of the Year, DOOM (2016).
Eternal Hope (26th Aug, $8.99) - "Perhaps you’d be willing to go to the end of the world for your beloved, but would you go beyond it? " In Eternal Hope you'll follow the story of Ti'bi, a lonely boy who has lost the love of his life. You’ll embark with him on a highly unusual journey – one that might bring the soul of his cherished girlfriend back from the Shadow World, a purgatory-like realm. But visiting this new world will not be easy. There will be dangers to overcome and many mysteries to unearth before you can continue your passage. Granted the ability to shift between dimensions by the Keeper of Souls, this power will enable Ti’bi to travel, solve puzzles and meet otherworldly beings that live among the shadows. Travel with Ti’bi into the great beyond on this journey as you unravel ancient secrets not meant for the eyes of the living. Game Features Embark on a journey to a dark, magical world full of mysteries!
Garden Paws (26th Aug, $24.99) - In order to expand your home, and build up the nearby town, you're going to need coins. What better way to earn those coins than by running a shop! Explore the islands and caves collecting everything from poop to flowers to sell to the local villagers. Once you have some seeds you can dive into Farming, or many of the other activities on the islands including, Crafting, Fishing, Mining and Questing. Once you have some spare coin talk to Frank to commission new buildings in town, with each building bringing unique Upgrades, Shops, Quests and even New Areas to explore, you'll have plenty to keep you busy!
Green Phoenix (26th Aug, $3.49) - Green Phoenix is an on-rails 3D space shooter mixed with a deep narrative experience that focuses on the concept of ego and the meaning of freedom. In Green Phoenix, we are transported to a single player story where society is fully technologized and authoritarian and take us on the role of the spaceship AI, Green Phoenix, as it remembers its dead pilot, Dana, and embarks on a journey of revenge.
Hammer 2 Reloaded (27th Aug, $5.99) - Enjoy intense action in this third-person shooter action game. Your job is to clean city of crime in mutiple missions, each one with its own goal. The game features a fully Open World Environment. Improve your arsenal in the dedicated shop with cash you gained from previous missions.
Have a Blast (26th Aug, $17.99) - INTRODUCTION Have a Blast is a high energy, kinetic, multiplayer party game. Battle through the most ridiculously hazardous corners of the galaxy and use your surroundings to your advantage. Outmaneuver your frenemies and shatter them into colorful bits.
Hermitage: Strange Case Files (9th Sep, $19.99) - This gripping paranormal horror adventure revolves around Hermitage, the sinister bookstore that attracts most unusual customers – all of whom seem to be involved in mysterious cases bordering on the paranormal. Investigate mysterious cases by taking on the role of a less than motivated bookshop owner, a former anthropology professor who for unknown reasons has never been seen outside of his bookstore.
Inked: A Tale of Love (26th Aug, $9.99) - Inked is a wholesome narrative-driven puzzle game, a heart-warming story about loss and hope in a time where we all need some comfort. Inked is a hand-drawn puzzle adventure set in a mythological world of beautiful ballpoint pen landscapes, inspired by Japanese folk tales. As the Nameless Hero, explore 10 different minimalistic worlds searching for your lost love Aiko, using your magical paintbrush to solve puzzles in a heartwarming story that will move and shake you to the core.
Instant Farmer (26th Aug, $2.99) - A country life, growing a vegetable garden in your own ranch. In this tiny fantasy countryside experience, that is easy to do and very relaxing. Just keep in mind: water brings life. Swap the blocks of earth, stone, water, and others, like water channels and lawn sprinklers, so that all the arable soil receives the necessary water. Solve the challenge and feel the pleasure of watching the plants instantly grow and bear fruit. There is no time limit or resources to manage, so you can calmly just focus on the core mechanics while listening to a soothing soundtrack and animal sounds. Figuring out the patterns of blocks will make it easier to solve the puzzles. As you progress solving the challenges, see your farm expand and evolve in the background with new types of vegetables. With clean skies, fresh air, and crystal clear water, among birds and listening to the sounds of nature.
Jessika (19th Aug, $14.99) - What’s your job? In this full motion video mystery adventure you are part of a group that specializes in processing digital footprints of deceased people - all on behalf of the relatives. What at first seems to be a job like any other quickly develops into a dark drama with twists and turns. All you need is your laptop and some basic background info about the “victim” – in this case it’s all about Jessika. Access her database and browse her files by typing different search terms. These will give you access to video clips, audio files, notes, and news articles. Share those with the client and your colleagues to dig even deeper. Use your savvy and combine the facts to unfold the true story of Jessika.
Lamentum (31st Aug, $15.99) - Lamentum is a pixel art survival horror game, set in New England in the mid-nineteenth century. Guide Victor Hartwell, a young aristocrat on a desperate journey to cure the deadly disease that afflicts his beloved wife, Alissa. Their last hope resides in the darkened halls of Grau Hill Mansion whose Earl has uncovered ancient secrets and forgotten sciences. He claims he can heal Alissa, but… at what price? Grau Hill mansion will open its doors and immerse you in a world of nightmares where you may be trapped forever.
Magnus Failure (Ultimate Games, 23rd Aug, $3.99) - Magnus Failure is an isometric exploration and adventure game with logical elements. The protagonist of the game is a person who, for unknown reasons, finds himself in the isolation of other people and scans the radio in search of a signal. The appearance of a seemingly incomprehensible message makes you want to find the sender. So you set off on a journey through the unique world of Magnus Failure! Solve puzzles using the right combination of items, find them in the surrounding world and solve mini-logic games.
May’s Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (26th Aug, $14.99) - An exciting puzzle adventure with hidden object elements. May's Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville is an exciting puzzle adventure game, bringing a hand-drawn storyline with four worlds, 80 locations, 50 characters, 10 minutes of animated cut-scenes, and 270 brain-teaser puzzles that allow players over 25 hours of gameplay.
Monster Harvest (Merge Games, 31st Aug, $19.99) - A farming adventure with a twist! Get ready to set out on an adventure of a lifetime as you start a new life in Planimal Point. Develop your own farm, build, and customise your own house, craft your own furniture, make some delicious jams and mutate your crops to create loyal and fierce companions you can take into battle!
Night Flight (23rd Aug, $4.99) - When the last human worker leaves the factory unsupervised, toys wake up and live their lives. One night you find yourself boxed! You decide to take action and leave this place. Collect stars on your way - they serve as fuel. Be agile, think on the fly, or plan your route through challenging levels. Open doors, use pipes to travel from one place to the other. Make use of speed boosts and dodge rockets doing barrel rolls!
Off The Road Unleashed (26th Aug, $15.99) - Immerse yourself in realistic sandbox environments all filled with challenging tasks and collectables. Sand dunes, frozen plains, mountains to climb and conquer. Explore 5 worlds with your favorite vehicle or just take a hike on foot!
One-Eyed Lee and the Dinner Party (27th Aug, $4.99) - Beracus and Lee finally have a lead to more information about a potential cure for Beracus' suffering village. Upon finding the entrance to an apparently abandoned bunker, the two become trapped inside and discover the place is inhabited by a family of hospitable cult members, who also happen to be skeletons. The family mistakes the two for fellow members, and invites them to "stay for the party" and wait for the "New World". Unfortunately, Lee and Beracus don't have that kind of time! They'll similarly meet their deaths down there if they don't escape, and they still have to find their all important cure! Together they must explore and talk to the skeleton family to discover clues, collect items, and try to unravel the tragedies that turned this simple bunker into a tomb.
Orbibot (27th Aug, $4.99) - Orbibot is a game in which you control a ball-shaped robot and solve physics- and logic-based puzzles. Being a ball doesn’t limit you as much, you can control buttons, laser switches, and doors to reach the end of the level. Sometimes you will need to use barrels or metal balls to get to your destination. Will you find the teleporter that will take you to the next level?
Pretty Girls Panic! (26th Aug, $5.99) - Socially conservative sea creatures have constructed a water-filled screen to hide the Pretty Girls from view. Don’t panic! Use your special tool to capture sections of the barrier and remove them, exposing the girl waiting for you on the other side. Girls will gradually disrobe from stage to stage to reward your success. Just don’t get caught – if a sea creature crosses your path, your tool will be broken! Meet 13 Pretty Girls across 50 stages! With each challenge you clear, commemorative photos will be added to your Gallery for casual viewing. Can you complete them all?
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered / Soul Nomad & the World Eaters (31st Aug, $39.99) - For the first time ever, Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters are coming to Nintendo Switch™! With unique gameplay mechanics, memorable characters, and up-scaled artwork, this is a must-have for Strategy RPG fans and NIS fans alike!
QUAKE (Bethesda, 19th Aug, $9.99) - Developed by the award-winning id Software, Quake® is the ground-breaking, original dark fantasy first-person shooter that inspires today’s retro-style FPS games. Now, experience the authentic, updated, and visually enhanced version of the original. Experience the Original Game, Enhanced Enjoy the original, authentic version of Quake, now with up to 1080p* and widescreen resolution support, enhanced models, dynamic and colored lighting, anti-aliasing, depth of field, the original, atmospheric soundtrack and theme song by Trent Reznor, and more. There’s never been a better time to play Quake. - Read our QUAKE review
Ravva and the Cyclops Curse (1st Sep, $4.99) - Take the role young summoner apprentice Ravva as she calls upon her 4 unique companions in a desperate struggle against the Cyclops Lord! After Ravva’s mother is suddenly stripped of her summoning powers and inflicted with a terrible curse, Ravva is faced with the perilous task of saving her and restoring peace to their homeland. Traverse dark forests, desolate wastelands and spooky castle halls, using the talents of your unusual minions to cast elemental spells and clear away obstacles. Merciless enemies under the Cyclops Lord’s command will try to stop little Ravva at every turn, but with enough wit and determination, she will prevail! Inspired by 8-bit platformers, Ravva and the Cyclops Curse combines clever level design with vibrant pixel art and precise controls to pay homage to those genre classics while offering a new and fresh experience.
Rustler (Modus Games, 31st Aug, $29.99) - Rustler is an open-world, top-down action game paying tribute to the good old GTA style and gameplay, fusing it with a historically inaccurate medieval setting. Play as The Guy, whose parents apparently were too lazy to give him a proper name. Experience feudal injustice, inquisition, witch-hunting, and join The Grand Tournament. Meet valiant, yet incredibly stupid knights. Complete a wide variety of twisted missions and quests, or don’t give a damn about the plot and bring mayhem in the villages and cities. Choose to go on foot, or by a stolen horse. Fight with a sword or pick a fancy automatic crossbow. All that, spiced up with an inappropriate Monty Python inspired sense of humor.
Secret Neighbor (26th Aug, $19.99) - Secret Neighbor is an evergrowing multiplayer Social Horror game set in the Hello Neighbor universe. Your group has one goal - sneak around the house, collecting the keys in order to unlock the basement door. The only problem is - one of you is the Neighbor, a traitor in disguise! PLAY AS THE INTRUDERS: Cooperate with your teammates, stay together or tactically split up, use your perks and abilities, and drop those basement door locks one by one. PLAY AS THE NEIGHBOR: Stop the intruders! Use your disguise to gain their trust, set up traps, and dispose of those pesky intruders one by one. Convince your friends someone else is the Neighbor and let the witch hunt begin. Your secret must remain safe!
SHAPE SUITABLE (Liica, 26th Aug, $8.99) - This is your free canvas. Let's draw freely and enjoy the puzzle! For "Shapes" who carry various things Draw a bridge, draw a wall, and sometimes protect yourself from bad guys! "Shapes" are rich in individuality, and some are tall,powerful, flying in the sky like a UFO. There is no right answer to clear, let's help Shapes with your free ideas. If the puzzle is difficult, you can worry with your family If you still can't clear it, you can look at the hints!
Shark Pinball (20th Aug, $2.99) - Get ready for Shark Pinball, a pinball machine where you'll try to score points avoiding Sharks, octopus and many other perils, show everybody that you're not affraid of the sea monsters on this table. Discover all the missions and secrets, in this unique two leveled pinball arcade machine. Complete all the missions and become number 1 in the world or the best among your Friends, posting your high score on the online leaderboard. Arcade design. More than 8 missions to accomplish! Are you ready? Multiball, Extraball, Skillshot, Jackpots. . . Reproduction with all the details, lights and sounds. 4 different cameras to choose from. Vertical Gameplay using all the Nintendo Switch™ screen on handheld mode. Online Leaderboard.
Space Marshals 2 (Pixelbite, 19th Aug, $14.99) - Tactical Combat & Stealth action in Outer Space. The sci-fi wild west adventure in outer space continues with Space Marshals 2. This tactical top-down shooter puts you in the shoes of specialist Burton in his struggle against the criminal elements of the galaxy. This isn’t your ordinary dual-stick shooter. The emphasis is on tactical combat and stealth, rather than just spraying bullets, and there’s a story! TACTICAL COMBAT Use the environment to your advantage. Avoid attacks by taking cover. Flank enemies for extra efficiency, but avoid getting flanked yourself! Use the tools of the trade to gain an edge - frag grenades, flash bangs, drones, gun turrets, proximity mines and much more… STEALTH Choose your approach carefully. Some say running into the fray, guns blazing, isn’t always the answer. Use distractions to single out opponents. Use stealth takedowns and silenced weapons to covertly reduce the enemy numbers. Hack gun turrets to turn on their masters.
The Magnificent Trufflepigs (AMC Games, 26th Aug, $11.99) - The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a first-person, metal-detecting narrative game designed to be played in a single evening. You play as Adam, a sharp-witted but compassionate man returning to his childhood village of Stanning. There he'll help a woman named Beth on her mission to unearth a local treasure. As cracks begin to appear in Beth’s fairy tale plan for everything, you’ll delve into her history and discover all may not be as it seems. And you’ll have to choose how Adam responds to Beth as she faces her demons. Gameplay combines laid-back metal detecting and exploration with a strong interpersonal narrative, all set in a beautiful English countryside. The Magnificent Trufflepigs is a game about trying to find something, and the tone it sets is like a typical English summer: mostly pleasant, but with stormy moments that threaten to ruin everything.
Thea 2: The Shattering (19th Aug, $22.99) - Thea 2: The Shattering is a follow-up to the successful Thea: The Awakening, which brings the idea of innovative genre hybrid, with elements of turn-based, 4X strategy, survival, RPG and a card game, to entirely new and thoroughly polished level. The player takes on the role of a deity from the Slavic mythology-inspired pantheon and as such, controls the fate of a small flock of believers struggling for survival. This goal can be achieved in many ways, from diplomacy to war, from exploring to conquering, but any playstyle will surely lead to completely unique adventures thanks to the procedurally generated environments. Rich options, from crafting to town-building system, as well as the co-op multiplayer gameplay, make Thea 2 an ideal choice for tactically minded players, who are up for a challenge.
Titans Black Ops (26th Aug, $6.99) - Titans Black Ops is a 2D jump n gun about mercenaries trying to save the world and then go home and take a well-deserved nap. Choose your gun, purchase an arsenal of powerful more guns and grenades then blow EVERYTHING up and save the world by the way. Lock and load !
Trash Sailors (tinyBuild, 30th Aug, $0.00) - ABOUT GAME Trash Sailors is a hand-drawn sailing action with co-op up to 4 players. Control the group of castaways by local or online multiplayer, and create the trashiest sailing team in history! Make your slapdash raft, fight with monsters, and trash your friendship! The world was flooded by a giant Trash Tsunami! Luckily for you, a lot of trash is floating around. Trash is your main resource and the most valuable thing in this world. You can recycle it into fuel, raft spare parts, and even weapons. Brace yourself for swamp crocodiles, toxic sharks, arctic pirates, and much, much more!
Wildbus (26th Aug, $12.99) - Game introduction Ever thinking about beating mutant monsters with a fully customizable fighting bus? It's time to rev up the engine! Wildbus is a classic beat em up game in a retro-style with tons of weapons ranging from giant punch glove, mega drill, megaphone cannon or even dragons.
Witch Hunter (26th Aug, $8.99) - Witch Hunter is a 2D endless runner game. Play as 'Wolf', a famous monster slayer on his last adventure to redeem his name and become the most famous of his kind against hordes of creatures from dark forests. Have no mercy against every last monster standing in your way to boost your score while collecting coins to upgrade power-ups hidden all across the dark forests. Shop The player collects coins which allows them to purchase upgrades from the in-game shop. These upgrades aid progression against the trophies.
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!