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 eShop – New Releases
16-Bit Soccer (£3.59 / €3.99) – Do you love those soccer games on consoles & home computers from the 90s? If you want to relive those moments of fast-paced action with cool pixel graphics then “16-Bit Soccer” is just what you’re looking for! You’ll get a real buzz playing this game which is easy to learn but hard to master and even more difficult to put down! ! ! It features: – 5 different leagues from Europe (England, Spain, Germany, France and Italy)! – World and European Tournaments. – More than 120 teams to choose from. – Play alone or with friends in 1 and 2 player games. – Cool pixel graphics. – 3 levels of difficulty. 16-Bit Soccer, you won’t stop playing until you’ve won every league and every tournament!
ACT IT OUT XL! (Snap Finger Click, 12th Jan, £9.99 / €9.99) – “ACT IT OUT is a great party game, suitable for large groups of people and almost all situations” – IGN. Get your friends together and have the best game nights with ACT IT OUT XL! This hilarious multiplayer game brings a fast paced fun experience for the whole family, straight to your living room. Fed up of uncle Mike coming up with the same obscure references over and over again, and your best friend Giselle who spends ages thinking about what to act out? Worry no more! ACT IT OUT XL comes packed with over 3,000 of the best hidden phrases to act, sing, draw or describe. Movies, songs, video games, all your favourite categories are included. ACT IT OUT XL supports multiple game modes – play together in teams, have everyone play against each other, and more. Created by the team of multiplayer experts at Snap Finger Click, ACT IT OUT XL is guaranteed fun for players of all skill levels.
Arcanoid Breakout (Pix Arts, 12th Jan, £4.99 / €4.99) – Breakout come back in this modernized top-of-the-art version. Enjoy hours of pure fun with this classic break the bricks game. Enjoy the enhanced version with today device capabilities and revive the gameplay simple yet addictive of first generation video-games. Collectable power-ups; multi-balls, fireballs make this version like no others. Show off your skills and complete the increasingly challenging levels. It’s time for you to break a few walls!
Baby Puzzle – First Learning Shapes for Toddlers (winterworks, 11th Jan, £12.99 / €12.99) – This puzzle game is extremely easy to use and was tailored with great care to be played by children of all ages, especially early childhood and pre-kindergarten age. It contains different difficulty-levels so it can grow with your toddler. Balloons and Bubbles can be popped at the end of each puzzle, adding extra fun to the game.
Bullet Trail (Piotr Skalski, 11th Jan, £1.79 / €1.99) – Bullet Trail is a stunning puzzle and action game where you need to guide a bullet towards your target in order to win. You will need to use all your agility and attention in order to win and bring in the ultimate game experience. This is a very intense, fun gameplay idea that helps you test your aiming skills and reaction time. If you love arcade games and puzzles, try out Bullet Trail today. You have lots of cool quests and interesting gameplay ideas you can check out. It’s a rewarding, yet intense game experience! Features: Test your puzzle and action game skillsEliminate all your enemies with a single shotExperiment and find the best solution for every level
Clay Skeet Shooting (£3.99 / €3.99) – As an Olympic Games official competition, Clay Pigeon Shooting is a real sport that requires talent, ability to concentrate and dexterity. Clay Skeet Shooting is the most effective mobile simulation of this sport. It features many different guns, from semi-automatic riffles, hand guns to machine guns that will provide the best shooting experience. With very intuitive controls and interface along with a true physic engine, you’ll get hours of fun through its 100+ levels increasingly challenging. Are you ready to shoot?
Curling (£5.99 / €5.99) – Whether you are a Curling fan or you want to discover a new sport game, you’ll enjoy playing Curling in its one player game or local multiplayer game . Curling has beed designed to be as close as possible to reality while providing best gameplay. With this game, you’ll be able to: -Tune finely stones direction, force and spin -Sweep to influence stone speed and direction -Play Against 3 AI Levels -Play multiplayer with friends and family on same device (local 2 players game) Time to compete!
Dead Ground (Ultimate Games, 12th Jan, £6.47 / €7.19) – Dead Ground is a procedurally generated tower defense game with rogue-like elements. Each playthrough will offer randomly generated guns, skills and augments. You’ll have to travel, collect scrap, water, manage your inventory and upgrade your base to survive! Place and upgrade the towers wisely, and use your hero to further defend it in this fast-paced game, a perfect blend of action and strategy. You will face permadeath, lots of brutal enemies, tough boss fights and MUCH, MUCH MORE! Features: Procedurally generated levels – each playthrough is unique! Tons of randomized loot – guns, skills, augmentsManage and upgrade your baseBoss fights! Random eventsUnlock new heroes and artifacts to further customize the gamePermadeath!
Double Dragon Neon (Majesco Entertainment, 12th Jan, £11.09 / €12.29) – Trained in the special form of martial arts called Sosetsuken it’s up to you to defeat the evil Skullmageddon and his henchmen to rescue the love of your life, Marian! The classic beat’em up feel with new powers, and new attacks! Fight your way through a variety of levels including dangerous city streets, twisted science labs, an evil stronghold, outer space, and more! String together attacks using the mixtape system for brutal combos to keep your foes down and out. Use a variety of weapons including bats, knives, whips, and more to incapacitate unsuspecting enemies. Jam out to the radical original soundtrack by award-winning composer and sound designer John Kaufman. Team up with a buddy in local co-op for the most brodacious high fives! – Read our Double Dragon Neon review
Down in Bermuda (YAK, 14th Jan, £7.99 / €7.99) – An unnatural storm leaves an adventurous aviator stranded for decades within the infamous Bermuda. Overcome creatures of the deep and unravel the islands secrets in search for a way back home. Down in Bermuda is a quirky adventure filled with puzzles to solve and mysteries to uncover. Our adventurous aviator Milton finds himself trapped in a time bubble deep inside the Bermuda and needs your help to escape. Crack codes, solve puzzles, collect magic orbs and escape each of the six unique islands, each one leading to the next on a quest for a way back home. From the studio who brought you the suave secret agent adventure Agent A: A puzzle in disguise.
Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol.2 Adventurer’s Days- (qureate, 14th Jan, £5.89 / €6.59) – Set in a tavern in a fantasy world, you’ll laugh and cry in this slightly naughty love-harem romantic comedy adventure game. The 2nd chapter of the harem love-comedy in a fantasy world tavern available now! STORY One day, several days after our protagonist the young cook in the back of an Akihabara maid cafe got transported to another world, our hero gets paid a visit by the lady knight Dahlia at Lupine’s tavern. Dahlia proclaims to the hero, “I want you to make me a woman,” which leads to all kinds of misunderstandings with Lupine and Daisy, who have a barrage of questions! After getting filled in on what she actually meant, it’s revealed that Dahlia’s aim is to defeat a monster who only preys on women. However, for Dahlia, who has only ever lived by the sword, femininity feels like an alien concept. To help increase her feminine charms, Dahlia becomes a waitress at Lupine’s Tavern, and her inexperience leads to all kinds of trouble with the guests!
Four in a Row (Ultimate Games, 14th Jan, £3.59 / €3.99) – This is not only a well-known “four in a row game”. The new game – all sides edition is distinguished by the possibility of placing chips on the board from each of the 4 sides! Its purpose is to place 4 tokens next to each other (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) which requires strategy and tactical thinking from you. Connect 4 chips in a row and win! Key features of connect 4 in Four in a row: Classic board games with new rulesDevelop your brain and relaxPlay against AIBeautiful and simple user interface
Galactic Trooper Armada (Pix Arts, 14th Jan, £4.99 / €4.99) – All times classic space shooting game comes back in this modernized top-of-the-art 3D version. Get back into 80’s with this retro troops defending game. Enjoy the enhanced version with today device capabilities and revive the gameplay simple yet addictive of first generation video-games. You mission is to defend an armada of galactic troopers through different hostile planets. Avoid turrets riffles, space and terrestrial mines, shoot down aliens using your missiles, rockets and machine guns and save lives of your soldiers. Served by beautifull graphics and sounds, this game will bring you hours of intense gameplay. Your troops need you Captain
Get Over Here (Flux Games, 13th Jan, £3.79 / €4.2) – GetOverHere is a dynamic and competitive arena game that brings out the nostalgic feel of the 90’s. The player takes control of a character with a hook gun, where his goal is to pull his enemies and finish them off.
Glyph (Bolverk Games, 11th Jan, £17.99 / €19.99) – Be aware: Glyph is easy to learn, but hard to master! 80+ levelsMany hours of game time100s of rewardsPerfect your skills and earn cosmeticsExplore expansive non-linear levelsAvoid traps and defeat enemies GAME-PLAY Moving the glyph is intuitive, accurate, and easy to learn, so you can concentrate on having fun! Experience full control while jumping, double jumping, air-gliding, and slamming into the ground with an immediately responsive character. Collect coins, gems, keys, and scarabs to progress your game and unlock skins. MUSIC Our in-house composer is a nerd, who lives to pleasure ears and manipulate moods just at the right time. When things get gritty you feel it. When the amazing world of Glyph opens up in front of you, the music lowers your shoulders. SKINS Collect cool and weird trails and avatars in hidden challenges on every level! DANISH DESIGN Being Danish, we cut away all the unnecessary for you to enjoy the beauty of simplicity and solid game-play.
Gorilla Big Adventure (Pix Arts, 13th Jan, £4.99 / €4.99) – Guide Gorilla across jungle and other worlds Gorilla Big Adventure is a very fun and addictive never-ending scrolling platform game. Jump from platform to platform and collect bananas that will give you energy to use as power-up and destroy all ennemies and obstacles. Key Features: Cute GraphicsNever Ending GameEasy ControlsNice Sound AmbianceMany different items (Super Gorilla, powerups, Rocks, Corners etc. . . )
Grand Prix Racing (Pix Arts, 14th Jan, £5.99 / €5.99) – High speed doesn’t always means victory. Show your driving skills in this racing tour amongst the most challenging world tracks. With its realistic physics engine and its realistic sensations, Grand Prix Racing renews the genre of racing games. Turn on the turbo and overtake your opponents in breathtaking races. Main Features: 10 Vehicules simultenaously12 Sport Cars Vehicules to choose fromFull 3DMultiple Camera ViewsTrue PhysicsBest Computer Driven Car Artificial IntelligenceRealistics Sound FX and optional Rock MusicsTop Racing GameBest Driving ExperienceEasy Controls
Knight with Tactics (Piotr Skalski, 11th Jan, £0.89 / €0.99) – Knight with Tactics is a game where you need to move your knight in such a way so that it can reach your enemy and eliminate it quickly. You can’t always destroy your enemies right away, sometimes you need to get your weapon, so there are a variety of puzzles you need to try and go through. That brings in a sense of fun and immersion! With Knight with Tactics you get to test your puzzle game skills, while also figuring out solutions on the spot. This is a creative, intense game that everyone in your family should play today! Features: Solve various puzzles You can create your own levelsDefeat enemies in the right orderBeautiful graphics
Life of Fly (EpiXR, 14th Jan, £11.24 / €11.24) – Life of Fly features 12 short stories each revolving around the life and thoughts of another fly. It is an interesting yet relaxing narrative flight game like no other. You jump into the role of a little fly which is collecting it thought while exploring its own living environment. The most interesting content of the game is on a meta-level where each fly talks about its life, about some things that happened to them, and about some almost philosophical thoughts they had. Be prepared to experience some very unusual content, some interesting thoughts that go way beyond the normal life of a fly, and some entertaining short stories with a twist.
Mahjong Adventure (Fantastico Studio, 12th Jan, £7.19 / €7.99) – Mahjong Adventure is a mahjong game based on a classic Chinese game. Great fit for players who love games like brain puzzles, crossword, chess, mahjong, word search, solitaire, match-3 and other smart games and puzzle brain games. Develop your mind and patience and strategy skills. How to play Match pairs of identical tiles to remove them from the board until it’s entirely cleared or until you find all special tiles. You can only match tiles which are free on at least one side.
My Hidden Things (Big Way, 14th Jan, £5.39 / €5.99) – In the beginning there was nothing, only a chaos of dreams, out of which came Xary. It tried to understand people’s nature and help them, but it’s too young for that. Then you came along. Together, you can get to the bottom of this… Sometimes life tests us. The main characters of these stories will face many challenges, whether it be the illness of someone you love, a perilous journey or walking away from an abusive relationship. The solution is not always obvious and often frightening. Immerse yourself in three moving stories filled with pain, joy, fear, hope and triumph. My Hidden Things is a bold experiment: it’s a mixture of a visual novel and hidden object adventure with unusual mechanics. You have not only to search for objects but also combine them to get the ones on your list. The plot revolves around the dreams of several people you and Xary need to help. With your assistance, they can overcome their difficulties and stay human.
My Magic Florist (£6.29 / €6.99) – My Magic Florist will take you to a world of magic, colors, and harmony. You’ll be tasked to take care of your own enchanted flower shop. Earn money and make upgrades through wise investments! Your magical fairy powers are a good start, but you’ll need to get experience and hone your skills to truly succeed. You’re the only boss, and in the end, it’ll be up to you and your hard work. Can you make it? So, give it a try! Play and learn—great fun guaranteed!
PING REDUX (Nami Tentou, 14th Jan, £4.09 / €4.49) – PING REDUX™ is a challenging ping pong puzzle game, remade from its older sibling PING 1. 5+™. It’s not for the weak at heart. Bounce off the walls and obstacles and reach the succulent and tasty orange. It boasts an excellent techno soundtrack that’s so good, it’ll stay in your brain for days. PING REDUX has 100+ levels, including 12 bosses inspired by classic games to help keep the gameplay varied. With bombs, lava, moving hazards, and other sorts of blocks to get in your way, do you think you can beat it?
PLOID (Nape Games, 14th Jan, £2.42 / €2.69) – PLOID happens a couple of years after the events of V. O. I. D. + the Ploids have formed the patrol that protects time and space to avoid repeating the story with Dr. Elo, also Alpha and Omega Ploids enter a new line in evolution due to time travel turning them into PLOID X, a skill that allows them to have temporary improvements to their systems in order to fight. In order to become Ploid X, they must travel to 7 sacred ruins in search of the sacred disks files that contain the necessary information to be able to take the final step and evolve, you will explore the the levels in a unique platformer style with different types of gameplays and extras. PLOID FEATURES: 7 dungeonsHardcore platform based levelsSTORY MODEEX-MODE (remixed with more challenge)Original soundtrack player
Radio Commander (Console Labs, 11th Jan, £13.49 / €14.99) – This is not just another RTS, in which you are an invisible being hovering over the battlefield. In Radio Commander situation reports are given to you in form of dramatic radio statements sent by troops fighting on the ground. And your only accessory is a strategic map, on which you can place tokens and notes. Radio Commander offers a unique experience very different from classic real time strategy games. It’s a bold try to redefine the genre, as the player will be involved in a decision making process much more realistic than those pictured by casual RTS titles. Ask for situation reports. Listen what your men have to tell you. Send evac choppers and nape drops. Defeat the invisible enemy. Decide the fate of your soldiers. The choices you face will have a direct impact on the course of the game. They will also define views of your hero. Or maybe those are your views?
Rhythm Fighter (Coconut Island Games, 14th Jan, £12.99 / €14.99) – Commander Chaos, the most infamous Beatarain in this universe. Finally, he set his mind on the Planet Earth, and destroy the peaceful life of animals and vegetables. He use dark Beat Energy, and turn all the lovely vegetables into evil minions in a blink. They wreak havoc all over the world. Countless animal heroes have sacrificed. The evil purpose of Commander Chaos will succeed in an instant. At the critical moment, a mysterious man, Mr. Disco, who also came from Beatara, has befall this planet. He use bright Beat Energy and revival all exhausted heroes. With all the help from this mysterious force, heroes gradually mastered a way to defeat darkness. They can follow the beat! Then, they embark on a journey to save the planet. But the true purpose, no one knows… Rhythm Fighter is a hardcore game that combine 2D Roguelike with rhythm. In this game, you need to follow the beat, fist to meat. At the same time, you need to pay attention to move, roll, batter, etc.
S.U.M. – Slay Uncool Monsters (Doomster Entertainment, 12th Jan, £3.81 / €4.24) – You play as various Heroes in a world filled with Uncool Monsters. Your task is to fight these Monster by using Math. There are plenty of Dungeons that needs to be cleared and they get harder and harder! Level up and progress in the Campaign(s), or test your endurance in Endless Mode. Each Dungeon will challenge you with a series of math problems. A monster will provide you with a sum, your task is to fill the equation with the correct numbers at your disposal. You’ll also perform Special Attacks, depending on your character class, that deals additional damage when setup right. This gives each battle an extra layer of tactics. Plan ahead and you’ll beat the toughest of enemies! Do you think you are up for the challenge? Think twice before heading into the harder Dungeons, they do get tricky! Are you a beginner with Math? No worries! There’s Practice Mode to learn the basics!
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World™: The Game – Complete Edition (Ubisoft, 14th Jan, £11.99 / €14.99) – Rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat ’em up inspired by the iconic comic book series and movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in this Complete Edition! This Complete Edition includes the original Scott Pilgrim vs. The World™: The Game, as well as its original DLCs, the Knives Chau and Wallace Add-On Packs. Play as your favorite characters – Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Knives Chau, Stephen Stills, and more. Level up and learn new awesome abilities, unlock secret items and modes, summon powerful allies, and more! Team up with friends and combine your skills to battle your way through waves of tough enemies, or compete with them in awesome mini-games like Dodgeball – all on your way to defeat the League of Ramona’s Evil Exes! – Read our Scott Pilgrim vs. The World™: The Game – Complete Edition review
Shoot 1UP DX (Mommys Best Games, 11th Jan, £5.39 / €5.99) – Instead of stowing each 1UP you collect, each new ship becomes playable immediately, resulting in an ever-growing armada of destruction! With your home world ruined, lead your detached battalion’s charge by destroying the mechanical-tentacle hybrid attack forces responsible for your pain. FEATURES: 1UPs INSTANTLY ENTER THE ACTION! Command up to 30 ships at the SAME TIME! 2 PLAYER LOCAL CO-OP play for 60 SIMULTANEOUS player ship INSANITY! Contract your phalanx to dodge enemy fire, expand your ships to fire the PLASMA AUGER! WEAPONS UPGRADE as you collect more ships (And they downgrade when you lose them so stay sharp! )Sacrifice ships for a BULLET-VAPORIZING BOMB which increases in power the more ships you’ve collected! Hardcore? Crank up the difficulty and gameplay speed for THUMB-TWISTING maneuvers! Classic shmup design – 8 levels of alien-fighting action, ready for you to get your revenge! New Deluxe Edition includes new enemies, new levels, and more!
Silver Screen Story (Kairosoft, 14th Jan, £11.69 / €13) – Become the boss of film studios and lead them to world-wide fame, supervising production of blockbusters! Customize your studios with facilities such as a CG or sound studio, staff cafeteria or acting school. Having talented directors is key, but it’s up to you to train them up, bring out their full potential, and offer them guidance when they get stuck. Hire actors, or have famous pop icons, dancers, or comedians star in your films. Have fun with tons of possibilities picking the genre, themes, and filming location for your movies! Produce smash hits to win fans all over the world and break all box office records! Try searching for “Kairosoft” to see all of our games! !
Solar Blast (£4.49 / €4.99) – Defend sun from incoming enemies! Rotate shield and fight for your life! Discover and master each level with perfect score! Insane combos, huuuge waves of enemies, great visuals and design for you to enjoy.
Space Aliens Invaders (Pix Arts, 13th Jan, £4.99 / €4.99) – Invaders come back from Space in this modernized top-of-the-art version. Get back into 80’s with this old time classic alien shooter game. Enjoy the enhanced version with today device capabilities and revive the gameplay simple yet addictive of first generation video-games. Collectable weapons, many different types of invaders will guarantee hours of intense fun. Show off your shooting skills and destroy aliens waves after waves. It’s time for you to protect the planet from deadly invaders. Best of luck, Captain! Easy to master Gamepad controls
Spice and Wolf VR2 (Gemdrops, 12th Jan, £20 / €22.5) – The Story At the end of their journey, merchant Lawrence and wolf goddess Holo settled down and opened a bathhouse. The couple was blessed with a daughter and an idyllic life. One day, as Lawrence is going about his fur side business to further fill the family’s coffers, a slight incident occurs and Holo saunters in with quite the feast. The game has a 30 minute story and a game mode where you can watch part of the anime alongside its characters in the style of Japanese paper street theater. Staff Scenario: Isuna Hasekura Character Design: Ju Ayakura Holo: Ami Koshimizu Kraft Lawrence: Jun Fukuyama Myuri: Aimi Tanaka
The Pillar: Puzzle Escape (eastasiasoft, 13th Jan, £7.19 / €7.99) – Cleverly mixing mystery and puzzle solving, The Pillar: Puzzle Escape ventures deep into an unknown world filled with riddling contraptions and scenic vistas. Explore islands that each offer unique environments and secrets to discover. Remain aware of your surroundings as they change and evolve like a lucid dream. With every challenge you overcome, you grow closer to escaping the mythical maze and waking up from the elaborate cage that’s trapped you inside! Features: Search for a way to escape ever-evolving challenges! Explore a wondrous world with diverse and beautiful landscapes. Solve puzzles to unlock the mysteries of each island. Experience the adventure through a classic first-person perspective.
Wrestling Empire (Mdickie, 11th Jan, £15.99 / €15.99) – Recalling the genre’s 64-bit heyday, this is wrestling that puts the fun first – filling the ring with as many wrestlers as you can handle and letting them loose with freestyle animation where anything could happen at any moment. Design matches before your very eyes with the intuitive setup process, and tag in up to 4 controllers at ANY time for old school multiplayer! Or create your own star and embark on a career to encounter up to 350 opponents across 10 different rosters in an endless schedule of possibilities. Make the right moves backstage as well as in the ring to fight for your worth and retire with a career worth remembering. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you can even save your changes to each character to make the world your own and never get bored of wrestling again! • Epic universe of 350 characters across 10 different rosters – and up to 30 of them in the ring loaded instantly!
WRITHE (£5.99 / €6.74) – WRITHE transports you to an alternate ‘70s Thailand, where an endless horde of mutant sago worms terrorize the good people of Bangkok. Suit up and lock ‘n’ load- it’s your duty as an exterminator to hold back this wriggling tide to the last breath. Blast your way through ceaseless swarms of grubs to a thumping industrial soundtrack, and throw yourself into an original arcade FPS that will test your mettle at every turn. Fight to survive for as long as you can and earn your place among top exterminators on the global leaderboards. WRITHE is about knowing when to run and when to gun in a desperate struggle for precious seconds. – Retro style graphics with a modern twist – Endless waves of grubs both big and small to exterminate – Dual-wield a deadly shotgun and plasma rifle combo – Three unique arenas to take on – Defend your rank on the online leaderboards – Slay smoothly in both 30 and 60 FPS modes
Yumemidori Nostalgia (OperaHouse, 11th Jan, £18.12 / €19.99) – That is the “magical spell” passed down from grandmother. One particular summer, Yoshino (main character：Renameable), a 17-year-old girl, follows a butterfly through the main gate. Beyond the gate, she finds herself in Taisho Era red-light district of Yoshiwara, where the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. There she encounters Harufumi, a young writer, and Kocho, a male geisha. Yoshino tries to find her way back to modern times while searching through the Yoshiwara district, where the nights are wild and rowdy . . . . . .