Nintendo Download: 11th April 2013 (Europe)

Croods, pets, elementalists and a lot of discounts

As is always the case, Europe, we have the opportunity to start our week with news of the download goodies that we can expect on Thursday. In terms of new offerings we're limited to a couple of lower profile retail games and a DSiWare release, but Nintendo of Europe is offering a lot of discounts to celebrate the iDÉAME developer's conference taking place in Madrid this coming weekend. So, let's get to the details.

Wii U Retail Download

The Croods: Prehistoric Party (D3Publisher, €44.99 / £35.99) — While due to arrive in stores on 12th March, this 30 mini-game movie tie-in arrives a day earlier on the Wii U eShop. As a party game based on an animated movie we do feel a little caution, but who knows? Perhaps it'll be a rare gem in the genre.

Wii U eShop Discounts

Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 30th April, normally €16.99 / £13.99)

The Cave (SEGA, €8.99 / £7.99 until 25th April, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

Toki Tori 2 (Two Tribes, €13.49 / £11.69 until 25th April, normally €14.99 / £12.99)

Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th April, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward Technologies, €7.49 / £6.75 until 25th April, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Nano Assault Neo (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.99 / £5.99 until 25th April, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Puddle (Neko Entertainment, €6.99 / £6.29 until 2nd May. normally €9.99 / £8.99)

3DS Retail Downloads

The Croods: Prehistoric Party (D3Publisher, €34.99 / £27.99) — We expect this to be largely the same as the Wii U version, albeit with scruffier graphics and a little less useful as a party game due to its absence from the living room TV. Still, if handheld movie spin-offs are your thing, it also arrives on the eShop one day ahead of stores.

Cats and Dogs 3D: Pets at Play (TREVA Entertainment, €29.99 / £24.99) — Originally arriving in stores one year after 3DS launch title Nintendogs + Cats, this is a sim that largely promises to do the same things as Nintendo's popular title.

3DS eShop Discounts

Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid, €5.99 / £5.39 until 25th April, normally €8.99 / £8.09)

Mighty Switch Force! (WayForward Technologies, €4.49 / £4.09 until 25th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th April, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €3.49 / £3.19 until 25th April, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Gunman Clive (Bertil Hörberg, €1.49 / £1.49 until 25th April, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 25th April, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

DSiWare

Clash of Elementalists (Teyon, 500 Nintendo Points) — Teyon has been a well-known name on DSiWare, and returns with this fighting game that focuses on using special powers based on one of four elements. This includes four different modes (Training, Arcade, Free Battle and Versus) and Download Play for two players, while the developer promises "insane finishing moves". We'll get ready to rumble and bring you our review soon.


So, that's your lot for this week. Do any of the three new titles tempt you, or is it all about those discounts? Let us know your download plans in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (182 votes)

The Croods: Prehistoric Party (Wii U retail download)

  0%

Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop discount)

8%

The Cave (Wii U eShop discount)

7%

Toki Tori 2 (Wii U eShop discount)

5%

Little Inferno (Wii U eShop discount)

3%

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition (Wii U eShop discount)

1%

Nano Assault Neo (Wii U eShop discount)

4%

Puddle (Wii U eShop discount)

  0%

The Croods: Prehistoric Party (3DS retail download)

  0%

Cats and Dogs 3D: Pets at Play (3DS retail download)

1%

Mutant Mudds (3DS eShop discount)

7%

Mighty Switch Force! (3DS eShop discount)

2%

Art of Balance TOUCH! (3DS eShop discount)

2%

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS eShop discount)

2%

Gunman Clive (3DS eShop discount)

11%

Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (3DS eShop discount)

1%

Clash of Elementalists (DSiWare)

1%

Nothing for me this week

46%

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