It's been a busy week learning about games due in the next few months, but a range of titles are available today. The Switch is particularly busy with retail and download-only games, while the 3DS has the week's biggest release; there are the usual download and DLC options, too. Let's get to it.

Switch Retail Downloads

NBA 2K18 (2K Games, €66.99/ £54.99) - A welcome arrival of a major sports franchise on the Switch, this promises a feature-rich edition (including the online and career modes) that can also be played on the go. Available on the eShop from 15th September, at retail from 17th October.

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition (2K Games, €99.99 / £84.99) - Available on the eShop from 15th September, at retail from 17th October.

NBA 2K18 Legend Gold Edition (2K Games, €149.99 / £119.99) - Available on the eShop from 15th September, at retail from 17th October.

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Ubisoft, €39.99 / £29.99) - A solid edition of one of the finest 2D platformers in the last generation. It originally made its mark on Nintendo gamers with a Wii U release, while this Switch version includes some extra options in the Kung Foot minigame while also utilising handheld mode for touch-based 'Murfy' sections. With co-op and all the goodness that made the original a must-have it's worth considering; we were certainly impressed in our Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition review.

Switch eShop

Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios, €8.99 / £7.99) - This is a roguelike dungeon crawler that turned out to be very good on the Wii U. This has all the same content along with a new environment, more enemies and tile-sets along with an in-game achievement system. We'll get cracking on a review.

Kingdom: New Lands (Raw Fury, €14.99 / £13.49) - This is actually the second game in the series (the first is still coming to Switch), and offers a stylish experience that has been well received on other platforms. You have to rule over a wide range of beasts and facilities while building up your kingdom with careful strategy. We quite liked it, albeit with provisos, in our Kingdom: New Lands review.

PAN-PAN (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.00 / £4.99) - PAN-PAN is an adventure that expands on the concept of environmental narrative storytelling, with puzzle solving and exploration elements at its core. Set against a backdrop of ambient sounds crafted by renowned sound composer Simon Viklund, your task is to fix your downed spaceship and begin the pilgrimage home. We'll let you know what we think of it in a review.

Semispheres (Vivid Helix, €9.99 / £8.99) - A 2D puzzle game with a lovely synth-led soundtrack by none other than Sid Barnhoorn, you control two protagonists on either side of the screen; the challenge is to safely guide both through the world. We'll let you know what we think in a review.

Robonauts (QubicGames, €13.49 / £12.14 until 29th September, then €14.99 / £13.49) - This arcade-style shooter uses gravity to switch up gameplay as you journey off into the unknowns of space. The adventure contains twelve different planetary systems, an array of weapons and the added bonus of solo and local multiplayer. Available from 15th September.

Beach Buggy Racing (Vector Unit, €9.99 / £9.99) - An interesting budget kart racer with 15 tracks across six modes. The trailer looks promising, with various characters, vehicles and power-ups shown off. We'll see whether it deserves a place on the podium in a review.

36 Fragments of Midnight (Ratalaika Games, €2.99 / £2.99) - A procedurally generated platformer in which each attempt consists of finding and collection 36 fragments, all while dodging various dangers. We'll see if it delivers the moon on a stick in a review.

Spinmaster (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - A Neo Geo platformer that lets you take control of Johnny and Tom in their quest to rescue Mary and get the five pieces of a mysterious treasure map from an evil organization lead by one Dr. De Playne. While the plot - even by 1993 standards - isn't exactly award-winning, the frantic gameplay and humour certainly was perfect coin-munching material, with a mandatory mine cart section included for good measure.

Nintendo Switch DLC

LEGO Worlds: Classic Space Pack (Warner Bros., €3.99 / £3.29)

NBA 2K18 Virtual Currency – 5,000 VC (2K Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

NBA 2K18 Virtual Currency – 15,000 VC (2K Games, €4.99 / £3.99)

NBA 2K18 Virtual Currency – 35,000 VC (2K Games, €9.99 / £7.99)

NBA 2K18 Virtual Currency – 75,000 VC (2K Games, €19.99/ £15.99)

NBA 2K18 Virtual Currency – 200,000 VC (2K Games, €49.99/ £39.99)

NBA 2K18 Virtual Currency – €99.99/ £79.99 VC (2K Games, €99.99/ £79.99)

Nintendo Switch Demo

Project Octopath Traveler (Square Enix, free)

3DS Retail Download

Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99) - Well, Samus is back. This 2D (though the 3D effect is terrific) entry is a reimagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus from the Game Boy days. It introduces some excellent new ideas, however, and delivers one of the best games in the illustrious history of the series; we explain how in our Metroid: Samus Returns reviewAvailable from 15th September.

3DS Demo

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (Atlus, free)

3DS eShop Pre-Purchase

Pokémon Gold and Silver (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - Bonus: Exclusive Pokémon Silver or Gold Version HOME Menu theme included with every Nintendo eShop purchase until 31 December! Every download also includes a Mystery Gift code for the Mythical Pokémon Celebi! You can redeem this code in Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon. Code can be redeemed between 22 September 2017 and 31 October 2018.

3DS HOME Themes

Metroid: Samus Returns Samus Aran (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Fashion Academy of Milan (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)

Maggie and Jacques (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)

Joy's fairytale bedroom (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)

Meeting at Cinderella Castle (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €5.20 / £4.70 until 5th October, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Cursed Castilla EX (Abylight, €9.95 / £9.78 until 21st September, normally €11.99 / £11.79)

Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €1.59 / £1.43 until 21st September, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 21st September, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €5.19 / £3.99 until 28th September, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.74 / £3.36 until 28th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 28th September, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 28th September, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Safari Quest (Joindots, €5.24 / £3.74 until 28th September, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Kutar Concert Staff (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 28th September, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Jump Rope (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 28th September, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Magic Ball (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 28th September, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Quiz (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 28th September, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Kutar Tube Rider (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.69 / £0.69 until 28th September, normally €0.99 / £0.99)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Entertainment, €7.45 / £6.20 until 14th October, normally €14.90 / £12.40)

New 3DS eShop Temporary Discount

Super Destronaut 3D (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 28th September, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Wii U DLC

LEGO Dimensions: Powerpuff Girls Team Pack (WB Games, free)

LEGO Dimensions: Beetlejuice Fun Pack (WB Games, free)

LEGO Dimensions: Teen Titans Go! Team Pack(WB Games, free)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €1.59 / £1.43 until 21st September, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Asdivine Hearts (KEMCO, €4.99 / £4.49 until 28th September, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, €5.19 / £3.99 until 28th September, normally €12.99 / £9.99)

Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese (Finger Gun Games, €4.49 / £4.04 until 5th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Toon Tanks (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 28th September, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Baila Latino (O2 Games, €9.95 / £6.20 until 14th October, normally €19.90 / £12.40)

Fit Music for Wii U (O2 Games, €9.95 / £7.95 until 14th October, normally €19.90 / £15.90)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €9.95 / £7.95 until 14th October, normally €19.90 / £15.90)

Defense Dome (HullBreach Studios, €0.74 / £0.69 until 28th September, normally €1.49 / £1.39)

SDK Paint (HullBreach Studios, €2.44 / £2.23 until 28th September, normally €3.49 / £3.19)

SDK Spriter (HullBreach Studios, €6.99 / £6.29 until 28th September, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Epic Dumpster Bear (HullBreach Studios, €3.00 / £2.70 until 4th October, normally €5.00 / £4.50)

Puzzle Monkeys (Log Games, €0.99 / £0.99 until 4th October, normally €1.49 / £1.49)

Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun (YappaPie, €1.97 / £1.64 until 5th October, normally €3.59 / £2.99)

Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 12th October, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

STEEL RIVALS (nuGAME, €4.89 / £4.19 until 12th October, normally €6.99 / £5.99)


Plenty of options for you this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

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