It's Monday, which means the start of another week, though European Nintendo fans at least have the benefit of the Nintendo Download Update news to brighten the day. This week brings us some excellent titles, old and new, across both the Wii U and 3DS, while there's a major game update that brings some reasonably controversial DLC with it. There's also more DLC, a cross-buy deal and more, so let's get on with it.
Wii U eShop
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €8.99 / £6.99) — The 3DS eShop favourite finally hits the Wii U this week, with improved visuals and animation contributing to the enhancement of the excellent exploration title. With a great soundtrack and impressive gameplay hook this joins the list of must-haves on the Wii U's store, as our SteamWorld Dig review explains.
Wii U eShop Promotion
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €6.49 / £4.99 if you already own the 3DS version on the same Nintendo Network ID)
Wii U Virtual Console
Mario Golf: Advance Tour (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) — This entry in the plumber's golf spin-off series emphasizes its efforts to incorporate RPG aspects into the basic gameplay, which is an area that some fans of these portable sports games particularly love. We'll get into the swing of it for our review.
Wii U DLC
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, free) — The modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s will be added as available DLC following the game's update on 27th August.
Zen Pinball 2 (Zen Studio) — Details listed below, all of these tables have a free trial available.
- The Walking Dead — €2.99 / £2.39
- Doctor Strange — €2.99 / £2.39
- Deadpool — €2.99 / £2.39
- Guardians of the Galaxy — €2.99 / £2.39
3DS Virtual Console
Mega Man V (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59) — The final Game Boy Mega Man title finally arrives, and it's a good 'un. It diverges — like its predecessor — from mimicking NES versions closely and proceeds to serve up plenty of new weapons to try and bosses to fight. It's a fitting end to the Blue Bomber's Game Boy saga, receiving a glowing recommendation in our Mega Man V review.
3DS eShop Retail Download
Outback Pet Rescue 3D (TREVA Entertainment, €29.99 / £24.99)
3DS eShop Temporary Discount
Secrets of the Titanic (Avanquest, €4.99 / £4.99 until 11th September, normally €10.99 / £9.99)
That's everything for this week, European gamers. Let us know what you're planning to download in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (313 votes)
SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop)
Mario Golf: Advance Tour (Wii U Virtual Console)
Mario Kart 8 DLC (Wii U)
All four Zen Pinball tables (Wii U eShop)
Zen Pinball 2 - The Walking Dead (Wii U eShop)
Zen Pinball 2 - Doctor Strange (Wii U eShop)
Zen Pinball 2 - Deadpool (Wii U eShop)
Zen Pinball 2 - Guardians of the Galaxy (Wii U eShop)
Mega Man V (3DS Virtual Console)
Outback Pet Rescue 3D (3DS retail download)
Secrets of the Titanic (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Nothing for me this week
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