ARMS is within reach

We’re still in two minds as to whether launching a new release during E3 is sensible or not.

Any coverage is bound to be shoved off a gaming site’s pages quickly, in favour of E3 news. ARMS does have a few advantages, however – the global testpunch converted many naysayers, and Nintendo lifted the review embargo some time ago.

As reported during our new release round-up, scores include 9/10s from Nintendo Life and God is a Geek, an 8.25 from GameInformer and 8/10 from The Metro. It also recieved Eurogamer‘s ‘Reccomended’ badge today. “Arms does for fighting games what Mario Kart did for driving games, and the results are absolutely splendid,” they said.

There aren’t any big new releases on PS4/Xbox One to challenge it, meaning it stands a good chance of taking the UK chart top spot. We’ll find out on Monday.

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The Switch sees two other eShop releases this week. In fact, it’s the only Nintendo system to see some eShop action, aside from a Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training demo.

Feared cancelled at one point (we even reported as such, after having a long-standing pre-order cancelled), Nintendo had a sudden change of heart for Devilish Brain Training, dusting it off to launch alongside the upcoming New 2DS. It launched in the US way back in 2013, and in Japan in 2012, making this an incredibly belated release.

Anyway, we digress. The new Switch releases are ACA NeoGeo Sengoku (£6.29), a scrolling brawler from 1991, and Mighty Gunvolt Burst (£8.99) – a 2D shooter similar to Mega Man, starring Mighty No. 9’s Beck. Worry not, as it’s a far better game than Comcept’s lacklustre shooter. Destructoid dished out an 8/10. “I can see myself picking up Mighty Gunvolt Burst every now and then, especially since it’s so easy to do on the Switch,” their reviewer stated.

In addition to the usual indie titles, including a wealth of hidden object games on 3DS, Nintendo has reduced a handful of games as part of an E3 sale. Prices are as follows:

3DS
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. – £24.49
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – £24.49
Super Mario 3D Land – £24.49
Hyrule Warriors Legends – £24.49
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – £27.99
Metroid – £2.24

Wii U
Xenoblade Chronicles X – £34.99
Hyrule Warriors – £27.99
Yoshi’s Woolly World – £27.99
Paper Mario: Color Splash – £27.99
Splatoon – £24.49
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – £34.99
Super Mario 64 – £4.49
Metroid – £1.74
Super Metroid – £2.74
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – £4.49
Xenoblade Chronicles – £8.99
Super Mario Galaxy – £8.99
Super Mario Galaxy 2 – £8.99

All discounts are in effect until 22nd June.

Next week: Ever Oasis (3DS) and RPG Maker Fes (3DS).

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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