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News: Two Tribes Planning Classics Series on the Wii U eShop

Two Tribes Planning Classics Series on the Wii U eShop

"We're already working on them behind the scenes"

Two Tribes has been a busy studio in recent times, bringing Toki Tori 2 to the Wii U eShop, a '+' version to Steam on PC, and has also confirmed to us on multiple occasions that updates to the Wii U version will add features such as the level creation tool. While that's plenty to deal with, the...

News: Gamers in Europe Can Download Pikmin 3 Now By Picking Up A Code From GAME

Gamers in Europe Can Download Pikmin 3 Now By Picking Up A Code From GAME

Redeem the code for an early Pikmin fix

Pikmin 3 will be available to buy from stores or download from the Wii U eShop this Friday in Europe but eager players can get hold of it sooner as UK-based retailer GAME is selling and distributing eShop codes right now. Although GAME are based in the UK, anyone living in Europe can buy the code from them...

News: Indie Developers Outline Nintendo's Approach Compared to Sony and Microsoft

Indie Developers Outline Nintendo's Approach Compared to Sony and Microsoft

"Nintendo is just doing the right thing without making a big fuss about it"

There's been a great deal of praise in recent times, from small developers, around Nintendo's efforts to support them in bringing content to the eShop platforms, particularly on Wii U. On the console battleground of the next few years, especially as hardware manufacturers...

News: EarthBound Translator Shares Insight Into Preparing a Cult Classic for the West

EarthBound Translator Shares Insight Into Preparing a Cult Classic for the West

"It’s really a glass half full kind of game"

With EarthBound's arrival on the Wii U Virtual Console last week, many gamers can finally gain an insight into why the SNES title has accumulated such a vocal fan-base, despite its modest Western sales — it didn't even reach Europe — when it was originally released. It's a game lauded for its...

News: Nintendo Not Accepting Independent Wii U Developers Based in Japan "At This Time"

Nintendo Not Accepting Independent Wii U Developers Based in Japan "At This Time"

GDC form rules studios out

Update: Nintendo has issued the following statement to Eurogamer, which unfortunately says relatively little. Ultimately, it's the decision of each regional body of Nintendo to decide on licensing policies, so this is a decision squarely on the shoulders of the Japanese licensing department. The policy in question is...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Aiming For August Arrival on the Wii U eShop

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Aiming For August Arrival on the Wii U eShop

Has been sent to Nintendo for approval

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream, from developer Black Forest Games, was confirmed for the Wii U eShop earlier this year, after a successful crowdfunding campaign brought the game to PC last year and to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in recent months. For those awaiting the Wii U arrival, the good news is that it's not far...

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...