It's Thursday, so you know what that means - it's time for the weekly Nintendo Download update. This week's haul brings all manner of new digital delights to an eShop near you, so there's bound to be something that'll catch your eye. Drop a vote in our poll if it applies, and a comment or two with your potential purchases. Enjoy!

Switch eShop - New Releases

Runbow (Headup Games, €14.99 / £11.99) - With tons of competitive modes for up to nine players online and eight players locally and a massive Single Player Adventure, Runbow is the crazy, colour-based platformer you've been waiting for. The world of Runbow changes with each swipe of the background, so you'll have to stay on your toes as platforms and obstacles disappear - If you can't see it, it doesn't exist. - Read our Runbow review

Pocket Rumble (Chucklefish, €9.99 / £6.99) - Pocket Rumble retains all the gameplay elements that make traditional fighting games great, but reduces the level of execution and memorization necessary to the bare minimum. That way experienced players can learn the game fast and be able to focus on deeper elements of strategy and mindgames, new players can learn the ins and outs of fighting games without being overwhelmed, and everyone can get their skills to a competitive level without too much grinding alone in training mode.

SpiritSphere DX (Fabraz, €10.00 / £9.00) - One part tennis, other part magical beat down! Play solo or compete with friends by battling across fantastical realms and unleash the power of the Spirit Spheres! - Read our SpiritSphere DX review

PixelJunk Monsters 2 Deluxe Edition (Spike Chunsoft, €21.99 / £19.79) - Get ready to experience the next generation of real-time tower defense gameplay in the globally acclaimed PixelJunk Monsters series! The spirit of the forest, Tikiman, is in trouble. An army of mysterious monsters has invaded his peaceful forest! Repel the fire and fury of your assaulting foes! Protect the Chibis, the future of the Tiki tribe! Deluxe Edition includes main game plus two additional DLC. Read our review.

Voxel Shot for Nintendo Switch (SAT-BOX, €6.99 / £6.29) - Voxel Shot is a simple pick up and play action game set in an adorably quirky world of toys where you and your friends beat up zombies (and each other!) using a variety of different weapons.

ACA NEO GEO SAMURAI SHODOWN V (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “SAMURAI SHODOWN V” is a fighting game released by SNK in 2003. Yoshitora Tokugawa, Mina Majikina and more join the cast of twenty-four warriors. New systems available include the Sword Gauge and Concentration One, for even more sword-swinging action.

Awkward (Snap Finger Click, €12.99 / £9.99) - Awkward is the ultimate test on finding out how well friends, couples, and family know each other. Players are asked to answer increasingly uncomfortable questions in secret, while their companions try to guess the outcome.

ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION (Marvelous Europe, €8.99 / £7.19) - ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION puts you in control of the Peace Keeping Force known as DAT and along with your three allied Battle Mechs, you must attempt to save Earth’s Migrants and the Mars Colonies as a whole from the threat of the ANTS uprising. Who or what could be leading this threat against Mars, and the new planned perfect utopia for humanity?

Disease -Hidden Object- (D3 Publisher, €6.99 / £6.29) - This is a horror adventure game where the player go back and forth in between the real world and the hallucination world.The purpose of this game is to search items and collect scattered documents while solving mysteries and finding out the truth of the abolished hospital.

Kill The Bad Guy (Plug in Digital, €6.99 / £6.29) - Track the Bad Guys, be brutal and smart in your planning, and eliminate them one by one. But bear this in mind: each criminal’s death has to look like an accident. In each level, you’ll have the chance to splatter and destroy the Bad Guy using various weapons and traps. It’s up to you to make sure he ends up in the wrong place at the right time.

Miles & Kilo (Four Horses, £3.59/ €3.99 - normally £7.19/€7.99) - Miles and Kilo have been attacked by a mischievous specter! With their plane in pieces and a gang of thieving scoundrels running off with the important parts, the unfortunate duo's only hope of escape is to embark on a thrilling chase across a haunted island. Read our review.

Mushroom Wars 2 (Zillion Whales, €19.99 / £17.99) - Mushroom Wars 2 is an award-winning sequel to the critically acclaimed Real-Time Strategy hit built upon the core gameplay experience that made the original Mushroom Wars so enjoyable. - Read our Mushroom Wars 2 review

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €11.99 / £10.79) - Steev and the rest of the Squids are in danger! An infectious ooze is corrupting their world, and this band of unlikely heroes needs to fight back to save their kingdom.

The Journey Down: Chapter Three (BlitWorks, €14.99 / £13.49 for owners of The Journey Down: Chapter One or The Journey Down: Chapter TwoRegular price €19.99 / £17.99) - In the final chapter of The Journey Down, Bwana, Kito and Lina explore the vast reaches of the Underland and unravel its long-forgotten history. Their adventure comes to a bombastic conclusion when they learn the true nature of the Great Asili tree and the Armando Power Company.

Ultra Space Battle Brawl (Toge Productions, €12.99 / £11.99) - Fight against your friends in a super-silly-yet-most-awesome-intergalactic-definitely-not-baseball-fight-ever! Sit next to your opponent in this couch party battle game that will make your neighbour wish you were not there, or they were there with you making noise and have a really great time together.

Yuso (Vertical Reach, €6.49 / £5.99) - Yuso is a puzzle game where you have to clear the screen of Yuso! Take on the role of a space doctor travelling the Solar System. Moving from planet to planet, meeting the inhabitants and completing their stages. A quirky cast of characters will help you on your journey!

The Wardrobe (MixedBag , €14.99 / £13.49) - The Wardrobe is a 2D point & click adventure game in which you play as Skinny, a teen-skeleton with an impertinent attitude and a sparkling wit, willing to do anything to save his best friend’s soul from eternal damnation!

Rento Fortune Monolit (LAN - GAMES EOOD, €9.99 / £8.99) - Rento is online multiplayer business dice game. It is board game for 2 to 6 players. Trade lands, build houses, win auctions, roll wheel of fortune, risk in Russian Roulette and most importantly - have fun. Obtain monopoly over the game board and bankrupt the other players in order to win.

3DS eShop - New Releases

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter (Big John Games, €6.99 / £6.29) - Pilot your choice of three Skyfighters across alien worlds to protect human colonies and destroy Thorion forces. Blast away at hulking mechs, menacing gun turrets, and swarming drones. Push your dogfighting skills to their limits against the Thorion horde. - Read our Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter review

New 3DS eShop - New Releases

Cycle of Eternity: Space Anomaly (RandomSpin, €1.59 / £1.39Previously €4.99 / £4.49)

Switch eShop - Pre-Orders

Cartoon Network Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (Outright Games, €39.99 / £34.99, pre-order from 02/07/2018) - Pre-Order until 19/07/2018, 23:59 local time Game description: Ahoy! The Land of Ooo is underwater and it’s up to Finn and Jake to find out why. Join our heroes as they explore the high seas, search for hidden clues, interrogate shady suspects and fight pirates to solve the mystery and save their waterlogged world!

Tanzia (Arcanity, €19.99 / £16.99, pre-order from 02/07/2018) - Pre-Order until 19/07/2018, 14:59 CEST Game description: Tanzia is a single-player RPG that combines fast-paced strategic combat with elements of favourite classic RPGs in an open 3D world of magic and monsters.

OKAMI HD (CAPCOM, €19.99 / £15.99, pre-order from 05/07/2018) - Pre-Order until 08/08/2018, 23:59 local time Game description: Take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. Use magical abilities, attacks and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and colour.

GO VACATION (Nintendo, €49.99 / £39.99, pre-order from 06/07/2018) - Pre-Order until 26/07/2018, 23:59 local time Game description: Welcome to Kawawii Island, a paradise resort where friends and family can enjoy 50+ co-op and competitive activities. There are all sorts of exciting ways to explore the island, from horseback to buggies, snowmobiles to inline skates.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard (Outright Games, €39.99 / £34.99, pre-order from 06/07/2018) - Pre-Order until 12/07/2018, 23:59 local time Game description: Dracula, Mavis and their monster friends are marooned on the mysterious Lost Islands – and only you, in command of lovable little creatures, the Impa, can save them! Explore the islands, discover new Impa abilities, and rescue Frankenstein, Murray and Wayne from fearsome enemies. But hurry – the Drac-Pack’s lives are at stake!

Demos

Nintendo 3DS

  • WarioWare Gold Demo (Nintendo, Free) - The latest in the WarioWare series is coming to Nintendo 3DS family systems! Which means, there’s a new way to play Wario’s strangely satisfying microgames. With classics and new additions, there are 300 microgames to enjoy, making this the biggest entry in the series! Press buttons, tilt the system, use the Touch Screen and microphone, and dig that crazy action while it’s hot!

Switch eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION COMPLETE SET (Marvelous Europe) €10.79 / £8.99 -10% Wed 11th Jul €11.99 / £9.99
Miles & Kilo (Four Horses) €3.99 / £3.59 -50% Thu 12th Jul €7.99 / £7.19
Ghost 1.0 (unepic fran) €7.99 / £7.19 -20% Thu 12th Jul €9.99 / £8.99
Pato Box (Bromio) €13.49 / £12.14 -10% Sun 8th Jul €14.99 / £13.49
The Mooseman (Sometimes You) €6.29 / £5.66 -10% Wed 18th Jul €6.99 / £6.29
VERTICAL STRIKE ENDLESS CHALLENGE (Active Gaming Media) €4.49 / £4.04 -10% Wed 18th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Candle: The Power of the Flame (Merge Games) €15.99 / £11.99 -20% Thu 2nd Aug €19.99 / £14.99
Frost (Digerati) €10.39 / £9.35 -20% Wed 18th Jul €12.99 / £11.69
The Count Lucanor (Merge Games) €5.09 / £4.07 -66% Mon 16th Jul €14.99 / £11.99
It's Spring Again (Sometimes You) €1.59 / £1.43 -20% Mon 9th Jul €1.99 / £1.79
Save the Ninja Clan (Sometimes You) €3.99 / £3.59 -20% Mon 9th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild) €2.99 / £2.69 -70% Wed 1st Aug €9.99 / £8.99
Where Are My Friends? (Sometimes You) €4.79 / £4.31 -20% Mon 9th Jul €5.99 / £5.39
Die for Valhalla! (Monster Couch) €9.95 / £9.12 -17% Tue 10th Jul €11.99 / £10.99
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast (Gambitious ) €2.96 / £2.54 -15% Wed 11th Jul €3.49 / £2.99
Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator (Gambitious ) €1.94 / £1.69 -15% Wed 11th Jul €2.29 / £1.99
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (MadCow) €14.99 / £9.99 -50% Wed 25th Jul €29.99 / £19.99
Monster Jam: Crush It (MadCow) €14.99 / £9.99 -50% Wed 25th Jul €29.99 / £19.99
30-in-1 Game Collection: Volume 1 (Teyon ) €7.49 / £6.74 -50% Thu 19th Jul €14.99 / £13.49
BINGO for Nintendo Switch (Starsign) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Wed 1st Aug €4.99 / £4.49
Gekido Kintaro's Revenge (NAPS Team) €9.89 / £8.90 -34% Thu 26th Jul €14.99 / £13.49
Ice Cream Surfer (Dolores Ent.) €6.40 / £6.00 -20% Thu 19th Jul €8.00 / £7.50
Immortal Redneck (CremaGames) €15.99 / £14.39 -20% Sat 14th Jul €19.99 / £17.99
Spy Chameleon (Unfinished Pixel) €6.39 / £5.75 -20% Mon 16th Jul €7.99 / £7.19
Super Ping Pong Trick Shot (STARSIGN) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Wed 1st Aug €4.99 / £4.49
Tallowmere (Teyon) €3.49 / £3.14 -50% Thu 19th Jul €6.99 / £6.29
Yooka-Laylee (Team17) €29.99 / £26.24 -25% Thu 12th Jul €39.99 / £34.99
Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition (Tribute Games) €10.71 / £9.64 -33% Thu 12th Jul €15.99 / £14.39
Flinthook (Tribute Games) €8.20 / £7.36 -33% Thu 12th Jul €12.25 / £10.99
Mecho Tales (Arcade Distillery) €0.99 / £0.87 -88% Sat 28th Jul €8.49 / £7.49
The Next Penelope (Plug In Digital) €9.99 / £7.99 -23% Sun 15th Jul €12.99 / £10.99

New 3DS eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
Breakout Defense 2 (nuGAME) €4.89 / £4.19 -30% Thu 2nd Aug €6.99 / £5.99

3DS eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles (Teyon) €1.99 / £1.79 -50% Thu 19th Jul €3.99 / £3.59
Bird Mania 3D (Teyon) €0.49 / £0.44 -51% Thu 19th Jul €0.99 / £0.89
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (GameMill) €9.99 / £7.49 -50% Wed 25th Jul €19.99 / £14.99
Chat-A-Lot (Teyon) €3.99 / £3.59 -50% Thu 19th Jul €7.99 / £7.19
Collide-a-Ball (STARSIGN) €0.99 / £0.99 -50% Wed 1st Aug €1.99 / £1.99
Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (Teyon) €0.49 / £0.44 -51% Thu 19th Jul €0.99 / £0.89
Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (Teyon) €0.99 / £0.89 -50% Thu 19th Jul €1.99 / £1.79
Crollors Game Pack (Nvriezen) €0.99 / £0.93 -34% Wed 26th Jul €1.49 / £1.39
Cube Tactics (Teyon) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
DISNEY 2-PACK FROZEN - BIG HERO 6 COMBO (GameMill) €9.99 / £7.49 -50% Wed 25th Jul €19.99 / £14.99
Doll Fashion Atelier (Teyon) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Excave (Teyon) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Governor of Poker (Teyon) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Groove Heaven (Teyon) €1.99 / £1.79 -50% Thu 19th Jul €3.99 / £3.59
Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (Teyon) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Mini Golf Resort (Teyon) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Noah's Cradle (CIRCLE Ent.) €2.49 / £1.99 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £3.99
Ocean Runner (Teyon) €1.49 / £1.34 -50% Thu 19th Jul €2.99 / £2.69
Ping Pong Trick Shot (STARSIGN) €0.99 / £0.99 -50% Wed 1st Aug €1.99 / £1.99
PixelMaker (Nostatic Software) €3.51 / £3.19 -22% Thu 19th Jul €4.49 / £3.99
Plantera (Ratalaika Games) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Polara (CIRCLE Ent.) €2.50 / £2.49 -50% Thu 19th Jul €5.00 / £4.99
Quell Memento (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.99 / £1.99 -50% Thu 19th Jul €3.99 / £3.99
Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.99 / £1.99 -50% Thu 19th Jul €3.99 / £3.99
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) €4.99 / £4.49 -50% Thu 12th Jul €9.99 / £8.99
Robot Rescue 3D (Teyon) €1.49 / £1.34 -50% Thu 19th Jul €2.99 / £2.69
Skater Cat (Teyon) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
Steel Empire (Teyon) €7.99 / £7.19 -50% Thu 19th Jul €15.99 / £14.39
WAKEDAS (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.49 / £1.49 -50% Thu 19th Jul €2.99 / £2.99
VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software) €4.39 / £3.67 -20% Thu 19th Jul €5.49 / £4.59

Wii U eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild) €2.99 / £2.69 -70% Wed 1st Aug €9.99 / £8.99
Bird Mania Party (Teyon) €0.99 / £0.89 -50% Thu 19th Jul €1.99 / £1.79
PixelMaker (Nostatic Software) €3.51 / £3.19 -22% Thu 19th Jul €4.49 / £3.99
Plantera (Ratalaika Games) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Thu 19th Jul €4.99 / £4.49
VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software) €4.39 / £3.59 -20% Thu 19th Jul €5.49 / £4.49
Zombie Defense (Teyon) €3.99 / £3.59 -50% Thu 19th Jul €7.99 / £7.19

DLC / Add-On Content

Nintendo Switch

  • Gal*Gun 2 - Gal*Gun 2 - Alice in Doki Doki Land Set (Pqube) - €4.49 / £4.09
  • Gal*Gun 2 - Gal*Gun 2 - Racy Ribbons Set (Pqube) - €4.49 / £4.09
  • Gal*Gun 2 - Gal*Gun 2 - Vice Cop Set (Pqube) - €4.49 / £4.09
  • Gal*Gun 2 - Gal*Gun 2 - DLC Set 6 (Pqube) - €9.99 / £8.99
  • LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2 - Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp Character and Level Pack (WB Games) - €2.99 / £2.50
  • PixelJunk Monsters 2 Danganronpa Pack (Spike Chunsoft) - €4.99 / £4.49
  • PixelJunk Monsters 2 Tiki Bundle (Spike Chunsoft) - €7.99 / £7.19
  • Runbow AOC - Anime Pack (Headup Games) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • Runbow AOC - Satura's Space Adventure (Headup Games) - €6.99 / £6.29
  • Runbow AOC - Winter Pack (Headup Games) - €2.99 / £2.69
  • Runbow AOC - Steampunk Pack (Headup Games) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • Runbow AOC - Professionals Pack (Headup Games) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • Runbow AOC - Costume & Music Bundle (Headup Games) - €6.99 / £6.29
  • Runbow AOC - Extra Val-Hue Bundle (Headup Games) - €12.99 / £11.69
  • ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION EXTRA PACK (Marvelous Europe) - €4.99 / £3.99
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Classic 07 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99 / £2.99
  • WorldNeverland - Black Ancestral Garb Set (althi) - €3.33 / £2.99
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Advanced Accessory Set (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Bottled Potion Set (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Castaway Start Dash Set (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Economy Ingredient Set (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Elixir Set 1 (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Elixir Set 2 (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Elixir Set 3 (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Elixir Set 4 (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Elixir Set 5 (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Fish Bait Set 1 (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Fish Bait Set 2 (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Fish Bait Set 3 (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Free Set 1 (NIS America) - Free
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Free Set 2 (NIS America) - Free
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Premium Material Set (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Ripe Fruit Set (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Status Recovery Set (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Tempest Set 1 (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Tempest Set 2 (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Tempest Set 3 (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Tempest Set 4 (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Tempest Set 5 (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Useful Accessory Set (NIS America) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE - Additional Characters Pack 1 (PQube Limited) - €4.49 / £3.69
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