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
Death end re;Quest 2 (Reef Entertainment, 11th Feb, £40.49 / €44.99) - Take on the enemies of Le Choara now with the help of all free and paid DLC originally included in the initial release! A girl in escape of her past comes to the mountain town of Le Choara, searching for her long-lost sister. Little does she know the town is home to buried secrets, dark creatures that prowl the night streets, and a sinister sacrificial sequence. Can she fight the darkness, or will the darkness consume her?
Switch eShop - New Releases
About an Elf (Meringue Interactive, 10th Feb, £12.59 / €13.99) - Join forces with Dam, the magical princess of all elves, and her incorrigible apprentice, Roland the BraveCat, as they fight to save the universe from the King of Terrors and his army of evil monsters. This is a point-and-click-ish, rpg-ish, visual-novel-ish game of gigantawesome proportions.
Action Arcade Wrestling (Reverb Communications, 9th Feb, £9.03 / €9.99) - Action Arcade Wrestling brings everything you love from 90’s wrestling games with its own twist of chaos and fun. Join the action and step through the ropes in this fast-paced, arcade wrestling extravaganza to superkick the overly simulated wrestling games out of the ring!
Backbone (Raw Fury, 9th Feb, £20.24 / €22.49) - You’re not special. You’re not a hero. Thrust into unfortunate circumstances, you find yourself with no other option than to unravel what might be your biggest case yet. There is no choice. We change, but we change nothing. Get to work, detective. ABOUT BACKBONE Backbone is a post-noir narrative adventure. Become raccoon private eye Howard Lotor and explore dystopian Vancouver inhabited by animals as you uncover a deeply personal story of change and transformation.
Blackberry Honey (Ratalaika Games, 11th Feb, £12.99 / €12.99) - Lorina Waugh is forced to toil for fourteen hours a day as a maid for the Lennard family, and she struggles with overwork and being bullied by the senior maids. One of the only maids who speaks kindly to Lorina is the mysterious Taohua. Her aloof, almost cat-like personality, coupled with her peculiar appearance, have inspired rumours that she might be a witch.
Blipz (THEDOLLARGAMESTORE, 10th Feb, £7.19 / €7.99) - Welcome to Blipz, one of the most addictive and unique puzzlers to set foot on this planet. Play through 5 carefully crafted game modes as you aim for highscores, earn cool new badges, and face grading challenges to prove your mastery!
Breakout: Recharged (Atari, 10th Feb, £7.99 / €8.99) - The grandfather of brick-breaking games is back with some of the toughest challenges yet! Breakout: Recharged steps up the excitement with a fresh coat of paint, exciting power-ups, and another original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Breakout: Recharged will forever change what you expect from a brick-breaking title. The endless arcade mode and 50 challenge levels will push you to the limit of your skills.
Castle Morihisa (Thermite Games, 10th Feb, £12.14 / €13.49) - "Castle Morihisa" is a roguelike featuring strategic deckbuilder. You need to build up your deck through constant battles, acquire powerful talents, and wield the power of the Fallen Heroes to unveil the truth behind the rebellion in the Castle Morihisa.
Cellular Harvest (Apriori Digital, 10th Feb, £6.29 / €6.99) - At the edge of explored space, your camera will decide the fate of a world. Cellular Harvest is a shortform first-person photography exploration game. You are an Auditor. An AI embedded in your suit evaluates the value of every being you encounter for the corporate interests that direct humanity's journey into a wider universe.
Death Park (EpiXR, 10th Feb, £5.99 / €5.99) - In this scary game you should explore a huge abandoned amusement park with a creepy circus. Are you ready to face the true evil - the scary killer clown? Will you be able to solve all the puzzles that are waiting for you on the path to escape in these horror stories? You will have to play hide and seek with that monster and go through all the hard quests in order to survive throughout the night!
Derpy Conga (Giant Door, 10th Feb, £12.95 / €14.39) - A physics-based puzzle-platformer about the importance of friendship! Gather all your friends and take them on a journey to save their endangered planet! Take their hand as you find them and form a conga line to be sure not to leave anyone behind but be careful: the longer the line, the harder to control! On the other hand (haha! ), certain obstacles are easier to overcome when you have friends on your side.
Dino Galaxy Tennis (Forever Entertainment, 10th Feb, £8.09 / €8.99) - In Dino Galaxy Tennis you take on the role of a dinosaur, whose dream is to win the Galactic Tennis Tournament. To reach the grand final, you will have to visit 5 planets and defeat their leaders, with every victory confirmed by a unique badge. This will not only bring you closer to the final but will also unlock special abilities that become useful in future matches. With the help of your mentor and special practices, you will be able to improve your results between tournaments.
EGGLIA Rebirth (Brownies, 10th Feb, £16.99 / €17.99) - The fantasy RPG "Egglia", first released for mobile phones in 2017, finally makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch! Once upon a time, there was a magical kingdom known as Egglia. Within its borders, all manners of species lived peacefully and in harmony with one another. But these days were not to last. The kingdom was sieged by gigantic, brutish Ogres, who laid waste to all they touched.
El Gancho (eastasiasoft, 9th Feb, £5.03 / €5.59) - The Pogovon Empire has invaded Cocodu planet and captured the cocos! In their search for an unlimited source of power amongst species from across the galaxy, the Pogovons learned about the unlimited happiness of the cocos. Now they’ve devised evil plans to extract that happiness to power their deadly weapons. El Gancho is set in the same universe as Task Force Kampas, but this time there's no help around.
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon (£22.49 / €24.99) - Ukiyo-e style hack-and-slash roguelite action GetsuFumaDen combines intense roguelite hack-and-slash action with a stunning dark fantasy world, brought to life through the stroke of traditional Japanese art. Descend into the underworld while mastering a variety of unique weapons and equipment combinations. Perfect your hits and timing to unleash bursts of other-worldly powers.
Grapple Dog (Super Rare Games, 10th Feb, £11.99 / €13.29) - Grapple Dog is an exhilarating 2D pixel art platformer. Use your awesome grappling hook to clear tricky challenges as Pablo, the Grapple Dog! Exhilarating action - Jumping! Swinging! Collecting gems! Dogs! Grapples! Driving a little boat around! And most exciting of all, dog petting!
Heroes of Loot 2 (Orange Pixel, 7th Feb, £9.99 / €9.99) - After their job, of keeping the dungeons in balance, was done, our heroes needed a new job. Roaming the lands they found a call for heroes, a castle in need, possible even a damsel in distress? Take control of all four heroes at once, using their special skills to navigate the dangerous castle hallways, rooms and floors.
Inua - A Story in Ice and Time (ARTE Experience, 10th Feb, £12.14 / €13.49) - A mystical game in Canadian far north Inua is a mystical narrative adventure spanning several time periods in the Canadian far north. Follow the story of Taïna, Peter and Simon, three characters separated by more than a century but whose destinies are mysteriously intertwined with Nanurluk, the great polar bear. 10 000 thousand years ago, nanurluk lived peacefully with her cubs?
Kittens and Yarn (Silesia Games, 10th Feb, £2.15 / €2.39) - Lots of cuteness and mess! That's exactly what you get for having several kittens at home. Kittens and Yarn is a cute and minimalist puzzle game where it's up to you to untangle the yarns by simply swapping the pieces.
KungFu Kickball (Blowfish Studios, 10th Feb, £10.39 / €12.79) - Compete against your friends in a fantasy sport that mixes soccer with kung fu action movies. Fly through the air and unleash a flurry of punches, kicks, and mystical arts to overpower the other team and smash the ball into their bell. Every bell ring counts as a point and the team with the most points when time runs out is crowned the winner.
Letters - a written adventure (Plug In Digital, 9th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - Letters is a cozy, often funny, and sometimes sad game about friendship, courage, and the power of words. Journey back to the 90s and 2000s to follow the story of Sarah and move through her beautiful hand-drawn letters and nostalgic pixel worlds. Help her navigate all the ups and downs of growing up and decide what kind of person she'll become.
NAPE RETROVERSE COLLECTION (Nape Games, 10th Feb, £5.34 / €5.94) - A collection of classics from the 8-bit era, with special add-ons like display modes, save states, rewind to help with gameplay accessibility and more! REKNUM SOULS ADVENTURE In the kingdom of Drissol there was a great battle in the lust for power and it was where Cheri lost her family. After the war ended, she follows her desire to bring her family back based on village rumors, said rumors say that if she manages to get the 4 sacred souls she will be able to open a portal to the underworld and bring her family back.
Noel the Mortal Fate (PLAYISM, 10th Feb, £17.81 / €19.79) - Noel the Mortal Fate is an adventure title which started serialization as a free game in 2016 and later spawned comics and novels. This version of the game has been remade for a console experience, with updated UI, story and dialogue. It follows the story from the prologue through Season 7 of the series where the real battle begins for Noel and her companions. Furthermore it now supports full HD and so can be enjoyed in TV Mode as the epic story unfolds.
Ocean's Heart (Nordcurrent, 10th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - Ocean’s Heart is an action RPG featuring detailed pixel art with a heavy focus on exploration. In a lively world teeming with secrets and mysteries, Tilia sets out in search of her missing father. Follow the trail through the ruins of a flooded kingdom, shape the future of the current world, or keep your head down and focus on your own mission in this epic retro-inspired adventure!
OlliOlli World (Private Division, 8th Feb, £24.99 / €29.99) - Flip and flow through the vivid and vibrant world of Radlandia, meeting colorful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana. Traverse a delightful and weird world as you take on missions, challenges, and make new friends along the way. Customise your character’s looks, tricks, and style while you experience explorable levels with multiple paths that provide an array of opportunities for player expression. - Read our OlliOlli World review
Pajama Sam 2: Thunder And Lightning Aren't So Frightening (UFO Interactive, 10th Feb, £10.79 / €11.99) -
Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside (UFO Interactive, 10th Feb, £10.79 / €11.99) - Sam is an ordinary kid who, with the help of his red cape, turns into "superhero" Pajama Sam. In No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside, Pajama Sam journeys into the land of darkness (his closet) to face his fears. Help Pajama Sam figure out who or what is behind the darkness and realize that there is no need to hide when it’s dark outside!
Pendula Swing - The Complete Journey (RedDeerGames, 11th Feb, £8.99 / €9.99) - You play as Brialynne, one of the most honoured dwarven heroines - you even have your own fanclub! Stealing your axe unleashes an extraordinary carousel of events! Will you be able to come to peace with the loss of your beloved? How has the world changed after you saved it? Why is your cat chattering something about a failed spell?
Perpetuum Mobile (VerenigdeProducties, 10th Feb, £3.60 / €3.99) - In Perpetuum Mobile you take control of the perpetuum flyer where you must reach the highest score, in infinite procedurally generated levels.
Pinball Frenzy (Pix Arts, 11th Feb, £3.99 / €3.99) - Pinball Frenzy establishes a new standard about on-device pinball games, thanks to its hyper-realistic physic and the quality of its graphics and sound ambience.
PowerSlave Exhumed (Nightdive Studios, 10th Feb, £15.89 / €17.72) - PowerSlave: Exhumed is a KEX Engine port of the classic console game perfectly blending both the PlayStation & Saturn versions Destination: The ancient Egyptian city of Karnak. Alien forces possessing horrifying powers have sealed off the once thriving community from all outside contact. As a covert operations specialist, you have been trained for all forms of contingencies. Nothing can prepare you, however, for the nightmare you are about to enter. . .
Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo (UFO Interactive, 10th Feb, £10.79 / €11.99) - Today's the grand opening of the Cartown Zoo, and there's still so much to do: zoo chow is running low, and all the baby animals are missing. Putt-Putt® and Pep need your child's help to reunite the little ones with their parents before Outback Al can open the gates. Along the way, they'll swing across alligator-infested rivers, play ice hockey with a polar bear, build a bridge out of icebergs, bop with dancing penguins, and enjoy other adventures. This zoo is full of loyal friends and captivating challenges that are sure to run wild through your child's imagination.
Retro Bowl (FiveAcesPublishing, 10th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - Retro Bowl is the perfect game for the armchair quarterback to finally prove a point. Presented in a glorious retro style, the game has simple roster management, including press duties and the handling of fragile egos, while on the field you get to call the shots. Can you pass the grade and take your team all the way to the ultimate prize? Can you win the Retro Bowl? - Read our Retro Bowl review
Rise of the Third Power (DANGEN Entertainment, 10th Feb, £17.99 / €19.99) - Rise of the Third Power is a retro-themed, console-style role playing game, loosely based on the political climate of Europe in the late 1930's. The story takes place in the land of Rin during the height of the Age of Sail, following the events that would lead to the greatest war in human history.
Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity (RED ART GAMES, 11th Feb, £8.99 / €9.99) - Set in the alternative historical setting of 1897 Angelic Empire of Britannia, your contract will order you to eliminate the source of the unnatural fog enveloping the Berelai Manor. Discover the secrets of the estate, as you look for answers among the violent inhabitants. A strange and repelling madness took hold of the servants roaming the halls, and they will attack on sight, for their madness is one rooted in a deeper understanding of cosmic insignificance.
Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal" (UFO Interactive, 10th Feb, £10.79 / €11.99) - The Plot: William the Kid has nearly completed his dastardly plan to cow-nap all the worlds supply of milk! The Mission: The super-suave agent, SPY Fox, must find Mr. Udderly, rescue all the cows, and stop William the Kid from depleting the worlds supply of milk. Using ingenious SPY gadgets, keen wits, and daring moves, SPY Fox, jumps out on an udderly exhilarating adventure!
Sword of Elpisia (KEMCO, 10th Feb, £12.14 / €13.49) - In Terra, a world whose civilization developed thanks to magic tools, there are frequent cases of people being turned into magic swords. Alice, a girl who is traveling with Aldo, the main hero, chooses to become a sword to rescue her friends. Will their journey and encounters lead them to a predetermined fate?
Unstrong Legacy (Origamihero Games, 7th Feb, £1.79 / €1.99) - As your precious base crashes to the ground, you can't help but wonder, 'WHY! ', 'What went wrong this time? ', and 'Where did all my cool stuff go? ! ' But don't worry, you'll find out soon enough. You can't run forever. Starting from nothing isn't new to you. You're Glasses, just some nerd with noble goals - as noble as an evil genius manages, at least. What else can you do but pick up all the pieces and try again?
Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection (Edia, 10th Feb, £28.61 / €31.77) - The side-scrolling bishojo action game series "Valis", which was first released in the 80s and gained popularity, celebrated its 35th anniversary in December 2021. In commemoration of this, three of the series' most popular PC Engine™ titles, "Valis: The Fantasm Soldier", "Valis II" and "Valis III", have been completely ported to the Nintendo Switch! Sound mode and visual mode included! - Read our Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection review
Welcome to Elk (Triple Topping, 10th Feb, £9.59 / €10.39) - Welcome to Elk is a biographical adventure set on an island like no other, where every character you encounter has a story to tell. From the weird and wonderful to the dark and desperate, all the tales told on Elk are based on true stories of life on the road less traveled. Tales of real stories Welcome to Elk, an adventure game set on a fictional island stitched together with true stories and tall tales, and inhabited by the people who lived them.
Word Chef (Pix Arts, 11th Feb, £5.99 / €5.99) - Word Chef is the easy and fun word puzzle game. Link letters together to form different words. Earn rubies at each level that will unlock the most difficult words in the form of hints. You'll quickly become addicted to word search and it will be a real pleasure. -540+ levels - thousands of words to find -perfect for improving your English vocabulary -excellent brain exercise - get your brain working -progressive difficulty -long hours of fun guaranteed
Ziggurat 2 (Milkstone Studios, 7th Feb, £19.49 / €21.99) - Evil lurks in the depths. As a member of the most powerful magic order, your task is to protect humanity from the forces of evil. Face hordes of enemies and fearsome Guardians in epic and dynamic combats. Keep an eye on elemental resistances and vulnerabilities to maximize your efficiency, and earn experience to level up and learn useful perks that will help you reach the end of the dungeon in one piece.
Zorya: The Celestial Sisters ® (TLM Partners, 8th Feb) - Invite a friend to play the first 5 levels in this version, or play the full game with a friend who owns the DLC (users must be playing in an online session). An award-winning cooperative puzzle game that takes place in a desolate world where the sun never sets.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- GROOVE COASTER WAI WAI PARTY!!!!
- Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2
- Jigsaw Masterpieces
- OlliOlli World
- Sword of Elpisia
- TOUHOU Spell Bubble
- Ziggurat 2
- Zorya: The Celestial Sisters ®
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!