WII U / $79.95 / OUT NOW
Splatoon doesn’t rely on pinpoint headshots like most multiplayer skirmishes, instead the player is rewarded for painting as much of the arena as possible with the hyper-coloured blasts from a paint gun. Traversing each map is made more fluid by the ability to morph into a squid. Trust Nintendo to take a stab at a familyfriendly version of the typically adults-only shooter genre, and succeed.
DESTINY: HOUSE OF WOLVES [M] PS4, XBOX ONE, PS3, XBOX 360 / $19.99 / OUT NOW
The second Destiny expansion overhauls several of the game’s systems, with numerous new modes and features. Prison of Elders is a compelling new horde mode, while the powerful Vestian Dynasty pistol deserves a place beside the best weapons developer Bungie has created. Unlikely to win over new fans, but a hugely satisfying update for the dedicated faithful.
PUZZLE & DRAGONS Z/SUPER MARIO BROS. EDITION [G]
3DS / $49.95 / OUT NOW
This puzzle-based game can be played in two forms. Puzzle & Dragons Z is bogged down by a shoehorned story that disrupts the flow of its gameplay. But Super Mario Bros. Edition shines; dressed up with iconic locales and characters from Nintendo’s most famous franchise.