In recent weeks we've seen a glut of new Switch eShop titles arrive earlier than the standard download update. With the retail scene now backing off until next year the burden falls on download-only games - though there are less titles making their mark early this time around, those that do arrive today have plenty of appeal of their own.

Both of these games arrive in Europe and North America today, so let's get to it.

Nine Parchments (Frozenbyte) - £17.99 / $19.99USD

A game that's been generating a decent amount of buzz, especially with Nintendo giving it a push in a Nindie Showcase. With an isometric view it incorporates shooting and melee combat with wizards, and as you'd expect from Frozenbyte there are RPG elements thrown in. It also supports local and online co-op for up to four players - in fact, that's a focus - with a recent demo giving us all a taste.

Caveman Warriors (JanduSoft) - £11.69 / $12.99USD

A colourful brawler with four different characters (and local multiplayer for as many players); it looks rather slick and promises plenty of challenge. That's pretty much the lowdown on this one, and it seems to have some smart ideas to keep things interesting. 

Those are the early arrivals this week, with the confirmed line-up for the normal Thursday update already looking rather packed. Will you be grabbing Nine Parchments or Caveman Warriors for your Switch?