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
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (NIS America, 30th Jun, £53.99 / €59.99) - Rean Schwarzer uncovers a dark plot that threatens his homeland. To face their enemies, he must prepare a new generation of heroes as an instructor at a new branch campus and guide them towards victory. - Read our The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Balloon Pop for Toddlers & Kids - Learn Numbers, Letters, Colors & Animals (winterworks, 1st Jul, £5.99 / €6.99) - Popping Balloons has never been so much fun! This game was created for (and with the help of) children of ages two and up. It features fun and relaxing gameplay and was designed to be super-easy to use. It was carefully tested with the help of small children and is guaranteed to be frustration free. The speed and size of the balloons can be customized to fit your child's age and skill level. A variety of funny surprises makes learning even more fun and diverse.
Biped (Postmeta Games, 2nd Jul, £11.46 / €12.70) - Biped is a coop action adventure game with a strong focus on moment-to-moment collaboration between 2 players. Two little bipedal robots, Aku and Sila, will walk side by side and embark on a fun and bonding journey. You control the robot's two legs using two sticks. This allows you to perform various moves—from simple walking and sliding to more advanced actions, like operating machinery or cutting wood. Enjoy the adventure solo or grab a friend or a family member and have a blast together in co-op mode.
Clash Force (£4.99 / €4.99) - The Evil Crackman and his minions are causing mayhem, and only Clash Force is up to the task of stopping his fiendish plans! GuideVoom, Scorpido, or Echid through forest bases, hydrofied deserts, underground mines and eventually to Crackman’s Flying Fortress where the final battle will unfold! Dodge enemies, shoot your foes, and collect better powerups to reach Crackman’s fortress and save the day in this love letter to classic 8-bit run-and-gun action games and 80s cartoons! Can you save the day?
Couch Co-Op Bundle Vol. 2 (Digerati, 2nd Jul, £6.20 / €6.89) - It’s time to get cosy with your best bud again for another round of unmissable co-op action. This bundle contains the following games, all of which feature local/couch co-op (as well as single-player modes): Black Paradox: A fast-paced roguelite shoot 'em up with vibrant pixel art and a synth-wave soundtrack. Unleash an arsenal of weapons, power-ups, drones, and other upgrades as you battle waves of interstellar enemies Shikhondo - Soul Eater: Set within a beautiful and bizarre world of Asian mythology, survive blistering bullet-hell action and hypnotic barrage patterns in this intense Korean shmup Bleed: A furiously fun and fast-paced arcade action game. Master the art of air-dodging and bullet-reflecting to stylishly take down a relentless barrage of bad guys and bosses Vertical Drop Heroes: A procedural platformer RPG hybrid with roguelike elements.
Digerati Indie Darling Bundle Vol. 3 (Digerati, 2nd Jul, £6.82 / €7.57) - Four fantastic indie favourites from Digerati! This bundle contains Omega Strike, Shikhondo - Soul Eater, Nefarious, and 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. Omega Strike: Defeat Doctor Omega and his mutant armies in this gorgeous pixel art metroidvania. Explore the world, find its hidden treasures, and upgrade your weapons to stop the Doc’s march toward world domination. Shikhondo - Soul Eater: Set within a beautiful and bizarre world of Asian mythology, this Korean bullet-hell shoot ‘em up offers intense action across a variety of game modes, including Arcade, Hardcore, and Local Co-op. Nefarious: Tired of playing the hero? Nefarious is a 2D action platformer where you get to be the villain! Step into the wily shoes of Crow, an evil genius on a quest to steal princesses for his royalty-powered death ray.
Dune Sea (Joydrop, 30th Jun, £7.99 / €8.99) - Dune Sea a side-scrolling adventure goose game that lets you fly like a bird. In Dune Sea, you guide a migrating bird that got separated from its flock due to a catastrophic event. In order to survive, you need to fly across beautiful landscapes of strange and foreign lands while collecting items and avoiding predators. The game features a goose protagonist flying over 12 individually handcrafted levels, each with its own original music track composed by Jake Butineau, creating a unique atmospheric experience. This edition contains the extension 'Neon Sea' with 3 additional levels, featuring new retro-style areas with synthwave music Fly in either Classic or Zen mode: Classic has the full experience with challenges, while in Zen mode the player becomes invincible for easy and continuous exploration.
FINAL SWORD (HUP Games, 2nd Jul, £14.29 / €15.9) - The source of evil, it has brought numerous monster corps. Defeat the source of evil by acquiring various skills and magics through the adventure. You will experience breathtaking battles with real fantasy monsters.
Ghost Grab 3000 (£3.59 / €3.95) - A challenging arcade score-attack game with a unique mechanic. . . THE GRAPPLE BEAM. Chain together ghosts with your energy beam, then destroy them all at once to earn points. The longer your chain, the bigger your score multiplier. Destroy endless waves of increasing difficulty, navigate a frantic phantom bullet hell, and unlock 'Robot Mods' to help you climb the leaderboards. Each session lasts just a few minutes! It's perfect to kill some time (and ghosts) during a lunch break or to compete with friends! FEATURES THE GRAPPLE BEAM: Chain ghosts together, destroy them all at once, and even absorb bullets for energy using this unique new game mechanic. ENDLESS BULLET HELL: The spectral onslaught never stops! Fight ever-increasing enemy numbers until your little robot chassis can take no more. POWER-UPS: Blast ghosts with EMP shockwaves or rocket-boost to safety. Choose how you power-up your abilities in unique ways to make each run play differently.
Infini (£10.80 / €12.00) - As Hope drifts deeper into Infinity, Reality begins to suffer. There doesn’t seem to be any way out, and Hope is by nature doomed to carry on. Challenge your mind to help him out.
Master the innovative camera manipulation mechanic to change your perspective and discover new mazes, abilities and characters such as Time, War, Fatality or Technology - who can be helpful allies or deceitful foes in this 8-hour long story-driven puzzle adventure.
Infliction: Extended Cut (Blowfish Studios, 2nd Jul, £16.19 / €17.99) - Wander through an interactive nightmare set within the confines of a once-happy household. Piece together the mystery behind a harrowing series of events while struggling to survive encounters with an entity that relentlessly stands in the way of finding absolution. Explore a home crystalised by tragedy and uncover the heartbreaking secrets hidden within messages, artwork, household objects, and other vestiges of domestic life. Uncover clues and use items to unlock new paths and make discoveries while doing everything possible to avoid the malevolent presence inhabiting the residence. Hide under tables or beneath beds and harness light sources like camera flashes to stun the spirit and momentarily elude its pursuit. Infliction couples a story-driven approach to horror with a dynamic atmosphere to produce an unsettling and unpredictable first-person experience that deals in mature subject matter.
Keen: One Girl Army (Phoenixx, 2nd Jul, £11.33 / €12.59) - Kim is a lovely 8 year old girl that lives in a peaceful insular island with her grandmother. Abandoned by her mother not long after birth, she must put grievances aside to focus on something of utter importance The pink heart on the cheeks is their birthmark and the protection of Village, their duty. Following a trail of brainwashed minions and high-tech robot soldiers, she would soon find herself in the middle of a world-domination plot carried on by an evil secret society! Unveil Kim's story as she tries to save the day! Discover secret items, unlock secret levels and get special powers! Slash your way through several unique enemies! Also. . . boss battles! BIG, maze-like dungeons, spanning from mysterious forests to top-secret underwater labs!
My Bewitching Perfume (OperaHouse, 1st Jul, £17.98 / €19.99) - ■Romance story "Even though he's so disinterested in love, for just a moment it's like he's been enchanted. It's all because of the perfume I made. . . " He's a handsome soushoku danshi who's had a bad experience in love that he's never been able to tell anyone. However, he suddenly turns into a nikushoku danshi! ? The perfume I made has a dangerously seductive fragrance. Before we realize it, it's caused him to abandon all reason. . .
Pool Slide Story (Kairosoft, 2nd Jul, £11.69 / €13) - Splish, splash, splosh! The time has come to create some waves and open your very own wet, wonderful (sometimes whacky) water park! Hear that? That’s the sound of super-slippy pool-slide shenanigans. You want in? Of course you do. Expand your water park, adding exciting facilities, and become the talk of the town. Your visitors will take selfies at your park, generating free publicity for you! Befriend them and they'll send you comments and suggestions. Make your visitors happy by offering a range of foods and beverages for purchase at food stalls, creating colored or scented pools, and giving away free floats and swimwear. Collect ingredients and cook foods, then create menus for your food stalls.
Singled Out (£3.59 / €3.95) - In Singled Out you must identify your target in a crowd of alien weirdos before time runs out. The quicker you are, the higher you score! 1. You have 10 seconds to shoot the GALACTIC SUPERCRIMINAL. 2. Identify the target using the 3 descriptions provided. 3. Only one person in the crowd has all 3 traits. Don't shoot the wrong one! Singled Out is a short, simple but challenging arcade game where the goal is simply to beat your high score, climb the leaderboards, or last as long as you can. It's ideal for 5 minute breaks or parties (where everyone can work together and yell at the person playing).
SWARMRIDERS (QUByte Interactive, 30th Jun, £0.89 / €0.99) - 400 years before the events of UBERMOSH:BLACK, the Blade Saint was just a mercenary gunner, shredding eyes on the backseat of a bike. A "machine gun swarm surfing minigame". Players can expect a few minutes of elegant gameplay, responsive controls and a heart-pumping original soundtrack.
Tennis 1920s (Helium9 Games, 30th Jun) - Transport yourself back to the 1920s – the golden age of tennis – in Tennis 1920s. Join refined ladies and gentlemen partaking in a good old-fashioned battle of wits and skill on the court. Use Joy-Con or touch/swipe controls to place shots and dictate where your player moves. As you play, our new AI system learns your playstyle and can play tennis games as you against other players when you are away. Do you prefer to serve and volley or stick to the baseline and smash powerful forehands? Whatever your style, hit tennis courts and enjoy tactical gameplay while honing your skills. Compete with players from all over the world and become number one tennis champion!
The Otterman Empire (Tri-Heart Interactive, 2nd Jul, £19.99 / €22.99) - You must gear up, strap on your jetpack and travel across the galaxy in havoc causing, party game mayhem! With rapidly changing game modes, 8 customisable characters and game changing hazards, no round of The Otterman Empire will ever be the same!
the StoryTale (Redblack Spade, 30th Jun, £9.89 / €10.79) - Once upon a time, a Little Princess who didn’t want to be a queen, slipped out of a palace in search of a mysterious amulet. She believed that the amulet would give her magical powers and help to become a real sorceress. Meanwhile, the Immortal Prince of the neighbor kingdom, having heard about the princess' disappearance, bravely sets off to find her, armed with cursed weapons and breaking through the horde of goblins.
The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature (ARTE Experience, 2nd Jul, £12.14 / €13.49) - The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature goes back to the roots of Mary Shelley’s legendary novel, Frankenstein, and invites players to discover a being quite different from the pop culture icon: Starring a creature born neither good nor evil traveling through Europe in a search to find its origins and to learn about humanity. This journey is emotional and challenging for both the creature and the player as beauty and kindness are often followed by darkness, fear and hate.
UBERMOSH:BLACK (QUByte Interactive, 30th Jun, £0.89 / €0.99) - UBERMOSH:BLACK is the second volume and one of the most iconic chapters of the "90 seconds", gun-filled, pit combat game. Be the Blade Saint, returning for a few more rounds of UBERMOSH. Cut bullets with your sword, shoot with heavy guns, and splatter enemies with a rage-fueled psionic wave. Welcome back, to UBERMOSH.
Zombies ruined my day (£3.59 / €3.99) - Survive in a hostile environment using all sorts of weapons. Defend your position with barricades, blow up groups of zombies with grenades, sweep the area away with a Gatling and more! All in a fully action packed game with colorful backgrounds and fearsome monsters. Show us that you're more than a snack for zombies! Features - 27 challenging levels across 3 distinct zones - 6 zombie types and 3 huge bosses - 8 weapons to unlock - Colorful cartoony graphics - And an amusing background story!
Switch eShop - Demos
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Crysis Remastered (Crytek, pre-order from 1st Jul)
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Mutant Mudds Collection (Atooi )||-90%||Fri 31st Jul|
|Sky Rogue (Fractal Phase)||-50%||Thu 9th Jul|
|X-Morph: Defense (EXOR Studios)||-80%||Sun 2nd Aug|
|Unit 4 (Qubic Games)||-90%||Sun 26th Jul|
|Blazing Beaks (QubicGames)||-86%||Sun 26th Jul|
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Blaster Master Zero 2
- Jigsaw Masterpieces
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
- Titan Quest
- Trials® Rising
- 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!