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
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Nintendo, 4th Dec, $49.99) – Give your fitness routine an energetic uppercut this year! Jab and dodge to catchy pop tunes in this rhythmic boxing game. Get a personalized full-body workout by choosing from various trainers, each with different personalities and styles. Punch with a pal by passing a Joy-Con controller to your exercise buddy to enjoy a two-player workout. Warm up with the demo available in Nintendo eShop and then transfer your profile to the full game. Your saved data also carries over from the previous Fitness Boxing game. – Read our Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise review
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light (Nintendo, 4th Dec, $5.99) – Available for the first time in English, meet Prince Marth in his classic, tactical RPG debut. Recruit over 50 playable characters, including beloved Fire Emblem personalities in their original glory, and charge into battle against the forces of the Shadow Dragon. With 25 chapters packed full of strategic gameplay, can you lead the brave knights of Altea to victory, or will the darkest magic of true terror overtake the land? Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light will only be available to purchase until the end of the franchise’s 30th anniversary year on March 31, 2021.
Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft, 3rd Dec, $59.99) – Play as Fenyx, a new winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods in a grand mythological adventure. Wield the powers of the gods to battle powerful enemies and solve ancient puzzles. Fight iconic mythological beasts and discover a stylized open world across seven unique regions. With the Gold Edition available now on Nintendo Switch, receive the game, season pass and exclusive in-game content. – Read our Immortals Fenyx Rising review
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, 3rd Dec, $49.99) – Use drumming skills to save the world, as you join Don-chan in two exciting RPG adventures. From the past to the future, Don-chan sets out on a great adventure that will transcend time and space and save the world from mysterious occurrences around the world.
PHOGS! (Coatsink Software, 3rd Dec, $24.99) – Play as a duo of dogs on a captivating, puzzle-filled adventure. Linked by a stretchy belly, you’ll need to bark, bite and bounce your way through obstacles set across the themed worlds of Food, Sleep and Play, in co-op or single-player.
John Wick Hex (Gambitious, 4th Dec, $19.99) – Think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise, in this fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Make quick decisions and choose every action and attack, while considering their immediate costs and consequences.
Switch eShop – New Releases
Absolute Drift (Funselektor, 3rd Dec, $11.99) – This is a driving experience like no other. Journey from apprentice to master drifter as you hone your skill in a gorgeous minimalist world crafted by the developers of art of rally. Push yourself to the limit on drifting tracks and wild mountain roads while you work to unlock trophies and elite events. Compete against ghosts of the top players in the world, or refine your skills by out-scoring your own ghost. Chill out to over 3 hours of original electronic music by C41 and NYTE as you challenge your driving skills at every turn until you finally master the art of drifting. – Read our Absolute Drift review
Arcade Archives Rush’n Attack (HAMSTER, 26th Nov, $7.99) – “Rush’n Attack” is an action game released by KONAMI in 1985. Infiltrate an enemy base and get past four obstacles to rescue your comrades! Take out foes with a knife, or with weapons dropped from enemies. Jump and duck to avoid attacks and make it to the goal. The honor of the Green Berets depends on you!
Baila Latino (My World, 3rd Dec, $9.99) – Latin American music is suitable for all ages, and makes children and adults dance, creating an atmosphere of great amusement in front of the TV. There are 20 hit songs (5 tracks with free DLC) to choose from, and the game’s choreography has been created by professional dancers, Carlo Romano and Vera Sokolova from the “Carolyn Smith Dance Academy”. You can play alone or with friends, up to four players at the same time.
Biz Builder Delux (Kairosoft, 3rd Dec, $14.00) – Ah, there’s nothing like the rhythmic bustle of a burgeoning business burg. . . especially when you’re the one building it! That’s right, from a video game store to the corner fast food joint, run what YOU want as the town’s entrepreneur extraordinaire! Once your coffers are comfortably padded, you’ll be ready to set sights on other ripe markets. Don’t be shy and branch out, erecting a diverse variety of establishments to inspire both pep in the town plaza and plenitude in your pockets! Remember, you’ll need to strategize if you want shoppers to show.
Commandos 2 – HD Remaster (Yippee! Entertainment, 4th Dec, $29.99) – Relive the real-time tactics masterpiece that defined the genre like no other for the first time on Nintendo Switch: Originally developed by the legendary Pyro Studios, Commandos 2 – HD Remaster is a true homage to one of gaming’s most celebrated masterpieces. Experience Commandos 2 Men of Courage like never before in high definition with reworked controls, UI and tutorial.
Cybxus Hearts (TERNOX, 3rd Dec, $4.99) – You can swap between characters depending on situation. But protect your central core with the all cost! Features: – Classic danmaku-like bullet hell – 4 stages packed with enemies and bullets – Control 3 characters with different powers and weaknesses – Epic boss battles with different bullet patterns – Multiple modes of difficulty that caters to players of all skill ranges
Dauntless (Phoenix Labs, 10th Dec, $0.00) – Battle for survival at the edge of the world. As a Slayer, it’s up to you to hunt down the boss-sized Behemoths that are devouring the land. Team up with millions of players as you master challenging co-op battles, craft deadly weapons and powerful armor, and forge your legend as a Slayer of Ramsgate. Dauntless is a free-to-play online action RPG from Phoenix Labs. Look forward to regular updates, seasonal events, new Behemoths, and more in a rich, evolving world. – Read our Dauntless review
Death Tales (Arcade Distillery, 3rd Dec, $9.99) – Embark on an adventure as a new Reaper who has gone rogue! Collect equipment and spells, learn powerful attacks against hordes of enemies, complete quests for a cast of quirky characters, and make difficult choices in this grim yet richly illustrated 2D world. Play alone or with a friend in local co-op and serve Death together!
DOG GONE GOLFING (Vagabond Dog, 3rd Dec, $9.99) – DOG GONE GOLFING is a fun pick up and play arcade golf game where cute dogs slap hockey pucks around procedurallly generated worlds. Perfect for the whole family!
fault – milestone two side: above (Phoenixx, 3rd Dec, $14.99) – “fault” is a cinematic adventure series developed by ALICE IN DISSONANCE. It is a human drama with a cinematic tempo and direction, in which the main characters meet people. The realistic portrayal of characters in a sci-fi fantasy world, the cinematic camera work, and the easy-to-understand yet profound worldview have been highly acclaimed, and the series has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide.
Futoshiki Math (Hook Games, 4th Dec, $6.99) – > 90 puzzles both for beginners and pro’s. The objective is to place the numbers such that each row and column contains only one of each digit. Some digits may be given at the start. Inequality constraints are initially specified between some of the squares, such that one must be higher or lower than its neighbor. These constraints must be honored in order to complete the puzzle.
GUNPIG: Firepower For Hire (Flynns Arcade, 3rd Dec, $4.99) – Join alien pest control specialist (and possibly shortest mercenary in the galaxy) Bax Torpini, as he fights to rid Stalwart Academy, a school space station, of a rogue horde of out-of-control robot space monsters! Top-down twin-stick shooter game!
Heroes of Loot (Orange Pixel, 8th Dec, $7.99) – Heroes of Loot combines the action of twin-stick shooters with the dungeon crawling of rogue-likes. You’ll find yourself in the middle of hordes of ghosts, skulls, cyclops, critters and much more. . survive using quick reflexes, level up to improve your weapon, and if you have time complete some quests for extra loot and upgrades. Heroes of Loot get’s a lot of the inspiration from the original 80’s classic Gauntlet games, combined with Robotron and Smash-TV style gameplay.
Johnny Rocket (Restless Corp, 27th Nov, $4.99) – In this game, your main goal is to help Johnny Rocket fight “Evil Forces. ” To do that, you can run, jump, double jump, shoot enemies. Don’t forget about Johnny’s secret movement – destroy obstacles or enemies with his head All levels are unique and have a big variety of enemies. Boss fights are tough. After each boss fight you get rewarded with a comic cartoon movie telling you more about Johnny’s adventure.
Let’s Cook Together (Yellow Dot, 26th Nov, $19.99) – Some games, just like food, are way more enjoyable when shared with someone else. So get 1 yourself, add 1 partner, mix it well with flying food and a pinch of challenge powder, and there you have it – Let’s Cook Together, a bonding couch co-op experience for 2 players! THROW, CATCH, TALK!
Liberated: Enhanced Edition (Walkabout Games, 3rd Dec, $19.99) – Dive into a playable, hand-drawn comic book. Unravel a dystopian story paying homage to George Orwell, Black Mirror, Mr. Robot and Matrix. Jump, sneak, solve puzzles and shoot. Every “BLAM! ” you take, and every “AARGH! ” you make, fuel the fires of a cyberpunk revolution. Just watch out not to papercut your fingers! Liberated: Enhanced Edition includes the acclaimed full game with enhancements in gameplay and content, full English voice-overs with immersive voice acting, and 2 epilogue chapters “For the Homeland” & “Glory to the Heroes”. – Read our Liberated review (the non-Enhanced version).
Lofi Ping Pong (Redblack Spade, 8th Dec, $4.99) – Lofi Ping Pong is a rhythm game with great soundtracks in lofi hip hop genre, different game modes and mysterious story part – Six locations to play/relax to – Several gameplay modifications to test your rhythm skill – Proceed through story part to open more lofi hip hop tracks
Monster Sanctuary (Team17, 8th Dec, $19.99) – Choose your spectral familiar and follow in your ancestors’ footsteps to become a Monster keeper and save the Monster Sanctuary. Embark on an epic adventure using the powers of the monsters you collect, and the team you build, to unlock an ever-expanding world. On your quest to become the ultimate Monster Keeper you’ll unravel the cause of a mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters.
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes (Merge Games, 3rd Dec, $24.99) – Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a Horrorpunk Action RPG filled with Lovecraftian horrors and Cronenbergian gore, making it the most gruesome take on the isometric Souls-like genre yet! You are the last surviving Striver of Dibrom. Your duty, for which you have trained your whole life, is to defeat the Seven Acolytes, accursed and powerful beings, possessed by malevolent deities called Gahars.
Nine Witches: Family Disruption (Blowfish Studios, 4th Dec, $19.99) – October 1944, something strange is happening in Sundäe, a rustic Norwegian town where a mysterious dark moon hangs over the sky, generating uncertainty among its inhabitants. As World War II continues, the Okkulte-55, a secret division of the Third Reich, arrives in Sundäe to unleash an ancient curse, in a desperate act to twist the course of the war. An original story with absurd dark humor, riddled with eccentric characters, diabolical inventions, puzzles, occultism, talking dead, witches, worms, a mysterious party, and an ancient curse that threatens the human race.
Oniria Crimes (Badland Publishing, 3rd Dec, $19.99) – Join the Rounders to solve the mysteries that happen in the Land of Dreams Oniria Crimes is an adventure game that takes place in Oniria, the Land of Dreams. Help Detective Santos and Inspector Torres to investigate crime scenes as part of the Rounders, a secret society that pursues crime in dreams. Oniria Crimes is a combination of visual-novel-like story with point&click mechanics similar to graphic adventures, where the objects will help you to figure out what happened in the crime scene.
Outbreak: The New Nightmare (Dead Drop Studios, 3rd Dec, $12.99) – Enter an unforgiving co-op survival horror experience as you fight for your life against oppressive odds. The horrors of Arzt Memorial Hospital were just the beginning of the outbreak. As the infection spread across the city, local law enforcement fell quickly. You now find yourself trapped in a hellscape with only a few remaining survivors. Scavenge the environment for supplies, face off against the undead and do anything it takes to survive. Play the entire game either alone or in local splitscreen co-op. You only have one life. Make it count!
Paw Paw Paw (Ratalaika Games, 4th Dec, $9.99) – Paw Paw Paw was a peaceful and prosperous kingdom until one fateful day, when the King had decided to enforce everyone to wear pants. You play as part of the resistance group ANTIPANTS, in their effort to bring down the King. Hack and slash your way to victory, and beat all your enemies into pulps!
Pixel Game Maker Series STEOS -Sorrow song of Bounty hunter- (Gotcha Gotcha, 27th Nov, $9.99) – This game looks like a side-scrolling shooting game at first glance, but the main character is not a fighter, but a bipedal cannon. It’s a high-difficulty action game with a screen doesn’t even scroll. The distant future when AI has taken over civilization. Suddenly AI divided into Migma and Apeiron armies and started war. You are a human hired by the Migma army with the expectation that you are indeterminate element that will bring victory. With only two weapons you board the bipedal cannon Steos and embark on a fierce battlefield of AI.
Pretty Princess Party (Aksys Games, 3rd Dec, $39.99) – Become a princess of a magical castle! Pretty Princess Party on the Nintendo Switch transports you to a magical land to explore a long-abandoned enchanted castle. Learn to be a princess and decorate the castle any way you wish. Begin by creating a princess character with endless choices of dresses, shoes, accessories, and hairstyles. Then train to be a princess by playing six different fun mini-games, including cake decorating, horse racing, and dancing. Restore the castle to its former glory and win the prize!
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Sega, 8th Dec, $39.99) – Japan’s beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris® game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Playing is easy: match 4 or more same-colored Puyos or complete a line of blocks to clear them from your board and dump Garbage into your opponent’s game. But keep an eye on what’s coming your way too. Play traditional Puyo Puyo and Tetris…or mix them together to level up your game.
Quiplash 2 InterLASHional: The Say Anything Party Game! (Jackbox Games, 3rd Dec, $9.99) – The “say anything” party game is going international! All the hilarious content from Quiplash 2, now in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish! Plus… 100 EXTRA French prompts! 100 EXTRA Italian prompts! 100 EXTRA German prompts! 100 EXTRA Spanish prompts! The same BORING OLD English prompts! All in one QUINTILINGUAL Quiplash! *NOTE: English content in this game is identical to that of Quiplash 2, found in The Jackbox Party Pack 3. This game is local multiplayer only.
Renzo Racer (Joindots, 3rd Dec, $19.99) – Are you ready for some throttle mashing, missile blasting, kart smashing fun? Renzo Racer is a fast-paced cartoon style racing game challenging your maneuverability and driving skills to cross the finish line first! Choose your driver from a selection of 16 comical personalities and race down 20 exciting tracks full of twists and turns, hazardous obstacles and unexpected surprises. Plow through destructible objects, jump off ramps and watch out for scattered rocks, fallen trees, black ice and oil slicks!
Spellbreak (Proletariat, 3rd Sep, $0.00) – Unleash your inner battlemage in Spellbreak. When magic is forbidden, locked in the iron grip of the Vowkeepers, it’s up to you to resist and reclaim what’s yours. Harness the raw power of your gauntlets and tap into the unimaginable forces of the elemental planes . Soar into fierce battles, through floating islands and impossible terrain, to unleash the Breaker within. – Read our Spellbreak review
Steampunk Tower 2 (Drageus Games, 4th Dec, $9.99) – Steampunk Tower 2 is a unique tower defense game set in the alternative Steampunk universe. There is a dragged-out world war with the enemy never seen before. Lord Bingham is coming back to the world arena and he needs a skilled commander. There is a secret base hidden in the mountains of Spain, with ginormous aircraft Carrier transporting the Battle Tower under your authority and also a team of specialists who execute special assignments.
Super Space Serpent Secondary Edition (VerenigdeProducties, 6th Dec, $9.99) – Super Space Serpent Secondary Edition Is a Twin Stick shooter in the style that fits your favorite era. Let the retro neon effects and futuristic soundtrack put you in a zone like only the arcade games of the 80’s could . Try to beat the handcrafted levels with ever changing enemies from distant worlds while using an arsenal of weapons and upgrades.
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 1 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, 3rd Dec, $29.99) – Don-chan leaves the past behind for a great adventure, that transcends time and space, to the future! Warp to different eras to stop the bad guys from destroying history! Don and Katsu stumble upon Tocky, who has the important job of protecting time. He tells them that his friend, Ticky, has been kidnapped by Professor Timedyne. The professor is trying to use Ticky to meddle with time. Travel to many different time periods and take down the evil destroying history! The better you perform in the Taiko Battles against monsters you encounter on your adventure, the more damage you do to them!
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 2 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, 3rd Dec, $29.99) – Don-chan and his friends have a great adventure in the mystery spots of the world! Find out the secrets of a mysterious phenomenon occurring around the planet and save the world! The OOParts, treasures that protect the world, have been stolen by the suspicious group, The Evil Fraternity of Hexagaria! Don and Katsu must travel all over the world to get the stolen OOParts back! Will they be able to get back the OOParts and save the world?
Wildfire (Humble Games, 3rd Dec, $14.99) – Use your elemental powers to start fires, freeze water, and move earth as you outsmart superstitious enemies in this mischievous 2D stealth game. Take back your home and rescue captive villagers along the way; manipulating the environment to help you and harm your foes. In a world where magic has all but died out, you’ve been branded a witch by villainous forces who fear your elemental power. Outsmart the superstitious armies of the Arch Duchess as they hunt you through lush forests, deep caverns, and over frozen mountaintops.
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!