Another Nintendo Download Update is live in Europe, and it's a big one. In addition to Mario's notable arrival on Switch we have a whole lot of other tempting options, along with the usual DLC add-ons and discounts. Let's get to it!

Switch Retail Downloads

Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) - A huge release for the Switch, as Mario returns to the 'sandbox' approach that helped establish his three-dimensional credentials. It's a sizeable and incredibly inventive adventure, while also supporting co-op and offering an 'assist mode' for those that need a helping hand. Cappy certainly transforms the game and we gave it top marks in our Super Mario Odyssey reviewAvailable from 27th October.

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo, €59.99 / £49.99) - This action RPG series is perhaps rather niche outside of Japan, but it's a welcome addition nonetheless to the Switch retail scene. It's had some mixed reviews on the PS4, for example, but we'll endeavour to check it out on Switch. Available from 27th October.

Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft, €59.99 / £49.99) - The popular series (we assume) continues with this latest entry, including over 40 tracks at launch on the cartridge and over 300 more through 'Just Dance Unlimited'.

This is the Police (Nordic Games, €29.99 / £24.99) - A strategy and adventure game set in the crime-ridden city of Freeburg. You assume the role of Police Chief Jack Boyd - voiced by Jon St. John (Duke Nukem) - and have to tackle a wide range of crimes, assigning officers to certain jobs and facing numerous moral dilemmas along the way. The ultimate aim is to raise $500,000 in 180 days, but you can choose to do that in any way you wish.

Switch eShop

The Mummy Demastered (WayForward, €19.99 / £17.99) - Sure to be tempting with Halloween around the corner. Forget the questionable movie, this promises "a 16-bit-inspired battle against the undead in a 2D, nonlinear, action-packed adventure". We loved this in our The Mummy Demastered review.

Splasher (Plug In Digital, €14.99 / £12.99) - A colourful and fast-paced platformer, you use various inks and resources to 'splash' walls and surfaces in order to traverse environments and tackle enemies. Along with the standard mode there are also Time Trial and Speedrun options with online leaderboards, too, so the most talented players will have a chance to show off. We'll let you know what we think in a review.

Moon Hunters (Kitfox Games, €13.49 / £8.99 until 2nd November, then €14.99 / £9.99) - Quirkily described as a "co-operative personality test RPG", you create your own legend and explore a mystical Mesopotamian-inspired world that's different every time you play. It supports up to four players locally and this Switch iteration includes the Eternal Echoes DLC. We'll take the test and bring you a review.

Violett (Forever Entertainment, €8.99 / £8.09 until 6th November, then €9.99 / £8.99) - A title actually released in 'remastered' form way back in December 2013 on Steam (PC); it's a point-and-click title that certainly strives the catch the eye with its visuals and art design. We'll point out whether it's worth a purchase in a review.

Time Recoil (10tons, €13.99 / £11.99) - Another top-down twin-stick shooter from the Finnish developer, In this one killing the baddies triggers time slowdown, and additional kills extend the slowdown period and charge a special move. The more the player is able to kill the more powerful the special move becomes, all the way to a full time freeze. We'll take our time and let you know what we think in a review.

Knight Terrors (Nicalis, €2.99 / £2.69) - This budget title offers simple controls but arcade-style challenge; you have to dodge dangers and also destroy any creatures that come your way. It offers a bit of simple fun for Halloween, as we explain in our Knight Terrors review.

Zombie Gold Rush (Amazing, €4.99 / £4.49) - This one sees you jumping into various cars and shooting down waves of zombies from a top-down perspective, collecting a whole lot of cash in the process. Screenshots of the game suggest that you will be able to upgrade your vehicles in a garage, spending the gold you earn to do just that, and it would also appear that leaderboards will be present to showcase your highest scores. We'll get into gear for a review.

Mutation Nation (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Another beat 'em up to consider, and an ACA Neo Geo release that didn't previously arrive in its more basic form on the Wii Virtual Console. It's pretty simple; Ricky Jones and Johnny Hart (could they be even more '90s, we do wonder) come down "the hood" to clean up mutated freaks off the streets, fist-in-the-face style.

Switch DLC

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: Stranger Things Skin Pack (Mojang, €2.99 / £2.39)

Nights of Azure 2 – Preorder Bonus Pack (Koei Tecmo)

Nights of Azure 2: Special Costume, Yuri Kozukata’s Outfit (Koei Tecmo, free and only available until 26th January 2018)

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

Infinite Minigolf: Hangar 37 (Zen Studios, free)

Nintendo Switch Halloween Sale

Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS America, €49.99 / £41.66 until 2nd November, normally €59.99 / £49.99)

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Yacht Club Games, €19.99 / £17.99 until 2nd November, normally €24.99 / £22.49)

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Yacht Club Games, €7.99 / £7.19 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Cave Story+ (Nicalis, €26.99 / £24.29 until 2nd November, normally €29.99 / £26.99)

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Nicalis, €35.99 / £32.39 until 2nd November, normally €39.99 / £35.99)

Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ Games, €16.19 / £13.49 until 2nd November, normally €17.99 / £14.99)

Snake Pass (Sumo Digital, €9.99 / £7.99 until 2nd November, normally €19.99 / £15.99)

Thimbleweed Park (Terrible Toybox, €16.99 / £12.74 until 2nd November, normally €19.99 / £14.99)

GoNNER (Raw Fury, €8.49 / £7.64 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Bulb Boy (Bulbware, €5.59 / £5.03 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Phantom Trigger (TinyBuild Games, €7.49 / £6.74 until 2nd November, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

SEVERED (Drinkbox Studios, €11.99 / £10.79 until 2nd November, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical (Flyhigh Works, €7.20 / £6.29 until 2nd November, normally €8.00 / £6.99)

Graceful Explosion Machine (Vertex Pop Inc, €10.39 / £7.99 until 2nd November, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

BUTCHER (Crunching Koalas, €7.99 / £7.19 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Crunching Koalas, €7.99 / £7.19 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games, €7.99 / £7.19 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Robonauts (QubicGames, €9.99 / £8.99 until 12th November, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

I and Me (Ratalaika Games, €8.99 / £8.09 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Switch eShop Demo

Piczle Lines DX (Rainy Frog, free)

3DS eShop

Worcle Worlds (Lightwood Games, €8.99 / £7.99) - From a studio that specialises in word games, this looks like a potentially fun spin on the genre. You shoot balls into bubbles to form words in order to clear letters off the screen, with bonuses for multipliers and speed being of the essence. Ten game worlds are promised along with a Battle Mode for local and online play.

Halloween Night Archery (Petite Games, €1.99 / £1.79) - The name pretty much says it all, as this is a themed archery title as you aim to hit targets at various distances.

3DS DLC

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth: New Explorers 4 (Koch Media, €1.99 / £1.79)

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth: New Explorers 5 (Koch Media, €1.99 / £1.79)

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth: Wizardly Experience Quest (Koch Media, €1.99 / £1.79)

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth: Wizardly Fortune Quest (Koch Media, €1.99 / £1.79)

Culdcept Revolt - Hopping Toad (NIS America, free)

3DS Halloween Sale

Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training (Nintendo, €19.99 / £16.66 until 2nd November, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Luigi's Mansion 2 (Nintendo, €15.99 / £12.79 until 2nd November, normally €19.99 / £15.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (Nintendo, €29.99 / £26.66 until 2nd November, normally €44.99 / £39.99)

Yo-kai Watch (Nintendo, €27.99 / £24.49 until 2nd November, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (NIS America, €7.49 / £6.74 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Record Breaker (NIS America, €19.99 / £17.49 until 2nd November, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (NIS America, €10.49 / £8.99 until 2nd November, normally €34.99 / £29.99)

3D Altered Beast (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games, €19.99 / £17.99 until 2nd November, normally €24.99 / £22.49)

Terraria (505 Games, €14.99 / £12.74 until 9th November, normally €19.99 / £16.99)

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Konami, €3.49 / £3.14 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Konami, €2.79 / £2.49 until 2nd November, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Castlevania (Konami, €3.49 / £3.14 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Castlevania: The Adventure (Konami, €2.09 / £1.88 until 2nd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Gargoyle's Quest (Capcom, €2.79 / £2.49 until 2nd November, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Capcom, €3.49 / £3.14 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Ghosts 'n Goblins (Capcom, €3.49 / £3.14 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Avenging Spirit (Jaleco, €2.09 / £1.88 until 2nd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Alchemic Dungeons (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.99 until 9th November, normally €5.00 / £4.99)

Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 9th November, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Parascientific Escape - Crossing at the Farthest Horizon (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.99 until 9th November, normally €5.00 / £4.99)

Petit Novel Series - Harvest December (CIRCLE Entertainment, €7.99 / £7.93 until 9th November, normally €11.99 / £11.89)

Tappingo (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 9th November, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €5.19 / £3.99 until 2nd November, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Brave Dungeon (Inside System, €3.99 / £3.59 until 9th November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Bird Mania 3D (Teyon, €0.49 / £0.44 until 2nd November, normally €0.99 / £0.89)

Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89 until 2nd November, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (Teyon, €0.49 / £0.44 until 2nd November, normally €0.99 / £0.89)

Governor of Poker (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Mini Golf Resort (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Ocean Runner (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 2nd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Robot Rescue 3D (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 2nd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 23rd November, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

New Nintendo 3DS Halloween Sale

Castlevania: Dracula X (Konami, €5.59 / £4.99 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Super Castlevania IV (Konami, €5.59 / £4.99 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Konami, €5.59 / £4.99 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis, €13.49 / £12.14 until 2nd November, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

3DS HOME Themes

Super Mario Odyssey: World Trekking (LAUNCH SALE) (Nintendo, €0.99 / £0.89 until 24th November, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

BOXBOY! 2.5th Anniversary (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

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

Cute Hello Kitty Pastel (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Kitty kisses and hearts (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Hello Kitty: Into the stars (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)

Maggie and Bianca Rock Style (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)

Astoria, Rose and Joy (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)

Wii U Retail Download

Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft, €49.99 / £39.99)

Wii U DLC

Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Stranger Things Skin Pack (Mojang, €2.99 / £2.39)

Wii U Halloween Sale

Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo, €34.99 / £27.99 until 2nd November, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (Nintendo, €34.99 / £27.99 until 2nd November, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

Pandora's Tower (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 2nd November, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Capcom, €13.99 / £12.59 until 2nd November, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Project Zero 2: Wii Edition (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 2nd November, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Devil World (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Ghosts 'n Goblins (Capcom, €3.49 / £2.44 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (GBA) (Capcom, €4.89 / £4.40 until 2nd November, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (SNES) (Capcom, €5.59 / £3.84 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £5.49)

Super Castlevania IV (Konami, €5.59 / £3.84 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £5.49)

Castlevania (Konami, €3.49 / £2.44 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Konami, €3.49 / £2.44 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Konami, €3.49 / £2.44 until 2nd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Konami, €4.89 / £4.40 until 2nd November, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Konami, €4.89 / £4.40 until 2nd November, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Konami, €4.89 / £4.40 until 2nd November, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Castlevania: Dracula X (Konami, €5.59 / £3.84 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £5.49)

Darksiders II (THQ Nordic, €9.99 / £7.99 until 2nd November, normally €49.99 / £39.99)

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (THQ Nordic, €7.99 / £5.99 until 2nd November, normally €19.99 / £14.99)

Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games, €19.99 / £17.99 until 2nd November, normally €24.99 / £22.49)

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis, €13.49 / £12.14 until 2nd November, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Super Meat Boy (Blitworks, €12.60 / £11.70 until 2nd November, normally €14.00 / £13.00)

Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 16th November, normally €16.99 / £13.99)

Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €6.49 / £5.49 until 16th November, normally €12.99 / £10.99)

Year Walk (Simogo, €3.49 / £3.14 until 2nd November, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment, €4.75 / £4.28 until 2nd November, normally €13.99 / £12.59)

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Curve Digital, €2.39 / £1.99 until 2nd November, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

Family Tennis SP (Shin'en Multimedia, €3.74 / £2.99 until 16th November, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Nihilumbra (BeautiFun Games, €4.49 / £3.49 until 2nd November, normally €8.99 / £6.99)

Extreme Exorcism (Ripstone, €6.49 / £4.99 until 2nd November, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

Shadow Puppeteer (Snow Cannon, €7.49 / £6.74 until 2nd November, normally €14.99 / £13.49)

Slender: The Arrival (Blue Isle Studios, €2.24 / £1.59 until 2nd November, normally €8.99 / £6.39)

Terraria (505 Games, €14.99 / £13.49 until 9th November, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Unepic (Unepic fran, €3.99 / £3.59 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

How to Survive (505 Games, €3.49 / £3.14 until 2nd November, normally €13.99 / £12.59)

Ziggurat (Milkstone Studios, €7.50 / £6.00 until 2nd November, normally €15.00 / £12.00)

Flight of Light (Crystalline Green, €4.00 / £3.50 until 2nd November, normally €8.00 / £7.00)

Gear Gauntlet (Crystalline Green, €4.99 / £3.99 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

Totem Topple (Crystalline Green, €2.50 / £2.25 until 2nd November, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 2nd November, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Bird Mania Party (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89 until 2nd November, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Zombie Defense (Teyon, €3.99 / £3.59 until 2nd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 23rd November, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.91 until 23rd November, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.91 until 23rd November, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

A.C.E. - Alien Cleanup Elite (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 15th November, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Candy Hoarder (Nitrolic Games, €0.81 / £0.76 until 15th November, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

Citadale (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 15th November, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Citadale: The Legends Trilogy (Nitrolic Games, €4.66 / £3.98 until 15th November, normally €8.49 / £7.25)

Gravity+ (Nitrolic Games, €3.56 / £3.23 until 15th November, normally €6.49 / £5.89)

Mortar Melon (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 15th November, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Plenty of Fishies (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 15th November, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Rorrim (Nitrolic Games, €2.75 / £2.46 until 15th November, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Aqua TV (Extra Miles Studio, €0.94 / £0.79 until 2nd November, normally €4.70 / £3.99)

Breakout Defense (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.90 until 23rd November, normally €7.00 / £7.00)

Maze Break (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 23rd November, normally €7.00 / £6.00)


Plenty to choose from this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading this week?

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