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Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download From The Wii U eShop - Part Two

20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download From The Wii U eShop - Part Two

The second 10, plus your chance to vote

With Wii retail games now slowly making their way to the Wii U eShop for download, we kicked off a list of 20 games we hope to see make it to the store. In part one we listed our first 10, which included some likely releases and those that may have sketchier prospects. As the title suggests, however, they're...

Video: Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U

Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U

It's on like Donkey Kong. Again.

The second Wii re-release has arrived on the European eShop, and it's a doozy. Are you ready for Donkey Kong Country Returns? As we have come to expect from Retro Studios, they knocked it out of the park with a game that apes (pun intended) the original SNES trilogies' gameplay, but is it worth revisiting on Wii U?...

Gallery: Fresh Images Aim to Show Off Creative Mode in Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Cube Life: Island Survival

Fresh Images Aim to Show Off Creative Mode in Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Cube Life: Island Survival

Get creative

Earlier this week we reported on an upcoming Wii U title inspired by Minecraft, in this case developed by Cypronia and called Cube Life: Island Survival. It's not the only block-based world-building title headed to Wii U, and will no doubt hope to grab attention courtesy of the iconic Mojang title. The Creative Mode is, as the name...

News: Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on North American eShop

Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on North American eShop

Six more classics to add to your collection

This week's big Wii retail game making its way to the Wii U eShop in North America is none other than Punch-Out!! Launching at 50% off the regular price, the revamped classic brings along with it the next wave of Throwback Sales across both NA eShops. These deals will be available until the next update on...

Nintendo Download: 22nd January (North America)

22nd January (North America)

Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth, S.C.A.T., discounts and more

As another week heads to a conclusion Nintendo of America is serving up its next batch of eShop treats, and there's certainly decent variety this time around. We have another Wii title on the eShop, the latest Atlus-published releases, some other intriguing Wii U downloads, a Virtual...

Interview: Wales Interactive on its Wii U Breakthrough Year and 2015's Soul Axiom

Wales Interactive on its Wii U Breakthrough Year and 2015's Soul Axiom

"Why be limited by what's perceived to be real?"

2014 brought a number of new developer names to the Wii U eShop, in particular, one of which was Wales Interactive. Its first release on the home console was Gravity Badgers, a physics action puzzles that provided some fun and was relatively well received. It then showed an entirely different side...

News: Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the Company's Decision Making and the eShop Gender Divide

Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the Company's Decision Making and the eShop Gender Divide

"Risk taking is generally not really rewarded"

Dan Adelman's former title at Nintendo - Nintendo of America's Head of Digital Content and Development - doesn't necessarily emphasize the importance of his role at the company. He did integral work in helping to develop and improve how Nintendo dealt with download game developers, and was largely...

News: Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U & 3DS eShop Releases In Europe And Australia On 5th February

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U & 3DS eShop Releases In Europe And Australia On 5th February

Exclusive cross-buy discount offer also announced

The last we heard from WayForward about the PAL localisation of Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse was in December with the announcement that the title had been delayed until early 2015. With the New Year now here, WayForward has delivered on its promise, announcing that the latest entry in the...

News: Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Art For Forthcoming Wii U Release Jumpy Cat

Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Art For Forthcoming Wii U Release Jumpy Cat

Meme Run developer in hot water

This week is currently set to see the launch of Ninja Pig Studios' next Wii U eShop title, Jumpy Cat - but the developer behind the infamous Meme Run is already in hot water thanks to accusations that it has used stolen pixel art in its new game. Jumpy Cat is slated for release on January 22nd in North America, but...

Video: TreeFall Studios Releases Its First Ever Developers Conference

TreeFall Studios Releases Its First Ever Developers Conference

The hype is real

Indie developer TreeFall Studios -- creator of the infamous Wii U eShop title The Letter -- has just released its first ever Developers Conference on YouTube showing off the company's forthcoming projects. Several brand new titles were showcased, as well as announcements relating to fresh content related to Maze, which recently...

News: Cube Life: Island Survival is Another Minecraft-Inspired Title Heading to the Wii U eShop

Cube Life: Island Survival is Another Minecraft-Inspired Title Heading to the Wii U eShop

Cypronia is targeting a Q2 release and a year of updates

The fact that Nintendo's systems are the only major platforms to miss out on Minecraft is well-documented and often discussed, though there have been other developers tossing their hats into the ring on the big N's hardware. The latest to do so on the Wii U is Cypronia, which has announced...

News: Rock 'N Racing Off Road Aims to Bring Mayhem to Wii U on 29th January

Rock 'N Racing Off Road Aims to Bring Mayhem to Wii U on 29th January

Measured madness

Retro gamers may have had their eyes turned recently by Rock 'N Racing Off Road, which perhaps brings to mind the classic arcade title Super Off-Road. This top-down racing approach is fairly popular in real-life mini-toy car versions at the moment - with toys controllable via smartphones or tablets - and EnjoyUp Games is clearly...

Nintendo Download: 22nd January (Europe)

22nd January (Europe)

Triple Donkey Kong, Citizens of Earth, Hazumi, NES themes and more

It's Monday again, but it's time to turn that frown upside down as we have the European Nintendo Download Update, promising some goodies for later in the week. We have a dual Wii U and 3DS release published by Atlus, three Donkey Kong games including one of the last generation's best...

News: A Keen Retro Gamer Has Produced a Handy Virtual Console Controller Compatibility Infographic

A Keen Retro Gamer Has Produced a Handy Virtual Console Controller Compatibility Infographic

Yikes, we really do juggle a lot of control options

The Wii and Wii U have plenty of controllers and combinations on offer, even if on most occasions we can instinctively pick up our pad of choice and get on with playing. With the Wii U and Wii Virtual Consoles, though, there can be quirks that trip people up, one being the fact that the Wii U...

Nintendo Download: 15th January (North America)

15th January (North America)

3D After Burner II, Super Mario Galaxy 2, tempting discounts and much more

In this rather exciting week there's still time for our traditional Nintendo Download Update fix. This latest offering from Nintendo of America is pretty strong, with a variety of titles on Wii U and 3DS full of potential, in addition to some classics and discounts. Let's get...

News: Nintendo Kicks Off a "Throwback Sale" on the eShop in North America

Nintendo Kicks Off a "Throwback Sale" on the eShop in North America

Six games discounted until 22nd January

Following yesterday's reveal of Wii retail games on the Wii U eShop, plenty will have been tempted courtesy of the reduced prices in launch week. Nintendo of America's gone beyond that to use the first Wii release as an excuse for a "Throwback Sale", with six games discounted following today's update until...

News: Elliot Quest and Blek Bringing More Indie Charm to the Wii U eShop

Elliot Quest and Blek Bringing More Indie Charm to the Wii U eShop

Gunman Clive 2 pegged for January

In a segment unique to the North American Nintendo Direct, we had a brief look at some upcoming releases for the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores. Some details reiterated what we already knew, including release information for the concluding parts of Moon Chronicles and others, but there were some fresh games to take in...

News: Pixel-Rich Action Platformer Adventures Of Pip Is Leaping To The Wii U eShop This May

Pixel-Rich Action Platformer Adventures Of Pip Is Leaping To The Wii U eShop This May

Backed by over 2,500 people on Kickstarter

Tic Toc Games has confirmed that its platforming title Adventures of Pip will be hitting the Wii U eShop this May. The title was funded using Kickstarter last year and blew past its funding goal by 164 percent, with over 2,500 backers pledging financial support. Adventures of Pip has a rich pixel-heavy...

Video: Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offer Anything New?

Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offer Anything New?

We check out the new digital re-release

A nice surprise during today's Nintendo Direct webcasts was the announcement of digital re-releases for some of the Wii's best games. The very first game is available right now, and it's a stone-cold classic - Super Mario Galaxy 2! If you've never played this game, now is the best chance you hav

News: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in March and Will be Cross-Buy on Wii U and 3DS

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in March and Will be Cross-Buy on Wii U and 3DS

We tip our hats to Nintendo for that one

In today's Nintendo Direct it was revealed that the title of the upcoming Mario vs DK game will be Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, and it will be an eShop only download for both Wii U and 3DS. Most interestingly the game will be Nintendo's first cross-buy title - if you buy the Wii U version you'll get...

News: Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclusive Free-To-Play Co-Op Action Game

Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclusive Free-To-Play Co-Op Action Game

4 players working together to claim the loot

Bandai Namco is working on a free-to-play, 4-player co-operative action title for the Wii U eShop. The news came as part of a special segment during the recent Nintendo Direct broadcast where Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada explained the core mechanics of the new game, which has the current working title...

News: Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop

Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop

Wii have been waiting...

Since the launch of Wii U the only way to play original Wii games was to enter 'Wii mode', which effectively emulated the Wii system menu. Whilst it was great that the Wii U contained this backwards compatibility it's implementation always felt cumbersome and unfinished. However, during today's Nintendo Direct it was...