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News: Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relationship With Indies, Says Nintendo

Unlocks content in current - and future - Shovel Knight games

Just in case you still aren't convinced that the Shovel Knight amiibo is a thing, Nintendo of America confirmed its existence alongside a raft of other announcements during a pre-PAX presentation at its Nindies@Night event at EMP Museum in Seattle. Scanning the amiibo on Wii U version of...

News: Hive Jump Is Bringing Multiplayer Run 'n' Gun Blasting To Wii U, As Well As amiibo Support

Hive Jump Is Bringing Multiplayer Run 'n' Gun Blasting To Wii U, As Well As amiibo Support

Coming early 2016

Graphite Lab and Black Lantern Studios showed off the Wii U version of Hive Jump at the recent Nindies@Night event in Seattle, as well as confirming that the game will boast amiibo support when it launches next year. Kickstarted to the tune of $58,675, this four-player run 'n' gun blaster involves taking down hordes of aliens...

News: Kerbal Space Program On Wii U Is The “Definitive Version” According To Nintendo

Kerbal Space Program On Wii U Is The “Definitive Version” According To Nintendo

Will launch early next year

Following the official reveal of Kerbal Space Program for Wii U eShop at the Nindies@Night event, Nintendo of America’s very own Damon Baker, Senior Marketing Manager of Publisher and Developer Relations, has spoken about the Wii U iteration being the ultimate version of the title across all platforms: We feel we have...

News: 13AM Games Reveals More Content Is Coming To Runbow

13AM Games Reveals More Content Is Coming To Runbow

Sequel and 3DS development also discussed

Runbow has just launched on the Wii U eShop in North America and already 13AM Games are looking towards the future. In a Reddit AMA earlier today, Producer Dave Protor explained more game content would be delivered to Runbow in the form of character costumes and level updates, and promised ongoing support...

Nintendo Download: 27th August (North America)

27th August (North America)

Sin & Punishment (twice), Runbow, FullBlast, Gotcha Racing and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the latest Nintendo Download Update. This week brings a Treasure double header on Wii U which is tough to resist, along with one of the Wii U eShop's most-anticipated exclusive releases from 13AM Games. Disney Infinity 3.0 is also...

Review: Pixel Slime U (Wii U eShop)

Pixel Slime U (Wii U eShop)

Pixel imperfect

RCMADIAX's latest eShop title, Pixel Slime U, attempts to create a simple, addictive experience by distilling gameplay down to one button and playing around with level design. The good news is that its one-button gameplay is reasonable and can be quite fun at times. The bad news is that, like many of the indie developer's games,...

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: Double Dose Of Sin & Punishment Arrives On North American Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

Double Dose Of Sin & Punishment Arrives On North American Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

Get ready for an intense, adrenaline-pumped thrill ride

If you happen to live in North America and are yet to experience Treasure’s brilliant Nintendo 64 title, Sin & Punishment, along with its sequel, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, on the Wii, then you’re in for a treat as of tomorrow – with both games releasing on the Wii U’s...

Review: Mortar Melon (Wii U eShop)

Mortar Melon (Wii U eShop)

Smashing melons isn't nearly as fun as Smashing Pumpkins

The first time a watermelon smashed into a log-cutting industrial saw's menacing jagged edges, there were melon bits everywhere. For the next two hours or so, that carnage only got worse. Red melon juices like blood stuck to its blades, with wasted delicious looking melon slices flying in all...

Review: Runbow (Wii U eShop)

Runbow (Wii U eShop)

Colourtastic! Colourrific! Colourawesome!

In the words of the late Satoru Iwata - "Above all, video games are meant to just be one thing: Fun for everyone". Runbow embraces this philosophy and runs away with it. The result is a game that is simple in concept and execution, yet it radiates personality from every shade of its palette. In short, Runbow...

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...

News: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Development Complete, Release Date Coming "Very, Very Soon"

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Development Complete, Release Date Coming "Very, Very Soon"

Challenge Mode will be on show at the Nindies PAX event

Shovel Knight was a gem of a download release in 2014 (2015 in Europe), marking an impressive début for Yacht Club Games. It scooped various Game of the Year awards courtesy of its blend of pixel-based visuals and outstanding gameplay. Of course, it originated on Kickstarter, with the...

Interview: Brainseed Factory Discusses Typoman's Origins, Wordy Development and Making Use of the GamePad

Brainseed Factory Discusses Typoman's Origins, Wordy Development and Making Use of the GamePad

"We're very fortunate that Typoman's concept has been well received so far"

There are a number of promising games on the way to the Wii U eShop, though not many are exclusives. Typoman is an exception, then, and has a promising concept. Included in the Nindies@Home demo range earlier in the summer, we all had a chance to see how platforming and...

News: Teyon's First Wii U Game Combines Real Time Strategy, Tower Defence And The Shambling Undead

Teyon's First Wii U Game Combines Real Time Strategy, Tower Defence And The Shambling Undead

Say hello to Zombie Defense

Teyon has announced that its first Wii U title will launch next Thursday - September 3rd - on the European eShop. Zombie Defense is described as "a modern hybrid of a classic RTS and Tower Defence." As you can see from the announcement trailer below, it all looks very polished and suitably gory. A North American release...