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
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Prophecy of the Throne (£53.99 / €59.99) - One month after Subaru's life in another world began, an emissary brings news to royal candidate Emilia that the royal selection is postponed. A nun named Melty Pristis has appeared to defy prophecy as the mysterious sixth candidate seeking the throne. With Melty's arrival casting doubt on each candidate's legitimacy and the Witch Cult plotting in the shadows, will Subaru be able to protect all those he holds dear?
Switch eShop - New Releases
Blow Up Monsters (Piotr Skalski, 4th Feb, £1.79 / €1.99) - Blow Up Monsters is an arcade, physics-based game where you need to use bombs to eliminate all monsters from the map. There are lots of levels to go through, and you need to test your prowess as you try to complete every level. The game is very immersive, and you always need to remove all the monsters, even if it feels hard to do. There are lots of dynamic elements that move in the game, so you can use those to your advantage. In the end, you must use the limited number of bombs to kill enemies and it will be well worth it every time.
Blue Fire (Graffiti Games, 4th Feb, £16.19 / €17.99) - Embark on an extraordinary journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hidden secrets of this long-forgotten land. Explore mystical temples, encounter survivors and take on strange quests to collect valuable items. Along your adventure, slash your way through daunting adversaries, roam across mysterious and abandoned regions, leap through deadly traps and ultimately master the art of movement. A Haunting World – Travel through the perished world of Penumbra to explore unique areas filled with diverse enemies, sharp 3D platforming challenges, quests, collectibles and more.
Bubble Bubble Ocean (Pix Arts, 4th Feb, £3.49 / €3.49) - Bubble Bubble Ocean is an addictive bubble game with 80 puzzles levels packed of fun! How to play: Match 3 bubbles to rescue kind fishes! Features: Professional designAddictive and fun to play, pop fast! Aim easily: shoot bubble with long lines This game will please anyone including family and kids.
Byakko-tai Samurai Boys (OperaHouse, 4th Feb, £17.79 / €19.99) - The title Byakko-tai Samurai Boys Japan 150 years before . . . Story of the Japanese young samurais who shake in opening of the country. The main character who holds the key of the Aizu war in 1868 . . . she run through turbulent times with "Byakko-tai troop". . . Outline In under the Tsurugajo castle,sons of the high class's officer will receive telling called "10-regulation" from time of 6 years old. When it'll be 10 years old, the boys who learned "10-regulation" enter Hanko Nisshinkan School.
Cresteaju (PLiCy, 2nd Feb, £4.24 / €5.09) - This is a JRPG where you fight on battlefields rendered in 3D graphics using the NintendoWare Bezel Engine. The characters' positions are important in battle, and their magic will be affected by where they stand, and they can also protect other friends. Each character has LP(Life Point) and MC(Magic Capacity), and uses magic by consuming MC. Consecutive weapon attacks will recover more MC. Magic can be learned by using Ability Points and choosing what you want. Luna's home city of Cresfield has been overrun by Eternal, an armed cult that believes in false God.
Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition (PLAYDIGIOUS, 2nd Feb, £12.59 / €13.99) - Cultist Simulator is a game of apocalypse and yearning. Play as a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Perhaps you're looking for knowledge, or power, or beauty, or revenge. Perhaps you just want the colours beneath the skin of the world. In this roguelike narrative card game, what you find may transform you forever. Every choice you make, from moment to moment, doesn't just advance the narrative - it also shapes it.
Digerati Best Sellers (Digerati, 4th Feb, £11.67 / €12.99) - A triple treat of Digerati hits! This bundle contains Slain: Back From Hell, Snakeybus, and Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition. A heavy metal inspired arcade combat game with stunning pixel art visuals, challenging old-school gameplay, and a brutal soundtrack. Fight through a Gothic world and face the deadly overlords that reign over each of its cursed realms. Defeat them to continue your quest, or fail and die gruesomely… An absurd arcade-driving game and frantic score-chasing experience where the biggest danger is yourself!
Flying Hero X (EpiXR, 4th Feb, £7.99 / €7.99) - Evil unicorns conquered Meow York City! It's about time to unleash your true hero skill and get some revenge! Save all the cute kitten in this thriving city on a beautiful island and upgrade your gear to fly faster than any other hero ever! And finally. . . show those unicorns what you're made of! FLYING HERO X offers an explorable open world with lots of missions and dozens of easter eggs and hidden areas to discover (including a Cow- Level).
Football Cup 2021 (7Levels, 4th Feb, £7.19 / €7.99) - The fields of most famous stadiums glow under the spotlight and are ready for your team. Explore the vast amounts of uniquely designed levels and fight your way through each tournament phase! Meet the legends in the finale and show them how it is done! Claim all your trophies and become a beacon of football experience.
Glittering Sword (£4.49 / €4.99) - Not every game can be rated solely by screenshots. It's like a human's essence that can’t be measured by a staged photo. And thus Glittering Sword is not that kind of game that some may think judging by screenshots or trailer. On the first glance it looks like typical action-adventure, like many other classic titles from the 90's. Glittering Sword is full with the spiritual references to these classical gaming brands, and it’s shiny and balanced graphical setting helps the player to dive into the memorable adventure.
Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story (SteelArtsSoftware, 4th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story is a stealth based single player adventure that throws you right into the middle of the Martian invasion. Play as Harper through her personal story amidst the most significant event in human history. Based on the great work of H. G. Wells, explore the English countryside and encounter iconic concepts such as Black Smoke, Red Weed and of course the almighty Fighting Machine and it's Heat Ray! Sneak, craft and trick the souls under Martian influence, and when it all gets too much.
Habroxia 2 (eastasiasoft, 3rd Feb, £8.99 / €9.99) - In the aftermath of a brutal attack on Free Space, humanity sends scout ships to the star system that was at the source of the assault. But when one of the pilots doesn’t return home, it’s up to his daughter — the talented starpilot Sabrina — to find him. Habroxia 2 is a non-linear, old-school space shooter with upgrades, boss fights, and even New Game+, all wrapped in a retro package combining pixel graphics, chiptunes, and stellar gameplay.
Haven (£22.49 / €24.99) - Yu and Kay have escaped to a forgotten planet, leaving everything they knew behind. Play the two lovers as they settle into an unknown world. Glide over the fragmented planed looking for parts and material to fix your ship and make it a cosy home. Enjoy moments of everyday life as a relatable couple while cooking meals, crafting and collecting precious resources to make it to the next day. Fight against those trying to tear you apart by synchronising actions in combat, finding the perfect timing and rhythm, while controlling both characters and battling to keep them and their relationship alive.
How to take off your Mask Remastered (£14.99 / €14.99) - Lilia is just an ordinary girl who works in a bakery. She spends every day happily with her childhood friend, Ronan. One day Lilia finds her body has shrunk. Moreover, she has grown cat ears and a tail? ! She panics, jumps out through her room's window, and runs towards the town. And the first person she bumps into is the city guard, Ronan. One day you discover the other side of your partner you had never known. What is the truth beneath the masks? Each of them has secrets. The mask of "Big Sis" and "Luccretia Girl" she wears. The mask of "Lil Bro" and "City Guard" he wears. Which one of them will be taken off first?
Jumping Stack Ball (£3.99 / €3.99) - Bounce on and destroy platforms stacked in rotating spirals to complete levels. Sounds easy? Simple gameplay but tricky levels! Hit Colored plates to destroy them and descend your ball. But hitting a black plate means Game Over! You can choose to play at full speed at your own risks and benefits or go carefully waiting for best opportunity to fall down.
Magical Maze ( Piotr Skalski, 4th Feb, £1.79 / €1.99) - Magical Maze is an engaging, fun game where you need to guide the coin from the beginning of the maze and up until the end. The way you play is you use Joy-Con™ controllers and then guide the coin towards the end. There are multiple different options, so you really have to figure out what works for you and what feature gives you the best value and experience here. Magical Maze comes with minimalist graphics, and you will get to experiment in multiple ways as you try to complete every level. With 10 levels and 270+ stages, there are always challenges to encounter, you just have to check it out and see how far you can go.
NUTS (Noodlecake, 4th Feb, £15.29 / €16.99) - A single-player surveillance mystery set in a remote forest - record the squirrels, report your findings… and uncover the secret that the curious creatures are hiding. Gear up your caravan, boot up your GPS, spread out your map and head for the depths of Melmoth Forest. As a rookie field researcher, you’ll place cameras during the day, and watch the footage at night, tracking the movements of a scurry of squirrels. Where do they hide their nuts? What puzzling routes do they take? And why do they behave so strangely?
Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest (HeroCraft, 14th Jan, £10.07 / €11.19) - Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest is a pixelated point-and-click adventure game in the spirit of 90’s classics. Our cast: Odysseus "Oddy" Kosmos, the onboard engineer of the spaceship, and his one and only companion, the sarcastic robot Barton Quest. Oddy’s team embarked on a mysterious expedition seven years ago, leaving Oddy and Quest to maintain the ship. A task with its own challenges, of course. The trouble is, Oddy is exceptionally lazy and bored of being alone - only treats can hold his attention anymore, leaving Barton to shepherd the glum engineer around as they mind their obligations, lest the ship plummet from orbit.
Skyforge (MY.COM, 4th Feb) - DISCOVER AELION Skyforge is an online action game inspired by science-fiction and fantasy, set in a breathtaking universe rife with gods and monsters. As an Immortal of Aelion, team up with players around the world to uncover amazing stories, explore lands uncharted, and defend a massive, constantly evolving world from invasion! PLAY WHEREVER, WHENEVER Take your intergalactic adventures on the move! Session-based gameplay makes it easy to play while traveling, on your lunch break, or kicking back at home. Pick up and play anytime, anywhere: Aelion will be waiting for you!
Station Manager (Kairosoft, 4th Feb, £11.69 / €13) - All aboard this exciting journey to build the world's greatest train station! Customize your station with your favorite facilities and trains. Help your passengers travel in comfort by adding vending machines, benches, information boards and more. With fun features including arcades, VIP lounges and taco stands, you'll soon be everyone's favorite stop! Link different carriages to create new trains for business, tourism and more. Expand into the surrounding area to attract new passengers. It's full steam ahead for your spectacular new station! Watch as it fills with commuters, students and other travelers! Try searching for "Kairosoft" to see all of our games! !
Super Meatball (WOWWOW Technology, 4th Feb, £0.75 / €0.99) - Super Meatball is game combine race car, foot ball and meatball! ? You can play with your friend in local multiplayer mode. The rule is easy. Shoot the fork on your car to get the meatball and bring the meatball into the shark's mouth to get 1 score. The team with higher score after a 3 minutes match is the winner!
Urban Street Fighting (£7.99 / €7.99) - Find the original fighting experience with this hardcore beat'em up game. Defeats your opponents with amazing stunts and blows. Full 3D, Action-packed with realistic physics, single player or local multiplayer, this game will bring you hours of fun. Main Features: AAA Physic Engine AAA Graphic Engine Advanced AI engine, selectable difficulty 6 characters 5 sceneries 180 animations Optional musics Realistics Sound Effects Solo Against Device or 2 Player Mode Multiple Combos Intuitive Controls
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition
- JUMP FORCE - Deluxe Edition
- Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition
- WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom
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!