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
MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK (Capcom, 30th Jun, $39.99) - Rise again and join the hunt! MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK is the monstrous new expansion for MONSTER HUNTER RISE, the critically-acclaimed and top-selling MONSTER HUNTER title that released on Nintendo Switch in March 2021. The story of MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK begins following the heroic defense of Kamura Village that concludes in MONSTER HUNTER RISE. In addition to the new storyline, the expansion will introduce new monsters, new additions to combat and the Master Rank quest difficulty.
Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course - (StudioMDHR, 30th Jun, $7.99) In Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course, Cuphead and Mugman are joined by a new character, Ms. Chalice, for a DLC add-on adventure on a new island! With new weapons, charms and Ms. Chalice’s abilities, take on a new cast of multi-faceted, screen-filling bosses to assist Chef Saltbaker in Cuphead’s final challenging quest.
Portal: Companion Collection (Valve Corporation, 28th Jun, $19.99) - Award-winning gameplay, dark humor and groundbreaking exploration come to Nintendo Switch. Break the laws of spatial physics in ways you never thought possible with a highly experimental portal device. Solve mind-bendingly bizarre puzzles and face off against a lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. Meet an expanded cast of characters as you think your way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of the laboratories and a wider variety of portal puzzles. Plus, Portal 2 includes a co-operative game mode with local, split-screen and online multiplayer, so you and a friend can act and think cooperatively. The friendly cubes and deadly turrets of Portal and Portal 2 are hurtling your way in the Portal: Companion Collection. - Read our Portal: Companion Collection review
Little Noah: Scion of Paradise (Cygames, 28th Jun, $14.99) - In this casual roguelite action game, you play as young alchemist Noah, accompanied by her cantankerous cat companion Zipper. During a storm, Noah crash-lands in ancient ruins. The layout of these multilayered dungeons changes every time you enter them. Recruit allies called Lilliputs and use items you collect to challenge the enemies and ruin bosses. If you get knocked out during your adventure, you can use items you’ve earned to power up and come back stronger than ever. String together combos and perform powerful elemental attacks to defeat foes.
Rabbids: Party of Legends (Ubisoft, 30th Jun, $39.99) - Embark on a legendary journey with the Rabbids in this hilarious party game! Join them on an incredible quest, filled with hilarious moments and colorful characters. Gather with up to four friends for local multiplayer and build a custom playlist of favorite minigames to curate a perfect party night. Discover a legendary story and enjoy a multitude of ridiculously fun games in the most epic Rabbids party yet.
Yurukill: The Calumniation Games (IzanagiGames, 5th Jul, $39.99) - Accused of a horrific crime you didn’t commit, you find yourself in Yurukill Land – a mysterious amusement park filled with life-threatening attractions you must survive if you desire freedom. Writer Homura Kawamoto, best known for his hit title Kakegurui, writes a twisted and multifaceted story that will keep you wanting more. In addition to an in-depth story, Yurukill also features shoot-’em-up gameplay by renowned developer G.Rev and online leaderboards allowing you to see how you rank among the competition.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Almost My Floor (Sometimes You, 1st Jul, $7.99) - Almost My Floor - point & click detective in a frightening atmosphere of sinister nightmares. Each step may end up fatal. Solve the mystery of the house #9 residents or go crazy. Labyrinth of endless floors will not let go of their victim without a fight. For Alex, this is the story of a long journey home. All that dwells inside exists between fiction and reality. It is time to face the monsters, meet the other house residents and determine their fate. But the most important thing is to escape the depths of terror… and try to remain sane afterwards. For Detective Adam Trust, unraveling secrets is the life's work. He's not keen on giving up, so he will learn everything there is to learn about house #9. Although this time, the price of his ambition may end up too high.
Beasties (Just For Games, 1st Jul, $14.99) - The Beasties live in complete harmony and symbiosis with humans. But this harmony gets cracked after the disappearance of a Beastiemaster. The guild of Beastiemasters sends you to an isolated village to find out what happened to the master. Will you find the master and restore the old balance? This game offers you: - Strategical match-3 brawling - Many monsters with a unique design - A fulsome solo campaign - Large area for free-form exploration - Colorful and hand painted world - Monster taming and training - A relaxing atmosphere
Black Wolf (eastasiasoft, 30th Jun, $2.49) - Take the role of the titular Black Wolf as you run, jump, dash and wall slide through side-scrolling stages collecting bones and trying to survive! Arrow signs will guide you and provide hints to navigating the tricky terrain, while red flags serve as checkpoints along the way. If the Black Wolf falls, you’ll instantly be transported to the last flag, giving you a second chance at survival. Overcome single-screen challenges one at a time, then advance to test your platforming skills in the next area. A tough but rewarding action platforming adventure awaits! Will you answer the call of the wild?
CAN ANDROIDS SURVIVE (Apriori Digital, 28th Jun, $9.99) - Becoming a walking, 2-ton supply line in a new shortform sandbox mech FPS from the writer of Can Androids Pray. In Can Androids Survive, you are a battlefield courier, sent to an active warzone on the Moon to deliver supplies to Starbound Alliance bases--even if it costs your life in the process. Battle a draining fuel gauge, hordes of mechanized hazards, and a treacherous lunar surface to unravel the nature of your existence. Jettison fuel through your exhaust ports to escape stellar float mines and launch your chassis across craters. End the war itself--by destroying the field. In 2143, a rogue AI commandeers the defense satellites surrounding a dead Earth, and blows up the Moon. This is how you do it.
Casual Gaming Bundle (CGA Studio Games, 27th Jun, $14.99) - Includes Pinball Lockdown, Pinball Freedom, and Crazy Zen Mini Golf.
Comic Coloring Book Complete Edition: COLORS (RedDeerGames, 28th Jun, $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!
DARK MINUTE: Kira’s Adventure (Feardemic, 30th Jun, $9.99) - 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!
Dino Tales (Kuato Studios, 30th June, $11.99) - The multi-award-winning Dinosaur kids app, Dino Tales, is now on Nintendo Switch. Dino Tales takes you on a journey to a vivid, prehistoric world full of fun activities and places to explore. Take a ride on River Rapids, brave the Scary Cave, witness an erupting volcano and dig for fossils. This game is perfect for primary/elementary school kids to play while levelling up their imagination and Dinosaur knowledge.
Family Bundle (CGA Studio Games, 27th Jun, $17.99) - Includes Chill Panda, Crazy Zen Codeword, and Santa Tracker.
Fillit (11Sheep, 30th Jun, $7.99) - Over 90 Single Player Levels Increasingly challenging levels and crazy evil new enemies will come at you from all directions. Couch Multiplayer Madness Destroy your friends in lightning-fast matches of up to four players! Remember, it’s just a game, so don’t hold a grudge! Team Up Happiness is to be shared. Beat your enemies together with a friend, in over 40 Local Co-Op challenging levels. Power-Ups Make the Difference Be the terror of the fight with nasty power-ups that will make everyone run for their lives.
Gamedec (Untold Tales, 1st Jul, $29.99) - Gamedec is a single-player cyberpunk isometric RPG. You are a game detective, who solves crimes inside virtual worlds. Use your wits to gather info from your witnesses and suspects, getting to the bottom of deceptive schemes. The game continually adapts to your decisions and never judges. Gamedec is a single-player non-combat cyberpunk isometric RPG. You are a game detective, who solves crimes inside virtual worlds. Use your wits to gather info from your witnesses and suspects, get to the bottom of deceptive schemes, save lives, and investigate the extraordinary relationships between virtual worlds and their inhabitants.
Gliding Square (Weakfish Studio, 29th Jun, $2.80) - Gliding Square is a 2. 5D Casual Game, Collect All Points and Pass Levels by Gliding, But Every Some Levels Have Protectors and We Must Not Hit Them! Glide Momentum and Collect Points, It'll Be Hard to Get Used to! But With Enough Acceleration, You Can Glide Very Well! There are 40 Unique Levels in the Game! Even if it looks simple! Not at all. You can be sure of that!
Ground Divers! (ARC SYSTEM WORKS, 30th Jun, $14.99) - Featuring mech designs by Shigeto Koyama, character designs by Kakeru Kakemaru, and a theme song by Hironobu Kageyama! Enjoy engaging strategy in a charming game world! Plough your way through 7 stages with great replayability, and dig up the unexplored secrets of rare matter!
Gum+ (RedDeerGames, 24th Jun, $1.99) - A sticky situation A blob of magical gum, needs your help. Solve any puzzle standing in his way. Push and pull blocks to make it to the next staircase in one piece. Be careful The traps you encounter will be deadly. Don't worry about making mistakes though. You can always backtrack or start the level all over again. Challenge yourself Earn trophies that will help you unlock new worlds. To get them you need to complete levels, with as few moves as possible. There are plenty of secrets to discover so make sure, to pay close attention.
Hourglass (Secret Item Games, 30th Jun, $12.49) - In Hourglass you can create a time-clone of yourself to solve challenging puzzles. You will play as Aywa, a young adventurer who is traveling to Egypt to find her missing father - an archeologist, who never returned from his latest expedition.
INSTANT SPORTS All-Stars (Just For Games, 4th Jul, $24.99) - In INSTANT SPORTS All-Stars, you can play a variety of feel-good activities directly inspired by All-american favorite sports! Experience America through 8 sports and activities. . . Baseball, American soccer, hockey, basketball, bowling, shooting and soccer. . . And don't forget the Burger Tower! Try to be the best on every fields! 3 environments - the warm atmosphere of a stadium, the energy of the city and the heat of western. . . - to triple your enjoyment! Travel without even getting off your couch. . . but still get some "exercise"! 24 ways to extend the fun! Specific rules for each activity in each environment make every single sport session a real discovery!
JETBOY (GameOverDog, 1st Jul, $5.99) - In Hourglass you can create a time-clone of yourself to solve challenging puzzles. You will play as Aywa, a young adventurer who is traveling to Egypt to find her missing father - an archeologist, who never returned from his latest expedition.
My Universe – Green Adventure: Farmer’s Friends (Microids, 30th Jun, $29.99) - In Hourglass you can create a time-clone of yourself to solve challenging puzzles. You will play as Aywa, a young adventurer who is traveling to Egypt to find her missing father - an archeologist, who never returned from his latest expedition.
Nakana Bundle #1 (Soul Searching + A Night at the Races + Infini) (Nakana.io, 1st Jul, $14.39) - Embark on a single or multiplayer survival adventure made of meaningful encounters with others. . . and yourself. Sail away from your homeland, visit new islands, discover the stories of their people, and learn about souls. The gameplay is about exploring and surviving, alone or as a crew of up to 4 travelers. You must deal with hunger, thirst, energy loss, merciless beasts, and the weather. You can fish, purchase new boats and tools, and even cast magic spells. There is not one correct play style or path to follow. Go where the wind blows and experiment on your own. Can you actually get lost when the journey is the destination?
Nakana Bundle #2 (Mythic Ocean + Journey of the Broken Circle + Cosmic Top Secret) (Nakana.io, 1st Jul, $15.99) - Teach the gods to create a better world - or mess it all up! Freely explore a vibrant ocean. Have relaxing, deep, and amusing conversations with six different gods and a cast of sea creatures. The advice you give continuously alters your story and leads to thousands of possible endings, ranging between harmony and pandemonium. Which god will rise above? What kind of universe will they create? Discover the outcomes of your choices.
Nakana Bundle #3 (EQQO + Lydia + Stilstand) (Nakana.io, 1st Jul, $5.59) - Unravel the threads of a poetic adventure inspired by Ethiopian mythology. Experience the moving tale of a mother, a blind child and an Egg, full of symbols and metaphors. Go on an immersive puzzle-adventure through sacred lands, ancient mechanisms and monumental edifices.
Nincat (GAME NACIONAL, 2nd Jul, $9.99) - Help the Ninja Cat go through the countless different Japanese villages, quickly perform the most awesome jumps, unlock new skills and complete all the 50 levels of this wonderful game.
Parasite Pack (Ratalaika Games, 1st Jul, $7.99) - Flea! is a challenging 2D platformer with an intriguing back story. Play as Henry the Hyperactive Flea who just can’t stop jumping! Meet weird characters and discover secrets while exploring 80 levels of brutally difficult yet nostalgic 8-bit mayhem. Tapeworm Disco Puzzle is a grid-based puzzle game where you play as a tapeworm; the local nightclub owner. Guide the tapeworm to avoid enemies and obstacles in 100 levels of retro-inspired challenging fun.
Quintus and the Absent Truth (eastasiasoft, 6th Jul, $9.99) - Alan Shaw’s daughter is missing, and the only one capable of helping him locate her may be a small mouse named Quintus. Join this odd pairing on their search for answers, using the differences in their size as an advantage. Quintus and the Absent Truth is a horror-themed adventure told in first-person perspective. Puzzles that Alan and Quintus encounter often require you to work out which character to use for the task at hand. Do you need Alan’s height to reach buttons, switches and items that are out of Quintus’ reach, or is a hole simply too tight for Alan to fit through? Only by working together can they discover the truth that they seek.
Rainbow Laser Disco Dungeon (Thalamus Digital, 1st Jul, $9.99) - It is the year 2084. Earth is ruled by evil robots from another dimension. All music has been outlawed. Dancing is strictly forbidden. Still, in the underground, the beat goes on. Earth's greatest musicologist, Dr. Dysco, has made a discovery: although they have proven themselves immune to all conventional weapons, music can be used to destroy the robots! Dysco begins constructing a musical arsenal to wipe out the robot invaders, but on the verge of completing the ultimate weapon known as the Rainbow Laser, Dysco vanishes! Can you find the Rainbow Laser? Can you survive the Dungeon and save Dysco?
Red White Yellow Cruising (Takahiro Miyazawa, 30th Jun, $12.00) - A puzzle game in which blocks are erased in the order of red, white, and yellow! - Collaboration with popular music creator Syunsuke! 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 Syunsuke! Passionate and lyrical songs enhance the comfort of combos.
Salaryman Shi (Cliax Games, 30th Jun, $4.99) - Traverse colorful environments, battle strange animals and master the power of your suitcases to... get to work on time? Salaryman Shi is a 2D platformer where you play as salaryman Takeshi Shi as you hurry to catch the bus to the office! Fifteen challenging levels stand between you and a paycheck, but fear not, as you have your trusty suitcases on your side.
Sine (Lonely Vertex, 30th Jun, $2.99) - Control a sine wave and avoid obstacles in more than 40 levels. Sine is a competitive arcade game with unique mechanics and compelling visuals. You control a sine wave, avoiding obstacles, racing to the finish, and collecting orbs scattered throughout levels ranging from simple to painfully difficult. The intuitive one-finger controls are easy to learn, but hard to master.
Squish (PM Studios, 28th Jun, $12.74) - A spoopy, squishy, and fast-paced party game where you and up to three gooey friends rave it up in an underground crypt as it collapses down on you. You must push blocks, dodge, and jump to survive the rave and squish your opponents. Last Skelegoo standing takes it all!
Taco Tom 2 (Penguin Pop Games, 29th Jun, $5.99) - Taco Tom is about to break up with his girlfriend Sally after a disappointing day at the amusement park, but then she mysteriously dies! Distraught but single, Tom finds interest in a squid named Sapphire. Will Tom and Sapphire start dating? Will he find out what really happened to Sally? The only way he can answer these questions is by making tacos. Tom might learn some unexpected answers about himself as well.
Timber Story (Ultimate Games, 4th Jul, $4.99) - A Tree has fallen and blocked the main road, luckily enough there is a kind lumberjack that could clear the fallen tree for a small favor. Go on a mission to find and rescue the lumberjacks best friend who has gone missing deep in the woods. Can you solve the puzzles and get lumberjacks friend out of the forest?
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!