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
King's Bounty II (Koch Media, 24th Aug, £54.99 / €59.99) - Darkness descends over the world of Nostria. Conspiracies, sabotage, and necromancy are overshadowing the country. But maybe a saviour – the kingdom's last hope – is already here, to fight back and finally restore peace and order in Nostria! King’s Bounty II is the long-awaited sequel to the legendary King’s Bounty video games franchise, one of the most iconic representatives of the turn-based RPG genre.
No More Heroes 3 (£49.99 / €59.99) - The latest numbered entry in the No More Heroes series... No More Heroes 3 is coming in 2020! Travis Touchdown returns to Santa Destroy after a ten-year absence. There he finds a huge artificial island metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object hovering high above. What kind of crazy dangerous assassins will Travis face off against this time?!
Switch eShop - New Releases
Dark Thrones (Funbox Media, 26th Aug, £7.19 / €7.99) - Dark Thrones is a 2D endless runner game. You play as 'Dark', an assassin on his last run to redeem himself and protect those he loves against legions of undead on top of an endless wall. Jump over and slide under various obstacles. Have no mercy against every last unyielding enemy standing in your way to boost your score while collecting coins to upgrade power-ups strewn all across the wall. Shop The player collects coins which allows them to purchase upgrades from the in-game shop. These upgrades aid progression against the trophies.
Eternal Hope (Doublehit Games, 26th Aug, £7.19 / €7.99) - "Perhaps you’d be willing to go to the end of the world for your beloved, but would you go beyond it? " In Eternal Hope you'll follow the story of Ti'bi, a lonely boy who has lost the love of his life. You’ll embark with him on a highly unusual journey – one that might bring the soul of his cherished girlfriend back from the Shadow World, a purgatory-like realm. But visiting this new world will not be easy. There will be dangers to overcome and many mysteries to unearth before you can continue your passage.
Garden Paws (Bitten Toast Games, 26th Aug, £18.89 / €20.99) - In order to expand your home, and build up the nearby town, you're going to need coins. What better way to earn those coins than by running a shop! Explore the islands and caves collecting everything from poop to flowers to sell to the local villagers. Once you have some seeds you can dive into Farming, or many of the other activities on the islands including, Crafting, Fishing, Mining and Questing. Once you have some spare coin talk to Frank to commission new buildings in town, with each building bringing unique Upgrades, Shops, Quests and even New Areas to explore, you'll have plenty to keep you busy!
Green Phoenix (Zerouno Games, 26th Aug, £2.99 / €2.99) - Green Phoenix is an on-rails 3D space shooter mixed with a deep narrative experience that focuses on the concept of ego and the meaning of freedom. In Green Phoenix, we are transported to a single player story where society is fully technologized and authoritarian and take us on the role of the spaceship AI, Green Phoenix, as it remembers its dead pilot, Dana, and embarks on a journey of revenge.
Hammer 2 Reloaded (£5.99 / €5.99) - Enjoy intense action in this third-person shooter action game. Your job is to clean city of crime in mutiple missions, each one with its own goal. The game features a fully Open World Environment. Improve your arsenal in the dedicated shop with cash you gained from previous missions.
Have a Blast (Firenut, 26th Aug, £10.79 / €11.99) - INTRODUCTION Battle through the most ridiculously hazardous corners of the galaxy and use your surroundings to your advantage. Outmanoeuvre your frenemies and shatter them into colorful bits. ARENAS Battle around the galaxy in fifteen arenas, with new ones coming. Classic asteroids, icy comets, mythical monsters, curious contraption, it is all there for you to chart a route before the match. Each arena puts you in perils, which you can turn into opportunities and use to your advantage SHIPS All the ships in Have a Blast are small and nimble, enabling you to navigate the busy arenas.
Hoa (PM Studios, 24th Aug, £13.49 / €14.99) - Hoa is a beautiful puzzle-platforming game that features breathtaking hand-painted art, lovely music, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Experience the magic of nature and imagination as you play the main character, Hoa, on her journey through breathtaking environments back to where it all began. Breathtaking hand-painted art Step into a painting that lives - explore a vast world of meticulously crafted sceneries of stunning hand-painted art. - Read our Hoa review
Inked: A Tale of Love (Pixmain, 26th Aug, £8.09 / €8.99) - Inked is a hand-drawn puzzle-adventure set in a mythological world of beautiful ballpoint pen landscapes, inspired by Japanese folk tales. As the Nameless Hero, explore 10 different minimalistic worlds searching for your lost love Aiko, using your magical paintbrush to solve puzzles in a heartwarming story that will move and shake you to the core.
Instant Farmer (Silesia Games, 26th Aug, £2.15 / €2.39) - A country life, growing a vegetable garden in your own ranch. In this tiny fantasy countryside experience, that is easy to do and very relaxing. Just keep in mind: water brings life. Swap the blocks of earth, stone, water, and others, like water channels and lawn sprinklers, so that all the arable soil receives the necessary water. Solve the challenge and feel the pleasure of watching the plants instantly grow and bear fruit. There is no time limit or resources to manage, so you can calmly just focus on the core mechanics while listening to a soothing soundtrack and animal sounds. Figuring out the patterns of blocks will make it easier to solve the puzzles.
May's Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (Klabater , 26th Aug, £12.14 / €13.49) - May's Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville is an exciting puzzle adventure game bringing a hand-drawn storyline with four worlds, 80 locations, 50 characters, 10 minutes of animated cut-scenes, and 270 brain-teaser puzzles that allow players over 25 hours of gameplay. Follow May, an independent and charismatic girl, in her quest to find her missing brother. Advance through the cartoon-style drawn adventures by solving over 270 logic puzzles, tricky rhythmic games, and hand-drawn hidden object scenes. Search for clues about May's brother, visit mysterious locations and meet interesting characters along the way, which will help you in your journey.
Mickey Storm and the Cursed Mask (Orange One, 24th Aug, £13.49 / €14.99) - Welcome to the world’s greatest waterpark! In this resort full of wild adventures and thrilling waterslides only you, and your sister, can stop the evil Dr. Fisher! Using the powers of a mysterious mask this vicious villain has enchanted the entire park to finally trap your parents. Why? Because they are none other than the world famous Storm spies! Jump, slide and rush through a series of challenging 2. 5D water slides to take down Dr. Fisher and save your parents! But, don’t expect a walk in the park. Because of the curse, all slides are totally OUT OF CONTROL! Each area is filled with dangers, obstacles and enemies waiting for you in each corner, so brace yourself before you’re wiped out. Luckily you’re not in this alone as you’ll be accompanied by your special spy vlogging drone B. U. D. D. Y.
Moonshades (£14.39 / €15.99) - Relive the fun of classic RPG games inspired by dungeons and dragons, realised in rich 3D environments, and with a deep, captivating story. Discover an enigmatic realm, saturated with ancient magic and myths - epic legends are forged as you venture into this offline role-playing game!
Murder Mystery Machine (Microids, 25th Aug, £17.99 / €19.99) - Join the District Crime Agency in this isometric, modern noir deduction thriller. Explore crime scenes in complex dioramas, organize your evidence effectively, and blur the lines between right and wrong to present your case. Do you have what it takes to be a real detective? On her first day at the DCA, fresh-faced rookie Cassandra Clarke, is teamed with a reluctant burnt-out detective, Nate Huston, to investigate the murder of a prominent politician. While all evidence points to a botched robbery, it soon entwines the two detectives into a complex, interconnected series of crimes that are anything but an open-and-shut case.
Night Flight (Ultimate Games, 23rd Aug, £4.49 / €4.99) - When the last human worker leaves the factory unsupervised, toys wake up and live their lives. One night you find yourself boxed! You decide to take action and leave this place. Collect stars on your way - they serve as fuel. Be agile, think on the fly, or plan your route through challenging levels. Open doors, use pipes to travel from one place to the other. Make use of speed boosts and dodge rockets doing barrel rolls!
Off The Road Unleashed (Dogbyte Games, 26th Aug, £14.99 / €15.99) - Immerse yourself in realistic sandbox environments all filled with challenging tasks and collectables. Sand dunes, frozen plains, mountains to climb and conquer. Explore 5 worlds with your favorite vehicle or just take a hike on foot!
One-Eyed Lee and the Dinner Party (£4.99 / €4.99) - Beracus and Lee finally have a lead to more information about a potential cure for Beracus' suffering village. Upon finding the entrance to an apparently abandoned bunker, the two become trapped inside and discover the place is inhabited by a family of hospitable cult members, who also happen to be skeletons. The family mistakes the two for fellow members, and invites them to "stay for the party" and wait for the "New World".
Orbibot (Ratalaika Games, 26th Aug, £3.99 / €3.99) - Orbibot is a game in which you control a ball-shaped robot and solve physics- and logic-based puzzles. Being a ball doesn’t limit you as much, you can control buttons, laser switches, and doors to reach the end of the level. Sometimes you will need to use barrels or metal balls to get to your destination. Will you find the teleporter that will take you to the next level?
Pretty Girls Panic! (eastasiasoft, 26th Aug, £4.39 / €4.79) - Socially conservative sea creatures have constructed a water-filled screen to hide the Pretty Girls from view. Don’t panic! Use your special tool to capture sections of the barrier and remove them, freeing the girl waiting for you on the other side. Girls have different outfits in each stage to reward your success. Just don’t get caught – if a sea creature crosses your path, your tool will be broken! Meet 13 Pretty Girls across 50 stages! With each challenge you clear, commemorative photos will be added to your Gallery for casual viewing. Can you complete them all?
Secret Neighbor (tinyBuild Games , 26th Aug, £16.19 / €17.99) - Secret Neighbor is an evergrowing multiplayer Social Horror game set in the Hello Neighbor universe. Your group has one goal - sneak around the house, collecting the keys in order to unlock the basement door. The only problem is - one of you is the Neighbor, a traitor in disguise!
Space Wars (Pix Arts, 25th Aug, £2.99 / €2.99) - Space Wars is an exciting endless level-base game in which you control spaceship through multiples levels, trying to shoot down the enemies and avoiding their attacks. The goal is shoot down all the enemies in each level, collect coins to unlock new spaceships, upgrade spaceships for better power and collect power ups disseminated around maps.
Spelunky (£8.99 / €9.99) - The classic "roguelike platformer" that paved the way for other roguelike-inspired indie titles. Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomly-generated, fully-destructible levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. You'll have complete freedom while you navigate the fully-destructible environments and master their many secrets. To stay or flee, to kill or rescue, to shop or steal... in Spelunky, the choice is yours and so are the consequences!
Spelunky 2 (£17.99 / €19.99) - Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family. Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Explore the game alone, play locally with up to four players, or, for the first time, join up with friends online to unravel its mysteries together (or battle it out in competitive Arena modes). - Read our Spelunky 2 review
Titans Black Ops (£4.89 / €5.59) - Titans Black Ops is a 2D jump n gun about mercenaries trying to save the world and then go home and take a well-deserved nap. Choose your gun, purchase an arsenal of powerful more guns and grenades then blow EVERYTHING up and save the world by the way. Lock and load ! Features : - 2D jump n gun - 24 Levels - different difficulties - a variety of guns - Dailies and Achievements
Wildbus (Wildbus Studio, 26th Aug, £10.79 / €11.99) - Game introduction Ever thinking about beating mutant monsters with a fully customizable fighting bus? It's time to rev up the engine! Wildbus is a classic beat em up game in a retro-style with tons of weapons ranging from giant punch glove, mega drill, megaphone cannon or even dragons.
Witch Hunter (Funbox Media, 26th Aug, £7.19 / €7.99) - Witch Hunter is a 2D endless runner game. Play as 'Wolf', a famous monster slayer on his last adventure to redeem his name and become the most famous of his kind against hordes of creatures from dark forests. Have no mercy against every last monster standing in your way to boost your score while collecting coins to upgrade power-ups hidden all across the dark forests. Shop The player collects coins which allows them to purchase upgrades from the in-game shop. These upgrades aid progression against the trophies.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- King's Bounty II
- GROOVE COASTER WAI WAI PARTY!!!!
- MONSTER HUNTER RISE
- No More Heroes 3
- PAC-MAN 99
- STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town
- The Wonderful 101: Remastered
- Tools Up!
- Urban Flow
- Zaccaria Pinball
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!