The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived (not quite on time), 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
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, €69.99 / £59.99) - Have a blast trying to launch your opponents off the stage in the ultimate video game crossover event. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, techniques and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at home or on the go. - Read our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review
Gear.Club Unlimited 2 (Microids, €59.99 / £54.99) - With the pedal to the metal, race along more than 1800 miles of races! On the mountainside, through a nature park, in the middle of the desert or along the coast, defend your position over the course of more than 250 races, including championships, missions and challenges.
Toki (Microids, €34.99 / £29.99) - Toki sets off on a new adventure! Toki the warrior lived peacefully in the jungle with his sweetheart Miho. Appearing out of nowhere, the terrifying voodoo sorcerer Vookimedlo and heinous demon Bashtar kidnap Miho and turn the poor Toki into a chimpanzee! Unfortunately for his sweetheart, he has become a hairy, lethargic ape... - Read our Toki review
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures (Atari, €49.99 / £44.19) - Build your entertainment empire in three distinct game modes – classic Campaign, tricky Scenarios, and the open Sandbox. Over 200 wonderfully wacky rides, restaurants, shops and decorations ensure parks burst with action, and the intuitive coaster builder lets you create wild, death-defying coasters with ease. Play it on your TV or on-the-go – it’s never been so easy to become a RollerCoaster Tycoon!
SEGA Mega Drive Classics (SEGA EUR, €29.99 / £29.99) - Including over 50 titles across all genres, from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat 'em ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems. There is a classic title for every player to enjoy! - Read our SEGA Mega Drive Classics review
Ultimate Runner (TREVA, €19.99 / £17.99) - Terrifying cannibals take up the action-packed pursuit of a daredevil adventurer. Let the wild chase begin! The brave explorer runs for his life with the natives always hot on his heels. Burn some rubber and help the nimble guy escape!
Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek (tinyBuild Games, €29.99 / £26.99) - Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Super Smash Bros Ultimate + Fighters Pass (Nintendo, €94.98 / £82.48) - The Fighters Pass will give you access to all upcoming DLC fighter sets, as they are released: the Fighters Pass will grant access to a total of five fighters, five stages and their music tracks.
Carcassonne (Asmodee Digital, €19.99 / £17.99) - Draw and place your tiles to build your medieval city. Cities, roads, monasteries and fields will help you enlarge your landscape, where you can place your followers, the meeples. Knights, robbers or farmers... Each meeple will help you control your territory and win points. But be careful, you'll need your wits and tactics to optimize your points! Place your tiles and meeples wisely to stop your opponents and win the game!
Katamari Damacy REROLL (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, €19.99 / £15.99) - The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go – now in full HD!
Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure (COWCAT, €9.99 / £8.99) - Bjorn Thonen, a slob of an antique dealer living in Paris, is robbed one night after coming home drunk. Forced to conduct his own investigation with the help of his neighbour Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair. Will these unlikely heroes be able to rise up and discover ancient secrets?
Battery Jam (Halseo, €12.49 / £11.29) - Battery Jam is a local multiplayer game of competitive territorial mayhem! Use the boombox to smash your opponents, capture their tiles, and dominate the arena! Choose one of four Jammers and compete to have the most tiles at the end of every match! Take on your friends or play alone in Free-for-All or Team mode across eight levels!
Atelier Arland series Deluxe Pack (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €89.99 / £79.99) - Wholly Arland! The 3 parts of the Arland Series released in one deluxe edition! Compiled with much of the DLC that's been released until now!
Atelier Rorona ~The Alchemist of Arland~ DX (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €39.99 / £34.99) - First release in the Arland series. The main character Rorona must save her Atelier from being closed by the Kingdom. Using Synthesis, Exploration, and Battle, gain recognition for the Atelier and save it from being closed. See a variety of endings by obtaining a certain level of recognition in a set time period and by fulfilling certain conditions.
Atelier Totori ~The Adventurer of Arland~ DX (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €39.99 / £34.99) - The second release in the Arland series. In a search for her missing mother, Totori tours the world of Arland as an adventurer accompanied by her friends. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to fulfil requests, raise her rank as an adventurer and venture into brand new lands.
Atelier Meruru ~The Apprentice of Arland~ DX (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €39.99 / £34.99) - Third release in the Arland series. Princess of the small frontier country of Arls, Meruru plans to use alchemy to stimulate the growth of her small country. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to increase the population within the time limit and boost the advancement of the kingdom.
Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos (Mad Mimic, €14.99 / £13.99) - MONICA E A GUARDA DOS COELHOS is a couch co-op game for one to four players, with a focus on teamwork and cooperation. Featuring the ability to play as a group with (many) heroes from the Brazilian IP Monica and Friends, everyone must have a different role and help to defend the castles against the smudge horde! Use magical bunnies with unique powers, load them into cannons, and fire them at incoming enemies! Monica, Maggy, Jimmy Five, Smudge and their friends from the Lemon Tree Street need your help on a great adventure!
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Entertainment, €39.99 / £34.99) - Can Jin save Monster World Kingdom? Help our young hero defeat challenging enemies, discover hidden locations, upgrade powerful equipment, and more! You'll also unlock special forms with unique skills used to open new paths where mighty bosses and secret treasures await. - Read our Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom review
Energy Cycle Edge (Sometimes You, €4.99 / £4.49) - The main idea is the same: when you activate each cell in the game field, it changes the colours of the cell and any adjacent cells in a straight line. Each cell switches between three different colours, and your task is to make them all match the same colour.
Son of a Witch (Bigosaur, €12.99 / £10.99) - Action roguelike for 1-4 players with cute graphics, easy to pick up controls and deep game mechanics. Combine dozens of different weapons, magic items, potions and spells with unique effects to beat 7 enemy factions and 24 bosses. Can you find the ancient goblin artefact at the end of the dungeon?
ACA NEOGEO TWINKLE STAR SPRITES (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “Twinkle Star Sprites” is a competitive shooting game released by SNK in 1996. Utilize Chain Explosions, Power Shots, and Bombs to defeat the incoming Enemy Golems, changing them into Attack Characters to assault your opponent! Experience a new style of shooting game with more than enough cute characters flying around to fill the sky!
Arcade Archives DOUBLE DRAGON II The Revenge (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - In order to avenge lover, Billy and Jimmy will use their signature move "So-Setsu-Ken" to challenge the armed groups of the mystery. In this game, users can use a variety of skills than previous work "DOUBLE DRAGON", and enjoy scuffles that are power up.
Conduct TOGETHER! (Northplay, €19.99 / £17.99) - Set in a stunning world you race against time to bring passengers safely to their destination. As you progress through demanding levels your railroad network expands to the farthest regions of this mysterious and beautiful low poly world. Each region with its own style, music and distinct challenges. All aboard!
Beholder: Complete Edition (Curve Digital, €11.99 / £9.59) - Have you ever dreamed of being a landlord in a totalitarian state, so you can spy and report everyone? Well, it is now possible thanks to Beholder and its original 2D gameplay mixing management and spying mechanics with a choice-driven narrative. In this grim dystopian future, where privacy is dead and the State controls every aspect of life, will you choose to cling to your humanity or to be a ruthless landlord? In either case, prepare to be unsettled.
Ivanych vs. Eared Beast (Beatshapers, €2.39 / £2.07) - Do you like to surmount obstacles? Are you a thrill-seeker? How about having real Russian fun with all your heart? It’s high time to try this droll addictive runner that will keep you on your toes! Cheer up and act! Crush the walls and help Ivanich to catch up the eared beast! Don’t let that little furry coward tweak your ears!
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Wizard Fire (FTE Games, €7.99 / £7.20) - Wizard Fire a is classic multiplayer action RPG for one to two players. Originally released in 1992, and a noted classic arcade title from the 90s. - Read our Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Wizard Fire review
LongStory (Bloom Digital Media, €9.99 / £8.99) - Whoever said you can't go back? LongStory, a charming and LGBTQ+ friendly dating sim set at the weirdly lovable Weasel Heights Middle School lets you pick your pronouns as well as who, or even if, you would like to date any of your romanceable friends. On your first day of school, you discover that the previous owner of your locker has “mysteriously” disappeared. Do you want to figure out what happened or are you too busy being a social butterfly and trying to avoid your enemies…
'n Verlore Verstand (Skobbejak Games, €13.99 / £12.99) - In 'n Verlore Verstand you will be transported to a reality of dreams and nightmares. What will you discover about yourself in this journey through the subconscious? In these realms of the unknown, you must travel through labyrinths of memories to eventually find your way to your own truth.
Santa Tracker (Onteca, €2.99 / £2.99) - Read Santa's very own blog as he prepares for the big day and receive exclusive news stories from the North Pole. Use the Advent Calendar to find out where Santa has been spotted during the run-up to Christmas. Is he working in the toy factory? Out for a ride? or just having a cup of Tea? On Christmas Eve he will travel the world delivering in every time zone from New Zealand to San Francisco just after the kids have fallen asleep.
Quarantine Circular (Ant Workshop, €5.99 / £4.79) - A group of scientists interrogate an alien discovered at the heart of a global pandemic. Work with your team, make decisions and uncover the alien’s true intentions. Inspired by classic adventure games and modern dialogue systems, Bithell Games has created another single session story which respects your time and your intelligence.
Katamari Damacy REROLL Demo (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Free) - The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go – now in full HD!
Xenon Valkyrie+ Demo (COWCAT, Free) - Xenon Valkyrie+ is a rogue-like platformer game in which you must fight to the deepest part of a moon and halt the plans of a wicked witch. Obtain many weapons as you fight through a unique, randomly-generated world every time you play. Encounter many characters, stores and enemies that tell a legendary story.
3DS Retail - New Releases
Yo-kai Watch 3 (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - Explore beautifully designed environments, befriend mischievous Yo-kai and join Nate and Hailey Anne on an epic adventure as they attempt to solve the sudden mysterious phenomena surrounding their home-towns in YO-KAI WATCH 3 for Nintendo 3DS family systems! Fans of the games and the popular TV series can now enjoy an all-new story, befriend old and new quirky Yo-kai and experience a revamped battle system. - Read our Yo-kai Watch 3 review
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Sundered: Eldritch Edition (Thunder Lotus Games, €19.99 / £15.49, pre-order from 03/12/2018) - Confront hordes of terrifying enemies in an ever-changing world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Sundered is a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun, now with local co-op! You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-changing caverns filled with hordes of terrifying enemies. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist or embrace.
Xenon Valkyrie+ (COWCAT, €9.99 / £8.99, pre-order from 03/12/2018) - Xenon Valkyrie+ is a rogue-like platformer game in which you must fight to the deepest part of a moon and halt the plans of a wicked witch. Obtain many weapons as you fight through a unique, randomly-generated world every time you play. Encounter many characters, stores and enemies that tell a legendary story.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (BANDAI NAMCO, €49.99 / £39.99, pre-order from 04/12/2018) - A power struggle begins in a civilization dependent on an ancient technology, the blastia, and the Empire that controls it. The fates of two friends travelling separate paths intertwine in an epic adventure that threatens the existence of all.
Almightree: The Last Dreamer (West Coast, €22.19 / £19.99, pre-order from 06/12/2018) - The world is shattering and you are the only hope to restore the balance. A thrilling and challenging 3D puzzle platform game, Almightree: The Last Dreamer has you racing through a crumbling world to find your way to awaken the life-giving Almightree.
Blue Rider (eastasiasoft , €8.99 / £8.09, pre-order from 06/12/2018) - Hop in and join the explosive action of this 3D shoot'em up! Blue Rider offers classic arcade gameplay, combined with beautiful visuals. Battle through 9 colourful and diverse stages, filled with a large variety of enemies that can't wait to take you down. Power up your weapons, shoot down enemies and face huge & challenging boss encounters.
Johnny Turbos Arcade Shoot Out (FTE Games, €7.99 / £7.10, pre-order from 06/12/2018) - Stop the criminal gangsters and save the civilians in this action-packed shooter.
Koloro (QubicGames, €4.99 / £4.49 if you own Astro Bears Party, BRAWL, Coffee Crisis, Escape Doodland, One Strike, Pirates: All Aboard! or Robonauts. €7.99 / £7.19 if you own Coloring Book., pre-order from 06/12/2018) - Embrace a unique one-button gameplay, lovable characters, a wonderful art style and a captivating soundtrack. Play the adventure alone or with a friend as a team in a cooperative mode. Once this is over, a hard mode will keep challenging you! Do you have the courage to face the world of dreams and nightmares?
Mana Spark (QubicGames, €4.99 / £4.49 if you own Astro Bears Party, BRAWL, Coffee Crisis, Escape Doodland, One Strike, Pirates: All Aboard! or Robonauts. €7.99 / £7.19 if you own Coloring Book., pre-order from 06/12/2018) - Explore a dreadful dungeon and fight smart enemies that will plan and collaborate between themselves to defeat you.
Omensight: Definitive Edition (Lienzo, €16.79 / £15.09, pre-order from 06/12/2018) - You are the Harbinger, a powerful mystical warrior. You have witnessed the destruction of the world. In order to prevent annihilation, you are destined to repeat that fateful day and solve the murder of the Godless-Priestess, whose death precipitated the apocalypse.
Revertia (PLiCy, €3.99 / £3.99, pre-order from 06/12/2018) - By turning over the panel and sandwiching the others like Reversi, you can see various actions such as making footholds, erasing obstacles, beating and dropping enemies. Make full use of the actions and solve puzzles to get to the goal!
Wondershot (QubicGames, €4.99 / £4.49 if you own Astro Bears Party, BRAWL, Coffee Crisis, Escape Doodland, One Strike, Pirates: All Aboard! or Robonauts. €7.99 / £7.19 if you own Coloring Book., pre-order from 06/12/2018) - Enjoy a new "couch game" with your friends and family, presented by the publishers of the best-selling Astro Bears Party. No luck, just skill and rage!
Bury me, my Love (Plug In Digital, €4.99 / £4.49, pre-order from 08/12/2018) - Bury me, my Love tells the story of Syrian refugee Nour and her husband Majd, as Nour undertakes a perilous journey to safety in Europe. Bury me, my Love is a Text Messaging Adventure game about Nour, a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe. Her husband Majd, who remains behind in Syria, communicates with Nour through a messaging app, advising her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely.
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! (HumaNature Studios, €19.99 / £17.99, pre-order from 08/12/2018) - ToeJam and Earl have crash-landed back on Earth in ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!, a funky fresh roguelike adventure infused with old skool hip-hop and jam-packed with awesome throwbacks to the 1991 classic. Original Funk Lord (and co-creator) Greg Johnson is back at the helm with the sequel that ToeJam and Earl fans have been waiting for!
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (Ysbryd Games, €19.99 / £17.99, pre-order from 08/12/2018) - After witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator, college graduate Alex embarks on an adventure to rescue her, which spirals into an epic quest with stakes higher than he could have ever imagined. Alex’s search for the woman and the truth behind her disappearance lead him and his companions towards the new millennium, on a journey rife with mystery and danger... or so goes the tale of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, the surreal Japanese-style RPG from Ackk Studios and Ysbryd Games.
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Game Title||Price||Saving||Until||Original Price|
|DragoDino (Plug In Digital)||€7.49 / £6.74||-25%||Mon 10th Dec||€9.99 / £8.99|
|The Sexy Brutale (TEQUILAWORKS)||€9.99 / £8.99||-50%||Tue 11th Dec||€19.99 / £17.99|
|Baseball Riot (10tons)||€2.49 / £2.24||-50%||Tue 11th Dec||€4.99 / £4.49|
|Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Blizzard)||€39.99 / £34.99||-33%||Mon 10th Dec||€59.99 / £49.99|
|Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition (Plug In Digital)||€10.49 / £9.44||-30%||Thu 20th Dec||€14.99 / £13.49|
|Piczle Lines DX 500 More Puzzles! (RAINYFROG)||€6.99 / £6.29||-30%||Thu 20th Dec||€9.99 / £8.99|
|Subsurface Circular (Ant Workshop)||€4.79 / £3.83||-20%||Wed 26th Dec||€5.99 / £4.79|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Jackbox Games)||€13.19 / £11.99||-40%||Thu 20th Dec||€21.99 / £19.99|
|Immortal Redneck (CremaGames)||€9.99 / £8.99||-50%||Thu 3rd Jan||€19.99 / £17.99|
|ATOMINE (MixedBag )||€4.99 / £4.49||-50%||Sun 23rd Dec||€9.99 / £8.99|
|Jurassic Pinball (EnjoyUp Games)||€1.49 / £1.34||-25%||Fri 4th Jan||€1.99 / £1.79|
|World Soccer Pinball (EnjoyUp Games)||€1.49 / £1.34||-25%||Fri 4th Jan||€1.99 / £1.79|
|Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (Enjoy Up Games)||€3.99 / £3.59||-50%||Fri 4th Jan||€7.99 / £7.19|
|Darts Up (Enjoy Up Games)||€1.49 / £1.34||-50%||Fri 4th Jan||€2.99 / £2.69|
New 3DS eShop - Special Offers
|Game Title||Price||Saving||Until||Original Price|
|Triple Breakout (nuGAME)||€3.49 / £3.49||-30%||Thu 3rd Jan||€4.99 / £4.99|
3DS eShop - Special Offers
|Game Title||Price||Saving||Until||Original Price|
|Undead Bowling (Joindots)||€1.95 / £1.39||-72%||Thu 20th Dec||€6.99 / £4.99|
|Crazy Construction (Joindots)||€1.95 / £1.39||-72%||Thu 20th Dec||€6.99 / £4.99|
|Alien on the run (Joindots)||€1.39 / £1.17||-72%||Thu 20th Dec||€4.99 / £4.19|
|Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots)||€1.39 / £1.17||-72%||Thu 20th Dec||€4.99 / £4.19|
|Chain Blaster (Joindots)||€1.39 / £1.17||-72%||Thu 20th Dec||€4.99 / £4.19|
Wii U eShop - Special Offers
|Game Title||Price||Saving||Until||Original Price|
|Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun (Yappa Pie)||€1.97 / £1.64||-45%||Thu 20th Dec||€3.59 / £2.99|
DLC / Add-On Content
- Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Fighters Pass (Nintendo) - €24.99 / £22.49
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 - Edy's Advance Ops (SEGA) - €3.99 / £3.19
- Warframe®: Prime Vault – Nova Prime Pack (Digital Extremes) - €36.99 / £32.89
- Warframe®: Prime Vault – Nova Prime Accessories (Digital Extremes) - €17.77 / £15.89
- Warframe®: Prime Vault – Magnetic Mayhem Dual Pack (Digital Extremes) - €54.99 / £49.49
- Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition: Purple Oil Pack (Digital Dreams) - €- / £0 / CHF -
- Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Classic 12 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99 / £2.99
- WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom:Challenge Dungeon "Sunken Ruins" (althi) - €6.99 / £6.29
- Rocket League® - McLaren 570S Car Pack (Psyonix) - €1.68 / £1.50
So that's your lot for this week's Nintendo Download. Go on, be a sport and drop a vote in the poll above, and a comment below with your hot picks!