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News: ZaciSa's Last Stand Blasting Towards the Wii U eShop

ZaciSa's Last Stand Blasting Towards the Wii U eShop

It's tower defence in space, so actually 'space-base' defence

A number of upcoming download-only games have been highlighted for the Wii U eShop in recent weeks and months, some of which by Nintendo in its own trailers. Naturally there are more projects yet to be widely seen, however, with one example likely to be ZaciSa's Last Stand by ZeNfA...

Nintendo Download: 21st November (Europe)

21st November (Europe)

Zelda arrives, Sonic demos, discounted Rayman, Wii U EDGE and much more

It's a full on Nintendo Download week, Europe, with the lineup kicking off our Monday with a bewildering range of options. We have some big-name retail titles arriving, three intriguing Wii U eShop download-only releases, a hugely attractive Rayman discount and a lot more...

News: These Three New Kickstarter Projects Are Trying To Fund Their Way Onto Wii U

These Three New Kickstarter Projects Are Trying To Fund Their Way Onto Wii U

Crowdfunding just got a whole lot Wii U-er

Kickstarter is once again the name with the games, as three unique new projects are all trying to crowdfund their way to Wii U stretch goals. The first of the Wii U hopefuls is Tadpole Treble, an aquatic adventure in which an adorable tadpole wiggles across levels that are set up as musical notation. As...

News: Pier Solar HD Now Targeting Release in March 2014

Pier Solar HD Now Targeting Release in March 2014

Lengthy update outlines positive reaction to visuals at Indiecade

Pier Solar HD, an enhanced re-release of WaterMelon's Mega Drive / Genesis title released in 2010, is certainly on the radar of various members of the Nintendo Life team. It promises a rather traditional piece of RPG gaming, but will come with a HD sheen on the Wii U eShop. This HD...

News: Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Find Its Way Onto the Wii U eShop on 21st November

Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths Will Find Its Way Onto the Wii U eShop on 21st November

Will arrive on the 3DS store "a couple of weeks later"

During the Summer we told you about Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths, which is based on the popular Japanese / French animated series of the same name; its popularity is on the rise again since its '80s glory days, and the game will be updated with free DLC to match up with new episodes...

Nintendo Download: 14th November (North America)

14th November (North America)

Mario & Sonic, cheaper Zelda, busty brawling and much more

The Nintendo Download news has come in later than usual today, and no wonder. It's another lengthy list to get through this week, with some major retail releases joining a host of download-only options. With further preamble, let's get to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Uncharted Waters: New...

News: Nintendo of America Launches Weekly eShop Price Promotions

Nintendo of America Launches Weekly eShop Price Promotions

This week is all about the Zelda franchise

While many announcements in today's regional Nintendo Direct broadcasts were largely similar in both North America and Europe, one promotion confirmed by Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime may make some European gamers jealous. It's been confirmed that there'll be weekly eShop promotions covering the...

News: Nintendo Delivers Another eShop Sizzle Reel to Hype Some Download Treats

Nintendo Delivers Another eShop Sizzle Reel to Hype Some Download Treats

Wii U and 3DS eShop releases featured

During its August Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo of Europe released a rather awesome eShop sizzle reel. Such is the nature of development that plenty of those titles are yet to grace the download platforms, but today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts did include a fresh video that highlighted upcoming releases...

News: Animal Crossing Plaza To Be Updated Tomorrow

Animal Crossing Plaza To Be Updated Tomorrow

Bringing familiar faces and more reasons to pay a visit

The Wii U's first taste of Animal Crossing will be getting a beefy update very soon, as announced in today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts. On 14th November an update will be released with a few new features, emphasizing interactivity and the Miiverse community. Adding stamps to Miiverse posts,...

News: System Update Will Allow You To Share eShop Balances Across Wii U And 3DS

System Update Will Allow You To Share eShop Balances Across Wii U And 3DS

The first step towards a single account system?

During today's Nintendo Direct broadcast it was announced that players will be able to combine and share their eShop credit across their 3DS and Wii U systems. By signing into the 3DS with your Nintendo Network ID, you will be able to spend credit you have attached to that account. Likewise, any...

News: Classic And Modern Skins Pack Now Available In Batman: Arkham Origins

Classic And Modern Skins Pack Now Available In Batman: Arkham Origins

Style your Batman

Protectors of the Wii U version of Gotham City will be able to continue their fight against crime with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today releasing the New Millennium Skins Pack for Batman: Arkham Origins. The pack can now be purchased from the eShop for US$3.99 — $1 less than on PS3 and Xbox 360 — and will be...

Video: Ubisoft Unveils Illuminating New Child of Light Walkthrough Footage

Ubisoft Unveils Illuminating New Child of Light Walkthrough Footage

More than just a pretty face?

One of two new UbiART titles announced by Ubisoft just a few months ago, Child of Light caught the attention of the public with a whimsical style that stepped away from the outright zaniness of the celebrated frameworks' counterpart; Rayman Legends. Today we've been treated to a video demo of the game's mechanics, and...

Nintendo Download: 14th November (Europe)

14th November (Europe)

Picross, Mega Man returns, unpronounceable puzzles, discounts and more

It's just another manic Monday, dear readers, but Europeans can once again take solace in the week's download offerings. This time around we have the continuation of a popular puzzle series, a new puzzle IP, some rather fun 16-bit Mega Man and a scattering of other goodies...

News: Nintendo Land Has Been Removed From the North American eShop

Nintendo Land Has Been Removed From the North American eShop

Closing its doors on downloads

At the beginning of this month Nintendo of America cut the price of Nintendo Land in half, chopping the recommended charge from $59.99 to £29.99 in stores and on the eShop. That's certainly a tempting price for those that didn't get a copy with their system, and makes sense with new bundles mixing up the packed-in...

Interview: Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Clever Cats and Utilising the Wii U

Dakko Dakko on Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Clever Cats and Utilising the Wii U

"We’re making an interesting hybrid of some of our favourite games"

While the Wii U eShop has a fair number of download-only projects on the way, it's a relatively modest number that are exclusive to the platform. That's unsurprising, as development tool such as Unity — combined with supportive low cost-of-entry platforms — allow smaller...

Video: Nintendo Wii Sports Club Trailer Goes For Cheesy Family Fun

Nintendo Wii Sports Club Trailer Goes For Cheesy Family Fun

Grandparents, kids and bland aspirational rock music ahoy!

Who remembers the marketing for Wii Sports? We sure do, because it did a rather effective job, in an over-nostalgic and excessively cheesy way, of showing how absolutely anyone could play Nintendo's motion controlled system. We saw young children, parents and grandparents united in some...

News: Dakko Dakko Cautiously Shares Sources of Inspiration for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Dakko Dakko Cautiously Shares Sources of Inspiration for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

"It’s very arcade-like, very quick, fast and runs really smoothly"

In terms of upcoming Wii U eShop games that we're keen to play and learn more about, Dakko Dakko's Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is certainly on the list. It's a relatively rare example of an exclusive, too, in an age where so many small developers are using flexible tools...

Nintendo Download: 7th November (North America)

7th November (North America)

Wii Sports is back, Toki Tori returns, retro Wario and more

Arriving later than normal today, we have the Nintendo Download news for all of you gamers in North America. This week serves up a couple of options within Wii Sports Club, while we have the return of a popular WiiWare game, retail options and a number of download-only offerings. Let's...

News: Wii Sports Club Goes Live Right Away in North America

Wii Sports Club Goes Live Right Away in North America

The courts and alleys await, in a friendly sporting sense

Nintendo is really keen for you to sample the delights of Tennis and Bowling in Wii Sports Club. If you don't jump onto the eShop it'll be delivered to your Wii U — space permitting — via SpotPass, while Nintendo of America has confirmed that the download is available right away on the...

News: Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Wii U target is more than three times the initial $70,000 goal

By now we've come to understand that Nintendo's innovations have many developers excited by the possibilities, and many more simply scratching their heads. The Kickstarter project for acclaimed indie game Paradise Lost: First Contact by developer Ashtree Works has left its Wii U port...

News: Nintendo Issues Full Statement Regarding Uncensored Lyrics In Wii Karaoke U

Nintendo Issues Full Statement Regarding Uncensored Lyrics In Wii Karaoke U

"Nintendo does not restrict which songs are included in the catalogue"

Last week, we broke the news that Wii Karaoke U contains uncensored versions of songs with offensive lyrics, and that these songs can be downloaded and accessed by anyone using a Wii U console. Nintendo of Europe has now given us an official statement regarding this matter,...

Interview: Rain Games Tells Us About Teslagrad, Envisioning a Series and the Excitement of Working with Nintendo

Rain Games Tells Us About Teslagrad, Envisioning a Series and the Excitement of Working with Nintendo

Working on Nintendo hardware "makes you feel legit"

While we're yet to quite see the promised influx of games onto the Wii U eShop, the lengthy list of projects in development is certainly exciting for download gamers. Small and independent developers could play an integral role in how attractive Nintendo's platform is to its adopters, and one...