Remember; The soft reset command on a 3DS is L+R+Start
Let’s face it: There’s one major game in the lineup this week for North America, though there’s two versions of it. Fire Emblem Fates, the long-awaited 3DS RPG in a year full of them, brings along its season pass and the first (free) pack for the ride. Though hopefully, you’re paying $80/$100 for all three versions physically, that’s beyond the scope of this column. In case you forgot why this is big, go read Kim's review again.
The 3DS is jumping a little bit if you’re not looking for medieval allegory; Project X Zone 2 has been out since Tuesday, providing a dash of action combat and a whole lot of fanservice (in both senses of the word). In the old school department, we’ve got plenty of beatings on the Wii U Virtual Console, and the price drop of 2014’s Game of the Year.
Europe’s cupboard is slightly bare this week, you’d think there was something coming. There’s a retail RPG (Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon), a RPG at retail in other territories (Return to Popolocrois) and the Sega Dreamcast theme in a moment of AWESOME.
3DS VC drought: 51 weeks
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Conquest (US$39.99/C$49.99 for the first, $19.99/$24.99 for the other, season pass $17.99/$22.49, one free map, releases midnight Eastern Friday)
Project X Zone 2 ($39.99/$44.99, since Tuesday)
Wii U eShop
Tap Tap Arcade ($1.99)
Musicverse Electronic Keyboard ($7.99)
Wii U Virtual Console
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES) ($4.99)
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES) ($4.99)
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (NES) ($4.99)
Sega: Dreamcast ($1.99/$2.59)
Pokémon: Champion Steven ($1.99/$2.49)
Fire Emblem: Birthright and Conquest ($1.99/$2.49 ea, Friday)
Sales and Price Drops
Bayonetta 2 has been lowered to $29.99 effective Friday - possibly only at retail
Atlus sale: SMT Devil Survivor Overclocked is on sale until February 29, Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Etrian Odyssey IV are on sale from February 22 - March 7..
Sonic Triple Trouble and Sonic Lost World are on sale from Februay 22 - March 7.
AeternoBlade is $9.99 (from $14.99) until February 29.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is $3.99 (from $7.99) until February 25.
Vector Assault is $3.99 (from $4.99) until February 23.
Astral Breakers is $2.99 (from $4.99) until February 25.
Wicked Monsters Blast! HD+ is $4.99 (from $7.99) until February 29.
Sanuk Games titles are on sale until February 25.
Joindots titles are on sale until February 25.
Circle Entertainment titles are on sale until March 3.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (€39.99/£34.99, theme with purchase through 14 April)
Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (€34.99/£29.99)
Sega: Hi-Tech Sega, Saturn, Dreamcast (€1.79/£1.59 ea)
Pokémon: Champion Steven Stone (€1.99/£1.79)
Demos and Trials
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (Wii U)
Sales and Price Drops
AeternoBlade is €7.99/£7.19 (regular €14.99/£13.50) until 3 March.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is €3.99/£3.59 (regular €7.99/£7.19) until 25 February.
CIRCLE Entertainment titles are on sale until March 3.
Sanuk Games titles are on sale until 25 February.