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
Paper Mario: The Origami King (Nintendo, 17th Jul, £49.99 / €59.99) - It seems as if King Olly – who claims to be the ruler of the Origami Kingdom – has hatched a devious plot in unleashing his plan to fold the entire world. It looks pretty dangerous on paper, so someone who’s a cut above the rest is needed to save the day! In Paper Mario: The Origami King Mario faces one of his most thrilling challenges yet. Just when matters couldn’t get worse, King Olly has bound Princess Peach’s Castle in giant, coloured streamers and transported it to a distant mountain. He’s even transformed Bowser’s minions into Folded Soldiers and enlisted them in his treacherous cause. - Read our Paper Mario: The Origami King review
Mega Party A Tootuff Adventure (Microids, 14th Jul, £26.99 / €29.99) - The day before school started back, Tootuff heard that it was possible to clone sheep by selecting the very best specimens. Terrified about the idea of being infinitely duplicated, Tootuff shares his concerns with his friends. Fortunately, Hugo always has a solution. If only the best are destined to be cloned, you just have to be as naughty as possible to avoid being chosen.
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (£34.99 / €39.99) - Take control of the most technologically advanced army in the Imperium - The Adeptus Mechanicus in this critically acclaimed turn-based tactical game. Your every decision will shape the missions ahead and ultimately decide the fate of the troops under your command in over 50 hand-crafted missions, including the amazing Heretek DLC missions. Choose your path carefully - the Imperium depends on it.
Switch eShop - New Releases
#Funtime (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, 16th Jul, £10.11 / €11.24) - #Funtime is an explosive twin-stick shooter where shooting isn't your only weapon. #Funtime combines traditional twin-stick shooting with a unique colouring mechanic. Earn bonus points by colouring the playing field and exploding enemies that cross your path. Persistent ship upgrades allow for lengthier runs filled with even more mayhem. Fast and fun gameplay will have you coming back again and again.
BOSSGARD (SandSailorStudio, 15th Jul, £12.99 / €14.99) - WHO’S THE BOSS? It’s finally you! One big, bad, player-controlled Boss goes against a team of Vikings, each with special abilities. Enter BOSSGARD, a hectic 1v2, 1v3, up to 1v5 boss fight multiplayer game in which you get to crush your friends as THE BOSS. You can also fight in viking vs viking FFA or TDM formats.
Caretaker (Playstige Interactive, 16th Jul, £7.19 / €7.99) - You’re an investigative journalist who is “hungry” for a flashy news story. You heard the news of one caretaker in this industrial facility who has gone insane and killed all of his co-workers. Now, the urban legend is that this “caretaker” has returned to this industrial facility and people has seen this “monster back to life”. You want to uncover this myth. You are hungry for truth and maybe this caretaker is hungry for something else.
Explosive Dinosaurs (Flynns Arcade, 16th Jul, £6.99 / €6.99) - The main objective of this game is to destroy friendships with pure competition! (We shall not be liable if you end up having fun) Up to four players on just one TV.
Get 10 Quest (£2.69 / €2.99) - 80 levels, 6 different gameplay and the original endless mode.
Golf (Sabec, 16th Jul, £8.09 / €8.99) - Golf is an open-world 18 hole golf simulator game, which you can either play alone or with another player. Using our unique ball hit engine you decide on the exact point you want to hit the ball giving you a more realistic golf playing experience. Choose between four different golf clubs (driver, iron, wood and putter) which all have different power levels, view the par of every single hole on screen and you can move to any hole to practice.
Home Run High (Kairosoft, 16th Jul, £11.69 / €13) - Can you lead your high school baseball team to ultimate victory? It might be a small after-school club now, but with the right training, even the sky isn't the limit for this team! Train players by assigning them practice drills. You choose what they need to focus on, such as batting or pitching. Install batting cages, showers, or other facilities to make life better for the team. A good environment makes for more effective training! School life is not all about sports, though. Studying is just as important, so make sure to construct educational facilities to upgrade the school. House students in a dorm and they'll have more time for both studying and baseball practice! Pick your best players for the team and test their skill at tournaments.
Neon Abyss (Team17, 14th Jul, £15.99 / €19.99) - Featuring unlimited item synergies and a unique dungeon evolution system, each run diversifies the experience and every choice alters the ruleset. Get ready to unleash hell! With each run, you will be able to unlock new rooms, items, bosses, special rules and even new endings! This means each dungeon is unique and expandable, being tailored to your own specific playstyle. As you progress through each dungeon, random item drops will be key in helping you infiltrate the Abyss and these passive effects can stack between every item. With no limit to how many can apply; a wide variety of combinations will make each run unique. - Read our Neon Abyss review
Never Breakup (indienova, 16th Jul, £7.19 / €7.99) - Never Breakup is a relaxing family game for two players. Play with your friends, lover, or even parents—it is tons of fun for both young and old alike. Players are transformed into ball-shaped animals and then bound together with an elastic rope. It is time for you to test your bond. You will face obstacles and puzzles that will test your skill, cooperation and coordination!
Neversong (Serenity Forge, 16th Jul, £13.09 / €14.49) - Upon waking from a coma, Pete's sister is nowhere to be found. Investigate the screams coming from the heart of Black Wood, the increasingly violent behaviour of the grown-ups, and the strange truth about Pete's past in this hauntingly dreamlike fable. Explore haunting, illustrative levels. Fight your way through hordes of spiders, monsters, and bloodthirsty grownups with your barber's blade. Join your quirky childhood pals and trusty pet bird on an adventure to discover the truth about your recent coma.
Pangeon (Ultimate Games, 14th Jul, £7.19 / €7.99) - Fight your way through to the bottom of the so-called Pangeon - an organisation located in a dungeon that we know very little about (well, except the fact it contains something that has the potential to destroy the entire planet Earth) - eliminate the evil, and save the world from a potential tragedy. A mix of many roguelike games combined into a fun (although short) experience, 8+ levels, various in looks, enemies and loot, 10+ weapons to use - ranging from daggers, swords and ending on magic staffs, bows, etc.
Power Racing Bundle (£15.29 / €16.99) - Enjoy 2 games in 1 with this irresistible speed games pack!
Speedway Racing: Get ready to feel the speed! In Speedway Racing, you will enjoy the fastest, most spectacular races at over 350 km/h, avoiding multiple collisions against 20 rivals. There are several modes available, including Championship, Arcade and 4-player multiplayer. WildTrax Racing: Get ready to feel the wild! 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.
Radical Rabbit Stew (Sold Out, 16th Jul, £11.69 / €14.39) - Get your super spoons ready and whack those crazy rabbits into saucepans to free the space chefs - but think fast or the bunnies will attack!
Featuring bite-sized pick-up-and-play action, fast-paced whack-a-rabbit gameplay, scintillating puzzles, super-sized boss fights, juicy pixel graphics and a sizzling soundtrack, Radical Rabbit Stew is a hare-raising action-arcade puzzle game perfect for new players and 16-bit retro fans alike.
REZ PLZ (Graffiti Games, 15th Jul, £10.79 / €11.99) - REZ PLZ is a pixel art puzzle platformer with a new twist on co-op and single-player gameplay: Kill your brother to solve puzzles and conquer dungeons. Join apprentice wizard brothers Arcan and Zeph as they fight the forces of Dark Arcanum armed with little more than the Resurrection Scroll, a tool they can use to bring each other back to life. As you progress, you will unlock new spells that grant diverse abilities to conquer the increasingly difficult challenges ahead.
Starlit Adventures Golden Stars (£19.99 / €19.99) - Go on epic adventures that will have you explore fantastic worlds, fight nightmarish enemies, collect dazzling treasures, and solve brain-teasing puzzles using an array of Special Suits! Join Bo & Kikki for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime! Take on this family-friendly, vertical scrolling adventure with up to three friends as you try to save the Starlits and recover all the stars taken by Nuru.
Tales from the Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair (Ocean Media, 16th Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) - It has been years since brave Mina Lockheart defeated Lord Strix. But dark shadows are rising once again! Spirits are restless! For he has awaken! Evil Lord Strix is breeding a new army to enslave all creatures from the Dragon Mountains! It is once again up to Mina and her best friend spirit Malik to travel to distant parts of the world and find clues on how to open the passage to a hidden wasteland - Lord Strix's lair.
Tanky Tanks (EpiXR, 16th Jul, £5.99 / €5.99) - Tanky Tanks is an intense, fast-paced tank shooter game. It is fun, easy to learn and addicting. Play alone, together with friends or against your friends and show your navigation and reaction skills in 6 different game modes and countless levels. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s addicting. Deafest the enemy tanks while dodging their deadly bullets. Improve your aim and manoeuvre skill while war itself is trying to end your adventure. Level by level the enemies tanks get faster, smarter and deadlier. Can you make it to the end and defeat their leader?
Ultra Hat Dimension (£4.99 / €4.99) - Ultra Hat Dimension is a puzzle game about adorable hats and people getting punched for wearing them. The catch is that the player can't punch anyone; instead, they must use the power of hats to convince others to do the punching for them. Find and defeat the Spluff responsible for all this chaos! Explore through the levels of the majestic Spluff Palace to find and defeat your arch-nemesis!
Waifu Uncovered (eastasiasoft, 16th Jul, £4.99) - Eight beautiful maidens are under threat of alien attack. Their lives and the fate of the world now rest in your hands. In this simple yet rewarding shoot’em up, take command of multiple ship types, each balanced for a different play style, and blast away clothing that’s been deeply infected by a deadly virus. Evade and destroy enemies as they feverishly work against you, team up in multiplayer or bravely battle alone to save the girl of your dreams.
We should talk. (Whitethorn Digital, 16th Jul, £5.59 / €6.19) - We should talk is a short-form narrative game that will make you think carefully about the words you choose. Can your relationship survive the night? Using a unique narrative choice mechanic, players craft sentences in response to the in-game characters in We should talk. Through this careful choice of words, players express themselves as they discuss ongoing problems about life and romance with their in-game partner over text messages, while also chatting with friends and strangers at their favourite local bar about what’s on their mind.
Switch eShop - Demos
- Factotum 90 Demo
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (2K)||-50%||Wed 22nd Jul|
|Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (DrinkBox Studios)||-60%||Sun 19th Jul|
|Guacamelee! 2 (DrinkBox Studios)||-60%||Sun 19th Jul|
|Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (DrinkBox Studios)||-60%||Sun 19th Jul|
|Severed (Drinkbox Studios)||-60%||Sun 19th Jul|
|Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte)||-70%||Mon 27th Jul|
|L.A. Noire (ROCKSTAR GAMES)||-50%||Wed 22nd Jul|
|Super One More Jump (SMG Studio)||-82%||Mon 10th Aug|
|Death Squared (SMG Studio)||-90%||Mon 10th Aug|
|Dragon Ball FighterZ (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-59%||Tue 21st Jul|
|Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-41%||Tue 21st Jul|
|Doraemon Story of Seasons (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-39%||Tue 21st Jul|
|GOD EATER 3 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-66%||Tue 21st Jul|
|Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)||-49%||Tue 21st Jul|
|Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition (Brace Yoursel)||-80%||Mon 3rd Aug|
|Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Entertainment)||-55%||Thu 13th Aug|
|Gunman Clive HD Collection (Hörberg Productions)||-50%||Thu 30th Jul|
|SteamWorld Dig 2 (Image & Form)||-60%||Fri 31st Jul|
|SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form)||-75%||Fri 31st Jul|
|SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition (Image & Form)||-75%||Fri 31st Jul|
|Castlevania Anniversary Collection (KONAMI)||-75%||Thu 30th Jul|
|Contra Anniversary Collection (KONAMI)||-75%||Thu 30th Jul|
|The Touryst (Shin’en Multimedia)||-30%||Thu 6th Aug|
|FAST RMX (Shin'en Multimedia)||-30%||Thu 6th Aug|
|SUPERHOT (SUPERHOT)||-40%||Thu 30th Jul|
|Yooka-Laylee (Team17)||-66%||Sun 26th Jul|
|Overcooked Special Edition (Team 17)||-66%||Sun 26th Jul|
|Overcooked! 2 (Team17)||-40%||Sun 26th Jul|
|Worms W.M.D (Team17)||-66%||Sun 26th Jul|
|Yoku's Island Express (Team17)||-66%||Sun 26th Jul|
|Blasphemous (Team17)||-50%||Sun 26th Jul|
|Sheltered (Team 17)||-75%||Sun 26th Jul|
|The Escapists 2 (Team17 )||-70%||Sun 26th Jul|
|Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Team17)||-51%||Sun 26th Jul|
|SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (Thunderful)||-50%||Fri 31st Jul|
|Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Activision)||-39%||Fri 31st Jul|
|Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Activision)||-49%||Fri 31st Jul|
|Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Activision)||-49%||Fri 31st Jul|
|Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Blizzard)||-48%||Fri 31st Jul|
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Gal*Gun 2
- Hidden Through Time
- Link-a-Pix Deluxe
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom
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!