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
A Long Way Down (Forever Entertainment, 1st Apr, £12.14 / €13.49) - A Long way down is a mash-up between an RPG and a deck-building game. Embody Sam and try escaping this maze where a sneaky and evil mastermind reigns. Let your memories and your choices guide you. . . but don't fall into darkness. Craft a deck The cards you choose will determine how you explore the dungeon and how you defend yourself from the horrors it contains. Fight your way through the unforgiving monster maze Great challenges await you as you go deeper into the dungeon.
Abbie's Farm for kids and toddlers (Asylum Square Interactive, 1st Apr, £8.09 / €8.99) - Help Abbie feed the animals or bake a tasty cake. The farm has lots of animals that want to be cared for. Their food grows in the yard, and Abbie can draw water from the well. Children playfully learn what to feed to each animal. But don't worry if they aren't fed or given water for a few days - they can take care of themselves as well!
Acalesia (Victory Road, 1st Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - Our attractive protagonist wishes for just two things — to save the princess and to become rich. Actually, he’s doing it just to get rich, but if the princess Celinda will be saved in the process, let’s consider it a nice bonus! To get all the treasures of Acalesia this hipster with a shotgun will have to fight hordes of monsters, sneak through a myriad of devious traps and reveal a few secrets of survival.
Afterpulse (Digital Legends, 30th Mar, £17.99 / €19.99) - An electromagnetic pulse has changed everything. The balance of power is unstable. World leaders are deploying elite squads. It is time to choose: restore peace or ignite the largest conflict war in history! Join millions of soldiers in the best military action third person shooter on Nintendo Switch™
Balloon Girl (Nerdvision Games, 30th Mar, £7.19 / €7.99) - Balloon Girl is a retro inspired flying adventure game. On a beatiful day balloon girl and her other friends hanging around and suddenly the magic balloons are flying away and are now distributed all over the world. So you need to "collect them all". Every level is unique and has his own trick to solve. Sometimes there are more than one way to solve this level - you can explore and figure it out.
Drive Buy (Glitchers, 31st Mar, £15.99 / €17.59) - Drive Buy is a cross-play vehicle combat game with a delivery twist. To win, drivers must hustle the most deliveries and shake down rival drivers with powerups. The intoxicating mix of deliveries and rivalries sets the perfect stage for peacocking, surprise and revenge. ONLINE MULTIPLAYER CHAOS Jump in to Drive Buy in 4 player multiplayer with friends online or kick back in the same room across multiple devices. Vote on maps, play together or as rivals in various delivery themed game modes. Be sure to keep your delivery pace up and make use of power-ups to earn the number 1 spot.
Dungeon and Puzzles (Digital Crafter, 1st Apr, £5.83 / €6.47) - Dungeon and Puzzles is a 2D spatial logic and ability switch puzzle game. The adventurer's ability depends on what equipment he currently uses. You have to think through every step. After clearing the level, you can try other routes of strategy to optimize your solution.
Escape from Life Inc (Sometimes You, 31st Mar, £8.99 / €9.99) - “Escape from Life Inc” is a quirky story-driven puzzle platformer, where you switch between three animals: a walking fish, an arrogant eagle and a stuttering reindeer. Throughout your adventure you'll be doing puzzles, platforming, exploring and much more. Together with plenty of wacky characters, help these three unlikely friends escape the alien lab!
Fly The Bird (£2.49 / €2.49) - Have you ever dreamed to fly like a bird? Feel the freedom to fly over beautifull landscape in this bird flight simulator. Master the art of flying by going form ring doors to ring doors successfully. Served by beautifull graphics and animations as well as emotional soaring musics, this never-ending flying simulation will bring you hours of peacefull and relaxing gaming.
Golf Royale (Pix Arts, 31st Mar, £1.99 / €1.99) - Have fun with your family with this game of skill, between puzzle game and casual game, on the world of Golf. With its cartoon style, you help Rox The Fox to progress over a hundred levels of increasing difficulty. Calculate your trajectories, choose the right timing to avoid moving obstacles and make Hole In One. This game will please youngs and olders and guarantees many hours of fun. Get ready to put!
Good Night, Knight (£10.79 / €11.99) - The ancient evil has been banished, the princess rescued and the Knight retires - but something is wrong. You awake falling to your death - probably - from the top of the mysterious underworld spire. Regain your memories and save the world - most likely - again. Go forth Holy Diver it’s - definitely - all up to you.
Gordian Rooms: A curious heritage (Crimsonite Games, 1st Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Experience the legacy! Your mysterious uncle left nothing but a letter in his wake, telling you to solve his final puzzle to obtain his heritage… but is there more to this than meets the eye? Use your wits! You will need to use your skills of deduction, combination, recollection and observation to overcome the various challenges in the game. Discover the secrets! While you wreck your brain on the puzzles don't forget to look around you, not everything is as simple as it seems!
I Saw Black Clouds (Wales Interactive, 30th Mar, £8.99 / €11.69) - After the unexpected death of a close friend, Kristina returns to her hometown looking for answers, only to unearth a string of dark secrets. The truth turns out to be far more harrowing than she could have imagined… I Saw Black Clouds is an interactive psychological thriller with supernatural elements and branching storylines. How you connect with the characters and the moral choices you make along the way will affect what you discover, the journey you take, and the resolution you find at the end.
Knockout City™ (BETA, Free) - Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City™, where epic dodgeball battles settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance. Knockout City launches for Nintendo Switch on 21st May.
Moorhuhn Kart 2 (Higgs Games, 1st Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - Besides the star of this game series Moorhuhn itself, you have the choice between Lesshuhn, Frog, Snowman, Pumpkin, Turtle or Hank the mole. The game features 8 tracks, Offline Single player and Multiplayer as well as an Online racing mode with best time leaderboards. Collect 10 different weapons and Power-ups as you race around the tracks and strategically fire them to drive your opponents off the road.
Narita Boy (Team17, 30th Mar, £19.99 / €24.99) - Narita Boy becomes a tremendous hit! Copies of cartridges are flying off physical shelves worldwide. Within weeks Narita Boy is the best-selling video game of all time, critically acclaimed for its power-fantasy wielding the Techno-sword and taking players on a journey like no other. Meanwhile, inside the binaural code the digital realm connects with reality. Him has returned and deleted The Creator’s memories. - Read our Narita Boy review
Press “A” to Party (BoomBit Games, 30th Mar, £6.29 / €6.99) - Get ready to party with your friends and family in this casual arcade game collection for players of all ages! Sit down on the couch and jump straight into the action thanks to one button controls and fast gameplay. Up to 4 players can compete against each other on the same screen for the title of the ultimate arcade champion.
Rainbocorns (Sabec, 31st Mar, £9.99 / €11.09) - The official Rainbocorns coloring-in game and Webisodes! Rainbocorns comes with 50 re-usable digital coloring-in pages which you can color-in using either your finger or a stylus. You can also zoom in, out and move the image around to get the perfect colored in picture and you can save and share your pictures by using the capture button on the left Joy-Con™. As a bonus we have included all the series one webisodes into the game, so now you can watch all eight webisodes, anytime, anywhere.
RetroMania Wrestling (Retrosoft Studios, 30th Mar, £18.86 / €20.98) - RetroMania Wrestling is a pick up and play arcade wrestling game with beautiful 2D sprites, incredible backgrounds and fast-paced arcade style game play. With 16 playable characters from legends up to today's superstars, RetroMania has something for everyone. There are 4 distinct game modes including Story Mode and over 50 possible match variations! Do you have what it takes to step into the RetroMania Wrestling ring?
Squad Killer (eastasiasoft, 31st Mar, £3.59 / €3.99) - Recalling the straightforward and addictive challenge of 8-bit classics, Squad Killer puts you in control of a retro arcade experience with a little modern flair. Graphics are presented in pixelated two-tone style but offer a touch of detail, customization and precision that pushes beyond the limits of its inspirations. Adjust the color palette, choose between multiple play modes, purchase upgrades and overcome unpredictably shuffled stage order with each run! The objective is simple – clear all enemies from the rooms you enter, obtain a key and proceed to the next level.
Stick Fight: The Game (Landfall Games, 1st Apr, £5.39 / €6) - Fight it out against your friends or find random sticks from around the world! Features 2 to 4 players in either Local or Online Multiplayer. Physics-Based Combat System. 100 Highly Interactive Levels. Lots of weapons!
Storm Tale (Ultimate Games, 31st Mar, £7.19 / €7.99) - The lives of peaceful villagers have changed the day an ancient prophecy became true. It spoke of an evil sorcerer who would bring destruction to our world. Now they need your help to build a new home and get ready to defend themselves against the evil that will return. Embark on a medieval tale of hope and courage. Overcome many obstacles and win many trophies on your journey through this compelling match 3 game - and take your skills to the next level with the help of cool power-ups.
Street Racing: Tokyo Rush (£10.79 / €11.99) - The blazing neon nights of Tokyo belong to you now. You’re the keenest street racer in the Tokyo streets, hunting for a thrill! Explore the glowing Tokyo night freely in this open world! Challenge the local daredevils to: - Circuit races! - Sprint car races! - Drifting to the limits of control! - Barrelling down Speed Traps! - Intense TIME TRIALS! Beautifully crafted setting, multiple missions, lots of cars, and an extensive virtual world pack an incredible amount of fun into one game!
SturmFront - The Mutant War: Übel Edition (£8.99 / €9.99) - It is the year 1984 and it is the end of the world as we know it. A great plague, wrought by human hands, devoured all known life and puked forth a new and foreign kind of creature: the mutants. The evils that escaped this Pandora’s box, still loyal to the alien genes within their flesh, could not be controlled by humans. Our extinction is upon us! Dr. Hartmuth Griesgram, a heartbroken and eccentric scientist who is responsible for the creation of synthetic humans, activates his accursed human manufactory one last time to unleash his ultimate creation and his final hope: the prototype SturmFront battle unit.
THE GAME OF LIFE 2 (Marmalade Game Studio, 29th Mar, £29.99 / €29.99) - Available now to pre-order on Nintendo Switch™ from 15th March - 29th March (10:00 CEST). Everyone who pre-orders will receive an exclusive free additional in-game outfit! THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is here on Nintendo Switch! This digital board game is an official, contemporary sequel to the classic THE GAME OF LIFE game. It offers more choices and more freedom every stage of the game on a fully animated and immersive 3D board. You’ve got thousands of meaningful ways to live your life before reaching the finish line. THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is another one of Marmalade Game Studio’s classic board games for kids and adults alike.
Train Station Simulator (Appliks Apps Studio, 1st Apr, £16.99 / €16.99) - Train Station Simulator is a station builder and manager game. Be a creative engineer by planning flooring tiles, building walls and creating emergency routes. Install ticketing machines, monitors, appliances, place benches and dozens of other public space related objects. Hire your staff for a more reliable operating ecosystem. The demand for rail travel is evident: setup the complete timetable for your central station and deploy all local and national bus, tram and taxi connections. Ride the rails and operate your ultimate grand central empire!
What Comes After (Flynns Arcade, 1st Apr, £5.99 / €6.99) - From the creator of Coffee Talk, in collaboration with Rolling Glory Jam the creator of Rage in Peace. What Comes After is a experience, a heartwarming story, and a love letter to all of you who think you're a burden for other people. Help Vivi finds herself through the journey that takes her to where people go after they died, to what comes after. Ride the train filled with the souls of the people, animals, and plants that are on their way to leave this world, and talk to them to learn about love, regrets, life, and death that haunt us every day until our time has come. All presented in a light-hearted way with a sprinkle of comedy and philosophy.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
- Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout
- Evolution Board Game
- THE GAME OF LIFE 2
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!
Nothing that takes my interest this week I don't think. Good to see Lonely Mountains: Downhill receive a demo as the gameplay's so satisfying that it should sell a few people who are on the fence.
@BenAV I may be one of these people, glad to see the demo appearing.
Highly recommend the Lonely Mountain Downhill demo - that was one of my top games of 2020 (like top 3 even)
Balloon Girl looks like a Balloon Flight clone!
Will need more reviews for "What Comes After" & "Dungeons and Puzzles". (But I'll probably download them anyway looking at early youtube reviews & general footage)
I was just thinking about buying it yesterday, glad we got a demo.
Too busy with Monster Hunter Rise
Sad so sad ... Oh well.
Narita Boy is a fantastic metroidvania homage to the eighties. Really recommend it if that sounds your bag. Even more so if you’ve got access to Game Pass!
Waiting for a Retromania Wrestling review. It looks very much like a love letter to WWF Wrestlefest
Looks like Moorhuhn series is back with a vengeance.
Nothing for me, spent money in GoG.
Nice to finally see a demo for the Downhill Mountain Bike game
Morhunn Kart review please. Chris should review it as he seems to get all the Kart Racers haha
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