With the start of another week we have a look at the downloadable treats heading to Europe in a few days, and this time around there are some interesting new downloads to consider. We have a few Nindie releases, DLC from Nintendo and a slice of N64 gaming on Wii U, while the 3DS also has some notable anime to enjoy - let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

Plantera (Ratalaika Games, €4.99 / £4.49 or free if you own the 3DS eShop version) - A rather charming 2D title that has previously been released on PC, this one is all about buying and evolving plants and animals for a virtual garden; it looks like a relaxing way to pass some time. Available as cross-buy with the 3DS eShop version.

WordsUp! Academy (CoderChild, €2.99 / £2.69) - Previously released on 3DS and now making a pitch for the Wii U audience; this word-centric title has six different modes and multiple languages, with the added bonus of online leaderboards. We had some positives to share in our review of the 3DS version.

Maze Break (nuGAME, €7.00 / £6.00) - Another spin on Breakout, which has been surprisingly common from nuGAME on the Wii U eShop, in this case it mixes that block-breaking gameplay with the challenge of working through mazes - as you'd expect with a name like Maze Break.

Wii U Virtual Console

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (Square Enix, €9.99 / £8.99) – A fondly regarded strategy title that arrived on the Wii Virtual Console way back in 2010; this was a rare example of its genre on the N64. It has a rather unique look as a result and carries plenty of nostalgic appeal; we adored it in our Wii Virtual Console Ogre Battle 64 review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Shadow Puppeteer (Snow Cannon, €10.49 / £9.44 until 2nd March, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €6.39 / £4.79 until 16th February, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games, €4.95 / £4.45 until 9th March, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Frankenstein - Master of Death (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 23rd February, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Joe's Diner (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 23rd February, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 23rd February, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 2nd March, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Wii U eShop Permanent Discount

SDK Paint (Hullbreach Studios, €3.49 / £3.19, previously €5.00 / £4.50)

3DS eShop

Plantera (Ratalaika Games, €4.99 / £4.49 or free if you own the Wii U eShop version) - A portable version of the title also out on Wii U, and available in cross-buy.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

Hit Ninja (Petite Games, €1.99 / £1.79) - This shapes up to be a rather simple gallery shooting game, albeit you're firing shurikens at targets with a Japanese background.

3DS DLC

Swapdoodle - Dollo's Cat Doodles (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69)

Swapdoodle - Dollo's Dog Doodles (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69)

Swapdoodle - Nikki's Enchanting Fairy Tale Friends (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Snow Moto Racing 3D (ZordixAB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 16th February, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €6.39 / £4.79 until 16th February, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Pixel Paint (Rainy Frog, €2.99 / £2.99 until 2nd March, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Collide-a-Ball (STARSIGN, €0.99 / £0.99 until 23rd February, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

Ping Pong Trick Shot (STARSIGN, €0.99 / £0.99 until 23rd February, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 23rd February, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 23rd February, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Pazuru (Joindot, €4.79 / £3.19 until 23rd February, normally €5.99 / £3.99)

3DS Downloadable Video

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime (Inti Creates, €2.79 / £2.49)

Geronimo Stilton Vol. 1 (Atlantyca, €2.99 / £2.69)

Geronimo Stilton Vol. 2 (Atlantyca, €2.99 / £2.69)

Geronimo Stilton Vol. 3 (Atlantyca, €2.99 / £2.69)

Geronimo Stilton Vol. 4 (Atlantyca, €2.99 / £2.69)

Geronimo Stilton Vol. 5 (Atlantyca, €2.99 / £2.69)

3DS HOME Themes

Hello Kitty wears Carnival dress (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty Valentine's Day (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Mr. Men Little Miss in London (Mister Men, €0.99 / £0.89)

Little Miss Valentine's Day (Mister Men, €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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