Cubemen 2 Screen

It's time again, North American gamers, for details on the Nintendo Download treats that'll be available this week. We have new titles on both the Wii U and 3DS, while both Virtual Consoles also receive one game each; in addition there are some tempting demos and discounts to consider. Let's get to the details.

Missed the European Nintendo Download Update this week? Oh no! Still, don't fret, the details are all right here

Wii U eShop

Cubemen 2 (Nnooo, $7.99) — While the core of this game is real-time action strategy, its release has extra profile courtesy of its extensive cross-platform online multiplayer options, in addition to the ability to create and share levels while also enjoying those uploaded on other platforms. That's quite a technical feat, though we'll see whether that promise is squared off with top-notch gameplay in our upcoming review.

Ice Cream Surfer (Dolores Entertainment, $TBC) — The shoot 'em up genre has been rather under-served on the Wii U eShop, so the arrival of this colourful and slightly wacky title should be considered a cool moment (we're so sorry). Unfortunately we don't think it stands up to the heat (sorry again), as we explained in our Ice Cream Surfer review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Nobunaga's Ambition (Koei, $7.99) — This is an ambitious strategy Super NES title, with a name that may be familiar to those that enjoyed cross-over title Pokémon Conquest on DS. The depth of this title could be daunting or provide countless hours of entertainment, and we gave it a reasonable recommendation in our Wii Virtual Console Nobunaga's Ambition review.

Wii U eShop Permanent Discount

Jett Tailfin (HR Games, $24.95, previously $34.95)

3DS eShop

Tappingo 2 (Goodbye Galaxy Games, $2.99) — The sequel to the popular puzzle game that applies its own take on the genre, applying a spin to Picross-style principles. This new entry features over 100 new puzzles and a welcome zoom option to assist with larger images; we're working on a review, but in the meantime you can learn more about the game in our interview with Goodbye Galaxy Games.

3DS Virtual Console

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (Capcom, $4.99) — An oddity in the Street Fighter franchise, as it's absolutely nothing like its 2D fighting siblings. It is 2D, but aside from that this NES title is an action platformer spin-off with a sci-fi storyline — we'll be jumping in to see how it fares in our upcoming review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, $2.79 until 15th September, normally $3.99)

World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, $3.99 until 25th September, normally $5.99)

My Vet Practice 3D - In The Country (TREVA Entertainment, reduced until 24th September)

My Baby Pet Hotel 3D (TREVA Entertainment, reduced until 24th September)

3DS eShop Demo

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, free)

Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus, free)

Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)

We should also note that there's a sale to celebrate Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, with games focused on "Mario, Yoshi and more classic Nintendo characters"; at the time of writing that's all of the information that's been issued, but we'll let you know once details emerge.

That's the line-up for this week, North American gamers. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (301 votes)

  1. Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)13%
  2. Ice Cream Surfer (Wii U eShop)1%
  3. Nobunaga's Ambition (Wii U Virtual Console)4%
  4. Tappingo 2 (3DS eShop)6%
  5. Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (3DS Virtual Console)4%
  6. Brunch Panic (3DS eShop temporary discount)  0%
  7. World Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)  0%
  8. My Vet Practice 3D - In The Country (3DS eShop temporary discount)  0%
  9. My Baby Pet Hotel 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)  0%
  10. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS eShop demo)26%
  11. Bit Boy!! ARCADE (3DS eShop demo)3%
  12. Glory of Generals (3DS eShop demo)1%
  13. Nothing for me this week42%

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