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Nintendo Download: 3rd October (Europe)

3rd October (Europe)

A legend returns, singing, a fighting trilogy and more

It's the start of a new week, Europe, which means that it's Nintendo Download time. This time around there are various options across the Wii U and 3DS, including a long awaited remake, singing shenanigans and a retro trilogy. Without any more preamble let's get to the details. Wii U eShop:...

News: Nnooo Set To Bring ORBITOR To Consoles

Nnooo Set To Bring ORBITOR To Consoles

We just don't know which ones yet...

Australian developer Evil Aliens is behind ORBITOR, its first ever project which is currently on Steam Greenlight. It looked like it would be skipping the console market altogether, but that is no longer the case as the studio's compatriot Nnooo has announced it will be publishing the action adventure game on...

First Impressions: Teslagrad

Teslagrad

A magnetic attraction

The Wii U eShop may have had what we could describe as a "steady" start, but in the remainder of 2013 and into 2014 there are a number of encouraging projects on the way. It's perhaps a product of Nintendo's efforts to spread the word and court smaller developers, as well as the Unity tools and assistance on offer, and it may...

Video: New Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Documentary Series Emerges For You To Explore

New Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Documentary Series Emerges For You To Explore

The Kickstarter campaign is almost at an end

Ynnis Interactive opened up a Kickstarter campaign about a month ago with the aim to bring Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths to other nations in English after the French production team received an influx of demand from those abroad who wanted to play the game. It has been a great success and the...

Review: Gradius (Wii U eShop / NES)

Gradius (Wii U eShop / NES)

Just keeps shooting

To say that the original Gradius was influential on the evolution of the side-scrolling shoot 'em up would be a gross understatement. When it hit arcades in 1985 it was lauded for its amazing level designs and simple, yet wildly playable, power-up system. This NES release was one of the first home ports of the game and has become...

News: Additional Minigames Confirmed for Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party

Additional Minigames Confirmed for Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party

Put Your Hat On, Act Like An Animal, and Don’t Laugh

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is undoubtedly one of the quirkiest games on Wii U, incorporating the Wii Remotes in unique ways alongside the GamePad screen. It's also a title set to incorporate a unique pay structure, where early adopters get more content for less money, whereas those that...

Nintendo Download: 26th September (North America)

26th September (North America)

An epic tale is revisited, crazy fishing, a running discount and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with this week bringing new offerings to Wii U, 3DS and even DSiWare — it's the latest handheld that has the most content. A particularly enticing first-person RPG features in the retail downloads, while some sequels and WiiWare...

News: SnowCastle Games Keen on Public Beta Testing and In-Game DLC Purchases for the Wii U eShop

SnowCastle Games Keen on Public Beta Testing and In-Game DLC Purchases for the Wii U eShop

Nintendo aims to be accommodating

While the current rate of arrival for new download-only titles on the Wii U eShop could be considered rather slow, the coming months look set to bring us a handsome range of new games, many of them multiplatform. With Nintendo's free Unity tools and generally supportive terms attracting a number of studios —...

Developer Interview: Xander Davis on Astrogun, Indie Potential and the Wii U

Xander Davis on Astrogun, Indie Potential and the Wii U

"Gamers are dreamers, I think we all care deeply about realizing the dream"

Earlier this summer a story that caught the imagination of the Nintendo Life community revolved around Xander Davis, an independent developer that declared himself to be a Wii U believer — he'd previously dismissed the system prior to its launch. It was a case of going...

Review: Breath of Fire II (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Breath of Fire II (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Understandably lacking in freshness

The Super NES was home to what are still considered by many to be a some of the finest RPG experiences ever produced. It's a predictable lineup of big names, and Breath of Fire II doesn't often get a mention. If it was overshadowed in the past it perhaps has an early opportunity to earn new fans on the young Wii U...

Nintendo Download: 26th September (Europe)

26th September (Europe)

The football season kicks off, new and retro adventures and much more

Monday morning means one thing, and that's European Nintendo Download news. This week's offerings include plenty of retail titles, including two very different new RPG adventures on the 3DS and some Wii U retro goodies, alongside plenty of others and some discounts. Let's get...

News: Citizens of Earth Development Team Includes Former Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Staff

Citizens of Earth Development Team Includes Former Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Staff

Previously confirmed title now takes to Kickstarter

Earlier this year we reported on Citizens of Earth, a humourous RPG in which you are the world's Vice President and recruit from up to 50 characters for a wacky quest. It was reported that it would come to the Wii U in 2014, alongside PC, Mac, iPhone and Android. That was back in March, and it...

Reaction: Nintendo Reminds Us of the Wii's Glory Days With Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club

Nintendo Reminds Us of the Wii's Glory Days With Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club

Inexpensive upgrade options are vital for attracting the Wii generation

This week Nintendo didn't so much surprise us with a Nintendo Direct, but left it outside the door unannounced and ran away giggling. Again apparently relying on the rapid influence of word of mouth, or perhaps acknowledging that much of the target audience aren't Nintendo...

News: A Hat in Time Developer Teases Good News For The Wii U

A Hat in Time Developer Teases Good News For The Wii U

Keeping things hush at the moment

Back in February, we reported that 3D cel-shaded platformer A Hat In Time could be coming to the Wii U, but nothing was confirmed at the time. A Kickstarter campaign opened for the game towards the end of May, with developer Gears For Breakfast revealing it was in talks with a publisher about bringing it to the Wii...

News: System 3 Confirms James Pond: Codename Robocod Reboot For 3DS And Wii U

System 3 Confirms James Pond: Codename Robocod Reboot For 3DS And Wii U

UPDATE: IP owner Gameware comments on the news

Update: Gameware's PJ Belcher has gotten in touch to clarify the ownership of the Pond name: Gameware owns the full IP to Pond, but to help keep the brand alive it has be licensing the rights to Robocod (specifically) for other developers to bring him to new platforms. This was true of the DS, GBA PS1...