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
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (Rockstar Games, 11th Nov, $59.99) – Three iconic cities. Three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy – Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements, including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, and Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition brings these beloved worlds to life with new levels of detail – from the center of the criminal underworld to the pastel suits of the 1980s and the troubled state of San Andreas.
Shin Megami Tensei V (SEGA, 12th Nov, $59.99) – An unplanned detour leaves our protagonist buried and unconscious during his walk home. He awakens in a new Tokyo, a wasteland ravaged by apocalypse now called Da’at. But before bloodthirsty demons can claim his life, a savior emerges and they unite to become a mighty being neither human nor demon: a Nahobino. With newfound power, the protagonist ventures through Da’at, an enigmatic realm filled with mythical deities and demonic tyrants in constant conflict for survival. Searching for answers, the protagonist must forge his own path in a battle between light and dark to dictate the fate of the world in this new entry in the classic Japanese RPG series. Shin Megami Tensei V will be available on Nov. 12. – Read our Shin Megami Tensei V review
STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic (11th Nov, $14.99) – The legendary RPG classic is now on the Nintendo Switch system. Four thousand years before the Galactic Empire, hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith and you are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force and save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side?
The Wild at Heart (Humble Games, 16th Nov, $24.99) – Wield an ever-growing herd of quirky creatures to rebuild broken paths, battle perilous beasts and solve peculiar puzzles in a rich, interconnected world. Join two young runaways as they unravel the mysteries of a lost realm in this nostalgic storybook fantasy! The Wild at Heart will be available on Nov. 16.
Switch eShop – New Releases
A Pretty Odd Bunny (12th Nov, $4.99) – A Pretty Odd Bunny is a 2D stealth platformer about a rabbit who likes eating pigs. You play as a red-eyed rabbit and help him reach the pig at the end of the levels without letting other rabbits see you! Find the right path through the levels so your fellow bunnies don’t see you. They don’t approve of your food choices and will try to stop you if they see your intentions. Walk, run and jump into a colorful but dangerous world full of beautiful graphics and smooth animations. Created frame by frame with love and passion. Explore more than 80 levels in 4 unique worlds, collect hidden coins, unlock extra challenges with cute characters, gorey action, blood, and a lot of severed pig’s heads. If you read until here I wish you a happy day full of Bacon! Love! A pretty odd bunny’s features include: – 80 levels in 4 unique worlds – Unlock extra challenges with cute characters – Beautiful graphics and smooth animations – Test your stealth!
American Hero (11th Nov, $14.99) – American Hero is the never-released outrageous and unforgettable FMV game that lets you play as the star in an over-the-top 1990s Hollywood action movie. Get a babysitter for the kids, this game is a madcap, mile-a-minute spree of spies, dives, and gun-toting bad guys that will have you on the edge of your seat. You take on the role of Jack, a handsome, jaded former intelligence officer pulled out of his retired life as a strip club patron for one last mission to stop the villainous virologist Krueger, who plans to unleash a mind-controlling virus on the unsuspecting citizens of L. A. Everyone is out to kill Jack now that he’s hot on Krueger’s trail, and he’ll need to use his mind, muscles, and mojo to stay alive long enough to stop Kruger’s plot. Your spur-of-the-moment decisions will help or hinder Jack as he tries to find and protect the only scientist who has the cure to counter Krueger’s deadly bioweapon.
Arcade Archives BLACK HEART (4th Nov, $7.99) – “BLACK HEART” is a shooter released by UPL in 1991. Taranith, absolute ruler of the Dark Forces, has kidnapped Jeanne. Zil must mount his dragon and take to the skies, assaulting the enemy castle to save her. In order to defeat the boss, work together with the fairies that accompany you and the pixies that allow you to fire powerful F・BREATH attacks when you collect them. The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. *This game uses the Japanese ROM for the main part of the game. The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Battle Bundle: Stickman: Far East Battle and Battle of Archers (5th Nov, $4.99) – Action-packed gameplay with an extensive campaign from Stickman with pure fun and multiple multiplayer modes from Battle of Archers. Grab Battle Bundle right now and engage yourself in the most exciting and rewarding game experience!
Beyond Blue (E-Line Media, 11th Nov, $19.99) – Beyond Blue is a single-player narrative adventure that takes you deep into our planet’s beating blue heart. Set in the near future, Beyond Blue explores the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-water explorer and scientist. Become a part of a newly-formed research team using groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. History Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line’s BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II), OceanX Media, world-class game makers, and some of science’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart.
Dungeon Adventure (Gametry, 5th Nov, $0.99) – Dungeon Adventure is a game where you are exploring massive dungeons with the hope of getting out alive, while also eliminating all the enemies. There are lots of things you can find in there, from powerful enemies to some of the best gadgets and coolest items. But be aware, you might not be able to come out from that place. Grab Dungeon Adventure right now and engage yourself in the most exciting and rewarding game experience!
Epic Chef (Team17, 11th Nov, $24.99) – In Epic Chef you take on the role of Zest, who must embark on a culinary journey to farm, craft and cook his way into legend. Create Delicious Dishes! Dynamic recipe creation means that you can experiment with thousands of different ingredient combinations to create a unique menu of delicious delights. Chef Battles! Take on rival chefs in epic culinary clashes to see who is crowned cooking king! Dishes are scored on a variety of things and no two judges have the same taste, meaning every battle is different. Home on the range Live off your land by growing food such as fruit and vegetables as well as tending to an eclectic mix of animals from cows to unicorns! Repair and customise your dilapidated (and slightly haunted) mansion. Crafty Cook! A chef is only as good as their tools. Gather resources to craft specialised machinery that can process your ingredients, and even create new recipe components! Explore Ambrosia! You are free to explore all that the city has to offer.
FishWitch Halloween (13th Nov, $19.99) – Grab your diving gear and join Beatrice, the guardian of the seven seas, in this enchanted underwater Halloween adventure. Enjoy addictive gameplay as you earn money to decorate a sanctuary with colorful fishes and awesome thematic ornaments. As your sanctuary progresses, you get diamonds with which you can buy cool power-ups to help you beat the levels. Match your way through the wonders of the marine life and explore a bewitching underwater world. Get hooked on FishWitch Halloween.
Football Manager 2022 Touch (SEGA, 8th Nov, $39.99) – Tacking the quality and finesse of the full simulation experience, Football Manager 2022 Touch allows you to dictate the tempo as you compete for the beautiful game’s biggest prizes. Whether you’re challenging for the title on the go or tinkering with your tactics while docked to the big screen, you’re empowered to delegate the finer details to your dedicated backroom team. Maximize the overhauled Nintendo Switch™ controller functionality and enhanced user interface as you focus on the most essential parts of management – tactics and transfers. Where you begin your journey is down to you; there are 123 leagues from 53 of the world’s biggest soccer nations to choose from. It’s time to deliver moments to remember for the fans at your club. Once you’ve walked through the stadium gates and jumped into the managerial hotseat, it’s time to stamp your style on the field.
Gravity Light (8th Nov, $4.99) – Gravity Light is a platformer about a square hero, whose life has been turned upside down by a mechanical alien race attack. Follow your character on a space adventure to save him from the clutches of the motorized menace. Jump, dodge, and shoot through a colorful environment full of floating platforms, portals, and robotic terrors. You’ll have to rely on your wits, speed, and reflexes to navigate through the deadly gauntlets.
Gynoug (Ratalaika Games, 12th Nov, $6.99) – In an era between the Middle Ages and the early modern period, the demons have grown in power by feeding on the evil ambitions of the people. Led by a being known as The Destroyer they plan their attack. The angel Wor stands up for the survival of the entire tribe, and heads to Iccus to prevent the spread of the evil spirit. Take control of Wor and shoot down every grotesque enemy in your path. Defeat the demon boss at the end of each area to advance onward. – Read our Gynoug review
Handpan (3rd Nov, $9.99) – The ultimate Handpan simulator is now available on Nintendo Switch™ Unlike most other instruments playing the handpan on Nintendo Switch™ is really easy to learn, compose and play amazing music for your your friends and family. Play Handpan, also known as a hang drum, with either the touch screen or Joy-Con™ and easily change the tone or the scale of the handpan and produce your own musical creations. You can also choose between the Solo or Duo mode (two handpans).
Hoplegs (12th Nov, $6.99) – Hoplegs is a different kind of platform game where you control your character using 4 different legs. Looks easy? Each of the four gamepad buttons where you usually jump, interact, crouch and change weapons are now your legs! Master the unique controls, and navigate through loads of developer and community-created levels! Love to create? Let your imagination run wild with our custom level editor! From puzzle levels with switches that control almost anything, to space-inspired levels with zero gravity, to impossible mountains to climb, there’s really nothing to hold your creative ideas back! We showcase the best community-created levels for everyone to enjoy! Customise your look with stylish hats, boxes and legs – even new faces! Keep your eyes open for rare and special items in secret hidden areas! Can you find them all?
Instant Sports Winter Games (Plug In Digital, 3rd Nov, $24.99) – Take your suit, your skis and ski poles, on the way to the snowy roads. With INSTANT SPORTS Winter Games, you’ll be offered an avalanche of extremes and amusing sports to play, as well as vacations you will never forget ● Play 7 winter games, including Snowboard, Ice skating, Bobsleigh and way more! ● Enjoy your favourite winter activities in breathtaking landscapes! ● Up to 4 friends to share a sporty time in the snow: Snowballs fights, curling… You got all-in-hands to have fun in INSTANT SPORTS Winter Games! ● Collect hundreds of items to personalize your character and be the real star of this Winter
Island Farmer (11th Nov, $2.99) – Farms are set up in islands over calm and clear water. In this tiny fantasy experience, that is easy to do and very relaxing, just like a 3D jigsaw puzzle. Carefully observe the island, try to memorize it, then shuffle the blocks. Swap blocks to reproduce the desired island and it will compose the archipelago. There is no time limit, no logic challenges, nor resources to manage, so you can calmly just focus on the core mechanics while listening to a soothing soundtrack.
Joojee’s Journey (11th Nov, $8.99) – In this whimsical narrative adventure, you’ll play as Joojee, a lovable bunny who suddenly wakes up without her memory. Armed with nothing but her charm and a mysterious magic brush that allows her to enter anyone’s mind, Joojee goes on a journey to recover her lost memories while helping others overcome their own troubles.
Klang 2 (17th Nov, $14.99) – Imprisoned in a facility at an unknown location, Klang must hone his rhythm-combat skills inside audiovisual simulations. Fast-attack the enemy with flashy fireballs. Dodge and counter enemy attacks, and deal enough lightning damage to shame even the greatest gods of mythology. Achieve a euphoric state of trance through skillful play in this rhythm-action game with hypnotic beats and high-speed combat.
Mastho is Together (17th Nov, $4.99) – Action platforming as a sugar-free marshmallow can still be super-sweet! Mastho is Together features precision platforming challenges in which you guide the squishy white protagonist Mastho through obstacles in wholesome side-scrolling style. Jump and air dash your way through puzzle stages with pixel-perfect collision and no HUD to clutter the screen! The focus is entirely on gameplay. Balancing minimalistic visuals with abstract aesthetics, Mastho is Together gets right to the point with no menus and no loading. Respawn immediately upon death, try again as many times as it takes, and relax to a light and rhythmic soundtrack across 40 lovingly crafted levels of increasing difficulty. Can you help Mastho along his path to pure healthy sweetness?
Panmorphia: Enchanted (11th Nov, $3.99) – In the first adventure, you used your ability to wield each element and transform yourself into the animal that best represented it! That enabled you to alternate between each animal’s point of view and save the four trapped elements! In your second adventure, Panmorphia calls out to you once more! You are being sent to the Lost Temple to enchant the amulet and evolve your powers! Doing so will enable you in the future to swap freely between the four elemental forms! The Lost Temple is like no other! It has four sides, each representing the four elements! Your powers enable you to do magical things such as breathe underwater, turn day into night, summon the wind, and many other wonderful surprises!
Plumber Puzzles (Gametry, 5th Nov, $3.99) – Here you get to test out your skills and push them to the next level while you try to connect the two parts of the screen with a continual pipe. There are 4 main stages with 100 levels each, so there’s no shortage of content for you to enjoy. Each level gets increasingly difficult, so you really have to test all your skills and work hard in order to win. This is an incredible, exciting way to test yourself and push the boundaries in a creative and rewarding manner. Give Plumber Puzzles a try today and we guarantee you will have an amazing time!
Pukan, Bye-Bye! (12th Nov, $4.99) – Let’s talk a bit about the difficulty in video games. Have you ever heard the definition of «hard»? It’s «done with a great deal of force or strength». Well, Pukan Bye-Bye has been created with a great deal of strength and it requires the player to match the expectations. But that doesn’t mean that the game is hard by itself. Only by playing it with your own eyes, hands or whatever suits your fancy, you’ll be able to estimate if it’s challenging or not. Of course, any player will surely require more patience to excel in it. So, buddy, are you bold enough to rise to the challenge?
Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital (11th Nov, $39.99) – Become the very best veterinarian ever! These adorable pets aren’t feeling too well, so let’s give them the care they need! Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital is a simulation game in which you can have the dream job you’ve always wanted taking care of cute, fluffy friends. Various breeds of puppies and kittens will need your expertise at the clinic. In Checkup Mode carefully check for illnesses or injuries by performing various diagnostic tests: taking X-rays, checking temperatures, and monitoring vital signs. Once you diagnose the ailments, administer the treatments as part of your dream job.
Retro Highway (11th Nov, $5.99) – Hit the Retro Highway and return to the days of 16-bit blast processing and pure arcade fun! Retro Highway is a throwback game aiming to combine the accessibility of modern titles with the high-skill challenge and charming aesthetics of old.
SPACETIME ODISSEY (5th Nov, $5.99) – SPACETIME ODISSEY gives you the opportunity to feel the excitement of traveling in space and exploring planets like you’ve never felt and seen before. The game has amazing graphics and physics that simulate space as it is in real life! With your allied army, defeats alien ennemies throughout different solar systems and their telluric planets, destroy ennemy bases and conquer the universe!
Super Mombo Quest (4th Nov, $15.90) – Super Mombo Quest is an action-packed precision platformer! A metroidvania with classic arcade mechanics, featuring some crazy combat, challenging combos and plenty of collectibles – all in a huge interconnected world! Get the perfect combo in hundreds of levels! Travel through a giant interconnected world made up of hundreds of areas, each with multiple challenging enemies. Some will chase you, some will shoot you, some will fly around… And some are extremely dangerous! Can you be fast enough to defeat them all in a perfect combo?
The Adventure of Ravi ‘n’ Navi (10th Nov, $15.00) – “Radiant Rabbits” is a village where rabbits and fairies live in peace. Ravi and Navi have to defeat the great demon king “Shivarra”, who is planning to destroy the village! The main character, rabbit “Ravi”, joins forces with fairy “Navi” and sets out on an adventure to collect the “Sacred Carrot”, the source of happiness hidden by Shivarra.
The Smurfs – Mission Vileaf (16th Nov, $39.99) – In a dusty grimoire, the wizard Gargamel just put his hands on the formula of an evil plant: the VILEAF. This plant produces “VILETRAP” seeds, which can attract and imprison Smurfs… but these VILETRAP plants are also a great danger for the forest, as they are TOXIC, especially for the sarsaparilla fields! PAPA SMURF decides to ask some of his fellow Smurfs to help him find the ingredients for a super powerful antidote for all the plants sick from the VILEAF. Thanks to the SMURFIZER, an invention from HANDY SMURF, go on an adventure to find the ingredients and free your fellow Smurfs… and save the whole village!
TIMINGooo! (11th Nov, $12.00) – A man who accidentally falls into hell goes on a journey through hell to train his sense of rhythm. . . 5 unusual circles of hell, each a different music genre. This is an easygoing rhythm game, where you can play as each of the odd characters that inhabit these circles as they give themselves over to the rhythm of the music. You use only 2 buttons. You can enjoy this game even if you are not good at rhythm games, because you don’t need complex controls. All you need to do is push buttons in time with the rhythm and music!
Treasures of the Aegean (Numskull Games, 11th Nov, $19.99) – A non-linear action-adventure game, players must explore and decipher the secrets of a mysterious island to escape from the time loop they’re trapped in. The island is presented as a huge 2D open-world and players can freely roam using smooth parkour mechanics. However, time is ticking as the island is unstable and sinks within a limited amount of time. Inspired by fantasy thriller comics, the game borrows a unique European comic album aesthetic with a plot based on historical events.
Venus: Improbable Dream (12th Nov, $9.99) – Born with a birth defect that he despises, Kakeru struggles with severe anxiety and depression. But when he’s placed in the after-school music club as an attempt to coax him out of his shell, a world of new possibilities is reopened to him. It’s here that he meets Fujiwara Haruka, a disabled girl with a shy disposition and a gift for music. As the two of them begin to connect, Kakeru remembers what it’s like to yearn for friends, to be confident in himself, and most importantly, to have a dream. Venus: Improbable Dream is an immersive visual novel experience focused on mental health and personal identity. Guide Kakeru’s decisions as he takes steps towards facing inner fears and reclaiming his life. Player choice affects how the narrative will progress, including special dialogue to discover for key scenes. Will you help Kakeru achieve something he never thought possible? Features: • Experience a frightening yet hopeful new chapter in Kakeru’s challenged youth.
X-Force Genesis (12th Nov, $7.00) – A game that is a love letter to fans of shmups from the 80s/90s. X-Force Genesis is a space shooter created from amazing graphics and insane boss battles. Join this epic adventure and don’t let the enemies take over the Genesis planet
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!