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News: Teyon's First Wii U Game Combines Real Time Strategy, Tower Defence And The Shambling Undead

Teyon's First Wii U Game Combines Real Time Strategy, Tower Defence And The Shambling Undead

Say hello to Zombie Defense

Teyon has announced that its first Wii U title will launch next Thursday - September 3rd - on the European eShop. Zombie Defense is described as "a modern hybrid of a classic RTS and Tower Defence." As you can see from the announcement trailer below, it all looks very polished and suitably gory. A North American release...

News: Future Of Trine Series In Doubt Following Negative Reaction To Third Outing

Future Of Trine Series In Doubt Following Negative Reaction To Third Outing

"Poor media attention has caught us by surprise"

Trine studio Frozenbyte has stated that the future of the series - which has sold 7 million copies to date - could be in jeopardy following the scathing reaction to Trine 3: The Artefacts of Power's PC release. The game launched on Steam last week but has thus far received a rather negative reaction,...

Nintendo Download: 27th August (Europe)

27th August (Europe)

Devil's Third! Microtransactions! Senran Kagura! Q.U.B.E! More!

The beginning of another week brings us the European Nintendo Download Update details, with this entry bringing some major releases. We have a much anticipated FPS action game on Wii U, along with a toys-to-life option and some tempting downloads, while the 3DS brings the latest Senran...

Interview: Simogo and Dakko Dakko Explain Why Year Walk is "Coming Home" on Wii U

Simogo and Dakko Dakko Explain Why Year Walk is "Coming Home" on Wii U

"The GamePad becomes the link between the player and the game."

The Wii U eShop has been integral to the appeal of the system for long term owners. The influx of 'Nindies' of various kinds has kept the store busy, and has also enabled some exclusives and intriguing PC releases to make their way onto Nintendo hardware. In some cases the GamePad, in...

News: Chasing Dead To Bring Horror And FPS Action To The Wii U eShop Soon

Chasing Dead To Bring Horror And FPS Action To The Wii U eShop Soon

A glimpse of a dark future

It has to be said the Wii U isn't particularly well served when it comes to the genre of horror games and first person shooters; we have Fatal Frame and Devil's Third to look forward to (although the jury is still out on the latter), but a game which combines the two genres has to be embraced with both arms. Enter Chasing...

News: Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug

Freedom Planet Release Bound by Bug

Wii U debut postponed, but not out

The effort to get the speedy, indie action-adventure game Freedom Planet onto the Wii U eShop has had some very tough breaks lately. Its North American release was first pushed back a week by a console-freezing bug found in review copies of the game. Now, with the revised release date nearing, developer GalaxyTrail...

News: Nintendo Hosting Nindies@Night At EMP Museum In Seattle

Nintendo Hosting Nindies@Night At EMP Museum In Seattle

The night before PAX Prime, in fact

Nintendo is teaming up with Seattle's EMP Museum for a special Nindies@Night event prior to this year's PAX Prime. The evening will feature competitions, giveaways, presentations and of course the chance to play some of the unique indie titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Here's the press release: Fans...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Porting Electronic Super Joy To Wii U, Secrets of Raetikon Unlikely To Get The Same Treatment 

Chasing Aurora Dev Porting Electronic Super Joy To Wii U, Secrets of Raetikon Unlikely To Get The Same Treatment 

Happy happy, joy joy

Chasing Aurora developer Broken Rules has revealed on Twitter that is it porting Michael Todd's Electronic Super Joy to the Wii U eShop. A music-filled platformer with a strong sense of humour, Electronic Super Joy is currently available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and was awarded a solid 9/10 by Destructoid. Ironically, its...

News: Woah Dave! Arrives On The Wii U eShop 20th August, Cross-Buy Promotion Also On Offer

Woah Dave! Arrives On The Wii U eShop 20th August, Cross-Buy Promotion Also On Offer

Double Dave

If you live in the US and purchased the 3DS eShop title – Woah Dave! – when it was released in October last year, you’re in for a treat, with the publisher Choice Provisions today announcing the game will be available on the Wii U eShop on 20th August, with a cross-buy promotion also on offer for existing 3DS owners – making the...

News: Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in North America

Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in North America

Tough luck, Europe

Super Mario Maker may, for many, fall into the 'must get a physical copy' category. Even download aficionados must be contemplating one of the physical retail options, either with the amiibo or a standard edition that - nevertheless - comes with a lovely 'design ideas' booklet. It's an Anniversary, live a little. For those that...

News: Freedom Planet Runs into Delay

Freedom Planet Runs into Delay

Need to liberate a critical bug from the game

Those who have been yearning for a full Wii U run on the oh so Sonic-tacular Freedom Planet in North America will have to wait until a recently discovered bug has been exterminated, according to director Stephen DiDuro, DiDuro, who goes by Strife, posted news of the game's delay via development team...

News: Try Not to Get Too Merry While Checking Into SteamWorld Heist's Bars

Try Not to Get Too Merry While Checking Into SteamWorld Heist's Bars

Hire crew, check missions, buy new gear

SteamWorld Heist is heading to the 3DS this 'Fall', with a release on Wii U and other platforms to follow, and Image & Form's latest is sure to be one of the eShop's big ticket releases in the remainder of this year. The developer is now back to normal in serving up weekly updates, too, this time focusing...

News: Award-Winning Logic Puzzler The Bridge Launches On The Wii U eShop This Month

Award-Winning Logic Puzzler The Bridge Launches On The Wii U eShop This Month

"M. C. Escher meets Isaac Newton"

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild's logic puzzler The Bridge is hitting consoles this month, and that includes the Wii U. Described by the developer as "M. C. Escher meets Isaac Newton", The Bridge launched on PC and Xbox 360 back in 2013. The aim is to reach the exit of each level, and to do this you will need to...

Exclusive: Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of Colourful Crossover Characters

Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of Colourful Crossover Characters

Let the colours run

Runbow's crazy breed of colour-based running action has already enlisted the help of the likes of Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, and CommanderVideo to help in the endless task of running from one place to another, and now that list of indie guests has just grown even larger. In this exclusive trailer 13AM Games' frantic 9-player...

Video: This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

Was part of Nintendo's Nindies booth at Gamescom

Nintendo had a sizeable presence at Gamescom last week, and it was certainly pleasing to see a dedicated 'Nindies' section showing off upcoming Wii U and 3DS eShop releases. Soul Axiom from Wales Interactive was on the booth - some Wii U eShop aficionados will remember the studio's previous release...

News: Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune Admits He Doesn't Make Games That He Can Play

Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafune Admits He Doesn't Make Games That He Can Play

"My staff, though, are really good"

Keiji Inafune is responsible for some of the most joypad-crushingly difficult games of the 8-bit era, with the Mega Man series being considered the ultimate test of skill by many Nintendo players. However, Inafune has admitted to Kotaku UK that he is in fact a mere mortal and doesn't create games which he himself...

News: Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay, and Clarifies the Reasoning Behind RED Ash Campaign

Mighty No. 9 Producer Shares Regret Over Delay, and Clarifies the Reasoning Behind RED Ash Campaign

"We are upset as well, just as much as the backers"

As we suggested in our article regarding Mighty No. 9's delay into early 2016, Comcept has endured a tough and damaging period for its image with fans. After the giddy highs of the game's successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, multiple delays and some poor communication / decision making around...

Video: Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped For Shovel Knight's Plague Of Shadows Expansion 

Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped For Shovel Knight's Plague Of Shadows Expansion 

Straight from the developer

Shovel Knight may no longer be a Nintendo console exclusive, but the game is still one of our personal favourites on the 3DS and Wii U eShops - and it's about to get even better thanks to some free DLC. Showcasing the Plague Knight, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will be delivered entirely free of charge. In case you...

News: Nintendo Won't Rule Out Giving Yooka-Laylee Additional Support On The eShop

Nintendo Won't Rule Out Giving Yooka-Laylee Additional Support On The eShop

"Never say never"

Nintendo's relationship with indie developers has undergone a truly dramatic transformation since the days of WiiWare, and both the 3DS and Wii U eShops are brimming with amazing games as a result. Nintendo has done a lot to support and highlight indie games on its platforms, with the most recent example being the successful...