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 eShop - New Releases
A Fold Apart (£16.99 / €17.99) - Lightning Rod Games presents A Fold Apart: an award-winning puzzle game that explores the emotional rollercoaster of a long-distance relationship — in a world of folding paper!
Arcade Archives PLUS ALPHA (£6.29 / €6.99) - PLUS ALPHA is a shooting game released by JALECO in 1989. To rescue the 7 kingdoms from tyranny, the warrior girls SELIA and RUMY set out in their fighter ships. Each of the 3 types of fighter ships has their own unique attacks, so you can switch between them as you battle in style.
Billion Road (Acttil, 16th Apr, £28.79 / €31.99) - The core objective in Billion Road is pretty straightforward—travel all across Japan and earn more money than anyone else. You earn money by landing on property squares with investment opportunities, like a sushi restaurant in Ginza or an animation goods store in Akihabara. After you invest, you’ll have to wait until March rolls around for those investments to pay off.
Blind Men (£4.99 / €4.99) - As the nephew of a retired super villain, there's nothing Keegan wants more than to become one himself — and what better way than to join the League of Evil? All he needs to do is commit a crime to complete his application. Unfortunately, Keegan soon finds himself in more trouble than he could have ever imagined when his plans are interrupted by a couple of spies from opposing agencies. Pick choices that drastically change the story. Will Keegan’s plans be thwarted or allow him to be successful?
Boot Hill Bounties (Experimental Gamer Studios, 14th Apr, £12.19 / €13.49) - Boot Hill Bounties is the second game in a series that sees Kid and his companions journey deeper into the darkest corners of the Wild West and come face to face with the evil Creed Little, Stampede Sally, Tuco Delgado, Scorpion Saint and Burning Crow. An epic Wild West adventure packed with excitement, intrigue, terror and the occasional dose of humour.
CAN ANDROIDS PRAY: BLUE (Apriori Digital, 16th Apr, £5.21 / €5.75) - A short story worthy of Bradbury and Asimov; with a sharp script, beautifully bleak visuals, and a soundtrack that ties it all together. Play this game. God or not, death provides a warm blanket for us to fall asleep under. It doesn’t matter if androids can pray, as their reward will be the same as ours: leaving behind the turmoil of our world for the long sleep.
Doubles Hard (Ultimate Games, 15th Apr, £4.04 / €4.49) - Doubles Hard is a unique puzzle game taking place in a three-dimensional arena. The player's task is to collect diamonds while avoiding boulders falling from above and other elements. You also need to run from opponents, which makes difficult for the player to pass through the game stages. There are several different types of blocks in the game that make up the board.
Finding Teddy 2 : Definitive Edition (Storybird, 16th Apr, £8.99) - A little girl enters a portal to a world of fantasy called Exidus attempting to save her favourite plush friend… In Exidus, King Tarant rules over his kingdom with the love of his subjects. But this harmony creates envy and hatred among the most malicious subjects. Anguis the Magician decides to usurp the throne and takes control of the land. To prevent all creatures from escaping Exidus, Anguis the Magician seals the gates and hides the four crystal eggs spreading them all over the kingdom.
Freakout: Calamity TV Show (£8 / €8.99) - Freakout: Calamity TV Show is a juicy Top-Down-Dual-Stick-Shooter inspired by old school arcade games and more recent Die & Retry shooters. In a disturbed dystopia filled with mutants and killing machines, you’re the star of a reality show which might get a bit too real. Fight your way through the deadly enemy waves, join the revolution, and try to take down the evil Fizzy Corp.
Galaxy Warfighter (JoyBits, 16th Apr, £6.29 / €6.99) - Taking its roots from the classic games in the shoot'em up genre, «Galaxy Warfighter» conveys the old ideas in a new way. Piloting your fighter ship, you have to fight hordes of enemies with unpredictable strategies and attack schemes. Well, and if you think that the usual enemies are too easy, Galaxy Warfighter will put you face to face with the ruthless bosses. You should not underestimate them. The game will continue to increase in difficulty.
Hyper Jam (£11.46 / €12.74) - Hyper Jam is a fresh new arena brawler with a dynamic perk drafting system that makes each match different from the last. The hard-hitting fusion of lethal weapons, stackable perks, furious combat, and a killer synthwave soundtrack makes Hyper Jam a multiplayer experience that'll keep you coming back for more. Hyper Jam features fast-paced multiplayer arena gameplay for 1 - 4 players. Annihilate your opponents round after round using katanas, rocket launchers, sledgehammers, and more.
Kawaii Deathu Desu (eastasiasoft, 16th Apr, £3.59 / €3.99) - In Kawaii Deathu Desu, supernatural beings find themselves incarnated as cute Japanese idols! Halfway between cute and terrifying, these hellish idols start a competition that spans the world with a singular goal; to decide who can claim the throne of the underworld. What type of competition will this be, however? As beings of the underworld, the next to inherit the throne will be determined by whoever can collect the most souls from faithful followers.
Later Daters (Bloom Digital, 16th Apr, £5.56 / €6.14) - You’re the newest resident at Ye OLDE retirement community, where you’ll meet a cast of sexy seniors who are all dying (not literally) to meet you. It’s a lot like summer camp, but with orthopedic shoes, bridge clubs, and more jell-o. It’s an adjustment as you settle in, but who knows: maybe these will turn out to be the best years of your life!
Lost Artifacts: Golden Island (8Floor Games, 16th Apr, £7.89 / €8.79) - Claire and her team are in trouble again. Their airplane flew into a terrible storm and crashed on an uninhabited island in the middle of the ocean. When they woke up, our heroes went out in search of help. After wandering a while, Claire found a village of atlanteans and offered to help them get their homeland back, and to teach the wicked ruler of the underwater world a lesson.
Path of Giants (Journey Bound Games, 14th Apr, £6.19 / €7.39) - Guide three explorers; Bern, Matchi and Totch on their quest for a lost treasure through icy caverns and snow-covered cliffs. Swap between the explorers as you use their teamwork to help solve the puzzles. Experience a calming atmospheric game with over 80 puzzles split into beautifully handcrafted levels. Control three adorable characters, use their teamwork, leave no one behind, and hopefully find some gold!
Renegade (ARC SYSTEM WORKS, 16th Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - Introduction Be the one to make all these lawless street gangs bite the dust! To preserve peace in the city, Mr. K. takes a stand against the street gangs! The amazing action game is back to life and you wouldn't believe this is 8-bit action. System Suspend Save/LoadScreen Mode(Size, Scanline)Sound SettingsControl Manual *Only the original graphics version is available in this edition. The quality-up graphics version is not included in this edition.
River City Ransom (ARC SYSTEM WORKS, 16th Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - Introduction Play as Alex and Ryan and cross River City to fight street gangs and save your girlfriend from the hands of a bad guy named "Slick". Improve your fighting experience by powering-up your characters in River City's shops, picking-up items for bonuses and using the trash bins and pipes you will find in its streets.
Rover Wars (£5.39 / €5.99) - If you are up for a casual yet spicy cocktail of action and strategy, but not planning to spend hours learning how to play, then Rover Wars might just be your thing. You jump straight into the action with your little Rover to start building factories and hurting enemy units. The tactics in the game are in the resource management, and the placement and type of factories.
Save Your Nuts (Triple Scale Games, 16th Apr, £11.39 / €12.49) - Crafty squirrels organise a tournament to challenge other animals in a physics-based competition for the ages. Make daring plays alongside your teammates, grab food power-ups, and tackle your opponents to steal their nuts in this wild multiplayer-focused party game!
Sniper (Sabec, 16th Apr, £8.09 / €8.99) - Grab your sniper rifle and your silenced pistol and kill all the invading soldiers on the island! Sniper is a tactical first-person shooter game where the goal of the game is to kill all the invading soldiers without been seen and killed, so being stealthy is crucial to succeed. Are you skilled enough to kill all the invading soldiers with a limited amount time and ammunition to complete each wave and as you progress through the game the waves will get harder and harder and with a limited amount of ammo you will need to use it wisely, however at the start of every wave you are given bonus ammo.
Super Pixel Racers (H2 INTERACTIVE, 16th Apr, £11.69 / €12.99) - The game lets you hop straight into the driver’s seat, but advanced features let players customise their racing experience even further. Your winnings let you purchase new cars of individual driving quality and upgrade schemes, from a pixelated F500 to your very own 16-bit Lancer Evolution. As the game progresses, find out which car suits the different disciplines and yourself best.
The Casebook of Arkady Smith (Wobbly Tooth, 16th Apr, £6.99 / €7.99) - An open-world investigation game set in a futuristic city. Take on the role of Arkady Smith, the famous investigator. Explore the vast city, search for hidden clues, solve fiendish puzzles and speak to elusive suspects. Can you uncover the mystery of each crime?
Theme Park Simulator (£12.99 / €14.99) - Do you like Theme Parks? Enjoy with a 100% pure simulator experience. Discover a world of fun with Theme Park Simulator and enjoy our incredible simulators. There are different simulators: - Bumper cars - Inverter - La Olla Tagada - Wild Mouse Roller Coaster - Techno Jump - Twister - Kamikaze - Tokaido Rollercoaster - Viking ship - Kamikaze - Love Express. Also, play with passengers! Enjoy now with Theme Park Simulator!
ZHED (GroundControlStudios, 16th Apr, £2.69 / €2.99) - ZHED is an instant classic puzzle game. Based on a simple mechanic it builds onto increasingly complex puzzles that challenge you to a level you would not imagine. No timers, no clocks, no stars and no tricks, just pure puzzles for you to enjoy. It's the perfect brain-teaser that lets you train focus, concentration and memory. How to Play ZHED? Tap a square and select a direction (upwards, downwards, to the left and to the right).
Switch eShop - Demos
PICROSS S4 Trial Version (JUPITER)
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|HoPiKo (Merge Games)||-80%||Sun 26th Apr|
|Golf Peaks (7Levels)||-50%||Fri 15th May|
|Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition (Gun Media)||-50%||Wed 29th Apr|
|Hyper Sentinel (Huey Games)||-83%||Sun 19th Apr|
|Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition (HandyGames)||-79%||Thu 23rd Apr|
|Gunman Clive HD Collection (Hörberg Productions)||-50%||Thu 30th Apr|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (Jackbox Games)||-30%||Thu 30th Apr|
|Rocket League® (Psyonix)||-50%||Mon 20th Apr|
|World of Goo (Tomorrow Corporation)||-50%||Wed 22nd Apr|
|RIVE: Ultimate Edition (Two Tribes Publishing)||-90%||Sun 17th May|
|Toki Tori 2+: Nintendo Switch Edition (Two Tribes Publishing)||-90%||Sun 17th May|
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch with new DLC this week:
- Link-a-Pix Deluxe
- ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4
- Soul Searching
- WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom
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!
At that sale price you should absolutely check out RIVE, it's one of Two Tribes finest games.
You'd think Nintendo would bring out the heavy guns during the lockdown, alas we have another unremarkable week.
I guess pixcle adventure was removed because of picross 4?
River city ransom is a great fit for Switch, fun little co op romp. I always had a soft spot for Renegade as well but my ageing reflexes simply can no longer keep up, back in the 90s I could complete that game five times in a row until being beaten, now I barely make it past the first subway level. Depressing as hell.
I don't see Rive for that price on the eshop?
@VN1X If it is a discount that starts today then it won't show up until about 5pm BST.
Anyone know if Giana Sisters is worth it for £5?
Toki Tori 2+: Nintendo Switch Edition is 10% off. Not 90%.
@Ventilator I was wondering about that! Toki Tori 2+ is an exceptional puzzle game - right up there with the very best on Switch. Never really played anything else quite like it.
I've been somewhat curious about Billion Road but not sure that I'm prepared to try it out for that price, even with the launch discount.
If there was a demo I wanted, it was Sky Rogue. Just want to see it run and get the feel of flying. Still going to wait for a sale until I buy.
@RupeeClock Yes it's a bargain at that price from the review's I've seen. I'm tempted..
@Krull I bought it on Wii U and Steam, and is still in backlog.
PC version have a level editor too i think.
If it becomes 90% off today, i'm buying it on Switch too.
@RazumikhinPG Their discounts were higher last summer than now and xmas sale.
How come only 2 of the 7 Kunio/Double Dragon titles are listed? I’m sure the oversight is from Nintendo’s press release, not anything NLife have done, but it’s still annoying. At least this week they included the Arcade Archives release, which has similarly been omitted every week for the last couple of months...
@Kiz3000 Yeah Giana Sisters is great! Buy it!
Apparantly Piczle Cross Adventure is released to today. It's a picross RPG.
Defo going too pick up RIVE for the price. Other then that nothing else interests me.
Plus Alpha is the only game I'm interested in this week. It's a "cute em up" like the Twinbee games, but without having separate air and ground attacks. Not a bad shooter from what little I've played so far.
Is Rive or Toki Tori on sale yet?
Will pick up Rive at that price.
I just noticed GLOC is shown on eShop for 30/04 release. That leaves just 2 more Ages games, with nothing else announced
@Coach_A No sale yet....???
@Woodyshoe These articles would be more useful if they provided a start date.
@Coach_A finally on sale now
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