New generation, new routine. Nintendo of Europe now distributes details on the Nintendo Download Update as the stores update, so here we are - this week includes a couple of interesting Switch releases, a retail arrival and more on 3DS, and also some multiplayer fun on Wii U. Let's get to it!

Nintendo Switch eShop

Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates, €9.99 / £8.99) - The reimagining of a classic IP from pixel masters Inti Creates has been on a number of wishlists, with this Switch entry including support for local co-op and HD Rumble. You explore and battle from two core perspectives, and we had a lot of fun with this one in our Blaster Master Zero review.

Nintendo Switch eShop - Neo Geo

ACA NEO GEO NAM-1975 (Hamster, €6.99 / £6.29) - This game offers up an old-school gallery shooting experience; the ACA edition includes 'various game settings' including multiple difficulties, multiple 'arcade' display settings and online leaderboards for comparing scores with others.

3DS Retail Download

Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - The latest release in which Mario and his pals get a bit sporty. This time around five sports are presented in fairly substantial but also stripped back forms; amiibo cards are a part of the experience and local / online multiplayer are included. Though it's a perfectly functional game, we weren't particularly impressed by it in our review.

3DS Demos

YO-KAI WATCH 2 Special Demo BONUS CODE (Nintendo, free) - In the YO-KAI WATCH® 2 Special Demo you can explore the town of Harrisville, a charming village where you meet Hovernyan for the first time! Discover the town, battle Yo-kai and keep an eye out for secrets. Bonus for downloading by 06/04/2017: Download code for the theme YO-KAI WATCH®: Hovernyan for Nintendo 3DS. The download code is valid until 30/04/2017.

BOXBOY! Series Demo Version (Nintendo, free) - This includes some trial levels from all three BOXBOY! games, including the upcoming Bye-Bye BOXBOY!.

3DS eShop

Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates, €9.99 / £8.99) - Pleasing news for 3DS owners as this one takes its bow at the same time as on Switch; based on the developers' strong work with the Azure Striker Gunvolt games, hopefully this will be a top-notch version on Nintendo's dedicated portable.

Mini Sports Collection (Rainy Frog, €4.99 / £4.49) - An interesting one, as these low-priced collections often are, this features 12 sports; they vary from Table Tennis to Pro Wrestling and Rugby, so we're not really sure what to expect. This could be a lot of fun or, well, not a lot of fun...

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

PINK DOT BLUE DOT (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - A score-chasing screen tapper in which you try to keep colours in sync.

3DS eShop DLC

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - GV1 Song Set #1 (Inti Creates, €0.99 / £0.89)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - GV1 Song Set #2 (Inti Creates, €0.99 / £0.89)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - GV1 Song Set #3 (Inti Creates, €0.99 / £0.89)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - GV1 Song Set #4 (Inti Creates, €0.99 / £0.89)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - Missions – Merak & Carrera (Inti Creates, €1.89 / £1.69)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - Missions – Jota & Elise (Inti Creates, €1.89 / £1.69)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - Missions – Viper & Stratos (Inti Creates, €1.89 / £1.69)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - Missions – Ultimate Challenge (Inti Creates, €1.89 / £1.69)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - Extra Mode – Speedrun Mode (Inti Creates, €1.89 / £1.69)

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 - New Song – Stratosphere (Inti Creates, €0.99 / £0.89)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €4.89 / £3.49 until 23rd March, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 16th March, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €5.59 / £4.19 until 23rd March, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.59 until 23rd March, normally €2.49 / £1.99)

Splat The Difference (Lightwood Games, €3.00 / £2.70 until 23rd March, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 24th March, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

KAMI (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 24th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 24th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Quell Memento (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 24th March, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 24th March, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Samurai Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 24th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (Big John Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 30th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Goosebumps: The Game (Game Mill, €9.99 / £7.50, previously €19.99 / £14.99)

Wii U eShop

Candy Hoarder (Nitrolic Games, €1.49 / £1.39) - This seems like a very simplistic touchscreen game in which you swipe orbs in multiple directions to match up colours.

Wii U Virtual Console

Bomberman 64 (Konami, €9.99 / £8.99) - With the series having just recently made its latest comeback on Nintendo hardware, this should provide a welcome opportunity to test out its gameplay hook from the 64-bit days.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Ascent of Kings (Nostatic Software, €1.49 / £1.11 until 16th March, normally €1.99 / £1.49)

REPTILIAN REBELLION (Herrero, €1.33 / £1.19 until 6th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Job the Leprechaun (Herrero, €2.00 / £1.80 until 6th April, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Bridge Constructor Playground (Joindots, €8.99 / £7.64 until 16th March, normally €9.99 / £8.49)

Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 23rd March, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Sweetest Thing (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.74 until 23rd March, normally €6.99 / £5.49)

Wii U eShop Permanent Discount

Collateral Thinking (Astrosaurus Games, €1.99 / £1.69, previously €2.99 / £2.69)


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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