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News: Australian Ratings Board Reveals Portable Castlevania and More F-Zero for Wii U's GBA Virtual Console

Australian Ratings Board Reveals Portable Castlevania and More F-Zero for Wii U's GBA Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and F-Zero: GP Legend appear eShop-bound

The Australian government's Classification Board is infamous for its censorship of violence in games, hindering the release of dozens of highly-anticipated titles over the years. But sometimes its ratings bring us good news: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and

News: Two Tribes Confirms Permanent Price Drop of its Classics Range in North America

Two Tribes Confirms Permanent Price Drop of its Classics Range in North America

Yours for just $1.99

Earlier today the European Nintendo Download update included some permanent price discounts from Two Tribes on its 'Classics' range. While the North American update isn't officially released until Thursday, the publisher has taken to Twitter to confirm that these price drops will also apply in North America. This price of...

News: Two Brothers Still on the Way to the Wii U eShop, Third-Party Developer Handling Port

Two Brothers Still on the Way to the Wii U eShop, Third-Party Developer Handling Port

Identity of porting team to be revealed soon

It was way back in the latter half of 2012 that Two Brothers — from AckkStudios — was announced, a top-down 2D RPG that excited some retro gamers with its Game Boy aesthetic, and intrigued plenty of others with the idea that colour is gradually restored to the world. The concept was attractive enough...

News: Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up

Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up

Play it on the GamePad is the message

Time flies, and after a busy week in which Nintendo firmed up its Game Boy Advance plans for the Wii U Virtual Console, we're now just days away from the first arrivals. It's certainly an attractive line-up in its early days, filling April with eight releases in total. Some of these titles will be familiar to...

Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With The Wii U Virtual Console

Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With The Wii U Virtual Console

Perfect for enjoying retro classics?

Since the Wii U's launch there's been much talk about the role of the GamePad with the system, and we're sure most would agree that — to date — it's failed to have the same impact on how we play games as the Wii Remote in the last generation. The thinking behind the controller is clear, as Nintendo saw the...

News: Swords & Soldiers HD Catapulting Its Way Onto The Wii U eShop Next Month

Swords & Soldiers HD Catapulting Its Way Onto The Wii U eShop Next Month

To tide us over until the release of Swords & Soldiers 2

Update: Two Tribes has advised that its original announcement was posted early by accident. As opposed to targeting the end of April, the release window has now been expanded slightly to "April / May". Original Article: Swords & Soldiers — the side scrolling RTS which was originally...

Nintendo Download: 27th March (North America)

27th March (North America)

Free Sonic DLC, retro puzzling, a skating cat and more

Nintendo of America has been a little later than normal with its download update, but it's finally here. There are retro options on both Wii U and 3DS, free DLC and some additional new options on the portable's store; bizarrely, a couple of older titles have also been included. Throw in some...

News: Nintendo Australia Confirms Game Boy Advance Wii U Releases and Pricing

Nintendo Australia Confirms Game Boy Advance Wii U Releases and Pricing

GBA for everyone!

Yesterday brought the happy news of the opening Wii U Virtual Console Game Boy Advance line-up, which includes some enjoyable titles to grace the latest system and its GamePad. Happily, Nintendo Australia has now confirmed details for its region, providing prices as well — all titles will be AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90. 3rd April:...

News: Child of Light Creators Discuss Their Transition from Far Cry 3

Child of Light Creators Discuss Their Transition from Far Cry 3

From wackos to watercolours

Want to talk about shifting gears? How about going from making Far Cry 3, an intriguingly exotic and violent first-person shooter, to Child of Light, a softly toned, beautiful, turn-based RPG adventure that holds firmly to classic fairytale stylings? First instinct might be to hope those involved aren't going mad from...

News: Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Are Single Player Only

Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Are Single Player Only

Going solo

Game Boy Advance games are hitting the North American and European Wii U Virtual Console very soon, and Nintendo has posted some fresh details up on its Japanese site. The biggest news is that all of the launch batch of titles are all listed as being single player only — even those which had multiplayer capability in their original...

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North American Virtual Consoles On April 17th

Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North American Virtual Consoles On April 17th

Nintendo of America confirms GBA Virtual Console lineup, too

It's been a long time coming, but Super Mario Bros. 3 finally has a release date for the North American Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services. Nintendo of America has confirmed that the classic NES game will launch on April 17th, priced at $4.99. Regarded by many Mario fans as one of the...

News: Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"

Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indie Craze "Won't Last"

"Don't think we're going to be all indies for the next five years"

In an interview with CVG, our old friend Peter Molyneux — who recently spoke about the Wii U and his thoughts on Nintendo in general — hopes the games industry won't take the recent indie boom for granted. The veteran developer — now in charge of indie studio 22Cans — likens...

News: Advance Wars Bringing the Battle to the Wii U Virtual Console on 3rd April

Advance Wars Bringing the Battle to the Wii U Virtual Console on 3rd April

An early Game Boy Advance treat

Back in February Nintendo announced that Game Boy Advance games would arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console in April, and has now confirmed an early treat on the way to the service. Surprisingly, it's not one of the games initially announced. Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that GBA original Advance Wars will hit the...

News: APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Launches New Kickstarter Campaign, Wii U Included

APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Launches New Kickstarter Campaign, Wii U Included

Nintendo's system now a core goal at just $5000

Last year we told you about a crowdfunding campaign for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat, a wordplay game with elements of puzzle, RPG and Adventure genres. It had a core target of $15,000 and a Wii U stretch goal of $20,000 yet unfortunately fell well short, with the campaign closing on $3,353...

News: JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

Described as "Just Cause 2 meets Battlefield 4"

JetGetters is — in the developer's own words — "a game about jumping out of jets, and landing on other jets". A unique team-based dogfighting title by indie studio tinyBuild, it has just hit Kickstarter and a Wii U eShop edition is one of the many console-based stretch goals on offer. The concept...

News: Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop

Fiendishly Tricky Precision Platformer Chubbins Is Bouncing To The Wii U eShop

Formerly exclusive to iOS

Two-man indie developer Dahku Creations released precision platformer Chubbins to iOS devices last year. Unfortunately, the game's high level of difficulty turned off a lot of users in that particular market. After working out some of the early details, Dahku is finally able to bring the game to a place where it will...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail Titles Can Benefit From More eShop Trials and Demos

Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail Titles Can Benefit From More eShop Trials and Demos

A taste before taking the plunge

Whether you want to call them free trials or demos, the ongoing absence — for the most part — of these offerings on the Nintendo eShop stores is noticeable. What's peculiar, at least from our perspective, is why that gap exists with some of Nintendo's finest first-party releases; in an increasingly competitive...