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This week's European downloads - August 9 (Dead Cells, Overcooked! 2 and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Dead Cells (Motion Twin) - €24.99/£22.49
Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what's happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game

Overcooked! 2 (Team17) - €24.99/£19.99
Out of the frying pan, into the fire… You’ve saved the world from the Ever Peckish. Now a new threat has arisen and it’s time to get back in the kitchen to stave off the hunger of The Unbread!

OKAMI HD (CAPCOM) - €19.99/£15.99
Experience this acclaimed masterpiece with its renowned Sumi-e ink art style in breath-taking high resolution. Take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. Use magical abilities, attacks and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and colour.

Loot Monkey: Bling Palace (Tackorama) - €6.00/£5.00
Loot Monkey: Bling Palace is the sequel to Loot Monkey and builds on the sweet essence of 1980s video games with colourful modern graphics, designed to look great at 1080p. There is also original cheesy synth music and constant taunts from his master, the Evil Overlord (he just wants all the blingy loot).

Flipping Death (Zoink Games) - €19.99/£17.99
When Penny dies under mysterious circumstances, she wakes up and finds herself filling in for DEATH HIMSELF! This temp job comes with a new power - the ability to flip between the worlds of the living and the dead! In this puzzling platformer, she’ll need that - and her wits - if she ever hopes to unravel the mystery of her demise.

In Between (Headup Games) - €11.99/£9.99
In Between is an atmospheric, award-winning platformer where you solve mind-bending puzzles by manipulating your surroundings and gravity itself.

Slam Land (Bread Machine) - €7.99/£7.19
SLAM LAND, a magnificent new 4-player couch fighting/party game by Bread Machine Games.
Select your fighter and punch, grab and DOUNK! your way through a surreal world overseen by a benevolent giant whose only amusement in life is to witness sporting and majestic slams.

Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition - The Card Warriors (Headup Games) - €6.99/£6.99
Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition  introduces a roster of 12 very different characters all competing to become the greatest Blackjack player of all time.

Toby: The Secret Mine (Headup Games) - €9.99/£7.99
Go with Toby on an eerie adventure in a dark and creepy world full of dangerous situations, enemies and challenging puzzles.

ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 4 (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
“METAL SLUG 4” is an action shooting game released by SNK in 2002 and it marks as the fifth title in the METAL SLUG series. In addition to Marco and Fio, the brand new characters, Trevor and Nadia have joined the battle! Use the new items effectively and get the highest score with the new Metallish System!

Arcade Archives Kid’s Horehore Daisakusen (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
'Kid's Horehore Daisakusen' is an action game that was released from Nichibutsu in 1987.

Kid, who has been drawn into the space-time labyrinth from the 23 century, fights to escape from a large track of the enemy in order to return to the present day. Players defeat enemies with dropping in holes with using items, to escape from the times, such as primitive times and the Edo era and contemporary.

BlobCat (BySamb) - €9.99/£8.99
In BlobCat it's your job to protect the DiceMice! Place arrows and guide the Dicemice to the Micehole! But beware, the naive BlobCats are rolling around (not quite at the speed of sound)!

Megaton Rainfall (Pentadimensional) - €15.99/£14.39
Megaton Rainfall is a first-person superhero game. A global alien invasion is taking place and you must face it – alone. Chase massive destruction devices at supersonic speeds around an Earth that's as large as the real thing and populated with semi-procedurally generated cities.

Minit (Devolver Digital) - €9.99/£8.99
Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.

Shut Eye (Forever Entertainment) - €3.99/£3.59
Play as a young child, who is away from her parents. The girl has suffered from anxiety most of her life, which lead to confusion and an exuberant imagination. Survive the night and keep your anxiety level down, as throughout the night you will experience the true meaning of what a child's imagination can be.

SubaraCity (Flyhigh Works) - €5.00/£4.49
SubaraCity on Nintendo Switch offers a new twist for puzzle game fans, combining careful planning with relaxing gameplay. You’re not just matching blocks, but you’re city building at the same time!

The Amazing Shinsengumi: Heroes in Love (D3 Publisher) - €11.99/£10.79
A romance game for women where you fall in love with members of the famed Shinsengumi. Which of the Shinsengumi members will you fall for? Featuring character designs by popular artist for women's media, Nagaoka.

Unexplored (Digerati) - €15.00/£13.49 (€13.50/£12.14 until August 16)
Descend into the depths of the Dungeon of Doom and complete your quest: steal the Amulet of Yendor from the fearsome dragon and make it out alive. Unexplored is the roguelite that feels like a roguelike. An accessible yet challenging action RPG that has won praise for its revolutionary level generation tech.

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ Open Beta (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, available August 10) - Free
Join the OPEN BETA now to get a first punchy glimpse at what DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ has to offer. Partnering with Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay.

Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call (Artifex Mundi, available August 10) - €14.99/£13.49 (€13.49/£12.14 until August 18)
When Sarah Black, curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a package from a mysterious messenger, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict.

TETRA’s Escape (Ratalaika Games, available August 10) - €4.99/£4.99 (€3.99/£3.99 until August 19)
Blocks named Tetras and it is down to the players to all that they can, to save them and make the most out of their special ability. Via the means of shape-shifting, Tetras can turn into different Tetrominos and used to fill holes and master puzzles, in an attempt to reach the portal on the other side of the level.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo (SEGA USA) - Free
Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on Squad E of the Federation. Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight for freedom in this desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.


Downloadable Content

BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE - Additional Characters Pack 4 (PQube Limited) - €4.49/£3.69
This DLC adds 'Izayoi', 'Mitsuru Kirijo', and 'Merkava' to the BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE playable character roster.

BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE - Additional Characters Pack 5 (PQube Limited) - €4.49/£3.69
This DLC adds 'Mai', 'Akihiko Sanada', and 'Yuzuriha' to the BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE playable character roster.

BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE - Additional Characters Pack 6 (PQube Limited) - €4.49/£3.69
This DLC adds 'Nine the Phantom', 'Labrys', and 'Mika' to the BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE playable character roster.

The Escapists 2 - The Glorious Regime (Team17 Digital) - €3.99/£2.79
Experience the thrill of escaping the hidden compound deep in the jungle. You’ll need determination and drive to avoid the unquestioningly devoted guards, constant surveillance, and the illustrious Leader himself, in your bid for freedom.

The Lost Child: Fruits of Wisdom (NIS America) - €0.99/£0.89
This content adds the Fruits of Wisdom Set, which includes:
- Karma Powder: Evil x1
- Karma Powder: Dual x1
- Karma Powder: Good x1
- Five-Colored Brush x10

The Lost Child: Heavenly 7 Set (NIS America) - €0.99/£0.89
This content adds the Heavenly 7 Set, which includes:
- Sacrifice Talisman x1
- Cultish Holy Water x1
- Five-Colored Brush x1
- Golden Apple x1
- Tengu Cover x1
- Broom x1
- Elder God Seal x1

The Lost Child: Light of Blessing Set (NIS America) - €0.99/£0.89
This content adds the Light of Blessing Set, which includes:
- Karma Powder: Evil x1
- Karma Powder: Dual x1
- Karma Powder: Good x1
- Cup of Hygieia x1
- Medical-Grade Liquor x3
- Elder One's Tears x3

Urban Trial Playground - Even MORE Style Pack (Tate Multimedia) - €0.99/£0.89
We said that customization is the key to win with style. Well, now we give you even more options to look and ride LIKE A BOSS!

This DLC pack contains 10 new motorbike parts, and 22 new clothes for riders, so you can pimp your bike and your rider even more.

WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom: Banner Set (althi) - €3.33/£2.99
Banner Set: Roselle, Galfin, Dhorme, Farm, Regal and Shiznee.

A hanging banner with the crest of the (Imperial Knight Guardsmen, Mountain Corps, Scolars' Association, Farming Society, royale, Church of Shiznee) sewn on.

*You can buy it at any time in the game shop (General Store in Yano Market) when you purchase it.


Pre-orders

The World Ends With You -Final Remix- (Nintendo) - €49.99/£39.99
Pre-Order until 11/10/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: When the main character, Neku, suddenly encounters the mysterious girl Shiki, he gets caught up in a deadly game – he’ll be erased from existence if he can’t complete a series of twisted tasks. Tear into each rhythmic battle using the game’s traditional touch controls or Joy-Con controllers for a fresh style of combat! The action-RPG will also include a sizeable new scenario that gets right to the heart of the story.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 (SEGA) - €59.99/£49.99
Pre-Order until 24/09/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on Squad E of the Federation. Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends set out to fight for freedom in this desperate war, but bone-chilling blizzards, waves of imperial soldiers, and the godlike powers of the Valkyria stand between them and victory.

Red’s Kingdom (Rising Star Games) - €9.99/£8.99 (€8.99/£8.09 until August 16)
Pre-Order until 16/08/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: Mad King Mac has always caused trouble for his subjects, but stealing Red's winter stash of acorns, his prized golden nut AND kidnapping his father? That's going too far! Help lead Red on a journey across the land in search of his missing nuts, overcoming obstacles and unlocking abilities in this charmingly epic isometric puzzle adventure!

Manual Samuel (Curve Digital) - €9.99/£8.99
Pre-Order until 16/08/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: An adventure game with a twist. Death’s deal means Sam must survive a day controlling his entire body manually. Breathing, blinking & driving, all these tasks fall to you.

Sigi - A Fart for Melusina (Sometimes You) - €4.99/£4.49 (€4.49/£4.04 until September 7)
Pre-Order until 07/09/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: Super tight gameplay and wonderful pixel graphics make Sigi a light-hearted and loving 8-bit adventure to enjoy.

Behind The Screen (COSEN) - €8.99/£8.09 (€8.09/£7.24 until August 23)
Pre-Order until 23/08/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: “Behind The Screen” is a suspense puzzle action game, set in Taiwan of an age when the internet was still not common, tracing the life of “a certain murderer”, seeking the truth which has been bent and can no longer be distinguished.

Claws of Furry (Terahard Studios) - €9.99/£8.99
Pre-Order until 03/09/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: Claws of Furry creates a blend of today's fast paced action with classic arcade Beat'em up badassery.

Defunct (Soedesco) - €14.99/£13.49 (€12.99/£11.69 until September 8)
Pre-Order until 12/09/2018, 23:59 local time
Game description: You are a broken robot that accidentally falls out of a giant cargo ship onto a post-human Earth, now inhabited by robots. You have to get back to your ship before it’s too late!

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Steel Crate Games) - €14.99/£13.49 (€13.49/£12.14 until August 23)
Pre-Order until 16/08/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But there’s a catch: the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!

Shio (Coconut Island Games) - €10.49/£9.49 (€8.39/£7.59 until August 23)
Pre-Order until 23/08/2018, 08:59 local time

Game description: “Shio” is a challenging platformer game in which you deep and moving story by jumping from lantern to lantern. If you like to challenge yourself, you will like Shio as well!

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders (Atypical Games) - €9.99/£8.99
Pre-Order until 23/08/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: You’ll participate in visceral dogfights, protect cities and fleets, bomb enemy structures and even fly through tunnels. Everything is set up in accurately recreated real life locations like Pearl Harbour, Coast of Dover, Midway, Germany and France.

Detective Gallo (MixedBag, available August 10) - €14.99/£13.49 (€12.74/£11.46 until August 17)
Pre-Order until 17/08/2018, 15:59 CEST

Game description: Detective Gallo is a point&click comic-noir adventure that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated, and whose protagonist is a feathered and grumpy private eye struggling with a very tricky case, bizarre characters, and puzzles that will put his insight and patience to the test.

Spectrum (Digerati Distribution) - €11.99/£10.79 (€9.59/£8.63 until August 30)
Pre-Order until 19/08/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: Spectrum is a unique platform game set in a stunning abstract world. Jump, dive and find your flow to skilfully navigate through 80 ingenious levels of shifting shapes and vibrant colours. Stylish visuals combine with an atmospheric soundtrack to create an immersive experience of pure, zen-focus platforming.

Flood of Light (Indienova) - €4.99/£4.49
Pre-Order until 23/08/2018, 14:59 CEST

Game description: You control a mysterious girl who arrives at a city that is completely flooded with water. Only she possesses the ability to control light. By using the girl's supernatural power, you can solve various puzzles to gradually make the water recede and ultimately save the city.


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Double Breakout (nuGame) - €7.00/£6.00
Double Breakout is a breakout game which combines game mechanics from a traditional breakout game and a pong game.

Comments

This was a good week for me, picked up Dead Cells and got 20% off cause I preloaded. It's such a good game, I've been having a lot of fun with it the last few days! Smile

€25 for Dead Cells and Overcooked 2 for me is too high, regardless of quality. €20 is my limit for generally for Indie games, though when I think about it, I'm sure I paid more for the likes of Shovel Knight and Yooka-Laylee.

I'm really pissed that we don't get a physical copy of Okami iver here. Like I should just tmorder it from Japan. It has English texts I hope, or I really have to up my Japanese skills.

But damn I want that game on Switch ASAP. Both motion AND touch controlls....

the physical version of Okami in Japan does have english localization. I snatched up a copy for import as soon as I heard that a while ago.

OMFG OMFG OMFG!!!!! Thank you! =) Play Asia or something?

tetrodox
Sun Aug 12 18 01:59pm
(Updated 1 time)

yes, they have it available iirc. I got mine through a japanese shopping service just to save a buck or two.
oh, and in case you missed it and are interested, Taiko Drum Master for Switch is also physical in Japan and has english language support

ありがとうございます

;)

(No idea how GN.com takes Japanese stuff!)

I would love a demo for Taiko so I can get a better idea of it. Never played any of them. But all this just made me think a bit. Seems like several games in Japan get th Englsih treatment these days. I got Gal Gun 2 (sue me!) from the Japanese eShop even and just don't understand why it took so long to localize it. It's a finished translation and all.

Back to Okami... I also saw the LP set with art book and all available. And OMFG I need that in my life! But that one costs....

Thanks for the head's up! =)

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