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News: Ryu, Roy and Famicom Colour R.O.B. amiibo Will Be Released On 18th March

Ryu, Roy and Famicom Colour R.O.B. amiibo Will Be Released On 18th March

Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta amiibo also confirmed

In the final Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS video presentation, series creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed more amiibo will be arriving in store soon and also confirmed amiibo development for the three newly announced fighters. Ryu from Street Fighter, Roy from the Fire Emblem series, and...

Review: Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (Wii U eShop / NES)

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (Wii U eShop / NES)

Nice videogame, shame about the plot

After dealing with that dark sword business Ryu Hayabusa might have hoped to put his feet up, but more evil schemes are in motion and so he must do his ninja thing once more. The powerup from the previous game that could provide duplicates to help in his quest has gone, but it turns out there is still another Ryu...

Rumour: Nintendo Software Technology Working On Free-To-Play amiibo Game, Could Be Switching To Mobile In The Future

Nintendo Software Technology Working On Free-To-Play amiibo Game, Could Be Switching To Mobile In The Future

Big changes happening at Nintendo's US-based studio

Nintendo Software Technology - as we've reported in the past - has endured a troubled history of late. The studio responsible for Wave Race: Blue Storm and Mario vs. Donkey Kong was once a major player in Nintendo's network of internal studios, but the costly disaster that was Proje

Nintendo Download: 17th December (Europe)

17th December (Europe)

Minecraft! Retro Mario! Onimusha Tactics! Loads of discounts! More!

Another week is underway and we have the Nintendo Download Update for Europe. This week the star attraction is undoubtedly Minecraft on Wii U, but there are also quite a few retro offerings and some intriguing download options, in addition to a huge number of 3DS HOME Themes and...

News: Minecraft Developer Acknowledges Demand for a Minecraft amiibo

Minecraft Developer Acknowledges Demand for a Minecraft amiibo

Now, wouldn't that be something

Minecraft: Wii U Edition was announced about a week ago and has been met with mixed opinion. Many say the port is too late and the suggested price will no doubt turn many away. Nonetheless, it's still exciting that a game that seems so well fit for the Wii U is finally making its way onto the eShop. It's also notable...

News: An ESRB Rating of Super Mario Galaxy for Wii U Has Been Spotted

An ESRB Rating of Super Mario Galaxy for Wii U Has Been Spotted

No, it's not an HD remake

It seems to be the case that timing video game ratings can be a struggle for many developers, and often leads to the game being outed ahead of an official confirmation. We've seen this numerous times in the past ahead of Virtual Console releases, and most recently, with the premature announcement that Minecraft would be...

News: Digital Foundry Gives a Thumbs Up to FAST Racing NEO

Digital Foundry Gives a Thumbs Up to FAST Racing NEO

"The end results are simply fantastic in motion"

FAST Racing NEO is out now on the Wii U eShop, and as far as we're concerned it's a fantastic racing game. It delivers pacey action and looks great, standing out one of the store's best titles and also helping to fill that sci-fi racing itch some may have. Intriguingly, our chums at Digital Foundry...

Rumour: PEGI Rating Outs the Development of a Tharsis Port for Wii U

PEGI Rating Outs the Development of a Tharsis Port for Wii U

The latest from Choice Provisions

Choice Provisions is a prolific studio responsible for engaging and quirky gameplay experiences. Titles such as Woah Dave!, the Bit. Trip Saga, and Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria, are its most notable releases and they've all done pretty well commercially and critically. Perhaps in an effort to provide...

Review: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Wii U eShop / NES)

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Wii U eShop / NES)

Tough but fun Ninja action - Part 2

For the first NES Ninja Gaiden game, Tecmo created a tough but fun action platformer. It was very different to the scrolling beat 'em up action of the arcade game, but people liked it; sales must have been good too, because Ryu Hayabusa returned for a second NES outing. Gameplay in Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword...

News: Development is Progressing Smoothly on The Deer God for Wii U

Development is Progressing Smoothly on The Deer God for Wii U

We're absolutely fawning over those visuals

As was revealed back in mid-September, The Deer God will be making its way to the Wii U eShop, courtesy of Mobot Studios. The 2.5D action platformer from Crescent Moon Games sees players exploring a beautiful world as a humble deer, with the ability to reincarnate as other animals. Though it's already been...

News: Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Didn't Release on Nintendo Platforms

Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Didn't Release on Nintendo Platforms

"The market isn't quite as healthy as it once was for us"

Renegade Kid is a studio that has been supporting Nintendo consoles since the days of the DS. It arguably rose to prominence in current generation, though, as a higher volume of releases and the visibility offered by the eShop has catapulted it to higher levels of success. Generally speaking,...

News: The New Shovel Knight Update Just Went Out on Wii U in Europe, 3DS Update Slightly Delayed

The New Shovel Knight Update Just Went Out on Wii U in Europe, 3DS Update Slightly Delayed

Paving the way for the amiibo

As many of you are aware, the Shovel Knight amiibo launches in Europe in about a week and in North America on 8th January. It'll bring a whole new wealth of features, such as a customizable knight, challenge stages, and co-op in the Wii U version. Yacht Club Games prepared an update to preempt the amiibo launch in...

Review: Medabots AX: Metabee & Rokusho (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Medabots AX: Metabee & Rokusho (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Medaboring

The previous Medabots game was an RPG which had some cool ideas and stayed quite true to the source material, but ultimately was undermined by a handful of major annoyances. Medabots AX, strangely enough, was actually originally released shortly before it, but this time around has seen the light of day second. Surprisingly, this game is...

Review: Kirby Mass Attack (Wii U eShop / DS)

Kirby Mass Attack (Wii U eShop / DS)

Safety in numbers

Known in Japan as Atsumete! Kirby, Kirby Mass Attack is the final title in the long-running HAL Laboratory series for the Nintendo DS. Originally released in 2011, Mass Attack moves away from traditional platform game design in preference of a completely touch-driven experience. Thankfully, unlike the original 2005 entry for DS –...

Nintendo Download: 10th December (North America)

10th December (North America)

SteamWorld Heist! FAST Racing NEO! Terraria! Devil's Third! More!

It's time for the North American Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week is full of enticing options. Two much-anticipated and terrific 'Nindie' download-only releases arrive on Wii U and 3DS, while each system also has a high profile retail release to consider. There are...

News: Minecraft: Wii U Edition Will Support the Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat, and USB Keyboards

Minecraft: Wii U Edition Will Support the Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat, and USB Keyboards

Taking the edge off

Minecraft: Wii U Edition was only announced a couple days ago, and naturally it's been the center of much attention. While it may be true that this is news that has been long-awaited, the unfortunate exclusion of GamePad inventory management has turned many potential buyers away from picking up this version. Additionally, the...

Video: Five Ways FAST Racing NEO Isn't F-Zero

Five Ways FAST Racing NEO Isn't F-Zero

That's not a bad thing

FAST Racing NEO is hitting the eShop on 10th December, and we've already shared our review in which we say it's downright excellent. We even mention F-Zero in the opening paragraph, yet the devil's in the detail - this is very much its own game, not a tribute act. Our video man Alex has decided to make this clear, so has...

Poll: Are You Excited About Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Or Is It Too Late?

Are You Excited About Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Or Is It Too Late?

Building the hype train

One of the great will-they-won't-they sagas of the Wii U generation has come to an end; Microsoft Studios is bringing Minecraft: Wii U Edition to the eShop on 17th December. The concept and the platform have long seemed suited for each other, yet such has been the wait for it to happen that smaller developers have attempted...

Review: Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Wii U eShop / DS)

Kirby: Power Paintbrush (Wii U eShop / DS)

Time has passed

Kirby: Power Paintbrush – also known as Canvas Curse in North America – was originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2005. Following the trend of many other franchises during this new generation of handheld gaming, the HAL Laboratory-developed title moved away from traditional platform game conventions by utilising the defining...

News: Medabots: Metabee and Rokusho Arrive on the Wii U North American VC This Thursday

Medabots: Metabee and Rokusho Arrive on the Wii U North American VC This Thursday

Filling that robot combat gap in the library

Medabots is a series that never really caught on much in the West. Something of a 'me-too' Pokémon series, the franchise instead focuses on building robot warrior Medabots instead of training monsters. It has some interesting ideas, such as how individual robot parts have their own health gauges, but...