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News: Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" eShop Discounts to Celebrate Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" eShop Discounts to Celebrate Super Smash Bros.

Fire Emblem! Mario! Donkey Kong! Pokémon! Sonic! Kirby!

Last week Nintendo of Europe announced a huge range of eShop discounts to celebrate Super Smash Bros., with a focus on newcomers to the fighting line-up. As promised it's now unveiled more Super Smash Bros.-themed discounts that'll run from 21st August until 28th August, this time celebrating...

News: Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U in Europe This Week

Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U in Europe This Week

Launches at discount price

The growing Game Boy Advance library on the Wii U Virtual Console has already brought us some excellent titles, but the latest announcement will no doubt have strategy fans rather excited. Fire Emblem — the Game Boy Advance version that was the first in the series released outside Japan — will arrive in this week's...

News: "Mystery Travelers" Are Waiting to be Found in Wii Street U

"Mystery Travelers" Are Waiting to be Found in Wii Street U

Hints point the way

Wii Street U has perhaps been forgotten a little since its initial arrival as a free download in early 2013, though the fact it was a freebie helped to make it the most downloaded Wii U eShop title ever in some regions — Google really is taking over the world. We suspect that downloads of the Google Maps / Street View-inspired...

News: Armillo Update Rolling Through Nintendo Approval Process

Armillo Update Rolling Through Nintendo Approval Process

Shouldn't be too long now

Armillo has been another solid addition to the Wii U eShop library in recent times, earning a positive 8/10 in our review. Developer Fuzzy Wuzzy Games has acknowledged that some aspects of the experience could be better, however, and has been diligently working on an update. A Miiverse update has confirmed that this v1.1...

News: SteamWorld Dig Wii U Release Date and Pricing Surface

SteamWorld Dig Wii U Release Date and Pricing Surface

We're digging that HD resolution

SteamWorld Dig is one of the most popular games on the 3DS eShop, and for good reason, so it's unsurprising that news of the HD iteration coming to Wii U was greeted with some delight. After previously outlining a release date on Twitter, Image & Form has now shared full details of the ever-closer HD release. To...

News: Ghost Song Developer "Prepared to Move Heaven and Earth" for Wii U Release

Ghost Song Developer "Prepared to Move Heaven and Earth" for Wii U Release

Time needed to port Open FL project to the system

Ghost Song was a Kickstarter project that certainly caught the eye in 2013, with an obvious source of inspiration being Super Metroid, while its mechanics, setting and sense of style were certainly appealing. While it reached its funding goal for PC / Mac, it unfortunately fell short of its Wii U...

News: illo: birth of the cool is Getting Ready to Chill Out on the Wii U and 3DS eShop

illo: birth of the cool is Getting Ready to Chill Out on the Wii U and 3DS eShop

So cool that capitalisation isn't needed

While Gamescom in Germany may have been dominated by major presentations from Sony and Microsoft, in particular, the massive event had plenty more on show besides the headline grabbing games. One of these titles was illo: birth of the cool from Raylight Games, an intriguing cross-platform puzzle platformer...

Nintendo Download: 21st August (Europe)

21st August (Europe)

Double Dragon's back, classic portable Mega Man, demos, discounts and more

Monday morning can be a slightly bleak time, but it is brightened up by the European Nintendo Download Update that shows us what's on the way in the coming week. It seems like a fairly modest line-up this week, though there are some enticing retro options, demos and some...

News: Citizens of Earth Pushed Back to November, Priced at $14.99

Citizens of Earth Pushed Back to November, Priced at $14.99

30+ hour campaign promised

Citizens of Earth could be one of the most intriguing download titles on Wii U and 3DS to arrive later this year. Developed by Eden Industries, it failed in a Kickstarter campaign before well-known publisher Atlus jumped in to the rescue. A cartoonish style with heavy doses of humour will combine for a promised 30+ hour...

News: Road Redemption's Alpha Release Shows Off Rough Edges and Wacky Gameplay

Road Redemption's Alpha Release Shows Off Rough Edges and Wacky Gameplay

Sticky bombs are always a nice tough

After earning plenty of interest in its successful crowdfunding campaign, Road Redemption has had a relatively turbulent development period. Some early videos were criticised due to a focus on gun weapons, which were then seemingly dropped, while its general physics have also come under fire. The concept —...

News: Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Helix Games Planning Ambitious Wii U Media Player

Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Helix Games Planning Ambitious Wii U Media Player

Also planning Kickstarter campaign for "Altered"

Helix Games founder Bailey Earley has recently conducted an interview on Miiverse with user Folkloner, providing some details on the studio's upcoming Wii U eShop release Don't Touch Anything Red, as well as explaining some of the company's future plans. There are some interesting ideas, should they...

News: Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on 28th August

Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on 28th August

Layton vs. Ace Attorney is the day after, remember

Last week Nintendo of America changed things up by giving a preview of a couple of choice Virtual Console releases on the way, highlighting Double Dragon II and Life Force as arrivals over the following two weeks. Thanks to that we already know Life Force is due on 21st August, yet the latest

Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America)

14th August (North America)

XType Plus, GAIABREAKER, Mega Man, Double Dragon and more

It's time again for the Nintendo Download Update news, and this week's North American list brings us multiple new titles on the Wii U, along with some retro goodies to consider. There's also a free demo on 3DS, a host of discounts across both current-gen systems and even a DSiWare game. Let's...

News: XType Plus Arriving Today on North American Wii U eShop

XType Plus Arriving Today on North American Wii U eShop

Short-notice squeals of delight

That's right ladies and gentlemen! XType Plus is finally out of the Web Framework hospital and will be released in North America on the Wii U eShop today, 14th August. It's been a while coming, but hats off to the developer for sorting the issue out instead of just ignoring it. You can now blast away all your worries...

Video: The Demon Legion Look Fiendish In This New Swords & Soldiers 2 Walkthrough

The Demon Legion Look Fiendish In This New Swords & Soldiers 2 Walkthrough

Still due this year

Swords & Soldiers II isn't just a sequel to one of the best WiiWare games, but is also lined up to be a Wii U eShop exclusive. Ronimo Games seems to be going all out to deliver a top-notch experience, too. The developer is currently showing the game off at Gamescom in Cologne, and has also released a new video to showcase...

Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 13th August

Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns - 13th August

Our weekly (maybe) summary is back

Earlier this year we kicked off a series of weekly Kickstarter summaries, with the intention of providing handy regular updates of what's happening in terms of crowdfunding projects on the platform that are targeting Wii U and 3DS. The last entry was on 2nd June, after which we took a hiatus for two reasons — E3...

News: The Walking Dead's New Table is Shambling Onto Zen Pinball 2 on 28th August

The Walking Dead's New Table is Shambling Onto Zen Pinball 2 on 28th August

Yep, that's for the Wii U version

Earlier this week Zen Studios clarified to us that pinball news "is coming soon" for Wii U, as we followed up on some vocal discontent that had been expressed by some Nintendo gamers on the developer's forums. The company has been good on its word, having today confirmed that the latest new table in Zen Pinball 2...

News: The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer

The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer

Reaching for more stars?

Notorious indie title The Letter has had a storied history at Nintendo Life, being something of a poster child for quality control on the Wii U eShop and the recipient of a rare if not prestigious single star rating, with the major complaint being that there wasn't much to do, and what content there was ultimately didn't add...

News: Nintendo Confirms a Huge Range of eShop Discounts to Celebrate Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Confirms a Huge Range of eShop Discounts to Celebrate Super Smash Bros.

Kid Icarus: Uprising! Tomodachi Life! Animal Crossing! Mega Man! More!

As part of an exciting batch of Super Smash Bros. reveals today, Nintendo has announced an impressive range of discounts coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores this week. These details are for Europe, though we'll update accordingly should Nintendo of America announce an...