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
INSTANT Chef Party (JUST FOR GAMES, 6th Nov, £19.99 / €24.99) - No matter if you like French, Italian or Mexican cuisine, cook your way up to the top! In INSTANT Chef Party, you will have to compete with up to 4 players in a series of mini-games themed around food and cook. Be ready to enjoy serving, cooking, harvesting, doing dish-washing and many more activities in coop or versus your friends & family!
Mad Rat Dead (£35.99 / €39.99) - A rat's dream has been left unfulfilled before his death. . . that is, until he gets a second chance at life! Granted the opportunity to redo his last day on Earth, you must utilize the rat's newfound power to pump his heart in time with the music, lest his own time runs out. You’ve got one day to live and a huge score to settle. Time to put the "beat" in beatdown! Jump, dash, and smash to the rhythm in this music-based action platformer!
My Universe - Fashion Boutique (Microids, 27th Oct, £35.99 / €39.99) - MANAGE YOUR OWN SHOP Create and manage your own fashion store: decorate your showroom to match your personality, welcome customers and help them find the perfect outfit. The more customers you attract, the more you can expand and improve your shop! CREATE YOUR FASHION BRAND FROM SCRATCH Design the fashion collection of your dreams: pick up the shapes, patterns and materials you need to create thousands of own clothing items. You even get to cut and sew them yourself.
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants, 27th Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - A mudokon chosen by the fickle finger of fate, Abe was a first class Floor-Waxer for RuptureFarms who was catapulted into a life of adventure. Late one night he overheard plans from his boss, Molluck the Glukkon, to turn Abe and his fellow Mudokons into Tasty Treats as a final effort to rescue Molluck's failing meatpacking empire! Can Abe change the fate of thousands and rescue the Mudokons? Can he escape the dark recesses of RuptureFarms and the desolate, uninviting, and downright terrifying surrounding environment?
Pikmin 3 Deluxe (£49.99 / €59.99) - Grow a squad of adorable, plantlike Pikmin to traverse a strange world and save your planet Command a capable crop of 5 different types of Pikmin to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your famished home planet! You can even bring a second player along to divvy up tasks as you explore a world that seems larger than life from a pint-sized perspective. - Read our Pikmin 3 Deluxe review
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (£35.99 / €39.99) - Gather all your knowledge and get the jackpot while avoiding all the trick questions facing you! With 15 questions to answer, it will become harder and harder to increase the prize fund: over 3,000 themed questions waiting to be answered (geographic, science, history, but also entertainment or arts), a growing difficulty and the pressure from the audience and the host…
Switch eShop - New Releases
#Halloween, Super Puzzles Dream (£5.39 / €5.99) - #Halloween! is the hashtag for the most terrifying topic! Puzzles move onto the next level with ‘Super Puzzle Dream’, a mix between classic jigsaw and a ‘Tetris’-style dynamic mechanic. Two levels of play, 'senior' (for adults) and 'junior' (for children aged 3+), guarantee hours of entertainment for all. Become an expert and finish the puzzles in the shortest possible time and you will find yourself amongst the best in the world on the online leaderboard.
Angry Video Game Nerd 1 & 2 Deluxe (£13.49 / €14.99) - The Angry Video Game Nerd has been sucked into Game Land! It's up to you to guide him through three terrible and treacherous retro game worlds!
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures and Angry Video Game Nerd II: Assimilation come together for the ultimate Nerd experience! This is the definitive way to play the series... and more!
Banana Treasures Island (Max Interactive Studio , 26th Oct, £7.90 / €9.90) - Welcome to the Banana Treasures Island, and begin your journey of funs. Run, jump, swim, and fly all the way through Banana Islands and fight the angry baboon and his minions. Help the baby monkeys and companion in the jungle quest! Dash through the jungle, smash the enemies and complete the level to unlock more! Collect as many bananas gold coins as possible to unlock more items, get specials, upgrades, and power-ups. . . find the super golden banana to break the evil spells that possess islands!
Barbearian (£8.99 / €9.99) - Hijacked to a to strange world. Forced to fight for your life. Discover the secrets of the Arbitrators and find your way back home! Barbearian is a fast-paced hack'n'slash with massive battles in a colorful, hand-drawn world. - 100+ levels full of action and adventure - Collect loot, purchase upgrades and experiment with numerous weapons - Rescue prisoners and build your own army - Encounter colossal boss monsters and take them down - Plenty of challenge, not for the easily discouraged!
Carto (Humble Games, 27th Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of characters, and guide Carto on her journey back to her family. Separated from her Granny during a storm, young Carto must use her innate cartography powers to map and manipulate the world around her on her quest to be reunited
CASE 2: Animatronics Survival (£26.99 / €29.99) - Two years before the attack on the police station, there was a terrible tragedy in the city, which led to the closure of the amusement park. Some believe it was an accident - others, that it was a well-planned act of intimidation. Leaflets about missing people filled the city streets. You play as Jack. He is a man who has lost everything. Soon he’ll have to pay for his crime. The past has finally caught up with him. . . Try to save him. Features: A well-considered story with its own characteristics; Unexpected situations that will make you think; A lot of different game locations; Use the tablet: watch security cameras, manage and monitor the situation;
Clea (£13.49 / €14.99) - Mum and Dad have been experimenting on Chaos Servants, but now, the monsters have been let loose. Clea, with her brother in tow, must escape from the Whitlock Mansion. Watch your back, Clea. Those closest to you may be the real terror. Outwit the Chaos Servants: The Chaos Servants are on the hunt. Listen for their footsteps, peek under doors, and stay far, far away. Escape the Whitlock Mansion: The Whitlock family has trapped Clea inside the mansion. Hunt down key items and solve the puzzles designed to lock you from the outside world.
Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version (Free Trial) - You can download a free launcher application to test the game for a limited amount of time. This game uses cloud streaming technology, and a stable and permanent internet connection is required to play it. If your internet connection becomes unstable, the service will disconnect after a few minutes. Control Ultimate Edition contains the main game and all Expansions ("The Foundation" and "AWE") in one great value package. A corruptive presence has invaded the Federal Bureau of Control… Only you have the power to stop it. The world is now your weapon in an epic fight to annihilate an ominous enemy through deep and unpredictable environments. Containment has failed, humanity is at stake. Will you regain control?
Crimzon Clover - World EXplosion (£17.99 / €19.99) - From Japanese indie developers YOTSUBANE and AdventurePlanningService, this unique top-down shooter is a wild ride you won't want to miss out on. Your first step in Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion is choosing how you want to play, as well as which powerful ship will be yours to command. Choose your version from ARCADE (true to the original arcade game), NOVICE (better if this is your first step into the world of hardcore shmuppage), or ARRANGED (a whole new can of worms with unique mechanics and novel challenges never seen before in the Crimzon Clover saga), then choose your mode from Boost, Original, Unlimited, and Time Attack.
De: Yabatanien (£11.69 / €12.99) - [Warning: This game contains scenes that may be disturbing to players. Player discretion is advised. ] Try to rescue the girls trapped inside the mansion by solving puzzles and uncovering secrets. But remember, one wrong step, and it might cost their lives. It won't be easy to rescue them all. De: Yabatanien contains two chapters, with over 100 rooms to explore, and multiple endings waiting for you to discover the truth behind all these horrifying traps.
Detective Puz (£3.59 / €3.99) - Detective Puz started a long journey to find the truth. In the way of finding clues, he found a strange book and after opening it, he entered the past, and now he should find his way in the middle of enemies that captured in. Detective Puz should found special diamonds to come back to the present and by that open the time portal. Now you should use your intelligence to help him to reach his goal. Features: - More than 40 beautiful levels. - Different environments. - More than 40 amazing levels: both easy and hard puzzles awaits you. - Different enemies mixed into unique types - It will challenge your intelligence!
Diamond Girl ★An Earnest Education in Love★ (£18.15 / €19.99) - This is a love story game in which relationships form between the"love-allergic" heroine who wears track suits around and the handsome men. This is an otome game in which the handsome men surrounding you suddenly go from friend to boyfriend. You can simulate love scenarios you never can in real life, such as dating a butler, cocky boy, younger guy, or mean but loving boyfriend!
Dungreed (Nicalis, 27th Oct, £13.49 / €14.99) - In Dungreed, the player assumes the role of an adventurer who must explore a continuously evolving dungeon to prevent an entire town from being destroyed. The game features procedurally generated levels with a variety of environments such as prisons, jungles and lava zones. Players can advance through the living dungeon by defeating enemies with powerful magic items and an arsenal of weapons, ranging from rusty swords to cutting-edge sniper rifles. To prepare for the journey ahead, adventurers can train to become stronger and better equipped prior to exploring deeper and encountering the sinister denizens that lurk in the unpredictable dungeon.
Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow (£13.49 / €14.99) - Framed scientist travels through time to save his beloved wife and reveal kidnapper's identity. Find hidden objects in the post-apocalyptic world, solve cyberpunk puzzles and embrace the future full of adventures! Get ready for thrilling sci-fi adventure in the big city, which offers riveting and refreshing approach to the hidden object puzzle adventure genre. "Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow" is an emotional cyberpunkish ride with a hint of romance that takes you straight into not-too-distant future.
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator (£6.29 / €6.99) - What starts out as a simple pizza tossing fun turns into something much, much more. Push through the glitchy arcade game to reveal that you are at your own Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria! Browse our catalogs and purchase your first attractions and animatronics, customize your decorations, and above all make sure that all the equipment is working properly before opening the doors of your brand new Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria!
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure (Stuck In Attic, 28th Oct, £15.29 / €16.99) - Crazy cultists. Cthulhu. A talking cat. Gibbous takes you on an expansive, traditionally animated, hand-painted adventure. Play as three protagonists and explore a lushly rendered Lovecraft-inspired world, unraveling ancient conspiracies. A comedy cosmic horror adventure made in Transylvania!
Gnome More War (Keybol Games, 27th Oct, £2.29 / €2.49) - It was a fine day in the farm, and Freija was just chatting with his friend Filipo about the upcoming harvest when out of nowhere, a gnome passed by and stole from their barn! Will they let it slide? Not on their watch. Experience the classic arcade shooter game play with loads of twists in Gnome More War. Deal with incoming gnomes in waves, protect yourself from attacks, and prevent your barn resources from being depleted.
Haunted: Poppy's Nightmare (£2.69 / €2.99) - ...my parents and I moved into our new home a few weeks ago. Now I can finally celebrate my first Halloween here. I'm so excited! Mommy has already got me a new witch costume. Hahahaha. Mum says I should take care. As a true witch, many things could happen. Mommy told me about her first Halloween and how she was followed by ghosts. But I do not believe it…. I hope I get many great things with which I can decorate the garden. I am Poppy - and this is my first Halloween.
The Language Of Love (£9.99 / €9.99) - Mitsuki moves from the country to Tokyo to attend a rigorous cram school, with the hopes of passing his university entrance exams next spring. He soon finds, however, that his other classmates treat him like a social outcast, being the oldest at his school by far. It proves impossible to make friends, and Mitsuki consigns himself to an isolated, lonely existence. . . That is, until he meets the single mother, Himuro Kyouko, who just-so-happens to live in the same apartment complex as him. Mitsuki offers to help Kyouko babysit her daughter, Tama. Kyouko, in turn, helps Mitsuki study for his upcoming exams. Over the course of a year, the two bond — first, as friends, and then as something more.
Legends of Ethernal (£17.99 / €19.99) - On a day like any other, a young boy returns home to find it in ruins and his parents, gone. Armed with courage and driven by the pain of his loss, he sets out on a journey to uncover the truth behind his family's disappearance... But what he discovers will forever change the World of Arkanys...
No More Heroes (£16.19 / €17.99) - After being ranked #11 in the United Assassins Association, Travis Touchdown puts his trusty beam katana to the test as he faces off against the world's top 10 assassins in deadly battle. It's a long way to the top, but this all-American otaku won't stop until he's the #1 assassin, baby! Burn rubber through the coastal city of Santa Destroy on Travis' motorbike, the Schpeltiger! Unlock a devastating arsenal of pro-wrestling moves—from Power Bombs to Brain Busters. Unleash the powerful Dark Side to mow down the competition and show 'em who's boss!
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (£16.19 / €17.99) - Three years after Travis Touchdown was ranked #1 by the United Assassins Association, he finds himself falling down the ranks to #51. To make things worse, another assassin—Skelter Helter—swears revenge against Travis for the death of his brother. Fueled by his own desires and a thirst for vengeance, the ultimate otaku assassin unsheathes his beam katana once again and plunges headfirst into an all-new battle! Dual-wield beam katanas as Travis Touchdown to dial the hack-and-slash insanity up to 11! Jump through combat as the agile Shinobu or leave foes in the dust as Travis' brother, Henry. Experience a blast from the past by playing 8-bit minigames to earn money and power up!
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm (Cornfox & Bros., 28th Oct, £26.99 / €26.99) - A GRAND ADVENTURE Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, set a thousand years before the events of the first chapter, takes you on a magical journey across the vast world of Gaia, brimming with mythology and lore. A young Knight faces an impossible challenge, as Warlock Mesmeroth has returned with a formidable Dark Army. Will our hero be able to unite the Owrus, Gillfolk, and men in a fight for the fate of the world? THIS TIME YOU'RE NOT ALONE You will not be taking this journey alone. Trin, the granddaughter of Arcadia's leader Archimedes, and Gen, a mysterious robot wielding an old samurai weapon, will join forces with you, and fight at your side against Mesmeroth's Dark Army. Contextual commands will allow you to direct these allies into battle, or have them help you with the solution of the game's most clever puzzles! - Read our Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm review
Part Time UFO (£8.09 / €8.99) - Stacked with new features The charming stack ‘em up Part Time UFO claws its way onto Nintendo Switch, adding Joy-Con controls, two-player local play*, brand new challenges and console-exclusive modes. Part time worker, full time UFO! In Part Time UFO, fly Jobski the UFO around and complete odd jobs. Help out at a farm, support cheerleaders, cook up the ultimate dessert at a restaurant, build castles, and much more! Wherever Jobski goes, there are sure to be plenty of jobs waiting. At the centre of all this is Jobski's super special awesome claw. Use the claw crane to grab, move, and stack objects to complete jobs.
Party Games: 15 in 1 (Piotr Skalski , 28th Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - Party games features 15 fun-packed party games for up to 4 players! It's the ultimate MUST-HAVE game for family and friends of all ages. Everything from action, to puzzle, to sports. . . it’s all here in Party Games! It wouldn’t be a party without friends! Up to 4 players can join in the fun for some friendly competitive play. Party anytime, anywhere! Enjoy single-player or local multiplayer gaming from just about anywhere on the planet with just one system and one game.
Poltergeist Crusader (£3.59 / €3.99) - Crawl into the endless dungeon filled with ghosts and nightmare creatures. Use the holy cross and samurai sword of your grand father to slay the evil beings. However, remember that every tunnel you encounter will be a totally different maze of darkness. Are you able to survive the almighty power of Poltergeist and reach the final portal?
Red Rope: Don't Fall Behind + (£11.99 / €12.99) - Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind is an arduous challenge, a cathartic ritual that only the most valiant players will be able to carry out, be they fearless lonely travellers or couples with a strong elective affinity. Explore the Labyrinth, get acquainted with its bizarre inhabitants, its secrets and its rules. Face enemies, traps, puzzles and ferocious bosses. To escape the Labyrinth you will have but one weapon: the rope that binds you together.
Slither Loop (£0.94 / €0.99) - Slither Loop - draw lines between the dots to form a single loop without crossings or branches. The numbers indicate how many lines surround it. - 90 challenging puzzles, Easy/Medium/Hard difficulties - Beautiful abstract artstyle - Chill background music
Star99 (Schine, 28th Oct, £8.09 / €8.99) - Arcade-style battle-royale shoot 'em up. Perform chain kills on enemies, send special and boss attacks to wreak havoc on your opponents. Compete with up to 99 players, dominating matches until a single winner remains! Play in matches of up to 99 players. Private online lobbies. Cross-platform. 6 playable characters, all with unique abilities and playstyles.
Super Puzzle Pack (£24.99 / €29.99) - Super Puzzle Pack brings together hundreds of unique puzzles played across 4 different puzzle types. Play with up to 4 players for hours of Jigsaw Fun. Enjoy two stunning hand-drawn match-3 games in a solo adventure. Challenge friends to a 1-vs-1 battle in the 2048 challenge, or in a unique match-5 game with a twist.
Wonder Blade (£11.6 / €12.99) - Oh my god! The princess was captured by villainous maniac again! What are you waiting for? Grab your weapon and free the princess, save the world! You really do not know what’s waiting for you! With all those sweet combos, killer finishing moves and devastating magic abilities the bad guys won't know what hit them. Don't forget to wear a costume to make you a one-of-a-kind adventurer. Will you be a sneaky ninja, smacking enemies with a frozen fish?
Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition (£13.49 / €14.99) - Join Brian Pasternack, a young man with no future in a dystopian 90s society, on his first day at one of the world’s largest companies, Sintracorp. Uncertain, unprepared, and massively unqualified, will Pasternack have what it takes to shine in Sintracorp’s hierarchy? It all depends on how he performs on his first assignment… and whether he survives it. The Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition includes new areas, new bosses, and hours of carefully crafted new content to build on the Yuppie Psycho universe.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
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!
I have already downloaded NMH 1&2 as well as PT UFO.
Besides that we are looking at Crimson Clover (pending review) and Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Though I have had Pikmin 3 plus all DL material on the WiiU, portability plus youngsters wanting to have a go on Switch specifically has swayed me. Good game but inessential in a sense.).
Oceanhorn 2 will be a deep discount purchase I think.
Already played Oddworld on WiiU.
I have Castle Crashers on my extensive wishlist so may download the demo to give it a try. The Age of Calamity demo was good!
EDIT: Oh yeah Disc Room !? I may need a revw for this though
Just finished Carto. Cute little puzzle game, really enjoyable.
I'll definitely grab No More Heroes 2 at some point as I never got around to playing it on the Wii. I'll probably grab the first game too just to satisfy my OCD when No More Heroes 3 comes out.
I'll probably pick up Part Time UFO sooner or later as well.
Also curious about Disc Room and waiting for my physical copy of Touhou Spell Bubble. Neither made the list despite releasing on the eShop this week.
I long for a physical release of No More Heroes 1+2, though if we haven't got some sort of announcement by January, I'll bite.
It says Control is a free trial above but you only get 5 mins. It is an odd way of doing it as the "launcher" is free to download but then it tries to punt you back to the eshop to spend £35. Not sure how this would work with tracking sales and stuff.
You missed out Disc Room which is also out today. That has looked fab from what I've seen and is a Devolver Digital game. Definitely worth adding to your list here for people to see 👍
There's no on sale section this week
@jump : or any week lately...
I guess it's no wonder, there are always 700+ games on sale.
Sale section used to be my favorite here.
Now I use DekuDeals instead and visit this site less often.
Tried Control. Proceeded to purchase Control. Missed out on this game last year but really wanted to try it. Thrilled it's on Switch now.
Hmm there is no Wallachia: Reign Of Dracula on the list!
NMH reminded me how rough the wii era looked, man how far we have come!
man, didn't know how many ppl like NMH, that's frickin awesome
I'm looking forward to No More Heroes III, but I'm going to pass on the first two. I get burned out on franchises easily so it kind of annoys me when they re-release the old games shortly before the new one comes out. Had they released them a year or two ago so I could play one and then take a break before III, I would have though about it.
I bought No More Heroes because it seems like my jam. Never played it before.
I have my eye on Pikmin 3, too. But I haven't taken the plunge yet. Another franchise I've never tried.
Got No More Heroes 1&2 and Crimzon Clover.
Finally having uncut NMH1 in Europe is great.
Crimzon Clover World Explosion is awesome, definitely among my top 3 shmups on the Switch, perhaps my favourite overall.
Nmh1 was a solid 8 game with some flaws that nmh2 fixed and is even better. That game is more of a 9. Can’t wait for nmh3.
I didn't know the Angry Video Game Nerd had his own retro-style games. That's hilarious!
When I was a kid I thought that a game based around cartography would be the best idea ever. I wonder how Carto does it.
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