Update:

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will arrive in North America on the same date as in Europe - 23rd October.

Original Article:

Nintendo has used its pre-Gamescom set of announcements to reveal a couple of key retail game release dates, and an intriguing approach for a much anticipated Wii U title in Europe.

To kick off with The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, the 3DS multiplayer experience now has a firm release date. It'll arrive in Europe on 23rd October, and we've had a lot of fun with this in our hands on time so far.

The details for the arrival of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - known as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in North America - are particularly fascinating for the European market, meanwhile. It's been confirmed that the only retail version will be a Limited Edition, which will include a " double-sided poster, an art book, four Spirit Photographs, and a SteelBook cover". On the eShop, meanwhile, it'll adopt a version of free-to-play - you'll be able to download the trial edition to play the game's prologue and first two chapters, and then you decide whether to buy the rest.

It's an interesting approach, and we'll see how it pans out when it arrives in Europe on 30th October.

Are you excited about these October releases, and the opportunity to play the start of Project Zero for free? Let us know.