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 eShop - New Releases
Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ (Aksys Games, 23rd Apr, £35.99 / €39.99) - The Romance(s) Continue! – Experience new scenarios taking place after the main story as well as more in-depth looks at events that happened in the shadows of Cardia’s previous adventures. Further your relationships with the charming literary figures of the first game. Choose to deepen the connection with your previous beau, or explore exciting new relationships with gentlemen you bypassed the first time.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 ROAD TO BORUTO (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, £44.99 / €49.99) - The latest game in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series is finally here for Nintendo Switch! It features all DLC, including the latest "NEXT GENERATIONS" DLC Update Pack. Relive the Fourth Great Ninja War that unfolded in Naruto Shippuden, and experience the story of Boruto: Naruto the Movie featuring Naruto's son, Boruto Uzumaki. Plus, choose from 124 ninja—the most in the series! Join in action-packed battles, whenever and wherever you want!
Trials of Mana (£44.99 / €49.99) - A remake of the (previously Japan-only) third entry in the Mana series. When the world was shrouded in darkness, the Goddess of Mana drew forth the Sword of Mana to smite the eight Benevodons, monsters of destruction. She sealed the horrors inside the eight Mana Stones, bringing the realm back from the brink. Weakened from rebuilding the world, the Goddess changed herself into a tree and fell into a deep sleep for many years. - Read our Trials of Mana review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Animal Fun for Toddlers and Kids (winterworks, 23rd Apr, £5.99 / €6.99) - Tap the different animals to interact with them and hear their common sounds or other funny noises. Some animals and little surprises are hidden within the game. Can you find all secrets? The game features FIVE different locations: FarmAntarcticaNorth AmericaAfricaAustralia The game makes use of the touch screen functionality only. So the menu and every scene can be played with touch controls only.
Arcade Archives TUBE PANIC (£6.29 / €6.99) - "TUBE PANIC" is a shooting game released by Nichibutsu in 1984. It is considered to be the first game circuit board to have a 3D rotation function.
A mysterious tube net appears before the command ship Marcus as it cruises through space.
Use 360 turning to battle enemy ships hiding in the depths of each stage, and face off with the mother ship's fleet waiting at the end.
Archaica: The Path Of Light (£13.49 / €14.99) - As the Light Bearer, your quest is to walk the legendary Path of Light and explore an ancient and beautiful world. The light is the key to open the secrets of this mysterious civilization. You have to understand how various devices work to manipulate the lasers and direct them into the right triggers.
Broken Lines (Super.com, 23rd Apr, £22.49 / €24.99) - Broken Lines is a narrative-driven tactics game where a group of soldiers ends up deep behind enemy lines after their plane crashes. In this alternate version of WWII, enemies are both mysterious military units and the soldiers’ own hopes and fears as they confront the mental and physical horrors of war during their struggle to return to friendly territory.
Damaged In Transit (Everook, 23rd Apr, £12.19 / €13.59) - Split your attention in Damaged In Transit! This brain-splitting action-puzzler will leave you cross-eyed! Simultaneously pilot your two drones and help them deliver their precious cargo. Spikes, pitfalls, flamethrowers and enemy robots will threaten your shipment as you trek across 125 levels of desert oases, coal mines, ports, oil rigs, and the core of the Earth! Deftly pilot your drones around the map and use the items you find to open pathways and get those packages delivered safely! Embrace the miracle of automated delivery!
Debtor (£4.99 / €4.99) - Did you just wake up in the afterlife? The only thing you know is that you’re tasked with a strange mission - collect all your debts! Pick all the coins in 30 levels full of riddles, lethal traps, ruthless enemies... and time pressure! Be smart, be fast and make the best use of your hero’s assets: a rock-solid head that can crush blocks and some good ol’ explosives. You also need to take advantage of your environment by pushing and placing boxes in a clever way. Just like in the golden days of gaming, enjoy some nice chiptune music, silly characters and pixel graphics and challenging puzzle-platforming action.
eSports Legend (Coconut Island Games, 23rd Apr, £9.99 / €10.99) - Esports Legend is an Esports club simulator. You are here to make an unknown amateur team world-famous within several seasons! Hundreds of members with unique personalities and skills are waiting for you to recruit! Else than the four major leagues, there are dozens of cups to challenge. Be the winner, win the prize and make your team legendary!
Guard Duty (£9.99 / €9.99) - Tondbert, loyal Guard to the Castle of Wrinklewood has a lot to answer for. Under his watch someone has snuck into the kingdom and kidnapped the princess -- an event that will have consequences well into the future. A thousand years later, humanity is on its last legs before being wiped out by an evil dark force.
Hang The Kings (QUByte Interactive, 23rd Apr, £0.89 / €0.99) - Hang The Kings is a chess-inspired puzzle game. - 100 hand-crafted levels with increasing complexity. - Originally composed music to help you focus and relax while solving the puzzles - A fun chess puzzle available to everyone (even to those who never played chess)
Help Will Come Tomorrow (Klabater, 21st Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - Game focuses on the survival of the characters: meeting their needs, gathering resources, expanding the camp, exploring surroundings. In order to win the player needs to learn the personality of the characters and work out relations between them, mitigating conflicts and taking care of the morale. Manage scarce resources and stay alive in the frosty wilderness of Siberia before help arrives.
ITTA (Armor Games Studios, 22nd Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - ITTA is a bullet-hell adventure set in a world filled with monstrous bosses. When Itta wakes up and finds herself surrounded by her dead family, her only guide is a strange spirit that takes the form of the family cat who gifts her a glowing revolver for protection.
Legends of Amberland: The Forgotten Crown (Pineapple Works, 20th Apr, £16.19 / €17.99) - Nostalgia strikes true with this 90s-inspired, old-school, western RPG dungeon crawler in which you command a party of up to seven characters! Its grid-and-90-degree-rotation-based movement system evokes the classics of the dungeon crawler genre. The game tells many little stories, that help make it's vast, open-world feel very much alive.
Little Busters! Converted Edition (PROTOTYPE, 23rd Apr, £40.49 / €44.99) - Since its humble beginnings as a PC game, the "Little Busters!" visual novel has continued to evolve. In the past decade, we have seen spin-off games and console adaptations, as well as the release of comic, novel, and anime adaptations. It's easy to see why; the underlying theme of friendship in this romantic adventure game has had players hooked from the very start. Now, get ready to laugh and cry your way through the "Little Busters! " story as the game comes to Nintendo Switch!
MetaChampions (Octobox Interactive, 22nd Apr) - MetaChampions is a turn-based strategy game. Experience classic auto battler gameplay on Nintendo Switch! It's the best strategy battler! A strategy is key, but luck also plays a role! Create your elite formation from a roster of 45+ heroes and be the best player in 8 player online matches. [Fast Matches] Matches that last 10-20 minutes are fully packed with multiple strategic decisions and tactical adaptations to the situation on the battlefield.
MotoGP™20 (23rd Apr, £39.99 / €49.99) - Rev up your engines for a new chapter of the MotoGP series! With MotoGP20, experience all the thrills of the more-complete-than-ever Managerial Career mode and decide whether to join a 2020 season team and race together with the official riders or join a totally brand new team. Discover more realistic physics, improved graphics, new 3D models of riders and face scans of official MotoGP™ team managers, plus new animations.
PICROSS S4 (JUPITER, 23rd Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - This is the 4th Picross S Series on the Nintendo Switch! There are brand new puzzles for you to enjoy in all four familiar game modes: Picross, Mega Picross, Color Picross, and Clip Picross. We've also added bonus Extra puzzles which are dedicated for Picross S series veterans! There are two 30x30 large Picross puzzles for you to solve. Link the play data from Picross S, Picross S2, and Picross S3 to unlock an even larger 40x30 Picross puzzle for each series played, up to a maximum of three.
Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope (Yacht Club Games, 20th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - Enjoy the original standalone adventure that launched Shovel Knight on his quest to discover the true meaning of shovel justice. Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope is a sweeping, classic action-adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It’s a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small warrior with a huge quest.
SmileBASIC 4 (SmileBoom, 23rd Apr, £19.99 / €21.99) - (This is the version of "SmileBASIC 4" without Server Tickets. In order to upload your works to the server or unlimited downloading of the published works, you need to purchase Server Tickets in the game. ) This is the programming software, "SmileBASIC 4", that allows you to create and play games with Nintendo Switch!
Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition (Digerati, 23rd Apr, £14.39 / €15.99) - LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Take the helm of your steamship in a Victorian Gothic roleplaying game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death. Find your father’s bones. Determine London’s destiny. Defy the gods of the deep sea. Build up your story across generations of zailors who braved the sea and lost. Real-time combat against ships and Zee-beasts, spider-crewed dreadnoughts and sentient icebergs.
TaniNani (22nd Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - TaniNani is a puzzle game where you move parts of the level around to help the characters find the crystal and each other. Explore a unique puzzle experience in your own pace, test your brain with optional challenges and unlock cute outfits for Tani & Nani.
The Copper Canyon Dixie Dash (Black Dragon Studios, 23rd Apr, £5.99 / €6.69) - Help Dixie Davies get her Dad's western robot theme park back under control. The robots have gone wild! Sheriff Bolts and his deputies have all malfunctioned and taken over. Fight through the town, the canyon and the mines to get to the menacing robot Sheriff and reclaim the park. The deputy robots can be dismantled and destroyed with some swift and well-placed shots from a choice of weapons. Use the special “dash” mode to disarm and destroy the mad robots even quicker! Use the sniper rifle for pinpoint accuracy. Be ready though, for battling that robot Sheriff, he is a really tough one!
Valfaris & Slain Double Pack (Big Sugar, 23rd Apr, £14.39 / €15.99) - Experience two of the most metal games ever made in this gore-drenched double-pack from Big Sugar and developer Steel Mantis. This bundle contains cult hit Slain: Back From Hell, and the critically acclaimed Valfaris. Slain: Back From Hell: A heavy metal inspired arcade combat game with stunning pixel art visuals, challenging old-school gameplay, and a brutal soundtrack. Fight through a Gothic world and face the deadly overlords that reign over each of its cursed realms.
Where Angels Cry (Ocean Media, 23rd Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Strange events are taking place in an isolated medieval monastery, set high in the Alps. Monks are vanishing without a trace, mysterious persons are being sighted running through the dark passages of the monastery in the still of the night, Templars have now been assigned to stand watch and there are even reports that a statue in the centre of the village is crying the tears of blood! A Vatican Cardinal has chosen you to travel to the monastery, undercover, to investigate these bizarre occurrences.
Yumeutsutsu Re:After (DEGICA, 23rd Apr, £44.99 / €49.99) - To answer the requests of the fans, here are five new stories of what happens After. Yumeutsutsu Re:Unification: Follow Ai and Kokoro as they find themselves in charge of the creation of a fan disc for their successful game. This time, Ai is tasked with the SD arts, while Kororo is tasked with the plot!
Yumeutsutsu Re:Master (DEGICA, 23rd Apr, £58.49 / €64.99) - Yumeutsutsu Re:Master is a girls-love adventure game set in a small Japanese game studio. The story is set in the town of Koenji, not far from the imperial capital of Tokyo, where a small game studio called Eureka Soft has set up shop. The heroine Ai, a country girl, joins her sister Kokoro who works there, after receiving a mysterious email from studio head.
3DS eShop - New Releases
War & Romance Visual Novel (£10.79 / €11.99)
Switch eShop - Demos
- CRAYON SHINCHAN The Storm Called FLAMING KASUKABE RUNNER!!
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (SEGA)
- My Secret Pets!
- Save Your Nuts
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns (D3Go)||-50%||Sun 26th Apr|
|Chess Ultra (Ripstone Publishing)||-50%||Mon 4th May|
|IRONCAST (Ripstone Publishing)||-50%||Mon 4th May|
|Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (FDG Entertainment)||-50%||Wed 20th May|
|GALAK-Z: The Void: Deluxe Edition (Golem Entertainment)||-75%||Wed 6th May|
|Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Aksys Games)||-30%||Thu 7th May|
|Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Asteroid Base)||-50%||Thu 30th Apr|
|Hyperlight Ultimate (CatfishBlues Games)||-49%||Thu 14th May|
|WONDER BOY RETURNS REMIX (CFK)||-40%||Wed 13th May|
|Yōdanji (KEMCO)||-50%||Wed 13th May|
|Fate/EXTELLA LINK (Marvelous Europe)||-40%||Wed 6th May|
|Blasphemous (Team17)||-40%||Sun 3rd May|
|Overcooked! 2 (Team17)||-40%||Sun 3rd May|
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (SEGA, pre-order from 20th Apr)
Golf With Your Friends (Team17, pre-order from 21st Apr)
Book of Demons (505 Games, pre-order from 23rd Apr)
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!
Ghostbusters £11.99 and flashback 89p?
@Woodyshoe Yes. 89p for Flashback. Nice spot.
Excited to see Sunless Sea on the Switch.
Played a fair bit of this on PC.
I must say though, it can be... challenging.
And to my tastes, a bit too challenging on default difficulty.
I heartilly recommend new players lower the difficulty to at least allow saving and loading whenever they so desire.
Once I did this I was able to actually enjoy the setting and writing of this weird, little gem.
For those who find such things interesting:
Richard Cobbett, games writer, collaborated as a writer for Sunless Sea. Word Smith par excellence.
Hmm might pick up Blasphemous at that price
Yumeutsutsu Re:Master and Re:After are so absurdly expensive on the eShop. Really glad there's going to be an English physical release with them both bundled together for much less as I'd like to play them so I'll be importing that.
Also importing a physical copy of Little Busters! which I really look forward to playing at some point. My copy was shipped out a couple of days ago.
Don't think I'll be downloading anything this week. Maybe PICROSS S4 eventually if I ever play through the first three.
Might get Trials Of Mana....but with BioShock around the corner I just don't know...
Nothing for me. Waiting for Episode I Racer in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to play that again!
Already grabbed Ghostbusters for £11.99 as i haven't played that before. I have bought 6 games so far this week and yet I'll still just choose to play AC everytime. Someone please stop me...
@Kiz3000 The struggle is real.
Ironcast looks fun so think I'll be getting it depending on the file size. Flashback is really cheap for some reason so might grab that as well.
@Kiz3000 I've got to say I lost interest in it. I don't regret buying it, as I've never played an AC game before, so now I know it's not for me. Lovely game though, just didn't click with me.
I'll definitely be getting Hatsune Miku project diva: MegaMix.
Trials of Mana for me! Finally, yes!
Wow, Sunless Sea? That’s a surprise. I have been playing this for a while on PC now. One day I will finish Cladery Heir’s storyline.
I downloaded Valfaris and Slain seperately when they where discounted and before the bundle. I didn't expect the bundle to get discounted so soon. Now the bundle is a even better option then what I got. A well, it can't be helped.
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