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 eShop - New Releases
Aspire: Ina's Tale (Untold Tales, 17th Dec, £11.69 / €12.99) - Ina was trapped, placed in perpetual slumber inside the Tower – where she dreamed. Suddenly and unknowingly, she is woken. Ina must now explore the Tower’s inner chambers in search of a way out and a reason for her imprisonment. Along the way, she’ll traverse marvelous scenery, meet enigmatic characters, solve intuitive puzzles, and conquer platforming sequences as she comes closer to her goal - but farther from innocence. For this isn't a story about how Ina was saved. This is the story about how she discovered she could be so much more.
Crazy Zen Codeword (Onteca, 17th Dec, £8.99 / €9.99) - A seriously addictive skills-based game with the meditative setting of a tranquil zen garden. Think you’re up for the challenge? You might just need to be a wordsmith! Use our letter picker to fill in the grey blanks and find as many words as you can to complete the board! Remember every letter that you use, you can only use once, so use them wisely… Bored of the monotony of easy word searches and puzzles? We’ve got you covered. This codeword requires a sharp mind, combining the most formidable elements of word find games and crossword puzzles. For English Language enthusiasts and boredom fighters alike!
Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzles - Dino Puzzle Game for Kids & Toddlers (McPeppergames, 16th Dec, £13.49 / €14.99) - The perfect game for all dinosaur fans! A lovingly designed indie game with hand-painted illustrations. Choose your puzzle from a variety of fascinating dinosaur motifs. Depending on the level of difficulty, you can determine the number of puzzle pieces.
Forgotten Hill Disillusion (Ratalaika Games, 17th Dec, £4.99 / €4.99) - Welcome to Forgotten Hill Museum, a place where the past, the present, nature, art and the unknown are exhibited! Do you want to have the best experience of this visit? If so take some advice: never believe your eyes. Forgotten Hill Disillusion is a first-person point and click game with a horror and grotesque atmosphere, focused on solving puzzles and riddles in order to discover the secrets of the disturbing town of Forgotten Hill. Will you solve the mystery and escape? But, above all, will you survive?
Hashihime of the Old Book Town append (HuneX, 16th Dec, £41.30 / €47.80) - After the release of many related titles, a Taisho Era boy's love mystery - "Hashihime of the Old Book Town", will be ported to Nintendo Switch™! Jinbouchou, Tokyo June 1922, Taisho Era The Rainy Season Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University. However, he doesn't pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he's kicked out of his boarding house after only two years. Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store. There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a "student preparing for entrance exams" and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown. But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he's been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to save them.
Him & Her 3 (GAME NACIONAL, 18th Dec, £8.99 / €9.99) - Help the cutest video game couple to meet once again. A puzzle platformer with an unique gameplay mechanic. Only love can win in the end.
Love Pop! (Neon2, 16th Dec, £8.09 / €8.99) - Draw lines on the screen to send love and kisses to your neighbors. Guide the heart through more than 100 levels full of obstacles and evil neighbors who will want to keep your love. And this is not the only thing! On your way you will find other caged hearts waiting to be rescued so you can play with them. Let love be unleashed in the neighborhood!
Murder Diaries 3 - Santa's Trail of Blood (EpiXR, 16th Dec, £9.99 / €9.99) - In this game you abstractly follow the narration of a young man who slowly but surely becomes insane. This leads you straight into the middle of an exciting murder case and a murder mystery unfolds while you listen to the testimonies of witness, friends and relatives. The whole game is somewhat Christmas flavoured - however, don't get yourself comfortable, the game not going to give you a nice and warm feeling but rather confront you with a cold and harsh reality as the thrilling storytelling of the game will leave you with a cold shiver down your spine. The game is a must have for any true fan of thrillers and anyone how enjoys a murder mystery that goes beyond the normal story telling. How does the gameplay work? You will play as a free-floating ghost like creature. Basically, as the soul of someone who is experiencing the story. You are very small in comparison to the surroundings and can fly freely through the area.
OMNO (Studio Inkyfox, 16th Dec, £11.04 / €12.74) - Full of puzzles, secrets and obstacles to overcome, where the power of a lost civilisation will carry you through forests, deserts and tundras - even to the clouds. - Read our OMNO review
One Hand Clapping (HandyGames, 14th Dec, £12.49 / €14.99) - One Hand Clapping is a vocal 2D platformer. Solve puzzles, by singing or humming into your microphone, and find confidence in the power of your voice as it changes the world around you. One Hand Clapping is a relaxing, inspiring puzzle platformer that focuses on vocal input to progress through its vibrant world. Build confidence in your voice as you utilize melody, rhythm, and harmony as your tools. Take your time. You have nothing to lose and won’t get punished for making a mistake. Meet loveable characters who will assist you and cheer you on and inspire self-expression without being pushy. You don’t have to be a vocalist prodigy to enjoy One Hand Clapping. Just conquer your doubts, battle the silence, and sing your song. Just hook up a microphone and you’re good to go!
Sakura Santa (Gamuzumi, 16th Dec, £7.99 / €7.99) - Koji is feeling a bit down. This year is the first Christmas he's spending alone. After moving away from home to attend the University of his dreams, he found his college life to be rather lonely. Feeling distraught, he wanders to his local shrine to make an offering. His wish is a simple one, to have someone special to spend Christmas with this year. Shortly after making that wish, he meets three girls, all with unusual quirks. They want to spend time with him in the days leading up to Christmas, leaving Koji with quite the dilemma. Who should he spend Christmas with this year?
Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon (Yacht Club Games, 13th Dec, £17.99 / €19.99) - Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight as you shovel through scads of foes, procure new equipment, and battle bosses both familiar and new. Explore a tale with endless twists and turns, quest as your favorite heroes, and even challenge a friend for fast-paced head-to-head competition in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon! - Enter a world of falling block puzzle games, with a dungeon-crawling twist! Bump into enemies to battle them and trade damage in a unique combat system. An all-new hybrid that’s never been seen before. Group foes together for massive chain attacks while grabbing keys, power-ups, and potions to refill your health! - Take control of more than 10 of your favorite heroes from the Shovel Knight universe, each with a unique power and play style. - Equip yourself on the fly with a treasure trove of items and equipment. Mix and match your loadout to prepare for any encounter. - Read our Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon review
The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel (eastasiasoft, 15th Dec, £14.39 / €15.99) - When seven people fall prey to a vicious curse, they discover that the true threat rests not within the shadows, but within their own hearts and minds. The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel is an interactive horror-themed drama inspired by classic Asian horror films. Told through an immersive branching narrative, the game casts players in the ever-shifting roles of seven characters as they find themselves entangled in a mystery that’s plagued Ermengarde Mansion for centuries. The choices you make will shape and drive the story forward. Will you mend a relationship on the verge of collapse, or will you let it fall apart? Will you risk saving someone despite the consequences you could face or leave them to meet a gruesome end? Beyond the horror themes of The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel, there is heavy emphasis on character development and interaction. The fate of each of these individuals is in your hands.
Trash Quest (RedDeerGames, 16th Dec, £1.79 / €1.99) - SPACE VOYAGE Trash Quest is set on the space station Deliverance. The crew has just begun preparations for the long voyage to Tau Ceti. The AI has been activated, and it's performing a quick system check. FEARLESS RACCOON You play as a raccoon that has no interest in the fancy defense systems, a raccoon that only wants to get its filthy hands on the station's trash. CHALLENGING FIGHTS Explore an interconnected maze of space station's rooms as you destroy robots, collect power-ups and unlock shortcuts. With each level completed, the difficulty of fighting with enemies increases. SINGLE SPAWN SPOT The progress saves automatically. Everytime you die, you reappear in one single spawn spot. But any power-ups, abilities, or shortcuts you've unlocked will remain.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
- HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™
- Knights & Guns
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Ruined King: A League of Legends Story™
- 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!