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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...

News: Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Remake is Coming to the 3DS eShop

Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Remake is Coming to the 3DS eShop

How eggsciting

A brief history on the development of Toki Tori. Toki Tori was a puzzle platformer originally launched on the Game Boy Color back in 2002 as a pseudo-remake of an MSX title called Eggbert, but it didn’t sell too well due to being released late in the console’s life. In 2008, Toki Tori was ported to Wiiware and was one of the first...

News: Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

No plans yet, but the desire is there

Several of you have already played Elliot Quest, the new side scrolling adventure game from Ansimuz Games that takes several design and gameplay cues from the likes of Zelda II and Kid Icarus. We awarded it an 8/10 in our review, citing minor performance issues and frustrating pacing as main issues. Whatever way...

News: Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

Gunman Clive 2 Developer Talks About a Possible Wii U Port and a Potential Third Entry

“I think I will shake up the formula a bit more”

Gunman Clive was one of those fun little games that had all the right ingredients of a success. A creative and interesting art style, tight gameplay inspired by classic side scroller games such as Mega Man, plenty of replayability, and a cheap price point helped it to stand out from the pack and...

News: Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Control Options and Fixes a Graphical Bug

Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Control Options and Fixes a Graphical Bug

It’s always nice to have more options

Elliot Quest is a new Metroidvania title on the Wii U eShop developed by Ansimuz Games. The 8-bit adventure sees players controlling a character named Elliot (who bears several similarities to Pit) on his race to find an ancient demon that can cure a curse placed on him that keeps him from dying, and will...

News: eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintendo Store

eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintendo Store

Rewarding rewards

Club Nintendo shall soon close its doors. This heartbreaking news was announced earlier this year, revealing that Nintendo would close the program to make way for a new rewards system. Following this announcement the company flooded its users with a variety of new rewards, promising more to come leading up to the closure. Today the...

Video: Nintendo Minute Interviews Several Prominent Indies on Their Upcoming Releases

Nintendo Minute Interviews Several Prominent Indies on Their Upcoming Releases

Also, see which one of them is the best at Mario Kart 8

Indies play a vital role in Nintendo's lineup for the Wii U. With major third party developers all but deserting the console, the responsibility to keep gamers engaged on their Wii U in between major Nintendo releases falls to Indie developers. Some may see this as a weakness of the platform,...

News: Here’s Why Axiom Verge is Not Initially Coming to Wii U

Here’s Why Axiom Verge is Not Initially Coming to Wii U

Foiled again!

For those of you out of the loop, Axiom Verge is a highly anticipated, upcoming indie title that takes heavy inspiration from Metroid as well as other side-scrolling shooters of the NES era. Axiom Verge is especially notable for being the product of merely one man, an engineer named Tom Happ, who has some light experience in the game...

News: A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the Wii U eShop in 2016

A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the Wii U eShop in 2016

We added the apostrophe

When one gets right down to it, there aren't a lot of notable Wild West-themed games currently, on any platform; it's a rather puzzling omission. In an industry that's absolutely obsessed at the moment with open world adventure games, one must wonder why more developers don't follow in the footsteps of titles such as Red Dead...

News: Nintendo Executive Discusses the eShop, Indies, and Their Relationship With Nintendo

Nintendo Executive Discusses the eShop, Indies, and Their Relationship With Nintendo

"There's so much talent that's coming out of it"

It's no secret that Indie games play a much larger role in the lineup and promotion of Nintendo's consoles than they have ever before, with a number of triple-A third party companies being largely inactive on Wii U. Indeed, Nintendo has come a long way from the days of the DSiware and Wiiware...

News: Yacht Club Games Announces Free Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows DLC Expansion

Yacht Club Games Announces Free Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows DLC Expansion

Plague Knight seizes the spotlight

It's doubtless that many of you have probably already played Shovel Knight, the old-school indie smash hit. Inspired by series such as Mega Man, Castlevania, and The Legend of Zelda, this was a classic styled game done right. Featuring vibrant pixel art, a stellar soundtrack, loot, collectibles, and that good old...