Another week begins, and we have the European Nintendo Download Update details to sink our teeth into. This week has plenty to offer with some major retail releases, some rather nice New 3DS Virtual Console offerings, a range of promising download-only options and some fantastic demos and discounts. Let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Tumblestone (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, €24.99 / £19.99) - An action puzzle game that aims to make a big splash in the genre, this one aims to reinvent the match-3 genre while including plenty of content; there's a story mode, local and online multiplayer, an Arcade mode and 'quests', as examples. It seems extremely promising, but we'll see whether it stacks up in a review.

Bit Dungeon+ (Dolores Entertainment, £4.99) - This top-down roguelike features two-player co-op and procedurally generated levels; there are six different level themes, over 40 individual enemies and a horde of massive bosses to defeat. There are also various unlockables to uncover as well as multiple endings. We'll dive into it and let you know what we think.

Dracula's Legacy (Joindots, €7.99 / £5.99) - Although its summary makes bold noises about a character being trapped and trying to escape from monsters, this appears to be a release of a hidden object game previously found on PC. We'll see if it has any life in it with a review.

Hurry Up! Bird Hunter (EnjoyUp Games, €7.99 / £7.19) - As the name suggests, this seems to be a shooting gallery title in which you hunt birds of various types with the Wii Remote. We'll take aim with a review.

JACKPOT 777 (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - We've seen plenty of virtual casino games on the eShop in North America, and now we have an arrival in Europe. This one is 'classic slot machine action at its best', apparently. We'll take a bet and bring you a review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios, €6.99 / £5.99 until 21st July, normally €13.99 / £11.99)

OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.80 until 22nd July, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.83 until 22nd July, normally €11.99 / £9.99)

Nova-111 (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.80 until 22nd July, normally €14.99 / £11.99)

Pumped BMX+ (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.80 until 22nd July, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.80 until 22nd July, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

The Swapper (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.80 until 22nd July, normally €14.99 / £11.99)

Thomas Was Alone (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.87 until 22nd July, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

Ultratron (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.80 until 22nd July, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

Stone Shire (Finger Gun Games, €1.00 / £1.00 untl 11th August, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Discovery (Noowanda, €3.99 / £2.99 until 28th July, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

Ice Cream Surfer (Dolores Entertainment, €2.50 / £2.00 until 11th August, normally €5.00 / £4.49)

Jones on Fire (Joindots, €2.99 / £2.29 until 28th July, normally €5.99 / £4.59)

Queen's Garden (Joindots, €5.59 / £4.39 until 28th July, normally €6.99 / £5.49)

Wii U Demos

Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins + Training (Nintendo, free) - A demo that also includes The Battle Begins, the animated short unveiled prior to the game's release.

Star Fox Guard: Special Demo Version (Nintendo, free)

3DS Retail Downloads

Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom, €44.99 / £39.99) - The latest entry in this series finally makes its way to the West, introducing multiple villages and characters from previous releases along with new Hunting Styles and Arts that shake up gameplay. We were very impressed in our Monster Hunter Generations preview, and our review will be with you before its launch. Available from 15th July, download copies come with free "Monster Hunter Generations: The Fated Four" HOME Theme.

Disney Art Academy (Nintendo, €34.99/ £29.99) - As the name makes clear, this latest entry in the stylish drawing series incorporates iconic Disney brands, ranging from Mickey Mouse, to Winnie the Pooh, Frozen and various others. Available from 15th July.

3DS eShop

Journey to Kreisia (KEMCO, €9.99/ £8.99) - This is, unsurprisingly, another retro-styled JRPG that KEMCO is bringing across from its range of releases on iOS and Android. Some of these ports have been better than others, and we'll see whether this tale of world-saving in a fantastical setting is worth the virtual journey.

New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man 7 (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 for users who download Mega Man X (New Nintendo 3DS) using the same NNID until 28th July, otherwise €7.99/ £7.19) - The latest SNES arrival on the New 3DS is a third-party effort, bringing us the first numbered entry in this series that followed the 'classic' NES titles. It adopts big, chunky visuals which somewhat dictate stage design, but we gave this a recommendation in our New 3DS Virtual Console Mega Man 7 review.

Mega Man X (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 for users who download Mega Man 7 (New Nintendo 3DS) using the same NNID until 28th July, otherwise €7.99/ £7.19) — This franchise represented quite a departure from the 'Classic' series of games when released, but had such an impact that it spawned plenty of sequels of its own. Don't let any of the iffy later sequels put you off, as this one is the real deal — our Wii U Virtual Console Mega Man X review gave it a strong recommendation.


Fire Emblem Fates: Witches' Trial (€1.99 / £1.79 or part of Map Pack 1) - A carbon copy of "Fear Mountain" from Fire Emblem Gaiden, or the next best thing, at any rate! It still features an army of witches warping all over the map—you won't be able to tell the difference, guaranteed!

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.80 until 22nd July, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

Titan Attacks (Curve Digital, €1.00 / £0.80 until 22nd July, normally €9.99 / £7.99)

Quell Memento (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 4th August, normally €3.99 / £3.19)

Tappingo 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 4th August, normally €2.99 / £2.39)

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.19 until 4th August, normally €6.99 / £5.59)

3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.59 until 28th July, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 28th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.35 / £4.00 until 28th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Safari Quest (Joindots, €4.68 / £3.33 until 28th July, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

3DS HOME Themes

Monster Hunter Generations: Glavenus (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)

Monster Hunter Generations: Gammoth (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)

Monster Hunter Generations: Astalos (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)

Monster Hunter Generations: Mizutsune (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)

Monster Hunter Generations: Felynes (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)

Monster Hunter Generations: Standard Theme (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)

That's everything for the European Nintendo Download Update this week - let us know what you're planning to download in the poll and comments below.

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