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News: Year Walk on Wii U Will Tell Its Tale on 17th September 

Year Walk on Wii U Will Tell Its Tale on 17th September 

Simultaneous in North America, Europe and Australia

Year Walk is a particularly promising upcoming release on the Wii U. It's an intriguing narrative-driven title with elements of puzzle-solving, horror and surrealism, and is based on a forgotten Swedish tradition. Having been a success on PC and iOS, particularly, it's now close to its arrival on...

News: Kerbal Space Program Is Landing On The Wii U eShop

Kerbal Space Program Is Landing On The Wii U eShop

We have lift off!

Update: Nintendo has now set the Kerbal Space Program trailer to private. Original: Out of the blue, the popular computer game, Kerbal Space Program, has been confirmed for the Wii U. The news comes via what appears to be an early leak on Nintendo's YouTube Channel, with the game expected to be officially revealed at the...

News: Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U

Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U

At last... sort of

Minecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, starting on PC before going on to achieve incredible sales success on consoles; long after release console versions remain as ever-presents in the charts. The disappointment for Nintendo fans is that they've missed out; that's now about to change... sort of. Minecraft: Story Mode is an...

News: Super-Hard Platformer Volgarr The Viking Set To Pillage Wii U And 3DS eShops

Super-Hard Platformer Volgarr The Viking Set To Pillage Wii U And 3DS eShops

Faux-retro classic blazing a trail to Nintendo consoles

Indie hit Volgarr the Viking is coming to the Wii U and 3DS, it has been confirmed. A love letter to the tough-as-old-boots 2D action platformers of the '80s and '90s, Volgarr takes a large helping of inspiration from the likes of Rastan and Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Initially arriving on PC, it hit...

News: FAST Racing NEO Developer Shin’en Multimedia Would Love To Stick With Nintendo Hardware In The Future

FAST Racing NEO Developer Shin’en Multimedia Would Love To Stick With Nintendo Hardware In The Future

Provided the title is a success

After a strong showing at Nintendo’s Treehouse E3 event this year, Shin'en Multimedia's FAST Racing NEO is now one of the most highly anticipated upcoming releases for the Wii U eShop. With the development cycle of the futuristic racer under control, Shin’en’s Martin Sauter recently discussed the company’s...

Video: Check Out These Delightful Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Japanese Trailers

Check Out These Delightful Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Japanese Trailers

Dungeon crawl with your pocket monsters

The upcoming release of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon promises to take the now long-running series to new heights with a more extensive game experience than ever before – with enhancements such as randomly generated dungeons that change each time a player enters, and the chance to battle alongside both...

News: Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's 2015 Release Line-Up

Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's 2015 Release Line-Up

It's actually the Wii U rocking the most games

If you've been browsing around the site and wider web today you'll have seen plenty of announcements from Nintendo relating to release dates, bundles and even some new goodies. It's been rather like the news splurge we'd have from a Mini Nintendo Direct, only without the relevant video. In any case,...

News: Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Star Fox Zero! Fatal Frame exclusive to eShop! Devil's Third! More!

Nintendo of America and their European counterparts have decided to have an information splurge to kick off the week, which is just fine by us. First of all, it's confirmed that a Super Mario Maker Wii U hardware bundle will arrive in North America, as was previously announced for...

News: WayForward May Be Teasing a New Mighty Switch Force Title

WayForward May Be Teasing a New Mighty Switch Force Title

With an 'Academy' theme

This year is WayForward's 25th Anniversary, a notable landmark for a studio that's among the elite of active eShop developers, particularly. Of course, it did plenty of retail games in past generations, while its Shantae and Mighty Switch Force franchises have been key to its success in more recent years. The studio is...

Video: Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Super Mario Maker Contains Secret Fly Swatting Mini Game

Mario Paint style

Not content with being what is arguably the ultimate 2D Mario experience, Super Mario Maker is also host to some neat little features burrowed away behind walls of code. One that caught our eye as we were playing was that shifting a block can sometimes reveal three flies from underneath it. Swatting these flies takes you away from...

News: Yo-kai Watch Hits North America on 6th November to Kick Off Bombardment of Tie-Ins and Promotions

Yo-kai Watch Hits North America on 6th November to Kick Off Bombardment of Tie-Ins and Promotions

Disney, Hasbro and VIZ Media all involved

Throughout 2015 we've had snippets of information on how Level-5 would team up with partners to try and make Yo-kai Watch as big a hit in the West as it already is in Japan. It was also confirmed that the game would arrive in North America in 2015 (PAL territories in 2016), and now a firm release date has...

News: Picross 3D Sequel is Heading to the 3DS in Japan, Includes amiibo Support

Picross 3D Sequel is Heading to the 3DS in Japan, Includes amiibo Support

Here's hoping for a Western release

The DS introduced various genre ideas and intuitive ways to enjoy them, and alongside a substantial range of RPGs - as one example - there were plenty of puzzle games. Picross 3D was one such title, a relatively simple idea that was rather enjoyable as a twist on a well-established idea. That title was developed...

News: Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug

Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug

Wii U debut postponed, but not out

The effort to get the speedy, indie action-adventure game Freedom Planet onto the Wii U eShop has had some very tough breaks lately. Its North American release was first pushed back a week by a console-freezing bug found in review copies of the game. Now, with the revised release date nearing, developer GalaxyTrail...

News: Dragon Quest XI 3DS Screens Show Off the Blend of Old and New

Dragon Quest XI 3DS Screens Show Off the Blend of Old and New

They sure are pretty

Dragon Quest XI is a good while off, so much so that a Nintendo NX version was sort-of announced before some inevitable backtracking once Square Enix realised it had somewhat gotten ahead of itself. We have seen the 3DS version in action, though, which looks like an accomplished portable alternative to the HD version that'll be...

News: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water's Limited Edition Bundle Now Up for Pre-Order From Nintendo's Official UK Store

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water's Limited Edition Bundle Now Up for Pre-Order From Nintendo's Official UK Store

Snap it up

As announced last week, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water - better known as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in North America - will only have a limited edition available at retail in Europe. In what's a potentially smart move for a relatively niche release, this release will be joined by a free-to-download version on the

News: Freedom Planet Runs into Delay

Freedom Planet Runs into Delay

Need to liberate a critical bug from the game

Those who have been yearning for a full Wii U run on the oh so Sonic-tacular Freedom Planet in North America will have to wait until a recently discovered bug has been exterminated, according to director Stephen DiDuro, DiDuro, who goes by Strife, posted news of the game's delay via development team...

News: Award-Winning Logic Puzzler The Bridge Launches On The Wii U eShop This Month

Award-Winning Logic Puzzler The Bridge Launches On The Wii U eShop This Month

"M. C. Escher meets Isaac Newton"

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild's logic puzzler The Bridge is hitting consoles this month, and that includes the Wii U. Described by the developer as "M. C. Escher meets Isaac Newton", The Bridge launched on PC and Xbox 360 back in 2013. The aim is to reach the exit of each level, and to do this you will need to...

Video: This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

Was part of Nintendo's Nindies booth at Gamescom

Nintendo had a sizeable presence at Gamescom last week, and it was certainly pleasing to see a dedicated 'Nindies' section showing off upcoming Wii U and 3DS eShop releases. Soul Axiom from Wales Interactive was on the booth - some Wii U eShop aficionados will remember the studio's previous release...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Release in the West, According to Amazon

Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Release in the West, According to Amazon

In Europe, at least

Fire Emblem Fates promises to bring the most content of any entry in the series, so much so that it has two distinct versions at retail and a third path available as DLC in Japan. It's ultimately a choice between light and dark paths, with many Japanese gamers making their decision in stores. Due in 2016 in the West, no...