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
Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases (Microids, 28th Sep, £34.99 / €39.99) – Discover an untold crime story from the mysterious youth of the famous detective Hercule Poirot. In his early years as a detective, Hercule Poirot is invited to a reception by the influential Van den Bosch family, for the announcement of their daughter’s engagement. But tensions amongst the guests run high as a snowstorm descends on the town, trapping everyone inside the manor. The happy event is soon marred by the murder of one of the guests… In the right place at the right time, Poirot immediately begins to investigate. What buried secrets and deadly rivalries will he uncover?
Astria Ascending (Plug In Digital, 2nd Nov, £35.99 / €39.99) – Experience an epic story with rewarding, turn-based combat and expansive customization rendered in glorious hand-drawn visuals. Explore the vast and beautiful world of Orcanon Visit five different cities populated by unique creatures and solve more than 20 dangerous dungeons. With over 50 hours of game-play and a range of fun mini-games – including shoot ‘em ups, an original fantasy-themed card game and challenging environmental puzzles. A grand tale of fate and sacrifice Immerse yourself in a fascinating narrative rife with betrayal, sacrifice and terrors. A story based around adult characters, Astria Ascending offers a more mature experience and extensive dialog. A rewarding, turn-based combat system Fight over 200 different monsters in captivating, turn-based combat. Collect and summon legendary beasts into the fight and build up your power to wield legendary Cosmo Breaks.
Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Racers (£34.99 / €39.99) – On your marks, get ready to race with Blaze and his monster machine friends! From Axle City’s colorful streets to the awesome Monster Dome stunt track, the world of Blaze is yours to explore! So buckle your seatbelts and take control of Blaze, Pickle, Darington, Zeg, Starla, Stripes… and even cheating Crusher! It’s time to race at blazing speed and go for the championship or compete with up to 4 players in couch split-screen mode! The fun keeps on rolling. You can boost, drift, jump and pull off stunts around amazing tracks like Race to Eagle Rock, Stuntmania, and more! Power-up with the Wrench to activate your character’s unique skill and outsmart the competition. Customize Blaze and his friends in the garage. And with STEM education features, plus accessible control options like Auto-Drive Helper, younger players will have a blast discovering as they race for glory!
ConnecTank™ (Natsume Inc., 28th Sep, £26.99 / €29.99) – Making deliveries is never an easy job. But throw in huge and unique destructive tanks you have to battle into the mix? That’s life as a new courier for Finneas Fat Cat XV, one of the top tycoons in New Pangea! Luckily, you’ll have a mammoth sized tank of your own when you go out on deliveries. Connect conveyor belts and blast enemy tanks with ammo you craft in the heat of battle. Fund new ammo and gizmos to take down even the most terrifying of tanks! Collect different parts from the tanks you defeat, and you’ll be able use those tanks too! Do you have what it takes to become Finneas Fat Cat’s top fixer? And spread his name and wealth even wider? Finneas is counting on you, old bean!
Darksiders III (THQ Nordic, 30th Sep, £34.99 / €39.99) – Return to an apocalyptic Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash Action Adventure where players assume the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, FURY must succeed where many have failed – to bring balance to the forces that now ravage Earth. Includes Darksiders III and 2 DLCs: The Crucible and Keepers of the Void. The Crucible. In this mighty morsel of digital wonderment, competitors can expect to receive a truly earth-shattering experience: The Crucible! A legendary challenge whispered with reverence across the universe. Not even the Creator could have envisioned such glorious spectacle as that which is found in this fabled arena. Keepers of the Void On a quest from Vulgrim, Fury must travel into the Serpent Holes to remove an ancient threat that resides there. All new locations, puzzles, and enemies await the chance to test Fury’s abilities. – Read our Darksiders III review
2122 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition (£34.99 / €39.99) – Powered by Football, EA SPORTS FIFA 2122 Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch featuring the latest kits, clubs, and squads from some of top leagues around the world. It will also feature some of the world’s most famous stadiums, including some brand new to FIFA 2122. Gameplay features and modes will have parity with FIFA 21 on Nintendo Switch.
G-DARIUS HD (ININ Games, 28th Sep, £24.99 / €29.99) – Take flight in the iconic Silver Hawk and immerse yourself in thrilling gameplay with both modern HD-visuals or authentic retro-arcade graphics. Experience the conflicts between the Amnelia Kingdom and the merciless Thiima Empire that took place before the battle between the people of Darius and Belsar. During this conflict, the series’ iconic Silver Hawks were created to make use of the game’s unique capture ball system that allows you to forge your own strategy and gain an edge over the enemy! – Read our G-DARIUS HD review
Gearshifters (Numskull Games, 1st Oct, £20.69 / €24.29) – An arcade-action shoot-‘em-up rogue-lite. Steer, drift, spin, smash and gun through waves of enemy vehicles. Go to war against extreme-machine bosses. Build up and tune your tactical loadout of car mods, defences and weaponry for each treacherous transport mission. Drive. Destroy. Get Paid.
HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™ (£39.99 / €49.99) – Collect the best vehicles in the Hot Wheels™ universe, build spectacular tracks and dive into breathtaking races. COLLECTOR OR ARTIST? BOTH The most iconic and sought after Hot Wheels™ vehicles are waiting for you. Get ready to make them race at full speed! Stand out in the crowd by setting off your personality with the exclusive livery editor. ALWAYS RUNNING Prove your skills by competing in awesome races and get ready for pure fun! Drift, charge the booster and launch yourself into spectacular loops. But be careful! If you’re too slow gravity will do its job. The bigger the challenge, the greater the glory. Race side by side with your friends in split screen mode for 2 players or face up to 12 opponents in online challenges – Read our HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™ review
Mary Skelter Finale (£44.99 / €49.99) – The last installment of the dungeon-crawling RPG trilogy reaches its stunning conclusion! Will the Blood Maidens finally get their happily ever after? Jail – a living prison for humans, buried 666 meters underground. It appeared suddenly several decades ago, giving birth to monsters called Marchen and patrolled by madness-inducing Nightmares.
Switch eShop – New Releases
2weistein – The Curse of the Red Dragon 2 (£17.99 / €19.99) – The unique and fantastic idea behind the series of 2weistein games is to train maths in a real 3D action adventure. Embedded in the tantalizing story the player has to solve maths quests or puzzles to get ahead in the game. It was developed by game specialists in cooperation with teachers and psychologists and won several prices and awards.
A Juggler’s Tale (Mixtvision, 29th Sep, £12.99 / €14.99) – A Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heels – while the puppet master holds the strings firmly in his hands.
Aeon Drive (Critical Reflex, 30th Sep, £10.99 / €14.99) – Set in the neon-coloured landscape of Neo Barcelona, Aeon Drive is an action platformer with a speed running twist! You’ll play as Jackelyne, a young space ranger from another dimension. Desperately trying to get home, she crash-lands her spaceship into the middle of a bustling metropolis, Neo Barcelona. With the power sword, teleportation dagger and unique skill to control time, Jackelyne has to find all the Drive Cores to fix her ship – and save the city from impending doom.
Antonball Deluxe (Proponent Games, 28th Sep, £8.54 / €9.36) – The breakout title from Summitsphere, Antonball Deluxe is a retro, high-octane smorgasbord of brickbreaking arcade action! Starring a little red man named Anton – Boiler City’s top exterminator – Antonball Deluxe quite literally turns the breakout genre on its head, blending traditional brick-breaking gameplay with tight, intense platforming. No slouch on content, Antonball Deluxe truly lives up to its name in including three separate games: ANTONBALL is an enhanced low-definition remake of Summitsphere’s legendary game jam title!
Asdivine Saga (KEMCO, 30th Sep, £12.14 / €13.49) – In a world facing a sudden war, a mercenary by the name of Vyse finds himself seeking to uncover the evil machinations operating behind the scenes. Joined by a pair of royal princesses and shinobi, does success lie in the cards for this unlikely band of adventurers when danger seems to lurk at every turn. . . ? ! Master the art of throwing and level monsters to the dust! Get powerful support from spirits that can be equipped to enhance magic, and upgrade weapons and synthesize rings to power up in battle. You can even get special endings by building up trust with other characters, and take on the strongest at the battle arena to enjoy this fantasy RPG in its entirety.
BARRICADEZ ReVisited (FlyPenguin, 30th Sep, £10.79 / €11.99) – This is the Crafting × Tower Defense game you have been looking for. Gather materials and items to upgrade your base and protect a cradle after the collapse of civilization. Mine and explore in caves In The Caves, you can mine randomly generated resources that are used to craft traps and blocks. Venture deeper and deeper to find a number of rare materials and secrets. Craft the perfect defense In your base, you can craft dozens of facilities and traps to repel approaching enemies.
Bonfire Peaks (Draknek, 30th Sep, £15.09 / €16.79) – Move onwards, move upwards, and leave nothing behind. Bonfire Peaks is a puzzle game about closure, by Corey Martin and published as well as co-produced by Draknek, creator of A Monster’s Expedition and Cosmic Express. Navigate over 200 expertly designed puzzles in a breathtakingly lovely voxel-based world. Filler content has been burned away to create a perfectly fine-tuned experience, filled with richly rewarding challenges and surprising new mechanics that’ll keep sparking your interest right through to the end.
Centipede: Recharged (Atari, 29th Sep, £7.99 / €8.99) – The original bug-blasting arcade game is back! Centipede: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals designed for modern screens, a 16:9 field of play, and an original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard.
Colsword (£2.99 / €3.35) – Logic puzzle game in which you have to paint the cubes in the desired sequence using your colored magic swords. Features: – 42 levels with increasing complexity – Extremely easy to learn and complex to master – Simple touch controls make playing easy
COTTOn 2 – Saturn Tribute (City Connection, 30th Sep, £13.49 / €14.99) – Set in the Pumpkin Kingdom which has lost its national treasure—the “Bluewater Willow,” this brain-stimulating action-shooter follows Cotton, a witch with the biggest appetite in the universe, and Appli, the most tomboyish girl in the royal family. This is the fourth installment in the fantasy shooting game series featuring Cotton, one of SUCCESS’s most popular characters.
COTTOn Boomerang – Saturn Tribute (City Connection, 30th Sep, £13.49 / €14.99) – There are team battles this time! Take full advantage of all the amplified action and push forward! Set in the Pumpkin Kingdom which has lost its national treasure—the “Bluewater Willow,” this brain-stimulating action-shooter follows Cotton, a witch with the biggest appetite in the universe, and Appli, the most tomboyish girl in the royal family. This is the fifth installment in the fantasy shooting game series featuring Cotton, one of SUCCESS’s most popular characters.
Dandy Ace (NEOWIZ, 28th Sep, £15.09 / €16.79) – Dandy Ace is an over the top action game that follows this fabulous magician seeking to combine and use his magical cards, fighting and looting his way to defeat the Green-Eyed Illusionist and free himself from a cursed mirror. What is Dandy Ace? Dandy Ace is an over the top fast-paced roguelike experience that follows a fabulous magician seeking to combine and use his magical cards while fighting and looting his way to defeat the Green-Eyed Illusionist, Lele, who has imprisoned him in a cursed mirror.
Death’s Gambit: Afterlife (Serenity Forge, 30th Sep, £16.19 / €17.99) – The promise of immortality lies at the heart of Siradon. As Death’s right hand, challenge the undying guardians of the realm and endure the eternal struggle to purge their souls. Death’s Gambit: Afterlife is the new and expanded edition of the original hardcore 2D RPG action platformer. Master the precise combat, utilizing a wide variety of weapons and abilities to confront the horrors that lurk within Siradon.
Doom & Destiny Worlds (£16.19 / €17.99) – Stranded and naked on a shore of an unknown planet, four friends wake up afflicted by the most common video game disease: amnesia. Who summoned them? Why are they here? How will they return home? What’s for dinner?
DroneRidge (Riddlersoft Games, 29th Sep, £6.99 / €7.79) – Welcome to DroneRidge, the ultimate skill game! Navigate your drone through 20 atmospheric levels, featuring cool retro graphics and a truly unique urban soundscape. Skilfully avoid obstacles to reach the landing zone. . . if you can! Levels range from easy to very hard, and can be played, or re-played in any order. . . so you can keep improving your skills and scores!
ExZeus: The Complete Collection (Ziggurat, 30th Sep, £11.69 / €12.99) – Hostile alien forces have set their sights on Earth and will stop at nothing to wipe our civilization from existence. The invaders seek to use their advanced technology to annihilate humanity, but they weren’t expecting the people of Earth to counter with sophisticated technology of our own. Enter Project ExZeus, humanity’s last and best defense to repel the otherworldly menace and restore peace to our little blue planet using ultra high tech fighting robots!
Guardian Force – Saturn Tribute (City Connection, 30th Sep, £13.49 / €14.99) – The Guardians, a secret society wielding the power of the Force, have readied their tanks and intend on crushing the aspirations of the Hammerbolt Empire! This is an auto-scrolling, multidirectional shooting game released by SUCCESS in 1998. This masterpiece of the past is given new life using the specially-developed “Zebra Engine. ” The new features included such as game rewind, slow mode, and quicksave greatly improve ease of play. Online rankings have also been added!
Kyle is Famous: Complete Edition (£11 / €12.5) – Take Control of Kyle in this Text-Based Adventure. . . —————– Make decisions for Kyle that will affect every part of his day. Take Kyle’s hand through 117 unique endings, each determined by what Kyle has done and who he has interacted with. He needs you. Be kind.
Math Classroom Challenge (ISDEC Soluciones, 29th Sep, £8.89 / €9.9) – Math is boring, so they say. Well, no more. Math Classroom Challenge is an educational game in first person view, with the mission of solving the different random mathematical exercises proposed. To do this, you have at your disposal a water hose, with which you must water the numbers and the appropriate solutions. All this in a safe environment to learn mathematics in a fun and enjoyable way. It’s also the kids version of Math Combat Challenge.
MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA (DELiGHTWORKS, 30th Sep, £39.98 / €49.99) – * A deluxe edition that contains both the MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA game and the MELTY BLOOD ARCHIVES content is also available. For those who purchase the deluxe edition, it is not necessary to separately purchase the standard edition. Melty Blood is reborn. This is the latest addition to the series of 2D fighting games based on TYPE-MOON’s visual romance novel, Tsukihime. The curtain rises once more on dramatic battles played out with familiar characters from Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-.
MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA – Deluxe Edition (DELiGHTWORKS, 30th Sep, £57.98 / €69.99) – * This is a limited edition product. There is also a regular edition. Please be careful not to purchase multiple copies of the same item. * This product includes contents that may also be purchased individually. Please be careful not to purchase multiple copies of the same item. Deluxe Edition Set Details ① MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA ② MELTY BLOOD ARCHIVES Enjoy both the MELTY BLOOD Guide Book packed with amazing artwork and details about the setting and history of the game, and the MELTY BLOOD SOUND COLLECTION with background music from the franchise all together in digital format. Melty Blood is reborn.
Meteoroids 3D (ISDEC Soluciones, 29th Sep, £8.79 / €9.99) – Meteoroids: when the simplest is the most addictive. Eighties of the twentieth century. The golden age of 8-bit video games. We were leaving school, and we were going to spend our precious coins in the arcade machines. Meteoroids 3D. Meteoroids 3D doesn’t pretend anything except two things: to be a tribute to past games, and to allow the player to go back to destroying space rocks in an absurd and crazy way.
Miners Races (Gametry, 28th Sep, £2.29 / €2.59) – In Miners Races, you need to show that you are the ultimate miner as you try to acquire the highest score and as many diamonds as you can. This is not going to be easy, since you are against the clock and you need to do this as fast as possible. It’s a very engaging and fast, action-packed game where you really have to test yourself and your limits. Every new mission is different, so you never really know where to go and how to achieve those goal. It adds to the difficulty of the game, while always encouraging you to have fun and experiment. Show that you’re the better miner in Miners Races today!
Mini Car Racing 2 (Kistler Benjamin, 30th Sep, £5.17 / €5.99) – Race around in tiny vehicles in a giant household and experience amazing races with your friends up to four players or race alone and hunt the next best race time in 16 different race tracks! Complete championships to unlock new different tracks or race the arcade mode. Play with up to four friends in splitscreen and have a fun race experience! Race On! Features: Different tiny vehicles16 TracksDifferent game modes: Arcade, Timetrail and championshipSplitscreen mode up to 4 players
Road Racing: Highway Car Chase (T-Bull, 30th Sep, £5.59 / €6.39) – Jump behind the wheel and race through the endless busy roads and highways! Make near traffic misses discovering unique locations! Be careful! Roads and highways are full of speeding motorcycles and cars – they can bother you! Be also prepared to escape from the cops, who might even use a helicopter to catch you. Brace yourself for an action-packed run, filled with skin-of-the-teeth near misses. Nobody said that it’s easy to win!
SGC – Short Games Collection #1 (£13.59 / €15.99) – Time is running short but you still want to play meaningful games that leave you with a sense of accomplishment. Well, look no further! The SGC – Short Games Collection has gathered five amazing gaming experiences that you can play through from start to finish and still have time to enjoy other fine things in life. Encased in a beautiful 3D menu environment created originally for the SGC you will find: The Good Time Garden; Swallow the Sea; A Game Literally About Doing Your Taxes; Ghostein; and Uranus. These acclaimed gems are available on Nintendo Switch™ for the very first time. Experience the most psychedelic and thought provoking games anytime and anywhere.
Space Revenge (JanduSoft, 30th Sep, £7.91 / €8.79) – Space Revenge is an action-exploration game. Get ready to assault the enemy’s base and get your desired revenge! With a top down perspective, twin stick controls and a sci-fi mood to explore the enemy base full of dangers. The BSO will make you feel the tension of the game. Game Features: – Gorgeous 3D graphics – Story mode with 14 levels story-driven. – Over 40 missions to complete. – Intense combat action to keep you engaged. – 4 Weapons to unlock – Ammo with different side effects – Use the environment to your own advantage – Boss rush mode unlockable after completing the game – 4 Main Bosses – 2 characters to choose from. – Ambient soundtrack
Sports & Adventure Pinball (£13.49 / €14.99) – Enjoy 6 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.
Steel Assault (Tribute Games, 28th Sep, £10.79 / €11.69) – Play as Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes. – Fast-paced 2D platforming: Dynamic, fluid sidescrolling combat with a stylish moveset and tons of enemies / bosses to fight – 16-bit post-apoc style: A beautifully fleshed-out sci-fi world, rendered in detailed pixel art and backed by fiery FM-synthesized tunes – Unique zipline action: A new twist on classic grappling-hook mechanics, opening up fun movement possibilities – Classic gaming experience: Beautifully hand-crafted stage-based action with optimal screen resolution for CRT gaming – Read our Steel Assault review
Supersonic Tank Cats (No Gravity Games, 30th Sep, £3.59 / €3.99) – Race through multiple distinct, zany tracks to the tune of bopping meowsic designed by cats for cats. Choose between five adorable half-cat-half-combat fully armed vehicles but don’t let them fool you – as all cats, they’re as deadly as they are cute and fluffy. Each of the cat-hicles pawsesses its own catty weapons so use them to your advantage. Gather power-ups, outsmart the competition, and become victorious!
Survival Z (Ember Entertainment, 30th Sep, £7.63 / €8.50) – After the event, humanity lies on the brink while zombies dominate the landscape! You are a survivor. Armed with your wits and bravado, you are determined to save all who remain. Your goal is clear: find survivors and seek out a way to exterminate the undead menace. Choose your way along randomly generated routes to build and battle your way through environments crawling with zombies.
Takorita Meets Fries (£4.99 / €4.99) – In the Tako Kingdom deep under the sea, soup is the only mundane meal everybody eats. But Princess Takorita is deeply dissatisfied with this, and she demands a tasty new dish to spice up her life. She decides to venture up to the land, where the culture is different and surprising. Once there, she has her fated encounter with the french fries! Princess Takorita continues her adventure to make the fries more and more tasty!
THE Card Battle: Eternal Destiny (D3 Publisher, 30th Sep, £15.29 / €16.99) – THE Card Battle: Eternal Destiny is an epic card game inspired by myths and legends, featuring 600+ cards with delightful animation! Build your own deck with various cards, and beat enemies with high-level strategy combining evolutions, abilities, and attributes. Story: Earth: the Millennium of humans has approached its end. History has come to a halt.
Touhou Genso Wanderer -Lotus Labyrinth R- (Phoenixx, 30th Sep, £32.99 / €39.99) – Venture into dungeons with a huge party of your favorite Touhou characters! This is a dungeon-crawler RPG with an absurdly large party size! The dungeon-crawler RPG Genso Wanderer is now a game with an Oversized Party System that pushes the envelope of the roguelike genre! Now you can bring dozens of partners with you on your dungeon crawls, in addition to other quality of life improvements that make the game’s systems and controls smoother than ever. Overwhelm your enemies with strength in numbers! Lead tons of your favorite Touhou characters at once and conquer the impregnable Lotus Labyrinth! – Read our Touhou Genso Wanderer -Lotus Labyrinth R- review
TRIOS – lofi beats / numbers to chill to (Samurai Punk, 30th Sep, £4.71 / €5.24) – TRIOS is a game about numbers and the fun you can have with them. Deceptively simple, surprisingly challenging. Select two numbers and one operator, then watch them combine to create a new number. Use all your numbers to reach the target.
UnMetal (Versus Evil, 28th Sep, £14.39 / €13.59) – You play as Jesse Fox who finds himself imprisoned in a covert military base where he was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Jesse must now escape using his dry wits, quick words, improvised skills, arsenal of warfare, explosives, gadgets, and an elaborate explanation of how it all went down. If that all fails, he’ll use his fists.
UNSIGHTED (Humble Games, 30th Sep, £17.99 / €19.99) – After a long war with the humans, the few androids that remain in Arcadia are running out of Anima, the energy that gives all robots consciousness. It’s up to you, Alma, to find a way to recover your memories and save your friends from becoming UNSIGHTED. Explore the vast ruins of Arcadia, using every tool you can find.
Warp Frontier (Brawsome, 28th Sep, £11.60 / €12.86) – Vincent Cassini, decorated war hero, but still just a Captain in the police force he started, is patrolling the orbital slums of his home planet Cetus, when he stumbles across a lead in a war crime that resulted in the mysterious disappearance of thousands of Cetans, including his first wife and best friend. Captain Cassini and his robot partner MAC, must ally with morally questionable characters to stop an old enemy before their crimes are erased forever.
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
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