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This week's European downloads - November 8/9 (Moonlighter, World of Final Fantasy and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Moonlighter (11 bit studios) - €24.99/£22.49
Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero.

World of Final Fantasy Maxima (Square Enix) - €39.99/£34.99
Originally released in October 2016, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY is now available on Nintendo Switch as the powered-up FINAL FANTASY Maxima!

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two (Telltale Games) - €44.99/£39.99
Now that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more...complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade…

Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft) - €19.99/£16.00
This is the story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of the characters will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion.

SkyTime (Sometimes You) - €2.99/£2.69
SkyTime is a 3D platformer in which you slow time, dodge bullets, destroy turrets, and overcome obstacles!

Carnival Games (2K) - €39.99/£34.99
Carnival Games brings the party back for the entire family – now for the first time on Nintendo Switch!

GRIP (Wired Productions) - €39.99/£31.49 (€35.99/£34.99 if you own Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL or Vostok Inc.)
GRIP is a high octane, hardcore combat racer, packing ferocious speed and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons. Harnessing gravity defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish weapons, GRIP delivers the fastest, most competitive racing experience ever.

BRAWLHALLA (Ubisoft) - Free
Brawlhalla is an epic free-to-play platform fighting game. Join casual free-for-alls, queue for ranked matches, or make a custom room with your friends.

Chalk Dash Carnival (SAT-BOX) - €6.18/£5.40 (€5.56/£4.86 until November 20)
Guide the stick figures running about the blackboard to the finish line! You can scrawl chalk lines directly onto the screen by using the touch controls! Don't go falling into holes or getting skewered by spikes!

Full Metal Furies (Cellar Door Games) - €19.99/£14.99 (€14.99/£11.24 until November 25)
FULL METAL FURIES puts an emphasis on team play with a unique combat system where everyone is important. Work together to defeat special enemies, string organics combos to deal massive damage, and save a war-torn world that is battling itself to extinction.

Road Redemption (Tripwire Interactive) - €19.99/£17.99
In the fiery remnants of a once-vibrant world, gangs battle for dominance across war-torn highways. When a motorcycle assassin takes out the boss of the richest weapons cartel, the cartel offers a bounty of wealth beyond imagination for the assassin’s head.

Rogue Legacy (Cellar Door Games) - €14.99/£10.99
Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero. Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo-- they could even be a dwarf.

Shadow of Loot Box (Ratalaika Games) - €7.99/£7.99 (€6.39/£6.39 until November 17)
Each level of this shooter is a reference to a popular trend in the modern game development industry. Will you be able to overcome the thorny path full of microtransactions, loot boxes and bugs, resisting the temptation to use the in-game store?

Solitaire (Bigben Interactive) - €9.99/£8.79
Rediscover the classic card game, finally in a digital version that everyone can play! Arrange the cards from Ace to King in the 3 most popular game modes and spend an enjoyable moment indulging in your favourite pastime.

The Shapeshifting Detective (Wales Interactive) - €12.99/£9.99 (€10.39/£7.99 until November 20)
The Shapeshifting Detective is a supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game. Play as a detective and investigate the murder by shapeshifting into any character. Even the next victim.

CricktoGame: Nintendo Switch Edition (Polygon-e) - €4.99/£4.99
CricktoGame is the game of skill in solving puzzles that will take you to a new level of fun. It’s easy to play and fun for all ages. A good game with a unique mechanics in the world and that will train your mind and will take you to new entertainment fees.

Deru - The Art of Cooperation (Ink Kit) - €14.99/£13.49
Deru is a cooperative puzzle game that mixes eye-catching abstract art with mind-bending puzzles to a unique gaming experience. In this couch co-op experience two players team up to overcome the boundaries of shadow and light and succeed through teamwork, timing and tactics.

Roarr! Jurassic Edition (Klabater) - €7.99/£7.19
A terrible rumble from upstairs woke Rex up from his slumber. For millennia he was hibernating in his cosy cave but the incessant crescendo of the alien invasion was too much to sleep through. It was time for Rex to go upstairs and give his new neighbours a piece of his mind!

Operation Pig (Vikalb) - €9.99/£8.99
You are Special Agent Wood and you have worked in the most dangerous missions. But now you must be ready for what will be the most dangerous mission that you have faced. The president needs you for a last job that has been called: OPERATION PIG.

Personality and Psychology Premium (Crazysoft) - €8.99/£7.99
Personality and Psychology Premium app helps in getting you the analysis of your personality. It has a series of tests which you have to go through to achieve your personal score. Once you finish the test you will get the score card of your analysis.

Syberia 1 & 2 (Microids) - €34.99/£29.99
In Syberia, join Kate Walker on an extraordinary journey that takes her all the way from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia. You will come across a host of endearing characters and incredible locations as you search for traces of Hans Voralberg, the genius inventor of the automatons.

ACA NEOGEO THRASH RALLY (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
“THRASH RALLY” is an original racing game released by SNK in 1991. Two game modes "World Rally Championship Mode" and "Rally Mode" have been featured. Travel through cities and the countryside as you make your way through the various courses.

Astebreed (ACTIVE GAMING MEDIA) - €11.59/£10.39
Blaze through the battlefield in style in your "Crossbreed" - a mech suit built jointly of human and alien technology.

Battlezone Gold Edition (RebellionInteract) - €34.99/£29.99
Blast through a thrilling rogue-lite campaign for 1-4 players where different environments, enemies and mission types are blended together. No two playthroughs will be the same!

Crashlands (Butterscotch) - €14.99/£13.49
Crashlanded on Woanope, you must fight, tame, craft, quest, bossfight, and adventure your way to domination of all the things so that you and JuiceBox, your trusty sidekick/supervisor/robotic cargo palette, can send a message to the Bureau of Shipping and get those packages delivered!

Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Break Thru (FTE Games) - €6.10/£5.40
Use your machine-gun-equipped armored car to break-thru enemy lines.

MechaNika (Mango Protocol) - €5.99/£4.99
Meet Nika, a brilliant girl that doesn’t fit the world she lives in. Perhaps it’s the fact that at 7 years old her favourite things are the transfer of energy, magnetic fields and electrical engineering.

Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix (CIRCLE Ent.) - €12.99/£11.89
Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix challenges your tactical nous across a lengthy and challenging campaign. The Kingdom of Dryden has an incredible history thanks to the story of a Phoenix facing down enemies generations ago; now, buoyed by that legacy, King Harold continually seeks conflict.

Picture Painting Puzzle 1000! (SUCCESS) - €5.09/£4.59
1000 questions in each 5x5 to 20x20 and 4 levels of difficulty for both beginners and advanced users.

Rage in Peace (Toge Productions) - €11.99/£10.79
Rage in Peace is a side-scrolling adventure game that tells the story of Timmy Malinu, an emotionally numb 27-years old actuary who only has one dream that sets him apart from most people: to die asleep in his pajamas, in the warmth of home, in peace, and with no drama.

Sky Force Anniversary (Infinite Dreams) - €9.99/£8.99
The legendary shoot-’em-up is here to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in super-destructive style. Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade games combined with modern visuals, Sky Force Anniversary offers a stunning scrolling shooter experience with an incredible new social gameplay element.

The Bug Butcher (2Awesome Studio) - €7.99/£7.99
The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot'em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists.

The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition (Merge Games) - €12.99/£9.99 (€10.39/£7.99 until November 15)
The world is under attack from vegetables, turned evil by dastardly aliens! You must answer the call and take up arms to defend the planet. Buy weapons, develop your skills and roam from city to city to take out waves of evil veggie monsters.

Timber Tennis: Versus (Crunching Koalas) - €1.99/£1.79
Meet Timber Tennis: Versus, an entirely new addition to the Timberman family

Varion (Light Maze) - €12.99/£10.29
Varion is a 3D arcade-action top-down “brawler”, featuring couch multiplayer battles for 1 to 4 players. Set in a futuristic universe, it allows the players to control robots fighting in an infinite amount of boobytrapped, procedurally generated arenas during restless, fast-paced battles.

Arcade Archives Urban Champion (HAMSTER, available November 9) - €6.99/£6.29
“URBAN CHAMPION” is a beat 'em up fighting game, first released by Nintendo in 1984. True to its namesake, fighting men duke it out, fist to fist, for the title of "Urban Champion"! Go into battle with light and heavy punches, as well as dodging and other defensive maneuvers.

Collidalot (Grunka Munka, available November 9) - €10.99/£9.99
Jet-powered hover cars meet full-speed destruction derby chaos! Strap into the torn leather seat of an apocalyptic jet car and grind for your life!

Deployment (Whale Rock Games, available November 9) - €9.99/£8.99
Deployment is an intense competitive top-down shooter game. Infosoldiers, made of pure information, fight in an endless war between governments and mega corporations to rule over the digital systems that control the world.

Forgotten Anne (Square Enix Europe LTD, available November 9) - €19.99/£15.99 (€17.99/£15.99 until November 16)
Imagine a place where all that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world inhabited by Forgotlings; living mislaid objects longing to be remembered.

Noir Chronicles: City of Crime (Artifex Mundi, available November 9) - €14.99/£13.49
Step into the shoes of Alfred Fox, a private eye with a knack for getting into trouble, and confront the danger looming over your old flame, Barbara Le Purr. Using your own intuition and wide investigation techniques you will follow the intrigue and face many, sometimes deadly, consequences.

Saboteur! (SimFabric, available November 9) - €7.00/£6.29
Saboteur! is a classic retro game hit made by Clive Townsend in 1985 for ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer.

Townsmen (HandyGames, available November 9) - €19.99/£17.99
Develop your tiny village to a grand medieval empire with a thriving economy and happy villagers! Find spots for mining ore, harvest the crops of your farms and collect coins as taxes from your folk.

Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, available November 9) - €14.99/£13.49
Trine Enchanted Edition is the origin story for the three unlikely heroes of Trine - Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief. The heroes must join forces to overcome obstacles and puzzles in a fully interactive physics-based world, battle the undead and their minions, and restore balance to the kingdom!

Word Sudoku by POWGI Demo (Lightwood Games) - Demo
Place letters in the grid according to normal Sudoku rules and one row or column will spell the word. Of course, you can switch back to number mode if you prefer. Word Sudoku by POWGI includes 240 unique and beautifully symmetrical Word Sudoku puzzles, graded for difficulty from beginner to expert.


Downloadable content

Hand of Fate 2 - Outlands and Outsiders (DefiantDevelopment) - €5.99/£5.44
Hand of Fate 2: Outlands and Outsiders DLC expands the Game of Life and Death with a brand new campaign challenge and a unique companion character.

Hand of Fate 2 - The Servant and the Beast (DefiantDevelopment) - €5.99/£5.44
Hand of Fate 2: The Servant and the Beast DLC evolves the Game of Life and Death once again with a brand new campaign challenge and a unique companion character.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 - The Two Valkyria (SEGA) - €4.99/£3.99
1933 EC. Behind the Empire's towering facade, Crymaria awaits a crucial test with Lieutenant Colonel Selvaria Bles. This cataclysmic reunion of the two Valkyria will determine Crymaria's fate.

Fortnite - Summit Striker Pack (Epic Games) - €4.99/£3.99
Jump into Fortnite Battle Royale with the Summit Striker Pack. Includes:
- 600 V-Bucks
- The Summit Striker Outfit - Battle Royale Only
- Top Notch Back Bling - Battle Royale Only

Project Highrise: Architect's Edition - Modern Design (KalypsoMediaGroup) - €1.99/£1.79
Your job as the architect and developer is to build world-famous skyscrapers that will be the envy of the entire city, masterpieces of art and engineering. But a skyscraper is more than just steel and glass, it’s an intricate ecosystem, full of people that live and work in the building.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum'n'Fun! - Pops Pack (Bandai Namco Entertainment) - €3.99/£3.99
Enjoy the cult classic arcade rhythm game from Japan in the comfort of your own home! Use motion controls to enjoy drumming like never before!

WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom: Set of Nalulu Kingdom outfits (althi) - €3.33/£2.99
Worldneverland Elnea Clothing Costume Dress.


Pre-orders

Desktop Soccer (SAT-BOX) - €6.14/£5.42 (€5.52/£4.87 until November 14)
Pre-Order until 13/11/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: The desk is your field! Lace up your shoes for a simple yet challenging soccer game with up to 4 people for a soccer free-for-all! Make your own original team by adjusting formations and positions! Aim to win the tournament!

M.A.C.E. Space Shooter (EntwicklerX) - €4.99/£4.49
Pre-Order until 15/11/2018, 14:59 CET

Game description: M.A.C.E. is a classic 2D space shooter game. The player navigates a spaceship across three different worlds with 6 vertical scrolling levels and various enemies, trying to destroy or avoid them.

Word Sudoku by POWGI Demo (Lightwood Games) - €7.99/£6.99
Pre-Order until 22/11/2018, 14:59 CET

Game description: Place letters in the grid according to normal Sudoku rules and one row or column will spell the word. Of course, you can switch back to number mode if you prefer. Word Sudoku by POWGI includes 240 unique and beautifully symmetrical Word Sudoku puzzles, graded for difficulty from beginner to expert.

Escape Doodland (QubicGames) - €9.99/£8.99 (€7.99/£7.19 until November 30)
Pre-Order until 29/11/2018, 23:59 CET

Game description: Doodland is a grotesque world created on a piece of paper. It is invaded by Omnomus, a cruel monster that loves the taste of inhabitants of this land. Each part of the world has a unique atmosphere. You will have to run, jump, swim and fly to overcome many demanding obstacles.

Sword of the Guardian (Billy Chan Studio) - €12.99 (€9.98 until November 23)
Pre-Order until 24/11/2018, 23:59 CET

Game Description: Paying homage to the popular side-scrolling arcade games in 80s and 90s, the Sword of the Guardians is an amazing retro beat’em up game for you and your friends to indulge in an incredible adventure.

Toast Time: Smash Up! (Force of Habit) - €8.99/£7.99 (€8.09/£7.19 until November 16)
Pre-Order until 16/11/2018, 08:59 CET

Game description: Fresh from the oven, Toast Time: Smash Up brings the unique toast-based recoil/reload action from cult smash hit Toast Time to the multiplayer brawler/esports genre.

Comments

If I had to pick one Switch game from this week's releases to buy it would be Trine Enchanted Edition. Carnival Games was on Wii, it's not my cup of tea, and it was awful. It didn't stop it selling well enough with the casual audience, but I think asking for €40 all these years later is a bit cheeky.

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