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News: Strategy Puzzle Title Dungeon Hearts DX Is Coming Exclusively To Wii U Next Month

Strategy Puzzle Title Dungeon Hearts DX Is Coming Exclusively To Wii U Next Month

New engine, interface and possible amiibo support

Android and Steam gamers might remember Dungeon Hearts from a few years back - a strategy puzzle title which mixed strategy and music elements to create a pretty unique experience. Indie studio Wolfgame is now updating the game exclusively for the Wii U eShop under the title Dungeon Hearts DX...

News: Junichi Masuda Turns 48 Today

Junichi Masuda Turns 48 Today

Here's to many more!

Junichi Masuda has no doubt touched the lives of millions of people through his continued work on the Pokémon games. As one of the founding members of Game Freak, Masuda initially served as a composer for the series and was the sole person responsible for the soundtrack of the first generation Pokémon games. Additionally, he...

News: Wii U System Version 5.5.1 is Now Available

Wii U System Version 5.5.1 is Now Available

Brace yourself for an extra 47 MB of stability

It's not too often that an OS update for Nintendo consoles really adds anything significant. Every once in a blue moon, we'll receive something interesting and notable like a speed update, but it's usually just a stability update that "improves overall system performance". That's what this latest update...

News: Developers Dig into Sales Failure of Toto Temple Deluxe

Developers Dig into Sales Failure of Toto Temple Deluxe

Dissecting the goat

This past fall, Montreal-based developer Juicy Beast released Toto Temple Deluxe on the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One. It was that colourful, chaotic-looking game with a goat. Unfortunately for them, Juicy Beast have announced on their website that the game "didn't sell very well." Although they don't provide any sales numbers, they...

News: Legendary Former Rare Character Artist, Kev Bayliss, Joins Playtonic to Work on Yooka-Laylee

Legendary Former Rare Character Artist, Kev Bayliss, Joins Playtonic to Work on Yooka-Laylee

Credited with DK's Country design, Killer Instinct work and much more

The words 'Rare' and 'Legend' go together very often, and we try not to use them unless they're necessary. In the case of former company Character Artist / Graphics Director Kev Bayliss it's a fair description, however, and the pleasing news is that he's now joined Playtonic...

News: Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Believes Virtual Boy "Hurt" the VR Industry, But It's Not All Bad

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Believes Virtual Boy "Hurt" the VR Industry, But It's Not All Bad

"Not really a VR device, IMO"

The Virtual Boy is well known among keen Nintendo followers - it was a quirky device that flopped commercially and, for quite some time, was effectively ignored by Nintendo. It was also a major early dalliance with 3D technology from the company, though the name and form factor makes some consider it to be a virtual...

News: Epic Dumpster Bear is the Real Name of an Upcoming Wii U eShop Game

Epic Dumpster Bear is the Real Name of an Upcoming Wii U eShop Game

We can't bear it

The Wii U eShop has its share of slightly strange games, and Epic Dumpster Bear from Log Games is the latest in a long line. The developer previously released the decent Puzzle Monkeys, and has decided that the animal kingdom is well suited to even more genres. Epic Dumpster Bear is a platformer, and Log Games is promising over 70...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Hits 3DS in North America on 18th March

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Hits 3DS in North America on 18th March

Wii U version not on the podium

We recently shared a list of exciting Wii U and 3DS games to play in the first quarter of 2016, which was admittedly packed with portable titles. If you like cross-IP sport games then there's now another one to consider - Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is coming to North America on 18th March. Well,...

News: Word Puzzles by POWGI is Heading to Europe on 28th January, Including a Wii U Release

Word Puzzles by POWGI is Heading to Europe on 28th January, Including a Wii U Release

Supports all amiibo for extra puzzles

European fans of puzzles and word games have a double release on the way this month, with Lightwood Games confirming a release date of 28th January for Word Puzzles by POWGI in the region. Already confirmed for 3DS, the title is also heading to the Wii U eShop on the same day. These titles will provide a...

Reminder: Upcoming Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance Could Disrupt Online Play

Upcoming Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance Could Disrupt Online Play

Find something other than Splatoon this evening

As some of you no doubt recall Nintendo recently lined up another extended session of network maintenance; though the timing and circumstances of the last work of this nature gave hope of a related Direct or special event, so far nothing has been announced. The maintenance is definite, though, so...

News: Nintendo Confirms Support for Upcoming Competitive Smash Bros. Event, Genesis 3

Nintendo Confirms Support for Upcoming Competitive Smash Bros. Event, Genesis 3

Big name players also lined up, including Mango and Armada

Fans of competitive Super Smash Bros. tournaments have something to look forward to in the coming week - Genesis 3 is taking place in San Jose, with thousands of entrants and an ongoing rivalry lined up. The rivalry in question is between Mango and Armada, who made the Melee top two in 2009...

News: Lucas and Next Wave of Animal Crossing amiibo Up For Pre-Order in the UK

Lucas and Next Wave of Animal Crossing amiibo Up For Pre-Order in the UK

The Official Store weighs in

The amiibo range keeps growing, and the Nintendo Official UK Store has now opened pre-orders on the next batch of figures due in the country on 29th January. This batch includes what could turn into one of the more popular recent arrivals, Lucas. In addition there are the next four Animal Crossing amiibo, in this case...

News: Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1.2 Million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1.2 Million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome indeed

There are a number of admirable gaming marathons and streams held every year to raise money for charity, and the winter Awesome Games Done Quick event is among the very best in the field. With round-the-clock speedruns and events across a whole week it showcases brilliant games both old and new, highlights the talent of those...

Review: Drill Dozer (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Drill Dozer (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Not likely to make you doze off

Game Freak is a developer known for its work on titles such as Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Black and White. It does occasionally put out games that don't feature the pocket monsters, however, and one of those is Drill Dozer, a Game Boy Advance action platformer set across six...

Video: Learn About The Real World Mythology Behind Pokémon

Learn About The Real World Mythology Behind Pokémon

Shrines, Gods and fantastical tales

Any franchise with a lore as deep and varied as Pokémon will draw from a range of sources when seeking inspiration; an ever-growing Pokédex along with a lot of games, films and anime episodes make that a necessity. It can be interesting, then, to learn about the diversity of the references to be found in the...

Random: Oslo's City Hall Is Playing The Super Mario Bros. Theme

Oslo's City Hall Is Playing The Super Mario Bros. Theme

The bells! The bells!

The Super Mario Bros. theme has become quite famous since its inception back in 1985 - hum it to pretty much any person on the face of the planet and there's a good chance that they'll recognise it. If you needed any more confirmation of its fame, then check out the video below. The building is Oslo City Hall in Norway, and as...

Nintendo Download: 14th January (Europe)

14th January (Europe)

Mega Man Battles! Final Fantasy Explorers pre-load! DLC! Discounts!

Another week begins and we have a modest batch of games to consider in the European Nintendo Download Update. There are the two versions of the final Mega Man Battle Network title on the Wii U Virtual Console, a neat demo on 3DS, DLC and the option to pre-purchase a major retail...