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Review: Final Fight 3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Final Fight 3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Third time lucky?

Following the enjoyable-but-flawed SNES conversion of the original Final Fight and its disappointing sequel, Final Fight 3 can be viewed as Capcom's attempt to atone for its previous sins and give fans a domestic exclusive worthy of the name. Released relatively late in the lifespan of Nintendo 16-bit's console, this third entry is...

First Impressions: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight

We dig it

Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight for Wii U, which made waves with an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, was on display at the recent New York Comic-Con. While more mainstream releases were generating huge lines and impatient parents, the deceptively simple-looking Shovel Knight was something of a hidden gem, making a great...

Nintendo Download: 17th October (Europe)

17th October (Europe)

Sonic arrives, Urban Champion returns (?!), some tasty discounts and more

While the Monday blues are common, the Nintendo Download update arrives to bring a ray of sunlight to our week. This time around there are a few retro games, including a surprise return, Sonic dashes onto the Wii U and 3DS and we have some encouraging discounts to consider...

Hands On: Toki Tori and EDGE (Two Tribes Classics)

Toki Tori and EDGE (Two Tribes Classics)

Budget brilliance?

After announcing their existence earlier in the year, Two Tribes recently lifted the lid on its Classics range coming to the Wii U eShop, three games that come to Nintendo's latest system in shiny optimised HD forms. It's possible that they'll all be familiar to gamers in some form or other, with each having appeared on a mix of...

News: Doctor Strange Table on the Way to Zen Pinball 2

Doctor Strange Table on the Way to Zen Pinball 2

Marvel-lous

Zen Pinball 2 is a title that offers plenty of excellent tables on Wii U, with various individual options and sets that can be picked up. That DLC model opens up the possibilities for more content, of course, and it seems that Zen Studios is keen to keep Wii U owners in the loop. The studio has confirmed that it's bringing a Doctor...

Video: Wooden Sen'SeY Gets Acrobatic in New Trailer

Wooden Sen'SeY Gets Acrobatic in New Trailer

The way of the Wii U

Earlier this year a raft of new titles were confirmed for the Wii U eShop for late 2013 and 2014, showing some of the benefits of Nintendo's efforts to support smaller studios on the platform. The offer of free Unity tools and licensing has been particularly tempting to developers that utilise the engine, helping to minimise...

Review: Final Fight (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Final Fight (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Because the world needs more wrestling mayors

Back in the late '80s and early '90s — when arcades were still the biggest draw for dedicated gamers — Capcom was the company to beat when it came to coin-op success. It produced a string of classics around this time, most of which saw conversions on the popular home consoles of the period. While...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Confirmed for Wii U

Hyper Light Drifter Confirmed for Wii U

Summer 2014 is the target

Not so long ago we told you about Hyper Light Drifter, a "2D action RPG" that was seeking funds to bring its games to a variety of platforms. Developer Heart Machine added a Wii U stretch goal at $550,000, and as a sign of this project's popularity it's now passed that total with a little over a day to go. At the time of...

News: Two Tribes Confirms Toki Tori 2+ Level Editor Will Not Hatch On Wii U

Two Tribes Confirms Toki Tori 2+ Level Editor Will Not Hatch On Wii U

From the fridge to the freezer

Earlier this week Martijn Reuvers of Two Tribes took to Miiverse to confirm the developer had been forced to put the level editor for Toki Tori 2+ "in the fridge" due to other commitments. Sadly, it appears Wii U owners won't get the opportunity to play around with the feature as the studio has now stated its...

Interview: Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson Talks SteamWorld Dig And Working On The eShop

Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson Talks SteamWorld Dig And Working On The eShop

Critical reaction, the Wii U eShop and picking 3DS over smartphones

At this year's Eurogamer Expo we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to speak to Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson about the company's 3DS eShop title, SteamWorld Dig. In the interview, Sigurgeirsson speaks about the development of the game and its lore, its critical...

News: The Fall Targets an April 2014 Release on Wii U

The Fall Targets an April 2014 Release on Wii U

"I can't wait to see how we can best use that fantastic controller"

Not so long ago we reported that crowdfunded title The Fall would eventually come to Wii U, on the grounds that Over The Moon had been officially licensed as a Nintendo developer. At that stage the campaign was still some way off its Wii U stretch goal, but having now passed that...

Hands On: An Evening With Wii Karaoke U By Joysound

An Evening With Wii Karaoke U By Joysound

Take On Mii

Nintendo has previously stated that one of its main objectives with the Wii U is to provide experiences that can’t be done on other video game systems. In addition to this rather admirable quest, the company has also been keen to emphasise the fun that can be had with the system in local multiplayer. So far it hasn't had a great...

News: Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony Systems in Wii U and 3DS Pure Chess Online Multiplayer

Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony Systems in Wii U and 3DS Pure Chess Online Multiplayer

Believes the Wii U audience "has a voracious appetite for content"

Pure Chess, alongside the Nnooo-published Cubemen 2, is forging ahead on new ground for Nintendo systems by introducing cross-platform online multiplayer. In both cases Wii U players (also on 3DS in the case of Pure Chess) will be able to take on other players that are on smartphone...

Developer Interview: Ludosity Talks Ittle Dew, The Comparison To Zelda And The Metroidvania Style of Play

Ludosity Talks Ittle Dew, The Comparison To Zelda And The Metroidvania Style of Play

"Ittle Dew has been 'that game' for us for a very long time"

Based in Sweden, Ludosity is a small and successful developer that has created software for a vast range of platforms, including 3DS, Steam and tablets. The studio is behind titles such as Boulderdash-XL 3D and Alien Chaos, both on the 3DS and its latest title, Ittle Dew, sees the...

News: Keiji Inafune Won't Rule Out Publishing Mighty No. 9 With Capcom

Keiji Inafune Won't Rule Out Publishing Mighty No. 9 With Capcom

Would consider Mega Man options with an "offer we couldn’t refuse"

Kickstarter is an interesting model, in that a developer can seek investment from the public — or perhaps you think of it as advance pre-orders, donations? — but then still seek a traditional publisher after using crowdfunded money to make the game. In theory there's nothing...

Hands On: Pure Chess (Wii U eShop)

Pure Chess (Wii U eShop)

The grand old sport comes to the people

While the 3DS eShop is maturing into a platform with a healthy variety of experiences, and the Wii U eShop promises to do so, one obvious gap is in delivering a virtual edition of one of the grandest old games / sports in existence. Chess may have appeared as a minigame option in a mediocre 3DS game or two,...

News: Two Tribes Teases New Title While Describing Toki Tori 2+ Level Editor as "In The Fridge"

Two Tribes Teases New Title While Describing Toki Tori 2+ Level Editor as "In The Fridge"

Announcements made on Miiverse

One feature that never made it to Toki Tori 2 on the Wii U eShop, even in its + update, is the level editor. Although shown in a crude form at press events as far back as August 2012, it's never made it into the final cut on Nintendo's platform. Unfortunately it looks like the feature isn't coming anytime soon, as the...

News: Legend of the Lancer Bound for Kickstarter, Wii U Stretch Goal Planned

Legend of the Lancer Bound for Kickstarter, Wii U Stretch Goal Planned

Draws inspiration from Super Mario World and Mega Man X

Gorilla Press Games has announced that it will shortly commence a Kickstarter campaign for a new non-linear Metroidvania-styled game called Legend of the Lancer. Currently planned for PC, the development studio is hoping to also bring the game to Wii U — provided a stretch goal is met, of...