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
Ary and the Secret of Seasons (Modus Games, 1st Sep, £34.99 / €39.99) – Ary and the Secret of Seasons is an award-winning adventure game following a young girl named Aryelle, or Ary, as she journeys across the great world of Valdi. By becoming the Guardian of Winter, Ary gains the ability to manipulate the seasons around her. Ary will learn to control the seasons and use them to defeat enemies, overcome obstacles, and solve complex puzzles on her adventure across Valdi. Long ago, the world of Valdi was threatened by an evil mage.
MX vs ATV All Out (THQ Nordic, 1st Sep, £34.99 / €39.99) – All Terrain, All Vehicles, All You! MX vs ATV All Out is the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience! Choose between bikes, ATVs, UTVs, refine your rider style at your private compound and blast across massive open worlds to compete head to head in various game modes! The all new Freestyle mode allows you to win with style and crazy stunts! Or go All Out and show your riding skills in Multiplayer!
NBA 2K21 (£49.99 / €59.99) – NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience. With extensive improvements upon its best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture – where Everything is Game.
Switch eShop – New Releases
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Awakening of Cthulhu (£9.09 / €10.12) – How can a day go so mad? This is the question that runs on our hero Walter’s mind who is a jobless ex-veteran and suffers from PTSD. On the top all, Cthulhu is rising again from his eternal sleep from the deepest shadows of Earth to bring the apocalypse.
BallzOut (4MB Interactive, 31st Aug, £1.99 / €2.19) – Simple, competitive, and absolutely loads of fun, BallzOut is the Ball flinging/smashing game you have been waiting for. It’s a bit like Lawn Bowls, a bit like Air Hockey and a lot like absolute nonsense. Take it in turns to roll your Ballz into the scoring zone – do you tactically place your Ballz in an area your opponent cannot reach or attempt to smash their Ballz out of the scoring zone? Tough one. Over three rounds and with the help of such powers ups as Big Ballz and Sticky Ballz, can you outwit and outmanoeuvre your opponent to become the BallzOut Champion?
BREAK DOT (£3.19 / €3.64) – ARCADE MODE Try clearing all 20 stages in a row. You can enjoy as speedrun challenge or highest score challenge. The secrets of this world will appear as you move forward . . . Will you reach to the truth? CREATE MODE You can create your own original stage. Changing the colour, the arrangement of items, background, etc. Enjoy with storing locally, or publishing it ONLINE. ONLINE MODE Play stages posted from all around the world. The wide variety of stages may lead to new tales. Press Good! for your favourite stages.
Fantasy Tower Defense (£3.74 / €3.74) – Hurry up! Go back to your castle before rushing enemies arrive there and defend it in the final battle! Customize your tactic depending on enemies you encounter with different towers, special skills and courageous reinforcements. – 20 unique levels which require different strategies – Wide variety of enemies with unique abilities and weaknesses – 5 powerful towers which can be upgraded to be even more destructive – Special skills of towers crucial to accomplish your goal – Long battles which will provide you hours of gameplay – Beautiful, hand made fantasy world – Spectacular boss fights
Good Pizza, Great Pizza (PM Studios, 3rd Sep, £7.59 / €8.42) – Do your best to fulfil pizza orders from customers while making enough money to keep your restaurant open. Upgrade your restaurant with new toppings, decor and kitchen equipment to compete against your pizza rival!
Here Be Dragons (Red Zero Games, 3rd Sep, £10.07 / €11.19) – Here Be Dragons is a satirical turn-based strategy game featuring a unique “living map” graphics, where you lead a group of crazed captains. Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492. In 10 weeks. With 100 men. With 3 ships. This is a LIE!
Jelly Champs! (Art Games Studio, 3rd Sep, £8.63 / €9.59) – Lead your Jelly Champion to victory! Their movements may look clumsy but don’t be fooled by their appearances, cause they are real fighters! Knock down or eliminate your opponent to win the battle.
Lucah: Born of a Dream (Syndicate Atomic, 3rd Sep, £10.79 / €11.99) – HACK, SLASH, ASCEND. Lucah: Born of a Dream is a harrowing struggle through our worst nightmares. You have been MARKED, cursed to have your inner demons come to life as vicious Nightmares. After awakening a false god, you must atone. Traverse the hellish realm of dreams, endure the nightmare onslaught, and uncover the strength to accept yourself. KEY FEATURES Master a deep combat system that blends ranged and melee-action with rich customization. Explore an atmospheric world of repressed memories and unspeakable feelings. – Read our Lucah: Born of a Dream review
Mask of Mists (Sometimes You, 2nd Sep, £13.49 / €14.99) – In this game, you are a mercenary who was assigned to find a missing person. One of the Archmages of the Academy broke the communication when he was conducting his research in the depths of the Infected Territory. At one time this area had been exposed to the monstrous amount of magic, and it is filled now with creatures of the Abyss. Go on the trail of the missing Archmage and plunge into the atmosphere of an adventure full of magic and dangers! Features: Explore ancient ruins, mysterious caves and abandoned houses; Fight with magical creatures; Collect items and use them to solve puzzles; Create alchemical potions from the magic plants you found; Open the passageway between the worlds and find the legendary artefact!
Office Lovers (£13.49 / €14.99) – A romance game with a female protagonist for those who’d
like to experience the thrills of a secretive office romance. You are an employee at Viola, a major corporation in the cosmetics industry. While you’ve been devoting your time to working on new makeup, your own makeup has suffered as a result. Needless to say, love is nowhere in sight.
Panda Jump (£5.99 / €5.99) – Jump your Panda through never-ending challenging levels. Collect Coins as you jump higher to collect powerups and cute Panda characters. Jump on bad guys or just avoid them as you get as high as possible. Fun for the whole family!
Paradise Killer (£12.39 / €15.99) – An island outside of reality. A rogue human civilization hoping to resurrect dead alien gods. A murder behind locked doors. Paradise is an island that regenerates every few millennia. The psychic power that the alien worshipers within release into the universe is meant to feed and eventually resurrect their fallen deities. But this force also attracts undesired interest from demons, who eventually corrupt each island — until a new alternate reality is birthed by the Council.
Perfect Traffic Simulator (Prison Games, 3rd Sep, £5.99 / €6.99) – Imagine the world without drivers. It can’t end well. . . unless you will control them before they start their journey! Take control of each car on the streets and strategize your moves so cars driving on full speed smoothly pass by each other without waiting any second in the traffic! Each scenario will require different approach so please, be careful- with great power comes great responsibility. 30 challenging levels More than 20 different vehicles Realistic physics in all conditionsRandom weather and time of the day Chilling music which will drive you in a great mood
Phoenotopia : Awakening (Cape Cosmic, 3rd Sep, £17.99 / €19.99) – Join Gail, a simple villager, who must heed the call for adventure when a great starship appears in the night sky and abducts all the adults. As the new oldest member of her fragmented community, she must set out to solve this great mystery. Little does she know of the grand adventure before her, the evil lurking in the shadows, and the role she will play in the fight for Earth’s very existence! Features: A narrative-driven single-player adventure filled with charming characters, vibrant towns, and dangerous dungeons. – Read our Phoenotopia : Awakening review
Piffle (Hipster Whale, 2nd Sep, £15.99 / €16.99) – Line up your best shot in this adorable puzzle arcade adventure! Collect an army of cute Piffle Balls to help you clear a mishmash of challenging blocks and obstacles. Why you’ll love Piffle? It’s Chill! Play at your own pace A positively cute and colourful game, filled with crafty characters! Discover fun-filled worlds with hundreds of levels to adventure through Dozens of adorable Piffle Balls to craft and collect! It’s simple to play! Break all the blocks! Just aim your Piffle Balls and releaseBoost your score!
Pocket Circuit (Ultimate Games, 31st Aug, £3.59 / €3.99) – A number of amazing tracks will draw you in for hours. Discover your favourite car from different brands and models. Improve and develop your car, check how easy it is! Join the best drivers in the world and try to win. Fast cars, winding tracks, high power and adrenaline . . . will you be able to finish the Tournament?
Roommates (£15.99 / €15.99) – Play as either rock god Max or book smart Anne as they make their way through the first year of their college experience. Between bitter tenured professors and a ridiculously distracting student body, it’s going to take everything they’ve got just to make it to year two. They’ll share their dorm life with four other tenants as they pick their class load, pick their jobs, and maybe even pick someone to have a little extracurricular fun with. Features: * Play as Anne and romance Dominic, Rakesh, Max and Isabella * Play as Max and romance Sally, Anne, Isabella and Rakesh * Hilarious light comedy writing guaranteed to make you laugh * Life simulation gameplay with full scheduler and stats raising * Original soundtrack by Leetstreet Boys including the main theme “My Name In Lights”
Secret Files 3 (Koch Media, 3rd Sep, £13.49 / €14.99) – It is supposed to be the happiest day of Nina’s life: her wedding to Max. But the groom is arrested in front of her eyes under suspicion of terrorism and disappears without a trace. Thus begins our heroine’s greatest adventure to date. Not only does she venture throughout the world, but she also journeys in her dreams. Here she experiences the history of the world; not only events from the past, but also glimpses of what the future holds. What dark secret is concealed behind the number pi? What is at the heart of this millennia-old conspiracy, where even Archimedes and Leonardo da Vinci appear to have been entangled? Who are the mysterious guardians Nina first encountered in the Tunguska region? What started many years ago, now comes to an end. . . Or rather four different ends. The outcome of the story is entirely in your hands!
Solitaire Spider Minimal (£0.91 / €0.99) – Play classic Spider Solitaire with 1/2/4 suits – Beautiful minimalist design, nothing will disturb you from puzzle – View your game stats on Statistics screen – Progress saving, pause game anytime – Play with touch screen, Joy-Con™ or Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – Relaxing music
Spellbreak (Free) – Spellbreak is a multiplayer action-spellcasting game where you unleash your inner battlemage. Master elemental magic to fit your playstyle and cast powerful spell combinations to dominate other players across the Hollow Lands. Unleash your inner battlemage in Spellbreak.
Spinch (Akupara Games, 3rd Sep, £10.16 / €11.24) – Enter into a world thick with bubbling psychedelia. Descend deep into a new ecology teeming with multiple pathways, luminous levels, and complex obstacles. Transcend the material realm and assume your true form as Spinch, a hyper-agile organism consumed by the quest to rescue its litter of missing offspring from an endless invasion of misshapen and malformed offbeats and oddities. Bringing back old school difficulty, Spinch will have you replaying sections until you master your timing and reflexes.
Under the Jolly Roger (HeroCraft, 3rd Sep, £16.19 / €17.99) – Under the Jolly Roger is offering an ultimate ability to free roam three vast worlds filled with dozens of colonies and forts, hundreds of quests, and countless ships to plunder. You can trade, fight, explore on your own, or call friends to do the same together! Set your foot on the land to plunder it! Game features: – Limitless sailing in real-time – use Global Map only if you want to! – A system of levelling your pirates, let them grow from sailor boys to skilled old salts! – Hundreds of quests
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!