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Nintendo Download: 18th August (Europe)

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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

Slaycation Paradise (Merge Games, 23rd Sep, £11.99 / €15.99) – SLAYCATION PARADISE – BOOK YOUR WASTELAND VACATION Nestled deep in the heart of the galaxy, our state-of-the-art facility at Slaycation Paradise offers exclusive access to leisurely slaying activities for all warp travellers looking to get away from the daily grind. Explore our beautiful & chaotic destinations filled with an array of monsters intent on your demise. Slay away your worries and have the time of your life as the world around you withers and dies! VISIT OUR UNIQUE AND EXOTIC APOCALYPTIC LOCATIONS Slaycation Paradise’s unique inter-dimensional portals offer an enticing selection of alternate Earth annihilation scenarios for you and your family to enjoy. Marvel at stunning vistas as worlds die in fiery hellscapes. Dangle your toes in rivers of blood while sipping on a margarita. * For that ‘impending end of the universe’ feeling, there’s nothing like Slaycation Paradise. Come on in, the slaughter’s lovely!

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

Arenas Of Tanks ( Ratalaika Games, 19th Aug, £4.99 / €4.99) – Arenas Of Tanks is a fun and imaginative experience of being a toy tank. In each level, you’ll face off against opposing toy vehicles in a challenge emphasizing movement and accuracy. Find cover, use the radar, shoot and ricochet projectiles, and find scraps to replenish your health and gain bonus points. Trade in points to recruit friendly tanks to join the battle and enhance your team. Arenas Of Tanks offers the choice between multiple colorful arenas, varied game objectives, and devastating bosses to battle against.

Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince (Playtonic Friends, 16th Aug, £11.39 / €12.49) – Grandpa’s latest tale takes you on a journey through haunted forests, pirate shores, and other mysterious lands across a vast open-world! Charming towns, terrible enemies, tricky puzzles, and powerful weapons await you. Enjoy a “story within a story” as Grandpa narrates exciting moments throughout Lily’s incredible adventure. Will you help Lily defeat the Minotaur King and save her brother? – Read our Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince review

Chameneon (QUByte Interactive, 18th Aug, £3.59 / €3.99) – Chameneon is a 2D platformer/runner game with an incredible colorful and beuatiful pixel art. In the game, a virus has infected the Cyber Space and now is up to you initiate the protocol CHAMENEON. Surf on the neon lines in the Cyber Space and defeat the virus before is too late. With unique physics, Chameneon creates a great challenge that requires good precision and reflexes to surpass it. With a simple but brutal gameplay and a ton of stages to go through, you’ll be tested to the limit! Run, jump, dodge and collect the Neon Disks to show everyone who’s the boss. It’s your time to shiny and vibe!

Cursed to Golf (Thunderful, 18th Aug, £16.99 / €19.99) – Play as The Cursed Golfer, trapped in Golf Purgatory after a freak accident takes you out as you’re about to take the winning shot of an international tournament! Legend says that playing through the devious courses across Golf Purgatory will get you back to the land of the living and, more importantly, to the trophy you were about to win. Each course is governed by a ghostly Legendary Caddie, who will tutor you in the mystical ways of golf to aid you on your quest for redemption and revival. Cursed to Golf offers a fresh take on the golfing and roguelike subgenres. Make your way through a hole within the PAR Count or your curse will take you back to the beginning of the course! To add to the challenge, these courses don’t just have bunkers and rough spots but are also chock full of mad obstacles like high powered fans, spikes, TNT boxes, teleporters and a whole load more. It’s all par for the course in this twisted take on the classic game!

Dyna Bomb 2 (7 Raven Studios, 18th Aug, £14.39 / €15.99) – Jack and Ela are on vacation on a beautiful tropical island. Unaware of DR. Brutus they sip fruit juices and talk about their past adventures. They are interrupted by Dr. Brutus’s voice. A loud explosion destroys the kiosk where they were relaxing and so they decide to make the bad guy pay for it. Thus begins their new adventure and You will be the protagonist. Choose one of the two heroes or both if you prefer to play with a friend. Fly and shoot bombs across 8 different beautiful and colorful levels. Discover secret levels and find the way to the secret world. Buy new weapons and other types of upgrades that will help You on your adventure. Defeat all of Dr. Brutus’ followers and help Jack and Ela to clean up the wonderful island they are on. 8 Different Worlds. 8 Different levels for each world. A unique boss for each world. Secret levels. Secret world. Hidden areas. Amazing co-op mode.

Hell Blasters (PlayShift Games, 17th Aug, £11.29 / €8.74) – Enter the Hell Blasters, the notorious group of mercenaries determined to end the long war once and for all. Blast through 5 stages of non-stop bullet hell action in Arcade Mode or follow the story of Winter and Summer in their journey to end the war in the 36 stages of Story Mode! – 5 stages of continuous bullet-filled hell in Arcade Mode! – 36 stages of bite-sized shooting journey in Story Mode! Perfect for casual-paced play. – Lively and animated Visual Novel-style Story Mode! Enjoy the journey of the Hell Blasters and their struggles to bring back peace! – 2 distinct characters to play as: Winter with her swift and sharp Azure Sword or Summer with his menacing and powerful Crimson Axe! – Score Attack Mode to test your shooting skills! Are you up to the task to be the best scorer? – 5 difficulty modes for wide range of skill levels! Easy for novices, Normal for experienced players, Hard for experts, Mean for the challenge seekers and Journalist for… yes, Journalists! – Challenge y

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Hobo: Tough Life (Perun Creative, 18th Aug, £22.49 / €24.99) – Welcome to Praslav, a cold Central European city that grows even colder with the coming winter. Praslav is recovering from the political turmoil that followed the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Communist regime, which held the country in its iron grip for decades. While most people eagerly awaited the coming of democracy and capitalism, some were unable to adapt to the new socio-economic climate. Soon they found themselves on the streets with nowhere to go. You are one of those people. In-depths Survival Mechanics Keep an eye on your needs and other variables, which interact in realistic ways – staying warm, dry, and well-fed are not your only concerns. Poor hygiene and dirty clothes make you smellier, low temperature increases the risk of falling ill, and whatever piece of food comes in must also come out at some point. Combat and Crime System How far are you willing to go to survive? Steal, burgle, and consort with criminals of all sorts.

Home Deco Puzzles (Kistler Studios, 18th Aug, £4.31 / €4.79) – Home Deco Puzzles is a relaxing game about interior decorating mixed into a puzzle game. A room will be shown and after a short amount of time packed into boxes. Now you have to unpack the whole room and place each item back to his originally position. Unbox and decorate four different room types starting with small single rooms, double rooms, and bigerg rooms. The peaceful soundtrack completes the game into a meditative puzzle experience. Can you unpack the room and place each item back to his originally position ? It is Simple, relaxing and fun for everyone!

Irresistible Mistakes (Voltage, 17th Aug, £23.99 / €28.99) – The Story: Can true love start with a one-night stand? Characters: Shunichiro Tachibana “Brilliant star of the agency” Toshiaki Kijima “A tough exec who takes his coffee black” Toma Kiriya “A gifted and aloof copywriter” Taku Hayama “A chance encounter” Go Okubo “A sweetheart con artist” Contents: Includes “Main Stories” in the app “Love 365: Find Your Story,” up until “S3 Binding Hearts”

Japanese Escape Games The Fortress Prison (Regista, 18th Aug, £3.74 / €4.49) – The 8th 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 I put myself in a giant prison to save my sister. She has been thrown into prison for a crime she did not commit. First prove her innocence from inside the prison, And after that I’ll escape from this prison. That’s my plan. This prison is called ‘the impregnable fortress’. But the time has come. Now is the time to get the escape plan to start.

Kirby’s Dream Buffet (Nintendo, 17th Aug, £13.49 / €14.99) – Roll through a smorgasbord of food-themed stages in 4 rounds of 4-player fun as Kirby…who seems rounder than usual? Race through delicious obstacle courses to collect strawberries as Kirby grows. Then, turn the tides in the final round—a fruity fight atop a floating platform. Roll through delicious, food-themed obstacle courses in 4-player matches Collect strawberries to grow bigger and prepare for the final battle – Read our Kirby’s Dream Buffet review

Light Fairytale Episode 2 (neko.works , 18th Aug, £6.74 / €7.49) – Light Fairytale is a turn-based Japanese-style RPG series set in a dying underground world ruled by an evil empire. The goal of this project is to bring back the immersion and emotion of 90’s era JRPGs on current platforms with the expected evolution in both design and technique. Episode 2 resumes the adventure right after last episode’s cliffhanger. Play as Haru and Ayaka as they uncover the mysteries of the Deeplands while looking for a way to reunite with Kuroko, meeting with a mysterious silver haired girl along the way. Characters Ayaka A beautiful woman who likes taking care of the almost extinct ‘flowers’. Mysterious Girl A cryptic, silver haired girl with fierce words and deeds hiding a fragile heart. Notes about the Light Fairytale series Each episode is a standalone game, approximately 2 to 3 hours long for a first play-through, double it for a full completion of all the achievements and secrets. About neko. works neko.

Litguy Adventure (Weakfish Studio, 18th Aug, £1.97 / €2.19) – Litguy Adventure is 2D Parkour Platformer Game Our young character realizes his new powers and Start on an adventure, A challenging adventure awaits him in the “Lit” Universe! Help him in this adventure! Try to pass the levels by showing your parkour skills in the designed levels! Unique and enjoyable designed levels, Cute Pixel Graphics, Challenging parkour experience!

Little League World Series Baseball 2024 (Game Mill, 17th Aug, £44.99 / €49.99) – Little League World Series Baseball 2024 allows you to Pitch, Slide, Slam, and Rally your way to Williamsport-glory as you compete to become the World Series CHAMPION of Little League®! Get in the game and become a Little League Baseball World Series CHAMP! Choose your team and showcase your skills as you compete through the bracket to see if you have what it takes to be named the Little League Baseball World Series Champion. Or, jump right into the action in an instant with Quick Play mode. Play with your friends for exciting local multiplayer tournament action for up to four players. Customize the rules, select your stadiums and teams, and see who wins it all! Little League World Series Baseball 2024 gives you the ability to choose your style! Customize your team’s look, equipment, and batting style! Use Super Abilities like Slow Time and Bat Tank to turn the tide of the game to your favor.

Mutropolis (ASHGAMES, 18th Aug, £17.99 / €19.99) – MUTROPOLIS is a lovely sci-fi adventure set on the abandoned Planet Earth. Play as Henry Dijon (hero, nerd, detective) in search of a legendary lost city. Begin a gorgeous, hand-drawn quest. Uncover weird ancient artifacts. And PLEASE don’t get obliterated by an ageless evil. You’ve been warned. It is the year 5000, and the greatest achievements in human history are forgotten. The pyramids, the Mona Lisa – forgotten. Forgotten by everyone except Henry Dijon and his ragtag team of archaeologists. They left Mars to dig up lost treasures on the wild and inhospitable Planet Earth. Life is sweet, until Henry’s professor is kidnapped, and thing start to get. . . weird. Join Henry on a freewheeling adventure through the ruins of our civilization. Ask questions like, “Who was this Sony Walkman? And where did he walk? ” Unearth extraordinary relics, rescue Professor Totel, and be the first to enter the legendary city of Mutropolis.

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My Divorce Story (CFK, 18th Aug, £5.93 / €6.56) – Enter: our ordinary protagonist living an ordinary life. But what’s this message? “You shouldn’t be playing games right now. ” “Your spouse is cheating on you. ” Who sent this? It can’t be true. . . Collect evidence that your spouse is cheating on you and file for a successful divorce in this unique adventure game. Game features: ◆ The battle of wits with your spouse begins! Within six months of discovering the affair, you must gather enough evidence and bring it before the court. In this nightmare of a life, you must maintain a healthy relationship with your spouse. But behind your spouse’s back, you’re gathering evidence for a successful divorce. ◆ A breath-stopping minigame Figure out the password to your spouse’s computer before you get caught! Hold your breath so you don’t wake your spouse as you gather information from their phone! Collect evidence across a variety of minigames.

Pretty Girls Four Kings Solitaire (eastasiasoft, 18th Aug, £4.39 / €4.79) – A new style of card game joins the popular Pretty Girls lineup, this time using the calculation or “Four Kings” rule set! In this variant of classic solitaire, you’ll need to place all cards on the table in a specified order. As you draw from the shuffled deck, you can hold cards in the field below, but once placed, only the top cards can be moved. Think strategically to get every card to the top, and you’ll win! As you play Pretty Girls Four Kings Solitaire, you’ll meet 8 gorgeous female challengers, each with multiple outfits and fully voiced in Japanese. As you clear their stages, new outfits will be unlocked for casual viewing in the Dressing Room, plus there’s a new diorama feature to explore that lets you create scenes with the characters and clothing you’ve unlocked! Various difficulty settings and Help functions make the experience accessible to players of every skill level.

PROJECT : KNIGHT™ 2 Dusk of Souls (Ilya Chkoliar, 19th Aug, £5.24 / €5.99)

PunchMan Online (NoteBuddy, 15th Aug) – PunchMan Online is a hyper-casual online game based on a straightforward concept, get them out of stage while staying alive. Meet opponents worldwide, compete, and prove that you’re the champion! *) friendly even for 3+ years old children ■ GAME MODE There are three game modes available. Team and crystal battle, also battle royale. In team and crystal battle, fills up your team’s bar to win the game. Don’t like teamwork? Be a lone wolf and challenge them all in a battle royale. No teammate, all enemy. ■ LOBBY AND ROOM Create and join any room available by visiting the lobby. Want more privacy? You can create a private room, accessible only to players you’ve shared the password. ■ RANKING Compete with all players around the world, and become the number one. Each time you finish a game, you’ll collect medals which will affect your overall ranking. Seasonal ranking will also be available during a specific period. ■ PERSONALIZED CHARACTER Don’t like the orange color?

Robo Revenge Squad (Mill Games, 17th Aug, £15.29 / €17) – They came to take over the Earth. All they’re gonna get is a whooping! Robo Revenge Squad is a co-op action game for 1-4 players, where everything is a weapon. Fight alien robots using Robos made of everyday objects: fridges, disco balls, baseball bats, and more! Your mission: kick metal butts Deploy to the mission area and reach your target. Sounds easy? There are big bad aliens along the way, and their bigger, badder bosses. There are puzzles and special objectives, from cranking carts to demolishing doom towers. And you also have to evacuate! Meet a worthy challenge in mission-based campaigns that end with boss encounters. Arm up and find your playstyle Do you prefer melee or ranged combat? Will you rely on basic attacks or special moves? Are you a defensive player, or a Leeroy Jenkins? Decide and jump straight into the action, solo or with friends. Wreck hundreds of enemies. Deactivate force fields. Set up explosives. Or even go… fishing? !

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (Aniplex, 18th Aug, £23.99 / €29.99) – Game master Kenta’s notebook holds a handwritten RPG made just for you. Every turn of the page brings thrills, heroics, and a whole lot of fun! After school, the classroom transforms into the world of “The Legend of Wright,” an RPG designed by young aspiring game maker Kenta. As you make your way through the game, crafted by Kenta from drawings and cardboard and stationery, you’ll see that it’s so much more than “just” an RPG. Despite the name, RPG Time also features everything from action to adventure to bullet hell to turn-based battles! It’s a treasure chest stuffed full of fun, and there’s no telling what Kenta will pull out next. Nostalgic yet modern, this game is sure to shake up your after-school routine! – Read our RPG Time: The Legend of Wright review

Secrets of Magic 5: Back to School (Green Sauce Games, 18th Aug, £16.19 / €10.79) – Victoria and Beatrix are back at the School of Magic just in time to celebrate the best time of the year, Halloween! And these two amazing witches need your help to decorate the schoolhouse for this exciting celebration. Dash your way through stunning puzzles and innovative gameplay. And make Halloween more exciting than ever with this brand new match-3 puzzle game!

Smash Boats (Smash House Games, 18th Aug, £9.99 / €11.5) – Smash Boats is an action game with a seemingly simple goal inspired by the golden age of arcade games, which is to smash everything in your quest to unlock and conquer all the pools! Sounds easy; but, with relentless enemies, zany Mayday events, and unusual water hazards trying to hinder your progress, the goal is anything but easy! Now you can have a friend help you in the new local co-op gameplay! Up to 4 players can join in on the fun in our new party games. Can you beat your friends and collect the most coins or be the BEST pool shark? ! Each boat has a unique smash-ability, such as: frying pan, shark bite, lasers, water-pound, and many more. And with other moves like submerge, ram, backward ram, power-turn and brake, the player has an assortment of smash moves at their disposal to conquer stages, and collect stars. Collect enough stars and you will unlock new boats and pools! Can you become the ultimate Smasher by completing the insane shower pool?

Strike Buster Prototype (BD Games, 19th Aug, £6.29 / €6.99) – 《STRIKE BUSTER:Prototype》is a retro style arcade shooting game with unique gameplay and a lot of modern elements. -Accumulate combos to wipe out your enemy- The game has a combat system that focuses on combo accumulation. Accumulating combos will upgrade the weapon’s power, consume combos can use powerful items, and deduct the combos after being hit by the enemy won’t let you die immediately. Therefore, combos are experience, energy, and life. -Switch weapons to destroy different armor- The game has a unique weapon restraint system, which makes it easier to kill some enemies with restraint weapons. You must always decide which weapon to use to kill different monsters first. -Collect relics make you go from strength to strength- The game contains a large number of Rougelite elements, you can unlock and collect a large number of relics, the various relics can be combined to produce different effects.

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The Room Two (Fireproof Games, 18th Aug, £6.99 / €8.99) – Following the release of The Room on Nintendo Switch™, Fireproof Games are pleased to bring its award winning sequel to the eShop. Now rebuilt and remastered for Nintendo Switch™, The Room Two continues the time-spanning journey of its famous predecessor by significantly expanding its unique puzzle-and-explore gameplay. Follow a trail of cryptic letters from an enigmatic scientist known only as “AS” into a compelling world of tactile inspection and challenging mystery.

Thymesia – Cloud Version (Team17, 18th Aug, £19.99 / €23.99) – Prey upon your enemies, wield the power of disease and find the truth in your own memories. The once thriving Kingdom of Hermes has fallen to an age of calamity. Seen as the answer to all the kingdom’s ailments, alchemy became a widely used practice across the land, with denizens welcoming it into their homes, using it to enhance and heal as they saw fit. When the price of alchemy became too steep, attempts to halt its use were made, each as woefully unsuccessful as the last, with the catastrophic consequences felt across the realm. Within days, the kingdom fell to chaos, infected monsters prowling the blood-soaked streets, all hope of a cure lost. Corvus is the kingdom’s final hope, the fate of Hermes resting in his feathered hands. The truth is buried deep in the memories Corvus left scattered throughout the punishing world, and only by collecting these lost memories can the kingdom be saved, but each time he dives back in, trying to piece together the truth, all he finds is more secrets. Key Features Harness the plague: Seize plague weapons from gruesome bosses and formidable enemies, wielding them as deadly weapons. Giving enemies a taste of their own medicine will be the only way to survive the horrors that lurk in the shadows of the once thriving kingdom Embrace the Raven: Shift into your raven form during battle, throw feathers like daggers to interrupt your enemies’ attacks, and perform executions with the swiftness of a raptor. Fight your way: Upgrade and modify Corvus’ basic movements and plague weapons, build your very own playstyle, and prepare for the challenges that await in your own unique way. Unforgiving enemies: Corrupted by the plague, and mutated into monsters, enemies are twisted and incredibly hostile, challenging your ability at every turn. Shattered memories: Piece together Corvus’ past as you dive back into his memories, trying to uncover the truth hidden in the past. – Read our Thymesia – Cloud Version review

Treehouse Riddle (Fruitbat Factory, 18th Aug, £12.14 / €13.49) – I find myself in a treehouse. I need to find a way out. Who are that little girl and elderly man? How and why did I end up here? “Treehouse Riddle” is an adventure game where you unfold its story by solving riddles and puzzles. A girl wakes up to find out that she’s trapped in a room of a treehouse. She explores all the rooms drawn in beautiful pixel art and solves riddles and puzzles to escape the house. Just like the house itself, the 60+ riddles and puzzles are made of wood. Take your time and use all of your knowledge to solve them. Every riddle and puzzle gives you hints and can be skipped. You don’t need to worry about getting stuck.

We Are OFK (Team OFK, 18th Aug, £16.19 / €17.99) – All new episodes of We Are OFK are included, and will be released every week, accompanied by the release of a new OFK song with each episode. —– Itsumi Saito just moved Downtown and broke up with her long-term girlfriend, leaning into her dream of making it in music. But juggling practice, friends, a brutal commute to the west side, and a full-time job. . . Itsu is struggling to establish herself in the cutthroat music scene of LA. When she talks her way into a shmoozy Hollywood party and makes friends with a rising music producer, she sees a chance to bring her dreams a little closer. We Are OFK is an interactive narrative series of arguing over lyrics, sending sad texts, and playing Interactive Music Videos! “

Webgeon Speedrun Edition (Weakfish Studio, 18th Aug, £1.79 / €1.99) – Webgeon Speedrun Edition is a Arcade Speedrun Game, You have to be fast, yes you have to be fast, Can you finish 20 levels in the fastest time? Our character is a spider, but you have to be careful, Not all levels are safe for you, Can you solve the challenging puzzles as fast as possible? Differently designed, Different colored sections, But watch out, the levels get harder and harder!

Zumba Garden (Silesia Games, 18th Aug, £1.99 / €2.39) – Zumba Garden is a match-3 marble shooter puzzle game. Your goal is to protect your beautiful garden from evil golems. Special projectiles and other bonuses, which you upgrade by spending collected stars, are there to help. Game features: – 60 beautiful levels – 14 upgradable power-ups – Natural environment – Epic music

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