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News: Wii Sports Club Takes The Competition Online With HD Visuals And Wii MotionPlus Support

Wii Sports Club Takes The Competition Online With HD Visuals And Wii MotionPlus Support

Regional clubs confirmed, each sport available as a separate download

During today's shock Nintendo Direct broadcast it was confirmed that Wii launch title Wii Sports is getting resurrected for a new generation, with lush HD visuals, online play, Wii MotionPlus compatibility and a new pricing model which allows users to buy daily access or purchase...

News: You'll Be Able To Use Wii Fit U For One Month Free Of Charge

You'll Be Able To Use Wii Fit U For One Month Free Of Charge

Trial download available from November

Nintendo has announced that it will be giving Wii U owners the chance to fight the flab for free with a entirely gratis one-month trial of the forthcoming Wii Fit U. From November 1st, North American and European Wii U owners will be able to download the game from the Wii U eShop and take part in 77 different...

News: Mega Man, Shin Megami Tensei And Ganbare Goemon Sequels Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

Mega Man, Shin Megami Tensei And Ganbare Goemon Sequels Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

The 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console get the follow-on treatment

Japanese players will get the chance to go sequel-crazy next week thanks to the arrival of three classic games across the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console services. On the handheld front, Mega Man II (the Game Boy version, not the NES sequel) is hitting the 3DS eShop for 500 Yen. Although...

News: Inti Creates Revealed to be Working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Inti Creates Revealed to be Working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Mega Man developer also on board with Mighty No. 9

The simultaneously running Kickstarter campaigns for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and Mighty No. 9 have proven that genies and robots can peacefully co-exist in the modern world. Teams for both games have been supporting each other over social media, but today it was shown they’re in more cahoots...

Developer Interview: Black Forest Games on Bringing Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams to Wii U

Black Forest Games on Bringing Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams to Wii U

"We are planning to bring every game we develop to the Wii U as well"

The Wii U eShop may have endured a relatively dry spell immediately after launch, but in recent times it's played host to a number of highly rated titles, with plenty more on the way. One of these releases is Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, a new title in a franchise that dates...

News: Mighty No. 9 Passes Wii U Stretch Goal With A Fortnight Remaining

Mighty No. 9 Passes Wii U Stretch Goal With A Fortnight Remaining

That's Mega news

Keiji Inafune's crowdfunding for Mighty No. 9 has, unsurprisingly, been progressing rather well. After a few frustrating years for fans of the Blue Bomber, Capcom's former employee and the man many consider to be the father of the series is working on a game with undoubted conceptual similarities. Not only that, but he's brought...

Hands On: Assault Android Cactus

Assault Android Cactus

Crazy name, crazy game

Assault Android Cactus is a name that may initially baffle, but once the game begins makes perfect sense; that's the case with this title as a whole. Bullet-hell shooters like this can look like confusing, terrifying propositions to the wrong audience, but once into the action anyone with quick thumbs will have a lot of fun...

Nintendo Download: 19th September (Europe)

19th September (Europe)

Wii U gets Mega, intergalactic pinball, AiRacing, gladiators and more

It's Monday morning, Europe, which doesn't mean dreary skies and the beginning of another week's working drudgery, it actually represents Nintendo Download news day. The goodies due to arrive on Thursday this week are all on the Wii U and 3DS, with a Capcom classic on the home...

News: Lilt Line Developer Seeks Crowdfunding for Sequel and Includes a Wii U Stretch Goal

Lilt Line Developer Seeks Crowdfunding for Sequel and Includes a Wii U Stretch Goal

Gaijin Games published the original, from different cloth, on WiiWare

WiiWare enthusiasts among you may remember Lilt Line, the WiiWare title developed by different cloth and published by Gaijin Games, the latter being particularly well-known for its BIT.TRIP series. The concept was simple, as you guided a line down increasingly tricky tracks...

News: Dan Adelman - Nintendo is "Very Much Aware" of Demand for a Unified Account System

Dan Adelman - Nintendo is "Very Much Aware" of Demand for a Unified Account System

Talks up download game quality, emphasizes the pros of the Unity deal

While short term recovery is very much on the agenda for the Wii U, its medium and long-term prospects are also important for the big N. Naturally that revolves around games, as Nintendo will aim to supplement its first and second-party projects with third-party blockbusters...

Developer Interview: WayForward on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Going to HD and Expanding the Franchise

WayForward on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Going to HD and Expanding the Franchise

Moving onto bigger screens

WayForward is a company that seems to have two very different representations of itself. There's the contracting company that takes on projects for third-parties, some of which are excellent, crowd-pleasing projects and other movie spin-offs that perhaps aren't, and then there's WayForward the developer of its own...

News: WayForward Initially Planned a Shantae HD Title for the Wii U Launch

WayForward Initially Planned a Shantae HD Title for the Wii U Launch

"Half-Genie Hero could become our Symphony of the Night"

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a new HD entry in the series currently undergoing a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter; at the time of writing over $260,000 of the $400,000 target has been pledged with 21 days to go. It's an ambitious release from WayForward, which is set for a significant...

Hands On: Toki Tori 2+

Toki Tori 2+

Potential fulfilled

Toki Tori 2 was a bold, ambitious game in its design, and delivered on many fronts. Its deliberately hands-off approach, combined with occasionally ambiguous objectives and awkward backtracking counted against it in the eyes of some — certainly not all — gamers. In our review we awarded 7/10, concluding that a high degree...

Nintendo Download: 12th September (North America)

12th September (North America)

Things get Wonderful, an untold story has a demo, discounts galore and more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with a host of new offerings to tempt you this week. We have a wonderful PlatinumGames Wii U retail exclusive, classic Zelda, a promising demo, various sales and more. The DSi even gets some love this week, leaving the Wii as the...

News: Bertil Hörberg Shows Gunman Clive Running on the Wii U

Bertil Hörberg Shows Gunman Clive Running on the Wii U

Undecided on a potential release

Although his one-man studio has only released one game on Nintendo systems, its quality is such that the name Bertil Hörberg is fairly well-known among Nintendo download enthusiasts. Gunman Clive is not only an excellent game at a fantastic budget-price on the 3DS eShop, but its also held up as a notable success...

News: WayForward Fought "Many, Many Battles" to Keep Shantae as a Lead Character

WayForward Fought "Many, Many Battles" to Keep Shantae as a Lead Character

More back-story to be explored in Pirate's Curse and Half-Genie Hero

WayForward seems to be having a rather busy year, producing the much-anticipated DuckTales: Remastered with Capcom, while the studio's name has popped up on some licensed titles. While those projects are part of what keeps the company in business, it's best known for its own IP;...

News: Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND to Threaten Neighbour Relations From 4th October

Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND to Threaten Neighbour Relations From 4th October

Sing your heart out, baby

Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND had previously been confirmed for a 2013 in the West, and Nintendo of Europe has been first to step out in its fanciest get up to grab the mic, confirming a release date of 4th October in the region. It'll be a free download initially, which will allow you to browse and become familiar with the...

News: Child of Light Co-Op Element Takes Inspiration From Super Mario Galaxy, Yet Aims For Better

Child of Light Co-Op Element Takes Inspiration From Super Mario Galaxy, Yet Aims For Better

"It's fun to share an adventure"

Ubisoft has confirmed that the visually attractive and conceptually interesting Child of Light will be coming to the Wii U, a welcome inclusion despite a couple of disappointing exclusions elsewhere. One aspect of the early footage and screenshots that shines through is the presence of Igniculus, a blue ball of...

News: Zen Studios Confirms Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force DLC Pack for Fall

Zen Studios Confirms Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force DLC Pack for Fall

Three new tables included

Zen Studios has released details on more tables to fill some of those empty spaces in Star Wars: Pinball; it's a pack of three tables called Balance of the Force. In its press release the developer has promised that the pack "will integrate seamlessly into existing Star Wars Pinball games and Zen Studios pinball platforms...

News: Nintendo of America Highlights Strengths of eShop Platforms, and Plans to Embrace New Ideas

Nintendo of America Highlights Strengths of eShop Platforms, and Plans to Embrace New Ideas

Over 1000 developers have expressed interest in the Wii U

With much talk at the moment surrounding Nintendo's third-party prospects and its positioning to embrace new ideas and changes in the video game market, key figures within the company are taking every opportunity to highlight the positives of its approach. With that in mind, Nintendo of...

Developer Interview: Two Tribes Clarifies Toki Tori 2+ Details and Confirms Classics Coming to Wii U

Two Tribes Clarifies Toki Tori 2+ Details and Confirms Classics Coming to Wii U

A great idea fully hatched?

Toki Tori 2 was always high on a number of Wii U eShop wishlists when it was announced prior to the Wii U's launch. Toki Tori was an early standout on WiiWare, yet developer Two Tribes didn't simply repeat the formula with the sequel, instead opting for a bold approach where puzzles were simply part of a larger world,...

News: WayForward Hopes To Release Wii U Version of Mighty Switch Force! 2 in October

WayForward Hopes To Release Wii U Version of Mighty Switch Force! 2 in October

Will be more than just a typical HD port

Last month, WayForward confirmed Mighty Switch Force! 2, the 3DS eShop title that emerged in June, will be coming to Wii U in the future. However, the developer did state it was a "backburner project" and considering it is pretty busy at the moment, what with the unveiling of the Kickstarter project for

Nintendo Download: 12th September (Europe)

12th September (Europe)

Dungeons & dragons, classic Mario, Toki Tori 2 with a + and more

It's Monday, which means Nintendo Download news for Europe. This week brings a modest number of titles, though they do include a long awaited Wii U download from Capcom, classic Mario, a major Toki Tori 2 update and the download arrival of the blue blur's most recent adventure on...