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News: Child of Light Creators Discuss Their Transition from Far Cry 3

Child of Light Creators Discuss Their Transition from Far Cry 3

From wackos to watercolours

Want to talk about shifting gears? How about going from making Far Cry 3, an intriguingly exotic and violent first-person shooter, to Child of Light, a softly toned, beautiful, turn-based RPG adventure that holds firmly to classic fairytale stylings? First instinct might be to hope those involved aren't going mad from...

Review: Volleyball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Volleyball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Flat ball

What’s your favourite major sport? If you answered “volleyball,” there’s a good chance that you’re among a minority of sports fans. That’s not to say that volleyball is a lesser game than the titanic football – European or American, your choice – or any other major sport, but it does make one wonder why Nintendo would...

News: Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Are Single Player Only

Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Are Single Player Only

Going solo

Game Boy Advance games are hitting the North American and European Wii U Virtual Console very soon, and Nintendo has posted some fresh details up on its Japanese site. The biggest news is that all of the launch batch of titles are all listed as being single player only — even those which had multiplayer capability in their original...

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North American Virtual Consoles On April 17th

Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North American Virtual Consoles On April 17th

Nintendo of America confirms GBA Virtual Console lineup, too

It's been a long time coming, but Super Mario Bros. 3 finally has a release date for the North American Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services. Nintendo of America has confirmed that the classic NES game will launch on April 17th, priced at $4.99. Regarded by many Mario fans as one of the...

News: Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"

Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"

"Don't think we're going to be all indies for the next five years"

In an interview with CVG, our old friend Peter Molyneux — who recently spoke about the Wii U and his thoughts on Nintendo in general — hopes the games industry won't take the recent indie boom for granted. The veteran developer — now in charge of indie studio 22Cans — likens...

News: Advance Wars Bringing the Battle to the Wii U Virtual Console on 3rd April

Advance Wars Bringing the Battle to the Wii U Virtual Console on 3rd April

An early Game Boy Advance treat

Back in February Nintendo announced that Game Boy Advance games would arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console in April, and has now confirmed an early treat on the way to the service. Surprisingly, it's not one of the games initially announced. Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that GBA original Advance Wars will hit the...

News: APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Launches New Kickstarter Campaign, Wii U Included

APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Launches New Kickstarter Campaign, Wii U Included

Nintendo's system now a core goal at just $5000

Last year we told you about a crowdfunding campaign for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat, a wordplay game with elements of puzzle, RPG and Adventure genres. It had a core target of $15,000 and a Wii U stretch goal of $20,000 yet unfortunately fell well short, with the campaign closing on $3,353...

News: JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

Described as "Just Cause 2 meets Battlefield 4"

JetGetters is — in the developer's own words — "a game about jumping out of jets, and landing on other jets". A unique team-based dogfighting title by indie studio tinyBuild, it has just hit Kickstarter and a Wii U eShop edition is one of the many console-based stretch goals on offer. The concept...

News: Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop

Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop

Formerly exclusive to iOS

Two-man indie developer Dahku Creations released precision platformer Chubbins to iOS devices last year. Unfortunately, the game's high level of difficulty turned off a lot of users in that particular market. After working out some of the early details, Dahku is finally able to bring the game to a place where it will...

Review: Ice Hockey (Wii U eShop / NES)

Ice Hockey (Wii U eShop / NES)

Not that cool any more

Nintendo released a number of sports titles in the NES era, a reflection of a simpler time when having a fancy home console was enough of a novelty that a game simply called Ice Hockey would seem like an awesome prospect. You like Ice Hockey? You've got Nintendo? Get Ice Hockey, which is Ice Hockey on your Nintendo! That...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail Titles Can Benefit From More eShop Trials and Demos

Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail Titles Can Benefit From More eShop Trials and Demos

A taste before taking the plunge

Whether you want to call them free trials or demos, the ongoing absence — for the most part — of these offerings on the Nintendo eShop stores is noticeable. What's peculiar, at least from our perspective, is why that gap exists with some of Nintendo's finest first-party releases; in an increasingly competitive...

News: Nintendo Highlights Over 50 Unity Games on the Way to the Wii U eShop

Nintendo Highlights Over 50 Unity Games on the Way to the Wii U eShop

"We’ve got a lot of Unity content on the way"

It's no secret that the Wii U eShop is set to play a prominent role in delivering a high volume of diverse content to the home console in the coming weeks and months. After much promise of a substantial collection of download-only games the library is starting to grow, with a varied range due in April...

News: Unepic Gets a Fresh Update for Wii U

Unepic Gets a Fresh Update for Wii U

Includes a new "stick and poo" wand

Unepic's arrival early this year gave a solid start to the Wii U's year; we were certainly fans, awarding 8/10 in our Unepic review. A platforming RPG with doses of humour, it certainly provides an experience a little different from its contemporaries on the download store. In good news for fans, developer...

News: Wii Sports Club Free Trial Swings Into Play in Europe and Australia

Wii Sports Club Free Trial Swings Into Play in Europe and Australia

Starting... now

Last week we reported that, in addition to a free worldwide content update that added the Wii Sports Resort Wuhu Island course to Wii Sports Club: Golf, North American gamers were also receiving another free trial weekend, which kicks off today. We enquired at the time whether there'd be an equivalent trial in Europe and Australia,...

Video: Allow This Epic Swords & Soldiers II Trailer To Pillage Your Eyeballs

Allow This Epic Swords & Soldiers II Trailer To Pillage Your Eyeballs

Shaping up to be quite a (Viking) saga

We recently revealed that Swords & Soldiers II is bound for the Wii U eShop, and today we can show you the first full trailer for the game, which comes complete with gameplay footage, a booming soundtrack and electrocuted livestock. You can watch the full trailer below — be sure to let us know what you...