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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...

News: Natsume Is Bringing Smartphone Title Ninja Strike To The Wii U eShop

Natsume Is Bringing Smartphone Title Ninja Strike To The Wii U eShop

Will be showing it off at E3

Natsume has just confirmed the titles it will be showing off at E3, and among them you'll spot a new name: Ninja Strike. Before you get your hopes up, it's not some exciting simulation of what it must have been like in ancient Japan when the Shogun's best assassins decided to down tools over low pay - instead, it's a...

Nintendo Download: 4th June (North America)

4th June (North America)

Pip, Cube Life, AVGN on 3DS, Lord of Magna, DSiWare rebirth and more

It's that time again, North America, for the latest Nintendo Download Update details, and this week is varied and a tad bizarre. We have an eagerly anticipated eShop platformer, a world-building title aiming to bring a bit of Minecraft-style glamour to the home console, while the...

Video: Check Out This Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Speed Run

Check Out This Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Speed Run

New video shows extended puzzling gameplay

We first heard that first-person puzzler Q.U.B.E. - The Director's Cut would be arriving on the Wii U back in April 2013. You'd be forgiven if you had forgotten all about this intriguing Portal 2-style game, but thankfully GRIP Games hasn't given up on the idea of a Wii U release; we're assured that it wil

Review: Adventures of Pip (Wii U eShop)

Adventures of Pip (Wii U eShop)

It's Pip to be square

Pixel art has certainly not disappeared into the mists of gaming history. If anything, in our nostalgia-heavy age of reboot-a-thoning, the pixelated style holds its place firmly as a manageable form that can evoke those classic retro feels, whether by intention or not. While it's a sound gimmick, it's not as often that we see...

Video: RIVE's Latest Explosive Trailer Invents An Entirely New Word For Destruction

RIVE's Latest Explosive Trailer Invents An Entirely New Word For Destruction

"SHMUPSTRAVAGANZA" indeed

Two Tribes has just launched the latest trailer - amusingly dubbed "SHMUPSTRAVAGANZA" - for its shooter RIVE, and it's so packed with pyrotechnics you might want to don a pair of shades before clicking the "play" button. The trailer contains content that has been added since the game was shown off at PAX, and shows off...

Review: Flying Warriors (Wii U eShop / NES)

Flying Warriors (Wii U eShop / NES)

"I won’t stop at this"

Culture Brain USA's NES title, Flying Warriors, draws its inspiration from the previous North American release in the Hiryū no Ken series which debuted in 1988, Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll. Starring a Shorinji Kempo warrior named Rick Stalker, the story basically mirrors the tale of the original NES entry, with the...

News: Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Putting those fears to bed

Yooka-Layee's amazing Kickstarter campaign has ensured that Rare fans will be getting the next best thing to a Banjo-Kazooie sequel, but some supporters have expressed doubts about the size of the adventure, given that the game will retail for a low price and - comparatively-speaking, at least - its budget remains modest...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Has A Dramatic Impact On eShop Charts

Humble Nindie Bundle Has A Dramatic Impact On eShop Charts

All change in the top 10

The Humble Nindie Bundle has been a massive success - despite the lack of cross-region availability - and has, at the time of writing, raised $618,463.11 over more than 67,000 bundles. If you needed any further indication of its popularity, you need look no futher than this week's Wii U and 3DS eShop charts. While Splatoon...

News: Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Virtual gravestones are on the agenda

In a trend typified by titles such as Mighty No. 9 and current crowdfunding effort Yooka-Laylee, hugely respected veteran developers are forming teams to bring retro back. Or, if not retro, a return to classic design that isn't necessarily enough of a sure thing to receive backing from major publishers...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games

Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games

Two for Wii U and one for 3DS

After a week the Humble Nindie Bundle has raised over $500,000 and sold more than 58,000 bundles; eShop gamers in the Americas have had the option of paying whatever they want for three games, or adding an extra five titles by paying just $10 - some have been voluntarily paying much more, of course. It's a first for...

News: The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

The Latest SteamWorld Ambassador Challenge Seeks Your Witty Social Media Ideas

#wittytagline

Image & Form has been running a series of SteamWorld Ambassador Challenges every two weeks, with lucky winners set to receive copies of SteamWorld Heist on all available platforms later this year. Contests so far have included designing hats for robots and thinking up witty one-liners, accommodating those with creative minds and...

Video: Here's All Your Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Video Content In One Handy Place

Here's All Your Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Video Content In One Handy Place

Moving images are fun!

Nintendo's final Direct broadcast before E3 was something of a surprise - we knew the Japanese event was happening but the Western Nintendo Direct Micro came out of nowhere. Still, when it delivered so much new-game goodness, it's hard to grumble about being blindsided - even if poor old Tom had to be shackled to his PC...

Video: Teaser Trailer Illuminates Forthcoming Wii U JRPG Project Light

Teaser Trailer Illuminates Forthcoming Wii U JRPG Project Light

Turn-based combat in a cyberpunk world

Indie developer Neko.Works has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming Wii U eShop JRPG, Project Light. Inspired by "mid '90s classics" such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII and Secret of Mana, Project Light takes place in a cyberpunk-style city ruled over by an evil empire. The main protagonist teams...