The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!

Switch Retail - New Releases

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (CAPCOM, €59.99 / £49.99) - Hunting season is OPEN! This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on Nintendo Switch. Take on epic hunts on the go or from the comfort of your own home! Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode! Featuring the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favourites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters! - Read our Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate review

de Blob 2 (THQ Nordic, €29.99 / £26.99) - In de Blob 2 Comrade Black and the Inkies are back with a whole new plot to rid the world of colour. With all-new help from Papa Blanc and his followers the Blancs, Blob and his friends will have their work cut out for them bringing colour back to the citizens of Prisma City.

God Wars The Complete Legend (NIS America, €39.99 / £35.99) - God Wars The Complete Legend is a tactical RPG that explores the untold history of Japan through folklore and tactical combat. Discover the secret pasts and ultimate destinies of Kaguya and her friends inside the 'Labyrinth of Yomi' - Read our God Wars The Complete Legend review

Switch eShop - New Releases

Into the Breach (Subset Games, €14.99 / £11.39) - The remnants of human civilisation are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL.

The Messenger (Devolver Digital, €19.99 / £17.99) - As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-travelling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. - Read our The Messenger review

Blade Strangers (Nicalis, €39.99 / £35.99) - Developed by Studio Saizensen, Blade Strangers is a hardcore old-school fighting game. The streamlined four-button control scheme makes it easy for beginners to deal out damage from day one…but the intricate combos, counters and specials give tournament-calibre players plenty of opportunities for frame counting, chain construction and hit-box science. - Read our Blade Strangers review

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Season Pass (Telltale, €23.99 / £18.99) - After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be Clementine’s chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. In this gripping, emotional final season, your choices will define your relationships and determine how Clementine’s story ends.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (Telltale, €24.99 / £19.99) - Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.

Victor Vran Overkill Edition (HaemimontGames, €39.99 / £35.99) - Become Victor, hunter of demons. Forge your own hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Explore ‘Motörhead: Through the Ages’ - a wild tour through the mythos of the loudest band in the world, and enter the Fractured Worlds, a dimension formed from the fragments of broken realms.

Western 1849 Reloaded (NAWIA GAMES, €6.99 / £6.29) - Back in 1849, when the West was Wild and gunslingers faced off on the street, gold was discovered in the sleepy town of Sunset Bluff. Like a coyote drawn to the scent of blood, the Quicksilver Bandits rode into town to seize the mines and establish the law of the gun. The helpless citizens have suffered, and now they're looking to you, their saviour. Draw your weapons! It is time to clear Sunset Bluff of the bloodthirsty vermin!

Arcade Archives ARGUS (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “ARGUS” is a shooting game released by JALECO in 1986. Fly an aircraft with anti-air and anti-ground guns and use the power-ups available to destroy the flying fortress Mega Argus. Each stage features different equipment and a landing sequence at the end of the stage.

ACA NEOGEO FOOTBALL FRENZY (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “FOOTBALL FRENZY” is a sports game released by SNK in 1992. Select from one of ten individual teams and compete to win the championship. A variety of formations allows for countless play patterns and extremely realistic games. A two-player versus mode is also available.

Azure Reflections (Unties, €17.49 / £13.99) - Now on the Nintendo Switch: A side-scrolling bullet hell fangame based on one of the hottest shooting game series to come out of Japan, the Touhou Project! Rush to tear your way through bullets and enemies alike!

Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers (Unties, €9.99 / £8.99) - Drift like a pro with easy analog stick controls! The intuitive party battle mode offers fun for everyone. Play wherever you are, any time!

Fall of Light: Darkest Edition (Digerati, €13.49 / £12.14) - Fall of Light is a story-driven action RPG set within a world consumed by darkness. You are Nyx, an old warrior who has embarked on a dangerous journey with his daughter, Aether, an ‘indigo child’ who radiates luminescence. Only together will they be strong enough to complete their quest: reach the last place on Earth still touched by sunlight.

Freedom Planet (Marvelous Europe, €14.99 / £12.99) - Freedom Planet is a fast-paced combat-driven platform adventure that pits a spunky dragon girl and her friends against hostile foreign powers and alien attack forces. There's trouble around every turn, from insects to giant robots to sheer explosive destruction, but players will have a variety of special fighting abilities at their disposal to blast through more than a dozen massive, nonlinear stages. - Read our Freedom Planet review

Gnomes Garden 3: The Thief of Castles (8Floor Games, €4.99 / £4.49) - The gnome princess has finally come home. She managed to make peace with the trolls and befriend their queen, but at home, evil was afoot: a warlock collector stole the gnome monarch’s castle along with the royal family! The princess must gather a team and set off on a new adventure to save her loved ones!

Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle (Happinet Corporation, €11.99 / £10.99) - Form your party (a group of secret agents) from among four races: Human, Oni, Tengu, and Nekomata. Then conquer the terrifying and mysterious Yokai-filled castle!

Mini Metro (Radial Games, €7.64 / £6.74) - In Mini Metro, you take on the task of designing the subway layout for a rapidly expanding city. Your city starts with three stations. Draw routes between these stations to connect them with subway lines. Commuters travel along your lines to get around the city as fast as they can. Each station can only hold a handful of waiting commuters so your subway network will need to be well-designed to avoid delays.

Phantaruk (Forever Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.49) - Phantaruk combines survival horror with adventure and stealth mechanics. Expect true shivers down your spine as you fight for your life.

Realpolitiks (Forever Entertainment, €22.40 / £20.24) - Realpolitiks is a streamlined real-time grand strategy game that allows you to become the leader of any contemporary nation. Dive deep into the issues of the modern world, with its current geopolitical borders, using your country’s power and economic strength to engage in military conflicts and international affairs. - Read our Realpolitiks review

The VideoKid (Chorus Worldwide Games, €4.39 / £3.99) - The VideoKid pays homage to the 1980s and the classic video games of that era. Harking back to a simpler time of pure gameplay, take control of The VideoKid as he hurls videos through the mailboxes, or windows, of his customers to earn cash. But this is no ordinary street... you may also encounter strangely-familiar characters from your past. How many will you spot? - Read our The VideoKid review

Switch eShop - Demos

INSTANT TENNIS Demo (Breakfirst Games, Free) - Easy to pick-up with motion controls: Swing the Joy-Con like a tennis racket. Fun to play with family and friends!

Switch eShop - Pre-Orders

Hyper Light Drifter - Special Edition (Abylight, €19.99 / £17.99, pre-order from 28/08/2018) - Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies. Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

TowerFall (Matt Makes Games Inc., €19.99 / £17.99, pre-order from 28/08/2018) - TowerFall is the ultimate version of the archery combat/party game, featuring all of the content from Ascension and Dark World, and several Switch-exclusive additions! Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, TowerFall centres around hilarious, intense versus matches - best played against friends, sitting cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other.

Bastion (Supergiant Games, €12.49 / £10.99, pre-order from 28/08/2018) - Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.

Hover (Plug In Digital, €24.99 / £22.49, pre-order from 28/08/2018) - Hover is a fast-paced single and multiplayer Parkour game in a futuristic 3D Open World. Join the Rebellion and deride the security forces of an anti-leisure tyranny.

Big Buck Hunter Arcade (MADCOW, €34.99 / £29.99, pre-order from 30/08/2018) - The Hunting Arcade Game is now available for your console. Big Buck Hunter will bring the arcade experience to your living room with this fast-paced, addictive arcade shooter! Travel around the globe and take down wild game in Whitetail and Moose adventures or try your aiming and speed skills in epic bonus challenges.

Party Crashers (Giant Margarita, €14.99 / £13.49, pre-order from 30/08/2018) - Fast-paced battle-racing with a retro-future aesthetic for 1–4 players. With over 50 included game modes and almost endless customisation, Party Crashers is amazingly fun out-of-the-box and then lets you create your own fun.

SENRAN KAGURA Reflexions (Marvelous Europe, €9.99 / £8.99, pre-order from 30/08/2018) - A new SENRAN KAGURA game is coming to Nintendo Switch! Help your friend relax by massaging her hands and you just might restore a piece of her lost heart. Explore her many daydreams and you’ll get to know her as an experienced warrior, an energetic admirer and much more.

Switch eShop - Special Offers

 
Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
God Wars The Complete Legend - Additional Equipment: True Three Sacred Treasures Set (NIS America) Free -100% Fri 14th Sep €1.49 / £1.39
Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition (Serenity Forge) €14.99 / £11.99 -25% Thu 13th Sep €19.99 / £15.99
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) €39.99 / £33.29 -33% Thu 6th Sep €59.99 / £49.99
Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) €39.99 / £33.29 -33% Thu 6th Sep €59.99 / £49.99
Splatoon 2 + Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion (Nintendo) €59.98 / £51.28 -25% Thu 6th Sep €79.98 / £67.98
ARMS (Nintendo) €39.99 / £33.29 -33% Thu 6th Sep €59.99 / £49.99
DOOM (Bethesda Softworks) €39.99 / £33.29 -33% Thu 6th Sep €59.99 / £49.99
FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts) €14.79 / £12.94 -63% Thu 6th Sep €39.99 / £34.99
Human: Fall Flat (Curve Digital) €7.49 / £7.49 -50% Thu 6th Sep €14.99 / £14.99
Rocket League® (Psyonix) €13.99 / £10.50 -30% Thu 13th Sep €19.99 / £15.00
20XX (Batterystaple Games) €10.14 / £9.09 -30% Thu 6th Sep €14.49 / £12.99
Chess Ultra (Ripstone Publishing) €7.49 / £5.99 -40% Thu 6th Sep €12.49 / £9.99
Rocket League® - Chaos Run DLC Pack (Psyonix) €2.79 / £2.10 -30% Thu 13th Sep €3.99 / £3.00
Rocket League® - Supersonic Fury DLC Pack (Psyonix) €2.79 / £2.10 -30% Thu 13th Sep €3.99 / £3.00
Rocket League® - Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack (Psyonix) €2.79 / £2.10 -30% Thu 13th Sep €3.99 / £3.00
Rocket League® - The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Back to the Future Car Pack (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Aftershock (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Esper (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Marauder (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Masamune (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Proteus (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Triton (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Vulcan (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Hot Wheels® Bone Shaker (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® - Hot Wheels® Twin Mill III (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® – Fast & Furious '70 Dodge® Charger R/T (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® – Fast & Furious '99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 (Psyonix) €1.39 / £1.05 -30% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.50
Rocket League® – Fast & Furious DLC Bundle (Psyonix) €2.95 / £2.62 -30% Thu 13th Sep €4.22 / £3.75
Rocket League® - DC Super Heroes DLC Pack (Psyonix) €2.36 / £2.10 -30% Thu 13th Sep €3.38 / £3.00
Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games) €5.99 / £5.39 -25% Sun 16th Sep €7.99 / £7.19
Otto (34Big Things) €3.99 / £3.59 -20% Mon 17th Sep €4.99 / £4.49
Mecha Storm (ENP GAMES) €14.99 / £13.49 -25% Mon 10th Sep €19.99 / £17.99
Parallel (34 Big Things ) €7.99 / £7.19 -20% Mon 17th Sep €9.99 / £8.99
UNBOX: Newbie's Adventure (Merge Games) €10.19 / £8.49 -66% Thu 13th Sep €29.99 / £24.99
Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.1: Ovnifagos Don't Eat Flamingos (Zerouno Games) €4.79 / £4.31 -20% Thu 27th Sep €5.99 / £5.39
Bloody Zombies (nDreams) €6.07 / £4.94 -55% Thu 6th Sep €13.49 / £10.99
Epic Loon (Ukuza) €7.49 / £6.74 -50% Thu 13th Sep €14.99 / £13.49
Final Light, The Prison (Enjoy Up Games) €6.29 / £5.66 -10% Thu 27th Sep €6.99 / £6.29
Pixel Action Heroes (Cypronia) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Thu 20th Sep €4.99 / £4.49
Sausage Sports Club (Luckshot Games) €11.25 / £10.13 -13% Mon 3rd Sep €12.99 / £11.69
The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild) €2.89 / £2.60 -71% Sun 30th Sep €9.99 / £8.99
Tesla vs Lovecraft (10tons ) €11.24 / £9.74 -25% Wed 5th Sep €14.99 / £12.99
Tower Of Babel (EnjoyUp Games) €5.49 / £4.94 -45% Thu 27th Sep €9.99 / £8.99
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) €5.59 / £4.89 -30% Thu 6th Sep €7.99 / £6.99
Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator (Gambitious ) €1.83 / £1.59 -20% Sat 8th Sep €2.29 / £1.99
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast (Gambitious ) €2.79 / £2.39 -20% Sat 8th Sep €3.49 / £2.99
The Messenger (Devolver Digital) €16.99 / £15.29 -15% €19.99 / £17.99
Tiny Hands Adventure (Blue Sunset Games) €13.59 / £11.89 -15% €15.99 / £13.99

New 3DS eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
Breakout Defense 2 (nuGAME) €4.89 / £4.19 -30% Thu 27th Sep €6.99 / £5.99
Super Destronaut 3D (Petite Games) €0.99 / £0.89 -50% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.79

3DS eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
Angry Bunnies (Cypronia) €3.89 / £3.59 -40% Sun 20th Sep €6.49 / £5.99
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) €3.99 / £3.59 -50% Thu 6th Sep €7.99 / £7.19
Breakout Defense (nuGame) €4.90 / £4.20 -30% Thu 27th Sep €7.00 / £6.00
Bubble Pop World (Cypronia) €1.19 / £1.07 -40% Sun 20th Sep €1.99 / £1.79
Color Zen (Cypronia) €1.79 / £1.79 -40% Sun 20th Sep €2.99 / £2.99
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia) €1.79 / £1.79 -40% Sun 20th Sep €2.99 / £2.99
Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games) €2.47 / £2.47 -45% Thu 27th Sep €4.50 / £4.50
Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (Cypronia) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Sun 20th Sep €4.99 / £4.49
Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games) €2.99 / £2.69 -25% Thu 27th Sep €3.99 / £3.59
Johnny's Payday Panic (Office Create) €2.29 / £1.99 -49% Thu 6th Sep €4.49 / £3.99
My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Sun 20th Sep €4.99 / £4.49
RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games) €1.64 / £1.64 -45% Thu 27th Sep €2.99 / £2.99
Rubik's® Cube (Cypronia) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Sun 20th Sep €4.99 / £4.49
TOYS VS MONSTERS (EnjoyUp Games) €2.19 / £2.19 -45% Thu 27th Sep €3.99 / £3.99
VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100 (EnjoyUp Games) €3.66 / £3.66 -45% Thu 27th Sep €6.66 / £6.66
Crollors Game Pack (Nvriezen) €0.99 / £0.89 -34% €1.49 / £1.39

Wii U eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games) €1.24 / £1.14 -50% Thu 27th Sep €2.49 / £2.29
Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade (Cypronia) €4.19 / £3.59 -40% Sun 20th Sep €6.99 / £5.99
Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Sun 20th Sep €4.99 / £4.49
Color Zen (Cypronia) €1.79 / £1.79 -40% Sun 20th Sep €2.99 / £2.69
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia) €1.79 / £1.79 -40% Sun 20th Sep €2.99 / £2.99
Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia) €6.99 / £5.59 -30% Sun 20th Sep €9.99 / £7.99
Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes (Cypronia) €4.89 / £4.40 -30% Sun 20th Sep €6.99 / £6.29
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) €1.24 / £1.14 -50% Thu 27th Sep €2.49 / £2.29
Hurry Up! Bird Hunter (EnjoyUp Games) €4.39 / £3.95 -45% Thu 27th Sep €7.99 / £7.19
My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Sun 20th Sep €4.99 / £4.49
My Style Studio: Notebook (Cypronia) €1.79 / £1.61 -40% Sun 20th Sep €2.99 / £2.69
Rubik's® Cube (Cypronia) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Sun 20th Sep €4.99 / £4.49
Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself (Petite Games) €0.99 / £0.89 -50% Thu 13th Sep €1.99 / £1.79
The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild) €2.89 / £2.60 -71% Sun 30th Sep €9.99 / £8.99
Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain (Cypronia) €0.89 / £0.83 -40% Sun 20th Sep €1.49 / £1.39

DLC / Add-On Content

Nintendo Switch

  • DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 - Extra Pack 3 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - €7.99 / £6.49
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Giant Puzzles 3 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99 / £2.99
  • WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom:Emerald Summer Dress Set (althi) - €3.33 / £2.99
  • God Wars The Complete Legend - Additional Equipment: Forest Spear Set (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • God Wars The Complete Legend - Additional Equipment: Earth Axe Set (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • God Wars The Complete Legend - Additional Equipment: Akiba Sword Set (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • God Wars The Complete Legend - Additional Equipment: Momotaro's Kibi Dumpling Set (NIS America) - €0.49 / £0.40
  • God Wars The Complete Legend - Additional Equipment: Uzume's Dancer Set (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • God Wars The Complete Legend - Additional Equipment: Fox Weapon Set (NIS America) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • God Wars The Complete Legend - Additional Equipment: Ookami Siblings Treasure Set (NIS America) - Free

Wii U

  • Minecraft: Nintendo Wii U Edition - A Star Wars Story Skin Pack (Mojang) - €2.99 / £2.39
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Wii U Edition - Skin Pack 3 (Mojang) - €1.99 / £1.59
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