Floppy Knights
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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 - New Releases

A Maiden Astrologer Divines the Future (iMel, 26th Dec, $8.70) - The main character of this work is “Izumi Mizushiro”, a maiden Astrologer. She lives with her younger sister “Towa”. One day Izumi starts experiencing unexpected troubles, and while Izumi and others are looking for the cause of the problems, they are visited by a girl named “Maki”. From there, they experience both new encounters and farewells. This work is an adventure game that you can enjoy about an astrologer named Izumi who feels happy and rewarded when "making someone happy" or "being able to support someone".

Astronomical Club For Queers (RedDeerGames, 23rd Dec, $9.99) - Friendship is the most important thing You are a transgender civet named Louie. After the flood, at your friend's family home, you stayed at the family home of your friend, a gay fox named Oliver. Hear more information, see more stars Listen carefully to the podcast with your buddies - pansexual alligator Miles and lesbian dog Kylie and learn more about the approaching Halley's comet. Admire the night sky with the help of a telescope together with asexual cat Darwin.

Burger Chef Tycoon Extended Edition (Baltoro Games, 16th Dec, $5.99) - Like going in to town for a bite to eat? Everybody does! But perhaps you'd like to see that from the other side? Not everyone can, so don't waste the opportunity! Manage the preparation of burgers, french fries, crispy chicken and a multitude of other treats! Try to deliver the orders on time, but be careful not to mix them up! Upgrade your restaurant and beautify it and find ingredients of the best quality, so that you'll be able to create the best burger joint in town!

Cats Puzzle (GAME NACIONAL, 24th Dec, $9.99) - This is a cat puzzle game for all ages. It's a fun game that will improve your reasoning and intellectual ability.

Dr. Kobushi’s Labyrinthine Laboratory (Symbolic Software, 19th Dec, $9.99) - Save Falafel from within a towering, puzzling laboratory in this super challenging retro puzzler! Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory is a puzzle game that has been described as “a combination between Pac-Man and chess”. Guide the adventurous Ayla as she attempts to rescue her dog, Falafel, from the confines of a mysterious towering laboratory deep within a solitary forest. Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory combines puzzle and strategy elements with an engaging storyline full of memorable characters and biting humor. Over 100 puzzles: Can you beat Dr. Kobushi's tower? Over 100 thought-provoking puzzles will challenge your creativity and insight.

Drone Race Simulator Pilot Flight School Airplane Games Jet 2023 (VG Games, 22nd Dec, $4.99) - Realistic and hardcore drone simulator will give you emotions and control experience. In the game you will be able to improve your skills in aerobatics, which you have to show by passing difficult routes for a limited time, which is becoming more and more accurate with each level. There are several drones to choose from, each of which is distinguished by the speed and complexity of control, all you can find in the store. After mastering the latest and most difficult drone to fly, try to perform all possible tricks and maneuvers with it in free mode.

Fight Club – Join us if you can (Cooking & Publishing, 19th Dec, $3.99) - In Fight Club - Join us if you can, you try to join a secret group where discipline and success go hand in hand. However, you have to get accepted by its members. You will meet the members of the club who will want to be sure that you deserve to be a member of this select group and they will ask you a lot of questions. Remember very well! If you get the wrong answer they will never trust you and you will not prove that you are worthy of being part of the club.

Floppy Knights (Rose City Games, 19th Dec, $19.99) - Meet the Floppy Knights: tangible projections summoned from floppy disks! Tactics fuse with card game mechanics as Phoebe and Carlton, a brilliant young inventor & her robot-arm bestie, square off in turn-based battles. Select your Knights, hone your deck, and execute your strategy for victory!

Grappling Dash (EpiXR, 22nd Dec, $9.99) - Play in freestyle or against the timer with one or two grappling guns and finish more than 10 enormous levels by dodging obstacles and deadly traps. It’s easy to play, it’s fast and it’s fun. You start the game in the middle of a giant city surrounded by skyscrapers. You look around and see a giant poster that explains the general movement. This way you learn that you are able to dash while being in the air. You also realize that you have a grappling gun in your hand and see floating crystals above your head. You aim at the crystals and use your grappling gun to hook onto them. Once hooked you start swinging and swing towards the next crystal. You hook on to the next crystal and have already mastered the main movement mechanism. After a couple of hooks, you realize that you can change your swinging direction and speed by dashing into the wanted direction.

Iron Lung (Dread XP, 19th Dec, $5.99) - Decades ago, every known star and habitable planet mysteriously vanished, along with whatever and whoever happened to be on them, leaving behind an empty universe of asteroids and lifeless moons where the only remnants of humanity are those who were on space stations or starships at the time. With supplies gradually dwindling and infrastructure falling into disrepair, the survivors have spent the subsequent years frantically searching for any trace of remaining natural resources. Up until now they have been unsuccessful. . . Then, a mysterious anomaly known as a Blood Ocean (which is exactly what it sounds like) was discovered on an otherwise barren moon. It's not the first Blood Ocean found since the vanishing, but initial scans show a collection of potentially useful anomalous locations in a deep undersea (underblood? ) trench that require further investigation.

Kaiju Wars (Klabater, 20th Dec, $19.99) - Play out a Kaiju movie as the mayor of Floatio city, tasked with holding off the overwhelming strength of a Kaiju attack with (hopelessly) outclassed military. Defend your city as five unique and devastating Kaiju grow in power with every attack. Unfortunately, they can't be killed, but can be slowed down and forced to fall back... for now. Monsters move towards the nearest building, and the scientists have mathed the exact odds of where they might go next. Build sacrificial army bases and airfields to distract the Kaiju. If standard methods aren't enough, deploy experimental weapons such as freeze rays and transforming mechas to keep them at bay. Or you can always park tanks and jets in the monsters’ path to slow them down (don't worry, we have a good insurance policy). If all your efforts fail, don't be ashamed and run away!

Kawaii Slime Arena (JanduSoft, 15th Dec, $5.99) - In Kawaii Slime Arena you will take control of Yui, an adorable young girl who will be forced to fight against some strange creatures: the slimes. A terrible plague that must be eliminated and the only one who will be able to face the invasion is Yui. But she will have at her disposal a large arsenal with different weapons. Use the power-ups to improve Yui's power and kill all the slimes!

Mia’s Christmas (Nellyvision, 19th Dec, $2.49) - Join Mia this Christmas as she prepares to decorate her flat in this deceptively simple, increasingly difficult puzzle game. Weave your way across the board collecting baubles and trinkets to fill her Christmas baskets with Christmas cheer. Race against the clock to collect the combinations Mia needs so she can complete the orders and make enough money to convert her flat into a Christmas wonderland.

Mini Golf & Pool Bundle (QubicGames, 25th Dec, $7.99) - Do you need to chill and blow off some steam? These three games are exactly what you need! Our Pocket Bundle will provide many hours of fun solo or with your frienemies!

Moorhuhn Pirates – Crazy Chicken Pirates (Higgs Games, 26th Dec, $6.99) - An idyllic Caribbean archipelago is infested with Moorhuhn pirates. It is up to you to restore peace to these shores! Be quick - you have only 90 seconds to enter the supposedly peaceful idyll and finish your raid. If it weren't for the pirates ... A one-legged captain, a gunner, a knife-wielding grouse and a treasure hunter... the island harbors countless dangers, hidden extras and secrets. The lords of the island are by no means willing to surrender themselves and their treasure without a fight ... They will defend their hideout with cannons and cutlasses and finally plunge bravely into the waves in their rowing boats for a desperate counterattack ...

Mortal Shell: Complete Edition (PlayStack, 19th Dec, $29.99) - For the first time, Mortal Shell: Complete Edition brings together all content updates and DLC into one formidable package. Included in Mortal Shell: Complete Edition is the game-altering Virtuous Cycle expansion - an entirely new roguelike mode that brings random and repeatable savagery to Fallgrim. Also present is Hadern, once your elusive teacher, now yours to master as Mortal Shell’s fifth possessable and playable character. Mortal Shell: Complete Edition also features the Rotten Autumn content update, which adds unique Shell shades, a new mini-quest, a powerful new photo mode, and an alternative boss fight soundtrack from black metal band Rotting Christ.

Party Party Time (SAT-BOX, 19th Dec, $5.00) - A party game with simple controls anyone can enjoy! Pass around the Joy-Con™ and play with up to six players! Experience a whole variety of intuitive, easy-to-play minigames. Try to find your new favorite! Free Mode Choose the game you want to play! Party Mode Play your chosen games in order and compete for the most points!

PICROSS X : PICBITS VS UZBOROSS (Jupiter, 19th Dec, $19.99) - Solve puzzles as they come at you non-stop and survive to the end! This Picross focuses on 5x5 high-speed puzzles! Enjoy a thrilling, stylish new kind of Picross! Local and online multiplayer are also supported! Defeat UZBOROSS with friends or strangers! Change the game screen, or characters' outfits however you like! If you have play data from the Picross S series or Working Zombies, you can get special skins by linking your data! Picross is a picture crossword puzzle game where you follow hint number to complete a picture. With simple, easy-to-follow rules, it's a game anyone can play!

Pixel Cup Soccer – Ultimate Edition (Batovi Games, 26th Dec, $16.99) - With fast-paced gameplay, Pixel Cup Soccer is just the fun part of soccer! Play it alone or locally with up to 8 friends, you can choose whether to play competitively, cooperatively, or even both! It features great pixel art and soundtracks that evoke nostalgia of the glory days of the 80s and 90s arcade games. Move, pass, and shoot the ball to victory! You will learn to play in one minute, but it takes much longer to master it. The simple controls enable a rich set of features such as charging and aiming your shots, directing your corner kicks and throw-ins, shooting lobs, slide tackles, and more.

Popplings (Sprytosaur, 22nd Dec, $5.99) - Popplings away! Dive into the world of Popplings in this competitive puzzle game! Strategise your line clears to beat your opponents, making use of each character's unique power-ups! Popplings takes you back to the nineties with its nostalgic feel in both style and gameplay.

Roller Katz: BF – Episode 1 (Ultimate Games, 23rd Dec, $4.99) - Our protagonist is Diana Katz, a child prodigy who invented a robot with unique qualities. Kiara is a robot capable of jumping, skating, rolling, and destroying everything in her path. With these abilities she will keep the peace safe in Clean City. Roller Katz gameplay mixes the genre of platforms with high speed, skating and different gadgets with which to defeat your enemies. The long levels have multiple paths full of surprises, places to skate, bars over which to grind, rivers to jump over, etc. All this accompanied by enemies who will try put an end to the adventures of our partner Kiara.

Street Drag Racing Car Driving Simulator 2022 Games (Midnight Works, 26th Dec, $4.99) - Street Drag Racing Car Driving Simulator 2022 Games - adrenaline-fueled 3D car racing game, drag & drift. Street Drag Racing is a must-have game for all car lovers! You can Build, Race, and Tune your car until it’s at the absolute peak of its performance.

Sucker for Love: First Date (Dread XP, 19th Dec, $9.99) - Obsessed with occult rituals, you have finally obtained the last thing you need to summon the eldritch horror that has been haunting your dreams; a strange, bright-pink Necronomicon. You perform the only ritual that doesn’t appear to be insane ramblings, and inadvertently summon Ln’eta, a cute cthulhu-like girl. She agrees to a kiss, on the condition that you perform a few rituals from the book for her first. Looking back at the Necronomicon… all of the other pages suddenly make sense?

Supreme Car Race on Highway Simulator – Ultimate Driving Games Poly Experience (INSTAMARKETINGANDGAME, 26th Dec, $1.99) - Get your favorite car and have fun driving through the traffic while trying to avoid causing any accidents. Drive endlessly on a busy road, bypassing other cars meanwhile. Try to not crash and get as much score as possible!

Sweet Bakery Tycoon Premium Edition (Baltoro Games, 23rd Dec, $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 Tale of Clouds and Wind (QUByte Classics) (QUByte Interactive, 22nd Dec, $4.99) - The Tale of Cloud and Wind (QUByte Classics) is a beat’em up game with lots of action and hours of gameplay. Choose between 3 outlaw heroes and help them battle through oppressing armies of evil men. The Tale of Cloud and Wind features several different alternate endings depending on the character and the difficulty you play the game through. It features different power-ups and colorful 16-bit graphics. You can play two players simultaneously or pass through the game solo.

Truck Simulator 3 (BoomHits, 23rd Dec, $12.99) - Sit behind the wheel of a big delivery truck and try to navigate it through complex maze of roads, traffic and obstacles! Complete your deliveries on time and without fault and you will be rewarded with money that allows you to buy more trucks. Some of them are smaller and easier to drive, others are powerful beasts with unbelievably long trailers. Each one will have to be driven and parked in a specific location. On your way there you will have to use your skills to the fullest. You can count on a little help from us though – our new dynamic camera system will assist you where you need it the most.

Windstorm: An Unexpected Arrival (Mindscape, 22nd Dec, $29.99) - After surviving a fire, Windstorm is restless and not even Mika is able to help him. It is only when the brave girl Ari unexpectedly arrives at the beautiful Kaltenbach estate that Windstorm is able to calm down by befriending Ari. Even though Ari has no prior experience in horseback riding, she is able to ride Windstorm without any problem. Will Mika regain the confidence to ride Windstorm once again? And what about the legend of the horse warrior that Mr. Kaan keeps talking about? You will need more than just skills in horseback riding, you also have to be skilled in wielding a bow. Discover shooting your bow and arrow, and master your archery skills on foot and even on horseback!

Words in Word (17Studio, 22nd Dec, $9.99) - Words in Word is a word collecting game familiar to many since childhood. Have intellectual fun and make words from over 1000 word puzzles. In addition, in a special mode you will compete with computer opponents. Upgrade your rank and become a champion. Play with your friends on the same console in the special "Duel" mode. Check who is the smartest and fastest in words search!

Xanchuchamel (Narubane, 27th Dec, $5.99) - Xanchuchamel is a puzzle-platformer where you will need skill but also intelligence to overcome each challenge. Xan can catch blocks and place them in different places to access new areas. 50 levels are waiting for you! Xanchuchamel is an old-fashioned puzzle-platformer, like those games from the 90's where the important thing was just to have fun. In Xanchuchamel you will need skill on the platforms, it's true, but before that you will have to place them in the right positions. The game mechanics are simple. Xan (the round protagonist) is able not only to move and jump, but he can also catch the special blocks that are within his reach. After that, that block can be placed in another position so that you can jump on it and move forward. But that's just the beginning. Some special blocks can become a moving platform when injected with one of three movement powers: horizontal, vertical or diagonal.

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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!