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News: South Park Creators Cite Earthbound as a Major Inspiration for Their Own Game

South Park Creators Cite Earthbound as a Major Inspiration for Their Own Game

Praise from all corners

South Park: The Stick of Truth is an RPG based on the adult cartoon series, and one that's had a troubled and challenging development history to date. It is coming, though, and is a project with the full involvement of series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. During a panel at Comic-Con, the two writers behind the...

Nintendo Download: 18th July (North America)

18th July (North America)

Earthbound at last, Friday monsters, Shantae and more

So, after a shock Earthbound reveal and Nintendo Direct Mini, here's your Nintendo Download update, North America. We have a good idea what many of you will be downloading right away, but there are some other tempting goodies on the way to both Wii U and 3DS, so let's get to it. Wii U Virtual...

News: Purchase Pikmin 3 And Receive A 30% eShop Discount On The Wonderful 101

Purchase Pikmin 3 And Receive A 30% eShop Discount On The Wonderful 101

Exclusive promotion for European buyers who go digital

During Nintendo of Europe's surprise Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast, the company revealed that customers who purchase a download copy of Pikmin 3 will receive a fantastic 30 per cent discount on the highly anticipated The Wonderful 101 on the eShop. Satoru Shibata, President of Nintendo of...

News: Pokémon Rumble U Gets Into a Dust-Up With the Wii U eShop on 15th August

Pokémon Rumble U Gets Into a Dust-Up With the Wii U eShop on 15th August

29th August in North America, GameStop to sell NFC figurines

Update Two: Release details for North America have now emerged on pokemon.com. This title will arrive two weeks later than in Europe on 29th August, while GameStop will sell accompanying NFC (Near Field Communication) figurines, with equivalent details yet to be clarified for Europe...

News: Liege Channels Fire Emblem And Final Fantasy Tactics, And It Could Be Marching To Wii U

Liege Channels Fire Emblem And Final Fantasy Tactics, And It Could Be Marching To Wii U

Coda Games is awaiting Wii U developer approval

We're massive fans of both Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics here at Nintendo Life, so you can imagine how interested we were in Liege when we discovered that the game takes inspiration from both. Developer Coda Games has expressed an interest in bringing the tactical RPG to the Wii U eShop, and...

News: Soul Saga: Episode I Kickstarter Campaign Closes After Tripling Original Goal

Soul Saga: Episode I Kickstarter Campaign Closes After Tripling Original Goal

Plenty of stretch goals reached

Disastercake's Kickstarter campaign for Soul Saga: Episode I has officially closed after receiving more than three times the original target. The project had 5,631 unique backers and amassed an impressive total of $195,528 in the end. Originally aiming for a PC, Linux and Mac release, Soul Saga: Episode I will now...

News: Astrogun Confirmed as Wii U Developer, Project CIDER Coming to the System

Astrogun Confirmed as Wii U Developer, Project CIDER Coming to the System

"The kid in me is so thrilled"

A while ago we told you about Xander Davis, a developer that moved from being critical of the Wii U prior to its launch to being a believer in the system. Davis is also the man behind development studio Astrogun, stating his interest in that blog post in bringing his upcoming title Project CIDER to Nintendo's system...

News: Capcom To Share More Details On Upcoming Titles At San Diego Comic Con

Capcom To Share More Details On Upcoming Titles At San Diego Comic Con

Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin's Creed IV will also be there

Comic Con International 2013 will be taking place in San Diego this week and Capcom will have a large presence at the event. The publisher will be showing off a range of titles for a mixture of platforms and will also be holding panels focusing on specific games. Phoenix Wright: Ace...

News: Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara For Wii U "Has Been A Bit of A Nightmare" For The Producer

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara For Wii U "Has Been A Bit of A Nightmare" For The Producer

Causing a bit of trouble in the camp

Earlier this year, Capcom revealed fantastic news at this year's PAX East - a mythical adventure would take place with Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, a HD collection of two of Capcom's arcade hits, Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara. The game was set to be released in June for the Wii U eShop...

News: Nintendo Wanted To Take A Different Approach To DLC With New Super Luigi U

Nintendo Wanted To Take A Different Approach To DLC With New Super Luigi U

A distinct move away from the packs found in New Super Mario Bros. 2

New Super Luigi U has been available to download from the Wii U eShop for a short while and has breathed new life into New Super Mario Bros. U. Although, technically deemed DLC, it's a much longer experience than the downloadable software added to New Super Mario Bros. 2 and...

Nintendo Download: 11th July (North America)

11th July (North America)

A long awaited Atlus sequel, retro goodies, Pinball Wars and more

Another week, another Nintendo Download update for you, North America. This week brings Atlus RPG fans a 3DS title that's been long craved, one of the most famous film franchises of all time finally gets its pinball fix on Wii U, and some retro goodies join movie licensed games on...

News: Gaijin Games Reveals Remaining DLC Characters For Runner 2

Gaijin Games Reveals Remaining DLC Characters For Runner 2

Make six new friends on Wii U

Gaijin Games recently announced that BIT.TRIP Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is to receive some extra content in the form of the Good Friends DLC pack. The new download will bring six new characters to the Wii U version of the game, while the Steam edition will get an extra pal thrown in for good...

News: Whilom: Sins Will Battle Onto Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Reached

Whilom: Sins Will Battle Onto Wii U if Kickstarter Stretch Goal is Reached

The project needs $80,000 to make it

Dreamken Studios is currently developing a 2D RPG called Whilom: Sins and in order to get the project off the ground it has set up a Kickstarter campaign. The game, which is described as a hybrid between fighting games like Streets of Rage and adventure titles such as Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger, will be...

News: Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight's Partner, Shield Knight

Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight's Partner, Shield Knight

A couple of tasty new screens, too

Shovel Knight is the debut game from Yacht Club Games, a studio founded by ex-employees of WayForward and with a goal of producing retro-styled games that live up to modern standards. Its pixel-based 2D action platformer — coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms — has enjoyed rave previews, while a few...

News: Spin The Bottle Delayed Until August

Spin The Bottle Delayed Until August

The party won't be started just yet

Spin the Bottle developer KnapNok Games has announced that the Wii U eShop title has been delayed until August. The delay appears to be related to Nintendo's quality assurance testing the various elements of the gameplay, which involves using the various Wii U control options is somewhat unusual ways. KnapNok...