It's the first Nintendo Download Update of the year, but as this is a public Holiday the European details have been slow in coming. At the time of publication no UK press release has come through, but the ever-generous Daan Koopman has passed us the Dutch PR. This week includes a few Nindie titles, retail DLC and some rather tempting discounts; let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Spheroids (Eclipse Games, £6.99 / €7.99) - This game mixes the bubble-popping mechanics of Pang / Buster Bros. with the 2D plain-swapping gameplay of Mutant Mudds, and it certainly looks rather promising. 32 levels are promised across 8 locations, and we'll see how it shapes up in a review.

CUP CRITTERS (RCMADIAX, £1.39 / €1.49) - Previously released on the New 3DS eShop, this is all about managing gravity and manipulating balls into cups, with setting a high score being the main aim.

Wii U eShop Permanent Discounts

SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form, €14.99, previously €19.99)

Fit Music for Wii U (O2 Games, €19.90, previously €29.90)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €19.90, previously €29.90)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Jones on Fire (Joindots, €2.99 until 26th January, normally €5.99)

Reptilian Rebellion (Herrero, €1.49 until 26th January, normally €1.99

Alice in Wonderland (Brave Rock Games, €4.06 until 12th February, normally €4.52)

Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, €7.99 until 2nd February, normally €9.99)

Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia, €3.99 until 2nd February, normally €4.99)

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.39 until 2nd February, normally €2.99)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.99 until 2nd February, normally €4.99)

My Style Studio: Notebook (Cypronia, €2.39 until 2nd February, normally €2.99)

Rubik's Cube (Cypronia, €3.99 until 2nd February, normally €4.99)

SDK Paint (HullBreach Studios, €3.75 until 19th January, normally €5.00)

SDK Spriter (HullBreach Studios, €9.37 until 19th January, normally €12.50)

BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX, €0.74 until 2nd February, normally €1.49)

TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX, €1.49 until 2nd February, normally €2.99)

3DS eShop

Quiet, Please! (Nostatic Software, £2.99 / €3.49) - A cut back version of The Quiet Collection for the portable, this includes Quiet, Please!, Quiet Christmas and Vacation Vexation. You can get a sense of what we think of these quirky experiences in our The Quiet Collection review.

3DS Retail DLC

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Lore 3: Tokyo and Mikado History (Deep Silver, free)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Level Cap Unlock (Deep Silver, free)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - A Godslayer Needs Items (Deep Silver, €3.49)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Depths of Twisted Tokyo (Deep Silver, €1.49)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Messiahs in the Diamond Realm (Deep Silver, £3.99)

3DS eShop Permanent Discounts

SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form, €14.99, previously €19.99)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €14.90, previously €24.90)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind (Delirium Studios, €4.99 until 12th January, normally €12.99)

Tiny Games - Knights & Dragons (Reactor, €1.79 until 19th January, normally €2.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €3.99 until 26th January, normally €7.99)

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.39 until 2nd February, normally €2.99)

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €2.39 until 2nd February, normally €2.99)

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (Cypronia, €3.99 until 2nd February, normally €4.99)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.99 until 2nd February, normally €4.99)

Rubik's Cube (Cypronia, €3.99 until 2nd February, normally €4.99)

3DS HOME Theme

Monster Hunter Generations: The Fated Four (Capcom, €1.99)


That's the line-up for 2017's first Nintendo Download Update in Europe. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

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