This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new games for Nintendo Switch as well as plenty of discounts across all platforms.
Nintendo Switch Demos
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Trial Version, Capcom (available Friday 25th June): A new adventure awaits you in this second installment of the turn-based RPG series set in the world of Monster Hunter! Will your special bond with these monsters bring hope or destruction? Become a Rider and form bonds with friendly monsters to fight alongside them as you take part in an epic story.
Nintendo Switch Games
#1 Crosswords Bundle, Eclipse Games (available Friday 25th June): 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 Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories, Tesura Games (available Wednesday 30th June): A Tale of Synapse is a cross of platformer and puzzle game melting abstract art and sciences. Use the universe rules and all the element that compose it to help Synapsians to openminded. Discover an incredible and colorful story with Sci and Néro, two heroes, who cooperate to evolve in this oneiric world based on Math’s’ logics rules. The original soundtrack will immerse you in the universe of Hemeide.
Anna’s Quest, Daedalic Entertainment (available Wednesday 30th June): Dragons, witches, trolls… No one can stop Anna. With her telekinesis, unorthodox use of torture instruments, a knack for improvisation and the help of a shady fox she just makes her way. She communes with the dead, shuts off the local taverns beer supply and gets old ladies behind bars…
Arcade Archives SEICROSS, Hamster Corporation: SEICROSS is a shooting game released by Nichibutsu in 1984. Taking place in an interstellar city, drive your bike, GILGIT, and rescue Petrimen while avoiding attacks. Enemy bikes can be defeated by bodily hitting them to knock them over or into walls and other objects on the terrain. Use these tactics in combination with beams to fight.
Arcade Space Shooter 2 in 1, QUByte Interactive: In Space War Infinity, evolve your ship as you advance and level up in the game. Unlock more than 20 different upgrades and weapons during the game. Defeat 5 bosses ready to spray you. Endless game! After completing all the missions, try to move up in rank by facing waves of enemies created in real time.
Arkan: The Dog Adventurer, Sometimes You (available Wednesday 30th June): A unique explosive mixture of platformer and arkanoid! Hit the ball! Move around, jump! Smash the bricks! Destroy the enemies! Destroy everything destroyable! Dodge enemy shells and attack in response, the ever-growing complexity will not let you get bored. Walk through a huge number of levels using your accuracy and reaction.
Bakumatsu Renka SHINSENGUMI, D3Publisher: The classic otome game Bakumatsu Renka SHINSENGUMI is now more beautiful and easier to play than ever! This is a romance game for women where you become the first female soldier in the Shinsengumi, fight alongside the other soldiers, and fall in love. Experience historical battles alongside the likes of Kondo, Hijikata, and Okita.
Bocce, Pix Arts (available Saturday 26th June): Ultra-realistic physics, beautiful sceneries and different balls with their own characteristics make Bocce the most realistic Bocce/Petanque simulation available on Shop.
CarX Drift Racing Online, CarX Technologies: CarX Drift Racing Online provides a unique experience handling sports cars with simple and the intuitive control. If you like drifting, prepare to spend hours playing and enjoying this game. Use the handbrake to send your car sideways. Paint donuts burning tires. Cut through clouds of smoke on high speed.
Cube Blast: Match, isTom Games: Cube Blast will challenge even the most reputable puzzle solvers with a mind bending 3D twist on the classic color blast formula. Push your spatial thinking abilities to their limits, as you solve increasingly complex puzzles on a 3D tower of colorful blocks, with new and exciting mechanical twists popping up, just when you thought you saw all the game has to offer. If you are not yet convinced: there are also aliens, and explosions!
Cyber Hook, Graffiti Games: Cyber Hook is a fast-paced, 3D platformer that has you using parkour skills and a grappling hook to scale and ride walls, while fighting enemies and blasting blocks with a finger laser gun. Hurtle forward in a vibrant retrowave environment to test parkour abilities, but be careful, because one missed jump can mean life or death.
Destroy All Humans!, THQ Nordic (available Tuesday 29th June): The cult-classic returns! Terrorize the people of 1950’s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest their DNA and bring down the US government in the faithful remake of the legendary alien invasion action adventure. Annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities. Reduce their cities to rubble with your flying Saucer! One giant step on mankind!
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, NIS America (available Tuesday 29th June): The first new Disgaea game in six years is here! Meet Zed, a zombie that has risen above them all except one – a God of Destruction! Can a mere Netherworld zombie rise up and destroy a god? Find out in the newest installment of the Disgaea series! Features such as Super Reincarnation, 3D visuals (a first for this series) and adjustable gameplay settings make this the perfect game for both new and old Disgaea fans.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!, Serenity Forge (available Wednesday 30th June): Welcome to a terrifying world of poetry and romance! In this critically acclaimed, psychological horror story, write poems for your crush and erase any mistakes along the way to ensure your perfect ending. Now’s your chance to discover why Doki Doki Literature Club is one of the most beloved psychological horror games of the decade! You play as the main character, who reluctantly joins the Literature Club in search of a romantic interest. With every poem you write and every choice you make, you’ll charm your crush and begin to unfold the horrors of school romance. Do you have what it takes to crack the code of dating sims and get the perfect ending?
Dunk Lords, Story Fort: Dunk Lords is a two-on-two basketball beat ’em up featuring over-the-top special moves, devastating dunks, and game-changing equipment. Choose from 20 of the baddest ballers around, each with unique special attacks and abilities, and do battle on a variety of hazard-filled courts.
Empire of Angels IV, eastasiasoft: For the first time since the series began in 1993, Empire of Angels arrives on console! As the latest entry in the storied tactical RPG franchise, this updated edition of Empire of Angels IV features lush 3D graphics, strategic turn-based combat and a huge cast of gorgeous female characters.
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek, Artifex Mundi (available Friday 25th June): Imagine waking up after a powerful storm as the sun goes down. You find yourself just outside a small town on the side of the road. A shiver runs down your spine as your body remembers the recent dramatic events that your mind cannot or will not recall…
Farm For Your Life, Secret Item Games: Your community was taken down by a heavy storm which caused an apocalypse and unleashed the living dead. Together with the other survivors, it is your task to rebuild and to allow that sustainable life can still be assured. Cultivate your farm and manage your restaurant to provide food and deal with all the zombies.
Kirakira Stars Idol Project Nagisa, Edia: After their first live performance, Nobuyuki and Ai have a fateful encounter with the top idol, Nagisa Yukihiro. Six months later. With Miwako’s kindness, Nobuyuki and his friends attend a joint lesson with Uesugi Productions, a long-established entertainment production company. While getting involved with Nagisa through joint lessons, it is decided that an idol festival – DivaFes – will be held, but…
Legend of Mana, Square Enix: The HD remaster of Legend of Mana is out now on the Nintendo Switch system. Set off on a journey to find the mystical Mana Tree seen in a dream, before discovering … the world map is empty! During your travels, you’ll acquire special artifacts. Place these artifacts wherever you’d like on the map to bring towns and dungeons to life and advance the story. Meet a colorful cast of characters, square off against fearsome monsters and complete quests in the vast world of Fa’Diel. Not only has the music been rearranged for this remaster, but you can also alternate between the new and original soundtrack.
Loopindex, Ratalaika Games (available Friday 25th June): It’s time to explore the virtual land of Loopindex! Its vast, uncharted lands are full of puzzles to solve! Play alone, or team up with a robo-friend, and use logic and timing to clear each area. The difficulty will test your ingenuity as you explore the unique “loop mechanic” at the core of the gameplay loop.
Mario Golf: Super Rush, Nintendo (available Friday 25th June): Hit the green with up to four players locally or online and golf with friends from the Super Mario series like Mario, Peach, Yoshi and more! Modes range from Standard Golf to the energetic Speed Golf and an exciting Golf Adventure. Simple motion or button controls make it easy for both new players and seasoned pros to drive and putt.
Mighty Aphid, ChiliDog Interactive (available Monday 28th June): His famous father is aging. His mother is dying. And his big sister is on the moon. So it is up to Avery «Aphid» Cavor to stop the villainous Lady Bug from wrecking the town of Victoria with her horde of monsters! Mighty Aphid by Cascadia Games — instant 2D classics filled with easter eggs, quotes and references from the popular platforming games of the past!
Onirike, BadLand Publishing (available Tuesday 29th June): Onirike is an original 3D adventure, puzzle and platformer video game which takes place in an intricate open world, designed with a non-linear narrative and presented with a peculiar audio-visual aesthetic. Throughout the game, the player will take the role of Prieto, a strange being unaware of his own nature, but who has the rare ability to become invisible. Exploration, stealth and cultivating gypsophila flowers will be key to unveiling the story of Prieto and the orb in which he lives.
Pixel Game Maker Series ISEKAI QUARTET Adventure:Action Game, Gotcha Gotcha Games: A great adventure in a mysterious world! Lead 5 characters to victory! Pain and pleasure abound in this jumping action game! Take control of Albedo, Megumin, Emilia, Tanya, and Raftaria, and conquer all 18 stages! The first Isekai Quartet action game for Nintendo Switch!
Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire, eastasiasoft: The classic card game of solitaire, one that countless players know and have used to tease their brains and pass the time, gets an alluring twist as 10 Pretty Girls accompany and challenge you. Succeed in clearing rounds and you’ll be rewarded with new outfits for your lovely companions. Once they’re unlocked, you can also view them in the Dressing Room mode.
Promesa, Fantastico Studio (available Friday 25th June): Promesa is a personal project born from a family conversation, where you wander through dreams and memories emerging from a dialogue between a grandfather and his grandchild. While listening to someone trying to remember their experiences, past and present blend together, forming a stream of images that are both personal and shared. From memories of homes and streets to surreal visions of imaginary places, Promesa is a contemplative experience about what happens when we’re left dreaming of the things we haven’t lived firsthand.
Puzzle Pipes, Digital Game Group: Help Plumber Gina fixing leaks by matching the pipe ends to form a water line to the valves. Wait too long and you will flood the house! Different themes to choose from with three sets of difficulty.
Sakura Succubus 3, Gamuzumi: Ogasawara Hiroki was a normal man until he, by chance, learns that many members of Japan’s elite are actually succubi. And, what’s more, there’s something about his scent which makes them attracted to him. Now an encounter with a woman from his past can change everything. This woman introduces herself as Yue, the succubus queen. She intends to whisk Hiroki away to the succubus realm to keep him for her own.
Side B, Bold Pixel: Find yourself back in 1998 in Poznań, Poland. You are a time traveler, Johnny, who wants to move into the present time, but who knows… how? Play and find out. Solve interesting puzzles, enjoy relaxing music, and have a great time like in old times.
Sky: Children of the Light, thatgamecompany (available Tuesday 29th June): From the award-winning creators behind Journey and the highly acclaimed Flower comes a ground-breaking, free-to-play social adventure that is set to warm your hearts. Welcome to the enchanting world of Sky! Hold hands and take flight in an unforgettable adventure with loved ones. Explore the seven realms of this beautifully animated kingdom with other players, where compassion, community and wonder greet you at each turn. In Sky, we arrive as the Children of the Light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to return fallen Stars to their constellations.
Summer Paws, Silesia Games: Summer days, warm rain, magical nights! Sleeping kittens are hidden well. Can you find them?
Super Cable Boy, Sebastian Lieb: Super Cable Boy is a retro inspired platformer, where you are playing a sentient handheld gaming system with a power cord. Collect game cartridges to become more powerful and take on your quest to defeat “the Glitch”, an entity that 1▧01☠011‱☣[ERROR]⌀▧ ..
Sweet Sugar Candy, Pix Arts (available Friday 25th June): Explore a beautiful world full of candy. Develop your skills in an hundred of well-designed levels, while collecting and using power-ups wisely. Match and crush three or more of the same candies to complete levels, using special candies where possible! You’ll find more fun in this game than in any other Match game!
The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos – Chicken Edition, Plug In Digital: They are clumsy, inexperienced and feisty but…they’ll have to endure each other’s company to get the dungeon’s treasure. However, a feeling of déjà-vu quickly arises… Guide this team of unlikely heroes in an adventure full of humor and chaos! The Naheulbeuk universe is an original creation by French author John Lang. It started as a very popular audio comedy series parodying role-playing games and heroic fantasy tropes. Now the story is available in English and as a video game for the first time!
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Activision (available Friday 25th June): Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater & Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol, Disney Interactive (available Tuesday 29th June): The cult classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors and its sequel make their long awaited return in Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol! Play these classics from the golden age of 16-bit gaming with new enhancements and never before seen museum features.