This week's European downloads - November 24 (Pokemon, Picross demo and more)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, available November 23) - €44.99/£39.99
Pokemon Sun (Nintendo, available November 23) - €44.99/£39.99

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon take place in the Alola region, which centres around four tropical islands and one artificial island. Many Pokémon that have never been seen before inhabit the lush islands of the Alola region. The story begins right after the main character moves to the Alola region. After choosing to play as a hero or heroine, players can customise their character’s name and appearance. No sooner have they arrived than their adventures begin to unfold, and they meet many fascinating people as they travel through the region.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo (Nintendo, available November 25) - €39.99/£34.99
Have you ever wanted a new home, a new job, a new life? There's one waiting for you in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Move to a new town and become mayor, then live life at your own pace; make new friends, have all kinds of experiences and create the town of your dreams!

Please note: If you already own "Animal Crossing: New Leaf", you can update your game to "Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo" with the free update downloadable via eShop.

Picross 3D: Round 2 Demo (Nintendo) - Free

Solve 3D puzzles to find hidden objects in Picross 3D: Round 2! In this game, use the numbers on the blocks to work out which ones to paint and solve the puzzles. There are over 300 puzzles to beat. Can you uncover the object in each one? This time, blocks can be painted with two colours, so there are even more elaborate objects to discover. If you tap compatible amiibo (sold separately), you can even play puzzles based on Nintendo characters.

Special offers
Terraria (505 Games) - €14.99/£12.74 (Ends December 8, normally €19.99/£16.99)
Horse Vet 3D (Treva Entertainment) - €9.99/£8.99 (Ends December 8, normally €19.99/£17.99)
My Life on a Farm 3D (Treva Entertainment) - €7.99/£7.19 (Ends December 8, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Top Model 3D (Treva Entertainment) - €7.99/£7.19 (Ends December 8, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends December 1, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends December 1, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games) - €0.85/£0.85 (Ends December 22, normally €4.50/£4.50)
Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends December 22, normally €3.99/£3.59)
RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games) - €0.89/£0.89 (Ends December 22, normally €2.99/£2.99)
TOYS VS MONSTERS (EnjoyUp Games) - €0.79/£0.79 (Ends December 22, normally €3.99/£3.99)
VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100 (EnjoyUp Games) - €3.33/£3.33 (Ends December 22, normally €6.66/£6.66)
Carps & Dragons (Abylight) - €2.14/£1.93 if you own Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard or Music On: Electric Guitar (Ends December 1, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Music On: Electric Guitar (Abylight) - €0.85/£0.81 if you own Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard or Carps & Dragons (Ends December 1, normally €1.99/£1.89)
Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (Abylight) - €3.43/£3.09 if you own Carps & Dragons or Music On: Electric Guitar (Ends December 1, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) - €5.99/£5.39 (Ends December 1, normally €7.99/£7.19)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise (Nintendo, Wii DL) - €19.99/£17.99

Be careful not to miss a beat! Losing the rhythm in Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise means you lose the game - but don’t worry, the controls are really easy to pick up! Just press the A Button or the A Button and B Button together! Half the fun is learning how to master each situation, and while the action is just as challenging as fans of the series would expect, beginners won’t be stuck for long thanks to the new feature that allows you to check the correct performance of the song to help you to master the required rhythm.

Exile's End (XSEED Games) - €9.99/£8.99
EXILE’S END is a platformer with exploration elements set on a dangerous alien world. The game was developed by one-man indie studio Magnetic Realms with art, cutscenes, and music provided by legends of the 8 and 16-bit eras from Japan. It draws its thematic influence from the science-fiction films and anime of the ‘80s and its gameplay from classic action-adventure titles.

Octocopter: Super Sub Squid Escape (TACS Games) - €2.99/£2.69
Oh no! Part way through their epic battle the Octopus and Submarine have lost their way and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Can you help them to work together to escape these deadly depths? To complete each level you must navigate the maze without crashing. You won't stop spinning so timing is everything!

Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese (Finger Gun Games) - €4.99/£4.49
Have you always been interested in learning Japanese? Asuka and Kenji are here to help guide you along the path to learning how to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. Use digital flash cards to learn how to both write and how to pronounce each character. And when you think you've gotten a grasp of the language, you can participate in a memory game of over 60 lessons requiring you to use your finger to "cut" across the matching hiragana or katakana. If you get pass these lessons, you will surely learn the basics of the Japanese language!

3Souls Demo (Red Column) - Free

Discover the world of Mustland with Nelesa in the sad cells of Moon Prison with this first episode of 3Souls. In this 2D puzzle-platformer, players must utilise the unique features of the Wii U GamePad to solve puzzles and the touch screen to glimpse into the thoughts and feelings residing within Nelesa's soul.

Special offers
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants) - €9.99/£7.49 (Ends December 4, normally €19.99/£14.99)
Terraria (505 Games) - €14.99/£13.49 (Ends December 8, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Mighty No. 9 (Deep Silver) - €9.99/£8.99 (Ends December 8, normally €19.99/£17.99)
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.24/£1.14 (Ends December 22, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.24/£1.14 (Ends December 22, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends December 22, normally €5.99/£5.39)
SDK Paint (HULLBREACH STUDIOS) - €3.75/£3.37 (Ends December 8, normally €5.00/£4.50)
SDK Spriter (HULLBREACH STUDIOS) - €9.37/£7.87 (Ends December 8, normally €12.50/£10.50)
Secret Files: Tunguska (Deep Silver) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends December 8, normally €9.99/£8.99)
VRog (ByteRockers' Games) - €4.49/£4.04 (Ends December 15, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Mighty No. 9 - Ray Expansion (Deep Silver) - €2.49/£2.24 (Ends December 8, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Mighty No. 9 - Retro Hero (Deep Silver) - €1.49/£1.19 (Ends December 8, normally €2.99/£2.39)
U Host (Bear Box Media) - €4.99/£4.99 (Permanent, was €9.99/£8.99)

Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
Pokemon themes available on November 23, all others on November 25

Pokemon Solgaleo / Lunala (Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79
Images of Solgaleo and Lunala taken from the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon expansion! Scroll the Touch Screen to see them sparkle!

Pokemon Sun & Moon - Tropical (Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79
This theme shows adorable Pokémon relaxing in the tropical heat of the Alola region. Scroll the Touch Screen to see them move!

Hello Kitty with Apples (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89

Hello Kitty plays with apples

Hello Kitty with Candyfloss (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty eats candyfloss

Hello Kitty Pizza (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty cooks pizza

Hello Kitty at the Spa (Sanrio) - €0.99/£0.89

Hello Kitty relaxes at the spa

A fairylicious Christmas (Rainbow) - €1.99/£1.79
Christmas is fairylicious and magic together with the Winx!

Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games) - €1.82/£1.62
The official theme of Pirate Pop Plus!


Mon Nov 21 16 04:48am
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Another dreadful week(edit: as a Wii U owner only). Though hopefully the discount on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will get it some attention. Nintendo are insane charging €20 for Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise. A very minimalist Wii game.

Mon Nov 21 16 04:57am
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I am quite alright with 20 euros for Rhythm Paradise, mostly because it is one of my fav Wii games ever. Next to that, it is the only version with dual audio!

Mon Nov 21 16 05:16am
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I think it's worth the price, if I'd have bought it at that I would've been very happy. Still, I got it last year brand new and sealed for £5 and have seen it around pre owned for not a lot more so it does feel a bit expensive. Nintendo's Wii VC game pricing is a bit extreme considering many ports on other consoles from previous generations cost less and they actually require work to get them to run on different hardware. I think the RE4 HD port on PS4 is actually cheaper than RE4 on Wii U which is crazy (I know that's not a Nintendo thing but Capcom have gone with the Nintendo pricing standard of £18 I believe).

You got it for £5 in Argos right? The whole pricing structure of the Nintendo eShop is wrong and a rip-off. The NES Classic Mini just further proves it. 30 games packed in hardware, with a controller, HDMI cable and packaging. All for roughly €60. Plus the emulator is miles better than what's on the Wii U eShop. Yet to buy these on the eShop, remember you don't get any hardware either, they'd cost €150.

Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise was a game that took little effort, just look at it. It was pooped out at the very end of the Wii's life. Not a hope would I ever pay €20 for a digital code of this.

Mon Nov 21 16 05:40am
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If I ever manage to get one of the new Pokemon games for myself for Black Friday's 30 Euros instead of the asked 45, I'll accept that as an (indirect) apology for us of the Old Lady getting the games later than the rest of the world and with no official explanations from their part.

lol as if efforts have anything to do with the price.
please if the rhythm heaven was so easy to do why the hell don't we have various clone of it everywhere ? Obviously glory to the biggest corporate entities, but the disregard for any content provider is just stunning.
so no the game can be found for 5-10 because it didn't sell , other great games in that category include madworld, sin and punishment 2, trauma center , warioware, nights, excite truck, elebits, dewy and a few other.
and the complaint is pretty strange, the mini nes and those 5 bucks disc based wii games can be bought, can be played with the wii u or wii u compatible hardware , so ....
yeah "nintendo pricing" how dare they try to make a viable market place (and fail btw), let's not do that , let's pay 100 bucks for the call of the world and 5 for anything else ! online fees so great !

anyway, I'll be sure to check the demo of picross 3d 2, since I spend so much time with the first, it's weird to not just buy it. The lack of animation is a pretty big minus point, but the rest look just stunning.


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