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Nintendo Download: 20th February (Europe)

20th February (Europe)

It's on like ..., Retro City Rampages again, tasty discounts and much more

Monday morning means happy times for European download fans, and the latest update is through from Nintendo. This is a rather good week by most standards, with an exciting Wii U retail title being joined by some excellent titles on the 3DS eShop, with some tempting discounts...

Review: My Farm (Wii U eShop)

My Farm (Wii U eShop)

Bad harvest

The idea of packing up, escaping the crowded, polluted confines of the city and setting up a farm out in the sticks is something that has often been romanticised in various media. The thought of kicking back and raising some chickens in the peace and quiet of the countryside sounds nothing short of blissful to some people. The reality,...

Video: Nintendo Minute Catches Up With Two eShop Developers

Nintendo Minute Catches Up With Two eShop Developers

Vblank Entertainment and Nicalis discuss upcoming releases

Nintendo of America's recent Nintendo Direct broadcast included some Indie-download chat, likely taken from a multi-game event held earlier this month. For its part the Nintendo YouTube Channel's 'Nintendo Minute' spoke to more publishers and developers about games on the way to the eShop...

News: Adventure Thru 8-Bit Land is Another Wii U eShop Title From a New Developer

Adventure Thru 8-Bit Land is Another Wii U eShop Title From a New Developer

A side-scroller with homages to the classics

Barely a day passes at the moment without more download-only games being confirmed as in the works for the Wii U eShop, as Nintendo's indie-friendly policy continues to bear fruit. The store seems to be a destination for newcomers, too, with Adventure Thru 8-Bit Land currently in development by R & P...

News: Flowerworks HD to Burst Into Life on the Wii U eShop

Flowerworks HD to Burst Into Life on the Wii U eShop

Undergoing approval with Nintendo

Veteran Nintendo download gamers may remember Flowerworks on WiiWare, a title we described as "a bit goofy, cute and colourful and a lot of fun" as we awarded it 8/10 in our review. Its peculiar premise of pollinating plants for spectacular visual fireworks was charming, with pointer controls that were perfect at...

News: Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amazon Japan

Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amazon Japan

Top 10 in the UK

After confirming a May release in late January, Nintendo used its latest Direct broadcasts to announce that Mario Kart 8 will arrive on 30th May in North America and Europe, with it arriving one day earlier in Japan. That official date has seen retailers start to open pre-orders, and Nintendo is no doubt watching to see whether the...

Feature: What We Want to See in SNES Remix

What We Want to See in SNES Remix

Because it must be on the cards...

Following on from this week's Nintendo Direct where NES Remix 2 was revealed, our hopes were raised for a SNES Remix to be announced in the near future. It's got to only be a matter of time, right? With this in mind we devised a likely list of candidates for a 16-bit remix mash-up. These are all Nintendo-published...

Review: Ninja Gaiden (Wii U eShop / NES)

Ninja Gaiden (Wii U eShop / NES)

Original Gaiden

With a hit-list of sequels and spin-offs spanning more than two decades and its latest iteration — Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge — even slicing out a spot in the Wii U's launch lineup, Ninja Gaiden's reputation precedes it. An East-meets-West action platformer with an Japanese aesthetic and an American action-hero heart, this is...

News: AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

Would George Washington have made a tasty quarterback?

AE Games — the indie studio which caused a few ripples when it announced its support of the Wii U earlier this week — has now confirmed its first title: Mad Men Football. Described as American Football with "an historical twist", the game will take notable figures from world history and...

News: A Radiant New trailer For Child of Light Emerges, With A Slight Change To The Euro Release Date

A Radiant New trailer For Child of Light Emerges, With A Slight Change To The Euro Release Date

Burning brighter with every glimpse we get

Ubisoft's artistic action-RPG Child of Light has been drawing plenty of attention since its announcement last year, and yesterday's Nintendo Direct has treated us to yet another gorgeous trailer. There's plenty of gameplay brought to light as the young Princess Aurora battles, explores, and puzzles her way...

News: Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual Console From April Onwards

Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual Console From April Onwards

Metroid Fusion and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga are early highlights

Whether it's the desired platform for the portable's games or not, Nintendo today used its latest Direct broadcast to provide an update on progress bringing Game Boy Advance titles to the Wii U Virtual Console; after a fairly lengthy delay, we know they'll start to arrive in...

News: NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favourites To Your Wii U

NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favourites To Your Wii U

Also comes with Super Luigi Bros.

When the original NES Remix hit the Wii U eShop late last year, it took us all by surprise. Thankfully it was a nice surprise and is still a firm favourite in the Nintendo Life office. Who could resist a second helping? During tonight's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was revealed that NES Remix 2 will be released on...

News: Stick It To The Man Confirmed For Spring Release on Wii U eShop

Stick It To The Man Confirmed For Spring Release on Wii U eShop

It's like they were reading our minds

UK publisher Ripstone has already worked with download game developers such as Nifflas to bring us Knytt Underground on Wii U, while Pure Chess is on the way to both Wii U and 3DS. The publisher is continuing to target the home console's store, however, with confirmation today that Zoink's Stick It To The Man is...

Nintendo Download: 13th February (North America)

13th February (North America)

Spinning bottles, Contra and Spotting Differences

Here are the downloadable delights winging their way to North America this week: Wii U eShop: Spin the Bottle (KnapNok Games, $8.99) — This title's unique pricing scheme kicks off this week with the arrival of additional minigames. Existing owners will receive a free update, yet those buying for...

News: Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Better Than Those On Other Systems

Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Better Than Those On Other Systems

Sales of Wii U and 3DS editions beat Steam, PS Vita and PS3

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has divulged an interesting piece of sales data via his Twitter account — the Wii U and 3DS editions of Mutant Mudds are selling better than those on other systems. Watsham first revealed that the Wii U eShop version of the game has sold more than...

Review: Percy's Predicament (Wii U eShop)

Percy's Predicament (Wii U eShop)

Keep rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

Games like Marble Madness and the Super Monkey Ball series have had their share of devoted followers throughout the years, but they exist in a genre that isn’t exactly bursting at the seams with new entries. To those unfamiliar, these are games where the player controls a ball through a series of narrow...

News: Nintendo's Link Between Worlds SketchPad Miiverse Event Ends on 16th February

Nintendo's Link Between Worlds SketchPad Miiverse Event Ends on 16th February

Get drawing

In January Eiji Aonuma, the producer of the Legend of Zelda series, launched a drawing event on Miiverse to bring the respective communities of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Art Academy: SketchPad together. The task is to show creativity with the 3DS game as a source of inspiration. This event has been underway for a...

News: Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its Support For Wii U

Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its Support For Wii U

Not to be confused with EA Games...

It is certainly no secret that some people - be they fans or critics - don’t like the Wii U. It seems that every other day someone has something bad to say about Nintendo’s latest home console, and if they aren’t doing that they’re revelling in the company’s shortcomings. Some would argue that it’s not...

Interview: We Chat to BNC Design Studios, A New Wii U Developer With An Eye on Licensed Products

We Chat to BNC Design Studios, A New Wii U Developer With An Eye on Licensed Products

"Mario is still the greatest name in entertainment"

While the third-party retail game scene may be increasingly desolate on Wii U, it seems the download-only market is very much alive and kicking. There are a broad range of multi-platform and exclusive games on the way, from established and experienced Nintendo download developers to newcomers...