The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe 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 Retail eShop – New Releases
Let’s Sing Queen (Koch Media, 2nd Oct, £32.98 / €39.99) – Sing alone or share the stage with your friends in compelling game modes while you follow in the footsteps of Queen, the biggest rock band ever, with the legendary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Let their music take you on a trip through different decades. Master “Bohemian Rhapsody”, challenge your friends to a “Bicycle Race” or rock out to hits like “We Will Rock You”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “I Want To Break Free” and “We Are The Champions”.
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! (ININ Games, 29th Sep, £26.99 / €29.99) – Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is a fast-paced action game where the players goal is to clear the screen of enemies by performing skillful combos with their Bazooka and an extraordinary fishing rod. Choose your fighter out of 22 iconic characters and complete the Challenge Mode with 40 stages! The stages feature moving platforms, perilous obstacles and quirky enemy sea life. Not forgetting the other players, of course! Expect multiplayer action at its very best, either in versus mode or as party fun for up to 4 players online and offline!
Switch eShop – New Releases
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Nintendo, 1st Oct) – Welcome to Super Mario Bros. … with 35 players! In this competitive online battle game, 35 players will compete to be the last Mario standing … or running. Enemies defeated will be sent to other players’ courses, but that also works the other way around! Players can activate special items to try and outpace their opponents. Super Mario Bros. 35 launches on Oct. 1 as a digital-only game exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members.* The game will be playable until March 31, 2021.
103 (£4.99 / €4.99) – Lily has never been quite like other people. Since she was a child, her wild imagination and strong memory have given her the talent to create her own home. A place in her mind away from the dangers of the world, to keep her dreams and memories safe. But during a night out with her friends, something happened. Something terrible and now her life has changed forever. Help Lily use her imagination to unlock her memories and relive the events of that night. Play through 103 simply by looking at objects to piece the story together.
Alwa’s Legacy (Elden Pixels, 29th Sep, £13.99 / €14.99) – Alwa’s Legacy is a modern retro game full of dangerous dungeons, mystic items and ancient secrets. Upgrade your magic and choose your own path in this non-linear adventure game brimming with exploration. Customized playing Choose how you want to play with our clever upgrade system – More explorative, fearless or strategic. You decide! Exploration is rewarded Leave no stone unturned! – Read our Alwa’s Legacy review
Bacon Man: An Adventure (Skymap Games, 29th Sep, £7.99 / €8.99) – Take on the role of Bacon Man, and battle through the food groups to confront those who’ve condemned him. Clear his name, and reclaim his rightful place on the Meat Throne. Features: Tougher-than-nails platforming – in air, or on foot – using the patented “Bacon Control System™”. Crush 25 levels with a friend in 2-player couch co-op mode. Choose from 4 unique characters, each with their own special abilities. Obliterate enemies with versatile fighting moves like the Sky Divider, Smash, Stinger, Ground Pound. . . each one doubles as a method of mobility! Collect experience, level up, and gain incredible new abilities through the power of tutorials! Unlock classy costumes for a sassy new look. Play through a huge and satire-rich story . . . or straight up ignore the developers’ hard work by pressing the skip button.
Birthday of Midnight (£4.99 / €4.99) – From the creators of Midnight, Midnight Deluxe, and 36 Fragments of Midnight comes another round of golf-like action fun! Everyone’s favorite fairy is back and ready to be once again launched into the sky. But as always, treacherous obstacles like spikes, circular saws, and plenty of other dangerous hazards are par for the course. To earn a perfect score you must accurately complete each level in the minimum number of strokes, providing an additional layer of challenge. Do you have the skill to swing for a hole in one?
Candy Raid: The Factory (KR Game Studios, 1st Oct, £3.99 / €4.49) – Candy Raid: The Factory is a retro top-down puzzle and exploration game. You play the candy-happy witch Candy as she uses her elemental powers to solve puzzles and unlock secrets in her never-ending quest to sate her sweet tooth. Glorious retro pixel art in a top-down adventure style. Family-friendly non-violent puzzle action and adventure. Dozens of unique puzzles punctuated by sweet, sweet rewards. Harness the power of fire, ice, and wind magic as you wander around the world. Three unique areas to explore: the lively gumdrop gardens, the fiery lava kitchens, and the secret frozen vaults.
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon (Nerd Monkeys, 30th Sep, £9.99 / €9.99) – A strange murder has occurred in the Hotel Lisbon. A man committed suicide with 14 stabs to the back, while at the same time peacefully drinking his coffee. This case, with contradictory facts, could only be solved by the amazing Detective Case and his sidekick Clown Bot.
Electronic Super Joy 2 (Hard Copy Games, 1st Oct, £9.99 / €9.99) – Electronic Super Joy 2 is a brutally hard platformer, set in a world of brain-smashing electronic music. Run, jump, smash & slice your way through a world of giant monsters, spinning lasers & secret doggos. Includes the bonus worlds of the Derp Dragon, and The Groove Wizard’s Tower, + all the content from the Gold Edition! Fight the Derp Dragon with the new ability, Sky Dagger! Climb the Groove Wizard’s Tower and face all his brand new weird monsters! New in-game music tracks, from the musicians you love! Includes full game soundtrack of 43 tracks, and more.
Farm Builder (LAN – GAMES EOOD, 1st Oct, £8.99 / €9.99) – Farm Builder is strategy puzzle board game in which you have to construct farms, roads and surround windmills and water-towers in order to score points. The game is online multiplayer and in each room can play between 2 and 5 people together. The winner is the player who manages to score the most points. To make points you have to own a completed farm, road, windmill or water tower. Good luck!
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan (£13.49 / €14.99) – When a mysterious illness befalls the queen of the Eagle Kingdom, a famous healer is summoned to Eagle Castle to examine her. The Healer’s quest takes a sudden turn when the infant prince vanishes under mysterious circumstances. The queen is accused of practicing dark magic and thrown into the prison tower. According to the kingdom’s law, sorcery is a crime punishable by death. The desperate King, believing his wife is innocent, begs the healer to find a way to exonerate the queen. The protagonist has only one day to reach the ruins of the Swan Kingdom and unravel the mystery behind the ruling family’s curse.
Hot Shot Burn (Forever Entertainment, 1st Oct, £12.14 / €13.49) – Grab some popcorn, invite up to 4 friends, and experience crazy couch battles full of ridiculous flukes and insane skill shots. Can’t invite friends to come over? No problem! Just set up a game night and seamlessly play online. Pick your hero, from an ass-whooping space wrestler to deadly moth assassin and one very confused fluffy alien. Each character has unique skills and playstyles, so find your match and get ready to explode your friends and loved ones for a galactic audience of screaming fans. It’s showtime! Fight and die in front of a live studio audience as you take part in the ultimate gladiator battles. The audience cheers! The commentator makes fun of your tights! A good time is had by all!
Liege Dragon (KEMCO, 1st Oct, £12.14 / €13.49) – With Abigore, the Evil Dragon, coming back to life, the kingdom of Blaze was thrown into confusion. Yuran who has lost his memory witnesses a village being destroyed, and heads for the capital hoping to find something he could do in this time of destruction. Here begins an adventure to find the Dragon Tools of the Three Heroes, to confront the revived dragon and bring peace to the world! Engage with hordes of monsters in turn-based battles, and make use of Sorcery Stones to learn skills! Attack enemies as a team using Unison triggered by the bonds between the allies. There are even more to enjoy in this magical adventure, such as various quests, weapons to upgrade, and a monster guide to complete!
Logic Puzzle Collection: Sudoku – Permudoku – Nonodoku (£0.89 / €0.99) – Logic Puzzle Collection is a puzzle game that offers three distinct styles of logic puzzles. In the Sudoku mode, the player is tasked to fill out a 9 x 9 field with numbers from 1 to 9, such that each row, each column and each 3 x 3 sub-field contains exactly one occurance of each of the numbers 1 to 9. Permudoku is a variation of the classic Sudoku puzzle, where instead of numbers, colours have to be placed on a 9 x 9 in such a way that each colour appears exactly once in each column, row and 3 x 3 sub-field.
Macbat 64 (£1.79 / €1.99) – Embark on a journey with the lovable bat Macbat, as he ventures through 9 colourful platforming levels to obtain the keys to the water factory to restore water production. Featuring a playful artstyle reminiscent of the 64-bit era, Macbat 64 will fly right to the hearts of all 90s platformer fans.
Make a Killing (£4.99 / €4.99) – Make a killing is an emotional andconfronting, anxiety provoking single-player survival horror game. Played in a first-person perspective, the player takes on the role of protagonist Cole, a man that travels to unhallowed grounds in hopes of saving his brother Jace. Crippled by debt, Jace has been blinded by the pursuit of payout collecting untouched gold deposits, only to fall into the hands of accursed mass murderer Ira King. Despite his noble intentions, Cole has become ensnared in a game of cat and mouse with Ira in an arrangement that will bring about the end.
MindSeize (First Press Games, 30th Sep, £15.29 / €16.99) – Fast-paced combat and extensive exploration awaits, inspired by a wide range of Metroidvania-classics! Private investigator M. C. Fox is chasing a dangerous criminal organization called The Ascended on unexplored planets, who appear to seize minds of various strong-willed individuals across the universe. A confrontation between M. C. and their leader severely injured him, leaving the investigator crippled and the mind of his daughter seized. This leaves him with little but one choice: Hunting down the leaders of The Ascended with the help of his trusted crew and a robotic body called MAG: The Mind-Action-Gear!
Nubarron: The adventure of an unlucky gnome (Ultimate Games, 1st Oct, £6.87 / €7.64) – Gnome, one of the merry and lucky inhabitants of the forest, lost his lucky hat. This unfortunate event turns out to be a little bit more important than it may seem at plain sight. Gnome’s hat was the source of his luckiness and with it gone an unpredictable thing happened. The stormy Cloud formed on top of Gnome taking the place of his hat. Gnome wanted his luck back. And so, a Shakespearean drama began…
Orangeblood (PLAYISM, 1st Oct, £15.09 / €16.79) – It’s the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe – and it’s awesome! Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off the various faces of the island. Let yourself go to the subtropical sun, and the sound of the waves, and let some real deep cuts and unknown classics of 1990s hiphop take you away.
Powertris (No Gravity Games, 1st Oct, £3.59 / €3.99) – Powertris is a tribute to logical classic games. By placing blocks, the player must pay attention to whether both sides of the system are connected with the sockets on the edges of the screen. During the game, the player will have to make quick decisions as well as use special blocks.
Projection: First Light (Blowfish Studios, 29th Sep, £12.79 / €14.39) – Projection: First Light follows the adventures of Greta, a girl living in a mythological shadow puppet world, as she embarks on a journey of self-enlightenment with the assistance of legendary heroes from each culture she explores. Accompanied by atmospheric visuals and an ethereal soundtrack made with antique instruments used for shadow puppet performances, Projection: First Light takes players on an inclusive voyage through the history of shadow puppets as it evolves through Indonesia, China, Turkey, Greece, and 19th century England.
Quell (£5.99 / €6.99) – Quell has been critically-acclaimed for its 80+ levels of ingenious gameplay, gorgeous art style, and haunting soundtrack. The objective is simple: slide a droplet around a layout of obstacles, traps and pathways, until you have collected all the pearls. Underneath this simple gameplay lies a world of intricacy! Quell’s appeal lies in its gentle, soothing mood, which makes it a great way to unwind. Try Quell today, and fall in love with this enchanting experience. . .
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion (Ocean Media, 1st Oct, £8.99 / €9.99) – Your extraordinary gift is also your biggest curse. It is a burden you must bare. The ability to see things others cannot is an unbelievable challenge and responsibility. And evil never sleeps. Evil is never far away. He who has many names, has awakened again – hungry for victory and power. Can you pass the test and prove you are the one who will defend mankind when judgment day comes? But remember, fear is your worst enemy! Never let him see your fear! He will use it against you and everything will be lost! Dive into an alternative dimension alive with ghosts and demons in Red Crow Mysteries: Legion – a dark and thrilling puzzle, adventure game!
Rogue Company (Hi-Rez Studios, 30th Sep) – Rogue Company is the third-person tactical action shooter that puts the fate of the world in your hands. Suit up as one of the elite agents of Rogue Company, each with their own individual set of skills, and go to war in a variety of different game modes. Download and play FREE now! Rogue Company is action packed with no shortage of weapons, gadgets, and style. The mission starts now. Save the Day, Look Good, Get Paid. – Read our Rogue Company review
Shmubedi Boo (Dmytro Derybas, 1st Oct, £8.99 / €9.99) – Trouble has occurred in the lands of Shmubedi Boo! An evil rabbit stole supplies of apples from the inhabitants of the city. Help stop the villain and bring the stolen apples home. It’s more fun together. Play with your friends on the same screen. Who will defeat all the bosses and save the inhabitants of Shmubedi Boo? Real hardcore. 100+ levels of increasing difficulty, 5 unique bosses, tons of bonuses, traps and monsters await you on your way. Majestic heroes. 7 heroes to choose from. Try to play for each of them. Apple shop. Would you like to buy yourself a hat or an ice bomb to freeze your friend? No problem! In our apple shop, your hero can even buy a life for himself, if you have enough apples, of course. Purgatory of Heroes. Try your luck in the purgatory to cheat death itself.
Smoots World Cup Tennis (©JanduSoft2020, 1st Oct, £7.64 / €8.49) – Customize your appearance! Create your Smoot with your own style, and chose amongst lots of fashion complements and accessories. Prepare for a hard season Beat the 66 tournaments in the World Circuit to be the top 1 in the SMOOT ranking. Defeat all your opponents and be a reference! Improve your skills while playing. The opponents are tough and you must be prepared. During the season, you will be able to unlock different funny mini games, letting you improve your skills. Improve your skills by playing different mini games around the world. Play local multiplayer games with your friends, up to 4 players.
The Last Days (Ocean Media, 1st Oct, £8.99 / €9.99) – Can you defeat the enemy and save the earth? An ancient enemy returns and the fate of the world is in your hands when you play The Last Days. Learn about the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle, and discover clues left by advanced civilizations eons ago. You’re long overdue for a vacation, so you head out to the Bahamas looking for the refreshment of sun, sea, and sand. Your diving excursions reveal mysterious artifacts strangely out of place. Can you piece together the clues in time?
Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ (Sekai Games, 30th Sep, £26.99 / €29.99) – What is Undead Darlings? Journey with a crew of half-zombie girls as you crawl through dungeons, beating up twisted creatures that were born from the fall of society in fast-paced turn-based RPG combat, and ultimately deliver the only known cure for what ails your party members to a place where it can be mass produced! Story driven portions of the game contain a multitude of branching dialogue paths that, based on the choices you make, gives deeper insight into the different characters, while the RPG portion of the game uses a familiar but refined turn-based battle system with unique twists. Both of these gameplay features are contained within a first-person perspective dungeon crawler with dungeons built like mazes and filled with traps and hidden paths. Story Reginald “Reggie” P. – Read our Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ review
Unlock The King 3 (QUByte Interactive, 29th Sep, £0.89 / €0.99) – New sequel of the successful Unlock The King, now with 3D boards based on Rubik’s Cubes. An originally designed puzzle game inspired by Chess. Featuring: Brand new gameplay mechanics based on the Rubik’s cube;Originally designed concept, including electronic board, lightning-fast piece movements, trigger buttons and movable -parts;50 originally design levels;Original soundtrack;Designed for Unlock The King fans and newcomers alike.
WARSAW (Crunching Koalas, 1st Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) – In a city besieged by enemy forces, the only hope for freedom is to stand up and fight with everything you have. Muster every able body to join the Uprising, loot and salvage what you can to arm your resistance and take on the overwhelming enemy forces that dared invade your home.
Ys Origin (DotEmu, 1st Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) – Enter the World of Ys and discover one of the greatest japanese A-RPG of all time. Following a devastating demonic invasion, the twin Goddesses use their magic to bring the inhabitants of legendary Ys safely into the sky. While the demons work to construct Devil’s Tower and reach the humans’ new abode, the Goddesses disappear. As a mighty warrior or a cunning mage, you must seek the Goddesses in Devil’s Tower. With your swordsmanship and spells, can you banish evil from the land of your ancestors? – Read our Ys Origin review
Switch eShop – Demos
Switch eShop – Pre-Orders
Switch eShop – Special Offers
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
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