This week's European downloads - February 20 (Vitamin Connection, Warface and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Escape First (OnSkull Development) - €4.99/£4.49 (€4.49/£4.04 until February 24)
After attending a spectacular performance at the circus "De la Luna", you find yourself trapped inside the clown's quarters. In a few minutes his show will end. Will you be able to find his spare key and escape before he returns? Everyone knows that clowns don't like other people touching their stuff!

Warface (MY.COM) - Free
Warface is an online first-person shooter like no other. Battle across 50+ multiplayer PvP maps, tackle tough PvE raids in co-op, and unleash a vast arsenal of 200+ realistic customizable weapons. Join over 80 million players worldwide, and play for free now!

3000th Duel (Neopopcorn) - €12.49/£11.29 (€9.99/£9.03 until March 3)
A hero with no memory, and with a mysterious mask covering his face, is thrown out into this land of unknown. Reaching to an end of his journey, he discovers a truth that is hard to swallow - something terrifying about his true identity...

Explore a huge world with organically connected biomes of more than 300. Terrifying monsters, multiple platform-actions and mysteries await you. Encounter 150+ monsters and final bosses using the aspects of discovered weapons!

Vitamin Connection (WayForward) - €18.02/£15.14
Prepare for a huge dose of fun in a microscopic world — either solo or together with a partner!

Step into the roles of Vita-Boy & Mina-Girl, co-piloting the Capsule Ship to wipe out vile pathogens from within the body of a host. Using innovative controls, you’ll zap down foes with your Vitamin Beam, brandish the ship's handy claw module, and twist and turn through colorful, maze-like environments to save the members of the Sable family — including the dog! — from an assortment of hazardous and increasingly wacky predicaments. Every stage also features variety-packed sub-games that will have you tilting, grabbing, and dancing your way to victory!

A Sound Plan (Studio Kumiho) - €4.49/£4.09
Ever wanted to feed your friends to zombies, but the pesky law is in your way? Well, want no longer, welcome to A Sound Plan.

A Sound Plan is a local competitive arena game about using sound to manipulate zombies into attacking your friends, or enemies, we don't judge. Kill your foes in one of two ways: bash their skulls in with rocks (always fun), or lure zombies into them using sounds generated by throwing rocks into walls or other people. Be violent, be passive, we don't care, just take each other out!

No Time to Relax (Porcelain Fortress) - €12.69/£11.95
You now have the ability to beat your more successful friends with this fake life simulator. To win the game, you have to work your way up the corporate ladder, educate yourself and keep your sanity. This might seem easy, but working and studying all day will strain even the most iron-willed of your friends. It almost seems like there is no time to relax!

Uncharted Tides: Port Royal (Artifex Mundi) - €14.99/£13.49 (€8.99/£8.09 until March 1)
Dead men tell no tales! And tales about an infamous ship - The Cursed Rose - probably cost renowned sailor Mason Owens his life. As his daughter you can do only one thing - find the damned ship and learn your father's fate.

Double Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle (ARC SYSTEM WORKS) - €35.99/£32.39
We're proud to present you this compilation of 18 titles from the Double Dragon and Kunio-kun series.

Among the 15 Kunio-kun titles, 11 of these had not been released in North America yet. All the in-game text has been translated in English. Choose between playing the "original version" or the "quality up version", where the mechanics and the game commands have been improved!

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (CAPCOM) - €19.99/£15.99
Set before the events of the original Devil May Cry, this action classic sees Dante facing off against his twin brother, Vergil, who has designs on unlocking a gate to the demonic realm, to which Dante himself holds the key... Featuring selectable combat styles such as Swordmaster and Gunslinger, Devil May Cry 3 brings an extra level of strategy to the series' renowned stylish gameplay.

This edition includes all of the Special Edition content, including the ability to play as Vergil, and even includes extra bonus features exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

Sudoku Relax 4 Winter Snow (G-MODE) - €5.09/£4.59
The popular "Sudoku Relax" title is coming out with a sequel, "Sudoku Relax 4". You can enjoy the effect of soft and warm snow in new "Sudoku Relax". Choose from EASY, NORMAL, or HARD modes with over 300 puzzles.

Oddmar (Mobge) - €8.99/£8.09
Oddmar struggles with life in his village and is not worthy of a place in Valhalla. He is shunned by his fellow Vikings and must redeem himself of his squandered potential. One day he is offered an opportunity to prove himself, but at a price...

Blood will be Spilled (Attu Games) - €14.49/£13.00
You follow the story of Jack - a mosquito bounty hunter, on his path of revenge. Soon however, he finds himself neck-deep in a vicious scheme that is far more than he bargained for. Heavily outgunned and outnumbered, Jack will need help from a few rather unusual allies to even the odds. In the land with no laws, from deserted anthills and dusty mines, through badland battlefields to treacherous swamps, he's on a hunt for the Calaveras gang. And they are wanted alive...or dead.

Corridor Z (Mass Creation) - €7.99/£7.00
Ordinary high school, zombie outbreak and the bunch of survivors in a run for life.

This time you don't 'face' the obstacles, but the actual pursuit. Don't let the zombies catch you up, throw them the obstacles and aim for the head before they take the first bite. In the meantime find the lost recordings of the audio log and reveal where did the infection come from in your small town.

SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2 (SEGA) - €6.99/£5.99
Stack and chain your Puyo combos to negate the Garbage puyos sent by your opponent. Swap between Single Puyo Puyo, Double Puyo Puyo, and Endless Puyo Puyo game modes for more Puyo fun.

SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA) - €6.99/£5.99
Hailed as one of the most successful Mega Drive games, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 garnered critical acclaim swiftly after its 1992 release. Follow Sonic and Tails (in his debut!) as they team up against Dr. Eggman in order to save the Chaos Emeralds from the clutches of evil.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 introduced a competitive two-player mode that will be available once more, along with newly added features such as drop dash, rankings, time trial, and Knuckles!

Fred3ric (Forever Entertainment) - €9.99/£8.99 (€8.99/£8.09 until March 4)
Frederic is back... Although the previous battle ended with a victory, the evil is again present. Zeitgeist*, the wicked, cybernetic, quintessence of absolute evil, has a plan. Evil plan to throw Frederic into the vortex of time while taking away everything that is most valuable to him. Zeitgeist is not alone. Frederic will have to face the infected, steel-bound great composers of bygone times. Skills and piano are the only things our hero has left - is this enough this time?

The third game from the series includes even more great music and all those elements that players loved in the previous Frederic games.

Lines XL (Nestor Yavorskyy) - €1.99/£1.79
Lines XL - beautiful Numberlink-based puzzle game involving finding paths to connect colored tiles in a grid. Lines XL - 3rd game in Lines (X, Infinite, XL) series.

Ego Protocol: Remastered (No Gravity Games, available February 21) - €4.99/£4.49 (€3.99/£3.59 until March 15)
Guiding your humanoid character to safety is not easy, and to create a safe passage through the abandoned orbital station, cunning strategy and quick reflexes is required. In order to overcome enemies and obstacles, and to reach the end of each level, you can jump, shoot and manipulate the world.

Enemy robots will stand in your way, as will sentry guns, mines, trap doors and many other deadly hazards. Suitable to players of all ages and experience levels, prepare yourself for an exciting gameplay experience packed full of fun.

UBERMOSH:OMEGA (QUByte Interactive, available February 21)  - €4.99/£4.49 (€3.49/£3.14 until February 28)
The players can choose a Saint, tune it to fit their gameplay style and try to survive a gun-filled pit where you can cut bullets with swords, unleash havoc with psionic powers, and evade hells of projectiles.

Each character is a love letter to ARCADE games, like Kore, inspired on classic shmup gameplay or Aya that calls for a progressive combo score beater.

Fishing Adventure (Ultimate Games, available February 21) - €8.99/£8.09
Over 30 species of fish
7 large locations inspired by real places in the world
Interesting quests
Daily records and rewards
Real fishing equipment
The realistic and relaxing sound

King Lucas (Hidden Trap, available February 21) - €4.99/£4.49
After an incident King Lucas had with the Witch of Sausan, the Queen left him and remarried in an adjacent kingdom, and now his daughters are the only ones left at his side. Due to his love for them, each and every time they get lost in the castle, he moves heaven and earth to get them back and he only resorts to the most intrepid knights in order to find them. Will you be one of those knights?

Play for the favour of King Lucas and the three princesses' love. A castle will be randomly built and you must find them inside a little area of it. You can move horizontally and vertically through the rooms until you reach your goal. Once you succeed, the castle will become a little bit more difficult: a larger area will be unlocked... and the experience will become more hardcore when the princess becomes lost inside a fully unlocked castle with more than 1,000 rooms.

Otherworldly (Ultimate Games, available February 21) - €6.99/£6.29
In Otherworldly your objective is to search maze for gold. But be careful, because dangerous monsters lurks in the shadows as well. Use your dexterity to avoid being caught! Find gold, hide in the dark and proceed to the exit. Atmospheric, horror-like game in which your aim to find gold in the labyrinth. Avoid traps, monsters and try to escape with legendary treasures.

Knightin'+ (Ratalaika Games, available February 21) - €5.99/£5.99
Join brave Sir Lootalot on his epic quest in this little adventure. Explore and fight your way through the four dangerous dungeons filled with dangerous traps, devious puzzles and magical artifacts.

Survive all four dungeons by unlocking new abilities and items that can help Sir Lootalot conquer his enemies. Knightin'+ is a classic adventure game inspired by many of the amazing masterpieces from 90s.

Blood Breed (Cool Small Games, available February 21) - €5.99/£5.39
Blood Breed is a brutal, retro-styled survival horror with challenging gameplay and mature visuals (nudity can be toggled on and off in the game menu). In this stylish game, you will fight for your life and explore hand-crafted-like environments.

Your car breaks down in a mysterious area, full of horrific human remains, and you're left to face a murderous maniac who is hunting you down. As you dive deeper into the story, you begin to discover the twisted and paranormal meaning to it all...

Dark Tower (PrimeBit Games, available February 21) - €5.00/£4.49
Dark Tower is a brutal permadeath game. A deadly tower rooms of death exploration game where your every move is critical. Puzzle your way to the very top of the tower by unlocking doors with a brutally limited number of keys. Face dangerous enemies such as goblins, skeletons, mages, vampires, and more!

Goblins, Skeletons, Zombies, Wizards, Warriors, Vampires, and many more are waiting for you in this fantastic classic-style deadly room of death RPG. Experience an epic adventure and defeat the evil forces.

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo (NIS America, available February 21) - €39.99/£35.99
Samurai Aces Episode I, Samurai Aces Episode II: TENGAI, Samurai Aces Episode III: SENGOKU CANNON, GUNBARICH, GUNBIRD, and GUNBIRD2 unite to form this epic arcade collection! Bring the arcade home by blasting through these shooters vertically in the popular ‘TATE’ mode for the ultimate shoot-'em-up experience!

Brief Battles (JUICY CUPCAKE, available February 21) - €13.49/£12.49
Brief Battles brings butt-em-up action to your screen in a party game with a cheeky twist: It's all about the undies! Start hilarious battles with nothing but your buns to slam and squish those in your sights. Scramble to grab super-powered undies to embrace the power of the butt and gain an underwear-fueled edge over your friends, as you strive to prove who has the mightiest buns.

Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator (Pqube, available February 21) - €19.99/£17.99
In the year 3716, humanity lives under constant risk of ruin from a colossal alien threat known as “GIGANT”. Fleeing its destruction, a mysterious young girl arrives on ARK-3, a magnificent city built in the sky.

Ciel Fledge is a game about raising an adopted daughter in a future world that still has hope. Featuring compelling management gameplay and a loveable cast of characters, it’s up to you to take care of Ciel until she reaches adulthood and becomes ready to fledge the nest.

Last Encounter (Silesia Games, available February 21) - €13.49/£12.19
Last Encounter is a twin-stick action roguelite in deep space following a group of heroes trying to prevent the unavoidable by cloning their ships and designing their weapons with swappable components.

Advanced technology lets you and your friends clone your avatars so death is not the end. Teleport into new sectors of space, discovering the ever-changing, procedurally generated layouts and hazards filled with strange beings and alien environments.

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[cl-r] (Pqube, available February 21) - €39.99/£34.99
The next iteration of the exceptional 2D anime fighting game series will be part of the EVO main line-up again this year, the world's biggest fighting game event.

10 different modes form the backbone of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] and tell the story of the game, let you practice or fight other players and face numerous defensive and offensive challenges.

Tower of Babel - no mercy (DNA Studios, available February 21) - €9.99/£8.99
Who, as a child, didn't enjoy smashing his brother's or sister's carefully built tower?

Tower of Babel is a multiplayer physics-based tower building game. You and your friends will have to build a tower together. But beware! Who makes the tower collapse loses the game. Build with caution then cast magic spells to scupper your friends moves!

Easy to pick up and endless fun! Play with your friends or with your family in 3 crazy modes. You can also play online against another team!

Downloadable Content

Arc of Alchemist - Special Weapon: Dogoo Plushie (Idea Factory) - Free
Arc of Alchemist - Special Weapon: Shiitake (Idea Factory) - Free
Arc of Alchemist - Special Weapon: Beam Dagger (Idea Factory) - Free
Arc of Alchemist - Special Weapon: Natural White (Idea Factory) - Free
Arc of Alchemist - Special Weapon: Histoire (Idea Factory) - Free
Arc of Alchemist - Special Weapon: Superior Spear (Idea Factory) - Free
Arc of Alchemist - Special Weapon: Beam Katana (Idea Factory) - Free
Arc of Alchemist - Super Powerful NG+ Package (Idea Factory) - Free

Goonya Fighter - Additional Skin: All character skins (Pajama Party ver.) - €7.99/£7.19
Goonya Fighter - Additional Skin: All character skins (College Days ver.) - €7.99/£7.19
Goonya Fighter - Additional Skin: All character skins (New Year's ver.) - €7.99/£7.19
Goonya Fighter - Additional Skin: All character skins (Xmas ver.) - €7.99/£7.19
Goonya Fighter - New Battle Style: ''Special Move: Solid Swift Sliding Kick!'' - €0.99/£0.89
Goonya Fighter - New Battle Style: ''The New Sensation: A View From Behind!'' - €0.99/£0.89

Link-a-Pix Deluxe: Large Puzzles (Lightwood Games) - €2.99/£2.99
Link-a-Pix Deluxe: Small Puzzles (Lightwood Games) - €2.99/£2.99

Townsmen - A Kingdom Rebuilt: The Seaside Empire (Handy Games) - €9.99/£8.99

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SLU!! If I find time to play it will likely be Fire Emblem.

Fri Feb 21 20 02:18am
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Vitamin Connection looks like a neat little game by WayForward. Too bad it is most likely going to go under the radar by everyone, like it is with most "SwitchWare" affairs on the eShop...

Some people may blame the horrid interface and nigh impossible way to search amongst a sea of shovelware on the eShop, but personally I just think people don't do their research.

No Arcade Archives game this week?


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