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News: Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

The Wii U eShop is strongest in the US

As you may be aware, Nintendo recently hosted The 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, in which company management provides presentations to its shareholders and answers a number of questions — Satoru Iwata was unable to attend. The official transcript of that meeting has been published, which...

Nintendo Download: 3rd July (North America)

3rd July (North America)

Guacamelee! Armillo! GBA Mario Tennis! WiiWare?! Much more!

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week is full of new downloads to try and part you from your funds. Some are highly anticipated on both Wii U and 3DS, while others are rather out of left-field. There's a lot to choose from, so let's stop stalling and get to the...

News: The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed With Unique Experiences, Say Curve Studios

The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed With Unique Experiences, Say Curve Studios

Stealth Inc 2 expected to arrive around October

While the Wii U and 3DS eShops may not have the depth of content seen on the likes of the iOS App Store and Android Google Play market, they're still home to some amazing titles which simply cannot be experienced elsewhere — and that is part of the reason why Curve Studios is bringing Stealth Inc 2...

News: One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Getting Some Free DLC In Europe

One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Getting Some Free DLC In Europe

"Red Stands Alone" quest will be entirely free to download

To mark the arrival of One Piece Unlimited World Red on Wii U and 3DS, Bandai Namco Games has announced that a free DLC quest will be made available. "Red Stands Alone" is the name of the quest itself, and will boast an increased challenge which will test skilled players. We're in the...

Exclusive: Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel Entertainment's Wii U Exclusive First Person Shooter

Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel Entertainment's Wii U Exclusive First Person Shooter

"The GamePad is a highly flexible piece of equipment"

If you're trying to get the attention of the average Nintendo fan, mentioning Metroid usually has the desired effect. When Dead Pixel Entertainment announced Sync for the Wii U eShop earlier this year, that particular tactic worked wonderfully; of course, the Wii U exclusivity, intriguing...

News: Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms

Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms

Buy one version, get another free

Since the Wii U's NNID (Nintendo Network ID) was added to the 3DS in late 2013 we've been yearning for eShop games, not to mention Virtual Console games, to offer cross-buy so you can play on both the Wii U and 3DS at no extra cost. This is par for the course on PlayStation systems, with Another World being one...

News: Pier Solar HD Delayed, Wii U Version Will Now Come With Built-In Achievements

Pier Solar HD Delayed, Wii U Version Will Now Come With Built-In Achievements

Certification process throws up some issues

WaterMelon's rebooted 16-bit RPG Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD was due for release earlier this year, but the developer has now revealed that a last-minute snag in the certification process has resulted in a minor delay. Apparently it's Microsoft which is kicking up a stink — it rejected the...

News: The Results Of Nintendo Games Seminar Show Innovation And Imagination

The Results Of Nintendo Games Seminar Show Innovation And Imagination

Last year’s four games available for free on the Japanese Wii U eShop

We recently reported on Nintendo of Japan's Nintendo Games Seminar and commented on what a great opportunity it looked like for young Japanese developers who wanted to make a name for themselves. Every year selected teams of college students are given classes on game...

News: Shovel Knight Soundtracks Released on Bandcamp

Shovel Knight Soundtracks Released on Bandcamp

Name your price for some metal-slammin' tracks

In our recent post on the Shovel Knight release trailer, you may recall one of our questions in our state of frenzied yammering was "Where do we get this song?!" Delightfully, we have an answer: it's Track 17 on Strike the Earth! Shovel Knight Arranged, newly released alongside the

Nintendo Download: 26th June (North America)

26th June (North America)

Shovel Knight, Wii Sports, 5 DSiWare games (yes, really!) and much more

It's time again for your Nintendo download update, North America, and this one is a beauty. There's a double release of an eagerly anticipated action platformer, more Wii Sports shenanigans, discounts and plenty of choices across Wii U, 3DS and even DSiWare. Let's get to it...

News: ZaciSa's Last Stand Begins Its Defence on the Wii U eShop on 3rd July

ZaciSa's Last Stand Begins Its Defence on the Wii U eShop on 3rd July

"Coming soon" in Europe

ZaciSa's Last Stand is the début release from ZeNfA Productions, which was founded by Greg Wiggleton; it's the latest in the range of budget releases arriving on the Wii U eShop courtesy of the Nintendo Web Framework support. That platform has opened the door for projects and game engines utilising code such as HTML5 and...

News: Stealth Inc 2 Could Arrive on Wii U as Early as October, Level Editor and Miiverse Details Explained

Stealth Inc 2 Could Arrive on Wii U as Early as October, Level Editor and Miiverse Details Explained

Curve Studios shows us its upcoming exclusive

Stealth Inc 2 was announced not so long ago, and was surprising as it was confirmed to be a Wii U exclusive. It'll certainly be a welcome addition to the eShop, and an intriguing one in light of the fact that the original title never made it to Nintendo hardware. We've just recently had a look at the...

News: Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upcoming Wii U eShop title, Ice Cream Surfer

Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upcoming Wii U eShop title, Ice Cream Surfer

I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!

You love ice cream and hate broccoli. This is a classic childhood scenario at its best. And now – gamers will be able to fight for their love of their favourite desert in the upcoming Wii U eShop title – Ice Cream Surfer. According to recently spotted rating listings on PEGI and the USK,...

News: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developers Aiming to Bring Areal to Wii U

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developers Aiming to Bring Areal to Wii U

Blasting towards crowdfunding target

For Wii U gamers hoping for a shooter on the system that also aims to innovate the genre and provide a compelling post-apocalyptic atmosphere, Areal should perhaps be on their radar. It's a project by West Games, comprised of team members that worked on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and Metro: Last Light. Presented...

News: KickBeat: Special Edition Wii U eShop Trailer Shows Deadly Rhythm

KickBeat: Special Edition Wii U eShop Trailer Shows Deadly Rhythm

Fresh footage of X-Type Plus and Master Reboot also released

Zen Studios has undoubtedly been one of the most committed download game publishers on the Wii U eShop, releasing multiple games and some DLC on the store. Occasionally the titles have taken a while and not all DLC has made it, yet considering the limited audience up to this point it'd be...

Video: Shovel Knight Release Trailer Delivers Epicness in Spades

Shovel Knight Release Trailer Delivers Epicness in Spades

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

We'd like to think that video game journalism has progressed past the era when we mindlessly slathered over screenshots of games and reviewed things in terms of heads that looked like they were about to explode, but if anything is to make us don our old neon shirts and bring "Radical!" back into style, it's the...

News: Ubisoft Runs Another eShop Discount Bonanza in North America

Ubisoft Runs Another eShop Discount Bonanza in North America

Because it can...

It seems that Ubisoft just can't help itself when it comes to eShop discount promotions. In what appears to be a bi-monthly occasion, it's slashed the prices of a substantial range of titles on both the Wii U and 3DS stores in order to drum up some more sales. There are plenty to get through, though no fresh discounts in Europe...

News: Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Could Even Come to Wii U

Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Could Even Come to Wii U

"Everything is fine" with Nintendo, apparently

Last week we pointed your attention to iPad title Castaway Paradise, which has striking similarities to Animal Crossing and some aspects that would be familiar to Harvest Moon fans; all with a dash of micro-transactions, of course. Footage of the title, already out in countries such as Canada and New...

Nintendo Download: 26th June (Europe)

26th June (Europe)

Wii Sports Club, GBA Mario Tennis, StreetPass discounts and much more

Another Monday has arrived, dear gamers, and Nintendo of Europe is trying to cheer us up with its Download Update details. This week certainly has plenty of choice, with a broad variety of titles covering Wii U, 3DS and, yes, DSiWare. We have the completion of a HD sports set and...

Guide: The Biggest Wii U and 3DS eShop Games Coming In 2014

The Biggest Wii U and 3DS eShop Games Coming In 2014

With apologies, this time, to your digital wallet

The second half of 2014 is almost upon us, and we have a clearer idea of what games will arrive before those New Year bells take us into 2015. We already brought you a guide to the biggest Wii U and 3DS retail games coming in 2014, so naturally we'll now do the same for eShop games. Our goal with...