It's another Monday morning, but we won't let that get us down as we have the European Nintendo Download Update to cheer us up. There are new titles to enjoy across Wii U and 3DS, some classics on the Virtual Console and a whole load of tempting discounts. Let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Family Tennis SP (Shin'en Multimedia, €4.99 / £3.99) - This franchise makes its Wii U début following some reasonable efforts on Wii and 3DS, with support of singles and doubles along with local multiplayer. We'll get into the swing of it for a review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Axelay (Konami, €7.99 / £5.49) - The immediate reaction from NLife editorial director Damien McFerran to this inclusion was "phroar, best shooter on the SNES ever", which sounds promising. In an era of scrolling shooters, this may be a stand-out; we'll jump in for a review. This is the US version of the game.

Demon's Crest (Capcom, €7.99 / £5.49) - Firebrand the Gargoyle must set off to recover the six magical stones of the Demon Crest before the realms of humans and demons fall into the hands of his evil nemesis, Phalanx. Breathe fire, claw walls and hover across seven intense levels as you fight to save the realms from eternal unrest. It's as good as it sounds, as we explained in our review. This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Retail Download

The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition (Activision, €49.99 / £39.99)

Angry Birds Star Wars (Activision, €59.99 / £49.99)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £5.99 until 5th February, normally €39.99 / £19.99)

Ben 10: Omniverse (Bandai Namco, €4.99 / £4.99 until 5th February, normally €19.99 / £19.99)

Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade (Bandai Namco, €2.99 / £2.99 until 5th February, normally €19.99 / £19.99)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £8.99 until 5th February, normally €39.99 / £36.99)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Bandai Namco, €19.90 / £13.99 until 5th February, normally €34.99 / £24.99)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £6.79 until 5th February, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

One Piece Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, €29.99 / £21.99 until 5th February, normally €54.99 / £39.99)

Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, €6.99 / £6.29 until 5th February, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Wii U Super Indie Connection Promotion

If you own any of these games on the Wii U you are eligible for the following promotion prices on the same system.

BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games, €4.79 / £3.99 until 22nd January)

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studio, €5.59 / £4.79until 22nd January)

Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules, €2.79 / £2.39 until 22nd January)

SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €3.59 / £2.79 until 22nd January)

Teslagrad (Rain Games, €5.99 / £5.59 until 22nd January)

Swords & Soldiers (Two Tribes, €1.19 / £1.07 until 22nd January)

3DS eShop

3D After Burner II (Sega, €4.99 / £4.49) - The first entry in this second wave of 3D classics from Sega, it brings some classic arcade action to the 3DS; you can pretend you're Maverick in eye-popping 3D, as an '80s marketing agency would say. We'll let you know what we think in a review.

Monster Combine TD (Collavier Corporation, €3.99 / £3.19) - A blend of tower defence and card / board game, this is the latest title from the increasingly prolific Collavier Corporation. This one does seem intriguing, as you use cards to summon a range of monsters, having to take care to utilise the right abilities; it appears to use a Plants vs. Zombies style of tower defence with this card system. We'll stack the deck and see what cards we get in our review.

3DS Retail Download

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)

The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)

Angry Birds Star Wars (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)

3DS HOME Themes

Mario Characters (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Mario Items (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW (Bandai Namco, €9.89 / £6.49 until 5th February, normally €29.99 / £19.49)

Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (Bandai Namco, €4.99 / £3.69 until 5th February, normally €19.99 / £14.99)

One Piece Romance Dawn (Bandai Namco, €19.99 / £18.99 until 5th February, normally €29.99 / £28.49)

One Piece Unlimited World Red (Bandai Namco, €24.49 / £17.49 until 5th February, normally €34.99 / £24.99)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £8.20 until 5th February, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Bandai Namco, €29.99 / £21.49 until 5th February, normally €34.99 / £24.99)

Project X Zone (Bandai Namco, €14.99 / £9.99 until 5th February, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 15th February, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 15th February, normally €3.99 / £3.59)


That's the line-up for this week in Europe. Let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (209 votes)

Family Tennis SP (Wii U eShop)

1%

Axelay (Wii U Virtual Console)

18%

Demon's Crest (Wii U Virtual Console)

7%

The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition (Wii U retail download)

1%

Angry Birds Star Wars (Wii U retail download)

  0%

One of the Wii U temporary discounts

10%

One or more games from the Wii U Super Indie Connection promotion

22%

3D After Burner II (3DS eShop)

9%

Monster Combine TD (3DS eShop)

  0%

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (3DS retail download)

  0%

The Amazing Spider-Man (3DS retail download)

  0%

Angry Birds Star Wars (3DS retail download)

  0%

Mario Characters (3DS HOME Theme)

  0%

Mario Items (3DS HOME Theme)

  0%

One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts

1%

Nothing for me this week

30%

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