MXGP3, Worms W.M.D, Mantis Burn Racing and Portal Knights hit the Switch this week

It’s a pretty quiet week for new releases on both PSN and the Xbox One store. The same can’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 (£24.99), two-wheeled racer MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame (£39.99), the visually appealing Mantis Burn Racing (£14.99), and good old Worms W.M.D (£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 you’ve been a fan of the series at any point it’s worth checking back in,” they said.

The Switch also sees a trio of new demos – Nine Parchments, Robonauts, and Slime-san – while the 3DS receives New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star (£34.99) and River City: Rival Showdown (£26.99). Capcom’s remaster of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (£19.99) is down for a 3DS release, too.

Nintendo’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 – including a fair few for the Wii U – 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 Völgarr 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 – £49.59 until 30th November (£61.99 thereafter).

The rest of this week’s Switch releases are as follows:

Let’s Sing 2018 – £29.99
Considering the physical release comes with the required microphone, it’s hard to recommend purchasing this digitally.

SNK’s futuristic sports title from 1992 is this week’s NeoGeo title.

Battle Chef Brigade – £17.99
Adult Swim’s quirky cooking/RPG hybrid seems to be going down well, gaining an 8/10 from Nintendo Life.

Crimsonland – £11.99
A serviceable but unspectacular twin-stick shooter. A hard sell at £12.

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today – £13.49
The first part of episodic series post-apocalyptic adventure reportedly ends quite abruptly, but it’s a fun ride while it lasts.

Kid Tripp – £3.59
Another pixel-art platformer, resembling from the NES era.

Letter Quest Remastered – £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 week’s Spellspire.

Stick It to The Man – £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 studio’s next project – Flipping Death.

Transcripted – £6.99
Twin-sticker shooting and match-three puzzling together at last.

Uurnog Uurnlimited – £13.49
A colourful 2D platformer with puzzle elements, based on stealing animals. Why? Because they’re adorable.

Curiously, Nintendo Life lists BigBen’s Aqua Moto Racing Utopia and Snow Moto Racing Freedom (£31.49) for an imminent eShop release. The high price point suggests they’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.

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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