Back in the old days new downloads would mostly arrive on Nintendo's stores on a Thursday, with the occasional retail game being special enough for an alternative day. Now we get all sorts of neat arrivals on various days in the week, and today brings a few new releases across North America and Europe.
Gaze upon these goodies below.
Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (Lightwood Games) - Free demo
Some of you may recognise this series from the 3DS and Wii U, which brings its own blend of Picross-style puzzles with a dash of extra colour. The Deluxe version will have 300 new puzzles, some of which are bigger than those seen in previous entries, along with touchscreen controls and co-op. The full game isn't out until 4th January, but today brings a festive demo that includes 12 themed puzzles of various sizes, with all functions (such as co-op) included.
Crawl (Powerhoof) - $14.99USD / €14.99 / £12.99
This dungeon-based game combines an awesome visual style with a clever local multiplayer concept - one player is the main protagonist, but up to three friends possess traps and monsters to try and kill them. The multiplayer hook could make it perfect for the Switch.
Brawlout (Angry Mob Games) - $19.99USD / €19.99 / £17.99
A game that isn't hesitant to affirm itself as an Indie take on the Smash Bros. style of brawling. Similar techniques are cited as key to gameplay, and you use assorted - in some cases familiar - indie characters to bash others off the screen. We gave this a solid recommendation in our Brawlout review, even though it perhaps struggles to reach its full potential.
RXN -Raijin- (KAYAC) - $38.00USD
Developed by Gulti, this is a vertically scrolling shooter that evidently goes big on its story, with three playable characters. One of the key selling points is that it's a 'wide-screen' shooter, designed to fill the entire width of the Switch screen. It's certainly intriguing, though its price point could be problematic; it's only out in North America today but should land in Europe soon.
Those are today's shiny new arrivals on the Switch eShop. Let us know what you plan to pick up; we'll be back with the full Download Update on Thursday.