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Nintendo Download: 6th November (North America)

6th November (North America)

Sportsball, The Swapper, Pikmin movies, GBA Mario, Sonic discounts and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, as we have more downloadable treats to consider. Some arrivals dropped onto the eShop stores following this week's Nintendo Direct broadcast, while there are a host of additional attractive options for Wii U and 3DS landing today...

News: Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wii U and 3DS

Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wii U and 3DS

Pikmin 3 demo also released

Pikmin 3 has clearly been a title of great personal importance to Shigeru Miyamoto, a point highlighted by the recent Tokyo International Film Festival première of three short films that the legendary game designer has overseen. These animated shorts allowed Miyamoto-san to step away from games and work on a fresh...

News: Nintendo Highlights Huge Indie Line-up for Winter and Beyond

Nintendo Highlights Huge Indie Line-up for Winter and Beyond

Lots and lots of games

It's little secret to Nintendo gamers that the eShop platforms on Wii U and 3DS — particularly the former — have picked up a lot of steam in 2014. Both Nintendo of America and Europe (in their respective Direct broadcasts) took the opportunity to highlight just that, showing off games out now and on the way. In Europe...

News: The Original NES Duck Hunt Is Coming Soon To The Virtual Console On Wii U

The Original NES Duck Hunt Is Coming Soon To The Virtual Console On Wii U

No dogs laughing at this

Since Duck Hunt Duo — simply known as Duck Hunt in North America — emerged as a part of the character line-up in the latest Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS, fans have been holding out for the return of the classic pairing in some other way or form; now that very day has arrived. Nintendo has revealed the 1984...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching In Europe On 2nd January 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching In Europe On 2nd January 2015

70 stages also showcased

The latest Nintendo Direct has revealed that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will now launch across Europe on 2nd January 2015. The release date previously listed for this region was the 9th, so this will no doubt come as welcome news for Wii U owners located in PAL regions who were eager to get stuck into what appears to be...

Review: Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Wii U eShop)

Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Wii U eShop)

Build me up and tear me down

While playing Pier Solar and the Great Architects, it’s important to consider what a labour of love the title really is. With origins as a Sega CD homebrew project from the now-defunct Sega fansite Eidolon’s Inn, it was originally meant to star members of that website’s "Tavern" message board before evolving into a...

News: Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Shovel Knight Now Available In Europe On The Wii U And 3DS eShops

Release day has arrived!

While North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight since June, Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe have been waiting for the release of the title in their own region for some time now. With what's likely to be the final Nintendo Direct presentation for the year now out of the way, European Wii U and 3DS owners...

News: Paper Monsters Recut Now Pencilled In For 13th November in Europe

Paper Monsters Recut Now Pencilled In For 13th November in Europe

Another download fighting for your eShop credit

The Wii U eShop has had its share of enjoyable releases recently, and another to make its presence felt is Paper Monsters Recut, a platformer originally released on smart devices that has been re-purposed and improved for the home console. It arrived in North America in mid-October, though publisher...

Review: Devil World (Wii U eShop / NES)

Devil World (Wii U eShop / NES)

Heaven a good time

As far as obscure releases within the NES library go, Devil World is certainly one of the most interesting. Originally released in Japan in 1984 and in Europe in 1987, this is a title that to this day has never been available to purchase in North America — not even through the wonders of Nintendo’s Virtual Console service...

Review: My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Wii U eShop)

My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Wii U eShop)

Bad hair day

In the grand scheme of things, hairdressers can seem pretty insignificant, but deep down they hold the secret, terrible capacity to utterly ruin your entire week. You put your faith into them and trust that they know what they're doing, or else just one bad haircut will stick with you for a month. If a new generation of these stylistic...

News: Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for Wii U Version Through Kickstarter Campaign

Moon Chronicles Developer Seeking Interest for Wii U Version Through Kickstarter Campaign

Fly Wii to the moon

Developer Renegade Kid is asking the Twitter community if they'd be interested in supporting a possible Kickstarter campaign they have in mind. The campaign is suggested for a Wii U version of Moon Chronicles, which was released earlier this year on the 3DS eShop. No details about whether or not this potential title would be...

News: uWordSmith Is In Development Exclusively For The Wii U

uWordSmith Is In Development Exclusively For The Wii U

Coming to the US this December for $1.99

If you’ve ever wanted to be a writer, perhaps this upcoming Wii U eShop release will let you start to make those dreams a reality (on a very basic level). uWordSmith is a new puzzle game for Wii U by Temple of Yog developer CHUDCHUD Industries. The creator, Cody Diefenthaler, has been promoting the project...

Interview: Still Games Discusses Kickstarting a Legendary Tale With Animal Gods

Still Games Discusses Kickstarting a Legendary Tale With Animal Gods

"You are called upon to save the Gods"

Over recent weeks our Kickstarter summaries (which will resume this weekend) have featured Animal Gods, an intriguing project from US developer Still Games. Though listed for PC, Mac and Linux, as is the norm on the crowdfunding platform, the developer has also included the Wii U in its core goal, placing...

Showcase: Exploring Runbow - The Depths of 13AM Games’ 9-Player Platformer

Exploring Runbow - The Depths of 13AM Games’ 9-Player Platformer

“Why settle for eight when you can have nine?”

Runbow is a nine-player, fast-paced mutliplayer platforming game developed by 13AM Games that's coming to the Wii U eShop next year, and looks to be a very promising example of indie development for Nintendo. The guys working on the game are nothing if not ambitious, and we managed to get some...

News: Electronic Super Joy: Groove City Bringing Mayhem To The Wii U eShop

Electronic Super Joy: Groove City Bringing Mayhem To The Wii U eShop

Help JoJo reclaim her Laser-Nipples!

Michael Todd revealed today that he'll be bringing a port of his mischievous platformer Electronic Super Joy: Groove City to the Wii U eShop soon. The game has already received many positive ratings within the Steam community so it should be one to watch out for. The basic plot of the game involves a gia

News: Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers

Moving Player Announces Game Adaptation And Publishing Program “Xport” For Indie Developers

Rakoo’s Adventure for Wii U also revealed

With Cosmophony for Wii U now available to the masses, Moving Player is looking towards a bigger and brighter future with its latest announcement at Game Connection Europe 2014; a console game adaption and publishing program for indie developers. The new program known as "Xport", allows indie developers...

Review: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

A perfect harmony?

The Wii U eShop is becoming an embarrassment of riches, with a robust library of indie titles complemented by a growing lineup of strong Virtual Console games. Konami's Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is the second of three Castlevania titles released on the Game Boy Advance, and while it controls and plays similarly to its...