Swords & Soldiers II

It's time for another Monday morning to be brightened up by upcoming download delights, and this week's European Nintendo Download Update has some promising choices. On the Wii U we have an exclusive from Ronimo Games, a soft and cuddly Good-Feel game and a classic N64 title, while there are also a whole load of discounts and demos to consider. Let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games, €18.99 / £16.99) - A Wii U exclusive and sequel to one of the finest Wiiware games, this is a real time strategy game with a side-on 2D perspective. You can play as Vikings, Persians or Demons in local multiplayer, while the meat of the experience is likely to be in the campaign. We anticipate humour and lovely cartoon visuals in this one, too; we'll let you know whether it lives up to its potential in our review.

Baila Latino (O2 Games, €29.90 / £24.90) - O2 Games don't have a very good track record on the Wii U eShop, with all their games to date performing horribly in reviews. Let's see how this dance game created with the choreography of professional dancers Carlo Romano and Vera Sokolova, from the prestigious "Carolyn Smith Dance Academy" does in our upcoming review.

Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo, €14.99 / £13.49 until 28th May, then €19.99 / £17.99) - This was Good-Feel's first dabble in platforming with the yarn effect, taking its idea and applying it to the typically cute Kirby franchise. It proved to be a true gem on the Wii and we're pleased to see it make its way to the eShop; we absolutely loved this in our Kirby's Epic Yarn review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Paper Mario (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - This is the Nintendo 64 title where Mario's paper-based RPG adventures began. Though it's a relatively linear adventure it's full of wit and innovation, setting up a variety of sequels in the generations to follow. We described this as a "true classic" in our Paper Mario review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Shiny the Firefly (Padaone Games, €6.99 / £6.29 until 20th June, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital, €6.99 / £6.49 until 4th June, normally €13.99 / £12.99)

Thomas Was Alone (Curve Digital, €3.99 / £3.99 until 4th June, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Curve Digital, €5.99 / £4.99 until 4th June, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

The Swapper (Curve Digital, €7.49 / £5.99 until 4th June, normally €14.99 / £11.99)

OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €4.99 / £3.99 until 4th June, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

Master Reboot (Wales Interactive, €5.99 / £4.99 until 18th June, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

Wii U eShop Demo

Shiny the Firefly (Padaone Games, free)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

3D Game Collection (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.69 until 4th June, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.69 until 4th June, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 4th June, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.99 until 4th June, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Safari Quest (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.99 until 4th June, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Urban Trial Freestyle (Tait Multimedia, €1.99 / £1.69 until 4th June, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Akaoni Studio, €4.99 / £4.49 until 21st June, normally €7.00 / £6.30)

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, €14.99 / £13.49 until 28th May, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

3DS eShop Demo

Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)

3DS HOME Theme

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo, free)

That's everything on the way to the European eShop stores this week. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (217 votes)

  1. Swords & Soldiers II (Wii U eShop)8%
  2. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii U eShop)11%
  3. Paper Mario (Wii U Virtual Console)28%
  4. Baila Latino (Wii U eShop)  0.5%
  5. One of the Wii U eShop temporary discounts9%
  6. Shiny the Firefly (Wii U eShop demo)  0.5%
  7. One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts2%
  8. Adventure Bar Story (3DS eShop demo)4%
  9. Code Name S.T.E.A.M. (3DS HOME Theme)12%
  10. Nothing for me this week25%

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