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
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (£53.99 / €59.99) - The long awaited finale to the epic engulfing a continent comes to a head in the final chapter of the Trails of Cold Steel saga! IT'S WAR! The continent of Zemuria is dragged into conflict as the Erebonian Empire mobilizes the full force of its military. The heroes of Class VII old and new must unite to end the conflict before it consumes the continent.
Switch eShop - New Releases
.cat (£6.99 / €7.99) - It is a beautiful 2D pixel art game for all ages. Where you are a cat, you must avoid obstacles and beat enemies looking for the end of each stage.
ASTRO AQUA KITTY (Tikipod, 8th Apr, £11.99 / €12.99) - The Aqua Kitty cats have launched into space in an all new action RPG shoot-em-up adventure! Pick your crew, then blast off to investigate mysterious water filled asteroids. Battle bizarre enemies, mine magnificent gems, grab new weapons, install enhancing devices, and unlock your crews' unique skills as you level up XP. Just watch out for marauding pirate rabbits, always trying to be first to the loot!
Breathedge (HYPETRAIN DIGITAL, 6th Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - Breathedge is an ironic outer space survival adventure game. Take on the role of a simple guy called the Man who is just carrying his grandpa's ashes to a galactic funeral and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a universal conspiracy. - Welcome to Space A massive space hearse suffers a wreck in the deep space, leaving the area filled with debris, coffins, dead passengers, and yourself. Survive in this interstellar dump, uncover a global conspiracy, and save the princess.
Candy Match Kiddies (£3.99 / €3.99) - Line up candies in this entertaining and captivating matching game by 3. Help Kiddies get ready for a fabulous fiesta by collecting an assortment of delicious treats! Features : - 100 Exciting Levels - Plenty of Special Blocks and 4 Power Ups - Special Combos - Free Spin Wheel to get Bonuses - Cute Casual Music and Sound FX Will please to kids and the entire Family!
Cozy Grove (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, 8th Apr, £9.89 / €12.59) - Pre-Order Exclusive: Get the Ghost Bear costume, Fox costume, and Cherry Blossom dress just in time for Spring. Delivered to your mailbox on day one, these items are only available if you pre-order before April 8th! Welcome to Cozy Grove, a life-sim game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you'll wander the island's forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you'll bring color and joy back to Cozy Grove!
CyberTaxi (Ultimate Games, 5th Apr, £7.19 / €7.99) - You play as a cab driver who works in a dark-noir Hindenburg city and strives to escape this hellish location. As a taxi driver you have to complete dozens of various missions for different factions and gain access to further districts of Hindenburg city. During your dangerous roam you will have an opportunity to buy various weapons, shields and gadgets for your taxi. During your journey you will come across hundreds of customers - talk with them in order to get valuable information. Perhaps you may have a chance to survive and escape this unsafe post-apocalyptic urban area.
Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire (eastasiasoft, 8th Apr, £4.39 / €4.79) - What could be more rewarding in a game of solitaire than having cute girls dress up for you with each victory? In this updated and slightly naughty version of the tile-matching classic, clearing the board will unlock new outfits for your female companions, all of which can be viewed in the alluring Dressing Room mode. Meet 7 Pretty Girl characters and 2 hidden guests as you progress! Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire is simple yet challenging. Match pairs of tiles to make them disappear, but be careful and plan strategically so you don’t hit a dead end!
Graviter (No Gravity Games, 8th Apr, £5.59 / €6.39) - ▪ REAL-WORLD PHYSICS: You don't have to do any complicated calculations in your head though. Just use your intuition! ▪ AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE: Beat 101 various levels, all covered with the minimalistic graphic design. ▪ INTRIGUING “SAVE A KITTY” STORY IN SPACE: It’s not based on facts, but definitely epic! ▪ YOUR OWN STYLE: There is an indefinite number of ways to complete levels. ▪ YOU WON’T GET BORED: Manipulate different types of celestial bodies with unique characteristics. ▪ ADDICTIVE CHALLENGE: Dynamically rising difficulty makes completing each level challenging, yet highly rewarding.
Gravity Heroes (£12.99 / €14.99) - Gravity Heroes is a fast-paced, chaotically beautiful 2D platform shooter. Take control of your character's gravitational pull with the gravity shifter mechanic and fight hordes of robotic enemies on the ground, walls, or ceiling. Fuelled by 80’s and 90’s nostalgia with an electrifying soundtrack and stylistically popping pixel art style, Gravity Heroes offers action-packed fun playing either by yourself or joined by up to three others locally.
Hike (£4.49 / €4.99) - Explore the massive world of unknown and discover the secrets of the wilderness. During your hike a lot of different scenarios happen, for example thunderstorms and such. Hike offers you a relaxing and exploration filled experience. Complete camping related quests in many parts of the magical forests. Soundscape of Hike is designed to be calm and nice for the ears, including background music, natural noises of the forest and more. The length of the game depends on the player. Hike lasts anywhere from half an hour to one and a half depending on the speed of progression. Achievements of Hike are super easy to get by just playing the main storyline even though you still have to pay attention to few things
ISLAND (PROTOTYPE, 8th Apr, £53.99 / €59.99) - With a story by G. O. and art by Kuuchuu yousai, the PC gaming brand Frontwing presents the popular sci-fi romance-adventure series ISLAND. The secret of this world is uncovered through scattered keywords and masterful foreshadowing in this magnificent telling of an epic tale. A full cast of talented voice actors delivers this fantastical tale of an island with a complicated past that's on its way to desolation.
Legends of Talia: Arcadia (Gamuzumi, 8th Apr, £2.69 / €2.69) - Arcadia is a legendary knight who’s fought in innumerable battles in the war-torn land of Talia. She has defeated hundreds of Talia’s enemies with her sword. . . But there’s one legend about Arcadia nobody speaks of. More than ten years, a horned dragon attacked Freycross Village. The village burnt to the ground, and almost all the villagers perished. Arcadia might be a hero, but those who survived the attack on Freycross Village resent her. They hate her. Features * Experience an exciting fantasy story * Beautiful graphics to visualize the story * Available in English, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese * A kinetic visual novel
Lost Lands: The Golden Curse (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 6th Apr, £6.29 / €6.99) - An exciting adventure of a brave girl who found herself in a fantasy world. She has to find a way to stop the cursed beasts awakened after sleeping for a thousand years and coming to life for reasons unknown. Lost Lands: the Golden Curse is an adventurous hidden object game-quest with puzzles and mini-games scattered through the boundless spaces of the fantasy world – from the volcano valleys to the Druid forest, from the deep caves to the floating islands.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Modus Games, 6th Apr, £11.99 / €14.99) - Lost Words is an atmospheric narrative adventure that takes place in the personal diary entries belonging to a young girl named Izzy that will unfold as you explore a fantasy land where words hold immense power. Featuring an immersive story crafted by renowned games writer Rhianna Pratchett, Lost Words: Beyond the Page will mesmerize players with its unique blend of gameplay mechanics and striking watercolor aesthetic. Driven by the player’s curiosity, the world of Estoria and the power it holds will serve as the engine that will propel Izzy through this deeply personal narrative, resulting in a truly memorable experience.
Luckslinger (£7.99 / €7.99) - Partly inspired by the unrealistically fast gunslingers, the dark gritty humour, and the greed driven anti-heroes of the spaghetti western classics. Wholly inspired by vinyl digging, graffiti spraying, rhyming, and the slow jazzy drum samples of hip hop culture and sound. Are you feeling unlucky? In Luckslinger, ride the west of bandits, steal their luck, and use it for your own good. The more luck you have, the more chance you have for bullet evasion, better loot at your feet, and staying alive. However, when you're ""down on your luck"" in your trusty bracelet, bridges collapse, rocks tumble, and outlaws might know where you're sleeping that night. In Luckslinger, we rely on the luck of the draw. Clovercreek and the crazy outlaws – The town of Clovercreek has been robbed blind. Six infamous criminals stole the town’s precious luck charms and it’s up to you to bring them back. Get paid the golden price while doing so, because bounty hunters don’t do charity work.
PAC-MAN 99 (Nintendo Switch Online, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, 8th Apr) - FIGHT TO BE THE LEADER OF THE PAC! Take on the world and aim to be the last PAC-MAN chomping in PAC-MAN 99 for Nintendo Switch, a new online battle royale game available free as a special offer to Nintendo Switch Online members. Enter the world of PAC-MAN…with a twist! Roam the maze, eat Pac-Dots and avoid Ghosts, all while competing online against 98 other players* as you try to stay alive. The longer you last, the faster things get – will you survive and become the PAC-ONE?
Pixel Game Maker Series Osyaberi! Horijyo! Holin Slash (Gotcha Gotcha Games, 8th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Anna Holinski embarks on a relic thievery investigation, unearthing all kinds of ores and valuables to upgrade her equipment. Her attack power, jumps, energy, and other stats will get stronger with each upgrade. The game's difficulty is balanced so that anyone can clear it through replaying and upgrading equipment, so if you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, upgrades are the way to go! Of course, an "Osyaberi! " game would be incomplete without tons of fully voiced content, and this one is no exception! Even the new characters like the leader of a mysterious organization "Collector Jean", the equipment upgrading shopkeeper "Inari", and more will come to life with fully voiced interactions!
Potion Party (Top Hat Studios, 8th Apr, £7.64 / €8.49) - Step into the colorful world of Potion Party, and run your own alchemy shop in this fast-paced party game! Grow exotic fruits, and synthesize them together to produce fabulous potions! Earn gold, grow your humble shop, and unlock new and unique characters, each with their own special skills. Using your earnings, decorate and grow your shop with an array of different items. Beware however - enemies and intruders lurk in the shadows, who want to mess up your shop! Defend against them and maintain the best shop possible.
Sakura In Gameland (Pixel Bamboo Software, 8th Apr, £6.39 / €7.99) - Sakura has been teleported to GameLand by it's helpless residents to battle the threat of the invading Wizard of Woe and his collection of malevolent monsters. In this 2D platformer help Sakura blast her way through multiple levels across eight areas of GameLand, overcoming the many obstacles put in her way. Can you reach the castle of the vile Wizard and free GameLand from his evil clutches before it's to late!
Say No! More (£12.14 / €13.49) - A brand new experience coming straight from the minds of Studio Fizbin. In a world where everyone sticks to the status quo of saying “YES”, create your own custom character and take on the role of an intern on a mission to change the world with the positive power of “NO!“. With this new power nothing will get in your way as you shout “NO!” at any absurd requests fired your way.
Skyland: Heart of the Mountain (£13.49 / €14.99) - In the world built on the shoulders of sleeping giants, join your sister Adrianne to prevent a terrifying annihilation that may irreversibly change the world. Explore the history of a forgotten civilisation to save the citizens of Skyland and reveal the mystery of your father's death. In an outlandish world the surface of the planet withered and died below the toxic fumes. Survivors fled and settled atop the sleeping giants. Those relics of forgone age proved to be a source of endless energy that allowed entire civilization to flourish again.
Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks) (Herringbone Games, 6th Apr, £8.72 / €9.71) - Play as the Master Stacker, Rockit, who must use her psychic helmet to stack the colorful bricks falling all over her madcap world. BUILD stable towers by executing architectural feats of balancing. INCORPORATE mixed-up materials into your towers: works of art, aquariums, magnets, and more. DEFEND your towers against invading ghosts, a fireball-breathing dragon, and other outlandish hazards. KNOCK your finished towers back down with a wrecking ball.
STAR WARS™ Republic Commando™ (6th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - Boss, Fixer, Scorch, and Sev, better known as Delta Squad, are back on Nintendo Switch™! Relive the legendary campaign. Welcome to the Clone Wars: Chaos has erupted throughout the galaxy. As leader of an elite squad of Republic Commandos, your mission is to infiltrate, dominate, and ultimately annihilate the enemy. Battle Relentless Enemies: Battle a variety of highly intelligent and deadly enemies—from brutal Trandoshan mercenaries to the flying insectoid warriors of Geonosis. The Squad is Your Weapon: Your squad will follow your orders, performing complex commands and strategic maneuvers. You are their leader. They are your weapon. - Read our STAR WARS™ Republic Commando™ review
Super Fowlst 2 (Thomas K Young, 8th Apr, £3.19 / €3.59) - Fowlst returns in a new adventure that’s all about squashing bad guys, dodging danger and striking it rich. There’s sprawling stages to conquer, huge bosses to defeat, and all manner of gadgets and gizmos to interact with. Trade your treasure for cool powers like egg bombs and rockets so you can really show those demons who’s boss! An endless action game from the creator of Dadish. Unlimited stages that are different every time you play. Spiky demons, spinning demons, flatulent demons, big ol’ snakes and a whole lot more.
The House in Fata Morgana (£31.49 / €34.99) - A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. 'The House in Fata Morgana' is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. This version includes three games and more: 1: The House in Fata Morgana: the main storyline. 2: A Requiem for Innocence: a prequel shedding light on the origins of Fata Morgana’s terrible curse. 3: Reincarnation: a sequel featuring the central cast members reincarnated in the present day. *The part including voices* 4: Other additional short stories.
Toree 3D (£0.89 / €0.99) - A bite-sized 3D Platformer with a few weird elements. Life as a chirp is hard: As Toree straddles about, a creepy mean guy comes rushing along and steals Toree's ice cream. In an attempt to right this wrong, Toree starts a furious chase through nine carefully crafted levels with a strong emphasis on speed and flow. Features: Late 90s low poly aesthetic Fast paced platforming 9 levels with unique elements 2 secret characters to unlock speed rankings in each level to promote replayability
What the Dub?! (Wide Right Interactive, 8th Apr, £5.99 / €6.29) - What The Dub takes “bad movie night” and expands it into an interactive, fast-paced, multiplayer game that friends and family, both local and afar, can enjoy! Over 300 so-bad-they're-good clips to dub! You write the dub, we do the talking (dubs are played back via text-to-speech). Play head to head with 3 to 12 players. Enter text using your phone, tablet, or computer. Supports local multiplayer. Use streams/screen sharing to connect with remote players.
Yoko & Yuki: Dr. Rat's Revenge (£4.49 / €4.99) - Yoko & Yuki: Dr. Rat's Revenge is a family game suitable for kids of all ages. Yoko and Yuki are two adorable cats in love with each other. But the devious doctor Rat stole Yuki from Yoko. Now it’s time to do some cat business — to save the girlfriend, using helpful gadgets and finding the solution for any puzzle.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
- Dead by Daylight
- Goonya Fighter
- Lethal League Blaze
- Monster Jam Steel Titans 2
- PAC-MAN 99
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun!
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
- Truck Driver
- Under the Jolly Roger
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!