Lone Survivor

The start of a fresh week can be a happy occasion for European Nintendo gamers, as it means Nintendo Download Update news. While it doesn't always provide thrills and spills, this week's selection certainly has some tempting options, including a new title on Wii U, some retro classics and a whole load of discounts. There's plenty to cover, so let's get to it.


Wii U eShop

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Curve Studios, €11.99 / £9.99) — A critically acclaimed horror experience from Jasper Byrne that's been extensively ported by Curve Studios, the "ultimate version" now arrives on Wii U. With a unique art style, this game's outcome is largely determined by your own approach: stealth or combat, rescue others or go alone, sanity or madness. This could be another terrific experience on the eShop, and we'll let you know what we think soon.

Wii U Virtual Console

Donkey Kong Country (Nintendo, €7.99 / £5.49) — One of the all-time classic platformers, this title from Rare made stars of DK, Diddy Kong and Cranky Kong, while using graphical technology that was mind-blowing in the 16-bit era. We loved this in our Wii Virtual Console Donkey Kong Country review, but will happily monkey around with it once again.

Wii U Retail Download

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Bandai Namco, €34.99 / £24.99)

Wii U DLC

Hyrule Warriors Master Quest Pack (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) — This DLC pack contains the following.

  • Five new Legend Mode scenarios
  • A new Adventure Mode map (Master Quest) with seven new 8-bit weapons and sixteen new alternatively-coloured costumes as rewards
  • A new weapon type for Link (Epona)
  • Two new costumes (Guardian of Time for Lana and Cia)

Donkey Kong Promotion — Wii U

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, €33.49 / £26.79, normally €49.99 / £39.99) — To take advantage of this offer you must buy a classic Donkey Kong game from the eShop on the same Wii U. This includes Donkey Kong Country on 16th October, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest on 23rd October and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble on 30th October.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €5.99 / £4.49 until 30th October, normally €8.99 / £6.99)

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €5.99 / £4.99 until 30th October, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games, €3.99 / £3.49 until 30th October, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive, €2.49 / £2.49 until 30th October, normally €4.99 / £4.99)

Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 3rd November, normally €16.99 / £13.99)

3DS Virtual Console

Donkey Kong Land (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59) — The DK theme continues as this Game Boy platformer makes its Virtual Console début; this title was also developed by Rare and followed the arrival of Donkey Kong Country, incorporating the same basic principles onto the humble 8-bit handheld. We'll swing into this one for a review later in the week.

Adventures of Lolo (Nintendo, €4.99 / £3.49) — The classic tale of Princess is kidnapped, blue blob must save Princess. So far, so typical NES, though despite ageing in some respects it throws up some fun puzzles and challenges. You can check out our Adventures of Lolo review for the full lowdown.

3DS Retail Download

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Bandai Namco, €34.99 / £24.99)

Survivor — Heroes (Bigben Interactive, €34.99 / £27.79)

Winx Cub: Saving Alfea (Little Orbit, €29.99 / £24.99)

3DS Theme Shop

Spinner Mario (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) — This Super Mario theme has folders accented with Super Stars. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Mario spin! Background music: Super Mario Galaxy "Super Mario 2007"

Spinner Bowser (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) — This Super Mario theme has folders accented with Bullet Bills. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Bowser spin! Background music: Super Mario Galaxy "Super Mario 2007"

Spinner Peach (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) — This Super Mario theme has folders accented with mushrooms. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Peach spin! Background music: Super Mario Galaxy "Super Mario 2007"

Spinner Rosalina (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) — This Super Mario theme has folders accented with Super Stars. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Rosalina spin! Background music: Super Mario Galaxy "Super Mario 2007"

Donkey Kong Promotion — 3DS

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo, €26.79 / £23.44, normally €39.99 / £34.99) — To take advantage of this offer you must buy a classic Donkey Kong game from the eShop on the same 3DS. This includes Donkey Kong Land on 16th October, Donkey Kong Land 2 on 23rd October and Donkey Kong Land 3 on 30th October.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €5.99 / £4.99 until 30th October, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €5.99 / £4.99 until 30th October, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, €19.99 / £17.99 until 30th October, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €5.99 / £5.39until 27th November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

4 Elements (MSL, €5.99 / £5.39 until 30th October, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Azada — (MSL, €5.99 / £5.39 until 30th October, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Hidden Expedition: Titanic (MSL, €3.99 / £3.59 until 30th October, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Luxor (MSL, €5.99 / £5.39 until 30th October, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (MSL, €3.99 / £3.59 until 30th October, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (MSL, €3.99 / £3.59 until 30th October, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (MSL, €3.99 / £3.59 until 30th October, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Secret Mysteries in London (MSL, €5.99 / £5.39 until 30th October, normally €11.99 / £10.79)


Plenty to choose from 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? (197 votes)

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Wii U eShop)

8%

Donkey Kong Country (Wii U Virtual Console)

34%

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Wii U retail download)

  0%

Hyrule Warriors Master Quest Pack (Wii U DLC)

17%

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U eShop Donkey Kong Promotion)

5%

SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

5%

Squids Odyssey (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

2%

TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Gravity Badgers (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Donkey Kong Land (3DS Virtual Console)

7%

Adventures of Lolo (3DS Virtual Console)

  0%

PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (3DS retail download)

  0%

Survivor — Heroes (3DS retail download)

1%

Winx Cub: Saving Alfea (3DS retail download)

  0%

Spinner Mario (3DS HOME theme)

  0%

Spinner Bowser (3DS HOME theme)

  0%

Spinner Peach (3DS HOME theme)

1%

Spinner Rosalina (3DS HOME theme)

  0%

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS eShop Donkey Kong Promotion)

2%

SteamWorld Dig (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Squids Odyssey (3DS eShop temporary discount)

2%

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

1%

Snow Moto Racing 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

4 Elements (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Azada (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Hidden Expedition: Titanic (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Luxor (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Secret Mysteries in London (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Nothing for me this time

17%

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