Wii U EShop News

Nintendo Download: 31st July (North America)

31st July (North America)

XType, music, Mega Man battles, Steel Empire and more

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week serves up a decent number of new games on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a Game Boy Advance Mega Man title. Throw in some discounts and a free demo and there's a decent selection this week, so let's get to it. Missed the European...

News: XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Online Leaderboard Bug

XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Online Leaderboard Bug

High score table causes system lockups

Update: We've now been informed by Nintendo UK that this title has also been taken down from the EU eShop. Original Article: XType Plus was included in Nintendo's Download Update for North America today, but developer PhobosLab has been in touch to advise that the title won't be available as planned; our...

News: One Classic Mega Man Game Is Coming to Wii U Every Week in August

One Classic Mega Man Game Is Coming to Wii U Every Week in August

A Mega Man in every North American home

Update: The Capcom Unity blog has now confirmed the titles that will be included in this August promotion (thanks to Ryan Millar for the heads up). The release order is remaining a mystery for now, but the following four games are all coming to the Wii U eShop in the next month. Mega Man 5 (NES)

Interview: Eclipse Games on Driving for the Podium With Super Toy Cars

Eclipse Games on Driving for the Podium With Super Toy Cars

Charging off the grid

Super Toy Cars is a recent arrival on the Wii U eShop, satisfying the appetite some will have for even more racing on the system; it's also on PC. It takes a fairly unique approach and includes a track editor, though at launch the experience is offline-only, with online leaderboards on the agenda; the emphasis is on local...

News: Collectorvision Announces Justice Beaver for Wii U eShop and Super Nintendo

Collectorvision Announces Justice Beaver for Wii U eShop and Super Nintendo

Not to be confused with trouble-making pop sensation, Justin Bieber

Retro-inspired video games have to be authentic, and the team over at Collectorvision knows this. Since 2008, Collectorvision has been developing, publishing and manufacturing a quality line of new but retro-inspired home-brew releases for classic video game systems of yesteryear...

News: Doodle To Your Heart’s Content in Upcoming Wii U eShop Exclusive, Doodle Dash

Doodle To Your Heart’s Content in Upcoming Wii U eShop Exclusive, Doodle Dash

Multiplayer doodling, what could possibly go wrong?

Nintendo’s expansion of the eShop library continues with yet another newly authorised developer today announcing a game exclusively for the Wii U. If you like doodling on a sketch pad, Pocket Dragon Games' upcoming title Doodle Dash is one to keep an eye on. Doodle Dash is a multiplayer and...

News: The Next Penelope Boasts Shooting And Racing, And Is Speeding Towards The Wii U eShop In 2015

The Next Penelope Boasts Shooting And Racing, And Is Speeding Towards The Wii U eShop In 2015

A mad dash through futuristic Greece

French developer Aurelien Regard has revealed that it is bringing The Next Penelope to the Wii U eShop in early 2015. The game is a curious shooting and racing hybrid which calls to mind Kingdom Grand Prix, a fantastic arcade shooter from the late '90s. It also reminds us a lot of the classic '80s cartoon...

Review: Super Toy Cars (Wii U eShop)

Super Toy Cars (Wii U eShop)

Straight out the toy box

This summer, it could be argued that the demand for a non-realistic racing game on Wii U has well and truly been met, and another kart-style title is perhaps at the bottom of our wish list as a result. However, standing tall in the face of its moustachioed overlords, Eclipse Games has treated the eShop to an extra slice of...

News: Did You Realise Lone Survivor Was Coming to Wii U Later This Year? Well, It Is

Did You Realise Lone Survivor Was Coming to Wii U Later This Year? Well, It Is

Included in the E3 listing

E3 was particularly busy for Nintendo, as the company revealed a number of games for the first time for Wii U — in particular — and 3DS. One that slipped us by was Lone Survivor, which is coming to the Wii U eShop in Q4. In the madness of the event we missed this one in a downloadable release list — it didn't appear...

Review: Mega Man 6 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 6 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Let battle commence. Awooga!

Arriving on the same day as Mega Man 5 on the Wii U Virtual Console, Capcom has decided to grace us with the final NES entry to wrap up that era of the franchise. Released in 1993, when the SNES was already out and Mega Man X was on the verge of release, Capcom just couldn't let itself say goodbye to the NES and made one...

News: Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends In IQ Test, Coming To The Wii U eShop July 31st

Take Pleasure In The Stupidity Of Your Friends In IQ Test, Coming To The Wii U eShop July 31st

“Have a great time watching your friends fail”

Ninja Pig Studios has announced its latest game IQ Test will be released in the US on July 31st, at a special launch price of $3.99. After this short period the price of the Wii U eShop title will be bumped back up to an MSRP of $4.99. Alongside this announcement was the official trailer reveal,...

Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe)

31st July (Europe)

XType, Ice Cream heroes, racing, bombing, loads of discounts and more

Monday morning means Nintendo Download Update news for European gamers, as we learn what's coming to the region later this week. It's a packed schedule, with a mix of new titles on both Wii U and 3DS, along with a host of discounts and a new Virtual Console entry. There's lots to...

Review: Mega Man 5 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 5 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Proto Man problems

Over a year ago, the first four Mega Man games were released on Wii U Virtual Console in quick succession. We don't know exactly what took so long for the remainder, but the fifth entry is finally here. As you might expect, Mega Man 5 is quite similar to the four games before it; eight new Robot Masters have appeared, and it's up...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Ten Wii U and 3DS eShop Games That Are Perfect For Summer

Summer gaming for a little less

Earlier this week we brought you a list of ten Wii U and 3DS games that are perfect for summer, as a starting point to also get community feedback on other favourites for the season. As promised, though, here's a follow-up that's all about eShop titles. These eShop games are all download-only titles, and no Virtual...

News: The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

The Mysterious Murasame Castle Set For North American Début on 7th August

See the origin of that Nintendo Land mini-game

The Mysterious Murasame Castle is a Famicom Disk System game from 1986 that's only been known in the West through some cameo appearances and references — most recently through the Takamaru's Ninja Castle game in Nintendo Land. Having recently made its Western début on the European 3DS Virtual Console...

News: Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title The Swapper To The Wii U eShop

Space, man

Curve Studios has revealed that it is bringing Facepalm Games' space-puzzle title The Swapper to the Wii U eShop. The game — which is already available on PC and is also coming to the PS3 this August — places you in the shoes of a spaceman exploring a seemingly derelict space station. You are armed with a gun which can create up to...

Review: Bases Loaded (Wii U eShop / NES)

Bases Loaded (Wii U eShop / NES)

America’s 8-bit pastime

Is there anything more American than hotdogs and apple pie? Yes. Yes there is. It’s baseball. The answer is baseball. It’s a game that has permeated the American culture and inserted itself firmly into so many of our lives. As such, it comes as no surprise that there are a plethora of video games available based on the...