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
TRIANGLE STRATEGY - Recruit over 20 playable characters with distinct skills, and command your party as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions – Utility, Morality, Liberty – which together make up Serenoa’s world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of Norzelia itself. Play from the beginning through Chapter 3 – and experience your first Scales of Conviction vote – with the free Prologue Demo available now in Nintendo eShop. Your progress carries over to the full game, once purchased. TRIANGLE STRATEGY will be available on March 4. - Read our TRIANGLE STRATEGY™ review
Gunborg: Dark Matters (RED ART GAMES, 4th Mar, $14.99) - Gunborg: Dark Matters is an arcade-style, action-packed platformer in space, with smooth gameplay and a slick, ’80s synthwave soundtrack. Armed with a fierce blade and a powerful shield, your challenge is to fight your way through a mad alien spaceship filled with nefarious creatures and capture the fearsome bosses defending it. Do you have what it takes to face constant threats while staying on your feet in the heat of combat? Can you keep your cool when chaos is descending upon you? Gunborg: Dark Matters will be available on March 4.
Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator ($29.99) - In Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator you will have complete control of a new winery. Choose which vines to grow, learn how to grow them and when to harvest, and then follow the entire winemaking process. You will decide on the type of wine you want to produce and sell to allow your company to expand. Just like in real life, every choice made, from the vineyard to the sales, will be able to influence the wine produced, both in quantity and quality. A quality wine will increase the reputation of your company worldwide and will allow you to grow better and faster.
Switch eShop - New Releases
A Musical Story (Digerati, 3rd Mar, $14.99) - ‘A Musical Story’ is a rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop. Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation through the connections to his musical memory. A Musical Story is the debut game from independent French developer, Glee-Cheese Studio. They are: Charles Bardin (Game Design + Music), Maxime Constantinian (Programmer), Valentin Ducloux (Music + Integration), Alexandre Rey (Artistic Direction).
AAA Clock + Cyber Protocol ($18.99)
amazin’ George 2 ($23.00) - amazin' George 2 combines the industry standard in 3D video game development to bring to you a fun, easy to play JRPG, featuring George and Binky, a feline duo that are tasked with saving the human master from King Rattie and his evil plot against the world of Felina.
Ambition Record (KEMCO, 3rd Mar, $14.99) - The count who rules the northern part of the kingdom has used forbidden, secret arts, and raised the flag of rebellion against his king. Rafael takes up his sword on the orders of the king, to suppress the revolt. But then, the chancellor, who should be at the core of the king's court, starts to act in an incomprehensible way. Beliefs and ambition clash fiercely in the unexpected twists and turns of battle! Fortify characters with the power of the dragons to fight turn-based battles! Create your own party by exploiting the job change system and customizing weapons and armor as you like!
Arcade Archives HIGHWAY RACE (HAMSTER, 24th Feb, $7.99) - "HIGHWAY RACE" is a racing game released by TAITO in 1983. Run each course while avoiding obstacles and other vehicles. The goal is to make a big jump toward the opposite bank at the end of the course and land safely with a parachute. The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. *This game uses the Japanese ROM for the main part of the game. *The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Bus Driver Simulator Countryside (Ultimate Games, 3rd Mar, $14.99) - Welcome to the Russian countryside! Murom is one of the oldest towns in Russia with a population of 106 984, which is located on the left Oka shore. There are many bus routes connecting the town with other villages and bigger cities. The map includes a part of Murom and about a dozen villages in the countryside, so it mostly consists of countryside routes. These landscapes are worth to be drawn by a famous painterRussian open spaces are here: huge fields and dense spruce forests are wonderful in different seasons. Summer and winter versions are included so that you can feel the life of Russian countryside even better. Almost all the roads are of tarmac, but there are gravel roads as well. You'll feel the difference when you drive off the asphalt. There are more than 50 bus stops, around 23 pre-built routes, 5 garages and gas stations. You can also create your own routes and schedules! Not just a new map, but also improvements!
CATch the Stars (3rd Mar, $2.99) - Imagine how wonderful it would be for you to be in a moment on a beach, a mountain, or simply in a quiet place looking at stars and being able to forget everything around you. Have this incredible experience right on your screen. You don't need to understand stars, constellations, let alone astronomy. Solve the puzzle and see a beautiful figure from a different constellation being formed on your screen in each level.
Counter Delta: The Bullet Rain (TROOOZE, 3rd Mar, $14.99) - “Counter Delta: The Bullet Rain”is a solo single player/Third-Person Shooter. Enjoy a thrilling TPS game with a diverse play mode and various weapons that can be unlocked by leveling up.
Dexter Stardust: Adventures in Outer Space ($9.99) - Space! Dexter Stardust barely escaped when the Vreesians, inhabitants of the menacing Planet X, sent a fleet of robots to destroy all life on Earth. Now, twenty years later, a mechanical man from the 10th planet seeks to communicate to Dexter a very important message - he is the key to saving both humans and Vreesians. Play the taco-loving Dexter Stardust as he, and his good friend Aurora, go on the greatest adventure of their lives and discover the mystery of the Robot from the Planet X!
Dr. Oil (4th Mar, $4.99) - Dr. Oil is a bit hardcore 2D platforming experience that tells a story of a conflict between the butter boy and the seagull. This story is heavy influenced by the popular fairy tales that you loved to hear so much as youngsters before the sleep. Once upon a time there was a boy who lived in a fabled and distant kingdom. One day he was bitten by a seagull and therefore he turned into the Captain Seagull. Hatred and darkness filled the heart of that boy, and he became evil because all seagulls are evil!
ELO 1100 Chess (4th Mar , $3.99) - Play from beginners level to top level ELO 1100 (very good level, if you beat your device here, respect!) in this high quality Chess Game Engine. Complete chess game logic available including castle move, en-passant move, pawn promotion(to knight/bishop/rook/queen), piece move rule, undo move, redo move, detecting if chess game is finished by checkmate or draw by fiftymoverule, three fold repetitions, insufficient materials, stalemate and extensible by draw agreement, timeout, and surrender.
Gav-Gav Odyssey (ChiliDog Interactive, 4th Mar, $4.99) - Gav-Gav Odyssey is another way to get the blast from the gaming past! This game merges the best elements from golden age gaming: platforming, scroll shooting and puzzles. Cute doggies as key heroes are combined with challenging puzzle tricks and can capture your interest for a solid amount of time. This setting looks so authentic that someone can even think that this game was released on 8- or 16-bit platforms 20 or 30 years ago! Nice pixel art graphics, friendly gameplay and funny cutscenes are able to charm kids and grown-ups alike, especially those who can still remember the best platforming games of the 80's and 90’s!
HOT WHEELS – Mattel Dream Mobile DLC ($0.00)
Ink Cipher (Chequered Ink, 4th Mar, $1.99) - Decode the cipher in Ink Cipher! Ink Cipher is a sleek take on the puzzle sometimes known as the Cipher Crossword, Code Word, Code Breaker or Kaidoku. You're presented with a grid filled with words. . . except all the letters have been replaced by numbers. Each number represents its own letter. Using your knowledge of the English lexicon (and the occasional hint from the puzzle title), fill in the letters where you can recognize words, and crack the cipher!
LIT: Bend the Light (OverGamez, 5th Mar, $8.00) - Set in an era when electricity wasn’t a thing and nothing but imaginations of great inventors that set the world in motion, LIT test your own inner engineer and lets you discover the joy of experimenting with light at first hand. - The behaviour of light in LIT is physically accurate. That said, the amazing light paths you are going to build in LIT are possible but extremely hard to reproduce in real life. Our game gives you the opportunity to set up mirrors and glass pieces to reflect and refract a light beam as you wish. - Our puzzles are open-ended. We give you the rules and the tools, you show us how to solve the problem. We assigned a number of possible solutions to each level but don’t let those numbers fool you - we’re only waiting for the players to find solutions we haven't thought of. - Visuals threading on the thin line between cartoony and realistic. Good pacing. Relaxing music, which lets you zone in.
Menseki Genius (Shinyuden, 3rd Mar, $5.00) - That satisfying feeling that comes from solving a puzzle! Presenting the novel Japanese logic puzzle game that's been attracting attention from around the world! This Genius version is a compilation of the most difficult puzzles included in Menseki: Area Maze Puzzles, for the most expert players. Find your way to the solution, deducing unknown lengths and areas from known lengths and areas. All you need is the "length x breadth = area" formula for calculating the area of a rectangle! ◆Solve any problem as long as you hone your thinking skills! Find your way to the solution hidden in each problem! Even problems that may seem difficult at a glance do not use decimals or fractions. CAUTION: Challenge yourself without judging by appearance alone! To prevent the solving of problems simply based on appearance, the lengths and areas written may differ from the actual proportions in the diagram.
Old Coin Pusher Friends (STP WORKS, 3rd Mar, $3.99) - By collecting prizes, new content is released and coins are easily increased. Online multiplayer for up to five players is possible. Furthermore, you can use the coins you earn to upgrade your own coin shooter. * UpgradesReduce the shot interval, increase the movement speed, and expand the size of the box. * Online Multi PlayThere are random matching and friend matching where you can play only with your friends. With random matching, you can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience; with friend matching, you can have fun in private; and of course, you can play solo, so you can enjoy the game in your preferred play style. * Co-op eventThere is a demon extermination event where you have to kill demons, and a jar game where you have to put coins into a jar like a ball game. It looks easy, but it is quite difficult, but don't be afraid. Don't be afraid, because you can cooperate with other players. However, it's not impossible to clear solo.
Operation Zeta (4th Mar, $9.99) - Operation Zeta is a space action game. The great battle codenamed 'Operation Zeta' has been lost. Your ship is in shambles and you have to act quickly to collect all of the parts and repair your ship before the warzone is completely destroyed by the enemy's death laser. Play and unlock 13 playable characters from space monkeys to mischievous slugs each with their own unique set of skills and challenges.
Our Battle Has Just Begun! episode 2 (3rd Mar, $9.99) - Roseail, the forest country, consists of a vast woodland dotted with elven and beastmen towns. After leaving Alard, the country of plenty, the Hero and
his party visit Jarn, a Roseailian town with a booming dungeon business.
Plumber Hero (Gametry, 24th Feb, $2.29) - Plumber Hero is an exciting way to test your creativity. There are 3 main stages, 40 levels each, so there’s no shortage of content for you to enjoy. Each one gets increasingly difficult, so you have to use all your skills and work hard to pass them all. Give Plumber Hero a try today and, we guarantee you will have a rewarding time!
Pretty Girls Breakers! (eastasiasoft, 3rd Mar, $6.99) - Classic brick-breaking action gets a cute and cuddly twist in Pretty Girls Breakers! In this classic arcade-style action puzzler, take the role of a twin-tailed fighter wielding a beam saber. You’ll have to strike incoming balls with precision to destroy block patterns above you, all while avoiding enemy attacks and collecting power-ups to gain the upper hand! Across more than 20 challenging stages, you’ll need to adapt to new blocks and enemy types, strategizing to clear them from the field without losing all of your hearts or running out of time!
Pukan, Bye-Bye! (12th Nov, $4.99) - Let's talk a bit about the difficulty in video games. Have you ever heard the definition of «hard»? It's «done with a great deal of force or strength». Well, Pukan Bye-Bye has been created with a great deal of strength and it requires the player to match the expectations. But that doesn't mean that the game is hard by itself. Only by playing it with your own eyes, hands or whatever suits your fancy, you'll be able to estimate if it's challenging or not. Of course, any player will surely require more patience to excel in it. So, buddy, are you bold enough to rise to the challenge?
Quest for Infamy (Ratalaika Games, 4th Mar, $9.99) - Return to the glory days of role-playing and adventure with this humor-filled epic fantasy, styled in the vein of classic RPGs, where you play the charming villain. Blending turn-based combat and spell casting with puzzle solving and adventure, players can choose from three character classes—brigand, rogue, or sorcerer, each with unique storylines and adventures. Explore a world of wonder, as you wind your way through trap-infested dungeons, battle slavering beasts with swords or custom-made spells, and steal entire town's worth of treasure from unsuspecting townsfolk. Being bad has never felt so good!
Red Wings: Coloring Planes ($3.99) - In Red Wings: Coloring Planes you’ve got the controls! With each historical plane, you get to decide whether to color it in the way it would have looked in its glory days or to personalize it with a wide variety of colors, textures, brushes, and stamps. The sky’s the limit!
Ryan’s Rescue Squad (4th Mar, $39.99) - Ryan’s friends have been kidnapped by the evil Dark Titan, Robo Combo, and Packrat – and you are the only hero who can rescue them! Set out on a quest packed with slime, spaceship-flying bosses, and Ryan’s Surprise Eggs. Collect Sun Coins and Surprise Eggs to unlock new shop items and customize your character with fun alien hats, gamer gear, and much more. Use your platforming skills and special moves to save the day.
Shiorinokotoha -DarkReflections- ($19.99) - Dark Reflections - Shiori no Kotoha - is a novel game in the survival mystery genre set in an inescapable private library. The suspense visual novel Dark Reflections has been remade for the CS Novel Club platform so that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages around the world.
SpelunKing: The Mine Match (Ocean Media, 24th Feb, $9.99) - Dig into this deep match-3 expedition! Take a dive underground, search for your grandpa's lost items, and collect precious stones to help the villagers around town rebuild Farnsbury. Explore 25 enormous areas of the old mine, solve over 90 cave challenge rooms, uncover secret areas, and unlock dozens of new upgrades and power-ups. Reach the bottom of the mine and become the Spelunk King (or Queen)!
Street Cats Race (5th Mar, $9.99) - We know kitties love running around, but a cat racing game is the first of that sort you will see. Play as a cat racer, running through many different levels, on the streets and buildings of the city, with many obstacles along the way. Get the lead over other cats, win points and unlock new cats. Enjoy the funniest adventure you'll find today!
The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day (Postmeta Games, 3rd Mar, $14.99) - You control RT-217NP, an engineering robot with an uncommon curiosity towards the long-extinct human race. Explore the ruins of a once prosperous human civilization and try to discover the truth behind humanity’s disappearance. A Mind of SteelDoes the concept of morality still have a place in a world that is now ruled by pure mechanical logic, with every decision reduced to a simple set of ones and zeros? You’ll make tough choices through your adventure, and discover a whole new meaning of what morality has become. The Remains of a Biological GeniusHumanity has left behind a myriad of clues about the truth behind its disappearance. Not all of them will be easy to discover, as these secrets have been closely guarded. Test your skills and solve a diverse array of challenging puzzles; if you ever hope to uncover the hidden truth. See Earth Through Robotic EyesThe ruins of civilization are filled with the air of mystery.
The Wild Case (8th Mar, $9.99) - Prepare for a journey to a remote village deep in the forest, where strange creatures with glowing eyes terrorize the inhabitants. As the hero, you will investigate eerie phenomena and be drawn deeper into the village. The story begins before you even arrive at your destination
What Lies in the Multiverse (Untold Tales, 4th Mar, $14.99) - What Lies in the Multiverse is a story-driven 2D adventure that one could call a dramatic comedy. Filled to the brim with hilarious, cartoonish hijinks, the narrative also presents the player with mature and deep themes like death, envy, and obsession. Things inevitably go batshit crazy very fast in the Multiverse when you discover the ability to travel between parallel worlds. These worlds are alternate versions of each level and differ in aesthetic, theme, and physicality. Switching between them allows you to solve logical and spatial challenges and to progress the story. Seamless Transformations Would you like to change the game world on the fly? Now you can! Can't reach a ledge? Bam! Switch worlds mid-air. Afraid of sliding around in an icy environment? Alternate to another universe for firmer ground! Just be careful when messing with gravity. . . Diverse World Embark on a journey across a variety of gorgeous pixel-art worlds, each offering something unique.
Whiskey Mafia: Leo’s Family ($4.99) - Whiskey, mafia and jazz — these are the key ingredients of a cocktail named Whiskey Mafia: Leo’s Family. This game serves as a prequel to Whiskey Mafia: Frank's Story and tells a story of Leo’s criminal group who takes part in different illegal activities. A humble guy named Christopher, the son of a port worker, finds himself as the newest mafia member. Can he make his American dream come true?
Will You Snail? (9th Mar, $14.99) - Will You Snail is a fast-paced action platformer with an AI twist that offers a unique single-player experience: a challenging adventure in a neon-glowing setting that blends combat, puzzle-solving, and lots of humor together.
Would you like to run an idol cafe? 2 ($9.99) - Yokoyama Naoya learns that The Seaside Café is struggling and runs the risk of closing. Wanting to save the café from being shuttered, Naoya turns to his childhood friend, Ichigo, for advice. After giving the predicament some thought, Ichigo decides that what The Seaside Café is lacking is its own idol group. Bright, shining, sparkling idols should be more than enough to rescue the café from obscurity, and bring about a huge influx in potential customers!
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!
I may get Triangle Strategy someday. Scratch that: I WILL get it.. Truth is though, I never finished Octopath yet (I got burned out pretty quickly) so it's hard for me to justify it. It's a totally different game I know but still. It looks phenomenal otherwise and I think that hybrid art style is my favorite this generation.
None of these, but I'll try the new Kirby and the Lost Land Demo when I get around to it.
@ChromaticDracula I recommend trying the Triangle Strategy demo if you haven't yet. I fell in love with it in a way that I didn't with Octopath Traveler. I like Octopath Traveler, but the characters, dialogue choices, and combat in Triangle Strategy are something special.
"Play from beginners level to top level ELO 1100"
HAHAHA! The top level is over 2500.... 1100 is just an average player who would get easily beaten by club level players (or any experienced player really...).
I'm hearing a lotta good things about AAA Clock.
I got Mortal Kombat: Aftermath as a birthday present.
It was a hefty 32 GB download.
@InJeffable Noted! I have it downloaded but just haven't gotten around to trying it just yet. I tried that first demo that was released a while ago but the new one not yet.
I've been reading more and more about Triangle Strategy after I posted my comment, especially the Nintendo life review, and now I may stop at Best Buy tomorrow and grab myself a copy. I have a $10 Best Buy coupon I can use toward it and soften the blow.
I am a tactical RPG fanatic so on paper this should be an insta-buy for me, but yeah.. just the amount of games out now, and coming out, I am prioritizing. Thanks for the recommendation!
I hope this isn’t in bad taste. If it is I’ll delete, but…
Well that “bus drive through the Russian countryside” game came out at the wrong time
The new versions of AAA Clock almost every week are starting to get annoying.
Nothing for me this week; just waiting for Kirby.
Picking up my physical copy of Triangle Strategy at Gamestop tomorrow! I haven't been this hyped for a game in awhile.
I tried amazin' George 2 out it was really cute and a nice JRPG to play!
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