Nintendo Download: 30th January (Europe)
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Wii Fit U, hamsters that are brilliant and plenty of discounts
As is now the regular routine, European Nintendo Download fans can kick off the week with an early look at what's to come in Thursday's update. The upcoming week does only feature one new game, rounding off a quiet January for the eShop platforms, but does include a series of tempting discounts on retail and download-only games. Without further ado, let's get to it.
Wii U eShop Retail Download
Wii Fit U (Nintendo, €34.99 / £29.99) — Available from 1st February. The Wii Fit U trial offer, in which you get to keep the download for free when synchronised with a Wii Fit Meter, expires on 31st January. From that point onwards it'll shift to a standard price on the eShop, so act fast if you want to take advantage of the offer. We gave this title a strong recommendation in our Wii Fit U review.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
All five of the following titles are part of the Super Indie Connection Sale that will run until 13th February — if you own any of these downloads, the others are all available at the discounted prices provided below.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Black Forest Games, €5.99 / £5.19 until 13th February, normally €14.99 / £12.99)
Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward, €3.99 / £3.59 until 13th February, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games, €4.79 / £3.99 until 13th February, normally €11.99 / £9.99)
Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party (KnapNok Games, €2.79 / £2.39 until 13th February, normally €6.99 / £5.99)
Toki Tori 2+ (Two Tribes, €5.99 / £5.19 until 13th February, normally €14.99 / £12.99)
Wii U Retail Download Temporary Discount
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom, €35.99 / £29.99 until 6th February, normally €59.99 / £49.99)
Brilliant Hamsters (Bergsala Lightweight, €9.99 / £9.99) — The ever-growing pet-sim genre continues on the 3DS, with hamsters joining dogs, cats, horses, penguins, dinosaurs and more in a fight for your affections. You take care of your hamster's every need in this title, though it's an unremarkable effort — our review explaining why will be published in the next 24 hours.
3DS Retail Download Temporary Discount
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom, €26.99 / £23.99 until 6th February, normally €44.99 / £39.99)
So that's your lot, Europe. Let us know if you're planning to pick any of these up in the comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (230 votes)
Wii Fit U (Wii U Retail Download)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
Toki Tori 2+
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U retail download temporary discount)
Brilliant Hamsters (3DS eShop)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS retail download temporary discount)
Nothing for me this week
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