It's the beginning of another week, and though the UK Nintendo Download Update details and pricing haven't been issued due to a public Holiday, the information for the European region as a whole has still been released (with thanks to Daan Koopman for his assistance). This week's update includes retail releases on both the Wii U and 3DS, along with DLC, a DS treat and more besides. Let's get to the details.
Wii U Virtual Console
Yoshi's Island DS (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - Nintendo extends its DS download collection in Europe with this typically colourful Yoshi adventure. It has many of the standard features you'd expect of a Yoshi game, and we quite enjoyed it in our Yoshi's Island DS review.
Wii U Retail Download
Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush (Nintendo, €35.99 / £31.49 if you own another Kirby download on the same NNID, otherwise €39.99 / £34.99) - This latest Kirby adventure continues some of the gameplay ideas seen in the 2005 DS title Canvas Curse, this time utilising the GamePad screen. It's utterly charming, as expected, and features co-op support for buddies that fancy playing as Waddle Dee and enjoying the gorgeous visuals on the TV. We enjoyed this, though also had some reservations, and you can get the full assessment in our Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush review. Available from 8th May.
Wii U DLC
The following tables and packs will be available in Zen Pinball 2, as trials or full purchases.
Zen Pinball 2: Iron & Steel Pack (free or €4.99 / £3.99) - includes the CastleStorm and Wild West Rampage tables.
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron (free or €2.99 / £2.95)
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Puddle (Neko Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until until 14th May, normally €6.99 / £6.29)
TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 21st May, normally €7.99 / £6.99)
Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39 until 21st May, normally €7.99 / £5.99)
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €4.49 / £3.49 until 28th May, normally €8.99 / £6.99)
Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €8.99 / £7.69 until 21st May, normally €12.99 / £10.99)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until until 21st May, normally €16.99 / £13.99)
Wii U eShop Demo
Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, free)
Bloo Kid 2 (Winterworks, €3.99 / £3.49) - The original Bloo Kid is a retro-style platformer on smart devices, with the sequel now jumping onto Nintendo's portable. Promising five worlds of nine levels each at a budget price, this has certainly caught our interest; we'll let you know what we think in a review.
3DS Retail Download
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (Nintendo, €29.99 / £24.99) - In a deal that certainly offers reasonable value, we have both the original 3DS iteration of the franchise and the Nintendo's Mario version in one package. Blending match-three combo making with elements of RPGs and adventure games, you have to battle through stages (or a quest depending on which game you're playing) to save the world or Princess. Essentially two games for the price of one, we'll let you know what we think in a review.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, €29.99 / £16.99 until 14th May, normally €39.99 / £29.99)
Bella Sara 2 - The Magic of Drasilmare (Bigben Entertainment, €19.99 until until 14th May, normally €34.99)
AeternoBlade (Corecell, €7.99 / £7.19 until until 21st May, normally €14.99 / £13.50)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, €9.99 / £8.99 until 14th May, normally €19.99 / £17.99)
Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 28th May, normally €3.99 / £3.19)
Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.49 until 28th May, normally €3.99 / £3.39)
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €4.49 / £3.99 until 21st May, normally €8.99 / £7.99)
3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.59 until 21st May, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 21st May, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
Crazy Construction (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 21st May, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
Undead Bowling (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 21st May, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.39 until 14th May, normally €7.19)
3DS eShop Permanent Discount
Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79)
3DS HOME Theme
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Hunter's Weapon Gallery (Capcom, free until 4th July)
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? (288 votes)
- Yoshi's Island DS5%
- Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush13%
- Zen Pinball 2 DLC (Wii U)4%
- One of the Wii U eShop temporary discounts3%
- Trine Enchanted Edition (Wii U demo)4%
- Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS retail download)11%
- One of the 3DS eShop temporary discounts5%
- Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (3DS eShop permanent discount) 0%
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Hunter's Weapon Gallery (3DS HOME Theme)23%
- Nothing for me this week32%
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