It's the start of another week, and as always we have the European Nintendo Download Update to warm us up to the goodies on the way. This time around we have a popular Smash Bros. fighter available to buy, a free app of amiibo-powered retro demos, along with an excellent new Wii download and loads of other options across both eShop stores. Let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies (Nintendo, €14.99 / £13.49 until 7th May, then €19.99 / £17.99) - This long-awaited sequel from Treasure on the Wii has excellent Wii U pointer controls, and has the expected blend of fast-paced shooting, crazy enemy designs and an utterly bizarre storyline. Always a challenge and loved by a number of action shooter fans, we gave this a glowing recommendation in our Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies review.

amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classic Highlights (Nintendo, free) - The latest use for those amiibo toys you've probably been collecting, this app contains segments of 30 Virtual Console games, and you can simply scan an amiibo on the GamePad to access a particular demo. You 'assign' an amiibo to a specific game and take on up to 10 three minute 'scenes' from that title; we'll bring you our impressions soon.

Wii U eShop DLC

Star Wars Pinball (Zen Studios) - The following tables are available as DLC:

Heroes Within (€9.99 / £7.99) - Includes four tables: Han Solo, Star Wars Pinball: Droids, Star Wars Pinball: Episode IV A New Hope, and a table dedicated to the Masters of the Force.

Star Wars Rebels (€2.99 / £2.39) - Contains a single table.

Wii U and 3DS Super Smash Bros. DLC

As with the initial paid DLC, if you buy both the Wii U and 3DS versions you receive a code to redeem on the second system.

Mewtwo [Fighter] (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59 single platform or €4.99 / £4.49 for both)

Bundle Collection (Nintendo, €10.31 / £9.11 single platform or €14.51 / £13.12 for both) - This bundle includes the following:

  • Fighter (Mewtwo)
  • Cat Suit Hat
  • Monkey Suit Hat
  • Link's Cap
  • Majora's Mask
  • Dunban Wig
  • Proto Man's Helmet
  • Mega Man X's Helmet
  • SSB T-Shirt
  • Cat Suit (Brawler)
  • Monkey Suit (Sword Fighter)
  • Link's Outfit (Sword Fighter)
  • Dunban's Outfit (Sword Fighter)
  • Proto Man's Armour (Gunner)
  • Mega Man X's Armour (Gunner)
  • New trophies
  • Profile icon

Kirby Week Promotion - Wii U and 3DS

Download or own any Kirby series game on Wii U or 3DS and get a 10% discount on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush between 8th May and 15th May - that'll be a price of €35.99 / £31.49 instead of the regular price of €39.99 / £34.99.

3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59 until 7th May, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe (Nintendo, €4.89 / £4.39 until 7th May, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, €3.99 / £2.74 until 7th May, normally €7.99 / £5.49)

Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 7th May, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Kirby's Block Ball (Nintendo, €1.49 / £1.34 until 7th May, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Kirby's Dream Course (Nintendo, €3.99 / £2.74 until 7th May, normally €7.99 / £5.49)

Kirby's Pinball Land (Nintendo, €1.49 / £1.34 until 7th May, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Kirby's Star Stacker (Nintendo, €1.49 / £1.34 until 7th May, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (Nintendo, €3.49 / £3.14 until 7th May, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Angry Birds Star Wars (Activision, €9.99 / £7.49 until 13th May, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

Angry Birds Trilogy (Activision, €9.99 / £7.49 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (Activision, €24.99 / £19.99 until 13th May, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €29.99 / £24.99 until 13th May, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

Transformers Prime (Activision, €24.99 / £19.99 until 13th May, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €29.99 / £24.99 until 13th May, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

Costume Quest 2 (Midnight City, €9.99 / £8.99 until 7th May, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Kung Fu Rabbit (Neko Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.29 until 7th May, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Art of Balance (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.70 / £5.36 until 21st May, normally €8.99 / £7.15)

Family Tennis SP (Shin'en Multimedia, €3.70 / £2.99 until 21st May, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Nano Assault Neo (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 / £6.70 until 21st May, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

3DS eShop

Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld (Bergsala Lightweight, €10.00 / £8.99) - It didn't take long for this sequel to make its way to the West, bringing more dungeon-crawling hacking and slashing to the 3DS. Though it's had a price hike since the original, we still gave this a solid recommendation in our Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Angry Birds Star Wars (Activision, €9.99 / £7.49 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Angry Birds Trilogy (Activision, €9.99 / £7.49 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park (Activision, €14.99 / £9.99 until 13th May, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

Spongebob HeroPants (Activision, €14.99 / £9.99 until 13th May, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €25.99 / £18.99 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Transformers Prime (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 13th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £2.79 until 21st May, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 21st May, normally €3.99 / £3.19)

Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €3.49 / £3.49 until 24th May, normally €6.66 / £6.66)

Tiny Games - Knights & Dragons (REACTOR, €1.49 / £1.19 until 14th May, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €5.20 / £4.70 until 21st May, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €2.24 / £1.87 until 21st May, normally €2.99 / £2.50)

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.70 / £5.70 until 21st May, normally €8.99 / £7.66)

Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 / £6.35 until 21st May, normally €9.99 / £8.49)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 21st May, normally €7.99 / £7.19)


That's the lot for this week in Europe. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (273 votes)

amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classic Highlights (Wii U eShop)

29%

Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies (Wii download)

12%

Heroes Within (Star Wars Pinball DLC)

2%

Star Wars Heroes (Star Wars Pinball DLC)

1%

Smash Bros. Mewtwo (Wii U and/or 3DS DLC)

13%

Smash Bros. Bundle Collection (Wii U and/or 3DS DLC)

1%

One of the Kirby week discounts

12%

One of the Wii U eShop temporary discounts

2%

Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld (3DS eShop)

  0%

One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts

3%

Nothing for me this week

25%

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