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
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Sink your claws into two action-packed Mario adventures! In the Super Mario 3D World part of the game, adventure through a whirlwind of colorful courses with friends, with online and local co-op multiplayer for up to four players. In Bowser’s Fury, you’ll freely frolic through Lake Lapcat, an explorable world with a variety of islands. This time Bowser’s bigger, badder and madder than ever before. Grab a buddy to play as Bowser Jr., who can fly around fighting enemies and discovering secrets in local multiplayer mode. Plus, Bowser will have to contend with the debut of Giga Cat Mario, Mario’s fur-midable new form! Read our review.
Little Nightmares II (Bandai Namco, 11th Feb, $29.99) – Return to a world of charming horror in Little Nightmares II, a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by the humming transmission of a distant tower. With Six, the girlin the yellow raincoat, as his guide, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of the Signal Tower. Their journey won’t be easy; Mono and Six will face a host of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare to face this collection of new, little nightmares? – Read our Little Nightmares II review
UnderMine (Thorium Entertainment, 11th Feb, $19.99) – Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and dungeon crawling with RPG-like progression. Mine gold, die, upgrade yourself and try again! Discover hundreds of items, including relics, potions, blessings and curses that all combo and stack for a new experience every run.
Switch eShop – New Releases
#1 Crosswords (Eclipse Games, 12th Feb, $3.99) – Are you a fan of crosswords? Do you enjoy spending time solving challenging word puzzles? #1 Crosswords is the game for you! In #1 Crosswords you’ll find a story mode with 100 crossword puzzles to solve for all difficulty levels. On top of that you can always play the daily crossword, which is the same for everyone in the world, and as many random crosswords as you want. A game made from crossword fans for crossword fans!
#DRIVE (PM Studios, 16th Feb, $12.99) – #DRIVE is an endless driving videogame inspired by road and action movies from 1970s. As simple as possible, allowing the player to pick a car, pick the place and just hit the road. Just be aware not to hit anything else. No matter where we drive, no matter what we drive or how fast we drive. We simply chose to drive. And you?
Aground (Whitethorn Digital, 11th Feb, $14.99) – As one of the last human survivors, you find yourself stranded on an uninhabited island. With a few other victims of the crash, can you craft, mine, and build your way to survival? Aground is a Mining/Crafting RPG, where there is an overarching goal, story and reason to craft and build. As you progress, you will meet new NPCs, unlock new technology, and maybe magic too.
Arcade Archives Ninja Kazan (HAMSTER, 4th Feb, $7.99) – “Ninja Kazan ” is an action game released by JALECO in 1988. Take control of Ninja Kazan, and set out on a journey across the world, reclaiming 5 lost secrets to recover the Scroll of the Five. Become a master of the ninja arts and take on enemy after enemy!
Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 – The Crystal Menhir (4th Feb, $29.99) – The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely… One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium.
Azur Lane: Crosswave (Idea Factory, 16th Feb, $49.99) – In this high-octane 3D Action Shooter, historical battle ships come to 3D life with the help of the Unreal Engine! Control a fleet of cute, but devastating characters and bring any enemy to their knees! Newcomers and returning fans of Azur Lane can play in 4 game modes, including the 100+ battles of Extreme Battle Mode! Will you be able to sail your fleet to victory, or will you sink into the ocean?
Binarystar Infinity (Forever Entertainment, 4th Feb, $4.99) – Binarystar Infinity is a 1-Bit Shoot ‘Em Up with a challenging experience reminding of the traditional Arcade Shmup classics, that can be experienced alone or with a friend, and with the particularity of being playable in vertical or horizontal scrolling mode.
BRUTAL RAGE (2BAD GAMES, 16th Feb, $6.99) – BRUTAL RAGE is a scrolling beat’em up. Cross the city and beat all enemies on your way. Use your skills and weapons to realize epic combo ! When you’re ready use your rage to crush your enemies. Discover the story of cops wrongly accused for a crime they didn’t commit ! Embark on a brutal path of blood for retribution.
Escape First 2 (OnSkull Development, 11th Feb, $4.99) – The Rooms Psycho Circus Cont. You managed to escape the clown’s quarters, but you are not free yet. Did you think it would be this easy to escape? The show must go on and you are the exhibit! Think and act fast in order to escape the circus, we all know that clowns don’t like other people touching their stuff! The Torture Chamber A medieval dungeon, filled with torture devices, prison cages and not many prisoners left.
Fallen Legion Revenants (NIS America, 16th Feb, $39.99) – The world is covered in miasma, and the remnants of mankind have taken refuge in a floating castle ruled by a madman. Swap between the charismatic politician Lucien and the vengeful ghost Rowena, and make political maneuverings in the castle above as you fight off monsters in the wasteland below.
FINALSWORD DefinitiveEdition (HUP Games, 4th Feb, $16.99) – The source of evil, it has brought numerous monster corps. Defeat the source of evil by acquiring various skills and magics through the adventure. You will experience breathtaking battles with real fantasy monsters.
Gal*Gun Returns (PQube, 12th Feb, $49.99) – Add the main heroines, angels, and all the students/faculty at the academy together, and you get a huge cast of over 70 characters! In addition to the students and faculty, you may even cross paths with some ladies who are pretty rare sightings! Let those Pheromone Shots fly to stop the hoards of girls trying to confess their love to you, and you just might be in for a happy ending with your one true love!
Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing (Way Down Deep, 14th Feb, $5.99) – When a pandemic puts the lockdown on a blooming relationship, will the new couple keep the romance alive, or will distance pull them apart? Cozy up with their quarantine story and see if they’ll find a way to stay connected in the weirdest of times in this new episode of the Half Past Fate story.
Halloween Forever (Vitei Backroom, 12th Feb, $9.99) – When an evil sorcerer plunges the world into a never ending Halloween, you must embark on an adventure to discover your destiny and answer the ultimate question; Why is everything so creepy? Help Pumpkin Man and friends fight their way through haunted graveyards, spooky mansions, and so much more across five bonkers worlds!
Healer’s Quest (11th Feb, $14.99) – When evil forces awaken in the darkness, the world needs a team of heroes… But when these heroes are a ragtag bunch of unskilled jerks, only the healer can save the day.
Joker Poker – Video Poker (eSolutions Nordic, 5th Feb, $7.49) – Play “Joker Poker” and test your skills on your favorite Video Poker game. It’s like having a small slice of Las Vegas on your console.
Negative: The Way of Shinobi (Art Games Studio, 11th Feb, $4.99) – Become a ninja prodigy, whose clan village was attacked by a mysterious sorcerer alongside the samurai army. Uncover ninja skills, use stealth or head-on approach. Reveal your father’s secret intentions and stop the invasion.
ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle (KOEI TECMO AMERICA, 11th Feb, $69.99) – The Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack for the series’ latest title “ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV” is available at last! An all new world of strategy awaits you. Make a display of your strategies on an increasingly worldly stage!
Speedway Bundle Stock & Truck (12th Feb, $19.99) – In Speedway Racing, you will enjoy the fastest, most spectacular races at over 240 Mp/h, avoiding multiple collisions against 12 rivals. There are several modes available, including Championship, Arcade and 4-player multiplayer.
Steamroll (Catness Game, 12th Feb, $9.99) – Steamroll is an adventure and puzzle game with a touch of minigolf. It creates a steampunk atmosphere where you will have to solve puzzles by designing and shooting steamballs from your vehicle to create ramps, walls, activate triggers, blow things away, and more.
Summer Catchers (Noodlecake, 11th Feb, $11.99) – Embark on an epic road trip adventure of a lifetime in Summer Catchers. With your trusty wooden car you must travel to distant lands full of mystery, strange creatures and exciting races in your quest to finally experience summer. However the journey won’t be easy. Driving through shadowy forests, dark swamps, vast valleys and underground cities you will encounter obstacles and larger than life situations.
The Flower Collectors (11th Feb, $19.99) – Barcelona, 1977. An ex-cop in a wheelchair witnesses a murder, and teams up with a young ambitious journalist to bring the truth to light. With camera, binoculars and transmitter in hand, uncover the town’s secrets from your balcony in this soul-searching detective mystery.
Tri6: Infinite (Clockwork Origins, 11th Feb, $7.99) – Dive into the Tri6 cyberspace, avoid procedurally distributed obstacles and beat the evil Virus enemies as long as possible to reach the top of the global leaderboards! Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer and make life difficult for your friends using different powerups from missiles and mines to boosts and jumps.
UltraGoodness 2 (Ratalaika Games, 12th Feb, $4.99) – UltraGoodness 2 is a bloody mess of dynamic and fun action, about the struggle between Good and Evil in the world. Dark Forces are ready to be torn to pieces in this bloody action game, but now it’s blended with the time manipulation, and availability of permanent companion cat. Kill enemies and maneuver through a hurricane of fireballs! Can you take on gruesome enemy hordes, deadly traps and challenging bosses?
- Pounce on This Kittenish Keepsake – A new My Nintendo reward is coming! Cat lovers and Mario fans alike will want to get their paws on the adorable Cat Mario keychain, which also features Cat Peach, Cat Toad and Cat Luigi on the strap. Redeem your My Nintendo Platinum points and meow your friends with this cat-tastic My Nintendo reward!
- Brave Adventurers Discover Demo Points – Explore a new world as you fight for survival with your customized team of heroes in the BRAVELY DEFAULT II game, a strikingly beautiful RPG adventure. Adventurers who download the latest BRAVELY DEFAULT II game demo in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch by Feb. 26 will now earn 100 My Nintendo Platinum Points… by default!
- A Golden Opportunity – For a limited time, you can earn up to 600 My Nintendo Gold Points – twice the normal amount – when you purchase select digital games through Nintendo eShop, Nintendo.com (where available) or participating retailers. Eligible games include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, among others!
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!