The Nintendo Download Update is now live in Europe, and there's a lot going on. On the Switch we have seven downloads going live today and tomorrow, along with some DLC. The 3DS has three retail releases to consider along with download-only options, while the Wii U doesn't completely miss out. In addition there are loads of discounts going on in the 'Summer Sales' and standard price reductions, with some limited to My Nintendo members.

The UK details took a little longer than normal to arrive, but our thanks to the ever-generous Daan Koopman for passing us the Euro equivalent press release that got us started.

Nintendo Switch eShop

Namco Museum (Bandai Namco, €29.99 / £29.99) - A much anticipated release, this features 11 games and even the surprising inclusion of Pac-Man VS., which requires two Switch systems to play. Features in this iteration include online leaderboards and the ability in some games to hold the Switch vertically for an 'arcade cabinet' feel. We'll get cracking on a review soon. Available from 28th July.

Namco Museum (Pac-Man VS. Free Multiplayer-only Ver.) (Bandai Namco, free) - This is a nice surprise, a free download that lets you get into multiplayer sessions of Pac-Man VS. Available from 28th July.

Overcooked: Special Edition (Team17, €19.99 / £17.99) - A title that's been rather popular on PC and other platforms, the Switch gets to join in with various DLC add-ons included and HD Rumble as a feature. It's all about chaotic solo, co-op or versus cooking at high speed, dashing around various kitchen settings to prepare wacky dishes in tough circumstances. We'll fire up the oven to bring you a review soon.

Ultra Hyperball (Springloaded, €9.99 / £8.99) - With retro-style visuals, this pitches itself as a 'party game experience' in multiplayer while also offering a single-player story mode. It looks like rather chaotic fun, and on Switch this game also supports touch screen and motion controls; we'll check it out in a review. Available from 28th July.

Super Sidekicks (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - The ACA Neo Geo series continues and we go back into sports this time around. This 1992 classic started a series of soccer titles on the format and is famous for its quick and compelling gameplay, punctuated with high-quality 2D artwork which pops up at key moments during each match.

Qbics Paint (Abylight, €4.99 / £4.49) - As the weeks pass more genres are being ticked off for the Switch eShop, and here is an early example of a creative app. You 'sculpt digitally' with 3D blocks, with various modes and options to help you along (such as going freestyle or constructing set figurines), with easy sharing to social media then possible through the system's standard capture button.

Physical Contact: SPEED (Collavier €4.99 / £4.49) - This looks to be a rather simplistic card game that can be played solo or with another player; it had a notoriously bad trailer that's no longer on the eShop. We'll see what cards we're dealt and check it out.

Nintendo Switch eShop DLC

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition - Fallout Mash-up (Mojang, €5.99)

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition - Biome Settlers Skin Pack 2 (Mojang, €1.99)

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition - Skyrim Mash-up (Mojang, €5.99)

MIGHTY GUNVOLT BURST: DLC Character: Ekoro (Inti Create, free until 10th August, then €1.99)

3DS Retail Downloads

Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - This 2D spin-off for the much-loved series introduces the cute little critters to a new audience, while using both screens in a portrait setting. It's an easygoing and pleasant time, which was just lacking a little spark and creativity in our view; we gave it a modest recommendation in our Hey! Pikmin reviewAvailable from 28th July.

Miitopia (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - Another title to accompany the launch of the New Nintendo 2DS XL, this is an RPG-lite entry in the series of games that put Mii characters to work. It's designed to be accessible for gamers of all levels, but we certainly became enamoured with its charm and wit in our Miitopia reviewAvailable from 28th July.

Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused? (Nintendo, €29.99 / £24.99) - After an 'age' of waiting (oh dear, Ed.), this finally makes it to Europe. This set of exercises and routines is designed to improve your short term memory and focus, an area where we all likely fall short thanks to the rigours of the modern online life. We found it pretty useful in our review of the North American release. Available from 28th July.

3DS eShop

Kid Tripp (Four Horses, €3.99 / £3.59) - A retro-styled 'high octane' platform autorunner that features 20 levels across 4 themed worlds. This 3DS version aims to deliver silky smooth 60fps gameplay with stereoscopic 3D; it looks like fun and we'll give it a go for a review.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

SWIPE (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - In this score chaser you try to avoid black dots while collecting crystals.

3DS eShop DLC

MIGHTY GUNVOLT BURST: DLC Character: Ekoro (Inti Create, free until 10th August, then €1.99)

Swapdoodle - Super Mario Princesses and Pals (Nintendo, €2.99)

Swapdoodle - Dollo's Aquarium Animal Doodles (Nintendo, €2.99)

Swapdoodle - Shades of Green Set (Nintendo, €1.99)

Swapdoodle - Shades of Orange Set (Nintendo, €1.99)

Swapdoodle - Shades of Yellow Set (Nintendo, €1.99)

Swapdoodle - Sweets and Symmetry Stationery (Nintendo, free)

3DS 'Summer Sales' Discounts - My Nintendo Members

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, €27.99 until 10th August, normally €39.99)

Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo, €27.99 until 10th August, normally €39.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (Nintendo, €31.49 until 10th August, normally €44.99)

Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward (Nintendo, €27.99 until 10th August, normally €39.99)

Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo, €24.49 until 10th August, normally €34.99)

Ultimate NES Remix (Nintendo, €27.99 until 10th August, normally €39.99)

Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom, €31.49 until 10th August, normally €44.99)

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (Square Enix, €27.99 until 10th August, normally €39.99)

Picross 3D: Round Two (Nintendo, €24.49 until 10th August, normally €34.99)

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (Nintendo, €6.99 until 10th August, normally €9.99)

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (Nintendo, €6.99 until 10th August, normally €9.99)

Pullblox (Nintendo, €4.19 until 10th August, normally €5.99)

Nintendo Pocket Football Club (Nintendo, €10.49 until 10th August, normally €14.99)

Dillon's Rolling Western (Nintendo, €6.99 until 10th August, normally €9.99)

3DS 'Summer Sales' Discounts

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Slot Racer (Nintendo, €2.09 until 10th August, normally €2.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Trader (Nintendo, €2.09 until 10th August, normally €2.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Chef (Nintendo, €2.09 until 10th August, normally €2.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Ninja (Nintendo, €2.09 until 10th August, normally €2.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Explorers (Nintendo, €2.09 until 10th August, normally €2.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Squad (Nintendo, €3.49 until 10th August, normally €4.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Garden (Nintendo, €3.49 until 10th August, normally €4.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Battle (Nintendo, €3.49 until 10th August, normally €4.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Mansion (Nintendo, €3.49 until 10th August, normally €4.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Fishing (Nintendo, €3.49 until 10th August, normally €4.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Premium (Nintendo, €3.49 until 10th August, normally €4.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: StreetPass Zombies (Nintendo, €3.49 until 10th August, normally €4.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: Pack 2 (Nintendo, €5.59 until 10th August, normally €7.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: Thank You Pack (Nintendo, €5.59 until 10th August, normally €7.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: Pack 3 (Excluding StreetPass Slot Racer) (Nintendo, €6.29 until 10th August, normally €8.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: Pack 3 (Excluding StreetPass Slot Trader) (Nintendo, €6.29 until 10th August, normally €8.99)

StreetPass Mii Plaza: Pack 1 (Nintendo, €10.49 until 10th August, normally €14.99)

New 3DS 'Summer Sales' Discounts - My Nintendo Members

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, €3.99 until 10th August, normally €7.99)

Super Mario Kart (Nintendo, €3.99 until 10th August, normally €7.99)

Super Mario World (Nintendo, €3.99 until 10th August, normally €7.99)

F-Zero (Nintendo, €3.99 until 10th August, normally €7.99)

EarthBound (Nintendo, €4.99 until 10th August, normally €9.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €8.99 until 10th August, normally €29.99)

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, €3.99 until 10th August, normally €9.99)

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom, €6.99 until 10th August, normally €19.99)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom, €9.99 until 10th August, normally €24.99)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom, €14.99 until 10th August, normally €29.99)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (Capcom, €14.99 until 10th August, normally €29.99)

Mega Man Legacy Collection (Capcom, €7.99 until 10th August, normally €14.99)

Ambition of the Slimes (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.00 until 17th August, normally €5.00)

Puzzle Labyrinth (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.00 until 17th August, normally €5.00)

Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 17th August, normally €4.99)

Epic Word Search Holiday Special (Lightwood Games, €3.99 until 24th August, normally €7.99)

Word Search 10K (Lightwood Games, €5.99 until 10th August, normally €7.99)

10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.34 until 10th August, normally €2.69)

League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99 until 10th August, normally €3.99)

Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €2.00 until 10th August, normally €4.00)

Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 until 10th August, normally €2.99)

PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99 until 10th August, normally €3.99)

Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 until 10th August, normally €6.99)

SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 until 10th August, normally €2.99)

SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

3DS HOME Theme

Hey! Pikmin: Adventure Together (Nintendo, €1.99)

3DS 'Summer Sales' HOME Theme Discounts

Super Mario Bros. / Famicom Cartridge (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

NES Jumping Mario (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

NES Fire Mario (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Mario Characters (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Animal Crossing: Summer Fun (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Animal Crossing: Gardening Weather(Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - My Town (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Dire Moon (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Gold Edition (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

NES Sword-swinging Link (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

NES Samus Aran (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

New Style Boutique 2 - Caprice Chalet (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

New Style Boutique 2 - Dressed Up (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Tomodachi Life: Speech Bubble (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Pullblox: Mallo & Friends (Nintendo, €0.99 until 10th August, normally €1.99)

Wii U eShop

GALAXY BLASTER (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - Previously released on New 3DS, in this one you blast away at oncoming alien hordes from the bottom of the screen, trying to avoid too many misses or allowing any aliens to reach your base.

Wii U DLC

Minecraft: Wii U Edition - Biome Settlers Skin Pack 2 (Mojang, €1.99)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €7.99 until 10th August, normally €49.99)

DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom, €5.99 until 10th August, normally €14.99)

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom, €3.99 until 10th August, normally €14.99)

Word Party (Lightwood Games, €7.99 until 24th August, normally €15.99)

Midnight 2 (Petite Games, €1.59 until 17th August, normally €1.99)

Drop It: Block Paradise! (ZeNfA Productions, €4.99 until 10th August, normally €9.99)


Plenty 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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