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News: VoxelMaker is Set to Hit the North American eShop on 1st October

VoxelMaker is Set to Hit the North American eShop on 1st October

Adding a whole new dimension to pixel art

For those of you that aren't well versed in technical jargon, a voxel is essentially just a 3D version of a pixel. While this isn't something that would really have much relevance in most everyday conversation, it is of utmost importance in Nostatic Software's upcoming game, VoxelMaker. You'll be able to see...

Review: Defense Dome (Wii U eShop)

Defense Dome (Wii U eShop)

It seems that the rocket has missed its mark

Defense Dome is a classic-style arcade action game developed by the aptly named HullBreach Studios for the Wii U eShop. Designed to be played in short bursts, this game offers quick access to three separate level designs, with promise for more content to be made available as add-on content. It is...

Review: Nova-111 (Wii U eShop)

Nova-111 (Wii U eShop)

Exploring Space, One Turn at a Time

Oh to be lost in space, exploring strange new worlds with a plethora of rocks. Lots and lots of space rocks. Enjoying the thrill of combat from dangerous, colourful and stinky creatures at your fuel tanks. Rescuing your fellow scientists, some unwillingly and others affected by the loneliness that is space...

First Impressions: Taking A Shot At Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water

Taking A Shot At Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water

"I like it here...She's calling me."

The Fatal Frame series, known as Project Zero in Europe, has had an inconsistent presence in the West for quite some time now. Though several installments made their way onto Nintendo consoles - most notably the Wii - fans outside of Japan have grown accustomed to importing in order to get the latest spooky...

News: Metroid Prime: Hunters Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Metroid Prime: Hunters Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Yes please, NoA and NoE

When Nintendo announced DS games for the Wii U Virtual Console quite some time ago, many reacted with variations of "huh", "erm" and "that's weird". Yet it has worked reasonably well in many cases, with the GamePad screen and TV having various configurations to get the most out of these previously portable titles. It also...

News: Excellent Shovel Knight Sales Prove That Indie Games Sell Well On Nintendo, Says Capy's Nathan Vella

Excellent Shovel Knight Sales Prove That Indie Games Sell Well On Nintendo, Says Capy's Nathan Vella

30 percent sold on 3DS, 20 percent on Wii U

Yacht Club Games may have removed Shovel Knight's Nintendo exclusivity in recent months, but the game has still performed best on Nintendo consoles. According to Nathan Vella, president and cofounder of Capy Games, 30 percent of sales have been on the 3DS, with 20 percent of total sales on Wii U. 14...

Review: Job the Leprechaun (Wii U eShop)

Job the Leprechaun (Wii U eShop)

"What do I look like, me lad?"

Job the Leprechaun is having a hard time. A witch has kidnapped his best friend, Eri, and has taken her far away, past lands filled with knights, zombies, and goblins. So Job's going to save her…eventually. First, he'll grab all the four-leaf clovers he can find, slowly moving through the poorly-defended countryside...

News: Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date For Mighty No. 9

Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date For Mighty No. 9

Physical and digital versions coming at the same time

Publisher Deep Silver - along with Mighty No. 9 developer Comcept - has confirmed that the physical and digital editions of the game will launch in North America on February 9th and the rest of the world on February 12th. This revised release date was down to the game slipping from its expected...

Review: STARWHAL (Wii U eShop)

STARWHAL (Wii U eShop)

Out of this world

There is something to be said about the power of some good ol' fashioned couch multiplayer in this age of online gaming. There's a certain degree of delightful chaos in the experience of competing head to head with friends that are physically present that can't be replicated by voice chat or matchmaking. Nowhere is this more...

News: The Deer God Will Bring Gorgeous Pixel-Based Nature to the Wii U eShop This December

The Deer God Will Bring Gorgeous Pixel-Based Nature to the Wii U eShop This December

Different from the norm

In August 2014 The Deer God had a successful Kickstarter campaign, with its soundtrack and handsome pixel-based visuals catching the eye of 2801 backers. One of its successful stretch goals was for a Wii U eShop release, and now Mobot Studios - which has released multiple games on the store - is stepping in as publisher to...

Nintendo Download: 1st October (Europe)

1st October (Europe)

Animal Crossing! Medabots! 1001 Spikes! Dragon Ball Z pre-load! More!

It's the beginning of another week, which means we have Nintendo Download Update details for Europe to consider; this week brings 3DS retail treats, a long awaited download game across both systems and even Virtual Console options. On top of that there are more download-only games...

News: Chromophore: The Two Brothers is Still Heading to Wii U, Developer Explains Delay

Chromophore: The Two Brothers is Still Heading to Wii U, Developer Explains Delay

There's an updated release window

Chromophore: The Two Brothers has always seemed like a title destined to hit it off with a Nintendo audience; it's an action adventure with Game Boy-style visuals and a heavy Link's Awakening vibe, which naturally attracted a lot of attention in the past. Its planned arrival on Wii U hasn't come around, however,...

News: FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Like Hero Mode is For The "Hardcore Science-Fiction Racing Fans"

FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Like Hero Mode is For The "Hardcore Science-Fiction Racing Fans"

An unlockable for those up to the challenge

Fast Racing NEO is one of the hottest titles in the Wii U 'Nindies' section at EGX, which is currently taking place at the NEC in Birmingham in the UK. It's the largest expo of its kind in the country, and the Shin'en Multimedia title is getting plenty of attention. We've spent plenty of time with Martin...

Nintendo Download: 24th September (North America)

24th September (North America)

Animal Crossing! Extreme Exorcism! Nova-111! Beatbuddy! More!

It's that time again as details are confirmed for the Nintendo Download Update in North America. This week brings some highly promising and anticipated releases on the Wii U eShop, with plenty of Nindies pitching in with their latest efforts. In addition the 3DS has a big-name release at...

News: New Assault Android Cactus Trailer Shows Fast, Fun & Frenetic Blaster Action

New Assault Android Cactus Trailer Shows Fast, Fun & Frenetic Blaster Action

Charge and unleash

If you’re a fan of frantic sci-fi bullet-blasters, the upcoming title Assault Android Cactus for Wii U eShop may be one game worth keeping an eye on. Featuring a vibrant art style, slick frame rate, funky tunes, 1-4 player co-op and fast & frenetic twin-stick shoot em’ up gameplay, the title looks to take the concept of...

News: A Mighty New Patch For Shovel Knight Is On The Way

A Mighty New Patch For Shovel Knight Is On The Way

Irons out a number of kinks

Following the recent release of the free Shovel Knight expansion, Plague of Shadows, Yacht Club Games has issued a patch ironing out a few kinks, and further enhancing the overall experience. While the update is currently only available for PC users, it will be rolled out across other platforms very soon. Take a look...

News: FAST Racing NEO Will Have a Hint of F-Zero Courtesy of Voice Actor Jack Merluzzi

FAST Racing NEO Will Have a Hint of F-Zero Courtesy of Voice Actor Jack Merluzzi

Featured in GX

FAST Racing NEO gets ever closer, with plenty of fans referencing it as an F-Zero styled experience on the way to the Wii U. Of course, the Shin'en Multimedia title has its own style and approach, though an announcement from the developer is sure to please fans of the long-dormant Nintendo IP. As you can see below, a voice actor with...

Review: StarTropics (Wii U eShop / NES)

StarTropics (Wii U eShop / NES)

Sun, sea, sand, and aliens

Winter is slowly creeping up on us, so it's as good a time as ever to explore warmer climates and take your mind off of the bad weather. For some NES-filtered beams of sunshine, why not step into the shoes of young Mike Jones, an American kid who's headed for an alphabetic island on the tropical adventure of a lifetime?...