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
Chocobo GP (SQUARE ENIX, 10th Mar) – Join Chocobo and friends as they hit the track in a variety of wacky vehicles! Learn the basics in story mode, then take on all-comers in the game mode of your choice! Use classic magic spells like fire and aero to blast the competition, or even turn the tables in a miracle comeback with each character’s unique abilities! Numerous ways to play, including time attack challenges and tournament-style survival races. Enjoy intense racing action with players from all around the world. – Read our Chocobo GP review
Grand Mountain Adventure (Microids, 10th Mar, £31.49 / €34.99) – Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands lets you explore freely and at your pace entire ski resorts and the surrounding mountains. Unlock ski lifts and reach new areas by competing in challenges, or enjoy the scenery while you ﬁnd your own path down the mountains. Fancy having fun with your friends? Go on and play in local multiplayer up to 4 players. The choice is yours!
Hotel Transylvania: Scary-Tale Adventures (Outright Games, 11th Mar, £34.99 / €39.99) – Take control of Drac and Mavis and play through unique worlds with their own spooky spin, including Little Red Riding Hood, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Faced with fearsome foes and fiendish puzzles, you must brave your way through and utilize your special abilities to dash, glide and jump through these spook-tacular storybook worlds.
Switch eShop – New Releases
Ancient Islands (Art Games Studio, 10th Mar, £9.59 / €10.61) – This game covers a lot of unique strategies and combination in order to defend the village. Build not only the defense towers but also other facilities inside your settlement. Place woodcutter’s huts near the forest to gather wood, then build a marketplace to exchange it for stone. Develop your magic schools to get more mana and unlock more powerful spells. Upgrade your gate to damage enemies attacking it and so on. . .
Ashwalkers (Plug In Digital, 10th Mar, £15.49 / €19.99) – Face the dark corners of your humanity and find out what lurks in the shadows. The non-linear story challenges players to make meaningful choices in complex moral dilemmas.
Aztech Forgotten Gods (Lienzo, 10th Mar, £24.99 / €29.99) – Aztech Forgotten Gods is the cyber-stone action-adventure following Achtli, a young woman who battles the colossal Forgotten Gods. To uncover the truth behind her far-future Mesoamerican metropolis, she’ll have to turn the Gods’ power against them, as she soars through the city with power and grace. – Read our Aztech Forgotten Gods review
Cosmos Bit (Ratalaika Games, 11th Mar, £4.99 / €4.99) – Play as the heroic space warrior Stella Mironova and explore a world filled with excitement and danger. In Cosmos Bit, you’ll relive the 8-bit era charm again in a game that draws inspiration from classic platform action exploration titles of the 1980s and 1990s. The journey will take you through a litany of landscapes, battles with a myriad of monsters, mind-warping challenges, and even menacing boss encounters! Can you collect minerals in each level to build up your powers to go further? The challenge is significant but not frustrating, and the game is enjoyable for both veterans and beginners of this genre!
Cyber Fight (Ultimate Games, 13th Mar, £6.29 / €6.99) – Cyber Fight it’s a 3D cyberpunk style side scroll beat’em up game. Play one of the undercover agents to track down and stop the terrorist called Dex. But first you need to take back control of the cities, defeat and clear the city streets from Dex’s followers. Prepare your fists and let the fight begin ! ! !
Dungeon Color (QUByte Interactive, 10th Mar, £2.69 / €2.99) – Dungeon Color is a top-down puzzle game, where you switch between flames in order to achieve the rainbow flame in each room. Interact with colors and Switch between flames to match each door. Every door only opens when you are with its respective color. Many obstacles! Every obstacle changes the way you look at the entire room, so be careful with where you touch and melt your brain finding new solutions. Get to the rainbow flame! Your little golem just wants to be filled with the energy from the biggest flame, so get the job done and find your way through each room.
Frightence (Playstige Interactive, 10th Mar, £5.39 / €5.99) – Frighthence is a short, intense first-person horror experience. You are the janitor who works at the infamous Apartment #17, which is the seed of many eeire tales and bloodcurdling urban legends. . . The apartment recently got an eviction notice and tonight, you must check every resident’s flat to make sure that everybody has left. Soon you will realize that things are not the way they seem in this dreadful apartment…
Move or Die: Unleashed (Those Awesome Guys, 10th Mar, £10.79 / €11.99) – 20-second rounds, constantly changing mechanics and A LOT of yelling. These are the keywords that perfectly describe Move or Die: Unleashed, the 4-player friendship ruining party game where rules change every single round. Slap your friends’ controllers out of their hands while playing on the same couch, challenge players from all around the world in online matches or pretend to practice offline with AI bots.
Pocket Slimes (Ultimate Games, 10th Mar, £7.19 / €7.99) – Play as one of the available Slimes and explore interesting and beautiful paths in various biomes that you need to make bright again. Be careful and adapt to the new mechanics in each world! Each step matter, so think through your next move in order to get DIAMOND score! Get to know the way and optimize your pathing for the least possible moves! Take your favourite Slime and complete challenging routes to unlock fun and unique skins, as well as other biomes! Don’t forget to bring your friend with you and compete within special modes for TWO players!
Potato Flowers in Full Bloom (PLAYISM, 10th Mar, £12.59 / €13.49) – Play as part of an expedition crew looking for knowledge and magic items. Seeking special crop seeds that were left in a labyrinth by alchemists, your crew has travelled to a rustic island. These seeds are special in that they are said to grow in contaminated soil, which is a problem that has long plagued humanity. Setting up a base camp in a ruined town and led by the expedition chief, the player will enter the labyrinth time and time again in an attempt to reach the lowest level where the seeds are said to be stored.
REPUBLIQUE: Anniversary Edition (Camouflaj, 10th Mar, £8.81 / €9.79) – You receive a call from Hope, a woman trapped inside a secret totalitarian state, Metamorphosis. By hacking into the nation’s elaborate surveillance network, help Hope escape from a web of danger and deception. Use security systems, distract guards, solve intricate puzzles, find hidden secrets, and intercept conversations from a wide cast of characters voiced by renowned actors including Rena Strober, Jennifer Hale, David Hayter and Dwight Schultz.
Retro Pixel Racers (JanduSoft, 10th Mar, £4.49 / €4.99) – Retro Pixel Racers is a fun top-down arcade racing game with a retro style graphics where you control of little cars racing over exciting tracks. Start your engines and prepare for the craziest and most addictive racing game ever. Fast-paced racing game with a fresh interpretation of the 16-bit style. This is an arcade racing game based on games that I loved playing in the arcades growing up. You could say it’s inspired by those games, maybe a tribute to them or simply a rip off, any of these could be true!
Slide Stories: Neko’s Journey (Silesia Games, 10th Mar, £1.99 / €2.39) – It is a relaxing and charming slide puzzle with graphic novel elements in which a cat, Neko, travels with its owner, Nina, to lovely places. – Following the flow: Complete one puzzle and unlock the next one; – Enjoy all the difficulties, available from the beginning; – Relax with a soft lo-fi soundtrack.
Splash Cars (eastasiasoft, 9th Mar, £5.03 / €5.59) – Bring color to a boring grey world as you drive your heart out and leave a brilliant trail of paint in your wake! Splash Cars is an isometric 3D driving game where you’ll race for freedom of expression, outrunning the authorities and inspiring other public servants to join your cause. Start each race in a drab isometric neighborhood, rev your engines and get rolling! Paint oozes from your vehicle, restoring color to the streets, grass, trees, surrounding buildings and more as you speed around the map. Team up for cooperative multiplayer fun or progress solo.
Syndrome (RedDeerGames, 11th Mar, £19.99 / €24.99) – YOU’RE NOT ALONE You wake up from cryosleep on “Valkenburg” – the most advanced science space station in the “Novacore”. The ship appears to be abandoned, but suddenly you hear a voice on the communicator that makes you aware of the situation. Something from the abyss of space is kidnapping and killing the people on the ship. And it doesn’t stop hunting. RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. SURVIVE.
The Last Cube (Improx Games, 10th Mar, £16.19 / €17.99) – Venture into the desolate cube world where you’ll discover 3D puzzles in diverse, colorful environments. As the Last Cube, you must prove your worth and save your dying home.
The Wild Case (Maxim Ryadchik, 8th Mar, £7.64 / €8.49) – Prepare for a journey to a remote village deep in the forest, where strange creatures with glowing eyes terrorize the inhabitants. As the hero, you will investigate eerie phenomena and be drawn deeper into the village. The story begins before you even arrive at your destination… The Wild Case is a 2D first-person point-and-click adventure.
Time Loader (Postmeta Games, 10th Mar, £13.49 / €14.99) – Time Loader is a story-driven, physics-based puzzle platformer with a twist. At the helm of a small robot, you’ll travel back to the 90s to prevent a tragic accident. Explore the house of your creator, solve brain-teasing puzzles, acquire unique and powerful upgrades, and see common household items from an entirely new perspective! But remember: meddling with time has serious consequences. You may succeed in changing the past, but can you deal with the result of your actions?
Two Hundred Ways (Sunlight Games, 11th Mar, £10.79 / €11.99) – Two Hundred Ways, the sequel of the successful brain teaser One Hundred Ways, gives puzzle fans twice as many mental challenges to overcome. The mission of each of its 200 levels sounds easy: guide one or more balls to the exit. But levels with up to three different layers and numerous ball traps don’t make this task a walk in the park. Luckily, players can use dozens of tools to help them reach their goal – but using more tools means that their level score will go down. . .
Will You Snail? (No Gravity Games, 9th Mar, £10.99 / €12.74) – Will You Snail is a fast-paced action platformer with an AI twist that offers a unique single-player experience: a challenging adventure in a neon-glowing setting that blends combat, puzzle-solving, and lots of humour together.
World of One (Grimwood Team, 10th Mar, £7.64 / €8.49) – Imagine. . . You live in your own small world that has everything you need – cozy home, backyard with a rocking chair, beautiful garden, and your own amusement park with music and unlimited amounts of fireworks to launch. You even have a Ferris wheel to touch the stars! Nothing stands between you and this secluded paradise, only an unsettling feeling in the back of your mind that something is going wrong. At some point, it all dramatically changes and now you have to find out what this world really conceals…
Young Souls (The Arcade Crew, 10th Mar, £20.24 / €22.49) – As orphans, Jenn and Tristan’s life path brought them to a mysterious scientist, who took them in and cared for them as his own children. But one day, he disappeared under very odd circumstances. While searching desperately for him, the duo found a hidden cellar and the Moon Gate portal, transporting them to a dangerous parallel world where goblins thrive. Your adventure begins as you fight to bridge these two very different worlds. – Read our Young Souls review
DLC / Add-On Content
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!