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 – Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
Pokémon Snap – Travel to Pokémon Island and take the best possible photos of over 60 different Pokémon when the classic Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap zooms in on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library. On your Pokémon safari you’ll visit many types of climates and environments across the island, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Professor Oak will judge your pictures based on size, pose, technique and number of Pokémon captured – so start practicing if you want to snap the perfect shot! Pokémon Snap will be available starting June 24 for players with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.
Switch eShop – Highlights
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Nintendo, 24th Jun, $59.99) – Take on the role of a mercenary on a quest for answers, and join Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude and other Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters in real-time battles that blend the strategy of the Fire Emblem series with action-packed Warriors-style gameplay. Align with one of the three leaders, build an army, forge relationships between characters and experience epic combat as you fight to shape Fódlan’s destiny. The house you choose will bring you through one of three dramatic stories, each with a different outcome – so choose wisely! The Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Houses game will be available on June 24, and a free demo is available right now in Nintendo eShop. – Read our Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes review
Sonic Origins (SEGA, 23rd Jun, $39.99) – Relive the classic collected adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD in the newly remastered Sonic Origins and Sonic Origins Digital Deluxe Edition! From the iconic Green Hill Zone to the treacherous Death Egg Robot, you’ll speed down memory lane to thwart the sinister plans of Doctor Robotnik in polished high definition. This latest version includes new areas to explore, exclusive animations and a new Anniversary mode!
Capcom Fighting Collection (Capcom, 24th Jun, $39.99) – Get ready to experience 10 of Capcom’s most popular arcade games in one epic collection! Capcom Fighting Collection includes a variety of titles from iconic series such as Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Cyberbots and the first home console port of Red Earth! All titles included also support online play.* This is the perfect collection for both arcade veterans who remember the titles and those who want to get into them for the first time! Capcom Fighting Collection will be available on June 24. – Read our Capcom Fighting Collection review
ElecHead (NamaTakahashi, 23rd Jun, $9.99) – Created by a one-person development team and prototyped as part of a school contest, ElecHead is a clever and challenging 2D puzzle-platformer that will spark your imagination. You play as Elec, a small robot on a mission to bring back light to the world. When Elec touches walls, floors, platforms and switches, he activates them by making electricity run through them. He can also detach and throw his head to trigger things remotely, but be careful: If he doesn’t get his head back within 10 seconds, he’ll shut down. Elec will have to use his head, literally and figuratively, to find a way out of this trap-ridden facility.
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES – nirvanA Initiative (NamaTakahashi, 24th Jun, $59.99) – Special Agents Mizuki and Ryuki, along with their AI partners Aiba and Tama, are tasked to solve bizarre serial killings while unveiling the mysterious plot known only as the Nirvana Initiative. In the “Investigation” parts of the game, you’ll examine crime scenes and listen to testimonies. In the “Somnium” sections, you’ll enter the dream worlds of suspects and key witnesses. Moving back and forth between the two parts, you can obtain the clues that will help you solve the case. – Read our AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES – nirvanA Initiative review
Switch eShop – New Releases
Arcade Archives SPACE SEEKER (HAMSTER, 16th Jun, $7.99) – “SPACE SEEKER” is a hybrid strategy and shooting game released by TAITO in 1981. The game has you battling for victory against ever-approaching waves of enemy air forces in first-person 3D, and mobile fortresses in side-scrolling 2D. Use the map to track your foes, and choose which to battle, but stay in one place too long and your bases will be overrun, losing you a life!
Archery Escape (Pix Arts, 25th Jun, $2.99) – Use your best skills to deliver nice monsters from the ropes they are attached to. Throw arrows to cut ropes but beware not hitting monsters. You will have to develop strategies and overcome each level’s tricks. Easy to play, fun and cute cartoon style will make this game please to the entire family.
Bike Jump (BoomHits, 14th Jun, $9.99) – Are you ready to become the craziest bike stunt driver? Ride down the awesome high ramp and fly as fast as you can! And that’s not all – after you jump, get off the bike and continue flying on your jetpack. How awesome is that? Try it out yourself!
Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei (Idea Factory, 28th Jun, $49.99) – Torn between warring factions and a desire for a peaceful life, can Shanao forge her own path – and find someone worthy of her journey in this visual novel? Fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion, the Heike clan has reached the height of its power, while the Genji clan remains devastated by defeat. Hidden deep within the mountains of Kurama lives Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name. However, Shanao harbors a deep secret known by very few. The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition (Nightdive Studios, 23rd Jun, $9.99) – LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER, 2019 Westwood Studios, the company that brought Real-Time to strategy games with Command & Conquer, brings Real-Time to adventure games with the science fiction classic, Blade Runner. Armed with your investigative skills and the tools of the Blade Runner trade, you’ll be immersed in a world that lives and breathes around you with breakthrough lighting and visual effects. Your ability to survive will be put to the test in the richest game environment ever created. Immerse yourself in the dark, gritty world of Los Angeles 2019, where you become both the hunter and the hunted.
Car Dealer Driver (BoomHits, 17th Jun, $7.99) – State-of-the-art, slickest cars are waiting to be driven around. It is your job to put them to the test! Car Dealer Driver concentrates on a variety of vehicles sharing one specific characteristic – they are all brand new, fresh from the factory. And you get to take them for a spin first! Check their performance, try them out in multiple scenarios and make sure they are ready to be sold. It’s your job – but why not have some fun while you’re at it?
CORPSE FACTORY (RIVER CROW, 29th Jun, $17.99) – CORPSE FACTORY is a psychological thriller visual novel, with full English voice acting performed by an all-star cast. Become part of the story and influence the ending of this spine-chilling tale. Immerse yourself in the darkness with an atmospheric original soundtrack, with a vocal performance by Emi Evans and music composed by Alec Shea. DISCLAIMER This game contains scenes of violence, as well as depictions of mental health conditions such as severe anxiety and depression. It also deals with themes of suicide.
Cube Decider (DillyFrame, 23rd Jun, $3.99) – Cube Decider is a logic puzzle game with RPG elements where you need to make your way through each level collecting power-up and deciding whom and when to attack using your logic and arithmetic skills. You are a Cube with a sword; your default stats values are 1 damage point, 5 health points and 0 armor points. Your stats reset to the default values at the beginning of each game level. Then while you are making the way through the level, stats are changed depending on taken power-ups and defeated enemies. You initiate all attacks and decide whom to attack first.
Demon’s Residence (Ultimate Games, 17th Jun, $4.99) – The residence is built in the 1800’s but it has seen a lot of renovation during the years. You accepted the job and are on your way to the old and quiet countryside. The old lady that requested your valuation Is living in another country. Explore the mysterious residence of the countryside, find and collect items and keys to unlock all the areas of the house. Complete puzzles to unlock secret areas. Make your path through the old house by using vents and other clever methods. The game is also filled with more horror elements & easter eggs. Sometimes it’s better to keep quiet just in case someone is listening.
Family Chess (RedDeerGames, 17th Jun, $1.99) – Pick your favorite Choose one of the heros and challenge other players in this family-friendly version of Chess. Thanks to the cartoony graphics, this variation can be enyojed by people of all ages. Hone your skills If you want to improve on your own, try out one of five difficulty options and play with an NPC. Find your favorite opening and improve with every game. If you are looking for a real challenge try out the expert mode.
Haunted Zombie School (TROOOZE, 16th Jun, $14.99) – It’s a single-play TPS game with a movie-like story that the main characters escape from the zombie world. Escape from the zombies and survive with a variety of modes and of a number of weapons that are leveled up and released! The long-awaited ending is waiting for you.
Hillbilly Doomsday (Sometimes You, 29th Jun, $3.99) – Once upon a time when entire planet was in great danger, an unknown enemy turned almost everyone into zombies. Chaos ensued. The rest of the people are trying to survive. It seems that everything has come to an end… But among the frightened people there is a hero who is ready to save humanity and eradicate the cause of disasters.
Him & Her Collection (QUByte Interactive, 23rd Jun, $3.99) – Him & Her Collection brings three games of the challenging puzzle-platformer series, Him & Her, Her Challenges and Him & Her 3. The player gets to control Him, a guy who got split apart from his partner in this ever-changing scenario, through his journey to meet Her again. Starting a few platforms away from Her, the goal is to find the best path for them to reunite or switch sides and control Her to find Him in Her Challenges!
Husky’s Adventures (Ultimate Games, 20th Jun, $4.99) – Jump into the great adventure of Husky! Each level has a unique atmosphere to it and a great challenge. Try to complete all levels using basic movement, jump and dash!
I Love Finding Critters! – Collector’s Edition (Ocean Media, 13th Jun, $9.99) – I Love Finding Critters is a classic hidden object game where you can search for a huge assortment of animals! Squirrels, hamsters, chicks, ducks, and so many more! Find them all in beautiful scenic locations and solve puzzles and play mini-games as you go along.
I Love Finding MORE Cats! – Collector’s Edition (Ocean Media, 13th Jun, $9.99) – Visit new locations, solve tricky puzzles, and play exciting mini-games! With new cute cats to find, I Love Finding MORE Cats features even more classic hidden object gameplay across a wide variety of scenes with even more great mini-games sprinkled throughout!
Kid’s Art & Puzzle (Soroka Games, 18th Jun, $2.99) – Kid’s Art Coloring Book – It’s a coloring book game for kids with lots of beautiful drawings and tools that would help express feelings and develop creativity. You can color pictures or draw your own masterpieces! Share your work with your family, friends and the whole world! Puzzle Collection – It’s a relaxing puzzle game where you can spend a lot of time. Assemble puzzles piece by piece.
Mega BUNDLE CATS (GAME NACIONAL, 18th Jun, $1.99) – Incredible! Several games in this mega bundle.
MOFUMOFUSENSEN (BURNSOUCOU, 10th Jun, $5.99) – He’s cute! But also strong! This is an orthodox fighting game in which you control such a beastman and fight against him. Chemo rating! There are only five basic attacks required to fight: weak attack, medium attack, strong attack, special attack, and throw. Each character also has only 5 special moves. This tutorial demo allows you to actually watch the movements of a character performing special moves, etc. while confirming the information input in real-time.
Nirvana Deluxe Edition (RedDeerGames, 17th Jun, $1.99) 80s SCI-FI NOSTALGIA. Nirvana is filled with a retro sci-fi anime vibe – neon lights, beautiful women and ultra-fast spaceships. It’s also an ode to classic racing games from the DOS era combined with an engaging visual novel! In addition to racing on 10 retro-themed, low poly tracks there are many decisions to make in the game, with 5 different story endings!
Pachi Pachi 2 on a roll (Dolores Ent, 23rd Jun, $7.99) – Our beloved thieves Fujiko and Robin have managed to escape from the Money City police. However, citizens are not happy with this situation, that’s why they have decided to create a new search team to catch them once and for all and restore stability to one of the biggest casino cities in the world. Join this new adventure accompanied by Agent Rin, a girl who takes up arms. Get ready to dress up as a ninja with Hoshi and Kaoru and engage in a fight for honor.
Pancake Bar Tycoon Extended Edition (Baltoro Games, 24th Jun, $5.99) – Do you like pancakes? Enjoy their taste? Do you want to make them yourself? Well… why not give it a try? Let’s make one right away! Scoop up some pancake batter and drizzle it on a frying pan. Watch as it turns golden brown. Add some ingredients – syrup, fruit, whipping cream… Don’t forget a thing! When you get everything ready… serve!
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined (Natsume Inc., 24th Jun, $29,99) – Pocky the shrine maiden and Rocky the raccoon are back together in the latest game in the long-running classic shooter series! As the evil Black Mantle attacks, Pocky and Rocky need to team up once again, this time with some new friends to take on the upcoming challenges! With 8 stages of high-paced shooting action, you’ll have your hands full with creepy enemies, big bosses, and lots of twists and turns! Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is a multi-directional scrolling shooter in the classic 16-bit style with improved graphics, sound, and fun! Gameplay takes place from a top-down perspective and features both single-player and cooperative modes. The adventures of Pocky and Rocky begin again!
Raft Life (BoomHits, 14th Jun, $9.99) – The last thing you remember was your boat sinking… You wake up in the middle of the ocean afloat on a small raft. Long gone is your luxury life in the city, the cars, the apartment, the parties. Now you have to rebuild your life at sea, do you have the survival skills? Do you have the courage to survive and build a new life? Build your own island on the raft and show off your awesome craft and survival skills! You have a lot to do to survive on the Raft. Chop trees, build new sections of your raft, catch fish, try and plant and grow fruits and vegetables… Oh and watch out for the shark attacks eating and attacking your raft!
Roller Champions (Ubisoft, 21st Jun, $0.00) – Skate, tackle, and roll your way up to glory in Roller Champions™. Discover a free-to-play, team PvP sports game like no other! Welcome to 2032. Arenas are built all over the world and fans rush to the stands to admire their modern-day heroes, the Roller Champions. They roll up to 100 miles an hour, tackle opponents, wall-skate, and dunk while thousands of fans scream their names. As a Roller Champion, compete in a team of three against three. The rules are simple: take the ball, make a lap while maintaining team possession, dodge opponents, and score. Go for more points by completing additional laps before attempting a goal. After each match, gain fans to compete in bigger arenas. Customize characters and create a unique destiny.
Ruggnar (Plug In Digital, 23rd Jun, $13.99) – It’s a dwarf’s story! As the veins of his city are depleted and the valley is deserted of its inhabitants, rumors of taverns come to Ruggnar’s ears. Abandoned places contain incredible treasures that are just waiting to be pickep up. Equipped with his bag and a few candles, he goes on an adventure to make his fortune! Really useful candles! Ruggnar has a limited amount of candles to help him in these dark places. Help him to manage his supply. Seeing the path ahead of you, activating certain mechanisms or simply lighting up: it’s up to you to find the perfect use for each candle! And if you throw one, remember to pick it up. It might come in useful soon!
Sakura Spirit (Gamuzumi, 23rd Jun, $9.99) – Rising Judo Star Gushiken Takahiro was two weeks away from the match that would make or break his career – a championship match where the winner is then signed up to be a young national athlete for Japan. He was very determined to win, to fulfill his dreams of finally representing his country for a sport he loves so much. He goes to a shrine that is rumored to grant any wish. After praying, he wakes up and finds himself in an ancient, unfamiliar place. While searching for a way back to his village, he stumbles upon two mysterious foxgirls. Will Takahiro get back to his own world in time for his match? Or will he be stuck there forever?
Snake of Maths! Cool Education Game (Cooking & Publishing, 14th Jun, $2.99) – Slide the snake up or down on the screen to guide it to the correct answer. Break the blocks and get the biggest snake of all. The slithering snake eats the dots to extend its life. Hit the number blocks with the correct answer and show your math skills Get the highest score! An amazing game to challenge your friends and family to beat your score. Be careful when hitting the block! The snake will shrink if you don’t solve the problem right. Play now and test your agility to add, subtract, divide and multiply.
Snug Finder (Soroka Games, 25th Jun, $7.99) – Snug Finder is a beautiful hidden object game. Become a finder and try to find all the objects, but be careful, sometimes it’s not that easy. Immerse yourself in a wonderful game with lovely illustrations, gorgeous sounds and cozy atmosphere. Spend hours on 36 amazing levels with over 300 hidden objects. Let’s start adventure!
Space Marshals 3 (Pixelbite, 16th Jun, $14.99) – Join the rowdy Space Marshal crew on their latest misadventure in outer space. Strap those boots on, gear up and get ready to hunt space crooks! This is a story driven action game with an emphasis on stealth and tactical combat. It continues the quirky story from the prequels, but you don’t need any previous knowledge to enjoy this one.
Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! (No Gravity Games, 23rd Jun, $24.99) – Legendary quadrilogy of epic adventure games in a land of monsters, traps, and magic. Journey through hills, forests, cities, dungeons, and even time in the magical world of Sorcery! where every choice matters. Fight, explore, solve puzzles, and most importantly, survive and craft your own unique story! Sorcery! Parts 1 and 2 are the first half of an epic quadrilogy. Sorcery! 3 takes the adventure to the wilds of the Baklands and creates a fully open-world experience. Sorcery! 4 is a graceful finish to your grand adventure and has you infiltrate The Fortress of Sorcerers. Each part can be played on its own, or you can load your character from one part to the next, carrying over equipment, stats, and narrative choices.
Sudocats (Silesia Games, 23rd Jun, $2.99) – Cats are wonderful creatures, but you better not put them together without a proper introduction. Plan ahead and display them in the right order so that they get along! Relax playing Sudoku while you learn how to properly introduce cats to each other! When you adopt a cat and already have a cat (or several) at home, you first need to introduce them gradually. Sudocats can be handy in that matter!
The Legend of Bum-Bo (Nicalis, 29th Jun, $19.99) – When Bum-bo’s only coin is stolen by a mysterious entity and pulled down into the sewer, Bum-bo finds himself facing droves of deranged enemies, lost children, his fears and eventually the beast that stole his beloved coin. The Legend of Bum-bo is a puzzle-based “deckbuilding roguelike.” Players collect hoards of items that can be modified, upgraded and combined with others in many interesting ways. Play as one of many Bum-bo, each with its own unique abilities, as they smash, bash and splash their way through a variety of cardboard monstrosities, giant bosses and dark personal urges… Oh, and it’s also the prequel to The Binding of Isaac!
The Psychoduck (Ratalaika Games, 24th Jun, $4.99) – The Psychoduck is a stealth game about a psychotic duck who collects crowns and has no problem killing all the enemy herons to increase his collection. Distract sentries with your slingshot, surf alligators, help turtles make way, and more! Gather all the snails, use different mechanics to distract frog sentries then advance through each map to assassinate the white birds.
Viki Spotter: Camping (Ultimate Games, 15th Jun, $3.49) – We offer you an interesting game with a lot of puzzles in which you need to look for differences between two almost identical images. Do you think that they are the same at all? Then look closely and you will definitely see that the first impression is deceptive. The theme of the game is entirely devoted to camping and summer vacation, so it is sure to inspire you to new tourist achievements.
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!