Another week begins, and Nintendo of Europe has served up its Download Update details with some promising releases on the way. We have some rad cross-buy for Wii U and 3DS gamers, mash-ups, retro games making their first appearances in Europe and much more. Let's get to it.
Wii U eShop
OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €8.49 / £6.79 until 19th March, then €9.99 / £7.99) - The popular twitch-reflex skateboarding title from Roll7 makes its way to Nintendo hardware, with a whole load of tricks, combos and grinds to master. It features tricky stages, online leaderboards and daily online challenges to take on, all with tight controls; critically acclaimed on PSN, we'll let you know how it stacks up on Wii U. You could always check out our preview while you wait. Available in cross-buy - purchase on Wii U or 3DS and get the other version free, providing both are on the same Nintendo Network ID.
BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (RCMADIAX, €2.99 / £2.69) - As the name makes clear this blends the Nintendo Web Framework falling block puzzler with the upcoming Twisted Fusion; it applies some twists to the minimalist puzzling of the first RCMADIAX title. We rather liked this in our BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll (Culture Brain, €4.99 / £3.49) - This title never made it to Europe when it was originally released in the late '80s, with this release giving the region a first look at its blend of sidescrolling stages and one-on-one fights. We'll summon our inner-Ninja and bring you a review soon. This is the US version of the game.
Kung-Fu Heroes (Culture Brain, €4.99 / £3.49) - Another NES title that wasn't originally released in Europe, this one adopts a top-down performance and is primarily an action beat 'em up, with plenty of retro style. We'll crack some skulls and bring you a review. This is the US version of the game.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Master Reboot (Wales Interactive, €5.99 / £4.99 until 1st April, normally €11.99 / £9.99)
Tengami (Nyamyam, €3.99 / £3.49 until 12th March, normally €7.99 / £6.99)
OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €8.49 / £6.79 until 19th March, then €9.99 / £7.99) - The same game on the go, this does have a slightly more zoomed out perspective, yet otherwise has all of the same dual screen and online features. We'll bring you a review soon, and also covered this portable entry in the preview linked above. Available in cross-buy - purchase on Wii U or 3DS and get the other version free, providing both are on the same Nintendo Network ID.
Proun+ (Engine Software, €4.99 / £4.50 until 19th March, then €5.99 / £5.39) - Originally on smart devices, this has a simple momentum-based concept in which you guide a ball along tricky on-rails courses, trying to avoid obstacles as your speed increases. It's a simple concept infused with stylish visuals and an excellent soundtrack - we'll bring you a review soon, but we certainly enjoyed our time with this in our Proun+ preview.
Music On: Electric Guitar (Abylight, €1.99 / £1.89) - Originally part of a series of releases on DSiWare, this allows you to recreate chords, pedal effects and more on your 3DS, a virtual stylus-based guitar to replace your air variation. Back in the day we thought this was solid enough, but will bust out some tunes for a review of this updated version.
League of Heroes (Gamelion, €3.99 / £3.59) - This is a relatively simple hack 'n slash top-down experience, and includes some abilities to improve armour and abilities that bring the Monster Hunter series to mind. We gave this a reasonable recommendation in our League of Heroes review, highlighting a lack of depth in gameplay as a shortcoming.
3DS Retail Download
Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit (Nintendo, €29.99 / £24.99) - The latest entry in the popular series, which is packed with positive reinforcement and cuteness; we gave this a solid recommendation in our Cooking Mama 5 review. Available from 6th March.
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (Nintendo, €29.99 / £24.99) - Available from 6th March.
Best of Casual Games (Bigben Interactive, €24.99 / £19.99)
Hollywood Fame: Hidden Object Adventure (Bigben Interactive, €24.99 / £19.99)
3DS Retail DLC
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix, €0.99 / £0.89) - The following tracks will be available to buy:
- Hills of Radiant Winds BMS
- Into the Thick of It FMS
- Battle with Magus BMS
- Beat Them Up! BMS
- Apoplexy BMS
- Assault BMS
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
WAKEDAS (Circle Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 26th March, normally €2.99 / £2.50)
Witch & Hero (Circle Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 26th March, normally €4.00 / £3.60)
World Conqueror 3D (Circle Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.59 until 26th March, normally €4.99 / £4.29)
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? (175 votes)
- OlliOlli (Wii U eShop)14%
- BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (Wii U eShop)1%
- Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll (Wii U Virtual Console) 0%
- Kung-Fu Heroes (Wii U Virtual Console)1%
- One of the Wii U eShop temporary discounts17%
- OlliOlli (3DS eShop)5%
- Proun+ (3DS eShop)1%
- Music On: Electric Guitar (3DS eShop) 0%
- League of Heroes (3DS eShop)1%
- Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit (3DS retail download)1%
- Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (3DS retail download) 0%
- Best of Casual Games (3DS retail download) 0%
- Hollywood Fame: Hidden Object Adventure (3DS retail download) 0%
- One of the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC tracks6%
- One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts1%
- Nothing for me this week54%
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