Nintendo Switch owners will be able to hit the road with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim beginning this week. Even though Bethesda’s massive RPG adventure is more than five years old, the fact that it’s now available to download from the Nintendo eShop is still exciting news.
Another diverse batch of games for the Switch will also available to download this week, including a food-based monster battler (Battle Chef Brigade… out November 20), a racing simulation (Gear Club Unlimited… out November 21), and a side-scrolling shooter from Two Tribes (Rive: Ultimate Edition… out now).
3DS owners will also have something new to play this week with the launch of Pokemon UltraSun Pokemon UltraMoon on November 17. Based on last year’s Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, they’ll be the last mainline Pokemon games to appear on the 3DS. Finally this week, the River City Ransom franchise returns on November 21 with the release of River City: Rival Showdown.
You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop (including a few Wii U games) after the break.
Nintendo Download: Battle the Dragons of Skyrim Wherever You Go [Press Release]
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an open-world masterpiece where you can be anyone and do anything. And now, with the power of the Nintendo Switch system, you can play it anywhere – at home or on the go. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim brings to life a complete virtual world for you to explore any way you choose, including features new to this version of the game like using motion controls and outfits and gear from compatible Legend of Zelda series Amiibo figures.
Battle Chef Brigade – In the fantasy realm of Victusia, the members of the elite Battle Chef Brigade are revered for their ability to skillfully take down monsters and transform their kills into delicious cuisine. But being a part of the Brigade isn’t easy: Chefs from across Victusia must vie for their spot in a high-stakes competition. Follow two contestants, Mina and Thrash, as their journeys through the tournament unfold. In order to become a Brigadier you’ll need to hunt monsters with combo-based attacks and prepare your freshly caught ingredients in puzzle-based cooking challenges to serve up winning dishes to the judges – all while the round clock ticks down. The Battle Chef Brigade game will be available on Nov. 20.
Karvnov’s Revenge – Karnov’s Revenge is a fighting game released by Data East in 1994. Thirteen combatants have once again gathered to compete in the Great Grapple. The Weak Point system allows for enjoyable and deep combat.
Antiquia Lost – Antiquia Lost is a fantasy RPG featuring beautiful 2D turn-based battles. Become the master of the battlefield by using the characteristics of the three tribes, Fai, Ruta and Eeth. The half-slime heroine, Lunaria, eats gems to grow and even mimic monsters’ powerful attacks. Customize the heroine as you wish to deal with strong enemies!
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today – Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today tells the story of Michael, a man with no past, who must recover his identity and decode the two events that brought the world to the edge of collapse. The first one is the so-called “Great Wave,” an inexplicable chain of natural disasters. The second is a pandemic that has turned humans into “the Dissolved,” infected beings with special cognitive powers whose sick bodies will eventually dissolve into blood. If Michael doesn’t hurry, he won’t be able to avoid the impending moment of “dead synchronicity” when Time itself starts to dissolve. Available Nov. 21
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal – This is Ginger: Beyond The Crystal. The towns are devastated and their inhabitants disappeared, but there is still hope. Ginger must reestablish the connection with the goddess by purifying corrupted crystals that have spread throughout the worlds. It won’t be easy; the worlds are full of enemies and traps across 15 different levels. Luckily, you will not be alone. Some characters will give you special abilities that will help you solve puzzles and defeat your enemies. There are three different worlds to discover, each one with its own enemies and incredibly fun bonus levels to test your skills. Available Nov. 17
Green Game: TimeSwapper – You are a master of time. You can set it to past, present and future. Use this power to help a mechanical bird complete its extremely important mission of collecting the knowledge about a mysterious green world. This is not an easy task, as the bird moves on its own, and you cannot stop it. Control time to activate and deactivate various mechanisms, to make sure the bird reaches the cage without dying. Available Nov. 17
Lumo – A modern take on the long-lost isometric platform genre, Lumo can be enjoyed by anyone looking for an absorbing, challenging and rewarding adventure. But for those who lived through the golden age of videogames – the 80s and early 90s – or know about the games and culture from that time, layer upon layer of nods, winks and touches to those times help build upon an experience that’s as heart-warming as it is exciting!
Xenoraid – Xenoraid is an exciting shooter game with classic action and modern features. Intercept the alien threat in missions that play out differently every time. Pilot skillfully to line up devastating bursts of fire. Switch between four fighters during combat to bring in the best weapons for each situation. Upgrade, repair and enhance your squadron between missions. Bring down huge alien capital ships in hectic bossfights. Put your skills to the ultimate test in three endless survival missions with online leaderboards! Available Nov. 17
Gear Club Unlimited – For the first time on Nintendo Switch, drive through an authentic world of cars with Gear Club Unlimited. Get behind the wheel of the most incredible cars from the most prestigious manufacturers. Race through over 400 challenging races. Learn to master the controls of the world’s fastest supercars and collect them in your garage: you can customize and tune them across the numerous workshops, then take them to the race track for the win! Available Nov. 21
Rive: Ultimate Edition – Pilot your spider tank as it runs, jumps and shoots its way through hordes of mechanical enemies on land, underwater, in zero gravity and even on a moving train. Rive is a modern ode to classic shooters, pumping megapixels at a deliciously smooth 60 frames per second! Available Nov. 17
Superbeat: Xonic – Experience Superbeat: Xonic, the new music game sensation! Play your way through 68 unique songs and unlocks tons of hidden rewards and items! Available Nov. 21
VVVVVV – It’s the game that’ll have you walking on the ceiling and looking up at the floor! VVVVVV is a challenging 2D action/platformer with one deceptively simple gameplay mechanic: Without the ability to jump, Captain Viridian must rely on inverting gravity to advance through hundreds of rooms and solve the puzzles he encounters therein. Available Nov. 17
MXGP 3 – Experience all the adrenaline of Motocross with the official Championship’s only videogame! MXGP3: The Official Motocross Videogame offers the most involving game experience ever, with completely new gameplay. Race on 18 official tracks and in the MXoN with all riders and bikes from the 2016 MXGP and MX2 seasons and be the first to experience the thrill of riding one of the 10 2-strokes available! Render your rider and your bike unique, with more than 300 official components for a complete customisation! Available Nov. 21
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Pokemon UltraSun / Pokemon UltraMoon – A new light shines on the Alola region! Take on the role of a Pokemon Trainer and unravel the mystery of the Legendary Pokemon Necrozma’s two new forms: Dusk Mane Necrozma in the Pokemon UltraSun game and Dawn Wings Necrozma in the Pokemon UltraMoon game. You can encounter and battle 400+ Pokemon, including new forms. A brand-new showdown awaits!
River City: Rival Showdown – Mystery is afoot once again for Kunio and his River City pals! One night, Kunio is attacked by two mysterious individuals. On top of that, Riki’s girlfriend has disappeared, and it’s up to Kunio to find out the truth! Kunio has just three days to unravel the mystery, and he’ll need your help to take down all who stand in his way! Available Nov. 21
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Break In – Gather up to four players for an authentic game of pool right in your own home! Choose from six billiards games, such as 9 Ball, Rotation, and Carom (a game played without pockets). Use Simulation mode to calculate the perfect shot, or select Action mode and check out what went wrong with your missed shots. With all that to choose from, Break In gives players–from beginners to experts–all the elements necessary to enjoy a great game of pool!
Salamander – Pilot the Vic Viper through six stages of intense action, alternating between horizontally and vertically scrolling environments, and take on wave after wave of enemies. Destroy particular enemies throughout the game to release power-up capsules and equip your ship with your choice of more powerful weapons, extra speed, and shields.