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
Chronos: Before the Ashes (THQ Nordic, 1st Dec, £26.64 / €29.99) – Chronos: Before the Ashes is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles a hero’s lifelong quest to save their homeland from a great evil. Grow wiser, stronger and more powerful as you explore the depths of the mysterious labyrinth. But beware, the labyrinth takes a heavy toll – each time your hero dies, they lose a year of their life!
Commandos 2 – HD Remaster (KalypsoMediaGroup, 4th Dec, £24.29 / €26.99) – Relive the real-time tactics masterpiece that defined the genre like no other for the first time on Nintendo Switch: Originally developed by the legendary Pyro Studios, Commandos 2 – HD Remaster is a true homage to one of gaming’s most celebrated masterpieces. Experience Commandos 2 Men of Courage like never before in high definition with reworked controls, UI and tutorial.
Empire of Sin (Paradox Interactive, 1st Dec, £35.99 / €39.99) – Empire of Sin, the strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven, noir-inspired game puts players smack dab in the glitz and glamor of the roaring 20s, all while working behind the scenes in the gritty underbelly of organized crime.
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Nintendo, 4th Dec, £39.99 / €49.99) – Grab your Joy-Con controllers and bob, weave and jab to the rhythm in Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise, featuring a flurry of songs, workouts and modes to enjoy solo or with a training partner! Played the original? Continue with your fitness goals in Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise by importing your stats from Fitness Boxing! – Read our Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise review
IMMORTALS FENYX RISING (Ubisoft, 3rd Dec, £49.99 / €59.99) – YOU ARE THE GODS’ LAST HOPE. Play as Fenyx on a quest to save the Greek gods from a dark curse. Take on mythological beasts, master the legendary powers of the gods, and defeat Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology, in an epic fight for the ages. CONFRONT MYTHOLOGICAL ENEMIES Face off against legendary beasts like Cyclops, Medusa, or Minotaur, and confront them in fast-paced aerial and melee combat, combining your god-given abilities and weapons. WIELD THE POWER OF GODS The gods of Olympus have blessed you with gifts. Use them to fight mythical monsters, solve ancient puzzles, and explore the vast open world. – Read our IMMORTALS FENYX RISING review
Pretty Princess Party (Aksys Games, 11th Feb, £35.99 / €39.99) – Become a princess of a magical castle! Pretty Princess Party on Nintendo Switch transports you to a magical land to explore a long-abandoned enchanted castle. Learn to be a princess and decorate the castle any way you wish. Begin by creating a princess character with endless choices of dresses, shoes, accessories, and hairstyles. Then train to be a princess by playing six different fun mini-games, including cake decorating, horse racing, and dancing. Restore the castle to its former glory and win the prize!
Renzo Racer (Joindots, 3rd Dec, £17.99 / €19.99) – Are you ready for some throttle mashing, missile blasting, kart smashing fun? Renzo Racer is a fast-paced cartoon style racing game challenging your maneuverability and driving skills to cross the finish line first! Choose your driver from a selection of 16 comical personalities and race down 20 exciting tracks full of twists and turns, hazardous obstacles and unexpected surprises. Plow through destructible objects, jump off ramps and watch out for scattered rocks, fallen trees, black ice and oil slicks!
Switch eShop – New Releases
Absolute Drift (Funselektor, 3rd Dec, £7.19 / €8.79) – This is a driving experience like no other. Journey from apprentice to master drifter as you hone your skill in a gorgeous minimalist world crafted by the developers of art of rally. Push yourself to the limit on drifting tracks and wild mountain roads while you work to unlock trophies and elite events. Compete against ghosts of the top players in the world, or refine your skills by out-scoring your own ghost. Chill out to over 3 hours of original electronic music by C41 and NYTE as you challenge your driving skills at every turn until you finally master the art of drifting. – Read our Absolute Drift review
Baila Latino (My World, 3rd Dec, £7.19 / €7.99) – Latin American music is suitable for all ages, and makes children and adults dance, creating an atmosphere of great amusement in front of the TV. There are 20 hit songs (5 tracks with free DLC) to choose from, and the game’s choreography has been created by professional dancers, Carlo Romano and Vera Sokolova from the “Carolyn Smith Dance Academy”. You can play alone or with friends, up to four players at the same time. The lyrics of the song will appear on the screen so while you are dancing, others can sing! Baila Latino will bring lots of family fun!
Biz Builder Delux (Kairosoft, 3rd Dec, £11.69 / €13) – Ah, there’s nothing like the rhythmic bustle of a burgeoning business burg. . . especially when you’re the one building it! That’s right, from a video game store to the corner fast food joint, run what YOU want as the town’s entrepreneur extraordinaire! Once your coffers are comfortably padded, you’ll be ready to set sights on other ripe markets. Don’t be shy and branch out, erecting a diverse variety of establishments to inspire both pep in the town plaza and plenitude in your pockets! Remember, you’ll need to strategize if you want shoppers to show. Innovate to stock stores with quality products while devising battle plans to rout pesky rivals. Only then will your spot as the town’s top transactor be secure! It’s not easy to rake in those bucks with the free market in flux. . . but if you conquer that crux–you’ll be Biz Builder Delux!
Cybxus Hearts (TERNOX, 3rd Dec, £3.81 / €4.24) – You can swap between characters depending on situation. But protect your central core with the all cost! Features: Classic danmaku-like bullet hell4 stages packed with enemies and bullets. Control 3 characters with different powers and weaknesses. Epic boss battles with different bullet patterns. Multiple modes of difficulty that caters to players of all skill ranges
Death Tales (Arcade Distillery, 3rd Dec, £3.99 / €4.49) – Embark on an adventure as a new Reaper who has gone rogue! Collect equipment and spells, learn powerful attacks against hordes of enemies, complete quests for a cast of quirky characters, and make difficult choices in this grim yet richly illustrated 2D world. Play alone or with a friend in local co-op and serve Death together!
fault – milestone two side: above (Phoenixx, 3rd Dec, £13.49 / €14.99) – “fault” is a cinematic adventure series developed by ALICE IN DISSONANCE. It is a human drama with a cinematic tempo and direction, in which the main characters meet people. The realistic portrayal of characters in a sci-fi fantasy world, the cinematic camera work, and the easy-to-understand yet profound worldview have been highly acclaimed, and the series has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide.
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light (£5.39 / €5.99) – Meet Marth and recruit some of the most beloved Fire Emblem characters in their 8-bit glory in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light for Nintendo Switch! Play through all 25 chapters of this classic Famicom tactical role-playing game that started the Fire Emblem legacy, localised and released for the first time in Europe.
Futoshiki Math (£2.69 / €2.99) – > 90 puzzles both for beginners and pro’s > Beautiful background art > Light and dark color themes Futoshiki Math is played on a square grid. The objective is to place the numbers such that each row and column contains only one of each digit. Some digits may be given at the start. Inequality constraints are initially specified between some of the squares, such that one must be higher or lower than its neighbor. These constraints must be honored in order to complete the puzzle.
GUNPIG: Firepower For Hire (Flynns Arcade, 3rd Dec, £4.49 / €4.99) – Join alien pest control specialist (and possibly shortest mercenary in the galaxy) Bax Torpini, as he fights to rid Stalwart Academy, a school space station, of a rogue horde of out-of-control robot space monsters! Top-down twin-stick shooter game!
Hed the Pig (Ultimate Games, 30th Nov, £3.59 / €3.99) – Pigs don’t fly? Well, actually they do! Hed is an adorable pig that requires a lot of your sympathy. Help Hed in reaching the destination by avoiding all obstacles and skilfully maneuvering his body. This game is a tribute to all the pigs that were consumed since the beginning of mankind.
John Wick Hex (£15.99 / €19.99) – John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Featuring a unique blend of strategic time-based action, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story mode to unlock new weapons, suit options and locations.
Liberated: Enhanced Edition (Walkabout Games, 3rd Dec, £14.39 / €15.99) -Dive into a playable, hand-drawn comic book. Unravel a dramatic story paying homage to iconic dystopian novels and movies. Jump, sneak, solve puzzles and shoot. Every “BLAM! ” you take, and every “AARGH! ” you make, fuel the fires of a cyberpunk revolution. Just watch out not to papercut your fingers! Liberated: Enhanced Edition includes: The acclaimed full game with enhancements in gameplay and content,Full English voice-overs with immersive voice acting,2 epilogue chapters “For the Homeland” & “Glory to the Heroes”. – Read our Liberated review (the non-Enhanced version).
Nine Witches: Family Disruption (£15.99 / €17.99) – October 1944, something strange is happening in Sundäe, a rustic Norwegian town where a mysterious dark moon hangs over the sky, generating uncertainty among its inhabitants. As World War II continues, the Okkulte-55, a secret division of the Third Reich, arrives in Sundäe to unleash an ancient curse, in a desperate act to twist the course of the war. An original story with absurd dark humor, riddled with eccentric characters, diabolical inventions, puzzles, occultism, talking dead, witches, worms, a mysterious party, and an ancient curse that threatens the human race.
Oniria Crimes (Badland Publishing, 3rd Dec, £17.99 / €19.99) – Join the Rounders to solve the mysteries that happen in the Land of Dreams Oniria Crimes is an adventure game that takes place in Oniria, the Land of Dreams. Help Detective Santos and Inspector Torres to investigate crime scenes as part of the Rounders, a secret society that pursues crime in dreams. Oniria Crimes is a combination of visual-novel-like story with point&click mechanics similar to graphic adventures, where the objects will help you to figure out what happened in the crime scene. Oniria Crimes features a 6-chapter story with a mystery plot, oniric objects with their testimony, puzzles that hide key clues, dark voxel theme and appealing progressive music.
Outbreak: The New Nightmare (Dead Drop Studios, 3rd Dec, £9.93 / €11.04) – Enter an unforgiving co-op survival horror experience as you fight for your life against oppressive odds. The horrors of Arzt Memorial Hospital were just the beginning of the outbreak. As the infection spread across the city, local law enforcement fell quickly. You now find yourself trapped in a hellscape with only a few remaining survivors. Scavenge the environment for supplies, face off against the undead and do anything it takes to survive. Play the entire game either alone or in local splitscreen co-op. You only have one life. Make it count!
Paw Paw Paw (£9.99 / €9.99) – Paw Paw Paw was a peaceful and prosperous kingdom until one fateful day, when the King had decided to enforce everyone to wear pants. You play as part of the resistance group ANTIPANTS, in their effort to bring down the King. Hack and slash your way to victory, and beat all your enemies into pulps!
PHOGS! (Coatsink Software, 3rd Dec, £22.49 / €24.99) – In PHOGS! you play as a duo of dogs on a captivating, puzzle-filled adventure. Linked by a stretchy belly, you’ll need to bark, bite and bounce your way through obstacles set across the themed worlds of Food, Sleep and Play, in co-op or single-player. Forage through Food World, teeming with tasty treats. From hot buttered toast to chopped celery. . . even a river of chocolate! Stroll through Sleep World, complete with teddy bears, cushions and quilts, all nestled in the glow of the soothing night-light. Pounce through the crazy toybox of Play World, exploring a beach amusement park, a retro arcade, and everything in between. Woof! Supporting single-player and shared-controller gameplay, plus local and online co-op, Red and Blue are always ready to play!
Quiplash 2 InterLASHional: The Say Anything Party Game! (Jackbox Games, 3rd Dec, £7.5 / €8.5) – The “say anything” party game is going international! All the hilarious content from Quiplash 2, now in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish! Plus… 100 EXTRA French prompts! 100 EXTRA Italian prompts! 100 EXTRA German prompts! 100 EXTRA Spanish prompts! The same BORING OLD English prompts! All in one QUINTILINGUAL Quiplash! Pick up Quiplash 2 InterLASHional today and take your next party global, because absurdity is the universal language. *NOTE: English content in this game is identical to that of Quiplash 2, found in The Jackbox Party Pack 3. This game is local multiplayer only.
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Spike Chunsoft US, 2nd Dec, £17.99 / €19.99) – Legend has it that Reeva, god of Destiny, holds sway over the past, present, and future. Said to dwell in the mysterious Tower of Fortune, Reeva decides the fates of all mankind with a trio of magic dice… Lead Shiren The Wanderer and his sidekick Koppa in their quest to conquer the Tower of Fortune! ENDLESS ADVENTURE Adventure with Shiren through a world filled with cunning monsters, deadly traps and countless treasure. No two adventures are the same as you explore mystery dungeons that change each time you enter. Learn strategies and skills to overcome what comes your way–you never know what’s next!
Steampunk Tower 2 (£8.99 / €9.99) – Steampunk Tower 2 is a unique tower defense game set in the alternative Steampunk universe. There is a dragged-out world war with the enemy never seen before. Lord Bingham is coming back to the world arena and he needs a skilled commander. There is a secret base hidden in the mountains of Spain, with ginormous aircraft Carrier transporting the Battle Tower under your authority and also a team of specialists who execute special assignments.
Super Space Serpent Secondary Edition (£8.99 / €9.99) – Super Space Serpent Secondary Edition Is a Twin Stick shooter in the style that fits your favorite era. Let the retro neon effects and futuristic soundtrack put you in a zone like only the arcade games of the 80’s could . Try to beat the handcrafted levels with ever changing enemies from distant worlds while using an arsenal of weapons and upgrades.
Wildfire (Humble Games, 3rd Dec, £12.14 / €13.49) – Use your elemental powers to start fires, freeze water, and move earth as you outsmart superstitious enemies in this mischievous 2D stealth game. Take back your home and rescue captive villagers along the way; manipulating the environment to help you and harm your foes. In a world where magic has all but died out, you’ve been branded a witch by villainous forces who fear your elemental power.
Switch eShop – Demos
DLC / Add-On Content
Nintendo Switch games with new DLC this week:
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!