Nintendo Download: 17th July (Europe)

EarthBound reduced, shoot 'em up action, GBA Kirby and more

It's Monday morning, which means European gamers can see what treats await in this week's Nintendo Download Update. There are some interesting options, with some new games, another Game Boy Advance title and some particularly enticing discounts. Let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

GAIABREAKER (Ubiquitous Entertainment, €10.99 / £9.89) — The scrolling shoot 'em up genre has been particularly absent on the Wii U eShop, even if the spherical approach of Nano Assault Neo throws up an excellent option. We'll look at this one with interest, then, with a homing laser and integrated Miiverse support touted as major features, while there are six stages on offer as you aim to protect Earth. We'll bring you a review as soon as possible.

Wii U Virtual Console

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land — The rate of new Game Boy Advance releases on Wii U continues at a steady pace, with Kirby now joining the fray. Expect plenty of power-ups and an overload of cuteness, while one button mini-games play a notable role. We'll suck this one up for a review, soon.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

EarthBound (Nintendo, €5.99 / £4.19 until 24th July, normally €9.99 / £6.99)

Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation, €4.99 / £4.59 until 24th July, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

3DS eShop

Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €2.99 / £2.69) — It's more match-3 mayhem for the 3DS, though mayhem is perhaps an exaggeration. The main twist in this entry is that progress gains XP and, as a result, new items that can be used to boost performance. We'll get some multipliers going and bring you a review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €4.49 / £3.99 until 31st July, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

escapeVektor (Nnooo, €3.99 / £3.59 until 31st July, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Premium Version (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29 until 24th July, normally €9.99 / £8.99) — Purchased from the game's Title screen.

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (CoderChild, €2.00 / £1.80 until 24th July, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012 (Avanquest, €4.99 / £4.99 until 31st July, normally €10.99 / £9.99)

3DS eShop Demo

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (CoderChild, free)


Some attractive discounts this week, along with a few new options across both current systems. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (213 votes)

GAIABREAKER (Wii U eShop)

6%

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (Wii U Virtual Console)

11%

EarthBound (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

31%

Little Inferno (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

2%

Pick-A-Gem (3DS eShop)

  0%

SteamWorld Dig (3DS eShop temporary discount)

8%

escapeVektor (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Premium Version (3DS eShop temporary discount)

5%

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012 (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Jut the Cubit demo for me

2%

Nothing for me this week

35%

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