Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch Not that we wanted to unlock everything all over again, but there’s a curious absence of motivational meat in Deluxe’s everything-already-opened design. Yet zipping around this majestic collection of tracks is no less appealing, and the newly introduced battle arenas more than make up for the mode’s disappointing Wii U incarnation. Being able to hold two power-ups at once, meanwhile, adds an enjoyable new layer of strategy.
Bayonetta PC Teased on April Fool’s Day with a delightful 8bit side-scroller, Bayonetta’s surprise leap to PC sets a new standard for the humble remaster, with even the creakiest Edge rigs capable of downsampling huge resolutions with nary a dropped frame. The result is now, by a stretch, the definitive edition of Platinum’s classic – and publisher Sega is, as we go to press, seemingly teasing a port of Platinum’s Vanquish, and quite possibly Bayonetta 3, too. Be still our beating hearts.
Destiny PS4 We don’t often head back to Bungie’s shared-world shooter these days, but we had our most enjoyable session in months after loading up a playlist of dance-music hits on the PS4’s Spotify app. Those stale old patrol missions take on a new lease of life when you’re firing to the beat of a ‘90s trance banger, forbidding yourself from doing anything during breakdowns except staying alive, meleeing into the sky as your Guardian reaches for the lasers. Magical.