Just two games are arriving at retail this week, neither of which can be classed as high profile.
Those two are the terrible on-rails shooter Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear – which we handed a miserable 2/10 last week – and the hidden object game Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst on 3DS.
Things fare a little better in the world of downloads, thankfully.
Randomly generated 2D platformer Cloudberry Kingdom started out as an indie project until Ubisoft showed interest and chose to back it.
That faith was well placed, it would seem – scores include 9/10 from God is a Geek, 8.5 from GameSpot and 7.4 from IGN. IGN claims that while it lacks identity, “the intense, straight-ahead gameplay demands to be played and replayed for hours on end.”
The trailer can be found here. It’s out on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC for £7.99.
Top-down shooter Narco Terror is also now available on the download services.
With a blurb proudly mentioning “unlimited ammo, ear-splitting grenades, huge explosions, massive tanks, armed helicopters and fast planes” we think you’ll know what to expect. It can’t be any worse than last year’s top-down Expendables 2 tie-in, can it?
It’s even a quiet week where the various Nintendo eShops are concerned. The SNES rendition of Harvest Moon launches on Wii U Virtual Console, where it joins Cloudberry Kingdom on the Wii U eShop and movie tie-in Turbo: Super Stunt Squad.
That last one is a bit of a surprise – it’s not due out until 11th October on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 et al. A lack of a release date on Amazon’s pre-order page suggests that the Wii U version is skipping retail, which could be the reason.
Next week: Tales of Xillia (PS3) and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (XBLA).