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News: Hyper Light Drifter Receives Official Wii U Stretch Goal

Hyper Light Drifter Receives Official Wii U Stretch Goal

Needs $550,000 to drift into the eShop

Heart Machine has been running a Kickstarter campaign over the last month in an attempt to make Hyper Light Drifter a reality and to say it has been successful would be an understatement. Initially hoping to nab $27,000 in funding, the developer is now approaching the $450,000 mark with just seven days left to...

News: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Conjures Up More Than Twice Its Kickstarter Goal

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Conjures Up More Than Twice Its Kickstarter Goal

Two more stretch goals achieved in final day

Gather the noisemakers and break out your best pair of harem pants, because Shante: Half-Genie Hero has finished its Kickstarter campaign with several extra stretch goals tacked on. The final total at the end of the campaign is $811,962, including more than $35,000 in PayPal donations. That is more than...

News: Nintendo Considering Cross-Buy eShop Purchases, But Doesn't Have Anything To Announce Yet

Nintendo Considering Cross-Buy eShop Purchases, But Doesn't Have Anything To Announce Yet

Feature will be added if enough developers demand it

If you own a PS3 and PC Vita then you'll be aware of the excellent "Cross-Buy" function, which allows you to purchase a game on one system and then download it on the other for free — provided it's available on both in the first place, of course. With so many Virtual Console titles now appearing...

News: Nintendo Reveals Big Plans for Indiecade

Nintendo Reveals Big Plans for Indiecade

Panel on eShop publishing and lots of playable games

One of a number of themes that Nintendo's been communicating this year is its support for small 'indie' developers on its eShop platforms. In some respects the big N has faced a challenge moving the message beyond the flaws of the DSi and Wii stores, making clear to developers around the world...

Nintendo Download: 3rd October (North America)

3rd October (North America)

Crazy racing, retro brawling, classy puzzling and much more

It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and just a little later than normal this week. We have a fairly lengthy list for you to pore over, covering content on the Wii U and 3DS eShops as well as one DSiWare title. There's plenty to get through, so let's leap right in. Wii...

News: Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party DLC to Make Use of Wii U GamePad's Camera

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party DLC to Make Use of Wii U GamePad's Camera

Put on your best smile

Developer KnapNok Games has confirmed that its upcoming update for Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party will include six new mini-games that revolve around the Wii U GamePad's camera. Due shortly before Christmas, the fresh content promises to use many of the Wii U's bespoke features — such as the gyro, camera, facial and smile...

News: Two Tribes Confirms Details of Three Titles in Wii U Classics Range, All Hitting This Year

Two Tribes Confirms Details of Three Titles in Wii U Classics Range, All Hitting This Year

There's some serious value on offer

It's been no secret that Two Tribes, which has recently seen a surge in Wii U eShop sales with the excellent Toki Tori 2+, has been planning a Classics range for the Wii U eShop, including titles familiar to Nintendo gamers and a couple that will be new to some. The details have been revealed today and, it has to...

News: More Mega Man Love Is Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

More Mega Man Love Is Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

Game Boy and Super Famicom sequels on the way next week

Mega Man is 25 this year, and Capcom is wasting no time in pumping out as many of his classic adventures as possible onto Nintendo's Virtual Console services. Next week — October 9th, to be exact — will see the release of Mega Man III on the 3DS eShop and Mega Man X2 on the Wii U eShop...

News: Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for 3DS

Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for 3DS

Wowza

Mighty No. 9, the project from Keiji Inafune's Comcept studio that, in the eyes of many fans, is a true follow-up to the iconic Mega Man franchise, has been a crowdfunding phenomenon. Despite having a target release of April 2015 gamers have been quick to rush and show support. Having previously hit its Wii U stretch goal with relative ease,...

News: Chompy Chomp Chomp Party Heading To Wii U Next Year

Chompy Chomp Chomp Party Heading To Wii U Next Year

Development on this tasty treat began last week

Chompy Chomp Chomp is available on PC and Xbox Live Arcade and is the first project from developer Utopian World of Sandwiches. However, there's a new system set to join the picnic as the studio has confirmed it started development of a brand new version on Wii U last week. It's set to be called...

News: Kickstarter Project Opens For Edge of Eternity, Wii U Version On The Cards

Kickstarter Project Opens For Edge of Eternity, Wii U Version On The Cards

We'd be eternally grateful

Midgar Studio has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Edge of Eternity, a Space-JRPG that's said to have "an old school turn based combat system". You jump into the world of Heryon, where you take control of Daryon, the game's protagonist who takes responsibility for saving the planet after an alien civilisation invades...

Nintendo Download: 3rd October (Europe)

3rd October (Europe)

A legend returns, singing, a fighting trilogy and more

It's the start of a new week, Europe, which means that it's Nintendo Download time. This time around there are various options across the Wii U and 3DS, including a long awaited remake, singing shenanigans and a retro trilogy. Without any more preamble let's get to the details. Wii U eShop:...

News: Nnooo Set To Bring ORBITOR To Consoles

Nnooo Set To Bring ORBITOR To Consoles

We just don't know which ones yet...

Australian developer Evil Aliens is behind ORBITOR, its first ever project which is currently on Steam Greenlight. It looked like it would be skipping the console market altogether, but that is no longer the case as the studio's compatriot Nnooo has announced it will be publishing the action adventure game on...

First Impressions: Teslagrad

Teslagrad

A magnetic attraction

The Wii U eShop may have had what we could describe as a "steady" start, but in the remainder of 2013 and into 2014 there are a number of encouraging projects on the way. It's perhaps a product of Nintendo's efforts to spread the word and court smaller developers, as well as the Unity tools and assistance on offer, and it may...

Video: New Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Documentary Series Emerges For You To Explore

New Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Documentary Series Emerges For You To Explore

The Kickstarter campaign is almost at an end

Ynnis Interactive opened up a Kickstarter campaign about a month ago with the aim to bring Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths to other nations in English after the French production team received an influx of demand from those abroad who wanted to play the game. It has been a great success and the...

News: Additional Minigames Confirmed for Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party

Additional Minigames Confirmed for Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party

Put Your Hat On, Act Like An Animal, and Don’t Laugh

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is undoubtedly one of the quirkiest games on Wii U, incorporating the Wii Remotes in unique ways alongside the GamePad screen. It's also a title set to incorporate a unique pay structure, where early adopters get more content for less money, whereas those that...

Nintendo Download: 26th September (North America)

26th September (North America)

An epic tale is revisited, crazy fishing, a running discount and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with this week bringing new offerings to Wii U, 3DS and even DSiWare — it's the latest handheld that has the most content. A particularly enticing first-person RPG features in the retail downloads, while some sequels and WiiWare...

News: SnowCastle Games Keen on Public Beta Testing and In-Game DLC Purchases for the Wii U eShop

SnowCastle Games Keen on Public Beta Testing and In-Game DLC Purchases for the Wii U eShop

Nintendo aims to be accommodating

While the current rate of arrival for new download-only titles on the Wii U eShop could be considered rather slow, the coming months look set to bring us a handsome range of new games, many of them multiplatform. With Nintendo's free Unity tools and generally supportive terms attracting a number of studios —...

Developer Interview: Xander Davis on Astrogun, Indie Potential and the Wii U

Xander Davis on Astrogun, Indie Potential and the Wii U

"Gamers are dreamers, I think we all care deeply about realizing the dream"

Earlier this summer a story that caught the imagination of the Nintendo Life community revolved around Xander Davis, an independent developer that declared himself to be a Wii U believer — he'd previously dismissed the system prior to its launch. It was a case of going...