Wii U eShop News

February2015

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    Review Mega Man Zero 2

    Zero times two

    Just one year after Mega Man Zero, Inti Creates released a sequel for the Game Boy Advance spin-off. That might sound a bit quick, but Mega Man Zero 2 is no mindless cash-in. It took the sturdy foundation set by its predecessor and built upon it in impressive ways, while also smoothing out the rough edges. On top of that it wove an...

  • News Eiji Aonuma Launches a Majora's Mask 3D Art Academy Contest on Miiverse

    May have had a PA write the post, we'll never know

    We're well aware that a good number of the Nintendo Life community are rather talented artists, or perhaps enjoy looking at others' masterpieces, so it's worth noting that one of the best Art Academy: SketchPad contests to date is underway. As you can see in the entry above it's based on The Legend...

  • News Trashmania Trilogy Developer Unsure Of Wii U eShop Title’s Future

    Unable to confirm if the game will even be completed

    The creator of the upcoming Wii U eShop title, Trashmania Trilogy – including Trashmania, Trashmania: Remix, and Trashmania: After Dark – has revealed he is unsure of the game’s future. Jonathan Bont, the indie developer previously best known for his efforts on the Ouya, delivered the news...

  • News Renegade Kid Reveals a Snippet of Information on eShop Sales

    Keep it up

    Renegade Kid has been a longtime supporter of the Nintendo eShop, with games such as Mutant Mudds, Xeodrifter, Bomb Monkey, and more periodically turning up through the storefront's lifespan. Particularly fond of retro inspired games - with Moon Chronicles and ATV Wild Ride 3D being notable exceptions - the studio's shown

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    Review Frenchy Bird

    Avian aggravation

    From the title alone, it's pretty easy to tell that Frenchy Bird is yet another in the line of Flappy Bird imitators released on the Wii U eShop. Yet whereas some of its competitors have been content to merely replicate the feel of the original, Frenchy Bird makes the bold move of replicating it with personality. Goofy music,...

  • News Nintendo Remains Silent on Third Party Wii Games Coming to the eShop

    We can but hope...

    In a rather surprising announcement during last month's Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that select games from the Wii catalogue would be making their way onto the Wii U eShop; it's been the first time that full scale Wii retail games have been available to download. Since then four Nintendo games have shown up (three each in...

  • Video The Latest Trailer For RIVE Will Dent Your Resolve And Melt Your Eyeballs

    "There's fun in failure"

    Two Tribes' upcoming Wii U eShop shooter RIVE has been on our radar since it was first announced, and the studio has now released another trailer which celebrates that thing we all try to avoid: failure. The new footage - shown below - was, according to Two Tribes' Collin van Ginkel, inspired by observing players at gaming...

  • Nintendo Download 5th February (North America)

    MH4U demo, Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask DLC, Moon Chronicles and much more

    It's that time again, North American gamers, for Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a popular demo for an upcoming Capcom blockbuster, concluding episodes from Renegade Kid, some fun hack-and-slash Zelda DLC, a pre-purchase and download on a Wii U retail...

  • News Curve Digital Confirms OlliOlli Release Window on Nintendo Consoles

    Grinding onto Wii U and 3DS mid-March

    We reported late last year that 'sick' indie skateboarding title OlliOlli would be making an appearance on Nintendo consoles in early 2015, and now the hype is real. Publisher Curve Digital, the same company that brought indie hits such as The Swapper and Thomas Was Alone to Nintendo platforms, has confirmed t

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    Review Citizens of Earth

    Citizens, Unite Up!!

    ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF THIS FINE, BLUE PLANET WE CALL EARTH! Permit me a moment and I'll show you that role playing games don't all have to be about swinging swords and finding mystical artifacts. They don't have to use that tired old fantasy setting we've grown so used to, or even star a typical protagonist! Here, your...

  • News Ubisoft Launches Yet Another Massive eShop Sale in North America

    Watch Dogs! Rayman Legends! ZombiU! More good (and rubbish) games!

    Ubisoft may not be throwing games at Nintendo systems any more, but it sure is happy to run eShop discounts on its older titles. Every few months we see plenty of price reductions, and the latest promotional batch has now been announced for North America. Available now and running...

  • Nintendo Download 5th February (Europe)

    Shantae's back, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo, Zero 2 and more

    It's the morning after the late night watching the Super Bowl, or just a normal Monday depending on your preferences, but nevertheless Nintendo of Europe's been so kind as to issue its Download Update details. It's an enticing week, with WayForward's third Shantae game finally hitting...

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    Review Breezeblox

    Breezy

    One of a growing number of indie titles appearing on the Wii U eShop, Breezeblox is a block-rolling puzzle game from début developer Brennan Maddox that, on first glance, seems to owe more than a little to mobigame's cube-based classic EDGE. Beyond the minimalist aesthetic and Cartesian conceit, however, they're very different games, and...

January2015