The Wonderful 101 is the big launch this week, with a special discount available for players who also bought Pikmin 3. Fans of sneaking and shooting will also find Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist pretty tempting. There's also a special 'buy 2, get 1 free' offer on the Street Fighter games available in the eShop, as well as the usual roundup of indie titles.
The Wonderful 101 (Wii U: Nintendo, £39.99) is basically Lemmings meets The Avengers. You take control of Wonder-Red and recruit hundreds- well, a hundred, anyway- of heroes into your team, joining them as the one hundred and first. You can even pressgang desperate citizens into your squad. Overwhelm the invading aliens known as the GEATHJERK with strength in numbers - the more heroes you enlist, the more powerful your attacks become.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Wii U: Ubisoft, £55.99) sees Sam Fisher return as the leader of the newly formed 4th Echelon unit in response to a 'Blacklist' issues by a terrorist group counting down attacks on the United States. It's all a bit 24 as Sam sneaks and guns his way across America for freedom.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Wii U: Black Forest, £12.99) is a platformer based on manipulating the dream world of the titular Giana. The way you play changes depending on the dream: Giana enjoys nightmares and floats and twirls around, while fluffy dreams unleash her fiery dash abilities.
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Wii U: CAPCOM, £5.49) is a re-release of the original 1993 arcade game. It's joined by Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (both Wii U: CAPCOM, £5.49) to not only use as many hyperbolic adjectives as possible but also form part of a special offer. If you buy any two out of these three Street Fighter games on Nintendo eShop on your Wii U, you can download the third one for free until 29/08/13.
Cut the Rope (Nintendo 3DS: zeptolab, £4.49) is a physics-based puzzle game where players must cut ropes to feed a little monster some candy, or sweets over here, I suppose.
Funfair Party Games (Nintendo 3DS: Joindots, £17.99) Is an eleven-person multiplayer game. You can use your Mii to play live multiplayer games or master all the attractions in single player mode and beat the international high scores. In addition to classic control options, you can move your Nintendo 3DS to take aim at targets with your gun or control the circle of hot wire in arcade mode. You can also throw darts, basketballs and more by imitating the realistic movement with the Nintendo 3DS. Special launch offer until 5/9/13 (23:59 local time): £13.49.
ARC STYLE: Football 3D (Nintendo 3DS: ARC SYSTEM WORKS, £4.49) is a highly-customisable football game that prides itself on the simplicity of its rules.
FISH ON 3D (Nintendo 3DS: Agetec, £8.09) is, well, it's a fishing game. You can exchange lures and fishing information via StreetPass. That's about it.
Carps & Dragons (Nintendo 3DS: Abylight, £4.49) is not, sadly, a fishing-themed Dungeons and Dragons game designed to appeal to dads but instead a puzzle game about stealing fish from a dragon.
Boulder Dash-XL 3D (Nintendo 3DS: Reef Entertainment, £4.49) Boulder Dash-XL 3D is a sequel to the 1984 action-puzzler. Players set forth as Rockford or Crystal and mine their way through a variety of hazardous caves. Explore the 100 caves and collect the right number of diamonds, while avoiding boulders and enemies to unlock the exit.
Solomon's Key (Nintendo 3DS: KOEI-TECMO, £3.59) is a port of a NES puzzle game. To save his world from demons, Dana the Wizard goes on a dangerous quest to find Solomon's Key and seal the monsters away.
Quick Fill Q (Nintendo 3DS: Agetec, £1.79) Guide the eponymous Q (a small, spherical fellow) as he rolls to freedom. Break and create various shapes to fill the holes that are randomly forming in the terrain. At times Q will become eager and increase its speed requiring you to adapt and act swiftly.