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
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind (Curve Digital, 20th Aug, $24.99) – Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a puzzle-adventure game, based on the award-winning BBC and Netflix TV show. Set right before the events of Season One, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family’s criminal gang. Read our Peaky Blinders: Mastermind review
Gleamlight (D3 Publisher, 20th Aug, $19.99) – Welcome to Gleamlight – a 2D action game that will take you on an adventure traversing a beautiful, transient world. Immerse yourself amid stained-glass artistry while tracing the world’s mysterious unspoken story. What will you, as Gleam, sense and feel through your travels across this fearsome world of glass?
INMOST (Chucklefish, $14.99) – Something is lurking in the shadows … A Knight sworn to the forces of darkness. A creature which feeds on pain. A young girl all alone. One interconnecting tale of suffering, sacrifice and the family in the middle of it all. INMOST is an atmospheric, story-driven puzzle platformer, following three playable characters within one dark, interconnecting story. Read our INMOST review
Switch eShop – New Releases
4×4 Dirt Track (BoomBit Games, 21st Aug, $11.99) – Aug. 21
A Short Hike (18th Aug, $7.99)
Aokana – Four Rhythms Across the Blue (PQube, 21st Aug, $29.99) – Aug. 21
Arcade Archives SUPER PUNCH-OUT!! (HAMSTER, 14th Aug, $7.99) – “SUPER PUNCH-OUT!!” is a sports-action game released by Nintendo in 1984. The main character participates in heated 3-minute matches against world-class fighters. With the same dual-screen punching action from prequel, and the new “Ducking” defense move, you could feel that you are actually on the boxing ring even more.
Bunny Adventure (11Sheep, 20th Aug, $6.00) – The bunny is on a carrot collecting adventure! Help him get to his goal by sliding road tiles to form a path. A classic puzzle game which is harder than it looks! Tons of levels in three modes to master. Test your skills and join the bunny’s adventure!
Chinese Parents (Coconut Island Games, 20th Aug, $12.99) – This is probably the most heart-warming simulation game you have ever played. As a child born in an ordinary family, there is a journey ahead of you, a journey of growth from birth to adult—— Faced with the choices in life, how would you respond?
Digerati Presents: The Dungeon Crawl Vol. 1 (Digerati, 20th Aug, $52.49) – Explore, loot, and battle! Four adventure-filled worlds in one unmissable bundle: Fall of Light: Darkest Edition: A story-driven action RPG set within a world consumed by darkness. An old warrior and his luminescent daughter embark on a dangerous journey to reach the last place on Earth still touched by sunlight.
Ellipsis (Silesia Games, 20th Aug, $4.99) – Be smart and be fast to overcome the challenges of your journey. You will face countless enemies crossing your paths and a stunning universe unfolding before you. Fly through levels, dodging and evading enemies before they have a chance to react. Or explore leisurely, mastering each world and uncovering all its secrets.
Even the Ocean (Ratalaika Games, 21st Aug, $14.99) – Aug. 21
Evergate (PQube, 18th Aug, $19.99) – Story Players guide a child-like soul named Ki on her journey through the Afterlife. Discover her past across lifetimes and her connection with her Kindred Spirit. Help save the Afterlife by channeling her power into her Soulflame. Game Play Evergate is a 2D puzzle-platformer featuring a unique align-to-shoot mechanic. Unleash your Soulflame and harness energy trapped within crystals to solve puzzles, find lost memories, and save your kindred spirit.
FuzzBall (Undefined, 20th Aug, $18.49) – Play as one of 6 FuzzBalls, these small animal plush toys roll into balls of fluff to move around and knock their enemies off a selection of 7 unique stages.
Giraffe and Annika (NIS America, 25th Aug, $29.99) – Aug. 25
Gryphon Knight Epic: Definitive Edition (Undefined, 20th Aug, $12.99) – Gryphon Knight Epic is a 2D Medieval Shoot’em up that mixes elements from classical shoot’em ups, exploration and duel-like boss battles, it tells the story of Sir Oliver and Aquila, an accomplished knight and his loyal gryphon that are forced back to adventure once again.
Indygo (Ultimate Games, 21st Aug, $6.99) – Aug. 21
Jenny LeClue – Detectivu (Undefined, 26th Aug, $24.99) – Aug. 26
Jets’n’Guns 2 (26th Aug, $14.99) – Aug. 26
KIDS: FARM COLORING (No Gravity Games, 20th Aug, $4.99) – Unleash your creativity! Play with animals! Play with colors! Explore a wide range of painting tools – from pencil to brushes and filling baskets! Paint freely and create your favourite pictures!
Kwaidan ～Azuma manor story～ (RAINYFROG, 20th Aug, $24.99) – 1930’s Japan. It is the dawn of the Showa era. In a rural manor, a very long night is about to begin. . . Explore the depths of the Azuma Manor, fighting off devilish Yoki, while avoiding traps and solving devious puzzles as you strive to save the Azuma family. Kwaidan mixes classic 3D horror action with point-click adventure to provide a nostalgic-yet-new experience.
Manifold Garden (18th Aug, $19.99)
No Straight Roads (Sold Out, 25th Aug, $39.99) – Aug. 25
One Line Coloring (21st Aug, $6.99) – Aug. 21
Over the Alps (Stave Studios, 25th Aug, $12.99) – Aug. 25
Paratopic (Arbitrary Metric, 21st Aug, $5.49) – Aug. 21
Phoenotopia : Awakening (Cape Cosmic, 20th Aug, $19.99) – Join Gail, a simple villager, who must heed the call for adventure when a great star ship appears in the night sky and abducts all the adults. As the new oldest member of her fragmented community, she must set out to solve this great mystery. Little does she know of the grand adventure before her, the evil lurking in the shadows, and the role she would play in the fight for Earth’s very existence! Read our Phoenotopia : Awakening review
Poker Hands (QUByte Interactive, 18th Aug, $0.99) – Use your arrow keys to move the cards. When two cards touch, they merge into one!
Puzzle Bundle – 3 in 1 (Fallen Tree Games , 22nd Aug, $19.99) – Aug. 22
Raji: An Ancient Epic (18th Aug, $24.99)
Reason – Casual Puzzle (QUByte Interactive, 13th Aug, $0.99) – Reason – Casual Puzzle is a thinking game in which the objective is to push the boxes to the marked places. The difficulty of the game is in the fact that you can push the boxes, but you can’t pull them, not to mention that they can fall into the void of space.
Retro Tanks (EpiXR, 20th Aug, $5.99) – Retro Tanks is an intense, fast-paced tank shooter game. It is fun, easy to learn and addicting. Play alone, together with friends or against your friends and show your navigation and reaction skills in 6 different game modes and countless levels.
Runestone Keeper (CIRCLE Entertainment, 20th Aug, $9.99) – Now on Nintendo Switch, Runestone Keeper will keep you coming back for one more floor, one more run, as you try to push through the dangers of the dungeon! Heroes, monsters, equipment, events, magic and skills, traps and devices, shrines and altars, Goddesses and merchants.
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (Adult Swim Games, 21st Aug, $39.99) – Aug. 21
Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games, 18th Aug, $29.99) – You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, pick up spirits, and release them into the afterlife. Gather, produce, and consume resources while you guide your passengers across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play.
Street Power Soccer (Maximum Games, 25th Aug, $49.99) – Aug. 25
Takeshi and Hiroshi (18th Aug, $8.99)
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!