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Review: Armillo (Wii U eShop)

Armillo (Wii U eShop)

Super Sonic Puzzle Galaxy

There's been a lot of great eShop content as of late, but not many examples have been in the works for as long as Armillo, which was first announced way back in 2011. Now that it's finally here, were those years in development well spent? In Armillo, you take the role of the titular character, a space armadillo, who is...

Review: BrickBlast U! (Wii U eShop)

BrickBlast U! (Wii U eShop)

Bricked

The Wii U's compatibility with tool-sets such as Unity and the Nintendo Web Framework has made the platform accessible to small, independent developers whose games would otherwise not be available on consoles due to high costs and other barriers. While this has made for some wonderful eShop experiences — Ittle Dew and Stick it to the Man...

Review: POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (Wii U eShop)

POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (Wii U eShop)

No poker face required

POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (or PDSF for the remainder of this review) is essentially the digital equivalent to one of those electronic pocket poker games that your parents or grandparents were hooked on during the ‘90s. Designed to be played on the Wii U GamePad, this budget download offers a solitary take on poker to...

News: Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

The Wii U eShop is strongest in the US

As you may be aware, Nintendo recently hosted The 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, in which company management provides presentations to its shareholders and answers a number of questions — Satoru Iwata was unable to attend. The official transcript of that meeting has been published, which...

Nintendo Download: 3rd July (North America)

3rd July (North America)

Guacamelee! Armillo! GBA Mario Tennis! WiiWare?! Much more!

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week is full of new downloads to try and part you from your funds. Some are highly anticipated on both Wii U and 3DS, while others are rather out of left-field. There's a lot to choose from, so let's stop stalling and get to the...

News: The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed With Unique Experiences, Say Curve Studios

The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed With Unique Experiences, Say Curve Studios

Stealth Inc 2 expected to arrive around October

While the Wii U and 3DS eShops may not have the depth of content seen on the likes of the iOS App Store and Android Google Play market, they're still home to some amazing titles which simply cannot be experienced elsewhere — and that is part of the reason why Curve Studios is bringing Stealth Inc 2...

News: One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Getting Some Free DLC In Europe

One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Getting Some Free DLC In Europe

"Red Stands Alone" quest will be entirely free to download

To mark the arrival of One Piece Unlimited World Red on Wii U and 3DS, Bandai Namco Games has announced that a free DLC quest will be made available. "Red Stands Alone" is the name of the quest itself, and will boast an increased challenge which will test skilled players. We're in the...

Exclusive: Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel Entertainment's Wii U Exclusive First Person Shooter

Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel Entertainment's Wii U Exclusive First Person Shooter

"The GamePad is a highly flexible piece of equipment"

If you're trying to get the attention of the average Nintendo fan, mentioning Metroid usually has the desired effect. When Dead Pixel Entertainment announced Sync for the Wii U eShop earlier this year, that particular tactic worked wonderfully; of course, the Wii U exclusivity, intriguing...

Review: Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop)

Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop)

Banana boat

Despite all the doom and gloom that currently — and unfairly — surrounds the Wii U at the moment, it hasn't stopped indie developers from flocking to the system to release their games. Moreover, a good proportion of developers have even designed their games to specifically take advantage of the system; one only has to look at...

News: Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms

Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms

Buy one version, get another free

Since the Wii U's NNID (Nintendo Network ID) was added to the 3DS in late 2013 we've been yearning for eShop games, not to mention Virtual Console games, to offer cross-buy so you can play on both the Wii U and 3DS at no extra cost. This is par for the course on PlayStation systems, with Another World being one...

News: Pier Solar HD Delayed, Wii U Version Will Now Come With Built-In Achievements

Pier Solar HD Delayed, Wii U Version Will Now Come With Built-In Achievements

Certification process throws up some issues

WaterMelon's rebooted 16-bit RPG Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD was due for release earlier this year, but the developer has now revealed that a last-minute snag in the certification process has resulted in a minor delay. Apparently it's Microsoft which is kicking up a stink — it rejected the...

News: The Results Of Nintendo Games Seminar Show Innovation And Imagination

The Results Of Nintendo Games Seminar Show Innovation And Imagination

Last year’s four games available for free on the Japanese Wii U eShop

We recently reported on Nintendo of Japan's Nintendo Games Seminar and commented on what a great opportunity it looked like for young Japanese developers who wanted to make a name for themselves. Every year selected teams of college students are given classes on game...

News: Shovel Knight Soundtracks Released on Bandcamp

Shovel Knight Soundtracks Released on Bandcamp

Name your price for some metal-slammin' tracks

In our recent post on the Shovel Knight release trailer, you may recall one of our questions in our state of frenzied yammering was "Where do we get this song?!" Delightfully, we have an answer: it's Track 17 on Strike the Earth! Shovel Knight Arranged, newly released alongside the

Nintendo Download: 26th June (North America)

26th June (North America)

Shovel Knight, Wii Sports, 5 DSiWare games (yes, really!) and much more

It's time again for your Nintendo download update, North America, and this one is a beauty. There's a double release of an eagerly anticipated action platformer, more Wii Sports shenanigans, discounts and plenty of choices across Wii U, 3DS and even DSiWare. Let's get to it...

Review: Shovel Knight (Wii U eShop)

Shovel Knight (Wii U eShop)

Digging for gold

Yacht Club Games' faux-retro platformer Shovel Knight has become one of the most anticipated titles to come out of the crowdfunding craze. It's frightening to think that Shovel Knight might not have come to fruition without Yacht Club Games' highly successful Kickstarter campaign — games like this don't come around often. Yacht...