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
Gas Guzzlers Extreme (Funbox Media, 29th Oct, £34.99 / €39.99) - Take a white-knuckle ride in this crazily addictive combat racing game that features a ton of vehicles, weapons, upgrades, on-track bonuses and environments. Gas Guzzlers Extreme is an exciting new twist on the car combat experience with the addition of furious team/clan combat battles. Players start out with low performance vehicles and soon work their way up to high-performance models, by earning money in a series of hi-octane races and arena battles.
L.O.L Surprise! Movie Night (Nighthawk Interactive, 26th Oct, £39.99 / €44.99) - L. O. L. Surprise! ™ Movie Night is an all new L. O. L. Surprise! ™ Adventure, based on the new Movie Magic toy line. Aspire to become a movie star and glam it up with the latest fashion! Perform in a variety of activities and games and meet fierce friends along the way on your journey to become the best actress in L. O. L. Ville. You’ll need to practice your lines, enter your very own photoshoot, and explore different movie sets, all in your quest for a Star on L. O. L. Boulevard! Be the Next Superstar!
Mario Party Superstars (£49.99 / €59.99) - Calling all Superstars! Mario Party™ is back with 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games. Frosting meets flowers as you race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on the Peach’s Birthday Cake board from the original Mario Party game. Or watch the countdown that unleashes Bowser Coin Beam and hold onto those coins on the Space Land board. The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay vigilant, partygoers. - Read our Mario Party Superstars review
Okinawa Rush (No Gravity Games, 28th Oct, £15.29 / €16.99) - Take on the role of the martial arts master Hiro, Meilin, or Shin as they face off in a desperate fight for their lives against the Black Mantis clan. DOUBLE THE MAYHEM: Bring a friend and battle against ninjas, demons, and more in the 2-player local co-op mode of this action-adventure platformer set in a mystical, fantasy version of Okinawa.
PJ MASKS: HEROES OF THE NIGHT (£34.99 / €39.99) - Who goes into the night to save the day? You do! Get your PJs on and become Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko in the most exciting PJ Masks game yet.
Set off from Mission Control HQ on a platforming adventure for little heroes. Use your superpowers – like Catboy’s speed, Owlette’s flying, and Gekko’s muscles – to stop the night-time baddies. And explore eight PJ Masks locations, from Mystery Mountain all the way to Moon! With PJ Robot’s help, you’ll discover a world of friendship, teamwork, and secret collectibles.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Abarenbo Tengu & Zombie Nation (City Connection, 28th Oct, £10.79 / €11.99) - Abarenbo Tengu is a side-scrolling shooter game that was originally released in 1990. An evil life form turns up in the USA, depriving the citizens of their freedom. Overrun by a plague of monsters, the people resort to prayer. The Mask of Great Tengu comes forth, ready to restore peace to the country. This set also comes with Zombie Nation, the North American edition of Abarenbo Tengu released in 1991.
Air Stunt Racing (£5.99 / €5.99) - Air Stunt Racing is an original, 3D high-speed air racing with stunt planes! Compete in high-adrenaline races of six, with boosters, riffles and power-ups.
Amazing Breaker (Big Way, 27th Oct, £6.29 / €6.99) - Enjoy easy game control, clear graphic, and the best strike! Shoot the ball and destroy the brick. Colorful graphic expresses lively movement. Find the best launch angle to smash all the bricks! When the ball touches the wall and the brick, it bounces in the opposite direction. Make use of the angles and the location of the bricks to show effective brick break. Get as many balls as you can! Collect hidden balls among the bricks and make the best use of balls. You can break the bricks with many balls to challenge high scores.
Black Widow: Recharged (Atari, 28th Oct, £7.99 / €8.99) - The original cult classic arachnid-starring, twin-stick shooter returns! Just in time for Halloween, Black Widow: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals, powerful new abilities, and another original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard.
Brain Meltdown - Into Despair (CFK, 28th Oct, £5.93 / €6.56) - Brain Meltdown - Into Despair is a platformer game with a unique concept, where you need to control two characters by yourself. This is not a co-op game!
City Pipes (Kistler Benjamin, 28th Oct, £2.69 / €2.99) - City pipes is the next best brain-teaser for every pipeline puzzle lover. If you are a big fan of pipe connection puzzle, do not miss this next great pipeline puzzle game! Connect the city with water and solve the puzzles! Everyone can enjoy the fun of plumbing and connecting the right pipes in the right orientation! An amusing, inspiring pipe puzzle experience. All pipe plumbing fans, get ready for your exciting pipe plumbing puzzle journey in over 100 levels!
Composer (£11.59 / €12.97) - Composer is a unique way to write music on the Nintendo Switch. It includes hundreds of instruments/drumsets across many styles. You can create music that sounds like a real orchestra, or compose a track that sounds like it's from a retro game console. Your songs can be put into a soundtrack where you can create visual effects for playback. Create icons for your music that dance to the beat. Add particle effects, lighting, fireworks and more!
Cotton 100% (£12.99 / €14.99) - The world has fallen into darkness, and the fairy Silk sets out to look for help. She crosses paths with a young witch called Nata de Cotton, who seems rather uninterested in helping her. That is until Silk tells her that along the way, giant Willows, a candy that Cotton has a massive craving for, are waiting for her, so the two set out to find out what's causing the darkness. . . or look for Willows!
DISTRAINT Collection (Ratalaika Games, 28th Oct, £10.99 / €10.99) - DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition is a 2D psychological horror adventure game that tells the story of Price, a young man who seizes an old woman’s apartment. After seizing her home, his humanity is now gone. So begins his tale of regrets… Creep your way through different locations, learning the backstory of Price and his motivations that led him down this dark path. Progress through the somber story by solving light puzzles across a variety of different scenarios and settings!
Dollhouse (£26.99 / €29.99) - This haunting horror game draws you into the mysterious atmosphere of film noir. Delve deep into the mind of Marie, a detective trying to unravel the secrets of her past memory by memory. Use the ‘Focus’ feature to see through the eyes of your pursuer as you try to survive a suspenseful game of cat and mouse.
Dragon Hills (Rebel Twins, 28th Oct, £7.19 / €8) - Are all Princesses really waiting for Princes to come and save them? Not this time! Take control of a very dangerous Dragon in this action-packed adventure and help the furious princess on her revenge mission. Slide down the hills jumping into and out of the ground, crashing and destroying everything on your way. Chase down the knights, conquer new castles and discover new lands!
Endocrisis (Buschmann Studios, 25th Oct, £6.29 / €6.99) - It is not just evading bullets! . Endocrisis is sometimes described as a Puzzle Shoot 'em up. Bosses have attack patterns that you must learn, which are suitable to absorb or better to block. The game's main goal is to increase your power and learn new abilities to beat the 6 guardian bosses that will allow you to face the game's final boss. It is a non-linear game. You can choose any order to complete the game and get upgrades.
Ghosts and Apples (£8.99 / €9.99) - You have come to a house full of magic where intrigue and mystery reign. A ghost spies through the window while an octopus acts as a coat hanger. A raven is guarding the evil potion brewing cauldron. And, in the distance, a vampire is about to awaken… Your soul has been trapped within the puppet Jack. Wander around and unravel the mysteries of the ancient inhabitants of the House of Frantic Pictures. Beware, though, strange pictures will suck you into a haunted world. Catch the ghosts and turn them into tasty apples.
Halloween Snowball Bubble (£5.39 / €5.99) - While you play, create mythical characters by matching the bubbles that are the same colour. You can make ‘Combos’ or get various special ‘PowerUps’, such as the guided rocket, the destructive bomb and the laser blaster, all with the aim of reaching the top of the scoreboard. Beautiful and nostalgic graphics set in a charming toy store from long ago, which will take you back to your most retro childhood. Relaxing and immersive game where you'll be trapped until you discover which unusual character is hiding behind each snowball.
Hermitage: Strange Case Files (Giiku Games, 26th Oct, £17.99 / €19.99) - This gripping paranormal horror adventure revolves around Hermitage, the sinister bookstore that attracts most unusual customers – all of whom seem to be involved in mysterious cases bordering on the paranormal. Investigate mysterious cases by taking on the role of a less than motivated bookshop owner, a former anthropology professor who for unknown reasons has never been seen outside of his bookstore.
hexceed (ToastieLabs, 28th Oct) - A modern twist on a classic puzzle game! Progress through hexes to uncover which spaces are safe and which spaces hide danger! Relax and be rewarded! Numbers show you how many dangers lie around the hexagon! Play with just your mouse! Each click reveals even more information for you to progress through the level! Learn about the special tiles that give you knowledge in new and intriguing ways! Lines for directions, walls for blocking, and more for you to discover! Find out what each mechanic gives you, as well as what it takes away!
HOLY COW! Milking Simulator (£7.69 / €8.49) - In HOLY COW! You need to lead a journey of an absolutely extraordinary cow who not only needs to survive in this cruel world of meat eaters but also wants to produce and collect the biggest possible amount of milk, no matter if the grass field is on the ground, ocean bottom or inside whale's stomach! . . at the same time trying hard to avoid any love stories. Choose between campaign, championships to beat every possible enemy wave in four unique worlds!
Horror & Adventure Pinball (£13.49 / €14.99) - Enjoy 6 games in one with the perfect reproduction of real pinball machines, with all kinds of graphic details and sounds. If you prefer, you can also purchase them separately in the Nintendo eShop.
Jigsaw Finale (Playstige Interactive, 28th Oct, £4.49 / €4.99) - Your favorite jigsaw puzzle game is back! *15 different themes to choose from *4 different difficulty size to adjust any time during playing *75 high quality puzzle images. *Soft, relaxing and cheerful music *Ability to adjust background themes.
Jigsaw Fun: Amazing Animals (Mindscape, 28th Oct, £8.66 / €9.99) - Enjoy 100 hand-picked, high quality, images to solve of animals from all around the world. Change the size of your puzzle for increased difficulty and solve jigsaws up to 600 pieces. You can also play with up to 4 players to solve jigsaws together!
Lost Dream (£4.49 / €4.99) - Lost Dream tells a story about your friend being taken away by humans. You wake up one day determined to rescue her. Explore the lengths a fox would go to rescue his friend. Travel through the world, experience the path to change your life. Graphic design is one of the most important things in this game along with the Soundtrack, One of the main goals is to make the player relaxed and to give them an experience they won't forget.
Lucid Cycle (eastasiasoft, 27th Oct, £5.03 / €5.59) - Sleep has the power to transport us to wonderfully enigmatic places, sometimes frightening and often unexpected. Lucid Cycle is an exploration of the concepts and experiences common to our dreams, whether it’s solving environmental puzzles without a clear purpose or journeying through a shifting landscape without knowing the final destination. Sometimes we might find ourselves in familiar places with unfamiliar circumstances or vice versa, but is there a greater meaning behind it all?
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version (Square Enix, 26th Oct, £59.99 / €69.99) - Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Panorama Cotton (£12.99 / €14.99) - The game's main character is Nata de Cotton, a witch with unquenchable craving for candy called Willow. She is accompanied by the fairy Silk, who Cotton saved the world with once before. Silk is approached by her sister Knit, who tells her that Queen Velvet has been acting strange. Identifying the source of her behavior as a burnt Willow, Silk tries to dispose of it, but Cotton crosses her path, grabs the Willow and tries to eat it, only to realize that it has been burned.
Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again (Big Way, 27th Oct, £3.22 / €3.57) - Princess. Loot. Pixel. Again is a dynamic platformer with the elements of a rogue-lite, a combo system and special moves. The main goal is to clear all the floors of the Dark Tower and defeat the main antagonist - the Evil Mage. This won’t be easy because after the permadeath of the main character the castle floor plan is automatically redesigned. Whether you succeed or not primarily depends on your skills, not on random events. The player gradually gets to know game mechanics, learns the effects of artifacts, items, skills, the behavior of enemies and bosses.
Shadow Corridor (NIS America, 26th Oct, £13.49 / €14.99) - Chased by the spirits of the cursed Noh mask, you must do everything you can to escape. Set in traditional Japanese locales, Shadow Corridor provides a unique survival horror experience. Randomly generated maps filled with a variety of items make every playthrough different. Immerse yourself in the darkness, for only the determined will survive.
SHINRAI - Broken Beyond Despair (£14.99 / €14.99) - A group of ten friends gathers at a secluded mountain resort to spend the night of All Hallows' Eve together. However, what was originally intended to be a fun little Halloween party quickly turns into an actual night of horrors. When one of the attendees is found dead, fear and uncertainty spread among the group as the friends realize they are trapped with a murderer. Investigate, interrogate and present evidence as you solve various mysteries throughout the night. Maybe you will even be able to save a life! Or will your deductions lead you to blame someone completely innocent. . . ?
The Sokoban (UNBALANCE, 28th Oct, £13.49 / €14.99) - The sense of accomplishment you can feel by solving Sokoban puzzles is like the satisfaction after unravelling a tangled thread. This is the only one official Sokoban game available for Nintendo Switch™. The rules are simple, just push the boxes and place them in the goals. However, the difficult stages are not as easy as they look! Try to solve each puzzle with the fewest steps possible. The Sokoban is a great game for. . . -Having fun in your spare time -Training your brain -Developing kids aptitude -Preventing dementia
The Suicide of Rachel Foster (£13.59 / €15.99) - 1993 LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA, US Ten years ago, teenager Nicole and her mother left the family hotel after discovering her father Leonard's affair with, and pregnancy of Rachel, a girl her own age who eventually committed suicide. Now that both of her parents have passed, Nicole hopes to fulfill her mother’s last will to sell the hotel and make amends to Rachel's relatives. With the will and determination to put that chapter behind her, she returns to the hotel with the family’s lawyer to audit the decaying structure.
VirtuaVerse (Blood Music, 28th Oct, £12.99 / €14.99) - In a future not too far away, one Artificial Intelligence has prevailed over all other AIs and their governments. Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network that continuously optimizes people's experiences by processing personal data. Nathan, an outsider still refusing to comply with the new system, makes a living off the grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared with his custom headset, he is among the few that can still switch AVR off and see reality for what truly is.
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars (SQUARE ENIX, 28th Oct, £24.99 / €29.99) - Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design. ) This product is also included in other bundles sold separately.
Zombo Buster Rising (£4.49 / €4.99) - Shoot zombies from a terrace like a boss! Zombo Buster Rising brings you a nostalgic experience of classic 2D side shooting-defense in the enhanced build! Zombo Buster Rising includes challenging achievements, two AI-Assisted NPCs, three super abilities, various upgrades and Survival mode. Basically it’s the best pick for any fan of casual zombie shooters with only one goal — to slay these undead hordes!
Zumba Aqua (Silesia Games, 28th Oct, £2.15 / €2.39) - Get better in one of the most popular puzzle games. Shoot gems and try to complete all the levels with three stars in each level. This gem game is easy to play and addicting at the same time.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Aeon Must Die!
- DRAGON BALL Z : KAKAROT + A NEW POWER AWAKENS SET
- HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
- MONSTER HUNTER RISE
- RiMS Racing
- R-Type® Final 2
- Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars
- 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!