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
Cult of the Lamb (Devolver Digital, 11th Aug, $24.99) – In Cult of the Lamb, prepare to start your own cult in a land of false prophets. Venture out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers. Spread your Word to become the one true cult! As you amass your flock, you’ll collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your cult. Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power to assert your cult’s dominance.
Arcade Paradise (Wired Productions, 11th Aug, $19.99) – Welcome to Arcade Paradise, the ’90s-themed retro arcade game and light-management sim combo! Take on the role of Ashley and manage the day-to-day tasks of running the family laundromat. Rebel against your father’s wishes and create a games arcade to give the sleepy town of Grindstone something to really get excited about as you wash rags, invest the profits and build your very own arcade paradise! The more arcade cabinets you install, the more players will spend, with over 35 fully playable games to unlock! But remember, you don’t have time to just stand around setting the highest scores … the toilet won’t clean itself and there’s trash to take out. Relive ’90s gaming nostalgia on your journey from rags to arcade riches! – Read our Arcade Paradise review
Two Point Campus (SEGA, 16th Aug, $39.99) – Build your university, your way, in Two Point Campus! It’s time to spin academia on its head. Got a yearning for learning? Or just keen to build an educational masterpiece? Two Point Campus is jam-packed with new creative tools to help you build the university of your dreams. For the first time, build in the great outdoors as you develop your own delightfully educational campus environment, housing the top teaching facilities in the land. Whether you prefer building on simple foundations or placing every tree, you can build the university you want. Lay down pathways with new easy-to-use tools. Plant glorious collections of outdoor flora. Place benches, fountains, sculptures, hedgerows – even picket fences. The only limit is your imagination (and your in-game bank balance). – Read our Two Point Campus review
Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince (Playtonic Friends, 16th Aug, $14.99) – Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince is the new sequel in the Blossom Tales series. In this adventure, Grandpa’s latest tale takes you on a journey through haunted forests, pirate shores and other mysterious lands across a vast open world! Charming towns, terrible enemies, tricky puzzles and powerful weapons await you. Enjoy a “story-within-a-story” as Grandpa narrates exciting moments throughout Lily’s incredible adventure. Will you help Lily defeat the Minotaur King and save her brother?
Switch eShop – New Releases
ANIQUILATION (Gamera Games, 28th Jul, $14.99) – ANIQUILATION is a Twin Stick shooter set in small planets (some of which can be terraformed as you play!) in which not only your shoots, but also the enemies and planet environment are your weapon thanks to your SWORD which you can use to throw or reflect almost ALL the elements in the environment! You will follow the adventures of a pilot and her leader who are wandering in space and are trying to return to their home Galaxy and got lost after trying to solve a mystery that arrived to their galaxy.
Arcade Archives DIG DUG (HAMSTER, 4th Aug, $7.99) – “DIG DUG” is an action game released by NAMCO (Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. ) in 1982. Take control of DIG DUG and to spear monsters and pop them with your harpoon. Use rocks to beat multiple monsters at once, collect the vegetable score items, and work to set a new high score! 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.
Cat Slide Tiles (QUByte Interactive, 11th Aug, $3.99) – Cat Slide Tiles is a 3D puzzle game with a cute and colorful aesthetic that brings Kitten Tom trying to get his way cleared to get home. The game presents a simple gameplay: slide blocks from the terrain to create a path that leads the kitten from point A to point B. There are three keys in each scenario, the kitten must take all the keys to open the door that leads to the next path. The difficulty will gradually increase as you progress through the levels. Take Tom to his destination, he really needs you to get home before dark.
Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys (RedDeerGames, 5th Aug, $6.99) – Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys is a fun-centric party game which throws you (along with your friends) into a series of challenges and races throughout randomly generated tracks.
Comic Coloring Book Complete Edition: SKETCH (RedDeerGames, 4th Aug, $23.19) – Once upon a time, two children, a boy, and a girl found two unique toys – a robot and an alpacorn. These magically came to life to become our heroes’ best friends! Together they experience amazing stories about friendship, helping others, and the joy of life! From the beginning of the XX century, coloring books are a great way for children to spend their time! Not only young ones will raise their creativity, learn manual skills but also discover colors and shapes! It is also a good way to settle the nerves, calm down and relax for energetic kiddos!
Counter Bunny Hop – Strike Go Simulator Xtreme Deluxe 3D Shooter (INSTAMARKETINGANDGAME, 4th Aug, $4.99) – Counter Bunny Hop – Strike Go Simulator Xtreme Deluxe 3D Shooter is an amazing game with an interesting mode where players have to jump from platform to platform to complete the levels and advance. This game is made for the player to experience joy from the gameplay, or to train his skills at bunny hopping.
Family Chess Ultimate Edition (RedDeerGames, 2nd Aug, $19.19) – Choose one of the heroes and challenge other players in this family-friendly version of Chess. Thanks to the cartoony graphics, this variation can be enyojed by people of all ages. If you want to improve on your own, try out one of five difficulty options and play with an NPC. Find your favorite opening and improve with every game. If you are looking for a real challenge try out the expert mode.
fig. (Take IT Studio!, 4th Aug, $9.99) – You do not know anything, yet you have to move forward. Wander through the corridors of a mysterious factory and recover your abilities. Fight patroling drones and break through to demanding boss battles. Seek a way out and find the meaning of the game’s title.
Gigapocalypse (Headup Games, 4th Aug, $9.99) – As a little kid, picking up your dragon toys, spewing fire, feels powerful and destroying everything is one of the best childhood memories for many of us. Now you become that giant monster in Gigapocalypse, a 2D pixel art destruction game, inspired by classical Kaijū movies. Gigapocalypse features a selection of different “Gigas” from the Prehistoric era, the uncharted outer space and the forgotten history. Each with unique skills, mutations and manifold skins that can be unlocked with level-ups. Start your destruction spree and destroy everything on your way through different beautifully detailed pixel-style locations.
Hell Blasters (PlayShift, 17th Aug, $14.99) – Enter the Hell Blasters, the notorious group of mercenaries determined to end the long war once and for all. Blast through 5 stages of non-stop bullet hell action in Arcade Mode or follow the story of Winter and Summer in their journey to end the war in the 36 stages of Story Mode!
Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape The Sento (Regista, 11th Aug, $9.99) – The 7th Japanese Escape Games series! ! Game system This game is an escape-the-room game (mystery-adventure game). *Point the screen with a cursor to solve riddles, and this game goes on. Story ‘Cat lovers should visit the Sento’, my friend told me, ‘It has a view of the sea where many local cats come together. ‘ So, here I am in the bathhouse. Before enjoying the Onsen in the bathtub, I washed myself; it’s a Japanese culture. And, at the moment I was about to get in the bathtub, I slipped on the bath floor and hit my head so hard. Now I realize that I’m laying down on a couch in the dressing room.
Jeopardy! PlayShow (Sony Pictures Television, 11th Aug, $24.99) – BE A JEOPARDY! CHAMPION Now entering the studio is YOU. Compete against your friends — and past contestants — using actual TV episodes hosted by Alex Trebek. Jeopardy! PlayShow combines your Nintendo Switch™, your mobile device, and your very own voice for the most realistic gameshow experience you’ll ever have. Feel Like a Real Contestant Simply buzz in and say your answer from your couch to be a part of the game like never before. And with Party Mode, you can host head-to-head, multiplayer competitions in your living room. It’s everything you love about the show: Categories, Clues, Wagers, Daily Doubles and even signing your name to the podium.
Jump The Car (BoomHits, 4th Aug, $9.99) – Get ready for spectacular car disintegration! Perform the craziest stunts, and forget about the brakes, because you don’t have one…
Ki11er Clutter (Ocean Media, 5th Aug, $9.99) – The most amazing Clutter yet, with over 1700 puzzles to keep you playing for days and days. So many new Clutter variations mixed in with old favorites for a Quest you’ll never forget.The hardest, most challenging Clutter ever created for your enjoyment. As always, the Clutter levels are highly addicting and replayable. In addition, there are Sliders, Square Jigsaws & Box Quotes included. And wait until you see the Dancing Doughnuts & the White Cubes. You’ve never seen Clutter this fast & furious & challenging. And as always, the options let you play Clutter the way you want. And Favorites are back so you can collect the puzzles you want to play again and again.
Last Threshold (Feardemic, 11th Aug, $4.99) – “It is good to be a cynic — it is better to be a contented cat — and it is best not to exist at all. ” ― H. P. Lovecraft It’s 1962. Your name is Wiktor Staszewski, and you’re a son of a researcher exiled to Siberia. You were waiting for this moment for a long time, the ruins that became your father’s obsession. With your mentor by your side, you’ve set off on an expedition to follow in his footsteps. Will you finally understand your father’s obsession or let it become yours? Or perhaps you’ll perish on the way, as the tensions increase and conflict tears your expedition team apart?
Little League World Series Baseball 2022 (Game Mill, 17th Aug, $49.99) – Little League World Series Baseball 2022 allows you to Pitch, Slide, Slam, and Rally your way to Williamsport glory as you compete to become the World Series CHAMPION of Little League®! Get in the game and become a Little League Baseball World Series CHAMP! Choose your team and showcase your skills as you compete through the bracket to see if you have what it takes to be named the Little League Baseball World Series Champion. Or, jump right into the action in an instant with Quick Play mode. Play with your friends for exciting local multiplayer tournament action for up to four players. Customize the rules, select your stadiums and teams, and see who wins it all!
Logic Pic (naptime.games, 5th Aug, $5.99) – 1000+ puzzles (nonograms) to solve. Solo, co-op and versus modes (1-4 players). Tutorial for newbies. Wide range of puzzle sizes – from 5×5 to 15×20. Power-Ups to save you trouble Follow the numbers at top rows and leftmost columns to discover hidden pixel art!
Mega Man Battle & Fighters (SNK, 3rd Aug, $7.99) – MEGA MAN BATTLE & FIGHTERS features two titles arranged for the NEOGEO Pocket Color: MEGA MAN: THE POWER BATTLE and MEGA MAN 2: THE POWER FIGHTERS. MEGA MAN BATTLE & FIGHTERS is now available via NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection! You can also play as different characters PROTO MAN, BASS, and DUO, each with their own distinct playstyles. Get your buster ready and jump into the world of MEGA MAN!
Monster destroyer (Elusor, 6th Aug, $7.13) – This is a game where the main task is survival. Here you have nowhere to hide, the constant stream of attacking monsters will only make you stronger. With each completed level, you will discover new powers. Accept the challenge – defeat all the monsters and you will know all your power.
origamihero games 2D Platformer Collection (Origamihero Games, 10th Aug, $4.19) – Save the citizens of Kitty Town Kicas in Smash Star, rise to the top of the world of science after hitting rock bottom in Unstrong: Legacy, and find treasures and lost teenage sons in Treasure Hunter Man 2!
Robo Revenge Squad (Mill Games, 17th Aug, $20.00) – They came to take over the Earth. All they’re gonna get is a whooping! Robo Revenge Squad is a co-op action game for 1-4 players, where everything is a weapon. Fight alien robots using Robos made of everyday objects: fridges, disco balls, baseball bats, and more! Your mission: kick metal butts Deploy to the mission area and reach your target. Sounds easy? There are big bad aliens along the way, and their bigger, badder bosses. There are puzzles and special objectives, from cranking carts to demolishing doom towers. And you also have to evacuate!
Sakura MMO (Gamuzumi, 12th Aug, $9.99) – Kotone is an average woman who works an average job, with a below average relationship with her parents. If only she could enter a world like Asaph Online, filled with fantastical creatures and frightening monsters. But Asaph Online is only a game. At least, that’s what Kotone used to think. Until a mysterious force summons Kotone to that world. Now, Kotone isn’t just Kotone, but the dark witch Viola – and, freed from her obligations, she finally decides to have some fun! Viola is the name Kotone gave to her character. Upon awakening in Asaph, Kotone inherits Viola’s appearance, her magical powers, and her name. She’s a deeply sadistic, dangerous woman… but even she has a soft side.
SENGOKU Princess (CyberStep, 11th Aug, $19.99) – “SENGOKU Princess ～天下統一は姫武将と共に～” is a story about a hero who travels back in time to the Sengoku period and aims for the unification of Japan while living a sweet life with a warlord in a female body, a warlord princess. This bishoujo game released in 2020 under the brand, “Momoiro Pocket”, has been remade for the “CS Novel Club” platform so that it can be enjoyed by people of various ages around the world.
Shin chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation -The Endless Seven-Day Journey- (neos, 11th Aug, $39.99) – Hiroshi has to go on a business trip to Kyushu, so now the entire Nohara family has decided to stay with a childhood friend of Misae’s in Asso, Kumamoto. But when they arrive at Kumamoto Station on their way to Asso, they meet a strange man who offers them an even stranger camera on the condition that they’ll act as his witnesses… With his new camera in hand, Shinnosuke can enjoy his summer vacation in the beautiful Asso fields and mountains to the fullest.
Star Seeker in: the Secret of the Sorcerous Standoff (Benedict Ide, 4th Aug, $5.99) – Good news: magic is real! Bad news: magic is highly illegal. Star Seeker is a wizard and you must solve a wizard crime or else get thrown in wizard jail by wizard- I mean, just regular police. In this short point ‘n’ click adventure, collect evidence and use it to clear up the useless detective’s many confusions- and don’t worry about getting it wrong. Every hare-brained idea you can possibly pitch to the detective prompts unique dialogue!
Super Bullet Break (PQube, 12th Aug, $19.99) – Super Bullet Break is a one-of-a-kind strategy deck builder filled with a wild bunch of cute and colorful characters – ‘Bullets’ – each and every one of them unique in their own way. Rescue online games from total destruction in a world where online multiplayer games have been taken over by a rogue AI! Can you save the world, defeat enemies in strategic turn-based battles, and beat Super Bullet Break?
Super Space Serpent SE / Perpetuum Mobile Bundle (VerenigdeProducties, 5th Aug, $12.99) – This bundle contains two Retro-Neon indie games from retro arcade-inspired Belgian developer, Petrus-Games. Super Space Serpent SE: a permadeath neon retro-inspired twin-stick shooter. As an ace pilot only you can save us from the invaders that came from outer space. Survive the levels and boss rounds to get to the final boss and beat the high score. Perpetuum Mobile: Survive as long as you can to beat the high score in this infinite retro 3D vector shooter. Fly through the obstacles and shoot the enemies attacking you while trying to break the speed record.
Thibalryn (CoolJosh3k Games, 4th Aug, $1.00) – You’ll need true skill whilst fighting various baddies each with their own unique AI. Master what skills you have to unlock new possibilities while you search for more. You will find that this game feels amazing to play with never-seen-before game mechanics.
Ultimate 4×4 Offroad Trucks :Car Racing Driving Simulator 2022 (INSTAMARKETINGANDGAME, 4th Aug, $24.99) – Drive your ride on the hills of your open world, it’s time to get offroad. Hit the gas and climb up to the top of the world. Fasten your seat belt and drive the most amazing off-road vehicles of all time in this extreme climbing madness. Use your best skills to beat the most mind-blowing tracks. Get ready to participate in a challenge. Big variety of maps where you would test different weather conditions. Moreover, you would admire breathtaking landscapes. Wander around and take pleasure from your drive!
Viki Spotter: Space Mission (Ultimate Games, 11th Aug, $4.99) – In “Viki Spotter Space Mission”, this little girl will go on a space trip and see a lot of new and interesting things. However, there are a lot of inconsistencies in the images received by her and it is up to you to find them. The gameplay consists of constant comparison of different images and search for different parts. – Game for adults and children – Lots of pictures – Nice graphics If you’ve always dreamed of going into outer space and find what’s out there, here’s your chance. You can’t afford missing it!
Voyage (Ratalaika Games, 12th Aug, $14.99) – Voyage is a cinematic adventure game capturing the essence of shared exploration. Whether you decide to play by yourself or cooperatively, the journey will revolve around two survivors in search for answers of a long-forgotten past. Embark on a voyage, unravel a mystery and find a way home together.
Zen Mindfulness: Meditation and Relax (Cooking & Publishing, 4th Aug, $2.99) – Sound relaxation, mindfulness and sleep, Zen Mindfulness: Meditation and Relax is your perfect companion app to help you achieve a calmer Zen life by improving the quality of your sleep, by supporting nature sounds or zen melodies to induce mindfulness and helping you to be calm and present.
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!
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