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 comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!
Switch eShop - New Releases
Overdriven Reloaded: Special Edition (Maïlys Brouste, €7.99 / £7.19) - Let's destroy huge bosses and dodge thousands of bullets... It's time to save the universe one more time!
Samsara: Deluxe Edition (Marker, €7.99 / £7.99) - While playing in the park, Zee follows a squirrel through a portal to a world of echoes, inhabited by a shadow child. Surrounded by the unknown and trapped in a series of realms both confusing and dangerous, the youngsters must avoid slipping into the pool between dimensions, embarking on a voyage of discovery and awakening they share with the player, up and down staircases, through light and dark, across the upside-down and the right-side-up to their eventual freedom.
Xenon Valkyrie+ (COWCAT, €9.99 / £8.99) - 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.
Don't Sink (HitcentsDe, €8.99 / £7.99) - Explore a massive world with unique islands and landscapes. Discuss rumours and discover the origins of each island by talking to the people that live there Expect the unexpected when at sea. Events you may be unprepared for may occur such as a foodborne illness among your crew. You'll need to have access to the right supplies and have the experience to keep your ship afloat
ACA NEOGEO RAGNAGARD (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.19) - “RAGNAGARD” is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996. Take control of unique characters based on gods and beasts of legend, and take down your enemies to gain power over Heaven. This game's Element System allows for a variety of playing styles. Charge your Element Gauge to utilize destructive Disaster Arts and Miracle Arts!
Guns of Mercy - Rangers Edition (Storybird, €11.99 / £10.79) - Aliens invaded the world's underground! All Rangers are required to help to restore the peace. Take your favourite hero, weapon and meka and start blowing them up! Guns of Mercy is an arcade shooting and pixelated game where you must go through hundreds of levels.
Gnomes Garden 2 (8Floor Games, €4.99 / £4.49) - The wicked queen of the trolls has returned from banishment! Using her evil magic, she has kidnapped the princess of the gnomes and taken her to a distant kingdom. In those lands, none know of the power of the magical gardens! The gnomish people who live there have suffered long at the hands of the queen of the trolls and her subjects. The princess decides to help her brothers and sisters and return the power of the magic trees.
Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Express Raider (FTE Games, €7.99 / £7.10) - Save the Old West, with your rifle and your horse, from thieving Train Robbers.
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Fighter's History (FTE Games, €7.99 / £7.10) - Practice your fighting skills and the special moves of each character, as you complete the rounds to win the brawling tournament!
Marble Power Blast (EntwicklerX, €2.99 / £2.69) - Play Marble Power Blast, a Match-3 Bubble shooter game! Get beautiful HD backgrounds in 50 levels and 7 different locations/themes. Unlock the shuffle gaming mode and generate your own levels with random calculated difficulty, marble waves, length and number of colours.
Number Place 10000 (SUCCESS, €5.09 / £4.59) - Mind Training logic puzzle "Number Place" The objective is to fill a 9x9 grid with numbers without repeatedly in all row, column and 3x3 squares. 10000 questions in 4 levels of difficulty from Easy to Expert. Let’s choose a question that suit yourself, or challenge harder with others!
Pang Adventures (DotEmu, €9.99 / £8.99) - The Pang series is a beloved collection of arcade games from the '90s. Guide two brothers around the world to save humankind from an alien invasion! Use your skills to overcome the attack balls pouring from the skies & rescue the world from impending annihilation!
Pic-a-Pix Pieces (Lightwood Games, €7.99 / £6.99) - Pic-a-Pix is a picture logic game, sometimes known as Picross, Nonogram or Hanjie, where whimsical pixel-art pictures are created by solving puzzles. In Pic-a-Pix Pieces, large pictures have been split into a number of smaller pieces. Each piece is a puzzle grid, and by solving them all you’ll form a mosaic that reveals a spectacular final image. Play alone or solve puzzles with friends! Co-op play supports up to 4 players using any combination of controllers. Touchscreen controls can be used in handheld mode.
Unicornicopia (Pocketmoneygames, €4.19 / £3.79) - Alone in the forest, a Unicorn wakes, Searching for its herd as a new dawn breaks. Where are my friends? Not to the west, to find them I must set out on a quest!
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69) - 99Seconds, a fun, retro-style video game, where you can modify time to avoid all kinds of dangers. After finishing off Black Eye, V-99 entered a mysterious zone called Bit 8, without knowing why V-99 could modify time!. But everything became complicated with the appearance of the BLACK VECTORS: mysterious beings that aim to destroy any intruder who reaches Bit 8.
Switch eShop - Demos
Guns of Mercy Demo (Storybird, Free) - Aliens invaded the world's underground! All Rangers are required to help to restore the peace. Take your favourite hero, weapon and meka and start blowing them up! Guns of Mercy is an arcade shooting and pixelated game where you must go through hundreds of levels.
3DS eShop - New Releases
RTO 3 (nuGame, €9.99 / £8.99) - The lunar base, where you are stationed as part of the security forces, is under siege. Having just escaped from enemy captivity you are now on your own and must fight against overwhelming odds to survive. Featuring large and complex levels with nonstop action RTO 3 is a first-person shooter which will keep you entertained for hours.
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Everything (David Oreilly, €10.39 / £9.35, pre-order from 31/12/2018) - Everything is an interactive simulation game where every single object in the Universe is a playable character, from atoms to animals to planets to galaxies. The player can manipulate the world in infinite ways and construct their own, while exploring the interconnected relationships between everything. Narrated by the late British philosopher Alan Watts.
Feudal Alloy (Attu Games, €14.99 / £13.49, pre-order from 31/12/2018) - Explore an unusual medieval world with a fish-controlled robot, Attu. Improve your combat techniques and skills by smashing many kinds of mechanical creatures in a beautiful hand-drawn world. Attu is an ordinary farmer robot who lives in a small cottage in sunflower fields. He had been living a simple but pleasant life until a bunch of outlaws attacked the village, stole their oil supplies and burnt his house.
Neko Navy - Daydream Edition (Fruitbat Factory, €9.89 / £8.90, pre-order from 31/12/2018) - Flying cats versus 10,000 soothing characters! What awaits them beyond all those furious midair fights...? Witness the world's most shocking ending for yourself! Shoot, evade, and detonate Bombers! "Neko Navy" is an exhilarating horizontal scrolling shooter where you can shoot them up with easy controls.
Planet RIX-13 (Sometimes You, €4.24 / £3.81, pre-order from 02/01/2019) - You are the pilot of a spacecraft that is looking for and exploring worlds that are potentially suitable for life. While scanning the next target, you lost control of your ship and had to make an emergency landing. It quickly becomes clear that you are not the first person on this planet…
At Sundown (Versus Evil, €15.99 / £14.39, pre-order from 03/01/2019) - At Sundown is stealth driven, top-down, multiplayer shooter in which up to 4 players compete in both online and local deathmatch. With a variety of cool weapons to take each other out with and multiple maps across 6 different zones, only the BEST will dominate each round and survive the ultimate challenge to rise to the top at sundown!
Caveblazers (Yogscast, €10.39 / £9.59, pre-order from 03/01/2019) - Caveblazers is an action-focused platformer roguelike set in a fantasy world. Each game is unique with procedurally generated levels to explore and a massive amount of items, weapons and equipment to discover. As you delve deeper in to the cave, you'll discover new areas to explore, new weapons and new monsters to try them out on.
HoPiKo (Merge Games, €6.99 / £6.29, pre-order from 03/01/2019) - The evil Nanobyte virus is out, gaming is over... It’s time to hook up your power gloves and save your HoPiKo brothers! HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini-run designed to break your mind!
Left-Right: The Mansion (Triple Boris, €4.00 / £3.59, pre-order from 03/01/2019) - The Mansion is a little game about a boy, Billy, whose dog named Gigi ran away inside a big mansion. He must journey through this mysterious place, where he will have to find and remember the right path in order to find her. Every room will challenge him with a simple choice to make: left or right. Two doors, yet only one will make him go forward; the other one will bring him back to the beginning.
Stellar Interface (ImaginationOverflow, €11.69 / £11.69, pre-order from 03/01/2019) - Fight In Ever Changing Space Battles! Run through the universe, discover the numerous perks/consumables and their synergistic effects. Explore the randomly-generated galaxy to find merchants, unlock spacecrafts, collect StellarNetES Cartridges, checkmark your kills of the various galactic overlords.
DYING: Reborn - Nintendo Switch Edition (Coconut Island games, €6.71 / £6.07, pre-order from 03/01/2019) - 《DYING: Reborn - Nintendo Switch Edition》is a highly unique first-person problem-solving puzzle game. In this special edition, we will be introducing you to a whole new story; every shred of paper, every nook and cranny, are scattered with fragments of the past. Don't miss out on a single detail and piece together a complete storyboard. Explore every corner of a storied hotel of blood and violence, solve layers of puzzles, and inch your way towards the chilling truth.
Double Cross (Headup Games, €14.99 / £13.49, pre-order from 03/01/2019) - A recent attack on R.I.F.T. headquarters thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their R.I.F.T. developed gear to sling, swing, fight and investigate across distinct dimensions. During their travels, players will gather clues to bring themselves one step closer to finding the identity of R.I.F.T.’s attacker and save every variation of the universe.
DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders (Outright Games, €39.99 / £34.99, pre-order from 04/01/2019) - A new heroic dragon and rider are taking to the skies and only you can help them defeat the evil villains who destroyed a dragon sanctuary created by Hiccup, Toothless, and his dragon riders. When the island of Havenholme is found in ruins, mysterious survivors emerge as unlikely future heroes. Scribbler is a scholar who cannot remember his past while Patch is a unique breed of dragon, a “chimeragon,” with new, unexpected powers they discover along the way. Together they must explore new islands, battle fierce enemies and recover the memories that reveal Patch’s true origin in this fun and fiery new action adventure.
Happy New Year Sale
Nintendo has launched a huge Happy New Year Sale including discounts on some big-name Switch games. It's too big to squeeze into this article, so we've had to share it here.
DLC / Add-On Content
- Zaccaria Pinball: Nautilus 2018 Table (Magic Pixel) - €2.99 / £2.69
- Zaccaria Pinball: Star's Phoenix 2018 Table (Magic Pixel) - €2.99 / £2.69
- Zaccaria Pinball: 27 Retro Tables (Magic Pixel) - €0.99 / £1.50
- Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Classic 13 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99 / £2.99
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Pegasus (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99 / £0.89
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Unicorn (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99 / £0.89
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Wang Yuanji (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Wang Yi (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Lady Hayakawa (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Xingcai (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Guo Jia (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Yoshitsugu Otani (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Takatora Todo (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Bonus Costume for "Xu Shu" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Bonus Costume for "Mitsunari Ishida" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
- WARRIORS OROCHI 4 - Bonus Costume for "Da Ji" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €1.99 / £1.79
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 comment below with your hot picks!