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!
(And we hope you've recovered from the Direct!)
Switch eShop - Highlights
Metroid Prime Remastered (Nintendo, 8th Feb, $39.99) – The first Metroid Prime game has been remastered for the Nintendo Switch system with HD visuals and enhanced sound! Explore Tallon IV from the perspective of Samus Aran. But beware: There’s more to this alien planet than meets the eye. When hostile creatures attack, fight back with Beams, Missiles, Bombs and more. In addition to remastered visuals, this version adds modern dual-stick controls, allowing you to move around while separately changing your point of view. It’s also the first time this classic game can be played on the go! Metroid Prime Remastered is available now.
Blanc (Gearbox Publishing, 14th Feb, $14.99) – Experience the poetic tale of a wolf cub and a fawn in the spectacular world of Blanc. Lost in a sudden snowstorm, they will have to lean on each other in order to follow the footprints their families left behind in the snow. Two players can take control of either the wolf cub or the fawn and guide them through the environment, unforgiving weather and obstacles that they must face together. Each animal has its own unique strengths that complement the other, which you'll need to make use of to navigate through the snowy landscapes. Build a relationship locally* on the same screen or from far away with online play.** Journey home together with Blanc on Feb. 14.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Alice in Wonderland – A jigsaw puzzle tale (QUByte Interactive, 9th Feb, $4.99) - A new jigsaw puzzle game to remember a beloved classic story. With 12 beautiful illustrations created by Katia Numakura, with inspiration from “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.
Arcade Archives Phelios (HAMSTER, 2nd Feb, $7.99) - "PHELIOS" is a shooter released by NAMCO (Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.) in 1989. Players (the knight APOLLON) mount a pegasus and use items to power up while fighting to take down the bosses of the seven temples and rescue Queen ALTEMIS. The game also features gorgeous animation and engaging messages for players. Immerse yourself in the world of PHELIOS!
Beat Them Up – Box Simulator – Boxing Battle Fight Combat for Nintendo Switch Ultimate 2023 (Midnight Works, 2nd Feb, $4.99) - Beat Them Up is a 2D game on levels, where the main type of fight is boxing. The whole game is designed for you to train your fighting skills as you will have to fight against the city gangsters by applying your boxing skills. Beat Them Up is a type of video game in which the player character fights against a large number of enemies in a side-scrolling. These games typically involve simple controls and gameplay, with the player character able to move left and right and attack with punches, kicks, or special moves.
Box Roulette Simulator – Boxing Battle Fight Combat for Nintendo Switch (Midnight Works, 2nd Feb, $2.99) - If you looking for most exciting game and you’re ready to risk, Box Roulette is the exactly for your.One boxing punch and you lost it all! If you don't like to play it on the safe side and you’re ready to risk, Box Roulette is the exact game you’re looking for. We’re giving you the chance to play one of the most extreme games in human history. One boxing punch and you lost it all!
Brightstone Mysteries: The Others (Ocean Media, 2nd Feb, $14.99) - A local toy-maker and all his factory workers mysteriously vanished on the same night. Uncover shocking secrets in this eerie hidden object puzzle adventure game! Upon your arrival to the town, things get more and more mysterious and clouded. It's up to you, ace reporter Mary Brightstone, to delve into the town's hidden mysteries and discover the truth. But first you'll need to understand the strange inhabitants. Find out in this original and exciting hidden object adventure game!
Bumblebee – Little Bee Adventure (EpiXR Games, 9th Feb, $9.99) - This game is a story-driven, narrative 3D flight exploration game in which you control a little bee on its journey to find a new home. On your quest to find a beautiful new home you will discovers distant places, friendly and calm animals, and amazing and dangerous habitats.
Chasing Light (Vittgen, 2nd Feb, $18.99) - What is a game? What should a game consist of? How should the game be? 'Chasing Light' is the process of the question and the story of the seven days of exploring the physical properties of the game and uncovering the inner world of human beings and society. You will become a game crew and create a game called 'Chase Light'. Controlling the director and producer, you make a lot of decisions in the process of game production: the choice of music and sound effects, the number of enemies, the speed of enemy input and attack...there are many pending issues that you need to decide on. So, think about what you need to make a game that people will love. Your own journey awaits its birth in 'Chasing Light'. The world of Chasing Light, and our lives are like a vast ocean full of reefs where no destination exists. From there, where would you like to go?
Crime Map: Spot the Hidden Differences (Cooking & Publishing, 2nd Feb, $2.99) - To solve any crime you need to be careful and pay attention to every detail is everything as it should be? In this game finding all the differences is the key to being a good detective. Will you be able to find out what details have changed at home scene? Only then will you be able to unravel the mysteries and learn the secrets of each crime. During each level you will have to find the differences in 4 scenes, if you succeed you will find the key to solve the case and become the best detective.
Forgotton Anne (ThroughLine Games, 13th Feb, $19.99) - Forgotton Anne is a seamless cinematic adventure with meaningful storytelling and light puzzle platforming. You are Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to squash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world.
Foxy’s Coin Hunt (Gametry, 4th Feb, $2.99) - Foxy's Coin Hunt is an exciting platformer game where players take on the role of Foxy, a cute fox who travels through different worlds to collect as many coins as possible. Along the way, Foxy must face a variety of enemies. Players will also have access to various items that will help them fight enemies and solve problems. Foxy's Coin Hunt offers beautifully designed worlds that will delight players of all ages. Will you take on the challenge and help Foxy reach his ultimate goal?
Go! Go! PogoGirl (Ratalaika Games, 10th Feb, $4.99) - Go! Go! PogoGirl is a dynamic, cute and wholesome platformer about a girl and her pogo stick. Bounce your way through the world, collect gems and then bounce some more! It’s a love letter to 1990s era platformers with colorful graphics, idle animations and fluid gameplay. The game even features secret push-button codes like in the old days. Never stop bouncing, never stop platforming!
Harvest Yuuka (Mediascape, 1st Feb, $25.00) - What will you do today? How about tomorrow? A farming simulation game you can play however you like! The protagonist is a scary youkai? No, she's a gentle youkai who loves flowers. Your objective is to create your own fantastic garden, unique to you. Whether you want to make your wide, empty lot into a sprawling field of flowers or a colorful, seasonal orchard, you're given full freedom to make whatever choices you want. You can even build your own house, letting you enjoy a slow lifestyle following your whims with no pressure.
Japanese Escape Games The Light and Mirror Room (Regista, 9th Feb, $9.99) - Explore the mysterious floor that exists in a certain building and solve the mystery. Can you escape Light and Mirror Room? The 14th Japanese Escape Games series!!
Kart Crazy Race Simulator Game (VG Games, 2nd Feb, $4.99) - Fast and dynamic kart races, if you are craving it and looking for it, Kart Crazy Race Simulator will not make you bored. Choose the map that suits you, set the game difficulty that is convenient for you and earn money to buy new karts that differ not only in design but also in power
Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society (NIS America, 14th Feb, $49.99) - Below the Galleria Manor there exists a mystifying maze overflowing with treasure. This dungeon-exploring adventure is filled with over 50 hours of labyrinth to traverse and a witch brigade custom made into your very own unstoppable monster-fighting force!
Legion of Doom (IceTorch, 10th Feb, $4.99) - Casual yet action-packed, reverse bullet hell RPG. You don't have to dodge - THEY have. The game puts you in the shoes of brave and relentless heroes, set on a difficult and demanding quest: defeating the legendary and formidable Legion of Doom.
Looking for Aliens (ChiliDog Interactive, 10th Feb, $6.99) - Aliens are among us! Can you find traces of them on Earth, the moon, and the edges of the galaxy? Find all the clues to prove the existence of alien civilizations and discover how making fried eggs can end up in a monster attack! This hidden object game lets you see the world through an alien TV show while following the adventures of Earth resident Shaun. He has to prove the existence of aliens no matter what! Hunt for items in 25 vibrant and detailed locations, including Area 51, the dream world, and even outer space!
Match Ventures 2 (Ocean Media, 2nd Feb, $11.99) - Unravel the secrets of Cliffmont Castle in this enchanted match-3 journey! Explore vast levels, collect precious treasures and solve tricky puzzles on your quest among the cavernous dungeons. But be wary the malevolent Dragon Master Dragor has returned with his evil horde to Crimson Valley. Fight off enemies, explore mysterious passageways, and with the help of Finley the Leprechaun, build strongholds to defend the kingdom from the dark invasion.
Nadir: A Grimdark Deck Builder (Crunching Koalas, 7th Feb, $19.99) - Nadir is a grimdark deck-building rogue-like adventure, with artwork burning of infernal fire and extraordinary inspirations straight from Dante’s Divine Comedy. Command an avatar of one of the Deadly Sins in 1v1 fights against powerful demons.Engage in card battles where each of your cards can be played in two ways, depending on its color: blue or red. Balance between them to your advantage, but be careful, as your every action charges the abilities of the enemy. Collect red and blue abilities on your journey and combine them into unique double cards, shaping the deck in your own way to prepare for upcoming challenges and survive as long as possible
NCL: USA Bowl (RedDeerGames, 3rd Feb, $14.99) - Become a CHAMPION of your own tournament in NCL: USA Bowl. Race your friends and experience the thrill of American football. Blow the competition away and give in to your sporting spirit. Take part in the exciting races of NCL: USA Bowl. Run straight into a series of stylized challenges and races. Enjoy it by yourself or with a couple of friends. Only one of you can win. Make sure all the glory is yours!
nPaint (RedDeerGames, 10th Feb, $19.99) - With nPaint, the best illustration app for Nintendo Switch™ , you'll create both simple, ordinary and professional paintings - from drawings of your favorite fairy tale characters to mind-blowing works of art.
Perseverance: Complete Edition (Feardemic, 9th Feb, $19.99) - Get the ultimate Perseverance experience in Perseverance: Complete Edition which bundles Perseverance: Part 1, 2, and 3 into one full package. Perseverance is a series of horror/ crime thriller visual novels inspired by stories like “Night of the Living Dead”, “28 Days Later”, “Blindness”, “Revivals” and most of all – “The Walking Dead”. Experience the stories of Jack and Karen from the beginning to the explosive conclusion
Pocket Witch (eastasiasoft, 15th Feb, $4.99) - A little witch has been locked away in a dungeon filled with traps and deadly roving enemies, and it’s up to you to help her escape! Pocket Witch is a precision platformer presented in retro pixel art style, where the little titular witch must overcome a series of brainteasing single-screen challenges to thwart the evil sorcerer who imprisoned her. Together with her flappy bat friend, the little witch will have to jump and air dash over wooden thorns and pools of acid, dodge flying blades, avoid magic spells and find keys to open gates. This witch may be little, but with your help, she can take on the biggest obstacles and escape to freedom
PowerWash Simulator (Square Enix Europe LTD, 31st Jan, $24.99) - Release the Pressure with PowerWash Simulator! Wash away your worries with the soothing sounds of high-pressure water. Fire up your power washer and blast away every speck of dirt and grime you can find. Build your own power-washing business and unlock new tools, upgrades and more – all with the simple satisfaction of power-washing to a sparkling finish.
PUTRID SHOT ULTRA (Abhi Sundu, 9th Feb, $2.99) - A chaotic shoot-em-up roguelite with magic spell casting. Stack tons of passive spells that trigger when you shoot while weaving your unique active spell in between. Blast your enemies with gunfire and magic spells in this chaotic roguelike shoot-em-up! Fall deeper and deeper into the crypt, fighting enemies and bosses and upgrading your spells along the way. Die again and again as you learn the ins and outs of the crypt. Master your magic spell-casting pistol as you descend!
Ragdoll Rage: Heroes Arena (HeroCraft, 10th Feb, $4.99) - Ragdoll Rage is an incredible shooting duel in the battlegrounds full of traps. Smash your local and online enemies in PvP modes. Break walls, teleport from one point to another or use jetpacks - ragdoll duels have never been funnier! Plenty of weapons, shields, and helpful bonuses guarantee you a win if you use them wisely!
Red Hands – 2 Player Games (Peaksel, 2nd Feb, $4.50) - Red Hands – 2-Player Games is based on a cool two player games known as “hot hands”, “slaps” or even in some countries “slap jack”. It belongs to games for girls and boys, but anyone who's competitive can play this reaction game. If you like to play two player games, this is a perfect choice for you
Rhythm Sprout (tinyBuild Games, 1st Feb, $14.99) - Rhythm Sprout is a handcrafted rhythm action with original music and a wacky story mode. Every music track goes together with a unique 3D environment designed around its theme and story. Keep an eye out for little events and easter eggs throughout the levels! Follow Sprout - the Chosen Onion - on his lightweight and self-aware adventure between music levels. Make funny dialogue interactions, full of silly jokes and pop culture references. Help the adorable inhabitants of the Vegetable Kingdom and face a charming cast of Sweet Villains
Rob Riches (Megapop, 9th Feb, $8.99) - Rob Riches is a zen puzzle adventure about exploring ancient temples, solving their mysteries and collecting treasure! Delve deep into the Mesoamerican jungle, brave the cold heart of the Norse temple and explore the tomb beneath the scorching sands
Samurai Warrior (Gametry,3rd Feb, $2.29) - Samurai Warrior is an exciting and engaging game that offers players the opportunity to experience an adventure as a samurai fighting for honor and survival in a mysterious world. The game offers intense and thrilling battles against opponents, using different fighting styles and special abilities. Players can explore different locations, solving puzzles and fighting bosses to uncover the secrets of this world. Additionally, the game features beautiful, atmospheric graphics that allow for full immersion in the game world and an unforgettable adventure as a samurai
Shark Attack: Fish Predator Ocean Sea Adventure Survival (VG Games, 2nd Feb, $4.99) - Who is the king of the underwater world? What animal is as old as the world? Many people don't even know what it looks like - of course it's a Shark! With our game Shark Attack: Fish Predator you can feel like a shark. Explore the life of sharks in their natural habitat! Freedom of action: gnaw, break, scare, no one will defeat you. Numerous selection of sharks will allow you to choose your favorite species. A variety of terrain with many interesting locations will not leave you indifferent. Realistic graphics with convenient controls will make you a real predator.
Souls Of Chronos (Astrolabe Games, 14th Feb, $19.99) - “Souls of Chronos” provides players with a classic JPRG gameplay experience. In addition to the action and dialogue options that may determine where the story heads, the vibrant overworld also has a wide variety of side quests for players to explore. Complete side quests in exchange for rewards to upgrade weapons or customize your characters. Maybe even some small, insignificant thing could influence the course of events… The duo of course will also encounter dangerous foes – ready your favourite weapon, unleash the power of Chrono, and crush whoever is in your way until the end!
Speedgunner Ultra (ChiliDog Interactive,10th Feb, $4.99) - Speedgunner Ultra mixes two different genres in a very impressive way — platforming and shoot-em-up. By pressing just one button you can switch between two variations: armed cyborg with ability to fire rockets and reactive jet with ability to dash and accelerate. Use your forms and abilities wisely to overcome the challenges and crush your enemies. When you play Speedgunner Ultra, only you decide on how to surpass in-game records. So, friend, show us what you’ve got!
Spy Bros. (RAWR Lab, 14th Feb, $7.99) - Spy Bros. (Pipi & Bibi’s DX) is a remake of TOAPLAN's "Pipi&Bibi's / Whoopee!". Spy Bros. is a single-screen action platformer game, reminiscent of Snow Bros. and others of that time where the players take on the role of Pipi and Bibi: two spies entering and bombing a series of six buildings protected by guards, scientists, divers, mob bosses, humanoid cats and other wacky individuals... and escaping the buildings just in time before they collapse from the explosions!
Street Racers (YeTa Games, 7th Feb, $5.99) - Street Racers provide fun and exciting arcade car race game. Inspired from old school arcade racer and provide similar gameplay and visual aesthetic.
Swords & Bones Ultimate Edition (RedDeerGames, 3rd Feb, $7.19) - Swords and Bones is a game inspired by 80s and 90s classics. Travel back to your childhood, fight through levels filled with monsters, avoid traps and collect power-ups & trophies in this dark medieval fantasy world. The demon world invades humanity every 500 years. The Wolf Demon has been bullying the Kingdom of Vestus and it seems that there is no hope. But there’s one hero who can put an end to it - you - a nameless warrior with a sword in hand. What are you waiting for
Ten Dates (Wales Interactive, 14th Feb, $15.99) - Ten Dates is the sequel to the interactive rom-com, Five Dates, taking place in the post-pandemic world. Misha, a millennial from London in search of that elusive in-person connection, tricks her best friend Ryan into going to a speed dating event with her. Each with their own five potential matches, Misha and Ryan must pluck up the courage and turn on the charm to date wildly different personalities. Throughout the game, your choices and interactions will either strengthen or weaken your relationship with your date. Amidst a branching, multi-directional chain of conversation topics and deep-dive questions, Misha and Ryan are faced with ice-breaker games, awkward scenarios and unexpected truths. Will either find love?
The Intership (Cooking & Publishing, 2nd Feb, $4.99) - When a group of teenagers torments the boarding school, making the right decisions is crucial to survive. Choose between 4 different characters and discover their stories throughout this disturbing game. Be careful, all the decisions you make will have consequences. Keep a cool mind and get all 4 protagonists to survive to the end of their story You will find up to 20 alternative endings!
WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros (KONAMI, 8th Feb, $0.99) - Experience the virtual world of baseball available in WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS. The most played baseball game series in Japan is now featured in the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s eSport discipline. Whether you like swinging for the fences or pitching in the strike zone, you know baseball is all about batting, pitching, and fielding. The virtual world of baseball is no different. With easy pick-up-and-play mechanics, WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS is fun for both novices and skilled gamers. Create your own dream team with unique characters from the POWER PROS universe.
Youmandriver (Ultimate Games, 10th Feb, $11.99) - Drive on winding open roads in traffic without causing an accident. Licenses to pass. Money management and progressive career. Realistic Vehicle Physics. Special missions with stunts. Roads designed like real ones made for legal speed, you will have to be quite careful to succeed. Just like in reality, do not expect to be 80% of the time full throttle when driving a 500+ HP car! Prepare yourself for an experience rich in tension and concentration
What will you be downloading this week? (251 votes)
- Metroid Prime Remastered43%
- Alice in Wonderland - A jigsaw puzzle tale 0%
- Arcade Archives Phelios4%
- Beat Them Up - Box Simulator - Boxing Battle Fight Combat for Nintendo Switch Ultimate 2023 0%
- Box Roulette Simulator- Boxing Battle Fight Combat for Nintendo Switch 0%
- Brightstone Mysteries: The Others 0%
- Bumblebee - Little Bee Adventure 0%
- Chasing Light 0%
- Crime Map: Spot the Hidden Differences 0%
- Forgotton Anne2%
- Foxy's Coin Hunt 0%
- Go! Go! PogoGirl1%
- Harvest Yuuka1%
- Japanese Escape Games The Light and Mirror Room 0%
- Kart Crazy Race Simulator Game 0%
- Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society3%
- Legion of Doom 0%
- Looking for Aliens 0%
- Match Ventures 2 0%
- Nadir: A Grimdark Deck Builder 0%
- NCL: USA Bowl 0%
- nPaint 0%
- Perseverance: Complete Edition1%
- Pocket Witch 0%
- PowerWash Simulator2%
- Putrid Shot Ultra 0%
- Ragdoll Rage: Heroes Arena 0%
- Red Hands - 2 Player Games 0%
- Rhythm Sprout 0%
- Rob Riches1%
- Samurai Warrior 0%
- Shark Attack: Fish Predator Ocean Sea Adventure Survival 0%
- Souls Of Chronos 0%
- Speedgunner Ultra 0%
- Spy Bros. 0%
- Street Racers 0%
- Swords & Bones Ultimate Edition 0%
- Ten Dates 0%
- The Intership 0%
- WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros10%
- Youmandriver 0%
- Nothing for me this week11%
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!
Technically nothing this week, but I'll be picking up Metroid Prime Remastered physically before long. I will download Blanc should it review well.
I'm just loading up on demos this week. Still playing Engage.
I bought Power Pros for 2 reasons:
1. It is only 99 cents.
2. I want more Power Pros games to come to the US in the future!
I’ll be getting Prime one of these days. I have so much freaking #%! to buy and play right now i’m gonna puke. Puke happiness anyways.
Has anybody played any of those bee games? I wonder if they are awful.
I kind of just want to chill and be a bee.
This week's ACA game seems to be a game called Magical Speed.
And apparently in two weeks we're getting Don Doko Don!, another Taito single-screen platformer (so it's like Bubble Bobble with garden gnomes with hammers).
Why's Forgotton Anne on the list? It's been available for years.
Good to see Blanc getting a mention here - didn't seem to get much love after the Direct.
@Rambler You’re not the only one wondering this! I bought it when it released awhile back, and when I was browsing the coming soon section the last couple weeks I noticed it was on there.
I wonder if it got silently pulled and patched or something, then released again. Or maybe it switched publishers, or license renewal…..
blanc looks lovely so I will definitely get it at some point and I may just be impatient and grab it immediately.
Labyrinth of Galleria intrigued me while reading down the list but then I noticed it was $50. I guess it will languish on my wishlist for now.
I seriously love the art style of blanc but, unfortunately have no one to play it with. Colour me disappointed.
Ditto~ 👍 I also got the game for about the same reasons~ 🤣👍
Happy Gaming! (^_^)
First time enjoying Metroid Prime on my Nintendo Switch OLED! And I once owned a GameCube too, and sadly never experienced Metroid before besides Smash Bros. Wow, did I miss out.
Can someone please explain beat them up-box simulator, that word vomit description from the e-store says almost nothing. Do you train a fighter to simulate a side scrolling beat 'em up?
Already got Power Pros since it's only 0.99, I'll eventually get Metroid Prime, Blanc, PogoGirl and might also get Labyrinth of Galleria (still have to buy and play the previous game) and PowerWash!
I grabbed Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden but I'm super busy with The House in Fata Morgana.
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