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With another week comes another batch of Nintendo Download goodies in North America, and 'tis the season for major retail releases on both Wii U and 3DS. The Wii U eShop also gets an exclusive while a range of options are available across both stores - let's get to the details.

Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Fear not, the details are all right here.

Wii U eShop

Typoman (Headup Games, $13.99, 15% off until 19th December with E3 [email protected] demo on same system) - Kicking off as a Wii U exclusive, this is an intriguing puzzle platformer in which you create words in order to get past hazards and make progress. There was encouragement to be found in the [email protected] demo, and we give it a recommendation in our Typoman review.

Totem Topple (Crystalline Green, $2.99) - This budget title looks rather intriguing, as you combine totem building with elements of tower defence, while totem heads of varying designs have a different effect against attacking creatures. There are Classic and Frantic modes, and we'll build up a review soon.

Lucentek - Activate (Joseph Lucente, $9.99) - On the one hand this appears to be an ambitious action-adventure that includes hovercraft and spaceship transformations, while on the other hand it looks - superficially - rather wonky. We'll try it out for a review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival (Capcom, $7.99) - Just like Final Fight One this is a GBA remaster of the SNES original, in this case including modes such as Arcade, Team Battle, Time Attack and Missions. On the downside it's lacking multiplayer, but we enjoyed it enough for a recommendation in our Wii U Virtual Console Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival review.

Wii U Retail Downloads

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Nintendo, $49.99) - The latest entry in this particular sporting series sees Mario and company take to the court in all their HD glory. Mega Mushrooms and bigger jump shots make their appearances, along with the ability to level up an amiibo buddy for doubles play, though we were left underwhelmed by the content on offer in our preview. As we explained in our review update, our final assessment will wait until the coming weekend once we've played plenty of online matches on the live servers. Available from 20th November.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations (Little Orbit, on discount from 24th November to 1st December)

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward, $4.99 from 25th November to 2nd December, normally $9.99)

Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward, $2.99 from 25th November to 2nd December, normally $5.99)

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure (Activision, on discount from 25th November to 4th December)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, on discount from 25th November to 4th December)

Blocky Bot (Mobot Studios, on discount until 3rd December)

Paper Monsters Recut (Mobot Studios, on discount until 3rd December)

TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games, $4.99 until 3rd December, normally $7.99)

Brave Tank Hero (Natsume, on discount from 24th November to 1st December)

Alphadia Genesis (Natsume, on discount from 24th November to 1st December)

KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker (Famous Gamous, $4.99 from 20th November to 1st December, normally $7.99)

Gemology (BNC Design Studios, $5.99 from 23rd November to 29th November, normally $6.99)

Wii U Demo

ZaciSa's Last Stand (ZeNfA Productions, free)

3DS eShop

Family Fishing (Aksys Games, $5.99) - This'll include various locations and opportunities to upgrade gear and generally to "fish like a boss!". Naturally larger fish will pose a challenge, though rather disturbingly - in what we assume is for multiplayer or AI matches - you can "throw smoke bombs to disrupt your opponents and seize the advantage". It sounds intense, and we'll see whether it lures us in with a review.

3DS Retail Downloads

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo, $39.99) - This spin-off series continues on 3DS with 20 'mon to choose from at the start and the inclusion of all known Pokémon (720?!) to find and interact with. In many respects this appears to be more of the same for the series, which doesn't have to be considered a bad thing; we'll get cracking on a review. Available from 20th November, free 3DS HOME Theme with all purchases until 6th December.

I Love My Pony (Bigben Interactive, $24.99) - On the one hand this is yet another pony sim in which you care for the lovable creature and train it for contests, though this one does at least promise "a captivating story".

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations (Little Orbit, on discount from 24th November to 1st December)

Mighty Switch Force! (WayForward, $2.99 from 25th November to 2nd December, normally $5.99)

Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward, $2.99 from 25th November to 2nd December, normally $5.99)

Aero Porter (Level-5, on discount from 25th November to 2nd December)

BUGS vs. TANKS! (Level-5, on discount from 25th November to 2nd December)

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure (Activision, on discount from 25th November to 4th December)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, on discount from 25th November to 4th December)

AeternoBlade (Corecell Technology, $7.99 until 30th November, normally $14.99)

A-Train 3D: City Simulator (Natsume, on discount from 24th November to 30th December)

Gotcha Racing (Natsume, on discount from 24th November to 30th December)

DOOORS (Pumo, $1.99 from 25th November until 16th December)

Funfair Party Games (Joindots, on discount until 26th November)

Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, on discount until 26th November)

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (Majesco Entertainment, on discount from 23rd November to 30th November)

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! (Majesco Entertainment, on discount from 23rd November to 30th November)

Hello Kitty Picnic with Sanrio Friends (Majesco Entertainment, on discount from 23rd November to 7th December)

Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends 3D Racing (Majesco Entertainment, on discount from 23rd November to 7th December)

3DS HOME Themes

SEGA Saturn Theme (SEGA)


That's everything for this week's Nintendo Download Update in North America - let us know what you plan to pick up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week?