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
Gal*Gun Double Peace (PQube, 17th Mar, £31.49 / €35.99) - Notorious rail-shooter, Gal-Gun: Double Peace, is finally on Nintendo Switch! When unsuspecting student, Houdai, is shot by cupid's arrows, he becomes the most irresistible guy in school. Only by using his trusty pheromone shot can he fend off the advancing hordes of girls and find his true love! Outrageously colourful and hilariously lewd, Gal*Gun: Double Peace is one of Japan's best-loved and critically acclaimed shooters. - Read our Gal*Gun Double Peace review
WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship (Nacon, 17th Mar, £35.99 / €39.99) - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the championship, WRC 10 is offering a brand-new Anniversary edition, packed with new content and sensations. Relive the most intense moments from 1973 to today! WRC 10 History Mode puts your driving talents to the test through 19 historical events that require you to adapt to racing conditions of each time period.
Switch eShop - New Releases
#1 Pastime Bundle (Eclipse Games, 18th Feb, £6.99 / €7.99) - Enjoy 3 great games in 1 with this bundle containing #1 Crosswords, #1 Anagrams, and #1 Sudokus. #1 Crosswords In #1 Crosswords you'll find a story mode with 100 crossword puzzles to solve for all difficulty levels. On top of that, you can always play the daily crossword, which is the same for everyone in the world, and as many random crosswords as you want. #1 Anagrams Do you enjoy crosswords or word games?
Adios (Mischief, 17th Mar, £13.99 / €13.99) - Adios is a cinematic first-person game about sticking to a complicated decision. You're a pig farmer in Kansas. It's October. Cold, crisp mornings are the norm, and you have decided that you're no longer okay with letting the mob use your pigs to dispose of bodies. When your old friend - a hitman - arrives with his assistant to deliver another body, you finally screw up the courage to tell them that you're done.
Boxing Gym Story (Kairosoft, 17th Mar, £11.69 / €13) - Introducing a sim with real punch! Are you the manager this down-on-its-luck boxing gym needs to get back on its feet? Get the town excited about boxing, and more people will start signing up. Stand by the ringside to cheer on your boxers. You never know how a match will go until the very end! And don't forget about marketing - fans are the lifeblood of competitive sports! Rack up more wins, and you'll be able to upgrade your facilities with spa baths, high-class cafeterias, and more.
Dark Deity (Freedom Games, 17th Mar, £15.83 / €17.59) - Fight back in turn-based battles, manage character relationships, collect dangerous artefacts, and hopefully restore a world torn apart by oathbreakers, warmongers, and wielders of forbidden arcane secrets. A world on its last strand of hope brought to its knees by a Calamity centuries ago that tore down its mighty civilizations. Petty kings rule in place of grand emperors of old that wage fruitless, ill-advised wars picking over ancient ruins like glorified scavengers.
Dawn of the Monsters (WayForward, 15th Mar, £23.59 / €26.19) - The cataclysmic battle between giant monsters has begun in this manga-inspired, side-scrolling, kaiju beat-'em-up! Titanic creatures known as Nephilim have invaded Earth, and the only hope of stopping them is DAWN (Defense Alliance Worldwide Network), which unleashes its own colossal combatants to defend against the enemy hordes!
Drag Clash Pro: Hot Rod Racing (T-Bull, 14th Mar, £5.4 / €5.99) - Experience amazing ¼ mile races, take part in legal Hot Rod tournaments, earn points and money for your places in completed events. Become the HOT ROD racing champion! Tuning, customization, cars (old, classic, modern, rebuilt, or modified), the sound of high engine revs, the smell of burnt tires, a reliable Drag 'nd Drive system, real physics, and amazing emotions on the tracks! Challenge the best drivers in the world!
Handball Pelota (Pix Arts, 16th Mar, £4.99 / €4.99) - Discover the famous hand ball pelota game. If you know pelota, you'll enjoy a realistic still very playable simulation of this sport. If not, you'll very quickly get grasp of this game where you hit ball with hand towards a fronton and try to keep it away for your opponent. Full 3D environment and animations in 4 venues and 6 different players, each with their own characteristics. You can choose to play against the sophisticated device IA with 3 levels (easy, medium, tough) Controls are very intuitive and game is easy to play but difficult to master!
Inukari - Chase of Deception (RedDeerGames, 18th Mar, £6.99 / €7.99) - IMPORTANT MISSION At a time when people have stopped respecting wildlife, bad things have begun to happen in the world. But someone has lit the small candle in your shrine, so they’re calling you! Restore the order, peace and connect people back with nature, you are their last hope.
Jumping Bricks Ball (Pix Arts, 18th Mar, £3.99 / €3.99) - Play this exciting game with the ball bouncing against bricks scrolling down the screen, renewing the famous breakout game. Jumping Bricks Ball is an easy to learn but tough to master game with rich visual effects and addictive gameplay mechanics.
MacGuffin's Curse (Brawsome, 15th Mar, £8.09 / €8.99) - Help Lucas MacGuffin (magician turned thief turned werewolf) sneak and smash his way through this fiendishly addictive comedy-puzzle-adventure. Winner of the Freeplay Award for Best Game Writing! With hilarious dialogue, charming hand-drawn art and huge replay value, it's perfect for seasoned adventurers and casual gamers alike.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (SEGA, 17th Mar, £24.99 / €29.99) - The stakes are Ultimate, the tension is Maximum, the fight is… the ULTIMAX! Experience the latest entry into the beloved Persona 4 series with a thrilling fighting twist. Join the heroes as they combat an army of Shadows in the P-1 CLIMAX! - Read our Persona 4 Arena Ultimax review
Phantom Breaker: Omnia (Rocket Panda Games, 14th Mar, £27.53 / €30.59) - Phantom Breaker Omnia is a fast-paced 2D anime fighting game that features 20 unique characters, pitted against one another to make their greatest wishes come true. The ability to choose between 3 fighting styles will appeal to seasoned gamers while making the game accessible to newcomers. • 20 Character Roster! Includes all the characters from Phantom Breaker: Extra like Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate as well as two brand new characters created specifically for Phantom Breaker: Omnia.
Royal Frontier (Ratalaika Games, 18th Mar, £6.99 / €6.99) - The wagons are packed and an eager group of settlers are ready to head out. But the journey is full of dangers. Treacherous terrain, savage bandits and ancient monsters have been the end of many settlers. So they turn to you to protect them. Choose your party, move across the map like a board game, and battle monsters. The combat is a nuanced mix of turn-based and time-based approach, with attacks, specials and items make each encounter unique.
Sea Battle Minimal (Hook Games, 18th Mar, £1.34 / €1.49) - Sea Battle Minimal contains all essential parts of good sea battle game: - Online multiplayer - 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
The Wake (indienova, 17th Mar, £5.66 / €6.29) - The Wake is the last of game developer Somi’s “Guilt Trilogy,” consisting of Replica and Legal Dungeon. “Perhaps it means my life simply boils down to this: ‘Everything I say is a lie. ’” The Wake is a record of past wounds opened at a three-day funeral—a record of the roots of guilt, and the memories and emotions that chain together three generations of a family. The journal is encoded with a simple substitution cipher that the player must break in order to reveal the writer’s psyche and discover the contradictions that define him.
Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? (Wales Interactive, 18th Mar, £8.99 / €11.69) - The family quiz is a long-held tradition but this year, Abby receives some shocking news: someone has poisoned Uncle Marcus! Make decisions throughout the story to uncover the truth and try to save him before it is too late. - Shot in lockdown and filmed simultaneously in London and Los Angeles - Starring Andy Buckley as Uncle Marcus - Returning FMV actors Georgia Small (Five Dates) and Al Weaver (The Complex) - From the studios behind The Complex, Five Dates, Night Book and Bloodshore
Wife Quest (eastasiasoft, 16th Mar, £5.59 / €6.39) - In humorous and often naughty action platformer Wife Quest, you’ll take the role of charismatic former warrior Mia as she sets off to battle the monster girls who keep kidnapping her beloved husband Fernando! Explore the lands surrounding your marital home in vibrant side-scrolling pixel art style, slashing through enemies and fearlessly navigating a wide variety of hazardous environments. - Read our Wife Quest review
ZOMBIE Beyond Terror: FPS Survival (T-Bull, 16th Mar, £6.29 / €6.99) - Jump into the epicenter of a battle between dead and undead. Take the side of a still-living civilization and fight various mutations of the Z virus. The world is on the brink of extinction. A group of survivors is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world engulfed in chaos and plague. In this world, weapons are essential, and food ends first. Zombies know no fear. They seek fresh blood everywhere. Bash the heads of angry zombies! Upgrade your weapons! Earn amazing achievements! Stop the undead horde! Play Zombie Beyond Terror!
Clutter 1000 (Ocean Media, 17th Mar, £8.99 / €9.99) - Clutter 1000 is the most exciting Un-Hidden Object game you will ever play. The object of the game is as simple as can be. Just find and match on two matching objects to remove them from the playing field. Watch your pairs pop out and merge into one, then swoop down to the treadmill. All your old favorites are here along with twice as many new ones to keep you playing for days and days.
Fingun (Gamuzumi, 18th Mar, £4.99 / €4.99) - In a horrible tragedy, the world has been invaded by giant anime girls and their henchmen, causing mayhem everywhere. Fortunately, you’ve got the world’s most powerful weapon, “Fingun” ready to take care of the situation. Defeat these bountiful bosses by shooting at their weaknesses! Shoot through 14 levels, in this hilarious new touch on an arcade classic favorite.
Kurokami-sama's Feast (Mediascape, 17th Mar, £8.99 / €9.99) - Kurokami-sama's Feast is a horror-adventure visual novel following an unlucky trio who find themselves hunting monsters to be turned into gourmet dishes for the powerful (and woefully famished) being known as Kurokami-sama. Using Kurokami-sama's ear to listen in on people's innermost thoughts, and wielding Kurokami-sama's arm to strike back at the supernatural, you will come face to face with the darkness that lurks beneath the veil of mundane society.
LOST EGG 2: Be together (KIMIDORI SOFT, 17th Mar, £2.29 / €2.63) - That fragile but brave egg has come back with new powers. Aim for the frying pan at the end of rolling through various stages with sad and touching melody. * Game goals The aim is to operate fried eggs, aim at the pan while making full use of movements and jumps, and become fried eggs. However, since raw eggs are fragile, their durability decreases as they encounter walls and floors. The game is over when the durability disappears.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
- Curious Expedition 2
- Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires
- Food Truck Tycoon
- Jigsaw Masterpieces
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2
- Red Wings: Coloring Planes
- TOUHOU Spell Bubble
- WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship
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!