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News: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in March and Will be Cross-Buy on Wii U and 3DS

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in March and Will be Cross-Buy on Wii U and 3DS

We tip our hats to Nintendo for that one

In today's Nintendo Direct it was revealed that the title of the upcoming Mario vs DK game will be Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, and it will be an eShop only download for both Wii U and 3DS. Most interestingly the game will be Nintendo's first cross-buy title - if you buy the Wii U version you'll get...

News: Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclusive Free-To-Play Co-Op Action Game

Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclusive Free-To-Play Co-Op Action Game

4 players working together to claim the loot

Bandai Namco is working on a free-to-play, 4-player co-operative action title for the Wii U eShop. The news came as part of a special segment during the recent Nintendo Direct broadcast where Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada explained the core mechanics of the new game, which has the current working title...

News: Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop

Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop

Wii have been waiting...

Since the launch of Wii U the only way to play original Wii games was to enter 'Wii mode', which effectively emulated the Wii system menu. Whilst it was great that the Wii U contained this backwards compatibility it's implementation always felt cumbersome and unfinished. However, during today's Nintendo Direct it was...

News: New Screenshots for Rock 'N Racing Off Road Speed Into View

New Screenshots for Rock 'N Racing Off Road Speed Into View

Rock and roll

Who remembers Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off-Road? This was a fun arcade game for three players where you raced burly off-road trucks around dirt tracks from a top-down viewpoint. The game was ported to a variety of platforms, not least the NES and the SNES; sadly we are yet to see a release on the Virtual Console. Spanish eShop...

News: Nintendo eShop Cards Are 10% Off at Best Buy Today

Nintendo eShop Cards Are 10% Off at Best Buy Today

Buy money for less money!

With Nintendo's Deluxe Digital Promotion now expired, padding your eShop account with a little extra cheddar isn't quite as effortless as it used to be. It might take some bargain hunting to scrape up a few extra bucks, but Best Buy's occasional eShop card sales are a reliable place to start. The cards are Best Buy's Deal...

News: Atlus Announces Launch Week Discounts for Citizens of Earth

Atlus Announces Launch Week Discounts for Citizens of Earth

Cross-buy discount also available in Europe

For fans of download RPGs that bring to mind retro classics, we suspect that Citizens of Earth is high on the agenda. Developed by Eden Industries and published by Atlus, this quirky RPG has cited sources of inspiration such as EarthBound during development, and arrives on multiple platforms next week...

Nintendo Download: 15th January (Europe)

15th January (Europe)

Axelay, 3D After Burner II, Demon's Quest and much more

It's another Monday morning, but we won't let that get us down as we have the European Nintendo Download Update to cheer us up. There are new titles to enjoy across Wii U and 3DS, some classics on the Virtual Console and a whole load of tempting discounts. Let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Family...

Interview: Grendel Games Discusses Underground's Blend of Entertainment and Medical Training

Grendel Games Discusses Underground's Blend of Entertainment and Medical Training

No need to provide surgery afterwards

Grendel Games is responsible for one of the most intriguing titles to arrive on Wii U in the early weeks of 2015; it's available in Europe and arrived in North American soon. Underground was originally conceived as an entertaining tool to assist surgeons with their laparoscopic surgery motor skills - or key-hole...

News: GetClose is Set to Grab a Few New Features

GetClose is Set to Grab a Few New Features

An update for RIVALS

The competitively controller-sharing Wii U eShop title GetClose: A Game for RVIALS should be receiving an update in the near future, adding some new levels and elements. Developer Wombat Source has stated that they've sent an update for Nintendo's approval that includes the following: Four New Levels - Two for Capture the...

News: Tri-Strip Brings That Vintage Game Boy Feel To Your Wii U

Tri-Strip Brings That Vintage Game Boy Feel To Your Wii U

Green piece

It has been confirmed that Form Up Studios and Sc0tt Games (yes, that zero is intentional) are bringing Tri-Strip to the Wii U eShop, a puzzle game that comes with a unique visual style which brings to mind the classic Game Boy screen. The aim of the game is to create squares out of triangles to clear room on the screen. You'll be able...

News: Update For Arrow Time U Improves Overall Game Experience

Update For Arrow Time U Improves Overall Game Experience

XenoHorizon also reveals a Wii U exclusive announcement is on the way

Despite poor sales, indie title Arrow Time U has received an update to improve the overall game experience. Ohio-based developer, XenoHorizon, has followed through with its previous promise, making adjustments to time limits in certain levels, removing an irritating voice clip,...

Nintendo Download: 8th January (North America)

8th January (North America)

Chariot, Mega Man battling, Shantae discount, mazes and more

It's that time of the week once again, when an assortment of goodies are revealed in the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings a variety of titles for Wii U and 3DS, including a particularly stylish effort from Frima Studio; there are also some discounts on both systems...

News: Nintendo Adds a Bunch of Virtual Console Titles to North American Web Store

Nintendo Adds a Bunch of Virtual Console Titles to North American Web Store

Over 100 retail and VC games across Wii U and 3DS

Last year Nintendo of America began selling retail downloads on its website, in what we hoped was a baby step towards a future where any game on the eShop can be easily bought online. Utilising the online capabilities of the Wii U and 3DS, it's possible to buy a game directly from the website and...

First Impressions: The Next Penelope is Futuristic Retro Racing at its Best

The Next Penelope is Futuristic Retro Racing at its Best

A fast-paced odyssey

We've seen a number of HTML-based games come to the Wii U eShop, but few have succeeded in defying their humble code origins to stand alongside more complex offerings on the store - Construct 2 project The Next Penelope looks set to deliver new standards, however. The work of solo developer Aurelien Regard, we were naturally...

Video: Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Picks, In Video Form

Last year we asked you — the wonderful Nintendo Life readership — to select your most beloved titles of 2014. The results were truly illuminating, and prove that the past 12 months were pretty darn good for Nintendo fans. Just like we did with yesterday's Staff GOTY video, we've taken the reader results and transformed them into a wonderful...

News: 2D Puzzle Platformer Midnight Arrives On North American Wii U eShop Later This Month

2D Puzzle Platformer Midnight Arrives On North American Wii U eShop Later This Month

From the creator of Toon Tanks

If you enjoy simple but challenging gameplay experiences, Petite Games' upcoming Wii U eShop title Midnight is one to keep an eye on when it launches 22nd January. The news was delivered via the indie developer's Twitter account, and follows in the footsteps of the previous Wii U eShop release, Toon Tanks. Midnight...

Video: Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Remind Yourself Of Nintendo Life's Top Picks For 2014

Our Game of the Year Awards, presented in video form

Before Christmas, we delivered the Nintendo Life Staff Game of the Year Awards for 2014, and the list was predictably packed with amazing software. Just in case you missed it -- or in case you loved it so much that you'd like a recap -- we've put together a video based on the same results. We'll...

News: Curve Studios Talks About The Future Of The Hydroventure Series

Curve Studios Talks About The Future Of The Hydroventure Series

Or Fluidity, if you're in North America

UK-based Curve Studios is the name behind the Hyrdroventure / Fluidity series and the recent Wii U exclusive Stealth Inc 2, and has also broadened its business by moving into publishing -- Thomas Was Alone , The Swapper and Last Survior were all published by the firm on the Wii U eShop. The company has

Nintendo Download: 8th January (Europe)

8th January (Europe)

Chariot, Crunchyroll, Underground, Turtles, discounts and more

After a quiet start to 2015 in terms of new download releases, we see things ramp up in the most recent European Nintendo Download Update details. The Wii U is the main beneficiary with some promising arrivals, while on 3DS one of our favourite HOME themes previously released in Japan...

News: Keiji Inafune's New Year's Message Includes Fresh Mighty No. 9 Stage Footage

Keiji Inafune's New Year's Message Includes Fresh Mighty No. 9 Stage Footage

"We're pretty much finished"

Mega Man and Mighty No. 9 creator Keiji Inafune has posted a New Year's greeting in which he reveals that production on his latest epic is almost complete -- as well as showing off a hitherto unseen level. He refers to the development of the game as a "pleasure" and states that he can't wait for players to experience...

Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015

The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015

The Legend of Zelda! Star Fox! Splatoon! More!

2015 is here, and for Wii U owners it could be the most exciting year of HD Nintendo gaming yet. The past couple of years have delivered some truly fantastic games, of course, with the just-departed 2014 bringing two of Nintendo's biggest franchises into the current generation. Excitingly, though, the...

Nintendo Download: 1st January (North America)

1st January (North America)

Pokémon Pinball, Bionic Commando, discounted Shovel Knight and more

It's the start of 2015, and Nintendo of America's first Download Update is a fairly slim affair, with each system enjoying a Virtual Console arrival alongside a few tempting discounts. Let's get to the details. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update details earlier in the...

Reminder: Redeem Your Nintendo Network Deluxe / Premium Digital Promotion eShop Credit Codes by 31st March

Redeem Your Nintendo Network Deluxe / Premium Digital Promotion eShop Credit Codes by 31st March

You can't earn any more points, though

Just before Christmas we reminded you that the Deluxe Digital Promotion for Wii U owners was set to end on 31st December 2014. That is the case, so Wii U eShop purchases on 32GB units will no longer earn points to redeem for vouchers, but there's evidently been some confusion over a message posted on the...