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)
BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (Wii U eShop)
Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll (Wii U Virtual Console)
Kung-Fu Heroes (Wii U Virtual Console)
One of the Wii U eShop temporary discounts
OlliOlli (3DS eShop)
Proun+ (3DS eShop)
Music On: Electric Guitar (3DS eShop)
League of Heroes (3DS eShop)
Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit (3DS retail download)
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (3DS retail download)
Best of Casual Games (3DS retail download)
Hollywood Fame: Hidden Object Adventure (3DS retail download)
One of the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC tracks
One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts
Nothing for me this week
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