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
Amazing Machines (TREVA, 24th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - In this physics-based puzzle game, you construct whimsical contraptions with fun elements. Position explosive barrels, laser guns, rockets, conveyor belts and much more in the right places to set off comical chain reactions. Discover your inner inventor, and experiment across over 200 tricksy levels.
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, 25th Feb, £49.99 / €59.99) - This is a story about one of the adventures Sophie the Alchemist had after she left her hometown of Kirchen Bell. It is centered around Sophie's quest of searching for Plachta after they are separated in a dream world of Erde Wiege, and the new friends they meet there.
MONARK (NIS America, 25th Feb, £53.99 / €59.99) - Could you face yourself and the threats around you to save the ones you love? Shin Mikado Academy is engulfed in a madness-inducing Mist, and only you can save everyone inside. Develop your Ego to break the pacts set by the Pactbearers and dispel the corrupting Mist. - Read our MONARK review
Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi (Numskull Games, 25th Feb, £39.99 / €44.99) - Escape from “Yomi” – a dungeon filled with riches – and danger. You have been recruited into the Undernauts – a team of brave subterranean adventurers who comb the depths of a massive, monster-infested labyrinth in search of priceless resources. Make use of your powerful skills and magic items to create exits and reach the surface alive.
Variable Barricade (Aksys Games, 24th Feb, £44.99 / €49.99) - Hibari is the sole heir to her family’s fortune. Her grandfather is determined to find her a husband. He houses her in a luxurious home with handsome bachelors. As the men try to win her hand, Hibari endures endless trials and temptations. Has Grandpa chosen poorly, or is there more to these men than meets the eye? Hibari decides NOT to fall in love.
Switch eShop - New Releases
#1 Anagrams Sudokus Bundle (Eclipse Games, 25th Feb, £5.49 / €5.99) - Enjoy 2 great games in 1 with this bundle containing both #1 Anagrams and #1 Sudokus. #1 Anagrams More Crossword Anagrams than you can Shake a Stick at! Do you enjoy crosswords or word games? Uncover hidden words: connect the letters, interpret the clues, improve your vocabulary, try your memory, challenge yourself and test your English skills.
15in1 Solitaire (Silesia Games, 24th Feb, £1.99 / €2.39) - Freecell and Klondike are just the beginning! Dive deep into the world of Solitaire in the largest Solitaire combo released yet. Offering days of fun, pleasant looks and simple controls. Can your personal best measure up to the best?
Aeternum Quest (Ilya Chkoliar, 25th Feb, £5.38 / €6.01) - Mankind, thirsty for power, harnessed the four elemental gems and fused them into the almighty "Aeternum Gem", a gem so powerful that any entity wielding the gem, with its strength and knowledge, could use it to not only rule over their own world, but the entire universe! Thousands of years have now passed and mankind now craves the power of the gem back.
Ammo Pigs: Cocked and Loaded (ChiliDog Interactive, 25th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - The age is 2049 AD. All life forms have gone extinct — except for the pigs who oppose the hostile AI-controlled machines. The robots should be destroyed, but more importantly, there have been found the last surviving chickens. They must be saved at any cost! Ammo Pigs: Cocked and Loaded is an action-packed run-n-gun game with a heavy emphasis on jumping and shooting elements.
An American Werewolf in L.A. (Aurita Games, 24th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - You are D. Landis, a tormented young man who wants to run away from Hell’s Creek to become a pro surfer. When you’re about to leave the village in your convertible, Sheriff Naschy steps in your way to capture you. Because you are a werewolf, and monsters never leave Hell’s Creek.
An NPC’s Odyssey (indienova, 24th Feb, £3.59 / €4.49) - This is another story of the hero gathering his friends to defeat the Devil and save the world, but our protagonist is not the hero himself, but an ordinary unlucky NPC. The reason for his journey is simple—because the hero took the money from his house! To find the hero and get money back, our journey has begun. -Counterintuitive story setting. -Unexpected plot direction. -This is a short RPG, but the elements are all there. -There're 2 endings. How the story ends is up to you!
Antarctica 88 (EpiXR, 24th Feb, £5.99 / €5.99) - In this horrible action you will find yourself in the ice of Antarctica, where you immerse into a terrible sci-fi story full of monsters, weapons and adventures. Our survival action will scare you so prepare to scream and solve puzzles! Are you ready to face and escape from horrible monsters that Antarctica is hiding?
Autobahn Police Simulator 2 Switch Edition (Aerosoft, 24th Feb, £35.99 / €39.99) - Your adventure begins right in the police station where colleagues are present, too. Over the course of the game you can further develop the station and gain access to new opportunities and missions this way. Step by step, you can unlock new upgrades for the station, vehicles, equipment, and your skills via the tech tree.
Blandville (Ultimate Games, 22nd Feb, £3.14 / €3.49) - It once was a place of your childhood happiness. None of that exists anymore. The question remains - why? What happened here? Where did all that beauty go, and what has taken it away? Interact with the environment, Penumbra / Amnesia style - drag, drop, throw items around. Collect as much loot as possible.
Checkers Minimal (Hook Games, 25th Feb, £1.79 / €1.99) - Checkers Minimal contains all essential parts of good checkers game: - Custom rules: American Checkers, English Draughts, International Checkers, etc. - Online multiplayer, 20 seconds per move - Global leaderboards, Elo rating system - Private online games with your friend - Local multiplayer on a single device - Game vs AI - Touch support - Beautiful minimal design
Clouzy! (Freedom Games, 24th Feb, £11.29 / €12.49) - Welcome to Clouzy! , the world’s first daycare dedicated to clouds! Now, we know you may be used to clouds majestically sailing through the sky without a care in the world, but in this magical world, things are a little different, and these little clouds need a lot of love, care, and attention! You’ll have to learn the little clouds’ tastes and preferences to cook the right meals for them, figure out their preferences for playing, and of course, make sure storms don’t brew on the horizon; some of them don’t play well with each other…
Darkness and Flame: Missing Memories (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 22nd Feb, £6.29 / €6.99) - There is always a clue hidden somewhere deep in your memories. Will a young girl Alice find a way not only to help her uncle recall his past, but to discover what has happened to her and how to harness the power of the burning Flame? "Darkness and Flame: Missing Memories" - enjoy this adventure game with lots of quests and hidden objects, puzzles and mini-games!
Edge Of Eternity (Ubitus, 23rd Feb, £24.99 / €29.99) - Wage epic turn-based battles as you follow Daryon and Selene on their quest to find a cure to the all-consuming Corrosion in this grand tale of hope and sacrifice.
Explosive Candy World (eastasiasoft, 23rd Feb, £3.59 / €3.99) - Forget running or jumping. In Explosive Candy World, you’ll have to destroy obstacles, blow yourself over pitfalls and ricochet off walls in order to reach the goal! It’s physics-based mayhem with a precision platforming twist. Presented in cute and colorful pixel art and set to an original retro soundtrack, Explosive Candy World mixes classic style with modernized mechanics for a unique and unconventional platforming experience.
Flip The Buddy (Pix Arts, 25th Feb, £2.99 / €2.99) - Help your new buddies to go through increasingly difficult jumping levels. Rather than kick the buddy, here you flip the buddy! You may flip it one or two times in a row, but you have to make sure it will always land on some piece of furniture. If your buddy fall on floor, game over! Simple but very addictive, this game will let you choose your buddy character and will bring your hours of casual fun!
For The Warp (MassiveGalaxyStudios, 23rd Feb, £14.89 / €16.49) - For the Warp is a roguelike deck-building game in space! Discover and add new cards to your arsenal and increase your chances of surviving. Explore procedurally generated systems and fight your way to the warp gate. Encounter allies and foes, ancient civilization ruins, unlock powerful technologies and ships.
Gav-Gav Odyssey (ChiliDog Interactive, 25th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - Gav-Gav Odyssey is another way to get the blast from the gaming past! This game merges the best elements from golden age gaming: platforming, scroll shooting and puzzles. Cute doggies as key heroes are combined with challenging puzzle tricks and can capture your interest for a solid amount of time.
Moto Roader MC (Ratalaika Games, 25th Feb, £5.99 / €5.99) - The iconic Moto Roader MC was first released on 1992. Full speed ahead thirty years, and this beloved title is now poised at the starting line on consoles. Play head to head against the computer or locally with a friend in multiple modes of futuristic race challenge. Choose from an array of cool cars and drivers, as well as a variety of gameplay modes. When it comes to iconic video game fun, Moto Roader MC is a time-honored first place finish.
Never Alone: Arctic Collection (E-line Media, 24th Feb, £13.49 / €14.99) - Experience the epic journey of Nuna and Fox as they search for the source of an eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known. Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations.
One Gun Guy (CheckMate Publishing, 25th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - One Gun Guy is a straight forward no nonsense action platformer, one giant level littered with player upgrades, hazards to tackle, enemies to destroy and a boss to kill. After conquering the base difficulty take on this precision platformer's Hard Mode in your underwear!
Plunderer's Adventures (eastasiasoft, 25th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - The aspiring lady pirate Riley has finally acquired a ship to call her own, along with the beginnings of a lovely crew! Take the role of captain as you embark on an adventure to claim the turbulent seas and loot your rival’s ships, recruit new allies, learn powerful combat skills and protect your booty from waves of enemy raiders! Plunderer’s Adventures is a pixel art tower defense action game where you use your trusty flintlock pistol and every trick up your sleeve to take down your opponents.
SOL CRESTA (PlatinumGames, 22nd Feb, £35.99 / €39.99) - Dock, split, and form up! Pilot 3 fighters and take back the sun from the clutches of evil in this free-form shooting game with the spirit of 80s shooting classics Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta. PlatinumGames’ NEO-CLASSIC ARCADE series carries on the spirit and fun of classic gaming using modern technology, and the first project in this endeavor is SOL CRESTA. - Read our SOL CRESTA review
SpelunKing: The Mine Match (Ocean Media, 24th Feb, £8.99 / €9.99) - Dig into this deep match-3 expedition! Take a dive underground, search for your grandpa's lost items, and collect precious stones to help the villagers around town rebuild Farnsbury. Explore 25 enormous areas of the old mine, solve over 90 cave challenge rooms, uncover secret areas, and unlock dozens of new upgrades and power-ups.
To the Top, Mammoth! (isTom Games, 24th Feb, £8.09 / €9) - Compete with other players in a tower climbing challenge! Your cute climber pets are ready to conquer the spiral stairs of the trap ridden castle tower! Race against others in multiplayer, or beat your own time, collect coins, unlock perks & cosmetics! Learn to avoid the mistakes of your past by seeing your own ghost on the stairs! The most esteemed (and also most adorable) tower climbers gathered to challenge each other!
Wall of insanity (VenomizedArt, 25th Feb, £6.25 / €6.5) - Wall of Insanity is a new project from the creators of the Slaughter game series. It features a dark storyline, intense action, and a mystical journey into a dead, smoldering world. You will face the unknown. A descent into a kingdom of anxiety and madness. The path through the abyss will be difficult, the trek extremely dangerous, and you will be left almost hopeless.
Well-Beings: Wellness for Kids (Kuato Studios, 23rd Feb, £0.99 / €1.09) - Well-Beings: Wellness for Kids features creative, active and thought-provoking experiences designed with experts in children’s psychology to teach healthy habits that will help you feel good about yourself and the world around you. We’ve partnered with Starlight, a children’s charity which uses the power of play to make the experience of illness better for seriously ill children in hospital.
Whiskey Mafia: Leo's Family (ChiliDog Interactive, 24th Feb, £4.49 / €4.99) - Whiskey, mafia and jazz — these are the key ingredients of a cocktail named Whiskey Mafia: Leo’s Family. This game serves as a prequel to Whiskey Mafia: Frank's Story and tells a story of Leo’s criminal group who takes part in different illegal activities. A humble guy named Christopher, the son of a port worker, finds himself as the newest mafia member.
Who Is Zombie (CFK, 24th Feb, £6.47 / €7.19) - Who Is Zombie is a zombie apocalypse simulation game where the player must prevent zombies from entering the civilian shelter. In the year 2033, the nation saw a large-scale zombie outbreak. As the government's mass care shelters reached full capacity, people begin to seek help at nearby civilian shelters instead.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
- DRAGON BALL® FighterZ
- Farm Together
- Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2
- Hatsune Miku Connecting Puzzle TAMAGOTORI
- HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™
- MONSTER HUNTER RISE
- R-Type® Final 2
- Under the Jolly Roger
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!