Digital versions of ancient Activision titles, a couple of obscure Virtual Console re-releases and another handful of 3DS themes. If youâ€™re finding it hard to get excited about this weekâ€™s eShop schedule then youâ€™re not alone.
Those Virtual Console releases are Capcom curios Mighty Final Fight (Â£3.49) and Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (Â£3.49) for Wii U. Both were released on 3DS VC a few months ago. As we said back then, Mighty Final Fight is worth a look but donâ€™t be tempted by Street Fighter 2010 – it has nothing in common with the series we all know and love.
We canâ€™t muster much enthusiasm for Activisionâ€™s incredibly belated downloads either. Transformers Prime and Angry Birds Trilogy arrive on both Wii U and 3DS eShops this Thursday while Moshi Monster: Moshlings Theme Park makes its way to 3DS. Despite knocking on a bit (Transformers Prime was a Wii U launch title, if memory serves) theyâ€™re being launched at full price – Â£39.99 for the aforementioned, no less. Oh, Activision.
As for new stuff, thereâ€™s Enjoy Upâ€™s 99Moves on Wii U. The garishly coloured retro shooter is available for a mere Â£1.37 to those who already own 99 Seconds, Abyss, Darts Up, Rock Zombie or Unepic. Â£2.49 otherwise.
The Wii U also get an Art of Balance demo this Thursday. With a Metacritic of 83%, you should certainly give this addictive puzzler a try.
On 3DS meanwhile thereâ€™s a conversion of mobile puzzler Sumico (Â£2.69), which launches alongside Toys vs Monsters (Â£1.99 until 31st Dec).
Although developer Enjoy Up has released various trailers for Toys vs Monsters, weâ€™re still none the wiser as to what it actually is. The press release simply mentions the ability to â€œbuild a squadron of toys and wage an all-out war on the evil monstersâ€ but goes into no further detail. Oh well. Thatâ€™s being join by medieval castle defence game Castle Conqueror Defender (Â£3.99) and a Glory Of Generals demo.
At least the new 3DS themes sound faintly amusing – Mario’s Mighty Moustache and Luigi’s Mighty Moustache themes both give the ability to prompt Mario and Luigi to fiddle with their ‘staches. Tomodachi Life and MGS: Snake Eater themes are incoming too at Â£1.79 each.
While the new arrivals are hard to get excited about, the weekâ€™s discounts may very well pique your interest. Highlights include Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (Â£3.59 – 3DS and Wii U), Nano Assault EX (Â£6.35), Steam World Dig (Â£3.99 – 3DS/Â£3.49 – Wii U), Nano Assault Neo (Â£6.70), Master Reboot (Â£3.99), Little Inferno (Â£4.49), Armillo (Â£2.75) and synthesizer software KORG M01D/KORG DSN-12 at Â£9.99 and Â£12.49 respectively. Korg blimey!