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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...

News: Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tech Demo Running On Nintendo Web Framework

Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tech Demo Running On Nintendo Web Framework

More exciting stuff from Nintendo at GDC 2014

With the annual GDC preparing to close, a lot of cool bits of information regarding the latest game industry happenings and developments are popping up all over the net. Nintendo has already revealed a few things this week – including the fact it’s been able to shift 7.3 million copies of Animal...

News: Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Always room for more tools in the developers' shed

Nintendo's partnership with Unity Technologies has served well in attracting indie developers by making it easier to bring their games to a Wii U-specific build of the popular engine. The fact that Wii U development kits come with a free Unity license is certainly an encouraging gesture as well. So...

News: Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

"It feels like a return to the golden days"

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 is now approaching its close in San Francisco, and has hosted a variety of games, demonstrations and reveals. As is also the norm there have been presentations from various figures in the games industry, with a particularly high profile example being that given by...

Nintendo Download: 20th March (North America)

20th March (North America)

Pokémon battles, chess, discounts, freebies and more

It's that time, North America, when Nintendo lets you know what download treats await you on the Wii U and 3DS this week. There are new download-only titles on both platforms, while there are also freebies on each through a trial and retail demo. Throw in discounts across the systems and there'll...

Feature: VooFoo Studios and Ripstone on Pure Chess and Opening Up a New World of Cross-Platform Multiplayer

VooFoo Studios and Ripstone on Pure Chess and Opening Up a New World of Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Nintendo was "open minded, forward thinking" with networking challenges

While it may not have been making major headlines across the web, Nintendo's Wii U eShop has been pushing some landmarks in 2014. The first was with Blok Drop U, developer RCMADIAX seizing the crown of being the first developer to release a game through the Nintendo Web...