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
Ganryu 2 (Just For Games, 22nd April, £17.99) - Ganryu 2 is the sequel to the Ganryu game made by VISCO on NEOGEO back in 1999. The universe takes place in a feudal fantasy Japan which is strongly inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi, whose adventures are unfolded in a series of books (mainly "The Stone and the Sword").Play as Miyamoto Musashi and travel through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to south to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything started between Musashi and Kojiro. Story: After his victory against Kojiro, Musashi decided to meditate and try his hand at art, in the north of Japan, in the province of Hokkaido. During one of his meditations, a spirit contacted him : "Miyamoto Musashi, our fight is not over, I am waiting for you to finish our fight once and for all! All of Japan will pay for your insult! I'm waiting for you Miyamoto Musashi!” There is no doubt for Musashi that the voice was the Sasaki Kojirō’s one. His body was defeated, but his spirit remains, and his intentions are still destructive. Miyamoto Musashi then understood that he would have to travel across Japan from north to south and go to the island of Ganryû-jima, where he firstly defeated Sasaki Kojirō, to fight again and liberate the spirit of Kojiro forever.
Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles (Wired Productions, 21st April, £15.99) - Squish, bop and bounce through the Great Depths, an underwater world filled with Motes; bioluminescent creatures who spend their lives deep in the Bioverse, living on the rhythms of an electronica soundscape. Lumote is a Mote different from others; inquisitive, and with an "eye" on power. When the shift causes the Great Depths to turn red, Lumote sets out on an epic quest to return the world to Blue. To do so, Lumote must learn to take control of the Great Depths inhabitants and gain mastery of it's puzzles in order to defeat the greatest Mote of them all… the Mastermote!
Metal Tales Overkill (Zeroing Games, 21st April, £14.99) - The God Kuk is possessing all the guitar gods, and through them, the metalheads. Through infinite concerts, he is helping his legion of metalhead zombies wipe out every original creation of metal bands and their dedicated fans. As legions of metalheads are stripped from their passion, only one person can really grind through the challenge and come out victorious. Metal Tales: Overkill is an action-adventure game where Metal and Adrenaline clash to give you the ultimate 3D roguelike guitar-shooter. Fight against the looming curse affecting your Metal brothers and free them from an ancient evil. Will you manage to defeat all the metal gods, save the world, and become the ultimate Metal God yourself?
Neptunia X SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars (Reef Entertainment, 22nd April, £44.99) - The two warring nations from the Neptunia and SENRAN KAGURA series have now joined forces in one action-packed RPG! Choose from 10 possible characters, including two new characters: Yuuki and Goh, and pick two characters to set forth on your adventure. Swiftly switch between your two chosen characters in battle!
Switch eShop - New Releases
8 Ball Clash (QuByte Entertainment, 21st April, £3.59) - 8 Ball Clash is a billiard or snooker game made for everyone. To the people who never play it or the more experience ones that want to improve your skills and get the best score through the tables. Beat the solids and stripes classic mode or get max score winning different challenges around Barcelona, Indonesia, London, Mexico, Moscow, Paris, Rio, Sydney, Tokyo and Las Vegas to win the billiards championship!
8doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure (NEOWIZ, 20th April, £15.29) - 8Doors is a story-driven Metroidvania-style action platformer heavily influenced by Korean folktales. Play as ‘Arum’, a brave girl that has entered the realm of the afterlife in search of her father’s soul and guide her through the '8 Doors of Purgatory' to solve the mysteries that lie deep within.
Anuchard (Freedom Games, 21st April, £10.79) - Generations after the collapse, its surviving descendants have chosen you to become The Bellwielder of the magical Audros Bell. Go forth, battle monsters, solve puzzles, and restore Anuchard to its former skyward glory!
Bit Orchard: Animal Valley (RedDeerGames, 22nd April, £6.29) - UPGRADE YOUR ORCHARD Sell your apples to earn money and improve your orchard. Expand your land and find new secrets. Who knows, maybe you'll make new friends along the way... RETRO GRAPHICS Enjoy a trip down memory lane, with stylized 2D graphics, resembling old Game Boy titles. If you love pixel art games, you shouldn't hesitate to try out this charming game. CHIPTUNE MUSIC You’ll hear a few catchy tunes to improve on your adventure. You can swap between tracks, whenever you go back into your room, for some much needed rest.
Burger Bistro Story (Kairosoft, 21st April, £11.69) - Get ready to experience a new fast food sensation! Create your own diner and grill your way to success. Create different recipes and offer your patrons a truly customized experience! Think outside the box and experiment in the kitchen. Replace your meat patty with a fish fillet and tartare sauce, or a bacon, lettuce, and egg combo. You're limited only by your imagination! And the fun doesn't stop with burgers. Create menus for side dishes, drinks, and desserts to really capture the hearts of your customers!
Castle Formers (Ratalaika Games, 22nd April, £4.99) - Castle Formers cleverly combines platform action with castle defense to create original and dynamic gameplay. Choose to control a king or queen and defend your beloved castle from invading hordes.
Catana (Chilidog Interactive, 20th April, £6.29) - When an unseen phenomenon creates havoc in nature, strange veggie mutants start to appear in the courtyard of a quiet monastery. To beat back the hostile peppers and eggplants, the master of the monastery takes a disciple under his wing — the young and fierce samurai Catana! Guide Catana as he masters the attacks that will save not only the monastery but also the world beyond it. With an easy-to-play and hard-to-master approach, you'll create matches that eliminate groups of enemies, unleash powerful special attacks and take down crafty bosses. On your way to the epic liberation you'll face Tentacles, Lava Crunchers, Robots and more. These monsters will lead you to the memorable showdown with the mysterious force behind mutations.
CosmicBreak Gun & Slash (Cyberstep, 21st April, £14.90) - A hack and slash with the "CosmicBreak" characters! "CosmicBreak Gun & Slash" is a spin-off of "CosmicBreak", an MMO battle shooter featuring robots and humanoids!
Deck of Ashes: Complete Edition (BUKA Entertainment, 21st April, £22.49) - Deck of Ashes is an adventure game with tactical card combat. In this complete edition of the game an elven archer Sibyl the Dark Soul joins the cast of antiheroes on their quest for redemption. As Sibyl, use superior sharpshooter skills, resurrect fallen enemies or induce Fear and Hysteria in everyone who oppose you. One character at a time, explore the cursed fantasy world and hunt down powerful cards. Put your survival and resource management skills to the test when upgrading your Camp of allies.
Dragon Caffi (Ddraig House Game Studio, 21st April, £21.99) - Dragon Caffi is an open-world puzzle adventure game of pure, lighthearted happiness suitable for all ages! This game is all lovingly hand-painted and traditionally animated (on paper in some cases!), and the sole purpose of this little adventure is to be a happy, fun experience for all to enjoy.
Evasion from Hell (EpiXR, 21stb April, £9.99) - In this game, you start your journey in the lowest circle of hell and slowly work your way up to gates of hell in order to escape and return to the world of the living. Therefore, the game consists of 9 huge areas, each representing one circle of hell. In each area the player has to find a certain number of soul crystals in order to open the portal to the next level and to advance one circle.
Funny Car Wash: Trucks & Cars Carwash RPG Game Garage for Kids & Toddlers (McPeppergames, 21st April, £17.99) - In this unique game for boys and girls, kids of all ages, you run your own car wash garage. With a lot of cool cleaning action tools, you have to clean a variety of fun cars, trucks, excavators, tractors and other vehicles. Whether fire engine, racing car, ambulance, police car or food truck. Your tasks include actions such as brushing, wiping, hosing down, polishing or checking cars for viruses and bacteria with a magnifying glass and even bewitching them with a magic wand. With every cleaning action you earn diamonds, which you can then use to unlock new vehicles or to make your vehicles dirty again. Long-term motivation guaranteed! A balloon pop mini-game is also included! You don't need any language skills to play this game! This makes it the perfect educational game for babies too. Just use your finger, choose a tool and wash your chosen car right on the Nintendo Switch™ console screen. Perfect for preschool Kids, Kindergarten Kids, First-Grader and Kids of All Ages. The Carwash Game is 100% frustration free and includes a motivating reward system! Please note that this game only uses the touch functionality of the Nintendo Switch™ console.
Galactic Wars EX (JanduSoft, 21st April, £7.19) - Galactic Wars EX is the best experience on shoot 'em up of genre. Play solo or with a friend in the coop mode and combat with the enemies across the forty phases with their bosses and mini bosses. You can choose on 3 different ships to fight against evil with different capabilities. More weapons and power ups wait for you in this 16 bits space game.
Galagi Shooter (Pix Arts, 22nd April, £4.99) - Galagi Shooter is based on the old school arcade hit space defender game, probably one of the best game ever made. Highly playable, action-packed, this game include many aliens waves to defeat and power ups to collect. Either you played this game before and will enjoy pure fun tinted of nostalgia, either you will discover why retro gaming is so cool. Get Ready!
Horror Stories (RandomSpin Games, 21st April, £1.79) - Do not catch the eye of the killer, if he notices you, you will surely die. Find items that can be used to create a trap. Hide from the killer in the closets or under the bed. Learn how the killer behaves to avoid meeting him.
In the Mood (eastasiasoft, 21st April, £4.49) - Play as the Naughty Seagull and meet more than 10 alluring ladies across dozens of puzzle stages, each with unique ball layouts and some light platforming for our fearless fowl to navigate! Grab your ball and throw it at the stacks above you, and if you match 3 or more, the connected balls will come tumbling down to reveal a part of the image beneath. Be careful, though! The ceiling slowly creeps downward, threatening to crush you under the remaining balls if you’re not fast enough.
Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape -The Old Inn- (Regista, 21st April, £7.49) - This game is an escape-the-room game(mythtery-adventure game).
Lila's Sky Ark (Graffiti Games, 21st April, £13.49) - Lila’s psychedelic world is in grave danger. Help her and her eccentric friends stop the Conductor’s minions from destroying all things musical and magical in this meditative action-adventure game.
MotoGP 22 (Milestone, 21st April, £39.99) - Engines running: let’s get the most immersive and authentic MotoGP™ gaming experience started.
NeonLore (Playstige Interactive, 21st April, £5.39) - Neon-Lore is a first-person free form exploration game. You’ll meet interesting characters and discover what had happened to human race in the near future. As you will roam along the neon-soaked streets, you’ll discover what the world has become, how life goes on in a world of intriguing fusion of chaos and technological advancement. In Neon-Lore, you will solve puzzles and encounter with various characters and learn about their past life, dreams and fears…And get a chance to discover deeper about the social transformations that has impacted human life in the 21st century…
orbit.industries (Klabata, 21st April, £17.99) - In space, no one can hear you scream - neither a victorious cry, nor one loaded with frustration. So what shall it be, Space Pioneer, when you are the Captain of it all?
Princess and Fairytales Jigsaw Puzzles - Princesses Fairy Tales Intelligence Trainer Kids Games Learning Game for Girls & Boys (McPeppergames, 21st April, £13.49) - Immerse yourself in the fantastic world of fairy tales. This children's puzzle game takes you into a fantastic fairytale world, consisting of adventures, mystical beings, dragons and creatures, witches, knights, unicorns and lots of princesses and fairytales.
Rainbow Yggdrasil (Otorakobo, 21st April, £10.79) - Rainbow Yggdrasil is a roguelike game The color of heroine, monsters and even dungeons change into various colors. We use "RGB" as an abbreviation to express color. In this world of Rainbow Yggdrasil, RGB itself becomes the parameter. Please experience this brand new game design.
Revita (Plug In Digital, 21st April, £15.29) - Exchange health for power in fast paced glass cannon gameplay. Find the right balance of attack and defense as you try, die, repeat and progress up the tower.
Roguebook (Bacon, 21st April, £22.49) - Embrace the challenge of a roguelike deckbuilder with unique mechanics from the developers of Faeria and Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering™. Build a team of two heroes, unleash powerful combos and defeat the legends of the Roguebook!
Rotund Zero (Dahku, 21st April, £1.50) - A byte-sized Game Boy-infused experience! Approachable precision-platforming! Short but carefully handcrafted levels! Shuffled levels keep each 5-minute run fresh! Win shiny medals in Time-Attack! Dip your paw into the unique gameplay of the Rotund series! How far can you go before the clock hits ZERO?
Sakura Angels (Gamuzumu, 21st April, £9.99) - Two girls blessed with magical powers are faced with the task of saving a lonely boy, Kenta, from the clutches of a mysterious witch.
Samurai Bringer (Playism, 21st April, £7.39) - Susanoo, a powerful deity, challenged Yamata-no-Orochi to save Kushinada, who was to be sacrificed to the dragon. However, he was bested by the dragon and his power was taken from him.
STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed (ASPYR, 20th April, £17.99) - You are Starkiller, Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, who has been trained to hunt down and destroy the Jedi. Take advantage of devastating Force powers and lightsaber combos to do Darth Vader’s bidding. Similar to the 2008 release on the Nintendo Wii™, use the Nintendo Joy-Con™ motion controls to truly feel the destructive power of the Force or challenge a friend to a 1v1 in the local multiplayer Duel mode!
Super Mega Zero (Rogue Games, 21st April, £8.99) - Miss Undefined has been whisked away by the dastardly Kill Screen. Go from Zero to Hero in this fast-paced platformer, chasing time, the high score, and eventually the Kill Screen itself. Super Mega Zero is a tight precision and puzzle platformer with shoot 'em up elements. Simply touch an upgrade and switch forms to go from classic, straight-forward platforming to the more puzzle-like action number system or Shoot' Em Up gameplay.
The Last Friend (Skystone Games, 21st April, £13.49) - In a world that has become yet another post-apocalyptic future where humanity is distracted by chaos, destruction, rampant mutants and a thing called surviving, something even more sinister is afoot... The World's doggos are disappearing! Now enters Alpha (you) who at an early age lost his man's best friend...
Wild West Crops (Ratalaika Games, 20th April, £4.99) - Wild West Crops is a retro-style mini metroidvania game that tells the story of El Gatito, a cool cat who fights against mutant crops to save Meowtown. It was a peaceful night, like any other in Meowtown, suddenly a giant radioactive meteor fell on the city's plantations turning the crops into mutants who wanted to destroy everything around them. Now, it's up to El Gatito to rescue the city from this terrible vegetable menace!
Wizard Mike (Simplicity Tomasz Dyrak, 22nd April, £5.99) - Is magical kingdom doomed, having only Wizard Mike as its protector? Yes. Most likely. But there’s a chance, small one but still – Mike might not be the smartest guy in the room. Maybe he failed alchemy classes 17 times in a row. Maybe he almost destroyed the entire University of Magic causing an explosion during the potions class. But he doesn’t lack self-confidence! He just needs your help. Guide him through the battle with evil forces and save the kingdom!
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!
Another week, another game from Pix Arts. Or rather asset flip from Pix Arts. That's 78 games now they've released since last January. I've always suspected that it's really RCMADIAX from the Wii U days. Everything about the games screams RCMADIAX. From the awful looking icon art to the cheap looking font and terrible names - Candy Match Kiddies, Blastoid Breakout, Jumping Helix Ball, Space Aliens Invaders, Froggy Crossing...
It's RCMADIAX for sure.
I'll download Star Wars TFU as I liked the Wii game and fancy a handheld playthrough. Despite it's tepid reviews.
I need to know more about a few others on there via reliable reviews. Ganryu 2 in particular.
In The Mood has at least a more interesting art stile for a crap titty game than usual. But it still looks dull.
Is “ Princess and Fairytales Jigsaw Puzzles - Princesses Fairy Tales Intelligence Trainer Kids Games Learning Game for Girls & Boys” the longest game title yet?
Also, how shameless is Galagi Shooter?
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