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
Adam's Venture: Origins (£35.99 / €39.99) - Start your adventure in Adam’s Venture: Origins. Set in the roaring ’20s, you play as explorer Adam Venture and go on a journey to unravel the secret of Eden. Together with your companion Evelyn, you explore ancient ruins and solve ingenious puzzles to find mysterious locales. As you travel to unique locations, you’re opposed by the evil Clairvaux company, who’s intentions for exploring artefacts could unleash chaos around the world.
BioShock: The Collection (2K, 29th May) - Experience the unforgettable worlds and monumental stories of the award-winning BioShock series with BioShock: The Collection. Journey to the cities of Rapture and Columbia across BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, including all single-player add-on content. Fight for your life and outsmart your enemies, be it deep beneath the waves or high above the clouds.
Please note: BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition are also available for individual purchase.
Borderlands Legendary Collection (2K, 29th May) - Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Kill bandits and beasts, collect powerful weaponry, and maybe even save the universe in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with piles of bonus add-on content for each game, adding 100+ hours of gameplay at an incredible value.
Please note: Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are also available for individual purchase.
XCOM 2 Collection (2K, £39.99 / €49.99) - The XCOM 2 Collection includes the award-winning strategy game XCOM 2, four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift) and the War of the Chosen expansion all in one package. Activate any of the additional content (DLCs and the Expansion) or just play the base game.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo, £49.99 / €59.99) - Join the fight between man and machine in the definitive edition of this critically-acclaimed RPG Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world. During an attack from the mechanical invaders known as the Mechon, Shulk discovers that he can tap into the full power of a mysterious blade known as the Monado. With the mighty Monado in hand, Shulk sets out to defeat the Mechon once and for all. - Read our Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition review
Switch eShop - New Releases
#womenUp, Super Puzzles Dream (£6.19 / €6.19) - Puzzles move onto the next level with ‘Super Puzzle Dream’, a mix between classic puzzles and a ‘Tetris’-style dynamic mechanic. #womenUp! is the 'hashtag' for this programme, which dedicates beautiful illustrations and emotive phrases to women on completion of every puzzle. Two levels of play, 'senior' (for adults) and 'junior' (for children aged 3+), guarantee hours of entertainment for all. Become an expert and finish the puzzles in the shortest possible time and you will find yourself amongst the best in the world on the online leaderboard.
Ailment (Ultimate Games, 27th May, £6.11 / €6.79) - If you’re looking for a story-driven action-packed game with lots of guns, hordes of enemies, super intense game-play with horror ambience and sci-fi movie references, then Ailment is the perfect choice for you. The main character wakes up in a med bay after being unconscious for three days and he sees that all of his crew became enemies. The last thing he remembers is returning from another spaceship where he had a rescue mission. But he arrived everyone on that ship was already dead. . . He has to remember what happened to him and find out the truth.
Atomicrops (Raw Fury, 28th May, £13.49 / €14.99) You own the last farm in the post-apocalypse wasteland, inherited from your late grandfather’s will mere moments before the surrounding countryside gets vaporized in a nuclear blast. Now as the only source of food for the local town, and constantly under threat from the local mutant wildlife, you do as any self-respecting farmer would: Farm. Marry. Kill. Atomicrops is an action roguelite farming simulator.
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (DANGEN Entertainment, 28th May) - Bug Fables is an adventure RPG following three heroes, Vi, Kabbu, and Leif, as they embark on an epic quest in Bugaria in search of treasure and immortality! The game combines colourful platforming with the heroes' unique abilities as they explore a wide variety of areas in the kingdom. Battles are turn-based and make use of action commands that can enhance attacks.
Castle Pals (£4.99 / €4.99) - One night, Kylee and Owen stumbled upon creepy Castle Pookapick and decide to uncover its secrets! Nothing could possibly go wrong, could it? Play as two different characters! Punch your way through enemies with Kylee and fly above your enemies while avoiding traps as Owen! Earn optional gold medals by completing levels from start to finish faster than the posted time for each level. Can you collect them all?
Climbros (Ultimate Games, 22nd May, £8.89 / €9.9) - Climbros is an arcade game with amazing gameplay. You can explore beautiful and diverse worlds by yourself or together in co-op mode. Climb, discover, cooperate and have fun. Test your skills in various conditions. Snowy rocks, enormous trees or drifting asteroids are just a few of many challenges waiting for you. On your way, you’ll find tons of unique locations and characters.
Despotism 3k (£9.89 / €10.99) - Exploit puny humans to extract power and build your own empire! You’ll have to keep track of them to make sure they don’t succumb to exhaustion and hunger… although the weakest ones can always be thrown to the Bioreactor. In other words, this is a resource management sim with rogue-lite elements, dramatic plot, and an abundance of pop culture references. Also, jokes. Slaughter has never been so fun!
F-117A Stealth Fighter (UFO Interactive, 28th May, £2.69 / €2.99) - It's the F-117A Stealth Fighter. And once you fly it, you'll see why no other flight simulator compares! Incredible 3-D graphics will keep you glued to your screen as you experience the same intense pressures that gripped America's Gulf War pilots. Penetrate enemy airspace without being seen! Tangle with the enemy in treacherous dogfights! Launch awesome firepower against fierce opponents! Your wait is over. The ultimate weapon has arrived. Now it's your turn to pilot the real Stealth Fighter!
Flux8 (£7.49 / €8.29) - Flux8 - the magnetic puzzle platformer. Take control of Newt and Tess, or play split-screen with a friend! Navigate the factory floor attracting and repelling at will to avoid your untimely demise. Test yourself with fiendish puzzles and avoid deadly traps as you head for freedom. Collect loot throughout your escape to customize Newt and Tess with a range of fashionable accessories. Create your own adventures with the in-built level editor.
Fly Punch Boom! (Jollypunch Games, 28th May, £11.46 / €12.74) - FLY PUNCH BOOM! is everything you've seen in your favourite anime fights. Smash your friends so hard whole planets break in half. Ram skyscrapers, whales and asteroids in their face, chase them and unleash over-the-top super moves. It's all about the joy of punching! Ever got uppercut with such gusto that you got kidnapped by aliens? Wanna digest your enemy, then fart them out so hard everything explodes? Wanna punch an Elvis lookalike bird until they shoot into the moon's butt?
Food Truck Tycoon - Asian Cuisine (£4.49 / €4.99) - Time to explore Asian Food and become the best gourmet cooking master at your brand new food truck! Take orders, make delicious dishes and be fast to serve the hordes of hungry customers who will queue in front of your counter! Be careful not to burn the food! Fulfil your dream of becoming the best food truck tycoon in the city!
Game Tengoku CruisinMix Special (City Connection, 28th May, £22.39 / €24.89) - This major hit was originally released in the arcades in 1995. This is a new and upgraded game of the 1997 console version of Game Tengoku. The old school Jaleco characters are voiced by an all-star voice over-cast. The characters were designed by the great manga artist Tatsuya Souma. This is the complete version of the comical shooting game that broke new grounds in the genre. With full VO and 4 original theme songs, enjoy the parody and multiple gimmicks in this chaotic action-packed shooting game.
Genetic Disaster (£13.49 / €14.99) - 1/ Play alone or grab some friends 2/ Pick a character and his mutations 3/ Fight your way out of the mad mansion! Each of the 12 levels are procedurally generated for more variety and replay value. Hordes of enemies are waiting for you but keep an eye on your environment, it’s dangerous and will adapt to your progress. Upgrade your hero to build your own gameplay style and combine different ones to create the perfect team if you play with friends.
Hill Climbing Mania (11Sheep, 28th May, £4.49 / €5) - Drive over hilly tracks, collect stars, coins and pickups to upgrade your cars and get further! Also watch out for various obstacles!
Indiecalypse (£11.69 / €12.99) - Three stories, three outcasts, three nerds… and a single destiny: to make the best video game ever. Indiecalypse depicts the crude reality of indie game developers and their struggles to get their shit together when it comes to releasing a video game. Three misfits team up to design and produce their own indie game, finding themselves in a path of chaos, self-destruction and resentment. But there’s also space for crude humour, pop culture references, gratuitous and non-gratuitous violence. . . and fear. Fear of the dozens of lawsuits for copyright infringement, obscenity and profanity we’ll have to face if the game is finally published. Not everything is what it seems in Indiecalypse, and we know for sure that no one will be left indifferent after playing it.
Little Misfortune (£17.99 / €19.99) - Little Misfortune is an interactive story, focused on exploration and characters, both sweet and dark, where your choices have consequences. Led by her new friend, Mr. Voice, they venture into the woods, where mysteries are unravelled and a little bit of bad luck unfolds. Sharing the same universe with the cult video game Fran Bow, created by the visionary dev-duo Killmonday Games.
Many Faces (eastasiasoft, 28th May, £3.59 / €3.99) - Make the Many Face King pay for waking you from your beauty sleep! Many Faces is a multi-directional shooter inspired by arcade classics, combining single-screen action with randomised stages that will constantly keep you on your toes. Customise your character’s weapon and abilities as you go, further guaranteeing that no two runs will ever be the same.
Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang, 26th May, £16.74 / €19.99) - Discover an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends to survive truly spectacular battles! Up to four players can fight together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in a quest to save the villagers and take down the nefarious Arch-Illager!
Missile Command: Recharged (Atari, 27th May, £2.69 / €2.99) - Missile Command: Recharged is a re-imagining of the beloved classic with fast-paced, arcade action where players must defend their bases by blasting an endless barrage of missiles hailing from the sky. Launch counter-missiles to protect your base and target powerups to gain an edge at critical moments. Missile Command: Recharged will appeal to those that fondly remember playing the original or its many iterations, and a whole new generation of gamers that are looking for fast-paced, pick-up-and-play, arcade goodness.
Resolutiion (Deck 13, 28th May, £16.19 / €17.99) - Resolutiion is a fast-paced action-adventure created by two angry German brothers leading a band of vagrants who loaded it with lovely pixels, dirty jokes, deep ideas and badass emotional tunes for 20 hours of punishing combat, rewarding exploration, and layered storytelling. Will you be the player or will you be played?
SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC (SEGA, 28th May, £5.99 / €6.99) - "The retro horizontal shooter returns in SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC for Nintendo Switch! Wield devastating weapons to blast your way through the armada of the evil ORN Empire. Change your ship’s speed to deftly navigate the treacherous terrain of five diverse alien planets on your way to the destroy the menacing ORN Base, all the while fueled by an epic chiptune soundtrack. - Read our SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC review
Turmoil (PLAYDIGIOUS, 28th May, £10.79 / €11.99) - Turmoil offers players a visually charming, tongue-in-cheek take on the simulation genre inspired by the 19th-century oil rush in North America.
Get a taste of the rush and rivalry of the time as you earn your way to become a successful oil entrepreneur. As you make money digging up and selling oil, the town will grow along with you.
Undead & Beyond (£9.89 / €10.99) - Undead & Beyond is a game where you reanimate the death and cause chaos! Use the products of your research to create an army of the undead and cause havoc in the complex while you aim to accomplish your objectives to reach the next area. Use a wide range of methods to advance further, from creating undead that will attack the facility staff, to using gadgets or simply using stealth to pass through the guards without being noticed. But careful, the facility guards could call for reinforcements.
WildTrax Racing (£7.19 / €7.99) - In WildTrax Racing you will enjoy the wildest and most spectacular races in natural environments. You will have several game modes such as Arcade and 4-player multiplayer. You will also be able to compare your best times with friends and players around the world on the online ranking chart. Features: -Arcade driving -4-Player Multiplayer -Online ranking
WinKings (Lemondo Games, 25th May, £4.49 / €4.99) - WinKings is a 1-4 player 2D platformer game which throws you in fantasy Vikings era. Different and unique worlds, characters, enemies and weapons makes gameplay even engaging.
Switch eShop - Demos
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Catherine: Full Body (SEGA, pre-order from 27th May)
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Resident Evil (CAPCOM)||-57%||Thu 18th Jun|
|resident evil 4 (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 18th Jun|
|Resident Evil Revelations (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 18th Jun|
|The Bug Butcher (2Awesome Studio)||-63%||Thu 11th Jun|
|GOD EATER 3 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-50%||Sun 14th Jun|
|Dragon Ball FighterZ (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-60%||Sun 14th Jun|
|Little Nightmares Complete Edition (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-72%||Sun 14th Jun|
|Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-50%||Sun 14th Jun|
|Katamari Damacy REROLL (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-50%||Sun 14th Jun|
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!