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Interview: Nocturnal on Flowerworks HD's Blossoming Development for Wii U

Nocturnal on Flowerworks HD's Blossoming Development for Wii U

"The eShop is much improved over the Wii Shop"

In February it emerged that Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure was coming to the Wii U eShop, an updated version of the thoroughly enjoyable Flowerworks on WiiWare. Developer Nocturnal Entertainment, which had been relatively quiet after the WiiWare release, joined the ever-growing list of small...

News: Little Inferno Has Sold A Million But Gamers Didn't Get The Message Behind It, Says Tomorrow Corporation

Little Inferno Has Sold A Million But Gamers Didn't Get The Message Behind It, Says Tomorrow Corporation

Wii U launch gave the chaotic project renewed focus

Little Inferno has sold a million units across all platforms since it launched in 2012, but Tomorrow Corporation's Kyle Gray still thinks he and his company could have done a better job. To that end, he has given a talk at this year's GDC about the many mistakes made during the production of the...

News: Aztez Is MadWorld Meets Empire-Building Strategy, And It's Coming To Wii U

Aztez Is MadWorld Meets Empire-Building Strategy, And It's Coming To Wii U

Monochrome madness

Team Colorblind has announced at this year's GDC that its brawler and strategy hybrid Aztez is coming to the Wii U eShop, as well as the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One. Aztez is described as a game of "conquest and brutality" which combines empire expansion with side-scrolling action sequences. The entire package...

News: Julius Caesar Will Be Taking the Battle to the Field in Mad Men Football

Julius Caesar Will Be Taking the Battle to the Field in Mad Men Football

Rome wasn't developed in a day...

Mad Men Football is one of the most intriguing recent reveals for the Wii U eShop, with developer AE Games initially grabbing attention with a call-to-arms for smaller developers to step into the places vacated by some major third parties. That aside there's a game in the works, nevertheless, which promises high...

News: Kiki's Koi Koi Is Coming To The Wii U eShop

Kiki's Koi Koi Is Coming To The Wii U eShop

Here fishy, fishy, fishy!

This year will mark the 125th anniversary of Nintendo as a company and its humble beginnings as a Hanafuda card maker. It seems fitting then that developer How Seven! – previously known as Cobalt Ceiling Games – has recently announced that it’ll be bringing Kiki’s Koi Koi to the Wii U’s eShop. The title, which was...

News: Wii U eShop Exclusive I've Got to Run! Will Hurry to North America in Q2 2014

Wii U eShop Exclusive I've Got to Run! Will Hurry to North America in Q2 2014

Another new studio making its début on the system

4 Corner Games, a one-woman studio operating out of Wisconsin in the U.S., has announced its first commercial foray into gaming. Syrenne McNulty's Wii U eShop-exclusive I've Got to Run! is a randomly generated auto-running platformer making its début in Q2 2014 in North America. Starring original...

News: Super Mario Kart Drifts Onto Aussie Wii U Virtual Console on 28th March

Super Mario Kart Drifts Onto Aussie Wii U Virtual Console on 28th March

Mario Kart 8 discount promotion included

Following the original Nintendo of Europe announcement, Nintendo Australia has now confirmed that Super Mario Kart will also be released on the Aussie Wii U Virtual Console on 28th March. To celebrate the upcoming release of Mario Kart 8 and the VC version of the classic Super Nintendo game that started it...

News: Evofish Swims Across To Australian Waters This April

Evofish Swims Across To Australian Waters This April

Additional controller support also on the way

Our review of Evofish went live earlier this week and it was described as a “remarkably shallow experience" but one that was "inexpensive enough to warrant a download" for those desperate for new multiplayer experiences on the Wii U. Despite the title’s inability to make a serious splash here on...

Review: Renegade (Wii U eShop / NES)

Renegade (Wii U eShop / NES)

GET LOST, PUNK!

What's the expiration date for nostalgia? Is there a certain amount of time that has to pass before we start looking fondly back at the old, often inferior, games of our youth? It's undeniable that some games have aged gracefully and are still just as good today as they were at their initial launch, but that's far from a steadfast...

News: Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

We have no objections...

Some may remember that, way back in 2012, Nintendo rejected The Binding of Isaac, a title developed by Edmund McMillen who is well known as one half of Team Meat. The rejection was due to "questionable religious content", though when talking about an improved version of the game in development shortly after McMillen...

Review: Dr. Mario (Wii U eShop)

Dr. Mario (Wii U eShop)

One play a day...

It feels as if Dr. Mario has been a near constant presence — in some form — over recent years, but the oddity is that the Wii U Virtual Console release of the NES version is the début for that iteration over the most recent system generations. We've had fresh DSiWare and WiiWare releases, with the latter perhaps halting a...

News: Pure Chess Will Checkmate Your Wii U And 3DS Very Soon Indeed

Pure Chess Will Checkmate Your Wii U And 3DS Very Soon Indeed

Developer VooFoo had to fine-tune the cross-platform multiplayer

There was a bit of a delay making the jump to Nintendo platforms, but Chess nuts need not wait much longer. Pure Chess publisher Ripstone has today announced that the highly anticipated digital title will finally be making its way to the 3DS and Wii U eShops on March 20th. The game...

Review: Evofish (Wii U eShop)

Evofish (Wii U eShop)

A fish out of water

The core premise of Evofish is based ever so loosely on the fundamentals of nature and evolutionary science. As a fish in the ocean, you must snack on fish smaller than you are while also avoiding larger predators looking to eat you. Doing so successfully will enable you to grow in size and “evolve” into a species that’s...

News: Nintendo Confirms Presentations and Games for GDC 2014

Nintendo Confirms Presentations and Games for GDC 2014

"Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers"

Next week San Francisco will host the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014, from 17th to 21st March, a significant event that brings thousands of developers and publishers together. It hosts talks and presentations, while also giving companies an opportunity to network with others and...

Developer Interview: Causal Bit Games On Scratching That Hardcore Itch With Insanity's Blade

Causal Bit Games On Scratching That Hardcore Itch With Insanity's Blade

"This is how I want to feel while I split my enemies in half"

We recently reported on the confirmation that Causal Bit Games is bringing its retro-inspired action title Insanity's Blade to the Wii U eShop. Looking like the best 16-bit hack-and-slash game you never played, this digital download aims to capture the feel of genre classics like R