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Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Freshen Up

The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Freshen Up

Tom Whitehead's frustrated at the untapped potential of the Virtual Console

OK, I'll join the club and say it. The Wii U and, to a degree, the 3DS Virtual Console are becoming rather frustrating, stale affairs. There's something odd that, years after working through the NES library on the Wii, we're now doing it all over again, despite the fact...

News: Super Castlevania IV Is Coming To The North American Wii U eShop In Time For Halloween

Super Castlevania IV Is Coming To The North American Wii U eShop In Time For Halloween

The children of the night, what sweet music they make

Nintendo has confirmed that Konami's whip-cracking classic Super Castlevania IV is coming to the North American Wii U eShop on October 31st — just in time for Halloween. Originally released in 1991, the game stars vampire killer Simon Belmont and is regarded by many Castlevania fans as one of...

News: Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are Half Price On The eShop Over Halloween

Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are Half Price On The eShop Over Halloween

A nice treat for North American Wii U and 3DS owners

It's that time of year again where people dress as werewolves and other spooky monsters, carve scary faces into pumpkins and dish out candy on Animal Crossing. Yes, it's Halloween and there are plenty of frightful franchises out there to get stuck into over the season, with Resident Evil being...

Interview: KinifiGames on Bringing Imagine Me to Wii U, Small Studio Challenges and Getting the Call From Nintendo

KinifiGames on Bringing Imagine Me to Wii U, Small Studio Challenges and Getting the Call From Nintendo

"Think of Spelunky mixed with Zelda"

There are a number of intriguing projects on the way to the Wii U eShop, though not all have featured at expos or in Nintendo Direct sizzle reels. Imagine Me by KinifiGames is one such game, a title that was Kickstarted over two years ago for PC, Mac and Linux, and has now emerged as another experience bound...

News: Wii Party U Bypasses the Wii U eShop in Launch Week

Wii Party U Bypasses the Wii U eShop in Launch Week

Physical-only in both North America and Europe

Rumours have been swirling for a while regarding Wii Party U skipping the eShop at launch, and with both the European and North American updates now issued it's clear that those rumours were correct. We've been seeking comment since the rumours first surfaced and will continue to do so. It's the...

Nintendo Download: 24th October (North America)

24th October (North America)

Destinies are fulfilled, retail big-hitters arrive and more

It's taken a little longer than normal to receive confirmation, but we finally have the North American download information for the week. This time around the focus is truly on retail downloads, though a much-anticipated download-only title arrives from Capcom. Let's get to it. Wii U...

News: Super Ubie Land Will Recieve Another Name Change Before Hitting The Wii U eShop

Super Ubie Land Will Recieve Another Name Change Before Hitting The Wii U eShop

What's in a name, anyway?

Super Ubie Land has already seen one name change — it was originally called Super Ubi Land, but publisher Ubisoft understandably took issue — and now developer Notion Games has revealed that the Wii U eShop platformer will see another title adjustment before it becomes available. No details on what the new title will...

News: Proposed Boogerman Reboot Will Feature Earthworm Jim

Proposed Boogerman Reboot Will Feature Earthworm Jim

16-bit icons stick together

We recently reported on a Kickstarter campaign to make a new version of Boogerman, a gross 16-bit platformer which originally appeared on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis back in the '90s. The creators are seeking $375,000 to fund the project and have raised just over $24,000 so far, with 27 days remaining. They'll no doubt...

Review: Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Wii U eShop)

Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Wii U eShop)

Watered down or a sequel on fire?

WayForward’s puzzle-platforming series first debuted on the Wii U eShop back in November of 2012, when the developer gave the original Mighty Switch Force! an HD facelift and deemed it the Hyper Drive Edition. This time, the sequel — which released for download back in June on the 3DS — has been ported to...

News: Cypronia Reveals New Wii U eShop Games, Including "Physics-Based Demolition" Title Angry Bunnies

Cypronia Reveals New Wii U eShop Games, Including "Physics-Based Demolition" Title Angry Bunnies

UPDATE: Angry Bunnies also confirmed for 3DS eShop release

Slovakian developer and publisher Cypronia has announced four new titles for the Wii U eShop. These include puzzler Color Zen, art package My Style Studio: Notebook and "hairdressing app" My Style Studio: Hair Salon. However, the most interesting release has to be An

News: Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

"We're really excited about this and have been waiting to announce it"

Knite & The Ghost Lights is one of the most unique looking titles we've seen on Kickstarter yet, and its creators are aiming to release a Wii U port "close to launch". Developed by Mobot Studios — which is also behind Paper Monsters — the game offers a mixture of...

Nintendo Download: 24th October (Europe)

24th October (Europe)

Phoenix Wright, Mighty Switching on Wii U and a ludicrous range of options

Some weeks can be rather quiet in the Nintendo Download update; this is not one of those weeks. This may well be the longest list of downloads and promotions that we've seen yet, with some anticipated titles and a few that have rather come out of left-field. There's a...

Interview: BetaDwarf On Humble Beginnings, Bringing FORCED to the Wii U eShop and Working with Nintendo

BetaDwarf On Humble Beginnings, Bringing FORCED to the Wii U eShop and Working with Nintendo

The game where co-op is the way to play

Earlier this year Nintendo of Europe released a Wii U eShop sizzle reel of upcoming games, some of which were seen for the first time in that Nintendo Direct broadcast. One of the many games given a few seconds to shine was FORCED from BetaDwarf (a studio based in Copenhagen, Denmark), an arena brawler with...

News: Reboot Of Gross 16-bit Platformer Boogerman Could Be Coming To Wii U

Reboot Of Gross 16-bit Platformer Boogerman Could Be Coming To Wii U

Boogerman 20th Anniversary: The Video Game is getting Kickstarted

16-bit cult classic Boogerman could be getting a HD remake for PC, Mac OS, PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U — should it successfully meet its Kickstarter goal of $375,000. The campaign is being run by original creators Mike Stragey and Chris Tremmel, who produced Boogerman 20 years ago when...

Nintendo Download: 17th October (North America)

17th October (North America)

A Mighty sequel, retro 'goodies', retail options, racing on snow and more

It's that time again, North America, for the Nintendo Download update to brighten up your week and get you through to the weekend. There's a fairly lengthy list of options on the Wii U and 3DS, incorporating the new, the old and the very old; with plenty of diverse options...

Review: GOLF (Wii U eShop)

GOLF (Wii U eShop)

Sub-par

Before the hyper-realistic, face-deforming technology of modern Tiger Woods games was conceived in the deepest dreams of Electronic Arts (a company busy with Marble Madness at the time), there was Golf for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game wears its no-nonsense attitude on its sleeve, focusing on simulating the time-honoured sport...

News: Mighty Switch Force! 2 Dousing the North American Wii U eShop This Week

Mighty Switch Force! 2 Dousing the North American Wii U eShop This Week

"Everywhere else" on 24th October

We've known for a good while that WayForward is bringing 3DS eShop release Mighty Switch Force! 2 to the Wii U eShop, following in the steps of Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition. The developer has been targeting an October release and, based on the tweets of main man Matt Bozon, it seems to have succeeded...