You may have noticed that it’s a slow week for new releases on both PS4 and Xbox One. It’s a different story for the Nintendo Switch, however, with six new games now available on the eShop.
Flip Wars (£8.99) from Nintendo themselves leads the way. This four player competitive party game involves claiming coloured tiles on grid-based battle arenas. Imagine a cross between Bomberman and Lights Out, and you’ll get the gist. Different modes, power-ups, environmental hazards and online play all feature. Could become a sleeper hit, this.
Then we have I and Me (£8.99), a 2D puzzle platformer which puts two cats under your control. It arrived on Steam back in May 2016, gaining “very positive” user reviews.
Mech hack ‘n slasher IMPLOSION (£10.79) is another conversion, this time of a mobile game. Don’t let that put you off – it boasts ‘AAA console game’ production values, and as such, it looks surprisingly slick. User reviews on the Google Play store are (mostly) full of praise, suggesting it’s worth a look.
Shephy (£4.99) on the other hand is a Japanese card game which involves collecting sheep, while Vaccine (£8.99) takes inspiration from the early Resident Evil games, low poly count characters and all. Despite the intriguing set-up, it received mostly mediocre reviews over on the likes of Xbox One.
Finally, for new Switch releases, there’s ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug 2 (£6.29) which is something of a series highlight.
Over on 3DS Kirby’s Blowout Blast (£6.29) comes bounding. It’s an enhanced version of Kirby: Planet Robobot’s Kirby 3D Rumble mini-game, hence the low price tag.
Kirby is joined by the pixel art roguelike Alchemic Dungeons (£4.99), and I am an air traffic controller AIRPORT HERO OSAKA-KIX (£13.99). Then on New 3DS there’s TABLE TENNIS INFINITY (£1.39) from good old RCMADIAX.
The Wii U gets a slice of new game pie too, with Rayman Raving Rabbids (£17.99) gaining a re-release, and Kemco’s “gothic fantasy” RPG Revenant Saga (£8.99) making an appearance.
No Switch games go on discount this week, sadly, but a few Wii U titles are on offer including Trine Enchanted Edition, Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Cubemen 2 and the pretty good Battlezone alike Vektor Wars.
Next week: Cars 3 – Driven to Win (Switch, Wii U), and Cursed Castilla: Maldita Castilla EX (3DS).