This week's European downloads - April 9 (Tharsis, Galaxy of Pen & Paper and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull (JetDogs) - €7.99/£7.19
With over a million downloads and a passionate community of players, Hercules heat arrives on Nintendo Switch yet again – this time for its breathtaking sequel!

Don't wake the sleeping dragon… or rather don't try to mess with Hera! The Greek Goddess is upset with Hercules, and in the fit of anger decides to turn the famed Cretan Bull into a wild beast! The bull is destroying everything in his path: roads, buildings and the entire villages are in huge danger! Only one hero can stop the mayhem and tame the bull - it's Hercules. The story doesn’t end there though; Join Hercules and his friends on a wild ride as you restore villages, fight beasts and construct world wonders!

Overcooked! 2 - Gourmet Edition (Team17) - €42.49/£37.49 (€31.86/£28.11 until April 20)
- Overcooked! 2 game
- Too Many Cooks Pack
- Surf 'n' Turf
- Campfire Cook Off
- Night of the Hangry Horde
- Carnival of Chaos

Grimvalor (Direlight) - €12.99/£11.99
Slice your way through the hordes of darkness and face King Valor's guardians as you delve deep into this darkvania!

A malicious power stirs in the forgotten kingdom of Vallaris. Tasked with discovering the fate of its lost king, your quest quickly takes a sinister turn and you are cast into the abyss. Surrounded and outnumbered, you must grab your sword, steel your temper and fight your way through a land that does not welcome you. Except for the friendly merchant - he's grateful for your business.

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories (NIS America) - €59.99/£53.99
In the shadow of a massive earthquake, you must brave a destroyed city where your choices will determine who survives.

Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike (Triangle Studios) - €14.99/£13.49
Presented in pixel art and set in a future post-apocalyptic setting, Convoy is a squad based tactical roguelike in its core. You travel with your combat vehicles and convoy across a wasteland to find parts needed to repair your broken spaceship. During your journey you will encounter strangers in randomized scenarios by picking up radio signals.

Depending on the choices you make, signals can either lead to tactical combat, text based dialogue or chance based role-play. Whatever choice you make, you need to keep your convoy and its cargo safe from raiders, privateers and other enemies. Keep upgrading your vehicles, as death is permanent in Convoy.

Towertale (Keybol Games) - €8.99/£7.99
Towertale is a 2D, story-driven action game that has a heavy focus on boss battles. Fight your way up the elusive Tower and challenge the bosses of each level. Unveil the mystery that lies up in its peak.

Play four different stories and unlock multiple endings. Join Lionel, Faindrel, Lord Snicklefritz and "Dark Echo" in their quest to get to the top!

Ubongo! (USM) - €12.99/£11.99
Fast-paced, addictive, and easy to learn – Ubongo brings excitement and fun to your Nintendo Switch.

In this fast-paced game, you'll need to use your wits to solve a puzzle of various shapes as quickly as possible. Download the ultimate puzzle fun and see how quickly you can turn these puzzles around.

Discover four exotic worlds in the Solo campaign. Take on hundreds of gripping levels in the Baobab Savanna, on the wild Fang River, in the Whispering Jungle, and in the sandy Canyon of Bones. Join a zebra, a crocodile, a gorilla, and a rattlesnake on a journey through their puzzle worlds, challenging you with increasingly tricky puzzles.

Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition (Plug In Digital) - €12.49/£11.29
Create your own game master and RPG party, as they roleplay, explore distant planets in their imagination, fight weird aliens and save the galaxy in the era of dial-up internet and floppy disks!

Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a turn-based RPG that takes the pen and paper games of your childhood and launches them into space. Set in the year 1999, a group of friends brave the perils of a strange new galaxy, armed with dice and unique skill sets.

The player creates their own Game Master and builds a party to play through a number of weird and exciting campaigns, earning prestige and unlocking new skills along the way. Galaxy of Pen & Paper expands on concepts from its predecessor, Knights of Pen & Paper, by featuring a larger universe, a greater variety of races, and an imaginative new sci-fi setting.

Pen and Paper Games Bundle (Plug In Digital) - €29.99/£26.99
- Knights of Pen & Paper
- Knights of Pen & Paper 2
- Galaxy of Pen and Paper

Black Rainbow (Ocean Media) - €9.99/£8.99
For adventurer Helen Stone, the biggest adventure is yet to follow. Help Helen escape the burning village and guide her through the dark and dangerous forests and help the people of Amazonia.

Null Drifter (eastasiasoft) - €4.99/£4.49 (€3.99/£3.59 until April 29)
Blast into a 1-bit lo-fi simulation that will gradually train your skills up to become the ultimate space-fighter pilot! Secretly part of the Project Starship world, this twin-stick shooter is designed to prepare pilots for their mission against the awakened forces of the void. By slowly introducing new challenges and more frenetic battles, the Null Drifter simulation will push the limits of any pilot to the next level!

Battle Princess Madelyn Royal Edition (Causal Bit Games) - €13.30/£11.99
Join Battle Princess Madelyn and her ghostly canine companion, Fritzy, as they set out on a quest to save her family and rid the land of an evil wizard--in this retro arcade action packed epic!

Pure arcade action! Redesigned with the creators original vision!
New enemies, bosses, music and sfx added! Completely redesigned stages!

Gunbrick: Reloaded (Nitrome) - €13.49/£11.99
In a future where cars are obsolete, the Gunbrick has become a worldwide sensation!

Encounter wasteland mutants, crazed nerds, law enforcement and all manner of cube based adversaries in this action packed puzzle platformer.

Fight of Animals (Digital Crafter) - €8.99/£8.09
Meme Animals such as Power Hook Dog, Mighty Fox, Magic Squirrel, and more have now become Fighters!!

Simple Controls & Funny Animals & Exciting Battles. Choose your favorite animal and join the fight. Players can fight through arcade mode to become the King of Animals!

Bridge! 3 (Aerosoft) - €9.99/£8.99
Let your creativity run as a bridge builder and take the challenge to prove yourself as a true master of bridge building! As a structural engineer and designer, you have the responsibility for a perfect static load capacity of the bridge. In Bridge! 3 you have the opportunity to build your bridges and their carrying capacity to the utmost!

You want to create your own level? No problem, because you can design the most complicated bridges the world has ever seen. Use all the new and exciting features that we have made available for you. Romp yourself and create your own levels and missions that you share with the community. You can use up to 20 different original components. You have endless possibilities!

With more than 30 varied missions and additional content from the community, you as the master builder are faced with numerous challenges. In Bridge! 3 you can install new special components such as boosters, checkpoints or trampolines. Not only can you create completely new bridges, but you can also master platforms independently and on various systems.

Monster Viator (Kemco) - €14.99/£13.49
Unable to remember who he is, Culter is mysteriously able to communicate with monsters. He soon comes across Aira, a shepherd who controls monsters with a harp and sets out together on a journey to uncover his memories. A fairy-tale like adventure with a legendary Hero with a thousand monsters, a Fountain of Truth and a witch unfolds!

Ride a dragon and soar the skies or on a raft down the river! Compelling pixel art breathes life into your adventure. Journey with more than 20 monsters, each with their own abilities and personalities. Hang tight and take your time in exploring not only challenging dungeons but what this fantasy RPG has to offer!

Arcade Archives Flak Attack (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
"FLAK ATTACK" is a shooting game released by KONAMI in 1987. The goal for the player is to fly in the latest fighter aircraft of the Roufanis territory and fight with the Desalis empire which is trying to dominate the world. It is a title highly regarded by a selected few containing an interesting content including features such as a military-style worldview, simple controls and exciting BGM.

RMX Real Motorcross (Ultimate Games, available April 10) - €6.99/£6.29
Take part in exciting motocross racing - race on different tracks. Upgrade your bike to score higher place. After each race remember to Fix broken parts and upgrade your motorcycle to win! Learn tricks, earn money, and win every championship.

Rush Rover (Ratalaika Games, available April 10) - €4.99/£4.99
Rush Rover is a 2D top-down shooter game with game play mechanics similar to traditional shmups. It includes random map generation, unique weapons, lots of different enemies, exciting boss battles and a dynamic chip tune soundtrack.

In the universe of Rush Rover, intelligent robots and mining exploration have spread over every known galaxy. After the war of independence against humanity, these highly intelligent and powerful machines attempt to rule over everything so they start hacking other robots. You control a "clean" mining rover, picking up weapons and rushing to survive!

Depixtion (DevHour Games, available April 10) - €7.19/£6.49
Based on the popular Picross genre, Depixtion blends color mixing mechanics with the rules of nonograms to create a uniquely colorful experience.

Tharsis (QubicGames, available April 11) - €11.99/£10.79 (€8.99/£8.09 until April 26)
A mysterious signal coming from the Tharsis region of Mars sets your crew of astronauts off on a risky mission. Who sent it? And why? Impossible questions, but your fate is sealed on finding out. Now, millions of miles away from home, a micrometeoroid storm damaged your spaceship and killed two vital members of your crew. The mission is no longer just discovery, but to survive the journey with those still left alive.

Tharsis is built around a unique mix of a board game and video game mechanics. The outcomes of your choices are determined by rolls of the dice, but ultimately it is up to you and your decisions that will affect the mission’s success. Guide your crew through onboard disasters, food shortages, and the unforgiving nature of space. Maintain what remains of their health and sanity as they are strained by a crumbling ship, lack of food and the strange and disturbing signals coming from the Red Planet.

Succeeding in Tharsis requires you to make the best of what you have, even if everything indicates failure. Certain factors may be outside of your control, but that doesn't mean they can't be overcome. Be ready to plan and adapt continually. The game offers three levels of difficulty - easy for a fair learning curve, normal for those wanting a tough but fair challenge and hard for the true challenge seekers.

Downloadable Content

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Ninja Costume (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Video Rental Shop Staff Uniform (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Embroidered Dragon Satin Jacket (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Competitive Swimsuit (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Judo Black Belt Outfit (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Santa Costume (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Leotard Outfit (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Disaster Report 4 T-shirt (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Maid Costume (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Baseball Uniform (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Swimsuit Oufit (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Cowboy Costume (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Disaster Curry T-shirt and cap (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - School Uniform (NIS America) - Free
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Police Uniform (NIS America) - Free

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Hunting Cap and Jacket (NIS America) - €1.49/£1.39
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Fishmonger Costume (NIS America) - €1.49/£1.39
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - Space Fighter Pilot Jet (NIS America) - €1.49/£1.39

Monster Viator: Damage x2 (Kemco) - €4.99/£4.49
Monster Viator: White Pancho (Kemco) - €2.99/£2.69
Monster Viator: Experience x3 (Kemco) - €4.99/£4.49

Pic-a-Pieces: 15x15 Pieces Pack 15 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99/£2.99
Pic-a-Pieces: 20x20 Pieces Pack 15 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99/£2.99

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


Thu Apr 09 20 08:25am
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

European? I'm thinking these releases are worth euro peeing on

Sure Looks Unappealing.


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