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News: Multiplayer Sci-Fi Alien Shooter Hive Jump Coming to Wii U

Multiplayer Sci-Fi Alien Shooter Hive Jump Coming to Wii U

Not for the faint hearted

Undoubtedly drawing inspiration from classic sci-fl horror flicks such as Ridley Scott’s Alien, indie game developer Graphite Labs has revealed via Twitter that it will be bringing its own video game adaption of this classic genre to the Wii U. Thanks to Nintendo’s “open arms” towards indie development, Hive Jump...

News: North American Club Nintendo Update Closes Down Physical Rewards Until May

North American Club Nintendo Update Closes Down Physical Rewards Until May

More game downloads added in the interim

Club Nintendo patrons in North America who were saving up their coins for some tangible Nintendo memorabilia will apparently have to wait a while before doing so as the program undergoes a system update. Visitors to the Club Nintendo rewards page will be met with the following message: Orders for physical...

News: Hex Heroes Hacks Up Kickstarter Goal

Hex Heroes Hacks Up Kickstarter Goal

Their real time strategy for funding paid off

Prismatic Games' Wii U-centric, asymmetrical, party real time strategy game Hex Heroes reached its $80,000 Kickstarter goal with less than a day to spare, bringing the world one step closer to knowing what a Wii U-centric, asymmetrical, party real time strategy game is. Prismatic thanked backers in a...

Interview: MixedBag on Bringing forma.8's Mysterious Adventure to the Wii U eShop

MixedBag on Bringing forma.8's Mysterious Adventure to the Wii U eShop

"I think there's a lot of untapped potential in the GamePad"

Earlier this year Italian developer MixedBag caught the attention of Wii U gamers by teasing an announcement for the system; this turned out to be forma.8, an exploration game with a stylish visual approach. The studio's announcement reserved particular praise for Unity, Nintendo and...

Video: Learn More About the Stunning Art Style and Sound in Child of Light

Learn More About the Stunning Art Style and Sound in Child of Light

The adventure is getting closer

While plenty of attention with the Wii U has drifted towards Mario Kart 8 and a host of upcoming Wii U eShop releases, we feel that Ubisoft's Child of Light shouldn't be forgotten or overlooked. Arriving on the download store next week, it's a title full of potential. With a script that'll read like a poem and with...

News: Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titles Depends on Fan Support

Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titles Depends on Fan Support

NES Remix director: "Does the marketplace want it or need it?"

In an interview with IGN, NES Remix and NES Remix 2 director Koichi Hayashida explained that the possibility of a SNES Remix, Game Boy Advance Remix, or other Remix brand titles will depend on the market's support and fan outcry. There could even be a Remix title based on third-party...

News: The Nintendo eShop Is Like Paradise, Says Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson

The Nintendo eShop Is Like Paradise, Says Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson

"The gamers are REAL gamers who pay for quality"

As we're all well aware, the Nintendo eShop isn't the only digital marketplace out there right now. Sony and Microsoft have their own storefronts for downloadable titles, and the iOS App Store and Google Play market offer developers to chance to reach millions of potential customers. However, for...

Nintendo Download: 24th April (Europe)

24th April (Europe)

NES Remix returns, Yoshi on GBA, Yumi by another name and more

A day later than normal due to a Holiday Monday, we finally have this week's Nintendo Download information for Europe. We've got a Wii U sequel to a popular remix, more GBA goodness, a mix of good and not-so-good on the 3DS and a new DSiWare title. Plenty to consider, so let's get into...

News: Popup Dungeon and Hover: Revolt of Gamers Both Join The Kickstarter Ranks

Popup Dungeon and Hover: Revolt of Gamers Both Join The Kickstarter Ranks

Both campaigns promise Wii U support if $100,000 stretch goals are reached

Two of the most promising potential Wii U Kickstarter campaigns are now in full swing this week. With $100,000 stretch goals for Wii U support in both projects, let's take a look. Texas-based studio Triple.B.Titles brings us Popup Dungeon, "a roguelike papercraft RPG that...

News: Turtle Tale Slowly Moves Closer to the eShop on 3DS and Wii U

Turtle Tale Slowly Moves Closer to the eShop on 3DS and Wii U

Turtle power

There's some 2D platforming action getting closer to both the 3DS and Wii U eShop; those that want to be a heroic water gun-wielding turtle will soon be able to fulfil that fantasy in Turtle Tale. Announced last year and taking its cue from action platformers of the NES and SNES era, it's the work of Saturnine Games — the studio is...

News: Nintendo of Europe Launches Voice to Victory Wii Karaoke U Contest

Nintendo of Europe Launches Voice to Victory Wii Karaoke U Contest

Sing like you're winning

Just recently we pointed you to a tease from Nintendo of Europe about an upcoming Wii Karaoke U contest, and details have now been revealed. It's the real deal, in the sense that eShop cash prizes are up for grabs. Called Voice to Victory, it now has a special Miiverse community, and tasks you with singing your heart out...

Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America)

17th April (North America)

Classic Mario, GBA treats, HD Flowerworks, smashing cats and much 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 a major retail title also make an appearance. Let's...

News: DuckTales: Remastered Digital Soundtrack Coming to Amazon

DuckTales: Remastered Digital Soundtrack Coming to Amazon

47-track album to go on sale later this month

Capcom has announced that the official game soundtrack for DuckTales: Remastered will be available to download from Amazon's MP3 store from 29 April. With 47 tracks and clocking in at around the 90-minute mark, the album will include both Jake Kaufman's remixes for the recent re-release, as well as...

News: Space Shooter Cosmochoria Lowers Wii U Kickstarter Stretch Goal To $25,000

Space Shooter Cosmochoria Lowers Wii U Kickstarter Stretch Goal To $25,000

Development technicalities ''a lot more doable'' than originally thought

Kickstarter projects are rarely without their changes somewhere along the line. Stretch goals can be added, new features can be implemented and fan response or criticism can even have an impact on the final release. During our last Kickstarter round-up we wagered that the...

News: Nocturnal Plants a New Flowerworks HD Trailer Ahead of Launch

Nocturnal Plants a New Flowerworks HD Trailer Ahead of Launch

Shows off blooming nice effects

There aren't many WiiWare titles getting re-purposed for the Wii U, but part of a select group with a few others is Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure from Australian developer Nocturnal. Due in this week's update (17th April) in North America and May in Europe, it'll have a discount price of $3.50 in its first month...

News: Nintendo Teases a Wii Karaoke U Miiverse Contest

Nintendo Teases a Wii Karaoke U Miiverse Contest

Neighbours, be warned

Wii Karaoke U probably still holds the crown as one of the most peculiar offerings on the Wii U eShop. In some ways it's one of the most modern titles Nintendo's released in terms of online functionality, with a substantial range of tracks available to stream and various time-based passes to purchase in order to satisfy into...

News: Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Scream bloody murder

Next week's Japanese Wii U Virtual Console titles have been confirmed, and fans of Konami and Capcom should be pretty pleased with what's on offer. Arguably the most notable release is Castlevania: Dracula X (known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe), the SNES port of the PC Engine classic...

News: Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Currently listed as "proposed"

Spanish developer Hydra Interactive Entertainment has announced Upside Down Dimensions, an action RPG that combines hack 'n slash, stealth, puzzles and platforming elements – drawing inspiration from games such as Paper Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. The title has a launch window of 2015 for PC, Mac, PS...

Exclusive: Here's an Early Look at Location Game Footage in HullBreach: Uncloaked

Here's an Early Look at Location Game Footage in HullBreach: Uncloaked

Both real and fantastical

HullBreach Uncloaked is an intriguing Wii U eShop title in a couple of respects — it's based on a Wii-browser MMORPG called HullBreach Online, and its developer (HullBreach Studios) has bold plans for the scope that it'll offer. It'll have all 576 sectors of its online predecessor, except with fully-realised 3D visuals...

Video: This Child of Light Trailer Takes You Through The Beautiful World of Lemuria

This Child of Light Trailer Takes You Through The Beautiful World of Lemuria

Step into the light

In the lead up to Child of Light’s release on the Wii U eShop later this month, Ubisoft has been releasing a steady stream of trailers to show off its artistic action-RPG. Recent clips have displayed the game’s co-op mode, as well as the title’s partnerships for music and theatrical design. The latest clip, which