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News: Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Releasing on 19th June in North America

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Releasing on 19th June in North America

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world

Just a couple weeks ago, we reported that the Super Nintendo classic Another World (initially known in North America as Out of This World) would be coming to Wii U and 3DS as Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition. Now, it appears we can confirm the title's release date as 19th June on Wii U eShop thanks to this...

News: Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

The fun of Spikes! In your hands!

Tough-as-nails platformer 1001 Spikes has earned its share of die-hard (and often) fans. However, a seemingly consistent criticism of the Wii U version among players, and also mentioned in our review, is the lack of off-TV play. But publisher Nicalis has been listening, and have tweeted that a free update in the...

News: Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain Now Free on European Wii U eShop

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain Now Free on European Wii U eShop

Not yet in North America

Just recently Nintendo released its first DS title on the Wii U Virtual Console, offering Brain Training / Brain Age for free in Japan. Now, without any warning or announcement, it's released Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain onto the Wii U eShop for free in Europe. The banner for the title says that it's only available...

News: Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Both Arrive On Wii U eShop in Europe

Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection Both Arrive On Wii U eShop in Europe

30% discount at launch

Somewhat out of the blue Nintendo released two Pac-Man titles onto the Wii U eShop yesterday in North America, in order to celebrate the arrival of Bandai Namco's mascot in Super Smash Bros.. Thankfully European gamers won't miss out, as both have now appeared on the Wii U eShop in the region, with the same 30% initial...

Nintendo Download: 12th June (North America)

12th June (North America)

Pac-Man's back, AiRacing, vampire slaying and a massive number of discounts

It's Nintendo Download time, bringing us more goodies to console us for the fact that E3 2014 is now in its last day. There are two Pac-Man titles to celebrate the mascot's appearance in Super Smash Bros., some options to celebrate the upcoming Soccer World Cup, a couple of...

E3 2014: Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bonanza on the Wii U and 3DS eShop Stores

Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bonanza on the Wii U and 3DS eShop Stores

Mario, Sonic, Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi games included

With E3 2014 now into the swing of things, Nintendo of America has launched an enticing 30% discount promotion on multiple major titles on both the Wii U and 3DS. The discounts have been applied to franchises that are prominent in Nintendo's show, with Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Yoshi and LEGO (courtesy...

Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is Also Coming to Wii U

Mini interview, screens and details galore to enjoy

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse is currently one of the most eagerly-awaited 3DS titles in the Nintendo Life office, but this is an adventure so epic that it simply couldn't be contained to a single system. We're pleased to share the exclusive early news that WayForward is also bringing Shantae's...

Interview: Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U

Image & Form on its SteamWorld Dig Adventure and Hopes for Wii U

"I believe 2014 is going to be a great year for the Wii U"

Just recently Image & Form confirmed that SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U this Autumn / Fall, which is certainly terrific news for fans of the 3DS original. In some senses it's entirely logical, as the title has been upgraded for HD releases on PC and PS4, while also making its way...

Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer 2014

Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer 2014

Download delights

The Wii U eShop has come a long way since launch, though the day one line-up did also have some rather enjoyable options on offer. The library was particularly slow to grow in its first year, but an influx of excellent titles has since flowed. The platform's support for Unity and various tools in the Nintendo Web Framework have...

News: Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Causal Bit Games taking extra time to utilize game testers' feedback

Upcoming Wii U eShop title Insanity's Blade has had its release date changed to "TBA" for the time being, according to a blog post on Causal Bit Games' official site. The game, an 8-bit arcade-style adventure promising to offer "the ultimate 8-bit experience," was funded

News: Shovel Knight Launches in North America on Wii U and 3DS eShops on 26th June

Shovel Knight Launches in North America on Wii U and 3DS eShops on 26th June

Yacht Club Games also attending E3

Dust off your spade and get ready for action because Yacht Club Games has just announced that Shovel Knight will be released in North America on both the Wii U and 3DS eShops on the 26th of this month. If Shovel Knight hasn’t already piqued your interest, it’s an 8-Bit inspired adventure game that’s been...

News: Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Some story background for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley also included

Natsume recently announced that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming to 3DS in 2014, and has today used its pre-E3 press release to confirm two more titles coming to Nintendo systems; both seem like candidates for the eShop, though that's not confirmed. First up we have...

News: SteamWorld Dig Is Finding Its Way to Wii U This Autumn / Fall

SteamWorld Dig Is Finding Its Way to Wii U This Autumn / Fall

Dig a little deeper

After some teases in the past week, Swedish developer Image & Form has now confirmed that hugely popular 3DS eShop title SteamWorld Dig is coming to the Wii U eShop, targeting a Fall / Autumn release on the home console's store. It's great news for fans, and has a certain logic as the title has already been enhanced and...

Nintendo Download: 5th June (North America)

5th June (North America)

Tomodachi comes to life, 1001 Spikes, Minish Cap and much more

It's that time, North America, for the latest Nintendo Download Update with the details of new goodies available this week. There's a high-profile retail title on 3DS along with an assortment of new download-only titles on both current systems; there's some welcome retro Zelda and more...

News: 1001 Spikes Creator Believes Trends Are Shifting Back Towards Tough, Challenging Games

1001 Spikes Creator Believes Trends Are Shifting Back Towards Tough, Challenging Games

"We are at a cusp of a new revolution"

1001 Spikes is available now on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores in North America, and early noise around the platforming title is that it's pretty darn tough. Retro in looks and, it seems, retro in style, it's sure to endanger 3DS systems and GamePad controllers now that it's nestling on some systems. Though...

News: Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games and Creator of The Walking Dead to Create Themed Pinball Table

Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games and Creator of The Walking Dead to Create Themed Pinball Table

Wii U release inconclusive

Fans of The Walking Dead are in for a treat with pinball masters Zen Studios announcing it has partnered with the series creator and writer Robert Kirkman, Skybound, and Telltale Games, to release an all-new digital table for Zen Pinball 2 based on the popular episodic game series of the same name. In a true collaborative...

News: Brain Training / Brain Age Makes DS Début on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Brain Training / Brain Age Makes DS Début on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Suddenly released for free

Nintendo caused a minor stir earlier this year when it announced DS titles for the Wii U Virtual Console, with the accompanying concept image showing both screens side-by-side on the GamePad; it's an idea that may not suit all games released on the portable, at least not without some alternative formatting. In any case...

News: Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Confirmed for Wii U and 3DS

There's a new trailer to prove it

Not long ago we reported on a rating — which was quickly taken down — that appeared to show that Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition is coming to the Wii U and 3DS; as it's one of the most iconic games of the '90s, that was pleasing news for some of us with long memories. At the time publisher The Digital...