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
Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time (Activision, £44.99 / €49.99) – It’s About Time – for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot™ game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favourite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship (Nacon, 11th Mar, £35.99 / €39.99) – WRC 9 is the leading off-road simulation franchise endorsed by the world’s top drivers. It is the most in-depth rally game on the market: 3 new rallies (Kenya, Japan, New Zealand), over 15 classic cars and 100 special stages to tackle! WRC 9 has new game modes specially designed for the community, including a Clubs system where each player can create their own championship and compete in it online with the rest of the world! Take control of all official drivers and cars in 3 WRC categories with improved physics for even greater realism, redesigned environments and all-new pacenotes for total immersion.
Switch eShop – New Releases
A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism (£53.99 / €59.99) – Climb aboard and prepare to build the city of your dreams in A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism, the latest entry in the classic urban development simulation series, on Nintendo Switch! Become the president of your very own railroad company, laying tracks and running your trains as you see fit. However, you’re responsible for more than just the railroad! You’ll also be tasked with managing subsidiaries, playing the stock market and participating in urban planning, in order to develop and expand your town. This latest installment in the A-Train series introduces the element of tourism to the urban planning formula, and focuses on building up towns into bustling tourism capitals.
A Day Without Me (Silesia Games, 11th Mar, £3.59 / €3.99) – A Day Without Me is a puzzle adventure game, where you have to find out where everyone is going, why is there only you in the city, why are there so many oddities in the city. Features: Plot mysterious storySemi open worldLots of challenges and mysteries to solve
Alchemist Simulator (Art Games Studio, 11th Mar, £10.16 / €11.24) – Take on the role of a novice student of alchemical arts, taking over the studio of your famous relative. Will you ever match his legend? Take the challenge to become the most famous alchemist in history! Become a powerful magician! Thanks to Alchemist Simulator, you can feel the thrill of excitement associated with the world of magical ingredients (dragon egg – what to deal with it? ), spells, and discovering ancient recipes. Will you brew a love potion or a poison? Discover an amazing world full of ancient, forgotten recipes and ingredients. Experiment. Be patient and hungry for knowledge. Fortunately, you are not alone – your extraordinary mentor will help you explore the previously unknown arcana of alchemical knowledge and art! Your eternal glory, gold and . . . knowledge are at stake!
Apex Legends™ (Electronic Arts, 10th Mar) – Contains in-game purchases. Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play* Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse legends, deep tactical squad play, and bold new innovations that level-up the Battle Royale experience—all within a rugged world where anything goes. Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale. A Roster of Legendary Characters -Master a growing roster of powerful Legends, each with their own unique personality, strengths, and abilities that are easy to pick up, but challenging to truly master Build Your Crew -Choose your Legend and combine their unique skills together with other players to form the ultimate crew. Strategic Battle Royale -Use your abilities–and your wits–to make strategic calls on the fly, adapting your crew’s strengths to meet new challenges as the match evolves. – Read our Apex Legends™ review
Battle Brothers – A Turn Based Tactical RPG (£19.54 / €23.79) – Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory? The game consists of a strategic worldmap and a tactical combat layer. On the worldmap you can freely travel in order to take contracts that earn you good coin, find places worth looting, enemies worth pursuing or towns to resupply and hire men at. This is also where you manage, level up and equip your Battle Brothers. Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat.
Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic! (eastasiasoft, 11th Mar, £4.31 / €4.79) – Inspired by the naughty back room arcades of ‘90s Japan, Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic! offers the instant gratification of a sub-genre that’s both easy to learn and fun to master. Start each action-packed stage with a silhouetted girl behind the playfield and dodge enemies while drawing lines that cut away when connected, methodically uncovering the image underneath. It’s a game of risk-vs-reward as you capture as much of the playfield as possible without enemies or bullets crossing your path. Will you whittle away at smaller and safer zones along the edge, or will you go for higher scores by cutting into enemy territory? Box in power-ups to use their effects, unlock completed images in the gallery and share your victories across online leaderboards! Features: Rescue anime-style mecha girls in 50 unique stages! Decide your own strategy in freeform gameplay. Adapt to gradually increasing difficulty.
Bloody Bunny, The Game (DigiPen Game Stu, 11th Mar, £9.99 / €9.99) – Bloody Bunny, The Game is a fast-paced hack-and-slash action title where you play as Bloody Bunny, a vengeful knife-wielding girl who is trapped in the body of a bunny doll. Bloody Bunny awakens in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have been turned into dolls by an evil, nameless organization. While all other dolls have lost their memories and identities, Bloody Bunny awakens with hers and is horrified to realize that her little sister, Mumu, has also been turned into a doll. She sets out to destroy her malevolent creator while killing anyone who gets in her way. Key features: • Two gameplay modes – Story Mode and Endless Mode. • Storyline is based on the popular animated web series, Bloody Bunny: The First Blood by 2Spot Studio. • Third-person action combat and challenging gameplay. • Four different weapons and over 20 skills to unlock. • Seven different worlds with nine boss fights.
Bob Help Them (No Gravity Games, 11th Mar, £5.59 / €6.39) – Bob Help Them is a timer-based game, where your goal is to help all NPC’s, gathering resources, cooking food, fishing, and chopping wood before the timer ends. Enjoy the calming countryside while supporting craftsmen with their daily chores. In Bob Help Them you can: Become a completionist. Finish 35 levels, help 6 NPCs, and collect 105 stars! Strategize. Learn who to help first, or how to sequence your activities to be as effective as possible. Bake. Cook a lovely pie from the freshly harvested fruit. Mine. Use a pickaxe to acquire stone, iron, or gold. Smelt. A nearby Forger needs your support. Take iron nuggets and turn them into a shiny ingot. Chop. Grab an axe and gather wood for Lumberjack. Fish. Find the closest pond and cast a fishing rod. Fry. Collect eggs from the chicken coop and fry them over the campfire so Chef can prepare a perfect meal. Harvest. Does the Farmer need some apples? Pick them from a tree and lighten up his day. Pet doggos.
Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse (Serenity Forge, 11th Mar, £14.39 / €17.99) – As Coop “Go Away, Weirdo” McCarthy, all you want to do is make the world a better place. The trouble is: Nobody likes you, school sucks, you can’t find a prom date, everybody bullies you (including your teachers), and your attempts to help only makes things worse. Will you escape high school alive? Who will love you? Why is this game called Freakpocalypse? Find the answers to these questions and more by looking at, talking to, and touching everything within the Cyanide & Happiness universe.
Doodle Devil: 3volution ( JoyBits, 11th Mar, £6.06 / €6.74) – While Doodle God was busy creating the universe, Doodle Devil was also having some fun. The same addictive, puzzle game play that made Doodle God a hit is back but with an evil twist. Discover the seven deadly sins and watch as the world crumbles at your fingertips as you create thousands of dastardly deeds. Combine fire, earth, wind & air to create demons, beasts, zombies. . . and much more. Being bad has never been so much fun! Mold the combinations of fire, earth, wind and air. Demon Mode! Fight against the most dangerous archdemons. Devil Slots! Test youк sinful luck. Hundreds of interesting, funny and thought-provoking quotes and sayings.
Faircroft’s Antiques: Home for Christmas Collector’s Ediction (Ocean Media, 11th Mar, £8.99 / €9.99) – Mia Faircroft’s Hidden Object travels continue! With her friend Maria Wise in tow, Mia returns to her family for a well-earned break. But home is not without its fair share of problems, and soon she gets to work to rescue the holidays! Explore vividly realized hidden object scenes, restore works of art in fun minigames, and bring joy this season in Faircroft’s Antiques: Home for Christmas! – search through lavishly illustrated and animated backgrounds. – play over 30 fun minigames, restoring one piece of art at a time! – enjoy the winter wonderland of Mia’s hometown, Mikamaw Point! – meet Mia’s family and the neighbours she grew up with as she catches up with them! – spread joy to the citizens of this lovely community as you help them through their annual Christmas donation drives!
NOBLE ARMADA LOST WORLDS (HR GAMES, 8th Mar, £17.99 / €19.99) – Noble Armada: Lost Worlds is a strategy title based on the Noble Armada miniatures game. Set in the Fading Suns Universe, where the suns themselves are dying, humanity battles to revive its lost greatness, or just take what is left. The five great Royal Houses dominate human space as they battle each other for control of the greatest resource. . . humanity itself. In Noble Armada: Lost Worlds, players take on the role of a noble in one of the five Royal houses, vying against rival fleets and houses for control of human space. They battle pirates, barbarians, heretics and others in their quest for supremacy. Noble Armada is a game of broadsides and boarding actions, as players maneuver their ships to line up their best shots, fire off broadsides of fiery energy and then board their enemies to end the battle with desperate boarding actions.
NoReload Heroes Enhanced Edition (Teatime Holdings, 11th Mar, £19.99 / €24.99) – CHAOS REIGNS AND BULLETS FLY Bright, frantic and frenetic combat will keep you on your toes. Meet new threats on every floor and new challenges in every room. The mighty wizbot Mephisto is waiting at the top. . . do you have what it takes to topple them? UTILIZE AN IMMENSE ARSENAL Magic + Guns = Magic Guns. Don’t rely on bullets alone, because magic just makes everything better. Arm yourself with guns that shoot lightning, snowballs, sawblades, giant fists, and more!
Pinkman+ (£4.99 / €4.99) – Pinkman+ is a fast-paced, action platformer about a lost man with pink skin, with the ability to jetpack to reach new heights. Run, jump and jetpack through a minimalist and colorful (but deadly) environment called “The Mind”. New features exclusively for consoles include checkpoints to save your game, a speedrun timer for those who are competitive, and vibrant new color palettes for additional variety.
Smash Club: Streets of Shmeenis (Four Rats, 11th Mar, £0.89 / €0.99) – After the collapse of the Super Boys organization, street gangs fought among themselves for power over Boot City. In the end, the Four Fats, lead by Supreme Leader Shmeenis rose to take control. One vigilante decided he had enough.
Sokodice (£4.49 / €4.99) – Sokodice is a puzzle game where you must navigate dice through mind boggling levels to match the number of the dice with the number on a designated tile.
Travel Mosaics 8: Breathtaking Seoul (JetDogs, 8th Mar, £7.19 / €7.99) – Travel Mosaics is back with a new family adventure in beautiful Seoul! Join the Walkers – a curious family of travellers who love exploring new destinations. Solve colorful mosaic puzzles and learn curious facts while answering tricky quiz questions. On your journey, collect gold coins and souvenirs to commemorate the trip. The stunning capital of South Korea has tons of fun to offer – hop along! Each level contains a hidden picture that you can reveal by solving it! Travel Mosaics is edutainment for all ages: pick the difficulty level corresponding to your skill and enjoy beautiful hand-crafted puzzles.
Switch eShop – Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
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