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
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (WB Games, April 5th, $59.99) – Play through all nine Star Wars saga films in a new LEGO video game unlike any other. Experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humor and the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. Want to play as a Jedi? A Sith? A rebel, bounty hunter or droid? LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagafeatures hundreds of playable characters from throughout the galaxy. Jump to light speed in the Millennium Falcon, fly the T-47 Airspeeder and battle TIE fighters in Resistance X-wings … it’s the ultimate LEGO Star Wars experience. Pre-order the game and get day-one access to the Trooper Pack. The digital edition also includes an exclusive classic Obi-Wan Kenobi playable character. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be available on April 5.
MLB The Show 22 (MLBAM, April 5th, $59.99) – For the first time ever, the MLB The Show series is coming to Nintendo Switch! In MLB The Show 22, players can experience modes like the fan-favorite RPG mode Road to the Show and online card-collecting mode Diamond Dynasty at home or on the go. Face your friends with cross-platform play*, and with cross progression continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms where MLB The Show 22 is available. MLB The Show 22 is available for pre-order, which will grant you a Gold Choice Pack. MLB The Show 22 launches on April 5. Those who purchase the MLB The Show 22 Digital Deluxe Edition will receive four days early access to the game beginning April 1, along with a number of exclusive bonuses, including one Diamond Choice pack, one Cover Athlete Diamond Choice pack and double daily login rewards, among many other fun perks!
Switch eShop - New Releases
9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek (Artfiex Mundi, April 1st, $14.99) - 9Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is an original hidden-object puzzle-adventure game, featuring a totally unique Detective Mode. This thrilling mystery merges elements of classical horror and gritty, 50’s-style noir. A paranormal private investigator is contacted by her friend, famous reporter Helen Hunter, whose voice sounds small and terrified in the voicemail. She is in the coastal town of Serpent Creek, and needs help immediately. But upon arriving in Serpent Creek, the detective finds no trace of Ms. Hunter. Weirder still is the fact the town’s streets are crawling with snakes, and the citizens seem to be sleepwalking through life. The ground shakes with violent tremors. When investigating Serpent Creek, the detective will perform true investigative work: finding clues and combining them to learn the secrets of every crime scene in the all new Detective Mode!
A Memoir Blue (Annapurna Interactive, March 24th, $7.99) - From Cloisters Interactive, A Memoir Blue is an interactive poem about a superstar athlete and the all-encompassing love between mother and daughter. A unique aesthetic combining hand-drawn and 3D art brings Miriam's magical-realist journey to life, as she swims into the depths of her memories. A series of gameplay vignettes blends sacrifice and heartbreak with victory and pride as she reconnects with her inner child and deepens the love she shares with her mother.
AAA Clock Premium Edition (RedDeerGames, March 25th, $8.99) - 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!
Aaron – The Little Detective (Asylum Square Interactive, April 2nd, $9.99) - Who doesn't love them? The small and detailed hidden object pictures that challenge children to find certain items. They have been proven to promote children's perception and language progression. Aaron - The Little Detective can be played by children of any age. Thanks to the voice output, even toddlers are able to explore the hidden object pictures on their own. They do not need to be able to read to have a sense of achievement. Concentration and attentiveness are taught in a playful way.
ABC Follow Me: Animals Extended Edition (Prison Games, March 25th, $3.99) - An educational game for preschool children that will develop their motor skills and introduce them to the basics of writing letters and numbers in a child-friendly design. Once this is mastered, you can move on to a more challenging game mode where children learn animals from A to Z in English! This will be a great introduction to learning languages and getting to know many fascinating animals. Maybe one of them will even become your child's favorite?
ABC Match With Me Extended Edition (Prison Games, March 25th, $3.99) - A great introduction to puzzle games for your child that develops logical thinking, problem solving and many other skills from early childhood! Smart interface designed in a child-friendly style will allow your child to enjoy the game as soon as they start it!
Broken Pipe (DillyFrame, March 31st, $3.99) - All the stream tanks that manage gates and bridges in this world are now broken. Local robots are bound to the broken modules and cannot escape from this place. Return missing modules to the pipe schemes to restore the stream. You will have to direct the color stream from one tank to another in order to make them work. When all the tanks work all the robots will be able to leave this world.
Chubby Cat (GAME NACIONAL, April 2nd, $9.99) - A cuttie little kitty who loves eating. Cut the wool thread precisely to feed the cat. Many stages e lots of fun in this game that suits both children and adults alike.
Comic Coloring Book: DRAW (RedDeerGames, March 25th, $1.99) - 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!
COSPLAY LOVE! Enchanted princess (iMel, March 31st, $11.99) - The protagonist who works for the company that designs accessories, lately he felt a dead end in his work. In the beggining of his carrier he was pretty happy that he was assigned to the Product Design Department, but his design has never been adopted.
Darkness and Flame: The Dark Side (FIVE-BN STUDIO, March 23rd, $6.99) - There is no one in the world who could return from the Dark Side inviolate… Going there is the only chance to light the fading flame, though. “Darkness and Flame. The Dark Side” is an adventure game in the genre of Hidden Objects, with plenty of mini-games and puzzles, unforgettable characters and complicated quests.
Dashing Dodgems (YellowCake Games, April 4th, $11.99) - Harness the classic fun of riding bumper cars in this unique party game! Let nothing stand in your way as you compete against your friends in a selection of completely destructible environments. Choose one of two game modes and adapt them to your liking to keep the game fresh for game after game after game!
Dieselpunk Wars (Console Labs, April 1st, $14.99) - Dieselpunk Wars is a vehicle-building game set in an open, vast world. Not only will you construct a war machine of your dreams, but also take it for a spin on the deserts, in the mountains or the swamp. The game offers over 300 unique elements, many different materials and paintable armors that will enable you to build a remarkable machine. Different types of armor, cannons, motors, wheels and drives will allow you to construct driving, floating and flying machines. Build fighters, transporters, tanks, destroyers, airships, and many more. Enjoy the freedom of creation!
Take part in massive battles, unleash the full potential of your vehicle and launch an invasion to conquer entire Islands in a single-player campaign. Discover the weaknesses of your enemies’ vessels and figure out their battle plans. You’ll have many different weapons to choose from, including missile launchers, machine guns, flamethrowers, torpedo launchers, bombs, depth charges, and crazy close combat weapons.
Disco Cannon Airlines (RandomSpin Games, March 24th, $0.99) - Shoot a character from cannon in the sky. Move a player and hit items to earn point and boost player higher in the sky. Get the points from kicking airplanes, cows, and trampolines. Try to reach as much points as possible.
DYSMANTLE (10Tons, March 31st, $19.99) - As you ascend from your shelter after the long long years, a brave new old world awaits you. A world inhabited with nasty and vile creatures. A world with no other human soul to be seen. A world with nature in reigns now. A world that's about to get even worse. You need to find a way to escape the wretched island. But before that, enjoy the bittersweet apocalypse.
Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition (Ratalaika Games, April 1st, $7.99) - Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition is set in a beautiful 2D land, but now it’s threatened by 3D malice and chaos. A wise sorcerer created six magical jewels that kept the effects of the third dimension at bay, granting peace and prosperity. However, one day an evil masked thief named Hex disrupted the balance and made the chaos return. The only who can stop the chaos is Flat, a little hero able to change into a circle, triangle or square in order to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and defeat giant bosses!
Food Truck Tycoon Complete Edition (Baltoro Games, April 1st, $6.99) - Test your skills and talent as owner of a busy food truck! Your only job is to take orders, prepare food and serve to as many customers as possible. Be careful not to burn the food! Fulfill your dream of becoming the tycoon of the best food trucks in the city!
Funny Truck (RandomSpin Games, March 24th, $0.99) - Drive truck over the ramps and trampolines. Make tricks in the air. Throw people out of a truck. Earn as much points as possible.
Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between (Fellow Traveler, March 31st, $11.69) - Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between is about the thoughts that exist between destinations, the parts of journeys that dominate our time but not our attention, when our minds wander to parts of ourselves, and our world normally left unexamined. On a late-night highway drive, a quiet train car in the early hours, a walk through a moonlit park, or the endless wait in a deserted airport, we listen to weird music amid the ambient announcements of delays and question our place in the universe.
Hatsune Miku Jigsaw Puzzle (Crypton Future Media, March 23rd, $11.20) - Multiplayer jigsaw puzzle has been released! You can play on your own, or share controllers with your friend and play up to 2 players co-op! 39 illustrations are available! Choose your favorite illustration and play the jigsaw puzzle!
Imp of the Sun (Sold Out, March 24th, $19.99) - Imp of the Sun is a non-linear 2D Action-platformer that combines fast-paced combat and exploration set across a stunning Peruvian-inspired world, from the bright peaks of the Andean mountains to the dense Amazonian jungles and much more. You play as Nin, an Imp created from the final spark of the Sun, who is sent on an adventure to defeat the Four Keepers and restore the Sun’s power, ending the Eternal Eclipse before the world is plunged into darkness.
Love Colors: Complete Edition (naptime.games, April 1st, $9.99) - Complete Edition includes: Love Colors with 150+ pictures to color in 10 theme chapters. Love Colors - Happy Pixels DLC with 130+ pictures in various themes like Halloween, Christmas, sport, vehicles, gaming, food and others. Love Colors - Pixel Adventure DLC with 120+ pictures from places around the world. Love Colors - Pixel Seasons DLC with 100 pictures of seasons, toys, origami, dinosaurs, circus, farm and mythical creatures Love Colors - Everyday Pixels DLC with 100+ pictures with vehicles, art, professions, science and others
Mini Words Collection (QUByte Interactive, March 24th, $2.99) - Mini Words Collection is a compilation of three games that will help the player improve their language skill, discovering more words and practicing their vocabulary in a fun way. Each game has a unique style of teaching the player some new words in English, as well as in other languages.
My Coloring Book 2 (Baltoro Minis, April 1st, $4.99) - Did you know that coloring relaxes your brain, reduces stress, improves focus, motor skill and vision? My Coloring Book 2 will bring all those benefits to your Nintendo Switch™! There are two types of drawings to choose from: 61 about land and 49 marine animals. Thanks to an amazing variety, My Coloring Book is suitable for all from children to adults. Save your work for later and show off your artistic sense and skill to family and friends.
Outbreak: Contagious Memories (Dead Drop Studios, April 6th, $29.99) - Experience Lydia's desperate escape from a city overrun with the undead. Meet fellow survivors, scrounge for supplies, fight off undead monstrosities in brutally gory combat, and manage extremely limited resources in this soft reboot of the Outbreak series. Attempt to survive the nightmare with your choice of retro fixed camera, over-the-shoulder, and first-person shooter views, which you can change at any time during gameplay. Mo-cap animations, cheesy voiceovers and enhanced visuals await as you solve puzzles and fight for your life. Play the entire game in optional split-screen co-op or face the darkness alone. The entire experience is designed to play and feel like a late '90s survival horror nightmare including rigid controls, crushing difficulty and much more. Can you survive the outbreak, or will you become yet another victim of the undead hordes?
Pixel Game Maker Series Steel Sword Story S (Gotcha Gotcha Games, March 24th, $9.99) - The kingdom of Aurum was on the verge of destruction due to the treachery of the wicked vassal Rufus. A man who once showed great promise as a knight of the Kingsguard, but was forced to flee his country for an unreasonable crime, rushes to the scene. Deprived of everything, including his position, honor, and the woman he loves, the swordsman Azul must confront his country's crisis with his only remaining weapon, a meager iron sword... Fantasy side-scrolling action with swords and magic!
Red Wings: American Aces (ALL IN! GAMES, March 31st, $9.59) - Red Wings: American Aces puts you in the pilot’s seat of a nostalgic, action-packed arcade shooter illustrated in a fun comic-book style with a gaming mode for every occasion—local or online, solo or multiplayer. Prove yourself in exciting aerial battles and make a name for your squad as the best aces of WWI!
Richy’s Nightmares (ChiliDog Interactive, March 30th, $4.99) - Richy’s Nightmares is a unique kind of platforming experience. It tells a story of Richy, a little boy who got lost in the labyrinths of some dreaded magical woods. And now he has to do his best to survive through this journey. The forest is full of nightmares and lethal puzzles, and that is why Richy’s escape is going to be the challenge to remember.
Sky Gamblers – Air Supremacy 2 (Atypical Games March 24th, $29.99) - THIS IS THE ULTIMATE JET FIGHTER COMBAT GAME! With an extensive single player campaign and delightful multiplayer modes, the non-stop action will keep you at the edge of your seat! Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy 2 is a dogfight simulator taking its roots from the original classic hit. Rich combat mechanics and a spot-on balance between simulation and arcade make it accessible to all player types and allows for a personalized experience with varied control schemes and play styles.
Super Clown Lost Diamonds (Nerd Games, April 2nd, $14.50) - Super clown's mission is to find red magic diamonds at every level. The game consists of 25 fun levels with different themes like space, snow, medieval etc. See the Evil flying golem and his army, which consists of enemies like: immortal skeletons, shooting cannons, virus slimes, wombats and evil blue dragons, everyone of those is protecting the red diamonds. Super Clown needs to use his jumping skills to defeat enemies. Some enemies, like cannons and Big boss Golem, fire blue energy balls. Kill Golem enemies by jumping onto their heads.
Super Cyborg - Drageus Games, April 1st, $6.99) - Super Cyborg is an old school non-stop hardcore run'n'gun action game! You are an elite battle cyborg who is sent in to investigate a series of anomalies on a mysterious island. The merciless and powerful alien known only as the 'Xirxul life form' has been awakened by unwitting scientists and now: all humanity is in danger! Shoot, run and jump through 7 levels filled with endless hordes of biological monsters and some of the fiercest boss fights in any title. Destroy everything that moves on this island, because if it moves- it kills!
THE CARD Perfect Collection (D3 Publisher, March 31st, $11.99) - An all-in-one collection for all your card game needs! Make way for the definitive playing card collection, with ten classic games! Enjoy Six Competitive Games With Multiplayer! Test your might against players from all over with online matches, or bring Nintendo Switch™ consoles together for a local showdown. The choice is yours! If you'd prefer to play alone, the computer AI is more than willing to oblige!
Tile Flip (Entity3, March 25th, $0.99) - Experience a fun and unique puzzle game! Flip the tiles and make all colors match Can you complete all 100 levels?
Ultreïa (RedDeerGames, March 25th, $12.99) - NOTHING HAPPENS WITHOUT A CAUSE…
The great loss raises questions - why are we here when everything is coming to an inevitable end? Our little robot protagonist called Nymo has just lost his father and he asks himself these questions.
Valis II (Edia, March 24th, $13.50) - The side-scrolling bishojo action game series "Valis", which was first released in the 80s and gained popularity, celebrated its 35th anniversary in December 2021.In commemoration of this, three of the series' most popular titles, "Valis: The Fantasm Soldier", "Valis II" and "Valis III", have been completely ported to Nintendo Switch™!
Valis III (Edia, March 24th, $13.50) - The side-scrolling bishojo action game series "Valis", which was first released in the 80s and gained popularity, celebrated its 35th anniversary in December 2021.In commemoration of this, three of the series' most popular titles, "Valis: The Fantasm Soldier", "Valis II" and "Valis III", have been completely ported to Nintendo Switch™!
Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (Edia, March 24th, $13.50) - The side-scrolling bishojo action game series "Valis", which was first released in the 80s and gained popularity, celebrated its 35th anniversary in December 2021.In commemoration of this, three of the series' most popular titles, "Valis: The Fantasm Soldier", "Valis II" and "Valis III", have been completely ported to Nintendo Switch™!
VENGEFUL HEART (Top Hat Studios, March 24th, $7.99) - Set long after humanity has polluted this planet, groundwater is undrinkable and seeing a living plant is considered a luxury. Most people live in megacities that rely on the labor of poor masses to sustain a modern standard of living for the few at the top. With the Earth scorched, water is liquid gold, and control of it is the truest form of power. Forced to cope with a permanent water shortage, ordinary people persist and toil in the hope that if they work hard enough, they too can someday swim every morning in the refreshing pools of the Gardens.
World Soccer Kid (Game Museum, March 24th, $1.99) - The rules of World Soccer Kid are very simple.
Move Soccer Kid to juggle the ball with your head. But the further from the center of the head the ball hits, the further the ball moves, making it hard to juggle. There are 4 modes that use these simple rules.
Basic Mode where the number of juggles is recorded, Running Mode where the distance moved while juggling is recorded, Two-Player Mode where you compete against an opponent to juggle the ball the longest, and Two-Player Coop Mode where you work together to record how many times you can juggle the ball. Practice hard and try to become the best Soccer Kid in the world!
Z-Warp (eastasiasoft, April 6th, $6.99) - In the Year 21XX, a starship capable of space-time warping was constructed and launched, only to be lost to the unknown depths of space on its maiden voyage. When a distress signal is received, it falls to you, the most accomplished pilot in Z-Division, to find the experimental ship and retrieve its black box for investigation. This mission will take you into a hellish realm where you’ll have to survive waves of fiendish foes if you hope to return alive and victorious!
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!
Gonna get their first, typo, MBL in the title!
I don't care if it's AAA, the switch already has a clock!
Starwars for me however, I'm not downloading it
When do reviews for LEGO Star Wars drop?
Halo infinite and Elden ring
Still not sure what I want to get. Chrono cross, mlb, or lego starwars.
America gets Lego Star Wars tomorrow? lucky, we have to wait until Tuesday. Lego games don't usually bother me that much but this one I'm really eager to play.
@RubyCarbuncle no, it's next Tuesday in NA as well.
I was going to get The Show, but then Konami went and gave a free update for the 2022 season in Pro Baseball Spirits 2021. Updated rosters/players, added Ichiro as a legendary player, and daily scenario challenges for every team are back. I'll just stick with that for this season.
@Zverik Just as you replied I noticed that too.
I just can't understand how any lego game is worth $59. There are tons of these lego games, and while they are fun to play through, they are notoriously dirt cheap to buy used for any system.
Cosplay Love! for me.. I have the two other iMel published visual novels and love them.
Puzzling why the Nintendo press release didn't include Princess Farmer coming out today, which it did so on almost every platform including Switch.
Beyond excited for Lego Star Wars
Just wait a few weeks and lego Star Wars will be on sale. I love lego games but they are on sale so often, you are losing out on a lot of money if you buy them at full price.
I've been watching Valis 1-3 gameplay videos on YouTube, then days later, all 3 games are announced for the Switch. Awesome.
I'm getting Lego Star Wars, but it'll be the physical Deluxe Edition and on PS5 instead of Switch. I'm not too confident in how it'll likely perform on Switch.
I pre ordered lego star wars but am worried about the performance after lego city undercover was quite bad especially in handheld mode
@SJW ahhhh so you are the one person still playing Halo infinite. Surely you’ve done the 8 hour campaign by now?
@PharoneTheGnome you can say that about Halo, Forza, Fifa, Call of duty. Any game series? Why buy the new one just buy an old cheap one in the series? Why single out Lego?
Pre-ordered LEGO Star Wars ~ 2 years ago now (maybe longer). Thinking I should have sprung for the Deluxe version with all of the DLC included, but as it looks like all of the DLC is made up of characters, I don't think I'll be missing too much.
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