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News: amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits Bringing Retro Freebie Fun to North America on 30th April

amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits Bringing Retro Freebie Fun to North America on 30th April

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition demo on the same day

For those in North America with a Wii U and 3DS that fancy some free gaming, the upcoming Nintendo Download update - on 30th April - will certainly deliver. First up will be amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, the quirky Wii U app that serves up 30 demos of retro Virtual Console...

News: Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away From SNES on Wii U Virtual Console

Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away From SNES on Wii U Virtual Console

Explains how games are selected for the Virtual Console

Natsume is a publisher and developer that pops up relatively regularly on the current day Virtual Console, certainly more so than some other names that were common on the Wii but have appeared less on the Wii U and 3DS. As such it's a company with some useful insight into how the platform...

Nintendo Download: 23rd April (North America)

23rd April (North America)

Mario Kart 8 DLC, DS karting, Mewtwo, 3D cube creation and more

Happy Mario Kart Day, Nintendo gamers! The usual download update details are out a little later than normal for North America and, unsurprisingly, the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 has a prominent place in the listing. It's not the only fresh arrival, though, we also have more Mario Kart of...

News: amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Available For Free At The End Of The Month

amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Available For Free At The End Of The Month

Say hello to amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights

Nintendo's next free-to-play download is launching on the Wii U eShop at the end of this month in Europe, it has been revealed today. amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights - known in North America as amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits - is an app which works in...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits as it Launches in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits as it Launches in Japan

30 demos to get stuck into

One of the quirkiest uses of amiibo to date is amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a free download on the Wii U eShop that'll allow you to play quick-fire demos of Virtual Console games by tapping one of the figures on the GamePad. It's out today in Japan and Nintendo has released a new video that shows it off. As you...

News: Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen Pinball 2 Soon

We're going to show you something... beautiful

Excited cinema goers will be rushing in droves to see the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the silver screen in Europe later this week. (Sorry North America, you'll have to wait until 1st May). Of course, every cinematic blockbuster such as this has a...

News: Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows Update

Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows Update

Japanese localization also on the way!

As exceedingly rad as Shovel Knight is, the radness velocity only climbs upon the realization that Yacht Club Games is still digging up free add-ons, updates and treats that will keep the game fresh for quite some time. We previously learned that the Plague of Shadows expansion is on its way, but Yacht Club has...

News: Image & Form Announces 'SteamWorld Ambassador' Challenges

Image & Form Announces 'SteamWorld Ambassador' Challenges

Play SteamWorld Heist before anyone else

SteamWorld Heist is due to start arriving in Fall this year, with the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores on the list of supported platforms. A spin-off from SteamWorld Dig, its blend of a steampunk aesthetic with 2D turn-based strategy is certainly full of potential. Developer Image & Form is now launching a set...

News: Space Hulk Will Be Docking With The Wii U eShop On May 2nd

Space Hulk Will Be Docking With The Wii U eShop On May 2nd

Stealer's Kiss

Turn-based tactical strategy game Space Hulk will be hitting the North American Wii U eShop on May 2nd. Based on the Games Workshop board game, Space Hulk sees you taking control of a team of Space Marine Terminators tasked with boarding derelict spaceships and ridding them of the alien Genestealer menace contained within. The...

Gallery: Feast Your Eyes On FullBlast, An Old School Vertical Shooter For The Wii U

Feast Your Eyes On FullBlast, An Old School Vertical Shooter For The Wii U

Two player action promised

Following the PEGI rating we reported on a while back, EnjoyUp Games has confirmed that it will be publishing UFO Crash Games' FullBlast on the Wii U eShop. A vertically-scrolling shooter with 3D visuals and a heavy metal soundtrack, FullBlast calls to mind the likes of Raiden, Battle Garegga and DoDonPachi. It offers...

Nintendo Download: 23rd April (Europe)

23rd April (Europe)

Double Mario Kart delight, Kirby week, discounts and more

A day later than is custom, we finally have the European Nintendo Download Update details to pore over. It's a week with one particularly notable DLC pack on Wii U to be excited about, along with some Virtual Console offerings, a special Kirby-themed promotion ahead of the arrival of Kirby...

News: Mario Kart Super Circuit Arrives on the Wii U eShop This Week in Europe

Mario Kart Super Circuit Arrives on the Wii U eShop This Week in Europe

Yes, we're still waiting for the download update information

We're not sure why, but at the time of writing we're yet to receive the usual Nintendo Download Update news for Europe; we've enquired to see what's happening, in any case. Yet Nintendo of Europe does have its line-up at least partially confirmed, stating on Twitter that Mario Kart Super...

News: ​New FAST Racing Neo Footage is Set to be Revealed in Summer

​New FAST Racing Neo Footage is Set to be Revealed in Summer

"The biggest, and most beautiful game we ever did."

Remember FAST Racing Neo? You'd be forgiven for forgetting about it, as Shin'en has been rather reluctant to release much information about the racing extravaganza. The sequel to the popular Wiiware hit, FAST- Racing League, it promises to deliver a blisteringly fast experience in glorious 60 FPS...

News: Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

65 items to select from

In a similar fashion to other regions, Nintendo Australia will soon offer loyal fans a range of eShop content redeemable via the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue. While Nintendo is still hard at work making this content available as soon as possible, it has now revealed the full list of Wii U and 3DS downloadable titles for...

Nintendo Download: 16th April (North America)

16th April (North America)

StreetPass DLC, Smash Bros. DLC, DK 64, 3D Fantasy Zone II and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update to bring more treats to Wii U and 3DS. This week we have some Rare action on the Wii U, Smash Bros. DLC, StreetPass extras, another Sega classic and much more besides. Let's get to the details...

News: Citizens of Earth Update Halves Wii U Load Times And Adds Retro Soundtrack

Citizens of Earth Update Halves Wii U Load Times And Adds Retro Soundtrack

Also includes improved stability and minor bug fixes

Atlus and Eden Industries have updated the JRPG-inspired role-playing game, Citizens of Earth, with added and improved functionality. The update which applies to both the Wii U and 3DS eShop versions of the game includes the addition of a retro chiptunes soundtrack menu option to relive the glory...

Video: Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, CommanderVideo And More Are Headed To 9-Player Platformer Runbow

Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, CommanderVideo And More Are Headed To 9-Player Platformer Runbow

Everyone's invited

13AM Games' forthcoming Wii U eShop title Runbow is shaping up nicely - as you'll no doubt be aware if you read our early impressions of the game - and it has become even more appealing thanks to the addition of special guest characters from a whole host of other Wii U indie titles. Shovel Knight (from Shovel Knight, obviously),...

News: The Scrappers Will Be Out to Get You in SteamWorld Heist

The Scrappers Will Be Out to Get You in SteamWorld Heist

Details of enemy types are shown off

SteamWorld Heist could be a download highlight of 2015, with the follow-up - not sequel - to SteamWorld Dig heading to Wii U and 3DS alongside a host of other platforms. 2D strategy takes the place of digging and jumping, while steampunk will be heading into outer space. The Image & Form blog is posting...

Interview: Choice Provisions on the Nindie Scene, Future Plans and Why CommanderVideo Should Be in Smash Bros. 

Choice Provisions on the Nindie Scene, Future Plans and Why CommanderVideo Should Be in Smash Bros. 

"Shovel Knight, Meat Boy, and CommanderVideo would hold their own"

Choice Provisions remains one of the most admirably eclectic yet successful developers currently plying their trade in the download scene. After coming to prominence with the BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare and other platforms, the studio changed its name from Gaijin Games and has begun...

News: Super Doomed'n Damned to Channel Retro Capcom Action on Wii U This Year

Super Doomed'n Damned to Channel Retro Capcom Action on Wii U This Year

16-bit gameplay with modern touches

Action platformers were arguably the bread-and-butter of the 16-bit generation - though RPG fans will likely disagree - and considering the positive reaction to classics on the Virtual Console and new titles inspired by retro experiences, we're still suckers for some challenging running and jumping. Super Doomed'n...

News: Ubisoft Announcement Suggests More Child Of Light 'Universe' Games Are On the Way

Ubisoft Announcement Suggests More Child Of Light 'Universe' Games Are On the Way

Child star

Child of Light was an intriguing release from Ubisoft, utilising the UbiArt engine that originated with Rayman Origins and delivering a detailed, and rather popular, download gaming experience. It appeared to be a success, with some physical releases also making it to market, and placed well on the Wii U eShop's own charts. We're rather...

News: Choice Provisions Considering a Release for Tharsis on Wii U

Choice Provisions Considering a Release for Tharsis on Wii U

Ground control to Major Tom

In case you missed the memo, Choice Provisions is what was once known as Gaijin Games, the studio that graced the Wii with the BIT.TRIP games and brought the snappily titled BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien to the Wii U eShop. Choice Provisions is also a publisher, too, with Woah Dave! a recent...

News: Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

De-Minishing Returns

Remember Midora? It's a Zelda-inspired action-adventure which was successfully funded via Kickstarter to the tune of $73,470, and while it didn't meet its Wii U and 3DS stretch goals, developer Epic Minds insisted that it would still come to those machines - it would just take a little longer. However, there are doubts the

Nintendo Download: 16th April (Europe)

16th April (Europe)

StreetPass extras, Elliot Quest, SEGA 3D goodness, Smash DLC and much more

Another week begins, and that means Nintendo Download Update news for European gamers. This week has plenty to offer, with Super Smash Bros. DLC arriving on 3DS and Wii U, a high profile indie effort on the home console, a SEGA 3D Classic, demos, another Wii title and much...