Cassette Beasts
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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 - Highlights

MAQUETTE (Annapurna Interactive, 25th May) - MAQUETTE is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. Head to the center of the world and you’ll feel like a giant, towering over buildings and walls. But venture further out and start to feel small as things get larger and larger – to the point where cracks in the ground become chasms! In MAQUETTE you will explore the scales of everyday problems in a modern-day love story, where sometimes the smallest of issues can become insurmountable obstacles. Solve the puzzle today on Nintendo Switch!

Cassette Beasts (Raw Fury, 25th May) - Explore New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by strange creatures you’ve only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven’t and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you’ll need to explore every inch of the island and record monsters to your trusty cassette tapes to gain their abilities! Cassette Beasts is available today!

Switch eShop - New Releases

A Western Drama (IV Productions, 8th May) - A Western Drama is an arcade audiogame with a deep story set in the American frontier of the nineteenth century, starring two bounty hunters, the young Wade and his master Drake. As Wade, the player will have to face caravan thieves, robbers, cutthroats, and mercenaries in violent shootouts and fast duels, trying to capture the four most dangerous criminals in the West and get to the heart of Wade's recurring nightmares. Binaural audio allows players to live in a realistic world, without using any visual feedback. Through binaural audio, the player is immersed in a three-dimensional audio world, that we have designed following the typical atmospheres of spaghetti western stories, full of characters, small outposts, dirt roads, and cities.

AKAIITO HD REMASTER (Success, 25th May) - After the death of her only living relative – her mother, this past summer Kei was sorting through her inheritance and learned that her father, who had already passed away, owned an old Japanese mansion in a little-known place called “Hemizuka″. Kei decides to investigatein order to determine the prospects of this forgotten homestead. On the way there, Kei has a strange dream in which a huge tree pierces the sky and a girl named Yumei appears with a flock of butterflies. What is the legend of the mountain god and human sacrifice in Hemizumika? What is the truth of Kei‘s lost memory? Hemizuka is Kei's birthplace. When the characters come across each other, the wheels of destiny quietly begin to turn. . .

AOISHIRO HD REMASTER (Success, 25th May) - Syouko Osanai, head of the kendo club at Seijo Gakuin, came to Shosin Temple in Unasaka, far to the south for the kendo club's training camp. That evening, Syouko and Yasumi Aizawa, the club manager were walking along the beach when they saw a girl lying in the sand. Syouko rescued the girl and found out her name was Nami. From then on, the girl became fond of Syouko and Yasumi. After that, Syouko's fate was changed forever as her destiny unravelled moment, Shoko‘s life changed forever.

Arcade Archives Ark Area (HAMSTER, 18th May) - "Ark Area" is a shooting game released by UPL in 1989. Players will control a fighter aircraft that can attack in all directions in order to defeat enemies that appear from various directions. This is a title full of unique features from UPL including appealing graphics, sounds, as well as afterimage stages. The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. *The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Bat Boy (X PLUS, 24th May) - Interdimensional mage Lord Vicious has brainwashed Bat Boy’s fellow teammates in order to participate in the Trials of Darkness, a heinously brutal series of athletic events! It’s up to Bat Boy to team up with the mouthy crow Garou, traversing a hostile world to free the minds of his sports-hero teammates before they fall victim to the trials. Along the way, Bat Boy will encounter a variety of characters, some allies, most not, as he fights his way to the final confrontation with Lord Vicious. Bat Boy pits the titular hero against the former allies of his sports team with heroes such as Racket Girl, Shinai Guy, Aquaria and Mr. Blitzer, among others as he travels through the many regions beyond Lord Vicious' dimensional gateway!- Read our Bat Boy review

Bee in The Valley (Ultimate Games, 25th May) - Embark on an adventurous journey through the world of valleys in Bee in The Valley! Discover wild, forest, and mountain valleys, filled with unexpected fun moments and exciting challenges. Your goal as a bee is to explore these unknown valleys, searching for flowers and collecting nectar to make honey in the hive. But don't be fooled, it's not as easy as it seems. Learn to fly like a real bee in the characteristic zigzag style known as the 'Dance Bee'. Each mission becomes more challenging, with increasing time pressure. Your time limit is determined by the honey percentage in the hive, and the pace of honey consumption accelerates with each mission. Fly faster, collect more flowers, and unlock new valleys. But beware! In each valley, you'll encounter surprising rivals such as bears, hornets, spiders, hedgehogs, birds, and bats. Outsmart them to successfully complete your missions. The key moment in the game is a special mission where you must defend your beehive.

BlackSmith HIT (Ultimate Games, 25th May) - Become the ultimate blacksmith in BlackSmith HIT, an exclusive and captivating arcade game for Nintendo Switch™. Immerse yourself in an ultra-realistic hammering experience, featuring stunning graphics, incredible animations, and intuitive controls. Hammer the red iron, discard the cold ones, and unlock amazing rewards as you progress through new levels. Prepare to unleash your inner strength and experience tremendous satisfaction in BlackSmith HIT. Only if you have what it takes to be a real blacksmith, your hammer awaits. Seize it and embark on a smashing adventure! This game is tailored for passionate and competitive players, offering a wealth of excitement and challenges. Establish your name among the world's finest blacksmiths, with each swing of your hammer taking you closer to greatness. While the concept may sound simple, BlackSmith HIT offers an addictive and engaging gameplay experience. Your task is to hit and catch, but there's a twist.

Bubble Bird (Artem Kritinin, 15th May) - The player must make quick decisions and choose the right path based on the color of their bird. Bubble Bird is a simple yet addictive game that is great for both adults and kids to play. She perfectly develops reaction and the ability to make quick decisions.

Chasm: The Rift (SNEG, 18th May) - Following the destruction of Time you are left to battle in this horrific hellhole of multilevel interconnected missions populated by gruesome grotesque creatures. ABOUT Having its roots in 1997 and developed in Ukraine, Chasm: The Rift is one of the most thrilling and innovative FPS from this era and the first Eastern European boomer shooter ever made. THE STORY Feeling you are no longer alone, you turn, with just enough time to shoot, killing the mutation charging mercilessly toward you. You begin to sense an eerie feeling of fear in the air, but your skin crawls as you realize it's your own. . . What was that thing? Again and again you shoot, battling more strange beasts; all grotesque mutations of creatures you once knew. Suddenly the inexplicable becomes clear. Time channels have formed in the Earth's atmosphere, turning once normal life forms into something they were never meant to be.

Chronicles of 2 Heroes: Amaterasu’s Wrath - Amaterasu and her disciple, Empress Himiko, tyrannize feudal Japan with their mighty army of yokai. Each character plays very differently. Kensei masters close combat, but he cannot jump, while Ayame is way more agile thanks to her jumps and long-ranged attacks. Switch between both heroes and combine their skills to overcome tough platforming challenges and face epic boss fights.

Coloring Pixels: Collection 3 (ToastieLabs, 25th May) - The objective is quite simple: each level contains numerous uncoloured pixels and it is your job to colour them in. Each pixel is numbered; this number corresponds with a colour in your palette. Select a colour from the palette and paint each of its corresponding pixels. Correctly colour all pixels in a level to finish it! Coloring Pixels is a great way to wind down, you can just sit back and relax. With 180 levels, you can have hours of fun. This collection contains 8 themed books: 1-Bit Book - Each image is a unique picture created in the retro 1-bit art style! That means each image has only 2 colours! Sadari Book - Grab your binoculars and put on your sun hat - we're going on a Safari tour with this Book to see all of your favourite animals! Fairy Tales Book - Inspired by the characters and scenery associated with classic fairy tales, expect levels depicting villainous pirates, mystical genies, and more rare and magical creatures.

End of Lines - An avoidable catastrophe. A disaster of our own making. A downfall foretold. End of Lines follows a group of survivors as they wander the devastated countryside of Southern Europe, desperately searching for a safe place to settle and a semblance of normalcy, after losing everything but each other.

End of Lines is a beautifully-told and emotional tale, brought to life by hand-painted visuals and an immersive original soundtrack. To experience this story, players must have an active role in shaping it, with each choice delivering a consequence that can push the narrative in different directions

Fantasy Tower Defense (Prison Games, 4th Sep, $4.99) - Hurry up! Go back to your castle before rushing enemies arrive there and defend it in the final battle! Customize your tactic depending on enemies you encounter with different towers, special skills and courageous reinforcements. - 20 unique levels which require different strategies - Wide variety of enemies with unique abilities and weaknesses - 5 powerful towers which can be upgraded to be even more destructive - Special skills of towers crucial to accomplish your goal - Long battles which will provide you hours of gameplay - Beautiful, hand made fantasy world - Spectacular boss fights

Fights in Tight Spaces (Mode 7, 25th May) - With an evolving roster of abilities, you must train new cards, upgrade existing ones, and find the perfect combinations to defeat your opponents and bring down criminal organisations across the world. In an era where espionage is handled largely by data-packets being pored over by teams of analysts, Section Eleven’s approach is more hands-on, dealing with the sorts of criminal organisations who live and operate outside the realms of electronic communication. When the rest of the intelligence services have failed, they call Section Eleven. As a Section Eleven agent it is your job to find direct solutions to emerging threats… largely by smashing people’s faces into things. The game blends deck-building, turn-based tactics, and thrilling animated fight sequences in classic action-movie settings. Learn to balance your hand, momentum, and positioning to overcome the odds to defeat your adversaries - Read our Fights in Tight Spaces review

Finally, in Love Again (Voltage, 24th May) - The Story: A successful pastry chef, you've put love on the backburner for one too many years. But a run-in with an ex and the serendipitous appearance of five younger men have put the light of love back into your life! Characters: Aki Fujishima "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" Shuichiro Momoi "Confident and Conceited" Sosuke Kikuchi "Cool and Earnest" Kazuki Serizawa "Sophisticated & Silver-Tongued Ex" Kanata Tachibana "The Loveless Romance Novelist" Contents: Includes Main Stories from the app Love 365: Find Your Story up until "The Family Album"

Fitness Circuit (Spike Chunsoft, 25th May) - Super Circuit Training is a workout method that alternates aerobic and strength-building exercises to efficiently burn calories, increase endurance, and improve muscle strength in a short period of time.

Hello Goodboy (Freedom Games, 25th May) - Hello Goodboy is a heartwarming, wholesome adventure featuring Iko, a boy new to the afterlife. With no memory of what brought him to the world beyond, he must rely on Coco, a strangely familiar dog who will help him solve the mysteries of this new existence. Journey through unknown, yet familiar places, meeting fellow souls on their own adventures through the afterlife. Pay it forward with generous favours for them and try to figure out just why Iko landed in the land beyond to begin with. However, mind the time: there's only so much of it! - Craft a personal fairy tale atmosphere and a heartwarming story, as Iko and Coco make their way through the afterlife. - Unravel mysteries and collect bundles of joy - Give endless bellyrubs to Coco along the way! - Befriend the dozens of denizens in the afterlife like a lonely child, an anxious couple, an overworked lumberjack, and more. - Everyone has a story to tell and a task Iko can help with.

HELLO KITTY AND FRIENDS HAPPINESS PARADE (Rogue Games, 13th Apr) - Cute? Check. Colorful? Check. And way cooler than you think? Triple check. Get ready for a rad and unexpected journey through the world of Sanrio in a music rhythm game like nothing you’ve experienced before. Join Hello Kitty and two friends on a delightful music tour as they spread happiness to everyone. Along the way they’ll discover new friends to join their musical parades. However, jealous of Hello Kitty’s growing fanbase, Kurami will stop at nothing to end the music, dispatching goons and laying traps to stop the momentum. It’s up to you to dance, dance, dance to the beat, avoid traps, use each character’s unique abilities, collect coins and upgrades, complete challenges, and bring joy to the world around you! With a robust soundtrack filled with over 40 amazing pop hits, you’ll be dancing to the music long after you put the controllers down.

Home Sweet Home (Mastiff) - In this Real Life kind of game, you can work, have fun and even work out to get fit. It's your duty to take care of your house. Remember to clean it everyday, and don't forget to work, otherwise you will have no money. You don't want to get hungry or sick, right?

Hush Hush (Sad Panda Studios, 25th May) - Featuring the cast of the hit game "Crush Crush", Hush hush is a branching visual novel where you need to juggle a schedule and multiple lovers to save them from a gruesome fate. The story of Hush Hush centers around five girls that the player must date, impress, and ultimately make fall in love with them. Each girl is hiding a potentially dangerous secret that the player will need to discover and find a way to address / solve. Hush Hush is full of branching paths that affect the story. It has fully-voiced English dialogue, dozens of beautiful CGs to collect, and over 12 hours of engaging story-rich gameplay!

Johnny Trigger (QubicGames, 26th May) - Johnny Trigger – International Man of Mayhem! Stylish, deadly and smooth as a billiard ball, Johnny Trigger is a man on a mission in this non-stop platform shooter game where the action never ends. Do you have what it takes to bring down the underground world of the mafia? “Less talk, more bullets” – that’s Johnny’s motto as he runs, jumps, spins, slides and keeps on shooting till every bad guy’s bitten the dust. Dive straight in and get shooting! Johnny Trigger’s short but immensely satisfying levels make it the perfect action game to fill a short break. And if you’ve got a little more time, there’s so much to collect and a new challenge round every corner. So what are you waiting for? Those bad guys aren’t going to beat themselves, you know.

LASERPITIUM (eastasiasoft, 31st May) - In 2357, leaders of the galaxy S-08G signed a peace and cooperation treaty. In order to optimize the management of goods, the control of military forces and the well-being of the population, the computer program EVA was created on the artificial planet HELOS. A few years later, the EVA program’s governance caused social unrest across the galaxy. Military forces, now fully automated, directly attacked any attempt at rebellion. Now a group of resistance fighters aims to restore freedom to the planets. Their mission is to attack EVA’s military bases and annihilate HELOS. LASERPITIUM is a side-scrolling 2D shoot’em up with multi-directional scrolling and parallax presented in hand-drawn HD graphics. Take control of one of three ships, each with a unique playstyle, and blast through enemy swarms across 10 cosmic stages of arcade-inspired action!

Legendary Tales: Stolen Life (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 18th May) - Explore a fascinating world to save a werewolf's life and bring justice to the land ruled by cruel witches. “Legendary Tales: Stolen Life” is an adventure game in the genre of Hidden Objects, with plenty of mini-games and puzzles, unforgettable characters and complicated quests. After the disappearance of their parents and the death of their guardian, Lucia and her brother Ulf lived and worked in a tavern. But their lives changed dramatically when Ulf turned 18. He turned out to be a werewolf, and that very night he was abducted by a witch and taken to an undisclosed location. Lucia is willing to risk everything for the sake of saving her brother, who always took care of her. She knows for sure that he would have done the same for her. For the first time in many years of her life, that she spent in alienation from the outside world, adventures await her in stranger places full of unpredictable dangers.

Marlon’s Mystery: The darkside of crime - If you enjoy playing detective games, embark on an enigmatic adventure and discover the darkest secrets of the Taylor family. Abby Marlon and Jared Evans are recruited by the Taylor family to investigate a murder case: the youngest daughter, Eleanor, has murdered her father Edward and has got away with the inheritance money.
Abby and Jared have to trail Eleanor through different places to find her, but to do so, they will have to solve a mystery surrounding the family.

Move The Pin: Classic Logic Puzzle (Megame, 1st Jun) - The rules of the game are simple - you need to pull the pin and fill the glass with colored balls! But the further you go, the harder the puzzles become. You have to color the gray balloons before filling the glass with them, otherwise you will lose. To color the gray balls, you need to combine them with colored ones, and only then you can fill the glass with them. With each level, the number of compartments and obstacles increases, so you need to come up with a strategy - in what order to paint the balls. One wrong move and you will drop the gray balls into the glass! GAME FEATURES: • Excellent workout for the mind and logic; • Many levels of varying difficulty; • Simple and minimalistic graphics; • Management with the Joy-Con™️ controllers; • Relaxing musical accompaniment;

Mystical Mixing (QubicGames, 26th May) - Pour the potion into the cauldron, throw in the clover, bone and feather, stir and voila - you have a cute Mixie! Combine other ingredients to create Mixies with different features: winged, horned, spotted, furry. . . the possibilities are endless. Let your Mixie friends explore the mysterious island, find hidden treasures, repair the magical portal and collect new ingredients to create even more adorable pets. Over time, you might even discover a way to combine Mixies with each other. Mystical Mixing is an enchanting simulation game that will immerse you in a world of magic, alchemy and wonder. So grab your cauldron and start the adventure!

Mythargia (Bonus Stage, 31st May) - Mythargia is a 2D side scrolling retro adventure with emphasis on discovering the island’s story. **Explore the island:** As you search for information you will come face to face with the unnatural present on the island. Find tools and items to help you on your journey further inland. **Unravel the secrets:** Leave no stone unturned as you travel deeper into the island. Solve puzzles to find all the clues you can find to get a full picture of what has happened on the island. **Discover the nightmare:** Enter the other dimension and assist the islanders to earn their trust in order to learn more about them and their backgrounds. **Gather information:** Write journal entries and take photos of your journey to understand what has gone down on the island of Mythargia and compile a story of the century.

Nakana Bundle #4 (, 27th May) - Our motto as a publisher is to let you experience something new, go beyond entertainment. All our titles either have a meaningful story or experimental features, or both! This Bundle is a curated selection of 5 games. Make sure to check out their trailers. ++ Journey of the Broken Circle by Lovable Hat Cult ++ Platforming & Storytelling *literally* go hand in hand on a journey about much more than love. ++ Lydia by Platonic Partnership ++ Explore the mind of a child growing up with drunk and broken parents. ++ Mythic Ocean by Paralune ++ Teach the gods to create a better world - or mess it all up! Have relaxing, deep, and amusing conversations with six different gods and a cast of sea creatures. ++ Soul Searching by Kayabros ++ Embark on a single or multiplayer survival adventure made of meaningful encounters with others. . . and yourself.

Nakana Bundle #5 (, 27th May) - Our motto as a publisher is to let you experience something new, go beyond entertainment. All our titles either have a meaningful story or experimental features, or both! This Bundle is a curated selection of 5 games. Make sure to check out their trailers. ++ A Night at the Races by Mushy Jukebox ++ You have the night to win a clandestine tournament. Lead the rankings, get the prize, pay your debts, escape hell. ++ Cosmic Top Secret by Klassefilm & Those Eyes ++ "Was my Dad a spy during the Cold War? Did he prevent a nuclear war? " Help Trine investigate family secrets and historical plots in this award-winning adventure. ++ EQQO by Parallel Studio ++ Unravel the threads of a poetic adventure inspired by Ethiopian mythology. ++ Infini by Barnaque ++ Lose yourself in Infinity… but never lose Hope. Solve mind-bending riddles with spirit and skill.

Nakana Bundle #6 (10 games) (, 27th May) - Our motto as a publisher is to let you experience something new, go beyond entertainment. All our titles either have a meaningful story or experimental features, or both! This Bundle has all the games we distributed to your favourite console up to this day. Make sure to check out the trailer to catch a quick glimpse of each of them. ++ A Night at the Races by Mushy Jukebox ++ You have the night to win a clandestine tournament. Lead the rankings, get the prize, pay your debts, escape hell. ++ Cosmic Top Secret by Klassefilm & Those Eyes ++ "Was my Dad a spy during the Cold War? Did he prevent a nuclear war? " Help Trine investigate family secrets and historical plots in this award-winning adventure. ++ EQQO by Parallel Studio ++ Unravel the threads of a poetic adventure inspired by Ethiopian mythology. ++ Infini by Barnaque ++ Lose yourself in Infinity… but never lose Hope. Solve mind-bending riddles with spirit and skill.

Onigo Hunter (KEMCO, 25th May) - While investigating ancient ruins, the King has completely disappeared. His daughter, whose position as Princess is under threat, makes a request for help. A fledgling hunter takes on this request and sets off on a quest to find the King. . . Fight turn-based battles and aim to become the strongest hunter by taking on requests at the guild. Set traps to capture monsters, combine and turn them into equipment and items! Changing your equipment will also change your outfit look. Complete a whole range of challenges, including a monster catalog and a skill list to complete!

PI.EXE (Zenberry, 18th May) - PI. EXE is a challenging action/platformer that takes place in the inside of an operative system's server! Slash through your enemies as your make your way through each sector of the server, in order to rid the whole system of the virus that has grasped it! A single means of offense: A sword that can slice through enemies, and take their data to power up again! You only have a single shot! A challenge, a touch, a termination: A single graze from your enemies will delete you and force you to start each sector over again! The main objective is not the end: Replayability, with either keyboard, or gamepads! Make the most of your time and ability by reaching each sector, and finishing the game in the shortest time possible! Or perhaps, with as many chained combo attacks as possible!

Pulling no Punches (QUByte Interactive, 25th May) - Pulling no Punches is a classic beat’em up game with frame-by-frame animations, where players will try to survive a fictional pandemic in a city filled with madness and denial. The game includes 4 playable characters with unique unlockable moves, extremely detailed environments and local co-op multiplayer for up to 4 players. A BUNCH OF COOL STUFF: - 4 Co-op Local Multiplayer! - 4 Characters with unique Unlockables and Moves! - Use everything at your disposal to destroy your enemies: a wide variety of punches, kicks, grabs and headbutts! - Handmade art painfully animated frame by frame!

Puzzle by Nikoli S Numberlink (HAMSTER, 18th May) - Numberlink is a puzzle where you connect the same numbers without crossing lines. Trust your instinct and get connecting! Keep in mind that the longer the distance, the harder it gets. The options menu, manual, and other text are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

REPLIKATOR (Ratalaika Games, 25th May) - REPLIKATOR is a top-down shooter with roguelike elements, set in an abandoned space science complex. In the role of a galactic mercenary, you will have to fight against hordes of crazed robots and ectoplasmic monsters. Explore a mysterious scientific complex and uncover the secret of the REPLIKATOR project. Get ready for dynamic battles where you will constantly have to move and aim well to survive. The locations of rooms, enemies, and traps are procedurally generated, to insure a new challenge with every game!

RINA:RhythmERROR (BD, 25th May) - RINA RhythmERROR is a two-dimensional + retro electronic style rhythm game Different from traditional audio games, the wrong melody will bring players a complete story under the setting of the world view, which is more like an adventure. Where there is an adventure, there is a battle. Here, even if you don't follow the rhythm, as long as you survive, it is a kind of victory~ Disabled? It doesn't matter! ヾ(❛ᴗ˂ )♥ ♥Not only the characteristic boss battle of traditional audio tourism ♥ Unique audio game + boss battle experience, with emotional music. ♥ Super special featured tracks, ranging from retro to electronic styles (will continue to be updated in the future~) ♥ Various difficulty adaptations, satisfying both novice and hardcore players.

Rubberduck Wave Racer (Joindots, 18th May) - Be a duckling - a squeaky duckling! An incredibly fast ride over raging rivers and thundering white-water rapids. But your duckling also floats on lava, fruit juice and the Milky Way! The ducklings are just as wacky as the tracks: Diver Duck, Superduck, Unicorn Duck, Beauty Duck and many more are available for you to choose from. With up to four friends you can compete against each other - and everyone can be as cute as they like. But don't be fooled - there are also nasty power-ups that can really bother you and your opponents! Now get out on the water!

Santa’s Monster Shootout - Snowy valleys, Christmas bells and Santa Claus is preparing gifts for Christmas. A normal December. Really? No, something is different this year... Monsters and Zombies from all the world are trying to steal the gift packages, they want it all and they want it now. But Santa don't own just a sack full of gifts and a rod... he also has guns, big guns. Guns to defeat infinite waves of monsters to protect the gift packages. Help Santa to get rid of the evil breed and bring us happy holidays!

Serene Hike (Ultimate Games, 25th May) - Embark on a peaceful journey through a vast and majestic forest in Serene Hike. Explore various buildings and objects as you immerse yourself in the serene beauty of nature with a focus on relaxation and tranquility. - Relaxing and peaceful gameplay - Beautiful, colorful art style - Immersive ambience sounds - Explore a vast and majestic forest - Discover different buildings and objects

Skye Tales (4J Studios, 26th May) - Join Skye the friendly dragon and glide across the colorful, musical, cozy valleys of Brinn in Skye Tales, a gentle puzzle exploration game set in a world that couldn’t be happier to see you! • Help your valley neighbors get ready for a festival, put on a concert, and set sail by solving gentle puzzles • Soar up to the treetops and delve deep into the mines as you explore four diverse valleys, from the cozy countryside of Avieshire across to the warm sands of Whispridge • Take your time and have a break along the way with a rainbow of magical instruments and tactile toys to play with • Dress Skye in the latest fashions by filling out your wardrobe with fabulous outfits • Visual filters and other accessibility features help you to play Skye Tales your way Giggling bustlebees, yawning lumloxen, and cheeky zeels can’t wait to meet you, so sit back, take a deep breath, and relax. Your playful world awaits!

Smash Out (Entity3, 20th May) - Tap to fire balls and clear the platform! over 50 different challenges!

Spectrolite (Dolores Ent, 25th May) - Spectrolite is a unique take on first-person platformers, where you can experience the mix of thrilling atmospheric levels and intense timed challenges. Use rethought traditional platforming mechanics spiced up with powerful abilities to experience a level of precision new to the genre! Enjoy large scale hand-crafted levels with diverse environments and soundtrack, and bite sized time trials, where you can compare your skills against others on the global leaderboards. Learn from your mistakes and master every speedrunning challenge by observing the ghosts of other players!

Star Gagnant (Regista, 11th May) - Supervised by Takahashi Meijin! ! This new Shmup with its unique rapid fire system will blow you away! ! Star Gagnant is a vertical scrolling Shmup supervised by Takahashi Meijin. Unique rapid fire system Implemented a unique rapid fire system that uses the SPECIAL gauge and changes attack power with your rapid fire speed. This system was created through discussion between developer Terarin and supervisor Takahashi Meijin. The point of strategy is to select an appropriate rapid fire speed according to the situation and manage the SPECIAL gauge. Various graphics and enemy character designs Graphic designer Tenmaru created beautiful pixel graphics. Some unique enemies created from user ideas through crowdfunding will also appear. By switching in the option menu, you can also enjoy a slightly different "retro graphic" mode. ARCADE MODE In arcade mode, you will clear seven stages along the story. The mission will be completed when you clear all the stages. There are 4 levels of difficulty. CARAVAN MODE In caravan mode, compete for high scores on a dedicated stage for only 2 minutes. CHALLENGE MODE In challenge mode, your control skills will be evaluated in each challenge, and your overall rank will be displayed at the end. You will be able to objectively evaluate your control skills and use them as opportunities for improvement. In arcade mode, caravan mode and challenge mode, supports local ranking and online ranking. RAPID FIRE MODE In rapid fire mode, simply compete for rapid fire speed. Up to 4 players can play local matches. Great original music Includes two versions: the original version by HIROKKEY and the chiptune arrangement version by Taku Shiiba. You can switch the music version in the option menu. And in caravan mode and challenge mode, Takeaki "KINOKO" Kunimoto created the music. He has created music for many classic games in the past. These music made this game more attractive. Character voice In arcade mode, character voices are implemented in conversation scenes. This creates a realistic scene. *Notice In the trial version, only tutorial and arcade mode up to Stage 2 can be played. In the trial version, switching to "Retro Graphic" is not possible.

Sudoku: Casual Board Game (Megame, 18th May) - Sudoku is the oldest and very popular mindfulness puzzle! There are riddles for every taste - from the simplest to the most complex. And if the task is beyond your power, then you can always use the hints that will help in solving the puzzle. Pleasant music and colorful graphics will allow you to immerse yourself in the game, completely relax and have a good rest. Forget about paper sudoku, now the puzzle will always be with you on your device! Train your brain, develop logic and mindfulness! GAME FEATURES: • Excellent workout for the mind and logic; • Lots of colorful and interesting levels; • Relaxing gameplay; • Management with the Joy-Con™️ controllers; • Pleasant music, immersing in the game;

Super Night Riders (, 25th May) - Super Night Riders is a modern arcade racing game inspired by the retro classics. You are Alice, a beautiful and talented motorcyclist known as the Red Rider. In this game, your position in the race does not matter. It's all about traveling as far as possible while dodging the rival riders, and reaching each checkpoint before the timer hits zero. All the races starts during the day and continue through the night right up until sunrise. The game features 2 visual styles: Super and Classic. Ride through 36 beautiful stages in 6 challenging courses!

Terracotta (Freedom Games, 22nd May) - Something stirs in the darkness of the underground mausoleum. A terracotta figurine cracks and a soul stirs within, awakened by the energy of the Tao. You wake, surrounded by eight thousand of your terracotta comrades. A curse has been placed upon the army of the first emperor, save yourself… meaning you are the only one who can lift it and bring peace to one of the greatest spiritual wonders of ancient China. Terracotta is an action-adventure game based on China's seminal Qin dynasty. Though ruling only for fifteen years, the first imperial dynasty laid the foundations of a state that would endure for over two thousand years. Experience the splendor and drama, as China transforms from a patchwork of warring states to a united empire. Witness the creation of the first Great Wall of China and the grand victories that preserved its legacy.

The Blind Prophet (RedDeerGames, 26th May) - The Blind Prophet is a Point & Click game with a dark, gloomy atmosphere, maintained in a comic book style.

The Case of the Golden Idol (PlayStack, 25th May) - Discover clues surrounding 12 strange and gruesome deaths and build your own theory. Pick your suspect, deduce the motive, unmask the awful truth. Step into the shoes of an 18th century detective and uncover the mystery behind twelve strange deaths spanning 40 years, all somehow connected. Unmask the true killers in this sprawling narrative and discover their devious motives. Observe closely and reconstruct each scene of death. Your skills of deduction can identify each suspect, motive and murder weapon. Reveal the true nature of the mysterious Golden Idol and those who covet it. Follow the journey of a cursed aristocratic family as you untangle a web of deceit and villainy in your hunt for the truth behind this dark conspiracy.

The Tartarus Key (Armor Games, 1st Jan) - Delve deep into the darkness of a mysterious mansion and puzzle out a way to escape the horror that lies within. As Alex Young, you awaken to find yourself trapped in a dark room - and your only guide: a cynical voice on the other end of a portable radio. As you move from room to room, solving puzzles and rescuing others like yourself, team up with everyone from a self-important conspiracy theorist to a detective with secrets of her own. It quickly becomes apparent that there is something truly rotten lurking at the heart of this place. But who - or what - lurks in the shadows of this mansion, monitoring your every move?
Inspired by the look and feel of classic horror games, The Tartarus Key serves up a mystery filled with twists and turns, and more than a few deadly surprises. Rely on brains over brawn to help Alex survive, but beware - not everyone might make it out alive.

Theft Ride Legacy (Prison, 19th May) - Get ready for an adrenaline-packed adventure in "Theft Ride Legacy"! As a skilled motorcyclist, you'll navigate through abandoned warehouses to recover stolen loot from a bank heist. Using abandoned warehouses as your playground, dodge obstacles and race against the clock to collect as much loot as possible. Compete with friends in two-player mode to see who can become the ultimate loot hunter. With thrilling gameplay, challenging levels and the excitement of the chase, this game is perfect for anyone looking for a heart-pumping challenge. Get ready to embark on an action-packed journey and become the ultimate loot hunter!

To Hell with the Ugly (ARTE Experience, 30th May) - You’re Rocky, a 20 year old young man with a certain charm that doesn’t go unnoticed. After a night out at the Zooty Slammer, you wake up in a strange hospital, kidnapped and drugged. Whatever they did to you last night, they did it. And now it’s too late for apologies, you need to get to the bottom of this… Rocky style. ABOUT TO HELL WITH THE UGLY Finalist in the 2023 IGF awards in “Excellence in Visual Arts” and showcased in the Day of the Devs 10th anniversary, To Hell With the Ugly is an adventure game set in a 1950s LA film noir setting. Play as Rock Bailey, a blond and handsome young man who systematically refuses all advances made to him. To the dismay of everybody around him, he stubbornly saves himself until the day he turns 20. Everything changes when he is drugged and kidnapped outside the Zooty Slammer jazz club and wakes up in a strange hospital. They stole something from him, something very personal, and he wants revenge.

To The Rescue! - To The Rescue!is a dog shelter simulator where you are responsible for taking care of dozens of cute dogs in need of homes. It's not all cuddles and snoot boops though: running a shelter can be a lot of work. You have to manage all of the dogs' needs in order to maximize their chances of finding the right forever homes. Each day brings new challenges and rewards. Dogs have specific preferences, can get infectious diseases, and can have negative traits. But you can also hold fundraisers, get random donations, and, if you work hard, help someone find their new best friend. Unfortunately, there's never enough room, and always more dogs.

True Disc Golf (Kuvakertomo, 25th May) - True Disc Golf has 4 courses with 18 holes to play. You can play with 1-4 players locally and against others online. There's also training and skills challenges. You can play with controller, touch or motion control.

Undead Horde 2: Necropolis (10tons, 31st May) - The living have razed your home: The Necropolis. Become a necromancer king and raise undead warriors from the remains of your enemies. With each victory, your army will grow stronger and your city will become more powerful, allowing you to take on even tougher challenges. Take back your land, free the undead souls and secure a future for the undead. Undead Horde 2 is a necromantic action game with elements from RPG, strategy and hack'n'slash.

Vaccine Rebirth (RNC, 25th May) - Your friend has been infected again, find a cure before time runs out. But it won't be easy, sooner or later your friend will relapse and you'll have to find a new cure in a new randomly generated mansion. Will you be able to discover the secret of the mansion and save your friend once and for all? Vaccine Rebirth has been built from scratch, expanding the original idea, including new gameplay mechanics, enemies, locations, weapons and much more! Share the fear playing in the new local cooperative mode or beat the best online records of other survivors.

Waifu Space Conquest - In Waifu Space Conquest you can play a nostalgic arcade game.

Conquer all the space to pass the level. Confine the aliens in your claimed space to kill them. Think fast. Use all the power-ups available and be ready to keep going. The enemies become stronger and more dangerous will you be able to claim their territory?

Enjoy the cyberpunk aesthetic. And unlock images as you go.

おいでませ、こくりさん - Welcome Kokuri-san - (Cyberstep, 25th May) - "Investigating the Seven Wonders. . . Sounds really fun! " "Welcome Kokuri-san" is a short novel game in which the currently active VTuber "Kurune Kokuri" appears as the game's main character and draws a story with you. In some scenes, ASMR voices are recorded to create an intimate atmosphere and enjoy the scenario with Kurune Kokuri. ◆Synopsis "Kokkuri-san, kokkuri-san, we call upon you. " At the school late at night, the spell of "Kokkuri-san" that was nervously chanted,summoned an adorable sky fox named "Kurune Kokuri". The investigation of the seven wonders with "Kurune Kokuri" had begun. . . In the classroom, in the home economics room, in the nurse’s office. . . Enjoy the extraordinary day with a bit of mystery, excitement, and relaxation with "Kurune Kokuri".

What will you be downloading this week? (133 votes)

  1. Maquette5%
  2. Cassette Beasts16%
  3. A Western Drama  0%
  4. Akaiito Hd Remaster2%
  5. Aoishiro Hd Remaster2%
  6. Arcade Archives Ark Area3%
  7. Bat Boy5%
  8. Bee in The Valley  0%
  9. BlackSmith HIT  0%
  10. Bubble Bird  0%
  11. Chasm: The Rift2%
  12. Chronicles of 2 Heroes: Amaterasu's Wrath1%
  13. Coloring Pixels: Collection 3  0%
  14. End of Lines1%
  15. Fantasy Tower Defense  0%
  16. Fights in Tight Spaces2%
  17. Finally, in Love Again2%
  18. Fitness Circuit1%
  19. Hello Goodboy  0%
  20. Hello Kitty And Friends Happiness Parade4%
  21. Home Sweet Home1%
  22. Hush Hush  0%
  23. Johnny Trigger  0%
  24. Laserpitium  0%
  25. Legendary Tales: Stolen Life  0%
  26. Marlon's Mystery: The darkside of crime  0%
  27. Move The Pin: Classic Logic Puzzle  0%
  28. Mystical Mixing  0%
  29. Mythargia  0%
  30. Nakana Bundle #4  0%
  31. Nakana Bundle #5  0%
  32. Nakana Bundle #6 (10 games)  0%
  33. Onigo Hunter  0%
  34. Pi.exe  0%
  35. Pulling No Punches2%
  36. Puzzle by Nikoli S Numberlink1%
  37. Replikator  0%
  38. RINA:RhythmERROR  0%
  39. Rubberduck Wave Racer  0%
  40. Santa's Monster Shootout  0%
  41. Serene Hike  0%
  42. Skye Tales1%
  43. Smash Out  0%
  44. Spectrolite  0%
  45. Star Gagnant2%
  46. Sudoku: Casual Board Game1%
  47. Super Night Riders2%
  48. Terracotta  0%
  49. The Blind Prophet2%
  50. The Case of the Golden Idol2%
  51. The Tartarus Key1%
  52. Theft Ride Legacy  0%
  53. To Hell With The Ugly1%
  54. To The Rescue  0%
  55. True Disc Golf2%
  56. Undead Horde 2: Necropolis  0%
  57. Vaccine Rebirth2%
  58. Waifu Space Conquest1%
  59. おいでませ、こくりさん - Welcome Kokuri-san -2%
  60. Nothing for me this week36%

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!