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Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America)

28th August (North America)

SteamWorld, The Fall, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Mega Man X3 and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, as we learn what download treats will be joining the eShop stores today. There's plenty on offer, too, with enticing new titles on both Wii U and 3DS, alongside a range of DLC and discounts. There's a lot to consider, so let's get on...

News: Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critically Acclaimed Gone Home for Wii U eShop

Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critically Acclaimed Gone Home for Wii U eShop

Interesting details on the Wii U's demographics, connectivity and more

Last weekend a sizeable number of developers and industry professionals descended upon Seattle for Unite 2014, a major gathering focused on the widely used Unity development engine. Nintendo's Unity support on Wii U — in which developers on the system receive a free license for...

Review: Life Force (Wii U eShop / NES)

Life Force (Wii U eShop / NES)

Forcefully fun

Konami's 1985 hit Gradius is one of the most influential scrolling shooters of all time, so it was pretty tough to follow up. Rather than make Gradius II right away, the company decided to create a spin-off; Life Force — originally known in Japan as Salamander — hit arcades in 1986 and the NES two years later. Space shooters were...

News: Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Titles Coming in the Next Week

Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Titles Coming in the Next Week

'Street Fighter' with an odd release date and Nobunaga's Ambition

As is now the norm, Nintendo of America's most recent Nintendo Download Update also confirmed two additional titles on the way soon. In this case there are a couple of surprises and an uncommon release date. Both of the confirmed releases are for the Wii U Virtual Console, and...

News: Fret Not, A World of Keflings Is Still On Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Fret Not, A World of Keflings Is Still On Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Will include visual enhancements and all three DLC packs

We might not have heard about A World of Keflings since the start of this year, but the folks at NinjaBee Games have recently reassured Wii U owners via their official Twitter page that the eShop title is indeed on its way to Nintendo’s latest home console. In addition to the news,...

News: Patch 1.01 For ZaciSa’s Last Stand On The Wii U Goes Live

Patch 1.01 For ZaciSa’s Last Stand On The Wii U Goes Live

Half-price to celebrate!

Wii U owners familiar with the 2D tower defence title ZaciSa’s Last Stand — released last month on the eShop — will be pleased to hear the latest patch adds extra meat to the game, bringing many improvements such as refined balance – helping ensure the experience remains challenging – and a plethora of new content...

News: September Update for Hyrule Warriors Adds New Challenge Mode, Retro Sword, and BGM Settings

September Update for Hyrule Warriors Adds New Challenge Mode, Retro Sword, and BGM Settings

A few bug fixes thrown in for good measure

While the western world is still waiting on the release of Hyrule Warriors, it appears Nintendo and Tecmo Koei already have many of the future updates for the Wii U title well and truly laid out. Due out on the 1st of September in Japan, the incoming update adds a new challange mode, a new weapon, BGM...

Video: This Moody Trailer for The Fall Sets The Scene

This Moody Trailer for The Fall Sets The Scene

Available now in North America, coming to Europe in the future

Crowdfunding on Kickstarter has brought us a select group of enticing games on the Wii U eShop, one of which has arrived this week in North America. The Fall seems to be a stylish adventure title that cites Super Metroid as a major influence; it arrived in North America on 26th August...

Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe)

28th August (Europe)

SteamWorld, Mercedes, Zen pinball DLC, Advance Golf and more

It's Monday, which means the start of another week, though European Nintendo fans at least have the benefit of the Nintendo Download Update news to brighten the day. This week brings us some excellent titles, old and new, across both the Wii U and 3DS, while there's a major game update...

Review: Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The chips are bringing us down

Adding RPG elements to a beloved side-scrolling franchise may seem like a stroke of insanity, but Mega Man has enjoyed more than a few titles that play off this idea while still retaining the atmosphere and challenge of the core series. Even a certain red plumber has proved that the transition can pay off, fleshing out...

News: Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning in North America

Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning in North America

Natsume releasing the RPG on Wii U eShop this Fall

Natsume has released more information on Alphadia Genesis, an upcoming RPG release that will hit consoles exclusively on the Wii U eShop. According to the publisher, the story takes place 15 years after the Energi Wars, a torrid affair where clones were used as weapons. The kingdoms of Augustine...

Interview: Zen Studios Outlines Its Ongoing Support for Wii U

Zen Studios Outlines Its Ongoing Support for Wii U

"We are aiming for Wii U parity in the future with updates and new tables"

The Wii U eShop has seen a growing library of games from various publishers and developers since the console launched in November 2012, and among the most supportive studios — in terms of the number of titles released — has been Zen Studios. Zen Pinball 2 is one of very...

Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America)

21st August (North America)

Free Disney Infinity, Mega Man, Demon's Box, BlazBlue, Discounts and more

That time has come once again, North American gamers, for details of the downloadable treats coming to Wii U and 3DS this week. There's a major surprise with a retail freebie on Wii U, while there are a couple of new titles on the 3DS eShop and some excellent Virtual Console...

News: Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" eShop Discounts to Celebrate Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" eShop Discounts to Celebrate Super Smash Bros.

Fire Emblem! Mario! Donkey Kong! Pokémon! Sonic! Kirby!

Last week Nintendo of Europe announced a huge range of eShop discounts to celebrate Super Smash Bros., with a focus on newcomers to the fighting line-up. As promised it's now unveiled more Super Smash Bros.-themed discounts that'll run from 21st August until 28th August, this time celebrating...

News: Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U in Europe This Week

Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U in Europe This Week

Launches at discount price

The growing Game Boy Advance library on the Wii U Virtual Console has already brought us some excellent titles, but the latest announcement will no doubt have strategy fans rather excited. Fire Emblem — the Game Boy Advance version that was the first in the series released outside Japan — will arrive in this week's...