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Interview: We Chat to BNC Design Studios, A New Wii U Developer With An Eye on Licensed Products

We Chat to BNC Design Studios, A New Wii U Developer With An Eye on Licensed Products

"Mario is still the greatest name in entertainment"

While the third-party retail game scene may be increasingly desolate on Wii U, it seems the download-only market is very much alive and kicking. There are a broad range of multi-platform and exclusive games on the way, from established and experienced Nintendo download developers to newcomers...

Video: Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco Digs Up the NES Roots of Shovel Knight

Yacht Club Games' Sean Velasco Digs Up the NES Roots of Shovel Knight

"It's a pumped up 8-bit aesthetic"

Shovel Knight has had a longer-than-expected route to our Nintendo systems, but it's creeping ever closer to both the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores. It grabbed attention in its crowdfunding days due to the fact it was a product of Yacht Club Games — a group of former WayForward developers making their début as a...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for February

Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for February

DK Jr! Punch-Out! Mario RPG! Arty Goodness!

It's that time again, North American gamers, with four more download games available for you to download for free — well, with your hard earned coins. This time around we have three Virtual Console titles and one DSiWare entry, while three Nintendo systems are supported. So, let's get to it. Donkey...

Nintendo Download: 13th February (Europe)

13th February (Europe)

The Doctor's in, Bumpie's Party gets started again, Inazuma, LEGO and more

Update: We have now updated UK prices via the Nintendo UK press release. We'd also like to apologies for confusion with the headline date, now fixed. Original Article: The download update for Europe is in, as always, and this week brings a range of retail titles and...

Review: Mighty Bomb Jack (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mighty Bomb Jack (Wii U eShop / NES)

Pyramid schemes

Bomb Jack, released in 1984, was one of Tecmo's early hits, a single-screen arcade game that had players rushing to diffuse bright red bombs planted at major tourist attractions around the globe. By the time its sequel rolled around in 1987, the Super Mario Bros.-induced side-scrolling craze had taken hold of the gaming world, and...

Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on the Wii U Difference for Art of Balance

Shin'en Multimedia on the Wii U Difference for Art of Balance

We break down what's new, including numerous multiplayer modes

Earlier today we revealed that Shin'en Multimedia is bringing Art of Balance to the Wii U eShop, with a target release window of Q2 — before the end of June. It's a title that first appeared on WiiWare, before there was an updated version on the 3DS titled Art of Balance: TOUCH. Th

Nintendo Download: 6th February (North America)

6th February (North America)

Retro Rampaging, 8-bit Ninja action, Bravely Default, LEGO and more

The time has come for the North American Nintendo download update, and this week brings new download-only games on both the Wii U and 3DS, some retro action and a few retail options. Check out all of the details below. Are you a European gamer that missed your Nintendo Download...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Slide Down With a 30% Discount in Europe

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Slide Down With a 30% Discount in Europe

A 'cool' offer on the eShop? (We're so sorry)

The snappily titled Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games may have been released on the Wii U last year, but the actual event it's licensed for is only now getting ready to kick off. To celebrate Nintendo of Europe is running a 30% discount on the Wii U eShop from tomorrow (7th...

News: Shovel Knight's Nintendo-Exclusive Social Features Confirmed

Shovel Knight's Nintendo-Exclusive Social Features Confirmed

Digging out some details

As début releases go, Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is a clear statement of intent in the studio's drive to create exciting new games with retro-themed design. A success on Kickstarter, its since seen some delay to its original release window before, recently, pinning down 31st March as a firmer target. Trailers to date...

News: ZaciSa's Last Stand Developer Provides an Update on Progress

ZaciSa's Last Stand Developer Provides an Update on Progress

Possible release date and new game mode announced

In a recent update ZeNfA developer Greg Wiggleton has stated that his upcoming tower defence game ZaciSa's Last Stand is slated for a North American Wii U eShop release in late February for $2.99. The game was originally set for release in December or January 2014, but there were some issues with the...

News: ReVeN's Kickstarter is Funded, With GamePad Features Available as a Stretch Goal

ReVeN's Kickstarter is Funded, With GamePad Features Available as a Stretch Goal

Still a few upgrades left to collect

We recently reported on the Kickstarter campaign for ReVeN,a 2D shooter/platformer inspired by classics like Metroid and aiming for a release on Wii U. With its alien landscapes and gargantuan bosses it seems like the ideal choice for anyone waiting on Samus to return, and as of today it has been successfully...

News: Nintendo Reveals Release Windows For a Host of Promising eShop Games

Nintendo Reveals Release Windows For a Host of Promising eShop Games

There's plenty on the way

For a number of months we've been enjoying the promise of a broad range of download titles on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms, yet some delays have made arrivals a little slower than expected. With time passing, however, these titles have continued to creep closer, and Nintendo of America has issued an update on imminent...

News: Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails Is Blasting To The Wii U This April

Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails Is Blasting To The Wii U This April

New gameplay trailer unleashed, too

Dakko Dakko has confirmed to us that Scram Kitty and hid Buddy On Rails will be hitting the Wii U eShop this April. The unique blaster — which promises to make convincing use of the GamePad controller — was announced some time ago, and hasn't had a solid release window — until now. The studio hasn't got a...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Lining Up Another Wii U Game Reveal

Shin'en Multimedia Lining Up Another Wii U Game Reveal

More FAST Racing Neo details to follow

Shin'en Multimedia was on the Wii U from day one with Nano Assault Neo, a twin-stick shooter that continued one of the studio's established franchises and was also an early showcase for the impressive visuals possible for downloads on the system. It was unsurprising that keen Nintendo download fans were also...

Interview: Rainy Frog Talks About eShop Publishing in Japan

Rainy Frog Talks About eShop Publishing in Japan

"The Wii U in Japan is more family orientated"

Earlier this year we told you about Rainy Frog, a publisher with ambitions to bring a number of Western download games to the Japanese eShop stores and, in the future, vice versa. Its one of a group of companies that establish offices in Japan — in order to be eligible as publishers in the region...