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
Jigsaw Fun 3-in-1 Collection (Mindscape, 2nd Jun, £24.99 / €29.99) - Enjoy a collection of 300 high-quality jigsaw puzzles of Wonderful Nature, Amazing Animals and Greatest Cities from all around the world. Change the size of your puzzle for increased difficulty and solve jigsaws up to 600 pieces. You can also play with up to 4 players to solve jigsaws together! • 4 different puzzle sizes (30/120/300/600 pieces) • Easy and accessible touch controls • Pick up where you left off with the automatic save feature • Up to 4 player local multiplayer Wonderful Nature: • Mt. Fuji • Antarctica • Patagonia • Pebble Beach • Matterhorn Amazing Animals: • Panda’s • Elephants • Killer Whale • Gorilla’s • White Tiger Greatest Cities: • New York City, USA • Tokyo, Japan • Paris, France • Rome, Italy • Shanghai, China And many more. . . ! Note: All of the contents included in this set are also available for individual purchase.
Wonder Boy Collection (Bliss Brain, 3rd Jun, £24.99 / €29.99) - A carefully curated collection of essential Wonder Boy releases - featuring four SEGA masterworks from the golden era of platformers. This quartet of acclaimed games brings something for everyone with their blend of classic platforming and action-RPG gameplay. Whether you’re a series fan or a newcomer looking to experience a gaming legend, Wonder Boy Collection brings the perfect Wonder Boy package! Bringing together four of the very best Wonder Boy games - from the original 1986 arcade version to 1994’s Monster World IV - this remarkable collection gives you a chance to experience one of the most influential series from gaming’s past. Through the 1980s and 1990s the Wonder Boy games built up a huge following with their dazzling blend of energetic platforming and action-RPG elements. Unlike other titans from the platform genre, however, the Wonder Boy games have seen very limited release in the West on modern gaming hardware. Until now! - Read our Wonder Boy Collection review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Beach Boys: The Perfect Date (Cooking & Publishing, 31st May, £4.49 / €4.99) - In love the most important thing is confidence. Show that you are a seducer and win the heart of the boy of your dreams. Don't lie! If you fail he will know it and you won't conquer his love.
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery (Akupara Games, 2nd Jun, £10.29 / €9.71) - Behind the Frame is a vivid, interactive fiction about an aspiring artist on the cusp of finishing the final piece of her gallery submission. A relaxing, eloquent experience that can be played at any pace. Become immersed in a panoramic world filled with resplendent colors, beautiful hand-animated visuals, and a smooth, easy-listening soundtrack. As a passionate artist, seek the missing colors that will bring your paintings to life - all while remembering to take the occasional coffee and breakfast breaks that keep you going. There is more than what meets the eye, for every painting has a story to tell. Feature List Paint, sketch, and retouch your artwork to complete your masterpiece and your memoriesDive into and explore beautiful panoramic, hand-animated worlds inspired by Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli visualsExperience an evocative story, through the eyes of a passionate artist
Boxerpunk Stories (Weakfish Studio, 4th Jun, £8.99 / €9.99) - Complete the story by defeating your opponents by following the story! Our character is a boxer, he falls to the hospital as a result of a heavy blow in the match, but this is not even an obstacle for him! As soon as our character is healed, he returns to the fields to beat his opponents on the fields like in the old days! Follow Quests, Talk to People, Get Hints and follow the story! Fight your opponents and earn money. Get some rest at home, improve yourself in the gym and increase your strength!
Card Shark (Devolver Digital, 2nd Jun, £15.29 / €16.99) - Card Shark is an adventure game full of cunning, intrigue, and delectable deceit. "Our adversaries tonight? An unscrupulous group of scoundrels and rogues, rumoured to possess an unlimited fund between them. If we stick to the strategies you’ve learnt, this will be a walkover. " - Comte de Saint-Germain LEARN AND MASTER NEW TRICKS Cheat your way to the top of 18th-century French society. Master deceptions using card marking, false shuffles, deck switching, false deals, and more! Use your ill-gotten gains to buy your way into the closed world of high-stakes tables. UNCOVER A CONSPIRACY . . . as you climb from local card parlors to the King's table. A word of advice: Don't get caught. Your fellow gamblers do not take kindly to cheats… TRAVEL THROUGH 18TH CENTURY FRANCE Discover small towns, remote mansions, and luxurious lounges imagined by Nerial team (Reigns), game creator Arnaud De Bock (Pikuniku). - Read our Card Shark review
Clan O'Conall and the Crown of the Stag (HitGrab, 27th May, £3.91 / €4.33) - Master bow, blade and fist, and unite as one to save your father from the Mother of Demons! Clan O’Conall is a hand-crafted platformer experience like no other. Set in the ancient land of Hibernia, drawn from real Celtic myth, three heroes of the Clan O’Conall must stop Caoránach from claiming the Crown of the Stag for her demonic legions. SWAP on the Fly! Switch between characters instantly, combining the powers of a Swordmaster, a Huntress, and a Brute, weaving between them to chain up legendary combos and travel the vast, untamed land of Hibernia. Control three unique characters with their own weapons, styles, and special abilities. Traverse across a painted world of Celtic myth, braving deadly swamps and airy mountaintops. Swap characters and create your own combos, traverse dangerous worlds, and solve the puzzles left behind by your ancestors! A unique, hand-crafted art style inspired by manuscript illustration and bronze-age Celtic designs.
Cool Animals (Cube Games, 2nd Jun, £7 / €7) - A challenging game full of traps, but that can be overcome using the skills of our friends
DEATHRUN TV (Merge Games, 1st Jun, £8.81 / €9.79) - You'll experience real-time blistering speed and bullet-dodging action as you compete for glory. . . assuming you’re able to survive in this 2D bullet hell where only “likes” really count. Coming to you from the largest studio ever constructed. . . The show where contestants risk it all to gather likes from audiences watching all over the world; 24 hours a day. The entertainment never ends! With breakneck speed, bullet dodging action and lots of guns, you'll have to survive swarms of rabid mutants to progress and level up your contestant. Twin-stick bullet hell action will test your reflexes through each arena. FIGHT EPIC BOSSES Meet Eyeball, Zangbeef the Bear Wrestler, Elite Gaurd and many more. A variety of unique and crazy bosses await you, leading to intense and challenging battles!
Dungeon Village 2 (Kairosoft, 2nd Jun, £9.89 / €11) - A new legend begins here! Build and manage a town in grasslands, snow fields, even in the underworld! Set up inns, weapon stores, and more to convince adventurers to come visit. Use items and equipment to power up your adventurers and help them get more gold and experience from their quests. Be on the lookout for new dungeons to explore and new monsters to fight! Need help attracting adventurers? Try building new facilities, selling new kinds of food, or improving the local area to earn Titles. Keep experimenting, and you might stumble on some rare awards. . . As your town develops and becomes more popular, adventurers won't just visit, but move in for good! The enemy roster from the previous game has been expanded with a host of quirky new monsters to fight. Play your cards right, and some monsters will become friendly and join you! Give them snacks, keep them happy, and they'll become valuable allies on your quests.
EleMetals: Death Metal Death Match! (RedDeerGames, 3rd Jun, £10.99 / €12.99) - Death is not the end Hold on to your soul. Fight death by mashing the corresponding button, and buy yourselves a few extra moments. Every time you die, coming back is going to be much harder. Expect the unexpected Dont forget, the environment is not your friend. All of the levels are designed to make your life more. . . interesting. Depending on the map, you'll be dealing with new rules, traps and game altering Lava Tridents, Spears or Swords. If you run out of ammo, headbang to get more. Enjoy the cartoon bloodshed! Flawless soundtrack Your glorious journey, wouldn't be complete without an incredible soundtrack. Music is the cherry on top of this game. It's a real treat for all metal fans. Soundtracks and sound effects were made by the veteran duo Fat Bard.
Fishing Paradiso (Fishing Paradiso, 2nd Jun, £11.33 / €12.59) - Bad news: you’re dead. Good news: at least you made it into Heaven! When you first awaken in the afterlife, you find yourself on a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean. No pearly gates, no choir of angels to greet you—just a couple of palm trees and an annoying little bird to keep you company. For a place called Heaven, it sure doesn’t feel much like paradise. There’s no shelter to protect you from the elements, nor even any food to eat. In fact, the only thing here at all seems to be an old fishing rod lying down by the shore. Looks like you’re gonna have to learn how to fish. Thankfully, you won’t have to go it alone for long, as you’ll soon be given access to your very own boat, as well as a fancy little doodad called a “skyPhone. ” With this, you can plan out fishing expeditions, upgrade your gear, and take on requests from the various denizens of the afterlife.
Flewfie's Adventure (Valorware, 1st Jun, £7.99 / €8.99) - One day, disaster strikes on the sweet, colorful world of Cutemellow – a cruel, angry cat named Uzzu and their swarm of monsters have invaded! Under their orders, they begin wreaking havoc on the once peaceful planet … Who is Uzzu and what do they want? When they break into the best laboratory of Cutemellow, they take off with Scientist Snail’s top secret experiments with one goal in mind: To take control over Cutemellow and all surrounding worlds! Join Flewfie on this epic adventure! Fly across the sticky Caramel Coves, the shimmering scenes of the Crystal Plains and sneak through the murky depths of the Abandosphere – and explore each world to discover many quests on your journey! With the help of your friends Scientist Snail, Bunn Bunn and Pinky Panda, can you put an end to the chaos and stop Uzzu?
Gravitar: Recharged (Atari, 2nd Jun, £7.99 / €8.99) - A lone pilot, far from home, must navigate an abstract universe of uncharted planets and space stations guarded by mysterious, hostile aliens in Gravitar: Recharged. You must complete missions in each solar system, navigating a variety of challenging environments, each with varying levels of gravity that will test your skills as a pilot. Complete each mission within a solar system and you will be transported to the next through a massive black hole. Will you ever make it home? The visual aesthetic of Gravitar: Recharged takes the Recharged series in a new direction, with expansive environments rendered in painterly style and pastel tones. In the capable hands of industry-veteran composer Megan McDuffee, the original soundtrack complements the art style with soothing, atmospheric tracks that evoke a sense of wonder.
Horizon Midnight Sky Combat Aircraft - War Arena Flight Simulator 2022 (Midnight Works, 31st May, £9.99 / €13.99) - Horizon Midnight - online planes with stunning graphics, a huge variety of vehicles. The most famous planes are sent to battle to defend the honor of their country! Jump onto the steering wheel of your plane and do not release the trigger until you clear the entire sky of enemies! Dominate the skies and upgrade your war plane! As a fighter pilot, fly a fighter plane to fight enemy planes. If you love to play fighters then you are in the right place, just install this modern war plane game. Also in this game there are offline missions where you need to fly and destroy enemy aircraft and enemy ground vehicles. In the game you will face enemy combat aircraft. You can shoot missiles at them, as well as dodge enemy missiles. Don't miss your chance to play the offline jet simulator.
KnightOut (2nd Studio, 3rd Jun, £12.99 / €13.99) - Battle: Each game starts with both teams building a castle outfitted with cannons. Then, all hell breaks loose! Cannon balls fly, stone walls crumble, and your knight takes to the turf, slashing his sword. Once you’ve destroyed your opponent’s base and K. O. the king or queen inside, you win the round. You need three K. O. s to win the match. After each round you can rebuild your castle. Story: Play through several levels and defeat enemies as you expand your arsenal. This game mode is singleplayer or co-op. You will start your adventure in Braal Kingdom and travel through other kingdoms as you gain cupcakes after each level to unlock new worlds. It features a cute story with immersive cinematic cutscenes. Arcade: Defend your castle against waves of enemies singleplayer or in co-op with your best friends. The enemies will drop gold as you defeat them. Gold can be used to upgrade your castle after each wave of attacks.
Lamplight City (ASHGAMES, 2nd Jun, £13.49 / €14.99) - The Gateway to Vespuccia, the City of Air and Light, Lamplight City - the thriving port city of New Bretagne is a beacon of progress and industrial advancement in the New World. Yet beneath the promises of a shining 19th-century future, the city rests upon foundations of poverty, class struggle, and crime. For police detective turned private investigator Miles Fordham, Lamplight City's shadowy corners are just part of the territory. But with his former partner constantly speaking to him from beyond the grave, his grip on sanity is slowly loosening. Can Miles find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart? Lamplight City is a detective adventure set in an alternate steampunk-ish "Victorian" past.
LOOPERS (PROTOTYPE, 2nd Jun, £22.49 / €24.99) - LOOPERS is science fiction story told through the enthralling writing of Ryukishi07 and the fascinating visuals of Kei Mochizuki. Follow an ensemble of young people as they try to escape a world in which they relive August 1st over and over again. Enjoy a visual novel so full of friendship, love, madness, laughs, and emotion it'll leave you breathless! Available in three languages! The text can be set to Japanese, English, or Simplified Chinese (audio is in Japanese only). This includes in-game text, options, and the digital manual. Language settings can be changed at any time. Summary Tyler is a high schooler with only one thing on his mind—geohunting (GPS-assisted scavenger hunts). One day, while absorbed in a hunt during summer vacation, he and his friends find themselves embroiled in a mysterious phenomenon. Fantasy and real life become intertwined. Is this the past or the present? Is it reality. . . or madness?
Moonrise Fall (CheckMate Publishing, 3rd Jun) - Moonrise Fall is an atmospheric exploration puzzle game about a boy who finds himself lost in a supernatural forest after losing both parents in a car crash. Put your detective skills to the test. Armed with a clue-filled journal, a camera, and a lantern he must unravel the mysteries of the forest and photograph the strange creatures that reside there. Moonrise Fall is a brain teaser-filled world mixed with classic adventuring, exploration, and collecting. A surreal understated experience about loss and finding new life inspired by real-life experiences. Uncover locations like caves, mines, a lumber mill, as well as otherworldly locales at your own pace. Discover why the boy has been trapped in this strange place and by whom.
Mr. Prepper (Ultimate Games, 3rd Jun, £13.99 / €15.49) - "Mr. Prepper is about being prepared. You know something is wrong and you need to get ready for what's coming. Struggle for your freedom and deal with the authoritarian government in this survival crafting game.
Pinku Kult: Hex Mortis (Valorware, 1st Jun, £7.99 / €8.99) - Something strange is happening in Razore City! Missing persons and bizarre deaths have been increasing at alarming rates and some suspect the mysterious girl seen around the city wearing a fox mask is the cause … but there’s just no proof! Shōkan Corp need someone expendable – a nobody, like YOU – to investigate these occurrences and get closer to the mysterious girl. They will reward you handsomely for each solved case – and even more if you’re able to pin down the “Girl in the Fox Mask. ” Sounds too good to be true? Watch your back or you may find yourself facing a similar fate. . . Control your own Razore City denizen as you are tasked by the mysterious Shōkan Corp to investigate numerous bizarre happenings around the city and track down the mastermind behind it all, the strange girl in the fox mask, in this RPG adventure.
Pretty Girls Speed (eastasiasoft, 2nd Jun, £4.39 / €4.79) - A new type of game joins the popular Pretty Girls lineup! In Pretty Girls Speed, you’ll be pitted against a wide variety of dauntingly gorgeous challengers as you try to claim victory as quickly as possible. Play cards that sequentially to the ones on the table, or if you don’t have any to use, you’ll automatically have more dealt to you. Be the first to get rid of all your cards, and you win! Pretty Girls Speed may be quick and intuitive, but it’s also a challenge that requires both skill and a little luck! Try your hand at two different game modes, each with increasing difficulty. In Battle Mode, you’ll select a character to play against and try to be first to win two out of three rounds. But be careful! With each opponent that you defeat, your next will be even stronger. In Challenge Mode, you’ll have to conquer all 100 levels. Do you have what it takes to claim the “Speed” throne?
Repentant (Restless Corp, 2nd Jun, £8.99 / €9.99) - Repentant is a dramatic point & click adventure game with hand-painted art. Experienced criminal Oliver begins to suffer from strong remorse after the terrible deeds of which his family has suffered. Unsuccessful attempts to restore relations with his ex-wife further worsen his condition and alcohol dependence. One day in a small shop, he becomes a witness of a robbery committed by a young girl. At this moment, he gets the opportunity to atone for his sins by helping another person. But who really needs help and who is the victim? It remains to be seen. Repentant is partially a sequel to the game Little Kite, but it can be played by a person who is not familiar with Little Kite.
Samurai Riot Definitive Edition (Wako Factory, 1st Jun, £8.89 / €9.99) Samurai Riot is a 2D Arcade-style Beat ‘Em Up game with a unique co-op system. Make deep moral choices throughout the branching storyline with high replay value.
Secrets of Magic 3: Happy Halloween (GAME NACIONAL, 4th Jun, £8.99 / €9.99) - Match your way through this fun and phantasmal adventure game, overcome tough obstacles, use power ups to help you win gold to buy amazing Halloween decoration items and unlock new items as you progress in your game. Are you up for this spooky challenge?
Shishi : Timeless Prelude (Shishi Studios, 31st May, £8.99 / €9.99) - Shishi : Timeless Prelude is a colorful dungeon role-playing game. As Elia, a young mage, you will explore the depths of a sacred sanctuary to complete your training to become an Oracle. Chosen by the Goddess, the young Elia is about to start a great adventure to protect the kingdom. However, she must first complete her training. As she explores the Timeless Sanctuary, Elia becomes stronger and learns spells that will be essential to succeed the trial. COLORFUL EXPLORATION! Defend yourself against various creatures while you explore a colorful dungeon! SEE YOU IN ANOTHER TIMELINE! Each run takes place in a new timeline, which means you will discover different rooms, encounter new enemies and more! NOTHING CAN BEAT AN ORACLE! Fight enemies in turn-based battles with the spells and items you will find during your exploration and show that you are ready to save the world!
Silt (Fireshine Games, 1st Jun, £10.79 / €13.49) - Silt is a surreal underwater puzzle-adventure game. Alone in an underwater abyss, you are a diver searching the deep to uncover long-forgotten mysteries. Possess the creatures around you to solve puzzles and travel further into the darkness… Nature has evolved into bizarre forms. Discover strange organisms, unexplored ruins and ancient machinery hidden beneath the water’s surface. Survive encounters with giant deep-sea goliaths. Harness their power to awaken a long-dormant force at the centre of the abyss. Experience art brought to life. Silt’s unsettling, monochrome world is constructed from the sketches and dark imagination of artist Mr Mead. A harrowing journey awaits you…
Souldiers (Plug In Digital, 2nd Jun, £17.99 / €19.99) - While out fighting for the glory of their kingdom, you and your fellow soldiers are whisked away to Terragaya, a mystical land on the fringes of the afterlife. Your task is to locate the Guardian and move on to the next world. The hitch? You and your compatriots never actually died. Battle your way to the heart of the mystery: Outwit cunning enemies, solve nefarious puzzles, upgrade your character, and explore every corner of a dazzling, intricate 16-bit world. Souldiers is a handcrafted retro epic for the ages. Featuring: - Choose your class: Unleash the fury of your sword with the Scout, summon the wrath of elements with the Caster, or rain down arrows on your foes with the Archer. - Gripping melee combat: Slash, parry and dodge your way through an ever-evolving roster of enemies, upgrading your skills and equipment to find a combat style that’s perfect for you.
Surface Rush (JanduSoft, 2nd Jun, £3.81 / €4.24) - Surface Rush is an arcade, skill based game, where you must throw Pumpum and make him bounce through the ocean bottom. Keep an eye on the oxygen bar and keep moving towards the goal.
TEN (Ratalaika Games, 3rd Jun, £4.99 / €4.99) - TEN is a challenging platformer in which you face a relentless gauntlet of ten-second deathtrap rooms in a desperate struggle to escape your fate and uncover the truth! Collect tokens, purchase upgrades and learn how to overcome each floor’s onslaught of saw blades, cannon fire, lasers, bizarre monsters and more. Every room is a test. Every death is a lesson. Evolve and master every obstacle as you die, try, die and try again. Conquer various environments and triumph over escalating threats, challenges, and deadly bosses as you make your way to the surface - and to your freedom.
The Big Con - GRIFT OF THE YEAR EDITION (Mighty Yell, 1st Jun, £10.99 / €12.49) - Hustle your way across the ‘90s as a runaway teen con artist. Choose how to make your scratch as you don disguises, pick pockets, and rip people off in this comedic crime-filled adventure.
The Minesweeper: Crew Bomber Expedition (Cooking & Publishing, 1st Jun, £3.59 / €3.99) - Minesweeper easily sharpens your mind and increases your thinking speed. At the same time, it is a fun and challenging logic puzzle. The goal of the minesweeper game is to destroy the minefield without detonating any of the landmines. Use flags to mark the mines and tap the numbers to open safe squares. Plus, now you can enjoy an alternative style for the non-conformists. Enjoy the best mine detector in the world at any time!
TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity (PLAYISM, 2nd Jun, £8.99 / €9.99) - Fight your way through a constantly changing tower to solidify your eternal legacy! You find yourself trapped in a mysterious tower – one that transforms its very structure every 24 hours. The legacy of your epic struggle shall be carved into the hearts of those who challenge you like an epitaph. Surpass countless poor fallen souls and make your way to the heretofore unseen top. Journey to the top and unravel the mystery hidden within the tower! ▼An auto-generated dungeon that changes daily This 2D action game is set in Tokoyo – the Tower of Perpetuity – a constantly changing and devilishly deceptive auto-generated dungeon crawling with fiendish monsters and brutal traps. The Tower of Perpetuity is automatically regenerated by the game server every 24 hours (in real-world time), allowing for players around the world to take on the same dungeon each day, and for one day only.
Tricky Doors (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 30th May) - Tricky doors is a captivating game that offers a variety of puzzles. Find a creative way to get out of each room. Tricky doors is a point-and-click game in the "escape the room" genre with plenty of mini-games and complicated quests. You can open a lot of different doors. Behind each door, you will find hostile and friendly worlds, as well as familiar and exotic landscapes. Your task is always the same - you need to leave the place where the game sent you this time through a portal to move forward. Solve puzzles and find hidden objects. Many of them will be familiar to you. Some of them you'll see for the first time. Can you use all of them to find a way out? Challenge your quick-wittedness! Fantastic locations and beautiful graphics Unique escape stories Exciting search for hidden objects Challenging mini-games Will be interesting for both beginners and experienced players
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