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Nintendo Download: 20th June (North America)

20th June (North America)

Luigi, Wario, tanks fighting bugs, X Zone craziness and much more

It's that time again, North America, when your Nintendo systems groan under the weight of new download offerings cramming up virtual servers. That's not always strictly accurate, but is this week, with plenty of new titles available on Wii U and 3DS, with a sequel even gracing...

News: Club Nintendo Confirms Luigi Pin Contest For New Super Luigi U Downloads

Club Nintendo Confirms Luigi Pin Contest For New Super Luigi U Downloads

And double coins, too

New Super Luigi U arrives in this week's Nintendo Download update, arriving on 20th June — at midnight in some regions — as DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U. An update for the retail title will arrive in time for Luigi's arrival, which will allow you to access the new content — a copy of Mario Bros. U is mandatory for this...

News: Steampunk Puzzle Platformer Teslagrad Looks Gorgeous, And It's Coming To Wii U

Steampunk Puzzle Platformer Teslagrad Looks Gorgeous, And It's Coming To Wii U

Magnetic attraction

Norwegian indie studio Rain Games has revealed that its forthcoming 2D puzzle platformer Teslagrad is headed to the Wii U eShop. The Nintendo version of the game will launch alongside the other editions later this year. Set in a steampunk world governed by electromagnetic forces, Teslagrad places you in the shoes of a young boy...

Feature: A Miiverse Adventure With Mega Man X

A Miiverse Adventure With Mega Man X

Time for some Megan Man, er, Mega Man

A little while ago we reviewed Mega Man X on the Wii U Virtual Console, and liked it a lot. We happen to think this is a brilliant game, but it may nevertheless seem peculiar to those encountering it for the first time. We decided to try and see the game through fresh eyes while working on the review, and below...

News: Toki Tori 2 Miiverse Drawing Contest Flutters Into Round Two

Toki Tori 2 Miiverse Drawing Contest Flutters Into Round Two

Getting historical

A little over a week ago we reported on an interesting Toki Tori 2 Miiverse drawing contest that was launched by Two Tribes, aiming to encourage the talented artists in the game's community to share even more creations. The prize is a grand one, with winning drawings set to appear as cave drawings in the game. The contest is...

Review: Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Wii U eShop)

Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Wii U eShop)

A muddled experience

In early 2012, Mutant Mudds hit the 3DS eShop, and we loved it. Its faux-retro sprite design and satisfying difficulty made for a great gaming experience, as did the fact that it actually used the 3D effect in an interesting way; our hero Max could leap forward and backward through the background layers in order progress through...

News: Former Rare Staffer Chris Seavor Hints At Wii U Development

Former Rare Staffer Chris Seavor Hints At Wii U Development

Is the Conker creator working on Nintendo's console?

Chris Seavor — otherwise known as the man who created Conker's Bad Fur Day — has already stated that Wii U development interests him a great deal. However, he's now given his most convincing indication yet that he has something in the works for Nintendo's system. When asked on Twitter if he...

Review: Spelunker (Wii U eShop / NES)

Spelunker (Wii U eShop / NES)

Deeper underground

Ask a few western gamers about Spelunker and it's likely that barely any of them will have heard of the game, despite it being originally developed by an American company. Ask Japanese gamers, though, and it's a completely different story — the game is very well known to them and is joked about online all the time, though not...

Review: Mega Man 4 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 4 (Wii U eShop / NES)

The Blue Bomber jumps onto the GamePad

In 1991 the world got a fourth entry in what had quickly shaped up to be one of the NES's most popular series. This game was Mega Man 4, and expectations were high. After all, the first game laid down a solid — if static — template that resonated very well with gamers, the second game refined the formula...

Review: Yoshi (Wii U eShop / NES)

Yoshi (Wii U eShop / NES)

Not very eggciting

With so many tile-matching games available on so many different gaming platforms, it’s surprising to see that, despite the Wii U launching six months ago, there have yet to be any released on the new console. Nintendo has finally decided to fill that empty gap with the Virtual Console release of Yoshi, an NES era puzzler...

Nintendo Download: 13th June (North America)

13th June (North America)

Mudds, mighty switching, Game Gear goodies and more

As the E3 madness settles down to daily regular madness, we have the reliable and steady Nintendo Download news to enjoy. This week is a strong one in North America, with both the Wii U and 3DS eShop services hosting games from Renegade Kid and WayForward, while the Game Gear also returns on the...

News: Over 1,000 Parties Interested In Developing For Wii U Since Nintendo Web Framework Announcement

Over 1,000 Parties Interested In Developing For Wii U Since Nintendo Web Framework Announcement

Lots of indie developers want to get on board

Nintendo announced the Nintendo Web Framework during the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco in March. Essentially, it provides a method of developing software for Wii U by using open web technologies like HTML5 and JavaScript. Since then it appears to have been a hit with small developers as...

Review: Mega Man 3 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 3 (Wii U eShop / NES)

The Blue Bomber jumps onto the GamePad

It's fitting that Mega Man 3 introduces our hero's antagonistic, cocksure older brother Proto Man, as the game itself seems to eternally duke it out with its own brother Mega Man 2 for the coveted title of Best in Series. But wherever you may fall on the question, there's no doubt that this third installment in...

News: Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Is Also Coming To Wii U

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Is Also Coming To Wii U

More Oddworld? Yes please

Following yesterday's announcement that Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N' Tasty is coming to the Wii U eShop, Oddworld Inhabitants revealed that Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is also making its way to the Wii U's digital store. The game is a high definition port, with the original already having enjoyed success on the Xbox...

Review: Mega Man 2 (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mega Man 2 (Wii U eShop / NES)

The Blue Bomber jumps onto the GamePad

In 1987, Capcom released the original Mega Man. It was well-received by both gamers and critics, but it was not much of a financial success. Over the course of the next year, however, Mega Man 2 was developed as a labour of love by Keiji Inafune and his team, alongside other projects that were expected to be...