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News: APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Campaign Adds Modest Wii U Stretch Goal

APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Campaign Adds Modest Wii U Stretch Goal

Nintendo reached out to Actos Games over word game

We've consistently banged the drum, here on Nintendo Life, highlighting how Nintendo's support for Unity tools and HTML5 on the Wii U could bring an enticing range of download-only games to the system's eShop. One potential addition, courtesy of the HTML5 tools available through the Nintendo Web...

Nintendo Download: 7th November (Europe)

7th November (Europe)

Wii Sports returns, Layton's legacy, Olympics, Batman and much more

The download details for Europe arrived a little later than usual this week, possibly because it's a rather lengthy release list. We have high profile retail games on Wii U and 3DS, along with some interesting download-only options and discounts both permanent and temporary...

News: Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Alien life-form is found

A Kickstarter campaign has crash landed for extraterrestrial stealth-puzzler title Paradise Lost: First Contact, currently seeking $70,000 to gain funding for development. A Wii U version could possibly be in the works if it meets its staggering stretch goal of $250,000 by 1st December. Set in a bio-engineering facility,...

Nintendo Download: 31st October (North America)

31st October (North America)

Wii Fit U, LEGO heroes, Super retro vampire slaying and much more

It's time for the Nintendo Download update, North America, in which we learn what delights will be infesting the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms this Halloween and beyond. We have a stone-cold classic Super NES title on the Wii U, while one of the most lucrative Wii franchises makes...

News: Phantasm Studios Seeks To Resurrect Ghosts 'N Goblins With Or Without Capcom's Blessing

Phantasm Studios Seeks To Resurrect Ghosts 'N Goblins With Or Without Capcom's Blessing

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Demon World slated for Nintendo eShops

Newly-established Phantasm Studios is looking to bring the legendary Arthur back from the dead with a fresh entry in the Ghosts 'N Goblins series. CEO and founder Monty Singleton has lifted the lid on a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds for development, but there's a catch: he...

News: F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart Itch On Wii U This Christmas

F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart Itch On Wii U This Christmas

Cartoon racer is exclusive to the eShop in Europe and North America

Codemasters has revealed that F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition will be racing onto the Wii U eShop this December in both Europe and North America. The title was announced many months ago and was assumed to be getting a retail release, but it then mysteriously dropped off the radar...

News: Wii Sports Club Will Download Automatically With SpotPass

Wii Sports Club Will Download Automatically With SpotPass

Assuming you have 1.3GB of space available

Yesterday we brought you some information from the latest Iwata Asks, in which it was explained that Namco Bandai had stepped in to take on development duties. Naturally those in attendance spoke about a variety of topics, another of which is the fact that — if you have 1.3GB of available space (on the...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Announces FAST Racing NEO for the Wii U eShop

Shin'en Multimedia Announces FAST Racing NEO for the Wii U eShop

By popular demand

It's been common knowledge for a good amount of time that Shin'en Multimedia is planning multiple Wii U projects, with the intention to continue its support for Nintendo hardware. It's also been confirmed in the past that a successor to WiiWare title FAST - Racing League was on the cards, and after some recent Twitter prompts the...

News: Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

Wii Sports Club Is The Handiwork Of Namco Bandai, With Nintendo Assisting

External studio was instrumental in getting online Tennis working

It has been revealed during the latest Iwata Asks that Namco Bandai is handling development duties on the forthcoming Wii Sports Club. The selection of sporting titles — upscaled and improved from the Wii originals — joins the ever-increasing list of Nintendo franchises to be...

News: Giana Sisters' Halloween-Themed DLC Not Hitting Consoles

Giana Sisters' Halloween-Themed DLC Not Hitting Consoles

Other treats promised in 2014, however

PC gamers who own Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (or the currently PC-exclusive stand-alone add-on, Rise of the Owlverlord), have the opportunity to scare up some additional fun with a free, Halloween-inspired level. Unfortunately, all console versions will be left in the dark. Adrian Goersch, Managing Director...

Nintendo Download: 31st October (Europe)

31st October (Europe)

Free fitness for U, Castlevania gets super, a lot of discounts and more

This week's download news for Europe arrived a little later than normal, which we'll assume is an attempt to creep us out before they arrive on the creepiest day of the year. This time around we're light on new releases, though a major Wii franchise makes its awaited début on...

Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Freshen Up

The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Freshen Up

Tom Whitehead's frustrated at the untapped potential of the Virtual Console

OK, I'll join the club and say it. The Wii U and, to a degree, the 3DS Virtual Console are becoming rather frustrating, stale affairs. There's something odd that, years after working through the NES library on the Wii, we're now doing it all over again, despite the fact...

News: Super Castlevania IV Is Coming To The North American Wii U eShop In Time For Halloween

Super Castlevania IV Is Coming To The North American Wii U eShop In Time For Halloween

The children of the night, what sweet music they make

Nintendo has confirmed that Konami's whip-cracking classic Super Castlevania IV is coming to the North American Wii U eShop on October 31st — just in time for Halloween. Originally released in 1991, the game stars vampire killer Simon Belmont and is regarded by many Castlevania fans as one of...

News: Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are Half Price On The eShop Over Halloween

Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are Half Price On The eShop Over Halloween

A nice treat for North American Wii U and 3DS owners

It's that time of year again where people dress as werewolves and other spooky monsters, carve scary faces into pumpkins and dish out candy on Animal Crossing. Yes, it's Halloween and there are plenty of frightful franchises out there to get stuck into over the season, with Resident Evil being...

Interview: KinifiGames on Bringing Imagine Me to Wii U, Small Studio Challenges and Getting the Call From Nintendo

KinifiGames on Bringing Imagine Me to Wii U, Small Studio Challenges and Getting the Call From Nintendo

"Think of Spelunky mixed with Zelda"

There are a number of intriguing projects on the way to the Wii U eShop, though not all have featured at expos or in Nintendo Direct sizzle reels. Imagine Me by KinifiGames is one such game, a title that was Kickstarted over two years ago for PC, Mac and Linux, and has now emerged as another experience bound...

News: Wii Party U Bypasses the Wii U eShop in Launch Week

Wii Party U Bypasses the Wii U eShop in Launch Week

Physical-only in both North America and Europe

Rumours have been swirling for a while regarding Wii Party U skipping the eShop at launch, and with both the European and North American updates now issued it's clear that those rumours were correct. We've been seeking comment since the rumours first surfaced and will continue to do so. It's the...

Nintendo Download: 24th October (North America)

24th October (North America)

Destinies are fulfilled, retail big-hitters arrive and more

It's taken a little longer than normal to receive confirmation, but we finally have the North American download information for the week. This time around the focus is truly on retail downloads, though a much-anticipated download-only title arrives from Capcom. Let's get to it. Wii U...

News: Super Ubie Land Will Recieve Another Name Change Before Hitting The Wii U eShop

Super Ubie Land Will Recieve Another Name Change Before Hitting The Wii U eShop

What's in a name, anyway?

Super Ubie Land has already seen one name change — it was originally called Super Ubi Land, but publisher Ubisoft understandably took issue — and now developer Notion Games has revealed that the Wii U eShop platformer will see another title adjustment before it becomes available. No details on what the new title will...

News: Proposed Boogerman Reboot Will Feature Earthworm Jim

Proposed Boogerman Reboot Will Feature Earthworm Jim

16-bit icons stick together

We recently reported on a Kickstarter campaign to make a new version of Boogerman, a gross 16-bit platformer which originally appeared on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis back in the '90s. The creators are seeking $375,000 to fund the project and have raised just over $24,000 so far, with 27 days remaining. They'll no doubt...

News: Cypronia Reveals New Wii U eShop Games, Including "Physics-Based Demolition" Title Angry Bunnies

Cypronia Reveals New Wii U eShop Games, Including "Physics-Based Demolition" Title Angry Bunnies

UPDATE: Angry Bunnies also confirmed for 3DS eShop release

Slovakian developer and publisher Cypronia has announced four new titles for the Wii U eShop. These include puzzler Color Zen, art package My Style Studio: Notebook and "hairdressing app" My Style Studio: Hair Salon. However, the most interesting release has to be An

News: Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

"We're really excited about this and have been waiting to announce it"

Knite & The Ghost Lights is one of the most unique looking titles we've seen on Kickstarter yet, and its creators are aiming to release a Wii U port "close to launch". Developed by Mobot Studios — which is also behind Paper Monsters — the game offers a mixture of...

Nintendo Download: 24th October (Europe)

24th October (Europe)

Phoenix Wright, Mighty Switching on Wii U and a ludicrous range of options

Some weeks can be rather quiet in the Nintendo Download update; this is not one of those weeks. This may well be the longest list of downloads and promotions that we've seen yet, with some anticipated titles and a few that have rather come out of left-field. There's a...