The full details were a little later than normal in arriving, but we now have the full picture of this week's Nintendo Download Update in Europe. A high-profile 3DS retail title leads the way, while the Switch has some intriguing releases and a major demo. The Wii U and 3DS also have a few fresh offerings along with plenty of discounts, so let's get to the details.

Nintendo Switch eShop

Thumper (Drool LLC, €19.99 / £15.99) - Previously released on PSN and held up as a strong demonstration of VR gaming, this one now arrives on Switch for hybrid gaming on the TV or on the go. Psychedelic visuals, a pumping soundtrack and a sharp level of difficulty make this an enticing offering; we loved this in our Thumper review.

Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Released in 1995 by Sunsoft, the game sees you take on the mantel of one of eight warriors thrown into a world which we are told "was destroyed by the destructors of the universe". So yeah, it's basically a fighting game set in outer space! Not necessarily considered one of the better games of its era, this ACA game will nonetheless have the usual add-ons and customisation options.

Nintendo Switch Retail Demo

Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS America, free) - This long awaited release of the enormous and quirky strategy RPG includes all of the DLC from the original release. It's willingly written and designed for older players, is utterly bonkers yet at the same time offers impressive depth in gameplay. We're working on a review and will share that before the game is released, and until then there's this free demo to try out. Full game arrives on 26th May.

3DS Retail Download

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99) - The third and final major release for this IP on the 3DS (assuming you count the separate Fates parts as one game), this offers something a little different from the others. A remaster / reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden, it incorporates third-person dungeon crawling and some first-person sections, in addition to the usual top-down strategic RPG action. We go into the detail and nitty gritty of this game in our Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia reviewAvailable from 19th May, free Celica's Army - Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia HOME Theme on eShop purchase up to 16th June.

3DS Retail DLC

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99, twenty-two pieces of content) - The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs as they release. By purchasing the Season Pass, fans who want to receive all DLC will save more than 30 percent compared to purchasing all 22 pieces of content individually.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Fledgling Warriors Pack (Nintendo, €7.99 / £7.19)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Undaunted Heroes Pack (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Lost Altars Pack (Nintendo, €14.99 / £13.49)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Rise of the Deliverance Pack (Nintendo, €12.99 / £11.69)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Cipher Companions Pack (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: The Astral Temple (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Wretches and Riches (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Band of Bandages (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Mila's Bounty (Nintendo, free)

See the full line-up of DLC for this game right here.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Terraria (505 Games, €9.99 / £8.49 until 1st June, normally €19.99 / £16.99)

Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 8th June, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 8th June, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 8th June, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 8th June, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.44 until 8th June, normally €6.99 / £6.89)

World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.49 / £2.44 until 8th June, normally €4.99 / £4.89)

Me & My Pets 3D (Treva Entertainment, €9.99 / £8.29 until 8th June, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

My Foal 3D (Treva Entertainment, €9.99 / £8.29 until 8th June, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

New Nintendo 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Breakout Defense (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 15th June, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

3DS HOME Themes

Fire Emblem Echoes: Alm’s Army (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Celica's Army (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Wii U eShop

PINBALL (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - This seems like a rather basic iteration on the classic game concept, albeit with a twist as you try to hit hotspots to collect points while avoiding a 'danger zone'.

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Star Soldier (Konami, €5.99 / £5.39) - A vertical scrolling shooter from the TurboGrafx-16 era; this one is rather good but can be cruel, offering no mid-stage checkpoints should you die. We nevertheless quite enjoyed this way back in 2007 in our Wii Virtual Console review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Terraria (505 Games, €9.99 / £8.49 until 1st June, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

forma.8 (MixedBag, €7.49 / £6.74 until 25th May, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Soul Axiom (Wales Interactive, €7.49 / £5.99 until 15th June, normally €14.99 / £11.99)

Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive, €1.99 / £1.99 until 15th June, normally €4.99 / £4.99)

Hot Rod Racer (ZeNfA Productions, €0.59 / £0.53 until 15th June, normally €0.99 / £0.89)

ZacisA: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, €0.89 / £0.71 until 15th June, normally €1.49 / £1.19)


Some decent options to mull over - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

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