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News: Space Hulk Finally Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

Space Hulk Finally Arrives On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

For the Emperor

It's taken a while, but the Wii U version of Space Hulk is finally launching this week in North America. The game - which is a port of the PC original - was due to launch in May last year, but missed that release window. The Sony versions arrived in September, but the Wii U edition was held back until - we were told - Christmas...

News: ​Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Launches in Japan This Month

​Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Launches in Japan This Month

Could this be NST's rumoured project?

It's interesting to see how the Mario vs. Donkey Kong games have slowly changed over time. While the first game was a 2D platformer that echoed the philosophy of the classic Donkey Kong arcade game, each successive entry focused more and more on the miniature toy versions of characters. Now, it's become a...

News: ​Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Launches in Japan This Month

​Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Launches in Japan This Month

Could this be NST's rumoured project?

It's interesting to see how the Mario vs. Donkey Kong games have slowly changed over time. While the first game was a 2D platformer that echoed the philosophy of the classic Donkey Kong arcade game, each successive entry focused more and more on the miniature toy versions of characters. Now, it's become a...

Video: Watch as New Super Mario Bros. Wii Gets Pitted Side-by-Side with its Wii U Successor

Watch as New Super Mario Bros. Wii Gets Pitted Side-by-Side with its Wii U Successor

HD-licious

New Super Mario Bros. Wii has joined its younger sibling New Super Mario Bros. U on the Wii U eShop in Europe. Many people jump to compare the two and believe them to be achingly similar, so in order to put this to the test once and for all we've put both games side-by-side in the video below. We chose to showcase levels that bore a...

News: Strategy Puzzle Title Dungeon Hearts DX Is Coming Exclusively To Wii U Next Month

Strategy Puzzle Title Dungeon Hearts DX Is Coming Exclusively To Wii U Next Month

New engine, interface and possible amiibo support

Android and Steam gamers might remember Dungeon Hearts from a few years back - a strategy puzzle title which mixed strategy and music elements to create a pretty unique experience. Indie studio Wolfgame is now updating the game exclusively for the Wii U eShop under the title Dungeon Hearts DX...

News: Developers Dig into Sales Failure of Toto Temple Deluxe

Developers Dig into Sales Failure of Toto Temple Deluxe

Dissecting the goat

This past fall, Montreal-based developer Juicy Beast released Toto Temple Deluxe on the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One. It was that colourful, chaotic-looking game with a goat. Unfortunately for them, Juicy Beast have announced on their website that the game "didn't sell very well." Although they don't provide any sales numbers, they...

News: Legendary Former Rare Character Artist, Kev Bayliss, Joins Playtonic to Work on Yooka-Laylee

Legendary Former Rare Character Artist, Kev Bayliss, Joins Playtonic to Work on Yooka-Laylee

Credited with DK's Country design, Killer Instinct work and much more

The words 'Rare' and 'Legend' go together very often, and we try not to use them unless they're necessary. In the case of former company Character Artist / Graphics Director Kev Bayliss it's a fair description, however, and the pleasing news is that he's now joined Playtonic...

News: Epic Dumpster Bear is the Real Name of an Upcoming Wii U eShop Game

Epic Dumpster Bear is the Real Name of an Upcoming Wii U eShop Game

We can't bear it

The Wii U eShop has its share of slightly strange games, and Epic Dumpster Bear from Log Games is the latest in a long line. The developer previously released the decent Puzzle Monkeys, and has decided that the animal kingdom is well suited to even more genres. Epic Dumpster Bear is a platformer, and Log Games is promising over 70...

News: Word Puzzles by POWGI is Heading to Europe on 28th January, Including a Wii U Release

Word Puzzles by POWGI is Heading to Europe on 28th January, Including a Wii U Release

Supports all amiibo for extra puzzles

European fans of puzzles and word games have a double release on the way this month, with Lightwood Games confirming a release date of 28th January for Word Puzzles by POWGI in the region. Already confirmed for 3DS, the title is also heading to the Wii U eShop on the same day. These titles will provide a...

Nintendo Download: 14th January (Europe)

14th January (Europe)

Mega Man Battles! Final Fantasy Explorers pre-load! DLC! Discounts!

Another week begins and we have a modest batch of games to consider in the European Nintendo Download Update. There are the two versions of the final Mega Man Battle Network title on the Wii U Virtual Console, a neat demo on 3DS, DLC and the option to pre-purchase a major retail...

Nintendo Download: 7th January (North America)

7th January (North America)

Light gun games! Ocean Runner! Discovery! More!

The time has come for the first North America Nintendo Download Update of 2016, and it includes a variety of options. The Wii U Virtual Console plays catch up with three light gun games, while new download offerings include a creative Minecraft-a-like, two RCMADIAX games and the return of Ninja Pig...

Giveaway: It's Europe's Turn To Grab A Free Copy Of Cube Life: Island Survival

It's Europe's Turn To Grab A Free Copy Of Cube Life: Island Survival

We have 100 copies to give away to lucky Europeans

Over the Christmas break Cube Life: Island Survival developer Cypronia was kind enough to give away 100 copies of their game to our North American readers to celebrate the recent v1.1 update. This time it's the turn of European players to get in on the action - we've got another 100 free copies to...

News: Get Ready for Light Gun Action in This Week's North American Nintendo Download Update

Get Ready for Light Gun Action in This Week's North American Nintendo Download Update

The Adventures of Bayou Billy! Wild Gunman! Hogan's Alley!

Starting with Duck Hunt in late 2014, Nintendo has been retrofitting and re-releasing - along with third-party partners - some iconic NES light gun / Zapper games for the Wii U eShop. They naturally utilise the Wii Remote pointer to recreate that old-fashioned practice of zapping pixels on...

News: Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

"We’ll be sure to alert the Wii U community as that changes"

Zen Studios has enjoyed plenty of success with its pinball titles, releasing various versions and DLC across PC, home consoles and smart devices. The Wii U and 3DS have been in on the action too, with the former receiving Zen Pinball 2 with a decent variety of DLC, in addition to Star...

News: ​PictoParty's Release Has Been Pushed Back to Late January

​PictoParty's Release Has Been Pushed Back to Late January

A bug is the cause of the delay

Many of you have no doubt played Pictionary at parties before; it can be a wonderfully chaotic competition when everyone's really getting into it. Naturally, a game such as this which channels one's inner artist is a perfect fit for the Wii U GamePad and it was only a matter of time before one would appear on the...

News: Wii U eShop Exclusive 3Souls Will Aim to 'Break New Ground' With the GamePad

Wii U eShop Exclusive 3Souls Will Aim to 'Break New Ground' With the GamePad

From Berlin-based developer Red Column

The Wii U eShop has been home to a variety of new developers with bold ambition, and Berlin-based Red Column is the latest to set out its stall for the store. It's bringing 3Souls exclusively to Wii U in Q2, with the goal of utilising the GamePad "to break new ground in how you control your character and play...

Nintendo Download: 7th January (Europe)

7th January (Europe)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii! Temple of Yog! Drill Dozer! More!

It's the first Nintendo Download Update of the year, kicking off with the European arrivals that are on the way. This week we have an enjoyable platformer from the Wii era and the EU debut of a Game Freak GBA title, along with a few varied fresh releases on both Wii U and 3DS. There are a...

News: Alien Dinosaurs Will Be Invading The Wii U And 3DS eShops Soon

Alien Dinosaurs Will Be Invading The Wii U And 3DS eShops Soon

Do the dinosaur

Indie developer Ratalaika Games is bringing its action title Alien Dinosaurs to Nintendo platforms. The run-and-gun shooter - which wouldn't look out of place on the Game Boy - sees the player character getting abducted by alien reptiles who then set up a gauntlet of challenges to ascertain if the planet Earth is ripe for conquest...

Nintendo Download: 31st December (North America)

31st December (North America)

1080° Snowboarding, Molly Maggot and various discounts

It's the final North American Nintendo Download Update of 2015, and it's a little thin on content. Despite that there is a gem from the N64 era and some promising discounts, so all hope is not lost; let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Well, your New Years' Resolution...

News: Blitworks Will Be Publishing The Next Penelope on Wii U

Blitworks Will Be Publishing The Next Penelope on Wii U

It's in good hands

Some of you may remember some coverage we gave on a game called The Next Penelope about this time last year. At the time, it was due out on PC in a few months and it was promised to be on its way to the Wii U later in the year. While it may be that Aurelien Regard wasn't quite able to push it out before the new year, the game is...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Looks Set to Hit Europe on 7th January

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Looks Set to Hit Europe on 7th January

Wahoo!

Though the Wii U Virtual Console is missing a few obvious platforms and release - ahem, GameCube - it has brought some goodies. One of the welcome additions has been Wii downloads; a number of excellent games have arrived, including some that are relatively hard to find or expensive in physical form. It's certainly had its successes in terms...

Giveaway: Grab Yourself a Free Copy of Cube Life: Island Survival

Grab Yourself a Free Copy of Cube Life: Island Survival

We have 100 copies to give away (North America only)

It's the season for giving, so we have a giveaway of a Wii U eShop release for those among you keen on adventure and creativity. Developer Cypronia has kindly offered to give-away 100 free copies of Cube Life: Island Survival to Nintendo Life readers because, well, it's Christmas! It's a sandbox...

Nintendo Download: 31st December (Europe)

31st December (Europe)

1080° Snowboarding! Wave Race 64! Story of Seasons! More!

Well, we have the final European Nintendo Download Update details of 2015, and there are a couple of iconic N64 games and an enticing 3DS option included. It's not exactly a packed week, but those with a taste for the slopes or the waves should be happy. At the time of writing we've only...

News: Minecraft Has Become the Ninth Best-Selling Game on the Japanese eShop

Minecraft Has Become the Ninth Best-Selling Game on the Japanese eShop

A meteoric rise

Rumours of Minecraft: Wii U Edition - and its subsequent release - happened rather quickly, but it was something that wasn't entirely surprising. The eShop already had its fair share of Minecraft clones and they'd proven that there was demand for that particular type of game on the console. While it's maybe a bit of a stretch to say...