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
AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed (Marvelous Europe, 23rd Jul, £34.99 / €39.99) – Supernatural creatures are stalking the pop culture mecca of Akihabara—and you know that because they’ve turned you into one of them. Their only weakness, and yours, is sunlight, which means there’s only one way to stop them: call them out on the streets, knock their clothes off, and expose their skin before they can do it to you.
Cotton Reboot! (ININ Games, 20th Jul, £34.99 / €39.99) – Japan’s favorite shooter mascot finds her way into a beautiful HD game with stunning graphics and remixed soundtracks. This is the original “Cute ‘em up”, and will test your skills as well as tug on the heartstrings as Cotton and her friends are finally back in the ultimate celebration of one of Japan’s most beloved gaming mascots. Choose between the HD Reboot mode or go legit with the X68000 original mode with pixel perfect graphics from the iconic Japanese home computer. – Read our Cotton Reboot! review
Cris Tales (Modus Games, 20th Jul, £34.99 / €39.99) – Discover a unique combination of branching stories, innovative combat, and classic RPG gameplay in Cris Tales’ exciting and unforgettable exploration of how our actions echo through time. Join the newly awakened Time Mage, Crisbell, and her fantastical companions in a fantasy world facing a grim future. The powerful Time Empress and her forces threaten to bring about a cataclysm tearing apart Crystallis and the other four Kingdoms of the region. – Read our Cris Tales review
Switch eShop – New Releases
#pinocchio, Super Puzzles Dream ( JORGE BIEDMA AZUAR, 22nd Jul, £5.39 / €5.99) – Puzzles move onto the next level with ‘Super Puzzle Dream’, a mix between classic jigsaw puzzle and a ‘Tetromino’-style dynamic mechanic. #Pinocchio is the hashtag for a classic tale that teaches children what happens when they are disobedient and tell lies. Pinocchio will learn to obey, to be responsible, not to trust strangers and to appreciate school, but most importantly: it teaches us the importance of telling the truth. All this is told accompanied by beautiful drawings.
Aery – Calm Mind (EpiXR, 22nd Jul, £7.99 / €8.99) – Aery – Calm Mind is an interactive game experience that is designed to relax your mind and soul. You jump into the role of a little bird, explore beautiful landscapes and collect the missing feathers of your little bird friend. Because there are no enemies or any danger of any kind you will be able to lean back and enjoy the scenery and the sensation of flying. It is a great game for relaxing and calming down after an exhausting day full of hassle.
Arcade Archives VENDETTA (HAMSTER, 21st Jul, £6.29 / €6.99) – VENDETTA is a beat-em-up released by KONAMI in 1991. Players fight to save a friend’s younger sister, who was kidnapped by the Dead End Gang. Select one of four colourful characters to play. This title also supports simultaneous play with up to four players. The Arcade Archives series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.
Bishoujo Battle Mahjong Solitaire (eastasiasoft, 22nd Jul, £4.39 / €4.79) – Let the mobile military girls of “Rikku☆Jiasu” be your companions as classic tile-matching gets more exhilarating than ever! Find pairs of mahjong tiles to remove them from the board. Plan your moves strategically and stay ahead of the clock to claim victory. Every 3 rounds of play, you’ll unlock a new costume for the girls, and more will be revealed as you progress. Of course, the important part of any solitaire game is replayability.
Bunny Bounce (Gamuzumi, 22nd Jul, £3.99 / €3.99) – The titular Beach Bounce resort filled with beautiful girls is full of distractions. This however is made even worse when our protagonist Tomo has an accident which leads him to start hallucinating whilst on the job… Are those Bunny Ears? And what are the girls now wearing to work? Help navigate Tomo through the pitfalls of work and maintain his sanity in this Beach Bounce sequel.
Dininho Space Adventure (£8.99 / €9.99) – In one of his daily observations, Dininho sees an imminent threat on a planet within his system. Taken by a mixture of euphoria and concern, Dininho jumps into his ship and without thinking twice, Takes off towards what may be the most dangerous and heroic adventure of your life.
FATAL TWELVE (PROTOTYPE, 21st Jul, £35.99 / €39.99) – FATAL TWELVE, the highly acclaimed suspense adventure game, is making the move from PC to Nintendo Switch™! Watch the thrilling story unfold as twelve unique characters, gathered by the Goddess of Destiny, compete against each other for a chance to undo their untimely demise. Introducing tons of events and CGs exclusive to the console edition! The original dev team has prepared a whole array of events and CGs exclusively for the console edition. On top of that, some of the existing visuals have been remastered to make this gripping tale all the more compelling!
Freddy Spaghetti 2 (£4.99 / €4.99) – Freddy 2. 0 is here! Freddy is spaghetti. Oh, and conscious. Freddy 2. 0 has got a job! The story starts as you plunge headfirst into the workplace. Overcome the environment, master your spaghetti and run to the coffee machine! Don’t be late on your first day! Freddy Spaghetti uses rope physics to simulate a squishy, stretchy, ropey character.
Henosis (Odd Critter Games, 19th Jul, £4.7 / €5.5) – HENOSIS™ is a mysterious 2D Platform Puzzler where players are propelled into weird and visceral worlds as they take control of a small, droplet of water while overcoming obstacles and enemies throughout each level. The Player must venture through each world as it collects precious water tokens in order open the exit portal and restore vitality to its drought-ridden home world.
Hunter Shooting Camp (£7.99 / €7.99) – Train you shooting and hunting skills in this ultimate shooter game. Hunt in Forest or train in the numerous skills levels, challenge AI opponents in Shooting Battles. – Three game modes. Bullets, Hunting, Battle. Multiple game goals. Round Target, Fruit, Bowl, Iron Ball, Ballons. . . – Different ways of moving. Curves, straight lines, etc. Including Booster Shop (no extra cost required, you play to win! ), Arsenal- Multiple Guns- Includes near 150 Game Levels. Let’s go hunting!
Last Stop (Annapurna Interactive, 22nd Jul, £19.49 / €20.99) – Written and developed by Variable State, creators of the award-winning Virginia, Last Stop tells three interconnected tales featuring three playable main characters. – Donna, a spaced-out high-schooler who feels trapped by her stifling home life and her overprotective big sister. – John, an overworked middle-aged single dad. Burdened with debt and the pressures of being an only parent, John jealously pines after the free and easy life of his twenty-something bachelor neighbour, Jack. – Meena, a ruthlessly ambitious professional who struggles to find the same satisfaction with her family that she does in the thrill of her work.
Mind Maze (Sometimes You, 20th Jul, £4.49 / €4.99) – Place walls, build a maze, and capture tiles. Don’t let any dead ends appear, or your opponent will capture them. Plan your moves in advance, develop a strategy, and set logic traps for your opponent. Get sneaky – force your opponent to make a mistake and cover the board with an unstoppable landslide that will carry you to victory. Play the solo campaign or compete with other players in hotseat mode.
MouseBot: Escape From CatLab (Vector Unit, 21st Jul, £3.59 / €3.99) – Guide MouseBot through mazes of fantastical mechanical mouse traps created by the cat scientists of CatLab. Dodge giant metal Kitty Krushers, leap over mouse-grinding Roller Graters, evade scary Mines and Lasers, and platform your way across pools of bot-melting Acid on an epic quest for cheese and freedom. Conquer 88 challenging platform-style levels as you delve deeper into the mysterious laboratories of CatLab and uncover the cats’ nefarious plans. Collect epic piles of cheese, and transmogrify that cheese into new skins and accessories for your robotic mouse. MouseBot: Escape from CatLab is a zany and exciting platforming game that will test your reflexes, skills, timing, and love of cheese!
Nyakamon Adventures (TERNOX, 22nd Jul, £3.14 / €3.49) 30 levels of normal mode + 30 levels of hadrcore mode – Match the runes in the normal mode – 2 biomes – light and dark – Cute graphics – Relaxing music
Racing Xtreme 2 (T-Bull, 22nd Jul, £4.19 / €4.89) – Get into your Monster Truck, fasten your seat belt and be ready for a rough ride. Let the fire blaze merrily, race the fastest 4×4 offroad monster vehicles, and feast your eyes with the fast jump-filled racing on the beautiful, hills & valleys packed American countryside!
Sports Pinball Bundle (£8.09 / €8.99) – Enjoy 3 games in one with the perfect reproduction of real pinball machines, with all kinds of graphic details and sounds. If you prefer, you can also purchase them separately in the Nintendo eSHOP.
Steam: Rails to Riches Complete Edition (Acram Digital, 20th Jul, £15.29 / €16.99) – Take control of a railway company, issue shares, build railroads, deliver goods along an ever changing network of tracks and stations and make profit to expand.
Super Hoops (Entity3, 19th Jul, £0.99 / €1.09) – Become the hoop throwing master! Go for perfect by not missing a shot! or try for infinite hoops by landing the golden pole! Over 100 levels with boss stages Awesome relaxing atmosphere Prepare to be addicted!
Terra Bomber (Funbox Media, 22nd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) – Terra Bomber is presented as a two dimensional sideways scroller based upon the classic arcade shooters of the 1980s. Pilot your craft across ten increasingly difficult terrains while avoiding the various gun positions, rockets and baddies with only one objective; to destroy the base and the end of the level.
Terra Lander (Funbox Media, 22nd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) – Navigate the player to the landing pad through twenty increasingly difficult levels within the time limit and with enough fuel. Movement or firing uses up fuel though levels can be replenished by shooting the fuel dumps. Running out of fuel means you loose control and can’t fire. If all fuel dumps are destroyed on any given level the player’s fuel tank capacity is doubled for the next level (this does not apply to starting from the highest level reached).
Terra Lander II – Rockslide Rescue (Funbox Media, 22nd Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) – Navigate the player to the landing pad through increasingly difficult levels within the time limit and with enough fuel. Movement or firing uses up fuel, though levels can be replenished by shooting the fuel dumps. Running out of fuel means you loose control and can’t fire. If all fuel dumps are destroyed on any given level the player’s fuel tank capacity is doubled for the next level (this does not apply to starting from the highest level reached). Avoid obstacles or lift them out of the way with the tractor beam. Avoid the obstacles and enemy fire while navigating the terrain.
Timothy vs the Aliens (Wild Sphere, 22nd Jul, £13.49 / €14.99) – Timothy vs the Aliens is an open-world platformer, and adventure video game where a gangster will defend his black & white city from an invasion of full-colored aliens. The game takes place in Little Fish City, an open and large city that can be freely explored and hides many secrets and missions. This is a city full of platforms, and going through it won’t be just walking from one point to another. In addition, you will be able to explore the whole city by car, using any of the vehicles that appear in the game.
Truck Simulator 2 (£10.79 / €11.99) – Choose from various different vehicles and try to prove yourself as a professional driver in every one of them! Being quick with your deliveries is not the most important thing here – though of course you are operating on a time limit. Beat the target time and you will be rewarded handsomely. But don’t forget about caution and thoughtfulness – what good is your delivery if you smash the cargo along the way?
US Navy Sea Conflict (£4.99 / €4.99) – Join the elite pilots of the US NAVY and attack the ships threatening your fleet. From your aircraft carrier, hunt down enemy battleships and win the naval battle. You will play with modern warships and jet fighter in combats that enhance the player experience for better maneuvers against the best naval machines.
Wood Block Escape Puzzles 3 (Kistler Benjamin, 22nd Jul, £5.39 / €5.99) – Wood block escape puzzles a fun and simple way to relax and challenge your logical reasoning and concentration.
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!