The European Nintendo Download is now live, and this week brings quite a few varied options. We have three retail choices on the Switch, along with two download-only options; there are budget options on the New 3DS and Wii U too. Along with the usual discounts there are a number of titles to consider, so let's get to it.

Nintendo Switch Retail Download

Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) - The freshest hit for the Nintendo Switch, this follows on from the excellent and much-loved Wii U original. We feel it improves over its predecessor in various ways, including the solo campaign and its centrepiece of online multiplayer, and gave it a hearty recommendation in our Splatoon 2 reviewAvailable from 21st July.

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (XSEED, €54.99 / £49.99) - A title that's long been on some wishlists, this is a stylish hack and slash game and includes some bonuses on Switch; this includes over 30 previously-released paid DLC outfits for free, and an exclusive 'Unshackled Bride' outfit. We rather enjoyed our time with the E3 demoAvailable from 21st July.

Cave Story+ (Nicalis, €29.99 / £26.99) - A definitive edition of one of the great original download games, this includes HD visuals and plenty of content from various add-ons across other platforms. Free updates are also adding new visuals and a co-op mode in time, too - we enjoyed this version a lot in our Cave Story+ review.

Nintendo Switch eShop

Boost Beast (Arc System Works, €9.99 / £8.99) - A developer with a history of spin-offs for IPs like Yoshi and Pikmin, this is an Arzest game that originally made its mark on smart devices. It's a colourful match-3 game that naturally adds its own ideas and flair to proceedings; we'll see how it stacks up in a review.

Samurai Shodown (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Set in 18th century Japan, Samurai Shodown — and the many sequels that it spawned — was pivotal in the early development of the fighting genre with its weapon-centric gameplay. We'll take another look, but if you want to go old school you can check out our Wii Virtual Console review from way back in 2008.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

Infinite Golf (Petite Games, €1.99 / £1.79) - With a relatively stylish aesthetic this appears to be a simplistic game of flicking a golf ball towards the pin. An arcade mode limits your shots or you can relax in 'Endless Mode', with the main promotion being that "there is always one more level".

3DS DLC

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 9 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discount

Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 10th August, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Petit Novel series - Harvest December (CIRCLE Entertainment, €7.99 / £7.93 until 10th August, normally €11.99 / £11.89)

Tappingo (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 10th August, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Tappingo 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 10th August, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 3rd August, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (Big John Games, €3.49 / £2.99 until 17th August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 27th July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Chain Blaster (Joindots, €2.49 / £2.09 until 3rd August, normally €4.99 / £4.19)

Wii U eShop

BOX UP (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - In this title you try to guide a box up a screen (avoiding obstacles) in randomly generated levels.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 3rd August, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Hot Rod Racer (ZeNfA Productions, €0.49 / £0.44 until 17th August, normally €0.99 / £0.89)

ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, €0.74 / £0.59 until 17th August, normally €1.49 / £1.19)

Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 17th August, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

Steel Rivals (nuGAME, €4.89 / £4.19 until 17th August, normally €6.99 / £5.99)


There are plenty of 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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