If it wasnâ€™t for Capcomâ€™s RPG duo Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar / Gregar for Wii U Virtual Console, it would be an exceedingly quiet week for the UK Nintendo eShop.
The two Battle Network games are due Thursday at Â£6.29 a piece. First released on GBA in 2006, they gained above average scores from the likes of Nintendo Power and Famitsu. Most complaints stemmed from the fact that a lot of content was recycled from previous Battle Network games, with little improvement aside some new customisation options. Those who owned the previous instalments were still advised to give them a playthrough though as itâ€™s here that the story finally comes to a conclusion.
The 3DS sees the rest of the weekâ€™s new arrivals. Thereâ€™s a Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight demo due this Thursday, along with free Rosalinaâ€™s Yukata and Peachâ€™s Yukata DLC for Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 â€“ Fashion Forward. Nintendoâ€™s press release simply states that theyâ€™ll â€œextend your wardrobeâ€.
Final Fantasy Explorers – which has received some encouragingly positive previews – will be available to pre-purchase from Thursday too, way ahead of its 28th January launch date. Those who cough up Â£29.99 for the digital release will receive a free pixel art Final Fantasy 3DS theme.
Itâ€™s worth bearing in mind though that Amazon has the physical version for Â£23.99 currently. Weâ€™re pretty sure that most Final Fantasy fans and collectors would rather go physical for this one.
A reasonably sizeable sale finishes the week off. Wii U discounts include (take a deep breath) Runbow (Â£8.24), Bombing Bastards (Â£4.49), Spot the Differences: Party! (Â£2.69), Cubemen 2 (Â£3.49), Family Tennis SP (Â£2.99), Unepic (Â£4.40), FullBlast (Â£2.69), Rock ‘N Racing Off Road DX (Â£4.45), Rock Zombie (Â£3.59), Kung Fu Rabbit (Â£1.79), Puddle (Â£2.83), Tetrobot & Co. (Â£3.74) and Wooden Sen’SeY (Â£3.20). Most of these are worth a look, especially Unepic and Runbow.
Then on 3DS the following are lined up for a price cut: Kung Fu Rabbit (Â£1.79), Fantasy Pirates (99p), Toys vs. Monsters (99p) and Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (Â£2.99).
We still love the fact that Van Helsing sniper Zx100‘s launch price was Â£6.66.