Xeodrifter

Surprisingly, and later than normal, we now have this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. This week's new offerings are all on the 3DS, with a retail title and two high quality eShop options, though the official press release doesn't mention EarthBound Beginnings, which is an option already available for Wii U gamers. Let's get to the details, shall we?

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, €6.99 / £6.29 until 25th June, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

Cocoto Magic Circus 2 (Bigben Interactive, free until 2nd July if Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker is owned on the same account)

Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (The Digital Lounge, €3.19 / £2.87 until 16th July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 2nd July, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive, €2.49 / £2.49 until 16th July, normally €4.99 / £4.99)

Ice Cream Surfer (Dolores Ent., €2.50 / £2.20 until 2nd July, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39 until 2nd July, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

3DS eShop

Xeodrifter (Renegade Kid, €8.99 / £7.99) - The latest pixel-based title from Renegade Kid on 3DS, this is an exploration adventure title in which you explore four different planets in a bid to grab resources that'll repair your ship's warp core. There's a clear Metroidvania inspiration and some varied gameplay, with this title being produced in an impressively short time - we were fans of this in our Xeodrifter review.

Comic Workshop 2 (Collavier, €4.79 / £4.29 if you own Comic Workshop, otherwise €7.99 / £7.19) - Promising more responsive controls, new tools, better image quality and a plethora of other enhancements over the original, Comic Workshop 2 looks to be an excellent jumping-on point for veteran artists and newcomers alike. We'll sketch out a review soon.

3DS Retail Download

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (Rising Star Games, €39.99 / £34.99) - The latest title in the much-loved series finally arrives in Europe, with this entry incorporating plenty of customisation and freedom in shaping the land. It strays from various series conventions, in our view unsuccessfully so; we were critical of this in our Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley review.

My Zoo Vet Practice 3D (Treva Entertainment, €29.99 / £24.99 ) - The name receives a perfect 10 for describing the game within, as this is a sim in which you manage and care for a wide range of exotic animals in a zoo. We expect plenty of touch screen usage and busy work, and we'll let you know how whether it's a worthy attraction or should be closed down in our review.

3DS Retail DLC

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: New Outfit Set 1 (Rising Star Games, free)

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: New Outfit Set 2 (Rising Star Games, free)

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: Building Set 1 (Rising Star Games, free)

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: Building Set 2 (Rising Star Games, free)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, €6.99 / £6.29 until 25th June, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker (Bigben Interactive, free until 2nd July if Cocoto Magic Circus 2 is owned on the same account)

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

Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Ent, €2.99 / £2.39 until 9th July, normally €3.99 / £3.19)

Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Ent, €4.99 / £4.19 until 9th July, normally €6.99 / £5.59)

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (Coderchild, €1.99 / £1.80 until 16th July, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Zombie Incident (Coderchild, €1.49 / £1.35 until 16th July, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (The Digital Lounge, €3.19 / £2.87 until 16th July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th July, normally €1.99 / £1.89)

Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.60 until 16th July, normally €3.99 / £3.20)

League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 16th July, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.60 until 16th July, normally €4.00 / £3.20)

Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 16th July, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 / £3.09 until 16th July, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 16th July, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.59 until 2nd July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 2nd July, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Crazy Construction (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 2nd July, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Undead Bowling (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 2nd July, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Tiny Games - Knights & Dragons (REACTOR, €1.99 / £1.69 until 2nd July, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Pets Resort 3D (Treva Entertainment, £17.99, was £24.99)

3DS HOME Themes

Harvest Moon: Cow (Rising Star Games, €0.99 / £0.89)

Harvest Moon: Dog (Rising Star Games, €0.99 / £0.89)

Harvest Moon: Chicken (Rising Star Games, €0.99 / £0.89)

Harvest Moon: Horse (Rising Star Games, €0.99 / £0.89)

Harvest Moon Bundle (Rising Star Games, €2.99 / £2.69) - Includes four themes: "Cow", "Dog", "Chicken" and "Horse".

3DS HOME Theme Promotion

Harvest Moon Bundle (Rising Star Games, free with eShop purchase of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley) - Includes four themes: "Cow", "Dog", "Chicken" and "Horse".


In addition, don't forget that nine Nindie Demos are available now on the Wii U eShop courtesy of the [email protected] E3 Promotion.

That's the full European line-up (so far) for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week?