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News: Adventures of Pip Kickstarter Campaign Adds Wii U Support

Adventures of Pip Kickstarter Campaign Adds Wii U Support

Included in the $90,000 main goal

Tic Toc Games has announced that its recently-launched Kickstarter campaign for Adventures of Pip will now include support for the Wii U. The update, which can be seen below, came soon after receiving the all clear from Nintendo: IT'S FINALLY OFFICIAL! How cool is Nintendo! So cool they called us last night to say...

News: Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Slam Dunks Its Funding Goal

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Slam Dunks Its Funding Goal

Kazaaming his way onto your Wii U

New Jersey developer Big Deez Productions has finally passed its $450,000 crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo for the upcoming Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, set to hit Wii U, PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360; it raised $473,884 of its $450,000 goal, hitting its target relatively late in the day. When it made its début...

News: Curve Studios And Dakko Dakko Heap Praise On The "Inspirational" Wii U

Curve Studios And Dakko Dakko Heap Praise On The "Inspirational" Wii U

"The Wii U is a perfect system for indie development right now"

While big-name publishers such as EA, 2K Games and Bethesda are happy to ignore the Wii U, Nintendo's console isn't short of support from indie developers. Smaller studios are usually faster and keener to pounce on new ideas, and the concept of second-screen play has clearly captured...

News: Cult County Kickstarter Ends Without Success, Developer "Discussing Other Options"

Cult County Kickstarter Ends Without Success, Developer "Discussing Other Options"

Jools Watsham thanks 1492 backers

For those that have been following the project closely, it should come as no surprise that Renegade Kid's Cult County Kickstarter campaign has fallen short of its target. The project was to come to Wii U, 3DS and host of platforms, but ended well short of its target with $46,736 raised of the $580,000 goal. It's...

Nintendo Download: 1st May (North America)

1st May (North America)

Triple Kirby, Mario Golf, Mega May begins and more!

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings some rather tempting offerings to both the Wii U and 3DS. There are retro classics on both Virtual Consoles along with brand new software, while some discounts and two major retail titles also make an appearance. Let's get to the...

News: Cosmochoria Confirmed for Wii U Release

Cosmochoria Confirmed for Wii U Release

Another eShop game via Kickstarter

One project that's been covered in our recent Kickstarter campaign summaries is Cosmochoria, originally a PC title that saw a worryingly large Wii U stretch goal drastically reduced once the developer learned of the relative potential ease of porting to Nintendo's system. As of our last update at the weekend it...

Exclusive: Opposable Games On Bringing Second-Screen Tactical Action To The Wii U With Salvaged

Opposable Games On Bringing Second-Screen Tactical Action To The Wii U With Salvaged

"Wii U is the perfect fit for the game"

UK-based indie studio Opposable Games has just confirmed that it is planning to bring its unique real time, second-screen strategy title Salvaged to the Wii U eShop, should the game successfully reach its Kickstarter goal of $125,000. We caught up with Design Director James Parker to chat about the...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Is Considering Bringing Semi-Sequel Secrets of Raetikon To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Is Considering Bringing Semi-Sequel Secrets of Raetikon To Wii U

"Porting it to Wii U should be rather straight forward"

Chasing Aurora was one of the Wii U's most interesting and unique launch titles, and when developer Broken Rules confirmed that it was working on a spiritual sequel, many Nintendo fans hoped that they'd get to play it. However, amid comments from the studio that Chasing Aurora didn't meet...

News: Infinity Runner Heading To Wii U eShop

Infinity Runner Heading To Wii U eShop

Includes multiplayer support for up to 32 players

Award winning game studio Wales Interactive have informed us that they’ll be bringing their latest title, Infinity Runner, to the Wii U eShop this Summer. Described as Mirror’s Edge meets Mass Effect, the sci-fi action running game is currently in development for Wii U, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac...

News: Nintendo Serves Up New Videos For Kirby, NES Remix 2, Tomodachi Life and Mario Golf

Nintendo Serves Up New Videos For Kirby, NES Remix 2, Tomodachi Life and Mario Golf

Feast your eyes

After early months this year that have seen some major releases but also some quiet release spells, at retail and on the eShop platforms, we're now entering a stretch where most weeks have something enticing to separate us from our money. This week we have NES Remix 2 on the Wii U eShop, while next week Mario Golf: World Tour will...

News: Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview

Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview

Highlights low eShop sales and policies lagging behind Sony and Microsoft

Brandon Sheffield is, arguably, just the sort of developer Nintendo should be wooing — he produces games through his own studio Necrosoft, is an editor on Gamasutra and is a familiar face at industry events such as GDC (Game Developers Conference) and IDF (Independent Games...

News: Abyss Confirmed to be Venturing to Europe on 8th May

Abyss Confirmed to be Venturing to Europe on 8th May

A week after North America

It's not always easy for small developers and publishers to secure simultaneous releases across both North America and Europe, though EnjoyUp Games has been able to minimise the delay. Previously confirmed for 1st May in North America, gamers on the opposite side of the Atlantic will be able to dive into Abyss on the Wii U...

News: Mega Man Battle Network 3 Headed to the Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Battle Network 3 Headed to the Wii U Virtual Console

So says the Australian ratings board

This week's arrival of Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island on the Wii U Virtual Console drew to a close the initial run of confirmed Game Boy Advance titles in the West. With more confirmed for Japan, however, we're simply awaiting formal details on what's next for those of us outside of Nintendo's homeland...

News: Super Toy Cars Announced for the Wii U eShop

Super Toy Cars Announced for the Wii U eShop

A game described as "Mario Kart meets Micro Machines"

Spanish developer Eclipse Games has recently announced that its “tabletop arcade combat” racer, Super Toy Cars, will be zooming on to the Wii U eShop in the near future. According to the developer, the title hopes to capture the essence of classic racing games such as Micro Machines, Super...

Video: New Child of Light 'Making Of' Focuses on Main Character and Narrative

New Child of Light 'Making Of' Focuses on Main Character and Narrative

"A modern fairy tale"

The Ubisoft Montreal team behind Child of Light has not been hiding their game under a bushel, no, but letting aspects of their project shine all the way up to its coming release. Not that any opportunity to gawk at the game's remarkable visuals is unwelcome. The latest "Making Of" video takes a few minutes to discuss Aurora,...

News: Stick It To The Man Will, Erm, Stick It To The Wii U on 1st May

Stick It To The Man Will, Erm, Stick It To The Wii U on 1st May

It looks insane, of course

You may remember news earlier this year of Stick It To The Man being confirmed for the Wii U. It's a peculiar-looking title that involves puzzle-solving, some stealth and platforming, along with mind reading. All standard stuff. It's previously been released on PC, PS3 and Vita, but developer Zoink Games told us that, for...

Nintendo Download: 24th April (North America)

24th April (North America)

NES is remixed, Child of Light, Yoshi's back, a golfing demo and more

It's that time again, North America, for your Nintendo Download update news. This week brings two high profile titles to the Wii U eShop, along with the latest Game Boy Advance Virtual Console offering. It's more of a mixed bag on the 3DS, though there is a demo for a major retail...