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News: Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition is Wrestling Its Way to the Wii U eShop

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition is Wrestling Its Way to the Wii U eShop

Good times

If you're an eager download gamer that owns a PS3 or PS Vita, there's a decent chance that you've played Guacamelee by Drinkbox Studios; our partners at Push Square gave the action / platformer / brawler an 8/10 score in their review, describing it as "a fiery adventure for fans of platformers with a bit of a kick". The good news is that...

Interview: BNC Design Studios on Gemology, the Wii U eShop and Utilising the System's Capabilities

BNC Design Studios on Gemology, the Wii U eShop and Utilising the System's Capabilities

"There is no other platform that could support our games"

Just this week we revealed that Gemology is on the way to the Wii U eShop, another title from a new developer. In this case that company is BNC Design Studios, and those of you with good memories may recall that we spoke to its founder Jake Taylor about his desire to explore licensing...

Video: This Pier Solar HD Teaser Trailer Will Make You Weep Tears Of 16-Bit Joy

This Pier Solar HD Teaser Trailer Will Make You Weep Tears Of 16-Bit Joy

HD update of WaterMelon's retro RPG is shaping up nicely

Pier Solar HD is one of those Wii U eShop titles that we simply can't wait to get our hands on, having already played and enjoyed the Mega Drive / Genesis original. Developer WaterMelon has now released a new teaser for the HD edition, which not only ties in with the game's arrival on Steam...

News: Inti Creates Explains the Development Processes Behind Mighty No. 9

Inti Creates Explains the Development Processes Behind Mighty No. 9

Keiji Inafune gets at least one fresh build every month

In terms of Kickstarter success stories, Mighty No. 9 is undoubtedly in the top tier. With last year being an anniversary year for the Blue Bomber and Capcom making no moves to produce an official game, Keiji Inafune rather cleverly gauged the mood and seized the moment. As the figurehead well...

Exclusive: Gemology Dropping More Puzzle Action Onto The Wii U eShop

Gemology Dropping More Puzzle Action Onto The Wii U eShop

Online play and stage building planned as post-launch DLC

The Wii U eShop is, as all of the game announcements and emerging release dates make clear, getting close to a flurry of releases that may continue for much of 2014. It's a target store for established developers to some degree, but is also attracting plenty of newcomers to the industry. One...

Nintendo Download: 6th March (Europe)

6th March (Europe)

Pac-Man, Tappingo, Luigi discounts and more

A day later than normal — probably due to a public Holiday in Nintendo of Europe's homeland in Germany — we now have details of what will be gracing the Nintendo download platforms this week. There are some retail options on both Wii U and 3DS, the latest title from Goodbye Galaxy Games, the return of...

News: NES-Style Action Title Insanity's Blade Is Cutting A Bloody Path To The Wii U eShop

NES-Style Action Title Insanity's Blade Is Cutting A Bloody Path To The Wii U eShop

Creator Causal Bit Games is now approved for Wii U development

Last year, Canadian studio Causal Bit Games successfully kickstarted the excellently-named Insanity's Blade, a tribute to the 8-bit hack-and-slash platformers of yesteryear. Boasting action and RPG elements and 18 different levels to conquer, the game also features a VCR6-based...

News: KnapNok Games and Nifflas Collaborating on Wii U eShop Exclusive, "Affordable Space Adventure"

KnapNok Games and Nifflas Collaborating on Wii U eShop Exclusive, "Affordable Space Adventure"

"Hopefully we can show that the Wii U is great"

Enthusiastic download gamers making the most of the Wii U eShop will most likely have heard of both KnapNok Games and Nifflas. The former is the studio behind quirky party game Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party, which used the GamePad as the primary display and recreated humorous activities with Wii...

News: GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

Headed for Wii U Virtual Console

Following the trend of the past few weeks, another pair of Game Boy Advance titles — expected to arrive sometime soon on the Wii U Virtual Console — have been classified by Australian Classification Board. The classifications have revealed Super Mario Ball (also known as Mario Pinball Land) and Pac-Man...

News: MixedBag Confirms forma.8 for the Wii U eShop

MixedBag Confirms forma.8 for the Wii U eShop

Stylish space adventure on the way

Earlier this week we reported that Italian developer MixedBag was teasing a Wii U project, and the studio has now confirmed that it's bringing one of its two current projects — forma.8 — to the eShop; it's also coming to Vita, PS4, iOS, PC, Mac and Linux. It's yet more welcome news for the home console's...

News: Hush Is An RPG All About Courage, And It Could Be Coming To The Wii U eShop

Hush Is An RPG All About Courage, And It Could Be Coming To The Wii U eShop

Game Studio 78 is looking to bring its debut to Nintendo's system

The Wii U's appeal to indie developers continues, with Portuguese company Game Studio 78 being the next developer to pledge its support to the system. The fledgling studio is currently preparing an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for its first title, which goes by the name of Hush...

News: Ballpoint Universe Coming To The North American Wii U eShop On March 18th

Ballpoint Universe Coming To The North American Wii U eShop On March 18th

A scribble-driven adventure

While the retail side of Wii U isn't so dandy right now, the system’s digital library continues expanding at an impressive rate with a lot of indie developers pouncing on the favourable opportunities to be had. Part of the excitement is Arachnid Games' involvement, along with its side-scrolling shooter and platform...

News: Dutch Developer Ronimo Games Working On Swords & Soldiers II For Wii U

Dutch Developer Ronimo Games Working On Swords & Soldiers II For Wii U

A sequel to the 2009 WiiWare original

Ronimo Games is best known by Nintendo fans for its release of Swords & Soldiers on the WiiWare service back in 2009. Less acclaimed was the release of the 3D version of the game on the 3DS eShop last year. However way you've heard about the Netherlands-based studio and its side-scrolling strategy game, the...

News: Darksiders 2 Slashing Its Way Back to the EU eShop

Darksiders 2 Slashing Its Way Back to the EU eShop

Nordic Games "watching the Wii U situation"

Last April, Nordic Games picked up several of THQ's IPs including the Darksiders series. After almost a year's absence, the Austrian publisher has returned Darksiders 2 to the European Wii U eShop; according to business and product developer Reinhard Pollice, it is still continuing to monitor what he...

Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America)

27th February (North America)

Professor Layton, Renegade, Tappingo and farming

The time has come, North America, for details of the goodies that'll be available to download on the eShop stores this week. The latest Professor Layton title makes it's arrival on the 3DS, along with some other VC classics and downloadable delights. Without further ado, let's get to it. Missed the...

News: Italian Developer Mixed Bag Teasing a Wii U Reveal for 28th February

Italian Developer Mixed Bag Teasing a Wii U Reveal for 28th February

Its two current games look promising

In the continuing trend of download developers showing enthusiasm for the Wii U, Italian studio Mixed Bag has been in touch to tease a reveal for the system on 28th February — with the company's history of iOS and PC download software the eShop seems a likely destination. The official website for the company...

News: CastleStorm's First DLC Expansion, Outcast to Savior, Assaults the Wii U eShop This Week

CastleStorm's First DLC Expansion, Outcast to Savior, Assaults the Wii U eShop This Week

Second add-on "The Warrior Queen" still planned

Update: Mel Kirk of Zen Studios has confirmed that this DLC will cost $2.99 / €2.99 / £2.39. Original Article: The arrival of CastleStorm on the Wii U eShop last year likely delighted Nintendo download gamers that had been eagerly anticipating the Zen Studios title; its blend of tower defence and...