Nintendo Download: 26th June (Europe)
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Wii Sports Club, GBA Mario Tennis, StreetPass discounts and much more
Another Monday has arrived, dear gamers, and Nintendo of Europe is trying to cheer us up with its Download Update details. This week certainly has plenty of choice, with a broad variety of titles covering Wii U, 3DS and, yes, DSiWare. We have the completion of a HD sports set and a particularly tempting GBA Virtual Console arrival, along with much more, so let's get to the details.
Wii U eShop
Wii Sports Club: Baseball + Boxing — (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99 permanent pass, €1.99 / £1.79 day pass) — The final two sports in this Wii U HD re-imagining arrive together, essentially making them two games for the price of one. In Baseball you use the GamePad motion controls for pitching and fielding while batting with the Wii MotionPlus, while Boxing utilises a Wii MotionPlus controller in each hand for increased accuracy.
Blok Drop U (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.29) — When released in North America this title had the honour of being the first Nintendo Web Framework title released on the eShop, with a simple aesthetic and physics-based challenges to take on. Free DLC will arrive as the year progresses, and we gave this a reasonable recommendation in our Blok Drop U review.
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Oxygenes RL, €29.90 / £24.90) — This is a mini-game collection for young children, as the title suggests, though unfortunately we don't think it'll encourage much of a party atmosphere. We were heavily critical of this one in our Luv Me Buddies Wonderland review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Mario Power Tennis (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) — Just in time for Wimbledon the Wii U Virtual Console serves up a treat from the Game Boy Advance library. We suspect news of this one will please some GBA fans, as it tasks you with levelling up your character before jumping into matches with the Mushroom Kingdom residents. We'll take to the court to give this RPG-lite sport title a fair swing.
Wii U Retail Download
One Piece Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, €54.99 / £43.99) — The well known franchise continues, this time with an adventure on Forgotten Island.
Wii U eShop Promotion
Wii Sports Club — A free 48 hour trial for all players, which will activate the first time the game is loaded after the download of Boxing and Baseball.
Cocoro - Line Defender (Moving Player, €3.99 / £3.59) — A title with an intriguing premise of a Japanese setting and controlling elements in strategic battles to protect the land. You can unlock new heroes and various weapons in this strategy game, and we'll let you know what we think in our review.
Toy Stunt Bike (Wobbly Tooth, €4.99 / £4.49) — This sounds like a mix between Trials and Micro Machines, as you take on tricky stunt-filled courses on a toy bike, jumping over everyday items like toasters. We'll see whether this is a source of delicious fun or just an opportunity to get burnt in our upcoming review.
Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.49) — The name actually says it all, as you're tasked with parking cars in assigned places. Not necessarily the most thrilling premise, and awkward controls didn't help its case at all in our Parking Star 3D review.
Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €6.66 / £6.66) — This is a gallery shooter in which you target and shoot vampires that are trying to do harm to humans. Though some may like the visual style, this doesn't have a great deal to offer, as we explain in our Van Helsing sniper Zx100 review.
3DS Retail Download
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival (Konami, €39.95 / £34.99) — Bringing the TV series to 3DS, this is all about collectible cards and doing battle to improve your deck. There'll be 11 different playable characters and 40 appearing, in total, from the TV show.
One Piece Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, €34.99 / £28.49) — Available from 27th June.
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D — (Konami, €19.99 / £17.99) — Released back in Spring 2012, this 3D re-make finally arrives as a download; you can read our retail Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D review to see what we think of this sneaky release.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Squad (Nintendo, €3.99/ £3.59 until 13th July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Battle (Nintendo, €3.99/ £3.59 until 13th July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Garden (Nintendo, €3.99/ £3.59 until 13th July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Mansion (Nintendo, €3.99/ £3.59 until 13th July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: Combo-Pack (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99 until 13th July, normally €14.99 / £13.49)
Urban Trial Freestyle (Tate Media, €1.99 / £1.79 until 3rd July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3DS eShop Demo
Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! (Nintendo, free) — With the full game on the way (on 3rd July) this demo will introduce you to this real world AR photography title.
Anne's Doll Studio: Lolita Collection (Gamebridge, 500 Nintendo Points) — This continues the doll dress-up series that previously haunted our reviewer's dreams. Here's hoping for a drastic improvement.
Anne's Doll Studio: Princess Collection (Gamebridge, 500 Nintendo Points) — See above.
Anne's Doll Studio: Antique Collection (Gamebridge, 500 Nintendo Points) — See above.
Another week down, European gamers. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (226 votes)
Wii Sports Club Boxing + Baseball (Wii U eShop)
Blok Drop U (Wii U eShop)
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Wii U eShop)
Mario Power Tennis (Wii U Virtual Console)
One Piece Unlimited World Red (Wii U Retail Download)
Cocoro - Line Defender (3DS eShop)
Toy Stunt Bike (3DS eShop)
Parking Star 3D (3DS eShop)
Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (3DS eShop)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival (3DS retail download)
One Piece Unlimited World Red (3DS retail download)
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS retail download)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Squad (3DS eShop temporary discount)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Battle (3DS eShop temporary discount)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Garden (3DS eShop temporary discount)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Mansion (3DS eShop temporary discount)
StreetPass Mii Plaza: Combo-Pack (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Urban Trial Freestyle (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Anne's Doll Studio: Lolita Collection (DSiWare)
Anne's Doll Studio: Princess Collection (DSiWare)
Anne's Doll Studio: Antique Collection (DSiWare)
Just the free demo for me
Nothing for me this week
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