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
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (THQ Nordic, 31st Jan, $39.99) – Wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears are in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick. What could possibly go wrong? Sure, the very fabric holding the very universe very together could come very undone, opening portals into Wishworlds full of knights, cowboys, pirates and prehistoric snails. But that’s nothing everyone’s favorite sponge can’t handle – with the right cosmic costume! Everybody do the Cosmic Shake! SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will be available on Jan. 31.
OddBallers (Ubisoft, 26th Jan, $19.99) – Bend your knees, thrust your hips and gather your best frenemies – it’s time for an intense dose of hard-hitting, multiplayer dodgeball action! OddBallers is a hilariously charming and totally bonkers party game where each round is a different absurd type of dodgeball. Embrace the absurd! Every arena comes with its own rules and features various frantic minigames where anything can happen! From last-one-standing games to even wilder ones. OddBallers is available to play now.
Switch eShop – New Releases
7 Days to End with You (PLAYISM, 26th Jan, $11.99) – You don’t know a single word in the language of this world. Deduce the meanings of words the person before you uses to communicate with you. Then try to understand them like a puzzle, one piece at a time. You are free to perceive the meaning of the words you read. The relationship between the two characters is built on the words you interpret. And their story is also built on the words you interpret. Their world changes according to your understanding. Maybe their story is a short, ordinary story, or maybe it’s a long, peculiar story. Or both stories could exist at the same time. There’s nothing wrong with that. The story is only complete with your interpretation. So certainly, every story your interpretation results in is correct. Even if you don’t understand the story at first, you have the opportunity to repeat it over and over again. This is a short and long story, of only seven days.
Albacete Warrior (eastasiasoft, 1st Feb, $9.99) – Take the role of Spanish ninja Benito, his chicken pal Pepito and his sensei Paco as they embark on a bizarre adventure across the globe! Presented in a mix of 3D environments and 2D pixel art sprites, Albacete Warrior takes traditional side-scrolling beat ‘em up combat into a new dimension, allowing players to “cockslap” hordes of enemies with Benito’s feathered buddy Pepito while running and wall jumping through a huge variety of 3D stages. With the speed and agility of a fearsome warrior and armed with satirical street-smart humor, Benito might just have what it takes to become the chosen one. Charge into battle solo or team up with a friend for brutal cooperative play!
Arcade Archives TANK FORCE (HAMSTER, 19th Jan, $7.99) – “TANK FORCE” is a shooter released by NAMCO (Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. ) in 1991. Take control of your own tank and defeat the enemies that attack your command center to clear each round. The game is over if MY TANK is destroyed. The key to victory is to select from the varied item panel situationally, using the bonus points, command center power-ups, and other items that appear in the game. The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.
Arcade Machine: Clown Hunt (Naptime.games, 20th Jan, $2.49) – Clowns are here to ruin your evening at funfair! Don’t let them get over your head and show them you can deliver a killing joke too!
ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree (Untold Tales, 27th Jan, $14.99) – The Gods have abandoned Midgard. Once a prosperous land teeming with mythical beasts and beings, it now rots from the inside, tainted by unknown forces. Odin’s chosen guardians of the realm are gone. In their absence, the sacred Elder Tree they swore to protect is exposed to abuse and manipulation. Now, the only remnants of hope reside in Estra, the daughter of mankind’s last great leader. With a heavy emphasis on narrative, Estra’s journey through Midgard is filled with Nordic lore, mysterious twists, and consequential decisions. Players will converse with a variety of characters and share in Estra’s discoveries as she learns more about her family’s past and the looming darkness spreading across the realm. Interactive Story Estra’s path is fraught with difficult decisions and untrustworthy characters that can lead her astray. Her story is intertwined with the player’s ability to discern fact from fiction and to decide right from wrong. Avoid b
Beach Cafe: Caribbean Sand (Cooking And, 20th Jan, $3.99) – Get involved in a mystery story, while you collect all the necessary clues to solve the case. Your grandfather has disappeared in strange circumstances, he is the owner of the old beach bar and maybe that place hides some important clue. Will you be able to find out what happened? First chapter of a series of scape rooms, which will invite you to find out the events surrounding the disappearance. Visit the places he frequented and discover an incredible story of mystery and fantasy.
Bike Clash (T-Bull, 26th Jan, $9.99) – Go head-to-head with the best bikers on the mountain trails! Conquer them in a surprising style. Prove your mountain bike driving skills. Get unique trophies through competition. Compare your results with the best and take part in various events. Drive through the various mountain and forest trails! Discover new locations, and compete with friends at local multiplayer!
Bit Orchard: Animal Valley Complete Edition (RedDeerGames, 23rd Jan, $8.19) – Pull out weeds, plant new apple trees and gather the fruits of your labor. This bundle includes various Halloween-themed items and the Chicken House. 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 older titles. 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.
Capybara Madness (Weakfish Studio, 30th Jan, $6.99) – Capybara Madness is 3D Ragdoll Physics Based Platform Adventure Game. Our main character is a capybara, yes a capybara! But he has to escape from these maps, Reach the end by completing the tiny puzzle and Enjoy the Ragdoll Physics Can you pass the maps designed differently from each other? Features; 15 Cool Designed Maps, Different puzzles for each season. Ragdoll Physics and Capybara
Car Parking Multiplayer (O-Games, 19th Jan, $24.99) – Dive into the open world of the Car Parking Multiplayer with stunning sceneries and a variety of environments. Drive and race with your friends in cities, race tracks, deserts, off-roads, islands, and mountains. Explore the vast range of possibilities for car customization and tuning. Experience realistic driving physics and more than 130 car models with detailed interiors that are awaiting your creative and unique designs. Complete parking and racing levels and become a licensed, proficient driver. Customize your character with a variety of clothes and animations to use. All this and much more in Car Parking Multiplayer!
Chronicles Of Albian: The Magic Convention (Ocean Media, 19th Jan, $11.99) – The Fairy Godmother, Gwendolyn, has called on you to help prepare for the official Convention of Magic Masters being held at her home, Albian Castle, in only a few weeks time. Wizards and sorcerers of the world descend upon Albian for the magical convention of a lifetime and expect incredible accommodations. Use your Hidden Object talents to find hidden treasures and help finance the required repairs and upgrades to the castle grounds in Chronicles of Albian: The Magic Convention! – Hilarious characters – Zoom feature on hidden object scenes – Challenging puzzles – Explore Albian Castle!
Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys Complete Edition (RedDeerGames, 23rd Jan, $6.19) – Dive deep into a new adventure in Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys. Enjoy new decorations and get ready for loads of fun. Clumsy Rush: Ultimate Guys Complete Edition is a fun-centric party game which throws you (along with your friends) into a series of challenges and races throughout randomly generated tracks.
Colossal Cave (Cygnus Entertainment, 19th Jan, $39.99) – From the acclaimed creator of the King’s Quest series & Phantasmagoria, Colossal Cave, reimagined by Roberta Williams, is an exciting new action-adventure game that promises to bring you the adventure you’ve longed for. A homage to the original and esteemed classic computing text adventure, Colossal Cave Adventure by Will Crowther and Don Woods, Roberta Williams brings a beloved favorite game into the 21st century with meticulous handcrafted art, imaginative environmental creations based on actual caverns, rendering the vast and engaging cave in fully explorable three-dimensional art.
Critical Zone (KORION, 19th Jan, $2.99) – There are other rulers sitting on planet? Time to intervene! In this local couch brawler, you and up to three friends take on the role of a ruler in order to control the planets. In order to achieve this goal, however, your fellow combatants must leave the planet – one way or another. Each of the planets will react differently during your battle. Secure the last place on our shrinking Earth, be the only one to survive the fast ride on Mercury and be the last one to not get confused on dusty Mars – because the magnificent crown only fits on one head. – Choose from over 20 historically influential figures. – Fight on 11 planets with different gameplay mechanics. – Play with up to 3 friends. – Become the number one ruler in your living room.
Cubic Light (DillyFrame, 26th Jan, £2.99) – Cubic Light is minimalistic puzzle game where you need to put blocks to activate the entire image. Grab the block, define the color if necessary, and put it into the correct place. You need to activate all the cells to complete the level. Meet a challenge every 5 levels – you need to define the color of the blocks yourself. Mind the color, number of cells and the direction of the blocks. The block should be of the same color that is the cell you place it on. Some blocks can be of no color (white) so you should color them before placing, If you messed up you can always restart the level.
Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey (Hidden Trap, 27th Jan, $15.99) – 1888. The Ripper stalks London’s streets. Play as Arthurian immortals Sir Lancelot Du Lac and Morgana Le Fey on a thrilling quest to stop history’s most infamous murderer and save the city. Team up with Whitechapel local – Mary Jane Kelly – as you explore the capital’s underbelly, meet the intriguing characters who live there, and work with them to solve the crimes. But remember, every decision you make will influence their fates.
Deep Space Shooter (Valkyrie Initiative, 20th Jan, $3.99) – An automatic station deep in the space has sent an alarm signal and then the connection disrupted. Your spaceship set off there to carry out reconnaissance. But all of a sudden you encounter huge forces of an unknown enemy. Now there’s no way back – you either defeat them or die. This game is a vertical scroll-shooter with numerous enemies and a gradually increasing level of complexity. Game’s features: – 24 original levels – 12 bosses – An endless level mode with strong enemies – Stylish 8-bit music
Demon Hunter: New Chapter (Artifex Mundi, 20th Jan, $14.99) – “Twenty years of peace came to an abrupt end, when Dawn Harlock, the last member of the mysterious order of demon hunters, has to, once again, face Archdemon Ragnar and save the world from evil. One day she recieves a call from mysterious doctor Stuart Williams, who claims to be her foster father’s long time friend. He promises valuable information about Dawn’s biological parents, that might shed some light on her eerie past shrouded in mystery. “
Elta7 (BluSped Studio, 20th Jan, $5.49) – In the future world, in order to resist the oppression of Skynet, the underground resistance army sent the intelligent flight aircraft Elta 7 to obtain the energy chip and control the energy source to destroy Skynet and make the world free again. The game is played by roguelike + demon city. It designs many operations such as weapons, equipment, chip buff, a variety of secondary weapons, weapon protection bonus and upgrade. The main weapons, secondary weapons and long-range weapons are freely combined, with complex and diverse terrain and fierce Skynet enemy.
Farming Life (Ultimate Games, 27th Jan, $9.99) – Set up your own farm and fill it with farmhouses, sheds and granaries. Build roads and design optimal fields for your crops. Choose what you want to plant or sow: apples, beets, cabbage, carrots, corn, leeks, onions, peppers, pumpkins, sunflowers, tomatoes, wheat. Remember to water them and keep them away from pests! Running a large farm will teach you how to manage finances, recruit human resources and, most importantly, take responsibility for your crops and animals. Generate profits from your farm and get resources to grow it! And remember: Two farms are better than one!
Frido (Big Way, 20th Jan, $4.99) – Frido is a simple game for kids and adults inspired by the popular arcade games of the 2000s. The player will have to take control of a robot that has fallen into the past and do everything to help him return home. As the game progresses, you will need to collect parts and solve simple puzzles
Garden of Pets (YeTa, 24th Jan, $7.19) – Welcome to Garden of Pets! In this game, you get to raise and care for your very own virtual dog in a beautiful garden setting. Choose from a variety of different breeds, including retrievers, poodles, and more, and give them a unique look with a range of customizable features. As you play, your dog will explore and play in the garden, interacting with other animals and objects. You can also feed them and play fetch to keep them active and happy. In addition to caring for your dog, you can also design and decorate your own personal garden space. Build kennels for your dogs and decorate your garden with them. Garden of Pets is a fun and engaging game for all dog lovers. So come on in and start raising your very own virtual dog!
Ginnung (Halvard Mjelde, 26th Jan, $5.00) – Ginnung is a tight platformer with simple and versatile movement for you to master. Perfect your escape in 50+ levels, and slay the monsters in your way! Set in a mysterious world of Norse spirits and Gods. Ginnung is a movement focused platformer with speed and tight controls. Run, wall jump and dash your way with speed, whilst fighting the monsters that await you. This world is not where you belong. Master the levels and movement to ultimatly escape your Ginnung with style! You can dash in any direction and will reset upon touching a wall or the ground. Gain extra dashes by bouncing off any projectiles. You can also dash towards the ground to gain a small speed boost, which will grant higher jump. Use this to find secret routes and collectibles hidden in the levels. You are hunted by the spirits of this world. Use your trusty weapon to slay all that is in your way. Including a refletion of yourself, which you will battle in intense boss fights.
Gunscape (Blowfish Studios, 1st Feb, $14.99) – Inspired by classic shooters, Gunscape takes all their most memorable elements and puts them in a toolkit to create single player and co-op campaigns or multiplayer arenas. Don’t like building stuff? Then just blast your way through hordes of monsters or duel with other players online or split-screen! Maps can also be shared, played and voted on by the whole world, so you’ll always have new levels at your fingertips! World Building The game is organised into themes taken from the entire genre of FPS games, from the early classics to the modern triple-A stealth and war shooters. Each theme set contains unique world building blocks, player models, enemies (and bosses! ), music tracks, skyboxes, special level elements (like traps and teleporters) and–of course–GUNS.
Hippo: Little Red Riding Hood (17Studio, 2nd Feb, $9.99) – Funny story for children about the fascinating adventures of the Hippo. Visit the magical world of Little Red Riding Hood with Hippo and save her Grandma from an angry Dragon. Fun tasks and colorful puzzles with coloring for kids are waiting for you! An old well-known fairy tale has been transformed and has become a modern story about a red bandana. The main villain will be an evil Green Dragon, not the old-fashioned Gray Wolf. And who is this modern Red Riding Hood? Of course this is our beloved Hippo! Let the new adventures begin!
Japanese Escape from The Room with Sturdy Door (Regista, 26th Jan, $9.99) – The 13h Japanese Escape Games 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 You wake up in a room you don’t recognize The only way in or out is blocked by a sturdy door
Kindergarten Buddy Edition (SmashGames, 21st Jan) – Kindergarten Buddy Edition brings all the fun (and Janitor attacks) of both Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2 into one unholy package! Learn to share. Help Cindy bully an innocent girl. Get other kids expelled. Take some pills. Dive into the Nugget Cave. Collect and battle Monstermon cards. Talk to the old woman who lives in the dumpster. Hide some contraband. Play dodgeball. Discover how magnets work. Help an heir oust his brother from the family empire. You know. . . all the fun things you did while you were in Kindergarten! So go on and enjoy an endless stream of terrible Mondays and Tuesdays and see if you can make some friends– I mean buddies along the way.
Last Command (Winking, 19th Jan, $14.99) – Bullet Hell x snake = A New Take on the Classic Experience! Grease up your arrow keys and stretch your fingers! Maneuver the Crawler through the enemies’ barrage of attacks and collect Data Points to deal damage! Gain special chips to enhance the Crawler as you progress, overcome intense Boss battles, and uncover the secrets of their program world. . . “Last Command” takes inspiration from the snake game, but adds two additional actions, “Dash” and “Analyze. ” Make good use of these new actions to dodge attacks and collect “Data” generated in the levels to inflict damage. There are numerous, non-repetitive battles, each with their own unique style and attack pattern ranging from dazzling screen filling barrages to obstacles that wish to overwhelm you. Each one will be a test to your ability to respond to various difficulties. Modules can be found throughout the game and grant a variety of special abilities.
Magic Klondike (Soroka Games, 21st Jan, 4.99) – Magic Klondike is a classic card game for people who love to spend time on solving puzzles. You can choose different combinations of backgrounds and card covers. Enjoy the game!
Mars Base (Freedom Games, 26th Jan, $19.99) – Welcome to Mars, adventurer! You have been selected to join the latest Mars colonization mission, establishing a permanent human presence on the enigmatic Red Planet. Your assignment is at Mars Base, located in the scenic Erebus Montes region on the Amazonis Planitia. Your job? Make sure that our nascent colony can sustain itself through agriculture. Achieve the impossible and convert the harsh Martian soil into arable land, to grow everything the colonists need to survive. If successful, you’ll mark the beginning of Human-Martian history.
– Mischief Dungeon Life – 異世界転生した俺のイタズラダンジョンライフ Janice Edition (Cyberstep, 19th Jan, $7.99) – Bishojo game released in 2020 from the brand “calcite” has been remade for the “CS Novel Club” platform. Janice Edition is a short version that includes a story focusing on “Janice,” a dragoness who hates the occult.
– Mischief Dungeon Life – 異世界転生した俺のイタズラダンジョンライフ ClaraEdition (Cyberstep, 19th Jan, $7.99) – This bishojo game released in 2020 from the brand “Calcite” has been remade for the “CS Novel Club” platform so that it can be enjoyed by people of various ages around the world. Clara. The “Clara version” is a short version that includes a story focusing on “Clara,” the female heroine of the Elven tribe.
– Mischief Dungeon Life – 異世界転生した俺のイタズラダンジョンライフ Satsuki Edition (Cyberstep, 19th Jan, $7.99) – This bishojo game released in 2020 from the brand “Calcite” has been remade for the “CS Novel Club” platform so that it can be enjoyed by people of various ages around the world. Satsuki Edition is a short version that includes a story focusing on “Satsuki,” a demoness who fell in forbidden love.
Mojito the Cat Extended Edition (RedDeerGames, 20th Jan, $9.19) – Roll into action in this quirky puzzle game. Travel the world alongside an adorable cat named Mojito or some of his new friends.
nOS new Operating System (RedDeerGames, 27th Jan, $39.99) – Engage the newest Nintendo Switch™ experience. Transform your favorite console into an amazing, and surprisingly small personal computer
Offroad Moto Bike (Pix Arts, 3rd Feb, $3.99) – Enjoy riding your moto bike on off road terrains, trying to reach the goal line of each level. You will have to face loops, brigdes, hills, jumps and all sort of obstacles. More importantly, you will have to watch carefully you gazoline consumption to make sure you don’t run out of it. Easily playable, but still much fun, Offroad Moto Bike will please at all ages.
Onion Assault (Hörberg Productions, 26th Jan, $7.99) – Classic old-school platforming action from the creator of Gunman Clive and Mechstermination Force. Defeat the evil army by throwing onions, or lifting and throwing enemies. Old-school gameplay inspired by 8-bit classics. Full 3D graphics with a unique artstyle and custom engine. 16 levels with a huge variety of different environments, obstacles, enemies and giant bosses. – Read our Onion Assault review
Party Party Time + Party Harder Pack (SAT-BOX, 20th Jan, $7.00) – It’s time to get this party started! Endless fun in a bash everyone can join! A party game with simple controls anyone can enjoy! Pass around the Joy-Con™ and play with up to six players! Experience a whole variety of intuitive, easy-to-play minigames. Try to find your new favorite! A new set with both Party Party Time and the Party Harder Pack is now available! Get ready to party everyone!
Pixel Game Maker Series Pentacore (Gotcha Gotcha, 19th Jan, $9.99) – Pentacore is a metroidvania with a focus on platforming and exploration. Use your skills and abilities to aid you through a large, cavernous, world filled with menacing creatures. Uncover a horrible mystery find a way to escape the planet. STORY: You don’t know why you’re awake now, but it’s too late for everyone else. Now you must explore a huge world with monstrous creatures lurking everywhere and uncover the mystery behind your imprisonment and hopefully get out with your skin intact.
pixelBOT EXTREME! (FusionPlay, 26th Jan, $9.99) – pixelBOT EXTREME! combines the best of side-scrolling shoot ’em ups with an innovative color-based targeting system along with pixelated graphics, bombastic sound effects, and a soundtrack by the Lo-Fi band Phonotrash that harken back to the early days of hardcore 80’s arcade games. Play as the rocket-powered pixelBOT as you shoot, fly, and dodge your way through 25 handcrafted levels while collecting orbs, weapons, and unlocking extreme challenge levels. SHOOT, DIE, RESPAWN! And most importantly. . . NEVER GIVE UP!
Poker Legends: Omaha Champions (T-Bull, 26th Jan, $9.99) – OMAHA POKER GAME Gain precious experience and make your way in poker hand rankings! Feel the real casino atmosphere and show who’s the boss in Poker World! 1. TONS OF TOURNAMENTS 2. FEEL THE EXCITING VEGAS CASINO ATMOSPHERE 3. SUPPORTED LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese!
RE:CALL (Whitehorn Digital, 17th Jan, $19.99) – Memories are malleable and changing them will modify the present. Tackle mind-bending puzzles that rely on altering your own recollections to shape the future.
Santa Claus Goblins Attack (Isaias Game Dev, 20th Jan, $9.99) – Santa Claus was preparing the list of gifts to deliver on Christmas day. During the night the reindeer were grazing and were startled by the presence of something frightening. They immediately fly off taking the sleigh full of presents with them. The next day Santa’s friend “Frozen” brings the news that an army of Goblins is attacking the planet. Without his sleigh, Santa uses his old war plane and heads towards the horde of Goblins.
Simple Mini Golf 3D (Kistler Studios, 19th Jan, $3.99) – In Simple Mini Golf 3D you experience different mini golf challenges alone or up to 4 players. Play on four different courses with an overall of 72 different holes. You only have a short amount of time? No problem, play a short 9-hole game or a full course 18-hole game. Experience a fun and challenging mini-golf game.
Startup Company Console Edition (2Awesome Studio, 26th Jan, $12.99) – Your company’s success depends on your ability to run and manage a website. You must develop and improve features while increasing hosting capacity and run marketing campaigns. The city offers you offices in all sizes and shapes. It’s up to you to select the most suitable. It’s your job to organize and decorate the office while keeping your employees happy. Your employees are a vital part of your success. As you grow, you must continue recruiting more people. Over time, your employees will start demanding more of you and the company. It’s your job to keep them happy, before your competitors send them a job offer they can’t reject! There’s no website without stable and reliable servers. As your website attracts more traffic, you’ll have to move from virtual servers to your own fully featured hosting center. The goal is obvious: become the biggest website in the industry.
Sunwards (xiaoxiao, 26th Jan, $15.00) – This game is based on some dreams that always appear during the period of fighting with depression. The impression of some dreams is fragmented and remains in the memory. Finally, they are combined to form this unique world – the dream of Black Crow. There is a devil in everyone’s heart. It’s a fantastic and sad journey. When the spirit is on the verge of collapse, it is difficult to distinguish the dream from the reality. Maybe the dream will be better and more real than the reality. Maybe the dream will be a hellish scene, which confines but protects the heart.
Syndrome Extended Edition (RedDeerGames, 23rd Jan) – Explore the doomed starship Valkenburg and save yourself. Syndrome is a sci-fi horror experience with a simple goal. Stay in the shadows and survive! In space, no one can hear you scream. EXCEPT FOR THE MONSTERS. Something from the abyss of space is kidnapping and killing the crew of the ship. And it doesn’t stop hunting. SURVIVE. The enemies are strong and they outnumber you. Unfortunately, sooner or later you will have to face them. Remember that ammunition is not easy to obtain… INSANITY Strange things start happening. Will you trust the voice in your mind? Explore the dark corridors of Valkenburg and discover the mystery behind the disappearance of your crewmates. Along the base game, you also get acces to 2 DLC: the Soundtrack and the Art Book.
THAT’S A COW Deluxe Edition (RedDeerGames, 20th Jan, $5.19) – Soar through the air and don’t get milked in this cute game. With this bundle you get a new headgear – an eggshell.
The Preschoolers: Season 1 Extended Edition (RedDeerGames, 23rd Jan, $19.19) – Join a group of adorable Preschoolers on their daily adventures. This bundle lets you try out the new whiteboard set and drawings. Preschoolers is the first Nintendo Switch™ children cartoon mixed with a color book. Listen to a story of a noisy neighbour who gets a well-deserved lesson in humility. Join the Preschoolers on a heartwarming visit to the ZOO and learn why even rowdy monkeys and huge bears need a little peace and quiet. Watch them play around with snowballs and enjoy the boons of winter.
Through the Years (BoomHits, 20th Jan, $9.99) – Through the Years takes well-known mechanics and transforms them into a breathtaking journey through time. Start out as a lonely caveman in the Stone Age and see how far the game will take you! Gather resources and build facilities that will help you survive in the hostile environment. Give it your best and soon you will find a convenient place to live for yourself! That’s when the unexpected happens… A portal appears that takes you to a different age in human history! Explore the times of Egyptians, fight for survival in the Roman Empire, try to find your luck in the Industrial Age, become an astronaut in the future… The possibilities are endless. Will you dare to try?
Trek to Yomi (Devolver Digital, 30th Jan, $19.99) – Trek to Yomi, a captivating cinematic journey from the creative partnership of Leonard Menchiari (THE ETERNAL CASTLE) and Flying Wild Hog (Shadow Warrior), will make its anticipated debut on Nintendo Switch on January 30. Experience an enchanting tale of romance, duty and death as lone swordsman Hiroki seeks to honour a vow to his dying master and protect the people he loves. A love letter to classic Japanese cinema, Trek to Yomi marries sumptuous monochromatic visuals with classic 2D combat and gentle puzzle solving to create a rich, atmospheric adventure.
Uphill Rush Water Park Racing (7Levels, 26th Jan, $9.99) – How long can you surf while you perform crazy stunts, flips, and slide through everything in your path? Master your surfing skills and bounce through roller coaster style corkscrews, loops, and more! Will you dare to try some seriously insane racing tracks? This is more than just fun in the sun in an amusement park. Do you have the skills to make it to the finish line and not wipe out? Test yourself with an epic and thrilling ride now!
VELONE (Daedalic Entertainment, 25th Jan, $9.99) – On the mysterious planet VELONE, aliens have tasked you with saving their dying home. A collision with an asteroid has disrupted the entire energy supply. Now it is your job to build and program hydraulic mechanisms that create and place valuable Velone stones, restoring power to a civilization in peril. Use logical thinking to solve difficult mechanical puzzles and come up with new and creative ways to program the Velone stones and beat every level. Enjoy the endorphin rush when constructs execute your plan flawlessly and everything slots into place in one fluid series of motions. Each solved level rewards you with new information about the planet Velone, its climate, population, technology, society and more.
Wonderland Nights: White Rabbit’s Diary (Ratalaika Games, 27th Jan, $6.99) – The four nations of Wonderland meet every year to agree on shared policies and enact their various schemes against each other. You are the White Rabbit, and your job is to organize the schedule. Every decision you make affects the destiny of Wonderland! There are personal vendettas to resolve and enchantments hidden everywhere, and did someone mention the dreaded intruder known as Alice? Each decision you make affects the destiny of Wonderland, and political intrigue is everywhere!
XPOSED SWITCHED (Mass Creation, 20th Jan, $9.99) – Draw rectangles to expose the background area. Expose enough to complete the level. Uncover dozens of unique backgrounds and unlock more level packs while mastering your skills. Simple controls, demanding levels, but a rewarding experience. This game is not easy. You’ve been warned!
Yeah! Fighting Girl (xiaoxiao, 26th Jan, $15.00) – Five girls to control, each with unique combat style. Five girls, different gameplay, different skills, different feel and combat strategies. Go to the arena to earn money, winner take all but loser take half. Take risk to get rich！Every time the girls enter the arena, they need to challenge from the first tier. If you actively leave the arena before the start of each tier, you can exchange all the chips for money and take away. The higher the tier, the higher the reward, but if the challenge fails, half of the chips will be deducted and you will be forced to leave the arena. Whether to continue to pursue higher rewards, or to give up in time, is a question.
Zodiacats (Silesia Games, 26th Jan, $2.99) – Follow the cat Catherine on her journey for the lost astrology papyri and learn more about her job as a witch’s assistant who brings good vibes to this earth! Let Catherine guide you through the zodiac wheel, showing you the features of each solar sign. You can also learn about your cat’s sign!
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!