Open world action and traditional JRPG tropes collide in this week's downloads!
While I wouldn’t call this week the deluge of content the eShop and Virtual Console need, it certainly has some gems. 3DS fans will be satisfied at least, with both a great-looking JRPG as well as an excellent open world action game hitting the system. The Wii U is a little less robust with Ninja Gaiden and…a game about a penguin. Well, don’t knock it ‘till you’ve tried it, kids.
We can only hope that this week is the beginning of an uphill climb out of this desert of content the Virtual Console seems to be in. Dropping some good classic titles on the VC might not sell systems, but it would definitely get current owners excited to fire up their consoles.
3DS Retail Games
Wii U Retail Games
3DS eShop Games
If you’ve played it before then now is the time to play it again. If you’ve never played it then now is the time to start. Regardless of your history with Retro City Rampage, you owe it to yourself to check out this totally radical all out 80’s-fest of a game. Besides, this version has new stuff!
Wii U eShop Games
Percy appears to be a poor little penguin who has been unceremoniously crammed into a hamster ball and forced to traverse mazes. If I had to guess exactly what his predicament is then I’d bet money it’s that he wasn’t exactly a willing party when he was dropped into his current situation. With some pretty mellow music and oddly dark atmosphere, this might be one you puzzle fans out there may want to take a look at.
Wii U Virtual Console
No matter how you choose to pronounce it, Ninja Gaiden is one of the best games on the NES. I’ve probably put more hours into it than any Super Mario Bros. game on the system, and, to this very day, I still can’t beat it. If you’re feeling up to the challenge then be sure to scoop this one up.