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 eShop - New Releases
Aery - A New Frontier (EpiXR, 12th May, £9.99 / €9.99) - You can observe how humanity slowly evolves, inhabits new planets and discovers the secrets of the galaxy. While you progress through the story you will be able to see the different stages in which humanity has been at every state of their evolution. The story itself talks about different events and milestones that have been reached as well as different happenings in between. You can quite literally fly through space and time and different stages of human development.
Attentat 1942 (Charles Games, 12th May, £12.59 / €13.99) - Attentat 1942 is a historically-accurate adventure told through the eyes of World War 2 survivors. Written and made by professional historians.
Connecto (Lone Wolf Technology, 13th May, £2.69 / €2.99) - Connecto is a game about making connections. Tap the dots on the edge of the playing field to shoot them in the direction of their arrow. If two dots with the same number meet, they establish a connection. Chain at least two twos, three threes, or four fours to make a match.
Doctor Hospital: Hypocondriac Simulator (Cooking & Publishing, 11th May, £2.69 / €2.99) - Each time the questions get harder and harder. You will find more than 20 different questions. Alternate endings depending on how many questions you manage to answer. Open chests to unlock new characters. Discover a secret and crucial question in the 150th question.
Dog's Donuts (QUByte Interactive, 12th May, £2.69 / €2.99) - DOG’S DONUTS is a physical-based puzzle game where you control a machine that shoots donuts. Make the right adjustments and find the better way to feed this adorable husky. Use shovels, drones, springboards and many other crazy machines to feed the puppy. In this challenging puzzle game, you can complete the levels in many different approaches, creating a varied gameplay. Make great use of the game physics and don’t let the dog wait too much for the donuts.
Dungeons of Dreadrock (ChristophMinnameier, 12th May, £4.49 / €5) - The Spirit of 1980's home computer adventure games revived for contemporary audiences and platforms. Fight and puzzle your way through 100 handcrafted levels into the ancient depths of Dreadrock Mountain. Relive memories of oldschool dungeon crawlers from a new perspective. - Read our Dungeons of Dreadrock review
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (505 Games, 10th May, £12.99 / €14.99) - Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. Along the way, they’ll resolve disputes between eager adventurers and wary locals who don’t think the Barrows should be disturbed. And they’ll learn more about each other’s reasons for seeking treasure, deepening their bonds in the process. As you will learn, these Runebarrows hide a great secret that has fateful implications for one of the characters. What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. - Read our Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising review
Flippin Kaktus (No Gravity Games, 12th May, £9.12 / €9.95) - When the vicious Calaveras drug cartel raids his home, Kaktus breaks bad in a hardcore vendetta journey to save his foster family. The combat-focused action is filled with enemies, explosions, and an abundance of pop culture-fostered elements. GO ON A RAMPAGE You can choose the way you want to fight your enemies – the end justifies the extreme measures you'll need to take. Use Kaktus's rage mode to make sure the thugs get what they deserve. Fuel up with tequila and other adrenaline-pumping substances to annihilate the cartel into oblivion. OR DO THINGS QUIETLY.
Get-A-Grip Chip and the Body Bugs (Redstart, 12th May, £2.19 / €2.39) - Re-master the hook with Get-A-Grip Chip and the Body Bugs Unlock the human body’s digestive system and defeat the body bugs with Get-A-Grip Chip and their trusty cells. When piloting Chip, you still can’t jump, but you can sail over pits of bodily fluids, battle the body bugs invading your insides, and unlock the knowledge Chip needs to reactivate the digestive functions to get things flowing again! With a meticulously redesigned world, new mini-levels and new characters spanning the human digestive system, Get-A-Grip Chip and the Body Bugs is sure to swallow you up! Rescue the body’s cells, defeat the body bugs, and race your friends (or rivals) for the top spots on the leaderboards.
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees (Broken Rules, 11th May, £8.03 / €9.37) - Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is a hand-drawn adventure following a lost gibbon as they embark on a dangerous journey into unknown lands. Race to freedom in liberation mode, or play through an hour-long narrative that captures the real struggle of living creatures around the world. Master the gibbon’s art of brachiation (swinging from branch to branch) at high speed, building momentum, pulling off spectacular somersaults, and launching yourself higher and further into the air with the help of your fellow Gibbons, feeling the thrill and exhilaration of life in an untamed jungle.
HellGunner (Ratalaika Games, 13th May, £4.99 / €4.99) - Jump into HellGunner and get ready to shoot zombies, monsters, and more. Explore massive 2d maps, shoot down enemy combatants, and blast your way through 20 levels. Can you take down the tough boss at the end of each area? If playing alone isn’t awesome enough, you can also team up with a friend for double the mayhem. If you enjoy fast-action full of fun and intensity, then HellGunner is gonna be a thrill to play!
Hyper Echelon (GangoGames, 13th May, £11.99 / €14.99) - **INTRODUCTION** The Royal Space Force needs you! A malicious alien force known as EXODON has brought chaos upon the Cyan Galaxy. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Royal fleet doesn’t stand a chance in a head on shoot out with the invading armadas. Tactical precision is the only chance of success. You must bravely blast through the hordes and vanquish the enemy leaders in your single seat starfighter, symbolically dubbed the Titan. However, you won’t be all on your own. A small eclectic squad of wingmen will fight by your side, while the Starhulk space carrier provides a mobile base where you can upgrade your ship. In order to prevail you will need to evolve the Titan’s arsenal from a humble single shot cannon to a spread shot, laser shooting, rocket launching, bombastic one man army.
Infinite Links (KEMCO, 12th May, £12.14 / €13.49) - Talismans are magical items that contain great power, even with some that can grant any desire. Kronos, a boy training as a wizard, and Serene, who consider one another as siblings, become enveloped in a Talisman conspiracy. Will they be able to save themselves and the world from the threatening danger? Equip Talismans to the Skill Board to acquire skills and fatal moves to turn the tides in turn-based battles. Forging and upgrading weapons, armor and Talismans from materials will grant you additional advantages. There are also strategic elements with battle formations and traps, and not to mention the variety of quests, arena and monster achievements that await as challenges in this fantasy RPG!
Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape -The Mountain Cottage- (Regista, 12th May, £3.74 / €4.49) - The second Escape from Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape series! ! Game system This game is an escape-the-room game(mythtery-adventure game). *Point the screen with a carsor to solve riddles, and this game goes on. Story My friend insisted that as a cat lover I should visit a mountain cottage at least once, and I decided to go there. According to him, there is a viewing platform where many stray cats gather. Walking down the road following a guide map all the way, but something seems wrong...
Kiddy Memory (Pix Arts, 13th May, £3.99 / €3.99) - Enjoy the great Kiddy Memory! The classic matching game. This memory game, or Memotest, for kids is a Memorama designed to play with the family. This memory match is also ideal for adults that want to excercise their brain and memory. On 3 types of difficulties, made of 60 levels, with cards spawning random so you never play the same game, you'll enjoy hours and fun in family and let your kids develop without efforts their memory.
Maximillion Fortress (Weakfish Studio, 12th May, £3.19 / €3.49) - One of the two hostile kingdoms kidnaps the princess of the other kingdom and imprisons her in Maximillion's castle. Our knight sets out to save the princess he fell in love with from the enemies and win her love and the praise of the king. Complete the levels and collect points by passing the enemies and obstacles. You can unlock new characters with the points you collect.
Mini Motorways (Dinosaur Polo Club, 11th May, £11.99 / €13.99) - Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it? In Mini Motorways, the city’s traffic problems are in your hands. From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving? Draw roads in dynamic cities that grow and change - every game is unique! Explore stunning maps inspired by cities all around the world. Choose from a variety of upgrades to meet the demands of your ever-expanding road network: highways, roundabouts, and more! Select different colour palettes on every map including colourblind and night modes. Relax to a responsive soundtrack from Disasterpeace that grows along with your city.
OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition (SIGONO, 11th May, £22.49 / €24.99) - “If Japanese film maker Makoto “Your Name” Shinkai ever made a video game, I don’t think Starsong would be far off it. ” - Rock Paper Shotgun “OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a serious contender for my game of the year. ” - Kotaku “Incredibly interesting and evocative world filled with lore… The characters you meet and the way you’re exploring this world are just fantastic. ” - VICE Waypoint Radio "OPUS: Echo of Starsong holds a very rare accolade of being one of the very few games that have brought me to tears by the end. " - Movies Games and Tech — Raving reviews from media across the board!
Rage Among the Stars (eastasiasoft, 10th May, £3.59 / €3.99) - Inspired by the unforgiving challenge of old-school classics, Rage Among the Stars is a throwback to a harsher time in gaming. Featuring 40 rage-inducing levels packed with devious traps, near impossible jumps, mighty bosses and fewer checkpoints than you’d probably like, everything is fine-tuned to immerse players in the “rage game” experience. The result is an immense sense of accomplishment in completing each level. Enjoy a minimalist story surrounding an alien who’s on his way home from a factory job when his ship malfunctions and crash-lands on a planet filled with lethal hazards. Can you help him survive the journey home?
Red White Yellow Stingray (Takahiro Miyazawa, 12th May, £9.89 / €11) - - A puzzle game in which blocks are erased in the order of red, white, and yellow! - Collaboration with popular music creator HYLE! This is a falling puzzle in which six blocks of three different colors are lined up and erased. The blocks can only be erased in order. Blocks of indelible colors can be aligned first to form a chain. BGM is played while the block disappears and until the next block disappears. In the meantime, you can keep the BGM playing by aligning the next block and continuing to erase it. Advanced users can even play a full song. All songs are in collaboration with popular music creator HYLE!
Rogue Lords (Nacon, 12th May, £26.99 / €29.99) - A dark fantasy roguelike where you play as the Devil! A DARK TALE Defeated many moons ago, you are finally coming back with your most faithful disciples to take revenge on those miserable Demon Hunters. Play runs after runs and collect ancient artefacts to regain your power and take back your rightful place. Setup your team of famous evil geniuses like Dracula, the Headless Horseman or Bloody Mary. Build their set of skills and create synergies to face any mortal who dares to stand in your way. Unlock new abilities, collect souls, make the right choices in events and use your powers to slay the forces of good.
Seven Pirates H (eastasiasoft, 12th May, £29.74 / €33.99) - Join young pirate Parute Kairi and boy monster Otton in an adventure to locate the lost treasures of the Monsupi Sea! Determined to make a legendary name for herself, Parute sets sail with a magic compass and the aid of newfound monster girl companions, but what starts as a raucous romp across uncharted islands gradually reveals something more sinister. Through their colorful encounters with rival pirates and locals in need, Parute and company learn some unsettling truths about the king who governs these waters, all leading to a confrontation that could tear their adorable crew apart! Seven Pirates H is a traditional RPG focused on exploration and discovery with a gigantic dose of fanservice thrown in!
Soundfall (Noodlecake, 11th May, £21.24 / €25.49) - Soundfall is a fast-paced music-based dungeon crawler that combines looter-shooter action with rhythm-based gameplay to create a world of music unlike any other. You are a Guardian of Harmony — a musical genius transported to the world of Symphonia by the Composers to battle the forces of Discord. Venture out solo or with up to four players to fight your way through the corrupted Timbrelands of Symphonia, eradicating the Discordians and restoring Harmony to the environment. Play to the Beat! In Soundfall, the closer you time your actions to the rhythm of the soundtrack, the more powerful you become! Protect the Music! Defeat the Lord of Discord and defend Symphonia in full campaign mode! Thousands of Loot combinations! Unlock powerful new abilities, and explore Symphonia to discover incredible music-based weaponry! Customize your loadout with more than 500 pieces of equipment to choose from!
Source of Madness (Thunderful, 11th May, £16.99 / €19.99) - Source of Madness is a side-scrolling dark action roguelite set in the Loam Lands, a twisted Lovecraftian inspired world powered by procedural generation and AI machine learning. Take on the role of a new Acolyte as they embark on a nightmarish odyssey. Uncover the cosmic secrets of the Loam Lands and The Tower of Madness, the moon’s mysterious Citadel. Hordes of nightmarish beasts The horrific monsters you face are never the same, concocted with procedural generation and animated using a neural network AI Deep Gameplay Systems Explosive close-combat magic, labyrinthine environmental exploration, powerful loot management and a skill tree filled with abilities, classes, and spells Ever-Changing Landscapes Rendered in a beautiful AI assisted art style, the fascinating world of the Loam Lands reveals a deep arcane lore as players uncover its many secrets
Summer Days (Gamuzumi, 12th May, £3.99 / €3.99) - Briana has been craving some time off all summer, and finally, with her shoot wrapped for hiatus, she can relax at her summer cottage on the lake. She even drags her female film co-stars along for the ride to enjoy herself. Summer Days is a yuri visual novel story of fun and sun at the lake, with multiple routes and choices to explore. See the girls relax in the lake and maybe do some dipping too.
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story (SQUARE ENIX, 12th May, £39.99 / €49.99) - A unique and immersive live-action mystery-adventure, surrounding the theme of eternal Life. Solve an age-old mystery using your powers of deduction to uncover the truth. Collect clues, establish a hypothesis, and use logic to break through the mysteries. The Shijima family have suffered a chain of inexplicable deaths over the past century. When Haruka Kagami, a mystery novelist, visits the Shiijmas, she finds herself taking on four different murder cases - occurring at different points in time. The red camellia and the Fruit of Youth, which invite only death. And the truth behind it all, waiting to be uncovered...
Top Speed 2: Drag Rivals & Nitro Racing (T-Bull, 12th May, £8.99 / €9.99) - When pure, nitrous oxide-injected adrenaline is in the air, and the moan of a custom-built supercar's engine blares out, you know Top Speed 2 has taken to the streets!
Vesper: Zero Light Edition (Cordens Interactive, 12th May, £6.39 / €7.99) - A visionary and mysterious adventure taking place in a decaying world full of secrets to uncover, where your choices will change the future of an entire race. A small android called Seven is lost on an eerie planet full of perils and traces of an ancient civilization, with no powers and no ability to defeat enemies until he finds the Drive Gun, a weapon used to absorb lights, create darkness, and control minds. Use the Drive Gun to absorb light from various sources and create dark spots in which you can hide. Inject absorbed light into machineries to open portals and activate deadly traps. Control your opponents with light and dispose of them after have exploited their abilities.
Wolfstride (Raw Fury, 10th May, £10.79 / €11.69) - Wolfstride is a role-playing game about three former partners-in-crime coming to a turning point in their lives. When they inherit a junkyard mecha called Cowboy, they reunite to enter the planet’s most elite mecha competition: the Ultimate Golden God Tournament. Each member of the team lends their unique experience as they prepare to outwit the best mecha opponents from around the world. Between dog-mechanic Duque, mecha pilot Knife Leopard, and jack-of-all-trades Dominic Shade, the core crew’s got just about everything covered. That is… until their simple mission to make money unfolds into a deep, slow-burning exploration of their complex lives, the dark choices of their past, and their inevitable fate.
Switch eShop - Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
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!
Picked up Soundfall and been playing it multiplayer with a friend all day. Pretty fun time.
Tempted by Mini Motorways as it looks like a pretty chill little game to play on the side.
Definitely getting OPUS: Echo of Starsong at some point but might wait for a sale for now as I wouldn't be playing it straight away.
Mini Motorways is everything I hoped, and more. Great game.
The special daily/weekly events seem pretty engaging so far.
Just got Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising. It's a nice game. Nothing spectacular, I think the price point is very fair. I'll enjoy myself with it.
Nintendolife really dislikes Seven Pirates H, not listing it in the poll as an option and putting the wrong link in the article...
OPUS Echo of Starsong a probable insta-download. Same with Mini-Motorways.
Wolfstride is on my wishlist pending reliable review clearance.
I wish you guys reviewed Wolfstride. Seems legit quirky and kinda cool!
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