It's just another manic Monday, dear readers, but Europeans can once again take solace in the week's download offerings. This time around we have the continuation of a popular puzzle series, a new puzzle IP, some rather fun 16-bit Mega Man and a scattering of other goodies including one terrific discount on the 3DS eShop. Let's get to the details.
Wii U Virtual Console
Mega Man X2 (Capcom, €7.99 / £5.49) — The second part of the popular 'X' Mega Man spin-off series arrives on the Wii U in Europe this week, and it introduces some new abilities in the battle against the Mavericks. We'll see how it stacks up against its predecessor in our upcoming review, but until then you can read our recommendation in the original Mega Man X2 Virtual Console review. This is the US version of the game.
Wii U Retail Download Permanent Price Reduction
Splinter Cell Blacklist (Ubisoft, €44.99 / £36.99, was €69.99 / £55.99)
Picross e3 (Jupiter Corporation, €5.00 / £4.50) — The latest in the popular puzzle series arrives in Europe later than expected, but will nevertheless be welcome to fans of the franchise. It delivers plenty of familiar challenges, though the doubled-up brain-teasers of Mega Picross add a little extra to this entry; we gave this one a solid recommendation in our Picross e3 review.
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €7.99 / £6.99) — Well hold on there, kids! This adventure game has some sass, with a Mature rating that warns of "suggestive themes", "strong language" and "crude humor". Won't somebody think of the children? This appears to be an adventure / object finding experience, but we have a suitably-aged member of staff on the case.
Wakedas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.50) — This presents plenty of puzzles that could be described as one side of a particularly complex Rubik's Cube, as you move rows and columns of coloured squares to align them properly. It's relaxing to play, though isn't afraid to ramp up the difficulty, and we awarded 7/10 in our Wakedas review.
3DS eShop Permanent Discount
escapeVektor (Nnooo, €6.99 / £5.99, was €10.00 / £8.99)
3DS Retail Downloads
Madagascar 3 & The Croods: COMBO PACK (NAMCO BANDAI Games, €34.99 / £28.49) — As the title suggests, this is a double pack including The Croods: Prehistoric Party and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.
My Vet Practice 3D — In The Country (TREVA Entertainment, €29.99 / £24.99)
That's your lot Europe. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (203 votes)
Mega Man X2 (Wii U Virtual Console)
Splinter Cell Blacklist (Wii U retail download permanent discount)
Picross e3 (3DS eShop)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (3DS eShop)
Wakedas (3DS eShop)
escapeVektor (3DS eShop permanent discount)
Madagascar 3 & The Croods: COMBO PACK (3DS retail download)
My Vet Practice 3D — In The Country (3DS retail download)
Nothing for me this week
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