Wii U eShop News

January2014

  • Video Nyamyam's Jennifer Schneidereit Talks Tengami On Wii U

    Folding is fun

    We personally can't wait to get our hands on Tengami, and with the launch looming ever closer it's the perfect time to remind ourselves of how amazing this Wii U eShop adventure is looking. Created by UK studio Nyamyam, Tengami is described as a "relaxing" and "reflective" experience, and the hands-on time we got with the game when...

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    Review Dr. Luigi

    Just what the doctor ordered?

    Nintendo ends the Year of Luigi with Dr. Luigi, a puzzler that feels more like a green, L-shaped re-skin of the Dr. Mario series than a true sequel, due to its identical gameplay, much of the same music, and simplistic visuals. Fortunately, Luigi proves to be just as good a doctor as his more experienced brother, and...

  • Nintendo Download 9th January (North America)

    Chibi-Robo!, retro shooting and some 3DS discounts

    It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week brings a potentially terrific 3DS eShop game, some retro shooting on the Wii U Virtual Console and a variety of discounts. It's a thin list, but may have something for everyone — let's get to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Gradius (Konami,...

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    Review Super Mario Bros. 3

    A truly super Mario game

    Super Mario Bros. 3’s recent arrival on the Wii U eShop seemed like a conspicuously low-key affair compared to the considerable hype that surrounded its hugely anticipated original release back the early nineties. However, that doesn't mean that the lack of booming fanfare should be interpreted as a cause for concern; over...

  • News Shin'en Multimedia Clarifies Control Options For FAST Racing NEO

    Doesn't rule out alternative platforms

    FAST Racing NEO is due this year and is sure to be on the radar of those that enjoyed FAST Racing League on WiiWare. To date its developer, Shin'en Multimedia, has kept details close, but gave some tid-bits in a recent interview with Nintendo News. Tilt controls for steering were confirmed, as it was clarified...

  • News Two Tribes Development Studio Shuts Down and New, Smaller Company is Formed

    Two Tribes Publishing B.V. remains unaffected

    Two Tribes, the development studio best-known for games such as Toki Tori and Toki Tori 2+, has entered bankruptcy, with the original owners Martijn Reuvers and Collin van Ginkel now forming a new, smaller company. Two Tribes as a development studio was a separate business from Two Tribes Publishing...

  • News Unepic Confirmed for 16th January on the North American Wii U eShop

    GamePad and TV screens shown off

    Unepic is an RPG adventure title that was confirmed for the Wii U eShop in 2013, even featuring in some official sizzle reel footage. It's the work of Barcelona-based Francisco Téllez de Meneses and is being published by EnjoyUp Games, a name likely to be familiar to Nintendo download enthusiasts. It certainly...

  • News HullBreach Uncloaked Emerges Into View For Wii U eShop

    A modernisation of Wii Browser MMORPG HullBreach Online

    While the Wii was best known for its virtual sports, waggle and the fact it had a lot of fantastic games, it also had a small but relatively dedicated batch of games that utilised the Wii Browser. One of these was HullBreach Online, an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game)...

  • News Flavoured Cats Is Inspired By Super Mario 3D World, And Is Stalking Its Way To The Wii U

    Could this be a purrrfect platform adventure?

    If you liked Super Mario 3D World's feline transformation then you'll be like the cat who got the cream when you hear about CW Games' new title. The indie studio has revealed that it is bringing its furry 3D adventure Flavoured Cats to the Wii U eShop, a game inspired by Super Mario 3D World and Super...

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    Review Knytt Underground

    An abstract adventure

    Knytt Underground is unlike anything else on the Wii U eShop; it's the work of Nicklas Nygren (better known as Nifflas), a developer that's produced some intriguing download titles on PC — including this game's predecessors — as well as the critically acclaimed NightSky. The fact this game stands apart from its eShop...

  • News NES Remix Miiverse Contest Cancelled Due To Emergence Of Exploit

    Cheaters never prosper, but ruin it for everyone else

    Remember that NES Remix Time Attack Challenge contest we told you about not so long ago? Turns out Nintendo has discovered an exploit within the game which allows players to post a faster time. Director Koichi Hayashida has therefore issued a statement via Miiverse regarding the termination of...

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Super Punch-Out!!

    Brain over brawn

    Whereas Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream is consistently considered to be one of the best games on the NES, console sequel Super Punch-Out!! seldom appears in the top 10 when recalling the best games on the SNES. Did the puzzle-fight formula not hold up as well for the second time around at home, or was 16-bit competition just that...

  • Nintendo Download 2nd January (North America)

    It's déjà vu, plus some additional treats

    This week's Nintendo Download update for North America is in, though it prompts a distinct feeling of déjà vu due to it being almost identical to last week's update; just two new downloads make an appearance. Our suspicion is that the details are reiterated to compensate for any confusion or loss of...

  • Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014

    Some good 'uns are on the way

    A new year is here, and with it comes the opportunity for Nintendo and its partners to excite Wii U owners in the best possible way — with great games. We've decided to list some of the most anticipated and exciting games coming to the Wii U in 2014, all as a taste of what's to come. Our aim with this list is to...

  • Video This Dr. Luigi Trailer May Be The Perfect Remedy

    Available now in North America

    It may have slipped the attention due to its release date, but Dr. Luigi arrived on the Wii U eShop in North America on 31st December 2013 for $14.99, with its arrival in Europe set for 15th January. It continues the popular falling block puzzling well-known with Luigi's brother, introducing some new modes and also...

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