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News: Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Pure Chess gets the 3DS eShop in Check, too

Last week's Nintendo Direct "Indie Showcase" sizzle reel included a good number of new releases confirmed for the Wii U eShop. Two of these are being published by Ripstone, Knytt Undergound and Pure Chess, and the publisher has now confirmed that both are targeting a release of late 2013/early 2014...

Talking Point: The "Indie Spotlight" Was A Bright Point of Nintendo Direct, But More is Needed

The "Indie Spotlight" Was A Bright Point of Nintendo Direct, But More is Needed

Both sides of the Atlantic should make noise for the Wii U eShop

Last week's major Nintendo Direct, by which we mean the full-fat multi-game broadcast on 7th August, served up the odd surprise and some release dates, with plenty also left in the tank for future presentations. What was certainly surprising, and one of the most popular news articles...

Review: Art Academy: SketchPad (Wii U eShop)

Art Academy: SketchPad (Wii U eShop)

A masterpiece or sketchy at best?

One of the most fascinating things about Miiverse is how Nintendo is paying such close attention to it. Not just in the sense that it is regularly updating it, but rather the company is actually listening to what its consumers are saying on the platform. It's remarkably unusual for a company that until now had been...

News: Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope Could Come to Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Met

Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope Could Come to Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Met

The Metroidvania-style title has already hit its original goal

Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope is an interesting-looking sidescroller that takes much influence from the classic Super Nintendo title Super Metroid. Only a few days ago its developer Matt White set up a Kickstarter campaign for the project and aimed to obtain $15,000 to bring the title...

News: TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition Screeching into The Wii U eShop Next Month

TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition Screeching into The Wii U eShop Next Month

Start your engines

The Wii U is currently in short supply of racing games but that's all set to change next month when TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition drifts into the eShop. Essentially, it's a battle-racing game not too dissimilar to classic titles like Micro Machines and R.C. Pro-Am and looks like a perfect excuse for some high octane...

Out Now: Art Academy: SketchPad Arrives, Right on Time, in North America and Europe

Art Academy: SketchPad Arrives, Right on Time, in North America and Europe

Not a drawn out release after all

Earlier in the week, as part of a Nintendo Direct broadcast, it was confirmed that Art Academy: SketchPad would be coming to the Wii U eShop today, 9th August. It's a drawing app that incorporates some of what will eventually be a full Art Academy title for the system, and includes various tools and full Miiverse...

News: Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Still room for improvement

In recent months, whenever Nintendo's financial figures and sales have been making the news, a common thread has been an emphasis on the continuing growth of the company's digital revenues. What began with encouraging but flawed platforms on the Wii and DSi has progressed to more rounded, impressive offerings with the...

Nintendo Download: 8th August (North America)

8th August (North America)

DuckTales returns, Bumpie has a party, Mario & Luigi are dreamy and more

It's that time again, North America, with some juicy Wii U and 3DS options coming your way in this week's Nintendo Download update. There's some nice variety, too, with a platforming remake, quirky mini-game collection and a bonkers RPG among the options. Let's get to the...

News: Classic Retro Titles Coming To North American eShop Later This Year

Classic Retro Titles Coming To North American eShop Later This Year

Super Mario Bros. 3 will be on both Wii U and 3DS

During today's Nintendo Direct it was announced that North America will be getting some timeless classics made available on the eShop. Broadcasting from the Nintendo Treehouse - we're not sure if it's actually a real treehouse - Erik Peterson confirmed five titles will be coming later this year...

News: Art Academy Sketchpad App Coming To The Wii U On 9th August

Art Academy Sketchpad App Coming To The Wii U On 9th August

Picasso who?

Since the launch of the Miiverse community on the Wii U, we have seen an incredible amount of artwork from talented artists across the globe; you can catch a small glimpse of the amazing illustrations in our Miiverse feature. Last month, Nintendo announced it'd be releasing an Art Academy app for the Wii U this summer; sticking to its...

News: Nintendo Unleashes an Awesome Sizzle Reel of Upcoming Wii U eShop Titles

Nintendo Unleashes an Awesome Sizzle Reel of Upcoming Wii U eShop Titles

There are a lot of them

Not too long ago Nintendo of America's Dan Adelman stated that 20-30 "new Indie games" could come to the Wii U eShop by the end of the year. Based on a sizzle reel released by Nintendo of Europe and broadcast as part of today's Nintendo Direct presentation, that number seems entirely feasible. Below are all of the games...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Presentation Live

Watch The North American Presentation Live

Come for the games, stay for the banter

It's been a while, hasn't it? But fear not, a new Nintendo Direct is upon us, containing juicy news relating to "previously announced" Wii U and 3DS titles. You can watch the entire broadcast on this very page, and we'll be supplying blow-by-blow coverage as well. You can also chat freely with other Nintendo...

Review: Harvest Moon (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Harvest Moon (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Barnstorming

Early wake ups, extensive hours, back-breaking labour and ever-vulnerable to unpredictable weather patterns – farming doesn't sound like the most tantalising profession on paper. Way back when, however, developer Natsume clearly caught a glimpse of the positive aspects of the job and was inspired to create one of gaming's most beloved...

Review: Cloudberry Kingdom (Wii U eShop)

Cloudberry Kingdom (Wii U eShop)

Maddeningly brilliant

Cloudberry Kingdom has never left anyone in doubt — it wants to test and infuriate gamers. Yes, there are easier options and levels, but its trump card is filling a screen with what looks like an impassable range of obstacles and then teasing the gamer with the hint of a possibility that it can be beaten. It's a cruel,...

News: Rex Rocket Confirmed to be Flying Onto Wii U

Rex Rocket Confirmed to be Flying Onto Wii U

To arrive after the PC release in January 2014

Rex Rocket is a title that came to our attention earlier in the year, and it successfully passed its crowdfunding target for a PC release with the developer — Castle Pixel — keen to also bring it to Wii U and 3DS. In our interview with the studio's Robert Maher, he explained that "bringing Rex...