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Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe)

16th October (Europe)

DK delights and discounts, Lone Survivor, themes, PAC-MAN and more

The start of a fresh week can be a happy occasion for European Nintendo gamers, as it means Nintendo Download Update news. While it doesn't always provide thrills and spills, this week's selection certainly has some tempting options, including a new title on Wii U, some retro...

News: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Scarily good

The Game Boy Advance enjoyed a terrific trilogy of 2D Castlevania titles — as did its successor, the DS — which set impressive standards for portable entries in the franchise. With GBA games on the Wii U, the prospect of playing them on the GamePad — or the TV if you like enormous pixels — must have come to the minds of Konami...

Interview: Mobot Studios Discusses Paper Monsters Recut and its Commitment to Wii U

Mobot Studios Discusses Paper Monsters Recut and its Commitment to Wii U

Not papering over the cracks

It's already clear that, for devoted and keen Wii U owners, the eShop is a sanctuary of regular releases. Indie gaming is all the rage, and the eShop eco-system is already taking on a fairly unique identity with a mix of major download releases, occasional exclusives and — for better or worse, depending on the game...

Exclusive: Join Curve Studios On An Exploration Of Stealth Inc 2's Overworld

Join Curve Studios On An Exploration Of Stealth Inc 2's Overworld

Developer gives us an exclusive video commentary

Stealth Inc 2 is coming to the Wii U eShop very soon, and to mark this event we've teamed up with developer Curve Studios (the guys who are officially the best at Mario Kart 8, don't you know) to bring you a series of videos which focus on different elements of the title. The first video — shown...

News: Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month

Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month

Worth the paper it's written on?

The visually stunning Tengami may have launched on iOS earlier this year, but we're still waiting on the Wii U eShop version. Developer Nyamyam previously stated that June would be the month, but that soon came and went with no sign of a release. Last we heard, the game was complete pending age ratings and general...

News: Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Get psyched!

North Carolina-based Actos Games, the creator of the recently announced Wii U eShop platformer psyscrolr, has released a new tutorial video series explaining how the GamePad will be utilised in the project that promises to feature strong narrative elements, epic boss battles and seamlessly integrated puzzle mechanics. The first video...

News: Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Wii U and 3DS both covered

The Nintendo of America download update is always a popular arrival, but the region's habit of announcing future arrivals is also a neat bonus. It helps when the announced Virtual Console games are enticing, too, which was certainly the case last week with confirmation of two Castlevania titles making their VC débuts...

Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America)

2nd October (North America)

Smash Bros. arrives, Castlevania goodness, 99Seconds and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, with details of this week's Nintendo Download Update treats now here. The headline arrival is rather obviously Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, though we have some other choices — including a Castlevania title's Virtual Console début — to...

News: Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Throwing money into the mix

BitFinity – the developer behind the upcoming Wii U eShop title Tadpole Treble – has put together a new trailer to show off how far the game has come in its development cycle, taking a similar approach to Curve Studio's recent trailer for Thomas Was Alone. The game initially began as a Kickstarter and reached its

News: Defense Dome Aiming for Super Scope Nostalgia on Wii U This Holiday

Defense Dome Aiming for Super Scope Nostalgia on Wii U This Holiday

Shoot on sight

Hullbreach Studios has announced an additional confirmed title as a Wii U eShop exclusive, a project that aims to tap into nostalgia for the SNES Super Scope game, Intercept. The clunky bazooka-like peripheral won't be used on the Wii U, of course, but Defense Dome will use the GamePad's gyroscope for aiming; it'll be a budget-priced...

First Impressions: Blasting and Hacking in RIVE

Blasting and Hacking in RIVE

Two Tribes gets less cerebral

Earlier this year Two Tribes endured a restructuring process and re-formed its development company, in the process shrinking the team down to three, still including original founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn Reuvers. Previously associated with the Toki Tori brand and its publishing business, the struggles of Toki...

News: More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

More Minecraft Mania Looks Set for Wii U With Stone Shire

From voxel fans Finger Fun Games

Throughout human history we've had various eras in which one resource or object is craved in great numbers — we had the gold rush in the US, the coal rush wherever it's found, Rush the movie, RUSH the game and plenty more besides (you got a bit lost there - ed). We're now in the midst of the Minecraft rush on...

Video: Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks Some Waves

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks Some Waves

Some wave racing

Earlier this year Zordix AB announced Aqua Moto Racing Utopia for Wii U; it'll be an expanded HD follow-up to Aqua Moto Racing 3D on the 3DS eShop. For fans of water-ski racing who mournfully wait for a certain Nintendo franchise to return, the upcoming download release is sure to grab attention; it'll feature local and online...

News: Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With Wii U Version Planned

Warlocks Battles For Final Funding Push, With Wii U Version Planned

Fast-paced pixel action

In the absence of our Kickstarter update, which will return in the coming days, it seems like a good time to highlight Warlocks, a campaign close to closure that is targeting Wii U. A fast paced action platformer with pixel graphics, at the time of writing it's raised nearly $19,000 of its $25,000 goal, with around 60 hours...