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!
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo, Fri 29th May, $59.99) Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world. Read our Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition review.
Borderlands Legendary Collection (2K, Fri 29th May) Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Kill bandits and beasts, collect powerful weaponry, and maybe even save the universe in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with piles of bonus add-on content for each game, adding 100+ hours of gameplay at an incredible value.
XCOM 2 Collection (2K, Fri 29th May, $49.99) The XCOM 2 Collection includes the award-winning strategy game XCOM 2, four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift) and the War of the Chosen expansion all in one package. Activate any of the additional content (DLCs and the Expansion) or just play the base game.
Bioshock: The Collection (2K, Fri 29th May, $49.99) Experience the unforgettable worlds and monumental stories of the award-winning BioShock series with BioShock: The Collection. Journey to the cities of Rapture and Columbia across BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, including all single-player add-on content.
Let’s Sing 2020 (Ravenscourt, Today, $44.99) All begins with the first tone! Sing as a solo superstar or perform with your crew and friends to rock every party! With the latest version of the singing game Let’s Sing you can follow the footsteps of cutting-edge artists and perform songs like: Ava Max – Sweet but Psycho, Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss, Spice Girls – Wannabe, Robbie Williams – Angels and more!
Shantae and the Seven Sirens (WayForward, Today, TBD) Shantae is back in an all-new tropical adventure! In her fifth outing, the Half-Genie hero gains new Fusion Magic abilities to explore a vast sunken city, makes new Half-Genie friends, and battles the Seven Sirens in her biggest, most thrilling quest yet! Featuring multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, an awesome aquatic journey full of danger and discovery awaits!
Liberated (Walkabout Games, Tue 2nd June, $19.99) Welcome to a brave new world. Undeniable truth and personal freedoms are dying. Revolution is near. Rise up in the bloodstained struggle for a land of the free. Forget everything you know about comics. Immerse yourself in a dark, rain-soaked city. Use your wits, hack the system, sneak and solve puzzles. And when hell breaks loose, dispense picturesque headshots for great justice.
#womenUp, Super Puzzles Dream (Jorge Biedma Azuar, Sat 30th May, $6.19) Puzzles move onto the next level with ‘Super Puzzle Dream’, a mix between classic puzzles and a ‘Tetris’-style dynamic mechanic. #womenUp! is the ‘hashtag’ for this programme, which dedicates beautiful illustrations and emotive phrases to women on completion of every puzzle. Two levels of play, ‘senior’ (for adults) and ‘junior’ (for children aged 3+), guarantee hours of entertainment for all.
Adam’s Venture: Origins (Fri 29th May, $39.99) Start your adventure in Adam’s Venture: Origins. Set in the roaring ’20s, you play as explorer Adam Venture and go on a journey to unravel the secret of Eden. Together with your companion Evelyn, you explore ancient ruins and solve ingenious puzzles to find mysterious locales. As you travel to unique locations, you’re opposed by the evil Clairvaux company, who’s intentions for exploring artefacts could unleash chaos around the world.
Arcade Archives RAIDERS5 (HAMSTER, Thu 21st May, $7.99) “RAIDERS5” is a shooting puzzle game released by UPL in 1985. Players aim to escape by destroying all of the targets on the stage. Find the exit! The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.
Atomicrops (Raw Fury, Today, $14.99) You own the last farm in the post-apocalypse wasteland, inherited from your late grandfather’s will mere moments before the surrounding countryside gets vaporized in a nuclear blast. Now as the only source of food for the local town, and constantly under threat from the local mutant wildlife, you do as any self-respecting farmer would: Farm. Marry. Kill.
Awesome Pea 2 (Sometimes You, Wed 3rd June, $4.99) Greedy Pea is back in the game! Now with even more dark dungeons, deadly traps and gold! What you will definitely find in this game (again): – Pixel Game Boy-style graphics (when everything is green) – 25 different levels – Retro soundtrack (sounds like your old computer) – Lots of shiny coins.
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (DANGEN Entertainment, Today, $24.99) Bug Fables is an adventure RPG following three heroes, Vi, Kabbu, and Leif, as they embark on an epic quest in Bugaria in search of treasure and immortality. ! The game combines colorful platforming with the heroes’ unique abilities as they explore a wide variety of areas in the kingdom.
Castle Pals (Ratalaika Games, Fri 29th May, $4.99) One night, Kylee and Owen stumbled upon creepy Castle Pookapick and decide to uncover its secrets! Nothing could possibly go wrong, could it? Play as two different characters! Punch your way through enemies with Kylee and fly above your enemies while avoiding traps as Owen! Earn optional gold medals by completing levels from start to finish faster than the posted time for each level.
Climbros (Ultimate Games, Fri 29th May, $9.90) Climbros is an arcade game with amazing gameplay. You can explore beautiful and diverse worlds by yourself or together in co-op mode. Climb, discover, cooperate and have fun. Test your skills in various conditions. Snowy rocks, enormous trees or drifting asteroids are just a few of many challenges waiting for you. On your way, you’ll find tons of unique locations and characters.
Crypto by POWGI (Lightwood Games, Thu 21st May, $7.99) Crack the code to reveal the quote in this classic cryptogram puzzle. Decrypt the cyphers to find 180 funny and inspirational messages.
Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade – All your favourite Darius arcade games on the Switch!
Darius Cozmic Collection Console – All your favourite Darius console games on the Switch!
Despotism 3k (Gameplay First, Sat 30th May, $10.99) Exploit puny humans to extract power and build your own empire! You’ll have to keep track of them to make sure they don’t succumb to exhaustion and hunger… although the weakest ones can always be thrown to the Bioreactor.
Do Not Feed the Monkeys (Alawar Premium, Mon 1st June, $12.99) You are invited to join “The Primate Observation Club”, where you will observe the lives of caged monkeys and carefully analyze the information obtained.
F-117A Stealth Fighter (UFO Interactive, Today, $4.99) It’s the F-117A Stealth Fighter. And once you fly it, you’ll see why no other flight simulator compares! Incredible 3D graphics will keep you glued to your screen as you experience the same intense pressures that gripped America’s Gulf War pilots. Penetrate enemy airspace without being seen! Tangle with the enemy in treacherous dogfights! Launch awesome firepower against fierce opponents! Your wait is over. The ultimate weapon has arrived. Now it’s your turn to pilot the real Stealth Fighter!
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted (Steel Wool Games, Thu 21st May, $29.99) Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted is a collection of classic and original mini-games set in the Five Nights universe. Survive terrifying encounters with your favorite killer animatronics in a collection of new and classic FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S experiences. Read our Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted review.
Flux8 (Torchbearer, Fri 29th May, $9.19) Flux8 – the magnetic puzzle platformer. Take control of Newt and Tess, or play split-screen with a friend! Navigate the factory floor attracting and repelling at will to avoid your untimely demise. Test yourself with fiendish puzzles and avoid deadly traps as you head for freedom. Collect loot throughout your escape to customize Newt and Tess with a range of fashionable accessories. Create your own adventures with the in-built level editor.
Fly Punch Boom! (Jollypunch, Today, $14.99) FLY PUNCH BOOM! is everything you’ve seen in your favorite anime fights. Smash your friends so hard whole planets break in half. Ram skyscrapers, whales and asteroids in their face, chase them and unleash over-the-top super moves. It’s all about the joy of punching! Ever got uppercut with such gusto that you got kidnapped by aliens? Wanna digest your enemy, then fart them out so hard everything explodes?
Game Tengoku CruisinMix Special (City Connection, Today, $29.99) This major hit was originally released in the arcades in 1995. This is a new and upgraded game of the 1997 console version of Game Tengoku. The old school Jaleco characters are voiced by an all-star voice over-cast.
Genetic Disaster (Drageus Games, Fri 29th May, $14.99) Play alone or grab some friends. Pick a character and his mutations. Fight your way out of the mad mansion! Each of the 12 levels are procedurally generated for more variety and replay value. Hordes of enemies are waiting for you but keep an eye on your environment, it’s dangerous and will adapt to your progress.
Hill Climbing Mania (11Sheep, Today, $6.00) Drive over hilly tracks, collect stars, coins and pickups to upgrade your cars and get further! Also watch out for various obstacles!
Indiecalypse (JanduSoft, Fri 29th May, $12.99) Three stories, three outcasts, three nerds… and a single destiny: to make the best video game ever. Indiecalypse depicts the crude reality of indie game developers and their struggles to get their shit together when it comes to releasing a video game.
Jigsaw Masterpieces (BottleCube, Thu 21st May, $0.99) Many convenient functions for completing the puzzle, such as the function to separate edge and inner pieces and the autosave function for playing lighthearted at any time. – a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog and an American Shorthair Cat – Saint Isaac’s Cathedral – The Dolomites in Italy Play with the above three different pictures that have three different piece sizes: large, medium, and small.
Journey to the Savage Planet (505 Games, Thu 21st May, $29.99) WELCOME TO THE PIONEER PROGRAM! As the newest recruit of Kindred Aerospace – The 4th best interstellar space exploration company – Your job is to determine if the planet ARY-26 planet is fit for humans. You may be short on equipment and experience, but good luck!
Little Misfortune (Killmonday, Fri 29th May, $19.99) Little Misfortune is an interactive story, focused on exploration and characters, both sweet and dark, where your choices have consequences. Led by her new friend, Mr. Voice, they venture into the woods, where mysteries are unravelled and a little bit of bad luck unfolds.
Many Faces (eastasiasoft, Today, $4.99) Make the Many Face King pay for waking you from your beauty sleep! Many Faces is a multi-directional shooter inspired by arcade classics, combining single-screen action with randomised stages that will constantly keep you on your toes. Customise your character’s weapon and abilities as you go, further guaranteeing that no two runs will ever be the same.
Missile Command: Recharged (Atari, Wed 27th May, $2.99) Missile Command: Recharged is a re-imagining of the beloved classic with fast-paced, arcade action where players must defend their bases by blasting an endless barrage of missiles hailing from the sky. Launch counter-missiles to protect your base and target powerups to gain an edge at critical moments.
Myths of Orion: Light from the North (Ocean Media, Thu 21st May, $9.99) Long time ago, in a Realm of Orion, a powerful, but greedy wizard collected knowledge from all around the world. And thus came to write the three Books: books of Knowledge, Law and Magic. The books gave him ultimate powers. But, he used them not to prosper, but for chaos! One day the mighty enchantress Salina gathered all of her strength and courage and stole the Books from the Wizard.
Resolutiion (Deck 13, Today, $19.99) Resolutiion is a fast-paced action-adventure created by two angry German brothers leading a band of vagrants who loaded it with lovely pixels, dirty jokes, deep ideas and badass emotional tunes for 20 hours of punishing combat, rewarding exploration, and layered storytelling. Will you be the player or will you be played?
SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC (SEGA, Today, $7.99) The retro horizontal shooter returns in SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC for Nintendo Switch! Wield devastating weapons to blast your way through the armada of the evil ORN Empire. Change your ship’s speed to deftly navigate the treacherous terrain of five diverse alien planets on your way to the destroy the menacing ORN Base, all the while fueled by an epic chiptune soundtrack. Read our SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC review.
Synaptic Drive (YUNUO, Today, $29.99) To play online mode, a player’s Nintendo account needs to be linked to the game. Subscription of Nintendo Switch Online is also required to play online mode. Set hundreds of years in the future, diverse fighters from space have assembled on one planet to battle in competitions. Some want to show off their abilities, some live to fight, while others are after prize money.
Turmoil (Playdigious, Today, $14.99) Turmoil offers players a visually charming, tongue-in-cheek take on the simulation genre inspired by the 19th-century oil rush in North America. Get a taste of the rush and rivalry of the time as you earn your way to become a successful oil entrepreneur.
Undead & Beyond (Sat 30th May, $10.99) Undead & Beyond is a game where you reanimate the death and cause chaos! Use the products of your research to create an army of the undead and cause havoc in the complex while you aim to accomplish your objectives to reach the next area. Use a wide range of methods to advance further, from creating undead that will attack the facility staff, to using gadgets or simply using stealth to pass through the guards without being noticed.
WildTrax Racing (Super PowerUp, Fri 29th May, $7.99) In WildTrax Racing you will enjoy the wildest and most spectacular races in natural environments. You will have several game modes such as Arcade and 4-player multiplayer. You will also be able to compare your best times with friends and players around the world on the online ranking chart.
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!