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
Spirit of the North (Merge Games, 7th May, £15.99 / €16.79) - Awaken... begin a quiet journey of discovery and companionship after rousing the slumbering Spirit of the North. Spirit of the North is a single-player 3rd-person adventure game inspired by the breath-taking and mysterious landscapes of Iceland. The story takes root from various pieces of Nordic folklore. Breathe in your surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization. With the help of your new companion, shed light on the ruins of the past and overcome obstacles.
Switch eShop - New Releases
80's OVERDRIVE (Insane Code, 7th May) - 80'S OVERDRIVE is a 2D pixel art racing game, designed to take you back in time to when 8 and 16-bit consoles and arcade games ruled the world. Compete against opponents in career mode to unlock new races, buy new cars, and upgrade them with state-of-the-art technologies! Try your skill in time attack mode and see how far you can get in this race against the clock! Create your own tracks with built-in track generator and easily share them with your friends!
Bomb (Sabec, 7th May, £8.09 / €8.99) - Bomb is a fun and easy to play arcade game where the goal is to defeat your opponent. Each player places bombs on the ground which explode within a few seconds and if you blow up one of the hidden bonus objects you could win a Power-up which will make you explosions bigger or an extra bombs which will let you place multiple bombs at a time. With several different kinds of randomly created playing levels to play, no game will be the same. Play against a friend or against the smart AI player, either way, winning won't come easy in this fast-action deathmatch game.
Cloudbase Prime (Floating Island Games, 7th May, £3.59 / €4.09) - You are lost in the depths of a gas giant mining station where things have gone very, very wrong. Move terrain to clear paths, launch enemies, and fling yourself skyward. Get ready to shoot a lot of robots and jump into the colourful clouds of Cloudbase Prime! The abandoned world in those clouds is full of weird and wonderful dangers. Discover friendly robots, discover murdery robots, grappling-hook onto enemy airships, fight giant bosses, and swim inside huge floating jellyfish.
Dark Burial (£3.59 / €3.99) - A dark army approaches your lands. It is your duty as first witness and sentinel to report to your people as soon as possible. Or is it too late? Not if your aim is fast and smart! Armed with your sturdy crossbow, slay skeletons, witches and other abominations who will regret leaving the underworld. The way ahead is unfortunately also full of pitfalls and hazards... but, again, nothing that a well-placed arrow can’t answer! Take your courage (aka crossbow) in both hands and go light the signal fires! It is your sentinel’s job, don’t let your people down.
Feathery Ears (£8.99 / €9.99) - A retro-styled 3D platformer that lets players come at challenges from whatever angle you want. Ashley Dengra is a 9nth grade artist with a sketchbook to doodle her "Original Characters" like Misa Ikko, the green-haired, feathery-eared fire sword girl with a great fluffy green tail.
Fledgling Heroes (Subtle Boom, 7th May, £7.99 / €8.99) - Leap from the nest into a fun-filled adventure! Meet cute feathered friends, each with their own wondrous story to tell, as they dodge dastardly pirate lizARRrds, dash through frozen forests, dive under sunken temples, and flap their way from fledglings to fully-fledged heroes!
Fury Unleashed (£17.99 / €19.99) - It's a game you can even beat in one ultimate combo. Are you up to the task? Explore the pages of a living comic book where ink is your most valuable resource and each room is a comic panel. Find out why John Kowalsky, creator of acclaimed Fury Unleashed series, is having a creativity crisis and see if you can help him deal with it.
Gerritory (Digital Crafter, 7th May, £6.79 / €7.5) - Gerritory is a 4-player action party game with unique game rules and minimalistic visuals. You and your friends control cube characters to move in various levels and colour tiles to score points. The one who is behind the scoreboard can kill another player with a higher point by stepping on them. If you reach the goal point or have the highest point when the time is up, you win!
Ghost Files: Memory of a Crime (Artifex Mundi, 7th May, £8.09 / €8.99) - They say a good story begins with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax. The story of Arthur Christie begins with a painful wake up in a dark basement with an unknown murder victim and memory gaps larger than bullet holes. A moment later the building is surrounded by howling police sirens. And all this before the sun even reached noon. The day began lousy and chances for improvement are slim - so now he has to start his own investigation and prove his innocence.
Highrise Heroes: Word Challenge (£1.49 / €1.74) - Following a sudden earthquake, Seb must escape a crumbling skyscraper. Along the way he will make some intriguing new friends, and together they might just unravel the sinister origins of the 'quake, assuming they can evade the mysterious stalker in close pursuit. . . Starting at the top and working down, the game's 90+ levels take place inside the skyscraper. The player creates words on a grid of letters and obstacles, clearing a path for Seb and friends to descend. Give your brain a workout with this charming word puzzle game.
Infinite - Beyond the Mind (Blowfish Studios, 7th May, £7.99 / €8.99) - Infinite Beyond The Mind is a slick 2D action-platformer where you take on evil Queen Evangelyn Bramann, ruler of The Beljantaur Kingdom as she works towards her dream of world domination. Play as either Tanya or Olga, two girls who have the power to stop the Beljantaur Kingdom’s growing army and take down the evil Queen. Take on a range of different bosses in either single-player or co-op across a variety of stunning chibi pixel art style backdrops as you explore the Beljantaur Kingdom.
Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl (The Media Indie Exchange, 7th May, £12.29 / €13.69) - Play as Jay and Silent Bob in a retro 8-bit sidescrolling brawler. Go solo or team up with a friend. Pummel enemies with hard-hitting combos, dash attacks, and elbow drops as well as a random assortment of weapons as you battle your way out of the mall and back to the Quickstop. - Read our Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl review
Jet Ski Rush (Cool Small Games, £3.59 / €3.99) - Jump on your jet ski and get lost in the water madness of JetSki Rush! Can you complete the water course filled with obstacles and traps? Your task is to go as far as you can while collecting coins and doing crazy acrobatic manoeuvres on your jet ski. You have to be fast, agile, and have superb reflexes to win!
Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Thunderful, 7th May, £17.99 / €19.99) - Just you and your bike - take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash - all the way from the peak to the valley! - Read our Lonely Mountains: Downhill review
Megabyte Punch (£13.49 / €14.99) - Megabyte Punch is an electro beat ‘em up game with platforming elements in which you build your own fighter while playing! Megabyte Punch takes place in a computer universe where you have to protect the Heartcore of your village. You defend your people from the Valk Empire and the dreaded Khoteps in 6 different levels, each with 3 stages and a boss fight! As you travel through the worlds, you battle other creatures to get their parts. Parts have their own powers and bonuses, like gun arms for a shoot ability or powerful hips for a devastating pelvic thrust attack.
Monochrome World (CFK, 7th May, £7.19 / €7.99) - The world lost its colour all of a sudden. And only the grey remained. Nobody knows how much time has passed since then. I just kept falling from the sky to the ground over and over. I am a raindrop. Then one day, I fell to the place I've never been before. The power unknown led me to the colour I thought was lost. I had no idea what it meant...
Our Two Bedroom Story (Voltage, 7th May, £19.99 / €24.99) - The Story: You work for a publishing house and decide to start living on your own. But a coworker’s in your new home? ! “This is my house… but you could live with me.” When your new roommate hands you the key, your secret life together begins…
PONG Quest (Atari, 7th May, £10.79 / €11.99) - PONG Quest is a new take on the seminal arcade smash. Take control of a brave young paddle and traverse treacherous lands - each loosely based on various classic Atari hits - in this uniquely PONG-themed dungeon-crawling RPG. Dress up your paddle and equip special balls with unique abilities to battle aggressive foes in Quest or online opponents in a new take on the classic PONG gameplay.
Reed 2 (£4.99 / €4.99) - Reed awakens… to the memories of the old supercomputer… Reed failed. The reboot failed and now the digital world is once again breaking down. Before the old supercomputer malfunctioned, it gave Reed backup files that must be delivered to the Developer. Collect information cubes once again in a desolate version of the last remnants of the digital world. Dodge floor spikes, razor blades, enemies, and wall arrows to reach the next stage! Find hidden survivors trying to escape from the new horrors of the corruption. The virtual world is now doomed, can you get to the Developer?
Relic Hunters Zero: Remix (Akupara Games, 7th May, £8.30 / €9.23) - From the creators of the massively popular Relic Hunters Universe comes Relic Hunters Zero: Remix. Alongside a community of millions of fans from around the world, meet the Relic Hunters as they prepare for landing on their console debut! Follow the crew of the Spaceheart as they run, gun, and dodge their way through unrelenting force as they race for the ancient relics against the evil Ducans.
Slayin 2 (FDG Entertainment, 7th May, £7.01 / €7.79) - Engage endless hordes of monsters up close as a valiant knight, or shower them with arrows, bombs, and spells using 8 unlockable heroes with completely different skillsets and playstyles. Face the forces of darkness alone or team up with a friend in local co-op with a drop-in multiplayer feature. Watch each other's backs, hoard treasures, revive your fallen teammate and keep up your combos in your endless pursuit of fame and fortune. Unravel ancient mysteries, defeat legendary bosses and discover hidden areas while you explore the world of Slayin 2.
STONE (£13.49 / €14.99) - G’day, I’m Stone. Play this feature-length interactive story (don't expect shooting or winning or losing) and see what happened. Yeah, it was rough, but a good life lesson. Enjoy, and remember don’t do this at home ya bunch of crazy animals. By the way, this story really isn’t going to be for everyone. So enter at your own risk, mate.
SuperMash (£16.99 / €18.99) - Mash together iconic genres to create never-before-seen gaming experiences. Jump through classic Platformer levels with a tactical Stealth character, fight as spaceships in engaging JRPG battles, and more! Anything is possible with SuperMash’s emergent game system, which creates a unique game every time you play. Think the Mash you made is impossible? Share its MASH Code with a friend or streamer and see if they can beat it!
Task Force Kampas (£4.31 / €4.79) - Drawing inspiration from the golden age of Japanese shoot‘em ups, Task Force Kampas combines retro action with modern conventions, adding new mechanics and randomly generated stages with hand-crafted bosses. In a unique twist, the game can be finished, but skilled players will find a way to continue past the ending and claim even higher scores! Rhythmic gameplay and a pulsing soundtrack work together to create an intense audio-visual experience.
Tennis Club Story (Kairosoft, 7th May, £11.69 / €13) - Aim for the ace position of tennis club prestige in this simulation! Your leadership decides if players make it to the big time or bust! Customize your training menu to focus on power or technique, moulding players as you please for competitions, fame, and snazzy sponsors! Sponsors will fund hard-working athletes with big bucks, in addition to providing top-notch gear, items, and more. Some corporations might even build you a hot springs spa or restaurant!
The Bullet: Time of Revenge (Art Games Studio, 7th May, £3.64 / €3.99) - Become a Bullet - eliminate bad people using many kinds of weapons, exploring features like driving cars or tanks, flying helicopters or a jet plane. There are many achievements and unlockables that will help spread chaos in the city.
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (Hidden Achievement, 4th May, £14.49 / €15.99) - Play Harry Dresden and his friends as they take on the cases from the bestselling Dresden Files novels in the ultimate what-if scenario—what if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren’t there in the original story? The core game includes Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas and plays through the first five novels as well as Side Jobs, a random scenario generator based on the short story collection of the same name.
Tonight We Riot (Means Interactive, 5th May, £13.5 / €15) - In a dystopia where wealthy capitalists control elections, media, and the lives of working people, we’re faced with two choices -- accept it or fight for something better. Tonight We Riot doesn’t have just one hero. Instead, you play as a movement of people whose well-being determines the success of your revolution.
Void Bastards (Humble Bundle, 7th May, £24.99 / €29.99) - Forget everything you know about first-person shooters: Void Bastards asks you to take charge, not just point your gun and fire. Your task is to lead the rag-tag Void Bastards out of the Sargasso Nebula. You make the decisions: where to go, what to do and who to fight. And then you must carry out that strategy in the face of strange and terrible enemies.
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Ion Fury (1C Entertainment, pre-order from 7th May)
Switch eShop - Special Offer Highlights
|Bleed Complete Bundle (Digerati)||-84%||Sat 23rd May|
|Blazing Beaks (QubicGames)||-86%||Fri 5th Jun|
|Hyper Light Drifter - Special Edition (Abylight)||-50%||Wed 20th May|
|Saints Row IV®: Re-Elected (Koch Media)||-30%||Thu 14th May|
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch game with new DLC this week:
- GROOVE COASTER WAI WAI PARTY!!!!
- One Strike
- SAMURAI SHODOWN
- Tennis World Tour
- The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
- Void Bastards
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!