Last week’s meagre offering of new Nintendo titles ended up being more than what other formats received. Unless mistaken, the PS4 and Xbox One didn’t see a single new release last week.
Perhaps we shouldn’t have been quite as quick to judge. We can safely say that this week is a little disappointing, though â€“ just two new 3DS games are due.
Tactical RPG Mercenaries Saga 3 (Â£5.89) hit the US market last month but it appears nobody got around to reviewing it. Mercenaries Saga 2 didn’t review too badly, gaining a steady string of 7s, so we’re expecting this to be above average at the very least. It may even prove to be a decent budget alternative to Fire Emblem.
Mercenaries Saga 3 is joined by Shift DX (Â£4), a 2D monochrome puzzler in which rooms must be flipped to reach the exit. It’s by the same developer as early â€“ and similar – 3DS release Shifting World, if you feel like you’ve seen this one before. It features all stages from Shift 1 and 2, plus 100 new puzzles to beat.
Wii U owners shouldn’t feel too left out as a wealth of discounts are prepped for Thursday, including Curve Digital’s back catalogue. Highlights include Severed (Â£8.39), Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Â£5.99), Ittle Dew (Â£6.29), OlliOlli (Â£1.59), Pumped BMX + (Â£1.59), Thomas Was Alone (Â£1.74), Ultratron (Â£1.59), Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Â£1.65), Nova-111 (Â£1.59), Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Â£1.59), The Swapper (Â£1.59) and Toki Tori 2 + (Â£3.24).
Upcoming 3DS price drops meanwhile include Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto (Â£6.49), Toki Tori 3D (60p), Severed (Â£8.39), OlliOlli (Â£1.59), Titan Attacks! (Â£1.59) and good old Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Â£4.49).