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
MADiSON (Perpetual Europe, 26th Aug, £26.99 / €31.49) - What would you do if you woke up locked in a dark room, with your hands covered in blood – your sister and mother massacred? MADiSON is an immersive and terrifying first-person psychological horror game, featuring disturbing gameplay and an unsettling and compelling narrative. With the help of an ‘possessed’ instant camera, connect the human world with the beyond. Solve puzzles, explore your surroundings and most importantly, survive. Throughout your journey you are haunted by MADiSON, the ghost of an evil murderer, who is forcing you to continue a gory ritual started decades ago and commit abominable acts. She wants you to finish her sinister ceremony. Do you have the strength to resist?
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo, 29th Jul, £49.99 / €59.99) - Live to fight. Fight to live. Join Noah and Mio, members of the two opposing nations of Keves and Agnus, on a heartfelt journey through a warring world with a dark secret. Traverse massive, fantastical landscapes and master seamless real-time RPG combat as you expose the true enemy pulling the strings. - Read our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review
Switch eShop - New Releases
Arsonist Heaven (eastasiasoft, 27th Jul, £3.59 / €3.99) - Get ready to blaze through your enemies with as much firepower as you can carry! It’s hunt or be hunted in a game of side-scrolling survival. Arsonist Heaven is an action platformer presented in retro pixel art style. Take the role of a hunter in a flame-retardant hazard suit and equipped with a jet pack as you traverse a wide variety of biomes, from forests and icy mountains to deserts and volcanic caverns. But be careful! Each stage is filled with roving enemies. Some monsters attack with brute force, while others carry melee weapons or emit magic projectiles. To even the odds and eliminate them before they take you down, you’ll need to utilize an arsenal of unique firearms, launchers and flamethrowers. Once ammo is depleted, be sure to have another weapon on-hand or you’ll be left defenseless! The jet pack could be your savior, but fuel is limited. It’s a brutal ballet of balancing resources as you outlast the opposition!
Artsy Pixel (Ultimate Games, 26th Jul, £5.89 / €6.49) - Color by number type of gameplay with over 280 unique images split into 7 categories is sure to make you relaxed. Achieve a ZEN like calmness, satisfaction and a simple feeling of fulfilment after each picture. Even if ZEN is not your thing, you can go a bit faster by using powerups. Pictures you can discover and unlock include cute animals, nature, vehicles and even characters from Digital Melody Games such as the famous Timberman!
Avenging Spirit (Ratalaika Games, 29th Jul, £5.99 / €5.99) - During a romantic walk with his girlfriend, the main character is attacked by enemy agents who kidnap his love and then murder him. As a spirit, the player must save the girlfriend from a mysterious crime syndicate, so he can finally rest in peace. Possess one of four characters with unique abilities at the start of the game. You can attack (or possess) enemies, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance.
Azure Striker GUNVOLT 3 (Inti Creates, 28th Jul, £23.39 / €25.99) - The next installment in the high-speed 2D action Gunvolt series is finally here with Azure Striker Gunvolt 3. Balancing both an involving story and satisfying gameplay, Gunvolt 3 is the most extravagant entry in the series yet! Play as both new star Kirin and series protagonist Gunvolt as you switch between them on the fly while conquering Gunvolt 3's many stages and bosses. Story Mode+ which keeps the exciting action uninterrupted by the rich story. New to Gunvolt 3 are Image Pulses, collectable summons and equipment called forth from Gunvolt's own memories. Over 150 varieties are available to collect! Gunvolt 3 was developed targeting the Nintendo Switch hardware, allowing for more crisp visuals and astounding effects to go along with the high-speed action! - Read our Azure Striker GUNVOLT 3 review
GemaBoy Zero Origins (Nape Games, 27th Jul, £9.87 / €9.87) - A couple of years after the events of PLOID and Uchusen the Ploids have formed the patrol that protects time and space to avoid repeating the story of V. O. I. D. and PLOID with Dr. Elo. . . You are turning into the ultimate PLOID X but something is wrong with your memories. You must travel into the multiverse in search of the sacred disks that contain the necessary information to be able to take the final step and evolve. Relive the classic retro gameplay.
Hot“Sento Girls”and love (iMel, 28th Jul, £5.83 / €6.82) - This is an adventure game that depicts the slapstick mishaps of a crossdressing boy. He decided to dress up as a girl as part of running his grandma’s traditional Japanese bathhouse (Sento). Is it really possible to run the Sento without his crossdressing being exposed?
Japanese Escape Games The Hospital (Regista, 28th Jul, £3.74 / €4.49) - The 5th "Japanese Escape Games" series! Game system This game is an escape-the-room game (mystery-adventure game). *Point the screen with a cursor to solve riddles, and this game goes on. Story The duty for this time is as always; to confirm that the Target is safe, or not. Today's target is a ruin of hospital which is located in medical care facilities abandoned in deep in the mountains. Some once went in the hospital, but none came back. This duty is one of ordinary ones, but never forget to be on my guard. I'm going in the hospital with a detailed map information in the facility in my hand...
Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony (CFK, 28th Jul, £26.99 / €29.99) - Koumajou Remilia: Scarlet Symphony has been loved by many gamers since its initial release, highly praised for its quality gameplay and soundtrack as well as Banpai Akira's sharp and gothic reinterpretation of Touhou characters. This title is the enhanced version of the original game that supports HD remastered graphics and a variety of bonus features. In hopes that more gamers would enjoy Reimu's adventure, the game now supports 6 languages including English. Fans of the original game and the Touhou Project can't also miss the full Japanese voice acting, which is the exclusive feature for the enhanced version.
Lord Winklebottom Investigates (Cave Monsters, 28th Jul, £15.99 / €18.99) - It’s the 1920s and the world’s foremost detective is about to embark on his most challenging case yet. A mysterious invitation to an isolated island results in a grisly murder and a race against time to track down the killer. Thankfully, in this world that’s not quite like our own, there’s nobody better to crack the case than the great detective and gentleman giraffe, Lord Winklebottom. Join Lord Winklebottom and his steadfast companion Dr Frumple as they investigate the murder of their old friend. Uncover clues, interview suspects and solve puzzles to crack the case, capture the killer and uncover the horrifying dark secret at the heart of the Isle of Barghest!
Puzzletronics: Digital Infinite (QUByte Interactive, 28th Jul, £3.59 / €3.99) - Puzzletronics: Digital Infinite is a minimalist jigsaw-puzzle. The player must move the pieces to form logical circuits while listen to a relaxing and calm soundtrack. Challenge yourself through 135 different levels with a variety of difficulty in them, learning the behavior of logical doors and digital logic. The game presents an intuitive gameplay that dispenses tutorials.
Romeow: to the cracked Mars (Silesia Games, 28th Jul, £1.99 / €2.39) - Collect the spaceship components and place the cat flag on the orange planet. Enjoy this relaxing puzzle game with him. Romeow is a relaxing and charming puzzle game about a kitten who dreams of going to space. He will need to go through shuffled paths to be able to assemble his ship and achieve his goal. Game Features: - Go through mazes to collect parts of your ship! - 40 hand-crafted levels with increasing complexity. - Relax! No scoring, no timer, and no pressure. - Enjoy the pleasant soundtrack.
Solitaire Master VS (Ultimate Games, 26th Jul, £5.89 / €6.49) - Beautiful card decks, unique ART style and ZEN mode. One of most addictive card games you have ever played. Play solitaire the way you never played before! Win and unlock new awesome decks! Solitaire Master VS is the classic card game you already love, packed up with tons of colorful cards and backgrounds to customize your experience. Play classic whenever you’re bored or want to flex your brain. And if you seek the challenge - play VS mode to compete against real players across the globe.
Strange Horticulture (Iceberg Interactive, 28th Jul, £9.74 / €10.11) - Strange Horticulture is an occult puzzle game in which you play as the proprietor of a local plant store. Find and identify new plants, pet your cat, speak to a coven, or join a cult. Use your growing collection to influence the story and unravel Undermere’s dark mysteries. Explore the lands beyond your store to find new plants, but be careful! The dark woods and lakes are not always friendly to a simple herbalist. You might discover powers beyond your wildest dreams - or lose your mind completely.
Superpanda 2 (Pix Arts, 29th Jul, £3.99 / €3.99) - Superpanda comes back in a whole new adventure, full of dangers, epic quests and monstrous bosses. Across 30 levels filled with secrets, quests and loot, fight your way through hordes of evil monsters and other creatures - jump on their head or throw them bullets to get rid of them. With its precise gamepad controls, fluid movement, and smooth animations, Superpanda 2 will entertain you for long hours. . .
Turrican Anthology Vol. I (ININ Games, 29th Jul, £29.99 / €34.99) - The Turrican series was created by Factor 5 back in 1990. The first two games in this collection, Turrican and Turrican 2, were released on the Amiga and started the legacy of the well-known series. A must-play for any retro game fan! Super Turrican followed in 1992 and developed some key features of the series. Players can now also check out the Super Turrican Director’s Cut which adds new content with the extension of an existing stage and the addition of one completely new extra level. As last entry in the Turrican Anthology Vol. 1, the new Mega Turrican Score Attack comes with an extra level completing this full action-packed Turrican experience!
Turrican Anthology Vol. II (ININ Games, 29th Jul, £29.99 / €34.99) - The Turrican series was created by Factor 5 in 1990. Turrican 3 and Mega Turrican were developed and released in 1993 for Amiga and Mega Drive/Genesis and diverged from the original Turrican formula. With the implementation of the Plasma Rope, the player could now grapple and swing across the stage. Super Turrican 2 introduces a new look and feel, including vehicles like the desert buggy and motorcycles. The new Mega Turrican Director’s Cut comes with a secret level unlocked from the start. The last entry to complete the Turrican Anthology Vol. 2, Super Turrican Score Attack adds a completely new large level!
Viki Spotter: Professions (Ultimate Games, 25th Jul, £3.14 / €3.49) - In this game you have to go on a journey into the adult world. Together with the brave girl Viki you will learn about what adults do at work. You will see a lot of pictures, but some of them are wrong and you have to find all differences. If any task will be too difficult for you - there is an excellent assistant in the person of the little girl Viki who will always find what is hidden from your eye! - Educational game - Nice graphics - Lots of pictures
Yuoni (Chorus Worldwide Games, 28th Jul, £12.99 / €14.99) - Dragged into a living ghost story where the sun never sets Ai is a grade-schooler in 1990s Japan who is about to realise just how isolated she is. Forced to play children’s games in a world of never-ending dusk, Ai is hunted by otherworldly entities as her life hangs in the balance. When these horrors begin to bleed into the real world, Ai must accept that she has only three choices: hide, run, or die.
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!