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
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (Nintendo, 19th Nov, $59.99)– Experience the nostalgia of the Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games in an adventure reborn on the Nintendo Switch family of systems. The original story has been faithfully reproduced, and these remakes include easy-to-understand, player-friendly features of the modern Pokémon series, plus up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes. A Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack is also available as a packaged version or as a digital downloadable version, and includes both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, as well as additional in-game bonuses to help you on your Pokémon Trainer journey. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl and the Double Pack will all be available on Nov. 19. - Read our Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl review.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story (Riot Forge, 16th Nov, $29.99) - Rise against ruin! Unite a party of League of Legends Champions, explore Bilgewater and set sail for the Shadow Isles to uncover the secrets of the deadly Black Mist. Developed by Airship Syndicate and featuring the art style of legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira, creators of Battle Chasers and Darksiders, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story invites you to explore the League of Legends universe. In this immersive turn-based RPG, you will have the freedom to configure your party and control an unlikely group of League of Legends champions, explore the bustling city of Bilgewater and the mysterious Shadow Isles, and experience the Lane Initiative System.
Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story (Riot, 16th Nov, $9.99) - In this fast-paced rhythm runner, every action has an explosive reaction and no amount of mayhem is too much. Take on the role of yordle and Hexplosives expert Ziggs as you rampage through the neighborhoods of Piltover. Bomb, bounce and bop to the beat of the music to avoid obstacles, disarm enemies and light fuses to achieve maximum chaos. Cause musical mayhem while outrunning no-fun-allowed Heimerdinger in your quest to build the greatest bomb the world has ever seen! Leave no fuse unlit in Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story.
Death’s Door (Devolver Digital, 23rd Nov, $19.99) - Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous, but it’s honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen, and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death – where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power. Use melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome a fantastic array of beasts and demigods. Experience a somber yet darkly comedic tale, uncovering the truths behind the flow of souls, the role of the Crows and the origin of the Doors. Death’s Door will be available on Nov. 23.
Switch eShop - New Releases
20 Ladies (eastasiasoft, 19th Nov, $4.99) - Enter a world of simple pleasures and minimalistic design, where your only goal is to navigate cleverly arranged stages, avoid spikes and locate beautiful female companions hidden in the environment. But beware of hazards! Break a heart three times, and you’ll instantly respawn at the beginning, with your lady counter reset to zero. You’ll need to touch them all without dying in order to proceed to the next stage and unlock an alluring image for each one you complete. Platforms in the foreground are silhouetted against lush hand-drawn backdrops. Clouds pass by overhead, trees sway in the breeze and historical architecture dots the landscape as mellow tunes accompany you on a chill quest for love. Your best times are tracked with each playthrough, inviting you to come back and top your own record.
Air Strike: WW2 Fighters Sky Combat (T-Bull, 10th Nov, $6.99) - The Arcade Shooter Game has arrived and it brings you one of the most compelling and satisfying experiences in the world! Enjoy the unique atmosphere of WW2 and discover the air combat shooter with outstanding retro graphic style!
Amazing Princess Sarah (12th Nov, $8.00) - You are Sarah, princess of the peaceful realm of Kaleiya. The quiet life of your kingdom was lost the day your father was seduced and then kidnapped by Lilith, a demon mistress. Her only desire is to dominate your empire and kill you. Use your powerful sword to kill all Lilith's minions, then quickly throw the dead body on the next enemy to perform amazing combos! Travel through ice castles, cold dungeons, lava caves and much more - straight to the castle where Lilith hides! Bring your father and king back home! Highly detailed pixel-art graphics Smooth action @60 frame per second Lift and throw thousands of enemies! 5 castles 6 dangerous bosses 7 crazy newgame+ modes.
Arcade Archives LIBBLE RABBLE (11th Nov, $7.99) - "LIBBLE RABBLE" is an action puzzle game released by NAMCO in 1983. Control Libble and Rabble to "bashish"i various characters. When you "bashishi" all the "Topcups" that pop out of treasure chests, a miracle will occur that allows you to enter a bonus stage. Remember treasure chest locations and aim for a high score. 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.
BeatTalk (11th Nov, $17.99) - Do you find it difficult to understand spoken English or struggle to get your intended meaning across when speaking English? You've been studying for years, but. . . why does it seem so hard? The answer may be the difference in rhythm between Japanese and English. In this game, you can easily visualize the timing of English pronunciation by using the rhythm game style of play! The characters in the game will boldly deliver English speeches for you. As you play the rhythm game you will begin to experience the bouncy beat that English has. Whenever you press a button you can speak the word out loud along with the game's natural pronunciation. Before you know it, you'll find yourself naturally saying a lot of English!
BloodRayne: ReVamped (18th Nov, $19.99) - At the dawn of World War II, Rayne has been recruited as an agent for The Brimstone Society – a top secret fraternity that hunts down and destroys supernatural threats to humanity. Rayne embarks on two missions, five years apart, which turn out to be connected by one sinister man who has been searching the world for powerful occult relics to bring about a new age of domination for the Third Reich. In this frenetic and bloody third-person shooter that unleashed the iconic red-headed femme fatale on the world, the dhampir Rayne battles horrific creatures and hordes of soldiers with an array of vampric abilities and powerful weapons. Acrobatically slash and shoot your way through the swamps of Louisiana, the cavernous depths of a mining operation in Argentina, and a ruinous German castle. Experience the origins of Rayne through her first missions for the Brimstone Society in this improved version of the horror-action classic.
BloodRayne 2: ReVamped (18th Nov, $19.99) - Rayne is a dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Her mixed heritage grants her vampiric powers and superior resistance to sunlight and water, but curses her with the bloodthirst of a vampire. She has defeated countless monsters both demonic and human, but now faces her most personal battle yet. Rayne must hunt down her very own siblings, who have banded together and pledged to carry on their father's legacy of creating a new era of vampire supremacy in which humans are mere cattle. BloodRayne is back with new acrobatic movements, rail sliding, fast-paced blade and gun combat and fatal finishing moves. Use Rayne’s dhampir powers like time dilation to rack up points in the extensive combo system in this brutally satisfying continuation of the iconic series.
Box That Ball (Kistler Studios, 11th Nov, $2.99) - Box that ball is a ball physics puzzle game. You place the ball into the square and apply a force by dragging back in the right angle to throw it into the box.
Chess Brain (11th Nov, $3.99) - Chess Brain is a chess puzzle game. The King must reach the destination. Draw the correct path and don't let it get killed by the opposite pieces! Every second all the pieces will move! Solve 30 puzzles! Some may be simple, but others will make you think about every second ahead! The correct path will take you to the destination point!
City Traffic Driver (19th Nov, $11.99) - Tricky roads, dozens of other drivers on the roads – you will have to give it your best shot to live up to the challenge and complete all of the trials.
Comic Coloring Book – Complete Edition (12th Nov, $19.99) - Many adventures await! Once upon a time, two children, a boy, and a girl found two unique toys - a robot and an alpacorn. These magically came to life to become our heroes' best friends! Together they experience amazing stories about friendship, helping others, and the joy of life! Comics to color! From the beginning of the XX century, coloring books are a great way for children to spend their time! Not only young ones will raise their creativity, learn manual skills but also discover colors and shapes! It is also a good way to settle the nerves, calm down and relax for energetic kiddos! Complete experience In the Comics library, you’ll find 92 great illustrations and the possibility to create your comic book! Prologue Check how our adventures start! Play in space with the robot or discover how the princess from the faraway kingdom and her favorite alpacorn are spending their free time.
Drizzlepath: Deja Vu (24th Nov, $6.99) - A vast and mysterious world lies before you, one that hides the truth of your existence and echoes the memory of past lives. As the tenth game created by Tonguç Bodur, Drizzlepath: Deja Vu is a reimagining of his first creation, a standalone experience accessible by any kind of player. In Drizzlepath: Deja Vu, you’ll take the role of a nameless man climbing towards a mountaintop in search of answers. Witness events as you explore, each gradually adding to the larger existential narrative. Ponder the enigmatic and cyclical nature of memory through abstract storytelling and beautifully detailed environments, punctuated by ominous imagery that’s more mysterious than it is frightening, a beacon to guide you forward.
emoji MUSIC (KrzysztofPodsada, 13th Nov, $9.99) - Emoji Music create your emoji album. Beat 12 tracks, collect 12 emoji and listen to 12 songs.
Exertus: Redux (19th Nov, $4.39) - Exertus is a first-person action platformer with free-run and old school FPS inspired movement mechanics. Through use of the fluid movement set within the game and the dynamic level elements, players have the simple aim of getting from point A to point B, either by using the beaten path or the off-path environment in the semi-linear levels.
Forklift Simulator (Megame, 12th Nov, $9.99) - Forklift Simulator — realistic forklift driving simulator. Deliver cargo on time to complete multiple missions. But be careful — the cargo can be fragile! Enter the warehouse area and сomplete various challenges — from the simplest ones with light and small loads, to complex ones with bulky and fragile loads. If you like the vehicle simulator, then you will appreciate the realistic physics and carefully designed loader control system.
H.I.C.H (18th Nov, $11.49) - "Hassle in calculations happens" What the Free Breath resistance force leaders Lil Envi and Lazzy meant when they talked about it? Now is 1977 year and thanks to the Intellectual Immensity Corp. (IIC) the future is coming. But there is only one obligation - installing a chip in the brain, which will possibly control your freedom, can negatively affect your mind, or is this a misconception? So break into the Baltic City and join the resistance force Free Breath! DIFFERENT GAMEMODES AND MISSIONS - Exclusion zone SIBIRSK-5 - elimination battle, only best will win! - Team Deathmatches for respect points - Hustle Bustle… is it Battle Royale? Better ^_^ You need to fetch as much data as possible from servers and send this data faster than others. Only one wins! - Street racing - Drift racing And other exciting missions with in-game characters
Horseshoe Crab Rescue! (New 3DS, Kevin Foley)- It's breeding time for the horseshoe crabs, which means they will come to the beach to lay and fertilize eggs. Horseshoe crabs have been around for hundreds of millions of years, but they have one weakness - if they get flipped on their back on the beach, they get stuck! Luckily, humans can help them out. In Horseshoe Crab Rescue!, you will help out these amazing creatures by flipping horseshoe crabs that have gotten stranded on their backs. Hurry around the beach and try to rescue as many horseshoe crabs as you can before time runs out!
Ice Station Z (18th Nov, $4.99) - Based on the #1 Best Selling Nintendo 3DS™ game in Japan. After a strange virus spreads across an Arctic Island you are left alone to survive. Scavenge for food, drink, medical supplies, weapons, ammunition, clothes, fuel and other useful equipment. Find shelters, vehicles and other interesting locations to help you survive during day and night. Features Single Player, Local Play and Internet Multiplayer (Worldwide with anyone plus Game Chat). Go scavenging, fishing and hunting with friends or alone, it's up to you how you survive.
Kosmonavtes: Academy Escape (18th Nov, $5.99) - With the Earth's resources dwindling, the Kosmonavtes program was announced! The goal was one, assemble a cadet team and send them out to colonise another planet! In the first episode (Kosmonavtes: Escape Reality), Vala joined the team of cadets and came one step closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming an astronaut. Now she has to graduate from the Space Academy and jet off to Venus!
MARSUPILAMI – HOOBADVENTURE (Microïds, 16th Nov, $29.99) - Discover the Marsupilamis as you have never seen them before in an adventure full of surprises! Punch, Twister and Hope are three Marsupilamis who live a peaceful life in Palombia. While the three companions open a cursed sarcophagus by playing with debris on a beach, they inadvertently release a mysterious ghost that puts a terrible curse on all animals. Fortunately for them, the Marsupilamis are immune. Our three heroes will have to go on an adventure and chase the ghost in order to ward off the spell.
Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx (11th Nov, $19.99) - Mercenaries Rebirth is a tactical RPG set in a fantasy world. Battles occur on quarter-view maps with height differences, wherein the front, back, and side of the map determine each battle’s outcome. Support effects depend on where allied characters from your party are in position, etc., features of high strategic manoeuvres.
NASCAR Heat Ultimate Edition+ (19th Nov, $39.99) - NASCAR Heat Ultimate Edition+, the official video game of the 2020 season, the world’s most popular stockcar racing series puts you behind the wheel and challenges you to become the NASCAR Cup Series champion. Features the 2020 official teams, drivers, cars and schedule from the three NASCAR National Series as well as the Xtreme Dirt Tour, racing on 39 authentic tracks. Ultimate Edition+ includes everything in NASCAR Heat 5 Ultimate Edition, plus the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Cars Roster and 2021 primary paint schemes. Featured content includes 2020 Throwback and Playoff paint schemes, Tony Stewart as a playable character, plus more!
Nerf Legends (19th Nov, $49.99) - NERF Legends thrusts you into a futuristic, sci-fi world where you’ll come face-to-face with legions of robot enemies and ultimate boss masters. Armed with a wide array of NERF blasters based on their iconic, real-world counterparts, you’ll thwart formidable enemies while being challenged to pull off the most impressive high-flying trick shots across a series of unique and immersive environments. Are your NERF skills up to the challenge to become the ultimate NERF Legend?
New York Mysteries: The Outbreak (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 15th Nov, $6.99) - In the context of the last decades, are you sure that there is no slightest threat from humanity challenges that were overcome long ago? “New York Mysteries: The Outbreak” is an adventure game in the genre of Hidden Objects with unforgettable characters and challenging quests to conquer, plenty of mini-games and puzzles! Once again you are transported to the New York of the late 1960s. Laura and her trusty workmate Will need to investigate an intricate case of a bizarre disease plaguing the city. Together, you discover that it might have something to do with a mysterious artifact preserved in the archives of a secret order. There is a shadow hanging over New York City and time is running out. The plague doctor of the modern era, will he cure the twenty-first century society?
NinNinDays2 (18th Nov, $9.99) - A life turned upside down after an encounter with two female ninja? ! This romance adventure game is set in Akihabara, where you'll enjoy your new, slightly naughty roommate life with laughter, tears, and the friendship of two female ninja. A young man is dazing off while working the night shift at a convenience store, when a girl stops in to ask for a meat bun. The one next to her appears to be her boyfriend, and after doing their shopping, the two of them link arms affectionately and take off. Just when the young man is thinking how nice it would be to have a girlfriend, a pair of girls in ninja cosplay show up. The girls just stare at the shop goods without buying anything in particular. Even worse, they're even chatting about ninja techniques or something along those lines. When he calls out to them to prevent theft, it becomes apparent that they have no money.
PUPPIES AND KITTENS (23rd Nov, $29.99) - Adopt a new companion! Kitten, puppy or even both. Your new companions are waiting for you to take them home and give them love. Help them grow by taking care of them daily and educate them properly so they will become well behaved cubs. Do not forget to give them lots of cuddles and play with them often. Each animal is unique and has its own personality and preferences so listen to your animal and their needs and they will give it back to you by becoming the most loyal friend. You can even teach your pet tricks and train them to enter competitions to unlock rewards and new accessories.
Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital (Numskull Games, 11th Nov, $39.99) - Become the very best veterinarian ever! These adorable pets aren’t feeling too well, so let’s give them the care they need! Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital is a simulation game in which you can have the dream job you’ve always wanted taking care of cute, fluffy friends.
RazerWire: Nanowars (19th Nov, $9.99) - FIGHT, DIE, UPGRADE AND FIGHT AGAIN Survive the endless waves of invading aliens, and when you lose, use the resources you've gained to upgrade RazerWire and keep fighting! RazerWire: Nanowars is a unique bullet-hell style game where you don't so much shoot enemies as use a wire connected to a generator as a weapon, cutting through enemies with a sharp monomolecular filament. With each wave, the difficulty level increases! Opponents with new weapons and better armor appear, and this is where upgrades come to the rescue. With the points you earn, you can upgrade your weapon and also buy useful powerups. IN THE FUTURE, FAR, FAR AWAY Humanity has conquered most of the galaxy. Unfortunately, a new threat has emerged in our universe, but this time he is invisible to the human eye. . . This threat turned out to be nano-sized aliens, reminiscent of viruses, destroying everything in their path while being almost impossible to detect.
Romeow: in the cracked world (18th Nov, $2.99) - Romeow: in the cracked world is a minimalist and charming puzzle game about a kitten who is too young to find the way by itself. He is just a kitten, he feels lost when he is without his favorite toy. Go through the messy paths and take Romeow 's wool back so he can sleep in his cozy bed.
Root (16th Nov, $19.99) - Play the digital adaptation of the beloved tabletop board game. Root is a game of adventure and war where 2 to 4 players battle for control of a vast wilderness. The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods. Meanwhile, at the edge of the region, the proud, squabbling Eyrie have found a new commander who they hope will lead their faction to resume their ancient birthright. The stage is set for a contest that will decide the fate of the great woodland.
Sky Races (Gametry, 12th Nov, $3.49) - Your focus is to compete with other airplanes as quickly as possible and push them to the next level. The game is very immersive, engaging, and fun, and you will find yourself playing, again and again, all the time. If you want to test your prowess against your friends, this is the right way to do it. Check out Sky Races right now and immerse yourself in the most exciting airplane race game ever!
Smoots Golf (18th Nov, $12.99) - Visit golf courses in 5 unique locations for a fun and endless multiplayer golf experience! - 45 different golf holes to master. Get precise shots with touch controls and go for the Hole-In-One! - 20 different minigolf holes to master. Get precise shots with touch controls and go for the Hole- In-One! - In Smoots Golf you can challenge your friends in Tournaments and Exhibition mode or hone your skills in Training mode. Choose your Smoot and become a Golf Champion!
Space Moth Lunar Edition (18th Nov, $7.99) - 1CC Games’ first shoot ’em up returns with totally overhauled visuals, all-new enemies and attacks, a deeper scoring system, remixed soundtrack and fresh player powers. Space Moth: Lunar Edition is the ultimate version of the beloved cult classic. Vivid visuals: from reworked nocturnal backgrounds to new enemies and particle effects, graphics have been enhanced to give Lunar Edition a distinct style and flair of its own. Bullet Heaven: enemy attacks have been upgraded using 1CC Games’ custom bullet pattern editor from Star Hunter DX, allowing for intricate kaleidoscopes of death to dodge through! From Beginner to Pro: Lunar Edition adds a flexible new scoring system, built to both raise the skill ceiling so pros can aim for stratospheric high scores, while lowering the barrier to entry so beginners can jump right in. Stellar Sounds: to suit the more intense gameplay in Lunar Edition, all of the game’s cuts have been remixed and reinvigorated to get your blood pumping!
Sports & Wild Pinball (19th Nov, $14.99) - This pack includes: Soccer Pinball, Touchdown Pinball, Basketball Pinball, Jurassic Pinball, Safari Pinball, Shark Pinball Enjoy 6 games in one with the perfect reproduction of real pinball machines, with all kinds of graphic details and sounds.
Whiskey Mafia: Leo’s Family (19th Nov, $4.99) - Whiskey, mafia and jazz — these are the key ingredients of a cocktail named Whiskey Mafia: Leo’s Family. This game serves as a prequel to Whiskey Mafia: Frank's Story and tells a story of Leo’s criminal group who takes part in different illegal activities. A humble guy named Christopher, the son of a port worker, finds himself as the newest mafia member. Can he make his American dream come true?
Would you like to run an idol cafe? (18th Nov, $9.99) - In this Visual Novel, Yokoyama Naoya is a decidedly ordinary guy, but that wasn't always the case. After failing to get into the university of his choice, Naoya puts his further education on hold to take a job at a quaint seaside cafe. There, he meets two cute waitresses, and he becomes more intimately involved in their lives than he anticipated. Help Naoya work at the cafe and romance multiple beautiful girls who are available. Will you fancy Naoya’s long-lost childhood friend Ichigo, the bossy and powerful Mayuki, or the mysterious and spiritual Kuu?
Zombie Is Planting (11th Nov, $10.99) - The future of severe environmental pollution after the nuclear war. Farm with the help of zombies that are not at risk of infecting you. Nature recovers as more and more trees and grass grow. Can you revive the polluted Earth for the future? Grow your own village and enjoy your new life with zombies! Manami Matsumae’s peaceful BGM cheers for you!
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!