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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...

Talking Point: The Uncertain Collectible Future of Download-Only Game Libraries

The Uncertain Collectible Future of Download-Only Game Libraries

Servers will surely shut down, but what about the games?

Just before the weekend, a number of Wii Channels were shut down. On 28th June most of the online enabled channels and services — such as Weather, News, Everyone Votes and Wii Connect 24 — went off air; low participation rates more than likely caused Nintendo to deem them an expense not...

Developer Interview: Phil Tossell Talks Tengami and Japanese Papercraft

Phil Tossell Talks Tengami and Japanese Papercraft

Ex-Rare developer talks us through his new experience

Back in April, we got the exclusive scoop on Tengami's Wii U release. Two months later, we caught up with the game's developer and former Rare coding guru, Phil Tossell, to talk about the Japanese-themed pop-up adventure. Nintendo Life: We're here with Phil Tossell of Nyamyam Games. You may know...

News: Super Ubie Land Set To Emerge This August

Super Ubie Land Set To Emerge This August

Update: Wii U version now scheduled for "the Fall"

Since Notion Games revealed the release date of Super Ubie Land, the developer has clarified its comments on Twitter. Although Notion Games clearly wrote #WiiU, #Nintendo and #eShop in the tweet, this is actually the date for the PC, Mac and Linux adaptations. The Wii U eShop version will launch...

News: Aqua Moto Racing 3D Developer Keen to Bring it to Wii U

Aqua Moto Racing 3D Developer Keen to Bring it to Wii U

"It would be a dream"

Aqua Moto Racing 3D arrived in the European 3DS eShop this week, with the North American release to arrive relatively soon. We're currently working on our review, but it's a title — and series — that's achieved notable success on smartphones, and from video footage alone may remind some of the Wave Race titles that graced...

News: Armikrog Officially Coming To Wii U

Armikrog Officially Coming To Wii U

Kickstarter campaign hits Wii U stretch goal just in time

Pencil Test Studios has been running a Kickstarter campaign over the past month for its point-and-click adventure Armikrog, and the project has officially reached its set target of $900,000. What's more, the campaign even managed to reach its Wii U stretch goal with just a couple of hours to...

Developer Interview: Richard Perrin Talks About Journal and Nintendo's Approach to Indies

Richard Perrin Talks About Journal and Nintendo's Approach to Indies

"Nintendo are leagues ahead of where they’ve been in the past"

We recently caught up with Richard Perrin - the creator of Kairo and the white chamber - at the Rezzed PC and Indie Games Show at the NEC in Birmingham to find out what's happening with his latest creation, Journal. Richard is currently focusing on the Windows version of the game, but...

News: Pikmin 3 Will Need to Gather 3950MB to Download onto Your Wii U

Pikmin 3 Will Need to Gather 3950MB to Download onto Your Wii U

That's 31,840 blocks in old money

Pikmin 3 is getting so close that we can almost smell the flowers, right before we ruthlessly hurl Pikmin at them. It arrives in Europe on 26th July and North America on 4th August, and we shouldn't forget that fans of the GameCube originals have been demanding this new title since the early Wii days. Nintendo's...

News: 3D Adventure Title Dreamfall Chapters Under Consideration for Wii U

3D Adventure Title Dreamfall Chapters Under Consideration for Wii U

No promises as Wii U is "underpowered compared to the next-gen consoles"

A number of upcoming Wii U eShop titles, many scheduled for 2014, are coming to fruition thanks to crowdfunding. One that we may be able to add to the list in the future is Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey — this is a 3D adventure title from Norwegian developer Red...

News: Pilotwings Soars Into The North American Wii U eShop This Thursday

Pilotwings Soars Into The North American Wii U eShop This Thursday

Nintendo's website lists the Wii U Virtual Console release

Pilotwings, the flight simulator that launched alongside the Super Nintendo way back when, looks set to be released on the North American Wii U Virtual Console as it's been listed on the official Nintendo website. The game sees you take to the skies using either a light plane, hang glider...