Europe - Digital downloads for the week of Dec. 6th, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, €69.99 / £59.99) - Have a blast trying to launch your opponents off the stage in the ultimate video game crossover event. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, techniques and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at home or on the go.

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 (Microids, €59.99 / £54.99) - With the pedal to the metal, race along more than 1800 miles of races! On the mountainside, through a nature park, in the middle of the desert or along the coast, defend your position over the course of more than 250 races, including championships, missions and challenges.

Toki (Microids, €34.99 / £29.99) - Toki sets off on a new adventure! Toki the warrior lived peacefully in the jungle with his sweetheart Miho. Appearing out of nowhere, the terrifying voodoo sorcerer Vookimedlo and heinous demon Bashtar kidnap Miho and turn the poor Toki into a chimpanzee! Unfortunately for his sweetheart, he has become a hairy, lethargic ape.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures (Atari, €49.99 / £44.19) - Build your entertainment empire in three distinct game modes – classic Campaign, tricky Scenarios, and the open Sandbox. Over 200 wonderfully wacky rides, restaurants, shops and decorations ensure parks burst with action, and the intuitive coaster builder lets you create wild, death-defying coasters with ease. Play it on your TV or on-the-go – it’s never been so easy to become a RollerCoaster Tycoon!

SEGA Mega Drive Classics (SEGA EUR, €29.99 / £29.99) - Including over 50 titles across all genres, from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat 'em ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems. There is a classic title for every player to enjoy!

Ultimate Runner (TREVA, €19.99 / £17.99) - Terrifying cannibals take up the action-packed pursuit of a daredevil adventurer. Let the wild chase begin! The brave explorer runs for his life with the natives always hot on his heels. Burn some rubber and help the nimble guy escape!

Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek (tinyBuild Games, €29.99 / £26.99) - Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate + Fighters Pass (Nintendo, €94.98 / £82.48) - The Fighters Pass will give you access to all upcoming DLC fighter sets, as they are released: the Fighters Pass will grant access to a total of five fighters, five stages and their music tracks.

Carcassonne (Asmodee Digital, €19.99 / £17.99) - Draw and place your tiles to build your medieval city. Cities, roads, monasteries and fields will help you enlarge your landscape, where you can place your followers, the meeples. Knights, robbers or farmers... Each meeple will help you control your territory and win points. But be careful, you'll need your wits and tactics to optimize your points! Place your tiles and meeples wisely to stop your opponents and win the game!

Katamari Damacy REROLL (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, €19.99 / £15.99) - The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go – now in full HD!

Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure (COWCAT, €9.99 / £8.99) - Bjorn Thonen, a slob of an antique dealer living in Paris, is robbed one night after coming home drunk. Forced to conduct his own investigation with the help of his neighbour Sandra, he ends up involved in a murky, mysterious affair. Will these unlikely heroes be able to rise up and discover ancient secrets?

Battery Jam (Halseo, €12.49 / £11.29) - Battery Jam is a local multiplayer game of competitive territorial mayhem! Use the boombox to smash your opponents, capture their tiles, and dominate the arena! Choose one of four Jammers and compete to have the most tiles at the end of every match! Take on your friends or play alone in Free-for-All or Team mode across eight levels!

Atelier Arland series Deluxe Pack (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €89.99 / £79.99) - Wholly Arland! The 3 parts of the Arland Series released in one deluxe edition! Compiled with much of the DLC that's been released until now!

Atelier Rorona ~The Alchemist of Arland~ DX (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €39.99 / £34.99) - First release in the Arland series. The main character Rorona must save her Atelier from being closed by the Kingdom. Using Synthesis, Exploration, and Battle, gain recognition for the Atelier and save it from being closed. See a variety of endings by obtaining a certain level of recognition in a set time period and by fulfilling certain conditions.

Atelier Totori ~The Adventurer of Arland~ DX (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €39.99 / £34.99) - The second release in the Arland series. In a search for her missing mother, Totori tours the world of Arland as an adventurer accompanied by her friends. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to fulfil requests, raise her rank as an adventurer and venture into brand new lands.

Atelier Meruru ~The Apprentice of Arland~ DX (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €39.99 / £34.99) - Third release in the Arland series. Princess of the small frontier country of Arls, Meruru plans to use alchemy to stimulate the growth of her small country. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to increase the population within the time limit and boost the advancement of the kingdom.

Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos (Mad Mimic, €14.99 / £13.99) - MONICA E A GUARDA DOS COELHOS is a couch co-op game for one to four players, with a focus on teamwork and cooperation. Featuring the ability to play as a group with (many) heroes from the Brazilian IP Monica and Friends, everyone must have a different role and help to defend the castles against the smudge horde! Use magical bunnies with unique powers, load them into cannons, and fire them at incoming enemies! Monica, Maggy, Jimmy Five, Smudge and their friends from the Lemon Tree Street need your help on a great adventure!

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Entertainment, €39.99 / £34.99) - Can Jin save Monster World Kingdom? Help our young hero defeat challenging enemies, discover hidden locations, upgrade powerful equipment, and more! You'll also unlock special forms with unique skills used to open new paths where mighty bosses and secret treasures await.

Energy Cycle Edge (Sometimes You, €4.99 / £4.49) - The main idea is the same: when you activate each cell in the game field, it changes the colours of the cell and any adjacent cells in a straight line. Each cell switches between three different colours, and your task is to make them all match the same colour.

Son of a Witch (Bigosaur, €12.99 / £10.99) - Action roguelike for 1-4 players with cute graphics, easy to pick up controls and deep game mechanics. Combine dozens of different weapons, magic items, potions and spells with unique effects to beat 7 enemy factions and 24 bosses. Can you find the ancient goblin artefact at the end of the dungeon?

ACA NEOGEO TWINKLE STAR SPRITES (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “Twinkle Star Sprites” is a competitive shooting game released by SNK in 1996. Utilize Chain Explosions, Power Shots, and Bombs to defeat the incoming Enemy Golems, changing them into Attack Characters to assault your opponent! Experience a new style of shooting game with more than enough cute characters flying around to fill the sky!

Arcade Archives DOUBLE DRAGON II The Revenge (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - In order to avenge lover, Billy and Jimmy will use their signature move "So-Setsu-Ken" to challenge the armed groups of the mystery. In this game, users can use a variety of skills than previous work "DOUBLE DRAGON", and enjoy scuffles that are power up.

Conduct TOGETHER! (Northplay, €19.99 / £17.99) - Set in a stunning world you race against time to bring passengers safely to their destination. As you progress through demanding levels your railroad network expands to the farthest regions of this mysterious and beautiful low poly world. Each region with its own style, music and distinct challenges. All aboard!

Beholder: Complete Edition (Curve Digital, €11.99 / £9.59) - Have you ever dreamed of being a landlord in a totalitarian state, so you can spy and report everyone? Well, it is now possible thanks to Beholder and its original 2D gameplay mixing management and spying mechanics with a choice-driven narrative. In this grim dystopian future, where privacy is dead and the State controls every aspect of life, will you choose to cling to your humanity or to be a ruthless landlord? In either case, prepare to be unsettled.

Ivanych vs. Eared Beast (Beatshapers, €2.39 / £2.07) - Do you like to surmount obstacles? Are you a thrill-seeker? How about having real Russian fun with all your heart? It’s high time to try this droll addictive runner that will keep you on your toes! Cheer up and act! Crush the walls and help Ivanich to catch up the eared beast! Don’t let that little furry coward tweak your ears!

Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Wizard Fire (FTE Games, €7.99 / £7.20) - Wizard Fire a is classic multiplayer action RPG for one to two players. Originally released in 1992, and a noted classic arcade title from the 90s.

LongStory (Bloom Digital Media, €9.99 / £8.99) - Whoever said you can't go back? LongStory, a charming and LGBTQ+ friendly dating sim set at the weirdly lovable Weasel Heights Middle School lets you pick your pronouns as well as who, or even if, you would like to date any of your romanceable friends. On your first day of school, you discover that the previous owner of your locker has “mysteriously” disappeared. Do you want to figure out what happened or are you too busy being a social butterfly and trying to avoid your enemies…

'n Verlore Verstand (Skobbejak Games, €13.99 / £12.99) - In 'n Verlore Verstand you will be transported to a reality of dreams and nightmares. What will you discover about yourself in this journey through the subconscious? In these realms of the unknown, you must travel through labyrinths of memories to eventually find your way to your own truth.

Santa Tracker (Onteca, €2.99 / £2.99) - Read Santa's very own blog as he prepares for the big day and receive exclusive news stories from the North Pole. Use the Advent Calendar to find out where Santa has been spotted during the run-up to Christmas. Is he working in the toy factory? Out for a ride? or just having a cup of Tea? On Christmas Eve he will travel the world delivering in every time zone from New Zealand to San Francisco just after the kids have fallen asleep.

Quarantine Circular (Ant Workshop, €5.99 / £4.79) - A group of scientists interrogate an alien discovered at the heart of a global pandemic. Work with your team, make decisions and uncover the alien’s true intentions. Inspired by classic adventure games and modern dialogue systems, Bithell Games has created another single session story which respects your time and your intelligence.

Katamari Damacy REROLL Demo (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Free) - The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go – now in full HD!

Xenon Valkyrie+ Demo (COWCAT, Free) - Xenon Valkyrie+ is a rogue-like platformer game in which you must fight to the deepest part of a moon and halt the plans of a wicked witch. Obtain many weapons as you fight through a unique, randomly-generated world every time you play. Encounter many characters, stores and enemies that tell a legendary story.

3DS Retail - New Releases

Yo-kai Watch 3 (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - Explore beautifully designed environments, befriend mischievous Yo-kai and join Nate and Hailey Anne on an epic adventure as they attempt to solve the sudden mysterious phenomena surrounding their home-towns in YO-KAI WATCH 3 for Nintendo 3DS family systems! Fans of the games and the popular TV series can now enjoy an all-new story, befriend old and new quirky Yo-kai and experience a revamped battle system.


Of course I'll be playing Smash, but I'm also excited for Katamari. I hope it doesn't get absolutely cannibalised...

Thu Dec 06 18 02:47pm
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Anyone know why Smash is €10 more expensive than any other new first party game? BOTW and Odyssey were €60. Why is Smash €70? That isn’t including the Season Pass.

€70 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a bit much. Most other 1st party games are €60, I think the only other one for €70 is BOTW, don't quote me though. Nintendo haven't been clear about the DLC either, charging €25 for God knows what and they haven't said if the Generic Plant is one of the 5 DLC characters, you'd imagine not, it shouldn't be and hopefully it isn't.

Thankfully, you can buy SSBU physically for €60 from a few retailers. You know SSB for Wii U and 3DS on the eShop is a mess. They never did a proper all-in-one bundle or did a sale on the DLC, ever. To buy all the DLC just for the Wii U alone, costs well north of €100. It was so obvious that they were going to port this over with some improvements.

I believe that the Piranha Plant character is separate from the other DLC. There was something a while back where people thought we'd get a stage and music along side the plant, but Nintendo changed something on the site and now we're just getting the character. Since the pass is for 5 characters + 5 stages I'd assume that it's separate from the others.

They have said Piranha Plant is not part of the 5 DLC characters.

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