Another week begins, and brings with it the European Nintendo Download Update details for the goodies we can expect this week. The 3DS has huge retail arrivals, while there are some tempting download-only options to be found on the Wii U in particular. Let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

Exile's End (XSEED Games, €9.99 / £8.99) - Here's one for those with retro sensibilities; billed as a "cinematic platformer" with Japanese flair, this takes place on "a massive, interconnected laboratory and mining complex on a moody, lonely alien world", and expects the player to solve puzzles and overcome issues using a combination of weapons and other items. It has retro-style visuals and features music from composers prominent in the 8- and 16-bit eras; we'll bring you a review soon.

Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese (Finger Gun Games, €4.99 / £4.49) - This app aims to help users gain the building blocks for learning the language. The basic premise is that you use flash cards to learn and master Hiragana and Katakana characters, before tackling lessons to prove what you've learned.

Octocopter: Super Sub Squid Escape (TACS Games, €2.99 / £2.69) - In this game you move your constantly spinning submarine through maze-like stages, with careful timing and patience important for success.

Wii U Virtual Console

Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - This Wii entry in the series threw in some new minigames, though also replicated some content from previous games. That makes this one a bit of a toss-up as Rhythm Heaven Megamix is available on 3DS and is jam-packed with old and new minigames. Nevertheless, despite some flaws we enjoyed this Wii entry in our original review, so it's not to be easily dismissed.

Wii U eShop Demo

3Souls (Red Column, free)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Oddworld New 'n' Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants, €9.99 / £7.49 until 4th December, normally €19.99 / £14.99)

Terraria (505 Games, €14,99 / £13.49 until 8th December, normally €19,99 / £17.99)

Mighty No. 9 (Deep Silver, €9.99 / £8.99 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Mighty No. 9 Ray Expansion (Deep Silver, €2.49 / £2.24 until 8th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Mighty No. 9 Retro Hero DLC (Deep Silver, €1.49 / £1.19 until 8th December, normally €2.99 / £2.39)

Secret Files: Tunguska (Deep Silver, €4.99 / £4.49 until 8th December, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.24 / £1.14 until 22nd December, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.24 / £1.14 until 22nd December, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 22nd December, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

VRog (ByteRockers' Games, €4.49 / £4.04 until 15th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

SDK Paint (Hullbreach Studios, €3.75 / £3.37 until 8th December, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

SDK Spriter (Hullbreach Studios, €9.37 / £7.87 until 8th December, normally €12.50 / £10.50)

Wii U eShop Permanent Discount

U Host (Bear Box Media, €4.99 / £4.99, previously €9.99 / £8.99)

3DS Retail Download

Pokémon Sun and Moon (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99) - It's finally time, as the Pokémon series kicks off an all-new generation on the 3DS. These entries deliver some hugely significant changes to the franchise, from adjustments to story progression to new features that'll freshen up the competitive scene. We gave this a storming recommendation in our Pokémon Sun and Moon review. Available from 23rd November.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - The formal retail release of the updated edition of this evergreen title, remember that an update to include all of this Welcome amiibo content is already free for those that own the game. Available from 25th November.

3DS eShop Demo

Picross 3D: Round 2 (Nintendo, free)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Terraria (505 Games, €14.99 / £12.74 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £16.99)

Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 1st December, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 1st December, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (ZordixAB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 1st December, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games, €0.85 / £0.85 until 22nd December, normally €4.50 / £4.50)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 22nd December, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games, €0.89 / £0.89 until 22nd December, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Toys Vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €0.79 / £0.79 until 22nd December, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €3.33 / £3.33 until 22nd December, normally €6.66 / £6.66)

Carps & Dragons (Abylight, 57% off if you own Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard or Music On: Electric Guitar, €2.14 / £1.93 until 1st December, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Music On: Electric Guitar (Abylight, 57% off if you own Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard or Carps & Dragons, €0.85 / £0.81 until 1st December, normally €1.99 / £1.89)

Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (Abylight, 57% off if you own Carps & Dragons or Music On: Electric Guitar, €3.43 / £3.09 until 1st December, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Horse Vet 3D (Treva Entertainment, €9.99 / £8.99 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

My Life on a Farm 3D (Treva Entertainment, €7.99 / £7.19 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Top Model 3D (Treva Entertainment, €7.99 / £7.19 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

3DS HOME Themes

Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon – Tropical (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) – Available from 23rd November.

Pokémon Solgaleo / Lunala (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) – Available from 23rd November.

Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, €1.82 / £1.62)

Hello Kitty with Apples (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty with Candyfloss (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty Pizza (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty at the Spa (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

A fairylicious Christmas (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)


That's everything for this week's Nintendo Download Update in Europe. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

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