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
LIVE A LIVE (Nintendo, 22nd Jul, $49.99) - A classic RPG is reborn! LIVE A LIVE has been revitalized in a stunning HD-2D visual style that blends 3D environments and modern effects with pixel-art characters and details. Play as different heroes through the ages and discover seven interwoven stories right from the start, from Prehistory to the Wild West, the Near Future and beyond. Each character has their own set of abilities and mechanics that change their gameplay. Use these character-specific abilities to excel in combat, progress through each chapter and learn how their stories are connected. LIVE A LIVE will be available on July 22.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Aery – Vikings (EpiXR, 21st Jul, $9.99) - Make your journey through a wonderful, exciting, and breathtaking world and enjoy the feeling of flying on your search for Valhalla. Follow an interesting storyline through a peaceful and fantastical world to rescue the Vikings from their destiny. Convince the Norse gods that you are worth their blessing and show your incredible maneuvering skills. This story-driven game is non-violent so that you can enjoy the intuitive and relaxing gameplay in 13 giant different stages that are waiting to be explored.
Animal Rivals: Up In The Air (Console Labs, 22nd Jul, $11.99) - Animal Rivals: Up In The Air is a racing game with ridiculous graphics. The game will let you dive into racing courses set in the air. Invite your friends and get together into the addictive quadratic animals world!
Arcade Archives DRAGON SABER (HAMSTER, 14th Jul, $7.99) - "DRAGON SABER" is a shooter released by NAMCO (Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.) in 1990. This title allows players to charge powerful shots by leaving the shot button untouched, as well as switch to a variety of other dragons with change items. Use these to make your way through stages and take down bosses!
Arsonist Heaven (eastasiasoft, 27th Jul, $4.99) - Get ready to blaze through your enemies with as much firepower as you can carry! It’s hunt or be hunted in a game of side-scrolling survival. Arsonist Heaven is an action platformer presented in retro pixel art style. Take the role of a hunter in a flame-retardant hazard suit and equipped with a jet pack as you traverse a wide variety of biomes, from forests and icy mountains to deserts and volcanic caverns. But be careful! Each stage is filled with roving enemies.
Bricky to Me (QUByte Interactive, 21st Jul, $3.99) - Bricky to Me is a puzzle-platformer that brings the idea of randomly arranged rooms to get through. Join the knight and a mysterious cat in a castle where the whole scenario is dynamically modified, creating rooms with incredible challenges to overcome. The game presents a simple but punishing gameplay. Avoid traps, eliminate the enemies, solve the puzzles, collect coins, do the right jumps and make sure to stay alive until you reach the boss fight or you’ll have to do everything all over again.
Bright Memory: Infinite Gold Edition (PLAYISM, 21st Jul, $19.99) - Bright Memory: Infinite combines the FPS and action genres to deliver a high-octane experience. Mix and match available skills and abilities to unleash magnificient combos on your enemies. Your trusted sword allows you to slash through crowds of enemies and even repel their gunfire. The guns you come across in-game can be customized with a variety of ammunitions. Choose between incendiary bombs, sticky grenades, homing missiles, and more to suit your situation. - Read our Bright Memory: Infinite review
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium (Capcom, 22nd Jul, $0.00) - Capcom is taking you back to the stadium with another collection of your favorite classic hits! Come see what's changed, and what's completely new, in Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium! Just Like the Good Old Days From 3D-rendered arcade cabinets to scanline filters, there's everything you need to recreate that arcade atmosphere. Fully customizable display settings let you craft your own personal experience and truly relive the glory days of arcade gaming. Brand New Ways to Play With gameplay rewind, speed adjustment, and the ability to save and load your game at any time, your old favorites will feel new all over again! - Read our Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium review
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Bundle (Capcom, 22nd Jul, $39.99) - Play more of your favorite
arcade hits from yesteryear. Includes SONSON for free!Get a great deal on 30 additional Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium titles with the Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Bundle. As a special bonus, you'll get Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium: Gan Sumoku!
Clutter Evolution: Beyond Xtreme (Ocean Media, 14th Jul, $9.99) - The best Clutter yet, with over 1700 puzzles for your entertainment. Many new Clutter variations mixed in with your old favorites for a Quest you'll never forget. A bonus "Abstract Quest" has been added for your enjoyment. As always, the Clutter levels are highly addicting and replayable. In addition, there are Sliders, Square Jigsaws & Box Quotes included. And wait until you see the new "Abstract" variations. You've never seen Clutter this fast & furious & challenging. And as always, the options let you play Clutter the way you want. And Favorites are back so you can collect the puzzles you want to play again and again.
Coromon (Freedom Games, 21st Jul, $19.99) - "In the region of Velua where Humans and Coromon live in harmony, a shady organization is on the verge of releasing a dark power upon the world. Will they succeed in their evil plans, or can they still be stopped? "Step into the role of a young hero joining the technologically advanced organisation of Lux Solis. Gather your favorite Coromon to create a powerful squad. Together with your Coromon, you'll have to train, fight and puzzle your way through an adventure-filled world!"
Darker Skies (SteelArtsSoftware, 14th Jul, $17.99) - The War is over, but the effects linger. Take control of Jack, a survivor of the War of the Worlds trying to rebuild a working Heat Ray to blow his way to freedom and light the spark that will rebuild civilization. Explore the Horrors of the world after interplanetary war, encounter psychotic enemies suffering from prolonged exposure to Red Weed. Collect parts from fallen Tripod's and rebuild your own Heat Ray and maybe even come face to face with the few surviving Martians themselves. Craft weapons and items and combine them in interesting ways to take out the creatures left by the war, sneak your way past, or just shoot your way through. You decide.
Deadliest Catch – Ocean Boat Driving & Fishing 2022 Simulator (Midnight Works, 14th Jul, $19.99) - In Deadliest Catch, you will have the opportunity to take part in dangerous sea races for prey and catch as many crabs as you could not imagine! Your task is not an easy one - you will have to struggle with time, catch quotas, migration of crabs, and, most importantly, with the sea itself. This is your destiny in the waters of Alaska!
Driving Quest (BoomHits, 15th Jul, $7.99) - Driving Quest is a realistic car driving game with a twist! You will get a chance to complete varying missions at day & night! Show your driving proficiency while you deliver pizzas & more! Driving Quest features precise steering, an authentic driving model, and a top view camera for full environmental awareness. In Driving Quest you will sit behind the steering wheel of one of multiple varied cars, trying to find your way around a complex and detailed city environment. Collect hidden Keys to get through closed gates, find secrets and surprises hidden around every corner.
Dungeon Slime Collection (Ratalaika Games, 22nd Jul, $4.99) - While walking in the forest, our slime fell into a slippery dungeon! Can you help him get out only by sliding to the dungeon’s walls? Dungeon Slime Collection is a bundle of two games, Dungeon Slime: Puzzle’s Adventure and Dungeon Slime 2: Puzzle in the Dark Forest.
Egg Over It: Fall Flat from the Top (Cooking & Publishing, 14th Jul, $3.99) - Take on a real tactical jumping adventure with Egg Over It: Fall Flat from the Top! ! ! A challenge where you'll have to lift the egg to the top in search of its source, but explore carefully; a single failed jump could lead to a long fall. Guide it through sewers, buildings, aerial vehicles and skyscrapers. Climb the egg to the top. Perform aerial moves, walk to be more precise or play using only the boosts. Avoid making a wrong move or you will fall into the sewers starting from the beginning.
Faith & Shield :Tower Defense Space Wars Game 2022 (Midnight Works, 14th Jul, $9.99) - In this game, your goal is to protect the human settlement from the incoming invaders. Robots and other creatures, never seen before on our planet, are eager to profit from the last resources that are still at the disposal of the last civilization. The only thing known is that they come from another galaxy. If you’re new to tower defense games, Faith & Shield: 4044 is fairly easy, making it the perfect intro to a world you’ll soon love.
Farm Manager 2022 (Ultimate Games, 21st Jul, $15.99) - Get ready for a logistic challenge in the next part of the best-selling series, which has been sold in over 120,000 copies! In Farm Manager 2022, as a farm manager, you have to ensure the right level of harvest, employee satisfaction, animal health, equipment efficiency and proper crop processing. You can buy new plots and use materials from abandoned buildings to expand your farm. Thanks to the new, more intuitive interface, employee management is even simpler.
First Time In Paris – Collector’s Edition (Ocean Media, 14th Jul, $9.99) - Join amateur travel blogger Kate Robinson and her daughter Nicole as they go on their first big business trip to save a Parisian hotel! A new Hidden Object adventure begins! Kate Robinson is an amateur travel blogger who's taking on her first big job—and it's in Paris! Join her and her daughter Nicole as they save the Hotel Hospitalité, all while making new friends and new memories in the City of Love! Explore lavishly illustrated and animated locations and help Kate save the Hotel Hospitalité!
GemaBoy Zero Origins (Nape, 27th Jul, 12.34) - A couple of years after the events of PLOID and Uchusen the Ploids have formed the patrol that protects time and space to avoid repeating the story of V. O. I. D. and PLOID with Dr. Elo. . . You are turning into the ultimate PLOID X but something is wrong with your memories. You must travel into the multiverse in search of the sacred disks that contain the necessary information to be able to take the final step and evolve.
House Builder (Console Labs, 19th July, $13.49) - Become one man construction crew and build houses like a simple African mud hut and as complex as a super modern energy saving architectural marvel. BUILD AROUND THE WORLD Let us take you on a trip to various spots on the globe and experience true architectural variety. You will try to build a mud hut in Africa, an igloo in the Arctic, a Canadian house, a log cabin in Siberia, traditional house made of bricks, airbricks or concrete and many, many more…
Hover Racer (Pix Arts, 22nd Jul, $4.99) - Take control of your Hovercrafts in this fantastic arcade racing game, based on real physics. Drive and blast your way through a variety of space and city highways. Chase elite vehicles and go on diamond quests. Get new Hovercrafts and upgrade their performance using your diamonds. Collect weapons and use them to slow down AI vehicles * Dodge and weave through traffic at breakneck speeds! Are your reflexes fast enough?
Inertia: Redux (Loneminded, 22nd Jul, $4.39) - Inertia: Redux is a first-person action platformer with free-run inspired movement mechanics. Through use of the fluid movement set within the game and the dynamic level elements, players have the simple aim of getting from point A to point B.
Japanese Escape Games The Hotel of Tricks (Regista, 21st Jul, $4.99) - The 4th "Japanese Escape Games" series!! This game is an escape-the-room game (mystery-adventure game).
Master Sleuth Bundle (Frogwares, 14th Jul, $89.99) - Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments: Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve a multitude of thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts, and sinister investigations. Choose the avenues of inquiry you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects, deduce the guilty parties and carefully determine their fate. Just make sure you pick the right suspect as the innocent can just as easily get caught in your investigations.
Mini Subway: Logic on the Metro Line (Cooking & Publishing, 14th Jul, $3.99) - Remember that the growth of the city is random, so each game will be unique! Mini Subway: Logic on the Metro Line is a game in which you will design the subway station network of a city. Trace different lines between stations and put all your trains in motion, but be careful! All passengers have to reach their destination. Make your routes efficient and modify them as new stations are opened. Decide how to use your limited resources - how long can you keep the city running at full capacity? Challenge yourself every day by improving your management skills!
Mojito the Cat (RedDeerGames, 15th Jul, $1.99) - Success is at every corner. Help your child (or yourself) grow logical skills alongside cute animals. Take your time and look around the map for best routes. Make sure to consider all possibilities. Remember! Gravity is not an issue if you have the right mindset. Multiple characters Check out over 10 unlockable characters to accompany you. You can become a fierce shark, an angry bull, a mighty rhino or a fluffy panda. Travel through the world Experience all of the unique worlds alongside Mojito. Travel through an elegant garden, a desert oasis, an active vulcano, an iceberg or even a magic forest.
Motorcycle Driving Simulator-Dirt & Parking 2022 Racing Games Ultimate 4x4 City Offroad Kart (INSTAMARKETINGANDGAME, 18th Jul, $19.99) - There are many modes you can choose from. Be the first rider reaching the finish line or reach the finish line before time runs out. Shift your engine into extreme driving and eliminate the other behind the rider. You can even drive whatever motorcycle you like to race and jump into the free mode, where you can complete missions and claim your rewards. You can also drift on the street for bonuses.
Pet Rock (Sabec, 14th Jul, $4.99) - Get ready to rock 'n roll - the official Pet Rock™ featured in “Minions: The Rise of Gru” is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ console! Adopt your very own Pet Rock™ to nurture from a baby pebble to a full grown stone-cold adult by regularly feeding, cleaning, training and keeping your Pet Rock™ happy by playing its favorite games - Rock Paper Scissors - all included here.
Raging Blasters (MoonGlass, 16th Jul, $14.70) - Raging Blasters is a highspeed scroller shooting game, packed with the exhilarating thrill of destruction. You have been selected to undertake a top secret mission. Your mission is to destroy the enemy targets. Good luck! Read our Raging Blasters review
River City Saga: Three Kingdoms (ARC SYSTEM WORKS, 21st jul, $29.99) - Wacky and Wild Action! Kunio Wreaks Havoc in the Three Kingdoms! The River City cast of characters step onto the stage of the Three Kingdoms to wreak havoc! This title takes the concept of the beloved Downtown Special: River City Historical Drama! game and crosses international lines to tell the tale of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Watch the wacky and comedic action unfold as our hero Guan Yu (you may recognize him as Kunio) tries to survive the tumultuous times of the late Han dynasty.
Sakura Fantasy (Gamuzumi, 22nd Jul, $9.99) - Get ready for a new visual novel from the makers of Sakura Spirit and Sakura Angels. Sakura Fantasy begins an exciting visual novel fantasy adventure where you decide the development of the story by the choices you make. Take on the role of Raelin, a cute female in training to become a knight who has a special extraordinary power. Enjoy a romantic and comedic story full of adventure with beautiful companions.
Secrets of Light and Shadow (OverGamez, 23rd Jul, $15.00) - LIT: Bend the Light Bend the light to your will in this award-winning physics-based puzzle game. Feel like a renaissance engineer, build your own solutions to light puzzles, feel your brain grow and all of that within the beautiful and mysterious world of LIT. In My Shadow takes you on an emotional journey through the mind of Bella in pursuit of reconciliation with her past. The game features 4 rooms with a total of more than 50 puzzles to solve. Each room offers a different glimpse into her memories, exploring the changing relationships in her family. The shadows within each level must be manipulated via objects to progress and there is often more than one solution to a challenge.
Severed Steel (Digerati, 21st Jul, $24.99) - Severed Steel is a single-player FPS featuring a fluid stunt system, destructible voxel environments, loads of bullet time, and a unique one-armed protagonist. It's you, your trigger finger, and a steel-toed boot against a superstructure full of bad guys. Chain together wall runs, dives, flips, and slides to take every last enemy down.
Solitaire Collection (SUCCESS, 21st Jul, $7.43) - Variety Solitaire 3in1 included classic Klondike, Freecell and variant Eight-off. 1000 levels included in each game!
Supaplex GO! (Danila Gorozhanin, 15th Jul, $9.99) - This game is for advanced players of the SUPAPLEX world with a lot of new adventures! A new level of complexity and enthusiasm! There are many levels where one has to think a lot, but the largest part of the game requires good reactions. That's why its motto is: RUN! BUT DON'T FORGET TO THINK!
The Legacy: The Tree of Might (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 14th Jul, $6.99) - Research into the causes of the mysterious epidemic will have rather unpredictable consequences… “The Legacy: The Tree of Might” is an adventure game in the genre of Hidden Object, with plenty of mini-games and puzzles, unforgettable characters and complicated quests.
Train Valley: Console Edition (Blitworks, 27th Jul, $11.99) - Build railroads in order to connect cities, tunnels and bridges. New railways are cheap when laid across bare fields, but can be expensive when demolishing forests, villages and other existing structures. Manage increasing traffic by constructing, switches, sidings and spurs so that multiple trains can run without delays, at the same time. Stay accident-free by precisely controlling trains during crucial moments, using pause for planning (you can build railways and schedule trains while on pause).
Under the Jolly Roger Complete Edition (HeroCraft, 22nd Jul, $29.99) - The Complete Edition includes: Under the Jolly Roger - an open-world pirate RPG with trading, diplomacy, and mythical bosses!
Pirate City - DLC that focuses on the history of Chinese seafaring. Travel the high seas as a new female playable character. Jade Sea - a DLC pack that lets players build and develop their own settlements.
Wally and the FANTASTIC PREDATORS (Cool As Heck, 21st Jul, $14.99) - Your best friend wants to cheer you up, so he tries his best to make a dungeon for you to explore. Explore his wholesome, weird-as-heck, scrappy rogue-lite oozing with charm and humor for 1-2 Players. Sick Features: Daily Run Twists: Once per day you can compete globally to get the highest score. Every day a new twist will be introduced to shaken up the formula.
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!