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 eShop - New Releases
Arcade Spirits (£17.99 / €17.99) - What if the 1983 video game marketing crash never happened? Set in 20XX, Arcade Spirits is a visual novel romantic comedy with a different history, where arcades still reign supreme as the ultimate place to play. After a period of turbulent employment, your character starts an exciting new job at the Funplex: a popular local arcade with a team of staff that are as eccentric as the customers. From fierce pro-gamers and dedicated high-score chasers, to creative cosplayers and tinkering programmers, the neon lights and buzzing atmosphere of the Funplex is a welcome home to many.
Farmer's Dynasty (£39.99 / €44.99) - The perfect combination of farming simulation and life simulation. More than just an agricultural simulation: in Farmer’s Dynasty, you have to rebuild your farm and develop your heritage, start a family, handle your relationships and, of course, manage your crops to prosper.
Moving Out (Team17, 28th Apr, £19.99 / €24.99) - Moving Out is a ridiculous physics-based moving simulator that brings new meaning to "couch co-op"! Are you ready for an exciting career in furniture? As a newly certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you’ll take on moving jobs all across the town of Packmore. Smooth Moves may not be the biggest moving company, but there’s no task too dangerous or strange for this busy team of go-getters. Grow your business to brave new heights, recruit colourful customizable characters, and save your town from furniture peril! - Read our Moving Out review
Switch eShop - New Releases
911 Operator Deluxe Edition (£19.99 / €21.99) - In 911 Operator, you take on the role of an emergency dispatcher, who has to rapidly deal with the incoming reports. Your task is not just to pick up the calls, but also to react appropriately to the situation – sometimes giving first aid instructions is enough, at other times a police, fire department or paramedics’ intervention is a necessity. Keep in mind, that the person on the other side of the line might turn out to be a dying daughter’s father, an unpredictable terrorist, or just a prankster.
Active Neurons - Puzzle game (Sometimes You, 29th Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - By controlling the power of thought, you must charge the neurons. The more the neurons are charged, the healthier the brain becomes. The healthier the brain becomes, the more of a fully-fledged life the person will live. It may seem simple, but it won't be as simple as it seems. To choose the direction of movement, the power of thought should be at rest, so it is important for you to correctly use the obstacles presented on every level.
Book of Demons (505 Games, 30th Apr, £17.99 / €22.49) - Book of Demons is a Hack & Slash Deck-building hybrid in which you decide the length of quests. Wield magic cards and slay the armies of darkness in the Old Cathedral dungeons. Save the terror-stricken Paperverse from the clutches of the Archdemon himself!
Bubble (Sabec, 30th Apr, £8.09 / €8.99) - Bubble is an easy and fun to play arcade puzzle game where you have to shot coloured bubbles to complete levels. If three or more bubbles of the same colour are next to each other if you shoot any one of them they will burst and the bubbles above drop down. Bubble contains more than thirty handcrafted levels, four power-ups and lots of different balls, some with special effects that will help you to complete levels quicker.
Dread Nautical (Zen Studios, 29th Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - Your cruise was so relaxing until the monsters from another dimension showed up to kill everyone. A tactical turn-based RPG with roguelike elements, Dread Nautical combines immersive gameplay with a cartoonish—yet captivatingly eerie—tone. Supernatural forces have overwhelmed a cruise liner called Hope with mysterious malevolent monstrosities. Fight them off as one of four unlikely heroes. Manage your scarce resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to fight alongside you.
Enchanted in the Moonlight - Kiryu, Chikage & Yukinojo - (Voltage, 30th Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - You're an average, 25-year-old girl whose life consists of working at the local library, keeping up your family's shrine, and not much else. However, that all changes when gorgeous men save you from mysterious, malevolent forces! These men aren't all they appear to be, though.
Enchanted in the Moonlight - Miyabi, Kyoga & Samon - (Voltage, 30th Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - You’re an average 25-year-old girl, working at the library to make ends meet and support your family’s shrine. However, that all changes when handsome men save you from malevolent spirits! It turns out, though, your saviours are more than they appear… They’re Ayakashi Spirits, too. According to them, you’ve been blessed with magical blood which the demon world will stop at nothing to get their hands on.
Fairy Knights (CFK, 30th Apr, £7.19 / €7.99) - Here begins the journey of a boy and a girl. Slay the Devil and bring back the rain to the barren Kingdom of Vadelle!
FLATLAND Vol.1 (£1.79 / €1.99) - FLATLAND - Vol. 1 is a fast-paced hardcore platformer featuring hand-crafted levels and Lightning-fast respawns. Help Square survive his journey to the depths of Flatland, a minimalist neon-style 2D world.
Gates of Hell (£5.39 / €5.99) - Prophesied through the ages, the end of the age of man is at hand. You are the Angel Cassiel, sent to Earth to destroy Satan's Demon legions before they purge the land of all mankind. Gates of Hell is a fast-paced first-person shooter where you must battle through relentless waves of Demonic terror!
Gun Crazy (Drageus Games, 24th Apr, £4.99 / €4.99) - Did you just wake up in the afterlife? The only thing you know is that you’re tasked with a strange mission - collect all your debts! Pick all the coins in 30 levels full of riddles, lethal traps, ruthless enemies... and time pressure! Be smart, be fast and make the best use of your hero’s assets: a rock-solid head that can crush blocks and some good ol’ explosives.
Indivisible (505 Games, 28th Apr, £21.59 / €23.99) - Indivisible is an action RPG / platformer featuring stunning hand-drawn art and animation combined with unique real-time combat mechanics. Immerse yourself in a fantastical world with dozens of playable characters, a rich storytelling experience, gameplay that’s easy to learn but difficult to master, and the trademark razor-sharp quality that Lab Zero Games is known for!
LevelHead (Butterscotch Shenanigans, 30th Apr, £15.49 / €16.79) - As a new Employee to the Levelhead Division, you are responsible for training your very own GR-18 delivery robot for every possible delivery scenario. Create L.E.V.E.L.s, or "Limited Exercises for eValuating employEe Limitations", with the intuitive Level editor in the Workshop, then publish them for the whole world to experience. Build incredible contraptions and machines, craft adventurous expeditions that require brain and brawn to complete, or just create a relaxing music scene for other Levelheads to chill with. Once you've completed your Level, share it with the rest of the world... and gain a following!
Ministry of Broadcast (Ministry of Broadcast, 30th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - Ministry of Broadcast is a narrative-driven single-player cinematic platformer mixing Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV. Rife with dark humour, sarcastic quips, and the absurdity of the system. Seemingly built overnight, The Wall has divided both a country in two and a man from his family. To see them again, our ginger-haired protagonist has decided to become a contestant on “The Wall Show”, a Regime-organized TV show allowing competitors the opportunity to escape to freedom on the other side.
Mushroom Heroes (Dolores Ent., 30th Apr, £4.40 / €4.79) - Retro platformer where the player can switch between three different characters. You have a 3 mushroom hero and each mushroom has special abilities, some of which the player needs in order to pass certain obstacles. Jumpi can jump higher and float in the air. Yuppi can kill enemies with his bow.
My Secret Pets! (D3 Publisher, 30th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - This is a romance game for women where you live with your pets who have suddenly transformed into attractive men. You'll spend seven days with your pets, who love you devotedly. Are they your pets or are you becoming the pet?! Your exciting reverse-harem cohabitation with these animal men is about to begin!
Pixel Art Bundle Vol. 1 (Digerati, 30th Apr, £5.12 / €5.69) - Digerati Pixel Art Bundle Part 1 This bundle contains the following awesomely pixel-powered games: Slain: Back From Hell – battle through a blighted land in this bloody, brutal adventure and Unity Awards finalist for ‘Best 2D Visual Experience’. Uncanny Valley – an unsettling survival horror where nothing is as it seems. Play through multiple times to reveal all its darkest secrets. Bleed – this 2D action-platformer and indie smash hit delivers a breakneck combination of stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay.
Pocket Arcade Story (Kairosoft, 30th Apr, £11.69 / €13) - Here comes a new challenger: it's the arcade simulation game you've been waiting for! Build your very own gaming paradise packed with heaps of game machines and more! If some of your customers become regulars, you can test their mettle in fighting game tournaments. Crush the competition with crazy combos and knock out your opponents with a flurry of fists!
SEGA AGES G-LOC AIR BATTLE (SEGA, 30th Apr, £5.99 / €6.99) - The enemy has started its attack. They've mobilised their air force and land forces for a major assault. You're stationed on an aircraft carrier on the front line, and it's up to you to show them what an ace pilot can really do! Fly into the madness in your experimental G-LOC superfighter, and put an end to the Future World Army. - Read our SEGA AGES G-LOC AIR BATTLE review
SNK GALS' FIGHTERS (SNK, 30th Apr, £7.19 / €7.99) - SNK's wonderous heroines duke it out for a shot to be crowned the QUEEN OF FIGHTERS! This lighthearted story with comical interactions will keep you coming back for more! The roster boasts a total of 11 fighters, including three hidden characters! One of them looks awfully familiar…
StarCrossed (Whitethorn Digital, 29th Apr, £7.99 / €8.99) - StarCrossed is an action arcade game with a magical girl aesthetic and a cooperative twist! Join our cast of 5 space-faring heroes as they travel across the stars, working together to strengthen their bond and defeat a looming evil that threatens the Nova galaxy! It’s time to team up, get sparkly, and take out the bad guys!
Streets of Rage 4 (Dotemu, 30th Apr, £20.24 / €22.49) - Amongst the best beat ’em up series ever created, jammin’ ‘90s beats and over the top street beating, the iconic series Streets of Rage comes back with a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore.The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a beat’em up series known for this timeless gameplay and electronic dance influenced music. Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy's gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand-drawn visuals and a God tier soundtrack. - Read our Streets of Rage 4 review
Swapperoo (£3.89 / €4.54) - The rules are simple: tap an arrow to move it in the direction it faces. Make a row of 3 tiles of the same colour and the tiles disappear. If that sounds too easy, don't worry - you'll find yourself in situations that require clever manipulation of the game board. There's an assortment of objectives to keep you on your toes: tiles that chase you, tiles that must be matched within a few moves, tiles that must be protected, and lots more. As well as 38 freeform stages which play out differently every time, we have created 75 challenges with unique solutions and an endless mode, so the game is crammed with content to keep you busy! Are you ready to Swapperoo?
Telling Lies (Annapurna Interactive, 28th Apr, £14.99 / €16.99) - A Video Game About Private Conversations An investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling, Telling Lies revolves around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Alexandra Shipp, Kerry Bishé, Angela Sarafyan and directed by Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. How does it work? Telling Lies sits you in front of an anonymous laptop loaded with a stolen NSA database full of footage. - Read our Telling Lies review
War-Torn Dreams (Playstige Interactive, 30th Apr, £6.29 / €6.99) - WAR-TORN DREAMS is a 2D, story-rich, side-scrolling action game, set in the wasteland of USA, plagued with constant war. Following the collapse of the economy, government, and society, you must brave heavily armed militia, lawless gangs, dangerous streets, desolate buildings and underground bunkers on your quest to escape this post-apocalyptic wasteland alive.
Switch eShop - Demos
Splatoon 2 Special Demo - Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Switch eShop - Preloads
Burnout Paradise Remastered (Electronic Arts, pre-order from 30th Apr)
The Wonderful 101: Remastered (PlatinumGames, pre-order from 1st May)
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Splatoon 2 (Nintendo)||-33%||Sun 10th May|
|Splatoon 2 + Octo Expansion (Nintendo)||-25%||Sun 10th May|
|The Count Lucanor (Merge Games)||-80%||Sun 10th May|
|Kingdom Two Crowns (Raw Fury)||-25%||Mon 4th May|
|Baba Is You (Hempuli)||-25%||Sun 3rd May|
|Cuphead (StudioMDHR)||-25%||Wed 6th May|
|Sky Rogue (Fractal Phase)||-50%||Thu 7th May|
|Northgard (Shiro Games)||-50%||Mon 11th May|
|Yooka-Laylee (Team17)||-66%||Sun 10th May|
|SpeedRunners (tinyBuild Games)||-50%||Mon 11th May|
|Streets of Rogue (tinyBuild Games)||-50%||Mon 11th May|
|Star Wars Pinball (Zen Studios)||-30%||Wed 6th May|
|Beholder 2 (Alawar Premium)||-50%||Fri 15th May|
|X-Morph: Defense (EXOR Studios)||-75%||Sun 31st May|
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Enchanted in the Moonlight - Kiryu, Chikage & Yukinojo -
- Enchanted in the Moonlight - Miyabi, Kyoga & Samon -
- Farmer's Dynasty
- Moving Out
- WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom
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!