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
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders (Microids, 6th Oct, £35.99 / €39.99) - The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Once again, the private detective will find himself up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of "ABC". Your intelligence will never have been so challenged! You will have to explore many crime scenes in various cities set in beautiful surroundings across the United Kingdom.
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition (EA, 9th Oct, £44.99 / €49.99) - EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch featuring the latest kits, clubs, and squads from some of the top leagues around the world. It will also feature some of the world’s most famous stadiums, including some brand new to FIFA 21. Gameplay features and modes will have parity with FIFA 20 on Nintendo Switch.
Ghost of a Tale (Plug In Digital, 31st Dec, £22.49 / €24.99) - Ghost of a Tale follows a courageous minstrel Mouse named Tilo on a perilous quest to escape the dungeons of Dwindling Heights Keep and discover the fate of his true love, Merra. Set in a medieval world where Rats rule over all other creatures, Ghost of a Tale weaves an epic, yet intimate story combining elements of classic adventure, action-RPG, and exploration with a rich and highly immersive visual style.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix (Game Mill, 6th Oct, £34.99 / €39.99) - In Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix, you can select from 30 playable racers and 70 team members to assemble your ultimate pit crew. Choose your favourites from Nickelodeon’s hall of fame, including JoJo Siwa, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the babies from Rugrats, the cool kids from Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, Lincoln Loud and his sisters, and more!
Piofiore: Fated Memories (Aksys Games, 8th Oct, £44.99 / €49.99) - Liliana Adornato was born and raised in the church in the centre of the Italian town of Burlone. Three criminal organizations control parts of the city, and Lili discovers that she is literally in the centre of their turf wars. Her encounters with the leaders of the Falzone, Visconti, and Lao-Shu mafia lead to danger and distraction. Once Lili is drawn into the shadowy world of crime Families, she realizes there is no going back.
Switch eShop - New Releases
9th Dawn III (Valorware, 6th Oct, £13.49 / €14.99) - 9th Dawn III is a huge 2D open-world role playing game and collectathon dungeon crawler packed full of adventure! Delve into the depths of the darkest dungeons, fighting over 270 unique monsters and searching for vast amounts of loot, treasures and rare materials. 1400 uniquely drawn items to collect, including over 300 weapons, and over 550 armour/accessories! Train yourself by unlocking spells and abilities and fine-tuning your attributes and skills and evolve into an ultimate warrior! Level-up your crafting abilities in cooking, enchanting, weapon-smithing, and much more!
Adventures of Chris (Graffiti Games, 8th Oct, £12.14 / €13.49) - My name's Chris, and I'm so excited to tell you about my game! It’s a ‘90s-inspired adventure platformer about the totally normal adventures I went on as a chubby kid back in 1995 - travelling the world, learning useful abilities, and, naturally, getting kidnapped and turned into a balloon by cartoon villains.
Aery - Sky Castle (EpiXR, 8th Oct, £7.49 / €7.49) - Aery - Sky Castle is a very unique flight game featuring a little bird that discovers an unknown world full of beauty and dreamy landscapes, little environmental riddles, and other surprises. It's a story-driven adventure to discover and rescue a broken world. The game has relatively slow pacing as it is meant to help people to enjoy and relax after a day full of hassle.
AstroWings: Space War (Toward, 8th Oct, £7.29 / €8.29) - The new style of "Shoot 'em up" that you've been looking for. This game brings you the thrill, urgency and fantastic experience of an authentic arcade shooting game. Evade enemy bullets and take them down. Unleash your competitive spirit by going up against their deadly shooting. You must survive this Bullet Hell across 22 different universes. Diverse and delicate enemy attack patterns lead to intense skirmishes! The aircraft can shoot while rotating (180 degrees). Use this function to gain a tactical advantage over your enemies. Identify their patterns and upgrade weapons to clear threats from the treacherous Space Stages!
Charterstone: Digital Edition (Acram, 6th Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - The official digital adaptation of Jamey Stegmaier’s board game - Charterstone! It’s a campaign strategy game with high replayability, where players build the new Eternal City! Build and discover in Charterstone! Each game will have its own unique rule and bonus objective. Each game will build upon the previous one and add something new! Your decisions and play style will affect the progress and the end of the campaign. What’s more, there are no negative interactions between players.
Digerati Presents: Make It Quick Bundle Vol. 1 (Digerati, 8th Oct, £5.75 / €6.39) - When you don't have time to spare, this trio of indie delights is perfect for a rapid round of pick-up and play action. This bundle contains Bleed, Chicken Assassin: Reloaded, and Don't Die, Mr Robot! DX. An action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler – just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!
Dodge These Balls (EntwicklerX, 8th Oct, £0.89 / €0.99) - This game is very simple. Try to dodge all grey balls with your red ball as long as you can. The more balls come, the more difficult the game becomes.
Falcon Age (Outerloop Games, 8th Oct, £11.31 / €12.59) - Bond with a baby falcon and go on an adventure. Falcon Age is a first-person, single-player action adventure where you’ll play as Ara in her fight to reclaim her cultural legacy in the lost art of falcon hunting against a force of automated colonizers.
Filament (KalypsoMediaGroup, 8th Oct, £14.99 / €16.99) - The truth is out there. Somewhere. Board The Alabaster, one of The Filament Corporation’s flagship research vessels, and try to wrestle control back from a mysterious complication which left the ship locked down and the crew missing. With only the help of Juniper, the ships stricken pilot, face fiendishly difficult puzzles that will push you to the limit in a bid to uncover what happened to the crew and why they disappeared. A single-player game with complex, yet ultra-addictive puzzles, challenge yourself to board the Alabaster, then challenge yourself to leave.
Flipon (Plug In Digital, 8th Oct, £5.39 / €5.99) - Mine flipoblocks by aligning them to make combos, survive the garbages tempest, solve puzzles and defeats the (cute) bad guys! Join Kat and her crew of flipoblock miners in an epic quest in the Flipon solar system! Embark your ship and visit 75+ differents levels through 5+ planets. But beware, each planet is owned by a powerful guardian and each level is a new challenge.
From Orbit (Tentacle Head Games, 6th Oct, £7.19 / €8.19) - In From Orbit you'll manage the crew of a small spaceship. Stranded deep in uncharted space, they need to make their way home. Journey from planet to planet, each procedurally generated with unique environments, challenges, and alien creatures. Explore Scout out the richest resources and the deadliest critters, and discover unique challenges and powerful artifacts.
Game Dev Tycoon (Greenheart Games, 8th Oct, £13.49 / €14.99) - The popular game development simulator which lets you replay gaming history and run your own game development company is finally on Nintendo Switch. Optimized for both touchscreen and Joy-Con, Game Dev Tycoon plays better than ever before. Game Dev Tycoon lets you experience game development history first-hand, from the passionate garage development of the 80s to the AAA studios of today. It’s up to you to hire the best team, create the best games and research the best tech to make your mark on the industry. Create games your way: in Game Dev Tycoon, the decisions you make during development matter.
Home: Postmortem Edition (Benjamin Rivers, 8th Oct, £7.99 / €7.99) - Play the complete indie horror classic, now with a brand-new Postmortem Mode — a guided tour by the developer that brings you behind the scenes as you play the game! Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room — tucked away in a house that’s not yours. Find your way back home — but be careful, because each choice you make can change your story in ways you might not expect.
I Am Dead (Annapurna Interactive, 8th Oct, £14.99 / €16.99) - I Am Dead is a charming puzzle adventure game from the creators of Hohokum and Wilmot’s Warehouse about exploring the afterlife. Morris Lupton is the recently-deceased museum curator of the tiny island of Shelmerston who is reunited with the ghost of his dog Sparky, only to discover that a disaster is about to destroy his beloved island. Together, they must uncover Shelmerston’s ancient mysteries, prevent the island’s volcano from erupting, and save the place they call home.
Ikenfell (Humble Games, 8th Oct, £16.19 / €17.99) - A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found. A heartwarming and twist-filled story about friendship, trust, love and loss3 students in battle, from a total of 6, each with unique powers and strengths48 unique spells: blast your enemies, knock them back, poison them, or heal and buff your allies. There is no "MP"... spells are about skill and strategy!
Juiced! (TimothyvanderHoeven, 8th Oct, £4.49 / €4.99) - An evil wizard is searching for the Eternal Crystals to power his malicious machine. Help treasure hunter Tiko in his epic quest to find the crystals and save the galaxy from certain doom! Juiced! is a 2d adventure platformer with exciting gameplay, unique puzzles and challenging bosses.
Neighbours back From Hell (THQ Nordic, 8th Oct, £12.99 / €14.99) - The neighbours from hell return! In this HD Remaster of the beloved childhood gems Neighbours From Hell 1 and 2, you play the star of a cheeky TV Show who is constantly pranking his nasty neighbour in the most creative and hilarious ways. You want to replace a candle with a firework? What about replacing the shaving cream with the whipped cream? Go for it!
Puddle Knights (Lockpickle, 8th Oct, £7.19 / €8.19) - A mud-based puzzle game where you arrange snake-like capes of chivalrous knights to cover puddles and other hazards. Help the nobles to reach their goal in this lighthearted medieval mindmuck!
Reflection of Mine (£7.99 / €7.99) - Help Lilly Witchgan, a young girl who has dissociative identity disorder. Discover which personality is the real one and uncover a dark plot as Lilly navigates her mindscape. Control two different characters at the same time as you attempt to get to the exit by navigating both personalities through a multitude of traps. Each side of the stage is different for each of the personalities, so be cautious! Can you solve the broken puzzle that is Lilly Witchgan’s mind?
Retro Classix Collection #1: Data East (Golem Entertainment, 8th Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - BAD DUDES: The Bad Dudes must pursue the ninjas through the streets of New York City, a moving big rig truck, a large storm sewer and much more, in order to save President Ronnie. JOE & MAC: Grab your club and get ready to go on a wild, prehistoric adventure with the Cavemen Ninjas - Joe & Mac! Help Joe and Mac, two cavemen who fight against enemy cavemen and dinosaurs using prehistoric weapons. HEAVY BARREL: Fight through the enemy's army and collect pieces for a secret weapon to destroy their underground artillery base. EXPRESS RAIDERS: Save the Old West, with your rifle and your horse, from thieving Train Robbers. SUPER REAL DARWIN: The inhabitants of the planet Lakya unwittingly unleash the planet's life force known as Evol.
Skatemasta Tcheco (eastasiasoft, 8th Oct, £3.59 / €3.99) - Tcheco is back for another herculean journey on his shiny new skateboard. Survive bigger and crazier auto-scrolling stages as you smash and flip over everything that tries to stop Tcheco in his tracks! From beaches and cityscapes to a sports stadium and even the moon, traverse a vibrant selection of stages in any order as you roll your way to victory. Features: Chill out with gameplay that’s easy to learn and fun to master! Keep moving with the automatic scroll of each unique stage. Execute crazy cool attacks to wipe out colourful enemies. Play levels in any order! Enjoy sounds and aesthetics inspired by 8-bit classics.
Space Avenger: Empire of Nexx (£11.29 / €12.49) - Space Avenger is a super fast paced, top down arena, rogue shooter with multiple ships and over 90 upgrades that will aid you in your war against the Nexx Empire. Travel through intense battles across nearly fifteen worlds as you attempt to fend off the Nexx. Fight against gigantic bosses and use an ever-expanding devastating arsenal to overcome all the challenges that await you. Light PRG elements allow you to earn experience every battle and even in defeat use it to upgrade your ship. The all-powerful Nexx Empire has declared war on humanity!
Space Grunts (Orange Pixel, 5th Oct, £12.59 / €13.99) - Space Grunts combines fast paced arcade action with turn-based gameplay. The year 2476, Earth’s space-federation has been building moon-bases across the galaxy. One of the newer moon-bases has been sending out distress signals. . You play as one of the Space Grunts, a team of “problem solvers”, and your mission is to find your way into the moon-base, and figure out what has happened. Find the lower levels of the moon-base, and get to the core of the problems.
Street Racer Underground (£5.39 / €5.99) - Buy your new ride and pimp it till it's hot! Reach as many checkpoints as possible in the endless mode, run away from cops chasing you or compete against other drivers in four difficult racing events. You have your babe on your side to support you in your efforts! Don't forget to combine your nitro as much as possible for a juicy speed bonus! Drive fast go through checkpoints in the endless mode. Push your highscore to the limits. Every checkpoint raises your reward! Watch out, they are harder to reach every time! Don't forget to evade the police!
Super Arcade Racing (OutOfTheBit, 8th Oct, £8.99 / €9.99) - Prepare to enter the world of underground car racing to save your brother. It's not going to be easy, but taking part in the Super Arcade Racing tournament is the only way you can see your brother again and solve the mystery behind the organisation that kidnapped him.
Tacticool Champs (AwesomeIndustries, 8th Oct, £8.99 / €9.99) - Quick matches, wide variety of weapons and unlimited ways to eliminate the opponents are waiting for you! Choose your hero from ten available characters, fight in one of ten unique environments, select from sixty pre-defined scenes or create your own with an in game scene creator! Compete with friends in couch multiplayer or improve your skills playing against computer controlled characters!
The Survivalists (Team 17, 9th Oct, £21.99 / €24.99) - Hunt (or be hunted by!) animals for food and an array of mythical enemies, who aren’t necessarily pleased to see you. Get quests from a Mysterious Stranger or find them washed up on the shore. Prepare to trek into a procedurally generated wilderness, with a variety of biomes, for an adventure that’s unique to every player.
The Legend of Ninja (Prison Games, 8th Oct, £5.24 / €5.99) - The Legend of Ninja is a 2D Action-RPG Platformer. The game aims to immerse you in its fantasy world full of deadly traps, various enemies and mysteries to discover. Players impersonate a fearless ninja passing through dangerous fantasy worlds on his mission to rescue his beloved princess who got kidnapped by a Dracula from her castle. Journey into the unknown as an unskilled fighter with each step, each defeated enemy and boss will bring crucial experience in order to prepare young warrior in his final battle against a powerful vampire.
The Ramen Sensei (Kairosoft, 8th Oct, £11.69 / €13) - Build your ramen rep by fashioning the ultimate bowl from a vast assortment of noodles, soup, and toppings. From roast pork to miso, mackerel, and more--the only limit is your imagination, meaning you'll need to use your noodle to nail the right recipes and bring hungry customers in by the crowd! Enter contests and see how you size up against rivals, thus cementing your standing as superlative sensei of the savoury! Succeed--and one day you might even have your own ramen theme park!
Tiki Brawl (Flynns Arcade, 8th Oct, £0.93 / €0.99) - Grab your friends and throw 'em to the sacrifice pit before they throw you! Tiki Brawl is a fast-paced local multiplayer game (up to 8 players!) game where players must grab their opponents and throw them into a sacrifice pit to survive and win.
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition (Silesia Games, 8th Oct, £4.99 / €5.59) - You will wield the powers of Robin Hood, Snow White and Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde as they fight together in the dark landscape assembled by the evil Bookbinder. He has bound enemies from across the fabled lands to stop you, so be ready for the unexpected.
TTV2 (QUByte Interactive, 6th Oct, £0.89) - A reflex-based indie experience with original audio and art, made by the same creator of the arcade series UBERMOSH. Are you ready to test your reflexes in a new indie game? If your answer is YES; TTV2 is the right game for you. The game was built for you to act quickly, testing your reflexes and attention to detail when trying to escape the maze. Game Details: A game with original art and audio, in a setting with dark elements, such as vines and machines, that will test your attention and agility.
UBERMOSH: SANTICIDE (QUByte Interactive, 6th Oct, £0.89 / €0.99) - SANTICIDE, the sixth volume, adds new elements to the extensively tested gameplay. A must buy for arcade and top-down enthusiasts. Each match lasts 90 seconds and the quest is surviving in a gun-filled pit while defeating as many enemies as you can. Choose the Class Mods and Powers that fits best your playstyle, or do the opposite to polish your reflexes. Classic, Hard Boiled and Santicide mode setups how fast the pit will fill. Rank and Achievements keep you on track beating your previous scores. Welcome back, to UBERMOSH.
WarriOrb (NotYetEntertainment, 8th Oct, £11.69 / €12.99) - WarriOrb is an action platformer where you play as a mighty demon trapped in an unlikely body. You will have to make your way through the ravaged world to regain your freedom and sanity. Along the way you will meet demons, giants, mutants and all sort of magical and crazy creatures.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch™ Legacy Edition
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun!
- The Survivalists™
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!
Flipon and I am Dead for me!
That FIFA cover is horrid looking!
I might grab Ikenfell before its launch sale ends. Also curious about I Am Dead.
FIFA is a joke, half a game on switch yet again! I am happy with my Fifa 20 edition I got for a tenner!
I've got my eye on I Am Dead, but will likely hold off for a sale. Love everything else I've played from Annapurna
Legacy Editions should be a free or $5 dlc for the base game. They could easily just come out with one, called Fifa Legacy, and just update it. Shameful they are allowed to get away with crap like this. it's not like the Switch is a dead system.
They always act like Nintendo is getting a gift by getting any sports games at all from them.
Wondering why people would vote for FIFA. Do you people actually plan on buying the Switch version at this price when you could get a nearly identical experience with FIFA 20, 19 or 18 on Switch? Are the newest kits and all really that important? I just do not get it.
...I mean I shouldn't be talking since I buy certain games all over again as well despite not much being changed but in this case you also have a more practical option where competing consoles get better versions for only a bit more money. Or you must care that much for portability and the newest kits.
I'm not a soccer fan though so it's probably just me.
Green Hell!!! I was waiting for that for long time!
@jump It's like someone's first effort in Photoshop and they couldn't get to grips with layers.
Nothing for me thanks, FE3H, BOTW and SM3DAS are taking up all my time! Wanted to try Mario 35 but I will wait and subscribe later in the year.
No discounts? Guess I'll scout the shop myself this week! 😁
Data East collection? Anyone know anything about this? Is it arcade games?
First of all.... “Dodge These Balls”? Now come on....
Second, Adventures of Chris and 9th Dawn III are on my hot list this week.
I will wait for a review of FIFA 21 first. I want to know about all them new features first.
I thought Juiced! Was a port of that old racer for a second and I was most pleased. Alas not.
@Sinton I’m slightly confused. All the ones listed are already available on switch and have been under £2 each - I think all of them are anyway. Doesn’t seem like superb value unless I’m missing something
I will require reviews before purchasing 9th Dawn and possibly Ikenfell
I hope Survivalists isn't ignored this week. The demo was a lot of fun.
I like the sound of that Agatha Christie game, will there be a review?
I like the look of Super Arcade Racing. The eShop video reminds me a lot of Supercars on the Amiga, but with more depth & customisation. Will keep an eye out for a review
Embarrassed to say I'm picking up FIFA really wanting to play a football game with up to date transfers and stats after refusing to pick up the last 2 FIFAs on Switch.
Will get my money's worth out of it just hate supporting these terrible practices
There was something new on FIFA 19 which was champions league. Since then it’s been the same
Genuinely impressed FIFA 21...err...20...err...19 has that many votes.
"FIFA 21! Agatha Christie! I Am Dead!"
This feels like quite a plausible sequence of events.
@Dazzle Yes! I am playing it now at looks really well for Switch port.
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