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
51 Worldwide Games (Nintendo, £34.99 / €39.99) - A world of games awaits! Clear the table and settle down with friends and family to enjoy a diverse collection of timeless favourites, in person or online*, in 51 Worldwide Games. From ancient board games to modern classics, relaxing solitaire games to fast-paced toy sports, experience the games that have shaped cultures around the world! - Read our Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics review.
The Outer Worlds (Private Division, £49.99 / €59.99) - Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable. - Read our The Outer Worlds review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Aqua Lungers (WarpedCore Studio, 4th Jun, £12.99 / €13.99) - Race your way through challenging stages while contending with deadly creatures and dastardly opponents to collect the most treasure. While everyone's goal is the same, each player is afforded several options to get an edge over their competitors. Players can use their speed and agility to outpace and evade their opponents, while others might use devastating attacks to slow them down and steal their hard-earned goods.
Awesome Pea 2 (Sometimes You, 3rd Jun, £4.49 / €4.99) - Greedy Pea is back in the game! Now with even more dark dungeons, deadly traps and gold! What you will definitely find in this game (again): Pixel Game Boy-style graphics (when everything is green), 25 different levels, retro soundtrack (sounds like your old computer), lots of shiny coins.
Bridge Strike (£6.29 / €6.99) - Sometimes, you have to fight for peace. These green valleys, safe for many years, are now threatened. Answer this threat by force: stay undetected and strike hard! The gameplay, chiptune soundtrack and pixel-art graphics were polished with care and a nostalgic love for the classic arcade games. But the action isn’t like your typical SHMUP mayhem. In Bridge Strike, you need to think while you fly. Make the best use of the hi-tech hardware installed in your aircraft to destroy the threats while staying out of their radars. It won't just be a simple mission: you'll need to deal with numerous enemies and harsh weather conditions while trying not to crash into canyon walls! Show off your combat and flying skills to gather more points and unlock new vehicles: chopper, boat and hovercraft! Enjoy two game modes, with great replayability value.
Depth of Extinction (HOF Studios, 4th Jun, £11.99 / €13.49) - In a flooded future world, killer machines are plotting mankind's demise. As the sole defender of humanity's last government, only you can create the ultimate squad and save humanity in this turn based, tactical RPG with roguelike elements.
Do Not Feed the Monkeys (£11.69 / €12.99) - You are invited to join “The Primate Observation Club”, where you will observe the lives of caged monkeys and carefully analyze the information obtained. THE PRIMATE OBSERVATION CLUB: a shadowy group that observes other people through surveillance cameras and compromised webcams. YOU: the newest member of the CLUB, tired of your run-down apartment, dull existence, and boring job. MONKEYS: dozens of strangers who have fallen prey to your surveillance. PRIVACY: Something that the monkeys think they have. PC (PERSONAL COMPUTER): Yep, we put a PC in your game that’s on your Nintendo Switch so that you can work on a PC while you’re playing the game that’s on your Nintendo Switch console! FEEDING THE MONKEYS: Interacting or interfering with the subjects in any way. Feeding the monkeys is strictly prohibited. Oddly enough, club members keep feeding the monkeys as though they just can’t abide by this very simple rule! How about you?
Knight Squad (£12.14 / €13.49) - Knight Squad is an insane 1-to-8 player chaotic arena friendship destroyer. Take on current friends and future frenemies in any of the incredibly fun game modes, ranging from Last Man Standing to Medieval soccer. All of that using only weapons from the middle age… and laser guns… and miniguns.
Liberated (Walkabout Games, 2nd Jun, £14.39 / €15.99) - Welcome to a brave new world. Undeniable truth and personal freedoms are dying. Revolution is near. Rise up in the bloodstained struggle for a land of the free. Forget everything you know about comics. Immerse yourself in a dark, rain-soaked city. Use your wits, hack the system, sneak and solve puzzles. And when the going gets good, dispense picturesque headshots for great justice. Let the stunning hand-drawn art and action unite on the pages of this noir cyberpunk story. You are watched every minute of every hour of every day. Accept it. Or start a fire. - Read our Liberated review
Match (Sabec, 4th Jun, £8.09 / €8.99) - Match is now available on Nintendo Switch. Simply clear all fruits of the same colour and try to cause a chain reaction for that mind-blowing victory. Match is jam-packed with 30 levels to complete and many power-ups for that unlimited gameplay experience. Every level in Match has a different goal that must be completed within a fixed number of moves and with so many different fruit blocks to be discovered you will have a fun and exciting experience playing Match.
Outbuddies DX (£13.49 / €16.19) - Enter Bahlam, a sunken city of the Old Gods, located deep in the South Atlantic Ocean. Following a shipwreck, adventurer and maritime archaeologist Nikolay Bernstein regains consciousness 36,000 feet under the sea. He's severely wounded and unwillingly connected to a supernatural Buddy-unit. Searching for answers about his displacement our main protagonist digs deep into the lost undercity, gradually realizing an ominous presence hollowing in its shadowed caverns.
Pinball Lockdown (Onteca, 28th May, £4.99 / €5.99) - Play Pinball Lockdown, a unique exciting collection of pinball tables with a variety of themes. No hidden extras, 5 tables available from day one. Tables include: Alice's Adventures in WonderlandVegasDragon LandSpace RibbonZen Garden.
Potata: Fairy Flower (£8.24 / €8.99) - Potata is a puzzle-platformer adventure story about a little girl’s magical journey through a world filled with good and evil. Play as the oddly-named Potata, a novice witch who is still getting a handle on her powers. Help Potata save her village from stinky spores, evil mushrooms, spiders, and other dark forest spirits. The game world is inhabited by fantastic creatures, each with their own personality and story. Learn what secrets your village is hiding and make new friends — or maybe new enemies. Gameplay involves traditional platformer mechanics, puzzles, boss battles, conversations with village inhabitants and forest exploration. Some careful thought is necessary, and the hardest moments may leave you racking your brain to find the solution.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens (WayForward, 4th Jun, £25.19 / €27.99) - Shantae is back in an all-new tropical adventure! In her fifth outing, the Half-Genie hero gains new Fusion Magic abilities to explore a vast sunken city, makes new Half-Genie friends, and battles the Seven Sirens in her biggest, most thrilling quest yet! Featuring multiple towns and more labyrinths than ever before, an awesome aquatic journey full of danger and discovery awaits! - Read our Shantae and the Seven Sirens review
Skelattack (Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., 2nd Jun, £15.99 / €19.99) - Being dead is not so bad when you have the Underworld to live in. A magical and expansive world inhabited by quirky, charming and sometimes deadly inhabitants of the afterlife, the Underworld also includes Aftervale. Aftervale is a happy hub where the dead spend eternity and begin to come to terms with their time alive through a Remembrance.
Star-Crossed Myth - The Department of Punishments - (Voltage, 4th Jun, £21.99 / €29.99) - Your days are dreamless and mundane until, one night, you notice a star sparkling in the heavens. Suddenly, the beautiful gods of the stars appear before you. Their goal? To erase their sins. This exquisite, heartrending true love…all began with a sin.
Star-Crossed Myth - The Department of Wishes - (Voltage, 4th Jun, £21.99 / €29.99) - Your days are dreamless and mundane until, one night, you notice a star sparkling in the heavens. Suddenly, the beautiful gods of the stars appear before you. Their goal? To erase their sins. This exquisite, heartrending true love. . . all began with a sin.
Strawberry Vinegar (£9.99 / €9.99) - Sakuraba Rie, aged nine, is a cynical and grumpy girl who cares little for her fellow classmates, and does not have a single friend. That is until a self-proclaimed demon from the deepest, darkest pits of Hell suddenly appears in Rie's kitchen and steals a tray of cookies. What will happen between these two young girls? Will friendship blossom between them, or perhaps something more?
Super Holobunnies: Pause Café (£4.49 / €4.99) - The Holobunnies (a group of hologram bunnies) pass the time on their sweet little home planet by battling each other to see who's the strongest in Brawler mode. They challenge themselves in boss battle simulations to hone their fighting skills in Boss Rush mode.
The TakeOver (Antonios Pelekanos, 4th Jun, £16.19 / €17.99) - The TakeOver is a side-scrolling beat'em up inspired by the genre-defining classic games of the '90s. Battle solo or alongside a friend in local co-op while listening to awesome tunes from Little V Mills, Richie Branson, James Ronald and industry legend Yuzo Koshiro! - Read our The TakeOver review
They Came From the Sky (£0.99 / €0.99) - They Came From the Sky is tiny, retro-styled, highly-addictive and fast-paced arcade game wherein you take the role of one of the Flying Saucers in the 1950s with one and only one Mission: Make a delicious juicy "Human Smoothie"! Your mission is to "rescue" all humans from earth. Some humans will try to take your ship down, so be careful!
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Star-Crossed Myth - The Department of Punishments -
- Star-Crossed Myth - The Department of Wishes -
- Talisman: Digital Edition
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!