The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and this week's line-up brings quite a lot of options across the three core systems. On Nintendo Switch we have five new download titles along with a discount, the 3DS gets artistic and the Wii U Virtual Console gets two new arrivals. Beyond that we have Kirby Anniversary discounts and more besides, so let's get to it.

Nintendo Switch eShop

Ironcast (Ripstone, €14.99 / £12.99) - A game inspired by Puzzle Quest titles, this blends match-three mechanics with turn-based battling and a Steampunk aesthetic. It offers surprising and addictive depth, also supporting various ways to play on the Switch; we loved it in our Ironcast review and will bring you an interview with the developer soon.

Phantom Trigger (tinyBuild Games, €14.99 / £13.49) - This is a slash-em-up with RPG and roguelike elements; playing as a protagonist by the name of Stan, you will embark on a journey through surreal and twisted worlds. This looks rather interesting and promises a 'deep combat system', story-driven levels and a narrative with branching paths and multiple endings. We'll hack and slash through it for a review.

Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games, €9.99 / £8.99) - Described by the developers as a "rocket dodgeball arena" game, you dash around while firing fists at your foes in various creative ways. It's fast-paced and chaotic, and joins the list of rather promising local multiplayer-focused titles on the Nintendo Switch; we'll take a look for a review.

SEVERED (Drinkbox Games, €14.99 / £13.49) - This is a game that utilises swipe controls for combat (so it's handheld mode only on Switch), and also has an underlying RPG structure. It previously arrived on both Wii U and 3DS, and we were big fans in our original review; we'll give it another whirl for a Switch review.

The King of Fighters 2000 (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Oh yes, more Neo Geo fighting action. Following up the previous game in this series the Striker system makes a return, now featuring alternate Striker-only characters from several SNK franchises such as Metal Slug, The Last Blade and even Burning Fight, adding chaotic variety to keep your opponent guessing. As this is an ACA release it'll have all the usual customisation options with which to dabble.

Switch eShop Temporary Discount

Graceful Explosion Machine (Vertex Pop, €8.99 / £6.99 until 15th August, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

3DS eShop

VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software, €5.49 / £4.59) - A 3D art studio that's centred around creating models and environments with 3D blocks, which can then be rendered with realistic lighting and shadows. This offers a good toolset and earned a recommendation in our VoxelMaker review for the Wii U version; this iteration has the bonus of the top screen's 3D effect.

3DS eShop Demo

Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom, free)

Kirby 25th Anniversary Sale - 3DS

Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, €29.99 / £26.24 until 17th August, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, €29.99 / £26.24 until 17th August, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo, €4.49 / £4.04 until 17th August, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Kirby's Dream Land (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 17th August, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Kirby's Dream Land 2 (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 17th August, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

AeternoBlade (Corecell, €7.49 / £6.75 until 24th August, normally €14.99 / £13.50)

Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games, €1.66 / £1.33 until 24th August, normally €2.49 / £1.99)

Unlucky Mage (KEMCO, €5.99 / £5.39 until 31st August, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Comic Workshop (Collavier, €4.19 / £3.77 until 24th August, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Comic Workshop 2 (Collavier, €5.59 / £5.03 until 24th August, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Painting Workshop (Collavier, €2.79 / £2.51 until 24th August, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 7th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.18 until 7th September, normally €2.99 / £2.36)

Kutar Apple (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 24th August, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Burger Factory (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 24th August, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar End Credits (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 24th August, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Powder Factory (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 24th August, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Ski Lift (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 24th August, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

3DS HOME Themes

Hello Kitty is in space (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty is on a boat (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Wii U Virtual Console

Victory Run (Konami, €5.99 / £5.39) - A TurboGrafx title that is very much in the same vein as titles like Rad Racer and Out Run, we gave this a whirl for a Wii Virtual Console review back in the day.

Ninja Spirit (IREM, €5.99 / £5.39) - It's the TurboGrafx once again, in this case a stylish side-scrolling action title that certainly made waves when it was originally released; you can check out our Wii Virtual Console Ninja Spirit review for the full lowdown.

Kirby 25th Anniversary Sale - Wii U

Kirby's Adventure Wii (Nintendo, €14.99 / £13.49 until 17th August, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, €5.99 / £4.11 until 17th August, normally €7.99 / £5.49)

Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Nintendo, €5.99 / £4.11 until 17th August, normally €7.99 / £5.49)

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (Nintendo, €5.24 / £4.71 until 17th August, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo, €3.74 / £2.61 until 17th August, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Kirby: Mouse Attack (Nintendo, €7.49 / £6.74 until 17th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo, €7.49 / £6.74 until 17th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Wicked Monsters BLAST! HD Plus (Corecell, €1.99 / £1.79 until 24th August, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

3Souls (RedColumn, €1.80 / £1.60 until 17th August, normally €3.60 / £3.20)

Inside My Radio (Seaven Studio, €2.99 / £2.59 until 7th September, normally €14.99 / £12.99)

360 Breakout (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 7th September, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

My Nintendo Reward

Kirby 25th Anniversary theme (Nintendo, 20 Gold Points)


That's your lot for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

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