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Download update revealed for Nintendo Switch launch in Europe

Published by Jack Taylor     March 3, 2017     17:59 UTC

The full lineup of European launch titles for Nintendo Switch has been confirmed, with 18 games available on Nintendo eShop from launch day on 3 March.

Nintendo Switch

1-2-Switch (Nintendo; 3 March; £39.99/€49.99)
This is the first Nintendo video game in which players compete in fun activities while staring into each other’s eyes instead of at the TV screen. From Wild West gun slinging to copying each other’s dance moves, the games in 1-2-Switch make creative use of a broad variety of Nintendo Switch features to liven up parties with anyone, anywhere, at any time.

FAST RMX (Shin'en Multimedia; 3 March; £16.99/€19.99)
Race through a futuristic sci-fi world at incredible speeds in FAST RMX. Drive through abandoned mines in the depths of the earth, to dense jungle areas, futuristic cities, crossing vast deserts and finally up into the stratosphere and beyond. Become a legend and master all courses on even the highest speed!

I am Setsuna (Square Enix; 3 March; £29.99/€39.99)
I am Setsuna is a powerfully nostalgic experience, blending a classic style of story-telling, battle system and gameplay. This is the story of Setsuna; a young woman of incredible inner strength and the sacrifice she must make to save the people of her land. The Island had a custom. To maintain peace, once a decade, a sacrifice was offered to a fiend on the island. However, one year, the fiend grew violent before the next sacrifice was due. Those living on the island were afraid and tried to calm the fiend by offering a sacrifice; Setsuna, chosen because of her powers of enchantment. Setsuna must leave with her guards for the farthest land, where the ceremony of sacrifice will be held.

Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft; 3 March; £49.99/€59.99)
Just Dance 2017 is more fun to play than ever! Grab your friends and family and start dancing anytime, anywhere, with anyone on Nintendo Switch. Get ready for a crazy music experience with pop megahits, insane J-pop tracks and classic rock songs. Enjoy 40 new hits and more than 200 songs available via Just Dance Unlimited! (3-month trial included).

ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug 3 (Hamster; 3 March; £6.29/€6.99)
Metal Slug 3 is an action game released by SNK in 2000. It is actually the fourth entry in the Metal Slug series of games. Players will be able to use four different characters as they take to the battlefield with an array of weaponry. New Slugs such as a Drill Slug will also show up in gameplay, leading to even more fierce and exciting action!

ACA NEOGEO Shock Troopers (Hamster; 3 March; £6.29/€6.99)
Shock Troopers is an action game released by SNK in 1997. Players take part in a rescue operation for Dr. George and his granddaughter who have been kidnapped by the evil organization Bloody Scorpion. The game features the ability for players to choose which route to progress, adding even more replayablity to the title.

ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters '98 (Hamster; 3 March; £6.29/€6.99)
The King of Fighters '98 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1998. In the previous instalment The King of Fighters '97, the story of the Orochi Saga reached its exciting conclusion. As a result, the next entry in the series The King of Fighters '98 was released as a dream match version of The King of Fighters series.

ACA NEOGEO Waku Waku 7 (Hamster; 3 March; £6.29/€6.99)
Waku Waku 7 is a fighting game released by Sunsoft in 1996. Players will control characters who have one of 7 Waku Waku balls that grant wishes, and gather the remaining balls. Let's gather power in exciting gauge, and attack all over with a personality-rich technique of each characters!

ACA NEOGEO World Heroes Perfect (Hamster; 3 March; £6.29/€6.99)
World Heroes Perfect is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. 16 characters based on historical figures battle it out to decide who is the strongest. New elements such as hero gauge, extra attack, and guard attacks have been added to this version, leading to more exciting matches!

New Frontier Days ~Founding Pioneers~ (Arc System Works; 3 March; £8.99/€9.99)
New Frontier Days ~Founding Pioneers~ is a town-building simulation game, where you command your pioneers to colonize a new land. The pioneers are capable of logging, mining, hunting, fishing, and many others. Command them accordingly, and build your own town efficiently! From the materials gathered via the actions of your pioneers, you can then use them to build! With the buildings, you can then process logs into lumber, weave wool into textiles, grow plants with the field and many more! Make your town thrive with all these useful buildings!

Othello (Arc System Works; 3 March; £4.49/€4.99)
The board game for all ages, Othello is now on Nintendo Switch! Play in the comfort of your home or outside, and play in a style that suits you best! A total of 16 levels of computer AI difficulty are available for single-player modes! Hints on where the stones can be placed, and displays to show which tiles will be flipped in this move are also available to help new players understand the game better!

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Yacht Club Games; 3 March; £8.99/€9.99)
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the action-packed prequel to Shovel Knight! Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. With his scythe and preternatural agility at the ready, he can glide across the ground, clamber up walls, and command an arsenal of curious weapons. If he carries out his duties, Specter Knight may have a chance at regaining his lost humanity and breaking his chains of servitude. But what cruel tricks might the Enchantress have up her sleeve?

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Yacht Club Games; 3 March; £22.49/€24.99)
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game series. Become Shovel Knight, wielder of the Shovel Blade, as he runs, jumps, and battles in a quest for his lost beloved. Take down the nefarious knights of the Order of No Quarter and their menacing leader, The Enchantress. But that’s not everything! Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove also features three additional campaigns that are games all unto themselves! Take control of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight on adventures of their own! Together, they form a grand and sweeping saga!

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! (Nintendo; 3 March; £17.99/€19.99)
In this creative new kind of action-puzzle game, players communicate, co-operate, and use their imagination to solve basic and advanced puzzles by cutting paper characters into new shapes. Play by yourself or with a friend in the main game, then bring in a bigger group to solve up to four-player dynamic puzzles or compete in other activities.

Super Bomberman R (Konami; 3 March; £49.99/€49.99)
Evil Emperor Buggler is plotting to take over the universe, only the 8 Bomberman heroes can save the day. Story Mode is a single player or co-op adventure with 50 levels to clear and bosses to defeat. Featuring traditional Bomberman gameplay along with all-new 3D levels and features. Battle Mode is the classic Bomberman multiplayer experience for up to 8 players. Compete locally, or go online and battle with friends and rivals from around the world. The rules are simple - the last Bomberman standing wins.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo; 3 March; £59.99/€69.99)
Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.

VOEZ (Flyhigh Works; 3 March; £18.99/€20.99)
VOEZ is played by touching falling notes in time with the music. Set in a fictional town named Lan Kong Town, which is modeled after Yilan in Taiwan, the story is centered around 6 high school students who form a band that eventually achieves international fame. Gameplay is simple, requiring players to touch vertically falling notes that have hit a bar on the bottom of the screen. Depending on the song, the number of lanes for the notes increase and shift side to side, making the screen look as if it is dancing to the music.

Vroom in the Night Sky (Poisoft; 3 March; £7.99/€8.99)
Vroom in the Night Sky is a magical bike action game. The Magical Gate is floating in the night sky. In order to open the gate, you need to collect the necessary number of Keystars floating in the night sky. By collecting keystars faster and entering the gate, you can get more stardust. Besides, by manipulating the motorcycle more technically, the amount of stardust will increase. Let's try various actions and challenge to collect stardust. By using the collected stardust, you will be able to get a new magical bike. If you get a powerful magical bike, you will be able to more easily collect stardust!

Add-on content on Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft; 3 March)
Just Dance Unlimited - 1 day - £3.29/€3.99
Just Dance Unlimited - 30 days - £3.99/€4.99
Just Dance Unlimited - 90 days - £7.99/€9.99
Just Dance Unlimited - 365 days - £24.99/€29.99

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo; 3 March)
Expansion Pass - £17.99/€19.99

Demos on Nintendo Switch

Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! (Nintendo; 3 March)
In this creative new kind of action-puzzle game, players communicate, co-operate, and use their imagination to solve basic and advanced puzzles by cutting paper characters into new shapes. Play by yourself or with a friend in the main game, then bring in a bigger group to solve up to four-player dynamic puzzles or compete in other activities.

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