The only thing noteworthy about this weekâ€™s Nintendo eShop line-up is how sparse it is – we donâ€™t think weâ€™ve ever come across as quieter week.
The Wii U sees a single new Virtual Console release – Mega Man and Bass – while the 3DS gets a demo of the rather brazen Nintendogs clone I Love My Dogs.
American Wii U owners saw Mega Man and Bass arrive on Virtual Console back in May, after it chosen by fans to front Capcomâ€™s â€˜Mega Mayâ€™ promotion.
It was first released on Super Famicom in 1998 – under the guise of Mega Man and Forte – and then converted to GBA in 2002. Creator Keiji Inafune designed it for younger players who were yet to purchase a 32-bit system, but donâ€™t let that put you off – the difficulty level remains tough. Perhaps even too tough – Nintendo Life reviewed the US VC release, claiming that â€œthere are occasions where unfair gameplay can bog down the experienceâ€. They still went on to give it 7/10 though, reporting that â€œthe surprising amount of replayability and overall solid game mechanics make this one worth a recommendationâ€.
A few discounts help to brighten an otherwise dull week, with highlights including Shin Megami Tensei IV (Â£8.99 – regular price Â£17.99), Citizens of Earth (Â£3.35 – regular price Â£9.99), Darksiders II (Â£9.99 – regular price Â£39.99), Bombing Bastards (Â£4.49 – regular price Â£5.99) and Nano Assault EX (Â£6.35 – regular price Â£8.49).
We gave Darksiders II on Wii U a going over last year after Nordic Games finally got round to re-releasing it on the eShop. Although not perfect, it may make the wait for Zelda on Wii U slightly more bearable.