The Adventure Pals

The Nintendo Download update is in, bringing with it all manner of new games, DLC drops and discounts. If you are a Switch devotee, you're bound to find something that takes your fancy. As always, drop a vote in the poll below, and be sure to leave us a comment with your hot picks from this week's fresh update. Enjoy!

Switch eShop

Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Klei Entertainment, €19.99 / £17.99) - In Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition, You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Enter a bizarre and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Learn to exploit the environment and its inhabitants to escape and find your way back home.

Shelter Generations (CIRCLE Ent.) now €17.99 / £16.28 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €19.99 / £18.09 - In Shelter Generations you embark upon unique journeys in the wild that present varied challenges and familial love – it’s a memorable experience wherever you play.

The Adventure Pals (Armor Games, €11.99 / £10.79) - Inspired by classic platformers and cartoons alike, The Adventure Pals sets you and your best friends (a giraffe and a rock) out to save the world and your dad from turning into hotdogs! Level up to learn special abilities, throw bombs and whack things with your sword. Find cupcakes to unlock costumes and fill your scrap book up with secret stickers across five big, creative areas each with unique levels. Explore the mystical forests of Treevale, hike the haunted craters of the moon and dive into the depths of the ocean to find the lost city of Crablantis. - Read our The Adventure Pals review

The Bunker (Wales Interactive, €12.99 / £9.99) - The Bunker is a live-action psychological horror game starring Adam Brown (The Hobbit) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) with writing talent behind The Witcher, Broken Sword and SOMA. As the last remaining survivor in a nuclear bunker, John’s daily routine is the one thing that keeps him sane. But when an alarm goes off, his mind starts to self-destruct. Venture into long forgotten areas, recover repressed childhood memories and unlock the dark secrets of The Bunker. - Read our The Bunker review

Masters of Anima (Focus Home Interactive, €19.99 / £15.99) - Masters of Anima is an original adventure game that takes you deep into the magical world of Spark. Battle against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where making tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, thanks to intuitive and innovative gameplay. - Read our Masters of Anima review

Super Daryl Deluxe (Dan and Gary Games, €19.99 / £17.99) - Super Daryl Deluxe is an RPGvania with brawler-style combat set inside of a perfectly normal, sprawling, multi-dimensional high school. Like any other perfectly normal school, its students and faculty are going missing and the classrooms have been locked down for weeks. Yes, there's nothing remarkable happening at WFHS whatsoever - just ask the new principal. - Read our Super Daryl Deluxe review

Bombslinger (Plug In Digital, €11.99 / £10.79) - Wear the poncho of the Bombslinger, a ruthless bandit turned peaceful rancher on a quest to avenge his missus and destruction of his ranch at the hands of his former posse. - Read our Bombslinger review

#Breakforcist Battle (Lucid Sheep Games, €7.99 / £6.99) - Are you hungry!? Introducing an all new version of the cult favorite breakfast/exorcism-themed waffle-busting game, #Breakforcist Battle! Use your magic paddle & ball to rescue breakfast with classic brick-breaking gameplay. Work together with a friend in cooperative play or challenge your friends in an all new competitive battle mode!

ACA NEOGEO Gururin (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - "Gururin" is an action-puzzle game released in 1994 by FACE. Enjoy a puzzle game the likes of which you've never seen before while rotating the Magic Troupe "Gururin"! Comes with One Player Mode, Challenge Mode (VS CPU), and Two Player Mode.

Asdivine Hearts (KEMCO, €12.99 / £11.69) - One year ago, the world of Asdivine was enveloped by a brilliant flash of light. Since that time, the influence of shadow has only continued to grow ever more powerful across the face of the land. A surprising revelation awaits a young man by the name of Zack and his childhood friend, Stella, in the capital from a chubby cat claiming to be none other than the Light Deity and declaring the world to be on the verge of destruction...

Burly Men at Sea (Plug In Digital, €9.99 / £8.99) - Set in the waters of early 20th-century Scandinavia, the game's story branches through a series of encounters with creatures from folklore. You play as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping the narrative around three ungainly heroes. Play through once for a single tale, then set sail again to uncover paths to new adventures.

Dragon Blaze for Nintendo Switch (Zerodiv, €6.99 / £6.99) - Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Moon and Sun. These four magic stones and the gods of moon and sun brought prosperity in Megalith. Because of that, the people lived a peaceful and prosperous life. However, their peaceful life ended when Nebiros and his armies appeared. The god of the sun, who was threatened by Nebirus ' move, entrusted the weapons of the gods to 4 dragon knights and ordered them to overthrow Nebirus.

Drone Fight (SILVERSTAR, €4.99 / £4.49) - Pilot a radio-controlled multicopter in this 3D air race game! Fly freely over grassland, into tunnels, over canyons and more while completing in an air race over a variety of scenery using items and techniques!

Infernium (Undergames, €22.99 / £19.99) - Infernium is a game filled with challenges to overcome. While playing the game you won’t be able to kill or damage most of the enemies but at the same time running away without a second though is not the solution. While being chased you will need to think and reconsider your strategy and open hidden shortcuts while the world and it’s lore will unfold around you in a non-linear way making each playthrough different.

Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Bad Dudes (FTE Games, €7.99 / £7.99) - "Rampant ninja related crimes these days... Whitehouse is not the exception...". As soon as that occurs, a Secret Service agent asks two street-smart brawlers, the "Bad Dudes" named Blade and Striker: "President Ronnie has been kidnapped by the ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue Ronnie?" - Read our Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Bad Dudes review

Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs - Royal Edition (Crunching Koalas, €24.99 / £22.49) - Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a tactical RPG about the restoration of a fallen kingdom to its former glory. Embark on an adventure that will remind you of your best JRPG experiences - assemble a party of valiant individuals, manage your realms, forge alliances, and vanquish your foes in challenging turn-based combat!

Skies of Fury DX (IlluminationGames, €16.19 / £14.59) - Take to the skies and experience WWI as a fighter pilot! Skies of Fury DX offers players the chance to engage in epic, aerial combat in historic April 1917, as both British and German pilots. - Read our Skies of Fury DX review

Splat the Fruit (West Coast, €9.99 / £9.99) - Splat the Fruit is the thinking person’s version of the simple physics based destroy the object games. Think marble run with lots of extras. The aim of Splat the Fruit! is to splat all your oranges using a variety of implements including bombs, cannons and magnets. Place girders and trampolines to allow the metal crushing balls to splat the oranges lying around each level.

Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.99 / £6.99) - Word Search by POWGI includes more than 300 puzzles to keep you - and your friends - puzzling for hours!

Zotrix: Solar Division (Ocean, €14.99 / £13.49) - The battle against Zotrix aliens is getting closer to your door step. Every space station in the network is in danger and Solar Division command needs your help to setup proper strategy for the defense. This, primarily strategy game blends game mechanics between tower defense and real time strategy with hybrid elements such as patrolling ships, navigation towers. You are trusted with this important task before the whole network is taken to the edge of the unknown.

Gal*Gun 2 (Pqube, €49.99 / £44.99) - Help swarms of girls escape their demon possessions by using your Pheromone Shot gadget. - Read our Gal*Gun 2 review

Pirates: All Aboard! (QubicGames, €2.99 / £2.69 for owners of Robonauts or Astro Bears Party Regular price €5.99 / £5.39) - Pirates: All Aboard! is a competitive battle game for solo and multiplayer pick ’n play fun. Skilfully navigate between tropical islands on 7 maps, exploit each of the ships’ strengths and weaknesses and hook the power-ups and fire devastating cannon blasts!

Sumer (Studio Wumpus, €12.09 / £10.89) - Play as Sumerian nobles vying for the affection of the great goddess Inanna. Harvest barley, bid goats at auction, and perform ritual offerings to earn her favor and the right to rule by her side!

Wii U eShop

Spellcaster's Assistant (Ultra Dolphin Rev, €3.99 / £3.59) - You are Emmy Epheremelda, a sorcerer in training/magical assistant. Your master is out on a mission and has left you in charge. All was fine and well till these annoying Tomeverme showed up and decided to wreck the magical library! It’s up to Emmy to do away with these nuisances before Master shows up! And remember, it wasn’t your fault!

Switch Pre-Orders

Where Are My Friends? (Sometimes You, €5.99 / £5.39, pre-order from 11/04/2018) - Pre-Order until 25/04/2018, 14:59 CEST Game description: Every level is a separate genre: runner, point'n'click quest and puzzle-platformer. The plot will be understandable to each one of you, since the story is told without using a single word.

Ninja Striker! (Flying Carpets, €3.99 / £3.59, pre-order from 12/04/2018) - Pre-Order until 19/04/2018, 14:59 CEST Game description: Ninja Striker takes visuals and music inspired by the 8-bit era and fires them up with modern touches. Heavily stylised around Japanese themes, your goal is to advance forward with as much speed, flair and combo power as possible. You have double jumps, homing attacks and a special ‘Shinobi Action’ at your disposal; only by mastering each with sharp reflexes will you make it through your quest.

DragoDino (Plug In Digital, €9.99 / £8.99, pre-order from 13/04/2018) - Pre-Order until 27/04/2018, 14:59 CEST Game description: Fight your way to the top in DragoDino, an epic adventure set in an ever changing world! Meet Bob, a cute DragoDino, and guide him through the 10 levels of the Forest Kingdom in a quest to recover his lost egg stuck atop a giant tree.

Save the Ninja Clan (Sometimes You, €4.99 / £4.49, pre-order from 13/04/2018) - Pre-Order until 27/04/2018, 14:59 CEST Game description: An evil ninja kidnapped your friends. You must collect scrolls in order to find your friends and save them. You will play as different ninjas as the journey progresses. Each ninja has a different ability: Green ninja has a double jump, Purple Ninja has a sprint, and the Grey Ninja has a dash (with temporary invincibility)

Special Offers

Nintendo Switch

  • Deep Ones (Sometimes You) now €4.49 / £4.04 until Wed 11th Apr, normally €4.99 / £4.49
  • Rogue Aces (Curve Digital) now €10.39 / £7.99 until Wed 25th Apr, normally €12.99 / £9.99
  • Streets of Red - Devil's Dare Deluxe (Secret Base) now €5.59 / £5.03 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €6.99 / £6.29
  • Die for Valhalla! (Monster Couch) now €9.99 / £8.99 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €11.99 / £10.99
  • The Way Remastered (SONKA) now €11.99 / £10.79 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • Agatha Knife (Mango Protocol) now €9.95 / £7.95 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €11.99 / £9.59
  • Cave Story+ (Nicalis) now €23.99 / £21.59 until Mon 16th Apr, normally €29.99 / £26.99
  • Ittle Dew 2+ (Nicalis) now €23.99 / £21.59 until Mon 16th Apr, normally €29.99 / £26.99
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Nicalis) now €31.99 / £28.79 until Mon 16th Apr, normally €39.99 / £35.99
  • Knight Terrors (Nicalis) now €2.00 / £1.80 until Mon 16th Apr, normally €2.99 / £2.69
  • The End is Nigh (Nicalis) now €11.99 / £10.79 until Mon 16th Apr, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • Tiny Barbarian DX (Nicalis) now €23.99 / £21.59 until Mon 16th Apr, normally €29.99 / £26.99
  • VVVVVV (Nicalis) now €7.99 / £7.19 until Mon 16th Apr, normally €9.99 / £8.99
  • Crimsonland (10tons) now €9.37 / £8.03 until Wed 18th Apr, normally €13.99 / £11.99
  • Oxenfree (Night School Studio) now €4.99 / £3.99 until Sat 21st Apr, normally €19.99 / £15.99
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Yacht Club Games) now €7.99 / £7.15 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €9.99 / £8.99
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Yacht Club Games) now €19.99 / £17.99 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €24.99 / £22.49
  • Subsurface Circular (Ant Workshop) now €4.79 / £3.83 until Thu 3rd May, normally €5.99 / £4.79
  • Unepic (unepic fran) now €7.49 / £6.74 until Sun 22nd Apr, normally €9.99 / £8.99
  • Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated (iFun4all) now €4.99 / £4.49 until Fri 20th Apr, normally €9.99 / £8.99
  • Graceful Explosion Machine (Vertex Pop Inc.) now €6.49 / £4.99 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €12.99 / £9.99
  • Maria The Witch (Na.p.s. Team) now €2.49 / £2.24 until Thu 3rd May, normally €4.99 / £4.49
  • Tennis in the Face (10tons) now €1.99 / £1.79 until Wed 18th Apr, normally €4.99 / £4.49
  • Vaccine (Rainy Frog) now €6.99 / £6.29 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €9.99 / £8.99
  • Woodle Tree Adventures (ChubbyPixel) now €3.99 / £3.59 until Sun 22nd Apr, normally €4.99 / £4.49
  • Astro Bears Party (QubicGames) now €2.99 / £2.69 until Sun 6th May, normally €4.99 / £4.49
  • Robonauts (QubicGames) now €2.99 / £2.69 until Sun 6th May, normally €14.99 / £13.49
  • Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition (Ratalaika Games) now €5.99 / £5.99 until Sun 29th Apr, normally €7.99 / £7.99
  • Bulb Boy (Bulbware) now €4.79 / £4.31 until Sat 28th Apr, normally €7.99 / £7.19

Nintendo 3DS

Wii U

  • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games) now €19.99 / £17.99 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €24.99 / £22.49
  • 99 Moves (EnjoyUp Games) now €1.24 / £1.14 until Thu 10th May, normally €2.49 / £2.29
  • Abyss (EnjoyUp Games) now €0.99 / £0.89 until Thu 10th May, normally €1.99 / £1.79
  • Breakout Defense (nuGAME) now €4.90 / £4.90 until Sun 20th May, normally €7.00 / £7.00
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios) now €6.99 / £5.99 until Sat 19th May, normally €13.99 / £11.99
  • Maze Break (nuGAME) now €4.90 / £4.20 until Sun 20th May, normally €7.00 / £6.00
  • Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (EnjoyUp Games) now €3.99 / £3.59 until Thu 10th May, normally €7.99 / £7.19

DLC / Add-On Content

Nintendo Switch

  • A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "Discouragement and the Leaning Tower" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "Singular Target" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "Attack IQ Championship" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • A.O.T. 2: Additional Hange Costume: "Scientist Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
  • A.O.T. 2: Additional Erwin Costume: "Knight Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
  • A.O.T. 2: Additional Mikasa Costume: "Ninja Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
  • A.O.T. 2: Additional Christa Costume: "Maid Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
  • LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2 - Runaways Character and Level Pack (WB Games) - €2.99 / £2.50
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Shantae: Costume Pack (WayForward) - €7.99 / £7.19

Wii U

  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Costumes Pack (WayForward) - €6.47 / £5.79


Nintendo Switch

  • Super Chariot Demo (Microids, Demo) - Free
  • Black Hole Demo (Dufgames, Demo) - Free
  • I and Me Demo (Ratalaika Games, Demo) - Free
  • Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition Demo (Ratalaika Games, Demo) - Free
  • Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition Demo (Ratalaika Games, Demo) - Free

New Nintendo 3DS

  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure DELUXE Demo (Reign Bros, Demo) - Free

Nintendo 3DS

  • Super One More Jump Demo (SMG Studio, Demo) - Free
  • Bat Pat is your brother (Atlantyca, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • Family Fun! (Atlantyca, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • fantasy friends (Atlantyca, Theme) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Fun (SmileyWorld, Theme) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Rainbow (SmileyWorld, Theme) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Sweet (SmileyWorld, Theme) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Winky (SmileyWorld, Theme) - €1.49 / £1.39
  • Dream Theme (Funwood Media, Theme) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • Orange Theme (Funwood Media, Theme) - €0.99 / £0.89
  • COOL MUSIC JAM (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • DJ CAT (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • LULLABY (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • MUSIC STUDIO (Umusic online France, Theme) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • MUSIC PACK #6 (Umusic online France, Theme) - €3.99 / £3.59

Wii U

  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, Disc) - €29.99 / £24.99 Previously €59.99 / £49.99

Nintendo Switch (Card/Download)

  • Rocket League (Psyonix) - £15.00 Previously £15.04

What are you downloading this week? (114 votes)

  1. Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)13%
  2. The Adventure Pals (Switch eShop)15%
  3. The Bunker (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  4. Masters of Anima (Switch eShop)3%
  5. Super Daryl Deluxe (Switch eShop)2%
  6. Bombslinger (Switch eShop)3%
  7. #Breakforcist Battle (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  8. ACA NEOGEO Gururin (Switch eShop)2%
  9. Asdivine Hearts (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  10. Burly Men at Sea (Switch eShop)3%
  11. Dragon Blaze for Nintendo Switch (Switch eShop)11%
  12. Drone Fight (Switch eShop)  0%
  13. Infernium (Switch eShop)  0%
  14. Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Bad Dudes (Switch eShop)5%
  15. Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs - Royal Edition (Switch eShop)4%
  16. Skies of Fury DX (Switch eShop)2%
  17. Splat the Fruit (Switch eShop)  0%
  18. Word Search by POWGI (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  19. Zotrix: Solar Division (Switch eShop)  0%
  20. Gal*Gun 2 (Switch retail)4%
  21. Pirates: All Aboard! (Switch eShop)  0%
  22. Sumer (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  23. Spellcaster's Assistant (Wii U eShop)  0.9%
  24. Nothing for me this week, thanks!30%

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So there's this week's Nintendo Download update for the EU eShops. Drop a vote in the poll above and be sure to leave a comment below with your hot picks of the week...