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
Zombie Army 4: Dead War (RebellionInteract, 26th Apr, $49.99) – In Zombie Army 4: Dead War, the dead rise once again with greater hunger than before! Continue the alternate history of the Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels, and uncover a sinister plan that takes the Survivor Brigade across Italy and beyond! Fight the forces of darkness, survive a Zombie Zoo and journey to dark, inexplicable places no person has been before … and lived to tell the tale! Zombie Army 4: Dead War is now available for pre-order in the My Nintendo Store and in Nintendo eShop, and will launch on April 26.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe – (Crows Crows Crows, 27th Apr, $24.99) The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of the critically acclaimed, award-winning indie game The Stanley Parable from 2013. Everything that was in the original Stanley Parable is here, preserved just like it was back in 2013. But The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe also dramatically expands the world of the original game with new content, new choices and new secrets to uncover. The labyrinth has just gotten bigger. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe will be available on April 27.
Switch eShop – New Releases
8 Ball Clash (QUByte Interactive, 21st Apr, $3.99) – 8 Ball Clash is a billiard or snooker game made for everyone. To the people who never play it or the more experience ones that want to improve your skills and get the best score through the tables. Beat the solids and stripes classic mode or get max score winning different challenges around Barcelona, Indonesia, London, Mexico, Moscow, Paris, Rio, Sydney, Tokyo and Las Vegas to win the billiards championship!
ABC Search With Me (Prison, 15th Apr, $1.99) – Discover new words and learn foreign languages in a fast, easy and fun way! Features: Puzzles in 9 different languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, Swedish. 5 different categories: Animals, Occupations, Food, Zodiac signs, Sea animals . . . and many more coming soon! Difficulty levels for beginners, intermediate and experts! Over 1000 words to solve! Enjoyable, smart designed interface. Interactive graphics and sounds for even more fun!
Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic (Byking, 27th Apr, $19.99) – In a world amongst the heavens, a curious, little angel named Mariel spent all her days reading through the vast collection of books in the grand library. One day, while browsing the library’s collection, she came across a very peculiar book with naught but the title, “Abyss” printed on its cover. The pages within were blank. In truth, Mariel had heard the name, “Abyss” from the elder angels before. It was the name of the world below the heavens. Intrigued by the notion, her curiosity grew until she couldn’t resist any longer. She ventured out to the heavenly bridge to sneak a peek over the edge, into the world known as “Abyss. ” However, when she peered down into the depths…
Animal Babies Puzzle – Preschool Animals Puzzles Game for Kids (McPepper, 14th Apr, $14.99) – With this educational game for children, babies and children of kindergarten age can train important motor movement sequences. The game encourages your child’s logical thinking and hand-eye coordination in a playful way.
Anuchard (Freedom Games, 21st Apr, $14.99) – Generations after the collapse, its surviving descendants have chosen you to become The Bellwielder of the magical Audros Bell. Go forth, battle monsters, solve puzzles, and restore Anuchard to its former skyward glory! Anuchard was known as a place of wonder and peace, a land of limitless bounty suspended in the heavens above. Five ancient Guardians gave the island their blessings. . . Until one day they left without a word.
Arcade Archives THE LEGEND OF VALKYRIE (HAMSTER, 14th Apr, $7.99) – THE LEGEND OF VALKYRIE is an action game released by NAMCO (Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.) in 1989. “THE LEGEND OF VALKYRIE” features the popular VALKYRIE once again, for an even higher-power adventure! “When the seeds of gold are watered by the northern spring, a miracle will spring forth in the doomed land”
Ashland Dossier (Console Labs, 20th Apr, $10.99) – Ashland Dossier is an espionage thriller packed with elements of turn-based stealth tactics and role-play adventure. Use your cunning, agility, and wit to finish off the Nazi plague for good this time. Ahead of you lies a deadly confrontation as the enemy threatens to drive the world into the depth of dreadful and pointless war once again.
Beautiful Ukraine (QubicGames, 15th Apr, $4.00) – Experience the beauty of Ukraine as it was and as it one day will be again. Turn breathtaking photos and videos into interactive puzzles to relax and unwind to, all in support of a valuable cause. From the Odesa Opera and Ballet Theater to the majestic Carpethaen mountains. The historic and pristine city of Lviv to the grandeur of the capital Kyiv, and more. Ukraine always has and will have a soul and character that is theirs alone. The country has become a global symbol and inspiration under such terrible circumstances so we hope to show you another side of the country that also deserves to be shown and championed. We realize that some places portrayed here by now have been heavily damaged or completely destroyed, which saddens us deeply. However, we wanted to show you Ukraine as we knew it and with hope, how we will one day be able to see it again.
BIG Kids & Toddlers Educational Learning Games Collection Bundle 5-in-1 (McPepper, 14th Apr, $39.99) – This big games collection contains the TOP FIVE McPeppergames KIDS GAMES! Please note that none of the games contained here require the child to have any language skills. All learning games can be operated intuitively with your finger and are 100% self-explanatory.
Bit Orchard: Animal Valley (RedDeerGames, 22nd Apr, $6.99) – Sell your apples to earn money and improve your orchard. Expand your land and find new secrets. Who knows, maybe you’ll make new friends along the way… Enjoy a trip down memory lane, with stylized 2D graphics, resembling old games. If you love pixel art games, you shouldn’t hesitate to try out this charming game. You’ll hear a few catchy tunes to improve on your adventure. You can swap between tracks, whenever you go back into your room, for some much-needed rest.
Burger Bistro Story (Kairosoft, 21st Apr, $14.00) – Get ready to experience a new fast food sensation! Create your own diner and grill your way to success. Create different recipes and offer your patrons a truly customized experience! Think outside the box and experiment in the kitchen. Replace your meat patty with a fish fillet and tartare sauce, or a bacon, lettuce, and egg combo. You’re limited only by your imagination! And the fun doesn’t stop with burgers. Create menus for side dishes, drinks, and desserts to really capture the hearts of your customers! Just don’t let your popularity go to your head.
Camper Van Simulator (Pixelmob, 15th Apr, $12.99) – Get out of your house and begin the adventure today. Feel the summer breeze and prepare for a fun ride!
Castle Formers (Ratalaika Games, 22nd Apr, $4.99) – Castle Formers cleverly combines platform action with castle defense to create original and dynamic gameplay. Choose to control a king or queen and defend your beloved castle from invading hordes. Every day you have the opportunity to build your defenses, train soldiers, and prepare magic spells. Then, every night the battle begins! To overcome the invaders, you’ll have to navigate and interact with NPCs and build up your castle defenses.
Catana (ChiliDog Interactive, 20th Apr, $6.99) – When an unseen phenomenon creates havoc in nature, strange veggie mutants start to appear in the courtyard of a quiet monastery. To beat back the hostile peppers and eggplants, the master of the monastery takes a disciple under his wing — the young and fierce samurai Catana! Guide Catana as he masters the attacks that will save not only the monastery but also the world beyond it. With an easy-to-play and hard-to-master approach, you’ll create matches that eliminate groups of enemies, unleash powerful special attacks and take down crafty bosses.
Clutter IX: Clutter IXtreme (Ocean Media, 14th Apr, $9.99) – The best Clutter yet, with 1100 puzzles for your entertainment. Many new Clutter variations mixed in with your old favorites for a Quest you won’t forget. As always, the Clutter levels are highly addicting and replayable. In addition, there are Sliders, Square Jigsaws & Box Quotes included. And wait until you see the new IXtreme (Extreme) variations.
CosmicBreak Gun & Slash (Cyberstep, 21st Apr, $19.90) – A hack and slash with the “CosmicBreak” characters! “CosmicBreak Gun & Slash” is a spin-off of “CosmicBreak”, an MMO battle shooter featuring robots and humanoids! Take control of familiar characters from a top-down perspective and defeat enemy robots that come at you!
Cover Fire: Offline Shooting Game (1MBand, 14th Apr, Free) – Your duty is to lead the battle and become the best shooter and sniper. Download now for free one of best offline shooting games
Deck of Ashes: Complete Edition (Buka Entertainment, 21st Apr, $24.99) – Deck of Ashes is an adventure game with tactical card combat. In this complete edition of the game an elven archer Sibyl the Dark Soul joins the cast of antiheroes on their quest for redemption. As Sibyl, use superior sharpshooter skills, resurrect fallen enemies or induce Fear and Hysteria in everyone who oppose you. One character at a time, explore the cursed fantasy world and hunt down powerful cards. Put your survival and resource management skills to the test when upgrading your Camp of allies.
Demon Turf: Neon Splash (Playtonic Friends, 14th April, $4.99) – Woah! Beebz and her friends were sucked into the neon splattered world of a painting and need to get the heck outta there! Can you escape these dangerous & surrealist environments, using your platforming skills, to get back home? – Read our Demon Turf: Neon Splash review
Dragon Caffi (Ddraig House Game Studio, 21st Apr, $29.00) – Dragon Caffi is an open-world puzzle adventure game of pure, light-hearted happiness suitable for all ages! This game is all lovingly hand-painted and traditionally animated (on paper in some cases!), and the sole purpose of this little adventure is to be a happy, fun experience for all to enjoy.
Evasion From Hell (EpiXR, 21st Apr, $9.99) – Welcome to HellIn this game, you start your journey in the lowest circle of hell and slowly work your way up to gates of hell in order to escape and return to the world of the living. Therefore, the game consists of 9 huge areas, each representing one circle of hell. In each area the player has to find a certain number of soul crystals in order to open the portal to the next level and to advance one circle.
Funny Car Wash – Trucks & Cars Game Garage for Kids & Toddlers (McPepper, 21st Apr, $19.99) – In this unique game for boys and girls, kids of all ages, you run your own car wash garage. With a lot of cool cleaning action tools, you have to clean a variety of fun cars, trucks, excavators, tractors and other vehicles. Whether fire engine, racing car, ambulance, police car or food truck. Your tasks include actions such as brushing, wiping, hosing down, polishing or checking cars for viruses and bacteria with a magnifying glass and even bewitching them with a magic wand.
Galactic Wars EX (JanduSoft, 21st Apr, $7.99) – Galactic Wars EX is the best experience on shoot ’em up of genre. Play solo or with a friend in the coop mode and combat with the enemies across the forty phases with their bosses and mini bosses. You can choose on 3 different ships to fight against evil with different capabilities. More weapons and power ups wait for you in this 16 bits space game
Galagi Shooter (Pix Arts, 22st Apr, $4.99) – Galagi Shooter is based on the old school arcade hit space defender game, probably one of the best game ever made. Highly playable, action-packed, this game include many aliens waves to defeat and power ups to collect. Either you played this game before and will enjoy pure fun tinted of nostalgia, either you will discover why retro gaming is so cool.
Ganryu 2 – Hakuma Kojiro (Just For Games, 21st Apr, $19.99) – Ganryu 2 is the sequel to the Ganryu game made by VISCO on NEOGEO back in 1999. The universe takes place in a feudal fantasy Japan which is strongly inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi, whose adventures are unfolded in a series of books (mainly “The Stone and the Sword”). Play as Miyamoto Musashi and travel through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to south to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything started between Musashi and Kojiro.
Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness (8-4, 14th Apr, $14.99) – It’s another fine morning in Magicadia…except your castle has suddenly turned into a tank. And what’s this about a dark prophecy that could lead to the end of all video games? A CONFUSION IS YOU. Choose your Gotta Protectors and get ready to hack, slash, and spell-sling your way through an epic campaign of over 100 thumb-blistering maps—plus dozens more available as optional DLC bonus chapters! The rules are simple. Put Princess Lola into the castle to start it rolling down the tracks. At the end of the tracks is an enemy castle. Smash YOUR castle into THEIR castle to destroy it—but don’t let the enemies wipe out the Princess’s HP first! – Read our Gotta Protectors: Cart Of Darkness review
Groundskeeper2 (Orange Pixel, 14 Apr, $4.99) – Shoot at aliens coming from both sides of the screen, grab the little bits and bobs that they drop, and use them to activate the portal to teleport to the next area (and restore your energy in the process! ) Survive the invasion of the supernatural, the robots, the monsters. . the world needs you!
Horror Stories (RandomSpin, 21st Apr, $1.99) – How did you imagine how murders are being committed by serial killers? You find yourself in one of these situations, in which you need not to catch the eye of the killer and try to survive by killing him!
HUNDRED FIRES: The rising of red star (Ultimate Games, 14th Apr, $4.99) – Hundred Fires is an action, stealth and infiltration game with an exciting story and incredible cinematics created by David Amado Fernández. In the middle of the cold war, the Soviet Union is sending nuclear weapons to Cuba, this time they have an ally, a mysterious Japanese developer of nuclear weapons has arrived on the island. Your mission has a single objective, to assassinate the Japanese developer. This is a one man infiltration mission, you alone cannot defeat the entire Soviet army, you must use your best skills to hide, sneak away from the enemy and go undetected.
In the Mood (eastasiasoft, 14th Apr, $4.99) – Play as the Naughty Seagull and meet more than 10 alluring ladies across dozens of puzzle stages, each with unique ball layouts and some light platforming for our fearless fowl to navigate! Grab your ball and throw it at the stacks above you, and if you match 3 or more, the connected balls will come tumbling down to reveal a part of the image beneath. Be careful, though! The ceiling slowly creeps downward, threatening to crush you under the remaining balls if you’re not fast enough.
Inukari – Chase of Deception Deluxe Edition (RedDeerGames, 14th Apr, $7.99) – Play as the Naughty Seagull and meet more than 10 alluring ladies across dozens of puzzle stages, each with unique ball layouts and some light platforming for our fearless fowl to navigate! Grab your ball and throw it at the stacks above you, and if you match 3 or more, the connected balls will come tumbling down to reveal a part of the image beneath. Be careful, though! The ceiling slowly creeps downward, threatening to crush you under the remaining balls if you’re not fast enough.
Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape -The Old Inn- (Regista, 21st Apr, $9.99) – This game is an escape-the-room game (mythtery-adventure game).
Jim’s Adventure (Gametry, 15th Apr, $2.99) – Jim’s Adventure is a game where you need to follow Jim, the Native American in an exciting and challenging adventure. He is exploring a large world filled with perils, ranging from various creatures to obstacles, all trying to stop him. There are a multitude of levels to complete and Jim has a very limited amount of lives. Every level has its fair share of challenges, and there are multiple game worlds ranging from haunted forests to deserts, caves and many others.
Jump Into The Plane (BoomBit Games, 14th Apr, $9.99) – Have you ever wanted to feel like a super agent performing spectacular stunts? Have you ever been late on a plane and had no time left to park your car and run for the check in? And you were wandering: Why can’t I just park my car inside a plane ? Are you a little bit insane? This is not an impossible mission. Drive your rocket boosted car directly into a cargo hold of a flying plane! Buckle up and put the pedal to the metal because it’s gonna get nasty! Dozens of cars, planes and crazy locations to explore. And remember, timing is crucial here! One second less and you’re gone! So hurry! You’ve got a plane to catch!
Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles (Wired Productions, 21st Apr, $19.99) – Meet Lumote, the squishiest bioluminescent creature, in this beautiful 3D puzzle platformer. Take control of the world’s inhabitants on a quest to overthrow the Mastermote!
Metal Tales Overkill (Zerouno Games, 21st Apr, $14.99) – The God Kuk is possessing all the guitar gods, and through them, the metalheads. Through infinite concerts, he is helping his legion of metalhead zombies wipe out every original creation of metal bands and their dedicated fans. As legions of metalheads are stripped from their passion, only one person can really grind through the challenge and come out victorious.
MotoGP 22 (Zerouno Games, 21st Apr, $39.99) – Engines running: let’s get the most immersive and authentic MotoGP™ gaming experience ever started. Explore all the contents of the 2022 season in the MotoGP™ classes and in all the other categories. More than 120 riders, over 20 official circuits and all the excitement of the official championship are waiting for you. And if you want to take a leap into the past, over 70 historic champions will let you relive the best of MotoGP™ history.
NeonLore (Playstige Interactive, 21st April, $5.99) – NeonLore is a first-person free form exploration game. You’ll meet interesting characters and discover what had happened to human race in the near future. As you will roam along the neon-soaked streets, you’ll discover what the world has become, how life goes on in a world of intriguing fusion of chaos and technological advancement. In NeonLore, you will solve puzzles and encounter with various characters and learn about their past life, dreams and fears…And get a chance to discover deeper about the social transformations that has impacted human life in the 21st century…
orbit.industries (Klabata, 21st April,$19.99) – In space, no one can hear you scream – neither a victorious cry, nor one loaded with frustration. So what shall it be, Space Pioneer, when you are the Captain of it all?
Perfect Truck Bundle (Prison, 15th April, $19.99) – Crazy Trucks. Features: Party racing game for 1 to 4 players. Monster Truck themed arenas. Realistic, slightly crazy physics. Dozens of trucks to choose from. Over 10 game modes with additional settings. Highscores to compare yourself with friends. Numerous tracks customized for game modes. Customizable victory conditions
Pixel Game Maker Series DANDAN Z (McPeppergames, 21st April, $14.49) – DANDAN, originally released in 1998, is back! The “Pixel Game Maker Series DANDAN Z” is a fighting game in which players can enjoy heated 1 vs. 1 battles. Various special moves are available for the 10 unique characters. Find your favorite character and play! When fighting, you can easily perform a “DANDAN Combo” by repeatedly pressing the B button, so you can save up your gauge by connecting attacks and use two types of super special moves to defeat your opponent! The game also supports split play, so two players can play against each other!
Princess and Fairytales Jigsaw Puzzles – Puzzle Game for Kids (Gotcha Gotcha Games, 14th April, $9.99) – Immerse yourself in the fantastic world of fairy tales. This children’s puzzle game takes you into a fantastic fairytale world, consisting of adventures, mystical beings, dragons and creatures, witches, knights, unicorns and lots of princesses and fairytales.
Puzzle Game Bundle (Prison, 15th April, $19.99) – Zoo Dentist will teach kids not only to treat their pets with love and care, but also to protect their own teeth! Among Pipes is a classic puzzle game with remastered graphics and animations. Fall Gummies is a relaxing, colorful 3D puzzle game.
Rainbow Yggdrasil (Otorakobo, 21st April, £$13.50) – Rainbow Yggdrasil is a roguelike game The color of heroine, monsters and even dungeons change into various colors. We use “RGB” as an abbreviation to express color. In this world of Rainbow Yggdrasil, RGB itself becomes the parameter. Please experience this brand new game design.
Revita (Plug In Digital, 21st April, $16.99) – Exchange health for power in fast paced glass cannon gameplay. Find the right balance of attack and defense as you try, die, repeat and progress up the tower.
Roguebook (Bacon, 21st April, $24.99) – Embrace the challenge of a roguelike deckbuilder with unique mechanics from the developers of Faeria and Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering™. Build a team of two heroes, unleash powerful combos and defeat the legends of the Roguebook!
Rolling Car (RedDeerGames, 16th April, $7.99) – Drive your car on the looping conveyor belt where tight platforming awaits you. Use your ride’s built-in rocket jump and turbo to nimbly overcome traps. Remember, speed isn’t always the best option – some situations will require patience!
Rolling Car features 30 exciting levels of increasing difficulty that will put your skills to the test! Dangerous saws, spikes, rockers or multi-level constructions requiring daring jumps – all in precisely designed riddle levels.
Rotund Zero (Dahku, 21st April, $1.99) – A byte-sized Game Boy-infused experience! Approachable precision-platforming! Short but carefully handcrafted levels! Shuffled levels keep each 5-minute run fresh! Win shiny medals in Time-Attack! Dip your paw into the unique gameplay of the Rotund series! How far can you go before the clock hits ZERO?
Sakura Angels (Gamuzumu, 21st April, $9.99) – Two girls blessed with magical powers are faced with the task of saving a lonely boy, Kenta, from the clutches of a mysterious witch. Unbeknownst to Kenta, his ancestors sealed away an ancient evil long ago. Soon, the gorgeous Sayaka and Hikari are going alongside Kenta everywhere to keep him safe from monsters. What all this means for our protagonist? Kenta’s ordinary life is about to change!
Samurai Bringer (Playism, 21st April, $9.99) – Susanoo, a powerful deity, challenged Yamata-no-Orochi to save Kushinada, who was to be sacrificed to the dragon. However, he was bested by the dragon and his power was taken from him. Cast down to the land of Nakatsukuni, now he must fight a multitude of samurai and demons summoned from across space and time to regain his lost strength…
Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood (Headup Games, 14th April, $14.99) – Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a story-driven adventure game. As Scarlet, you must relive seven days of misfortune, and make a series of decisions to guide your Munchkin troupe safely out of the Wicked Wood. Experience branching outcomes based on your decisions. Most importantly, immerse yourself in a bewitching story of fantastic adventure!
Super Mega Zero (Rogue Games, 21st April, $9.99) – Miss Undefined has been whisked away by the dastardly Kill Screen. Go from Zero to Hero in this fast-paced platformer, chasing time, the high score, and eventually the Kill Screen itself. Super Mega Zero is a tight precision and puzzle platformer with shoot ’em up elements. Simply touch an upgrade and switch forms to go from classic, straight-forward platforming to the more puzzle-like action number system or Shoot’ Em Up gameplay.
TAISHO x ALICE ALL IN ONE (Prototype, 14th April, $53.99) – TAISHO x ALICE ALL IN ONE includes all four episodes. Experience the complete adventure on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Find yourself in a topsy-turvy fairytale world beyond the Looking Glass and encounter gender-flipped characters inspired by Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and more! Join this colorful cast and unravel their twisted tales! Enjoy the dynamic, stand-alone character paths, each set in an alternate universe in which the characters’ relationships and roles vary.
The Last Friend (Skystone Games, 7th Apr, $14.99) – In a world that has become yet another post-apocalyptic future where humanity is distracted by chaos, destruction, rampant mutants and a thing called surviving, something even more sinister is afoot… The World’s doggos are disappearing! Now enters Alpha (you) who at an early age lost his man’s best friend… While traveling the wastelands he comes across some mutants up to no good dognapping a lost puppy! During this battle he discovers has the ability to understand what the pup can say and his name is T. Juan! Now T. Juan joins Alpha on this grand adventure looking for answers about what truly has happened to all the doggos. It’s time to join them and put dem paws to the pavement! Woof!
The Serpent Rogue (Team17, 26th Apr, $19.99) Playing as a mysterious alchemist known only as The Warden, you will craft, brew, boil & concoct potions all in your stead to protect the realm from the dreadful Serpent Rogue!
The Sorrowvirus – A Faceless Short Story (27th Apr, $14.99) Follow the journey of Wyatt Heyll, a young man stricken with a multitude of ailments from an early age. On the verge of death, Wyatt’s parents administer a paranormal substance known as the Sorrowvirus, which contaminates the human soul and prevents it from passing on to the afterlife. This causes a subject to fall into Purgatory instead, where they can heal and return to life. However, every time Wyatt comes back, his cancers and illnesses return more quickly than before.
Wizard Mike (Simplicity Tomasz Dyrak, 22nd April, £5.99) – Is magical kingdom doomed, having only Wizard Mike as its protector? Yes. Most likely. But there’s a chance, small one but still – Mike might not be the smartest guy in the room. Maybe he failed alchemy classes 17 times in a row. Maybe he almost destroyed the entire University of Magic causing an explosion during the potions class. But he doesn’t lack self-confidence! He just needs your help. Guide him through the battle with evil forces and save the kingdom!
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!