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News: Tabletop Gallery and Avoider Release on 7th January in North America

Tabletop Gallery and Avoider Release on 7th January in North America

The latest from RCMADIAX

RCMADIAX may not be the most popular studio on the Wii U eShop, but nonetheless it has about a dozen games under its belt. It was revealed about a month ago that there would be a new game called Avoider releasing sometime in Q1 and we now have a release date for that and another somewhat puzzling release. Avoider will be...

Review: Word Party (Wii U eShop)

Word Party (Wii U eShop)

Where's the party at?

The Wii generation brought about countless games that ended with the word "party." Some were a blast, like Boom Blox Bash Party, while others were downright miserable minigame collections (we're never going to a Game Party again). Lightwood Games' latest word-inspired eShop title Word Party makes us think it's time to start...

Review: FAST Racing NEO (Wii U eShop)

FAST Racing NEO (Wii U eShop)

Christmas comes early for race fans

FAST Racing NEO is a game that seeks to fill the F-Zero-sized hole in every Nintendo fan's heart. Shin'en's racer is quite different from Nintendo's classic franchise, but it still does a great job at giving that high speed racing fix that some Wii U owners are desiring the most. The first thing we should note...

News: Gone Home is No Longer on its Way to the Wii U eShop

Gone Home is No Longer on its Way to the Wii U eShop

Looks like it's just gone home

As some of you may be aware, Gone Home was just recently re-confirmed to be coming to consoles. The popular Indie game got its start on the PC in 2013 and acquired something of a cult following. Majesco Entertainment was due to assist in bringing it to consoles earlier this year, but the deal unfortunately fell through...

Live: Watch Microsoft's Minecraft Mondays Stream, Here's Hoping for Wii U Footage

Watch Microsoft's Minecraft Mondays Stream, Here's Hoping for Wii U Footage

"Exciting news", for those that haven't heard

Earlier today Nintendo confirmed that Minecraft: Wii U Edition is coming to the system's eShop on 17th December, and will include six free DLC packs as standard, with 16 more available to buy. With future Nintendo-specific content also promised, it may be worth watching this Microsoft Studios Minecraft...

Nintendo Download: 10th December (Europe)

10th December (Europe)

SteamWorld Heist! FAST Racing NEO! AVGN! Terraria! More!

Another week kicks off with the European Nintendo Download Update, and it's certainly one of the stronger weeks in recent times for eShop fans. Both the Wii U and 3DS have highly anticipated 'Nindie' releases, while a hugely popular sandbox / crafting adventure also arrives on the portable as...

News: SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

Looking fresh

SteamWorld Heist is only a few days away from release now, and hype for the game is at an all-time high. Offering up a distinct experience from its predecessor, SteamWorld Dig, many are curious how Image & Form's latest entry in the SteamWorld series will stack up in comparison. Based off of what's been shown up to this point, it...

Video: Check Out This Explanation of How Steamworld Heist Plays

Check Out This Explanation of How Steamworld Heist Plays

Pulling a job

A few days ago, it was revealed that Steamworld Heist will be releasing on 10th December, a little less than a week from now. Those who buy it before the end of the year will receive a discounted price and 3DS buyers will have the added bonus of a home screen theme that will become unavailable once 2016 begins. In order to build hype...

Video: FAST Racing NEO's Hero Mode Melts Further Faces with an F-Zero Twist

FAST Racing NEO's Hero Mode Melts Further Faces with an F-Zero Twist

Shield your eyes

FAST Racing NEO is fast, we've certainly established that, but lurking in the game's menus is another mode that takes the speed to further levels of ridiculousness. Hero Mode bring in new rules and mechanics that aren't found in the rest of the game, so rather than just trying to get around and rank as high as you can, these...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

Martin Sauter talks about creating landscapes for racing

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases, with its arrival due on 10th December. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre...

Review: Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel & Protoman (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel & Protoman (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Playing it safe once more

While many would argue that Mega Man Battle Network 4 brought with it some unwelcome changes, Capcom did not seem to pay much heed to fan complaints. Indeed, the fifth (!) entry is a fairly by-the-numbers sequel, featuring little in the way of changes or additions and is mostly similar to its predecessor. Mega Man villains...

News: Yacht Club Games Unveils Full Details of Shovel Knight amiibo

Yacht Club Games Unveils Full Details of Shovel Knight amiibo

Arrives in Europe on 11th December, North America on 8th January

When Yacht Club Games lifted the lid on the Shovel Knight amiibo, it certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Third party amiibo were an inevitability, but few individuals likely expected the first one to be Shovel Knight, of all characters. The release date of the figure has been up in...

Nintendo Download: 3rd December (North America)

3rd December (North America)

Xenoblade Chronicles X! Dementium! Pokémon Picross! More!

The time is upon us, once again, for the North American Nintendo Download update. This week brings a huge retail release on Wii U, a couple of high profile 3DS eShop releases and some other tempting options. Let's get to the details. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update earlier in...

Video: We Might Melt Your Face Off With This Speed Comparison for FAST Racing NEO

We Might Melt Your Face Off With This Speed Comparison for FAST Racing NEO

It's not called MODERATELY QUICK Racing NEO, after all

With FAST Racing NEO it's all in the name - it's futuristic sci-fi racing that's supposed to feel ludicrously quick, bringing to mind classic franchises like F-Zero and WipEout. In total it has three core speed settings - Subsonic, Supersonic and Hypersonic, or as we call them 'quite fast',...

Review: Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (Wii U eShop / NES)

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (Wii U eShop / NES)

A tough but enjoyable adventure for Bimmy and friends

Bimmy. If there's one thing people know about Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones, it's Bimmy – a typo during the game's (multiplayer) intro that humorously renames the main protagonist. There's more to this third NES entry in the Double Dragon series than a small chuckle however. There's a...

News: Wayforward Developer Discusses Shantae's Status as a Mascot, DLC is a possibility for Half-Genie Hero

Wayforward Developer Discusses Shantae's Status as a Mascot, DLC is a possibility for Half-Genie Hero

"There's a ton of game there, but there's always room for more!"

Wayforward is a studio that has made its name on the excellent 2D platformers that it's put it out. While titles like Ducktales: Remastered, Contra 4, and Aliens: Infestation do an excellent job of showcasing the studio's talent, it's Shantae – Wayforward's flagship franchise –...

Review: Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin (Wii U eShop)

Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin (Wii U eShop)

Santa's not the only one flying through the skies

We love the holiday season here at Nintendo Life, so how could we pass up the chance to review Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin for the Wii U eShop? Released on the eve of the Christmas season as malls across the globe start pumping seasonal tunes to their shoppers, it's nice to see games get in...

News: FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

FAST Racing NEO Release Date and Pricing Speed Into View

Start your engines

It's an eagerly anticipated Wii U eShop exclusive, and now Shin'en Multimedia has finally confirmed the launch details for FAST Racing NEO; the good news is that we'll be on the grid soon. It will arrive in North America and Europe on 10th December, and even better it'll be at a rather reasonable €14.99 / $14.99 / £10.99...