Another week begins, and as per our custom in Europe that means we can get warmed up with news of the download treats on the way later this week. We have a few new Nindie efforts on Wii U and 3DS, Mega Man RPG goodness, and also some tempting discounts in the Wii U eShop 'Epic Indie Sale' - let's get to the details.
Wii U eShop
Never Alone (E-Line Media, €14.99 / £12.99 ) - A puzzle platformer playable in single player or two player co-op, this follows the adventures of Iñupiaq girl Nuna and her companion, an Arctic fox, as they attempt to find the source of the "eternal blizzard". This is full of rich history that's wonderfully presented, but we feel that there are notable design and technical issues with this Wii U version - check out our Never Alone review for details.
Funk of Titans (EnjoyUp Games, €8.99 / £8.09) - Developed by studio A Crowd of Monsters, not an actual crowd of monsters, this platformer splits over 40 levels across three worlds: Pop, Rap, and Rock. To quote a press release directly, you "show those jive-turkey Pagan Titans why funk is the music of the Gods! Funk-Fu for the win!" Unfortunately we weren't feeling it in our Funk of Titans review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun & Blue Moon (Capcom, €6.99 / £6.29) -The latest entry (in two variations) of this RPG spin-off series that graced the Game Boy Advance. This time around Lan and Mega Man have to worry about an asteroid heading to Earth and a NetNavi threatening the network, which sounds like a tough day at the office. We gave this a strong recommendation in our Mega Man Battle Network 4 review.
Wii U eShop 'Epic Indie Sale'
The offers in this promotion are applicable if you already own one or more of these Wii U eShop downloads on your system.
BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Choice Provisions, €4.79 / £3.99 until 23rd July, normally €11.99 / £9.99)
EDGE (Two Tribes, €0.79 / £0.71 until 23rd July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Black Forest Games, €5.99 / £5.19 until 23rd July, normally €14.99 / £12.99)
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios, €5.59 / £4.79 until 23rd July, normally €13.99 / £11.99)
Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward, €2.00 / £2.00 until 23rd July, normally €5.00 / £5.00)
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward, €3.99 / £3.59 until 23rd July, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
RUSH (Two Tribes, €0.79 / £0.71until 23rd July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (WayForward, €6.79 / £6.39 until 23rd July, normally €16.99 / £15.99)
Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party (KnapNok Games, €3.59 / £3.20 until 23rd July, normally €8.99 / £8.00)
Swords & Soldiers (Two Tribes, €1.19 / £0.99 until 23rd July, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
Toki Tori (Two Tribes, €0.79 / £0.69 until 23rd July, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Toki Tori 2 + (Two Tribes, €5.99 / £5.19 until 23rd July, normally €14.99 / £12.99)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €6.79 / £5.39 until 23rd July, normally €16.99 / £13.99)
Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €5.19 / £4.39 until 23rd July, normally €12.99 / £10.99)
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Spot the Differences: Party! (Sanuk Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 16th July, normally €5.00 / £4.49)
Bombing Bastards (Sanuk Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 16th July, normally €6.99 / £5.99)
Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (Spicysoft, €2.99 / £2.69) — It's taken longer than we expected to arrive in Europe, but this sequel to the rather popular bike / runner original is finally pedalling into view. This incorporates wackier areas and some fun power-ups, and we gave it a hearty recommendation in our Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy review.
3DS eShop DLC
Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy: Append Stage [Moon] (Spicysoft, free)
Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy: Append Stage [Ex] (Spicysoft, €0.99 / £0.89)
Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy: Append Stage [Tatsujin] (Spicysoft, €0.99 / £0.89)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Talking Phrasebook - 7 Languages (Sanuk Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 16th July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 23rd July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
That's the full European line-up for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.