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!
Streets of Rage 4 (DotEmu, Today, $24.99) Amongst the best beat’em up series ever created, jammin’ ‘90s beats and over the top street beating, the iconic series Streets of Rage comes back with a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore. Read our Streets of Rage 4 review.
Levelhead (Butterscotch Shenanigans, Today, $19.99) EMPLOYEEEEEE! The Bureau of Shipping is the galaxy’s premiere package delivery corporation. For hundreds of years our customers have trusted us to deliver their goods, real good. And now you get to be part of that delivery magic. As a new Employee to the Levelhead Division, you are responsible for training your very own GR-18 delivery robot for every possible delivery scenario.
911 Operator Deluxe Edition (SONKA, Fri 1st May, $21.99) In 911 Operator, you take on the role of an emergency dispatcher, who has to rapidly deal with the incoming reports. Your task is not just to pick up the calls, but also to react appropriately to the situation – sometimes giving first aid instructions is enough, at other times a police, fire department or paramedics’ intervention is a necessity.
Arcade Spirits (PQube, Fri 1st May, $19.99) What if the 1983 video game marketing crash never happened? Set in 20XX, Arcade Spirits is a visual novel romantic comedy with a different history, where arcades still reign supreme as the ultimate place to play. After a period of turbulent employment, your character starts an exciting new job at the Funplex: a popular local arcade with a team of staff that are as eccentric as the customers.
Book of Demons (505 Games, Today, $24.99) Book of Demons is a Hack & Slash Deck-building hybrid in which you decide the length of quests. Wield magic cards and slay the armies of darkness in the Old Cathedral dungeons. Save the terror-stricken Paperverse from the clutches of the Archdemon himself!
Bubble (Sabec, Today, $9.99) Bubble is an easy and fun to play arcade puzzle game where you have to shot coloured bubbles to complete levels. If three or more bubbles of the same colour are next to each if you shot any one of them they will burst and the bubbles above drop down. Bubbles contain more than thirty handcrafted levels, four power-ups and lots of different balls, some with special effects that will help you to complete levels quicker. At the end of every level, you will receive 50 bonus coins, that can be used to unlock Power up’s, and help you to complete the harder levels in the game.
Fairy Knights (CFK, Today, $9.99) Here begins the journey of a boy and a girl. Slay the Devil and bring back the rain to the barren Kingdom of Vadelle!
Farmer’s Dynasty (Today, $39.99) The perfect combination of farming simulation and life simulation. More than just an agricultural simulation: in Farmer’s Dynasty, you have to rebuild your farm and develop your heritage, start a family, handle your relationships and, of course, manage your crops to prosper.
Gun Crazy (Ratalaika Games, Fri 1st May, $4.99) Gun Crazy is a fast-paced and hectic arcade-style action shoot em’ up in this homage to old school classics! Become the fiercest lady on the police force! Take out the bad guys through 4 unique levels filled with challenging bosses and powerful special guns.
Indivisible (505 Games, Tue 28th April, $29.99) Indivisible is an action RPG / platformer featuring stunning hand-drawn art and animation combined with unique real-time combat mechanics. Immerse yourself in a fantastical world with dozens of playable characters, a rich storytelling experience, gameplay that’s easy to learn but difficult to master, and the trademark razor-sharp quality that Lab Zero games is known for!
Ministry of Broadcast (Ministry Of Broadcast, Today, $14.99, Today, $14.99) Ministry of Broadcast is a narrative-driven single-player cinematic platformer mixing Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV. Rife with dark humor, sarcastic quips, and the absurdity of the system. Seemingly built overnight, The Wall has divided both a country in two and a man from his family. To see them again, our ginger-haired protagonist has decided to become a contestant on “The Wall Show”, a Regime-organized TV show allowing competitors the opportunity to escape to freedom on the other side.
Mushroom Heroes (Dolores Ent, Today, $5.99) Retro platformer where the player can switch between three different characters. You have 3 mushroom heroes and each mushroom has special abilities, some of which the player needs in order to pass certain obstacles. Jumpi can jump higher and float in the air. Yuppi can kill enemies with his bow. The bow can also be used to detonate some walls and bombs.
My Secret Pets! (D3Publisher, Today, $14.99) This is a romance game for women where you live with your pets who have suddenly transformed into attractive men. You’ll spend seven days with your pets, who love you devotedly. Are they your pets or are you becoming the pet?
Pixel Art Bundle Vol. 1 (Digerati, Today, $37.99) Digerati Pixel Art Bundle Part 1 This bundle contains the following awesomely pixel-powered games: Slain: Back From Hell – battle through a blighted land in this bloody, brutal adventure and Unity Awards finalist for ‘Best 2D Visual Experience’. Uncanny Valley – an unsettling survival horror where nothing is as it seems. Play through multiple times to reveal all its darkest secrets. Bleed – this 2D action-platformer and indie smash hit delivers a breakneck combination of stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay.
Pocket Arcade Story (Kairosoft, Today, $14.00) Here comes a new challenger: it’s the arcade simulation game you’ve been waiting for! Build your very own gaming paradise packed with heaps of game machines and more! If some of your customers become regulars, you can test their mettle in fighting game tournaments. Crush the competition with crazy combos and knock out your opponents with a flurry of fists!
Princess Closet (OperaHouse, Today, $24.99) What is Princess Closet? Invited by a member of the popular fashion brand “Princess Closet,” you have been transformed into a “fashion model”. Work together with the ultimate handsome boyfriend towards becoming a top model!
SEGA AGES G-LOC: Air Battle (SEGA, Today, $7.99) Experience this retro title with the SEGA AGES spin, in AGES mode, everything is ramped up, get more enemies, more missiles and a more powerful lock-on system! Take a trip back to the past with a moving cabinet display that recreates the arcade experience, including atmospheric arcade sounds, in the comfort of your own home. As a fun added feature, you can also activate the Sortie Count, allowing you to change the number of credits per coin when you start up the game. It can help you with the challenging missions ahead! Read our SEGA AGES G-LOC: Air Battle review.
StarCrossed (Whitethorn Digital, Wed 29th April, $9.99) StarCrossed is an action arcade game with a magical girl aesthetic and a cooperative twist! Join our cast of 5 space-faring heroes as they travel across the stars, working together to strengthen their bond and defeat a looming evil that threatens the Nova galaxy! It’s time to team up, get sparkly, and take out the bad guys!
Swapperoo (Fallen Tree Games, Fri 1st May, $7.99) The rules are simple: tap an arrow to move it in the direction it faces. Make a row of 3 tiles of the same color and the tiles disappear. If that sounds too easy, don’t worry – you’ll find yourself in situations that require clever manipulation of the game board.
The Four Kings Casino and Slots (Digital Leisure, Today) The Four Kings Casino & Slots is a social MMO that allows you to immerse yourself in a simulated casino experience. You will start off by creating a personalized 3D avatar that represents you in the online world. As you play, you will be rewarded with more extravagant and prestigious clothing to further customize your look. As soon as you enter the casino you will be able to participate in the most popular casino games like Texas Hold’em Poker, Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, video Poker, and more.
Tonight We Riot (Means Interactive, Tue 5th May, $15.00) In a dystopia where wealthy capitalists control elections, media, and the lives of working people, we’re faced with two choices – accept it or fight for something better. Tonight We Riot doesn’t have just one hero. Instead, you play as a movement of people whose well-being determines the success of your revolution.
War-Torn Dreams (Playstige Interactive, Today, $6.99) WAR-TORN DREAMS is a 2D, story-rich, side-scrolling action game, set in the wasteland of USA, plagued with constant war. Following the collapse of the economy, government, and society, you must brave heavily armed militia, lawless gangs, dangerous streets, desolate buildings and underground bunkers on your quest to escape this post-apocalyptic wasteland alive.
Splatoon 2 Special Demo 2020 – Have you been eager to make a splash in the world of the Splatoon 2 game, but didn’t know where to get your feet wet? Well, it’s time to finally dip your tentacles in, because the water’s warm and the ink’s never been fresher! From now until May 6 at 6:59 a.m. PT, you can download the special demo which lets you join the ink-splatting action in 4-on-4 Turf War battles. You can even try out Ranked Battles and the Salmon Run co-op mode during the demo’s timed window. You’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to participate in the event. Even if you’re not a member yet, you’re still invited, though! After downloading the demo, you’ll receive an email with a download code for a seven-day free trial for Nintendo Switch Online. (Even if you’ve activated a previous free trial, you’re still eligible for this offer.) If you enjoy all the fast-paced action, you’ll be able to save 30% on the purchase of Splatoon 2 during the special demo timeframe, and your progress will carry over to the full game, once purchased. So stop sweating and start splatting!
Scare up Some Fun With the Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack – Part 2 – Yikes! Even more spectral spooks have arrived at the Last Resort, the perpetually haunted high-rise hotel. The ever-intrepid Luigi has his work cut out for him in this DLC for the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game, which adds new costumes, new floor themes, new ghosts in ScareScraper mode and new mini-games for ScreamPark mode. A new Art Viewer mode lets you browse concept art created during the game’s development too. Plus, when you purchase the Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack DLC, which includes both Part 1 and Part 2, you’ll receive a bonus in-game Polterpup light that can be used when playing ScareScraper mode or when playing through the game’s main story. It’s a great time to fire up the Poltergust G-00 again and show those ghosts who’s in charge!
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!