South of the Circle! Frogun! Hot Lap League!
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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 eShop – New Releases
90” Soccer (Software Scribes, 5th Aug, £4.99 / €4.99) – Choose your team and face your opponents on quick and wild matches to claim victory. – Play against other players on local, or online play. – Arcade tournament for a quick play. – League mode for longer play sessions. – Use voice chat with friends, or text messages with everybody. – Change formation before start a match. – Chosse your challengue with five difficulty levels.
After Wave: Downfall (7 Raven Studios, 4th Aug, £13.49 / €14.99) – After Wave: Downfall is an arcade shooter where the player battles against monsters, completes various missions with a cool battleship. Deathrix invaded the world and released a mysterious meteorite causing a great flood. Players can upgrade their ships for better performance to fight the most brutal enemies. A Local Co-op mode allows the player to team up and adventure with others. –3D cartoon style graphics with stunning effects. –Join your friends on an adventure in a local Co-op mode. –Multiple difficulty levels. –10 stages to overcome with many brutal bosses. –Upgrade your battleship systems to develop different playing skills. –Six battleships to choose from with different abilities. –Extra mode allows playing in multiple ways. –Many achievements within the game to unlock.
Before We Leave (Team17, 2nd Aug, £12.79 / €14.39) – Grow, gather and manage resources to help your settlements thrive, and share goods between the hexagonal lands and planets around you. Relax and expand the fabric of your growing societies and create a solar system of happy planets at your own pace. Not everything will go your way, though – use your wits and research solutions to overcome the challenges that your ancestors once faced. – Build settlements for the newly emerged Peeps – Discover and research the ancient technologies around you – Manage resources, pollution and happiness to avoid the mistakes of your ancestors – Trade between your settlements by sea and by space – Explore six unique biomes on islands of all shapes and sizes – Protect the Peeps from ancient beings that guard the galaxy Your Peeps have spent generations underground. They’ve missed the caress of sun on skin, the squelch of soil between toes, the tickle of flies on noses.
Celestian Tales (Digital Tribe Games, 1st Aug, £13.49 / €14.99) – Celestian Tales is a beautifully hand-painted JRPG set in a world of questionable morals where opposing views clash, with no clear right or wrong. Follow the journey of six Companions, knights sworn to serve and protect the heir of a noble house, as they rise and fall in their struggle to survive a world where one’s true enemies are often their closest allies. Celestian Tales is full of lush hand-painted environments, emotive portraits, memorable characters and a sprawling engaging moralistic storyline that is told through the eyes of six protagonists. The game features a turn-based combat system with plenty of character and party customization options, allowing you to play the game at your own pace and in your own style.
Fightro (Weakfish Studio, 1st Aug, £5.43 / €5.99) – Fightro is 2D Arcade Fighting Game, If you are an oldschool fighting game lover, this game is for you! Our character is a blonde professional fighter, his opponent is not weak, but he has to turn his opponent down! Can you beat the AI with its awesome fighting mechanics? Defeat your enemy by making combos. Making the right move at the right time is very important, Sometimes defense is the best solution! Features; Difficulty Adjustable AI, 3 Maps, Ultimate Power Skill, Combos, Dash Ability
Frogun (Top Hat Studios, 2nd Aug, £10.79 / €11.99) – Join Renata as she adventures across a world of mystical ruins with the titular FROGUN! Frogun is an old-school platformer with the soul of the retro era, in which your frog-shaped grappling hook is a your best friend! Renata’s parents are world-renown explorers, archeologists and inventors that travel all over the world uncovering the secrets of the past, bringing her with them in their expeditions. However, in their latest adventure, they decide to leave her at the base camp – the Beelzebub ruins are said to be too dangerous! For three whole days she waits, her pride hurt and bored out of her mind, until she realized: if they haven’t returned yet, something must have happened to them! In a hurry she grabs her parents’ last invention, the Frogun, and heads to the ruins to rescue them, and prove that she’s as capable as them! – Read our Frogun review
Frogun Deluxe Edition (Top Hat Studios, 2nd Aug, £17.99 / €19.99) – Join Renata as she adventures across a world of mystical ruins with the titular FROGUN! Frogun is an old-school platformer with the soul of the retro era, in which your frog-shaped grappling hook is a your best friend! Renata’s parents are world-renown explorers, archeologists and inventors that travel all over the world uncovering the secrets of the past, bringing her with them in their expeditions. However, in their latest adventure, they decide to leave her at the base camp – the Beelzebub ruins are said to be too dangerous! For three whole days she waits, her pride hurt and bored out of her mind, until she realized: if they haven’t returned yet, something must have happened to them! In a hurry she grabs her parents’ last invention, the Frogun, and heads to the ruins to rescue them, and prove that she’s as capable as them! – Read our Frogun Deluxe Edition review
Gale of Windoria (KEMCO, 4th Aug, £12.14 / €13.49) – The Tetra Quartzes, the source of all life, have become sullied, and there is a growing sense of foreboding across the world. Shan, a young boy from the citizens of the winds sets off on an adventure to purify the sullied Tetra Quartzes and save his childhood friend. With allies from different roots, slash away the dark clouds of death, and reach out to the future in a fantastic adventure. Soar on the breezes around the world in your flying Beakle, upgradable with parts to spread your accessible areas. Make use of the elementals not only in turn-based battles, but in dungeon gimmicks as well by combining character abilities. Find also the Quartzes to strengthen your party, acquire skills and techniques. Not to forget the entire world drawn with nostalgic pixel artworks!
Hindsight (Annapurna Interactive, 4th Aug, £11.99 / €13.99) – What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions we hold close, were actual windows to the past? Peer into distant memories and unseen futures in Hindsight. From the creator of Prune, Hindsight is a narrative exploration game spanning the entirety of a woman’s life, from birth to present day, as she tries to make sense of it all. Revisit her childhood home, sort through personal belongings, and step through windows to memories frozen in time. Hindsight asks you to slow down and pay attention to the little things left behind. Piece these things together and shift your viewpoint until you find just the right perspective to pull you deeper into the past. Long forgotten memories and dreams cascade into one another. Linger as long as you wish, but sooner or later you must come back to the present. What will you take with you? And what will you leave behind? – Read our Hindsight review
Hot Lap League: Deluxe Edition (Ultimate Studio, 1st Aug, £17.99 / €19.99) – Take complete control of your vehicle, perfect your driving, and prove your place in the Hot Lap League. Drift and race your car around 150+ mind blowing tracks, each requiring unique techniques and strategies. Improving your time by racing your best is the only way to the top. It’s you, the track and the clock – no driving assist, no nonsense. ARCADE STYLE EXCITEMENT Experience and master a range of extraordinary tracks! Launch your car over huge jumps, skillfully manoeuvre through enormous loops, and defy gravity on magnetic asphalt at maximum speeds. VEHICLE CUSTOMISATION Personalise the look of your cars with over 100 different customisation options! The Nintendo Switch™ Deluxe Edition comes with 4 premium bonus cars unlocked and ready to race. WHERE DO YOU RANK IN THE LEAGUE? Unlock harder tracks as your skill drives you up the leaderboard. Compete against the community to prove where you rank in the Hot Lap League!
Japanese Escape Games The Retro House (Regista, 4th Aug, £3.74 / €4.49) – The 6th “Japanese Escape Games” series! Game system This game is an escape-the-room game (mystery-adventure game). *Point the screen with a cursor to solve riddles, and this game goes on. Story One day as a usual day, I went in a wood to get strawberries as always. For a while later, I found myself in the deep wood. The sun already started sinking and it’s getting dark in the woods. I was supposed to be on the way back, but I was not. I lost the way back. Eventually, the sun completely sunk and it started to rain in the dark. Then, a light come out of a window in the dark caught my eyes. The light brought me a house. I knocked the door to ask for a night’s lodging, but there’s no answer from inside. Though, I couldn’t stand outside, it was freezing cold, So I decided to break in the house with worries. The atmosphere of the house is retro and nostalgic. A fire was already made in a fireplace. The warmth heated up my cold hands.
Kells (Paul Drummond, 1st Aug, £4.99 / €5.99) – Kells is a puzzle game where you have the power to change the laws of gravity and guide your team of little green dudes to safety in each level. There are over 100 levels in the game, dozens of secrets and mysteries to uncover and over 45 Kells in total to collect as you explore the world map on your journey to The Last Level. Completing the story is just the beginning, however. Unlocking all the levels is really just a rather long tutorial in disguise designed to prepare you for the real challenge – competing in The Iron Kell! Do you have what it takes to perfect the Iron Kell and become a true Kells Champion?
KOKORO CLOVER Season 1 (Gotcha Gotcha Games, 4th Aug, £15.11 / €16.82) – KOKORO CLOVER Season 1 is part of a 2D platform series based on the theme of “a Japanese Sunday morning anime”. Transformations, cards, dancing, and robots! Enjoy the exciting and wonder-filled world! Story One day, “Treffy the Spirit User” suddenly gains possession of the “KOKORO CLOVER” and must go on a great adventure with friends in order to find out a great secret! Silly rivals and formidable enemies abound in the fight for the “Kokoro Clover”. Season 1 contains 12 episodes!
Logic Pic (naptime.games, 5th Aug, £6.8 / €7.99) – What’s inside: • 1000+ puzzles (nonograms) to solve • Solo, co-op and versus modes (1-4 players) • Tutorial for newbies • Wide range of puzzle sizes – from 5×5 to 15×20 • Power-Ups to save you trouble Follow the numbers at top rows and leftmost columns to discover hidden pixel art!
Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again x2 (Big Way, 1st Aug, £3.39 / €3.79) – Please welcome the sequel to everyone’s (well, at least someone’s) favorite game Princess. Loot. Pixel. Again! Lots of fun with no hint at being serious, randomly generated adventures. x2 means heaps more artifacts, objects, locations, enemies, bosses, secrets and booby traps! The game retains the original graphic style called “pixel comic” (at least, that’s what the devs say anyway). PLPA x2 is full of amusing and bizarre events, easter eggs and references to other games and movies. You think you’ve seen it somewhere before? Then you must be right! • 3 unique characters, each with different features • Some good old 8-bit drum-n-bass O_o • More achievements! I SAID MOAR! ! ! Hm, well not too many, but you know what I mean.
QUByte Classics: Thunderbolt Collection by PIKO (QUByte Interactive, 4th Aug, £6.99 / €7.99) – Your goal is simple: destroy all the enemies that will come until you reach the final boss of the stage, make it easier and faster as you collect items and power-ups to enhance your health bar, increase your speed and upgrade or acquire new weapons. You’ll lead humanity to survival. Thunderbolt Collection is a compilation of two vertically-scrolling shoot ‘em ups from the series Thunderbolt released in 1995 exclusive on east. The QUByte port brings the 8-bit and 16-bit versions of the game, both with official English localization and new features to improve your experience like: control remapping, which allow players to customize controller buttons as they like it better, different screen types and save states. Game Features – Well balanced difficult in comparison to other games of the genre; – Weapons and power-ups variety; – Well thought and effective weapon system; – 4 screen filters; – 3 screen types; Partnership between PIKO Interactive and QUByte Interactive
Roll The Cat (Roll The Cat, 5th Aug, £4.99 / €4.99) – Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night because you hear a cat meowing? Roll The Cat is a game about that! On each level, you have to roll the cats back into their bed. Only then you will convince them to sleep. Use your spatial logic and try to put the cats back to bed. A simple relaxing game for puzzle lovers!
Sofiya and the Ancient Clan (eastasiasoft, 5th Aug, £6.99 / €7.99) – When a talented young witch begins to question the rules and teachings of her magical clan, the entire kingdom suddenly becomes her enemy! As the true and menacing nature of her former master becomes apparent, Sofiya must fight to survive as she seeks to unlock the secrets that have been hidden from her. Liberated from the clan’s arcane traditions, Sofiya soon discovers new ways of using her magical skills and her own body to realize her full potential. Can she overcome her old master to become the most powerful witch in the land and save her kingdom from a shrouded evil? Sofiya and the Ancient Clan is a traditional side-scrolling action platformer presented in vibrant pixel art style with fluid animations. Run, jump and cast spells as you traverse hills and forests, caverns, castle walls, graveyards and more. Use your magic to trigger secret switches, make new platforms appear, incapacitate guards or take down vicious ogres, ghosts and a wide variety of other enemy types.
South of the Circle (11 bit studios, 3rd Aug, £10.52 / €11.69) – South of the Circle is an emotional narrative experience with a deep multi-layered cinematic story. The main plot asks questions about the consequences of life choices, of pursuing either career or true love, manoeuvring between now and the past. You play Peter, a Cambridge academic who crashlands in Cold War Antarctica. As he searches for help, his past unwinds before him, revealing how the pressures of power and his own aspirations have led him into this crisis he must somehow escape. A love story between him and fellow academic Clara develops, and Peter learns the weight of all the things he has promised. Like memories from childhood, some promises stay with us forever.
Super Snake Block (Isaias Game Dev, 1st Aug, £1.79 / €2) – • Simple and addictive gameplay • Increase the snake’s size by collecting body parts along the way • Use the snake’s body to destroy boxes and score as many points as you can. • Worlds: Forest, Desert, Graveyard and Snow • Collect coins and use them to unlock new levels and snake skins • Power of invincibility: but be careful with scenery objects • Grab the Imam and attract nearby coins to you. • 18 snake skins to unlock • Play with Mr Maker Level Editor • Easy Achievements
Toy Soldiers HD (Accelerate Games, 5th Aug, £26.99 / €29.99) – Survey the battlefield and carefully place your units before the first wave of attackers arrives, then jump directly into the action and control machine guns, artillery, mortars, flamethrowers and more. Take to the skies and rain down fire from above, take out enemy bombers or earn your victory in exciting dogfights as you pilot the first airborne war machines. Control fearsome armored vehicles and tanks with explosive firepower as you win the war and earn your upgrades for the next thrilling battle on the road to victory! A much-loved classic, overhauled and upgraded for a new generation. Toy Soldiers HD contains the original game, all DLC including some out-of-this-world new enemies to take on and some wacky new experimental levels.
Viki Spotter: Megapolis (Ultimate Games, 1st Aug, £3.14 / €3.49) – Viki Spotter is truly an infatigable girl. She has already seen many interesting things the world has to offer: a farm full of cows, meow cats and haystacks and the mysterious depths of the sea where colorful fish, corals and flashing silhouettes of submarines awaited her. This time things will get more prosaic, but no less exciting! You will have to visit an enormous city, where it’s inhabitants wearing colorful shirts, cyclists on their swift bikes, friendly animals living on the streets and much more are waiting to be discovered. So many things can be found in the colossal metropolis! Help Viki spot all the differences in the pairs of pictures provided. You, her loyal and trustworthy friend, are her last hope! – Friendly and stunning visuals – The unmatched and ever curious hero Viki – The ability to develop your concentration
Wavecade (Spalato Bros, 1st Aug, £5.89 / €5.27) – Inspired by classic arcade shooters, Wavecade brings back the original nostalgia feeling to players from arcades, using sleek retro 80’s and sci-fi aesthetic. TIME MANIPULATION: Bend time at your will by moving up and down the screen. After each wave, the game speeds up a small amount. making the game more challenging on each new wave. POWERUPS: You can accumulate multiple powerups at the same time. Collecting the same powerup upgrades it and increases your time with them active. ABILITIES: Activate your ability when you are facing near certain destruction to turn the tables of the game. It might be the one thing that saves you from a GAME OVER. BLOCKS: Blocks spawn at the top of the playfield and move down the screen. Line up your shots and shoot them for points.
DLC / Add-On Content
What will you be downloading this week? (1 vote)
- 90” Soccer 0%
- After Wave: Downfall 0%
- Before We Leave 0%
- Celestian Tales 0%
- Fightro 0%
- Frogun 0%
- Gale of Windoria 0%
- Hindsight 0%
- Hot Lap League: Deluxe Edition 0%
- Japanese Escape Games The Retro House 0%
- Kells 0%
- KOKORO CLOVER Season 1 0%
- Logic Pic 0%
- Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again x2 0%
- QUByte Classics: Thunderbolt Collection by PIKO 0%
- Roll The Cat 0%
- Sofiya and the Ancient Clan 0%
- South of the Circle 0%
- Super Snake Block 0%
- Toy Soldiers HD 0%
- Viki Spotter: Megapolis 0%
- Wavecade 0%
- Nothing for me this week100%
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!