Pair of eShop Games Seeing Physical Release in Europe

Fast Racing Neo and the SteamWorld franchise get the Nintendo Selects treatment.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 07/26/2016 17:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

With its Nintendo Selects series of games, Nintendo reprinted and dropped the price of some of its biggest Wii U and 3DS hits. The selection has already grown since the label was introduced, but now it’s going in a decidedly more indie direction in Europe. Nintendo has announced physical releases for Fast Racing Neo and SteamWorld Collection for Wii U.

Fast Racing NEO is a high-speed, futuristic racer developed by Shin’en Multimedia that grabbed a lot of attention for being the closest thing gamers have seen to a new F-Zero for years. Picking up the physical copy will also get you the upcoming NEO Future Pack DLC, which includes eight additional tracks for the game. SteamWorld Collection will include both of Image & Form’s entries in the franchise, SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Heist, along with the latter’s The Outsider DLC.

Both of these packages will be released on September 30 and will be branded as Nintendo eShop Selects, which seems to suggest that more downloadable gems could find their way onto store shelves. Tragically, nothing has been said regarding price or the possibility of these games getting physical releases in other markets.

Source: Nintendo Everything

3 Responses to “Pair of eShop Games Seeing Physical Release in Europe”

  • 819 points
    Toadlord says...

    The developers for Fast Racing Neo really deserve this love. I haven’t had the time I would like to put into the game yet, but I was happy to buy it at launch and show Nintendo that an F-Zero type game is still desired by fans.

    I have said it before, but if Nintendo chooses to outsource F-Zero again Shin’en seems like a good bet to take up the mantle.

  • 745 points
    OG75 says...

    Will be hoping these come Stateside, along with other Nintendo “eShop selects.”

    Like Toadlord, I haven’t had time for Fast Racing Neo yet. In fact, I haven’t even downloaded it. However seeing the box staring back at me on my gaming shelf might provide more inspiration.

    Would love to see Axiom Verge on a disc as well. I’ve played through it on PS4, but it just “feels” like a Nintendo game to me (much like Shovel Knight). Can’t wait to play through it again with the added advantages of the Wii U’s Gamepad.

  • 784 points
    Marc Deschamps says...

    I don’t know why physical releases make games seem more “legit,” but there’s just something about it. That Fast Racing Neo art is gorgeous, too.

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