Another week has begun, bringing with it the European Nintendo Download Update. This time around we have a long-anticipated Indie effort on the Wii U, alongside a lesser known title and two DS releases; the 3DS offers a demo, DLC and plenty of discounts. Let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

Beatbuddy (Threaks, €8.99 / £8.09) - With its title shortened in Europe, this is a music action-adventure game that has an emphasis on rhythm — some moves and key moments need to be timed to the beat. It includes music contributions from Austin Wintory — composer of the Journey official soundtrack — among many others; we're keen to give this a go, and we'll let you know what we think in a review soon. Available from 5th August.

Sanatory Hallways (Wegenbartho, €9.99 / £8.99) - At its core this is a two-player experience, with one character being a flashlight-armed girl trying to escape her nightmare and another playing a ghost tasked with tormenting her, with the spirit being able to set up traps, turn off electricity and more. With additional levels coming in the future as free DLC this sounds intriguing, but we'll see whether it scares us off in a review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Star Fox Command (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - This DS entry in the iconic series is a little different from its contemporaries, splitting play between tactical battles on the touchscreen and free roaming battles. With plenty of characters and multiple endings this offers a lot of content, though as expected the multiplayer modes are a no-go. We gave this a modest recommendation in our Star Fox Command review.

Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - A DS successor to GBA title DK: King of Swing, this utilises the shoulder buttons for you to swing your way between pegs, collecting items and tackling foes as you go. Gameplay is shaken up with a few quirks, while multiplayer is also included (and will hopefully feature here as it was a local one-cart feature); we'll swing into another review, but in the meantime you can check out our original recommendation of this game.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital, €6.99 / £5.99 until 27th August, normally €13.99 / £12.99)

High Strangeness (Midnight City, €4.99 / £4.49 until 9th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade (Cypronia, €3.14 / £2.69 until 5th September, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia, €3.69 / £3.33 until 5th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.24 / £2.24 until 5th September, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €2.24 / £2.24 until 5th September, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.74 / £3.35 until 5th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

My Style Studio: Notebook (Cypronia, €2.39 / £2.15 until 5th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 3rd September, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 3rd September, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 3rd September, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.49 until 27th August, normally €3.99 / £3.39)

KAMI (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 27th August, normally €2.99 / £2.39)

Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 27th August, normally €3.99 / £3.19)

Angry Bunnies (Cypronia, €4.49 / £3.99 until 5th September, normally €6.49 / £5.99)

Bubble Pop World (Cypronia, €3.74 / £3.35 until 5th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.54 / £2.54 until 5th September, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €2.24 / £2.24 until 5th September, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.59 until 5th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.74 / £3.35 until 5th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 3rd September, normally €2.99 / £ 2.69)

Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 3rd September, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 3rd September, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Toys vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.99 until 3rd September, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Hello Kitty & Sanrio Friends 3D Racing (Pqube, €19.99 / £14.99 until 3rd September, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

3DS Demo

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, free)

3DS DLC

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: Crop Set 1 (Rising Star Games, €0.99 / £0.89)

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

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: New NPC - Male (Rising Star Games, €1.49 / £1.39)

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: New NPC - Female (Rising Star Games, €1.49 / £1.39)

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley: New Outfit Set 3 (Rising Star Games, free)


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

What will you be downloading first this week?