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
VARIOUS DAYLIFE (SQUARE ENIX, 13th Sep, $28.99) - Live your best life on the newly discovered continent of Antoecia in this immersive RPG created by the development team that worked on OCTOPATH TRAVELER and BRAVELY DEFAULT. Combining familiar adventure-RPG mechanics with simulation-RPG structure, including job progression, strategic exploration and an innovative battle system, you’ll live your best life and confront the unknown. Perform over 100 types of daily tasks to build character and deepen your relationships with the locals, and you’ll gain access to different job classes and abilities. A grand adventure awaits!
NBA 2K23 (2K, 9th Sep, $59.99) - Rise to the occasion and realize your full potential in NBA 2K23! Prove yourself against the best players in the world and showcase your talent in MyCAREER. Pair today’s All-Stars with timeless legends in MyTEAM, build a dynasty of your own in MyGM or take the NBA in a new direction with MyLEAGUE. Challenge NBA or WNBA teams in PLAY NOW and experience true-to-life gameplay. How will you answer the call?
Return to Monkey Island (Devolver Digital, 19th Sep, $24.99) - Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return by series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. Take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations and devastating ripostes are all that stand between Guybrush and glory.
Bear & Breakfast (Armor Game Studios, 15th Sep, $19.99) - Bear and Breakfast is a laid-back management adventure game where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a B&B in the woods. Hank and his friends find an abandoned shack and, equipped with their teenage ingenuity, turn it into a money-making bed-and-breakfast scheme for unsuspecting tourists. As your business expands, so do the mysteries of the forest, and Hank soon finds himself uncovering a plot deeper than the wilderness itself.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy (Akupara Games, 15th Sep, $22.49) - Absolute Tactics: Daughters of Mercy is a charming, turn-based RPG adventure that puts a modern spin on classic tactics-style games. Featuring a diverse cast of characters, enormous boss monsters, and a dark world embroiled in war, Absolute Tactics plunges players right into the action as our hero Huxley and his dog Max build their team of allies to defend their home against a mysterious invading army. Control your units and make use of their unique traits to dominate your enemies with masterful strategies that take advantage of unit placement, varied attack patterns, and skills that are as unique as each character. A vast array of deadly enemies, traps, puzzles and obstacles await to challenge you on your adventure.
Accident (Duality, 16th Sep, $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 securing the accident area, discover the reasons for the tragedy.
Amnesia: Later x Crowd (Idea Factory, 20th Sep, $49.99) - The fandisk companion to Amnesia™: Memories featuring two games previously only released in Japan! Within Amnesia: Later and Amnesia: Crowd, each title will provide a multitude of different story scenarios, as well as new mini-games. Deepen your relationship with the main characters and sub-characters of the original game and see what sparks!
Amnesia: Memories - (Idea Factory, 20th Sep, $49.99) - In this otome visual novel, you awaken on the first of August with no memory of your relationships or your past. A friendly spirit named Orion appears, somehow trapped within your consciousness. With his help, you must unravel the mystery of who you are while hiding your amnesia from those seemingly closest to you - or risk oblivion. Can you regain your memories and find your true love before it's too late
Ankora: Lost Days (CHIBIG, 15th Sep, $19.99) - Mûn is a Junior Ranger from the Interstellar Patrol, stranded in Ankora, an unknown planet after her spaceship crashes there. Mûn will need to craft her own tools to collect the necessary resources for her adventure and overcome obstacles: rivers, lakes and waterfalls, mountains… And many monsters. She will soon learn to make her own paths because Ankora is a unique and changing planet. Ankora is a huge place. Explore freely around this mysterious planet full of resources, but also dangers. Create different tools, build structures and unveil every corner of this wild planet terraforming the landscape in this calm and cute-as-heck survival game.
Arcade Archives CHAMPION WRESTLER (HAMSTER, 8th Sep, $7.99) - “CHAMPION WRESTLER" is an action game released by TAITO in 1989. Become a professional wrestler, intent on making obtaining fame and fortune on their way to becoming the champion! Choose a wrestler from the 8 available and utilize their own unique stats and special skills to win!
Brutal Chase Turbo (Brutal Chase Turbo, 16th Sep, $13.99) - Brutal Chase Turbo is an arcade racer inspired by the classic late 80s cop chasing games. Get into your police car and ram your enemies until they give up!
Devoured by Darkness (ChiliDog Interactive, 16th Sep, $5.99) - Cold autumn wind was blowing into my mind. It was enjoying sounds of deep forest and a terry surface of a lake. That place couldn’t be real. That was a fantasy, a fantasy designed to the smallest detail. An intermittent scream was carried by thunder over the trees. Someone was drowning...
Dungeons 3 – Nintendo Switch Edition (KalypsoMediaGroup, 15th Sep, $39.99) - At last, the Dungeon Lord has successfully united the forces of evil and established his dark empire. Time for the next step in his most diabolical quest: expansion! Unleash your dark side by creating a unique underground dungeon from a huge array of rooms, traps and structures. Raise the most terrifying army the world has ever seen, by choosing from despicable creatures such as orcs, succubae, zombies and much, much more. Then, once you have built your forces, emerge from the darkness and guide your army to the light of the overworld, where you will corrupt the land and dispatch anything even vaguely heroic, cute or unicorn-shaped.
Family Man (No More Robots, 14th Sep, $19.99) - Family Man is a dark, story-led RPG that asks the question: When pushed to the limits of your own morality, how far would you go for the sake of your family? You owe money to the mob, and you've got three weeks to pay it back. Will you flip burgers and earn an honest living while scraping the money together...or will you take on some dirty jobs for more cash, but potentially push your family away? Every decision you make affects everyone around you. The neighbourhood will blossom or perish under the weight of your decisions, while the path you choose may lead to your household becoming stronger than ever... or the breakdown of your marriage and relationship with your child.
Foretales (Dear Villagers, 15th Sep, $19.99) - Foretales offers a unique take on the adventure genre, with a multitude of playstyles and story paths through which you can save the world… or bring about its end.
Set in the rich and strange world of the Harde Republic, unravel the mysteries of the Nymphants and discover the macabre plans of a nefarious Cult. Make allies, assemble your party, fight in turn-based card combat, stealth or talk your way to forge your destiny. The stakes are high and every choice matters, what path will you take?
Gold Crusader (Polygon Art, 15th Sep, $4.99) - Jump into procedurally generated dungeons and fight the creatures who stole your gold. Kill them to gain experience and grab your gold. Craft over 20 swords with different attributes to fight the growing threat.
Gunslingers & Zombies (Ultimate Games, 15th Sep, $8.99) - Gunslingers & Zombies is an action-packed and adventurous strategy game that comically combines two themes beloved by pop culture: the Wild West and the Undead. Become one of the gunslingers fighting zombies. Plan your combat tactics and put them into practice in turn-based battles. Explore the crazy world of the Wild West, shown with a pinch of salt, where nothing is normal. Take on the weirdest types of zombies you've seen so far, such as the mighty Buffalo Zombie! Give zombies a taste of your pistols, shotguns, rifles or knives. Let them regret the day they… yyy… the day they became undead!
Innocence Island (RNC, 15th Sep, $19.99) - You do not keep any recollection of the things you were able to do before, but you will be able to recall them through observation and to do them again. For example, you can jump after watching a monkey doing so or swing a sword after watching someone using it during a fight.
Jack Move (HYPETRAIN DIGITAL, 20th Sep, $19.99) - Jack Move is an RPG featuring gritty cyberpunk storytelling, turn-based battles and beautiful modern pixel art. Take on the role of Noa, a vigilante hacker who is thrust into a world of murder, kidnapping and dark research after her father goes missing.
Japanese Escape Games The Mansion of Tricks (Regista, 15th Sep, $9.99) - The 9th 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 was lost in a wood in heavy rain. A light of hope reached out for me in a wood of despair. The light came from a Mansion. I thought I couldn't stand in heavy rain forever, So, I decided to go in the Mansion. As soon as I came in, I heard a sound the door's locked. I still doubted that sound wasn't real at that time. But it WAS real. I have been trapped in this strange Mansion. I've tried to open the door several times, but all failed. I have been calling for help, but none's answered. I got to find the way out by myself...
Kitten’s Head Football (Soroka Games, 16th Sep, $7.99) - This is exactly what you think, football with kittens, but not just that. It’s not just a game about cutie kittens, they are real players, and you have to deal with them, because when these paws are on stadium - passion comes into play. Aren’t you scared? So you are brave enough to deal with kitten-shark or kitten-vampire? Yes, that’s right. There are many skins here you can unlock if you win! Is it easy for you? Ok, but what about power-ups? Kittens can use them to freeze you or change your size. But don’t worry, you can use power-ups too. You can also show friends your skills. Play locally with skins unlocked before. Create your own match and chill out!
Last Beat Enhanced (7 Raven Studios, 15th Sep, $9.99) - Vanquish the Mad Stroke gangs across 8 levels! Punch and kick your way to defeat enemies, use melee and throwing weapons to defeat the most powerful bosses, collect bonuses and enjoy special shots. Race your motorbike at full speed in the bonus stages, earn money to unlock additional characters and secret images from a rich gallery! Don't be discouraged if you are defeated, you can purchase upgrades to throw yourself into the fray with a little advantage. Complete the game with all the characters to know the endings and have fun with a friend to discover the combined ones! For the bravest, increase the difficulty level and if that's still not enough, wipe out all the enemies in a row in the fearsome Ring mode and prove you're the best of them all.
Mozart Requiem (1HR, 6th Sep, $29.99) - Play Mozart in a thrilling adventure at the heart of secret societies. Caught between a war of powers and occult ceremonies, you will have only one mission: to save the Emperor. Will you be up to the task?
Paddles (Cyclone Studios, 15th Sep, $5.99) - Proficient Paddles: Deluxe is a super fast-paced arcade game. One or two players? It’s your choice! Battle a friend locally with each Joy-Con™ controller or go against an AI with three selectable difficulties. Will you show your patriotism by outfitting your country's paddle, or embrace your inner showman by flaunting one of the many eye-catching colored paddles? The choice is yours! In this fast-paced sports action title, you make your own battles...
PBA Pro Bowling 2023 (FarSight Studios, 7th Sep, $29.99) - The ultimate bowling game is back with PBA Pro Bowling 2023! Become a PBA legend with the completely re-designed single-player Career Mode or compete in Online matches and tournaments against your friends and rivals as yourself or as any of today’s top PBA bowlers. This is the most realistic and authentic bowling game ever! PBA Pro Bowling 2023 is officially licensed by the Pro Bowlers Association and includes over 30 of the top pros in the game today along with in-game commentary from the TV broadcast team of Rob Stone and hall-of-famer Randy Pedersen.
Plunder Panic (Will Winn Games, 16th Sep, $19.99) - lunder Panic is a swashbuckling action–arcade game for up to 12 players where two rival crews battle for supremacy on the high seas! Featuring both local and online play, work with your crew to plunder booty, defeat the enemy captain, or scuttle their ship. The first team to capture an objective wins, so be on the lookout for other sneaky pirates!
Poly Link – Origins (EpiXR Games, 15th Sep, $2.99) - lunder Panic is a swashbuckling action–arcade game for up to 12 players where two rival crews battle for supremacy on the high seas! Featuring both local and online play, work with your crew to plunder booty, defeat the enemy captain, or scuttle their ship. The first team to capture an objective wins, so be on the lookout for other sneaky pirates!
Queen’s Garden – Sakura Season (Green Sauce Games, 15th Sep, $19.99) - It's Sakura Season in Japan and the Queen decided to celebrate! Help Queen Ayame and the loyal minister Haruo decorate this exotic Japanese garden in this unique match-3 game! Play over 119 levels, collect coins and special jewels, purchase plants and decorations to design the most beautiful garden in Japan!
Reknum DX (Nape Games, 14th Sep, $3.99) - Accompany Cheri on her first mission in REKNUM DX, an upgraded version of the original Reknum exclusive to this edition. It includes new character sprites, a fully remastered HD HUD and world, new mechanics, and an extended story to explain her connection to the PLOIDS and the end of the adventure.
Sacred Valley (Ultimate Games, 13th Sep, $4.99) - Travel through the world, meet new people & complete little quests for the people you meet. Can you reach Sacred Valley's heart?
SAOMI (QUByte Interactive, 15th Sep, £3.99) - Saomi is a little adventurer who likes challenges and exploring new places. In this adventure, Saomi sets out in search of a very rare diamond that was lost in an old family treasure. During the adventure, Saomi will run, jump through obstacles, use the double jump to jump through even bigger obstacles, use her air thrust skill to dodge traps, jump and slide along walls and much more in search of lost treasure.
Silent Sector (Rake in Grass, 15th Sep, $12.99) - Silent Sector is an old-school open world sci-fi RPG with frenetic battles, crude humor, loose morals and cows. Created with endless love; especially for fans of space pirates, sci-fi westerns and alien encounters! Silent Sector takes us to a remote part of the galaxy where several factions fight each other over the profits in a new gold rush - in pursuit of an extraordinarily valuable mineral called Eldorite. Our hero comes into this Wild West universe and very quickly loses both their ship and cargo. You must find a way to repay the debt and take your revenge against Admiral Zed. This truly miserable corner of the universe offers you a chance to try your luck at becoming a successful merchant, rich miner, feared mercenary or a famous adventurer.
Soulsland (Nerd Games, $9.99) - Story: Evil Lord Zaiden and his evil army has captured the souls of the Hero Lord Barbarus' family for a magic gravestone which is hidden inside a magical glass shield. You can destroy this magical glass shield only by defeating Lord Zaiden. Then the magical glass shield will disappear and souls can be saved. The player needs to destroy or avoid this evil army in every level and find Lord Zaiden for a final battle. The levels have also bonfires which restore Lord Barbarus health. Barbarus also has several weapons like a sword, double sword, bow etc. So be the only hope and save souls.
The Dark Prophecy (Ratalaika Games, 16th Sep, $9.99) - Play as Jacob, an average medieval boy, on his quest to save the kingdom from cataclysmic witchcraft. Soon Jacob finds himself amid a whirlpool of magical events. Now the fate of his village (and whole kingdom) depends on him. Explore a vibrant world and find puzzle solutions to move the plot forward, discover unique items and mystical locations, and enjoy a beautiful pixel-art aesthetic.
Unichrome: A 1-Bit Unicorn Adventure (TERNOX, 16th Sep, $14.99) - Relive the glory of the retro console era in the spirit of the classic Atari while experiencing heart-pounding platforming and shoot 'em up action. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and an addictive soundtrack.
Wayward Strand (21st Jul, 15th Sep, $19.99) - Welcome to the Hospital It's the summer of 1978, and Casey Beaumaris is trying to make the most of her holidays, when her mum asks her to spend a long weekend helping out at the airborne hospital where she works. Casey prefers the company of books to people, but she agrees, secretly planning to write an article about her visit for the school newspaper. With her trusty notebook at the ready, Casey arrives on board the airship. The staff are overworked as they prepare for the visit of an important official, while the patients react to grief, or deal with active trauma. In the midst of these and many other interlocking and overlapping stories, Casey spends time with the patients, learning about their lives, and, as the stories unfold, discovering what she can do to help.
Windmill Engine (RandomSpin Games, 8th Sep, $0.99) - - Earn your first money by pressing a "Y" button. - Increase your income by buying new elements of Windmill Engine like sails, rails, wheels. - Use a Millstone to upgrade all your engine parts. - Oil decreases your engine phase and your windmill will earn more money every second. - Learn new technologies to open Gristmill, Oil mill and Sugar mill. - Beware of breakdowns! Breakdowns will decrease your income money every second. Build a full Windmill Engine and earn a billion dollars!
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!