Nintendo Download: 8th May (Europe)
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Return to the Abyss, more Denpa men, discounts galore and more
Monday brings the beginning of another week, and Nintendo of Europe has once again served up details of the download goodies on the way this week. The stand-out is possibly the third entry in a popular AR series on 3DS, though there's a tempting budget title on Wii U, NES titles on both platforms and more to consider. Let's get to it.
Wii U eShop
Abyss (EnjoyUp Games,€1.99 / £1.79) — Natural resources are scarce and the survival of the human race is in danger. Desperate to find new energy resources, the ASAN creates a biomechanical robot called Nep2no that is capable of withstanding extreme depths in the hope of finding new energy sources. Our review of this budget release is imminent, while we quite liked the DSiWare original.
Wii U Virtual Console
Volleyball (Nintendo, €4.99 / £3.49) — Nintendo continues to release its basic sports range from the NES era onto its shiny new system, this time taking to the court for some Volleyball shenanigans. Unfortunately this one is, in our opinion, absolutely rubbish; you can read why in our Volleyball review.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discount
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 29th May, normally €16.99 / £13.99)
The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of the Digitoll (Genius Sonority, €9.99 / £8.99) — The quirky and colourful AR (augmented reality) RPG returns, and this time includes homes for each Denpa Man that can be customised. While that sounds like a fun extra, as fans of the first two titles we're particularly looking forward to heading out into the real world with our 3DS while tackling another adventure with the cool little men; we'll let you know what we think in our review, soon.
3DS Virtual Console
Clu Clu Land (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59) — This is an action puzzle game from the early days of the NES, in which you manoeuvre bubbles by throwing them around the stage. This can also be played with a friend, but the fiddly controls will take a fair bit of practice and skill; it could be worth a punt for some, as explained in our Clu Clu Land review.
3DS Retail Download
Hidden Expedition: Titanic (MSL, €11.99 / £10.79)
Jewel Quest 6: The Sapphire Dragon (MSL, €11.99 / £10.79)
Candy Match 3 (Bigben Interactive, €7.99 / £7.19)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.99 until 22nd May, normally €14.99 / £14.99)
Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.99 until 22nd May, normally €6.99 / £5.99)
3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.99 / £5.99 until 22nd May, normally €13.99 / £11.99)
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix. €5.99 / £5.39 until 29th May, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.49 until 29th May, normally €7.00 / £5.90)
Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.69 until 29th May, normally €3.99 / £3.35)
Sweet Memories Blackjack (€2.99 / £2.69 until 29th May, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
That's the line-up this week, Europe. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (184 votes)
Abyss (Wii U eShop)
Volleyball (Wii U Virtual Console)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of the Digitoll (3DS eShop)
Clu Clu Land (3DS Virtual Console)
Hidden Expedition: Titanic (3DS retail download)
Jewel Quest 6: The Sapphire Dragon (3DS retail download)
Candy Match 3 (3DS retail download)
Murder on the Titanic (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Jewel Match 3 (3DS eShop temporary discount)
3D Game Collection (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Swords & Soldiers 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Brunch Panic (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Sweet Memories Blackjack (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Nothing for me this week
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