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News: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Arrives in Europe on 29th May

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Arrives in Europe on 29th May

Yep, that's next week's update

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is not only an excellent portable entry in the series, but is also interesting for the fact that Capcom was primarily responsible for its development. Just this week we shared the happy news a game page listing had popped up for a Wii U Virtual Console release in North America — a...

Nintendo Download: 22nd May (North America)

22nd May (North America)

Squids, Turtles, Soldiers, Aliens, Street Fighting and more

It's that time once again, as we have the full details of this week's Nintendo Download offerings in North America. This week brings us retro delights and new games on both the Wii U and 3DS, along with more DSiWare to keep the old portable going. Let's get to it. Want to know what arrives...

Site News: Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

Recommended viewing

Those of you with especially good memories will recall that Nintendo Life has been featured on the eShop twice in the past few years — back in 2011, we were asked by Nintendo of Europe to contribute a list of our favourite eShop titles, and a year later we supplied our red-hot summer picks for the North American eShop. We're...

Review: Swords & Soldiers (Wii U eShop)

Swords & Soldiers (Wii U eShop)

The battle returns

Originally released exclusively on WiiWare in 2009, Swords & Soldiers has had its fair share of ports in the five years since its initial release; it's made an appearance on almost every platform under the sun. The last of these to grace a Nintendo platform, the 3DS version, was not exactly a shining example of what one would...

Review: SQUIDS Odyssey (Wii U eShop)

SQUIDS Odyssey (Wii U eShop)

Calamari meets kamikaze

Squids Odyssey plays like a mix between Angry Birds, billiards, and a strategy RPG. If that sounds like fun to you, that’s because it is. A cast of cephalopodic heroes embarks on a quest to save their underwater world from a corrupting black ooze the best way they know how: by launching their soft, squishy little bodies...

News: The Legend Of Zelda: Minish Cap Will Be Sizing Up The Wii U eShop Soon

The Legend Of Zelda: Minish Cap Will Be Sizing Up The Wii U eShop Soon

If you want to get ahead, get a hat

Nintendo has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap is coming to the western Wii U Virtual Console service in the near future. A page has appeared on the official Nintendo of America site which details the game, but the release date remains "TBC". Minish Cap was first released on the Game Boy Advance...

Review: Adventures of Lolo (Wii U eShop / NES)

Adventures of Lolo (Wii U eShop / NES)

YOLO, Lolo

HAL Laboratory's 1989 puzzler Adventures of Lolo falls into the same category as titles like Mach Rider and Clu Clu Land: C-list NES classics that are often overlooked today but provide an arcade-like fun experience for those searching out Nintendo's "deep cuts" from the '80s. Adventures of Lolo is probably best remembered these days as...

News: Gargoyle's Quest II Swoops Onto the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Gargoyle's Quest II Swoops Onto the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

3DS or Wii U is fine in the West, really...

So, Gargoyle's Quest II may be on its way to the Virtual Console in the West, perhaps. Up to now we've seen the NES version arrive on the 3DS Virtual Console in Japan, while it's been rated by the Australian Classification Board — it's on the cards, then. This sequel — a prequel in terms of the plot...

News: This Foul-Mouthed Bomberman Clone Is Blowing Up The Wii U eShop Soon

This Foul-Mouthed Bomberman Clone Is Blowing Up The Wii U eShop Soon

Tick, tick, tick, tick, BOOM

Fans of explosive destruction and naughty swears will be pleased to hear that Sanuk Games has announced that its next game is due to hit the Wii U eShop in the coming months. Bombing Bastards is an attractive arcade action title which is clearly inspired by Hudson's iconic Bomberman series, and features the vocal talents...

News: Wacky Physics-Based Puzzler Gravity Badgers Releasing 29th May

Wacky Physics-Based Puzzler Gravity Badgers Releasing 29th May

Grow out your mullet in celebration

Wales Interactive's utterly zany physics-based puzzler Gravity Badgers will be making its way to the Wii U eShop on 29th May. Nintendo Life had a little chat with Wales Interactive's Managing Director David Banner back in January; the team, excited by the possibilities offered by the GamePad, is also working on a...

Review: Color Zen (Wii U eShop)

Color Zen (Wii U eShop)

Passes with flying colours

If you enjoyed Abyss earlier this month and you're thirsting for another relaxing, atmospheric Wii U eShop title with a smooth electronic soundtrack, Color Zen is exactly what you're looking for. It's a puzzle game with no time limit or scoring system: you simply match colours and unwind. The iOS/Android success-story has...

Rumour: Wii Sports Club Japanese Retail Bundle Points to July Release for Boxing and Baseball

Wii Sports Club Japanese Retail Bundle Points to July Release for Boxing and Baseball

A knockout for Wii U?

The Wii Sports Club range on the Wii U eShop has offered some decent fun so far, bringing HD, Miiverse and MotionPlus upgrades to three events from the iconic Wii Sports. We're still awaiting Baseball and Boxing, of course, in order to complete the set; if a Japanese retail blog is to be believed, they're not far away. The...