It's the first Nintendo Download update of the new year, with the European line-up offering some intriguing options on the Switch eShop, in particular. In addition there's some DLC and a nice batch of discounts to consider, so let's get to it.

Switch eShop New Releases

Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games, €7,99 / £7.19) - Get ready for some speed with your family and friends.

Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (Lightwood Games, €7,99 / £6.99) - Solve puzzles with a friend - or the whole family - with co-op play for up to 4 players using any combination of controllers.

ACA NEOGEO KING OF THE MONSTERS (HAMSTER, €6,99 / £6.29) - In this classic Neo Geo game players choose from one of the six monsters available, and battle their way across Japan in order to claim the title of strongest monster. As we found in our review when it landed on the Wii Virtual Console back in 2008, it's not the most amazing game.

Switch eShop Preorder

The Escapists 2 (Team17 Digital, €19.99 / £19.99, Pre-order from 4th Jan, available to download on 11th Jan) - Bust out anywhere, with anyone on the Nintendo Switch. Team up with another inmate for local two player split-screen mode, taking a Joy-Con each to either team up to break out, or work against one another to determine who’s the quickest convict to make an escape.

Special Offers

Nintendo Switch

  • NBA Playgrounds - Enhanced Edition (Saber Interactive Incorporated) now €9,99 / £8.99 until Sun 14th Jan, normally €19,99 / £17.99
  • 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) now €34,99 / £27.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €49,99 / £39.99
  • ARMS (Nintendo) now €47,99 / £39.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €59,99 / £49.99
  • Flip Wars (Nintendo) now €6,99 / £6.29 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €9,99 / £8.99
  • Super Beat Sports (Harmonix) now €11,99 / £10.79 until Mon 8th Jan, normally €14,99 / £13.49
  • Spellspire (10tons) now €7,99 / £7.19 until Wed 10th Jan, normally €9,99 / £8.99

Wii U

  • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) now €29,99 / £24.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €59,99 / £49.99*
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo) now €17,49 / £13.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €24,99 / £19.99*
  • Nintendo Selects: Mario Party 10 (Nintendo) now €17,49 / £13.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €24,99 / £19.99*
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) now €19.99 / £17.49 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €39,99 / £34.99*
  • Super Mario 64 (Nintendo) now €4,99 / £4.49 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €9,99 / £8.99*
  • Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games) now €2,49 / £2.24 until Thu 1st Feb, normally €4,99 / £4.49

Wii U (Wii Download)

  • Kirby's Adventure Wii (Nintendo) now €13,99 / £12.59 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €19,99 / £17.99*
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) - €9,99 / £8.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €19,99 / £17.99*

Nintendo 3DS

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) now €27,99 / £24.49 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €39,99 / £34.99*
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo) now €31,49 / £27.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €44,99 / £39.99*
  • Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) now €31,49 / £27.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €44,99 / £39.99*
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo) now €31,49 / £27.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €44,99 / £39.99*
  • Miitopia (Nintendo) now €27,99 / £24.49 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €39,99 / £34.99*
  • Picross 3D: Round 2 (Nintendo) now €24,49 / £20.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €34,99 / £29.99*
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo) now €27,99 / £24.49 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €39,99 / £34.99*
  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) now €27,99 / £24.49 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €39,99 / £34.99*
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) now €31,49 / £27.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €44,99 / £39.99*
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo) now €13,99 / £11.19 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €19,99 / £15.99*
  • Tomodachi Life (Nintendo) now €27,99 / £24.49 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €39,99 / £34.99*
  • Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (Nintendo) now €6,99 / £6.29 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €9,99 / £8.99*
  • Fallblox (Nintendo) now €5,59 / £5.03 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €7,99 / £7.19*
  • Pocket Card Jockey (Nintendo) now €3,49 / £3.14 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €6,99 / £6.29*
  • Pullblox (Nintendo) now €4,19 / £3.77 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €5,99 / £5.39*
  • Tank Troopers (Nintendo) now €3,99 / £3.59 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €7,99 / £7.19*
  • Dragon Sinker (KEMCO) now €6,99 / £6.29 until Thu 18th Jan, normally €9,99 / £8.99
  • Sssnakes (EnjoyUp Games) now €1,97 / £1.77 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €2,99 / £2.69

* My Nintendo members only

DLC / Add-On Content

Nintendo Switch

  • NBA Playgrounds - Unlock Roster (Saber Interactive Incorporated) - €9,99 / £8.99
  • NBA Playgrounds - Hot N Frosty (Saber Interactive Incorporated) - €9,99 / £8.99
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe: Pic-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games) - €3,99 / £3.49

Other

Wii U (Wii Download)

  • Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) - €9,99 / £8.99 until Thu 11th Jan, normally €19,99 / £17.99

Nintendo Switch

  • WWE 2K18 Digital Deluxe Edition (2K, Bundle) - €64,99 / £57.99 previously €89,99 / £79.99

That's everything for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the comments below.