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
BRAVELY DEFAULT II (Square Enix, 26th Feb, $59.99) – Explore a new world as you dare to risk it all and recover the Crystals with a party featuring four new Heroes of Light in this strikingly beautiful RPG adventure. Balance risk and reward in turn-based battles with the Brave and Default commands. Follow the story of a young sailor as he sets out on a grand adventure and meets plenty of friends (and foes) along the way. Read our BRAVELY DEFAULT II review
Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection (Capcom, 25th Feb, $29.99) – Taking cues from both Ghosts ’n Goblins and Ghouls ’n Ghosts, while giving birth to something entirely new, Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection is a title worthy of its name. Don’t be fooled – this picturesque world, while gorgeous, maintains the same punishing gameplay that fans have come to expect. Read our Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection review
Blizzard Arcade Collection (Blizzard, 19th Feb, $19.99) – Experience a blast from Blizzard Entertainment’s past! Relive the legacy of three Blizzard classics – Blackthorne, The Lost Vikings and Rock N Roll Racing. Experience two different Original Editions of each game plus a new Definitive Edition. Visit the Blizzard Arcade Collection Museum which features a trove of treasures from each game’s past like art and artifacts, music and behind-the-scenes interviews.
Switch eShop – New Releases
A Glider’s Journey (1st Mar, $9.90) – A Glider’s journey is a game about exploring a relaxing, colorful low poly world; while still challenging your piloting skills till the very end of each level.
Arcade Archives CYBATTLER (HAMSTER, 18th Feb, $7.99) – Take control of the new prototype CYBATTLER mech, “BLANCHE,” and battle in space against a mysterious military force.
Engage the enemy in a variety of ways. Get up close with the Beam sword, or take out multiple targets at once with the Beam launcher, the choice is up to you.
Aery – A Journey Beyond Time (EpiXR, 25th Feb, $9.99) – In Aery – A Journey Beyond Time you are in the role of a flying god-like creature which observes the world and their inhabitants while they grow and evolve. You can quite literally fly through history and the different stages of human development, follow an interesting story through time, and enjoy the speed of flying at the same time. This story-driven game is non-violent so that you can enjoy the intuitive and relaxing gameplay in 12 different stages of the development of our earth.
Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition (Zerouno Games, 26th Feb, $19.99) – Follow Watracio Walpurgis, our fresh eggplant FBI agent, in this arc of three chapters that unifies the universe of Celery Emblem’s Jacob Jazz on the ultimate Baobabs Masoleum Grindhouse Edition. Go crazy in this 8-bit retro adventure set in Flamingo’s Creek, a ghost town that only appears every 25 years on the Albatro’s Road and immerse yourself in the most out-of-touch, alienated neighborhood community you will ever know.
Blastful (Playstige Interactive, 25th Feb, $3.99) – Blastful is a fast-paced arcade shoot-em-up. *Enjoy crazy shooting action in procedurally generated visuals with retro style. *Cyberpunk flavored techno-beats. *Blast your way through 10 different types of enemies with 5 different weapons.
Castle Kong (25th Feb, $6.99) – Castle Kong is Drowning Monkeys homage to what we consider the best game ever made. What makes the golden age of arcade gaming so fun is a simple concept: 1 coin (Meaning no restarts or additional lives. there are no actual or virtual coins for the Switch version of the game), 3 lives. play till you die or hit the kill screen, and set a high score.
Clocker (Gamera Game, 25th Feb, $3.99) – Clocker is a time themed puzzle game. The game narrates the story by using dual protagonists. Players can advance the story in the perspectives of both the Father and the Daughter and the mystery will be unfolded step by step. Unique time-based puzzle solving mechanics, fancy hand drawn art style and innumerable interesting puzzles with a gripping story. All these elements are waiting for you in Clocker.
Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ (Aksys Games, 25th Feb, $39.99) – Discover a new yuletide tale as the Steel City is covered in a blanket of white. Cardia encounters more dashing literary characters – new friends and foes. Strengthen one relationship or choose to court multiple gentlemen at the same time to let chaos reign!
Codebreaker Puzzle 1000! (25th Feb, $9.49) – Fill in specified characters to same number blanks to complete all words in puzzle.
Containment (Finite Reflection Studios, 19th Feb, $1.99) – Containment is a small, minimalist strategy/simulation game where you try to maintain the growth of bacteria. The core gameplay is easy to pick up but very challenging to master. The game can be completed in one sitting, but has leaderboards and challenging goals to accomplish that might take longer! Core Gameplay Containment is turn-based; the bacteria proliferate, you fight back, and the cycle continues.
Crashnauts (Fueled By Rockets, 28th Jan, $14.99) – Crashnauts is a hard-hitting 2D Arena Shooter for 1-6 players. Crush your enemies with your Crashpod or obliterate them with an array of satisfying weaponry. Simple at first but boasting deep mechanics, Crashnauts delivers fun for players of any skill level! Crash with friends in local PvP and with CPU players!
Dat Gaem (Ultimate Games, 26th Feb, $7.99) – Dat Gaem is a crazy take on a classic JRPG genre. Play as a group of special agents and defeat the evil that has robbed people of a peaceful life. You also need to recover. . . soy milk. Features: In the game, you do not level up by killing enemies scattered on the map. You gain strength by collecting soy milk and equipment upgrades scattered around the map. The game is filled with crazy humour and lot of jokes. You fight enemies is in the classic JRPG style – many bosses awaits you! Are you ready for a unforgettable experience?
Demon Hunter: Revelation (Artifex Mundi, 26th Feb, $14.99) – The Demon Huntress will need to find the victim’s daughter before it’s too late. Will she dare to follow the creature from another dimension and delve into dark secrets of her own past? Having defeated the Beast from another dimension, Dawn Harlock had hoped to spend the rest of her life in peace. However, circumstances have placed the life of a child at stake and brought her out of retirement to once again solve supernatural riddles and hunt hellish demons.
Demon’s Rise – Lords of Chaos (25th Feb, $7.99) – Demon’s Rise: Lords of Chaos is a turn-based, tactical RPG set in a brutal and unforgiving fantasy world. Taking place amidst a horrific war in the cold north, the campaign will see your party fight innumerable enemies, huge monsters and powerful sorcerers. Victory will require the tactical use of terrain, morale, formations and magic.
DOTORI (CFK, 25th Feb, $11.99) – Rico the Squirrel was living a peaceful life collecting acorns. It was another peaceful day doing his work with his sister Lottie… until an owl came out of nowhere and kidnapped his sister!
Drift Racing Madness (Kodobur Yazilim, 22nd Feb, $5.99) – Are you looking for a great game to show off your unbeatable driving talent? You are in the right place. In this game, you can stump yourself and your friends in challenging tracks with magnificent landscapes. Each track comes with different challenges and each car has its own awesome features; Power, Control, Speed. Choose your car! Win the races!
Dungeons & Bombs (26th Feb, $4.99) – This is dynamic fusion of classic puzzles with boxes and bombs. When enemies drag people into their dark lair and do their vile deeds there, the hero and his faithful sword always come to the rescue. But what if the hero does not have a sword, but only a lot of enthusiasm and an endless supply of explosives? Well, bad for them. Go through dark labyrinths of dungeons and try not to blast yourself up!
Forward To The Sky (COSEN, 25th Feb, $48.99) – This fun action adventure adventure game is full of puzzles. To defeat the legendary witch and become a hero, the princess must ride a hot air balloon into the sky tower. The tower’s lore states that collecting the crystals will uncover the tower’s history and reveal the witch’s lair. The princess, a tomboy despised as a nuisance, fights through the tower and the monsters that fill it with her huge sword to get back at those around her.
Gemini (QUByte Interactive, 18th Feb, $3.99) – 5 different worlds, 25 levels, and 125 waves of enemies to fight! – 64 types of equipment and upgrades. – Many monsters and bosses to kill and get rewards.
Gunslugs 2 (Orange Pixel, 1st Mar, $7.99) – A world under attack by tanks, spiders, bombs, rockets, aliens and the evil Black Duck army, … that world needs a hero, you are that hero! are you ready to join the Gunslugs ? If you like over the top action, chaos, explosions, weirdness and don’t take it all too serious, then you know exactly what Gunslugs is all about.
Harvest Moon: One World (Rising Star Games, 2nd Mar, $49.99) – Trek across beaches, the desert, and even a volcano in the latest entry into the long-running Harvest Moon series! The Harvest Goddess has gone missing, and it’s up to you to help bring her back! Along the way, you’ll come across cows, sheep, camels, and even reindeer! Dig in, because in this game, the world is literally your oyster!
Hellpoint (tinyBuild, 25th Feb, $34.99) – Hellpoint is a dark and challenging action RPG set in a heavily atmospheric sci-fi universe where the line between science and occult is blurred. Once a glorious pinnacle of human achievement, the Irid Novo station is now devastated, completely overrun by evil interdimensional entities and dominated by the will of malevolent Cosmic Gods. You are a creation of the cryptic Author, crafted and sent to investigate Irid Novo in an attempt to figure out the unholy series of events that led to the strange incident known as The Merge.
Horned Knight (2Awesome Studio, 26th Feb, $5.99) – Horned Knight reintroduces the Golden Age of arcade gaming in a hardcore, retro-styled 2D action platformer that pulls no punches. Play as the hero knight, and use your sword to rid the castle of ghouls and undead lurking in the dark. Fitted with multiple levels, responsive controls, and puzzle-like combat, Horned Knight emboldens the player to conquer unique pixel art obstacles with the support of generous checkpoints and an invigorating soundtrack.
Katana Kata (Samustai, 26th Feb, $14.99) – “Kata – a way or form to memorize and improve combat moves” Katana Kata – is a souls-like game, where not only your timing matters, but also directions of strikes. You will fight your way through a bunch of enemies on different locations to kill the former apprentices of your master and fix his mistakes of the past.
Lawnmower Game: Next Generation (Ultimate Games, 28th Feb, $4.99) – In Lanwmower game you drive lawnmower and cut grass in a big open world which contain grass, houses and other obstacles! Drive lawnmower in open world and cut every cuttable grass right in front of you. After cutting all grass, it will respawn – the game loop is endless. Lawnmower has also fuel consumptio mechanics. Pick-up Jerry cans and add fuel. If you run out of fuel you will respawn at the starting location. Enjoy the game, cut all the grass and be the Lawnmower King!
Lawnmower Game: Racing (Ultimate Games, 25th Feb, $4.99) – Lanwmover Game: Racing is the newest addition to lawnmower game series. Now you can select your favorite lawnmower, 4 different options, and drive againts other ai opponents. 25 tracks with different themes, like racetracks, cities, snow, forest and lot of other themed tracks. Every level has starting point and finish line and you can cheat and take shortcuts, because you need go for every sparkling checkpoints. Can you be the king and world fastest lawnmower driver?
Legal Dungeon (PLAYISM, 25th Feb, $9.99) – This place is a labyrinth of crime and punishment – and quotas. As a police detective working a veritable dungeon composed of eight separate cases, dive into the huge plethora of documents awaiting you. Gather evidence, go up against suspects, and submit your official verdict of “guilty” or “not guilty”. Your judgment will greatly sway the fate of the accused, as well as your own. Is justice always justified?
Littlewood (25th Feb, $14.99) – You defeated the Dark Wizard. The world of Solemn is finally at peace, but at what cost?
Mike Dies (Psydra Games, 25th Feb, $9.99) – Everything is out to get poor Mike. Portals that slice him to bits. Demons with giant swords. Scary eyeballs. Killer statues. And other, horrible things, that we can’t mention in this family-friendly description. Only your platforming skills can keep Mike alive! – Explore a massive non-linear spaceship, with like, a million secret areas.
Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 (THQ Nordic, 2nd Mar, $39.99) – More Trucks! New Worlds! Play with your friends in brand new online and split-screen multiplayer modes! Explore 5 huge outdoor worlds and unlock their secrets! Choose from 38 official trucks and upgrade them over the course of your career! Compete in authentic stadium events and race in various modes to become the ultimate champion!
Monster Truck XT Airport Derby (BoomHits, 26th Feb, $11.99) – Welcome to the high stakes, high-octane driving competition for the fiercest drivers! The biggest monster trucks need only apply!
My little IceCream Booth (Kistler Benjamin, 20th Feb, $3.00) – Start your own icecream business with your own little icecream booth on a beautiful beach! Sell the delicious icecream and make your customers happy! Serv them delicious icecream in various flavours and various dips, toppings and syrups.
PAKO Caravan (Tree Men Games, 2nd Mar, $7.99) – Build you caravan as long as possible! Complete missions in colourful and fun levels that have their own little twists. There is lawn to be mowed, teleports to be used, risky jumps, UFOs, laboratory experiments and many other things waiting!
Pixel Game Maker Series Remote Bomber Remote Bomber is classically styled old-school action puzzle game. You can move left and right and climb ladders, but you can’t even jump! Your only weapon is the placement and detonation of remote control bombs. Avoid the Security Robots and destroy all Jammers with these limited actions.
RASPBERRY MASH (IGNITION M, 18th Feb, $16.99) – A girl who swears to take revenge on God. Using swords, spears, lasers, rocket launchers, and other weapons of different capabilities, defeat the enemies that stand in your way! Avoid enemy attacks quickly by dodge rolls! It is fun to control with high difficulty action & shooting!
Retro Fighter – Dragon’s Revenge Help Jade Dragon take back the streets of Wicker City. Fight through street gangs and uncover the secrets of the citys crime ring. Retro playstyle bringing back a classic beat em up with 80s restro storyline.
Steam Prison (HuneX, 25th Feb, $65.49) – “Steam Prison” is coming to Nintendo Switch with upgraded content! ! [Synopsis] There are two kinds of people. The rulers and the ruled. A catastrophic flood split the world into two. The Heights, a gorgeous utopia. The Depths, a filthy industrial wasteland. The people of the Heights, who were privileged to escape the disaster look at the survivors they have abandoned in the Depths with disdain.
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light (Cartoon Network, 19th Feb, $24.99) – 7 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS Play as your favorite Steven Universe characters, including Steven, Garnet, Pearl, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Bismuth, and Peridot! CUSTOMIZE YOUR TEAM Choose which Gems are in your party, unlock awesome new abilities, and equip alternate costumes.
Thunderflash (Ratalaika Games, 26th Feb, $4.99) – Inspired by nostalgic retro games you know and love, Thunderflash will drop you into the combat zone top-down, and the intensity will never let up. Play a solo mission or with a partner, and choose from bad boy commandos Rock or Stan, and go up against an army of mercenaries, military weapons and more!
Under Leaves (RedDeerGames, 25th Feb, $12.99) – The best way to rest Relaxing music, amazing scenery, peaceful gameplay—all this will make you slow down. Let your thoughts flow freely as you collect items for your next animal. Beautiful graphics Hand-painted backgrounds delight with their detail and colors. Practically every frame looks literally like a picture ready to hang on the wall.
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!