It's time to brighten our Mondays with the European Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week serves up a lot of options across the Wii U and 3DS. There are some new releases on both eShop platforms along with Virtual Console entries and plenty of discounts. There's a lot to get through, so let's get to it.
Wii U Retail
Disney Infinity 2.0: Play without limits (Disney Interactive Studios, €19.99/ £17.99 until 13/11/2014, 23:59 UTC. Regular price will be €29.99/ £24.99) - Bring many of your favourite Marvel Super Heroes into an even bigger Toy Box and all new Play Sets. Unlock the freedom to create worlds and combine Marvel and Disney characters in ways never-seen-before in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box. Disney Infinity Just Got Super-Powered. The disc based version came out in September with figurine bundles. Now is your chance to own the digital version. To find out more check out our Disney Infinity 2.0 review.
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Little Orbit, €39.99 / £34.99 ) - Help Dusty and his fearless fighters battle massive fires and learn what it takes to become a true hero! Battle fires and save lives in over 30 Fire & Rescue Missions! Protect Piston Peak Park with 8 playable characters including Dusty, Lil‘ Dipper and Blade!
Wii U eShop
The Swapper (Curve Digital, €14.99 / £11.99) - What if someone knew your mind better than you did? The Swapper is an award-winning, narrative driven puzzle game set in the furthest reaches of space. The Swapper takes place in an isolated and atmospheric sci-fi world. Players wield an experimental device which allows them to create clones of themselves, swapping their entire consciousness into new bodies to overcome the challenges of the environment. This looks like another intriguing game from the nindies over at Curve Digital, we'll bring you our review soon.
Wii U Virtual Console
Mega Man X3 (Capcom, €7.99 / £5.49) - Just when it seemed like a cure for the Reploids had been found, suddenly the once-peaceful robots are turning back into rogue Mavericks. As Maverick Hunters, Mega Man X and Zero spring into action. Mega Man X3 is the final chapter of the series on Super Nintendo. Play as Mega Man X or, for the first time, as Zero who has even more powerful weaponry. In addition to the classic run-and-gun gameplay, collect armour and new Enhancement Chips to upgrade your abilities further. Do you have the skills to fight this latest outbreak? We felt this was a less than fitting farewell in our Mega Man X3 review.
Mega Man 7 (Capcom, €7.99 / £5.49) - Dr. Wily has finally been imprisoned but Mega Man’s fight is far from over. Wily’s backup plan springs into action: four evil robots attack the city; the perfect distraction to make his escape. Mega Man and Rush are soon on Wily’s trail, and so are Bass and Treble: another robot and canine companion. Who are these mysterious newcomers, and can they be trusted? Jump and blast your way through action-packed levels, face off against fiendish new bosses, discover hidden items and power ups, and send Dr. Wily back behind bars! For players new to the Mega Man series this is a great place to start, find out more in our Mega Man 7 review.
Ultimate NES Remix (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - Take retro remixes on the road in Ultimate NES Remix on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS! Best over 250 bite-sized 8-bit challenges based on classic moments from 16 NES titles, including Super Mario Bros., Punch-Out!!, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and more! Earn Stars to unlock additional trials by overcoming NES stages, then prove you’re a retro wiz in Remix stages, which throw the rulebook out of the window and give well-known titles a new twist. This pint sized version of NES Remix 1&2 is certainly worth a look if you don't have access to a Wii U console, find out more in our Ultimate NES Remix review.
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Little Orbit, €29.99 / £24.99) - Help Dusty and his fearless fighters battle massive fires and learn what it takes to become a true hero! Battle fires and save lives in over 30 Fire & Rescue Missions! Protect Piston Peak Park with 8 playable characters including Dusty, Lil‘ Dipper and Blade!
I Love My Horse (Bigben Interactive, €24.99 / £19.99) - Open your own horse resort then raise and train your horse to win the agility, racing and show-jumping competitions to become the greatest of champions! Look after the horses placed in your care: keep them happy and in good health through a variety of available activities. Feed them, brush them, care for them and pet them!
Petz Beach (Ubisoft, €19.99 / £19.99) - Go on exciting beach adventures with your Petz! Care for a wide variety of dogs, cats and 6 exclusive exotic seaside animals such as a dolphin and a polar bear. Explore the beach town and complete quests and fun activities with your Petz. Expand your town, welcome new pets and unlock new buildings like the exotic petting park.
Petz Countryside (Ubisoft, €19.99 / £19.99) - Live out exciting adventures in the countryside village! Care for a wide variety of dogs, cats and 6 exclusive exotic countryside animals such as a panda or a zebra. Explore the countryside village and complete quests and fun activities with your Petz. Expand your village, welcome new pets and unlock new buildings like the exotic petting park.
Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59) - Football Up, now with online mode! Football Up Online is a funny soccer game that allows you a total control of any action of your team players: Control the ball, dribble and shoot with effect to confuse the goalkeeper and score a goal! Now you can play with your friends and other players from around the world thanks to the new online multiplayer mode! Become a soccer master and make your rival defenders tremble! We'll lace up our football boots and bring you a review soon.
Wii U eShop
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49 / £1.37 until 20/11/2014, 23:59 UTC if you have downloaded Abyss from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U. Regular price is €2.49 / £2.29
Abyss (EnjoyUp Games) - €0.99 / £0.89 until 20/11/2014, 23:59 UTC if you have downloaded 99 Seconds from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U. Regular price is €1.99 / £1.79
Siesta Fiesta (Mojo Bones) - €2.99 / £2.49 until 13/11/2014, 23:59 UTC. Regular price is €4.49 / £3.99
Permanent Price Drop
Wii U eShop
Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure (NOCTURNAL) - €2.50 / £2.00 – was €5.00 / £4.00
Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.99 / £2.36 – was €6.99 / £5.99
Quite a selection this week for European gamers. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (186 votes)
Disney Infinity 2.0: Play without limits (Wii U retail)
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Wii U retail)
The Swapper (Wii U eShop)
Mega Man X3 (Wii U Virtual Console)
Mega Man 7 (Wii U Virtual Console)
Ultimate NES Remix (3DS retail)
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (3DS retail)
I Love My Horse (3DS retail)
Petz Beach (3DS retail)
Petz Countryside (3DS retail)
Football Up Online (3DS eShop)
One of the many discounts or price dropped games
Nothing for me thanks!
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