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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...

Talking Point: Nintendo's eShop Policies Deserve Both Praise and Attention

Nintendo's eShop Policies Deserve Both Praise and Attention

We break down the known details of eShop publishing

Just recently we reported on announcements made by Nintendo of Europe's Business Development Manager, Ed Valiente, who gave a presentation on eShop publishing at The Indie Games Collective event at the UKIE HQ in London. We picked up on a couple of notable revelations, relating to Miiverse coming...

News: Nintendo Confirms There Are No Paid Feature Slots on the eShop, While Devs Receive Free Promo Codes to Distribute

Nintendo Confirms There Are No Paid Feature Slots on the eShop, While Devs Receive Free Promo Codes to Distribute

All part of an indie-friendly approach

Earlier today we shared reports that Miiverse is set to come to the 3DS "soon" and, in the future, receive dedicated smartphone apps. That information was from attendees at The Indie Games Collective event at the UKIE HQ in London, where Nintendo of Europe's Business Development Manager, Ed Valiente, gave a...

News: Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Officially Be Made in English

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Officially Be Made in English

We catch up with Fleur Marty to find out about the new stretch goals

Ynnis Interactive has been running a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths, the puzzle adventure game based on the Japanese-French animated series of the same name, to other nations in English. It has now reached its goal and...

News: Assault Android Cactus to Feature Off-TV Play and Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controls

Assault Android Cactus to Feature Off-TV Play and Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controls

Dual stick controls will also be included, naturally

Not long ago we told you about Assault Android Cactus, an action shooter from Australian developer Witch Beam that's targeting a Q1 2014 release on the Wii U eShop. With a top-down perspective and plenty of twin-stick mayhem potentially on offer, it looks like it could be a stylish slice of fun...

News: CommanderVideo to be a Playable Character in Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes

CommanderVideo to be a Playable Character in Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes

Still planned for release on Wii U and 3DS this year

Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes was announced for the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms way back in April 2012, with the original target being to release the title on both systems that year. It's a project that's fallen largely silent, however, though publisher Nicalis has provided updates on...

News: Sword 'N' Board Confirmed For Wii U

Sword 'N' Board Confirmed For Wii U

Kickstarter-funded adventure RPG is on the way

Just short of a month ago independent games developer Robert Busey opened up a Kickstarter page for his new game Sword 'N' Board. Essentially, it's a puzzle-based adventure RPG that sees you battling through imaginary monsters, cardboard forests and dark pillow fort dungeons all in an attempt to find...

News: Over 61% of Q2 Game Sales in the U.S. Were From Download Products

Over 61% of Q2 Game Sales in the U.S. Were From Download Products

That'll be why Nintendo's pushing the eShop platforms, then

It's been reiterated enough times that, despite the desire of many to maintain physical retail collections of games, the rise of download platforms and products nevertheless continues to gain momentum. While Nintendo weighs in with the eShop platforms on Wii U and 3DS, there's also...

Developer Interview: keen games Talk About TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition And The eShop Difference

keen games Talk About TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition And The eShop Difference

Start your engines

TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition is a high octane battle racing game developed by German studio keen games. It draws on inspiration from classic titles like Micro Machines and features an isometric viewpoint with all drivers competing on the same screen. Previously released on WiiWare, this updated version on Wii U crams in...

Nintendo Download: 5th September (North America)

5th September (North America)

Dungeons & dragons, twisted dreams, rare retro shooting and much more

It's Nintendo Download update day, North America, and there are some real goodies on offer this week. We have long awaited Wii U eShop games, a rare NES shoot 'em up on the 3DS Virtual Console and various other treats. Without further ado, here are the details. Wii U eShop:...

News: Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope Misses Wii U Fundraising Target But May Still Arrive

Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope Misses Wii U Fundraising Target But May Still Arrive

"I'm working to make this happen anyway"

In August we brought you details of Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope, a crowdfunded project with stylistic references to Super Metroid, in particular. With bold plans to incorporate ideas from the likes of Dark Souls, its setting and storyline was promising to the extent that it quickly reached its funding...

News: Nintendo: We Need To Do A Better Job Of Attracting Indies To The eShop

Nintendo: We Need To Do A Better Job Of Attracting Indies To The eShop

"We've learned a lot of lessons over the past five or six years"

If there's one thing you learn from speaking to indie developers working on the Wii U and 3DS eShops, it's that Nintendo is a much easier company to work with these days when you're a small-scale studio. The nightmare days of WiiWare are long gone, but that doesn't mean that the...

News: Mighty No. 9 Wii U Stretch Goal Has Been Reduced

Mighty No. 9 Wii U Stretch Goal Has Been Reduced

It's now set at a cool $2,200,000

The Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9 kicked off over the weekend and it has already smashed through its original $900,000 goal, meaning the game will definitely be coming to PC. When comcept USA revealed its new project it stated a home console version for Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 would be made should...

News: WayForward Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

WayForward Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Wii U listed as a platform

Late last week WayForward began a countdown to a Kickstarter project, prompting fans to speculate on what it could be. Perhaps unsurprisingly it's for a new title in one of its most adored original IPs — Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. If funded it'll be a multi-platform HD adventure for the character, with the Wii U listed...

News: Super Castlevania IV Is Whipping The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Super Castlevania IV Is Whipping The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

A 16-bit classic to get your teeth into

Japanese Wii U owners will be able to enjoy what is arguably Simon Belmont's best adventure next week as Super Castlevania IV (or Akumajō Dracula as it's known over there) hits the Virtual Console in that region. The first 16-bit outing for Konami's esteemed vampire-hunting series, Super Castlevania IV was...