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
The Longing (14th Apr, $14.99) – With a beautiful hand-drawn art style and an intriguing story, The Longing is unlike anything you have played before! The big twist: You don’t actually have to play to see how it ends! But that doesn’t mean you should just sit idly by. As main character Shade, you must wait 400 days for your king to awaken. While waiting, you can explore dark caves, complete time-based puzzles and collect items. Start your countdown clock now.
There is No Game: Wrong Dimension (Draw Me A Pixel, 14th Apr, $12.99) – Despite its title, this really is a game! There is No Game: Wrong Dimension is a point-and-click comedy adventure filled with riddles and puzzles. If you’re looking for something different and experimental that’s full of surprises, look no further.
FEZ (Polytron, 14th Apr, $14.99) – Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious third dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from four distinct classic 2D perspectives. – Read our FEZ review
SaGa Frontier Remastered (Square Enix, 15th Apr, $24.99) – The beloved 1998 RPG classic, SaGa Frontier, is reborn with improved graphics, additional features and a new main character! Experience this role-playing adventure as one of the eight heroes, each with their own storyline and goals. With the Free Scenario system, unfold your own unique journey.
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (15th Apr, $12.99) – Twin Lakes is a cursed city. That’s where The Darkside Detective comes in. Whenever you hear a bump in the night, feel a tingle up your spine or smell something fishy, Detective Francis McQueen isn’t far behind. Investigate the city’s many strange, often paranormal, always paradoxical happenings in this classic point-and-click adventure game with a distinct sense of humor.
Godstrike (OverPowered Team, 15th Apr, $14.99) – In this 3D boss-rush bullet-hell action game, you embody Talaal, the last of God’s seven masks. Talaal finds her bearer just in time to fight against its siblings, which hunt her to absorb the power within the mask. The bearer is now trapped in a war that does not belong to her, a cycle that seems impossible to break. – Read our Godstrike review
Switch eShop – New Releases
Angry Golf (Ultimate Games, 9th Apr, $4.99) – ANGRY GOLF is an amazing and fun arcade, a combination of angry birds and a golf game. You will use the pointer to adjust power and direction then try to shoot the ball with maximum accuracy possible.
Checkers Master (10th Apr, $4.99) – A Checkers game, played with American/English official rules. Your goal: capture all your opponent’s pieces. This Checkers game supports both 1 player and 2 players, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent. Intuitive touch controls make it easy to play checkers on your device, just tap a piece and then tap where you want it to go.
Colorfall (16th Apr, $4.99) – Grow your problem-solving skills, fast thinking, pattern recognition and sequence solving. Enjoy thought-provoking fun with addictive puzzle game in accompaniment of relaxing piano sounds which allow you to clear your mind and keep it healthy.
Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition (15th Apr, $19.99) – Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a relaxing farming adventure where you will have to take care of your tiny planet. Farm, craft and fight monsters to make your home a special place and help others with their quest. Discover the story of Arco in this single-player experience, a tale about growing up, helping others and revealing the secrets that lie on the heart of your planet.
Dragon Audit (15th Apr, $9.99) – Story rich gameplay inspired by point & click comedy classics, told with an anime inspired 3D visual style and modern controller-friendly input. A ‘walking simulator’ adventure game with a cute, heartfelt story and light puzzle solving.Meet interesting characters and help them with their quirky subquests.
Driving World: Nordic Challenge (16th Apr, $11.99) – Complete a variety of missions & tasks, showing your pro driver skills! Uniquely varied & exciting driving game! Think of a vehicle and it’s here! You’ll be driving small cars, big cars, trucks, a bus and even pilot a boat completing challenging tasks & missions!
Emily Archer and the Curse of Tutankhamun (15th Apr, $9.99) – Lady Archer is invited to Egypt to see the priceless treasure of King Tutankhamun by her friend Lord Carnarvon. She arrives to find her dear friend murdered and the mask of Tutankhamun stolen. She’s on a mission to solve the murder and find the missing mask! Collect evidence, examine clues, and solve intricate riddles as you move closer to the truth.
Empire Invasion (9th Apr, $12.99) – Empire Invasion is an engaging and fun tower defense game. The main focus in this title is to try and keep your base safe against a variety of enemies attacking it. You have 40+ levels to test your skills, each one coming with 3 difficulty levels. It helps you test your skills in a rewarding and engaging manner, and you will find the experience to be very exciting and a lot of fun.
Heal: Console Edition (16th Apr, $6.99) – Heal is an experimental adventure game from the creator of DISTRAINT series, exploring the themes of aging and dementia. The narrative is driven by a strong and obscure atmosphere, with instructions and dialog used only sparingly. Wake up from a dreamless sleep, explore the mysteries of your surroundings and solve puzzles.
Kingdom of Arcadia (14th Apr, $5.99) – Sam is just a normal kid who likes video games. Likewise, his father has a passion for old games, but when Sam tries out his dad’s arcade machine, he’s suddenly pulled inside, where he finds himself starring in his own pixelated adventure. But can he get back home? Help Sam remove the spell cast on Arcadia and return safely before it’s too late! Kingdom of Arcadia is a metroidvania spanning five levels, each with multiple missions to undertake.
Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami (15th Apr, $19.99) – In this side-scrolling action-adventure game, you’ll need to scour the inside of an abandoned hotel, looking for clues to solve the mystery of the hotel and ensure your escape from a mysterious, murderous mascot intent to kill. The fate of the girls’ lives will change dramatically depending on your actions in the game.
Myastere -Ruins of Deazniff- (15th Apr, $19.99) – “Myastere -Ruins of Deazniff-” is a spring wire action game that explores ruins. Aaurae, a member of a special ruins investigation team, begins her investigation in the vast underground ruins, making full use of her revolver and wire launcher! Collect historical remains “Relics” and get closer to the mystery hidden in the ruins!
Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room (21st Apr, $9.99) – You wake up in a spaceship with no memories. Will you be able to discover how you got there and who you are? Palindrome Syndrome is an escape room in a sci-fi setting that will test your skills. Solve puzzles, decode secret codes, find hidden objects and investigate the different rooms of the spaceship while you discover the events that led you there.
Park Inc (14th Apr, $2.99) – Unpark your cars from jammed parking spaces! Guide your cars out of the parking, avoiding to hit other cars and moving obstacles. A wide variety of crowded and troubled parking lots are waiting for your skills on over 150 unique levels, in a never ending game increasingly difficult! Can you unpark them all?
Pocoyo Party (15th Apr, $29.99) – Come play with Pocoyo and friends in these 6 great educational mini-games where you will learn letters, numbers, colours and much more! Win rewards by completing levels: puzzles, pictures and exclusives episodes of Pocoyo that you can watch any time. Play with all the main characters in the series in multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. Pocoyo, Nina, Pato and Elly await you!
Rain on Your Parade (15th Apr, $14.99) – Rain on Your Parade is a slapstick comedy game where you play as a mischievous cloud. Play across a wide range of levels while unlocking new abilities and mechanics that get progressively more ridiculous. Make new friends and help them too – it’s an adorable schadenfreude game!
Relicta (15th Apr, $19.99) – Alone in the depths of the Moon, your scientific mind is the only thing that can keep your daughter alive … Play as a top physicist stranded on an eerie, derelict Moon base. Find your way around the enigmatic, terraformed craters by bending gravity and magnetism to your will in order to solve physical puzzles.
Rock ’N Racing Bundle 3 in 1 (16th Apr, $24.99) – This pack includes the games: Rock ‘N Racing Off Road, Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing and Rally Rock ‘N Racing.
Snowball Collections Bubble (16th Apr, $5.99) – Discover these nostalgic and mythical characters with the classic bubble game. By combining colours, you will be able to make “Combos” and get various special “PowerUps”, such as the targeted rocket, the destroyer bomb and the laser shooter, all of which will help you reach the top of the ranking.
Sudoku Master (10th Apr, $2.99) – Sudoku Master is a logic-based number puzzle where the goal is to place the numbers 1-9 in each box so that each number appears only once in each row, column and mini grid. With our Sudoku app you can not only play whenever you wish, at different difficulty levels, but you can also learn sudoku techniques.
Team Troopers (15th Apr, $15.50) – Play Team Troopers, a team-based low poly art first-person shooter! Play with your friends and fight in epic matches in a great low poly stylized world. Play epic matches in team death match, capture the flag or free for all. Be the frag leader, Sneak into the enemies base and steal their flag, or win as a team and earn coins to customize your soldier or weapons!
Throw it! Animal Park (15th Apr, $4.59) – Throw it! Animal Park is an animal dropping game that anyone can enjoy. Fly the animals and drop them into the receptacle, and the animals will come to the park! When you hit the same animal, it gets bigger and bigger and you get a high score! When you see the biggest animal in the map, you’ll see. . . ! When you get an item from the roulette wheel, various effects will occur.
Tribal Pass (16th Apr, $6.99) – Tribal Pass is a tactical hardcore runner comprised of resource management and environment interactions – all on the run. Tribesmen make their way through the unfriendly wilds encountering a quick river, a herb, a human and a beast of various danger. You play around encounters, splitting and uniting the tribe, arming it properly, making sure your people are alive and your food is in stock.
World Splitter (Bumble3ee Interactive, 21st Apr, $19.99) – World-Splitter” is a 2D² puzzle platformer, challenging you with multidimensional puzzles. You’ll travel through wonderful and fantastic worlds that are beautifully animated and full of tricky challenges. The game features a unique gameplay mechanic: A combination of jump & run elements and logical thinking puzzles.
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!