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
Gal*Gun Returns (£40.49 / €44.99) - Add the main heroines, angels, and all the students/faculty at the academy together, and you get a huge cast of over 70 characters! In addition to the students and faculty, you may even cross paths with some ladies who are pretty rare sightings! Let those Pheromone Shots fly to stop the hoards of girls trying to confess their love to you, and you just might be in for a happy ending with your one true love!
Little Nightmares II (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, 11th Feb, £24.99 / €29.99) - Return to a world of charming horror in Little Nightmares II, a suspense adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by the humming transmission of a distant tower. With Six, the girl in the yellow raincoat, as his guide, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower. Their journey won't be easy; Mono and Six will face a host of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare to face this collection of new, little nightmares? - Read our Little Nightmares II review
ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, 11th Feb, £57.99 / €69.99) - The Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack for the series' latest title "ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV" is available at last! An all new world of strategy awaits you. Make a display of your strategies on an increasingly worldly stage! With new elements "Geographic Advantages" and "Outlander Cities", the strategy of conquering land is even deeper! With "Geographic Advantages" based on the characteristics of each province, as well as the appearance of outlander tribes, the intensity of battling for land has been taken to the next level.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (£49.99 / €59.99) - Power up, team up, one up to save the Sprixie Kingdom! Pounce and climb through dozens of colourful courses! Mario (and his friends) can use a variety of power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities like climbing and scratching. Team up with up to three other players locally or online to reach the goal and see who can get a high score. Explore a seamless feline world in the new Bowser’s Fury adventure. Free-roaming Super Mario gameplay makes a return in this brand-new adventure. - Read our Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury review
Switch eShop - New Releases
#SinucaAttack (eastasiasoft, 10th Feb, £3.59 / €3.99) - Cleverly crafted indie platform puzzler #SinucaAttack arrives on console, bringing its unique blend of pool ball physics and 2D platforming to new players worldwide. Choose your character, customize your cue stick and leap into a series of fast-paced room escape puzzles where pool balls are your greatest weapons. With each room you enter, challenges get increasingly complex, introducing new stage gimmicks to manipulate and obstacles to overcome. Ricochet your shots off the floor, ceiling and walls to activate switches and open doors. Even use jet packs to reach new heights as stages go vertical! But watch out for pitfalls, and be careful not to trap yourself inside!
Aground (Whitethorn Digital, 11th Feb, £10.99 / €12.29) - As one of the last human survivors, you find yourself stranded on an uninhabited island. With a few other victims of the crash, can you craft, mine, and build your way to survival? Aground is a Mining/Crafting RPG, where there is an overarching goal, story and reason to craft and build. As you progress, you will meet new NPCs, unlock new technology, and maybe magic too. Will you be able to raise dragons? Launch into space? The sky is literally not the limit. Beneath its simple exterior, Aground hides a lot of depth and surprises that will keep you wondering “what’s next?"
Choices That Matter: And Their Heroes Were Lost (Tin Man Games, 10th Feb, £4.99 / €4.99) - You wake up in a dirty prison cell with no memory of who you are. And, you're not alone. Who are the other prisoners? What are they to you? Are they your allies... or enemies? Will you escape? Try to find out who you are? Why did the people who captured you steal your memories—instead of just killing you? Travel the world as you uncover the details of a past that holds many secrets, and a future that is in peril.
The Flower Collectors (Mi'pu'mi Games, 11th Feb, £16.19 / €17.99) - Barcelona, 1977. An ex-cop in a wheelchair witnesses a murder, and teams up with a young ambitious journalist to bring the truth to light. With camera, binoculars and transmitter in hand, uncover the town’s secrets from your balcony in this soul-searching detective mystery. One stormy night, you witness a murder. Determined to uncover the truth, you form an unlikely alliance with young ambitious journalist Melinda and start your investigation.
Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing (£4.49 / €4.99) - When a pandemic puts the lockdown on a blooming relationship, will the new couple keep the romance alive, or will distance pull them apart? Cozy up with their quarantine story and see if they’ll find a way to stay connected in the weirdest of times in this new episode of the Half Past Fate story.
Healer's Quest (NSwitchDS_HealersQuest, 11th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - When evil forces awaken in the darkness, the world needs a team of heroes… But when these heroes are a ragtag bunch of unskilled jerks, only the healer can save the day. Healer’s Quest is a lighthearted Comedy RPG where you take on the role of the most underappreciated party member in any fantasy realm: the Healer. Joining a band of inept misfits - a bossy tank, a handsome archer, a depraved mage, and a raging barbarian - you must keep your party’s health topped up whilst simultaneously managing dwindling mana reserves.
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption (Silesia Games, 9th Feb, £14.39 / €15.99) - Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is an epic - and humorous - fantasy adventure and role-playing game in which you take on the role of Shawn O'Conner, a young man striving to become a hero as well as a rogue. During the day, Shawn attends classes at the University, practices his skills, and tries to make friends with other students. At night, it's time to pull out weapons, armour, and traps to explore the abandoned wine cellars, stunning sea caves, creepy catacombs, and deadly dungeon beneath Hero-U.
Hexagon Defense (Nether Yoshi Studio, 9th Feb, £2.39 / €2.69) - Hexagon Defense is an arcade-style defense shooter game where you protect your hexagon from enemies. Enjoy a wide variety of stages with different themes and difficulty. Craft your own gameplay experience with 20+ items, buffs, and skins! You're the boss.
Negative: The Way of Shinobi (Art Games Studio, 11th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - Become a ninja prodigy, whose clan village was attacked by a mysterious sorcerer alongside the samurai army. Uncover ninja skills, use stealth or head-on approach. Reveal your father's secret intentions and stop the invasion.
Speedway Bundle Stock & Truck (£17.99 / €19.99) - In Speedway Racing, you will enjoy the fastest, most spectacular races at over 350 Km/h, avoiding multiple collisions against 12 rivals. There are several modes available, including Championship, Arcade and 4-player multiplayer. In Speed Truck Racing you'll enjoy the dirtiest, fastest, and most spectacular races at speeds over 200km/h, avoiding multiple collisions against 10 adversaries. The game has different modes, such as Championship, Arcade, and 4-player multiplayer.
Stealth (£5.19 / €5.79) - Stealth is a game in which you need to think here and now. Each delay can cost you a level of failure. Only meaningful actions, quick and sharp movements will help you to get to the end of the level. Hide or eliminate enemies using sound bombs, rescue hostages, this and much more interesting await you in the minimalist Stealth world.
Steamroll (£8.99 / €9.99) - Steamroll is an adventure and puzzle game with a touch of minigolf. It creates a steampunk atmosphere where you will have to solve puzzles by designing and shooting steamballs from your vehicle to create ramps, walls, activate triggers, blow things away, and more. In Steamroll you are a young engineer in his first day of work and take control of the Scarabeus, the greatest new steam-fuelled vehicle invention, while you try to survive in a crumbling mine and look for a way out.
Summer Catchers (Noodlecake, 11th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - Embark on an epic road trip adventure of a lifetime in Summer Catchers. With your trusty wooden car you must travel to distant lands full of mystery, strange creatures and exciting races in your quest to finally experience summer. However the journey won't be easy. Driving through shadowy forests, dark swamps, vast valleys and underground cities you will encounter obstacles and larger than life situations. With your trusty travel bag in hand, you can work your way through these uncharted lands and just like in real life, find a few friends and secrets along the way.
Tri6: Infinite (Clockwork Origins, 11th Feb, £7 / €7.99) - Dive into the Tri6 cyberspace, avoid procedurally distributed obstacles and beat the evil Virus enemies as long as possible to reach the top of the global leaderboards! Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer and make life difficult for your friends using different powerups from missiles and mines to boosts and jumps.
UltraGoodness 2 (£4.99 / €4.99) - UltraGoodness 2 is a bloody mess of dynamic and fun action, about the struggle between Good and Evil in the world. Dark Forces are ready to be torn to pieces in this bloody action game, but now it’s blended with the time manipulation, and availability of permanent companion cat. Kill enemies and manoeuvre through a hurricane of fireballs! Can you take on gruesome enemy hordes, deadly traps and challenging bosses? UltraGoodness is about having fun, so turn off your brain and show ‘em your rage!
UnderMine (Thorium Entertainment, 11th Feb, £15.49 / €16.79) - Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and dungeon crawling with RPG-like progression. Mine gold, die, upgrade yourself, and try again! Discover hundreds of items including relics, potions, blessings, and curses that all combo and stack for a new experience every run.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
- Lethal League Blaze
- Little Nightmares II
- Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
- Override 2: Super Mech League
- The Outer Worlds
- ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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!