Another week dawns and just so happens to include the launch of the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, however, focus on the Wii U and 3DS treats to come, which happen to include the highest profile launch title for the new system. Beyond that obvious contender there are a few other interesting arrivals, along with a whole load of discounts on Wii U and 3DS - let's get to it.

Wii U Retail Download

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, €69.99 / £59.99) - The boldest entry in the series to date, this takes the core ethos of the IP and blends it into a systems-based open-world adventure. It's quite unlike any of Link's adventures before now, and we've been very impressed by Nintendo's achievement with this one. You can read our preview of the Switch version here, while our review will go live right on the pre-release embargo; we do intend to also obtain a copy of this Wii U iteration to provide some comparisons and details as soon as possible. Available from 3rd March.

Wii U eShop

Ghost Blade HD (2Dream, €8.99 / £8.09) - The latest modern spin on the iconic shoot 'em up genre, with this one promising bullet hell to bring back fond memories of the '90s while also supporting multiplayer.

Wii U DLC

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Expansion Pass (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99)

Minecraft: Wii U Edition (AOC) - Fallout Battle Map Pack (Mojang, €2.99 / £2.39)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Wicked Monsters Blast! HD PLUS (Corecell, €1.99 / £1.79 until 9th March, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 16th March, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Delirium Studios, €3.99 / £3.59 until 16th March or €1.99 / £1.79 if you own The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 23rd March, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games, €2.49 / £2.24 until 30th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Baila Latino (O2 Games, €12.93 / £10.33 until 30th March, normally €19.90 / £15.90)

Fit Music for Wii U (O2 Games, €12.93 / £10.33 until 30th March, normally €19.90 / £15.90)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €12.93 / £10.33 until 30th March, normally €19.90 / £15.90)

COLOR BOMBS (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

JACKPOT 777 (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

PANDA LOVE (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

PENTAPUZZLE (RCMADIAX, €3.00 / £2.74 until 30th March, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

PIXEL SLIME U (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 30th March, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

SHOOT THE BALL (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

SHOOTY SPACE (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 30th March, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

SPLASHY DUCK (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX, €3.00 / £2.74 until 30th March, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

TAP TAP ARCADE (RCMADIAX, €1.33 / £1.19 until 30th March, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

TAP TAP ARCADE 2 (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 30th March, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

TITANS TOWER (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

TOUCH SELECTIONS (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 30th March, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

3DS eShop

Brave Dungeon (INSIDE SYSTEM, €4.99 / £4.49) - The 3DS is jam-packed with retro-styled RPG experiences, and this looks like another to be making its way out of Japan. The story sounds a little typical - explore labyrinths to find 'powerful Magic Items' - but that won't necessarily detract from the game, which looks relatively well produced in publicity footage.

Parascientific Escape: Gear Detective (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.00 / £4.79) - A follow-up to a bit of a surprise gem from 2016, this seems likely to also incorporate a blend of escape room-style gameplay with a sense of adventure. Your character, Detective Kyosuke Ayana, has the ability to look back in time, but we'll focus on the present and work on a review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (SEGA, €19.99 / £14.99 until 9th March, normally €39.99 / £29.99)

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure (SEGA, €22.49 / £19.99 until 9th March, normally €44.99 / £39.99)

SEGA 3D Classics Collection (SEGA, €20.09 / £16.74 until 9th March, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Super Monkey Ball 3D (SEGA, €9.99 / £7.49 until 9th March, normally €19.99 / £14.99)

3D After Burner II (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Altered Beast (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Ecco the Dolphin (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.04 until 9th March, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

3D Fantasy Zone (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Fantasy Zone 2 (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Galaxy Force 2 (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Gunstar Heroes (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Out Run (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Space Harrier (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Streets of Rage (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Streets of Rage 2 (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Super Hang-On (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Thunder Blade (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 9th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

AeternoBlade (Corecell, €3.74 / £3.37 until 9th March, normally €14.99 / £13.50)

The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind (Delirium Studios, €6.49 / £5.84 until 16th March or €3.24 / £2.92 if you own The Rivers of Alice, normally €12.99 / £11.69)

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 16th March, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 30th March, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 23rd March, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Kutar Concert Staff (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 16th March, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Jump Rope (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 16th March, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Magic Ball (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 16th March, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Quiz (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 16th March, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Tube Rider (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 16th March, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

10-in-1 Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th March, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.94 until 16th March, normally €1.99 / £1.89)

Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.34 / £0.99 until 16th March, normally €2.69 / £1.99)

League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 16th March, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €2.00 / £1.60 until 16th March, normally €4.00 / £3.20)

Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.39 until 16th March, normally €2.99 / £2.79)

PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 16th March, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 / £3.14 until 16th March, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.34 until 16th March, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th March, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €9.68 / £8.06 until 30th March, normally €14.99 / £12.49)

New Nintendo 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Hyperlight EX (CatfishBlues Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th March, normally €4.99 / £4.59)

BOX UP (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

BRICK RACE (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

CUP CRITTERS (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

GALAXY BLASTER (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

SHOOT THE BALL (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 30th March, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (GameMill, €19.99 / £14.99, previously €29.99 / £19.99)

3DS HOME Themes

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

Hello Kitty and diamonds (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)


That's the line-up 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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