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News: Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Armature to share Unreal Engine 4 Wii U code

Though Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night won't arrive until 2017, the spiritual Castlevania successor led by Koji Igarashi has become an outstanding success in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Paypal. In fact, combining both sources it's now raised over $4 million, unlocking an exciting stretch goal in...

News: Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Free DLC Heading to Affordable Space Adventures, With Plans for Future Paid Content

Extra Value Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures is one of a small group of Wii U exclusives, and arguably does more for the cause of the Wii U GamePad's unique capabilities than a number of Nintendo's own efforts. A collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, we gave it a strong recommendation in our review. It's a premium-priced...

Video: Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Check Out What Can be Done in Art Academy: Atelier Without Any Experience

Hung, drawn, & water-coloured

Nintendo's latest foray into its Art Academy series will no doubt appeal to the arty and the creatively-minded, but that's not the only audience that can benefit from Art Academy: Atelier (known as Art Academy: Home Studio in North America). This reporter has barely touched an art supply in ten years, and has never...

News: Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Image & Form Tackles SteamWorld Heist E3 Plans, Pricing and Development Progress in Q & A

Not digging too deep, though

With SteamWorld Heist building up, well, steam for its release later this year, the studio's latest Q & A provides some further update on development progress, plans for E3 and planned pricing. As for E3, company CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson will be in LA to show off the game to the media, including your humble Nintendo...

Video: Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

Watch Koji Igarashi Hack And Slash His Way Through An Early Build Of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

"I like their wobbly movements"

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's crowdfunding drive has just three days to go and has raised over $3,700,000 at the time of writing. To drum up even more interest and perhaps encourage a final surge of backers, creator Koji Igarashi has published a video showing some off-screen footage from a very early version of...

News: USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

USK Reiterates That IARC, A Quick and Global Age Ratings Option, Will Come to the eShop

Should help developers to release globally quicker

We've highlighted in the past how obtaining age ratings can be a complicated and expensive process for Indie developers on tight budgets. While the ESRB service in North America is free and based online, complaints over the slower processes in PAL territories - which also cost a fair amount of money...

News: Momonga Pinball Adventures Is Bouncing And Flipping Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Momonga Pinball Adventures Is Bouncing And Flipping Its Way To The Wii U eShop

Another mobile title makes the jump

Update: D'oh. We've just realised that we actually reported on this back in 2013 - presumably Paladin Studios has reconfirmed the arrival of the game on the Wii U eShop. We'll find out and let you know when we know. Original story: Paladin Studios has revealed that its 2013 mobile title Momonga Pinball...

News: Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Reggie Has Been Pushing For Binding Of Isaac To Come To Nintendo Consoles Since 2012

Nintendo of America boss is quite a fan, it seems

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be hitting Wii U and 3DS this year, and boy has it been a long time coming. The game was teased for Nintendo systems way back in 2012, but Nintendo was initially opposed to the idea - citing the game's "questionable religious content" as the reason for blocking a...

News: World of Goo and Little Inferno Developers Announce New Game - Human Resource Machine

World of Goo and Little Inferno Developers Announce New Game - Human Resource Machine

"A puzzle game for nerds"

Tomorrow Corporation - a studio set up by former members of World of Goo developer 2D Boy - has ended its relatively lengthy spell away from the spotlight to announce its next game - Human Resource Machine. Eager Wii U eShop gamers may remember its release that greeted the console launch - Little Inferno - which was a...

News: Curve Is Bringing RageSquid's Action Henk To The Wii U eShop

Curve Is Bringing RageSquid's Action Henk To The Wii U eShop

It figures

Curve Digital has revealed that it is bringing RageSquid's PC title Action Henk to consoles this Summer. The game features a wacky action figure who loves nothing more than racing across various environments in the quickest time possible. You'll be able to run, jump and butt-slide across 70 different levels, with the objective of shaving...

News: Natsume Is Bringing Smartphone Title Ninja Strike To The Wii U eShop

Natsume Is Bringing Smartphone Title Ninja Strike To The Wii U eShop

Will be showing it off at E3

Natsume has just confirmed the titles it will be showing off at E3, and among them you'll spot a new name: Ninja Strike. Before you get your hopes up, it's not some exciting simulation of what it must have been like in ancient Japan when the Shogun's best assassins decided to down tools over low pay - instead, it's a...

Nintendo Download: 4th June (North America)

4th June (North America)

Pip, Cube Life, AVGN on 3DS, Lord of Magna, DSiWare rebirth and more

It's that time again, North America, for the latest Nintendo Download Update details, and this week is varied and a tad bizarre. We have an eagerly anticipated eShop platformer, a world-building title aiming to bring a bit of Minecraft-style glamour to the home console, while the...

Video: Check Out This Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Speed Run

Check Out This Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut Speed Run

New video shows extended puzzling gameplay

We first heard that first-person puzzler Q.U.B.E. - The Director's Cut would be arriving on the Wii U back in April 2013. You'd be forgiven if you had forgotten all about this intriguing Portal 2-style game, but thankfully GRIP Games hasn't given up on the idea of a Wii U release; we're assured that it wil

Video: RIVE's Latest Explosive Trailer Invents An Entirely New Word For Destruction

RIVE's Latest Explosive Trailer Invents An Entirely New Word For Destruction

"SHMUPSTRAVAGANZA" indeed

Two Tribes has just launched the latest trailer - amusingly dubbed "SHMUPSTRAVAGANZA" - for its shooter RIVE, and it's so packed with pyrotechnics you might want to don a pair of shades before clicking the "play" button. The trailer contains content that has been added since the game was shown off at PAX, and shows off...

News: Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Playtonic Wants Yooka-Laylee To Eclipse Banjo-Kazooie When It Comes To Sheer Size

Putting those fears to bed

Yooka-Layee's amazing Kickstarter campaign has ensured that Rare fans will be getting the next best thing to a Banjo-Kazooie sequel, but some supporters have expressed doubts about the size of the adventure, given that the game will retail for a low price and - comparatively-speaking, at least - its budget remains modest...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Has A Dramatic Impact On eShop Charts

Humble Nindie Bundle Has A Dramatic Impact On eShop Charts

All change in the top 10

The Humble Nindie Bundle has been a massive success - despite the lack of cross-region availability - and has, at the time of writing, raised $618,463.11 over more than 67,000 bundles. If you needed any further indication of its popularity, you need look no futher than this week's Wii U and 3DS eShop charts. While Splatoon...

News: Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Asynchronous Online Multiplayer to Feature in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Virtual gravestones are on the agenda

In a trend typified by titles such as Mighty No. 9 and current crowdfunding effort Yooka-Laylee, hugely respected veteran developers are forming teams to bring retro back. Or, if not retro, a return to classic design that isn't necessarily enough of a sure thing to receive backing from major publishers...