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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
Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition (£13.76 / €15.29) – Follow Watracio Walpurgis, our fresh eggplant FBI agent, in this arc of three chapters that unifies the universe of Celery Emblem’s Jacob Jazz on the ultimate Baobabs Masoleum Grindhouse Edition. Go crazy in this 8-bit retro adventure set in Flamingo’s Creek, a ghost town that only appears every 25 years on the Albatro’s Road and immerse yourself in the most out-of-touch, alienated neighborhood community you will ever know. Steal, fight, negotiate, solve puzzles. . . Anything goes to find Daphne and get out of that cursed town that will be kept, forever, inside your brain as one of the selected nightmares ever created.
BRAVELY DEFAULT II (£49.99 / €59.99) – Join the Heroes of Light on their grand quest to restore balance to the world in BRAVELY DEFAULT II for Nintendo Switch! Lead your party on a journey through five kingdoms as you seek to return the Crystals to their rightful home. Use Asterisks to unlock jobs and abilities that will allow you to take on all manner of monsters, and be sure to use the Brave and Default commands to manage the delicate balance of risk and reward! – Read our BRAVELY DEFAULT II review
Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ (Aksys Games, 25th Feb, £35.99 / €39.99) – Discover a new yuletide tale as the Steel City is covered in a blanket of white. Cardia encounters more dashing literary characters – new friends and foes. Strengthen one relationship or choose to court multiple gentlemen at the same time to let chaos reign! Uncover fresh intrigue as Cardia delves into the mysteries of her own family and the dashing suitors.
Hellpoint (tinyBuild Games, 26th Feb, £28.34 / €31.49) – Hellpoint is a dark and challenging action RPG set in a heavily atmospheric sci-fi universe where the line between science and occult is blurred. Once a glorious pinnacle of human achievement, the Irid Novo station is now devastated, completely overrun by evil interdimensional entities and dominated by the will of malevolent Cosmic Gods. You are a creation of the cryptic Author, crafted and sent to investigate Irid Novo in an attempt to figure out the unholy series of events that led to the strange incident known as The Merge. Space station Irid Novo is a massive interconnected structure full of hidden shortcuts, numerous secrets, secrets within those secrets — and you get to explore it all.
Persona® 5 Strikers (SEGA, 23rd Feb, £54.99 / €59.99) – Join the Phantom Thieves and strike back against the corruption overtaking cities across Japan. A summer vacation with close friends takes a sudden turn as a distorted reality emerges; reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the center of the crisis! Jump into the stylish world of Persona in an all-new story Dynamically control your team during explosive combat Battle across Japan in an epic road trip – Read our Persona® 5 Strikers review
Taxi Chaos (Orange One, 23rd Feb, £31.49 / €34.99) – Get behind the wheel and get ready for a brand-new taxi experience! Drive around the city as the seasoned cab driver Vinny or the self-proclaimed ‘influencer’ Cleo, and pick up the craziest of customers! Power through midtown in a strong muscle car, race past the parks in an exotic supercar or drift around the business area in a Japanes tuner taxi. Whatever you choose – your challenge is to deliver your passengers on time! At least, if you want to make any money. Navigate through crowded streets, dodge pedestrians across sidewalks or even defy the laws of gravity by jumping over rooftops!- Read our Taxi Chaos review
Switch eShop – New Releases
1912: Titanic Mystery (Ocean Media, 25th Feb, £8.99 / €9.99) – A bomb is aboard the Titanic II, a replica of the famous cruise ship! You are the sole person who can find where the bomb is concealed. Save the ship, and all aboard, during its maiden journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Search for Hidden Objects among original locations around the majestic ship to discover hidden diary entries and other clues to uncover the bomb`s location. Solve a century old mystery in 1912- Titanic Mystery! -Haunting soundtrack -Puzzling minigames -Save the Titantic II
Active Neurons 3 – Wonders Of The World (Sometimes You, 24th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) – Active Neurons – Wonders of the World is the third and final installment in the Active Neurons series. In the game, you have to follow 3 simple steps: 1) Collect energy 2) Charge your brain 3) Explore Wonders of the World But are these steps that easy? Try it yourself and you will find out everything! Look for the right way to energy. Avoid dangerous obstacles. Teleport from one space to another to get closer to your goal. Solve tasks on memory, logic and orientation in space to get to the blocked areas. Destroy, move and combine objects on the levels to get to energy sources. Main Features: A lot of levels;20 types of unique mechanics;Ability to combine mechanics;Nice minimalistic style with beautiful graphic effects;Pleasant musical and audio accompaniment, improving immersion in the gameplay.
Aery – A Journey Beyond Time (EpiXR, 25th Feb, £6.99 / €6.99) – In Aery – A Journey Beyond Time you are in the role of a flying god-like creature which observes the world and their inhabitants while they grow and evolve. You can quite literally fly through history and the different stages of human development, follow an interesting story through time, and enjoy the speed of flying at the same time. This story-driven game is non-violent so that you can enjoy the intuitive and relaxing gameplay in 12 different stages of the development of our earth.
AnShi (Heideland GameWorks, 22nd Feb, £13.49 / €15) – Grab your hoverboard and explore the ancient, mysterious world of AnShi as you glide across caves, large deserts and old temple ruins to discover its secrets. With the company of an energy being you explore this vast world together. Discover what happened to the planet and its being. Featuring stunning visuals and an original soundtrack, AnShi delivers a relaxing, unique, breathtaking experience.
Bakery Master (Piotr Skalski, 23rd Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) – Bakery Master is a game where you prepare delicious food for customers all over the country. If you’re looking to design and sell some of the finest cakes in the region, then this is an amazing game for you to try out right away. You can add fruit pieces, sprinkles, hearts and all kinds of unique toppings to really make your amazing cakes. The great thing is that you always get to come up with your unique recipes and there are all kinds of ideas to make your cakes exciting and different. If you are a fan of baking and cakes, try out this game! Features: Create your own mobile bakery Design amazing, unique and fun cakes Customize cakes for every customer Unlimited ways to create good cakes
Blastful (Playstige Interactive, 25th Feb, £3.59 / €3.99) – Blastful is a fast-paced arcade shoot-em-up. *Enjoy crazy shooting action in procedurally generated visuals with retro style. *Cyberpunk flavoured techno-beats. *Blast your way through 10 different types of enemies with 5 different weapons.
Castle Kong (Drowning Monkeys Games, 25th Feb, £5.99 / €6.99) – Castle Kong is Drowning Monkeys homage to what we consider the best game ever made. What makes the golden age of arcade gaming so fun is a simple concept: 1 coin (Meaning no restarts or additional lives. there are no actual or virtual coins for the Nintendo Switch™ version of the game), 3 lives. play till you die or hit the kill screen, and set a high score. And that’s what Castle Kong is all about. Just like the game it’s based on, CK will be a ruthless, 4 stage, 22 level romp! You play PauperBoy, a young kid who sets out to save PrincessGirl from the evil clutches of BaronMan. Unlike it’s predecessors, we leverage the power of connectivity to host tournaments (with a championship! ), verify high scores, and have a global leaderboard. And As Always, if anyone’s interested, a kill screen is coming up.
Clocker (Gamera Game, 25th Feb, £3.59 / €3.19) – Clocker is a time themed puzzle game. The game narrates the story by using dual protagonists. Players can advance the story in the perspectives of both the Father and the Daughter and the mystery will be unfolded step by step. Unique time-based puzzle solving mechanics, fancy hand drawn art style and innumerable interesting puzzles with a gripping story. All these elements are waiting for you in Clocker.
Codebreaker Puzzle 1000! ENG & JAN (SUCCESS, 25th Feb, £6.99 / €7.79) – Fill in specified characters to same number blanks to complete all words in puzzle. Content 2000 questions in 4 level difficulty. (each 1000 questions for both English and Japanese)
Curse of the Dead Gods (Focus Home Interactive, 23rd Feb, £16.19 / €17.99) – You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts – fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse. – Read our Curse of the Dead Gods review
Dat Gaem (£7.19 / €7.99) – Dat Gaem is a crazy take on a classic JRPG genre. Play as a group of special agents and defeat the evil that has robbed people of a peaceful life. You also need to recover. . . soy milk. Features: In the game, you do not level up by killing enemies scattered on the map. You gain strength by collecting soy milk and equipment upgrades scattered around the map. The game is filled with crazy humour and lot of jokes. You fight enemies is in the classic JRPG style – many bosses awaits you! Are you ready for a unforgettable experience?
Demon Hunter: Revelation (Artifex Mundi, 19th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) – The Demon Huntress will need to find the victim’s daughter before it’s too late. Will she dare to follow the creature from another dimension and delve into dark secrets of her own past? Having defeated the Beast from another dimension, Dawn Harlock had hoped to spend the rest of her life in peace. However, circumstances have placed the life of a child at stake and brought her out of retirement to once again solve supernatural riddles and hunt hellish demons. Can the world’s foremost paranormal detective muster the courage to follow the dark path and face off against an enemy from beyond?
DOTORI (CFK, 25th Feb, £7.19 / €7.99) – Rico the Squirrel was living a peaceful life collecting acorns. It was another peaceful day doing his work with his sister Lottie . . . until an owl came out of nowhere and kidnapped his sister! Now Rico must embark on a dangerous journey to save Lottie…. Explore places full of mysteries with Rico the Squirrel! Run, jump, and throw! Perform colorful actions with simple controls! Discover and collect acorns hidden in the stage! Fight bosses and survive their fierce attacks! . . . and unlock bonus stages testing your control! Can Rico rescue his sister Lottie? “Wait, Lottie…. I’m coming to save you! “
Dungeons & Bombs (£3.59 / €3.99) – This is dynamic fusion of classic puzzles with boxes and bombs. When enemies drag people into their dark lair and do their vile deeds there, the hero and his faithful sword always come to the rescue. But what if the hero does not have a sword, but only a lot of enthusiasm and an endless supply of explosives? Well, bad for them. Go through dark labyrinths of dungeons and try not to blast yourself up!
Forward To The Sky (COSEN, 25th Feb, £35.99 / €39.99) – This fun action adventure adventure game is full of puzzles. To defeat the legendary witch and become a hero, the princess must ride a hot air balloon into the sky tower. The tower’s lore states that collecting the crystals will uncover the tower’s history and reveal the witch’s lair. The princess, a tomboy despised as a nuisance, fights through the tower and the monsters that fill it with her huge sword to get back at those around her. Includes Japanese and English audioHas three difficulty levels: normal, easy, and hardIn addition to the game itself, it includes a monster wave game and a tower run game, where you run through the tower to collect crystals
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection ( CAPCOM, 25th Feb, £24.99 / €29.99) – Watch as this nostalgic yet completely reimagined storybook world unravels before your very eyes. Taking cues from both Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and giving birth to something entirely new, Resurrection is a title worthy of its name. Don’t be fooled—this picturesque storybook world, while gorgeous, is a love-letter to the original titles and maintains the same punishing gameplay that fans have come to expect. So go on and test your mettle, for the gauntlet has been thrown! Story A long time ago. . . In a far off land our tale begins, its beauty matched by none. – Read our Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection review
Horned Knight (£4.79 / €4.79) – Horned Knight reintroduces the Golden Age of arcade gaming in a hardcore, retro-styled 2D action platformer that pulls no punches. Play as the hero knight, and use your sword to rid the castle of ghouls and undead lurking in the dark. Fitted with multiple levels, responsive controls, and puzzle-like combat, Horned Knight emboldens the player to conquer unique pixel art obstacles with the support of generous checkpoints and an invigorating soundtrack.
iota (Ultimate Games, 24th Feb, £5.75 / €6.39) – iota is a hardcore, precision platformer with one important difference: there is no jump button. instead, you will bounce up and down, left and right as you struggle over and over again to reach the next trial. do you have what it takes? can you beat iota? There are no powerups. no special abilities. no boss fights. Just you. Your will. Your determination. Features: 36 levelssoundtrack that bopsunique gameplayno such thing as game overchallenge unlike any other
Johnny Bonasera Full Season (Rafael Garcia Moreno, 23rd Feb, £14.99 / €14.99) – ** INCLUDES THE FOUR EPISODES ** This is the story of Johnny Bonasera, a kid that was beaten and humiliated by a punk gang. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, Johnny Bonasera promises revenge against each of the punks who bullied him. One by one. Unscrupulous. Mercilessly. But the story gets messy, his mother is kidnapped and Johnny will have to face aliens who abduct humans while the government is trying to hide everything. Includes the four episodes with many hours of fun! 2D HD graphics in TV cartoon style. An adventure full of hilarious dialogues and puzzles. Outlandish characters to talk, interact, beat. . .
Katana Kata (£10.79 / €11.99) – “Kata – a way or form to memorize and improve combat moves” Katana Kata – is a souls-like game, where not only your timing matters, but also directions of strikes. You will fight your way through a bunch of enemies on different locations to kill the former apprentices of your master and fix his mistakes of the past. You will die a lot, but as any apprentice learn their way through the kata with mistakes, you will learn your way through every enemy on your path. You will try different weapons until you find what better suits your fighting style. Your fighting skills will grow, but true mastery is in your head in knowing your enemies and nuances of fight.
Lawnmower Game: Next Generation (£4.49 / €4.99) – In Lanwmower game you drive lawnmower and cut grass in a big open world which contain grass, houses and other obstacles! Drive lawnmower in open world and cut every cuttable grass right in front of you. After cutting all grass, it will respawn – the game loop is endless. Lawnmower has also fuel consumptio mechanics. Pick-up Jerry cans and add fuel. If you run out of fuel you will respawn at the starting location. Enjoy the game, cut all the grass and be the Lawnmower King!
Lawnmower Game: Racing (Ultimate Games, 25th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) – Lanwmover Game: Racing is the newest addition to lawnmower game series. Now you can select your favorite lawnmower, 4 different options, and drive against other ai opponents. 25 tracks with different themes, like racetracks, cities, snow, forest and lot of other themed tracks. Every level has starting point and finish line and you can cheat and take shortcuts, because you need go for every sparkling checkpoints. Can you be the king and world fastest lawnmower driver? Features: – 4 different mowers to drive. – 26 amazing tracks. – Every level has Easter eggs! – 3 different ai opponents
Legal Dungeon (PLAYISM, 25th Feb, £8.09 / €8.99) – This place is a labyrinth of crime and punishment – and quotas. As a police detective working a veritable dungeon composed of eight separate cases, dive into the huge plethora of documents awaiting you. Gather evidence, go up against suspects, and submit your official verdict of “guilty” or “not guilty”. Your judgment will greatly sway the fate of the accused, as well as your own. Is justice always justified? Legal Dungeon is a game about organizing Police Investigation Documents. The player must review and provide an Investigation Verdict on reports ranging from petty theft to murder, in eight different criminal cases. Legal Dungeon will teach players that apprehending and punishing criminals is the very essence of Public Safety. Players will quickly become experts in revealing true criminals.
Mike Dies (Psydra Games, 25th Feb, £7.49 / €8.29) – Everything is out to get poor Mike. Portals that slice him to bits. Demons with giant swords. Scary eyeballs. Killer statues. And other, horrible things, that we can’t mention in this family-friendly description. Only your platforming skills can keep Mike alive! Explore a massive non-linear spaceship, with like, a million secret areas. Dying is actually fun! You will only feel bad for Mike a little bit. Multiple endings! Unravel Mike’s enigmatic past and discover his true fate! Epic boss encounters! Fully voice acted! *No actual Mikes were harmed in the making of this title.
Monster Truck XT Airport Derby (£10.79 / €11.99) – Welcome to the high stakes, high-octane driving competition for the fiercest drivers! The biggest monster trucks need only apply! FEATURES: ▶ UNIQUE STUNT ARENA: Drive around an old airport! ▶ AWESOME MONSTER TRUCKS: Each vehicle handles differently ▶ 70 MISSIONS TO COMPLETE: Drive, do tricks, beat records ▶ FREE ROAMING MODE: Explore the area at your own pace Taking place in an airport that’s been repurposed as an obstacle course for giant monster trucks, Monster Truck XT Airport Derby will test your driving skills unlike anything you’ve seen before! Pick one of the amazing, unbelievably huge trucks available and show that you’ve got what it takes to drive them!
Pixel Game Maker Series Remote Bomber (Gotcha Gotcha Games, 25th Feb, £7.39 / €8.19) – Remote Bomber is classically styled old-school action puzzle game. You can move left and right and climb ladders, but you can’t even jump! Your only weapon is the placement and detonation of remote control bombs. Avoid the Security Robots and destroy all Jammers with these limited actions. Complete stages without killing any enemies, or kill many enemies simultaneously, to earn a technical bonus. You need to think carefully to aim for the highest scores! Achieve high scores in both Arcade and Stage Select modes and get in the top 10! It seems so simple, but you’ll have to be clever to figure out the various ways to solve each stage. Ride on top of an enemy.
Radon Blast (EntwicklerX, 25th Feb, £3.59 / €3.99) – Get items like bonus, speed and multiple balls to make the game more challenging. If you hit the force wall multiple times it will be destroyed so you can reach the next stage. If you miss a ball you go back to the previous stage. But hurry up, you only have seconds before the ball explodes. Radon Blast is full packed with randomly sorted stages. An increasing ball speed makes it even more challenging. Jump between stages, collect bonus multipliers to get higher scores.
Retrace: Memories of Death (eastasiasoft, 24th Feb, £5.59 / €6.39) – When a ghost tour goes horribly wrong, Freya and her friends find themselves in a strange and unforgiving alternate world, one that desires their death. Take the role of Freya as she seeks a way out and discovers the ability to rewind time, giving her a chance to test new paths and make different decisions in a bid for their survival. Explore an atmospheric realm of mystery that blends pixel art gameplay with hand-painted character portraits. Solve logic-based puzzles and overcome pulse-pounding action sequences, uncover secrets about the sinister parallel dimension and explore deep relationships with Freya’s companions. Will the terror of this experience bring the survivors closer together or tear them apart forever?
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos (Team17, 23rd Feb, £15.99 / €19.99) – Rogue Heroes is a 1-4 player classic adventure game with modern rogue-lite elements. A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos… Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world. The Goddesses who forged the seals long ago have made a desperate plea for a band of heroes to come forth and save the people from a terrible fate… – Read our Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos review
Steam Prison (HuneX, 25th Feb, £49.99 / €55.59) – “Steam Prison” is coming to Nintendo Switch with upgraded content! ! [Synopsis] There are two kinds of people. The rulers and the ruled. A catastrophic flood split the world into two. The Heights, a gorgeous utopia. The Depths, a filthy industrial wasteland. The people of the Heights, who were privileged to escape the disaster look at the survivors they have abandoned in the Depths with disdain. Our heroine, Cyrus Tistella, born and raised in the Heights, has nothing but contempt for those from the Depths.
The Lost Cube (JanduSoft, 25th Feb, £7.64 / €8.49) – The Lost Cube is a challenging platformer that takes inspiration from classic titles. The story unfolds in a small town nestled somewhere in northern Europe. Each day, a special tune is about a prosperity on earth through a Magic guitar. Features The Lost Cube will test your patience as you beat 60 handcrafted levels. Each station has its own theme and enemies that have proven to be an engaging and unique challenge. You will need a great deal of concentration and a bit of luck to avoid enemy attacks and reclaim your village from its dismal state. Experience a change of pace and put yourself to the test in the endless play style. Collect guitar picks, try not to die too much and finish the levels as soon as possible. Lose yourself in the ambient sound of a silent world as you face a variety of dynamic environments. Atmospheric sound effects and gorgeous guitar melodies.
Thunderflash (£4.99 / €4.99) – Inspired by nostalgic retro games you know and love, Thunderflash will drop you into the combat zone top-down, and the intensity will never let up. Play a solo mission or with a partner, and choose from bad boy commandos Rock or Stan, and go up against an army of mercenaries, military weapons and more! The Kashmir is being occupied by a criminal organization known as Bloody Wolf, and your job is to make your country proud by taking them all down. Fight your way through waves of soldiers, explosives, vehicles and drones, and bosses, and collect more powerful weapons. Show that you have what it takes to be a hardcore warrior! Features * Intense top-down war zone action * Collect powerful weapons * Single player and two player mode * Boss rush mode
Under Leaves (RedDeerGames, 25th Feb, £8.18 / €9.09) – The best way to rest Relaxing music, amazing scenery, peaceful gameplay—all this will make you slow down. Let your thoughts flow freely as you collect items for your next animal. Beautiful graphics Hand-painted backgrounds delight with their detail and colors. Practically every frame looks literally like a picture ready to hang on the wall. Visit the entire world On your journey you’ll find yourself in the land of ice, stop in the sultry jungle, or dive under the water. 9 locations scattered around the world are waiting for you. Meet its animal inhabitants All nature lovers will be charmed by 29 animated animals from all over the world. A polar bear, a big-eyed owl, a turtle or a parrot—they need a bit of your help. Available for everyone Controls are very simple, and there is no text in the game—only numbers—so everyone can enjoy it. Relax today with a journey around the world in the company of charming animals.
Switch eShop – Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
So that’s your lot for this week’s Nintendo Download. Go on, be a sport and drop a vote in the poll above, and comment below with your hot picks!