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
Greak: Memories of Azur (Team17, 17th Aug, £14.39 / €17.99) - Greak: Memories of Azur is a side scrolling single-player game with hand-drawn animations. You will take the role of three siblings: Greak, Adara and Raydel to guide them through the lands of Azur. Alternate control between them and use their unique abilities to escape from the Urlag invasion. Greak is the name of the main character, and the smallest brother of three. He belongs to a magical race called the Courines, which are currently under the attack of an enemy invasion from a faction called the Urlags. - Read our Greak: Memories of Azur review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Adventure Field 4 (£5.38 / €6.01) - Several years after Atoa defeated his evil self, Eras, and Marok took their place as leaders of the Sarook Kingdom. Atoa defeated the evil that was born from within him but a greater danger is now looming upon Sarook kingdom. . . The direct sequel to Adventure Field™ 3. . . Adventure Field™ 4 is a 20 hour, semi open-world, turn-based JRPG. Battle monsters, complete quests and save Sarook Kingdom! In this game you will have to fight your way through dungeons and powerful enemies to try gathering souls gems.
Arietta of Spirits (£16.19 / €17.99) - Arietta of Spirits is a charming adventure game with emotion-filled narrative, no-filler gameplay, and fast paced combat. The game tells the story of Arietta and her family, visiting their Grandmother's cabin for the first time after her passing away a year prior. However, the family trip takes an unexpected turn when Arietta meets a mysterious new friend and gains the ability to see strange spirits that inhabit the island.
Buissons (Tambouille, 19th Aug, £6.99 / €7.99) - Move when the night is dark and use the day as an opportunity to observe and flush out your opponents. Use the secrets of nature to your advantage and prepare for surprises: each game comes with a new forest of its own. Only one bush will survive. . . And do not forget to drop a fart from time to time, after all it's a lethal weapon. You and your friends will laugh!
Chess Gambit (D-Lo Games, 16th Aug, £5.13 / €5.99) - This game transports you to a low-poly environment where castles, tough soldiers, battle-hardened knights and loyal bishops are the true stars. Use your best strategies to open a path and conquer the castle of your opponent’s king!
City Driving Simulator 2 (£10.79 / €11.99) - This isn't one of those fantasy scenarios, where cars behave like children's toys and all you have to do is drive as fast as you can. This is a game for true car enthusiasts. Select one of many meticulously rendered vehicles and take it for a spin in a lifelike environment. Cruise in the suburbs, tear through the city streets and show you have what it takes to call yourself a real driver.
Mayhem Brawler (HERO CONCEPT, 19th Aug, £17.99 / €19.99) - With comic book style art and rocking soundtracks, it offers a unique experience that you can tackle solo or as co-op with friends while defining the next step in the story with your choices. TO PROTECT AND SERVE While answering a routine call on a patrol, Dolphin, Star and Trouble -the most popular officers of the super-powered law enforcement agency, Stronghold- find themselves in a sequence of events that will alter the fate of the entire city. EXCESSIVE FORCE Let’s get one thing straight; if you ever think that a day in the life of a super-powered law enforcer is easy, you couldn’t be more wrong, as there are greater threats than street gangs in urban fantasy themed Mayhem Brawler.
Metal Commando (Ultimate Games, 19th Aug, £4.49 / €4.99) - This game will take you through series of classic levels, various enemies, and boss battles with amazing experience of side-scrolling platformer games. Use various weapons filled with slugs and power-ups to fight your way through multiple enemies, metal tanks, copters and put an end to the evil army leader's and his world of terror. Different enemies have different patterns of attack, which is great when you're fighting them one on one, but once there's more than a few on the screen you're going to be jumping and running your way through storms of bullets from every angle.
Monster Train First Class (Gambitious, 19th Aug, £26.99 / €29.99) - Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deckbuilding, with a tactical twist: defend not one, but three vertical battlegrounds simultaneously as you fight to protect the final pyre against the forces of heaven. No playthrough is ever the same, it’s a fresh challenge every time. You’ll never play the same deck twice! Hell has frozen over. Only you can protect the final burning pyre from the forces of heaven and restore the inferno. To take back hell, you’ll need to power up.
Pile Up! Box by Box (HandyGames, 17th Aug, £13.49 / €14.99) - Coordinate with your friends or rely on your own creativity to navigate cardboard worlds full of uniquely joyful levels. Unfold mysteries, solve puzzles and quests as a team and visit the friendly citizens of sun-baked islands, amber forests, and vibrant caves. Or maybe just kick-back and challenge your friends in action-packed rounds of Boxball, Pile of Dunk or Tic Pile Toe? Play together, stick together, think together – and pile up!
Road 96 (DIGIXART ENTERTAINMENT, 16th Aug, £16.96 / €19.96) - Summer 1996, Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria. Which one will you take? Road 96 is a crazy, beautiful road-trip.
Rogue Explorer (eastasiasoft, 18th Aug, £5.59 / €6.39) - Journey deep into the abyss as a daring adventurer of your own design! Start in a humble hub town and venture into dungeons with varied biomes, each more dangerous than the last. Decide your character’s look, alter colors, craft weapons and armor from the loot you gather, upgrade your equipment and choose from a wide range of skill enhancements. Rogue Explorer retains the challenge of classic roguelikes without the harsh restrictions or futile frustrations.
Rush Rally Origins (Brownmonster, 19th Aug, £4.99 / €5.99) - REALISTIC TOP DOWN RALLYING! Rush Rally Origins combines the classic top down racing action from the original Rush Rally with the highly praised graphics and physics from Rush Rally 3. Take on 36 new and unique stages across the world, each with the ability to change the time of day and weather. Drive over many challenging surface types including snow, gravel, dirt, mud and tarmac! EXPERIENCE THE RUSH Race at 60fps (120fps on supported devices) with one of the best car dynamics models to date, highly tuned for Rush Rally Origins to give a more fun top down racing experience.
Sakura Succubus 4 (Gamuzumi, 19th Aug, £7.19 / €7.99) - Ogasawara Hiroki was once an ordinary man, until numerous beautiful succubi fell for him in droves, and soon he obtained quite the following! After narrowly escaping a lifetime of imprisonment in the succubus realm, Hiroki is ready to kick back and relax. Idol succubus Ayu invites him on a vacation to her private beach house in Okinawa, and Hiroki is happy to oblige. The other succubi come along for the ride, and a week of summertime fun begins. Join Hiroki as he breaks up vicious pillow fights, teaches social media queen Cosmos how to swim, and (begrudgingly) goes jogging with tennis athlete Hazel, all the while deepening his bonds with his adoring companions.
SHAPE SUITABLE (liica, 19th Aug, £6.79 / €7.49) - This is your free canvas. Let's draw freely and enjoy the puzzle! For "Shapes" who carry various things Draw a bridge, draw a wall, and sometimes protect yourself from bad guys! "Shapes" are rich in individuality, and some are tall, powerful, flying in the sky like a UFO. There is no right answer to clear, let's help Shapes with your free ideas. If the puzzle is difficult, you can worry with your family If you still can't clear it, you can look at the hints!
Shark Pinball (£2.69 / €2.99) - Get ready for Shark Pinball, a pinball machine where you'll try to score points avoiding Sharks, octopus and many other perils, show everybody that you're not affraid of the sea monsters on this table. Discover all the missions and secrets, in this unique two leveled pinball arcade machine. Complete all the missions and become number 1 in the world or the best among your Friends, posting your high score on the online leaderboard. Arcade design. More than 8 missions to accomplish! Are you ready? Multiball, Extraball, Skillshot, Jackpots. . . Reproduction with all the details, lights and sounds. 4 different cameras to choose from. Vertical Gameplay using all the Nintendo Switch™ screen on handheld mode. Online Leaderboard.
Space Invaders Invincible Collection (ININ Games, 17th Aug, £54.99 / €59.99) - One of the most important arcade classics in video game history is back, and INVINCIBLE! 11 masterpieces from the arcade specialist TAITO in one great collection. - Read our Space Invaders Invincible Collection review
Space Scavenger (£11.69 / €12.99) - Action roguelike where you build and command your own spaceships. Battle enemies, explore planets and customize your ship on the fly. Make the best use of the quirky ship modules you find, ranging from slingshots to ion cannons, to try and avoid certain death.
Thea 2: The Shattering (RockGame, 19th Aug, £14.39 / €15.99) - Thea 2: The Shattering is a follow-up to the successful Thea: The Awakening, which brings the idea of innovative genre hybrid, with elements of turn-based, 4X strategy, survival, RPG and a card game, to entirely new and thoroughly polished level. The player takes on the role of a deity from the Slavic mythology-inspired pantheon and as such, controls the fate of a small flock of believers struggling for survival.
Ultimate Bumper Cars: Dodgems (£8.99 / €9.99) - Ultimate Bumper Cars is a realistic Bumper Car Simulator with multiplayer support and realistic physics. This brilliant attraction is fun for all ages. Dodgems or Bumper Cars will always be remembered as one of the longest running and most successful attractions in the amusement industry. No other ride can compete with Dodgems when it comes to family fun and entertainment. Bumper-to-bumper traffic never been this fun – or bumpy! Grab all your friends and family for fantastic fun on our classic Dodgems simulator game.
Volleyball Challenge (Ultimate Games, 16th Aug, £4.49 / €4.99) - Activate SUPERPOWERS – in this sports game you can add fireballs, vanishing balls, superspeed, blocks, and many others to your arsenal – play now and discover them for yourself! Develop your player's SKILLS – raise your stats across categories such as serve power and strength, stamina, or attack! You will have a bundle of additional outfits to choose from as well as bags with super contents to open – as long as you win matches! Make your opponents tremble at the sight of your player! Volleyball will never be the same – play Volleyball Challenge and be part of the sports revolution!
Where’s Samantha? (ROKiT Games, 19th Aug, £4.49 / €5.00) - Help George as he searches for his lost love Samantha (wind is a heck of a thing when you’re a little piece of fabric)! Overcome puzzles and obstacles in this hand-drawn textile world and unfold George’s whimsically narrated tale.
World Soccer Strikers '91 (£4.79 / €4.99) - WSS'91 is a physics-based, retro-style "soccer" game. No magnetic feet is what makes WSS91 different. You cannot depend on the game's engine doing everything for you. You'll have to aim, dribble and shoot all by yourself!
Wrestledunk Sports (£8.99 / €9.99) - Wrestledunk your friends! Spike, squish, stab, wrestle and dunk your way to victory in a pack of multiplayer sports games! Get into the super competitive local and online multiplayer action for up to 8 players.
Zombo Buster Advance (Silesia Games, 19th Aug, £2.49 / €2.79) - Lead a team of 12+ anti zombie shooters into the operation. Craft and equip power up badges to your units, create your own super soldiers. Fight against 30+ kinds of zombies and engage in epic boss battles. Make good use of various supportive gadgets in the war zone, from dynamites to the Kill-with-snap gauntlets! Use your tactics to counter the in-game flow changer such as the escalator, travelators, passages and many others. Forge ahead a total of 50 fun and challenging stages worth of hours playing. Examine your units, enemies, gadgets and others with the in-game game journal. Complete a series of missions and claim the rewards.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
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