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
BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light (£49.99 / €59.99) - As the last summer day fades, all is illuminated. With gorgeous translucent designs by Mel Kishida, as well as a story that depicts the youth of lifelike girls, based on a theme of human identity and bonding, a new title in the BLUE REFLECTION series is here! Story Under a piercing blue sky, surrounded by crystal clear water, the sun scorched Ao Hoshizaki's skin. Gazing at the summer scenery, it seemed as if the girl was left behind in a world that she had wandered into. At a school adrift in the distance, there lived three girls who had lost their memories. The only thing they could remember was their names. Ao, shrouded in confusion, begins to lead a strange communal life with the girls as they seek clues about a way to return to their original world. One day, in this world where the school was surrounded by nothing but water, a path that led to new scenery suddenly appeared. At the end of the path was a mysterious location, where familiar things existed inexplicably. - Read our BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light review
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (£49.99) - Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail.
My Singing Monsters Playground (Big Blue Bubble, 9th Nov, £29.99 / €39.99) - Journey to the Monster World to take part in a tournament of Monster-Game madness! Watch your favorite Monsters come to life as you swing, fling, and spring your way to victory in a variety of 4-player competitions. Grab your friends and hit the Playground to see who has what it takes to win the ultimate Monster bash! Compete against friends and family in games galore set across the Monster World Starring the Singing Monsters - Read our My Singing Monsters Playground review
Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital (Numskull Games, 12th Nov, £22.49 / €26.99) - These adorable pets aren’t feeling too well, so let’s give them the care they need! Pups & Purrs Animal hospital is a simulation game in which you have the dream job you’ve always wanted taking care of cute, fluffy friends. Various breeds of puppies and kittens will need your expertise at the clinic. In Check-Up Mode carefully check your playful patients for illnesses or injuries by performing various diagnostic tests: taking X-rays, checking temperatures, and monitoring vital signs. Once you diagnose the ailments, administer the treatments to get them back to purr-fect health. On your days off, wind down by visiting the relaxing café. Go shopping and enjoy a wide range of outfits or even get your hair done at the salon. Enjoy your free time hanging out in the city going to the movies, the amusement park, the beach, and much more!
Real Farm - Premium Edition (Soedesco, 10th Nov, £35.99 / €39.99) - Pull on your boots, fire up your tractor, and start your ‘Real Farm’. Go from farmhand to agricultural A-list in career mode, or cultivate the role of an established farmer in free mode. With two maps, you get to explore the American -and West European country side. Acquire land, manage staff, crops and animals, and drive powerful farm vehicles while you grow your reputation as you go. The Premium Edition includes: - Both the Potato pack & Grünes Tal map DLCs - Optimized for the next generation of consoles with improved graphics and frame rates - Various quality of life improvements, including a completely new AI and a UI/UX overhaul - Re-polished game mechanics and a smooth farming experience
Shin Megami Tensei V (Nintendo, 12th Nov, £49.99 / €59.99) - Godhood Awaits When a grisly murder scene in modern-day Tokyo blocks our protagonists walk home, an unplanned detour leaves him buried and unconscious. He awakens in a new Tokyo, a wasteland ravaged by apocalypse now called Da’at... but before bloodthirsty demons can claim his life, a savior emerges, and they unite to become a mighty being neither human nor demon: a Nahobino. With newfound power, the protagonist ventures through Da’at, an enigmatic realm filled with mythical deities and demonic tyrants in constant conflict for survival. Searching for answers, the protagonist must forge his own path in a battle between light and dark to dictate the fate of the world. - Read our Shin Megami Tensei V review
Switch eShop - New Releases
890B (eastasiasoft, 10th Nov, £3.59 / €3.99) - In the near future, severe pollution has rendered Earth uninhabitable, and now it falls to you to discover a solution. Take the role of Noah, a scientist tasked with locating a new planet with similar specifications to our own. Explore a research lab, find useful items, solve a variety of puzzles and make key choices that will determine your fate and that of mankind. 890B is a top-down 3D adventure game that features a minimalistic yet thought-provoking and impactful storytelling style, one that is largely dictated by player actions. The task at hand is daunting, and there are multiple endings that can result from your successes and failures. Will you guide humanity forward or leave them to extinction?
A Pretty Odd Bunny (2Awesome Studio, 12th Nov, £4.04 / €4.49) - A Pretty Odd Bunny is a 2D stealth platformer about a rabbit who likes eating pigs. You play as a red-eyed rabbit and help him reach the pig at the end of the levels without letting other rabbits see you! Find the right path through the levels so your fellow bunnies don't see you. They don't approve of your food choices and will try to stop you if they see your intentions. Walk, run and jump into a colourful but dangerous world full of beautiful graphics and smooth animations. Created frame by frame with love and passion. Explore more than 80 levels in 4 unique worlds, collect hidden coins, unlock extra challenges with cute characters, gorey action, blood, and a lot of severed pig's heads.
Airborne Kingdom (Freedom Games, 9th Nov, £15.99 / €17.59) - Airborne Kingdom is a stunning airborne city building and management game. Embark on a journey as a small kingdom to expand your population, researching new technologies and buildings, and forging alliances with terrestrial kingdoms. Each journey will begin on a unique procedurally-generated map encompassing three distinct areas with 12 cities to discover. Soar through the skies as you complete quests, gather and manage resources, and work to keep your kingdom balanced both literally and in service of the needs and desires of your workers. Ultimately it is up to you to unite all of the kingdoms together into a single alliance guided along by the legendary Airborne Kingdom.
Amazing Princess Sarah (Haruneko Entertainment, 12th Nov, £3.53 / €3.89) - You are Sarah, princess of the peaceful realm of Kaleiya. The quiet life of your kingdom was lost the day your father was seduced and then kidnapped by Lilith, a demon mistress. Her only desire is to dominate your empire and kill you. Use your powerful sword to kill all Lilith's minions, then quickly throw the dead body on the next enemy to perform amazing combos! Travel through ice castles, cold dungeons, lava caves and much more - straight to the castle where Lilith hides! Bring your father and king back home!
American Hero (Ziggurat, 11th Nov, £13.49 / €14.99) - American Hero is the never-released outrageous and unforgettable FMV game that lets you play as the star in an over-the-top 1990s Hollywood action movie. Get a babysitter for the kids, this game is a madcap, mile-a-minute spree of spies, dives, and gun-toting bad guys that will have you on the edge of your seat. You take on the role of Jack, a handsome, jaded former intelligence officer pulled out of his retired life as a strip club regular for one last mission to stop the villainous virologist Krueger, who plans to unleash a mind-controlling virus on the unsuspecting citizens of L. A.
Epic Chef (Team17, 11th Nov, £17.99 / €22.49) - In Epic Chef you take on the role of Zest, who must embark on a culinary journey to farm, craft and cook his way into legend. Dynamic recipe creation means that you can experiment with thousands of different ingredient combinations to create a unique menu of delicious delights. Take on rival chefs in epic culinary clashes to see who is crowned cooking king! Dishes are scored on a variety of things and no two judges have the same taste, meaning every battle is different. Live off your land by growing food such as fruit and vegetables as well as tending to an eclectic mix of animals from cows to unicorns! Repair and customise your dilapidated (and slightly haunted) mansion.
FishWitch Halloween (Green Sauce Games, 8th Nov, £15.29 / €16.99) - Grab your diving gear and join Beatrice, the guardian of the seven seas, in this enchanted underwater Halloween adventure. Enjoy addictive gameplay as you earn money to decorate a sanctuary with colourful fishes and awesome thematic ornaments. As your sanctuary progresses, you get diamonds with which you can buy cool power-ups to help you beat the levels. Match your way through the wonders of marine life and explore a bewitching underwater world.
Football Manager 2022 Touch (SEGA, 8th Nov, £29.99 / €39.99) - Tacking the quality and finesse of the full simulation experience, Football Manager 2022 Touch allows you dictate the tempo as you compete for the beautiful game's biggest prizes. Whether you're challenging for the title on the go or tinkering with your tactics while docked to the big screen, you’re empowered to delegate the finer details to your dedicated backroom team. Maximise the overhauled Nintendo Switch controller functionality and enhanced user interface as you focus on the most essential parts of management – tactics and transfers. Where you begin your journey is down to you; there are 123 leagues from 53 of the world’s biggest footballing nations to choose from. It’s time to deliver moments to remember for the fans at your club. Once you’ve walked through the stadium gates and jumped into the managerial hotseat, it’s time to stamp your style on the pitch.
Gravity Light (DEV4PLAY, 8th Nov, £3.89 / €4.29) - Gravity Light is a platformer about a square hero, whose life has been turned upside down by a mechanical alien race attack. Follow your character on a space adventure to save him from the clutches of the motorized menace. Jump, dodge, and shoot through a colourful environment full of floating platforms, portals, and robotic terrors. You'll have to rely on your wits, speed, and reflexes to navigate through the deadly gauntlets.
GUNKID 99 (Top Hat Studios, 10th Nov, £4.71 / €5.24) - Gunkid 99 is a fast and frantic SCORE CHASER shoot'em up platformer inspired by arcade style games. The goal of the game is to earn as high a score as you can by collecting weapon drops throughout a run (and thereby changing your weapon in the process). Unlock and play across numerous hand-crafted stages in two modes, dodging level hazards and fighting off a unique garden variety of enemies. There are multiple hand-crafted stages across 5 different chapters that unlock as you progress. Each stage has a different layout with its own set and combinations of enemies, so craft your own unique play-styles and develop crazy combos for each stage with the numerous weapons and abilities at your disposal. Lay waste to endless hordes of enemies and compete for the highest score you can.
Gynoug (Ratalaika Games, 12th Nov, £5.99 / €5.99) - In an era between the Middle Ages and the early modern period, the demons have grown in power by feeding on the evil ambitions of the people. Led by a being known as The Destroyer they plan their attack. The angel Wor stands up for the survival of the entire tribe, and heads to Iccus to prevent the spread of the evil spirit. Take control of Wor and shoot down every grotesque enemy in your path. Defeat the demon boss at the end of each area to advance onward. - Read our Gynoug review
Hoplegs (Limit Break, 12th Nov, £5.66 / €6.29) - Hoplegs is a different kind of platform game where you control your character using 4 different legs. Looks easy? Each of the four gamepad buttons where you usually jump, interact, crouch and change weapons are now your legs! Master the unique controls, and navigate through loads of developer and community-created levels! Love to create? Let your imagination run wild with our custom level editor! From puzzle levels with switches that control almost anything, to space-inspired levels with zero gravity, to impossible mountains to climb, there’s really nothing to hold your creative ideas back!
Island Farmer (Silesia Games, 11th Nov, £2.15 / €2.39) - Farms are set up in islands over calm and clear water. In this tiny fantasy experience, that is easy to do and very relaxing, just like a 3D jigsaw puzzle. Carefully observe the island, try to memorize it, then shuffle the blocks. Swap blocks to reproduce the desired island and it will compose the archipelago. There is no time limit, no logic challenges, nor resources to manage, so you can calmly just focus on the core mechanics while listening to a soothing soundtrack.
Joojee's Journey (DigiPen Game Stu, 11th Nov, £8.09 / €8.99) - In this whimsical narrative adventure, you’ll play as Joojee, a lovable bunny who suddenly wakes up without her memory. Armed with nothing but her charm and a mysterious magic brush that allows her to enter anyone’s mind, Joojee goes on a journey to recover her lost memories while helping others overcome their own troubles.
Panmorphia: Enchanted (LKMAD, 11th Nov, £3.99 / €4.49) - In the first adventure, you used your ability to wield each element and transform yourself into the animal that best represented it! That enabled you to alternate between each animal's point of view and save the four trapped elements! In your second adventure, Panmorphia calls out to you once more! You are being sent to the Lost Temple to enchant the amulet and evolve your powers! Doing so will enable you in the future to swap freely between the four elemental forms!
Pukan, Bye-Bye! (ChiliDog Interactive, 12th Nov, £4.49 / €4.99) - Let's begin with «hard» — this word has been created by some sore loser. Only the person who can't be trusted will label video games with those, and not video games only! Who has the right to decide what is easy and what is not for another man?
Retro Highway (Gearhead Games, 11th Nov, £4.99 / €5.99) - Hit the Retro Highway and return to the days of 16-bit blast processing and pure arcade fun! Retro Highway is a throwback game aiming to combine the accessibility of modern titles with the high-skill challenge and charming aesthetics of old. Experience high octane old school action on your console in 60 fps. Complete daring challenges and compete with your friends or the whole world for the highest scores. Explore six unique environments ranging from a hot desert freeway to a futuristic moon base. Customize your playstyle by choosing from a diverse garage of 10+ bikes and by upgrading various powerups. Embrace the nostalgia rush caused by stylish pixel art visuals and chiptune soundtrack.
STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic (Aspyr, 11th Nov, £11.29 / €12.49) - Four thousand years before the Galactic Empire, hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith and you are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force and save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? A Star Wars epic set in the untouched era before the rise of the Empire, filled with unique characters, creatures, vehicles and planets. A deep RPG experience with customizable characters and meaningful choices that impact the story, your squad, and even yourself.
TIMINGooo! (MAGES., 11th Nov, £8.99 / €10) - A man who accidentally falls into hell goes on a journey through hell to train his sense of rhythm... 5 unusual circles of hell, each a different music genre. This is an easygoing rhythm game, where you can play as each of the odd characters that inhabit these circles as they give themselves over to the rhythm of the music. You use only 2 buttons. You can enjoy this game even if you are not good at rhythm games, because you don't need complex controls. All you need to do is push buttons in time with the rhythm and music!
Venus: Improbable Dream (eastasiasoft, 12th Nov, £8.99 / €9.99) - Born with a birth defect that he despises, Kakeru struggles with severe anxiety and depression. But when he's placed in the after-school music club as an attempt to coax him out of his shell, a world of new possibilities is reopened to him. It's here that he meets Fujiwara Haruka, a disabled girl with a shy disposition and a gift for music. As the two of them begin to connect, Kakeru remembers what it's like to yearn for friends, to be confident in himself, and most importantly, to have a dream.
X-Force Genesis (Cube Games, 12th Nov, £3 / €3) - A game that is a love letter to fans of shmups from the 80s/90s. X-Force Genesis is a space shooter created from amazing graphics and insane boss battles. Join this epic adventure and don't let the enemies take over the Genesis planet
Zombie Call: Trigger 3D (T-Bull, 9th Nov, £4.99 / €5.99) - Once again a failed experiment has created deadly ZOMBIES that roam the whole United States. As an elite soldier, you must kill all of the deadly monsters to survive. Complete missions, ready your weapon, and become the ultimate shooter! Test yourself against an impossible enemy in the most epic action shooting game! Zombie Beyond Terror is an FPS game where you can kill zombies with epic weapons! As an elite commando, you were prepared to deal with the most extreme cases of advanced combat behind the enemy frontlines. Trained in shooting from modern automatic and sniper weaponry, you are the best shooter among your brothers in arms.
Zombie Is Planting (TROOOZE, 11th Nov, £10.99 / €11.99) - The future of severe environmental pollution after the nuclear war. Farm with the help of zombies that are not at risk of infecting you. Nature recovers as more and more trees and grass grow. Can you revive the polluted Earth for the future? Grow your own village and enjoy your new life with zombies! Manami Matsumae’s peaceful BGM cheers for you!
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
- Asphalt 9: Legends
- Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure
- BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light
- HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED
- Shin Megami Tensei V
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun!
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!