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Rumour: Wii Sports Club Japanese Retail Bundle Points to July Release for Boxing and Baseball

Wii Sports Club Japanese Retail Bundle Points to July Release for Boxing and Baseball

A knockout for Wii U?

The Wii Sports Club range on the Wii U eShop has offered some decent fun so far, bringing HD, Miiverse and MotionPlus upgrades to three events from the iconic Wii Sports. We're still awaiting Baseball and Boxing, of course, in order to complete the set; if a Japanese retail blog is to be believed, they're not far away. The...

Nintendo Download: 15th May (North America)

15th May (North America)

Wii Party U(?!), Scram Kitty, Chronicles of the Moon and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week certainly brings decent variety and some much anticipated games. There are two exclusives across Wii U and 3DS that stand out, along with some other downloads and Virtual Console entries on both current systems. Let's get to...

News: Heart Forth, Alicia Successfully Hits Wii U Kickstarter Target

Heart Forth, Alicia Successfully Hits Wii U Kickstarter Target

3DS version still on the cards

Successful Kickstarter project Heart Forth, Alicia, a '90s-inspired 'Metroidvania' RPG, has hit its Wii U stretch goal of $200,000 and will now be coming to the system. Wii U owners will have the opportunity to play the mystical retro-flavoured game about a young wizard on her journey to stop an evil Spirit from...

Video: Musician Lindsey Stirling Dresses Up As Aurora From Child Of Light, Because Why Not?

Musician Lindsey Stirling Dresses Up As Aurora From Child Of Light, Because Why Not?

Popular artist channels Ubisoft's RPG hit for unique video performance

We love Lindsey Stirling here at Nintendo Life — not only does she play a mean fiddle (OK, violin), but she's absolutely potty about video games and never misses an opportunity to cover the soundtrack of a famous title or dress up as a popular character. Her latest video —...

Preview: Swords & Soldiers HD

Swords & Soldiers HD

The best of both worlds

The WiiWare platform may not always be considered in a particularly glowing light, but it's undeniable that it did deliver some top-class download experiences. One of these was Swords & Soldiers from Ronimo Games, a side-scrolling real-time strategy title that made use of the Wii Remote pointer in an intuitive, natural...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for May, Physical Items Return

Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for May, Physical Items Return

Super Metroid! 3D Classic! Brain Age! Mario Kart 64!

During April Nintendo of America took away physical rewards from Club Nintendo ahead of maintenance work, and it's now reintroduced its standard range a day ahead of schedule. Little has changed, though it's worth checking out the updated options on the official website, with Mario and Luigi 3DS...

News: Kosuke Yabuki Explains That Every Mario Kart is Made "From Scratch"

Kosuke Yabuki Explains That Every Mario Kart is Made "From Scratch"

Explains retro course design and Battle mode's lack of arenas in MK8

Mario Kart 8 is now just a few weeks away, and the secrets of its modes and design have been stripped away in favour of anticipation as Wii U owners become keen to get their hands on the latest racer in the series. In a mini-interview with EDGE magazine, Kosuke Yabuki took the...

Video: This New Insanity's Blade Trailer Cuts A Gory Swathe Through The Web

This New Insanity's Blade Trailer Cuts A Gory Swathe Through The Web

PC release confirmed for later this month, Wii U version coming later

We've been following the progress of Insanity's Blade closely over the past few months and can't wait to see what the game looks like when it finally hits the Wii U eShop. Causal Bit Games successfully kickstarted its unique take on the side-scrolling action platformer at the end...

Interview: Yanim Studio on its Kickstarter-Funded Wii U Adventure, Red Goddess: Inner World

Yanim Studio on its Kickstarter-Funded Wii U Adventure, Red Goddess: Inner World

"Nintendo's audience will love what this game has to offer."

On Tuesday we reported on Red Goddess: Inner World, a beautiful new Kickstarter-funded Metroidvania-style title headed to Wii U, PS4, PS Vita, and PC next year if the campaign reaches its funding goal. If you haven't checked it out yet, take a gander at the Kickstarter trailer:...

News: Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Trebled In The Last Two Years

Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Trebled In The Last Two Years

$235 million in digital sales gained in the past 12 months

Nintendo has confirmed that digital revenue across its consoles has tripled in the past two years. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed the statistic at the recent investor's briefing, explaining that during the financial period between April 2013 and March 2014, around 24 billion Yen...

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...