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
KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series (Bandai Namco, 8th Jul, $39.99) – Set in a unique universe populated by a range of original characters, KLONOA is a 3D side-scrolling action game series first released by Namco in 1997. The game follows the hero, Klonoa, as he sets off on a journey to save the world. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the first title in the series, KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series features remastered titles of both KLONOA: Door to Phantomile and KLONOA 2: Lunatea’s Veil! Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane with KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Series, available on July 8.
Time on Frog Island (Merge Games, 12th Jul, $19.99) – A terrible storm ravages the seas around you, casting your mighty vessel into the perilous rocks of a nearby island. You awake to find your ship in pieces, shipwrecked on a strange island filled with … frogs? A spaghetti network of trades will take you all over this strange island as you seek out materials to fix your boat. You’ll get to meet a cast of friendly characters, solve head-scratching puzzles and find hidden treasures. Get ready to explore the world of Time on Frog Island on July 12.
Switch eShop – New Releases
Accident (Duality, 28th Jun, $14.99) – The course of each accident consists of several stages and possibilities: Providing assistance to accident victims. It is necessary to check the condition of accident victims and help those who need it most. Every accident is different so it is necessary to assess the situation quickly. This can include stopping the bleeding, performing CPR, and putting the victims in a safe position. After the rescue operation and secure accident area, discover the reasons of the tragedy.
Airborne Motocross (KAMGAM, 23rd Jun, $9.99) – Once you’ve got the hang glider mounted on your dirt bike, you’ll spend a lot of time in the air. Especially if you combine it with a nitro booster. Woohoo! Survive the offroad trials and join this fun race adventure!
Alien Engine (RandomSpin Games, 30th Jun, $0.99) – Earn your first money by pressing a “Y” button. Increase your income by buying new elements of Alien Engine like tentacles, plasma balls, light spheres. Use an Exposure to upgrade all your engine parts. Photon speed decreases your engine phase and your engine will earn more money every second. Learn new technologies to open Сryochamber, Superluminal Engine and Wormhole. Beware of breakdowns! Breakdowns will decrease your income money every second. Build a full Alien Engine and earn a billion dollars!
amazin’ Lumo (SPACEFARER GAMES Games, 30th Jun, $3.99) – Save the world from the darkness in this cute platformer. Meet lumo, a firefly that has lost his light. Help him catch the lumos and restore his powers to reach new heights, new areas, defeat foes, bosses and survive the darkened depths of the rift!
Arcade Archives Soldier Girl Amazon (HAMSTER, 23rd Jun, $7.99) – “Soldier Girl Amazon” is a shooting game released by Nichibutsu in 1986. The soldier girl Amazon fights on the completely changed Earth which has been dominated by strange beasts and crazy cyborgs on the stage. Take air Mobils from enemies, and chase prisoners who escaped from the star in the universe.
Arcade Archives THUNDER CEPTOR (HAMSTER, 30th Jun, $7.99) – “THUNDER CEPTOR” is a shooter released by NAMCO (Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.) in 1986. Your mission is to safely return to the Federation Base through the energy corridors that connect star systems. This title also features a new score by the original title’s composer, Norio Nakagata.
Automaton Lung (Luke Vincent, 23rd Jun, $7.99) – Make use of your special abilities to skate, shoot, and fly through over 40 unique locations, all rendered in beautiful stereoscopic 3D. In a strange land with almost no information you must be resourceful and clever. Question everything you see and trust nothing you hear. Each footstep taken, every mile flown, and all doorways entered reveal more to discover in Automaton Lung.
Bassmaster Fishing 2023: Super Deluxe Edition (Dovetail Games, 23rd Jun, $44.99) – BASSMASTER® FISHING 2023 THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME Bassmaster Fishing 2023 Super Deluxe Edition, the official video game is OUT NOW! Experience the thrill of competitive big bass fishing and climb the ranks to become the Bassmaster Classic champion. Dive into the fully licensed content from the Bassmaster series from amateur to elite events. Manage your sponsors, equip your dream setup, and customise the look of your angler to tackle the Bassmaster series.
Best of Merge vol#2 (Merge Games, 30th Jun, $44.99) – An Interactive Graphic Novel and Immersive Narrative FORECLOSED combines the playability of video games with the sleek visual aesthetic of comic books. Everything from game-play to cinematics are experienced within the stylistic framework of a graphic novel. Full screen and comic panel perspectives are seamlessly blended as you move throughout FORECLOSED’s Cyberpunk city, uncovering a gripping conspiracy story. Cutscenes are also interactive and transition smoothly between alternative game-play styles.
Box to the Box (Derin, 30th Jun, $2.99) – The box is running. The box follows after the box. The box follows after the box after the box. The box follows after the box after the box after the box. The box follows after the box after the box after the box after the box. After the box after the box Ahh. . . Uhm. . . Anyway, the box follows after the box. The reason why the box runs are to escape. (That’s what they say) The boxes are going down. Only one box will reach the end. But it is known that there is nothing at the end.
Capcom Fighting Bundle (Capcom, 24th Jun, $59.99) – This pack includes two games: Capcom Fighting Collection, which features 10 titles from series such as Street Fighter and Darkstalkers, Cyberbots, and the first home console port of Red Earth; and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, originally released in 2018. This double-trouble bundle is packed with powerful fighting action for you to enjoy!
Color Breakers (deleon, 7th Jul, $11.99) – Co-op Experience! Every level is full of chaos and mystery, so completing those paintings will be harder than it sounds. Players need to coordinate and collaborate to make sure the paintings are completed before the timer runs out. Will you work together to complete your masterpiece? Or will you get in each other’s way and ruin what you’ve been working so hard to achieve? Versus Mode! Compete against your friends in versus mode both locally and online to prove once and for all who is the best painter of all time.
Coloring Book: Bundle For Kids – 140 drawings (naptime.games, 1st Jul, $3.49) – This Bundle is a “Coloring Book” version with DLC.
Cursed Island (ChiliDog Interactive, 6th Jul, $4.99) – Cursed Island is a story of a single person trying to leave the island full of mysterious horrors and unimaginable monsters. To achieve this task he has to smash his way through the island with his trusty pickaxe. Cursed Island blends the elements of some popular titles with nostalgic pixel-art graphics. We dare to say that this game is a unique gaming experience that will help you to enjoy slow-paced gameplay with emphasis on exploration, mining and fighting mythical beasts.
Cyber Engine (RandomSpin Games, 23rd Jun, $0.99) – Earn your first money by pressing a “Y” button. Increase your income by buying new elements of Cyber Engine like coolers, CPUs, transistors. Use a Thermal Paste to upgrade all your engine parts. Overclocking decreases your engine phase and your supercomputer will earn more money every second. Learn new technologies to open Database, Computer Games and Internet. Beware of breakdowns! Breakdowns will decrease your income money every second. Build a full Cyber Engine and earn a billion dollars!
Escape Game – FORT BOYARD 2023 (Microids, 23rd Jun, $29.99) – Earn your first money by pressing a “Y” button. Increase your income by buying new elements of Cyber Engine like coolers, CPUs, transistors. Use a Thermal Paste to upgrade all your engine parts. Overclocking decreases your engine phase and your supercomputer will earn more money every second. Learn new technologies to open Database, Computer Games and Internet. Beware of breakdowns! Breakdowns will decrease your income money every second. Build a full Cyber Engine and earn a billion dollars!
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (Astrolabe Games, 12th Jul, $26.99) – After the animals of Torch City were defeated by the invading Robotic Legion in the Resistance War six years ago, former Resistance fighter Rayton the rabbit has kept a low profile. The arrest of a friend meant he had no choice but to put on his giant metal fist and fight against those oppressing him. Little did he know that he would soon be caught up in a maelstrom of conspiracies involving the Legion, the Resistance, and the Rat Gang.
Formula Bit Racing DX (2Awesome Studio, 8th Jul, $3.99) – Formula Bit Racing DX is a fun arcade racing game that’s influenced by the classic arcade racing games of the early 90’s. Each curve and each lap in Formula Bit Racing DX recreates classic arcade gameplay and offers you unbound speed limits of fun. Full throttle and enjoy! Featuring the fast and exciting gameplay that the genre is known for, Formula Bit Racing DX captures the essence of the old-school racing games with crisp low poly visuals, retro soundtrack and high-speed action. Start your engines and prepare for the craziest and most addictive racing game ever. Fast-paced racing game with a fresh interpretation of the old-school racing games.
Galactic Pioneer (Pixel Bamboo Software, 11th Jul, $4.49) – Based on the classic Lander games that were made popular during the 1980’s, in Galactic Pioneer you must navigate an exploration module across ten varied and increasingly difficult planets with limited fuel and even more limited lives, with the goal being to make a great landing, get the highest score possible and place on the leader board. You will have to contend with various obstacles, such as cannon fire from hostile aliens, falling fiery debris from an active volcano and a lightning storm as you make your way toward the landing pad of your choice, many of which being placed deep underground accessible only by traversing through tight corridors and passageways, you must do this all while battling the gravitational pull that increases with each planet you visit.
Gangsta Magic (Nerd Games, 9th Jul, $8.99) – The player is a talented gangsta magician. He has several abilities like flying, dashing, super jump; and also several magic attacks like fireball, freezing, electric shock. In addition to that, the player can use the power of his mind to move some objects. This is a puzzle-adventure game where the gangsta magician’s mission is to find the USA themed cone. Once it is found, the player gets an achievement and the level ends. There are several objects during these missions. In this world there are monster-like enemies who can breathe fire and flying turrets equipped with weapons. In addition to that several deadly traps like lava, moving ball killers and death zones that kill the player immediately.
Ghostrunner: Complete Edition (505 Games, 29th Jun, $39.99) – The player is a talented gangsta magician. He has several abilities like flying, dashing, super jump; and also several magic attacks like fireball, freezing, electric shock. In addition to that, the player can use the power of his mind to move some objects. This is a puzzle-adventure game where the gangsta magician’s mission is to find the USA themed cone. Once it is found, the player gets an achievement and the level ends. There are several objects during these missions. In this world there are monster-like enemies who can breathe fire and flying turrets equipped with weapons. In addition to that several deadly traps like lava, moving ball killers and death zones that kill the player immediately.
Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape The Local Train (Regista, 7th Jul, $4.99) – The Third Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape series! ! Game system This game is an escape-the-room game(mystery-adventure game). *Point the screen with a cursor to solve riddles, and this game goes on. Story During a local train trip that my friends insisted that a cat lover should experience it at least once, I had a little sleep. I felt noisy around and that woke me up. The train was stopped, but it had not reached the station yet.
Krut: The Mythic Wings (Blowfish Studios, 12th Jul, $9.99) – Krut: The Mythic Wings is a fast-paced hack and slash, side-scrolling platformer based on a 2018 Thai CG animated feature-length film “Krut: The Himmaphan Warriors”, Southeast Asian mythology about the adventure of a Garuda warrior on the enchanted Island, Himmaphan.
Little Nightmares I & II Bundle (Bandai Namco, 30th Jun, $49.99) – This collection of 2 Little Nightmares games will introduce you to a lovely, frightening, and iconic puzzle-platformer series, starting with the original. Multiple awards and praise from critics have proved that Little Nightmares is definitely a must-play title.
Moonrise Fall (CheckMate Publishing, 8th Jul, $9.99) – Moonrise Fall is an atmospheric exploration puzzle game about a boy who finds himself lost in a supernatural forest after losing both parents in a car crash. Put your detective skills to the test. Armed with a clue-filled journal, a camera, and a lantern he must unravel the mysteries of the forest and photograph the strange creatures that reside there. Moonrise Fall is a brain teaser-filled world mixed with classic adventuring, exploration, and collecting. A surreal understated experience about loss and finding new life inspired by real-life experiences. Uncover locations like caves, mines, a lumber mill, as well as otherworldly locales at your own pace. Discover why the boy has been trapped in this strange place and by whom.
MYSPERYENCE Story 1: The Curious Case of the Headless Magnate (CharacterBank, 23rd Jun, $14.99) – MYSPERYENCE is a portmanteau that combines the words MYSTERY and EXPERIENCE. Find the murderer by reliving the crime scene! Players dive into the crime scene to “relive” one of the five suspects and gather crucial information, like what the suspects were doing at the crime scene and what conversations they were having. If the players can uncover the murderer by working together, they will solve the case. Conversely, the player who takes the role of the murderer can win if they can evade justice….
Overrogue (KEMCO, 7th Jul, $13.49) – In the underworld, where creatures of all shapes and sizes live, a Selection Battle is announced to decide the next Overlord. Complete labyrinths and collect crystals to achieve the title of Overlord! Proceed through dungeon-like labyrinths building up your card deck in a roguelite style! There are up to 5 different labyrinth themes based on card genres like poison or graveyards. Enjoy a different deck experience each time you visit the labyrinth as the number of cards increases. Over 300 types of cards and 150 types of treasure await you, so combos and combinations are up to you.
Puzzle Cube: Magic Urbik Game (Cooking & Publishing, 23rd Jun, $2.99) – The classic cube redesigned for an exciting gaming experience for all levels of players, all ages and all abilities. Puzzle Cube: Magic Urbik Game is a mechanical game that is known all over the world (3×3 in colors). This game comes with a simple shape and appearance, but requires good logic and patience to play it. Discover the solution to the mystery that exists in this cube through systematic formulas and easy rules. Puzzle Cube: Magic Urbik Game is very useful for developing mental intelligence and emotional intelligence because it requires logic and patience. Face the challenges.
Zero Tolerance Collection (QUByte Interactive, 7th Jul, $9.99) – The classic cube redesigned for an exciting gaming experience for all levels of players, all ages and all abilities. Puzzle Cube: Magic Urbik Game is a mechanical game that is known all over the world (3×3 in colors). This game comes with a simple shape and appearance, but requires good logic and patience to play it. Discover the solution to the mystery that exists in this cube through systematic formulas and easy rules. Puzzle Cube: Magic Urbik Game is very useful for developing mental intelligence and emotional intelligence because it requires logic and patience. Face the challenges. – Read our Zero Tolerance Collection here.
Railways (Nerd Monkeys, 7th Jul, $3.99) – Railways features minimalist and artistic elements merged in an immersive experience where the perks of a train trip are emphasized: astonishing landscapes observed at slow pace. Each level will bring a new challenge to the track, more chaos and of course clever moves from your side. All aboard! This train is ready to depart!
Real Car Driving Simulator & Parking 2023 Games (INSTAMARKETINGANDGAME, 23rd Jun, $14.99) – Railways features minimalist and artistic elements merged in an immersive experience where the perks of a train trip are emphasized: astonishing landscapes observed at slow pace. Each level will bring a new challenge to the track, more chaos and of course clever moves from your side. All aboard! This train is ready to depart!
Road of Death (Ratalaika Games, 8th Jul, $4.99) – Road of Death is a 2D shooter with elements of survival and rogue-like. After a terrible accident at the local nuclear power plant, huge areas of land were contaminated with radiation. Under its influence, many living organisms were mutated and became very aggressive. Now the whole world is in mortal danger. We’ve selected the best personnel to handle the situation, and you are one of them. Your task is to get through the entire zone, perform various tasks and prevent a new impending disaster. Turn on your flashlight, pitch a tent, light a fire, and do whatever it takes to stay alive.
Secrets of Magic 4: Potion Master (Green Sauce Games, 7th Jul, $11.99) – Victoria is back and she’s not alone. Her brightest student, Beatrix, wants to become a Potion Master. You are called upon to help them out. Embark on this magic quest through the Forbidden Forest, where Victoria and Beatrix can find the most extraordinary ingredients for their potions. But be warned, you will encounter haunting creatures in this magnificent forest. Immerse yourself in the mysterious world of witchcraft with Secrets of Magic 4: Potion Master.
Sixty Words by POWGI (Lightwood Games, 30th Jun, $7.99) – POWGI’s unique word search puzzle returns – and now it’s even bigger! There’s no grid, no word list and no wrong letters – just 60 intertwined words for you to paint while you create blended colour art.
Sticks Collection (Silesia Games, 7th Jul, $2.99) – Get the classic “Matchsticks – Coffee Break Club” and challenge your mind by moving, adding, and removing matchsticks until you find the correct solution. Improve your memory, logical, and spatial thinking on your own time. How many tries do you need to solve each level? Also included is “Math+Sticks – Coffee Break Club”, a puzzle for math lovers where your mind will be constantly challenged at every level. Math puzzles include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, and much more. We’ve been taught not to play with fire, but this game’s matches won’t burn you!
Supaplex SQUARES (Danila Gorozhanin, 1st Jul, $9.99) – One of the most unusual Supaplex of all! Its levels are in the shape of small squares on the game board. The whole square is entirely visible and the level does not imply long passing. However, each of them will require quick thinking and fast reactions! On the whole, this game doesn’t contain very large and complex elements and can be used by beginners of the SUPAPLEX world. But at the same time we think it may be of interest to professionals! In total we can say – it’s a game of UNUSUAL SQUARE LEVELS!
Super Hero Flying School (BoomHits, 23rd Jun, $9.99) – Is it a bird? Or is it a plane? Or maybe… A brick falling straight down? Actually it’s up to you my friend! Super heroes usually fly right? But at some point they need to learn how to do it. And your goal is to teach them how, in the Super Hero Flying School. So jump right in, upgrade your abilities and fly as far as you can! And remember: With great power comes better results!
Super Rebellion (Cube, 8th Jul, $4.90) – Humanity succumbed to the power of an intergalactic alien empire, but managed to organize itself and establish a resistance army. Join the peace-seeking rebels and help them defeat the evil that haunts the Earth.
SuperDuck! (House of Pandas, 7th Jul, $3.99) – SuperDuck! takes you on a brainy adventure to bring the ducklings back home. Explore the levels, find a way out and guide the ducks to the exit using the objects at your disposal. Ducks. 56 unique levels 3 different environments. Tricky puzzles combined with platforming action. Fast forward. More ducks.
The Jackbox Party Starter (Jackbox Games, 30th Jun, $19.99) – Your next game night is all planned out with The Jackbox Party Starter! Featuring new updates to Quiplash 3, Trivia Murder Party 2 and Tee K. O. ! Leave the life of the party to us at your next event with The Jackbox Party Starter!
The Legacy: Forgotten Gates (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 23rd Jun, $6.99) – A journey to a mysterious ancient civilization. A museum exhibit unexpectedly sends a young woman to a parallel world. Now she needs to find a way back home – and also save her planet. It was late evening and the museum was almost empty. At the Maya artifact exhibition, one of the exhibits suddenly started to move. The sound drew the attention of a young woman named Diana, a museum employee and an expert in Mayan culture. When she came closer to the artifact she realized it looked like a portal… and suddenly some unknown power lifted her up and teleported her to an ancient temple! Now Diana has to figure out where she is, how she got there and how she’s going to return home.
The Legacy: Prisoner (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 30th Jun, $6.99) – The search for a lost artifact takes you to another world! Take an exciting journey in the realm of an ancient civilization. “Legacy: Prisoner” is a HO adventure game, with a huge number of exciting mini-games and puzzles, which will take you right into a maelstrom of fantastic events in a distant world! When Diana, a young employee at the Museum of Natural History, notices a guard carrying away a rare Mayan bust, she rushes after him without thinking twice. But the pursuit takes an unexpected turn. Diana finds herself in another world, and not for the first time… And the way back is closed to her!
The Maze Game: Runner and Escapist (Cooking & Publishing, 30th Jun, $4.99) – The Maze Game: Runner and Escapist is an addictive game that updates a classic formula for players of this era. Slide and guide the dot through the maze but, beware! Time is running fast. You will have to be agile in solving the mazes, if you run out of time you won’t make it to the last level. Get ready for hours of endless fun as you play this addictive game.
The Quest for Excalibur – Puy du Fou (Microids, 12th Jul, $29.99) – Everyone is familiar with legendary King Arthur and his bitter rival Lancelot. Consumed with envy, the latter challenges the king to a duel. Arthur’s faithful sword Excalibur splinters and breaks until only the cross-guard and handle remain. Arthur enters into a pact with Morgan the Fairy and throws what’s left of his sword in troubled waters. He is then betrayed and ends up a prisoner in the afterlife Kingdom of Avalon. By order of his beloved king, the wizard Merlin sets out on a quest to find Arthur’s heir, gather Excalibur’s 15 fragments and bring Arthur back from the dead.
UFS League (KrzysztofPodsada, 30th Jun, $2.99) – Man vs Robots in the $1 000 000 fight of the evening. Smash hundreds of robots in 12 rounds. Collect bonuses and destroy with the power of god’s finger. Not enough? Activate thunder and feel the power of destruction. Rent weapons and eliminate enemies. Have no mercy on the bosses. The goal is right. The show must go on. Are you ready? UFS League is a night full of excitement!
Understand (mazette!, 7th Jul, $9.99) – Understand is an experimental puzzle game in which every level has a different ruleset. Each dot below the screen represents a rule. You have to figure out their meaning through trial and error, then draw a line satisfying all rules.
Viki Spotter: Around The World (Ultimate Games, 29th Jun, $4.99) – This puzzle game will make you sweat! After all, you have to be very careful to not miss any differences that have the pictures in front of you. You can get acquainted with a lot of the world’s landmarks and a fascinating journey along with the curious girl Viki Spotter, who decided to explore them.
Viki Spotter: Shopping (Ultimate Games, 22nd Jun, $4.99) – Treat yourself and your loved ones a wonderful game about a little girl Viki Spotter, who is trying to find inconsistencies in the world around her. Sometimes it’s not easy, but it’s interesting – you need to help her. Be very careful and do not miss a single one. And if it seems too difficult, you can always use the hint.
ZIC: Zombies in City (Megame, 30th Jun, $4.99) – ZIC: Zombies in City is a cooperative first-person shooter in which you have to join forces with other survivors and try to save this world at any cost. Chaos reigned in the night city — hundreds of city residents in an instant turned into bloodthirsty and eternally hungry zombies. But you are lucky — for some reason you have escaped the fate of turning into a zombie and now you have to find other survivors. Break through the crowds of the dead, unravel the real causes of the coming apocalypse and find a way to save the world! Join forces with other survivors, because you are the only hope for saving this world!
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!