Wii U EShop News

News: Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Nintendo Confirms Full Gamescom Line-Up

Including Shovel Knight's 'Plague of Shadows' DLC

Nintendo has been keen to ahead of Gamescom opening to the public with a range of announcements for Europe, covered in other articles, and has also outlined its plans for the show itself. If you are heading along to the world's biggest gaming expo this weekend in Cologne, Nintendo is keen to keep you...

News: Get a Taste of Upcoming eShop Goodness in This Awesome Sizzle Reel

Get a Taste of Upcoming eShop Goodness in This Awesome Sizzle Reel

Beatbuddy is out today, don't forget

We love a good sizzle reel here at Nintendo Life, and Nintendo of Europe has released a beauty to celebrate its presence at Gamescom. Focused on Wii U and 3DS eShop releases, it rattles through plenty of exciting games that are out now or on the way relatively soon. Many of these are familiar, though its nice to...

Review: Canvaleon (Wii U eShop)

Canvaleon (Wii U eShop)

Karma karma karma karma karma Canvaleon

Take a peek at some recent Wii U releases and you may see a painterly pattern forming. That's right; what with Art Academy: Atelier and Splatoon splashing some colour onto Nintendo's home console this year, it's almost like an artistic renaissance is upon us - just with more squids. On the surface, Canvaleon...

Review: Astral Breakers (Wii U eShop)

Astral Breakers (Wii U eShop)

Puzzling Over the Stars

Ever since the stars aligned and humans discovered the fun of matching coloured objects, we've been trying to invent new ways to make puzzle games based on this simple premise. Puzzle Fighter and Bust-a-Move are just some of the diversions we've come up with. Astral Breakers joins the fray and brings with it a little bit of...

Review: Mario Tennis (Wii U eShop / N64)

Mario Tennis (Wii U eShop / N64)

Love All

Some people would say Mario Tennis is worthy of praise solely for the fact it introduces the glorious specimen known as Waluigi into the Nintendo World. These people are right, but you can't write a full review out of that. In all seriousness, Mario Tennis marks a highlight in Nintendo's adaptation of the sport into a fun, casual style...

Review: Dare Up Adrenaline (Wii U eShop)

Dare Up Adrenaline (Wii U eShop)

Don't you dare...

Dare Up Adrenaline is a game that doesn't have much going for it. The idea of a Pilotwings-style experience with high-flying stunts and tricks is certainly an appealing concept, but this title fails to deliver on every front. The main gameplay hook of Dare Up is controlling a wingsuit-wearing daredevil through the skies. The idea...

News: Puzzle Platformer Hue Bringing Some Much-Needed Colour To The Wii U eShop Next Year

Puzzle Platformer Hue Bringing Some Much-Needed Colour To The Wii U eShop Next Year

Colour me excited

UK publisher Curve Digital has confirmed that it is bringing indie title Hue to consoles early next year. A unique puzzle platformer which allows you to shift the colour of the level to overcome traps and hazards, Hue has already gained a lot of attention on the indie dev circuit. Here's what Fiddlesticks Creative Director Henry...

News: Astral Breakers Is Bringing Old-School Puzzle Action To The Wii U eShop Next Week

Astral Breakers Is Bringing Old-School Puzzle Action To The Wii U eShop Next Week

It's in the stars

Those of you who have enjoyed playing the likes of Tetris, Columns or Puzzle Bobble against another human opponent will know that this sort of competitive play offers a buzz that few other genres can match - and developer Intropy Games is of the opinion that we don't see enough of this kind of action puzzler these days. Therefore,...

News: Brave Tank Hero Rolling Onto The 3DS eShop On August 11th

Brave Tank Hero Rolling Onto The 3DS eShop On August 11th

Wii U eShop version to follow "in the coming weeks"

Natsume has confirmed that it is releasing the 3DS version of Arc System Works' Brave Tank Hero on August 11th in North America. The game is also coming to the Wii U eShop, and will launch on that platform in a few weeks. Here's some information on the game, direct from Natsume itself: It's up...

News: Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

“There is a large demand for a physical game”

UK veteran Team17 is publishing Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee, it has been announced. The 3D platformer raised more than £2M via Kickstarter earlier this year, and is coming to the Wii U. Team17 will assist with localisation, certification, QA, marketing and other business concerns. Here's what...

Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America)

30th July (North America)

Three Kirby games, BADLAND, Xeodrifter, Flick Golf and more

It's time once again for the North American Nintendo Download Update, and this week brings a fairly busy and diverse line-up. The Wii U is offering a triple-header of Kirby games, alongside a welcome port from Renegade Kid and a promising Game of the Year Edition. On 3DS we have a...

Weirdness: The Previously Untold True Story Behind Rusty Pup Developer Gory Detail

The Previously Untold True Story Behind Rusty Pup Developer Gory Detail

(Disclaimer: May not actually be true)

Gory Detail is the studio founded by former Rare developers Christopher "Conker" Seavor and Shawn Pile, and the pair are currently hard at work on The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, which is coming to both Wii U and 3DS. Those of you already familiar with Seavor's work will know he likes a good laugh - and the...

News: Nindies@Home Promotion Arrives In Australia & New Zealand Tomorrow

Nindies@Home Promotion Arrives In Australia & New Zealand Tomorrow

Better late than never

The Nindies@Home Wii U eShop promotion arrived in North America and Europe last month, but was noticeably absent in Australia and New Zealand on launch day due to local classification laws. Nintendo Australia released the following statement via Facebook explaining it was at the time working with developers to make the...

Review: Xeodrifter (Wii U eShop)

Xeodrifter (Wii U eShop)

Muddvania

Renegade Kid has shown Nintendo a lot of support in the form of nicely crafted downloadable titles for the 3DS, including its the retro-styled Mutant Mudds and Metroid-esque adventure Xeodrifter. Like Mutant Mudds, Xeodrifter has made its way to the Wii U eShop, and like Mutant Mudds, Xeodrifter is a very good game - if you don't mind...