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Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America)

2nd October (North America)

Smash Bros. arrives, Castlevania goodness, 99Seconds and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, with details of this week's Nintendo Download Update treats now here. The headline arrival is rather obviously Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, though we have some other choices — including a Castlevania title's Virtual Console début — to...

News: Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Wii U and 3DS both covered

The Nintendo of America download update is always a popular arrival, but the region's habit of announcing future arrivals is also a neat bonus. It helps when the announced Virtual Console games are enticing, too, which was certainly the case last week with confirmation of two Castlevania titles making their VC débuts...

News: Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Throwing money into the mix

BitFinity – the developer behind the upcoming Wii U eShop title Tadpole Treble – has put together a new trailer to show off how far the game has come in its development cycle, taking a similar approach to Curve Studio's recent trailer for Thomas Was Alone. The game initially began as a Kickstarter and reached its

News: Defense Dome Aiming for Super Scope Nostalgia on Wii U This Holiday

Defense Dome Aiming for Super Scope Nostalgia on Wii U This Holiday

Shoot on sight

Hullbreach Studios has announced an additional confirmed title as a Wii U eShop exclusive, a project that aims to tap into nostalgia for the SNES Super Scope game, Intercept. The clunky bazooka-like peripheral won't be used on the Wii U, of course, but Defense Dome will use the GamePad's gyroscope for aiming; it'll be a budget-priced...

First Impressions: Blasting and Hacking in RIVE

Blasting and Hacking in RIVE

Two Tribes gets less cerebral

Earlier this year Two Tribes endured a restructuring process and re-formed its development company, in the process shrinking the team down to three, still including original founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn Reuvers. Previously associated with the Toki Tori brand and its publishing business, the struggles of Toki...

News: More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

From voxel fans Finger Fun Games

Throughout human history we've had various eras in which one resource or object is craved in great numbers — we had the gold rush in the US, the coal rush wherever it's found, Rush the movie, RUSH the game and plenty more besides (you got a bit lost there - ed). We're now in the midst of the Minecraft rush on...

Video: Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks Some Waves

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks Some Waves

Some wave racing

Earlier this year Zordix AB announced Aqua Moto Racing Utopia for Wii U; it'll be an expanded HD follow-up to Aqua Moto Racing 3D on the 3DS eShop. For fans of water-ski racing who mournfully wait for a certain Nintendo franchise to return, the upcoming download release is sure to grab attention; it'll feature local and online...

News: Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With Wii U Version Planned

Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With Wii U Version Planned

Fast-paced pixel action

In the absence of our Kickstarter update, which will return in the coming days, it seems like a good time to highlight Warlocks, a campaign close to closure that is targeting Wii U. A fast paced action platformer with pixel graphics, at the time of writing it's raised nearly $19,000 of its $25,000 goal, with around 60 hours...

News: Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft Clone, for the eShop

Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft Clone, for the eShop

Aiming for before Christmas

The continuing absence of Minecraft from Nintendo systems — a release even less likely following Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang — continues to frustrate some, especially considering the phenomenal popularity of the game. In recent days news emerged of a Minecraft clone on the way to Wii U, though we were...

Review: Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

Multi-sided gameplay

While Pure Chess became the first cross-platform multiplayer title on Nintendo eShop stores, Cubemen 2 arrives with a far more complex and potentially rewarding setup. Developer 3 Sprockets and publisher Nnooo have done an admirable job on a technical level, but importantly have also served up an entertaining real-time strategy...

News: Two Tribes Confirms That RIVE is Definitely Coming to Wii U

Two Tribes Confirms That RIVE is Definitely Coming to Wii U

Let there be no doubt

During the summer period Two Tribes, the studio best known for its Toki Tori titles that also restructured and started again earlier in the year, announced its new 2D shooter — RIVE. At the time Two Tribes told us that it was "gunning" for Wii U development, and the studio has now confirmed on Twitter and to us at EGX in...

News: Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Donkey & Diddy Kong! Kirby! Pac-Man! Fox! More!

In the past three weeks Nintendo of America has run a series of discounts across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores to celebrate characters from Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS, and it's now confirmed the final set before the brawler arrives on the portable. This week's selection includes some...

News: Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console Débuts

Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console Débuts

Coming in the next two weeks

Details for Nintendo's Download Update in North America have been announced, and as is now tradition the company has provided a teaser of titles coming soon. This week's reveals are arguably the best yet of these previews. We have two iconic Castlevania titles coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in the next two weeks,...