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News: Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Live in North America

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario Kart 8, Mario Golf: World Tour and more

In a move poised to please Metroid fans and ruin bidding wars for some, Nintendo has graciously released the Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U eShop. Spearheading the third week of the North American "Throwback Sale," the beloved trilogy is available for a whopping 50% off its...

Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America)

29th January (North America)

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Gunman Clive 2, Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo and more

Nintendo of America was particularly late with its Download Update details today, so as a result we initially produced a provisional list; thankfully the official details have now been issued. As expected there's a much anticipated Wii download on the Wii U eShop, a top-notch...

News: Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Prepare for pain!

Fans of Mutant Mudds rejoice, indie studio Renegade Kid has announced via the game's official Twitter account the development of a brand new Mutant Mudds title for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Mutant Mudds Super Challenge first teased on Twitter, will be further detailed in the upcoming issue of Nintendo Force magazine. The new entry...

News: Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Trilogy Lands on the Wii U eShop Tomorrow

Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Trilogy Lands on the Wii U eShop Tomorrow

Sorry Nintendo, but you can't please everybody!

For those of you that have defied the odds and are unaware, in the most recent Nintendo Direct a few weeks ago there was the surprise announcement of Wii U eShop digital re-releases for some of the Wii's best games. So far we've had the phenomenal Super Mario Galaxy 2 followed by the excellent

Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Microtransactions May Step Up in 2015

Nintendo's Flirtation With Microtransactions May Step Up in 2015

Free-to-play needs to make money somehow...

Nintendo is just hours away - at the time of writing - from announcing its Q3 financial results, which will teach us much about its Holiday season performance. The company's stable share prices approaching the publication of these accounts suggests that we're not looking at apocalyptic target misses, and...

Gallery: Art Academy Masters Produce Award-Winning Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Drawings

Art Academy Masters Produce Award-Winning Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Drawings

Some lovely work

An enduring legacy of the DS, 3DS and Wii U in future may well be the use of their resistive touch screens for impressive drawing apps. The Art Academy franchise is front and centre in this respect, giving gamers the tools to express themselves through art or to take tentative first steps in learning how. It's a refreshingly...

News: Wii U Release of Soul Axiom Will Search For Meaning in Q4

Wii U Release of Soul Axiom Will Search For Meaning in Q4

Full PC arrival in Q2

Just recently we spoke in detail to Wales Interactive about its most notable planned release in 2015 - Soul Axiom. A spiritual successor to Master Reboot, it'll be another title from the developer to grace the Wii U eShop alongside releases on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It's a project - like Master Reboot - that emphasizes creative...

News: RCMADIAX Confirms European Release Line-Up for the First Half of 2015

RCMADIAX Confirms European Release Line-Up for the First Half of 2015

Playing catch-up

Earlier today we revealed that ZeNfa Productions is going to make its Wii U eShop début in Europe with ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon!, an expanded and improved version of ZaciSa's Last Stand. There are a number of developers that released their first games on the Wii U eShop in 2014 - utilising the Nintendo Web Framework - through...

News: ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! Heading to the Wii U eShop in Europe 

ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! Heading to the Wii U eShop in Europe 

Extra content will be a patched to ZaciSa's Last Stand in North America

2014 brought a host of first-time developers to the Wii U eShop, particularly through the Nintendo Web Framework. This has often only been the case in North America - however - with a number of these projects not being localised to Europe, in all likelihood due to costs related...

Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe)

29th January (Europe)

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Gunman Clive 2, Classic GBA Castlevania and more

It's Monday again, but this week's Nintendo Download Update for Europe has certainly put a spring in our step. Arguably one of the greatest gaming trilogies is available at a ridiculous introductory price, while we have more treats including a top notch Game Boy Advance...

News: Key WayForward Director is Bringing His Solo Project to Wii U

Key WayForward Director is Bringing His Solo Project to Wii U

Risky move?

It's not uncommon for creative minds at studios to strike out on their own. With limited budgets and resources, companies are sometimes hesitant to take big risks on games that don't necessarily sound like a profitable idea. If the developer really believes that the game is special, he or she may take a chance and shoulder the...

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...