Out this week: Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, SMB: Banana Rumble, Beyond Good & Evil, NeoSprint, FROGUN Encore, GRAVEN, more

Last year SEGA released Sonic Superstars the same week as Super Mario Bros. Wonder and went on to report lacklustre sales. This week, Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble are going head-to-head. While not as heavy hitting as a new mainline Sonic or Super Mario, most are likely to choose Luigi over SEGA’s monkey crew at launch. Unlike Sonic Superstars, Banana Rumble is a Switch exclusive too, limiting the number of copies it’ll sell.

It’s also a busy week for the Switch – and for other formats, all told – with Namco Bandai’s anime tie-in SPYxANYA: Operation Memories and the tropical open-world adventure Tchia: Oléti Edition both launching alongside belated retail releases of Dave the Diver and Citizen Sleeper. We may even see Dave the Diver enter the UK retail charts next Monday, with it currently climbing Amazon’s pre-order page.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble

Other multiformat releases include Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition – with new challenges and a speed running mode – Atari’s top down racer revival NeoSprint, PS1-style throwback platformer Frogun ENCORE, 3D Realm’s dark fantasy FPS GRAVEN, and the exceedingly colourful challenge-based platformer Go Go Jump!! If that wasn’t enough jumping around, there’s the procedurally generated bullet hell platformer FROGUE too.

The PS5 also gains the PSVR2 time-travelling escape-room puzzler Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate, surreal and contemplative sci-fi experience Exo One, and the TV show tie-in Fortress Challenge – Fort Boyard. Then on Xbox there’s the base-building RPG Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders – due on Game Pass at launch – a trio of Garten of Banban titles, and Aimlabs – a training tool for pro first-person shooter players that even has recreations of popular FPS maps. We can’t help but think this would be more beneficial for a keyboard and mouse set-up over an Xbox joypad, though.

New release trailers

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD 

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble

SPYxANYA: Operation Memories

Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition

Tchia: Oléti Edition

NeoSprint

Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate

Exo One

Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders

Frogun ENCORE 

GRAVEN

Go Go Jump!! 

Local News with Cliff Rockslide

FROGUE

Last Night of Winter

How to Sing to Open Your Heart Remastered

Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports 

New multiformat releases

  • Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition
  • NeoSprint
  • FROGUN Encore
  • GRAVEN
  • FROGUE
  • Wild Seas
  • How to Sing to Open Your Heart Remastered
  • Last Night of Winter
  • Go Go Jump!!
  • Local News with Cliff Rockslide
  • Nocturnal Visitors
  • Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports

New on PSN

  • Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate
  • Bloodhound
  • Exo One
  • K-ONE
  • Fortress Challenge – Fort Boyard
  • Party Poppers
  • Until Then
  • Cazzarion: Ship Hunting

New on Xbox Store

  • Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders
  • Garten of Banban 2
  • Garten of Banban 3
  • Garten of Banban 4
  • BattleCakes
  • Dash & Swing
  • Aimlabs
  • Kingdom’s Dungeon Rage
  • Mr Trials
  • New Lands 2

New Switch retail releases

eShop round-up coming Thursday

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD
  • Super Monkey Ball – Banana Rumble 
  • Tchia: Oléti Edition
  • SPY×ANYA: Operation Memories
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Dave the Diver
  • Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports

Next week: The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak, Bleak Faith: Forsaken, Cyber Citizen Shockman Zero, Bouncy Chicken, Zenless Zone Zero, Scholar’s Mate, Fate Seeker II, and Hot Blood.