Nintendo’s eShop schedule for this week includes the start of SEGA’s second batch of 3DS revamps.
3D After Burner 2 is the first arcade classic to fly out the door, priced at £4.49. 3D Fantasy Zone, 3D OutRun, 3D Fantasy Zone II, and 3D Thunder Blade are then to follow in the coming months.
SEGA’s previous retro re-releases have offered more than just the original game with stereoscopic 3D – most have additional options and a few other refinements, such as new music. In 3D After Burner 2‘s case, there’s an assortment of arcade cabinets to choose from.
Then we have celebrated SNES shooter Axelay (£5.49) and Capcom’s Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts spin-off Demon’s Crest (£5.49). Both are well worth your time and money – Axelay was once awarded pride of place on the cover of Retro Gamer magazine.
As for new releases, there are just two – Shin’en’s anime flavoured Family Tennis SP (£3.99) on Wii U and tower defence thing Monster Combine TD (£3.19) on 3DS.
As you can see for yourself, it’s heavily influenced by Plants vs. Zombies:
Another bunch of Activision titles are heading to the eShop this Thursday as well. Again, we don’t approve of their pricing – SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge (£29.99 – 3DS), Angry Birds: Star Wars (£29.99 – 3DS/£49.99 Wii U), The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition (£39.99 – Wii U) and The Amazing Spider-Man (£29.99 – 3DS). Fifty quid for Angry Birds. Lord almighty. And in January too?
At least Namco-Bandai has sense, reducing a load of titles to prices that’ll suit those feeling this month’s pinch.
On Wii U the following are due to drop on Thursday: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon (£5.99), Ben 10 Omniverse (£4.99), Family Party: 30 Great Games (£2.99), PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures (£8.99), PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (£13.99), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (£6.79), ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red (£21.99) and indie title Unepic (£6.29).
The 3DS meanwhile sees the following discounts: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon (£6.49) PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures (£8.20), PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (£21.49), ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red (£17.49), Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (£3.69), One Piece Romance Dawn (£18.99) and the cross-over RPG PROJECT X ZONE (£9.99).
We recently spent some time with PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 and found it to be the biggest pile of nonsense ever.