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News: Retro-Inspired Adventure Platformer Lobodestroyo Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Retro-Inspired Adventure Platformer Lobodestroyo Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Nintendo 64-style game includes Wii U in main target

While it has its critics, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is a becoming a prominent stepping-off point for encouraging game development projects that need a helping hand. Often these games can draw from sources of inspiration not necessarily deemed profitable to a publisher but, nevertheless,...

News: The Girl and the Robot is Officially Coming to Wii U

The Girl and the Robot is Officially Coming to Wii U

Reaches Kickstarter stretch goal with just hours to go

Last week we reported that indie developer, Flying Carpets, had added a Wii U eShop stretch goal to its Kickstarter campaign for The Girl and the Robot, after achieving the project's initial goal of $15,000 CAD. The title, which draws inspiration from classic games such as The Legend of Zelda:...

Developer Session: Nifflas and Ripstone Talk Over Design Principles, Age Ratings and What's Next

Nifflas and Ripstone Talk Over Design Principles, Age Ratings and What's Next

"It’s a hobby that just kind of escalated"

Just last week we published the first part of our chat with Nifflas, in which the game designer — full name Nicklas Nygren — outlined many of the ideas that form upcoming Wii U eShop title Knytt Underground. We learnt a great deal about the complexity and depth that the title is striving for, in the...

Nintendo Download: 28th November (Europe)

28th November (Europe)

Mario's 3D adventure arrives, 3D SEGA Classics and a lot more

It's Monday, which means that the European Nintendo Download will give us a pleasing start to the week. On the way, most notably, is Mario's critically acclaimed 3D début on the Wii U, while the 3D classics from SEGA finally arrive in the West for the first time; in addition we also...

News: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Festival of Magic

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Festival of Magic

Previous episodic structure appears to be abandoned

Earlier in the year we told you all about Festival of Magic and conducted an interview with developer SnowCastle Games. Confirmed for Wii U, it's a game that promises to deliver a throwback JRPG experience — with some tweaks — that'll include turn-based battles, while also incorporating...

News: Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Shovel Knight Digs Up a Few Surprise Features

Miiverse and Streetpass integration announced

The crew over at Yacht Clubs Games are still putting their backs into the development of Shovel Knight, according to a recent Kickstarter update. The team has offered a list of some of the current features it's working on, with a couple that'll be exclusive to the Nintendo versions of the game. In...

Developer Session: We Chat to Nifflas About His Knytt Underground Vision

We Chat to Nifflas About His Knytt Underground Vision

"I would say it’s a beautiful, slow-paced experience, very ambient."

We've emphasized in recent times that there are a good number of intriguing download-only titles coming to the Wii U eShop, bringing a variety of experiences to the fore. One that could be particularly involving and complex for players to tackle may be Knytt Underground, a...

Nintendo Download: 21st November (North America)

21st November (North America)

Mario, Zelda, Crazy Coasters, EDGE, discounted Mega Man and much more

It's Nintendo Download update time again, North America, and this week brings two long awaited retail releases on the Wii U and 3DS, a new Mario Party game, plenty of reduced price Mega Man and some promising download-only content on the Wii U, in particular. There's plenty to...

News: Hyper Light Drifter May Include Mode 7 Mode, Creator Was Deadly Serious About SNES "Demake"

Hyper Light Drifter May Include Mode 7 Mode, Creator Was Deadly Serious About SNES "Demake"

It's about time remakes went the opposite direction

Anyone who has ever played the original Super Mario Kart or F-Zero on the SNES will recall the glorious Mode 7 graphical effect. Its ground-breaking rotating backgrounds had a way of inducing disorientation and ecstasy in players, like a 16-bit drug of the highest order. SNES lover Alex Preston,...

News: FAST Racing NEO To Feature 'Hyper Real Graphics'

FAST Racing NEO To Feature 'Hyper Real Graphics'

Shin’en to use 4K - 8K textures within the game

Shin’en’s recently announced Wii U eShop title FAST Racing NEO will feature “hyper real graphics” according to a tweet made by the developer earlier today. The follow up to 2011’s FAST Racing - League for WiiWare, will use between 4K and 8K textures to impress from a technical standpoint...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Developer Aims to Deliver the Same Experience Across All Platforms

Hyper Light Drifter Developer Aims to Deliver the Same Experience Across All Platforms

Off-TV play is an aim on Wii U, while 8- 16-Bit difficulty is planned

We were rather pleased to confirm, in October, that Hyper Light Drifter had successfully reached a Wii U stretch goal in its successful crowdfunding campaign. Successful is putting in mildly, however, as the project raised $645,158 from an initial goal of $27,000; it's due in...

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...