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
Wintermoor Tactics Club (Versus Evil, 10th Sep, $19.99) – It was hard enough for Alicia at the famed Wintermoor Academy before it erupted into a snowball war. Now her club’s only hope is to transform from nerdy nobodies into fantasy heroes. Unravel a reality-bending mystery. Test your strategic mettle against an avalanche of colorful characters and survive high school with gameplay inspired by tactics RPGs and visual novels. And don’t forget to make friends!
Bake ‘N Switch (10th Sep, $29.99) – Catch, merge and sacrifice delicious Dough creatures before time runs out! Join a crew of Apprentice Bakers on their journey to learn the unique abilities that set them apart. Get ready to face the Guardians of each World, unlock the story behind The Mould infection, and fulfill your destiny to become a Master Baker.
Fight Crab (Nussoft, 15th Sep, $19.99) – You are a crab. Embark on a world tour of devastation, flipping over as many crabs as possible in a quest to be crowned lord of the crustaceans. Fight Crab is an over-the-top, physics-based, 3D action battle game that combines giant crustaceans, wild weaponry and intense claw-to-claw combat into one absurdly hilarious game.
Switch eShop – New Releases
Active Neurons 2 (Sometimes You, 16th Sep, $4.99) – Your main task in the game is to collect enough energy to discover the 12 greatest inventions of mankind. Look for the right way to energy charges using obstacles in the level. Avoid dangerous obstacles, they are destructive! Teleport from one space to another to get closer to your goal.
Adventures of Pip (TicToc Games, 10th Sep, $9.99) – Welcome to the next evolution of the classic side-scrolling action platform game! Journey with Pip as he sets out to save Princess Adeline from the evil Queen DeRezzia. Pip’s quest begins when he learns he can absorb the Bitstream from his fallen foes to evolve and devolve between three different forms – single pixel, 8-bit, and 16-bit! Each transformation provides different powers that Pip can use to solve environmental puzzles and blast through enemies.
Arcade Archives Gemini Wing (HAMSTER) “Gemini Wing” is a shooting game released by TECMO in 1987. On a secret mission, “Gemini Wing,” your objective is to control a Gunship and reclaim the world from the insects. Complete the stages by using 8 different types of GUNBALLS to shoot down enemies.
Arcade Archives CONTRA (HAMSTER, 3rd Sep, $7.99) – Contra is an action game that was released by Konami in 1987. The strongest warrior ‘Contra’ Bill and Lance will challenge the destruction of the Earth invasion base of aliens, with their passion ‘Toukon’ (Fighting Spirit) and their inborn guerrilla tactics. In this work, the Japanese version and the overseas version of Contra are included.
Awakening of Cthulhu (3rd Sep, $11.99) – How can a day go so mad? This is the question that runs on our hero Walter’s mind who is a jobless ex-veteran and suffers from PTSD. On the top all, Cthulhu is rising again from his eternal sleep from the deepest shadows of Earth to bring the apocalypse.
Bounty Battle (Merge Games, 10th Sep, $24.99) – Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy.
Caveman Tales (Ocean Media, 10th Sep, $9.99) – Long ago, in a land before time, there was a forest. For as long as you can remember, a tribe of humans lived safely there. Their village was small but the tribe was happy. But then, everything changed! For mother nature is unpredictable sometimes… Will you help Sam and Crystal and their family to find a new place for the entire tribe?
Death and Taxes (Pineapple Works, 10th Sep, $12.99) – In this narrative-based game, you take the role of the Grim Reaper on an office job. Your job is to decide which people are going to live or die. Your choices will affect the world around you. Keep the chaos away or foil plots to destroy the world and rise through the ranks of Reapers all the way up to middle-management.
Deleveled (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, 10th Sep, $9.99) – Deleveled is a physics-based puzzle-platformer in which you simultaneously control two characters who fall in opposite directions and transfer their momentum through surfaces allowing each other to reach new heights.
Deuces Wild – Video Poker (eSolutions Nordic, 4th Sep, $7.49) – Enjoy the Casino Experience! Simple and clean design. Fast and easy gameplay. Gamble your winnings.
Doodle Derby (Headup Games, 11th Sep, $7.99) – Doodle Derby is a devilish physics racing platformer inspired by smashing all the stuff from your childhood toybox into each other. Anything is possible in the least realistic car game ever. In Doodle Derby you must build the track before trying to reach the goal of the level. Complete your new cool track additions and push your luck! Can’t do it? Rebuild it. Doodle Derby offers a single-player campaign of ludicrous puzzle challenges next to some friendship-testing multiplayer modes.
Drums (Sabec, 10th Sep, $9.99) – Turn your Nintendo Switch into a portable drum set and learn to play anywhere, anytime. Drums is a simple and fun game for kids and adults of all ages, that will teach you how to play the drums. Choose from one of the 9 included classic drum practise tutorials 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4, that will teach you how to play them like a professional by tapping the highlighted drums.
Firework (Fantastico Studio, 11th Sep, $14.99) – Follow Yan the Defective One through his fight against the Fire Troops and let him unveil the Facility’s mystery. Dive into a modern tale written by David de La Rosa and developed by Ivan Zanotti.
Golf Zero (Ratalaika Games, 11th Sep, $4.99) – Golf Zero is a cute, fun and original little game with a mix of clever golf platforming gameplay. To sink a putt you must jump, sprint or slide while avoiding unconventional hazards like brutal boulders, whirling saw blades, or zinging bullets as the challenge increases.
Hades (Supergiant Games, $24.99) – Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant’s critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre.
Her Majesty’s Ship (15th Sep, $10.99) – In this resource management game, you Start your career as a Captain on a 3rd rate Ship of the Line, then work your way up to become the next Admiral of the Fleet. The primary objective of the game is to be promoted to Admiral of the Fleet, without having any mutiny nor losing the vessel. The player will receive tasks from the admiralty which will need to be executed in order to get the desired promotion.
Hotshot Racing (Curve Digital, 10th Sep, $19.99) – Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience. 16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modelled with the most vivid colours and blue skies for miles. Read our Hotshot Racing review
Inertial Drift (PQube, 11th Sep, $19.99) – Twin-stick drifting! Twice the controls, twice the control! A completely new level of precision allows for drifts a hair’s breadth away from the crash barrier, making every turn intense! 16 different driving styles! Every character and their car in Inertial Drift have a unique driving style! Pick your favourite technique or master all of them to become the ultimate racer!
Minoria (DANGEN Entertainment, 10th Sep, $19.99) – Ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia. Witches must burn and sins must be judged. Venture forth as Sister Semilla to burn down the pillars of heresy in Minoria, an action-platformer by the creators of Momodora. The story takes place during the fourth Witch War. It is a time of fanatical religious fervor.
Mushroom Savior (Flying Islands Team) The evil tree kidnapped the mushroom folk and imprisoned them in the dungeon. Help the mushroom king to rescue his people. Make your way through the dangerous dungeon, save the mushrooms and defeat the evil tree!
Office Lovers (3rd Sep, $14.99) – You and he, in the meeting room. All alone. The flames of romance start to burn. Take care no one smells the smoke.
Panda Jump (4th Sep, $5.99) – Jump your Panda through never ending challenging levels. Collect Coins as you jump higher to collect powerups and cute Panda characters. Jump on bad guys or just avoid them as you get as high as possible. Fun for the whole family!
Space Robinson (Crytivo, 10th Sep, $9.99) – After crashing into an abandoned colony base overrun with hostile life, you must find a way to survive the elements armed at first with only a gun and wrench. Find friends and upgrade your way to victory.
Super Dragonfly Chronicles (Marco Ayala Games, 4th Sep, $6.99) – Play as Mark West in his journey to find the truth behind his father’s death and a strange alien armor left for him.
Takotan (eastasiasoft, 9th Sep, $6.99) – The world has been taken over by an alien invasion. On the eve of destruction, humanity calls out for help! Takotan is a retro shoot’em up inspired by 16-bit classics. Save the world from alien invasion by shooting and dodging your way through 8 action-packed levels with sinister bosses!
The Snake King (YeTa Games, 10th Sep, $7.99) – Classic snake return to become of the king. Eat all apple and clear all rooms. With magical power-ups, achieve your glory. Conquer all dungeons and rule them all.
Tin & Kuna (Aksys Games, 10th Sep, $29.99) – Spin and smash through the colorful, chaotic worlds of Tin & Kuna. Explore levels filled with puzzles and peril. As Kuna collects power crystals, he obtains special abilities; jumping higher, catching fire, and attaching to magnetic objects to rescue Tin. Use all your skills and abilities to bring the world into balance and defeat Chaos!
Tomoyo After -It’s a Wonderful Life- CS Edition (10th Sep, $34.99) – Experience the full story of the budding romance between CLANNAD heroine Tomoyo Sakagami and protagonist Tomoya Okazaki in Tomoyo After -It’s a Wonderful Life- CS Edition. Yuichi Nakamura, known for his acclaimed performance as Tomoya in the CLANNAD animated series, lends his vocal talents to complete the cast of this emotional tale.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York (10th Sep, $12.99) – Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York is a stand-alone expansion and a companion piece to VtM: Coteries of New York. While Coteries was a general introduction to the world depicted in the 5th Edition of the hit tabletop role-playing game, Shadows presents a more personal and unique tale.
Valentina (QUByte Interactive, 8th Sep, $0.99) – VALENTINA is a Brazilian indie game. Set in an enchanted kingdom, where Valentina, the player’s character, with her bow and arrow faces monsters and surreal beings to save her kingdom and friends.
WeakWood Throne (Drageus Games, 11th Sep, $4.99) – Something bad happened in WeakWood Kingdom… furious beasts wandering in the fields, people getting more miserable each day. It all started when the new King reigned. Find out what’s wrong in the throne room!
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!