It's time for another Nintendo Download Update, and this time around we have an 'Operation Rainfall' arrival on the Wii U eShop alongside a runner, while on 3DS we have tank battling and a few other options. There are also a load of discounts thrown in, so let's get to the details.
Missed the European Nintendo Download Update earlier in the week? Fret not! The details are all right here.
Wii U eShop
Pandora's Tower (XSEED Games, $19.99) - Originally the third part of the 'Operation Rainfall' trilogy of games on the Wii, this was also the darkest and most surreal of those offerings. An action title with some light exploration elements, you're tasked with obtaining the hearts of beasts to give to the cursed Elena; it's a rather disturbing premise but an intriguing experience, though it's not without flaws. You can get the lowdown in our Pandora's Tower review.
Wind-up Knight 2 (Unity Games, $7.50) - This is a runner in which you swing your sword, jump, roll and use your shield to survive; titles of this type can potentially be fun, of course, and along with unlockable outfits etc this Wii U version also has a multiplayer mode. We'll see whether this is noble and chivalric or just a bit of a wind up in our review.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games, $4.99 until 8:59am Pacific on 13th August, normally $7.99)
Blocky Bot (Mobot Games, on discount until 27th August)
Paper Monsters Recut (Mobot Games, on discount until 27th August)
Jeopardy! (Nordic Games, on discount until 27th August)
Wheel of Fortune (Nordic Games, on discount until 27th August)
Bombing Bastards (Sanuk Games, on discount until 20th August)
Spot the Differences: Party! (Sanuk Games, on discount until 20th August)
Stone Shire (Finger Gun Games, $5.99 until 1st October, normally $7.99)
Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, on discount until 27th August)
Brave Tank Hero (Natsume, $4.99) - Released on 11th August, this is a 3D action game developed by Arc System Works; across 50 missions you take on other tanks and shoot for high rankings. You can choose from multiple tank types, and we'll see whether this hits its mark or loses its tracks in our review.
Best of Arcade Games - Bubble Buster (Bigben Interactive, $9.99) - This series continues with another self-explanatory title, this time offering 50 levels in an Adventure mode; it's just about competent, but we were critical of it in our review.
3DS Retail Download
Paddington: Adventures in London (Humongous Entertainment, $29.99)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, $7.49 until 3rd September, normally $9.99)
Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld (Bergsala Lightweight, $5 until 20th August, normally $10)
Talking Phrasebook - 7 Languages (Sanuk Games, on discount until 20th August)
Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, $3.49 until 10th September, normally $6.66)
Alien on the Run (G-style, on discount until 27th August)
Undead Storm Nightmare (G-style, on discount until 27th August)
Jump Trials Supreme (G-style, on discount until 27th August)
3D Game Collection (Joindots, on discount until 27th August)
Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, on discount until 27th August)
3DS eShop Demo
I Love My Dogs (Bigben Interactive, free)
That's everything for North America this week - let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.