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 - Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
Wave Race 64 – It’s time to get wet and wild, because the Wave Race 64 game is sailing to the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library! Choose from one of four watercraft racers with distinct abilities and feel the rumble of the waves across nine scenic courses. Try to capture glory in Championship Mode, pull off tricks in Stunt Mode or challenge a friend in 2P VS. Mode. Plus, racing conditions will change with the weather, and the water will respond to the way you race! Wave Race 64 splashes down on Nintendo Switch for players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership on Aug. 19.
Switch eShop - Highlights
Cursed to Golf (Thunderful, 18th Aug, $19.99) - Cursed to Golf offers a fresh take on the golfing and roguelike subgenres. Make your way through a hole within the PAR Count or your curse will take you back to the beginning of the course! Play as The Cursed Golfer, trapped in Golf Purgatory after a freak accident takes you out as you’re about to take the winning shot of an international tournament. Legend says that playing through the devious courses across Golf Purgatory will get you back to the land of the living and, more importantly, to the trophy you were about to win. Each course is governed by a ghostly Legendary Caddie, who will tutor you in the mystical ways of golf to aid you on your quest for redemption and revival.
Little League World Series Baseball 2022 (Game Mill, 17th Aug, $49.99) - Pitch, slide, slam and rally your way to Williamsport-glory as you compete to become the World Series CHAMPION of Little League! Choose your team and showcase your skills as you compete through the bracket to see if you have what it takes to be named the Little League Baseball World Series Champion. Or jump right into the action with Quick Play mode. Play with your friends for exciting local multiplayer tournament action for up to four players. Customize the rules, select your stadiums and teams and see who wins it all!
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (Aniplex, 18th Aug, $29.99) - Join aspiring game creator Kenta in a hand-drawn adventure to save the world in his latest creation, “The Legend of Wright.” Taking place in Kenta’s notebook, this adventure spans over 200 pages, where you must draw, erase, solve puzzles and even consult your handy in-game calculator. Discover a new way to play every time you turn the page. - Read our RPG Time: The Legend of Wright review
Switch eShop - New Releases
ALUMNI – Escape Room Adventure (M9 GAMES, 12th Aug, $5.99) - Alumni is a first-person 3D escape room-inspired puzzle adventure, similar to games you may have played in the ’90s or similar to a virtual escape room you may have played. An indoor immersive world that you explore and an inventory where you can collect and use items you find along the way to solve puzzles and escape the rooms. Play as a scientist transported back in time to memories of college fighting to escape the nightmare reality. Explore areas and take in your surroundings. Use all of your puzzle-solving skills to make your way through the college and return back to the present.
Amazing Pets Bundle (QUByte Interactive, 12th Aug, $9.99) - Amazing Pets Bundle includes four CUTE indie games from QUByte Interactive. Dive into this bundle to get in love with all the pets. Dog's Donuts Use shovels, drones, springboards and many other crazy machines to feed the puppy. In this challenging puzzle game, you can complete the levels in many different approaches, creating a varied gameplay. Sokocat - Combo Brings two games from the series, Sokocat Islands and Sokocat Dungeon, both puzzle games that require the Cat to push stone blocks to the correct position to reach the end of the level. Hidden Shapes: Animals + Lovely Cats A Collection with two beautiful and relaxing minimalist hand-drawn jigsaw puzzles, that have two themes to choose, The Lovely Cats or Animals. How Buddy's Parent's Met Discover a romance through the eyes of the cat Buddy in this minimalist jigsaw puzzle game, told in 6 scenes illustrated by @Katia. Numakura with her lovely art style.
Arcade Archives GUN & FRONTIER (HAMSTER, 12th Aug, $7.99) - GUN & FRONTIER is a shooting game released by TAITO in 1990. Pilot the earth's latest fighter plane, Desperado, against the space pirates, Wild Lizard! Collect enough gold nuggets across the landscape to charge your napalm bomb and unleash its awesome power upon your enemies. The napalm bomb’s trajectory changes depending on the input direction, so make good use of it.
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? (HandyGames, 23rd Aug, $29.99) - Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? is a charmingly humorous quiz game based on the popular TV franchise. Multiple-choice questions, true-or-false challenges, and mini-games will test your proficiency in 24 different subjects. Faced with a tough question, you can always rely on your classmates for help. More than 6800 questions on topics like animal sciences, vocabulary, math, and more are delivered by a diverse, fully voiced, and animated cast of characters. Beat each challenge alone or together with family and friends in exciting couch co-op multiplayer gameplay to prove that you are, in fact, smarter than a 5th grader!
Arenas Of Tanks (Ratalaika Games, 19th Aug, $4.99) - Arenas Of Tanks is a fun and imaginative experience of being a toy tank. In each level, you'll face off against opposing toy vehicles in a challenge emphasizing movement and accuracy. Find cover, use the radar, shoot and ricochet projectiles, and find scraps to replenish your health and gain bonus points. Trade in points to recruit friendly tanks to join the battle and enhance your team. Arenas Of Tanks offers the choice between multiple colorful arenas, varied game objectives, and devastating bosses to battle against.
Blob Quest (Pix Arts, 24th Aug, $4.99) - Guide your Blob through several levels in this adventure full of dangers, treasures and monstrous enemies. You'll have to solve many puzzles and prove your skills to succeed. With great graphics and animation, Blob Quest will keep you entertained for long hours. . .
Break thru the wall (PLiCy, 12th Aug, $5.99) - The Walls stand in the Way. How do you break thru them? It is a simple puzzle. It can be solved by aligning colors with panel slides. With your idea and thinking, break thru the Wall. This Wall is the obstacle that the characters faced in the story. If you solve the puzzle, you will break thru the Wall and the story will progress. The main characters are three young people living in the present age. Problems about their school life, relationships, desire for approval, life and death, life work, etc. face as the Wall.
Car Racing Highway Driving Simulator, real parking driver sim speed traffic deluxe 2022 (Midnight Works, 11th Aug, $4.99) - Car Racing Highway Driving Simulator - start your engines and step on the gas! Racing in car, high-quality interiors, 3d beautiful graphic. Best car game simulator with more then 30 cars, from racing cars to off-road SUVs, all kinds of exotic vehicles with their own unique car driving physics! Drive as fast as you can overtaking every car you see in the volume of traffic with most exhilarating and fastest car in Highway Racer.
Chameneon (QUByte Interactive, 18th Aug, $3.99) - Chameneon is a 2D platformer/runner game with incredibly colorful and beautiful pixel art. In the game, a virus has infected the Cyber Space and now is up to you to initiate the protocol CHAMENEON. Surf on the neon lines in the Cyber Space and defeat the virus before is too late. With unique physics, Chameneon creates a great challenge that requires good precision and reflexes to surpass it. With simple but brutal gameplay and a ton of stages to go through, you’ll be tested to the limit! Run, jump, dodge and collect the Neon Disks to show everyone who’s the boss. It's your time to shine and vibe!
Cyber Protocol Prologue (RedDeerGames, 12th Aug, $0.00) - REWARDING GAMEPLAY. Demanding challenges, new traps and mechanics are easy to grasp but hard to master. Find a way to gather all of the coins and become the best hacker. STYLISH GRAPHICS. Enjoy the 8 bit graphics of Cyber Protocol. The neon lighting, simple shapes and overall cyberpunk aesthetic, will guide you on your path. GREAT MUSIC.
Sit back and listen to the soundtracks. Cyber Protocol has some of the best 80's styled music that gaming has to offer.
Dyna Bomb 2 (7 Raven Studios, 18th Aug, $19.99) - Jack and Ela are on vacation on a beautiful tropical island. Unaware of DR. Brutus they sip fruit juices and talk about their past adventures. They are interrupted by Dr. Brutus's voice. A loud explosion destroys the kiosk where they were relaxing and so they decide to make the bad guy pay for it. Thus begins their new adventure and You will be the protagonist. Choose one of the two heroes or both if you prefer to play with a friend. Fly and shoot bombs across 8 different beautiful and colorful levels. Discover secret levels and find the way to the secret world. Buy new weapons and other types of upgrades that will help You on your adventure.
EXTREME BIKE X (SAT-BOX, 10th Aug, $7.10) - This easy-to-master motocross racing game is fun for everyone! Pass around the Joy-Con™ controllers and play with up to four players! Try out each bike's special abilities and take your favorite to the courses! Fulfill your need for speed on traditional tracks or tackle rugged courses brimming with nature! You can even create custom courses to make the races your own! Drift to take curves and turns like a pro! Nail jumps and mid-air tricks to show everyone what you've got! There's nothing like using your skills to beat your rivals with style
Fashion Girls (RuWaMo Games, 11th Aug, $4.99) - Fashion Girls & Super Puzzler in one game! Calling all fashionistas! Classic Arcade Puzzle Game comes back as a mix between Fashion & Puzzle! In Fashion Girls, you will become a fashionista trying to obtain new costumes and try to become the best photographer out there.
Hero Wheels (Entity3, 12th Aug, $0.99) - Drive at high speeds and take out the Boss! Dodge Enemies and bombs. Take on new worlds. Unlock different characters
Hobo: Tough Life (Perun Creative, 18th Aug, $29.99) - Welcome to Praslav, a cold Central European city that grows even colder with the coming winter. Praslav is recovering from the political turmoil that followed the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Communist regime, which held the country in its iron grip for decades. While most people eagerly awaited the coming of democracy and capitalism, some were unable to adapt to the new socio-economic climate. Soon they found themselves on the streets with nowhere to go. You are one of those people.
Home Deco Puzzles (Kistler Studios, 18th Aug, $5.99) - Home Deco Puzzles is a relaxing game about interior decorating mixed into a puzzle game. A room will be shown and after a short amount of time packed into boxes. Now you have to unpack the whole room and place each item back to his original position. Unbox and decorate four different room types starting with small single rooms, double rooms, and bigger rooms. The peaceful soundtrack completes the game into a meditative puzzle experience. Can you unpack the room and place each item back to his original position?
Hot“Sento Girls”and love (iMel, 10th Aug, $8.97) - This is an adventure game that depicts the slapstick mishaps of a crossdressing boy. He decided to dress up as a girl as part of running his grandma’s traditional Japanese bathhouse (Sento). Is it really possible to run the Sento without his crossdressing being exposed?
Irresistible Mistakes (Voltage, 18th Aug, $29.99) - The Story: Can true love start with a one-night stand? Characters: Shunichiro Tachibana "Brilliant star of the agency" Toshiaki Kijima "A tough exec who takes his coffee black" Toma Kiriya "A gifted and aloof copywriter" Taku Hayama "A chance encounter" Go Okubo "A sweetheart con artist" Contents: Includes "Main Stories" in the app "Love 365: Find Your Story," up until "S3 Binding Hearts"
Islets (24th Aug, Armor Games Studios, $19.99) - Islets is a lush Metroidvania starring Iko, a brave mouse with ambitions of setting out to explore a sky filled with scattered floating islands and communities isolated from one another after the land was fractured by a mysterious incident many years ago.
Japanese Escape Games The Fortress Prison (Regista, 18th Aug, $9.99) - The 8th Japanese Escape Games series! ! Game system This game is an escape-the-room game (mystery-adventure game). *Point the screen with a cursor to solve riddles, and this game goes on. Story I put myself in a giant prison to save my sister. She has been thrown into prison for a crime she did not commit. First prove her innocence from inside the prison, And after that I'll escape from this prison. That's my plan. This prison is called 'the impregnable fortress'. But the time has come. Now is the time to get the escape plan started.
Kartoon Racing: Singleplayer Multiplayer Racing (Weakfish Studio, 13th Aug, $3.99) - Kartoon Racing: Singleplayer Multiplayer Racing is Multiplayer and Singleplayer Racing Game. Race with these sweet graphics and competition with cars! Against AI or Real players if you want! Race comfortably in large carefully designed maps, Earn money from each race and buy new vehicles! Select Drift Mode or Racing Mode! Remember, an expensive car is always faster, so how do you get to this fast car? By winning races! You can compete against Intelligently Designed Artificial Intelligence or Why not compete with your friends? Compete with your Friends or Others with the Multiplayer mode, Create a room and wait for your opponents!
Kid Ball Adventure (eastasiasoft, 24th Aug, $4.99) - Enter a fantasy world of bouncing balls and magic castles in Kid Ball Adventure, a 2D precision platformer where risk is balanced with great reward! Take control of Kid Ball as he pursues those who captured his love through treacherous castle dungeons. To guide Kid Ball to victory, you’ll need to overcome 100 challenging stages filled with traps and deadly enemies, bouncing over spikes and using booster cannons to your advantage! Locate the key and unlock the exit to move on to the next daunting chamber of hazards! Kid Ball Adventure features a normal mode where stages can be retried as many times as necessary, but that’s not where the adventure ends! Time Trial mode awaits for true masters, offering Classic, No Death and Hell Day variants to push your skills to the ultimate test.
Kirby's Dream Buffet (Nintendo, 17th Aug, $14.99) - Roll through a smorgasbord of food-themed stages in 4 rounds of 4-player fun as Kirby… who seems rounder than usual? Race through delicious obstacle courses to collect strawberries as Kirby grows. Then, turn the tides in the final round — a fruity fight atop a floating platform. Roll through delicious, food-themed obstacle courses in 4-player matches Collect strawberries to grow bigger and prepare for the final battle - Read our Kirby's Dream Buffet review
Knight’s Castle – Medieval Minigames for Toddlers and Kids (winterworks, 12th Aug, $6.99) - The game features the following minigames: Dress a knight in armor. Your finger is the sword! Chop vegetables on the market! Archery: pickup the arrow, aim your bow and shoot at targets. The JOUST! Tap to make your horse race and throw your opponent out of the saddle! Become a blacksmith! Heat up the iron, strike it with your hammer and cool down the blade to create a sword! Go fishing! Pickup your fishing pole and catch some fish in the castle moat. Play "Concentration" (Memory) with pairs of medieval shields
Light Fairytale Episode 2 (neko.works, 18th Aug, $9.99) - Light Fairytale is a turn-based Japanese-style RPG series set in a dying underground world ruled by an evil empire. The goal of this project is to bring back the immersion and emotion of 90's era JRPGs on current platforms with the expected evolution in both design and technique. Episode 2 resumes the adventure right after the last episode's cliffhanger. Play as Haru and Ayaka as they uncover the mysteries of the Deeplands while looking for a way to reunite with Kuroko, meeting with a mysterious silver-haired girl along the way.
Litguy Adventure (Weakfish Studio, 18th Aug, $3.99) - Litguy Adventure is 2D Parkour Platformer Game Our young character realizes his new powers and Start on an adventure, A challenging adventure awaits him in the "Lit" Universe! Help him in this adventure! Try to pass the levels by showing your parkour skills in the designed levels! Unique and enjoyable designed levels, Cute Pixel Graphics, Challenging parkour experience!
Marmoset (Nerd Games, 13th Aug, $1.99) - Marmoset is a mystery-filled survival game set a century after the events of World War III, a little 15-year-old Luna and her friend AI (Artificial Intelligence) Chimbra embark on a grand and dangerous adventure to reclaim their old home, the Caves of Marmoset, for without them the City of Marmoset can have its days numbered. Open world. Cave exploration with unique biomes full of monsters, treasures, and traps. A story full of mysteries that are revealed throughout the game. Agriculture, fishing, cooking, and construction. Playable Minigames on Luna's notebook and Bar arcade.
My Divorce Story (CFK, 18th Aug, $7.99) - Enter: our ordinary protagonist living an ordinary life. But what's this message? "You shouldn't be playing games right now. " "Your spouse is cheating on you. " Who sent this? It can't be true... Collect evidence that your spouse is cheating on you and file for a successful divorce in this unique adventure game.
Pretty Girls Four Kings Solitaire (eastasiasoft, 18th Aug, $5.99) - A new style of card game joins the popular Pretty Girls lineup, this time using the calculation or “Four Kings” rule set! In this variant of classic solitaire, you’ll need to place all cards on the table in a specified order. As you draw from the shuffled deck, you can hold cards in the field below, but once placed, only the top cards can be moved. Think strategically to get every card to the top, and you’ll win! As you play Pretty Girls Four Kings Solitaire, you’ll meet 8 gorgeous female challengers, each with multiple outfits and fully voiced in Japanese.
PROJECT : KNIGHT 2 Dusk of Souls (Ilya Chkoliar, 19th Aug, $8.99) - Something has changed! The eternal loop seems to be shattering. How is it possible?... Something tells me to hold on... Something tells me to be stronger... Something tells me to face my fears! In my dreams I saw that island... That island now seems to be so peaceful. I'm now lost and there is no turning back. A lonely knight on top of a monstrous castle. After waking on top of a large dark castle, you will have to fight your way to finally escape out of this nightmare! Collecting coins will be crucial to unlock different parts of the castle! Collect as many souls as possible by eliminating the evil creatures lurking within the castle. Upgrade your abilities and potions, otherwise, you won't be able to defeat the bosses that stand in your way!
PunchMan Online (NoteBuddy, 15th Aug, $0.00) - PunchMan Online is a hyper-casual online game based on a straightforward concept, get them out of stage while staying alive. Meet opponents worldwide, compete, and prove that you're the champion! Friendly even for 3+ years old children. There are three game modes available. Team and crystal battle, also battle royale. In team and crystal battle, fills up your team's bar to win the game. Don't like teamwork? Be a lone wolf and challenge them all in a battle royale. No teammate, all enemy.
RITE (Pond Games, 23rd Aug, $6.99) - RITE is a high-speed precision platformer where you must conquer a series of demanding trials, a rite of passage for every Nim. Avoid swinging axes, saws and spikes as you carefully make your way through each stage, obtaining the key and reaching the end in one piece. For fans of platformers old and new, RITE features a wide range of bite-sized levels, perfect for speedrunners and those wanting a challenge. And if you’re truly brave, each stage features 20 coins to put your skills to the test, with the promise of personal glory and bragging rights.
Secrets of Magic 5: Back to School (Green Sauce Games, 18th Aug, $19.99) - Victoria and Beatrix are back at the School of Magic just in time to celebrate the best time of the year, Halloween! And these two amazing witches need your help to decorate the schoolhouse for this exciting celebration. Dash your way through stunning puzzles and innovative gameplay. And make Halloween more exciting than ever with this brand new match-3 puzzle game!
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle Legendary Edition (Marvelous XSEED, 9th Aug, $29.99) - Introducing the Shadowverse: Champion's Battle Legendary Edition, bringing together the original strategic card battle game and the "Mythical Cards Premium Pass + 10 Levels" downloadable content. Team up with characters from the hit Shadowverse anime in this thrilling card battle game. With spectacular new summoning animations and exclusive cards, take on your rivals in story mode or head online to challenge your friends! This edition also includes the "Mythical Cards Premium Pass + 10 Levels" downloadable content, allowing you to unlock Mythical Cards and other premium rewards upon reaching season levels on your Battle Pass.
Slaycation Paradise (Merge Games, 18th Aug, $19.99) -SLAYCATION PARADISE - BOOK YOUR WASTELAND VACATION. Nestled deep in the heart of the galaxy, our state-of-the-art facility at Slaycation Paradise offers exclusive access to leisurely slaying activities for all warp travellers looking to get away from the daily grind. Explore our beautiful & chaotic destinations filled with an array of monsters intent on your demise. Slay away your worries and have the time of your life as the world around you withers and dies!
Strike Buster Prototype (BD, 19th Aug, $6.99) -《STRIKE BUSTER:Prototype》is a retro style arcade shooting game with unique gameplay and a lot of modern elements. -Accumulate combos to wipe out your enemy- The game has a combat system that focuses on combo accumulation. Accumulating combos will upgrade the weapon's power, consume combos can use powerful items, and deduct the combos after being hit by the enemy won't let you die immediately. Therefore, combos are experience, energy, and life.
Super Glow Puzzle (winterworks, 12th Aug, $5.99) - You will learn the basic concept of the game within SECONDS. But as you progress further, new gameplay elements will extend the strategic depth of the game. It will take all your wits to master all levels perfectly. Intuitive controls and mind-bending puzzles await! The game is featuring 96 levels of increasing difficulty. This game makes use of the touch screen functionality only. So the menu and every puzzle can be played with touch controls only!
Sweet Bakery Tycoon Extended Edition (Baltoro Games, 19th Aug, $5.99) - Start your baking career and prepare some delicious cakes for your clients, using a whole set of creams, fruits, and decorations. Test your skills on 60 diverse and increasingly difficult levels. Personalize your interior with countless upgrades. All of us have a magic place, where everyday troubles seem to disappear. Sweet Bakery Tycoon fulfills your fantasy of creating and managing a bakery of your dreams
The Room Two (Fireproof Games, 18th Aug, $9.99) - Following the release of The Room on Nintendo Switch™, Fireproof Games are pleased to bring its award winning sequel to the eShop. Now rebuilt and remastered for Nintendo Switch™, The Room Two continues the time-spanning journey of its famous predecessor by significantly expanding its unique puzzle-and-explore gameplay. Follow a trail of cryptic letters from an enigmatic scientist known only as “AS” into a compelling world of tactile inspection and challenging mystery.
Thymesia – Cloud Version (Team17, 18th Aug, $29.99) - Prey upon your enemies, wield the power of disease and find the truth in your own memories. The once thriving Kingdom of Hermes has fallen to an age of calamity. Seen as the answer to all the kingdom’s ailments, alchemy became a widely used practice across the land, with denizens welcoming it into their homes, using it to enhance and heal as they saw fit. When the price of alchemy became too steep, attempts to halt its use were made, each as woefully unsuccessful as the last, with the catastrophic consequences felt across the realm. Within days, the kingdom fell to chaos, infected monsters prowling the blood-soaked streets, all hope of a cure lost. Corvus is the kingdom’s final hope, the fate of Hermes resting in his feathered hands. - Read our Thymesia – Cloud Version review
Treehouse Riddle (Fruitbat Factory, 18th Aug, $14.99) - I find myself in a treehouse. I need to find a way out. Who are that little girl and elderly man? How and why did I end up here? "Treehouse Riddle" is an adventure game where you unfold its story by solving riddles and puzzles. A girl wakes up to find out that she's trapped in a room of a treehouse. She explores all the rooms drawn in beautiful pixel art and solves riddles and puzzles to escape the house.
Viki Spotter: School (Ultimate Games, 8th Aug, $4.99) - We offer you an exciting game in which you need to compare different images closely with each other and find what they are the same, and what may vary. You need to show all your attentiveness and perseverance in order to find all the differences that are there.
We Are OFK (Team OFK, 18th Aug, $19.99) - From indie pop band OFK comes the story of how four friends came together to release their debut EP without throwing their phones at walls in frustration. An interactive making-of-the-band series about dreaming, dating, and paying rent in Los Angeles. Itsumi Saito just moved Downtown and broke up with her long-term girlfriend, leaning into her dream of making it in music. But juggling practice, friends, a brutal commute to the west side, and a full-time job... Itsu is struggling to establish herself in the cutthroat music scene of LA. When she talks her way into a shmoozy Hollywood party and makes friends with a rising music producer, she sees a chance to bring her dreams a little closer. We Are OFK is an interactive narrative series of arguing over lyrics, sending sad texts, and playing Interactive Music Videos!""
Yars: Recharged (Atari, 23rd Aug, $9.99) - A daring attack against the enemy homeworld, guarded by mechanical hives that pulse deadly cannons and emit flurries of swirling missiles. Shoot from range as you find pockets of safety amongst the hail of incoming fire, and then dart forward in daring forays to nibble away at the enemies defenses. Gather enough energy by destroying the enemy’s shields and you can power up your massively destructive Zorlon cannon, which sends searing blasts of golden energy into the enemy hive. Yars: Recharged is the latest title from Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox, the team behind the Atari Recharged series, infusing elements of arcade, shoot-em up, and bullet hell into the classic's formula.
Zumba Garden (Silesia Games, 18th Aug, $2.99) - Zumba Garden is a match-3 marble shooter puzzle game. Your goal is to protect your beautiful garden from evil golems. Special projectiles and other bonuses, which you upgrade by spending collected stars, are there to help.
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!