Wii U eShop News


  • Video Get a Good Look at Exile's End in Its Wii U eShop Trailer

    Retro cool

    Already out in North America and out this week in Europe, Exile's End is an intriguing release on the Wii U eShop. Localised by Marvelous USA and XSEED (depending on your region), it adopts a neat retro aesthetic and seems to have some fantastic music. We're still working away at a review, but an eShop trailer for the EU release caught...

  • News Development on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Has Been Completed

    Now if we could just get a release date…

    Fans of the Shantae series have no doubt been waiting with bated breath for WayForward to hurry up with development of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The latest in WayForward's flagship series, Half-Genie Hero was Kickstarted three years ago and has been in the making ever since. Originally, the game was...

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    Review Wings of Magloryx

    Not a magic dragon

    The font of this bold title would have you believe this game is about the most edgy of dragons out there; it encourages visions of a hardened, battle-weathered hero. Tales of Yore. Destruction. Wings of Magloryx has these elements, but the game's executed too poorly for it to matter. Dragons - benevolent or nasty - should be the...

  • News Nintendo of Europe Confirms eShop Cyber Deals Are Coming on Black Friday

    Hope you've saved some Rupees

    With Black Friday just four days away, Nintendo of Europe's Twitter account has announced that the region will be celebrating the high-savings event with special 'Cyber Deals'. Starting on 25th November, Nintendo fans can find these offers on both eShop pages for Wii U and 3DS; savings of up to 40% have been promised,...

  • News Spheroids Mixes Mutant Mudds And Pang, And It's Coming To Wii U Next Year

    Might also be 3DS-bound

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQvoKCGPg74 Eclipse Games has confirmed that it bringing its new title Spheroids to the Wii U eShop. The game mixes the bubble-popping mechanics of Pang / Buster Bros. with the 2D plain-swapping gameplay of Mutant Mudds to create a unique platforming adventure in which you have to save the...

  • Nintendo Download 24th November (Europe)

    Pokemon Sun and Moon! Beat the Beat! Exile's End! More!

    Another week begins, and brings with it the European Nintendo Download Update details for the goodies we can expect this week. The 3DS has huge retail arrivals, while there are some tempting download-only options to be found on the Wii U in particular. Let's get to the details. Wii U eShop:...

  • Nintendo Download 17th November (North America)

    Pokémon Sun and Moon! Excitebike 64! Swapdoodle! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update, and this week's North American offering has one (or two, depending on your point of view) huge arrivals at retail on the 3DS. Beyond that we have a fantastic Wii game available for download alongside a surprise N64 title, some promising Nindie...

  • News Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise Coming to Wii U eShop in Europe

    Time to warm up

    Can you feel the Rhythm? Nintendo of Europe has announced that Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise will be making its way onto the Wii U eShop before the end of the month. This hidden gem was a critical success in the last generation, helping the series become more of a presence in the west. Recently, of course, we had Rhythm Heaven...

  • Video Check Out the Official Launch Trailer for Mekazoo

    Hopefully it's still coming to Wii U

    In the vacuum left behind by major third party developers, indie games have been the lifeblood of the Nintendo eShop, filling the digital storefront with all sorts of unique and interesting games. One game that caught our eye is Mekazoo, a neon-centric platformer that seems to be equal parts Donkey Kong Country...

  • Nintendo Download 17th November (Europe)

    Lionel City Builder 3D! A retail demo! An aquarium thing! Um...

    Another week begins, and as always we have the European Nintendo Download Update details to kick things off. Last week was a bit underwhelming in the region, and we're not going to lie - it's not exactly a barnstormer on the way this week either. Nevertheless there may still be one or...

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    Review Gravity+

    Defy gravity

    Gravity+ by Nitrolic Games is a puzzle title for the Wii U eShop that's all about gravitational pull; the plus sign featured in the game's title makes reference to the game's use of the directional pad to manipulate gravity. In reality, you are actually just rotating the game's maze-like environments in multiple directions in order to...

  • Nintendo Download 10th November (North America)

    Harvest Moon: Skytree Village! Umbrella Chronicles! Rhythm Heaven! More!

    It's Nintendo Download Update time, and the North American line-up is has been fully confirmed. It has some decent options, with the Wii U and New 3DS Virtual Consoles offering a few varied titles from the Wii and SNES. The Wii U eShop has an intriguing new download-only...

  • News Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese Aims to Help Budding Language Students on Wii U

    Arriving soon at a budget price

    Finger Gun Games previously made its debut on the Wii U eShop with Stone Shire, a Minecraft-style title, but has gone in an entirely different direction for its next release. Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese aims to help users gain the building blocks for learning the language. The basic premise is that you use flash...

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    Review Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition

    Everything old is new again

    A recipe for a good old-fashioned shooter is actually quite straightforward. Take a vaguely sinister terrorist organisation with a remote base of operations (genetic experimentation is always a plus), stir in a brightly pixelated art style, sprinkle weapon upgrades, and always serve with a buff hero who shoots before he...

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    Review BLOC

    The '70s just called, they want their game back

    Just the other day, this writer happened to encounter a page loading error on Google Chrome and got an opportunity to play that hidden dinosaur platforming game, where the T-rex has to jump over rocks and cacti as it runs through a desert. You know the one. This 'game' is simple, something that's just...

  • Exclusive Scribble to Bring Pictionary-Style Party Gaming to Wii U This Holiday Season

    Let's draw out some details

    Earlier this year U Host came to the Wii U eShop, a debut effort by Bear Box Media. A party quiz game, it also gives players the ability to create their own competitions, and we were impressed by how fun it can be when played in groups, awarding it a 7 - 'good' - rating in our review. The developer has now given us...

  • News Earthlock: Festival of Magic Still On Track for Wii U, With Third-Party Producing Port

    "We will release on Wii U as soon as the game is ready"

    It was quite some time ago that the ambitious Earthlock: Festival of Magic was crowdfunded on Kickstarter. Snowcastle Games earned plenty of fans for its comprehensive campaign, along with ambitious plans for the RPG that features turn-based combat, base building and development, in addition to...

  • Nintendo Download 10th November (Europe)

    SHOOT THE BALL, discounts... erm, that's it

    A fresh week is upon us, and as usual Nintendo of Europe has sent out details for the Download Update that's to come. In truth it's extremely slim pickings this time around, with one new game and some discounts. There's no particularly positive spin we can give, so let's just get on with it. Wii U eShop...

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    Review EctoPlaza

    You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

    Though it seems all too likely that history won't be too kind to the Wii U, it's difficult to dispute the fact that it has been the couch multiplayer console of the generation. Aside from featuring highly polished iterations of classic Nintendo franchises with games such as Mario Kart 8...

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    Review F-Zero X

    Classic game, now with added flaw

    There was some F-Zero-related DLC for Mario Kart 8 and a mini-game in Nintendo Land, but disappointingly the Wii U has not proven to be the console where the series made its return with a brand spanking new game. Whilst hopes for a new entry in the series must now switch to future hardware, Wii U-owning fans of...

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    Review Twisted Fusion

    ​(Don't) Do the twist

    Kickstarter has given budding game developers a chance to shine that never existed in the early days of gaming. Twisted Fusion is one of the most recent titles to be supported by the service, but does it fare well from its crowdfunded roots? Let's find out. We're a little light on story in Twisted Fusion. The main character,...

  • Soapbox Captain Falcon, We Have A Problem With F-Zero X on Wii U

    Controls are off course on Virtual Console (Updated)

    Update: We've been asked quite a few times if this issue is the same on the Wii version of the game. As a test I've just used the exact same Wiimote + Classic Controller on both the Wii U and Wii Virtual Console versions available. The Wii version does not appear to have the same issue and the...

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    Review Fire: Ungh's Quest

    Are you still fascinated by the concept of fire?

    We're all taught about fire at a young age. It's dangerous, and without it humanity would likely not have developed as it has. So how about a game where you are transported to the Stone Age and take control of a Neanderthal who is on a journey to locate fire? This is the basis of the eShop title that...

  • Nintendo Download 3rd November (North America)

    Mario Party! Twisted Fusion! DK Jungle Beat! Hyrule Warriors DLC! More!

    It's that time once again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week includes a first-party retail release on 3DS, while a couple of tempting Virtual Console games arrive on Wii U. Beyond that there are a variety of interesting download-only games...

  • News Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Hitting the North American Wii U eShop This Week

    The Wii version, obviously

    Though we often wait until the full Download Update is issued before going into too much detail on the line-up for any given week, it's worth changing it up to confirm that North American gamers are in for a treat - Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (the Wii New Play Control version) is heading to the Wii U eShop on 3rd November,...

  • News Here Are Your New My Nintendo Rewards

    Get your lovely discounts here

    A bunch of new My Nintendo rewards have gone live today, and as has been the case previously, these are all related to software discounts across Wii U and 3DS. There are different rewards for Europe and North America, which can be viewed below: Europe 30% off Typoman (Nintendo Wii U eShop): 250 Platinum Coins 25%...