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News: Intriguing Adventure Puzzle Title, Underground, Heading to Wii U on 8th January

Intriguing Adventure Puzzle Title, Underground, Heading to Wii U on 8th January

European release confirmed, North America still in progress

The Wii U, like its predecessor, has been the source of some intriguing and innovative software, and Underground from Dutch developer Grendal Games may join the list. It's software that has been developed "to help surgeons train their laparoscopic surgery motor skills" through controlling...

Matters Of Import: Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

The Diet Coke of Monster Hunter

We’ve finally got around to try out the "Lite" version of Square Enix’s new team-based action RPG Final Fantasy Explorers; a playable taste of the early stages that allows adventurers to transfer certain parts of their save to the real thing when it releases in Japan today. Anyone who’s played Monster Hunter...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharing and Rankings for Mario Maker Creations

Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharing and Rankings for Mario Maker Creations

Also discusses The Legend of Zelda Wii U, Star Fox and more

Earlier this week we shared a video in which Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen appeared with YouTube celeb Rosanna Pansino, in a charming interview focused on making cute cakes and promoting family-centric Nintendo games. In another video Miyamoto-san and Bill Trinen have conducted an...

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: 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: Splatoon "Research Lab" Posts Now Have an Official English Tumblr Page

Splatoon "Research Lab" Posts Now Have an Official English Tumblr Page

Keep up with the developer's latest updates

As eager followers of Splatoon likely already know, the development team in Japan have been posting regular tweets showing off features of the colourful shooter; we posted a second summary not so long ago. So far we've been reliant on unofficial translations, but Nintendo has now stepped in to provide an...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Gets Devil May Cry and Street Fighter Crossover Costumes

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Gets Devil May Cry and Street Fighter Crossover Costumes

Will it ever end?

To add to the wealth of crossovers with other titles, Capcom has revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will have costumes for the Felynes inspired by Street Fighter II and Devil May Cry. If you've ever wanted to see what Chun-Li, Dante, or Blanka look like as cats without trudging certain corners of the internet, you'll be able...

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...

First Impressions: Bravely Second's Demo Comes Out Fighting

Bravely Second's Demo Comes Out Fighting

Watch the first 30 minutes right here

About a year ago we gave the original Bravely Default a whopping 9/10 in our review, so it was with some excitement that we battled through numerous eShop error messages for hours on end, desperate to get our grubby mitts on the Japanese Bravely Second demo that released recently. So how does Bravely Second...

News: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Delayed Into 2015 For Europe

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Delayed Into 2015 For Europe

Wii U version also set for late January / early February

WayForward's Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is already out in North America on the 3DS eShop, and we think it's fantastic, but it's been a frustrating wait for localisation in PAL countries. Unfortunately, it's been confirmed that the previous goal to get the 2D action adventure game out this...

News: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Heading Exclusively to 3DS in Early 2015

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Heading Exclusively to 3DS in Early 2015

Supposedly "nearly doubles" length of original

Like the DS before it the 3DS is becoming a terrific portable for RPG games, with Atlus delivering some of the very best examples. The publisher and developer has been busy in recent times yet has, nevertheless, announced another exclusive title for the portable — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2...

News: Sumico Bringing Its Brand of "Super Smart" Puzzling to 3DS eShop on 18th December

Sumico Bringing Its Brand of "Super Smart" Puzzling to 3DS eShop on 18th December

Previously on iOS and Android

The 3DS eShop, with its dual screen setup and multiple control options, is a natural home for affordable puzzle games. While they can vary in quality — not to mention repeat themselves in the act of matching three objects — it's not a platform short of games to keep our brains busy. While it may be a competitive...

News: UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Trailer Makes The Case for Upcoming Release

UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Trailer Makes The Case for Upcoming Release

Beta download to be available before full release

UCraft has had a mixed history to date, as it's a project with bold ambition that's also endured a failed Kickstarter campaign and a move to PC that ended its planned exclusivity to Wii U. It's endured its share of criticism, as a result. The aspirational feature-set is still front and centre of the...

Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Steals The Show and Raises Expectations

The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Steals The Show and Raises Expectations

With Star Fox apparently progressing well, 2015 could be thrilling

During E3 this year Eiji Aonuma introduced The Legend of Zelda on Wii U, the long awaited main-series entry on Nintendo's latest home console. We were shown an art style that shared some similarities with Skyward Sword, but with a slightly more nuanced, cel-shaded and detailed...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Local and Online Multiplayer Confirmed, Hits North America on 13th March

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Local and Online Multiplayer Confirmed, Hits North America on 13th March

Not far away is it?

Update Nintendo UK's Facebook page has announced that this title will be released in Europe in May 2015. Original Article During the inaugural Video Game Awards from Las Vegas, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime presented a new trailer for 3DS title Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, which revealed new features and a North...

News: New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Generational Madness

New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Generational Madness

Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World join the fun

The Game Awards 2014 opened on a positive note, with a brief video montage celebrating the legacy of our favourite hobby. Nintendo was very well-represented indeed, going on to open up the show with a closer look at upcoming Wii U title Mario Maker, introduced by Miyamoto-san himself.

News: Warner Bros. Announces LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin for Nintendo 3DS

Warner Bros. Announces LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin for Nintendo 3DS

Bricking it

Hot off the release of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Warner Bros. is already in the process of overseeing their next LEGO adventure. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is to be released for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita and is being developed by a TT Fusion – a subsidiary of TT Games who have focused on the handheld efforts in the...

News: Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week

Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week

From the creator of Mutant Mudds

After Renegade Kid’s mid-year announcement of Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop — followed by the launch of the debut trailer — Jools Watsham and company have now revealed the game will be released in North America next week: on 11th December to be exact, for the price of $10. As previously described; Xeodrifter is...

News: Curve Studios Announces Titan Attacks for 3DS and Ultratron for Wii U

Curve Studios Announces Titan Attacks for 3DS and Ultratron for Wii U

More "insane announcements" coming in the next few weeks

Curve Studios is already one of the most prolific publishers on the Wii U eShop in the latter half of 2014, but has now announced yet more projects coming to Nintendo hardware; this is hot on the heels of OlliOlli being confirmed for Wii U and 3DS in early 2015. As per that previous...

News: Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

These are genuine beasts

Earlier this week we shared a Nintendo UK infographic promoting the Wii U, and on the same day Capcom shared a neat effort for 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate; we don't know whether game companies have had a secret meeting agreeing to an infographic offensive, but they're pretty enough that we don't care. This Capcom...

News: Lucadian Chronicles is the Latest Free-to-Play Game Coming to Wii U

Lucadian Chronicles is the Latest Free-to-Play Game Coming to Wii U

$7.99 for full game, micro-transactions won't be a factor

While Nintendo still prefers conventional approaches to selling games — you pay a price and receive the full game — it has, in recent times, shown an increasing willingness to explore areas such as DLC. It's also, to a lesser degree, explored and supported free-to-play — Steel Diver:...

News: Rune Factory 4 Arrives On The European and Australian 3DS eShop On 11th December

Rune Factory 4 Arrives On The European and Australian 3DS eShop On 11th December

One week to go

Following on from the classification of Rune Factory 4 by the German videogame rating board in October, XSEED Games — in conjunction with Marvelous Europe — has announced the most successful iteration in the series to date will arrive in Europe and Australia exclusively via the 3DS eShop next week, on 11th December. The latest...