It’s a moderately eventful week for the Nintendo eShop(s), if only because numerous Zelda games receive a price drop this Thursday to tie-in with Hyrule Warriors’ release later this month. As an extra bonus, if you have downloaded a Zelda title on either Wii U or 3DS you can get 10% off the eShop release of Hyrule Warriors, bringing the price down to a not-too-shabby £36.99.
We’ll rattle off the discounted Zelda titles in a moment, because there are a few new arrivals to look at first.
On Wii U there’s Nnooo’s Cubemen 2 (£6.99) – a fast-paced RTS with six player online support and a wealth of modes. There are no reviews currently, but it did go down reasonably well when it launched on PC back in April.
The trailer should give a good idea of what to expect:
That’s being joined by another strategy game – European Conqueror 3D (£2.99). It appears to be the sequel (or perhaps semi-sequel) to World Conqueror 3D, which incidentally goes on sale this week to £3.59 (down from £4.29). Yes, that’s right – the older of the two costs more than the new version. Go figure.
Nintendo Life gave European Conqueror 3D a 6/10, claiming that “mediocre presentation, repetitive missions, small number of unit types, and lack of multiplayer all relegate it to second-tier status”. 3DS Pedia on the other hand liked it a whole lot more, giving it 80%.
Then there’s Rytmik World Music (£1.79) for DSiWare. It would seem that this is a music making tool rather than an actual game. “Rytmik World Music is not only for playing with sounds; in the hands of a skilful musician it can become a serious musical instrument – a surprisingly powerful pocket music station” claims the press release.
If you are looking for a new rhythm-action game, there here’s some good news – a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call demo is due on the 3DS eShop this Thursday. The full game isn’t out until 19th September, giving plenty of time for you to make your mind up as to whether you should open your wallet or not.