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
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus, Apr 12th, $59.99) - Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning 13 intertwining stories. Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D side-scrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity! 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim will be available on April 12. - Read our 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim review
CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION (Square Enix, Apr 7th, $19.99) - A remaster of the acclaimed RPG CHRONO CROSS has dashed and slashed its way onto the Nintendo Switch system! A number of enhancements have been made to this RPG classic, like the ability to turn off enemy encounters and a newly refined soundtrack. With over 40 party members to meet, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama about the planet itself. Plus, RADICAL DREAMERS is included! Experience the origins of CHRONO CROSS in this text-based adventure. CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION transcends time and space, with unforgettable RPG journeys that unfold across parallel worlds. - Read our CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION review
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake (Forever Entertainment, Apr 7th, $24.99) - The classic arcade rail-shooter is back with a new makeover and exciting gameplay changes! In this multiplayer game, you’ll suit up as a pair of government agents sent to investigate disappearances, only to find hordes of undead monstrosities.
Don’t Starve Together (Klei Entertainment, Apr 7th, $19.99) - Fight, farm, build and explore together in the standalone multiplayer expansion to the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don’t Starve. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of odd creatures, hidden dangers and ancient secrets. Choose from over a dozen playable survivors, each with unique powers to help you unravel the mysteries of “The Constant.” Cooperate with your friends in a private game or find new friends online.* Don’t Starve Together will be available on April 12.
Switch eShop - New Releases
3D Box Sokoban (Pix Arts, Apr 8th, $3.99) - 3D Box Sokoban is a logic game that will exercise your brain, helping developing its capabilities. The goal of the puzzle is to push all of the boxes onto the goals. Only one box can be pushed at a time. The puzzle is solved when all boxes are on the goals. Get brainstorming!
3-in-1 fun bundle (GAME NACIONAL, Apr 9th, $19.99) - TOROOM: There are more than 70 different regular, cursed, and ultra-rare items as well as more than 35 weapons uniquely made for every biome. Get loot, loot, and MORE LOOT! Find rewards, coins, and items that will improve your character for you to get ready for the challenges ahead. Have awesome and challenging fights against hard bosses to defeat them and get to the next biome. HIM & HER 3: Help the cutest video game couple to meet once again. A puzzle platformer with a unique gameplay mechanic. Only love can win in the end. SCRIBBLED: A 100% handmade art, It was created with pencil and paper. Join this wonderful adventure in a world full of challenges and creatures.
Arcade Archives EMPIRE CITY: 1931 (HAMSTER, Mar 31st, $7.99) - "EMPIRE CITY: 1931" is a gun shooting game released by SEIBU KAIHATSU in 1986. Set in the United States in 1931. From the window, from the rooftop, while hiding, various enemies are aiming at us! Pull out the gun before your opponent and defeat the enemies that appear one after another!
Arcade Archives WONDER MOMO (HAMSTER, Mar 31st, $7.99) - "WONDER MOMO" is an action game released by NAMCO（BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.) in 1987. Control the hero, Momo, and take down the Warudemon Villain to keep the world at peace. Ride the whirlwind to transform into WONDER MOMO and fight for your success as a costumed hero, using Wonder Rings and special moves!
Astrodogs (Digital Tribe Games, Apr 8th, $12.99) - Everything seemed to be in its place across the Galaxy until one day WOOFER, a giant corporation providing all sorts of services, went rogue and began attacking planets all over the System. Enter ASTRODOGS, a crew of freelance bounty hunters and possibly our only hope to defeat WOOFER. Play as Kombo, the Shiba Ace Pilot and join the crew in this adventure through the stars to save all of puppydom. Find out the mysterious reasons behind Woofer's treason as you discover the secrets they definitely don't want you to know! Battle WOOFER's army through 10 beautiful levels made with replayability in mind. Featuring a wide arsenal of weapons like remote controlled bombs, homing missiles, hyperbeam and parry-shield. It also has "Slow-Mo" mechanics that are sure to make every moment of the game a lot of fun. Unlock special ships and skins with your high scores!
Axolotl (GAME NACIONAL, Apr 9th, $6.99) - Explore over 50 different areas while trying to manage your stamina, passing through many types of traps! Rafraîchissez le petit éléphant dans l'eau. Cool off the little elephant in the water.
Bibi & Tina – New adventures with horses (TREVA, Apr 7th, $29.99) - A violent storm has hit the area near Martinshof. Mount up and see what damage the storm has done. Ride across the fields, jump over numerous obstacles and have Bibi the witch magic away the mess. But most of all, you can have lots of fun in fast-paced horse races, show off your jumping and slalom riding skills, take loving care of the horses and send photos to your worried friend Naomi in Australia.
BIG BANG PRO WRESTLING (SNK, Mar 30th, $7.99) - It's about to pop off! Muscle-bound wrestlers take the stage for a bombastic all-out brawl! Easy controls allow you to pull off sick and devastating special moves from the push of a button! -10 fighters to choose from including fledging newbies, masked wrestlers, and hulking heavyweights! The ring is calling you! -Each wrestler comes with their own personalized Finishing Move. Fulfill the proper conditions and let it rip to win the fight! -Change up the rules with exciting modes like Coffin Death Match where your goal is to toss your opponent into a coffin. Or, try to steal away the reward in Reward Death Match to really stick it to your opponent! *The instruction manual featured within the game is from the original NEOGEO Pocket Color version. Therefore, the control explanations may differ from those on Nintendo Switch. *Local "VS MATCH" is possible, but online functions are disabled.
Bridge Builder Racer (Levi Buck, Mar 31st, $9.99) - Bridge Builder Racer is the ultimate test for your engineering and driving skills. Build your own bridge to race your car from start to finish. Reach higher star ratings by spending as little as possible on your bridge. Create slopes and jumps to race your car and earn the top rating across the levels.
Calm Colors (naptime.games, Apr 8th, $3.99) - Ease your stress: place colorful shapes and enjoy beautiful images. Take your time, breathe and relax. In the game you will find 200 low poly illustrations to fill: cute animals, amazing nature, harmonious origami and many more, solo mode with hours of soothing gameplay, up to 4 players local co-op mode, a simple and enjoyable way to reduce anxiety and train mindfulness. Discover your inner artist by playing Calm Colors.
Cars Puzzles Game – Funny Car & Trucks Preschool Jigsaw Education Learning Puzzle Games for Babies, Kids & Toddlers (McPeppergames, Apr 7th, $20.00) - This jigsaw puzzle game for kids and toddlers is perfect for all car fans, but of course also for all puzzle friends. The game contains 13 high-quality puzzle motifs that can be solved at different levels of difficulty. The maximum number of parts is 80 parts and children are really challenged! But even newcomers to puzzles can get off to a good start with a 12-piece puzzle. Every solving of a puzzle is rewarded with 3D animations, lots of effects and a balloon-popping mini-game!
Chinatown Detective Agency (Humble Games, Apr 7th, $24.99) - Midnight in Singapore. Your contact’s a no show, your client wants answers and your empty bank balance hangs over you like a neon-tinted Sword of Damocles. Welcome to 2037. Welcome to Chinatown Detective Agency. The world is in a state of flux as the global economy nears the nadir of its decade-long collapse. Singapore stands as a last refuge of order but even here the government struggles on the brink of chaos. That’s where you come in. You are Amira Darma, once a rising star at INTERPOL, now a freshly minted Private Investigator in the heart of Chinatown, and your first client is about to walk through your door...
Dissection (RandomSpin, Mar 31st, $1.99) - Avoid meeting a 'living corpse'. Hide from him in closets. Find key items to progress through the game. Find the key to the front door and run away from this house.
Double Shot Gals (Gamuzumi, Apr 11th, $4.99) - Step right up! After a hard and busy week, tonight was supposed to be a fun night in the fairgrounds of Paradise Park. However, things don't always go according to plan, so here begins this bizarre and sexy story! Complete with small narrative scenes, Double Shot Gals focuses on ecchi-themed carnival adventure with arcade gameplay to create hilarious and sexy experiences. Unlock prizes including new skins and artwork.
Floating Farmer (Silesia Games, Apr 7th, $2.99) - A country life, raising animals on a ranch. You’ve been living in this tiny fantasy countryside, a very relaxing environment, but suddenly something unusual happened. You wake up one day and all the animal farms are now floating like little islands in the sky! The paths were shuffled and the baby animals were spread. To fix this, slide the blocks to rebuild the broken paths. So you help moms unite the families again and bring the farms back to land. As you progress solving the logic puzzles, have the great feeling of uniting families and see your land farm expand. There is no time limit or resources to manage, so you can calmly just focus on solving the puzzles while listening to a soothing soundtrack and animal sounds.
Floogen (RedDeerGames, Mar 31st, $3.99) - A WORLD TAPED TOGETHER. Floogen was created using real stop-motion animation - so there are elements made of cardboard, clay, paper, tape, and more! Thanks to this, the world resembles a dream drawn straight from a child's imagination. FIGHT FOR MELONS! Face off against your adversaries as one of three playable heroes with unique features, in this bizarre adventure full of quirky characters! If you encounter problems along the way, upgrades can help.
Happy’s Humble Burger Farm (tinyBuild, Apr 7th, $19.99) - Congratulations, you’ve just been hired to work the night shift! You’ll be all by yourself, but we trust you can handle it… You’ll be grilling patties, operating deep fryers, and pouring drinks at our quiet restaurant on the edge of town. The customers sure do love the menu; they can’t get enough of the Happy’s Deluxe, Fantastic Fowl, and Poppin’ Pork sandwiches. The fries and salmon nugs are also a big hit. I hear rumors of Happy-Dogs and desserts in the near future, too! When each customer makes an order, it’s up to you to make a plan and execute it well.
If you give customers the wrong order, or take too long, it’ll count as an infraction. If you get three of those infractions, well... let’s just say Happy the Humble Heifer isn’t as joyful when the customers are upset. DO NOT UPSET HAPPY. TRUST US.
HYPER DRONE X (SAT-BOX, Mar 31st, $8.59) - A high-tech drone racing game that's fun for the whole family! Pass around the Joy-Con and compete with up to four players! Find your favorite among more than twenty drones to choose from! Race through buildings, cities, nature, and more! Lots of unique courses to discover! Steer through rings to get a boost of speed! Use dash items and fly rings to accelerate ahead of your opponents! Gyro controls available too! Let your hands guide you! Free Race Aim for the top time on your favorite track! Grand Prix Choose four courses and battle for first place! Up to four players can join in the high-speed fun! Enjoy drone racing with your friends and family!
Kombinera (Atari, Apr 7th, $14.99) - Control multiple colored balls simultaneously in this brain-bending puzzle platformer. It's up to you to combine every ball and complete each perilous level. Can you solve them all? Can you save King Kombine from the Kave of Kaos?
Logistics Simulator (Megame, Mar 31st, $9.99) - Logistics Simulator is a realistic logistics company management simulator, a mixture of the tycoon genre and a realistic heavy transport simulator. Your grandfather left you a large logistics company with a warehouse and heavy equipment as a legacy. You have to learn how to manage a big business, take on the most difficult orders and deliver on time. Take control of your company and turn your modest warehouse into a major world-class logistics center by gradually increasing storage space and expanding transport routes for cargo transportation. A transport empire is what you should strive for! Operate a large multi-ton crane or reachstacker to load and unload trucks, ships and trains.
Micro Stunt Machina (Pix Arts, Apr 9th, $4.99) - Micro Stunt Machina is a casual game perfect mix of puzzle and arcade. On 80 Levels, get your micro-cars to the finish line going through obstacles over micro-tracks. Use the correct actions to get your vehicules throughout the different housing sceneries.
With a very high depth of play, you'll enjoy long hours of fun guaranteed.
Mokoko X (NAISU, Apr 7th, $11.49) - AboutMokoko X was inspired from the arcade games from 1980s and 1990s, a popular gaming style back in the time. Mokoko X looks to resurrect the soul of the arcade genre while adding a modern touch. There are 32 levels in Mokoko X; each level has its own unique boss and minions. The main goal is assisting the girls that need help from the weird bosses. This is sometimes passing a mobile game level, sometimes helping out with the insects in the kitchen.
Pad of Time (Markanime Studios, Apr 13th, $7.99) - It's time to play a 2.5D retro-style platformer, but with a twist. Now thanks to the time machine called "Pad of Time" you can explore the past, present and future of each level. Get ready to face tough bosses and try a new way to play levels with different playable characters: the balanced Mark, the fast July and the strong Art.
Pocket Rockets (Entity3, Apr 1st, $0.99) - Fly rockets through dangerous and challenges courses in Pocket Rockets. Simply navigate left or right to thrust the rocket around the course. Collect coins, unlock rockets and don't run out of fuel! Enjoy some retro pixelated fun and experience a new challenge!
Princess Farmer (Whitehorn Digital, Mar 31st, $14.99) - Princess Farmer is a match3 puzzle and visual novel game with easy to learn action mechanics and different difficulty levels that let you breeze through the game or challenge you to earn more rewards. The story is played in episodes, much like magical-girl anime, with each lasting between 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your chosen difficulty level, your skills, and whether you decide to skip dialogue interactions. Different level goals keep you on your toes and bring a fresh approach to the match3 genre. Dialogue options let you choose how Princess Farmer interacts with her friends, affecting your relationships with them. Make them your BFF and they may reward you with gifts!
Radioactive Dwarfs: Evil From the Sewers (ChiliDog Interactive, 7th Apr, $4.99) - Old-timers just keep saying that they don’t do old-school action games anymore like they used to. Well, that’s not totally true — Radioactive Dwarfs is an epic example of the fact that these games are still alive and kicking! Right from the box you’ll get top-down retro-action with a thrilling story of mutated dwarfs that kidnap, kill and eat people. Our heroine has decided to stop the dwarf threat on her own. She’ll venture deep down and below to find every dwarf and shoot it with her trusty gun. Grenades will come in handy as well. We can assure you that this game is a blast for every person who likes retro games, and always in a mood for some jokes with B-movie flavour.
Red White Yellow Zinger (Takahiro Miyazawa, Apr 7th, $12.00) - - A puzzle game in which blocks are erased in the order of red, white, and yellow! - Collaboration with popular music creator Room97! This is a falling puzzle in which six blocks of three different colors are lined up and erased. The blocks can only be erased in order. Blocks of indelible colors can be aligned first to form a chain. BGM is played while the block disappears and until the next block disappears. In the meantime, you can keep the BGM playing by aligning the next block and continuing to erase it. Advanced users can even play a full song. All songs are in collaboration with popular music creator Room97! The wide range of sounds, from K-POP to nostalgic melodies, employing a variety of singers, enhances the pleasantness of the combo.
Rocket Cows (Entity3, Apr 8th, $0.99) - Strap rockets to cows and take out those abducting little aliens in this destructive physics game! Aim and lauch to smash down the aliens structures or go for a direct hit. Rotate freely around the island to search for hidden aliens and TNT barrels. 80 Great levels and hours of fun!
Seashell (High Tea Frog, Mar 31st, $3.99) - Each shell is different, pick up and examine the ones that catch your eye. Rare shells need certain conditions to appear, can you solve the mystery? Try to collect the biggest and smallest of each species, while enjoying our calming music system and wave ambience. Learn all about the creatures who lived inside the sea shells, in fascinating descriptions written by marine biologist and author, Dr Helen Scales. Discover lovely hand drawn shell sketches for every new shell you find.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (Frogwares, Apr 7th, $29.99) - SOMETHING DARKER IS TAKING ROOT IN LONDON. Is it just smoke and mirrors from cunning crooks or is something darker at play here? Each case will require you to strike the right balance between logic, gut instinct, morality, and superstitious beliefs. Track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human soul, be it from this world or possibly another. PUT YOUR DETECTIVE SKILLS TO THE TEST: While playing as the great detective gifted with exceptional powers of observation, you will untangle a web of intrigue, lies and misdirection, all culminating in one final grand revelation. For the first time in his mind-boggling career, he must fight to keep a secret, rather than to reveal it.
Slipstream (Blitworks, Apr 7th, $9.99) - Slipstream is a racing game inspired by the visuals, music, games and cars from the late 80s and early 90s. It's built on a custom game engine, with an authentic retro feel and unique graphics that allows the player to -literally- go back in time. The soundtrack, drawing from synth pop and jazz fusion influences, sets the tone for a race across a variety of exotic locations from all around the world, including cities, deserts, forests, mountains and beaches. Drifting, rewind and slipstreaming mechanics add depth to the driving gameplay, and the result is a challenging and exciting experience. - Read our Slipstream review
Spingram (Pixehn, Apr 7th, $4.99) - * This game contains no text and can be played regardless of language. Spingram is an exciting puzzle game that will blow your brain, with hundreds of levels and an extraordinary design. Our minds love challenges, and Spingram goes the extra mile to challenge players' gray matter. The goal of the game is to reconstruct the pattern presented in the preview by rotating the blocks in any direction. To align the trace perfectly you will need to examine the position and orientation of the original. If you are in trouble, you can always start over or undo the last move.
Super Car Driver (Pixelmob, Apr 1st, $13.99) - Prepare for the excitement and joy of taking part in one of the greatest motor sports events! In the game you will get the chance to drive around the festival grounds and beyond, exploring the whole sunny area where this amazing event is taking place in. Drive around varied, demanding courses. Explore the festival grounds, the neighboring area, avoid obstacles and try to reach the goal as fast as possible!
tERRORbane (WhisperGames, Apr 1st, $15.99) - About This GameIn tERRORbane, you'd expect to save a generic fantasy RPG world from evil, right? Instead, the Developer who created the game keeps on commenting on everything you do, funny bugs and glitches keep on popping up everywhere you go and nothing seems to work the way it should? ! What's a good Player to do, but dish out his trusty BUG LIST and use bugs to his advantage to get to the ending credits sequence? There's nothing that could go hilariously wrong, right? Become the TERRORBANE, saviour of the world!
THE CARD Perfect Collection (D3 Publisher, Mar 31st, $14.99) - 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! Challenges and Rewards! Complete a variety of achievements, unlocking new game backgrounds and music tracks, or test your mettle in challenge mode, where you'll have to take on an assortment of puzzling trials!
The Last Friend (Skystone Games, Apr 7th, $14.99) - In a world that has become yet another post-apocalyptic future where humanity is distracted by chaos, destruction, rampant mutants and a thing called surviving, something even more sinister is afoot... The World's doggos are disappearing! Now enters Alpha (you) who at an early age lost his man's best friend... While traveling the wastelands he comes across some mutants up to no good dognapping a lost puppy! During this battle he discovers has the ability to understand what the pup can say and his name is T. Juan! Now T. Juan joins Alpha on this grand adventure looking for answers about what truly has happened to all the doggos. It’s time to join them and put dem paws to the pavement! Woof!
Traditional Braves (Daidai, Apr 7th, $19.99) - This is turn-based Simulation RPG. Rules are simple and reasonable, but never easy. We made the new Thinking Program "SESS-AI", so enemies are very strong. Probably, stronger than other SRPG you know. Enemies do many many actions. Normal Attack, Magic Attack, Healing, Pull, Pushing, Exchange, Lifting, Disturb, Increase and Decrease parameters, Create and Remove Jamming Area, Blocking, Guarding, Inviting, and... Run Away! You will be surprised at them. Of course, you can also do these actions. Beat the Thinking Program "SESS-AI" in the simulation battle!
Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge (Last Dimension, 31st Mar, $9.99) - After a long day of saving the known Universe from monstrous threats, Galactic hero Serena S finds an insulting message in her Spacebook feed. This is obviously a cause to embark on a quest to punish the troll in question, who just happens to be The Space Prince himself - Chad Galactic! Guide Serena through 7 stages of shmup action, jumping, shooting, and yet decidedly more jumping and shooting to her ultimate goal of total humiliation of her foe. Ultionus is a love-letter to the home computer action games of the late 80s and early 90s, and features tons of lovingly crafted pixel art, and a rockin' chiptune soundtrack by the legendary Jake 'Virt' Kaufman.
Vampire: The Masquerade New York Bundle (Draw Distance, Mar 30th, $28.99) - Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York and Shadows of New York are a unique, atmospheric, single-player narrative games, set in the rich universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. While Coteries are a general introduction to the world depicted in the 5th Edition of the hit tabletop role-playing game, the second game Shadows of New York presents a more personal and unique tale.
World of One (Grimwood Team, Apr 8th, $9.99) - Imagine... You live in your own small world that has everything you need – a cozy home, a backyard with a rocking chair, a beautiful garden, and your own amusement park with music and unlimited amounts of fireworks to launch. You even have a Ferris wheel to touch the stars! Nothing stands between you and this secluded paradise, only an unsettling feeling in the back of your mind that something is going wrong. At some point, it all dramatically changes and now you have to find out what this world really conceals…
Worm Run (Pix Arts, Apr 6th, $2.99) - Worm Run is an exciting endless arcade game in which you move the worm right or left, trying to avoid obstacles standing in your way, break the blocks to achieve the goal, collects the worm body items to increase its length, collect coins to unlocks new worms and complete the levels. 20 different characters to unlock and infinite levels guarantees you long hours of fun!
WRC 10 The Official Game (Nacon, Mar 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. With a hyper-realistic and ultra-precise physics engine, WRC 10 has made the feeling of driving even better, with better aerodynamic force, turbo and braking management, on all surfaces. The sound design has also been revamped to reinforce the immersion. A particularly competitive eSport, with daily and weekly challenges, and clubs so you can create your own competitions, drivers can measure themselves against the community at their own levels. - Read our WRC 10 The Official Game review
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!