Nintendo Download Update Brings New Games to the eShop
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!
Note: As the data for this Download came before today’s Nintendo Direct, any shadow drops from that presentation aren’t included here and should show up in next week’s update.
Switch eShop – Highlights
Mortal Kombat 1 (WB Games, 19th Sep, $69.99) – Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and fatalities! Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang. Start your fighting journey on Sept. 19. Pre-order Mortal Kombat 1 to get playable character Shang Tsung and Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition for Shang Tsung and access to the game five days early.
Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster (Bandai Namco, 14th Sep, $49.99) – Wings of the Heart take flight once more. A remastered collection of both Baten Kaitos games, originally released on the Nintendo GameCube system, is coming to Nintendo Switch! These emotional journeys feature a distinct card-based RPG system where split-second decisions edge you closer to victory. What revelations will come to light in the skies above and the lands below? Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster soars onto Nintendo Switch today!
Gloomhaven (Twin Sails Interactive, 18th Sep, $39.99) – Lead your mercenaries to riches or doom in this adaptation of the hit board game, featuring turn-based card battles with RPG elements. You’ll explore cursed dungeons with unsavory mercenaries, choose from 17 different characters, and learn more than 1,000 unique abilities. Hone your deck, set up synergies, and face an ever-growing challenge where each choice matters. Gloomhaven launches on Nintendo Switch Sept. 18. Pre-orders for the Mercenaries Edition and Gold Edition are available now in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com.
Switch eShop – New Releases
AK-xolotl (PlayStack, 14th Sep, $18.99) – AK-xolotl is a top-down roguelite featuring the cutest amphibian. You’re an axolotl with an AK (duh!) that goes on a rampage, shooting down their next meal. Hunt, die, regenerate, repeat!
All That Remains: Part 1 (Glitch Games, 11th Sep, $5.99) – Duncan Price is paranoid they used to say. He’s just a local nut they said. They used to say a lot of things about him. Now they don’t say anything. Because they’re dead. Waking up in what appears to be his father’s old bunker, Campbell Price is confused. Last night was pretty crazy, but not THAT crazy. How did he end up here? Hearing a familiar voice over a 2-way radio, your sister says you’ve been put in the bunker for your own safety. Fearing for your sister’s life, who has also been locked up for her protection, you must escape the bunker and find her before it’s too late. Before you’re … all that remains.
Another Crusade (Limited Run Games, 15th Sep, $19.99) – Discover a 3D wooden puppet style world while exploring as a platformer and taking battles in a turn-based combat as an old school RPG where timing and strategy is all! Play as Rai Reysend and his companions through a series of comical events and epic battles to reveal the mystery of the cosmic barriers that were created after a meteor shower. Will you be able to save the land and uncover the truth? -Traditional turn-based combat RPG! -Execute commands with timing to increase your attacks and defenses! -Cast powerful magic attacks and amplify them with fun button sequences! -Run and jump your way through various stages while finding treasures! -Solve puzzles and complete quests! -Meet a wonderful cast of funny characters in comical situations! -Tons of secrets to discover!
Arcade Archives ZING ZING ZIP (HAMSTER, 7th Sep, $7.99) – “ZING ZING ZIP” is a shooter released by ALLUMER in 1992. Operate the 1P aircraft with fast vertical movement speed or the 2P aircraft with fast horizontal movement speed to defeat the evil empire. Aim to clear the screen by making full use of various items and rolling special moves that make you invincible or power up while activated.
Baby Shark: Sing & Swim Party (Outright Games, 15th Sep, $39.99) – Swim across the wide waters with the Shark Family to enjoy the Fin-tastic Festival where you can watch performers sing, dance, and rock! Baby Shark: Sing & Swim Party. Sing and swim to fin-omenal songs from original videos including Baby Shark Dance and more. Journey through iconic ocean locations, like Tropical Bay, Ocean City, and more. Choose from five customizable playable characters! Play your way with either runner or rhythmic modes and get rewarded with tons of musical cards that can be added to your album. Are you ready to journey across the amazing sea? Jaw-some, let’s go!
Big Adventure: Trip To Europe 4 Collector’s Edition (Ocean Media, 7th Sep, $14.99) – You’ll visit the Greek islands Tinos and Mykonos, bathe in Calidario terme Etrusche, see the Chapiteau circus in Malaga, and walk on the Embankment in Cannes. You’ll enjoy visiting several national parks, go around Budapest, experience the European music culture, have a look in the luxurious casino in Monaco, visit interesting museums, ancient castles, and much more. This hidden objects game is full of new and popular touristic places. Use your skills and knowledge to play mini-games and find all the hidden objects.
Bright Side: Riddles and Puzzles (QubicGames, 15th Sep, $7.99) – Who is lying? Who will survive? Which way is safe? Watch unusual stories and solve tricky riddles with your friends or solo. Boost your creative thinking skills and make your free time more interesting. Choose video, listen to the story, analyze information, pay attention to details and make quick decisions because you don’t have much time to answer. Compete against your family or friends, score as many points as possible, and become the riddle master!
Candlebook Island (mazette!, 8th Sep, $5.99) – Welcome to Candlebook Island! You play Fiona, the new monster veterinarian that just landed. Make friends with your coworkers, discover their lives and history. Treat sick monsters, and research mysterious illnesses you’re not sure how to cure at the library. Most of all – take care of yourself and Fiona. Keep her well-rested, not overworked, and happy, and the game rewards you. All together with perfectly cozy music to match the mood. Fiona’s job isn’t easy! There are over thirteen unique monsters to care for with tons of various silly illnesses to treat, like Sloopy Poops and Graveyard Itch. You’ll need to stay on good terms with Fiona’s coworkers! They can always help when you get in a pickle. The island is pretty big, and it’s easy to get lost. Check your map often until you get your bearings The monsters move around at night, so you have to search them out each day. Make sure you unwind and relax in the evening with your coworkers. You worked hard, you deserve it!
Champion of Fighters (Gametry, 8th Sep, $2.99) – Champion of Fighters is a thrilling retro-style arcade fighting game that combines the nostalgia of classic gaming with modern excitement. Choose from a variety of mighty characters, each with unique moves, and fight with various opponents. With its pixelated charm and dynamic action, Champion of Fighters is the ultimate homage to arcade classics, revitalizing the genre for both newcomers and nostalgic gamers alike.
City of Beats (Freedom Games, 14th Sep, $19.99) – Embark on endless expeditions across procedurally generated maps. No two playthroughs are the same, meaning different enemies, encounters, and upgrades each and every time. Experiment with different builds during each run. What will the beat bring tonight? Damage modifiers? Shield boosts? Quirky mutators that can completely alter the flow of combat? Only the music knows! Make an orchestra of funky friends. Rogue repair-bots down on their luck! Surprisingly honest merchants! Shady robotic bonesaws looking to take some of your juice in exchange for illicit upgrades! The beat brings together all walks of synthetic life.
Cube Merge 2048 (Halva Studio, 7th Sep, $2.99) – Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of a mystical magical forest, where the power of merging and strategy collide in the ultimate puzzle adventure. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of cubes, strategy, and enchantment as you play Cube Merge 2048.
Dynablaster (BBG Entertainment, 14th Sep, $19.99) – Having been a blockbuster, DYNABLASTER® is a game for the strategic thinker whose smart tactics will instill fear in his competitors – playing online or local against others or against the computer. In this captivating action game, destroy your enemies with cleverly placed bombs. Playing in groups of up to 4 players total, he who survives longest wins! You always have to be on your toes and be extremely swift. But being fast is not enough.
Elasto Mania Trilogy Pack (Infinite Zone, 10th Sep, $21.99) – All your favorite ELMA titles in one iconic collection including Elasto Mania, Elasto Mania II, and Action SuperCross. Whether you are a long-time fan of this cult classic indie motorbike universe or meeting our enduro simulator series for the first time, the Elasto Mania Trilogy Pack is a great deal and an epic experience in one neat bundle. Action SuperCross – Where it all began Action SuperCross is the direct predecessor of Elasto Mania, the grandfather of all physics-based motorbike simulators. This experimental piece of gaming history is not only a fascinating backstory to a number of famous franchises, but it also massively feels like time travel at your fingertips. The challenge is not in speed, but in beating actual world records. Do you have what it takes? Elasto Mania Remastered – The original cult classic 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of our beloved indie motorbike simulation game, a colorful 2D racing experience and a true blast from the past.
Enraged Red Ogre (Akaoni Studio, 14th Sep, $16.99) – In a faraway land, the yokai are suddenly rising and running out of control. A small human village is in danger, but Akaoni, a short-tempered red ogre that lives in it, is going on a rampage to defeat the yokai! Akaoni will run, jump, and bash with his trusty kanabō on a journey to stop the yokai menace, hoping to also find a missing old friend. Along the way, he will meet Blu, a small onibi that will help him in his adventure for selfish reasons, allowing Akaoni to use the elemental powers of his enemies!
Finger Football: Goal in One + Two (Bearded Ants, 7th Sep, $3.29) – Finger Football: Goal In One is a minimalist finger