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
Horse Club Adventures (Wild River Games, 27th May, £34.99 / €39.99) – Visit the famous Lakeside Riding Stable and experience thrilling vacations full of adventure together with Hannah, Sarah, Lisa, Sofia and their horses! Horse Club Adventures carries you off to the wonderful world that revolves around the Lakeside Riding Stable. Together with Hannah, Sarah, Lisa, Sofia and their horses, you experience lots of thrilling adventures! There is an amazing amount to discover in this open world game. The popular Horse Club™ game characters and the lovingly designed locations at Lakeside, such as the café, the caravan and the riding stable, are brought to life here. Horse Club Adventures is an excitement-packed action adventure with numerous quests, popular mini-games, intriguing secrets to be revealed and loads of unlockable items, as well as collectibles and customization options. • Lively, colorful and detailed world including many familiar and new characters along with the settings from the Horse Club™ world!
Maneater (Tripwire Interactive, 25th May, £39.99 / €39.99) – Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas – a terrifying SHARK! Maneater is a Single-Player Action RPG, set in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Fight to survive in the open ocean, with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. The highly acclaimed ShaRkPG is now on Nintendo Switch! For the first time ever, the open waters of Port Clovis have evolved to go portable. Whether you’re on the go or in your home, you now can eat, explore, and evolve your way to the top of the food chain and become the Apex Predator of the ocean! – Read our Maneater review
Port Royale 4 (£40.49 / €44.99) – Set sail and join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands in their fight for supremacy of the Caribbean in the 17th century. In ‘Port Royale 4’ you will take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor who is eager to learn what it takes to manage and grow his small settlement into a bustling trader city.
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster (SEGA, 25th May, £44.99 / €49.99) – What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of Gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs. This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes: Remastered 3D models and backgrounds Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels Suspend save — save your progress whenever you need! Voiced audio — choose between Japanese and English VO – Read our Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster review
Very Very Valet (Toyful, 25th May, £19.99 / €24.99) – 1 to 4 players control an “elite” team of puppet valets, working together to overcome any and all valet-related challenges. It’s going to take teamwork and a certain “just park it anywhere” mentality to save the world from a severe parking crisis! It’s not enough to just be a valet – be a VERY VERY VALET.
World’s End Club (£35.99 / €39.99) – Renowned game writers Kotaro Uchikoshi and Kazutaka Kodaka return with a brand-new game that’s easy to dive into and full of twists and turns. This charming and vivid story of friendship and mystery will captivate new and experienced players alike! The “Go-Getters Club,” a group of misfit students from all over Japan, find themselves trapped in a strange theme park during a class trip. In order to unravel the mystery of their circumstances and find an escape, they must take part in a “Game of Fate” that will test their bonds of friendship! With colorful visuals, charming characters, accessible gameplay, and a compelling story, this is an experience you will never forget!
Switch eShop – New Releases
A Little Lily Princess (£11.99 / €12.99) – In British-controlled India, Sara Crewe was raised like a princess, always given the best of everything. Now that she is old enough, she must be sent away to boarding school in a foreign land, relying on her love of books and fairy tales to help her make friends. But not all smiles can be trusted, and fortune can turn cold and hard at any moment. What would happen to a little princess if she lost everything? Choose activities to build Sara’s resources and change the direction of the story. Which girl will she form the strongest emotional bond with?
Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards ( DIGIART INTERACTIVE, 26th May, £13.99 / €15.99) – From the heavens, mystic shards rain down upon the earth defying both time and space. Superstition, mysticism and fear of the unknown gave life to a path that went beyond the land of its birth. We meet our heroine Aluna, who as a child has was given the most powerful of these shards that is said to contain the heart of her mother, the goddess of Earth Pachamama.
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION (£16.19 / €17.99) – “AN EPIC ADVENTURE STORY Mark and his brother Don are flung into a futuristic era ruled by highly advanced technologies which are both revered and reviled. The inhabitants of this African apocalyptic world will help or hinder you, as you make new discoveries and navigate the spectacular landscape. Negotiate your passage with local leaders, healers and warriors, or find yourself embroiled in a battle against nanite swarms, enormous scorpions and rocket-equipped robots. From thriving villages to crumbling cities, petrified forests and bone-dry ocean beds, this strange new world holds a multitude of terrains to uncover, beautifully rendered in 2D isometric art.
Best Sniper Legacy: Dino Hunt & Shooter 3D (T-Bull, 27th May, £2.69 / €2.99)
Color Dot Connect (£4.49 / €4.99) – Dot Connect is a simple fun line puzzle game. The goal is to connect all the same colored dots by drawing a line through the grid. All dots must be connected and all spaces on the game board must be filled with color to complete the level.
Connect Color Dots: Fun Water Flow Pipe Line Art Puzzle Game (Alcyone Studio, 27th May, £8.89 / €9.95) – Connect dots with matching colors to create a pipe connection. Pair all dots with the same color and cover the entire board with pipes to solve each puzzle. But watch out, pipes will break if they cross or overlap! Play through more than 2000 puzzles. Ranging from easy 5×5 and 6×6 grids to hard, mind blowing 13×13 and 14×14 grids and everywhere in between. This game is simple and relaxed to control, but can be challenging and frenetic as you advance. So don’t wait any longer, give it a try and clear your mind like water!
Crossbow Crusade (£4.49 / €4.99) – You are the legendary monster hunter on a mission to survive the slaughter through the Dead Kingdom. Armed only with a trusty crossbow and old-fashioned trench coat, you have to reach the bowels of a dying country riddled with hordes of blood-soaking monsters. These scoundrels have to be hunted down! In Crossbow Crusade you will have everything needed from instant platforming classics — challenging enemies, hard and rewarding fight system, 90’s-style pixel art and responsive controls. All these features make for a great platforming experience suitable for new gamers and genre veterans alike!
Crying Suns (Humble Games, 27th May, £17.54 / €18.89) – In this story rich experience, each successful run will uncover the truth about the empire. . . and yourself as well. Main Features: – Space exploration in a procedurally-generated universe – Tactical fights between battleships and their squadron fleets – More than 300 possible story events – A deep and dramatic storyline structured in 6 chapters – A dark and disturbing atmosphere inspired by our favorite science fiction universes
Eat your letters (Kistler Benjamin, 24th May, £4.49 / €4.99) – Eat your letters is a new type of classic word search puzzle game. In this game, you have a plate full with exquisite letters and your duty is to find the right formulas to make great words and empty up your plate. Features : – Funny word search puzzle – 540 Levels – Different difficulties
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS (D3 Publisher, 27th May, £43.19 / €47.99) – A new EDF adventure begins! Only this time, the action unfolds in a parallel world where the Earth is made of digital blocks. This world has befallen into chaos, as the once peaceful square Earth has been shattered into pieces. Shape aside, it is an Earth nonetheless which needs to be defended. It is now up to the EDF to restore peace to the square planet.
Eight Dragons (JanduSoft, 27th May, £6.11 / €6.79) – Crooked businessman KANE has taken over the city. Can the Eight Dragons take it back? Using fists, feet and whatever weapons come to hand, the Eight Dragons must fight their way from one end of the city to the other, to reach their ultimate showdown. But each Dragon has a different path – it’s only when they come together that their true destiny is unlocked, as their stories intertwine and the full epic fight is revealed!
Family Mysteries 3: Criminal Mindset (£13.49 / €14.99) – Take on a role of a famous scientist drawn into a dangerous game, where the goal is to save the mankind and uncover family secret. Get ready for a pulse-pounding adventure in the world of experiments, mysteries and espionage! You are Nancy Bradford, a talented daughter of famous scientists who died under mysterious circumstances 20 years ago. Your recent studies, concentrating on mind control, draw attention from a prestigious Neurotech Institute as well as the CIA, which resulted in an unusual offer.
Family Vacation: California (Ocean Media, 27th May, £8.99 / €9.99) – Join the Simmons family as they embark on their Family Vacation to sunny California in this family-friendly adventure. Hit the beach, take in a ballgame and ride the rollercoaster at the theme park all before helping the family compete on the game show; Help Barb win the main prize and whole family to celebrate their great trip to California! 25+ Levels over 8 chapters 15+ challenging puzzles Bright, colorful graphics Fun for the whole family
Fishing Fighters (Aksys Games, 27th May, £17.99 / €19.99) – Fishing Fighters is a unique competitive experience sure to lure not only fishing enthusiasts, but friends and family as well. Get hooked on a new type of party game as you compete in fierce fish-offs with up to 8 players or simply relax and enjoy your favorite fishing spots together. Catch the game’s extensive Story Mode where you take on challenging rival battles in search of the elusive legendary fish. Select from an ocean of options, including deep sea, river, and lake fishing, along with a boatload of bait, lures, and equipment.
Hentai vs. Evil (eastasiasoft, 27th May, £7.19 / €7.99) – Rescue anime girls from hordes of demons & zombies! Sometimes a little zombie killing and demon slaying is all you need, but a dash of naughty flavor to spice things up certainly can’t hurt, right? In Hentai vs. Evil, demons have invaded the city, the suburbs and even the beach, turning the residents into flesh-eating zombies and throwing cute girls into cages. It’s time to stop the madness! Rescue those girls, have them join your ranks as you take down the source of evil in a rain of bullets and look good doing it!
King of Seas (Team17, 25th May, £19.99 / €24.99) – Cannon shots echo on the seven seas as on the horizon the sun rises on a new dawn of pirates. Drop your moorings, unfold the sails and launch yourself into the heart of the storm shaping your empire. The murder of your father will not be forgiven. King of Seas is an Action Role playing game set in a deadly procedurally generated pirate world. In a ferocious plot you will fight to regain what has been taken away and embark on an epic adventure in a fantastic world, filled with battles, lost islands and treasures. A universe full of amazing characters and breath-taking missions will keep you anchored as you strive to become the king of all pirates. – Read our King of Seas review
Kings of Paradise (Voltage, 27th May, £19.99 / €24.99) – Newly divorced, you’ve been left unemployed, destitute, and homeless. However, socialite kings living on the top floor of a luxury apartment building have hired you to be their ‘housekeeper.’ Remember, these are no ordinary men…
Kontrakt (Ultimate Games, 27th May, £6.29 / €6.99) – Kontrakt is a hyper-violent action-adventure game about schizophrenia with a dark and twisted story. You will assume the role of a hitman involved in mysterious contract killing, while uncovering the dirty truth and secrets behind the City of Light. The rush of adrenaline coming after each kill will slow down time for you, turning you into an unstoppable monster. Choose the weapon of your choice and plan the assassination carefully, because quick reactions won’t be enough. Features: High-speed action mixed with mystery adventure elements.
LiEat (PLAYISM, 27th May, £8.09 / €8.99) – LiEat is the classic story of a vagabond traversing a strange and mysterious world together with a dragon protégé, buying and selling secrets, while also attempting to uncover the truth about themselves.
Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale (£7.64 / €8.99) – Long Ago: A Puzzle Tale is a relaxing puzzle game combined with a modern fairy tale told in rhyme. Experience a beautiful colorful world and follow the story of a brave princess striving for freedom and adventure when everyone around her tries to keep her in line with the status quo. A WORLD OF PUZZLES TO DISCOVER Solve intuitive puzzles, collect feathers to reveal the story, gems to unlock new levels and coins to customize how the ball you’re playing with looks. Discover new mechanics as you progress in a campaign consisting of 80 levels plus 30 variations.
Lost Lands: Ice Spell (FIVE-BN STUDIO, 24th May, £6.29 / €6.99) – Susan is back to Lost Lands in the middle of problems of epic proportions. Weather cataclysms, mythical creatures, ancient legends – these and more stands before the main heroine of the Lost Lands.
LOVE – A Puzzle Box Filled with Stories (£9.99 / €12) – SCENARIO: LOVE is a puzzle game about finding the things we’ve lost in ourselves and the people who help us find them. Through interactions in both the past and present, get to know the people that live in your apartment building and the moments that define their lives – and then change them. LOVE is an experiment in storytelling that combines the rich experience of a diorama with puzzles inspired by point-and-click adventures.
Mini Car Racing (Kistler Benjamin, 27th May, £7.19 / €7.99) – Mini Car Racing is an arcade fun racer up to 2 players locally. Choose between different cars and tracks. Compete in the championship mode and unlock new tracks, get the best time in time trail or just play an arcade round.
Mutazione (Akupara Games, 26th May, £12.95 / €14.39) – A mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. . . MUTAZIONE is an adventure game where the juicy personal drama is just as important as the high-stakes adventure part of the story. Explore the community as 15-year-old Kai as she travels to the strange and secretive community of Mutazione to care for her ailing grandfather, Nonno.
O—O (Art Games Studio, 27th May, £2.87 / €3.14) – You are the result of a project codenamed O—O, the alter-ego, the mechanical expression of a particle of your soul. You traverse the corridors of digital reality in order to destroy the enemy of the system. The main rule of the game is not to die. Each contact of the core with the object causes your annihilation, which means returning to the last checkpoint. The number of lives per location is limited.
Off And On Again (£7.99 / €8.87) – “With the dawn of the internet the digital universe experienced exponential growth. The citizens basked in their new wealth and power, with access to previously unimaginable knowledge. For a while it seemed as if anything was possible. This golden age did not last. Knowledge became corrupt, much of it was lies dressed up as truth. Fear, paranoia and hate infected the world with Programs becoming jealous of the resources allocated to others. Throughout this turmoil the real threat went by unseen. A silent invader watched and waited, planning its attack. The war that followed was brief and devastating. Now there is but one hope. A hero must reboot the system, to turn it “”Off And On Again”” resetting time to before the corruption ever began. Are you that Hero? “” Off And On Again tells the story of a hero tasked with rebooting time. The game world is created and destroyed during play, with the hero having the ability to turn parts of the world off and on again.
Pathway (Chucklefish, 27th May, £12.99 / €13.99) – In 1936, Nazi influence has spread, along with rumours of secret excavations, mysterious artefacts, and gruesome occult rituals… Assemble a bold team of adventurers and journey through the desert-wilderness. Outwit foes in strategic squad combat and locate ancient treasures before they fall into the wrong hands! – Read our Pathway review
Pecaminosa – a pixel noir game (Badland Publishing, 27th May, £13.49 / €14.99) – Pecaminosa blends the charm of pixel art and the mechanics of an Action RPG with the atmosphere of film noir. You have not seen and played anything like it. Interrogate suspects, explore a city dominated by crime and sin, and never hesitate to use your fists and guns. These are hard times in a very tough city.
Route Me Mail and Delivery Co (£3.82 / €4.28) – A new delivery company has arrived on the scene! Route Me Mail and Delivery Co offers only the best in mail and parcel delivery services, 7 days a week! Complete various routes across multiple cities before your work day ends. Memorize your routes and knock them out in record time to become the best Postman that the company has ever seen. Upgrade your Postman’s abilities and buy decorations for your house at the Route Me Shop. It’s also a good idea to pay off your debts! Collect Hidden Mail and deliver Special Packages to increase your daily payout. Become the ultimate postman.
Siebenstreich’s Nerdventure (Golden Orb, 27th May, £13.49 / €14.99) – RPG group looking for hero to save Mirrormore realm. Benefits of the job include reasonable work hours, your own towel and a moderate chance of resurrection in the event of your untimely demise.
Skittles (Pix Arts, 26th May, £5.99 / €5.99) – Skittles is a game of skill in which the goal is to score exactly fifty points by knocking down pins numbered 1 through 12 with a throw of a wooden stick. This Skittle game can be played solo against the computer or in local multiplayer. The player throws a stick into the pins. The player’s score depends on the number of pins knocked down: If he knocks down a pin, he scores the value of the pin; If he knocks down several pins, he scores the number of pins knocked down (if all the pins knock down, the player scores twelve points);
Strike Daz Cans (£2.99 / €2.99) – Aim! Strike! Knock Down! The target of the game is knocking down the cans with as less throws as possible. This may sound easy, and it is early levels, but you’ll have to cope with moving objects in higher levels making the game increasingly difficult. The game stores your progression in persistant storage alllowing you to suspend a play and take it over whenever your want.
Sumire (Sumire, 27th May, £10.52 / €11.69) – Sumire is an indie narrative adventure, featuring a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village. In this enchanted place, a disenchanted girl named Sumire meets a mischievous spirit who makes her a deal to fulfill her most desired wish. But in order to see this wish come true, she must complete a series of tasks in return, before night falls and this special day reaches its end.
SUPER BOMBERMAN R ONLINE (KONAMI, 27th May) – Drop bombs and collect power-ups to blast your way through SUPER BOMBERMAN R ONLINE! You can compete against up to 64 players from around the world in this explosive survival battle! Fight your way to the end and outlast all other players to be BOMBER ONE!
Trenga Unlimited (£5.39 / €5.99) – Choose the right pieces, place them into the tower and solve the puzzle! This is Trenga, a relaxing 3D puzzle game with a unique yet familiar mechanic. Help Kate Nemo and the cute sea creatures, challenging your friends and family or even your own brain, to complete tricky missions in the 3 beautiful worlds of this captivating underwater adventure.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground (Focus Home Interactive, 27th May, £35.99 / €39.99) – Pick one of Storm Ground’s three factions – the stalwart Stormcast Eternals, ghoulish Nighthaunt, and putrescent Maggotkin – and lead your highly customizable forces in fast-paced, dynamic, turn-based strategic action. Fight your way across a wide variety of battlefields in the realms of Life, Death, and Metal.
Weaving Tides (Crytivo, 27th May, £19.11 / €21.24) – Get ready for a cozy adventure on the back of your carpet dragon Call your Weaver and set out on a journey to explore ancient dungeons, solve puzzles, challenge quirky creatures, and unravel the great mysteries of a long-forgotten past! Weaving Tides is a charming single-player adventure set in a world of magic and textile. Ride on the back of carpet dragons and explore a stunning landscape, as you soar above and dive below the weave. Imaginative weaving gameplay Stitch and cut your way through the textile landscape. Use the Weaver’s abilities to wrap up your foes and conquer tricky dungeons and puzzles.
Wonder Boy Asha in Monster World (£31.49 / €34.99) – For Wonder Boy – Asha in Monster World, the original staff from the former Westone Bit Entertainment gathered together to create a game that stays true to the spirit of the original games. The team is led, and directed, by the creator of the Wonder Boy series, Ryuichi Nishizawa and supported by Shinichi Sakamoto (sound), Maki Ōzora (character design) and Takanori Kurihara (creative management). You can’t get more Wonder Boy than that. – Read our Wonder Boy Asha in Monster World review
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!