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News: Retro-Inspired Adventure Platformer Lobodestroyo Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Retro-Inspired Adventure Platformer Lobodestroyo Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Nintendo 64-style game includes Wii U in main target

While it has its critics, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is a becoming a prominent stepping-off point for encouraging game development projects that need a helping hand. Often these games can draw from sources of inspiration not necessarily deemed profitable to a publisher but, nevertheless,...

News: The Girl and the Robot is Officially Coming to Wii U

The Girl and the Robot is Officially Coming to Wii U

Reaches Kickstarter stretch goal with just hours to go

Last week we reported that indie developer, Flying Carpets, had added a Wii U eShop stretch goal to its Kickstarter campaign for The Girl and the Robot, after achieving the project's initial goal of $15,000 CAD. The title, which draws inspiration from classic games such as The Legend of Zelda:...

Review: Coaster Crazy Deluxe (Wii U eShop)

Coaster Crazy Deluxe (Wii U eShop)

Not so crazy after all

Hold on to your coaster cars, Nintendo fans, because with the release of Coaster Crazy Deluxe for the Wii U eShop, gaming just got a whole lot crazier….or did it? Frontier’s latest iOS port proves that despite Nintendo’s concerted efforts to simplify the process for converting indie titles to Wii U, some games are better...

Developer Session: Nifflas and Ripstone Talk Over Design Principles, Age Ratings and What's Next

Nifflas and Ripstone Talk Over Design Principles, Age Ratings and What's Next

"It’s a hobby that just kind of escalated"

Just last week we published the first part of our chat with Nifflas, in which the game designer — full name Nicklas Nygren — outlined many of the ideas that form upcoming Wii U eShop title Knytt Underground. We learnt a great deal about the complexity and depth that the title is striving for, in the...

Review: The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths (Wii U eShop)

The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths (Wii U eShop)

A breezy, scenic walk

The history of The Mysterious Cities of Gold is pretty wild. When the French-Japanese animated series ended its first run in 1983, the Famicom hadn’t even premiered in Japan. Fast forward about 30 years, and now not only has the show picked up where it left off, it’s even following in the tried and true tradition of video...

Nintendo Download: 28th November (Europe)

28th November (Europe)

Mario's 3D adventure arrives, 3D SEGA Classics and a lot more

It's Monday, which means that the European Nintendo Download will give us a pleasing start to the week. On the way, most notably, is Mario's critically acclaimed 3D début on the Wii U, while the 3D classics from SEGA finally arrive in the West for the first time; in addition we also...

News: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Festival of Magic

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Festival of Magic

Previous episodic structure appears to be abandoned

Earlier in the year we told you all about Festival of Magic and conducted an interview with developer SnowCastle Games. Confirmed for Wii U, it's a game that promises to deliver a throwback JRPG experience — with some tweaks — that'll include turn-based battles, while also incorporating...

News: Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Miiverse and Streetpass integration announced

The crew over at Yacht Clubs Games are still putting their backs into the development of Shovel Knight, according to a recent Kickstarter update. The team has offered a list of some of the current features it's working on, with a couple that'll be exclusive to the Nintendo versions of the game. In...

Developer Session: We Chat to Nifflas About His Knytt Underground Vision

We Chat to Nifflas About His Knytt Underground Vision

"I would say it’s a beautiful, slow-paced experience, very ambient."

We've emphasized in recent times that there are a good number of intriguing download-only titles coming to the Wii U eShop, bringing a variety of experiences to the fore. One that could be particularly involving and complex for players to tackle may be Knytt Underground, a...

Review: Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

As deep as the ocean

Koei released quite an arsenal of strategy titles during the 16-bit era, many of them on the Super Nintendo console. While the original Uncharted Waters laid the foundation, its sequel New Horizons picked up right where it left off and managed to add quite a few new game play ideas to the mix to form one of the most in-depth and...

Nintendo Download: 21st November (North America)

21st November (North America)

Mario, Zelda, Crazy Coasters, EDGE, discounted Mega Man and much more

It's Nintendo Download update time again, North America, and this week brings two long awaited retail releases on the Wii U and 3DS, a new Mario Party game, plenty of reduced price Mega Man and some promising download-only content on the Wii U, in particular. There's plenty to...

Review: EDGE (Wii U eShop)

EDGE (Wii U eShop)

Simple but multi-sided

Two Tribes, in bringing its Classics series to the Wii U eShop, is among the first to deliver inexpensive experiences — especially with launch promotional prices — that have primarily made their home on other platforms for a good period of time. The updated edition of Toki Tori is based on its PC brethren, while now we...

News: Hyper Light Drifter May Include Mode 7 Mode, Creator Was Deadly Serious About SNES "Demake"

Hyper Light Drifter May Include Mode 7 Mode, Creator Was Deadly Serious About SNES "Demake"

It's about time remakes went the opposite direction

Anyone who has ever played the original Super Mario Kart or F-Zero on the SNES will recall the glorious Mode 7 graphical effect. Its ground-breaking rotating backgrounds had a way of inducing disorientation and ecstasy in players, like a 16-bit drug of the highest order. SNES lover Alex Preston,...

News: FAST Racing NEO To Feature 'Hyper Real Graphics'

FAST Racing NEO To Feature 'Hyper Real Graphics'

Shin’en to use 4K - 8K textures within the game

Shin’en’s recently announced Wii U eShop title FAST Racing NEO will feature “hyper real graphics” according to a tweet made by the developer earlier today. The follow up to 2011’s FAST Racing - League for WiiWare, will use between 4K and 8K textures to impress from a technical standpoint...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Developer Aims to Deliver the Same Experience Across All Platforms

Hyper Light Drifter Developer Aims to Deliver the Same Experience Across All Platforms

Off-TV play is an aim on Wii U, while 8- 16-Bit difficulty is planned

We were rather pleased to confirm, in October, that Hyper Light Drifter had successfully reached a Wii U stretch goal in its successful crowdfunding campaign. Successful is putting in mildly, however, as the project raised $645,158 from an initial goal of $27,000; it's due in...

News: ZaciSa's Last Stand Blasting Towards the Wii U eShop

ZaciSa's Last Stand Blasting Towards the Wii U eShop

It's tower defence in space, so actually 'space-base' defence

A number of upcoming download-only games have been highlighted for the Wii U eShop in recent weeks and months, some of which by Nintendo in its own trailers. Naturally there are more projects yet to be widely seen, however, with one example likely to be ZaciSa's Last Stand by ZeNfA...

Nintendo Download: 21st November (Europe)

21st November (Europe)

Zelda arrives, Sonic demos, discounted Rayman, Wii U EDGE and much more

It's a full on Nintendo Download week, Europe, with the lineup kicking off our Monday with a bewildering range of options. We have some big-name retail titles arriving, three intriguing Wii U eShop download-only releases, a hugely attractive Rayman discount and a lot more...