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It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in North America, and this week serves up a fairly diverse range of options. We have two promising Indie efforts on Wii U, while a certain GBA Virtual Console release with 'Golden' in the title may go down well. The 3DS has a couple of interesting options and a few others that we wouldn't heartily recommend, while both stores have some rather decent discounts. Let's get to the details.

Missed the European Nintendo Download Update details earlier in the week? Don't cry yet, as the details can be found right here.

Wii U eShop

Astral Breakers (Intropy, $4.99) - When we say this is a coloured tile matching game, the temptation may be to switch off. To be fair to this one, though, it shakes up the formula a little; those astral breakers mix up the gameplay, while the competitive element also adds to this one's appeal. We gave it a solid recommendation in our Astral Breakers review.

Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nostatic Games, $1.99) - The second release from this studio to make its way to Wii U, this has a similar visual style to The Quiet Collection but is a twitch-reaction runner; there'll be multiple difficulty modes available, too. We'll get running and bring you a review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Nintendo, $7.99) — This Game Boy Advance sequel to its much-loved predecessor tackles the same world and events from new perspectives. The continuation of this series on the Wii U Virtual Console will no doubt please fans, and those that have completed the first game can transfer their data to this entry to unlock items and more; we gave this a strong recommendation in our Golden Sun: The Lost Age review.

Onimusha Tactics (Capcom, $6.99) - Based on the popular Onimusha series of action titles, this Game Boy Advance release takes place on a grid-based battlefield where the player has to defeat opposing forces in a turn-based conflict. It's a lot like Final Fantasy Tactics, as the name suggests. Although it doesn't follow the plot of its home console predecessors, several familiar faces make an appearance during the adventure. We'll get cracking on a review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, $4.99 from 10th August to 17th August, normally $14.99)

GetClose: A Game for RIVALS (Wombat Source, $0.99 until 27th August, normally $2.99)

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital, $7.49 until 27th August, normally $14.99)

BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX, $1.00 until 30th September, normally $2.99)

BLOK DROP X Twisted Fusion (RCMADIAX, $1.00 until 30th September, normally $2.99)

POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (RCMADIAX, $0.50 until 30th September, normally $1.49)

SHUT THE BOX (RCMADIAX, $0.50 until 30th September, normally $1.49)

PENTAPUZZLE (RCMADIAX, $1.50 until 30th September, normally $4.49)

Spikey Walls (RCMADIAX, $0.50 until 30th September, normally $1.49)

TOSS N GO (RCMADIAX, $0.50 until 30th September, normally $1.49)

Plenty of Fishies (Nitrolic Games, $2.99 until 30th September, normally $4.99)

Tiny Galaxy (Arcane Pixel Games, $3.99 from 7th August to 30th September, normally $5.99)

3DS eShop

PICROSS e6 (Jupiter, $5.99) - This series of quality puzzle titles keeps on going, with this one said to include over 300 puzzles. The formula is likely to be the same as its predecessors, but we'll give it a whirl for a review.

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto (Sonic Powered Co., $19.99) - The latest entry in this series in which you gently guide your train around the rails, this may have some appeal to Nintendo fans as it takes place on the Eizan Electric Railway around the company's home city. We'll find a suitable train driver's hat and get working on a review.

Best of Arcade Games - Brick Breaker (Bigben Interactive, $9.99) - Exactly as the title suggests, this aims to recreate the simple but fun arcade action of breaking bricks. With 50 levels and a little twist that allows you to control the ball directly in the final few seconds of a stage, this is competent, but as explained in our Best of Arcade Games - Brick Breaker review it's little more than that.

Best of Arcade Games - Tetraminos (Bigben Interactive, $9.99) - This series of re-jigged classics continues with some block placing puzzle shenanigans. We've been underwhelmed by some other entries in this series, and this one joins that list; we were quite critical of it in our Best of Arcade Games - Tetraminos review.

Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (MSL, $5.99) — This is a 3DS-specific version of the DSiWare game of the same name. It's match-3 puzzling, in summary, and we were thoroughly unimpressed in our Jewel Quest 4 Heritage review.

3DS Retail Download

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (Atlus, $49.99) - Released earlier in the week, this is a fantastic re-imagining of the DS original, with plenty of free and paid DLC also thrown in. You can get the full lowdown in our detailed Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (Atlus, $14.99 until 10th August, normally $29.99)

Citizens of Earth (Atlus, $4.99 from 10th August to 17th August, normally $14.99)

Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, on discount until 27th August)

KAMI (CIRCLE Entertainment, on discount until 27th August)

Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, on discount until 27th August)

3DS eShop Permanent Discounts

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, $19.99 from 10th August, was $29.99)

A-Train 3D: City Simulator (Natsume, $19.99, was $29.99)

3DS eShop Demo

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto (Sonic Powered Co., free)

3DS HOME Themes


Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition

That's everything for this week in North America - let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week?