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News: Kiki's Koi Koi Is Coming To The Wii U eShop

Kiki's Koi Koi Is Coming To The Wii U eShop

Here fishy, fishy, fishy!

This year will mark the 125th anniversary of Nintendo as a company and its humble beginnings as a Hanafuda card maker. It seems fitting then that developer How Seven! – previously known as Cobalt Ceiling Games – has recently announced that it’ll be bringing Kiki’s Koi Koi to the Wii U’s eShop. The title, which was...

News: Wii U eShop Exclusive I've Got to Run! Will Hurry to North America in Q2 2014

Wii U eShop Exclusive I've Got to Run! Will Hurry to North America in Q2 2014

Another new studio making its début on the system

4 Corner Games, a one-woman studio operating out of Wisconsin in the U.S., has announced its first commercial foray into gaming. Syrenne McNulty's Wii U eShop-exclusive I've Got to Run! is a randomly generated auto-running platformer making its début in Q2 2014 in North America. Starring original...

News: Super Mario Kart Drifts Onto Aussie Wii U Virtual Console on 28th March

Super Mario Kart Drifts Onto Aussie Wii U Virtual Console on 28th March

Mario Kart 8 discount promotion included

Following the original Nintendo of Europe announcement, Nintendo Australia has now confirmed that Super Mario Kart will also be released on the Aussie Wii U Virtual Console on 28th March. To celebrate the upcoming release of Mario Kart 8 and the VC version of the classic Super Nintendo game that started it...

News: Evofish Swims Across To Australian Waters This April

Evofish Swims Across To Australian Waters This April

Additional controller support also on the way

Our review of Evofish went live earlier this week and it was described as a “remarkably shallow experience" but one that was "inexpensive enough to warrant a download" for those desperate for new multiplayer experiences on the Wii U. Despite the title’s inability to make a serious splash here on...

News: Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

We have no objections...

Some may remember that, way back in 2012, Nintendo rejected The Binding of Isaac, a title developed by Edmund McMillen who is well known as one half of Team Meat. The rejection was due to "questionable religious content", though when talking about an improved version of the game in development shortly after McMillen...

News: Pure Chess Will Checkmate Your Wii U And 3DS Very Soon Indeed

Pure Chess Will Checkmate Your Wii U And 3DS Very Soon Indeed

Developer VooFoo had to fine-tune the cross-platform multiplayer

There was a bit of a delay making the jump to Nintendo platforms, but Chess nuts need not wait much longer. Pure Chess publisher Ripstone has today announced that the highly anticipated digital title will finally be making its way to the 3DS and Wii U eShops on March 20th. The game...

News: Nintendo Confirms Presentations and Games for GDC 2014

Nintendo Confirms Presentations and Games for GDC 2014

"Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers"

Next week San Francisco will host the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014, from 17th to 21st March, a significant event that brings thousands of developers and publishers together. It hosts talks and presentations, while also giving companies an opportunity to network with others and...

Developer Interview: Causal Bit Games On Scratching That Hardcore Itch With Insanity's Blade

Causal Bit Games On Scratching That Hardcore Itch With Insanity's Blade

"This is how I want to feel while I split my enemies in half"

We recently reported on the confirmation that Causal Bit Games is bringing its retro-inspired action title Insanity's Blade to the Wii U eShop. Looking like the best 16-bit hack-and-slash game you never played, this digital download aims to capture the feel of genre classics like R

News: MixedBag Outlines Design Ideas Behind forma.8

MixedBag Outlines Design Ideas Behind forma.8

A "necessity to be interesting, even with a simpler aesthetic"

The list of titles coming to the Wii U eShop has continued to grow in recent times, with forma.8 from Italian developers MixedBag being a recent example. It's coming to a host of additional platforms — Vita, PS4, iOS, PC, Mac and Linux — with the Unity support of the Wii U (and...

News: Zen Studios DLC For Star Wars Pinball and CastleStorm Landing on the Wii U eShop This Week

Zen Studios DLC For Star Wars Pinball and CastleStorm Landing on the Wii U eShop This Week

That's in North America and Europe

Zen Studios has shown solid support for the Wii U eShop to date, releasing multiple titles and accompanying DLC on Nintendo's system. While there have been slight delays to the arrival of DLC, in particular, it's nevertheless pleasing for Wii U owners to get access to all of the content in some of the developer's...

News: These NES Remix 2 Screens Are Full of 8-Bit Goodness

These NES Remix 2 Screens Are Full of 8-Bit Goodness

Dem Boos

NES Remix was a pleasant surprise when revealed as an imminent Wii U eShop release following the last Nintendo Direct of 2013, a slightly wacky compilation of memorable NES games with twists to the gameplay. Great for reminiscing or experiencing 8-bit games for the first time, and featuring a star and stamp collection system to keep the...

News: Festival of Magic Kickstarter Relaunches With a Fresh Name

Festival of Magic Kickstarter Relaunches With a Fresh Name

Earthlock is already well on its way

Late last year we reported that SnowCastle Games had launched a crowdfunding campaign for Festival of Magic, an RPG that had been in the works for a number of months and including a Wii U eShop release. That original campaign was put on hold, however, and was due to go live once again on 20th February; it's taken...

News: Armillo Release Date Pushed Back Into May

Armillo Release Date Pushed Back Into May

Was originally aiming to roll into the Wii U eShop on 24th March

Armillo has long been on the watch lists for some Wii U owners; it was originally revealed in early 2013. Plenty of effort has clearly gone into the project, which has promising-looking gameplay and will be a timed exclusive on Nintendo's home console. It had been targeting a release...

News: Californian Mobile Developer Robot Invader Expresses Interest In Wii U and 3DS Development

Californian Mobile Developer Robot Invader Expresses Interest In Wii U and 3DS Development

"Maybe someday" for Wind-up Knight

Californian game studio Robot Invader has recently expressed interest in bringing its medieval platform runner Wind-up Knight to the Wii U and 3DS. A question posed to the Android and iOS developer via its official Twitter account asked if it had any plans to bring Wind-up Knight to the 3DS or Wii U in the near...

Feature: Lifting the Curtain on Game Ratings and the Headache of Worldwide Releases

Lifting the Curtain on Game Ratings and the Headache of Worldwide Releases

Developers and publishers give us the details

In recent weeks some headlines have been made by the ratings agencies and processes for getting eShop games from development studios and onto our Nintendo consoles. An early shot was fired by Renegade Kid in an interview with us late last year, in which co-founder Jools Watsham explained why, to this...

Nintendo Download: 6th March (North America)

6th March (North America)

Retro golf, dropping Bloks, golden cities, discounted Running and more

It's that time, North America, with another batch of downloads arriving on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms. This week brings new and Virtual Console games to both systems, as well as a discount to celebrate the one year anniversary of one of the finest Wii U eShop titles to...

News: SNES Classic Super Mario Kart Is Racing To The Wii U Virtual Console This Month

SNES Classic Super Mario Kart Is Racing To The Wii U Virtual Console This Month

Download and get a discount on the cost of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo UK has announced that Super Mario Kart will be hitting the European Wii U Virtual Console later this month — March 27th, to be precise. What's more, as part of a special promotion in the run up to the release of Mario Kart 8, if you download Super Mario Kart you will receive a...

News: EnjoyUp Confirms Abyss for the Wii U eShop

EnjoyUp Confirms Abyss for the Wii U eShop

HD depth

Way back in April last year EnjoyUp Games showed Abyss running on the Wii U, leading to thoughts of a sequel or HD remake of the well-regarded DSiWare title. The latter has now been confirmed, with the studio confirming to us that it's aiming for a release in April or May, while there'll be a budget price — $1.99 in North America, for...