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Nintendo Download: 8th August (North America)

8th August (North America)

DuckTales returns, Bumpie has a party, Mario & Luigi are dreamy and more

It's that time again, North America, with some juicy Wii U and 3DS options coming your way in this week's Nintendo Download update. There's some nice variety, too, with a platforming remake, quirky mini-game collection and a bonkers RPG among the options. Let's get to the...

News: Classic Retro Titles Coming To North American eShop Later This Year

Classic Retro Titles Coming To North American eShop Later This Year

Super Mario Bros. 3 will be on both Wii U and 3DS

During today's Nintendo Direct it was announced that North America will be getting some timeless classics made available on the eShop. Broadcasting from the Nintendo Treehouse - we're not sure if it's actually a real treehouse - Erik Peterson confirmed five titles will be coming later this year...

News: Art Academy Sketchpad App Coming To The Wii U On 9th August

Art Academy Sketchpad App Coming To The Wii U On 9th August

Picasso who?

Since the launch of the Miiverse community on the Wii U, we have seen an incredible amount of artwork from talented artists across the globe; you can catch a small glimpse of the amazing illustrations in our Miiverse feature. Last month, Nintendo announced it'd be releasing an Art Academy app for the Wii U this summer; sticking to its...

News: Nintendo Unleashes an Awesome Sizzle Reel of Upcoming Wii U eShop Titles

Nintendo Unleashes an Awesome Sizzle Reel of Upcoming Wii U eShop Titles

There are a lot of them

Not too long ago Nintendo of America's Dan Adelman stated that 20-30 "new Indie games" could come to the Wii U eShop by the end of the year. Based on a sizzle reel released by Nintendo of Europe and broadcast as part of today's Nintendo Direct presentation, that number seems entirely feasible. Below are all of the games...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Presentation Live

Watch The North American Presentation Live

Come for the games, stay for the banter

It's been a while, hasn't it? But fear not, a new Nintendo Direct is upon us, containing juicy news relating to "previously announced" Wii U and 3DS titles. You can watch the entire broadcast on this very page, and we'll be supplying blow-by-blow coverage as well. You can also chat freely with other Nintendo...

News: Rex Rocket Confirmed to be Flying Onto Wii U

Rex Rocket Confirmed to be Flying Onto Wii U

To arrive after the PC release in January 2014

Rex Rocket is a title that came to our attention earlier in the year, and it successfully passed its crowdfunding target for a PC release with the developer — Castle Pixel — keen to also bring it to Wii U and 3DS. In our interview with the studio's Robert Maher, he explained that "bringing Rex...

News: Spin The Bottle Studio KnapNok Is Working With NightSky Creator Nifflas On Wii U Title

Spin The Bottle Studio KnapNok Is Working With NightSky Creator Nifflas On Wii U Title

"You will definitely like this one"

KnapNok's Spin the Bottle hits the Wii U eShop this week, and the company's Creative Director Lau Krosgaard has been speaking to Nintendo World Report about upcoming projects. Krosgaard has revealed that KnapNok is working with NightSky creator Nifflas — real name Nicklas Nygren — on a new Wii U eShop...

Interview: Retromade Games On Developing Desert Strike Tribute Hell IX For Wii U

Retromade Games On Developing Desert Strike Tribute Hell IX For Wii U

"Our basic philosophy is to return to classic gameplay"

Retromade Games has just launched its Kickstarter campaign for helicopter shooter Hell IX, and has confirmed that the game will be headed to the Wii U eShop if its funding target of $22,000 is met. An action title which calls to mind the old-school gameplay of Desert Strike and Tiger Heli,...

News: Wii U Version of How to Survive Rated By USK

Wii U Version of How to Survive Rated By USK

Could be infecting the Wii U eShop after all

At the end of May 505 Games announced it will be publishing a new IP in the form of How to Survive, a zombified survival action game. At the time it stated the downloadable release would be made available for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but there is now evidence that it could be coming to Wii U as...

News: Cloudberry Kingdom Will Have Online Leaderboards Soon

Cloudberry Kingdom Will Have Online Leaderboards Soon

Pwnee Studios is working on a patch

Cloudberry Kingdom precipitated into the Wii U eShop a few days ago and has seen many a gamer rack up insanely high scores. However, those who did download it have found something missing - the promised online leaderboards are nowhere to be found. A few people got in touch with the developer Pwnee Studios about...

News: Classic SNES RPG Breath Of Fire II Is Coming To The North American Wii U Virtual Console

Classic SNES RPG Breath Of Fire II Is Coming To The North American Wii U Virtual Console

A breath of fresh air

Capcom's classic 16-bit RPG Breath of Fire II is coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console "in the coming months". The news was broken on Capcom Unity, along with confirmation that UDON Entertainment is publishing a Breath of Fire Complete Works art book next year. The series is undergoing something of a revival of...

Nintendo Download: 1st August (North America)

1st August (North America)

Pikmin 3, a visit to Cloudberry Kingdom, retro Kirby and much more

It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings the long-awaited Pikmin 3 to stores. There's plenty more to consider, with new and old download-only options on the Wii U eShop, more retail goodies and a few diverse offerings on the 3DS eShop. Without further ado,...

News: Dan Adelman: Nintendo's Got "A Whole Bunch More" Coming to the Wii U eShop this Holiday

Dan Adelman: Nintendo's Got "A Whole Bunch More" Coming to the Wii U eShop this Holiday

Also confirms that smartphone and PC purchases are on the way

Dan Adelman's job title of Business Development Manager may not reveal much in itself, but as explained to us late last year, he's the man responsible for working with and encouraging small developers to bring their games to Nintendo's eShop platforms. It's an approach that seems to have...

News: Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Nintendo outlines its digital future

Nintendo is taking the online side of its business very seriously — little wonder when you consider that it has just reported a 150% increase in download revenue compared to last year — and the next phase of its plan will allow users to purchase Wii U and 3DS content using platforms other than their consoles...

News: Shigesato Itoi Elegantly Explains What EarthBound Means to Him

Shigesato Itoi Elegantly Explains What EarthBound Means to Him

"What is the video game, Earthbound?"

While we normally open any article with an introduction setting context, in this case we're going to keep it brief and say that Nintendo's Official EarthBound webpage has a wonderful piece of writing from the game's creator, Shigesato Itoi. It should be mandatory reading for fans of the game, and perhaps those...

News: Keep Your Eyes Open For Spot the Differences: Party! On The Wii U eShop

Keep Your Eyes Open For Spot the Differences: Party! On The Wii U eShop

Could be puzzling your eyeballs as early as next month

Sanuk Games has revealed that it is bringing Spot the Differences: Party! to the Wii U eShop. The game is a sequel to the WiiWare original which launched back in 2011. As the title suggests, the game will revolve around pointing out the differences between two seemingly identical images. It...