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News: Chasing Aurora Dev Porting Electronic Super Joy To Wii U, Secrets of Raetikon Unlikely To Get The Same Treatment 

Chasing Aurora Dev Porting Electronic Super Joy To Wii U, Secrets of Raetikon Unlikely To Get The Same Treatment 

Happy happy, joy joy

Chasing Aurora developer Broken Rules has revealed on Twitter that is it porting Michael Todd's Electronic Super Joy to the Wii U eShop. A music-filled platformer with a strong sense of humour, Electronic Super Joy is currently available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and was awarded a solid 9/10 by Destructoid. Ironically, its...

News: Woah Dave! Arrives On The Wii U eShop 20th August, Cross-Buy Promotion Also On Offer

Woah Dave! Arrives On The Wii U eShop 20th August, Cross-Buy Promotion Also On Offer

Double Dave

If you live in the US and purchased the 3DS eShop title – Woah Dave! – when it was released in October last year, you’re in for a treat, with the publisher Choice Provisions today announcing the game will be available on the Wii U eShop on 20th August, with a cross-buy promotion also on offer for existing 3DS owners – making the...

News: High-Speed Action Platformer Spark The Electric Jester Seeking Support On Kickstarter

High-Speed Action Platformer Spark The Electric Jester Seeking Support On Kickstarter

Inspired by classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man X

Modern games inspired by classic 16-bit titles from the 90s are all the rage as of late. With the release of Freedom Planet for the Wii U eShop just around the corner, it appears a new game of a similar variety, titled – Spark the electric jester – is next in line for a potential...

Review: Santa Factory (Wii U eShop)

Santa Factory (Wii U eShop)

Ho ho ho? More like no no no

XINESS Games' Santa Factory isn't likely to inspire much confidence in players over the age of five. It's clearly aimed at very small children, featuring extremely simple platforming mechanics and some light edutainment elements after each level. That being said, it's not fair to write it off for its target demographic...

News: BADLAND: Game Of The Year Edition Hits Wii U eShop On 30th July

BADLAND: Game Of The Year Edition Hits Wii U eShop On 30th July

Save the clones

The Wii U eShop is doing a good job of attracting quality multiplatform indie titles lately, and the next in line is BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition, which lands on 30th July in North America and Europe. The North American price is $9.99, with Euro pricing still to be confirmed. The Wii U version builds on the original tablet game...

News: 2D Action-RPG Dark Flame Has A Chance Of Coming To Wii U eShop If Nintendo Fans Show Interest

2D Action-RPG Dark Flame Has A Chance Of Coming To Wii U eShop If Nintendo Fans Show Interest

Kickstarter assisting the process

The creator of the Metroidvania-style 2D Action-RPG, Dark Flame, has tweeted the title has a chance of a release on the Wii U eShop if Nintendo fans show their support. Dark Flame's creator is looking at taking his project to Kickstarter in hope of gaining funds to hire a few professionals and further polish the...

Review: The Stonecutter (Wii U eShop)

The Stonecutter (Wii U eShop)

Cut the crap

Visual novels haven't historically made much of a splash outside of Japan. It's only been in relatively recent times that titles like Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward have shown Western gamers that reading can be fun - especially when mixed together with simple game elements like puzzles and branching...

Review: Quadcopter Pilot Challenge (Wii U eShop)

Quadcopter Pilot Challenge (Wii U eShop)

Controls failin', players wailin', quadcopter

A common complaint among Wii U critics is that the platform's primary controller, the GamePad, doesn't get utilized enough to justify its existence. Whether or not you agree with this assessment, one indie developer that's making an effort to assuage these concerns is TACS Games, whose Quadcopter Pilot...

News: Endless 3D Platformer Blocky Bot Jumps Across To European Wii U eShop On 23rd July

Endless 3D Platformer Blocky Bot Jumps Across To European Wii U eShop On 23rd July

Additional points for the bloopy bloopy blop rap video

After launching on the North American Wii U eShop in May, Mobot Studios has announced Blocky Bot is jumping across to Europe on 23rd July. The endless 3D platformer featuring 'mini arcade action' promises to test even the best players’ platforming skills and reflexes, pushing them to the...

News: Co-Op Teleporting Platformer Roving Rogue Releases On Wii U eShop July 2nd

Co-Op Teleporting Platformer Roving Rogue Releases On Wii U eShop July 2nd

What's left to do after the final boss?

Roving Rogue is a unique take on a classic formula. Players control an adventurer named Kurt who has just defeated the final boss in a castle. Traditionally the reward is a kiss from a princess, but on this particular occasion, the hero has forgotten why he’s even in this castle in the first place. This...

News: Spooky 2D Adventure Whispering Willows Will Be Haunting Your Wii U This Summer 

Spooky 2D Adventure Whispering Willows Will Be Haunting Your Wii U This Summer 

An out of body experience

Indie publisher Abstraction Games has confirmed that it is bringing Night Light Interactive's spooky adventure title Whispering Willows to the Wii U eShop. Originally released on Ouya, the game features gorgeous 2D visuals and an haunting soundtrack. The unique hook is that you'll be able to exit the main character's body...

Review: Funk of Titans (Wii U eShop)

Funk of Titans (Wii U eShop)

Funk off, Titans

On the surface, it seems like Funk of Titans might be crazy enough to work. Take a jive-talkin', funk-lovin' interpretation of Perseus, toss him in a Mount Olympus setting occupied by an Aretha Franklin-inspired goddess, add a dash of hop-and-bop auto-running and stir vigorously. This project had the recipe for cheesy goodness, but...

News: Icy Wind Games Set To Release Action-Adventure Title "Heroes, Help!" On Wii U In Q1 2016

Icy Wind Games Set To Release Action-Adventure Title "Heroes, Help!" On Wii U In Q1 2016

Brought to you by an indie studio based in Sweden

The new two-man Stockholm-based indie studio, Icy Wind Games, is set to release its upcoming action-adventure Wii U title – Heroes, Help! – in Q1 2016. The top down title featuring 4-player local co-op involves travelling through a wide range of environments and fighting large amounts of enemies...

News: ​Don't Starve: Giant Edition Arrives on the North American Wii U eShop on 28th May

​Don't Starve: Giant Edition Arrives on the North American Wii U eShop on 28th May

Sate your hunger

It appears that 28th May will be a rather exciting day for Nintendo gamers. As you may have been aware, 28th May is the eve of Splatoon's launch; no doubt thousands of gamers will be keeping a few cans of energy drinks on hand as they get started on the game as soon as it launches at midnight. However, earlier in the day, the eShop...

News: Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

Shapes of Gray Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop May 21st

“Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”

Described by Secret Tunnel Entertainment as “Hotline Miami meets WarioWare”, Shapes of Gray is set to arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 21st May. As previously noted, Shapes of Gray is an aesthetically simple 2D title that takes players through 10-second battles within small game environments...

Video: The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Modern Gaming

The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Modern Gaming

Featuring Affordable Space Adventures

It's no lie that due to the popularity of the ultra-competitive gaming scene that co-operative gameplay has taken rather a sideline in recent years. Luckily all is not quite lost, and a handful of developers are still keen to provide this style of gameplay for the fans who crave it, and there's no example better...

Video: Roguelike Adventure Temple Of Yog Celebrates Future Arrival On The Wii U eShop With A New Trailer

 Roguelike Adventure Temple Of Yog Celebrates Future Arrival On The Wii U eShop With A New Trailer

“Experience possible only on the unique hardware of the Wii U console”

Last year indie developer CHUDCHUD Industries announced the dungeon-crawler adventure, Temple of Yog, was on its way to the Wii U eShop. Since then, we haven’t heard all that much about it, but it appears the creators are now gearing up for the title’s official launch...