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
FORECLOSED (Merge Games, 12th Aug, £11.99 / €15.99) - Follow the story of Evan Kapnos, his identity recently Foreclosed, stripped of his job, his brain implants and his access to the city Block-chain, he must now escape before his identity and implants are auctioned off. An Interactive Graphic Novel and Immersive Narrative FORECLOSED combines the playability of video games with the sleek visual aesthetic of comic books. Everything from game-play to cinematics are experienced within the stylistic framework of a graphic novel. Full screen and comic panel perspectives are seamlessly blended as you move throughout FORECLOSED's Cyberpunk city, uncovering a gripping conspiracy story. Cutscenes are also interactive and transition smoothly between alternative game-play styles. Hi-Tech Combat Discover and unlock new abilities with an RPG-like skill system.
PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls (£34.99 / €39.99) - A big city means a bigger adventure! When Ryder and the PAW Patrol learn that Mayor Humdinger has taken over a buzzing metropolis, they must race into action to save Adventure City from his selfish scheming. The pups need YOU to join Team PAWsome! So, Adventure City here we come! Be your favorite pups including Chase, Skye, Marshall, and new streetwise city girl, Liberty – and use their unique abilities in high-adrenaline rescue missions. Use next-level gadgets and vehicles to explore all-new locations from PAW Patrol: The Movie.
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle (£44.99 / €49.99) - The next evolution in card battles has arrived! Team up with characters from the hit Shadowverse anime in this thrilling card battle game. With spectacular new summoning animations and exclusive cards, take on your rivals in story mode or head online to challenge your friends! - Read our Shadowverse: Champion's Battle review
WitchSpring3 [Re:Fine] - The Story of Eirudy (£34.99 / €39.99) - WitchSpring3 Re:Fine – The Story of Eirudy takes you deep into the Misty Forest, where the Witch Eirudy lives secluded from the rest of the world, when one day she meets an adventurous young man named Adrian in the forest, Eirudy’s life changes as she is thrown into the tide that determines the fate of deities and humans. The adventure begins and leads you down to an entwined path between light and darkness – which patch will you choose? With Japanese voice actors, and text fully localized into English, the game is a stand-alone title in the Witch Spring Universe. It comes with new visuals and sound, very cute art style and loveable characters.
Switch eShop - New Releases
.cat Milk (£8.99 / €9.99) - This is a white little cat who loves to jump and to get into adventures around the town until he finds milk to drink. Once he accomplishes his mission, then it is time to go home. A fluffy white cat.
Axiom Verge 2 (Thomas Happ Games LLC, 11th Aug, £14.57 / €16.19) - The long awaited sequel to Axiom Verge, Axiom Verge 2 expands on the universe with completely new characters, abilities, and gameplay. - Read our Axiom Verge 2 review
Barry the Bunny (£4.99 / €4.99) - Barry the Bunny is a challenging 2D platformer about a Bunny who likes carrots and loves building bridges! Explore lush 2D landscapes, and help Barry walk, jump, collect or throw items to progress through each level. Barry will travel through 4 different worlds, defeating enemies, facing dangerous traps, conquering challenging platforming levels and getting enough wood to build new bridges! Can Barry repair all the bridges so that the little bunnies can return home? Hop into platform action fun with Barry the Bunny.
Black Book (HYPETRAIN DIGITAL, 10th Aug, £19.11 / €21.24) - A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, “Black Book” is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Slavic folktales - and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness. A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved - but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances. Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out the Black Book.
Boyfriend Dungeon (Kitfox Games, 11th Aug, £15.29 / €16.99) - Capture the hearts of swords to level them up in this “shack-and-slash” dungeon crawling adventure. Date up to seven weapons, from dancing swords to heart-piercing daggers. For your summer job, you’re tasked with clearing the creatures in “the dunj”. Soon you discover weapons you find transform into cuties… and they’re SINGLE! (What a craaazy coincidence because you also happen to be up for grabs yourself. ) Inclusive, tasteful approach to gender and sexuality with male, female, and non-binary romance. Generated action-combat dunj and challenges! Stay sharp!
Button City (Subliminal, 10th Aug, £14.39 / €17.99) - Fennel is a shy little fox who just moved into town. After discovering the local arcade, he makes new friends and gets swept up in a whirlwind adventure to save it from being shut down at the paws of greedy fat cat Peppermint Pepperbottom! Button City is a colorful low poly narrative adventure game about friendship and community. Enter a pastel diorama world inspired by 90’s nostalgia and filled with cute characters to befriend. Complete quirky quests around town, play arcade games, collect fun costumes, solve puzzles and more as you follow a story about growing up and saving the things that are important to you.
Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four (£11.99 / €14.99) - You are a dark wizard who shouldn't have tinkered with magic and spells way too powerful for you. But you did. And this time you messed up really bad: You've unleashed The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their minions upon the World! Well done... So hurry, grab your magical cards and send them all back to their hellish dimension before the Apocalypse destroys everyone and everything - and much more importantly, before the old wizard council discovers what you have done...
Crimson Spires (eastasiasoft, 11th Aug, £14.39 / €15.99) - Take the role of Sheriff Erika Wright as an investigation brings her to the small mining town of Bataille, where she is suddenly trapped by a ring of deadly, glowing towers encircling the community. Here she meets residents of a disarming variety, from extreme conspiracy theorists to wealthy vampires and a serial killer. Guide Erika’s decisions as she forms uneasy alliances and finds love through partnership. Amidst the horrors facing Bataille, romance can blossom with the few people Erika might be able to trust.
Curious Expedition 2 (Thunderful, 11th Aug, £16.99 / €19.99) - Curious Expedition 2 comes to Nintendo Switch! Discover a turn-based narrative roguelike set in a reimagined version of the late 19th century. Weaving procedural gameplay that masterfully combines compelling story elements to create epic adventures every time you play.
Dungeon's Hell (Piotr Skalski, 10th Aug, £2.69 / €2.99) - Do you have what it takes to tackle the Dungeon’s Hell? This exciting and fun game for everyone has 60+ different and really hard levels that you need to complete in order to show your prowess. It’s a very engaging game with endless gameplay, and you can always test out new ways to enjoy the experience and immerse yourself as much as possible. With Dungeon’s Hell, you always have a cool platforming experience and you need to test your skills in order to win!
Fhtagn! - Tales of the Creeping Madness (Silesia Games, 12th Aug, £4.39 / €4.89) - Play as one of four cultists intent on destroying the world by summoning an Ancient Horror. Decide how you will be preparing for the final ritual by visiting various locations in the unsuspecting town of Arkham and navigating iconic Lovecraftian events. Battle investigators, gangs, corrupt cops and horrors from the Depths to bring about the end of the world!
Fire Tonight (Way Down Deep, 12th Aug, £4.49 / €4.99) - Maya and Devin are separated in a city on fire. In the year 1990, before cell phones or Internet. They’re on their own, wondering about the choices that brought them here, how they met, and what the future might hold. Inspired by Information Society's song of the same name, Fire Tonight is a lighthearted but thoughtful walk through the story of a relationship. A story about believing in each other when the whole world tries to keep them apart. - Read our Fire Tonight review
Fort Triumph (£13.49 / €14.99) - Fort Triumph is a challenging fantasy turn-based tactics game where permanent death is a possibility at any moment. How's that for pressure? Lead a band of heroes with different skill sets through a witty, parody fantasy plot. Missions with various objectives are waiting for you on tiled procedural maps—whether in story mode or skirmish, prepare yourself for a grand adventure.
Garden Story (Rose City Games, 11th Aug, £17.99 / €19.99) - Unify a broken community as the newly-appointed Guardian of The Grove. Traverse a vibrant island to combat invasive Rot, inspire its inhabitants, and rebuild your home. You won't have to do this alone: fruity friends await, ready to lend a hand! Concord, the youngest grape in The Grove, is now a Guardian, and it’s their job to help restore the island. That’s a lot to shoulder for a grape barely off the vine… and more than a few inhabitants are skeptical they have what it takes. Fortunately, Concord has friends like Elderberry, Rana, and Fuji on their side! With their help, you can take on the dangerous Rot and find ways to encourage other residents to assist in the efforts. The Grove is your home, and your work will affect change for the better!
ISLANDERS: Console Edition (Coatsink Software, 11th Aug, £4.49 / €4.99) - ISLANDERS Console Edition is a relaxing, minimalist strategy game about building cities on colourful islands. With simple and intuitive building mechanics, you have the freedom to create your own cities on the rugged cliffs of the game’s islands in half an hour or less. Explore these procedurally generated Islands from lush green grasslands to dry deserts and snowy mountainscapes and expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities.
Links Puzzle (Kistler Benjamin, 12th Aug, £2.99 / €3.49) - Rotate, move or slide the links in the correct position to link all pieces and complete the board! Easy to learn and with increasing difficulty a great puzzle experience! Different mechanics like rotating, moving or sliding keep you on your toes to find the right connections. Over 150 Puzzles will keep your mind busy and experience a relaxing puzzle experience.
Love Esquire (Mama Morin, 12th Aug, £19.99 / €16.79) - In Love Esquire, you're not a famous knight, but a good-for-nothing squire who's on a quest to find a partner. Getting the girl won't be easy though, since most of them are waaaay out of your league! So raise those stats, battle monsters, and unleash your full potential!
Magnus Failure (Ultimate Games, 9th Aug, £3.59 / €3.99) - The protagonist of the game is a person who, for unknown reasons, finds himself in the isolation of other people and scans the radio in search of a signal. The appearance of a seemingly incomprehensible message makes you want to find the sender. So you set off on a journey through the unique world of Magnus Failure! Solve puzzles using the right combination of items, find them in the surrounding world and solve mini-logic games. The world is full of mechanisms that open up new locations for the player.
Mahjong Masters (Kistler Benjamin, 9th Aug, £3.37 / €3.99) - Mahjong Masters is a classic mahjong game with over 300 puzzle boards to solve. Match two of a kind to empty the whole board to progress to the next. Change background and tiles to your preferences and choose from a variety of backgrounds and tiles. Complete the daily challenges and have fun!
Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper (Ocean Media, 12th Aug, £8.99 / €9.99) - After her boss in a high-powered Washington public relations firm is caught in a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless. Out of options, she reluctantly accepts her father's offer to help refurbish Birdsong, the old family place he recently inherited in Guthrie, Georgia. All it will take, he tells her, is a little paint and some TLC to turn the fading Victorian mansion into a real-estate cash cow. Before long, what started as a job of necessity will somehow become a labour of love and, ultimately, a journey that takes her to a place she never expected, back home again.
Necrobarista - Final Pour - (Coconut Island Games, 11th Aug, £13.76 / €15.29) - "This is a story about death and coffee. " Inspired equally by film and anime, Necrobarista is a unique take on the visual novel medium. Follow a dynamic and diverse cast of characters as they navigate Melbourne's hipstery coffee culture, the questionable ethics of necromancy, and the process of letting go. Stylized, fully 3D cinematic presentation that draws from anime aesthetics. Soundtrack by Kevin Penkin, BAFTA-nominated composer for Florence, Made in Abyss, and Norn9.
One Deck Dungeon (Underbite Games, 12th Aug, £7.59 / €8.46) - Adventure calls. . . but you don't always have time to spend hours optimizing your character sheet or managing your inventory! One Deck Dungeon lets you jump right in to bashing down doors, rolling dice, and squashing baddies with style. Get a full roguelike game experience, boiled down to its essence, and captured in a single deck of cards and a handful of dice! One Deck Dungeon is a dungeon crawling adventure game.
Poker Champion: Texas Hold'em (T-Bull, 11th Aug, £8.99 / €9.99) - Is your bluff good enough to convince your opponent? Are you brave enough to stake it all? Want to learn how to play poker? Flush, straight, three-of-a-kind, pair, and what beats what? If you love card games, it doesn't matter whether you're a poker star or just a beginner. Playing our poker game allows you to gain valuable experience! Understand and master the poker hand rankings with Poker Champion: Texas Hold'em! Enjoy a real casino atmosphere and show who rocks!
Scrap Garden (£6.29 / €6.99) - Scrap Garden is an adorable family-friendly puzzle platformer. It tells a thrilling story of Canny, a lonely robot, who awakens in a post-robocalyptic world to find all the other robots shut down and seized up. In a moment our Canny is ready for the adventure to find some answers. What happened to the City? Why did all robots stop moving? Did anyone survive except him? Who knows… But you’ll be able to learn the truth and try to fix it all with Scrap Garden finally available on consoles! Like someone said before: Scrap Garden may look a little dented, but its heart is definitely in the right place. And that’s what really matters.
Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition (Monomi Park, 11th Aug, £19.49 / €20.99) - Welcome to the Far, Far Range. Slime Rancher is a charming, first-person, sandbox experience. Play as Beatrix LeBeau: a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range. ’ Each day will present new challenges and risky opportunities as you attempt to amass a great fortune in the business of slime ranching. Collect colourful slimes, grow crops, harvest resources, and explore the untamed wilds through the mastery of your all-purpose vacpack.
Sudoku Classic (£1.34 / €1.49) - It's a game, but you can play it as if you were writing with a pen on a piece of paper. You can customize the assist function to your liking.
Super Hiking League DX (QUByte Interactive, 10th Aug, £3.59 / €3.99) - Who's the best 2D platformer in the world? Find out in the League! Join Nelson in the Super Hiking League! An evil wizard is making the mountains disappear in a plan to make the world perfectly flat! As a member of the Super Hiking League you will not let this happen. Compete in climbing matches against other Hikers to collect all magic gems and stop his plans! Super Hiking League provides tight jump-rope-bend-swing-win gameplay with beautiful 8-bit+ graphics and a top notch authentic 8-bit soundtrack!
Tetragon (BUKA Entertainment, 12th Aug, £10.79 / €11.99) - Welcome to Tetragon – a vast mysterious universe of unique game mechanics, puzzles, magical mazes, and challenges! Your goal is to move planes with a spinning world gravity . Using the power of TetraGen move the ground and the towers to guide the brave lumberjack Lucios through the scattered worlds and find his lost son! About Tetragon: Somewhere in the parallel universe there is a world made of the plane realities.
Tomb Sweeper (Piotr Skalski, 10th Aug, £2.69 / €2.99) - Tomb Sweeper is an intense and exciting maze game. It’s a unique and interesting title where your focus is to try to move the player from wall to all or corner to corner in order to create a path and complete the level. Once the level is full of colour, you can reach the next level. There are more than 100 levels to go through, and you will have a lot of fun enjoying every moment, while also testing your skills. Do you have what it takes to complete all levels?
Whiskey Mafia: Frank's Story (£5.39 / €5.99) - It tells the story of Frank, a humble and unremarkable postman who dreams of living big time. He receives a letter from his old buddy Leo who was able to successfully survive the horrors of war. Leo proposes to open their own bar as the first business and the first step to a glorious future.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny
- One Deck Dungeon
- Plague Inc: Evolved
- Shadowverse: Champion's Battle
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun!
- TOUHOU Spell Bubble
- WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom
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!