Nintendo has had a busy week, what with a 3DS Nintendo Direct and the recent news that Super Mario Run will be coming to iOS before the end of the year. But that hasn’t stopped the company from bringing you a weekly dose of digital downloads. Read on for our highlights of this week’s releases:
Wii U eShop
Jotun: Valhalla Edition – $13.49 until September 15 (normally $14.99) – One of the key Nindie releases this month, Jotun: Valhalla Edition sees players take on the role of Thora, a Norse warrior who has died and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. This action game has a top-down perspective which helps show off the gorgeous hand-drawn art style and features a growing array of combat moves, which you’ll need to defeat the bosses that tower over your character.
Wii U Virtual Console
Mario Strikers Charged – $19.99 – The sequel to the original Super Mario Strikers on GameCube, Mario Strikers Charged was interestingly the first Wii game which could be played online outside of Japan. Players choose their favorite Mario character to lead their team and then take part in a streamlined game of football (that’s soccer for those in the US!) on a wide array of crazy pitches. As with most Mario sports titles, it features power-up items and several “super abilities” which change depending on who is your team’s captain. With the sport featuring in the upcoming Mario Sports Superstars, this could be a great opportunity for you to brush up on your game.
New 3DS Virtual Console
Super Castlevania IV – $7.99 – The SNES classic platform game developed by Konami, this entry is still well regarded by fans of the series. Players take on the role of Simon Belmont, who is tasked with defeating Dracula, and who handily brought along his trusty whip to help him with the task. It’s already available on the Wii U Virtual Console, but this is the game’s first release on 3DS, so if you haven’t played it yet, this could be the version to go for.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – $29.99 – The latest Phoenix Wright game is finally out in the West and taking ready to take gamers back to the court room. It features the series’ well-known investigation and cross-examination gameplay, with several new mechanics being introduced. Anthony called it “yet another worthy Phoenix Wright successor” in his review of the game, and if you are a fan of the series, it’s definitely one of the releases this week that you should consider. You can read our full review of the game here.
Those are our picks of this week’s releases, but will you be picking any of them up? Let us know in the comments.