With the start of another week we have the European Nintendo Download Update details, and this time around there's plenty on offer. We have some highly promising options on the Wii U, while the 3DS has a major release from Capcom and a trilogy of SNES releases on the New 3DS Virtual Console. Throw in a lot of discounts and there's plenty of choice, so let's take a look.
Wii U eShop
Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games, €13.49 / £10.79 until 15th September, normally €14.99/ £11.99) - A well-regarded title that Nintendo is promoting as one of the key 'Nindie' releases this month, it adopts an overhead view as you battle to prove yourself to the Gods. It has eye-catching visuals and is steeped in Norse mythology, and certainly looks promising; we'll bring you a review but, in the meantime, we had a chat with the developers just before E3 that you can check out.
140 (Double Fine Productions, €7.99 / £5.59) - This has a minimalistic aesthetic for its blend of puzzle platforming. Developed by Carlsen Games / Abstraction Games this seems to be oozing style, and has a nice soundtrack to boot. We'll see whether it all adds up well in our review.
Vektor Wars (Super Icon Ltd, €7.99 / £7.99 ) - A first-person shooter with stylised vector-based visuals, this has '9 world zones' in which you blast away at a variety of robot foes. We rather like this for some intense arcade-style action, as we explain in our Vektor Wars review.
Rorrim (Nitrolic Games, €4.52 / £4.09) - A Princess gets sucked into a mirror and a world of dungeons, and you have to guide her through maze-like areas from a top-down perspective. The twist here is that the GamePad and the TV show 'Mirror' and 'Real' viewpoints, so you need both to solve the puzzles and make progress. We'll go on a rescue mission and let you know what we think.
Alice in Wonderland (Brave Rock Games, €4.52 / £3.78) - This appears to be a narrated visual novel with some illustrations as you read along and listen. We'll see whether it does a classic book justice in our review.
TOUCH SELECTIONS (RCMADIAX, €2.99 / £2.69) - This combines two previous releases in one download: PEG SOLITAIRE and AVOIDER.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Mighty No. 9 (Deep Silver, €15.99 / £14.39 until 15th September, normally €19.99 / £17.99)
Mighty No. 9 - Ray Expansion DLC (Deep Silver, €3.74 / £3.37 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £3.99)
Dragon Skills (Joindots, €7.19 / £6.11 until 22nd September, normally €7.99 / £6.79)
Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39 until 22nd September, normally €7.99 / £5.99)
Sweetest Thing (Joindots, €4.89 / £3.84 until 22nd September, normally €6.99 / £5.49)
Bird Mania Party (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89 until 29th September, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Zombie Defense (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.49 until 29th September, normally €1.99 / £1.99)
Baila Latino (O2 Games, €12.90 / £11.90 until 5th October, normally €29.90 / £24.90)
Fit Music for Wii U (O2 Games, €12.90 / £11.90 until 5th October, normally €29.90 / £24.90)
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €12.90 / £11.90 until 5th October, normally €29.90 / £24.90)
360 Breakout (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.00 until 6th October, normally €7.00 / £6.00)
Wii U eShop Permanent Discount
Canvaleon (OXiAB Game Studio, €4.95 / £4.49, previously €6.95 / £6.29)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (Capcom, €29.99 / £24.99) - The latest in the series to make its way to the West as a download, this one features an extended cast of familiar faces, a mystical location and new features and twists such as séance trials. We're working on a review, but until then you can check out our impressions of the E3 demo.
Kingdom's Item Shop (CIRCLE Ent, $5.00 / £4.79) - A quirky premise in which you run an item shop in a fantasy land, catering to heroes and their needs. You're supposed to set out and find new ingredients and goods to sell, however, and we suspect this one will aim to be as charming as possible. We'll open the doors on a review soon.
New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Final Fight (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 or buy 2 get the 3rd free on New 3DS VC Final Fight trilogy) — This is one of the earlier arcade conversions to the Super NES, and an iconic beat 'em up that's certainly welcome on the New portable's Virtual Console. Though this beat 'em up port lacks the co-op play that made the arcade a classic it's still enjoyable, as we explained in our New 3DS Virtual Console Final Fight review.
Final Fight 2 (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 or buy 2 get the 3rd free on New 3DS VC Final Fight trilogy) — This second entry rights some wrongs of the first, including multiple playable characters and two-player co-op (the description for this New 3DS version does mention you can "have a friend join the fight"), though perhaps disappoints with some gameplay elements. You can see what we thought in our Wii U Virtual Console Final Fight 2 review, while we'll take to the streets again to take a fresh look.
Final Fight 3 (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 or buy 2 get the 3rd free on New 3DS VC Final Fight trilogy) — Rounding off the Super NES trilogy of titles hitting the New 3DS VC this week, this one includes more brawling on the streets but also the option of an automatic two player mode where you play with the CPU. By our reckoning this third entry is probably the best of the group, as explained in our Wii U Virtual Console Final Fight 3 review.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice Costume Bundle (Capcom, €0.99 / £0.89)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
3D Fantasy Zone (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3D Gunstar Heroes (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3D Out Run (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3D Space Harrier (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3D Streets of Rage (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3D Streets of Rage 2 (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3D Super Hang-On (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (Marvelous, €17.99 / £14.99 until 22nd September, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £3.99)
Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 29th September, normally €3.99 / £3.19)
Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.39)
World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £3.99)
Rytmik Ultimate (Cinemax, €6.99 / £5.99 until 29th September, normally €17.99 / £15.99)
The Keep (Cinemax, €3.99 / £3.49 until 29th September, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (Coderchild, €1.99 / £1.80 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
WordsUp! Academy (Coderchild, €1.99 / £1.79 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
Zombie Incident (Coderchild, €1.49 / £1.49 until 29th September, normally €1.99 / £1.99)
3D Game Collection (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.59 until 22nd September, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.75 until 22nd September, normally €7.99 / £5.99)
Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 22nd September, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles (Teyon, €1.99 / £1.79 until 29th September, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
Bird Mania 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.70 until 29th September, normally €0.99 / £0.89)
Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.70 until 29th September, normally €0.99 / £0.89)
Chat-A-Lot (Teyon, €3.99 / £3.59 until 29th September, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.70 until 29th September, normally €0.99 / £0.89)
Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.90 until 29th September, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Cube Tactics (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Excave (Teyon, €3.49 / £2.99 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Governor of Poker (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Groove Heaven (Teyon, €1.99 / £1.79 until 29th September, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Iron Combat: War in the Air (Teyon, €3.49 / £3.09 until 29th September, normally €6.99 / £6.29)
Ocean Runner (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
Robot Rescue 3D (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
Skater Cat (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Steel Empire (Teyon, €9.99 / £8.99 until 29th September, normally €15.99 / £14.39)
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €9.90 / £9.90 until 5th October, normally €24.90 / £19.90)
3DS HOME Themes
AA: Spirit of Justice: Athena Cykes Pixel Art (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)
AA: Spirit of Justice: Main Characters (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)
At School with Miffy by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)
Drawing with Miffy by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)
Miffy learns to write by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)
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.
Very nice week, Phoenix Wright is a must, there are many new options and some of those discounts are interesting for say the least.
Makes me wish my gaming schedule was less full and my wallet less empty XP
I'll wait for some reviews. Jotun looks like something with a lot of potential to me.
I'll probably pick up vektor wars some day too. I have too much to play as it is, so might just wait for some discounts though...
Nothing to tempt me away from xenoblade in that selection....
Zombie defence was a game I really enjoyed when I picked it up a while back, very addictive and a decent amount of depth overall!
What about the DLC episode for Phoenix Wright? 😱
Also didn't they say that the costumes would be free during the first week?
Interesting to see the Sega/M2 3D games getting a temp reduction, what with the physical collections looming.
I'll buy Jotun: Valhalla Edition when it's at a lower price otherwise nothing for me this week.
It'll probably get overlooked due to everything else on offer, but I can really recommend Fairune.
Also, all the 3D Classics (except perhaps Hang On), but be aware there's a compilation card coming soon. So you might want to... clears throat Hang On drops mic falls off stage
I think it's backlog time.
You forgot to mention the costume bundle is free for the first week.
Back to nothing again. eh?
That's fine because I did pick up Skyward Sword (already got physical), Pikmin, Axiom Verge, Federation Force (physical version), HWL DLC (for free) and the streetpass games last week.
I love me some Final Fight. I'll be getting all three.
3D out run for me. My childhood
Cut price Steel Empire and probably a few of the 3D Mega Drive classics for me.
@Pahvi Yeh, though looking back, I can only find confirmation of one volume coming to the UK, which doesn't include SoR2 or Shinobi3, which are the ones I'm after.
I still have to complete Ace Attorney Trilogy before I can start the new game
I love the series but I need a lot of time to solve a case
@ULTRA-64 I would agree on getting Xenoblade. I nearly finished and let me say, it's well worth the money.
@Chandlero I know right? I'm now at Trials and Tribulations, loving the series so far.
Though the new 3D models look a bit off when you compare it to the, in my opinion, more expressive 2d models.
When I saw the words "Sega 3D" first thought "Of course, 2 months before the retail release of Sega 3D Classics Collection they reduce the price of the digital versions. But no, it is even worse: these are games coming from the unreleased Sega Fukkoku Archives 1 and from the future third and last part, due in December in Japan.
So... without knowing if any of these two compilations will ever see a Western release... what to do? Buy now for this astounding price or wait and see? And what if the compilations never come and these games don't see temporary discounts again?
I've been monitoring the price of 3D Out Run, for instance, and this is the first time it gets a discount in Europe since its release. I actually bought it a long time ago, and NOW it gets a discount. But worse: it belongs to Sega Fukkoku Archives 1, that no one knows if will come in retail edition to Europe... and if it comes, I'll buy it for the other games. I'll have, then, one game twice, but at least it will be just one game. If I buy some of the ones discounted this week I could end up with several both digital and retail... It is hard to decide.
Time to wait for what the reviews have to say about Spirit of Justice and to dodge spoilers everywhere. Last time I accidentally got the Dual Destinies final villain spoiled for me, not wanna let that happen again.
No review for 360 Breakout?
Those 3D Sega classics will be mine!
The SNES Final Fight games are all pretty disappointing. The first obviously had Guy, the 2-player mode and a level missing, the second was just a bit rubbish and the third was decent but not spectacular. They would have been better off compromising on the graphics in the original and keeping all of the content.
@ULTRA-64 Which reminds me, I'm due to start playing XCX soon
Is anyone else tempted to buy all the 3D classic Sega games?
I'll probably get some of the 3D Sega Clasics. Because they actually put some effort into their VC, unlike Nintendo.
Banana Bliss is a fantastic puzzle game. It needs a sequel. If you do not have it. Buy it.
I'll definitely get Phoenix Wright once I get round to playing the older titles.
@crimsontadpoles And the older titles need a lot of time
Jotun, Phoenix Wright and Steel Empire for me this week.
Sigh... Nintendo REALLY needs to put out more VC titles. (I am really excited for Spirit of Justice, but I have to finish the Trilogy and other games in the series first.)
Oh my, 3D Sega Classics discounts? I think I still have some on my wishlist? Good time to purchase them.
Everything Phoenix Wright related.
Those Sega 3D classics have to be the best deals this week i haven't got 3D Fantasy Zone, 3D Gunstar Heroes, 3D Streets of Rage 2 so they are a Must buy i did pick up all of the ones Sega put on sale last time i think it was 7 games but just couldn't resist paying launch day price for Outrun, the amazing Love shown to these Gems i have to say hats off to Sega and shame on you Nintendo for your lazy arse crap emulation in general.
@XyVoX I always wanted outrun but thought it was expensive. The music in the game is great.
I would've bought Spirit of Justice if I were over 16 years old... at least I have the demo.
Nothing once again. I own Jotun on PC
The reason they haven't is due to NOA being woefully behind. NOA needs to catch up first other wise it will never catch up if EU gets weekly VC titles. You can thank Reggie for this.
One of the more 'low key' releases for Wii U this week is 140. I've spent a fun filled couple of hours with it on PS4, and it's absolutely brimming with personality. It's genuinely awesome!
If you're a fan of 2D puzzle platformers and are up for a rhythmic challenge, you have no choice, you just have to have 140. It really is that good
So many 3D Sega Classics discounts, I'm so getting some titles from the list. <3 Imho the best week since the Atlus RPGs discounts (Etrian Odyssey IV!)
Ace attorney, finally.
Nothing really matters besides Ace Attorney, but it's nice to see Final Fight on the New 3DS.
@Reverandjames WOW, Streets of Rage!!!! I remember only playing the first one time and time again with friends when I was younger.
I only ever saw my friends play the second one so can't wait to give it a go for myself
Jotun, Jotun, Jotun, a viking game for a viking man!!!!
@Ikramali Expensive for a 'Built/coded from the ground up Remaster' CLEARLY your aren't aware of exactly what work Sega have done to these 3D classics on a technical point and charging the same price point as a crap quality emulation that Nintendo puts out to appreciate that these are on par with the likes of Majoras Mask and Ocarina of Time on the 3DS relating to the overhaul not like the lackluster effort Nintendo done with Windwaker/Twilight Princess.
@XyVoX I understand totally what your saying however I already have it on PlayStation and want it on the 3ds for on the go play but discount is much appreciated.
Where do you see Xenoblade, if I can ask?
I'm starting to feel like a broken record when yet again I ask; still no more TG-16?
Soon it's been TWO month since we got the first three games out of nowhere, and nothing since that. So many great games await, if Konami would just release them.
Yeah, like many have said, the costume bundles for Spirit of Justice are free for 1 week after launch (from the 8th to the 15th).
Asides from that, it's the best spiky-haired lawyer's newest game for me. Might pick up 140 at another time since I watched NintenDaan's First Look and was pleasantly surprised.
I also have to say that this must be one of the lowest 'Nothing for me this week' percentages in a white. I put the discounts, Jotun and Ace Attorney as the reason behind this.
Streets of Rage 2 and Gunstar Heroes for me to complete the set of Sega classics. Roll on the new Sega 3D releases for EU
@ThomasBW84 Hey, do you have any idea if you guys will have the Jotun review up before the launch sale window ends?
I love the Ace Attorney serie but I'm not going to get SoJ now - I'm sure Capcom will put it on sale this Xmas (they always do). The most interesting thing seems to be Steel Empire for €9.99. Also, if the price is correct, Zombie Defence may be the week's bargain (regular price is €7.99 - for €2 it's not a bad deal).
As for the Sega Classics in 3D...I hope they'll come out with a retail compilation of those, so no buy.
So, probably nothing for me this week but I'll probably get a Teyon game before the sale expires...it depends what PSN offers this Wednesday.
@AlexSora89 no mention of xenoblade x here except mine. I'm 100hrs in and it's taken over my life 😉 I've simply no time to consider worrying about the lack of Wii u games in updates Lately!
140 is great but be warned; it's only 2 hours. I'd personally wait for a sale. Nice, simple and addictive game though.
Everyone should be picking up the M2 games on sale, just a shame the two I don't have (Ecco, Altered Beast) aren't included.
Thinking about getting one or more the following: Iron Combat, Zombie Incident, Steel Empire. At £9 Steel Empire still feels a little too pricey though; you can buy an Atlus game for that price!
If anyone has played any of the above 3 games let me know what you thought of them!
Oh, okay then! That explains everything!
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