Another week is underway, and as always we get up and running with the European Nintendo Download Update. This line-up is a bit of a corker, with a highly promising demo / prelude being joined on 3DS by two major retail releases, while on Wii U we have a long awaiting download-only game, retro Pokémon titles and much more. This is certainly one of the most crowded weeks of the year so far; without further ado let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! (Oddworld Inhabitants, 15.99/ £11.99 until 25th February, normally €19.99 / £14.99) - This release has had a protracted route to the Wii U as the developers grappled with porting the title to the hardware, though its arrival does eventually bring a high quality puzzle platforming experience. We'll give this one a taste test for review.

Discovery (Noowanda, €6.99/ £5.99) - There are a number of sandbox games like Minecraft on the eShop, now including - funnily enough - Minecraft: Wii U Edition. This entry doesn't have a survival mode, but at a reasonable price does have a detailed and enjoyable creation mode. We gave it a recommendation in our Discovery review.

Jones on Fire (Joindots, €5.99/ £4.59 ) - A platformer with blocky, retro-styled visuals, it promises 'frenetic' gameplay that'll have elements of firefighting; it looks quite pleasing on the eye and is also fun, as explained in our Jones on Fire review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Nintendo, €6.99/ £6.29) - This first entry in the series launched on Game Boy Advance alongside Blue Rescue team, below, hence the price difference. It kicked off the dungeon crawling gameplay that's now rather familiar, and we'll get cracking on a review.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - This DS entry was released alongside its 'Red' equivalent on Game Boy Advance, utilising the dual-screen option of the last-gen handheld. As expected you battle your way through randomly generated dungeons, and this one was very similar to the GBA equivalent; we gave it a mild recommendation in our review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Chariot (Frima Studio, €7.49 / £6.74 until 25th February, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules, €3.49 / £2.99 until 25th February, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, €4.99 / £4.00 until 25th February, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

Nano Assault NEO (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 / £6.70 until 3rd March, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Race the Sun(Flippfly, €4.99 / £3.49 until 25th February, normally €9.99 / £6.99)

Shadow Puppeteer (Snow Cannon, €12.99 / £11.99 until 15th February, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Tengami (Nyamnyam, €3.99 / £3.49 /until 25th February, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

Teslagrad (Rain Games, €7.49 / £6.99 until 25th February, normally €14.99 / £13.99)

Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 10th March, normally €16.99 / £13.99)

Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €6.49 / £5.49 until 10th March, normally €12.99 / £10.99)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34until 10th March, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 10th March, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 10th March, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 25th February, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, €1.49/ £1.14 until 25th February, normally €2.99 / £2.29)

Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.49 until 12th March, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia, €3.69 / £3.33 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.24 / £2.24 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €1.79 / £1.79 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.74 / £3.35 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

My Style Studio: Notebook (Cypronia, €2.39/ £2.15 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (RCMADIAX, €1.45 / £1.34 until 25th February, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Puzzle Monkeys (Log Games, €1.49 / £1.49 until 3rd March, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

3DS eShop

Dementium Remastered (Renegade Kid, €14.99/ £13.49) - This is the second franchise that Renegade Kid has remastered from its DS retail days, in this case potentially filling a gap in horror gaming on the portable's eShop. This entry has new difficulty settings alongside various gameplay and visual improvements; we gave it a solid recommendation in our Dementium Remastered review.

Alphadia (Kemco, €9.99/ £8.99) - If this sounds familiar to Alphadia Genesis on Wii U, that's because it seems to be a sequel or spin-off to that release. The Energi War is part of the plot's backdrop, once again, but this traditional RPG has a new cast and plotline, with a promise of accessibility for newcomers and 30+ hours in the adventure. We'll set off on a quest to bring you a review.

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €6.99/ £5.59) - Developed by INSIDE SYSTEM, The Legend of Dark Witch 2 features the same core action platforming gameplay as its predecessor, yet has eight stages to take on. We reckon this is a rather average follow-up in our review.

3DS Retail Download

Project X Zone 2 (Bandai Namco, €39.99/ £29.99) - This sequel to the chaotic original RPG combines characters and franchises from Bandai Namco, SEGA and Capcom, with Monolith Soft and Nintendo also contributing Xenoblade and Fire Emblem characters. We're working on a review but, in the meantime, you can check out our hands on impressions. Download includes "Project X Zone 2 - 3DS HOME Theme" and "Rare Item Pack" DLC.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (NIS America, €39.99/ £34.99) - This is a fantastic re-imagining of the DS original, with plenty of free and paid DLC also thrown in. You can get the full lowdown in our detailed Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, €9.99 / £8.99 until 25th February, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Super Street Fighter IV 3D (Capcom, €8.00 / £7.20 until 25th February, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Retro City Rampage: DX (Vblank Entertainment, €5.99 / £5.48 until 25th February, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, €4.99 / £4.00 until 25th February, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 25th February, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.69 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Petit Novel Series: Harvest December (CIRCLE Entertainment, €7.99/ £6.39 until 18th February, normally €11.99 / £9.19)

Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 3rd March, normally €3.99 / £3.19)

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D - Download Edition (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 18th February, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 10th March, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 10th March, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 10th March, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Angry Bunnies (Cypronia, €3.89 / £3.49 until 12th March, normally €6.49 / £5.99)

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.39 / £2.39 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €1.99 / £1.99 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.48 / £3.14 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (Cypronia, €3.48/ £3.14 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3DS DLC

Project X Zone 2: SP Advanced Mode Addition (Bandai Namco, €2.49/ £2.29)

Project X Zone 2: Trial Cross Item Pack (Bandai Namco, free)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 1 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 2 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 3 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 4 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 5 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 6 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 7 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 8 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 9 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 10 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 11 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 12 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 13 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 14 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 15 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 16 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 17 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 18 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 19 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89)

Project X Zone 2: All-In-One Pack (Bandai Namco, €14.99/ £13.49)

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Yggdrasil Veteran (NIS America, free)

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Hidden Hot Springs! (NIS America, free until 18th February, then €2.49 / £2.29)

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Highlander's Return! (NIS America, free until 18th February, then €0.99 / £0.89)

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Wanted: Golden Sprout (NIS America, €1.99 / £1.79)

Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward: Pink Latte - Nautical Casual Pack (Nintendo, free)

Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward: Pink Latte - FABBY-tacular Pack (Nintendo, free)

3DS Demos

Bravely Second: End Layer Demo: The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers (Square Enix, free) - This demo focusing on the Three Cavaliers – Yew Geneolgia, Janne Angard, and Nikolai Nikolanikov – will act as a prelude to the adventure, and even allow players to unlock rewards in the full version of the game, depending on their progress in the demo. The Bravely Second: End Layer demo: The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers can be completed multiple times, however only a completed save file can be used to unlock rewards in the full game.

Stella Glow (NIS America, free)

3DS HOME Themes

The Legend of the Dark Witch - Blad Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99/ £0.69)

The Legend of the Dark Witch - Verri Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99/ £0.69)


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

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