Download update revealed for September 7, 2017 in Europe
Published by Jack Taylor September 8, 2017 10:20 UTC
A week of big name games features Monster Hunter Stories, The Binding of Isaac, LEGO Worlds, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, Blues Journey, and plenty more besides.
Double Dragon 4 (Arc System Works; 7 September; £8.59/€9.49)
The next entry in the side-scrolling action game series Double Dragon is finally here! The story picks up after the elimination of the Black Warriors in Double Dragon II! Experience all-new exhilarating action with the original old-school graphics! Use the art of Sou-Setsu-Ken to rescue the kidnapped Marian! Plus, new enemy characters including ninjas, karate masters, and sumo wrestlers, none of which have been seen in Double Dragon before! There are lots of extra modes, too! Cool new features fans have been waiting for! Playable enemy characters, VS Mode, Tower Mode, and even more!
LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros.; 8 September; £24.99/€29.99)
Explore. Discover. Create. Together. LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Create anything you can imagine one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain ranges and dot your world with tropical islands. Drop in prefabricated structures to build and customize any world to your liking. Explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas and unlock treasures that enhance your gameplay. Watch your creations come to life through characters and creatures that interact with you and each other in unexpected ways. In LEGO Worlds, anything is possible!
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Crunching Koalas; 7 September; £8.99/€9.99)
In a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Fortunately, an ancient champion with an elegant weapon has been summoned to please the Gods and restore balance to the universe. Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut, and traverse lands straight out of Germanic myths. Survive with style and expand your powers to fight for the glory and amusement of the almighty Gods.
NeuroVoider (Plug In Digital; 7 September; £12.99/€13.99)
NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack'n'slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath. (May contain explosions.)
Physical Contact: 2048 (Collavier; 7 September; £4.49/€5.00)
Physical Contact: 2048 is a casual but head-minded game that aims at higher values by coalescing the same blocks in the region.
R.B.I. Baseball 17 (Nighthawk Interactive; 5 September; £26.99/€29.99)
Your breakout MLB season is on Nintendo Switch! R.B.I. Baseball 17 returns in the fourth edition of the classic franchise, developed by MLB.com. Fun, fast paced, high-octane baseball action bring back R.B.I’s pick-up-and-play roots. Take control of your game with reactive pitching and batting systems that allow for in-the-moment decisions. R.B.I. 17 is packed with 30 authentic ballparks, advanced stat tracking, season game sims and roster updates throughout the season. R.B.I. Baseball is back, you gotta come ready to play!
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Nicalis; 7 September; £35.99/€39.99)
Isaac has discovered a labyrinth beneath his own house, filled with monsters, power-ups and unimaginable treasure. Can he survive the physical challenges and psychological trials of a world he never made? The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a dungeon-crawling shoot-'em-up that’s literally a different game each and every time you play it! The randomly generated maps are built with over 11,000 unique room configurations, each populated with a nearly endless variety of enemies, items, challenges and secrets!
The Bridge (Quantum Astrophysicists Guild; 7 September; £8.99/€9.99)
The Bridge is a logic puzzle game that forces you to reevaluate your preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave you with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.
Classic games on Nintendo Switch
Blue's Journey (ACA Neo Geo - Hamster; 7 September; £6.29/€6.99)
Blue's Journey is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1991. In order to save the planet Raguy from the invasion of the Daruma tribe, the hero Blue must fight using leaves, boomerangs, and a variety of other weapons along with his special ability to change his body size. The branching stages allow you to enjoy the game again and again.
Add-on content on Nintendo Switch
LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros.; content launches 6 September)
Classic Space Pack - £3.29/€3.99)
Crystareino (Kemco; 7 September; £8.99/€9.99)
Suddenly summoned to a mysterious world, what will the hero protect and lose? As always, the protagonist is training hard with his teacher Eppol, in order to become a respectable hero. After a training session, a mysterious light appears in front of them, engulfing the two. Summoned to another world, the two are bewildered by the situation and begin a journey to find a way to get back to their home world. Create the ultimate character by mastering up to 20 classes! Fill up the gauge in turn-based battles to unleash the ability only a Hero has; the Brave Burst. As you travel, you will come across more than 20 characters scattered around the world. You can even befriend characters who are not relevant to the story! If you want to be a true hero in a fantasy RPG, don't forget to help the townspeople by accepting the various subquests!
Monster Hunter Stories (Nintendo; 8 September; £34.99/€3.99)
Prepare to embark on an RPG adventure unlike anything the Monster Hunter series has ever known. In Monster Hunter Stories, become a Rider and bond with monsters to raise their potential and unleash powerful combos. Players can fly, swim and crash into new areas of the map, discover eggs to collect and hatch, and participate in turn-based battles with a party of multiple monsters. [Bonus if you download from Nintendo eShop: Exclusive "Explorer Set" Monsties Zinogre (Fire), Rathian (Water), Yian Kut-Ku (Ice), Lagombi (Thunder). The download code will be shown on-screen after the download.]
Special offers on Nintendo 3DS
Adventure Bar Story (Circle Ent.) - €3.99/£3.91/CHF 5.20 until 28 September
Adventure Labyrinth Story (Circle Ent.) - €4.00/£3.60/CHF 4.88 until 28 September
Alien on the Run (Joindots) - €2.49/£2.09/CHF 2.69 until 21 September
Breakout Defense (nuGame) - €4.90/£4.20/CHF 7.00 until 5 October
Chain Blaster (Joindots) - €2.49/£2.09/CHF 2.69 until 21 September
Conveni Dream (Circle Ent.) - €4.00/£3.60/CHF 4.88 until 28 September
Crazy Construction (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49/CHF 3.49 until 21 September
Drancia Saga (Circle Ent.) - €4.00/£3.99/CHF 5.20 until 28 September
I am an Air Traffic Controller: Airport Hero Hawaii (Sonic Powered) - €7.49/£6.74/CHF 10.50 until 28 September
I am an Air Traffic Controller: Airport Hero Narita (Sonic Powered) - €7.49/£6.74/CHF 10.50 until 28 September
I am an Air Traffic Controller: Airport Hero Osaka KIX (Sonic Powered) - €7.49/£6.74/CHF 10.50 until 28 September
Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto (Sonic Powered) - €7.49/£6.49/CHF 8.00 until 28 September
Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Monorail Trip to Okinawa (Sonic Powered) - €7.49/£6.49/CHF 7.50 until 28 September
Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots) - €2.49/£2.09/CHF 2.69 until 21 September
Kingdom's Item Shop (Circle Ent.) - €4.00/£3.83/CHF 4.96 until 28 September
Mercenaries Saga 2 (Circle Ent.) - €3.99/£3.91/CHF 5.20 until 28 September
Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Seas (Circle Ent.) - €3.99/£3.19/CHF 4.80 until 28 September
Rytmik Ultimate (Cinemax) - €8.99/£7.99/CHF 11.99 until 28 September
Skypeace (Sonic Powered) - €0.49/£0.44/CHF 0.50 until 28 September
Undead Bowling (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49/CHF 3.49 until 21 September
Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €7.19/£6.39/CHF 9.59 until 21 September
Word Search 10K (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49/CHF 5.99 until 21 September
Earthlock: Festival of Magic (Snowcastle Games; 7 September; £8.99/€9.99)
Earthlock: Festival of Magic is an adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90s, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression. Enter a beautiful world haunted by its fateful past and join a party of unlikely heroes on their journey to rescue Amon's uncle from an ancient cult and uncover the secret of Earthlock.
The Gem Collector (TreeFall Studios; 7 September; £2.69/€2.99)
Embark on an adventure as Nomi, the volunteer gem collector from the Earth Tribe. Run, jump, fight enemies, solve puzzles, and collect gems in over 21 levels. Enjoy the 2D platforming madness with a friend, as the entire game can be played with drop-in and drop-out Co-Op. Push your skills to the max with hundreds of collectibles to find and intense situations to manoeuvre through. Any fan of traditional 2D Platformers will be right at home with this game, get ready, and start collecting!
Special offers on Wii U
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios) - €6.99/£5.99/CHF 8.62 until 21 September
Ping 1.5+ (Nami Tentou) - €1.34/£1.19/CHF 1.79 until 21 September
Psibo (Nami Tentou) - €1.34/£1.19/CHF 1.79 until 21 September
Severed (Drinkbox Studios) - €7.49/£5.99/CHF 7.45 until 21 September
Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games) - €7.19/£6.39/CHF 9.59 until 21 September
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