It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings an excellent download option on the Wii U from Hörberg Productions, along with a much-loved Mario sporting spin-off and another retro début in the West. Pickings are slimmer on the 3DS, though there are some tempting discounts (particularly from Atlus) and a demo to consider. Let's get to it.
Missed the European Nintendo Download information earlier in the week? Don't sweat it, the details are right here.
Wii U eShop
Gunman Clive HD Collection (Hörberg Productions, $3.99) - This should be tough to resist, as it combines two of the finest 3DS eShop titles in one HD package; with tight platforming and shooting, along with greater variety in the second game, there's a lot to like about these titles. We gave this a glowing recommendation in our Gunman Clive HD Collection review.
Wii U Virtual Console
VS. Excitebike (Nintendo, $4.99) - A Famicom Disk version of the original that was previously only released in Japan - in addition to extra tracks and music it has a track editor feature, which was at the core of this one's release at the close of a 'Builders Week' promotion. This landed on 31st August and you can check out our VS. Excitebike review for a lowdown.
Mario Golf (Nintendo, $9.99) - The Nintendo 64 had some excellent multiplayer games and spin-offs, and another arrives on the Wii U in the form of this collection of golfing shenanigans. There are six courses and 10 modes to try out; this was a trailblazer in the genre of podgy mascots showing surprising sporting prowess. We enjoyed this in our Wii Virtual Console review and will take another look.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Never Alone (E-Line Media, $9.99 until 17th September, normally $14.99)
Jett Tailfin (HR GAMES, $9.99 until 8th September, normally $12.99)
Land it Rocket (Petite Games, $1.99 until 17th September, normally $2.99)
3DS Retail Download
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (GameMill Entertainment, $29.99)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Etrian Mystery Dungeon (Atlus, $29.99 until 7th September, normally $39.99)
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, $29.99 until 7th September, normally $49.99)
AeternoBlade (Corecell Technology, $7.99 until 24th September, normally $14.99)
Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, $5.20 until 24th September, normally $6.99)
Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, on discount until 24th September)
World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, on discount until 24th September)
WAKEDAS (CIRCLE Entertainment, on discount until 24th September)
3DS eShop Permanent Discounts
Proun+ (Engine Software, $4.99, was $6.99)
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (Atlus, $29.99 from 7th September, was $39.99)
GravBlocks+ (From Nothing Game Studios, $3.49, was $4.99)
3DS eShop Demo
Proun+ (Engine Software, free)
That's everything for North America this week - let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.