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
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (BANDAI NAMCO, 28th Aug, £49.99 / €59.99) – Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions adds a refreshing look to the football genre with the exhilarating action and over-the-top shots that made the game famous. It features anime-style graphics and accessible gameplay while offering multiple game modes to keep football fans on the pitch and off the bench!
Giraffe and Annika (£26.99 / €29.99) – After waking from a strange dream, Annika finds herself stranded on the island of Spica, having no recollection of her past. With the help of a boy named Giraffe and the witch Lily, she must find three special star fragments on the island in order to uncover her memories.
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (£34.99 / €39.99) – Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is an engaging strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil, that combines empire management and turn-based combat with unique card-game elements. Descend into a mythical world filled with horrors and legends – and hurl yourself into a compelling gothic epos paired with a challenging game experience.
JUMP FORCE – Deluxe Edition (£44.99 / €49.99) – JUMP FORCE – Deluxe Edition includes: The game. The Characters Pass 1: 9 additional characters + their respective costumes and moves for your Avatar. The most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire humankind.
Nexomon: Extinction (£15.29 / €17.99) – Nexomon: Extinction is a return to classic monster-catching games, complete with a brand new story, eccentric characters and over 300 unique Nexomon to trap and tame. The world is on the brink of extinction as mighty Tyrant Nexomon fight for dominion over humans and monsters. Join the guild of tamers and begin an epic journey to restore balance before all hope is lost. – Read our Nexomon: Extinction review
Road To Guangdong (£18.89 / €22.49) – Sunny’s life is at a crossroads. She knows everything’s about to change. She just doesn’t know how yet. She glances again at the contract. The good news is she’s now the proud owner of her family‘s cherished restaurant. The bad news? It’s seen better days. A tap at the door announces the arrival of her aunt, Guu Ma.
Switch eShop – New Releases
#NoLimitFantasy, Super Puzzles Dream (£5.59 / €6.19) – Puzzles move onto the next level with ‘Super Puzzle Dream’, a mix between classic jigsaw and a ‘Tetris’-style dynamic mechanic. #NoLimitFantasy! is the hashtag for this section. Devoted to the necessary and forgotten world of fantasy featuring illustrations and motivational messages after each puzzle is completed. Two levels of play, ‘senior’ (for adults) and ‘junior’ (for children aged 3+), guarantee hours of entertainment for all. Become an expert and finish the puzzles in the shortest possible time and you will find yourself amongst the best in the world on the online leaderboard.
A HERO AND A GARDEN (£4.99 / €4.99) – Once upon a time, there was a princess trapped in a tower by an evil witch. Would anyone attempt to rescue her? A brave hero attempted to save her, but things didn’t exactly work out for him! In a twist of fate, our young hero is now forced to repay all the damage he caused to the local monster villagers by… growing a garden? Harvest berries, fulfil requests, and repair the local monster town in this unique visual novel clicker game. Earn enough money to pay back the witch and experience unique character endings!
Best Friend Forever (Alliance, 27th Aug, £13.50 / €15.29) – Best Friend Forever is the world’s first simulation game to combine pet care and dating (just not necessarily at the same time). Train, pat and play with your very own dog to form a bond that will last the ages. With your four-legged companion by your side, meet, woo and cherish the many cuties of Rainbow Bay’s thriving singles scene. So what are you waiting for? Love is just a woof away!
Collapsed (£11.46 / €12.74) – So what happened to the world? Why was everything destroyed? At first, these questions are left unanswered — but as you complete levels and the game grows more challenging, the history of the world begins to be revealed. You can also come across snatches of the backstory in memory clusters which are randomly scattered throughout the universe.
Colour Jumper (£8.49 / €9.99) – Colour Jumper is an abstract, colour-based puzzle-platformer focused on fast and precise movement, with incredibly tight and responsive controls. You control a block with a different colour on each of its four sides. Certain platforms, enemy patrols, and other level elements can only be interacted with using your block’s matching side.
Death’s Hangover (£4.49 / €4.99) – Death has a hangover and worse is that he was robbed from souls by nightmarish Dracula. Old Grim needs the help of his two best warriors – or the first ones he could find. Only these two dead morons can get the souls back and defeat this once and for all. If they fail, Death will kill them again. So no pressure…
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition (SQUARE ENIX LTD., 27th Aug, £24.99 / €29.99) – Fifteen years after its debut, the co-op action RPG Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is being remastered for Nintendo Switch. With the new online multiplayer mode, you and your friends can connect and adventure together – no link cable required! On top of that, there are new areas inside dungeons, so even returning fans can explore the unknown. – Read our FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition review
Glitch’s Trip (Rogue Games, 26th Aug, £10.79 / €11.99) – Glitch is chilling at his favourite local haunt when he sees something impossible in the sky: his home planet’s moons seem to be haemorrhaging life-giving Moon Juice—and what are those giant breweries sucking it all up? If Glitch doesn’t find out what’s going on and put a stop to it soon, all of the Moon Juice will be siphoned away and his own world won’t survive. Take control of the lovable hero in an action-packed, twitch-paced platformer that’s equal parts relentless and charming.
Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride (£13.49 / €14.99) – Within the shadow of an ancient forest, on the bottom of a foggy valley, stands the lonely village of Ravenbrook. The folk there are cheerful and diligent, yet warily superstitious. They surround the village with countless charms to keep the evil spirits at bay, for on the other side of the forest, there lies a seemingly bottomless pit, known as the Abyss. It is the place the villagers of Ravenbrook fear most.
Hardcore Maze Cube (QUByte Interactive, 25th Aug, £0.91 / €0.99) – Tired of games where there are tips and tutorials of all kinds and you can finish them without much difficulty? If the answer is yes; you’re in the right place, Hardcore Maze Cube it’s the right game for you! In brief, it means that only the elite of players can finish this game and find out what will happen in the end!
Hypnospace Outlaw (No More Robots, 27th Aug, £11.61 / €12.89) – Hypnospace Outlaw is a ’90s internet simulator in which you scour Hypnospace’s wide variety of weird and wonderful websites to hunt down wrongdoers, while also keeping an eye on your inbox, avoiding viruses and adware, and downloading a plethora of apps that may or may not be useful. As part of your job as a Hypnospace Enforcer, you’ll be watching out for copyright infringement, internet bullying and more, with reports and rewards coming direct from the Hypnospace Patrol Department to your inbox. In your spare time, you can customize your HypnOS desktop however you see fit, with a variety of downloads, wallpapers, screen savers and helper bots to keep you company.
Jenny LeClue – Detectivu (Mografi, 26th Aug, £15.19 / €16.79) – Spoken Secrets Edition! Featuring voice acting for the entire game! Play Jenny LeClue like an animated movie with new auto-play dialogue options! You play as Jenny LeClue, an aspiring young detective and obsessive pursuer of the truth. But nothing exciting ever happens in her small town, and she longs for a real adventure. Jenny gets more than she bargains for when her mother is accused of murder! She embarks on a journey to uncover the truth, and soon discovers nothing in Arthurton is what it seems. Jenny must use her skills of deduction and face her demons to find the real killer and unravel Arthurton’s darker mysteries.
Over the Alps (Stave Studios, 25th Aug, £10.29 / €10.79) – Postcards written in invisible ink reveal a secret history. Travel back in time in the debut game from Stave Studios, over the alps. Stay undercover, evade the police, and race across 1939 Switzerland in this Hitchcockian World War Two spy thriller. Navigate the twists and turns of an interactive story written by Jon Ingold of 80 Days and Heaven’s Vault fame, where each of your actions has consequences.
Rusty Gun (Victory Road, 24th Aug, £4.49 / €4.99) – Extraterrestrials are the popular guests in videogames. I’m sure that every one of you saved the world from them for so many times he can’t even count and brought peace to one or another planet. All these pesky alien invaders love to attack and capture anything they can reach their hands to. This was earlier, this happens now and believe me it’ll happen again in the future. In Rusty Gun the aliens are confronted not by some over-muscled macho, fan of bubblegum, not some secret organization dressed in black, and not even chickenpox.
Solitaire Klondike Minimal (£0.91 / €0.99) – Beautiful minimalist design, nothing will disturb you from the puzzle. 3 difficulty levels, 100% solvable. Draw-1 or draw-3-cards play modes. View your game stats on Statistics screen. Progress saving, pause the game anytime. Play with touch screen, Joy-Con or Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Relaxing music.
Struggling (FRONTIER, 27th Aug, £11.99 / €12.99) – Two hideous heads are better than one. Inventive co-op will test the firmest of friendships. Grab a partner and work together by controlling one arm each. When even walking takes a combined effort, communication is key to keeping your cool. Crawl, swing, clamber, and slide to victory Manipulate each arm independently and latch onto literally anything you see, from suspicious levers to dangling eyeballs. Triumph over physics-based challenges, or get your arms ripped off in the process (don’t worry, they grow back).
Talking Tom Candy Run (Outfit7, 26th Aug, £8.99 / €9.99) – Talking Tom’s new candy store has been robbed! If you want to get the candy back, you’re going to have to run! Your amazing new endless runner adventure starts now. The robber has stolen your candy, but he is dropping it everywhere – along the street, at the beach, even at the amusement park! Choose your favourite Talking Tom and Friends character and get ready to run, jump, and slide your way through an epic, candy-filled adventure. Pick up chests to get free coins, diamonds, new characters, and character upgrades. Chase after the robber with fun buddies who will help you with their awesome special abilities. Now, where’s all that candy?
Tank Mechanic Simulator (Ultimate Games, 27th Aug, £16.19 / €17.99) – Tank Mechanic Simulator is a game about World War II tanks, their crews and their contribution in military history. As a tank museum owner, your task is to recover destroyed or abandoned tanks and renovate them. Use your offroad vehicle to locate forgotten tanks. With final area found, determine the exact position of the tank by using special equipment like metal detector. Set up excavation area and extract the tank! Transport freshly extracted tanks to your warehouse. Then start working on renovation process. Detach rusted elements and replace them with new parts. Buy them or fix them by yourself! Finally, the tank lands on the display at the museum, where the visitors can admire it – you can also get inside and start its engine to the visitors’ delight!
The Last Campfire (Hello Games, 27th Aug, £13.49 / €14.99) – Travel deeper into the lands beyond the dark forest and overcome the adversities before you. Discover beautiful wilderness filled with lost folk, strange creatures and mysterious ruins. Find hope and carry it with you on your Journey to light The Last Campfire. A unique tale from Hello Games and the creative minds behind LostWinds.
Ultimate Fishing Simulator (Forever Entertainment, 27th Aug, £16.19 / €17.99) – Ultimate Fishing Simulator is a comprehensive fishing simulator which allows using various techniques, in different places around the world! If you are bored of waiting for fish to take and falling asleep in front of the console, this means that you have played a bad game! In the Ultimate Fishing Simulator this will never happen. Select the appropriate equipment and bait, cast your line and wait for a bite. Success is guaranteed!
West of Dead (Raw Fury, 26th Aug, £14.39 / €15.99) – Purgatory, Wyoming, 1888. A place of gun smoke and darkness, sin and damnation, wendigos and witches. A shifting, chaotic world that takes its form from the memories, culture or beliefs of the souls who pass through. When a dead man awakens with only the memory of a figure in black, he sets into motion a chain of events that have truly mythic consequences.
Windbound (£24.99 / €29.99) – The Forbidden Islands are Calling, Unlock their Secrets. Shipwrecked alone on an uncharted island, explore, adapt and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive. As Kara, you are a warrior, caught at sea in a fierce storm, adrift from your tribe. Thrown from your boat, at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise.
Switch eShop – Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
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!