It's that time of the week once again as the European eShops get a brand new blowout of must-own digital titles, demos, DLC and more. This week we've got some huge new games, including a new and rewarding approach to the Minecraft formula, some gravity-defying platforming and plenty of Neo Geo throwbacks. And we've got all the latest pre-order info as well, so whether you're planning a heist or want to head out on a soul-searching journey, we've got you covered...

Switch eShop

Dragon Quest Builders (Square-Enix, €49.99 / £39.99) - The goddess Rubiss has spoken – and you have been chosen. Dragon Quest Builders is destined for Nintendo Switch. The game is a big hit in Japan, mixing the fun of building with an overarching story and the combat of an action-RPG. Read our review.

ACA NEOGEO 2020 SUPER BASEBALL (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29 / CHF 9.80) - In the near future, there are two leagues with 6 teams each. Players pick their team, and compete for the championship. As the game progresses, landmines will be set up on the field, and armor can be purchased during games to reinforce players. These unique aspects make for a very different baseball experience!

Aegis Defenders (GUTS Department, €19.99 / £14.99 / CHF 28.00) - Explore, build, & defend in this unique mashup of action-platformer and tower defense strategy. You play as a team of Ruinhunters searching for the one thing that can save their village - a legendary weapon known as Aegis.

Aperion Cyberstorm (aPriori Digital, €11.25 / £9.89 / CHF 13.14 until 15/02/2018, 23:59 local time. Regular price €12.50 / £10.99 / CHF 14.60) - Unleash destruction alone or with your friends in the 2D twin-stick bullet hell Aperion Cyberstorm! Find new Elements and Abilities, and mix them for more destructive power – Beat your enemies with plasma-coated spiral rockets, scrap them with electric mines, or overwhelm them off with devastating lasers. Read our review.

Arcade Archives CRAZY CLIMBER (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29 / CHF 9.80) - Players control the right hand and left hand of the twin lever, to overcome various obstacles, to climb aiming the top of the skyscraper. The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.

Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 (Hitcents, €6.99 / £6.99 / CHF 9.80) - Imagination is the key, as you enter a magical storybook land full of mystery and wonder, unusual creatures and enigmatic puzzles!  Create your own original stickman and then watch it come to life in DRAW A STICKMAN: EPIC 2 and the DRAWN BELOW expansion!  Challenge yourself to unlock every secret, collect every drawing, and share your creativity with the world! Read our review.

ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun (Gambitious, €7.99 / £7.99 / CHF 8.00) - ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun is a tough as nails 2D Action Platformer that puts a teeth-rattling, gravity-defying weapon in your hands. With a cast of crazed characters, simple but beautifully difficult gameplay, and a pulsing musical score, ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun is a loud, trippy mess of twitchy platforming goodness. Read our review.

Disc Jam (High Horse Entertainment, €14.99 / £13.49 / CHF 21.00) - Disc Jam is a fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic mix of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone.

Millie (Forever Entertainment, €4.49 / £4.04 / CHF 6.30 until 08/02/2018, 23:59 local time. Regular price €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 7.00) - A joyful, casual puzzle game that will tease both your wits and your memory! Control a millipede as you roam through over 90 diverse levels. Solve the elaborate mazes that stand in your way. Gather and use a multitude of power-ups to help you in your endeavor. Enjoy three types of immersive minigames. Grow bigger and bigger, and remember: try not to eat your tail.

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles (CIRCLE Ent, €14.99 / £13.59 / CHF 20.30) - Featuring Mercenaries Saga: Will of the White Lions, Mercenaries Saga 2: Order of the Silver Eagle and Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War, Mercenaries Saga Chronicles assembles the heroes from this fantastic series in one collection

The Darkside Detective (Spooky Doorway, €12.99 / £11.69 / CHF 18.20) - Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? *ahem* That's where you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. Read our review.

Black Hole (Dufgames, €5.99 / £5.40 / CHF 8.40) - Black Hole is an arcade-style twin-stick shooter in space. Choose your ship and embark on a dangerous and action packed flight through multiple black holes. Shoot everything you can see and collect everything you can find. Read our review.

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition (TranscendSense Technologies, €19.99 / £17.99 / CHF 28.00 - Crypt of the NecroDancer is a hardcore rhythm-based dungeon crawling game. Can you survive this deadly dungeon of dance, slay the NecroDancer, and recapture your still beating heart? Or will you be a slave to the rhythm for all eternity?

Dandara (Long Hat House, €14.99 / £13.49 / CHF 21.00) - The world of Salt hangs on the brink of collapse. The citizens, once free spirits, now stand oppressed and isolated. But not all is lost, for out of this aether of fear arises a heroine, a ray of hope. Her name is Dandara. Read our review.

Mercenary Kings Reloaded (Tribute Games, €15.99 / £14.39 / CHF 22.40) - In this frantic 2D action game, you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you must do what it takes to stop them.

Premium Pool Arena (Bigben Interactive, €9.99 / £8.89 / CHF 11.90) - (Re)discover the joy and tension of traditional pool through the different game modes and ultra-intuitive gameplay. Work on your technique, unlock better and better cues and pocket the victories to become absolute champion!

Wii U eShop

Aperion Cyberstorm (Apriori Digital, €11.25 / £9.89 / CHF 13.14 until 15/02/2018, 23:59 local time. Regular price €12.50 / £10.99 / CHF 14.60) - Unleash destruction alone or with your friends in the 2D twin-stick bullet hell Aperion Cyberstorm! Find new Elements and Abilities, and mix them for more destructive power – Beat your enemies with plasma-coated spiral rockets, scrap them with electric mines, or overwhelm them off with devastating lasers. Travel to vast hostile worlds in Campaign to find your old team. Push through the factions standing in your way to the truth. Also, with cooperative play, experience an added challenge as the enemies you fight become tougher. Good luck.

Switch Pre-Orders

PAYDAY 2 (Starbreeze Studios, €49.99 / £44.99, pre-order from 06/02/2018) - Pre-Order until 23/02/2018, 09:59 CET Game description: PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree. Up to four friends co-operate on each heist, and as the crew progresses the heists get bigger, better and more rewarding.

AQUA KITTY UDX (Tikipod , €7.49 / £6.49, pre-order from 08/02/2018) - Pre-Order until 15/02/2018, 14:59 CET Game description: AQUA KITTY UDX blasts onto Nintendo Switch in this enhanced Ultra Edition including an all new epic Dreadnought mode! You and your team of milk mining kittens have overcome a fear of water to drill down under the ocean seabed and begin extracting vast reserves of what seems to be naturally forming full-fat milk. Get ready for fast paced submarine action, defending the kittens from disruptive mechanical sea creatures.

Old Man's Journey (Broken Rules, €9.99 / £8.99, pre-order from 08/02/2018) - Pre-Order until 20/02/2018, 14:59 local time Game description: Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, reconciliation, and hope. Entrenched in a beautifully sunkissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving.

Switch demos

Violett Demo (Forever Entertainment, Free) - Dragged by her parents, a young and rebellious teenage girl – Violett, moves to an old spooky house in the middle of nowhere. Forced away from her friends and life in the city; she imagines how boring life in countryside will be: spending day after day, bored in her room with absolutely nothing to do. But what she cannot imagine, is that in just few moments, she'll have the adventure of her life.

3DS demos

Link-a-Pix Colour Demo (Lightwood Games, Free) - Link-a-Pix is a clue-linking puzzle where every grid has a picture hidden inside. The aim is to reveal the picture by painting paths to link the clues. Connect pairs of clues which have the same colour and number. The number shows the length of the line which will connect them.

Special Offers

Nintendo Switch

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Gold Edition (Ubisoft) now €54.99 / £45.45 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €74.99 / £61.99
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle  (Ubisoft) now €39.99 / £33.32 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €59.99 / £49.99
  • FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) now €29.99 / £27.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €59.99 / £54.99
  • Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft) now €29.99 / £24.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €59.99 / £49.99
  • Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft) now €39.99 / £33.32 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €59.99 / £49.99
  • LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2 (WARNER BROS. PICTURES) now €44.99 / £37.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €59.99 / £49.99
  • Monopoly for Nintendo Switch (Ubisoft) now €29.99 / £22.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €39.99 / £29.99
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (Koch Media) now €27.99 / £24.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €39.99 / £34.99
  • RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION (Ubisoft) now €29.99 / £22.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €39.99 / £29.99
  • Rocket League (Psyonix) now €14.99 / £11.28 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €19.99 / £15.04
  • ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II The Final Challengers (CAPCOM) now €27.99 / £24.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €39.99 / £34.99
  • De Mambo (DangerousKitchen) now €5.49 / £4.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €10.99 / £9.99
  • Enter the Gungeon (Devolver Digital) now €11.24 / £8.24 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €14.99 / £10.99
  • FAST RMX (Shin'en Multimedia) now €14.99 / £12.70 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €19.99 / £16.99
  • Floor Kids (MERJ Media) now €13.49 / £12.69 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €16.99 / £15.99
  • Hammerwatch (BlitWorks) now €7.99 / £7.19 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €9.99 / £8.99
  • Human: Fall Flat (Curve Digital) now €11.99 / £11.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €14.99 / £14.99
  • Infinite Minigolf (Zen Studios) now €7.49 / £6.74 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • Mantis Burn Racing (VooFoo Studios) now €12.79 / £11.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €15.99 / £14.99
  • NeuroVoider (Plug In Digital) now €10.99 / £10.39 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €13.99 / £12.99
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses) now €9.37 / £8.03 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €13.99 / £11.99
  • Overcooked Special Edition (Team 17) now €15.99 / £14.39 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €19.99 / £17.99
  • Party Golf (Giant Margarita) now €9.99 / £8.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • RIVE: Ultimate Edition (Two Tribes Publishing) now €11.24 / £10.11 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games) now €7.99 / £7.19 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €9.99 / £8.99
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure DELUXE (Reign Bros) now €12.99 / £11.75 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €19.99 / £17.99
  • Super Beat Sports (Harmonix) now €11.99 / £10.79 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • The Next Penelope (Plug In Digital) now €10.39 / £8.79 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €12.99 / £10.99
  • UNO (Ubisoft) now €6.99 / £5.59 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €9.99 / £7.99
  • Uurnog Uurnlimited (Raw Fury) now €11.99 / £10.79 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • Worms W.M.D (Team17) now €23.99 / £15.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €29.99 / £19.99
  • Wulverblade (Darkwind Media) now €11.89 / £10.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €16.99 / £14.99
  • Rocket League - Chaos Run DLC Pack (Psyonix) now €2.99 / £2.25 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €3.99 / £3.00
  • Rocket League - Supersonic Fury DLC Pack (Psyonix) now €2.99 / £2.25 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €3.99 / £3.00
  • Rocket League - Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack (Psyonix) now €2.99 / £2.25 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €3.99 / £3.00
  • Rocket League - The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Back to the Future Car Pack (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Aftershock (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Esper (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Marauder (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Masamune (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Proteus (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Triton (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Vulcan (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Hot Wheels Bone Shaker (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League - Hot Wheels Twin Mill III (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League – Fast & Furious '70 Dodge® Charger R/T (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League – Fast & Furious '99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 (Psyonix) now €1.49 / £1.12 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.50
  • Rocket League – Fast & Furious DLC Bundle (Psyonix) now €3.16 / £2.81 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €4.22 / £3.75
  • Astro Bears Party (QubicGames) now €3.99 / £3.59 until Sun 4th Mar, normally €4.99 / £4.49
  • Mecho Tales (Arcade Distillery) now €6.79 / £5.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €8.49 / £7.49
  • Neon Chrome (10tons ) now €10.49 / £9.09 until Wed 14th Feb, normally €14.99 / £12.99
  • Plague Road (Arcade Distillery) now €10.00 / £9.59 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €12.50 / £11.99
  • Robonauts (QubicGames) now €11.99 / £10.79 until Sun 4th Mar, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Jackbox Games) now €17.59 / £15.99 until Thu 22nd Feb, normally €21.99 / £19.99
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL (Wired Productions) now €11.04 / £8.49 until Thu 22nd Feb, normally €12.99 / £9.99
  • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (MadCow) now €24.99 / £18.74 until Mon 26th Feb, normally €39.99 / £29.99
  • Let's Sing 2018 (Koch Media) now €29.99 / £22.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €39.99 / £29.99
  • Monster Jam: Crush It (MadCow) now €24.99 / £18.74 until Mon 26th Feb, normally €39.99 / £29.99
  • Gear.Club Unlimited (Anuman Interactive) now €44.99 / £40.49 until Sat 24th Feb, normally €49.99 / £44.99
  • Syberia (Microids) now €24.99 / £21.99 until Sat 24th Feb, normally €29.99 / £26.99
  • Syberia 2 (Microids) now €24.99 / £21.99 until Sat 24th Feb, normally €29.99 / £26.99

New Nintendo 3DS

  • 36 Fragments of Midnight (Petite Games) now €2.39 / £2.15 until Thu 22nd Feb, normally €2.99 / £2.69

Nintendo 3DS

  • Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (Rising Star Games) now €19.99 / £17.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €39.99 / £34.99
  • Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (Rising Star Games) now €19.99 / £14.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €39.99 / £29.99
  • Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games) now €9.99 / £8.99 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €19.99 / £17.99
  • Hometown Story (Rising Star Games) now €7.49 / £7.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €29.99 / £29.99
  • Harvest Moon GBC (Natsume Inc.) now €2.49 / £2.24 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €4.99 / £4.49
  • Cube Creator 3D (Big John Games) now €4.99 / £3.49 until Thu 8th Mar, normally €7.50 / £5.25
  • Coaster Creator 3D (Big John Games) now €4.82 / £3.99 until Thu 8th Mar, normally €7.25 / £6.00
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) now €4.99 / £4.49 until Thu 15th Feb, normally €9.99 / £8.99
  • The Legend of Dark Witch 3 (CIRCLE Ent.) now €7.99 / £7.89 until Thu 22nd Feb, normally €9.99 / £9.89

Wii U

  • Breakout Defense 2 (nuGAME) now €4.89 / £4.19 until Thu 8th Mar, normally €6.99 / £5.99
  • Inside My Radio (Seaven Studio) now €2.99 / £2.59 until Thu 1st Mar, normally €14.99 / £12.99
  • Midnight 2 (Petite Games) now €1.59 / £1.43 until Thu 22nd Feb, normally €1.99 / £1.79

DLC / Add-On Content

Nintendo Switch

  • Aegis Defenders: All Skins Pack (Humble Bundle) - €2.99 / £2.69
  • Aegis Defenders: Barista Clu Skin + Egg Kobo Skin (Humble Bundle) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Aegis Defenders: Kickstarter Turret Skin (Humble Bundle) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Aegis Defenders: Foodie Item Skins (Humble Bundle) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Aegis Defenders: Patisasier Bart Skin (Humble Bundle) - €0.99 / £0.89

Other

Nintendo Switch 

  • Disc Jam - 4,000 Jamoleons (CIRCLE Ent., Item) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Disc Jam - 25,000 Jamoleons (CIRCLE Ent., Item) - €4.99 / £4.49
  • Disc Jam - 60,000 Jamoleons (CIRCLE Ent., Item) - €9.99 / £8.99
  • Disc Jam - 130,000 Jamoleons (CIRCLE Ent., Item) - €19.99 / £17.99

Nintendo 3DS

  • The MoodBoards (Rainbow, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • Joy and Grandpa LeFrog (Rainbow, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • HIP HOP (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • Pop Music (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • BALLERINA (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • I LOVE MUSIC (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • DJ SET (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • ELECTRONIC MUSIC (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • K-POP (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • SWEET MUSIC (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • YOU ROCK (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • Music Trio (Umusic online France, Theme) - €3.99 / £3.59
  • GIRLS PACK (Umusic online France, Theme) - €3.99 / £3.59

What will you be downloading this week? (85 votes)

Dragon Quest Builders

24%

ACA NEOGEO 2020 SUPER BASEBALL

1%

Aegis Defenders

7%

Aperion Cyberstorm

1%

Arcade Archives CRAZY CLIMBER

1%

Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2

2%

ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun

1%

Disc Jam

4%

Millie

  0%

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles

13%

The Darkside Detective

7%

Black Hole

  0%

Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition

12%

Dandara

6%

Mercenary Kings Reloaded

4%

Premium Pool Arena

1%

PAYDAY 2

8%

AQUA KITTY UDX

  0%

Old Man's Journey

4%

Violett

2%

Link-a-Pix Colour

2%

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So that's it for this week's EU eShop update. Be sure to add your votes to the poll when it comes to the games you're planning to download, and we'd love to hear more from you and the rest of the Nintendo Life community in the comments below...