Hot on the heels of last weekâ€™s double whammy of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Mario & Sonic: Rio 2016 comes another Wii U big hitter – LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
According to both Amazon and GAME, the physical release of TT Games’ latest blockbuster isnâ€™t due out until 5th July, so those looking to take down Kylo Ren this week have just one option – go digital. It’s your only hope.
The eShop price has been set at Â£39.99, with a release date of 28th June. The 3DS version meanwhile will set you back Â£29.99. Although itâ€™s likely to be a safe purchase, the Wii U LEGO games are known to be slightly more glitchy than on other formats. Itâ€™s also worth bearing in mind that the belated physical release can be pre-ordered for around a tenner less than its digital counterpart.
The Wii U also gets a surprise release of Ziggurat (Â£12.00), a first-person dungeon crawler that gained a cult following upon debut. The PS4 and Xbox One versions arrived to a mixture of 7s and 8s, and so unless something horrid has happened while en route to Wii U, we reckon itâ€™ll be worth investigating.
Also on Wii U this week: physics-based puzzler Midnight 2 (Â£1.79), a demo of Runbow, Hyrule Warriors: Legends of Hyrule Pack (Â£8.99 for Wii U only season pass or Â£15.29 with 3DS season pass), Hyrule Warriors: Character Pack (Â£10.79), and the Hyrule Warriors: Link’s Awakening Pack (Â£4.49 or part of Legends of Hyrule Pack).
The character pack includes Linkle, Skull Kid, Tetra, Toon Link, King Daphnes and Ganondorf’s trident weapon while the Link’s Awakening pack features Marin as a playable character and a pair of new boots for Linkle.
The 3DS isnâ€™t without surprises either, with Zero Time Dilemma (Â£32.00) – a narrative-heavy JRPG intended to fill the void left by Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward – and BOXBOXBOY! (Â£4.49) both making appearances. HAL Laboratory’s original BOXBOY! was something of a sleeper hit – a wonderful little puzzler that delighted those smart enough to look past the simple exterior. We don’t expect anything less from this sequel.
Those two are joined by a Monster Hunter Generations demo, The Battle Cats POP! (Â£8.99), a 2D tower defence game that Nintendo Japan took a shine to, and Teddy Together (Â£34.99) – an embarrassingly cute virtual pet thing thatâ€™s also due out at retail this week.
Fire Emblem Fates gets its 9th Â£1.79 map pack too, subtitled Anna on the Run.
Due to comprising of games that are seemingly always on offer, the 3DS’s line-up of discounts is too tedious to elaborate on. Over on Wii U meanwhile first-person curio Joeâ€™s Diner is discounted to a mere Â£3.77. The curious thing about this is that itâ€™s actually due a Â£14.99 retail release this Friday. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.