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Nintendo Download: 11th July (North America)

11th July (North America)

A long awaited Atlus sequel, retro goodies, Pinball Wars and more

Another week, another Nintendo Download update for you, North America. This week brings Atlus RPG fans a 3DS title that's been long craved, one of the most famous film franchises of all time finally gets its pinball fix on Wii U, and some retro goodies join movie licensed games on...

News: Gaijin Games Reveals Remaining DLC Characters For Runner 2

Gaijin Games Reveals Remaining DLC Characters For Runner 2

Make six new friends on Wii U

Gaijin Games recently announced that BIT.TRIP Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is to receive some extra content in the form of the Good Friends DLC pack. The new download will bring six new characters to the Wii U version of the game, while the Steam edition will get an extra pal thrown in for good...

News: Whilom: Sins Will Battle Onto Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Reached

Whilom: Sins Will Battle Onto Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Reached

The project needs $80,000 to make it

Dreamken Studios is currently developing a 2D RPG called Whilom: Sins and in order to get the project off the ground it has set up a Kickstarter campaign. The game, which is described as a hybrid between fighting games like Streets of Rage and adventure titles such as Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger, will be...

Review: Star Wars Pinball (Wii U eShop)

Star Wars Pinball (Wii U eShop)

Laugh it up, pinball

If the Disneyland Star Tours attraction was systematically dismantled and reassembled by brilliant maniacs who love tabletop arcade games a whole lot, it would surely be a perfect doppelganger to Star Wars Pinball. The creators of Zen Pinball and Pinball FX have somehow managed to stuff all the joy and adventure of Star Wars...

News: Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight's Partner, Shield Knight

Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight's Partner, Shield Knight

A couple of tasty new screens, too

Shovel Knight is the debut game from Yacht Club Games, a studio founded by ex-employees of WayForward and with a goal of producing retro-styled games that live up to modern standards. Its pixel-based 2D action platformer — coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms — has enjoyed rave previews, while a few...

News: Spin The Bottle Delayed Until August

Spin The Bottle Delayed Until August

The party won't be started just yet

Spin the Bottle developer KnapNok Games has announced that the Wii U eShop title has been delayed until August. The delay appears to be related to Nintendo's quality assurance testing the various elements of the gameplay, which involves using the various Wii U control options is somewhat unusual ways. KnapNok...

News: Gaijin Games Announces Good Friends Pack DLC For Runner 2

Gaijin Games Announces Good Friends Pack DLC For Runner 2

Seven new characters join the line-up

BIT.TRIP Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is expanding before our very eyes; Gaijin Games has announced that the game is to receive the Good Friends DLC pack, which will bring a fresh batch of characters with which to dash through the levels — we suspect you'll recognise some of them. The...

News: Frozenbyte Praises Nintendo's eShop Support and is Interested in Future Wii U Projects

Frozenbyte Praises Nintendo's eShop Support and is Interested in Future Wii U Projects

"Working with Nintendo is great"

Frozenbyte's Trine 2: Director's Cut was an early standout title on Wii U, both in terms of the adventure itself and as a visual showcase for the system. The developer has been one of the most positive voices in support of the hardware in that respect, and has also praised Nintendo's support of smaller studios on...

Talking Point: The Wii U Has Plenty of Opportunities for "Brand-New Types of Games"

The Wii U Has Plenty of Opportunities for "Brand-New Types of Games"

That "strong impact in the market" could be crucial

At the end of last week Nintendo released the official translations of Satoru Iwata's most recent investor Q & A, giving us an insight into Nintendo's current standing with that audience and providing some useful teases of information on what's to come. These meetings are intriguing as, in a...

Your View: The Issues of Collecting and Owning Download-Only Games

The Issues of Collecting and Owning Download-Only Games

Downloads aren't forever

At the start of this week we posted a talking point on the questionable collectibility of download-only game libraries, an issue that's yet to come to a head on Nintendo systems. So far its debut download-only platforms, the Wii Shop and DSiWare, have been available in the company's current systems. The approaches have...

Review: Pilotwings (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Pilotwings (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Empty skies

Most readers here will remember the launch titles of the 3DS quite well, and as such they're probably familiar with the existence of Pilotwings Resort. While we certainly enjoyed the title there was a great deal of talk about it essentially feeling like a retail tech demo, more of a proof of concept for the new hardware than a game in...

Rumour: Metroid Blasting Onto The Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Metroid Blasting Onto The Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Samus' first adventure gets listed on Nintendo's website

Super Metroid was made available to Wii U owners for a measly 30c/30p earlier in the year as part of the Famicom 30th Anniversary celebrations and many people snapped it up straight away. The Super Nintendo classic was the home console successor to the popular NES title Metroid, which looks...

Nintendo Download: 4th July (North America)

4th July (North America)

Retro flying and racing, plenty of discounts and more

It's that time again, North America, when fresh downloads appear on your Nintendo systems vying for your hard-earned funds. This week brings a mixture of the old, the new and the discounted on Wii U and 3DS, along with one or two relative unknowns. Let's get right to the details. Wii U Virtual...

News: Every Wii U eShop Developer Gets A Free Unity Licence And Can Self-Publish

Every Wii U eShop Developer Gets A Free Unity Licence And Can Self-Publish

According to Retro City Rampage developer

Back in the bad old days of WiiWare, developers constantly complained about how hard it was to turn a profit on Nintendo's download service, largely because you had to reach a certain quota of sales before you saw any cash. This — combined with Nintendo's apparent indifference to indie developers — made...

News: Japanese Wii U eShop Promotion Undercuts Retail Prices

Japanese Wii U eShop Promotion Undercuts Retail Prices

Pikmin 3 is first up

One of many headline sales strategies from Nintendo right now is to encourage us to 'go digital' and download our retail titles. It's an idea that is producing some dividends on the 3DS, particularly as the convenience of readily accessible games is so useful with a portable device. It seems that the drive to encourage us onto...