Due to the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week the information for the European Nintendo Download Update wasn't issued without request. The details are available now, and we have some particularly promising retro and familiar releases along with a music streaming service on Wii U, while the 3DS serves up some varied options. Let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - A 3D roaming game in which you explore as the iconic mascot, this attempted to make use of the Wii Remote and to cash-in on the much-loved franchise. There are some mini-games thrown in, too, but we were rather unimpressed with this in our review.

Sense by Play.me (d-mobilelab, free download with subscription fee) - A music streaming web radio service, in which you can choose from a range of genre and mood-based channels. You can set favourite songs to a playlist to listen to whenever you like, but much will likely depend on the available catalogue and subscription cost.

Wii U Virtual Console

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - This is another entry in the quirky and charming AlphaDream RPG series. In this case Mario & Luigi meet up with baby versions of themselves, with plenty of wit and shenanigans taking place as a result. We gave this a hearty recommendation in our Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time review.

Final Fight One (Capcom, €6.99 / £6.29) - The Game Boy Advance had a few SNES remakes, and this gives the treatment to the original 16-bit version of Final Fight. There are three playable characters, a new stage, special outfits and mode in the portable version, so we'll take to the streets and bash out a review.

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival (Capcom, €6.99 / £6.29) - Just like Final Fight One this is a GBA remaster of the SNES original, in this case including modes such as Arcade, Team Battle, Time Attack and Missions. We've previously summarised this as a "fun but flawed port", but will take a fresh look on Wii U.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Frenchy Bird (Carbon Fire Studio, €0.99 / £0.89 until 23rd July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Super Toy Cars (Eclipse Games, €3.99 / £3.49 until 23rd July, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €5.99 / £4.99 until 13th August, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

3DS eShop

Samurai Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39) - A side-on castle defence game set in the "Warring States period of Japan". You tap on enemies to attack them with your bowmen, while earning coins and levelling up boosts your abilities and defensive options. We weren't particularly impressed in our Samurai Defender review.

Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €7.99 / £5.99) - This promises 'huge' puzzles in which you use the Circle Pad / D-Pad and stylus to find and highlight a lot of words. What else can be said?

I Love My Dogs (Bigben Interactive, €24.99 / £19.99) - So far this series has shown love for horses, pets and more, with you looking after various little people and creatures - now it's time for the dogs to be cared for. You know the drill by now with these sim games, though in this case you're at least looking after abandoned dogs, so there's a feel-good factor. We'll dig out our stylus and find some dog treats to bring you a review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €5.99 / £4.99 until 13th August, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

AeternoBlade (CORECELL, €7.99 / £7.19 until 13th August, normally €14.99 / £13.50)

Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 6th August, normally €2.99 / £2.39)

Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.25 until 6th August, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

3DS HOME Themes

Eevee Collection: Espeon & Umbreon (Nintendo, €1.99 / £ 1.79)

Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y & Mega Rayquaza (Nintendo, €1.99 / £ 1.79)


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

What will you be download first this week?