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
AVICII Invector (Wired Productions, 8th Sep, £15.99 / €19.99) - Belt up and blast into the rhythmic regions of unexplored space in AVICII Invector. Created in collaboration with the late superstar DJ, AVICII Invector is a pulse-pounding, frenetic rhythm-action experience. Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade and attack every beat in 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, including global chart toppers: Without You, Wake Me Up and Lay Me Down. Fly solo or recreate the party feeling of an AVICII concert with heart-thumping, competitive gameplay. Each track is built to perfectly match the on-screen visuals taking you through a musical odyssey of serene exploration. Find your rhythm, feel the beat and keep the musical journey flowing.
Bounty Battle (Merge Games, 11th Sep, £15.99 / €19.99) - Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favourite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! , Darkest Dungeon, Flinthook, Dead Cells, Axiom Verge, Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features over 25 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Each fighter comes with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players. A host of game modes including a Tournament mode, Local-Multiplayer, Tutorial and Training Room to master your character.
Inertial Drift (£15.29 / €17.99) - Twin-stick drifting! Twice the controls, twice the control! A completely new level of precision allows for drifts a hair's breadth away from the crash barrier, making every turn intense! 16 different driving styles! Every character and their car in Inertial Drift have a unique driving style! Pick your favourite technique or master all of them to become the ultimate racer! 90s Retro-Future setting! 20 tracks, flooded by the lights of pink Japanese sunset and vibrant neon-cities, set the stage for thrilling chases! Intense 1-on-1 racing! Scaling the races down to duels adds excitement to every face-off, giving you an adrenaline boost every time you see headlights in your back mirror and hear the music pick up!
RPG Maker MV (£44.99 / €49.99) - An epic journey begins…with YOU! Become a master game developer with RPG Maker MV. With an arsenal of tools at your fingertips create elaborate, exciting, and memorable video games straight from your console! Then, share your adventures online with other players, who can enjoy your epic chronicles! The possibilities are endless with the latest and greatest RPG Maker software. With hundreds of assets and an infinite number of ways to create your game, turn your dream tale into the next greatest video game!
RPG Maker MV Player (Free Download) - Enjoy role-playing games made by fellow gamers with the RPG Maker MV Player, free for download and play, even without the RPG Maker MV software!
Switch eShop - New Releases
Adventures of Pip (TicToc Games, 10th Sep, £7.69 / €8.5) - Welcome to the next evolution of the classic side-scrolling action platform game! Journey with Pip as he sets out to save Princess Adeline from the evil Queen DeRezzia. Pip’s quest begins when he learns he can absorb the Bitstream from his fallen foes to evolve and devolve between three different forms - single pixel, 8-bit, and 16-bit! Each transformation provides different powers that Pip can use to solve environmental puzzles and blast through enemies. Pip’s tale leads players through five different stylized worlds with up to 10 hours of epic adventuring gameplay. Inspired by classic platformers, Adventures of Pip basks in a world where players can defeat a huge 32-bit boss as an 8-bit character or even as a single-pixel.
Bake 'n Switch (Streamline Media Group, Inc., 10th Sep, £24.99 / €29.99) - It has been centuries since the Master Bakers left the World of Fla, the fabled lands of living Dough. But something is rising again. The Mould is back! More powerful and infectious than ever before. It's spread to all corners of the World, gobbling up every species of Dough it comes across. Turning them sour. Changing their behaviours into twisted versions of their former selves. As the World crumbles above, the ancient Guardians rumble below. Awoken from their slumber to fulfil their sworn duties to protect the Doughy creatures of Fla. However, hundreds of years of hibernation have not fared the Guardians well.
Circuit Dude (Sickhead Games, 7th Sep, £4.49 / €4.99) - Help Circuit Dude build his ultimate secret invention by plugging in chips, pushing blocks, stepping on switches, rotating walls and so much more in this game featuring over 15 hours of gameplay over 120 levels. If that's not enough, you can design your own master contraptions using the in-game level editor and even upload it to the internet for others to try out! What is Circuit Dude building? Finish the first 100 levels to find out!
Deleveled (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, 10th Sep, £6.39 / €7.19) - What goes up must come down… and what comes down must be bounced! Send momentum from one block to another to shoot them around the map. Cleverly conserve momentum to navigate around the map and flick all the switches but be careful; once you’re down there’s no way back up; this platformer has no jump button. Each of over 120 levels features four pairs of switches, but which switch goes with which? Figure out which pairs need pressing and how to get there to solve each unique puzzle. Push the limits of gravity as you explore 10 worlds with their own unique mechanics, bonus levels, challenges, and secrets!
Doodle Derby (£5.27 / €6.39) - Doodle Derby is a devilish physics racing platformer inspired by smashing all the stuff from your childhood toybox into each other. Anything is possible in the least realistic car game ever. In Doodle Derby you must build the track before trying to reach the goal of the level. Complete your new cool track additions and push your luck! Can’t do it? Rebuild it. Doodle Derby offers a single-player campaign of ludicrous puzzle challenges next to some friendship-testing multiplayer modes.
Drums (Sabec, 10th Sep, £8.09 / €8.99) - Turn your Nintendo Switch into a portable drum set and learn to play anywhere, anytime. Drums is a simple and fun game for kids and adults of all ages, that will teach you how to play the drums. Choose from one of the 9 included classic drum practise tutorials 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4, that will teach you how to play them like a professional by tapping the highlighted drums. You will be surprised how easy it is to play something that sounds so amazing and so quick and with the autoplay feature, you can listen to how it should sound.
Firework (£13.49 / €14.99) - Follow Yan the Defective One through his fight against the Fire Troops and let him unveil the Facility's mystery. Dive into a modern tale written by David de La Rosa and developed by Ivan Zanotti. Make your way through the Facility and face platform challenges. Repel the fire, extinguishing its flames and soldiers. Obtain hidden power-ups and special equipment. The game finally arrives on Nintendo Switch in a revisited version and enriched by the brilliant co-op mode, perfect to be played with Joy-Con together with a friend.
Golf Zero (£4.99 / €4.99) - Golf Zero is a cute, fun and original little game with a mix of clever golf platforming gameplay. To sink a putt you must jump, sprint or slide while avoiding unconventional hazards like brutal boulders, whirling saw blades, or zinging bullets as the challenge increases. Do you have what it takes to earn the Gold Medal?
Hotshot Racing (Curve Digital, 10th Sep, £12.79 / €15.99) - Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience. 16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modelled with the most vivid colours and blue skies for miles. Time Trial and Grand Prix modes cater to those who like to compete in classic racing formats, while ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Drive or Explode’ modes offer exhilarating new ways to play. - Read our Hotshot Racing review
Meganoid (Orange Pixel, 8th Sep, £8.99 / €8.99) - Meganoid is a challenging platformer, generating new levels on every play session. Find many items to enhance your character and his abilities while you descend down into the Meganoid space ship. Do you rush for the exit, or do you take your time to collect everything there is, barely escaping the security drones that will hunt you down if you linger?
Minoria (DANGEN Entertainment, 10th Sep, £15.09 / €16.79) - Ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia. Witches must burn and sins must be judged. Venture forth as Sister Semilla to burn down the pillars of heresy in Minoria, an action-platformer by the creators of Momodora. The story takes place during the fourth Witch War. It is a time of fanatical religious fervour. The Sacred Office, a powerful organization leading an Inquisition against heresy, purges the sinners who threaten humanity. Those responsible for conducting a mysterious ceremony that contradicts the rules of the Church are labelled “witches”.
Mo:Astray (RAYARK, 10th Sep, £11.39 / €12.75) - Never before seen movements and abilities including sticking, ramming, parasitic takeover and even memory recall are used to further open up the story! With a meticulous pixelated style and super-smooth movements, the game is set in a full-on otherworldly, science fiction atmosphere with stunning, life-like sound effects and music. On the verge of death, players will need to use their minds to the fullest to find a way out. Wait, observe, plan out your path, and use your special abilities wisely. Don't think you can easily bully this jelly-like organism! In this sinister environment, using him to the fullest will be your greatest advantage.
OkunoKA Madness (Ignition Publishing, 8th Sep, £13.49 / €14.99) - OkunoKA Madness is a platform game in which your reflexes and coordination are put to the test with more than 100 levels and 3 speedrun modes. You will have to jump, run and overcome obstacles through unique and colourful worlds with more than 100 levels, go head-to-head with wacky bosses, find hidden secrets, lots of surprises to unlock and an even more difficult world. - Read our OkunoKA Madness review
Othercide (Focus Home Interactive, 10th Sep, £28.79 / €31.99) - Descend into Humanity’s last hope. The Daughters, echoes of the greatest warrior to ever live, are all who stand before Suffering and death. Lead your army of Daughters to battle. Your prowess in combat will shape their abilities and personality. Make the toughest decision and sacrifice one to heal another - survivors will get stronger, ready to fight the next battle. Combat is an intricate dance of spectacular actions and counters: plan ahead of time and set up impressive chains of abilities to outsmart the enemy.
Party Hard 2 (tinyBuild Games, 8th Sep, £17.99 / €19.99) - Welcome back to the extended Party Hard universe! Choose from hundreds of ways of dealing with noisy partygoers, accidentally destroy a drug syndicate, and save the Earth from an alien invasion. May the chickens be with you! You just want to get some sleep. But it's 3am, and once again your neighbours are having a loud party. You have to finally put an end to it–by any means. The craziest party stopping stealth-strategy game is back!
Shaolin vs Wutang (GODSPEED GAMES, 7th Sep, £9.99 / €9.99) - No flashy over the top effects, just combat influenced by classic Kung Fu films. The game features authentic fighting sounds from films and a licensed soundtrack with great music from classic kung fu movies. Shaolin vs Wutang is a real love letter to classic '70s and '80s Kung Fu cinema. This is an indie passion project that was made by one person who has a tremendous passion for, and knowledge of, Kung Fu films.
Space Robinson (Crytivo, 10th Sep, £7.19 / €8.19) - After crashing into an abandoned colony base overrun with hostile life, you must find a way to survive the elements armed at first with only a gun and wrench. Find friends and upgrade your way to victory. Take pride in the game’s challenging design. Death is just a part of the true hardcore rogue-like experience after all. But worry not, you’ll keep many of the precious resources you collect during your adventures when you respawn back at the base, others you will need to venture out again to recover. Summon a raccoon, dog, or flying pig to help you venture deeper into the depths of the unforgiving world. These brave beasts are your only friends in the world, literally.
Takotan (eastasiasoft, 9th Sep, £4.99 / €5.59) - The world has been taken over by an alien invasion. On the eve of destruction, humanity calls out for help! Takotan is a retro shoot’em up inspired by 16-bit classics. Save the world from alien invasion by shooting and dodging your way through 8 action-packed levels with sinister bosses! Collect a variety of power-ups including lasers, bowling balls and ninja stars to take down enemies and defend the planet.
The Snake King (YeTa Games, 10th Sep, £7.19 / €7.99) - Classic snake return to become of the king. Eat all apple and clear all rooms. With magical power-ups, achieve your glory. Conquer all dungeons and rule them all.
Tomoyo After -It's a Wonderful Life- CS Edition (PROTOTYPE, 10th Sep, £31.49 / €34.99) - Experience the full story of the budding romance between CLANNAD heroine Tomoyo Sakagami and protagonist Tomoya Okazaki in Tomoyo After -It's a Wonderful Life- CS Edition. Yuichi Nakamura, known for his acclaimed performance as Tomoya in the CLANNAD animated series, lends his vocal talents to complete the cast of this emotional tale. Also includes the extensive dungeon-crawling RPG minigame "Dungeons & Takafumis" for countless hours of extra playtime!
Valentina (QUByte Interactive, 8th Sep, £0.89 / €0.99) - VALENTINA is a Brazilian indie game. Set in an enchanted kingdom, where Valentina, the player's character, with her bow and arrow faces monsters and surreal beings to save her kingdom and friends.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York (Draw Distance, 10th Sep, £10.52 / €11.69) - Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York is a stand-alone expansion and a companion piece to VtM: Coteries of New York. While Coteries was a general introduction to the world depicted in the 5th Edition of the hit tabletop role-playing game, Shadows presents a more personal and unique tale. A visual novel tackling themes of personal and political horror.
WeakWood Throne (£4.49 / €4.99) - Something bad happened in WeakWood Kingdom… furious beasts wandering in the fields, people getting more miserable each day. It all started since the new King reigned. Find out what’s wrong in the throne room! Travel wherever you want by skateboard or boat, talk to the population, take quests and slay monsters to gain XP, upgrade skill points in strength, dexterity or magic, earn gold in secret chests, buy and loot powerful weapons and armours as well as potions or accessories.
Switch eShop - Demos
- The Survivalists Demo (Team17)
Switch eShop - Pre-Orders
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition (Brace Yourself)||-80%||Thu 24th Sep|
|Death Squared (SMG Studio)||-88%||Fri 9th Oct|
|Furi (The Game Bakers)||-65%||Thu 17th Sep|
|Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Asteroid Base)||-50%||Tue 15th Sep|
|Super Chariot (Microids)||-86%||Wed 23rd Sep|
|Super One More Jump (SMG Studio)||-82%||Sat 10th Oct|
|UNO (Ubisoft)||-60%||Thu 24th Sep|
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- AVICII Invector
- Party Hard 2
- Dead by Daylight
- Minecraft Dungeons
- RPG Maker MV
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun!
- YOGA MASTER
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!