It's another Monday morning, Europe, but we have the European download update to remind us of what treats await later this week. It's a small batch this week that nevertheless has some potential crackers, with major releases — download-only and retail — across both Wii U and 3DS. Let's get to the details.
Wii U eShop
Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko, €9.99 / £8.99) — This Wii U exclusive has suffered a couple of delays, but now arrives with its blend of rail-based shooting action. In a sense it's a strategic bullet hell title, as you manoeuvre through environments to find and rescue trapped cats; you primarily focus on the GamePad screen, while tips and a TV-style presentation are on the TV. It's set to offer some old-school challenge with a twist, and our review will be with you very soon.
Wii U Virtual Console
Mr. Driller 2 (Bandai Namco, €6.99 / £6.29) — A slightly surprising arrival, but a return for the Game Boy Advance range on Wii U after a short rest. This action puzzle franchise has had entries on Game Boy Color, GameCube, DS, DSiWare and WiiWare, while the series itself an offshoot of Dig Dug. We'll drill down into the details for our review.
Wii U Retail Download
Fit Music for Wii U (Oxygenes RL, €29.90 / £24.90)
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars — A full retail release in North America, this is a rare case of Atlus publishing a game itself in Europe, making it an eShop-only title in the region. A quirky JRPG with a cheeky premise, we enjoyed our spring fling with this title and gave it a strong recommendation in our Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars review.
3DS Retail Download
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) — Available from 16th May. Kirby's first solo adventure on the 3DS lands in Europe, bringing attractive visuals, new power-ups, clever use of autostereoscopic 3D and two sub-games to enjoy. We described this as a "pleasant package" and gave it a recommendation in our Kirby: Triple Deluxe review; those that buy on the eShop receive a free code for Kirby's Dream Land 2.
Those will be your options this week, Europe. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (211 votes)
- Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Wii U eShop)30%
- Mr. Driller 2 (Wii U Virtual Console)5%
- Fit Music for Wii U (Wii U retail download)1%
- Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (3DS eShop)3%
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS retail download)11%
- Nothing for me this week51%
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