May 25
By Matt Gander In New Nintendo Downloads No Comments

This Friday’s double-whammy of Ultra Street Fighter II (£34.99) and Disgaea 5: Complete (£49.99) bring the Switch’s amount of retail releases into double figures.

Reviews for both went live earlier this week. We were expecting SFII to arrive in a blaze of glory, but the reception has been lukewarm at best with the high-price tag coming under fire. The Metacritic currently stands at 67% with only a handful of reviews awarding it anything higher than 7/10.

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JRPG Disgaea 5: Complete seems to be going down far better, with a Metacritic of 84%, comprising of eight 9/10s. No reviews below 7/10 yet, in fact.

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If SFII’s £34.99 price tag is hard to swallow, then there is a cheaper alternative – ACA NeoGeo: King of Fighters ’99 hit the eShop today for £6.29. This 2D brawler made it out onto such formats as the Dreamcast and PSone.

The ARMS Global Testpunch demo is now also available to download, ahead of the first testpunch – May 27th – 28th. The second will be held from June 3rd – 4th. Go, go, gadget arms!

Those still clinging to their Wii U have a new release to mull over – Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (£14.99). If the PS4/XO versions are to go by, it’s a commendable effort with notable improvements across the board.

The Wii U also gets VC releases of the GBA’s Rayman Advance and Rayman 3, priced £6.29 each. Rayman Advance was a scaled-down conversion of the original Rayman, while Rayman 3 was a 2D companion to the 3D console release. We don’t recall reviews of either being hugely favourable.

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Over on 3DS there’s the allegedly mediocre Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (£29.99), Japanese arcade-like action game Drancia Saga (£4.99), the clumsily titled I am an air traffic controller AIRPORT HERO NARITA (£13.49), and the cutesy village builder Mononoke Forest (£3.49).

As for discounts, they’re all the usual faces: Island Flight Simulator, TOYS VS MONSTERS, Undead Bowling, VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100, Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D, Nano Assault EX, et al. That said, Retro City Rampage: DX for £3.99 seems a very good deal. A steal, even.

Next week: Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (3DS), and a handful of new indies, no doubt.



Published Thursday 25th May 2017 by Games Asylum


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