Itâ€™s a pretty quiet week for new releases on both PSN and the Xbox One store. The same canâ€™t be said for the Nintendo eShop, with the Switch alone receiving 12 new titles.
Amongst these are a few big hitters, including sandbox RPG Portal Knights (Â£24.99), two-wheeled racer MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame (Â£39.99), the visually appealing Mantis Burn Racing (Â£14.99), and good old Worms W.M.D (Â£19.99).
Worms on Switch is a no-brainer. Backing this statement up, it garnered top marks from Vooks. “Worms W.M.D feels like a celebration of over two decades of Worms, if youâ€™ve been a fan of the series at any point itâ€™s worth checking back in,” they said.
The Switch also sees a trio of new demos – Nine Parchments, Robonauts, and Slime-san â€“ while the 3DS receives New Style Boutique 3 â€“ Styling Star (Â£34.99) and River City: Rival Showdown (Â£26.99). Capcom’s remaster of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Â£19.99) is down for a 3DS release, too.
Nintendoâ€™s Cyber Sale 2017 for My Nintendo members is now underway. The full list of discounts can be found here. Dozens of first-party games are on offer â€“ including a fair few for the Wii U â€“ plus a small smattering of Virtual Console titles.
The Cyber Sale is unconnected to the regular eShop sale, which is a cracker this week due to Black Friday being upon us. I am Setsuna, INVERSUS Deluxe, The Jackbox Party Pack 4, Neon Chrome, R.B.I. Baseball 17, Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, Retro City Rampage DX, Semispheres, Syberia, Spelunker Party, Tower Of Babel, Tumblestone and VÃ¶lgarr the Viking on Switch are all due a price cut.
The Season Pass packing Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Gold Edition, due to hit the eShop on Friday, also has a launch discount – Â£49.59 until 30th November (Â£61.99 thereafter).
The rest of this week’s Switch releases are as follows:
Let’s Sing 2018 – Â£29.99
Considering the physical release comes with the required microphone, itâ€™s hard to recommend purchasing this digitally.
ACA NEOGEO SOCCER BRAWL – Â£6.29
SNKâ€™s futuristic sports title from 1992 is this weekâ€™s NeoGeo title.
Battle Chef Brigade – Â£17.99
Adult Swimâ€™s quirky cooking/RPG hybrid seems to be going down well, gaining an 8/10 from Nintendo Life.
Crimsonland – Â£11.99
A serviceable but unspectacular twin-stick shooter. A hard sell at Â£12.
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today – Â£13.49
The first part of episodic series post-apocalyptic adventure reportedly ends quite abruptly, but itâ€™s a fun ride while it lasts.
Kid Tripp – Â£3.59
Another pixel-art platformer, resembling from the NES era.
Letter Quest Remastered – Â£11.69
One of the best word games of recent times. We awarded the Xbox version 7/10 back in 2016. Go for this over last weekâ€™s Spellspire.
Stick It to The Man – Â£10.99
We also reviewed this pleasingly daft puzzle adventure. We gave it 7/10, feeling that only its shortness let it down. A good taster the studioâ€™s next project – Flipping Death.
Transcripted – Â£6.99
Twin-sticker shooting and match-three puzzling together at last.
Uurnog Uurnlimited – Â£13.49
A colourful 2D platformer with puzzle elements, based on stealing animals. Why? Because theyâ€™re adorable.
Curiously, Nintendo Life lists BigBenâ€™s Aqua Moto Racing Utopia and Snow Moto Racing Freedom (Â£31.49) for an imminent eShop release. The high price point suggests theyâ€™re gaining retail releases somewhere in the world. Mainland Europe, probably.
Next week: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Gear. Club Unlimited, Super Putty Squad, Stern Pinball Arcade, Syberia 2, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and OPUS: The Day We Found Earth Finds.