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 – New Releases
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (£49.99 / €59.99) – See Hyrule 100 years before the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the events of the Great Calamity Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to see firsthand what happened 100 years ago. – Read our Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity review
Eldrador Creatures (Wild River Games, 19th Nov, £31.49 / €34.99) – Plunge into the world of Eldrador Creatures in this turn-based strategy game. Go into combat together with your favourite Eldrador Creatures in the Battle for the 4 Worlds and defeat the other teams so that you can call the mighty Superweapon your own and rule over Eldrador! 20 playable original Eldrador Creatures, including new figures like the Rock Beast and the Shadow Panther, as well as the exclusive Eldrador Mini Creatures. Use the special abilities of your chosen creatures to defeat your opponents in tactical combat. Battle in all 4 gameworld settings: Lava, Ice, Stone and JungleDynamic worlds due to toppling elements like walls and bridges
Monster Truck Championship (Nacon, 19th Nov, £34.99 / €39.99) – From Las Vegas to Orlando, go head-to-head against experienced drivers in drag races and freestyle competitions! But before you can pull off doughnuts, wheelies and bicycles, you must first tune your truck to perfection. These machines are spectacular and impressive yet highly technical to drive. The game faithfully reproduces all the unique demands of mastering these powerful trucks, including independent front and rear wheel management, mass transfer anticipation in bends, and predicting bounces after jumps. But what’s performance without style? Customise your Monster Truck to reflect your style and show it off to your 7 opponents in online mode.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (£34.99 / €39.99) – Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is the forthcoming title from Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darlings such as Astebreed (2015), an anime-styled mech shoot-‘em-up. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. – Read our Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin review
Sniper Elite 4 (RebellionInteract, 17th Nov, £34.99 / €39.99) – Experience tactical third-person combat, gameplay choice and epic sharpshooting across gigantic levels as you liberate World War 2 Italy from the grip of fascism. Unrivalled sniping freedom. Complete the campaign your way Epic longshots with bone-crushing X-ray kill cam Team-up or go head-to-head with local & online multiplayer Feel every shot with HD rumble & pan the battlefield with gyroscopic controls – Read our Sniper Elite 4 review
Truck Driver (Soedesco, 17th Nov, £44.99 / €49.99) – When you inherit a truck from your father, you decide to take your chance and move to a new city. Here, it’s up to you to make a name for yourself and earn the respect of the local community. Drive through a seamless open world, work with all kinds of people ranging from a constructor to a lumberjack and honour your father by making it as a Truck Driver!
Switch eShop – New Releases
Art Sqool (RedDeerGames, 19th Nov, £8.99 / €9.99) – MYSTERIOUS WORLD In ART SQOOL you are Froshmin, and it’s your freshman year. Create art, explore the beautiful, mysterious, sprawling campus, and complete tasks given to you by the professor. The professor is a neural network, an art-trained A.I., as well as your faculty advisor. He uses his high-tech capabilities to objectively grade your work. The campus is spread over a number of floating islands and filled with bizarrely shaped objects and bizarre plants.
Azurebreak Heroes (Silesia Games, 19th Nov, £4.39 / €4.89) – Escape the Prison-World! Through the bizarre, colourful, yet dark areas of Heldia, Heroes look for a way to escape a demonic grasp. Azurebreak Heroes is a 2D RPG with roguelite elements. Battle otherworldly creatures, enhance your skills, unlock new heroes and choose the upgrades you want while looking for a way to escape a prison-world of Heldia.
Brawl Chess (RedDeerGames, 19th Nov, £8.99 / €9.99) – Are you ready to become a champion? Choose your hero and challenge other players in this family-friendly game with a lively cartoon style. Train your brain and bond with your loved ones at the same time. In this fantasy world, one of brave heroes leads your chess army to victory. Cartoon visuals make the game accessible to everyone. What’s going on there! Arrows fly above heads and swords break in the heat of battle. Or maybe you prefer classic chess? You can always change your pieces to traditional ones. Brawl Chess connects generations in a multiplayer, but a single player will also appeal to players of all ages.
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (Headup Games, 19th Nov, £10.79 / €13.49) – Experience the fun of KILLING WALKERS using the POWER of your BRAIN! Prepare for the ultimate mashup experience! Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead combines the legendary and challenging puzzle gameplay of Bridge Constructor with the post-apocalyptic zombie universe of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Join a group of survivors as they fight against hordes of undead walkers and a hostile human community. Build bridges and other constructions through bleak landscapes and ruined structures. Team up with fan-favourite characters like Daryl, Michonne and Eugene, and create safe passage for iconic vehicles from the series.
Cake Bash (£17.99 / €19.99) – Fight to be the tastiest cake in Cake Bash! A frantic four-player party game where adorable drawn-to-life cakes beat the crumbs out of each other. Pick your favourite cake and battle in a variety of lifelike arenas with unique goals – cover yourself in sweeties or hurl fruit into a pie, there’s plenty for everyone! To cool down, try an assortment of minigame treats – roast perfect marshmallows, pipe the finest frosting, or be the last flan standing in Fork Knife.
Dreamo (Pineapple Works, 19th Nov, £12.14 / €13.49) – DREAMO is a puzzle-solving journey through a shifting landscape of recollections. In DREAMO, you wake up on an island as Jack Winslow. Guided by the voice of Tara Moreau, an inventor/therapist, you set out to piece together your missing memories. These fragments are locked in “Artifacts”, which manifest in your mind as cubes with misplaced gears. As you delve deeper into your mind, the puzzles grow more complex in an effort to keep your memories locked away. Can you decipher them and unlock the secrets of your mind?
Educational Games for Kids (Crazysoft, 19th Nov, £11.95 / €12.95) – You are a parent and you are trying to relax a little by playing your favourite game. Your child keeps asking you to let them try it… But this game is not suitable for children (because it’s a little scary and not educational at all). Does this situation sound familiar? At last: a well-thought-out, smart, polished, ‘console-quality’ educational game pack is out for your kids. Suitable for boys and girls from ages 3 to 18. A pack of 21 different games with 51 variations that educate in various ways like: reflexes, logic, math, memory and knowledge.
Fall Gummies (£4.89 / €5.59) – Fall Gummies is a relaxing, colourful 3D puzzle game. The story takes place in a fantastic world of happy jellies. Unfortunately one day a huge meteorite hit the planet pushing it towards the black hole. It sucked all the emotions out of the planet and then collapsed. Help our little friends to regain their happiness by collecting the magical essence through the labyrinth!
Fire & Water (£1.79 / €1.99) – Fire & Water is a game where you use the power of fire and water in order to solve various puzzles. Both Water Girl and Fire boy are working together to solve a vast range of different, exciting puzzles all the time. Controlling the two characters is very simple, and you must help Fire boy avoid water, while Water girl needs to avoid fire.
Five Dates (Wales Interactive, 17th Nov, £9.99 / €12.99) – Five Dates is an interactive rom-com about the unpredictable world of digital dating. With five potential female matches, Vinny explores whether compatibility, chemistry and connection is still possible in a world where physical touch is no longer an option. Vinny, a millennial from London, joins a dating app for the first time while living in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. With five potential female matches, Vinny must pluck up courage to video date with wildly different personalities, starring Mandip Gill and Georgia Hirst. The viewer’s choices will define Vinny’s interactions with each date and their interest in seeing him again. – Read our Five Dates review
Flatland: Prologue (QUByte Interactive, 17th Nov, £1.79 / €1.99) – Run as fast and precise as you can through Flatland, a minimalist neon-style world that is about to change forever. This is a fast-paced hardcore platformer with hand-crafted levels and challenges.
GRISAIA PHANTOM TRIGGER 05 (PROTOTYPE, 19th Nov, £13.49 / €14.99) – Several years after Yuuji Kazami and his friends fought for their lives in a fierce battle, a new generation of heroines gather at Mihama Academy, which has been reinstated as a ‘specialist training school’. Taking place in the same world as The Fruit of Grisaia, new characters bring an exciting fresh take in the fifth story of this brand new series! This thrilling story, which unfolds at the reborn Mihama Academy, will undoubtedly excite not only those who have played previous releases, but those who are new to the series as well! Available in three languages!
Karma Knight (UltramarineSoft, 19th Nov, £6.89 / €7.7) – Karma Knight is a fast-paced 2D side-scrolling platform action game with stylish combat. Find hidden items in the stages, collect different spells, defeat the enemies as you gain more experience and enjoy the overall platform action game style.
Mars Horizon (The Irregular Corporation, 17th Nov, £13.49 / €16.19) – In Mars Horizon, you take control of a major space agency, leading it from the dawn of the space age through to landing astronauts on Mars. Guide your agency through the space race and write your alternate history of space travel – any of the agencies can be the first to land on The Moon if you make the right choices.
Micetopia (£4.99 / €4.99) – Welcome to the medieval, magical kingdom of Micetopia, where mice live in freely an idyllic country village. Unfortunately, as the story begins forces of evil have taken away all the mice except for the one elder remaining. Can you become the hero of Micetopia and save your villagers from the dark minions? In Micetopia you play as a brave mouse who must fight, jump, and explore its way through a world of mystery. Overcome enemies, gain new powers and rescue your compatriots from the clutches of their captors. Do you have what it takes for the elder to bestow upon you the title “Hero of Micetopia? ”
Nexoria: Dungeon Rogue Heroes (TERNOX, 18th Nov, £3.81 / €4.24) – Battles This game is a unique mix of rogue-like with dungeon exploration, RPG, turn-based tactics and collectible card game. At the base of the turn-based system are not turns, but time. Find and improve new heroes and get coins to buy new spells. But remember, a hero’s death will be fatal. Heroes Every hero has a special perk and a spell, in addition to the three stats (strength, dexterity, endurance). Gather your team of heroes, come up with unique tactics for battles.
Outbreak (Dead Drop Studios, 19th Nov, £9.93 / €11.04) – Explore a nightmarish environment, scrounge for supplies, and battle the undead in Outbreak — a hardcore survival horror game. The clock never stops as you attempt to manage an extremely limited inventory with a murderous horde on the hunt. Choose between acquiring additional weapons, healing items, or necessary tools for progression. Play through the Campaign and Onslaught Modes alone or with a friend in local co-op, including the option for AI teammates. Also experience small survivor horror vignettes in the Nightmares mode. You have only one life. Make it count!
Pure Pool (Ripstone Publishing, 17th Nov, £12.49 / €13.99) – Enjoy the most realistic and immersive simulation of cue sports on Nintendo Switch, with stunning 1080p visuals and more ways than ever to play pool and snooker! Immerse yourself in the stunningly realistic and endlessly enjoyable world of Pure Pool and rack up your favourite games of pool and snooker anywhere, with absolutely no load times getting in your way. Play hundreds of pool and snooker events across a wide range of competitive modes including American 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Blackball and Killer. Then challenge yourself in fast-paced modes like Speed Pot, Checkpoint and Royal Rumble to rise up the global leaderboards and unlock new rewards! – Read our Pure Pool review
Ramp Car Jumping (£10.11 / €11.24) – Flip – spin – careen – and barrel roll! The faster you go, the further you fly and the more stuff gets demolished! GAME FEATURES: – Easy to play. . . anyone can do it! – 20+ Cars, Trucks and Busses to unlock and customise! – Over a dozen worlds to explore, such as Downtown, The Stadium, Mountain Peaks, Vertical World and even the Moon! – Draw Mode: Design your own ramps to pass the puzzle-style levels! A totally different experience in this separate game mode.
S.N.I.P.E.R. – Hunter Scope (£13.49 / €14.99) – In S. N. I. P. E. R.: Hunter Scope you will shoot, you will fight, and you will win! Play S. N. I. P. E. R., the latest sniping game where you aim, fight and destroy virtual enemies. Try different types of missions, inspired both by classic rail shooters and modern cover shooters. Fight your way out during day and night, destroy evil forces and unlock new weapons and power-ups.
Star Renegades (Raw Fury, 19th Nov, £19.99 / €24.99) – A service robot named J5T-1N has arrived in your dimension to warn of impending doom from an overwhelming force known as the Imperium. Fight for survival across a procedurally generated and emergent mission-based campaign through reactive, tactical turn-based battle system that emphasizes interrupts and counters. Standing in your way is an intelligent Adversary system with enemy officers that evolve and move up in the ranks. As your band of heroes fall in the fight against invading Imperium and hope is all but lost, J5T-1N must be sent to the next dimension with everything you’ve learned to give the next group of heroes a chance to prevail. Each dimension, and each playthrough is unique, challenging, and never the same.
Tengam (£2.29 / €2.50) – Tengam is a warehouse robot with one problem — her magnets won’t turn off. But she’s not going to let that stop her from getting the job done.
The Casino -Roulette, Video Poker, Slot Machines, Craps, Baccarat- (D3 Publisher, 19th Nov, £8.99 / €9.99) – Play Roulette, Video Poker, Slot Machines, Craps, and Baccarat all in one collection! Experience the thrill of earning coins at an affordable price! Built-in ranking system! You can compete against users around the country to see who wins the most coins in one game. The more coins you get, the bigger and more thrilling the bets you can make! Built-in achievements! Play the game and collect backgrounds and card designs. You can customize games, backgrounds, and card designs. Enjoy the casino how you like it!
Travel Mosaics 6: Christmas Around the World (JetDogs, 16th Nov, £7.19 / €7.99) – The festive season is here, and the Walkers have prepared the most adventurous celebration imaginable! Do you know where Santa’s residence is? What is the most common Czech Christmas treat? Where can you find the largest floating Christmas tree? Learn these fun facts and more in Travel Mosaics 6: Christmas Around the World!
WARTILE (£14.39 / €15.99) – Experience a living, breathing tabletop video game that invites the player into a miniature universe full of small adventures set in beautifully handcrafted diorama battle boards inspired by Norse mythology to honour the Vikings! Wartile is a cool-down based game that keeps the action flowing, with ample opportunities to plan your moves. Although it contains the strategic elements from turn-based games, a mixture of slow down features and cool-down based gameplay maintains the tension of battle while allowing for breathing room to make tactical decisions.
Switch eShop – Demos
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
Regina & Mac
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!