The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's jam packed with options this time around. On Nintendo Switch we have six games including one published by Nintendo, while the 3DS has a notable first-party IP along with some other options. The Wii U doesn't miss out either, while there are plenty of discounts and some DLC option to also consider - let's get to it.

Nintendo Switch eShop

Flip Wars (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - Developed by Over Fence Co., the core concept is around multiplayer matches in which players compete by flipping over tiles to their colour, with various environmental factors and items that come into play; it includes local and online multiplayer. We'll flip out and then bring you a review.

IMPLOSION (Flyhigh Works, €12.00 / £10.79) - A mech-based sci-fi hack and slash game that boasts of high production values and has transitioned from smart devices, it looks rather decent in gameplay footage. We'll dispense justice and let you know what we think in a review.

I and Me (Ratalaika Games, €9.99 / £8.99) - This is a puzzle game in which you control two cats at the same time, a concept we've seen utilised a few times over the years. It has positive user reviews on Steam - where it launched in May 2016 - and promises plenty of content. We'll get cracking on a review.

Shephy (Arc System Works, €4.99 / £4.99) - This is based on a card game where you attempt to fill the earth with sheep, and it's quirky. Primarily for solo players and pitched as a relaxing good time, we'll try to make sense of it in a review.

Metal Slug 2 (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Those familiar with Metal Slug have a good idea of what to expect here, with chaotic and hugely entertaining run and gun action and stylish visuals from the Neo Geo era. Until we take a fresh look you can check out our Wii Virtual Console Metal Slug 2 review, and remember that as an ACA release it'll have the usual filters, save options and online leaderboards as expected with the series.

Vaccine (Rainy Frog, €9.99 / £8.99) - This is a retro-styled survival title that draws inspiration from the earliest Resident Evil titles, albeit with a time-limited narrative and randomisation in each run. Unfortunately we weren't fans of its previous release on the Wii U eShop in our Vaccine review.

Nintendo Switch DLC

Blaster Master Zero - EX CHARACTER: SHANTAE (Inti Creates, free until 20th July, then €1.99 / £1.79)

3DS eShop

Kirby's Blowout Blast (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) - An interesting expansion and spin-off from a similar minigame in Kirby: Planet Robobot, this sees Kirby move around and battle enemies in three dimensional environments. There are 25+ stages, different medals to win and EX challenges as add-ons; we'll bring you a review soon.

Alchemic Dungeons (CIRCLE Ent., €5.00 / £4.99) - This is a turn-based rogue-like game with replayability courtesy of randomly generated dungeons. You can also craft your own unique items to aid your quest.

I am an air traffic controller AIRPORT HERO OSAKA-KIX (Sonic Powered, €14.99 / £13.49) - This is the third entry in this series in which you take on the frantic task of safely guiding planes on and off of the runways. You can choose from Story and Operation modes, with Kansai International Airport the destination this time around.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

TABLE TENNIS INFINITY (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - A score-chasing game in which you use the touchscreen to move a paddle and hit balls as they fall down the screen.

3DS DLC

Blaster Master Zero - EX CHARACTER: SHANTAE (Inti Creates, free until 20th July, then €1.99 / £1.79)

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village - Farm Decorations Set (Rising Star Games, free)

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village - Harvest Sprite Statue Set (Rising Star Games, free)

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village - New Male NPC/Statue Set (Rising Star Games, €3.99 / £3.99)

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village - New Female NPC/Statue Set (Rising Star Games, €3.99 / £3.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 8 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 8 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 8 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

New Nintendo 3DS Temporary Discounts

Super Destronaut 3D (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 27th July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

FIFTEEN (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 3rd August, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

escapeVektor (Nnooo, €3.49 / £2.99 until 20th July, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

The Legend of Kusakari (Nnooo, €2.49 / £1.99 until 20th July, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies (Nnooo, €2.49 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €4.99 / £2.99)

Fairune 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.59 / £5.51 until 20th July, normally €6.99 / £6.89)

Gourmet Dream (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.83 until 20th July, normally €5.00 / £4.79)

Mercenaries Saga 3 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.79 / £4.71 until 20th July, normally €5.99 / £5.89)

Noah's Cradle (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £2.79 until 20th July, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Parascientific Escape - Gear Detective (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.83 until 20th July, normally €5.00 / £4.79)

Polara (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.50 / £3.49 until 20th July, normally €5.00 / £4.99)

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.59 / £5.51 until 20th July, normally €6.99 / £6.89)

Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (Zordix AB, €5.59 / £5.51 until 20th July, normally €6.99 / £6.89)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 3rd August, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Undead Bowling (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 20th July, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Collide-a-Ball (Starsign, €0.99 / £0.99 until 20th July, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

Ping Pong Trick Shot (Starsign, €0.99 / £0.99 until 20th July, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

3DS DLC Temporary Discounts

Blast'Em Bunnies: Clown Skin Pack (Nnooo, €0.99 / £0.64 until 20th July, normally €1.99 / £1.29)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Luchador Skin Pack (Nnooo, €0.99 / £0.64 until 20th July, normally €1.99 / £1.29)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Ninja Skin Pack (Nnooo, €0.99 / £0.64 until 20th July, normally €1.99 / £1.29)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Urban Army Skin Pack (Nnooo, €0.99 / £0.64 until 20th July, normally €1.99 / £1.29)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Zombie Skin Pack (Nnooo, €0.99 / £0.64 until 20th July, normally €1.99 / £1.29)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Clown Arena Pack (Nnooo, €1.49 / £0.99 until 20th July, normally €2.99 / £1.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Luchador Arena Pack (Nnooo, €1.49 / £0.99 until 20th July, normally €2.99 / £1.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Ninja Arena Pack (Nnooo, €1.49 / £0.99 until 20th July, normally €2.99 / £1.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Urban Army Arena Pack (Nnooo, €1.49 / £0.99 until 20th July, normally €2.99 / £1.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Zombie ArenaPack (Nnooo, €1.49 / £0.99 until 20th July, normally €2.99 / £1.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: 5x Multiplier (Nnooo, €2.49 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €4.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: 10x Multiplier (Nnooo, €4.99 / £3.24 until 20th July, normally €9.99 / £6.49)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Carrot Rifle (Nnooo, €1.49 / £0.99 until 20th July, normally €2.99 / £1.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Turnip Mortar (Nnooo, €2.49 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €4.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Watermelon Machine Gun (Nnooo, €2.49 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €4.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Runner Bean Laser (Nnooo, €2.49 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €4.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Clown Bundle (Nnooo, €1.99 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Luchador Bundle (Nnooo, €1.99 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Ninja Bundle (Nnooo, €1.99 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Urban Army Bundle (Nnooo, €1.99 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Zombie Bundle (Nnooo, €1.99 / £1.49 until 20th July, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

Blast'Em Bunnies: All Skin & Arena Bundle (Nnooo, €4.99 / £3.24 until 20th July, normally €9.99 / £6.49)

Blast'Em Bunnies: Mega Bundle (Nnooo, €7.49 / £4.99 until 20th July, normally €14.99 / £9.99)

3DS HOME Themes

Pokémon: Look Upon the Stars (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Pokémon: Pokémon Pop (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Disney Tsum Tsum: Princess Version (Nintendo, €2.49 / £2.29)

Where is my surfboard? (Atlantyca, €1.99 / £1.79)

Heart Detectives (Atlantyca, €1.99 / £1.79)

Oops. I did it again! (Atlantyca, €1.49 / £1.39)

Maggie & Bianca (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)

Maggie. Bianca and the boys (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)

Rocking with the MoodBoards (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)

Stella. Bloom and Flora Butterflix (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)

Nunzy and the Red Mountain (Animundi, €0.99 / £0.89)

Ranu has fun with Stego (Animundi, €0.99 / £0.89)

Jurassic Cubs under the sea (Animundi, €1.49 / £1.39)

Jurassic Cubs 3pack Number 7 (Animundi, €2.49 / £2.29)

Wii U eShop

Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft, €19.99 / £17.99) - With Rabbids all the rage right now, Ubisoft is bringing its Wii retail title to the eShop; this one has a loose story related to Rayman of course, and is primarily a collection of wacky minigames to play.

Revenant Saga (KEMCO, €9.99 / £8.99) - Kemco has brought a range of RPGs to the 3DS, but continues its Wii U collection with this tale of demons and vengeance; a weapon forging system and 3D animations are pitched as selling points for this one, too.

Wii U DLC

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 8 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 8 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 8 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 3rd August, normally €16.99 / £13.99)

Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €6.49 / £5.49 until 3rd August, normally €12.99 / £10.99)

Cubemen 2 (Nnooo, €3.99 / £3.49 until 20th July, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.24 / £1.14 until 3rd August, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.24 / £1.14 until 3rd August, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 3rd August, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.49 until 27th July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Life of Pixel (Super Icon, €4.99 / £4.49 until 3rd August, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Vektor Wars (Super Icon, €3.99 / £3.99 until 3rd August, normally €7.99 / £7.99)

A.C.E. - Alien Cleanup Elite (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 3rd August, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Candy Hoarder (Nitrolic Games, €0.81 / £0.76 until 3rd August, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

Citadale - The Legends Trilogy (Nitrolic Games, €4.66 / £3.98 until 3rd August, normally €8.49 / £7.25)

Citadale (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 3rd August, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Gravity+ (Nitrolic Games, €3.56 / £3.23 until 3rd August, normally €6.49 / £5.89)

Mortar Melon (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 3rd August, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Plenty of Fishies (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 3rd August, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Rorrim (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 3rd August, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Breakout Defense (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.90 until 3rd August, normally €7.00 / £7.00)

Maze Break (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 3rd August, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

Defense Dome (HullBreach Studios, €0.74 / £0.69 until 20th July, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

SDK Paint (HullBreach Studios, €2.09 / £1.91 until 20th July, normally €3.49 / £3.19)

SDK Spriter (HullBreach Studios, €5.99 / £5.39 until 20th July, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.86 until 3rd August, normally €1.49 / £1.29)

BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 3rd August, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

FIFTEEN (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 3rd August, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

ORBIT (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 3rd August, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

PINBALL (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 3rd August, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

SPHERE SLICE (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 3rd August, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 3rd August, normally €2.99 / £2.69)


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