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This week's European downloads - January 10 (Out Run, Tales of Vesperia and more)


Nintendo eShop (Switch)

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, available January 11) - €59.99 / £49.99
Run, leap and stomp your way through more than 160 2D side-scrolling courses in traditional Super Mario style with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for Nintendo Switch! Up to four players can work together to grab coins and topple enemies on their way to the Goal Pole, or see who can nab the most gold in frantic, friendly – and above all, fun – competition!

SEGA AGES Out Run (SEGA) - €6.99 / £5.99
The 3D driving game that launched a legacy returns on Nintendo Switch! Featuring new motion controls, newly added music tracks, and a new ranking system. Speed through the streets of SEGA AGES Out Run, the award-winning title that paved the road for the racing genre. Your favourite stages and soundtrack are back. Do you have what it takes to beat the clock?

Caveblazers (Yogscast) - €12.99 / £11.99 (€10.39 / £9.59 until January 10)
Caveblazers is an action focused platformer roguelike set in a fantasy world. Each game is unique with procedurally generated levels to explore and a massive amount of items, weapons and equipment to discover. As you delve deeper in to the cave, you'll discover new areas to explore, new weapons and new monsters to try them out on.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (BANDAI NAMCO, available January 11) - €49.99 / £39.99
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tales of Vesperia and the return of this fan-favourite with the Definitive Edition! A power struggle begins in a civilization dependent on an ancient technology, the blastia, and the Empire that controls it. The fates of two friends traveling separate paths intertwine in an epic adventure that threatens the existence of all. Dive into the Definitive version of this game with updated full HD graphics, brand-new music tracks, exciting mini-games, bosses, and a collection of unreleased costume DLC!

Battle Princess Madelyn (Casual Bit Games) - €14.99 / £13.49
Battle Princess Madelyn is a game that follows the journey of a young knight in training, Madelyn, and her ghostly pet dog, Fritzy. They set out on a journey to save her kingdom and her family from the clutches of an evil wizard.

GEM CRASH (DOUBLE DRIVE) - €4.99 / £4.49 (€3.34 until January 28)
The game is played simply by rotating the map's outer ring. Bounce the ball and destroy the gems within the time limit. If you manage to destroy the PRISM GEM, you will go into Fever Time. This will trigger an opportunity to destroy a BONUS GEM to get bonus points! Try to improve your score by upgrading the ball and by using items!

Neko Navy - Daydream Edition (Fruitbat Factory) - €10.99 / £9.89
Flying cats versus 10,000 soothing characters! What awaits them beyond all those furious midair fights...? Witness the world's most shocking ending for yourself!  Shoot, evade, and detonate Bombers! "Neko Navy" is an exhilarating horizontal scrolling shooter where you can shoot them up with easy controls.

ACA NEOGEO KIZUNA ENCOUNTER (HAMSTER) - €6.99 / £6.29
“KIZUNA ENCOUNTER” is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996. Create a team of two fighters and use weapons and your fists to win in single-round sudden death tag-team matches! Experience the feel of an advanced battle system that pairs mid-battle character change-ups and easy commands leading to rush combos!

A Ch'ti Bundle (Seaven Studio) - €15.99 / £14.49
Get the two successful and award winning games Ethan: Meteor Hunter + Inside My Radio in this discounted bundle!

Apocalipsis Wormwood Edition (Klabater) - €9.99 / £8.99 (€7.99 / £7.19 until January 17)
In Apocalipsis Wormwood Edition the static woodcuts from the Middle Ages start living their own life, but the medieval philosophy and occult symbolism go beyond the visuals and inspire the story itself. In this game the music and the graphics work in perfect tandem to immerse you in this bizzare, dreary world. Wormwood Edition also contains „One Night in the Woods”, which is a prequel to the story known from Apocalipsis: Harry at the End of the World.

Big Crown: Showdown (Sold Out) - €12.99 / £9.99
Big Crown: Showdown sees friends become foes as they compete for the crown in 4-player local and online multiplayer combat, set over 3 wacky worlds full of medieval shenanigans. Avoid perilous hazards and engage in frantic fights as you attempt to knock your opponent’s off 15 crazy courses in the ultimate royal battle!

BQM -BlockQuest Maker- (Wonderland Kazakiri) - €12.99 / £11.99
Create & play! New dungeon RPG “BQM -Block Quest Maker” has come to Nintendo SWITCH™! BQM enables you to create your very own dungeon RPG, packed with puzzles and traps. Secret doors, falling rocks, strong mobs – challenge them all and level up.  What lies within the box? Unveil the secrets or… create them! But wait. Isn’t the stage design difficult? No, not with this maker! With simple controls of “construct” and “connect”, it’s easy like playing with blocks. Commands may be easy, but dungeons you create can be as canny and deadly as your imagination dictates. Just use your head and BQM’s traps and gimmicks. Be it puzzle, action or story – which dungeon will you make? Share maze of your design with players all around the world and challenge them to beat your wit.

Bubble Shooter DX (EntwicklerX) - €2.99 / £2.69
Bubble Shooter Deluxe (DX) is a classic bubble shoot game. This addictive classic bubble blast match-three game comes with clean and modern graphics, hundreds of great challenging levels and some nice special items for better game experience in harder levels.

Bury me, my Love (Plug In Digital) - €4.99 / £4.49
Bury me, my Love tells the story of Syrian refugee Nour and her husband Majd, as Nour undertakes a perilous journey to safety in Europe. Bury me, my Love is a Text Messaging Adventure game about Nour, a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe. Her husband Majd, who remains behind in Syria, communicates with Nour through a messaging app, advising her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely.

Clock Simulator (Kool2Play) - €3.99 / £3.59
One of the most original game concepts is now available on the Nintendo Switch! Clock Simulator is a minimalistic rhythm game. It puts the player in the role of the clock itself to explore the concept of time in a whole new way and offer challenge, relaxation, or plain and simple fun. All that a clock needs to do is to advance precisely once every second. Second, after second, after second, after second … Sounds simple enough? But could YOU take over and do it? Calm down. Relax. Focus on your inner rhythm. Click once a second. Every second. You are the clock.

Combat Core (MABManZ) - €17.60 / £15.79
Combat Core is a 3D arena fighting game sporting a colourful mix of modern aesthetics and futuristic cyberpunk. Fighters from across the galaxy have gathered to compete in the Combat Core League! The fighting mechanics focus on fast-paced combat, strategic use of your environment, and weapons in the arena. Fight against challenging AI or your friends, online or offline!

Double Cross (Headup Games) - €19.99 / £17.99 (€14.99 / £13.49 until January 17)
Double Cross is an exciting action adventure game that has players take on the role of Zahra, an agent of R.I.F.T. (Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology) whose job it is to maintain peace and order between all dimensions. A recent attack on R.I.F.T. headquarters thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their R.I.F.T. developed gear to sling, swing, fight and investigate across distinct dimensions.

Elli (BandanaKid) - €19.99 / £17.99
A whimsical hand-crafted single-player adventure filled with a variety of puzzles and exciting platforming. Watch your step, there are many dangers to overcome! Discover a delightful world, inhabited by the playful and usually helpful Mandragora. Journey from lavish beaches, through ancient temples, mountain tops and caverns filled with forgotten Mandragora technology, and more. A vast and ever-changing soundtrack, beautifully blending the themes of the world and underscoring Elli's adventure.

Ethan: Meteor Hunter (Seaven Studio) - €9.99 / £8.99 (€7.99 / £7.19 for owners of Inside My Radio)
Your name is Ethan, a rat that got touched by meteorites giving him the power of telekinesis: freezing time and moving objects around him. Manipulate the world with endless possibilities: build the solution YOU want where nothing is scripted and levels can be solved in multiple ways. With its unique blend of precision platforming and time-stopping physics-based puzzles, you may die repeatedly and feel like a hero when you succeed.

Inside My Radio (Seaven Studio) - €9.99 / £8.99 (€7.99 / £7.19 for owners of Inside My Radio)
Journey as a green LED mysteriously trapped inside a dying boombox and play the ultimate musical experience: bring electro, dub and disco music back to life!

Everything (David Oreilly) - €12.99 / £11.69
Everything is an interactive simulation game where every single object in the Universe is a playable character, from atoms to animals to planets to galaxies. The player can manipulate the world in infinite ways and construct their own, while exploring the interconnected relationships between everything. Narrated by the late British philosopher Alan Watts.

Grab Lab (Forever Entertainment) - €4.99 / £4.49 (€4.49 / £4.04 until January 24)
Something’s wrong with the gravity, something’s wrong with the laboratory and the whole world! Magnetic anomaly, weather anomaly, gravity anomaly - oh, I’ve done a mess... Let’s fix it. Help me in collecting all vials and all parts of my time machine to save the world. Rescue my lost friends - scientists and celebrities! Grab Lab is a crazy mix of puzzle and arcade game. Complete all unique levels - from simple to extremely advanced and demanding. Save the world - fix the gravity and rules of physics.

HoPiKo (Merge Studios) - €9.99 / £8.99 (€6.99 / £6.29 until January 17)
The evil Nanobyte virus is out, gaming is over... It’s time to hook up your power gloves and save your HoPiKo brothers! HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind!

Knock 'Em Down! Bowling (D3 Publisher) - €14.99 / £13.49
Ten-pin bowling, candlepin bowling, duckpin bowling... All kinds of popular bowling styles are included in Basic Mode. Play with 4 players and 1 Joy-Con! Try fun game modes like split screen, team matches, no gutters, and more! Also includes Variety Bowling where roulette decides the rules! The roulette wheel will have you bowling with strange items like a curling stone or a soccer ball!

Left-Right: The Mansion (Triple Boris) - €4.49 / £4.00
Left-Right: The Mansion is a little game about a boy, Billy, whose dog named Gigi ran away inside a big mansion. He must journey through this mysterious place, where he will have to find and remember the right path in order to find her. Every room will challenge him with a simple choice to make: left or right. Two doors, yet only one will make him go forward; the other one will bring him back to the beginning.

Lightseekers (Playfusion) - Free
Epic battles await: Take the role of a powerful magic hero and play the multi-award winning Trading Card Game, now on Nintendo Switch. With hundreds of cards available, each deck is unique and represents your personal play-style. Collect and trade cards to become the ultimate hero of Tantos.

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (DANGEN Entertainment) - €13.99 / £12.59
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, the critically and publicly acclaimed action-platformer from Bombservice, has finally made its way to Nintendo Switch! Lead Kaho, a priestess from the village of Lun, as she seeks an audience with the Queen of Karst who can surely lift the curse from the land.

Snowboarding The Next Phase (RedBullMediaHouse) - €9.99 / £9.99
Stomp tricks, play against your friends, and make the dream of becoming the greatest boarder of all time come true. Challenge your friends with split-screen multiplayer. Try to keep your high scores on top of the worldwide leaderboard in Arcade Mode, or find the best solo lines in Career Mode. Feel like a pro with our easy-to-learn intuitive Nintendo Switch controls, but there are hours of challenges and tricks to master.

Voxel Sword (SAT-BOX) - €6.00 / £5.50 (€5.40 / £4.95 until February 5)
Voxel Sword is an easy to play action game, set in an adorable toy fantasy world, where you can wield various weapons to defeat monsters. This is our toy fantasy world, Voxel. Since ancient times, humans and monsters have worked together and coexisted in peace. However, one fateful night that equilibrium was suddenly shattered...

Fragment of Marine (Mediascape, available January 11) - €4.40 / £3.99
Traverse circles in a mysterious ocean world, and search for your lost memories and your body! Checkpoints are spread out generously throughout the stages, so that even beginners can play the game, whereas special challenges like the Time Attack mode or clearing the whole game without dying ensure that also game veterans and achievement hunters have a good time.

Hive Jump (GRAPHITE LAB, available January 11) - €9.99 / £9.99
You and your friends assume the role of JUMPERS, and blast your way through subterranean alien hives in chaotic run-and-gun 2D platforming action. Up to 4 Players band together (Local Multiplayer) to kill aliens, avoid traps, collect treasures and lost relics. Win the final battle against the hive queen to save the galaxy! Action Platforming: Engage swarms of aliens in frenetic combat. Avoid traps, withstand ambushes, discover treasures, rescue survivors, and more.

Stellar Interface (ImaginationOverflow, available January 11) - €12.99 / £12.99
Fight In Ever Changing Space Battles! Run through the universe, discover the numerous perks/consumables and their synergistic effects. Explore the randomly-generated galaxy to find merchants, unlock spacecrafts, collect StellarNetES Cartridges, checkmark your kills of the various galactic overlords.

Pic-a-Pix Pieces Demo (Lightwood Games) - Free
Pic-a-Pix is a picture logic game, sometimes known as Picross, Nonogram or Hanjie, where whimsical pixel-art pictures are created by solving puzzles. In Pic-a-Pix Pieces, large pictures have been split into a number of smaller pieces. Each piece is a puzzle grid, and by solving them all you’ll form a mosaic that reveals a spectacular final image.

Retimed Demo (Stray Fawn) - Free
Challenge friends and family to awesome and fast paced arena battles. Choose between chaotic team matches and intense free-for-all fights. Dash and dodge bullet clusters in nerve wrecking slow motion moments. Use different surroundings to outplay your opponents and enjoy the colourful world of Retimed!


Downloadable Content

LEGO DC Super-Villains Aquaman Bundle Pack (WB Games) - €5.99 / £4.99
Download now to get access to the Aquaman Movie Level Pack 1 & 2! Control your favourite characters based on the DC Aquaman film! Battle as Aquaman and rule the underwater kingdom of Atlantis! Level Packs include Aquaman, Black Manta, Mera, Orm and more.

DragonFangZ - Extra Dungeon "The Inferno Hollow" (toydea) - €6.99 / £6.29
This additional content will unlock the new dungeon "The Inferno Hollow" which has 60F. In "The Inferno Hollow", all floors are made up of one room. By making good use of "Dragon Area", let's breakthrough dangerous situations!

・The new dungeon "The Inferno Hollow"
・Three new BOSS monsters
・A lot of new Monsters
・A lot of new Items
・A lot of new Fangs

Pic-a-Pix Pieces: 15x15 Pieces Pack 1 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99 / £2.99
Another 48 puzzle grids to solve at 15x15, which will form two more spectacular pictures.

Pic-a-Pix Pieces: 20x20 Pieces Pack 1 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99 / £2.99
Another 48 puzzle grids to solve at 20x20, which will form two more spectacular pictures.

WorldNeverland - Elnea Kingdom: Yano Market Clothing Set (althi) - €2.99 / £2.69
Yano Market Clothing: Uniform worn by those who work at the Yano Market.
Kid's Yano Market Clothing: Normal Yano Market Clothing made in a kid's size.
Kid's Yano Market Summer Wear: A summer outfit for children based on the original Yano Market Clothing design.

Lightseekers - A handful of gems (Playfusion) - €2.29 / £1.99
Lightseekers - A pile of gems (Playfusion) - €5.49 / £4.99
Lightseekers - A sack of gems (Playfusion) - €10.99 / £9.99
Lightseekers - A barrel of gems (Playfusion) - €21.99 / £19.99
Lightseekers - A chest of gems (Playfusion) - €54.99 / £48.99
Lightseekers - A hoard of gems (Playfusion) - €109.99 / £99.99
Lightseekers Gems are an in-game currency that can be used to buy items such as booster packs, chests, cosmetic items and more!

Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Giant Puzzles 7 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99 / £2.99
An additional pack of 30 extra large puzzles, from 25x25 to 45x35 sizes!


Pre-orders

Old School Racer 2 (Riddlersoft Games) - €6.49 / £5.99 (€4.34 / £4.01 until January 17)
Pre-Order until 18/01/2019, 14:59 CET

Game description: Hey there all you dirt bike fans welcome to the world of Old School Racer, race through a  2D retro world, across 60 unique and amazing levels with twists and turns everywhere. We have a brand new mechanic added to the game......MORPHING! The world will literally morph at times creating extra paths, platforms, jumps and drops to help or possibly hinder your performance. Gravity modifications once again returns, redefining what you will call the ground, soon you will be racing upside down, up sheer walls or flying through the sky.

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 2 (Milestone) - €59.99 / £49.99
Pre-Order until 07/02/2019, 23:59 local time

Game description:  Live like a champion with the updated career mode and set weekly activities in your agenda: new challenges, sponsors and incredible prizes all await you! Train in the Compound. Ride freely or put your custom rider's skills to the test, competing against rivals on four different tracks. Learn to control your bike when leaning, starting, braking, cornering and scrubbing.

Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Nitro Ball (FTE Games) - €7.99 / £7.10
Pre-Order until 17/01/2019, 14:59 local time

Game description: Join the game show and blast your way through 5 intense levels gathering power-ups and special weapons, including a special super power.

LEGRAND LEGACY: Tale of the Fatebounds (Another Indie Studio) - €19.99 / £17.99 (€15.99 / £14.39 until January 31)
Pre-Order until 24/01/2019, 14:59 CET

Game description: Welcome to Legrand, a beautifully hand-drawn world riddled with curious creatures, devastating wars, and intriguing tales of vengeance and redemption. Embark on an epic adventure through this sprawling fantasy universe and fight alongside the Fatebounds as they attempt bring peace to Legrand! But be careful who you trust because everyone has a secret to hide…

Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes (Arcade Distillery) - €9.99 / £8.99 (€7.99 / £7.19 until January 17)
Pre-Order until 17/01/2019, 14:59 CET

Game description: In the aftermath of a great flood, a vengeful leader threatens to conquer the world with the aid of a once lost technology, and only a small but determined army stands in their path. Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes is the definitive release of the 2009 turn-based strategy classic, Mecho Wars. Fully remastered in high definition, it features new hand painted art, new visual effects, an expanded single-player campaign and six previously unreleased multiplayer maps.

Mega Mall Story (Kairosoft) - €10.00 / £8.99
Pre-Order until 17/01/2019, 00:59 CET

Game description: Design a towering mall of mega proportions! Attract droves of customers and elevate yourself to 5-star status in this mall management simulation game! Add anything from fast food joints to sushi restaurants, stairs and elevators--even a heliport--all with a touch of the finger!

Flowlines VS (Baltoro Games) - €4.99 / £4.49
Pre-Order until 25/01/2019, 08:59 CET

Game description: We want players to solve puzzles, to compete with others while doing so, and to play - everywhere and with everyone.  Pair up all the matching sockets on the board by drawing continuous lines, without crossing over other lines or branching off. Cover the entire board while connecting all of the sockets!

Keep an eye out on time-limited stages, or on the limit on moves you can make per stage!


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Azure Snake (RandomSpin) - €0.99 / £0.89
Azure Snake is a beautiful snake in the world of light.


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Azure Snake (RandomSpin) - €0.99 / £0.89
Azure Snake is a beautiful snake in the world of light.

Categories: Top Stories, Media, Consoles
Tags: 3ds, eshop, switch

Comments

Top Rated Comment
seansneachta
Thu Jan 10 19 11:23am
Rating: 9 (Updated 1 time)

You can buy both New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U on Wii U for less than €20 new.

If you own a Wii U, a factor you constantly omit from your copy & paste rants about the Wii U ports.

Otherwise the cost of getting the game on Wii U is significantly more....

I’m double dipping and buying this again on Switch anyways #justice4BuckenBerry

sligeach_eire
Thu Jan 10 19 10:30am
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is the standout title for me this week. Bandai Namco did a load of work on it and it's €50. By comparison, Nintendo did relatively little work on New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and are charging €60 for another Wii U port. You can buy both New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U on Wii U for less than €20 new. I think it's reprehensible that just because it's now on Switch they want another €40 on top of the asking price. It's not the first time either and it won't be the last port.

I believe both Nintendo and Bandai choose their prices to maximise profit. There is also the aspect that a higher price makes a product more worth in the eyes of the consumer. By charging premium price, they suddenly have another premium product.

fylo
Thu Jan 10 19 11:20am
Rating: 1

I don't see the issue, price drops as full priced products are a business strategy. If they think they can charge more and get sales they'll do it. If they think they need to lower it to get more exposure or sales they'll lower it.

Not all businesses operate the same. Given Nintendo's first party sales of Wii U games surpassing the sales on Switch I can see why they want to charge them like that.

I think it's entitlement expecting everyone to sell for cheap, or give their games for free with a subscription plan. It's all about how one manages it's business and if that strategy fails or pays off.

To be fair. Fans of Hollow Knight have told that team they sell that game way too cheaply. But that team don't have issues with that. It's their product.

mudkipdan
Thu Jan 10 19 11:44am
Rating: 1

QTFT. That and also if enough people buy Tales of Vesperia on Switch, it will hopefully finally encourage BN to bring over more of their mothership titles to Nintendo consoles in future.

seansneachta
Thu Jan 10 19 11:23am
Rating: 9 (Updated 1 time)

You can buy both New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U on Wii U for less than €20 new.

If you own a Wii U, a factor you constantly omit from your copy & paste rants about the Wii U ports.

Otherwise the cost of getting the game on Wii U is significantly more....

I’m double dipping and buying this again on Switch anyways #justice4BuckenBerry

Agreed, it should be obvious that these ports are not made for Wii U owners. If you have a Wii U and is interested in the game, you probably already own the game.

Outrun for me I reckon, just for the sheer nostalgia and feels...

I never owned SMB U on my Wii U, I might get it later down the line once I get a bit more Smash and Splatoon 2 out of the way. But then how does it stack up against Tropical Freeze? One of the best platformers I've ever played...

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