It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download update; the official update press release came a little later than normal, but the details below are now fully up to scratch. This week we have two retail arrivals on the Switch along with another Neo Geo ACA game and a party game, while a particularly interesting adventure title arrives on the Wii U store. Naturally the 3DS has a download option to consider too, so let's get to the details.
Nintendo Switch Retail Downloads
Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS America, $59.99USD) - This long awaited release of the enormous and quirky strategy RPG includes all of the DLC from the original release. It's willingly written and designed for older players, is utterly bonkers yet at the same time offers impressive depth in gameplay. We enjoyed the craziness and complexity of this one in our Disgaea 5 Complete review.
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom, $39.99USD) - This Capcom release pitches itself as the ultimate edition of the classic fighting game, with a couple of tweaked characters, the full original roster and the option to switch between a new and retro presentation. Unfortunately the new content, including the infamous Way of the Hado mode, doesn't offer much - you can see what we think in our work-in-progress Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers review; we're currently waiting for the online servers to go live. Available from 26th May.
Nintendo Switch eShop
Astro Duel Deluxe (Panic Button, $14.99USD) - With gameplay reminiscent of Asteroids, this first appeared as Astro Duel at the start of 2016 on Steam; this deluxe version offers a range of improvements including new modes and support for 6 players rather than just 4. The action takes place as a local multiplayer party game, which sounds perfect for the Switch with the range of control options at your disposal. We'll get cracking on a review. Available from 30th May.
The King of Fighters '99 (HAMSTER, $7.99USD) - Notable for introducing the "Striker" system - where support characters can leap in to assist your team - the 1999 entry in the long-running fighting series also put new fighter K' in the spotlight. While it's perhaps not as fondly remembered as its forerunner, King of Fighters '98, this instalment is still an excellent brawler. As an 'ACA' release it'll also have the usual batch of extensive menus and customisation options.
Drone Fight (CIRCLE Entertainment, $3.99USD) - As you'd expect from the title this one's all about flying drones, using both screens for different views. You can either race against the CPU (with various items that can be used) or set times for online leaderboards in Time Trial runs.
3DS eShop DLC
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass ($44.99, 22 pieces of content): The Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass includes all five DLC packs as they release. By purchasing the Season Pass, fans who want to receive all DLC will save more than 30 percent compared to purchasing all 22 pieces of content on their own.
FE Echoes DLC Pack #2 – Undaunted Heroes Pack ($9.99, three pieces of content): In addition to a new dungeon (The Inner Sanctum), this pack also includes two challenging new maps that stronger, more seasoned heroes will want to tackle.
FE Echoes DLC Pack #3 – Lost Altars Pack ($14.99, 10 pieces of content): The mysterious dungeons included in this pack hold the power to upgrade characters to exclusive classes that don’t appear in the main game.
Wii U eShop
The Girl and the Robot (Flying Carpets Games, $9.99USD) - This project has been in the works for a long time, so it's pleasing to see it finally arrive on Wii U. Calling to mind the PlayStation 2 classic ICO, the game - as the title suggests - features a girl and her robot companion as they attempt to navigate their way through a mysterious fortress. This game is cited as the "first act of the fairy tale".
Block Zombies! (Nostatic Software, $4.99USD) - As the name suggests this one has blocky visuals, and adopts a top down view as you use a whole lot of weapons to resist zombie hoards.
As always Nintendo of America wants you to browse the eShop and check out the official sales and deals website for discount details.
A number of interesting options to consider in this week's update - let us know what you'll be downloading in the (freshly updated) poll and comments below.