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The start of another week means one thing for eager Nintendo gamers in Europe — Nintendo Download Update details. This week's list brings us a huge range of options, including new titles and Virtual Console entries on Wii U and 3DS, along with Zelda discounts, a host of Rising Star Games offers and more besides. There's a lot to get through, so let's get on with it.


Wii U eShop

Teslagrad (Rain Games, €14.99 / £13.99) — A puzzle platformer with elements of action also thrown in, this stylish début effort from Rain Games has you manipulating magnets, earning new abilities and progressing onwards to uncover the mysteries of the world. We'll get cracking on a review, and we were certainly impressed with this game in our first impressions last year.

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario Ball (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) — Known as Mario Pinball Land in North America, this is a Mario pinball game to reinforce the fact that there are few genres left untouched by Mario spin-offs. For those that missed it on the Game Boy Advance this will surely be tempting, as it fuses Mario worlds and recognisable characters with some simple flipping gameplay. Watch out for our incoming review.

Wii U eShop — The Legend of Zelda Promotion

There is a series of discounts to celebrate the upcoming release of Hyrule Warriors, and if any Zelda title (download) is owned on a Nintendo Network account before its release there'll be a 10% discount on the download version of the new game in its first week of release, priced €44.99 / £35.99 instead of €49.99 / £39.99.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, €4.99 / £3.43 until 18th September, normally €7.99 / £5.49)

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49 until 18th September, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Wii U eShop Demo

Wooden Sen'SeY (Neko Entertainment, free)

3DS eShop

Comic Workshop (Collavier Corporation, €5.99 / £5.39) — As the title makes clear, this is an app that enables you to create and share comic books utilising a variety of tools. The sharing aspect has been flawed — though an English online gallery now seems to be available — but this is nevertheless an impressive piece of software for budding artists and comic writers; our Comic Workshop review has full details on what it can do.

3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man Xtreme 2 (Capcom, €4.99 / £4.49) — The second of these Game Boy Color X remixes to arrive on the 3DS, and while we were a little underwhelmed by the first this certainly represents an improvement. It draws elements from the first three Mega Man X games and adds a few more features besides, and does a solid job on the limited hardware; be sure to check out our Mega Man Xtreme 2 review for full details.

3DS Retail Downloads

Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 1 (Nintendo, €24.99 / £19.99) — Available from 12th September.

Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 2 (Nintendo, €24.99 / £19.99) — Available from 12th September.

Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 3 (Nintendo, €24.99 / £19.99) — Available from 12th September.

3DS eShop — The Legend of Zelda Promotion

There is a series of discounts to celebrate the upcoming release of Hyrule Warriors, and if any Zelda title (download) is owned on a Nintendo Network account before its release there'll be a 10% discount on the download version of the new game in its first week of release, priced €44.99 / £35.99 instead of €49.99 / £39.99.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59 until 18th September, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59 until 18th September, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59 until 18th September, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Hometown Story (Rising Star Games, €14.99 / £14.99 until 25th September, normally €29.99 / £29.99)

Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €9.99 / £8.99 until 25th September, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Rising Star Games, €11.99 / £11.99 until 25th September, normally €29.99 / £29.99)

BIT.TRIP SAGA (Rising Star Games, €7.99 / £7.20 until 25th September, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Virtue's Last Reward (Rising Star Games, €12.49 / £9.99 / until 25th September, normally €24.99 / £19.99)

Beyblade: Evolution (Rising Star Games, €9.99 / £9.99 until 25th September, normally €19.99 / £19.99)

Shifting World (Rising Star Games, €7.99 / £7.20 until 25th September, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Girls' Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, €7.99 / £7.99 until 25th September, normally €19.99 / £19.99)

Super Black Bass 3D (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th September, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Jewel Master Cradle of Rome 2 (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th September, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Jewel Master Cradle of Egypt 2 3D (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th September, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus, €4.99 / £4.49 until 24th September, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Bibi & Tina - Das Spiel zum Kinofilm (Kiddinx, €24.99 until 12th November, normally €34.99)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, €29.99 / £24.99, was €39.99 / £31.99)


Plenty of choices this week, European gamers. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (191 votes)

Teslagrad (Wii U eShop)

24%

Super Mario Ball (Wii U Virtual Console)

4%

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

9%

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

10%

Wooden Sen'SeY (Wii U eShop demo)

7%

Comic Workshop (3DS eShop)

1%

Mega Man Xtreme 2 (3DS Virtual Console)

1%

Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 1 (3DS retail download)

1%

Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 2 (3DS retail download)

  0%

Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 3 (3DS retail download)

  0%

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (3DS eShop temporary discount)

3%

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (3DS eShop temporary discount)

2%

Hometown Story (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns (3DS eShop temporary discount)

3%

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (3DS eShop temporary discount)

2%

BIT.TRIP SAGA (3DS eShop temporary discount)

2%

Virtue's Last Reward (3DS eShop temporary discount)

3%

Beyblade: Evolution (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Shifting World (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Girls' Fashion Shoot (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Super Black Bass 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Jewel Master Cradle of Rome 2 (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Jewel Master Cradle of Egypt 2 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Bit Boy!! ARCADE (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Bibi & Tina - Das Spiel zum Kinofilm (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (3DS eShop permanent discount)

2%

Nothing for me this week

25%

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