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
Dead Cells (Motion Twin, 7th Aug, $24.99) - : The Queen and the Sea DLC – Battle your way through sunken shipwrecks, scale a burning lighthouse and confront your deadliest foe yet in Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea DLC. This late-game content gives you an alternative to the High Peak Castle, Derelict Distillery and Throne Room biomes. This DLC also includes extras like nine new weapons, a not-so-cute pet, loads of outfits and new enemies to bash. - Read our Dead Cells review
ASTRONEER (System Era Softworks, 13th Jan, $29.99) - ASTRONEER is set during the 25th century Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe. On this adventure, players can work together to build custom bases above or below ground, create vehicles to explore a vast solar system and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity are the key to seeking out and thriving while on exciting planetary adventures! - Read our ASTRONEER review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Aery – Dreamscape (13th Jan, $9.99) - Immerse into the fantastical world of imagination. In Aery - Dreamscape you play as a bird-like spirit who can enter the minds of other people in order to explore their thoughts, their secrets, and their imagination. Each person has their own imaginary world and each world represents the thoughts, fears, and ambitions of that person in an interesting and mostly abstract way. Within an imaginary world, you have to find a certain amount of memory shards to advance with the story and to get to know more about the person in question.
Alone Musc (Erik, 6th Jan, $4.99) - Join the world of classical and modern music and discover your talents. Don't miss the tiles and start playing music. The game has 4 different difficulty modes and each difficulty mode has different music. You need to challenge yourself to unlock the difficulty modes. Don't forget that you can earn more points by making combos! Come on! Start the challenge and play music right now! Note: Impossible is impossible.
Arcade Archives Mutant Night (30th Dec, $7.99) - "Mutant Night" is an action game released by UPL in 1987. Players will control a mysterious character named "Mutron-kun" who will power up using various methods such as becoming a giant or creating body-doubles in order to defeat the enemies. This title is one of the remarkable works among the UPL titles that contains a wondrous world view and characters which are also its most prominent features. 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.
Arcade Archives ORIUS (23rd Dec, $7.99) - "ORIUS" is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1991. Pilot the cutting-edge fighter craft, "Flintlock," and solve the mystery of what happened on planet E-Square. In this game, in addition to your usual shots, you can use the mysterious "Flint" life form for attack and defense. 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.
Arcade Archives SUPER PAC-MAN (6th Jan, $7.99) - "SUPER PAC-MAN" is an action game released by NAMCO in 1982. It’s an additional power-up to NAMCO's flagship title, "PAC-MAN"! Eat SUPER POWER PELLETS to become invincible and get a speed boost! Eat a POWER PELLET after that and become SUPER PAC-MAN to take out all the ghosts at once! 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.
Arcadia Fallen (5th Jan, $24.99) - Play the role of a young alchemist apprentice who is unwillingly bound to an illegal spirit. Suddenly drawn into a war between humanity and magic, they must join a group of unlikely heroes to escape their own doom, hopefully saving the world along the way. Immerse yourself in this beautiful roleplaying experience that combines gorgeous Japanese-inspired anime aesthetics with enchanting Scandinavian storytelling. On their journey, your alchemist will be joined by a group of five companions, four of which you can form romantic relationships with (LGBTQ+ friendly! ) Whether you choose to romance anyone, you are also able to form meaningful platonic relationships with everyone, including our fifth companion Mime, who's totally ready to be your new BFF!
Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 Digital Bundle (22nd Dec, $59.98) - Strap on your heels (and the attached guns) in two nonstop action games. Use your witchy powers to conquer both heaven and hell in the critically-acclaimed Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 games. Meet the baddest witch around—Bayonetta Originally released in 2010, the unforgettable first chapter of the Bayonetta saga introduced the world to "climax action", an explosive blend of dynamic action and saucy style. Armed with a weapon in each hand and one on each foot, Bayonetta destroys her opponents with combo attacks that are as beautiful as they are brutal. Fight like hell to save your soul-less sister in Bayonetta 2 In this climactic sequel to the critically acclaimed Bayonetta action game, you’ll be on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Brimming with jaw-dropping battles and even more abilities , this game never lets up on the action.
Biker Garage: Mechanic Simulator (3rd Jan, $24.99) - Biker Garage: Mechanic Simulator allows you to be a top motorcycle mechanic. Your main aim is to be the best mechanic you can, with loads of really happy clients. You start your adventure in a small home workshop which you will need to grow to become the best motorcycle mechanic in the world. Test your bikes on a track, check the quality of your repairs and improve bike performance with fine-tuning. Not only do you customize motorcycles at the request of customers, but you can also create your own dream machine. Find a bike at the junkyard or buy it from a shop and change it beyond recognition while choosing from hundreds of different parts. When you expand your business (and your garage), you will unlock new features like the auction system, racing, and further skills for more difficult tasks.
Breakneck City (5th Jan, $9.99) - When a vicious gang tries to burn down their favorite video shop, Sidney Flintlock and Justine Jacobs take to the streets to bust some heads. Breakneck City is an old-school 3D beat ‘em up with a focus on environmental interactions. Featuring low-poly graphics, pixel art textures and the ability to team up for 2-player local co-op play, Breakneck City brings late-90s style brawler action to a new generation. Punch, kick and dodge your way through 6 punishing levels including city streets, a dance club, skyscrapers and more! Take on gangs of varied enemy types and tough bosses. Pick up weapons to become even more effective in combat and use the environment to your advantage. Swing on lamp posts, kick your foes into garbage bins or out of windows and deal devastating dive-kicks from above. You'll have to use your surroundings to your advantage against these challenging foes!
Canceled! Super Puzzles Dream (31st Dec, $5.99) - #Canceled! This is the hashtag to thank scientists for creating a vaccine that will defeat and eradicate Covid-19. It is also a tribute to the tremendous efforts and hard work put in by health workers to save lives. Thank you very much to all of them! ! ! Puzzles move onto the next level with ‘Super Puzzle Dream’, a mix between classic jigsaw and a ‘Tetris’-style dynamic mechanic. Two levels of play, 'senior' (for adults) and 'junior' (for children aged 3+), guarantee hours of entertainment for all. Become an expert and finish the puzzles in the shortest possible time and you will find yourself amongst the best in the world on the online leaderboard. You can also play with friends and family in the one-on-one split-screen competition mode. Your rival won't make it easy for you! Don't give up - fill an energy bar to perform a counterattack and put them in their place. Or have fun working together to complete the puzzles in Cooperative (co-op) mode.
Cartoon Tower Defense (29th Dec, $3.99) - Prepare for intense and epic battles in this Tower Defense game with many different sceneries and toon characters. Upgrade your archers, enjoy magics, spells, super arrows and other power-ups, and defend your fortresses from barbarians. With its simple yet very addictive gameplay and its superb realization, Cartoon Tower Defense will offer you many hours of pure joy. Get Ready!
Chess – Clash of Kings (3rd Jan, $9.99) - Download chess and discover how much pleasure and satisfaction this strategic game can bring. The most important features: • 10 different levels of difficulty • Hints are available to show the most advantageous moves • In the case of a mistake, you can use an Undo option • It has challenges with 400+ chess puzzles and piles of gold to collect Mini-game and Chess Puzzles When you don't want to play a full game, solve chess puzzles. Move to a distant land, earn gold by moving with chess Knight and explore further levels with hundreds of puzzles. The chess puzzles are quick tasks of giving your opponent a checkmate, in a limited number of moves. 10 levels of chess difficulty Are you a chess master or just a beginner? Regardless of that, you will find the level suitable for your chess skills. Choose from 10 different difficulty levels, train and win! Playing our Chess app is also a wonderful way to entertain, educate and develop your intellectual skills.
Christmas Racing (24th Dec, $0.99) - Christmas Racing is an action-packed racing game and your focus is to be the first and surpass your opponent. The terrain is treacherous, so you need to pay attention to your speed and really do everything you can to improve. This is the ultimate holiday-themed race where you must use all your skills and become a great driver. There are multiple cars to choose from and you will be impressed with the numerous gameplay mechanics and ideas. Check it out today and see if you can defeat all other drivers!
Creepy Balls (D-Lo, 20th Dec, $6.99) - Help the mysterious cat to lead the pumpkin to its final target. To do this, you need to get all the same coloured balls together to get through. The more you can get, the better. There are no limits! Features of the game: - Complete the 60 challenging levels. - Get rewards to access the different boosters. - Realistic looking balls and fluids. - Stunning visuals and relaxing enigmatic music add to the charm of the mysterious ambience. - Perfect for everybody, from kids to grown ups or to play as a family!
Crumble (3rd Jan, $14.99) - Crumble is a physics platformer with a grappling tongue mechanic. Join the chaos of unstable platforms and unexpected destructions with this cute blue ball. Try to progress in exciting levels falling around you. Move like a Slime, jump like a Ball and swing with your tongue!
Day of the Dead: Solitaire Collection (Green Sauce, 7th Jan, $19.99) - Greetings, living one. Are you ready to tackle this new Solitaire adventure with a twist? Take a deep breath and dive into this fantastic journey on "Dia de los Muertos", the Day of the Dead - Find collectible cards to customize your own deck and decorate a cemetery to welcome the souls from the Land of the Dead.
DEMON GAZE EXTRA (6th Jan, $59.99) - Guided by the Star Child, a new destiny is taking shape. . . The protagonist becomes a bounty hunter using the Demon Gaze, an eye that controls Demons. As a Demon Gazer, he is uniquely capable of taking on the Demons that dwell in the region’s labyrinths. Since its release in Japan in 2013, the original dungeon RPG DEMON GAZE was an instant hit. With its innovative system, engrossing storyline and thrilling challenges, DEMON GAZE EXTRA retains its original flavor while adding enhanced graphics and a number of new elements for an even greater gameplay experience. "Can you master the rampaging Demons? " This gem is guaranteed to delight past Demon Gazers, as well as new fans of dungeon RPGs!
Demoniaca: Everlasting Night (12th Jan, $14.99) - Gothic “metroidvania” adventure awaits in Demoniaca: Everlasting Night, a side-scrolling action platformer that mixes beautifully grotesque imagery with seductive style. Explore, fight, meet new friends and seek revenge against those who brought you unbearable pain and loss! As you journey through the dreadful and corrupted Tower of Babel, you’ll uncover its many dangerous secrets, challenge powerful lords and slay hordes of their minions. Immerse yourself in fluid real-time combat that’s easy to learn but challenging to master. Gain access to new areas in and around the tower as you progress and upgrade abilities. But what end could await one filled with such anger and despair?
Dobo’s Heroes (17th Jan, $1.99) - On a faraway planet Dobo is a worldly renowned hero. He’s inspired the work of millions of people. But something very serious happened. Dobo has lost that sparkle in his eyes and, little by little, started to get stuck in his own thoughts, creating blockings, shutting himself in a dark room. After a short time, Dobo didn’t seem the same anymore, but few could see him, because he set himself apart from everybody else.
Drowning Cross (18th Jan, $0.99) - Jeremy's partner Leo disappears after a car crash. As Jeremy dives into Leo's past in order to find him, he can't quite shake the feeling that there's a lot more going on than a simple vehicle-related accident. Jeremy's not gonna just sit around and wait. The night is still young and there's a mystery to be solved! This game is styled after old pre-2000s adventure games. This means bottomless pockets for any items you deem useful, dialog options and a story to click (or touch / button press) and puzzle your way through. This time around you even have thoughts in your inventory, allowing you stay focused on the taks ahead. Don't question it. Just throw your thoughts and items at any people you meet. Unlike in real life, talking to other humans isn't hard in this game! So why go outside when you can play this instead?
Dual Souls: The Last Bearer (6th Jan, $9.99) - The spirit of old-school fighting games is back with Dual Souls. Inspired by classic fighting game series, Dual Souls delivers it all - it’s fast; it’s full-on; it’s tactical; it’s online and it’s FUN! With fluid animations and colorful graphics, Dual Souls is a highly tactical game with multiple unique fighters, each with their own fighting styles and moves. The game also comes stacked with an array of awesome features: * Rollback Net-Code. * Create and customize your fighter with "Journey" mode. * Challenge players from around the world with "Net-play" mode. * Learn game mechanics with "Tutorial Lessons". * Access each character's ending and story with "Arcade" mode. * 11 Fighters (+More with regular updates) each with unique abilities.
Duel Princess (qureate, 13th Jan, $24.99) - This is a side-scrolling tower defense game where you lead your units from your own castle towards the Princess' castle and capture it. There are roguelite elements that lets you enjoy building new decks each time you play the story mode.
DRIVE DRIFT X (27th Dec, $8.59) - Enjoy this racing game that's easy to pick up and fun for the whole family! Pass around the Joy-Con Controller and compete with up to four players! Featuring a variety of racing vehicles! Choose from cars, bikes, trucks, and even tanks! Transform a range of locations into your racecourse, from town streets to seasides! Find your perfect vehicle and go for your fastest time! Use drifts to take any turn with ease! Increase your speed by charging up boosts during drifts! Floor it and take first place! Race on the course of your choice! Choose four courses, then aim for first place by collecting the most points! Up to four players can join in the high-speed fun! Battle your friends to see who's the fastest of all!
dweeMIXED: Thwee Pack (11th Jan, $19.99) - Upon entering this dimension many years ago, magicdweedoo has proven to be relentless in his development and delivery of otherworldly multimedia experiences. dweeMIXED: Thwee Pack, a collection of remastered underground indie gaming staples, provides an essential guide to this labyrinthine mind. ◄ Ticket ► In a world where time is running out, where angels, are now demons, and vice versa, and human emotion is no longer a valid format, there is one entity ready to put his FOOT down, and say NO. Play as a lonely timid left foot, determined to make his mark on a world that's ever so crumbling around him. Make your way through exhilirated, magnificent and enchanting landscapes. Move with shoe, live with shoe, breathe with shoe. Be. Shoe. ◄ New Ice York ► The mystery of the award-winning New Ice York will test your detective skills like never before. Someone has frozen the city, and it's up to you to explore, interrogate, and fist-fight your way to the answer.
ESCHATOS (13th Jan, $26.99) - Fast-paced and exhilarating speed! Each segment of the stage is quick, making the game fast-paced and exhilarating. Frequent transitions from attack to rest and back progress the game with rhythm. No gaps between stages and no data loading wait times - allowing you to play non-stop from beginning to end. Traditional effects with Sci-Fi theme creates an orthodox world filled with design and characters having a nostalgic feel. Hard-core shoot 'em up shooter Easy and simple to understand rules! Just "shoot", "evade", and "defend". Simple scoring and difficulty level settings make it easy for anyone from the first time they play. Shield System Equipped with shield system to protect from enemy shots and allows quick counterattack. Strategically choose one of the three shots available - "front shot", "wide shot", "shield".
Epic Dumpster Bear 2: He Who Bears Wins (6th Jan, $4.99) - A thrilling new chapter in the Dumpster Bear Saga is upon us! The long awaited sequel to the cult classic, Epic Dumpster Bear 2 is an action packed platformer where you play as a dumpster bear with a chip on his shoulder. Containing 8 worlds of expertly designed levels, gripping cinematics, and locked 60fps gameplay that harkens back to the glory days of 16-bit platformers.
Eternal Radiance (13th Jan, $19.99) - Inspired by classic action JRPGs, Eternal Radiance is an action role-playing game about a squire named Celeste who begins a journey to prove herself worthy of becoming a true knight. Her quest takes her far from her home, across the continent in pursuit of a thief whose actions stem from a sinister plot. Features Character-Driven Story – As Celeste travels across the continent with her companions Valana and Ruby, they’ll learn more about the world and its history, as well as a sinister plot about to unfold. Exciting, Dynamic Battles – Take on a variety of enemies with an exciting action combat system. Plan your battles, unleash special attacks, and devastate your foes. Beautiful, Mysterious World – Explore fields, towns, and dungeons across a strange world still haunted by its elusive past. Customization – Use an expansive talent tree to customize Celeste’s fighting style.
Eufloria HD (31st Dec, $9.99) - Explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is unique and compelling. Engage in space exploration, conquest, plant growth and bio mechanical evolution. Conquer asteroids in deep space and use their resources to grow and nurture semi-organic plants and creatures to do your bidding. Plan your strategy against AI opponents that all vie for the same resources and offer fierce opposition. Eufloria is easy to learn, and enjoyable to master. It’s a game for everyone. Try it now!
Faircroft’s Antiques: The Forbidden Crypt Collector’s Edition (6th Jan, $9.99) - When an old friend requests Mia’s help restoring an old cathedral, she packs her bags for the seaside town of Porto Nacosti, Italy! But she soon finds trouble in paradise - a crypt below the church holds a long-lost secret that a powerful family is desperate to keep. Search through visually dazzling hidden-object scenes, restore art pieces in need of love, and reveal what history forgot in Faircroft's Antiques: The Forbidden Crypt!
FOCUS INDIES BUNDLE: Curse of the Dead Gods + Shady Part of Me + Aeon Must Die! (6th Jan, $39.99) - The Focus Indies Bundle: Curse of the Dead Gods + Shady Part of Me + Aeon Must Die! includes three indie gems from Focus Entertainment at a reduced price: Curse of the Dead Gods You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers - it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Shady Part of Me Overcome emotional struggles across a touching narrative filled with twists and surprises. Embark on a dream-like journey, with breathtaking artistic direction and the enthralling voice of Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins). Aeon Must Die! Experience a unique beat ‘em-up introducing breakneck risk-reward gameplay, innovative AI and tactical fighting, all packaged in an incredible art style. Dive into this bundle to risk your soul stealing from vengeful gods, ignite the galaxy with fists of rage, and submerge yourself into surreal dreamscapes on an emotional journey!
Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell (3rd Jan, $14.99) - All is well on their tropical vacation, until our finny friends realize the Great Conch Shell is missing! Uncle Blenny can't open the Founder's Day Festival until the heralded horn has been recovered! Your child will join Freddi Fish and Luther as they explore ancient ruins, play games at a fun-filled carnival and even discover a sunken airplane while looking for clues and finding adventure. Rosy Pearl, Pierre the Tailor and Nadine the Narwhal are just a few of the fun new friends they'll meet as they follow Old Snoggy's sniffer through this tropical paradise. In the end, it's up to your child to piece the clues together and figure out who's responsible for this underwater caper!
Frogs vs. Storks (30th Dec, $9.99) - In Frogs vs. Storks you play with little frogs that make a good and peaceful living in their beautiful pond. But, with the arrival of storks, the pond became a dangerous place to live! Storks are everywhere now just waiting for their chance to eat the frogs! Outsmart evil storks and once again make the pond a peaceful place to live in Frogs vs. Storks. - 5 stages increasing difficulty - 5 different achievements - 40 unique levels and hours of fun and challenge - Create your own levels with LEVEL GENERATOR and enjoy the unlimited fun! - Dare to win all achievements and high-score on most challenging stages
Gal Galaxy Pain (Batafurai, $0.50, 3DS eShop-only) - The final entry to the Love Hero and The Queen TV-Game 2 saga! Hospital recovery ends. She has had enough! Humanity is done!
Geography Quiz Festival: Guess the Countries (3rd Jan, $4.99) - Welcome to Geography Quiz Festival: Guess the Countries! Make your way through our beloved game by completing the different quizzes you find along the way. Prove that you know the most about geography! Geography Quiz Festival: Guess the Countries is a fun-filled game where you have 4 different ways to enjoy the great adventure of the countries of the world. Classic Select the right letters and show your skills by guessing the names of the countries of the world. Colours The flags are in black and white, will you be able to guess their colours? Quickly Hurry up, you only have 60 seconds to answer as many countries as possible! Test your mental agility. Daily Mission Every day there will be a mission for you to earn extra points. Over 100 guessing quizzes available in 10 exciting levels. Exercise your mind with Geography Quiz Festival: Guess the Countries! The game that has already won over thousands of people.
Guild of Ascension (19th Jan, $16.99) - Guild of Ascension is a Tactical-Action-RPG with rogue-lite elements, mixing turn-based combat with real-time action combo system. Craft weapons, learn skills, befriend critters, encounter bizarre creatures, and fight giant Bosses in your Ascension of the Tower! Real-Time action combo system The Tower grant you few seconds to act freely during your turn, make sure to use them wisely by learning and master your weapons combo and special attacks. One player, Two characters If your group wants to succeed in the Tower, it must plan and act in perfect armony, like they are sharing the same mind. Collect the loot The Tower will reward you after each fights, keep the money and materials for the guild. But make sure to ask for privileges that will help you during your next challenges, as climbing the Tower is no easy task. Craft better equipment Once you are back from you lastest trip in the Tower, make sure to ask the Guild to craft you some new equipment.
Headland (13th Jan, $19.99) - Headland is a fantastical imaginary world filled with vibrant colors and silly creatures. But a sinister outside force threatens to steal the wonder and color from the world. Join Nor on an action-filled adventure, help him rebuild the Imagination Core, and save Headland! • Explore the colorful islands of Headland • Fight against an imaginative cast of monsters and level up your powers • Collect blueprints and expand your arsenal of unique weapons • Spend resources and upgrade your weapons at the Living Forge • Meet the habitants of Headland and help solve their problems • Discover the meaning behind the sinister Pale Guard • There's a dedicated DANCE button!
Heaven Dust 2 (indienova, 6th Jan, $14.99) - After a press conference, a virus outbreak happens in the mysterious First Research Center. In the meantime, deep inside the institute, Steve wakes up from his cryogenic pod. He finds himself trapped in a living hell, surrounded by zombies, again. He must fight his way out even when the dreadful truth is also approaching...
hocus 2 (13th Jan, $4.99) - hocus. is continues. This time everything is dynamic. It has new mechanics and illusion combinations with so many creative solving possibilities. • 85 hand-crafted creative levels so far • 9 different mechanics • designed & developed by Yunus Ayyıldız • music by Benjamin Tissot
I Love Finding Cats! – Collector’s Edition (6th Jan, $9.99) - I Love Finding Cats is a classic Hidden Object game with a great selection of mini-games. Visit beautiful locations from across the globe while you find and collect adorable feline friends!
Jigsaw Fun: Greatest Cities (Mindscape, 23rd Dec, $14.99) - Enjoy 100 hand-picked, high quality, images to solve of cities from all around the world. Change the size of your puzzle for increased difficulty and solve jigsaws up to 600 pieces. You can also play with up to 4 players to solve jigsaws together! • 100 high quality jigsaw puzzles • Up to 4 player local multiplayer • 4 different puzzle sizes (30/120/300/600 pieces) • Easy and accessible touch controls • Pick up where you left off with the automatic save feature • Time challenge mode Some of the puzzles you can choose from: • New York City, USA • Tokyo, Japan • London, United Kingdom • Paris, France • Shanghai, China • Rome, Italy • Amsterdam, The Netherlands • Cairo, Egypt • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • Seoul, South Korea • And many more. . . !
Justice Chronicles (6th Jan, $14.99) - Kline, a novice High Beast Knight is sent on reconnaissance into Laft, the Earth-Depths, where he comes across Alia, a Battle Maiden who has suffered terrible injuries and is close to death. In order to help her, he forms a partnership with the God of Death, Rooselevy. Alia lives, but in return the young knight must give up his life. . . In a world on the brink of war, the newly acquainted duo must fight destiny itself in order to save the world from the ever creeping darkness that is threatening to consume everything, and once and for all restore the balance of the world. Featuring 40 hours of unique gameplay, a rich storyline mixed with a large variety of characters and enemies, as well as many more intriguing features such as powerful meteorites that grow with the character, animated turn-based battles, a large quantity of side quests, material collection, weapon crafting, and beautiful pixel artwork, Justice Chronicles really captures the essence of a true Role Playing Game!
Kansei: The Second Turn HD (14th Jan, $7.99) - A teenager with the ability to relive the death of any corpse he touches finds himself tangled in another murder case when the owner of a high profile corporation dies under mysterious circumstances. This time, however, he's forced to team up with a group of kids with abilities as strange as his own. Unfortunately, these new teammates might be more dangerous than the killer they're hunting. Everyone has something to hide, and the past never stays hidden for long. Interrogate suspects, explore the house of the wealthy deceased, and unearth the secrets of others while you try to keep your own hidden.
Kubi Adventures (17th Jan, $2.99) - Kubi Adventures, 3D Cute Platformer Game! Collect keys and coins by passing enemies and obstacles! and finish the Levels! You can buy new cats with the Coins you collect! Levels have different atmospheres and different obstacles! New Levels are unlocked when you complete chapters! You Need to Collect Keys to Pass Levels, Except the first Levels!
Labyrinth Legend (18th Jan, $14.99) - Just under the surface of the Kingdom of Kanata lies an enigmatic labyrinth that guards treasures untold. Who but you dares venture into its limitless dungeons, where beasts and secrets abound? But fear not, adventurer, for you will not be alone. Play as one of three classes with distinct abilities, and take an ally with you in co-op mode.
McDROID (5th Jan, $9.99) - "This game is love. It's a nice mix of arcade game & tower defense which I've never seen before. " -lin An original blend of Farming, Arcade and Tower Defense that will challenge your itchy trigger finger as well as make you want to pet those Furry Worms and drink Strawberry Juice. Upgrade your little farming robot into a BATTLE STATION, herd a flock of doggy bots, listen to giant lasers talking back at you, plant many many trees to cover the land with boosting bliss and collect outfits for your robot! "it's really really fun" -Jesse Cox "Juicy Delicious Strawberries" -etalyx "I can't stop playing " -Bar. pys "An awesome little pearl" -Kodijack "Simply delightful" -Al "And it has strawberry-DRM! " -RadioRhino
Moorhuhn Jump and Run ‘Traps and Treasures’ (Higgs Games, 23rd Dec, $12.99) - This is not Moorhuhn's first appearance in a new game genre on the Nintendo Switch. We hunted it mercilessly in Moorhuhn Remake, defended the Wild Wild West with it in Moorhuhn Wanted and competed in heated races in Moorhuhn Kart. Guide the Moorhuhn through the jungle in his first jump and run platformer for Nintendo Switch! The Quest for the WHATSIT An amulet lost 1000 years ago, the WHATSIT, has always been the Holy Grail of treasure hunters. Well, actually the Holy Grail is the treasure hunters' Holy Grail, but the WHATSIT comes right after it. And even Moorhuhn, the greatest adventurer among treasure hunters, cannot resist a hint as to the whereabouts of this relic. And so, he unceremoniously drops himself above the dense jungle and plunges headlong into the adventure. In the depths of the dense jungle, the Moorhuhn follows the legend of an ancient, lost temple complex.
Nova-111 (No Gravity Games, 13th Jan, $9.99) - Pilot your trusty vessel through mysterious and foreign planets in this award-winning sci-fi-themed turn-based adventure with a real-time action twist. Your mission: fix space-time and search out the scientists lost in the aftermath of the Universe's greatest experiment. Aided only by your trusty (if somewhat sandwich-obsessed) guide, you must repair the temporal vortex! Activate 100% of your brain and solve mind-warping puzzles! Engage in strategic battles with bizarre astrobiological creatures in a twisted environment where the turn-based world and the real-time world collide. Progress through three beautiful, distinct worlds! Protect yourself by collecting new abilities and upgrading modules for your ship. Whatever you do though, never forget that your greatest weapon is always SCIENCE itself!
Pinball Jam (14th Jan, $24.99) - Enjoy 12 games in one with the perfect reproduction of real pinball machines, with all kinds of graphic details and sounds. Discover all the secrets, in these thrilling games, a great challenge awaits you. 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 for game! 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™ console's screen on handheld mode. - Online Leaderboards. If you prefer, you can also purchase them separately in the Nintendo eShop.
Pixel Game Maker Series GAME BATTLE TYCOON (13th Jan, $14.99) - This is a new kind of battle game that combines a game battle with a fighting game. The basic rule of the game is to get a higher score than your opponent, but you can enjoy the game without any rules. You can attack your opponent while he's playing, or interrupt him by stealing his controller and making a deliberate mistake! There are five types of games in total. There are five games in total, so try to master them all and win! Five types of games are included! Invader Crush This game is a combination of a block-busting game and a shooting game! Juelinx Don't make it easy! A new kind of falling object puzzle! Battle Tron A dot-eat-style racing game! Try to get more positions than your opponent! Lucky Catch Who can get it faster? Play the crane game! Space Blade Try to defeat your opponent's aircraft first! More mini-games are included. A story mode for one player is included. A single player story mode with all characters.
Pixel Game Maker Series MEDIUM-NAUT (Gotcha Gotcha, 6th Jan, $14.99) - 【STORY】 The space pioneer ship Ostracida has crashed on an uncharted planet, but the survey team that went to rescue the survivors was unable to enter the ship and return. They were unable to enter the ship due to psychic phenomena. So they ask a psychic medium, "Yumi Kisara spiritist" to investigate the crashed ship. The objective is to recover the ID chips of the passengers and investigate the ship, but it seems that there is "something" lurking that cannot be easily solved. Fingers crossed for consideration! 【SYSTEM】 By acquiring various items on the ship, you can change your attack methods and expand your range of action. However, in order to acquire items, you must give up your HP (physical strength) as compensation. If you proceed without thinking, your HP will quickly dwindle and you will be killed by the slightest enemy attack. Play the game repeatedly and make choices that suit your style.
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time (3rd Jan, $14.99) - Mr. Firebird's time machine has gone haywire and Putt-Putt's® best pal Pep, is lost somewhere in time. Grab your compass! Putt-Putt® needs your child's help to find him. Together, they'll leap through time, explore new dimensions and discover surprising new friends. Meet Ms. Brachiosaurus - she holds the key to unlocking the secrets of the dinosaurs. See what pans out when you visit Silverado Sam, the prospector from the Old West. Be sure to check out Darien the librarian from the Future - he just may have the book you need. These are just a few of the delightful friends who will help your child reunite our pals. It's an adventure-of-the-centuries that will keep kids coming back time and time again! * Like the real world, Putt-Putt's® world changes every time you play. * Special games and activities test memory, challenge math skills and encourage creativity! * Click Points reveal hundreds and hundreds of hidden surprises. * Out of time?
QuickSpot (6th Jan, $19.99) - QuickSpot contains over 20 types of Spot the Difference and 500 illustrations so you can keep playing without ever getting bored. Whether alone or with a group, you can stimulate your right brain while having fun in this Spot the Difference action game. Includes the following gameplay modes: - Quick Mode, where you speedily Spot the Differences - Party Mode, where you work together to Spot the Differences - Endless Mode, where you can take as long as you like to Spot the Differences In the main Quick Mode, your 5 abilities of Intuition, Focus, Judgment, Stability, and Recognition will be measured to calculate your Right Brain Index! By quickly and accurately answering within the 10-second time limit, you can stimulate your right brain, the center for non-verbal skills like imagination and creativity.
Racing Karts (3rd Jan, $4.99) - To finish first in racing karts you got one simple task . . . drift into the corners, scrath the apex, boost out of it and finish first! Easy to learn but hard to master ! Compete in three different game modes namely time trial, arcade mode and championship. Customize your racing kart your way with unlocked parts starting from the pilots helmet, tires, exhaust ,wings and color. Get your couch ready for four player splitscreen arcade racing action and a ton of fun! Compete in breathtaking kart races in different game modes single or multiplayer ! Drift Boost Win thats kart racing! Features: - Three game modes Arcade Championship and Time Trail - Five tracks - Custom karts - Splitscreen mutliplayer up to 4 players
Real Time Battle Shogi Online (SILVERSTAR, 23rd Dec, $9.99) - An Internet battle function has been added to Real-Time Battle Shōgi, which blows away the basic rule of moving pieces alternately! Move as many pieces as you like at your own speed, and the one who knocks off the opponent's king first wins this hyperspeed brain battle! Get excited by serious battles with champion players from all over the world and battling with listed friends! This is exactly eSports shōgi! Of course, you can also enjoy heated battles against the computer offline, and 2P battles by game sharing! Choose from two types of battles: Rated games where points fluctuate depending on wins and losses, or Unrestricted Opponent games where win-loss points don't matter. Compete with powerful players worldwide for rating points that increase with victories and decrease with defeats! A ranking board function displays opponent rankings. Clamorous battles among listed friends gathered in a members-only room! You can also set your own detailed rules.
Santa Throw (KrzysztofPodsada, 23rd Dec, $9.89) - Create the Magic of Christmas and help Santa deliver gifts to all the children. But be careful Grinch is watching!
Shadow Man Remastered (Nightdive Studios, 17th Jan, $19.99) - He is coming, stalking criminals in the spirit world and the real world. A possessed man is coming, a voodoo mask in his chest and lines of power in his back. Shadow Man is coming, trailing evil from Liveside to Deadside. To stop an apocalypse. To save your soul. Stalk criminals across two worlds: Explore crime scenes in the Louisiana, Swamplands, a New York tenement, a Texas prison, the asylum and many other locales. Send Evil back to darkness: Go in armed with high-caliber guns or soul-destroying voodoo powers. Unravel the Mysteries of Deadside: Gather sinister voodoo artifacts in order to solve puzzles. Live the Nightmare: Over 40 immersive cut-scenes and hours of in-game speech. Shadow Man: Remastered is a complete overhaul of the classic game with restored, previously cut content!
Shinya Ichizoku The Battle for Hokkaido’s Delicious Foods (23rd Dec, $8.99) - Hokkaido, Japan's Kingdom of Gastronomy! In this action game, members of the popular Japanese TV show "Shinya Ichizoku" fight off aliens who have attacked Hokkaido in an attempt to steal it. Play against the aliens who attack 179 cities, towns and villages in Hokkaido. By controlling your character, you can collect Hokkaido's specialties and delicious ingredients that appear on the screen, and give them to the goal, the bear, for points.
Sky Games (27th Dec, $14.99) - Put on your gloves, stun your opponents, collect your balloons and fly for the win by leaving your opponents behind! Features: ★ Party game for up to 4 players ★ Challenging single player mode ★ 20 unique maps with different difficulty level ★ Randomly generated levels ensuring variety of gameplay ★ Additional game modes such as elimination of the weakest player ★ Fun, customizable characters with nearly 100 unlockable visual add-ons ★ Highscore table to compare your performance with the best players from all over the world ★ Hidden power-ups to make the game even more competitive And more. . .
Sniper Time: The Shooting Range (13th Jan, $4.90) - Test yourself at the firing range shooting different types of rifles competing with a stopwatch. Different levels and targets are waiting for you. Ready? Some tips for you. Use proper gun for each situation. When you're getting ready to fire, hold your breath. Squeeze the trigger softly. Use a solid rest to improve accuracy. Don't forget to reload. It's your time. Good luck!
Sorcerer Knights (1st Jan, $14.99) - What was once a happy land is today a terrible place where sinister beings camp at ease. However, there is still hope for men, as the Sorcerer Knights have returned from their slumber to restore the peace that was once taken from them. Sorcerer Knights is an original game, of Beat'em up style and inspired by the style of the games classics from the '90s, but with an updated aesthetic. The theme of the game is set in a time fantastic where the mighty Sorcerer Knights, formidable heroes who dominate both the skill of the weapons such as powerful magic, they must face numerous hordes of menacing enemies in order to liberate the kingdom from the tyranny of the fearsome Sorcerer KaliXtus. *Fight terrible enemies through a varied fantasy world. *Collect magical items and use them to summon terrible powers. *Play alone or in company. *Sorcerer Knights is a Frenzied action arcade game that keeps you glued to pad.
Splotches (Clickteam, 3rd Jan, $9.99) - A bamboozlingly funtertaining puzzle game, lovingly crafted for artists of all ages. It's all about exploding globs of icky, gooey paint in the right places at the right times! Mix together the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) in any order to make a Brownsplosion that obliterates everything in its path. Spread the colors across conveyor belts, through portals, over filters, and into buckets on your quest to destroy the mythical Rainbow Orb. Features: 120 spluzzles ranging from easy-peasy to brainy-squeezy A full-featured puzzle maker for endless creativity 12 unique puzzle elements to play with 30 minutes of chill tunes to solve by, from music wizard Johan Hargne A fun way to learn the relationships of the color wheel
Star Balls (10th Jan, $9.99) - Immerse yourself in the most addictive game available. Launch Orbit through a gigantic spaceship, avoiding black holes, flames, and killer maintenance bots to win your way to freedom! - Three play modes and 50 levels keep the fun going. - Earn coins for powerups to jump, swerve, even go back in time, and much more! - Fantastic console-quality 3D art rarely found in a casual game - Character-based play with a strong storyline for entertaining, engaging play - Three play modes keeps the game fresh and gives you great replay-ability - Interesting plugins add a twist and a challenge as you gain the ability to through traps, ramp up to warp speed, and even defy gravity Our warehouse is FULL of these robots. We need to move them fast!
Superpanda (28th Dec, $3.99) - Superpanda just landed from space to start new missions on our planet. Superpanda is a modern action platformer with precise gamepad controls, fluid movement, and smooth animations. Explore vast levels filled with secrets, quests and loot. Fight your way through hordes of evil monsters and other creatures - jump on their head or throw them bullets to get rid of them. Eat fruits to gain more health and keep playing on 3 worlds and 36 levels. Superpanda will please boys and girls at all ages. Starts playing!
Teamfight Manager (6th Jan, $9.99) - Help your team grow efficiently and work out the best strategy to win the world championship title! · Pick & Ban System Find the best combination of champions among many of them. Be mindful of the champions your players pick frequently, the champions your opponents pick often, and the compatibility of the combination to achieve the best results. · Match Process Each champion follows deathmatch rules of fighting for 1 minute, and the team with the higher number of kills wins. · Champion Each champion has his/her unique characteristics. Every champion possesses 1 basic skill that can be used during the cooldown and an Ultimate that can only be used once per one set. In order to win the match, you will have to exercise good judgment on the basic abilities and the characteristics of the skills each champion has, and select the appropriate one based on the situation.
Theatre of Sorrows (6th Jan, $9.99) - When a dark cult abducts his sibling, there’s nothing else Killian can do but to comply with their demands. In order to save his sister he travels to the mysterious island of Esha - a place forgotten by even gods themselves, where the unspeakable ritual is about to take place. Join Killian and Eileen in a deadly journey through Esha and dive into dark secrets of its inhabitants; try to navigate your way through the unknown territory with only a handful of hints that might lead you to a dangerous discovery about things that should have probably been consigned to oblivion. . . Because there’s something dark and unspeakable, hidden in Esha’s stormy waves. And it’s only natural that if you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you.
Vivid Knight (19th Jan, $14.99) - Explore an ever-changing dungeon and harness the jewels you collect to defeat the Black Witch! ◆Aim for the heart of the dungeon! Explore a dungeon that changes with every playthrough, defeat the Black Witch who awaits you in its depths, and free your friends from their jewel prisons! ◆Gather Jewels! Collect the jewels (i. e. , units) located throughout the dungeon and add them to your party. Acquire duplicates of the same jewel to upgrade their stats! ◆Build your own unique order of knights! Adding jewels to your party activates powerful symbol abilities. Mix and match the colors and symbols of the jewels you encounter to activate a variety of effects and build your own unique team! ◆Use gems to support your party! Players can utilize magical powers and tools hidden in jewels to support their party in battle. Make strategic use of your gems to defeat the enemies you encounter throughout the dungeon!
Warshmallows (6th Jan, $9.99) - Welcome to the world of marshmallows who are fighting over golden donuts! Blast, slap and bubble up your opponents, hop, dash and fly away to safety, and take the championship in this fast-paced battle of Warshmallows! One arena, up to four players, one winner. Blow up your friends and avoid getting hit – you can shoot and slap, hop and dash, fly away and maneuver with automatic slow motion. That’s all you need for hours and hours of manic laughter! Play Warshmallows online, local, FFA, 2v2, 1v1, custom lobby, with friends, against bots, or versus players from all around the world to show them who's the boss. ---Online or local multiplayer--- Four-player global online multiplayer, couch-mode with up to 4 players, 2v2 couch/online mode, and online multiplayer with only friends ---Easy to learn, hard to master--- Any player, at any age, can start and enjoy playing, but to master Warshmallows… you’ve gotta put in some serious hours!
Watermelon Blocks (QUByte Interactive, 6th Jan, $3.99) - Live this adventure with the cute watermelon block. Solve puzzles, overcome obstacles, challenges and live adventures in this beautiful watermelon world. Watermelon Blocks is a puzzle game, with switch blocks, enemies and spikes. The game has 46 levels for you to venture out, its difficulty is gradual, but nothing that you cannot solve and have fun in this watermelon game.
Work It Out! Job Challenge (3rd Jan, $12.72) - Become a firefighter, comic book artist, train conductor, and more! Everyone grab your Joy-Con™! Up to four players can join in the fun! There are collectibles, motion controls, and loads more to enjoy! Take on all the available games in this mode! Get the hang of each game to become the champion! Select the game you want to play in this mode! Work on your collection in solo play, or challenge your friends! Use your hose to put out all the flames! Become the master of the cash register in this challenge! The race is about to start! Steer your drone to first place! Cast out your line and reel in the big one! Make burgers fresh to order! Operate an excavator and load up some rocks! Raise crops and harvest as much as you can! Follow the guidelines and complete the comic drafts! Create the perfect smoothie treat! Stick to the schedule and aim for a perfect train run!
Zombie Watch (21st Dec, $12.00) - Welcome to the world of Zombie Watch! You are one of a few people who survived a virus that has infected most of the population and turned them into flesh-eating zombies. They may be dead but they are not resting in peace and they will come after you. Take on the challenge of survival in a harsh and brutal environment and prove you can conquer them all. Zombie Watch is a top-down survival game that will take you to the post-apocalyptic world, where you are going to encounter numerous zombies and wildlife. Gather, mine, scavenge for resources and build a self-sustaining base with defenses to fend off the incoming zombie hordes. Craft or find weapons, armor, medicine, and much more. STORY: You wake up in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by bloodthirsty zombies that are after you around the clock. They can smell you from a distance, hear every step you take if you are not careful, and will make you their one and only target once they spot you.
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