This week's European downloads - March 8 (Flinthook, EARTHLOCK and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Flinthook (Tribute Games) - €12.25/£10.99

Live the life of space captain Flinthook! Armed with your mighty hookshot, your uncanny slow-motion powers and your trusty blasma pistol, plunder and fight your way through an infinite variety of randomly-assembled spaceships for treasure, loot and fame!

Flinthook is a fast action-platformer with “roguelike” elements. You can become space’s greatest pirate with your hookshot, pistol and slowmo powers!

Fear Effect Sedna (SQUARE ENIX) - €19.95/£15.99 (€17.95/£14.39 until March 20)
This is the quintessential sequel for existing fans and a perfect starting point for newcomers.

•         The Fear Effect: When your fear meter rises, you will be more susceptible to injury but will receive a boosted damage output and special abilities. Deny fear with stealth and strategy through the new isometric viewpoint and Tactical Pause feature.

•         Enter the spirit realm: Encounter mystical forces of the Inuit and supernatural creatures of the spirit realm. Will you dare to face the unexpected?

NORTH (Sometimes You) - €2.99/£2.69
In NORTH you play a man who applies for asylum in a city filled with strange creatures and strange customs.

Dealing with the issue of the contemporary refugee crisis while at the same time being deeply rooted in a classical cyberpunk atmosphere, NORTH features a dark synthpop soundtrack, a sprawling mega-city and weird monster-like inhabitants.


“REAL BOUT FATAL FURY” is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995.

Using the previous system as a base, isolating the Sweep Button, the inclusion of Combination Attacks,

and other elements such as ring outs make for an even speedier and tempo-based play style.

Sixteen fighters battle it out to see who is the strongest.

30-in-1 Game Collection: Volume 1 (Teyon) - €14.99/£13.49
Defend your village against Vikings, climb to the top of the tower and overcome obstacles, play a round of hockey, switch colors and pass safely through gates, or play the classics such as snake, memory or cup game!

Bit Dungeon+ (Dolores Ent.) - €8.99/£8.09
You and your beloved friend were captured by demons...

You wake up what seems like hours, maybe even days later trapped in a prison cell, and your friend is missing. You find a sword in your cell and vow revenge against the beasts who took your friend - the quest to find your friend one and destroy the demons begins!

Bleed 2 (Digerati) - €14.99/£13.49
A furiously fun and fast-paced arcade action game, Bleed 2 welcomes back pink-haired heroine Wryn, the world’s greatest – and only remaining – hero, as she fights to defend the globe from an invading force of villains. Master the art of air-dodging and bullet-reflecting to stylishly take down a relentless barrage of bad guys and bosses (and naughty kitties!), and make sure Wryn lives up to her title as the greatest hero of all time!

EARTHLOCK (Snowcastle Games) - €24.99/£22.49
Enter a beautiful world haunted by its fateful past and join a party of unlikely heroes on their journey to rescue Amon's uncle from an ancient cult and uncover the secret of EARTHLOCK.

I, Zombie (Awesome Games) - €4.99/£4.49
Once you were a human, like everyone else, but that doesn’t matter anymore. Your sole purpose is simple – eat as many brains as possible and turn everyone into your kind. Become a leader of your horde and infect all the humans on the map. Whenever you turn another poor human being into a brainless, green-skinned creature, you gain full control over their existence. You can command your horde to attack armed soldiers, infect helpless civilians, follow you, or await orders. Each scenario requires a different tactical approach and careful planning to achieve world domination.

Midnight Deluxe (Ratalaika Games) - €4.99/£4.99 (€3.99/£3.99 until March 18)
Use your controller or touch-screen controls, to launch Midnight into the night sky, but watch out! The world of Midnight is a dangerous one thanks to the likes of spikes, circular saws and plenty of other dangerous objects and even if you do manage to get Midnight into the safe zone, to advance to the next level, there’s the added challenge of trying to complete each level in the least amount of shots as possible to get all three Stars.

Steredenn: Binary Stars (Plug In Digital) - €12.99/£11.99
Steredenn: Binary Stars is an award-winning mashup of a shmup and a rogue-like, carved in big beautiful pixels, with insane boss battles. Fly solo or co-op with a friend, fighting off the worst scourges of space in a never-ending struggle for survival.

Steredenn: Binary Stars is the expanded version of Steredenn. Enjoy infinite replayability and unforgiving gameplay through intense boss fights, (almost) randomly generated environments, twisted space events and a massive arsenal of weapons.

The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya (D3 Publisher) - €14.99/£13.49

"The Men of Yoshiwara: Ohgiya" is a popular romance game in Japan aimed at a female audience. Step into the pleasure district of Yoshiwara with the roles of male and female reversed and enjoy a heart-rending love story.

World Conqueror X (CIRCLE Ent.) - €9.99/£8.99 (€8.99/£8.09 until March 8)
This entry in the long-running series offers varied missions, with a strong focus on history to add intrigue to each battle.

Across dozens of battles and multiple modes you manage a diverse range of troops and military units in turn-based conflict, utilising advanced strategies such as air defenses, while always being mindful of battlefield environments and cities. You can level up your HQ, capture enemy strongholds and also strengthen your own cities, build landmarks and gain access to powerful Generals. Battles take place on the ground, at sea and in the air, requiring careful strategy for victory.

Scribblenauts Showdown (WB Games, available March 9) - €39.99/£34.99

It’s Scribblenauts, party-style! Use your imagination and go head-to-head in the ultimate multiplayer showdown! Enjoy a party-style Scribblenauts experience, conjuring from over 35,000 objects from the vast Scribblenauts dictionary to outsmart your opponent in over 25 mini-games!

Kona (Koch Media, available March 9) - €19.99/£17.99
Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won't soon forget.

One Eyed Kutkh (Sometimes You, available March 9) - €4.99/£4.49
A single traveler on his way home crashes on a mysterious planet. To continue his journey, he'll have to get to the ninth heaven, deceive the Sun and the Moon and steal their space-boats.

Spy Chameleon (Unfinished Pixel, available March 9) - €7.99/£7.19 (€6.99/£6.25 until March 16)
Don't let the comic look fool you. Being a good RGB agent requires a lot of talent.

Spy Chameleon is an arcade-puzzle game where the player must avoid being seen thanks to the chameleon's ability to change colors and camouflage.

TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom (DigiPen Game Stu, available March 9) - €19.99/£17.99
TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom is a platform puzzle game that introduces Bebo, Deephi, Slimmie, Smarts, Willis and Sparky the Turtle. Master new gameplay with multi-character control and turtle-linking, environment manipulation, item deployment and match 3 mechanics that make challenges even more fresh, intense and fun! They are aided by ‘The Genie’, who is an airborne support turtle that you can use to manipulate the game world and enhance the abilities of the turtles!

Downloadable Content

Rocket League - DC Super Heroes DLC Pack (Psyonix) - €3.38/£3.00

Experience the ultimate DC Comics crossover as two classic Bat(tle)-Cars from 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises and 1989’s Batman come to Rocket League!

Also included: more than 20 customization items and player banners based on Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and other popular characters!

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle - Chibi-Chara (NIS America, available March 9) - €0.99/£0.89
This adds an optional in-game theme that changes the appearance of Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle characters to a chibi-style. Play along with the adorable chibi characters.


Bombslinger (Plug In Digital) - €11.99/£10.79

Pre-Order until 11/04/2018 14:59 CEST

Game description: Wear the poncho of the Bombslinger, a ruthless bandit turned peaceful rancher on a quest to avenge the murder of his missus and destruction of his ranch at the hands of his former posse.

Bomb your way through hordes of enemies and master the classic bomb-slinging gameplay in a solo adventure with procedurally generated levels, character progression with skill upgrades, and a variety of offensive and defensive items.

Outlast 2 (Red Barrels) - €29.99/£26.99
Pre-Order until 27/03/2018, 09:59 CEST

Game description: Outlast 2 is the sequel to the survival horror game Outlast. Set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets.

Outlast 2 introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town, deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times and you’re right in the thick of it.

Gekido Kintaro's Revenge (NAPS Team) - €14.99/£13.49 (€12.74/£11.46 until March 21)
Pre-Order until 22/03/2018, 14:59 CET

Game description: A year has passed since the epic battle that decided the fate of mankind and claimed the life of the beloved Angela. Dark omens once again tell of the return of an evil presence. Ushi is the last remaining master of the ancient art of Shin-Ken, and he calls upon Tetsuo, his disciple and adopted son, to investigate some strange happenings in a faraway farming village outside the city.

Sparkle 3 Genesis (Forever Entertainment) - €4.99/£4.49 (€4.49/£4.04 until March 15)
Pre-Order until 15/03/2018 14:59 CET

Game description: Step into the amazing world of Sparkle and take the evolution into your own hands. Discover a surreal ocean thriving with life, with conditions perfect to grow and evolve. Play as a tiny Spark of life, and start a journey filled with quests and battles against powerful bosses. Collect micro-elements, complete missions and stand on top of the food chain!

Special offers
Energy Invasion (EvgeniyKolpakov) - €2.39/£2.15 (Ends March 12, normally €2.99/£2.69)
I and Me (Ratalaika Games) - €7.99/£7.19 (Ends March 18, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Darkest Dungeon (Red Hook Studios) - €19.79/£16.19 (Ends March 12, normally €21.99/£17.99)
Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court  (Red Hook Studios) - €8.09/£7.19 (Ends March 12, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Darkest Dungeon: The Shieldbreaker (Red Hook Studios) - €3.14/£2.69 (Ends March 12, normally €3.49/£2.99)
Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition (Red Hook Studios) - €27.89/£23.39 (Ends March 12, normally €30.99/£25.99)
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal (Badland Games) - €15.99/£14.39 (Ends March 21, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today (Badland Games) - €11.99/£10.79 (Ends March 21, normally €14.99/£13.49)
Sparkle 2 Evo (Forever Entertainment) - €1.24/£1.12 (Ends March 22, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Violett (Forever Entertainment) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends March 22, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Baseball Riot (10tons) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends March 14, normally €4.99/£4.49)
OPUS: The Day We Found Earth (Flyhigh Works) - €4.00/£3.59 (Ends March 22, normally €5.00/£4.49)
Tachyon Project (Eclipse Games) - €7.99/£7.19 (Ends March 19, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Gunhouse (Other Ocean Group) - €8.65/£7.99 (Ends March 23, normally €12.99/£11.99)
Mutant Mudds Collection (Atooi) - €6.49/£5.49 (Ends March 29, normally €12.99/£10.99)
Letter Quest Remastered (Digerati) - €11.99/£10.79 (Permanent, was €12.99/£11.69)

Permanent Conditional Discount
Fear Effect Sedna (SQUARE ENIX) - €16.95/£13.59 for owners of Qbik, Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back, Sparkle 2 EVO, Millie, Hollow, Violett or Frederic: Resurrection of Music (normally €19.95/£15.99)
Frederic: Resurrection of Music (Forever Entertainment) - €2.99/£2.69 if you own Fear Effect Sedna (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back (Forever Entertainment) - €2.49/£1.99 if you own Fear Effect Sedna (normally €4.99/£3.99)
Hollow (Forever Entertainment) - €9.99/£8.99 if you own Fear Effect Sedna (normally €19.99/£17.99)
Millie (Forever Entertainment) - €2.49/£2.24 if you own Fear Effect Sedna (normally €4.99/£4.49)
Qbik (Forever Entertainment) - €2.49/£2.24 if you own Fear Effect Sedna (normally €4.99/£4.49)
Sparkle 2 Evo (Forever Entertainment) - €2.49/£2.24 if you own Fear Effect Sedna (normally €4.99/£4.49)
Violett (Forever Entertainment) - €4.99/£4.49 if you own Fear Effect Sedna (normally €9.99/£8.99)
Sparkle 2 Evo (Forever Entertainment) - €1.24/£1.12 if you own Sparkle 3 Genesis (normally €4.99/£4.49)
Sparkle 3 Genesis (Forever Entertainment) - €1.24/£1.12 if you own Sparkle 3 Genesis (normally €4.99/£4.49)
Sparkle 3 Genesis (Forever Entertainment) - €2.49/£2.24 if you own Millie, Qbik, Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back, Hollow, Violett or Frederic: Resurrection of Music (normally €4.99/£4.49)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Cycle of Eternity: Space Anomaly (RandomSpin, New 3DS only) - €4.99/£4.49

The story is twisted around three graduates of the space fleet, who fell into a time trap. Trying to get home they get into an even bigger mess. Fight with enemies, improve your ships, go through the story and try to free your heroes from the space trap!

Classic turn-based RPG with the unusual story in the space.

Special offers
Infinite Golf (Petite Games, New 3DS only) - €0.99/£0.89 (Ends March 22, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fairune (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99 (Ends March 29, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition (Ratalaika Games) - €2.00/£1.80 (Ends March 21, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Go! Go! Kokopolo (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.89 (Ends March 29, normally €5.99/£5.79)
Music on: Electric Guitar (Abylight) - €0.99/£0.94 (Ends March 22, normally €1.99/£1.89)
Petit Novel series - Harvest December (CIRCLE Ent.) - €7.99/£7.89 (Ends March 29, normally €11.99/£11.89)
PixelMaker (Nostatic Software) - €3.35/£2.99 (Ends March 22, normally €4.49/£3.99)
Tappingo (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99 (Ends March 29, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Tappingo 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99 (Ends March 29, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Akaoni Studio) - €6.30/£5.67 (Ends April 5, normally €7.00/£6.30)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Special offers

3Souls (Red Column) - €0.90/£0.80 (Ends April 5, normally €3.60/£3.20)
Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition (Ratalaika Games) - €2.00/£1.80 (Ends March 21, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Block Zombies! (Nostatic Software) - €4.39/£3.65 (Ends March 22, normally €5.49/£4.59)
PixelMaker (Nostatic Software) - €3.35/£2.99 (Ends March 22, normally €4.49/£3.99)


Scribblenauts Showdown is the only real standout title for me this week. Then maybe Bleed 2 and Earthlock to a lesser degree. Speaking of Earthlock, why is it €25 on Switch when it released on the Wii U eShop not too long ago where it costs €10?


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