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Review: Xavier (Wii U eShop)

Xavier (Wii U eShop)

X-cruciating

In the world of platformers, the name of the game is control. That is to say, nothing speaks to a platform game's quality quite like the level of control the player feels they have over their character. Of course, control alone does not guarantee a successful product — creative level design that makes intuitive use of the mechanics is...

News: Child of Light's Creative Director Paints a Picture of its Artistic Process

Child of Light's Creative Director Paints a Picture of its Artistic Process

The game also made green, ended up in the black

Released back in spring Ubisoft Montreal's Child of Light possessed a uniquely gorgeous visual style that few, if any, have matched. In a talk at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this year, Creative Director Patrick Plourde discussed the journey from concept art to bringing the 2D RPG to...

Nintendo Download: 20th November (North America)

20th November (North America)

Smash Bros., Pokémon ORAS, Watch Dogs, GBA DK, Battleminer and much more

It's time for the Nintendo Download update, North American gamers, and this week's update brings massive releases on Wii U and 3DS. Beyond the big-name retail titles we have some new download-only titles, a host of other retail downloads both old and new, retro GBA DK and a...

Review: Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The Return of the Prodigal Sun

Back in 2001 (2002 in Europe) some players were left feeling short-changed when Golden Sun reached its abrupt ending. Developer Camelot – perhaps better known for the Shining Force series – had to split the game into two parts due to the Game Boy Advance’s hardware limitations. Those who’d already invested in...

Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 19th November

Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 19th November

Second chances and missed targets

Last week brought us a fairly busy Kickstarter update with a few success stories to celebrate, albeit with the flipside of other notable projects not hitting their targets. This week brings us more titles that have fallen short, while some new entries arrive with their second attempts on the crowdfunding platform...

Review: Shuttle Rush (Wii U eShop)

Shuttle Rush (Wii U eShop)

Breath and taxes

Sometimes a game comes at you and everything seems fully as you expect… almost. It looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck. It’s definitely a duck. But then it moos a little and you’re forced to take a step back. That’s Shuttle Rush. General gameplay here is very straightforward: this is a...

News: DK: King of Swing Looks Set for a Western Wii U Virtual Console Release

DK: King of Swing Looks Set for a Western Wii U Virtual Console Release

A bananas spin-off

There's certainly more to Donkey Kong than terrific 2D platformers — the ape began life as a villain in the iconic self-titled arcade, went 3D on the Nintendo 64, has gone up against Mario in some tricky puzzle games and even had his own set of bongos. All of that said, Game Boy Advance title DK: King of Swing is still one of...

News: Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Move and PC Beta Release

Nexis Games Defends UCraft's Multiplatform Move and PC Beta Release

PS4 and Xbox One on the agenda, no name change mentioned

In recent weeks and months we've seen the emergence of a few titles clearly inspired by Minecraft, the phenomenon now owned by Microsoft that's been released on all platforms bar Nintendo's. Block building open-world adventures with primitive visuals are popping up as confirmed or prospective...

News: Wii U eShop Title Meme Run Seals Approval To Release This December

Wii U eShop Title Meme Run Seals Approval To Release This December

Totes LOLs guize, right? RIGHT?!?

Today is a red letter day. During moments like this, one cannot help but sit down and take stock of their own small part to play in this vast eternity we call existence. Crack open the history books, prepare for the very earth to shake, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria...Meme Run is coming. Yes in a...

Interview: Curve Studios on the Unique Charm of Thomas Was Alone

Curve Studios on the Unique Charm of Thomas Was Alone

"The more eShop titles there are, the better it is for everyone"

In recent weeks Curve Studios has been responsible for adding three high-quality titles to the Wii U eShop library — it ported and published both Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut and The Swapper, while bringing its own Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones to th

News: The November Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Up For Grabs

The November Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Up For Grabs

Pilotwings! Tokyo Crash Mobs! Metroid II! More!

Update: Shortly after publication four more games were added to the list, so the original article now reflects this. Original Article: It's time for the penultimate North American Club Nintendo rewards update of 2014, with details for November now available to tempt you into parting with hard-earned...

News: Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

"I don’t think anybody actually cares about this with 2D games"

Wii U owners might not be quite so concerned with the subject of what resolution their games are running in, but for Xbox One and PS4 fans it's an ongoing concern. With certain cross-platform titles running at a higher resolution on one machine than the other, the topic is constantly...

Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe)

20th November (Europe)

Watch Dogs + DLC, Sonic Boom x2, Natsume retro goodies and more

Another week begins, but at least those of us in Europe have the Nintendo Download news to cheer up our day. This week's line-up includes some major retail releases, new download-only options across the board (even DSiWare makes an appearance) and a range of DLC, HOME themes and more...

Review: PING 1.5+ (Wii U eShop)

PING 1.5+ (Wii U eShop)

All over the place

Ping 1.5+ is a puzzle game that’s all about aiming and shooting a tiny white cube at a circular orange target. Of course that’s easier said than done, as you’ll need to judge the right angle, bank the cube off walls, and avoid colliding with obstacles to reach the target within the indicated number of bounces and/or moves...

Nintendo Download: 13th November (North America)

13th November (North America)

Mario Kart 8 DLC, LEGO Batman, Tengami, Sonic Boom x2 and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week is a bumper offering — we have major retail releases and exclusives on Wii U and 3DS, some intriguing new download-only titles, demos, discounts and, last but not least, Mario Kart 8 DLC. Lots to choose from, so let's get...

Review: Tengami (Wii U eShop)

Tengami (Wii U eShop)

Above the fold

Development studio Nyamyam prides itself on being founded with the primary purpose of making games that are fun and meaningful. This is a company that openly states that through great love and attention, it strives to create beautifully crafted games that bring a little magic into people’s lives. This is a small band of Rare alumni...