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Developer Session: Nifflas and Ripstone Talk Over Design Principles, Age Ratings and What's Next

Nifflas and Ripstone Talk Over Design Principles, Age Ratings and What's Next

"It’s a hobby that just kind of escalated"

Just last week we published the first part of our chat with Nifflas, in which the game designer — full name Nicklas Nygren — outlined many of the ideas that form upcoming Wii U eShop title Knytt Underground. We learnt a great deal about the complexity and depth that the title is striving for, in the...

News: M2: Bringing Space Harrier To 3DS Was "Almost Impossible", But It's "The Definitive Version"

M2: Bringing Space Harrier To 3DS Was "Almost Impossible", But It's "The Definitive Version"

Who would have thought porting old arcade games could be this hard?

This week the 3DS eShop will finally be blessed with 3D classics from SEGA — including arcade classic Space Harrier — but getting these titles to run as perfectly as they do on 3DS was no easy task, as the developers have explained in a recent interview. Naoki Horii,...

Video: Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

We may be lucky, right?

A little while ago we told you about Puyo Puyo Tetris, which is exactly what it sounds like. It's a puzzle mashup that dreams are made of courtesy of SEGA, and arrives on Wii U and 3DS in Japan on 6th February 2014. Sadly there's been no hint of localisation yet, though we certainly hold out hope that, at the very least,...

News: Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO The Hobbit For Release on the Wii U and 3DS Next Year

Go on an epic adventure with Bilbo and co.

Last week we reported that LEGO The Hobbit was scheduled for a 2014 release on 3DS and Wii U, with thanks to a scanned image of a promotional planner spotted in France - we stuck on the rumour tag for good measure as nothing about the title was confirmed. Today we come with good news, as Warner Bros. has...

News: Fresh Details Swing Into View for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Fresh Details Swing Into View for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Gold hearts, 'Kong Pow' and new footage shown

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze may be delayed to early 2014 — February in North America — but with that new release window it looks set to be the first major Wii U title of the new year. Appearing on the latest episode of GT.TV, Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen introduced some new footage...

News: SteamWorld Dig Coming to PC, But Follow-Up Will Still Arrive "Day One" on 3DS

SteamWorld Dig Coming to PC, But Follow-Up Will Still Arrive "Day One" on 3DS

"Nintendo has treated us like royalty"

SteamWorld Dig is a 3DS eShop title that's undoubtedly caused a stir among Nintendo Download gamers, while also receiving bounteous praise throughout its reviews. The work of Image & Form, it's been a title that's retained solid momentum after launch due to positive word of mouth, while Nintendo gave it...

News: Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Miiverse and Streetpass integration announced

The crew over at Yacht Clubs Games are still putting their backs into the development of Shovel Knight, according to a recent Kickstarter update. The team has offered a list of some of the current features it's working on, with a couple that'll be exclusive to the Nintendo versions of the game. In...

Developer Session: We Chat to Nifflas About His Knytt Underground Vision

We Chat to Nifflas About His Knytt Underground Vision

"I would say it’s a beautiful, slow-paced experience, very ambient."

We've emphasized in recent times that there are a good number of intriguing download-only titles coming to the Wii U eShop, bringing a variety of experiences to the fore. One that could be particularly involving and complex for players to tackle may be Knytt Underground, a...

News: DFC Intelligence Lowers Wii U Lifetime Sales Forecast, But Supports Holiday Releases and Strategy

DFC Intelligence Lowers Wii U Lifetime Sales Forecast, But Supports Holiday Releases and Strategy

"Nintendo is carving out a different audience"

Friday 22nd November is a major release day on a number of fronts, including Super Mario 3D World on Wii U (in North America, 29th November in Europe), The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS, as well as new hardware from Microsoft with the Xbox One; special mentions should also go to Mario...

News: EDGE to Roll Its Way Onto the 3DS eShop

EDGE to Roll Its Way Onto the 3DS eShop

Published by Two Tribes, ported by Cosmigo

EDGE arrives on the Wii U eShop in North America and Europe today, the second entry in the Two Tribes Classics series of low-prices releases. We're big fans, too, awarding it 9/10 in our review. Publisher Two Tribes has now confirmed that the title will also be making its way the 3DS eShop, soon, providing...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Developer Aims to Deliver the Same Experience Across All Platforms

Hyper Light Drifter Developer Aims to Deliver the Same Experience Across All Platforms

Off-TV play is an aim on Wii U, while 8- 16-Bit difficulty is planned

We were rather pleased to confirm, in October, that Hyper Light Drifter had successfully reached a Wii U stretch goal in its successful crowdfunding campaign. Successful is putting in mildly, however, as the project raised $645,158 from an initial goal of $27,000; it's due in...

News: Conception II Due in North America This Spring

Conception II Due in North America This Spring

Harvest Moon this is not

Atlus has never been a company afraid of bringing some of the more unorthodox titles to western shores. This… looks to be one of those. The company, in partnership with Spike Chunsoft, has announced that Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be localized and released in North America this spring for both the...

News: ZaciSa's Last Stand Blasting Towards the Wii U eShop

ZaciSa's Last Stand Blasting Towards the Wii U eShop

It's tower defence in space, so actually 'space-base' defence

A number of upcoming download-only games have been highlighted for the Wii U eShop in recent weeks and months, some of which by Nintendo in its own trailers. Naturally there are more projects yet to be widely seen, however, with one example likely to be ZaciSa's Last Stand by ZeNfA...

News: Pier Solar HD Now Targeting Release in March 2014

Pier Solar HD Now Targeting Release in March 2014

Lengthy update outlines positive reaction to visuals at Indiecade

Pier Solar HD, an enhanced re-release of WaterMelon's Mega Drive / Genesis title released in 2010, is certainly on the radar of various members of the Nintendo Life team. It promises a rather traditional piece of RPG gaming, but will come with a HD sheen on the Wii U eShop. This HD...

News: Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Find Its Way Onto the Wii U eShop on 21st November

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Find Its Way Onto the Wii U eShop on 21st November

Will arrive on the 3DS store "a couple of weeks later"

During the Summer we told you about Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths, which is based on the popular Japanese / French animated series of the same name; its popularity is on the rise again since its '80s glory days, and the game will be updated with free DLC to match up with new episodes...

News: Kirby: Triple Deluxe For 3DS Floats Into Japan on 11th January, Teaser Site Goes Live

Kirby: Triple Deluxe For 3DS Floats Into Japan on 11th January, Teaser Site Goes Live

Suck it up, Europe and North America

Everyone's favorite pink cream puff will be returning soon in a brand new adventure on Nintendo 3DS. Kirby: Triple Deluxe, as it was dubbed by the latest Nintendo Direct, has received an official Japanese release date, along with a brand new website. The game will be arriving on 11th January 2014 in the Land of...

News: Get Tactical With Nintendo Pocket Football Club on the 3DS eShop Next Year

Get Tactical With Nintendo Pocket Football Club on the 3DS eShop Next Year

Football Manager, Nintendo style

Previously released in Japan as Pocket Soccer League: Calciobit in 2012, Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Pocket Football Club will hit the back of the net on the 3DS eShop in Europe next year. You can presumably attempt to become the next Sir Alex Ferguson as you take full control of your own football club by...

News: Mario Party: Island Tour Gets The Dice Rolling On 17th January In Europe

Mario Party: Island Tour Gets The Dice Rolling On 17th January In Europe

Get the party started

Not too long ago we reported that Mario Party: Island Tour had suffered a delay into early 2014 — it was previously scheduled to arrive this month in Europe. Today's Nintendo Direct confirmed that the title will launch in the region on 17th January 2014, bringing with it a variety of wacky mini-games and seven new boards to...

News: Bravely Default Demo Hits European eShop Today

Bravely Default Demo Hits European eShop Today

North American release on 7th February

With a lot of buzz around Bravely Default, today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts brought positive news regarding an early chance to play for Europeans, as well as a release date for North America. In the European broadcast Satoru Shibata confirmed that a demo for the title will be released on the eShop today,...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes New The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds TV Commercials

Nintendo Unleashes New The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds TV Commercials

UK and Nintendo of America release contrasting efforts

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is surprisingly close to release, arriving in North America and Europe on 22nd November. While a number of dedicated Zelda fans have probably already decided to put down the cash, Nintendo is continuing its marketing offensive to hype the game; we've...

News: Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe

Wii Fit U Retail Release Delayed a Week in Europe

A bit of a stretch

Wii Fit U is already available as a free trial on the Wii U eShop, with a synchronised Wii Fit Meter then allowing that download to become a permanent purchase. Naturally Nintendo is accommodating those that prefer a disc copy or didn't pick up the original Wii software and balance board with retail releases, which are due in...

News: Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Bosses From Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Shown Off as Extras in Bravely Default

Get connected

While the proof will be in the playing, there's some anticipation within the Nintendo Life team for Bravely Default, with the updated For the Sequel version — as it'll be known in Japan — arriving in Europe on 6th December and North America in 2014. Square Enix has provided details on tweaks to improve the gameplay and balancing,...

News: WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

In Japan, naturally

Earlier this year we told you about WonderFlick, a new RPG from Level-5 that will be coming to a host of platforms, including smartphones and the Wii U. The unique selling point of this title is an effort to directly correlate and connect progress on smartphones and consoles, with the developer aiming to go "beyond the...

News: Senran Kagura Burst Will Brawl Its Way Onto the North American eShop on 14th November

Senran Kagura Burst Will Brawl Its Way Onto the North American eShop on 14th November

It's a download-only release in the region

Fans of anime brawlers have no doubt been keeping an eye on Senran Kagura Burst, which includes the Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows and the opposing Senran Kagura: Crimson Girls storylines in one package. As is almost standard for the genre, it's also attracted attention for its busty young protagonists...