With the start of another week we have the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, and it's a relatively modest line-up this time around. Two new budget download-only titles arrive on the Wii U, while a fan-favourite also gets a timely discount. On the 3DS there's DLC, discounts and HOME Themes, but most interesting of all is a movie download option. Let's get to the details.
Wii U eShop
TAP TAP ARCADE 2 (RCMADIAX, €2.99 / £2.69) - This second mini collection includes SKEASY and also a new arrival called VOLCANO. We gave the former a modest recommendation in our review, and we'll see whether its companion in this bundle is red hot or rather dormant in fun.
Sudoku and Permudoku (Diplodocus Games, €0.99 / £0.89) – Well, it's all in the name, with the classic number puzzles joined by a colour-based variation. There are 1000 puzzles, 500 of each with five difficulty settings, and we thought this was a competent effort in our Sudoku and Permudoku review.
Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, €9.99 / £7.99) - This game has been out for some time, so its inclusion in Nintendo's list likely points to a major update being on the way (we'll leave this one out of the poll for that very reason).
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Splatoon (Nintendo, €29.99 / £25.99 until 21st July, normally €39.99 / £34.99)
Steel Rivals (nuGAME, €4.99 / £4.49 until 21st July, normally €6.99 / £5.99)
Wii U eShop Permanent Discounts
Nova-111 (Curve Digital, €9.99 / £7.99, was €14.99 / £11.99)
Barbie and Her Sisters Puppy Rescue (Little Orbit, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Little Orbit, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99/ £24.99)
3DS Downloadable Video
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (Viz Media, €3.99 / £3.59) - Professor Layton, true English gentleman and the world's greatest amateur super sleuth embarks on his most daring adventure yet when he receives a letter from his old student, the famous opera diva Janice Quatlane. She is to perform at the legendary Crown Petone Opera House and invites him to attend as her special guest. Meanwhile, a spate of disappearances hits London. Two young school girls are the latest victims and the Professor suspects it's related to the mysterious occurrences at the theatre. The Professor and his loyal assistant Luke travel to the Opera House to solve their toughest puzzle yet, the mystery of Eternal Life!
Fire Emblem Fates: Ballistician Blitz (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79 or part of Map Pack 1) - You might remember the general layout of Ballistician Blitz from "The Wooden Cavalry" stage in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Nowhere is safe from their relentless volleys, so speed is the key! The prize here is either a Sighting Lens or a Witch's Mark.
Fire Emblem Fates: A Gift from Anna (Nintendo, free)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.49 until 21st July, normally €2.49 / £1.99)
Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £2.79 until 28th July, normally €4.99 / £3.99)
Glory of Generals: The Pacific (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.29 until 28th July, normally €6.99 / £5.59)
Karous - The Beast Of Re:Eden- (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.29 until 28th July, normally €5.99 / £4.79)
Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 28th July, normally €4.99 / £3.99)
Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.99 until 4th August, normally €4.50 / £4.50)
RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.99 until 4th August, normally €2.99 / £2.99)
Toys Vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.99 until 4th August, normally €3.99 / £3.99)
Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.99 until 4th August, normally €6.66 / £6.66)
3DS HOME Themes
2D Dream Fever PolyphonicBranch (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79)
Happy Synthesizer/EasyPop (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79)
Love Trial/40mP (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79)
Senbonzakura/Kurousa (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79)
Hello Kitty Bicycle Love (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Hello Kitty Café (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Hello Kitty London Calling (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Row, Row Hello Kitty (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Winx Magic Summer (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)
That's everything for the European Nintendo Download Update this week - let us know what you're planning to download in the poll and comments below.