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News: Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Off-TV Play and third person camera perspective are being added in

Discovery came out about a month ago, and while it does have some shortcomings, it stands as an excellent creatively focused block sandbox game. It seems that the developer, noowanda, is dedicated to addressing many issues with the game; the upcoming update notes claim that there...

Interview: Learning More About FreezeME, a Surprising 3D Platformer for Wii U

Learning More About FreezeME, a Surprising 3D Platformer for Wii U

"I think FreezeME is a perfect fit for the Wii U"

The coming week is already confirmed to include some highly promising download content, and one that's certainly caught our eye is FreezeME. Heading to North America on 4th February at a launch price of $9.99 - then $13.99 after its first week - it looks a cut above the usual 3D platformers that are...

News: Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Or the 4th; don't you love time zones?

The long-awaited final bundle of DLC, or AOC as Nintendo likes to call it, for Super Smash Bros. including Bayonetta and Corrin will be landing on Wii U and 3DS systems on 3rd February in North America and the 4th in Europe. Nintendo has yet to confirm a time but judging from the official Nintendo of America...

News: Wii Street U Service Being Discontinued In March, Leaving eShop This Month

Wii Street U Service Being Discontinued In March, Leaving eShop This Month

Street smart

The Google-powered Wii Street U service will be discontinued on March 31st 2016. The app will also be removed from the Wii U eShop later this month - January 31st, to be precise. Originally launched back in 2013, the service allowed Wii U owners to travel the world from the comfort of their living room. "Wii Street U is a great use of...

News: The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

Two Metroid games! EarthBound! Shantae! Affordable Space Adventures! More!

The Nintendo Download Update for North America has already gone out for this week, but we also have discounts for the final week of the 'Winter Warm-Up' Sale to consider; the theme for this final batch is "Epic Adventures". There are 15 games discounted in total, with a...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (North America)

28th January (North America)

Final Fantasy new and old! LEGO Avengers! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings three high profile retail titles (well, one is on both platforms), an intriguing and shadowy Wii U release along with some other interesting download-only arrivals on both systems...

Review: Shadow Puppeteer (Wii U eShop)

Shadow Puppeteer (Wii U eShop)

Missing the light touch

The Wii U eShop, courtesy of its support for Unity and web framework technology, has become home to a broad range of titles. There are some exclusives that put the hardware's unique capabilities to work, while there's also a significant percentage of titles that are multi-platform, helping Nintendo gamers get a sense of the...

News: Shadow Puppeteer Publisher Suggests Installing Directly to Wii U Memory, Imminent Patch Planned for External Drive Issue

Shadow Puppeteer Publisher Suggests Installing Directly to Wii U Memory, Imminent Patch Planned for External Drive Issue

Slow-down is sped-up on internal memory

Shadow Puppeteer is out today in North America and Europe, the first console version of the title that previously arrived on PC. Our review will be with you shortly before the Download Update goes live, but in any case we thought this tip on improving its performance should have its own clear article rather...

News: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

Europe and North America, sharing the goods

The Virtual Console can be a strange sub-platform, as Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America sit huffily on different sides of the room and rarely agree which games to release. Months can pass between regions with some releases, but thanks to the imminent Final Fantasy Explorers we seem to have...

News: Dual Core Aims to Blend Twin Stick Shooting, Co-Op and a "Dash of RPG Elements" on Wii U

Dual Core Aims to Blend Twin Stick Shooting, Co-Op and a "Dash of RPG Elements" on Wii U

Gray Fin Studios prepares to make its console debut

The Wii U eShop has attracted a range of new developers into the console space, and now we can add Gray Fin Studios to the list. A family-run studio with prior experience in the triple-A scene, it's planning to make its console and PC debut with Dual Core; the Wii U will be the first console to get...

Review: Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone (Wii U eShop)

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone (Wii U eShop)

Gather around

While it's a fairly common trend for Nintendo games to be focused around the gameplay first and foremost, there are other games that go in a completely different direction. Some aren't so much about the gameplay as they are about the story or the experience, and while this is certainly different from a conventional video game, it's not...

News: Gunscape, the Level Creator and Cross-Platform FPS, is Now Due on Wii U in Q2

Gunscape, the Level Creator and Cross-Platform FPS, is Now Due on Wii U in Q2

It's like Minecraft and Quake II had a baby

Last year we told you about Gunscape, which is a retro-styled FPS in which players can design their own stages on which to do battle. If you think of the building blocks approach of Minecraft, then blend it with the cross-platform sharing and play of Cubemen 2, you'll have an idea of what it has to offer...

News: Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

Spelling out the changes

Update: Brainseed Factory has been in touch to outline why the update may not be triggering automatically for everyone, therefore stopping some of us from enjoying its improvements. The studio's passed on the following information. We noticed that the updated version isn't triggered automatically, apparently related to...

Review: Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U eShop / GBA)

It's a'me, Mario 3! (again)

We all know about Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. It was a fantastic game worthy of all the praise that it received, and that remains true to this day. So, this review won't discuss all the merits of the original game. Instead, it will focus on the unique features of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, released...

News: Shutshimi Will Bring Shmup Mayhem to Wii U in North America on 4th February

Shutshimi Will Bring Shmup Mayhem to Wii U in North America on 4th February

Don't shoot these fish in a barrel

We've been looking forward to Shutshimi for quite some time - developed by Neon Deity Games and published by Choice Provisions, it's a shoot 'em up in a WarioWare style with extremely short levels and plenty of chaos on screen. It's previously arrived on PSN but has taken a little while to make it over to the Wii...

Review: SKEASY (Wii U eShop)

SKEASY (Wii U eShop)

White noise

This is not meant to be taken as an insult, but SKEASY could be a good game for winding down before bed. As with many titles from RCMADIAX, the design of SKEASY is very simple: guide your little skiing icon left and right down a never-ending slope, avoiding trees to last as long and attain as high a score as possible. There are no...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (Europe)

28th January (Europe)

LEGO Avengers! Final Fantasy Explorers + a VC game! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, and this batch is certainly promising. We have major retail releases on Wii U and 3DS leading the way, while there are also some highly promising download-only options to consider along with DLC,...