It's that time again, North American gamers, for the latest Nintendo Download Update. This week brings a Treasure double header on Wii U which is tough to resist, along with one of the Wii U eShop's most-anticipated exclusive releases from 13AM Games. Disney Infinity 3.0 is also joined by some other download-only hopefuls on the home console, while Natsume pitches in on the 3DS eShop; in addition there are some discounts and 3DS HOME Themes to consider. There's plenty to get through, so let's get on with it.

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Wii U eShop

Runbow (13AM Games, $14.99, and 15% off until 27th September if you downloaded the [email protected] demo) - A colourful action platformer that's been given plenty of promotion by Nintendo and features cameos of various 'Nindie' characters, this includes varied solo options and multiplayer modes for up to nine players. Its different styles incorporate frantic platforming and combat, all supported by excellent presentation; we were effusive with praise in our Runbow review.

Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies (Nintendo, $19.99) - This long-awaited sequel from Treasure on the Wii has excellent 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.

FullBlast (EnjoyUp Games, $5.99) - 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, we gave it a recommendation in our FullBlast review.

Pixel Slime U (RCMADIAX, $2.99) - This budget title utilises a single button for jumping an dodging obstacles, with the green blob in question moving automatically. It's a score chaser with a few twists throughout its 40 levels, but a few issues meant we stopped just short of giving a recommendation in our Pixel Slime U review.

Brave Tank Hero (Natsume, $4.99) - A Wii U version of a title that just recently landed on 3DS, 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.

Wii U Virtual Console

Sin & Punishment (Nintendo, $11.99) - Nintendo is cheekily upping the standard price on this N64 classic due to its history. Originally only released in Japan, it only arrived in the West once the Wii Virtual Console came onto the scene, giving plenty of gamers a chance to enjoy a terrific action title from Treasure. With an incomprehensible story and lots of shooting it's much-loved by plenty of N64 and Treasure fans; we'll take a fresh look soon, and until then you can check our our Wii Virtual Console Sin & Punishment review.

Wii U Retail Download

Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits (Disney Interactive, TBC) - Due to this game requiring toys and a portal, the eShop option is for those that have already invested in the series. This is Disney's high profile franchise in the toys-to-life market and features Star Wars and Frozen this year, among other franchises. Available from 30th August.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko, $4.99 until 2nd September, normally $9.99)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, $1.99 until 17th September, normally $2.99)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, $3.49 until 10th September, normally $5.99)

KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker (Famous Gamous, $4.99 from 28th August to 18th September, normally $7.99)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, on discount until 24th September)

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, on discount until 24th September)

3DS eShop

Gotcha Racing (Natsume, $5.99) - A top-down driving game that looks rather retro in approach, this aims to add surprising depth to what could potentially be rather simple gameplay. In order to improve your car (with better parts in three categories) you pick up capsules as you race, and these drops level up along with your car. Plenty of challenges and content is promised, so we'll get into gear and work on a review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, on discount until 31st August)

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (Atlus, on discount until 31st August)

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Atlus, $14.99 until 31st August, normally $29.99)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, $1.99 until 17th September, normally $2.99)

2 Fast 4 Gnomz (QubicGames, $2.99 until 17th September, normally $4.99)

Funfair Party Games (Joindots, on discount until 10th September)

Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, on discount until 10th September)

Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition (Telegames Inc, $19.99 until 21st September, normally $29.99)

Soccer Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, on discount until 24th September)

Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, on discount until 24th September)

Soccer Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, on discount until 24th September)

Tiny Games - Knights & Dragons (REACTOR, $1.99 until 10th September, normally $2.99)

Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay (Gamemill Entertainment, on discount from 28th August to 5th October)

Disney Frozen: Olaf's Quest (Gamemill Entertainment, on discount from 28th August to 5th October)

3DS HOME Themes

Splatoon: Squid Sisters

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Also, don't forget that there's currently a Capcom eShop sale running until 31st August.

That's the lot for North America this week - let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week?