Nintendo Download: 31st October (Europe)

Free fitness for U, Castlevania gets super, a lot of discounts and more

This week's download news for Europe arrived a little later than normal, which we'll assume is an attempt to creep us out before they arrive on the creepiest day of the year. This time around we're light on new releases, though a major Wii franchise makes its awaited début on Nintendo's new system. We also have a Konami Classic and a ridiculous number of discounts, so let's get to the details.

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Castlevania IV (Konami, €7.99 / £5.49) — Now this is a perfect Halloween game, and some would argue — against some fierce opposition — that it's the peak of the Castlevania franchise. This Super NES title is held in particularly high esteem for good reason, and is sure to tempt some downloads on the spookiest night of the year. You can see what we thought in our Wii Virtual Console Super Castlevania IV review until we summon the bravery to tackle it all over again. This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Retail Download

Wii Fit U (Nintendo, free trial) — Arriving on 1st November, you can download a free 31-day trial of the full Wii Fit U software, giving you early access if you also have Wii Balance Board. This could be a far cheaper option than buying the sets coming to retail, as you just need to buy and sync a Fit Metre (available at retail in various colours from the same date as this download) to extend the trial indefinitely. We'll do some stretches and warm up for a review.

Wii U eShop Retail Download Temporary Discounts

Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €6.79 / £5.49 until 14th November, normally €16.99 / £13.99)

Wii U eShop Retail Temporary Discounts

Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 7th November, normally €69.99 / £54.99)

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 7th November, normally €29.99 / £23.99)

ZombiU (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 7th November, normally €29.99 / £23.99)

Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €29.99 / £23.99 until 14th November, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

Rabbids Land (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 7th November, normally €29.99 / £23.99)

Sports Connection (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 7th November, normally €29.99 / £23.99)

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 7th November, normally €29.99 / £23.99)

3DS Retail Download

Hotel Transylvania (Avanquest, €19.99 / £17.99) — This adventure platform is slightly horrifying, and not in a good way, as made clear in our review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €4.19 / £3.59 until 28th November, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

2 Fast 4 Gnomz (QubicGames, €2.99 / £2.69 until 21st November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3DS eShop Retail Download Temporary Discounts

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, €5.99 / £5.39 until 14th November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €17.99 / £14.99 until 14th November, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €7.99 / £7.19), was €9.99 / £8.99) — Price reduced from 1st November.

3DS eShop Retail Download Permanent Discount

MYST (Funbox Media, €13.99 / £12.59, was €19.99 / £17.99) — Price reduced from 1st November


So that's another week down, Europe, with plenty of discounts joining some new releases. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (277 votes)

Super Castlevania IV (Wii U Virtual Console)

18%

Wii Fit U (Wii U eShop free retail trial)

39%

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

1%

Assassin's Creed III (Wii U eShop retail temporary discount)

5%

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Wii U eShop retail temporary discount)

  0%

ZombiU (Wii U eShop retail temporary discount)

6%

Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U eShop retail temporary discount)

3%

Rabbids Land (Wii U eShop retail temporary discount)

  0%

Sports Connection (Wii U eShop retail temporary discount)

  0%

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Wii U eShop retail temporary discount)

  0%

Hotel Transylvania (3DS retail download)

  0%

Football Up 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

2 Fast 4 Gnomz (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (3DS eShop retail temporary discount)

3%

Resident Evil Revelations (3DS eShop retail temporary discount)

2%

Aqua Moto Racing 3D (3DS eShop permanent discount)

  0%

MYST (3DS eShop retail permanent discount)

  0%

Nothing for me this week

21%

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