Wii U EShop News - Page 17

News: Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

The fun of Spikes! In your hands!

Tough-as-nails platformer 1001 Spikes has earned its share of die-hard (and often) fans. However, a seemingly consistent criticism of the Wii U version among players, and also mentioned in our review, is the lack of off-TV play. But publisher Nicalis has been listening, and have tweeted that a free update in the...

Review: Super Dodge Ball (3DS eShop / NES)

Super Dodge Ball (3DS eShop / NES)

Super Lag Ball

Many people are familiar with River City Ransom, the cult classic NES game, but what you might not know is that it's actually part of a series with many, many more titles. Of course, that can be hard to figure out when those that were localized all got completely unrelated names. Interestingly, while the series is mostly known in the...

News: Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain Now Free on European Wii U eShop

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain Now Free on European Wii U eShop

Not yet in North America

Just recently Nintendo released its first DS title on the Wii U Virtual Console, offering Brain Training / Brain Age for free in Japan. Now, without any warning or announcement, it's released Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain onto the Wii U eShop for free in Europe. The banner for the title says that it's only available...

News: Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Both Arrive On Wii U eShop in Europe

Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Both Arrive On Wii U eShop in Europe

30% discount at launch

Somewhat out of the blue Nintendo released two Pac-Man titles onto the Wii U eShop yesterday in North America, in order to celebrate the arrival of Bandai Namco's mascot in Super Smash Bros.. Thankfully European gamers won't miss out, as both have now appeared on the Wii U eShop in the region, with the same 30% initial...

Nintendo Download: 12th June (North America)

12th June (North America)

Pac-Man's back, AiRacing, vampire slaying and a massive number of discounts

It's Nintendo Download time, bringing us more goodies to console us for the fact that E3 2014 is now in its last day. There are two Pac-Man titles to celebrate the mascot's appearance in Super Smash Bros., some options to celebrate the upcoming Soccer World Cup, a couple of...

Review: 1001 Spikes (Wii U eShop)

1001 Spikes (Wii U eShop)

All your spike are belong to us

Between the broken English text, 8-bit sprites and brutal, unforgiving difficulty, it's easy to think of the Nicalis-published 1001 Spikes as a long-forgotten NES gem. While certainly not for everyone, it's a rich, rewarding (and punishing) addition to the Wii U eShop library. This modern-retro platformer is certainly...

E3 2014: Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bonanza on the Wii U and 3DS eShop Stores

Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bonanza on the Wii U and 3DS eShop Stores

Mario, Sonic, Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi games included

With E3 2014 now into the swing of things, Nintendo of America has launched an enticing 30% discount promotion on multiple major titles on both the Wii U and 3DS. The discounts have been applied to franchises that are prominent in Nintendo's show, with Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Yoshi and LEGO (courtesy...

Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Mini interview, screens and details galore to enjoy

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is currently one of the most eagerly-awaited 3DS titles in the Nintendo Life office, but this is an adventure so epic that it simply couldn't be contained to a single system. We're pleased to share the exclusive early news that WayForward is also bringing Shantae's...

Interview: Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U

Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U

"I believe 2014 is going to be a great year for the Wii U"

Just recently Image & Form confirmed that SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U this Autumn / Fall, which is certainly terrific news for fans of the 3DS original. In some senses it's entirely logical, as the title has been upgraded for HD releases on PC and PS4, while also making its way...

Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Capcom pulls a hit out of the hat

If it weren't for the fact that the Capcom logo appears each time you boot up The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell that it was in fact developed by a third-party company. That’s because this particular Legend of Zelda title – which originally released on the Game Boy...

Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer 2014

Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer 2014

Download delights

The Wii U eShop has come a long way since launch, though the day one line-up did also have some rather enjoyable options on offer. The library was particularly slow to grow in its first year, but an influx of excellent titles has since flowed. The platform's support for Unity and various tools in the Nintendo Web Framework have...

News: Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Causal Bit Games taking extra time to utilize game testers' feedback

Upcoming Wii U eShop title Insanity's Blade has had its release date changed to "TBA" for the time being, according to a blog post on Causal Bit Games' official site. The game, an 8-bit arcade-style adventure promising to offer "the ultimate 8-bit experience," was funded

News: Shovel Knight Launches in North America on Wii U and 3DS eShops on 26th June

Shovel Knight Launches in North America on Wii U and 3DS eShops on 26th June

Yacht Club Games also attending E3

Dust off your spade and get ready for action because Yacht Club Games has just announced that Shovel Knight will be released in North America on both the Wii U and 3DS eShops on the 26th of this month. If Shovel Knight hasn’t already piqued your interest, it’s an 8-Bit inspired adventure game that’s been...

News: Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Some story background for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley also included

Natsume recently announced that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming to 3DS in 2014, and has today used its pre-E3 press release to confirm two more titles coming to Nintendo systems; both seem like candidates for the eShop, though that's not confirmed. First up we have...

News: SteamWorld Dig Is Finding Its Way to Wii U This Autumn / Fall

SteamWorld Dig Is Finding Its Way to Wii U This Autumn / Fall

Dig a little deeper

After some teases in the past week, Swedish developer Image & Form has now confirmed that hugely popular 3DS eShop title SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U eShop, targeting a Fall / Autumn release on the home console's store. It's great news for fans, and has a certain logic as the title has already been enhanced and...