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
Cupid Parasite (Reef Entertainment, 5th Nov, £44.99 / €49.99) - What's love got to do with it? In this divine romantic comedy, play as , 's top bridal advisor and none other than 's Goddess of Love, ! Determined to prove that love is more than bows and arrows, she meets her biggest challenge yet - the infamous . But in finding love for the , will find love herself?
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R (Outright Games, 5th Nov, £34.99 / €39.99) - SH1FT3R is Back! The criminal organization, SH1FT3R, is on the rise, now it’s time for you to stop their plans! Get ready to trigger traps, hit speed boosts, and out-race the competition to claim victory. To be the champion, you’ll need to beat the growing threat of SH1FT3R in a high-stakes, adrenaline-fueled racing tournament from the South Pacific to the Sahara Desert and more!
JUST DANCE 2022 (Ubisoft, 4th Nov, £49.99 / €59.99) - Just Dance® 2022, the ultimate dance game, is back with new universes and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, "Level Up" by Ciara, and more! Looking for the perfect game to dance to the latest hits and share some fun with friends and family? Just Dance 2022 is for you! • Exercise while having fun and start your own routine with Sweat mode. Keep yourself motivated, track the calories burnt and your time spent dancing. • Team up with your friends and rule the dance floor in Co-op mode. Join more than 138 million players around the world and Just Dance It Out!
My Universe - Interior Designer (Microids, 4th Nov, £34.99 / €39.99) - Paint colours, furnishings, style, interior design, you choose each and every detail. Talk to your clients to find out more about the hopes, dreams and preferences they have for their homes. You're going to have to renovate their houses and complete the mission objectives to satisfy their needs. The happier they are with your work, the more your notoriety and level will increase! Gradually, you'll unlock new items, styles, decorative possibilities and bigger projects. During your adventure, you can play in 2 different modes: renovation mode where you can change the structure of the house by knocking down or putting up walls, taking up wooden or tiled flooring, painting, changing the wall coverings, fixing the electrics or adding new water inlets. You can also switch to decoration mode where you can choose and position the furnishings, plants, rugs, wallpaper, curtains, etc. It's up to you to add real character to the house.
The Smurfs - Mission Vileaf (Microids, 5th Nov, £34.99 / €39.99) - In a dusty grimoire, the wizard Gargamel just put his hands on the formula of an evil plant: the VILEAF. This plant produces “VILETRAP” seeds, which can attract and imprison Smurfs… but these VILETRAP plants are also a great danger for the forest, as they are TOXIC, especially for the sarsaparilla fields! PAPA SMURF decides to ask some of his fellow Smurfs to help him find the ingredients for a super-powerful antidote for all the plants sick from the VILEAF. Thanks to the SMURFIZER, an invention from HANDY SMURF, go on an adventure to find the ingredients and free your fellow Smurfs… and save the whole village!
World War Z (Saber Interactive Incorporated, 2nd Nov, £35.99 / €39.99) - The Swarm Comes to the Nintendo Switch™ World War Z, the heart-pounding zombie shooter that has captivated over 15 million players now arrives on Nintendo Switch. Inspired by the Paramount Pictures film, World War Z focuses on fast-paced third-person shooter gameplay featuring swarms of hundreds of zombies. Humanity is on the brink of extinction. From New York to Moscow, Jerusalem and more, the undead apocalypse continues to spread. As the end looms, a hardened few band together to defeat the horde and outlive the dead.
Switch eShop - New Releases
.Dog (GAME NACIONAL, 6th Nov, £8.99 / €9.99) - This is the dog game in which you must jump onto all your foes in order to move to the next level. The game is super fun and rated for all ages.
A Boy and His Blob (Ziggurat, 4th Nov, £13.49 / €14.99) - When the planet of Blobolonia fell under the tyrannical rule of the evil Emperor, one brave blob managed to flee in search of help. After crash landing on Earth, the blob finds an unlikely hero in a young boy. Together they must return to Blobolonia and defeat the evil Emperor. Armed with nothing but the power of friendship and a bag full of jelly beans that can transform the blob into fun and versatile tools, this pair of heroes has all they need to take you on an unforgettable adventure.
Air Racers (Kistler Benjamin, 1st Nov, £4.49 / €4.99) - Air Racers is an arcade air racing game with different game modes, power ups and splitscreen multiplayer. Five different tracks with different game modes and difficulties make your races different. Race Solo in Time Trail mode and hunt for the best track time, go into the championships solo or splitscreen or just have an arcade race against the AI solo or with a friend.
Bloodshore (Wales Interactive, 3rd Nov, £11.69 / €13.49) - Bloodshore is an interactive action movie about a televised battle royale between high-profile streamers, entertainers and death row inmates. You control the fate of Nick, a washed-up actor who fights for a life-changing cash prize. All is not what it seems in this latest season of Kill/Stream, the hottest reality TV show on the planet. Can Nick uncover the truth about Bloodshore Island before his time runs out
Bloody Rally Show (Digerati, 4th Nov, £14.39 / €15.99) - Welcome to Bloody Rally Show – a head-on smash between frenetic top-down arcade racing and hyperviolent reality TV. You must drift, boost, and blast to keep the viewers entertained and your paymasters happy. Go full throttle and drive to survive! Includes local multiplayer mayhem for up to 4-players! Story mode: Drive fast and dirty to complete seasons, earn cash and XP, and nab a place on the podium. Can you win your freedom and escape the Bloody Rally Show? Deadly cars: Choose from a range of cars inspired by the infamous and banned-in-real-life Group B rally class. Upgrade and unlock new vehicles for an ever more reckless ride!
Box that ball (Kistler Studios, 2nd Nov, £1.79 / €1.99) - Box that ball is a ball physics puzzle game. You place the ball into the squared area and apply a force by dragging back in the right angle to throw it into the open box and hit the white star.
Circa Infinity (RedDeerGames, 5th Nov, £8.99 / €9.99) - Reach the core of each level by slipping through a series of circular layers. Time your jumps carefully to avoid the creatures that reside within the circles and reach the next layer. As you go deeper, the action gets faster and more challenging! Can you keep up? 50 stages of mind-bending action are waiting for you, with 5 bosses that will test your nerves. You can also test yourself in speedrun mode.
Demon Turf (Playtonic, 4th Nov, £19.99 / €21.99) - The Demon World is inhabited by all kinds of nasties. . . Most of them lumped into gangs battling for dominion, each led by its own head honcho. Yet even these bad dudes are no match for the Demon King himself! Instead, the task falls to Beebz, a young demon barely a thousand years old, who decides it’s time for her to kick every turf leader’s butt and become the Demon Queen herself. - Read our Demon Turf review
Destructivator SE (Thalamus Digital, 5th Nov, £2.49 / €3) - The year is 2145. Earth still burns. Zallagor and his army have been vanquished, but at great cost: the once great cities of Earth lie in ruin, its population hungry for revenge. Zallagor’s home planet of Zerkl, has been located. Zallagor has gone, but somebody will rise to replace him. Maybe they already have. The Destructivator is ready – it is time to strike! Take on the role of a tiny super-solider decked out in lime green spandex!
Ekstase (Raskal Games, 1st Nov, £8.99 / €9.99) - Ekstase Ekstase is a love letter to Berlin and its techno scene. Amazing techno beats and beautiful visuals set the stage for a game that honors the long forgotten falling block puzzle genre. Fresh but familiar gameplay ensures that Ekstase is easy to pick up and sink many hours into. With both classic and new game modes, there is something here for both the casual and the hardcore puzzle game player. Gameplay description In Ekstase, shapes of 3-5 blocks fall from the top, and as soon as they hit something, they fall apart.
Emergency Driver Simulator (Pixelmob, 5th Nov, £12.59 / €13.99) - Complete each of the tasks as diligently as you can, showing your skills and earning stars for your progress. Show everyone you're the top driver, able to complete each job without fault, quickly climb the ranks and become the City Hero you were always meant to be! Emergency Driver Simulator is a unique driving game that allows you to take up multiple careers and show your skills in every one of them.
Encodya (Assemble Entertainment, 5th Nov, £21.59 / €23.99) - Neo Berlin 2062. Tina – a nine-year-old orphan – lives with SAM-53 – her big clumsy robot guardian –in a rooftop makeshift shelter in Neo-Berlin, a dark megalopolis controlled by corporations. Tina is an urban jungle kid, who has learned to live alone, scavenging from city dumpsters and eking out a living from scraps. Her funny robot is always with her, programmed to protect her no matter what. One day, the little girl discovers that her father left her an important mission: to finish his plan to save the world from grayness!
Galaxy Shooter (Fantastico Studio, 2nd Nov, £4.49 / €4.99) - A single starship can succeed where a squadron will fail? Ready your sky force for ruthless space battle and fly through the chaotic barrage of asteroids & bullets to attack space invasion in our alien shooter game! Upgrade your starship and put an end to the evil Kraathu Empire. Why? Because only you and your space team can restore peace in the galaxy threatened by alien invaders! Shoot ’em up, repel their galaxy attack!
Handpan (Sabec, 3rd Nov, £8.09 / €8.99) - The ultimate Handpan simulator is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ Unlike most other instruments playing the handpan on the Nintendo Switch™ is really easy to learn, compose and play amazing music for your your friends and family. Play Handpan, also known as a hang drum, with either the touch screen or the Joy-Con's and easily change the tone or the scale of the handpan and produce your own musical creations. You can also choose between the Solo or Duo mode (two handpans)
Lone McLonegan : A Western Adventure (Flynns Arcade, 4th Nov, £9.99 / €7.99) - Lone McLonegan used to be "The Most Wanted Outlaw In The Wild West" but now he's a little rusty and out of shape. Bragg Badass, his arch nemesis, is now number one on the most wanted list and the new idol of the West. When Lone learns of Badass' latest exploit, he finishes his mojito, jumps off his couch and decides to reclaim his spot back by robbing the Bank of Oldewell, which holds the most secure safe in the county.
Magic Potion Millionaire (ARTIFACTS, 4th Nov, £8.63 / €9.59) - Magic Potion Millionaire is a side-scrolling action game focused on money-making. Enter the dungeon to gather materials, make potions, and sell them to make profit! Enter the dungeon for materials! Enter and conquer procedurally generated dungeons with melee attacks, various ranged attacks and magic potions. You can create potions with the materials you find from enemies in the dungeon. Potions are not only limited to healing drinks, and you can make other kinds such as explosive potions (bombs).
Occult Interrogation: The ritual of little nightmares (Cooking & Publishing, 1st Nov, £4.99 / €4.99) - Are you Innocent or Guilty? A story of sinister magic, play and makes decisions in this evil adventure, a dark game with scary story where you will have to prove your innocence, or you will be condemned guilty in hell. You will find an esoteric and dystopian world where you will have to demonstrate your innocence.
Om Nom: Run (QubicGames, 5th Nov, £4.49 / €4.99) - OM NOM: RUN is an arcade action game with clear basic goals: run, bypass obstacles along the way and reach the finish line. You can count on: - One Om Nom in many outfits - a rubber glove thief, icy hero, fiery flame? It’s up to you! Choose from crazy hats, capes and pants.
One Last Memory (EpiXR, 4th Nov, £9.99 / €9.99) - One Last Memory is an emotional story driven exploration game about an old man who re-discovers his own past and lost memories on his journey through the beauty of nature. It is an adventure filled with joy, sadness and breathtaking locations and environments that are waiting to be discovered.
Pixel Heroes: Mega Byte & Magic (Headup Games, 5th Nov, £11.99 / €14.99) - „Hack Hammerson! Thank goodness you’re here! Listen, there’s troubling news. The elemental spirits are growing restless, and chaos is breaking out yet again. I thought these bloodshot eyes of mine had seen it all! “ Enter the world of PIXEL HEROES and prepare yourself for a thrilling RPG/Roguelike experience like you have never seen before! Explore a randomized world full of hilarious events, deadly dungeons and the weirdest NPCs you will ever meet in a game!
Popeye (Sabec, 4th Nov, £12.99 / €14.39) - The official Popeye game in which you play the spinach eating sailor in this modernized adaptation of the classic arcade game. The objective of the game is to get the highest score by completing as many levels as you can by collecting hearts and letters thrown down by Olive all while trying to avoid the dangers of the witch, vulture and Popeye's rival Brutus. Find and eat the spinach and get the special powers needed to punch your enemies into the sea and become faster at collecting the items before they return. Popeye is a simple, pick up and play, fast action, fun game which anyone can play, but be warned winning a high score won't come easy.
Pretty Girls Panic! PLUS (eastasiasoft, 4th Nov, £4.39 / €4.79) - Dodge enemies while gain control of as much area as possible to win! The familiar “capture territory” rules popularized in Japanese arcades are as simple as they are rewarding, and with so many beautiful characters waiting to be uncovered, puzzle action has rarely been more alluring! Meet more than 20 Pretty Girls across 40 stages! You can choose to partner with Yu or Asahi, and completing stages alongside either will unlock new outfits for them to wear. With each challenge that you clear, commemorative photos of the girls you rescue will also be added to your Gallery for casual viewing. Can you complete them all?
QB Planets (Ultimate Games, 1st Nov, £4.49 / €4.99) - Do you love solving puzzles. . . in space? QB Planets is a family-friendly cubic puzzle space adventure that will challenge your puzzle-solving skills. Play as one of the available Astronauts and explore strange and beautiful puzzle planets with mysterious powers and dangerous environments. Locate and collect stars to power your ship and blast off to new and exciting planets.
Skeletal Avenger (10tons, 4th Nov, £15.29 / €16.99) - Skeletal Avenger is a hack'n'slash roguelite with a massive perk arsenal and skull-chucking special moves! Re-animate skeletons and fight your way to vengeance. Build a new playstyle each run with perks. Loot, explore, avenge, and try to go crazy with perk combos.
SPACETIME ODISSEY (Pix Arts, 5th Nov, £5.99 / €5.99) - SPACETIME ODISSEY gives you the opportunity to feel the excitement of traveling in space and exploring planets like you've never felt and seen before. The game has amazing graphics and physics that simulate space as it is in real life! With your allied army, defeats alien ennemies throughout different solar systems and their telluric planets, destroy ennemy bases and conquer the universe!
Stilstand (Nakana.io, 5th Nov, £2.69 / €2.99) - Experience a young woman’s insecurities during a long summer of parties, dates, dreams and time-wasting. Amid the feeling of being stuck and the desire for isolation, there's still hope that one day, things will change. Maybe the shadow monster in her apartment can help her stay afloat? “This is one of 2020’s hidden gems. ”
Super Sami Roll (4th Nov, £11 / €12.49) - The wicked Albert VII has captured Sami’s friend Vera and only you can help him save her! But it won’t be easy – you’ll need to roll, grapple, and jump to make it through in the colorful 3D world of Super Sami Roll. Embark on a journey rolling through beautiful green fields, deserts dotted with magnificent pyramids, dangerous oozing volcanoes, frigid ice lands and many other memorable places with rolling physics and tons of hidden secrets!
The Gardener and the Wild Vines (Finite Reflection Studios, 5th Nov, £6.65 / €7.37) - Attack to Climb Leap and slash at flowers growing on the vines to propel yourself upward. Chain them together to go fast, but watch your step! Every level is a handcrafted tower with new mechanics being introduced regularly. Attacking flowers grows new procedural vines with leaves to jump on. Carefully balance leaping upward while watching how the vines will grow to plan your ascent. You'll need quick reflexes and even faster wit to reach the top!
The Legend of Tianding (Neon Doctrine, 2nd Nov, £17.99 / €19.99) - The Legend of Tianding is a sidescrolling action game about Liao Tianding, the legendary Taiwanese Folk Hero. THE TAIWANESE ROBIN HOOD Play as Liao Tianding (AKA. Liāu Thiam-Ting), vigilante of Taipei city and wanted by the Colonial Japanese authorities. Rob the rich, feed the poor, and fight for justice in the streets of early 20th century Taipei as Taiwan’s legendary outlaw. Based on real events, real people and real situations, The Legend of Tianding is an exploration of a place and time often overlooked and presented in the style of Traditional Chinese Manga. - Read our The Legend of Tianding review
The Prince of Landis (Ratalaika Games, 5th Nov, £7.99 / €7.99) - In the year 198X, young Evan must survive a bleak life in the snowy backwater of Landis, Oregon. One fateful day, his existence is forever changed by the dark influences of a strange visitor from another world. With the guidance of his new ally, can Evan stand up against schoolyard bullies? Will he have the courage to stand up for himself? The Prince of Landis combines the character-driven story and dialog of a visual novel with the exploration and puzzle-solving of an adventure game.
Tunche (HYPETRAIN DIGITAL, 2nd Nov, £15.29 / €16.99) - Tunche is a charming, hand-drawn beat'em up with roguelike elements, co-op, and a pinch of shaman witchcraft. Choose one of the five characters, master their skill sets and ultimate abilities, defeat epic bosses, and unravel the secrets of the mysterious Amazonian jungle! The game is centered around high-risk, high-reward combat, and a 'stylish' grade system. Choose a hero that suits your playstyle the most and begin your journey through 4 different worlds, each filled with unique enemies.
Unpacking (Humble Games, 2nd Nov, £17.99 / €19.99) - Unpacking is a zen game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking. Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told.
Where Cards Fall (Snowman, 4th Nov, £15.49 / €17.25) - Where Cards Fall is a slice of life story where you build houses of cards to bring formative memories to life. Create pathways through dreamlike spatial puzzles to navigate the insecurities and emotions of high school and beyond.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 for Nintendo Switch
- Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
- RPG Maker MV
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
- World War Z
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!