This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for Europe are in, delivering new games, demos, and add-on content for Nintendo Switch – as well as plentiful discounts across all platforms.
Nintendo Switch Downloadable Content
- Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Giant Puzzles 14, Lightwood Games
Nintendo Switch Demos
- Bear With Me: The Lost Robots, Modus Games
The noir episodic point and click adventure series Bear With Me is back! Introducing Bear With Me: The Lost Robots – an all-new prequel chapter featuring Amber’s brother Flint and the callous detective Ted E. Bear. Take to the gritty and bustling undergrounds of Paper City, discovering new characters and rich lore leading up to the events of the first three episodes of Bear With Me.
- My Big Sister, Ratalaika Games
My Big Sister is a game about Luzia and Sombria, two sisters who are trying to get back home after being kidnapped by strangers and Luzia takes it upon herself to ensure they both make it home. Across the game’s multiple chapters and played from a top-down perspective, in My Big Sister, players can expect to clear puzzles and find specific items should they wish to advance through the game’s story, but be sure to take your time.
Nintendo Switch Games
- Anode, Kittehface Software (available Saturday 17th August)
Colored blocks fall, and they keep falling. You rotate them, and drop them. Faster and faster you align the pieces, creating links of matching color, filling in gaps. You touch a block with a detonator and the entire chain explodes. The blocks above them drop, another detonator touches, and another chain is gone. Then another.
- Arcade Archives VS. Gradius, Hamster Corporation
VS. Gradius is a Konami’s shooting game released in 1986. Control Vic Viper to destroy the invading cosmic force Bacterian and save the planet Gradius. Enhance your machine with power capsules such as lasers and other options, and fight your way through all seven unique and exciting stages!
- Beholder 2, Alawar Premium
Cold, gray, forbidding walls stretch to the sky. Massive oak doors conceal the most important secrets of the State. This is where fates are decided. This is the Ministry! Welcome, intern! You are now a part of the SYSTEM!
- Cryogear, PolarityFlow
Cryogear is a unique Metroidvania inspired Pixel Art platformer, set in an open sci-fi world and driven by rewarded exploration. Control the reprogrammed clone G.3.4.R as he discovers the world, learns new abilities and unveils the mystery of the Emperor AI.
- Duck Life: Battle, Wix Games (available Sunday 18th August)
The ducks are back, but this time they’re angrier. Forget racing, now it’s time to battle. No feather will be left unruffled! Create, train and equip your duck fighter and watch it waddle its way to the top.
- Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes, Daedalic Entertainment
When her best friend Edna disappears under mysterious circumstances, Lili bravely sets out on a dangerous journey, not only to get her friend back, but also to confront her subconscious fears.
- Escape from the Universe, CAT-astrophe Games
It’s year 104 of Universal Galactic Calendar; after the destruction of the Earth, human survivors are scattered all over the universe, trying to persevere in the hostile environment of the war-torn outer space. Join the fight as one of the pilots born post-Exodus, traveling through galaxies in search for their meaning of life. Help other survivors, solve the mysteries and fight – all in order to escape from the universe!
- Exception, Traxmaster Software
Exception is a combat platformer set inside a computer system which has been hijacked by a totalitarian virus. Lead the resistance across stylistic transforming levels.
- FAR: Lone Sails, Mixtvision (available Sunday 18th August)
Traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your unique vessel going, overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions. How far can you make it? What will you find?
- Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark, 1C Entertainment
Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark is a story-driven, turn-based tactical RPG set in a fantasy world with a touch of steampunk. Take control of the Arbiter Kyrie, an agent of the Immortal Council tasked with preserving stability and order throughout the land, and lead your troops through difficult encounters.
- Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition, Gun Media
For the first time ever, you will have the opportunity to play as Jason Voorhees, the most famous killer in horror. Stalk your prey, ambush them whenever you see fit and strike fear in the hearts of so many hapless victims as you become the legend himself! Friday the 13th: The Game will include a variety of kills, new and familiar, that will help you set the tone for the Jason Voorhees that you want to be. You’ll even get to unlock various Jason incarnations from the movies!
- Grandia HD Collection, GungHo America (available Friday 16th August)
Two quintessential RPGs have finally gone portable on one of gaming’s most popular console/handheld hybrid platforms. The highly anticipated Grandia HD Collection for the Nintendo Switch is here.
- Gravity Duck, Ratalaika Games (available Friday 16th August)
Have you ever wanted to be rich? What if you could become rich and control gravity!? This duck can with your help! Flip, dodge, and traverse mind-bending gravity puzzles in 140 levels in order to grab all the eggs to return to the Maui statue!
- Instant Sports, Plug In Digital (available Friday 16th August)
Enjoy varied game modes through 6 different sports in local coop or versus mode with up to 8 players. Easy to understand and handle (through motion control) so every family member can have Instant Fun! Huge replayability to beat high scores and unlock loads of customization items.
- Ittle Dew, Ludosity
Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick Tippsie crash onto a strange island, filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet. Ittle Dew boils down the classic adventure formula until there is only fun left.
- Never Give Up, Armor Games Studios
Never Give Up is packed full of vicious traps and hazards specifically designed to turn you into bloody chunks. When the going gets tough, the tough don’t quit! From the creators of the brutal and beloved web series enjoyed by millions of players worldwide comes another installment of hardcore, skill-intensive platforming.
- PC Building Simulator, The Irregular Corporation
Build your very own PC empire, from simple diagnosis and repairs to bespoke, boutique creations that would be the envy of any enthusiast. With an expansive marketplace full of real-world components you can finally stop dreaming of that ultimate PC and get out there, build it and see how it benchmarks in 3DMark!
- Rogue Singularity, Nnooo
Rogue Singularity is a love letter to the classic 3D platformers, but with a high-tech twist: no two levels are ever the same! Guide your perfectly polished pint-sized pal through a never-ending sequence of procedurally-generated levels packed with out-of-control machines, bizarre alien life, dangerous natural hazards, and diabolical traps.
- Tactics V: Obsidian Brigade, FNG Studios
Tactics V: Obsidian Brigade is a retro-style tactical turn-based video game in homage to console tactical RPGs from the 1990s. Its set in an in-house fantasy setting with its own lore and magic, It also uses techniques to convert to a 2D isometric look from 3D assets.
- The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Astronauts
You play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter. Realizing the boy is in grave danger, Paul arrives at Ethan’s home of Red Creek Valley, where things turn out to be even worse than he imagined. Ethan has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder, which Paul quickly discerns might not be the only local murder worth looking into. Inspired by the weird fiction and other tales of the macabre from the early twentieth century, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter aims to significantly evolve immersive storytelling in games.
- VASARA Collection, QUByte Interactive
For the very first time, highly acclaimed Japanese Arcade Shoot’em Ups, Vasara and Vasara 2, are made available to the whole world via this package: VASARA Collection! Science fiction meets history in these arcade classics which take place in an alternate timeline Feudal Japan where technologically advanced weaponry and equipment are a reality, and heroes use flying motorcycles with amazing firepower and fierce melee weapons to destroy their enemies.
Nintendo Switch Pre-Loads
- Eight-Minute Empire, Acram
In Eight-Minute Empire, 2-5 players take turns selecting a card from the six displayed. This card gives the player a resource, and also has an action which the player takes immediately. Actions help players take over the map, but the resources are worth points at the end of the game, so players have to balance the two aspects. Players spread across the map in order to collect points at the end of the game by having majority control in regions and continents.
- Fin and the Ancient Mystery, Silesia Games
Fin must unravel the mysteries of the Clan and find hidden crystal artifacts to protect the world from the ancient Destroyer. The hero will face everything – from tragedy and betrayal to new friends and an incredible adventure! Fin cannot tell his friends and his foes apart until he meets them himself.
- Headliner: NoviNews, Unbound Creations
An award-winning adventure where you control the news and its impact on society, your friends and career. Different choices lead to unique combinations of endings.
- Heave Ho, Devolver Digital
Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory. Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs.
- Hookbots, Tree Interactive
Robots, mayhem, and destruction! Battle and challenge your human friends on this multiplayer robot party game: 52 ways to customize your bots and 14 game modes.
- Mr Blaster, Forever Entertainment
This fast-paced, casual game is set in the colorful cosmic environment with incredibly fun ragdoll physics and easy, well-known mechanics – with a twist! Join a space adventure and take aim at your enemy, shoot with precision and dodge their attacks – with random encounters like flying satellites or asteroids making things more interesting!
- Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s, Sometimes You
Kenji Kojima, a young and able enthusiast, leaves his home province to attend university in the capital. Without the help of his parents, it’s difficult to live and study, so he begins learning different occupations until he eventually becomes a true handyman. However, academic qualifications aren’t his priority in life – it’s finding true love!
- Snooker 19, Ripstone Publishing
Play in every officially licensed tournament as any of the top 128 players in the world including: Mark Selby, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ding Junhui and legends of the sport like Ken Doherty and Jimmy White. This is the most authentic simulation of the sport ever created, with TV-style presentation and commentary, true-to-life physics and advanced artificial intelligence.
- The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors, ININ Games
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is a re-boot of the 90s Super Nintendo hit The Ninja Warriors Again by TAITO. The classic 2D sidescrolling Beat ‘Em Up has been vastly enhanced with new graphics, two new playable characters, re-recorded soundtrack, two-player local co-op and much more improvements to the SNES version.
- Whipseey and the Lost Atlas, Blowfish Studios
In Whipseey and the Lost Atlas you play as Alex, a young boy who’s curiosity has landed him in a world of trouble. After finding himself lost in a strange world and being transformed into a magical creature named Whipseey, he must to solve the mystery of the Lost Atlas to return to his original form and go back home.