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
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version (26th Oct, $0.00 initial trial) - Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version will be available on Oct. 26.
Skul: The Hero Slayer (21st Oct, $21.00) - Experience a fast-paced action rogue-lite where losing your head is encouraged. Featuring 100 playable characters, each with their own unique abilities, and a ton of items that can create wild synergies, the battles here are as electrifying as they are challenging.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Aloof (15th Oct, $9.99) - CHALLENGING EXPERIENCE WITH CUTE ANIMALS Enter the colorful world of Aloof, where challenging levels with multiple win conditions await you! DEFEAT YOUR OPPONENT Summon small islands and defend them against your opponent! Move pieces left, right, down and up! Take your time to think and create the best combination to repel an opponent's attack successfully!
Alpaca Ball: Allstars (BadLand Publishing, 15th Oct, $19.99) - Peru-ve yourself on the Picchu and win those Machus! Dress your silly alpaca up, swing your long neck to hit the ball, then dash after it on your tiny legs. A heady mix of unpredictable randomness, player skill and silly physics allows for comically gripping matches.
Arcade Archives RALLY-X (HAMSTER, 14th Oct, $7.99) - "RALLY-X" is an action game released by NAMCO in 1980. Players control a car and dodge pursuing red cars while collecting flags. Stall the red cars using a smokescreen when they get too close. 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. *The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Barbero (Forever Entertainment, 14th Oct, $4.99) - Become a groomer and make dogs look lovely again. Choose your favourite trimmer and start getting acquainted with a whole bunch of different dogs. All these animals have common features: they like to mischief and are not afraid to get dirty - so prepare for a good wash! Be watchful and catch the objects before they drop down to unlock special features. Make your trimmer bigger, highlight the remaining dirt or gain more time. You can either play by yourself or invite up to four friends to join you locally. The third time is the charm! In a single player mode you’ll need to complete all of the chapters. To win a multiplayer game you just need to be the fastest and most efficient groomer three times in a row. Show your friends who's the best barber in town! Catch the paint and cover your opponents’ part of the screen to slow them down. Have you ever dreamt about being a dog groomer? Perhaps you simply love dogs and want to care for them?
Battle of Archers (Gametry, 15th Oct, $2.29) - Battle of Archers is an exciting archery game where you need to do everything you can in order to battle your enemies and win. You can face other archers, hunt birds or you just play against a friend if you want. In Battle of Archers, you will also need to follow birds and try to catch them with your bow. It’s an exciting and fun arcade game that’s testing all your skills while improving your aim. You will find it a very creative and enjoyable experience that everyone should try out. If you love archery or testing your aim, this is the game for you!
Cards of the Dead (JanduSoft, 21st Oct, $14.99) - The infection is advancing by the minute and getting the vaccine is humanity's only hope. Do everything in your power to fight off the hordes of zombies piling up in the streets to make your way to the biological complex and retrieve the sample. Live the story of Rick, Selena and Dan, three interconnected stories on which it depends to get the vaccine to stop the infection. Features - Multiple weapons: Get all the weapons at your disposal to take out the undead - Survival strategy: Control your vaccine to avoid giving in to the infection while you stock up on food to recover your health and weapons to defend yourself - A nightmare story: Unravel the role of the survivors and how their lives are intertwined in the same destiny - Zombie Hordes: The zombie apocalypse will show you no mercy.
City Stunt Driver (Pixelmob, 22nd Oct, $11.99) - From urban roads busy with traffic ascend high onto rooftops and race fast to climb in the ranks and achieve the top. Become a brave stunt driver, jumping from rooftop to rooftop, treating buildings as a personal arena for your exploits.
Crazy Gravity (20th Oct, $4.99) - Blast off for out-of-this world platforming antics in Crazy Gravity, a side-scrolling action game where gravity can be your worst enemy or your greatest ally! Take the role of a little astronaut lost in space. Your primary objective is to energize your rocket and return home, but to do that, you’ll need to make your way through brain-teasing obstacles and collect the necessary resources. Gravity always pulls slowly downward, but by flipping, the little astronaut can control which way id down! Use gravity reversal to navigate platforms and avoid hazards, reach power switches or keep yourself suspended mid-leap. It’s a challenging experience that will make you think dynamically, a tough yet accessible journey for all ages spanning 30 cosmic hand-drawn levels!
Crysis 2 Remastered (Crytek, 15th Oct, $29.99) - Following the events of the groundbreaking original Crysis, aliens have returned to a world ravaged by climate disasters. As the invaders lay waste to New York and begin an assault that threatens the total annihilation of humankind, only you have the technology to lead the fightback. Playing as a super-soldier equipped with the upgraded Nanosuit 2. 0, you must adapt to the battlefield using its game-changing Stealth, Armor, and Power abilities. Customize your Nanosuit and weapons in real-time and unlock incredible new powers as you battle for humanity's survival. - Read our Crysis 2 Remastered review
Crysis 3 Remastered (Crytek, 15th Oct, $29.99) - In Crysis 3 Remastered, the fate of the world is once again in your hands. Returning to the fight as super-soldier Prophet, wielding a powerful auto-loading Predator Bow that fires electric, explosive, and carbon arrows, take on new and old enemies that threaten the peace you worked so hard to achieve. The search for the alien Alpha Ceph continues, but now you must also expose the truth behind the C. E. L. L. corporation, which has turned New York City into a sprawling urban rainforest sheltered by a giant nanodome. Equipped with your legendary Nanosuit, you must assess, adapt, and attack as you choose your path and fight through seven distinct districts. Decimate your opponents in a blaze of brute force using the Nanosuit's superior technology, or use stealth to achieve your goals and become humanity's silent savior. There's no wrong way to save the world. - Read our Crysis 3 Remastered review
Crysis Remastered Trilogy (Crytek, 15th Oct, $49.99) - Crysis Remastered Trilogy includes: Crysis Remastered: What begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a chain of North Korean islands. Playing as super-soldier Prophet, you are armed with a powerful Nanosuit equipped with Speed, Strength, Armor, and Cloaking abilities. Use a vast arsenal of modular weaponry and adapt your tactics and gear to dominate enemies in an enormous sandbox world. Crysis 2 Remastered: Aliens have returned to a world ravaged by climate disasters. As the invaders lay waste to New York and begin an assault that threatens the total annihilation of humankind, only you have the technology to lead the fightback. Equipped with the upgraded Nanosuit 2. 0, customize your suit and weapons in real-time and unlock powerful new abilities in the battle for humanity's survival. - Read our Crysis Remastered Trilogy review
Demon Hunter: Riddles of Light (22nd Oct, $14.99) - Dawn Ashmoore is about to uncover the dark mysteries of ancient Egypt. The old gods step into our world. The renowned Demon Hunter once again confronts the powers of darkness. But this time things have taken a different turn: Dawn Ashmoore has been captured by an evil spirit, one that has awoken in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple. Only one person can save Dawn – her niece, Lila. The girl sets out to rescue her aunt without a second's hesitation. As the rescue mission proceeds, it becomes clear that her involvement in these extraordinary events is no coincidence. Lila's journey will take her through the mysterious ruins of ancient Egypt, still ruled by the gods of old. Their stories – locked inside chests and engraved in stone – will allow her to uncover a horrifying secret – Dawn has been captured by Seth himself. He's the most dangerous of all the gods, and nobody can stop him from destroying the world.
Endocrisis (21st Oct, $6.99) - It is not just evading bullets! . Endocrisis is sometimes described as a Puzzle Shoot 'em up. Bosses have attack patterns that you must learn, which are suitable to absorb or better to block. The game's main goal is to increase your power and learn new abilities to beat the 6 guardian bosses that will allow you to face the game's final boss. It is a non-linear game. You can choose any order to complete the game and get upgrades. You have 60 Continues when you start a New Game. If you lost all of them, you could still play, but you can't continue on the same level. , so use it wisely. - Lose power while are you shooting - You can block bullets and impacts by stoping shooting - Recover power absorbing yellow bullets - A green bomb can protect you if you have enough power But be careful other bullets you must have to evade it or block it.
Evertried (DANGEN Entertainment, 21st Oct, $19.99) - Every Move Matters In Evertried, the player’s actions dictate when enemy units move. In other words, everything moves after you. The game plays out as fast or methodical as you want, featuring a free-flowing turn-based action combat system. Alternating between moving, attacking, using your dash, skills and luring enemies into hazards is the key to success. You are the one that decides the pacing of Evertried. Learn to think ahead. Develop intricate strategies to outmaneuver your opponents and follow your path to ascension!
Extreme Race (16th Oct, $2.49) - In this challenging game you control a car that has no brake and only gains more speed. All you have to do is collect the coins and not crash into the other cars. Collect coins and buy new vehicles.
Football Run (Simplicity Tomasz Dyrak, 14th Oct, $9.99) - Football – the sport featuring kicking a ball across a pitch has various names in different corners of the world. However, it's not the name that matters most – all that really matters is what stars are doing with the ball. What would you say if somebody made a platform game with that? Football Run – the latest platform game by Simplicity Games – will let you feel the atmosphere that millions of fans worldwide have on every football game! Our platform game features dynamic levels set in the world of football!
Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles – Puzzle Game for Kids & Toddlers (McPepper, 14th Oct, $14.99) - This puzzle game for kids and toddlers is perfect for Halloween, but of course it's great fun the rest of the year too! The scary motifs are all designed in such a way that children do not develop fears, but rather have fun playing, as they can laugh at funny scary motifs. The game contains 13 high quality puzzle motifs that can be solved in different degrees of difficulty. The maximum number of parts is 80 parts and children are therefore really challenged! But even those who are new to jigsaw puzzles can really get started with a 12 piece puzzle. Every puzzle solving is rewarded with 3D animations, loads of effects and a balloon-popping mini-game! The game trains logical thinking and hand-eye coordination when playing, which is controlled by hand via the touch screen. For very clever puzzle children, the rotation of the puzzle pieces can also be switched on.
Hell’s High Harmonizers (PLiCy, 15th Oct, $11.99) - Hell, it's a place where the dead live. The inhabitants are always busy with reckoning, remorse, slacking off, and rebellion. You are the Harmonizer, an official of Hell. You will work for the peace of your newly assigned ward 69371. Sometimes we'll consult with the residents, sometimes we'll cooperate with them, and sometimes we'll enjoy life in Hell! Character Create People, inorganics, and everything else! Freedom and unique character create. Various Unique Residents People, lizards, bones, and machines? The residents of Hell, who are diverse in appearance and birth.
Hermitage: Strange Case Files (26th Oct, $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. With the help of a hacker genius on the run, a self-proclaimed detective and a short-tempered legal consultant, you must get to the bottom of a row of horrific incidents, bearing in mind the supernatural horrors that lurke within the pages of Hermitage's Lovecraftian book collection.
Howling Village: Echoes (21st Oct, $6.99) - The official game for the breakthrough Japanese horror movie Howling Village! Join 110 million viewers who've already entered Howling Village, created by leading horror director Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge) and brilliant screenwriter Daisuke Hosaka (Sadako 2 3D). Step into the world that received the Jury Award at the 27th Gérardmer International Film Festival, with global box office sales of $12. 7 million! “Have you heard of Inunaki village? It's a cursed village that doesn't appear on any map. If you dare to go there, you'll never make it out alive! ” Legend has it that on the other side of the real-world location of Inunaki Tunnel in Kyushu lies the most evil haunted spot in Japan—a village where the law doesn't apply, from which no one who enters ever comes back. Is Inunaki village an urban myth? Or. . . is it real? When her younger brother goes missing, Kaede has no choice but to put her faith in the myth.
JARS (20th Oct, $14.99) - There are more things in that book, Victor, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Join Victor's bizarre adventure in the family basement. Discover enormous minions and dangerous nasties hidden in the shadows of the cellar. What shady secrets are buried under the house? Why are some pages in this mysterious book missing? And why the heck is there a Dracula in the basement? ! The fate of the world rests on Victor's skinny shoulders! Will you save the world or get grounded by mother? The goal is simple – destroy all Jars! JARS is a strategy game featuring puzzles and elements of tower defense. Break all the jars and protect the Sarcophagus – that's your main goal! Think fast and plan strategically – each level requires you to adapt. Distinct art style inspired by spooky and funny classics Hand-drawn art that perfectly reflects the mood of an old, grim cellar with a little bit of dark humor.
L.O.L. Surprise! Movie Night (26th Oct, $39.99) - L. O. L. Surprise! ™ Movie Night is an all new L. O. L. Surprise! ™ Adventure, based on the new Movie Magic toy line. Aspire to become a movie star and glam it up with the latest fashion! Perform in a variety of activities and games and meet fierce friends along the way on your journey to become the best actress in L. O. L. Ville. You’ll need to practice your lines, enter your very own photoshoot, and explore different movie sets, all in your quest for a Star on L. O. L. Boulevard! Be the Next Superstar! Create your very own Rising Star and start your career in L. O. L. Ville! Begin by meeting your fellow stars and continue by playing through a variety of productions in the form of games and quests on your journey to reach the heights of stardom! Get that trophy, BB! Enter The Place Where Dreams Come True The L. O. L. Ville studio grounds are filled with set locations for many different movie activities.
Last 4 Alive: Escape From Zombies (TROOOZE, 14th Oct, $10.99) - You have to survive from the zombies! Survival shooting! The tragic survival of the four main characters begins in the world destroyed by the appearance of zombies. In the episode mode, you can do a single play while enjoying the story. In the multi-play mode, you can play a variety of four-person modes, from two to four people. Hand over one Joy-Con™ to another player to 'share', you can start a battle or collaborative play anywhere.
Minigolf Adventure (22nd Oct, $4.99) - Do you think you have the best minigolf skills? Put them to the test in Minigolf Adventure, an extraordinary single/multiplayer minigolf game with lots of cool modes. With 50+ holes, 3 environments, and great ball physics, you get to test your prowess and see how good you really are at golf. Minigolf Adventure delivers incredible visuals, tons of replay value, many different items and locations to unlock. It’s the ultimate experience for everyone that wants an exciting, fun, and rewarding minigolf game. With Minigolf Adventure, you can train, play against friends and just enjoy your time. Become the ultimate minigolf player today!
Monomals (21st Oct, $19.99) - There's a big music contest going on amongst the world's best animal DJs! Armed with a big fishing rod and a plug, go fishing in deep waters to help the DJs catch all of the Monomals™, and create your very own music in the MonoMaker™! CATCH • Choose your favorite animal DJ: Retro Rabbit, Funky Frog, Techno Tiger or Rocky Rhino • Explore 28 beautiful oceanic courses full of hazards and challenges • Prepare for Arena Battles and catch tons of Monomals • Discover dozens of collectibles and power-ups • Incredible console-quality graphics COMPOSE • Use the Monomals in the MonoMaker to create your own music • Listen to your own music in your self-created playlist during your fishing adventures • Switch instantly between music genres and listen to different styles of your music • Create and use Monomal stamps for instant results! (This feature will become available soon in an update! ) • Literally unlimited hours of music making!
Murder Diaries 2 (21st Oct, $9.99) - In this game you abstractly follow the narration of a murderer and a joung detective through their lifes and thoughts. This leads you straight into the middle of an exciting murder case and a murder mystery unlike you have ever seen before unfolds. Figure out what happened, explore fascinating landscapes and abstract environments and enjoy the thrilling storytelling. Collect pieces of the story while freely floating through related environments and immerse yourself into an intriguing story filled with blood and murder. A must have for any true fan of thrillers and anyone how enjoys a murder mystery that goes beyond the normal story telling.
Murder House (Puppet Combo, 14th Oct, $11.99) - A news crew breaks into the old abandoned home of an executed serial killer Anthony Smith, planning to shoot a salacious haunted house story. But is the notorious Easter Ripper really dead or is he waiting inside, ready to wipe them out one by one? Who will survive, and what will be left of them? The spiritual successor to Babysitter Bloodbath. This game simulates a 5th gen survival horror game. It uses tank controls, third person cinematic camera angles and is meant to be played with a controller. If you have a problem playing tank control games, you will not like this game. It has no auto saves, you must save with pencils which are in limited supply.
My Friend Peppa Pig (Outright Games, 22nd Oct, $39.99) - Have a fun-filled adventure by becoming Peppa Pig’s new friend! Create and dress your character, ring Peppa’s doorbell, and begin a story that’s all up to you Peppa suggests activities everywhere you go – help Daddy Pig find his glasses, follow the animal tracks in the Forest, splash in muddy puddles, and much more! It’s just like being in an episode of the TV show, where all your favorite characters are excited to meet you. From the Beach to the Museum and even Potato City, every playtime is a new experience with your friend Peppa Pig.
New York Mysteries: High Voltage (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 15th Oct, $6.99) - Fearless journalist Laura is again brought in to investigate strange murders taking place in New York. Immerse yourself in an exciting crime story and solve the mystery of a dangerous criminal surrounded by lightning! New York Mysteries: High Voltage - an adventurous hidden object game-quest with puzzles and mini-games that tells about mysterious events that took place in the 50s, New York. New York City, sometime in the 1950s.
Pocket Soccer (Gametry, 15th Oct, $2.49) - Pocket Soccer lets you experience the beauty of football on your console, in high quality, and with great cartoon graphics. The game features a multitude of modes in which you can play against the CPU or your friends - up to 4 players in multiplayer. If you love football and you want to play a clever, fun, and exciting game where you get to test your skills, check out Pocket Soccer right now. Test out your skills and immerse yourself in one of the best and most impressive soccer game experiences out there!
Pro Flight Simulator (22nd Oct, $14.99) - Take flight in real airplanes across this massively detailed open-world flight simulator. Explore high resolution sceneries. Take off, fly and land successfully back to airport. This very complete flight simulator will allow you to fliy on modern fighter like Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II as well as tourist airplane, like Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano. Enjoy the joy of flying while listening to 'Pix Arts Pro Flight Simulator' playlist on the leading music streaming service.
Reminiscence in the Night (22nd Oct, $4.99) - You’re trapped in your apartment. You have no memory of your past. As you try to escape, you rapidly understand that you must confront your traumas, and the only way to do this is to let your choices guide you to freedom. Interact with different items in the apartment to invoke new scenes and memories, speak on the computer with your childhood friend, Sofia, to further the story. Your choices matter. What happens to the main character and their memories is in your hands. Features: * Visual novel interface with choices * Point and click puzzle gameplay * Your choices change the outcome of the story * Somber, enigmatic artistic aesthetic
Sakura Nova (21st Oct, $14.99) - Join Mikage, Kaguya, and Arisa as they train together, fight together and come together at a prestigious academy for young, aspiring knights. To join the ranks of the warrior elite, these femme fatales must overcome their clashing personalities and learn to work together no matter what it takes! It’s an adventure of action, magic and humor!
Shadow Corridor (26th Oct, $14.99) - Chased by the spirits of the cursed Noh mask, you must do everything you can to escape. Set in traditional Japanese locales, Shadow Corridor provides a unique survival horror experience. Randomly generated maps filled with a variety of items make every playthrough different. Immerse yourself in the darkness, for only the determined will survive.
Super Chicken Catchers (White Smoke, 13th Oct, $17.99) - It's Year 2 of Era 4 on Planet 12, which can only mean one thing. . . it's time for the galaxy-wide Cluckball Championship! As the entire galaxy watches, you and your fellow Twelvians will battle for the ultimate 2v2 sporting prize. But with the competition so fierce, you and your partner will need to hone your co-operative tactics to become champions of the stars. How will you collaborate? What's your game plan? Will you outwit your opponents and emerge victorious, as the team in possession of the fabled chicken? It's time to go clucking wild… It's not easy being a professional chicken-catcher. You'll need to communicate to trick and flee your enemies. Cooperation is the key to success! - The Rider: As a gleeful Twelvian Rider, you'll jump and glide in the air, and are more than a little handy with a weapon. But when you're in possession of the chicken, your powers are limited. Pass the chicken to your Mount to regain your agility!
TETRA for Nintendo Switch International Edition (MoonGlass, 14th Oct, $11.49) - TETRA for Nintendo Switch International Edition is your new puzzle adventure game. Wandering and lost in the back alley, 4 doors were found, leading you to 4 different worlds. And the adventures are somehow connected… "Solve the puzzles to learn more about the mystery behind these worlds. There are hints that will help you along when you need it. " In this Nintendo Switch version of TETRA, there are new puzzles waiting for you in each world. The adventures await you in the beautiful fantasy worlds of TETRA!
Yumeiri (21st Oct, $8.00) - One day, a mysterious package reaches the hero, who is harried by daily life as an adult. Inside the package was a pillow-shaped machine and a letter asking for help. Upon activating the pillow, the hero falls into a waking dream. Forgotten memories from childhood. . . Even these were but the opening act of the miracle about to begin. After its release in 2015, Yumeiri received acclaim from game magazines, science fiction magazines, and mystery novel magazines. With a very high difficulty, and it gave rise to not a few frustrated players. At the same time, players who accepted its concept of "taming luck" were impressed as if personally reliving a dramatic life. For the full-scale remake, all scenarios were rethought and some episodes were rewritten. While the original was available only in Japanese, the game has now been produced with a full-scale English version. Korean is supported as well.
Zombo Buster Rising (25th Oct, $4.99) - Shoot zombies from a terrace like a boss! Zombo Buster Rising brings you a nostalgic experience of classic 2D side shooting-defense in the enhanced build! Zombo Buster Rising includes challenging achievements, two AI-Assisted NPCs, three super abilities, various upgrades and Survival mode. Basically it’s the best pick for any fan of casual zombie shooters with only one goal — to slay these undead hordes!
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!