Lord of Magna

Another week begins, which means European gamers have Nintendo Download Update details to peruse. This week's offerings include a critically acclaimed indie title on Wii U, a shmup, another DS Virtual Console release and a promising RPG on 3DS; in addition there are a huge number of discounted games. Let's get to the details, shall we?

Wii U eShop

Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment, €13.99 / £12.59) - An intriguing and stylish survival experience that has been critically acclaimed. The Wii U version also comes with the Reign of Giants expansion pack as part of the main game, while utilising the GamePad for inventory management and off-TV play. We'll try and survive to bring you a review soon.

FullBlast (EnjoyUp Games, €4.99 / £4.40 until 2nd July, then €5.99 / £5.39) - Previously released on smart devices and Ouya, this adds to the small band of shmup titles on Nintendo's home platform, in this case with a focus on vertical scrolling and some boss set pieces. It supports two player co-op, too, and we'll give it a blast for review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Big Brain Academy (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) - A title that helped to define the concept of the DS, and contributed a great deal to the portable's incredible success, arrives as the latest in the limited - to date - batch of DS titles on Wii U. A collection of minigames to test your faculties and (hopefully) show progress with practice, we gave this a reasonable if not glowing recommendation in our original Big Brain Academy review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 2nd July, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 2nd July, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 2nd July, normally €1.99 / £1.79

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 2nd July, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 2nd July, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Rock Zombie (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59until 2nd July, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 2nd July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, €4.99 / £4.40 until 2nd July, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Spot the Differences: Party! (Sanuk Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 11th June, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.99 / £1.65 until 18th June, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

3DS eShop

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (Marvelous, €29.99 / £24.99) - This retail title is localised for Europe as an eShop-only release and is produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, the man behind Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and Story of Seasons. An RPG with battles that focus on areas rather than grids, this also promises a diverse cast and dramatic storyline. We'll let you know what we think in a review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discount

Retro City Rampage: DX (Vblank Entertainment, €5.99 / £5.48 until 11th June, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Wakedas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.69 until 25th June, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 25th June, normally €3.99 / £3.19)

World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 25th June, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 2nd July, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 2nd July, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 2nd July, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Toys Vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.99 until 2nd July, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 18th June, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 18th June, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

Talking Phrasebook - 7 Languages (Sanuk Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 11th June, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.99 / £1.65 until 18th June, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles (Teyon, €1.99 / £1.79 until 2nd July, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89 until 2nd July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Cube Tactics (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 2nd July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Governor of Poker (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.19 until 2nd July, normally €4.99 / £4.49

Groove Heaven (Teyon, €1.99 / £1.79 until 2nd July, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 2nd July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.19 until 2nd July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Robot Rescue 3D (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 2nd July, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Skater Cat (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.19 until 2nd July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 11th June, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th June, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Bird Mania 3D (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79)


That's everything on the way to the European eShop stores this week. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (170 votes)

Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Wii U eShop)

9%

FullBlast (Wii U eShop)

5%

Big Brain Academy (Wii U Virtual Console)

3%

One of the Wii U eShop temporary discounts

4%

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (3DS eShop)

7%

One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts

12%

Bird Mania 3D (3DS eShop permanent discount)

1%

Nothing for me this week

61%

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