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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...

Interview: Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Clever Cats and Utilising the Wii U

Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Clever Cats and Utilising the Wii U

"We’re making an interesting hybrid of some of our favourite games"

While the Wii U eShop has a fair number of download-only projects on the way, it's a relatively modest number that are exclusive to the platform. That's unsurprising, as development tool such as Unity — combined with supportive low cost-of-entry platforms — allow smaller...

News: Dakko Dakko Cautiously Shares Sources of Inspiration for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Dakko Dakko Cautiously Shares Sources of Inspiration for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

"It’s very arcade-like, very quick, fast and runs really smoothly"

In terms of upcoming Wii U eShop games that we're keen to play and learn more about, Dakko Dakko's Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is certainly on the list. It's a relatively rare example of an exclusive, too, in an age where so many small developers are using flexible tools...

News: Super Mario 3D World Director and Producer Discuss Content Choices

Super Mario 3D World Director and Producer Discuss Content Choices

Cats, maps, and the absence of Yoshi

With the release of Super Mario 3D World creeping up on little cat feet, producer Yoshiaki Koizumi and director Kenta Motokura recently sat down with IGN to talk about some of the more noticeable inclusions and omissions in the game. The increasingly iconic Cat Suits were the natural first stop in questioning...

News: Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo Discuss Their Involvement with Super Mario 3D World

Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo Discuss Their Involvement with Super Mario 3D World

There's plenty of high notes

In a recent interview with Destructoid, Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and the legendary Koji Kondo revealed a number of new details regarding their work on upcoming Wii U title, Super Mario 3D World. In terms of how involved each composer has been involved with the game, Yokota acted as sound director and main...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes New Trailer for Bravely Default

Nintendo Unleashes New Trailer for Bravely Default

Oh, the sweet music

We don't always have the opportunity to celebrate the localisation of a Japan-based and developed RPG to the West, so the news earlier this year that Bravely Default — from Square Enix — would step out of Japan was sure to please 3DS fans. It hits Europe on 6th December — along with a lovely collector's edition packed...

News: Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World At GAME And Receive These Purr-fect Gifts

Pre-Order Super Mario 3D World At GAME And Receive These Purr-fect Gifts

This keyring and Cat Sleeve could be yours

GAME has let the cat out of the bag by revealing its pre-order bonus for those looking to purchase Mario's upcoming Wii U adventure, Super Mario 3D World. If you place your order with the retailer you'll bag yourself a keyring featuring Mario's transformation as a cat, which no doubt will claw its way onto...

Interview: Rain Games Tells Us About Teslagrad, Envisioning a Series and the Excitement of Working with Nintendo

Rain Games Tells Us About Teslagrad, Envisioning a Series and the Excitement of Working with Nintendo

Working on Nintendo hardware "makes you feel legit"

While we're yet to quite see the promised influx of games onto the Wii U eShop, the lengthy list of projects in development is certainly exciting for download gamers. Small and independent developers could play an integral role in how attractive Nintendo's platform is to its adopters, and one...

News: Tappingo! Details Puzzle Their Way Into View

Tappingo! Details Puzzle Their Way Into View

Picross-ing over to the 3DS eShop

A good while ago the main man behind Goodbye Galaxy Games, Hugo Smits, confirmed that his first 3DS eShop title would be Tappingo, a puzzle title that aims to incorporate popular ideas in a fresh way. The game maker has now been in touch with further details and screenshots, saying the following. Solve pixel art...

Video: Nintendo Gets Literal in TV Commercial for Super Mario 3D World

Nintendo Gets Literal in TV Commercial for Super Mario 3D World

Cat outfit with over-sized paws + Wii Remote = many deaths

With Super Mario 3D World now less than a month away from release, it's surely time for Nintendo to crank up the hype machine. As a title aiming to incorporate a range of gamers, its unsurprising that Nintendo of America's recently released TV commercial focuses on the theme of playing the...