Update: UK prices added!

Here's a little early treat for our EU readers, the Nintendo Download Update details. Due to the upcoming Ascension Day public holiday in a number of European countries the press release has been sent a day early in some territories, and the ever-generous Daan Koopman has given us a copy of the Dutch PR. We'll update with UK prices once the press release for the country lands on 25th May. Until then, let's get to the details for this week's EU DL update.

Nintendo Switch Retail Downloads

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom, £34.99 / €39.99) - This Capcom release pitches itself as the ultimate edition of the classic fighting game, with a couple of tweaked characters, the full original roster and the option to switch between a new and retro presentation. Unfortunately the new content, including the infamous Way of the Hado mode, doesn't offer much - you can see what we think in our work-in-progress Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers review; we're currently waiting for the online servers to go live. Available from 26th May.

Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS America, £49.99 / €59.99) - 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 enjoyed the craziness and complexity of this one in our Disgaea 5 Complete reviewAvailable from 26th May.

Nintendo Switch eShop

The King of Fighters '99 (HAMSTER, £6.29 / €6.99) - Notable for introducing the "Striker" system - where support characters can leap in to assist your team - the 1999 entry in the long-running fighting series also put new fighter K' in the spotlight. While it's perhaps not as fondly remembered as its forerunner, King of Fighters '98, this instalment is still an excellent brawler. As an 'ACA' release it'll also have the usual batch of extensive menus and customisation options.

3DS Retail Download

Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (Rising Star Games, £29.99 / €29.99) - The latest arrival in this series takes the charming action into a Patisserie, so this may be a good way to enjoy that career without the morbid obesity that comes from sampling all of your own creations. It's perhaps not quite as good as some of its predecessors, but we still had good things to say in our Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop review.

3DS Retail Pre-Purchase

Farming Simulator 18 (Focus Home Interactive, £22.49 / €26.99 until 6th June, normally £24.99 / €29.99)

3DS eShop

Drancia Saga (CIRCLE Entertainment, £4.99 / €5.00) - From the developers of games like Fairune and more recently Kamiko, this is a 'frantic action' combat game with serious retro vibes that brings to mind a host of classics from the 8- and 16-bit eras; if you own the relevant games there are also guest appearances from the likes of Gunman Clive. We'll let you know what we think in a review.

I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Narita (Sonic Powered Co., Ltd, £13.49 / €14.99) - Not exactly a snappy name for this title, it's a follow-up to a Hawaii equivalent. This time you manage the Tokyo-Narita Airport, worrying about safely guiding planes in the air and on the crowded runways; we weren't particularly impressed in our review.

Mononoke Forest (Gamedo, £3.59 / €3.99) - This appears to be a lighthearted sim game in which you raise and utilise 'mononoke' creatures to manage and enhance your village, while also fending off monsters.

3DS eShop DLC

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Mila's Bounty 2 (Nintendo, free)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: The Inner Sanctum (Nintendo, €3.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Wealth Before Health (Nintendo, €3.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Lords of the Grave (Nintendo, €3.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Destrier (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Titan (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Skylord (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Sorceress (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Faerie (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Ogre (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Marksman (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Savant (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the Queen (Nintendo, €1.99)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia AOC: Altar of the King (Nintendo, €1.99)

See the further details of the DLC and Fire Emblem Echoes season pass right here.

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, €1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, €1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 5(Lightwood Games, €1.99)

New Nintendo 3DS eShop Temporary Discount

Hit Ninja (Petite Games, €1.59 until 15th June, normally €1.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Retro City Rampage: DX (Vblank Entertainment, €4.49 until 22nd June, normally €8.99)

Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 until 15th June, normally €9.99)

Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (Zordix AB, €4.99 until 1st June, normally €9.99)

Carps & Dragons (Abylight, €2.49 until 8th June, normally €4.99)

Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games, €1.80 until 22nd June, normally €4.50)

RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games, €1.19 until 22nd June, normally €2.99)

Toys Vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €1.59 until 22nd June, normally €3.99)

Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €2.66 until 22nd June, normally €6.66)

Undead Bowling (Joindots, €3.49 until 8th June, normally €6.99)

Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €3.49 until 8th June, normally €6.99)

Pazuru (Joindots, €2.99 until 1st June, normally €5.99)

Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €3.49 until 8th June, normally €6.99)

Crollors Game Pack (NVriezen, €0.50 until 22nd June, normally €1.49)

Wii U eShop

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Nordic Games, £14.99 / €19.99) - A pleasing arrival for those that enjoyed Darksiders II in the early days of Wii U and want to experience the first game on the system. Here's hoping this delivers a strong version of a game that's been on a number of wishlists since its original announcement.

Wii U Virtual Console

Rayman Advance (Ubisoft, £6.29 / €6.99) - The Game Boy Advance returns to the Wii U with this Ubisoft title, in this case a portable iteration of the PlayStation original.

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (Ubisoft, £6.29 / €6.99) - This was a portable take on a home console game, but unlike that iteration this is a 2D platformer in a similar vein to the original game in the series.

Wii U eShop DLC

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, €1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 5 (Lightwood Games, €1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 5(Lightwood Games, €1.99)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Darksiders II (Nordic Games, €9.99 if Darksiders Warmastered Edition is owned / purchased on the same Wii U account, valid until 31st July, normally €49.99

Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €4.99 until 1st June, normally €7.99)

Sweetest Thing (Joindots, €1.00 until 1st June, normally €6.99)

Dragon Skills (Joindots, €1.00 until 1st June, normally €7.99)

Hurry Up! Bird Hunter (EnjoyUp Games, €2.79 until 22nd June, normally €7.99)

Toon Tanks (Petite Games, €1.59 until 15th June, normally €1.99)

Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €3.50 until 22nd June, normally €7.00)

STEEL RIVALS (nuGAME, €3.49 until 22nd June, normally €6.99)


Quite a few tempting options to consider in this week's update - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading this week?

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