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
MY LITTLE PONY: A Maretime Bay Adventure (Outright Games, 27th May, $39.99) - Bring magic back to Equestria and play with the new generation of MY LITTLE PONY characters, in an adventure full of fun, fashion and good friends! Earth Pony Sunny wants to make the world a better place by hosting Maretime Bay Day, a forgotten celebration of friendship and magic. But some pony is out to spoil the celebration – only you can help Sunny throw the most magical celebration Equestria has ever seen. Use your magic to put on fashion shows, find the cutest animals and fly with the Pegasi. Customize your ponies by unlocking new skills and accessories, including new hats and jewelry, rollerblades and fashion magic. And you can invite another player for multiplayer minigames! MY LITTLE PONY: A Maretime Bay Adventure will be available on May 27.
Kao the Kangaroo (Tate Multimedia, 27th May, $29.99) - Kao the Kangaroo is a beautiful 3D platformer jam-packed with fun, exploration, adventure and mystery! Join Kao, the feisty furball, as he embarks on an unforgettable quest to uncover the secrets surrounding the disappearance of his father. He’ll traverse rich environments filled with hazards, puzzles and foes. Each turn uncovers another clue, and reveals a secret world bubbling under the surface. Kao the Kangaroo will be available on May 27.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Accident (Duality, 28th Jun, $14.99) - The course of each accident consists of several stages and possibilities: Providing assistance to accident victims. It is necessary to check the condition of accident victims and help those who need it most. Every accident is different so it is necessary to assess the situation quickly. This can include stopping the bleeding, performing CPR, and putting the victims in a safe position. After the rescue operation and secure accident area, discover the reasons of the tragedy.
Arcade Archives TRIO THE PUNCH (HAMSTER, May 19th, $7.99) - "TRIO THE PUNCH" is a side-scrolling action game released by Data East in 1990. In 1990, the "three strong men" appeared at the game center and were wrapped in a whirlpool of laughter⁉ The priest barks! Cursed by sheep! And a hot man runs around!
Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers (PQube, 27th May, $19.99) - "More Than Just a Retro Romance - Balance social life with the intensity of running an esports team in a retrofuturistic world where arcades dominate the gaming scene. After the success of the award-winning visual novel Arcade Spirits, Fiction Factory Games are back with a ground-breaking standalone sequel. Customizable Characters - Design your own character and rival using a massively expanded character creator. Choose your pronouns, shape your personality, feelings, and preferences, then see them reflected in the story. Alter your character and change your pronouns after every chapter to see what reflects you best! 9 Romance Paths & Multiple Endings - Choose how your story plays out while interacting with a diverse group of lovable individuals. Build your own championship legend and let your relationships blossom into beautiful friendships. . . or perhaps more?
Bad Writer (mazette!, 19th May, $5.99) - "Hello! My name is Emily and I just lost my job. So I decided to chase my dream and try to make it as a writer. I have the support of my wife Cleo, and enough savings for a month. After that, we'll see what happens. But I know I can do it! I just need to stick with writing and submitting short stories each day. " You play Emily, a struggling writer, trying to make it in the big bad world of short story publishing. You walk around your house, getting ideas, and writing stories. Try not to get too distracted, or you will get sad that you hadn't written during the day. Get too sad, and it's game over. She gives up and gets a new job doing something far less fun and stressful.
Beatus Creation Solitaire (Beatus Creation, 26th May, $19.99) - Play with VTuber super crew “Beatus Creation” in the classic card game “Spider Solitaire”! Unlock new themes, illustrations, and stamps designed based on each member of Beatus Creation using the coins you earn each time you clear a stage. Use the stickers to decorate your sticker book and create your very own album! - Each member of the Beatus Creation crew voices each character - 70 puzzles to solve ranging from easy to hard difficulty levels - User-friendly functions such as “Hints” and “Redo (once)” are available in-game - Simple controls for quick and easy gameplay to enjoy during your free time
Coloring Pixels: Collection 1 (ToastieLabs, 26th May, $7.95) - The objective is quite simple: each level contains numerous uncoloured pixels and it is your job to colour them in. Each pixel is numbered; this number corresponds with a colour in your palette. Select a colour from the palette and paint each of its corresponding pixels. Correctly colour all pixels in a level to finish it! Coloring Pixels is a great way to wind down, you can just sit back and relax. With 180 levels, you can have hours of fun. This collection contains 8 themed books: Isometric book - all images in this pack are created from a unique isometric perspective. Space book - inspired by space, rockets, astronomy, and other planetary bodies. Pattern book - inspired by optical illusions and colourful patterns. Vistas book - inspired by beautiful scenery, skylines, landscapes, and forests. Flowers book - expect to indulge in vibrant colours, beautiful bouquets, and floral patterns.
Egg Runner (Pix Arts, May 20th, $2.39) - Help The Egg to collect coins and power ups in this endless runner. Unlock new characters and defeat enemies. Egg Runner is a simple yet addictive game that will bring you hours of fun.
Eye Exercise – Ver. kompeito (kids room, May 26th, $1.99) - The screen looks 3D! I can see it! Do you have "stereoscopic vision"? The way to do it is to look at your hand as if you were looking at the distance. If you are not sure, ask a nearby teacher or adult. When you start the game, the stereoscopic view begins. Please move to the right while avoiding obstacles. The stages are endless and the difficulty level increases little by little. It is fun even if the game is over. You will be able to continue the game by pressing the "A" button.
Farm Tycoon (SONKA, 27th May, $19.99) - From seeds to vegetables and processed products. There are animals, meat processing plants, farming machines, workers with different skill sets, warehouses with cooling, anti-pesticides, and many more. A lot of different strategies can be successfully executed to make the farm profitable. You can surely make a jack-of-all-trades farm to min-max the systems, but perhaps just a fully sustainable and independent apple juice company can drive the prices up and be more profitable? Maybe using only eco-friendly energy sources will pay off in the long run, especially with the government grant? Or you just *love* beef steaks and want to make the best quality filet mignon in the world? Any farm-related business idea seems possible in Farm Tycoon! It’s the first game of its kind made with consoles in mind from the ground up. The whole user interface is tailored to sticks and buttons, without the usual hassle of virtual cursors present in the genre.
Flewfie’s Adventure (Valorware, June 1st, $9.99) - One day, disaster strikes on the sweet, colorful world of Cutemellow – a cruel, angry cat named Uzzu and their swarm of monsters have invaded! Under their orders, they begin wreaking havoc on the once peaceful planet … Who is Uzzu and what do they want? When they break into the best laboratory of Cutemellow, they take off with Scientist Snail’s top secret experiments with one goal in mind: To take control over Cutemellow and all surrounding worlds! Join Flewfie on this epic adventure! Fly across the sticky Caramel Coves, the shimmering scenes of the Crystal Plains and sneak through the murky depths of the Abandosphere – and explore each world to discover many quests on your journey! With the help of your friends Scientist Snail, Bunn Bunn and Pinky Panda, can you put an end to the chaos and stop Uzzu?
Freezer Pops (eastasiasoft, 27th May, $9.99) - After Brazilian game developer Alexandre loses his university scholarship and his roommate decides to travel the world, he’s faced with an unexpected challenge: paying the rent for his apartment all by himself. Desperate for a quick solution, he picks up on a tip that selling gourmet freezer pops at the beach nearby could rake in the extra funds he needs. Freezer Pops is a bara visual novel where you take the role of Alexandre as he tries to take control of his career and love life. Visit locals throughout the neighborhood and the beach, meet romanceable guys, and get ready as the competition heats up against an old lady who runs a freezer pops family empire! Make decisions and dialogue choices to affect how the story develops and which of the guys helps Alexandre solve his troubles!
Jade Order (Tortuga Xel, 27th May, $6.99) - Return from exile and restore the power balance of a secluded land. Play as an ancient warrior that has been tasked to light the sealed beacons of its millenary Order. Avoid the impending doom and complete 50 different puzzles as you aid the Jade Goddess cleanse the land from the cursed flames of the plague. Learn and cast 4 different blessings, powerful lightning-based skills granted by the Sacred Spark of the Goddess, each with a specific use to overcome different types of hurdles and defeat the forces of the Ashen Plague. Each puzzle will pose extra challenges. Use strategy and intuition to complete them at your own pace. The cry for help has been heard. Do you have what it takes to bring peace to the land while traversing the old ruins of the forgotten Jade Order?
Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis (Valorware, 1st Jun, $9.99) - Something strange is happening in Razore City! Missing persons and bizarre deaths have been increasing at alarming rates and some suspect the mysterious girl seen around the city wearing a fox mask is the cause … but there’s just no proof! Shōkan Corp need someone expendable – a nobody, like YOU – to investigate these occurrences and get closer to the mysterious girl. They will reward you handsomely for each solved case – and even more if you’re able to pin down the “Girl in the Fox Mask. ” Sounds too good to be true? Watch your back or you may find yourself facing a similar fate. . . Control your own Razore City denizen as you are tasked by the mysterious Shōkan Corp to investigate numerous bizarre happenings around the city and track down the mastermind behind it all, the strange girl in the fox mask, in this RPG adventure.
Pixel Game Maker Series KINGDOM FIGHTER (Gotcha Gotcha, 26th May, $13.99) - Pixel Game Maker Series KINGDOM FIGHTER is a fighting game. The game features 8 unique characters with different abilities, allowing players to enjoy the game in a variety of styles. Each character has a variety of special moves and super special moves that can be easily unleashed with the touch of a button! Characters can move horizontally as well as vertically, so you can defeat your opponents while dodging their attacks! Hidden characters and costumes are added as you progress through the game, so be sure to uncover them all! In addition to the one-player story mode, the game also supports split-play, allowing two players to play against each other! 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™.
PRIDE DANCE Out & Proud (IV Productions, May 26th, $14.99) - Pride Dance Out & Proud is a celebration of Pride events around the world and all things LGBTQ+. Dance your way through the streets of the most iconic cities around the globe! Move your body in Dance Mode or get ready to change the world in Rhythm Mode. With "Dance Duels'' you can even make hateful bosses bite the dust and turn them into fabulous allies with Prideality! You will be leading Parades in important cities all around the world, capturing the exuberance, color and inclusive nature of all Pride Parades. All game modes can be played individually or locally with friends, as well as three difficulty levels (Virgin, Vicious, Queen). You will find unique events and characters that reflect every city of the parade. Be loud, be proud and spread the message of love!
Mechanic Battle (MobilWay, May 25th, $7.99) - Let the race for the title of the best car mechanic begin! Pick up your tools and work your magic in order to bring old, rusty wrecks back to their former glory. Hours of blood, sweat, customising, and repairs will allow you to create the ultimate beast of a vehicle, capable of facing the rest of the best in a series of gruelling races!
Mischief Dungeon Life (Cyberstep, May 26th, $19.90) - “Mischief Dungeon Life" is an isekai fantasy novel game in which Renji is reborn in another world as a demon. He encounters various heroines while playing a big role in the fates of both the Demon Clan and the Human Tribe. This bishojo game released in 2020 from the brand "Calcite" has been remade for the "CS Novel Club" platform so that it can be enjoyed by people of various ages around the world.
Nail Salon: Style and Makeup Bag (Cooking & Publishing, 19th May, $3.20) - Create your manicure nails in the Nintendo Switch™ System with Nail Salon: Style and Makeup Bag. - Choose beautiful nail polish colors, gradients, glitters, textures, patterns and amazing shapes. - You'll be able to add amazing stickers and gems to your designs. - Get a perfect manicure and give your hands the treatment they deserve to shine.
REMOTE LIFE (Ratalaika Games, 27th May, $18.99) - REMOTE LIFE is a 2D side-scrolling Shoot 'Em Up (shmup). Experience a fast paced action game with striking aesthetics. The gorgeously animated 3D graphics are full of creepy monsters, ominous backgrounds, and menacing bosses. Featuring 16 different unique combat missions, get ready to fly through a vibrant and haunting alien world.
Sakura Succubus 5 (Gamuzumi, 26th May, $9.99) - Hiroki is now prepared to settle down and enjoy a quiet life. Fate, however, has other plans, after Hifumi becomes embroiled with Princess Stephania Sofia Maria Isabella: a noblewoman who hails from the small European country, Astoria. Stephania asks Hifumi to stay with her in Astoria, so she might teach her about karuta, and share with her stories about Japan. In Astoria, Hiroki meets and befriends both Princess Stephania and her dutiful maid, Elizabeth. As the days pass, both the princess and her maid begin to show an interest in Hiroki. Could Elizabeth be more than she's letting on - and what, exactly, is she scheming?
sCATch: The Painter Cat (Isaias Game Dev, $2.50) - CATch is a puzzle game where the objective is find the exit after paint all the wall of the maze with the right colors and using the items with different mechanics.
Senren * Banka (NekoNyan, 27th May, $31.49) - Deep in the mountains lies Hoori, a small village so remote that no trains stop there. Due to its isolation, it has resisted the spread of civilization. However, its rustic charm and hot springs have transformed it into a famous tourist destination. One of the village's biggest draws is the divine blade Murasamemaru, stuck in a stone from which no one has been able to pull it out of. . . until our protagonist Arichi Masaomi manages to break it in half. Before he can even come to grips with what just happened, he's forced to make amends for what he's done. How, you might ask? By marrying the village's shrine maiden, of course! He's already in way over his head, but this is just the start of his mysterious and unfathomable new life in this village. Masaomi then goes on to meet his new fiancée, discovers an enigmatic and strange girl that only he can touch and begins to learn about the curse afflicting the village of Hoori.
Super Hero Driving School (BoomBit Games, May 19th, $9.99) - It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! Or maybe a car? What the hell is that thing? I want to drive this right now! If you ever feel this way when seeing some of your favourite super hero vehicles, you’re in the right place! So buckle up and prepare for super fun times in Super Hero Driving School. Because even heroes need a driving licence, you know! Drive, and fly unique super hero vehicles and perform stunts like never before. Unlock multiple crazy and colorful tracks that will put your driving skills to the test, believe me. And be careful, because super heroes can have super crashes!
Super Toy Cars Offroad (Eclipse Games, 27th May, $19.99) - Find your own way in this fast-paced arcade racing game where you control miniature offroad cars that speed through amazing tracks populated with supersized everyday objects. Drive your offroad vehicle where no other toy has gone before! Leave your own trail through burning beach sands among suncream and sandcastles, or step in virgin snow among huge snowboards and ski goggles, or through any of the impressively detailed 15 tracks available in the game. In Super Toy Cars Offroad you can choose between 20 very different vehicles, ranging from ATV, buggies, cars, and big trucks. Picking a fast vehicle is important but a tough one too! Competition ain't gonna be soft on you and size matters, so choose wisely and crush your opponents under your wheel or leave them behind eating the dust! In no other game will you revive better that feeling of playing with your toy cars when you were a kid during your holidays or a short trip to the playground.
The Big Con – GRIFT OF THE YEAR EDITION (Mighty Yell, June 1st, $14.99) - Hustle your way across the ‘90s as a runaway teen con artist. Choose how to make your scratch as you don disguises, pick pockets, and rip people off in this comedic crime-filled adventure.
Toonkars Racer (Weakfish Studio, 28th May, $1.75) - Toonkars Racer is Cute and Toon Racing Game, You Can Race These Sweet Toon Cars With Low Poly Designed Graphics! Race in 4 Uniquely Designed Levels, Your Vehicle Can Drift, Keep Control! Can You Win the Race on Desert, Snow, and Volcano Themed Maps? You Can Modify Your Vehicle As You Want, Wheels, Colors, Model, and Many More Parts! Cars are Fully Customizable! A Comfortable Racing Experience Against Bots!
Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms (UNICO, 26th May, $14.99) - Welcome to Twin Blades of the Three Kingdoms, a retro-style RPG based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Guided by a legendary sword, watch as the story of our hero Xu Shu unfolds from the “Yellow Turban Rebellion” through to the “Battle of the Red Cliffs”. ◆ Over 120 beautifully illustrated generals Watch this exciting story unfold through the exploits and encounters of these heroes. ◆ A Flexible party system just like your favourite TRPGs Command your troops via a retro-style menu system. An array of characteristic generals bring their skills to the table to add spice to each battle. Grow your entourage as the story progresses and form your own unique party to best compliment your individual playing style. ◆ An 8-bit retro soundtrack to capture the exquisite world of Romance of the Three Kingdoms From the smallest skirmishes to the largest boss-battles, let the meticulously arranged retro-tunes of BUNBUN guide you through this journey!
Underland: The Climb (QUByte Interactive, 26th May, $3.99) - Underland: The Climb is a platformer-puzzle game, a direct sequel to the previous title Underland, where the player helps Ivy to survive an extraterrestrial attack. On the journey the player must use different kinds of tools to be able to dig the ground, avoid acid, enemies and go through very strange places. Use the elements of the scenery, such as picks and many others to drill the soil to the indicated location. Destructive terrain, fluid mechanics and the laws of physics must be handled correctly to solve the puzzles. Game Features - 30 different levels to complete; - Beautiful pixel art; - More well-constructed and complex puzzles than the previous game; - Offers a good and fun challenge; Developed by MiniCactus Games and published by QUByte Interactive
World Map: Crafted City Builder (Cooking & Publishing, 18th May, $4.99) - Build the most important monuments in the world in this puzzle game, where the important thing is not to know where the piece matches, but to have the ability to put it in the right place at the right time. If you're excited about solving real puzzles, you're sure to love World Map: Crafted City Builder too!
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!