Monday morning can be a dreary time, but Nintendo of Europe has sent out the Download Update details for the coming week to bring some sunshine into your life. After a two week absence we see the return of Wii downloads on the eShop, some retro classics, DLC, loads of discounts and more. Let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

Kirby's Adventure Wii (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - There doesn't appear to be a launch discount for this Wii download, but it gives European gamers some fun Kirby time while North America looks ahead to Kirby and the Rainbow Curse this week. This is a fairly straight Kirby platforming adventure, with the usual controls, abilities and gameplay that can be either accessible or pretty challenging, depending on your approach. We were huge fans of this Wii title in our review.

Puzzle Monkeys (Log Games, €2.99 / £2.99) - Another puzzle title on the eShop, this time with coloured falling blocks that need to be matched up in groups of three, with the promise that it'll take advantage of both button and touch screen inputs. There are two modes and online leaderboards, but we'll let you know whether it's all monkey business in our review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Konami, $7.99) — The second Game Boy Advance entry in the trilogy, this one perhaps has a little graphical bump over its predecessor while serving up more of the series' action-exploration platforming; you play as the peculiarly named Juste Belmont trying to rescue a friend. They must be some friend to support that crazy name. We were full of praise for this adventure in our Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance review.

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Capcom, €6.99 / £6.29) — This is the Game Boy Advance re-release of the iconic SNES game; with terrific sprite graphics and classic music to help you along, we suspect this one will make liberal use of the Wii U save state and restore point functionality. An addition in this version is the Arrange Mode, which throws in tougher levels and bosses from other games in the franchise. We'll review this version, but in the meantime you can check out our glowing recommendation for the SNES original.

Wii U eShop Demo

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, free)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Angry Birds Star Wars (Activision, €29.99 / £24.99 until 5th March, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

Angry Birds Trilogy (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

Batman: Arkham Origins (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition (WB Games, €14.99 / £10.99 until 4th March, normally €19.99 / £15.99)

Game Party Champions (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

Hot Wheels World's Best Driver (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Injustice: Gods Among Us (WB Games, €29.99 / £19.99 until 4th March, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (WB Games, €29.99 / £19.99 until 4th March, normally €49.99 / £44.99)

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (WB Games, €29.99 / £19.99 until 4th March, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (WB Games, €44.99 / £34.99 until 4th March, normally €49.99 / £44.99)

LEGO The Hobbit (WB Games, €29.99 / £19.99 until 4th March, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge(Activision, €24.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €29.99 / £24.99 until 5th March, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition (Activision, €24.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

The LEGO Movie Videogame (WB Games, €29.99 / £19.99 until 4th March, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Transformers Prime (Activision, €24.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €29.99 / £24.99 until 5th March, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

3DS eShop

Chat-A-Lot (Teyon, €3.99 / £3.59 until 5th March, will then be €7.99 / £7.19) - They chatting app promises much, with groups able to get together via the 3DS with text and voice chat options. We feel that the quality of voice chat, in particular, isn't up to snuff - we were fairly critical in our Chat-A-Lot review.

Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster (Bigben Interactive, €9.99 / £8.99) - This series continues with another self-explanatory title, this time offering 50 levels in an Adventure mode; we'll see whether we need to burst its bubble in a review.

Best of Board Games - Solitaire (Bigben Interactive, €9.99 / £8.99) - We're not short of Solitaire options on the 3DS, with this one offering five variations and an Adventure mode with 40 challenges; we'll see what cards we get in a review.

3DS Retail Downloads

Flap Flap (Bigben Interactive, €7.99 / £7.19) - This will apparently be available at retail in addition to the eShop, and who are we to argue? This has Flappy Bird-esque mechanics but does at least appear to have multiple environments and something resembling a level structure.

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €24.90 / £19.90)

3DS DLC

The following additional tracks will all be available in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call from, with each costing €0.99 / £0.89.

  • Swivel BMS
  • Kainé / Salvation FMS
  • Echoes of the Spiral FMS
  • Frog's Theme BMS
  • Misgestalt BMS
  • Vamo' alla flamenco BMS
  • Song of the Ancients / Devola FMS
  • Megalomania BMS
  • The Ultimate Confrontation BMS
  • The Conflict BMS
  • Nemesis BMS
  • The Dawn Warriors BMS

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Angry Birds Star Wars (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Angry Birds Trilogy (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Hot Wheels World's Best Driver (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €39.00 / £39.99)

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (WB Games, €34.99 / £24.99 until 4th March, normally €39.99 / £39.99)

LEGO Legends of CHIMA: Laval's Journey (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids (WB Games, €29.99 / £19.99 until 4th March, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

LEGO The Hobbit (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park (Activision, €19.99 / £12.99 until 5th March, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, €12.99 / £11.69 until 26th February, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, €14.99 / £13.49 until 26th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 26th February, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

The LEGO Movie Videogame (WB Games, €19.99 / £15.99 until 4th March, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Toys Vs Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.99 until 12th March, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Transformers Prime (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €25.99 / £19.99 until 5th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)


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

What will you be downloading first this week? (236 votes)

Kirby's Adventure Wii (Wii U eShop)

17%

Puzzle Monkeys (Wii U eShop)

  0%

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Wii U Virtual Console)

12%

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Wii U Virtual Console)

1%

Citizens of Earth (Wii U eShop demo)

11%

One of the Wii U temporary discounts

2%

Chat-A-Lot (3DS eShop)

  0%

Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster (3DS eShop)

  0%

Best of Board Games - Solitaire (3DS eShop

  0%

Flap Flap (3DS retail download)

  0%

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (3DS retail download)

  0%

Some Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC

3%

One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts

6%

Nothing for me this week

45%

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