‘Epic Indie Sale’ commences on Wii U this week

After knocking around on other systems for many months, Never Alone and Funk of Titans finally arrive on Wii U this Thursday. Never Alone we’re pleased to see. Funk of Titans? Not so much.

Those who missed Never Alone (£12.99) on PS4 and Xbox One are in for a short but sweet treat. This snow covered side-scrolling adventure was developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, and tells a story that has been shared for generations. We gave the Xbox One iteration an 8/10 last December, claiming that it’s more than a worthy way to spend an evening.

Funk of Titans

While Never Alone arrived to (mostly) rave reviews, Funk of Titans (£8.09) pretty much flunked. The Metacritic stands at a miserable 43% with a fair few 3/10 reviews behind it. “Even if you could play Funk Of Titans on your phone, for free, it is so ludicrously sketchy and tedious that it would still be impossible to recommend” said gamesTM.

Capcom’s Megaman Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Megaman Battle Network 4 Red Sun (£6.29 each) from 2003 are this week’s Wii U Virtual Console offerings. Curiously, Network 4 is considered the black sheep of the series due to the lack of storyline and some odd design choices.

Over on 3DS there’s just one new game due out Thursday – Spicysoft’s BIKE RIDER DX2: GALAXY (£2.69), a 2D racer where each “track” is based on a sign from the zodiac. Lasers, whirlwinds and spiked blocks act as obstacles while power-ups turn your racer into a frog and give the ability of flight. Screenshots and a video can be found here.


And now onto the main attraction – 14 titles from 7 studios across 6 countries, it’s the Wii U’s Epic Indie Sale. Download one (or more) of the following acclaimed indie hits at their regular price and the second can be had at a heavily discounted price. From WayForward there’s Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (£6.39 – regular price £15.99), Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (£3.59 – £8.99) and Mighty Switch Force! 2 (£2.00 – £5.00). Two Tribes Publishing meanwhile offer EDGE (71p – regular price £1.79), RUSH (71p – regular price £1.79), Swords & Soldiers (99p – £2.69), Toki Tori (69p – £1.79) and Toki Tori 2 + (£5.19 – £12.99).

Also included in the sale: BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (£3.99 – regular price £9.99), Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (£5.19 – £12.99), Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (£4.79 – £11.99), Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party (£3.20 – £8.00), Trine 2: Director’s Cut (£5.39 – £13.99) and Trine Enchanted Edition (£4.39 – £10.99).

Phew! Many of the above are amongst the eShop’s finest. We’d personally recommend Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. If you often have friends round then you can add Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party to that list too.

Sanuk are cutting their Wii U titles by a couple of quid each this week as well, including Bombing Bastards, Spot The Differences: Party! and Talking Phrasebook – 7 Language. The 3DS though sees just one discount – Snow Moto Racing 3D at £3.59. We’re pretty sure this one is reduced on a monthly basis.

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