Metroid Zero Mission

It's time to brighten up Monday mornings in Europe, with the latest Nintendo Download Update having decent odds of achieving that goal. We have a mix of strong Wii, Indie and Game Boy Advance titles on the Wii U, an exciting retro remaster on 3DS and a whole load of discounts from WayForward, Capcom and more. There's plenty to consider, so let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - We have our next Wii game on the eShop, and this time around it's the brilliant Next Level Games iteration in Nintendo's iconic arcade boxing series. The core gameplay from the classics is retained, along with some optional motion controls, and this one sports some attractive visuals and goofy opponents. We were huge fans of this in our Punch-Out!! review.

The Fall (Over the Moon, €9.99 / £6.99) - An innovative Indie adventure title that's won awards for its storytelling, in particular, you play the role of an Artificial Intelligence as you explore and gradually bend the rules of robotics. Though this is an enjoyable experience, we felt it tripped up a little in controls and structure - we did, nevertheless, give it a recommendation in our The Fall review.

My Style Studio: Notebook (Cypronia, €2.99 / £2.69) - This offers the opportunity to take notes (obviously), draw, paint or make flipbooks on your GamePad, with Miiverse sharing thrown in. It'll go up against some similar apps on Wii U (with others on 3DS), but we'll get meta by taking review notes in the game as we work on letting you know what we think.

Wii U Virtual Console

Metroid: Zero Mission (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) - Most definitely a welcome arrival, this is more than a simple remaster of the original Metroid on NES, but features far superior visuals, notable tweaks to the environment and your abilities, in addition to all-new content once you reach the 'end'. It's a retro remaster that goes way beyond the typical requirements - we'll be bringing you a review very soon.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward, €2.49 / £2.24 until 19th March, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward, €1.25 / £1.25 until 19th March, normally €5.00 / £5.00)

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (WayForward, 12.74 / £11.99 until 19th March, normally €16.99 / £15.99)

3DS eShop

3D Out Run (Sega, €4.99 / £4.49) - Sega's range of 3D remasters continues with this classic arcade racer, which was enormously popular in its time while pushing truly impressive visuals. We can look forward to the usual M2 upgrades here, with this particular release boasting a Special mode with new tracks and smoother framerate, all with the classic high-tempo driving action. We'll get into gear to bring you a review.

Shanghai Mahjong (Bigben Interactive, €7.99 / £7.19) - There are so many Mahjong games to choose from on the 3DS, with this one promising five modes; we'll see whether it can stand out from the crowd in our review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Mighty Switch Force! (WayForward, €1.49 / £1.34 until 19th March, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward, €1.25 / £1.25 until 19th March, normally €5.00 / £5.00)

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (WayForward, €12.74 / £11.99 until 19th March, normally €16.99 / £15.99)

3D Altered Beast (Sega, €2.49 / £2.24 until 19th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Ecco the Dolphin (Sega, €2.49 / £2.04 until 19th March, normally €4.49 / £4.09)

3D Galaxy Force II (Sega, €2.49 / £2.24 until 19th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Streets of Rage (Sega, €2.49 / £2.24 until 19th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (Sega, €2.49 / £2.24 until 19th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Super Hang-On (Sega, €2.49 / £2.24 until 19th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3D Space Harrier (Sega, €2.49 / £2.24 until 19th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom, €13.99 / £11.19 until 26th March, normally €24.99 / £19.99)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom, €22.49 / £18.74 until 26th March, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Hello Kitty Happy Happy Family (Bigben Interactive, €19.99 / £16.99 until 19th March, normally €34.99 / £29.99)

Real Heroes Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 26th March, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 26th March, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 26th March, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

3DS eShop Permanent Discounts

Undead Bowling (Joindots, £4.99, was £5.99)

Crazy Construction (Joindots, €6.99 / £4.99, was €19.99 / £5.99)

Atlantic Quest (Joindots, 6.99 / £4.99, was- €19.99 / £5.99)

Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, £3.19, was £3.49)

Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, £3.19, was £3.59)

That's everything for this week in Europe. Let us know what you'll be downloading in the comments and poll below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (257 votes)

  1. Punch-Out!! (Wii U eShop)3%
  2. The Fall (Wii U eShop)2%
  3. My Style Studio: Notebook (Wii U eShop)  0%
  4. Metroid: Zero Mission (Wii U Virtual Console)35%
  5. One of the Wii U eShop discounts5%
  6. 3D Out Run (3DS eShop)13%
  7. Shanghai Mahjong (3DS retail download)  0%
  8. One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts26%
  9. One of the 3DS eShop permanent discounts  0%
  10. Nothing for me this week15%

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