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
ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION (Ubisoft, 17th Feb) - Live the complete saga of Master Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze in this collection of award-winning games. In the first title, you’ll learn the ways of the Assassins to seek vengeance for the betrayal of your family. Then, you’ll journey through 15th-century Renaissance Italy and become the most legendary leader of the Brotherhood before embarking on a final quest of discovery to learn the truth about the Creed. Includes the acclaimed single-player campaigns and all solo DLC from three games: Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations, as well as two short films.
Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden (17th Feb, $29.99) - Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is set on a remote chain of islands that have been protected by the maidens for generations, but which now face destruction. The hero of the story vows to save the islanders and sets sail for the high seas, together with Laty, a girl who failed to become a maiden. The second game in the Voice of Cards series, where all elements are presented entirely through the medium of cards, in the tradition of tabletop RPGs and gamebooks.
MONARK (NIS America, 22nd Feb, $59.99) - You suddenly awaken in Shin Mikado Academy, which is engulfed in a madness-inducing Mist that threatens everyone caught within the academy grounds. Only you can save those within the academy and face the seven Pactbearers – each of which wield their own Daemonic Authority ruled by their Egos. Develop your own Ego to break the pacts set by the Pactbearers and dispel the corrupting Mist in this tactical RPG. Can you face yourself and the threats around you to save the ones you love? A demo for MONARK is available now, and the full game will be available on Feb. 22. - Read our MONARK review
Puzzle & Dragons Nintendo Switch Edition (19th Feb, $4.37) - Embark on an epic quest to harness the power of appealing monsters and clever puzzle play in PUZZLE & DRAGONS Nintendo Switch Edition. Play on your TV or in handheld mode with touch controls in this definitive puzzle RPG! Featuring three modes jam-packed with Orb-matching fun: Quest, PvP and Custom. Combine monsters, backgrounds and background music to create your own original dungeons, then upload them for players across the world to enjoy!
Switch eShop - New Releases
3 in 1 – Logical Bundle (10th Feb, $7.99) - Pack of three logic games. History 2048. Miniature "The Story Puzzle". Just Black Jack.
AAA Clock + Clumsy Rush (7th Feb, $13.99) - Here it is, what all gamers have been waiting for - AAA Clock, an amazing flip clock. Imagine a watch. A simple, fail-proof design. Well, simple. But what if your watch was. . . amazing? RedDeerGames introduces the world's only AAA Clock - a truly new quality watch for the Nintendo Switch™ console!
Arcade Archives THUNDER DRAGON 2 (HAMSTER, 10th Feb, $7.99) - "THUNDER DRAGON 2" is a shooting game released by NMK in 1993. Let's aim to defeat the boss by using aircraft with different performance in 1P and 2P. It is an exhilarating work that defeats enemies that appear one after another with shots and bombs.
Backbone (9th Feb, $24.99) - You’re not special. You’re not a hero. Thrust into unfortunate circumstances, you find yourself with no other option than to unravel what might be your biggest case yet. There is no choice. We change, but we change nothing. Get to work, detective.
Beat Souls (16th Feb, $9.99) - Music and intense action gameplay collide in Beat Souls, a high-speed rhythm game where you must avoid obstacles and collect spirits to rack up stylish combos on your way to the high score! Lay the Rhythm Yokai to rest as you break out awesome dance moves and put on a killer performance! Cute and colorful anime aesthetics meet neon cyberpunk style for a unique look and feel to Beat Souls’ visuals, while the pumping soundtrack will keep you coming back for more!
BigChick (17th Feb, $4.99) - The islands are sinking... Chickenfolk can't swim and fox bandits won't miss an opportunity to gobble up a bird or two even on the verge of apocalypse... What a disaster!
Boomerang King (11th Feb, $0.99) - Sling your boomerang and smash the fruits! Avoid Bombs and Hungry plants. Fun, fast and addictive, put your skills to the test!
Cookie Bakery (12th Feb, $14.99) - Have you ever imagined owning a bakery full of unlimited amounts of cookies? In this game you will be able to make many cookies! Really, many, many! Millions of them! Billions of them! Trillions... You get it.
Duggy (17th Feb, $6.99) - Duggy is a cool arcade game where you are hunting the score. Are you better than your friends ? Find it out and dig your way down. Features: - Handdrawn pixel art with love - Arcade style game play which is easy to play - Over 40+ Levels with faster and dangerous enemies.
Edge Of Eternity (Dear Villagers, 23rd Feb, $29.99) - Wage epic turn-based battles as you follow Daryon and Selene on their quest to find a cure to the all-consuming Corrosion in this grand tale of hope and sacrifice. Key features: An enthralling story filled with plot twists and heart-wrenching moments A gorgeous fantasy world to explore Epic battles with a unique and strategic turn-based combat system Charismatic and unforgettable characters Stunning soundtrack featuring Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger & Xenoblade Chronicles) An advanced crafting system A giant two-tailed cat-mount! Entirely voiced in English and Japanese 50+ hours of gameplay!
Fluffy Cubed (17th Feb, $3.99) - Fluffy Cubed is a minimalist puzzle game where the mechanics are inspired by the famous box-trap, of Japanese origin. In this game, you play a kitten in the shape of a cube that must move the boxes to their places. But is not that simple, you'll need to analyze well your movements to make sure that the boxes will not get trapped.
For The Warp (23rd Feb, $17.99) - No official description.
From Heaven To Earth (17th Feb, $9.99) - In this game, you follow an eternal being who got bored in heaven and tries to make their way back into the world of the living. The being is seeking for an adventure and even risks eternal live on order to feel the effects of time and the transience of life once more. In order to return to earth it has to pass the path of trials. . . a path filled with traps, difficult jumps, and hidden secrets. The game is a unique combination of a first-person platformer and a light-hearted exploration game with an almost philosophical story-telling. It is highly stylized and surprises with breathtaking environments, a surreal world full of beauty and grace, and a couple of small environmental puzzles that blend perfectly into the peaceful yet stunning environments. Will you be able to make it back to earth? Find it out.
Gem Wizards Tactics (RedDeerGames, 18th Feb, $12.99) - LEAD THE BATTLE Gem Wizards Tactics combines the familiar tactical game formula with multiple combat mechanics, and randomly generated maps making for hours of single-player fun! You'll take part in a war that isn't just about mashing the enemy - each battle is a complex puzzle to solve. CORPORATION FROM HELL Something demonical rises from down below. It’s evil, and they are in suits - they’re Business Demons. They’re to conquer whatever they can with their corporate hands! Follow the adventure of a young intern on an epic quest to find the truth about Omni-Gem! A WARGAME LIKE NO OTHER With four nations, and 26 unique units - each with special skills to use - Gem Wizards Tactics will surprise you with the variety of methods available in the fight!
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon (Konami, 9th Feb, $24.99) - Death is not the end: defeat infernal foes until you die and carry on the fight with your eternal soul and memories in a new body! GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon combines intense roguelike hack-and-slash action with a stunning dark fantasy world, brought to life through the stroke of traditional Japanese art. As the chosen leader and guardian of the land of the living, wield the otherworldy arsenal and powers of the Getsu clan as you overcome multiple "Death" and descend deeper into the depths of Hell to eradicate the source of the cataclysm. - Read our GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon review
Gravity Runner (18th Feb, $9.99) - Gravity Runner is a physics based 3D Platformer/Runner with a killer synthwave soundtrack. - Run from an ever growing black hole through different synthwave worlds in arcade gaming style. - Traverse 14 unique levels packed with their own challenges as the black hole causes unstable gravity in every world, making it difficult to escape. - Collect cassette tapes to power up your jumps and move through worlds easier. The more tapes you collect in a row, the longer the power up lasts. - Collecting tapes and running add to your score. . . can you beat your high score?
Infernax (The Arcade Crew, 14th Feb, $19.99) - STORY Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. While on your quest to find and destroy the source of this corruption by any means necessary, you will face ruthless creatures, dangerous beasts, and precarious terrains. FACE THE CONSEQUENCES Every decision you make is crucial, would you rather: ⦁ slay or help someone? ⦁ use your experience gained from slashing monsters to get more life, mana or damage? Think well before deciding on what to do my friend. A single choice can change the game; remember that thing you did to that guy? Farmer Pepper remembers. - Read our Infernax review
Light Up The Room (17th Feb, $9.99) - Light Up The Room is a fast-paced platformer about using your character to uncover your surroundings. The object of each level is to avoid all of the traps in the room and reach the goal. However, the terrain is invisible to the player. The player can discover terrain by physically touching into it. If the player dies, the room isn’t wiped clean after it, so the player has a better awareness of their surroundings, making an easier time navigating after multiple attempts!
Mages and Treasures (18th Feb, $4.99) - Once upon a time, a mage had a very special treasure stolen by magical evilish creatures! Play as a powerful mage on a magical adventure to get back your most beloved treasure from evil hands. Travel through beautiful and dangerous places searching for the elemental amulets, which will help you defeat the magical evilish horde! Explore different places, learn new spells, find marvelous treasures and solve puzzles on your quest to defeat your foes!
Mr Maker 3D Level Editor (17th Feb, $3.00) - Play as Mr Maker, a young builder who owns a boomerang hammer capable of collecting items, destroying boxes and defeating enemies from a distance. ADVENTURE MODE Play 50 fun and colorful levels that inspire your constructions. PHASE CREATOR You can create your levels however you like. Add blocks, traps, enemies, coins, spikes, cannons, trees, decorations, ramps and more. BONUS Complete adventure mode to unlock 200 new levels to play at any time.
Our After-School Playzone (10th Feb, $12.72) - All kinds of excitement awaits you around the town!
Pass the Joy-Con™ controllers around and play with up to 3 of your friends!
Pixel Game Maker Series RUMBLE DRAGON (Gotcha Gotcha, 10th Feb, $11.99) - Pixel Game Maker Series Rumble Dragon is a belt-scrolling action game with a retro flavor. Take control of Alisa and Mark as they try to defeat the giant enemies! The basic controls are punching and kicking, but you can also perform combo attacks by hitting buttons in rapid succession. The game also supports sharing play, so two players can work together to clear the game! Clear the game and you'll be in for a new treat! The "Pixel Game Maker Series" is a series of games created using the action game creation software "Pixel Game Maker MV" that can be enjoyed on the Nintendo Switch™.
Red Colony 3 (17th Feb, $6.99) - It’s here, the final chapter in a series that has taken you across the solar system and had you battle it out against zombies, dinosaurs and now even ROBOTS! In Red Colony 3, You play as Mina, an android, who is returning to her home planet of Titan with the precious dinosaur DNA, desired by her Queen.
River City Girls Zero (Arc System Works, 14th Feb, $14.99) - Join Kunio, Riki, Misako, and Kyoko for bone-crunching, 16-bit, co-op beat-'em-up action - translated and released outside of Japan for the very first time! Experience the origin of the River City Girls story as the hot-blooded heroes attempt to clear their names of a heinous crime by uppercutting, spin-kicking, stomping, and slamming every thug and two-bit criminal that gets in their way! Rock the jailhouse, clean up the carnival, and raise hell on the highway! The original 1994 graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay are augmented with new opening and closing motion-comic cutscenes, a new animated intro, and additional music by Megan McDuffee and DEMONDICE. Read our River City Girls Zero review
Rover Mechanic Simulator (18th Feb, $11.99) - Welcome to Mars! Rover Mechanic Simulator is a game in which you are a mechanic working on one of the first Martian colonies. Your main tasks include the repair and maintenance of Mars rovers, so that the remaining crew can collect detailed information about the structure of the planet. Use various devices! There are many devices at your disposal that will allow you to dismantle and maintain even the smallest parts of the rover. Use different tools such as a 3D printer, recycling machine, overhead crane, soldering iron and many more. Fix Mighty Mars Rovers There are many devices on Mars which served people in the past but broke down at some point. You can fix and restore them to service. Thanks to you they can continue to perform their tasks by sending specialized information about the composition of the planet. ""Spirit"", ""Opportunity"" and others have served people for years and they can still do it!
Smash Star (14th Feb, $1.29) - Many citizens of Kitty Town have disappeared. GK, the one and only kitty warrior in town, enlists the help of a star to find his friends. The path to Darkside isn't an easy one, but it seems like that's where all your friends have disappeared to. There's likely more going on than meets the eye, so oil those cat dude muscles, do some warm-up push-ups and get going!
SOL CRESTA (PlatinumGames, 22nd Feb, $39.99) - SOL CRESTA, rise like the phoenix and take back the sun! Neo-Classic shooting strikes back! Dock, split, and form up! Pilot 3 fighters and take back the sun from the clutches of evil in this free-form shooting game with the spirit of 80s shooting classics Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta. PlatinumGames’ NEO-CLASSIC ARCADE series carries on the spirit and fun of classic gaming using modern technology, and the first project in this endeavor is SOL CRESTA. SOL CRESTA takes the docking and formation strategies of classic shooting games Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta and elevates them with the “free-form docking” system. - Read our SOL CRESTA review
Swords & Bones (RedDeerGames, 4th Feb, $7.99) - Grab the sword and defend the Kingdom of Vestus in an adventure full of action in the spirit of classic retro games. The demon world invades humanity every 500 years. The Wolf Demon has been bullying the Kingdom of Vestus and it seems that there is no hope. But there’s one hero who can put an end to it - you - a nameless warrior with a sword in hand. What are you waiting for? - Read our Swords & Bones review
Tax Fugitive (16th Feb, $4.99) - Travel through the different unique worlds, Find & Collect counterfeit money & hidden stars. Every level can be beaten in many ways, which is decided on your playstyle. You can combine many movement features together and beat the levels with style.
THE Table Game (17th Feb, $14.99) - Includes rule explanations so even beginners can dive right in!
Rules and how-tos are included for each game. It's perfect for anyone, whether you’re a brand new player or a veteran that needs a brush up.
Trash Sailors (tinyBuild, 17th Feb, $0.00) -Trash Sailors is a hand-drawn sailing action with co-op up to 4 players. Control the group of castaways by local or online multiplayer, and create the trashiest sailing team in history! Make your slapdash raft, fight with monsters, and trash your friendship! The world was flooded by a giant Trash Tsunami! Luckily for you, a lot of trash is floating around. Trash is your main resource and the most valuable thing in this world. You can recycle it into fuel, raft spare parts, and even weapons. Brace yourself for swamp crocodiles, toxic sharks, arctic pirates, and much, much more!
Upaon: A Snake’s Journey (17th Feb, $2.99) - Every fruit collected increases the snake's size, so think carefully before eating averything in your way and... Please don't bite yourself.
Ziggurat 2 (7th Feb, $24.99) - Ziggurat is back, and now it's even better! Use powerful weapons and spells to break through hordes of enemies and explore laberynthine dungeons in this hectic roguelite FPS, while you improve your skills and discover new equipment. Will you be up to the task? Evil lurks in the depths As a member of the most powerful magic order, your task is to protect humanity from the forces of evil. Face hordes of enemies and fearsome Guardians in epic and dynamic combats. Keep an eye on elemental resistances and vulnerabilities to maximize your efficiency, and earn experience to level up and learn useful perks that will help you reach the end of the dungeon in one piece. First Person Shooting at its finest! Ziggurat 2 focuses on fast paced combat and constant movement, in which mistakes are paid dearly. You'll need dexterity, reflexes and resource management skills to have a chance of survival against the dangers hiding in the shadows, and manage to come back safe and sound.
Zombie Call: Trigger 3D (T-Bull, 8th Feb, $9.99) - Once again a failed experiment has created deadly ZOMBIES that roam the whole United States. As an elite soldier, you must kill all of the deadly monsters to survive. Complete missions, ready your weapon, and become the ultimate shooter! Test yourself against an impossible enemy in the most epic action shooting game! Zombie Beyond Terror is an FPS game where you can kill zombies with epic weapons!
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!