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News: Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Both in Europe and North America

Shantae has had a bit of a comeback in the last couple years, and it was arguably all kicked off by Shantae: Risky's Revenge. After the original Shantae released on the Game Boy Color, there was a gap of about eight years before the game received its sequel on DSiWare. This was followed up a few years later by...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Keep determined

Yesterday, we reported on the news that Undertale developer Toby Fox was open to the idea of his unique RPG coming to Nintendo systems, with the caveat that he'd need outside assistance to create the port. Undertale - a critically-acclaimed PC release built entirely with Game Maker - would need to be re-written from scratch, and Fox...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (North America)

4th February (North America)

Smash DLC! Resident Evil 4! Shütshimi! FreezeME! More!

Here we are once again, North American gamers, with the Nintendo Download Update. This week seems like another good 'un, with the final batch of Super Smash Bros. DLC, a corking Wii download from Capcom, some highly promising download-only games and some discounts. Phew, let's get to the...

News: Download Sales Continue to Increase to New Highs for Nintendo

Download Sales Continue to Increase to New Highs for Nintendo

Growth in the Americas drives increased revenue

When you go back to the start of this generation (March 2011 for 3DS, November 2012 for Wii U) and consider the eShop stores and Nintendo's approach to DLC at those times, you see a company that's transformed its download offerings fairly rapidly. The actual store designs have only had relatively...

Video: See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

A challenger approaches

In just a couple days, the final DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. will be made available, at last signaling the end of the current generation of Super Smash Bros. Even though the roster is larger and more diverse than it has ever been in past games, there's always more popular video game characters that don't quite make...

News: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

"Where's everyone going? Bingo?"

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is rightly held in high regard by a number of series fans; this writer likes it a bit too much, completing at least one playthrough every year. It's a terrific version of a classic game, with pointer controls and occasional waggle that are actually fun to use, along with the inclusion of...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (Europe)

4th February (Europe)

Smash DLC! Super Mario Galaxy! Legend of Legacy! More!

Another week is underway, and that means we get a look at the Nintendo Download Update treats that are on the way in Europe. This week's a bit of a corker, with high-profile DLC, an exceptional Wii download, RPG goodness on 3DS and some promising download-only games. Let's get to the details...

News: Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Off-TV Play and third person camera perspective are being added in

Discovery came out about a month ago, and while it does have some shortcomings, it stands as an excellent creatively focused block sandbox game. It seems that the developer, noowanda, is dedicated to addressing many issues with the game; the upcoming update notes claim that there...

Interview: Learning More About FreezeME, a Surprising 3D Platformer for Wii U

Learning More About FreezeME, a Surprising 3D Platformer for Wii U

"I think FreezeME is a perfect fit for the Wii U"

The coming week is already confirmed to include some highly promising download content, and one that's certainly caught our eye is FreezeME. Heading to North America on 4th February at a launch price of $9.99 - then $13.99 after its first week - it looks a cut above the usual 3D platformers that are...

News: Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Or the 4th; don't you love time zones?

The long-awaited final bundle of DLC, or AOC as Nintendo likes to call it, for Super Smash Bros. including Bayonetta and Corrin will be landing on Wii U and 3DS systems on 3rd February in North America and the 4th in Europe. Nintendo has yet to confirm a time but judging from the official Nintendo of America...

News: Wii Street U Service Being Discontinued In March, Leaving eShop This Month

Wii Street U Service Being Discontinued In March, Leaving eShop This Month

Street smart

The Google-powered Wii Street U service will be discontinued on March 31st 2016. The app will also be removed from the Wii U eShop later this month - January 31st, to be precise. Originally launched back in 2013, the service allowed Wii U owners to travel the world from the comfort of their living room. "Wii Street U is a great use of...

News: The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

Two Metroid games! EarthBound! Shantae! Affordable Space Adventures! More!

The Nintendo Download Update for North America has already gone out for this week, but we also have discounts for the final week of the 'Winter Warm-Up' Sale to consider; the theme for this final batch is "Epic Adventures". There are 15 games discounted in total, with a...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (North America)

28th January (North America)

Final Fantasy new and old! LEGO Avengers! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings three high profile retail titles (well, one is on both platforms), an intriguing and shadowy Wii U release along with some other interesting download-only arrivals on both systems...

News: Shadow Puppeteer Publisher Suggests Installing Directly to Wii U Memory, Imminent Patch Planned for External Drive Issue

Shadow Puppeteer Publisher Suggests Installing Directly to Wii U Memory, Imminent Patch Planned for External Drive Issue

Slow-down is sped-up on internal memory

Shadow Puppeteer is out today in North America and Europe, the first console version of the title that previously arrived on PC. Our review will be with you shortly before the Download Update goes live, but in any case we thought this tip on improving its performance should have its own clear article rather...

News: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

Europe and North America, sharing the goods

The Virtual Console can be a strange sub-platform, as Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America sit huffily on different sides of the room and rarely agree which games to release. Months can pass between regions with some releases, but thanks to the imminent Final Fantasy Explorers we seem to have...

News: Dual Core Aims to Blend Twin Stick Shooting, Co-Op and a "Dash of RPG Elements" on Wii U

Dual Core Aims to Blend Twin Stick Shooting, Co-Op and a "Dash of RPG Elements" on Wii U

Gray Fin Studios prepares to make its console debut

The Wii U eShop has attracted a range of new developers into the console space, and now we can add Gray Fin Studios to the list. A family-run studio with prior experience in the triple-A scene, it's planning to make its console and PC debut with Dual Core; the Wii U will be the first console to get...

News: Gunscape, the Level Creator and Cross-Platform FPS, is Now Due on Wii U in Q2

Gunscape, the Level Creator and Cross-Platform FPS, is Now Due on Wii U in Q2

It's like Minecraft and Quake II had a baby

Last year we told you about Gunscape, which is a retro-styled FPS in which players can design their own stages on which to do battle. If you think of the building blocks approach of Minecraft, then blend it with the cross-platform sharing and play of Cubemen 2, you'll have an idea of what it has to offer...

News: Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

Spelling out the changes

Update: Brainseed Factory has been in touch to outline why the update may not be triggering automatically for everyone, therefore stopping some of us from enjoying its improvements. The studio's passed on the following information. We noticed that the updated version isn't triggered automatically, apparently related to...

News: Shutshimi Will Bring Shmup Mayhem to Wii U in North America on 4th February

Shutshimi Will Bring Shmup Mayhem to Wii U in North America on 4th February

Don't shoot these fish in a barrel

We've been looking forward to Shutshimi for quite some time - developed by Neon Deity Games and published by Choice Provisions, it's a shoot 'em up in a WarioWare style with extremely short levels and plenty of chaos on screen. It's previously arrived on PSN but has taken a little while to make it over to the Wii...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (Europe)

28th January (Europe)

LEGO Avengers! Final Fantasy Explorers + a VC game! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

Another week begins with the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, and this batch is certainly promising. We have major retail releases on Wii U and 3DS leading the way, while there are also some highly promising download-only options to consider along with DLC,...