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Nintendo Download: 28th May (Europe)

28th May (Europe)

Splatoon, Fossil Fighters, Strangeness, an imported retro treat and more

Much later than normal due to a public Holiday, we finally have this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. There's a hotly anticipated Wii U retail exclusive, of course, while there's also a retail arrival on 3DS. Wii U owners have more options with an intriguing...

News: Image & Form Unveils the First Screenshots of SteamWorld Heist on 3DS

Image & Form Unveils the First Screenshots of SteamWorld Heist on 3DS

Steamy

SteamWorld Heist is the eagerly anticipated next release from Image & Form, which is heading to Wii U, 3DS and practically every format available. All of the screens and footage shown to date have been for the HD version, yet now the studio's unveiled the first screens for the portable iteration on 3DS. The big positive is that, just...

News: Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Console's Autostereoscopic Display

Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Console's Autostereoscopic Display

An adventure in two dimensions

Square Enix made a lot of Dragon Quest fans happy - Japanese ones, at least - when it confirmed that it would be bringing the eighth game in the series to the Nintendo 3DS. However, there's a bit of bad news to report - the forthcoming RPG won't include autostereoscopic 3D support. We can only assume this move has...

Hands On: Disney Infinity 3.0's Twilight Of The Republic Brings The Star Wars Saga To Wii U

Disney Infinity 3.0's Twilight Of The Republic Brings The Star Wars Saga To Wii U

The Force is strong in this one

After much anticipation we finally got our hands on the Star Wars levels in Disney Infinity 3.0 in London last week. There's a little time before launch still but the headline here is that things feel very polished and locked down already - we came away very impressed. Having had a play with the Toy Box game-creator...

Video: Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet amiibo In This New Yoshi’s Woolly World Trailer

Discover What Happens When Yoshis Meet amiibo In This New Yoshi’s Woolly World Trailer

Turn that cuteness dial up to eleven

Yoshi's Woolly World is only a month away from its European launch, which takes place on the 26th June. As we said in our preview yesterday, when you throw in the stunning visuals, quirky and charming design and a lovely soundtrack, it becomes apparent that Woolly World is the real deal - a game crafted with care...

Review: Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop)

Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop)

Nothing and everything

Nihilumbra is an existentialist platforming-fan's dream, with plenty of puzzles and unsettling presentation to make players feel isolated and challenged by their environment. Though the title's arrival is a tad late on Wii U, it is nonetheless admirable how much life developer Beautifun Games has breathed into this adventure...

News: Cabbage Is The Dream Nintendo Game That Never Was

Cabbage Is The Dream Nintendo Game That Never Was

Shigesato Itoi, Shigeru Miyamoto and Tsunekazu Ishi all involved

We recently ran a feature on Star Fox 2, one of Nintendo's most famous cancelled projects. This SNES-based sequel had all the ingredients to be a sure-fire classic, but never made it to market. However, there's another game in the company's past which had the potential to be even more...

News: Capcom Is Bringing The Nintendo Exclusive Resident Evil Zero To Every Modern Gaming System But The Wii U

Capcom Is Bringing The Nintendo Exclusive Resident Evil Zero To Every Modern Gaming System But The Wii U

Wii U's fate seemingly sealed for the HD Resi re-releases

The Nintendo exclusive, Resident Evil Zero, was well received by fans and critics alike when it was originally released on the GameCube in 2002. The Wii port – released in 2008 – did not receive the same level of applause. This particular entry in Capcom's long-running survival horror...

News: Tic Toc’s Adventures Of Pip For Wii U eShop Arrives In North America On 11th June

Tic Toc’s Adventures Of Pip For Wii U eShop Arrives In North America On 11th June

No information regarding a European release at this point in time

Last month Tic Toc Games announced its Kickstarter project, Adventures of Pip, was scheduled to release in North America on the Wii U eShop on 14th May. Since then, the studio has confirmed the title has been delayed until June, with the 2D side-scrolling action adventure game now due...

News: Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark as Denis Dyack Re-Affirms Continuing Work on Shadow of the Eternals

Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark as Denis Dyack Re-Affirms Continuing Work on Shadow of the Eternals

A race that may never end

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem wasn't a commercial smash hit on GameCube, but it certainly had a notable impact on those that experienced it, becoming a name that still causes ripples of excitement among some Nintendo fans. Its unique approach and meta-elements delivered some genuine creativity, establishing it as a...

News: Super Metroid Was Planned As An Extra In Metroid Prime Before Nintendo Had It Removed

Super Metroid Was Planned As An Extra In Metroid Prime Before Nintendo Had It Removed

A third-party emulator ended the dream

It may seem like distant history now, but there was a relatively recent time when the Virtual Console was merely an idea rattling around in Nintendo HQ. Super Metroid is one classic that's now been available to buy on two separate occasions, but there was a time when it was almost a bonus feature in a more...

Feature: Yoshi's Woolly World, Like Kirby's Epic Yarn Before It, Offers Unique Chill-Out Platforming

Yoshi's Woolly World, Like Kirby's Epic Yarn Before It, Offers Unique Chill-Out Platforming

All platformer fans should want this game

Though its release in Europe is still a month away, Nintendo has certainly been keen to let the media get their hands on Yoshi's Woolly World. We already gave you a written and video preview for the game in late April, but without spoiling too many specifics we thought we'd provide a follow-up to explain...

Review: Shapes of Gray (Wii U eShop)

Shapes of Gray (Wii U eShop)

Murky depths

You see two objects in a circular gray field, as if looking in through an electron microscope. Move the left stick and you'll find out which object is you. Hit buttons until you reach the shoulders or triggers and find out you're not just a little blob, but a little blob with a sword. Strike the other geometric creature in sight and...

Feature: Go Fast - An Ode To The Glorious Chaos Of F-Zero

Go Fast - An Ode To The Glorious Chaos Of F-Zero

Gonçalo Lopes explains why he will be hoping for a new F-Zero at E3 2015

Colours. Music. The Captain. Speed. Very, very fast speed. Those are the things that race to my mind when anyone mentions "F-Zero". I am also quite certain my eyes widen and sparkle a bit. Is it just a series of games? Not to me. Off to the starting grid… Knight League:...

Ninterview: Patrick Scott Patterson is Geared Up For the Nintendo World Championships Qualifiers

Patrick Scott Patterson is Geared Up For the Nintendo World Championships Qualifiers

"For me personally this is as awesome of a scenario as could be"

Patrick Scott Patterson (also known by some as OriginalPSP) is familiar to plenty of gamers, especially those that follow his reports on retro gaming and world records; he also has a strong record of media appearances talking about the medium as a whole. His public gaming history goes...