Nintendo Download: 4th September (Europe)

Cubemen, Xtreme Mega Man, Gargoyle's Quest II, Zelda discounts and more

It's Monday, which means it's Nintendo Download Update news for Europe. There are quite a few offerings on the way this week, with games on both Wii U and 3DS along with a rather good DSiWare app; in addition there are a host of Zelda-themed discounts, joined by some other price reductions. Let's get to it.


Wii U eShop

Cubemen 2 (Nnooo, €7.99 / £6.99) — While the core of this game is real-time action strategy, its release has extra profile courtesy of its extensive cross-platform online multiplayer options, in addition to the ability to create and share levels while also enjoying those uploaded on other platforms. That's quite a technical feat, though we'll see whether that promise is squared off with top-notch gameplay in our upcoming review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Konami, €4.99 / £3.49) — This third and final NES entry in the iconic franchise is one of the most highly regarded in the series, as it combines solid action platforming with multiple paths and playable characters. It evolves many of the traits that made the first title so popular, and we gave it a glowing recommendation in our Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse review. This is the US version of the game.

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Capcom, €4.99 / £3.49) — A prequel to the much loved Game Boy original, this features exploration of an overworld map with sidescrolling action sequences. This is the first appearance of this entry in a Western Virtual Console, and we'll see whether it's worth snapping up in our review. This is the US version of the game.

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: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo, €39.99 / £32.99 until 11th September, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 11th September, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 11th September, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

3DS eShop

European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £2.99) — A continuation in many respects from previous Conqueror games on the 3DS eShop, this entry brings its brand of turn-based strategy to the Second World War; it has plenty of content to work through. It's a fairly mediocre and uninspiring effort overall, however, as we explained in our European Conqueror 3D review.

3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man Xtreme (Capcom, €4.99 / £4.49) — This is set in the same world as the first two Mega Man X games but shrunk down to the Game Boy Color, which is enough to get some rushing to the eShop. It's an exciting idea that we felt came up short in execution, however, with some presentation and control issues dragging it down. You can read more in our Mega Man Xtreme review.

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 is owned on a Nintendo 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: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, €29.99 / £25.99 until 11th September, normally €44.99 / £39.99)

The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 11th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 11th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.74 / £1.49 until 11th September, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

Code of Princess (Agatsuma, €20.99 / £17.00 until 11th September, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Sayonara UmiharaKawase (Agatsuma, €12.00 / £9.99 until 11th September, normally €24.99 / £19.99)

Super Little Acorns 3D (Pixel Toys, €2.49 / £2.49 until 11th September, normally €4.99 / £4.99)

Wakedas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 11th September, normally €2.99 / £2.50)

Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 11th September, normally €4.00 / £3.60)

World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th September, normally €4.99 / £4.29)

3DS eShop Demo

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, free)

DSiWare

Rytmik World Music (Cinemax, 200 Nintendo Points) — This entry in the well-regarded music creation series hit North America in late 2012, so it now arrives in Europe with a greatly reduced price. It has an impressive range of capabilities and instruments, albeit lower in samples than some other entries, and we gave it a strong recommendation in our Rhytmik World Music review.


Plenty of choice this week in Europe, then. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

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

Cubemen II (Wii U eShop)

11%

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Wii U Virtual Console)

7%

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Wii U Virtual Console)

8%

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U eShop promotion)

1%

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U eShop promotion)

1%

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Wii U eShop promotion)

2%

European Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)

  0%

Mega Man Xtreme (3DS Virtual Console)

  0%

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS eShop promotion)

6%

The Legend of Zelda (3DS eShop promotion)

2%

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (3DS eShop promotion)

2%

Football Up 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Code of Princess (3DS eShop temporary discount)

4%

Sayonara UmiharaKawase (3DS eShop temporary discount)

9%

Super Little Acorns 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Wakedas (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Witch & Hero (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

World Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS eShop demo)

15%

Rytmik World Music (DSiWare)

2%

Nothing for me this week

28%

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