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Review: Cloudberry Kingdom (Wii U eShop)

Cloudberry Kingdom (Wii U eShop)

Maddeningly brilliant

Cloudberry Kingdom has never left anyone in doubt — it wants to test and infuriate gamers. Yes, there are easier options and levels, but its trump card is filling a screen with what looks like an impassable range of obstacles and then teasing the gamer with the hint of a possibility that it can be beaten. It's a cruel,...

News: Rex Rocket Confirmed to be Flying Onto Wii U

Rex Rocket Confirmed to be Flying Onto Wii U

To arrive after the PC release in January 2014

Rex Rocket is a title that came to our attention earlier in the year, and it successfully passed its crowdfunding target for a PC release with the developer — Castle Pixel — keen to also bring it to Wii U and 3DS. In our interview with the studio's Robert Maher, he explained that "bringing Rex...

News: Spin The Bottle Studio KnapNok Is Working With NightSky Creator Nifflas On Wii U Title

Spin The Bottle Studio KnapNok Is Working With NightSky Creator Nifflas On Wii U Title

"You will definitely like this one"

KnapNok's Spin the Bottle hits the Wii U eShop this week, and the company's Creative Director Lau Krosgaard has been speaking to Nintendo World Report about upcoming projects. Krosgaard has revealed that KnapNok is working with NightSky creator Nifflas — real name Nicklas Nygren — on a new Wii U eShop...

Interview: Retromade Games On Developing Desert Strike Tribute Hell IX For Wii U

Retromade Games On Developing Desert Strike Tribute Hell IX For Wii U

"Our basic philosophy is to return to classic gameplay"

Retromade Games has just launched its Kickstarter campaign for helicopter shooter Hell IX, and has confirmed that the game will be headed to the Wii U eShop if its funding target of $22,000 is met. An action title which calls to mind the old-school gameplay of Desert Strike and Tiger Heli,...

News: Wii U Version of How to Survive Rated By USK

Wii U Version of How to Survive Rated By USK

Could be infecting the Wii U eShop after all

At the end of May 505 Games announced it will be publishing a new IP in the form of How to Survive, a zombified survival action game. At the time it stated the downloadable release would be made available for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but there is now evidence that it could be coming to Wii U as...

News: Cloudberry Kingdom Will Have Online Leaderboards Soon

Cloudberry Kingdom Will Have Online Leaderboards Soon

Pwnee Studios is working on a patch

Cloudberry Kingdom precipitated into the Wii U eShop a few days ago and has seen many a gamer rack up insanely high scores. However, those who did download it have found something missing - the promised online leaderboards are nowhere to be found. A few people got in touch with the developer Pwnee Studios about...

News: Classic SNES RPG Breath Of Fire II Is Coming To The North American Wii U Virtual Console

Classic SNES RPG Breath Of Fire II Is Coming To The North American Wii U Virtual Console

A breath of fresh air

Capcom's classic 16-bit RPG Breath of Fire II is coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console "in the coming months". The news was broken on Capcom Unity, along with confirmation that UDON Entertainment is publishing a Breath of Fire Complete Works art book next year. The series is undergoing something of a revival of...

Nintendo Download: 1st August (North America)

1st August (North America)

Pikmin 3, a visit to Cloudberry Kingdom, retro Kirby and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings the long-awaited Pikmin 3 to stores. There's plenty more to consider, with new and old download-only options on the Wii U eShop, more retail goodies and a few diverse offerings on the 3DS eShop. Without further ado,...

News: Dan Adelman: Nintendo's Got "A Whole Bunch More" Coming to the Wii U eShop this Holiday

Dan Adelman: Nintendo's Got "A Whole Bunch More" Coming to the Wii U eShop this Holiday

Also confirms that smartphone and PC purchases are on the way

Dan Adelman's job title of Business Development Manager may not reveal much in itself, but as explained to us late last year, he's the man responsible for working with and encouraging small developers to bring their games to Nintendo's eShop platforms. It's an approach that seems to have...

News: Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Nintendo outlines its digital future

Nintendo is taking the online side of its business very seriously — little wonder when you consider that it has just reported a 150% increase in download revenue compared to last year — and the next phase of its plan will allow users to purchase Wii U and 3DS content using platforms other than their consoles...

News: Shigesato Itoi Elegantly Explains What EarthBound Means to Him

Shigesato Itoi Elegantly Explains What EarthBound Means to Him

"What is the video game, Earthbound?"

While we normally open any article with an introduction setting context, in this case we're going to keep it brief and say that Nintendo's Official EarthBound webpage has a wonderful piece of writing from the game's creator, Shigesato Itoi. It should be mandatory reading for fans of the game, and perhaps those...

News: Keep Your Eyes Open For Spot the Differences: Party! On The Wii U eShop

Keep Your Eyes Open For Spot the Differences: Party! On The Wii U eShop

Could be puzzling your eyeballs as early as next month

Sanuk Games has revealed that it is bringing Spot the Differences: Party! to the Wii U eShop. The game is a sequel to the WiiWare original which launched back in 2011. As the title suggests, the game will revolve around pointing out the differences between two seemingly identical images. It...

Review: Kid Icarus (Wii U eShop / NES)

Kid Icarus (Wii U eShop / NES)

A demonic angel

The popularity of Pit, even before his triumphant return in Kid Icarus: Uprising, was focused around nostalgia for his first two appearances on NES and Game Boy, with the home console original setting the tone with catchy music, quirky mythological enemies and lashings of creativity. This was impressive in the days of the early 8-bit...