The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's a packed line-up this week. We have two retail arrivals on the Switch along with seven new download-only options. In addition the 3DS has its own retail arrival alongside a new download title, the Wii U has two new downloads, and there are also plenty of discounts to consider. Let's get to it.

Switch Retail Downloads

LEGO Worlds (WB Games, €29.99 / £24.99) - A title that is certainly eagerly awaited by some, this takes the fun of LEGO games into a creative sandbox environment. The download version is less expensive than the boxed equivalent which includes two DLC packs right off the bat; the DLC will be available to buy separately if you pick it up on the eShop. We're currently working on a review. Available from 8th September.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Nicalis, €39.99 / £35.99) - The final and ultimate iteration of this title, it includes all of the key expansions in one place along with selected mods from the PC scene that will be added by the developers in 'booster packs'. It's a whole lot of Isaac, basically, with an impressive range of room configurations, weapons and broader variations to explore; we were impressed in our The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ review.

Switch eShop

R.B.I. Baseball 17 (Nighthawk Interactive, €29.99 / £26.99) - Very much the accessible action-focused alternative to PS4 exclusive MLB The Show 17, this offers all of the same official teams and players and various modes. We'll see whether it's a home run or a strikeout in a review.

The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, €9.99 / £8.99) - An intriguing puzzle title that has made its mark on various platforms including the Wii U. In addition to an eye-catching visual design its puzzles play around with perception and gravity; we gave this a recommendation in our The Bridge review.

NeuroVoider (Flying Oak, €13.99 / £12.99) - This has been on the radar for a little while, offering a "twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world". With co-op included that makes this one rather appealing on paper - we'll blast through a review to let you know what we think.

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Crunching Koalas, €9.99 / £8.99) - Pitched as a "laser fuelled action game infused with an exquisite cosmic soundtrack", in this one you try to hurl javelins at foes as accurately as possible. It's stylistically bonkers and on Switch includes a new co-op mode; we'll let you know what we think in a review.

Double Dragon IV (Arc System Works, €9.49 / £8.59) - This sequel adopts the same visual style and gameplay approach as the NES originals, with extra modes like Vs. and Tower also thrown in. The reaction to this was undoubtedly mixed on other systems, so we'll pick a fight and bring you a review soon.

Blue's Journey (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - The latest ACA Neo Geo release is a co-operative platformer; in this Alpha Denshi-developed game the action takes place on the planet of Raguy, which is on the verge of a massive ecological disaster. Player one controls the titular Blue while player two takes control of the pallet swapped Princess Fa.

Physical Contact: 2048 (Collavier Corporation, €5.00 / £4.49) - The second of this series to come to the Switch, in this case offering local multiplayer and solo play in a variation on a popular smart device number game. We weren't impressed with its predecessorPhysical Contact: SPEED.

Switch DLC

LEGO Worlds: Classic Space Pack (Warner Bros., €3.99 / £3.29)

3DS Retail Download

Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom, €39.99 / £34.99) - An RPG-style spin-off to the series conceived to appeal to a broader and potentially younger audience in Japan, it's good to see this one finally arrive in the West. It certainly looks colourful and provides a different feel as you team up with some monsters for the quest; we're working on a review, but in the meantime you can see some early impressions from last yearAvailable from 8th SeptemberBonus if you download from Nintendo eShop: Exclusive “Explorer Set” Monsties Zinogre (Fire), Rathian (Water), Yian Kut-Ku (Ice), Lagombi (Thunder). The download code will be shown on-screen after the download.

3DS eShop

Crystareino (KEMCO, €9.99 / £8.99) - A publisher that's kept busy in bringing a range of RPG titles to the portable, here's another one to try and tempt you. Two heroes are summoned to another world, as you'd expect in a game like this, and battle to return home; turn-based battles and up to 20 character classes will aim to save the day.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 21st September, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Word Search 10K (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 21st September, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.91 until 28th September, normally €4.99 / £4.89)

Adventure Labyrinth Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.60 until 28th September, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

Conveni Dream (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.60 until 28th September, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

Drancia Saga (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.99 until 28th September, normally €5.00 / £4.99)

Kingdom's Item Shop (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.83 until 28th September, normally €5.00 / £4.79)

Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.91 until 28th September, normally €4.99 / £4.89)

Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 28th September, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Rytmik Ultimate (Cinemax, €8.99 / £7.99 until 28th September, normally €17.99 / £15.99)

Alien on the Run (Joindots, €2.49 / £2.09 until 21st September, normally €4.99 / £4.19)

Chain Blaster (Joindots, €2.49 / £2.09 until 21st September, normally €4.99 / £4.19)

Crazy Construction (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 21st September, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots, €2.49 / £2.09 until 21st September, normally €4.99 / £4.19)

Undead Bowling (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 21st September, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

I am an air traffic controller Airport Hero Hawaii (Sonic Powered Co., €7.49 / £6.74 until 28th September, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

I am an air traffic controller Airport Hero Narita (Sonic Powered Co., €7.49 / £6.74 until 28th September, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

I am an air traffic controller Airport Hero Osaka-KIX (Sonic Powered Co., €7.49 / £6.74 until 28th September, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto (Sonic Powered Co., €7.49 / £6.49 until 28th September, normally €14.99 / £12.99)

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa (Sonic Powered Co., €7.49 / £6.49 until 28th September, normally €14.99 / £12.99)

Skypeace (Sonic Powered Co., €0.49 / £0.44 until 28th September, normally €0.99 / £0.89)

New Nintendo 3DS Temporary Discount

Breakout Defense (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 5th October, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

3DS HOME Themes

Hello Kitty behind a strawberry (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Iconic Hello Kitty (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty surrounded by pink (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty swims under the sea (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Tropical style (Mister Men, €0.99 / £0.89)

Sunshine is in Australia (Mister Men, €0.99 / £0.89)

Wii U eShop

Earthlock: Festival of Magic (Snowcastle Games, €9.99 / £8.99) - Earthlock is an adventure RPG that takes place in a beautiful world haunted by its past; your task is to join a band of unlikely heroes to rescue scavenger Amon's uncle and uncover the truth behind the Earthkey. 

The Gem Collector (TreeFall Studios, €2.99 / £2.69) - A 2D platformer with 21 levels, with a focus on grabbing as many collectibles as possible; there's also drop-in/out co-op if you have a Wii U Pro Controller.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios, €6.99 / £5.99 until 21st September, normally €13.99 / £11.99)

Severed (Drinkbox Studios, €7.49 / £5.99 until 21st September, normally €14.99 / £11.99)

Word Logic by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 21st September, normally €8.99 / £7.99)

Ping 1.5+ (Nami Tentou, €1.34 / £1.19 until 21st September, normally €4.49 / £3.99)

PSIBO (Nami Tentou, €1.34 / £1.19 until 21st September, normally €4.49 / £3.99)


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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