The latest European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's another busy line-up with lots of varied options. There are two retail releases on Switch alongside the usual inundation of download games, while there are also big arrivals on the New 3DS / 3DS. With plentiful discounts also available there's a lot to get through, so let's get to it.
Switch Retail Downloads
Fire Emblem Warriors (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) - The latest Musou crossover with a Nintendo franchise, this offers a hefty campaign, attractive visuals (and an option to target 60fps) along with historical battles to take on. In addition to the usual Warriors brawling it adds some smart tactical play to honour the Fire Emblem IP; we were very impressed in our Fire Emblem Warriors review. Available from 20th October.
Fire Emblem Warriors Deluxe Edition (Nintendo, €79.98 / £67.98) - Also includes the Season Pass. Available from 20th October.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (WB Games, €59.99 / £49.99) - Released to coincide with the equivalent movie, this adds some ninja action to the LEGO formula, with '8 action packed locations' included along with Battle Maps in which four players can duke it out. Unfortunately the end result is rather average, in our opinion. Available from 20th October.
Rogue Trooper Redux (RebellionInteract, €24.99 / £19.99) - Based on the 2000 AD comic strip, this uses the 2006 original - which was ported to the Wii in 2009 under the title Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre - as its template, adding various upgrades for this HD remaster. It offers a solid and fun solo campaign along with some online options, as we explain in our Rogue Trooper Redux review.
Spelunker Party! (Square Enix, €29.99 / £24.99) - An early retail title in Japan, this arrives in the West with a new name and as a download-only release. Essentially a puzzle platformer, it can be played either solo or alongside up to three extra players with both local and online multiplayer modes available. We'll dig into a review soon.
The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Jackbox Games, €21.99 / £19.99) - With the Switch all caught up on the previous releases in this series, now we get to party with the latest version. As always it's a collection of five varied games, and for the most part they're good fun in the right company; we gave this a recommendation in our The Jackbox Party Pack 4 review.
The Count Lucanor (Merge Games, €13.49 / £10.79 until 25th October, normally €14.99 / £11.99) - This is a "mystery and horror adventure" that previously made its mark on Steam; it has a stylish look to go along with its suitably creepy (and potentially varied) gameplay. We're still working on our review, but did get a good taste of what it's all about in our recent hands on impressions.
Elliot Quest (PlayEveryWare Games, €9.99 / £8.99) - It opts for a simple look, but underneath that exterior is a rather accomplished adventure game. It was an impressive indication of what could be achieved through HTML5 technology on the Wii U eShop, before it was then ported to C++ and released on other systems - including the 3DS. It promises plenty of abilities to try out through five dungeons, with 16 'unique bosses' and multiple endings also thrown in.
Syberia (Microïds, €29.99 / £26.99) - This adventure game was first released on PC way back in 2002, with this first entry kicking off a gradual roll-out of the series on Switch. For those that enjoy narrative-driven games with puzzles and adventure this could be tempting; we'll see how it holds up in a review. Available from 20th October.
Party Golf (Giant Margarita, €14.99 / £13.49) - A lighthearted game promising 100 modes, randomly generated levels and support for up to eight players with a Joy-Con each. Its European eShop listing even outlines 'Twitch integration' that allows stream viewers to change gameplay through the app's group chat, but the Nintendo of America page doesn't mention this. We'll see what the score is in our review.
JYDGE (10tons, €14.99 / £12.99) - A top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Basically, shoot all of the things, and even do so with a buddy in local co-op. Unfortunately we judged it to be a tad underwhelming in our JYDGE review.
Putty Pals (Harmonious Games, €8.50 / £7.50) - In this colourful, feel-good adventure you can tackle colour-based puzzles with a friend; the co-op gameplay would seem to be a perfect match for the Switch. We'll see whether it's worth sharing with a gaming buddy in a review.
Don't Knock Twice (Wales Interactive, €9.99 / £7.99 until 14th November, then €12.49 / £9.99) - Developed alongside a film with the same name, this is a first-person horror game in which you explore a 'grand manor house' and try to save your daughter. Unfortunately we were left rather disappointed by this in our Don't Knock Twice review.
Robo Army (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - Originally released in 1991, this side-scrolling fighter was a very early Neo Geo release but boasts some attractive and detailed visuals. The gameplay is rather basic however, so we can imagine this will only appeal to those players who have a nostalgic connection to it, or those who simply have to own every single Neo Geo game on the Switch.
Revenant Saga (KEMCO, €12.99 / £11.69) - A publisher that ported a notable range of RPGs (many previously on mobile) to 3DS and Wii U, it now makes its move onto Nintendo's latest system. Previously released on Wii U, this is the tale of an immortal being seeking vengeance, which is suitably dramatic.
Super Ping Pong Trick Shot (Starsign, €4.99 / £4.49) - On the surface this is a rather simple puzzle game in which you, unsurprisingly, try to trick shot a ping pong ball into a glass, with 80 challenges and varied stages promised.
Switch and New 3DS DLC
Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99, purchase separately for each system) - Will include three DLC packs as they arrive and will unlock a Lucina Bridal Costume.
Nintendo Switch DLC
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Ultra Challenge Pack (Ubisoft, €6.99 / £5.80, also included in the season pass)
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle – Koishi Komeiji (NIS America, €0.49 / £0.40)
Switch eShop Temporary Discounts
Vaccine (Rainy Frog, €6.99 / £6.29 until 2nd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
New Nintendo 3DS Retail Download
Fire Emblem Warriors (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99) - Aiming to be essentially the same game as on Switch, this is naturally trying to give the same experience on weaker hardware. You can see how performance between them both compares in this video. Available from 20th October.
3DS Retail Download
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (SEGA, €39.99 / £34.99) - The DS and 3DS have been lucky enough to have plenty of these RPG titles from Atlus, with this fifth main entry giving us another taste of its cartographic exploration and adventure. We enjoyed some time with it in this first impressions article.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth: New Explorers 1 (Koch Media, €1.99 / £1.79)
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth: New Explorers 2 (Koch Media, €1.99 / £1.79)
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth: New Explorers 3 (Koch Media, €1.99 / £1.79)
Culdcept Revolt - Avian (NIS America, free)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Gunman Clive (Hörberg Productions, €0.99 / £0.99 until 2nd November, normally €1.99 / £1.99)
Gunman Clive 2 (Hörberg Productions, €1.49 / £1.25 until 2nd November, normally €2.99 / £2.50)
Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nostatic Software, €1.68 / £1.49 until 26th October, normally €2.25 / £1.99)
Ash (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 2nd November, normally €3.99 / £3.99)
Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.04 until 2nd November, normally €6.99 / £6.09)
Glory of Generals: The Pacific (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.44 until 2nd November, normally €6.99 / £6.89)
Karous - The Beast Of Re:Eden (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.94 until 2nd November, normally €5.99 / £5.89)
Toy Defence (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 2nd November, normally €3.99 / £3.19)
Wakedas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 2nd November, normally €2.99 / £2.99)
Johnny's Payday Panic (Office Create, €1.99 / £1.49 until 2nd November, normally €3.99 / £2.99)
Coaster Creator 3D (Big John Games, €4.99 / £4.19 until 16th November, normally €7.25 / £6.00)
Cube Creator 3D (Big John Games, €4.99 / £3.59 until 16th November, normally €7.50 / £5.25)
Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games, €1.80 / £1.80 until 16th November, normally €4.50 / £4.50)
RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games, €1.19 / £1.19 until 16th November, normally €2.99 / £2.99)
Toys vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €1.59 / £1.59 until 16th November, normally €3.99 / £3.99)
Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €2.66 / £2.66 until 16th November, normally €6.66 / £6.66)
3DS eShop Permanent Discounts
Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- (Aksys Games, €24.99 / £22.49, previously €34.99 / £28.00)
Moco Moco Friends (Aksys Games, €24.99 / £22.49, previously €36.50 / £26.98)
Elliot Quest (PlayEveryWare Games, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €14.99 / £13.49)
3DS eShop Demos
Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3 (Nintendo, free)
Kirby Battle Royale (Nintendo, free)
Wii U eShop
SWAP BLOCKS (Wizbyte Games, €4.99 / £3.99) - This looks like a rather simplistic game where you match up tiles by, well, swapping the blocks around.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Gunman Clive HD Collection (Hörberg Productions, €1.99 / £1.79 until 2nd November, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
Stick it to the Man (Ripstone Publishing, €4.79 / £4.19 until 26th October, normally €7.99 / £6.99)
Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nostatic Software, €1.49 / £1.11 until 26th October, normally €1.99 / £1.49)
Mr. Pumpkin Adventure (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 2nd November, normally €3.99 / £3.99)
99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.91 until 16th November, normally €2.49 / £2.29)
Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 16th November, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Hurry Up! Bird Hunter (EnjoyUp Games, €3.19 / £2.87 until 16th November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 16th November, normally €7.99 / £7.19)
Drop It: Block Paradise! (ZeNfA Productions, €4.99 / £4.49 until 16th November, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
That's the full Nintendo Download line-up for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.