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Review: Onimusha Tactics (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Onimusha Tactics (Wii U eShop / GBA)

The Oni put the feud in feudal Japan

Onimusha Tactics was originally released 12 years ago, in 2003, for the Game Boy Advance. Developed and produced by Capcom, the same company that made the Onimusha series on the PS2, Tactics's gameplay and individual story deviates from the originals but retains a similar plot (involving the Onimusha and battling...

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: Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in North America

Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in North America

Tough luck, Europe

Super Mario Maker may, for many, fall into the 'must get a physical copy' category. Even download aficionados must be contemplating one of the physical retail options, either with the amiibo or a standard edition that - nevertheless - comes with a lovely 'design ideas' booklet. It's an Anniversary, live a little. For those that...

Review: BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (Wii U eShop)

BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (Wii U eShop)

They're watching you!

In a dark forest, scarred by alien machinery and steeped in an unnatural silence, a strange, hairy creature bobs awkwardly across the foreground. Without really knowing what to do the player tries out a few buttons, and quickly discovers a way to keep the little furball in the air. After a few tumbles and unfortunate accidents,...

News: Freedom Planet Runs into Delay

Freedom Planet Runs into Delay

Need to liberate a critical bug from the game

Those who have been yearning for a full Wii U run on the oh so Sonic-tacular Freedom Planet in North America will have to wait until a recently discovered bug has been exterminated, according to director Stephen DiDuro, DiDuro, who goes by Strife, posted news of the game's delay via development team...

News: Try Not to Get Too Merry While Checking Into SteamWorld Heist's Bars

Try Not to Get Too Merry While Checking Into SteamWorld Heist's Bars

Hire crew, check missions, buy new gear

SteamWorld Heist is heading to the 3DS this 'Fall', with a release on Wii U and other platforms to follow, and Image & Form's latest is sure to be one of the eShop's big ticket releases in the remainder of this year. The developer is now back to normal in serving up weekly updates, too, this time focusing...

News: Award-Winning Logic Puzzler The Bridge Launches On The Wii U eShop This Month

Award-Winning Logic Puzzler The Bridge Launches On The Wii U eShop This Month

"M. C. Escher meets Isaac Newton"

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild's logic puzzler The Bridge is hitting consoles this month, and that includes the Wii U. Described by the developer as "M. C. Escher meets Isaac Newton", The Bridge launched on PC and Xbox 360 back in 2013. The aim is to reach the exit of each level, and to do this you will need to...

Exclusive: Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of Colourful Crossover Characters

Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of Colourful Crossover Characters

Let the colours run

Runbow's crazy breed of colour-based running action has already enlisted the help of the likes of Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, and CommanderVideo to help in the endless task of running from one place to another, and now that list of indie guests has just grown even larger. In this exclusive trailer 13AM Games' frantic 9-player...

Video: This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

Was part of Nintendo's Nindies booth at Gamescom

Nintendo had a sizeable presence at Gamescom last week, and it was certainly pleasing to see a dedicated 'Nindies' section showing off upcoming Wii U and 3DS eShop releases. Soul Axiom from Wales Interactive was on the booth - some Wii U eShop aficionados will remember the studio's previous release...

News: Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune Admits He Doesn't Make Games That He Can Play

Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune Admits He Doesn't Make Games That He Can Play

"My staff, though, are really good"

Keiji Inafune is responsible for some of the most joypad-crushingly difficult games of the 8-bit era, with the Mega Man series being considered the ultimate test of skill by many Nintendo players. However, Inafune has admitted to Kotaku UK that he is in fact a mere mortal and doesn't create games which he himself...

Review: Kung Fu FIGHT! (Wii U eShop)

Kung Fu FIGHT! (Wii U eShop)

Hop and Chop

The world has seen its fair share of endless runners in the last few years. The genre has grown in popularity and moved from phones to home consoles and dedicated gaming devices almost overnight. Run, jump, dodge, slide, attack - Kung Fu FIGHT! follows the formula of the many endless runners that came before it. One doesn't have to be...

Review: Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians (Wii U eShop)

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians (Wii U eShop)

Boots ‘n cats ‘n boots ‘n bugs…

You are Beatbuddy: a cute little blue fella who is tasked with travelling through the six, beautifully hand drawn worlds of Symphonia to do… something. The basic idea is to save Symphonia from the evil Prince Maestro, ruler of this world, who is planning to steal the planet's music all for himself. You're...

News: Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay, and Clarifies the Reasoning Behind RED Ash Campaign

Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay, and Clarifies the Reasoning Behind RED Ash Campaign

"We are upset as well, just as much as the backers"

As we suggested in our article regarding Mighty No. 9's delay into early 2016, Comcept has endured a tough and damaging period for its image with fans. After the giddy highs of the game's successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, multiple delays and some poor communication / decision making around...

Video: Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped For Shovel Knight's Plague Of Shadows Expansion 

Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped For Shovel Knight's Plague Of Shadows Expansion 

Straight from the developer

Shovel Knight may no longer be a Nintendo console exclusive, but the game is still one of our personal favourites on the 3DS and Wii U eShops - and it's about to get even better thanks to some free DLC. Showcasing the Plague Knight, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will be delivered entirely free of charge. In case you...

News: Nintendo Won't Rule Out Giving Yooka-Laylee Additional Support On The eShop

Nintendo Won't Rule Out Giving Yooka-Laylee Additional Support On The eShop

"Never say never"

Nintendo's relationship with indie developers has undergone a truly dramatic transformation since the days of WiiWare, and both the 3DS and Wii U eShops are brimming with amazing games as a result. Nintendo has done a lot to support and highlight indie games on its platforms, with the most recent example being the successful...

Review: Endless Golf (Wii U eShop)

Endless Golf (Wii U eShop)

Golf a while. Golf... FOREVER!

The title Endless Golf pretty much explains the entire game. If you've ever found that eighteen holes just wasn't enough for you, then the constant rolling green hills of Endless Golf will call to you, promising a game that will never, ever end. By generating a new hole every time you sink a ball, the game's 2D golfing...

Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and Limited Edition Highlight Nintendo's Shifting Approach to Retail

Fatal Frame's Trial Version and Limited Edition Highlight Nintendo's Shifting Approach to Retail

The eShop can be key for smaller retail releases

In the glut of Gamescom announcements earlier this week, Nintendo of Europe confirmed interesting details for the launch of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water, known as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in North America; we'll opt for Fatal Frame as our preferred title. Given a