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News: Euro Release Of BLOK DROP X Twisted Fusion Sells Almost Twice Its North American Launch Day Total

Euro Release Of BLOK DROP X Twisted Fusion Sells Almost Twice Its North American Launch Day Total

"Europe is a unique opportunity"

BLOK DROP X Twisted Fusion developer RCMADIAX has taken to Twitter to report that European sales of the game have surpassed expectations, with the title being downloaded almost twice as many times on its day of launch than it did in North America. Launching a game in Europe isn't as easy as it is in North America,...

News: Once Bitten, Twice Dead Coming to Wii U

Once Bitten, Twice Dead Coming to Wii U

Can you survive the Zomblockalypse?

Open worlds are great and all, but you gotta make sure to clean them out once in a while. These things will just start crawling with zombies if you're not careful. Austraila-based developer Dark Day Interactive has announced Once Bitten, Twice Dead, a horror survival title set in a fallen world of undead...

Feature: Ten Upcoming Nindie eShop Games to Watch on Wii U and 3DS

Ten Upcoming Nindie eShop Games to Watch on Wii U and 3DS

And more besides...

The Wii U and 3DS eShop stores have become notable improvements on their Wii and DSi predecessors, and a range of familiar and new download developers have pitched up with their wares in recent times. The last couple of years in particular have brought some fantastic games, and as Nintendo's GDC announcement made clear there's...

News: Curve Digital is Bringing the Eye-Catching Four Sided Fantasy to Wii U in 2016

Curve Digital is Bringing the Eye-Catching Four Sided Fantasy to Wii U in 2016

Playing with perceptions

During this week's GDC 2015 event Nintendo unveiled a host of upcoming eShop games on Wii U and 3DS, reminding us all that its policies in supporting download developers - Nindies - are continuing to bring notable rewards. Those titles shown off are all coming this year, but Curve Digital (also at GDC) has announced a title...

Nintendo Download: 5th March (North America)

5th March (North America)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong and OlliOlli x2, Proun+ and much more

It's time for more Nintendo Download Update treats, North American gamers, and this week brings the region its first cross-buy options on Nintendo's systems. We have Mario toys puzzling their way through levels and some rad pixelated skateboarding across Wii U and 3DS, while there are also...

News: Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Knight Getting Battletoads, We Might Get A Cool Crossover, Too

Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Knight Getting Battletoads, We Might Get A Cool Crossover, Too

Yacht Club Games "keeping an eye out" for Nintendo possibilities

Remember when Shovel Knight was a Nintendo console exclusive? Nice, wasn't it? Those days are long past now, with developer Yacht Club Games confirming that the faux-retro platformer is headed to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To rub a bit more salt into the wound, it was confirmed...

News: Nintendo Executive Discusses the eShop, Indies, and Their Relationship With Nintendo

Nintendo Executive Discusses the eShop, Indies, and Their Relationship With Nintendo

"There's so much talent that's coming out of it"

It's no secret that Indie games play a much larger role in the lineup and promotion of Nintendo's consoles than they have ever before, with a number of triple-A third party companies being largely inactive on Wii U. Indeed, Nintendo has come a long way from the days of the DSiware and Wiiware...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Right to Take Its Time With 'Digitalization' in Gaming, But Should Revolutionise the eShop Now

Nintendo's Right to Take Its Time With 'Digitalization' in Gaming, But Should Revolutionise the eShop Now

Create a platform exciting enough to match its Indie games

In recent weeks Satoru Iwata addressed shareholders in an Investor Briefing Q & A, tackling a range of issues around Nintendo's business. An issue that came up was the "digitalization" that we're seeing, with more and more gamers opting to download their games, and also seeking new...

News: Indie Developers Praise Nintendo's Policies and "Wave the Banner" for the eShop

Indie Developers Praise Nintendo's Policies and "Wave the Banner" for the eShop

2015 could be hugely exciting on the stores

With GDC 2015 (Game Developers Conference) in full swing, Nintendo has taken the opportunity to pitch an exciting and extensive line-up of eShop games that are coming to both Wii U and 3DS this year. Its announcements included new games, release dates for others and information on GamePad features for some...

News: Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a Host of Exciting eShop Games

Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a Host of Exciting eShop Games

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut! BOXBOY! Dates! Surprises!

We're big advocates of the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores here at Nintendo Life, and both have delivered some fantastic games in recent times. Nintendo of America has now issued fresh details on a range of new titles on the way, with some truly exciting news to keep download fans busy...

News: Copyright Owner of 'Trollface' Image Explains Role in Getting Meme Run Taken Down

Copyright Owner of 'Trollface' Image Explains Role in Getting Meme Run Taken Down

Unclear whether the runner will live to troll another day

Meme Run is certainly a title that's prompted plenty of debate since it arrived on the Wii U in North America, and the latest twist in its brief history came yesterday when it was taken down from the eShop. Little information came from developer Ninja Pig Studios, though it updated its...

News: Meme Run Disappears from the Wii U eShop

Meme Run Disappears from the Wii U eShop

Miiverse community page also taken down

Meme Run was a peculiar arrival in 2014, generating controversy over its style and enjoying sales success against a backdrop of heavy criticism. Despite being loaded with memes, obviously, it was even tweeted and promoted by Nintendo of America when it was released. Due to the nature of the game being packed...

News: WayForward to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With eShop Discounts

WayForward to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With eShop Discounts

Mighty and Shantae sales on the way

WayForward celebrates it 25th Anniversary this year; the company has established a reputation for high-class first-party games such as the Mighty and Shantae IPs, and has also produced some excellent licensed titles. It's got quite a track record. The company will likely be celebrating the landmark for much of...

News: Yacht Club Games Announces Free Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows DLC Expansion

Yacht Club Games Announces Free Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows DLC Expansion

Plague Knight seizes the spotlight

It's doubtless that many of you have probably already played Shovel Knight, the old-school indie smash hit. Inspired by series such as Mega Man, Castlevania, and The Legend of Zelda, this was a classic styled game done right. Featuring vibrant pixel art, a stellar soundtrack, loot, collectibles, and that good old...

First Impressions: Contemplating the Long Con in The Swindle

Contemplating the Long Con in The Swindle

Steampunk hijinks

The Swindle is primarily the work of Dan Marshall and some close colleagues through Size Five Games, but due to the efforts of UK publisher Curve Digital has rapidly changed up from being another intriguing PC release to plotting a multi-platform arrival. The inclusion of the Wii U eShop is promising, as this is shaping up to be...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online eShop Purchases are Offered in Japan

Mario Kart 8 DLC Still Set for May as Online eShop Purchases are Offered in Japan

Mario Kart.tv now linking to an eShop portal

Nintendo's taken notable strides in recent times with its online services and the eShop, particularly in the area of improving convenience for those buying download games when away from their console. In North America it's now possible to buy a decent collection of games via the company's official website...

Nintendo Download: 5th March (Europe)

5th March (Europe)

OlliOlli, Proun+, BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION, Retro newcomers and more

Another week begins, and Nintendo of Europe has served up its Download Update details with some promising releases on the way. We have some rad cross-buy for Wii U and 3DS gamers, mash-ups, retro games making their first appearances in Europe and much more. Let's get to it. Wii...

News: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria Adventuring to 3DS and Wii U This Year

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria Adventuring to 3DS and Wii U This Year

An updated entry including the original Book I and Book II

Last year it looked like Muteki Corp would be bringing its retro-style RPGs Dragon Fantasy Books I and II to the 3DS eShop, titles that both arrived on PS Vita and PS3 in 2013. That never transpired, but now Choice Provisions - formerly Gaijin Games - is publishing the titles in an updated...

News: OlliOlli Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Next Week, Cross-Buy Confirmed in All Regions

OlliOlli Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Next Week, Cross-Buy Confirmed in All Regions

As it was on PSN

OlliOlli is the next eShop release from publisher Curve Digital, bringing Roll7's excellent title to Nintendo gamers. With attractive pixel-based visuals and addictive gameplay this could certainly be an attractive option, and the good news is that this will arrive on 5th March with Cross-Buy in both Europe and North America, making...

Video: Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

I always wanted you to go into space, man

Affordable Space Adventures - a forthcoming collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas - is on a crash-course with the Wii U eShop, and we've been lucky enough to have a mess around with the latest build of the title. As you can see from the footage below - which, be warned, contains somewhat unrelated...