Thursday is here once more, bringing with it the promise of a new weekend on the horizon, and a fresh update to your local eShops. This week's haul of digital delights includes everything from a battle royale phenomenon and an objective-based shooter to a shape-based puzzler and grim-looking platformer. We'd like to hear your thoughts on the new additions, so feel free to leave a vote in our poll, and a comment at the bottom of the article. Enjoy!
Fortnite (Epic Games, Free) - Jump in to be the last one standing in the free 100-player Battle Royale. Build huge forts. Outwit your opponents. Earn your Victory. Squad up together online with friends in the same room or around the world!
Paladins - Founder's Pack (Hi-Rez Studios, $29.99) - Join 25+ million players in Paladins, the free-to-play fantasy team-based shooter sensation. Paladins will be available as a free-to-play game later this year. Founders get early access, immediately unlock all Champions and their voice packs now and forever, and receive exclusive cosmetics.
Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Softworks, Free) - Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.
LEGO The Incredibles (Warner Bros) – Experience the thrilling LEGO adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films The Incredibles and Incredibles 2. LEGO The Incredibles allows players to explore action-packed story levels and an epic hub world, including Municiberg, as they use their unique “Super” abilities to bring the city’s Super Villains to justice. The LEGO The Incredibles game for the Nintendo Switch system will be available on June 15.
Hollow Knight (Team Cherry, $15.00) - An epic action adventure through a vast ruined kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs, all in a classic, hand-drawn 2D style.
Alchemic Jousts (Lunatic Pixels, $9.99) - Command your elementals and support them with a wide variety of Skills. Control the arena and crush your opponent in one-to-one encounters!
Hexologic (MythicOwl , $2.99) - Relaxing puzzle with beautiful graphics and unique rules inspired by Sudoku.
Tennis World Tour (Bigben Interactive, $59.99) - The new standard developed by veterans of tennis simulations: play as one of 30 professional tennis players, learn all the shots, master each type of surface and experience a realistic career mode. Define your style of play and tactics to become n°1 in the world!
Jolt Family Robot Racer (Cooply, $4.99) - The game at its core is a competitive platformer that’s all about maintaining momentum with skillful navigation. The players compete to be the last robot standing. Using a charged burst of speed called the JOLT, and an array of different objects in the environment; your goal is to outperform or outright sabotage the other racers. Eliminated players are down but not out through the use of the VOID, a random Sabotage Power-Up that allows players to initiate revenge and change the outcome of the race!
ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS 3: THE NEXT GLORY (HAMSTER, $7.99) - "SUPER SIDEKICKS 3: THE NEXT GLORY" is a soccer game released in 1995 by SNK. Compete with 64 teams from around the world and six different kinds of tournaments where players can aim for the championship. Digitally traced animation makes for beautiful action along with a variety of impactful renderings and 3D shots which allow for intense gameplay.
Beekyr Reloaded (Akaoni Studio, $9.99) - Beekyr Reloaded is an exciting Shoot'em Up that brings back the joy of classics in the genre. Play as Beekyr, a brave bee that must avenge his hive from the nasty wasp queens that destroyed it, along five different worlds filled with dangerous insects and many hazards that will put your skills to the limit.
Bloons TD 5 (Ninja Kiwi, $14.99) - Five-star tower defense with unrivaled depth and replayability. The Bloons are back and this time they mean business! Build awesome towers, choose your favorite upgrades, hire cool new Special Agents, and pop every last invading Bloon in the best ever version of the most popular family friendly tower defense series in history.
Chameleon Run Deluxe Edition (CINEMAX, $5.99) - Chameleon Run is a unique, fast and challenging autorunner with a colorful twist. Jump, switch and run through expertly crafted levels that will have you running back for more.
Grab the Bottle (Sometimes You, $4.49) – Innovative, twisted way of solving puzzles by stretching and retracting your arm. Available June 20
INK (Digerati, $7.19) – The world's first splatformer is here! INK is a fast-paced platformer with a twist – levels are invisible and must be splattered with brightly colored paint before they can be seen! Available June 19
Lanota (Flyhigh Works, $14.99) - Lanota offers a unique blend of dynamic music rhythm gameplay and storytelling, delivering a colorful narrative and enticing soundtrack in one package!
Moorhuhn Remake (Higgs Games, $5.59 - normal $6.99) - Aim, shoot chickens from the sky and reload. Single-player, multiplayer and 1 vs. 1 duel mode.
Otto (34BigThings, $4.49) - Swing your Joy-Con™ or use the touch screen controls to maneuver the side pulleys, moving Otto's platform around. Travel between worlds, avoid obstacles, don't fall, eat some seeds on the way to fully complete the level... just an ordinary day in the life of an hamster (a very hungry one!).
Parallel (34BigThings, $9.99) - Parallel is a stylish neon puzzle platformer where you control two characters at the same time.
Pub Encounter (D3Publisher, $16.99) - It's a romance game where you can fall in love with one of several middle-aged men. All of them are experienced in life and have their own stories to tell. They may not be young, but they can love as deeply and passionately as anyone.
R.B.I. Baseball 18 (MLB Advanced Media, $29.99) - This MLB season get the baseball game that will have you wanting to PLAY IT AGAIN!
Soccer Slammers (Atooi, $9.99) - Soccer Slammers is 2-on-2 arcade soccer with no rules. Just fast-paced fun for 1 to 4 players on a single Nintendo Switch. Crush your opponent by mastering power shots, slam tackles, bank shots, super sprints, and team combo-shots! Warm up with a two minute Quick Game or go for glory in the World Cup against the top 32 teams in the world.
The Lost Child (NIS America, $49.99) - The Lost Child is an RPG set in modern Japan. Hayato Ibuki, an occult journalist, is thrust into the middle of a conflict between angels, demons, and fallen angels. Now, he must capture defeated foes and turn them into valuable allies. Available 19 June.
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Nintendo, $39.99) - Help Musashi end the Empire's tyrannical monopoly of the world's sushi supply by becoming a Sushi Striker! Devour conveyor-belt sushi, matching plates and sushi types to defeat any enemy or boss who stands between you and victory. Befriend Sushi Sprites and use their powerful skills in battle. Deliciously strategic action-RPG-puzzle battles await!
Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion – Play as an Octoling for the very first time in this large-scale downloadable content for the Splatoon 2 game. This full-on single-player adventure spans 80 missions starring Agent 8, a new character who awakens on a dark subway platform. Navigate this mysterious underground test facility in a desperate battle to reach the surface of Inkopolis. Escape from these twisted depths, and you’ll be able to join multiplayer* matches as an Octoling. You may think you know everything about the world of Splatoon, but these waters run deep, and so does the lore. The Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC is available now. Full game is required to use DLC.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic new content, including the Challenge Battle Mode as well as Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country this September.
Challenge Battle Mode, launching today at 10 p.m. PT. This additional battle mode will test players’ skills with new battle rules in challenging new scenarios that highlight minor story elements and bring the characters Shulk and Fiora from the original Xenoblade Chronicles into the Nintendo Switch game for the very first time as new Rare Blades. For full patch notes, please visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 site.
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What are you downloading this week? (325 votes)
Tennis World Tour
Jolt Family Robot Racer
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS 3: THE NEXT GLORY
Bloons TD 5
Chameleon Run Deluxe Edition
Chameleon Run Deluxe Edition
R.B.I. Baseball 18
The Lost Child
Nothing for me
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