FAST Racing NEO and SteamWorld Collection are the first ‘eShop Selects’ titles

Nintendo has announced that both Shin’en’s¬†FAST Racing NEO and Image & Form’s SteamWorld Collection will be coming to retail as the inaugural Nintendo eShop Selects titles.

That’s right, both titles are getting physically releases in stores!¬†On October 1st in Australia and New Zealand (September 30th in Europe) both games will be released in stores for¬†SRP AU$49.95 each.

Better still FAST Racing Neo will be coming with eight more tracks, don’t worry if you have the download¬†version of the game you’re getting them too in the ‘NEO Future Pack’ on October 1st. The pack is included on the disc, there’s no more to download.

The SteamWorld Collection as the name suggests contains both SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Heist. Like FAST Racing Neo is contains some add-on content. The Outsider will be included on the disc version and Steamworld Hiest itself and the add-on content will be released on the eShop on the same day in Australian in New Zealand.

We think it’s great that Nintendo are helping to bring these great eShop games to more people, but do wonder at the cost. We’re not saying these games aren’t worth the money, but they are more expensive than on the eShop. Even with the DLC.

Press release:

26th¬†July, 2016¬†‚Äď Since the introduction of the¬†Nintendo eShop¬†on¬†Wii U¬†and¬†Nintendo 3DS family systems, Nintendo has continued to grow and cultivate its relationship with indie developers. On October 1 in Australia and New Zealand, this commitment to supporting great indie games and getting quality games in the hands of players come together with the retail launch of Shin‚Äôen Multimedia‚Äôs¬†FAST Racing NEO¬†and Image & Form‚Äôs¬†SteamWorld Collection¬†as Nintendo eShop Selects titles for Wii U (SRP AU$49.95 each).

FAST Racing NEO sees players race through a futuristic sci-fi world at incredible speeds, putting their skills to the test in anti-gravity vehicles. With a challenging single-player mode, four-player split-screen or eight-player online, pilots race through dense jungle areas, futuristic cities, abandoned mines in the depths of the earth, and finally up into the stratosphere and beyond.

There’ll be even more tracks to enjoy with the Nintendo eShop Selects version of this release, as the eight downloadable courses contained in the upcoming NEO Future Pack will be included on the disc. The NEO Future Pack will also be made available for owners of the download version to purchase from October 1 in Australia and New Zealand.

The SteamWorld Collection will also be part of the Nintendo eShop Selects range, and represents the first time both SteamWorld Digand SteamWorld Heist will be available in the same retail package. SteamWorld Dig sees the player take on the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. By digging through the old earth, players can gain riches to unlock upgrades for exploring new areas, all the while getting closer to the ancient threat that lurks below.

In SteamWorld Heist, the other title in the SteamWorld Collection, you command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts. It’s turn-based strategy with an action twist: you manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for impressive skill shots and bullet-bouncing action. As Captain Piper you will board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons, and even stylish hats!

The SteamWorld Collection will also include the SteamWorld Heist add-on content The Outsider, providing a new ally with a past shrouded in mystery, as well as new missions with brand new weapons, gear, and snazzy new headwear. SteamWorld Heist for Wii U will also launch on Nintendo eShop on Wii U on October 1 in Australia and New Zealand.

As Nintendo eShop Selects, these titles will sit alongside Nintendo Land, Wii Party U, LEGO City: Undercover, and New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U as part of the Nintendo Selects range available on Wii U.

Wii U owners will have a new opportunity to enjoy Nintendo eShop highlights when FAST Racing NEO and SteamWorld Collectioncome to retailers in Australia and New Zealand as Nintendo eShop Selects on October 1. 

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