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
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros, 5th April, £59.99) – Play through all nine Star Wars saga films in a brand-new LEGO video game unlike any other. Experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humour, and the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. Want to play as a Jedi? A Sith? Rebel, bounty hunter, or droid? LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga features hundreds of playable characters from throughout the galaxy. Whether on land or in space, a variety of vehicles are yours to command. Jump to lightspeed in the Millennium Falcon, fly the T-47 Airspeeder and battle TIE fighters in Resistance X-wings… it’s the ULTIMATE LEGO Star Wars experience. Read our review of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake (Forever Entertainment, April 7th, £22,49) – THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake is a remade version of the game introduced in 1997 in arcade platform. A classic arcade rail-shooter receives a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards.
Switch eShop – New Releases
3D Box Sokoban (Pix Arts, 8th April, £3.99) – 3D Box Sokoban is a logic game that will exercise your brain, helping developing its capabilities. The goal of the puzzle is to push all of the boxes onto the goals. Only one box can be pushed at a time. The puzzle is solved when all boxes are on the goals. Get brainstorming!
Astrodogs (Digital Tribe Games, 8th April, £11.70) – Everything seemed to be in its place across the Galaxy until one day WOOFER, a giant corporation providing all sorts of services, went rogue and began attacking planets all over the System. Enter ASTRODOGS, a crew of freelance bounty hunters and possibly our only hope to defeat WOOFER. Play as Kombo, the Shiba Ace Pilot and join the crew in this adventure through the stars to save all of puppydom. Find out the mysterious reasons behind Woofer’s treason as you discover the secrets they definitely don’t want you to know! Battle WOOFER’s army through 10 beautiful levels made with replayability in mind. Featuring a wide arsenal of weapons like remote controlled bombs, homing missiles, hyperbeam and parry-shield. It also has “Slow-Mo” mechanics that are sure to make every moment of the game a lot of fun. Unlock special ships and skins with your high scores!
Axolotl (GAME NACIONAL, 9th April, £6.99) – Explore over 50 different areas while trying to manage your stamina, passing through many types of traps! Cool off the little elephant in the water.
Boreal Tenebrae (RedDeerGames, 8th April, £5.99) – SOLVE THE MYSTERY You play as multiple characters, each with their own story, and travel to actual locations in town and dark versions of them. In this nightmare, you have to solve the murder, search for your missing sister Sarah, and complete the mysterious ritual to save the dying town. Will you be able to unravel all the dark secrets of Boreal Tenebrae? Boreal Tenebrae was nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Narrative at the Canadian Game Awards 2021.SEARCH FOR SARAH Explore a diseased town where everything is unusual. Strange boxes that emit hypnotic static appeared in town. Some citizens, including Sarah, have been absorbed by this mysterious object and never come back.
Calm Colors (naptime.games, 8th April, £3.39) – Ease your stress: place colorful shapes and enjoy beautiful images. Take your time, breathe and relax.
Cars Puzzles Game – Funny Car & Trucks Preschool Jigsaw Education Learning Puzzle Games for Babies, Kids & Toddlers (Mcpeppergames, 7th April, £13.49) – This jigsaw puzzle game for kids and toddlers is perfect for all car fans, but of course also for all puzzle friends. IMPORTANT: This game does not require any language skills and is therefore suitable for all languages! The game contains 13 high-quality puzzle motifs that can be solved at different levels of difficulty. The maximum number of parts is 80 parts and children are really challenged! But even newcomers to puzzles can get off to a good start with a 12-piece puzzle.Every solving of a puzzle is rewarded with 3D animations, lots of effects and a balloon-popping mini-game! The fun car game trains logical thinking and hand-eye coordination while playing as the game is hand-controlled via the touch screen. For very clever puzzle children, the rotation of the puzzle pieces can also be switched on. With McPeppergames games your child gets optimal entertainment and at the same time our games are the perfect preparation for preschool and training for learning logical thinking. All of our jigsaw puzzle designs are unique and designed by renowned illustrators. Perfect car fun for the little ones!
Chinatown Detective Agency (Humble Games, April 7th, £19.99) – Midnight in Singapore. Your contact’s a no show, your client wants answers and your empty bank balance hangs over you like a neon-tinted Sword of Damocles. Welcome to 2037. Welcome to Chinatown Detective Agency. The world is in a state of flux as the global economy nears the nadir of its decade-long collapse. Singapore stands as a last refuge of order but even here the government struggles on the brink of chaos. That’s where you come in. You are Amira Darma, once a rising star at INTERPOL, now a freshly minted Private Investigator in the heart of Chinatown, and your first client is about to walk through your door…
CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION (Square-Enix, April 7th, £15.99) – “CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION” is a remaster of “CHRONO CROSS”. The 3D models have been upgraded to HD, new illustrations have added, and all kinds of new features are now included. Additionally, the game that formed the bedrock of the story, “RADICAL DREAMERS – Le Trésor Interdit -“, is included in this edition! CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, unfolding across two interlinked parallel worlds. With over 40 party members to meet, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama about the planet itself. Read our review of CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION
Dashing Dodgems (Yellowcake Games, 4th April, £10.79) – Harness the classic fun of riding bumper cars in this unique party game! Let nothing stand in your way as you compete against your friends in a selection of completely destructible environments. Choose one of two game modes and adapt them to your liking to keep the game fresh for game after game after game!
Double Shot Gals (Gamuzumi, 4th April, £4.99) – Step right up! After a hard and busy week, tonight was supposed to be a fun night in the fairgrounds of Paradise Park. However, things don’t always go according to plan, so here begins this bizarre and sexy story! Complete with small narrative scenes, Double Shot Gals focuses on ecchi themed carnival adventure with arcade gameplay to create hilarious and sexy experiences.
Floating Farmer (Silesia Games, 7th April, £2.69) – A country life, raising animals on a ranch. You’ve been living in this tiny fantasy countryside, a very relaxing environment, but suddenly something unusual happened. You wake up one day and all the animal farms are now floating like little islands in the sky! The paths were shuffled and the baby animals were spread. To fix this, slide the blocks to rebuild the broken paths. So you help moms unite the families again and bring the farms back to land. As you progress solving the logic puzzles, have the great feeling of uniting families and see your land farm expand. There is no time limit or resources to manage, so you can calmly just focus on solving the puzzles while listening to a soothing soundtrack and animal sounds.
Happy’s Humble Burger Farm (tinyBuild Games, 7th April, £17.99) – Congratulations, you’ve just been hired to work the night shift! You’ll be all by yourself, but we trust you can handle it… You’ll be grilling patties, operating deep fryers, and pouring drinks at our quiet restaurant on the edge of town. The customers sure do love the menu; they can’t get enough of the Happy’s Deluxe, Fantastic Fowl, and Poppin’ Pork sandwiches. The fries and salmon nugs are also a big hit. I hear rumors of Happy-Dogs and desserts in the near future, too! When each customer makes an order, it’s up to you to make a plan and execute it well. If you give customers the wrong order, or take too long, it’ll count as an infraction. If you get three of those infractions, well… let’s just say Happy the Humble Heifer isn’t as joyful when the customers are upset. DO NOT UPSET HAPPY. TRUST US.
Kombinera (Atari, 7th April, £11.39) – Control multiple colored balls simultaneously in this brain-bending puzzle platformer. It’s up to you to combine every ball and complete each perilous level. Can you solve them all? Can you save King Kombine from the Kave of Kaos?
Mech Mechanic Simulator (Console Labs, 8th April, £17.99) – Mechs are our future! What happens when cars are no longer around? Gigantic robots take over! Powerful, destructive and strong… They are used in sports, at war… and for you, they are moneymakers. Become Mech Mechanic and open your own workshop to dismantle, fix and rebuild gigantic robots. Every mech has its own special purpose and as a Mech Mechanic not only will you be able to diagnose, repair or change the parts but also paint, update and accommodate mechs for their new function. Even if you’re the best Mech Mechanic in the world, you’ll find the parts that are unfixable. Do what you can with what you’ve got, but if you find some junk among your parts… dismount it and order new ones. If you don’t like wasting things, don’t worry! Mech Mechanic Simulator lets you remanufacture and renew the parts. It’s your choice: sell, recast or restore your parts! Gain some respect among other corporations and get access to more advanced machinery. But be careful, it’s not that easy. You’ll have a lot of expenses. Raw materials and equipment are not cheap, the quality of your parts can drop rapidly, and some of the customers have really high demands. If you don’t want to be put out of business, you’ll have to make your workshop look good as well. Can you maintain a good reputation? Become an expert in your field and compete with the most powerful corporations of the future. Who’s going to produce the most modern, technologically advanced mech? Make sure it’s you!
Micro Stunt Machina (Pix Arts, 9th April, £4.99) – Micro Stunt Machina is a casual game perfect mix of puzzle and arcade. On 80 Levels, get your micro-cars to the finish line going through obstacles over micro-tracks. Use the correct actions to get your vehicules throughout the different housing sceneries. With a very high depth of play, you’ll enjoy long hours of fun guaranteed.
MLB The Show 22 (MLBAM, 5th April, £49.99) – Create and use multiple Ballplayers, beyond your Road to the Show personalized Baseball RPG experience, and customize your Ballplayers how you want to aid in your progression. Diamond Dynasty is back and better than ever! Play, collect, and build on your fantasy card collection and bring to life on the diamond.* Try the new Mini Seasons mode, where each season brings new challenges as you face off against a new set of competition! Read our review of MLB The Show 22
Mokoko X (NAISU, 7th April, £8.99) – Mokoko X was inspired from the arcade games from 1980s and 1990s, a popular gaming style back in the time. Mokoko X looks to resurrect the soul of the arcade genre while adding a modern touch. There are 32 levels in Mokoko X; each level has its own unique boss and minions. The main goal is assisting the girls that need help from the weird bosses. This is sometimes passing a mobile game level, sometimes helping out with the insects in the kitchen.
Outbreak: Contagious Memories (Dead Top Studios, 6th April, £26.99) – Experience Lydia’s desperate escape from a city overrun with the undead. Meet fellow survivors, scrounge for supplies, fight off undead monstrosities in brutally gory combat, and manage extremely limited resources in this soft reboot of the Outbreak series. Attempt to survive the nightmare with your choice of retro fixed camera, over-the-shoulder, and first-person shooter views, which you can change at any time during gameplay. Mo-cap animations, cheesy voiceovers and enhanced visuals await as you solve puzzles and fight for your life. Play the entire game in optional split-screen co-op or face the darkness alone. The entire experience is designed to play and feel like a late ’90s survival horror nightmare including rigid controls, crushing difficulty and much more. Can you survive the outbreak, or will you become yet another victim of the undead hordes?
Princess Farmer (Whitethorn Digital, 5th April, £11.99) – Princess Farmer is a match3 puzzle and visual novel game with easy to learn action mechanics and different difficulty levels that let you breeze through the game or challenge you to earn more rewards. The story is played in episodes, much like magical-girl anime, with each lasting between 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your chosen difficulty level, your skills, and whether you decide to skip dialogue interactions. Different level goals keep you on your toes and bring a fresh approach to the match3 genre. Dialogue options let you choose how Princess Farmer interacts with her friends, affecting your relationships with them. Make them your BFF and they may reward you with gifts! Princess Farmer was just an ordinary farmer when one day she woke up under the Gaia Tree. Now through the magic of Mother Gaia, she can hoist up whole rows of veggies with ease to make matches and smash obstacles by herself, in co-op, or even with an AI companion! Something mysterious is happening in the woods and it’s your job to puzzle your way to uncover it! You’ll learn about the world around you as you talk and build relationships with the loveable characters including: Mother Gaia, Garlic, Shoppe Keeper Rowan, and even Bot Bunny!
Radioactive Dwarfs: Evil from the Sewers (ChiliDog Interactive, 7th April, £4.49) – Old-timers just keep saying that they don’t do old-school action games anymore like they used to. Well, that’s not totally true — Radioactive Dwarfs is an epic example of the fact that these games are still alive and kicking! Right from the box you’ll get top-down retro-action with a thrilling story of mutated dwarfs that kidnap, kill and eat people. Our heroine has decided to stop the dwarf threat on her own. She’ll venture deep down and below to find every dwarf and shoot it with her trusty gun. Grenades will come in handy as well. We can assure you that this game is a blast for every person who likes retro games, and always in a mood for some jokes with B-movie flavour.
Red White Yellow Zinger (Takahiro Miyazawa, 7th April, £9.89) – A puzzle game in which blocks are erased in the order of red, white, and yellow! Collaboration with popular music creator Room97! This is a falling puzzle in which six blocks of three different colors are lined up and erased. The blocks can only be erased in order. Blocks of indelible colors can be aligned first to form a chain. BGM is played while the block disappears and until the next block disappears. In the meantime, you can keep the BGM playing by aligning the next block and continuing to erase it. Advanced users can even play a full song. All songs are in collaboration with popular music creator Room97! The wide range of sounds, from K-POP to nostalgic melodies, employing a variety of singers, enhances the pleasantness of the combo.
Rocket Cows (Entity3, 9th April, 0.99p) – Strap rockets to cows and take out those abducting little aliens in this destructive physics game! Aim and lauch to smash down the aliens structures or go for a direct hit. Rotate freely around the island to search for hidden aliens and TNT barrels. 80 Great levels and hours of fun!
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (Frogwares, 7th April, £25.99) – Is it just smoke and mirrors from cunning crooks or is something darker at play here? Each case will require you to strike the right balance between logic, gut instinct, morality, and superstitious beliefs. Track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human soul, be it from this world or possibly another.
Slipstream (Blitworks, 7th April, £7.99) – Slipstream is a racing game inspired by the visuals, music, games and cars from the late 80s and early 90s. It’s built on a custom game engine, with an authentic retro feel and unique graphics that allows the player to -literally- go back in time. The soundtrack, drawing from synth pop and jazz fusion influences, sets the tone for a race across a variety of exotic locations from all around the world, including cities, deserts, forests, mountains and beaches. Drifting, rewind and slipstreaming mechanics add depth to the driving gameplay, and the result is a challenging and exciting experience. Read our review of Slipstream
Spingram (Pixehn, 7th April, £4.99) – Spingram is an exciting puzzle game that will blow your brain, with hundreds of levels and an extraordinary design. Our minds love challenges, and Spingram goes the extra mile to challenge players’ gray matter. The goal of the game is to reconstruct the pattern presented in the preview by rotating the blocks in any direction. To align the trace perfectly you will need to examine the position and orientation of the original. If you are in trouble, you can always start over or undo the last move.
Traditional Braves (Daidai, 7th April, £17.99) – This is turn-based Simulation RPG. Rules are simple and reasonable, but never easy. We made the new Thinking Program “SESS-AI”, so enemies are very strong. Probably, stronger than other SRPG you know. Enemies do many many actions. Normal Attack, Magic Attack, Healing, Pull, Pushing, Exchange, Lifting, Disturb, Increase and Decrease parameters, Create and Remove Jamming Area, Blocking, Guarding, Inviting, and… Run Away! You will be surprised at them. Of course, you can also do these actions. Beat the Thinking Program “SESS-AI” in the simulation battle!
Urban Cards (Hues Games, 7th April, £13.49) – Urban Cards is a new fresh take on the deck-building genre, where your goal is to make money faster than your opponent while keeping an eye on your debt and your enemies in check. In this roguelike tabletop deckbuilder, you’ll fight against sharkmen, developers, lenders, casino gangsters… and finally, compete against the oppressing power of the Government. This is a satire-themed game with 3 factions and playstyles to choose from. Oper: The realm of the millionaire CEO, the workaholic suit, and the dangerous smile of a lending shark. Bedazzled by generous bonuses, but be careful of its ferocious appetite for debt. Akibara: The technology valley controlled by gamers, hackers, and neon lights. This is where bitcoin fortunes are made with other people’s data, this is where big brother comes to watch. Gastown: The poor and forgotten inhabitants are adept at sabotaging their opponent, stealing from their business while ruling the streets. This do-or-die faction doesn’t shy away from a healthy dose of physical violence to achieve its aims.
Worm Run (Worm Run, 6th April, £2.99) – Worm Run is an exciting endless arcade game in which you move the worm right or left, trying to avoid obstacles standing in your way, break the blocks to achieve the goal, collect the worm body items to increase its length, collect coins to unlocks new worms and complete the levels. 20 different characters to unlock and infinite levels guarantee you long hours of fun!
Z-Warp (eastasiasoft, 6th April, £6.29) – In the Year 21XX, a starship capable of space-time warping was constructed and launched, only to be lost to the unknown depths of space on its maiden voyage. When a distress signal is received, it falls to you, the most accomplished pilot in Z-Division, to find the experimental ship and retrieve its black box for investigation. This mission will take you into a hellish realm where you’ll have to survive waves of fiendish foes if you hope to return alive and victorious! Z-Warp is an intense vertical shoot’em up presented in retro pixel art style, featuring frenetic arcade-inspired action where blasters, bombs and KILLER specials are your only allies. Shoot down demonic enemies as they try to overwhelm your ship with bullet hell salvos and turn the tide of battle by charging your KILLER weapon capable of instantly wiping out anything in a tight radius around your ship! Face massive boss abominations and aim for high scores in Story or Endless modes.
Switch eShop – Demos
DLC / Add-on Content
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
WorldNeverland – Elena Kingdom
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!