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 - New Releases
FAIRY TAIL (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, 30th Jul, £54.99 / €69.99) - Play as powerful mages from different guilds. A total of 16 playable characters! Various characters from guilds other than "Fairy Tail" appear! Also, the game includes an original episode. Magic battles, Fairy Tail style. Familiar moves from the source material such as Unison Raid and Extreme Magic can be performed! There are also Unison Raids that are original to the game. The town of Magnolia and inside of the guild are fully depicted. Complete missions that appear on the request board, raise your guild's rank with your comrades, and aim to become the No. 1 guild!
Instant Sports Summer Games (Plug In Digital, 30th Jul, £22.49 / €24.99) - Relay race, high jump, javelin throw, triple jump, archery, tennis, hurdle race, soccer, baseball, rafting and bowling. New gameplay, new controls, new customisations... Single and multiplayer modes, up to 8 players.
SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION (SNK, 28th Jul, £35.99 / €39.99) - The ULTIMATE collection is here! It all began in ’93, and now, the weapon-based fighting game series that swept the world is ready to be taken home in a new stellar collection! Six NEOGEO titles as well as one mysterious, unreleased game are featured! Each game features Online Battle Modes as well as a Museum Mode and Music Player. This collection is a must-have for all SAMURAI SHODOWN fans across the globe!
Switch eShop - New Releases
Ageless (Team17, 28th Jul, £10.99 / €14.99) - Lost, confused and alone. What will Kiara do when she suddenly finds herself with the power to control the age of flora and fauna? An ability that was bestowed onto her by a magical obelisk. Traverse a puzzle-platforming world unlike any other, full of myths and magic. Embark on an emotional journey where you will be faced with tough choices and forced to face your inner demons. Follow Kiara as she is thrown into a world of wonder and heartache. Manipulate the age of animals and plant-life as you find your way through intricate environmental puzzles and defeat the merciless bosses that stand in your way. - Read our Ageless review
Buried Stars (LINE Games, 30th Jul, £44.99 / €49.99) - "Buried Stars" is a new mystery adventure game developed by Team Largo and LINE Games Corporation. A collapse that broke out at a live broadcast of a survival audition TV show. A fatal incident occurs in front of trapped performers and staff. Who is the murderer? Why... How could this happen?
Country Tales (Ocean Media, 30th Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) - Ted used to be a simple farmer. But he just couldn't see himself being a farmer his whole life. He wanted more. So Ted decided to leave for the big city and finish school there. Once he was done with his education, he decided it's finally time to find a job somewhere. And he found one in a small town called Sunset Hills. He got a job as an assistant in the mayor's office.
Cubers: Arena (Teyon, 30th Jul, £13.49 / €14.99) - Cubers: Arena is an electrifying arena brawler/twin-stick slasher game. Play as Baller, a slave fighting his way through an array of gladiators to reclaim his freedom. Multifaceted and immersive game modes; 4 uniquely themed arenas, all with their own atmospheric effects and enemies, destructible environments and boss fights in Campaign mode. An extensive line up of multiplayer (and solo!) mini-games!
Dodo Peak (£6.74 / €8.99) - Play as a dodo bird to find and rescue your lost babies from a series of dangerous peaks. Manoeuvre them home while avoiding obstacles and enemies! Dodo Peak is a throwback to the classic arcade platformers of the past with a modern twist. Collect coins, dodge sneaky snakes, avoid malevolent monkeys, grab power-ups for extra speed or super strength, and strive for the best time across a stunning variety of handcrafted islands. As your pack grows, so does the challenge in bringing them home!
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises (£13.49 / €14.99) - Entertaining plunge into the world of debauched elites, alluring women and corrupted cops, where power is the ultimate currency. This is a thrilling introduction to the brand new Hidden Object Game series in the tradition of best police dramas. Welcome to the magic city of palm trees, yachts and pleasant living, a place where the elite high rollers park their sleek Lambos for free with a handicap tag.
FootGoal! Tiki Taka (£4.49 / €4.99) - The first official table of the classic, popular football game. For gamers, for football fans. A retro, fun way to enjoy football. Short passes, long balls, lobs, or just shooting. Intuitive, rapid controls, and ball speeds of up to 120 km/h. Try out your reflexes, skills and strategies.
Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition (BlitWorks, 30th Jul, £17.99 / €19.99) - Encounter endless hordes of enemies, traps, puzzles, secrets and tons of loot, as you battle your way through procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the Forsaken Spire. Upgrade to grant your persistent heroes with various enhancements that will further help you in your quest, and even bring them to your friends' game!
Hotel Sowls (CFK, 30th Jul, £5.93 / €6.56) - As a pharmacologist looking for success, you obtained a mysterious stone found in Sowls. "With this stone, I'll be able to conduct successful research!" Afterwards, you visited "Hotel Sowls" to get some good rest and found out the next morning your precious stone has disappeared! "Someone must've stolen it!" So begins your investigation to find your stone...
Interrogation: You will be deceived (Mixtvision, 28th Jul, £12.99 / €12.99) - As a police detective tasked with bringing down a dangerous terrorist group, you fight on two fronts: interrogating suspects & managing your team and its reputation. With time running out, how far will you go to stop these criminals? Manipulation, threats or even torture? Does the end justify the means?
Kingdom Rush (Ironhide Game Studio, 30th Jul, £8 / €9.99) - Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command! Fight on forests, mountains, and wastelands, customising your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specialisations! Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the Kingdom from the forces of darkness!
Locomotion (Polyfox, 30th Jul, £8.09 / €8.99) - “Howdy partner! My gold’s been stolen! Could you help me get it back with that there marvellous technical thingy-ma-bob you’ve got there?” Locomotion is a spectacular single-player train puzzle game. Sit back, relax and chill for an afternoon of excellent, entertainment and excitement, or, pick up and go as you solve puzzles on the move! Guide your train to the exit of each level, collect all of your gold and travel to new heights! Locomotion is the perfect family-friendly casual puzzle game.
Lost Wing (£7.19 / €7.19) - Storm your way through three unique worlds, beat each stage, and destroy the bosses! Featuring an original electronic soundtrack, multiple play modes, stages, ships and weapons. Lost Wing is a perfect challenge for the most demanding players. Three worlds, four types of tracks, several difficulty modes and infinite hours of gameplay. Feel the adrenaline rush at intense speeds and slow-down time when it's getting a little too close for comfort. Unlock multiple ships and upgrade them with power ups. Show your might and destroy the megabosses. Compete against other players on the online leaderboards. Focus on the acceleration infused original electronic soundtrack. - Read our Lost Wing review
Megadimension Neptunia VII (Idea Factory, 28th Jul, £21.59 / €23.99) - A new group has replaced Gamindustri’s Goddesses seemingly overnight, and Neptune’s nowhere in sight! Warped into a decimated new dimension, the Nep sisters join a mysterious Goddess to fight against a massive new threat to save the Zero Dimension. Can they save multiple dimensions and restore order to Gamindustri?
Merchant of the Skies (AbsoDev, 30th Jul, £13.49 / €14.99) - Merchant of the Skies is a trading game with light base-building and tycoon elements. You start off as a captain of a small cloudship and work your way towards establishing your own trade company. Merchant of the skies is an experimental game: it does not have a distinct genre, but tries to capture the feeling of travelling the world and establishing your own company. That means we try to incorporate exploration, base building, trading and some minor RPG elements into the game.
Naught (£16.19 / €17.99) - Naught is a platform videogame with a unique control where you rotate the environment to change gravity and guide the main character, Naught, through labyrinth levels full of challenges, hidden places and secrets. Featuring varied, dynamic gameplay, Naught explores 40 levels where he must dodge danger and enemies arising from the shadows, discover hidden places, collect seeds of light that will help him access blocked areas, and recover the diamond fragments that possess enormous power.
Nicole (£16.99 / €18.99) - Nicole is a dating simulator that revolves around your day-to-day life as a college student. Classes, homework and mysterious abductions! You can take up part-time jobs to earn money, explore various locations, do recreational and extra-curricular activities, and meet intriguing characters like Darren, Kurt, Jeff and Ted. You might even get to date the culprit!
Nowhere Prophet (No More Robots, 30th Jul, £14.61 / €16.26) - Build a loyal band of followers and survive the journey across a broken world. Barely. Take on the role of a powerful leader and mystic. Empowered with the gifts of technopathy, the ability to sense and affect electrical currents. You are the last hope to a band of outcasts and refugees. Lead them across the randomly generated wastelands. Pick fights with greedy slavers and crazy machines using the turn-based card combat. Can you survive long enough to reach the mysterious Crypt?
Paint your Pet (£4.49 / €4.99) - Paint your Pet allows the player to paint different pets. You can use a variety of colours and textures to make incredible animals. Save your creations and return to it at any time you want to modify it! Paint your Pet is a fun, easy to pick up game, suitable for children at any age.
Rugby Challenge 4 (Tru Blu Games, 28th Jul, £49.99 / €59.99) - Catch your rivals off guard using set plays with 10 different moves, including cross-kick! Women’s Sevens Rugby with 16 international teams, including 5 licensed teams. Make the ultimate rugby player with both the kit creator and the enhanced player creator! AI formations and improved positioning of players making the game more realistic and challenging for those experienced rugby heads.
Sagrada (Dire Wolf Digital, 29th Jul, £14.49 / €15.99) - Bring your stained glass masterpiece to dazzling digital life in Sagrada, the dice-drafting board game from Floodgate Games. Take turns selecting colourful dice and placing them in your gorgeous stained-glass window. The artisan who creates the most beautiful window wins. Choose your dice carefully! Find the perfect fit for each piece of your window: restrictions on both the colour and number showing on your die make for a puzzling challenge.
Sentinels of Freedom (Underbite Games, 30th Jul, £20.19 / €22.39) - Prepare for a story-driven campaign within the Sentinel Comics universe as you join forces with an ever-growing team of heroes to face a wide variety of villains. What seems like a typical bank heist reveals itself to be just the beginning of a much more sinister plan! Create your hero, gather your team, and save the world in this exciting new turn-based strategy!
Spiral Memoria -The Summer I Meet Myself- (DIGIMERCE, 30th Jul, £22.49 / €24.99) - This is a heart-warming story that takes place in high school during early summertime. Face the tragic truth and spend a short, sweet summer with your new romantic interest. The main character doesn't have any memory before high school. She goes on a journey to find out about her past and discovers the shocking truth. The game is based on original character designs by the illustrator, Hazuki Futaba. The entire dialogues are recorded by excellent voice actors including Yuto Suzuki, Daisuke Kishio, Kazuyuki Okitsu, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka for the roles of the romantic interests.
The Executioner (£8.99 / €9.99) - Fusing elements of a traditional RPG with investigation, exploration and moral decision-making, it invites players to take on the role of a man who must seek a signed confession from those he is about to put to death. With a predominantly text-based interface unfolding engaging story, The Executioner promises a dark and unsettling atmosphere, and a world filled with moral ambiguity With the threat of revolution on the cards will you fight for monarchy and tradition or revolt in the name of progress? Do you support emerging science or follow the mystical path? Will you desensitize yourself to the violence you have to inflict or try to preserve your humanity? The decision is yours. So are the consequences.
They Breathe (Bulbware, 29th Jul, £3.19 / €3.55) - In the first game by The Working Parts, a lone frog descends into the depths of a flooded forest, not yet knowing the full extent of its tragedy. To survive in a brutal, oxygen-obsessed ecosystem, you must help it see the patterns and hidden truths that make up the rules of the forest - horrible as they may be. Now as a new remastered version, rebuilt from the ground up and enhanced with local co-op mode.
Time Tenshi (Silver Cow Studio, 30th Jul, £9.34 / €10.19) - Team up with Rose, Kyo and Michelle - the beautiful Time Tenshi (Time Angels) - in this exciting visual novel as you enter the amazing world of time travel, made possible by the work of Tensai Shiro, the genius inventor behind the Time Window: mankind's first functioning time machine! Playing as Kenji - a young man who loses everything to a terrible house fire - you'll discover just how far the limits of time can be pushed as you join the Time Tenshi in their missions into history!
Tiny Racer (£7.19 / €7.99) - Pick your tiny car, push the gas down and start the great race. Try not to fall on Monkey Bridge. Hold on tight and be careful on the ramps in Forest Jumper. Watch out for sharp turns and be the first in Rock Heaven. Don’t let the messy kitchen beat you in Cooking Madness. Speed through sunbeds and surfboards right to the finish line in Beach Party. Play alone or have fun together with your friends, kids or parents. Everything thanks to a well balanced and easy to change difficulty settings and local multiplayer.
Switch eShop - Demos
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Valfaris (Big Sugar)||-50%||Sun 23rd Aug|
|Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo)||-30%||Tue 11th Aug|
|Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 13th Aug|
|Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 13th Aug|
|OKAMI HD (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 13th Aug|
|Mega Man 11 (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 13th Aug|
|Mega Man X Legacy Collection (CAPCOM)||-50%||Thu 13th Aug|
|Resident Evil (CAPCOM)||-35%||Thu 13th Aug|
|Mega Man Legacy Collection (CAPCOM Europe)||-33%||Thu 13th Aug|
|Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (CAPCOM Europe)||-60%||Thu 13th Aug|
|Darkest Dungeon® (Red Hook Studios)||-40%||Thu 6th Aug|
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- DRAGON BALL® FighterZ
- FAIRY TAIL
- GROOVE COASTER WAI WAI PARTY!!!!
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix
- Megadimension Neptunia VII
- 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!