Wii U eShop News

January2015

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    Review Shantae And The Pirate's Curse

    More like a blessing

    While WayForward has been working away on the crowd-funded Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which will be released on every platform under the sun, it hasn't forgotten its Nintendo roots. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, the final game of the "original" series, wraps up the storyline started in the original Game Boy Color title and...

  • News No Protests Against this Holiday-themed Citizens of Earth Trailer

    Like a good fruitcake, it's still sturdy past its date

    The holidays are all but over and it's time to move on to 2015... but wait, what's that? Behind the desk, against the wall over there. Why don't you go check it out? Why, it's a new trailer for the upcoming RPG Citizens of Earth! It must've been sitting here since Christmas Eve but got lost in...

  • News Year in Development: Nyamyam

    Phil Tossell discusses the challenges turning the page with Tengami

    In the fifth entry of this 2014 'Year in Development' series we chat to Phil Tossell, co-creator of Nyamyam. The UK based studio released its first game in 2014, Tengami, an experience with a pop-up storybook vibe and hugely attractive paper-based aesthetic. Including music by...

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    Review TOSS N GO

    Use as directed

    Simplicity is never a bad thing in itself. An experience can be extremely easy in execution, yet still provide plenty of rewarding elements. Sometimes, however, something can be boiled down into such simple elements that it loses some of those satisfying quirks, and that's where RCMADIAX's TOSS N GO suffers. TOSS N GO is another in...

  • Nintendo Download 1st January (Europe)

    Captain Toad, Fire Emblem, an F-Zero first and more

    The timings of Nintendo's Download Updates have certainly been festive this year, with the next batch of download treats set to arrive on New Year's Day to give us a perfect start to 2015. The European update confirms the arrival of Captain Toad's starring début, in addition to some Game Boy...

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    Review A World of Keflings

    What a wonderful world

    Originally finding a home on Xbox Live Arcade, NinjaBee's A Kingdom for Keflings charmed players with its colourful worlds, fun simulation gameplay and creative use of Microsoft's then-new Live Avatars. Six years after that début, the gnome-like beings make their first appearance on a Nintendo platform with this re-release of...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Plenty of Fishies

    Plenty of fishies, not enough frames

    There's a curious debate about resolution and framerate currently detonating across communities of "serious" gamers right now, one that this reviewer finds frankly ridiculous. There's no denying the higher aesthetic quality of games running at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second — they look amazing —...

  • News Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in North America

    Over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of content, apparently

    While this 25th December has brought us festive Nintendo Download updates, and a host of treats and discounts around the world, North American Wii U owners have an extra treat - a free Crunchyroll app to access a lot of anime, manga and Asian dramas. That'll no doubt be music to the ears...

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    Review Duck Hunt

    Old dog, same tricks

    Despite Nintendo's refusal to acknowledge the Duck Hunt character in Super Smash Bros. until long after the 3DS version was released, we all knew that the duo – or trio – were in the game. What we didn't know at that time was that Duck Hunt was due to release on the Wii U's Virtual Console, and now it has. The question is...