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
Dreamscaper (Freedom Games, 5th Aug, $24.99) - By night, delve deep into your subconscious, facing nightmares in an ever-changing world filled with unique items, abilities and challenges. By day, explore the city of Redhaven, build relationships and unlock permanent upgrades in order to take on the next dream stronger than ever. Dreamscaper is an endlessly replayable action roguelike with a waking/dreaming gameplay cycle.
Dodgeball Academia (5th Aug, $24.99) - In a world where dodgeball is life, you join Otto at the academy and train to become the ultimate dodgeball champion. Across eight episodes, you’ll forge friendships and create rivals, all in the name of developing the best dodgeball team. Level up Otto and develop a dynamic team across a vast and customizable party progression system. All the while, explore the vast Dodgeball Academia and uncover the long-hidden truths that reside within the very walls you live, learn and dominate in.
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (6th Aug, $5.99) - Fly and survive through the game-of-the-year-winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles along the way. BADLAND is an atmospheric, side-scrolling, action-adventure platformer set in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest appears to be right out of a beautiful fairy tale, there’s something terribly wrong. BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition will be available on Aug. 6.
Switch eShop - New Releases
123 Dots (5th Aug, $9.99) - ★ Learning games for preschoolers from ages 2 to 6 years old ★ The game includes more than 150 educational activities for your child to learn while having fun. 123 Dots also helps children develop important basic skills such as creativity, basic skills, attention span and memory. 123 Dots entertains toddlers while they learn numbers from 1 to 20 with itrs fun and friendly Dots. In addition to teaching numbers and counting, your children can learn geometric shapes, basic skills, the alphabet and sequences. All in one!
3D ADVANTIME (7th Aug, $9.99) - Get to know this beautiful first person indie game, Where you must go on and back in time using your futuristic laser weapon, which can control time itself. You can solve any kind of puzzle with it.
A Monster’s Expedition (Draknek & Friends, 5th Aug, $19.99) - From some of the best puzzle designers in the world comes A Monster's Expedition, an adorable and relaxing open world puzzle adventure for monsters who love to learn about humans. By pushing trees over to create pathways, you’ll explore hundreds of islands near and far to learn about the history of “humanity”. Immerse yourself in human culture with all-new exhibits from the "Human Englandland" dig site, each accompanied with expert insights*! *Insights is not a legally binding term and may or may not include idle speculation, rumour and hearsay.
Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection (Capcom, 27th Jul, $59.99) - The stories of Phoenix Wright and his ancestor Ryunosuke Naruhodo together in one set. Get ready to yell "Objection!" across 5 individual games in the courtrooms of the past and present in "The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles" and the 2019 release "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy". Play the original 14 episodes of the trilogy that started it all as Phoenix Wright and go back in time to experience the 10 episodes of his ancestor Ryunosuke Naruhodo's duology.
Arcade Archives NOVA2001 (29th Jul, $7.99) - "NOVA2001" is a shooting game released by UPL in 1983. Players control a fighter which can shoots in all directions. And, its main purpose is to continue to defeat a variety of enemies that appear in each stage. 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.
Black Book (HYPETRAIN DIGITAL, 10th Aug, $24.99) - Fight evil forces in card-based battles and explore the world, where humans live alongside mythological creatures. A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, “Black Book” is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Slavic folktales - and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness.
Bone Marrow (6th Aug, $4.99) - Bone Marrow is a game in the genre of role-playing board logic puzzles. The game proposes to combine numbers in pairs, and these numbers have been paired with objects. Using their combination, you can create better weapons, shields, and potions, which will increase your attack and defense against dark monsters. But a wrong move will have consequences! If you enjoy puzzles, medieval aesthetics, and elegantly straightforward gameplay, then Bone Marrow will save the day!
Button City (10th Aug, $19.99) - Meet Fennel, a young fox and the newest kit in town. After arriving in the charming Button City with his mom, Fennel begins exploring his new home — especially the local arcade frequented by the town’s welcoming anthropomorphic youths. Help Fennel fall in with the Fluff Squad, a crew of arcade-loving kids, as they spend a memorable week competing against rival teams while also hatching schemes to save their beloved hangout from Peppermint Pepperbottom, a greedy fat cat who puts profits over people. Embark on a narrative-driven experience following Fennel’s journey from shy fox to arcade whiz as the Fluff Squad work to keep the lights on in Button City’s only arcade. Compete in Gobabots, a 4v4 action game that rewards the top team with a spectacular prize. Enjoy your time in town playing arcade minigames including rhythm and racing titles. Solve puzzles for locals and forge long-lasting friendships, collecting cute new outfits along the way.
Castle Of Pixel Skulls (6th Aug, $4.99) - In Castle Of Pixel Skulls you play as an animated skeleton that wakes up in a haunted castle. In order to escape you need to overcome challenging levels full of enemies and traps while also racing against the clock to complete the levels as fast as possible. Spikes, fireballs, lava, timed platforms. . . everything in this castle is trying to kill you - will you have what it takes to survive? Play through 40 intense and difficult levels in the perfect blend of fun and challenge that was a staple on the arcade classics. Calculated movement, well timed jumps and dexterity are your keys to success! The game offers a lot of replayability as you can replay the levels in order to try to beat your previous time.
City Match – A Block Pop Puzzle Game (Digital Game Group, 30th Jul, $6.99) - Jenny the City Demolitionist needs your help! Help destroy each building infrastructure by solving each puzzle. Match at least 2 pieces together or combine more to create new power ups to be used. Explore different type of power ups available or bring your own.
CLOSER (29th Jul, $5.99) - CLOSER is a creative adventure game. This is a game with distinctive art and gameplay. It contains a lot of creative designs. The game tries to make it interesting without fighting. Players need to think about how to accomplish by "winning by cleverness". Each section of the game will have a different experience and gameplay, so that players can experience freshness in every part, and can think about emotional cues of the current mood of the character. Throughout the game, players need to avoid crisis brought by the enemy, and use some knowledge to deal with the challenges of solving puzzles. I hope that through this game, everyone will care for those people whose hearts have been traumatized.
Dating Life: Miley X Emily (5th Aug, $9.99) - Play as Miley as she goes on her first date in years. However, her partner might not be who she expected after she inputted her own details incorrectly, and it leads to an unexpected date between two usually heterosexual women. Despite the strange twist of fate and their own feelings, they decide to 'just go with it' and enjoy the night together. You control Miley and can make key decisions that will determine how the date progresses, what happens and most importantly what will happen at the nights end.
Demons of Asteborg (1st Aug, $29.99) - Demons of Asteborg® is an original and challenging new 2D game, mixing action, small puzzles and strategy. This 16-bit game will bring back many memories for retro fans. The story Long ago in the Kingdom of Asteborg, a war broke out, pitting humans and demons against each other in a bloody battle. Sagramor, a powerful mercenary, and Maria, a sorceress with fighting magic, joined forces to defeat the demonic army. Sagramor found a way to lock the demons in an alternate dimension, at the cost of his own life.
Doomsday Vault (5th Aug, $19.99) - Rescue Earth’s precious plant life. In your robotic suit navigate a flooded city, break into an underground lair and explore ancient pyramids. Collect seeds and return them to the safety of the Vault. Nurture seeds to grow new sustainable crops. Unlock additional tools and items to customize your suit. Featuring: Adventure missions to find precious seeds for the Vault Challenge mode with races, mazes, scores and leaderboards Vault to nurture seeds into crops Challenging puzzles and gameplay to suit all ages and experience Engaging 3D environments Play as the iconic DV Robot character Robot suit customization Beautiful soundtrack and sound effects Helpful plant information
Dream House Days DX (Kairosoft, 29th Jul, $14.00) - The house of your dreams is a dream no more! You play both architect and landlord in this fanciful new sim, and it's up to you to furnish your ideal abode with anything from arcade games to saunas to convenience stores. Certain combinations can power up your rooms. . . and their rent. Put an HDTV and game console together to make a game room, or a grand piano and painting together to make a fine arts room! Rise up the rankings of real estate fame and you might reel in some celebrity tenants, ranging from hit singers to soccer stars! But there's more than just business at stake. Tenants will look to you for guidance on everything from romance to career choices. With your help, they just might tie the knot or land that dream job! Build a dream home where dreams come true!
Enter Digiton: Heart of Corruption (4th Aug, $7.99) - Nested in the hollow husk of a desolate world lies the kingdom of Digiton. Once a prosperous, technologically advanced society, the kingdom fell into ruin through greed and lust for power. This led to the rise of four demon lords who now hold dominion over the vast underground cityscapes, icy valleys, intricate mines and lush mushroom forests of Digiton. Take the role of one of Digiton’s few survivors. Armed with only a shield and tasked with banishing the demon lords, it’s up to you to explore the dark mysteries of the corrupted kingdom and restore its former glory. Uncover long-hidden secrets, and discover the truth behind the enigma known as an AHAB unit.
Haven Park (Mooneye Indies, 5th Aug, $8.99) - A tiny exploration game. "I'm getting older, my dear, and I'm not able to take care of the park any longer... Will you help me bring the life back into this place?" Be Flint, who is doing his very best to keep his grandma's park up and running and make it a place for the campers to enjoy. Learn the camper's wishes and build whatever their hearts desire to attract even more quirky characters and look forward to whimsical conversations and quests. Get to know the campers and and learn more about the old stories surrounding the forest. Did someone mention a lost treasure? Haven Park is a place to relax, to enjoy and to make your own!
I.F.O (5th Aug, $3.99) - I. F. O is an old school LCD-style shoot'em up game. Shoot down UFOs using a classic style aircraft and save the abducted animals from the aliens. Save the Earth from the Aliens! You're the world's last hope.
PICROSS S GENESIS & Master System edition (Jupiter, 5th Aug, $9.99) - An exciting collaboration between Picross S and characters from hit games on the Sega Master System and Sega Genesis! A character editor has been added to the Nintendo Switch™ version of Picross S! Select characters have been chosen to debut as Picross puzzles from Sega's classic consoles, the Master System and Sega Genesis! Enjoy drawing nostalgic pixel art characters while solving Picross puzzles! In addition to the Picross S Series, you can play four other popular Picross modes: Picross, Mega Picross, Color Picross, and Clip Picross! Includes 300 puzzles for Picross and Mega Picross, 150 puzzles for Clip Picross, and 30 puzzles for Color Picross, for a total of 480 puzzles! Read our PICROSS S GENESIS & Master System edition review
Race Track Driver (6th Aug, $11.99) - Join your personal Driving Tutor at the Race Track today! Follow his advice to earn your license and get promoted to the Race Team as a Test Driver! Take control of 16 High Performance Cars and complete various Tests of Driving Skills and Advanced Car Control to earn your Racing License. FEATURES: Sit alongside your Virtual Driving Instructor Learn how to handle High Performance Cars Complete 64 Driving Tests to earn your new Racing License Racing Lines, Apexes, Braking Points and Drift Control Lessons Get behind the wheel of 16 Awesome Track Tuned Cars.
Red Square Escape (28th Jul, $2.99) - Red square escape is a top down 2D movement game where you are the red square and have to escape through different levels. Each level is spiked with traps and obstacles you need to overcome. Simple controls, simple art style and simple fun are guaranteed here. Have you got the skills to escape?
Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle (10th Aug, $49.99) - The next evolution in card battles has arrived!
Team up with characters from the hit Shadowverse anime in this thrilling card battle game. With spectacular new summoning animations and exclusive cards, take on your rivals in story mode or head online to challenge your friends!
Spelunker HD Deluxe (6th Aug, $24.99) - The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! Overcome difficult obstacles in search of the legendary treasure! It's time to embark on an unknown adventure! The cave is full of dangers such as various creatures and nasty traps! The slightest mistake will result in a failure! Use items like bombs, flashes, fans and Spelunker's signature jumping technique to overcome these obstacles!
Star Hunter DX (5th Aug, $14.99) - Betrayed by her cut-throat crew, Luna Starr - former Space Pirate Captain turned bounty hunter - has a score to settle. As Luna, travel to 5 exotic planets to track down your mutinous mates, and face them in Bullet Hell dogfights to the death! ~ Return of the Bullet Hell Bounty Hunter ~ - The Story so Far Betrayed by her cut-throat crew, Luna Starr - former Space Pirate captain turned Bounty Hunter - has a score to settle. As Luna, travel to 5 exotic planets to track down your mutinous mates, and face them in Bullet Hell dogfights to the death!
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition (5th Aug, $29.99) - Soar through the skies aboard a majestic warbird, explore a stunning oceanic world and engage in epic aerial dogfights, in this BAFTA nominated air combat game from solo developer, Tomas Sala. You take on the role of Falconeer, a powerful airborne warrior traversing a vast oceanic world torn apart by generations of poisonous decisions and dissent. Throughout multiple campaigns, you will experience life from many different perspectives and loyalties as you embark on a journey of discovery, and solve the mystery of the Ursee, its people and history. Progress through perilous missions and side quests, wielding your lightning caster to protect ships against pirates, kraken and other threats.
The Last Survey (RedDeerGames, 6th Aug, $14.99) - The Last Survey is a unique story-driven experience about the dark future of our planet. You play the role of a specialist contracted by a big company. You discovered something very disturbing about the future of the entire planet. And it's up to you to deliver the bad news. The Last Survey is a game of choices. Make pivotal decisions in order to steer the conversation toward progressive action, encouraging your employer to reconsider the consequences of his actions.
We Know the Devil (Pillow Fight, 30th Jul, $6.66) - Anyone can kill the devil; that’s why they always make teens the vampire slayers, the magical girls. But some kids can’t even get that right; and that’s why meangirl Neptune, tomboy Jupiter, and shy shy Venus have to endure one more week of summer camp and each other, singing boring songs about jesus, doing busywork for adults, and hoping god’s radio can’t hear them. Before they can leave the summer scouts, they’ve got to spend twelve hours in the loneliest cabin in the woods and wait for the devil to come and live through the night--or not. You know. Two will become closer, but what will happen to the one left out?
Zengeon (6th Aug, $19.99) - Zengeon is an anime infused Action RPG and Roguelite with a selection of unique characters and varying play-styles. Slaughter your way through demonic hordes and colossal bosses with hundreds of combination and skill possibilities! For centuries, the Celestial Academy has protected a seal within the Blessed Land, keeping the Dark Emptiness from entering this realm. But. . . everything must eventually come to an end. During the Lunar Eclipse, a great power tore through the seal’s enchantments, unleashing the Dark Emptiness upon the world. Now, the Demon God makes his return. . . Choose from six playable characters, each with their own attacks, skills, and items. It is up to you, as one of the students of the Celestial Academy, to repel the Dark Emptiness and repair the seal in the Blessed Land!
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!