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News: Kickstarter J-RPG Soul Saga: Episode I Heading to the Wii U, if Funded

Kickstarter J-RPG Soul Saga: Episode I Heading to the Wii U, if Funded

We catch up with the developer for more details

The one-man-band behind Indie development studio, Disastercake, is hoping to bring its J-RPG style Kickstarter project to the Wii U eShop in Q4 2014. Described as a "love letter to J-RPG classics from the Playstation era like Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire, Suikoden, and Persona", Soul Saga: Episode I...

News: Ashes Cricket 2013 Pushed Back To July

Ashes Cricket 2013 Pushed Back To July

Knocked for six

A few months ago 505 Games announced Ashes Cricket 2013 for Wii U, which was set to coincide with this Summer's Ashes series. Bizarrely, considering the sport is quite niche in gaming terms, cricket titles in the past have received quite a cult following and you would not believe how many requests we've had here at Nintendo Life...

News: Kokuga Officially Confirmed for Western Release

Kokuga Officially Confirmed for Western Release

Lingering doubts, begone!

Kokuga, the 3DS shmup from Ikaruga creator Hiroshi Iuchi, has now been officially confirmed as an eShop release in the West. It's not unexpected, with classifications in Australia and Germany suggesting that localisation of the Japanese title was already well underway. Publisher G.rev Ltd has now launched an English site

News: Not All Super Smash Bros. Characters Will Make The Leap To Wii U And 3DS

Not All Super Smash Bros. Characters Will Make The Leap To Wii U And 3DS

There's simply not enough time

The Super Smash Bros. series has had a fair few characters join the fight over the three released titles. However, while some characters, such as Mario, Donkey Kong and Pikachu have been in all games, some of the new Melee additions did not make it over to Brawl, with the likes of Mewtwo, Roy and Dr Mario all falling...

News: Want A Boxed Copy Of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies? Pester Capcom

Want A Boxed Copy Of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies? Pester Capcom

Christian Svensson makes no promises but says it's possible

Last month Capcom announced Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies was coming to the West later on this year. However, it will only be released as a digital download on the 3DS eShop, while Japan will receive a fully fledged boxed copy. This was naturally good news for fans of the...

News: Steampunk Puzzle Platformer Teslagrad Looks Gorgeous, And It's Coming To Wii U

Steampunk Puzzle Platformer Teslagrad Looks Gorgeous, And It's Coming To Wii U

Magnetic attraction

Norwegian indie studio Rain Games has revealed that its forthcoming 2D puzzle platformer Teslagrad is headed to the Wii U eShop. The Nintendo version of the game will launch alongside the other editions later this year. Set in a steampunk world governed by electromagnetic forces, Teslagrad places you in the shoes of a young boy...

News: Nintendo - Inclusion of Peach in Super Mario 3D World to Encourage More Players

Nintendo - Inclusion of Peach in Super Mario 3D World to Encourage More Players

Wii U Pro Controller support also confirmed

Super Mario 3D World appeared to be — initially at least — a divisive announcement at E3. We knew a 3D Mario was coming, but the successor to Super Mario 3D Land on the 3DS was a surprise considering expectations of a title more in-line with the Galaxy releases on Wii. It may make commercial sense...

First Impressions: Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2

Kiss kiss, bang bang

Really, Bayonetta 2 isn’t that far outside of Nintendo’s wheelhouse. The creators of Nintendogs and Wii Fit may like to play it family-friendly, but come on — there’s always been a playful, almost kinky side to Nintendo, games with just the right amount of dirtiness. Look at ol’ Jimmy T. making it happen in WarioWare,...

First Impressions: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Frozen in time?

If there is a rule that Nintendo lives by, it’s that one good turn deserves another. Hence why the E3 2013 revelation that the game Austin, Texas’ Retro Studios has been slaving away on for the past three years is none other than a sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns isn’t much of a revelation at all. Donkey Kong Country...

First Impressions: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Wind Reawakened

It’s strange to have a first impression on a remake of a game, especially when it’s a game like The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The truth is that despite being 10 years old at this point, Wind Waker is still a great looking game that plays well and has held up very well over time. Whether that’s due to the GameCube’s...

First Impressions: Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8

Turning things upside down

Imagine the Mario Kart series as an enormous living being made out of adorable cars, happy drivers, delightful loops passing through volcanoes and haunted houses and vicious blue shells. Envision this being, this body of Kartdom, and now answer this simple question: where is its heart? What is the thumping engine within...

News: Third-Party Characters in Smash Bros. to be Kept to a Minimum

Third-Party Characters in Smash Bros. to be Kept to a Minimum

Mega Man is a "special case"

Smash Bros. and Mega Man fans alike are probably still buzzing over the Blue Bomber's inclusion in the latest Smash Bros., but series director Masahiro Sakurai has made it clear that including such third-party characters is something of a rarity. Players will remember that Super Smash Bros. Brawl was the first game in...

News: Nintendo Reveals When Wii Party U And Wii Fit U Will Become Available

Nintendo Reveals When Wii Party U And Wii Fit U Will Become Available

Get in on the action this October and December

During the Nintendo Direct broadcast this week, we were given the slightly disappointing news that both Wii Fit U and Wii Party U were being delayed to an unspecified later date. Wii Fit U had been previously scheduled for this Summer, and Wii Party U had been announced earlier this year and was hoping...