After all of the excitement about games coming to the Switch eShop over the next few months, it's time to settle down for the latest Nintendo Download Update details. It's a relatively quiet week (albeit Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle recently arrived but was listed last week) that includes a few retail options - two of which are due on 5th September) - a rather enjoyable "run 'n punch" game and more besides. Let's get to it.
Switch Retail Download
LEGO Worlds (WB Games, $29.99USD) - A title that is certainly eagerly awaited by some, this takes the fun of LEGO games into a creative sandbox environment. The download version is $29.99USD, but you can also get a physical version at $39.99USD which will include two DLC packs right off the bat. Available from 5th September.
R.B.I. Baseball 17 (MLB Advanced Media, $29.99USD) - Very much the accessible action-focused alternative to PS4 exclusive MLB The Show 17, this offers all of the same official teams and players and various modes. We'll see whether it's a home run or a strikeout in a review. Available from 5th September.
Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (Inti Creates, $39.99USD) - A combo offering that includes both original 3DS games and all DLC; enhancements include HD visuals (in some respects), 60fps performance and HD Rumble. Our review will be with you later today.
League of Evil (Ratalaika Games, $7.99USD) - A retro-styled action game with 140 levels to take on, it also has a level editor for sharing creations and the ability to download community levels from across platforms. It's addictive, fun and brutally challenging, or so we said when giving it a recommendation in our League of Evil review.
Zed Blade (HAMSTER, $7.99USD) - In this frenetic horizontal shmup you have the choice of three craft with different speeds along with customizable weaponry. After your choices have been made it is time to make a trip around our solar system, turning everything that moves on the screen into scrap metal. We'll bring you a review of this ACA release soon.
Wii U eShop
Annihilation (TreeFall Studios, $1.89USD) - A pixel-based top-down shooter in which you try to resist waves of enemies; also includes support for co-op.
As always Nintendo of America wants you to browse the eShop and check out the official sales and deals website for discount details.
Those are your new download options for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.