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Nintendo Download: 14th July (Europe)

Time on Frog Island
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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

DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace (Outright Games, 15th Jul, £34.99 / €39.99) – Suit up as super-dogs Krypto and Ace and get ready to soar through the skies and protect the streets of Metropolis in this pet rescue adventure inspired by the movie! When Superman and Batman’s favorite caped canines uncover Lex Luthor’s plot to pet-nap Metropolis’ strays, these four-legged fighters aren’t just going to roll over. So, unleash Krypto’s Heat Vision and Arctic Bark powers, or Ace’s Batarangs and Shoulder Charge attacks, to bring the evil LexBots to heel. Rescue animals along the way, before they’re locked up in LexCorp Zoo and prepare for the ultimate battle with Lex and his high-tech War Suit. Being a Super-Pet isn’t all ruff and tumble. Pamper your furry friends at the Adoption Center to help them find forever homes and receive special rewards. And hang out with your pals Chip, Merton, and PB to learn superpower upgrades. It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the DC Super-Pets!

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch (BILIBILI HK, 31st Dec, £26.99 / €29.99) – After the animals of Torch City were defeated by the invading Robotic Legion in the Resistance War six years ago, former Resistance fighter Rayton the rabbit has kept a low profile. The arrest of a friend meant he had no choice but to put on his giant metal fist and fight against those oppressing him. Little did he know that he would soon be caught up in a maelstrom of conspiracies involving the Legion, the Resistance, and the Rat Gang. ●Seamless Maps Filled with Challenges to Explore Explore more than a dozen unique areas in a Action Platformer (Metroidvania) style map. The core combat, puzzle-solving, and platform mechanics are complemented by countless hidden rooms, secret passages, and shortcuts, with all kinds of rewarding challenges for players to complete. Maps are loaded on the fly to avoid frequent transitions, making the massive Torch City feel even more detailed and alive. – Read our F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch review

Time on Frog Island (Merge Games, 15th Jul, £15.99 / €19.99) – Shipwrecked on a strange Island: A terrible storm ravages the seas around you, casting your mighty vessel into the perilous rocks of a nearby island. You awake to find your ship in pieces, shipwrecked on a strange island filled with… frogs? A spaghetti network of trades will take you all over this strange island as you seek out materials to fix your boat. You will meet a cast of friendly characters, solve head scratching puzzles, find hidden treasures, and much more as you explore the world of Time on Frog Island. Explore at your own pace: – Make your own path in this island sandbox, you never know what will be around the next corner! – Get to know the froggy locals and help out where you can. Discover new items by fishing and farming, and concoct simple brews that will change how you traverse the island. – Learn from the frogs and put your new skills to the test around the island. – Read our Time on Frog Island review

Switch eShop – New Releases

Ambition: A Minuet in Power (Iceberg Interactive, 14th Jul, £12.14 / €13.49) – A revolutionary, romantic, visual novel where your choices change the course of history! It’s March 19th, 1789 and King Louis XVI rules over France from the gilded halls of Versailles. France is a country of elegance and poverty, of ancient tradition and unstoppable change. It is a country on the brink of revolution. Attend parties, mingle with the rich and powerful, learn their secrets, and use this to get the wealth and power you deserve. Find true love in an opulent world of ever-shifting alliances, that grows more dangerous by the day. Still, you must always keep your eye on the coming revolution. After all, it’s better to be on the right side of history, than the wrong side of the guillotine. EXPLORE A LIVING, SCHEMING WORLD Use your calendar to plan your commitments each week in Paris, and more importantly, who you do them with. In a city marching towards revolution, time is of the essence, and your enemies have agendas of their own!

Cursed Island (ChiliDog Interactive, 15th Jul, £4.49 / €4.99) – Cursed Island is a story of a single person trying to leave the island full of mysterious horrors and unimaginable monsters. To achieve this task he has to smash his way through the island with his trusty pickaxe. Cursed Island blends the elements of some popular titles with nostalgic pixel-art graphics. We dare to say that this game is a unique gaming experience that will help you to enjoy slow-paced gameplay with emphasis on exploration, mining and fighting mythical beasts.

Darker Skies (SteelArtsSoftware, 14th Jul, £14.99 / €17.99) – The War is over, but the effects linger. Take control of Jack, a survivor of the War of the Worlds trying to rebuild a working Heat Ray to blow his way to freedom and light the spark that will rebuild civilization. Explore the Horrors of the world after interplanetary war, encounter psychotic enemies suffering from prolonged exposure to Red Weed. Collect parts from fallen Tripod’s and rebuild your own Heat Ray and maybe even come face to face with the few surviving Martians themselves. Craft weapons and items and combine them in interesting ways to take out the creatures left by the war, sneak your way past, or just shoot your way through. You decide.

Firefighter:Car Fire Truck Sim Driving 2024 Simulator (Midnight Works, 11th Jul, £14.99 / €14.99) – In the game Firefighter:Car Fire Truck Sim Driving 2024 Simulator, you have to try on the role of a real fire brigade worker in a large American city. Players will experience exciting tasks, more than 30 different locations, inspired by the landscapes of the US West Coast. Drive carefully recreated Rosenbauer America vehicles, extinguish fires using heavy firefighter equipment and tools! You will have real firefighting equipment at your disposal: helmets, safety shoes, firefighter axes, crowbars, water guns and breathing apparatus from the most famous American manufacturers. Fire alarm! Don’t hesitate, every minute counts! Put on your shoes, zip up your firefighter uniform, settle your duty-belt, put the helmet over your head and start the fire truck, turn on special signals and a siren, and take the shortest route to save people’s lives.

First Time In Paris – Collector’s Edition (Ocean Media, 14th Jul, £8.99 / €9.99) – A new Hidden Object adventure begins! Kate Robinson is an amateur travel blogger who’s taking on her first big job – and it’s in Paris! Join her and her daughter Nicole as they save the Hotel Hospitalité, all while making new friends and new memories in the City of Love! Explore lavishly illustrated and animated locations and help Kate save the Hotel Hospitalité!

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Galactic Pioneer (Pixel Bamboo Software, 11th Jul, £2.96 / €3.39) – Based on the classic Lander games that were made popular during the 1980’s, in Galactic Pioneer you must navigate an exploration module across ten varied and increasingly difficult planets with limited fuel and even more limited lives, with the goal being to make a great landing, get the highest score possible and place on the leader board. You will have to contend with various obstacles, such as cannon fire from hostile aliens, falling fiery debris from an active volcano and a lightning storm as you make your way toward the landing pad of your choice, many of which being placed deep underground accessible only by traversing through tight corridors and passageways, you must do this all while battling the gravitational pull that increases with each planet you visit.

Growbot (ASHGAMES, 14th Jul, £15.49 / €16.99) – Growbot is a 2D point&click adventure about a robot saving her home from a dark crystalline force. Set upon a beautiful biopunk space station bursting with fantastic plants and aliens, you play as Nara, a growbot in training to become a captain. When your station home is attacked by rapidly growing crystals, it’s down to you to save it. The game is inspired by classic adventure games like Loom, modern adventure games like Machinarium, and aims to appeal to both seasoned and new gamers.

Hell Pages (eastasiasoft, 15th Jul, £7.99 / €8.99) – The doors to hell have been opened! The Earth has become a battlefield among 10 infernal armies. Bael, the most feared of all demons, sets out in an insane crusade to conquer the Earth for himself across 10 stages of bullet hell action. Violence and blood surround you. Nightmarish fiends accost you. It’s slay or be slain as the forces of evil fight to determine the fate of mankind! Hell Pages is a traditional side-scrolling shoot’em up presented through grotesquely gorgeous HD visuals and set to a pumping soundtrack! Fly through ruined cityscapes, dark caverns, frozen wastelands and more as your quest for domination pits you against horrors than only a powerful demon could endure. In between stages, purchase items to aid in your survival, from magic and health to continues and save points. Will you emerge victorious or suffer everlasting torment alongside humanity?

House Builder (Console Labs, 15th Jul, £13.49 / €14.99) – Become one man construction crew and build houses like a simple African mud hut and as complex as a super modern energy saving architectural marvel. BUILD AROUND THE WORLD Let us take you on a trip to various spots on the globe and experience true architectural variety. You will try to build a mud hut in Africa, an igloo in the Arctic, a Canadian house, a log cabin in Siberia, traditional house made of bricks, airbricks or concrete and many, many more… Every house consists of hundreds elements you need to match according to rules of construction. LEARN NEW TECHNOLOGIES See how the construction technologies differ from each other. Learn how to apply proper materials and procedures during building process. Build houses brick by brick, element after element, down from the foundations and up to the roof. Learn different structures of buildings, construction materials, their features and properties.

HunterX (ORANGE POPCORN, 14th Jul, £9.59 / €10.61) – On the night of the deep purple moon, a girl who appears to be an ordinary teenager goes out for another devil hunt. While chasing her prey, she comes across a crack that leads to another world, and the adventure of her destiny begins. Explore and make your own route through a large, organically connected world! Your teammates are waiting for you in a world of riddles and terrible devils. Create your own personal fighting style with combos, dodging, guarding, parrying, and more! Help your character grow in your own way with parameter-based growth and a skill board! Figure out your opponent’s unique characteristics and conquer devils and bosses! Over 170 types of items to collect, including different kinds of weapons, the forbidden Occult magic, and more.

Krut: The Mythic Wings (Blowfish Studios, 12th Jul, £5.39 / €7.19) – Krut: The Mythic Wings is a fast-paced hack and slash, side-scrolling platformer based on a 2018 Thai CG animated feature-length film “Krut: The Himmaphan Warriors”, Southeast Asian mythology about the adventure of a Garuda warrior on the enchanted Island, Himmaphan. In a world full of mystical creatures and magic, the ruthless army of the Ogre invaded the land of the Garuda race. The Garuda army was defeated and the capital city was eventually fallen. Upon the destruction and despair, a badly wounded warrior found himself on a mysterious enchanted island called Himmaphan. He met a mysterious figure who entrusted him with a powerful artefact, the Mythic Wings. A legend told that a legendary hero used the wings during the Great War hundreds of years ago and brought peace to the land. Now, the new adventure has begun.

KURSK (Jujubee, 14th Jul, £9.99 / €9.99) – You assume the role of a spy who finds way on the Russian nuclear submarine K-141 Kursk. Your task is to collect secret information about the revolutionary Shkval supercavitating torpedoes. While trying to complete your mission, you become witness to the dramatic events which shook the world at that time. LIVE THE HISTORY Experience the history of the fateful voyage of K-141 KURSK that ended at the bottom of Barents Sea. THE WORLD OF 2000 See through the first person perspective the fascinating world of 2000’s Moscow, Vidyayevo and the extremely detailed Oscar II-class submarine. INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVE Walk the fine line between gathering secret information, getting to know important people and getting caught spying. DECISIONS Get to know the crew of Kursk submarine, maintain important relationships and make decisions that have a long-lasting impact.

LOUD (QubicGames, 15th Jul, £10.79 / €11.99) – Slam down on those chords – the guitar riffs start now! Take a deep breath and step into a musical journey to make your dreams come true and become a real artist! Immerse yourself in the ultimate arcade guitar experience and get lost in its rhythmic beats and beautiful audiovisual effects. This is the story about Astrid – a teenage girl who’s not quite fond of this ‘growing up’ thing. We’ve all been there. To help take her mind off the mundane, she occupies her free time with her greatest love: music. Grab your broomstick and play to your heart’s content – your bedroom is your concert! Shred sick tunes as a radical garage band, throw air guitars in the subway or in a local pub, and join Astrid on a wild adventure to sign her first contract with a talent scout.

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Marimo -VS- I.A.S. (JoyPlot, 15th Jul, £6.99 / €7.99) – A 2. 5D shooter with old-fashioned side-scrolling and a way to attack enemies in the background. Fight with lock-on shots that can track up to 6 enemies appearing from the back of the screen at the same time, and forward charge shots that can penetrate enemies and enemy bullets. Defeating many enemies with one attack will increase the score you get, and the final score will change greatly depending on the order in which you defeat the enemies. *2.

Mothmen 1966 (Chorus Worldwide Games, 14th Jul, £6.79 / €7.99) – Mothmen 1966 is the first in a new series of interactive adventures: Pixel Pulps. Created by novelist Nico Saraintaris and artist Fernando Martinez Ruppel, Pixel Pulps are a fusion of exceptional writing and stunning illustration, inspired by mid-20th century pulp fiction and 80s home computer graphics. The first volume comprises three games: Mothmen 1966, Varney Lake, and Bahnsen Knights.

Pascal’s Wager: Definitive Edition (Yooreka Studio, 14th Jul, £17.99 / €19.99) – Step into the shoes of Couriers, as they discover the tale behind the mysterious Dark Mist. – A World Without Light The Colossus, mysterious creatures that dispelled the Dark Mist that once engulfed the land of Solas, has fallen. As Couriers, you will explore various handcrafted locales in this intriguing world full of secrets, hidden mysteries, and stories. The veiled truth of Solas awaits your discovery. . . – Hardcore Combat Experience Master five unique, powerful, and versatile characters each with their own distinctive combat styles for a rich and incredibly challenging experience. The dark forces you face are relentless and cunning, the bosses will put your planning, reflexes, and determination to the ultimate test. (An optional, more accessible “Casual Mode” is also available. ) – Humanity’s Story in the Darkness Centuries ago, the sun sank into the sea, leading to the Dark Mist enveloping the lands. At the same time, great, towering beings began to appear.

Pixel Game Maker Series JETMAN (Gotcha Gotcha Games, 14th Jul, £8.59 / €9.49) – Pixel Game Maker Series JETMAN is a simple jumping action game using only one button. The height of the jump changes depending on the length of the button hold. Make the best jump attack according to the enemy’s position. ●More than 50 types of enemies! There are many enemies with unique appearances and movements. Identify their characteristics and attack them efficiently. ●Collect JP (=Junk Points) to strengthen your character! You can strengthen your character by spending the points you earn in battle. Strengthen your attack or your defense? It is up to you to decide which you want to prioritize. ●Characters and stories that color the world Jet, a half-android created by Dr. Arc to stop the ambitions of the evil organization Violet. The story revolving around Jet will liven up the gameplay. ●Fun after clearing the game A dedicated mode that becomes available after clearing the main game. Enjoy “JETMAN” to the fullest!

Rayland (eastasiasoft, 13th Jul, £3.59 / €3.99) – The inhabitants of Rayland use the energy from the Domus to survive, and to transport this energy they use a Reflectus, a type of equipment that reflects the rays to other Domus. Your mission is to help the inhabitants of Rayland to transport the energy of the Domus through the various lands contained in the path. For this, you must correctly position the Reflectus and rotate them so the energy rays reach the necessary Domus. Rayland features a variety of brain teasers about reflecting a beam of light around an isometric playfield from one point to another. The emitter and receiver are stationary, and it’s your task to reposition mirror-like reflector panels to direct the course of the beam. Gameplay is simple, but the challenge is increasingly high. Do you have what it takes to clear them all?

Running on Magic (MeteorbyteStudios, 14th Jul, £4.79 / €4.99) – Far far away in some magic realm a mage is running hard to escape. Grim Reaper is upon him. Luckily for him, the clumsy reaper is not in a hurry. But, for how long? In Running on Magic you take control of a desperate mage in an obstacle course to avoid Grim Reaper. Jump over blob creatures using your flying powers and survive to the end in this runner platformer featuring vibrant pixel art and dynamically created levels. Jumping challenges. Make your way by jumping over pits and platforms in a game meant to be accessible to every player. Aerial action. Jump, float and stomp to surpass every obstacle. Collect magic spread throughout the level to fuel these abilities and adapt to any situation. Beautiful sceneries rendered in pixel art and catchy music to follow along. Discover each of the 5 themed worlds. A small story with a humorous touch. Meet the Grim Reaper as they try to convince the mage to come with them and fail everytime.

SENGOKU Princess ~天下統一は姫武将と共に~ (CyberStep, 14th Jul, £15.99 / €17.85) – “SENGOKU Princess ~天下統一は姫武将と共に~” is a story about a hero who travels back in time to the Sengoku period and aims for unification of Japan while living a sweet life with a warlord in a female body, a warlord princess. This bishoujo game released in 2020 under the brand, “Momoiro Pocket”, has been remade for the “CS Novel Club” platform so that it can be enjoyed by people of various ages around the world. ◆Introduction Where. . . am I? Don’t tell me this is the…Sengoku period! ? If you do not want to die, serve me. All my enemies will perish. Meet Nobunaga, the “Warlord Princess”, Shingen, Kenshin, Mitsuhide, and Ranmaru from the Sengoku period― and survive the upheaval! ◆Synopsis Keitaro Sudo has traveled back in time to the Sengoku period, and a beautiful girl who calls herself Nobunaga Oda appears before him! ? Keitaro decides to live in the Sengoku period surrounded by warlord princesses. . .

Shred! Remastered (ASBO Interactive, 15th Jul, £5.99 / €6.49) – With flowy level design and addictive gameplay – every inch of trail will keep you on the edge and keep you coming back for more! A total remake of “Shred! 1” remade with love, from the ground up. “Flowy” level design based around the “pump” mechanic makes for a fun, addictive and authentic MTB gameplay experience Over 30 gnarly trails inspired by real world locations, video segments and MTB culture! A Zero BS experience. . . Shred! Remastered’s “pickup and play” appeal is ideal for a quick adrenalin fix! Bike geeks can nerd out over the references to MTB culture and licensed in-game products from Orange, Halo, Gusset and TSG. “Get your Shred on” to the awesome soundtrack

Super Toy Cars 1 & 2 Bundle (Eclipse Games , 14th Jul, £17.99 / €19.99) – Super Toy Cars and Super Toy Cars 2 are now available bundled together. Enjoy both games from this series where you can race over a total of 33 different tracks from a unique point of view. Experience arcade racing controlling small toy cars and advance through burgers the size of trucks, or drift your way around a drumset in a music studio. In Super Toy Cars 2 you can even get some of these objects and throw them around the track and see how your opponents crash against them thanks to the new power-ups and destruction system of the latest game in the series. To sum it up, in this bundle you’ll race thousands of inches driving your favourite toy cars and causing mayhem all over the place.

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SUPER UFO FIGHTER (Phoenixx, 14th Jul, £9.29 / €9.99) – The space sport “SUPER UFO FIGHTER” is all the rage in the galaxy. And UFO pilots, known as Shuforians, are battling it out today! ◆Shuforians compete in intense 1v1 battles for supremacy! Deposit the “target” item into your goal to score. The key to victory is to control the stage items! Use your shwoop beam to collect the target before your rival and bring it home! Or use the beam to intercept, throw, and attack your opponent! Anything goes when trying to get the prize! Use the stage gimmicks and special items to your advantage to win! ◆Play alone, or together with friends online! Or hand a Joy-Con™ to a friend to play local battles! Multiple modes and settings for online play! ◆And much more! Need to practice? Jump in the training mode to study new UFOs. Or check your progress as a Shuforian in the Collection Mode!

Superola Champion Edition (JanduSoft, 14th Jul, £3.81 / €4.24) – Superola Champion Edition is a challenging runner-style platforming adventure, in which you’ll have to guide a burger loving llama in its quest to defeat the Hotdog Aliens and recover the stolen hamburgers. . . before they get cold! Explore 10 worlds with over 70 super challenging stages, unlock all the costumes and map’s secrets, fight boss battles, clear bonus rounds and compete with up to 4 friends! – Over 70 stages with tons of secrets and costumes to unlock – Choose between 4K cartoon graphics or retro pixel art – Super challenging platforming, leaderboards & achievements – 4 Player split-screen VS – Bonus Alpaca’s Redemption game included – Remastered and chiptune original soundtracks

Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown (Tin Man Games, 14th Jul, £13.94 / €15.29) – Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown is a role playing adventure that brings tabletop gaming to life. Take a seat at the magical table, captain the helm, and lead your party of scoundrels as they venture through a world of swashbuckling and sorcery. – Embark on a narrative-driven campaign featuring a fully-voiced Dungeon Master companion, who appears as a mechanical talking bird called Arbitrix. – Guide a party of four scoundrels through a captivating story that is shaped by important world-changing choices! – Battle, charm or sneak your way through more than 24 enthralling encounters. – Tactical turn-based combat and encounters feature dice, cards, skill checks and over 40 different types of enemy. – Each scoundrel has their own skill and stat upgrade path. Choose different abilities each time you play. – The magical table transforms before your eyes, building new game boards and playing environments. – Inspired by the nostalgia of classic tabletop games!

The Last Run: Dead Zombie Shooter (T-Bull, 16th Jul, £6.99 / €7.99) – Evil is everywhere. Stand up to fight massive hordes of zombies. Thrilling battles await you in ruined cities with no return. You need to prepare a weapon and an appropriate supply of ammunition, survive the fight with the living dead, and reach the base where you can replenish your supplies and feel safe…but not for long. Your goal is to destroy the demon responsible for the unleashed hell. The fate of humankind is in your hands, there is no time to waste!

Universal Flight Simulator (Pix Arts, 15th Jul, £9.99 / €9.99) – Fasten your seatbelts and be ready for the most realistic and beautiful flight of your life! Universal Flight Simulator will let you pilot from old dusters to modern jets and helicopter. Free flight or Race the circuits, achieve best times and unlock new missions!

Vzerthos: The Heir of Thunder (DarkDes Labs, 14th Jul, £4 / €4.49) – Player’s arsenal includes skills of the Thunder God’s heir and three types of guns – use them to slice and dice, burn and blow up your enemies! Hero under the player’s control must rescue a kidnapped princess Se’Vera from the evil Baron Vakhzon. Not only the guards of Baron attack Vzerthos, but his ally Messenger took his magical powers by order of the Thunder God. Now the heir should return his power, to break into Vakhzon castle and rescue the princess! (Princess is exactly in this castle! )

WORTH LIFE (HAKAMA, 14th Jul, £19.99 / €19.99) – Strange incidents have been occurring across the land ever since the crystals in reach region lost their light. As one of the 30 summoned by the king, it is your duty to find a solution to the kingdom’s plight. Playing as one of 30 individuals summoned by the king, WORTH LIFE sees you set off on a journey to save the kingdom from a terrible fate. During your quest, you’ll be able to raise crops on vacant lots you come across, and build houses for people in need. You’ll even be able to take up your sword and bow to face off against monsters. Forge your own path to restoring prosperity and happiness to the kingdom!

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