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 eShop - Highlights
Crysis Remastered (Crytek, 23rd Jul, £26.99 / €29.99) - Description from publisher:What begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a North Korean island chain. Armed with a powerful Nanosuit, players can become invisible to stalk enemy patrols, or boost strength to lay waste to vehicles. The Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armor, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight, while a huge arsenal of modular weaponry provides unprecedented control over play style. In the ever-changing environment, adapt tactics and gear to dominate your enemies, in an enormous sandbox world.
CARRION (Devolver Digital, 23rd Jul, £17.99 / €19.99) - Description from publisher:CARRION is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. Grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution.
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break (Modus Games, 21st Jul, £24.99 / €29.99) - Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is competitive tower defense and arcade action rolled up with ACE Team's quirky humor into one giant, creative game for the ages. Jump into the expansive, gut-busting story for an eclectic adventure featuring bizarre and irreverent takes on legendary characters, or for the first time, create and share your own levels to compete with friends and strangers online in a real-time mix of hectic tower defense and epic boulder-racing arcade action.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Aeolis Tournament (Beyond Fun Studio, 23rd Jul, £9.76 / €10.61) - Aeolis Tournament is a 3D party action game where up to 8 players compete in various game modes based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters use an air cannon to control the power of the wind and affect their surroundings. It features physics-based gameplay, a tournament mode and local and online multiplayer play.
Aircraft Evolution (Sometimes You, 22nd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) - Aircraft Evolution is an action game, where you have the task of destroying enemy bases by bombarding them with your aircraft. Fight through 4 time periods, from the era of the First World War to futuristic battles. Level up and evolve your aircraft from a wooden plane to a futuristic fighter. Then, refine it by increasing its armor, fuel, speed, firepower and much more. You upgrade as you go, but you can still try to take on a tank armed with plasma cannons using just a wooden plane! 40 different missions are waiting for you.
Arcade Archives KOUTETSU YOUSAI STRAHL (HAMSTER, 22nd Jul, £6.29 / €6.99) - "KOUTETSU YOUSAI STRAHL" is a shooting game released by UPL in 1992. Bent on world domination, mad scientist Gegeben Funkerun has formed the secret society, "Aizerun Geist. " Select from four types of main weapons, sub weapons, and bombs, and use them to destroy the steel fortress KOUTETSU YOUSAI STRAHL! The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.
Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel (Ocean Media, 23rd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) - Meet the ancient Egyptian cult in a search of almighty artifact, Marcus Antonius, King Arthur and many others who tried to kept this omni-powerful object hidden away from those who wanted to use its terrible powers for conquering the world and stop the evil from raising from its grave! - Lead a young detective and confront the ancient Egyptian cult - Meet King Arthur, Cleopatra, Marcus Antonius and other historical characters - Explore the mystical old castle and over 50 other locations - Search the "underworld" and discover the supernatural - Help save the world from the ultimate evil.
Checkers (Sabec, 23rd Jul, £8.09 / €8.99) - From the creators of Chess and for fans of classic board games, we bring you Checkers! Also known as "Draughts", the origins of which are so ancient that a board resembling this game was found dated back to 3,000 BC in the city-state of "Ur" of the ancient Mesopotamia. You can play either against the smart Ai (artificial intelligence) player or against another person. With stunning 3D graphics you will feel you are playing on a real checkers board and you can play using either the joy-con or the touch screen Checkers has a selection of different boards and pieces to choose from.
Colloc (£3.14 / €3.49) - Colloc is a fun puzzle adventure that begins with the arrival of the fearsome Blackhole#24 and the disappearance of all the colors of Colloc’s land. Our mission is clear: Get the colors back and stop the villain! During the game we will meet and manage the Collocs, who use chromatic energy to split or merge. These fun and cute characters will be the key to solving the challenge of the 60 levels that we will have to complete to win. Join the Collocs in this incredible and colorful mission during 6 unique episodes that will leave you wanting more. Save Colloc’s land, fill their world and your life with color. Be a hero solving the most adorable puzzles of the galaxy.
Creaks (Amanita Design, 22nd Jul, £17.99 / €19.99) - The ground starts shaking, light bulbs are breaking - and something rather unusual is happening right behind the walls of your very room. Equipped with nothing but wit and courage, you slowly descend into a world inhabited by avian folk and seemingly deadly furniture monsters. From the creators of indie classics Machinarium and Samorost comes Creaks, a new puzzle adventure game that delights the senses with its hand-painted visuals, precise animation, eerie sounds, and an eclectic original score from Hidden Orchestra. Proceed at your own pace at figuring out the solutions to dozens of carefully designed puzzles, explore the mansion for hidden paintings and uncover the great secret.
Cubicity (£5 / €5.99) - Welcome to Cubicity, a beautiful cube-based adventure! Get caught up in this unique world, which has its own rules and laws that must be followed if you want to reach the finish line. Select your character — there are more than enough to choose from! Gameplay involves solving a wide range of puzzles, with something for everyone! First, you must move your characters into the given formation, then pass a test at the end of each level. Each level gets progressively harder, so you’ll have to keep your skills sharp. There’s only one finish line, and your goal is to get all your characters there, any way you can. It’s up to you to decide how to solve these challenges — you have complete freedom! To complete your mission, you’ll have to employ logic and strategic thinking. Each level you complete earns you a new reward!
Cyber Complex (PolarityFlow, 22nd Jul, £12.59 / €13.99) - Welcome to the Cyber Complex! In the year 2041 global corporations replaced countries and the neuro interface implant became a requirement to work - a requirement to survive. . . Everything, and everyone, is connected. Every move is tracked and there is no more space for individuality. We learned to live with it - we had to. The Eurasian V-Eye Corporation, owning 55 percent of the global resources, started to implant a new compulsory brain mod that was meant to improve the population's productivity. It worked - but not the way people expected it to.
Detective Driver: Miami Files (£8.09 / €8.99) - Become a Detective Driver! Drive various Cars and Boats to investigate crimes, chase down the gang and save the City from corruption! Learn the details of a nefarious plot and use your driving skills to stop it getting out of hand! You will become a Detective, hired to investigate a crime that gets more elaborate with each new detail you learn.
Dex (£17.99 / €19.99) - You play as the mysterious blue-haired girl named Dex who is being hunted by a powerful and enigmatic organization for her unique abilities. Explore the misty, futuristic streets of Harbor Prime in this open-world dystopia. Unearth plots and intrigues, forge alliances and take the fight to your enemies on your quest to take down the system! The world of Dex is designed as a tribute to some of the greatest neo-noir and cyberpunk worlds with a mature storyline, murky atmosphere and distinct characters. Gameplay is a throwback to classic 2D platforming and action games but mixed with deep RPG elements, interactive dialogues and real-time combat - Read our Dex review
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, 23rd Jul, £6.99 / €7.99) - Epic Word Search puzzles are enormous! There are more than 1,500 words hidden in each massive, scrollable grid. This collection contains: Epic America Word Search Epic Monster Word Search Epic Rock Word Search Epic Summer Word Search
Fibbage XL (Jackbox Games, 23rd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) - Fibbage is the lying, bluffing, fib-till-you-win multiplayer trivia party game from the makers of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK! Play with 2-8 players! Fool your friends with your lies, avoid theirs, and find the (usually outrageous) truth. And get this: your phone or tablet is your controller! “The mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is a _____. ” Baby? Rabbit? Ham sandwich? It’s up to you! Fool your opponents into thinking your bluff is true and you’ll rack up the points! But be careful, if you pick an opponent’s bluff, they’ll be doing a Fibbage fancy dance.
GERRRMS (Bugbomb Studio, 23rd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) - Gerrrms is a party brawl game that puts you in the role of a microorganism fighting against its single-celled opponents. Take part in the eternal battle of the microbes! Become one of the sneaky bacteria and tech your friends their place in line. This is the best micro brawl game out there. Play as one of 11 unlockable characters with different personalities. There are as many as seven game modes
GRISAIA PHANTOM TRIGGER 03 (PROTOTYPE, 22nd Jul, £13.49 / €14.99) - Several years after Yuuji Kazami and his friends fought for their lives in a fierce battle, a new generation of heroines gather at Mihama Academy, which has been reinstated as a 'specialist training school'. Taking place in the same world as The Fruit of Grisaia, new characters bring an exciting fresh take in the third story of this brand new series! This thrilling story, which unfolds at the reborn Mihama Academy, will undoubtedly excite not only those who have played previous releases, but those who are new to the series as well!
Hamster Bob (£4.49 / €4.99) - Set out on an amazing journey together with Bob the hamster and discover a world that you will draw yourself. In the game, Bob will be your companion, guide, and friend with whom you can interact. He will help you understand the story and will keep you up to date about what you need to do, and when you should do it. While playing, you will hear a lot of valuable, educational sentences. Bob will regularly remind you to draw and encourage you to do it! Key features: - Dozens of sheets to draw on - Hundreds of outfits and accessories to customize Bob’s appearance - Fun activities like preparing various foods, discovering alien galaxies, sharing GIFs - Interactive background elements
Hunt (Sabec, 23rd Jul, £8.09 / €8.99) - Hunt is a sandbox hunting simulator game where the goal is to hunt as many game in 15 minutes. Your hunding gear includes a sniper rifle, 9mm pistol, shotgun, revolver and a semi-automatic machine gun With so many different kinds of animals to hunt no game will be the same Pick the time to go hunting, If you hunt during the afternoon beware of the bears wandering around, they will attack you and if you are hunting during the night beware of wild attacking wolf packs. The animals you can hunt are randomly created in different sizes and colors and sizes and your score is based on the kind of animal and its size and colour.
Jisei: The First Case HD (£4.99 / €4.99) - A teenager with no name and no home wanders from one city to the next, burdened by the weight of his extraordinary ability. When he is accused of murdering a woman that he's never met, he sets out to prove his innocence and find the true killer. The investigation quickly takes a turn for the complicated when a strange voice appears in his head, warning him to watch his step.
Max and the book of chaos (£6.99 / €7.99) - The story take place in an old castle that has become a summer school. But the castle hide a lot of secrets. A legendary old book that has the power to open portals between dimensions and times lies there. This book is imbued with the power of the dark matter and has been hidden for millennia. But now Someone has unleashed its power. The portals has been opened and our world has been invaded by hordes of strange, fun and chaotic enemies. And YES, Max Racoon is our only true hope.
Mittelborg: City of Mages (£7.99 / €6.39) - Mittelborg is the heart of this world and thousands of swords are aimed at it. Monsters, nomads, mercenaries, living deads and rebellious spirits — Chaos does not sleep and besieges the Universe. Collect resources, get ready for tempests, keep guards on the walls and mages at the towers. While lots of blood are spilt, remember what is at stake. It is better to shed a gallon of blood than lose a single leaf from the Tree of Order. Think and rule! Mittelborg claims for your unfaltering watch, Chancellor! Different events enforce you to make hard decisions all the time.
Need a packet? (£5.03 / €5.59) - “Need a packet? ” is a horror-simulator about supermarket cashier, who is gradually losing her mind from routine work. She starts to feel that the cash register is turning into a medieval tower, while dragons and chimeras are flying around and trying to kill Molly. Events take place on the background of a garbage crisis in the city. Grounds are rotting, recycling factories are overcrowded, water is poisoned and citizens start to disappear in the local forests. “Beep Beep Beep” – that's what you'll hear in your head all day after playing “Need a packet? ”. Go crazy!
Neverending Nightmares (Infinitap Games, 22nd Jul, £13.49 / €14.99) - Neverending Nightmares is a psychological horror game inspired by the developer's actual battle with mental illness. In the game, you take on the role of Thomas who awakens from a terrible nightmare only to find that he is still dreaming. As he descends deeper through the layers of hellish dreamscapes, he must hide from horrifying apparitions and outrun his inner demons. He must discover which of the horrors he encounters are a manifestation of his own psychological state and figure out what reality will be when he finally wakes up.
One Dog Story (Big Way, 20th Jul, £11.69 / €12.99) - Engaging pixel adventure game with RPG elements, gameplay that’ll get you hooked for hours. You wake up in an underground laboratory, free again after a horrific accident Do You Miss Those Good Old Platform Games? Do you have a soft spot for extensive storylines and original dialog? Do you enjoy not just destroying hundreds of enemies, but also exploring new worlds? One Dog Story is an engaging pixel adventure game with RPG elements, gameplay that’ll get you hooked for hours, and well-developed characters.
Panzer Paladin (Tribute Games, 21st Jul, £16 / €18) - The sight of giant swords blazing through the night sky might be hair-raising, but stand your ground! The sinister Ravenous and his legions of brutal demons are poised for battle. Even all the armies of the world can’t stop them, but humanity has one final ace in the hole: cutting-edge power armor called Paladin. It's now up to a strong-willed android named Flame to become a Squire, pilot the Paladin and track down all Weapon Keepers and their diabolical leader. - Read our Panzer Paladin review
Quiplash (Jackbox Games, 23rd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) - For 3-8 Players and an Audience of thousands! The team behind the hit party games YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Fibbage, and Drawful presents Quiplash, the laugh-a-minute battle of wits and wittiness! Use your phone or tablet to answer simple prompts like “Something you’d be surprised to see a donkey do” or “The worst soup flavor: Cream of _____. ” No rules, no correct answers! Say whatever you want! Your answer is pitted against another player’s answer in a head-to-head clash of cleverness and comedy (or just “Which answer is least stupid? ”).
Rainswept (£8.09 / €8.99) - Detective Michael Stone arrives in the small town of Pineview to assist the local police force with a seemingly simple case - A couple is found dead in their kitchen. The locals believe it to be a case of murder-suicide, their speculation fueled by rumors of the turbulent nature of the couple's relationship. Help Detective Stone, assisted by the driven and empathetic Amy Blunt, discover the truth behind Chris and Diane's story. But be warned: the further he pursues the case, the more his own past shall come back to haunt him. And the closer his sanity will be pushed to the edge.
Retrovamp (Davide Jensen, 20th Jul, £1.34 / €1.49) - Inspired by famous harcore 2D games, RetroVamp is a colorful retro-style platformer that will challenge every player to reach the top of a vertical scrolling scenario. By sliding, jumping and wall riding you will move around a map filled with obstacles, at every death you will be forced to start from the beginning or from one of the five checkpoints that you can spawn around the map.
Rogue Company: Starter Founder's Pack (Hi-Rez Studios, 20th Jul) - Description from publisher:Rogue Company is the third-person tactical action shooter that puts the fate of the world in your hands. Suit up as one of the elite agents of Rogue Company, each with their own individual set of skills, and go to war in a variety of different game modes.Rogue Company is action packed with no shortage of weapons, gadgets, and style. The mission starts now. Save the Day, Look Good, Get Paid.
SUSHI REVERSI (Caerux, 23rd Jul, £11.99 / €12.99) - Introducing real-time reversi where sushi rampages across the board! A maximum of 4 sushi scrambles for isolation plates on a variety of stages which is a big runaway! ? Let's make full use of items and skills to interfere!
Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix (Ocean Media, 23rd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) - Mina Lockheart's dreams became unbearable nightmares. She dreamt about her grandmother Kate and their old family house being eaten by flames. One day, Mina decided to travel back to their family estate to make peace with her own memories and feelings of loss and loneliness.
Up Cliff Drive (£4.49 / €4.99) - Drive over hilly tracks, collect stars, coins and pickups to upgrade your cars and get further! Also watch out for various obstacles!
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|RAYMAN® LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION (Ubisoft)||-75%||Mon 3rd Aug|
|Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft)||-60%||Mon 3rd Aug|
|Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Gold Edition (Ubisoft)||-60%||Mon 3rd Aug|
|ABZÛ (505 Games)||-30%||Tue 28th Jul|
|Last Day of June (505 Games)||-50%||Tue 28th Jul|
|Mortal Kombat 11 (WB Games)||-50%||Wed 5th Aug|
|Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath (WB Games)||-25%||Wed 5th Aug|
|Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection (WB Games)||-25%||Wed 5th Aug|
|Collection of Mana (SQUARE ENIX)||-50%||Sun 2nd Aug|
|FINAL FANTASY VII (SQUARE ENIX)||-50%||Sun 2nd Aug|
|FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered (SQUARE ENIX)||-50%||Sun 2nd Aug|
|Trials of Mana (SQUARE ENIX)||-20%||Sun 2nd Aug|
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda
- Fantasy Strike
- Neon Abyss
- Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
- ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4
- SUSHI REVERSI
- Urban Flow
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!