Another week begins, and the European Download Update details are available to show what's on the way to the eShop in the coming days. There's a promising Virtual Console release, a whole lot of DLC for recent retail releases and more besides, so let's get to it.

Wii U VIrtual Console

Excitebike 64 (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - Here's a turn up for the books in Europe, with the 3D sequel to the iconic NES game finally coming to the Virtual Console; it never arrived on the Wii store, perhaps due to licensing issues with brands in the game. Whatever the reasons, this includes 20 tracks to take on and the ability to race friends or create your own courses. We'll rev up and get a review to you soon.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

FreezeME (RNC, €6.99 / £6.29 until 29th December, normally 13.99 / £12.59)

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 15th December, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Wicked Monsters Blast! HD Plus (Corecell, €1.99 / £1.79 until 5th January, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Citadale (Nitrolic Games, €3.00 / £2.69 until 5th January, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Rorrim (Nitrolic Games, €3.00 / £2.69 until 5th January, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Mortar Melon (Nitrolic Games, €3.00 / £2.69 until 5th January, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Plenty of Fishies (Nitrolic Games, €3.00 / £2.69 until 5th January, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Tetraminos (Sanuk Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 22nd December, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Brick Breaker (Sanuk Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 22nd December, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

COLOR BOMBS (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.92 until 5th January, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

JACKPOT 777 (RCMADIAX, 0.99 / £0.93 until 5th January, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

PANDA LOVE (RCMADIAX, 0.99 / £0.93 until 5th January, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

PENTAPUZZLE (RCMADIAX, €3.00 / £2.74 until 5th January, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

PIXEL SLIME U (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

SHOOTY SPACE (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

SPLASHY DUCK (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 5th January, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX, €3.00 / £2.70 until 5th January, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

TAP TAP ARCADE (RCMADIAX, €1.33 / £1.19 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

TAP TAP ARCADE 2 (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

TITANS TOWER (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 5th January, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

TOUCH SELECTIONS (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.00 until 5th January, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

STEEL RIVALS (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.00 until 5th January, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

GALAXY BLASTER (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - In this one you blast away at oncoming alien hordes from the bottom of the screen, trying to avoid too many misses or allowing the aliens to reach your base.

3DS eShop

Crollors Game Pack (Nvriezen, €1.49 / £1.39) - This is a collection of four games: Space Shooter, Color Switch, Dotch It and Zig Zag Ball. These collections are often hit or miss, though the budget price may be tempting for some; it should be noted that the 3D effect is only supported on New 3DS models with this release.

3DS DLC

7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: Code: Student! (Deep SIlver, free until 15th December, then €1.99 / £1.49)

7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: Code: Otaku! (Deep SIlver, free until 15th December, then €1.99 / £1.49)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Tokyo's Past Set (Deep Silver, free)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Ranking Program 2 (Deep Silver, free)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - A Godslayer Needs Macca (Deep Silver, €2.99 / £1.99)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - A Godslayer Needs Demons (Deep Silver, €1.99 / £1.49)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Chiro Mask (Deep Silver, €0.99 / £0.79)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - A Godslayer Needs Apps (Deep Silver, €0.99 / £0.79)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Avatar's Hat (Deep Silver, €0.99 / £0.79)

New 3DS eShop Temporary Discount

BRICK RACE (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 5th January, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

AeternoBlade (Corecell, €2.99 / £2.70 until 5th January, normally €14.99 / £13.50)

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 15th December, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Rytmik Ultimate (Cinemax, €9.99 / £8.99 until 31st December, normally €17.99 / £15.99)

The Keep (Cinemax, €5.99 / £4.99 until 31st December, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 29th December, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 29th December, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

WAKEDAS (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 29th December, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Petit Novel Series - Harvest December (CIRCLE Entertainment, €7.99 / £7.89 until 29th December, normally €11.99 / £11.89)

Puzzle Labyrinth (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.56 until 29th December, normally €5.00 / £4.29)

Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 29th December, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Conveni Dream (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.59 until 29th December, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

3DS HOME Themes

Mickey & Friends Holiday Season (Disney, €2.49 / £2.29)

Disney Tsum Tsum (Disney, €2.49 / £2.29)


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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