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Feature: A Year in Development - Curve Digital

A Year in Development - Curve Digital

Curve's Rob Clarke highlights Nintendo's welcoming Indie policies

In the second entry of this 2014 'Year in Development' series, Curve Digital's PR and Marketing Manager — Rob Clarke — talks about the company's busy year of Wii U eShop releases and Nintendo's support for 'Nindies'. It’s six o’clock, and I’m at the bar alone at a busy...

Review: Meme Run (Wii U eShop)

Meme Run (Wii U eShop)

Epic fail

Every so often, a small indie gem comes along that blows gamers out of the water with its surprising polish, addictive gameplay, wonderful sense of presentation and intelligent design. Ninja Pig Studios' Meme Run is not one of those games. In fact, Meme Run may be one of the worst releases on any gaming platform this year. A cynical and...

Nintendo Download: 18th December (North America)

18th December (North America)

Mega Man treats, 99Moves, Meme Run, discounts galore and more

It's time for the final Nintendo Download Update before Christmas Day, and it's a meaty line-up in North America. We have a host of new downloads on both the Wii U and 3DS, two retro offerings on the home console and a whole load of tempting discounts. There's lots to see, so let's get to...

News: North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console

North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console

Dust off that Wii Zapper

Nintendo has officially announced that Duck Hunt will be arriving on the Wii U eShop in North America on 25th December 2014. We've known that the title was coming to the West ever since it was revealed alongside the Duck Hunt character present in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but until now we only knew the...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

There's a chance the game will get Dream Rush local multiplayer, too

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams launched on Wii U with a bug which prevented sound from being outputted from the GamePad's speaker, and while this was fixed in the European edition of the game, North American players are still waiting for the fix. We recently approached Black Forest...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Nano Assault! Art of Balance! Jett Rocket II!

We may have already had this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, but a few more surprise discounts will arrive as the stores freshen up today (18th December). While one Shin'en Multimedia game was listed in the 3DS eShop discounts initially, it's now been confirmed that a total of six...

Review: Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES)

Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES)

Not quite endless runner

Broderbund's Lode Runner is a challenging puzzler that, unfortunately, hasn't aged particularly gracefully. Originally released in 1983 on computers like the Apple II and the Commodore 64, Lode Runner feels dated, even for an NES game. It's easy to see the reason Lode Runner was released on so many different platforms over...

News: Mega Man Zero Arrives Along With More Discounts on the Wii U eShop

Mega Man Zero Arrives Along With More Discounts on the Wii U eShop

Another spin-off arrives for the current generation

While the arrival of Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console — as opposed to the 3DS equivalent — caused head scratching earlier this year, the undeniable positive is the release of a host of high quality titles on the system. We can now add another Capcom spin-off to that list,...

News: Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

"Expect a new Giana early 2016"

Adrian Goersch of Black Forest Games revealed in an interview with Red Bull that a new game in the Giana Sisters series should be expected in early 2016. With an HD Director's Cut of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – but sadly not Wii U – in the near future, Goersch explains...

News: Contra Advance Is Locked And Loaded For A Wii U Virtual Console Sortie

Contra Advance Is Locked And Loaded For A Wii U Virtual Console Sortie

Handheld Hard Corps

Konami's Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX has been rated by the Australian Classification Board and should arrive on the Wii U in the near future as a Virtual Console download. This is a loose port of the SNES classic Contra III: The Alien Wars and originally hit the Game Boy Advance in 2002. In Japan, it was known as Contra:...

News: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse All Set For Festive Wii U Release in North America

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse All Set For Festive Wii U Release in North America

A virtual stocking filler

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse arrived on 3DS in North America in late October, though it's been delayed into 2015 in Europe. That delay announcement also indicated that the Wii U version will hit the EU alongside the portable original, but gamers in North America will have that HD option a little sooner.

News: Game Boy Advance Shooter Pocky & Rocky With Becky Gets Rated Down Under

Game Boy Advance Shooter Pocky & Rocky With Becky Gets Rated Down Under

Rocking up for a PAL release soon

A rating for the 2002 Game Boy Advance title Pocky & Rocky with Becky has appeared on the Australian Classification Board site. A sequel to Taito's Kiki Kaikai — which made its début in arcades back in 1986 — Pocky & Rocky with Becky follows in the footsteps of previously localised titles Pocky &...

News: Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release

Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release

Relieved by the warm reception

Despite an underwhelming sales performance on release, Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 was still a critically acclaimed and highly anticipated angel & demon hunting experience. With the dust now settled, the producer of Bayonetta 2 – Akiko Kuroda – has recently spoken out via Platinum’s website about the...

News: December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring Festive Cheer

December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring Festive Cheer

Super Mario Kart! Kid Icarus! Kirby! More!

It's now time for the final North American Club Nintendo rewards update of 2014, with the December offerings taking us well into 2015 and giving keen coin collectors their last chance to splash the virtual cash before Christmas. This batch has the now-standard eight games, with four across Wii U and Wii...

Developer Interview: Aurelien Regard Talks About Mixing F-Zero, Star Fox And Micro Machines In The Next Penelope

Aurelien Regard Talks About Mixing F-Zero, Star Fox And Micro Machines In The Next Penelope

Re-telling Greek legends on the Wii U eShop

Aurelien Regard isn't perhaps a name which will be instantly familiar with gamers. While fellow countrymen like Éric Chahi and Michel Ancel attract plenty of attention thanks to their famous titles, Regard has been dutifully plugging away in the shadows. Formerly of the now-defunct French studio Arkedo...

News: Plenty of Fishies Swimming onto Wii U this Week

Plenty of Fishies Swimming onto Wii U this Week

Finding Wiimo

Nitrolic is releasing a brand new title known as Plenty of Fishies to the Wii U eShop in the US. You control a fish – as you might imagine – and have to take on various challenges in order to get the highest score amongst your friends. The game features a number of different gameplay modes in both single player and multiplayer...

Nintendo Download: 18th December (Europe)

18th December (Europe)

99Moves, retro fighting, 3DS battles, puzzling sums and more

It's the final download update before a Christmas Day line-up, and it may be best to consider it a calm before a storm. There are some relatively promising new downloads on both Wii U and 3DS, along with discounts and demos, so there may be some games to part you from some cash before the...