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News: OlliOlli Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Next Week, Cross-Buy Confirmed in All Regions

OlliOlli Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Next Week, Cross-Buy Confirmed in All Regions

As it was on PSN

OlliOlli is the next eShop release from publisher Curve Digital, bringing Roll7's excellent title to Nintendo gamers. With attractive pixel-based visuals and addictive gameplay this could certainly be an attractive option, and the good news is that this will arrive on 5th March with Cross-Buy in both Europe and North America, making...

Video: Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

I always wanted you to go into space, man

Affordable Space Adventures - a forthcoming collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas - is on a crash-course with the Wii U eShop, and we've been lucky enough to have a mess around with the latest build of the title. As you can see from the footage below - which, be warned, contains somewhat unrelated...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Achievements of Steam, Isn't Content With Other Download Services

Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Achievements of Steam, Isn't Content With Other Download Services

Not quite Smash ready

In his most recent column in Famitsu Weekly, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai shared his views on digital services in gaming; his comments suggest that he feels console stores - by extension including the eShop platforms - could learn a lot from PC gaming. Sakurai-san said the following. It's become mandatory that...

Preview: Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Tips go in the jar, mate

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is just a few days away for North American fans, and those in Europe will only have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on it. With the release date rapidly approaching, we've put together a short video to show you what you can expect to see in the game when it hits the 3DS and...

Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America)

26th February (North America)

Donkey Kong Country bonanza! Titan Attacks! IRONFALL Invasion! More!

We suspect this week's Nintendo Download Update for North America will be rather popular with retro and Rare fans, making up for Nintendo of America's slight delay in issuing the details. Alongside these Rare classics are some attractive new download options on both systems, too -...

News: Woah Dave! Getting Free Deluxe Update On 3DS, Also Coming To Wii U

Woah Dave! Getting Free Deluxe Update On 3DS, Also Coming To Wii U

New levels and characters promised

Woah Dave! developer Choice Provisions has revealed that the game is getting a "Deluxe" update on the 3DS. Woah Dave! Deluxe - which has just hit Steam - features two new levels, a host of new characters, boss battles, fresh enemy types, UFOs you can ride, a "classic" mode which returns everything to how it was in...

News: Dot Arcade is an Intriguing Vintage Title Heading to Wii U

Dot Arcade is an Intriguing Vintage Title Heading to Wii U

We mean pre-Donkey Kong arcade vintage

Indie developers drawing inspiration from retro games is extremely common, but not many eShop releases pre-date the era that brought us the Donkey Kong arcade, for example. Dot Arcade is doing just that, as it'll recreate the light-based games of generations long since gone on the Wii U. Taking us back to the...

News: Scram Kitty Developer Praises the Wii U and Mentions New Project

Scram Kitty Developer Praises the Wii U and Mentions New Project

“It always brings a lot of new potential to gameplay”

Many of you may remember Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails. The crazy rail shooter took its name rather literally and featured a gunner that moved along physical rails, with the goal being to shoot all the evil mice in a space station and save all the cats. It was a pretty strange setting;...

News: Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportunity With Digital Content, Defends Slow and Steady Approach

Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportunity With Digital Content, Defends Slow and Steady Approach

"If we find the right answer, Nintendo will prosper as a company"

Nintendo has finally published its official translations of the recent Investor Q & A that Satoru Iwata hosted, and while it's light on reveals it does have a variety of answers that provide insight into the company's approach. The overall tone is one of certainty, with Iwata-san...

News: Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare 3D Platforming Memories on Wii U

Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare 3D Platforming Memories on Wii U

Inspired by Banjo-Kazooie et al

If you owned a Nintendo 64 in its heyday, or have familiarised yourself with its library in recent times, you'll have done a lot of 3D platforming and collecting. It may seem old-hat now, but the concept of running around in a 3D world collecting trinkets was somewhat mind-blowing, and Rare was prolific - titles like...

Nintendo Download: 26th February (Europe)

26th February (Europe)

Hyrule Warriors DLC, Pac-Attack, Titan Attacks, Kirby HOME themes and more

It's Monday morning, but that's a good thing if you're a Nintendo fan in Europe, as it brings us the latest Nintendo Download Update news. This week has some typically bonkers Wii U DLC along with a range of rather tempting downloads on both systems. Let's get to it. Wii U...

Video: Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the Wii U eShop

Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the Wii U eShop

You'll need shades with all those colours!

Nintendo's latest Wii digital re-release for Wii U in Europe is Kirby's Adventure Wii - AKA Kirby's Return To Dream Land. This Wii title from 2011 is a back-to-basics adventure that puts Kirby into familiar territory - there's no need to complain if you're in North America, you get the brand new Kirby and...

News: Rodea: The Sky Soldier Confirmed For Release In North America And Europe

Rodea: The Sky Soldier Confirmed For Release In North America And Europe

Arriving this fall

After a disjointed development cycle, Rodea: The Sky Soldier has now been officially confirmed for a release in the West. NIS America will handle the digital and physical publishing rights of the game on both the Wii U and 3DS, with the title expected to arrive this fall. A copy of the original Wii game is set to be bundled with...

News: Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Pixel-based hack 'n slash oh my!

While the standard of many Indie games is truly on another level when compared with the formative days of download gaming, there's often a level of deja-vu and familiarity in their appearance. With engines like Unity prominent small developers have a challenge to make their titles look unique; as a result we think...

Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America)

19th February (North America)

Kirby, Axelay, RPG goodness, microtransactions, DSiWare and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for details of this week's download goodies to warm us up for the weekend. There's a tempting Wii U retail release, along with a classic SNES shooter, some interesting RPG options on 3DS, the return of DSiWare and more. If that's got your...

News: KnapNok Games and Nifflas Exploring Idea of Affordable Space Adventures on 3DS

KnapNok Games and Nifflas Exploring Idea of Affordable Space Adventures on 3DS

Focused on the Wii U version for now

Affordable Space Adventures is certainly on our radar here at Nintendo Life - its unique use of the GamePad and integration of co-op has caught our attention, and we've already named it as one of the biggest Wii U games of 2015. A development partnership between KnapNok Games - Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party -...

News: Humphrey, of SPIKEY WALLS Fame, to be a Guest Character in Blocky Bot on Wii U eShop

Humphrey, of SPIKEY WALLS Fame, to be a Guest Character in Blocky Bot on Wii U eShop

Because why not?

Earlier this week we told you about Blocky Bot, a budget-priced title on the way from Mobot Studios. Though typically associated with fairly substantial download titles, the developer explained that it wants to produce a fun game that's suitable for short, snappy gaming sessions. It'll be "a bit of a mash up" of styles and genres...

News: Nintendo Confirms Japanese eShop Release Dates for Sin & Punishment 2 and Pandora's Tower in Japan

Nintendo Confirms Japanese eShop Release Dates for Sin & Punishment 2 and Pandora's Tower in Japan

Videos show them off and hopefully point to similar Western releases

After a two week absence for Wii downloads on the eShop, this week's European Nintendo Download Update details confirmed the arrival of Kirby's Adventure Wii in the region. With that confirmed, focus for Wii fans inevitably turns to the remaining games that have already been...

News: SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

SteamWorld Heist to be Playable At Upcoming US and UK Events

PAX East, EXG Rezzed and The Steampunk World’s Fair

SteamWorld Heist is set to be one of the most intriguing download releases of 2015. A follow-up - but not sequel - to the hugely popular SteamWorld Dig, developer Image & Form is aiming to release the title across multiple platforms, including the eShop on Wii U and 3DS. It's a departure for...

Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop Team, Reaching Out to Indies and Finding Games That Matter

Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop Team, Reaching Out to Indies and Finding Games That Matter

Talks self-publishing, New Nintendo 3DS XL and more at Indiecade East

Nintendo recently attended Indiecade East 2015 in New York, where Damon Baker - Senior Manager in Marketing and Licensing - met with fans and developers alike, and led a seminar called "Self-Publishing with Nintendo." Nintendo Life attended the informative seminar and then had a...