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News: Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Hits The Japanese 3DS eShop Later This Month

Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Hits The Japanese 3DS eShop Later This Month

The 16-bit Sega release is getting a new lease of life

We first told you about the 3DS eShop conversion of the cult Mega Drive / Genesis shooter Steel Empire in August last year, but things have been pretty quiet since then. Thankfully, we can now update you with some more info — the game hits Japan later this month and will retail for 2940 yen...

News: TwitchPlaysPokémon Conquers Pokémon Red

TwitchPlaysPokémon Conquers Pokémon Red

It’s all over…..for now

TwitchPlaysPokémon has done the unthinkable. The livestream of Pokémon Red, in which the stream’s chat controls the movements of the trainer Red, has officially beaten the Elite Four and its rival Blue to become the Pokémon League Champion. Approximately 16d 7h 45min and 30sec after the adventure began, the stream...

News: KnapNok Games and Nifflas Collaborating on Wii U eShop Exclusive, "Affordable Space Adventure"

KnapNok Games and Nifflas Collaborating on Wii U eShop Exclusive, "Affordable Space Adventure"

"Hopefully we can show that the Wii U is great"

Enthusiastic download gamers making the most of the Wii U eShop will most likely have heard of both KnapNok Games and Nifflas. The former is the studio behind quirky party game Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party, which used the GamePad as the primary display and recreated humorous activities with Wii...

Video: What Could Super Mario Galaxy Look Like In HD?

What Could Super Mario Galaxy Look Like In HD?

We give a Wii classic the High Definition treatment

While many other console owners made the leap into HD with the launch of the Xbox 360 and PS3 many years ago, Nintendo fans had to wait a little longer — lest we forget, the entire Wii era was spent in Standard Definition. This got us thinking — what would some of the Wii's best games look like...

News: GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

Headed for Wii U Virtual Console

Following the trend of the past few weeks, another pair of Game Boy Advance titles — expected to arrive sometime soon on the Wii U Virtual Console — have been classified by Australian Classification Board. The classifications have revealed Super Mario Ball (also known as Mario Pinball Land) and Pac-Man...

News: Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Working On A New Title Since November

Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Working On A New Title Since November

Speculation ahoy!

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now settling into stores around the world, its developer Retro Studios is looking back on the development and hinting at what's to come. As a first-party studio with high-profile experience on GameCube, Wii and now Wii U, it's also in a position to share its perspective on the hardware...

Month Of Kong: Tropical Freeze Composer David Wise On Working With The Ape Again

Tropical Freeze Composer David Wise On Working With The Ape Again

A Rare breed of composer

As we all know, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze launched this month on the Wii U, and comes with a glorious soundtrack composed by former Rare staffer and original Donkey Kong Country music-maker David Wise. We got chance to sit down and chat with Wise recently, and he shared a few thoughts on what it was like...

News: MixedBag Confirms forma.8 for the Wii U eShop

MixedBag Confirms forma.8 for the Wii U eShop

Stylish space adventure on the way

Earlier this week we reported that Italian developer MixedBag was teasing a Wii U project, and the studio has now confirmed that it's bringing one of its two current projects — forma.8 — to the eShop; it's also coming to Vita, PS4, iOS, PC, Mac and Linux. It's yet more welcome news for the home console's...

News: Hush Is An RPG All About Courage, And It Could Be Coming To The Wii U eShop

Hush Is An RPG All About Courage, And It Could Be Coming To The Wii U eShop

Game Studio 78 is looking to bring its debut to Nintendo's system

The Wii U's appeal to indie developers continues, with Portuguese company Game Studio 78 being the next developer to pledge its support to the system. The fledgling studio is currently preparing an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for its first title, which goes by the name of Hush...

News: Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

"They’re part of the criterion used for proposals from everyone"

Shigeru Miyamoto is arguably one of the most famous games designers in the world, and it goes without saying that he has influenced countless other developers over the past few decades. He's taken more of a backseat role at the Nintendo of late, but thanks to the efforts of Super...

News: Ballpoint Universe Coming To The North American Wii U eShop On March 18th

Ballpoint Universe Coming To The North American Wii U eShop On March 18th

A scribble-driven adventure

While the retail side of Wii U isn't so dandy right now, the system’s digital library continues expanding at an impressive rate with a lot of indie developers pouncing on the favourable opportunities to be had. Part of the excitement is Arachnid Games' involvement, along with its side-scrolling shooter and platform...

News: Dutch Developer Ronimo Games Working On Swords & Soldiers II For Wii U

Dutch Developer Ronimo Games Working On Swords & Soldiers II For Wii U

A sequel to the 2009 WiiWare original

Ronimo Games is best known by Nintendo fans for its release of Swords & Soldiers on the WiiWare service back in 2009. Less acclaimed was the release of the 3D version of the game on the 3DS eShop last year. However way you've heard about the Netherlands-based studio and its side-scrolling strategy game, the...

News: Darksiders 2 Slashing Its Way Back to the EU eShop

Darksiders 2 Slashing Its Way Back to the EU eShop

Nordic Games "watching the Wii U situation"

Last April, Nordic Games picked up several of THQ's IPs including the Darksiders series. After almost a year's absence, the Austrian publisher has returned Darksiders 2 to the European Wii U eShop; according to business and product developer Reinhard Pollice, it is still continuing to monitor what he...

Video: Experience The Acute Embarrassment Of Owning A Physical Copy of Senran Kagura Burst

Experience The Acute Embarrassment Of Owning A Physical Copy of Senran Kagura Burst

Thank goodness for the eShop version

Senran Kagura Burst launches this week in Europe, both digitally on the 3DS eShop and in physical form. While North Americans still bristle with anger at the fact that they missed out on a boxed edition when it launched in that region last year, it least it means that they didn't have to endure the shame of...

Exclusive: Nintendo UK Confirms Extra Pokémon Battle Tournament Event At EGX Rezzed 2014

Nintendo UK Confirms Extra Pokémon Battle Tournament Event At EGX Rezzed 2014

Still time to prove yourself as the UK's best trainer

Last week, we announced that Nintendo UK was running a Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament to decide the nation's best trainer, with a trip to Japan as the main prize. Interest in the nationwide contest has been overwhelming, with many of the regional qualifying events now reaching...

Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America)

27th February (North America)

Professor Layton, Renegade, Tappingo and farming

The time has come, North America, for details of the goodies that'll be available to download on the eShop stores this week. The latest Professor Layton title makes it's arrival on the 3DS, along with some other VC classics and downloadable delights. Without further ado, let's get to it. Missed the...