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It's that time again, Nintendo Download fans, with the European update now available for your perusal. We have a dual arrival across both the Wii U and 3DS, classic Castlevania and a new first-party retail release on Wii U, along with some DLC and discounts. Let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99 or free if you purchase the 3DS version and redeem the code provided) - This moves away from the 3D isometric approach of its immediate predecessor and returns to the series-standard 2D perspective, utilising the GamePad for core gameplay. You solve a whole lot of levels by using various tools, and in this title the levels you create yourself are shared online and rated by others, with you being 'tipped' stars. We gave this a solid recommendation in our Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars review. Available from 20th March.

Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Konami, €6.99 / £6.29) — The final part of the Game Boy Advance trilogy, and with a futuristic setting this incorporates ideas from its predecessors along with the rather useful Tactical Soul mechanic; different types of soul can be used for useful features such as abilities and sub-weapon ammo. We were full of praise for this concluding entry in our Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review.

Wii U Retail Download

Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - The latest entry in Nintendo's mini-game series that's been ever-present since the N64 era, this introduces amiibo and GamePad asynchronous play into proceedings. With Bowser playing a more prominent role as the villain and some fresh mini-games on offer this aims to bring the party franchise into the current generation with a bang; our review will be with you very soon, but until then you can check out our recent video previews of its new modes. Available from 20th March.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 16th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 16th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €4.99 / £4.50 until 16th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Fit Music for Wii U (O2 Games, €14.90 / £12.40 until 16th April, normally €29.90 / £24.90)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €14.90 / £12.40 until 16th April, normally €29.90 / £24.90)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.99 / £1.65 until 2nd April, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Wii U eShop Permanent Discount

Cocoto Magic Circus 2 (Bigben Interactive, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99/£24.99)

3DS eShop

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99 or free if you purchase the Wii U version and redeem the code provided) - As per the Wii U entry but on the go, in its most basic terms, though it does utilise StreetPass for level sharing; you can see our review of the 3DS version here. Available from 20th March.

3DS Retail Download

Navy Commander (Bigben Interactive, €10.00 / £8.99)

3DS Retail DLC

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix) - The following tracks all arrive on 19th March.

Birds in the Sky, Fish in the River FMS - Free until 1st April, then €0.99 / £0.89

Shadowlord BMS - Free until 1st April, then €0.99 / £0.89

Meridian Child FMS - €0.99 / £0.89

Corridors of Time FMS - €0.99 / £0.89

Boss Battle 2 BMS - €0.99 / £0.89

Real Emotion BMS - €0.99 / £0.89

Devil Lord Confrontation II BMS - €0.99 / £0.89

Struggle to the Death BMS - €0.99 / £0.89

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €14.90 / £12.40 until 16th April, normally €29.90 / £24.90)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.99 / £1.65 until 2nd April, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

AeternoBlade (CORECELL, €5.99 / £5.40 until 9th April, normally €14.99 / £13.50)

Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Ent., €6.99 / £5.59 until 9th April, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Ent., €2.99 / £2.59 until 9th April, normally €3.99 / £3.49)

Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Ent., €4.99 / £4.39 until 9th April, normally €7.00 / £5.90)

Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid, €4.49 / 4.00 until 2nd April, normally €8.99 / £8.09)

Zombie Panic in Wonderland (Akaoni Studio, €4.99 / £4.49 until 9th April, normally €7.00 / £6.30)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Mindfeud (Engine Software, €1.99 / £1.79 was €4.99 / £4.49)


That's everything for this week in Europe, so let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (178 votes)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Wii U eShop)

17%

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U Virtual Console)

16%

Mario Party 10 (Wii U retail download)

12%

One of the Wii U eShop temporary discounts

1%

Cocoto Magic Circus 2 (Wii U eShop permanent discount)

  0%

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (3DS eShop)

2%

Navy Commander (3DS retail download)

  0%

One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts

3%

Mindfeud (3DS eShop permanent discount)

1%

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC

5%

Nothing for me this week

43%

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