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
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (CD Projekt Red, 15th Oct)– You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Team17, 8th Oct) - They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Beetallion to take down Capital B's Impossible Lair! Each level offers beautiful, rich visuals with detail and depth. Yooka, Laylee and a whole host of colourful characters (good and bad) are realised in stunning 2.5DThe overworld isn’t just a hub, it provides a whole separate gaming experience! Explore and unlock more 2D levels by completing objectives and puzzles, rescue the Royal Beetalion bees and find collectables. - Read our Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Modus Games, 8th Oct) - Prince Selius suffers from intensely dark dreams and, due to his magical talents, monstrous nightmares are able to slip into reality and wreak havoc on the waking world. Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya must find the afflicted prince and resolve the desperate situation before the world is engulfed by the Nightmare Prince's shadows. Trine 4 reaches new heights in the series, bringing the most complete gameplay experience ever to fans and new players alike! - Read our Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince review
Call of Cthulhu (Focus Home Interactive, £35.99) - Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG, brings you deep into a world of creeping madness and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft's iconic universe. 1924. Private Investigator Pierce is sent to look into the tragic death of the Hawkins family on the isolated Darkwater Island. Soon enough, Pierce is pulled into a terrifying world of conspiracies, cultists, and cosmic horrors. Nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and sinister cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything.
Killer Queen Black (Liquid Bit, 11th Oct) - Fight for your hive in this strategic team platformer with three ways to win! Hop on the snail, hoard berries, or wipe out the enemy's queen to claim victory. Fast-paced four on four team combat with four unique weapons: sword, morning star, laser and stinger. Three roles to play as, Queen, Soldier and Worker, each with their own strengths and responsibilities. Six different battlefields, each requiring different strategies to master. Five character skins to choose from.
Doraemon Story of Seasons (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - Let’s cultivate our garden! Nobita, our hero, lands in a random planet with his friend after getting caught by a storm. They meet the villagers and hear that the storm also hit the village and wiped everything except for one special tree. Nobita and friends decided to help the village to be prosper again, in exchange the village will help them to go back to Earth.
Bibi & Tina at the horse farm (TREVA, 10th Oct) - Ride Amadeus, Sabrina and eight other horses as Bibi or Tina. Explore the expansive grounds around Martinshof and Falkenstein Castle on horseback. Whether you’re walking, trotting, galloping or jumping, show what you’ve got in varied horse races of different lengths and difficulties! Wild adventures await you!
Trine: Ultimate Collection (Modus Games, 8th Oct)
Spirit Hunter: NG (Aksys Games, 10th Oct)
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (NIS America)
Switch eShop - New Releases
Overwatch: Legendary Edition (Blizzard Entertainment, 15th Oct)– Join the fight for the future in the world of Overwatch, and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers and oddities. Bend time, defy physics and unleash a dizzying array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter.
The Bradwell Conspiracy (Bossa Studios, 10th Oct) - Following a sudden explosion at the Stonehenge Museum fundraiser, you find yourself trapped in a hidden underground complex. Your only means of escape is by sending photographs of your surroundings to another survivor confined elsewhere. But before long, a disturbing truth begins to dawn…Featuring an assortment of innovative puzzles and lore-enriching secrets, are you ready to delve into a world of corporate duplicity?
A Knight's Quest (Curve Digital, 10th Oct, £15.99) - Solve mind-bending puzzles, fight challenging enemies, defeat huge bosses and platform your way through a fantastic open world in this lavish take on classic action adventure games. Rusty begins his adventure with just a trusty sword and basic shield, but he’ll soon unlock ‘Spirit Powers’ – spectacular abilities which have the power to transform not only himself, but also the world around him. Harness the powers of Fire, Ice and Time to devastating effect, using them to conquer enemies in battle or solve environmental puzzles. - Read our A Knight's Quest review
Valfaris (Big Sugar, 10th Oct) - After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart. - Read our Valfaris review
A Winter's Daydream (Sometimes You, 8th Oct, £5.39) - his elderly grandmother has transformed into a cute young girl! Hijinks ensue. Nineteen-year-old Yuu can’t stand his younger sister, Otoko, and the feeling is mutual. It’s been almost a year since Yuu saw her last, having escaped his dreary home town to study in the bustling city, but with the advent of New Year’s he finds himself obliged to return to his family to celebrate. Unfortunately, Yuu’s absence has not softened his younger sister, and Otoko is just as sullen and surly as ever before.
Aldred - Knight of Honor (QUByte Interactive, 8th Oct, £0.89) - In Knight of Honor you are Aldred, the most powerful swordsman of the divine flame, passing through innumerable obstacles and war bosses to rid the kingdom of great evil. To progress in the game you need to be careful, each monster must be faced in a different way, switching weapons and spells can help you a lot. The amount of obstacles increases at each level, so it is imperative that you get some potions and upgrades on the merchant. Each level contains objects to destroy, pieces to collect and people to rescue if you are a player who likes challenges you will find many achievements in this 2D adventure game.
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock (Slitherine Software, 8th Oct, £24.29) - The Cylons have rebelled! Four years of war and a steep price in human lives have not been enough to unlock a deadly stalemate. The Colonials have countered all of the Cylon’s offensives so far, but no decisive victory was achieved. The deadlock is suddenly broken by a surprise attack from the Cylons and the brutal annihilation of the Colonial Fleet High Command on Picon. The fate of mankind is now resting on the shoulders of Rear-Admiral Lucinda Cain. The secret, cunning plan she has conceived could turn the tide of the war forever…
Eternal Card Game (Dire Wolf Digital, 8th Oct) - The Game Has Changed Six-guns and sorcery collide in Eternal, the strategy card game of unlimited choices and unbelievable fun! Eternal offers the best of both worlds: Rich, deep strategic gameplay and counterplay with fast-spells and tactical combat! Next-gen touchscreen-friendly digital design with quick, smooth and intuitive gameplay! …all wrapped up with exciting digital mechanics and the most generous game economy out there!
Reventure (Pixelatto Games, 7th Oct, £7.99) - One hundred different endings. Choose your path, every decision leads to a new ending. Will you find the real one? Is there such a thing? Only one way to know.
Worse Than Death (Benjamin Rivers, 8th Oct, £7.19) - Run for your life, hide in the shadows, and use your wits to avoid shadowy creatures and uncover the terrible truths of your wretched home town. Solve devious puzzles to reveal the emotionally-charged story of Holly and her friends that will have you hooked until the very end!
STELLATUM (Sometimes You, 9th Oct, £13.49) - Throw a barrage of rockets on hordes of enemy ships, burning everything in your path! You are playing for an extraterrestrial race that has just become ready to conquer outer space. The whole story begins with the fact that you are going to destroy a comet that threatens your planet. An unforeseen event happened that dragged you into the midst of the battles. But everything may not be what it seems. Every element in the game was made with an individual approach, polished to the smallest detail. Excellent graphics drawing, visual effects, music and sound effects - all this is perfectly harmonized in its special style and atmosphere of the game.
Contraptions (Funbox Media, 10th Oct, £7.99) - How many steps does it take to change a light bulb? If your answer is 10 or more, then you are ready for "Contraptions" - a game where the goal is to fix whacky contraptions that perform simple tasks in indirect and convoluted ways, Rube Goldberg style. Use camels as trampolines, champagne bottles as cannons, balloons to lift objects, fireworks wheels to drive conveyor belts, magnets to attract metal objects, and many more gadgets to solve the puzzles and clear the levels.
Duped (No Moss, 9th Oct) - Duped explores themes of loneliness, isolation and identity, through a 2D action/puzzle platformer. Control a square on its journey to escape the cave it has found itself in. Create clones, control them, flip switches, build bodies out of your friends, get kicked around like a ragdoll. All of this awaits you, in Duped. Features: -Over 40 levels -Physics based puzzles -Minimalist story
Eliza (Alliance, 10th Oct) - After abandoning her high-powered tech career and mysterious three-year absence, Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey resurfaces working as a proxy for a virtual counselling app called Eliza. Her job consists solely of reading a script provided to her in real-time by an AI, leaving her no autonomy over what she says. Is Eliza a technological marvel that brings therapy to those who otherwise couldn’t access it? Or is it an ineffective replacement and another vector for technology companies to gain control over our lives and humanity?
Family Tree (eastasiasoft, £5.59) - “Don’t stay up too late, kids” said Mr Fruits to his babies one evening as he went to bed. But they were so busy glued to their screens they completely ignored him. All of a sudden the Evil Skull Pedro appeared, and with a mischievous cackle, he sucked all the Fruits family kids into a portal, turned them into actual fruit and then scattered them throughout all the trees in the forest! Can you get them all back?
Little Briar Rose (Elf Games, 10th Oct) - An ancient legend, a cursed castle surrounded by brambles, a forest inhabited by funny enchanted creatures and a sweet princess sleeping in it. And, obviously, a fearless prince! This is what Little Briar Rose is made out of. In this particular stained glass-styled graphic adventure the player will help a whole dynasty of princes complete their quest. Be careful though, many will try, but only one shall prevail!
Monochrome Order (KEMCO, 10th Oct, £12.14) - The world must forever make choices. The Arbiters' mission is to use the ancient magic known as “Judgment” to follow their own justice and guide the world to a better place. A newly-appointed Arbiter, is assigned to a desolate country where he will have to make various Judgments. However, not everyone will agree with his idea of justice. When faced with two extreme choices, which will he choose? Your Judgments will greatly affect the story and your character's role in both good and evil paths.
MISTOVER (KRAFTON, 10th Oct, £24.99) - ''MIST-ical' RPG with expeditions for finding the key to survival. Choose your next step wisely and keep in mind that your every move will change the future. Create your own 'Corps' and explore through various regions in the Pillar of Despair: forests, lakes, mountains, cities, cathedrals, castles, and much.
Old School RPG Bundle (Plug In Digital, 10th Oct, £24.29) - Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show! Cast actors, purchase equipment and upgrades for your studio, craft weapons and giant Mechas out of cardboard and duct tape. Once the cameras are rolling, you will control your cast of five colored-jumpsuit-clad warriors in dramatic, turn-based battles!
Pocket Stables (Kairosoft, 10th Oct, £11.69) - Manage your very own ranch while training your racehorses to win big in exciting races! Build training facilities like dirt courses and pools amidst the beautiful natural surroundings of your ranch. Increase your ranch's fame and entice visitors to spend some dough at your ranch's amenities, like ice cream stands and gift shops. Find horses with the right combination of stamina and speed and intensity and train them to race. Keep winning races to earn bigger and better prizes, as well as the ability to compete in even bigger and more exciting races on an international scale.
Queen's Quest 4: Sacred Truce (Artifex Mundi) - After many years of peace between the Five Kingdoms, dark clouds are gathering over the realm of humans and elves. After an attempt to assassinate the Elf King, life's delicate balance, which was only maintained through the magic of the Sacred Truce, has come to end. Friends and neighbors are beginning to turn against each other. Suddenly the tiny village of Saddletown becomes the centre of attention for the entire kingdom – according to the elves it's where the would-be assassin is hiding. It seems that the people of the town must answer for his crimes.
River City Melee Mach!! (ARC SYSTEM WORKS, 1st Jan) - The Renegade/River City (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun) series has had its share of success in the late 80's, and now, the "Fight it out! " part of its numerous spin-off sports series is back and powered-up! Four players can play at the same time, and the controls are so simple you can actually have your friends and family just hop in and play!
Secret Files Sam Peters (Koch Media, 10th Oct) - When alien DNA is spotted in the genetic code of algae living at a crater site in Ghana, sassy reporter Sam Peters goes after the story of her lifetime. Before she can start her research at Lake Bosumtwi, however, she has to cleave through the wilderness and escape feisty jungle animals by day and demon-like creatures from African folklore by night. And soon she has to ask herself, whether a creditable article on the front page of an esteemed science magazine is really worth risking her life.
Puzzle Book (QubicGames, 1st Jan) - Puzzle book offers 34 different puzzles to solve, divided into themes - from fantasy to dinosaurs. Arts for this game were made by artist specialized in various styles. They are beautiful paintings of creatures and landscapes or simpler drawings for kids. There is something for everyone! Speaking of everyone, you can adjust the difficulty by selecting the number of fragments per puzzle - from 6 to as much as 60! It’s a great title for both children and adults. Add peaceful music that plays in the background and you’ve got a great, relaxing afternoon.
Shipped (QubicGames, 1st Jan) - Shipped is an adorable party game where up to 8 players compete in sea skirmishes. Choose your favourite girl and navigate the sea. Your ship can’t break, so first learn how to manoeuvre. With simple controls, it’s easy to start but hard to master. To win, you must push your opponents to crash on land or out of the screen. Or just shoot them. To do that, grab ammo crates. If you’re out of cannonballs, use your cannon and blow air to push enemies or deflect incoming fire. Remember to keep up with the movement of the camera - if your ship goes off-screen, it will instantly explode! With five different modes, you’ll never get bored playing Shipped. If you’re short on friends to play, you can always add AI-controlled players or try the challenging single-player arcade mode.
Super Box Land Demake (Ratalaika Games, 11th Oct) - Pick from two characters to help solve moving box puzzles in order to advance to the next stage! Push boxes across a variety of different puzzling levels by yourself or with a friend in coop mode! Control two different characters at once even in single player! Choose from 3 difficulty options that make recovering from your mistakes harder!
Minefield (Kodobur Yazilim, 1st Jan, £3.99)
Asphalt 9: Legends (Gameloft, 8th Oct) - Read our Asphalt 9: Legends review
BurgerTime Party! (Marvelous Europe, 1st Jan, £17.99) - Read our BurgerTime Party! review
Arcade Archives THE LEGEND OF KAGE (HAMSTER, 10th Oct)
BDSM: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre (Big Way, 10th Oct)
Corpse Party: Blood Drive (Marvelous Europe, 10th Oct)
CrunchTime (Navila Software Japan, 10th Oct)
Mable & The Wood (Graffiti Games, 1st Jan, £12.14)
Midnight Evil (iFun4all, 10th Oct)
AeternoBlade II (Pqube, 11th Oct)
Silk (Huey Games, 11th Oct)
Alchemist's Castle (Kodobur Yazilim, 13th Oct)
DC Universe Online + Gotham City Starter Pack (Daybreak Game Company, 10th Oct)
Switch eShop - Demos
Resident Evil 5 (Demo) - One of the most popular Resident Evil titles can now be played on the go, featuring Chris Redfield and his partner Sheva Alomar, as they venture to the heart of Africa to investigate an outbreak. Featuring single-player and co-op modes, this fully-loaded package includes all previously released DLC (Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape story expansions, Versus mode, extra figures and 4 costumes), No Mercy mode, as well as the new mode “The Mercenaries United” which combines the two fan-favourite modes, The Mercenaries and The Mercenaries Reunion for an even more intense experience.
Resident Evil 6 (Demo) - Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 is a dramatic horror experience that cannot be forgotten. The game spans various areas across the globe starring multiple playable characters, including fan favourites and new faces. Jump into the fray either solo or up to 4-player co-op in 4 dramatic chapters of the campaign, or head into one of the extra modes such as Survivor - which pits up to 6-players head-to-head in a heated battle. This edition includes all DLC, along with two costumes per main character that were originally Residentevil.net exclusives, but are now unlockable through the game itself.
Puzzle Box Maker Demo (Bplus)
Hyperforma Demo (HeroCraft)
Doraemon Story of Seasons Demo (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Farming Simulator 20 (Focus Home Interactive) - In Farming Simulator 20, take control of vehicles and machines faithfully recreated from leading brands in the industry. For the first time on Nintendo Switch, this includes John Deere, the largest agriculture machinery company in the world. Drive other famous farming brands such as Case IH, New Holland, Challenger, Fendt, Valtra, Krone, Deutz-Fahr and many more. Tend to your livestock of pigs, cows, and sheep, and now ride your own horses, letting you explore the vast land around your farm in a brand-new way.
Cat Quest II (Pqube, pre-order from 7th Oct)
Day and Night (Ridiculous Games, pre-order from 8th Oct)
ZikSquare (TOMAGameStudio, pre-order from 8th Oct)
Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands (Merge Games, pre-order from 9th Oct)
Yuri (Fingerlab, pre-order from 8th Oct)
Where the Bees Make Honey (Whitethorn Digital, pre-order from 10th Oct)
Safari Pinball (SuperPowerUpGames, pre-order from 10th Oct)
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|For The King (Curve Digital)||-40%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Rogue Aces (Curve Digital)||-84%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Velocity2X (Curve Digital)||-65%||Mon 21st Oct|
|FRAMED Collection (Fellow Traveller)||-50%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Kingdom Two Crowns (Raw Fury)||-30%||Thu 17th Oct|
|GoNNER (Raw Fury)||-70%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Urban Trial Playground (Tate Multimedia)||-80%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Just Dance 2019 (Ubisoft)||-67%||Wed 16th Oct|
|South Park: The Fractured but Whole (Ubisoft)||-67%||Wed 16th Oct|
|RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION (Ubisoft)||-70%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Deluxe edition (Ubisoft)||-70%||Wed 16th Oct|
|South Park : The Stick of Truth (Ubisoft)||-55%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Child of Light Ultimate Edition (Ubisoft)||-55%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Valiant Hearts: The Great War® (Ubisoft)||-55%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Assassin's Creed III Remastered (Ubisoft)||-40%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)||-50%||Wed 16th Oct|
|OlliOlli: Switch Stance (Gambitious)||-30%||Fri 18th Oct|
|Semblance (Gambitious)||-50%||Fri 18th Oct|
|Blazing Beaks (QubicGames)||-50%||Wed 30th Oct|
|Mutant Mudds Collection (Atooi)||-90%||Fri 1st Nov|
|Binaries (Ant Workshop)||-90%||Sun 27th Oct|
|Manual Samuel (Curve Digital)||-70%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Serial Cleaner (Curve Digital)||-60%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Beholder: Complete Edition (Curve Digital)||-60%||Mon 21st Oct|
|When Ski Lifts Go Wrong (Curve Digital)||-50%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Motorsport Manager for Nintendo Switch (Curve Digital)||-33%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Bomber Crew (Curve Digital)||-65%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Snake Pass (Curve Digital)||-65%||Mon 21st Oct|
|The Swindle (Curve Digital)||-65%||Mon 21st Oct|
|The Flame In The Flood: Complete Edition (Curve Digital)||-65%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Chicken Range (Funbox Media)||-94%||Sun 20th Oct|
|Crash Dummy (Funbox Media)||-95%||Sun 20th Oct|
|POOL (Sabec)||-80%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Feral Fury (Skandivania)||-87%||Mon 21st Oct|
|Ultra Space Battle Brawl (Toge Productions)||-90%||Mon 14th Oct|
|Soap Dodgem (Zsolt Fabian)||-50%||Mon 28th Oct|
|Battery Jam (Halseo)||-90%||Wed 16th Oct|
|DayD: Through Time (8Floor Games)||-40%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Undead Horde (10tons)||-25%||Wed 16th Oct|
|10 Second Run RETURNS (BLUE PRINT)||-10%||Tue 5th Nov|
|Lyrica (COSEN)||-20%||Wed 23rd Oct|
|Spheroids (Eclipse Games)||-85%||Mon 28th Oct|
|The Church in the Darkness (Fellow Traveller)||-30%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Super Mutant Alien Assault (Fellow Traveller)||-50%||Thu 24th Oct|
|The Stillness of the Wind (Fellow Traveller)||-40%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Think of the Children (Fellow Traveller)||-80%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron (HandyGames)||-33%||Wed 23rd Oct|
|Hyperforma (HeroCraft)||-10%||Mon 14th Oct|
|Season Match 2 (Joindots)||-50%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Tales of the Orient - The Rising Sun (Joindots)||-50%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Secrets of Magic - The Book of Spells (Joindots)||-50%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Season Match HD (Joindots)||-50%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Maria The Witch (Na/p/s/ Team)||-50%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Lines Infinite (Nestor Yavorskyy)||-50%||Tue 29th Oct|
|Bard's Gold - Nintendo Switch Edition (Pixel Lantern)||-70%||Thu 31st Oct|
|SMASHING THE BATTLE (PLATINUMROCKET)||-10%||Wed 23rd Oct|
|Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 (RAINYFROG)||-50%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women (RAINYFROG)||-50%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Animated Jigsaws: Wild Animals (RAINYFROG)||-50%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Star Ghost (RAINYFROG)||-50%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Bad North (Raw Fury)||-30%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Out There: Ω The Alliance (Raw Fury)||-30%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Uurnog Uurnlimited (Raw Fury)||-70%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Kingdom New Lands (Raw Fury)||-70%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Dandara (Raw Fury)||-70%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Our Flick Erasers (SAT-BOX)||-20%||Tue 5th Nov|
|Desktop Soccer (SAT-BOX)||-20%||Tue 5th Nov|
|Voxel Shot for Nintendo Switch (SAT-BOX)||-30%||Tue 5th Nov|
|Space Lift Danger Panic! (SPRINGLOADED)||-75%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Nuclien (SPRINGLOADED)||-50%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Hiragana Pixel Party (SPRINGLOADED)||-35%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Ultra Hyperball (SPRINGLOADED)||-35%||Thu 17th Oct|
|The Legend of Evil (SPRINGLOADED)||-20%||Thu 17th Oct|
|Vektor Wars (Super Icon)||-90%||Thu 31st Oct|
|Urban Trial Playground Deluxe Edition (Tate Multimedia)||-80%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Legendary Fishing (Ubisoft)||-60%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Sports Party (Ubisoft)||-63%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Monopoly for Nintendo Switch (Ubisoft)||-63%||Wed 16th Oct|
|RISK: The Game of Global Domination (Ubisoft)||-55%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Trivial Pursuit Live! (Ubisoft)||-55%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Gold Edition (Ubisoft)||-55%||Wed 16th Oct|
|UNO (Ubisoft)||-50%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Hungry Shark World (Ubisoft)||-50%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Standard Edition (Ubisoft)||-75%||Wed 16th Oct|
|South Park : The Fractured But Whole – Gold Edition (Ubisoft)||-63%||Wed 16th Oct|
|Semispheres (Vivid Helix)||-70%||Thu 17th Oct|
|The Shapeshifting Detective (Wales Interactive)||-40%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Mushroom Wars 2 (Zillion Whales)||-50%||Thu 24th Oct|
|Moto Rush GT (Baltoro Games)||-30%||Sun 10th Nov|
|Halloween Pinball (EnjoyUp Games)||-34%||Fri 8th Nov|
|Pirates Pinball (EnjoyUp Games)||-34%||Fri 8th Nov|
|UNI (Game Museum)||-80%||Fri 25th Oct|
|Green Game: TimeSwapper (iFun4all)||-66%||Thu 31st Oct|
|Red Game Without a Great Name (iFun4all)||-66%||Thu 31st Oct|
|Akane (QubicGames)||-60%||Thu 7th Nov|
|Wreckin' Ball Adventure (QubicGames)||-50%||Wed 30th Oct|
|#RaceDieRun (QubicGames)||-50%||Wed 30th Oct|
|Mini Trains (QubicGames)||-50%||Wed 30th Oct|
|Caterpillar Royale (STARSIGN)||-60%||Thu 7th Nov|
|BINGO for Nintendo Switch (STARSIGN)||-60%||Thu 7th Nov|
|Ping Pong Trick Shot EVOLUTION (STARSIGN)||-60%||Thu 7th Nov|
|Super Ping Pong Trick Shot (STARSIGN)||-60%||Thu 7th Nov|
|Animal Hunter Z (STARSIGN)||-60%||Thu 7th Nov|
|Castle of Heart (7Levels)||-90%||Sun 3rd Nov|
|Soccer Slammers (Atooi)||-90%||Fri 1st Nov|
|Xeodrifter (Atooi)||-90%||Fri 1st Nov|
|Warlocks 2: God Slayers (QubicGames)||-66%||Wed 30th Oct|
|Fimbul (EuroVideo Medien)||-|
|Gunhouse (Other Ocean Group)||-|
DLC / Add-On Content
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! - UNDERTALE Pack (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair - Trowzer's Top Tonic Pack (Team17)
- Asphalt 9: Legends Starting Racer Pack (Gameloft)
- Monochrome Order - Sword of Transcendence (KEMCO)
- Monochrome Order - Fountain of Glory (KEMCO)
- Monochrome Order - Eye of Truth (KEMCO)
- Monochrome Order - Chain of Destiny (KEMCO)
- Monochrome Order - Source of Vitality (KEMCO)
- Monochrome Order - Infinity Ring (KEMCO)
- GRIP: Garage Bundle Pack 3 (Wired Productions)
- Pic-a-Pix Pieces: 15x15 Pieces Pack 10 (Lightwood Games)
- Pic-a-Pix Pieces: 20x20 Pieces Pack 10 (Lightwood Games)
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! - Detective Conan Pack (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
- WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom: Halloween Costume Set (althi)
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Starlink Digital Collection Pack 2 (Ubisoft)
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure (Ubisoft)
- Mario + Rabbids® Kingdom Battle : Season Pass (Ubisoft)
- South Park: The Fractured but Whole - Season Pass (Ubisoft)
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!
Does anyone know where to buy the Doraemon retail edition? I can only find it on Coolshop UK but there's a dodgy look to that shop...
Physical of Spirit Hunter: NG, Trine Ultimate Collection and The Witcher 3. Maybe download one or two of the smaller eShop games but not sure yet.
@Jolt I do not think political propaganda is acceptable on the site.
Also why not boycott all companies that make their products in China as well since it too support the country?
Btw The Wither 3 will be played on the 15!!!!!!
@Zuljaras Because not all companies censor their customers, duh. Go read a book.
Very funny week for Blizzard to release a game
Man I am just so happy to see all of these games coming out! I have been training nonstop for my first smash tournament on veteran battle arenas. Once I finish the tournament you can bet that I'll be all over Yooka laylee
@RazumikhinPG I thought it is against the Blizzard End User License Agreement to make political statement on their platform.
Correct me if I am wrong but isn't that what the banned player did?
@Zuljaras I think you're missing the point of what I said, dummy.
@RazumikhinPG I didn't miss it
I know about the situation. But I do not think that a gaming site should cover political statements about individuals and tolerate boycotts. I don't even play Overwatch but I think that there are other places to "make a difference!".
There are better platforms for human rights. Let's not discuss world political problems in a article about upcoming games
I've got Reventure...fun for the price.
Yooka Laylee has arrived today.
Will probably grab Witcher 3, I got it free for PS4 but I havent switched that thing on since Spider-Man and I'd like to play that on the way to work and durinh lunch.
I better buy two copies especially if it supports, indirectly or not, the Chinese government.
@bluemage1989 ideally buy enough copies to make you go bankrupt.
Don't mix politics and games. It never worked before, and it surely doesn't work now.
Nothing! Only games on sale, a lot of them, actually.
Glad to see that there's a demo for Doraemon Story of Seasons. I've never played a Harvest Moon/SoS game (I already have Animal Crossing and Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists for similar experiences), but Doraemon is adorable and I'd like to give it a go.
Would download the Doraemon demo but it seems there isn't one.
So far of what i seen Overwatch has really been looking good for switch it looks pretty good and it plays well to so probably picking it up i don't care for people saying why we don't need overwatch on switch well maybe we do.
@Zuljaras (being as vague as possible so as not to discuss the p word) but you may want to read up on that user agreement, based on your comments I don't think you're picking up whats happening here. Not as simple as you stated. A bit shifty all in all.
FINALLY LEGEND OF KAGE~~~
@TenguKing so many people are unaware of what's happening so I can't assume their views like that. Blizzard is the one that needs to be better here, however, the Chinese market is too big for them to risk because money > morals unfortunately and it sucks
I know we used to complain about ports but when we are talking about the quality of Witcher 3 and Overwatch how can we complain anymore!
That being said it is Yooka Laylee I am most excited for.
All about BDSM this week
I lost count of how many Switch games i bought last week, but some were from this list.
Also Vektor Wars is 90% off already. A praised vektor shooter.
@Jolt Your comment is just unacceptable and irrelevant no matter what excuses you may have.
@Jolt Unfortunately by boycotting Blizzard I fear it will only end up hurting the hundreds of staff who worked hard making and maintaining Overwatch. The top brass will not be affected at all by any slight loss of sales. I'm not saying what they have done is correct but I think there are better ways of protesting.
@Zuljaras Nintendo isn't actively censoring people who are in support of Hong Kong. Nintendo didn't apologize to China directly. Yes, so much of what we use on a daily basis is made in China, that's inescapable but what Blizzard is doing is straight up scummy
@Cosats What comment are you talking about?
@Ooccoo_Jr Well that's too bad, but a lot of people have quit their jobs because they don't agree with the top brass. No one should be worried about hurting a corporation if ultimately they are not bringing anything good for the society, no matter how many jobs it may affect.
@TenguKing Really?! Because I want to play Overwatch I’m supporting the Chinese government? How about I just want to play a fun game and pretty much all game companies are corrupt and have agendas. How about you get off your high horse.
@Ooccoo_Jr Perhaps but from here, there's not much I can do. However, if we all make our voices heard, something is bound to change. Blizzard can only ignore us for so long as their active players drop, and as more and more people scream louder. They have enough money and support even to make sure their staff are fine. But making a dent is never a good thing for any company like that
@RazumikhinPG I think Blizzard have brought a lot of good to society. Their games are extremely popular and have a fantastic ability to bring people together. Look at esports, Blizzcon etc. But yes, the way they have handled this was a mistake, no doubt about it. The lack of a response or apology is also problematic.
@Jolt I'm not sure what the answer is to be honest but I would rather see people pushing Blizzard to change their philosophy rather than trying to punish them by reducing their sales. Instead of boycotting the games we should continue playing but do so whilst making the political points we want to. Imagine if instead of boycotting Overwatch gamers turned it into a symbol of Hong Kong independence instead? Just like all those Mei memes. That would be far more powerful.
Resi 5 - "One of the most popular Resident Evil titles can now be played on the go." Technically this is true but Resi 4 came out weeks ago!
Just curious, do you think Blizzard would have banned him if he was politically vocal about being pro-China?
Especially since according to the Chinese side of Blizzard, Blitzchung was banned "to defend the pride of the country (China)".
@Ooccoo_Jr oh for sure, it's just hard when Blizzard keeps shutting everyone down. At this point, getting sales down is part of getting them to change their philosophy because they can't keep ignoring us and shutting us down when it's negatively affecting their business
Farming Simulator 20 file size does worry me (under 900 mb) while Farming Simulator on Switch is 2,7gb.
20 is based on 19 on other systems and the first one on the Switch is based on 17 on other systems, I know compression exists but if 19 has more content and is larger than 17 on all platforms then I worry about the graphical hit of 20 on the Switch (first game does look good btw)
I wanted to pre-order it but now I'll wait.
For the rest busy week, Witcher 3 and Taiko DLC for me then, need to take care of my wallet too because especially this week has A LOT of game I did want.
@Toy_Link almost 100% sure they would not do anything then, even if he was anti HK I'm sure Blizzard would not care, which is a shame I like Blizzard a lot but this political game of them gives me a nasty aftertaste.
I GOT A SWITCH 2 HD PLUS!!!!
Not really but i got glasses and it amounts to the same thing. It happened so slowly it took a while to sink in.
@Toy_Link I don't know. I hope so.
To use a gaming platform to put your political statements is wrong.
Also this law that China wants isnt it about extradition of criminals? I mean a criminal wont be able to hide in HK?
Or I am very mistaken in the translation of the law?
@Jolt I think it's the negative press and reactions online that will really end up being more effective. They were trying to avoid a backlash from China and all they have done is create more and more publicity in Hong Kong's favour. Their China audience must be fuming!
In any case Blizzcon is in a couple of weeks. That's going to be a lot of fun if they haven't fixed this mess by then!
@Zuljaras I think the fear is in how the law will be applied. For example if China views a political activist or anyone who speaks ill of the Communist Party as a 'criminal' then they could be bundled off in the night without fair trial.
Also I think this law was probably the proverbial last straw and that there is plenty of other things the protesters are unhappy about.
@Jolt i hope you can also equally respect the views of people such as myself who admire and support China's stance and wish the Hong Kong police the best of luck in standing up to these protests.
@Ooccoo_Jr true, but I guess it's all part of it in the end. Blizzcon is going to be verrryyy interesting though
@Jolt Not sure comments here are the best place to keep a discussion going, but I think Blizzard has a right to want to avoid political statements being made through its platforms. The scale of the punishment was draconian, and nigh-on indefensible, but the concept of preferring to stay apolitical is endemic to multiple, if not all, other entertainment spheres. Look at the NFL's (outrageous) treatment of Colin Kaepernick; the Premier League footballer Robbie Fowler getting fined for supporting a dockers' strike (showing my age here) - Blizzard is hardly alone in punishing those who express political views in a sporting context.
Trouble is, trying to take an apolitical stance is all too easily viewed as taking a political stance for the opposite position. I don't necessarily think that's the case - even when a market of over a billion people is involved. Yes, it's cowardly. Yes, there is an element of avarice involved. But it does not mean that the company, in this case Blizzard, in other cases the NFL or Uefa, actually supports the contrary position.
@Krull I do understand your point of view and I would agree with it, if it were not for the fact Blizzard's punishments are ridiculously unfair, along with the fact they apologised directly to China too. If they simply wanted to remain neutral, they wouldn't have handled it like they did
@Zuljaras the topic is very news worthy for the industry, especially as more gaming companies—even Nintendo—start to develop to the overtly censored Chinese market
@Krull isn't that why, say, TV channels for example, sometimes add disclaimers saying "the views presented in this program do not represent the station's views"?
@Jolt you're welcome to lead by example and get rid of your own Switch entirely, seeing as Nintendo has a distribution deal with Tencent in China.
@RazumikhinPG Generally speaking, TV channels know what's coming, and can put up the disclaimers accordingly. Also, they're a mature media format, equipped to act as forum for free speech, and can handle these things better. Despite all that, you still get sports announcers apologising profusely to puritan viewers when a streaker runs onto the pitch and the camera doesn't look away in time. Or when someone swears on a live broadcast before the watershed.
Blizzard basically panicked, didn't know how to handle it - and massively overreacted to an embarrassing degree. I still think it was more to avoid the taint of politics than to support Chinese dominion of Hong Kong, though. Hopefully, the backlash should help esports platforms take a more mature approach the next time a political statement is made via their media.
That said, @Jolt - I didn't know Blizzard had apologised to China. They really are lily-livered.
@Zuljaras you are mistaken about the law. The original issue was somebody arrested in Hong Kong would be taken to mainland China to be tried, rather than being tried in Hong Kong where the crime took place. With mainland China having different & much stricter laws, this could mean a misdemeanor turning into a death sentence. It has since grown into a fight about freedom & democracy. Since Hong Kong is essentially its own autonomous democratic country, they don't feel like they should be governed by communist rule.
@Jolt Good job, got to it before I could.
@XBontendo Nice. Thank you. I thought that if someone from HK commit a crime somewhere and go back to HK could not be taken to trial in the other country.
However still if China want something China will get it.
All countries support China by making their products there just because it is cheap. If they valued lives more than money they would not do that
@Zuljaras You're 100% spot on about those last two points. :/
Too much on my plate at mo......links awakening, ghostbusters, sniper 3.....fire emblem next house playthough.
And still need to buy dragon quest 11s
@Jolt I was going to say the same thing! I was on the fence about buying it .. until this week. Free HK!
I can't wait to play Overwatch. The developers have worked hard on the Switch version and deserve to be supported!
Back on message, great week for releases. Best since, er, September 27.
The Witcher 3 on physical for me, some time before the new year, after I've polished off Fire Emblem Three Houses and Astral Chain. Yooka-Laylee - which looks fabulous - and Alliance Alive HD will go on the watchlist.
I wasn't going to get Overwatch anyway!
Remember kids - You have the right to think for yourself! Buy Overwatch if you want. We've been supporting companies with heinous atrocities and greedy monopolies for decades, so why stop now?
Nothing good. Will just keep playing Dragon Quest 11 and homebrew stuff
@Kal_ how you guys can say stuff like this while practically going ballistic when ppl pirate stuff is hilarious. I mean if bad stuff gonna keep happening and pirates gonna keep pirating than full anarchy, steal these if you can!
I pre-ordered and already tried A Winter's Daydream.
It has the worst saving system I've ever seen in a visual novel - as in, it doesn't have any...
It also doesn't have voices.
Of course, the latter is understandable at that low price point.
So far, it doesn't have choices or branches, either.
Apart from that, it's quite enjoyable and I really like some of the background music.
I bought many worse games for 5 euros.
@sanderev There's nothing wrong with putting politics in games, but it has to be done well. Corporate virtue signalling is terrible.
Claiming that all games (or even all forms of art) are inherently political is just plain wrong. Not in "you shouldn't do this" sense, but in "factually incorrect" sense.
@Ooccoo_Jr Activision Blizzard does plenty of its own hurting of staff. Did you forget the mass layoffs from beginning of the year already?
Also, the employees themselves are protesting this too.
@RazumikhinPG Did you find out? Because I want to know if it's available physically as well.
@Manah I looked it up and, technically, they're right. But the demo is only available in the Japanese eShop and that's been around for quite a few months apparently. Unfortunately, that demo doesn't have any language options available.
I'm already planning to buy this game, but I would have still liked it if the western release had a demo of their own.
So, NintendoLife is censoring comments on Hong Kong also? The top comment from @Jolt has been deleted.
What is going on? China owns everyone?
Really pleased about the RE demos.
I seem to be one of the few that really liked RE5.
Now I can find out if it's playable one handed on the Switch.
@Krull yeah, they're not handling this well at all
Yeah, I downloaded that when it came out. No point mentioning it in an October update for Europe then
You bet I am not buying overwatch anymore.
@SmaggTheSmug If you use politics as a part of your game it's usually "okay" but you will alienate people. For instance, I refuse to play games that force SJW decisions on the player.
But to not play a game because of political choices of it's developer is usually not wise. Except, ofcourse, if it would affect you in a negative way.
When is Doraemon Story of Seasons actually coming out? I can't find pre-order for the physical version anywhere.
@DWWM well I've tried to buy it from coolshop a few dozen times and they wouldn't accept my card. Can't find anywhere else I think I'll end up buying digital...
@ROBLOGNICK Bandai Namco UK responded to someone's tweet asking the same question and they confirmed that the UK is digital-only
@RazumikhinPG Turns out it's digital only for the UK. Amazon Germany have it and I've used them before to buy Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on Switch.
@DWWM do you think it'll have EN option?
@RazumikhinPG Couldn’t say for certain but I’d imagine so. Will look into this myself. I’m assuming Coolshop have European stock.
@Manah Funny thing about that actually. An English demo for the US version was released just now (it wasn't there when I checked earlier today). I have no idea if the EU eShop has also gone ahead and added one too, but it's certainly worth taking a look.
EU got one too now, I actually came here to comment after I found a video of it on Youtube I miss the good old times when the eShop just updated once a week.
@DWWM Oh joy! The retail edition is available in Portugal (where I'm from). Just ordered it It's also available in Spain. I guess mainly it's available in countries where they broadcast(ed) the show on TV.
@RazumikhinPG Just wish there were reviews as well. It looks great but it seems to have gone under the radar. Even Bandai Namco’s UK Twitter has now tweeted to clarify there’s no UK physical version because people kept asking! They haven’t handled the rollout of its release very well.
@DWWM that's normal, no one knows Doraemon in the UK.
Meanwhile, the famitsu score was "8/9/8/9 [34/40]", which I guess could be worse. Seems like it was the highest score that week.
Looks like the question of where to order Doraemon physical has already been asked XD
@RazumikhinPG Coolshop have sold out now Was wary as it seemed odd they were the only UK stockist and they have a cloudy reputation (not sure if deserved or not).
Guess I’ll have to go with either Amazon Spain or Germany. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it... will probably wait a bit longer now. I still have Rune Factory 4 on 3DS that I’ve never played
@DWWM yeah coolshop just told me this:
"Please note that following EU regulations we are not allowed to sell fake, not 100% original and authentic products, therefore it is not possible to cause failed payment."
After I told them Bandai Namco told me there's no UK physical edition and after my card payment failed 20 times.
I just replied them I bought the game from another seller with the exact same card lol
@RazumikhinPG That statement makes no sense whatsoever
Why would selling a fake product result in a failed payment? I’m sure they would have just sold the European version, anyway, which isn’t illegal I don’t think.
Damn you Bandai Namco. I’m a simple boy. I just want my niche farm game :3
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