It's a day later than normal, but the Nintendo Download Update news for Europe is here, letting us know what we can look forward to on 19th June. There are quite a few new downloads across Wii U and 3DS, as it happens, along with a retro run-and-gun title, some discounts and retail DLC. Let's get to it.
Wii U eShop
Pullblox World (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) — The first HD adventure of Mallo, this entry returns to the block pulling mechanics of the first 3DS title, throwing in a host of new puzzles and improved QR-code sharing options through Miiverse; it also supports compatible puzzles from the portable equivalent. It's suitably adjusted for the big screen and is as charming as ever, as we explained in our Pullblox World review.
Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €7.99 / £7.19) — This title was released on almost every system imaginable in the '90s, including the Super NES, and is considered as one of the early 'art' stylised games, a genre positively bursting at the seams in this download game era. Its return in remastered form is exciting for many older gamers as a result, and should probably grab the interest of some younger adventurers too. We'll see whether this fresh release does the original justice in our review.
Monkey Pirates (Henchmen Studios, €4.99 / £4.49) — This is a sea combat title in which you take on the role of, yep, a monkey pirate; there are multiple arenas and battles to take on along with various upgrades to earn. It could be a fun time on the high seas, and we'll check it out.
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €2.99 / £2.99) — We were fans of the original Color Zen on the Wii U and 3DS stores, so it'll be interesting to see how this 'kids' version of the cerebral and stylish puzzler stacks up; we'll find out soon in our review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Super C (Konami, €4.99 / £3.49) — Originally known as Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces in Europe, this is actually the second entry in the famous run-and-gun series that was released on NES. It's a classic genre of which this was one of the earlier representatives, and we gave this a solid recommendation in our Super C review. This is the US version of the game.
Wii U Retail Download
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €39.99 / £29.99)
Wii U eShop Promotion
Toki Tori 2+ (Two Tribes, €2.99 / £2.50 until 3rd July, normally €14.99 / £12.99)
Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €7.99 / £7.19) — As per the Wii U release above, this title arrives on the 3DS to offer up an on-the-go alternative; we'll bring you our review soon.
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €2.99 / £2.99) — As per the Wii U release listed above.
BearShark (Barnstorm Games, €1.99 / £1.79) — Released in North America a little over a year ago, this is based on an animated series that was once on the little-used Nintendo Video service. It's an endless runner that should, in theory, have some zany humour to enjoy, though we found that it was bland and sub-par in every way in our BearShark review.
3DS Retail Download
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €29.99 / £24.99)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 17th July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
Fractured Soul (Endgame Studios, €3.99 / £3.59 until 3rd July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
3DS eShop DLC
Mario Golf: World Tour: Star Pack (Nintendo, €5.99 / £5.39 or free if a season pass was previously purchased) — This includes Rosalina as a playable character and two new courses, Mario’s Star and Rock-Candy Mines.
Mario Golf: World Tour: Free-Trial Course Pack (Nintendo, Free)
That's it for this week, European gamers. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (205 votes)
- Pullblox World (Wii U eShop)36%
- Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Wii U eShop)14%
- Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop)2%
- Color Zen Kids (Wii U eShop) 0%
- Super C (Wii U Virtual Console)3%
- How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Wii U retail download) 0%
- Toki Tori 2+ (Wii U eShop temporary discount)6%
- Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (3DS eShop)4%
- Color Zen Kids (3DS eShop) 0%
- BearShark (3DS eShop) 0%
- How To Train Your Dragon 2 (3DS retail download) 0%
- Aqua Moto Racing 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Fractured Soul (3DS eShop temporary discount)1%
- Mario Gold: World Tour - Star Pack (3DS DLC)7%
- Just the free Mario Golf DLC trial for me1%
- Nothing for me this week26%
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