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
Cotton Fantasy (ININ Games, 20th May, £34.99 / €39.99) - Something sinister is in the making, the Willows are vanishing from Fairyland and the Fairy Queen asks Silk to seek the witch Nata de Cotton for help. For a lifetime all-you-can-eat willow supply, as she has an insatiable craving for them, Cotton is willing to help out her old friend and embark on another adventure together. This brand-new game from the long-standing Cotton series sets the stage for another fantastic adventure, featuring a total of 6 iconic playable characters, including stars from other games! Each character has their own mechanics and attacks, allowing you to choose from different playstyles and find the right match! While staying true to the iconic Cotton style, several new shoot 'em up mechanics are introduced, like Psyvariar's Buzz System or Sanvein's Time Mode. - Read our Cotton Fantasy review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Bad Writer (mazette!, 19th May, £4.99 / €5.49) - "Hello! My name is Emily and I just lost my job. So I decided to chase my dream and try to make it as a writer. I have the support of my wife Cleo, and enough savings for a month. After that, we'll see what happens. But I know I can do it! I just need to stick with writing and submitting short stories each day. " You play Emily, a struggling writer, trying to make it in the big bad world of short story publishing. You walk around your house, getting ideas, and writing stories. Try not to get too distracted, or you will get sad that you hadn't written during the day. Get too sad, and it's game over. She gives up and gets a new job doing something far less fun and stressful.
Behind Closed Doors: A Developer's Tale (Sometimes You, 18th May, £4.49 / €4.99) - You play as Ethan, who works in the office for a small video game development company and trying to support his pregnant wife. It is just a normal week for Ethan: waking up, going to work, coming home, go to bed and repeat day after day. But then, something strange happens. Ethan gets an unusual phone call in the middle of the night, and is somehow teleported to another dimension. Ethan must complete a few unusual trials and try to get back to the real world.
DEADCRAFT (Marvelous Europe, 19th May, £17.99 / €22.49) - Welcome to DEADCRAFT, a new twist on the zombie survival-action genre! In a world ravaged by a deadly virus, half-zombie Reid must survive not only by taking an axe, weedwhacker— anything he can get his hands on—to hordes of the undead, but by growing some zombie followers of his own. Choose your allies and enemies wisely as you try to make it through the apocalypse alive! ■Undead Action Use Reid's half-zombie side to unleash devastating powers in battle. Whether your targets are human or undead, crush all who stand in your way! ■Zombie Crafting Collect and plant the corpses of your enemies to grow your very own zombie workers, then scavenge for materials to create all manner of weapons, tools—even some post-apocalyptic cuisine. Don't stop until you've built an unstoppable undead army! ■Survival at Any Cost You won't survive a day in the wasteland without food and water—earn your living by helping others, or simply take what you want by force.
Divination (eastasiasoft, 18th May, £3.59 / €3.99) - Trapped inside the room full of screens is a pair of hands that can predict the future. Ask a question and draw the runes, and these hands will unveil the forthcoming. This is the future you live in, a small world, a city full of uncertainty and doubt, violence and obsession. In a time when people have begun to reject life as an unwanted burden, they'll have nothing to trust. They'll come, they'll seek, and you will give them answers. You are the Diviner, an enigmatic fortune teller using ancient runes to discern the future even as the technology of a cyberpunk metropolis surrounds you. Converse with your clients to learn their stories, then arrange the runes they’ve drawn to decide the responses you give them. Good or bad, these answers hold the power to stir the fate of humans and robots alike, to change the outcome of this tale in meaningful ways, to deal in death or help your clients avoid it.
Egg Runner (Pix Arts, 20th May, £2.99 / €2.99) - Help The Egg to collect coins and power ups in this endless runner. Unlock new characters and defeat enemies. Egg Runner is a simple yet addictive game that will bring you hours of fun.
Galacticon (Flynns Arcade, 22nd May, £4.99 / €4.99) - Galacticon is a video game with the look and feel of arcade cabinet games from the early 80's that rescues the unbeatable gameplay and fun of those classics, but with touches of "puzzle" to increase bonus points and enter your score in the local high score table (or even in the worldwide leaderboard). STORY: Humans are tiny creatures of an outer belt planet that thanks to their biomechanical monstrosities have invaded, exploited ans enslaved most species in the galaxy. The interestellar council has met for the first time in eons ans has determined that there is only one option left to exterminate this plague. . . an option that has always been feared beacuse it could be as powerful as dangerous: Invoke the Galacticon, a deadly legendary creature -half God, half machine- and pray everything goes well. . .
Goetia 2 (Forever Entertainment, 19th May, £8.09 / €8.99) - Without any inventory, the player has to solve puzzles to make their way in this world, gathering information and fundamental elements to get their soul back into the body, using only the power of possession they received as a pure soul. History Two lovers, Daphné and Luca, decided on a short break in Venice, Italy. Shortly after arriving at the apartment they rented, they are suddenly pulled apart, tricked by a demon called Buer. Awaken as a pure soul in a twisted world he doesn't understand, Luca is trapped in the reality of a demon with ulterior motives. Without body, pockets; or inventory. He will have to find his way back to Daphné and his own human form, solving puzzles and using whatever he can to get back to his life: notes, books, spirits he will encounter, decor, and even Buer's (partial) information.
Guild of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition (Gambrinous, 19th May, £10.79 / €11.99) - Instead of controlling the hero you build the dungeon around them. Using cards drawn from your Guild decks, you lay down rooms, monsters, traps and of course loot! Meanwhile your hero is making their own decisions on where to go and what to fight. But will they be strong enough to take on the deepest dungeons? In between dungeon runs you manage your Guild, building new rooms to attract new classes of adventurer and expand your decks of cards with more powerful items. Bigger and better than ever, all content from Pirates Cove and Ice Cream Headaches is now included in the game for FREE! Not to mention new classes, new monsters, new quests and new chests full of loot. Customise your dungeoneers like never before with dozens of new hairstyles and accessories, as well as new victory traits to help them survive that little bit longer among the dangers you throw at them.
PigShip and the Giant Wolf (SuperPowerUpGames, 20th May, £7.19 / €7.99) - In PigShip and the Giant Wolf, you will help a little piglet save his brothers from the Wolf Army and defeat them. Are you ready for a classic Shoot 'em up? Use the online ranking to compare your best scores with those of friends and players around the world. - Classic arcade with magnificent pixel art. - Enemy-filled levels and huge final bosses. - Online ranking in the Bones Mode. - Level up system.
Puzzle Collection (Soroka Games, 20th May, £4.49 / €4.99) - Puzzle Collection - is a relaxing puzzle game where you can spend a lot of time. Assemble puzzles piece by piece. The game have 3 difficulty levels starting from 15 to 160 puzzle pieces. Game designed for everyone, from the smallest to the older players! - 40 Cosy Puzzles - 3 Types Of Difficulty (15 / 40 / 160 pieces) - 3 Categories (Animals, Fairy Tales, Adventures) - Touchscreen Support - Relaxing Music Let's start enjoying the amazing puzzle collection!
Regular Factory: Escape Room (mc2games, 18th May, £7.19 / €7.99) - You don't work in a regular assembly line. Will you unravel the truth? Regular Factory is an escape room that will test your skills. Solve puzzles, decode secret codes, find hidden objects, and investigate the different rooms of the secret factory where you work while you discover the dark truth. Solve this mystery by exploring each of the rooms in which this adventure takes place. Will you be able to escape? Characteristics: *Solve puzzles based on logic. *Explore different rooms, find clues and hidden objects. *Discover more about the true purpose of the factory where you work. *Enjoy the mysterious and atmospheric setting.
Snow Bros. Nick & Tom Special (Clear River Games, 19th May, £17.99 / €19.99) - Two snowball-hurling snowman brothers power their way through against various enemies. A blast from the past, Nick & Tom are back in this fun and easy-to-play action platformer! • The classic arcade platform game first released in 1990 by Toaplan in a new version with remastered graphics and music. • Contains the 50 levels from the original + 30 new levels. • Play alone or together with a friend to save Snow Land from the evil King Artich.
Super Hero Driving School (BoomBit Games, 19th May, £8.99 / €9.99) - It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! Or maybe a car? What the hell is that thing? I want to drive this right now! If you ever feel this way when seeing some of your favourite super hero vehicles, you’re in the right place! So buckle up and prepare for super fun times in Super Hero Driving School. Because even heroes need a driving licence, you know! Drive, and fly unique super hero vehicles and perform stunts like never before. Unlock multiple crazy and colorful tracks that will put your driving skills to the test, believe me. And be careful, because super heroes can have super crashes!
The Future You've Been Dreaming Of (qureate, 19th May, £13.49 / €14.99) - Take on the role of a Zashiki-Warashi, a house-bound spirit that can bring good fortune, and peer into Sachi's life (though she can't see you). You'll see some of her more vulnerable moments and have no choice but to intervene from time to time, but it's all to guide her toward a bright future! Give her direction while she's at home and help her grow her parameters in all kinds of ways. Your guidance will determine the future she ultimately heads toward. There are 20 total paths awaiting Sachi, and it's up to you to help her find them!
The Legend of the Dragonflame Highschool Collection (Ratalaika Games, 20th May, £4.99 / €4.99) - Master the street fighting skills of jumping, punching, kicking, and dodging to defeat your enemies and advance to the next level. You can throw away items, buy food and learn new powerful special attacks. Develop your character to enhance your profile as a martial arts champion. You can also use punches and kicks to send trash cans and soccer balls flying and hitting enemies. In the first installment, you will start a journey to rescue your sister. In the second installment of the series picks up the suspense from the end of the first game, and takes the adventure to the next chapter of the beatdown, this time during a school trip to Osaka.
There Will Be No Turkey This Christmas (Silesia Games, 19th May, £1.99 / €2.39) - On Christmas Eve, a small turkey manages to get inside a barrel, hiding from the Silva family that intended to roast it. Now disguised, it begins a saga of running, hiding, and running a little further in search of freedom.
They Always Run (Plug In Digital, 19th May, £15.29 / €16.99) - The galaxy's inhabitants have been swamped by crime since the fall of the empire. Being able to find anyone, anywhere has become a highly prized skill. Aiden is a three-armed bounty hunter who must hunt down the most dangerous and elusive cutthroats in the galaxy. Some bounties are rewarded with money, others with valuable information that Aidan can use to find the people who set him on this path – all while getting embroiled in a galaxy-wide conspiracy. Having three arms lets you deal with more enemies at once and makes for a persuasive argument in any scuffle. Use your third arm to perform targeted attacks and throws, manipulate the environment, destroy obstacles, and wreck enemies. Hunt criminals across the fringes of the galaxy, the core worlds, and the ruins of long-gone civilizations. Upgrade your equipment, gain new abilities, grow stronger and destroy anything that stands in your way.
Will Die Alone (Fantastico Studio, 20th May, £4.49 / €4.99) - Congratulations! You just got hired by Dewitt Corp. for their memory program, your job starts tomorrow. Our customers come to us to solve their current problems. Your task is to dig into their past and find the right memories to erase to change their present and future. For each customer, you will receive a series of personal information on your PC that you can analyze. Choose carefully, every memory removed can have enormous effects on the present and future of the customer. You will be sent to an isolated place to be able to work with peace of mind, we will keep in touch via email.
World Map: Crafted City Builder (Cooking & Publishing, 18th May, £4.49 / €4.99) - Build the most important monuments in the world in this puzzle game, where the important thing is not to know where the piece matches, but to have the ability to put it in the right place at the right time. If you're excited about solving real puzzles, you're sure to love World Map: Crafted City Builder too!
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!
Nothing for me again as I'm keeping my money for Mario Strikers and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 amongst other things.
Hmm… Cotton? Snow Bros? Maybe nothing for a bit. Already got a lot of games, and several recently. (Plus I have Cotton Reboot already, which has the original game… main Cotton I wanted. Also if the lag was ever fixed, Boomarang and 2 would be next on the Cotton list.)
EDIT: Although… I would like to support a new Cotton release, and even though I don’t love the new art direction, it’s decent, and apparently the gameplay and level design show there was actually some care put into this game. Could be fun, I’ll probably come back for this one sometime.
Cotton Fantasy and Goetia 2 for me! I really enjoyed previous games in both series
I might get Cotton and Snow Bros, they both look like they'll be fun.
Wow. With only ***** releasing on switch I'm sure glad to have a steam deck to occupy my evenings...
I picked up Bad Writer, since it's cheap. I might also try to get Snow Bros. at some point.
Nothing for me this week.
Thinking of getting Cotton Fantasy when it's a steep bargain maybe
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