Oh hey look, Shantae's best friend.
Weeks in which the list is entirely or predominantly Switch based are becoming more common as the platform establishes itself, and this week is the latest example. We've got another (at least) five games this week for Switch, with the big ones being the Switch versions of previous console games Retro City Rampage (Wii) and Use Your Words (Wii U). The developer has admitted that Retro City Rampage was sent in for lotcheck to make sure they were familiar with the process prior to releasing the 16-bit followup, Shakedown Hawaii.
The retro front this time around is heavy on the scrolling shooters: Hamster's Arcade Archives release for the week is Aero Fighters 2 from the NeoGeo, while mid-90s arcade shooter Strikers1945 is also Switch-bound today. The latest round of Blaster Master Zero DLC, which adds
Shantae Shovel Knight (thanks ClexYoshi), will be available at update time to boot.
Europe is picking up a largely identical lineup to North America, while Japan adds a mature RPG that *may* get localized down the road. We'll see on that front.
Use Your Words (US$14.99/C$16.99)
Retro City Rampage DX ($14.99)
Puzzla Adventure Blockle ($7.99/$9.49)
Aero Fighters 2 ($7.99/$9.87)
Wii U eShop
Flight of Light ($8.00/$10.00)
Blaster Master Zero: Shantae (free for two weeks, then $1.99/$2.49)
Sales and Price Drops
Highlights: I Am Setsuna is 33% off until August 10: the Kirby 25th Anniversary Sale is on until August 8.
Retro City Rampage DX (€14.99/£12.99)
Use Your Words (€13.09/£11.79)
Aero Fighters 2 (€6.99/£6.29)
Puzzle Adventure Blockle (€6.29/£5.99)
Wii U Virtual Console 50% upgrade offer available
Sales and Price Drops
I Am Setsuna is 33% off until 10 August.
TumbleSeed is 33% off until 17 August.
Art of Balance is 25% off until 24 August.
Brave Dungeon is 20% off until 17 August.
Power Disc Slam is 70% off until 17 August.
Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun is on sale until 17 August.
PixelMaker (Wii U / 3DS) is 25% off until 10 August.
Twin Robots is 33% off until 10 August.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 25% off until 10 August.
Crollors Game Pack is 33% off until 2 September.
nuGAME titles are on sale until 31 August.
EnjoyUp Games titles are on sale until 31 August.
Japan - Switch
Gunbarich (¥864: ¥500 launch sale)
Strikers 1945 (¥864: ¥500 launch sale)
Aero Fighters 2 (¥823)
Puzzle Adventure Blockle (¥800)