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 Retail - New Releases
Rune Factory 4 Special (£32.99 / €39.99) - Welcome to Selphia, a region ruled by the Native Dragon Ventuswill...and you! Start an exciting new life in the village and embark on a grand adventure! Features: Grow crops, raise monsters, catch fish, cook up tasty dishes, and craft powerful equipment. Live your live however you choose! Become friends (or more than friends) with a charming and interactive cast of characters, and breathe life into the village with seasonal festivals and competitions. Play though a special story alongside your spouse in the brand-new Newlywed Mode, and fall in love with your favorites all over again! If you're a Rune Factory 4 fanatic, challenge yourself with a new difficulty mode. Enjoy new in-game cutscenes, colorful CG illustrations, and an updated opening sequence.
SAMURAI SHODOWN (Koch Media, 25th Feb, £44.99 / €49.99) - SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, SAMURAI SHODOWN includes a revolutionary feature that learns players’ game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled “ghost” characters. With its story set one year before the very first installment, warriors and combatants from various backgrounds and with their own goals are about to battle to fulfill their destinies! - Read our SAMURAI SHODOWN review
Two Point Hospital (SEGA, 25th Feb, £34.99 / €39.99) - BUILD, CURE and IMPROVE! Design stunning hospitals, decorate them as you like, cure very unusual illnesses and manage troublesome staff as you spread your budding healthcare organisation across Two Point County. Two Point Hospital includes two DLC - "Bigfoot" and "Pebberley Island" Design and build your own hospital Build up a hospital from nothing to a masterpiece as you design the most beautiful – or functional – healthcare operation in the whole of Two Point County. Cure unusual illnesses Don’t expect Two Point County to be populated with your usual types of patients. - Read our Two Point Hospital™ review
Switch eShop - New Releases
ARCADE FUZZ (QUByte Interactive, 25th Feb, £0.89 / €0.99) - TTV3 is fast-paced maze wanderer minigame with procedural maps and audio, with original gameplay and aesthetics. WARPZONE DRIFTER is a physics-based drifting minigame. Moving tentacles, limited time, procedural levels and the inability to break are elements of the challenge. Put your reflexes to the test with these games of the Brazilian underground indie game development scene.
BATTLESLOTHS (Invisible Collective, 27th Feb, £8.19 / €9.09) - No party is complete without steaming boxes of fresh pizza. But beware, your friends are hungry too, and this pizza isn’t going to last all night. Grab a hoverboard and get moving. Defend your pizza from other players and fight for slices from across the map in this fast-paced, competitive twin-stick shooter.
BE-A Walker (£7.99 / €9.99) - You are the pilot of a battle mech BE-A Walker (Biped Enhanced Assault Walker). Your mission is to defeat the hostile natives to protect the colony population. But annihilation of the native race is not the only way to stop the war. Choose your side and make the decision that suits you best: to be a human, a true son of Earth fighting for survival of your race and killing whoever stands in your way, or to be a humanist who’s trying to protect the poor natives, victims of the greedy invaders.
Bloodroots (£14.39 / €14.39) - Paper Cult delivers ultraviolence in a twisted Western revenge tale with a deranged cast of characters. Betrayed and left for dead, Mr. Wolf is hell-bent on finding his attacker and exacting revenge. Players can choreograph spectacular, bloody combos by making use of everything around them, from hatchets and ladders to … carrots?
Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary (BBG Entertainment, 27th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - Gem Collectors, Dig This! Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary finds our heroes, Rockford, Crystal and others, facing a slew of new, exciting challenges in this legendary action puzzler. Dig through spectacular caves with 3D elements; avoid falling boulders; collect valuable gems and avoid nefarious enemies along the way. Discover treasure chests with rare collectibles and potent power-ups.
Bucket Knight (£3.81 / €4.24) - Even knights still have to pay taxes, loans and alimony. Help unnamed but brave knight in his sacred mission to find the Holy Grail (and make some money). Explore dungeons, slay enemies, avoid traps, stay alive and get rich! Features: Explore dangerous dungeons filled with traps, treasures and. . . food? Various enemies that will try to shoot you, stab you, explode you or will try to be your friend. . . nevermind, just shoot at them.
Dual Brain Vol.3: Shapes (D-O, 27th Feb, £11.99 / €13.99) - The rules are simple. Solve the problem within the time limit and aim for a high score. The high score in the game is registered in the online ranking. Compete for scores with players around the world. This time is shapes. There are many games that use various shapes. Answer well so as not to confuse the shapes.
Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac (La Poule Noire, 26th Feb, £14.39 / €15.99) - You are eccentric outcast Edgar, living in the woods with your chicken and beloved squash crops. Unfortunately, a sudden disaster forces you out of your shack and towards the bright lights of the big city, Boulzac, where an 800 year old fire rages beneath the surface, and weird things are afoot. Explore a strange and comic universe, meeting its unhinged (and unforgettable) inhabitants and discovering ancient secrets. Unveil the surreal conspiracy holding Boulzac together. Trek above and below the light city. Enjoy whip-smart dialogue, surreal adventures and satire. Equal parts whimsical and dark: you’ve not met a cosmic horror like this before.
Farmer Sim 2020 (SC Ovilex Soft, 25th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - Farmer Sim 2020 will let you become a real farmer! Take yourself in an awesome open world and start enjoying this great farming simulator. Harvest different types of crops, manage your livestock - cows, sheeps, turkeys, pigs. Experience the farming life, transport woods, hays, etc. . . This Farmer Simulator will allow you to play with many machines, tractors, combines, trucks, trailers, plows, seeders.
Ganbare! Super Strikers (£9.99 / €9.99) - Ganbare! Super Strikers is an innovative mix between Tactical RPG and Soccer. Win matches to level up and earn new equipment that will allow you to learn special abilities, boost your players' stats or protect yourself against altered status effects.
Hayfever (Zordix, 25th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - In Hayfever, the player takes control of Thomas – a young postman with a strong work ethic. There is just one tiny little issue… Thomas suffers from terrible (and we mean TERRIBLE) allergies. It is up to the player to use Thomas’s allergies to help him traverse a dangerous world, turning his weaknesses into strengths! Different allergens have different effects on Thomas – radically changing how he interacts with the world. Regular pollen allows him to build up a big sneeze to propel himself through the air. Smog, on the other hand, makes him swell up like a balloon. Peanuts… Well, peanuts are a WHOLE other story.
Heaven Dust (indienova, 27th Feb, £5.00 / €5.60) - When you awake, you find yourself in a mansion, where was the secret research center, is now a maze full of horrible zombies and deadly traps. You'll have to escape by overcoming your fears, collecting items, solving innovative puzzles and revealing the cruel truth. In 1970, a scientific investigation team found a new virus in the blood samples from a primitive tribe called "Torkue" in New Guinea. Some scientists think it will help to reveal the secret of immortality and they called it "Heaven Dust".
Hero must die. Again (DEGICA, 27th Feb, £35.99 / €39.99) - You are the hero, your last memory is fighting with the demon Guile and felling it, thus saving your world. However, you seem to have died in the process and now you cannot remember her, the one for which you went alone to fight the demon. Due to your great deed, the gods have given you five more days to put your affairs in order, but time will quickly take its toll and you will grow weaker as the days pass.
Kingdom Rush Frontiers (Ironhide Game Studio, 27th Feb, £11 / €12.99) - Bigger and badder than ever before, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is a whole new level of the furiously fast, enchantingly charming gameplay that made the original title an award-winning hit. Tap your troops through an epic (mis)adventure as you defend exotic lands from dragons, man-eating plants, and ghastly denizens of the underworld -all with flashy new towers, levels, heroes, and more goodies to help you crush your foes to a pulp.
MADORIS R (Caerux, 27th Feb, £3.59 / €3.99) - "Madori" means house layout in Japanese. This is simple puzzle game and It has no time limit. Rule: When you align the "Madori" blocks vertically or horizontally, those blocks change their own color. If you dye a whole of a block, the block is disappeared and you can get the point.
MathLand (Artax Games, 24th Feb, £5.49 / €5.99) - Educational video game for kids. Improve your mathematical level in addition, subtraction and multiplication. It is not just a math app—it's a real educational adventure! An evil pirate, Max, has stolen the sacred gems and has cursed the islands filling them with obstacles and traps. Help Ray, our pirate, find the gems and restore the natural order of things. Navigate your ship through the seas to get them, but remember: you will need a spyglass to discover new islands.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (CAPCOM, 25th Feb, £24.99 / €29.99) - Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero, 2, 3 and 4, and Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. This bumper package includes not only the original games, but new features including Z Chaser mode, as well as Casual Scenario Mode and Save-Assist feature for players who wish to enjoy the story at their own pace. - Read our Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection review
Metro 2033 Redux (£22.49 / €24.99) - In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the Earth's surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. - Read our Metro 2033 Redux review
Metro: Last Light Redux (£22.49 / €24.99) - It is the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour… - Read our Metro: Last Light Redux review
MouseCraft (Crunching Koalas, 27th Feb, £8.99 / €9.99) - MouseCraft is an A to B puzzle game where players help Schrödinger, the crazy cat scientist, in completing his mysterious, mice-powered invention. Pile up Tetromino bricks to create a safe path for as many mice as possible, gather collectibles, fight enemies, use different types of blocks, blow up things and avoid environmental hazards in 80 handcrafted levels!
Portal Dogs (Brain Connected, 25th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - As king of the dogs, your mission is to find all your loyal subjects and guide them to the portal. The second you wake up another dog, he will simultaneously follow your movements. You succeed by finding your way to the portal. You are mastering the mission if you save all your loyal subjects, find the golden bone and get to the portal.
Profane (£13.49 / €14.39) - Profane is a 3D boss rush Bullet Hell based on time. This means that you have to face every Boss and defeat them before your time runs out! Time is money and health, so acquiring abilities or being damaged will reduce your remaining combat time. You better watch out!
Puzzles for Toddlers & Kids: Animals, Cars and more (winterworks, 26th Feb, £6.99 / €7.99) - This puzzle game is extremely easy to use and was tailored with great care to be played by children of all ages. It is battle-tested and 100% frustration free. It contains different difficulty-levels for entertaining a wide range of age-groups. Balloons and Bubbles can be popped at the end of each puzzle, adding extra fun to the game. The game can be configured to make it even more easy to use, so children of all ages can enjoy the gaming experience.
Served! (Light Maze, 27th Feb, £5.39 / €5.99) - The game features different typical characters from the world cuisine, in iconic venues of local gastronomy. Each playable character has his own attack corresponding to his cuisine to spice the game up. Bon appétit!
Ski Sniper (£4.49 / €4.99) - Discover all the sniper weapons including a crossbow! Complete objectives to get special rewards. Watch Your perfect shot trajectory from the special bullet-camera perspective. Admire bullet damage in the X-Ray mode. Choose Your perfect sniping spot. Become the best Ski Sniper around the world.
Skull Rogue (£2.69 / €2.99) - Skull Rogue is a rogue-like RPG inspired by the classics. Start with an ordinary skeleton and skill up to an incredible warrior. Dive into a world of eternal battles and endless progression. The further you are, the harder and more unique your enemies become. . . and so do you! Features: Equip a wide variety of weapons and uniforms. Discover 6 biomes with randomly generated levels. Level up your character endlessly and in multi-direction. Capture items directly from the hands of the enemy. Enjoy refined pixel graphics.
Soul Axiom Rebooted (Wales Interactive, 27th Feb, £8.99 / €11.69) - From the studio that brought you Master Reboot comes a first-person story-driven adventure puzzle game, set in the beautiful, haunting cyber-world of Elysia. Collect unique hand powers, discover multiple endings and choose your own destiny as you unravel the mystery of your digital afterlife. You will be taken on an intriguing voyage of discovery, through beautiful, haunting locations, facing challenges that will lead you into danger on your mission to unlock your identity, your story, your mystery.
Spartan Fist (£11.29 / €12.49) - Fight your way to fame, fortune and glory in this first-person puncher roguelite as you work to retrieve the fabled Spartan Fist. Playing as Emma Jones, a down-and-out detective working to earn her keep, you’ll tap your inner badass as you punch dudes so hard they explode. Navigate through an arena that’s different each time you play and delve into a whimsically gritty and colorfully punk pixelated world while fighting your way to the top.
The Unholy Society (CAT-astrophe Games, 25th Feb, £9 / €9.99) - The Unholy Society, a quirky 2D adventure game mixed with action elements, is inspired by '80s and '90s movies, comic books, as well as everything else that fits into the categories of "iconic" and "pop culture".
UnderHero (Digerati, 27th Feb, £12.23 / €13.59) - Underhero is an RPG-platformer where the chosen hero has failed, and an underling of the evil king reluctantly takes his place as the new hero. Use timing-based combat to defeat enemies as you venture across the land, face off against quirky bosses, and save the Chestnut Kingdom from your own evil boss, Mr Stitches!
Vasilis (Sometimes You, 26th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - Vasilis, the main character, has lost her husband Peter in the rebellious city center. The city has plunged into chaos by constant riots, and almost every day something is burned or someone is killed. Having been abandoned by the government, the center is now dominated by local workers and students, who were able to build four towers that bring life back to those that have died.
Voxelgram (Lukasz Krasniewski, 27th Feb, £5.79 / €6.59) - It is a 3D variation of nonograms/picross. 176 puzzles 18 dioramas.
Wanderlust Travel Stories (Forever Entertainment, 27th Feb, £12.14 / €13.49) - In a bar, on the world's most remote island, a group of strangers share their stories. Step into their shoes and experience travel from distinct perspectives. Wanderlust Travel Stories is a book that you shape. If you’re seeking something a little bit different it is for you—and if you can read this, you have all you need to get started.
Switch eShop - Demos
Alder's Blood Demo
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Demo (Modus Games)
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|DOOM (1993) (Bethesda Softworks)||-66%||Mon 2nd Mar|
|DOOM II (Classic) (Bethesda Softworks)||-66%||Mon 2nd Mar|
|DOOM 3 (Bethesda Softworks)||-66%||Mon 2nd Mar|
|Super Arcade Soccer (EnjoyUp Games)||-58%||Tue 24th Mar|
|Hexagroove: Tactical DJ (Ichigoichie)||-20%||Sun 1st Mar|
|Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger (Techland)||-25%||Tue 3rd Mar|
|Brawlout (Angry Mob Games)||-60%||Fri 27th Mar|
|One More Dungeon (Ratalaika Games )||-40%||Tue 10th Mar|
|Portal Knights (505 Games)||-60%||Thu 5th Mar|
|Mega Man X Legacy Collection (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 26th Mar|
|Devil May Cry (CAPCOM)||-25%||Thu 26th Mar|
|Devil May Cry 2 (CAPCOM)||-25%||Thu 26th Mar|
|Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (CAPCOM)||-34%||Thu 26th Mar|
|resident evil 4 (CAPCOM)||-34%||Thu 26th Mar|
|Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (CAPCOM)||-34%||Thu 26th Mar|
|Resident Evil (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 26th Mar|
|OKAMI HD (CAPCOM)||-40%||Thu 26th Mar|
|Mega Man Legacy Collection (CAPCOM Europe)||-34%||Thu 26th Mar|
|Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (CAPCOM Europe)||-60%||Thu 26th Mar|
|Farming Simulator 20 (Focus Home Interactive)||-25%||Sun 8th Mar|
|VAMPYR (Focus Home Interactive)||-33%||Sun 8th Mar|
|Farming Simulator Nintendo Switch Edition (Focus Home Interactive)||-50%||Sun 8th Mar|
|X-Morph: Defense (EXOR Studios)||-70%||Sun 29th Mar|
|Trüberbrook (Headup Games)||-35%||Fri 13th Mar|
|Dead End Job (Headup Games)||-30%||Fri 13th Mar|
|Gear.Club Unlimited (Microids)||£13.40||Permanent|
|Killer Queen Black (Liquid Bit)||£8.99||Permanent|
Games with New DLC / Add-On Content
- Block-a-Pix Deluxe
- DRAGON BALL® FighterZ
- Let's Sing 2020
- Portal Knights
- Rune Factory 4 Special
- SAMURAI SHODOWN
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition
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!