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Review: Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

Multi-sided gameplay

While Pure Chess became the first cross-platform multiplayer title on Nintendo eShop stores, Cubemen 2 arrives with a far more complex and potentially rewarding setup. Developer 3 Sprockets and publisher Nnooo have done an admirable job on a technical level, but importantly have also served up an entertaining real-time strategy...

News: Two Tribes Confirms That RIVE is Definitely Coming to Wii U

Two Tribes Confirms That RIVE is Definitely Coming to Wii U

Let there be no doubt

During the summer period Two Tribes, the studio best known for its Toki Tori titles that also restructured and started again earlier in the year, announced its new 2D shooter — RIVE. At the time Two Tribes told us that it was "gunning" for Wii U development, and the studio has now confirmed on Twitter and to us at EGX in...

News: Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Nintendo Confirms Final Week Details For Its Super Smashing eShop Sale

Donkey & Diddy Kong! Kirby! Pac-Man! Fox! More!

In the past three weeks Nintendo of America has run a series of discounts across the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores to celebrate characters from Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS, and it's now confirmed the final set before the brawler arrives on the portable. This week's selection includes some...

News: Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console Débuts

Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U Virtual Console Débuts

Coming in the next two weeks

Details for Nintendo's Download Update in North America have been announced, and as is now tradition the company has provided a teaser of titles coming soon. This week's reveals are arguably the best yet of these previews. We have two iconic Castlevania titles coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in the next two weeks,...

Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America)

25th September (North America)

Hyrule Warriors, Mario Golf Advance, discounts and more

It's that time again, North America, and a little later than normal this week. There's a major Wii U retail release for Zelda and action fans, an enjoyable slice of Game Boy Advance goodness along with some discounts and assorted other goodies. Let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo...

News: Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon

Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon

So impress. Wow such tempt. Much memes.

Following on from their Wii U eShop debut with mediocre brain bamboozler IQ Test, Ninja Pig Studios has revealed some early details of Meme Run, which will be their next game developed in Unity and promises to be one of the more subversive games in the short time that Nintendo has welcomed indies using Web...

Review: KickBeat: Special Edition (Wii U eShop)

KickBeat: Special Edition (Wii U eShop)

The first Wii U title to feature Papa Roach!

After reviewing the newest tables for its meticulously-detailed Zen Pinball 2, we were in for a totally different experience from Budapest-based Zen Studios when KickBeat: Special Edition hit the eShop. Rather than a realistic recreation of a real-life activity, KickBeat is a zany martial arts rhythm

News: Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Distribution Service For The UK And Europe

Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Distribution Service For The UK And Europe

Pick your game and DLC, get a unique download code

For some time now, you've been able to walk into your typical European high street games retailer and buy download cards — like the ones shown above — for 3DS and Wii U eShop titles. However, Nintendo is looking to dramatically expand the remit of this in-store service by offering an even more...

Review: Darts Up (Wii U eShop)

Darts Up (Wii U eShop)

Bully for you

Many reading this may be aware that this title was previously released on the 3DS as Darts Up 3D, and you might be expecting a more fleshed-out experience on the Wii U’s considerably more powerful hardware. As it stands, this version of the pub-game simulator is largely the same as the portable instalment. You aim with the...

Review: Wild Guns (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Wild Guns (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

True Bit

The Wild West is a fantastic setting for a video game. Rugged gunslingers, drunken shootouts, limited presence of the law and a surplus of criminals lend to a volatile and rowdy backdrop for a tense, controller-gripping time. In the case of Wild Guns it takes the Steampunk route, injecting hostile machinery and advanced weaponry into the...

News: Shovel Knight Triumphantly Exits Final Testing Phase For International Release

Shovel Knight Triumphantly Exits Final Testing Phase For International Release

"We’ll be shipping up and shipping it out the door!"

North American players have been playing — and enjoying — the excellent Shovel Knight for what feels like an eternity now, but the game still hasn't launched in other parts of the world. Thankfully, the wait for non-Americans is finally drawing to a close, as developer Yacht Club Games has...

Nintendo Download: 25th September (Europe)

25th September (Europe)

Fantasy Life, Art of Balance, FIFA(!), loads of discounts and much more

It's time to brighten our Mondays with the European Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week serves up a lot of options across the Wii U, 3DS and even DSi. There's a major retail arrival on 3DS, new titles on both eShop platforms along with Virtual Console entries,...

Review: Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Wii U eShop / NES)

Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Wii U eShop / NES)

It's good to be bad

Although many people are familiar with the Red Arremers, the notoriously persistent enemies from the Ghosts 'n Goblins games, not many seem to be aware that one particular Arremer also starred in several games of his own. The first Gargoyle's Quest was released on the 3DS Virtual Console a while back, and now we've finally...

News: Giana Sisters 2 In Development, Could Be Coming To Wii U As Early As Next Year

Giana Sisters 2 In Development, Could Be Coming To Wii U As Early As Next Year

Black Forest Games fills us in

Nintendo Life editor Tom Whitehead is currently lording it up at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, but fear not — in-between consuming vast amounts of alcohol from a beer stein and gorging himself with tasty bratwurst, he continues to have the best interests of Nintendo Life at heart, and to that end has been...

News: Nintendo Reveals Details on the Third Week of its Super Smashing Sale on the NA eShop

Nintendo Reveals Details on the Third Week of its Super Smashing Sale on the NA eShop

Pokémon! Metroid! Wii Fit! Oh my!

Nintendo of America is continuing its promise of low, low prices for its Super Smashing eShop sale, a four-week string of promotions set out to celebrate the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Be sure to make the most of what Nintendo has to offer for this week. The following games are...

Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop)

SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop)

Feeling a bit Flappy

It's difficult to review RCMADIAX's new title SPIKEY WALLS in a rational fashion – without any context, one could easily write, "This is a Flappy Bird clone," and it would be exactly correct. SPIKEY WALLS accomplishes everything it sets out to do. You control a flappy bug by pressing the A button to navigate a never-ending...