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
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (£49.99 / €59.99) - Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds. - Read our Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin review
The Silver Case 2425 (£35.99 / €39.99) - Descend into a dystopian world from the mind of SUDA51!
The 24 wards of Kanto make up a seemingly idyllic city, although sinister secrets hide below its surface. Uncover the mystery behind a slew of brutal murders as a member of the wards’ Heinous Crimes Unit in The Silver Case. Return to the city of Kanto in The 25th Ward: The Silver Case with a new government project behind the city’s utopian 25th ward. When multiple supposed suicides in the Bayside Tower Land apartment complex threaten to disrupt the ward’s order, you will be called upon to dispose of the criminals responsible for the cryptic deaths. Experience this story from three different perspectives to piece this grim puzzle together.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (NIS America, 9th Jul, £53.99 / €59.99) - Adol Christin is cursed by a mysterious woman and becomes a Monstrum, a powerful being who can exorcise monsters. To escape from the city of Balduq, he must ally with five other Monstrums, each with their own unique Gifts, and stop the Grimwald Nox, a shadowy dimension on the verge of overflowing into the real world. - Read our Ys IX: Monstrum Nox review
Switch eShop - New Releases
A Plague Tale: Innocence - Cloud Version (Focus Home Interactive, 6th Jul, £35.99 / €39.99) - Follow the critically acclaimed tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history. Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, Amicia and Hugo will come to know and trust each other. As they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, they will fight to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world. THIS GAME USES CLOUD STREAMING. PLEASE TRY OUT THE FREE DEMO BEFORE PURCHASE.
ARIA CHRONICLE (CREST, 8th Jul, £28.12 / €32.75) - Princess Aria and her party set out on a pilgrimage to carry out the Rite of Succession. En route, she learns of the disappearance of a village lord, and the involvement of an organization known as the “Cult. ” In her struggles with this Cult, Aria discovers the shocking truth behind the Kingdom’s history, which drives her to make a certain bold decision. . . ARIA CHRONICLE is a rogue-like, role-playing game featuring dungeon exploration, strategic battles, and unique heroes with complex growth factors.
Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies (£9.99 / €9.99) - While visiting his sick father, college student Wei Qiuwu accidentally encountered a girl playing a concertina. Though unlikely at first, Wei Qiuwu becomes a good friend of Li Jiayun, the musician. Both of them act as an indispensable tune in each other's life. Until one day someone unveils to Wei Qiuwu the cruel truth hidden under a fairy-tale cover…
Beauty Bounce (Gamuzumi, 8th Jul, £3.99 / €3.99) - In the sequel to Beach Bounce, Tomo has inherited his grandmother’s beach resort and he must now prove himself a capable owner. To do this he needs to manage the financial reports to keep the bank happy, and also run an exciting and glamorous local beauty pageant. This wasn't the job he was expecting to be doing when he learned about the resort and can be quite trying. It’s up to him to keep the park afloat, or otherwise, he’ll put all the girls who work there out of a job. Help Tomo succeed with business and romance in this new adventure!
Blitz Breaker (eastasiasoft, 7th Jul, £3.59 / €3.99) - Take the role of a newly built robot named Blitz and try to escape the maniacal machinations of the factory where you were created! Blitz Breaker is a fast-paced action platformer with one big twist – Blitz can’t run. That means you’ll need to jump and air dash everywhere you go, navigating the confines of the perilous factory by wall-jumping, avoiding traps and enemy weapons, smashing into barricades and thinking strategically.
Boomerang X (Devolver Digital, 8th Jul, £17.99 / €19.99) - Whispers bubble from fresh cracks in the ground, echoing through the abandoned depths and primordial woods. A black flow cuts through stone and threatens to spill once more across the world. The ancient tetraform calls, and with it come unearthly powers. Catapult yourself through the air, use the power drawn from fallen creatures to slow time, and cut through the swarms of dark beings with a razor-edge boomerang. Travel through once bustling locales, sacrificed to hide a myth, and descend the Godpath into the lost realms below.
Classic Pool (£7.19 / €7.99) - Classic Pool Classic Pool is a wonderful, exciting pool game that allows you to test your skills and improve them in a traditional game of pool. You have multiple AI opponents to choose from, many different cues and tables, as well as complete multiplayer for 2 players. The game also comes with handheld, TV and tabletop mod. If you love pool games and want to test your prowess against friends or AI, then check it out today! Features: Play in multiplayer or against the AI Handheld, TV and Tabletop support Multiple tables and cues
Connect Bricks (£4.44 / €4.99) - Connect bricks with matching colors and cover the entire board with bricks to solve each puzzle. But watch out, connections will break if they cross or overlap! Each puzzle has a grid of squares with colored bricks occupying some of the squares. The objective is to connect bricks of the same color by drawing connections between them such that the entire grid is occupied by bricks. However, connections may not intersect.
Connect the Dots (£6.99 / €6.99) - Help Pierre connect the dots by matching same colour dots together to make his art master piece. Over hundreds of puzzles to play from. Can you make the ultimate masterpiece?
Crash Drive 3 (M2H, 8th Jul, £11.24 / €12.74) - Experience ridiculous fun in this cross-platform multiplayer, free-roaming game! Drive monster trucks, tanks and more amazing vehicles across a huge open world. Level up, play events, earn cash, unlock new cars and discover secrets. . . . Crash Drive is back! COMPETITIVE EVENTS Destroy a gigantic beach ball, catch robbers as a cop or steal the king's crown, these are just a few examples of the 10 fun game events this game has to offer. Participate in these random competitive events, beat your opponents to earn the most cash and buy awesome new cars or customisations. CRAZY CAR LEVELING By using nitro boosts you increase the car’s nitro capacity, by driving at top speed you increase its top speed. . . catch the drift? ‘Maxing’ all stats for a car increases your player level allowing you to buy new cars or customisations. Collect over 50+ vehicles and customise your car with funky antennas, boosts and unique number plates with your in-game name on it.
Dogworld (£11.5 / €12.5) - Shoot, jump, and slide your way through a ruined, mysterious, dog-filled world as you fight to save humanity from the clutches of a rogue AI named Daddy. Acquire new weapons, upgrade them to be more powerful, collect secrets, meet bizarre characters, and explore the ruins of a destroyed world.
Egg Up (£2.99 / €2.99) - You need to get the egg to the top. To get your egg to the top, jump from platform to platform. Some platforms have red bounce pads allowing the egg to jump much higher. Some platforms contain diamonds that the player can collect while bouncing to the top of the level. Simple in concept yet very addictive, this game will ask for your best skills to succeed! Get it up!
Fantasy Cards (£4.99 / €4.99) - Challenge 3 levels of AI in this Heroic Fantasy themed card game. Use the unique skills of your cards in fast-paced battles and deal big blows to your enemy with spells and magic to achieve victory. Whether you're a novice or an expert strategist, you'll quickly pick up the game and face its challenges. The incredible graphics and special effects will impress you!
Glitchangels (Pumpkin Games, 5th Jul, £9.99 / €11.99) - Experience the thrill of old-school arcade mayhem, updated and improved for the modern day! Defeat hordes of enemies, purify areas of corruption and unlock devastating abilities as you go. Become a ghostly apparition, go supersonic, summon minions, nuke the world, or even rewind space-time itself! The braver you are, the deeper you go, into the depths of the virtual realm - headlong into confrontation with the five bosses of the forbidden partions.
Heart of the Woods (Sekai Games, 8th Jul, £15.29 / €16.99) - Maddie Raines has had enough. After years of serving as manager, editor, and general business-handler for her best friend Tara's popular paranormal vlog channel, she's finally ready to move forward with her own life. But when she agrees to take one last trip with Tara to the mysterious village of Eysenfeld, she's suddenly swept up in a dangerous supernatural crisis that will change the course of both of their lives forever.
Indigo 7 Quest for love (Dolores Ent., 8th Jul, £10.79 / €11.99) - Wear your swimsuit, dust off your beach tennis rackets, and put batteries in your old radio to enjoy this cool puzzle game.
Infinite Golf 2 (Petite Games, 8th Jul, £4.49 / €4.99) - Are you ready for a new golf challenge? Infinite Golf is back! You can choose from 4 different game modes in 4 different environments. In Classic Mode you don't have to worry about losing or winning. Just enjoy the calm atmosphere! In Time Attack mode you have 30 seconds and 5 additional seconds for every completed level.
MASAGORO (DorsalFin Studio, 8th Jul, £9.69 / €10.79) - There is an abandoned Ryokan called "Masagoro" that was closed in the early Showa period. He was locked up in Masagoro where he has got interested to explore. The past of Masagoro has been revealed everytime he found some clues in the residuals. Background of the story: A main character who used to work in "Meshii-village", remembered an abandoned Ryokan that had been remained in his memory one day. He decided to go to the place as he is interested in exploring abandoned buildings.
Metro Simulator (UIG Entertainment, 8th Jul, £17.99 / €19.99) - Attention - the train is now arriving at platform 1! You are the train operator and thousands of people rely on you every day on their way to work or home. Take this unique chance to experience Moscow's subway systems in a whole new way! You control the train just like in real life: Accelerate, brake, open doors, switch cameras, set car functions and many other tasks! Take on the role of a passenger and visit stations, trains and the depot. Will you rise to the challenge and take control deep under the metropolis?
Monument (D-Games, 8th Jul, £5.39 / €6) - Hardcore classic gameplay. Huge hordes of monsters. Send evil chickens, aliens and other evil spirits to the grave, like the good old days. Play with your best friends: shotgun, machine gun, plasma gun and a homemade rifle.
My Little Fruit Juice Booth (Kistler Benjamin, 5th Jul, £2.69 / €3) - Start your own fruit juice business with your own fruit juice booth on a beautiful beach! Sell delicious drinks and make your customers happy! Serve delicious drinks in various flavours and blend various fruits and juices into juicy drinks. My little fruit juice Booth is a casual shop tycoon game where you need to fulfil each customers request by blending the requested drinks with the various ingredients.
My Maitê (TERNOX, 8th Jul, £3.36 / €3.74) - Maitê is a very intelligent girl, but she lives over the moon. This is why her dad has to go there and bring her back to Earth in this 50 stages long incredible adventure. Jump over clouds, balloons, trampolines and into special portals in order to get to the ending of this pixel art made beautiful game.
Out of Line (Hatinh Interactive, 7th Jul, £8.90 / €9.89) - In Out of Line, you follow the adventures of San, in his quest to escape the Factory that was once his home. Dive into a story set in mysterious world, find and help new friends as you journey through this beautiful 2D platformer!
Pictooi (Limited Run Games, 7th Jul, £7.49 / €8.29) - Welcome to Pictooi, a relaxing logic puzzle game where you fill in cells to solve puzzles and reveal pictures. Professor Ishida is your host, mentor, and friend. "Oh, hello! Did you know your brain is kind of like a muscle? Let's exercise your brain by challenging it with logic puzzles. Solving logic puzzles can expand your mind! I look forward to sharing our journey together. " - Professor Ishida Approachable: Suitable for beginners and experienced nonogram lovers.
Reverse Memories (Navila Software Japan, 8th Jul, £4.04 / €4.49) - Yu Sheng, a teenager who has lost memories of his past, returns to his childhood town to search for what he has ‘lost’. He meets Yi Yao, and it’s love at first sight. At the Summer Festival, he shyly confesses, and she accepts. But the next day Yi Yao loses all her memories of him. Will he be able to find the truth as he wanders through the corridors of memory? + A Mystery Visual Novel + Elaborate design of the performance + Original music + Full story sound acted
Rubix Roller (Ultimate Games, 5th Jul, £2.87 / €3.19) - This puzzle strategy colour game requires thinking and planning ahead. Procedural level generation gives you an endless and unique gameplay experience every single time. Features 5 different modes including 2 player split screen duel. Player customization, upgrades, and powers.
Ruvato : Original Complex ( DAEWON MEDIA, 8th Jul, £11.09 / €12.29) - Ria, a veteran mercenary of HA Company, receives a command to enter the Neuroscience Research Institute and capture a scientist alive, but fails her mission as the scientist kills himself. On her way back, Ria rescues a child 'Ai,' a girl in a state of suspended animation, and secretly lives a secluded life with the girl, aiding her recovery.
Shopping Mall Parking Lot (£10.79 / €11.99) - Shopping Mall Parking Lot offers an opportunity to drive multiple vehicles of all shapes and sizes around authentic looking, immersive environment! Select from a wide variety of cars, covering all popular types. From an awesome American muscle car, through a sports car, a truck, a delivery van to even a long bus.
Songs for a Hero: Definitive Edition (Dumativa, 8th Jul, £16.19 / €17.99) - Songs for a Hero is an OLD-SCHOOL SUNG-THROUGH VIDEOGAME STRAVAGANZA! Join an unlikely hero as he sings his way through a strange world full of floating platforms, bright and colorful enemies, and many other inexplicable phenomena in an adventure unlike anything you have ever heard! This humorous old-school platformer features a fully dynamic soundtrack that reacts to your every input, meaning that the hero will always sing and crack jokes about whatever is happening to him, whenever it happens.
Treachery in Beatdown City (Nuchallenger, 7th Jul, £14.89 / €16.49) - In Treachery in Beatdown City you play as 3 unique heroes using an all new beat 'em up RPG combat system to fight hoards of depraved cops, disorderly grunts, shouting drunks, gentrifying preppsters, entitled joggers, rap cd slangin' grapplers, affluent punks, tech startup bikers, and MORE! Will they save Blake Orama from the Ninja Dragon Terrorists? You have to play to find out!
Unavowed ( Wadjet Eye Games, 7th Jul, £12.14 / €13.49) - A demon possessed you one year ago. Since that day, you unwillingly tore a trail of bloodshed through New York City. Waking up on a stormy rooftop, you meet your saviors: the Unavowed, an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil. Life as you knew it is over, but by joining them you have a chance to reverse some of the damage you’ve done—and, if you choose wisely, to redeem yourself.
Woodcutter (Ultimate Games, 8th Jul, £4.49 / €4.99) - Embark on a magical adventure through the land of Aaran and help Woodcutter retrieve his firstborn. -There are 50+ levels to complete, filled with coins and enemies (including 2 levels with bosses and 5 bonus levels), -3 weapons to use (Boomerang, Wooden pegs, Exploding barrels) and your body to smash your enemies, -You can: run, jump, double jump, wall jump, wall slide, swim and more.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
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!