We havenâ€™t seen a great deal of Virtual Console games lately, save for the odd New 3DS SNES re-release here and there. This week makes up for that – Hudson Softâ€™s A Shadow’s Tale (aka Lost in Shadow) has been granted a rather unexpected Wii U eShop re-release.
A game popular with collectors, this Wii platformer from 2010 is known to sell for as much as Â£50 on eBay. At Â£17.99 for the new digital version, it proves to be a far cheaper option.
The rest of this weekâ€™s Wii U releases are significantly cheaper. The colourful auto-runner Buddy & Me: Dream Edition launches for Â£3.89 this Thursday alongside 2D Egyptian puzzler Defend Your Crypt (Â£2.69), Atari 2600 Combat clone Toon Tanks (Â£1.79), the top-down Hot Rod Racer (Â£2.69), and good old Jewel Quest (Â£3.49).
Then on 3DS thereâ€™s the rogue-like Adventure Bar Story spin-off Adventure Labyrinth Story (Â£4.50), the cutesy Ninja Smasher! (Â£2.93) and Defend Your Crypt again (Â£2.69).
The New 3DS meanwhile gets Wind-up Knight 2 (Â£4.00), a runner that arrived to a lukewarm reception on Wii U. We have a feeling that it may fare better on handheld, being a better fit and all.
Both Wii U and 3DS get a couple of demos, too – Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Kirby: Planet Robobot. Weâ€™ve barely heard a bad word about Planet Robobot, so itâ€™s pleasing that more people will get a chance to savour its delights.
After last weekâ€™s surprisingly decent assortment of discounts, mostly courtesy of Curve Digital, weâ€™re back to yet another tedious selection. Say “hello!” once again to Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Â£3.59), Glory of Generals (Â£3.59) and European Conqueror 3D (Â£2.39). No Wii U discounts this week, oddly.