Nintendo Download: 19th January (Europe)

Dragon Quest VIII! Poochy and Yoshi Demo! Toby! More!

Another week begins, and the latest Nintendo Download Update details are out for Europe. There's a major retail release on 3DS, while a notable demo and 'Nindie' release also stand out; let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

Toby: The Secret Mine (Headup Games, €9.99 / £6.99) - A rather handsome puzzle-platformer by Lukáš Navrátil, this tasks you with navigating dangerous areas and solving puzzles, with an art-style that is somewhat reminiscent in tone to Typoman. We'll let you know what we think of it in a review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nostatic Software, €1.79 / £1.34 until 26th January, normally €1.99 / £1.49)

Midnight 2 (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 8th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 2nd February, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Aqua TV (Extra Miles Studio, €2.35 / £1.99 untul 26th January, normally €4.70 / £3.99)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.24 / £1.14 until 16th February, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.24 / £1.14 until 16th February, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 16th February, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

VRog (ByteRockers' Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 16th February, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Breakout Defense (nuGAME, €5.00 / £5.00 until 16th February, normally €7.00 / £7.00)

3DS Retail Download

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix, €39.99 / £34.99) - The second major remaster in this series to make it to the West in a matter of months, this is another to add to the impressive line-up of RPGs on the portable. An excellent game is beautifully produced here, with enjoyable extra content and features adding to the sizeable original adventure; we loved it in our Dragon Quest VIII review. Available from 20th January.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

COLOR CUBES (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - Seemingly another score-chaser, in this case you tap to change the colours of boxes with the challenge ramping up and demanding faster reflexes.

3DS eShop

Gourmet Dream (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.99 / £4.79) - We've had a few of these Dream titles on 3DS, often taking the form of mini-management sims; this time around you're trying to build up and develop a top-class restaurant. It's a genre that can certainly be fun, and will undoubtedly be to some gamer's tastes.

3DS Demo

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo, free)

New Nintendo 3DS eShop Temporary Discount

Hyperlight EX (CatfishBlues Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 2nd February, normally €5.49 / £4.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.59 until 9th February, normally €2.49 / £1.99)

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 2nd February, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 16th February, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

3DS HOME Themes

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

Hello Kitty is reading (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Chinese New Year's Eve (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Snoopy Happy Dance! (Librica, €1.99 / £1.79)

Snoopy and Friends (Librica, €1.99 / £1.79)

Jurassic Cubs on the Magic Path (Atlantyca, €1.49 / £1.39)

I Saurini in marcia (Atlantyca, €1.49)

Nichus in the Woods (Atlantyca, €0.99 / £0.89)

Nichus nel bosco (Atlantyca, €0.99)

Jurassic Cubs 3 Pack NEW (Atlantyca, €2.49 / £2.29)

I Saurini 3 pack NEW (Atlantyca, €2.49)

Geronimo Stilton Happy Holidays (Atlantyca, €1.99 / £1.79)


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

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