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
Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 9th Sep, $59.99) - Get ready to get messy in this completely new installment in the Splatoon series! The Splatoon 3 game is a new sequel for both raw recruits and long-time players, featuring resurfaced fan-favorite features, plus modes that have never been seen in a Splatoon game before. Use over-the-top weapons to splash vivid ink across new and returning stages in heated multiplayer Turf War battles. Pick a side and gain clout in three-team Splatfests or work together with friends in the always-available and freshly updated Salmon Run mode. Want to swim solo? Uncover mysteries and familiarize yourself with the game in the new single-player Story Mode, “Return of the Mammalians.” - Read our Splatoon 3 review
Tower Princess (HYPETRAIN DIGITAL, 8th Sep, $19.99) - Once upon a time in a faraway land, an Evil Dragon took every royal heir he could meet prisoner. Lots of worthy suitors of every kingdom tried to face the beast without success. Now it’s your turn. Do your best to beat the dungeon, defeat the dragon and manage the most perfect date!
Haiku, the Robot (MisterMorrisGames, 9th Sep, $19.99) - Delve into the depths of a mechanical world in this cute adventure-exploration game. Explore and fight in a land full of corrupt robots and machinery. Dodge, dash and slash as you battle fierce-looking machines. Challenge your skills and reflexes through tight melee combat and epic boss fights, all while seeking answers to the mysteries around you.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Arcade Archives PAC & PAL (HAMSTER, 1st Sep, $7.99) - "PAC & PAL" is an action game released by NAMCO (Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.) in 1983. Turn over cards and eat fruit and special targets to earn score points. Eat special targets to temporarily freeze enemies, and attack them. The new character MIL will pick up fruit and cards, so touch her to get them back.
Battleship War: Time to Sink the Fleet (Cooking & Publishing, 1st Sep, $3.99) - Accomplish your objective together with all the ships of your great navy, take command of the naval forces. Place your ships in the perfect formation to prevent your opponent from sinking you. Destroy the enemy fleet in a tactical power bombardment.
BPM: Bullets Per Minute (Playtonic Friends, 8th Sep, $24.99) - Photosensitive Warning: A small percentage of people may experience seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or images, even with no history of epilepsy or seizures. BPM is a Rhythm-FPS developed by Awe Interactive. Fight as a mighty Valkyrie to repel the forces of the underworld from invading the world of Asgard. In BPM, all of your actions and the actions of your enemies are tied to the beat of the music. Your enemies perform a dance-like sequence of attacks to an epic rock opera. Inspired by retro shooters of the ’90s, it is fast, frenetic and rhythmical.
Canfield Solitaire Collection (eSolutions Nordic, 1st Sep, $7.99) - Do you love Canfield (also known as "Demon" or "Demon Patience"), but want a bigger challenge? Now you can play Canfield and other popular variants with different levels of difficulty.
Catmaze (Ratalaika Games, 9th Sep, $9.99) - Age-old tales will come to life in the unforgettable adventure of Alesta, a sorceress whose courage guides her through world of the dead. Embark on a heroic quest that will take Alesta through gloomy marshes, quaint villages, and deep forests and challenging battles with dangerous mythical beasts. The world is filled with characters whose destinies are in your hands, and the completion of many side quests will determine how this adventure will end!
Chenso Club (Curve Digital, 1st Sep, $14.99) - The alien invaders are everywhere, attacking everything and everyone! And when they die, the life-force they leave behind is an ultra-incredible energy source! Is there any hope? Meet the Chenso Club: a growing group of fighters here to save the world. They’re using the aliens’ life-force to power up and beat them at their own game. Don’t let their adorable nature fool you - they will happily and brutally obliterate any threat that gets in their way. Our heroines want any excuse to use their newfound powers. It’s up to you to master their moves, increase their power and show the world the might of the Chenso Club. Master the girls’ moves, kick your reflexes into high gear, and battle your way through randomized stages to obliterate aliens.
City Traffic Driver 2 (BoomHits, 2nd Sep, $12.99) - Enter the intricate shopping area and explore it in one of 10 cool cars! Complete Parking, Delivery & Transport missions! Show your driving proficiency in SUVs, minibuses and utility trucks. Do your best to prepare yourself for the ultimate challenge – driving the super-long freight truck!
Dead Invaders: Modern War 3D (T-Bull, 12th Sep, $6.99) - Become the last line of defense and save humankind from extinction! Grab your guns and grenades and fight to the last alien!
Fashion Princess (RuWaMo Games, 1st Sep, $9.99) - In Fashion Princess you will become a fashionista trying to obtain new costumes and try to become the best photographer out there.
Food Truck Tycoon Premium Edition (Baltoro Games, 9th Sep, $5.99) - Test your skills and talent as owner of a busy food truck! Your only job is to take orders, prepare food and serve to as many customers as possible. Be careful not to burn the food! Fulfill your dream of becoming the tycoon of the best food trucks in the city!
Game Type DX (Mommy's Best Games, 8th Sep. $5.99) - Help Hoodie Girl fight the evil MediaBall's inane advertisements! It's a high-score shooter in which each loop increases the speed and difficulty! A game in two parts: First, brave your way through a confusing maze of menus, then take to the air as the indefatigable "Hoodie Girl" and blast sentient advertisements into cold, hard cash!
Hell Pie (Headup Games, 1st Sep, $22.49) - Hell Pie is an obscene 3D platformer that takes bad taste to the next level! The game sees you grab the horns of Nate, the ‘Demon of Bad Taste’. He is given the honorable task of gathering the disgusting ingredients for Satan’s infamous birthday pie. To do so, Nate must venture out into the overworld and do whatever it takes to ensure those ingredients are secured in time, or there’ll be hell to pay! Luckily Nate isn’t alone on this quest, his ‘pet’ angel Nugget is there to offer support. Nugget offers his holy insight when needed, but more importantly is chained to Nate, so can be used like a grappling hook or swung around as a weapon. Nate can also equip horns he finds across the world to give him new hellish abilities.
Into The Dark (Esenthel, 3rd Sep, $24.99) - Explore Dungeons, Solve Puzzles, Fight Monsters and collect some Loot! If you love other role-playing games like Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder and Legend of Grimrock, then you will love this game too! Compared to others, Into The Dark is more realistic and action-oriented.
JUSTICE SUCKS (tinyBuild Games, 8th Sep, $19.99) - When burglars break into the McClean home, Dusty must go rogue to protect his family. Unfortunately, his heroic actions attract the attention of FamilyCorp, and a fight with the warranty squad sends Dusty flying into the living room TV. Waking up In the TV dimension, Dusty must hack, hide and suck his way to freedom. Join forces with your fighting spirit, Sexy McClean and develop deadly abilities to help him defeat FamilyCorp and save his family!
Little Orpheus (Secret Mode, 13th Sep, $12.99) - Little Orpheus is a technicolor side-scrolling adventure game inspired by classic movies like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot. Join our bold yet hapless hero Comrade Ivan Ivanovich as he explores lost civilizations, undersea kingdoms, prehistoric jungles and lands beyond imagination. Gasp as he battles the subhuman tribe of the Menkv and escapes the clutches of dreadful monsters! Cheer as he triumphs over impossible odds and untold dangers in the subterranean worlds! With stunning visuals, brilliant acting and a world-class score, Little Orpheus is a subterranean epic you’ll never forget. Comrades, to the center!
Mahjong Connect Onet Puzzle (Megame, 1st Sep, $9.99) - Easy to learn and very interesting mahjong connect puzzle game. The game is very simple — you just need to collect paired pictures. But with each level, the difficulty increases and the game turns into a real attention training! The goal of the game is to remove all paired pictures from the playing field within a certain time. The game is over if the player successfully removes all the pictures or the allotted time has expired.
Matisse’s 3D World (SPACEFARER GAMES, 2nd Sep, $4.00) - Help Matisse repair the rocket by collecting fishies! Jump, fly and conquer the 3D unravelling world with beautiful music score and addictive gameplay. The world floating in space pops in and out of view, the flying fish give Mattise jet pack power! Can you fix the rocket and return to Earth safely?
Nobody Saves the World + Frozen Hearth Bundle (DrinkBox Studios, 13th Sep, $27.99) - he shape-changing, ability-blending Action-RPG is bigger than ever. Transform into a Horse, Zombie, Robot and more as you fight to save the world from the vile Calamity. Assume even more forms and take on wild new challenges with the ‘Frozen Hearth’ expansion, designed to push aspiring wizards to their limit of skill and creativity. Nobody Saves the World is Drinkbox Studios’ unique twist on the Action-RPG. The world is under attack from the fungus-spreading Calamity — but the featureless, pantsless Nobody is going to save it. Complete hundreds of Quests to unlock a massive roster of forms. Mix and match your forms’ abilities to create overpowering combinations. Either alone or with a friend, explore a vast overworld and battle through dozens of shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop the Calamity and SAVE THE WORLD!
Pandaty (Weakfish Studio, 8th Sep, $8.99) - Pandaty is 2D Cute Platformer Game. Explore this sweet world of adventure! Our character must pass the sweetly designed levels, but watch out! Sometimes they may not be so sweet!
Pixel Game Maker Series Ninja Sneaking R (Gotcha Gotcha Games, 1st Sep, $5.99) - "Ninja Sneaking", the sneaking action game known to those in the know, is back with a power-up! The game features 100 stages with a comfortable difficulty level, so you can clear them quickly. Use "sticking to the ceiling" and "hoofing it" to advance without being noticed. Up to 4 players can play at the same time locally. Everyone can enjoy the sneaking experience while helping and pulling each other along.
Radical Rex (QUByte Classics) (QUByte Interactive, 8th Sep, $7.99) - Come hang with Radical Rex. He's the raddest, baddest fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus ever to shred prehistoric pavement! This bad-boy-on-wheels is out to save the dinosaur race. Check Rex thrashin' on his board, sportin' his flame-breath, bustin' out with killer jump-kicks, swingin' on vines and blastin' out screen-shaking roars. Excellent! Slam through ten wild levels of jammin' jungles, freaked-out forests, haunted dino-graveyards, piranha-infested underwater caverns - and inside a giant dinosaur! Rex keeps you groovin' while you keep him movin' past twenty of the meanest prehistoric nasties to rock his dino-world. No sweet for Rex - 'cuz he's too hip to be extinct!
Ramp Bike Jumping (BoomHits, 1st Sep, $9.99) - A wise man once said, ‘You can’t jump on a bike on Mars… It’s impossible!’ And the other one, less wise, replied, ‘Hold my apple juice!’ In other words: if you can’t imagine something, our game is right here at your service. Perform the most unimaginable stunts on motorcycles, bicycles, even skis! There’s no backbone to be broken here! And we know a guy who knows a guy, whose sister-in-law bent some laws of physics for us. That’s right, you can get really crazy with our game. So buckle up, or not... It doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is pure fun and madness!! YEE-HAW!
Rick Henderson (eastasiasoft, 31st Aug, $7.99) - Paying homage to arcade classics and wrapped in nostalgic 16-bit graphics, Rick Henderson is an endless horizontal-scrolling shoot’em up with unlimited replayability. Twitch your fingers through five enemy factions and their bosses, upgrade your ship and try to survive unpredictable space events. Rick Henderson features multiple difficulty modes to maximize accessibility, helpful tutorials to get you started and a deep scoring system with multipliers, grazing, ranks and perk bonuses. Choose a ship that suits your playstyle, equip 27 unique weapons, perform upgrades and test your skills against dozens of enemy types, all set to a blood-pumping synthwave soundtrack.
Skycadia (Studio Nisse, 8th Sep, $19.99) - The world of Skycadia is overrun with sky pirates — and there's profit to be made! Take to the skies and collect bounties by shooting down the scoundrels in this light-hearted flying adventure.
Sokoban Block Puzzle (Megame, 1st Sep $9.99) - If you like brain and logic games — meet unusual block puzzle! Your task is to move the box to the point. Not such an easy task as you think. Boxes can only push forward or to the side, you can not pull back, so try not to put a box in the corner, from there it will not pull out. There are over 200 levels. You will please our very attractive design, to play our puzzle is a pleasure. The game is suitable for all ages and for any location. Each level is well thought out and worked out, in order for you was a pleasure to play.
Supaplex WOW! (Danila Gorozhanin, 1st Sep, $14.99) - This game is for professional players of the SUPAPLEX world with a lot of new adventures! A new level of complexity and passion! It needs good reaction! It requires a lot of thinking! We simply can say: FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT AFRAID OF SUPAPLEX HARD!
Svoboda 1945: Liberation (Charles, 13th Sep, $17.99) - Svoboda 1945: Liberation is a unique adventure game featuring in-depth dialogues with real actors where every choice matters. You are sent to a small village of Svoboda near the Czech-German border to investigate an old feud. You soon realize the case is linked to World War II and the rise of the communist dictatorship that came after. During the investigation, you discover a photograph of your grandfather. What was he doing here? Was he somehow involved in the violence? Find out the truth and complete his story. Relive memories of the witnesses in atmospheric mini-games. Develop old photos that reveal details of tragic events, try to keep your farm together in the face of communist terror, or play cards on the eve of historic elections. Uncover the things your grandpa never talked about. And answer for yourself: can the horrors of war justify the violence that came after its end?
The Gallery (Aviary Studios, 8th Sep, $14.99) - An art curator is held hostage by a portraitist who threatens to detonate a bomb unless their demands are met. 'The Gallery' contains two interactive narratives - set in 1981 (with a female protagonist) and 2021 (with a male protagonist). It stars Anna Popplewell ('The Chronicles of Narnia') & George Blagden (Vikings, Versailles) as well as a host of other UK talent.
The Hand of Glory (Meangrip Studio, 8th Sep, $18.99) - The challenge from a dangerous serial killer plummets detective Lazarus Bundy’s career into a chasm with no way out. In a desperate attempt at a comeback, Lazarus decides to secretly investigate the disappearance of Kathrin Mulzberg, the young descendant of one of the most influential families in the city. From the sunny shores of Miami to the green lush Italian hills, he will have to use all the resources at his disposal in order to reveal the truth behind the kidnapping. And by that time, he'll be past the point of no return. Something sinister is lurking behind the dazzling glaze of Miami, a force that goes far beyond the usual human concept of science and religion. There is a silent, latent war going on, a war able to shatter the foundations of civilization, harnessing ancient knowledge and mystical arts lost for centuries. Get ready to face a long and dangerous journey. It might be the last.
The Last Run: Dead Zombie Shooter (T-Bull, 6th Sep, $9.99) - Evil is everywhere. Stand up to fight massive hordes of zombies. Thrilling battles await you in ruined cities with no return. You need to prepare a weapon and an appropriate supply of ammunition, survive the fight with the living dead and reach the base where you can replenish your supplies and feel safe…but not for long. Your goal is to destroy the demon responsible for the unleashed hell. The fate of humankind is in your hands, there is no time to waste!
The Vampires (Ultimate Games, 3rd Sep, $4.99) - Your attention is invited to an exciting logical game about vampires, which will force you to make a lot of effort to pass difficult levels. - Logical game - Multiple levels - Interesting idea - Suitable for children Have you ever wanted to watch how vampires hunt? To take part in this difficult process for the purpose also it's necessary to solve logic problems? If so, then you are interested in the correct game. After all, here you have to solve difficult puzzles about how get to your destination, this may not be so easy as it seems at first glance, go through many levels and infect the vampirism of all!
To Leave (RedDeerGames, 9th Sep, $19.99) - Soar through over 80 gorgeously designed maps by using Harm's "flying door". It's your pathway and only means of transport. Remember! They are very fragile and need to be treated with utmost care. Travel through the Dark Void. Discover hidden meanings and symbolism weaved into the gameplay. Challenge yourself and understand the heartbreaking truth about Harm.
Viki Spotter: The Farm (Ultimate Games, 4th Sep, $4.99) - Located on a farm is a cute, hard working red haired girl called Viki. She likes adventuring, fun and asking too many questions! She never sits on the spot - she is always found exploring far and wide. This time she found herself on an unknown farm. Help Viki deal with deceptively identical pairs of pictures and find all the differences!
Viki Spotter: Zoo (Ultimate Games, 31st Aug, $4.99) - The game is great for children of all ages. It has a lot of colourful pictures. Adults will be no less interesting to play it, because the search for differences-an excellent way to train your attentiveness. Some differences are quite difficult to find. But even if you encounter such a difficulty - you have a loyal assistant, a little girl Viki, who is sure to see what you suddenly missed. Spend time not only with pleasure, but also with benefit, training the skills and learning something new about the world around! A variety of pictures with animals will not let you get bored.
Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden (Square Enix, 13th Sep, $29.99) - Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden brings players to an illustrated world presented through the medium of cards as the third release in the Voice of Cards franchise, now giving players the ability to trap the monsters they defeat in cards to use them as skills in battle. Follow a new tale set in a world where a millennia of hatred rages between monsters and humans, and a girl who loses her home swears revenge on monsters. She joins hands with a mysterious boy as they set out into the unknown and unravel the fate of this broken world.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School (PQube, 8th Sep, $29.99) - On the eve of the gift-giving holiday White Day, new Yeondu High School student, Lee Hee-min, sneaks into school to hide a box of candies for the girl of his dreams. But when the shutters slam shut, he finds himself trapped in the building overnight, hunted by killer janitors and haunted by the troubled souls of the dead. Can Hee-min remain hidden while searching for clues to uncover the dark secrets of the building’s past? Or will the horrors that stalk the school’s eerie hallways by night claim his life before he can escape? With no weapons and limited supplies, there’s little room for error in this tense, stealth-based, Korean Horror classic, brimming with secrets, branching stories, and multiple endings.
Wind of Shuriken (eastasiasoft, 8th Sep, $7.99) - Take the role of a legendary fighter from interstellar samurai squad KR-15, and embark on a mission to free four planets from martial law! In the distant solar system of Infinitium, a clan known only as “Anonymous” has seized control, and it’s your duty to locate an informant to gain valuable intelligence on the organization’s leader. With high mastery of your katana and shuriken, along with the aid of a robot companion, you have all the tools necessary to eliminate this threat before it spreads across the galaxy! Wind of Shuriken is an intense action platformer that blends old-school gameplay mechanics with high-definition graphics and hand-crafted stages. Employ the skills of both ninja and samurai as you slice through a wide variety of mechanical and organic enemies, dodge bullets, avoid traps and leap through obstacles along your path. Then blast off for side-scrolling shoot’em up sequences in your flight between planets!
Zombies in City: Apocalypse Survival (Megame, 1st Sep, $4.99) - The entire crew and passengers of the plane were infected with the pandemic zombie virus, which led to a plane crash in the wilderness. You are the only survivor of a plane crash who was not affected by the plague. Around only the walking dead and a wounded scientist... Infection with a deadly virus has turned the world into a dead zone and now you have to go on an adventure, survive at all costs and find a way to stop the zombie apocalypse. Try not to die, survival is above all! Otherwise, humanity will be doomed. The plague must be stopped! Every zombie must be destroyed!
Zumba Blitz (EpiXR, 8th Sep, $2.99) - Get better at marble shooting and try to complete all the levels with three stars in each level. This marble game is easy to play and addicting at the same time. Tap to shoot. Match 3 or more same-coloured marbles to eliminate them. Destroy all marbles in the chain before it hits the end. Tap the frog to swap between the current and the next marble. Use power-ups to clear the board faster.
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!