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Another week begins, and as always we have the Nintendo Download Update for Europe to kick it off. The major arrival this week is the first New Nintendo 3DS exclusive, while there's also a rather zen puzzle experience on the 3DS eShop. There are plenty of discounts to consider too, so let's get to it.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive, €2.49 / £2.49 until 29th April, normally €4.99 / £4.99)

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, €7.99 / £6.69 until 9th April, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

3DS eShop

KAMI (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39) - A clever and visually appealing paper-based puzzle title in which you create folds for a relaxing experience. A hand-crafted Japanese paper theme and 63 puzzles come together well in this one, as we gave it a solid recommendation in our KAMI review.

New Nintendo 3DS Retail Download

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99) - The first release exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS, the impressive Wii RPG from Monolith Soft is brought across to the portable by Monster Games. It's a technical marvel to see this adventure on a small screen, and this is an experience that's demanding yet rewarding, with daunting depth and a campaign that requires dozens of hours to complete. We were very impressed in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review, describing it as "the biggest world we've experienced on such small screens."

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 9th April, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Tappingo (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.69 until 23rd April, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

The Legend of Dark Witch (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 23rd April, normally €3.99 / £3.49)

European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.19 until 23rd April, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, €7.99 / £6.69 until 9th April, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 30th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 30th April, normally €1.99 / £1.89)

PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 30th April, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 / £3.09 until 30th April, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 30th April, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 30th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 30th April, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.60 until 30th April, normally €4.00 / £3.20)

Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.60 until 30th April, normally €3.99 / £3.20)

3DS eShop Permanent Price Drop

Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69, was €6.66 / £6.66)

3DS HOME Theme Promotion

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D: The Monado (Nintendo, free) - A redemption code for this theme will be free with all eShop purchases of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D until 9th April.

That's everything for this week's update in Europe, which is notably (and disappointingly) low on new releases. Let us know what you'll be picking up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (203 votes)

  1. One of the Wii U eShop temporary discounts3%
  2. KAMI (3DS eShop)1%
  3. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo 3DS)22%
  4. One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts5%
  5. Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (3DS eShop permanent discount)1%
  6. Nothing for me this week68%

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Following this week's Nintendo Direct broadcast on 1st April, Azure Striker Gunvolt and BOXBOY! are now also available on the 3DS eShop. On the Wii U eShop there are four Virtual Console releases - Super Mario 64, WarioWare: Touched!, Donkey Kong 64 and Mario Kart DS.