Valiant Hearts for Switch

The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived promptly (sorry!), 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

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two (Telltale Games, €44.99 / £39.99) - Now that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more...complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade…

Carnival Games® (2K, €39.99 / £34.99) - Carnival Games brings the party back for the entire family – now for the first time on Nintendo Switch!

GRIP (Wired Productions, €35.99 / £31.49) - GRIP is a high octane, hardcore combat racer, packing ferocious speed and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons. Harnessing gravity-defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish weapons, GRIP delivers the fastest, most competitive racing experience ever. - Read our GRIP review

Syberia 1 & 2 (Microids, €34.99 / £29.99) - In Syberia, join Kate Walker on an extraordinary journey that takes her all the way from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia. You will come across a host of endearing characters and incredible locations as you search for traces of Hans Voralberg, the genius inventor of the automatons.

Switch eShop - New Releases

Moonlighter (11 bit studios, €24.99 / £22.49) - Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero. - Read our Moonlighter review

Valiant Hearts: The Great War® (Ubisoft, €19.99 / £16.00) - This is the story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of the characters will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion.

WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY MAXIMA (Square Enix, €39.99 / £34.99) - Originally released in October 2016, World of Final Fantasy is now available on Nintendo Switch as the powered-up Final Fantasy Maxima!

SkyTime (Sometimes You, €2.99 / £2.69) - SkyTime is a 3D platformer in which you slow time, dodge bullets, destroy turrets, and overcome obstacles!

BRAWLHALLA (Ubisoft, Free) - Brawlhalla is an epic free-to-play platform fighting game. Join casual free-for-alls, queue for ranked matches, or make a custom room with your friends.

Chalk Dash Carnival (SAT-BOX, €5.56 / £4.86) - Guide the stick figures running about the blackboard to the finish line! You can scrawl chalk lines directly onto the screen by using the touch controls! Don't go falling into holes or getting skewered by spikes!

Full Metal Furies (Cellar Door Games, €14.99 / £11.24) - FULL METAL FURIES puts an emphasis on team play with a unique combat system where everyone is important. Work together to defeat special enemies, string organics combos to deal massive damage, and save a war-torn world that is battling itself to extinction.

Road Redemption (Tripwire Interactive, €19.99 / £17.99) - In the fiery remnants of a once-vibrant world, gangs battle for dominance across war-torn highways. When a motorcycle assassin takes out the boss of the richest weapons cartel, the cartel offers a bounty of wealth beyond imagination for the assassin’s head. - Read our Road Redemption review

Rogue Legacy (Cellar Door Games, €14.99 / £10.99) - Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero. Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colourblind, another might have vertigo-- they could even be a dwarf. - Read our Rogue Legacy review

Shadow of Loot Box (Ratalaika Games, €6.39 / £6.39) - Each level of this shooter is a reference to a popular trend in the modern game development industry. Will you be able to overcome the thorny path full of microtransactions, loot boxes and bugs, resisting the temptation to use the in-game store?

Solitaire (Bigben Interactive, €9.99 / £8.79) - Rediscover the classic card game, finally in a digital version that everyone can play! Arrange the cards from Ace to King in the 3 most popular game modes and spend an enjoyable moment indulging in your favourite pastime.

The Shapeshifting Detective (Wales Interactive, €10.39 / £7.99) - The Shapeshifting Detective is a supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game. Play as a detective and investigate the murder by shapeshifting into any character. Even the next victim.

CricktoGame: Nintendo Switch Edition (Polygon-e, €4.99 / £4.49) - CricktoGame is the game of skill in solving puzzles that will take you to a new level of fun. It’s easy to play and fun for all ages. A good game with a unique mechanics in the world and that will train your mind and will take you to new entertainment fees.

Deru - The Art of Cooperation (Ink Kit, €14.99 / £13.49) - Deru is a cooperative puzzle game that mixes eye-catching abstract art with mind-bending puzzles to a unique gaming experience. In this couch co-op experience, two players team up to overcome the boundaries of shadow and light and succeed through teamwork, timing and tactics.

Roarr! Jurassic Edition (Klabater, €7.99 / £7.19) - A terrible rumble from upstairs woke Rex up from his slumber. For millennia he was hibernating in his cosy cave but the incessant crescendo of the alien invasion was too much to sleep through. It was time for Rex to go upstairs and give his new neighbours a piece of his mind!

Operation Pig (Vikalb, €9.99 / £8.99) - You are Special Agent Wood and you have worked in the most dangerous missions. But now you must be ready for what will be the most dangerous mission that you have faced. The president needs you for a last job that has been called: OPERATION PIG.

Personality and Psychology Premium (Crazysoft, €8.99 / £7.99) - Personality and Psychology Premium app helps in getting you the analysis of your personality. It has a series of tests which you have to go through to achieve your personal score. Once you finish the test you will get the score card of your analysis.

ACA NEOGEO THRASH RALLY (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “THRASH RALLY” is an original racing game released by SNK in 1991. Two game modes "World Rally Championship Mode" and "Rally Mode" have been featured. Travel through cities and the countryside as you make your way through the various courses.

Astebreed (ACTIVE GAMING MEDIA, €11.59 / £10.39) - Blaze through the battlefield in style in your "Crossbreed" - a mech suit built jointly of human and alien technology.

Battlezone Gold Edition (RebellionInteract, €34.99 / £29.99) - Blast through a thrilling rogue-lite campaign for 1-4 players where different environments, enemies and mission types are blended together. No two playthroughs will be the same! - Read our Battlezone Gold Edition review

Crashlands (Butterscotch, €14.99 / £13.49) - Crashlanded on Woanope, you must fight, tame, craft, quest, boss fight, and adventure your way to domination of all the things so that you and JuiceBox, your trusty sidekick/supervisor/robotic cargo palette, can send a message to the Bureau of Shipping and get those packages delivered!

Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Break Thru (FTE Games, €6.10 / £5.40) - Use your machine-gun-equipped armoured car to break-thru enemy lines.

MechaNika (Mango Protocol, €5.99 / £4.99) - Meet Nika, a brilliant girl that doesn’t fit the world she lives in. Perhaps it’s the fact that at 7 years old her favourite things are the transfer of energy, magnetic fields and electrical engineering.

Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix (CIRCLE Ent, €12.99 / £11.89) - Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix challenges your tactical nous across a lengthy and challenging campaign. The Kingdom of Dryden has an incredible history thanks to the story of a Phoenix facing down enemies generations ago; now, buoyed by that legacy, King Harold continually seeks conflict.

Picture Painting Puzzle 1000! (SUCCESS, €5.09 / £4.59) - 1000 questions in each 5x5 to 20x20 and 4 levels of difficulty for both beginners and advanced users.

Rage in Peace (Toge Productions, €11.99 / £10.79) - Rage in Peace is a side-scrolling adventure game that tells the story of Timmy Malinu, an emotionally numb 27-years old actuary who only has one dream that sets him apart from most people: to die asleep in his pyjamas, in the warmth of home, in peace, and with no drama.

Sky Force Anniversary (Infinite Dreams, €9.99 / £8.99) - The legendary shoot-’em-up is here to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in super-destructive style. Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade games combined with modern visuals, Sky Force Anniversary offers a stunning scrolling shooter experience with an incredible new social gameplay element.

The Bug Butcher (2Awesome Studio, €7.99 / £7.99) - The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side-scrolling shoot'em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern-day twists.

The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition (Merge Games, €10.39 / £7.99) - The world is under attack from vegetables, turned evil by dastardly aliens! You must answer the call and take up arms to defend the planet. Buy weapons, develop your skills and roam from city to city to take out waves of evil veggie monsters.

Timber Tennis: Versus (Crunching Koalas, €1.99 / £1.79) - Meet Timber Tennis: Versus, an entirely new addition to the Timberman family.

Varion (Light Maze, €12.99 / £10.29) - Varion is a 3D arcade-action top-down “brawler”, featuring couch multiplayer battles for 1 to 4 players. Set in a futuristic universe, it allows the players to control robots fighting in an infinite amount of booby-trapped, procedurally generated arenas during restless, fast-paced battles.

Arcade Archives URBAN CHAMPION (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “URBAN CHAMPION” is a beat 'em up fighting game, first released by Nintendo in 1984. True to its namesake, fighting men duke it out, fist to fist, for the title of "Urban Champion"! Go into battle with light and heavy punches, as well as dodging and other defensive manoeuvres.

Collidalot (Grunka Munka, €10.99 / £9.99) - Jet-powered hover cars meet full-speed destruction derby chaos! Strap into the torn leather seat of an apocalyptic jet car and grind for your life!

Deployment (Whale Rock Games, €9.99 / £8.99) - Deployment is an intense competitive top-down shooter game. Infosoldiers, made of pure information, fight in an endless war between governments and mega-corporations to rule over the digital systems that control the world.

Forgotton Anne (Square Enix Europe LTD, €17.99 / £15.99) - Imagine a place where all that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world inhabited by Forgotlings; living mislaid objects longing to be remembered. - Read our Forgotton Anne review

Noir Chronicles: City of Crime (Artifex Mundi, €14.99 / £13.49) - Step into the shoes of Alfred Fox, a private eye with a knack for getting into trouble, and confront the danger looming over your old flame, Barbara Le Purr. Using your own intuition and wide investigation techniques you will follow the intrigue and face many, sometimes deadly, consequences.

Saboteur! (SimFabric, €7.00 / £6.29) - Saboteur! is a classic retro game hit made by Clive Townsend in 1985 for ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer.

Townsmen (HandyGames, €19.99 / £17.99) - Develop your tiny village to a grand medieval empire with a thriving economy and happy villagers! Find spots for mining ore, harvest the crops of your farms and collect coins as taxes from your folk.

Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €14.99 / £13.49) - Trine Enchanted Edition is the origin story for the three unlikely heroes of Trine - Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief. The heroes must join forces to overcome obstacles and puzzles in a fully interactive physics-based world, battle the undead and their minions, and restore balance to the kingdom!

Switch eShop - Demos

Word Sudoku by POWGI Demo (Lightwood Games, Free) - Place letters in the grid according to normal Sudoku rules and one row or column will spell the word. Of course, you can switch back to number mode if you prefer. Word Sudoku by POWGI includes 240 unique and beautifully symmetrical Word Sudoku puzzles, graded for difficulty from beginner to expert.

Switch eShop - Pre-Orders

Desktop Soccer (SAT-BOX, €5.52 / £4.87, pre-order from 07/11/2018) - The desk is your field! Lace up your shoes for a simple yet challenging soccer game with up to 4 people for a soccer free-for-all! Make your own original team by adjusting formations and positions! Aim to win the tournament!

M.A.C.E. Space Shooter (EntwicklerX, €4.99 / £4.49, pre-order from 08/11/2018) - M.A.C.E. is a classic 2D space shooter game. The player navigates a spaceship across three different worlds with 6 vertical scrolling levels and various enemies, trying to destroy or avoid them.

Word Sudoku by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.99 / £6.99, pre-order from 08/11/2018) - Place letters in the grid according to normal Sudoku rules and one row or column will spell the word. Of course, you can switch back to number mode if you prefer. Word Sudoku by POWGI includes 240 unique and beautifully symmetrical Word Sudoku puzzles, graded for difficulty from beginner to expert.

Escape Doodland (QubicGames, €7.99 / £7.19, pre-order from 09/11/2018) - Doodland is a grotesque world created on a piece of paper. It is invaded by Omnomus, a cruel monster that loves the taste of inhabitants of this land. Each part of the world has a unique atmosphere. You will have to run, jump, swim and fly to overcome many demanding obstacles.

Toast Time: Smash Up! (Force of Habit, €8.09 / £7.19, pre-order from 09/11/2018) - Fresh from the oven, Toast Time: Smash Up brings the unique toast-based recoil/reload action from cult smash hit Toast Time to the multiplayer brawler/esports genre.

Switch eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
Gaokao.Love.100Days (Navila Software Japan) €8.49 / £7.64 -15% Sun 11th Nov €9.99 / £8.99
The Flame In The Flood: Complete Edition (Curve Digital) €7.49 / £7.49 -50% Mon 19th Nov €14.99 / £14.99
Serial Cleaner (Curve Digital) €5.99 / £5.99 -60% Mon 19th Nov €14.99 / £14.99
Tennis in the Face (10tons) €2.49 / £2.24 -50% Tue 13th Nov €4.99 / £4.49
Time Recoil (10tons) €8.39 / £7.19 -40% Tue 13th Nov €13.99 / £11.99
Mahjong Deluxe 3 (Joindots) €15.99 / £14.39 -20% Thu 22nd Nov €19.99 / £17.99
Black Hole (Dufgames) €3.95 / £3.56 -34% Sun 18th Nov €5.99 / £5.40
BUTCHER (Crunching Koalas) €4.99 / £4.49 -50% Sat 17th Nov €9.99 / £8.99
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Crunching Koalas) €4.99 / £4.49 -50% Sat 17th Nov €9.99 / £8.99
Gnomes Garden 3: The thief of castles (8Floor Games) €2.99 / £2.69 -40% Thu 15th Nov €4.99 / £4.49
Hexologic (MythicOwl) €1.97 / £1.64 -34% Mon 19th Nov €2.99 / £2.49
Pool Panic (Cartoon Interactive) €8.16 / £7.36 -33% Thu 15th Nov €12.19 / £10.99
Typoman (Wales Interactive) €9.09 / £6.99 -30% Wed 21st Nov €12.99 / £9.99
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Activision) €29.99 / £24.49 -25% Mon 19th Nov €39.99 / £34.99
Life Goes On (GAMEPOCH) €5.49 / £4.99 -50% Sun 25th Nov €10.99 / £9.99
All-Star Fruit Racing (PQube) €24.99 / £19.99 -38% €39.99 / £34.99

3DS eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Ent.) €2.49 / £2.44 -50% Thu 22nd Nov €4.99 / £4.89
Drone Fight (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.99 / £1.99 -50% Thu 22nd Nov €3.99 / £3.99
Demon King Box (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.99 / £1.99 -50% Thu 22nd Nov €3.99 / £3.99
SubaraCity (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.99 / £1.89 -50% Thu 22nd Nov €3.99 / £3.99
Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Ent.) €3.49 / £3.39 -50% Thu 22nd Nov €6.99 / £6.89
Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.99 / £1.99 -50% Thu 22nd Nov €3.99 / £3.99
Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.99 / £1.99 -50% Thu 22nd Nov €3.99 / £3.99
Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Ent.) €1.99 / £1.99 -50% Thu 22nd Nov €3.99 / £3.99
Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games) €1.99 / £1.79 -50% Thu 6th Dec €3.99 / £3.59
Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) €5.99 / £5.39 -25% Thu 15th Nov €7.99 / £7.19
Triple Breakout (nuGAME) €3.49 / £3.49 -30% Thu 6th Dec €4.99 / £4.99
I am an air traffic controller AIRPORT HERO HAWAII (Sonic Powered) €7.49 / £6.74 -50% Thu 29th Nov €14.99 / £13.49
I am an air traffic controller AIRPORT HERO NARITA (Sonic Powered) €7.49 / £6.74 -50% Thu 29th Nov €14.99 / £13.49
I am an air traffic controller AIRPORT HERO OSAKA-KIX (Sonic Powered) €7.49 / £6.74 -50% Thu 29th Nov €14.99 / £13.49
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa (Sonic Powered) €7.49 / £6.49 -50% Thu 29th Nov €14.99 / £12.99
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto (Sonic Powered) €7.49 / £6.49 -50% Thu 29th Nov €14.99 / £12.99
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Travel of Steam (Sonic Powered) €7.49 / £6.74 -50% Thu 29th Nov €14.99 / £13.49
Skypeace (Sonic Powered) €0.49 / £0.44 -51% Thu 29th Nov €0.99 / £0.89
WAKU WAKU SWEETS: Happy Sweets Making (Sonic Powered) €12.49 / £11.24 -50% Thu 29th Nov €24.99 / £22.49

Wii U eShop - Special Offers

Game Title Price Saving Until Original Price
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games) €1.24 / £1.14 -50% Thu 6th Dec €2.49 / £2.29
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) €1.24 / £1.14 -50% Thu 6th Dec €2.49 / £2.29
RTO 2 (nuGAME) €7.99 / £7.19 -20% Thu 6th Dec €9.99 / £8.99

DLC / Add-On Content

Nintendo Switch

  • Hand of Fate 2 - Outlands and Outsiders (DefiantDevelopment) - €5.99 / £5.44
  • Hand of Fate 2 - The Servant and the Beast (DefiantDevelopment) - €5.99 / £5.44
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 - The Two Valkyria (SEGA) - €4.99 / £3.99
  • Fortnite - Summit Striker Pack (Epic Games) - €4.99 / £3.99
  • Project Highrise: Architect's Edition - Modern Design (KalypsoMediaGroup) - €1.99 / £1.79
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! - Pops Pack (Bandai Namco Entertainment) - €3.99 / £3.99
  • WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom:Set of Nalulu Kingdom outfits (althi) - €3.33 / £2.99
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