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News: Classic Arcade Shooter Ultratron Is Inserting Credits On May 14th

Classic Arcade Shooter Ultratron Is Inserting Credits On May 14th

Twin-stick Robotron homage launching on the Wii U eShop soon

Curve Digital has confirmed that Puppygames's Ultratron is launching on the Wii U eShop on May 14th. A loving tribute to arcade shooters like Robotron and Smash TV, Ultratron is a twin-stick blaster with a retro-futuristic soundtrack and "slick, stylised graphics." It even has a filter...

First Impressions: Hands On With Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee

Hands On With Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee

Damien and Thomas share their initial impressions

The cat - or should that be chameleon - is out of the bag. Fledgling UK studio Playtonic Games has lifted the lid on the stars of its début title - Yooka and Laylee - and has sent Rare-loving Nintendo fans into a frenzy of anticipation by confirming that the game will be coming to the Wii U eShop...

News: Elliot Quest Patch Fixes Bugs and Graveyard Glitch

Elliot Quest Patch Fixes Bugs and Graveyard Glitch

Version 1.2.2, for the record

Elliot Quest is an indie RPG on the Wii U that was heavily pushed by Nintendo ahead of release, which is hardly surprising due to its retro-style visuals and design. It's also a solid advertisement for the occasionally maligned Nintendo Web Framework, too. At launch it did have some shortcomings, though to the credit...

Video: Digital Foundry Puts the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Performance to the Test

Digital Foundry Puts the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Performance to the Test

Spoiler - it's impressive

The Digital Foundry team makes its living by delving into the minutiae of detail over a game's performance, looking at visual effects, resolution and frame rate among other factors. It did just that for Mario Kart 8 last year when it launched, and was full of praise for Nintendo's racer. In addition to being an attractive...

News: Less Than A Day Old And Yooka-Laylee Already Has Lots of Awesome Fan-Art

Less Than A Day Old And Yooka-Laylee Already Has Lots of Awesome Fan-Art

Now that's a Rare sight

It's been less than a day now since Playtonic Games lifted the lid on its upcoming game, Yooka-Laylee, and already the Internet has gone fan-art crazy. This is all before the Kickstarter campaign has even gone live, too, emphasizing the hype around this project. We've picked out some early winners in the fan-art stakes for...

First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits

Tapping In With amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits

amii-boo

There's a decent indication that amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (known as amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights in Europe) is considered a fairly valuable release - internally - by Nintendo. When highlighting the role of amiibo in an investor's briefing at the start of the year Satoru Iwata referenced the project by...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's May DLC Brings Metroid, Mega Man and Street Fighter Madness

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's May DLC Brings Metroid, Mega Man and Street Fighter Madness

The unlocks seem relatively sane, too

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a massive game, and Capcom also throws in free monthly DLC to keep us busy. Though we've occasionally complained about the sometimes outrageous difficulty of some of the quest unlocks, it certainly gives us all plenty to aim for with cross-over outfits and awesome weapons. The May...

News: Collavier Corporation Explains How Comic Workshop Miiverse Screenshots Were Disabled, and How They'll Return 

Collavier Corporation Explains How Comic Workshop Miiverse Screenshots Were Disabled, and How They'll Return 

Initial screenshot posting "never was planned"

Miiverse has had its share of community controversies, typically when users have been restricted from posting content they want to share. Comic Workshop fell victim to this problem when screenshot sharing was rapidly removed from the community, frustrating those that wanted a quick and easy way to share...

News: How Some Of Rare's Leading Lights Traded Platforming For Pensions

How Some Of Rare's Leading Lights Traded Platforming For Pensions

Preciousbluedot is using game design to change the world of finance

Just in case the news relating to Playtonic's début didn't get the Rare fans among you excited enough, we've got a little update on what another group of famous ex-Rare developers have been up to since leaving the legendary UK studio - and it's probably not what you were expecting...

News: Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest Arrives On The Wii U And 3DS eShops This Fall

Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest Arrives On The Wii U And 3DS eShops This Fall

Defeat an army of reptiles as a fearless fox

Yet another indie title will arrive on the Wii U and 3DS eShops soon, with developer Arcane Four Studios announcing their side-scrolling 2D platform game, Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest, will be released this fall. Players take control of a fox named Rynn as they attempt to take back...

News: The Legend of Zelda’s Tingle Would Be An Amazing Boss In Shovel Knight According To Yacht Club Games Programmer

The Legend of Zelda’s Tingle Would Be An Amazing Boss In Shovel Knight According To Yacht Club Games Programmer

Would also love to see Shovel Knight added to the Super Smash Bros. roster

Yacht Club Games’ side-scrolling platform title, Shovel Knight, was a huge success on launch, receiving critical praise and scooping up several game awards soon after. Since its initial release on the Wii U, 3DS and PC in June last year, the independent developer has been...

News: Here's How the Combat System Will Work in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Here's How the Combat System Will Work in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Kinda like a weird cross of Fire Emblem and Pokémon

The release of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker draws ever closer and the game looks more exciting with each passing week. If you haven't noticed, Atlus has been drip feeding us videos over the past few weeks, with each one showcasing a different aspect of gameplay. We've...

Video: Reminisce and Watch the History of Super Mario Intro Scenes

Reminisce and Watch the History of Super Mario Intro Scenes

From 8-bit to HD

The Super Mario franchise isn't renowned for its complex storytelling; in fact the old joke goes that when reviewing one of the plumber's platformers you can cover off the plot in one line - "it doesn't really matter". Be that as it may, the opening scene of a new Mario game can, nevertheless, set the tone for the platforming...

Weirdness: eBay Listings for the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light Set a High Price

eBay Listings for the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light Set a High Price

Nintendo should really sell more of this stuff

In this latest entry of 'the internet does the strangest things', we have the entrepreneurial activities around the Club Nintendo Majora's Mask Light, pictured above. Listed earlier today on Club Nintendo in PAL territories, the cool but rather modest light - measuring just 12cm by 12cm - is already...

News: Ubisoft Releases "Child of Light: Reginald the Great" Art eBook for Free

Ubisoft Releases "Child of Light: Reginald the Great" Art eBook for Free

Another charming piece of lore

There are some that take enjoyment from being rather anti-Ubisoft, but the publishing and development giant undoubtedly produces some exceptional work. Child of Light, released last year on the Wii U eShop and a host of platforms, was one such example. Utilising the gorgeous UbiArt engine it brought us a charming new...