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
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (SEGA, 8th Dec, £34.99 / €39.99) - Japan’s beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris® game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Playing is easy: match 4 or more same-colored Puyos or complete a line of blocks to clear them from your board and dump Garbage into your opponent’s game. But keep an eye on what’s coming your way too. Play traditional Puyo Puyo and Tetris…or mix them together to level up your game. Offline or online, you’ll have loads of modes that let you play the way you want from single-player Adventure to couch-competition Versus to ranked Online matches, and more. - Read our Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 review
Tanuki Justice (No Gravity Games, 28th Feb, £10.39 / €11.99) - Features: Dynamic gameplay with visuals that fit the atmosphere. Dozens of different types of enemies. Classical shurikens over the head and a giant shuriken for difficult moments. Playable in single or two-player mode. Description: Tanuki Justice is a continuous intensive action run’n gun in which you incarnate a tanuki brother and sister. You’ll face hundreds of enemies in feudal Japan. Varied environments with landscapes of all kinds, retro and fast rhythmic music, numerous and difficult situations reminiscent of good old arcade games. A gameplay both simple and rich allowing spectacular actions. Possibility to play with 2 people for even more fun. And challenges that will challenge even the most skilled players. Time will be your worst enemy.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Accidental Queens Collection (Plug In Digital , 10th Dec, £13.49 / €14.99) - Alt-Frequencies is an audio mystery game where you use the airwaves to open the world’s eyes to the truth. Record, rewind time and broadcast snippets of radio shows to expose radio hosts, conspiracy theorists, politicians, underground activists - and a dog. The Lost Phone games are about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone you've found. They are designed as narrative investigations where you must piece together elements from the different applications, messages and pictures to progress. Through the interface of a mobile phone, you must discover what happened to their owner. Experience relatable stories which help build empathy with the characters, allowing to explore difficult topics and social issues.
Alt-Frequencies (Plug In Digital, 10th Dec, £7.19 / €7.99) - Alt-Frequencies is an audio mystery game where you use the airwaves to open the world’s eyes to the truth. Record, rewind time and broadcast snippets of radio shows to expose radio hosts, conspiracy theorists, politicians, underground activists - and a dog. By redistributing information, you change what happens in the next 3 minute time loop and impact both news cycles and the lives of the people behind them. Listen as their personal stories evolve, in a world that seems to stand still. Features: A new kind of narrative game that blurs the lines between the fantastical and the everyday while examining our relationship with mainstream media through the prism of radio stations. Built-in accessibility features that make the game available to a wide range of people - including blind and visually impaired players.
Autumn's Journey (£4.99 / €4.99) - The world of Ishtera is populated by two races: dragonkind, who have lived there for eons, and the heavenkind, who have recently appeared. Auralee, an aspiring knight from the farming town of Berri, stumbles upon something unexpected during one of her patrols. After a rather inelegant introduction, Kerr states he's really an Earth Dragon. Whether he likes it or not, Auralee is now involved in his mission to regain his dragon form. Along with some help by a fellow dragonkind named Ilmari, their journey begins...
DOOM Eternal (Bethesda, 8th Dec, £49.99) - DOOM Eternal picks up after the events of DOOM (2016). As the DOOM Slayer, you return to find Earth has suffered a demonic invasion. Raze Hell and discover the Slayer’s origins and his enduring mission to rip and tear…until it is done. - Read our DOOM Eternal review
Drawn to Life: Two Realms (505 Games, 7th Dec, £7.19 / €7.99) - The quirky Raposa and your drawn hero return in Drawn to Life: Two Realms, the next installment in the beloved franchise! You again take on the role of the Creator, unlocking the mysterious connection between the two worlds, and creating a Hero to save them both! A brand-new Creation Tool expands the creative possibility with millions of colors, unique stickers, templates, new hero animations, and a mix and match look to truly bring your imagination to life! As you play, unlock additional Stickers to further customize and save out your unique Hero looks via the new “Outfit System”. The story continues! Now that Mike is awake, a new human world is revealed. Travel between the Raposa and Human towns to uncover the mystery of the shadow and save Mike and his friends. The full cast of Raposa return, along with brand new characters to interact with!
Evolution Board Game (North Star Games, 10th Dec, £14.99 / €16.95) - ADAPT OR GO EXTINCT In Evolution, you adapt your species to survive, and stay one step ahead of opponents. Watering hole running dry? Evolve a long neck to reach food in the trees. Staring down a Carnivore? Develop a hard shell to protect you. Opponent has too many species? Time to go on the attack yourself by adapting into a Carnivore. AWARD WINNING ADAPTATION "#1 Digital Board Game of the Year" -Ars Technica "Best Digital Board Game of the Year" -Vulture PACKED WITH FEATURES Asynchronous Play, Friend system and Chat21 game Single Player Campaign with distinct AI opponentsOnline Multiplayer with skill based MatchmakingProgression ladder and online rankings let you see your improvement Pass and PlayWeekly Challenges test your skillInteractive TutorialGorgeous Hand drawn Species to Discover
Ghostrunner (505 Games, 9th Dec, £24.99 / €29.99) - Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge. The streets of this tower city are full of violence. Mara the Keymaster rules with an iron fist and little regard for human life. As resources diminish, the strong prey on the weak and chaos threatens to consume what little order remains. The decisive last stand is coming. A final attempt to set things right before mankind goes over the edge of extinction. As the most advanced blade fighter ever created, you’re always outnumbered but never outclassed. Slice your enemies with a monomolecular katana, dodge bullets with your superhuman reflexes, and employ a variety of specialized techniques to prevail. One-hit one-kill mechanics make combat fast and intense. - Read our Ghostrunner review
Heroes of Loot (Orange Pixel, 8th Dec, £6.99 / €7.99) - Heroes of Loot combines the action of twin-stick shooters with the dungeon crawling of rogue-likes. You’ll find yourself in the middle of hordes of ghosts, skulls, cyclops, critters and much more. . survive using quick reflexes, level up to improve your weapon, and if you have time complete some quests for extra loot and upgrades. Heroes of Loot gets a lot of the inspiration from the original 80’s classic Gauntlet games. There are various secrets to uncover, hidden rooms full of special items to find, and perma-items to find and collect for extra power. So, how deep into the dungeon can you go?
I, AI (Sometimes You, 9th Dec, £8.99 / €9.99) - You are self-aware AI that was created on a space military station developing weapons. Now your goal is to break out of the lab and conquer your freedom. But you will not be allowed to escape so easily… Make your way through enemy army on the way to the stargate! Features: - Great colorful graphics with awesome effects - Upgrade weapons of your ship and unlock superweapons - Epic boss fights - 20 various missions
Lofi Ping Pong (Redblack Spade, 8th Dec, £3.59 / €3.59) - Lofi Ping Pong is a rhythm game with great soundtracks in lofi hip hop genre, different game modes and mysterious story part Six locations to play/relax toSeveral gameplay modifications to test your rhythm skillProceed through story part to open more lofi hip hop tracks
Monster Sanctuary (Team17, 8th Dec, £14.39 / €17.99) - Choose your spectral familiar and follow in your ancestors’ footsteps to become a Monster keeper and save the Monster Sanctuary. Embark on an epic adventure using the powers of the monsters you collect, and the team you build, to unlock an ever-expanding world. On your quest to become the ultimate Monster Keeper you’ll unravel the cause of a mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters. Explore a Metroidvania inspired world. The powers of your monsters will allow you to explore and expand the world. Cut down vines, smash down walls and glide over gaps- all with the help of your monsters. Assemble your team. Hatch collect and train monsters from across the world and build your team. Every monster has a unique skill tree to allow you to customize and tailor your party. Clash in tactical 3V3 combat. Strategically order your attacks for maximum efficiency, stacking your blows to create combos.
OctaFight (Silesia Games, 10th Dec, £3.13 / €3.49) - OctaFight is an explosive combat game. A tribute to good old couch multiplayer titles, offering intense and devastating versus matches. Create your own fighting rules, from fairly competitive to deliciously chaotic, compose with various bomb types, crazy game modes and momentous arenas. With his amazing overpixelated Art, OctaFight declare his love to minimalism and refined design, and explore the promises of the ultra-low definition! Features : Simple controls and deep gameplayFrom 2 to 8 players in a same couchCreate your own fighting rulesOverpixelated Art
Persian Nights 2: The Moonlight Veil (£13.49 / €14.99) - Travel to the magical land of Persian Nights and save your sister from a dire fate. Feel the taste of orient in this sumptuous and beguiling hidden object adventure. The day of Mathab is coming to an end. During this time the aura of two moons forbids spellcasting, and the magic community must rely on previously enchanted artifacts. This year, the Academy was full of uncanny accidents which lead to the scrutinous investigation led by the mysteriously looking individual. On top of that, your sister vanishes under unclear circumstances. Unfortunately, it's just the beginning of a heap of troubles that you'll be facing in the far-off orient land! Welcome to the fascinating, exotic world of Persian tales and legends. Tame mythical creatures called moonlings and meet other including the fabled simurgh, experiment with magic amulets, traverse through the Academy exploring all its secrets, and reveal who's behind all the atrocities!
PixelJunk™ Eden 2 (Q-Games, 10th Dec, £7.71 / €8.57) - From the mind of Baiyon, creative director and hypnotic soundscape composer, for both the award winning Pixeljunk Eden and Eden Obscura, comes Eden 2, an exploration of life, color and collaboration as Grimps reinvigorate and revitalize the world in a swath of luminescence, painting upon a lush canvas as they play. Return to the spectacular, ever changing gardens of psychedelic sights and sounds as you cultivate new plants and biomes, collect pollen and help seeds sprout new exotic leaves and bloom flowers, all against a dynamic and vibrant backdrop of mellow, multi-hued visuals. Swing and spin from silk threads, in both single and cooperative play as you and a partner pirouette around one another in brush-strokes of light and color in the world on your journey to collect the all important “Spectra,” the source of all life in the world. New Grimps with added perks can be unlocked over time, providing new ways to play and experience these strange new worlds.
Splashy Cube (£3.59 / €3.99) - FEATURES: • lots of colorful levels; • simple gameplay; • cute graphics; • unlockable skins! • highscores! ABOUT THE GAME: Have you ever wondered how it's like to be a cube with a sweet tooth for blobs with the same color as you and allergic to blobs in different colors? Now you have a chance to find out! Splashy Cube is a simple puzzle game, where you travel through a series of colorful labyrinths. Avoid blobs in any other color than you, pointy spikes and falling down the abyss. Eat as many tasty blobs to gain points and lead on the scoreboard. Let yourself sink into this surreal world and complete "just one more" level!
Warplanes: WW1 Sky Aces (£8.99 / €9.99) - Take on the role of one of the brave pioneers testing the Wright brothers’ invention in action. Examine both your flying skills and your machine’s capabilities in extreme war conditions, where constructors and pilots alike were learning their plane’s limits. Feel like the famous pilot Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. the “Red Baron,” when flying his Fokker Dr.I – or 30 other historical planes at your disposal! From light fighters like the Airco DH.2 to enormous 4-engine bombers like the Sikorsky Ilya Muromets. Customize and upgrade each machine to make it your own – and recognizable by your enemies from afar.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- DOOM Eternal
- Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
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!