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!
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels (Curve Digital, Today, $29.99) Welcome to Colombia, 1980’s – the fires of El Patrón’s empire have been lit, its influence spanning borders, and expansion unabated. Influence and corruption is rife; cops, guards, politicians and those in between are falling into the pocket of the Medellín Cartel, and after years of production, America is finally taking notice. Narcos: Rise of the Cartels tells the story of the hit Netflix TV series, of the rise and fall of El Patrón. Choose your side and ally with the DEA or conversely side with the Narcos. Explore recognisable locations from the show and take a role in pivotal world-altering events and battles that will define and shift the war on drugs. Form your team from a variety of class-specific roles, join leading characters, upgrade your skills and take part in brutal turn-based combat, where your actions will have consequence. Plata o Plomo?
The Touryst (Shin’en Multimedia, Today, $19.99) You are just arriving at the Monument Islands. Want to go swimming? Or rather take a dive into the deep sea? Or do you want to visit the amusement arcade, do some shopping, dance at the beach party? Fancy some surfing? Or will you talk with the strange old tourist and listen what he has to say about these ancient mysterious monuments.
Black Future ’88 (Good Shepherd Entertainment, Today, $19.99) Black Future ’88 is a Synth-Punk roguelike 2D action Shooter. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes. Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of deadly traps, homicidal AI and colossal Wardens standing in your way in a stylish alternative version of 1988. The world is reeling from a nuclear cataclysm, created by Duncan, the tower architect. The First of his bombs fell in the summer of 1988, and by December they had blacked-out the sun with endless rain. We decided to stop keeping time after this, and it’s been 1988 ever since. Everything that lived through the initial attack will die in the extreme floods that followed. These are the times after, where there are no more months, or even weeks…everything is measured in minutes left to live.
Arcade Archives Yie Ar KUNG-FU (HAMSTER, Thu 14th November, $7.99) “Yie Ar KUNG-FU” is an action game released by KONAMI in 1985. The main character, Oolong, joins a high-level kung-fu contest in order to avenge his father’s death. The game is one of the pioneers of the fighting game genre today. Players can enjoy authentic battles against martial artists who use different fighting styles. The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.
Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.3: Un Pato en Muertoburgo (Zerouno Games, Today, $5.99) After the macabre and horrific events suffered in the second chapter of Baobabs Mausoleum, here comes the final episode full of sordid stays in limbo, golf courses watched over by enchilada-shaped clouds, trips to the internet of the Marianas and a final outcome with a high risk of causing you very negative effects both in the eyesight and in the brain; the final episode of Baobabs Mausoleum is here ready to make you completely crazy. Welcome to Flamingo’s Creek. 64 inhabitants.
Biolab Wars (Forever Entertainment, Fri 15th November, $1.99) An alien lab experimenting on Earth? It’s time to call the mercenary team on duty to sweep the invaders by firing, beating and bombing. Inspired by the 8-bit games and by the movies from the 80’s, your goal is to blow things up, defeat aliens and fight bizarre bosses in this platformer 2D with classic mechanics.
Castle of no Escape 2 (QubicGames, Fri 22nd November, $7.99) Countless heroes have tried and failed to destroy the ancient spell that holds the castle walls. Meanwhile, hundreds of monsters are roaming inside, guarding the sword shards — the last known thing to be capable of defeating the demonic castle owner, thus shattering its magical structure. Although you are not alone — some help could be obtained from the merchants, who, for reasons not truly understood, offer their services right inside the lair of evil. Though, it seems to be only a matter of time for them to disappear. . . Plan your every step carefully, because save points aren’t a thing in a rogue-lite game!
Chameleon (UFO Interactive, Tue 26th November, $4.99) Play as one of four magical sisters as you battle to conquer your territory for the chance to play against the ultimate puzzle master! Utilize unique special moves, power ups, and combos to get one step closer to becoming the champion!
Color.Motif Deluxe (Kodobur Yazilim, Fri 15th November, $3.49) New, polished, relaxing, artistic puzzle game with lots of motifs and various difficulty. Color. Motif Deluxe is an artistic puzzle game. It is a sequel of previous game award-winning Motif. Relaxing puzzle environment, create your color-motif with given pieces.
Fractured Minds (Wired Productions, Thu 14th November, $1.99) Fractured Minds is an immersive artistic short game, exploring anxiety and mental health issues. Winner of a 2017 BAFTA Young Game Designers Award, Fractured Minds is a game created by 17-year-old Emily Mitchell, with the hope of aiding understanding and awareness of mental illness. Embark on a journey through the human psyche and experience six atmospheric and thought-provoking chapters, each symbolising a different aspect or challenge associated with mental health issues; from isolation to anxiety, with everyday situations being distorted beyond recognition.
GREEN (Studio Green, Today, $2.99) Survive in a world overrun by genetically altered vegetation. Humanity is an endangered species and only you can save it. Welcome to G. R. E. E. N. The Life Algorithm, an adventure through spectacular natural scenarios in which you will face the threats and challenges of lethal plants that dominate the earth. But beware, you can’t kill your enemies here, just petrify them and use them to your advantage, so choose wisely to survive. Use your skills to progress.
Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! (Taito, Thu 14th November, $59.99) Rhythm Game x Roller Coaster! Ride a roller coaster of sound with simple controls, and get grooving in this exhilarating rhythm game! Exhilarating active controls! With Active Controls, you can play by shaking the Joy-Con controllers. Experience the groove in a variety of songs, only possible on Nintendo Switch! You can also play with Standard Controls, using the buttons and control sticks! Groove together! Play together with up to 4 friends and family members in Play With Others mode!
Lots of Slots (Dispatch Games, Fri 15th November, $7.99) Start with 25,000 coins – win more with free bonus spins and huge rewards when you level up. Plenty of big wins, free spins and amazing themes to choose from. 15 different machines to play including, Gladiators, Aliens vs Slots, Cats and Dogs plus many more! Just sit back, spin and win, win, win!
Marblelous Animals (BLG Publishing, Fri 22nd November, $4.99) Marblelous Animals is a fun and cute adventure in which you’ll be in charge of leading these chubby animals to their home.
Monster Bugs Eat People (QubicGames, Fri 22nd November, $1.99) You are a bug and you’re born in a laboratory. Your purpose is to look for food to grow bigger. Beware – other monster bugs are also on the hunt and will fight you. In Monster Bugs Eat People you can play as 3 types of bugs: Deadly Red that draws strength from eating people, Vegetarian Green who feeds on flora and Terrifying Steel that eats… steel. Outside of your standard diet, you can eat other bugs. To gain an advantage over them, use your skills: quick dash and poisonous venom that immobilize your prey.
Monster Jam Steel Titans (THQ Nordic, Tue 26th November, $29.99) Real Trucks. Real Action. Monster Jam! Monster Jam Steel Titans delivers the complete Monster Jam experience for everybody to enjoy! All the trucks, stunts, stadiums, racing and massive air in one game! Play in various game modes including Stadium and outdoor Racing, various Stunt Challenges and Destruction modes!
Pine (Kongregate, Tue 26th November, $24.99) A STORY OF HUMANS Pine is an open world action adventure simulation game. Set in the beautiful world of Albamare, you take on the role of Hue, a smart young adult who will have to explore, trade, and fight his way through a vibrant world filled with creatures much smarter than humans. THEIR STORY BECOMES YOURS
Real Heroes: Firefighter (Golem Entertainment, Wed 27th November, $14.99) For the first time on Nintendo Switch™, Real Heroes: Firefighter gives you a realistic point-of-view experience of the challenges firefighters face. Experience raging infernos and explosive environments in this truly unique action game. Use the firefighter tools of the trade, like axe, hose and saw to rescue survivors and control fires.
SoccerDie: Cosmic Cup (Pipeworks Studios, Today, $6.99) SoccerDie: Cosmic Cup is a love-letter to classic arcade and bullet hell titles that features the most accurate soccer simulation specifically created to support land mines, giant brains, stompy dinos, colorful ghosts, unreasonable tanks, and at least one vampire. WIN AND YOUR PLANET BECOME FREEDOM!
Story of a Gladiator (Brain Seal Entertainment, Wed 27th November, $10.99) Story of a Gladiator is an arena beat ’em up where you take the role of a man in search of his destiny, only to find it in the sands of the colosseum. You are a common man who has lost everything in the war against the Roman empire. Your family is dead, your friends are dead, your house has been burned down and your land is now under Roman rule. Despite such misfortune you have managed to escape slavery or worse. You spend much of your time in the streets of Rome looking for some sort of meaning in your life and wondering why the gods have spared you. One day fate finally reveals itself, are you ready to accept it?
Strike Force – War on Terror (Polygon Art, Today, $13.99) Strike Force – War on Terror is a action oriented tactical shooter. Where you are a member of the Strike Force Unit. Your objective is to battle terrorism around the world! Nothing stands in your way. From vast outdoor environments to narrow bunker corridors, you are deployed to take out targets in the middle east and snowy mountains. Gear up with a modern arsenal of machine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles and pistols and fulfill your objective.
The Unicorn Princess (Bigben Interactive, Tue 19th November, $39.99) From your village, the Dream World is just a step away! Befriend Unica the unicorn while exploring the real world and the world of dreams. You’re the only one who can help Unica save her world!
Tiny Gladiators (BoomBit Games, Fri 22nd November, $14.99) Tiny Gladiators swings you back and forth like a battleaxe: crush your rivals in 1-on-1 combat, then set out on your road to revenge, building up your magical arsenal as you seek your father’s killer. Now charge back into the fighting arena, armed with fearsome powers, to strike your rivals down! The more fights you win, the more weapons you can afford, and the further you can venture into the fantastic world of Tiny Gladiators. Grow your powers and skills, and watch your Tiny Gladiators rise into legends!
True Fear: Forsaken Souls – Part 2 (Digital Lounge, Tue 19th November, $9.99) True Fear: Forsaken Souls combines the best of the psychological thriller with intuitive gameplay mechanics for a mind-bending mystery escape game. If you’re looking for a horror game that doesn’t sacrifice the story, this is the game for you! Skeptical that a point and click adventure can be compelling or scary?
Widget Satchel (Undefined, Wed 27th November, $14.99) You are Sprocket, an adorable ferret on a remote space station. Escape your playpen and make your way to the shuttlebay with the most stuff! Widget Satchel is a thrilling adventure for one little thief, with fiendish puzzles, joyous platforming, and dozens of hidden collectables. As you stumble deeper though the station evading your human caretakers, you steal things like widgets and socks. And you stash them, because you’re a ferret. It’s a ferretroidvania!
Switch eShop Demos
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (SEGA) Join Mario, Sonic and friends for their greatest adventure yet at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, exclusively on Nintendo Switch! Go for gold as you compete in action‐packed sports games, including 4 brand new events to Tokyo 2020 Skateboarding, Karate, Surfing, and Sport Climbing, as well as a large selection of classic events. Read our Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 review.
True Fear: Forsaken Souls – Part 2 (Digital Lounge, Tue 19th November, $9.99) True Fear: Forsaken Souls combines the best of the psychological thriller with intuitive gameplay mechanics for a mind-bending mystery escape game. If you’re looking for a horror game that doesn’t sacrifice the story, this is the game for you! Skeptical that a point and click adventure can be compelling or scary? Try the free demo!
’Tis the Season to Put Your Keys in the Ignition – A beautiful blanket of snow has descended in Mario Kart Tour during the special Winter Tour event, which runs until Dec. 3. Mario looks quite jolly in his Santa suit while staying warm with a Fire Flower. Meanwhile, Pink Gold Peach spreads some wintertime joy as she speeds past sparkling decorations. Additionally, with a new update, players can now drive with a dedicated “Drift” button now added in Automatic Drift mode, and a “Steer” button added in Manual Drift mode, there’s never been a better time to join the race!
Happy Second Anniversary, Animal Crossing Campers – Mail call! Your special invitation to Pocket Camp Club has arrived, a new optional paid subscription service exclusive to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Have you ever wanted your own personal assistant to help around the campsite? With the Happy Helper Plan, priced at $2.99 a month, you’ll be able to set your favorite animal friend as your camp caretaker to help with animal requests and events like Scavenger Hunts, Fishing Tourneys and Garden Events. Or, with the Cookie & Depot Plan, priced at $7.99 a month, you’ll receive access to the members-only Cookie Shop where you can choose five fortune cookies each month.
Nintendo eShop Sales
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!