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It's time for the weekly Nintendo Download Update, North America, and this week brings a relatively short list for consideration. The Game Boy Advance library on the Wii U Virtual Console grows again, while we have a mix of helicopter action and comic book production over on the 3DS. Besides those additions we have a collection of discounts, with reductions on a few of the premium downloads across both current Nintendo systems. All the details are below.

Did you miss the Nintendo Download Update for Europe earlier this week? Fret not, the details are all right here.

Wii U Virtual Console

Mr. Driller 2 (Bandai Namco, $6.99) — 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. A decent addition to the Game Boy Advance library on Wii U, this nevertheless fails to convert a solid idea into enticing modes and gameplay ideas — it had a reasonable if limited recommendation in our Mr. Driller 2 review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation, $4.99 until 24th July, normally $9.99)

3DS eShop

Strike Force Foxx (Big John Games, $4.99) — Perhaps a title to tempt retro gamers and newcomers alike, this is a 2D action game in which you unleash explosive mayhem with a Razor-One helicopter. This has more than 35 mission to take on, and we'll see whether it flies straight in our upcoming review.

Comic Workshop (Collavier Corporation, $7.99) — This is certainly promising in principal, as it's a tool set to enable you to create your own comics and manga, with various lessons and templates to help you along. Another potential purchase for those with artistic ambitions, we'll put this to the test for our review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, $4.49 until 31st July, normally $8.99)

escapeVektor (Nnooo, $3.99 until 31st July, normally $6.99)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, $3.99 until 21st August, normally $5.99)

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, discounted from 21st July until 4th August)

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (Atlus, discounted from 21st July until 4th August)

A limited line-up this week, which nevertheless has a few tempting options. Let us know what you plan to pick up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (313 votes)

  1. Mr. Driller 2 (Wii U Virtual Console)5%
  2. Little Inferno (Wii U eShop temporary discount)7%
  3. Strike Force Foxx (3DS eShop)4%
  4. Comic Workshop (3DS eShop)6%
  5. SteamWorld Dig (3DS eShop temporary discount)11%
  6. escapeVektor (3DS eShop temporary discount)2%
  7. Snow Moto Racing 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)  0%
  8. Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS eShop temporary discount)2%
  9. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS eShop temporary discount)1%
  10. Nothing for me this week63%

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