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
Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, March 25th, $49.99) – Join Kirby on an unforgettable adventure in a mysterious, colorful world filled with 3D platforming challenges galore as he endeavors to rescue Waddle Dees from the fearsome Beast Pack. To win the day Kirby will have to employ a full roster of abilities, including the new Mouthful Mode that enables him to inhale real-world objects – like a car – and transform. A second player can even join in as Bandana Waddle Dee for two-player co-op play on the same system! Looking to whet your appetite for the full game? Play the demo today and sample a morsel of Kirby’s Mouthful Mode and three levels from the first world in the game! The Kirby and the Forgotten Land game will be available on March 25. - Read our Kirby and the Forgotten Land review
CRYSTAR (NIS America, March 29th, $49.99) – Set in a grim yet vibrant world, this dark fantasy action-RPG follows Rei, a girl in mourning who must battle her demons by fighting through Purgatory to help save her fallen sister. Swap between a cast of four playable characters and unravel the truths and tragedies of their pasts. Turn your pain into power by summoning mighty Guardians to stand alongside you. And when overwhelmed with grief, draw strength from your tears to grow stronger. By overcoming the enemies around her, and the inner conflict within her, only then will Rei release herself from her own suffering. CRYSTAR will be available on March 29.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Aery – Calm Mind 2 (EpiXR, March 24th, $9.99) - Aery - Calm Mind 2 is an interactive game experience that is designed to relax your mind and soul. You jump into the role of a little bird, explore beautiful landscapes and collect magical crystals that mark certain landscapes. Because there are no enemies or any other danger in this game you will be able to lean back and enjoy the scenery and the sensation of flying. It is a great game for relaxing and calming down after an exhausting day full of hassle. Of course, you can always select the level that you feel helps most to relax yourself. Most levels can be finished quite quickly so that you can freely choose spend time exploring the environment but you don’t have to stay for too long if you are just looking for a short moment of peace and enjoyment.
Agent Intercept (PikPok, March 30th, $19.99) - Take control of the Sceptre, the Agency’s latest high-tech transforming vehicle, and face off against the criminal organization CLAW in this explosive arcade driving game. Dodge enemy fire, mines and lasers as you perform over-the-top stunts and use the Sceptre’s high-tech gadgetry to blow up your enemies. Feel like a superspy as you transform the Sceptre from car to plane and more, immersed in exotic locations and an original high-energy soundtrack! With a new threat around every corner, it’ll take all you've got to defeat CLAW.
Andro Dunos 2 (Just For Games, March 24th, $19.99) - Andro Dunos (アンドロデュノス, in japanese) is a side scrolling arcade game from shoot’em up category (Shmup). It was originally released in 1992 by SNK.
In Andro Dunos 2, players take control of the Yellow Cherry once more, sent to end the long war with the aliens once and for all. The ship has four distinct weapons that can be improved by collecting bonuses as you progress through the different levels.
Bunny Memory (DillyFrame, March 23rd, $2.10) - The astronaut bunny sent on a journey wandered in space for so long that they completely forgot everything. Collect memory points and train your memory, helping the bunny unlock fragments of memories.
Clutter 1000 (Ocean Media, March 17th, $9.99) - Clutter 1000 is the most exciting Un-Hidden Object game you will ever play. The object of the game is as simple as can be. Just find and match on two matching objects to remove them from the playing field. Watch your pairs pop out and merge into one, then swoop down to the treadmill. All your old favorites are here along with twice as many new ones to keep you playing for days and days.
Devastator (2Awesome Studio, March 25th, $6.99) - Devastator is a retro-inspired arcade twin-stick shooter designed for modern systems. Everything from the visuals, audio, and gameplay was designed, tweaked and polished to create the most intense and satisfying twin-stick shooter experience possible.
Ikai (PM Studios, March 29th, $14.99) - Ikai is a first-person psychological horror game drawing inspiration from Japanese folklore. Live the horror by the hand of its defining yokais and submerge into the superstitions of the past driven by a unique story and exploration. Ikai embodies the spirit of the classical psychological horror genre with a defenceless main character incapable of attacking the evil creatures. However, it explores a new sense of horror by making the player face the threats directly neither fleeing nor attacking.
Jumpy Mia (T-Bull, March 19th, $8.99) - Meet the always smiling girl and help her jump over enemies. Collect coins on differently constructed levels, discover a beautiful world and defeat a wide range of opponents. Join Jumpy Mia’s adventure now!
Kurokami-sama’s Feast (MediaScape, March 16th, $12.99) - Kurokami-sama's Feast is a horror-adventure visual novel following an unlucky trio who find themselves hunting monsters to be turned into gourmet dishes for the powerful (and woefully famished) being known as Kurokami-sama. Using Kurokami-sama's ear to listen in on people's innermost thoughts, and wielding Kurokami-sama's arm to strike back at the supernatural, you will come face to face with the darkness that lurks beneath the veil of mundane society. Will our heroes find a way to escape Kurokami-sama's clutches before it's too late?
Niko and the Cubic Curse (Pix Arts, March 25, $4.99) - Niko and the Cubic Curse is a 2D Platformer where you must jump, fight, and collect to uncover the mystery of everyone’s new shape-like appearances! Play as Niko, a human who has reawaken to his new square body. He is informed that everyone in the world has been cursed, and it is up to him to find the cause and bring an end to this nightmare!
Nun Massacre (Puppet Combo, March 24th, $5.99) - Hide from the KILLER Nun at all costs! She hungers for BLOOD and you are the next course! A letter has arrived at your house under mysterious circumstances... your daughter has fallen ill at her boarding school. As you make a trip to pick her up, a storm blows in and the road is blocked. You continue on foot through the woods and all hell soon breaks loose...
Rattyvity Lab (Weakfish Studio, March 19th, $2.49) - SAM was a laboratory rat, and it has been made experiments on for a long time. As a result of all these experiments, he gains electro-magnetism powers by accident. He unleashes himself from the cage and goes into the rat holes in the wall in order to escape from the laboratory. With his new power, he can connect boxes to one another and uses this to escape and get his freedom.
SUPER NANARU (CFK, March 24th, $9.99) - After breaking out of the seal, the troublesome devi「Yako」 wreaks havoc in town by brainwashing people with her hypnotic spell! Soon, the baker girl 「Nanaru」 sees her entire stock of bread raided by Yako's mob...... "I can't just stand here and do nothing! I'll get back my bread from that devil!" Here comes 「Nanaru」, to chase 「Yako」 and teach her a lesson!
Take Off – The Flight Simulator (Astragal, March 30th, $14.99) - Fly more than 20 airplanes in an open world or try out 50 exciting and varied missions – from air freighting to dramatic rescue operations! You can also establish your own airline and fly to cities such as New York, London, Sydney and 18 other destinations. Fly the most popular models of planes, such as jumbo jets, seaplanes and a military jet with realistically designed 3D cockpits. Experience challenging weather conditions and try to land your plane safely with an engine failure in this flight simulation game!
Taqoban (Ratalaika Games, March 25th, $4.99) - Play as Tao or Xiang, two pandas, and help them organize their boxes as efficiently as possible to earn a maximum of bamboos! You'll need a lot of thinking skills in this mix of sliding game and classic puzzle platformer, to solve the levels of increasing difficulty. Also, with 12 cooperative levels to play with a friend. Slide parts of the level to create new paths for your panda and get the box to its place. But be careful with the number of movements, you can obtain the precious golden bamboo or make your little panda cry.
The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved the World (Penguin Pop Games, March 23rd, $5.99) - It's not easy delivering pizzas for a living. My boss is a jerk, my co-workers all think I'm super-old because I'm in my 20s, and the customers...well, let's say they can be rather, umm, zesty. Like the person who doesn't know their own address. Or the guy on 12th Avenue who answers the door wearing nothing but a smile. I don't care how many abs you have, dude; that's not okay! So when a scruffy-looking guy shows up, claiming to be me from the future? Yeah, it's easy to just brush him off. ...Until it isn't, and I'm being hunted down by an organization with an unhealthy fixation on cat experimentation. But we'll get to that. For now, rest assured: your pizza IS on its way—and it's coming with a side order of righteousness!
Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor (eastasiasoft, March 23rd, $7.99) - In the year 201X, war has already ravaged much of the continent when a rogue AI rebels against its creators and leads an army of robots to conquer the portion of North America known as the Robot Empire. Trained from a young age as an agent of justice, Thunder Kid is sent into battle against the Robot Royalty and stop the empire from taking over the world! Thunder Kid is a low-poly 3D run ‘n’ gun action game controlled from behind the main character, shifting the perspective of genre classics and adding bullet hell elements while retaining its hallmark features! As Thunder Kid, you’ll have to run, jump and shoot your way across colorful and varied 3D environments, from forests and caves to cliffs and cityscapes. Take down enemy bots and massive enemies in a unique blend of retro style!
WRC 10 The Official Game (Nacon, March 29th, $49.99) - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the championship, WRC 10 is offering a brand-new Anniversary edition, packed with new content and sensations. Relive the most intense moments from 1973 to today! WRC 10 History Mode puts your driving talents to the test through 19 historical events that require you to adapt to racing conditions of each time period. - Read our WRC 10 review
ZOMBIE Beyond Terror: FPS Survival (T-Bull, March 16th, $8.99) - Jump into the epicenter of a battle between dead and undead. Take the side of a still-living civilization and fight various mutations of the Z virus. The world is on the brink of extinction. A group of survivors is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world engulfed in chaos and plague. In this world, weapons are essential, and food ends first. Zombies know no fear. They seek fresh blood everywhere.
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!
Got the pink puff preloaded!
Lol, Nun Massacre. I actually really liked that Murder House game by the same developer, so I may check it out.
Heading to Walmart to get it tomorrow. No way I am buying digital when I can get $10 off at Walmart.
Kirby this weekend for me.
My copy of Kirby came this morning just as I was leaving for work.
Ordered Kirby physical and waiting for it to arrive!
Nothing for me this week. As I clear out my backlog, I’ll get Kirby and Rune Factory 5 in due time.
No Arcade Archives this week? I did get Qix, but I think that was the previous week.
Edit: @Olliemar28, should be Wonder Momo this week.
@blindsquarel Or get it at Target and get a free Kirby Pouch and save even more money if you have any Target Circle Points saved up.
@NTELLIGENTMAN @blindsquarel Walmart Canada has the bag, plus the incredible extra bonus of a free box of cereal. 🥣 🤣
Pre-ordered Kirby after reviews came out.
wish we were getting Advance Wars this week as planned, oh well
At least Lego Star Wars is next week!
Got WRC 10 on PS5. Fantastic game.
Was going to get Kirby but I’m opting for something a tad more…. Challenging.
If y’all haven’t tried the demo, I suggest doing so. The game is wonderfully crafted and is a showcase of the Switch’s graphics. It’s crazy how they managed to pack all that character into a pink puffball and that world. its just a bit too breezy for me personally.
Really nothing on my radar on the Switch until Three Hopes and Nirvana Initiative.
Sadly I don’t have any circle points, whatever they are. Plus Walmart is closer, and I don’t care about a free pouch.
KIRBY! KIRBY! KIRBY!
I'm definitely getting Kirby and the Forgotten Land tmr
Kirby!! Ordered a physical copy however, and I can't wait for it to arrive <3
rip games which come out the same week as Kirby
Not seeing it on the eShop but according to Twitter the ACA game for today is supposed to be the crosshair (light gun?) shooter Empire City 1931?
@Tandy255 Their Twitter page mentions it's supposed to be Empire City 1931, I think. But I didn't see it when I just checked the eShop Recent Releases.
Kirby, but physical copy, no way I’d pay for a digital anything at that price!
For everyone wondering about Arcade Archives, Hamster's website has the:
March 10th release as Qix
March 17th release as Rolling Thunder (but I already have that on the Namco Museum collection).
And that's all they list so far...
@MontyCircus Interesting. Thanks!
Previously, NL reported on Wonder Momo (for March 31st).
@Tandy255 that’s exactly what I was thinking!…I believe this is the first week since the release of the Switch that Hamster does not have an Arcade Archives release. five years running and it was quite a run
@RubyCarbuncle I got my copy of Kirby yesterday, just finally beat the first main boss Gorimondo!
Really loving the game, I haven't played a Kirby game since the N64 era .
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