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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...

News: Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Update Now Live in Europe

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Update Now Live in Europe

Fixes "a few bugs"

A new patch for Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is now available to download from the Wii U eShop in Europe. Players won't need to do anything as the update will be applied automatically once you're connected to the internet. Matt Bozon, creative director at WayForward, made the announcement on his Twitter page, where...

News: Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Battles to North America This Week

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Battles to North America This Week

European release set for 12th September

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara has been a frustrating release for some Nintendo eShop gamers. After arriving on rival platforms earlier in the summer, issues with the Wii U build caused a rather late notice delay and then multiple weeks of silence and, we imagine, failed submissions. Just over...

News: Eurostyle Neo Geo Shooter Gunlord Is Blasting Its Way To 3DS And Wii U

Eurostyle Neo Geo Shooter Gunlord Is Blasting Its Way To 3DS And Wii U

Indiegogo campaign started to fund development

UPDATE: Since this news item was written the original Indiegogo page has been removed and a new one has risen up in its place, with a lower goal of 40,000 Euros. We have updated the links to reflect this. The flexible funding option has now also been removed, meaning that NG:DEV.TEAM will only get the...

Interview: Designer Luc Bernard Talks Wii U And Crowdfunding His Vision

Designer Luc Bernard Talks Wii U And Crowdfunding His Vision

The man behind Eternity's Child is back

Remember Luc Bernard? He's the guy behind Eternity's Child — the WiiWare title that never was — and has since produced a string of titles such as Mecho Wars and SteamPirates on iOS and Android. A long-time fan of Nintendo, Bernard has been watching the recent developments on the Wii U and 3DS with...

News: Nintendo Has A "Continuing Relationship" With Minecraft Studio Mojang

Nintendo Has A "Continuing Relationship" With Minecraft Studio Mojang

But there's no news of a Wii U or 3DS version

Minecraft is massive — but you surely don't need us to tell you that. The indie game started life as a PC title but has since made the jump to Xbox 360 and smartphones, picking up millions of new players as a result. The question of Minecraft coming to Nintendo platforms has been asked before, but...

Nintendo Download: 5th September (Europe)

5th September (Europe)

Explosive racing, a legendary titan, cheaper Mickey and more

Monday mornings are, perhaps strangely, relatively happy times for some Nintendo gamers in Europe. The download delights due this week have been revealed, and this time around there are two new Wii U download-only games, a long awaited 3DS RPG and much more. Let's get right to the...

News: We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

"The consumer is voting with their wallets"

Plenty of people will happily tell you that Nintendo doesn't understand digital, and that the Japanese giant is late to the party and has been outpaced by rivals Microsoft and Sony, who put their respective weights behind online content much earlier and more effectively. Nintendo certainly has some things...

News: Mighty Switch Force! 2 Aiming to Bring the Heat to Wii U in October

Mighty Switch Force! 2 Aiming to Bring the Heat to Wii U in October

Wayforward is also counting down to a Kickstarter campaign

A few weeks ago WayForward confirmed that it would be bringing its latest 3DS eShop release, Mighty Switch Force! 2 to the Wii U. It has previous form in bringing its handheld titles to the home console with an extra HD sheen, of course, with Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition. It...

Exclusive: Exploring The Mysterious Cities of Gold With Fleur Marty

Exploring The Mysterious Cities of Gold With Fleur Marty

We chat about the title's new fundraising campaign and more

About a month ago Neko Entertainment and Ynnis Interactive announced they will be bringing Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths to Wii U and 3DS this October. It's based on the cult Japanese-French animated series of the same name, which aired in the early eighties and it has recently...

News: Nintendo Has "Nothing To Announce" Regarding Mother 3 Localisation

Nintendo Has "Nothing To Announce" Regarding Mother 3 Localisation

Earthbound Wii U release won't pave the way for future ports

Earthbound coming to the Wii U Virtual Console was quite an event — fans had been asking for the game since the days of the original Wii. Given the tremendous exposure surrounding the launch of the game, you might assume that Nintendo would want to explore the possibly of bringing other...

Nintendo Download: 29th August (North America)

29th August (North America)

Pokémon get rumbling, Rayman and Zelda get legendary, Wario and more

It's that time again, North America, as more downloadable goodies arrive on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms. There's a new Nintendo-published Wii U eShop title, a return to legendary beginnings and an all new legend with Rayman, while Wario and a discount grace the 3DS. Check...

News: Armillo Targets Q1 2014 Release on the Wii U eShop and Will be a Timed Exclusive

Armillo Targets Q1 2014 Release on the Wii U eShop and Will be a Timed Exclusive

The latest trailer keeps rollin' rollin' rollin'

At the start of the year we were pleased to share the news that Fuzzy Wuzzy Games is bringing Armillo to the Wii U eShop, and it was among the first group of titles confirmed for the platform post-system launch. Development has been ongoing since, though recently the team has been active once again...

Exclusive: Talking Tengami With Nyamyam

Talking Tengami With Nyamyam

We go hands-on with the Wii U eShop version

Not so long ago, we broke the news that Tengami was headed for the Wii U eShop. Since then creator Nyamyam — made up of former Rare staffers Phil Tossell and Jennifer Schneidereit — have been hard at work finishing the iOS version as well as porting the title over to Nintendo's hardware. The duo are...

News: Pure Chess Developer: Wii U Is "Quite A Beast Of A Machine"

Pure Chess Developer: Wii U Is "Quite A Beast Of A Machine"

Bringing the game to the eShop was a "no brainer"

Chess is a game of incredible depth and tactics, and thankfully Wii U owners will be getting a digital version in the form of Pure Chess very soon. Mark Williams of developer VooFoo has been chatting with Official Nintendo Magazine about the forthcoming release, and had some glowing words of praise...

Weirdness: If You Always Wanted a Gold DuckTales NES Cartridge, Now's Your Chance

If You Always Wanted a Gold DuckTales NES Cartridge, Now's Your Chance

Sing or draw to win, it's up to you

DuckTales: Remastered is now gracing the Wii U eShop, giving the NES classic a HD makeover and the odd extra feature. Capcom isn't quite finished promoting the multi-platform release — mainly due to the fact it's yet to arrive on the Xbox 360 — so has launched a rather intriguing contest for eager collectors...

News: Armillo Set To Support Off-TV Play

Armillo Set To Support Off-TV Play

Fuzzy Wuzzy Games could implement touchscreen support too

Fuzzy Wuzzy Games is currently developing Armillo, a 3D platformer with levels designed around a set of obstacle courses, and it's expected to roll into the Wii U eShop at some point this year. The developer has now revealed on Twitter it has integrated off-TV play to the current build of...

News: Shadow of the Eternals Fails To Meet Funding Goal

Shadow of the Eternals Fails To Meet Funding Goal

Precursor goes back to the drawing board

Last month Precursor Games relaunched its crowdsourcing campaign to get its first ever game Shadow of the Eternals off the ground, but unfortunately it has failed to obtain the necessary funding. The campaign, which ran on Kickstarter, achieved $323,950, which is not even half of the $750,000 target...