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News: Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC

Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC

"Master Quest Pack" gallops its way onto the eShop

The first batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC arrives today in Europe and the US, bringing a treasure chest full of exciting extras. The "Master Quest Pack" (the first of four announced DLC packages) will provide Hyrule Warriors owners with the following downloadable content: Three new playable...

News: Curve Studios Outlines Release Details of Four Wii U Titles

Curve Studios Outlines Release Details of Four Wii U Titles

All before December

Curve Studios has a strong history of working on Nintendo hardware, perhaps most notably with Nintendo-published titles Hydroventure / Fluidity on WiiWare and Hydroventure / Fluidity: Spin Cycle on the 3DS eShop. The development studio's work goes way beyond those two games, of course, and it's been responsible for a range of...

Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combative Heroine

Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combative Heroine

A unique part of the gaming scene

While it's a release that'll perhaps be battling the odds to make a major commercial impact, Bayonetta 2 will arrive as a Wii U exclusive on 24th October in the West, joined by an enhanced port of its predecessor. The new entry arrives as a relatively unique arrival, one of few dedicated action games of its type...

News: UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features and Releases New Trailer

UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features and Releases New Trailer

Online modes included

The recent announcement of UCraft for the Wii U eShop made it one of a small band of titles on the way to Nintendo hardware that cite Minecraft as a source of inspiration. This effort from Nexis Games is targeting a Holiday 2014 release window, and the developer has now released more details and an extended video of footage...

News: Shovel Knight For Wii U & 3DS Launches In Europe And Australia This November

Shovel Knight For Wii U & 3DS Launches In Europe And Australia This November

Finally!

Whilst North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight for what feels like an eternity now, Wii U and 3DS owners in other parts of the world are still yet to experience the joys of this medieval side-scroller. Thankfully, the wait is nearly finally over for these remaining locations, with developer Yacht Club Games today...

News: The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Been Confirmed

The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Been Confirmed

Kersploosh! 3D Classics: Kid Icarus! StarTropics II! More!

It's that time again, North American Club Nintendo fans, for the monthly rewards update that will try to separate you from your hard-earned virtual coins. This batch shakes things up a little from the last two months, with two 3DS eShop releases included in the portable offerings along with...

Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe)

16th October (Europe)

DK delights and discounts, Lone Survivor, themes, PAC-MAN and more

The start of a fresh week can be a happy occasion for European Nintendo gamers, as it means Nintendo Download Update news. While it doesn't always provide thrills and spills, this week's selection certainly has some tempting options, including a new title on Wii U, some retro...

News: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow to Complete GBA Trilogy on Wii U Virtual Console

Scarily good

The Game Boy Advance enjoyed a terrific trilogy of 2D Castlevania titles — as did its successor, the DS — which set impressive standards for portable entries in the franchise. With GBA games on the Wii U, the prospect of playing them on the GamePad — or the TV if you like enormous pixels — must have come to the minds of Konami...

Interview: Mobot Studios Discusses Paper Monsters Recut and its Commitment to Wii U

Mobot Studios Discusses Paper Monsters Recut and its Commitment to Wii U

Not papering over the cracks

It's already clear that, for devoted and keen Wii U owners, the eShop is a sanctuary of regular releases. Indie gaming is all the rage, and the eShop eco-system is already taking on a fairly unique identity with a mix of major download releases, occasional exclusives and — for better or worse, depending on the game...

Video: Join Curve Studios On An Exploration Of Stealth Inc 2's Overworld

Join Curve Studios On An Exploration Of Stealth Inc 2's Overworld

Developer gives us an exclusive video commentary

Stealth Inc 2 is coming to the Wii U eShop very soon, and to mark this event we've teamed up with developer Curve Studios (the guys who are officially the best at Mario Kart 8, don't you know) to bring you a series of videos which focus on different elements of the title. The first video — shown...

News: Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month

Tengami Wii U eShop Release Expected Next Month

Worth the paper it's written on?

The visually stunning Tengami may have launched on iOS earlier this year, but we're still waiting on the Wii U eShop version. Developer Nyamyam previously stated that June would be the month, but that soon came and went with no sign of a release. Last we heard, the game was complete pending age ratings and general...

News: Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Get psyched!

North Carolina-based Actos Games, the creator of the recently announced Wii U eShop platformer psyscrolr, has released a new tutorial video series explaining how the GamePad will be utilised in the project that promises to feature strong narrative elements, epic boss battles and seamlessly integrated puzzle mechanics. The first video...

News: Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Wii U and 3DS both covered

The Nintendo of America download update is always a popular arrival, but the region's habit of announcing future arrivals is also a neat bonus. It helps when the announced Virtual Console games are enticing, too, which was certainly the case last week with confirmation of two Castlevania titles making their VC débuts...

Nintendo Download: 2nd October (North America)

2nd October (North America)

Smash Bros. arrives, Castlevania goodness, 99Seconds and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, with details of this week's Nintendo Download Update treats now here. The headline arrival is rather obviously Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, though we have some other choices — including a Castlevania title's Virtual Console début — to...

News: Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Tadpole Treble's New Trailer Shows the Lighter Side of Developers

Throwing money into the mix

BitFinity – the developer behind the upcoming Wii U eShop title Tadpole Treble – has put together a new trailer to show off how far the game has come in its development cycle, taking a similar approach to Curve Studio's recent trailer for Thomas Was Alone. The game initially began as a Kickstarter and reached its

News: Defense Dome Aiming for Super Scope Nostalgia on Wii U This Holiday

Defense Dome Aiming for Super Scope Nostalgia on Wii U This Holiday

Shoot on sight

Hullbreach Studios has announced an additional confirmed title as a Wii U eShop exclusive, a project that aims to tap into nostalgia for the SNES Super Scope game, Intercept. The clunky bazooka-like peripheral won't be used on the Wii U, of course, but Defense Dome will use the GamePad's gyroscope for aiming; it'll be a budget-priced...