It's time for another European Nintendo Download Update, and it's a big one. There's a lot on offer on the Switch, ranging from notable retail titles to a number of intriguing downloads. The 3DS and Wii U also have some new arrivals, while there are discounts across all three stores; let's get to it.

Switch Retail Downloads

FIFA 18 (EA, €59.99 / £54.99) - A game that's attracted plenty of attention since its reveal; the Switch is getting a 'custom' version that lacks the story mode but does include a Switch-specific local multiplayer option and a full Ultimate Team mode on the go. We're aiming to get our shots on target to bring you a review soon. Available from 29th September.

One Piece Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco, €59.99 / £54.99) - A title that previously made its mark on 3DS and then Wii U, it arrives on the Switch with previous DLC included along with improved visuals and performance. We gave it a recommendation in our One Piece Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition reviewAvailable from 29th September.

Switch eShop

Arcade Archives Mario Bros. (Nintendo / HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - This arrived earlier in the week and is the first in this Nintendo arcade series to come to the Switch. HAMSTER continues its fine work with ACA Neo Geo games, in this case including single Joy-Con controls for multiplayer and assorted modes and customisations to shake it up. It's an accomplished recreation of the arcade, as we point out in our Arcade Archives Mario Bros. review.

Golf Story (Sidebar Games, €14.99 / £13.49) - A rather intriguing and stylish game that blends retro-style RPG gameplay with golf, with visuals and music that have certainly caught a lot of people's attention. It promises eight diverse environments and a sizeable cast of characters; we're on the course right now in order to bring you a review soon, but our chums at Eurogamer have recommended it already.

Picross S (Jupiter Corporation, €7.99 / £7.19) - From the same developer / publisher that brought us numerous Picross titles under the 'e' name to 3DS, we have the first entry on Nintendo's latest hardware. With over 300 puzzles (including standard and Mega Picross stages), it also allows two players to tackle puzzles together if they wish. We'll try to form a picture in a review.

Deemo (Flyhigh Works, €29.00 / £26.09) - Deemo is a touch-based musical rhythm game and has made a strong reputation on mobile, with the publisher claiming in excess of 10 million downloads. As with VOEZ, however, this Switch release will ditch the free-to-start model and include a lot of content for one cost, with more songs (and physical control options) promised for a free update later this year. We'll get one of our resident musicians on the case with a review.

Conga Master Party! (Rising Star Games, €8.99 / £7.99) - Developed by Undercoders, this is a Snake-like game where you try to dance around various stages adding more people to your conga line. Naturally you have to dodge obstacles, and beyond single player modes there are multiple minigames for local multiplayer, two of which are Switch exclusives. With amiibo support also included this seems promising; our review will be with you soon

Binaries (Ant Workshop, €11.99 / £9.99) - A challenging BAFTA-nominated platformer, this has over 100 demanding stages in which you guide two balls through tricky challenges. It aims to fill the experience with humour and a "funky adaptive music score"; it looks like it could be a good game for playing on the go, in particular.

BUTCHER (Crunching Koalas, €9.99 / £8.99) - Developed by Transhuman Design, this is a fast-paced and brutally violent 2D shooter with retro-styled visuals. As well as running and gunning the game also encourages you to use hooks, lava pits, saws and more to your advantage for creative kills. Crikey.

INVERSUS Deluxe (Hypersect, €11.99 / £10.99) - It has a simple aesthetic but aims to deliver compulsive, fast-paced gameplay, as you dash around arenas trying to blast away your foes. Rather well received on Steam (PC), for example, it's also getting some updated content for its eShop iteration including new maps and unlockables. We'll get on the case for a review.

Pankapu (Plug In Digital, €11.99 / £10.99) - A title that previously arrived on Steam in episodic form and seems to have been well received, it's a "narrative and episodic platform/action game that takes place in the dreams of Djaha'rell, a child once troubled by a tragic incident." It promises upgrades to skills and a story told "in the manner of a fable read to a child".

Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story:COMBAT (INSIDE SYSTEM, €8.99 / £8.09) - This is an intriguing double release; it includes a Switch version of the 3DS dungeon-crawling RPG Brave Dungeon. Dark Witch Story:COMBAT features a range of characters from the previous 3DS and Switch titles in the series and puts them into a turn-based card battling game. We'll see whether this double header is worth the investment.

Astro Bears Party (QubicGames, €4.99 / £4.49) - Playing as bears in outer space, you dash around planetoids trying to catch out your opponent in a quirky spin on TRON. It's all about taking out your opponents by making them collide with the lines you create, though there is a solo mode if that's more your speed.

Burning Fight (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - The ACA series continues with what was SNK's answer to Final Fight, in which you take on the Yakuza in Osaka. Unfortunately we didn't think too much of it back in 2008 when it popped up on the Wii Virtual Console.

Sparkle 2 (10tons, €7.99 / £6.99) - Another new genre for the Switch eShop, with this being a 'marble shooter' seemingly in in the vein of games like Puzz Loop. It promises four different modes and 90+ levels in its story, which sounds like decent bang for your buck. We'll take aim and let you know what we think in a review.

Physical Contact: Picture Place (Collavier Corporation, €3.80 / £3.39) - Another in this series of relatively simplistic games that encourages local multiplayer. We're having a tricky time figuring out the concept from available information, and it's fair to say we were distinctly unimpressed with this one's predecessors on the eShop.

Switch DLC

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 100 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €0.99 / £0.79)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 250 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €2.49 / £1.99)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 500 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €4.99 / £3.99)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 750 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €7.49 / £5.99)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 1050 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €9.99 / £7.99)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 1600 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €14.99 / £11.99)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 2200 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €19.99 / £15.99)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 4600 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €39.99 / £31.99)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Points - 12000 FIFA 18 Points Pack (EA, €99.99 / £79.99)

Mighty Gunvolt Burst: DLC Character: Joule (Inti Creates, €1.99 / £1.79)

Mighty Gunvolt Burst: DLC Character: Call (Inti Creates, €1.99 / £1.79)

Switch eShop Temporary Discounts

Thumper (Drool LLC, €14.99 / £11.99 until 2nd October, normally €19.99 / £15.99)

Death Squared (SMG Studio, €10.00 / £9.59 until 9th October, normally €12.50 / £11.99)

The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicist's Guild, €7.99 / £7.19 until 5th October, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

3DS Retail Downloads

Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (Nintendo / Level-5, €39.99 / £34.99) - This is pitched as 'the ultimate version of Yo-kai Watch 2', adding in new creatures and content from the first two variations in this run. We have a review all ready to go, and we think EMBARGOED. Our review will be with you on release day. Available from 29th September.

3DS DLC

Mighty Gunvolt Burst: DLC Character: Joule (Inti Creates, €1.99 / £1.79)

Mighty Gunvolt Burst: DLC Character: Call (Inti Creates, €1.99 / £1.79)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

7th Dragon III Code: VFD (Deep Silver, €19.99 / £17.49 until 5th October, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (Deep Silver, €19.99 / £17.49 until 5th October, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games, €1.66 / £1.33 /until 26th October, normally €2.49 / £1.99)

Splat the Difference (Lightwood Games, €4.00 / £3.60 until 12th October, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 12th October, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Drone Fight (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 19th October, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Frontier Days - Founding Pioneers (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.49 / £4.34 until 19th October, normally €5.99 / £5.79)

Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.49 / £4.34 until 19th October, normally €5.99 / £5.79)

SubaraCity (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.91 until 19th October, normally €3.99 / £3.89)

The Legend of Dark Witch - Chronicle 2D Act (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 19th October, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Touch Battle Tank - Tag Combat (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 19th October, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 19th October, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 19th October, normally €3.99 / £3.19)

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (ZordixAB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 5th October, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (Abylight, €3.99 / £3.59 until 12th October, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €5.24 / £3.74 until 12th October, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.24 / £3.74 until 12th October, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 12th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

New 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Double Breakout (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 26th October, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

Triple Breakout (nuGAME, €3.49 / £3.49 until 26th October, normally €4.99 / £4.99)

DON'T CRASH GO (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 26th October, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

FOUR BOMBS (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 26th October, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

PINK DOT BLUE DOT (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 26th October, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

SWIPE (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 26th October, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

TABLE TENNIS INFINITY (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 26th October, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

3DS HOME Themes

Hello Kitty black and white (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

3D glasses style (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty is a sweet angel (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty enjoys a party (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Wii U Virtual Console

Shockman (Konami, €5.99 / £5.39) - The consistent run of TG-16 games on the Wii U continues with this action platformer, and a nice touch is support for local co-op. It's a decent game all told, though in our Wii review we don't think it stands up to the greats of its era.

Chew Man Fu (Konami, €5.99 / £5.39) - Another TG-16 arrival, this is a game that not many will be familiar with. At heart it's a top down puzzle game, as you try to push coloured boulders into the correct spot, while there's also a multiplayer mode and puzzle editor. We quite enjoyed this in our Wii Virtual Console Chew Man Fu review back in 2007.

China Warrior (Konami, €5.99 / £5.39) - This fighting game served as an impressive tech demo for the PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16, but gameplay was something else entirely. We were thoroughly unimpressed in our Wii Virtual Console Chine Warrior review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Nano Assault NEO (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 / £6.74 until 19th October, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software, €4.39 / £3.59 until 5th October, normally €5.49 / £4.49)

Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 12th October, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Midnight 2 (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 12th October, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Bridge Constructor Playground (Joindots, €7.49 / £6.36 until 12th October, normally €9.99 / £8.49)

Dracula's Legacy (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 12th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Frankenstein - Master of Death (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 12th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 12th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Job the Leprechaun (Herrero, €2.24 / £2.01 until 26th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Reptilian Rebellion (Herrero, €2.24 / £2.24 until 26th October, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

A Drawing's Journey (M.R. Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 19th October, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Double Breakout (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 26th October, normally €7.00/ £6.00)

Double Breakout II (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 26th October, normally €7.00/ £6.00)

Triple Breakout (nuGAME, €3.49 / £3.49 until 26th October, normally €4.99 / £4.99)

BOX UP (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 26th October, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

COLOR BOMBS (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 26th October, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

GALAXY BLASTER (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.93 until 26th October, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

PENTAPUZZLE (RCMADIAX, €3.00 / £2.74 until 26th October, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

PIXEL SLIME U (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 26th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

SHOOTY SPACE (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 26th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Super Robo Mouse (RCMADIAX, €3.00 / £2.74 until 26th October, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

TAP TAP ARCADE (RCMADIAX, €1.33 / £1.19 until 26th October, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

TAP TAP ARCADE 2 (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 26th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

TOUCH SELECTIONS (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 26th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Wii U eShop Permanent Discounts

WinKings (Lemondo Games, €4.99 / £4.49, previously €9.99 / £8.99)

Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain (Cypronia, €1.49 / £1.39, previously €4.99 / £4.49)


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