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Interview: 4 Corner Games Tells Us Why It's Got to Run to the Wii U eShop

4 Corner Games Tells Us Why It's Got to Run to the Wii U eShop

"I applied to Nintendo because I love playing games on Nintendo platforms"

Not too long ago 4 Corner Games announced that it'd be making its début with the Wii U-exclusive I've Got to Run, a runner title that'll include multiple modes and will run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second. In a wave of multi-platform download-only releases, this joins...

News: Road Redemption's Latest Footage Looks a Bit More Like Road Rash

Road Redemption's Latest Footage Looks a Bit More Like Road Rash

Steps in the right direction

Some of you Wii U eShop download fans with decent memories may still be looking forward to Road Redemption, a title coming to Wii U and PC that immediately brings to mind the Road Rash series, with the original crowdfunding campaign even citing the iconic bike racing series. We say racing, but in truth our younger selves...

News: Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Kickstarter Campaign

Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Kickstarter Campaign

Word up

In our Kickstarter campaign summary at the weekend we included APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat on our list, as it's an intriguing word game that will attempt to blend in RPG elements. If funded it'll come to the Wii U as well as PC, with the GamePad likely to be a particularly useful controller for the title. It's entering the home stretch...

News: Flowerworks HD to Blossom on the Wii U eShop on 17th April in North America

Flowerworks HD to Blossom on the Wii U eShop on 17th April in North America

May release in Europe, sales to fund a Wii U-exclusive project

Nocturnal Entertainment's Michael Shamgar has been in touch to confirm some pleasing news for download fans with a Wii U, announcing that Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure will arrive on the North America eShop in next week's update on 17th April; it's targeting May in Europe. A HD...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Upcoming Golden Sun and F-Zero GBA Wii U Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo Shows Off Upcoming Golden Sun and F-Zero GBA Wii U Virtual Console Releases

Next week's offerings on show

The early Game Boy Advance releases on the Wii U Virtual Console seem to have been rather popular with keen download fans, and it's certainly helped that some of the finest games of the portable's entire library have already arrived. The initial confirmed lineup is into its latter half, however, and Nintendo has...

Nintendo Download: 10th April (North America)

10th April (North America)

More Wii U GBA treats, farming, poker, puzzles, discounts and more

Nintendo's Download Update for North America has arrived a lot later than normal, but now we know what's landing on your Wii U and 3DS systems this week. There's more GBA goodness on Wii U, new titles on both eShop stores and an NES title on the portable's Virtual Console; on top of...

News: You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

The future is now

If you wanted any more proof that Nintendo is moving with the times, it's now possible to pre-order eShop titles online — for those living in the UK, at least. Drop onto the Nintendo UK online store listing for Nintendo Pocket Football Club and you'll see the option to pre-order the title, with the download code being dispatched...

News: NES Remix 2 Features A Mode Which Mimics The 1990 Nintendo World Championship

NES Remix 2 Features A Mode Which Mimics The 1990 Nintendo World Championship

Retro sequel hits the Wii U eShop April 25th

It has been revealed today that NES Remix 2 will be looking to the past in more ways than one. The Wii U eShop exclusive features bite-sized mini-games based on old NES titles — just like its forerunner — but will also include a mode which attempts to replicate the 1990 Nintendo World Championship, in...

News: RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic Will Be Casting A Spell On Wii U Next Year

RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic Will Be Casting A Spell On Wii U Next Year

Q2 2015 can’t come sooner

After close to one year, crowdfunded RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic is now officially headed to multiple platforms – including the Wii U eShop. With less than two days remaining, developer Snowcastle Games managed to meet and surpass its goal of $150,000. It has taken longer than expected, with a few setbacks and...

News: Child of Light Reveals Partnerships for Music and Theatrical Design

Child of Light Reveals Partnerships for Music and Theatrical Design

This fairytale is getting serious

Layer by layer, the Ubisoft team behind the upcoming RPG Child of Light has been revealing all the unique choices that have gone into creating an artistic experience. Today, they have shown how a Montreal-based singer-songwriter and the multimedia wing of Cirque du Soleil are contributing to the overall design...

News: Dracula Is Cursing The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week In Castlevania III

Dracula Is Cursing The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week In Castlevania III

Mystic Quest, Gradius and Neutopia also coming along for the ride

Castlevania fans will be pleased to know that NES classic Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse — one of the best entries in the entire lineage — is hitting the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console next week, which means a western release shouldn't be far behind. Originally released in...

News: Nintendo eShop Developers Teaming Up in Plan for 'Ninty Indy Con'

Nintendo eShop Developers Teaming Up in Plan for 'Ninty Indy Con'

An online event to bring download gamers and devs together

Expos and conventions are certainly a major part of any gaming year, whether public events that allow gamers to try new games or industry-based alternatives that allow developers, publishers and platform holders to forge relationships. In an increasingly connected world, however, not all of...

News: The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Confirmed for April

The Club Nintendo Rewards Are Confirmed for April

Classic Mario! Arty learning! Mario Golf! Trajectile!

It's been a whole month since the last update, so Club Nintendo in North America has confirmed the latest batch of downloadable treats that are available in exchange for your hard-earned and treasured coins. This time we have two Virtual Console games available on Wii and Wii U, joined by two...

News: Two Tribes Highlights Sales Increase Following Permanent Discounts on Classics Range

Two Tribes Highlights Sales Increase Following Permanent Discounts on Classics Range

EDGE on 3DS enjoys the biggest boost

One of the most significant issues with both the Wii and DSi online stores were the fixed price points, locking game publishers into their launch rate. As we've seen on the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores, however, Nintendo's decision to drop that requirement has brought us regular promotions and discounts on a...

Video: Check Out The Mario Kart 8 Visual Upgrade in This Retro Track Comparison

Check Out The Mario Kart 8 Visual Upgrade in This Retro Track Comparison

It's never looked this good

This week has brought us a flurry of activity relating to Mario Kart 8, with information emerging and a host of previews arriving online, including our own. One area that's been agreed upon across most outlets is that Nintendo's upcoming racer is a visual treat, utilising the hardware and terrific art design to great...

News: Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experience on the Wii U"

Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experience on the Wii U"

"There's so much that can be done on the GamePad"

Back in March we told you about an upcoming project called Hex Heroes, the development team for which includes artist and co-developer of popular PC title The Bridge, Mario Castañeda, and music from Grant Kirkhope, a name familiar to fans of Rare's golden era. A "party RTS" (real time strategy)...

Video: Here's a Child Of Light Hands On And Interview With The Creative Director

Here's a Child Of Light Hands On And Interview With The Creative Director

There's a light and it never goes out

Child of Light is Ubisoft's attractive upcoming turn-based RPG that tells the coming of age story of a young girl, Aurora. Our colleague and Nintendo Life contributor, Andy Robertson of FamilyGamerTV, has provided a video in which he details his four favourite things from his hands-on experience with the game...

News: Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Balancing Means It's Not All About Luck

Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Balancing Means It's Not All About Luck

Promises that the new Rainbow Road is "spectacular"

As this is Mario Kart 8 day, or so it seems, there are some more snippets emerging from a GDC (Game Developers Conference) group interview held by game producer Hideki Konno in March. We've already heard details on why a custom track creator hasn't been included, and