Mr. Shifty is easily this week’s biggest eShop release. It’s a top-down shooter similar to Hotline Miami, only with a more modern visual style and the ability to catch enemies off guard by teleporting.
Eurogamer awarded it their ‘Recommended’ badge earlier today. “There’s nothing shifty about it” they concluded while comparing the game’s hero to X-Men’s Nightcrawler.
The Switch also receives The Jackbox Party Pack 3. It may be a mere conversion, but considering it suits the Switch’s ethos perfectly, you won’t hear us complaining.
The slightly odd £20.03 asking price gets you five party games – Quiplash 2, Trivia Murder Party, Guesspionage, Tee K.O. and Fakin’ It – most of which support up to eight players. Developer Jackbox knows how to make a decent party game. Trust us on that.
If you can’t wait for next month’s Street Fighter II Switch revival then maybe ACA NeoGeo Samuari Shodown IV (£6.29) will make the wait a tad more bearable. Released in 1996, this brawler even went on to grace the SEGA Saturn and PSone.
Just one new game heads to 3DS, and it’s one that won’t cost you a penny – Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is another one of Nintendo’s free-to-start titles.
It’s an extended version of one a Kirby: Planet Robobot mini-game, in which up to four mighty pink puffballs battle bosses and take on quests. New items can be gained and upgraded, and there are four different character classes to pick from: Sword Hero, Hammer Lord, Doctor Healmore and Beam Mage. Kirby has certainly come a long way since the days of the NES.
The Wii U isn’t without a couple of new releases. Two inexpensive releases, at that. The Stonecutter can be had for 99p and appears to be a simple multiple choice adventure using text and still photos. Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun meanwhile is a 2D auto-runner with a handful of multiplayer modes, including one where two players can play using a single Wii remote. It’ll set you back £2.99.
Then we have a couple of new demos: Puyo Puyo Tetris on Switch and Mercenaries Saga 3 on 3DS. Word has it that the Puyo Puyo Tetris demo is a rather generous.
Finally, a pat on the back goes to Rising Star for the majority of this week’s discounts. Titles on offer include Virtue’s Last Reward, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi and BIT.TRIP SAGA on 3DS, along with Poncho and Hello Kitty Kruisers on Wii U.
The 3DS version of Punch Club also is down to £6.29, meanwhile. It’s a bit of a belter.