Nintendo themselves supply the bulk of content for this weekâ€™s eShop line-up, with only two new Wii U eShop releases coming from indie developers.
Those two are Wales Interactiveâ€™s first-person auto-runner Infinity Runner (Â£5.89) and WayForwardâ€™s DSi remake Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut (Â£6.99).
Weâ€™ve played Infinity Runner on Xbox One and wasnâ€™t too impressed despite the quirky premise of werewolves in space. Itâ€™s a simple case of pressing buttons in good time to slide under objects and such while defeating enemies using QTEs. You may however be able to squeeze an afternoonâ€™s worth of entertainment out of it – the asking price is hardly outrageous.
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut meanwhile was first released on PC and PS4 sometime ago. â€œThe best version of a very good gameâ€ seemed to be the general consensus, although the map system did provide some cause for concern. Hopefully thatâ€™s been rectified here via the Wii Uâ€™s GamePad. (Screenshot taken from PC version).
Good old Star Fox 64 (note: not Llyat Wars 64) is the only other Wii U release for this week, arriving at a purse pleasing Â£4.49 until 21st April. Regular price Â£8.99.
Although the 3DS re-release boasts prettier graphics, we reckon the original still holds up well.
A trio of new releases also grace 3DS – Hyrule Warriors Legends (Â£34.99), plus Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest on New 3DS Virtual Console. Purchase one DKC for Â£7.19 and get the other for Â£3.59.
Reviews of Hyrule Warriors Legends are due later today – weâ€™ll give them a mention later in the week when compiling our new release round-up. Our main concern is that Nintendo are going to push DLC heavily – the Legends of Hyrule Pack is available at launch, costing Â£13.49.
Rising Star provide most of the 3DS discounts this week. Highlights include BIT.TRIP SAGA (Â£4.49), Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Â£11.99), Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Â£8.99) and cult JRPG Virtue’s Last Reward (Â£9.99).
Over on Wii U meanwhile just three games are due a drop – Ascent of Kings (Â£1.11), Word Party (Â£11.19) and the no doubt equally thrilling Suspension Railroad Simulator (Â£5.39).