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
Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo, 28th Jan, £49.99 / €59.99) - The fun of exploring while catching Pokémon and filling in a Pokédex has always been a core part of the Pokémon video game series. Pokémon Legends: Arceus was developed with the desire to deliver an experience infused with new action and RPG elements that go beyond the framework established thus far, while honoring the core gameplay of past Pokémon titles. - Read our Pokémon Legends: Arceus review
Reverie Knights Tactics (1C Entertainment, 25th Jan, £17.84 / €21.24) - Reverie Knights Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG with strategic battles in isometric grids where every decision you make can alter the story and the way you configure the characters. Embark on an expedition to find Lennorien, the long lost elvian city to save your loved ones, while fighting the goblin menace that spread terror across the continent! Lead your party of heroes, each one with distinct, special abilities and skills, allowing you to use multiple battle strategies to defeat your enemies.
Switch eShop - New Releases
Broken Blades (Ultimate Games, 29th Jan, £3.59 / €3.99) - Broken Blades is a platform, 2D action game with beautiful, fairy-tale graphics, in which we struggle with hordes of monsters and powerful bosses. Our hero is armed with a sword that can be improved as the game progresses by gaining randomly generated magic shards. The appearance and power of the upgrade will depend on the types of shards you find on your way. All locations in the game are randomly generated, so each game has a completely different layout of corridors.
Cake Invaders (eastasiasoft, 26th Jan, £4.39 / €4.79) - The Japanese just love their famous German-inspired Baumkuchen cakes, and hungry invaders from across the universe have discovered these delicious treats too! Are you up to the challenge of protecting the precious desserts from waves of alien attacks? The hungry invaders are approaching one after another, wanting the all-important Baumkuchen Cake carried by your spaceship for themselves.
Calturin (Samustai, 28th Jan, £4.58 / €5.09) - Calturin is a Bullet Hell Boss Rush game where you are resurrected by a necromancer who now holds you in his power. Promised your freedom if you do his bidding, you must traverse the Gauntlet of Portals to unknown lands and face deadly beings.
Circus Pocus (ChiliDog Interactive, 28th Jan, £4.49 / €4.99) - Two brothers are lost in the dark and grim woods, and they accidentally stumble across the abandoned circus. Suddenly they are both attacked by a group of crazed clowns, and one of the brothers got captured.
COGEN: Sword of Rewind (Gemdrops, 27th Jan, £20.24 / €22.49) - Story Awakening to find herself sprawled on a floor of hard steel, the first thing that greets Kohaku's eyes is a strange talking sword named ExeBreaker. Unsure of where she is or what's going on, she agrees to this sardonic sword's proposal to join forces, and together they journey deep into the heart of a transformed Cogen City—once Kohaku's home, now a collapsing ruin. Both mystery and mayhem await her, but with the power of ExeBreaker's Ouroboros System on her side, nothing will stop her from discovering the truth of what happened to her beloved home.
Darkness and Flame: Born of Fire (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 25th Jan, £6.29 / €6.99) - An unusual find changes the life of a young girl forever. From that moment on, Alice is part of the eternal battle between Darkness and Flame. Darkness and Flame. Born of Fire - adventure quest game with hidden objects, mini-games, and puzzles, set in a unique fantasy world, the Fertile Lands, filled with oases and infinite deserts. A young girl named Alice finds a strange box holding an egg.
Don't Be Afraid (Drageus Games, 28th Jan, £8.99 / €9.99) - Your name is David, you are 11 years old. . . and this is the end of your innocent childhood. You have woken up in a dark, cold room. Despite the darkness, you are trying to recognize the surroundings, but in vain. You don't know, where you are. Frightening sounds can be heard all around you, the feeling of helplessness fills in your soul. You are too afraid to walk alone in this terrifying space. . . but you have to. Your memories are slowly coming back. You remember a strange man. . . in a mask.
Elasto Mania Remastered (Elasto Mania Team, 26th Jan, £8.5 / €9) - A NOT TOO CASUAL BIKE GAME Elasto Mania (commonly known as Elma) is an indie motorbike simulation game, a colorful 2D racing experience first released in 2000 as a successor to Action SuperCross. The remastered version is bigger & better than the original - the definitive way to play. This gem is challenging to master, but you will quickly get the hang of it, once you start playing!
Froggy Crossing (Pix Arts, 26th Jan, £2.99 / €2.99) - Help Froggy the frog fill his belly with yummy coins! But be carrefull, you'll have to cross roads full of danger. . . Get new characters to play with using your collected coins. Have fun!
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 (Inti Creates, 27th Jan, £17.99 / €20.24) - Luminous Avenger iX 2 takes the series' original speedy and stylish 2D action gameplay to the next level as Copen rips through enemies with his new "Break-Shift" form. His new destructive capabilities makes the high-speed action more satisfying than ever! INTI CREATES is proud to present new apeX of cutting-edge 2D action with Luminous Avenger iX 2! - Read our Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 review
Hidden Paws (Silesia Games, 27th Jan, £2.59 / €2.99) - Open cars and boxes, rummage through piles of wood, search the forests. Cats are well hidden but they meow when you get near so listen closely and you might just be able to find them all. Features 12+ charming winter landscapes with over 120 little cats to find.
Magic Pen Color Book (Pix Arts, 29th Jan, £3.99 / €3.99) - This colouring book game will let your kid(s) draw by finger touch anything from their imagination or colour, decorate the ready to use templates included, in order to create their own unique paintings. Many painting tools are available to help them, including pencils, markers, colour bucket, stickers, magic pen, colour spray, patterns, with undo/redo capabilities. Once kids are done with their creations, those are automatically saved into device memory with the possibility to be later erased to start over and over. . .
Pandemic Shooter (No Gravity Games, 27th Jan, £4.04 / €4.49) - Lock and load, there are zombies everywhere! Fight off hordes of infected and get to the source of the un-deadly outbreak!
Peace, Death! 2 (AZAMATIKA, 28th Jan, £4.49 / €4.99) - In a place beyond time and space, the Reapers formed an independent Union so they wouldn't have to answer to the Horsemen of the Apocalypse anymore. With no acceptable candidate for the position of Union leader, the atmosphere at the Union has descended into blissful anarchy, which is not great for productivity. Fortunately, a new Reaper gets hired as a Sorter one day - you.
PopSlinger (Funky Can Creative, 26th Jan, £11.89 / €13.19) - PopSlinger is a vibrant, narrative-focused musical shooter inspired by ‘80s and ‘90s New Retro culture. Join Ria Carbon, a funky heroine on a stylish quest to save the world from sinister invaders from another dimension using soda-powered guns. Backing Ria up is former PopSlinger heroine, Gin! Experience the whimsical story of Ria and Gin as they fight against the "Corazones", people whose hearts have been corrupted by the dark forces from the other dimension, all while grooving to a fully dynamic soundtrack that reacts to your in-game performance in real-time.
Pyramids Slot Machines (Pix Arts, 28th Jan, £5.99 / €5.99) - Feel the ambience of Authentic casinos with this top-of-art Slot Machines on the theme of Ancient Egypt. -7 Slots: 3x5 20 ways Extra Wild 3x5 243 ways Extra Wild 3x5 20 Ways Extra Wild Hold 3x3 20 Ways Extra Wild Hold 3x5 20 Ways Hold 3x5 Fixed 243 ways Extra Wild 3x5 Fixed 243 ways Extra Wild Manual - Scatter, Bonus, Wild, Expanding Wild, Free Spin, and Jackpot symbols functionality No Extra purchase required to play the game Earn big!
Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (PLAYISM, 28th Jan, £18.89 / €20.99) - Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- is a 2D action-exploration "Metroidvania"-style game developed under the close supervision of original creator Ryo Mizuno, depicting the previously unknown story of Deedlit and the events leading up to Record of Lodoss War: Diadem of the Covenant. Both fans of Record of Lodoss War and all-new players alike can fully enjoy this latest installment in the series.
Serin Fate (Crytivo, 27th Jan, £15.09 / €16.79) - Explore a retro-inspired world bustling with rich story, unique mechanics, and fearsome Monsters! Encourages an adventurous spirit and offers greater difficulty to the brave who seek it.
Summertime Madness (Sometimes You, 26th Jan, £13.49 / €14.99) - The player, in the role of a painter who has made a deal with the devil, has to find his way back to the real world after being cheated and trapped into one of his canvases. A dreamlike journey into a surreal world of the artist’s own creations where the atmospheric gameplay provides mysteries to discover, puzzles to solve and artistic landscapes to explore.
Super Onion Boy 2 (Ratalaika Games, 28th Jan, £4.99 / €4.99) - Super Onion Boy 2 is a classic 2D action and adventure game in retro style in pixel art. Your mission is to save your friends who were captured by a terrible monster with psychic powers. Defeat enemies on the way with the help of superpowers and epic transformations, collect coins and stars to earn extra lives. Find chests with magic potions and defeat all the terrible bosses until you reach the final boss.
The Longest Road on Earth (Raw Fury, 25th Jan, £8.99 / €9.99) - The Longest Road on Earth is a deeply personal and meditative narrative title. Play in the songs of four short stories featuring stripped down mechanics and no words. Each story is up for interpretation – what story lives inside you for each character and the world around them? Be swept away by the haunting and sentimental lyrics of over twenty-four original, emotionally charged songs, sung by one of the developers. Walking down The Longest Road on Earth will only take you two hours, and it’s worth every step.
Trigonal (Kistler Studios, 24th Jan, £2.69 / €2.99) - Trigonal is a simple puzzle game where you need to fill a line to clear it out and gain some points. How you clear the line is your choice as you can clear it by fill a row horizontal, vertical or diagonal. To mix up the fun there three different game modes.
Unforeseen Incidents (ASHGAMES, 27th Jan, £17.99 / €19.99) - Unforeseen Incidents is a classical style interactive mystery set in a beautifully hand-painted world. When small-town handyman Harper Pendrell meets a dying woman in the street, he unwittingly stumbles into a diabolical conspiracy – a mystery only he can solve. An unknown disease is spreading across the country, and between them a scientist, a reporter and a reclusive artist hold the key to stopping it.
Vagante (BlitWorks, 27th Jan, £11.59 / €13.99) - Vagante is an adventure set in a dark fantasy world filled with monsters, demons, and crooks. Despite these dangers, adventurers commonly travel these unforgiving lands questing for fame, riches, and power. A recent rumor has it that a certain cave at the edge of the woods guards an unfathomable treasure. While a handful of intrepid adventurers have ventured into the cave already, none have returned. Undeterred by the potential danger, you set out by caravan to investigate. . . - Read our Vagante review
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- COGEN: Sword of Rewind
- DEMON GAZE EXTRA
- MONSTER HUNTER RISE
- MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2
- Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition
- R-Type® Final 2
- 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!