Download update revealed for August 10, 2017 in Europe
Published by Jack Taylor August 10, 2017 18:30 UTC
A free demo of Monster Hunter Stories launches on Nintendo 3DS, four new releases come to Nintendo Switch, and Kirby's 25th anniversary is celebrated with a range of discounts.
Ironcast (Ripstone; 10 August; £12.99/€14.99)
Commanders! Take to the battlefield in Ironcast and prepare for turn-based strategy like you’ve never seen before. Every decision you make plays a crucial part in deciding your fate, from collecting resources to choosing your next mission. Control a mechanised war machine and lead your troops to victory through a series of challenging battles, trade assignments and survival missions.
Phantom Trigger (tinyBuild Games; 10 August; £13.49/€14.99)
Stan is losing control. The phantom realm brings arcane hexes into a pulsing neon reality, where demons fight in packs and use every trick they have to break your defence. Throw spells and traps mid-combo, ride the edge of control and chaos in this fresh take on action combat. You are your own worst enemy in Phantom Trigger.
Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games; 10 August; £8.99/€9.99)
Rocket Fist is an arena game with crazy robots in chaotic rocket fist battles. Aim against your frenemies and prove your dexterity by killing each other with rocket propelled fists in this frenetic mix of dodgeball and billiards! You can hold one Rocket Fist at a time and you only get one shot to throw your punch before having to run, hide and dodge to pick it back up! Just like in dodgeball, but with way more rockets! When you’re running away you can ninja dash around the arena, and if you’re feeling lucky you can try dash-bumping your friends in their faces to steal their rocket! Easy to learn, hard to master, Rocket Fist’s quick rounds will keep you coming back for more. It’s a game to bring out when your friends are over and in need of some explosive action!
Severed (DrinkBox Studios; 8 August; £13.49/€14.99)
Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.
Classic games on Nintendo Switch
The King of Fighters 2000 (ACA Neo Geo - Hamster; 10 August; £6.29/€6.99)
The King of Fighters 2000 is a fighting game released by SNK in 2000. Featuring numerous improvements from KOF '99, KOF 2000 also introduces the all-new Active Striker system where players can enjoy exciting striker-based battle strategies. Plenty of nostalgic characters from the SNK Universe appear as "another strikers".
Special offers on Nintendo Switch
Graceful Explosion Machine (Vertex Pop) - €8.99/£6.99/CHF 9.00 until 15 August
VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software; 10 August; £4.59/€5.49)
Create 3D models of your own design! Voxel models are made from 3D cubes and create a stylised "blocky" look – like 3D pixel art. VoxelMaker’s fully-featured model editor makes use of both buttons and touch controls, allowing you to cut, copy and paste part of your model to move, rotate or duplicate sections with ease. You can also insert text, create, edit and save your own color schemes, and more. Finally, use your Nintendo 3DS to display 3D images of your scenes in the upper screen and then save them to your Screenshot Album, or share them on Miiverse. With VoxelMaker, you have both a 3D canvas and camera in your hands: be inspired and create!
Demos on Nintendo 3DS
Monster Hunter Stories (Nintendo; 10 August; free download)
Play the demo and get a free item! If you have save data for the Monster Hunter Stories demo on your Nintendo 3DS family system, you can get a free Rider’s Outfit for Navirou when you purchase the full game! Take flight on a whirlwind adventure through a vast new world, filled with amazing places to explore and new friends to meet!
Special offers on Nintendo 3DS
3D Classics Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo) - €4.49/£4.04/CHF 6.30 until 17 August
AeternoBlade (Corecell) - €7.49/£6.75/CHF 10.50 until 24 August
Comic Workshop (Collavier) - €4.19/£3.77/CHF 5.88 until 24 August
Comic Workshop 2 (Collavier) - €5.59/£5.03/CHF 7.84 until 24 August
Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games) - €1.66/£1.33/CHF 2.34 until 24 August
Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34/CHF 2.10 until 7 September
Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.18/CHF 1.80 until 7 September
Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) - €29.99/£26.24/CHF 38.90 until 17 August
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) - €29.99/£26.24/CHF 38.90 until 17 August
Kirby's Dream Land (Nintendo) - €2.99/£2.69/CHF 4.20 until 17 August
Kirby's Dream Land 2 (Nintendo) - €2.99/£2.69/CHF 4.20 until 17 August
Kutar Apple (Circle Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69/CHF 0.84 until 24 August
Kutar Burger Factory (Circle Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69/CHF 0.84 until 24 August
Kutar End Credits (Circle Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69/CHF 0.84 until 24 August
Kutar Powder Factory (Circle Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69/CHF 0.84 until 24 August
Kutar Ski Lift (Circle Ent.) - €0.69/£0.69/CHF 0.84 until 24 August
Painting Workshop (Collavier) - €2.79/£2.51/CHF 3.92 until 24 August
Unlucky Mage (Kemco) - €5.99/£5.39/CHF 8.40 until 31 August
Classic games on Wii U
Ninja Spirit (TurboGrafx-16 - Irem; 10 August; £5.39/€5.99)
Play as the ninja Moonlight, engaged in a fierce battle to avenge his father’s death and unlock the secrets of his birth. Select between the original Arcade Mode and PC-Engine Mode, which includes a life gauge. Use four types of weapons; kusarigama, katana, shuriken and bombs to battle your way through the enemies. Grab power-up items and switch between weapons to give yourself an advantage. You’ll need to consider the enemy's attacks and your weapon’s abilities in order to deftly make it through all seven stages. Use your skills and attacks to defeat the game’s boundless enemies and traps. That’s what ninja action is all about! If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.
Victory Run (TurboGrafx-16 - Konami; 10 August; £5.39/€5.99)
Victory Run is a racing game modelled on the 'Paris-Dakar Rally' which ran from Paris, France, to Dakar in Senegal. Experience an all-out, realistic rally race where you have to deal with vehicle damage, from engine failure to transmission breakdown. The scenery even changes depending on the time. The exhilarating feeling of speed... Intense crash scenes... Keep it runnin’ right to the end of the unforgiving 13,000 km long-haul course! If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.
Special offers on Wii U
360 Breakout (nuGame) - €4.90/£4.20/CHF 5.60 until 7 September
3Souls (Red Column) - €1.80/£1.60/CHF 1.97 until 17 August
Inside My Radio (Seaven Studio) - €2.99/£2.59/CHF 4.20 until 7 September
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo) - €7.49/£6.74/CHF 10.50 until 17 August
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (Nintendo) - €5.24/£4.71/CHF 7.35 until 17 August
Kirby Super Star (Nintendo) - €5.99/£4.11/CHF 8.40 until 17 August
Kirby: Mouse Attack (Nintendo) - €7.49/£6.74/CHF 10.50 until 17 August
Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo) - €3.74/£2.61/CHF 5.25 until 17 August
Kirby's Adventure Wii (Nintendo) - €14.99/£13.49/CHF 21.00 until 17 August
Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Nintendo) - €5.99/£4.11/CHF 8.40 until 17 August
Wicked Monsters Blast! HD Plus (Corecell) - €1.99/£1.79/CHF 2.80 until 24 August
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