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Rumour: ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivity To Infect The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivity To Infect The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Ubisoft bringing the game back from the dead?

ZombiU was a fantastic Wii U launch title, but one which sold poorly and didn't generate any profit for publisher Ubisoft. Its dismal commercial performance put the brakes on the development of a sequel, but it would appear that the French company is now looking for alternative ways of generating more

News: Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely Skipping Wii U

Despite the confirmation of Xbox 360 and PS3 versions

Despite the fact that last year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare skipped Nintendo's current home system, there were hopes that Black Ops 3 - the next entry in Activision's yearly shooty-shooty-boom-boom franchise - would still arrive on Wii U. Slim hopes admittedly, but hopes all the same. It's...

News: PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

PolyKid's Indie 3D Platformer Poi Is Coming To Wii U

Inspired by the classics

Indie developer PolyKid has announced its 3D platformer, Poi, is coming to the Wii U. The team behind Poi are drawing inspiration from the classic platformers they grew up with including the likes of Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and even Super Mario Sunshine on the Nintendo GameCube. In Poi, players take control of a child...

Review: Vector Assault (Wii U eShop)

Vector Assault (Wii U eShop)

Identity theft

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the case of WizByte Games' Vector Assault, it isn't flattering. Heavily inspired by Geometry Wars - a game that in many ways helped usher in the era of downloadable console games - Vector Assault is not nearly as polished, addictive, or fun. While it's playable and functional on...

Video: Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Hung, drawn, & water-coloured

Nintendo's latest foray into its Art Academy series will no doubt appeal to the arty and the creatively-minded, but that's not the only audience that can benefit from Art Academy: Atelier (known as Art Academy: Home Studio in North America). This reporter has barely touched an art supply in ten years, and has never...

News: Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Not digging too deep, though

With SteamWorld Heist building up, well, steam for its release later this year, the studio's latest Q & A provides some further update on development progress, plans for E3 and planned pricing. As for E3, company CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson will be in LA to show off the game to the media, including your humble Nintendo...

News: Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock Shortages "Irresponsible And Rude"

Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock Shortages "Irresponsible And Rude"

Says the same mistake won't happen with its own range of Star Wars figures

Nintendo's stock problems with its amiibo range are well documented, with demand vastly outstripping supply on many of the more desirable figures and fans being forced to pay way over the odds on the secondary market in order to complete their collections. Heck, we've even...

Video: Share The Joy of Receiving a Launch Day Super NES

Share The Joy of Receiving a Launch Day Super NES

A young gamer's dream

We're still some time away from our next new hardware release from Nintendo, but it's always an occasion to savour. Before attention falls to sales, the library of games, online services and all of those shenanigans, there's that glorious first day when all is new, shiny and full of potential. It's arguably even more exciting...

Review: FullBlast (Wii U eShop)

FullBlast (Wii U eShop)

A blast from the past

Fullblast is the latest indie title to make the transition from mobile platforms onto Wii U, having been available on iOS and Android since the end of last year. Harking back to the days when arcades were king, Fullblast is an old school vertically scrolling shoot-em-up presented with modern 3D graphics. The gameplay remains...

News: Nintendo Confirms Treehouse Pre-Show for Nintendo World Championships

Nintendo Confirms Treehouse Pre-Show for Nintendo World Championships

Warming us up

The Nintendo World Championships are no longer the exciting début of E3 week, but will now follow a Super Smash Bros. Special Video Presentation that'll be hosted by Masahiro Sakurai. Nevertheless the live event from LA could be intriguing, with its format still to be revealed. Nintendo of America did promise a pre-tournament...

Video: Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

"I like their wobbly movements"

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's crowdfunding drive has just three days to go and has raised over $3,700,000 at the time of writing. To drum up even more interest and perhaps encourage a final surge of backers, creator Koji Igarashi has published a video showing some off-screen footage from a very early version of...

Video: Extended Trailer For Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is Released

Extended Trailer For Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is Released

Travel the world

Following its recent reveal, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon now has some extended footage; the latest entry in the spin-off series is coming to Japan on 17th September, North America later this year and Europe in early 2016. This entry follows its predecessors in challenging you to venture through randomly generated dungeons, and...

News: PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3

PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3

IGN to host the reveal

Anticipation for E3 just stepped up a notch for fans of intense, bombastic and hugely entertaining games, with the news that PlatinumGames will be unveiling a new title at the show. The news comes from IGN, who will host the début announcement and footage on Tuesday 16th June at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK /...

News: Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

TVii, we hardly knew ye

Wii U system update 5.4.0 has just gone live worldwide, and for most of the planet, it's all about that luscious stability - basically, there's very little else to talk about. However, if you're in Europe then you'll find the update hammers the final nail into the coffin of TVii. The service - which was heavily-promoted at...

News: Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Downloads for SEGA

Sonic Dash Passes 100 Million Smart Device Downloads for SEGA

An indication of why Nintendo's interested in the market

For those that are generally against the idea of Nintendo pursuing the smart device market in collaboration with DeNA, it can be tempting to downplay the impact that a successful game on iOS and Android can have. It's with that in mind that our eye was caught by a SEGA press release today that...