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!
Please note: Unfortunately, it seems that Nintendo has changed how it distributes its weekly eShop information. Therefore, this week's article is somewhat brief - sorry! We'll see what we can do to start bringing you the full release list again from next week.
Switch Retail - New Releases
Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Aksys Games, 6th Feb, £35.99) - Venture into a reimagined steampunk version of 19th century London. Follow the adventures of the poison-skinned maiden Cardia, the men trying to help her, and the mysterious organization intent on capturing her. Experience a visual novel adventure brimming with literary and historical characters including Victor Frankenstein and Abraham van Helsing. Will Cardia find love, or destroy those she cares for? Her story is in your hands.
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 3 (Milestone, 4th Feb, £53.99) - The only Official Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship videogame is back! Relive the 2019 Supercross season with 100 riders of both 450SX and 250SX categories, 15 official stadiums and tracks and for the first time in the series, you'll be able to join the official teams in the career mode.
Switch eShop - New Releases
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (En Masse Entertainment, 4th Feb, £16.99 / €17.99) - In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, you will lead a fledgeling resistance of Gelfling against their oppressive overlords, the Skeksis, across more than 50 unique turn-based tactics RPG battles. Along the way, you will recruit and customize new allies by assigning them jobs, modifying their abilities, and outfitting them with equipment to ensure victory. With 14 playable characters, including familiar faces from the classic film and the new Netflix Original series, you build your own teams and devise winning strategies to overthrow the rule of the Skeksis and restore light to the Gelfling homeworld of Thra! - Read our The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics review
KUNAI (The Arcade Crew, 6th Feb, £15.29) - A traumatic event has shaken the balance of the world. Human life has been almost wiped out by the evil A.I. Lemonkus. Robots roam free across the earth. You take control of Tabby, a killer robot infused with the soul of an ancient warrior.
The Turing Test (Square Enix Europe LTD, 7th Feb, £15.99) - The Turing Test is a challenging first-person puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You are Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) sent to discover the cause behind the disappearance of the ground crew stationed there. Guided only by the station’s AI, Tom, find your way through the facility and discover what it truly means to be human. - Read our The Turing Test review.
Arc of Alchemist (Idea Factory, 4th Feb, £35.99) - Newly Polished - In the western release, players can now choose from 7 playable characters each specializing in unique weapons, attacks, and abilities!
Four Orbs to Rule Them All - Wielding the Lunagear allows players to combine two of the four elemental orbs (fire, water, wind, earth) to solve puzzles, manipulate environments, and blast any foe. Based Blessings - Construct your base and conquer! Customise Troop Formations, purchase gear, and build facilities to strengthen attacks and learn new abilities.
For a full list of games released this week, please visit Nintendo.
Switch eShop - Demos
SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET TRIAL VERSION Demo (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment) - Packed to the rim with content, the SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Complete Edition includes the main game, three DLC packs, the expansion "Dissonance of the Nexus," and bonus in-game items. Now on the Nintendo Switch! Your choices are heavier and faster than a bullet. Create your own character and log in to Gun Gale Online, a world of guns and steel, where a chance encounter partners you with a rare support AI called ArFA-sys as you both are caught up in a tempestuous story of fate.
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
SAMURAI SHODOWN (Koch Media, pre-order from 4th Feb) - The battle cuts its way into the Nintendo Switch line-up! From its creation in 1993, the Samurai Shodown series has redefined weapon-based fighting games. 11 years after its most recent release comes a brand new addition on the Nintendo Switch! Experience the fighting game that took the world by storm! Peerless warriors duke it out in 1700's Japan! 13 returning characters are joined by 3 completely new to the series. This latest installment takes place one year before the events of the original Samurai Shodown game, where tensions are still hot in the land of the rising sun!
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (Koch Media, pre-order from 6th Feb) - You are the President of the United States of America, and you must save all of us on Earth. The Boss of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States but the Saints are just getting started. After a catastrophic alien invasion of Earth, led by the evil Overlord Zinyak, the Saints have been transported to a bizarro-Steelport simulation. With homies new and old at their side, and an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons, they must fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak’s mental grasp. The Saints have gone from the crackhouse to the Penthouse, to The White House – but now it’s up to you to free the world from Zinyak and his alien empire, saving the world in the wildest open world game ever, playable for the first time on Nintendo Switch.
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|For The King (Curve Digital)||-55%||Mon 10th Feb|
|Human: Fall Flat (Curve Digital)||-50%||Mon 10th Feb|
|Rogue Aces (Curve Digital)||-75%||Mon 10th Feb|
|Snake Pass (Curve Digital)||-70%||Mon 10th Feb|
|Guacamelee! 2 (DrinkBox Studios)||-50%||Sun 9th Feb|
|Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (DrinkBox Studios)||-50%||Sun 9th Feb|
|Severed (Drinkbox Studios)||-50%||Sun 9th Feb|
|AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES (Spike Chunsoft US)||-40%||Mon 10th Feb|
|The Count Lucanor (Merge Games)||-80%||Sun 16th Feb|
|OTTTD: Over The Top Tower Defence (SMG Studio)||-83%||Sun 23rd Feb|
|Super One More Jump (SMG Studio)||-80%||Sun 23rd Feb|
|Velocity®2X (Curve Digital)||-75%||Mon 10th Feb|
|Assassin’s Creed® The Rebel Collection (Ubisoft)||-20%||Mon 24th Feb|
|Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Gold Edition (Ubisoft)||-59%||Mon 24th Feb|
|Just Dance® 2020 (Ubisoft)||-30%||Mon 24th Feb|
|RAYMAN® LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION (Ubisoft)||-75%||Mon 24th Feb|
|South Park: The Fractured but Whole (Ubisoft)||-75%||Mon 24th Feb|
|Child of Light® Ultimate Edition (Ubisoft)||-70%||Mon 24th Feb|
|Valiant Hearts: The Great War® (Ubisoft)||-70%||Mon 24th Feb|
|South Park : The Stick of Truth (Ubisoft)||-63%||Mon 24th Feb|
|Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Activision)||-49%||Fri 21st Feb|
|Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Activision)||-49%||Fri 21st Feb|
|Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Activision)||-39%||Fri 21st Feb|
|Dead Cells (Motion Twin)||-30%||Tue 18th Feb|
For a full list of discounts, please visit the Nintendo website.
- Mortal Kombat 11 - The Joker (WB Games)
- Wargroove - Double Trouble (Chucklefish)
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!