It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in Europe, and there are varied options to contemplate. The Switch has two retail titles and also some terrific download-only options. The 3DS stand-outs are a couple of Pokémon classics, while the Wii U doesn't completely miss out; we also have discounts and DLC to consider. Let's get to the details.

Switch Retail Downloads

Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) - The second 'DX' title to make the transition from Wii U to Nintendo Switch, this Pokémon fighter includes five new playable characters (four from the arcade, one new), more assist Pokémon and some new modes / online options. All told it's an expanded version of a title that was already pretty good in its original guise - we gave it a strong recommendation in our Pokkén Tournament DX reviewAvailable from 22nd September.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco, €59.99 / £54.99) - It's finally arrived on the Switch in the West, a title that boasts of some unique features on Nintendo's system. In addition to online options it offers local play for 3 vs 3 battles and co-op raid boss battles for six players; it also throws in some motion controls using the Joy-Con, if that's your sort of thing. We enjoyed it in our Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 reviewAvailable from 22nd September.

Switch eShop

SteamWorld Dig 2 (Image & Form, €19.99 / £14.99) - The long awaited sequel arrives and makes its mark on the Switch, with its unique blend of digging, exploration, platforming and combat. This expands and improves upon the 2013 original and keeps the SteamWorld series up to temperature; we loved this in our SteamWorld Dig 2 review.

Thimbleweed Park (Terrible Toybox, €19.99 / £14.99) - Produced by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, this is a game that will remind point-and-click veterans of the SCUMM / LucasArts days of PC gaming; that means retro visuals, cutting humour and satire, and puzzles sure to leave you scratching your head. We had a great time solving its mysteries in our Thimbleweed Park review.

Art of Fighting (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Yep, a Neo Geo fighting game, this one had impressive - for the time - touches like camera zooms and characters getting increasingly bloodied during battle. Unfortunately we weren't at all impressed when we reviewed this on the Wii back in 2007, but will give it another look.

Nintendo Switch DLC

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - Character Unlock (Bandai Namco, free)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - Legend Patrol (Bandai Namco, free)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - DLC Bundle (Bandai Namco, €24.99 / £19.99)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - DB Super Pack 1 (Bandai Namco, €7.99 / £6.49)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - DB Super Pack 2 (Bandai Namco, €7.99 / £6.49)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - DB Super Pack 3 (Bandai Namco, €7.99 / £6.49)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - DB Super Pack 4 (Bandai Namco, €7.99 / £6.49)

Switch eShop Temporary Discounts

Puyo Puyo Tetris (Koch Media, €31.99 / £27.99 until 28th September, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Human Resource Machine (Tomorrow Corporation, €8.49 / £7.64 until 28th September, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation, €8.49 / £7.64 until 28th September, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

World of Goo (Tomorrow Corporation, €8.49 / £7.64 until 28th September, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

3DS Virtual Console

Pokémon Gold and Silver (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99 each) - Originally released on the Game Boy Color these games hit Japan in 1999, with the North American and European launches taking place in 2000 and 2001 respectively. These versions support local wireless battles and trading, while also being compatible with Pokémon Bank. Available from 22nd September.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

36 Fragments of Midnight (Ratalaika Games, €2.99 / £2.69) - A procedurally generated platformer in which each attempt consists of finding and collection 36 fragments, all while dodging various dangers. We considered this to be quite average in our review of the Switch version.

GUIDE THE GHOST (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - In this game you control a yellow diamond on the bottom screen in order to avoid dangers such as white squares and lines.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Chicken Wiggle (Atooi, €9.99 / £8.99 until 5th October, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

A-Train 3D: City Simulator (Natsume, €12.49 / £9.99 until 30th September, normally €24.99 / £19.99)

Brave Tank Hero (Natsume, €2.49 / £2.24 until 30th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Gotcha Racing (Natsume, €2.99 / £2.49 until 30th September, normally €5.99 / £4.99)

Super Strike Beach Volleyball (Natsume, €2.49 / £2.24 until 30th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Reel Fishing 3D Paradise Mini (Natsume, €1.99 / £1.79 until 30th September, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

River City: Knights of Justice (Natsume, €7.49 / £6.74 until 30th September, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

River City: Tokyo Rumble (Natsume, €14.99 / £12.49 until 30th September, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Farming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive, €7.49 / £4.99 until 5th October, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 5th October, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

KAMI (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 5th October, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 5th October, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Quell Memento (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 5th October, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 5th October, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Samurai Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 5th October, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Music On: Electric Guitar (Abylight, €0.99 / £0.94 until 5th October, normally €1.99 / £1.89)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 12th October, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (Big John Games, €3.49 / £3.14 until 12th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Bubble Pop World (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.39 / £2.39 until 11th October, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €2.39 / £2.39 until 11th October, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Rubik's Cube (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3DS HOME Theme (My Nintendo Reward)

Pokémon Gold Version / Pokémon Silver Version: Cast (Nintendo, 100 Platinum Points)

Wii U eShop

Super Ultra Star Shooter (Ultra Dolphin Revolution, €1.99 / £1.79) - From the same studio that brought us Shadow Archer, this is "an endless retro shoot’em up inspired by the classic arcade games of the time".

Wii U Virtual Console

Detana!! TwinBee (Konami, €6.99 / £6.29) - Konami's gradual release of TurboGrafx-16 games on the Wii U Virtual Console continues with this cute and colourful vertical shooter. We had a lot of fun with this in our original Wii Virtual Console Detana!! TwinBee review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Alphadia Genesis (Natsume, €7.49 / £5.99 until 30th September, normally €14.99 / £11.99)

Brave Tank Hero (Natsume, €2.49 / £2.24 until 30th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash (Natsume, €2.49 / £2.24 until 30th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

The Quiet Collection (Nostatic Software, €4.60 / £3.99 until 28th September, normally €5.75 / £4.99)

Koi DX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.94 until 5th October, normally €3.99 / £3.89)

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 12th October, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes (Cypronia, €6.29 / £5.66 until 19th October, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.39 / £2.39 until 11th October, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €2.39 / £2.39 until 11th October, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, €7.99 / £6.39 until 11th October, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Rubik's Cube (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

My Style Studio: Notebook (Cypronia, €2.39 / £2.15 until 11th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69


Lots of options for you this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

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