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
Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered (Microids, 22nd Oct, £35.99 / €39.99) - The year is 50 B. C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely. . . One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium. Peace reigns in the small Armorican village, where the villagers go about their daily business. Our two heroes, Asterix and Obelix, hunt wild boar, the blacksmith and the fishmonger quarrel, and the village chief strolls around the village square atop his shield. After a fine day's hunting, Asterix and Obelix return to find their village in flames, pillaged by the Romans! They set off to rescue their fellow villagers, accompanied by their faithful Dogmatix.
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS (Outright Games, 23rd Oct, £34.99 / €39.99) - With Earth under invasion and MEGATRON, leader of the Decepticons close to capturing The Allspark, BUMBLEBEE and the Autobots need a new commander to help them restore peace to the universe – you! Assemble your squad and roll out, for a turn-based tactical war that will rage from Central City to Cybertron itself. You’ll need both strength and strategy to outwit the fiendish Decepticons. Choose the TRANSFORMERS characters and their abilities to dominate the battle ahead, with OPTIMUS PRIME, GRIMLOCK and more ready to join the fight.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Death Ray Manta SE (Thalamus Digital, 19th Oct, £9.99 / €12) - SCENARIO: Death Ray Manta is a short-form twin-stick arena shooter where you blow up enemies using colourful laser beams. You spawn in the centre of the screen, moments later the screen is filled with mines, robots, rabbits, and lasers from beyond the stars. Collect space gems for bonus points and shoot everything else. With 32 screens of increasingly colourful and crazy laser firing mayhem, how far into fish space can you get?
Blackjack Hands (QUByte Interactive, 20th Oct, £0.89 / €0.99) - Merge neighbouring cards in the correct order to beat the Dealer. Enjoy and challenge yourself in this new experience. game feature: Use your arrow keys to move the cards. When two cards touch, they merge into one! Try to beat the dealer in 50 handcrafted levels; designed for experienced blackjack players and newcomers alike.
HyperBrawl Tournament (Milky Tea, 20th Oct, £17.99 / €17.99) - The universe’s greatest heroes have gathered to compete in a showdown for the ages; the legendary HyperBrawl Tournament! Armed with unique weapons and a thirst for glory; smash, brawl and score your way to victory in relentless, high-adrenaline PvP arena battles for 1-4 players. Master the Hypercurve: Only the universe’s elite champions can summon this incredible skill. The HyperCurve lets you seize control of the ball mid-flight to ‘magically' manoeuvre it around the opposition and obstacles to score legendary goals that could only happen in HyperBrawl.
Outpost Delta (Hidden Achievement, 20th Oct, £18.99 / €20.99) - An abandoned research station has gone unnoticed in the depths of space for years, until now. With an army of invasive aliens boarding the station, the outpost AI has rebooted its last remaining defence drone: Delta. Now Delta needs to repel the Klaath threat, save the outpost, and head out into space to search for answers. Classic platforming blended with twin-stick shooting.
Bullet Beat (TERNOX, 21st Oct, £3.81 / €4.24) - Available in the game: 8 different levels with unique tracks in the dubstep genre and more; different types of control (classic or motion); infinite mode with fortress protection; dubstep electronic music! Warning! This game contains fast flashing images. It may cause discomfort and trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Gamers discretion is advised. Safety first!
ScourgeBringer (£15.29 / €16.99) - Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious entity wreaked havoc on all humanity, ScourgeBringer puts you in the shoes of the deadliest warrior of her clan: Kyhra. Help her to explore the unknown and slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity. - Read our ScourgeBringer review
A Frog Game (EntwicklerX, 22nd Oct, £0.89 / €0.99) - In this game you just have to catch flies. Nothing more, nothing less. But be careful, you are not the only hungry frog. Eat special flies for better scores or time bonus. You also should know that not every fly is delicious!
CrossKrush (£4.99 / €4.99) - Henry & Florence are a happily married couple, they enjoy music & have been dancing all their lives. But now, a noisy highway has been built right in front of their home, disrupting their harmonious lifestyle. Defend your peaceful abode by blowing up as many cars in a row as possible, or whack and hack at them with your cane to finish them off. Battle wave after wave of oncoming traffic as the challenge increases.
Double Pug Switch (Apriori Digital, 22nd Oct, £6.29 / €7.01) - Take control of the Pug Otis, the loyal companion of the Professor! After an accident in the Professor’s lab involving the mischievous cat Whiskers and some Portal Fluids, Otis and Whiskers are sucked into an alternate dimension. Challenge yourself with side-scrolling alternative dimension switching mania requiring lightning-quick reflexes to jump, hop, and dimension swap your way to victory. Hop, dimension swap and navigate your way through unique dimensions to chase down Whiskers and save him from his evil wrongdoings!
Fracter (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, 22nd Oct, £4.31 / €4.79) - FRACTER is an emotive, isometric puzzle adventure game set in a mysterious labyrinth of glowing black architecture. The game follows a veiled young hero who has set out on a perilous quest to dispel the darkness within. Players must explore this world of shadows, discover secrets hidden in the dark, and outsmart ominous creatures while solving each meticulously designed puzzle using their only force against darkness: light. Dramatic landscapes in shades of gray, an eerie ambient soundtrack and a poetic, self-reflective narrative await you on this emotional journey restoring light to a darkened world.
Galacide (£9.04 / €10.00) - Galacide combines the frenzied action of classic space shooters with the focused, fast-thinking tactics of puzzlers. Choose from a variety of ships, each equipped with unique features and abilities. Embark on your mission to tunnel through the strengthening alien invasion, find the source, and save the galaxy! Go it alone or assemble a squad of your friends to battle in the most unforgiving corners of the universe!
GONNER2 (Raw Fury, 22nd Oct, £10.52 / €11.69) - In GONNER2, our altruistic and unexpected hero Ikk is back! And this time Death needs his help. Her lair has been taken over by a mysterious presence and she needs Ikk to take it down. Journey your way through deep dark chaotic places with sparks of unimaginable colour and crazy bosses, all while trying to literally keep your head! GONNER 2 is a procedurally generated platformer with roguelike elements that will keep you on your toes - now with more added colour and chaos!
Grood (£4.49 / €4.99) - Your mission: annihilate an army of robotic enemies and bosses, all of them furiously blasting bullets, missiles and lasers your way. Your ship: a powerful vehicle you created, called GROOD. It’s now time to pilot this killing machine! Travel through woods, swamps, cities, frozen lands, deserts, and more to seek and destroy strange mechanical foes.
Horace (505 Games, 21st Oct, £10.99 / €14.99) - This masterpiece from Paul Helman and Sean Scapelhorn is a classic platformer that tells an emotional and surprisingly rich tale of self-discovery peppered with nostalgic popular culture references that will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16-bit era! Made by just two people, Horace offers over 15 hours of exciting platforming and pushes the boundaries of the genre with profound storytelling and quirky and nostalgic pop culture references! - Read our Horace review
Kakurasu World (£0.91 / €0.99) - Kakurasu World - beautiful puzzler, a great addition to your logic game collection. Select squares until the row and column totals match the clues. 90 kakurasu puzzles, Easy/Medium/Hard difficulty levels.
Lord of the Click (£4.49 / €4.99) - Lord Of The Click — it's the game for those who outgrew meaningless shooters and tiresome endless RPGs. Lord Of The Click will give you the unsurpassed feeling of almightiness by controlling the huge army with only one muscle of your body.
LUNA the Shadow Dust (Coconut Island Games, 22nd Oct, £15.29 / €17.99) - LUNA The Shadow Dust is a fully hand-animated puzzle adventure, brought to life through wordless storytelling, beautiful cinematics and a breathtaking original soundtrack.
Maze (£6.29 / €6.99) - EXPLORE EVERY CORNER OF THE MAZE. It feels like you really are the part of the Maze. Don't get tricked! Or the Maze will devour you and your fantasy adventure will be ended. Remember, do not be fooled by beauty and seductive scents. Everything here wants to kill you. AVOID DANGEROUS TRAPS. Be careful where you step and maybe you will live. Let this fantasy adventure conquer you.
Nullum (Silesia Games, 22nd Oct, £1.25 / €1.39) - The goal is to eliminate all tiles by creating matching numbers. Rules: A tile can only be moved onto an adjacent tile. If they have the same number, both are eliminated; otherwise, they’re added together. Make the right sums and eliminations to clear the playfield and unlock the next challenge! 40 handcrafted levels. original music composed specially for this game.
Outbreak: Epidemic (Dead Drop Studios, 22nd Oct, £11.46 / €12.74) - Featuring the great Outbreak series gameplay with greater mobility, crushing difficulty and more camera options than ever before. Alone or in 2-player local co-op, fight through the Campaign story mode, the wave-based Onslaught Mode and all-new Experiments Mode scenarios. Choose your survivor, class and level up to unlock new buffs for your survivor as you face the nightmare. You'll need to manage your inventory and supplies carefully, so make every bullet count!
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! (NIS America, 16th Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - When the mysterious Phantom Thief steals Master Etna’s panties, the Prinny horde must rise up once again to retrieve them... or suffer the consequences! Slash and Hip Pound your way through chaotic stages full of devilish foes, and build up the Combo Gauge to unleash powerful moves like Prinny Cyclone and Prinnykaze. Also, dive into the bonus story of the OTHER protagonist(?) of the DISGAEA games and claim your glory with Asagi Wars: Vengeance of Asagi!
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? (NIS America, 16th Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - Master Etna demands the ultimate dessert, and it is up to a legion of lowly Prinnies to make it! Jump, slash, and combo your way through different stages of the Netherworld, devastate enemies and bosses with special attacks, and encounter both new and familiar faces in this explosive action-adventure from the twisted minds behind the DISGAEA series!
Pumpkin Jack (£24.99 / €29.99) - Pumpkin Jack is a spooky scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord! Dive into an Epic Adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good!
Restless Hero (Restless Corp, 22nd Oct, £5.29 / €5.89) - You are about to be a part of an adventure of the Dark Age. Follow Rick in his damned path of vengeance and help him to redeem his soul. The life of your beloved is in danger. Hurry up and make a wise choice. Along the way complete challenging platforming levels and upgrade your powers. Unfold the story by reading dialogues and finding crucial items on the levels. Items are key to the puzzle of the story.
Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure (7 Raven Studios, 22nd Oct, £6.29 / €6.99) - Rusty Spout is a lonely but honest pirate. He sails around the world looking for new adventures and always helps people in need. Cocco the evil pirate has kidnapped all the children from Rusty's village. Now, he needs you to help him defeat Cocco and his monsters. Navigate with Rusty Spout through five different beautiful worlds, each one with 10 amazing levels. Beat Cocco's monsters at the end of each world in an epic boss battle. Free all the children to unlock special characters. You can use them in either Endless or Battle mode.
Supermarket Shriek (£16.99 / €19.99) - Join the unlikely duo of man and goat in this unique (shopping) kart racer, as they traverse precarious obstacles and complete deadly challenges inside a range of shops, boutiques and supermarkets. An outlandish solo adventure and a truly one-of-a-kind co-op experience!
Scream like a man! Scream like a goat! Scream together!
Supraland (Humble Games, 22nd Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - Embark on a valiant quest to save your toy village in the hit first-person open-world puzzle platformer! Roam and explore a huge interconnected world. Unlock powerful new abilities and combine them to overcome imaginative puzzles or uncover shrouded secrets. Defeat charging hordes in fast, frenetic first-person combat as you battle your way towards an audience with the Blue King.
The Red Lantern (Timberline Studio, 22nd Oct, £19.99 / €15.99) - The Red Lantern is a story-driven, rogue-lite, survival game where you and your team of 5 sled dogs, lost in the wilderness, must navigate the ever-changing encounters of the Alaskan bush to find your way home. Features: A dynamic world that changes as you play. Nearly 100 different encounters each with varied results. Gain items and upgrades as you discover things about the world around you8 different pups to add to your team, each with their own personalities.
They Bleed Pixels (Spooky Squid Games Incorporated, 22nd Oct, £10.79 / €11.99) - As an anonymous student of the Lafcadio Academy for Troubled Young Ladies, you must battle through your nightmares to defeat a curse that’s slowly transforming your body into a clawed demonic form. They Bleed Pixels balances a perfect mix of fast-paced acrobatic platforming and fierce, one-button, slash 'em up combat. By suppressing your urge to button mash in favour of focusing on stylish and smart kills, you are rewarded with checkpoints you can choose when to place for safety.
THO Simulator (Aerosoft, 22nd Oct, £4.49 / €4.99) - “Technischen-Hilfs-Organisiation” THO, examine damage, ensure safe roads and carry out a controlled blasting! It's your job to coordinate all special units and transport heavy equipment with different vehicles, so that the realistic course of the operation is ensured. Complete various mini-games to advance the scenario. The new THO Simulator is perfect for people on the move and can be played without any previous knowledge - suitable for everyone!
Toolboy (Art Games Studio, 22nd Oct, £9.03 / €9.99) - A story of a repair robot who during the weekend, instead of enjoying his free time watching a speedball game on a planet nearby, has to go to work and fix a malfunction in one of the corporate buildings, as he’s usually the one to be called in such cases. By accident, he discovers a corporate management plot regarding a new project related to the department of power.
Torchlight III (£35.99 / €39.99) - It’s been a century since the events of Torchlight II, and the Ember Empire is in decline. In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and new adventures! Travel the Frontier Explore the wilderness, party with friends, gather materials to craft gear, or use magic to enter unknown dungeons! There’s always something to do in the new frontier. Build & Upgrade Your Fort It’s time to rebuild – and that includes you! Enjoy your very own fort, where you can upgrade gear and renovate your fort to show off to your friends and the world.
Truck Driving Simulator (£10.79 / €11.99) - Drive carefully, connect to trailers and complete delivery jobs for clients at the Shipping Docks. Earn your seat in bigger and better trucks to access more advanced jobs, with longer loads, bigger trailers and more valuable cargo!
Zombie Hill Race (£8.99 / €9.99) - Find out what you can do in the world of the zombie apocalypse and take part in the racing battle for survival! Practice your mountain racing skills and try to survive on the front lines in the fight against the dead. Collect as many coins as possible, build a cool zombie killing machine and deal with the hordes of undead roaming the mountains. If you don't want to join the ranks of the dead, you have to survive! Don't let yourself get killed, run over hordes of undead, and climb as high as possible to escape! Good luck, Zombie Killer!
Switch eShop - Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Sale
A Super Mario anniversary sale is now on for a limited time, discounting three Mario games on Switch!
Switch eShop - Demos
- Game Dev Tycoon Demo (Greenheart Games)
- WHAT THE GOLF? Demo (TribandProductions)
- Kirby Fighters 2 Demo (Nintendo)
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- HyperBrawl Tournament
- Hidden Through Time
- Pinball FX3
- GROOVE COASTER WAI WAI PARTY!!!!
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill
- Jigsaw Masterpieces
- TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS
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!