Running out of things to play on your 3DS or Nintendo Switch? Well, we've got just the remedy - a brand new Nintendo Download update. This week's haul is an impressive one, bringing with it a ton of new additions to the eShops, ranging from Neo Geo re-releases and indie curios to bigger titles from across the industry. We'd love to hear which games you'll be downloading (or not), so feel free to contribute to the poll and leave a comment down below. Enjoy!
Detective Pikachu (The Pokémon Company, €39.99 / £34.99) - Bonus until 22/04/2018, 22:59 UTC: Download code for the theme Pokémon: Detective Pikachu for Nintendo 3DS. The download code is valid until 31/05/2018. Game description: Detective Pikachu is on the case! Put your detective hat on – it’s time to crack the case of a boy’s missing father in Detective Pikachu, a unique adventure game filled with beloved Pokémon. - Read our Detective Pikachu review
Attack on Titan 2 (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €69.99 / £54.99) - Bonus AOC until 17/04/2018, 00:59 CEST - A.O.T. 2: Eren & Levi "Plain clothes" Outfit Early Release + A.O.T. 2: Mikasa & Armin "Plain clothes" Outfit Early Release Game description: Abandon all fear. A.O.T. 2 is the gripping sequel to the action game based on the worldwide hit anime series "Attack on Titan." Read our review.
A.O.T. 2 Deluxe Edition (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €109.99 / £89.99) - Bonus AOC until 17/04/2018, 00:59 CEST - Season Pass (includes all upcoming AOCs) / A.O.T. 2: Eren & Levi "Plain clothes" Outfit Early Release + A.O.T. 2: Mikasa & Armin "Plain clothes" Outfit Early Release Game description: "A.O.T. 2" Game ・20 piece additional outfit set
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (WayForward, €16.22 / £14.59) - Embark on an adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. When she loses her magic, Shantae must team up with her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons to advance her quest, slay monsters, battle epic bosses…and hopefully get her magic back in the bargain! But can she really trust her deadliest enemy? - Read our Shantae and the Pirate's Curse review
Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut (Digerati, £12.14 until 29th March - normally £13.49) - A puzzle game where you control Skullface, who's hell-bent on revenge. Slide him around hundreds of isometric puzzle levels to squash hapless victims in this darkly comic homage to 80s horror movies. Read our review.
Swim Out (Lozange Lab, €5.99 / £5.39) - Over 100 levels nestled in carefully crafted landscapes, soothed by the sound of seagulls, frogs or water splashes.
EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san (ARC SYSTEM WORKS, €6.99 / £6.29) - "EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san" is a rhythm action game spin-off of the 2D-fighting game series, "BLAZBLUE", that features Dead Spike-san in an eating frenzy.
Arcade Archives MOON PATROL (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - "MOON PATROL" is a side-scrolling action-shooting game released by IREM in 1982. Control a lunar rover as you jump to avoid obstacles, and move forward while defeating enemies that shoot missiles from above or rockets towards you. The goal is to make it through the Beginner Course and Champion Course.
ACA NEO GEO WORLD HEROES 2 JET (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - "WORLD HEROES 2 JET" is a fighting game released by SNK in 1994. It is the third title in the WORLD HEROES series. Sixteen heroes, villains, and other fighters have gathered to determine who is the strongest in the world. With dashes, back steps, and the addition of a counter system, you can enjoy speedy battles.
Gate Of Doom (FTE Games, €6.99 / £6.99) - Play with your friends and close the Gate Of Doom forever!
Gekido Kintaro's Revenge (NAPS Team, €14.99 / £13.49) - A year has passed since the epic battle that decided the fate of mankind and claimed the life of the beloved Angela. Dark omens once again tell of the return of an evil presence. Ushi is the last remaining master of the ancient art of Shin-Ken, and he calls upon Tetsuo, his disciple and adopted son, to investigate some strange happenings in a faraway farming village outside the city.
OPUS: Rocket of Whispers (Flyhigh Works, €8.99 / £6.19) - Throughout OPUS: Rocket of Whispers you will play as two survivors of an apocalyptic plague. Help them achieve the unimaginable goal of building a rocket, so they can return the deceased to their cosmic homeland through the ancient tradition of space burials.
SOL DIVIDE for Nintendo Switch (Zerodiv, €6.99 / £6.99) - Vorg heard a rumour that the army of Satan was searching for treasures called Seirei stones, which led him to think that the time for revenge has come. Vorg, who was a holy knight in Western Kingdom, Miltia, was in the forest town of Neraphai working for a mission when the king of Satan, Ifter, invaded the Kingdom of Miltia with Dhatilos armies.
Castle of Heart (7Levels, €14.99 / £13.49) - CASTLE OF HEART, available exclusively for Nintendo Switch, is a classic action platformer at the genre’s best... and most challenging, with plentiful new twists on the formula to experience. Players take control over a cursed knight, turned to stone by the evil sorcerer’s spell, but ready to prove that love and courage can conquer even the darkest magic. - Read our Castle of Heart review
ARMS Global Testpunch (Nintendo, Free) - A new global Testpunch for ARMS, which lets Nintendo Switch owners try out select modes for free, will be running for three days starting on 31st March. To participate, players just have to download the Testpunch in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.
- NO THING (Forever Entertainment) now €1.79 / £1.61 until Thu 29th Mar, normally €1.99 / £1.79
- Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut (Digerati) now €13.49 / £12.14 until Thu 29th Mar, normally €14.99 / £13.49
- Deep Ones Demo (Sometimes You, Demo) - Free
- Metropolis: Lux Obscura Demo (Sometimes You, Demo) - Free
- EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san Demo (ARC SYSTEM WORKS, Demo) - Free
Alteric (Sometimes You, €4.49 / £4.04 until 30/03/108, 23:59 local time Regular price €4.99 / £4.49, pre-order from 19/03/2018) - A single player 2D-platformer Bright minimalistic graphics Hardcore gameplay with physics, gravity and logic 2 interconnected parallel worlds A variety of obstacles and dangerous bosses Atmospheric soundtrack
Super Rocket Shootout (Plug In Digital, €9.99 / £8.99, pre-order from 22/03/2018) - Super Rocket Shootout is a frantic 2D pixel art brawler game, mixing platformer and fighting mechanics. Charming characters, destructible environments, cool weapons and awesome jetpack make this a blast to play alone or with up to 4 friends.
Super Chariot (Microids, €19.99 / £17.99, pre-order from 25/03/2018) - Designed for Nintendo Switch, Super Chariot is a 2D platform game that can be played through to the end in either solo or co-op mode. You play as either the brave Princess or her faithful fiancé in a subterranean fantasy adventure...
DLC / Add-On Content
- A.O.T. 2 : Additional Costumes 16 Piece Set (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €37.99 / £34.19
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Eren Costume: "Bad Boy Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Mikasa Costume: "Chinese Dress Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Levi Costume: "Leather Jacket Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
- A.O.T. 2: Costume Set "Halloween" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €11.99 / £10.79
- A.O.T. 2: Costume Set "Christmas" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €11.99 / £10.79
- A.O.T. 2: Costume Set "Summer Festival" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - Free
- A.O.T. 2: Costume Set "Japanese New Year" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €11.99 / £10.79
- A.O.T. 2: Mikasa Costume "Summer Festival" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €- / £- / CHF -
- LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes 2 - Cloak And Dagger Character and Level Pack (WB Games) - €2.99 / £2.50
- WWE 2K18 Enduring Icons Pack (2K) - €9.99 / £7.99
- WWE 2K18 NXT Generation Pack (2K) - €9.99 / £7.99
- WWE 2K18 New Moves Pack (2K) - €3.99 / £3.59
- Pokkén Tournament DXBattle Pack Wave 2 (Nintendo) - €- / £- / CHF -
- Rocket League® – Unlocked Event Crates x1 (Psyonix, Item) - €2.11 / £1.87
- Rocket League® – Unlocked Event Crates x5 (Psyonix, Item) - €8.45 / £7.52
- Rocket League® – Unlocked Event Crates x10 (Psyonix, Item) - €16.91 / £15.04
- Rocket League® – Unlocked Event Crates x20 (Psyonix, Item) - €33.83 / £30.09
- ARCADE (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
- HELLO SPRING (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
- UNICORN (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WILD MUSIC (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
- PACK #5 (Umusic online France, Theme) - €3.99 / £3.59
What are you downloading this week? (84 votes)
Attack On Titan 2
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
EAT BEAT DEADSPIKE-san
Arcade Archives MOON PATROL
ACA NEO GEO WORLD HEROES 2 JET
Gate Of Doom
Gekido Kintaro's Revenge
OPUS: Rocket of Whispers
SOL DIVIDE for Nintendo Switch
Castle of Heart
Metropolis: Lux Obscura
Nothing for me!
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