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
Cricket 22 The Official Game Of The Ashes (Nacon, 28th Apr, £53.99 / €59.99) - Cricket 22 delivers the most robust, substantial game of cricket that fans have ever seen. Enjoy the full licensed Ashes contest – the pinnacle of the long-standing rivalry between Australia and England. In addition, contest Australia’s big-hitting Big Bash T20 competition, the hugely innovative The Hundred in England, the tropical party of the CPL in the Caribbean, and take to the international field of battle with fully-licensed teams from Australia, England, The West Indies, New Zealand and Ireland. And, in keeping with Big Ant’s commitment to equality and equal representation, both the Men’s and Women’s games have been replicated across all of Cricket 22.
Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 29th Apr, £30.99 / €39.99) - Swing, kick, spike, and bowl your way to victory in a sports collection that will get the whole family moving Get moving with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (Swordplay) using Joy-Con controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. With controlled motions, you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot, or even use a Joy-Con with the Leg Strap accessory to kick the ball in a Soccer Shootout. Family and friends can join in on the fun on the same system or online. Plus a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall; get ready to Golf! - Read our Nintendo Switch Sports review
Zombie Army 4: Dead War (RebellionInteract, 26th Apr, £39.99 / €49.99) - Includes all Season Pass One content FREE: 3 Additional Levels, 4 Character Packs, 9 Weapon Bundles, 5 Weapon Skin Packs, 4 Character Outfit Bundles Hitler’s hordes are back for more in this spine-chilling shooter from the makers of Sniper Elite 4! Abominable occult enemies, epic weapons and a harrowing new campaign for 1-4 players await in 1940s Europe, as you fight to save humankind from undead Armageddon! - Read our Zombie Army 4: Dead War review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic (Byking, 27th Apr, £11.99 / €12.79) - The world of Abyss Memory: In a world amongst the heavens, A curious, little angel named Mariel spent all her days reading through the vast collection of books in the grand library. One day, while browsing the library’s collection, she came across a very peculiar book with naught but the title, “Abyss” printed on its cover. The pages within were blank. In truth, Mariel had heard the name, “Abyss” from the elder angels before. It was the name of the world below the heavens. Intrigued by the notion, her curiosity grew until she couldn’t resist any longer.
Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition (Untold Tales, 28th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Embark on an emotional journey of losing the love of one's life in the critically acclaimed Arise: A simple story, a 3D adventure game enhanced for Nintendo Switch, as The Director’s Cut. Manipulate time, solve puzzles, and reshape surroundings as you push forward into the bittersweet recollections of a past life. This is a story about happiness and hardship, joy and sorrow. A story that all of us will one day experience.
As Far As The Eye (Goblinz Studio, 28th Apr, £13.22 / €14.69) - You play as the wind guiding the Pupils, a tribe that must reach the center of the world. You’ll have to manage their resources, their buildings, and their lives. Help them grow wiser through agriculture, crafting, scientific and mystical research before the world is submerged. Be careful though, you have to manage your tribe perfectly and make sure they’re not starving or taken by surprise by the waters.
Ashland Dossier (Console Labs, 27th Apr, £9.99 / €10.99) - Ashland Dossier is an espionage thriller packed with elements of turn-based stealth tactics and role-play adventure. Use your cunning, agility, and wit to finish off the Nazi plague for good this time. Ahead of you lies a deadly confrontation as the enemy threatens to drive the world into the depth of dreadful and pointless war once again. After WWII, numerous Nazis managed to slip through the cracks and escape overseas. Like rats, they scattered around the world to hide in shadows believing that the long arm of justice will never reach them. However, this is one fatal delusion.
Base Jump Wing Suit Flying (BoomBit Games, 28th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Spread your wings and start flying like you’ve never been before! Base Jump Wing Suit Flying allows you to take part in awesome and exciting extreme sports. Use Wingsuit to jump and fly over multiple cool environments and beat your high scores! This is the new kind of arcade flight experience!
Bugsnax (Young Horses, 28th Apr, £15.20 / €17.59) - Bugsnax takes you on a journey to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Invited by intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig, you arrive to discover your host nowhere to be found, her camp in shambles, and her followers scattered across the island alone. . . and hungry! It's up to you to solve the mysteries of Snaktooth Island: What happened to Lizbert? What are Bugsnax and where do they come from? But most of all, why do they taste SO GOOD? Venture Deep to Seek the Truth! - Read our Bugsnax review
Bunny Reversi (DillyFrame, 28th Apr, £1.61 / €1.79) - Classic Reversi game also known as Othello now comes to fully 3d! Play as a Bunny against AI or against your couch friend in split-screen mode. Play with one of the 4 characters to develop logical and strategic thinking, to anticipate the moves of your opponent and evaluate your moves and their consequences.
Cardful Planning (Thalamus Digital, 29th Apr, £2.49 / €3) - Cardful Planning is an action puzzle game with a twist, as you take on the role of a brave little playing card on an epic adventure through a dangerous dungeon. Do you have what it takes to battle your way through 100+ levels and take down "The Bad Hand" to save your beloved card companion?
Catie in MeowmeowLand (Blowfish Studios, 28th Apr, £8.49 / €10.19) - Catie in MeowmeowLand is a beautiful traditional point-and-click adventure game set in a bizarre world of cats and ludicrous characters. As Catie follows a strange white cat in her garden she suddenly finds herself in a mysterious world of MeowmeowLand, where she has to undergo a journey to find her way back home. Your task is to help Catie get there!
Dandy & Randy DX (Ratalaika Games, 29th Apr, £6.99 / €6.99) - Dandy and Randy is a 2D top-down old-school game featuring two of the worst archaeologists that have ever graced the Earth. Dandy and Randy are a couple of archaeologists who are in a pickle. They owe a ton of money to their bank, and they need a way to pay it back, or they are done for! Luckily, they have just received the information about a mysterious, fabled precious stone showing up on a faraway island. Can they find it, pay back their debts, and at the same time become rich? It's up to you to find out!
Feral Flowers (Starriver, 29th Apr, £3.00 / €3.60) - Feral Flowers is a lightning-fast romp through 92 levels of botanical platforming mayhem. Playing as Quigley the Gardener, you'll battle hordes of pollen-spewing flowers. Owing to his rather unfortunate pollen allergy, you'll need to battle against the clock to beat them before the air gets too dense and you sneeze yourself all the way back to the first stage.
Gems of Magic: Dwarf's Destiny (Mindscape, 28th Apr, £6.39 / €7.99) - Having lost his home, the young dwarf Axel embarks on a journey looking to discover the world and to find a new place to call home. After weeks of travel, Axel finds himself in the city of the Forest Dwellers. Their village has been destroyed by the Goblins who rampaged through the forest. The Forest Dwellers desperately need your help!
Get Packed: Couch Chaos (Coatsink Software, 28th Apr, £9.99 / €11.99) - When a greedy salt mining company takes over Ditchlington, Last Ditch Removals must handle the hostile eviction. With little time and even less caution, your ragtag removals team gets to work rapidly relocating the entire town…leaving a trail of destruction, explosions, and debris in your wake! Couch Chaos is a truckload of fun with its story-driven campaign, destructive game modes, and selection of minigames, hosted at Drillbyland.
Layer Section™ & Galactic Attack™ S-Tribute (City Connection, 28th Apr, £22.67 / €25.19) - Released in 1995 by Taito, Layer Section is the home console version of the arcade game RayForce, a vertical shooting game. Players control X-LAY, a mobile weapon equipped with lock-on lasers and battle against the Con-Human system for the survival of humankind. You can also play Galactic Attack, the overseas release of Layer Section. Enjoy the enhanced BGM of the home console game in stereo sound in this title. The remixed main melodies are tastefully different from their arcade versions! New useful features like game rewind, slow mode, and quick save have been added.
LilyDeux Black Lily Warning (Mediascape, 28th Apr, £12.5 / €15) - This is the story of the battle of the girls "Lily" who have mysterious abilities. These girls are bonded by friendship. That is "coupling". Only more power can change a school dominated by violence!
LOST BUBBLES: Sweet mates (KIMIDORI SOFT, 28th Apr, £2.39 / €2.69) - Game goals: Control the soap, move, and dash to get to the soap holder. However, each time the soap is moved, its durability is reduced by friction with the floor. Please reach the soap holder before it loses its durability. Feature: Online multiplayer: There are quick matches and friend matches, both of which you are free to enter and exit at any time.
Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom (Artifex Mundi, 29th Apr, £13.49 / €14.99) - An alchemist's apprentice returns home from university to finish her training under a great master. Little does she know a real paranormal adventure has only just begun.
Marble Maid (eastasiasoft, 28th Apr, £7.19 / €7.99) - A cutie in a maid uniform prepares to tackle her dirtiest job yet! In this puzzle ball adventure, you’ll control the adorable maid as she rolls around a larger-than-life estate and clears away the dust bunnies plaguing each room. Chase down and eliminate at least 3 dust bunnies and roll to the goal before time is up, and you’ll clear the stage! Marble Maid offers a hardcore challenge that makes you work hard for its unlockables.
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon (HuneX, 28th Apr, £14.89 / €16.66) - Story Living on a far away planet was a girl named Marco who'd never seen her mother's face. She put her treasure hunting behind her to go travelling in search of her mother with her dragon friend Arco. They're bound for the place Marco was born, Earth.
NEW TERRA® (Winteryear Studios, 28th Apr, £19.22 / €23.19) - When there are dangerous space contracts no one else is willing to take. . . They call you. NEW TERRA® is an action strategy game where each level you find yourself on a new world performing dangerous missions such as daring rescue operations, extracting ancient alien artifacts, dodging volcanos on distant moons, repairing antennas in deep space, taking out war criminals, hauling ice during asteroid storms, fighting sandworms, enemy ships, turrets, giant lasers, and stealthy planetary destroyers.
Nonogram Minimal (Hook Games, 29th Apr, £2.51 / €2.79) - Play 200 hand-crafted puzzles, from 5x5 to 25x25. Beautiful colorful and monochrome images. Random puzzle generator for infinite fun .Show your creativity in Level editor.
OshiRabu: Waifus Over Husbandos + Love･or･die (PROTOTYPE, 28th Apr, £35.99 / €39.99) - The yuri adventure game OshiRabu: Waifus Over Husbandos was released for PC in February 2020, becoming a hit around the world. The sequel, OshiRabu: Waifus Over Husbandos ~Love･or･die~, was released in July 2021. Now both games can be enjoyed with OshiRabu: Waifus Over Husbandos + Love･or･die on Nintendo Switch!
P.3 (RedDeerGames, 29th Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - SIMPLE CONTROLS, HARDCORE CHALLENGE! Two buttons - that's all you need to control the spaceship. By steering the ship left or right, you will shoot at enemies - when the ship is flying straight, it will not shoot. Push left and right simultaneously to fire an alternative weapon. Simple, yet hard to master when you facing a whole horde of aliens!
Panmorphia: Awakened (LKMAD, 28th Apr, £5.99 / €6.99) - • The Legend of Panmorphia • The legend goes that in each generation a child is born, a sentinel, bound to the land of Panmorphia and the four elements that govern it. The sentinels have the ability to wield each element and transform themselves into an animal that best represents it. With the use of the amulet they are able to combine all four elements and travel through the aether.
Parkasaurus (Washbear Studio, 28th Apr, £17.00 / €18.89) - Parkasaurus is a dinosaur tycoon management simulation where you take care of your dinosaurs by constructing well-designed exhibits, researching specialized technologies, and maximizing profits to expand into the ultimate dinosaur theme park. Do you favor development for guests or your dinosaurs?
Party Bundle: Ludomania & Flowlines VS & 2048 Battles (Baltoro Games, 29th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Spark up your party with these three cooperative logic games.
Ping Pong Arcade (Merge Games, 28th Apr, £10.79 / €11.99) - Ping Pong Arcade tests your skills with a variety of challenging game modes and customisation options. Go from novice to pro with five difficulty levels to suit any player’s skill. Conquer the campaign mode by beating opponents in five different locations including an arcade, a stadium and a Japanese garden. Unlock eleven “super-powers” as you play and use skills such as “Ultra Hit”, “Giga Paddle” and “Soap Bubble”, to outwit and overpower your opponent.
Ravenous Devils (Troglobytes Games, 29th Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - A horror cooking simulator where the secret ingredient is crime. Improve your shops by buying new tools and serving your customers. Manage a tailor shop and corpse-cooking business in a city where crime, corruption and poverty are commonplace. Percival and Hildred have just moved here with nothing but a dream: to get extremely rich.
RESEARCH and DESTROY (Spike Chunsoft, 26th Apr, £16.74 / €19.99) - Take control of three brilliant scientists as you RESEARCH and develop strange new weapons and gadgets to DESTROY the Supernatural hordes that have all but crushed humanity! RESEARCH - Gain fresh insight into the Supernatural threat via battlefield vivisections, then develop radical upgrades for each weird weapon and fascinating gadget!
SOTANO - Puzzle Escape Room (M9 GAMES, 27th Apr, £3.59 / €3.99) - Driving home from the airport you glance at your fuel gauge and notice the needle is hitting the red line. Starting to feel tired you decide to take a little known shortcut through a quiet village, the shorter drive will save fuel rather than stopping to fill up. “It’ll be fine, I just want to get home” you say to yourself. Passing some of the large old houses the car begins to make some strange noises and you realise you have pushed your luck, rolling slowly to a halt in front of one of the largest houses on the street.
TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight (PLAYISM, 28th Apr, £15.09 / €16.79) - Yukumo is a young girl traversing the world in her beloved airship. Upon arriving at a particular Far Eastern town to run some errands, her airship suddenly breaks down. She decides to explore the town to search for parts for repair; however, the town has fallen silent with no trace of the people who live there, the only inhabitants being a strange cat-like species...
The Serpent Rogue (Team17, 26th Apr, £15.99 / €19.99) - Playing as a mysterious alchemist known only as The Warden, you will craft, brew, boil & concoct potions all in your stead to protect the realm from the dreadful Serpent Rogue!
The Sorrowvirus - A Faceless Short Story (eastasiasoft, 27th Apr, £10.79 / €11.99) - Follow the journey of Wyatt Heyll, a young man stricken with a multitude of ailments from an early age. On the verge of death, Wyatt’s parents administer a paranormal substance known as the Sorrowvirus, which contaminates the human soul and prevents it from passing on to the afterlife. This causes a subject to fall into Purgatory instead, where they can heal and return to life. However, every time Wyatt comes back, his cancers and illnesses return more quickly than before. Wyatt's parents allow him to continue dying over and over while they perform research on organic particles found in Purgatory that may cure him once and for all.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe (Crows Crows Crows, 27th Apr, £19.99 / €21.99) - You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will have your choices taken from you. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you. What's New? The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of the critically acclaimed, award-winning indie game The Stanley Parable from 2013. - Read our The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe review
Threaded (Ocean Media, 28th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - Threaded is a puzzle game that's all about putting together pixel art pictures! Draw colourful links between different points, and complete lots of different original pixel artwork. Experience simple yet rewarding gameplay, soothing visuals and music, and even in-game trivia and fun facts — all in Threaded! -72 challenging puzzles! -Cute, embroidered pixel puzzle art -Fun trivia questions -Beautiful relaxing acoustic soundtrack -Simple zoom and hint functions
Transiruby (Flyhigh Works, 28th Apr, £10.16 / €11.24) - "Transiruby" is a metroidvania game where you explore the world as a cyborg protagonist named Siruby. Slash and shoot your way to reveal its hidden secrets! A strange continent from a different dimension has suddenly appeared… and Siruby, a young cyborg traveling space just happens to pass by. Taking her trusty AI partner “Ne-com” with her, she sets out to explore this unknown land.
TURN TACK (DAEWON MEDIA, 28th Apr, £11.09 / €12.29) - A girl destined to fall into the Aztec Empire. Will she become a destroyer or the savior? Aztec, a world destroyed every 4thousand years. After the fourth fall, the fifth destruction is imminent. As the myth 'sacrificing a gray-haired girl could prevent the world from being destroyed, people of Aztec tries to sacrifice her. A girl who ran (Fla) goes on an adventure to overcome the difficulties by struggling for survival from Aztec people.
Unsouled (NEOWIZ, 27th Apr, £12.07 / €13.43) - Unsouled is a 2D action RPG game requiring immense elaborate control. Take a break from repetitive attack and dodge action by challenging yourself with the world of Unsouled.
WAIFU IMPACT (JanduSoft, 28th Apr, £3.81 / €4.24) - WAIFU IMPACT is a third person shooter, immersive single-player game in a paradisiac deserted island. Equip yourself with a watergun and unlock all the waifus! It's so hot, so why don't you come to Waifu Island? The cutest girls are waiting for you, let's have some fun! Watergun in hand, find all the stars and unlock the 8 beautiful girls! Increase your affinity with the girls defeating your enemies with them and then check out the gallery to see what they have for you!
Watcher Chronicles (Third Sphere Game Studios, 28th Apr, £19.99 / €19.99) - Purgatory has been invaded by an unholy threat. A group of fallen angels called “The Watchers” now seek to transform it into a new hell. Lost souls must unite or face utter annihilation…
West Water (Ilya Chkoliar, 29th Apr, £8.99 / €9.99) - The end has come and gone. Or so you thought. . . You have been living alone for a long time. Scavenge and fight your way through the desolate town of West Water! Loot, fight, survive!
Whisper Trip (OOO Valnat, 28th Apr, £4.49 / €4.99) - Whisper Trip is a fast cooperative action side-scroller with a touch of cyberpunk. You’re a newly recruited TPF agent. Who just learned that TPF stands for Tactical Police Force – an anti-terrorist squad with an obvious mission to eliminate criminal groups…
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
- ARIA CHRONICLE
- Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
- Death's Gambit: Afterlife
- GROOVE COASTER WAI WAI PARTY!!!!
- HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™
- RESEARCH and DESTROY
- WorldNeverland: Elnea 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!
Eyeing up Parkasaurus, but only got Jurassic World: Evolution the other week in an eshop sale and have JW:E 2 on PS5 too, so might be a bit dino'd out! xD
Physical copy of Nintendo Switch Sports arriving tomorrow!
Was gunna grab Bugsnax, but you've shot down that idea with your 5/10 review.
So I'll probably trawl through the eShop sale to see if there is anything worth grabbing
In my house, it will be the Wii Sports weekend, now playing on Nintendo Switch.
Nothing mentioned here but I'll browse the eshop to see if there's something I might have missed out on.
There's a sale going on now too, but this sale seems to not include 3DS games. Such a shame in my opinion .
Nintendo Switch sports because I am a sucker. Insta-download
The Stanley Parable UD & Arise are also insta-
I need reviews for The Serpent Rogue and Cricket 22.
My Steam Deck arrives tomorrow, so nothing for me this week.
Nintendo Switch Sports day one for me
Just zombie army 4 for me but on cartridge 😅😊
Marble Maid because of "reasons"😏😏
Nothing for me, but I would like at some point to get Nintendo switch sports!
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