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
NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition (SQUARE ENIX, $39.99) – NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is the Nintendo Switch version of NieR:Automata, an award-winning post-apocalyptic action RPG that has achieved deep-rooted popularity around the world. In the distant future, invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon. As 2B, a member of the newly organized android military force YoRHa, players will immerse themselves in a ferocious battle to take back the planet. – Read our NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition review
LEGO Bricktales (Thunderful, 12th Oct) – Embark on an epic adventure across a world of beautiful LEGO diorama biomes crafted brick-by-brick with your little robot buddy in tow as you search for inspiration to help your grandfather reinvigorate his rundown amusement park. Your journey will take you to the deepest jungle, sun-drenched deserts, a bustling city corner, a towering medieval castle and tropical Caribbean islands. Help the minifigures of these worlds by solving puzzles and unlock new skills throughout the story to uncover the many secrets and mysteries they contain. LEGO Bricktales will be available on Oct. 12.
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games, 7th Oct, $59.99) – Inspired by the sense of adventure and imagination from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with distinct planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action. In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again. No Man’s Sky will be available on Oct. 7.
Switch eShop – New Releases
4×4 Offroad Driver (BoomHits, $9.74) – Featuring 15 fantastic Off-Road Vehicles, 4×4 Cars, Pickups, Monster Trucks and specialist Rally Cars to take to the max on a huge number of exciting Off-Road and Precision Trials Driving Courses. Balance your speed and control to master each of the 75 intense Missions! GAME FEATURES ▶ 15 Fantastic OFF-ROAD vehicles to collect! ▶ 75 Intense Trials Driving Missions to master! ▶ Realistic physics! ▶ Customizable Control Methods ▶ Multiple Views (including Bonnet Cam) OFF-ROAD DRIVING Experience the thrill of Trials Driving! Make it through the rock mazes, bumpy terrain “test tracks”, through mud paths and rivers, over incredible log bridges, hill climbs and cross-country races! Control the power of your cars to make it around in one piece. You’ll have to summon the skills required if you want to be the Ultimate Off-Road Driver!
A Frog’s Job (Ratalaika Games, 7th Oct, $4.99) – The omnipotent Frog God has promised you the gift of reincarnation. All you have to do first is to save the lost souls of 40 frogs, which is no easy task. You’ve been gifted with the ability to suspend and resume time at your will. Jump over moving platforms, avoid pits, spikes, and enemies, and even create your own hover-board that doubles as a projectile attack! How many souls can you save? Will the Frog God grant your wish? Find out in this timeless puzzle platformer.
Assassin’s Creed Anniversary Edition Mega Bundle (Ubisoft, 29th Sep, $99.99)– The Assassin’s Creed Anniversary Edition Mega Bundle includes six action-packed games. Assassin’s Creed Anniversary Edition Mega Bundle requires download of at least 34GB. Additional microSD may be required (sold separately).
Billiard: Classic 8 Ball Pool (Megame, 6th Oct, $9.99) – The rules of the game are simple – pocket all the balls of the same color into the holes and end the match with the final black ball to defeat your opponent. But if the rules are simple, then the process itself will make you sweat, because in order to score all the balls faster than your opponent, you will have to show miracles of dexterity and accuracy. A correctly calculated trajectory will help you to quickly pocket your balls, and if you’re lucky, even several balls in one shot!
Bloodwash (Puppet Combo, 11th Oct, $9.99) – BLOODWASH is a giallo-inspired laundry horror game with low-poly graphics. Sara is a pregnant college student living with her alcoholic boyfriend in a run-down apartment complex. To make matters worse, a serial killer targeting pregnant women, the Womb Ripper, is terrorizing the city. One night, the washing machine in the basement breaks down. A helpful neighbor tells Sara about a 24-hour laundromat on the outskirts of town. What she finds there might claim her life! Narrative focused horror experience. Giallo-inspired plot. First person so anything can sneak up on you Drenched with gore Play in normal or VHS mode for extra grime.
Brick Breaker Ball Shooter (Megame, 6th Oct) – Welcome to the classic brick breaker game! Shoot and break bricks and become the ball master! Keep up with the bouncing ball and deflect it with your paddle in this classic breakout game! Join the brick world and enjoy all the different challenges and puzzles that await you! This game is easy to play, but difficult to master — try to achieve 3 stars on each level! Game Features: – Classic brick breaker breakout gameplay! – Tons of unique puzzles full of fun and amazing challenges! – Use power boosters to pass harder levels! – Easy to play, difficult to master!
Bus Driving Simulator 22 (SC Ovilex Soft, $27.99) – Get behind the wheel and become a professional bus driver! This amazing bus simulator will allow you to transport passengers across three different cities (Rio de Janeiro, Munich and Los Angeles) using various bus models with realistic physics and graphics. Play this bus simulator in single-player with career and freeride modes or immerse yourself with friends in the online multiplayer mode. Bus Driving Simulator 22 is the defining bus simulator for Nintendo Switch™ console. Here is what you will find in the game: • Three different cities to drive through and transport passengers in as a professional bus driver: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Munich (Germany) and Los Angeles (The United States of America).
CHAOS;CHILD (Spike Chunsoft, 7th Oct) – October 2015, 6 years after the disaster known as the “Shibuya Earthquake.” A series of strange incidents occur in the recovering Shibuya. A person who dies a mysterious death during a live internet broadcast. A person who dies while singing during a street performance. A body hanging and spinning from the ceiling of a love hotel. People started to realize. The date is the same as the incident that occurred in Shibuya 6 years ago. -Yes, this is the return of the New Generation Madness. But – there is one thing. Just one thing is different. A mysterious sticker left at the crime scene. No one knows yet that the mysterious sticker, which looks like a creepy sumo wrestler, will be the key to solving the NewGen case. A committee of 300 working in the dark. Awakening delusion manifestors. Their “fetal movement” will unleash the door of delusion once again…..
CHAOS;HEAD NOAH (Spike Chunsoft US, 7th Oct) – Takumi Nishijo is a second-year high school student on the verge of becoming a shut-in. “I have no interest in 3D. ” He lives surrounded by his beautiful girl figures in his room. He lives in Shibuya, where there has been a series of bizarre serial murders known as “New Generation Madness” (aka NewGen). The culprit has yet to be caught and has been causing unrest on the internet and television. One day, a gruesome image that seemed to predict the next NewGen killing was sent by a mysterious figure called “Shogun. ” The next day, on his way home from school, Takumi encounters a horrific crime scene, exactly as predicted. Before the corpse is a blood-soaked girl – Rimi Sakihata.
Clock Maker : My Clock – ver. digital (with timer) (kids room, $1.00) – Feel free to draw as you wish with your finger or an electronic pen. The time is ticked by the numbers you draw. It will be a little bit warm and fuzzy when your lover or your child draws it for you. ◆ I recommend this app to. . . Fathers who are working alone Painters (including self-proclaimed painters) People who want to use their Nintendo Switch™ as a clock. etc. . . . ◆ Features ・The day of the week, background, etc. can be drawn, and the tension will explode. ・It comes with a timer. It can be used as an accompaniment to cup noodles.
CosmoPlayerZ (Regista, 6th Oct) –
■Game Features This is a casual game in which the objective is to conquer a hierarchical dungeon. The player is in charge of moving his/her character, and attacks enemies with auto-aim when standing still. ■Strategic skill selection The player can select one skill from a random draw at each level up as they progress through the dungeon. The player can select one skill from a randomly drawn list as he or she progresses through the dungeon. Skills are an important element in determining strategy, such as close combat and long-range combat. Skill combos, which are generated by combining skills, have the power to wipe out the enemy. Skill combos,” which are generated by combining skills, have the power to wipe out enemies, but because skills are drawn randomly, an element of luck is also required in the strategy. ■Dressing up the player character Some skills change the outfit of the player’s character.
Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja (No Gravity Games, $7.99) – After suffering defeat at the hands of his arch-nemesis, the Shōgun, Cyjin is left to rust in a robot graveyard. Awakening beneath a mountain of scraps, Cyjin returns to the land of the living with a single goal: to seek revenge against his foes and make them pay.
Dropsy (Devolver Digital, $9.99) – After a deadly circus fire shatters his world and tarnishes his name, Dropsy the Clown finds himself on a journey of self-discovery through a story that harnesses themes of love and unmerited kindness. With his father gravely ill and the world turning its back on the once celebrated clown, Dropsy will need to help those in need, hug total strangers, and unearth dark secrets on the winding road to redemption. Oh, and Dropsy can also talk to animals.
Endless Memories (Clickteam, 7th Oct) – Join Rem on his journey through the dream world, inside the Laboratory of Dreams. Battle your way through an interconnected world where all minds are connected. Master many types of weapons and magic spells, solve the mysteries of the dreamers, and try to escape the Laboratory of Dreams.
Everdell (Dire Wolf Digital, $19.99) – From Everfrost to Bellsong, many a peaceful year has passed in Everdell — but the time has come for new territories to be settled and new cities to be established… Adapted from the award-winning board game from Tabletop Tycoon, Everdell is a fantastical city building game combining worker placement and strategic card play to create a new civilization. Gather resources to build fanciful Constructions and recruit colorful Critters to make your city thrive. Each card in your city scores points, and after four seasons have passed the highest-scoring city wins! Face off against other founders in cross-platform multiplayer games, or test your civic wits with AI play and Solo Challenges!
Falling Out (Firestoke, $11.99) – FALLING OUT is a charming, light-hearted and accessible 2D roguelite adventure. Take control of two accidental adventurers, as you explore ancient kingdoms, discover treasures (be careful of the traps! ) and bump into the equally lost shopkeeper, Azar. Collect items to craft weird weapons and useful objects that will help you traverse the world in this unplanned escapade. It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation but ditch the itinerary because you’ll now need to choose your own path. Navigate through procedurally generated levels that offer the perfect balance of risk and reward. Help Giorgio and Felicie overcome their differences and work as a team in single-player or co-op. However you play, you’ll need to work together to conquer the unique obstacles and challenges scattered throughout each world.
In Sound Mind (Modus Games) – As you awake in the corridors of an inexplicable building, you find the environment takes on a life of its own and leads you to discover a series of victims, all exposed to the same experimental chemical. In your search for answers, bizarre visions emerge and introduce a host of imposing horrors…and a cat named Tonia. From the creators of the cult classic Nightmare House 2 comes In Sound Mind, a witty first-person psychological horror with frenetic puzzles and unique boss fights. Traverse a series of unsettling memories as you journey within the inner workings of the one place you can’t seem to escape—your own mind.
Jewel Diamonds (EpiXR, 6th Oct) – Try this unique and fun match 3 puzzle game. Progress throughout the game and unlock different power ups. Complete various challenges to unlock skins for your gems. Find and tap groups of 3 or more gems of the same colour to clear them from the field. Earn score to progress through the mine. Clearing larger groups earns you more score. Reach power ups to unlock them for usage.
Josh Journey: Darkness Totems – The Province World is infested by the nightmare monsters from the Dream World. The Darkness Shadow, the entity that controls the Dark Side of Dreams, are sending his creatures and implanting Darkness Totems to control the four main provinces: Wind, Water, Desert and Industrial. The main objective of our heroes are to fight against these evil forces, destroying the Totems to bring again the peace and harmony to their World.
Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief – Join honorable thief Ebizo on the streets of Mikado, and put your thieving skills to the test! Will you walk the path of honor for the sake of family? The choice is yours to make.
L.O.L. Surprise! B.B.s BORN TO TRAVEL (Outright Games, 7th Oct) – Fans around the world can’t wait to unbox their own L. O. L. Surprise! doll – and you’re about to make their dreams come true! Choose your character and bring the L. O. L. Surprise! doll store to life, as you collect fierce dolls with glitter, hearts, diamonds, and more. No matter your age, there’s just enough challenge to bring out the fierce L. O. L. Surprise! doll-maker in you! This trip around the world is full of surprises! Be rewarded with new characters, and stickers when you complete each stage. Then display them in fabulous fashion shows and music concerts. You can even team up with friends on this world tour, with same-screen co-operative play for up to four players. With 30 stages in five cities to play, you’ll soon build your own L. O. L. Surprise! collection. PLAY AS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER – Become an L. O. L. Surprise! doll and unlock special versions of your character TAKE ON CHALLENGES – Can you deliver every fan’s dream L. O. L.
LawnMower: Mortal Race (Nerd Games, 8th Oct) – In this game, the Lawnmower game series continues, in the newest part of your mission, you must complete different tracks under 60 seconds. There is a flag at the end of the track and the level is finished when the player reaches it. In this game, the player can use turbo boost to increase speed. The game also contains health system. There are different enemies and traps like bombs, moving saws and exploding plants; so drive fast and complete different tracks and avoid going off the track.
Little Kong: Jungle Fun (RedDeerGames, $1.99) – Kong got himself dirty while enjoying a mango. His mom tries to force him to bathe but he’s got other plans… That is to run away as far as possible. Avoid any obstacles on his way. Beat your high score and become THE BEST monkey guide. Share your highest scores to impress your friends.
Maze Blaze (Revulo, 6th Oct) – Shoot and blast your way through alien-infested mazes in Maze Blaze, a roguelike action shooter that’s intense both in color and gameplay. The goal is simple – enter the maze and gun down anything that stands between you and the exit. Your objective may always be the same but everything else is endlessly changing. Each maze is a procedurally generated level where the enemies, items, and the maze’s layout itself is random. Not a single corner you turn will be the same as the last time you entered. Progressively tougher alien foes will try to take you out once you enter their proximity so you better be ready to shoot first and ask questions later. Modifiers scattered around each maze will augment your abilities and shots. Each pick-up presents a unique choice that’ll define your play style. Simplicity is at the heart of Maze Blaze. It’s easy to jump into yet has enough depth to keep you playing.
Mermaid Story (Prison Games, $4.99) – Choose from a variety of available pictures and place the puzzle pieces together to reveal an illustrations. When you feel ready, try increasing the difficulty level to earn all the badges!
Poker World: Casino Game (T-Bull, 6th Oct) – TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER GAME Are you a beginner at poker games? What exactly is three-of-a-kind, pair, flush or straight? Despite your experience in card games – you’ll definitely find a way to gain fame worldwide and improve your skills! Gain precious experience and make your way in poker hand rankings! Feel the real casino atmosphere and show who’s the boss in Poker World! – TONS OF TOURNAMENTS – FEEL THE EXCITING VEGAS CASINO ATMOSPHERE – BECOME WINNER AND COLLECT MONEY $$$$ – SUPPORTED LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese!
Prodeus (Humble Games, 23rd Sep) – Prodeus is a first-person shooter of old, re-imagined using modern rendering techniques and technology. Experience the quality you’d expect from a modern AAA game, designed with retro aesthetics and gameplay that invoke the tech-imposed limits of older hardware. The game features a hand-crafted campaign from industry FPS veterans, co-op and competitive multiplayer play drawing on classic modes*, a fully integrated level editor, and a built-in community map browser for instantaneous action with nearly limitless levels to play.
Sakura MMO 2 (Gamuzumi, $7.99) – Less than a month prior, Viola was a lawyer who lived in Japan. Her only form of escape was the popular MMO, Asaph Online – but after a shocking turn of events, Viola finds herself transported inside her favorite game! Viola’s story continues in the magical land of Asaph! She has been living in this world for a little over a month. Viola enjoys her days in Asaph, which are filled with fun and excitement, she can’t help but feel that something is missing. Who summoned her to here, and for what reason? Will she ever be able to return to Japan – and does she really want to? Find out in this exciting sequel full of mysteries, fight scenes, and (most importantly of all) cute girls in MMO-typical outfits!
School Race GP (SAT-BOX, $7.00) – A fun and easy racing game for everyone! Pass the Joy-Con™ controllers around and play with up to six players! Unique machines with different abilities! Featuring more than 15 exciting courses, including Classroom, Arts and Crafts Room, Science Lab, and Gym! Pick your favorite and you’re off to the races! Drift around corners in style! Stop your rivals in their tracks with missiles! Use speed-up items to accelerate past the other racers! – Time Attack – Challenge your favorite course and beat your personal best! – Grand Prix – Select multiple courses and race through them in order. Aim to win the championship! You can play with up to six players! Let’s have a blast trying for 1st place with family and friends!
Splatter – Zombiecalypse Now – Splatter is an action packed top-down shooter set in a tantalizing film-noir aesthetic. Engage in challenging battle against zombies and all manner of monsters while gory splatter effects and destructible environments engulf your senses. Fight your way through an apocalyptic city in the single player story mode, and test your skills in the survival mode. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill shoot em’ up. We’re setting you on your way with a massive arsenal of upgradeable weapons to overcome the hordes. Meet interesting characters, tackle dozens of side quests and engage in memorable boss fights.
Super Jagger Bomb (eastasiasoft, $3.99) – Take the role of a little caped hero whose duty it is to collect bombs and keep stuff from getting blown up! In this retro ‘80s style arcade game, you’ll help the fearless hero Jagger fend of enemy robots and UFOs as he leaps across platforms, air jumps and uses downward dashes to retrieve the firebombs before it’s too late! With retro-styled 3D graphics and mechanics that are easy to pick up and play but tough to master, Super Jagger Bomb offers a straightforward and rewarding gameplay experience.
SWARMRIDER OMEGA (QUByte Interactive, $4.99) – Based on SWARMRIDERS(2016), OMEGA is a darker and faster version, featuring the Saint from UBERMOSH Vol. 5. A low-tunned and remastered version of the classic soundtrack meets new powers, achievements, class mods and a denser Swarm. The gameplay is shaped by over a year of feedback, making a short but intense arcade experience.
The Battle of Polytopia (Midjiwan, 12th Oct) – The Battle of Polytopia is an award-winning unique turn-based strategy game about controlling the map, fighting enemy tribes, discovering new lands and mastering new technologies. You take on the role as the ruler of a tribe and attempt to build a civilization in a turn-based competition with the other tribes. This version includes all 12 Regular Tribes. With millions of players, this game has quickly become one of the most popular civilization-style strategy games for mobile and has been acclaimed for its sleek user interface and great depth in gameplay.
Trash Sailors (tinyBuild, 17th Feb, $0.00) – ABOUT GAME Trash Sailors is a hand-drawn sailing action with co-op up to 4 players. Control the group of castaways by local or online multiplayer, and create the trashiest sailing team in history! Make your slapdash raft, fight with monsters, and trash your friendship! The world was flooded by a giant Trash Tsunami! Luckily for you, a lot of trash is floating around. Trash is your main resource and the most valuable thing in this world. You can recycle it into fuel, raft spare parts, and even weapons. Brace yourself for swamp crocodiles, toxic sharks, arctic pirates, and much, much more! FEATURES: Online and local 4-player coop. Hand-drawn trash piracy. Dozens of seas for treasure hunting and monster feeding! Uncivilized battles for the last piece of trash. Literally an ocean of trash to sail with your friends!
Tribe Explorer (Ultimate Games, $4.99) – Gameplay of Tribe Explorer is made to be fun & satisfying! Use double jumps, wall jumps, gravity to beat all 15 different challenges! Every level has something different to offer. Many enemies and dangerous objects to dodge and puzzles to solve! Easy but fun controls: Movement in this game has been made very easy to learn, no need for complex dashes or anything! The movement is very smooth and responsive to inputs! Saving system: No time to play all the levels in one session? Don’t worry! Tribe Explorer has a saving system so every level you unlock stays unlocked! High quality arcade music: Tribe Explorer offers the highest quality retro arcade soundtracks. The game has many different full length soundtracks for you to listen to while playing!
Ultra Mega Xtra Party Challenge (Just For Games, 7th Oct) – Hey You! Yes, you, come on… come a little closer… …. ARE YOU READYYYYYYYYYYY? ? ? ? ? ! ! ! ! ! ! For the most ULTRA, MEGA, XTRA party game of all time ? ! HAHAHHAHA! ! Don’t be so jaded, it’s not another boooring party game! I swear, you’ve never seen a game like that before. Oh! Sure, you want a proof? Okay, but I warn you! If I tell you what’s inside, you won’t resist to put your hands on it! You’ll need to POP, STICK, UNROLL, WRAP, SHAVE, DIG, WASH, UNPLUG, BLOW, It’s Ultra Mega Xtra Crazy! *ooof* I need to breathe! Even if you don’t have ULTRA, MEGA, XTRA friends to play with (it’s okay buddy! ), we have the perfect campaign mode for you! Train yourself to upgrade all of your body part (arm, legs, etc. ) to become HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER! What the fl*sh? This cat is still having fun unrolling the toilet paper! Stop him as I have to go, I have important business to attend to!
Unusual Findings (ESDigital Games, 12th Oct) – It’s the 80s and the Christmas is coming, Vinny, Nick and Tony are young and their new cable signal descrambler just arrived. That same night while trying to decrypt a pay per view adult channel, they pick up the distress signal of an alien spaceship crash-landing in the woods near their town… Things only get weirder as they realize that the towering alien is killing very specific members of their community! Explore the world oozing with nostalgia, check the Video Buster Store for clues, challenge other kids at the Laser Llamas Arcades, go learn a new trick at The Emerald Sword comic store, try to get along with the punk looking Lost Guys at their hideout or even dare to ask THE BULL, the quintessential 80s Action hero, for some help!
Wizorb (Tribute Games, 6th Oct) – The once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence. The only hope for salvation is Cyrus, a wizard versed in a secret magic art called Wizorb! Explore many strange places from the derelict monster infested town of Clover to Gorudo Castle atop Cauldron Peak. Danger lurks around every corner so you’ll need to keep your wits about you and have quick reflexes in order to survive.
異世界娘と婚活中 ～ Isekai Bride Hunting ～ Meir Edition (Cyberstep, 6th Oct) – “Isekai Musume Hatsujouchuu”, released in 2019 from the bishojo game brand Calcite, has been remade for the CS Novel Club platform so that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. Meir Edition is a short version that includes a story focusing on a friendly cat-eared girl named Meir. ◆Synopsis A few decades ago, new continents suddenly began to appear all over the world. Those continents were inhabited by elves, beasts, vampires, and other beings. Incredibly, the Earth has merged with another world. Then the world began to change dramatically. . . Marriages between different races are becoming more and more common, and now getting an Isekai wife is all the rage! The main character, a businessman, also started looking for a bride from another world. . . Girls came pouring in for him…! He’s finally popular? ! And, the world is trying to kill him. . . !
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!