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
Pocoyo Party (RECOTECHNOLOGY, 15th Apr, £26.99 / €29.99) - Come play with Pocoyo and friends in these 6 great educational mini-games where you will learn letters, numbers, colours and much more! Win rewards by completing levels: puzzles, pictures and exclusives episodes of Pocoyo that you can watch any time. Play with all the main characters in the series in multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. Pocoyo, Nina, Pato and Elly await you! Enjoy a graphical environment designed by the creators of the hit TV series and the same original music and voices.
Poison Control (£35.99 / €39.99) - Spirits are being trapped in poisonous manifestations of their despair, and only Poisonette and her Soul Mate can purify them! Venture through the different Belles' Hells to defeat enemies, learn the stories of fallen souls and other Poisonettes, and fight your way to Heaven in this stylishly twisted action shooter! - Read our Poison Control review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Archery Blast (£3.99 / €3.99) - Archery Blast offers an ultra-realistic archery experience with stunning 3D graphics, amazing animations and simple intuitive controls. Shoot arrows at targets usually placed at different distances to complete levels.
Cannon Brawl (BlitWorks, 14th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Pilot an airship, command powerful weapon emplacements like cannons, giant flamethrowers, and high-powered lasers. Destroy the very earth from under your enemies’ feet! Cannon Brawl is an exciting mix of real time strategy and artillery gameplay. Your ability to manage combat priorities and focus through the madness of battle will be put to the test. Advance across the kingdom in single player to unlock and discover new units, then experiment with each one to find your favorite combination in online multiplayer.
Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition ( CHIBIG, 15th Apr, £15.29 / €16.99) - Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a relaxing farming adventure where you will have to take care of your tiny planet. Farm, craft and fight monsters to make your home a special place and help others with their quest. Discover the story of Arco in this single-player experience, a tale about growing up, helping others and revealing the secrets that lie on the heart of your planet. We’ve crafted a relaxing game, with a strong narrative and a cast of diverse characters for you to meet.
Dragon Audit ( Archive Entertainment, 15th Apr, £8.09 / €8.99) - Story rich gameplay inspired by point & click comedy classics, told with an anime inspired 3D visual style and modern controller-friendly input.
Emily Archer and the Curse of Tutankhamun (Ocean Media, 15th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Lady Archer is invited to Egypt to see the priceless treasure of King Tutankhamun by her friend Lord Carnarvon. She arrives to find her dear friend murdered and the mask of Tutankhamun stolen. She's on a mission to solve the murder and find the missing mask! Collect evidence, examine clues, and solve intricate riddles as you move closer to the truth. Can you help Lady Archer to solve this case?
FEZ (Polytron, 14th Apr, £11.33 / €12.59) - Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way. - Read our FEZ review
Godstrike (Freedom Games, 15th Apr, £9.03 / €9.99) - Godstrike is a 3D boss rush Bullet Hell based on time. This means that you have to face every Boss and defeat them before your time runs out! Time is money and health, so buying abilities or being damaged will reduce your remaining combat time. You better watch out! SKILLS Along your path, you will unlock over 40 unique abilities by defeating bosses. Before each battle you will be able to customize your ability loadouts to optimize your playstyle and discover powerful combos and synergies! - Read our Godstrike review
Heal: Console Edition (£5.99 / €5.99) - Heal is an experimental adventure game from the creator of DISTRAINT series, exploring the themes of aging and dementia. The narrative is driven by a strong and obscure atmosphere, with instructions and dialog used only sparingly. Wake up from a dreamless sleep, explore the mysteries of your surroundings and solve puzzles.
Hitchhiker - A Mystery Game (Versus Evil, 15th Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - Hitchhiker is a mystery game set along lost highways, where your goal is to solve the puzzle of your own backstory. As a hitchhiker with no memory or destination, you catch a series of rides across a strange and beautiful landscape, tracking the mysterious disappearance of a person close to you. Your drivers range from stoic farmers to off-duty waitresses, and each one has a story to tell. Clues appear, alliances emerge, and nothing is quite what it seems. As your journey continues, you must decode the events of your past while confronting the dangers that lie ahead.
Isolomus (Sometimes You, 14th Apr, £1.79 / €1.99) - Make your own way through the madness! I swear, they forced me to make this game! Help me! (distant mumbling and the sounds of struggle) . . . Play time is about 10–20 minutes. I hope you will remember this experience for a long time. Two endings. The question is which of them is the worst. All the graphics and animations are handmade from plasticine.
Knight Squad 2 (Chainsawesome, 14th Apr, £9.35 / €10.39) - Triumph over your friends in a ridiculous amount of game modes, both locally and online. It heralds the return of a beloved multiplayer experience anyone can play and enjoy. This time, the cartoonish characters have even more modes to fight in and wilder weapons to fight with.
Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami (qureate, 15th Apr, £15.09 / €16.79) - In this side-scrolling action-adventure game, you'll need to scour the inside of an abandoned hotel, looking for clues to solve the mystery of the hotel and ensure your escape from a mysterious, murderous mascot intent to kill. The fate of the girls' lives will change dramatically depending on your actions in the game.
Park Inc (Pix Arts, 14th Apr, £2.49 / €2.49) - Unpark your cars from jammed parking spaces! Guide your cars out of the parking, avoiding to hit other cars and moving obstacles. A wide variety of crowded and troubled parking lots are waiting for your skills on over 150 unique levels, in a never ending game increasingly difficult! Can you unpark them all?
Rain on Your Parade (Unbound Creations, 15th Apr, £10.79 / €11.69) - Rain on Your Parade is a slapstick comedy game where you play as a mischievous cloud. Play across a wide range of levels while unlocking new abilities and mechanics that get progressively more ridiculous. Make new friends and help them too - it's an adorable schadenfreude game! Travel the world Travel across the world, inventing new ways of causing chaos and mayhem.
Ravensword: Shadowlands (Ratalaika Games , 14th Apr, £5.59 / €5.59) - After the fall of Ravengard, the world descended into chaos. The Kingdom of Tyreas stood alone against a sea of dark elven invaders. The Ravensword was lost, and the dark times began. As a descendant of an ancient line of kings, you alone have the power to wield the Ravensword again and restore that which was lost. Explore a vast and richly detailed world, gather powerful weapons and items, increase your skills, and follow a deep storyline to solve the mysteries of the Kingdom of Tyreas. Seamlessly switch between First and Third Person view while mastering different skills, making quest-altering and reputation-altering decisions!
ReactorX (TERNOX, 14th Apr, £3.75 / €4.25) - - Easy to play, exactly what you need to rest from the dynamics of big games; - Level-design with no dead ends, so you don't have to restart any level except if you really want to start anew; - Short animated cutscenes with story elements. Engine rooms include such elements as: 1. Power grid: it receives the power from the reactors. Each reactor has a distinct shape of routing the energy it contains. Objective of each level is to have every power grid cell filled with energy. 2. Colouring rays: they change the colour of the reactor which it touches. Game starts with only red-coloured reactors, then proceeds to include yellow-coloured, blue-coloured and non-coloured, which must be first exposed to the colouring rays. Upon going into the colouring ray, player can lose the level. 3. Various obstacles that block the way.
Relicta (Koch Media, 15th Apr, £15.99 / €19.99) - Relicta is a first-person physics-based puzzle game where you need to creatively combine magnetism and gravity to unravel the secrets of Chandra Base. Alone in the depths of the Moon, your scientific mind is the only thing that can keep your daughter alive … Play as a physicist stranded on a derelict Moon base and bend gravity and magnetism to your will. Will you rush straight ahead or will you take your time to unravel the intrigues of 22nd century orbital politics? Buried in the eternal darkness lies a secret that might claim your daughter’s life - or change the fate of humanity. Are you ready to face the consequences of your research?
Rock 'N Racing Bundle 3 in 1 (£22.49 / €24.99) - Enjoy 3 games in 1 with this irresistible speed games pack!
SaGa Frontier Remastered ( SQUARE ENIX, 15th Apr, £19.99 / €24.99) - The beloved 1998 RPG Classic, SaGa Frontier, is reborn with improved graphics, additional features, and a new main character! Experience this role-playing adventure as one of the eight heroes, each with their own storyline and goals. With the Free Scenario system, unfold your own unique journey. Engage in dramatic battles, using the Hirameki system to gain new skills and carry out combined attacks with your allies! New Main Character, Fuse! The new main character, Fuse, can be played once certain conditions have been fulfilled. The Fuse scenario features great new tracks from Kenji Ito, and is full of new content.
Snowball Collections Bubble (£5.39 / €5.99) - Discover these nostalgic and mythical characters with the classic bubble game. By combining colours, you will be able to make "Combos" and get various special "PowerUps", such as the targeted rocket, the destroyer bomb and the laser shooter, all of which will help you reach the top of the ranking. Beautiful and nostalgic graphics set in a charming toy store from long ago, which will take you back to your most retro childhood. Relaxing and immersive game where you'll be trapped until you discover which unusual character is hiding behind each snowball.
Space Marshals (Pixelbite, 13th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - ABOUT THE GAME Space Marshals is a Sci-fi Wild West adventure taking place in outer space! This tactical top-down shooter puts you in the shoes of specialist Burton in his hunt for dangerous fugitives after a disastrous prison break. TACTICAL COMBAT Use the environment to your advantage. Avoid attacks by taking cover. Flank enemies for extra efficiency, but avoid getting flanked yourself! Use the tools of the trade to gain an edge - frag grenades, flash bangs, distractions, personal shields, proximity mines and more.
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble (Polygoat, 15th Apr, £8.76 / €9.74) - Save your corn and defeat troublesome thieving Tooki! As Stitchy, a dedicated scarecrow, you are on a mission to recover every stolen piece of corn and reclaim your fields from the evil wooden Tooki! Pursue your corn across several distinctive worlds. On your legendary quest you’ll have to dodge wooden piranhas in lush jungles, tackle Tooki in dark temples and try not to lose control on a snowy mine cart ride – and much more! Each world has 9 levels, a boss battle, and a secret level for the curious.
Team Troopers (Kistler Benjamin, 15th Apr, £13.41 / €14.31) - Play Team Troopers a team-based low poly art first-person shooter! Play with your friends and fight in epic matches in a great low poly stylized world. Play epic matches in team death match, capture the flag or free for all. Be the frag leader, Sneak into the enemies base and steal their flag, or win as a team and earn coins to make customize your soldier or weapons! Level up to upgrade your default loadout and buy attachments for your weapons to get your weapon your way.
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (Akupara Games, 15th Apr, £9.35 / €10.34) - Twin Lakes is a cursed city. Less cursed than say, “Demons are tearing it apart” but more cursed than “always loses its keys” or “often steps in puddles”. It’s roughly in the middle of the cursed scale, is what we’re trying to say. Cursed enough that it’s a nuisance. Cursed enough that somebody has to deal with it… That’s where The Darkside Detective comes in.
The Longing (ASHGAMES, 14th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - Play as a lonely Shade, the last servant of a king who once ruled an underground kingdom. The king's powers have faded and he falls asleep for 400 days to regain his might. It is your duty to stay in the earthen palace until he awakens. As soon as you start, the game inevitably counts down the 400 days - even when you stop playing and exit the game. It is now up to you to decide what to do with your solitary existence beneath the soil. Don't stress yourself, you have plenty of time.
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (Draw Me A Pixel, 14th Apr, £11.69 / €12.99) - "There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension" is a point-and-click comedy adventure (and point-and-click only! ) that will take you on a journey you never asked to go on, through silly and unexpected video game universes. Will you be able to play along with the "Game" to find your way home? We sincerely think NOT.
Throw it! Animal Park (TOMCREATE, 15th Apr, £3.39 / €3.88) - Throw it! Animal Park is an animal dropping game that anyone can enjoy. Fly the animals and drop them into the receptacle, and the animals will come to the park! When you hit the same animal, it gets bigger and bigger and you get a high score! When you see the biggest animal in the map, you'll see. . . ! When you get an item from the roulette wheel, various effects will occur. You'll be lucky if you get a fever! You can litter all you want for 10 seconds!
Tribal Pass (£3.99 / €4.79) - Tribal Pass is a tactical hardcore runner comprised of resource management and environment interactions – all on the run. Tribesmen make their way through the unfriendly wilds encountering a quick river, a herb, a human and a beast of various danger. You play around encounters, splitting and uniting the tribe, arming it properly, making sure your people are alive and your food is in stock.
ZombieVital DG (Mediascape, 14th Apr, £10.59 / €11.8) - The Heroes are coming to raid your Dungeon and its up to you to make sure they find it challenging. Design your own dungeon and fill it with Monsters, Traps and Treasure!
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Dragon Audit
- Harvest Moon: One World
- PC Building Simulator
- Tools Up!
- Touhou spell bubble
- TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS
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!