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
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (SEGA, 12th Apr, £49.99 / €59.99) - Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity! - Read our 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim review
Bibi & Tina – New adventures with horses (TREVA, 2nd Jun, £20.24 / €22.49) - A violent storm has hit the area near Martinshof. Mount up and see what damage the storm has done. Ride across the fields, jump over numerous obstacles and have Bibi the witch magic away the mess. But most of all, you can have lots of fun in fast-paced horse races, show off your jumping and slalom riding skills, take loving care of the horses and send photos to your worried friend Naomi in Australia. Play as Bibi, Tina or Alex, and ride one of 10 horses from the world of Bibi & Tina.
TAITO Milestones (ININ Games, 15th Apr, £34.99 / €39.99) - Taito’s arcade legacy began in the early 1970s, but it came into its own in the 80s. You now have the chance to play these milestone classics that paved the way for the decades of Taito’s arcade dominance which followed. Ten games, each representing a specific breakthrough in development and gaming history, spanning a variety of genres. Platform, sports, shooting, puzzle and more. And now those 10 classics will be available for the first time as a collection on a modern console! Take a deep dive into gaming history and relive the classics that helped shape it. - Read our TAITO Milestones review
Tormented Souls (PQube, 14th Apr, £16.99 / €19.99) - Classic survival horror comes to Nintendo Switch™! Solve puzzles and face sinister enemies in deadly combat at home with your console docked – or on the go in handheld mode. Play as Caroline Walker as she hunts for missing twin girls in a cavernous abandoned mansion. Can you confront your fears and uncover the secrets of Winterlake... or will you die trying? Something Evil Lurks at Winterlake While investigating the disappearance of twin girls at Winterlake, something terrible happens to Caroline Walker. Waking in the dead of night, naked and hooked up to some kind of outdated medical equipment in a bathtub, Caroline must fight for her life as she explores the halls of the abandoned mansion. - Read our Tormented Souls review
Switch eShop - New Releases
A Sketchbook About Her Sun (Fantastico Studio, 15th Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - Confused about her feelings for someone, Lucia, the main character, decides to flee from her city and wanders through a smaller town where she’s never been, searching for herself while still tormented by the thought of the person she’s attracted to. The project is an interactive experience divided into 11 segments, each corresponding to a song from Red Ribbon’s new album “Planet X”. Lose yourself into Lucia’s mindscape, divided between her thoughts, drawings, and music she’s listening to through her journey to re-discover her own self.
Aery Early Birds Bundle (EpiXR, 14th Apr, £24.99 / €24.99) - All 3 games are story-driven non-violent exploration games where a little bird has to collect shards of its memory in order to discover new worlds and continue with the storyline. The games included are: Aery – Little Bird Adventure, Aery – Sky Castle, and Aery – Broken Memories.
Air Hockey Puzzles (YeTa Games, 14th Apr, £2.69 / €2.99) - Carefully move your puck and clear the board. 140 levels! Minimal graphics! Smooth gameplay! Lots of puzzling boards!
Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread (MY.COM, 13th Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - Blast Brigade vs. The Evil Legion of Dr. Cread is a 2D metroidvania adventure inspired by the popcorn-chomping thrills of '80s action flicks. Explore and backtrack through a colorful comic-style world, using your platforming skills, puzzle-solving wits, and an explosive arsenal of weapons and abilities to save the world! GET THE TEAM TOGETHER! Switch between four playable characters on the fly, each equipped with unique abilities to help you progress! Blast off with all-American hero Jeff, channel the deadly rage of Shura, decommission enemies as the cyborg Scotsman Galahad, and help the chakram-wielding Vortex reclaim her island.
Bunny Mahjo ( DillyFrame, 14th Apr, £2.42 / €2.69) - Classic Mahjong Solitaire is not a single-player game anymore. You can play solo or in couch co-op in 3D-environment. Play together, win together, unlock more figures together.
Bush Hockey League (V7 Entertainment, 14th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - Experience hockey the way it was meant to be played in this old-school arcade-style hockey game where blood on the ice is just another day at the rink. 70s afros, big mustaches, no helmets, dirty hits, bench-clearing brawls, goalie fights, stick fights – that's Bush Hockey League.
Car Mechanic Simulator Pocket Edition 2 (Ultimate Games, 15th Apr, £13.99 / €15.49) - Car Mechanic Simulator Pocket Edition 2 challenges players to repair, paint, tune and drive cars. Find classic, unique cars in the new Barn Find module and Junkyard module. Game also includes car auctions where old cars are available for resale or purchased for your collection! Each mission offers its own unique challenge of varying difficulty and time constraints to meet. Additional tools are available for purchase if needed. You can eventually upgrade your garage to include specific equipment such as lacquer sprayer or a parts warehouse. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work!
Cat Cafe Manager (Freedom Games, 14th Apr, £18.99 / €19.99) - Be warned, though, there's some real catty mysteries in our town - and a strange black cat roaming the streets…nothing you can’t handle right? The life of a Cat Cafe Manager awaits! Your grandmother left you a small cafe in the somber village of Caterwaul Way. . . it's up to you to fix the place up, impress the locals, and befriend the local cat population. Time to roll up those sleeves, break out the tools, and get that creative coffee flowin’. Your cat cafe can be the talk of the town with the right attitude, menu, and (of course) the cats. That's right, Caterwaul Way is home to a plethora of extraordinary felines. It’s in the name after all!
Clutter IX: Clutter IXtreme (Ocean Media, 14th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - The best Clutter yet, with 1100 puzzles for your entertainment. Many new Clutter variations mixed in with your old favorites for a Quest you won't forget. As always, the Clutter levels are highly addicting and replayable. In addition, there are Sliders, Square Jigsaws & Box Quotes included. And wait until you see the new IXtreme (Extreme) variations. You've never seen Clutter this fast & furious. And as always, the options let you play Clutter the way you want. And Favorites are back so you can collect the puzzles you want to play again and again.
Cover Fire: Offline Shooter (1MBand, 14th Apr) - Your duty is to lead the battle and become the best shooter and sniper. Download now for free one of best offline shooting games New mode: Sniper FPS Ops. You received the call for duty of defeat all enemies the time runs out. Racing against the time and shoot! Each target adds 3 seconds to survive Try the free zombie event! Hit and don't leave any zombies alive! ! Are you a survival hero? It’s time to take action in the battlefield. Call your best sniper and shooter and combat on the frontline. Shoot to kill in special ops and survive in this addictive sniper 3d shooting game!
Death Park 2 (EpiXR, 14th Apr, £5.99 / €5.99) - Start your adventure in one of the best scary games and creepy horror games! In the horror you will find yourself in a creepy city filled with secrets, monsters, and adventure. Take an action and save your sister from the clown, find out the mystery of Death Park and the origin of the scary clown! Are you ready to fight your nightmares and various monsters that have flooded Farland? Can you cope with all puzzles that await you in this horror story?
Defend the Rook (Goblinz Studio, 14th Apr, £11.24 / €11.24) - Deploy your heroes to outsmart the enemy. Enjoy challenging tactics whilst fighting through waves of enemies. Turn the tables on the invaders with the aid of devastating spells! Overcome the odds and outsmart the enemy. Build and upgrade your towers to survive the onslaught To survive you'll need to utilize more than just your heroes wit and prowess! Careful placement of towers and upgrades will be necessary to ensure victory. Place traps and barricades to defend your castle.
Don't Starve Together (Klei Entertainment, 12th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - Don't Starve Together is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don't Starve. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land. Cooperate with your friends in a private game, or take your chances with strangers online. Work with other players to survive the harsh environment, or strike out on your own. Do whatever it takes, but most importantly, Don't Starve.
Extreme Speed Bundle Go! Fish Go! Adrenaline Rush, Jet Ski Rush (Baltoro Minis, 15th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Test your reflexes with three games that are all about speed! Complete obstacle filled water courses in JetSki Rush! Escape from your pursuers and crash as much as you can in Adrenaline Rush - Help a school of 5 fish escape from the aquarium in Go! Fish Go! Are you fast enough to master the Extreme Speed Bundle?
Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook (Ratalaika Games, 15th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Struggling student Steve is shipped off by his dad to his uncle’s farm for the summer so he can learn responsibility. Take control of Steve as he spends a summer in Fairbook, working on the farm, making new friends, and maintaining old relationships. You can raise and sell your own crops, spend time with local girls, and schedule activities for your week in advance. The game features nine different endings that change based on your decisions throughout the game. Will Steve become a good, responsible farmer, find love, or both?
Formula Retro Racing (CGA Studio Games, 15th Apr, £11.99 / €12.99) - Featuring the fast and exciting gameplay that the genre is known for, Formula Retro Racing captures the essence of old school racing games with low poly graphics, a retro soundtrack, and high-speed action. This revival of the classic-arcade racer takes advantage of modern hardware with smooth high frame-rate visuals as well as improved car handling and physics. Race through a diverse range of tracks across multiple game modes and car classes to beat your personal best times and compete in the global online leaderboards!
Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness (8-4, 14th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - It's another fine morning in Magicadia. . . except your castle has suddenly turned into a tank. And what's this about a dark prophecy that could lead to the end of all video games? A CONFUSION IS YOU. Choose your Gotta Protectors and get ready to hack, slash, and spell-sling your way through an epic campaign of over 100 thumb-blistering maps—plus dozens more available as optional DLC bonus chapters! The rules are simple. Put Princess Lola into the castle to start it rolling down the tracks. At the end of the tracks is an enemy castle. Smash YOUR castle into THEIR castle to destroy it—but don't let the enemies wipe out the Princess's HP first! - Read our Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness review
Hentai Uni (Big Way, 11th Apr, £1.99 / €2.2) - Four girls and 12 beautifully drawn scenes will cheer you up and help you relax!
Hidden Shapes: Animals + Lovely Cats (QUByte Interactive, 14th Apr, £2.69 / €2.99) - Hidden Shapes: Lovely Cats + Animals are a collection with two beautiful and relaxing minimalist hand-drawn jigsaw puzzles that have two options to choose, cats or animals in general. Both games in this bundle have similar features and playthrough, in the Cats edition, the player will have the opportunity to play with elements of the classic jigsaw puzzle with a lot of cute cat arts and in the Animal version, the player will have the same features, but with different levels and now with a diversity of animals in this theme. The context of this game is represented implicitly through level design, using abstract and minimalist elements
Inner Voices (No Gravity Games, 14th Apr, £5.79 / €6.66) - Tune yourself to the voices lurking in the head of John Blake - the tormented man dwelling in a trap… that only you can guide him out of. You will never know whether what you see is true - and you can be sure, that even after you’ve escaped the trap, not all had been discovered… You will be constantly searching for a way to escape the randomised maze of rooms, you will be haunted by new voices and you will be the one deciding… who dies. Meet John and his past in possibly the only adventure game with a non-linear plot, procedurally generated user path and (more than) a pinch of the atmosphere of your favorite horrors.
Labyrinth of the Chaka King (Studio Dragonet, 14th Apr, £5.69 / €6.31) - Legend has it that the Chaka Kingdom disappeared overnight without a trace, and the Tenryaku sisters are determined to solve the mystery. One day, the archaeologist duo discovers a subterranean entrance leading into the fabled Chaka King's Labyrinth. What twists and turns does it hold in store for them. . . ?
Lumberhill (ALL IN! GAMES, 15th Apr, £8.11 / €8.24) - A crazy multiplayer party game where lumberjacks try to get their tasks done and nature fights them every step of the way. Race against the clock, fulfill tasks, fight wildfires, pirates, and extremely annoying monkeys as you travel around the world and through time. Play in co-op, PvP, or solo mode! Lumberjacks Versus Absolute Chaos Sharpen your axe, call up your team, and iron your flannel! You’re going to need your best teamwork skills because nature is united in getting in your way.
Moorhuhn Jump and Run 'Traps and Treasures 2' (Higgs Games, 14th Apr, £9.00 / €9.99) - Welcome to the foot of the Shlimalaya! A new challenge for daring treasure hunter Moorhuhn Indy! Well-hidden among the snowy crags of the mountain massif lies the monastery of SingSong. Since the beginning of time, the monks have watched over a fabulous relic - the HEART OF GOLD. Legend has it that this invaluable treasure gives its bearer magic powers. Moorhuhn Indy will have to deal with many new and dastardly enemies, evade countless traps, cross rough terrain and battle snowdrifts. Yetis, local spirits and demons will do their best to hinder our hero on his way to the SingSong Monks' monastery. Then he will face the powerful, battle-hardened brothers themselves. And they are determined to protect the HEART OF GOLD at any cost...
Nobody Saves the World (DrinkBox Studios, 14th Apr, £20.24 / €22.49) - When the ancient Calamity re-awakens, who can save the world? Nobody! (That’s you, you’re Nobody. ) Master the art of transformation to become a Slug, Ghost, Dragon, and more in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee! Complete quests to discover and swap between 15+ varied and distinct Forms. Mix and match abilities in unexpected ways to unlock and complete even MORE challenging quests. Explore a vast overworld - on your own or with a friend online - while clearing shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop The Calamity and SAVE THE WORLD! - Read our Nobody Saves the World review
Pad of Time (Markanime Studios, 13th Apr, £7.19 / €7.99) - It's time to play a 2. 5D retro-style platformer... WITH A TWIST! Now thanks to the new time machine "Pad of Time" you will explore the past, present, and future from each level. Get ready to face tough bosses and try new ways to play with unique playable characters: the balanced Mark, the fast July, and the strong Art.
Pinball Freedom (CGA Studio Games, 14th Apr, £3.99 / €4.95) - Go Back to the Future with our Sci-fi table or indulge in a tale as old as time with our Fairytale themed machine. With our first-person, single-player simulation you’re encouraged to channel your 90s kid as you compete to make it to the top of the leaderboard. With five uniquely-themed distinct tables, get in on the action!
Pixel Game Maker Series OMA2RI ADVENTURE (Gotcha Gotcha Games, 14th Apr, £4.09 / €4.49) - A combination of a simple yet satisfying platformer & speedrun! Can you beat the record of the quickest clear times on all levels? You can practice the stages you've completed at any moment, giving you the chance to refine your skill! There are a total of 8 stages, and if you greet all 66 Jizo statues, you'll obtain a mysterious ancient document!
Pretty Girls Rivers (eastasiasoft, 14th Apr, £4.39 / €4.79) - Tile-matching action gets a new alluring twist in Pretty Girls Rivers! In this fast-paced puzzler, you’ll need to find pairs of tiles similar to mahjong solitaire, but instead of having stacks to clear, Rivers is all about patterns, obstacles and beating the clock. All tiles are revealed and easy to see, allowing you to strategically select pairs and avoid getting trapped. Quick-thinking combos will earn higher scores! And if you don’t feel like racing the clock, switch to easy mode for hints, shuffle assists and a more relaxed playstyle.
Radon Break (EntwicklerX, 14th Apr, £4.40 / €4.89) - Radon Break is a classic Brick Breaker / Arkanoid-style game. Break bricks by using the ball. Get items like speed, ball splitter, and paddle resize to make the game more challenging. Some specials like gun, power ball, or block wall helps you while playing your game. Radon Blast is full packed with randomly sorted stages. Jump from stage to stage, collect bonus items for a better higher score.
Robo Wars (MobilWay, 15th Apr, £5.09 / €5.94) - Fight face to face with your opponent or keep your distance, it's up to you how the fight will go! Your main task is to defeat all opponents and become a duel master. Test your skills against various opponents in all arenas! Upgrade and change your equipment as you like - all to achieve the coveted victory!
Rotund Rebound (Dahku, 14th Apr, £12.79 / €14.39) - Sentence has been passed on the dark carrot, so hop down the rabbit hole and hold on tight. An epic retro platforming adventure unfolds as you brave nightmare worlds and encounter a colourful cast of quirky characters on the road to rescuing your friends and conquering the shadows! Dive right into the gameplay with simple one-handed controls and discover the limitless depths of finesse that will make you a master. Explore lively interactive maps packed with rewarding locations and optional paths. Rescue your pudgy pals to play as them and unlock the potential of their unique abilities. Tackle extreme boss battles with bouncing as your only weapon.
RUN: The World In-Between (Plug In Digital, 14th Apr, £8.09 / €8.99) - In a place where everything is constantly moving, you will have to face the dangers of the World In-Between to reach for the light. Dodge the most devious traps while relying on your reflexes, hoping for a better future.
Shooting Star Island (Origamihero Games, 14th Apr, £4.39 / €4.9) - A huge black comet has landed on Shooting Star Island! This worries the islanders quite a bit. Stanky Star and Hooma decide to take a closer look and start their journey to the very top of the island. The secrets hidden deep within the comet must be explored. They might bring about the end of all things, after all! Shooting Star Island is a big and colorful 3d platformer. Stanky Star will rekindle his powers throughout his journey to the comet's depths, where lost worlds slumber and the Muses of the End sing their songs of destruction.
Sockventure (Versus Evil, 14th Apr, £17.99 / €19.99) - In this challenging 2D platformer game, play as a Superhero and help the Kid to find all the missing socks inside the cursed washing machine. Sockventure has stunning colorful graphics, hand-crafted levels, tight controls and fun ever-changing gameplay. Sockventure is a story about a kid whose favorite sock gets eaten by a cursed washing machine. Kid needs immediate help and calls superhero to the rescue and the adventure begins.
Toodee and Topdee (diet zribi, 14th Apr, £16.19 / €17.99) - Toodee and Topdee is a 2D Platformer and a Top-Down Puzzler hybrid. Switch between Toodee and Topdee and their unique perspectives, and watch how the game bends to the rules of the current genre. Solve mind-melting puzzles! Overcome hard-as-nails challenges in the precision platforming sections of the game. If you're having a hard time, you can modify some of the game rules in the difficulty settings. Meet strange friends on your quest to find the missing semicolon and return the balance to the universe. But also... Defeat huge BOSSES! Afraid to go alone? You can play with a friend in the local CO-OP mode. And don't tell anybody...There are secrets…
DLC / Add-On Content
- Doodle Devil: 3volution
- Gotta Protectors: Cart of Darkness
- MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA
- TOUHOU Spell Bubble
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!
Got a physical copy of 13 Sentinels on launch day. Playing it at the moment and it's incredible so far.
Downloaded Don't Starve Together thanks to the 60% off sale.
Gotta Protectors and Nobody Saves the World go onto the wish list.
13 Sentinels insta-download
Formula Retro Racing wishlisted
Nobody Saves the World insta-download
Gotta Protectors wishlisted.
With the huge number of games releasing each week, I can’t help but wonder how many of them actually sell enough units to cover their production costs…. Are there that many people buying “Air Hockey Puzzles”…?
Preordered a game first time in my life — got 13 Sentinels for 45 €. I've yet to grab it from the store though. Wishlisted the same games other commenters here did.
Picked up physical 13 Sentinels from Gamestop. Vanillaware!
Taito is ludicrously overpriced and apparently there are to be more volumes coming up, which makes the stinginess of the first collection all the more contemptible (especially when you consider that previous generation compilations were not only more generous with the quantity of games, but with the supplementary features as well).
I’ll bite though once they give us New Zealand Story. Speaking of which, why hasn’t Hamster gotten to that yet?
Bush Hockey League looks fun, hopefully it plays well.
Sentinels hasn't been on my Radar that much but after reading your Review of it I'm very curious about it now. It's slowing down on the game releases side of things so I'm going to check that out.
Tormented Souls I will be getting on cartridge
But nothing for download
Oh my God! 13 Sentinels is REALLY good!!
@gaga64 That's actually something I'd really like to know, too.
I can share how my games are doing, at least: I sell a couple of units per game a day and I've broken even a few weeks ago, altogether.
I never play or make puzzle games because they don't interest me, but gamers are a pretty diverse crowd, making my own tastes a bad metric. It's really hard to say.
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