Wii U EShop News

Interview: 13AM Games on Getting Up to Speed With Runbow

13AM Games on Getting Up to Speed With Runbow

"When we go to parties it's always the Wii U out entertaining everyone"

You can always judge how much Nintendo's eShop teams enjoy an upcoming release by the amount of support it receives at the big N's expo booths, social media channels and more. On those criteria Nintendo's staff clearly adore Runbow, as the colourful nine-player Wii U eShop...

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...

News: ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! Dated for Europe, Aims to Draw You In With a Discount

ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! Dated for Europe, Aims to Draw You In With a Discount

Fully updated with improvements from NA launch version

There have been a number of Nintendo Web Framework releases on the Wii U eShop that haven't made it to Europe, for a host of reasons. One that is making the transition - however - is ZaciSa's Last Stand, though as announced earlier in the year it'll be called ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon...

News: Muramasa: The Demon Blade And Trauma Team Hitting The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Month

Muramasa: The Demon Blade And Trauma Team Hitting The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Month

Classic Wii titles inbound

Nintendo has revealed that two fan-favourite Wii titles will be coming to the Wii U eShop next month. Vanillaware's Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Atlus' Trauma Team (known as Hospital: 6 Doctors in Japan) are the titles in question, and will launch on August 19th for 2,700 Yen each. "Muramasa: The Demon Blade and games...

News: Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic Kirby Games' to the Wii U eShop This Week

Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic Kirby Games' to the Wii U eShop This Week

Celebrating the pink one's birthday

Pretty soon Kirby will turn 23 in the West, and Nintendo of America has announced that the mascot will have a a few classics on the Wii U eShop this week to celebrate. The download update is on 30th July, a couple of days before the 23rd Anniversary of Kirby's Dream Land being released in North America. As you...

News: Freedom Planet is Speeding Onto the Wii U Soon

Freedom Planet is Speeding Onto the Wii U Soon

Retro Sonic fans, get ready

Update: Well, we said these Nintendo website listings aren't 100% right. Freedom Planet's developer has tweeted that the game will actually come after the RTX convention (which is 7th-9th August) as development has taken longer than expected. Thanks to Grumblevolcano for the heads up in the comments. Original Article:...

Review: Fat City (Wii U eShop)

Fat City (Wii U eShop)

Livin' large

"Fat City" is the colloquial name for a well-to-do section of New Orleans, and became the primary inspiration for the idiom "being in fat city," a phrase that unsurprisingly means to be doing well. Fat City is now also the name of an action-puzzler on the Wii U eShop by Heavy Iron Studios (which has a record for work-for-hire Disney...

Review: The Quiet Collection (Wii U eShop)

The Quiet Collection (Wii U eShop)

Shh...

If you've ever gone digging through old diskettes (or, like some reviewers, are kind of old yourself), you might have come across some pixelated shareware adventures from the '90s. The Quiet Collection has four little games that feel like a love letter to these old-school distractions, in ways that are both fun and potentially frustrating...

Nintendo Download: 30th July (Europe)

30th July (Europe)

Badland, Legend of Kay, Flick Golf, Hello Kitty themes (?!) and more

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update details in Europe. This week brings a couple much anticipated Wii U releases, a smartphone smash hit, more welcome puzzles and various discount options. Let's get to the details. Wii U eShop: BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition...