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Exclusive: Nintendo Bringing Back WiiWare Demos

Nintendo Bringing Back WiiWare Demos

Updated: Nintendo confirms return

Last November Nintendo ran a brief trial of WiiWare demos, offering free trials to Wii Shop Channel users, but the service ended at the end of January. Now Nintendo Life can exclusively reveal that demos will be returning to the Wii Shop Channel in the near future. We've spoken to several WiiWare developers who have confirmed that Nintendo has just started..

Nintendo Download: 1st November 2010 (North America)

1st November 2010 (North America)

Robot boxes, genetic manipulation, super-powered babies and men dunking balls

If your trick-or-treat bag didn't have a Nintendo Points Card by the end of the night, well, you might want to look into buying a couple packages of toilet paper and retracing your steps. Just sayin'. WiiWare: Robox (DreamBox Games, 1000 Points) — A gorgeous...

News: La-Mulana Finished, Submitted and "Out This Year"

La-Mulana Finished, Submitted and "Out This Year"

Bish bash bosh

The long and arduous wait for La-Mulana will soon be over: the game is complete and has just been submitted to Nintendo for approval, as revealed on the La-Mulana developer blog. The blog states that if the game passes the inspection with no difficulties it'll receive a release date, but the team seems confident that it will see a...

News: Last Flight Gameplay Footage Lands at Long Last

Last Flight Gameplay Footage Lands at Long Last

Mythical WiiWare game appears

In development for years, Last Flight has been rather quiet of late, but Bloober Team has just been in touch to send over the latest gameplay footage and promotional artwork for the game with a short update on its status. The team is seemingly well aware of its game's reputation, judging from this cheeky portion of the...

News: Here's 10 Minutes of Retro City Rampage Gameplay and Music

Here's 10 Minutes of Retro City Rampage Gameplay and Music

Download free bleep-bloops from the game written by Shantae, NBA Jam, NES death metal composers

If these soundtrack samples and new video for Retro City Rampage are anything to go by, it would seem that Vblank is barring no holds for what certainly is one of the most ambitious games yet for WiiWare. Vblank snuck us over a new ten-song soundtrack "mixtape" to show off just how retro that..

Review: My Starry Night (WiiWare)

My Starry Night (WiiWare)

Star quality

Hudson's My Starry Night (or My Planetarium in North America) is very much the celestial cousin to their earlier WiiWare effort My Aquarium. It’s surprisingly informative, moderately entertaining and at a low enough price that it might entice you to take a trip through the heavens. The game contains three modes: Observation, Celestial Guidebook and Planetarium Tour, with the first..

Nintendo Download: 29th October 2010 (Europe)

29th October 2010 (Europe)

Fishing, lasers, chicks, sleep and more

God bless the Nintendo download for bringing us another bounty of bizarre treats. If there isn't anything that tickles your fancy this week, we'd be very surprised. WiiWareReel Fishing Challenge II (Natsume, 500pts) – The follow-up to – you guessed it – Reel Fishing Challenge, this is a virtual recreation of the world's most popular participation sport..

News: Zoonami: Nintendo Not Generating Enough Interest in Downloads

Zoonami: Nintendo Not Generating Enough Interest in Downloads

Bonsai Barber studio disappointed

Martin Hollis was director and producer on N64 shooters GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark, but in more recent times his Zoonami studio created WiiWare hit Bonsai Barber, published by Nintendo. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Hollis speaks out about the support received from Nintendo, the service's fine points and its biggest downfall: the lack of..

News: How Telltale Games Approached Back to the Future: Episode I

How Telltale Games Approached Back to the Future: Episode I

Behind-the-scenes part III talks discusses new narrative ideas

Telltale Games is continuing the release of its behind-the-scenes videos on the upcoming Back to the Future series for WiiWare and the latest talks about how the production team stays true to the franchise yet strive to offer something that people who have yet to see the films will still enjoy. Dennis Lenart, director of Back to the..

Review: BIT.TRIP FATE (WiiWare)

BIT.TRIP FATE (WiiWare)

You can't fight fate

If we've learned anything from the BIT.TRIP series, it's that you don't need a lot of flashy visuals or complicated mechanics to make a great game. The unique combination of old school arcade elements blended together with a host of musical rhythm overtones have given the series a look and feel all its own and made the titles...

Nintendo Download: 25th October 2010 (North America)

25th October 2010 (North America)

Meet your FATE!

October has been a good month for fans of downloadable games, with Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 and now BIT.TRIP FATE to round out the month with a bang. WiiWare: BIT.TRIP FATE (Aksys Games, 800pts) – The fifth BIT.TRIP title takes on another new genre: the shoot 'em up. With more of the same chiptunes,...

Review: Racers' Islands: Crazy Arenas (WiiWare)

Racers' Islands: Crazy Arenas (WiiWare)

Racers' Islands is back to drive you mad

Crazy Arenas is the second in the Racers’ Island series of WiiWare games, and this time around, it takes the form of five multiplayer battle mini-games for you to compete in with your friends and enemies. Even the most cold-hearted person, however, wouldn’t wish this much tedium on another human being. For all who played the first Racers’ Island,..

News: Meet the New Voice of Marty McFly

Meet the New Voice of Marty McFly

Hello, butthead!

Telltale's Back to the Future game has the likenesses of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, but only the latter was able to lend his voice to the game too. The second behind-the-scenes documentary from Telltale explains how the company came to recast the role of Marty McFly. Well, sort of: it introduces you to the voice actor AJ LoCascio, but it's never really explained how he..

News: Go Behind the Scenes with Back to the Future: Episode I

Go Behind the Scenes with Back to the Future: Episode I

Part one of the making of Episode I

Telltale's Back to the Future game captured the imagination as soon as it was announced, and now we have the first behind the scenes footage to reveal concept art, character models and a little bit about the game's plot. This is just the first part of a series of behind the scenes videos, with the promise of...

Review: ThruSpace (WiiWare)

ThruSpace (WiiWare)

A charming little hole in the wall

WiiWare is no stranger to the puzzle genre, offering up classic experiences like Tetris Party and Dr. Mario alongside more unconventional titles like the Art Style series. Nintendo's latest title, ThruSpace, hopes to try something new to stand out in the sizable crowd. How does it do it? By combining the shape shifting mechanics of Tetris

News: chick chick BOOM Blows Up WiiWare Next Week

chick chick BOOM Blows Up WiiWare Next Week

Costs 800 Points

It looks like chick chick BOOM is just about ready to hatch, as developer tons of bits has announced the game will take flight on WiiWare next Friday, October 29th, for 800 Points. To celebrate the announcement, there's a brand new trailer showing off the game's ship environment including a giant enemy crab, making it a winner in our book. If you want to know more about the game,..

News: Soccer Up! Revives Arcade Football for WiiWare

Soccer Up! Revives Arcade Football for WiiWare

Like Sensible Soccer, but with Miis

There's a real shortage of sports games on WiiWare, or quality ones at least, but the real surprise is that there's not a single soccer game available on the service so far. EnjoyUp wants to change that, with its upcoming Soccer Up! bringing fast-paced football to the service for the first time. Formerly known as EnjoyUp Soccer, Soccer Up! takes its cues from..

Nintendo Download: 22nd October 2010 (Europe)

22nd October 2010 (Europe)

Nice and early this week

Europe comes through with a bumper crop of downloadable delights for release this Friday. Shall we see what they are? WiiWareMy Starry Night (Hudson, 500pts) – Known as My Planetarium in North America, this is essentially My Aquarium for stargazers, with around 20,000 stars, planets, asteroids and more for your observation, education and maybe even a little entertainment..