Earlier today we shared the news that New Art Academy and Freakyforms Deluxe will be retail downloads in Europe, arriving on 17th August alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2. Of course, that meant that there could potentially be two Freakyforms titles in the eShop, with the original download version including less content but coming in at a significantly lower price.
It seems that Nintendo of Europe has decided that this isn't a good idea, and has posted an update under 'News' in the eShop to advise that Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!, will no longer be available for download in Europe after 16th August, leaving the retail version as the only option. Anyone who purchases the original before that date, or already has, will be able to re-download the title in the future without any problems.
In our Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! review, we said the following about choosing between the two versions.
Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! adds subtle improvements to the original download’s content. The dungeons and special action collectables add much needed variety to exploration, while the basic multiplayer is, like the title as a whole, irresistibly charming... Whether the extra modes justify a retail investment – albeit at a budget price-point with many retailers – is a matter for personal taste.
Unless you move before 16th August it'll no longer be down to personal taste which version you own, so anyone on the fence in Europe should probably make a decision now.