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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.

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