Nintendo Download: 22nd May (Europe)
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
A SQUIDS Odyssey, Swords, Klonoa and much more
It's another Monday morning, which means we have a juicy Nintendo Download update for European gamers. This week includes plenty of options on both Wii U and 3DS, with brand new and Virtual Console titles on both systems. Without further ado, let's get to the details.
Wii U eShop
SQUIDS Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €12.99 / £9.99) — A tactical RPG originally released in two parts on PC and smart device platforms, this colourful title arrives on Wii U incorporating content from both releases and including updated controls. We'll let you know what we think in our review.
Swords & Soldiers (Two Tribes, €2.99 / £2.69) — This is a HD remake of the popular WiiWare title, which features optional touch screen controls and multiplayer where each player uses their own screen. This could be very tempting at a budget price, and we'll let you know what we think soon.
Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.99 / £2.99) — This aims to provide a relaxing puzzle experience, in which headphones and presumably a comfortable chair are encouraged. With a promised 460 levels and a minimalist but potentially interesting concept, this could be worth a look; our review will be published very soon.
Wii U Virtual Console
Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (Bandai Namco, €6.99 / £6.29) — Namco's mascot may not have had much love recently, but this Game Boy Advance platformer gets another chance to shine on Nintendo's home console. Watch out for our upcoming review.
Picross e4 (Jupiter Corporation, €5.00 / £4.50) — It's Picross, so much Picross! This series of releases on the 3DS is popular simply because it delivers these picture puzzles well, albeit without too many bells and whistles. We gave this a recommendation in our Picross e4 review.
Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €2.99 / £2.49) — Also coming to the Wii U eShop relatively soon, this equips the turtle in question with a water gun and some platforming abilities. We expect the gameplay will speak for itself, but with colourful visuals and a budget price there's cause for some optimism. We'll get into a review for this one soon.
Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 (Agetec, €4.99 / £4.49) — This series returns promising gameplay improvements and additional content over the original, in which you shoot up as many enemy tanks as possible. Unfortunately, we felt this one did little to improve over the deeply flawed original — check out our Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 review.
3DS Virtual Console
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Arc System Works. €4.99 / £4.49) — The iconic action beat 'em up series receives its second entry on the portable's retro store, with the grisly premise that you're now avenging a death rather than a kidnapping. We were fans in our Wii Virtual Console Double Dragon II: The Revenge review, and will take to the streets once again.
3DS Retail Download
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (Avanquest, £19.99)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Aeternoblade (Corecell, €7.99 / £6.59 until 29th May, normally €14.99 / £13.50)
Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012 (Avanquest, €4.99 / £4.99 until 5th June, normally €10.99 / £9.99)
Quite a lot to choose from in Europe this time. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (204 votes)
SQUIDS Odyssey (Wii U eShop)
Swords & Soldiers (Wii U eShop)
Color Zen (Wii U eShop)
Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (Wii U Virtual Console)
Picross e4 (3DS eShop)
Turtle Tale (3DS eShop)
Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 (3DS eShop)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (3DS Virtual Console)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (3DS retail download)
Aeternoblace (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012 (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Nothing for me this week
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