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News: Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Armature to share Unreal Engine 4 Wii U code

Though Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night won't arrive until 2017, the spiritual Castlevania successor led by Koji Igarashi has become an outstanding success in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Paypal. In fact, combining both sources it's now raised over $4 million, unlocking an exciting stretch goal in...

News: Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Extra Value Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures is one of a small group of Wii U exclusives, and arguably does more for the cause of the Wii U GamePad's unique capabilities than a number of Nintendo's own efforts. A collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, we gave it a strong recommendation in our review. It's a premium-priced...

Review: Vector Assault (Wii U eShop)

Vector Assault (Wii U eShop)

Identity theft

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the case of WizByte Games' Vector Assault, it isn't flattering. Heavily inspired by Geometry Wars - a game that in many ways helped usher in the era of downloadable console games - Vector Assault is not nearly as polished, addictive, or fun. While it's playable and functional on...

Video: Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Hung, drawn, & water-coloured

Nintendo's latest foray into its Art Academy series will no doubt appeal to the arty and the creatively-minded, but that's not the only audience that can benefit from Art Academy: Atelier (known as Art Academy: Home Studio in North America). This reporter has barely touched an art supply in ten years, and has never...

News: Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Not digging too deep, though

With SteamWorld Heist building up, well, steam for its release later this year, the studio's latest Q & A provides some further update on development progress, plans for E3 and planned pricing. As for E3, company CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson will be in LA to show off the game to the media, including your humble Nintendo...

Review: FullBlast (Wii U eShop)

FullBlast (Wii U eShop)

A blast from the past

Fullblast is the latest indie title to make the transition from mobile platforms onto Wii U, having been available on iOS and Android since the end of last year. Harking back to the days when arcades were king, Fullblast is an old school vertically scrolling shoot-em-up presented with modern 3D graphics. The gameplay remains...

Video: Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

"I like their wobbly movements"

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's crowdfunding drive has just three days to go and has raised over $3,700,000 at the time of writing. To drum up even more interest and perhaps encourage a final surge of backers, creator Koji Igarashi has published a video showing some off-screen footage from a very early version of...

News: USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

Should help developers to release globally quicker

We've highlighted in the past how obtaining age ratings can be a complicated and expensive process for Indie developers on tight budgets. While the ESRB service in North America is free and based online, complaints over the slower processes in PAL territories - which also cost a fair amount of money...

News: Momonga Pinball Adventures Is Bouncing And Flipping Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Momonga Pinball Adventures Is Bouncing And Flipping Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Another mobile title makes the jump

Update: D'oh. We've just realised that we actually reported on this back in 2013 - presumably Paladin Studios has reconfirmed the arrival of the game on the Wii U eShop. We'll find out and let you know when we know. Original story: Paladin Studios has revealed that its 2013 mobile title Momonga Pinball...

News: Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Nintendo of America boss is quite a fan, it seems

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be hitting Wii U and 3DS this year, and boy has it been a long time coming. The game was teased for Nintendo systems way back in 2012, but Nintendo was initially opposed to the idea - citing the game's "questionable religious content" as the reason for blocking a...

News: World of Goo and Little Inferno Developers Announce New Game - Human Resource Machine

World of Goo and Little Inferno Developers Announce New Game - Human Resource Machine

"A puzzle game for nerds"

Tomorrow Corporation - a studio set up by former members of World of Goo developer 2D Boy - has ended its relatively lengthy spell away from the spotlight to announce its next game - Human Resource Machine. Eager Wii U eShop gamers may remember its release that greeted the console launch - Little Inferno - which was a...

News: Curve Is Bringing RageSquid's Action Henk To The Wii U eShop

Curve Is Bringing RageSquid's Action Henk To The Wii U eShop

It figures

Curve Digital has revealed that it is bringing RageSquid's PC title Action Henk to consoles this Summer. The game features a wacky action figure who loves nothing more than racing across various environments in the quickest time possible. You'll be able to run, jump and butt-slide across 70 different levels, with the objective of shaving...

Review: Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun & Blue Moon (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun & Blue Moon (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Nothin' but net

In every long running game series, there's always "that" one game which greatly splits the fanbase. Usually due to a major overhaul of an aspect that flies in the face of series tradition, these black sheep games typically are wrongfully seen as a bad or disappointing release simply because they did something different. Mega Man...

Review: Rival Turf! (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Rival Turf! (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Pulls too many punches

Double Dragon may have kicked off the beat 'em up craze, but Capcom's Final Fight was the game that came out of nowhere and quickly became the measuring stick for the genre. So when Capcom had to cut the beloved cooperative play mode from the Super NES home version of the game, Japanese developer Jaleco decided that it would...