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
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy (£49.99 / €59.99) – This story takes place three years after the events of the previous game “Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout,” and depicts the reunion of Ryza and her friends, who go through new encounters and goodbyes to discover a true priceless treasure. The Story Three years have passed since Ryza’s secret grand adventure on Kurken Island. Ryza, the only member of her group to remain on the island, receives a letter from her friend telling her about ruins that may be related to alchemy, along with a mysterious request involving a glowing stone. – Read our Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy review
Switch eShop – New Releases
Bonkies (£10.39 / €11.99) – Bonkies is a jolly party game about cooperation, space construction and the joys of colonising the solar system as a team of monkeys. You and your prime mates will be tasked with raising all sorts of quirky constructions on distant planets, by stacking blocks so they fit a given outline. To do so, you will have to team up with other space faring animals and master the use of your trusty apequipment – a banana-fuelled jetpack and a powerful robo-arm.
Burn! SuperTrucks (£7.19 / €7.99) – The championship regulations in the « SuperTrucks » mode require you to get over large metal ramps at different strategic points, where control and anticipation in each jump are essential to ranking among the best drivers. Compete in championship mode on different tracks, located and designed throughout the entire USA. Drive from north to south, from the coast to the highest peaks. Win the gold cup and raise it over your head at each of them.
Caves and Castles: Underworld (£4.49 / €4.99) – Find adventure beyond your imagination and riches untold as you descend into the caves beneath an ancient castle! Match gems to remove obstacles, collect keys to unlock new passages and build your strength as fast as you can to break through barriers in Caves and Castles: Underworld, a sometimes relaxing, sometimes heart-racing match-three game! Above ground, you’ll become wrapped up in a quest to rebuild a castle and its grounds – only something strange is preventing you from achieving your goal!
Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space (KEMCO, 28th Jan, £24.29 / €26.99) – Citizens Unite! : Earth x Space includes “Citizens of Earth”, where the rookie Vice President and fellow Citizens investigate the strange mysteries cropping up all over Earth, and “Citizens of Space” where the Earth’s new Ambassador embarks on a journey to find the missing Earth with the help of Citizens across the galaxy. This time the two adventures have united with brand-new elements. Recruit 88 Citizens with unique abilities to save the Earth in both time-periods!
Colossus Down (Mango Protocol, 28th Jan, £14.99 / €17.99) – Nika has just finished the first phase of her plan to destroy everything that isn’t cool: the construction of a combat mecha called MechaNika. There’s no time to lose, so join Nika, get your hands on MechaNika’s controls and demolish the entire planet. You have to put an end to history books, planned obsolescence, kitschy dresses, never-ending sagas of boring video games and pea soup. And if there’s someone in the world that hates vegetables more than Nika, it’s her friend Agatha, the insomniac butcher and prophetess of Carnivorism that loves animals and their succulent meat in equal measure.
Cooking Festival (£8.99 / €9.99) – Cooking Festival is a delicious management sim that will let you bake, fry and grill around the world! Become the master chef the cooking world has been waiting for and whip up some homemade pancakes, grill juicy ribs, bake aromatic original Italian pizzas, and serve delicious ice cream that everyone loves! Cooking is incredibly easy – just tap & serve! Start exploring the world and prepare whatever cuisine you like!
CROSSBOW: Bloodnight (£4.49 / €4.99) – In the year 1139, the Second Council of the Lateran convened by Pope Innocent II has pronounced an anathema on the use of the crossbow. The council saw its unstoppable power as ungodly, demonic by nature. They were not entirely wrong. The Coven of Crossbow, an ancient order of hunters sworn to guard the balance between the forces of heaven and hell prevailed against all odds. In the year 1666, as fire and plague ravage London, the Coven is facing its greatest challenge yet. The Ancient Horror from Beyond makes its way towards our reality. In its wake, legions of nightmare creatures spawn in the darkness. The Bloodnight is upon us, let the hunt begin!
Cyber Shadow (Yacht Club Games, 26th Jan, £17.99 / €19.99) – The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan’s ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game. Features: Dash, slice, and leap through masterfully designed levels filled with sharply honed ninja platforming action. Authentic 8-bit presentation with hand-crafted sprites, a detailed pixel aesthetic, and perfect controls. – Read our Cyber Shadow review
Daylife in Japan – Animated Jigsaw Puzzle Series (£0.89 / €0.99) – Beautiful and originally created Pixel Art animated puzzles to assemble; Original music composed specially for this game; 5 different levels of difficulty.
Disjunction (Sold Out, 28th Jan, £11.69 / €14.39) – 2048. Following the arrest of a prominent community leader, New York stands in disarray. Suspicions and allegations run rife throughout the city, as an insidious drug known as ‘Shard’ spreads throughout the underworld. With the city’s future in doubt, three hardened citizens rise to discover the truth and uncover a conspiracy threatening to alter the city’s fate. Inspired by tech noir classics, Disjunction is an intensely atmospheric stealth-action RPG that follows a trinity of interwoven narratives, and features a reactive story where your actions have real, persistent consequences. Choose your playstyle and use an arsenal of futuristic tech, cybernetic upgrades and weapons to blast through levels in brutally fast combat, or take a silent approach by using stealth and non-lethal takedowns to leave without a trace. Nobody needs to die… unless you decide they must.
Gods Will Fall (£19.99 / €24.99) – You Are The Last Hope For Humanity. The gods’ torturous rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. Bent on cruelty and suffering, they demand to be served with blind worship through an oath of fealty pledged from every man, woman and child. To those who don’t submit to the gods’ will; a slow and merciless death awaits.
Golden Force (No Gravity Games, 28th Jan, £14.39 / €15.99) – The King of Demons set his sights on Muscle Island, a paradisaical and peaceful place where it’s good to live. This evil person settled his army and persecutes the population with the help of his generals. Wasting their last coins in the taverns of the island, mercenaries from the feared GOLDEN FORCE enjoy their last moments of vacation when they receive a new contract: beat down this new evil in order to take back the mountain of gold in his possession. When there is gold and a promise of great battles, you can count on the GOLDEN FORCE to save your skin!
Heaven’s Vault (inkle, 28th Jan, £14.99 / €15.99) – From the creators of 80 Days comes a non-linear, sci-fi adventure game. WINNER – IGF Excellence in Narrative Award STORY When a talented roboticist goes missing, archaeologist Aliya Elasra and her robot assistant Six are sent onto the rivers of the Nebula to find him. Their search soon has them piecing together an ancient trail of artefacts, inscriptions, and lost knowledge that leads thousands of years into the past. . .
Märchen Forest (Clouded Leopard Entertainment, 28th Jan, £26.99 / €32.97) – Deep within a forest, in a place far, far away, there lived the most peculiar of inhabitants. This is the story of a young girl and her magical adventure. Story Mylne, an apothecary, searches the Mysterious Forest for ingredients so that she can brew her potions. But things soon take a dramatic turn from simple errands—eventually, Mylne finds herself caught up in an unsolved mystery, requiring her to take on what lies in the Underground Ruins, deep beneath the forest.
Olija (Devolver Digital, 28th Jan, £13.49 / €14.99) – Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity. Explore a mysterious and handcrafted world inspired by sailor’s legends and Asian fantasy. Wield the Harpoon of legend and rethink movement through platforming, puzzle and combat.
Project Starship X (eastasiasoft, 27th Jan, £7.19 / €7.99) – Project Starship is back with a wacky take on cosmic horror. In this rogue-lite shooter, you’ll take the role of the tentacled-yet-hip Swagthulhu as you CRASH-KILL comical abominations in flashy 16-bit style! With multi-purpose dodge mechanics and tons of crazy pick-ups, you’ll be able to crash your ship straight through the enemy and emerge unscathed. Project Starship X celebrates genre conventions by turning them upside-down! Features: Discover 14 levels with unique themes, 5 in each playthrough. Use tank modules, bowling, throwable items, bombs, spoons and more! Experience Mad Events that remix the action! Challenge a variety of modes to put your skills to the test. Enjoy unlimited replay value with procedurally generated elements. Get in the mood with a pumping soundtrack and screen shake effects!
Royal Tower Defense (Prison Games, 28th Jan, £5.24 / €5.99) – Orcs depleted resources on theirs lands and it’s only a matter of time before they try to put their hands on our Kingdom. Diplomats were already send to peacefully ask orcs to back off, but they’ve never returned. The sign was clear – there is no place for negotiations… 8 specialized tower upgrades with unique abilities20 challenging levels requiring different strategies Long battles which will hook you for hours Enemies evolving with the game progress Beautiful, fantasy world with relaxing music
Save Farty (the binary family, 28th Jan, £6.99 / €6.99) – Farty is a chicken with some serious problems. He’s flatulent, but that’s just the start of it. Through a combination of bad advice and poor luck, he’s got himself mixed up with some pretty bad people — and now his life depends on you. Answer a series of absurd and ridiculous trivia questions, and Farty is given a stay of execution. Get one wrong, and Farty will meet his end in a variety of deranged and unusual ways. The animations are bursting with unnecessary violence and are not suitable for younger users.
SOLAS 128 (Armor Games Studios, 25th Jan, £13.49 / €14.99) – At its heart, SOLAS is a beam deflection game. Rotate and reposition mirrors to connect light sources and unlock adjacent puzzles. Every pulse is moving to the beat at all times, and each puzzle is connected to the next. Explore this strange interconnected space, learn its rules, and discover the surprises that dwell within. Rather than ordinary light beams, however, these pulses can and will collide with each other. Create new colours, deflect them in new directions, and pay attention to their timing to unlock the path to new puzzles. Along the way you’ll encounter a wide array of components which interact in unique and surprising ways. You might even discover you can pass pulses and components between puzzles. Prisms, glitches, new types of mirrors, and more lurk in the depths.
Strange Field Football (Wildbus Studio, 28th Jan, £5.39 / €5.99) – This is a game that allows light gamers to have the fun of football. There is no fouls, no out of bounds, the only rule is to score more goals within the specified time. Pro gamers can also find their fun. Players’ Hit point, use of special skills, and differences in tactics, every small operation may affect the final result. Key Features 3D Cartoon pixel styleEvery player has his own special skillsTake advantage of scene elementsUp to 4 people to play locallyGame stable at 60fps
SushiParty (AnelaGamesStudio, 28th Jan, £8.99 / €9.99) – A simple but actionable shooter! In recent years, “shrimp” and “tuna” were fighting. However, tuna adopted all sushi and enjoys the rule of the galaxy. The shrimp will defeat the tuna to save the galaxy! Sushi will save the galaxy! A view of the world without rotation and a wasted effect, And please enjoy it with a cool sound. You can enjoy from beginner to core user in 3 game modes. The game balance is finished.
Sword of the Necromancer (Grimorio of Games, 28th Jan, £12.14 / €13.49) – What would you do to bring back someone you love? Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action RPG with Rogue-like elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you. Turn your foes into allies using the forbidden powers of the Sword of the Necromancer and help Tama reach the dungeon’s depths in order to gain enough power to bring Koko back from the dead. Gather a little army of monsters, equip yourself with weapons and relics and level up to take on the guardians that stand between you and your objective.
The Choice of Life: Middle Ages (Redblack Spade, 28th Jan, £3.59 / €3.59) – You find yourself in a fabulous medieval kingdom. And, as you know, it was not easy to survive there. Therefore, you have to make a wise (and sometimes not so) choice that will determine your fate! Become a robber or a decent trader? Beg for money or learning a craft? Take the side of superstitious peasants or to protect the innocent witch? And this is only a small part of the decisions that you will make on the way from a simple peasant to a nobleman. Are you ready to set off on a dangerous adventure and discover the secret of the kingdom?
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav (Daedalic Entertainment, 27th Jan, £17.99 / €19.99) – Face your Destiny! In Andergast, whose inhabitants are considered to be notoriously superstitious, King Efferdan awaits a state visit from high-ranking dignitaries. For centuries the kingdom has been at odds with neighboring Nostria, but now first steps are being undertaken toward a lasting peace. But a plague of crows troubles the king, for the birds are acting with unusual aggressiveness, even attacking humans. Moreover, there are those among the citizens of Andergast who swear that the crows are bringing them dark nightmares.
The Dark Eye: Memoria (Daedalic Entertainment, 27th Jan, £17.99 / €19.99) – Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend. The game combines point & click gameplay with unique magic skills. Sadja, a Southern princess, has an unstoppable desire to become the greatest hero in history – by joining and succeeding in the biggest war Aventuria has ever seen: The war of the Mages, fought in the middle of an uninhabitable desert.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD PROJEKT, 28th Jan, £29.99 / €39.99) – Winner of over 250 Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, open world adventure set in a dark fantasy universe. You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. – Read our The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review
TOHU (The Irregular Corporation, 28th Jan, £10.79 / €11.69) – Experience a brand new adventure game set amongst a world of weird and wonderful fish planets. Explore beautiful environments, solve intricate puzzles and discover the truth about a mysterious little girl and her mechanical alter-ego, Cubus. Adventure as a little girl Explore vivid and atmospheric locations, meet intriguing characters, and solve elaborate puzzles – all on your quest to repair the Sacred Engine. As The Girl you are light and nimble, and so can reach areas of the world that others can’t. Utilise the might of Cubus At any time you can transform into The Girl’s mechanical friend, Cubus.
Ziggy the Chaser (Ultimate Games, 26th Jan, £7.19 / €7.99) – Once upon a time in a fairytale land known as Divia, Estar, the King ruled this land with the help of 1000 Magical Crystals of foresight. Unfortunately, one day an evil goblin from the other side of the world learned of the 1000 Magical Crystals and grew jealous of King Estar. Eventually, he decided that he will use his great magic to cast a spell, a spell so evil and so powerful that it would cast a 1000 Magical Crystals across the entire world and leave all of Divia sad and dark forever.
Zombie Apocalypse (Pix Arts, 26th Jan, £3.99 / €3.99) – Horrible zombies are attacking, as the most rewarded zombie fighter, you’ve been designated to find, blast and kill them anywhere they hide. Make you way from cemetery to city suburbs and desolated landscapes for mankind relief. Zombie Apocalypse Attack is a blasting / shooting game in full 3D where emphasis has been put to fast-paced action. 10 different guns to choose from. Will you survive zombie inferno this time again?
Switch eShop – Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch with new DLC this week:
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