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
ASSASSIN’S CREED®: THE EZIO COLLECTION (Ubisoft, 17th Feb, £44.99 / €49.99) - Experience the award-winning series as you become Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the most celebrated and iconic Master Assassin in the franchise. Includes the acclaimed single-player campaigns and all solo DLC from three games: Assassin’s Creed® II, Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed® Revelations, and two short films. Live the complete saga of a master assassin. Learn the ways of the Assassins and seek vengeance for the betrayal of your family.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, 15th Feb, £54.99 / €69.99) - A new release for the "Empires" series, which allows users to enjoy both the thrill of one-versus-a-thousand action and the intricacy of country conquering simulation! Command your armies freely! Exciting Castle Sieges! Combat has evolved from the "Battles" of previous games into "Castle Sieges" that occur in the area around each castle. In an always changing environment, use devious planning and military might to enjoy this new style of battle where the biggest question is "What's the best way to take this castle?" - Read our Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Beat Souls (eastasiasoft, 16th Feb, £7.19 / €7.99) - Music and intense action gameplay collide in Beat Souls, a high-speed rhythm game where you must avoid obstacles and collect spirits to rack up stylish combos on your way to the high score! Lay the Rhythm Yokai to rest as you break out awesome dance moves and put on a killer performance! Cute and colorful anime aesthetics meet neon cyberpunk style for a unique look and feel to Beat Souls’ visuals, while the pumping soundtrack will keep you coming back for more! Master the elegant dance of dodging and jumping to avoid incoming obstacles while simultaneously moving your “Otomo” companions to collect souls.
BigChick (Maxim Nuriev, 17th Feb, £4.04 / €4.49) - The islands are sinking. . . Chickenfolk can't swim and fox bandits won't miss an opportunity to gobble up a bird or two even on the verge of apocalypse. . . What a disaster! Fortunately Big Chick is here to save the day! Use poultry magic to summon new patches of land from the ocean depths and micromanagement skills to lead your people to the safety of the sacred Big Barn. Adventure on the sinking islands features: -cute and adorable chickens -nasty (but cute anyway) foxes and other predators -frantic gameplay -doomsday atmosphere
Duggy (Nerdvision Games, 17th Feb, £6.29 / €6.99) - Duggy is a cool arcade game where you are hunting the score. Are you better than your friends? Find it out and dig your way down.
Fluffy Cubed (QUByte Interactive, 17th Feb, £2.69 / €2.99) - Fluffy Cubed is a minimalist puzzle game where the mechanics are inspired by the famous Sokoban genre, of Japanese origin. In this game, you play a kitten in the shape of a cube that must move the boxes to their places. But is not that simple, you'll need to analyze well your movements to make sure that the boxes will no get trapped. The interface is simple, cute and you don't have to worry getting only one way to solve them, because there is many ways to complete the levels.
From Heaven To Earth (EpiXR, 17th Feb, £6.99 / €6.99) - In this game, you follow an eternal being who got bored in heaven and tries to make their way back into the world of the living. The being is seeking for an adventure and even risks eternal live on order to feel the effects of time and the transience of life once more. In order to return to earth it has to pass the path of trials. . . a path filled with traps, difficult jumps, and hidden secrets.
Gem Wizards Tactics (RedDeerGames, 18th Feb, £10.99 / €12.99) - LEAD THE BATTLE Gem Wizards Tactics combines the familiar tactical game formula with multiple combat mechanics, and randomly generated maps making for hours of single-player fun! You'll take part in a war that isn't just about mashing the enemy - each battle is a complex puzzle to solve.
Gravity Runner (Two Dog Games, 18th Feb, £7.19 / €8.19) - Gravity Runner is a physics based 3D Platformer/Runner with a killer synthwave soundtrack. - Run from an ever growing black hole through different synthwave worlds in arcade gaming style.
Infernax (The Arcade Crew, 14th Feb, £16.19 / €17.99) - STORY Infernax is the adventures of a great knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. While on your quest to find and destroy the source of this corruption by any means necessary, you will face ruthless creatures, dangerous beasts, and precarious terrains. - Read our Infernax review
Inside Her (bedroom) (Gamuzumi, 17th Feb, £2.54 / €2.54) - Inside Her (bedroom) is a 2D action puzzle game about monster girls' bedrooms. Move two mirrored characters to get items scattered around their rooms. Use their special skills to complete the puzzles and uncover their secrets. Every monster girl has a unique skill like moving through walls, pushing items, etc. Solve the puzzles to increase their desire.
Light Up The Room (JanduSoft, 17th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - Light Up The Room is a fast-paced platformer about using your character to uncover your surroundings. The object of each level is to avoid all of the traps in the room and reach the goal. However, the terrain is invisible to the player. The player can discover terrain by physically touching into it. If the player dies, the room isn’t wiped clean after it, so the player has a better awareness of their surroundings, making an easier time navigating after multiple attempts!
Mages and Treasures (Ratalaika Games, 18th Feb, £4.99 / €4.99) - Once upon a time, a mage had a very special treasure stolen by magical evilish creatures! Play as a powerful mage on a magical adventure to get back your most beloved treasure from evil hands. Travel through beautiful and dangerous places searching for the elemental amulets, which will help you defeat the magical evilish horde! Explore different places, learn new spells, find marvelous treasures and solve puzzles on your quest to defeat your foes!
Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp XXL (Beautiful Glitch, 14th Feb, £16.19 / €16.19) - "Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp" brings you more of the world's best (and maybe only? ) multiplayer dating sim, but in a way you've never expected! The original Monster Prom is a multiplayer dating sim that shines for its beautiful art and unapologetic humour.
Mr Maker 3D Level Editor (Isaias Game Dev, 17th Feb, £2.69 / €3) - Play as Mr Maker, a young builder who owns a boomerang hammer capable of collecting items, destroying boxes and defeating enemies from a distance. ADVENTURE MODE Play 50 fun and colorful levels that inspire your constructions. PHASE CREATOR You can create your levels however you like. Add blocks, traps, enemies, coins, spikes, cannons, trees, decorations, ramps and more. BONUS Complete adventure mode to unlock 200 new levels to play at any time. Developer Derik D. F
River City Girls Zero (14th Feb, £12.09 / €13.42) - Join Kunio, Riki, Misako, and Kyoko for bone-crunching, 16-bit, co-op beat-'em-up action - translated and released outside of Japan for the very first time! Experience the origin of the River City Girls story as the hot-blooded heroes attempt to clear their names of a heinous crime by uppercutting, spin-kicking, stomping, and slamming every thug and two-bit criminal that gets in their way! - Read our River City Girls Zero review
Rover Mechanic Simulator (Ultimate Games, 18th Feb, £9.99 / €11.49) - Welcome to Mars! Rover Mechanic Simulator is a game in which you are a mechanic working on one of the first Martian colonies. Your main tasks include the repair and maintenance of Mars rovers, so that the remaining crew can collect detailed information about the structure of the planet.
Secret Kiss is Sweet and Tender (iMel, 17th Feb, £5.06 / €6.05) - This is an Adventure Game portraying love between young women. At a girls-only high school, a student teacher is suddenly kissed by a student. They then live In the same student dormitory. This is the love story of two girls that starts with a kiss.
Shipwreck Escape (Ocean Media, 17th Feb, £8.99 / €9.99) - Shipwreck Escape is a 2. 5D immersive game with puzzle elements. The catastrophe happened when the cruise ship was sailing from Athens to Dubai. The main character is a croupier in a ship's casino and he got stuck in this sinking hell. Solve the puzzles, save other passengers, control the two characters to walk through all levels to freedom, and find out the reason for the catastrophe.
Smash Star (Origamihero Games, 14th Feb, £1.09 / €1.19) - any citizens of Kitty Town have disappeared. GK, the one and only kitty warrior in town, enlists the help of a star to find his friends. The path to Darkside isn't an easy one, but it seems like that's where all your friends have disappeared to. There's likely more going on than meets the eye, so oil those cat dude muscles, do some warm-up push-ups and get going!
Tax Fugitive (16th Feb, £3.14 / €3.49) - Travel through the different unique worlds, Find & Collect counterfeit money & hidden stars. Every level can be beaten in many ways, which is decided on your playstyle. You can combine many movement features together and beat the levels with style.
Upaon: A Snake's Journey (Silesia Games, 17th Feb, £1.99 / €2.39) - Every fruit collected increases the snake's size, so think carefully before eating averything in your way and. . . Please don't bite yourself. Game Features: - 100 handcrafted puzzles. - Find your own solution: Open-ended puzzles, every room have lots of ways to solve. - 3 hours gameplay with gameplay variations each world. - 5 worlds variety. - Original Soundtrack by Vicent Colavita.
Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden (SQUARE ENIX, 17th Feb, £24.99 / €29.99) - Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is set on a remote chain of islands that have been protected by the maidens for generations, but which now face destruction. The hero of the story vows to save the islanders and sets sail for the high seas, together with Laty, a girl who failed to become a maiden.
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- ASSASSIN’S CREED®: THE EZIO COLLECTION
- Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires
- HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™
- Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp XXL
- Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden
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!