Latest Articles News

Video: Extended SteamWorld Heist Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Latest Build

Extended SteamWorld Heist Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Latest Build

Due from Fall onwards, including Wii U and 3DS

SteamWorld Heist, the anticipated follow up to SteamWorld Dig, has evidently been progressing well in development. Image & Form took a new build of the title to various expos in March, and has today released a fresh trailer to show off the strides its made since its initial reveal in 2014. Very...

News: New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star Wars Pinball

New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star Wars Pinball

Hopefully, its release date isn’t far, far away

Zen Studios has had a historically spotty release schedule when it comes to its pinball tables on the Wii U. In both Zen Pinball 2 and Star Wars Pinball, tables and packs can usually be expected to arrive either later than all other platforms or not at all. Unfortunately, today’s announcement...

News: Wii U eShop Exclusive psyscrolr Heading to North America on 2nd April

Wii U eShop Exclusive psyscrolr Heading to North America on 2nd April

Looks dramatic

This week will bring another download exclusive to the Wii U eShop in North America, with psyscrolr due in the 2nd April download update. With stylised pixel-based visuals, this is an action platformer that also aims to utilise the GamePad extensively in gameplay. As you can see in the trailer below, this fantasy tale is certainly...

Nintendo Download: 2nd April (Europe)

2nd April (Europe)

Xenoblade Chronicles on New 3DS, KAMI and loads of discounts

Another week begins, and as always we have the Nintendo Download Update for Europe to kick it off. The major arrival this week is the first New Nintendo 3DS exclusive, while there's also a rather zen puzzle experience on the 3DS eShop. There are plenty of discounts to consider too, so...

Review: Dot Arcade (Wii U eShop)

Dot Arcade (Wii U eShop)

Tripping the light fantastic

Judging games for review brings some challenges. How can a tiny indie game compare with a Nintendo-developed blockbuster? We thought about this a lot when playing James Montagna and Andrew Lim's Dot Arcade, a small, highly focused experience that keeps things simple in the name of fun and longevity. While there's not...

News: RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strategy, Release Changes and Move Away from Wii U

RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strategy, Release Changes and Move Away from Wii U

"There is a stigma attached to my name on the Wii U eShop"

Earlier this year RCMADIAX, who published the Wii U eShop's first Nintendo Web Framework game, announced that he was planning to step away from the Wii U. The developer has now taken to Twitter to provide a series of updates that indicate a quicker than expected move away from Nintendo's...

Review: Super Destronaut (Wii U eShop)

Super Destronaut (Wii U eShop)

Nice space ya got there…

Copies of other games are nothing new on the eShop - in more ways than one. If there is classic retro style or a suddenly popular gamefad, you can expect someone to throw their own version of it into the ring as well. Whether it comes off as a respected homage or a cheap cash-in is left to the developer, but Super...

Review: PENTAPUZZLE (Wii U eShop)

PENTAPUZZLE (Wii U eShop)

PENT-UP PUZZLE

There's nothing inherently wrong with simplicity. When used well, a minimalist approach can be a refreshing way to get back to gaming basics; the recent 50 Pinch Barrage!!, which charmed us with its intuitive and straightforward approach to Pitfall-style platforming, stands as an excellent example of this. However, with the popularity...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set For Wii U on 2nd April

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set For Wii U on 2nd April

Was originally due back in the past

It's been quite a wait for Nintendo fans of the YouTube trailblazer AVGN, with Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures arriving on PC in 2014 and pegged as being due "very soon" last July. Set for Wii U and 3DS, it will at least apparently utilise the second screen options on both systems. The Wii U version seems to...

Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America)

26th March (North America)

Dot Arcade, LEGO Ninjago, retro Namco goodies, discounts, demos and more

It's that time once again, North American gamers, for details of the Download Update delights heading to the region this week. The Wii U eShop is host to an intriguing Indie effort and some retro Namco goodies, while the 3DS welcomes a retail LEGO Ninjago title and some...

Community Interview: Give Us Your Affordable Space Adventures Questions for KnapNok Games and Nifflas  

Give Us Your Affordable Space Adventures Questions for KnapNok Games and Nifflas  

What do you want to know?

Affordable Space Adventures is one of our most eagerly anticipated Wii U exclusives of 2015, and the eShop title isn't far away - it arrives on 9th April in Europe and North America. It makes extensive use of the home console's GamePad for dual screen play, and can be tackled alone or in co-op for up to three players...

News: Tachyon Project Blasting to Wii U for Some Twin-Stick Shooting Action

Tachyon Project Blasting to Wii U for Some Twin-Stick Shooting Action

Shoot all of the things

Considering humanity's fondness for destruction, it's surprising that we're not bombarded with more space-based twin-stick shooters on the Wii U. It can be satisfying to destroy alien things with an explosion of pixels and particle effects, yet we're not given enough opportunities to do so. Eclipse Games, which previously...

News: Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

Elliot Quest Developer Talks About a 3DS Port

No plans yet, but the desire is there

Several of you have already played Elliot Quest, the new side scrolling adventure game from Ansimuz Games that takes several design and gameplay cues from the likes of Zelda II and Kid Icarus. We awarded it an 8/10 in our review, citing minor performance issues and frustrating pacing as main issues. Whatever way...

News: Underground Is Coming Stateside Next Week, And Even Has Its Own Exclusive Laparoscopic Controller

Underground Is Coming Stateside Next Week, And Even Has Its Own Exclusive Laparoscopic Controller

Surgical strike

Grendel Games has confirmed that its Wii U title Underground will be hitting the North American eShop on April 2nd, following on from the title's European launch in January. In addition to this news, Grendel Games has also confirmed that it will be releasing a special controller for the game. As we mentioned in our 8/10 review,...

Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop)

Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop)

Quest for glory?

The Nintendo Web Framework has opened the floodgates for indie developers on the Wii U, and while the HTML5-based system is flexible and user-friendly, the games that have been released so far have been mediocre at best and atrocious at worst - until now. Ansimuz Games and PlayEveryWare's Elliot Quest, created with the Impact...

Nintendo Download: 26th March (Europe)

26th March (Europe)

Trine, Mega Man, RPGs and discounts galore!

It's time to brighten up Monday mornings in Europe, with the latest Nintendo Download Update having decent odds of achieving that goal. There is a whole smorgasbord of games and discounted goodies to consider, so let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €12.99 / £10.99) - Its...

Review: Trine Enchanted Edition (Wii U eShop)

Trine Enchanted Edition (Wii U eShop)

First time Trine

The Trine series is a bit of an anachronism on the Wii U. The first game we received, Trine 2: Director's Cut, was not only the sequel, but an expanded version of it. Over two years later we now receive an enhanced edition of the original in Trine Enchanted Edition. Chalk it all up to magical dimensional tiddlywinks if you wish, but...

News: Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Control Options and Fixes a Graphical Bug

Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Control Options and Fixes a Graphical Bug

It’s always nice to have more options

Elliot Quest is a new Metroidvania title on the Wii U eShop developed by Ansimuz Games. The 8-bit adventure sees players controlling a character named Elliot (who bears several similarities to Pit) on his race to find an ancient demon that can cure a curse placed on him that keeps him from dying, and will...