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
Aokana – Four Rhythms Across the Blue (pQube, 21st Aug, £22.49 / €26.99) – Welcome to a world where people fly freely through the power of anti-gravity shoes. Become a coach for players who race in the sky and make the acquaintance of four charismatic girls. Follow their adventures as you all grow closer in this emotional story of hope, love and sportsmanship. Engage in an enticing story about sportsmanship and team spirit amongst a group of friends! Develop a romantic relationship with Asuka, Mashiro, Rika and Misaki; four spirited girls who may very well fall in love with you
PGA TOUR 2K21 (TakeTwo, 21st Aug, £49.99 / €59.99) – Play against the pros. Play with your crew. In PGA TOUR 2K21, you can play by the rules or create your own! Prove you’ve got what it takes to become FedExCup Champion. Take on PGA TOUR Pros during your very own career, earning rewards and gear along the way. Play against Justin Thomas and 11 top pros on stunning, real-life courses including TPC Sawgrass, East Lake Golf Club, and more. Create and personalize your MyPLAYER with equipment and apparel from brands you love. Design your ultimate course with 1,000s of custom options.
Switch eShop – New Releases
4×4 Dirt Track (£10.79 / €11.99) – Choose from a variety of Epic 4×4 Trucks, Buggies, SUVs & Pickups and put them through their paces! The amazing 4×4 Dirt Track offers challenges and adventure! It’s time to get muddy in the realistic Off Road Environment and face driving challenges that only the most skilled drivers can complete. All of the in-game tasks and missions are inspired by real Off Road Driving Competitions. They will test your driving skills and precision, letting you prove yourself as an extreme driver.
A Short Hike (Whippoorwill, 18th Aug, £5.66 / €6.29) – Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you.
Cecconoid (Thalamus Digital, 17th Aug, £9.99 / €12) – SCENARIO: The starship Equinox is under attack from Stormlord and his robotic minions, the Exolons! You’re the crew’s only hope. Take your Samurai-1 fighter, find Captain Solomon’s Key, clear the decks of evil robots, and save the Equinox from certain destruction! Cecconoid is an 8-bit inspired, flick-screen, twin-stick-shooter, set in an alternate dimension where the pixels are still chunky, and the bad guys are black and white.
Chinese Parents (Coconut Island Games, 20th Aug, £9.99 / €10.99) – As a child born in an ordinary family, there is a journey ahead of you, a journey of growth from birth to adult. Faced with the choices in life, how would you respond? Faced with the talented kids, can you stand out? Faced with your true love, how would you deal with your heart. The most important thing is that in this era of rapid development, how many generations will you need?
Digerati Presents: The Dungeon Crawl Vol. 1 (Digerati, 20th Aug, £7.09 / €7.87) – Explore, loot, and battle! Four adventure-filled worlds in one unmissable bundle: Fall of Light: Darkest Edition: A story-driven action RPG set within a world consumed by darkness. An old warrior and his luminescent daughter embark on a dangerous journey to reach the last place on Earth still touched by sunlight. Reverse Crawl: A fast-paced turn-based strategy RPG that lets you lead mobs of monster minions and back-from-the-grave goons into battle against the elite ‘heroes’ of the Red Queen.
Even the Ocean (Ratalaika Games, 21st Aug, £14.99 / €14.99) – A lowly power plant technician for Whiteforge City, Aliph, finds her world turned upside-down after a routine maintenance trip goes awry. Now, working directly with Mayor Biggs to face an unknown menace, Aliph must navigate her newfound power and influence to save the city. Aliph’s identities, environmental issues and the world’s fate all hang in the balance of Light and Dark energies.
Evergate (PQube, 18th Aug, £14.44 / €16.99) – Story Players guide a child-like soul named Ki on her journey through the Afterlife. Discover her past across lifetimes and her connection with her Kindred Spirit. Help save the Afterlife by channelling her power into her Soulflame. Evergate is a 2D puzzle-platformer featuring a unique align-to-shoot mechanic. Unleash your Soulflame and harness energy trapped within crystals to solve puzzles, find lost memories, and save your kindred spirit. Evergate blends cerebral puzzles with skill-based execution.
FuzzBall (ShadowLair Games, 19th Aug, £14.99 / €16.49) – Play as one of 6 FuzzBalls, these small animal plush toys roll into balls of fluff to move around and knock their enemies off a selection of 7 unique stages. FuzzBall comes with 3 different modes of play, supporting 1-4 players for local couch-play multiplayer – in Vs Mode, you will need to knock out all your enemies and be the last player to remain to be crowned as the ultimate victor.
Gleamlight (D3 Publisher, 20th Aug, £14.99 / €16.99) – Welcome to Gleamlight – a 2D action game that will take you through an adventure traversing a beautiful, transient world. Immerse yourself amid the beautiful stained glass artistry as you navigate without the reliance of any standard game UI, while tracing the world’s mysterious unspoken story. What will you, as Gleam, sense and feel through your travels across this beautiful, yet fearsome world of glass?
Helheim Hassle (PerfectlyParanormal, 18th Aug, £12.07 / €13.43) – Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game that is as much about friendship as it is about body parts. From the same universe (and set on the same Tuesday in fact) as previous hit Manual Samuel, comes this macabre adventure where you play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking who hates the idea of dying and going to Valhalla… who then ends up dying and getting taken to Valhalla.
Inmost (£11.99 / €12.99) – Inmost is an atmospheric, story-driven puzzle platformer, following three playable characters within one dark, interconnecting story. In an old abandoned castle, you’ll need to explore every nook and cranny, avoid detection, slice your way through enemies and spring deadly traps in order to escape the evil that lurks within. – Read our Inmost review
KIDS: FARM COLOURING (No Gravity Games, 20th Aug, £3.59 / €3.99) – Do you like animals? Yes! Do you like painting? Yes! This game is for you! Kids: Farm Colouring lets you paint all the most popular farming animals! From a duck to pig, from a sheep to cow! Have you seen a funny colourful chicken? A smiling donkey in a rainbow? Everything is possible! The sky is the limit. Want to try your own drawings? Let’s take a blank sheet to unleash your creativity and draw freely! All the painting tools are here for you! So, what are you going to paint now?
Kwaidan ～Azuma manor story～ (Rainy Frog, 20th Aug, £17.99 / €22.49) – 1930s Japan. It is the dawn of the Showa era. In a rural manor, a very long night is about to begin. Explore the depths of the Azuma Manor, fighting off devilish Yoki, while avoiding traps and solving devious puzzles as you strive to save the Azuma family. Kwaidan mixes classic 3D horror action with point-click adventure to provide a nostalgic-yet-new experience. With no guns, strategy is needed to take on the Yoki close up with traditional weapons such as naginata, magatama and mirror that releases a deadly aura.
Manifold Garden (William Chyr Studio, 18th Aug, £14.57 / €16.19) – Manifold Garden is a game that reimagines the laws of physics. Rediscover gravity and explore a beautiful Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. Geometry repeats infinitely in every direction, and falling down leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life.
Norman’s Great Illusion (Sometimes You, 19th Aug, £4.49 / €4.99) – Make difficult decisions, but keep in mind: you will have to pay for each choice. Have you ever wondered why, individually good and peace-loving citizens, merging into society, allow the coming to power of forces that have diametrically opposed their principles and goals? “Norman’s Great Illusion” is our attempt to talk about this phenomenon.
One Line Coloring (£4.99 / €5.99) – One Line Coloring is a vibrant puzzle game about creating lively shapes that compose and fold into beautiful, themed dioramas. One Line Coloring offers a relaxing, creative experience built around lines that uncover charming objects. Inspired by classic, pen-and-paper game of connecting dots, One Line Coloring gives players an impression of actually drawing the full object, line by line. Some objects are easily recognizable as our everyday items, others need to be completed to reveal their true form.
Paratopic (£4.99 / €5.49) – You got caught smuggling VHS tapes across the border, and now there’s hell to pay. You want to find an elusive rare bird in the forest and snap its picture. You have to kill a man in the back room of a shady diner. This is Paratopic, an experimental first-person horror game named by Rock, Paper, Shotgun as one of the best games of 2018, and by FACT mag as having one of the top 10 soundtracks of the year.
Parking Madness (£4.49 / €5) – Parking Madness is a challenging and addictive puzzle game. Help get your car out of many difficult parking situations. Try to finish the game in as little moves as possible and increase your IQ and logical thinking. You need to get your car out the Exit gate. To accomplish this just move the blocking vehicles out of the way. The game comes with 4 difficulties ranging from Beginner to Expert.
Peaky Blinders : Mastermind (20th Aug, £15.99 / €19.99) – Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a puzzle-adventure game, based on the multi-award-winning BBC and Netflix TV show. Welcome to Birmingham, during the aftermath of the Great War. Set right before the events of Season One, Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you join the Shelby family’s criminal gang. Follow the rise of Tommy as he successfully uncovers a sinister plot to put the family out of business, proving himself worthy of being the true mastermind of the Peaky Blinders. – Read our Peaky Blinders : Mastermind review
Poker Hands (QUByte Interactive, 18th Aug, £0.89 / €0.99) – Use your arrow keys to move the cards. When two cards touch, they merge into one! – 50 Levels that will challenge you to form different poker hands. Designed for experienced poker players and newcomers alike (you do not need to know how to play poker to enjoy this game); Original Soundtrack, composed especially for this game.
Raji: An Ancient Epic (Super.com, 18th Aug, £20.00 / €22.49) – The story of Raji: An Ancient Epic begins with the start of a new war between the demons and the gods. Seeking to avenge their defeat in the last great war from a thousand years ago, the demons have challenged the gods who humiliated them and have invaded the human realm, threatening them with extinction.
Retro Tanks (EpiXR, 20th Aug, £5.99 / €5.99) – Retro Tanks is an intense, fast-paced tank shooter game. It is fun, easy to learn and addicting. Play alone, together with friends or against your friends and show your navigation and reaction skills in 6 different game modes and countless levels. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s addicting. Deafest the enemy tanks while dodging their deadly bullets. Improve your aim and manoeuvre skill while war itself is trying to end your adventure.
Runestone Keeper (CIRCLE Ent., 20th Aug, £8.09 / €8.99) – Now on Nintendo Switch, Runestone Keeper will keep you coming back for one more floor, one more run, as you try to push through the dangers of the dungeon! Heroes, monsters, equipment, events, magic and skills, traps and devices, shrines and altars, Goddesses and merchants. Choose your weapon and begin an epic adventure!
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (£35.99 / €39.99) – Voiced by the original voice-actors, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is an action platform game that spans across time and space, where your actions will determine a new legend! An Untold Adventure That Ties Into the Epic Series Finale Team up with trusted allies from the show to face off against familiar enemies. Explore Worlds from the Award Winning Series Visit classic worlds and moments from your favourite episodes.
Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games, 18th Aug, £23.79 / €24.99) – You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, pick up spirits, and release them into the afterlife. Gather, produce, and consume resources while you guide your passengers across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, building and tending to your relationships, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends.
Takeshi and Hiroshi (Oink Games, 18th Aug, £6.30 / €7.19) – Takeshi and Hiroshi combines the two worlds of puppet animation and role-playing game. It tells the story of two brothers and their daily life. The 14-year-old Takeshi, a game designer to-be, is creating a game for his weak little brother Hiroshi who always wants to play the next chapter of the game as soon as possible.
The Eternal Castle [REMASTERED] (£14.99 / €14.99) – The Eternal Castle [REMASTERED] is an ambitious attempt to modernize an old classic in order to keep its memory alive. Through detailed research and hard work, the production team tried to expand the experience while keeping the same ‘feel’ and emotional flow of the original masterpiece from 1987.
Switch eShop – Demos
Switch eShop – Pre-Orders
moon (Onion Games, pre-order from 20th Aug)
Switch eShop – Special Offers
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!