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News: Freedom Planet is Speeding Onto the Wii U Soon

Freedom Planet is Speeding Onto the Wii U Soon

Retro Sonic fans, get ready

It's a common refrain for Sonic fans that are also a bit old - this writer raises his hand - to gnash their teeth and bemoan the state of 2D Sonic gaming. The mascot peaked way too early, in the opinion of some, and what's demanded is a solid, straight up 2D Sonic game. Now, Freedom Planet is very much its own thing, but...

News: Xeodrifter Cross-Buy Will Include 3DS eShop Early Adopters When Wii U Version Lands

Xeodrifter Cross-Buy Will Include 3DS eShop Early Adopters When Wii U Version Lands

Great news all around

Xeodrifter is a gem on the 3DS eShop, a rapid Metroidvania-style project from Renegade Kid that's rightly earned plenty of praise. With its imminent arrival on the Wii U eShop in North America there had been doubts that early adopters would be able to enjoy the offer - this was the result of eShop limitations and the existing...

News: Assault Android Cactus Brings Mega Weapons and Neat Camera Angles Into the Battle

Assault Android Cactus Brings Mega Weapons and Neat Camera Angles Into the Battle

Boom

We're rather looking forward to Assault Android Cactus - the frantic bullet-hell shoot'em up is due this Summer on PS4 and 'later' on Wii U; it's been a long time coming. The Early Access PC build has been progressing nicely, so its arrival on Wii U is certainly something to look forward to. The latest information and footage of the title...

News: BADLAND: Game Of The Year Edition Hits Wii U eShop On 30th July

BADLAND: Game Of The Year Edition Hits Wii U eShop On 30th July

Save the clones

The Wii U eShop is doing a good job of attracting quality multiplatform indie titles lately, and the next in line is BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition, which lands on 30th July in North America and Europe. The North American price is $9.99, with Euro pricing still to be confirmed. The Wii U version builds on the original tablet game...

Video: Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

To be this good takes ages

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 recently landed on the 3DS eShop in Japan. This version of the game sports all the features of the Mega Drive / Genesis original, including two player support. In cooperative play, player two gets an invincible Tails and two players can race on a split screen in Match Play mode. Of course the main...

News: M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

"We just didn’t know if we could pull it off"

This week sees the western launch of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis / Mega Drive titles seen so far. In fact, the game is such a potent showcase of...

First Impressions: Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Of Cabbages and Kings

Nestled snugly between Senran Kagura's bountiful bosoms and the Cold Steel of the latest Legend of Heroes chapter, Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale occupied a relatively unassuming spot at XSEED's E3 booth last month, but it certainly left quite an impression. This upcoming 3DS title is a crossover that...

News: Nova-111 Is A Unique Strategy Puzzle Title From Two Former PixelJunk Developers

Nova-111 Is A Unique Strategy Puzzle Title From Two Former PixelJunk Developers

Curve Digital is publishing on Wii U eShop

Curve Digital has confirmed that it will be bringing Funktronic Labs' Nova-111 to the Wii U eShop. Founded by two former Q-Games (the studio behind the PixelJunk series, Star Fox Command, Star Fox 64 3D) staffers - Eddie Lee and Kalin - Nova-111 is a unique fusion of real time strategy and turn-based...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

More poop jokes inbound

The Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) is still one of the biggest YouTube names out there in the minds of plenty of gamers, which was proven with the release of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures across various platforms. That included Wii U and 3DS versions, and now that a sequel has been announced it looks like Nintendo fans will...

News: The Quiet Collection Will Politely Release "Four Old-School Adventure Games" on Wii U

The Quiet Collection Will Politely Release "Four Old-School Adventure Games" on Wii U

Due on 23rd July in North America

Quirky games are to be expected in download stores such as the eShop, and that's no bad thing. The Quiet Collection may fit into that category when it arrives on the North American Wii U store next week - the 23rd July release will cost $4.99. What does five bucks get you? This collection from Nostatic Software...

Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō Takaki Bares All

Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō Takaki Bares All

“I love games, I love girls, and I love sexy stuff”

The Senran Kagura series famously - and perhaps apocryphally - began life when its creator, Kenichirō Takaki, decided that the Nintendo 3DS' stereoscopic display was destined to display one thing over all else: breasts. Setting to work to fulfill his dream, Takaki-san produced two tales of...

News: Rakoo & Friends is Racing Onto the Wii U eShop

Rakoo & Friends is Racing Onto the Wii U eShop

Adapted for Wii U with exclusive multiplayer mode

In the past couple of years we've seen some download titles transition from touch devices to the Wii U. The latest to do so is Rakoo & Friends, which was originally brought to smart devices by Bandai Namco as Rakoo's Adventure. This new version has its name change courtesy of an exclusive...

News: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is the Next Wii U and 3DS Cross-Buy Release

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is the Next Wii U and 3DS Cross-Buy Release

Out next week in North America

Choice Provisions - which we feel obliged to point out was formerly known as Gaijin Games - has confirmed that its next title will also be the latest cross-buy offering between Wii U and 3DS. The company is publishing Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, a quirky RPG originally developed by Muteki Corp. It's a...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring Devil's Third to Region

Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring Devil's Third to Region

"We are excited to bring the game to Wii U"

Nintendo of America has broken its silence on Devil's Third, and has confirmed plans to bring the action title to its region. A tweet on the subsidiary's official account acknowledged that fans are eager for news on the title, stating it'll share details 'soon'. This follows an extended silence,...