Xeodrifter is a particularly intriguing 3DS eShop title from Renegade Kid. Due to some delays and struggles in 2014 the popular studio took a decision to turn around this passion project for 3DS in just five months, and the resulting Metroidvania retro-styled experience proved to be a critical success. It's a testament to what can be achieved by dedicated developers keen to share a new game, with the studio's co-founder Jools Watsham saying the following to us last year.

It was a real shotgun project in terms of focus, speed, and effort. It was definitely a labour of love; we could not have completed it without that passion and desire to create something special.

It's only been released in North America, so far, with the title yet to reach PAL regions. The good news is that Renegade Kid has told Nintendo Life that it's now confident of an 18th June release in Europe, Australia and New Zealand - it's not 100% for that date, but it's looking likely. In addition pricing will be set at €8.99 / £7.99, which matches up with the equivalent $9.99 eShop price in North America.

Are any of you PAL gamers planning to dive into this download treat over the summer months?