The European Nintendo Download Update is now live, and it's a relatively busy line-up. For reasons only it knows Nintendo of Europe is listing a big release from earlier in the week in this update, but beyond that we have some interesting options on Switch and a couple of enticing releases on 3DS (along with the usual discounts). Let's get to it.

Nintendo Switch Retail Download

Troll and I (Maximum Games, €34.99 / £24.99) - This is a Nordic-themed co-operative adventure in which a man called Otto teams up with the Troll to work through various environments in order to get home safely. It may be handy to know this simple fix for an early bug in the game, and we'll bring you a review soon.

Switch eShop

Sonic Mania (SEGA, €19.99 / £15.99) - This rather cracking release (developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games) came out with much well-earned praise earlier in the week, but NoE listed it today so here it is. We gush over this one in our Sonic Mania review.

The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games, €20.99 / £18.99) - With the ability for players to jump in using their smart devices, this series of games is a great way to have a laugh with friends on the Switch. This first pack includes the games 'YOU DON'T KNOW JACK 2015', 'Fibbage XL', 'Drawful', 'Word Spud' and 'Lie Swatter'.

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Jackbox Games, €20.99 / £18.99) - With this arrival and its predecessor Switch players can get all caught up on this series of fun party game collections. This one includes 'Fibbage 2', 'Earwax', 'Bidiots', 'Quiplash XL' and 'Bomb Corps'. We'll get some friends around and review both this and its predecessor soon.

Magician Lord (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - More ACA Neo Geo goodness for the Nintendo Switch, this time it's one of the system's earlier games that draws comparisons with Ghouls 'n Ghosts. You use various characters to battle through various areas - we quite liked it in our original Wii Virtual Console review.

Switch eShop Demo

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Demo (Ubisoft, free)

3DS eShop

Chicken Wiggle (Atooi, €14.99 / £13.49) - From the same team that brought us the brilliant Mutant Mudds, this brings a chicken and worm together in pixel form to work through a solo campaign, while the built-in level editor means we have all the same tools as the developers to create our own stages. It'll be possible to explore the creations of others and share our own online within the game, so this could be an intriguing release for the 3DS. Our review will be with you soon.

SmileBASIC (SmileBoom, €9.50 / £8.00) - An app in which aspiring game makers can teach themselves to use BASIC, in the process using all of the available tools to make their own 3DS games. This expands upon the features in DSiWare title Petit Computer and include more tools, assets and capabilities, which means programmers should be able to create and share some fun and innovative games. We were very impressed in our SmileBASIC review.

Little Adventure on the Prairie (Infinite Madaa, €3.49 / £2.99) - With a name like that we thought this would be a storybook adventure, but it's actually a short platformer in which you're encourage to "venture through 12 levels of pure slaughter and mindlessly try to kill all the monsters that are facing you". Crikey.

3DS DLC

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

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

SmileBASIC: Advanced Sound Processing Unit (SmileBoom, €7.50 / £6.25)

SmileBASIC: Gold Membership - 30 days (SmileBoom, €1.50 / £1.25)

SmileBASIC: Gold Membership - 90 days (SmileBoom, €4.50 / £3.75)

SmileBASIC: Gold Membership - 180 days (SmileBoom, €7.50 / £6.25)

New Nintendo 3DS Temporary Discounts

Hit Ninja (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 31st August, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 14th September, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Quiet, Please! (Nostatic Software, €2.79 / £2.39 until 24th August, normally €3.49 / £2.99)

Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 24th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games, €4.00 / £3.60 until 31st August, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €6.39 / £4.79 until 24th August, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games, €1.80 / £1.80 until 14th September, normally €4.50 / £4.50)

RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games, €1.19 / £1.19 until 14th September, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Toys Vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €1.59 / £1.59 until 14th September, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €2.66 / £2.66 until 14th September, normally €6.66 / £6.66)

Collide-a-Ball (Starsign, €0.99 / £0.99 until 7th September, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

Ping Pong Trick Shot (Starsign, €0.99 / £0.99 until 7th September, normally €1.99 / £1.99)

3DS HOME Theme

Kirby 25th Anniversary (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Wii U DLC

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

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

FAST Racing NEO (Shin'en Multimedia, €11.20 / £8.20 until 7th September, normally €14.99 / £10.99)

Laser Blaster (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 31st August, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Star Splash: Shattered Star (Snails Animation, €2.09 / £1.79 until 7th September, normally €3.49 / £2.99)

Sudoku Party (Lightwood Games, €4.00 / £3.60 until 31st August, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €6.39 / £4.79 until 24th August, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Wii U My Nintendo Rewards

Pokémon Rumble U (Nintendo, 350 Platinum Points for 35% discount until 31st October)

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo, 200 Platinum Points for 30% discount until 31st October)

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Nintendo, 200 Platinum Points for 30% discount until 31st October)


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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