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News: Mighty Switch Force! 2 Dousing the North American Wii U eShop This Week

Mighty Switch Force! 2 Dousing the North American Wii U eShop This Week

"Everywhere else" on 24th October

We've known for a good while that WayForward is bringing 3DS eShop release Mighty Switch Force! 2 to the Wii U eShop, following in the steps of Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition. The developer has been targeting an October release and, based on the tweets of main man Matt Bozon, it seems to have succeeded...

News: Wii Party U Gets It Started With a Relatively Hefty File Size

Wii Party U Gets It Started With a Relatively Hefty File Size

That'll explain why the Basic Bundle has a disc copy...

Wii Party U may not have been blessed with excessive hype in recent weeks, but it's getting rather close to its European and North American release on 25th October. It's sure to be a notable part of Holiday Wii U adverts targeting families, too, especially with the hardware bundle confirmed...

News: Watch_Dogs Pushed Back to Spring 2014

Watch_Dogs Pushed Back to Spring 2014

That's on all platforms

In a surprise move, especially as it was due for release in the third week of November, Ubisoft has delayed the much-anticipated Watch_Dogs to Spring 2014. The new IP had gained plenty of attention, but there were warning signs when it was only visible as a prepared demonstration at the recent Eurogamer Expo, rather than as...

First Impressions: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

A "Risky" new title

While Wayforward Technologies' Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is one of Nintendo Life's more anticipated upcoming eShop titles, the critically acclaimed series has yet to resonate with the "mass market," likely because the original had the misfortune of being released on Game Boy Color at the end of its life cycle and its...

News: Snow Moto Racing 3D Slides Onto the 3DS eShop in North America on 17th October

Snow Moto Racing 3D Slides Onto the 3DS eShop in North America on 17th October

Keeping it cool

Not so long ago Zordix AB released Aqua Moto Racing 3D on the 3DS eShop, a title with some flaws — some of the technical issues were tackled in a subsequent update — that nevertheless tried to serve up fun racing which may have prompted some to reminisce over Wave Race. Of course the Moto Racing franchise is an established...

News: GAME Offers Music-Playing Chest With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

GAME Offers Music-Playing Chest With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

It plays exactly what you think it does

Follow along, children: The Link goes “YAHHHH!” The Navi goes “HEY!” And the item chest goes “Ta-da-da-DAAAA!” For UK fans of that last iconic fanfare, pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from GAME will come with a musical collectable chest to triumphantly hold over your head...

News: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Swinging on to Nintendo systems next spring

Activision and Marvel Entertainment have announced a new video game based on the upcoming feature film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming to Wii U and 3DS next spring. Developed by Beenox — the studio also responsible for the Wii U and Wii versions of last year's The Amazing Spider-Man — to coincide...

News: Wii Sports Club Marketing Steps Up in Japan

Wii Sports Club Marketing Steps Up in Japan

Dat music

Nintendo's strategy to earn Holiday sales for the Wii U is relatively diverse, and that variety in offerings is certainly well demonstrated by Wii Sports Club, which transitions the bundled Wii classic to an eShop release with updated visuals and online play. It could be perfect for attracting upgrades from Wii owners, though Nintendo...

First Impressions: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight

We dig it

Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight for Wii U, which made waves with an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, was on display at the recent New York Comic-Con. While more mainstream releases were generating huge lines and impatient parents, the deceptively simple-looking Shovel Knight was something of a hidden gem, making a great...

Video: Wooden Sen'SeY Gets Acrobatic in New Trailer

Wooden Sen'SeY Gets Acrobatic in New Trailer

The way of the Wii U

Earlier this year a raft of new titles were confirmed for the Wii U eShop for late 2013 and 2014, showing some of the benefits of Nintendo's efforts to support smaller studios on the platform. The offer of free Unity tools and licensing has been particularly tempting to developers that utilise the engine, helping to minimise...

News: Nintendo Unveils New Trailer and Details For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo Unveils New Trailer and Details For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Introducing Lorule and Hilda

As previously announced, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has just completed his developer presentation at this year's New York Comic Con, and the Nintendo of America Twitter account has shared some details online. While a video of the presentation will apparently be available soon, a new trailer and some intriguing...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Confirmed for Wii U

Hyper Light Drifter Confirmed for Wii U

Summer 2014 is the target

Not so long ago we told you about Hyper Light Drifter, a "2D action RPG" that was seeking funds to bring its games to a variety of platforms. Developer Heart Machine added a Wii U stretch goal at $550,000, and as a sign of this project's popularity it's now passed that total with a little over a day to go. At the time of...

News: Brunch Panic To Bring Catering Madness to the 3DS eShop

Brunch Panic To Bring Catering Madness to the 3DS eShop

Bagels! Sandwiches! Panic!

Circle Entertainment is to continue its record as one of the most prolific developers and publishers on Nintendo Download platforms with Brunch Panic, a resource management / action game that sees you provide lunch — or brunch, we guess — to lots of quirky characters. Developed by FK Digital, this certainly appears to...

News: Pokémon X & Y Iwata Asks Explains Sky and Horde Battles

Pokémon X & Y Iwata Asks Explains Sky and Horde Battles

Also has a few (laughs)

With Pokémon X & Y now just days away, or hours if you ordered from a cheeky online retailer, Nintendo's lining up its final marketing push for the title's global release alongside the 2DS handheld. One part of this is a new Iwata Asks, which is a follow up to the dedicated Nintendo Direct video that was broadcast...

News: The Fall Targets an April 2014 Release on Wii U

The Fall Targets an April 2014 Release on Wii U

"I can't wait to see how we can best use that fantastic controller"

Not so long ago we reported that crowdfunded title The Fall would eventually come to Wii U, on the grounds that Over The Moon had been officially licensed as a Nintendo developer. At that stage the campaign was still some way off its Wii U stretch goal, but having now passed that...

News: Doodle Jump Is Making The Journey To Nintendo DS

Doodle Jump Is Making The Journey To Nintendo DS

The forthcoming 3DS version gets a companion

A short time ago we reported on the impending release of Doodle Jump Adventures for the 3DS — a console port of the popular smartphone title, Doodle Jump. It has now been confirmed that the DS will also be getting a version of Lima Sky's title, named Doodle Jump Journey. It's a scaled-down offering...