The European Nintendo Download Update is live and it has plenty to offer this week. We have a retail title, some tempting downloads and demos on Switch, while classic Pokemon games and many more titles besides have discounts across the current-gen system, 3DS and Wii U. Let's get to it.

Nintendo Switch Retail Download

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure (Telltale Games, €44.99 / £39.99) - For those yet to catch up with this series on Wii U or any other platform, this could be a good way to experience Telltale's narrative approach to the hugely popular sandbox game. This collection includes the full first series (five episodes) and all the Adventure Pass content (another three episodes).

Switch eShop

forma.8 (MixedBag, €9.99 / £8.99) - A title that caught the eye in the later days of the Wii U, it arrives on the Switch eShop boasting of 1080p (docked) and 60fps performance, along with portable play. A stylish and interesting game in which you explore an alien planet, it is another high quality title for the store; we loved it in our forma.8 review.

Piczle Lines DX (Rainy Frog, €14.99 / £13.99) - This puzzle game originally made a name for itself on smart devices and comes to the Switch with support for the touch screen as well as controller support. Rather like a blend of Picross, Sudoku and jigsaw puzzles, you draw lines to match colours and space requirements. It's rather addictive as we noted in our first impressions, and a full review will be with you very soon.

Puzzled (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Known as Joy Joy Kid in Japan, this is a bit like Tetris except you're clearing specific lines in order to free a trapped air balloon. Various quirks and enemies make life tougher, so this is perhaps more fun and interesting than it sounds; we'll let you know what we think of it in a review.

Switch eShop Demos

ARMS Global Testpunch (Nintendo, free) - The Testpunch is live right through to 9pm UK / 10pm CEST on 27th August.

Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo, free)

Switch eShop Temporary Discount

Astro Duel Deluxe (Panic Button, €8.39 / £7.55 until 27th August, normally €13.99 / £12.59)

Switch eShop Conditional Discounts

The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games, €16.79 / £15.19 if user owns at least one The Jackbox Party Pack game, previously €20.99 / £13.49)

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Jackbox Games, €16.79 / £15.19 if user owns at least one The Jackbox Party Pack game, previously €20.99 / £13.49)

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (Jackbox Games, €19.19 / £16.02 if user owns at least one The Jackbox Party Pack game, previously €23.99 / £20.03)

3DS DLC

RPG Maker Fes: Disgaea Pack (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)

RPG Maker Fes: Disgaea 5 & Asagi Pack (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)

RPG Maker Fes: Phantom Brave & Prinny Pack (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)

RPG Maker Fes: Prinny Pack (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Pokémon Red and Blue (Nintendo, €6.39 / £5.75 with linked Nintendo Account, €7.99 / £7.19 without an account, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Pokémon Yellow Version (Nintendo, €6.39 / £5.75 with linked Nintendo Account, €7.99 / £7.19 without an account, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

3D Altered Beast (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Ecco the Dolphin (SEGA, €2.02 / £1.84 until 31st August, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

3D Fantasy Zone (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Fantasy Zone II (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Galaxy Force II (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Gunstar Heroes (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Out Run (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Space Harrier (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Streets of Rage (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Streets of Rage 2 (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Super Hang-On (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Thunder Blade (SEGA, €2.24 / £2.02 until 31st August, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Beyblade: Evolution (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.99 until 31st August, normally €19.99 / £19.99)

BIT.TRIP Saga (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €17.99 / £19.99)

Girls' Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.99 until 31st August, normally €19.99 / £19.99)

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Rising Star Games, €11.99 / £11.99 until 31st August, normally €29.99 / £29.99)

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €9.99 / £8.99 until 31st August, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Hometown Story (Rising Star Games, €7.49 / £7.49 until 31st August, normally €29.99 / £29.99)

Jewel Master Cradle of Egypt 2 3D (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €17.99 / £19.99)

Jewel Master Cradle of Rome 2 (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €17.99 / £19.99)

Shifting World (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €17.99 / £19.99)

Super Black Bass 3D (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €17.99 / £19.99)

Virtue's Last Reward (Rising Star Games, €12.49 / £9.99 until 31st August, normally €24.99 / £19.99)

Brilliant Hamsters! (Rising Star Games, €6.69 / £6.69 until 31st August, normally €9.99 / £9.99)

Excave III: Tower of Destiny (Rising Star Games, €5.29 / £4.80 until 31st August, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld (Rising Star Games, €6.49 / £5.99 until 31st August, normally €10.00 / £8.99)

Psycho Pigs (Rising Star Games, €5.29 / £4.80 until 31st August, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Sadame (Rising Star Games, €7.49 / £6.49 until 31st August, normally €14.99 / £12.99)

Unholy Heights (Rising Star Games, €3.99 / £3.49 until 31st August, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 7th September, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 7th September, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 14th September, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 14th September, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 14th September, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 14th September, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.44 until 14th September, normally €6.99 / £6.89)

World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.49 / £2.44 until 14th September, normally €4.99 / £4.89)

Coaster Creator 3D (Big John Games, €5.29 / £4.38 until 21st September, normally €7.25 / £6.00)

Cube Creator 3D (Big John Games, €5.47 / £3.79 until 21st September, normally €7.50 / £5.25)

Defend Your Crypt (Ratalaika Games, €2.00 / £1.80 until 31st August, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.24 / £3.74 until 31st August, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €5.24 / £3.74 until 31st August, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

3DS HOME Themes

Tip The Mouse y la Naturaleza (Brands & Rights 360, €0.99)

Tip the Mouse y Osito (Brands & Rights 360, €0.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Soldier Blade (Konami, €5.99 / £5.39) - The run of TurboGrafx-16 games on the Wii U Virtual Console continues with this vertically scrolling shmup, a tough title in which you shoot all of the things. If you have a love of concise retro NL writing you can read our original Wii Virtual Console review.

Final Soldier (Konami, €6.99 / £6.29) - This was actually part of the same series as Soldier Blade, above, but back in the day was only released in Japan. In this case you're shooting all of the things in a 23rd Century setting, and we rather liked it in our Wii Virtual Console review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

PONCHO (Rising Star Games, €4.49 / £3.99 until 31st August, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.91 until 21st September, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 21st September, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 21st September, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Defend Your Crypt (Ratalaika Games, €2.00 / £1.80 until 31st August, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Bridge Constructor Playground (Joindots, €7.49 / £6.36 until 31st August, normally €9.99 / £8.49)

Dracula's Legacy (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Frankenstein - Master of Death (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 31st August, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Wii U eShop Permanent Discount

forma.8 (MixedBag, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €14.99 / £18.99)


Those are your new download options for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

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