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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...

Hands On: Popping Wheelies In Pumped BMX+

Popping Wheelies In Pumped BMX+

Becoming the raddest & baddest

Curve Digital is a publisher and developer that rarely fails to impress, and when we were invited down to its HQ to play a new title it's bringing to the Wii U we couldn't refuse. Pumped BMX+ is a game not dissimilar to OlliOlli, a previous title from Curve, the difference being that this time not only are you riding...

News: Minecraft: Story Mode Arriving on Wii U after Other Platforms

Minecraft: Story Mode Arriving on Wii U after Other Platforms

Digging deeper

Many people have clamoured for Minecraft to make an appearance on a Nintendo console, and although it's not quite what everyone was expecting, Minecraft: Story Mode will be making its way to Wii U at some point soon; at least we hope so. A press release from the developer Telltale Games certainly confirms a Wii U release, but despite...

First Impressions: Digging into Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Digging into Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Fiendishly good

When Shovel Knight was Kickstarted in March 2013 and subsequently met its funding goal, Yacht Club Games announced additional content to follow its release if stretch goals were met. The developer is now delivering on its promise with the release of a new downloadable campaign titled Plague of Shadows. We recently had the...

News: Release Of Wii U Exclusive Typoman Postponed

Release Of Wii U Exclusive Typoman Postponed

A bad spell

Publisher Headup Games has gotten in touch to reveal that the release of its Wii U eShop exclusive Typoman has been postponed. No reasons are given for the delay, but the publisher is keen to stress that it's only a minor setback and that the development process is progressing well. The game was due to launch this week in North America...

Nintendo Download: 17th September (Europe)

17th September (Europe)

Year Walk! Mario vs. Donkey Kongs! Bowls of Tecmo!

Another week, another helping of digital delights from Nintendo. If you're in Europe and you want to know exactly what titles you can download to your Wii U and 3DS this week, then you've certainly come to the right place. Wii U eShop: Year Walk (Simogo, £6.29 / €6.99) - Grim tales, horrifying...

Interview: James Hoag on Aiming High With Wii U Platformer Mekazoo

James Hoag on Aiming High With Wii U Platformer Mekazoo

"Our goal is to make the best platformer ever. We want to aim for that."

Earlier this year we reported on the announcement of Mekazoo, a forthcoming title with gameplay that harkens back to the glory days of speed-based platformers. As exemplified by Nintendo's recent Nindie crusade, the Wii U eShop is no stranger to independent games, making it...

Weirdness: Wii U Title Bombing Bastards Becomes 'Bombing Busters' on PS4, at Sony's Request

Wii U Title Bombing Bastards Becomes 'Bombing Busters' on PS4, at Sony's Request

Oh Nintendo, you rebel without a cause

When we received a press release for Bombing Bastards coming to the Wii U eShop last year, our instinct was "good luck with that", assuming it'd undergo a name change before release. Nope, none of it, as it then launched on the eShop in July 2014. It was a further indication, among others, of Nintendo...

News: Starwhal Makes A Slash On The North American Wii U eShop September 24

Starwhal Makes A Slash On The North American Wii U eShop September 24

A narwhal of a time

The intense and chaotic multiplayer-driven title Starwhal is soon arriving on the Wii U eShop in North America, with developer Breakfall today announcing the title will be making a splash on September 24. The Wii U version of Starwhal will include an exclusive new 5 player mode. This mode titled “Blastopus" involves players...

Nintendo Download: 10th September (North America)

10th September (North America)

Super Mario Maker! The Swindle! Q.U.B.E! Tecmo Bowl! More!

It's that time again, North American eShop fans, for the Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings one of the year's biggest Wii U retail releases and a range of promising downloads on the home console. On the 3DS we have Hatsune Miku, a theme and... did we mention how good the Wii...

News: Plague of Shadows Catching on All Systems Next Week

Plague of Shadows Catching on All Systems Next Week

It's gonna be sick

Shovel Knight fans who have been waiting to launch an alchemical assault on the land will not have to stretch their patience much further, as Yacht Club Games has announced a 17 September release date for its free Plague of Shadows campaign. According to an announcement on the developer's website, the update will arrive for all...

News: Gunscape to Bring Cross-Platform FPS Level Creation and Sharing to the Wii U eShop

Gunscape to Bring Cross-Platform FPS Level Creation and Sharing to the Wii U eShop

Build and share retro-style levels and multiplayer maps

The Wii U - and in one case the 3DS - has brought the first eShop download games that are truly cross-platform. In a concept similar to Cubemen 2, Blowfish Studio Games is bringing Gunscape to Wii U, PS4, Xbox One and PC at the same time and opening up cross-platform level sharing. Gunscape is...

News: Pumped BMX+ is Tricking Its Way to Wii U Soon

Pumped BMX+ is Tricking Its Way to Wii U Soon

The latest title published by Curve Digital

Curve Digital has been a strong supporter of the eShop, with plenty of titles on Wii U and also OlliOlli on the 3DS. The studio is keeping up that support with its latest multi-platform release - Pumped BMX+. Originally developed by Yeah Us! - a one-man indie studio - this is a title that draws much of...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Hits Europe on 29th October

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Hits Europe on 29th October

Just in time for Halloween

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an excellent roguelike adventure game on Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS, combining randomly generated, Zelda-esque dungeons with an extremely graphic art style and theme. We awarded both versions an 8/10, praising the virtually endless amount of content that's packed in and the fiendishly...

News: Castles Pushed Back to Q1 2016

Castles Pushed Back to Q1 2016

More building required

Castles is an action-driven puzzle title that's certainly caught the eye. Spanish developer WhootGames enjoyed notable success with its Steam Greenlight campaign and had planned a 15th September release on PC and consoles, including the Wii U eShop. With that original release just a week away, the studio - via publisher...

News: Update on the Way to Make Wheels Round Again in Gunman Clive HD Collection

Update on the Way to Make Wheels Round Again in Gunman Clive HD Collection

No need to re-invent it

We're big fans of Gunman Clive HD Collection on Wii U, as it successfully combines two terrific 3DS games in one package on the home console. There can be a couple of little technical issues for some, though, and developer Bertil Hörberg has been working on a fix. The issues generally seem to pop up if you have the game...

Nintendo Download: 10th September (Europe)

10th September (Europe)

Super Mario Maker! The Swindle! Hatsune Miku! Etrian Mystery Dungeon! More!

Another week begins and brings with it news of the upcoming European Nintendo Download Update, and this time around there's plenty to look forward to. One of the year's biggest retail releases on Wii U is joined by a much-anticipated download release published by Curve...

News: Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Arrives in North America on 10th September

Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Arrives in North America on 10th September

Qool

As many of you are likely aware, Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut launched on the Wii U eShop in Europe a little under two weeks ago. We awarded it a 7/10, praising its well-crafted puzzle design while criticizing some technical issues and a fairly unexceptional plot. Fortunately for North Americans, Q.U.B.E has finally been given a release date for its...

First Impressions: Getting Down with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Getting Down with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Don’t call it a reboot

Among the indie stars that have graced Nintendo platforms over the years, it's easy to say that WayForward's Shantae is one of the most recognizable. Despite playing the lead role in only three games over the past decade, the scantily clad genie has managed to dance her way into the hearts of so many gamers

Guide: 9 Tips for Playing Runbow

9 Tips for Playing Runbow

Get up and running

Runbow is finally out in both North America and Europe. But did you know that to Runbow properly you need to follow a series of steps? It is scientifically proven by a group of proven scientists that running is more difficult than walking. Write that down as a fact! Luckily for you we have come up with the perfect guide; no no,...

News: Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

Brokeback Clive

Unless you've been hiding behind a tumbleweed, you've probably noticed that the Gunman Clive HD Collection is now on the Wii U eShop. In our review we awarded it a gunslinging 9/10 and said buying it is an absolute no-brainer. For the low price of entry, you are getting HD versions of not one, but two of the most impeccably-crafted...

Video: Even Reggie Is Crazy About Runbow

Even Reggie Is Crazy About Runbow

All hail the Reggie-lution!

With Runbow now available in both North America and Europe, Nintendo of America has posted an amusing video on its YouTube channel revealing Reggie’s addiction to the recently released Wii U eShop title. The clip, which can be viewed below, lasts a minute and a half and also features Nintendo of America’s Damon...

News: Wii U Offers "The Best Realisation Of The Second Screen Experience", Says Watchup CEO

Wii U Offers "The Best Realisation Of The Second Screen Experience", Says Watchup CEO

Unique newscasting app now available on Wii U eShop

Earlier this week, news app Watchup appeared on the Wii U eShop without warning or fanfare, and has strangely been missed off this week's download update. Even so, Watchup CEO and Founder Adriano Farano is keen to make some noise about the Nintendo version of the download, which - in its Android...