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Review: Funk of Titans (Wii U eShop)

Funk of Titans (Wii U eShop)

Funk off, Titans

On the surface, it seems like Funk of Titans might be crazy enough to work. Take a jive-talkin', funk-lovin' interpretation of Perseus, toss him in a Mount Olympus setting occupied by an Aretha Franklin-inspired goddess, add a dash of hop-and-bop auto-running and stir vigorously. This project had the recipe for cheesy goodness, but...

News: There Will Only Be One Physical Copy Of Rusty Pup In The Entire Universe

There Will Only Be One Physical Copy Of Rusty Pup In The Entire Universe

You'll have to solve the title-screen codex conundrum to win it

UK studio Gory Detail has revealed during its first devlog that it will be producing just one physical copy of its forthcoming Wii U and 3DS adventure title The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup. The copy - hand-made by Gory Detail's Chris Seavor, the man behind Conker's Bad Fur Day - will...

Exclusive: First Gory Detail Devlog Shows Off More Of The Gorgeous-Looking Rusty Pup

First Gory Detail Devlog Shows Off More Of The Gorgeous-Looking Rusty Pup

Mind the gap

You may recall that a while back we lifted the lid on Gory Detail's new adventure title The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, which is coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops in the not-too-distant future. The work of former Rare staffers Chris "Conker" Seavor and Shawn Pile, Rusty Pup is shaping up to be a truly sumptuous 2D brain-teaser with...

Nintendo Download: 25th June (Europe)

25th June (Europe)

Yoshi! Kirby! Art Academy! Samurai Warriors! More!

It's the start of a normal week in the world of the big N, so naturally it kicks off with the Nintendo Download Update details in Europe. This week brings three promising and relatively high profile retail releases, two diverse offerings on the Wii U eShop along with some retro goodies, some...

Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 2015 - Summer Edition

The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 2015 - Summer Edition

E3 has added some new hits

It's the Summer Solstice here at Nintendo Life HQ in the UK, the longest day of the year. That comes at the end of the longest week of the year following E3, at which Nintendo had a mixed showing. What the event did deliver, in addition to some controversy and a clutch of wonderful moments, was a clearer look at the...

News: Never Alone Will Start Keeping North Americans Company on 25th June

Never Alone Will Start Keeping North Americans Company on 25th June

Snow kidding!

Never Alone is a unique puzzle platformer with a rather fascinating development background. After collaborating with about forty members of a native Alaskan tribe, Upper One Games crafted a folklore inspired game about the journey of a girl and an arctic fox as they travel to find the source of an eternal blizzard. Playable in either...

News: Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Pleads Nintendo's Damon Baker

Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Pleads Nintendo's Damon Baker

"Nintendo fans and consumers...gravitate towards nostalgia"

Nintendo's Damon Baker has lamented the fact that fans don't seem to be leaving their comfort zones when it comes to buying eShop games. The senior manager of marketing in Nintendo of America's licensing department has been speaking to Gamasutra about indie games on Nintendo systems, and...

Exclusive: 2D Hack And Slash Title Wulverblade Has A Fighting Chance Of Coming To Wii U

2D Hack And Slash Title Wulverblade Has A Fighting Chance Of Coming To Wii U

Already speaking to Nintendo about porting the Xbox One brawler

Fully Illustrated's Michael Heald has revealed that 2D fighting title Wulverblade has a chance of coming to the Wii U. The game - which is like a mixture between Golden Axe and Final Fight set in Roman Britain - was previously unveiled as one of the Xbox One's mo

Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America)

18th June (North America)

Classic Fire Emblem! Weird Smash 3DS controller thing! Discounts! More!

Some things don't even change in E3 week, whether it be the underwear of those of us watching everything unfold over three days or the arrival of the Nintendo Download Update. This week's North American update has a treat for Fire Emblem fans, some new eShop-only releases,...

Review: Journey of a Special Average Balloon (Wii U eShop)

Journey of a Special Average Balloon (Wii U eShop)

Balloon Fight this ain't

TreeFall Studios has had a rocky experience on the Wii U. The Letter, which is one of our worst-rated titles, was followed up by Maze, which was poorly received but at least contained some semblance of functional gameplay. Its latest title, Journey of a Special Average Balloon, continues to show TreeFall's growth and...

Video: Here's Our Nindies@Home Showcase

Here's Our Nindies@Home Showcase

Tasters for all nine demos

As if you weren'l already aware, as part of E3 Nintendo has partnered with nine independent developers to bring you a heap of free demos for upcoming Wii U eShop games. Nindies@Home gives you a rare chance to try out some new indie games for the grand total of nothing. What's more, downloading each of these demos before...

News: Australia’s Classification Laws Have Prevented An Immediate Local Release Of The Nindies@Home Promotion

Australia’s Classification Laws Have Prevented An Immediate Local Release Of The Nindies@Home Promotion

Sorry New Zealand

The Nindies@Home promotion may have arrived in North America and across Europe yesterday, but one area on the map which falls under the PAL region has been left behind due to local classification laws. Nintendo’s branch down under has revealed the nine game demos, including a 15 percent discount on the final releases, will need...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (Europe)

18th June (Europe)

Harvest Moon, Xeodrifter, Comic Workshop 2 and more

Surprisingly, and later than normal, we now have this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. This week's new offerings are all on the 3DS, with a retail title and two high quality eShop options, though the official press release doesn't mention EarthBound Beginnings, which is an option...

News: Nindies@Home E3 Promotion Offers Wii U eShop Demos With 15 Percent Off The Final Game

Nindies@Home E3 Promotion Offers Wii U eShop Demos With 15 Percent Off The Final Game

Nintendo brings E3 to you

Nintendo has just lifted the lid on a new Wii U eShop promotion aimed at driving interest in some of the console's forthcoming indie titles. Nindies@Home runs from today until June 22nd and features demos for 9 different titles, all of which are being showcased at E3 in some shape or form. Downloading any of these demos...

Review: Big Brain Academy (Wii U eShop / DS)

Big Brain Academy (Wii U eShop / DS)

So keep on playing those mind games

The advent of the Nintendo DS into the handheld arena back in 2004 ushered in a fresh experience for many gamers, made possible by the system's many new features and abilities. This brand of entertainment was often referred to as "Touch! Generations" by Nintendo, and ran throughout the Nintendo DS and Wii era...