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News: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD Confirmed, But Not For Wii U

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD Confirmed, But Not For Wii U

Oh Konami, you little scamp

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate divided fans of the famous Konami franchise, perhaps because of its clunky name, or more likely due to its different take with a 2.5D camera and more measured, combo-driven combat. For our part we were fans, awarding 8/10 in our review. In any case, Konami's Dave Cox had...

Nintendo Download: 22nd August (Europe)

22nd August (Europe)

A Wonderful download, Giana Sisters, Street Fighting and much more

It's Monday morning, but shake off those new week blues, Europeans, as the Nintendo Download update news is here. We have two major retail releases on Wii U, a new download-only game, retro goodies and a lot of new offerings on the 3DS, so let's get right to it. Wii U eShop:...

News: Capcom Reiterates Stance On Further Disney Remastering

Capcom Reiterates Stance On Further Disney Remastering

If DuckTales: Remastered sells, more could be made

When DuckTales: Remastered was announced by Capcom earlier this year, speculation that the publisher may create HD adaptations of its other classic Disney titles naturally emerged. This anticipation for another has been snowballing ever since and was fueled when the game's producer Rey Jimenez...

Interview: Denis Dyack on Shadow of the Eternals, Community Engagement and Eternal Darkness

Denis Dyack on Shadow of the Eternals, Community Engagement and Eternal Darkness

Precursor's chief creative hopes to give players the power of development

Silicon Knights' Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem was hands-down one of the Gamecube's most memorable gems. Its tale of unimaginable death and woe through the ages was all well and good for a horror game in the style of author HP Lovecraft, but the title really carved a...

News: Zombie Title How to Survive Confirmed for the Wii U eShop, Without Online Multiplayer

Zombie Title How to Survive Confirmed for the Wii U eShop, Without Online Multiplayer

Of course...

Earlier this month we reported on ratings suggesting that zombie title How to Survive — from 505 games — looked set for the Wii U eShop. That was good news for keen zombie-slayers, which is now excellent news with confirmation that the rating was correct; it'll hit the eShop as well as PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Of course, with this...

News: Small Developers Coming to the Wii U eShop Outline Positives and Negatives

Small Developers Coming to the Wii U eShop Outline Positives and Negatives

Wii U "has a veritable toybox of controller options to play with"

With last week's reveal of a series of new titles coming to the Wii U eShop later this year and into 2014, we've seen the first wave of what could become a steady stream of new developers and projects for the platform; in a lot of cases these are multiplatform titles, with some...

News: Momonga Pinball Adventures Heading To Wii U

Momonga Pinball Adventures Heading To Wii U

Another mobile game makes the leap to Wii U

Update: Paladin Studios has been in touch to say it has incorrectly stated Nintendo will be making more official indie announcements next week. Original Article: Paladin Studios has confirmed its mobile pinball game Momonga Pinball Adventures is heading to Wii U and will be shown off during Nintendo's...

Interview: Ripstone on Pure Chess, Knytt Underground and Joining the eShop

Ripstone on Pure Chess, Knytt Underground and Joining the eShop

Pushing cross-platform play and planning for the future

After a spell of silence and mystery beyond games confirmed earlier in the year, we're now getting a better idea of the range of titles coming to the Wii U eShop in the rest of 2013 and into 2014. More from North American developers is likely to emerge in the coming weeks and months, while...

News: Denis Dyack - "Actions Will Speak Volumes" as Precursor Games Seeks to Build Trust

Denis Dyack - "Actions Will Speak Volumes" as Precursor Games Seeks to Build Trust

Dyack tells us about the role of the community in Shadow of the Eternals

On paper Shadow of the Eternals has a lot going for it — it's a spiritual successor to iconic GameCube title Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, and key figures from developer Silicon Knights are part of Precursor Games, which is developing the new game. As with anything in...

Nintendo Download: 15th August (North America)

15th August (North America)

Sam Fisher returns, retro shmup action, DLC, discounts and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with a variety of goodies arriving on both the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms. There's a blockbuster retail release, some discounts on top-notch download titles, retro goodies and some new titles on the 3DS eShop. Without further ado,...

News: Pokémon Rumble U Figurines and Special Edition Available From GAME in the UK

Pokémon Rumble U Figurines and Special Edition Available From GAME in the UK

Uh-oh, the figurines are blind packs

Update: Having checked the product pages for these items once again, it seems that both the collector's edition and figurines outlined below are now showing as "out of stock". We'll post further updates as we have them. Original Article: Pokémon Rumble U arrives on the Wii U eShop in Europe today, but those...

News: Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Outlined in Lavish Presentation

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Outlined in Lavish Presentation

Riley the dog steals the show

While Nintendo fans enjoy regular doses of Nintendo Direct goodness, FPS enthusiasts had an equivalent tonight with a Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal, which clocked in at just 56 minutes. The crowds came for details on new modes and weapons, but they stayed for the new series mascot — Riley the dog. The...

Exclusive: Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Pure Chess eShop Releases To Feature Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Wii U and 3DS playable with each other and smartphone / tablet players

Earlier this week Ripstone confirmed details of both Knytt Underground and Pure Chess coming to the Wii U eShop, with the latter also on its way to the 3DS eShop. Ripstone works with various small developers to bring their titles to multiple systems, and is one of a solid...

Interview: Capcom on Remastering DuckTales, The Perils of GamePad Maps and Reaching a New Audience

Capcom on Remastering DuckTales, The Perils of GamePad Maps and Reaching a New Audience

Aiming for big bucks

The release of DuckTales: Remastered is certainly a notable event for some retro gamers, for whom the 8-bit original is likely to be regarded as an all-time classic. A tough challenge, fun action and an awesome soundtrack are some of the features often cited, so this HD re-release — with some other modern touches applied —...

News: DuckTales: Remastered Soundtrack "Deserves a Release Outside of the Game"

DuckTales: Remastered Soundtrack "Deserves a Release Outside of the Game"

Capcom Producer shares his hopes with us

DuckTales: Remastered arrived on the Wii U eShop in North America on 13th August, with the European release set for 15th August, so gamers young and old have a chance to revisit one of the most iconic games to grace the NES. It created a lot of buzz when in was announced earlier in the year, of course, with...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Coming To Europe and Australia Next Week

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream Coming To Europe and Australia Next Week

Features off-TV play and a new easy mode for newcomers

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream has been available on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade for a few months now and almost a year on PC. Black Forest Games gave the Wii U version a tentative release date of August and it has stayed true to its word, confirming the sisters will be in the European and...

News: Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Ripstone Confirms Details for Knytt Underground and Pure Chess on the Wii U eShop

Pure Chess gets the 3DS eShop in Check, too

Last week's Nintendo Direct "Indie Showcase" sizzle reel included a good number of new releases confirmed for the Wii U eShop. Two of these are being published by Ripstone, Knytt Undergound and Pure Chess, and the publisher has now confirmed that both are targeting a release of late 2013/early 2014...

Talking Point: The "Indie Spotlight" Was A Bright Point of Nintendo Direct, But More is Needed

The "Indie Spotlight" Was A Bright Point of Nintendo Direct, But More is Needed

Both sides of the Atlantic should make noise for the Wii U eShop

Last week's major Nintendo Direct, by which we mean the full-fat multi-game broadcast on 7th August, served up the odd surprise and some release dates, with plenty also left in the tank for future presentations. What was certainly surprising, and one of the most popular news articles...

News: Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope Could Come to Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Met

Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope Could Come to Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Met

The Metroidvania-style title has already hit its original goal

Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope is an interesting-looking sidescroller that takes much influence from the classic Super Nintendo title Super Metroid. Only a few days ago its developer Matt White set up a Kickstarter campaign for the project and aimed to obtain $15,000 to bring the title...