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Exclusive: Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Wii U and 3DS playable with each other and smartphone / tablet players

Earlier this week Ripstone confirmed details of both Knytt Underground and Pure Chess coming to the Wii U eShop, with the latter also on its way to the 3DS eShop. Ripstone works with various small developers to bring their titles to multiple systems, and is one of a solid...

Interview: Capcom on Remastering DuckTales, The Perils of GamePad Maps and Reaching a New Audience

Capcom on Remastering DuckTales, The Perils of GamePad Maps and Reaching a New Audience

Aiming for big bucks

The release of DuckTales: Remastered is certainly a notable event for some retro gamers, for whom the 8-bit original is likely to be regarded as an all-time classic. A tough challenge, fun action and an awesome soundtrack are some of the features often cited, so this HD re-release — with some other modern touches applied —...

News: DuckTales: Remastered Soundtrack "Deserves a Release Outside of the Game"

DuckTales: Remastered Soundtrack "Deserves a Release Outside of the Game"

Capcom Producer shares his hopes with us

DuckTales: Remastered arrived on the Wii U eShop in North America on 13th August, with the European release set for 15th August, so gamers young and old have a chance to revisit one of the most iconic games to grace the NES. It created a lot of buzz when in was announced earlier in the year, of course, with...

Review: Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party (Wii U eShop)

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party (Wii U eShop)

You spin me right 'round baby, right 'round

If there’s one unique selling point that the Wii U truly has over other systems, it’s the potential that it has for local multiplayer. Up until now, asymmetric multiplayer has been a pretty big deal to Nintendo, with the GamePad being the key to unlocking these new kinds of gameplay experiences...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Coming To Europe and Australia Next Week

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Coming To Europe and Australia Next Week

Features off-TV play and a new easy mode for newcomers

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream has been available on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade for a few months now and almost a year on PC. Black Forest Games gave the Wii U version a tentative release date of August and it has stayed true to its word, confirming the sisters will be in the European and...

News: Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Pure Chess gets the 3DS eShop in Check, too

Last week's Nintendo Direct "Indie Showcase" sizzle reel included a good number of new releases confirmed for the Wii U eShop. Two of these are being published by Ripstone, Knytt Undergound and Pure Chess, and the publisher has now confirmed that both are targeting a release of late 2013/early 2014...

Talking Point: The "Indie Spotlight" Was A Bright Point of Nintendo Direct, But More is Needed

The "Indie Spotlight" Was A Bright Point of Nintendo Direct, But More is Needed

Both sides of the Atlantic should make noise for the Wii U eShop

Last week's major Nintendo Direct, by which we mean the full-fat multi-game broadcast on 7th August, served up the odd surprise and some release dates, with plenty also left in the tank for future presentations. What was certainly surprising, and one of the most popular news articles...

Review: Art Academy: SketchPad (Wii U eShop)

Art Academy: SketchPad (Wii U eShop)

A masterpiece or sketchy at best?

One of the most fascinating things about Miiverse is how Nintendo is paying such close attention to it. Not just in the sense that it is regularly updating it, but rather the company is actually listening to what its consumers are saying on the platform. It's remarkably unusual for a company that until now had been...

News: Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope Could Come to Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Met

Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope Could Come to Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Met

The Metroidvania-style title has already hit its original goal

Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope is an interesting-looking sidescroller that takes much influence from the classic Super Nintendo title Super Metroid. Only a few days ago its developer Matt White set up a Kickstarter campaign for the project and aimed to obtain $15,000 to bring the title...

News: TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition Screeching into The Wii U eShop Next Month

TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition Screeching into The Wii U eShop Next Month

Start your engines

The Wii U is currently in short supply of racing games but that's all set to change next month when TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition drifts into the eShop. Essentially, it's a battle-racing game not too dissimilar to classic titles like Micro Machines and R.C. Pro-Am and looks like a perfect excuse for some high octane...

Out Now: Art Academy: SketchPad Arrives, Right on Time, in North America and Europe

Art Academy: SketchPad Arrives, Right on Time, in North America and Europe

Not a drawn out release after all

Earlier in the week, as part of a Nintendo Direct broadcast, it was confirmed that Art Academy: SketchPad would be coming to the Wii U eShop today, 9th August. It's a drawing app that incorporates some of what will eventually be a full Art Academy title for the system, and includes various tools and full Miiverse...

News: Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Still room for improvement

In recent months, whenever Nintendo's financial figures and sales have been making the news, a common thread has been an emphasis on the continuing growth of the company's digital revenues. What began with encouraging but flawed platforms on the Wii and DSi has progressed to more rounded, impressive offerings with the...

Nintendo Download: 8th August (North America)

8th August (North America)

DuckTales returns, Bumpie has a party, Mario & Luigi are dreamy and more

It's that time again, North America, with some juicy Wii U and 3DS options coming your way in this week's Nintendo Download update. There's some nice variety, too, with a platforming remake, quirky mini-game collection and a bonkers RPG among the options. Let's get to the...

News: Classic Retro Titles Coming To North American eShop Later This Year

Classic Retro Titles Coming To North American eShop Later This Year

Super Mario Bros. 3 will be on both Wii U and 3DS

During today's Nintendo Direct it was announced that North America will be getting some timeless classics made available on the eShop. Broadcasting from the Nintendo Treehouse - we're not sure if it's actually a real treehouse - Erik Peterson confirmed five titles will be coming later this year...