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Nintendo Download: 11th August (Europe)

Arcade Paradise
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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 Retail eShop – New Releases

Arcade Paradise (Wired Productions, 11th Aug, £15.99 / €19.99) – Welcome to Arcade Paradise, the 90’s retro arcade game and light-management sim combo! From cleaning toilets and picking up gum, to doing the laundry; the road to Arcade Paradise isn’t easy, but the reward will be worth the grind! Take on the role of Ashley and manage the day-to-day tasks of running the family laundromat. Rebel against your father’s wishes and create a games arcade to give the sleepy town of Grindstone something to really get excited about as you wash rags, invest the profits and build your very own Arcade Paradise! The more arcade cabinets you install, the more players will spend, with over 35 fully playable games to unlock! But remember, you don’t have time to just stand around setting the highest scores… the toilet won’t clean itself and there’s trash to take out! Relive 90’s gaming nostalgia on your journey from rags to arcade riches! – Read our Arcade Paradise review

Two Point Campus (SEGA, 16th Aug, £34.99 / €39.99) – Build your university, your way! It’s time to spin academia on its head! Got a yearning for learning? Or just keen to build an educational masterpiece? Campus is jam-packed with new creative tools to help you build the university of your dreams. For the first time, build in the great outdoors as you develop your own delightfully educational campus environment, housing the top teaching facilities in the land. Whether you prefer building on simple foundations, or placing every tree, you can build the university you want. Lay down pathways with new easy-to-use tools. Plant glorious collections of outdoor flora. Place benches, fountains, sculptures, hedgerows – even picket fences. The only limit is your imagination (and your in-game bank balance). Not the usual fare But, of course, it wouldn’t be a Two Point game without a twist. – Read our Two Point Campus review

Switch eShop – New Releases

Book Quest (eastasiasoft , 10th Aug, £5.03 / €5.59) – Take the role of a young man who witnesses the theft of his family’s magic book, which leads to a visit by his grandfather’s ghost compelling him to embark on a dangerous journey to retrieve it. Explore the surrounding towns and wilderness, gather information from townsfolk, strengthen your character with new weapons and gear, track down the culprits who stole the magic book and discover the truth behind it all! Book Quest is an action adventure RPG presented in retro pixel art style featuring cinematic cutscenes and dialogue. Throughout this medieval fantasy, gameplay alternates between top-down and side-scrolling perspectives. Dodge roll and execute melee attacks, collect key items, solve environmental puzzles, equip new gear as you progress and engage in unique mini games as you travel between map locations!

Cat Slide Tiles (QUByte Interactive, 11th Aug, £3.59 / €3.99) – Cat Slide Tiles is a 3D puzzle game with a cute and colorful aesthetic that brings Kitten Tom trying to get his way cleared to get home. The game presents a simple gameplay: slide blocks from the terrain to create a path that leads the kitten from point A to point B. There are three keys in each scenario, the kitten must take all the keys to open the door that leads to the next path. The difficulty will gradually increase as you progress through the levels. Take Tom to his destination, he really needs you to get home before dark.

Cleo – a pirate’s tale (Christoph Schultz, 10th Aug, £11.29 / €12.49) – * With full voice acting in English and German! THE STORY „What is the most important part of a story? “ Cleo is a 14 year old cynical girl, living a repetitive life with her father in a bar. She knows everything about the epic adventures of pirate legend Captain Cabeca, but in her everyday life, she is just surrounded by boring fishermen and unsuccessful pirates, hanging around at the counter. But when Cleo finds a strange pirate-logbook and sees a ghost, who gives her a mysterious hint, her boring life is about to get turned upside down. She is thrown into a dangerous adventure and finds herself in a world of lies, deceit, greed and bad breath – the world of pirates – and most of them are looking for the same thing: THE TREASURE OF ETERNAL MEMORY. KRAKEN FODDER: “Kraken Fodder” is a mini game inside the game. It is a card and dice game, which is taken pretty seriously among fishermen and pirates.

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Cult of the Lamb (Devolver Digital, 11th Aug, £22.49 / €24.99) – Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. BUILD YOUR FLOCK Collect and use resources to build new structures, perform dark rituals to appease the gods, and give sermons to reinforce the faith of your flock. DESTROY THE NON-BELIEVERS Explore a sprawling, randomly generated world, fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders in order to absorb their power and assert your cult’s dominance. SPREAD YOUR WORD Train your flock and embark on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of five mysterious regions. Cleanse the non-believers, spread enlightenment and perform mystical rituals on the journey to become the mighty lamb god.

Japanese NEKOSAMA Escape The Sento (Regista, 11th Aug, £3.74 / €4.49) – The 7th 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 ‘Cat lovers should visit the Sento’, my friend told me, ‘It has a view of the sea where many local cats come together. ‘ So, here I am in the bathhouse. Before enjoying the Onsen in the bathtub, I washed myself; it’s a Japanese culture. And, at the moment I was about to get in the bathtub, I slipped on the bath floor and hit my head so hard. Now I realize that I’m laying down on a couch in the dressing room. Seems like I’ve been blacked out. I get myself up and look around… Wait, what’s going on here? !

Jeopardy! PlayShow (Sony Pictures Television, 11th Aug, £21 / €24.5) – BE A JEOPARDY! CHAMPION Now entering the studio is YOU. Compete against your friends — and past contestants — using actual TV episodes hosted by Alex Trebek. Jeopardy! PlayShow combines your Nintendo Switch™, your mobile device, and your very own voice for the most realistic gameshow experience you’ll ever have. Feel Like a Real Contestant Simply buzz in and say your answer from your couch to be a part of the game like never before. And with Party Mode, you can host head-to-head, multiplayer competitions in your living room. It’s everything you love about the show: Categories, Clues, Wagers, Daily Doubles and even signing your name to the podium.

Last Threshold (Feardemic, 11th Aug, £3.99 / €4.49) – “It is good to be a cynic — it is better to be a contented cat — and it is best not to exist at all. ” ― H. P. Lovecraft It’s 1962. Your name is Wiktor Staszewski, and you’re a son of a researcher exiled to Siberia. You were waiting for this moment for a long time, the ruins that became your father’s obsession. With your mentor by your side, you’ve set off on an expedition to follow in his footsteps. Will you finally understand your father’s obsession or let it become yours? Or perhaps you’ll perish on the way, as the tensions increase and conflict tears your expedition team apart? GAME FEATURES: Mystery, on the rocks – Dive into an immersive story centered around an ancient temple in Siberia. Beyond human comprehension – Experience a visual novel in H. P. Lovecraft’s style. Indigenously, dear Watson – Uncover an old mystery in Chukchi land. Like a painting – Enjoy beautiful, hand-drawn graphics.

Lost in Play (Happy Juice Games, 10th Aug, £17.99 / €19.99) – Go on a feel-good adventure with a brother and sister as they explore dreamscapes and befriend magical creatures. Lost in their imagination, Toto and Gal must stick together and solve puzzles to journey back home. This whimsical puzzle adventure game will make you feel like you’re playing a cartoon! Lost in Play is a journey through childhood imagination with thoughtfully crafted puzzles and colorful characters. Play as a brother and sister duo on an adventure to find their way back home. Between reality and fantasy, the siblings explore the enchanted forest of a horned beast, start a rebellion in a goblin village, and help a team of frogs free a sword from a stone. PUZZLES & MYSTERY The bizarre and dreamlike world of Lost in Play is filled with mystery, unique puzzles, and mini-games. Challenge a pirate seagull to a game of clicking crabs, serve magical tea to a royal toad, and collect pieces to build a flying machine.

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Marmoset (Nerd Games, 13th Aug, £8.99 / €9.99) – Marmoset is a mystery-filled survival game set a century after the events of World War III, a little 15-year-old Luna and her friend AI (Artificial Intelligence) Chimbra embark on a grand and dangerous adventure to reclaim their old home, the Caves of Marmoset, for without them the City of Marmoset can have its days numbered. Open world. Cave exploration with unique biomes full of monsters, treasures, and traps. A story full of mysteries that are revealed throughout the game. Agriculture, fishing, cooking, and construction. Playable Minigames on Luna’s notebook and Bar arcade.

origamihero games 2D Platformer Collection (Origamihero Games, 10th Aug, £3.79 / €4.19) – Save the citizens of Kitty Town Kicas in Smash Star, rise to the top of the world of science after hitting rock bottom in Unstrong: Legacy, and find treasures and lost teenage sons in Treasure Hunter Man 2! ■ Smash Star ■ Deep below the world, in a place called Darkside, the Black Flame awaits. Enlist the help of your star friend and smash your way through this retro 2d pixel platformer! ■ Unstrong Legacy ■ As your precious base crashes to the ground, you can’t help but wonder, ‘WHY! ‘, ‘What went wrong this time? ‘, and ‘Where did all my cool stuff go? ! ‘ But don’t worry, you’ll find out soon enough. You can’t run forever. ■ Treasure Hunter Man 2 ■ Dorothy intends to save her teenage skeleton son and undo a terrible curse. All it takes is finding the treasures hidden on this mysterious island! Castles in the sky and lost underwater cities await, but nothing is ever as easy as it seems at first.

Sakura MMO (Gamuzumi, 12th Aug, £9.99 / €9.99) – Kotone is an average woman who works an average job, with a below average relationship with her parents. If only she could enter a world like Asaph Online, filled with fantastical creatures and frightening monsters. But Asaph Online is only a game. At least, that’s what Kotone used to think. Until a mysterious force summons Kotone to that world. Now, Kotone isn’t just Kotone, but the dark witch Viola – and, freed from her obligations, she finally decides to have some fun! Viola is the name Kotone gave to her character. Upon awakening in Asaph, Kotone inherits Viola’s appearance, her magical powers, and her name. She’s a deeply sadistic, dangerous woman… but even she has a soft side.

Shin chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation -The Endless Seven-Day Journey- (neos, 11th Aug, £33.99 / €39.99) – Hiroshi has to go on a business trip to Kyushu, so now the entire Nohara family has decided to stay with an childhood friend of Misae’s in Asso, Kumamoto. But when they arrive at Kumamoto Station on their way to Asso, they meet a strange man who offers them an even stranger camera on the condition that they’ll act as his witnesses. . . With his new camera in hand, Shinnosuke can enjoy his summer vacation in the beautiful Asso fields and mountains to the fullest. The scenery is even crawling with creatures that he would never find in Kasukabe. And there are townspeople to help and new friends to make. That said. . . don’t these kids look an awful lot like the ones he knows from home? One cool summer night, Shinnosuke witnesses a giant creature outlined against the light of a full moon. Next to the creature is a strange man with a wide smile. It’s the same weird man who gave him the camera at the station. . . And he calls himself the Professor Akuno.

Super Bullet Break (PQube, 12th Aug, £15.29 / €17.99) – Super Bullet Break is a one-of-a-kind strategy deck builder filled with a wild bunch of cute and colorful characters – ‘Bullets’ – each and every one of them unique in their own way. Rescue online games from total destruction in a world where online multiplayer games have been taken over by a rogue AI! Can you save the world, defeat enemies in strategic turn-based battles, and beat Super Bullet Break? Collect over 160 Bullets No two girls are alike! Get to know the Bullets you collect along the way, all of them featuring original artwork and character designs, and build the perfect team. Gather a wide variety of items and bullets to make them work together to your advantage! From Common to Legendary, Active to Passive, each item will be useful to you in its own way. Choose Your Character Play as either Akari, Hikaru, or Sumire! Each of them comes with different features and may be of advantage to you depending on your playstyle.

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Viki Spotter: School (Ultimate Games, 8th Aug, £3.14 / €3.49) – We offer you an exciting game in which you need to compare different images closely with each other and find what they are the same, and what may vary. You need to show all your attentiveness and perseverance in order to find all the differences that are there. – Nice graphics – The game trains attention – A lot of familiar scenes from school The game takes place in the school where Viki Spotter comes co his constant companion a magnifying glass. She aspires to study all properly and in this you will certainly help her. You can learn about the fascinating life of the school or remember how it once was. Learn everything to the last detail and will not miss any differences in pictures. The game is well suited for both adults and children alike. It will help to develop qualities such as attentiveness and curiosity, but also give a lot of interesting minutes spent not only joy, but also with the benefit!

Viki Spotter: Space Mission (Ultimate Games, 11th Aug, £4.49 / €4.99) – In “Viki Spotter Space Mission”, this little girl will go on a space trip and see a lot of new and interesting things. However, there are a lot of inconsistencies in the images received by her and it is up to you to find them. The gameplay consists of constant comparison of different images and search for different parts. – Game for adults and children – Lots of pictures – Nice graphics If you’ve always dreamed of going into outer space and find what’s out there, here’s your chance. You can’t afford missing it! Viki Spotter is trying to understand what is wrong in all the pictures that she received, but she can not do it herself. Help her, show all your care and resourcefulness! The game will help you to give a better understanding of the structure of the universe and expand your views on everything that surrounds you. It is perfect for both adults and children and will allow you to enjoy your time not only with pleasure but also with benefit.

Voyage (Ratalaika Games, 12th Aug, £11.99 / €14.99) – Voyage is a cinematic adventure game capturing the essence of shared exploration. Whether you decide to play by yourself or cooperatively, the journey will revolve around two survivors in search for answers of a long-forgotten past. Embark on a voyage, unravel a mystery and find a way home together. * Shared experience – Work alone or with a friend to guide two survivors and explore the world of Voyage in a seamless cooperative experience. * Hand-painted – Lose yourself in Voyage’s sprawling hand-painted environments. * Wordless narrative – Seek answers in a mysterious, wordless journey. * Non-violent – With an emphasis on exploration over violence, Voyage can be enjoyed by anyone. * Immersive soundscape – Music and sound by Calum Bowen.

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