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
Kowloon High-School Chronicle (£22.49 / €26.99) - Kowloon High-School Chronicle is a hybrid RPG, adventure, and first-person simulation game originally released in 2004 in Japan. Never before released in North America, experience this classic title, now remastered in HD on Nintendo Switch™! Treasure Hunters - Adventurers who search for buried treasure scattered around the world. In Shinjuku, Tokyo, a young man appears as a transfer student at Kamiyoshi Academy. While he seems like a normal student, he is actually a treasure hunter. His mission is to discover a mysterious ruin hidden deep beneath the school.
Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice (Assemble Entertainment, 18th May, £32.39 / €35.99) - Hey Ladies! I am not done yet and still dreaming of you in Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice. I left New Lost Wages, and had prepared to marry my only true love, Faith. But, unforeseen events interrupted us and we’ve become separated again! She is somewhere in the famous, sunny and huge Kalau’a archipelago and I have to find her.
Miitopia (£39.99 / €49.99) - Embark on a hilarious adventure with friends, family or anyone you choose, to bring down the face-stealing Dark Lord. In Miitopia, a customisable adventure for Nintendo Switch, create and customise Mii characters of anyone you’d like, and cast them in the fantasy adventure of a lifetime. With expanded customisation features in Miitopia, including wigs and make-up, you can make your Mii characters look more fabulous than ever. Also, you can have a horse as an ally. When you become closer, it’ll lend a hand – er, hoof – in battle. Which Mii characters will you assign as allies… and who will become the evil Dark Lord?
SnowRunner ( Focus Home Interactive, 18th May, £35.99 / €39.99) - Snowrunner will bring hours upon hours of hauling, logging, mudding, repairing, driving, and saving to all players.
Switch eShop - New Releases
0 Degrees (eastasiasoft, 19th May, £3.59 / €3.99) - A snow-covered wonderland of platforming action awaits in 0 Degrees, a chill puzzle experience for players of any age or skill level! Take control of a bundled-up pixel art climber as they make their way across icefields, up frosted peaks, through dark caves and over treacherous pitfalls! Help them survive mysterious hazards and overcome brain-teasing obstacles that span 40 unique levels. The objective is simple, to navigate single-screen challenges from entry to exit, then warp to the next level of escalating complexity. Locate and unlock warp points by activating switches, opening doors and finding special crystals.
Aerial_Knight's Never Yield (Headup Games, 19th May, £8.99 / €10.79) - Survive a futuristic Tokyo style Detroit in this 3D runner that tells the story of Wally, who has uncovered the evidence that can change his city forever. Explore a game world with a dope-tastic soundtrack featuring the authentic sounds of Detroit artists. Take the role of Wally, a mysterious character that has recovered what was taken from him. Hopefully, you're fast enough to outrun your enemies. Expose the truth and try to uncover the mystery of what happened to them. - Read our Aerial_Knight's Never Yield review
Arcaea (lowiro, 18th May, £34.99 / €39.99) - Touch, hold, slide—and, for the first time ever, use the Joy-Con™ controllers to glide through the world of Arcaea. Feel the rhythm in a vast collection of songs now fully available on Nintendo Switch™, and follow the fateful story of the girls lost in its world. Each awakens without any memories in a barren, pale world of ruined buildings and dry oceans. Only the drifting, glass shard-like memories offer any sense of life in this world. . . but where will the memories lead them?
Backworlds (Skymap Games, 20th May, £7.39 / €8.25) - Backworlds is a multi-dimensional puzzle platform game in which you explore by painting. Move between two parallel worlds, each with its own unique set of properties, using your brush to flow seamlessly from one to the other. Solve environmental conundrums by using each world’s physical properties to your advantage, and use your own creativity to craft original solutions to the game’s puzzles.
Chess Knights: Shinobi (QUByte Interactive, 18th May, £1.79 / €1.99) - Chess Knights: Shinobi is an original turn-based puzzle game inspired by Chess.
Child of Light Ultimate Edition & Valiant Hearts: The Great War Bundle (Ubisoft, 18th May, £29.99 / €34.99) - Child of Light Ultimate Edition: Join Aurora on her journey to save her ailing father and a lost kingdom in the magical world of Lemuria –along the way she'll discover that her destiny may be far greater than she dreamed. Valiant Hearts: The Great War: This is the story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of the characters will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. Choose your favorite control mode and experience the game with either a Joy-Con™ controller or the touch screen. Includes Bonus content: the Dogs of War interactive Comic book and a artwork gallery.
CLANNAD Side Stories (PROTOTYPE, 20th May, £35.99 / €39.99) - CLANNAD Side Stories is an anthology of sixteen short stories penned by the scenario writers of the original CLANNAD visual novel. Featuring episodes set both before and after the events of CLANNAD, this collection is fully voiced by a stellar cast and brought to life by the gorgeous illustrations of acclaimed artist GOTO-P. Available in two languages!
Color Your World (Mindscape, 20th May, £12.99 / €14.99) - Travel the world and through the seasons on a journey full of colorful labyrinths. Think fast and leave no path unpainted! Color each maze with as few moves as possible to earn 3 stars and unlock new challenging levels. Play 100 levels and encounter obstacles such as moving walls, teleporters and treadmills! Challenge your friends in the multiplayer mode with up to four players. Who will come up with the best strategy to become the champion? Use special power-ups to get an edge over your opponents. Only the smartest players will be victorious, and paint the world in their color!
Cosmic Top Secret (£8.99 / €9.99) - Hi, I’m “T”. Was my Dad a spy during the Cold War? Help me investigate! “Cosmic Top Secret” is the weird, but official, term NATO uses for top confidentiality. A fitting name for this game since it needed military clearance to be released! Cosmic Top Secret won multiple awards for the innovative ways it engages players in deeply documented plots. The game even inspired the creation of a life-size event at the Cold War Museum of Denmark.
Driving World: Aspen (£10.79 / €11.99) - Driving World: Aspen opens to you an authentic-looking, challenging location to drive around and prove your driving skills in. Start exploring it in your trusty SUV, getting the hang of navigating around the narrow, windy mountain roads. After a bit of practice you’ll be able to advance and try your luck in more demanding vehicles. Visit the great, majestic winter resort, driving on ice-covered roads in a variety of exciting, challenging vehicles! Plow through snow, drift in a rally car, feel the winter air in a snowmobile or try to navigate a big, bulky bus! Plentiful exciting challenges await you!
Fate Of The Pharaoh (Ocean Media, 20th May, £8.99 / €9.99) - The greedy enemy wanted the treasures of Egypt. Long time attacks exhausted the magnificent realm of Pharaoh. Days of glory are far behind now, wrapped in dust of endless deserts. But, there's hope! The enemy finally fled! Take the role of brave young Pharaoh's adviser and raise the golden cities of Egypt once again in this fun and beautiful strategy/management game.
Guards (£4.49 / €4.99) - Play by the 4-heroes team. Defend against the hordes of monsters, plan your moves, improve your abilities. Defeat all the enemies on each level and join the deadly fight with the Boss!
Gutwhale (£4.99 / €4.99) - Gutwhale is a finite action roguelike, taking place in the belly of a beast! Mastering the challenges of this game will involve managing the space between you and your ammo while fighting your way through a digestive system! Descend deep down into the gut, keep your ammo close, unlock weird hats, and get crushed by a van! Levels are randomly generated and the final challenge mode can be played forever!
Invirium (Art Games Studio, 20th May, £6.11 / €6.79) - Invirium is an action shooter game with randomly generated levels and elements from the roguelike genre. You are the cell which needs to eliminate dangerous pathogens in the human body. In the gameplay you can find interesting items which help you upgrade or add new features against tons of microorganisms.
Jetboard Joust (Freedom Games, 18th May, £6.39 / €7.19) - An intense, arcade-style, 'bullet hell' SHMUP/STG in which you must master a vast array of ridiculous weaponry in order to defeat a race of evil aliens who are intent on abducting innocent civilians and turning them into mutants. Jetboard Joust blends the spirit and intensity of 1980s arcade coin-op SMHUPs with the replayability and tactical elements of hardcore modern roguelikes. Don't expect a story. Do expect frantic, fluid, fast-paced 60fps action, big guns, and explosions!
Just Die Already (Curve Digital, 20th May, £9.59 / €11.19) - Just Die Already is an old people mayhem sandbox game created by the designers of Goat Simulator. You are an old retired person in a near future where people aren’t having any children. There isn’t anyone to pay for pensions due to those ungrateful millennials who prefer playing video games instead of doing actual work. With no one to cover your living costs, you - just like all other old people in this world - have no other choice but to survive on your own.
Knockout City™ (EA, 21st May, Free to Play) - 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.
Layers of Fear 2 (Bloober Team, 20th May, £24.29 / €26.99) - With an emphasis on exploration and storytelling, Layers of Fear 2 puts you in the center of the scene. You are not just in character, you are the character. The part you play is singularly yours. Written just for you. Beware, though, for all may not truly be what it seems. Your past has helped to mold you into what you are, forced upon you the skills required to hone your craft. That same past has scraped deep furrowing scars into you, not on the outside where the world can see, but in a place buried so deep within that it has become shapeless. You push those memories down but let the experiences drive you into who, or what, you must play.
Let it roll slide puzzle (Kistler Benjamin, 20th May, £3.59 / €3.99) - Let it roll has a simple goal. Arrange the puzzles pieces by sliding them into the correct position to let the ball roll into the goal. Two game modes are included, the star mode where you need to collect all stars and the classic mode where you only need to reach the goal. Both of the game modes have 240 levels ready to be solved. Let the ball roll now!
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares (Dead Drop Studios, 19th May, £17.99 / €19.99) - Outbreak: Endless Nightmares twists the series' survival horror gameplay by adding elements of roguelike gameplay. You'll need to explore, hunt for supplies, uncover clues, and fight your way through each anomaly – each consisting of semi-procedurally generated instances where both the environment, and the undead, are out to kill you! Immediately after the events of Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles, you find yourself trapped within the remains of Arzt Memorial Hospital – the hub to organize your inventory and storage cache, level up your character, or just to take a breather before venturing back out into the chaos.
Rise of the Slime (Playstack, 20th May, £12.99 / €13.99) - Rise of the Slime is a roguelite like no other, mixing deep and tactical deckbuilder gameplay with the chill vibes of a side-scrolling adventure. Play it your way: Create an amazingly powerful deck from more than 100 cards! A constantly shifting path brings good luck and bad turns: Evade falling rocks and spike pits, visit shops to bolster your deck, and discover secret doors to treasure rooms! Battle puzzling and formidable foes, from crafty little devils to gargantuan horrors that will push your deckcraft and tactics to their limits!
Rising Hell (Chorus Worldwide Games, 20th May, £7.99 / €8.99) - Rising Hell is a vertical platformer rogue-lite filled with adrenaline-pumping action and tons of heavy gothic metal shreds. Climb out from the ever-changing hell while you fight hordes of blood-lusting demons. ABOUT THIS GAME: Fight your way through hordes of blood-lusting demons and escape hell as you unlock new characters and talents to create chaos in the randomly generated and ever-changing landscape of hell!
RoboPhobik (£7.19 / €7.99) - Use your tactical skills to avoid being surrounded by the robots as you unfold a rich story full of love, hate and machines! During the early 70s, the government created a secret experimental robot city, controlled by a supercomputer called PAL 9000. One day, PAL 9000 went out of control, and rebelled against his creators. He captured the scientists, and started an evil plan to take over the world. In order to regain control over PAL 9000 and its robots, a special team of highly skilled agents has been put together. Some have already entered the city, only to become trapped inside. As Julie, a rookie agent, your goal is to find all your teammates and defeat the evil PAL 9000.
Sakura Succubus 2 (Gamuzumi, 20th May, £8.99 / €7.99) - Ogasawara Hiroki is a thoroughly average man, until a photography job changes his life. Suddenly a gorgeous actress, athlete, idol, businesswoman and social media star, all the girls of his dreams are within his reach. They’re all rich, famous, and extremely well-endowed, and they should be utterly unattainable…But, for some reason, they’re insatiably attracted to Hiroki! Hiroki’s harem is set to gain even more members… But does he have enough time and energy to give these women what they want?
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition (Failbetter Games, 19th May, £17.09 / €21.59) - Captain a spacefaring steam locomotive, as a new Victorian empire takes to the stars! Lead your hapless crew into trouble – and out of their minds. Barter for barrels of time. Smuggle souls. Pause for cricket and a cup of tea. Unfettered by gravity, the Victorian Empire reaches across the skies. The stars are the Judgements: vast intelligences that govern all things. But they are dying.
Tiger Trio's Tasty Travels (Oink Games, 20th May, £10.99 / €11.99) - Solve puzzles with a cute, sushi-serving animal crew! Join our three tiger siblings as they take on the world with their sushi food truck. It’s super delicious, but orders always tend to get mixed up. With the help of their talented friends, solve puzzles by adding, subtracting, and moving sushi between conveyor belts, fixing orders before they reach the customer! You’ll come across places like the land of ghosts and even venture into outer space! This new puzzle game will challenge your wit across a total of 60 stages. Includes a hint function, so players of any age can travel with the Tiger Trio and their friends. On your trip you may even find yourself starting to think like a programmer!
Wanna Survive (£13.49 / €14.99) - You’re still alive, but every day it’s getting harder to stay that way. You roam the countryside in a desperate yet methodical search for food, supplies and the rumored safe haven where the living may be protected from the walking dead. As you fight through the relentless zombie legions, you encounter and join forces with others who cling to their humanity. Many of them have different weapons and abilities, but you all have one thing in common: You Wanna Survive. Set in an ongoing zombie apocalypse, Wanna Survive is a challenging strategy/tactics game with highly streamlined turn-based combat.
Wood Block Escape Puzzles (Kistler Benjamin, 20th May, £2.69 / €2.99) - Tease your brain in this challenging puzzle game where the player must move the red block all the way to the right side of the game board. However, other blocks obstruct the way which must be moved out of the way to unblock the red one. Unlock new difficulties by earning stars and reach the expert difficulty. Wood block escape puzzles a fun and simple way to relax and challenge your logical reasoning and concentration.
Xylophone (Sabec, 19th May, £8.09 / €8.99) - Turn your Nintendo Switch™ into a Xylophone and learn to play anywhere, anytime. Xylophone is an easy to use game that will teach you how to play your favourite songs. Choose from one of the 9 included classic learning songs which will teach you how to play them like a professional by highlighting the coloured bars to hit. You will be surprised how easy it is to play something that sounds so amazing, so quick.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
- Gods Will Fall
- Knockout City™
- Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun!
- void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium
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!