The Download Update is here for another week in Europe; the formal press release was slow to roll out (again), so we teamed up with the ever-generous Daan Koopman and NL user KJ85. There are some highly promising releases on the Switch, while the 3DS and Wii U aren't left behind either. On top of that there are a whole lot of Fire Emblem discounts for My Nintendo / Nintendo Account members. Let's get to it.

Nintendo Switch eShop

Graceful Explosion Machine (Vertex Pop, €12.99 / £9.99) - A title unique to Switch so far, it offers brightly coloured, tightly controlled and compulsive shmup action. On the surface it's a simple shooter, yet its weapon types and focus on playing with 'style' add replayability and depth; we got drawn in by this one in our Graceful Explosion Machine review.

Has-Been Heroes (Frozenbyte, €24.99 / £19.99) - A bit of a departure from the Trine days, this is a side-on roguelike strategy title with the premise that heroes past their prime have one final quest to fulfil. We thought this was a tad flawed in our Has-Been Heroes review.

Alpha Mission II (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Known as ASO II: The Last Guardian in Japan, this 1991 vertically-scrolling shooter was one of the earliest titles for SNK's Neo Geo console, and served as a sequel to the 1985 arcade original. As this is an ACA release there'll be the usual customisation and online leaderboards included.

Nintendo Switch Retail Download

LEGO City: Undercover (WB Games, €59.99 / £49.99) - Originally a Wii U exclusive, this quirky open-world title now arrives on Switch and other current-gen consoles. Essentially the same game, minus the second-screen GamePad features, we'll have a review with you soon. Out now in mainland EU, out on 7th April in the UK.

Nintendo Switch Demo

Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft, free)

Wii U eShop

Y.A.S.G (LSA Games, €1.99 / £1.79) - Considering its price point this arcade-style release in which you defend your home planet from asteroids and various foes may draw some looks. Visually it's rather modest, but as always with budget score-chasers the hope is for a simple gameplay hook that's well executed.

Wii U Virtual Console

World Sports Competition (Konami, € 5.99 / £5.39) - Well, here's a thing, a TurboGrafx-16 release on the Wii U Virtual Console, in this case an athletics game with six categories of events. We thought it was pretty average in this decade-old review; time flies.

Wii U Demo

Pic-a-pix Colour (Lightwood Games, free)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software, €4.39 / £3.59 until 13th April, normally €5.49 / £4.49)

Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 4th May, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Dracula's Legacy (Joindots, €5.59 / £4.19 until 20th April, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Jones on Fire (Joindots, €2.99 / £2.29 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £4.59)

Queen's Garden (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.74 until 20th April, normally €6.99 / £5.49)

BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX, €0.50 / £0.43 until 4th May, normally €1.49 / £1.29)

BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (RCMADIAX, €1.01 / £0.91 until 4th May, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX, €1.01 / £0.91 until 4th May, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Wii U 'Just for You' Offers

Fire Emblem (Nintendo, €4.89 / £4.40 until 20th April, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Nintendo, €4.89 / £4.40 until 20th April, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29 until 20th April, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

3DS eShop

Dragon Sinker (KEMCO, €9.99 / £8.99) - This is a publisher that's brought a lot of RPGs to the 3DS eShop, with this one falling into the '8-bit' style. You search for legendary weapons, 'collect' jobs and try to "free the world from the rule of Wyrmvarg". Sounds like a good weekend's work.

3DS Retail Download

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls (Level-5, €39.99 / £34.99 for each version) - There's been a big push with merchandise and more to give this series a breakthrough in the West, and now the second entry in the series finally arrives in Europe. This one includes some time travelling and comes in two versions; we gave it a modest recommendation in our Yo-kai Watch 2 review. Available from 7th April.

3DS Demo

Pic-a-pix Colour (Lightwood Games, free)

Fairune 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Escape from Zombie City (Tom Create, €1.49 / £1.34 until 27th April, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Ninja Battle Heroes (Tom Create, €0.99 / £0.89 until 27th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Runny Egg (Tom Create, €0.99 / £0.89 until 27th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Smash Cat Heroes (Tom Create, €1.24 / £0.99 until 27th April, normally €2.49 / £1.99)

Johnny's Payday Panic (Office Create, €1.99 / £1.49 until 20th April, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.59 until 20th April, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Gardenscapes (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 20th April, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Safari Quest (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 20th April, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €3.99 / £2.99 until 20th April, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Collide-a-Ball (STARSIGN, €1.49 / £1.49 until 27th April, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

Ping Pong Trick Shot (STARSIGN, €1.49 / £1.49 until 27th April, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

3DS 'Just for You' Offers

Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo, €31.49 / £27.99 until 20th April, normally €44.99 / £39.99)

Fire Emblem Fates [includes one campaign] (Nintendo, €31.49 / £27.99 until 20th April, normally €44.99 / £39.99)

3DS DLC Temporary Discounts

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 20th April, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 20th April, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 20th April, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 1 (Nintendo, €12.59 / £11.30 until 20th April, normally €17.99 / £16.19)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 2 (Nintendo, €5.59 / £5.03 until 20th April, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 2 - Boo Camp (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 3 - Beach Brawl (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 4 - Ghostly Gold (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 5 - Museum Melee (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 6 - Royal Royale (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 7 - Hidden Truths 1 + 2 (Nintendo, €3.14 / £2.86 until 20th April, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 8 - Vanguard Dawn (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 9 - Anna on the Run (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 10 - Ballistician Blitz (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: Map 12 - Witch's Trial (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: I: In Endless Dreams (Nintendo, €0.34 / £0.34 until 20th April, normally €0.49 / £0.49)

Fire Emblem Fates: II: Realms Collide (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: III: The Changing Tide (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: IV: Light's Sacrifice (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: V: Endless Dawn (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: End: Lost in the Waves (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Champions Pack (Nintendo, €3.49 / £3.14 until 20th April, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Champions of Yore 1 (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Champions of Yore 2 (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Champions of Yore 3 (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Golden Pack (Nintendo, €4.19 / £3.77 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: The Golden Gaffe (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: EXPonential Growth (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Infinite Regalia (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Scramble Pack (Nintendo, €4.19 / £3.77 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Harvest Scramble (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Summer Scramble (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Hot-Spring Scramble (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Future Past Pack (Nintendo, €4.19 / £3.77 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: The Future Past 1 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: The Future Past 2 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: The Future Past 3 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Rogues Pack (Nintendo, €4.19 / £3.77 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Rogues & Redeemers 1(Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Rogues & Redeemers 2(Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Rogues & Redeemers 3(Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Lost Bloodlines Pack (Nintendo, €4.19 / £3.77 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Lost Bloodlines 1 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Lost Bloodlines 2 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Lost Bloodlines 3 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Smash Pack (Nintendo, €4.19 / £3.77 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Smash Brethren 1 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Smash Brethren 2 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Smash Brethren 3 (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Challenge Pack (Nintendo, €4.19 / £3.77 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Death's Embrace (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Five-Anna Firefight (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Roster Rescue (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 20th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Apotheosis (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

3DS HOME Themes

Yo-kai Watch: Hovernyan (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Yo-kai Watch Kyubi & Venoct (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

3DS HOME Theme Temporary Discounts

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: Two Kingdoms (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: The Men (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Fates: The Women (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 20th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)


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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