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 Demos
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Microsoft Studios – Free (available 20th September)
The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, Ori must journey to find courage and confront a dark nemesis to save the forest of Nibel. Ori and the Blind Forest tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios. “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice and the hope that exists in us all.
Nintendo Switch Games
- 2048 Battles, Baltoro Games
Enjoy 2048, the most addictive number sliding puzzle. Move all tiles in one direction, double up tiles of the same number. Reach the 2048 tile before the board fills up. Try different games modes with 1024, 2048 and 4096 goals for extra challenges.
- AI: The Somnium Files, Spike Chunsoft
One rainy night in November, a woman’s body is found at an abandoned theme park, mounted on a merry-go-round horse. She had been stabbed repeatedly, and her left eye was gouged out. Kaname Date of the Metropolitan Police Department arrives on the scene. He recognizes the woman. Suddenly, he hears a noise from inside the merry-go-round. He breaks into the merry-go-round’s central column to find a young girl. And in her hands, she grips a bloody ice pick…
- Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Cypronia
Welcome to Free-To-play, challenging, physics-based demolition game with addictive gameplay. There are 180 fun levels to enjoy, perfectly suited for short bursts of gaming. Use skill and logic to save bunnies from cunning fox. Collect carrots and get new bunnies.
- Arcade Archives Time Tunnel, Hamster Corporation
Time Tunnel is an action game released by TAITO in 1982. Pass the objectives on each stage and then pass through the Time Tunnel! Connect train carriages, pick-up passengers, and transport them to the… space station?! Skillfully change the railway points to maneuverer the train, avoiding any obstacles.
- Ball Attraction, Rising Win Tech.
Ball attraction is an easy, simple but challenging game. Just control the ball through a variety of obstacles, do not touch other colors! It makes the ball’s suction more powerful when you attract more balls.
- Castle Crashers Remastered, The Behemoth
Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this Remastered edition of the popular 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth! At 60FPS, Castle Crashers Remastered delivers hi-res visuals like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Up to four friends can play locally or online and save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles!
- Detective Dolittle, Kurumi Entertainment
- Devil May Cry 2, Capcom
Dance with the devil once again. Set some time after the events of Devil May Cry, this sequel adds even more moves to Dante’s arsenal and brings it to the next level of stylishness. Use the wall run to get the vantage point on your enemies, then assault them with a spinning barrage of bullets using Rain Storm. Reprise your role as Dante, or play as the new femme fatale, Lucia, who prefers deadly throwing daggers to bullets and utilizes her speed with ninja-like reflexes.
- GRID Autosport, Codemasters
Step into a career as a pro-racer, mastering the world’s fastest cars to win motorsport’s most exciting races, from the hallowed asphalt of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the narrow city streets of Barcelona. Enjoy best-in-class AAA racing at home or on the move! From the McLaren 12C GT3 to the Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) Drift Tuned, unleash Muscle Cars, Super Modified motors, Hypercars, Hot Hatches and a huge range of other high-performance rides across a ton of tracks, roads, laps, and loops.
- Hidden, Sabec
You wake up trapped in a mental asylum for the criminally insane, which governed and crawling with the evilest and insane murderers. In order to escape you have to find three keys without being found and killed by the other inmates. You can increase your chances of survival by running and hiding from the other inmates.
- Inferno 2, 2Awesome Studio
The sequel to Inferno+, Radiangames’ critically-acclaimed twin-stick action-RPG, Inferno 2 boasts even more devious levels, more weapons, more upgrades and powers, more enemies, and more customization, along with more insane explosions and particle effects.
- Island Maze, Drageus Games
When you’re a cube, even a simple island becomes a puzzling maze. It’s time to shine and bring out the best in you. Collect keys, climb steep walls and manipulate your surroundings to finally reach the portal.
- Jet Kave Adventure, 7Levels
Jet Kave Adventure brings everything you love about 2.5D platformers. Enjoy the skill-based action, challenging boss fights, clever secrets and thrilling set-pieces in a game where the Stone Age and science fiction collide.
- LEGO Jurassic World, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World allows players to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. Reimagined in LEGO form and now available on the Nintendo Switch system, the thrilling adventure allows fans to play through key moments and explore Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.
- Lost Castle, Another Indie Studio
The world’s favorite dungeon-crawling roguelike Lost Castle is finally here with this impressive Nintendo Switch Edition! Running at 60 frames per second, including all content available elsewhere, play with up to four friends online or offline and experience an adventure enjoyed by 1.5 million players worldwide.
- Neo Cab, Fellow Traveller (available 3rd October)
Stay human in a world overcome by automation. Play as Lina, one of the last human driver-for-hire on the streets of Los Ojos. Your friend and only lifeline has gone missing; with no money and nowhere to stay, the only thing you can do is keep driving. Choose what passengers to pick up and how you engage with them to learn their stories. Balance your own emotional wellbeing with the needs of your pax as you strive to keep your perfect rating, and your job. Maybe someone in this city can help you with your own story?
- Neon Drive, Fraoula
From beautiful cityscapes and ocean roads to exploding enemy spaceships, Neon Drive has it all. It’s inspired by the arcade games of the 80’s, but set against a futuristic backdrop of glowing cyber-grid, all in silky-smooth graphics. Neon Drive brings you 8 amazing levels, adding up to hours of enjoyment. Each level features multiple twists and perspective changes, keeping you on your toes (err, wheels) throughout the gameplay.
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Join Oliver as he embarks on an adventure through a world inhabited by new friends and ferocious foes alike in the hopes of bringing back his mother after a tragic incident. With a copy of the Wizard’s Companion in his hand and his trusty friend Drippy by his side, he will travel across this rich fantasy world to tame familiars, take on enemies, and overcome the countless challenges that stand between him and his mother’s salvation.
- Niffelheim, Ellada Games
Your avatar is a brave warrior who has fallen in battle. But instead of well-deserved peace in Asgard, his soul is trapped in the harsh world of Niffelheim. Survive in this hostile world, ransack the neighbor lands, explore dangerous dungeons and find your way to Valhalla!
- Omen Exitio: Plague, Forever Entertainment
Zanzibar, 1896. Dr. Jake Huntington enlisted in the army to forget the loss of his wife. Yet something sinister and ancient is about to overturn his life forever. Shadows that inhabit the confines of reality seem to converge all in one point: a terrifying disease that threatens to exterminate the entire human race.
- Overland, Finji
Take care of a group of travelers on a post-apocalyptic road-trip across the United States in this turn-based survival game. Fight scary creatures, rescue stranded survivors, and scavenge for supplies like fuel, first aid kits, and weapons. Decide where to go next, whether it’s upgrading this wrecked car, or rescuing that dog. Just remember, there are consequences for every action. Get ready for close calls, dramatic escapes, hard choices, arguing about whether or not that dog gets rescued, and the end of the world.
- Paper Dolls Original, CIRCLE Entertainment
A man wakes up from a nightmare. Again. Every time he closes his eyes he sees images of evil paper dolls attacking him. Sleepless, confused, terrified, and now he’s haunted by imaginary sounds. At dawn, he will take his daughter to live with his ex-wife. He must.
- Petoons Party, Petoons Studio
- Police Stories, Hypetrain Digital
A fresh take on top-down shooters with an emphasis on tactics that forces you to make split-second decisions. Play Solo or in Couch Co-op! Unforgiving and tense, each mission tells a story of two police operatives – John Rimes and Rick Jones, filled with infiltrating gang hideouts, rescuing hostages, making arrests and other life-threatening situations.
- Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, D3 Go!
Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns combines the classic match 3 puzzle game with deep level role-playing. Match 3 or more gems of the same color in a row to gain mana used to cast spells, battle opponents, collect items and rewards, and advance in the quests!
- Rebel Cops, THQ Nordic
Rebel Cops is a spin-off game from This Is the Police, which exclusively features the series’ turned-based tactical operations. Lead a rag-tag squad of cops in rebellion against their town’s new criminal power, and see how long you can hold out when you’re constantly short on supplies, and a single shot can cost a cop his life.
- Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure, Natsume
Grab your rod, reel, and adventurous spirit as you join three friends on a summer road trip to remember! Visit a variety of fishing spots, from deep-sea fishing to freshwater stream fishing as you and the gang track down and try to catch the elusive Legendary Fish.
- Sayonara Wild Hearts, Annapurna Interactive
Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph. Journey through a custom-written pop soundtrack, chase scores, and set out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of Little Death and her star-crossed allies: Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64. Let’s Pop!
- Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning, Ratalaika Games
Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning is the first episode of an episodic adventure game set in an anthropomorphic animal society. Help Hank & Larry find food and loot to survive through the harsh zombie-infested streets by convincing other animals to do the work for you!
- Spellworm, Chequered Ink
Help Spellworm to eat his way through over 100 word search puzzles. Each puzzle has its own theme. You can chomp through shapes, colors, countries, planets and much more in your quest to feed the hungry Spellworm.
- Talk it Out: Handheld Game, Pat-o-logic Studio
- Tetris 99 + Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership (12 months – 365 days), Nintendo
99 players…but only one will remain! Tetris 99 is the iconic puzzle game as you’ve never seen it before. Can you pick the right strategy to best 98 other players online – all at the same time?! This bundle includes all content from the Big Block DLC featuring additional modes: CPU Battle; Marathon; Local Arena; 2P Share Battle; and a 12-month individual membership for Nintendo Switch Online.
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Nintendo
Buffeted by a storm, Link washes ashore on the mysterious Koholint Island. In order to return home, Link must overcome challenging dungeons and battle against fearsome monsters. This new version of the classic adventure includes many unique elements that appeared in the original Game Boy release, such as 2D platformer-style rooms and appearances from characters outside of The Legend of Zelda series.
- Tyd wag vir Niemand, Skobbejak Games
Tyd wag vir Niemand is an indie abstract adventure filled with mystical environments that will put your abilities to the test and engage you in a world of mystery and wonder.
- Untitled Goose Game, Panic
Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.
- Zenith, BadLand Publishing
Zenith is an action RPG that combines that feel of the golden era RPG games with a generous dose of humor and parody. The game counts with a solid story which unfolds in a fantasy world populated by dozens of unorthodox characters.
Nintendo Switch Pre-Loads
- Asphalt 9: Legends, Gameloft (available 8th October)
- Asphalt 9: Legends Starting Racer Bundle, Gameloft (available 8th October)
- BurgerTime Party!, Marvelous Europe (available 7th October)
- CASE: Animatronics, OOO Valnat (available 3rd October)
- Flying Girl Striker, Mediascape (available 25th September)
- Habroxia, eastasiasoft (available 25th September)
- Jumanji: The Video Game, Outright Games (available 7th November)
- Luigi’s Mansion 3, Nintendo (available 31st October)
- Mistover, Krafton (available 10th October)
- Neo Cab, Fellow Traveller (available 3rd October)
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Microsoft Studios (available 27th September)
- Paper Train, isTom Games (available 26th September)
- Rimelands: Hammer of Thor, QubicGames (available 3rd October)
- Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition, Rebellion Interactive (available 30th September)
- The Tiny Bang Story, Ellada Games (available 4th October)
- YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world, Spike Chunsoft (available 3rd October)