The Master Trials breathes new life into Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It’s an eventful week for the Nintendo Switch. Not only has the first piece of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC landed – with a second add-on pack due this winter – but the eShop also sees the first Switch discounts, with Snake Pass and Bomberman R down to £9.59 and £29.99 respectively.

The Master Trials – part of Zelda’s £17.99 expansion pass – includes the Trial of the Sword challenge, four new armour sets, the Korok Mask, a new Master Mode difficulty level and the Hero’s Path Mode, which keeps track of areas players are yet to explore.

Here’s the official trailer:

The Switch also gets two new titles. The exceedingly colourful ACA NeoGeo Magical Drop II (£6.29) is welcome addition given the lack of puzzle games on the Switch, while GoNNER (£8.99) is a devilishly tough roguelike platformer.

Nintendo Life thought GoNNER was deserving of an 8/10. “If you’re the type who enjoys a serious challenge we recommend giving this title a go; it is one that will reward those who stick with it the most,” they said.

The 3DS gets just one new game, but it’s a good’en – Mighty Gunvolt Burst (£8.99) went down well on Switch earlier this month, described by many as a brand new Mega Man.


Would you believe that the Wii U receives the most releases this week? BLOC (£2.69) puts a few twists on the arcade classic Pong, while Space Hunted (£2.69) pays homage to Metroid, 8-bit pixel art and all. Then there’s a Virtual Console release of Alien Crush (£5.39), the Turbografx’s oddball pinball game.

In addition to the two aforementioned Switch games, the SteamWorld series is also currently on offer. SteamWorld Dig is down to £1.74 on both Wii U and 3DS, while SteamWorld Heist is on offer for £5.49. SteamWorld Heist: The Outsider DLC will set you back £5.49, meanwhile.

Also give the excellent Sky Force Anniversary on Wii U some consideration. The impeccably designed shooter is down to £6.29 until 6th July.

Next week: Kirby’s Blowout Blast (3DS), and possibly Physical Contact: SPEED (Switch).

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