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
Collar X Malice (Aksys Games, 25th Jun, £35.99 / €39.99) - A dangerous shadow organization launches a campaign of fear and violence in the city of Shinjuku, pushing society to the brink of chaos. As a young police officer tasked with restoring order, you become the target of an attack and have a poisonous collar attached to your neck. With the situation spiralling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated (THQ Nordic, 23rd Jun, £24.99 / €29.99) - Are you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendour! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots with your mighty bubbles? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn't you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on! - Read our SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated review
The Forgotten Land (Rokaplay, 25th Jun, £12.99 / €14.99) - Along with your friends you embark on a quest for the legendary "Forgotten Land". Your adventure begins! "The Forgotten Land" is a turn-based "Combat & Puzzle Match 3" with streamlined RPG and Management elements. Set up a sheltering camp, improve your teams' abilities and unlock tactical bonuses. Show your skills and prepare your strategies! Improve your heroes' strengths with care and put their special powers to tactical use to prevail in battle. Are you ready?
Truck and Logistics Simulator (Aerosoft, 25th Jun, £36.99 / €39.99) - Take control of more than 20 unique vehicles to perform complex loading tasks and deliver the diverse cargo directly to your customers. Master all the individual logistics vehicles like forklifts, cranes, telescopic handlers, wheel loaders and many more to load up your vans, pickups and heavy trucks. Dive into the progressive career mode and accomplish challenging missions to buy new vehicles, upgrade your vehicle fleet and take on the real heavy loads. Pull off dangerous off-road missions with loads as big as a 21 tonnes articulated loader that will push your driving skills to the limit.
Switch eShop - New Releases
A Summer with the Shiba Inu (£9.99 / €9.99) - When Syd the Shiba Inu returns to Shiba Island after a ten-year absence, she sets off a chain of events that overturns the lives of all the dogs she had left behind. She gets back in touch with her old friend, Max, and along the way meets a mysterious Labrador retriever named Quei-Li. (What’s a Lab doing on the Island, anyway?) They are her only remaining allies as she tries to survive the past that made her leave the Island in the first place.
AntVentor (Loopymood, 24th Jun, £7.99 / €7.99) - Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if you were the size of an ant? AntVentor is the first short chapter of the AntTrilogy series about an ant and his unusual adventures in a realistic macroworld. The main character is an inventor ant. Despite his small size, he has a big dream. He lived a simple life, until you showed up, broke his mechanism and ruined his plans. Now you have to do whatever it takes to help Florantine not only return to his life, but also fulfil his long-cherished dream. Together you will overcome difficulties and have many adventures, which are just beginning in this first chapter.
Blair Witch (Bloober Team, 25th Jun, £24.29 / €26.99) - Inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch, experience a new story-driven psychological horror game that studies your reactions to fear and stress.
Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods. It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…
BRIGANDINE The Legend of Runersia (Happinet Corporation, 25th Jun, £44.99 / €49.99) - The continent of Runersia is home to six major powers with more than 40 bases, 100 knights, and 50 types of monsters.
Select a ruler, compose your platoons of knights and monsters, and march to claim enemy bases. The player chooses how they will battle, so devise the best strategy to lead your nation toward continental conquest. How will your legend unfold?
City Driving Simulator (£8.09 / €8.99) - A new and exciting car driving game that lets you try out a plethora of different vehicles in a beautiful city! Drive a car, a bus, fill up your tank at a gas station and more!
Conjurer Andy's Repeatable Dungeon (FIREBRAND GAMES, 23rd Jun, £6.69 / €7.44) - Conjurer Andy's Repeatable Dungeon is a peculiar adventure game where you, the hero, will journey into the depths of a repeating dungeon to collect loot, defeat unusual creatures like the Jelly Cube, Pizza Golem and recruit unlikely heroes such as the Mathemagician to aid you in going the deepest into the dungeon. C. A. R. D is a card-based Roguelike with fast-paced, easy to learn gameplay featuring an ensemble cast of quirky and humorous heroes to join your questing adventures deep into Andy’s dungeon.
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (Gearbox Publishing, 23rd Jun, £3.99 / €4.99) - Join the world’s greatest action hero in Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour as he saves Earth once again, saving babes across the globe. Blast your way through hordes of ugly aliens in four classic Duke Nukem 3D episodes. An all-new fifth episode from the game’s original episode designers includes a new weapon, new music from the game’s original composer, and all-new lines from the original voice of Duke. Nintendo Switch enhanced: Come to grips with Duke with gyroscopic aiming support, motion controls, and HD Rumble, only on Nintendo Switch Campaign co-op: Enjoy the full campaign with up to eight(!) players in ad hoc multiplayer or with Nintendo Switch Online Dukematch.
Grimshade (UTC ASTERION, 25th Jun, £15.29 / €16.99) - Grimshade tells the story of the company of heroes, by a twist of fate involved in the cycle of events unfolding in the world of Ree'fah. Numerous dreadful monsters infested the forest around the city of Brann and high walls could no longer protect residents from the attacks. The menacing army of the neighbouring kingdom suddenly landed on the outskirts of the city, wreaking havoc. There is no hope for salvation — the strength of the defenders is running low, but the King and his loyal Champions had vanished.
HexON (QUByte Interactive, 23rd Jun, £0.89 / €0.99) - HexON is a relaxing puzzle game where you connect magnetic pieces to a hexagonal board. In each level, you have a different board and set of pieces. You need to plug all pieces to the board to complete each level. No piece can be left unplugged. 40 hand-crafted levels; original soundtrack to help you relax while solving the puzzles; a game for everyone who likes jigsaw puzzles and gridlock games; can you find out the exact configuration that will complete the board?
Holy Potatoes! What The Hell?! (Rising Star Games, 24th Jun, £12.99 / €14.99) - Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! is a hell-themed management sim where you sort potato sinners into cooking stations to create sinfully delicious ingredients and cook up scrumptious recipes to appease the Gods of the Afterlife.
Iron Wings (Naps Team, 25th Jun, £13.49 / €14.99) - Player takes on the role of the two pilots, Jack and Amelia, as they attempt to take down Nazi aerial menace across a rich campaign of missions, each with numerous objectives and enemies as well as side objectives. While fast-paced action goes you will also have to consider some strategy, assigning your partner primary objectives to shoot down, in order to succeed.
Miden Tower (KEMCO, 25th Jun, £12.14 / €13.49) - Miden Tower is a fantasy RPG with a compelling and dramatic story. After Miden Tower is invaded by the Alroval Empire, the mages who call it home find themselves cornered on its upper floors. This sets in motion a series of tragic events that lead to a counteroffensive being launched to take back the tower and to get revenge for the wrongs committed against them. The heroine is an actual wall that provides support to the main characters by merging with walls or acting as a windbreaker if needed.
Mr. DRILLER DrillLand (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, 25th Jun, £15.99 / €19.99) - The popular action puzzle game “Mr. DRILLER DrillLand” makes its Western debut on the Nintendo Switch! You’re invited to a secret amusement park known as “DrillLand” – 500 meters underground! Explore and conquer the five “attractions” with simple, yet exciting, gameplay that guests of all ages can enjoy!
Night Call (Raw Fury, 24th Jun, £17.99 / €19.99) - Dig, fight, explore and build! The world is at your fingertips in Terraria, an action-packed game that blends classic adventure with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity.
Ninjala (GUNGHOONLINE, 24th Jun, Free To Start) - Take part in Battle Royale-style matches of up to 8 players and vie for supremacy with ninja around the world. The player who earns the most points over the course of the match will be declared the winner. Score points by defeating your opponents, obtaining items, destroying drones positioned across the stage, and more. Earn extra points by taking down your opponents with an IPPON—impressive finishing techniques.
Pachi Pachi On A Roll (Dolores Ent., 25th Jun, £5.59 / €5.59) - Dress up for the occasion, complete all missions, fight giant UFOs, defeat dragons, and rob a train, to get the highest score possible in this fun mix of pachinko and pinball.
PLOID SAGA (Nape Games, 25th Jun, £8.95 / €9.95) - In PLOID SAGA you play with the PLOIDS Alpha and Omega, which are the evolution of the human race by merging technology with its DNA. You have 3 adventures in the saga with different playstyle: In V. O. I. D. +, our planet is invaded by a race from another galaxy, which destroys everything it touches to become thus with absolute power. After some time, a group of Ploids decides to take action and return the peace.
Pokémon Café Mix (24th Jun) - Welcome to the café! The lunch rush is on! Run and build up your very own eatery with Pokémon Café Mix, a free-to-start puzzle game, available to download on Nintendo Switch. In this handheld experience, take the orders from your Pokémon customers and craft tasty treats, by completing satisfying icon matching puzzles! Order up As Pokémon arrive to sample the delights of your Pokémon Café, it’s up to you and your highly trained staff to get their orders just right! Each order takes the form of a puzzle – where you must clear special “gimmicks” on-screen to prepare a dish.
Poopdie - Chapter One (Bulbware, 25th Jun, £4.49 / €4.99) - Mold and manage your own Poops! Upgrade them with unique skills. Fart ancient spells. Defeat evil Samron and his army of Buttcreatures. - Read our Poopdie - Chapter One review
Quell Zen (£1.74 / €1.94) - This serene puzzler has you guiding raindrops through a series of colourful mazes. Enhanced by atmospheric orchestral music, the game's subtle, sophisticated mechanics evolve as you navigate its many levels, delivering an absorbing experience that's familiar but always fresh. Set against a narrative of a Japanese family divided, Quell Zen will take you on an unforgettable journey. Step inside this beautiful world today.
STAR WARS Episode I Racer (Aspyr, 23rd Jun, £12.29 / €13.72) - A beloved racing title based on the podracing sequence from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode I Racer puts you behind the controls of your favourite podracers as you speed through flaming methane lakes, Tusken Raider assaults, anti-gravity tunnels, and much more in a pulse-pounding, do-or-die fight to the finish line.
Sudoky (£0.82 / €0.98) - Sudoku - is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 subgrids that compose the grid (also called "boxes", "blocks", or "regions") contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. Complete 300 puzzles, Easy/Medium/Hard. Random level generator, play as many as you want. Multiple light and dark colour themes. Relaxing music.
Swords and Sandals: Spartacus (Ultimate Games, 22nd Jun, £11.69 / €12.99) - You are Spartacus, the gladiator who defied the corrupt tyrants of Rome! One man who broke free from a brutal gladiator arena. One man who took on the most powerful legions in Ancient Rome. This is the story of the legendary SPARTACUS! Now for the first time, take up the sword of the greatest gladiator ever and do battle with Rome yourself in this thrilling action-combat platformer. From the dark dungeons under the Arena of Capua to the heights of Mt Vesuvius and beyond, you will battle brutal slave drivers, grizzled legionnaires and mighty centurions as you free the slaves of Rome.
The Almost Gone (PLAYDIGIOUS, 25th Jun, £10.79 / €11.99) - Poised between life and death, isolated and alone, you must unravel the poignant truths that led to your fate. Dig beneath the beautifully rendered façades and interiors of an ordinary suburban lifestyle to discover a contemporary tale crafted by an award-winning author. Piece together this compelling story by revealing objects and memories, and decipher these clues to reveal more of the story and its secrets.
Towaga: Among Shadows (Forever Entertainment, 25th Jun, £12.14 / €13.49) - Sake of your tribe lies solely in your hands Towaga: Among Shadows is an action -shooter game, in which the sake of your tribe lies solely in your hands. Your focus, accuracy, and patience will be put to the ultimate test as you cleanse the world from its curse. Defeat legions of foes with your spells, upgrade your skills, unlock new abilities to fit your playstyle, and delve into the mysterious past of the island of Az'kalar! Discover the world of Towaga: Among Shadows Beautiful, atmospheric graphics, inspired by animated tv shows, will take you to the mysterious land full of unique creatures and frenetic, fast-paced combat.
Tower Of Time (Digerati, 25th Jun, £17.99 / €19.99) - Lead the ultimate party of heroes into the Tower of Time, a vertical battleground filled with lore, mystery, and combat. Combining the nuances of classic RPGs with challenging tactical combat, Tower of Time transforms each battle into a puzzle of magic and mettle. Slow or pause time to plan your every move, strategically place your warriors, control the battleground with precise spells, counter incoming waves with devastating manoeuvres.
Unitied (Peter Hijma, 25th Jun, £2.29 / €2.49) - Unitied is a minimalistic & relaxing puzzle game. The simple goal is to finish all blocks. You do so by moving all blocks in one direction: up, left, down or right. The blocks have to use each other to be able to finish. There are 50 levels.
Urban Flow (£13.49 / €14.99) - Urban Flow is a game about the subtle beauty of city streets filled with cars moving in perfect harmony. But such order does not happen all by itself - the city needs YOU to control the traffic lights and to make sure everything goes smoothly. That means no crashes, no jams. Everything will run perfectly - as long as you stay focused! Switch lights, keep the city safe! Urban Flow is aimed for fans of action puzzles, good single-player content, local multiplayer games and urban music!
Urban Trial Tricky (Tate Multimedia, 25th Jun, £12.59 / €13.49) - Become a crazy trickster! Hold on to your seat and pull off the most savage tricks and combos on your motorbike. Ride free, spin in the air, move back and forth and let yourself be carried away by the exciting, fast-paced gameplay, colourful visuals, and smooth controls.
Yes, Your Grace (£13.16 / €14.27) - In this kingdom management RPG, petitioners will arrive in the throne room each turn to ask for your advice and assistance. Decide whether to help them with their problems, or to conserve resources for more important matters. Remember: supplies are limited, and not everyone has the kingdom’s best interests at heart. Listen to petitioners each turn and decide who needs your support. Aid your family with their personal problems and decide upon their fate.
Ultracore (ININ Games, 23rd Jun, £17.99 / €19.99) - Ultracore is an authentic Run ‘n Gun 16-bit game, a true love letter to classic 2D action games with intricate level design, tons of secrets to discover and numerous mid- and end-bosses. Originally developed in the ’90s by the legendary game studio Digital Illusions! Back then, it went by the working title of Hardcore and was sadly cancelled last minute.
Switch eShop - Demos
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Trine: Ultimate Collection (Modus Games)||-60%||Tue 30th Jun|
|Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Modus Games)||-60%||Tue 30th Jun|
|Football Manager 2020 Touch (SEGA)||-50%||Thu 9th Jul|
|SpeedRunners (tinyBuild Games)||-50%||Mon 13th Jul|
|VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (Ysbryd Games)||-34%||Thu 9th Jul|
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
- Fight of Animals
- Miden Tower
- Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
- Old School Musical
- Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition
- SAMURAI SHODOWN
- YOGA MASTER
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!