The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived (a little later than expected!), 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!
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Switch Retail - New Releases
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (Nintendo, 27th Sep, £49.99) - Take on the role of the Luminary, a young man who is descended from a legendary hero who defeated the forces of darkness in ages past. Join up with a cast of charismatic companions and embark on a globe-trotting journey to save the world from an ominous threat. Enjoy modern twists on its iconic turn-based battle system, like setting up unique tactics for your party and tweaking the speed of battle, as you undertake a grand adventure that can keep you playing for over 100 hours! - Read our Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition review
Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Interactive, 24th Sep, £34.99) - Ever wished to play as one of the characters from your favourite horror movies? Dead by Daylight is a 1v4 multiplayer game that allows you to choose between playing an unstoppable Killer and one of four Survivors trying to evade a gruesome death. This edition includes 9 killers and 10 survivors to choose from and 3 cosmetic packs.
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (THQ Nordic, 26th Sep) - Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation. Death lives! - Read our Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition review
Northgard (Shiro Games, 26th Sep, £31.49) - Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation. Death lives!
EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition (Electronic Arts, 27th Sep) - EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Legacy Edition launches September 27th on Nintendo Switch featuring the latest kits, clubs, and squads from some of the top leagues around the world. It will also feature some of the world’s most famous stadiums, including some brand new to FIFA 20. Gameplay features and modes will have parity with FIFA 19 on Nintendo Switch.
CONTRA: ROGUE CORPS (KONAMI, 26th Sep, £39.99) - Contra: Rogue Corps is an over the top run and gun game with fast-paced ultraviolent combat. Offering both single and multiplayer options, it's an incredible gameplay experience alone or with your friends. - Read our CONTRA: ROGUE CORPS review
UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure (Outright Games, 27th Sep, £34.99) - Robots are cool when they’re blinking lights and zooming by with their sleek metallic finish. In UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure, a whole horde of robots are on the loose and taking over Uglyville trying to make it “perfect! ”. On the plus side, you play as Moxy, the energetic UglyDoll who’s got a lot of “moxy”! Prefer Ox? Pick him. And you’re about to team up with your friends from the UglyDolls movie, explore Uglyville, and work together to lure, trap, and send those uptight robots back to where they came from. Do you have the courage not to run away? No? Don’t worry. Moxy (or Ox) will run away with you.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Microsoft Studios, 27th Sep, £14.99) - The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, Ori must journey to find courage and confront a dark nemesis to save the forest of Nibel. Ori and the Blind Forest tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning Action-Platformer crafted by Moon Studios.
DRAGON QUEST (SQUARE ENIX, 27th Sep) - The peace of fair Alefgard has been shattered by the appearance of the nefarious master of the night known as the Dragonlord, and the Sphere of Light, which for so long kept the forces of darkness in check, has been stolen! It is time for you, a young warrior through whose veins flows the blood of the legendary hero Erdrick, to set out on a quest to vanquish the Dragonlord, and save the land from darkness!
DRAGON QUEST II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line (SQUARE ENIX, 27th Sep) - A century has passed since the events of the first DRAGON QUEST, during which time the descendants of the hero of Alefgard have forged three new nations. But the peace they have known is no more. Demon hosts summoned forth from the darkness by High Priest Hargon have brought the land to the brink of ruin once again. Now, the young prince of Midenhall must set out to find the other two descendants of Erdrick so that together they might defeat the nefarious Hargon and restore peace to their world.
DRAGON QUEST III: The Seeds of Salvation (SQUARE ENIX, 27th Sep) - On the morning of your sixteenth birthday, you are charged with a seemingly impossible task by the King himself: to assume the mantle of your father Ortega, hero of the land of Aliahan, and slay the Archfiend Baramos, master of darkness! What trials await you, intrepid hero, as you set out on a quest not even your legendary father was strong enough to complete?
STAR WARS: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Aspyr, 24th Sep) - Kyle Katarn’s classic adventure lands on Nintendo Switch! Experience the legendary single-player epic with modernized controls. As Kyle Katarn, agent of the New Republic, use your Lightsaber and the full power of the Force to combat a new evil plaguing the galaxy. Choose wisely from an arsenal of 13 weapons including disruptor rifle, thermal detonators, trip mines, and Wookiee bowcaster. Test your skills in 24 single-player missions, four epic boss fights, and one unforgettable cantina. - Read our STAR WARS: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast review
Oliver's Adventures in the Fairyland (Victory Road, 23rd Sep, £5.69) - Oliver's Adventures in the Fairyland by Hoodoo Bear is an indie adventure game inspired by the best Metroidvania titles. This game features retro graphics, roguelike elements and classical platforming action. Old school gamers will be delighted by the pixel look and immersive atmosphere of this title. The plot is based on a teenager from the modern world being summoned into a fantasy world with an important task from a wizard — to return the King’s stolen treasures!
FLYING GIRL STRIKER (Mediascape, 25th Sep, £11.69) - 3D Shooting Game Flying Girl Striker Lock-on and crush them with a homing laser! Flying Girl Striker is a super exhilarating 3D shooting game where you shoot enemies with dynamic camera work and effects. You can upgrade your aircraft by buying items in the shop. Take advantage of customization to progress through battles!
Arcade Archives Scramble (HAMSTER, 26th Sep) - Scramble is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1981. Players control a space fighter with a limited fuel supply as they battle enemies and try to destroy the enemy base. KONAMI has produced many masterful shooting games like Arcade Archives' favourite "GRADIUS", but "Scramble" is the original that started it all.
Akash: Path of the Five (Truant Pixel, 26th Sep) - Akash: Path of the Five is a visual novel in the otome style. Players will become Aurora, a member of a magical race of elementals. As the first elemental girl the village has seen in over 200 years, all eyes are on your fast-approaching coming of age ceremony. All is not as it seems, however, as tensions between Akash and a nearby human settlement threaten to erupt into an all-out war.
Barry Bradford's Putt Panic Party (TACS Games, 26th Sep) - Tee off with up to three friends simultaneously for maximum fun! You have a limited time to aim your shot and the timer gets shorter every turn! It’s a party of putting with panic guaranteed. Party and Single modes. Three difficulty settings. Forward and reverse holes. Four unique courses. Loads of wacky hazards. Bring your friends, select your characters and get ready to Putt Panic Party all night long with the world's greatest Putt Panic Party Player, Barry Bradford!
Button Button Up! (CIRCLE Ent., 26th Sep, £9.71) - Button Button Up! is a platforming adventure game that combines single-player, co-op and competitive battle modes. You’ll also realise that buttons have some unique and clever abilities to help you through each challenge!
Cyber Protocol (RedDeerGames, 26th Sep, £6.77) - Cyber Protocol is an arcade puzzle game set in Cyberpunk scenario with strong and dynamic gameplay. You impersonate the main hero, whose mission is to bring his Android friend (G0X6) back to life by activating the protocol.
Fight'N Rage (BlitWorks, 26th Sep) - Set in a far future where humans are enslaved by mutants, Fight’N Rage is a side-scroller beat’em up inspired by the classics from the '90s arcade gems.
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX (Inti Creates, 26th Sep, £13.49) - Inti Creates brings you speedy and stylish 2D action the likes of which you've never seen before! Experience the apeX of 2D action with Luminous Avenger iX! - Read our Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX review
Habroxia (eastasiasoft, 26th Sep, £5.94) - Blast your way through a myriad of extraterrestrial incursions in this arcade-style scrolling shooter! Pilot the ship Habroxia through 15 levels featuring intense boss fights, rescue missions, shifting perspectives and untold surprises. Customize your ship to enhance your abilities, unlock the three endless side modes, and save the galaxy from a series of sinister invaders. - Read our Habroxia review
Paper Train (isTom Games, 26th Sep, £8.99) - Don't miss the train! Step into the shoes of a conductor! Control railway traffic, choo-choose the best moment to halt and speed up your engines, without having them crashing together. Get them through rocky canyons, amusement parks, plane cemeteries, spacecraft crash sites, holiday resorts and other exotic locations trains usually travel through.
Reaper (Hexage, 26th Sep) - Become the Black Swordsman and slay thousands of enemies in an epic action RPG!
Dreaming Canvas (Playstige Interactive, 27th Sep) - In Dreaming Canvas you are free to choose your destination and explore it at your own pace. Meet interesting other travellers along your journey, listen to inspirational art quotes from famous painters and locate canvasses scattered around the landscape. . . When you find a canvas, get ready to paint the landscape of your dreams. . .
Freecell Solitaire Deluxe (Baltoro Games, 27th Sep) - Freecell Solitaire is a form of Solitaire (or Patience) where nearly all deals are winnable, making it more of a game of skill than luck. It is the perfect game to help you relax and have fun. Change the game's appearance to suit your own taste. Progress through the game to unlock unique card sets and backgrounds.
Freedom Finger (Wide Right Interactive, 27th Sep) - Freedom Finger sends you blasting, punching, and smashing your way across 37 levels of crazy cartoon action. Featuring a unique soundtrack including music by Red Fang, Aesop Rock, METZ, Power Trip, Com Truise, White Fence, Ty Segall, Makeup and Vanity Set, True Widow, The Radio Dept. , Drab Majesty, John Maus, Vektroid, Danimal Cannon, Cleaners from Venus, and many more!
Chop is Dish (Victory Road, 30th Sep) - Chop is Dish tells the story of one cook who was robbed by some mystical creatures. Some strange monsters had suddenly appeared in his forest and stole his master chef's chunk of beef. Our cook needed this meat for his ultimate dish, and now it's gone — he has to act quickly and dangerously by pursuing the thieves and recovering his grand ingredient. This platforming title features many tributes to oldschool video games and inspired by such titles as Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros series and Mutant Mudds.
Car Mechanic Simulator Pocket Edition (Ultimate Games, 27th Sep) - Repair cars for your customers and spend the money earned on improving the workshop and expanding your skills. Buy devastated cars, renew and sell them for a profit or collect in a private collection. Put your management skills to the test to stay on the market.
Switch eShop - Demos
The Tenth Line Special Edition Demo (Sungazer Software)
Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI Demo (Lightwood Games)
MISTOVER Demo (KRAFTON)
Space War Arena offline Demo (Playchemy)
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
A Winter's Daydream (Sometimes You, pre-order from 24th Sep)
Bee Simulator (Bigben Interactive, pre-order from 25th Sep)
Dusk Diver (Pqube, pre-order from 25th Sep)
Old School RPG Bundle (Plug In Digital, pre-order from 25th Sep)
Reventure (Pixelatto Games, pre-order from 25th Sep)
STELLATUM (Sometimes You, pre-order from 25th Sep)
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, pre-order from 26th Sep)
Atelier Ryza: Digital Deluxe Edition (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, pre-order from 26th Sep)
WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship (Bigben Interactive, pre-order from 26th Sep)
WRC 8 Deluxe Edition FIA World Rally Championship (Bigben Interactive, pre-order from 26th Sep)
Rabi-Ribi (CIRCLE Ent., pre-order from 26th Sep)
Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI (Lightwood Games, pre-order from 26th Sep)
Super Street: Racer (Funbox Media, pre-order from 27th Sep)
Beats Runner (FuryLion Group, pre-order from 27th Sep)
Contraptions (Funbox Media, pre-order from 27th Sep)
Soul Knight (ChillyRoom, pre-order from 27th Sep)
StarBlox Inc. (IlluminationGames, pre-order from 28th Sep)
VAMPYR (Focus Home Interactive, pre-order from 30th Sep)
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!