There’s one more big game coming to the Switch this year… and Nintendo’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available to download beginning tomorrow. The epic RPG closes out a huge first year for Nintendo’s newest console, and fans of the franchise can’t wait to explore the strange land of Alrest.
Other Switch games available to download this week include Serial Cleaner, a 70s-set crime scene cleanup simulator; Syberia 2, a Switch re-release of the classic adventure game; and Nine Parchments, a spellcasting action game from Frozenbyte.
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: The World of Alrest Awaits… [Press Release]
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Lost in a sea of clouds, entire civilizations rest on the backs of Titans. As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex – and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends. Each Titan hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife and diverse regions to explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for treasure, secret paths and creatures to battle and index. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be available on Dec. 1.
Nine Parchments – Nine Parchments is a co-op blast-’em-up game of magic mayhem. The game combines real-time spell-shooting action with RPG elements. Level up your character and collect magical loot, filling your wardrobe with myriad wizard hats and powerful staves. The Nine Parchments game launches on Dec. 5.
Opus: The Day We Found Earth – Dive into a boundless galaxy as you go on a heartfelt adventure! Help our little robot, Emeth, fulfill a centuries-old promise of finding Earth to save mankind. Step into a spaceship, and operate a deep space telescope to find out what lies beyond the boundless, unexplored outer space.
Traverse USA – Traverse USA is a racing game released by Irem in 1983. Hop on a motorcycle and ride across America, avoiding cars as you head to your goal of New York City. A variety of obstacles await off-road and on, so utilize all your techniques as you participate in this race.
Serial Cleaner – Step into the polished shoes of The Cleaner, a professional crime scene cleaner for the mob. There’s no business like the cleaning business, and right now business is booming. Sneak around crime scenes avoiding detection from the guarding cops as you vacuum up blood, hide bodies and remove evidence in this 70’s styled, fast paced, 2D action/stealth game.
Caveman Warriors – Jump back in time and free your inner caveman. Smash heads in this cooperative platformer game. Play solo or team up with up to four players. Available Dec. 5
World Heroes – World Heroes is a fighting game that was originally released by SNK in 1992. Eight characters based on historical celebrities such as Hattori Hanzo and Rasputin will fight each other to become the world’s strongest champion. In addition to the Normal mode, a Deathmatch Mode featuring various stages full of traps awaits you for merciless battles!
Syberia 2 – After crossing Europe from west to east, Kate Walker finally found Hans Voralberg and got him to sign the papers approving the sale of the automaton factory. An improbable pair, Kate Walker and the eccentric old Hans Voralberg set forth in search of a forgotten world, home to the last legendary mammoths of Siberia. Hans and Kate continue the impossible undertaking that Hans had begun several years before, and their courage and perseverance take them through a range of hostile environments. Yet what lies ahead goes far beyond the limits of the imagination…
Mujo – Mujo is a unique puzzle game with features that cannot be found in any other game. Let’s start collecting tiles and erase them all to attack monsters!
Star Ghost – A Metagon war fleet has been detected at the outer perimeter. Patrol 12 star systems in the most advanced star fighter ever built. Navigate the perilous fragments of exploding planets, survive intense asteroid fields and dogfight with deadly Sentinel ships as you defend against the relentless onslaught of the formidable Metagon empire. Blast your way through beautiful neon star systems with dynamic level generation for a different experience every time.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Draw a Stickman Epic 2 – Imagination is the key, as you enter a magical storybook land full of mystery and wonder, unusual creatures and enigmatic puzzles! Create your own original stickman and then watch it come to life in Draw a Stickman Epic 2! Challenge yourself to unlock every secret, collect every drawing and share your creativity with the world!
Battle Lode Runner – Gold funds have been stolen from the Time Machine Research Center, and the group responsible used a time machine to escape and hide the gold throughout time. The center sends an elite team of “Runners” to go and retrieve the gold. This upgraded edition to the famous Lode Runner series includes a five-player versus mode.
Bomberman ’93 – Bomberman ’93 is the exciting, powered-up version that followed the original Bomberman! With six rounds, each containing eight stages, the single-player Normal Mode provides all the fun you can handle in its 48 different stages! Blast all of your enemies and find the hidden exit within the time limit to progress to the next stage. The “Kick” function appears for the first time in this version of Bomberman, and you can really start using cunning tactics in your game play! Make the most of the traps and the new items to beat the game with a perfect record!