It's that time, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings us more content for one of the year's best games, while the Switch eShop has two very different but tempting download titles. The 3DS has a couple of gems too, while the Wii U isn't forgotten either. Let's get to the details, shall we?

Switch and Wii U DLC

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass (Nintendo, $19.99USD) - This week sees the launch of DLC Pack 1: The Master Trials, which is only available through buying the Expansion Pass. It includes a the 45-room Trial of the Sword, the 'Hero's Path' map functionality, four new pieces of armour, the Korok Mask, and finally the more difficult 'Master Mode' for a challenging playthrough. DLC Pack 1 is available from 30th June.

Nintendo Switch eShop

GoNNER (Raw Fury, $9.99USD) - Previously released to plenty of acclaim on PC and Mac, this is a roguelike platformer consisting of ever-changing, procedurally-generated levels. It has plenty of outfits and weapons to experiment with and is pretty darn difficult, challenging players to step up their game. We gave it a recommendation in our GoNNER review.

Magical Drop II (HAMSTER, $7.99USD) - A Neo Geo-era falling object puzzler, as you'd expect your job is to match up coloured orbs and to string together combos. We'll take a fresh look, but when we reviewed it on the Wii Virtual Console we enjoyed the addictive gameplay, bright design and catchy music. As an ACA release this will also have the various filters and online leaderboard features we've come to expect.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

6180 the moon (Turtle Cream, $3.99USD) - Previously on Wii U, this platformer sees players take control of the moon on a journey to find the sun. It uses two screens for the playing field, requiring players to look between the two as the moon bounces high and low. We loved this in our 6180 the moon Wii U review.

3DS eShop

Mighty Gunvolt Burst (Inti Creates, $9.99USD) - This adopts retro-style visuals and the action platforming puts an emphasis on getting close to enemies before attacking. This was also released on Nintendo Switch not so long ago, so you can check out our review of that version while we play through on 3DS.

3DS HOME Themes

Pokémon: Look Upon the Stars

Pokémon: Pokémon Pop 

Wii U eShop

Preston Sterling (MiracleBoxGames, $3.99USD) - Also known as Preston Sterling and the Legend of Excalibur, this is a puzzle adventure game previously released on PC and smart devices. It looks relatively promising in video footage.

Wii U Virtual Console

Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure (D4 Enterprise, $5.99USD) - The Virtual Console lives on with what was the final entry in the original Bonk trilogy. A colourful and fun platformer, in our Wii Virtual Console review we have plenty of praise for this one.

Devil's Crush (D4 Enterprise, $5.99USD) - Another TurboGrafx-16 title, this time a spookily-themed pinball game that achieves its goals rather well; we had fun with it on the Wii Virtual Console.


As always Nintendo of America wants you to browse the eShop and check out the official sales and deals website for discount details.

There are some intriguing choices 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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