Nintendo Download: 14th June 2012 (Europe)

Sonic, tattoos and a samurai sword

After all the E3 excitement last week it's back down to Earth with a bump this week, with a Game Gear Sonic game and European releases of decent, if long overdue games. Here's what's available this week.

3DS Virtual Console

Sonic Blast (Game Gear, SEGA, £4.50/€5) — Sonic's last adventure on Game Gear (in Japan it was the last commercially released Game Gear game full-stop), its rendered environments didn't look great at the time and probably haven't dated well. We'll have a full review for you soon.

3DS Download Software

Samurai Sword Destiny (UFO Interactive, £5.40/€6) — Sadly not the samurai game we were all hoping for, UFO's eShop adventure is a below-par side-scrolling slasher, as our Samurai Sword Destiny review elaborates.

DSiWare

Art of Ink (Sabarasa, 800pts) — Out in North America for over a year now, we'd hoped Sabarasa's quirky tattooing game would reach Europe with a price drop but alas. The good news is it's actually very good: our Art of Ink review should fill in the gaps for you.

That's the lot for this week, folks. What's coming home with you? Let us know in our Facebook poll.

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