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
Crazy Chicken Xtreme (TREVA, 1st Sep, £17.99 / €19.99) – Hunt mischievous moorhuhns across a mystical campsite in the forest, shoot them down in the old walls of a knight’s castle, or put your marksmanship to the test in a medieval marketplace. If a wild chicken gets in the line of fire, blast it with a shotgun, rocket launcher, or chicken-hammer. Quickly load up on ammunition to enjoy maximum shooting action, and the chickens will either have to drop their feathers or end up roasting on the spit! • 3 exciting locations • 3 deadly weapons • Atmospheric settings • Offline multiplayer mode (1 vs 1, up to 4 players take turns in the hot seat) • Online high score
Final Vendetta (Numskull Games, 17th Jun, £22.49 / €24.99) – Final Vendetta is a hard-hitting action packed beat ‘em up for 1 or 2 players in the vein of classic arcade titles. Featuring stunning pixel art and a thumping soundtrack with exclusive tracks from Utah Saints! Brawl with bad dudes and tough girls as you fight through dangerous environments. The notorious “Syndic8” gang are slowly taking control of the capital and have kidnapped Claire Sparks’ younger sister. Unfortunately for them, Claire will do whatever it takes to get her back and crush anyone who stands in her way! She teams up with her two friends (and housemates) – retired pro-wrestler Miller T. Williams and Duke Sancho, the streetwise bare-knuckle fighter. Together they must battle and brawl their way through the mean streets of London in a risky mission to reunite Claire with her sister. Claire Sparks, a student and martial arts expert, who has become unwillingly embroiled in the rescue of her sister.
Horgihugh And Friends (Aksys Games, 16th Jun, £26.99 / €29.99) – “Shoot down 16-bit bad guys in Horgihugh and Friends! At the end of a brutal war, countries decided to dismantle their weapons. When the Gozareans attack, two retired pilots realize their trusty vintage fighter planes are the only means of combating the alien’s powerful weapon-nullifying technologies. Taking to the skies, Hugh and Figaro are the world’s last wings of hope. Feature points: – A horizontal side-scrolling shooter featuring vibrant retro graphics and an adorable cast of animal characters. – 6 challenging stages, 13 intense boss battles, 2 difficulty levels, and a unique power-up system to explore. – Take control of two pilots at the same time, since you’ll need all the help you can get. – Featuring artwork by Kou (Mega Man 2X, Shantae) and music by Motoaki Furukawa (Gradius II, Metal Gear, Policenauts). “
Oxide Room 104 (Wild Sphere, 12th Aug, £22.49 / €24.99) – Combining escape room gameplay and action, Oxide Room 104 is a bone-chilling single-player body-horror game set inside an old motel. Abducted, at the mercy of a ruthless scientist, and stalked by a horrible creature, you must try to escape using common sense, just as you would in real life. Can you get out of Oxide? It all starts when you wake up in the bathtub of a motel room, naked, wounded, and unsure what has happened. You remember that the deal had gone wrong, but now the only thing that matters is trying to escape from that horrifying place no matter what. From this moment on, everything you do will lead you to one of the endings. And we warn you that, out of all the ways it could end, there’s only one good way out… There are many options and ways to solve situations, as well as different paths. Some actions will lead you to states that will alter your perception of the environment and even to an abrupt outcome.
Zorro The Chronicles (Nacon, 16th Jun, £35.99 / €39.99) – Play as Zorro or his sister, Ines, in this action and stealth game inspired by the animated series Zorro The Chronicles. Free the people, restore justice and mock Sergeant Garcia by signing your name with the tip of your sword! Adventure awaits! Zorro The Chronicles is an exciting and humorous action game that includes combat and exploration scenarios inspired by the TV series. The epic adventure immerses you in the world of the successful animated series Zorro The Chronicles. Protect vulnerable and innocent people from the evil general and his army. Restore justice in 19th century Spanish California. Play as a true hero and fight for justice. You can play as Zorro or his sister, Ines. Level up your heroes’ skills by unlocking new moves. Become a master sword fighter! Throw your opponents off balance with your sword skills, disarm them with a whip lash or sword strike, and pull off spectacular moves! Use your acrobatic prowess and reflexes to dodge their attacks.
Switch eShop – New Releases
Around The World (Asylum Square Interactive, 17th Jun, £8.99 / €9.99) – Who doesn’t love them? The small and detailed hidden object pictures that challenge children to find certain items. They have been proven to promote children’s perception and language progression. Around The World can be played by children of any age. Thanks to the fully voice-activated interface, even toddlers are able to explore the hidden object pictures on their own. They do not need to be able to read to have a sense of achievement. Concentration and attentiveness are taught in a playful way. Incidentally, a study conducted by the Singapore Technological University proved the fact that hidden object games increase the understanding of spatial perception in memory. In addition, visual search skills were noticeably improved. The game can also be used to support language learning. Simply select the desired language in the settings and start playing. What are you waiting for? Family fun for young and old.
Autonauts (Curve Digital, 16th Jun, £14.39 / €17.99) – Travel the universe creating settlements on uninhabited planets with the sole goal of setting worlds in motion through the power of automation. Fresh from your spaceship you must harvest stick and stone and begin your settlement building efforts. Create rudimentary crafting items from blueprints and slowly build a number of workerbots to aid in your efforts. Teach and shape their artificial intelligence with a visual programming language, then instruct them to begin the formation of your settlement. Marvel as a planet you’ve shaped becomes home to a civilisation of workerbots, happy to do your bidding! Expand further with the creation of Folk; beings that require your assistance to survive. Push your workerbots further by introducing fishing, cooking, housing, and tailoring and help the Folk into a state of transcendence. Playful Programming Teach your workerbots requisite steps to complete tasks by asking them to repeat actions utilising a visual programming language.
Barn Finders (MD GAMES , 17th Jun, £11.96 / €13.29) – Search for valuables stashed in abandoned barns ranging from old clocks, musical instruments, antiques, gold, weaponry to even vintage cars and motorcycles and sell them for a profit. Run your family business. Look for valuable items and sell them in your pawnshop. Every item has a value, so collect everything and search everywhere! Bid on auctions and sales to get access to closed-off properties. Who knows what kind of dusty treasures you can find there? Visit 12 original locations and unearth their secrets in the land of Ammeryka (largely similar to the real America, but not quite). Barns are just the beginning. How about a visit to an old military base or . . . the moon? Take care of developing your shop. Empty shelves mean an empty wallet. Customers will come back if they have something to come back for. Fix found items, clean the dirty ones and sell them all. And if there are no customers, you can always play basketball in your backyard.
Blackguards 2 (Daedalic Entertainment, 15th Jun, £9.74 / €11.24) – Choose your playstyle: no matter if front line combat monster, mage or ranged fighter it’s in your hands how you want to develop your character. Every action has consequences, so make your decisions wisely. Death may be just around the corner. Three years have passed since Count Uria´s plots. The Vanquishers of the Nine Hordes long parted ways but life in Aventuria went on. Cassia, a young woman of noble descent, has only one goal: She wants to claim the Shark Throne, no matter the price; and be it only for one day. Unfortunately, there are two problems that potentially foil her plans. First of all, she spends her days incarcerated in a dungeon and secondly, there is already a man on her throne: Marwan. She is neither fond nor proficient in matters of diplomacy or politics, so she chooses a more. . . practical approach. She intends to break out of prison and overthrow Marwan to claim the throne herself. For this, she needs strong allies.
Cloud Gardens (Coatsink Software, 16th Jun, £13.99 / €14.99) – Plant seeds, repurpose hundreds of discarded objects and create unique structures for nature to reclaim. Cloud Gardens relaxing nature encourages creativity and is filled with an enormous catalogue of objects and plantlife to choose from. Share your creations with other gardeners, download looping videos of other dioramas, and embrace generative soundscapes by Amos Roddy, composer of Kingdom. Part garden simulator, part dystopian landscape builder, part puzzle game, Cloud Gardens aims to fill you with satisfaction without the frustration. – Read our Cloud Gardens review
Dadish 3 (Thomas K Young, 15th Jun, £8.09 / €9) – When his kids board a bus for a suspicious field trip, Dadish sets off to find them before they’re turned into radish soup! Along the way he’ll splash through a sewer, get lost in the desert, ride a dolphin, and reluctantly reunite with his estranged spouse. Help Dadish rescue his children once more, in his most fun and challenging adventure yet. • Dadish’s most action-packed adventure yet! • A retro platformer from the creator of Super Fowlst and Dadish • 50 very good levels • A whole bunch of baby radishes (and a couple of possums) to find • Get a piggy back ride from your ex-wife, who is a tomato • Murderous ice creams, cupcake snakes, bread that’s in a bad mood, and more junk food themed foes • Five stupid bosses • Befriend and ride a dolphin • The harsh realities of parenthood • A cool soundtrack • Dialog that is kind of funny • Collectable stars • Unlockable secrets • Never give up
I Love Finding Critters! – Collector’s Edition (Ocean Media, 13th Jun, £8.99 / €9.99) – I Love Finding Critters is a classic hidden object game where you can search for a huge assortment of animals! Squirrels, hamsters, chicks, ducks, and so many more! Find them all in beautiful scenic locations and solve puzzles and play mini games as you go along. More different kinds of animals to find in each location! Beautiful, animated backgrounds. Play over 20 fun minigames! Discover and adopt all the animals!
I Love Finding MORE Cats! – Collector’s Edition (Ocean Media, 16th Jun, £8.99 / €9.99) – Visit new locations, solve tricky puzzles, and play exciting mini-games! With new cute cats to find, I Love Finding MORE Cats features even more classic hidden object gameplay across a wide variety of scenes with even more great mini-games sprinkled throughout! – More cats in each location! – Over 20 mini-games to enjoy! – 20 cats to discover and adopt! – Gorgeous animated backgrounds!
JUMANJI: The Curse Returns (Marmalade Game Studio, 13th Jun, £11.99 / €13.99) – Get ready – the jungle’s coming to challenge you! With every roll of the dice, dangerous wildlife escapes into the town and can only be stopped by you reaching the center of the board. Be careful, if the jungle overpowers you and your team – everyone loses!
Later Daters Premium (Bloom Digital, 15th Jun, £13.09 / €14.49) – You’re the newest resident at Ye OLDE retirement community, where you’ll meet a cast of sexy seniors who are all dying (not literally) to meet you. It’s a lot like summer camp, but with orthopedic shoes, bridge clubs, and more jell-o. It’s an adjustment as you settle in, but who knows: maybe these will turn out to be the best years of your life! Adventure, passion, and transformation are not experiences reserved for the young. Later Daters portrays the aging process as a rollicking romp and reminds us of what the elderly can teach us about our capacity for love. Remember if the chairs are a-rockin’ don’t come a-knockin! Gameplay Features: Play as a sexy senior! Customize your look, name, romance history, and gender. Have some intimate adventures that deal with mortality, vulnerability, and getting some action. Enjoy LGBTQ inclusive romance and poly relationship options. Pick your favorite companion creature : A cat, a dog. . . Or a robot?
Lines Universe (Hook Games, 16th Jun, £0.89 / €0.99) – • ! ! ! NEW ! ! ! Triangle, square and hexagon grids • 500 brain-teasing Numberlink puzzles • Beautiful abstract visuals • Light and dark color themes • Ambient relaxing soundtracks Lines Universe – beautiful Numberlink-based puzzle game involving finding paths to connect colored tiles in a grid.
Neko Secret Room (eastasiasoft, 16th Jun, £4.99 / €5.59) – Sneak into your photographer friend’s room and find out what she’s hiding! Neko Secret Room is a naughty action puzzler where you have to solve the grid-based brain teasers of ChanOS to hack into a database of saucy photos. Select pieces of each image and swap them around to discover the correct combination and restore the completed scene. The lovely clients shown within are surely worth the effort! In addition to image puzzles, you’ll find other interesting activities in your friend’s room, whether it’s playing darts, going through her wardrobe and trying on clothes, dancing or just admiring her cats! Even the simplest of pleasures can be extra exciting when you’re somewhere forbidden, right?
Neon White (Annapurna Interactive, 16th Jun, £19.99 / €21.99) – Neon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a past life? – Read our Neon White review
OVERLORD: ESCAPE FROM NAZARICK (KADOKAWA, 16th Jun, £20.24 / €22.49) – Gameplay Features Escape the Great Tomb of Nazarick At first, Clementine will be unarmed and, thanks to her amnesia, unable to exercise the full extent of her abilities. She will need to explore every inch of the Great Tomb of Nazarick in order to regain her arsenal of weapons and powers and use them to make her escape. Action-Packed Parkour Clementine’s incredible agility allows her to perform superhuman feats of parkour that will help her navigate her environment in a variety of ways. Martial Arts and Magic Make use of Clementine’s wide array of abilities to boost her firepower and mobility. Mastery of different types of magic will be essential in exploring the various stages of the game. Upgrade Weapons Upgrade the weapons you find around the Tomb to exploit your enemies’ weaknesses and hone your favorites to perfection.
Perfect Gold: The Alchemy of Happiness (Mama Morin, 16th Jun, £7.19 / €7.99) – Perfect Gold: The Alchemy of Happiness is a short, coming-of-age visual novel about two former friends who escape detention in order to celebrate the Sunflower Festival. Set in the magical city of Castlecoast, readers get to know Audrey Clary, an alchemy student and heiress who secretly dreams of a different life, and Marion LaRue, a rebellious elemental magic student in search of someone she once loved. ♡ A WLW (women who love women) story for WLW: Follow a heartwarming, slice-of-life story between two girls as they get a second chance at love and friendship. ♡ A short and sweet story: At around 30,000 words and with 2-4 hours of gameplay, Perfect Gold is just the game for those who like to relax with character-driven visual novels. ♡ 2 Playable Characters: See the story unfold through the eyes of Audrey and Marion. ♡ Fully Voiced: Features a cast of talented professional English voice actors who breathe life into the characters.
Plunder Dungeons (Chequered Ink, 17th Jun, £2.76 / €2.99) – Collect elements and use them as either armor or weapons on your quest. Gather as much treasure as possible on your travels and compare your highest score with players all around the world. Each time you enter the Plunder Dungeons they’ll be slightly different. Keep your wits about you and maybe you’ll come face to face with the rarest and most powerful creatures. _____ Down in the Sunken Catacombs, Deep in the moonlit caves, Treasures are awaiting discovery, By adventurers triumphant and brave! Collect your favorite elements, And face your darkest fears, Will you conquer the Plunder Dungeons? Or will they reduce you to tears? PLUNDER DUNGEONS.
Snake of Maths! Cool Education Game (Cooking & Publishing, 14th Jun, £2.69 / €2.99) – Slide the snake up or down on the screen to guide it to the correct answer. Break the blocks and get the biggest snake of all. The slithering snake eats the dots to extend its life. Hit the number blocks with the correct answer and show your math skills Get the highest score! An amazing game to challenge your friends and family to beat your score. Be careful when hitting the block! The snake will shrink if you don’t solve the problem right. Play now and test your agility to add, subtract, divide and multiply.
Tales of Aravorn: Seasons of the Wolf (Ratalaika Games, 17th Jun, £19.99 / €19.99) – In this visual novel RPG game, you can play as either Shea or Althea, twins from the ice-shrouded village Ninim. The twins’ tale starts on a day like many others when one of the siblings finds a young wolf and decides to take it with them. Their epic journey will take the siblings to the desert-wrapped city of Dingirra, and to the storm-shrouded port of Shacklesplit. Explore the corruption-riddled halls of Dingirra, and contest with the crimelords who claim it as their own domain. Sail the high seas and get back home safely! Choose new attributes with every level up, as each one will have a crucial impact on future battles. The game features 9 different classes, each with its own set of skills. Battle a large variety of enemies in turn-based tactical battles and loot randomized items for a different game every time!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (DotEmu, 16th Jun, £20.24 / €22.49) – HEROES IN A HALF SHELL Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge features groundbreaking gameplay rooted in timeless classic brawling mechanics, brought to you by the beat ’em up experts at Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4) and Tribute Games. Bash your way through gorgeous pixel art environments and slay tons of hellacious enemies with your favorite Turtle, each with his own skills and moves – making each run unique! Choose a fighter, use radical combos to defeat your opponents and experience intense combats loaded with breathtaking action and outrageous ninja abilities. Stay sharp as you face off against Shredder and his faithful Foot Clan alone, or grab your best buds and play with up to four players simultaneously! – Read our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge review
The Hand of Merlin (Versus Evil, 14th Jun, £26.99 / €29.99) – The Hand of Merlin is a turn-based rogue-lite RPG in which Arthurian legend clashes with cosmic horror. Recruit a company of up to three mortal heroes and guide them in spirit on a desperate journey from Albion to Jerusalem. Explore a richly-imagined medieval setting on the brink of apocalypse. Trade with merchants, improve your heroes and unearth ancient relics. Search for the lost fragments of your soul, scattered across the multiverse – and save as many worlds as you can. – Read our The Hand of Merlin review
Thunder Kid II: Null Mission (eastasiasoft, 15th Jun, £5.59 / €6.39) – The Robot Empire is back, and this time, they’re kidnapping all the humans! Take the role of Thunder Kid once again, rescue the hostages and track down the enemy’s mysterious new leader before it’s too late! Take down enemy bots and massive enemies in a unique blend of retro style that can be enjoyed by casual players and speedrunners alike. Like its predecessor, Thunder Kid II: Null Mission is a low-poly 3D run ‘n’ gun action game controlled from behind the main character, shifting the perspective of genre classics and adding bullet hell elements while retaining its hallmark features. You’ll have to run, jump and shoot your way across colorful and varied 3D environments, from caves and swamps to cityscapes and even the skies, all set to an energizing chiptune soundtrack!
Time Rift (Dolores Ent. , 16th Jun, £7.19 / €7.99) – Thank you for entering the VaultCo Asset Storage Solutions testing portal. At VaultCo, we believe the best security testing is done by the world’s best hackers – like you! We pride ourselves on having the fastest, most efficient crypto storage technology in the world. We take intrusion prevention very seriously. That’s why we offer our security testing contractors crypto units in payment, on top of your fee. You will be assessing the vulnerabilities of our system through a series of tests. Please proceed to the next server access point. Are you there? Hello? Look: you’re an elite hacker, right? We’re worried about our team. People haven’t been getting paid, and more importantly they’re acting really weirdly. It’s almost certainly down to VaultCo, and we know there are encrypted files that can prove it. If anyone can help us reach them, it’s you.
Viki Spotter: Camping (Ultimate Games, 15th Jun, £3.14 / €3.49) – We offer you an interesting game with a lot of puzzles in which you need to look for differences between two almost identical images. Do you think that they are the same at all? Then look closely and you will definitely see that the first impression is deceptive. The theme of the game is entirely devoted to camping and summer vacation, so it is sure to inspire you to new tourist achievements.
Ye OLDE Cribbage Club: A Later Daters Game (Bloom Digital, 15th Jun, £5.39 / €5.99) – Cozy up with your favorite Ye OLDE residents with a cracking cribbage contest. What is cribbage? Only the best board and card game combo ever played, enjoyed by many a senior citizen and old soul. Count card combos to peg your way through the board and crush your opponent. Chat with the Later Daters NPCs and hear their stories along the way. The Ye OLDE Cribbage Club is a part of the Later Daters game series. Later Daters is an award-winning dating sim where you play as an octogenarian looking for love, featuring seven charming datable characters.
DLC / Add-On Content
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