Last week Konami caused a commotion upon unveiling Metal Gear Survive, a soulless sounding co-op zombie shooter that’s clearly cashing in on the MGS name. This week the Japanese publisher is deserving of a small pat on the back – The Legend of the Mystical Ninja hits New 3DS this week, complete with an alluring discount.
Until 8th September, the SNES cult classic will only cost a fiver. “If you’re looking for an adventure that’s lighthearted but addictive, difficult but rewarding, it’s hard to go wrong with this one,” said Nintendo Life when reviewing 2013’s Wii U re-release.
BlockForm (£4.49) is another impending title that’s New 3DS only, ignoring the fact that it’s apparently due on Wii U somewhen. It’s a 3D puzzle/platformer in which the colour of the platforms change the character’s mood. Judging by this trailer, we’re in for a very small scale and low budget affair.
Over on the vanilla 3DS there’s The Legend of Kusakari (£3.99), a Japanese puzzler that Nnooo has picked up for a western release. There’s more than a whiff of Zelda about it. Make a purchase and you’ll be entitled to half-price discounts on Nnooo’s previous releases, including the 3DS’s Blast ’em Bunnies, escapeVektor and Cubemen 2 on Wii U. Nice.
Pixel art tool Pixel Paint (£3.99) meanwhile makes the jump from Wii U to handheld, complete with all important Miiverse support.
Finally for all things 3DS, Capcom has a Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice demo in the pipeline.
In addition to a Word Logic by POWGI demo and ‘Retro Hero’ Mighty No. 9 DLC, the Wii U is set to receive the single-screen platformer PANDA LOVE (£1.39), and the retro adventure Armikrog (£7.19 until 30th August, £7.99 thereafter).
Armikrog may pique your interest – it comes from the creators of Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood, with a stop-motion clay animation protagonist similar to Neverhood’s hero. See also: Skullmonkeys on PSone.
Despite promise, it arrived to a mixed reception on Steam. User reviews would however suggest that some of the negativity is in relation to the price – it’s £18.99 on Steam, yet can allegedly be beaten in around 3 hours. The £7.19 asking price for the Wii U version seems much fairer, and as such may gain more favourable reviews.
This leaves us with a few eShop discounts, with highlights including Zen Pinball 2: Core Collection (£3.99) and Dracula’s Legacy (£5.39) on Wii U, plus Shin Megami Tensei IV (£8.99) and Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (£8.99) on 3DS.