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Nintendo Download: 1st October (North America)

1st October (North America)

Freedom Planet! Pumped BMX+! Chronus Arc! More!

It's that time, North American gamers, to cast your eye over the new downloadable eShop treats that are available this week. There are diverse offerings, including a highly anticipated and delayed action platformer, a creation tool, BMX stunt action and more; some discounts are also rather tempting...

News: VoxelMaker is Set to Hit the North American eShop on 1st October

VoxelMaker is Set to Hit the North American eShop on 1st October

Adding a whole new dimension to pixel art

For those of you that aren't well versed in technical jargon, a voxel is essentially just a 3D version of a pixel. While this isn't something that would really have much relevance in most everyday conversation, it is of utmost importance in Nostatic Software's upcoming game, VoxelMaker. You'll be able to see...

First Impressions: Taking A Shot At Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water

Taking A Shot At Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water

"I like it here...She's calling me."

The Fatal Frame series, known as Project Zero in Europe, has had an inconsistent presence in the West for quite some time now. Though several installments made their way onto Nintendo consoles - most notably the Wii - fans outside of Japan have grown accustomed to importing in order to get the latest spooky...

News: Metroid Prime: Hunters Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Metroid Prime: Hunters Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Yes please, NoA and NoE

When Nintendo announced DS games for the Wii U Virtual Console quite some time ago, many reacted with variations of "huh", "erm" and "that's weird". Yet it has worked reasonably well in many cases, with the GamePad screen and TV having various configurations to get the most out of these previously portable titles. It also...

News: Excellent Shovel Knight Sales Prove That Indie Games Sell Well On Nintendo, Says Capy's Nathan Vella

Excellent Shovel Knight Sales Prove That Indie Games Sell Well On Nintendo, Says Capy's Nathan Vella

30 percent sold on 3DS, 20 percent on Wii U

Yacht Club Games may have removed Shovel Knight's Nintendo exclusivity in recent months, but the game has still performed best on Nintendo consoles. According to Nathan Vella, president and cofounder of Capy Games, 30 percent of sales have been on the 3DS, with 20 percent of total sales on Wii U. 14...

News: Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date For Mighty No. 9

Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date For Mighty No. 9

Physical and digital versions coming at the same time

Publisher Deep Silver - along with Mighty No. 9 developer Comcept - has confirmed that the physical and digital editions of the game will launch in North America on February 9th and the rest of the world on February 12th. This revised release date was down to the game slipping from its expected...

News: The Deer God Will Bring Gorgeous Pixel-Based Nature to the Wii U eShop This December

The Deer God Will Bring Gorgeous Pixel-Based Nature to the Wii U eShop This December

Different from the norm

In August 2014 The Deer God had a successful Kickstarter campaign, with its soundtrack and handsome pixel-based visuals catching the eye of 2801 backers. One of its successful stretch goals was for a Wii U eShop release, and now Mobot Studios - which has released multiple games on the store - is stepping in as publisher to...

Nintendo Download: 1st October (Europe)

1st October (Europe)

Animal Crossing! Medabots! 1001 Spikes! Dragon Ball Z pre-load! More!

It's the beginning of another week, which means we have Nintendo Download Update details for Europe to consider; this week brings 3DS retail treats, a long awaited download game across both systems and even Virtual Console options. On top of that there are more download-only games...

News: Chromophore: The Two Brothers is Still Heading to Wii U, Developer Explains Delay

Chromophore: The Two Brothers is Still Heading to Wii U, Developer Explains Delay

There's an updated release window

Chromophore: The Two Brothers has always seemed like a title destined to hit it off with a Nintendo audience; it's an action adventure with Game Boy-style visuals and a heavy Link's Awakening vibe, which naturally attracted a lot of attention in the past. Its planned arrival on Wii U hasn't come around, however,...

News: FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Like Hero Mode is For The "Hardcore Science-Fiction Racing Fans"

FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Like Hero Mode is For The "Hardcore Science-Fiction Racing Fans"

An unlockable for those up to the challenge

Fast Racing NEO is one of the hottest titles in the Wii U 'Nindies' section at EGX, which is currently taking place at the NEC in Birmingham in the UK. It's the largest expo of its kind in the country, and the Shin'en Multimedia title is getting plenty of attention. We've spent plenty of time with Martin...

Nintendo Download: 24th September (North America)

24th September (North America)

Animal Crossing! Extreme Exorcism! Nova-111! Beatbuddy! More!

It's that time again as details are confirmed for the Nintendo Download Update in North America. This week brings some highly promising and anticipated releases on the Wii U eShop, with plenty of Nindies pitching in with their latest efforts. In addition the 3DS has a big-name release at...

News: New Assault Android Cactus Trailer Shows Fast, Fun & Frenetic Blaster Action

New Assault Android Cactus Trailer Shows Fast, Fun & Frenetic Blaster Action

Charge and unleash

If you’re a fan of frantic sci-fi bullet-blasters, the upcoming title Assault Android Cactus for Wii U eShop may be one game worth keeping an eye on. Featuring a vibrant art style, slick frame rate, funky tunes, 1-4 player co-op and fast & frenetic twin-stick shoot em’ up gameplay, the title looks to take the concept of...

News: A Mighty New Patch For Shovel Knight Is On The Way

A Mighty New Patch For Shovel Knight Is On The Way

Irons out a number of kinks

Following the recent release of the free Shovel Knight expansion, Plague of Shadows, Yacht Club Games has issued a patch ironing out a few kinks, and further enhancing the overall experience. While the update is currently only available for PC users, it will be rolled out across other platforms very soon. Take a look...

News: FAST Racing NEO Will Have a Hint of F-Zero Courtesy of Voice Actor Jack Merluzzi

FAST Racing NEO Will Have a Hint of F-Zero Courtesy of Voice Actor Jack Merluzzi

Featured in GX

FAST Racing NEO gets ever closer, with plenty of fans referencing it as an F-Zero styled experience on the way to the Wii U. Of course, the Shin'en Multimedia title has its own style and approach, though an announcement from the developer is sure to please fans of the long-dormant Nintendo IP. As you can see below, a voice actor with...

News: Natsume’s Pocky & Rocky With Becky Arrives On The Wii U Virtual Console Next Month

Natsume’s Pocky & Rocky With Becky Arrives On The Wii U Virtual Console Next Month

The popular Medabots titles are also on the way

Following the release of the Game Boy Advance title Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town on the North American Wii U Virtual Console, as well as Car Battler Joe, Natsume has announced Pocky & Rocky with Becky is locked in for an October release in both North America and Europe. The action...

Video: This Laparoscopic Wii U Controller is Teaching Medical Students to Perform Keyhole Surgery

This Laparoscopic Wii U Controller is Teaching Medical Students to Perform Keyhole Surgery

Time to scrub up

Nintendo consoles have been privy to some incredibly unusual controllers in their time, most of which are a bit rubbish and don't really improve gameplay in any way. However these previous blunders haven't deterred Grendel Games from designing a Wii U eShop game called Underground and an accompanying controller to accurately...

News: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Is Still Targeting a Holiday 2015 Release

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Is Still Targeting a Holiday 2015 Release

But it could slip!

We recently got our hands on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and felt it is shaping up really nicely, and could turn out to be something rather special indeed. The Kickstarter-funded project was originally targeted for an October 2014 release, but it's been held back so the talented artists and developers at WayForward can make the game...

News: BeautiFun Games' Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age is a Tribute to the '80s, and Could Come to Wii U

BeautiFun Games' Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age is a Tribute to the '80s, and Could Come to Wii U

Relying on Kickstarter stretch goals

Wii U eShop aficionados may recognise the name BeautiFun Games courtesy of Nihilumbra, a stylise release that we absolutely loved in our review. Earlier this year the studio announced its next project, Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age, though has just recently confirmed that it could make its way to Wii U. The...

Nintendo Download: 24th September (Europe)

24th September (Europe)

Skylanders! Extreme Exorcism! Nova-111! More stuff!

It's the start of another week, which means its time to bask in the joy of more Nintendo Download Update details for Europe. There are quite a few promising releases on the way for both Wii U and 3DS, including a major retail arrival and enticing download-only games; some rather good titles also...

Hands On: Digging Deeper With Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Digging Deeper With Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

An explosive addition

The new Shovel Knight expansion has finally dropped, and while it may not be an entirely new game in the Shovel Knight franchise it still brings enough new content and ideas that it warrants a sort-of-review. Remember, this expansion is entirely free with the game, we're just going to share our thoughts on it and how it...

News: The Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Original Soundtrack is Now Available for Download

The Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Original Soundtrack is Now Available for Download

Name your price for this magnificent sonic concoction

As many of you are aware, the much anticipated Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows expansion is now available as a free update. Following the adventures of Plague Knight, a member of the Order of No Quarter, it's a refreshing remix on the original campaign that does an excellent job of expanding the...

Nintendo Download: 17th September (North America)

17th September (North America)

Skylanders! Year Walk! Off Road Racing!

It's that time again, North American eShop fans, for the Nintendo Download Update details. We've got a generous helping of new titles for you to get your teeth into - so what are you waiting for? Missed the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe earlier in the week. You cheeky scamp! Don't worry, the...