Aug 11
By Matt Gander In New Nintendo Downloads No Comments

This week’s eShop update is pretty much identical to last week’s – another glut of Switch releases and two Turbografx titles for Wii U.

The 3DS receives a new title too, in the form of 3D art program VoxelMaker (£4.59). That’s joined by a demo of Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories, ahead of its 8th September release date.

Over on Switch there’s ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters 2000 (£6.29), steampunk match-three puzzler Ironcast (£12.99), roguelike RPG hack ‘n slasher Phantom Trigger (£13.49), top-down robot battler Rocket Fist (£8.99), and Severed (£13.49) – a first-person dungeon crawler from the developers behind Guacamelee!

Ironcast and Severed are both conversions, having hit other formats some time ago. Ironcast seems to be faring better on Switch than on the likes of PS4 and Xbox One, with a notably higher Metacritic score. Pocket Gamer awarded it an 8/10 earlier today. “Ironcast is a decent game with a surprisingly deep tactical foundation,” they said.

Severed has gained similar scores, including an 8/10 from Nintendo World Report, who note that it can’t be played while docked due to requiring touch-screen input. Could be a dealbreaker for some.

Those aforementioned Turbografx titles are the Outrun-style racer Victory Run and the 2D Ninja Gaiden/Shinobi alike Ninja Spirit, priced £5.39 each. Ninja Spirit gets our recommendation, but be wary of Victory Run – it’s a poor man’s Outrun.

A Kirby sale is also underway on the eShop, with 25% off various Wii U and 3DS games in celebration of the pink blob’s 25th anniversary. Prices start at a mere £2.69 for the likes of Kirby’s Dream Land on 3DS. Bounce on over to Nintendo’s site for the full list.

Next week: Sonic Mania (Switch), ACA NeoGeo Magician Lord (Switch), and Chicken Wiggle (3DS).



Published Friday 11th August 2017 by Games Asylum


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