The latest (delayed) 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
Iris.Fall (PM Studios, 7th Jan, £15.29 / €16.99) - Fusing gameplay with light & shadow. The concept of light and shadow runs throughout the design of the game’s story, art and puzzles. Switch between light and shadow and pass through the two realities as you experience unique interlacing of black and white, as well as both 2D and 3D.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Arcade Archives Rod Land (HAMSTER, 7th Jan, £6.29 / €6.99) - "Rod Land" is an action game released by JALECO in 1990. Control fairy siblings Tam and Rit to rescue their mother who has been kidnapped by an evil demon. Use a magic wand (rod) and rainbow boots to scale MABOOT TOWER and defeat its master! The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. *The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (KEMCO, 7th Jan, £16.19 / €17.99) - Muspelheim, a nation of desert and wilderness, also named as “the Sand Kingdom. ” Volker, a blacksmith's son, always dreamed of becoming an adventurer, but he finds himself adventuring aiming to become a court blacksmith at the same time! Adventure into dungeons, get materials by gathering and looting monsters, then craft high quality equipment. Whether you equip them or display and sell them in your shop is up to you. Find other party members at the Guild and fulfill requests to progress through the story and earn rewards. There are 14 classes, faith selection, and passive skills that grant you free character customization! The adventurer blacksmith begins his journey!
Charge Kid (Pineapple Works, 6th Jan, £1.43 / €1.59) - Charge head first into… spikes! Then use your handy energy bullet to boost through obstacles and live to solve more puzzles in this 2D puzzle-platformer of deliberate charging! Charge Kid is a game where each jump is a puzzle. You have to find clever uses of the mechanics and physics to ""solve"" each location by reaching the desired location. You have limited resources to make each jump. The game focuses on the puzzle aspect instead of precision-platforming. The hard part is figuring out how to use your resources to make each jump instead of the execution. But don't get fooled! The execution is also hard, which means finding each solution is even harder! Features: Tight controls and fluid movement,Challenging gameplay,Puzzles with multiple solutions,Cute and minimalistic pixel art,Slick sound effects and music!
Choices That Matter: And Their Souls Were Eaten (Tin Man Games, 6th Jan, £4.99 / €4.99) - And Their Souls Were Eaten You have a gift. With your gift, the dead are never truly gone. But what if there is a dark side to your gift? What if there are those who can pervert your talent, and alter the balance of life and death? Travel across a steampunk 1830s Europe, where metal is magical, giving powers to those who wear it. Learn more about your ancient gift and what it means for you, your family, and humanity. Uncover the nefarious plot to destroy all life. . . and fight against time to stop your enemy from destroying everything you hold dear. CHOICES THAT MATTER is a collection of epic text adventure games similar to the classic Choose Your Path Adventure books. Our interactive stories are some of the most complex in the this category. No one player can discover the entire story in a single play through!
Cthulhu Saves Christmas (Limited Run Games, 4th Jan, £11.39) - The master of insanity, Cthulhu, has lost his powers (again! ? ) and the only way he can get them back is by rescuing Santa Claus from the League of Christmas Evil in this prequel to Cthulhu Saves the World! Join Cthulhu, the Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga-chan, and Belsnickel as they build R'lyehtionships, fight the League of Christmas Evil, and catch the Christmas spirit! Fhtagn! Fight the Krampus, Mari Lwyd, and other Christmas League of Evil villains in unique, turn-based combat! Insanify your enemies! Build your R’lyehtionship levels with friends and foes in the super-streamlined life sim segments! Tentacles! Multi-character abilities! More chickens than you would expect in a Christmas game. Pacing that doesn't waste your time! Fun for the whole family! Estimated time for single playthrough on medium difficulty: around 4-5 hours depending on playstyle.
Espacio Cosmic Light-Seeker (PLiCy, 4th Jan, £3.49 / €3.99) - This space is full of magical characters too! Enjoy the monochrome worldview with cute space animals. What is the true nature of this space? What awaits you in search of the light! The appearance of your buddy Celluar is customizable! There are also various item books, so try to complete them!
G-MODE Archives25 Topolon (G-MODE, 7th Jan, £3.59 / €3.95) - TOPOLON is a futuristic action puzzle game that challenges the nano-world. Viruses have the habit of moving back and forth on wires that are strung across the circuitry. Collide and destroy viruses by attracting and splitting them up. Viruses will continue to be generated indefinitely and, if left unattended, will transform into other forms. The key to clearing a stage is the player's ability to make quick decisions and efficient operations. There are three different game modes, three difficulty levels, and a random stage generation function. Enjoy this immortal masterpiece that once won the "Mobile Game of the Year" award. About G-MODE Archives The G-MODE Archives is a reissue project that faithfully recreates old feature phone games as they were back then. In order to enjoy the app as it was back then, the web-connected menu, buttons, and keys have been transplanted, but some of them may not work.
Kingdom Tales 2 (Ocean Media, 7th Jan, £8.99 / €9.99) - A long time ago, there was a kingdom ruled by a fair king, Arnor. His daughter Dahla was the most beautiful and clever in the land. Noble lords from many kingdoms begged the King for his daughter's hand. No one was good enough for his Dahla. However, in absolute secret, young blacksmith Finn and Dahla were in love. Until one day their secret love was revealed! The king was furious! Join the expedition of the King's builders and architects on their noble quest! Explore, gather, produce, trade, build, repair and work for the well-being of all of your subjects. But watch out! The greedy count Ohli and his spies never sleep! Help Finn and Dala, the two young "love-birds" reuniteFind your way to glory through 40 exciting levelsMeet peculiar and funny characters along the wayOutsmart the greedy Count Ohli and his spiesBuild the prosperous kingdom for all of your subjects3 difficulty modes: relaxed, normal and extreme
Maze with cube (Piotr Skalski, 4th Jan, £1.79 / €1.99) - Maze with cube is a fun puzzle game where you need to guide your cube as you try to find the end of the maze. There are more than 100 levels to play through, each one with its own maze and unique gameplay challenges. You will need to test all your puzzle skills as you try to complete challenges and reach the next experience. As you play, you will become better and better at puzzle games. Every new puzzle adds a higher level of difficulty, but it all increases gradually. So there’s a lot of fun to be had and a variety of exciting experiences for you to enjoy. All you have to do is to check out Maze with cube today! Features: Great puzzle game experienceGuide the cube to the end of the mazeMore than 100 levels to play throughSimplistic, minimalist graphics
Puzzle Plowing A Field (Piotr Skalski, 4th Jan, £1.79 / €1.99) - Solve the puzzle in 50 extra levels. The goal of the game is easy. Go through all the areas without leaving any and without going through it twice.
Sense - A Cyberpunk Ghost Story (eastasiasoft, 7th Jan, £15.29 / €16.99) - Inspired by classic adventure games and the origins of the survival horror genre, Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story celebrates the slow, cerebral creep of dread instead of relying on over-the-top action or jump scares. With careful attention to pacing, atmosphere and storytelling, this futuristic tale seamlessly blends 2. 5D exploration and problem solving with suspenseful ghost encounters that act as paranormal glitches in our own reality. In Neo Hong Kong, 2083, a young woman named Mei Lin Mak is dragged into a maelstrom of supernatural horror. As she peers into the century old mystery, Mei is forced to question her perception of reality and her trust of her cybernetic eyes. Under the neon lights of a cyberpunk cityscape, the ruins of the Chong Sing Apartments hide a bloody secret illuminated by the traditions of Chinese folklore and innovations of the industrial future.
Shadow Gangs (JKM Corp, 7th Jan, £19.99 / €23.99) - Shadow Gangs is an arcade style ninja action game. The graphics are HD hand drawn and traditional style animated. The soundtrack was made by a lead guitarist over a 5 years period. You play the role of Dan the current ninja order master. Your mission is to rescue your family from the Shadow Force crime organisation, whose members are known as the Shadow Gangs. Use your ninja transformation ability and your special powers. Venture over 10 levels, defeat the 6 bosses, save your family and defeat the Shadow Gangs. Live The Legend Of Dan The Crimson Ninja!
Stardash (Orange Pixel, 7th Jan, £7.99 / €7.99) - Not just the looks of a classic game, also the gameplay of a classic platformer. This game is NOT EASY! you have an endless amount of lives, so you can quickly restart a level when you miss a jump, get hit by an enemy, get bitten by a plant, get hit by a spiky-ball, crushed by big statues, run onto spikes, get hit by a wasp, or any of the other many ways you'll get stopped in your run. BUT when you do complete a level, the rush you get will keep you coming back for more, and more, and more, and. . Unlock special temple levels by finding hidden keys, unlock a flip-mode by completing a level both within the time set, and also by collecting all the coins in a level. Stardash is all about the gameplay thrown at you in awesome retro graphics and original chiptunes.
SuperMoose (Ultimate Games, 8th Jan, £5.75 / €6.39) - Meet SuperMoose. He doesn't have a car, he doesn't jump on blocks (in fact he's afraid of heightS), he desn't even have a beautiful beloved one. He's just a moose, but not so ordinary! Maybe he don't know karate, muay thai, and jujitsu, but he has a huge heart! When someone needs help in the woods, he's the first. . . to run away! So far the forest lived peacefully. There was no indication of the upcoming tragedy. The Company engaged in construction of houses, wants to take over the forest and cut it out completely, depriving animals of their natural home, and build blocks of flats. Animals are not too happy. Someone wants to evict them without leaving anything in return. Everyoneis panicking! They don't know what to do! Is there someone who can help them? It seems that there's one animal that didn't show any sign of fear . . . it's SuperMoose. But not because he is so brave, he just went asleep and missed the whole ruckus.
Table Soccer Foosball (Pix Arts, 5th Jan, £3.74 / €3.74) - Full 3D environment, hyper-realistic physics and 4 superb tables with really different characteristic make Table Footbal - Foosball the best table soccer game. Best GameplayHyper-intuitives controlsTop-class Artificial Intelligence, with 3 levels of difficulty
Top Gun Air Combat (Pix Arts, 4th Jan, £7.49 / €7.49) - Nato armies are engaged in a 21th century conflict against Russian Federation Army. As a Top Gun Pilot from US Air Force, you fly the best American Fighters (F18, F35, F22. . . ) through multiple missions across battlefields around the world (Cuba, Lebanon, Ukraine. . . ) in cooperation with your European Allies Aircrafts (Typhoon, Rafale, Mirage. . . ). You will be engaged in air combat against Russian Fighters (Mig 27, Mig 33, Su 37. . . ). Lock your targets, choose amongst different missile systems and riffle, shoot and forget! Powered by a very realistic physic engine that makes the game highly playable, Top Gun Air Combat will make you feel real sensations of modern air combat.
Travel Mosaics 7: Fantastic Berlin (JetDogs, 4th Jan, £7.19 / €7.99) - Travel Mosaics - an absolutely beautiful and brilliant edutainment game for all ages is back with a new chapter! The adventurous Walker animal family are traveling to the great city of Berlin! Travel Mosaics 7 brings you 140 new and unique nonogram puzzles. Сompared to classic nonograms, Travel Mosaics puzzles are color-coded, and each puzzle contains a hidden image that is revealed as you play! It’s amazing brain-jogging fun for everybody interested in the history of Berlin. The game features cool souvenirs, customizable puzzle tiles, bonus levels and more: get ready for a fantastic holiday in Germany! Game Features: BEAUTIFUL virtual tour of the German capitalFun facts and trivia questions140 colorful puzzles + 20 NEW BONUS levels3 varied difficulty settings All puzzles can be solved just by logic - no guessing involved! But don’t worry - the Walkers have prepared 4 types of hints to help you out if you ever get stuck.
Virtual Battle (SAT-BOX, 4th Jan, £5.75 / €6.45)
Wacky Run (Piotr Skalski, 4th Jan, £1.79 / €1.99) - Wacky Run is a cool and fun arcade game where you need to race against other people and acquire floorboards to use them for shortcuts. It’s a nifty and fun game you can play, one that’s incredibly fun and full of exciting gameplay ideas. Every level is randomly generated, so you really need to use your wits and your tactics in order to win. The game is designed from the ground up to be very intense, full of exciting ideas and extremely rewarding. Do you have what it takes to beat your enemies and find the best shortcuts? Try out Wacky Run today and immerse yourself into the ultimate racing battle as you try to win! Features: Intense racing gameGet planks and use them for shortcutsRandomly generated worldsBeautiful 3D worlds
Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest (Walkabout Games, 7th Jan, £12.14 / €13.49) - Explore the myths and monsters of Europe’s last primeval wilderness. Play as Maia, who arrives at the ancient Białowieża Forest looking to explore her family history. Visit real-world places of mystery and power. Witness how nature clashes with technology and greed. For the first time ever, you will be able to experience Werewolf: The Apocalypse on your Nintendo Switch. Heart of the Forest adapts the mechanics of the legendary title from the World of Darkness universe, emulating the experience of a classic role-playing session. It’s tailored for World of Darkness veterans and newcomers looking for an accessible entry into this rich, acclaimed universe. Discover beautiful, distinctive collage art that combines hand-illustrated characters with pictures of real places to inspire your imagination. Make tough choices that often bring dramatic consequences. They teach you to fear rather than to be angry, but fear solves nothing. Rage gets things done. - Read our Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest review
Zotrix Starglider (Ocean Media, 7th Jan, £8.99 / €9.99) - Zotrix is an arcade space shooter inspired by early shooter games on arcade machines from 80's and early 90's. Designed for all generations it contains levels with nice and colorful enemies while focuse is on the arcade element of the gameplay. Chains of enemy ships are lining up one by one while you perform maneuvers to clear the perimeter and avoid being cleared out yourself. Victory doesn't come easy as you have to earn every single score point. Each stage consists of 3 waves of enemies where each wave is more challenging. Carve your way towards final battle while you unlock new ships and gain rewards. Special type of gameplay is designed for two player mode. You and your friend are pit against Zotrix aliens to cooperate and find the right balance in the battle to survive and win. unlock new shipssingle player and two player cooperative modesglobal leaderboardscollect amazing achievementsnice arcade synthwave music
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
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