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 eShop - New Releases
60 Seconds! Reatomized (£8.5 / €9.99) - Scavenge supplies, rescue your family, and stay alive in your fallout shelter. Make difficult decisions, hunt mutant roaches. . . and maybe survive. Or not. Dolores, Ted, Mary Jane and Timmy return to face the nuclear apocalypse in this new, remastered edition of the classic atomic adventure - 60 Seconds! Reatomized, featuring refreshed 2D graphics and hand-drawn 3D textures, new interactive menu, improved UI system, a technical refresh, and of course. . . new content! ∙ NEW GAMEPLAY MODE Survival Challenges - unique, short storylines which will put your survival skills to the test! ∙ NEW OPPORTUNITIES to escape the wasteland in form of a storyline spanning across multiple playthroughs! Can you escape the wasteland in style? ∙ NEW RELATIONSHIP SYSTEM more stories and crazy interactions between the McDoodle family members! ∙ NEW SOUNDS, ART AND UNLOCKABLE VISUAL CONTENT allowing you to add a little color to your fallout shelter! ∙ NEW ACHIEVEMENTS!
Among Us (Innersloth, 15th Dec, £3.89 / €4.29) - An online and local party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-10 players. . . in space!
Body of Evidence (No Gravity Games, 17th Dec, £7.19 / €7.99) - FEATURES: Full of black humor. Many ways to complete each level. 30 different flats with unique crime scenes. Advanced hiding body mechanic. Advanced ragdoll effects - lift, bend, move, drop, squeeze naturally. Music by Draco NaredFrom the creators of House Flipper! BECOME THE "CLEANER" Become a dead body disposal specialist! As a “cleaner” you need to get rid of the body and make sure there is no evidence left behind. Remember, you’re on a clock. Think fast, use proper tools, and don’t mess up… Leave one smear of blood and you’re in trouble. All of this in a low-poly noir style. HIDE BODIES BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE! Hide the body in a locker, dump it off the coast or put it in a barrel full of acid, the choice is yours! Start with some simple cleanups, work your way up by completing new orders. No jobs are the same, but each one requires you to be quick and professional!
Boot Hill Heroes (Experimental Gamer Studios, 15th Dec, £4.99 / €5.52) - Boot Hill Heroes is the first game in a series that fuses elements of spaghetti western film - gunslinging outlaws, brave lawmen, and the untamed wilderness - with classic RPG storyline and gameplay. It's an epic Wild West adventure packed with excitement, intrigue and a dose of humor. Retro Refresh: An experimental combination of old and new ideas that brings unique experience to modern gamers and old-school fans alike. Boot Hill Bounties fuses elements of spaghetti westerns - gunslinging outlaws, brave lawmen, and the untamed wilderness - with classic RPG storyline and gameplay4 Player Co-op: Play single player or up to four player local co-op. Friends can seamlessly drop-in and take control of one or more of the four characters! No Random Battles: Enemies can be seen and avoided, and previously defeated enemies move out of your way. Fight outlaws and animals! Can you stop a barroom brawl? Can you defeat a gang of raccoons hoarding precious garbage?
Calico (Whitethorn Digital, 15th Dec, £8.99 / €9.99) - Calico is a day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town’s cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures! You will journey to a small village filled with magical girls and other fantastical friends, where you are placed in charge of a run down cat café. Build up your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, yummy pastries, and get it bustling with animals again! Calico is meant to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The gameplay reflects that with a laid back, low stress creative environment to explore and play in.
Cave Digger (Mekiwi, 14th Dec, £13.39 / €14.9) - Gear up to explore the town and the depths of the mountain. Excavate bedrock with your hard swings, reap the rewards of Mother Earth, and trade mined valuables for new gadgets. Outside of the saloon, a town in ruin awaits its savior! Fix the train to enter the mines and dig deeper than any miner before you. Features: Explore the elevator shaft and four massive train levels full of mysteries, riches, and strange happenings. Some fishy higher power seems to engulf the Frontier! Build up the way to the mines by gearing up and upgrading your vehicle. But beware, the adventure can end in eight different ways depending on the actions and choices taken. Meet a companion to help to carry the weight on your shoulders. Go on a treasure hunt for hidden magical loot. Item upgrades – technology advances in unimaginable ways, making mining more profitable! 28 achievements and more to come in free content updates. How much riches will be enough? Will you be able to stop?
Chill Panda (Onteca, 14th Dec, £2.99 / €2.99) - Baby Pandas grow up fast! Chill Panda is excited to go out into the world but feels worried about exploring alone! Chill Panda heads to the beautiful island of Chillville near the sea where it’s said that a very calm and wise panda lives. Discover the secrets of the island. Help Chill Panda manage fear and worry. So that nothing can stop Panda from having fun! Fill Chill Panda’s Well of Wellbeing by drinking water and chewing bambooMeet the villagers and help them out by farming and clearing the landUse your senses to catch firefliesCreate colourful pictures and to decorate Chill Panda’s homeEarn coins by completing tasks to buy furniture and equipment for Panda’s home and gardenRelease energy at the beach by surfing the waves or banging on the drums Adult Section Chill Panda is based on a unique mobile application championed by the National Health Service (NHS) digital app store in the UK.
COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND (SQUARE ENIX, 15th Dec, £14.99 / €19.99) - The first Game Boy RPG to sell over a million units and the memorable first installment of the series: THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND. A title that gained popularity through its refined gameplay system and the journey through a diverse world: FINAL FANTASY LEGEND II. A unique story that travelled across time that featured a new and an innovative character leveling system. : FINAL FANTASY LEGEND III. Experience the origins of the SaGa series with the COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, the first complete port of these hugely popular titles. The collection includes new enhancements like high-speed mode as well as features unique to the Nintendo Switch, such as adjustable screen magnification and game screen background customization. Featuring compatibility with, of course, handheld mode, but also with TV mode and tabletop mode. Furthermore, this game also revives the nostalgia of playing the original by enabling vertical usage of the console after removing the Joy-Con.
Crawlco Block Knockers (eastasiasoft, 17th Dec, £6.39 / €7.19) - Return to the feel of smokey ‘90s Japanese arcades as you pull, kick and match blocks to reveal hidden images of the lovely ladies behind each stage! As blocks enter the play field, knock them into marked zones while avoiding and smashing enemies, all as your workspace gets tighter. Aim carefully to boost your score, but don’t get boxed in! Crawlco Block Knockers arrives on Nintendo Switch with even more hot content featuring uncensored and “modesty” modes, new character art, additional stages and added localization. With a light-hearted story and plenty of retro neon aesthetics, this is the definitive way to experience Crawlco’s unique blend of reveal mechanics and match-3 puzzle action! Features: Match blocks in marked zones to reveal some very lovely images. Jump, pull and kick blocks in pixel art style! Control the naughtiness of your experience with “modesty” settings. Test your block-slinging skills in elaborate boss battles!
Dark Arcana: The Carnival (£13.49 / €14.99) - Investigate two worlds: the one you know and an alternate plane existing behind the Hall of Mirrors. Discover the secret of an ancient being known as the Evil One. Reveal the story of star-crossed lovers and stop the Evil One from breaking its magical chains and invading our world. While traveling through dimensions, you will solve cleverly designed minigames and find hidden objects or play a special minigame as an alternative. Best of all, you will befriend a cute and clever monkey devoted to aiding you on this adventure.
Dark Grim Mariupolis (TERNOX, 15th Dec, £3.81 / €4.24) - Encourage yourself and step into darkness… Enter Mariupolis, a dark place accompanied with confusing, strange music of no visible source. You are some sort of a detective, and therefore you need to investigate, but why? That’s the thing you’re going to find out… or, maybe not. Everything depends on you and sudden whims of Pentaculus, a grim god stretching its hands out over the whole city. Investigate and solve puzzles, while resisting dark and obscure grasp of Mariupolis, where the only things guarding you from its baneful influence are sarcasm and arrogance. And be aware – your hero might actually die. Steal another’s property to find out the truth. Solve puzzles and conduct investigations. Reply in appropriate manner in dialogs to achieve your goals. Sometimes you’ll have to make a moral choice. Deceive and hide your true intensions. Complain about life, work and social order.
Defentron (Zerouno Games, 17th Dec, £8.99 / €9.99) - Get ready and battle for the ultimate upgrade. Defentron, the retro-futurist computer system is trying to safeguard itself from malicious viruses that seek to control its core. Use strategy to upgrade your lines of defense and become the most powerful security system ever known. Think like an 80s software. You will face fast, hard, resilient enemies, capable of regenerating or splitting when destroyed, returning to the battlefield. Nobody will be safe until the last of the living enemies falls. Will you be able to save Defentron from the enemy threat? It all depends on you.
Dicey Dungeons (Distractionware Limited, 16th Dec, £12.14 / €13.49) - In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh, Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as you work together to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll. Play as six different characters, each with their own unique play styles and abilities. Master each class and figure out which one best fits your style in this charming world filled with a growing array of twists and secrets. Can you make it out alive? Maybe, but luck is definitely not on your side.
DOG GONE GOLFING (Vagabond Dog, 17th Dec, £7.19 / €7.99) - 6 EXCITING GAME MODES: PAWTTLE ROYALE - Grab up to 8 local players and compete against your friends. Tee off simultaneously as you compete to be the first to get your puck in the hole. No two matches are ever the same! WORLD TOUR - Master the art of Dog Golfing as you compete through a series of 20 unique worlds. Each world adds new challenges and features to test your skill. Compete for Dog Park supremacy and earn coins to unlock new puck skins. SHOT STREAKER - See how long you can keep your streak going in this challenge mode where you have a limited amount of shots per hole. Each time you play new holes will be generated, so no two rounds are ever the same. Only true masters will climb the ladder and become a Dog Golf hero. ENDLESS JOURNEY - No hole is ever the same but all players complete holes in the same order! Play forever as you explore the infinite universe of Dog Golfing. This mode literally never ends, even the developer doesn't know what lies ahead.
Freddy Spaghetti (£4.99 / €4.99) - Follow along Freddy's story as you plunge head first into challenges and obstacles. Created in a laboratory machine by the brilliant Dr. P Starr, Freddy’s story turned out to be quite the adventure that would follow. Freddy uses rope physics to simulate a squishy, stretchy, ropey character. Walk, Run, Jump, Slide, Slap, Smash, Kick, Dodge and Epic Fail your way to the Goal. Overcome the environment, master your spaghetti! Features * Fun and easy controls * Physics all over the place * Unique levels * Hilarious and captivating story * Professional narration * Heaps of personality
Gems of Magic: Lost Family (Mindscape, 17th Dec, £7.99 / €9.99) - Gems of Magic brings a match-3 game together with wonderful hand-drawn art with a story of magic, gems and adventure. Discover this mystical enchanted forest in a calm and relaxing world of spirits and magic. But a dark cloud is forming over the forest and Hurricane has kidnapped the Fuzzy family. It's now time to help the magic creatures to save the Fuzzy family and restore the magical forest. Game Features: 100 fun levelsSimple gameplay with a mystical storyHand-drawn artAdd boosters to help you progressUse hammers, replacement magic, lightning and mystery magic
Grindstone (CAPY, 15th Dec, £11.31 / €12.59) - Smash creeps to get huge combos and earn precious Grindstones in CAPY’s hit puzzle-battler. Cash in your grindstones to craft new gear and overcome devious enemies, obstacles, and boss encounters as you conquer Grindstone Mountain’s 200+ levels, and prove your prowess on the daily mode’s leaderboards. Features: Brutal Puzzle-Battle Action200+ Levels to conquerDaily Challenges w/LeaderboardsDozens of Weapons & Gear to UnlockAward-Winning Soundtrack by Sam Webster
Jigsaw Fun: Piece It Together! (Mindscape, 14th Dec, £12.99 / €14.99) - Jump into a relaxing puzzle alone or with up to 4 players. With hundreds of unique jigsaw puzzles, Jigsaw Fun has the largest library of images and jigsaws to enjoy. From cats & dogs to cityscapes, from beautiful nature scenes to colorful balls of yarn, piece together your favorite puzzles! Features: 200+ unique jigsaw levelsHuge selection of high-quality puzzle imagesUp to 4 player local multiplayerEasy and accessible touch controlsPick up where you left off with automatic save feature4 different piece counts (max. 500 pieces)8 different backgrounds to customize your gameTime challenge mode
KAUIL’S TREASURE (JanduSoft, 17th Dec, £4.49 / €4.99) - Kauil's Treasure is a new single-player adventure-puzzle game where you, the father of a teenage girl named Sophie, need to find your daughter before the horrors behind Kauil's Treasure find her first. Thus, you'll have to solve the hardest puzzles, avoid the rotten souls corrupted by Kauil, and use your whip to get to the most dangerous places and save your daughter. Do you have what it takes to find the most important treasure of your life? Dr. Goodfall's skills include moving and jumping around, using his whip to get to other places and activating some mechanisms. He can also pick up, drop, throw and burn certain objects. During the game, your main objective will be to find the way to the next level. For this, you'll have to solve puzzles and use your whip. Your final objective is finding your daughter before it's too late.
Killer Chambers (Village Bench, 14th Dec, £9.19 / €8.99) - To get the King's Crown and save the realm Brave Lord has to face the ghostly apparition of Lord Grave and break through the deadly rooms of the Royal Palace fiercely protected by countless trap mechanisms. Killer Chambers is an action-platformer/memory-game hybrid. You must survive in small rooms filled with traps until one turn of the hourglass. Beware, even if you're hit only once you die! Can you hold out against an unforgiving bullet-hell in a narrow space? Nothing is left to chance, every trap pattern is made to be challenging yet fun to solve but quick reflexes alone will not be enough to survive. Arm yourself with masochistic persistence and good (muscle) memory, the King's Crown awaits you! Fast-paced and tough action-platformer with puzzle and "bullet-hell" elements. Over 40 rooms, each one with 3 levels of difficulty. 5 floors with unique traps and bosses. More than 500 finely tuned trap patterns. A funny story told by dialogues in a visual novel style.
Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons (CIRCLE Ent., 17th Dec, £16.19 / €17.99) - Experience a lengthy and challenging story campaign, an enthralling tale full of emotive writing, plot twists and high stakes moments. Grow with your team by clearing strategic turn-based battles, with many optional missions and details to consider – which class will you upgrade for each character, and what equipment or skills will you prioritise? Developer Rideon’s highly-regarded turn-based strategy battles are carried out from an isometric viewpoint, and are characterized by increased depth as you position characters not just in terms of elevation and enemies, but also to maximise attacks and defence depending on the direction you face. Varied weapons and skills are all tools that need to be utilised smartly for the best results. New to the series for Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons are fully 3D Battle Maps, along with improved visuals and audio. Character designs are from Mr. - Read our Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons review
Outbreak Lost Hope (Dead Drop Studios, 17th Dec, £9.93 / €11.04) - Experience a mother's desperate search for her daughter in the midst of a nation-wide epidemic. Taking place in the Outbreak universe by Dead Drop Studios, this story follows Gwen just after her harrowing escape from an urban center during the outbreak. A terrible accident causes her to get separated from her daughter Hope and she has to fight the undead to survive. . . and save her daughter.
Shakes on a Plane (Assemble Entertainment, 15th Dec, £12.59 / €13.99) - Shakes on a Plane is a chaotic co-op shaking game for one to four players. Flying on various planes with your flight crew, serve up a variety of tasty shakes, burgers, fries and many more dishes before the plane lands on the airport and your passengers rate your services. But it is not only you who creates all the mess. Aliens always had a look on our shiny planet with its weird citizens but undeniable and delicious food they are creating and cooking. The intergalactic community competes in fame rewarding cooking competitions and the species with the most sophisticated meal wins. This is when humanity can play its part in this extraordinary event and show the galaxy what real fast food can taste and look like. Features: Serve your passengers with up to four players and cooperate in convincing them that flying with you is always a good decision.
SYNTHETIK: Ultimate (Flow Fire Games, 16th Dec, £8.90 / €9.99) - Fight against relentless opponents and unforgiving bosses encased in ever-changing environments. Master the uniquely deep and satisfying weapon mechanics and the unprecedented amount of customization. Discover a seemingly unending amount of weapons, items, perks and character upgrades. THE NEXT LEVEL IN GUNPLAY Master SYNTHETIK's uniquely rewarding magazine eject and active reload mechanics! Weapons can jam and overheat, check yourself before you burn yourself! Tame the movement based recoil, discard and switch between varied ammo types. Savor the uniquely satisfying and direct weapon handling, rewarding precision and mastery! We even brought headshots to the top-down perspective for the first time! What makes Synthetik so special? FREEDOM & EXPERIMENTATION There are many ways to play and an endless number of gear combinations. Everything can work! Play stealthy and tactical? Let turrets do the work? Heavy weapon madness? Slice and dice with your plasma blade?
Traditional Tactics Ne+ (Daidai, 17th Dec, £8.09 / €8.99) - You are "Prince Natri", explore the dungeon "Royal Tomb" to be the king. In there, many spirits are waiting to make a trial of your courage. Let's fight and try the simulation battle with your units! ***** Features ***** This is turn-based Simulation RPG. You and enemy take turns playing like Chess. Move your units on the map and beat the enemy to clear each stage. The rules of this game are so simple that you can understand easily, and there are many features for beginners. Example : (1) You can do Save at anytime. (2) Your units don't vanish even if defeated. (3) Useful item "Support Card" helps you. But, it's never easy to complete all stages. So you should remember that. . . The most important thing is "Thinking Carefully" ***** Language ***** English and Japanese are available.
Unto The End (Big Sugar, 17th Dec, £17.99 / €19.99) - Unto The End is a challenging, handcrafted combat-adventure. Alone and outmatched, a humble father must endure a desperate journey to get back to his family. Armed with a sword, a dagger, and his wits, he must outfight and outsmart the creatures he encounters as he treks through unfamiliar lands, where every step brings him closer to home but is fraught with untold dangers. Features: Read-React Combat: One of a kind combat system focused on skill and mastery, designed and built from the ground up specifically for 2D. Fight intelligently and strike tactically with your sword and range weapons in fierce one-on-one and group battles Handcrafted Nuanced Encounters: The adventure unfolds through carefully crafted encounters, each featuring intelligent, worthy opponents, all with their own motivations and place in the world Player-Skill Focused: A challenging single-player experience with minimal handholding.
When the Past was Around (Chorus Worldwide Games, 15th Dec, £7.09 / €8.49)
Yum Yum Line (Mindscape, 17th Dec, £6.99 / €7.99) - Fantastic fun for all ages. Match up the same colours to clear lines and make sure that you don’t get stuck. With infinite replayability and the local battle mode, Yum Yum Line gives you the chance to play by yourself or challenge a friend on the same screen. Features: Classic Line gameplayInfinite replayabilitySplit-screen multiplayer mode for a 1-vs-1 challengeLocal leaderboard
Switch eShop - Special Offers
|Just Dance® 2021 (UBISOFT)||-34%||Thu 1st Jan|
|Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Gold Edition (UBISOFT)||-60%||Thu 1st Jan|
|FINAL FANTASY VII (SQUARE ENIX)||-50%||Thu 1st Jan|
|Cuphead (STUDIO MDHR ENTERTAINMENT)||-30%||Thu 1st Jan|
|Overcooked 2 (TEAM 17)||-50%||Thu 1st Jan|
|Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (BANDAI NAMCO EUROPE)||-75%||Thu 1st Jan|
|Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (YACHT CLUB GAMES)||-37%||Thu 1st Jan|
|Resident Evil 4 (CAPCOM)||-25%||Thu 1st Jan|
|Sayonara Wild Hearts (ANNAPURNA GAMES)||-40%||Thu 1st Jan|
|Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (CAPCOM)||-40%||Thu 1st Jan|
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
- Jigsaw Masterpieces
- Link-a-Pix Deluxe
- ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun!
- Touhou spell bubble
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!